Chamber announces business after hours

CenturyLink will host the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Business After Hours on Thursday, July 14 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at their location in Beaufort Town Center at 2127 Boundary Street in Beaufort. Business After Hours events provide networking opportunities for chamber members and guests. The event is open to chamber members for $10 and all others for $20. Please RSVP to Amy Kaylor at (843) 525-8524 or via email at amy@beaufortsc.org.


Sportfishing and diving club to meet

The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club July meeting will be held Thursday July 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club off Meridian Road on Lady’s Island.  The social begins at 6:30 and the meeting begins at 7 p.m.  This month welcomes Captain Chris Butler, of Butler Marine. For additional information, call Captain Frank Gibson at 522-2020.


Group to present talk on George Patton

On July 14, OLLI will present “General George Patton: A Genius at War” at the historic USCB Beaufort campus. The lecture and film will take a hard look at the commander of Second Corps and Third Army in World War II. The lecture will start at 1 p.m. and is open to the public. Cost is $10. To make reservations, call the OLLI office at 843-208-8247.


Summer Scribes Camp for young writers

Do you know a student between sixth and eighth grades who likes to write? Beaufort freelance writer, workshop leader and writing coach Katherine Tandy Brown is offering a weeklong summer writing camp based on Natalie Goldberg’s classic “Writing Down the Bones” writing practice. During three morning classes, young writers will have fun improving writing skills while creating stories. Classes are Monday, July 18, Wednesday, July 20 and Friday, July 22 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Charles Street Gallery, on the corner of Charles and Greene Streets. Class size is limited; cost is $65 for the week. For more information, call (843) 379-5886 or (859) 312-6706.


Calling all children to Veggie Fun World

The Parish Church of St. Helena’s Veggie Fun World-Session II will be July 18-29 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The fee for this session is $145 and can be reserved and paid online at www.sthelenas1712.org. The theme for this session is Praise, and we will emphasize music, drama, and storytelling. Like Session I, it, too, will have fun games, crafts, and outside activities — plus, a great make-your-own handprint T-shirt. Veggie Fun World seeks to encourage growth in body, mind, and spirit as we build fellowship in the body of Christ. We will provide professional nursery staff, crafts, games, music, and storytelling as we promote Biblical family values while having a whole lot of fun. We hope to hear from your family this summer. Please consider joining us for one or more sessions. Contact Roz Dixon, Director of Nursery Ministry, at nursery@islc.net, call (843) 812-8772 (cell) or (843) 522-1712, ext. 220 (work) with any questions.




Community Bible Study to hold event

The Beaufort class of Community Bible Study will hold an informational event, “Iced Tea, Lemonade & Sweets” on Tuesday, July 19 at 10 a.m. at St. Helena’s Episcopal Parish, 507 Newcastle St., Beaufort.  Reservations for the event are requested; childcare will be provided.  This event is open to all area women interested in Community Bible Study, a non-denominational  study which presents an in-depth study in a caring format. The Beaufort class meets at St. Helena Parish from September to May on Thursday mornings and includes classes for children, infants to age 12; however, space for children’s classes is limited. Please call Sandi Fischer 838-0212 or e-mail fishnet@islc.net to make a reservation for the event or to get more information.


Beaufort Women’s Connection to meet

The Beaufort Women’s Connection will meet on Thursday, July 21, at the St. Helena Parish Church at 507 New Castle Street.  Doors open at 11:45 a.m., and lunch is served at 12:15 p.m..  Cost for luncheon and program is $12. The speaker for the day is Corrine Ike, and her talk is entitled “Coming to the end of myself meant a whole new adventure.” Corrine will also do our feature, “Day tripping in Savannah.” Reservations can be made to Karen Whitehead at 838-7627 or e-mailing her at mommakaren@islc.net.  Reservations need to be in by Monday, July 18.


Sea Island Quilters to hold meeting

The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, July 21, 6 p.m., in the Camellia Room at Quality Inn on Boundary Street. The speaker will be Courtney Garbade a hand therapist with Coastal Hand Therapy. She will discuss “Taking Care of Our Hands.” Her presentation will show quilters how to avoid carpal tunnel syndrome, sitting positions at the sewing machine and general quilting ergonomics.

For additional information contact Helen Goldman at 525-6155.


McIntosh Books holds book signings on Bay

The following book signings will be held at McIntosh Book Shoppe, 917 Bay St. For more information, please call Connie McGraw at 525-1066.

• Friday, July 22, 1 – 4 p.m. Allan Winneker signing copies of his book, “Two Islands, Terror in the Low Country.”


Beaufort Writers meet

The Beaufort Writers meets every second and fourth Tuesday from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

at the Lady’s Island Airport Conference Room. The next meeting is scheduled for July 26.


St. Peter Church to have clothing sale

St. Peter Catholic Church in Beaufort will be holding its first Newly New Clothing Sale on July 27-30. Hours will be Wednesday, July 27 from noon to 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday, July 28 and 29, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to noon.  Call Judy Daigle (843)846-6025 for more information.



Ongoing events at ARTworks

Kazoos on Vacation: Rick Hubbard’s hit family show of music, comedy, and fun at ARTworks where your kids are the stars and kazoos are free! Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. through August 2. Doors open at 7 p.m., adults $10, kids $5. Info and reservations 843-379-2787, www.ArtWorksInBeaufort.org.

• Beaufort’s Best Hidden Talent Competition concerts open to the public: These musicians need to hear the roar of the crowd as they compete for the Grand Prize — $1,000 paid gig in the Street Music on Paris Avenue concert in Spring 2012. Preliminary competitions are July 9 and 16, 7:30 p.m. at ARTworks, $5 at the door. Semifinal competition will be July 30, 7:30 p.m. at ARTworks, $5 at the door. Grand Finale is free on August 6, 6 p.m. on Paris Avenue in Port Royal. All ages and music styles are eligible to register by July 1. Performance slots are first come, first serve. www.ArtWorksInBeaufort.org, 843-379-2787, and at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary Street 29902, Tuesdays through Saturdays.

• Ongoing registration for ARTblast & TheaterArt weekly camps: now through July 30th. Every week this summer ARTworks offers the joy and challenges of art — on the canvas and on stage. Each weekly class is $110, and scholarships are available, supported by a private family foundation (no extra paperwork, just ask.) 379-2787, www.ArtWorksInBeaufort.org; 2127 Boundary Street in Beaufort Town Center, Tuesdays through Saturdays.

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