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Free yoga offered for active military, 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. Child care will be available for $5 for one child, $3 for each additional child. The first class is Thursday, August 14. For more information, please call 843-298-0734. ArtiZen Yoga is located at 1211 Newcastle Street, Unit 2F, Beaufort.

Katie McAllister to play at the Spaghetti Club

Katie McAllister will perform with Frank Cerulli and Tom Davis at the Spaghetti Club on Friday, August 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Jazz, blues and swing will be on the menu. The Spaghetti Club is located in Habersham, 27 Market Street, Beaufort. Call 843-466-3663.

Senior Services of Beaufort to hold 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 details.

Beaufort Memorial offers free joint pain seminar

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, August 18 at 9 a.m. in Room 364 of the hospital’s Medical and Administrative Center at 990 Ribaut Road (across the street from the main hospital campus). Beaufort Memorial Orthopedic Care Coordinator and 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.

Learn 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 to 3 p.m. at the Beaufort Branch library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. 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 begin gathering

Attention for all those who love to sew: Beginners and advanced sewing enthusiasts are 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 neighborhood group will have a startup meeting at the Beaufort library on Thursday, August 21 at 10:30 a.m. The regular meetings will be at the Beaufort library on the first Thursday of the month starting September 4 from 10 a.m. 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 Friday, August 22 at The Summit Place of Beaufort, 1119 Pickpocket Plantation Drive. The fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Participants will be issued a certificate upon completion, for  a  possible discount on auto insurance for a three-year period. Class size is limited. To register, call Harry Ammon at 843-521-1941.

Church presents ‘A Tea: The Essence of Joy’

The Grace Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church presents A Tea: “The Essence of Joy” (hats on parade) on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort log cabin. Donation is $20. For more information, please call 843-522-1470 or 843-525-0708.

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.

Seminars help seniors make wishes known

As a person ages, it is important they discuss their needs and desires with their loved ones. To help with this difficult process, “Planning Ahead & Five Wishes” will be presented twice on Wednesday, August 27. The two interactive group discussions will help each participant create a simple document to convey what their medical, personal, emotional and spiritual wishes are, so their families aren’t left to guess. The document will help avoid the difficult situations that are so common as a person ages and/or becomes seriously ill. Also addressed will be the importance of planning for a senior’s housing, affordable options for burial or cremation, Social Security benefits and life insurance loopholes. A notary will be available to notarize the “Five Wishes” document making it a legal living will. Both sessions are free and open to the public. The 10:30 a.m. to noon session will be held at Helena Place Senior Living at 1624 Paris Ave., in Port Royal. The 2 to 3:30 p.m. session will be held at the St. Helena Island library at 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Road, St. Helena Island, SC, 29920. To register for either session, e-mail rewing@enlivant.com or call 843-252-3001.

Library to discuss 1893 Sea Island Hurricane 

Grace Cordial, manager of the Beaufort District Collection, will share first person accounts and rare materials from the night that death came to call in a presentation titled “Tide of Death: The Sea Island Hurricane of 1893” on Thursday, August 28, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Beaufort branch library meeting room, first floor, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC, 29902. Ages 12 to adult, and the event is free. For more information, please call 843-255-6458, email gracec@bcgov.net or visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Beaufort Republican Women’s Club to meet

Come hear Beaufort County Sheriff PJ Tanner speak about immigration and concerns about the influx of 350 illegal child immigrants now in South Carolina. The luncheon and program are being sponsored by the Beaufort Republican Women’s Club on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at The Holiday Inn’s Albergotti Grill, 2225 Boundary St., and will begin at 11:30 a.m., with the cost of the luncheon being $20. Reservations are required. Please contact Laura Fanelli at 860-543-0799 or laurafanelli@mac.com or visit www.beaufortrepublicanwomensc.com.

Local military officer’s chapter holds meeting

The Low Country Chapter, Military Officer’s Association of America protects rights and interests of all present and past U.S. commissioned and warrant officers — active duty, reserve, National Guard, former and retired. Join the group for lunch September 9 at the Dataw Island Club’s Carolina Room (free pass at gate). Guest speaker will be the new MCAS Commander Col. Peter Buck. Cash bar opens 11:30 a.m., with luncheon served at noon. The cost is $25 per person; casual dress. For reservations, call or e-mail Treasurer Robert de Treville: redetreville@sprintmail.com, 843-522-1255 by Sept. 1; www.lcmoaa.org.

Sea Island Fly Fishers to hold monthly meeting

The Sea Island Fly Fishers will resume monthly meetings on September 10.  A social hour at 6 p.m. will be followed at 7 p.m. by a program on bone fishing.  David Cargile, a Federation of Fly Fishers certified casting instructor, will share his bone fishing experience from numerous Florida, Bahamas, Mexico, and Belize trips. He will tell where to find them, how to catch them and the flys and equipment required, plus handling and how to photograph them. The meeting is open to the public and refreshments are free.  Anyone interested in the sport is welcome to attend. Visit www.flyfishingbeaufort.com for details of club activities. Meetings are at Bay Street Outfitters in Beaufort, 825 Bay St. Call Jack Baggette at 843-522-8911 for more information.

Community invited to annual memorial service

Pruitt Health Hospice, or United Hospice, is hosting its Annual Memorial Service for the community on Thursday, September 11 at 7 p.m. All community members are invited to honor deceased loved ones. Families are encouraged to bring a photograph of their loved one.  Light refreshments will be served. The Parish hall is located at 507 Newcastle Street, Beaufort, SC, 29902. RSVP to Pruitt Health Hospice at 843-522-0476.

Sign up now for flag football at the YMCA

The YMCA is accepting registration for flag football for kids age 4 to 9 through Aug. 18. Sign up online at ymcabeaufortcounty.com or at the Wardle Family YMCA, located at 1801 Richmond Avenue, Port Royal. Cost is $50 for members, $60 for non-members. Practice time and games for 4 to 5 year olds is Wednesday 6 to 7 p.m.; Practice time and games for 6 to 7 year olds is Monday 6 to 7 p.m.;  Practice time for 8 to 9 year olds is Tuesday 6 to 7 p.m., with games on Saturdays. For more information, call 843-522-9622.

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 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the clubhouse on Dataw Island. Tickets are $55 or $500 for a table of 10.  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.