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Upcoming events at the Beaufort library
The following library sponsored events are scheduled for the month of September to take place at the Beaufort Branch Library:
• Guitar 101 Thursday, September 8th at 5:30 p.m. Interested in learning how to play guitar? Bring your acoustic guitar to the library and begin learning basic chords in this group guitar lesson series which will meet monthly.
• Second Saturday Movie Matinee: Saturday, September 10th at 2:30 p.m. at the Beaufort Branch Library. Join us for a free showing of “Jumping the Broom.” Popcorn and soda are provided at no charge. All ages welcome!
• Beaufort Book Club: Thursday, September 15th at 5:30 p.m. at the Beaufort Branch Library. Join the Beaufort Book Club as they meet to discuss the book, “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave on Thursday, September 15th at 5:30 p.m. at the Beaufort Branch Library. Participation in this group is free and open to all.
• Inspirational Book Club: Wednesday, September 28th at 10:30 a.m. at the Beaufort Branch Library.  Join the Inspirational Book Club for a book discussion of “Unbroken” by Lauren Hillenbrand.

Beaufort Women’s Center support group
If you are a post-abortion woman struggling through the pain of issues relating to an abortion experience, there is healing and hope! The Beaufort Women’s Center is offering abortion recovery assistance through “Healing Hearts”,  a 10-week support group that will meet at the Center on Thursday evenings from 6:30-9 p.m. beginning September 8.   All inquiries are confidential. Seating is limited. Call 843-525-0300 today and let the healing begin. Ask for Susanne or Donna for more details.

Sportfishing club holds monthly meeting
The Beaufort Sportfishing Diving Club’s September meeting will be held Thursday, September 8 at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located off of Meridian Road on Lady’s Island. The social begins at 6:30 and the meeting begins at 7 p.m.  The club’s very own Female Angler of the year Carol Currin will be the guest speaker.  Her topic will be inshore fishing from a female perspective and what is expected of your fishing partner.  This should be a very interesting topic along with providing rods, reels, and different type of rigs for various species. You do not need to be a member and guests are always welcomed.  For additional information please call Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2020.

Local DAR chapter to hold gathering
The Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold their next meeting on Thursday, September, 9 at 2 p.m., gathering at the Clubhouse at the Islands of Beaufort. The speaker will be Ms. Julie Good, Executive
Director of Historic Beaufort Foundation and the topic of her talk will be “Our Future is Here.” Hostesses will be Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Henson, Ms. Heyward and Mrs. McKenney. For additional information, please call Chapter Regent Nancy Crowther at 524-0134.

Book signing at McIntosh Book Shoppe
Randy Bazemore and Warner McGee will be signing their new book “The Legend of the Putter Frog of Frogmore, SC” on Saturday, September 10 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at McIntosh Book Shoppe, in the Old Bay Market Place, 917 Bay St., Beaufort.  843-524-1119.

Lowcountry Civil War round table to be held
Join us on Wednesday, September, 14, at 6:45 p.m. in the Bluffton High School Auditorium on McCracken Circle off Buckwalter Parkway for a very interesting presentation on the “Republic in Peril: The Threat of Foreign Intervention in the Civil War” by Dr. Howard Jones. Dr. Jones is University Research Professor and chair of the Department of History at the University of Alabama. He received his doctorate from Indiana University and was on the faculty at the University of Nebraska before his present position at the University of Alabama, where he teaches courses in American foreign relations. Dr. Jones is perhaps best known for writing the book on which Steven Spielberg’s powerful movie “Amistad” is based, the story of a group Africans kidnapped for slave trade who turn on their captors in a bid to return to their homeland. Guests attending the meeting at 6:45 p.m. must pay $10 each at the door. For more information, call Chris Clayton, LCWRT President at 843-681-1956, or go to the LCWRT website at www.lcwrt.squarespace.com.

Bay Street Outfitters hosts fly fishers meeting
The Sea Island Fly Fishers meeting is scheduled for September 14, 6 p.m., at Bay Street Outfitters in Beaufort. Following a social hour the program will feature Capt. Tuck Scott speaking on “Match the Hatch (Salt Water)”. Scott, the head guide at BSO, will discuss how fish see prey and why different flys work in different seasons and conditions. There is no charge and the club welcomes anyone interested in the sport, especially beginners. Visit www.flyfishingbeaufort.com for more club information, or call Jack Baggette at 522-8911.

Sea Island Quilters to hold meeting
The Sea Island Quilters will meet Thursday, September 15, 6 p.m. in the Garden Room of Quality Inn on Boundary Street. The speaker for the evening will be Janet Swan quilt maker, who will show off her awesome trunk show of quilts in numerous sizes and various styles including pieced and appliquéd. For details call Helen Goldman, 525-6155.

Don’t forget about the Yemassee Shrimp Fest
Yemassee Shrimp Festival will be held Friday through Sunday, Sept. 16-18. For more information, call  (843)589-2120  or www.yemassee.net.

Upcoming Pet Fair to benefit United Hospice
On September 17, at United Hospice of Beaufort, 1605 North Street, there will be an adoption fair, dog show, pet boutique, photos with your pet and more. Proceeds to benefit The United Hospice Foundation. For more information, call 843-522-0476.

Beaufort Kennel Club offers obedience classes
Beaufort Kennel Club will be offering a series of Dog Obedience Classes at Beaufort Academy starting on Saturday, September 17. Cost is $90. For more information and to register, please call 843-986-0834.

Lunch and Learn at farmers market
What’s all the hoopla about hoop houses?  Come to the Port Royal Farmers Market on Saturday, September 17, where Master Gardener Alice Massey will continue the “Lunch and Learn” series with a demonstration on easy to make PVC pipe hoop houses. Simple to erect and take down, these temporary structures are used to extend the growing season for vegetables, hold grow-lights or protect tender tropicals from winter damage. The open air classes are free and begin at 11:30 under behind the Master Gardener table.  Be sure to bring a folding chair and your market basket.

Register now for Business Expo 2011
Registration is now open for booths at the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo 2011.  This year’s expo is scheduled for Tuesday, September 20 at the Beaufort Holiday Inn & Suites. The Expo will take place from 12 – 5 p.m. and will be followed by our September Business After Hours from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Contact Amy Kaylor at 843.525.8524 or email amy@beaufortsc.org with questions or for more details.

Safe boating course offered to the public
Beaufort Sail & Power Squadron’s Public Safe Boating Course begins Tuesday, September 20 at the Port Royal Town Hall, 700 Paris Ave., Port Royal. The class is limited to 40 and will continue for eight additional Tuesdays. A class for boating on local waters is included. This course satisfies the state registration requirement allowing persons under 16 to operate a boat with more than 15 HP without adult supervision and meets SC and National Association of State Boating Law Administrators requirements for certification in the U.S. and Canada. Many insurance companies give a discount for successfully completing approved boating
courses. To preregister before September 20, call 843-812-6457 or safeboatingcourse@yahoo.com or mail a check for $75 ($115 per couple) payable to BSPS to Tom Mobley, 139 Sunset Blvd., Beaufort. Walk-in registration on space available basis is from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Sept. 17 and from 5-6 p.m. on Sept. 20 at Port Royal Town Hall. The cost is $75 or $115 per couple and includes course manual and CD, plotter and dividers needed from charting work.

Beaufort snowboard, ski club to meet
The Beaufort Ski/Snowboard Club will have a meeting/greeting at Brick’s on Boundary on Fri., Sept. 23, at 6 p.m.  The owner, Josh Poticha has joined our club as well, and he’s offering great specials!  We will be discussing upcoming trips and activities as well as enjoying fellowship and networking.  Anyone with interest is welcome! For additional information, contact Julie at tugboatjulie@yahoo.com.

Get ready for annual Youth Conference
The 19th Annual Beaufort County Youth Conference will be held September 24 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, 914 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. This free conference is planned by teens, for teens. All middle and high school students are invited to participate. There will be workshops, T-shirts, lunch and entertainment. For more information/registration, call Carrie at 812-4399 or Theresa at 838-7922.

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