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YMCA community wide prayer breakfast
Beaufort County residents are invited to attend the 4th Annual Community-Wide Prayer Breakfast sponsored by the Wardle Family YMCA and graciously catered by Lorrie Stroud Catering.  This free event will be held at 7 a.m. on Thursday, May 3 at the YMCA. The special guest speaker this year will be Carl Martin. Carl is a Clemson University graduate dedicated to his service to the Lord.  Moreover, Carl is the Lead Planter of a regional approach to church planting called “Arms around the Triangle” which will, by the grace of God, multiply churches in our region, our state and around the globe. YMCA membership is NOT a pre-requisite to attend this event — all Beaufort County residents are welcome. This event is by reservation only. To reserve your seat today or for more information, call the YMCA at 522-9622.

Beaufort Symphony Orchestra has concert
The Beaufort Symphony Orchestra will present its annual pops concert on Thursday, May 3, at 8 p.m. in the USCB auditorium and again on Sunday, May 6, at 3 p.m.  The featured soloist will be classical guitarist Daniel Salazar, who will be performing the “Concerto in D” by M. Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and the always popular “Malaguena”, by E. Lecuona.  Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Salazar was selected as a United States Artistic Ambassador, performing in eastern Europe and Russia. Other selections include Rossini’s “William Tell Overture,” Tschaikowski’s “Capriccio Italien” and Morton Gould’s “American Symphonette Number Four (Latin-American)”. New orchestrations of “South of the Border” and “Spanish Eyes” will be performed, as well as highlights from the musical “Evita”.
Ticket information is available from the USCB ticket office.

Black Chamber of Commerce has event
The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce (BCBCC) will have its First Friday Networking Event from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Roastfish & Cornbread located at 70 Marshland Road on Hilton Head Island.  There will be drawings, prizes, and refreshments.  Open to the public.  The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information call 843-986-1102.

Spring Concert Series continues at St. Helena
Concert organist Jonathan Dimmock performs on Friday, May 4 at 7 p.m. at The Parish Church of St. Helena (Episcopal), 505 Church Street in Beaufort, SC. The concert is free and open to the public and is part of the church’s celebration of their Tricentennial (1712 – 2012).
Dimmock is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory, Yale School of Music, and Yale Divinity School and has held musical posts at Westminster Abbey (organ scholar), the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City, and St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Minneapolis. He currently resides in San Francisco where he is the Director for Music Ministries at St. Ignatius Church, the organist at Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church, the organist at Temple Sherith Israel (S.F.), and the organist to the San Francisco Symphony.  Dimmock has an active career as an organ soloist, nationally and internationally, having made numerous solo tours on five continents. He has recorded more than 30 CDs. His recording of the Bach Clavierubung III won a Grammy award in three categories. With the San Francisco Symphony he participated in the Grammy award-winning CD recording of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony (Classical Album of the year for 2009).
For more information, contact Pat Gould, the music director at the church, at patgould@islc.net or 843-522-1712 or visit www.sthelenas1712.org.

Croquet tourney raises money for AMIkids
The Saturday, May 5 golf croquet tournament will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Brays Island off U.S. 17 in Sheldon, about 15 miles west of Beaufort. A “Captain’s Party” for all participants will be held Friday, May 4, 5:30 p.m. at the historic Marshlands home of Brantley Harvey Jr. in Beaufort’s National Historic Landmark District.
Teams of four- to eight-people are encouraged to enter, and period costumes are one of the hallmarks of the annual tournament. For more information, to offer silent auction items or to sign up a croquet team, call Dr. Mike Harris at 843-524-1762. Entry fees are $400 per team and are tax deductible.

‘80th Reunion’ a comedy will be at ARTworks
“80th Reunion: A comedy by Jim Herring — A Staged Reading” will be in the black box theater at ARTworks. “80th Reunion” is a parody of retirement living and the medical profession. The playwright, Jim Herring, is a retired resident of Beaufort, and describes the play as “goofy and risque. It brings together all storts of things that wouldn’t usually be put together — the definition of humor is the juxtaposition of things that don’t belong together. There are scenes in a medical university, a love story because you need to break up humor a little bit, a bit of foolishness about activity buses.” And much more. The Summerville Players are coming to Beaufort to perform this piece one night only on Sunday, May 6 at 3 p.m. All seats are $12. For more information, contact www.ArtWorksInBeaufort.org or 379-2787, and in person at 2127 Boundary Street, in Beaufort Town Center.

Sea Island Fly Fishers club has meeting
Wading for Redfish, this is the season.  The May 9 program for the Sea Island Fly Fishers will feature John Holbrook, the club’s Vice President. John is the club expert on wading and will share his expertise on what is considered “a gate-way drug” to saltwater fly fishing.  Tailing redfish are already being caught and the fiddler crabs have made an early appearance.  The public is invited to join us at Bay Street Outfitters in Beaufort, 6 p.m. for a social hour and program at 7 p.m. A fly tying demo will be conducted during the social hour and free refreshments are offered.  For more information on the club visit www.flyfishingbeaufort.com, or call Jack Baggette at 522-8911.

Seminar for candidates for public office
The Beaufort County Board of Elections and Registration will hold a seminar for candidates for public office.  The seminar will be held on Wednesday, May 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 15 John Galt Road in Beaufort. For further information, go to www.bcgov.net/vote, or contact the office of the Board of Elections and Registration at (843) 255-6900.

Sportfishing and diving club to hold meeting
The May meeting for the Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club will be held Thursday, May 10 at the Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club located on Lady’s Island, off Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. This month’s program will consist of presentations from two well-known local captains who are very involved with the SKA (Kingfish) circuit. Captain Scott Jennings and Captain Don May will give presentations on kingfishing from the Port Royal Sound to hard bottom offshore. They will discuss rods and reels, preferred lines, drag, various hook set ups, and baits of choice. As an additional topic, they will discuss kite fishing for King Mackerel. You do not need to be a member, all guests are welcome. For more information, call Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2020.

Lowcountry Autism Foundation Spring Fling
Lowcountry Autism Foundation’s Fifth Annual Spring Fling is under way and event organizers are in need of additional items for the live auction. All of the proceeds provide direct support and evaluation services to the many families affected by autism in the Lowcountry. The Spring Fling will take place at 6 p.m. May 12 at the Port Royal Clubhouse on Hilton Head Island. The evening is semi-formal/cocktail attire and will include live entertainment, dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Tickets are $75 per person. LAF is a local, volunteer based, non-profit corporation dedicated to supporting individuals and families living with autism in Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, and Colleton Counties and the surrounding areas. To donate items to the silent auction, call 843-342-9000. For more information about the event or for tickets, please contact event co-chairs Janet Williams, Bina Patel,  or Meredith DiMuzio at 843-342-9000.

Sons of Confederate Veterans hold meeting
Beaufort County’s Gen. Richard H. Anderson Camp #47 Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, May 7. Meetings are held in the Harmony Masonic Lodge located at 2710 Depot Road in Beaufort, starting at 7 p.m. There will a general business meeting and a discussion on upcoming Confederate Memorial Day on May 10. Meetings are open to the public and guests, ladies are welcome to attend as well. Those interested in learning more about the SCV are encouraged to attend or review the Camp’s web site scvcamp47beaufortsc.com.  Please contact Commander Jim Thomas with any questions at 843-592-2299.

Golf tournament to benefit USC athletes
Beaufort County Gamecock Classic Golf Tournament, sponsored by DuPriest Construction Co., will be held on Saturday, June 9, at 9 a.m. at the Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island.  Proceeds will benefit USC Scholarship Athletes. This is a four person scramble, Captain’s Choice format. Entry fee of $100 per player includes a green fee & golf cart, gift bag, awards lunch, beverages (on course), and hole contests and prizes. If you would like to play or get a team together, please call Linda McCarty at 843-521-1445 or send to Beaufort County Gamecock Club, 2 Carolina Lane, Beaufort, SC 29907.

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.