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Church to hold service Tuesdays during Lent 

The Parish Church of St. Helena will sponsor a Lenten service each Tuesday during Lent. The service begins at noon in the Parish Hall, 507 Newcastle St., followed by a lecture by guest speaker Alan Runyan and a light lunch. Visitors to Beaufort and members of the community are cordially invited. The program is free, with a small donation. A nursery is available by reservation; call Roz Dixon at 522-1712, ext. 220. The lecture series focuses on the events surrounding the capture, trial and execution of Jesus Christ. The lecture series schedule is: March 25: “The Roman Trial”; April 1: “The Cross: Where Justice…”; April 8: “The Cross: Met Mercy.”

United Hospice holding Camp Cocoon for kids 

The United Hospice Foundation is hosting a Children’s Bereavement, Camp Cocoon of Coastal South.  Camp Cocoon is for any child ages 7-17 who has experienced the heartache of a loved one’s death.  The camp is a setting where children can be surrounded by love,  compassion and understanding. The camp will be Saturday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sergeant Jasper State Park in Hardeeville. For more information, contact United Hospice of Beaufort at 843-522-0476 or visit www.unitedhospicefoundation.org.

Golf tourney benefits search and rescue squads 

Beaufort Water Search and Rescue and Fripp Island Sea Rescue will have their 11th Annual St. Patty’s Golf Tournament on Saturday, March 22 at Ocean Creek Golf Course, Fripp Island. This is the only fundraiser for the non-profit, all-volunteer rescue squads that work with local, state and federal emergency agencies to coordinate quick responses at all hours of the day and night. In a typical year, a combined 80 volunteers respond to 150 to 200 callouts and expend 3,000 to 3,500 man hours. The rescue squads are seeking hole sponsors, personal sponsors, teams and donations of prizes and silent auction items. Registration for the tournament begins at 9 a.m., and the start is 10 a.m. It is a four-person, captain’s choice format and $75 per player. The fee includes the tournament fee, cart, range balls, prizes and lunch. Hole-in-one prizes are a new boat donated by Barrier Island Marine and a golf cart by E-Z-GO. Donations can be sent to Fripp Island Sea Rescue, Attn: Bob Bicknell, 364 Wahoo, Fripp Island, SC, 29920. For more information, contact Bob Bicknell at 843-838-9876.

New archaeology group organizing in Beaufort 

The Archaeology Society of South Carolina Beaufort continues its organization path.  Because there are many people north of the Broad River who are interested in archaeology, there will be a meeting, Monday, March 24 in the Children’s Programming Room at the Beaufort library on Scott Street at noon. Guest speaker will be Dr. Eric Poplin, Senior Archaeologist of Brockington and Associates, SC.  His talk will include information about the Altamaha town, located in Beaufort County. The tentative plans for the new chapter include four quarterly meeting in a public venue. There will be opportunities for field trips and participation in regional archaeological digs. Meetings are free and open to the public; however, membership is encouraged. For more information, contact Mary Lou Brewton at maryloubrew@aol.com.

Get ready for Cleaning For A Reason week 

Cleaning For A Reason week is to help create awareness of Merry Maid’s foundation and shine a light on the importance of a clean home to a cancer patient. You can participate by asking your mayor or governor to declare April 18-24 as Cleaning For A Reason week in your city or state. Also, short-sleeve pink T-shirts will be on sale for $10 and crew neck sweat-shirts for $12!  Contact Lulynn at info@cleaningforareason.org to order before March 31.

Beaufort Beauties strut the runway for charity

Join Main Street Beaufort, USA, as seven local men put their best “heel” forward, dress as women, and compete in a beauty pageant to raise money for four local charities. This fun event will be held at The Shed of Port Royal on Saturday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from the fundraising efforts, ticket sales, and all of the event’s proceeds will be donated to Main Street Beaufort, USA, Dragon Boat Beaufort, Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity, and Healing Heroes of the Lowcountry Fund. Ticket holders will be entertained with an opening number, talent and evening gown competitions, and Q&A with judges Nan Sutton, Holly Jahn, Rep. Shannon Erickson, Kevin Cuppia and Scott Dadson. This year’s contestants are: Joe Feus, Moe’s Southwest Grill; Greg Rawls, Dragon Boat Beaufort; Kyle Warren, Rapid Refill; Danny Williams, Lady’s Island-St. Helena Fire District; Joel Garrett, 94.5 The Coast; Christopher Geier, Attorney at Law; and Justin Lane, Lady’s Island-St. Helena Fire District. Tickets can be purchased from Main Street Beaufort at 843-525-6644 or 101 West Street Extension at $35 each. For more information, call 843-525-6644 or email director@downtownbeaufort.com.

Sea Island Quilters have Demonstration Night 

The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, March 20, at Praise Assembly of God, 800 Parris Island Gateway, 6 p.m. This meeting is Demonstration Night, all are welcomed. For details, call program chairperson Debi Bacon at 757-3416.

SAR to hold first quarterly meeting of year 

The Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will hold its first Quarterly Meeting of the year on Friday, March 21 at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Albergotti Grill on 225 Boundary Street in Beaufort. The program for the luncheon meeting will include presentations by chapter compatriots Pete Dickerson and Tom Wilson about their patriot ancestors.  In addition, the chapter will present Mr. Jake Giametteo with the Bronze Good Citizenship Certificate and Medal. Members and guests and SAR members visiting Beaufort are encouraged to make reservations by calling Registrar Claude Dinkins at 843-524-8034, or President Mike Keyserling 843-322-0299.

COSY will conduct monthly training  

Thursday, March 20, the Collaborative Organization for Services for Youth (COSY) will conduct their monthly training from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the USCB Center for the Arts Auditorium on Carteret Street, Beaufort. March’s training will focus on the evidence-based practice for children and youth with autism. Those who attend will be given an overview of autism and be introduced to the evidence-based practice. Two Social Work CEU’s (continuing education units) are approved for this training by the South Carolina Governor’s Office. All COSY trainings are free and open to the public, but you must register.  Please call 843-521-3150 or email psettles@uscb.edu to reserve your seat.

Women’s group to meet, have OLLI guest speaker  

The Beaufort Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet on Tuesday, March 25, at 6 p.m. in Building 23 on the TCL campus. The guest speaker will be Andrea Sisino, Director of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). They urge all members to attend and bring a friend, and also invite new members to join the group, which works to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. For details contact Dr. Diana Steele at 522-2796 or steele.diana@comcast.net.

Helena House has free community health fair  

A community health fair will be held on Wednesday, March 26, from 9 a.m. to noon at Helena House Assisted Living in Port  Royal. A variety of complimentary and low cost health screenings will be offered including blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and PSA, balance & fall assessments and more. A complimentary breakfast buffet will be provided for all. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 843-252-3001 or e-mail rewing@alcco.com.

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