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Church holds nearly new clothing sale
The Women of the Parish Church of St. Helena will host their annual Nearly New Clothing Sale on Thursday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Saturday, Aug. 20, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. it the church’s Parish Hall located at 507 Newcastle Street in downtown Beaufort. The sale features gently used clothing and accessories (and jewelry, too!) for men, women, and children. For information, please call the church office at 522-1712 or visit us online at www.sthelenas1712.org.

Sea Island Quilters to hold meeting
The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, August 18,  6 p.m. in the Garden Room at Quality Inn, 2001 Boundary Street. The guest speaker is Amanda Murphy, a textile and surface designer from Charlotte, N.C. She has several  fabric lines  with Robert Kaufman Fabrics and has been featured in many quilting magazines. For more information, contact Marie Kositzka at 524-1755.

Chamber holds Coffee with Colleagues
Coffee With Colleagues is a free, casual networking opportunity held by the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce on  Friday, August 19 from 5:30- 7 p.m., at City Java & News, 301 Carteret Street, Beaufort. Contact Amy Kaylor Contact Amy Kaylor at 843.525.8524 or email amy@beaufortsc.org for more information.

Beaufort Snowboard, Ski Club to meet
The Beaufort Ski/Snowboard Club will have a meet and greet on Fri., Aug. 19, 5 p.m., at Nippy’s in downtown Beaufort.  We will be discussing upcoming trips and activities as well as enjoying fellowship and networking.  Anyone with interest — with or without ability to ski/snowboard — is welcome! For additional information, contact Julie:  tugboatjulie@yahoo.com.

Lunch and learn series: Planting a fall garden
The Lowcountry Master Gardeners Association’s  Saturday “Lunch and Learn” classes will resume on August 20.  Our Clemson Extension Agent, Laura Lee Rose, will be teaching “Planting a Fall Garden”.  Here in the Lowcountry, we can get two, and sometimes three, crops of vegetables each year, and Laura Lee will tell you what to plant and how.  These free open air classes are held at the Port Royal Farmer’s Market on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m.  Bring a lawn chair and questions to the big oak tree behind the Master Gardener Information Table at the Market.  And be sure to visit the vendors for locally grown produce, fresh flowers and wonderful food.

Beaufort Writers meet
Beaufort Writers meets every second and fourth Tuesday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Lady’s Island Airport Conference Room on August 23.

Street Music on Paris Ave in Port Royal
• Saturday, August 27: Lost In Holland. “An awesome fusion of sound…Josh’s brilliant folk twinged guitar runs being complemented by Michael’s wonderful, soaring cello.” — Scott Sandie, Broken Arrow Magazine. Iraq war veteran Josh Hisle pairs with Michael Ronstadt to create the sounds and lyrics of undeniable depth (as commented by Neil Young at Sundance.) Michael’s extreme cello style and extensive knowledge of songwriting and performance bring a blazing fire of skill, emotion and delivery that will leave you amazed. This duo, this revolution, is nothing short of brilliance.

Beaufort Shag Club holds Junior Shag Day
The sixth Annual Junior Shag Day sponsored by The Beaufort Shag Club for Juniors  ages 8 – 18 is being held on August 27 at Beaufort Middle School Cafeteria. Learn the South Carolina State Dance, The Carolina Shag. Instructors will be on hand to teach beginner and intermediate levels.  Registration for ages 8 – 12 from 9:30 – 10 a.m. with instruction and dancing from 10 a.m. – noon.  Registration for ages 13 – 18 is from 12:30 – 1 p.m. with instruction and dancing from 1-3 p.m.  No charge for admission. To register, email wfoslo@charter.net with the junior’s name, age, and parents name or call 843 522 0555. To learn more about Beaufort Junior Shag, visit the Junior Shag Page at www.beaufortshagclub.com.

Lowcountry Chorale holding auditions
The Lowcountry Chorale will be starting rehearsals for its 17th season at 6:45 p.m. on September 6 at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Lady’s Island.  We are looking for singers with a sense of fun and an appreciation for the nostalgic. There will be an audition for voice placement with the director. Our concerts will be performed November 18 and 19.  Please join us for this groundbreaking form of entertainment. Call 521-1017 and leave a message or simply come to rehearsal on September 6 and see what we are all about.

Get tickets today for fall Auldbrass tour
Tickets are on sale now for the 2011 Auldbrass Plantation Tour in Yemassee held on November 5 and 6.. Tickets are $85 per person and there will also be a picnic lunch available at Tomotley Plantation for $15 per person. Although Frank Lloyd Wright designed more than 1,000 projects during his long and prolific career, Auldbrass in Yemassee is the only plantation among them. It is also one of the largest and most complex projects he ever undertook. Wright had an unusually intense commitment to Auldbrass, and worked on it, off and on, for over twenty years, from 1938 until his death in 1959. On Saturday, November 5, the Land Trust is excited to host Eric Lloyd Wright (the grandson of the famed Frank Lloyd Wright) during a Special Lecture Event at the USCB Performing Arts Center in Beaufort.  Tickets for the Lecture Event are $50 per person. All tickets can be purchase via our website at www.openlandtrust.org (80% of the ticket purchases are tax deductible.) Any questions, please call the Open Land Trust office at 843-521-2175.
Beaufort Women’s Center support group
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 6:30-9 p.m. beginning September 8.   All inquiries are confidential. Seating is limited. Call 843-525-0300 today and let the healing begin. Ask for Susanne or Donna for more details.

Save the date for up coming Pet Fair
On September 17, at United Hospice of Beaufort, 1605 North Street, there will be an adoption fair, dog show, pet boutique, photos with your pet and more. Proceeds to benefit The United Hospice Foundation. For more information, call 843-522-0476.

Register now for Business Expo 2011
Registration is now open for booths at the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo 2011.  This year’s expo is scheduled for Tuesday, September 20 at the Beaufort Holiday Inn & Suites. The Expo will take place from 12 – 5 p.m. and will be followed by our September Business After Hours from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Contact Amy Kaylor at 843.525.8524 or email amy@beaufortsc.org with questions or for more details.

Get ready for annual Youth Conference
The 19th Annual Beaufort County Youth Conference will be held September 24 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, 914 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. This free conference is planned by teens, for teens. All middle and high school students are invited to participate. There will be workshops, T-shirts, lunch and entertainment. For more information/registration, call Carrie at 812-4399/838-2903 or Theresa at 838-7922. This collaborative event was made possible with the support of local agencies, churches, schools, government, businesses, nonprofits and parents.

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