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Christian Women’s Club has meeting
The Christian Women’s Club of Beaufort will hold their Thursday, February 16 meeting at the St. Helena Parish Church Hall at 507 New Castle Street. The feature segment of the program will be Cookies by Charlotte Brantley.  The speaker is Barbara Gobbs presenting “A Sweet Valentine.” Doors open at 11:45 and lunch is served at 12:15 p.m..  Luncheon and program is $12, which includes tip and gratuity. For reservations or cancellations, call Karen Whitehead at 838-7627 or email at mommakaren@islc.net.

Mather School alumni invited to ceremony
The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host its annual Mather School Alumni Celebration and Bell Ringing Ceremony Friday, February 17, in the MacLean Hall Student Center on the Beaufort campus at 921 Ribaut Road. A reception will begin at noon, and the formal program will begin at 1 p.m. The Mather School was located on what is now TCL’s Beaufort campus and was established by Rachel Crane Mather in 1868 to educate the daughters of freed slaves and to prepare young black women as  teachers. In 1881, the school became part of the New England Baptist Missionary Association and continued educating area African-Americans until 1968, when it opened to all races. In 1972, the school became part of the South Carolina Technical College System.

Upcoming classes offered at ArtLofts
Here are upcoming art classes offered at ArtLofts, located at 208-B Carteret St,:
• “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.

Wesleyan Gospel Choir to perform at church
Bethesda Christian Fellowship at 32 Martin Luther King Drive on St. Helena Island invites you to come and enjoy an Evening of Praise and Worship featuring
Savannah State University’s Wesleyan Gospel Choir, on Friday, February 17, at 7:30 p.m. The event is free to the public. A free will offering will be received. For more information, please contact the church at
(843) 838-4410 or visit our website, www.welcome2Bethesda.org.

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 Saturday, 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.

Books Sandwiched In continues with Kubic
Friends of the Beaufort Library (FOL) continues the 26th year of Books Sandwiched In Monday, February 20, from noon to 1 p.m. at USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret Street. Gary Kubic will present “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand. Doors open at 11:30 am. 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 Gary Kubic, go to www.citytrex.com/books-sandwiched-in. Donations may be made on the website using a credit card or PayPal. All donations will be used to support unfunded programs, projects, and materials at the Beaufort, Lobeco, and St. Helena libraries.

TCL to hold series of photography courses
The Technical College of the Lowcountry Division of Continuing Education will offer a series of photography classes taught by professional photographers. Classes will be appropriate for beginners through advanced, as noted, and will be held in February and March.

Women’s challenge quilts will be on display
The Sea Island Quilters will exhibit The 2012 “Women’s Words of Wisdom” challenge  quilts  at USC-Beaufort Performing Arts Center Gallery,  with an opening reception on Friday, February 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Winners of the challenge will be announced at this time. Quilts will remain on display through Sunday, March 4. For details, call Ellen Roberts at (843)  838-9857 or email  ellensteve@embarqmail.com.

American Association of University Women meet
The Beaufort Branch of American Association of University Women will meet on Tuesday, February 28, 6 p.m. at TCL Beaufort campus building 23. The guest speaker will be Chris Taggart the director of the Born to Read Program. For details contact Diana Steele, president at 522-2796 or steele.diana@comcast.net.

Beaufort Writers meet
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 will be February 28.

Beaufort Dog to hold advanced training class
Beaufort Dog is enrolling for an Advanced Training class. This class will focus on dealing with distractions while in “real world” situations like walking on a leash.  This is a precursor for therapy dog training as well. Please call 812-5394 to pre-register.

Applications available for Zonta scholarships
The Zonta Club of Beaufort is once again giving one $1,000 Working Women’s Scholarship and one $1,000 Scholarship for graduating high school seniors. All applicants must reside in Beaufort County north of the Broad River. All applications must be received in the mail by the deadline of April 13. Please send to P.O. Box 2234, Beaufort, SC 29901. Email zontabeaufort@yahoo.com to request a specific application.

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