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Food, toy donations accepted to help needy

KingTerry’s, Cleaning Services — 194 Detour Road, Seabrook — will be holding a food drive on December 21 to help neighbors through the Christmas Holidays. KingTerry’s helps citizens and individuals in need throughout the community. Help the less fortunate by supplying food, funds and/or new or used toys for these families. Food, funds and/or toys can be picked-up or dropped off at The TLC Thrift Store between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., located next door to Staples. For additional information, feel free to contact Allen Terry (Food Drive Coordinator at 843-575-1574) or Pastor Ron (TLC Ministry at 843-476-9767).

Visit art exhibit at Penn Center museum

Visit the York W. Bailey Museum & Gift Shop at Penn Center National Historic Landmark District to view the exhibit on “Slavery by Another Name” Paintings & Assemblages.

Dates: December 22, 27 and 30.

Times: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Admission: Adults  $5 & Youth $3

Where: On the historic campus of Penn Center at 38 Penn Center Circle West, St. Helena Island, SC

Contact: 843-838-2474

Visit:  www.penncenter.com.

Community Bible holds candlelight service

A Christmas Eve candlelight service will be offered by Community Bible Church, 638 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. The 55 minute event begins at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24 and will feature a selection of sacred and traditional musical numbers and carols intended to bring families into the spirit of Christmas.

YMCA Rockin’ Lock-in will be New Year’s Eve

The YMCA of Beaufort County is hosting a lock-in for children ages 7-13. The lock-in will be New Year’s Eve on Monday, December 31 at 6 p.m. until 8 a.m. Tuesday, January 1, 2013.

This event will be 14 hours packed full of fun activities for your child including, rolling video game bus, Wii, Tux the Clown, Karaoke, 5-on-5 sports tournaments, swimming, crafts, a midnight talent show and much more!

Parents can expect a fun and safe environment in a fully monitored facility and an experienced staff team.

Kids are asked to bring swim gear, a sleeping bag and pillow.

Stop by the Wardle Family YMCA on 1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal to register for this event.  The cost is $25 per child ages 7-13. Call 843-522-9622.

Annual Pelican Plunge held on Hunting Island

The fifth annual Pelican Plunge will be held January 1, 2013, at Hunting Island State Park at 1 p.m.; registration begins at noon at the lighthouse. Personal and team pledges benefit the park’s Discover Carolina — a program that teaches hands on curriculum-based science lessons to third, fifth and seventh grades in Beaufort County. For more information, call 843-838-2011 or visit www.friendsofhuntingisland.org.

You might be able to go down in BBQ history

A History of Barbecue in South Carolina is being written by Lake High, President of the South Carolina Barbecue Association. He is under contract to The History Press, which wants to distribute this new book in 2013. High is looking for photographs, old newspaper ads, memorabilia, barbecue recollections and other information that will help tell the story of South Carolina barbecue. He will contact you, pick up any materials you may have, make a digital copy and return all materials safely back to the donor.  He also wants to hear from anyone who operated an early barbecue stand or restaurant anywhere in the state. You may contact him at Lhigh1@sc.rr.com or at 803-782-9595.

Famous photographer coming to Beaufort 

In the world of nature photography, one name stands out: Charles Glatzer.  He is recognized worldwide as the absolute master of light.  Publisher, write, mentor, teacher, photo entrepreneur, his is legendary.  As one of the most sought-after digital nature photographic instructors, the Photography Club of Beaufort is bringing him to Beaufort on Sunday, January 13 for a comprehensive four-hour workshop.  Special emphasis will be placed in creating images with visual and emotional impact, using creative techniques, compositional elements and light. This workshop will enhance your technical ability and visual sense and take your images to the next level. Registration is limited. $65 by December 22.  Late fees apply after Dec. 22. Contact john@wollwerthimagery.com or call 379-7716. www.photoclubbeaufort.com.

January events at the Beaufort branch library

• Alfred Hitchcock Film Series

Description:  Join us for the showing of classic Alfred Hitchcock movies on the big screen.

Date and Time: Tuesday, January 8 at 2 p.m., Tuesday, January 15 at 2 p.m., Tuesday, January 22 at 2 p.m., and Tuesday, January 29 at 2 p.m.

Location: Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC 29902

Price:  Free. Everyone is welcome.

Call ahead or email for film selections. 843-255-6458, or sinman@bcgov.net; www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Second Saturday Family Movie

Description:  The library will be showing a newly released film on the big screen every second Saturday of the month

Date and time:  Saturday, January 12 at 2 p.m. in the Beaufort Programming Room

Location:  Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC 29902

Price:  Free!

• Beaufort Book Club

Description: The club will be discussing “The Conjurer” by EV MacQuint. A visit from the author is also expected.

Date and time:  Thursday, January 17 at 5:30 p.m.

Location:  Beaufort Branch Library, Old South Carolina Room, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC 29902

Price:  Free

Contact: 843-255-6443, or fhays@bcgov.net or visiit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Sign up to become a Red Cross volunteer

The Red Cross is looking for volunteers and is offering classes (for free) through the Palmetto Service Center. The Red Cross has deployed 40 disaster service workers to help with Hurricane Sandy in the Northeast and continues to provide support to those affected by local disasters, such as home fires. In November alone, the organization assisted 153 individuals affected by home fires. Most of the Red Cross workers responding to these incidents are volunteers, trained by the Red Cross. These classes will enable to train new volunteers and strengthen their volunteer base as resources are extended both locally and nationally.

New Volunteer/Disaster Services Orientation Classes starting in January 2013:

• January 12: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

• January 22: 6 to 9 p.m.

• February 13: 6 to 9 p.m.

• March 14: 6 to 9 p.m.

• March 26: 6 to 9 p.m.

April 11: 6 to 9 p.m.

April 23: 6 to 9 p.m.

The classes listed will be held at the Palmetto Service Center at 59 Sheridan Park Circle in Bluffton. Call 843-757-7437 for more information.

Black chamber to hold small business class

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce in partnership with SCORE will offer a small business overview class.  There will be sessions on Monday, January 14; Wednesday, January 16; and Friday, January 18 at 10 a.m. and at 6 p.m.  All interested persons can attend for information on developing and using business plans as well as financial and marketing plans.  This business development program is designed to help new and established entrepreneurs improve their skills and influence the success of their businesses.  Classes will be held at the chamber office located at 801 Bladen Street, Beaufort.  Interested, call 843-986-1102.

AARP to offer safety driving course

On Friday Jan 25, 2013, an AARP Driver Safety Class will be given at Summit Place Of Beaufort, 1119 Pickpocket Plantation Dr, Beaufort (behind Applebees) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This course is open to drivers age 26 and above. Cost is $14 for nonmembers and $12 for AARP members. Class size is limited. To register, call 843-521-1941. The course teaches proven safety strategies that sharpen skills and build and maintain confidence behind the wheel. A completion certificate is issued for your auto insurance discount.