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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.

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.

Support Island Charities 5K Race and 3K Walk

On Saturday, November 22, 2014, The Island Charities 5K Race and 3K Walk will take place. Late registration goes from 7 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. race morning; race starts at 8:30 a.m. Cost: $25 for the race ($5 off each entrant for groups of 5 or more), and $20 for the 3K Walk. To register go to www.theislandcharities.com. This year’s race is being dedicated to Julie Williams, a Training Coordinator for Beaufort County EMS in Beaufort. Julie is currently going through treatments for Pancreatic cancer. All of her fellow brothers and sisters who have worked with her from the Beaufort County Fire, Police, and EMS Departments wish her a speedy recover and The Island Charities hope to make this year’s race one to remember. The other beneficiary this year is Payton Green. She is the adorable daughter of Creg and Jessica Green, born premature at MUSC and now living at home here in Beaufort, and is doing very well. For someone so small she is a fighter and is living up to the title of Super Hero! Grow, Payton, Grow!

There will be the Morgan Dash for kids 7 and under and as usual it is donation only for each entrant and is named after Morgan Porter, a 4 year old who’s family lives in Olde Tabby Park — and now has a new heart!  All proceeds will go towards The Island Charities Scholarship Fund.

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.

Event to honor Jewish members of community 

Breslov of South Carolina invites the community to “The First Jewish Beaufortonian.” Start your Jewish holidays off each year on the Saturday (Motzei Shabbat) after Thanksgiving, November 29 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Locals Bruce and Miriam Lipsitz will share about growing up Jewish in Beaufort, and beyond. “The Jewish Beaufortonian” will honor each year a famous Beaufortonian to come and honor the crowd with their stories and share a talk on the Torah portion of the week. A nosh will follow. RSVP by calling Reb Zusha Kalet at 843-532-3992 or via email Reb@BreslovSC.org. For more information, see www.BreslovSC.org.

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.

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.

Riverview Baptist holds Christmas Celebrations 

Riverview Baptist Church, 2209 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC, 29902, announces Christmas Celebrations on Sunday, December 14, 2014, at 6 p.m. “Don’t let the Grouches Steal Your Christmas,” an adult comedy, and “A  Light at Christmas,” a children’s musical, will be performed. Fellowship to follow plays.
Community members invited.

Donate coats to FWDG annual Coat Drive

For more than 24 years, FWDG has been sponsoring a coat drive to help those less fortunate in the community. Collecting outerwear for the FWDG Coat Drive has become a way of life for many people of the Lowcountry, said Larry Mark, owner. The coat drive has been a resounding success. Schools, churches and other organizations have also participated in the drive. When it first started in 1990, FWDG collected over 300 coats. In recent years, it has averaged  over 1,500 coats, even reaching 3,000 at one point. This year, a new twist has been added to the coat drive: an organization named Stitches of Love has contacted FWDG and wishes to create some caps to keep children’s heads warm during the winter months. The coat drive started on November 1 and ends on December 31. This year, FWDG at 745 Robert Smalls Parkway, Carolina Stamper at 203 Carteret Street, and Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners, 1211 Boundary St.,  will be drop-off points in  Northern Beaufort County. For more information, please contact Larry Mark at 843-524-8695 or lmark@fwdgonline.com. FWDG has provided the Lowcountry with great value, service and selections of furniture for more than 40 years. For more information, visit fwdgonline.com.

Downtown Beaufort presents holiday fun

Main Street Beaufort, USA, proudly presents the 29th Annual A Night on the Town. This opening of the holiday shopping season takes place on Friday evening, Dec. 5, beginning at 6 p.m., and ending at approximately 9 p.m. A long standing tradition in the community, A Night on the Town is a mix of traditional and the contemporary. An evening with a surprise around every corner and a number of things that will entertain, delight and get you in the holiday spirit. Shops will stay open late to welcome regular and new customers. The evening also includes the City of Beaufort’s Tree Lighting Ceremony, entertainment by the Parris Island Marine Corps Band and choral performances. New to this year’s event is a Living Window Display contest. Vote for your favorite businesses’ living window display at the event. Take your pick of holiday parades by land or sea. Join Main Street Beaufort, USA, and the Beaufort Sail and Power Squadron on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 5:30 p.m. for the Light Up the Night boat parade on the Beaufort River. Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Hot chocolate will be available courtesy of The Greenery. The traditional Beaufort Christmas Parade will be Dec. 7, at 3 p.m., through the streets of downtown Beaufort. Floats, bands, groups of walkers and personal cars and trucks are expected to participate.

Application forms for Light Up The Night Boat parade and Beaufort Christmas Parade are available at www.downtownbeaufort.com/anightonthetown. For more information, contact Main Street Beaufort, USA at 843-525-6644 or email info@downtownbeaufort.com.