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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.

Meeting discusses speech difficulties for seniors

Those who have difficulty speaking and projecting their voice can find help on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 1:30 p.m. when Betsy Cooke, speech language pathologist of Sea Island Rehabilitation, discusses the difficulties seniors and Parkinson’s patients face when speaking. Ms. Cooke will address the difficulties they encounter perceiving their own voices and offer suggestions on how one can re-adjust their voice to be better heard. The monthly support group meetings are held at Shellpoint Baptist Church on Parris Island Gateway in Port Royal (across from the Bi-Lo Shopping Center) on the first Thursday of every month. The meetings are free and open to anyone who is living with Parkinson’s Disease or who is a caregiver or has a loved one suffering from Parkinson’s. For more information or to arrange transportation, contact Rose at Helena Place Senior Living at 843-982-0233 or e-mail rewing@enlivant.com.

Family Fun Night event will be held at The Shed 

Family Fun Night at The Shed in Port Royal will be held Friday, November 7  from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be live music from Bridge as well a live, family friendly improv comedy show by Oddlot of Savannah Tickets are $5 a person/$20 max for families; bring your lawn chairs. There will be a silent auction and light refreshments; the fundraiser is a benefit for Trinity Classical Academy.

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. For more, email jg@jonasbonus.com, call 843-524-4281 or visit www.BeaufortCoC.com.

Beaufort Aglow holds meeting, has speaker 

Beaufort Aglow International meets on Saturday, November 8, at Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurant, 2601 Boundary Street in Beaufort starting at 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The speaker will be Lillie Simpson. She was born in Florence, SC and grew up in Fort Pearce, Fla. She is a singer, writer, cosmetologist and a painter. Recently, Lillie had an art show at the Agora Gallery in New York City. This artist paints by instinct, focusing on the Gullah people. For more information, call 843-525-0525 or 843-290-5563.

County historical society event celebrates 75 years  

The Beaufort County Historical Society is celebrating its 75th Anniversary with a multi speaker event commemorating the Battle of Port Royal Harbor on Saturday, Nov. 8 at USCB Center for the Arts.

The schedule is as follows:

• 10:30-11:10 a.m.: Dr. Larry Rowland, professor emeritus USCB, topic “Maritime History of Beaufort 1514-1860”

• 11:15-11:50 a.m.: Michael D. Coker, Assistant to the Director Old Charleston Exchange, topic “Battle of Port Royal Harbor, Nov. 7, 1861”

• 11:50 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.: Box lunch by Debbi Covington included in ticket price with celebratory anniversary cake

• 12:40- 1:10 p.m.: Dr. Stephen Wise, Director Parris Island Museum, topic: “The U.S. Navy at Port Royal 1861-1865”

• 1:10- 1:35 p.m.: James Spirek, South Carolina’s state underwater archaeologist, topic “Underwater Resources of Port Royal Harbor.”

Tickets are $25 for Beaufort County Historical Society Members; $45 general admission. Tickets are available at USCB Box Office on Carteret Street or by calling 843-521-4145. For more information, contact Mary Lou Brewton-President at maryloubrew@aol.com or 912-604-3634, www.beaufortcountyhistoricalsociety.org.

Lowcountry Jaycees have Party in the Park  

The Lowcountry Jaycees announce an inaugural Party in the Park Oyster Roast and Chili Cook-Off. The event will be held November 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the field at Beaufort Town Center and will benefit two local charities: Camp Hope and Second Helpings. Tickets are $25 and will include all-you-can-eat oysters and participation in the chili judging. The Jaycees will have door prizes and a silent auction. To purchase tickets for the door prizes, bring canned goods to donate to Second Helpings — each can buys one ticket. Purchase tickets to the event at www.lowcountryjaycees.com. For more information about sponsoring the event, donating items for the raffle or silent auction, or to participate in the Chili Cook-Off, please visit www.lowcountryjaycees.com or contact Melanie Ott at ott.melanie@gmail.com. The Lowcountry Jaycees meet at 6 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at Port Royal Town Hall, 700 Paris Avenue.

Calling all volunteers for Habitat for Humanity  

LowCountry Habitat for Humanity relies on volunteer support of local individuals, businesses, schools, civic and faith groups to help make the dream of home ownership possible for families in Northern Beaufort County. They need volunteers of all skill levels and interests.  Although most people think of construction when they think of Habitat, they also need volunteers in the local ReStore and in the office as well as to serve on various committees. They also look for individuals who can help train partner families on topics such as finance and budgeting, legal issues, home maintenance and more. Come to a meeting for volunteers on November 8 at 10 a.m. at the LowCountry Habitat for Humanity Office, 616 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort, to start making a difference in the community.

Therapy dog clinic, test dates set in Beaufort

Would you like to see if your dog has what it takes to be a therapy dog?  Beaufort Chapter No. 229 of Therapy Dogs International will host a therapy dog pre-test clinic from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8 at Beaufort County Disabilities and Special Needs, 100 Clear Water Way in Beaufort. There is no charge for the clinic.  Dogs do not have to be over one year old. Dogs must wear a flat buckle collar with a 6-foot leash, and you must bring your dog’s shot record to the clinic. Before the clinic or the test, go to the TDI website, www.tdi-dog.org, to read the test requirements. The chapter will also host a TDI test from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22, at BayView Manor LLC, 11 S. Todd Dr. in Beaufort. Space in the test is limited, and dogs must be over one year old. To register for the clinic or for more information, contact Lynn Stratton at 843-522-0798, or tdi229@gmail.com.

Sessions help create ‘Five Wishes’ document

As a person ages, it is imperative they discuss their changing needs and future desires with their loved ones. To help with this difficult process, “Planning Ahead & Five Wishes” will be presented twice on Wednesday, Nov. 12. The session 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. A notary will be available to notarize the “Five Wishes” document making it a legal living will. The morning session held from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Dataw Island Club will be for Dataw Island Club members. The afternoon session will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. at Helena Place Senior Living in Port Royal and is open to the public. The sessions are free. E-mail rewing@enlivant.com or call 843-252-3001 with questions.

Sportfishing and diving club to hold meeting 

The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club’s November meeting will be held Thursday, November 13 at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Lady’s Island, off of Meridian Road.  The social begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Well known local Captain Rick Percy of Reel Chance Charters will present fishing for Black Drum and other winter species.  Capt. Rick will display his favorite rods, reels, tackle, and locations for these winter favorites. For additional information, please contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122.

Special book signing supports women’s center 

The community is invited to a special book signing event. Local author, Gloria Singleton, will be promoting her newest book, “Divine Musings,” and donating 50 percent of each book purchased ($12 per) to Radiance Women’s Center. Please join us on Friday, November 14, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Help this ministry in continuing to serve the community by sharing the love and hope of Jesus Christ with those facing unplanned pregnancies. Contact Radiance Women’s Center at 843-525-0300.

Turkey Shoot to be held at Parris Island gun club 

A Turkey Shoot at Parris Island Rod & Gun Club will be held Saturday, Nov. 22 on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island for family fun and friendly competition. Win delicious hams and turkeys. The public is welcome. The first shotgunners to firing line at 7 a.m. Refreshments available so you can shoot all day. Bring your own gun (barrels up to 32”) in car trunk, leave ammo and scopes at home. Club provides all ammo: $2 per shot. Shotgun deprived? A few youth and adult guns will be available for use. Details: Contact Nick Russell at 843-812-9697 or captnick@hargray.com.

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 Royal, on Nov. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. For details, visit www.fortfremont.org.

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