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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.

Fundraiser supports Alpha Kappa Alpha
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Nu Delta Omega Chapter invite family  and friends to a fundraiser to support their Heifer Global Poverty Initiative. Heifer International  works to end world hunger by providing livestock, seeds and training to struggling families and communities worldwide. Dinner at Gilligan’s at 2601 Boundary Street on Friday, June 8 will begin at 6 p.m. The restaurant will donate a portion of the nights proceeds to the project. Contact Lottie Miles for details at 522-9655.

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 whether 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.

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 an Oracle Systems Manager for Sonoco in Hartsville. Brother Spears 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, open to the public.
Contact information:  843-812-6111.

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. He is the author of “South Carolina Lowcountry…Naturally”, a photographic and interpretive tour though the beauty and diversity of our area. The Photography Club meets at 7 p.m. at ArtWorks, on Boundary Street. Marvin will be signing book signings a half hour before the meeting.  The public is invited. Free. For more information, contact Rebecca Bass, president, rwbass@embarqmail.com.

Beaufort ProWriters presents Tim Johnston
Beaufort ProWriters is honored to present Tim Johnston of Short Story America (www.shortstoryamerica.com) at its next meeting, Tuesday, June 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tim will conduct the meeting, during which he will speak about the short story genre; about Short Story America (SSA), which has become a terrific local resource for writers; and about the SSA Festival in Beaufort on September 21-23. The Beaufort ProWriters meeting will be held at the SSA office, in Suite 204 on the second floor above Pizza Inn in Beaufort Town Center at 2121 Boundary St. Contact Tim at 843-524-7800 or tim@shortstoryamerica.com ahead of time with any questions.

Sportfishing and diving club to hold meeting
The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club June meeting will be held Thursday, June 14 at a new location. Butler Marine, located on Sea Island Parkway, will be hosting the monthly meeting. The social will begin at 6 p.m. and the meeting begins shortly thereafter. We will have local fishing reports by members and guests. Chris Butler and his staff will present some of the newest equipment for various boats and motors. A preview of side sonar will also be included, which is relatively new to the boating industry in this area. Guests are invited and encouraged to attend and do not need a reservation. For additional information call Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2020.

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.

Democratic Women of Beaufort hold meeting
Judge Carmen T. Mullen, Chief Administrative Judge of the South Carolina 14th Judicial Circuit, will address the June meeting of the Democratic Women of Beaufort at 7 p.m., June 19, at Gilligan’s Restaurant on Boundary Street. Judge Mullen’s address will cover judicial elections, the court system in Beaufort County, the three branches of government, and the effect of South Carolina’s population growth on the judicial system.  She will also share her story of rising in a profession largely dominated by men.  The public is invited to the meeting and to the optional dinner beginning at 6 p.m.  Further information available at 843-522-9948.

Community Bible Church hosts VBS
Community Bible Church, 638 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort, is hosting its annual vacation Bible school, June 19-22.  This year’s theme is “IncrediWorld Amazement Park.” The VBS program was created by Answers in Genesis. It features an amusement park motif intended to show boys and girls ages 4 through 6th grade the amazing God-created universe around us. Through the use of games, crafts, skits, singing and other activities, kids will learn while experience a galaxy of fun. The daily fun begins at 9 a.m. and parents can pick up their kids at Noon. Friday, June 22 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. the whole family can participate in an evening of fun-filled activities on the church grounds. There will be inflatable jumpers, water slides, games, a free hot dog dinner and much, much more. The week of VBS is $5 per person or $15 maximum per family, but fees will be waived by request. More information is available at 843-525-0089 or online at cbcofbeaufort.org.

Introduction to 1940 Census workshop at library
Our 2012 Beaufort District Collection program schedule relating to the history, culture, and environment of Beaufort District continues. On Friday, June 22, Grace Morris Cordial, Beaufort District Collection Manager, will lead participants through a family history exercise using the newly released 1940 U. S. Federal Census. The workshop will held 10 a.m. – Noon. Basic computer skills are needed. Seating is limited. You must register in person at the BDC Research Room Reference desk or call 843-255-6468 to reserve a seat. The program is free and open for anyone aged 12 years and over. For more information, please visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.  To contact the special collections and archives, call 255-6446.

Dataw Island Club has USTA tennis tournament
Beaufort Summer Splash at Dataw Island Club, the fun annual USTA-sanctioned tennis tournament (18 and up) will take place June 22,23,24 on Dataw’s courts. Pool and pub use, players’ awards, goodies, Saturday lunch and more. Deadline for registration June 16 midnight, online only at http://tennislink.usta.com. ID#704110612. For more information, email catmcgill@embarqmail.com.

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