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Meeting discusses speech difficulties 

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 is a singer, writer, cosmetologist and a painter. Recently, Lillie had an art show at the Agora Gallery in New York City. For more information, call 843-525-0525 or 843-290-5563.

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.

TCL Foundation hosts annual 5K, oyster roast 

The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation will host its 4th Annual Oysters by the Bay and 2nd Annual 5K on Saturday, November 15 overlooking the Beaufort River at the TCL Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road. Runners and walkers may check in at 2 p.m.; the 5K will begin at 3 p.m.  Following the race, the oyster roast will run from 5 to 8 p.m. All proceeds will go directly to supporting students and programs at TCL. Registration for the 5K is $30. Oyster roast tickets are $25 per person and include unlimited local oysters, hot dogs and chili. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.  Live entertainment will be provided by Chris Jones. Fire pits, oyster tables, and corn hole games, all constructed by TCL industrial technologies students and faculty, will be auctioned during the event. Tickets are on sale now at www.tcl.edu/oysters or through the TCL Foundation office, building 12 of the TCL Beaufort campus. For more information, please visit www.tcl.edu/oysters, call 843-525-8294 email foundation@tcl.edu.

Group offering golf clinic for those with disabilities

Beaufort Memorial Hospital along with the Adaptive Golf Association and the Legends of Parris Island are holding a free clinic on the third Saturday of each month at the Legends Golf Course on Parris Island from 9 to 11 a.m. It is designed to help people that have experienced a physical disability and have an interest  to learn or return to the game of golf.  With the help of local PGA professionals, Physical Therapists and volunteers participants will have their swing assessed, have the opportunity to try adaptive equipment and learn the importance of posture and good grip.  It is a great form of exercise and is a great way to rehabilitate balance and endurance. It is open to veterans, active duty, and civilians in our area. For more information, email sgiammona@bmhsc.org or call 843-522-5850.

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  when Master Modeler Dennis Cannady projects his vision on screen and shows examples of the 3-D Diorama of the fort that he has finished. Forty-eight structures in the diorama will be available for your sponsorship donation. The event will be at the Port Royal Union Church, 11th Street, Port Royal on Friday, November 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. For further details, visit www.fortfremont.org.

AARP offering Smart Driver class in Beaufort 

Friday, November 21, a new AARP Smart Driver class will be given at The Summit Place of Beaufort, 1119 Pickpocket Plantation Dr., Beaufort, from 9 a.m.  till 4 p.m. The fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. You will be issued a certificate upon completion for a possible discount on your auto insurance. Register now by calling 843-521-1941.