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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.

Museum announces new fall docent program

The Beaufort History Museum is recruiting the Fall 2014 class of volunteer docents to lead tours and serve as community liaisons. Museum President Anna Shaffer announced the new class sessions. An informational session for interested candidates will be held August 28 at the Beaufort History Museum from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Docent training classes will be held weekly from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. from Sept. 4 through 25. All sessions will be held at The Beaufort History Museum, which has recently relocated to The Arsenal at 713 Craven Street, Beaufort. For more information on the docent program, or other volunteer opportunities with the museum, contact Lorrie Burleyknoles at docent@beaufortschistorymuseum.com.

Unitarian Fellowship holds annual yard sale

The Annual Unitarian Fellowship Yard Sale will be held Saturday, August 30, from 7 to 11 a.m. at 178 Sams Point Road, Lady’s Island. Cash only.

Yard sale to benefit Link Church Youth Group

A huge yard sale will be held to benefit The Link Church Youth Group at 1707 Riverside Drive, Beaufort, on Saturday, August 30 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Items available include a power chair, clothes for the whole family, furniture, toys, double stroller, pack and play, feeding chair, board games, CDs, dvds, blue ray, base and amplifier, sports equipment, comforters, small kitchen appliances, musical instruments and collectibles.

Free sessions focus on skin, plastic surgery

• September 4: Breast Reconstruction Lecture: 10 to 11 a.m. at the Bluffton Medical Campus (Room 150), 75 Baylor Drive Bluffton, SC 29910. Join Beaufort County’s only female plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Audrey Klenke, and fellow breast cancer survivors for food, fellowship and an informative lecture on reconstruction options. Please RSVP at 843-815-6699 or Lindsay@PinnaclePlasticSurgeryMD.com.

• September 15: Skin Cancer Checks: 9 a.m. to noon at Curves of Bluffton, 365 Red Cedar St., #302. Dr. Audrey Klenke, of Pinnacle Plastic Surgery, will be conducting complimentary skin cancer checks. Please call 843-706-2844 to reserve a spot.

• September 24: Get Even with Age: An Introduction to Cosmetic Surgery: 5 to 7 p.m. at The Lake House at Sun City Hilton Head. Bring your friends for a fun and informative evening as Dr. Audrey Klenke talks candidly about the evolving trends and time-honored procedures in the field of plastic surgery. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP at 843-815-6699 or www.PinnaclePlasticSurgeryMD.com.

Black chamber holding Friday networking event

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will have its First Friday Networking Event hosted by Quality Inn located at 2001 Boundary Street, Beaufort on September 5 from 6 to 8 p.m.  Refreshments and prizes. For details, call 843-986-1102.

Seniors invited to health, estate planning workshop

Calling all seniors (60 and older) to attend a health, wellness and estate planning workshop to be held at New Hope Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), J.J. Jamison Fellowship Hall located at 67 Parris Island Gateway in Burton on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  For more information and registration forms, contact Margie Allen at 843-524-9070.  The deadline for registration is August 30.

Continuum course explores spiritual living

Join Ancient Sea Island Continuum for its monthly class, “A Year and A Day.” This course teaches and explores the foundation of a Pagan spiritual education. If you would like to discover living in natural harmony with the cycles of the earth, sun and moon then come on Monday, Sept. 8 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Beaufort, at 178 Sams Point Road, Beaufort. Childcare is provided. Questions or comments, please email asic.herald@gmail.com.

CODA holds final volunteer training

CODA (Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse) will be holding its final volunteer training of 2014 in September.  The training is comprised of four sessions which will be held Sept. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and September 8, 9, and 10 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. CODA volunteers will be trained in working with victims of domestic violence, answering the 24-hour crisis line and a variety of activities working either on site in CODA’s shelter or at various community events as representatives of CODA. Interested individuals can download the application by visiting www.codalowcountry.org and clicking the “volunteer” tab.  Pre-registration required. For more information, contact Theresa Lacey at 843-770-1074, ext. 225.

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.

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. If you would like to donate a live auction item or purchase tickets, call 843-525-6257.

Appreciation service honors Mr. Goodwine

The community is invited to attend a Community Recognition Appreciation service in honor of Mr. Donald Goodwine. He will be recognized for his service at Piggly Wiggly and the local community on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 4 p.m. This celebration will be held at the Saint Paul Baptist Church, 22 St. Paul Church Road, Burton. Please RSVP by calling 407-758-1366 or 843-812-0814 by September 4.

Beaufort Aglow International to meet

Beaufort Aglow International meets on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurant, 2601 Boundary Street. The meeting is from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Elder Etrenda Patterson will be the speaker. She serves under the leadership of Pastor Jeanette Harley at the Family Worship Center. Elder Patterson has served as a new convert instructor and a Prayer Intercessor. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Theology and is a certified Christian Counselor. She has worked 25 years as a Licensed Practical Nurse. All men, women and teens are welcomed to attend this inspiring event. For information, please call: 843-290-5563 or 843-525-0525.

Church sessions welcome home Catholics

St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 70 Lady’s Island Drive, Beaufort is welcoming those interested in returning to the practice of their Catholic Faith, as well as those newly returned. Six sessions of helpful presentations and discussions with questions and answers begin on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10-11:30 a.m. and continue through October 11 of next year. For more information or questions, please contact Deborah Richard at 575-3742 or deborahmrichard@hargray.com.

Society holds historical marker dedication, talk

The Beaufort County Historical Society continues its collaborative efforts as it partners with Beaufort County at the dedication of the Shanklin School Historical Marker, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. on Shanklin Road (off Hwy 21 past MCAS Beaufort). The dedication ceremony will be followed by light refreshments. The event will then adjourn to the Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club at noon for a talk by Anne Christensen Pollitzer including vintage slides on the founding and history of the Shanklin School. Pollitzer’s talk will begin at noon and is free and open to the public. RSVP by Sept. 14 to Linda Hoffman at hoffmaks@earthlink.net.

Beaufort Film Society has ‘Bourbon and Bubbles’ fundraiser

Please join the Beaufort Film Society for “Bourbon and Bubbles”, a fundraising event to benefit the 9th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival. The event will be hosted by Breakwater Restaurant on September 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 each. According to organizers, it will be a “top shelf” bourbon and champagne tasting with hor d’oeuvres and live music by Vic Varner and Friends. Order tickets online at www.beaufortfilmfestival.com or call the office at 843-522-3196.