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Alzheimer’s support group meetings offered
An afternoon of food, fellowship and fun will be had at the Parkinson’s Support Group of the Lowcountry’s next meeting on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 1:30 p.m. at Helena House in Port Royal. The group will meet to discuss its plans for the upcoming New Year and enjoy some festive refreshments. The monthly support group meetings are held at Helena House on Paris Avenue in Port Royal (across from the U.S. Post Office) on the first Thursday of every month. The meetings are free and open to anyone who is living with Parkinson’s Disease or who is a caregiver or has a loved one suffering from Parkinson’s. For more information or to arrange transportation, contact Rose at Helena House at 843-982-0233 or e-mail rewing@alcco.com.

Driver safety course free for military, veterans
Learn defensive driving strategies and qualify for auto insurance discounts! Driver safety expert Harry Ammon conducts a widely acclaimed six-hour AARP course, Friday, November 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with lunch break) at Summit Place of Beaufort, 1119 Pickpocket Plantation Dr., Beaufort. Open to all, 26 and older. Non-AARP, $14; member discount; free for military, veterans and dependents. Reserve your seat now by calling 843-521-1941.

Dr. Sue Morter speaks about energy medicine
Therapeutic Solutions is thrilled to welcome Dr. Sue Morter, authority of bridging science, spirit and human possibility to Beaufort for a one or three day program, Nov 30,  Dec. 1-2. International speaker, Master of Bio-Energetic Medicine and Quantum Field visionary, Dr. Sue utilizes the embodiment of high frequency energy patterns to activate full human potential. Through her seminars, she illuminates the relationships of quantum thoughts and energy medicine. Dr. Sue’s visionary model and techniques ignite an entirely new approach to living in creative genius and personal freedom through capturing and enhancing high-frequency energy patterns in the body. She draws from her experience as a doctor for more than 30 years, inspiration from a life-changing awakening during meditation, and her personal passion for cracking the code of life itself. Her greatest joy is sharing her discoveries with others.
The program will be held at Quality Inn Beaufort Town Center.  To register go to www.morterinstitute.com/moregan.html or call 843-524-2554 for more information.

Fripp Island Friends of Music has piano duo
Fripp Island Friends of Music presents a long anticipated encore performance. Winners of countless competitions, Marina Lomazov and Joseph Rackers have an international reputation for their stunning artistry and interpretation. They will play solo and four-hand at a performance Sunday, December 2, at 5 p.m. at the Fripp Island Community Center. Tickets at the door: Adults $25 per person/$10 for students. Meet the artists at a catered event following the performance. For more information, call 843-838-6655 or visit www.islc.net/friendsofmusic.

Upcoming, ongoing events at the library
• Saturday Holiday Movie Marathon
There will be holiday movies on the big screen all day, popcorn and drinks provided; free and open to all ages. Saturday, December 8, from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. at the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort. Call ahead for film selections.
• Beaufort Railroaders Model Train Exhibit
Jointly presented by the club and the library, the show features multiple model train layouts in scales from grand to tiny. The free exhibit will be open December 11-15 at the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott Street. Call 255-6441 to schedule group tours.

Aquarian Lightworkers Women’s Retreat
The Aquarian Lightworkers Women’s Retreat will be held on Fripp Island from 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 until 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. There will be meditations, qigong healing forms, restorative yoga, food healing demonstration and cooking with Qi, inspirational mini-workshops, private time and personal mini-healing sessions, powerful breathwork and healing circle, and winter solstice drum/dance party. The cost is $355 to $400, so give yourself the gift of health and well-being. To register, contact Dottie Curtis, LMT, IC, 843-252-7716 or dotcurtis@centurylink.net.

Lulu Burgess welcomes well-known silhouettist
Silhouettes by nationally known artist Clay Rice, grandson of Carew Rice, “America’s Greatest Silhouettist,” will be at Lulu Burgess on December 15. Silhouettes are the perfect Christmas gift! Lulu Burgess is at 917 Bay Street, Beaufort. Call 843-524-5858 for an appointment. Silhouettes are $42 per person for two copies.

Black Chamber of Commerce to hold Friday networking event
The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will have its First Friday Networking Event on December 7 hosted by the Law Office of Clifford Bush, III located at 28 Old Jericho Road in Beaufort. Join us from 6 to 8 p.m. for the last event of the year where, “working together, we can make a difference.”  There will be light refreshments. For more information, call 843-986-1102.

TCL Women hosting toy and food drive
The Low Country Womens’ Fellowship, also known as “TLC Women,” aims to empower women through Tender Loving Care, while touching the lives of others in the community. They are hosting their first holiday luncheon and toy and food drive. The luncheon will take place on December 15 at 1 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn on Boundary Street. The primary goal of this event is to increase the awareness of and to meet social needs within the community. This event promises to be filled with lots of food, fun and holiday surprises. In support of the toy and food drive, guests are asked to optionally bring or drop off a non-perishable food item, clothing item and/or a toy. Tickets are $20.  For  tickets or questions, please contact  Tonya Johnson Phillips at 843-322-0262.

Sportfishing and diving club to have meeting
The Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club’s December meeting will be held Thursday, December 13 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 pm. Al Stokes, General Manager of the Waddell Mariculture Center, will be the guest speaker. You do not need a reservation and guests are always welcome. For additional information, contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2020.

Boys & Girls Club thrift store needs donations
The Boys & Girls Club Thrift Store at 1211 Harrington Street, Beaufort is currently looking for volunteers and donations. We can provide a tax deductible receipt accepted by the IRS for any donations. All proceeds go directly to the local Boys & Girls Club. Please stop by or call 379.6350 for more information.

United Way ‘40 Under Forty’ has wine tasting
United Way hosts 40 under Forty emerging leaders at wine tasting, networking event Tuesday, Dec. 4. With a goal of creating the next generation of non-profit community leaders, United Way of the Lowcountry will host a holiday gathering for its Emerging Leaders Dec. 4 on Hilton Head Island. The group, called 40 Under Forty because it seeks 40 members under the age of 40, will enjoy wine-tasting and business networking from 6-8 p.m. at Michael Anthony’s. Admission: Bring an unwrapped toy.
For more information or to RSVP, call Bethany Marcinkowski at 837-2000.

Antique and classic car show at Habersham
The Classic Car & Truck Club of Beaufort has invited members of other area car clubs to come to Habersham Marketplace on Saturday, December 1st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to display their cars.  There will be trophies, door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and a surprise visitor from the North Pole. Billy Drysdale will provide live music, and there will be a bake sale of homemade goodies, as well as some “automobilia” for sale.
There is no admission charge for the public, and car exhibitors will be asked to make a small tax-deductible donation.  This second annual event is to benefit “Thumbs Up,” a nonprofit year-round afterschool learning center for referred elementary school students.

Upcoming classes at Carolina Stamper
• Oyster Shell Wreath Class: Saturday, December 1, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $37. Come make an oyster shell wreath that can be used in many different ways! Students need to bring a high temperature glue gun and hot glue. The higher temperature gun will keep the shells in place. All other supplies included in class cost. Call to reserve your seat.
• Beaded Bracelet and Earring  Class: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Once you learn the techniques from the bracelet class, you will be able to create your very own beaded necklace. The class is $32, plus supplies. Remember to bring your eye glasses if you need magnification.
Carolina Stamper is located at 203 Carteret Street, downtown Beaufort. To sign up for classes, call 843-522-9966.

Main Street Beaufort holds marketing forum
Main Street Beaufort, USA invites the community to a public forum for a branding/marketing charrette for Downtown Beaufort, Wednesday, December 12 at 5 p.m. The forum will be held in the Dolphin Room at the Best Western Sea Island Inn.
Main Street Beaufort has contracted Arnett Muldrow & Associates from Greenville to facilitate six roundtable sessions from December 12-14. Information gathered at the sessions will be used to develop a brand for Downtown Beaufort.
RSVPs are requested and can be made by calling the Main Street Beaufort office at 843-525-6644.