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Sheriff’s Office has golf tourney at Parris Island
Sheriff’s Office Spring golf tournament
The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is holding its Spring 2012 Golf Tournament at the Legends at Parris Island Golf Course on Friday, June 1, to raise money for its annual Appreciation Dinner. The dinner is to thank our deputies, administrative staff and volunteers for their service throughout the year. We would appreciate your support of this worthwhile event in the form of donations of rounds of golf, golf equipment, gift certificates or other items to be given away as prizes. Your company could also sponsor snacks or beverages or by sponsoring a team of four deputies to play in the tournament. To support the Sheriff’s Office or to sponsor the tournament, contact Brian Baird at 255-3405 or brianb@bcgov.net.

Author of ‘The Treasure Train’ to sign books
Rob Young, author of “The Treasure Train,” will be signing copies of his book on Saturday, June 2 from 12-3 p.m. at McIntosh Book Shoppe in the Old Bay Market Place at 917 Bay Street. Mr. Young is a former mayor of Augusta, Ga., and an award-winning documentary writer and producer. “The Treasure Train” is a “riveting account of love, loss and redemption in the closing days of the Civil War.” For more information, call 524-1119.

Fellowship Concert Choir has spring show
Event: Fellowship Concert Choir (FCC) Annual Spring Concert
Description: Fellowship Concert Choir (FCC) will present its Spring Concert with familiar spirituals and gospel songs.
Time and date: 6 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Union Baptist Church, Port Royal.
Price: Free to the Public
Contact information: (843) 812-6111.

Christopher Paul releases new album
Christopher Paul, local entertainer and recording artist, releases a new album at a free concert on June 2 at 7 p.m. called “Beyond This Place.” On Saturday, June 2, from 7-9 p.m. at Seaside Vineyard, Christopher Paul’s CD release party will feature free hors d’oeuvres and a performance by the entertainer.  Seaside Vineyard Fellowship is located at 100 Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island.  Space is limited and reservations must be made at www.cpaul.com.

Dancers present ‘Alice in Wonderland’
The Low Country Studio of Performing Arts (LCSOPA) presents “Alice in Wonderland” Saturday, June 2,  at 1 p.m. at the Arts Center at Beaufort High School. For tickets, go to www.ticketriver.com.

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).  Cost of the tournament is $85 per person in advance, and the fee includes: golf, cart, beverages, prizes, goody bag and lunch. 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.

Literacy Volunteers is seeking adult tutors
Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry is seeking volunteers interested in becoming adult literacy tutors. An evening information session will be held on Tuesday, June 5 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Beaufort Learning Center located in the SC Works building, 164 Castle Rock Road, just off S.C. 170.   To reserve your space, please call 843-525-6658.
After the information sessions, training will be scheduled. For more information, please call 815-6616 or visit the LVL web site at www.lowcountryliteracy.org.

Learn more about Parkinson’s Disease
More than one million Americans suffer from Parkinson’s Disease, a progressive neurological disease. We invite you to learn more about Parkinson’s at a support group meeting on Thursday, June 7, at 1:30 p.m. at Helena House in Port Royal. The featured speaker will be Adrienne O’Neill, the South Carolina State Director of the Parkinson’s Action Network. The Beaufort Parkinson’s Support Group meetings are always held on the first Thursday of the month at Helena House. They are free and open to the public. For information or to arrange transportation, contact Rose Ewing or Eric Fennell at Helena House at (843) 982-0233.

Fitness fundraiser helps children’s hospital
CrossFit Beaufort, a fitness facility in Beaufort, will be hosting a fundraiser to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The event will take place on Saturday, June 9, at 9 a.m. in the CrossFit Beaufort facility at 1000 Hamar St. Suite 3, across from Greene Street Gym. At this event athletes will donate $35 to complete our scheduled workout of the day. All of our workouts are able to be modified so we welcome anyone, from beginner to elite athlete. So, come on out wheather it’s to participate, make a donation, and/or come as a spectator. Our athletes love to hear lots of encouragement. CrossFit Beaufort will be donating 100% of all proceeds raised at this event to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. If you are unable to attend, but would still like to make a donation or sponsor one of our athletes, you may do so by visiting www.crossfitbeaufort.com and select the link CrossFit For Hope.

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.

Naturalist Bouknight speaks to photo club
Naturalist and photographer Marvin Bouknight will speak at the Photography Club of Beaufort on June 11. Using his outstanding images and knowledge of our environment, Marvin will inspire photographers how to become part of nature as they try to capture the flora and fauna of the  Lowcountry through their lenses. Currently the naturalist at Oldfield and with a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Management from Clemson, Marvin has worked in this field for more than 20 years. His company, Nature Nook LLC provides wildlife management and interpretive consultation, stock photography, seminars, workshops and training.  He is the author of “South Carolina Lowcountry…Naturally”, a photographic and interpretive tour though the beauty and diversity of our area.   Teaming up with award winning photographer, Eric Horan, they offer photo “safaris” to locations around South Carolina, Florida and Texas The Photography Club meets at 7 p.m. at ArtWorks, on Boundary Street. Marvin will be available for a book signing a half hour prior to the meeting.  The public is invited to attend. Free admission. For more information, contact Rebecca Bass, president, rwbass@embarqmail.com.

Summer art programs offered at ARTworks
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.
• Clay on Thursdays at ARTworks with Trevor Foster. Learn basic techniques or refine your skills and explore new techniques. June 14-July 26: handbuilding 10 a.m.-noon, and wheelthrown from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m., or 6 to 8 p.m. Glazes and firing are included: $125 plus $25 per 25 pounds of clay. Meet the artist-instructor on Friday, June 8, 5-7 p.m. in the gallery at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center. To register: thealligatorhunter@hotmail.com, or call 803-707-5961.
• Learn to create fused glass with Greg Rawls: Thursday June 14, 6 to 9 p.m., $75. You will learn how to cut glass and assemble it into an artistic pattern that will be fused into an 8” square sushi dish that you can take home and use. We will discuss different types of glass, safety, the science of glass fusing and the amazing potential of fused glass. Contact greg.rawls@hargray.com or go to www.artworksinbeaufort.org for more information. ARTworks is at 2127 Boundary Street in Beaufort.

Fraternity celebrates 30 years with speaker
Event: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.-Xi Gamma Lambda Chapter Charter Day Service
Description: The Xi Gamma Lambda Chapter of Beaufort will celebrate 30 years with Charter Day Speaker Brother William S. Spears from Pamplico, SC. He was initiated into Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. in 1988. He graduated from USC in 1991 with a BS degree in Business Administration. He earned his MBA in 2002 from Francis Marion University and is currently an Oracle Systems Manager for Sonoco in Hartsville. Brother Spears currently serves the South Carolina District of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. as Deputy District Director and he is a Board Member for South Carolina’s Alpha Phi Alpha Foundation.
Time and date: 4 p.m., Sunday, June 10, Union Baptist Church, 1708 Old Shell Road , Port Royal. Free and open to the public.
Contact information:  843-812-6111.