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AARP sponsoring a safe driver course

An AARP Safe Driver Class will be given at Summit Place of Beaufort, 1119 Pickpocket Plantation Drive, Beaufort, SC, on Friday, June 13. This class is open for drivers age 26 and above. The fee is  $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. The class will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Completion of this course will earn you a certificate good for a three year discount on your auto insurance. Learn how to become a safer driver. Class size is limited; you must register now by calling Harry Ammon, instructor, at 843-521-1941.

Beaufort sportfishing and diving club to meet

The Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club’s June meeting will be held Thursday, June 12 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. Well known local Captain Wes Chesnutt of Southern Spots Fishing Charters will lead a discussion on summertime fishing for flounder, redfish, and trout. You do not need a reservation and guests are always welcome. For additional information, contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122.

Public invited to open house at Helena Place

The public is invited to attend Helena Place’s open house on Thursday, June 12, from 3-5 p.m. Dr. Irina Borissova will be on hand to answer questions about senior housing options available in the Beaufort area and senior health care in general. Daphne Francis-Smith, Helena Place’s full-time Registered Nurse, will also be available to answer questions and conduct complimentary wellness screenings. Gift cards to Walgreens and CVS will be raffled off. Helena Place Senior Living, formerly Helena House, is located at 1624 Paris Avenue in Port Royal. Please call 843-252-3001 or e-mail rewing@enlivant.com for additional information.

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. Call Linda McCarty at 843-521-1445 for details.

Organizations have flag retirement ceremony

There will be a Flag Retirement Ceremony on Saturday, June 14, at 10 a.m. in the parking lot at the intersection of Boundary Street and S.C. 170. This will be put on by Chapter 12, Disabled American Veterans, The Exchange Club Of Beaufort and The Boy Scouts Troop 251. The Beaufort Fire Department will be in attendance. If you have a flag that is battered or torn, you may drop it off that morning. For more information, please contact Ron Voegeli at 812-2796 or email Rvoegeli@hargray.com.

Beaufort Memorial has free seminar on joint pain

If you suffer from hip or knee pain, you’re not alone, as over 25 million Americans experience joint discomfort. To learn more about available solutions, join Beaufort Memorial for a free seminar on Monday, June 16 at 9 a.m. in Room 364 of the hospital’s Medical and Administrative Center at 990 Ribaut Road where Beaufort Memorial Orthopedic Care Physical Therapist Andrea Sadler will provide information about normal knee and hip anatomy, signs and symptoms of joint-related problems, and treatment options to relieve or resolve pain. From in-home exercise and medical management, to physical therapy and surgery, she will explain appropriate options that can be personalized for a patient’s specific needs. The seminar is free but registration is requested. To learn more or make a reservation, call 843-522-5585.

Parris Island Marine Band plays free show

On Saturday, June 14, at 7:30 pm, the Parris Island Marine Band will present its summer concert hosted by the University of South Carolina Beaufort at the USCB Center for the Arts on Carteret Street in downtown Beaufort. Although the concert is free and open to the public, tickets are required. Tickets can be picked up at the Parris Island Band Building 6005 on Parris Island or at the USCB Center for the Arts box office. Call 843-228-4967 for tickets and more information.

Fellowship choir holds annual summer concert

The Fellowship Concert Choir will present its annual Summer Concert with familiar hymns and contemporary music at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 2002 Greene Street, Beaufort, on Saturday, June 21, at 5 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact 843-812-6111.

‘Diva’s Night Out’ being held by local nonprofit

Next Level Living, a non-profit organization that mentors children and families from all walks of life, with special emphasis on families facing economic hardship, is holding Diva’s Night Out “Creating The Life You Really Want.” This event will take place June 20 at the Quality Inn Town Center, 2001 Boundary St., Beaufort, SC, 29902. The speaker will be Lucinda Cross, a creative life activator and a pay-to-play empowerment partner. The event will also be honoring individuals in the community. For more information, contact Elder Phyllis Smart at 843-473-9776, or Sis Shontell at 843-263-2504.

Black chamber course to help small businesses

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Service Corps of Retired Executives to offer a course on developing a business plan, acquiring a business loan, and other financial strategies to help small existing businesses and start-ups. Sessions will be from 6 to 8 p.m. June 16, 18, and 20 at the chamber office at 801 Bladen Street in Beaufort. Enrollment is $25, which will be reimbursed upon completion of all three sessions.  To enroll, call 843-986-1102.

Riverview Baptist has Vacation Bible School

Riverview Baptist Church, 2209 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC, 29906, presents Vacation Bible School Son Treasure Island Theme from June 23-27 from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. For ages Pre-K through 12th grade. Contact Deb Solze at 524-6441 or 271-4153.

Free classes let kids learn about archaeology

The Archaeology Society of SC/Beaufort is joining forces with the Beaufort History Museum and the Beaufort County library to bring a fun and free opportunity for kids of Beaufort to learn how to be a real archaeologist from a real archaeologist. Dwayne Pickett of Pickett Educational LLC will teach kids ages 6-12 at St. Helena Branch library on Thursday, June 12 from 11 a.m. to noon and at the Beaufort branch downtown on Thursday, July 10 from 11 a.m. to noon about archaeology. Students will learn how to dig and will each bring home a certified artifact from the Beaufort History Museum’s abundant pile of pottery pieces.

Exchange Club meeting will welcome speaker

A representative from the Civic Green  Initiative (a citizens group formed to stop the formally proposed development of the downtown waterfront marina parking lot) will be the speaker at the next Exchange Club meeting on Thursday,  June 12 at the Golden Corral on Robert Smalls Parkway. He will be speaking about ways in which  we can grow our city without compromising it’s existing natural beauty and historical character. For more information about the Exchange Club of Beaufort, please call club President Darlene Douglas at 522-1872.

Workshop to discuss climate change at library 

There will be a symposium called “Climate Change and what we can do about it” at the Beaufort library, 311 Scott Street, downtown Beaufort, on Thursday, June 12, from 3 to 5 p.m. They will review the science of climate change and its pervasive impacts on weather, sea level rise, food and water security, forest fires, species and habitat and economics. Presenter Mike Seymour is president of The Heritage Institute (www.hol.edu) a program of continuing education with a mission to “educate for humanity and the world we want” and reaching teachers across the glob. Since 2007 Mike has presented extensively around the Northwest and in national conferences on global sustainability issues and recently attended a Climate Leaders training given by the Climate Reality Project founded by former Vice President, Al Gore. Mike is a Friends of Hunting Island Board Member, a Master Naturalist volunteer and a founding team member of Compassionate Beaufort Communities.

Parris Island Museum opens canoe display

Over 400 years ago, a group of Native Americans abandoned a hand made canoe, or perhaps the Spaniards scuttled it as they left the area. Regardless of how it came to be in the pluff mud off Parris Island, it was found by a local fisherman, extricated and put in storage for over a decade. Recently the project of restoring it was undertaken by Lynn Harris, PhD, assistant professor at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. After much hard work, the canoe will be on display at the Parris Island Museum. To celebrate the unveiling of the canoe exhibition, the Parris Island Museum and Historic Society and the Archaeology Society of South Carolina Beaufort Chapter are partnering to present a dutch treat luncheon and lecture in the Regimental Room at Traditions on Parris Island on Weds. June 18 at 11:30 a.m. for luncheon and 12:15 lecture. RSVP for seating by Monday, June 16 by emailing pimuseumsociety@gmail.com.

ARTworks festival highlights food trucks

The Beaufort Food Truck Festival, a fundraiser for the non-profit Arts Council of Beaufort County, will be held on Saturday, June 21 at the Beaufort Town Center Shopping Plaza.

Annual Lowcountry Regatta will be held

The 48th Annual Lowcountry Regatta, a one-design dinghy regional sailing regatta, will be held June 21-22, hosted by the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, 30 Yacht Club Drive, Lady’s Island. This is the largest event of the year for BYSC with over 80 visiting boats and 200 visitors, as well as approximately 40 local sailors competing. The race starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, and there will be a Lowcountry Boil with live music that night. On Sunday, June 22, the race starts at 11 a.m. The awards ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Call 843-522-8216 or visit www.byscnet.com.

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