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Beaufort Aglow will have speaker at meeting

Beaufort Aglow International invites men, women and teens to their monthly meeting on Saturday July 12, beginning at   10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The meeting is held at Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurant, 2601 Boundary Street, Beaufort. The speaker will be Huxie Scott, a native of Savannah. She is an Aglow worship leader and a member of Overcoming By Faith Ministries in Savannah. She has worked for jazz musicians, the late Ben Tucker and Lionel Hampton. In 2004, Huxie was inducted into the Savannah Tribune Hall of Fame and voted Best Female Contemporary Gospel Artist. Her focus is to celebrate Jesus in songs and the spoken Word. For more information, call 843-290-5563 or 525-0525.

New volunteer tutor sessions being held

Beaufort County School District Adult Education will be holding a New Volunteer Tutor Information Session Monday, July 28; 5 to 6 p.m. at the new Adult Education main site, 1300 King Street, Beaufort, SC 29902 (the old Board of Education building). Attending this session will inform participants about volunteer tutor opportunities with Adult Education. Participants may then decide to be trained as tutors and enroll in a training workshop.

An English for Speakers of Other Languages Tutor Training Workshop will be offered Tuesday, July 29, Wednesday, July 30 and Thursday, July 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Adult Education on King Street. All three training sessions and one information session are required and will prepare new volunteers to tutor adults in English-speaking skills. Other training opportunities will also be offered. Please call Cindi Riley, ESL/Basic Literacy coordinator at 843-322-0787 for more information or to reserve a space in the training.

St. Helena’s to host Vacation Bible School

Welcome to Jungle Safari! Get ready for a life-changing adventure hosted by the Parish Church of St. Helena and taking place at Holy Trinity Classical Christian School, 302 Burroughs Avenue. Each day begins at Toucan Jam where kids will sing, shout, praise, pray, and be introduced to a Bible story and the daily theme. After kids experience the other activities of the day, kids gather back at Toucan Jam to be encouraged to count on God and to be motived to serve others. Other sites at Jungle Safari include Zip Line Bible Time where kids will explore the Bible story in a variety of interactive ways; Jaguar Junction where kids have time to move around, have fun and fill up on snacks; Lizards Leap where kids sing to the jungle beat and have fun creating musical crafts; and Slug-A-Bug S.W.A.M.P. where kids are encouraged to serve with a mighty purpose! All these fun activities connect to the Bible story, Bible memory verse, and the nature of God! The staff is waiting for some adventurous explorers to join them in serving and having fun!

The camp will be held Monday through Thursday, July 7-10 at HTCCS, 302 Burroughs Ave., Beaufort, from 9 a.m. to noon. Contact Linda Tully at 522-1712, ext. 202. Register online at www.StHelenas1712.org.

Charles Street Gallery hosts poetry reading

A poetry reading in the garden at the Charles Street Gallery will be held Saturday, June 28 at 3 p.m., free and open to the public. Lowcountry poets will share their work, including Michael Basset, author of “Hatchery of Tongues,” and Fred Bassett, author of “The Old Stoic Faces the Mirror.” Charles Street Gallery is located at 914 Charles Street Beaufort. For more information, visit www.thecharlesstreetgallery.com.

Greg Jones leads free football camp at BCHS

NFL star and Beaufort native Greg Jones and The Lead Block Foundation will hold the second annual Friday Night Lights Youth Football Camp on Friday, July 11 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Battery Creek High School, 1 Blue Dolphin Drive, Beaufort, SC, 29906. The free camp is open to 150 participants ages 10-18 on a first come, first-serve basis. The camp is facilitated by Olympus Foundation Management. The coaching staff consists of active and former NFL players and coaches as well as high school coaches. Coaching staff will emphasize fundamentals, form and technique, as the program is a non-contact camp. No pads will be worn. Campers will be grouped according to age, size and ability, allowing them to compete against campers of similar talents. Campers receive: One-on-one instruction, Camp T-shirt, Camper Spirit Packs & Camp Photo, Educational/Motivational Talks by players/coaches. Campers should wear T-shirt, tennis shoes, shorts or sweats and bring sweat towel. If available, camper should bring cleats. This camp allows children and teens the unique opportunity to attend a football skills camp at no charge. The mission of the Lead Block Foundation is to help pave a positive path for kids and families in need. Advance registration required. For more information or to register online, visit www.leadblockfoundation.com.

Community Bible holds free dinner, live concert

Community Bible Church of Beaufort celebrates its 32nd anniversary with a chicken dinner in the pavilion, Sunday, June 29 at 5:30 p.m. Following the meal, Dove award-winning singer Steve Green will perform in the auditorium at 7 p.m. Green began as a singer with the Gaither Vocal Band. He is best known for songs like, “People Need the Lord,” “God and God Alone,” and “Find Us Faithful.” Both the meal and the concert are free and open to the public. CBC is located at 638 Parris Island Gateway. For more information, visit the website at www.communitybiblechurch.us.

Candidate to hold ballot signature rally

Friends of Alice Howard and Alice Howard will gather at Live Oaks Park next to Port Royal Elementary School in the Town of Port Royal on Saturday, July 28, at 4 p.m. to organize the “Vote for Alice” petition signature neighborhood sweep through portions of Beaufort, Port Royal and Shell Point. Alice, a conservative who has been a Beaufort resident since 1991, is seeking to have her name added to the November ballot as an independent candidate for Beaufort County Council District 4.  Petition candidates for this category must collect at least 400 signatures of registered voters from the district they are seeking to serve by July 15, 2014. For more information, contact Alice Howard at 843-271-0550 or 843-524-0783 or email howardag@outlook.com.

Beaufort welcomes its first Tomato Festival

Beaufort’s first Tomato Festival will feature 10,000 pounds of locally grown fun all day Saturday, July 12, at 5 Cane Island Farm Road, Beaufort. Lace up your best running shoes because the day begins with a tomato obstacle run. It’s not your typical festival run because once runners cross the finish line they will enter into an all-out tomato food fight. You don’t have to like tomatoes to come to this festival; there will be food trucks serving a variety of foods and drink. There will be tons to do for kids also. Sign them up for the kids fun run, then head on over to the ferris wheel, inflatables, swings and more for the best kid zone in town from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds from the festival go towards the YMCA’s Annual Scholarship Campaign. To register or for more information, visit tomatofestivalsc.com.