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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.

ArtiZen Yoga holds class for active military

ArtiZen’s Being of Service class will be Thursday, December 11. On the second Thursday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., ArtiZen Yoga provides a free all-level yoga class exclusively for active military and their spouses. It will be taught by Ayren Pfeifer, certified Ashtanga teacher and a military spouse of 13 years. (Childcare will be available for a small fee: $5 for one child/$3 for each additional child.)

Free workshop discusses how to prevent falling 

As a person ages, a fall can become a devastating health crisis that has the potential to lead to life altering consequences such as pain, fractures, surgery, prolonged hospitalizations or even death. Those who want to avoid the consequences of falls can find help at a free workshop on Thursday, Dec. 11, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Helena Place Senior Living. Tim Gurley, physical therapist with Amedisys Home Health, will speak about the “Balance for Life” program, which outlines ways a senior citizen can use his/her five senses to prevent falls and improve strength, gait and balance. He will also discuss tips on strengthening, maintaining a safe walking speed and creating a living space to reduce the chance of falls. Helena Place Senior Living is located at 1624 Paris Avenue in Port Royal, directly across from the U.S. Post Office. Space is limited. To register, please e-mail rewing@enlivant.com or call 843-252-3001.

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.

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.

45th Senior Citizen’s Tea will be held at MCAS 

The Officers’ Spouses’ Club at the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort will be hosting its 45th Annual Senior Citizen’s Tea on Sunday, December 14, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the MCAS Beaufort Officer’s Club. Transportation is available to local senior citizens. Food, entertainment and refreshments will be provided. Since 1968, the club has been celebrating the holidays by hosting the Senior Citizens’ Tea — a celebration of the Lowcountry’s senior citizens and greatest generation. This time-honored tradition is a special way of thanking the community for its long-standing support of the Beaufort South Carolina Military Tri-Command. Seniors may RSVP to 843-593-0197 or mcasbeaufortosc@gmail.com.

Beaufort Memorial has free joint pain seminar

If you suffer from hip or knee pain, you’re not alone, as over 25 million Americans experience joint discomfort. To learn more about available solutions, join Beaufort Memorial for a free seminar on Monday, December 15 at 9 a.m. in Room 364 of the hospital’s Medical and Administrative Center at 990 Ribaut Road (directly across the street from the main hospital campus) where Beaufort Memorial Orthopedic Care Coordinator and Physical Therapist Andrea Sadler will provide information about normal knee and hip anatomy, signs and symptoms of joint-related problems, and treatment options to relieve or resolve pain. From in-home exercise and medical management, to physical therapy and surgery, she will explain appropriate options that can be personalized for a patient’s specific needs. The seminar is free but registration is requested. To learn more or make a reservation, call 843-522-5585.

Get help enrolling in Affordable Care Act

A free presentation about enrolling in the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, will be held Thursday, Dec. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Love House Ministries Community Bowling Center, 1140 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. For questions or help understanding the law, this event is open to the public and certified ACA Navigators will be available. There will also be translators for Spanish speakers. For details, contact 843-476-4226.

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.

Adaptive Golf Clinic for those with disabilities

Don’t let a disability or physical challenge keep you from enjoying the game of golf. Learn how to play with other civilians, veterans and active military personnel at the Adaptive Golf Clinic being held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 at the Legends of Parris Island. Using adaptive techniques and tools, you’ll be able to tee off with the best of them and sink putts like a champion. Golf is an excellent therapeutic activity for those with disabilities that helps with balance and coordination and builds strength. Adaptive Golf clinics, sponsored by Beaufort Memorial Hospital and Legends of Parris Island, are held the third Saturday of each month at the driving range. Everyone is welcome. For more information or to register, contact either BMH physical therapist Steve Giammona at 843-522-5850 or Sgiammona@bmhsc.org, or PGA professional Andy Hinson at 843-228-2240, hinsonca@usmc-mccs.org.

Plant the Seed Ministry offers Christmas meal

Plant the Seed Ministry is offering a free Christmas Meal, Thursday, December 25 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The meal is 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 joykircher028@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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