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Beaufort Boys & Girls Club holds program 

As part of national Boys & Girls Clubs of America Week, the local clubs that make up Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry will host special events for their members, parents and the community. At the Beaufort Club, 1100 Boundary St., Beaufort, on Thursday, March 27, at 4:30 p.m., the club’s Martial Arts Program will have an exhibition for club members and parents. There have been participating members who have completely changed their behavior, grades in school, etc. because of their participation in this program. Contact Anthony Murray at 843-986-5437.

Emily’s hosts annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser 

Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners will be hosting the 6th Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser at Emily’s Restaurant, 906 Port Republic Street in downtown Beaufort on Sunday, March 30 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. There will be great wines, appetizers, and silent auction with all proceeds going to March of Dimes! Tickets are $30 each or two for $50. Please stop by 1211 Boundary Street or call 843-986-2444 for tickets.

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 and members of the community are invited. 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: April 1: “The Cross: Where Justice…”; April 8: “The Cross: Met Mercy.”

Caregiver support services topic of meeting 

Those who are stressed because they are managing a senior citizen’s health care can find help. Caregiver support services will be the topic Dr. Carl Derrick, III addresses at an open discussion on Tuesday, April 2, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Quality Inn Town Center meeting room.  Dr. Derrick, an internist at Lowcountry Medical Group, will discuss resources available to those who are caregivers. Also on hand to answer questions will be experts in the fields of hospice, assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Supervised adult care is available with advance notice. The Quality Inn Town Center is located at 2001 Boundary Street, Beaufort, across from the Beaufort County Government Center. Please call 843-592-2356 or email rewing@enlivant.com to reserve a seat.

Community Bible Study holds women’s brunch 

The Beaufort Women’s Day Class of Community Bible Study will hold an informational Adult Women Visitor’s Day Brunch on Thursday, April 3, from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. at Parish Church of St. Helena’s Parish Hall, Beaufort. This event is open to all area women interested in joining Community Bible Study for the 2014-15 class study of 1 & 2 Corinthians beginning in September. Community Bible Study is non-denominational presenting an in-depth Bible study in a caring format.  The Beaufort class meets at St. Helena Parish Church from September to May on Thursday mornings and is open to women and their children, infants to age 12; classes are limited.  Reservations for the brunch are not required; no childcare is available. For more information, call Sandi Fischer 838-0212 or visit www.beaufort.cbsclass.org or like them on Facebook.

Beaufort Agility Club starts spring session 

Beaufort Agility Club will start a new Spring session on April 6 at 10 a.m. Come out for fun and exercise, not to mention socialization at Beaufort Dog’s play yard, 1307 Boundary Street. Contact: Kelley-BeaufotDog.com or stop in to pre-register and receive a discount. Obedience classes also now enrolling.

Hospice hosts support bereavement groups

FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice offers bereavement services for individuals who are dealing with the loss of a loved one.  The groups are open to anyone who has experienced a loss regardless of whether their loved one was a patient of FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice. FRIENDS hosts a one-hour bereavement support group for adults at their offices located at 1110 13th St., Port Royal, on the third Thursday of each month. Group members learn from each other and share their thoughts and feelings with compassionate listeners who have also experienced significant loss.

FRIENDS will also host a four-week Bereavement Series on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in April — April 2, 9, 23 and 30.  This series is designed to help understand your grief journey and learn ways to cope. These sessions will be held at 1110 13th St., Port Royal. For questions, call the office at 843-525-6257.

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April is National Parkinson’s Awareness Month. On Saturday, April 5, national Parkinson’s Disease lecturer Mary Sprumelli will discuss non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s at the Lowcountry Parkinson’s support group symposium at the Colleton River Club in Bluffton. Seating is limited; pre-registration is required. The cost is $7.50 per person and includes lunch at the Colleton River Club. Event exhibition tables open at 10 a.m. and the symposium begins promptly at 10:30 a.m. To register, call 843-525-0354 or email pdawaresc@gmail.com.

Everyone is invited to the 19th annual KidFest 

Everyone is invited to the 19th annual KidFest, a large, one-day event held each spring presented by Marine Corps Community Services South Carolina in partnership with CAPA, The Exchange Club of Beaufort and Beaufort County Department of Social Services. The event involves approximately 50 to 60 agencies  that provide fun activities for children and educational/awareness information for parents. The theme this year is, “Keeping Kids safe in celebration of Child Abuse Prevention Month and Month of the Military Child.” KidFest will be held Saturday, April 5, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Cross Creek Shopping Center (Best Buy, Belk etc.) on Robert Smalls Parkway. For more information, email christie.r.jeter@usmc-mccs.org. (The Department of Defense and the Marine Corps neither endorse nor favor any commercial supplier, product, or service.)

Stork’s Nest is holding free baby shower drives 

Stork’s Nest, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is holding a free event called “Pregnant Pause: Brunch and Learn.” If you are expecting a baby, then you’re invited to a special celebration and annual baby shower donation drive from 10 a.m. to noon at the following locations:

• Tuesday, April 8: Chelsea Medical Clinic, 721 Okatie Highway, Ridgeland

• Monday, April 14: Port Royal Medical Clinic, 1320 S. Ribaut Road, Port Royal

• Saturday, April 19: Wesley United Methodist, 810 Duke Street, Beaufort.

There will be food, door prizes and a lot of information. For details, please call 843-263-4664.

Sportfishing & Diving Club to hold April meeting 

The Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club’s April meeting will be held Thursday, April 10th at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Lady’s Island, off Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Captain Jim Clarke of Straycat Fishing Charters who will be giving his presentation on Cobia. This presentation will include rods and reels, baits, the importance of chumming and anchoring. Guests are always welcome. For more information, contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122.

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, pink T-shirts will be on sale for $10 and sweat-shirts for $12!  Contact Lulynn at info@cleaningforareason.org to order before March 31.

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