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Register for YMCA youth indoor soccer 

Registration for YMCA Youth Indoor Soccer is open thru Oct. 7 at The Wardle Family Y located at 1801 Richmond Ave in Port Royal. Ages 3-9. Season is Oct. 28-Dec. 20. Cost is $55 for Y members, $70 for non-members. For additional info, contact Mike Woods, Y Sports Director, at 843-522-9622, ext. 244. Register at the Y or beaufort-jasperymca.org.

Register to be a Tiger Shark

BYAC Tiger Sharks Swim Team registration is open for the 2019-2020 season. There are three levels of swim team for ages 5 and up who meet swim team group requirements: Shark Pups; Group 1; and Group 2. Evaluations on going on now for group placement. Learn more online at beaufort-jasperymca.org (click on Aquatics>Swim Team), stop by the Y in Port Royal (1801 Richmond Ave.) or call the Y at 843-522-9622.

Sportfishing and Diving Club to meet Sept. 12

The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club’s September meeting will be held Thursday, Sept. 12 at the Beaufort Yacht Club on Lady’s Island off Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting starts at 7 p.m.

Bob Martore, manager of S.C. Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division Office of Fisheries Management, will be the guest presenter. His department has developed a new underwater video of State reefs; the new artificial reef booklets will also be available to Club members and guests. Please be on the lookout for notification of the deployment of a 106 foot tugboat at the Betsy Ross Reef. Congratulations again to Maddie Benfield for winning the $50 weigh-in drawing in July sponsored by Butler Marine. Guests are welcomed, and you do not need a reservation. For additional information,  contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122 or email fgibson@islc.net.

YMCA to offer CPR classes

The Wardle Family YMCA, located at 1801 Richmond Ave in Port Royal, offers CPR classes for community members on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon on the following dates in 2019: Sept. 19, and Nov. 23. 

Cost is $35 for this YMCA-certified course and those interested need to register at the Y as space is limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions? Contact Lou Bergen, Aquatics Director to register for this class. Call the Y at 843-522-9622 or visit beaufort-jasperymca.org

Activities at Hunting Island State Park

There are fun, interesting and educational activities every day hosted by Park Ranger and Lowcountry Master Naturalist Megan Stegmeier. 

Sundays: Dolphin Ecology Kayak Tour, 8 a.m. (Sept. 29); Sand/candy art, 11 a.m.; Hunting Island Bingo, 2:30 p.m.; Shark Tooth Excursion, 4 p.m. (Sept. 29)

Mondays: Tie dye, 11 a.m.; Secrets of the Salt Marsh, 4 p.m.

Tuesdays: Marine Mammals of S.C., 11 a.m. (Sept. 17); CCC Video, 1 p.m.; Native American Dreamcatchers, 2 p.m. (Sept. 24); Beach Walk, 3 p.m.

Wednesdays: Sunrise Lighthouse Climb, 6:30 a.m. (Sept. 18), Alligator Talk, 11 a.m.; Stepping Stones, 2 p.m.

Thursdays: Interpretive Lighthouse Tour, 10 a.m. (Sept. 12); Driftwood painting, 11 a.m. (Sept. 19); CCC Video, 1 p.m.; Feeding Frenzy, 3 p.m.

Fridays: Lowcountry reptiles, 11 a.m. (Sept. 13, 27); Story River Dolphin Cruise, noon (Sept. 13); Fish printing, 2 p.m.; Story River Dolphin Cruise, 5:30 p.m. (Sept. 13).

Saturdays: A Walk In The Woods, 10 a.m. (Sept. 28); Story River Dolphin Cruise, noon (Sept. 14); Dolphin Ecology Kayak Tour, 12:30 p.m. (Sept. 21); Turtle Time, 1 p.m. (Sept. 21); Creatures of the night, 2:30 p.m. (Sept. 14, 28); Story River Dolphin Cruise, 5:30 p.m. (Sept. 14); Full Moon Lighthouse Climb, 7:30 p.m. (Sept. 14).

For a description of these programs and a complete calendar of activities, go to southcarolinaparks.com/hunting-island and click on “Programs & Events.”

All are invited to attend these free events, though there is an entry fee to Hunting Island State Park and reservations are needed for lighthouse programs.

For more information, call 843-838-7437 or go to the Friends of Hunting Island website and the Facebook page: FOHI Sea Turtle Conservation Project.

Beaufort Christian Women’s Connection

Please join the Beaufort Christian Women’s Connection for their fall catered luncheon and program Thursday, Sept. 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Drive. Nuances will feature a fashion show. Shannon Kaprive will speak on her journey on Becoming God’s Masterpiece. Cost is $18. Please reserve you spot by Sept. 13 by calling, texting or emailing Marti Myers at 843-321-0962 or puddlesportia@gmail.com.

Get moving with Beaufort Track Club

Join the Beaufort Track Club at the Beaufort High School track from 6:30-7:30 p.m. each Tuesday night for an open community track workout. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced workouts are posted each week to ensure that you are getting the workout that you need.

Visit the Facebook page “Beaufort Track Club” for more information.

Maye River Quilters Quilters Guild

On the first Saturday of every month, the Maye River Quilters Guild meets at Palmetto Electric Cooperative, 1 Cooperative Way, Hardeeville. Members meet at 9:30 a.m. for social exchange. The meeting starts at 10 a.m. Please call 847-707-6034.

USCB to host women’s empowerment event Sept. 14

Heal Her, Inc. presents, Passionately, Perfectly …Purposed, an event for women, avidly driven toward mental health, support, and the art of healing. The event aims to share the life stories of other women from different walks of life and to celebrate womanhood, femininity, and vulnerability. Proceeds will benefit Heal Her, Inc. Restorative Women’s Retreats, a 501c3 non-profit that assists women with fully funded restorative retreat stays, to provide a healing and nurturing environment for whole body and soul replenishment. This year’s event will feature several guest speakers and panelists. Panelists will join in a live interactive discussion with the audience members. 

Passionately, Perfectly…Purposed will take place Sept. 14 at the USCB Center for the Arts at 805 Carteret Street. This year’s event will include FREE Childcare. Ticket prices start at $25 and are available now at www.Takiya-LaShaune.com/events.

For more information, visit www.Takiya-LaShaune.com/events or follow Heal Her, Inc. on Instagram and Facebook @healherinc.

Seaside Stitchers return to action

The American Sewing Guild (ASG) is a notional Organization of sewing enthusiasts. The S.C. Central Savannah River Chapter of the American Sewing Guild has a neighborhood group in the Beaufort area named Seaside Stitchers, which hs returned from hiatus. The meetings are the third Monday of the month at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club at 1 p.m. September 16 will be the first meeting in the new meeting place.

Monthly meetings are for everyone who sews. It is for sewers of a variety of skill levels and interests so anyone who has an interest in sewing is encouraged to attend and find out what ASG is all about. For more information, go to www.ASG.org. For more information about Seaside Stitchers, contact Sheila Tindall at 843-838-9473

Monday night is Movie Night at USCB Center for the Arts

Monday night is Movie Night at the USCB Center for the Arts, celebrating inspiring documentaries: Honeyland and Raise Hell: The Live and Times of Molly Ivins.

Monday movies start at 7 p.m. and all seats are $7. Tickets can be purchased online at uscbcenterforthearts.com or at the door. 

September 23: Honeyland – Nestled in an isolated mountain region deep within the Balkans, Hatidze Muratova lives with her ailing mother in a village without roads, electricity or running water. She’s the last in a long line of wild beekeepers, eking out a living farming honey in small batches to be sold in the closest city – a mere four hours’ walk away. Hatidze’s peaceful existence is thrown into upheaval by the arrival of an itinerant family, with their roaring engines, seven rambunctious children and herd of cattle. Hatidze optimistically meets the promise of change with an open heart, it doesn’t take long however, before a conflict evolves that exposes the fundamental tension between nature and humanity, harmony and discord, exploitation and sustainability.

September 30: Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins – Raise Hell tells the story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her razor sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing, and craving ink in her columns. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril, and said “Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country.” Molly’s words have proved prescient. 

Parkinson’s support group
A support group for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease and carepartners meets the first Thursday of each month at the Beaufort Memorial Lifefit Wellness Center from 1:30 to 3 p.m. For more information, visit our Facebook page or call Ric at 843-525-1229.

4th Touch A Truck Fundraiser

The Junior Service League of Beaufort will host its 4th Touch A Truck fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 16 in downtown Port Royal from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Paris Avenue. Cost of admission is $5 per person.

Touch A Truck is a family event that offers a unique and interactive experience for children of all ages. Children will have the opportunity to see, touch, and safely explore their favorite vehicles that serve our community.

The event will feature many different types of equipment to explore, including a fire truck, ambulance, a Humvee, construction vehicles, and even a helicopter. The entertainment area will include a variety of activities including face painting, bounce-houses for kids and much more. And to round out the experience, enjoy music and fabulous food, drinks, and libations available for purchase. 

In the case of rain, the event will be postponed to Dec. 7. Pets are not allowed at the event.

Call Brittany Rosson at 618-967-6815 or visit www.touchatruckbeaufort.com for more information.

Legal clinics at downtown library

The Beaufort County Library is offering free legal clinics at the downtown branch at 311 Scott St.

Each clinic will feature a 30- to 40-minute lecture followed by an open question-and-answer session. All session run from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m.

Get free answers concerning bankruptcy law (Sept. 16), wills, estates and probate (Sept. 30), Landlord/tenant law issues (Oct. 14) and family law issues (Oct. 28).

For more information, call the S.C. Bar Pro Bono Program at 803-799-6653, ext. 158 or 1-877-797-2227, ext. 158 or visit www.scbar.org/clinics.

The clinics are not designed to provide guidance on a specific situation. If you need legal advice on a specific situation, you will need to contact an attorney.


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