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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.

Fun fall events support historic preservation 

• Jewelry 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 p.m. Call to reserve your copy.  379-3331.

Cookbook author to hold book signing

Pat Branning, author of the cookbook “Shrimp, Collards and Grits” will be signing copies of her book on Friday, October 26 from 1-4 p.m. at McIntosh Book Shoppe on Bay Street in Beaufort.  Call 524-1119.

Howling Halloween Party will be at Hemingway’s 

Enjoy Beaufort’s only Canine Halloween Costume Contest and join Chain Free Beaufort at it’s Howling Halloween Party at Hemingway’s Bistro on Sunday, October 28, from 12 to 3 p.m. Bring your pooch and have fun in the canine costume contest with prizes, entertainment by Donna Patrick, Silent Auction, giveaways, food, drinks, kids’ activities and more. All proceeds benefit Chain Free Beaufort. For more information, please visit www.ChainFreeBeaufort.org. Hemingway’s is located at 920 Bay Street.

Sandbar & Grill hosts costume contest party

Friday, October 26 at 8 p.m. celebrate Halloween! Costume Contest with a $200 first place prize. Music, games, and more prizes at The Sandbar & Grill in The Beaufort Plaza next to the movie theater (41-B Robert Smalls Parkway).

Fripp Audubon presents naturalist Bouknight

South Carolinian naturalist/photographer Marvin Bouknight provides his unique birding perspective at Fripp Island’s Community Centre, Oct. 25, 7 p.m. He’ll spotlight “sexy” birds we eagerly seek, while reminding us about the fascinating details and behavior of those “common” birds we’ve come to ignore, the “ordinary” birds that made us passionate birdwatchers in the first place. Free for all. Visitors get free pass at Fripp gate. “Meet-‘n’-Greet,” 6 p.m. Visit www.islc.net/audubon or contact pete.richards@comcast.net  or call 843-441-2153.

Fiber Artists of Beaufort will have first group show 

Fiber Artists of Beaufort (FAB) will exhibit their work at their first group show, “Collective Works by Contemporary Fiber Artists,” at Tabby Fabric and Studio, 910 Port Republic St. A reception, which is open to the public, will be held on Friday, Oct. 26 from 5-8 p.m. and the show will continue from 10 a.m. -5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28.

PALS celebrates with Halloween Carnival

Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services (PALS) will celebrate the Halloween season with a carnival and haunted house at the Buckwalter Regional Park in Bluffton.The carnival will be held Saturday, October 27 from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Games and unlimited bounce-house tickets will be available for purchase. The haunted house will open Thursday, October 25 through Tuesday, October 30. Doors will creak open at 7 p.m. and will remain open until the last goblin leaves. Admission is $5 for ages 13 years and older and $3 for those age 12 and younger. Buckwalter Regional Park is located at 905 Buckwalter Parkway.

Church presents free Friday Organ Concerts 

Anne Marcure returns to the Parish Church of St. Helena to perform the second in the fall series of Friday Organ Concerts at Noon held at the Beaufort church on Friday, October 26. This will be the second of four concerts featuring former organists/music directors of the local Episcopal Church over the past 20 years. After leaving the Beaufort area, she returned to New England in 1998 where she served Episcopal parishes. She retired in January as director of music ministries at St. Stephen’s Parish in Pittsfield, Ma. These 45-minute midday concerts are free and open to the public.  For more information, contact the Pat Gould, the music director at the church, at patgould@islc.net or 843-522-1712 or visit www.sthelenas1712.org.

Habersham hosts Harvest Festival

The Habersham Marketplace, located at 13 Market St., will host the Fourth Annual Habersham Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 27, from 12-6 p.m. The festival is a one-day regionally expanded farmer’s market and a celebration of food, fun, art, music and entertainment There is no cost to attend and food and drink will be available for purchase. For more information, visit www.habershamharvestfestival.com.

Beaufort Women’s Center has open house

If you have ever wondered about what goes on at the Beaufort Women’s Center, you are invited to a “Getting Acquainted” event on Tuesday, October 30, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  There are numerous volunteer opportunities available. Is God calling you? Would you consider giving 3 to 4 hours a week, the time it takes to go to dinner and a movie?   Henry Blackaby in “Experiencing God” says, “See where God is working and then join Him there”.  God is definitely working at the Beaufort Women’s Center. It’s a free event and light refreshments will be provided. The BWC is located at 21A Marshellen Drive, Belleview Business Park, Beaufort. Contact 525-0300 for more information or visit the website at www.beaufortwomenscenter.org.

Beaufort Therapy Dogs to hold training test

Would you like to see if your dog has what it takes to be a therapy dog?
Beaufort Chapter No. 229 of Therapy Dogs International will host a therapy
dog test at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at BayView Manor LLC, 11 S. Todd Dr.
in Beaufort. For information on TDI and on what is included in the test, visit the TDI website at www.tdi-dog.org.  Only dogs who are being tested should attend this event. For
more information or to register, call Chapter 229 Director Dick Hoagland at
522-2073 or e-mail Merle Hoagland at merle13@embarqmail.com.

Birth Network of the Lowcountry has event

The Birth Network of the Lowcountry, a group of mothers and fathers, birth professionals, health practitioners, caregivers, and lovers of birth and babies, is a local 502(C)3 chapter of the BirthNetwork National. They are committed to supporting families and babies before, during and after birth by promoting awareness and availability of Mother-Friendly maternity care as presented in the Mother-Friendly Initiative. The first community event will be Saturday, October 27 from 1-5 p.m. at the Chelsea Medical Center Library (located at 721 North Okatie, S.C. 170 in Ridgeland.) They will be screening the movie “Doula! The Ultimate Birth Companion,” and holding a panel discussion. For more information, please contact Alia Manning-Davis, aliamanning@hotmail.com or 816-820-3775; Ifetayo White, neesamoon@gmail.com or 843-271-1923.

Rotary Club has 16th annual oyster roast

Rotary Club of The Lowcountry presents the 16th Annual Family Oyster Roast Saturday, November 3 at 6 p.m. in Live Oaks Park in Port Royal. Join us for our silent and live auction, music, hot dogs, chili, beer, wine and door prizes plus all the oysters you can eat! Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the gate, children under 10 free. Call Jeff Althoff at 812-2921 or Charlotte Gonzales at 575-2366 for tickets. Experience one of the best oyster roasts in Beaufort!

Zonta Club holds annual oyster roast

Come to the Zonta Club of Beaufort Annual Oyster Roast, Saturday, November 17 at Live Oaks Park from 6 to 9 p.m. Along with oysters and beer there will be hotdogs, chili, soft drinks and desserts. Fun for the whole family! Pre-purchased tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the gate. Children under 12 are free. All proceeds from the sale of tickets will go toward scholarships for Beaufort women and local community projects. You may purchase tickets in advance at Hair Studio, 280 Parris Island Gateway, 843-525-1224; Myrna Breland, CPA, 81 Sams Point Rd., 843-986-1175;  and at Carolina Floral Design, next to Kmart, 843-524-7900.

Musicians welcome to Pickin’ By the River

Pickin By The River willl be at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park on Saturday, Nov 3, from noon till 5:30 p.m. All Acoustic Bluegrass, Old Time Country and Folk Music Stage Show and open jams through out the park; beginner through advanced musicians welcome. Please no amplifiers, alcohol or drums. For more information, call Pat at 379-9084

Carolina v. Clemson at 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.

Beaufort Church of Christ holds revival

This is a special invitation for you and your family: We welcome you to the Beaufort Church of Christ “Where All the Doors Swing Loose on Welcome Hinges to You and to Yours!” for our 7th Anniversary Gospel Meeting and Revival!  Our Theme Is: “God Can Make You Well In 2012!” From November 11 to 15. Sunday, November 11, is Family & Friends Day With A Special Focus on Singles Minister Jonas Gadson — known as “Mr. Enthusiastic” will deliver three “Educational, Inspirational & Motivational” Messages from the Word of God. Services are 10 a.m.; 11:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The Gospel Meeting/Revival continues Monday through Thurs. at 7:30 p.m. nightly. We have four Guest Ministers who will deliver  “Purposeful, Powerful & Positive” messages each night. Everything is held at the Beaufort Church of Christ, 170 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort, down the street from the Golden Corral, next to Beaufort Liquidation. The event is free and the public is invited. For additional information, call (843) 524-4281, (843) 379-8145 or email jg@jonasbonus.com, or visit www.BeaufortCoC.com.