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AGLOW Area Team has annual conference
South Carolina AGLOW Area Team is having its annual Leadership Development Training Conference on Saturday, November 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Quality Inn at Beaufort Town Center. For cost or additional information, contact Gloria Gourdin at 843 407-6667 or scaglowareateam@yahoo.com.

Black Chamber of Commerce has EXPO
The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce Business Conference & Expo is set for November 4-5 at the Sea Island Technical College of the Lowcountry in Beaufort. Workshops are scheduled, and registration is open. The event will open on Friday, November 4 with exhibits at 5 p.m. and a networking reception beginning at 6 p.m. Exhibits, educational workshops and a guest speaker will be featured on Saturday, November 5 from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Conference registration is $39 for members of the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce and $59 for non-members. Contact Liz at 843.902.4799 or email beaufortblack@gmail.com for more information.

Pottery for PRISMS fundraiser to be held
The third annual Pottery for PRISMS fundraiser will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Coosaw Point Clubhouse on Lady’s Island. The fundraiser will benefit Parents and Researchers Interested in Smith Magenis Syndrome, a very rare syndrome. All proceeds from the sale will be donated to www.PRISMS.org.

Workshop teaches art of gentle writing critique
On Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. – noon, Technical College of the Lowcountry’s Beaufort Campus will hold The Art of Gentle Critique workshop for $59. To register, call (843) 525-8205. Whether you’re in a writers’ group or helping a fellow writer determine the readability of a story, critiquing is indeed an art. A rip ‘em up, harsh critique can feel extremely personal and actually can be detrimental, especially to an unseasoned writer, while a gentle critique can offer constructive criticism and positive encouragement to move forward. This workshop will teach writers the difference between the two forms and how to shine at gentle critiquing.

YMCA’s Boots & Bling fundraiser returns
The Wardle Family YMCA is hosting its second annual 2011 Boots & Bling Fundraiser and silent auction on Saturday, November 5, from 6:30 -11 p.m. at Butler Marine on Lady’s Island. Boots & Bling is this year’s major fundraiser for capital improvements to the Y. The event will feature five food stations, DJ entertainment, beer, frozen drinks and dancing. Tickets are $60 for individuals and $100 for couples. Purchase your tickets at the Y front desk at 1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal or online at www.ymcabeaufortcounty.com. For additional information, please contact Kelly Collins at kellymelvincollins@gmail.com.

Rotary Club hosts 15th annual oyster roast
Rotary Club of the Lowcountry is hosting its 15th Annual Family Oyster Roast on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m. at Live Oaks Park at Paris Avenue, Port Royal. All proceeds benefit local nonprofits. A $25 advance ticket gets you all the oysters you can eat, beer, wine, hot dogs, and chili for the non-seafood lovers. Tickets are $30 at the gate, kids under 10 are free. For tickets, call 476-9872 or stop by the UPS Store at Cross Creek Plaza.

SCV to hold monthly meeting on Monday
Beaufort County’s Gen. Richard H. Anderson Camp #47 Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, November 7. Meetings are held in the Harmony Masonic Lodge located at 2710 Depot Road in Beaufort at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Camp Compatriot James Scott who will share excerpts from his Great Great Grandmother’s diary.  Alice Duvall watched from a nearby hill as the First Battle of Manassas was fought. Those interested in learning more about the SCV are encouraged to attend or review the Camp’s web site scvcamp47beaufortsc.com. Please contact Commander Paul Griffin with any questions, 843-524-8792.

Commercial Pesticide training class to be held
There will be a Commercial Pesticide Applicator Re-Certification Training on Monday, November 7 at the Lowcountry Council of Government, 634 Camp Ground Road (I-95, exit 33), Yemassee (Point South). The training will be on “Wood Damage Identification and Treatment, Calibration and Pesticide Safety.”  The training will begin at 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The training program is sponsored by Clemson University Extension Service.  To register for the training or for additional information, please call the Clemson Extension Service in Hampton at (803)943-3427 or Beaufort at (843)255-6060.  The cost for the training is $50.00.  Lunch is included.

Beaufort Writers meet
Beaufort Writers meets every second and fourth Tuesday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Lady’s Island Airport Conference Room
The next meeting is November 8.

Sea Island Fly Fishers meeting to be held
The next Sea Island Fly Fishers meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m., at Bay Street Outfitters in Beaufort.  Following a social hour, the program will feature a video on Bonefish Charlie and another short fishing segment.  There is no charge and the club welcomes anyone interested in the sport, especially beginners. Visit www.flyfishingbeaufort.com for more club information, or call Jack Baggette at 522-8911.

Beaufort Film Festival holds fundraiser
Fall Beaufort International Film Festival Fundraiser will be at Panini’s on  Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. Passed and buffet hors d’oeuvres, additional buffet appetizers, and at 6:45, we sit for a mouth watering dinner. Each dinner includes two drinks, the latest in Film Festival 2012 news, and one ticket for a drawing to win free BIFF movie and event admissions and a Golden Ticket-All Events pass for Two. Price per person: $40 plus tax and gratuity. Call Panini’s for reservations 843-379-0300.

Beaufort snowboarding and ski club to meet
Next meet/greet of the Beaufort Ski and Snowboarding Club will be at Brick’s, 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10. We’ll be discussing NC ski trip and confirming Park City trip.  We will be electing officers as well. Free appetizers and great drink specials provided by Josh, the owner of Brick’s/member of our club. For details, contact Julie McKay at 843-729-8061.

Daughters of American Revolution will meet
The Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold this month’s meeting at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10 in the Fellowship
Hall at First Presbyterian Church, 1201 North St., Beaufort. DAR annual Good
Citizen Awards will be presented to seniors from local high schools who have
consistently exhibited the traits of fine American citizens. A tea reception will follow to honor the award winners. For more information, call Regent Nancy Crowther at 521-0134.

Historical society holds Fall Speaker Series
The Beaufort County Historical Society is pleased to announce their Fall Speaker Series.  All meetings are held at noon at the Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club, Meridian Rd., Lady’s Island. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend free. On Nov. 10, Kristine Dunn Johnson will speak on her book “No Holier Spot of Ground: Confederate Monuments and Cemeteries of South Carolina” and the history of the Beaufort U.S. National Cemetery. For more information, contact Pamela Ovens at sail@singlestar.us or call 843-785-2767.

Sport Fishing and Diving Club to meet
The November meeting for the Beaufort Sport Fishing and Diving Club will be held Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located off Meridian Road on Lady’s Island.  The social will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7 p.m. Doctor Al Segars, the South Carolina DNR veterinarian will present a new exciting program on “Human impact on wild life in the Low Country.” Guests are welcome and you do not need a reservation.  For additional information, call Captain Frank Gibson at 522-2020.

Fletcher to address Democratic Club
Organizing for America Fall Fellow Kent Fletcher will be the featured speaker at the Thursday, Nov. 10 meeting of the Northern Beaufort County Democratic Club. The meeting will be held from 6 to 7:45 p.m. at the Beaufort Branch of the Beaufort County Public Library, 311 Scott St., in Downtown Beaufort. The program and business meeting at 6:30 p.m. will be preceded by a social mixer at 6 p.m.  Fletcher, a Bluffton resident and former 2008 Obama for America presidential campaign volunteer and staffer, will help spearhead OFA’s Get Out The Vote efforts in Beaufort, Jasper, and Hampton counties. For more information, contact Theresa White at 843-597-2482.

Vaccine and Wellness Clinic for cats and dogs
Saturday, November 12 from 10 a.m. -1 p.m. there will be a Vaccine and Wellness Clinic for Cats and Dogs.  Microchipping and Heartworming available as well.  24 Market Street (Beaufort Dog at Habersham). Dr. Rob McBrayer servicing.  Call 379-9617 for an appointment.

Beaufort Church of Christ holds revival
The Beaufort Church of Christ — “where all the doors swing loose on welcome hinges to you and to yours!” — will hold  its 6th Anniversary Gospel Meeting-Revival. This year’s theme is:“Is There Any Word From The Lord!” Sunday, November 13, is our family and friends day. The Guest Evangelist is Bro. Frank McElveen, Minister Emeritus of the Azalea Drive Church of Christ in North Charleston. Host Minister is Jonas Gadson, DTM. Worship Service Times for Sunday November 13 are:
• Lord’s Day School for all ages – 10 am
• Morning Worship Service – 11:15 a.m.
• Afternoon Worship Service – 3:30 p.m.
Monday thru Thursday, November 14 – 17, worship service starts at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The Beaufort Church of Christ is at 170 Robert Smalls Parkway. The public is invited to these free events. For more information, call (843) 524-4281 or email jg@jonasbonus.com.

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