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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.

Meeting describes more about Team in Training
• Event: Team in Training Info Meeting
• What: We’ll train you to run or walk a marathon or half marathon or complete a triathlon. Beginners welcomed and encouraged. Plus, you get to raise funds for blood cancer patients and research.  Come to this no obligation info meeting!
• Time and date: Friday, May 11, at 11:45 a.m. (no pre-registration required)
• Location: City Java & News, 301 Carteret Street, Beaufort
• Cost: FREE
• Contact information: Jade Lawson (843)881-8176 or jade.lawson@lls.org
• Website: www.teamintraining.org/sc

Grand re-opening events at new McDonald’s
Friday, May 11:
• Congratulations USMC graduates receive a free extra value meal
• 3-4 p.m.: Performance by Whale Branch Early College High School Marching Band
• 4-6 p.m.: Ronald McDonald appears
Saturday, May 12: First 100 customers at opening will win one free Big Mac per week for one year
Sunday, May 13: Bring in your church program and get $1.00 off any Extra Value Meal
Saturday, May 26:
• Noon- 2 p.m.: Ronald McDonald appears
• Raffle for a free iPad and other gifts from Coca Cola and Dr. Pepper.

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.

Public invited to offshore wind energy forum at TCL
The Technical College of the Lowcountry and the Coastal Conservation League will host an offshore wind energy forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 15 in the MacLean Hall auditorium at the TCL Beaufort campus, 921 Ribaut Road. The event is free and open to the public. Chris Carnevale, the Coastal Climate and Energy Coordinator with the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), will describe the trends and opportunities for offshore wind energy generation in South Carolina and the benefits and barriers to the development of offshore wind energy. His work with SACE focuses on building support for offshore wind energy. Speakers will also include Rick Eckstrom, TCL civil engineering technology instructor, and Hamilton Davis of the Coastal Conservation League, who will describe alternative and clean energy programs of their organizations. For more information, please call 843-522-1800 or visit www.cleanenergy.org.

Lowcountry Chorale presents dessert concert
Lowcountry Chorale presents “Songs from Around the World” at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 18, and at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. This dessert concert will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 157 Lady’s Island Drive, Lady’s Island. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for children. Call 843-521-1017 for ticket information or visit www.lowcountrychorale.com.
Bethesda Christian has Youth Crusade Revival
Youth Crusade Revival at Bethesda Christian Fellowship again welcomes Minister Michael M. Smith on Friday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. The church is located at 32 Martin Luther King Drive, St. Helena Island, SC. For more information, call 843-838-4410 or visit www.welcome2bethesda.org.

Sea Island Quilters celebrate 25 years strong
• The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, May 17, 6 p.m. at Praise Assembly on Paris Island Gateway. Guest speaker will be Connie Davidson, Past President of the National Quilters Association. Her lecture on “Keeping it Warm” will be informative and fun. The guild will celebrate its 25th anniversary and the  public is welcomed to attend. For details, contact Sharon Kimber at 838-2870.
• The Sea Island Quilters will host a workshop featuring Connie Davidson,  Past President of the National Quilters Association on Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m.- noon. “Perfect Bindings Every Time” will be held at the Carteret Street United Methodist Church, 408 Carteret Street, Beaufort. The cost is $30 for guild members and $40 for non-members as space permits. For details, contact Marie Kositzka at 524-1755.

AAUW hosts annual scholarship awards
The Beaufort Branch of American Association of University Women will host its scholarship awards dinner on May 22, 6 p.m. at TCL Beaufort Campus building 22. The scholarship is awarded annually to a mature woman continuing her college education. All current members are encouraged to attend. Interested in joining this dynamic organization that works to protect the rights of women? Call president Dr. Diana Steele by May 18 at 522-2796 to reserve your complementary dinner catered by Debbie Covington.

Beaufort author will hold book signing
Beaufort author Kim Poovey will be signing copies of her book “Truer Words” on Saturday, May 26, from noon to 4 p.m. at McIntosh Books, 917 Bay Street, at the Old Bay Market Place in downtown Beaufort. Kim Poovey is a writer and storyteller living in Beaufort. She is also a psychologist at Laurel Bay Elementary.  “Truer Words” is a novel about Emma Victoria Brown, a young woman born and raised in the Lowcountry during the Victorian era. Call 843-524-1119 for more information.

Rotary holds Memory Links Golf Tournament
The 8th Annual Memory Links Golf Tournament hosted by the Rotary Club of the Lowcountry will tee off at 9 a.m. on June 2 at the Ocean Creek Golf Course, Fripp Island. This years Title sponsor is Summit Place of Beaufort offering 5-star Senior Living. The tournament benefactor is Alzheimer’s Research and Patient Care and The CART Fund (Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust).  The Rotary CART Fund is dedicated to raising funds to provide the “seed” money for cutting edge, high impact research in hopes of finding a cure/prevention for Alzheimer’s disease. Cost of the tournament is $85 per person in advance, and the fee includes: golf, cart, beverages, prizes, goody bag and lunch immediately following the tournament. Tournament format is four-man captain’s choice. Contests include: $20,000 Hole-in-one chance, longest drive, closest to the pin, putting contest before the tournament and team prizes. Call 843-476-9872 for more information about the tournament or to register.

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.

Churches hold joint Vacation Bible Schools
What: The Parish Church of St. Helena Summer will have a joint summer Vacation Bible School program called “Beyond the Gold” held at Praise Assembly, 800 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort.
When: June 18-22, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. daily
Ages: 4-12 year olds
Cost: $50 per child; families with three or more children pay $45 per child
Details: A team of trained Christian coaches, along with volunteers from the Parish Church of St. Helena and other local churches, will provide quality instruction for the children in their chosen sport (flag football, soccer, or cheerleading for 6-12 year olds and a motor skills program for 4-5 year olds). They’ll receive teaching on the Word of God through a daily Bible lesson. Contact Linda Tully at 843-522-1712, ext: 204 or download a registration form at www.sthelenas1712.org.

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