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St. Peter Church to have clothing sale
St. Peter Catholic Church in Beaufort will be holding its first Newly New Clothing Sale on July 28-30. Hours will be 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.

Chamber celebrates credit union opening
The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce is assisting Marine Federal Credit Union with a grand opening celebration on Thursday, July 28 at 9 a.m. at their new location at 819 Parris Island
Gateway in Beaufort. Refreshments from Palm & Moon Bagel Co. will be provided.
The chamber is proud to welcome Marine Federal Credit Union to the Beaufort area, and celebrates their commitment to the region as one of the Chamber’s Patron Partners. For more information, contact Amy Kaylor at 843-525-8524 or amy@beaufortsc.org.

Attend training clinic for LoCo Motion event
A free training clinic will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, to help prepare participants for the LoCo Motion walking and running event, a breast cancer fundraiser taking place this fall in the Lowcountry. Health and fitness experts will be presenting the free one-hour clinic on hydration, nutrition and footwear at the Keyserling Cancer Center in Beaufort. More than 2,000 people are expected to participate in the Sept. 30-Oct. 2 LoCo Motion event, trekking 10 miles a day through Old Town Bluffton and the beaches of Hilton Head Island. Training sessions are being offered twice a week to help participants prepare for the challenge.
• Beaufort Memorial Hospital’s LifeFit Wellness Center is leading training walks and runs at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 7:30 a.m. Saturdays.
Registration for LoCo Motion is not necessary to participate in any of the free sessions. Proceeds from LoCo Motion will benefit several regional cancer organizations. For more information, visit www.dothelocomotion.org or call 843-868-1888.

Live band to play at The Foolish Frog
The Foolish Frog has booked the Mobros for Saturday, July 30. Based in Columbia, SC, this is becoming quite a phenomenon with their country blues and roots sound. The Foolish Frog is on St. Helena Island.

Church invites public to family & friends day
The Beaufort Church of Christ welcomes you to “Where All the Doors Swing Loose on Welcome Hinges to You and to Yours!”
for Family and Friends Day: Focusing on Our Faith * Our Family * Our Friends * Our Fellowship * Our Future. And we will have fun! Come hear a positive message of “Education, Inspiration and Motivation!”
presented by Jonas Gadson, Minister, on
Sunday July 31. Morning Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. and Afternoon Worship Service at 2:30 p.m. will be held at the Beaufort Church of Christ, 170 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort, down the street from the Golden Corral Restaurant. For more information, call (843) 524-4281 or jg@jonasbonus.com.

Sons of Confederate Veterans to meet
Beaufort County’s Gen. Richard H. Anderson Camp #47 Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, August 1.  Meetings are held in the Harmony Masonic Lodge located at 2710 Depot Road in Beaufort, starting promptly at 7 p.m.  Guest speaker will be Ben Bunting, Cmdr. of the H. L. Hunley SCV Camp in Summerville, SC, his subject will be “The True Citizen Soldier.” Those interested in learning more about the SCV are encouraged to attend or review the camp’s web site scvcamp47beaufortsc.com.  Please contact Commander Paul Griffin with any questions you may have 843-524-8792.

Apply by Monday for farm bill programs
State Conservationist Ann English announced that Monday, August 1, is the deadline to apply for priority assistance from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for two of its Farm Bill programs. The service provides financial and technical assistance to help South Carolina landowners address natural resource concerns, promote environmental quality, and protect wildlife habitat on property they own or control. The cost-share funds are available to eligible applicants through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program and the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program. Visit www.sc.nrcs.usda.gov for more information, including eligibility requirements, or call or visit your NRCS office at 7554 W. Main St Room 218 in Ridgeland or call 843-726-8148, ext 3.

Kazoos on Vacation with Rick Hubbard
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! Tuesday, August 2, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m., adults $10, kids $5. Info and reservations 843-379-2787, www.ArtWorksInBeaufort.org.

Group supports victims of domestic violence
Are you being abused? Do you feel like you’re walking on eggshells, have no control over your life, are constantly being monitored, criticized or isolated by your partner?  If you answer, “yes,” you may be a victim of intimate partner violence. Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse (CODA) announces a six-week support group for victims and survivors of domestic violence. The group will meet in Bluffton. Depending on response, the first meeting will be in the early evening of either August 3 or 4. The group process aims to educate and empower women in a safe environment as they learn from each other and CODA facilitators. Discussions will emanate from Fisher/McGrane’s course, Journey Beyond Abuse, which encourages women to lead violence-free lives. CODA offers a 24-hour crisis line, emergency shelter, counseling for adults and children, court accompaniment and case management for victims of domestic violence residing in Beaufort, Hampton, Colleton and Jasper counties. All CODA services are free and confidential. To enroll, call 770-1070 and ask to sign up for the “Bluffton Group.”  To learn more about domestic violence, visit www.codalowcountry.org.

Freedom from Smoking session to be held
The next session of Freedom From Smoking classes will begin Tuesday Aug. 2 at 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the third floor classroom of the Medical Office Building next door to Beaufort Memorial Hospital. This is the American Lung Association program developed to help people who want to quit smoking be successful. The classes run over seven weeks and the cost for the program is $60. Registration is recommended as seating is limited, please call 522-5635.

Main Street Beaufort holds planning retreat
The staff and board of directors of Main Street Beaufort, USA would like to invite all downtown merchants, property owners, government officials, and interested residents to their annual board retreat Thursday, August 4  in the Dolphin Room at the Best Western Sea Island Inn on Bay Street from 4:30- 7 p.m. The board  would like to hear input on what stakeholders would like to see from the organization in the 2011-2012 fiscal year. There will be an overview of the National Main Street 4 Point Approach — Organization, Design, Promotion, and Economic Restructuring — and a more in-depth discussion of how Main Street Beaufort should work with each point will follow. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by Monday, August 1 by emailing director@downtownbeaufort.com or calling 525-6644.

Melodic Latte Cafe to open at ARTworks
Melodic Latte Cafe is the perfect place to have an artistic seat and be creative. As its name suggests, it’s rhythmically located inside ARTworks, The Arts Council of Beaufort County. The menu offers gourmet organic coffee with no shortage on great taste, cold coffee at its best, as well as hot chocolate and green tea along with the world’s best coffee “Jamaica Blue Mountain.” The wall of musical history travels from B.B. King, Dizzie Gillespie to Aretha Franklin & L.L. Cool J.  Open Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sat., 12 to 4 p.m. Closed Sunday and Mondays.

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