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Watch Carolina/Clemson game at Fat Patties  

MyCarolina Alumni Association will be hosting a viewing party for the Carolina/Clemson game at Fat Patties on Saturday, Nov. 29. It will be a noon kickoff and all the money raised will go toward the Boys & Girls Clubs.

Event to honor Jewish members of community 

Breslov of South Carolina invites the community to “The First Jewish Beaufortonian.” Start the Jewish holidays 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 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.

Event to discuss Santa Elena settlement history 

More than 40 years before the English settled Jamestown, the Spanish established a foothold in the new world — a town and fort on the shores of Port Royal Sound. Learn more about Santa Elena, the 16th century settlement on Parris Island, in a program sponsored by the Leadership Beaufort Alumni Association and feature organizers of the Santa Elena Foundation. The event begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2 at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 2225 Boundary St. in Beaufort. The presentation will include a brief history of the events leading to Spanish colonization in the Port Royal Sound, the establishment of the first European capital in the present-day United States, and the historical and cultural context of the Spanish community on Parris Island from 1566-1587. Also to be discussed is the foundation’s effort to preserve this history and open an interpretive center to showcase it. The event is free and open to the public. For additional information, call Bennett Schiller at 843-379-5006.

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.

Local Military Officers Association to meet 

The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is committed to a strong national defense and protects the rights and interests of all U.S. commissioned and warrant officers: Active, reserve, National Guard, former and retired. Come meet the Low Country Chapter at its quarterly lunch and business meeting on Tuesday Dec. 9, at the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Officers Club. Speaker will be S.C. Adjunct General, Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston, Jr. The meet and greet starts at 11:30 a.m.; noon will be luncheon buffet, $20 per person; casual dress. For reservations, call or e-mail Acting Treasurer Rich Baker at TL9198@embarqmail.com or 843-694-1329 by Dec. 1; or visit online at http://www.lcmoaa.org.

DAR to hold meeting, annual Christmas Tea 

The December meeting of the Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will take place at 3 p.m., Thursday, December 11, at 522 Island Circle East, Dataw Island, SC. This month’s meeting is the annual Christmas Tea. For more information, contact Regent Harriett Bosiack at 843-466-0305.

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.

Port Royal holds fifth annual Golf Cart Parade

The 5th annual Port Royal Christmas Golf Cart Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13, beginning at Helena Place Senior Living on Paris Avenue in Port Royal. All area residents are invited to decorate their golf carts and participate in the parade. All golf carts must be lined up in the Helena Place parking lot by 5 p.m. The procession of carts will begin promptly at 5:15 p.m. The parade will advance down Paris Avenue to 8th Street, then to London and end at Live Oak Park. Everyone wanting to partake in the Christmas revelry is encouraged to line the parade route. All are invited to enjoy hot refreshments and snacks under the pavilion at Live Oak Park where the winners of the golf cart decorating contest will be announced. The parade will feature a special guest appearance by Santa Claus. The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Town of Port Royal and the Old Village Association of Port Royal. The rain date is Sunday, Dec. 14. For more information, call 252-3001 or e-mail rewing@enlivant.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.

Open house supports LowCountry Food Bank

Edward Jones is having an Open House on Thursday, December 11 from 1 to 4 p.m., at the local office located at 1702 Ribaut Road, Port Royal, SC. Refreshments will be served. Jeff Baumhoer is also supporting The LowCountry Food Bank by using his office as a drop-off location for a food drive. Visitors to the open house may help those less fortunate in the community by bringing in items to the office.

Group celebrates Yule, the Winter Solstice

Encounter the longest night of the year with merriment, mirth and magic. Come join Ancient Sea Island Continuum for Yule, the Winter Solstice, mankind’s oldest continuous celebration. Bring a dish for the potluck feast and a non-perishable food donation for Help of Beaufort. Child care provided but this indoor celebration is kid-friendly on Saturday, December 20, at 178 Sams Point Road, Lady’s Island at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Beaufort. Smudging begins at 6 p.m. For questions, email asic.herald@gmail.com.

TCL Women’s Holiday Luncheon to be held

Everyone is invited to attend the 3rd Annual TLC Women’s Holiday Luncheon, to be held Saturday, December 20, at noon at the Cat Island Pub & Grill. The luncheon will include food, fellowship, and fun wrapping gifts for children in the local shelters and community. Average cost of lunch is $12. Call Tonya Phillips for any questions at 843-322-0262 or thelowcountrywomen@gmail.com.

Drop off Toys for Tots at Merry Maids office

The local Merry Maids office at 829 Parris Island Gateway will once again serve as a Toys for Tots drop off location. They are open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will be accepting toys until Dec. 24.

Support ‘Adopt A Child’ gift giving drive

It’s that time of the year again to celebrate the holidays, while giving back to the community. The Lowcountry Women’s Fellowship is sponsoring an “Adopt A Child” Christmas Gift Giving Drive for the children in local shelters and the community.  Most of the children in CAPA, CODA, Family Promise and Hope Haven are displaced due to homelessness or abuse. Let’s put smiles on their faces by showing them our love and support during this holiday season. If you would like to purchase a gift or gifts for a child or children, please contact Tonya Phillips at 843-322-0262 or thelowcountrywomen@gmail.com.

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