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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, Computer Dynamics, Der Teufelhund, Sushi Sakana and Spectrum Graphics.

First Friends of Garden’s Corner gather

William McIntosh, III, author of “Indians’ Revenge — Including a History of the Yemassee Indian War, 1715-1728,” will be the guest speaker and sign books at the first annual meeting of the Friends of Garden’s Corner on Saturday, February 16 at the Hampton Inn, Point South, 139 Frampton Drive, Yemassee.  The event is free to members of Friends of Garden’s Corner and is open to the public who may join at the door for $10 per year. Seating is limited and reservations are required. The event will include a brief business meeting at 1:30 p.m. followed by Mr. McIntosh’s talk and book signing at 2 p.m. For additional information, contact Woody Collins at 843-846-2322 or friendsofgardenscorner@hotmail.com.

‘Returning Catholics’ classes held at St. Peter

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 Catholic faith, invite them to the “Returning Catholics” series which begins on Friday, Feb. 15, at St. Peter Catholic Church, 70 Lady’s Island Drive. The group will meet on six consecutive Friday mornings, from 10:30 am to noon in the Adult Ed Room to discuss issues that can help. For more information, contact deborahm@catholic.org or call 575-3742.

Beaufort Dog holds series of training classes

Basic and Advanced Dog Training Classes will be held outside as group classes. Beaufort Dog is beginning a session of both basic and advanced dog training on Saturday, February 16, 10 and 11 a.m., respectively. Contact: Kelley Blackston, Beaufort Dog, 843-812-5394, www.beaufortdog.com.

Mary Green Chorale concerts benefit NAMI

The Mary Green Chorale performs “We Sing Of Love,” a concert of the music of Schubert, Brahms, Porter, Finney and Stravinsky to benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) under the direction of Mary Woodmansee Green, on Friday, February 15, 7:30 p.m. at The Baptist Church of Beaufort. The concert will feature The Lomazov/Rackers Piano Duo, soprano Laura Sutton Floyd and clarinet and guitarist Russell Floyd. Tickets are $35 for general admission, $5 for student balcony seating, and $75 “Angel” tickets for front row seats and the post-concert reception. Tickets are available from NAMI at 843-681-2200 or NAMI@hargray.com.

Class provides pesticide applicator training

The Clemson University Extension Service in Beaufort County will be having  a Private Pesticide Applicator Training on Monday, February 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 102 Beaufort Industry Village Road. Details: York Glover, (843) 255-6060, ext. 115, or Venus Manigo, (843) 255-6060 ext. 114 or vmanigo@clemson.edu.

Military officers group to hold meeting

The Military Officers Association of America Low Country Chapter invites active, retired, National Guard and all former U.S. officers to join them Friday, Feb. 22, at Dataw Island Club. A retired FBI agent will tell his amazing Pennsylvania 9/11 account! The noon luncheon includes club triple wrap, pasta salad, fruit, chips, brownies, iced tea at $20 per person. Call Nick Russell for reservations by Feb. 18, at 843-524-5577 or 843-812-9697 or email captnick@hargray.com.

Gullah Caribbean Celebration fundraiser

Aunt Pearlie Sue & Gullah Kinfolk Community Circle of Hope Coalition  are co-sponsoring a fundraiser to Save Da’ Chillun called the Gullah Caribbean Celebration. Wear Island & African Attire on Saturday February 23 at 7 p.m. at the Jasmine Room Quality Inn, 2001 Boundary Street, Beaufort. The event will include a Gullah Caribbean Buffet, Live Stage Musical, Reggae/R&B for dancing.Tax-deductible donations $50, and $65 VIP seating. Call Beaufort County Black Chamber 843-986-1102  or Beaufort Regional Chamber 843-986-5400.

Beaufort Christian Women’s group meets

The Beaufort Christian Women’s Connection will hold the Tuesday, February 19 meeting at the Hilton Gardens Inn, 2015 Boundary Street.  The guest feature is Michael Anderson, local and nationally known wildlife photographer. The guest speaker is Karen Gilmour and her talk is titled, “A Love Story Retold.” Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is served at  noon.  Luncheon and Program is $13.  To make a reservation, call Karen Whitehead at 838-7627 or at mommakaren@islc.net by Tuesday, February 12.

Bands, Brews & BBQ benefits hospice group

Bands, Brews & BBQ is a major fundraiser for Friends of Caroline Hospice, a non-profit organization that offers end-of-life services. The organization does not ask for money from its patients or rely on insurance or government programs. Here are some details about the 4th Annual Bands, Brews & BBQ:

Friday, February 22, 6-9 p.m.: The Wing Throw Down: Each cooker will prepare wings in the style they choose for public sampling and judging. The party will feature live music until 10 p.m.

Saturday, February 23, 12-4 p.m.: BBQ Competition Day: Festival goers sample barbecue and ribs from approximately 30 cooking teams from across the southeast, competing in a sanctioned SCBA cook-off.

Tickets may be purchased for $20 each day (or $35 for both days) online at friendsofcarolinehospice.com. Tickets will also be available at Carolina Wings & Ribs, 1714 Ribaut Road; Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce, 701 Craven Street; Lowcountry Produce Market & Café, 302 Carteret Street; Q on Bay, 822 Bay Street and 94.5 The Coast in Habersham. Call 843-525-6257 for more information. To compete, visit the Friends of Caroline website or contact Maura@friendsofcarolinehospice.com.

Beaufort Town Center has Family Fun Day

Beaufort Town Center is pleased to announce its Flashback Family Fun Day event at Center Stage, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16. Good times, classic cars and great music! Flashback to the Yesteryears. Family Fun Days are free for everyone and a great place to bring your entire family and friends. Activities will include a Classic Car Show featuring Southern Bell Classic Cars, Classic Car and Truck Club and The Sun City Car Club; a radio remote from 104.9 The Surf with giveaways from the Beaufort Town Center stores and restaurants every 15 minutes; Reduced-Fee Pet Adoptions from the Beaufort Animal Shelter; an 80s Costume Contest; and delicious food samplings from Amata Thai Fusion, Irish Rose Bistro and Pub, Jimmy John’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill and Rosie O’Grady’s. Entertainment for the kids will include face painting, Tux the Clown, balloon art, inflatables and carnival games with prizes. There will also be Sportsman Demos, a self-defense seminar by Beaufort MMA and a karate demo by Beaufort Karate.

American Legion to hold golf fundraiser 

Beaufort American Legion Post 9 is holding the 15th annual golf fundraiser to benefit the junior and senior Ospreys on Monday, February 25. This year is a pro-am and they hope to have a pro on all teams. The event will be at the Legends of Parris Island golf course. For more information, visit www.bftamlegpost9,org. Call the golf course at 843-228-2240 or George Miller at 843-812-7287 or contact Rich Delmore, Post Adjutant at 843-473-5534.

‘Artscapade’ to benefit education foundation

“Artscapade,” an evening of art auctions, wine tastings, fun and friendship on Thursday, Feb. 21, will raise money to be shared with public school teachers across northern Beaufort County. The Northern Beaufort County Public Education Foundation’s event will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. at USCB’s Center for the Arts on Carteret Street. Admission is $15 per person and includes wine tastings provided by Ben Arnold Beverage Co., Republic National Distributing Company, Southern Wine & Spirits and Bills Liquors and Fine Wines. Tickets are available at the USCB box office, at Bay Street Gallery, 719 Bay Street. The Northern Beaufort County Public Education Foundation, founded almost 20 years ago, has awarded 22 teachers with grants totaling more than $10,000 since last May.

Sea Island Quilters to meet, welcome speaker

The Sea Island Quilters will meet Thursday, February 21 at Praise Assembly,  800 Parris Island Gateway, 6 p.m.. The speaker will be Peggy Moyer discussing the Challenge Quilt. For details call Nan Brown at 828-989-7477 or Diana DeWitt at 843-379-3353.

Elizabeth Colbert-Busch to speak in Beaufort

Candidate for 1st Congressional District, Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, will speak to the Democratic Women of Beaufort on Tuesday, February 19 at Gilligan’s Restaurant (2601 Boundary St. in Beaufort). A Charleston native, Colbert-Busch has a history of success in the Lowcountry business community. Optional dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. The public is invited. For more information, call 441-3809.