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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.

Presentation focuses on stress reduction
Announcing the 4th Annual Mid-Year Stress Reduction presentation for anyone — area counselors, social workers, employee in human services,etc. — who needs a boost to make it through the second half of the fiscal/school year. The presentation will feature two Beaufort locals, Jan Spencer and Martha Schein, offering humor, music, activities and fun. The free event will be on Thursday, February 9, at USC-Beaufort Performing Arts Center (801 Carteret Street) from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Cosponsored by the Collaborative Organization of Services for Youth and the Beaufort County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Department. Contact: Wade Bishop, Director of Prevention Services Beaufort County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Department (843)255-6013 E-mail: wadeb@bcgov.net.

DAR chapter to hold monthly meeting
The Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold their February meeting at the home of Mrs. Carroll Crowther, 18 Old Ferry Cove, Lady’s Island on Thursday, February 9 at 2 p.m. “Property Rights of Women from the 18th Century to Today” is the topic to be explored with Mrs. Carol Ruff of Ruff & Ruff, LLC. This will be proceeded by the business meeting and the afternoon will end with refreshments. For more information or directions, please call Regent Nancy Crowther at 521-0134.

Chamber of Commerce holds networking event
Beaufort Rentals will host the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Business After Hours on Thursday, February 9 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at their location at 69 Robert Smalls Parkway, the Landmark Building, in Beaufort. Beaufort Rentals, LLC is a full service property management company, and handles all aspects of the rental process. They manage residential and commercial rental units located throughout Beaufort County. 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 Sarah Brock at (843) 525-8537, via email at sarah@beaufortsc.org.

Lions Club has annual pancake breakfast
The Annual Sweetheart Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday, Feb. 11, from 8 to 11 a.m., at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Drive. Prepared by Beaufort Lions Club, the breakfast includes eggs, grits, sausage, toast and of course, pancakes. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for children.

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.

Omni hosts Palmetto Open weightlifting meet
The 2012 Palmetto Open Weightlifting Meet will be held on February 11 at Omni Health & Fitness in Jean Ribaut Square. Hosted by Team Beaufort Weightlifting Club, weigh-ins begin at 8 a.m. with lifting beginning at 10 a.m.  The meet will feature the two Olympic lifts, the Snatch and the Clean & Jerk, with the best of each lift added together to determine a lifter’s total. Medals will be awarded to the top three totals in each gender, age, and weight class. There is no charge for spectators and everyone is encouraged to attend and participate in the raffle drawings for prizes.

Pi Beta Phi sisters hold Hearts & Heritage Tea
The sisters of The Lowcountry AC of Pi Beta Phi will hold a “ Hearts & Heritage Tea” on Sunday, February 12, at 3:30 p.m. on Dataw Island. We will vote on officers for the 2012-2013 club year and discuss the upcoming philanthropy project. For more information and to RSVP, contact Sue at 838-6629.

Books Sandwiched In to discuss ‘Bleak House’
Friends of the Beaufort Library (FOL) continues the 26th year of Books Sandwiched In Monday, February 13, from noon to 1 p.m. at USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St. Robert R. Googins will present “Bleak House” by Charles Dickens. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. You are invited to bring your lunch. Coffee and cookies are available at no charge. For additional information and to listen to the podcast by Robert R. Googins, go to www.citytrex.com/books-sandwiched-in.

Speaker to hold day of personal transformation
Therapeutic Solutions: A Creating Wellness Center is honored to welcome  Dr. Sue Morter, internationally recognized authority on bridging science, spirit, and human possibility www.suemorter.com for “Manifesting the Vision for you Life,” a full day of personal transformation. Using the power of quantum mechanics, meditation and BioEnergetics, you will learn to remove subconscious interferences in your personal energy fields to move the flow of your life toward manifesting your most profound goals and visions. The event will be held on February 18 at Quality Inn Town Center from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Please call 524-2554 for more info or for tickets to this life changing event.

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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