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SAR to hold meeting
The Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will hold its third quarterly meeting of 2012 on Thursday, September 20 at the Albergotti Grill in the Holiday Inn at 2225 Boundary Street.  A social time starts at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and the meeting at noon.

Leadership Beaufort hosts anti-aging debate
An Anti-Aging Debate presented by the Leadership Beaufort Alumni Association and sponsored by Beaufort Memorial Hospital will be held Thursday, September 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Beaufort. Dr. Philip Cusumano will deliver new findings in the anti-aging debate and his seminar will explore major causes of aging, nature’s best anti-aging medicines, gene expression and how to control it, and practical changes anyone can adopt to make major gains in health, wellness and longevity. Admission is free, refreshments are available at the bar.

Sea Island Quilters to meet with speaker
The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, September 20, at Praise Assembly, 800 Parris Island Gateway, at 6 p.m. “Color Theories” will be discussed by special guest Rhonda Jordan owner of Tabby Fabric and Studio. For details, contact Marie Kositzka at 524-1755.

Old Commons Neighborhood meets
“The Old Commons: 150 Years Ago” will be the topic of a program at the meeting of the Old Commons Neighborhood Association kick-off fall meeting Thursday, September 20, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church Educational Building, 802 Duke Street. Residents and property owners in the Old Commons as well as guests are welcome. Former Historic Beaufort Foundation executive director Evan Thompson will present a PowerPoint overview of the neighborhood’s history and historic architecture. Call 597-5600 with questions.

BAA artist reception
Ellen Long’s reception and show at the Beaufort Art Association will be on Friday, Sept. 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Grays Hill Baptist has first church bazaar
Grays Hill Baptist Church, 2749 Trask Parkway, will be hosting its first-ever Church Bazaar on Saturday, September 22,  from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This event will include a silent auction, a quilt drawing, new and used treasures, crafts of every kind, Christmas decorations, books, plants, hand-made wood items and much more.

Kiwanis Club to hold 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. All of the proceeds will be used to benefit seniors with scholarships.

Masonic lodge holds barbecue fundraiser
The Port Royal Masonic Lodge A.F.M. 242 is having their annual fundraiser BBQ on Saturday, September 22, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at their Lodge located at 1744 Ribaut Road, Port Royal, SC 29935. We will be selling both Whole Smoked Boston Butts for $25 as well as BBQ Plates consisting of a Pulled Pork Sandwich, Homemade Coleslaw and Baked Beans for $7. You can pre-order your item by contacting Mark Brittingham at mrkbrittingham@gmail.com  Delivery is available on all orders of five BBQ plates or more.

Autumn beginnings basketry workshop
Begin the autumn season with the creation of a handmade basket. Kim Keats will provide instruction and materials for a start-to-finish basket or sculpture using gathered and harvested materials. The workshop is for ages 12 to adult and will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at ARTworks, 2127 Boundary Street, Beaufort Town Center. Fees: $55. Contact Kim Keats, 843-384-2435 or keatskim@yahoo.com.

Meet the Artisans Day at Fordham Market
On Sunday, Sept. 23, from 12 to 4:30 p.m., Fordham Market, 701 Bay Street, is celebrating all their artists and artisans and inviting the public to join in the celebration. This is a great opportunity to meet the artists and learn about their work. There will be a drawing for a $100 gift certificate.

Church announces Ministry Fair 2012
The Parish Church of St. Helena is hosting a Ministry Fair from 9:15 a.m.-10 a.m. on Sunday, September 23, in the Parish Hall at 507 Newcastle Street, Beaufort. Ministries for fellowship, serving, and Bible study will be represented. Sunday school for children and a nursery will be available. For more information, contact Linda Tully at 522-1712, ext. 204.

Lunch and Learn series adds three more weeks
The popular Lunch and Learn series at the Port Royal Farmer’s Market in Heritage Park has been extended for three more weeks. These Saturday, open air classes at the gazebo are free, just bring a folding chair. Presented by the Lowcountry Master Gardeners Association, classes begin at 11:30 a.m.
• September 22: Planting for Success:   You invest a lot in your trees and shrubs, so get them off to a good start. Master Gardener Pat Lauzon will show you how to avoid common misconceptions about planting.  Master Gardeners will donate a tree to be planted at Heritage Park during the class.
• September 29: Keeping it Growing: With a tip of the hat to Clemson’s popular TV series, “Making it Grow,” an open forum with Clemson Extension Agent Laura Lee Rose as the guest expert, former LMGA President Will Balk as moderator, and a panel of three Master Gardeners, Alice Massey, Martha Jamison and Joe Allard,  to answer questions from the audience.   People with funny hats get preferred seating!
• October 6: Winterizing Your Garden:   The final Lunch and Learn class for the year. Tips and advice on protecting in ground and potted tropical plants from winter damage. We can’t count on another mild winter, so be prepared!  Come and share techniques that have worked in your garden.

HBF Dinner & Lecture looks at Constitution
Historic Beaufort Foundation presents “South Carolina’s Role in the Formation of the Constitution: The Lowcountry Delegates.” The post-American Revolution era illuminating the Lowcountry’s delegates to the Constitutional Convention will be the topic of Dinner & A Lecture at the Verdier House, 801 Bay Street, Monday, September 24 at 5:30 p.m. The program will be presented by Sarah Miller, award-winning associate professor at the University of South Carolina Salkehatchie. Lowcountry delegates played important roles in the formation of the U.S. Constitution and the compromises that shaped it.  Open to HBF members and non-members, the lecture series features a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception, 5:30 to 6 p.m. The program is 6 to 7 p.m. followed by audience questions. Admission to the lecture is $15/$25 per member/member couple respectively, and $20/$30 per non-member/non-member couple respectively. Seating is limited; call 379-3331 to make reservations. A three-course dinner at Saltus River Grill is offered at $19 per person for attendees at the lecture. Call Saltus River Grill directly to make dining reservations.

Synergy Conference to focus on local businesses
The 5th annual Synergy Conference is open to local businesses from Savannah, north to Charleston. The conference provides tools, tips and tactics, an opportunity to focus on business success, hear key leaders and network with peers. The conference will be Thursday, September 27, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., arrive at 9:45 a.m. to network, at the Officers’ Club at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. The presenters and seminar leaders will be:
• Senator Paul Campbell, Jr: Business leadership and growth
• Luke Gromen: Overview of the geo-political/economic landscape
• Caroline Nuttall: Enhancing your marketing velocity
• Charles “Chip” Upjohn: Optimizing employees’ strengths and selling to clients’ personalities
RSVP by calling 843-522-0200  or email clare@TAB-LowCountry.com. The cost is  $95 per person (two from the same company $175, three $225. You must prepay; MCAS will not let you enter.

Fall Clean for JOY: A free yard sale
Fall Clean for JOY, Our Semi-Annual Yard Sale where everything is FREE will be held on Saturday, September 29 from 8-10 a.m. at TheraVistas — 263 Brickyard Point Road on Lady’s Island. Sponsored by The Lending Room, Roxanne Cheney Organizes and TheraVistas. This event encourages you purge all those things you no longer need or want so someone else can enJOY them now. Decide if you really want to keep it, store it, clean it or fix it? If not, share with others who will enJOY your JOY. Call 525-2554 to let us know when you will drop off your JOY.

Two new fundraisers benefit Festival of Trees
On Saturday, September 29, the Festival of Trees will host the 1st Christmas Catch Fishing Tournament in conjunction with the Cheeseburger in Paradise Party at Port Royal Landing Marina. The tournament will be an in-shore four with red fish, flounder, sheephead and trout categories with a payout of $4,200 (Based on a 40 boat competition).  For more details on the tournament and to download the entry form, visit www.festivaloftreesbeaufort.com. The tournament will be held in the morning with a 3 p.m. weigh-in at Port Royal Landing Marina.
The awards ceremony will be that evening at the Cheeseburger party, also at Port Royal Landing Marina. Boat entry is $200 which includes four tickets to the Cheeseburger Party.  The Cheeseburger in Paradise Party is a Jimmy Buffet themed event featuring the best burgers with all the fixins, beer, wine, margaritas, music and loads of fun. You do not need to participate in the tournament to be part of the Cheeseburger in Paradise event. Cheeseburger tickets may be purchased at Bill’s Liquor on Lady’s Island or Port Royal Landing Marina.Join FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice for a day of boating in the Christmas Catch and then relax and enjoy some amazing food at the Cheeseburger In Paradise Party that evening.

Hooligan Hoedown to support drive-in theater
The Highway 21 Drive-In movie theater is holding the first Hooligan Hoedown on Saturday, Sept. 29. There will be a classic car show, live bands and classic movies, and all proceeds will go to raise money for digital projectors for drive-in. The Pin Up contest starts at 6 p.m., bands play at 6:30 p.m., the car show starts at 7 p.m., and the movies start at dark. The Hwy 21 Drive-In is located at 55 State Road, Beaufort; call 843-846-4021 for more information.

Workshops teach basics of home canning
Beaufort County Extension will be hosting a series of home canning workshops this fall. Starting on Thursday, September 27, we will cover the basics of water bath and pressure canning. On October 11, we will explore canning pickles. On October 18, we will offer a canning class on making jelly. Participants will work as a team to can individual products with each person having a canned product to take home with them. The workshop will be held at the Clemson Extension Office 102 Industrial Village, Beaufort, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $30 per person per workshop. Call Bob Guinn at 843-255-6060, ext. 116 for more information. Class size is limited 12 participants. For registration, contact Venus Manigo at 843-255-6060.

History nerds needed: HBF seeking volunteer
Historic Beaufort Foundation is updating its popular book “A Guide to Historic Beaufort” under the leadership of Cheryl Neison. To aid her in this task, Cheryl needs volunteer assistance in two areas: 1. Clerical office tasks-photocopying, collating, typing, filing, etc. 2. Historical research assistant(s)-one having interest in historical investigation. Though Cheryl is willing to train, the volunteer will ideally have a historical research background or be a committed hobby historian. If you are interested in participating in this project that will benefit Beaufortonians and visitors for many future years, please call 843-379-3331 or visit www.historicbeaufort.org.

Fripp Audubon Club celebrates fall migration
The Fripp Audubon Birding Club is sponsoring a Fall Migration Celebration on October 6 & 7. For tickets and more information, visit www.beaufortbarrierislandsiba.com.

Bark for Life fundraiser will be at Habersham
A Bark for Life fundraiser will be held Saturday, October 20, at Habersham Marketplace. Registration starts at 9 a.m., and the event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join The American Cancer Society as we honor our canine caregivers and friends! The event will feature Agility Exhibition; Dog Adoptions; Microchipping, on-site vet; Obedience Demonstration; Music/DJ; Face Painting, Bouncy House; Doggie Halloween costume contest; Fun, prizes and more. The cost is $10 per dog to register, go online at www.relayforlife.org/barkbeaufortsc, including a free BARK FOR LIFE bandana. Day of registration also available. All dogs must be on a leash, licensed and shots current. For more information, email beaufortrelayfundraisers@gmail.com or call 843-757-7450.

Military officers invited to leadership dinner
The national nonprofit Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and the local MOAA Low Country Chapter need your help. Active, retired, National Guard, Reserve and former officers of any U.S. uniformed service — you’re all invited! Details, call 843-524-5577. Join us at Beaufort’s Holiday Inn, 2225 Boundary St., on Monday, Oct. 15. Social hour from 6-7 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m. The cost is $25.50 per person. Contact Rich Baker at tl9198@embarqmail.com or call 843-525-0795 or visit www.lcmoaa.pcriot.com.

TOPS weight loss group gets new location
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Chapter SC 0296, Beaufort has changed its meeting location. The group now meets in Faith Lutheran Church’s Fellowship Hall at 1812 Boundary Street, Beaufort. Weigh in day and times are every Friday morning from 9:15-10:15 a.m. with a short meeting to follow. TOPS Chapter  SC 0109 still meets at the Family YMCA on 1801 Richmond Ave on Thursday night. TOPS is a nonprofit that promotes the health and welfare of its members by the singular means of collective group stimulus. Visit www.tops.org or call TOPS at 1-800-932-8677 or Helga at 379-3081.