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Faith Memorial Baptist celebrates 57 years
Guest churches and speakers nightly at 7:30 p.m. are: 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.

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.

Oldfield Club to host Business After Hours
Oldfield Club will host the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Business After Hours on Thursday, April 12 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Oldfield Club is located at 136 Oldfield Way in Okatie. This month’s Business After Hours will feature an intercambio, or cultural exchange, as part of our Hispanic business outreach partnership with La Isla Magazine.  Additionally, Oldfield is preparing a menu for the event that will span the many different segments of Hispanic culture represented in Beaufort County.
The event is open to chamber members for $10 and all others for $20. Please RSVP to Renee Faucher at (843) 525-8537, via email at renee@beaufortsc.org or online at http://beaufortchamber.chambermaster.com/Events/details/april-business-after-hours-oldfield-club.

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. To make reservations, email or call Karen Whitehead at 838-7627 or mommakaren@islc.net.

Women of Shell Point Baptist have conference
The women of SPBC are having their 2012 Spring Women’s Conference on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21. The theme for the weekend is “Running Unhindered.” Topics of discussion are: Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, Throwing off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles us, and Running with perseverance the race marked out for us.” Music, snacks and lunch are provided. Tickets are $20. For more information, call 843-575-2200.

What are the Sea Island Quilters doing?
• The SIQ will have a workshop open to the public by Fiber Artist Jeanne Flanagan on Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will learn fabric dying, fabric folding techniques and go home with 5 yards of fabric with their very own chosen colors. The cost is $60. For details, contact Trudy Flanagan at 843-838-7166.
• The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, April 19, at 6 p.m. at Praise Academy, 800 Paris Island Gateway. Barbara James, Fabric Artist, will discuss how to “Add mystery and depth to quilts through use of hand dyed and printed fabrics.” For details, call Sharon Kimber at 838-2870.

Classic car show will be at Soft Shell Crab Fest
The Classic Car and Truck Club of Beaufort will host a show to coincide with the Soft Shell Crab Festival on Paris Avenue in Port Royal on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cars and trucks will be judged by the participants and the public, with trophies given to the owners of the top 25 cars for Best Ford, Best Chevy, Best Mopar, and Best of the Rest and Best in Show. Awards are due to be given at 2:30. Cost is $20 to register a vehicle. Details at www.classicsofbeaufort.com.

Annual service held at Old Sheldon Church
The Parish Church of St. Helena will celebrate Old Sheldon Sunday, April 22, at 12:30 p.m. This annual event will be held at the Sheldon church ruins in Yemassee. The Rev. Canon Jim Lewis will be the guest preacher. A picnic lunch on the grounds of the ruins will follow the service. Call the church at (843) 522-1712 with questions.

Lecture looks at Atlantic Coast shorebirds
A special LCMNA Lecture about the Hemispheric Conservation of Atlantic Coast Shorebirds will be held Friday, April 27 at TCL, 921 Ribaut Building 12, Beaufort. Social at 5:30 p.m., lecture at 6:30 p.m. Open to the public. The ecosystems of the world are linked by birds, and nowhere is that more apparent than the Atlantic Coast, where some shorebirds nest and rear their young, while huge flocks of other species pause to refuel on their long treks to their breeding grounds in the Arctic.  Stephen Brown, Ph. D., Director of Shorebird Science at the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, will discuss the research and conservation work conducted at Manomet, focusing on this imperiled group of birds that depend on coastal habitats like those of South Carolina to survive.

Black chamber to hold free cancer screenings
The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce and the American Cancer Association announces free cancer screenings, mammograms and pap smears.  Women between the ages of 47- 64 years old and are without insurance (no Medicaid or Medicare) might be able to take advantage of this program if they meet the income qualifications.  Anyone who qualifies must take advantage of this opportunity before June.  Interested, call 800-227-2345 or 843-812-4374.

Lowcountry Patriots host NRA banquet
Join the Lowcountry Patriots as they host a special benefit for the nonprofit NRA Foundation, Saturday, April 28 at Beaufort’s Quality Inn. Live and silent auctions plus games and door prizes. Come away with fine firearms and shooting gear. Enjoy an evening of fun, friends and barbecue by chef Bob Brower. Proceeds support youth shooting sports, firearms education, JROTC, women’s safety classes, wildlife conservation and shooting range development. Doors open 5:30 p.m.  Details: 843-263-3671/ skip82965@hotmail.com  Tickets $30 (age 16 and under $15), available at Port Royal Gun & Pawn or online at www.friendsofnra.org.

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