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‘The Vagina Monologues’ at USCB
Performances of “The Vagina Monologues” will take place at the University of South Carolina Beaufort on April 5, 6 and 7. “The Vagina Monologues” is a global activist movement designed to help stop violence against women and girls. The Beaufort performance will be held Friday, April 6 in the Center for the Arts at the Historic Beaufort campus. All performances will start at 8 p.m. Tickets are being reserved in advance and available for purchase on site the day of the event. Tickets prices are $6 for students, $10 for senior citizens, and $15 for general admission. To reserve tickets in advance, please call 843-208-8363.

Come hear bluegrass at Pickin by the River
Pickin by the River (venue is bluegrass, old-time,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.

Faith Memorial Baptist celebrates 57 years
Guest churches and speakers nightly at 7:30 p.m. are: Monday, April 9, Rev. Willie Wilson and Adam Street Baptist Church; Tuesday, April 10, Rev. Leonard Ritter and Ebenezer Baptist church; Wednesday, April 11, Rev. Kenneth Doe and Bethesda Christian Fellowship; Thursday, April 12, Reverend J.W. Williams and Mt. Nebo Baptist Church; Friday, April 13, Rev. Sam T. Spain and Lady’s Island Baptist Church. Services will conclude on Sunday, April 15 at 12:30 p.m. with Rev. Lawrence Miller and Grace Chapel AME Chapel.  At 2:30 p.m., the church will commemorate the “The Life and Legacy” of our late pastor Dr. Horace Williams, Jr. DRE, with Rev. Abraham Murray and Brick Baptist Church as guest. The public has a cordial invitation to attend both services. For more information, call  843-271-6473 or 838-838-5826.

Bay Street Outfitters hosts fly fishing meeting
Wednesday, April 11 is the next meeting of the Sea Island Fly Fishers at 6 p.m. at Bay Street Outfitters in Beaufort.  Following a social hour, the club will recognize the winner of its recent fly-only redfish tournament. Tom Blair won with five fish and received a trophy and $100 gift certificate. The program will be a talk on cobia fishing. The club’s perennial winner of its fly-caught-cobia competition, Paul Burton, will share his secrets on finding and catching these great fighters. The public is invited to attend, especially if interested in fly fishing. Visit www.flyfishingbeaufort.com for more club information or call Jack Baggette at 522-8911.

Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club meets
The Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club April meeting will be held Thursday, April 12 at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located off Meridian Road on Lady’s Island. The social will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m. Well-known local Captain Dan Utley, aka the Fishin’ Coach, will be the guest speaker. Captain Dan is a 30+ year veteran fishing the near shore and inshore waters surrounding Beaufort and Hilton Head Island. His topic will be Cobia, where he will discuss their arrival time at the artificial reefs and Broad River, how and where to anchor, and what to expect when the big one is hooked. Captain Dan will offer his professional opinion on fishing techniques, baits of choice, rigs, rods, and reels. For more information, please call Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2020.

Special tea to be held for DAR state president
The Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold their next meeting on Thursday, April 12 at The Fellowship Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 1208 North Street, Beaufort, beginning at 2 p.m. This will be a tea held with the Emily Geiger Chapter of the DAR from Bluffton honoring special guest Marilyn Altman, State President of the South Carolina DAR. The chapter is very proud to host this tea, providing both chapters’ members a unique opportunity to meet and visit with Mrs. Altman. For more information, please call Regent Nancy Crowther at 521-0134.

Beaufort singing groups to perform at BHS
The Beaufort Harbormasters and the Beaufort Belles will be in concert Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14. Performances of “Walkin’ on the Waterfront” will be held at 7 p.m. (Friday) and 3 p.m. (Saturday) in the Beaufort High School Auditorium.  Tickets are $15 for the evening performance and $12 for the matinee.  Group discounts are available and tickets may be purchased online at www.beaufortharbormasters.org or call 843-368-6544.

Women’s coastal skills clinic at Hunting Island
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 at 843-838-7437.

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.

Library commemorates Titanic 100 anniversary
The Beaufort library will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic with a one-man theatrical presentation by Howard Burnham on Saturday, April 14 at 11 a.m.  The acclaimed one-man show, “Take her to the Sea, Mr. Murdoch,” is a 45-minute fully costumed dramatic monologue in which actor Howard Burnham, in costume as Captain E. J. Smith, will trace the history of transatlantic steam navigation while providing his take on the Titanic’s disastrous demise. There is no charge; space is limited to 75 persons.

Women’s group hosts fashion show luncheon
“Springing into Fashion Do’s” by Belks with the Beaufort Christian Women’s Connection will be held Thursday, April 19, at St. Helena Parish Hall located at 507 Newcastle Street. Doors open at 11:45 and lunch is served at 12:15. Speaker for the day is Martha Cahoon, artist and author, whose topic will be “Painted Hope into Her Life”.  Luncheon and program is $12 and reservations must be in by Friday, April 13 and cancelled no later than Monday, April 16.  To make reservations, email or call Karen Whitehead at 838-7627 or mommakaren@islc.net. All women of the community are welcomed.

Habersham readies for Earth Day celebration
The Habersham community’s Green Committee is sponsoring an art contest, “Up-Cycled Art in Downtown Habersham,” of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional artwork comprised of “junk/trash” or other items that would normally end up in a landfill in conjunction with Earth Day celebration.  This family friendly event is designed to educate the community on options for a greener way of living. There will be fun and educational children’s activities throughout the marketplace.  Meet local farmers and sample their goods while listening to live music by Billy Drysdale. Various “green” groups, organizations and exhibitors will showcase their products and services.