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Sea Island Quilters hold meeting
The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, March 15 at 6 p.m. at Praise Assembly, 800 Parris Island Gateway. Special guest speaker will be Pat Wys of Silver Thimble Quilt Co., Snellville Ga.  She has been featured in “Quilt maker’s 100 Blocks.” For details, call Sharon Kimber at 838-2870.

Faith Memorial Baptist holds gospel celebration
Faith Memorial Baptist Church Church’s 57th and Pastor Horace Williams, Jr. 28th Pre Anniversary Celebration will be held  March 14-16. Pastor Ben Williams of Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Hilton Head  will be our guest speaker on Wednesday and Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. On  Friday, March 16, at  7:30 p.m we will have a Gospel Concert featuring Bethel Word & Worship Deliverance Temple Choir, Faith Memorial Baptist Church Combined Choir and our Special Guest “The New Sound.” The event is free. For more information, call 843-838-5826 or 843-271-6473.

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.

Expert to speak about Port Royal Sound
Port Royal Sound is not just a beautiful, bountiful body of water that defines a good part of our Lowcountry geography, but an ecological gem, a combination of ocean and expansive salt-marsh unique in North America. Its high tides, salinity and geology combine to make Port Royal Sound a critical wildlife resource — a varied marine habitat extending inland for 10 miles. Fripp Audubon is fortunate to present leading expert on Port Royal Sound, Dr. Chris Marsh. Dr. Marsh is a biology professor, former Executive Director of the Lowcountry Institute and mentor to SC Master Naturalists.  He’ll explain the vital role of Port Royal Sound and the importance of our continued stewardship, Thursday, March 22, 7 p.m. at the Fripp Island Community Centre. Presentation is free; all welcome; free pass at gate for off-islanders. Meet ‘n’ greet at 6 p.m. (please bring a snack to share). Contact Pete Richards, 843-441-2153 or pete.richards@comcast.net and visit www.islc.net/audubon.

Last sessions in series ‘Returning Catholics’
On Thursday mornings, March 22 and 29, the six-week series for “Returning Catholics” ends with two presentations on the “The Mass.” Deacon Michael Beeler will help participants understand the externals of the liturgy on March 22, at 10:30 a.m. in the main sanctuary of St. Peter Church, 70 Lady’s Island Drive.  Dr. R. Thomas Richard will present the interior significance of the Liturgy to everyday life. Dr. Richard’s presentation will take place in the Adult Ed. Room of St. Peter’s Educational wing.  Both presentations begin at 10:30 a.m. and end at noon. Catholics considering a return to the practice of their faith, as well as those Catholics newly returned, and new converts are welcome. For more info contact deborahm@catholic.org or call 575-3742.

Fraternity sponsors annual car wash
The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., XI Gamma Lambda Chapter of Beaufort County will sponsor their annual car wash in support of March for Babies- March of Dimes. Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store, 1900 Boundary Street on Saturday, March 31 from 9 a.m. to noon.

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.

Grace & Glory Uptown is giving away chickens!
Chicks for Chicks Event will be held Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at GRACE & GLORY Uptown,  1029 Boundary Street (next to Talbots). Through World Vision (www.worldvision.org) we are donating chickens to hungry families.  Help us reach our goal!
• Every $100 you spend on March 31st we will give a chicken to a hungry family in Africa.
• We are offering a “Pick a Chick” discount 20-50% off one item;
• Food, Fun and Fabulous Fashions
We’re giving away chickens! Why chickens?
• Fresh eggs raise the levels of protein and other nutrients in a family’s diet;
• The sale of extra eggs and chickens can pay for vital basics like rice, milk and school supplies;
• Families can sell the offspring for extra income or share them with other families in need.

Come hear bluegrass at Pickin by the River
Pickin by the River (venue is bluegrass, oldtime,country and folk) will be held Saturday, April 7, from Noon  to 5:30 p.m. at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Pickers and listeners are welcome. Bring a chair and join us for the day. There are plenty of places to eat on the waterfront or bring a picnic lunch. No alcohol, no drums, no glass bottles, no charge. Stage show and open jams (throughout the park). Beginners to advanced players are welcome. It’s a great time to hone your talent or just to learn. If you have a group that would like to play on stage, please call Pat at 843-379-9084.

Church to hold Spirit Fill Service ‘The Cross’
A Spirit Fill Service will be held at The Foot Of The Cross on Saturday, April 14,  at 6:30 p.m., 168 Martin Luther King Drive, St. Helena Island. For more information, call  Bennie Dudley at 843-838-3909.

Women’s coastal skills weekend clinic
Weekend workshop to expand women’s knowledge of the Lowcountry outdoors! Weekend begins on the afternoon of Friday, April 13 with a Naturalist-guided “Secrets of the Salt Marsh” tour. Twelve educational, hands-on programs will be offered, including a History of the Lighthouse, Birding 101, Cast Netting, Salt Marsh Kayaking, Shell Fishing, Beachcombing, How to Make a Dreamcatcher and more. Meals included, camping accommodations at Hunting Island and a special rate on a hotel in nearby Frogmore available. Event runs from afternoon of Friday, April 13 through afternoon of Sunday, April 15, at Hunting Island State Park, 2555 Sea Island Parkway Hunting Island. The cost is $189 per person, plus cost of accommodations (deadline is April 1, limited to 60 women, 16 and over).
Contact for reservations, more information, and accommodations is Amanda C. Wood, Lowcountry Master Naturalist at 843-838-7437.

Writing classes help improve skills at TCL
• Putting Your Life on the Lines: Memoir Writing: Your life story doesn’t have to have been overly dramatic to write a memoir. In this class, you’ll recount and record those stories you’ve been telling your family, children and grandkids for years. Whether you choose to write about a specific experience or cover a number of years’ worth, you’ll learn the skills necessary to organize and craft a written legacy. By the end of the six weeks, you’ll have a great start on your memoir in hand. Monday evenings, April 16 – May 14, 6-8 p.m., $110 at TCL. (843) 525-8205.
Instructor Katherine Tandy Brown has been a successful freelance writer for 22 years, writing workshop leader for 10.

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 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.

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.