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Chamber of Commerce holds upcoming events
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.

Parish Church of St. Helena has clothing sale
The Nearly New Sale will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9, 10 and 11 at the Parish Church of St. Helena in the Parish House, 507 Newcastle St. in downtown Beaufort. Gently used clothing for men, women and children will be available at bargain prices, along with shoes, accessories like belts and scarves, pocketbooks and designer outfits. Proceeds from the sale go to church missions, and unsold clothing is donated to community organizations. Shopping hours are:
• 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9;
• 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10; and
• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11.

Sportfishing and diving club to hold meeting
The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club’s next meeting will be held Thursday, August 9, at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Lady’s Island, off Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 followed by a meeting at 7 p.m. Our guest speaker is Brian Frazier from SCDNR. He will provide a presentation to highlight local territorial sharks. He will discuss identification techniques, highlighting those that can be kept and those that must be released. He will also provide information on shark state records. For more information, call Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2020.

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.

Don’t miss live music at Back Porch Grill
On Friday, Aug. 10, Vic Varner’s band will be at the Back Porch Grill at Port Royal Landing Marina, from 7 to 10 p.m. Other musicians include Jevon Daly on fiddle, Andy Preston on bass, Kirk Dempsey on percussion and harmonica, and also sitting in is that famous girl singer Amanda Brewer.

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.

MARTeaNI Party is fundraiser at Saltus
Save the Date for the MARTeaNI Party on Thursday, August 16 at 7 p.m. at Saltus River Grill. No cover charge, special martini menu, great raffles. It’s a  fundraiser for the Senior Citizens Tea, a 43 year tradition hosted by the MCAS Beaufort Officers Spouses Club.

Sea Island Quilters to meet, have speaker
The Sea Island Quilters will meet Thursday, August 16, at Praise Assembly on Paris Island Gateway at 6 p.m. Special guest speaker will be Lynn O’Neal who will talk about preparing quilts for long arm quilting and other helpful quilting tips. For details, call Marie Kositzka at 524-1755.

Learn how to work with clay with Trevor Foster
Clay on Thursdays begins August 16 at ARTworks with Trevor Foster. Learn basic techniques or refine your skills and explore new techniques. Trevor Foster is a master potter, well known for his large-scale, statuesque urns and raku firing sessions. The handbuilding session is 10 a.m.-noon, and wheelthrown classes are 1:15 to 3:15, or 6 to 8 p.m. Glazes and firing are included: $125 plus $25 per 25 lbs of clay. To register:  thealligatorhunter@hotmail.com, 803-707-5961, www.ArtWorksInBeaufort.org. ARTworks is located in Beaufort Town Center, at 2127 Boundary Street.

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.

TLC Ministries to hold Roc the Bloc music fest
TLC Ministries will hold a free Music Fest on Saturday, August 18 from 4-8 p.m. Free food and prizes! Roc the Bloc is a TLC Ministries’ event centered around youth and urban outreach, and will include live bands, speakers, and free give-aways. The event will be held in the field across from Wendy’s and next to Taylor Motors on Boundary Street.  To help sponsor the event or volunteer, please call 843-525-1115.
TCL Ministries also holds an ongoing Coffeehouse located in the “Book Nook” of TLC’s Thrift Store in the Beaufort Plaza every Friday from 7-8:30 p.m.  The free coffeehouse hosts live music, free coffee and refreshments and is open to all.  This is one of the first steps in creating a gathering for the community at large to begin a powerful partnership with TLC Ministries and others in the community to prevent and engage against addictions and homelessness, and create youth empowerment. For more information, call 843-525-1115.

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. The Lobeco 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 23 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 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 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.

August events planned at Beaufort library
• 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, call 843-255-6458 or via email at refdesk@bcgov.net.

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.