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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.

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.

Helena House offers many support services

• 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. Please RSVP by calling 843-592-2356 or by e-mail at rewing@enlivant.com.

Church workshops promote ‘coming home’

The old adage, “There’s no place like home” can mean even more when we consider our relationship with God.  If you have been away from the Catholic Church or are newly returned to the practice of your faith, St. Peter’s, 70 Lady Island Drive, welcomes you May 3 through June 7 for six consecutive Saturdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m. for presentations, discussions and questions and answers designed to help our brothers and sisters come home. For more info, please contact Deborah Richard at 575-3742, deborahm@catholic.org.

Volunteers can help build local oyster reefs

Coastal Conservation Association (CCA), SC’s Topwater Action Campaign and SCDNR’s SCORE program need help with the Beaufort County Oyster Reef Habitat Build on Thursday, May 15, from 2 to 5 p.m. They will depart from Whitehall Landing on Lady’s Island. The build and restoration part of the SCORE program works with local citizen groups to conduct actual habitat restoration projects and to monitor the success of those efforts. Projects involved building new reefs with recycled shells for recruitment of oyster larvae. As these pilot reefs begin to recruit new oysters and attract other critters of the estuary, they are being used as living classrooms and research platforms. Volunteer citizens are critical to monitoring the new reefs throughout the year to increase our understanding of how best to restore oyster habitats. To volunteer or for more information, contact CCA SC by calling 803-865-4164 or email hsmith@ccasouthcarolina.com.

Volunteer with Friends of Caroline Hospice 

FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice has cared for generations of Beaufort County residents nearing the end of their life’s journey. Volunteers fulfill critical roles providing support to the individuals as well as their families and friends. Friends of Caroline Hospice volunteers serve Beaufort County as patient volunteers, child bereavement team volunteers, drivers, office assistants, fundraising assistants, event planners, sales assistants at The Red Door Thrift Shop, and a variety of community awareness and outreach programs. All volunteers receive training for their roles.  Volunteers work in conjunction with other volunteers and under the supervision and guidance of a staff member. they are in current need of patient and Red Door Thrift Shop volunteers. If you are interested in joining the team, please call Cristin Casper at 843-525-6257 or visit www.freindsofcarolinehospice.com.

Military Officers group holds meeting at Dataw

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)/Low Country Chapter protects rights and interests of all present and past U.S. commissioned and warrant officers — active duty, Reserve, National Guard, former and retired. Join the chapter for lunch May 6, in the Dataw Island Club’s Tabby Room (free pass at gate). Recently appointed Beaufort County Veterans Affairs Officer Carl Wedler (a vet himself), will bring the group up to date on federal and state veterans’ issues. At 11:30 a.m. there will be cash bar, with luncheon at noon. Cost is $25 per person; casual dress. For reservations, call or e-mail chapter Treasurer Robert de Treville at redetreville@sprintmail.com or 843-522-1255 by Apr. 30; or visit www.lcmoaa.org.

Run Hog Wild benefits Lowcountry Montessori 

On May 10,  from 4 to 10 p.m., The Run Hog Wild event on Cat Island will benefit Lowcountry Montessori School. The event will kick off with a Kids Hog Jog, 5K and 10K, followed by post race concert and BBQ. The first male and female runner to cross the finish line in each age division will be awarded a custom Run Hog Wild medal. The band Cranford Hollow will take the stage at 7 p.m. for a lively, family friendly concert. Treat yourself to a cold craft beer from River Dog Brewery. Catering being provided by Cat Island Grill with Big Pig BBQ or Little Hog Dog option. Registration now open on www.active.com. Concert is free, $20 for the Big Pig BBQ Platter or $10 for the Little Hog Dog. Find out more about the event online at www.lowcountrymontessori.com.

United Methodist has Carteret Closet Sale

The United Methodist Women of Carteret Street United Methodist Church will be holding their 3rd annual sale of gently used clothing for all members of the family in the fellowship hall of the church at 408 Carteret Street, Beaufort, on Friday, May 2 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 3 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wonderful bargains for everyone at the Carteret Closet Sale! For questions or directions, call Sally Fordham at 843-812-3311 or the church office at 843-524-3841.

Gamecock Classic Golf Tournament to be held

The Beaufort County Gamecock Classic Golf Tournament sponsored by DuPriest Construction Co. will be on Saturday, June 14. It will be held at the Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island. This is a 4 person scramble, Captain’s Choice format starting at 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit USC Scholarship Athletes. Entry fee of $100 per player includes a green fee and golf cart, gift bag, sausage or chicken biscuits for breakfast,  awards lunch, beverages (on the course), and hole contests and prizes. If you would like to play or get a team together, please call Linda McCarty at 843-521-1445 or send to Beaufort County Gamecock Club, 2 Carolina Lane, Beaufort, SC 29907.

Daughters of American Revolution has meeting

The May meeting of the Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 8 at the home of Mrs. Earl Hailston, 205 de la Gaye Point, Islands of Beaufort. The meeting will open with Installation of Officers for 2014-2016 followed by the annual Spring Luncheon. Please contact Regent Charlene Shufelt at 525-0158 for more information.

Beaufort Citadel Club holds coaches night

The annual Beaufort Citadel Club Coaches night will be held on Tuesday June 3 at the Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club located at 30 Yacht Club Drive (off Meridian Road), Lady’s Island, SC. The new Citadel Football Head Coach Mike Houston will be the guest speaker, along with members of his staff. Houston spent the last three seasons as the head coach at Lenoir-Rhyne, leading the Bears to three consecutive South Atlantic Conference championships. Coach Houston ended 2013 with a school-record 13 wins and a trip to the Division II national championship game. He has earned three straight SAC’s Coach of the Year and was also named the Don Hansen Super Region II Coach of the Year in 2013. The social begins at 6 p.m., followed by a Lowcountry Boil served at 7 p.m. Dress is very casual and cost is $15 per person or $20 per couple. RSVP to Chris Gibson at 843-522-2020; cgibson@insuranceserv.com.

Beaufort Church of Christ holding revival

The public is invited to the Beaufort Church of Christ, “Where All the Doors Swing Loose on Welcome Hinges to You and to Yours!” for the Gospel Meeting  and Revival, June 8 to 13. The theme is “A Pure Fountain But A Contaminated Stream” Proverbs 3:5-6. Guest speaker will be Brother Samuell Pounds, Minister from Winter Haven, Fla. Sunday, June 8 is Family & Friends Day, services are 11:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 9 through Friday, June 13, services will be 7:30 p.m. nightly. Host minister is Dr. Jonas Gadson. All services are held at the Beaufort Church of Christ, 170 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort, SC, 29906, down the street from the Golden Corral. For more information, email jg@jonasbonus.com or call 843-524-4281 or visit www.BeaufortCoC.com.

Mentoring group holds Young Men’s Conference

The Extra Mile Club (EMC) is a mentoring group in the Beaufort community. The club’s vision is to promote academics, leadership, discipline, self-esteem and sportsmanship in a safe, healthy and enjoyable environment while serving God and our community. EMC would like to extend an invitation to young men (ages 7-21) to attend a Young Men’s Conference on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Dale, S.C. The conference is from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  There is no charge to attend. The speakers for the conference are: Pastor James E. Moore, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church; Pastor Michael Maybin, Kingdom Seekers Family Worship Center; Minister Kenneth Bush, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church; CDR Willie J. Brown, Director for Administration, Naval Hospital Beaufort; Mr. Aarron Bush, Fellowship of Christian Athletes; and Mr. Freddie Lawton Jr., Assistant Principal at Whale Branch Middle School. The conference is intended to encourage, motivate and inspire our young men to achieve greatness. Please RSVP by May 18 by calling Chris Dantzler at 843-812-3904 or Gaynelle Dantzler at 843-812-2056.

Program talks mental health in Lowcountry

The Mental Health Access Coalition of Beaufort County announces the second in a series of public conversations on “Creating Community Solutions for Mental Health in the Lowcountry”, to be held on Saturday, May 17 at Okatie Elementary School, 53 Cherry Point Road, Okatie, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free but registration is required. The public is invited to participate in a moderated dialogue to discuss how mental health issues affect our communities. To register or for further information, please contact Sarah Eliasoph at NAMI Beaufort County, 832-681-2200 ext. 1# or nami@hargray.com.