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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. 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.

Chamber of Commerce holds upcoming events
• Thursday, August 2, at 8:30 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Beaufort a discussion will focus on tools and resources for small businesses to promote growth and sustainability. This is a first step in supporting a “No more local business closing” trend. Come meet fellow small business owners at this free event. The kick off 30 minuted presentation will be “PIE: The Sweet Side of Business.” Presenter Sylvia C. Williams is the President of Align Education Consultants, LLC, a locally based workforce management training provider. As an educator and FastTrac facilitator, she helps individuals and businesses get on the fast track to meeting their professional and organizational goals
• Business After Hours welcoming new members will be Thursday, Aug. 9, at 5:30 p.m. at The Arsenal. For more information, contact Renee Faucher 525-8537 or renee@beaufortsc.org.

Black Chamber of Commerce hosts event
The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will have its First Friday Networking Event hosted by Betty Strickland of Barefoot Farms on August 3 at Barefoot Farms located at 939 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island, from 6 to 8 p.m.  All members and the public are invited. Cost $5 members and $10 non-members.  Details, call 986-1102.

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:
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.

Free SC safety course held for young hunters
Attention all South Carolina hunter wannabees: A free SC DNR-approved, instructor-led, one-day Hunter Safety Education course and test is mandatory for all SC residents and nonresidents born after June 30, 1979, to obtain a state hunting license. Presented by Parris Island Rod & Gun Club on Saturday, August 4, at Moose Lodge #1855, 350 Broad River Boulevard, Beaufort. There’s a 7 a.m. start, food and drink will be provided. Pass the course and walk out with a temporary hunter education card. Reserve your seat now: Call Danny Vinson, 843-812-1984 or Jim VanDam, 843-252-2846. Young hunters ages 11 and up are invited — a great father-daughter/son activity. The SC DNR Hunter Education Program is dedicated to safe enjoyment of our outdoors. Students learn about responsibility and ethics in the field, wildlife conservation and firearms safety. Visit http://www.dnr.sc.gov/education/hunted.html for more information.

Sign up today for High Power Soccer camp
Shell Point Baptist Church High Power Soccer camp will be held Sunday, August 5 until Thursday, August 9, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $6. For more information, please cal 843-247-2823. The church is located at 871 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort.

Beaufort Soil & Water board to have meeting
Beaufort Soil & Water Conservation District Board meeting will be held August 9 at 5 p.m. at 817 Paris Avenue, Port Royal. Agenda includes routine staff and partnership reports for the month of July 2012 and planning for Local Work Group meeting to prioritize resource concerns within the watershed that will prioritize USDA/NRCS cost share applications. For more information, call 522-8100.

City offers Affordable Housing workshop
An Affordable Housing Program Workshop will be held Wednesday, August 15, at 10 a.m. at the City of Beaufort City Hall, 1911 Boundary Street, in the 2nd Floor Council Chambers. The workshop is free, but please register by emailing shirley@lowcountryhousingtrust.org. Learn how to apply for $7,500 in subsidy for First-time Homebuyers, $7,500 in subsidy for Community Stability Homebuyers, $15,000 in subsidy for Purchase of Bank Owned Property, $15,000 in subsidy for Energy Efficiency & Weatherization, $15,000 in subsidy for Accessibility Rehabilitation, Special Financing and $4,000 in Down Payment Assistance.

St. Peter holds session for ‘Returning Catholics’
“Everything you ever wanted to ask about returning to the Catholic Church, but were afraid to ask”: For those thinking about returning to the practice of their faith, as well as for those newly returned, St. Peter Catholic Church will have a Question/Answer session on Saturday, August 18, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, in the Adult Education Room of the Parish.  This can be a great opportunity for persons to ask those questions. St.  Peter Church further offers to returning Catholics a series of weekly presentations, before Christmas and Easter.  These sessions also include time for questions and discussions that will be helpful.  For more information, contact deborahm@catholic.org.

August events held at the Lobeco library
• Anyone interested in learning how to plant a fall garden is invited to join us on Tuesday, August 21, at 4:30 p.m. Clemson Horticultural Agent Laura Lee Rose will be here to tell you when and how to get started to extend your harvest until it’s time to plant next spring.
• Children ages 4-11 are invited on Tuesday, August 28, at 4:30 p.m. to listen to Arab Folktales. Part one of the “One County Reads One Country” program, this unique storytime experience will give children a chance to learn more about another culture.
The Lobeco Branch of the Beaufort County Public Library is located at 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. For more information, call 843-255-6479.

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.

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 will be 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 at Chechessee and Spring Island Clubs, unique hand-crafted items from the Lowcountry, 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 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.

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.

August events planned at Beaufort library
• Lecture: “Grandmas and Mummies: Age and Aging in Clyde Edgerton’s fiction,” presented by visiting professor Dr. Jan Gretlund: Tuesday, August 7, at 4 p.m. Visiting lecturer Jan Nordby Gretlund will discuss aging in the Carolinas as evidenced in Clyde Edgerton’s 11 novels. The lecture will include information gleaned from interviews Gretlund conducted with author Clyde Edgerton. Nordby Gretlund is Chair of the Center for American Studies, University of Southern Denmark.
• Second Saturday Movie Matinee:
Saturday, August 13, at 2 p.m. there will be a free showing of “The Lorax” (PG). Popcorn and soda are provided.
• Investment Fraud for Seniors luncheon seminar: Wednesday, August 22, at 11 a.m. The SC Attorney General’s office will present an information session to teach senior citizens how to identify the tips and tactics fraudsters use in financial scams. Lunch is provided at no charge. Registration is required. To register, contact the Beaufort Branch Library at 843-255-6458 or via email at refdesk@bcgov.net.
For questions, please contact Amanda Brewer at 255-6439 or by email at abrewer@bcgov.net.

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