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Grand opening for new Dockside restaurant
Come celebrate the Grand Opening of Dockside’s second location Thursday, March 1. Opening at 4:30 p.m. at 71 Sea Island Parkway next to Lady’s Island Marina.

Beaufort High theater presents ‘Hairspray’
Welcome to the 60’s! BHS Theater program will present “Hairspray” on March 1-3 and 8-10 at 7 p.m. at The Arts Center at Beaufort High School.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and those with active military ID.  Group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Call 322-2152 for more information.

Local All Pro Dad Day Chapter to meet
Fathers and students will gather for breakfast, family fun, and a little encouragement at next month’s All Pro Dad’s Day on Friday, March 2, at 7 a.m. in the Coosa Elementary School Gym.  This month’s meeting topic is “Being Detailed Oriented” where you’ll learn practical methods for being a better dad and enjoy some quality time with your kids. There is no charge for this event, but you must RSVP to www.allprodad.com/dd/2508 as space is limited and a head count in needed for breakfast, complements of Chick-fil-A.  For more information, please contact Mike Mashke, Team Captain at 843.525.5154.

Black Chamber to hold networking event
The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will have its First Friday Networking Event on March 2 at Whale Branch Elementary School located at 15 Stuart Point Road, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  James J Davis Early Learning Center and Whale Branch Elementary Young Artist Showcase for 2012 will feature artwork from students in grades K-4.  This showcase is presented in recognition of Youth Art Month. Housing counselors will be in attendance to discuss the South Carolina Mortgage Help program that is designed to help homeowners who may be facing foreclosure. Drawings, prizes and refreshments. Details call 986-1102.

Daughters of American Revolution to meet
The Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold their next Meeting on March 8 at Beaufort County Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, in the first floor meeting room beginning at 2 p.m. The guest speaker will be Grace Cordial, Historical Resources Coordinator for the library. This will be proceeded by the business meeting and the afternoon will end with refreshments and the opportunity to meet with our speaker. For more information please call Regent Nancy Crowther at 521-0134.

St. Helena presents Charleston orchestra
As part of the continuing celebration of its Tricentennial year, the Parish Church of St. Helena will host a concert by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, March 10 beginning at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary at St. Helena’s.
According to Pat Gould, Music director and organist for St. Helena’s, and the Standing Committee Chairperson for the Tricentennial’s overall special music program, the symphony will play an exciting program featuring music from those three centuries. “The orchestra will play works of Handel, Holst and Mozart, as well as Elizabethan Consort Music for brass and timpani,” Gould said.
Because of generous donations from parishioners and the community, the church is pleased to offer the concert at only $10 per ticket for adults, and Free to students 18 and under. Reserved sponsorship seating is available but other seats are on a first come basis.
Gould said she is overjoyed that the church is able to provide an orchestra of this caliber to the community, and to expose symphonic music to families who might not otherwise be able to hear an orchestra, and to that end, the church is providing a nursery, also at no charge.
Those wanting to take advantage of the nursery must make reservations.
The Parish Church of St. Helena is located at 505 Church Street, Beaufort.  For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the church office at 843-522-1712 or visit www.sthelenas1712.org.  For information on sponsorship packages, contact janspringle@earthlink.net.

Square dance club celebrates anniversary
The Square Dance Club in Beaufort, the Beaufort Squares, dances the first and third Saturdays of each month.  On Saturday, March 3 the club will celebrate its 49th anniversary at the Pinewood Fire Station in the training room. For those people who may be interested in learning to Square dance, get in touch with Joann Bright at 525-1756.

Spend an evening with state elected officials
Spend an evening with State Senator Tom Davis, R-Beaufort, and special guest Congressman Tim Scott on Friday, March 16. For host and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Desiree Watson at Desiree@MaceGroupLLC.com or 803-348-5416.

Bay Street Outfitters holds fly fishing classes
One day fly casting classes will be held Saturdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 24 and May 12. Fly tying classes will be on the third Thursday each month at 6 p.m. Please call for details and to reserve your spot. Bay Street Outfitters is located at 815 Historic Bay St. For more information, call 524-5250 or visit www.baystreetoutfitters.com.

A call for artists for Artist Showcase 2012
The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce announces the Artist Showcase 2012 scheduled for May 25-26 in historic downtown Beaufort. Artists must submit their application by April 1 to secure exhibit space which is limited to 20.
The 10th annual event is open to local and visiting exhibitors presenting original and print work in a range of media to include paintings, folk art, basket weaving and mixed media.
The Artist Showcase will be open at Sea Island Best Western, 1015 Bay Street, Beaufort, on May 25 from Noon until 8 p.m. A free reception from 5 until 7 p.m. will feature popular recording artist Mahoganee. The show will be open May 26 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Artists may obtain an application at the chamber office or via emailed request to BeaufortBlack@gmail.com. More online at http://bcbcc.org.

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.

Low-cost vaccine, clinic will be held for pets
Palmetto Veterinary Hospital and Beaufort Dog will provide a low cost dog and cat vaccine and wellness clinic in Habersham on April 14, 2012 at Beaufort Dog at Habersham from 10 a.m. -2 p.m.  It is in conjunction with the Pet and Kid’s fair. Appointments strongly recommended. Please call 812-5394 to reserve a spot.

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.

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.

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