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Sunset and Tapas event raises money for Habitat
Sunset and Tapas will be held to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity on August 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Beaufort Yacht Club. Entertainment provided by Amanda Brewer. Tickets are $35 and include hors d’oeuvres, a wine/beer ticket, entertainment and a beautiful sunset. A silent auction includes a week at the Inn at Aspen, 65’ yacht voyage to Hilton Head and dinner at the SC Yacht Club, rounds of golf, unique hand-crafted items, and more. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Habitat at 522-3500 or Ryan@LowcountryHabitat.org. The home is being sponsored by Cat Island and Royal Pines neighborhoods.

Beaufort Dog to hold microchipping clinics
Beaufort Dog in conjunction with Dr. Brianne Hibl will be holding a microchipping clinic this Saturday, August 25 from 10 a.m.- noon in Habersham (24 Market Street) and 1-3 p.m. at the downtown location, 1307 Boundary Street. Cost is $25 per animal. Other vaccines available as well. Call 812-5394 for more details.

All items free at church’s Freely Give Market
Women’s Fellowship Ministry will host the Freely Give Market on Saturday, August 25 from 8 a.m. to noon at Life House Church, 40 Faith Station Road, Beaufort, 29906. Free clothes, shoes, school supplies and more. Nothing is for sale, everything is free. First come, first to receive. New and gently used items available and accepted for donation for the entire family! Free food, games, fun and more! Jesus said, “… freely ye have received, freely give.” (Matthew 10:8). Life House Church is led by Pastor Dr. Carlos and Minister Marie Williams.  For more information, call 843-379-9673 or visit www.eelm.org.

August events continue at Beaufort library
• “Hunger Games” movie party.
Saturday, August 25 at 2 p.m. at the Beaufort Branch Library. See a free screening of the “Hunger Games” (PG-13). Popcorn and soda are provided at no charge. All ages welcome.
• Medicare and You information sessions. Monday, August 27, 1 to 3 p.m. and Tuesday, August 28, 1 to 3 p.m.
• Inspirational Book Club. Wednesday, August 31, at 3 p.m. Join the Inspirational Book Club for a book discussion of “Home Front” by Kristin Hannah.
For questions regarding the events, please contact Amanda Brewer at 255-6439 or by email at abrewer@bcgov.net.

Literacy Volunteers adult classes begin
Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry’s adult classes begin Tuesday, September 4. Evening and daytime programs available include ESOL, pre-GED, citizenship preparation and basic literacy tutoring. The student registration fee is $40. Scholarships are available. For schedules, call 525-6658 in Beaufort; 815-6616 in Bluffton; or visit www.lowcountryliteracy.org. For 39 years LVL has been equipping adults with the reading, writing, speaking, and math skills they need to succeed in the family, the workplace, and the community.

S.C. Bar to present ‘Legal Lessons’ at TCL
The S.C. Bar Pro Bono Program is sponsoring “Legal Lessons: A Series for the Public,” a seven-week program being held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays September 4 through October 16. Classes will be held at the Technical College of the Lowcountry Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road, Building 12, Auditorium. Space is limited. Cost is $45 for the complete series. The series is designed to give the public an overview of the South Carolina legal system and insight into common legal problems people face. Some of the topics covered will include issues in family law, consumer law, real estate, workers’ compensation, criminal law and issues affecting the elderly. For more information, visit www.tcl.edu/continuing-ed/legal-lessons. To register, please call 843-525-8205.

Beaufort Women’s Center offers support
If you are a post-abortion woman struggling through the pain of issues relating to an abortion experience, there is healing and hope. The Beaufort Women’s Center is offering abortion recovery assistance through “Healing Hearts,” a 10-week support group that will meet at the Center on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9 p.m. beginning September 6. All inquiries are confidential. Seating is limited so call 843-525-0300 today and let the healing begin. Ask for Susanne or Donna for more details.

Monthly support group helps with Parkinson’s
Are you or a loved one living with Parkinson’s disease? There are ways those living with Parkinson’s disease can improve their lives and the public is invited to learn more about them at the Parkinson’s Support Group of the Lowcountry’s next meeting on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 1:30 p.m. Speakers will be Jay and Marilyn Phillips of Parkinson’s Advocates in Research. The support group meetings are held at Helena House on Paris Avenue in Port Royal  on the first Thursday of every month. They are free and open to the public. For more information or to arrange transportation, contact Rose Ewing or Eric Fennell at Helena House at 843-982-0233 or e-mail rewing@alcco.com.

Black chamber has First Friday Networking
The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will have its First Friday Networking Event hosted by William Mobley on September 7 at Mobley’s Shoe Repair located at 12 Old Jericho Road in Beaufort from 6 to 8 p.m. All members and the public are invited.  Cost $5 members and $10 non-members.  Details call 986-1102.

TCL teaches effective ways to market a book
Book marketing has changed forever. Whether you will be commercially published or self-published, it is up to the author to promote their book. Learn what is now considered ineffective book marketing and how to turn your focus toward what will sell your book. What it takes is time, patience, a little on-line savvy and a willingness to grow and adapt. Taught at The Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort, Bldg. 23 Room 100 by instructor Stephanie Austin Edwards, the class will be Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration deadline: Thursday September 6. Price of event is $59. To register, call 843-523-8205 or visit www.tcl.edu.

Putting your life on the lines: Memoir Writing
Your life story doesn’t have to have been overly dramatic in order to write a memoir. In this class, you’ll recount and record those tales you’ve been telling your family, children and grandkids for years. Whether you choose to write about a specific experience or cover a number of years’ worth, you’ll learn the skills necessary to organize and craft a written legacy for yourself, your family and/or publication. Through in-class and at-home exercises, you’ll have a great start on your memoir by the end of the six weeks. Mondays, September 10 through October 15, 6 – 8 p.m. $110,Technical College of the Lowcountry, Beaufort Campus, www.tcl.edu/continuing-ed/life or 843-525-8205.

Democratic Club helps  ‘Get Out the Vote’ effort
As part of the “Get Out The Vote” effort to re-elect President Barack Obama, the Northern Beaufort County Democratic Club has scheduled a series of three meetings. The meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 20, and Oct. 18, inside the Beaufort County Democratic Party Headquarters for Northern Beaufort County, which is located at 705 Carteret St. Those interested in working as campaign volunteers are welcome to attend. For more information, contact NBCDC President Theresa White at 597-2482.

Kiwanis Club to hold annual golf tournament
The 17th Annual Kiwanis Club of Beaufort Scholarship Golf Tournament will be Saturday, September 22, with 8:30 a.m. shotgun start at Ocean Point Golf Club at Fripp Island. Cost is $85 per player, foursomes. There will be door prizes and rounds of golf for winners. All of the proceeds will be used to benefit graduating seniors from Beaufort County schools with scholarships.

Purge unwanted items and Let Reality Prevail
Sponsored by The Lending Room, Roxanne Cheney Organizes, and TheraVistas, the JOY event lets you purge, purge, purge all those things you no longer need or want and release them. So, start purging and gathering your “Joy” for Saturday, Sept. 29 at Martha O’Regan’s home. Martha said, “Let me know when you want to drop it off so the door will be open for you. For me, this Joy event has a theme and it’s: Let Reality Prevail! So, as I look at an item or hold it up in front of a family member, I ask ‘Really? Do you really want to keep this, store this, clean this, fix this?’ If the answer is no — it’s JOY for someone or possibly it is just trash. Having two parents and all grandparents transition to other realms, I have managed to acquire much of their JOY.   I’ve decided that just because they loved their JOY and I loved them, I don’t need to love their JOY, so I release it. Ah, freedom!”

Knights of Columbus hold Charity Bingo
Knights of Columbus Charity Bingo will be held Monday nights. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. All profits are distributed to charities within the Beaufort community. Bingo is located at 210-BB Ribaut Rd (behind Keith’s House of Plumbing). 522-3531.

Wanted: Used Medical equipment donations
The Lending Room is a local community service organization offering used medical rehabilitation equipment to those in need. They accept donations of equipment and are currently in need of wheelchairs, transport chairs, bedside commodes, shower chairs, shower benches, walkers, canes and quad canes to support this essential community service. Please contact The Lending Room at 524-2554 or drop equipment off at Therapeutic Solutions, 73 Sams Point Road, Lady’s Island.