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‘Jubilee of Freedom’ will be performed at USCB

Beaufort County Historical Society, Coastal States Bank and the Mitchelville Preservation Project  will present Jubilee of Freedom Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation at the University Performing Arts Center, 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31. This historical document was originally read in Beaufort on Jan, 1, 1863; the 13th Amendment to the Constitution was presented to Congress of Jan. 31, 1863. Tickets are $20 and $15 for Beaufort County Historical Society members/seniors/and students. Tickets are available by calling the USCB Performing Arts Center at 843-521-4145. For more information, contact Pamela Ovens-President at sail@singlestar.us or call 843-785-2767 or www.beaufortcountyhistoricalsociety.org.

Exchange Club presents school Freedom Shrine 

Celebrating the proud heritage that all Americans share, the Exchange Club of Beaufort will dedicate a Freedom Shrine at Riverview Charter School on Friday, February 1. Several school children will sing patriotic songs and the National President Elect, Don Wright will be in attendance. The Freedom Shrine is a collection of photographic reproductions of original documents from American history. For more information about this event or to join, call Angel Flewelling at 525-0102.

Lowcountry Produce presents live jazz trio

Friday, February 1,  from 6 to 9 p.m., Lowcountry Produce Market and Café on Carteret Street will hold a wonderful live performance by the fabulous Norm Gagne Trio. Starring Norm Gagne on keyboard, Penney Dawson on vocals and Bruce Spradley on bass, with special guest singers Velma Polk and Elaine Lake. The Norm Gagne Trio plays classic jazz standards and tunes from the Great American Songbook.

Black chamber holds First Friday Networking

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will have its First Friday Networking Event from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 1 at H&H ComproTax Beaufort located at 901 Bladen Street in Beaufort.  There will be drawings, prizes, and refreshments. Tax Tips for Businesses will be discussed. For more information call 843-986-1102.

Beaufort Kennel Club has obedience classes

Beaufort Kennel Club’s Spring Obedience Classes will start on Saturday, February 2 and run through March 9. The six classes will cover sit, down, walk on leash, come, and solutions to doggie training issues at home. Cost is $90. Please call Marilyn at 843-986-0834 to register and further details.

Monthly Parkinson’s meeting has speaker

Those living with Parkinson’s Disease will hear helpful nutrition tips on Thursday, Feb. 7, when Margaret Crossen, a registered dietician, discusses how a Parkinson’s patient’s diet can affect their overall health and wellness. Ms. Crossen has more than 30 years of experience managing the nutritional needs of those living with Parkinson’s and other chronic diseases. She will speak at the monthly Parkinson Support Group meeting at 1:30 p.m. held at Helena House on Paris Avenue in Port Royal. 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.

Presbyterian Church to hold Bible Study

The First Scots Independent Presbyterian Church of Beaufort will begin a Bible Study Series on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 9:30 a.m. at 2710 Depot Road Beaufort. Guest Bible Study Leader: Dr. Richard Akers firstscotsbft@gmail.com 843-271-1795.

BHS Green Booster Club holds oyster roast

The Beaufort High School Big Green Booster Club will hold its annual oyster roast fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 5 to 10 p.m. at Live Oaks Park in Port Royal. Tickets are $25 each or $40 per couple. All proceeds go to support Beaufort High School athletic programs.  Ticket price includes oysters, hot dogs, beer and wine. There will a silent auction as well as live entertainment by Mark Bonds.  Tickets will be available at the event or call Jonolyn Ferreri at 843-986-4093 or Benji Hill at 843-986-7169.

Beaufort Lion Club holds pancake breakfast

The Beaufort Lions Club invites you to a Pancake Breakfast on February 9 at Sea Island Presbyterian Church at 81 Lady’s Island Drive from 8-11 a.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children and can be purchased at the door or by calling Bob Griffith at 838-0098. Funds raised from this event will be used to purchase the latest eye screening device called Plusoptix which costs nearly $6,000.

TCL Women hold first Valentine Luncheon

The Low Country Women’s Fellowship invites you to join them on Saturday, February 9, for their first annual TLC Women’s Valentine Luncheon. The purpose of this luncheon is to provide food, fun and fellowship around the Valentine’s holiday. Activities also include creating Valentine’s Card for local nursing home residents. The luncheon will be Saturday, February 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Cat Island Pub & Grill, Sanctuary Golf Club, Cat Island.

Bay Street Outfitters hosts fly fishers meeting

The next meeting of the Sea Island Fly Fishers will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Bay Street Outfitters in Beaufort.  Following a social hour at 6 p.m., the featured program will be on finding redfish. Longtime local guide Jack Brown will describe what to look for during various times of the year in order to locate the number one fly fishing target. A veteran Lowcountry guide, Jack will share the patterns and habits which reds follow and how to narrow down potential fishing spots. The public is invited to attend and there is no charge.  Persons interested in fly fishing, especially salt water, are urged to join the group.  Call Jack Baggette at 843-522-8911 with any questions and visit www.flyfishingbeaufort.com.

CODA to hold 5K Race4Love Run/Walk

Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse (CODA) will hold the inaugural Race4Love 5K Run/Walk on Cat Island on February 16, at 10 a.m.  The course will traverse Cat Island’s scenic neighborhoods and Sanctuary Golf Course, located at 8 Waveland Avenue, Beaufort. Fees are $25 for the run and $20 for the walk and will increase to $30/$25 for race day registration. Race times will be recorded. All kids 10 and under will receive an award. Please visit www.codalowcountry.org/race to register.

Spaghetti Dinner raises funds for scholarships

The local Yellow Footprints Detachment of the Marine Corps League’s Scholarship Fund Committee is serving a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 1 to 6 p.m., at AmVets Hall on Ribaut Road, Port Royal. The dinner is being cooked and served by members of the Detachment’s Scholarship Fund committee, and donations collected will go to support local Marine families. Tickets are $10, and can be purchased at the door.  Advance tickets can be purchased at the following locations: The Corps Store, 2535 Boundary St., and Computer Dynamics, 399-B Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort; Der Teufelhund, 13-B Marina Blvd., and Sushi Sakana, 860 Parris Island Gateway, Port Royal; and Spectrum Graphics, 196 Sam’s Point Road, Lady’s Island.

Beaufort Junior Shag Club holds dances

In order to promote to the younger generation the fun of dancing the South Carolina State Dance, the Carolina Shag, the Beaufort Shag Club is pleased to sponsor a Junior Shag Program in the Beaufort area. The Beaufort Junior Shag Club meets on a Sunday afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m. at AMVETS on Ribaut Road in Port Royal for a dance party to learn and to dance.  The 2013 dance party dates are February 10, March 3, April 14, May 19.  Instructors are on hand to teach shag steps. Parents are welcome. For more information or to get email notification of Junior Shag events, go to the Contacting Us page at www.beaufortshagclub.com  and send an email.  Please include the junior’s name and age, the parent’s name and one or both email addresses.

‘Returning Catholics’ classes held at St. Peters

Catholics who have not been practicing their faith, are always missed.  If you are one who has been away from the Catholic Church or have relatives or friends who may be thinking about returning to the practice of their Catholic faith, please invite them to the “Returning Catholics” series which begins on Feb. 15, at St. Peter Catholic Church, 70 Lady’s Island Drive.  We will meet on six consecutive Friday mornings, from 10:30 am to noon in the Adult Ed Room to discuss issues that can help.  This series may also be helpful to those Catholics recently returned to the church who have questions. For more information, contact deborahm@catholic.org or call 575 – 3742.

Beaufort Dog holds dog training classes

Event Name: Basic and Advanced Dog Training Classes will be held outside as group classes

Short Description: Beaufort Dog is beginning a new session of both basic and advanced dog training.

When: Saturday, February 16, 10 and 11 a.m., respectively. Prices Vary.

Contact: Kelley Blackston, Beaufort Dog, 843-812-5394, www.beaufortdog.com.

Tryouts available for Fins Swim Team

The Fins Swim Team now has a Beaufort Group that practices at the Battery Creek pool from 3-5 p.m. M-F. Tryouts for our summer league swim team will be in April. See our website for more information: www.finsswim.com.