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Sportfishing and diving club has May meeting

The Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club’s May meeting will be held Thursday, May 8 at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Lady’s Island, off Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. The meeting will consist of a round robin presentation lead by Captain Frank Gibson, Captain Wally Finney, and Vic Fehner. The topic will be on Spanish mackerel, whiting, and other bait fish of choice for live baiting. You do not need a reservation and guests are always welcome. For more information, contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122.

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.

Hope Haven to hold volunteer training

Hope Haven of the Lowcountry, the Rape Crisis and Children’s Advocacy Center, is accepting applications for volunteers and interns to attend the Child Advocate volunteer training. Hope Haven will be holding a Child Advocate volunteer training on Tuesday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Hope Haven.  Child advocate volunteers will supervise Hope Haven’s lobby to greet families, clients, and other agency representatives visiting the office. When children are present, volunteers will interact with them to help reduce stress and anxiety related to separation from their caregiver, the forensic interview and treatment process. During the first two hours of the training, participants will receive training and certification in the Darkness to Light Stewards of Children child abuse prevention training.  If participants wish to volunteer in Hope Haven’s lobby as a child advocate volunteer, participants may stay for the remaining 1.5 hours to receive specific training related to Hope Haven’s lobby. The training is 3.5 hours long and pre-registration is required.  For more information and to register, please contact Leigh-Ann Shoupe at 843- 524-2256.

Volunteers can help build local oyster reef

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 reefs 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.

Local Colonial Dames chapter holds meeting

The Dr. Henry Woodward Chapter of the Colonial Dames XVII Century will meet at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 15.  The meeting will be held at the home of Priscilla Dukes located at 29 Burckmyer Drive, Lady’s Island, SC. The guest speaker is Dr. Travis Folk of Green Pond, SC,  a biologist with Folk Land Management. Please contact Chapter President Anita Henson at 843-524-1256 for more information.

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, contact Sarah Eliasoph at NAMI Beaufort County, 832-681-2200 ext. 1# or nami@hargray.com.

Historical society to have author as speaker  

The Beaufort County Historical Society, in a collaborative effort with the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library, will bring noted speaker and author Dr. Shepherd McKinley, from UNC Charlotte, to talk about his newest book, “Stinking Stones and Rocks of Gold: Phosphate, Fertilizer, and Industrialization in Postbellum, SC” at the May 15 meeting of the Beaufort County Historical Society. The meeting will be held at the St. Helena Library, off Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (just past Penn Center on the left hand side) at noon and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Mary Lou Brewton at maryloubrew@aol.com or 912-604-3634 or online at www.beaufortcountyhistoricalsociety.org.

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.

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.

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.

Habitat for Humanity holds High on the Hog

The third annual CBC National Bank High On The Hog BBQ Festival to benefit LowCountry Habitat for Humanity will be held the first weekend in June at the old Whitehall Plantation on Lady’s Island. Friday, June 6, from 6 to 10 p.m., will be “Everything Lowcountry” where teams cook their favorite dishes in the Lowcountry theme. The local band Deas Guys will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Wristbands are $20, active military, $18. There will also be a VIP tent Friday night, sponsored by The Island News. Tickets are $50 per person and include seating under the tent, unlimited samples while they last, two drink tickets per person and a dessert. Saturday, June 7, is the barbecue competition and the South Carolina BBQ Association certified judges will start Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Gates open to the public 12 until 4 p.m. Broke Locals will entertain. Wristband price is $15, active military $14, kids under 12 free. Two-day ticket price is $30, active military $27. For more information, visit www.highonthehogbeaufort.com. For more information on sponsorships, volunteer opportunities, or build partnerships, call Habitat at 843-522-3500.