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Sportfishing and diving club holds meeting
The Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club’s next meeting will be Thursday, October 11 at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Lady’s Island, off Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2020.

Beaufort Symphony Orchestra season starts
The Beaufort Symphony Orchestra announces its 28th concert season, which opens on October 11 with Symphonic Showcase. Season tickets are available at www.beaufortorchestra.org or call 1-800-595-4TIX (4849). All concerts are held at the USCB Center For the Arts, 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort.

Expect the Unexpected with Candace Lovely
Candace Lovely will have a reception on Thursday, October 11, from 6-8 p.m. in the Artist’s Lounge at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary Street. Her exhibition will be on display through October. RSVP by calling 843-379-2787, or visit www.artworksinbeaufort.org.

‘The Satire Diaries: Too Stupid to Fail’
“The Satire Diaries” is a musical revue of social satire that lampoons movies, popular culture, dating, men and women, arts, politics, and much more. The Satire Diaries is directed by and features Stan Gill. The play will be on stage Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the black box theater at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary Street Tickets are $17, $12 for groups of 10 or more. For more information, call 843-379-2787.

Friends of Hunting Island holds annual 5K
Friends of Hunting Island is once again joining with Hunting Island State Park to sponsor its 4th annual 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 13, starting at 10 a.m. Runners, walkers, and supporters will gather at the park’s Nature Center, where the event begins and ends. For more information, visit www.friendsofhuntingisland.org. The online registration deadline is 5 p.m. October 12. Walk-up registration is welcome on the day of the event from 9-9:30 a.m., along with all participant packet pick-ups. For more information, email brandibyrum04@yahoo.com or cnminnich@gmail.com.

TCL Foundation to host oyster roast
The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation will host its second Annual “Oysters by the Bay” from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, October 13, overlooking the Beaufort River at the TCL Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road. Tickets are $25 per person and include unlimited fresh-roasted local oysters, hot dogs, chili, and soft drinks. Tickets are on sale now at www.tcl.edu/oysters or at the TCL Foundation office, building 6 of the TCL Beaufort campus. For more information, call 843-525-8294 or email to foundation@tcl.edu.

Mossy Oaks Elem hosts 5K fun run, fall fling
Mossy Oaks Elementary School is having a 5K fun run and fall fling Saturday, October 13, from 5-8 p.m. There will be a concession stand, popcorn, games and jump houses. Registration is at 5 p.m. for walk/fun run. The cost is $20 for adults, $12 for kids. All participants get a free T-shirt.

YMCA hosts annual Boots & Bling event
The Wardle Family YMCA is hosting its 3rd Annual Boots & Bling capital fundraiser and silent auction on Saturday, October 13, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Butler Marine on Lady’s Island. Boots & Bling is this year’s major fundraiser for capital improvements to the Y. Tickets are $50 for individuals and $90 for couples. You can purchase your tickets at the Y front desk at 1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal. For additional information, please contact Kelly Collins at kellymelvincollins@gmail.com.
Baseball team hosts golf tournament fundraiser
The Beaufort Riptide Baseball Team will host a golf tournament fundraiser on Saturday, October 13, at Lady’s Island Country Club. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. There also will be a silent auction. For more information, contact Brett Westerfield at 843-812-1245. The Riptide team is a 10-under travel baseball team made up of players from northern Beaufort County.

Flapjack fundraiser fights human trafficking
The Lowcountry Coalition Against Human Trafficking is hosting a flapjack fundraiser at the Applebee’s on the north-end of Hilton Head Island on Saturday, October 13. From 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., volunteers will be serving up short stacks for a tall cause. All proceeds will be used to raise awareness of human trafficking. Tickets cost $6 and are available by calling Daniel Brownstein at 843-255-5911.

Carteret Street United Methodist holds bazaar
The Carteret Street United Methodist’s Church’s annual Fall Bazaar will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 408 Carteret Street in Beaufort. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees will be able to purchase baked goods, frozen foods and other edible delicacies; participate in the silent auction; prepare for fall planting with sod and bedding plants. The Pumpkin Patch will be open, and there will be kids games. All proceeds benefit church missions and programs. For more information, call 524-3841.

Library discusses Islam Slave Trade connection
At “Islam and the Slave Trade in the Upper Guinea Coast,” Dr. Assan Sarr, Assistant Professor of History at the College of Charleston, will discuss African Slavery and Islam and the connection with the South Carolina Sea Islands and Gullah culture. All ages welcome. The free event will be Monday, October 15, at 2 p.m., at Penn Center Frissell Hall, St. Helena Island. Contact  Jan O’Rourke at jorourke@bcgov.net or 255-6464 for more information.

Church has open house for child care program
The Parish Church of St. Helena is hosting an open house for its Mom’s Morning Out program. The program is a 3-hour per day weekday program for children 6 months to 3 years old. The Open House will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 507 Newcastle Street, Beaufort. For more information, contact Rosalind Dixon, Director of Nursery Ministry, at 522-1712, ext. 220, or email nursery@islc.net.

Christian Women’s Connection to meet
Beaufort Christian Women’s Connection will hold their October Meeting on Thursday, October 18 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 205 Boundary Street. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is served at noon. The cost of the luncheon and program is $13. The feature presentation and music is Peggy Beck, while the speaker is Pam Morin. Call or email Karen Whitehead at 838-7627 or mommakaren@islc.net.

Island Charities holds third annual race, walk
The Island Charities 3rd Annual 10K & 5K Race and 5K Walk will be held Saturday, October 20, at 5 p.m. on Cat Island. This year’s beneficiaries are Cat Island Builds for Habitat and, as always, a portion will go to the American Cancer Society in honor of Pamela Beales Wentworth. There will be music, drinks and a party atmosphere afterward. The race is $30 for 10K, $25 for 5K, and $20 for 5K walk. To register and to find out more about the event, visit www.theislandcharities.com.

Walk a mile against domestic violence

Join lads and lassies, sprogs and pups to Walk a Mile Against Domestic Violence on Saturday, Oct. 20, at noon at Port Royal’s Festival of the Sea. Meet by the stage at the corner of 8th Street and Paris Avenue. Wear something purple and bring signs to declare: “We arghhh against domestic violence!”

Author Janet Garrity to hold book signings
• Saturday, Oct 20, Noon to 3 p.m. – Nuances on Paris Avenue in Port Royal, will host Janet Garrity for a book signing during Port Royal’s Festival of the Sea. Bring the family for the festival and stop by to meet Janet and buy her book “Goin’ Down the River” at Nuances. Nuances is located at the very end of Paris Avenue. For information: (843) 470-1110.
• Sunday, Oct 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Lowcountry Produce Market & Café, 302 Carteret Street, Beaufort. Stop in for a cup of coffee and bite to eat while you peruse Garrity’s book about the fish camps of the Sea Islands.

Wesley United Methodist has bazaar
The Wesley United Methodist Church Bazaar will be held on Saturday, October 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wesley Education Building located at 810 Duke Street. On sale will be baked goods, plants, canned goods, farmers’ market, books, clothes, art works and frames. Lowcountry fish or rib dinners go on sale at 10:30 a.m., live entertainment begins at 11 a.m. Contact number on the day of the bazaar is 843-524-9487.

Grace & Glory holds ‘Girls for Girls’ event
Grace & Glory Uptown is holding its “Girls for Girls Gathering” on Saturday, October 20 which honors Breast Cancer awareness month by donating 10% of its proceeds from the event to www.breastcancer.org. The “Girls for Girls Gathering” starts at 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the shop located at Newcastle Square on Boundary Street.  The event will offer a drawing for discounts ranging from 20-50% off an item, refreshments and treats. For more information, call Grace & Glory at 843-521-4050.

Spring Island Trust holds native plant sale
Spring Island Trust Fall Native Plant Sale will be Saturday, October 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mobley Oaks Baseball Field, Spring Island (across from the Nature Center). For more information, log on to www.springislandtrust.org and click on the Native Plant Project tab. For directions: Enter on Callawassie Drive (off S.C. 170). Detailed directions will be given at security gate. Please note payment by cash or check only. Proceeds benefit the Spring Island Trust.

Doctor talks digestion at Herban Marketplace
One Saturday, October 20, at 10:30 a.m., Celiac  &  Gluten  Sensitive Individuals present Dr. Moshe Dekel,  MD,  Holistic  Medicine (www.drdekel.com) to talk about digestion. Question and answer,  local  support, taste new gluten free products.  No charge. Herban Marketplace, 1211 Newcastle Square, Beaufort (Behind Talbots). Seating   is   limited,   please   call   to  reserve  at  379-5550 or visit www.herbanmarketplace.com.

Morning of Reflection to be offered at St. Peter
“Morning of Reflection”  to be offered at St. Peter Parish in Beaufort on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Adult Ed Room, Parish Hall of St. Peter’s Church, 70 Lady’s Island Drive. Please come, bring a friend, bring your spouse. The Year of Faith is an opportunity to experience a conversion — to turn back to Jesus and enter into a deeper relationship with Him. The “door of faith” is opened at one’s baptism, but during this year Catholics are called to open it again, walk through it and rediscover and renew their relationship with Christ. If childcare is needed, please contact Deborah at deborahm@catholic.org  or call 575-3742.

Fun fall events support historic preservation
• Historic Beaufort Foundation’s Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens, will be October 26, 27, 28. Tours of private historic houses benefitting preservation in Beaufort.  For tickets and information call 843-379-3331 or visit www.historicbeaufort.org.
• Jewlery Trunk Show by The Island Pearl, entrance through the Verdier House garden, 208 Scott’s Street      Jewelry designed by Leighton Reeve, chosen for the Emmy award gift bags. Saturday, October 27 , 10 am to 5 p.m.   and Sunday, October 28, 10 am to 2 p.m.
• Book Signing:  “Coming Home:  The Southern Vernacular House” by Jim Strickland. In the courtyard of The Verdier House,  Friday October 26,  3-6 pm. Call to reserve your copy.  379-3331.

Studio features Pedal in Pink fitness fundraiser
The Studio Fitness and Nutrition features Pedal in Pink. Spin-It Indoor Cycle classes will be going on from 4 to 7 p.m., on Thursday October, 25. Please reserve a bike: 4, 5 or 6 p.m. times are available. Minimum $10 donations, cash or check only; 100% of proceeds go to Susan G. Komen. The Studio is located at 1304 Boundary Street. Call 843-379-FITT(3488) or visit www.thestudiofitnessandnutrition.com. The After Party will be held just a few doors up at Bricks on Boundary at 7 p.m. with trivia games and specials all night.

DragonBoat Beaufort’s Art Auction Party
On Wednesday, October 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. come celebrate! Music, appetizers, bar and the DragonBoat Beaufort Boutique. Featuring an exciting live art auction limited to 20 artists’ works juried into auction. All non-auction art will be hung throughout ARTworks for your viewing and buying pleasure. Everyone is welcome! $5 admission per person donation suggested. ARTworks, 2127 Boundary Street. 50% of the art proceeds go to support DragonBoat Beaufort’s cancer survivor missions, 50% to the artist. Info: dragonboatbeaufort@gmail.com.

Habersham Harvest Festival celebrates fall
The Fourth Annual Habersham Harvest Festival will be held Saturday, October 27, from 12-6 p.m. in the Habersham Marketplace, located at 13 Market St. off of Joe Frazier Rd. in Beaufort. The event will feature live music, festive fall decor and activities, family friendly entertainment (hayrides, face painting, bouncy houses, games, hay rides and more) and a regionally expanded farmer’s market with over 75 food, drink and arts and crafts vendors. There is no admission fee.

Decorative painting with Rhonda Smith
Saturday, October 27, 9 to 5pm, Artist Rhonda Smith leads a workshop in decorative painting with acrylics, in the folklife style of American tole. Focusing on a seashell motif, participants will learn techniques such as shading and highlighting, to decorate a wooden box suitable for jewelry and keepsakes. All supplies included: box, paints, brushes, and pattern packet. Fuel, in the form of lunch, is also provided, This workshop is limited to seven people, and costs $70. Rhonda Smith is an established arts instructor and member of the Society of Decorative Painters, the Decoart Helping Artist program, and a One Stroke Painting certified instructor. To register, contact ARTworks at 843-379-2787 and artsoffice@beaufortcountyarts.com. ARTworks is located in Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary Street, Beaufort.

Carolina v. Clemson is JSLB blood drive
The JSLB Carolina vs. Clemson Blood Drive on Thursday, November 15, will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Blood Drive will be held at the Jasmine Room at the Quality Inn at Town Center. Log on to www.igiveblood.com (use fund code 6011), and make an appointment online to donate. Please contact Sheila Miley, sheila@robinsongrant.com, if you have any questions or visit www.jslbeaufort.org.