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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.

Church hosts Operation Christmas Child event 

Riverview Baptist Church, 2209 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC, 29902, will host Operation Christmas Child on Saturday, November 15, at 3 p.m. Small toys, coloring books, local postcards, crayons, toothbrushes and toothpaste needed for the boxes.

International Alternative exhibit hosted by TCL 

The entrepreneurial students of Technical College of the Lowcountry are pleased to invite you to the International Alternative on Friday, November 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. for an art exhibition featuring the work of C. Steve Johnson. The students have produced prints and cards from original works for sale to support the entrepreneurial club at TCL. The exhibition will include the original paintings on display and showcase the students’ abilities to implement a start-up business. The International Alternative is a an art gallery and exhibition space created to highlight creativity and community with global awareness and camaraderie. The International Alternative exhibition space is located at 1815a Boundary Street. The event is free and open to the public.

Local branch of AAUW will meet, eat, discuss 

The Beaufort Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet on Tuesday, November 18, at 6 p.m., at The First Presbyterian Church at 1201 North Street. The dinner will be catered by Debbi Covington. Robb Wells, Director of Tourism for the Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce, will speak about “Tourism and How It Works for Beaufort’s Economic Development.” We hope all members will attend and bring a friend. We also invite new members to join our group, which works to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. For details, contact Dr. Diana Steele at 522-2796 or steele.diana@comcast.net.

Sea Island Quilters meet, present donated quilts

The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday,  November 20, at 6 p.m. The monthly meeting is held at Praise Assembly, 800 Parris Island Gateway. Quilters will display their “ugly fabric” quilts and awards will be given. Representatives from CODA and CAPA will be present and will be presented donated quilts made by SIQ members. For details, call Debi Bacon at 843-757-3416 or email kansaswx@verizon.net.

Group offering golf clinic for those with disabilities

Beaufort Memorial Hospital and the Legends at Parris Island will host a free adaptive golf event on Saturday, Nov. 21 to introduce individuals with physical disabilities to techniques and equipment they can use to enjoy the game of golf and the therapeutic benefits it offers. Designed to encourage and educate would-be players, the two-hour session will include demonstrations by golf professionals and therapists. Participants will be playing alongside other physically challenged civilians, veterans and active military personnel.. During the program, scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m., players will learn about ongoing adaptive golf events, tournaments and clinics, including classes held the third Saturday of each month. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn how to enjoy golf — and improve your balance, strength and coordination. For more information or to register, contact either physical therapist Steve Giammona at 843-522-5850 or Sgiammona@bmhsc.org, or PGA professional Andy Hinson at 843-228-2240 or hinsonca@usmc-mccs.org..

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.

Therapy Dog test scheduled for Nov. 22 

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 therapy dog test from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, 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 take the test. Dogs being tested must be on a flat buckle collar with a 6-foot leash.  No training treats can be used during the test. Teams should plan to be at the test for at least 2 hours. Before the test, go to the TDI website, www.tdi-dog.org, to read the test requirements. To register for the test, or for more information, please contact Merle Hoagland at 522-2073 or merle13@embarqmail.com.

Herban Marketplace hosts healthy eating class 

Sarah Mastriani-Levi, an international health coach and personal chef, will hold her fifth class, “Eating to Avoid Nutritional Deficiencies.” The class will be held Sunday, Nov. 23 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the kitchen at Herban Marketplace. “Eat Well. Live Well. Stay Well.” series is designed to give an introduction into the principles of authentic healthy eating including organics, food preparation and eating to avoid nutritional deficiencies. Recipes, demonstrations and samples will be provided. The cost is $30. Call 843-379-5550 or visit herbanmarketplace.com.

Plant the Seed Ministry offering free turkey meal 

Plant the Seed Ministry is offering a free Thanksgiving Meal on Thursday, November 27 from 11 a.m.. until 1 p.m. The meal will be offered in the parking lot of the Atlantic Inn, 2249 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC, 29902. For more information, to volunteer or donate, please contact Joy Kircher at 843-575-2200 or email at joykircher028@gmail.com.

Franciscan Center holds Christmas Yard Sale 

A Christmas Yard Sale will be held at The Franciscan Center, 85 Mattis Road, St. Helena Island, SC, 29920, on Saturday, December 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Many treasures await including children’s toys, Christmas items, home décor, collectibles, housewares, electronics, bedding and linens, books, cds, tapes, furniture, designer clothing and jewelry. For more information, contact the Franciscan Center at 843-838-3924.

Exchange Club to ‘Roll Out the Red Carpet’

The Exchange Club of Beaufort will host its 27th Annual Auction and Party on Saturday, November 15, at The Shed at 809 Paris Avenue, Port Royal. The year’s theme will be “Rolling Out the Red Carpet.” Dress as a Hollywood star or as an excited fan to walk the red carpet in support of the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA). During its 26-year history, the auction has helped raise more than $640,000 for CAPA. CAPA’s Open Arms Shelter for Abused and Neglected Children accepts placements from Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, Allendale and Colleton counties. CAPA also offers outreach programs at low or no cost to the community. This event boasts more than 250 donated items for live, silent and online auctions. Items include handcrafted furniture, original oils and watercolors painted by local artists, and jewelry.  There are also  accommodation packages in many local and out-of-town resorts, golf outings, restaurant gift certificates, professional services for home, cars and pets, fitness memberships, visits to local shops, spas.

For ticket information or to make a donation, call Ron Voegeli at 843-812-2796 or Britt Sanders at 843-524-4350. Visit www.capabeaufort.org to preview auction items and to learn more about the online auction.

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