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Black Chamber holds networking event
The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce (BCBCC) will have its First Friday Networking Event from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, February 3, at the “Green Herring Art Gallery” located at 1001 Bay Street (corner Bay and Charles, street level) in Beaufort. There will be drawings, prizes, and refreshments. Open to the public.  The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information call 843-986-1102.

Oyster roast benefits Humane Association
The Humane Association of the Lowcountry is holding its 4th Annual Oyster Roast and BBQ with silent auction and live music on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Pleasant Point Clubhouse, 8 Barnwell Drive on Lady’s Island. Tickets are $30 per person or $55 per couple. For ticket info and reservations, call 843-525-1831 or visit www.halsc.org or email beaufortsc@gmail.com.

Local branch of NAACP to meet
The Burton-Dale-Beaufort Branch of the NAACP will be having a reorganization meeting on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce located at 801 Bladen Street (corner of Duke and Bladen) at 7 p.m.  We encourage all members to attend.  Those who would like to become members are invited as well.  The mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. For details call 843-271-0376 or 843-986-1102.

Classic Car show will be held at Habersham
The Car Show will be at Habersham on Market Street on Saturday, February 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by The Classic Car and Truck Club of Beaufort, the show will benefit Thumbs Up, a year round program that focuses on academic achievement and character development by working one on one with referred youth, their families and their teachers. For more information, call Dan Silva, 617-513-3938.

BHS Booster Club has oyster roast fundraiser
The Annual Family Oyster Roast/Fundraising event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Live Oaks Park in Port Royal (next to the elementary school). The event will be from 5 to 10 p.m. Cost will be $25 for singles and $40 for couples, children under 12 free! Beer, wine and oysters provided with the ticket cost. Silent auction, raffles and door prizes will be offered with all proceeds used to benefit the athletic teams at Beaufort High School. For additional information, call Jane Stewart 247-1897 or Jonolyn Ferreri 986-4093.

Community health fair will be at Helena House
A community health fair will be held on Wednesday, February 8, from 9 a.m. – noon at Helena House in Port Royal. A variety of complimentary health screenings to include blood pressure, skin cancer, and balance/fall risk assessments will be offered by Beaufort Memorial Hospital, THA Group and Hilton Head Dermatology. In addition, information on weight loss, holistic ways to heal your body, and wealth management tips will also be offered. Other participants include: Lowcountry Compounding Pharmacy; Roxanne Cheney, LLC Personal Organization; Therapeutic Solutions; John Troutman of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management; Alzheimer’s Family Services of Beaufort; Doctor’s Express of Beaufort; Cecelia Ansola Certified Health Coach; IV Specialists, and Lowcountry Home Oxygen. Beaufort Memorial Hospital will also offer lipid profile cholesterol screenings, prostate/psa tests, HgbA1C 3-month blood sugar tests. Those tests will be $10 each. Complimentary breakfast will be available to all who stop by the health fair. For more information, contact Helena House at (843) 982-0233 or e-mail rewing@alcoo.com.

Sea Island Fly Fishers
to hold meeting
The Sea Island Fly Fishers will meet next on Feb. 8 at 6 p.m., at Bay Street Outfitters, Beaufort.  The club welcomes anyone interested in fly fishing. The program for February will be a talk by local guide Owen Plair on redfish.  Owen is a Beaufort native and Orvis endorsed guide. He grew up on local waters and will share his knowledge and experience.  Attendance and refreshments are free. Call Jack Baggette with questions and visit www.flyfishingbeaufort.com.

Panini’s to celebrate
Grand Re-opening
Please join us at Panini’s on the Waterfront for a Grand Re-opening celebration on Wednesday, February 8 at 5 p.m., with the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce helping us with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony. During the monthlong renovation project, we’ve made several changes to the interior of our restaurant that we’re very excited to show you. Mark your calendar, and join us for complimentary hors d’oeuvres, complimentary beer, and other beverages at the new Panini’s on the Waterfront, 926 Bay Street in Downtown Beaufort.

Support group helps post-abortion women
If you are a post-abortion woman struggling through the pain of issues relating to an abortion experience, there is healing and hope. The Beaufort Women’s Center is offering abortion recovery assistance through “Healing Hearts”,  a 10-week support group that will meet at the center on Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 9 p.m. beginning February 9.  All inquiries are confidential. Seating is limited so call 843-525-0300 and let the healing begin. Ask for Susanne or Donna.

Sportfishing & Diving Club will meet
The Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club’s February meeting will be held on Thursday, February 9 at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club off Meridian Road, on Lady’s Island. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be nationally renowned charter captain, humorous radio star and fisheries trivia expert Captain Fuzzy Davis of Hilton Head Island. He will reveal his secrets of winter fishing. Guests are welcome. For additional information, call Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2020.

USCB to kick off workshop series
The University of South Carolina Beaufort Office of Career Services Director, Rachel Hoover, is hosting a Backpack to Briefcase workshop series in an effort to prepare USCB students for the job market on Feb. 7-14 from 12-2 p.m. These events are for USCB students and alumni. As a finale to the workshop series, the “USCB Spring 2012 Career Fair” will take place on Feb. 16 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. This event will be held in room 237 of the library located on the Hilton Head Gateway campus on Hwy 278 in Bluffton. Contact Rachel Hoover at 834-208-8263 or rhoover@uscb.edu.

Upcoming classes offered at ArtLofts
Here are upcoming art classes offered at ArtLofts, located at 208-B Carteret St,:
• Feather Jewelry with Susan Stone will be Saturday, Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. – noon. Cost is $30 plus materials. Contact theriverangel.ss@gmail.com or 843-441-7493.
• “Improv” Your Painting with Susie Stockholm will be Feb. 18 from 1-4 p.m.        Cost is $35 plus supplies. Contact 843-473-7706 for details.
• Oil Painting Workshop with Mary Grayson Segars will be held Feb 27, 28, 29 from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Cost is $150. Call 812-9509 or go by ArtLofts to register.
• Painting The Lowcountry  with Mary Grayson Segars. The class held at the Society of Bluffton Artists on Feb 10, 13, 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost for SOBA Members is $150, non-members $170. Contact 812-9509 for details.

Catholic Social Teaching to meet
Have you ever asked how can I respond to Catholic Social Teaching in these challenging times? Are issues such as poverty, jobs, health care, economic inequality, social safety net, and housing a concern to you? Join others in exploring a response on Sunday, February 19, 3- 5 p.m. at 17 Wina Road, St. Helena Island. For more information, email susanmilne39@yahoo.com.

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