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Sea Island Quilters to meet at Praise Assembly 

The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, October 16 at Praise Assembly, 800 Parris Island Gateway at 6 p.m. A fun packed  evening of sharing “One Woman’s Trash is another Woman’s Treasure” is planned. Members will bring gently used quilt related items for sale. New officers will also be elected. For details, contact Debi Bacon at 843-757-3416 or kansaswx@verizon.net.

Plaque to honor Marines at Yemassee Train Depot 

The “Yemassee Train Depot Marine Reunion” is planning to install a bronze plaque on the outside wall of the train depot for all to see. This plaque will honor the more than 500,000 U.S. Marine recruits who came to Parris Island via train. The unveiling of the plaque will take place on Friday, October 17, at 2 p.m. at the Yemassee train depot. The public is invited to this historic Marine event. For more information, call Roy Hughes at 843-589-3385.

Meet County Council Candidate Alice Howard 

Meet Alice Howard, Beaufort County Council District 4 Candidate. She wants to hear from you about your issues and concerns as a resident of Beaufort County on Saturday, October 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friends of Alice Howard and Alice Howard will gather at 780 Parris Island Gateway (BP Gas and Dry Cleaners) under the tent in Port Royal to meet and listen to voters’ issues and concerns.  There will be free hot dogs, cupcakes, lemonade, water and items to give away.  Due to the support of many residents of District 4, Alice Howard was successful in a campaign to place her name as an independent on the November 4 ballot by petition and wants to thank the district for the opportunity to run. Alice, a conservative who has been a Beaufort resident since 1991, is seeking to be elected to Beaufort County District 4 which includes portions of City of Beaufort, all of Town of Port Royal and Shell Point area. For more information, visit http://votealice.us.

Abuse Prevention Coalition holds training 

The Abuse Prevention Coalition, a collaboration between CAPA (Child Abuse Prevention Agency), CODA (Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse), and Hope Haven of the Lowcountry, will be holding a “Where Do You Stand: A Healthy Masculinity Action Project” training which is an opportunity to learn effective strategies of engaging men and boys in developing healthy masculinity that eliminates gender violence. It will take place on Monday, October 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Palmetto Electric Cooperative in Hardeeville. This is a free event and lunch will be provided. Preregistration is required; register here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/where-do-you-stand-training-tickets-13289044891. For more information, please contact Alyssa Marple at 843-770-1070 ext. 224 or via email apclowcountry2@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 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.

Attend Responsible Dog Ownership Day

Dog Trainer Rebecca Bass and Grooming Instructor Tara Farmer will be hosting an American Kennel Club Responsible Dog Ownership Day on Saturday, October 25 at PAWS Hotel and Treats, 34 Savannah Highway (next to Graybar Fencing in Shell Point). The event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will offer: Canine Good Citizen Testing and AKC Community Canine Testing ($10) with Rebecca Bass, Dog Trainer; Grooming Demos and Ask the Groomer with Tara Farmer, Grooming Instructor; and Micro Chipping ($22) by Dr. Smith of Affordable Pet Day Clinic.

Baptist Church of Beaufort exhibits quilts 

Open House Quilt Exhibit will be held at The Baptist Church of Beaufort Fellowship Hall, 601 Charles St. on Saturday, October 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday, October 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. There will be 18 biblical pattern quilts from Kentucky on display for viewing during our exhibits, accompanied by an informative brochure. An inspirational 30-minute lecture will be delivered at each open house, at 11 a.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday. The owner of the quilts, Rev. Dr. Donald Graham, will be giving the lectures and also preaching at the Baptist Church of Beaufort on Sunday morning, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. No admission, but donations will be encouraged. Contact Dr. Melanie Williams, Minister of Worship Arts, at The Baptist Church of Beaufort, 843-252-4104 or mwilliams@bcob.org.

HBF lecture features Robert Smalls author 

Historic Beaufort Foundation continues its Dinner and a Lecture series with a talk by Thomas Thibeault, author of “The Man Who Stole Himself,” on Monday, Oct. 27 at the Verdier House. Thibeault has written a historical novel exploring the extraordinary friendship that developed between Robert Smalls, our local Civil War hero, and Samuel Francis Du Pont, who led the Union invasion of Beaufort. Hors d-oeuvre reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and the lecture “Freedom is More Than Changing Cages” will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Cost for members is $15 single/$25 couple; non-members is $20 single/$30 couple. For lecture reservations, call 843-379-3331; payment is requested when reservations are made. Reservations for the discounted Saltus’ River Grill may be made by calling Saltus at 843-379-3474.

YMCA hosts senior wellness celebration

The Wardle Family YMCA of Beaufort County will host “Live It! Love It! Senior Wellness Celebration” on Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Y, located at 1801 Richmond Avenue in Port Royal. The public is invited to join their choice of the Deep Water Hydrobics class starting at 10 a.m. or the “Fit Over Fifty” fitness class at 10:30 a.m. Then join certified personal trainer Bruce McCarthy for his seminar, “A Balancing Act: Fall Prevention and Stability” at 11:25 a.m., followed by music, light refreshments and more from 12:30 to 1 p.m. During the stability class, led by Bruce McCarthy, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the risks of falls, prevention, safety, and balance exercises. If you are interested in more information about this event, please contact Denice Davis at 843-522-9622. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.ymcabeaufortcounty.com.

Cornhole tournament, smoked butt sale in park 

Healing Heroes of the Lowcountry Fund will hold the second Cornhole Tournament & Smoked Butt Sale in Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, downtown Beaufort, on Nov. 1, at 10 a.m. For details, registration and smoked butts pre-orders, visit www.hhlcf.org.

Free talk to discuss Victorian era cemeteries 

The 1850 Magnolia Cemetery will be focus of talk by Patrick Harwood, author of “Arms of Angels: Magnolia Cemetery — Charleston’s Treasure of History, Mystery and Artistry.” Note parallels to the Victorian Era St. Peter’s Graveyard and some to St. Helena’s. His photographic presentation addresses symbolism, epitaphs, monuments, art, and history as well as a modern stonecutters perspective, and a nod to the many bird species in this secret sanctuary. Copies of the book will be available for $40 cash or check. Talk is free, Monday, Nov. 3, 6:30 – 8 p.m. in St.Peter’s Walsh Palmetto Room, 70 Lady’s Island Dr., Beaufort, SC. More info, call Barbara Stanley at 843-525-0994.

Sign up now for County Senior Leadership class 

“A Voyage of Discovery: Life in the Lowcountry”: Enroll now for the Beaufort County Senior Leadership Class of 2015. Take the journey once a week for 12 weeks from January through April to learn how Beaufort County works and enhance your understanding of key issues. Registration forms can be downloaded from www.beaufortseniorleadership.com. Call Bob Guinn with specific questions at 843-255-6060,  ext. 116. The class size is limited to 35 participants. Reserve a seat today.

Presentation discusses plans for Fort Fremont 

Fort Fremont comes to life during a presentation about plans for the park visitor’s center. Master Modeler Dennis Cannady will be projecting his vision on screen as well as showing examples of the 3-D dioramas he has finished. The event will be at the Union Church, 11th Street, Port Roya, on Nov. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. For details, visit www.fortfremont.org.

Beaufort Church of Christ holds 9th revival

Welcome to the Beaufort Church of Christ “Where All the Doors Swing Loose on Welcome Hinges to You and to Yours” for the 9th Anniversary Gospel Meeting and Revival from Sunday, Nov. 9 through Wednesday Nov. 12. The theme is “God’s Divine Order From Headquarters!” Matthew 16: 16-18. The speaker will be Dr. Jonas Gadson, DTM and minister. Sunday, Nov. 9 is Family and Friends Day. Bible Study at 10 a.m., Morning Worship Service at 11:15 a.m., special afternoon worship service at 3:30 p.m. Services continue Monday through Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. nightly. All services are held at Beaufort Church of Christ, 170 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort, SC, 29906, next to Beaufort Liquidation. Free and the public is invited. For more information, email jg@jonasbonus.com, call 843-524-4281 or visit www.BeaufortCoC.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. 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.

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