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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 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 be held from 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. For more information, visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.  To contact the special collections and archives, call 255-6446.

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.

Beaufort Dog Agility Club meets for summer
Looking for a fun way to exercise your dog this summer? The Beaufort Dog Agility Club will resume on Monday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m. Call 812-5394 or e-mail kelley@beaufortdog.com for more information and to reserve a spot.

Medicare seminar will be at Beaufort library
“Medicare and You 2012” to be presented in two parts at the Beaufort library. Part I will be Monday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to noon, and Part II will be Wednesday, June 27, from 10 to noon. Copies of “Medicare and You 2012” will be available. Space is limited, reservations suggested: call 843-524-6954 or email jiacopelli@financialguide.com.

Beaufort Business Alliance has open house
The Beaufort Business Alliance, a division of BNI (Business Networking International), is planning an Open House on Tuesday, June 26, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. BNI is the largest business networking organization in the world and this is an exclusive one business per industry networking group. The Beaufort Business Alliance offers members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and most importantly, business referrals. Meetings are every Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Hilton Garden Inn. Contact Joel Iacopelli at 843-524-6954.

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, August 13-17 and 27-31. Sessions I, II, and III are for children 18 months through 6 years. Each session has a fee of $130 per child. Contact Roz Dixon at 522-1712, ext. 220, or email nursery@islc.net. Register and pay online at www.sthelena1712.org.

The Studio holds free Ladies Night
Come on over to The Studio on Thursday, June 28, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for Ladies Night: a night with the girls filled with healthy tips and some healthy — and some not so healthy — treats. Shelly Hudson, Health Coach, RD, BSN, will give a mini seminar on Eating for Energy and Marcia Mitchell will show how to Salsa the night away. The Studio’s Cheryl Smith will be offering free massages with beauty skin care products from The Beauty Society, as well as and mouthwatering treats from Cookies by Charlotte. The Studio is located at 1304 Boundary Street, across from Beaufort Dog. For details, visit
www.thestudiofitnessandnutrition.com or call 843-379-FITT(3488).

Summer Girl Retreat works on self-esteem
Next Level Living presents Summer Girl Retreat at St. Christopher in Seabrook from June 29 to July 1. This retreat is for girls between ages 13-19. The cost is $90 per attendee and includes bus ride, meals and lodging. Workshops include “Looking for love in all the wrong places,” “I’m your parent, not your friend” and “Will the real … please stand up?”. For details, contact Phyllis Smart at 843-441-9415.

Lunch and Learn series returns this weekend
The popular open air series “Lunch and Learn” at the Port Royal Farmer’s Market is resuming on Saturday, June 30 at 11:30 a.m.  Landscape Designer J. Weidner will give a class on “Pruning Just About Everything.” He will show you how to avoid typical pruning mistakes and demonstrate methods which will show your shrubs and trees to their best advantage. The Lowcountry Master Gardeners Association is sponsoring these free classes. Bring a folding chair to the Gazebo at Heritage Park in Port Royal. It is next to the Port Royal Farmer’s Market. Come a little early and have lunch there, and be sure to visit the vendors for fresh produce, flowers, freshly baked bread, plants, honey and more.

Ceremony will dedicate new medical center
Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. invites you and your family to the dedication ceremony of the “New” Leroy E. Browne Medical Center Senior Services Center on Sunday, July 1, from 4-6 p.m. The Grand Opening will be on July 9 at 33 Penn Center Road, St. Helena Island. Keynote Speaker is John E. Maupin, Jr. DDS, President, Morehouse School of Medicine. Refreshments will be served.

Celebrate July Fourth at The Sands in Port Royal
The annual Fourth of July celebration at the Sands Beach in Port Royal will begin this year at 5 p.m. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue, Chinese dumplings, ice cream and popcorn. Soft drinks, water, beer and wine will be available. There also will be music and face painting. Both fireworks shows on Parris Island and Port Royal are clearly visible from the Sands. Fireworks begin at dusk. Sponsored by the Town of Port Royal and the Historic Port Royal Foundation. For more information, contact 522-9923.

Sign up for food-healing workshop demonstration
Where Soul Meets Body, located on Paris Avenue in Port Royal, will host a food-healing workshop demonstration on Thursday, July 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. This workshop is an introduction to a food-healing system that teaches so much more than good nutrition. Learn an easy way to get high phytonutrients into your diet. This system uses God’s medicine to heal our bodies. For $25, learn about the rich healing properties of everyday foods. Return to ancient universal truths that we as a modern society have forgotten. Learn how to discern what is marketing hype and get unbiased facts. Discover how many people are healing themselves with the foods they are eating. For more information and to sign up, call Dottie Curtis, Advanced Food-Healing Instructor, 843-252-7716 or e-mail dotcurtis@charter.net.

Author will be signing “Baptized in Sweet Tea”
Ken Burger will be signing copies of his latest book “Baptized in Sweet Tea” on Saturday, July 7th from 12-3 p.m. at McIntosh Book Shop on Bay Street in Beaufort. Burger was a columnist for the Charleston Post & Courier for 40 years covering sports, politics and life in the Palmetto State.  He was named S.C. Journalist of the Year in 1996, and is the author of two other books. Born and raised in Allendale, Burger “graduated dead last in his class at the University of Georgia, has been married five times, is a gratefully recovering alcoholic, a cancer survivor, and a happy man.” “Baptized in Sweet Tea” is a collection of his columns celebrating the South.  McIntosh Books is located in the Old Bay Market Place downtown. Call 843-525-1066.

BYSC holds auxiliary boating safety course
There will be a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Course held at Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on July 23, 25, and 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. the course is designed for ages 10-adult, and cost $25. This classroom course includes water safety, navigation, rules of the road, and safety equipment. Those who pass receive a certificate. Those under age 16 receive a wallet card that allows them to operate a powerboat without an adult. There is no on-water session. Space is limited. Please call 522-8216 or visit www.byscnet.com.

ARTworks offers classes on basketry techniques
Basketry Combinations & Continuations with Kim Keats will be held Tuesdays, July 24 and 31 and August 7 and 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. for ages 14 to adult. Explore new approaches for creating utilitarian and sculptural forms; imported and locally collected indigenous materials provided, along with instruction in a variety of basketry techniques. Great for beginning students, while experienced basket makers may discover methods for developing their own original styles. $55 for all four classes or $15 per class. Contact Kim Keats, 843-384-2435 or keatskim@yahoo.com. ARTworks is located at 2127 Boundary Street in Beaufort Town Center, www.ArtWorksInBeaufort.org.