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Free program highlights reptiles, amphibians

Tony Mills, the host of the award winning television show “Coastal Kingdom,” and Rob Lewis from The County Channel will share facts and information about reptiles and amphibians of the Lowcountry on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Beaufort library, 311 Scott Street, downtown Beaufort. Come see these live animals and learn about their environment. Clips from programming of “Coastal Kingdom” will be used during this program. Come see the new collection of “Coastal Kingdom” programs available for circulation.  Contact Kathleen McTeer, kmcteer@bcgov.net or call 255-6469.

Music from the Heart benefits Broken Tails

October’s First Friday in Habersham features Music from the Heart — a concert to benefit animals in need of emergency care.  Although admission to the October 3 event is free, donations will be accepted for Broken Tails, a fund that provides grants for critical medical assistance to pets whose human companions need financial assistance.  The concert will be at Habersham Market, 6 to 9 p.m.

Lowcountry Patriots host fundraising banquet

Join the Lowcountry Patriots at their annual fundraiser banquet for the nonprofit NRA Foundation, Saturday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Quality Inn, 2001 Boundary St., Beaufort. There will be fine BBQ, auctions, games, firearms and fundraising. Proceeds benefit youth shooting sports, JROTC, hunting and firearms education, law enforcement, National School Shield Program and more. Tickets $30, purchase online at www.friendsofnra.org/sc or call Skip Mercer 843-263-3671 or Patrick Lengel 843-368-2749. Limited seating, no tickets sold at door.

Fripp Audubon has Fall Migration Celebration II

Every fall, thousands of birds transit the Beaufort Barrier Islands Important Bird Area (IBA), where the three inhabited islands — Fripp, Harbor and Hunting Island State Park — will host Fall Migration Celebration II, October 4 and 5, open to all. Expert presentations and guided beachwalks sponsored by the Fripp Audubon Club and Naturally Fripp Community Wildlife Habitat Team. Space limited. Go to www.beaufortbarrierislandsiba.com for program and ticket information/registration. Ticket covers events, multi-island gate pass and box lunch: $30 online; $40 at sign-in, 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Hunting Island Nature Center.

Port Royal Baptist Church hosts two events

All former members are invited to a special Homecoming service at Port Royal Baptist Church, located at Ribaut Road at the Naval Hospital, 707 Pinckney Drive, 521-1994. Pastor Rev. Steven Ruff will be at the Homecoming on Sunday, October 5 at the 11 a.m. service.  The special guest speaker will be Rev. Dan Messer, a former pastor who lives and ministers in the Upstate. Immediately following the service, there will be a special fellowship luncheon honoring all former members. For more information, call 521-1994 or visit www.portroyalbaptist.org or our FB page, Port Royal Baptist church.

• There will be a revival at Port Royal Baptist Church from Sunday, October 12 through Wednesday, October 15.  October 12 services are at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. October 13-15, services are 6:30 p.m. each night. Come enjoy special music and worship with us. Guest speaker is Rev. Eddie Blalock, pastor of Orchard Community Church, Lake City, Florida. For more information, call 521-1994.

SC Gov. Haley will greet Beaufort women’s group

The Beaufort Republican Women will host a “Women For Nikki” event on Monday, October 6, at 10 a.m. Governor Haley will greet attendees on the rooftop of the Old Bay Marketplace on Bay Street. The public is invited and light refreshments will be served at this free event. Please bring a friend. For more information, please call 525-0102.

ArtiZen Yoga offers free Being of Service class

Being of Service class will be held Thursday, October 9, at ArtiZen Yoga in Newcastle Square, uptown Beaufort. 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, 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.)

NAMI holds second Pig Pickin’ In the Park

NAMI Beaufort County (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will be holding the second annual Pig Pickin’ (And Chicken) In the Park in Live Oaks Park, Port Royal on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will feature Jimmy Fitts’ Catering with pulled pork, chicken and all the fixins. There will be live music, and beer and wine available. Tickets are $25 for adults, $12.50 for kids 12 and under, free from kids under 5. The event raises awareness and funds for local mental health programs offered by NAMI during Mental Illness Awareness Week, Oct. 5-11. Contact 843-681-2200, www.namibeaufortcounty.org.

PAL holds 2nd ‘Artisans Fur Animals’ Gala

Join animal and art lovers at Palmetto Animal League’s 2nd Annual Artisans Fur Animals Gala on Friday, October 10, hosted by Presenting Sponsor Hilton Head Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram. Mingle and bid on amazing silent and live auction artwork, featuring one-of-a-kind cat and dog sculptures as well as jewelry, wood carvings, photographs, paintings, and unique artisan works. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the live auction with Gallery 95 Auction, begins at 6:45 p.m. Purchase advance priced $25 tickets at www.pal.ticketbud.com or $30 at the door. For more information, call 843-368-5358 or visit www.PalmettoAnimalLeague.org.

‘A Year and a Day’: Earth centered religious class

Join Ancient Sea Island Continuum for A Year and A Day course. This course teaches the essential aspects traditionally accepted as the foundation of a Pagan spiritual education. If you would like to discover living in natural harmony with the cycles of earth, sun, and moon, then join us on Monday, October 13 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Beaufort located at 178 Sams Point Road, Beaufort, SC, 29907. Childcare is provided. Questions or comments, please feel free to email us at asic.herald@gmail.com. All are welcome to attend.

Hope Haven holds weekly support groups

The silence of childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault can lead to a lifetime of trauma and fear.  Survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse can find hope and healing by finding their own words to express their experiences and by sharing and listening to experiences and insight with other survivors. Hope Haven of the Lowcountry offers adult support groups for survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse.  The groups meet weekly on Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m., or bi-weekly on Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Hope Haven of the Lowcountry is located at 1212 Charles Street, Beaufort, SC. The group is offered free of charge and participants must be at least 18 years old.  To participate in the group or obtain more information, contact Marian Lindsey at 843-524-2256.

Party Port Royal style at new October festival  

The Old Village Association of Port Royal will host OktoPRfest “Party Port Royal Style” on October 17 and 18. This is OktoPortRoyalFest. It is Party Port Royal Style. The festival will kick off on Friday, October 17 with a craft beer tasting party at The Shed. This adult-only event will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. with more than 25 micro breweries as well as local home brewers. Live entertainment provided by The Brewer Band, fronted by lead vocalist Amanda Brewer. Tickets are $20 per person at the door or $15 in advance. Each admission includes a commemorative glass and one vote for best brew. The party continues on Saturday, October 18 from noon to 6 p.m. on Paris Avenue. For those who won’t get a chance to attend the craft beer party, come and enjoy a huge variety of craft beers, wine, sodas and of course local food specialties. Organizers expect food vendors, artists and crafters lined up on Paris Avenue as well as children’s activities, classic car show, live music and entertainment for individuals of all ages. For more information, visit www.oldvillageportroyal.com or call Androula Weiland at 843-684-1987, email weilandandroula@gmail.com.

Don’t miss TheraFest Healing Arts Fair 

The TheraVista Conscious Community will hold a premier mid-fall health and wellness event with the 2014 TheraFest: Healing Arts Fair. TheraVista will host the area’s most diverse gathering of artists and craftspeople, musicians, healing arts practitioners, bodyworkers, intuitives, wellness coaches, and healthy food vendors. A special space for children’s activities is also planned. Attendees can also enjoy live music, engage with and learn about live birds of prey, be inspired at the food demos, join the rhythm with a drum circle, move and laugh through laughing yoga and hooping demos, and experience the most progressive healing arts. TheraFest 2014 will be happening on Saturday, October 25, noon to 5 p.m. on the waterfront grounds of TheraVista Conscious Community Haven, 263 Brickyard Point Road South, Lady’s Island, SC. For more information, email neesamoon@gmail.com or call 843-271-1923. To obtain a vendor’s application, email theravista@gmail.com or call 843-812-1328.

Palmetto Animal League has charity golf tourney 

Palmetto Animal League’s ‘Putt for PAL’ charity golf tournament will be held on Monday, Nov. 3 at Belfair’s Fazio West Course in Bluffton. The $160 fee includes a buffet lunch, golf, prizes and appetizers/wine/beer after play. The format will be a 4-person shamble starting at 12:30 p.m.  All proceeds will be used to fund rescue, rehabilitation and adoption programs at PAL’s Adoption Center in Riverwalk Business Park. Register online or to purchase a hole sponsorship “in memory of” a pet at www.palgolf.golfreg.com.

ReJuvenate, ReSet and ReTreat at Palm Key 

Y.E.S. by Design: Unleashing Your Extraordinary Self, a women’s transformational retreat, will be held at Palm Key Wellness & Creativity Center in Ridgeland, SC, from Nov. 7-9. Join other like-hearted women who are seeking ways to dissolve old patterns that are getting in the way of a fulfilling life experience while igniting a new path of discovery and joy in navigating life with more ease. Our incredible lineup of presenters will guide you on a journey from who you are today, to who you were designed to become and how to set your course to Your Extraordinary Self. Presenters include: Martha O’Regan, Your “B.E.S.T Life” Coach; Tuck Self and Ann Seelye, Human Design Coaches; Simran Singh, author, speaker, visionary; Brittney Hiller, the happiest Yogi around; Katherine Brown, writer, workshop leader and writing coach. Stay in award-winning accommodations and enjoy delicious meals while in the company of amazing women. For more info or to register, go to www.theravista.org or call 843-812-1328.