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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.

USCB Center for the Arts holds play auditions

Beaufort Theatre Company will hold auditions for Miracle in Bedford Falls on Saturday, August 9 at the Center for the Arts.   The holiday musical is based on Frank Capra’s classic film It’s a Wonderful Life.  It features much of the dialogue from that beloved movie, along with songs created especially for the musical.   Roles are available for a wide range of ages and types. The first round of auditions will be limited to performers aged 14 to adult. Performers should come prepared to sing 16 bars of music from a show of their choosing.  They may bring either a CD of instrumental accompaniment or sheet music for the pianist.  Performers will also read from the script. A second round of auditions will be held on Saturday, August 16.  Child performers will be seen first, beginning at 1:00 p.m.  At 2:00 p.m., all adult performers selected for callbacks will participate in a dance audition, along with further readings from the script. Performers should wear comfortable clothing and hard-soled shoes for the dance portion of the audition. For additional information contact USCB Center for the Arts 843-521-4145 or bhargrov@uscb.edu.

Public historian discusses Robert Smalls book

Dr. Butler, Public Historian, Charleston County Public Library shares contemporary evidence about the ultimate fate of the steamship Planter on Saturday, August 9 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island, SC 29920.  Ages 12 – Adults. The event is free. For more information, please call (843)255-6458, email gracec@bcgov.net or visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

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.

Yoga for active military and spouses

On the second Thursday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  ArtiZen Yoga provides a free all-level yoga class exclusively for active military and their spouses. It will be taught by Ayren Pfeifer, a certified Ashtanga teacher and a military spouse of 13 years. Childcare will be available for a small fee: $5 for one child/$3 for each additional child. The first class is Thursday, August 14th. For more information, please call 298-0734. Artizen Yoga is located at 1211 Newcastle Street, Unit 2F.

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.

Learn all about canning at the Beaufort Library

Learn the basics of food preservation from Belinda Jones of Morning Glory Homestead.  Tips, recipes, do’s and don’ts will be discussed on Tuesday, August 19 from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort, SC. The event is free. For more information, please call (843)255-6458, email acox@bcgov.net or visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

American Sewing Guild group to start gathering

Attention all those who love to Sew. Beginners and advanced sewing enthusiasts are all welcome to attend a start-up meeting for a local neighborhood group of the American Sewing Guild. The South Carolina- Central Savannah River Chapter of the American Sewing Guild is pleased to announce the formation of a neighborhood group in the Beaufort area. The chapter serves the entire Central Savannah River Area of South Carolina and Georgia as well as the Midlands of South Carolina. The neighborhood group will have a startup meeting at the Beaufort Library on August 21st at 10:30 a.m. At this meeting we will be introducing our local chapter leaders and will set up meetings for the year. The regular meeting will be at the Beaufort Library on the first Thursday of the month starting in September 4th from 10am until 2 p.m.

AARP Smart Driver courses scheduled

An AARP smart driver course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m on August 22nd at Summit Place of Beaufort, 1119 Pickpocket Plantation Dr. To register call Harry Ammon at 843-521-1941.

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.

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