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Sorority sponsors forum on scholarship searches

Mu Pi Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., sponsors “Secrets to the Scholarship Search.” Answer the following questions: Do you need to apply for a scholarship to attend college? Do you find it difficult to find scholarships? If you answered yes to either question, this workshop is for you. Ms. Kimberly D. Brown, founder and CEO of Designing Creative Futures LLC, will be a guest speaker on August 1 at the St. Helena library branch during the teen lock-in. Ms. Brown will share “Secrets to the Scholarship Search.” Using her proven methods, a Battery Creek High School graduate was awarded the Gates Millennium Scholarship
in 2014.

Grace Chapel church celebrates anniversary

Grace Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church celebrates its anniversary with the theme “Grace: Our link to the past, our bridge to the future,” inspired by Ecclesiastes 3:15. The church is located at 502 Charles Street, Beaufort. The remaining Pre-anniversary event consists of a Church Picnic at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort on Saturday, August 2. Contact 843-524-6091 or 843-525-0708 for
more information.

Learn to paint with Encaustic Wax

Clay Artist, Barbara McGuire from North Carolina will teach you the techniques needed to paint with this fluid medium on Saturday, August 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Encaustic Wax Wildflower Workshop. Cost is $75. Call Carolina Stamper-522-9966 for information.

St. Helena library holds CreationStation events

Rube Goldberg Challenge: Love to play with dominos and do you like to make tools?  This program is the best of both worlds because you will learn how to create domino effects that produce a chain reaction to make a tool.  Great program for groups — call in advance to schedule a day to participate. Friday, Aug. 1; Tuesday, Aug. 5, and Wednesday, Aug. 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. Contact 843-255.6547 or email mflorencio@bcgov.net. St. Helena branch library is located at 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island, SC, 29920. All events free, visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org for details.

Beaufort Aglow International to meet

Beaufort Aglow International will meet on Saturday, August 9. The event will held 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurant, 2601 Boundary Street, Beaufort. This month’s speaker is Jane Carson-Sandler, a native of Northern New Jersey, who served 30 years of duty in the US Air Force Nurse Corps.  After seven years in the military, she was raped in her own home while her three year old son was lying beside her. Thirty eight years have passed. The rapist and serial killer, known as the East Area Rapist (EAR) has raped 50 women. He has also murdered twelve people including men and women in California. He has not been caught! Jane has gone from being a victim to a survivor through the Grace and love of God. She holds a MA in Management from Pepperdine University and a BS in Nursing from California State University. In February 2013, Jane was interviewed on the TV program “Dark Minds”, on the Investigation Discovery Channel. Frozen in Fear is the amazing story of one brave Christian woman spiritual journey from a life-threatening rape, alcoholism and despair to God’s healing.  All men and women are welcome to attend. Call 843-290-5563 or 843-525-0525 for
more information.

Read along with Poison Pen Mystery Book Club

Enjoy a discussion of mysteries over refreshments on Monday, August 11 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort, SC. The event is free. Please choose your own culinary mystery! They’re some of the most popular mysteries out there…delicious novels with a food-themed crime. Choose one and tell the group what you read (if you need ideas, ask at the Reference Desk!). Most of these books include recipes, so please make a dish from the book to share and we’ll decide whether they’re worth their salt. This program is intended for adult readers. For more information, please call (843)255-6458, email acox@bcgov.net or visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Senior Services of Beaufort to hold yard sale

Senior Services of Beaufort County Yard Sale Join the Senior Services of Beaufort County for a yard sale Saturday, August 16 at 1408 Paris Ave., Port Royal, from 6:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Contact Pamela Macon at (843) 524-1787 for more information.

Save the date: Habitat’s Upcycled Art Auction

The LowCountry Habitat for Humanity ReStore is celebrating its 10 years of operation with an art auction like no other.  Local and regional artists are treasure hunting within the store’s aisles for items to repurpose, recycle, reclaim or reimagine. They’re looking for the sometimes hidden beauty in gently-used items to create works of art. These new creations will be auctioned at an Upcycled Art Auction to be held at The Shed in Port Royal on Saturday, August 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. The auction’s Honorary Chair is artist Cassandra Gillens.  Another local artist, Deanna Bowdish, will serve as the evening’s auctioneer.   Entertainment will be provided by the Sweetgrass Angels. Tickets for the event are $25 and are available now at the ReStore at 612 Parris Island Gateway or online at www.lowcountryhabitat.org. Proceeds from the evening will support LowCountry Habitat for Humanity’s affordable housing program. For more information, call 843-522-3500.

Lands End community celebrates Gullah culture

The Lands End Woodland, Inc. of St. Helena Island, SC will celebrate the 9th Annual Lands End Woodland River Festival on Labor Day weekend, August 29-30, 2014. The festival is a multi-cultural community celebration of the Gullah ancestry and culture of the people of St. Helena Island through music, storytelling, historical presentations, local art, crafts, and a “taste of Gullah” specialty dishes. Locals and visitors from the Lowcountry and across the region will converge on the historic site of the former Riverside Plantation overlooking the intracoastal waterways of Lands End Beach for this 2-day celebration. On Friday evening, the festival will kick off with a good old fashion fish fry and music on the beach from 5-11 p.m. On Saturday, August 30th, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., center stage will open with a special performance of children’s folktales in Gullah by S.C. Folk Heritage winner “Aunt Pearlie Sue”, Latin folk dancers, the Community Bible Church youth puppet show, gospel choirs, African drummers and dancers, and more. River Festival admission is $3 for adults; children (16 and under) free; free parking. The Woodland beachfront property is located at 100 Lands End Road, six miles south of Penn Center off Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive on St. Helena Island. For more information, please call (843) 263-5261 or email rbrowne@embarqmail.com. Go to website: www.landsendwoodland.org.

Holy Yoga combines worship and wellness 

Registered Instructor Carrie Carper will be offering Holy Yoga Class in Beaufort at the following locations:

• One Yoga Sanctuary, 73 Sea Island Parkway, Beaufort: Tuesdays, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.; Thursdays, 6 to 7 a.m.

• YMCA Beaufort County, 1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal: Wednesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

• Holy Yoga Outdoors, various locations, check facebook page (www.facebook.com/holyyogabeaufortsc): Tuesdays, 7 to 8 a.m.

Classes at the YMCA are for Y members and non-members. Classes outside of YMCA are donation based. Holy Yoga offers Scriptural meditation, breath work and movement that combines Hatha-style yoga with experiential worship and wellness. Holy Yoga, which ensures a space of non-judgment, grace and love, offers a fun and worshipful experience and is open to all regardless of spiritual preference, background or beliefs.

Hospice organization to hold fashion show

Belles, Baubles and Burlap, Fashion for Compassion is this year’s theme for Friends of Caroline Hospice of Beaufort’s annual fashion show, which will be held Wednesday, September 17th at 11:30am at the Clubhouse on Dataw Island. Tickets are $55 or $500 for a table of ten.  Sponsorships are still available.  If you would like to donate a live auction item or purchase tickets, please call (843) 525-6257. Space is limited.

ABLE Foundation looking for volunteers

ABLE Foundation, the Disabilities Foundation for Beaufort County, is seeking volunteers to serve on its board of directors and to assist with special projects. The nonprofit ABLE Foundation supports services and programs assisting individuals with special needs. ABLE’s efforts in the recent past and this year have been to fund a summer camp, called Camp Treasure Chest, for children with special needs.  Children with needs such as developmental delays, cerebral palsy, Down’s Syndrome, genetic disorders and autism may require additional and special services and trained staff and accommodations, not usually available at regular summer camps.  In the absence of the Camp Treasure Chest, these special needs children would likely not have a summer camp experience.  Funds from the state for summer services have been virtually eliminated and the camp is almost solely supported thru fund raising and grants. ABLE has supported an expansion of the camp this year, so that more children will be served. One camp will be located in Bluffton in addition to Beaufort. Contact ABLE at 843-255-6300.