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Lowcountry Chorale presents dessert concert
The Low Country Chorale will perform Songs From Around The World at Saint John’s Lutheran Church at 157 Lady’s Island Drive, Lady’s Island. This is the Chorale’s Spring Dessert Concert. Performances will be held Friday evening, May 18 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 19 at 3 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $7 for children under 12. Please call 843-384-0824 for tickets. The Low Country Chorale is comprised of local area residents who love music and singing. The chorale is composed of Sopranos, Altos, Tenors and Bass/Baritones with varied backgrounds in vocal performing. The group is directed by Cliff Kozier and accompanied on the piano by Gloria Bockelman.

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 Church 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.

St. Helena church holds choir festival
The Choir Festival with Brian Jones will feature the choirs of St. Helena’s along with members of choirs from Bluffton and Charlotte, N.C. The four-day festival culminates with the performance Saturday, May 19, 7 p.m., at the Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church Street, Beaufort. The concert is free and open to the public. Brian Jones is emeritus director of music and organist at Trinity Church, Copley Square, Boston.

Natalie Daise becomes Harriet Tubman
Natalie’s Daise’s original play, “Becoming Harriet Tubman” has been selected by the Piccolo Spoleto Festival of Charleston to run during the internationally-recognized festival. But first, she is giving one night to her home town, Saturday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 per person, $12 for students (13+), $7 for children (12 and under) and $12 for groups of 10 or more, available online at www.artworksinbeaufort.org and 379-2787.
“Becoming Harriet Tubman” is a one-woman show that tells how one little girl became a historic icon. Through narrative, music, and five characters based on real people, this 60-minute play compellingly portrays the legend of the former slave-turned-abolitionist Harriet Tubman. She was a Union spy, the conductor of the Underground Railroad, and fought in the Lowcountry during the Civil War. This play provides insight, entertainment and education for audiences of all ages.

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.
Session helps identify, manage household pests
The Clemson Cooperative Extension Services will host two sessions on “Identifying and Managing Household Pests.” The sessions will be held on Wednesday, May 30, at the Beaufort County Library, 311 Scott Street, beginning at 10 a.m., and at the Hilton Head County Library, 11 Beach City Road, at 3 p.m. The focus of the presentation will include bedbugs, termites, ants, fungal gnats, carpet beetles, and etc. Doctor Eric Benson, Clemson University Cooperative Extension Entomologist, will share his expertise on the emerging bedbugs, and the Formosan and Subterranean termites. Please call the Beaufort Cooperative Extension Office at 843- 255-6060, extension 114 to register.

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 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.
When: June 18-22, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
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. 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.

Volunteers needed for SCORE organization
The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) needs new volunteers in the Beaufort area. The organization provides mentoring for small businesses, nonprofits, and anyone considering starting a business or nonprofit. SCORE mentors assist in developing a business philosophy, identifying the market, preparing financials, and business plans for obtaining loans. SCORE services are free and confidential. Nationally, SCORE has 13,000 mentors and is a partner of the Small Business Administration. In Beaufort County there are offices in Beaufort, Bluffton and Hilton Head with 40 members offering assistance. The Beaufort office will soon celebrate its 10th anniversary and it is located at South Carolina Bank & Trust on Boundary Street. Retired business people who would like to stay active and help local businesses or individuals contemplating business should contact either Paul Fuetterer at 524-7866 or Jim Bequette at 521-0931 to learn more.

Summer art programs offered for children
ARTworks presents two summer art programs for children.
• Three weeks of Summer Art Blast with CJ Norwood, June 25-July 20. Children ages 6-14 will experience the beauty and techniques of: Acrylic paint and collage; art journaling and bookmaking; and drawing from nature. Space is limited, so sign up by calling 843-379-2787 or email cjane8163@yahoo.com. $110 per one week session, limited 50% scholarships available.
• Four weeks of Theater Summer Camp with Heather Denardo, June 11- July 13. Children ages 6-16 can experience the drama of performance skills, Lowcountry tails, theatrical design, and puppets. Call 843-379-2787 or e-mail heather.denardo@yahoo.com to sign your child up today. $110 per one week session, limited 50% scholarships available. ARTworks is located in Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary Street, www.artworksinbeaufort.org.