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Dr. Larry Rowland to speak at DAR meeting

The April meeting of the Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will take place on Thursday, April 10 at the St. Helena Branch of the Beaufort Public Library, Jonathan Francis Senior Road, St. Helena Island at 2 p.m. This meeting will be held together with the Governor Paul Hamilton Chapter, South Carolina Society Sons of the American Revolution, and the highlight of afternoon will be a talk by Dr. Larry Rowland, noted historian, about “The American Revolution in the Lowcountry.” Members of both groups will have an opportunity to visit with Dr. Rowland after the talk as they gather for refreshments. Contact Charlene Shufelt at 525-0158 for more information.

Sportfishing & Diving Club to have meeting 

The Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club’s April meeting will be held Thursday, April 10 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.

ArtiZen Yoga provides ‘Being of Service’ class

On the second Thursday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., ArtiZen Yoga provides “Being of Service,” a free all-level yoga class exclusively for active military and their spouses. This month’s class will be held Thursday, April 10, and it will be taught by Ayren Pfeifer, certified Ashtanga teacher and a military spouse of 13 years. Childcare will be available for a small fee: $5 for one child/$3 for each additional child. ArtiZen Yoga is located in Newcastle Square in Uptown Beaufort.

Beaufort Agility Club starts spring session 

Beaufort Agility Club will start a new Spring session on Saturday, April 12 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@BeaufortDog.com or stop in to pre-register and receive a discount. Obedience classes also now enrolling.

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:

• 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.

Take a spring tour of Penn Center campus 

The spring tour of the historic campus of Penn Center on St. Helena Island will be held Saturday, April 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The full day of events will include:

• 10 a.m.: PBS Documentary, “Against All Odds.”

• 11 a.m.: Tour Museum Exhibit “Harlem on my Mind.”

• Noon: Guided campus tour

• 1 p.m.: Lowcountry Fried Fish lunch

• 2 p.m.: More guided campus tours.

• 2 to 4 p.m.: Artist demonstrations and book signings.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for kids 12 and under. Call Penn Center at 843-838-2432.

Artisans and Antiques to be held at Habersham

On Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Second Annual Artisans and Antiques at Habersham will feature antique furniture, pottery, vintage linens, jewelry,  fine and folk art, sundresses, clothing, outdoor furniture, garden art, greenery, coastal and shell art, baskets, honey, soaps, fused glass, home decor, blacksmithing, and more. For a special feature, Wood Song Canoes will be brining a hand built canoe. Shops and restaurants will be open during this special event. Visit www.ArtisansandAntiquesSC.com or call 440-503-8414 for information. Habersham Marketplace is located at 13 Market St., Beaufort, SC, 29906.

Volunteer with SCORE to build oyster reefs

South Carolina Department of Natural Resource’s SCORE program is holding several local opportunities to volunteer to build oyster reef. Here are the events:

• Tuesday, April 15, 8:30 to 11 a.m., at Eddings Point Landing, St. Helena Island

• Saturday, April 26, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Section 5 of the Spanish Moss Trail, Beaufort

• Saturday, April 26, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brickyard Landing, Lady’s Island.

As always, participants must wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you do not mind getting a little dirty. They will provide gloves, sunscreen, bug spray, and water, but volunteers can be eco-friendly and bring a refillable bottle. To join any of these events, please RSVP by email at score@dnr.gov.

Online auction helps raise funds for PAL 

Bid for over 500 items and help raise funds to give homeless, stray, abused and unwanted animals a second chance.
Palmetto Animal League will host its 5th annual online auction from 8 a.m. Friday, April 11 through 10 p.m. Monday, April 14. It’s a fun and easy way to win fabulous items while helping animals. There are unique items in 30 categories including 100 local dining certificates, 40 golf rounds at top courses, Olive the Above in-store tasting party, tickets for the 2015 Westminster Dog Show with airfare, and so much more. Get your paws on the keyboard and bid for PAL. Access the auction site at www.pal.dojiggy.com or visit PAL’s website www.palmettoanimalleague.org. Proceeds will help care for the many pets awaiting adoption at Palmetto Animal League’s Adoption Center in Okatie’s Riverwalk Business Park.
For information about PAL, contact Amy Campanini at 843-645-1725 or president@palmettoanimalleague.org.
For information about the online auction, contact Pam Dyer at pthomasdyer@hargray.com or 843-837-8727.

Soft Shell Crab Festival will be in Port Royal 

The 11th annual Soft Shell Crab Festival will be held Saturday, April 19 from noon to 5 p.m., along Paris Avenue in Port Royal. Spring is the time for soft shell crabs and the Old Village in Port Royal is the place to savor these delicacies. Local restaurants will serve up varieties of soft shell crab in clever variations. Barbecue, burgers, ice cream, other seafood and more food will be available. Organizers expect food vendors, artists and crafters lined up on Paris Avenue. There will be children’s activities, live music, and a classic car show. The festival will also feature the annual crab race where approximately 5,000 rubber crabs are “adopted” by festival attendees for $10 each. The crab will be dropped into Battery Creek at 5 p.m. and the owner of the crab to cross the finish line at the Observation Deck will receive a $2,000 cash prize. For more information and to adopt a crab, go to www.PortRoyalCrabRace.com. For more information about the festival, visit www.oldvillageportroyal.com or call 843-592-1892.

Fripp Audubon holding bird behavioral program 

Fripp Audubon, in partnership with Naturally Fripp Community Wildlife Habitat, presents avian behavioral detectives Ed and Cindy Boos with their fascinating photographic observations and expert insights into rarely seen aspects of bird lifecycles with “Avian Courtship, Mating and Nesting.” The program will be held Thursday, April 24, at Fripp Island Community Centre. Meet ‘n’ greet starts at 6 p.m., program at 7 p.m. This is a free presentation, and a free pass is available at the Fripp gate. Contact pete.richards@comcast.net or 843-441-2153 and visit www.islc.net/audubon.

Parris Island Officers’ Spouses’ Club has event 

Friday, April 25 at 5:30 p.m., Parris Island Officers’ Spouses’ Club 3rd Annual Silent and Live Auction will be held. All proceeds will be used to benefit the local military community. The public is invited for an evening of hors d’oeuvres, a silent and live auction and a raffle at Traditions Restaurant on Parris Island.  Tickets will be $10 at the door; advanced ticket purchases include five free raffle tickets and are available online at http://parrisislandosc.com/2014-silent-and-live-auction. The Traditions bar will also be open for those who wish to purchase cocktails.  For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/PIOSCAuction.

Spring Book Sale will be at Beaufort library 

The Friends of the Beaufort Library: Beaufort, Lobeco and St. Helena Branches (FOL) will hold its annual Spring Book Sale from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. The Spring Book Sale will be held at the downtown Beaufort Branch Library located at 311 Scott Street in Beaufort. The sale will include thousands of books, CDs, DVDs, audio books and more. All hardback books are $2 unless marked otherwise with regular paperbacks priced at $.50 and trade paperbacks at $1.50 each. The library bookstore will also be open and offer its current inventory at the same prices. To become a member of FOL contact Lee Martin at 843-838-7438 or to volunteer contact Lynn Kittson at 843-379-7040.

Church to celebrate National Day of Prayer 

National Day of Prayer will be celebrated at Riverview Baptist Church, 2209 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC, on May 1, from noon to 1 p.m. For more information, contact Pat Claxton at 379-9084 or Rev. Leon Meadows at 524-8335.

Free workshop helps those grieving a loss 

Are you grieving a loss?  Help can be found by attending, “Finding Healing Through the Grieving Process,” a free workshop from 1:30-3 p.m. on Friday, May 2, at Helena House Assisted Living in Port Royal. An interactive group session will be presented by Alan Poe, who has been a hospice chaplain for eight years and has more than 35 years of experience as a relationship counselor. The sessions are free and open to the public. Helena House is located at 1624 Paris Avenue in Port Royal. Space is limited. Please RSVP by calling 843-592-2356 or by e-mail at rewing@enlivant.com.

Gospel Brunch supports local March of Dimes 

The XI Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will be sponsoring a March of Dimes: March for Babies Gospel Brunch. The 2014 theme is “Setting a Spiritual Sail for Stronger & Healthier Babies.” The event will be Saturday, May 3, at 11:30 a.m. at the Jasmine Room at the Quality Inn at Beaufort Town Center, 2001 Boundary Street, Beaufort. Donation is $30. All proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to support the March of Dimes’ March for Babies mission. Send an email request for tickets to scotta1@hargray.com  or greeklife@lowcountry.com or for more information, call 843-812-6111. The March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies.