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Christian Women’s Connection to meet
Beaufort Christian Women’s Connection will hold their next meeting on Thursday, July 19, at The Hilton Gardens Inn at 2015 Boundary Street, Beaufort, at 11:30 a.m. The guest speaker is Steve Battista of Bluffton and his topic will be “Chosen.” He is a Retired Navy Chief and federal investigator. Guest feature is Nancy Ricker Rhett, artist, author, book illustrator and owner of Rhett Gallery in Beaufort. Guest musician is Scott Gibbs. Chef Christy Adams will serve lunch. Cost is $13. For reservations, call or email Karen Whitehead at 838-7627 or mommakaren@islc.net.

St. Peter’s Catholic Church to have clothing sale
St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 70 Lady’s Island Drive, will be holding its second annual clothing sale July 19-21. Hours will be Thursday, July 19, from noon to 8 p.m.; Friday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, July 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Call 843-846 6025 or email judithadaigle@yahoo.com for more information.

Sea Island Quilters to meet, hold workshop
The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, July 19, at Praise Assembly on Paris Island Gateway at 6 p.m. The guest speaker will be Lynette Edens, “The Gypsy Quilter.” Lynette will also conduct a workshop on July 21 at Carteret Street United Methodist Church at 9 a.m. For details, contact Marie Kositzka at 524-1755 or mimi12k@gmail.com.

Gullah ‘Decoration Day’ salutes Water Festival
Gullah Festival, Inc, salutes the 57th annual Beaufort Water Festival on Saturday, July 21, at 4:30 p.m. with “Decoration Day,” a Broadway back in da’ woods musical production starring Aunt Pearlie Sue and Gullah Kinfolk. This free show will be at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 907 Craven Street, downtown Beaufort. Goodwill offering will be accepted. For more information, call 843-263-5229.

Family friendly events held at Lobeco library
The Lobeco Branch of the Beaufort County Library is holding family friendly events. The Center for Wildlife Education brings a menagerie of animals, fun creepy crawlers and bugs to the library on Wednesday, July 25. A one-hour educational and fun wildlife program including reptiles, raptors, creepy crawlers and bugs. Free and open to all ages. The library is located at 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Call 843-255-6479, email gmolter@bcgov.net or visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

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.

Fundraisers support Boys & Girls Club
Two July events will help raise money for the Summer Campaign for the Boys & Girls Club of Beaufort.
• Beaufort Flea Market to Benefit Boys & Girls Club of Beaufort
When: Saturday, July 28, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: The Boys & Girls Club of Beaufort, 1100 Boundary Street.
Needed: Gently used items need to be dropped off at the club by Monday, July 23. Tax deduction forms available at drop off. For more information, call the Boys & Girls Club of Beaufort at 843-986-5437.
• Charity Christmas in July at Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurant
What: Parents and supporters of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Beaufort will be servers at Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurant. All tips will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Beaufort
Where: Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurant, 2601 Boundary Street, Beaufort.
When: Thursday, July 26, from 4 to
6 p.m. For more information, call 843-986-5437.

Programs teach about Port Royal Sound
The public is invited to a free series of programs, “The Sound’s Good To Me” with guest speakers, a panel of local experts to answer questions, and a children’s program all geared to help people learn about this special area and how they can help keep preserve this amazing natural resource. The programs will be Please join us each Saturday  from 10 a.m. to noon at the future home of the Port Royal Sound Maritime Center, where SC 170 meets the Chechessee River, the heart of Port Royal Sound.
Here’s the schedule of Guest Speakers:
• July 21: Laura Lee Rose, Clemson Extension and Master Gardener, “Gardening with Native Plants, a Carolina Yard.”
• July 28: David Harter, Glidden Paints and Hilton Head Reef Foundation, “Predators of Port Royal Sound.”
For more information, visit www.portroyalsoundfoundation.org or email kmadden@portroyalsoundfoundation.org.

Golf tourney to benefit TCL scholarship fund
The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation will hold  the “Building our Community” Golf Tournament Monday, July 30 at Hampton Hall.  The event, sponsored by CareCore National, will benefit the TCL Foundation Scholarship Fund. The tournament will feature a scramble format for both men and women.  Golfers may try to a $10,000 Hole-in- One prize and a $50,000 raffle shootout competition. The $100 per person registration includes the cart, gift bag, a box lunch, and the hole-in-one contest. Registration begins at 8  a.m. and the Shotgun start will be at 9 a.m. To become a sponsor or to register, please call Institutional Advancement Executive Director Louise Mathews at 843-470-5962 or email lmathews@tcl.edu.

Parkinson’s Support Group meets monthly
How can you help someone with Parkinson’s disease who has fallen? If you would like to find out, Occupational Therapist Candace Grose of Sea Island Rehabilitation will answer that question and more at the Parkinson’s Support Group of the Lowcountry’s next meeting on Thursday, Aug. 2, at 1:30 p.m. Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive neurological disease. 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 email rewing@alcco.com.

Lunch and Learn series free in Port Royal
The Lunch and Learn series is held at Port Royal Farmers Market, Heritage Park, Port Royal. The Saturday, open-air classes at the gazebo are free, just bring a folding chair. The classes begin at 11:30 a.m. and are presented by the Lowcountry Master Gardeners Association. Here’s a full schedule:
July 21: What to do with those beautiful orchid plants that have finished blooming?  Most of us just discard them.  Big mistake. Master Gardener Martha Jamison will show you how to make them re-bloom, bigger and better, year after year.
July 28: Think outside the box! Don’t be limited to rectangular plots for raised bed gardening.  Professor Joe Staton will show you how your raised bed garden can be a work of art. Don’t hide your veggie garden behind the garage, make a focal point of it. All the tools you need are a saw and a cordless drill.  Really.
August 4: Night Blooming Flowers.  Ever wonder why some flowers bloom only at night?  Master Gardener Sandra Educate will showcase flowers that really shine — at night. Create a fragrant moon garden or spotlight these lovely flowers in existing borders.
August 11: Worm composting. Recycle your kitchen scraps into garden “Black Gold.” No more smelly garbage. Worm composting is odor free.

ARTworks auditions for ‘The Misanthrope’
Auditions are August 22 and 23rd at 7 .p.m. for “The Misanthrope” by Moliere, a comedy of manners in verse, in an original translation by Daniel H. Daniels at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center. The production is this November, roles are for high school ages and up. ARTworks is the community arts center in Beaufort, at 2127 Boundary Street. Call 379-2787 or visit www.artworksinbeaufort.org.

Veggie Fun World at 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. Each program is distinct but related by the classic “Veggie Tales” characters used in crafts, songs, and activities. Session dates are 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.

United Way seeking volunteers
United Way of the Lowcountry seeks  volunteers  for Beaufort office to  organize campaign materials, stuff letters, provide administrative support.   Flexible 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. schedule. Call Pam at 843-982-3040.

Volunteers needed for SCORE organization
The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) needs new volunteers  in the Beaufort area. The organization provides mentoring for small businesses, nonprofits, and anyone considering starting a business or nonprofit. SCORE mentors assist in developing a business philosophy, identifying the market, preparing financials, and business plans for obtaining loans. SCORE services are free and confidential. In Beaufort County there are offices in Beaufort, Bluffton and Hilton Head with 40 members offering assistance. The Beaufort office will soon celebrate its 10th anniversary and it is located at SCB&T on Boundary Street. Retired business people who would like to stay active and help local businesses or individuals contemplating business should contact either Paul Fuetterer at 524-7866 or Jim Bequette at 521-0931 to learn more.