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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.

New complete care nail salon has grand opening
Liberte’ Nails, a new complete care nail salon, located in the Sea Square Center at 2303 Boundary Street, Suite 6, will have its Grand Opening at 10 a.m. Friday, June 15. Benny and Hallie invite all their friends and clients to the event. Salon hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 843-524-8888 for an appointment. Walk-in clients are welcome. A 5% discount will be given to client with a military ID.

Shell Point Baptist holds Men’s Retreat
Shell Point Baptist Church is having a “Courageous” Men’s Retreat June 15 and 16.
Friday: 6 p.m. cookout  and viewing of movie “Courageous”
Saturday: 8:15 a.m. Doughnuts and Coffee, 12 p.m. lunch
Speakers: Bryan Holland, Ted Baker and Brad Wolfe.
Cost: $20 to include dinner and lunch
Location: 871 Parris island Gateway, Beaufort SC 29906.
Details: For information or tickets please call 843-522-8616.

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.

Sea Island Quilters to host speaker at meeting
The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, June 21 at Praise Assembly on Paris Island Gateway at 6 p.m. The guest speaker will be Charlotte Angotti, teacher and lecturer from Conway. Charlotte will also conduct a workshop on Friday, June 22, at the Carteret Street Methodist Church from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For members, the cost is $40, non-members $50. For details contact Nan Brown at 828-989-7477 or scnanbrown@gmail.com.

Intro to 1940 Census workshop at library
The 2012 Beaufort District Collection program schedule relating to the history, culture, and environment of Beaufort County 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 tourney
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.

Penn Center Founder’s Day celebrates 150 years
Penn Center is celebrating 150 years of Education, Leadership and Service at the 150th Anniversary and Founder’s Day Celebration:
• Friday, June 22, 12-3:30 p.m.:  Regional Art Showcase, Fish Fry & Blues with Bill DuPont, Dual Book Signing of “First Dark: A Buffalo Soldiers Story” with author Bob Rogers and illustrator John W. Jones; Penn School Memories Exhibit; purchase 150th anniversary commemorative items; guided tours of the Historic Grounds of Penn Center; and from 4 to 6 p.m., a Community Forum: “Penn Center: Then, Now & Tomorrow.”
• On Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Unveiling of the Sesquicentennial Memorial Marker; Appearance by the 54th Massachusetts Vol. Infantry, Co. “I” Civil War Reenactment Unit; Performances by Community Church Choirs; “Share Your Stories,” filming a documentary of times at Penn School and Penn Center; “Meet and Greet” regional artists; Penn School Memories Exhibit; and from  2 to 4 p.m., the 150th Anniversary and Founder’s Day Banquet Luncheon.
All events will be held at Penn Center National Historic Landmark District located at 16 Penn Center Circle West, St. Helena Island, S.C. 29920. Reservations and prices for banquet luncheon, fish fry and museum entry, call Penn Center, Inc. at 843-838-2432 or vsmalls@penncenter.com  and visit www.penncenter.com

Church of Christ holds Family and Friends Day
The Beaufort Church of Christ welcomes you to Family and Friends Day, “Where All the Doors Swing Loose on Welcome Hinges to You and to Yours!” Focusing on faith, family, friends, fellowship, the future, and fun.  Come hear a positive message of “Education, Inspiration and Motivation” presented by Minister Jonas Gadson, Minister on Sunday, June 24.
• Lord’s Day School for All Ages: 10 a.m.
• Morning Worship Service: 11:15 a.m.
• Afternoon Worship Service: 3:30 p.m.
Held at the Beaufort Church of Christ
170 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort, South Carolina 29906, down the street from the Golden Corral Restaurant and next to Beaufort Liquidation. The public is invited. For more information, call Minister Jonas Gadson at 843-524-4281 or jg@jonasbonus.com.

Veggie Fun World at the St. Helena Parish church
Veggie Fun World 2012 is a Christian summer program for children offered by the Parish Church of St. Helena in downtown Beaufort in June, July, and August. Each program is distinct but related by the classic “Veggie Tales” characters used in crafts, songs, and activities. Session dates are:  June 25-29, July 16-20, and August 13-17 and 27-31. Sessions I, II, and III are for children 18 months through 6 years of age. Each session has a fee of $130 per child which includes all crafts, snacks, and a T-shirt. All children are welcome to come and share in hearing the Good News about Jesus with Veggie friends and neighbors. Contact Roz Dixon at 522-1712, ext. 220, or email her at nursery@islc.net with any questions. You can register and pay online at www.sthelena1712.org.

Horsin’ around at Huspa Equestrian Park
Huspa Equestrian Park is now under new management and is offering a variety of programs and events. Summer horseback riding camps are available to children of all ages and riding levels.  Camps focus on correct riding skills, safety around horses, and proper horse husbandry. Riders will enjoy a variety of games on horseback and both mounted and unmounted instruction from qualified, professional instructors.  Camp participants may bring their own horse for the week, or ride one of our wonderful lesson horses. Ladies Night Out will have an evening of riding, followed by drinks, great food and fun times. Lesson horses available or you can trailer your horse over to join us.  No riding experience? Join us for a group lesson to learn the ropes. Huspa offers year round stall and pasture board, lessons and training. Memberships are available to the Equestrian Park for unlimited use of the facilities and trails. Contact Gini Quade 843-812-4225 or giniquade@me.com for more information.