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Meet the candidates at town hall forums

Representative Shannon Erickson continues to hold a series of public Town Hall forums for the candidates for the First Congressional District special election. The evenings are reserved for two candidates to attend, introduce themselves and answer questions from the public.

The final forum date will be:

• Monday, March 11:  Representative Andy Patrick (R) 6 p.m. and Mr. Jonathan Hoffman (R) 7 p.m.

Each town hall will be held at the Technical College of the Lowcountry Auditorium, 921 Ribaut Road, Building 12 in Beaufort. For more information, contact Shannon Erickson, shannonerickson@schouse.gov or call 843-263-1867.

Learn how to effectively manage medications

To help avoid the severe complications Parkinson’s Disease patients face if they mismanage their medications, Kelly Berry Winters, R.Ph. of Walgreens Pharmacy in Beaufort will discuss how to effectively manage medications on Thursday, March 7, at 1:30 p.m. at the Parkinson’s Support Group’s monthly meeting. The meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month from 1:30 – 3 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall of Shell Point Baptist Church located at 871 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort, SC 29906. 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 843- 252-3001 or e-mail rewing@alcco.com.

Waste Management has 19th CAPA golf tourney

Area golfers are gearing up for the 19th Annual CAPA Golf Challenge, hosted by Waste Management, set for a 12 p.m. shotgun start on March 8 at Old Tabby Links, Spring Island. Men and women of any golf skill level are invited to play. Teams of four will play using the Texas Shamble format. The entry fee is $175 per player or $660 for a four person team.  All players receive a round of golf with cart, practice range and balls, tee gift, box lunch, course beverages. A Players’ Award Party for all sponsors and golfers to be held on-site immediately following play.  All proceeds will go to the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) of Beaufort. For more information and a sponsor form, please visit our website at www.capabeaufort.org.

Candidate Frasier to speak at Penn Center

Wadmalaw Island native Ben Frasier wants to replace current U.S. Sen. Tim Scott as the representative of South Carolina’s First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Frasier, one of the two Democrats on the March 19, Democratic Primary ballot for the Special First Congressional District seat, will be the guest speaker at the March meeting of the Northern Beaufort County Democratic Club. The meeting will be held on Friday, March 8, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in Frissell Hall, at St. Helena Island’s historic Penn Center. The event is free and open to the public. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m., followed by a reception during which the public will be able to meet Frasier.

Candidate Colbert-Bush to speak in Beaufort

The public is invited to hear Candidate for 1st Congressional District, Elizabeth Colbert-Bush, speak at the Democratic Women of Beaufort on Tuesday, March 12 at Gilligan’s Restaurant (2601 Boundary St. in Beaufort). Colbert-Busch was recently endorsed by the Beaufort County Democratic Party. Optional dinner at 6, meeting at 7. More information: 441-3809.

Museum shows film ‘Sea Island Secrets’ 

Beaufort History Museum is celebrating the first day of spring with a special showing of “Sea Island Secrets,” a documentary about Lowcountry islands.  The movie features outdoorsman Gibbes McDowell and archeologist Chester De Pratter in this full-length film produced by Mike Hudson. McDowell, De Pratter, and Hudson will all be on hand for a Q&A following the film. Reception at March 20, 6 p.m., viewing at 7 p.m.  Cost is $10 members, $15 non-members.

Adventure Biathlon will be on Hunting Island 

Kayakers, paddle boarders, runners and spectators will fill Hunting Island State Park on Saturday, March 9 for the 9th Annual Adventure Biathlon which is presented by the Sea Island Rotary Club of Beaufort. The race starts at 2 p.m. when more than 200 participants take to the water in kayaks and stand-up paddle boards in the Hunting Island lagoon and race for 6 miles returning back at the launch site. Upon beaching their boats and boards, the running leg commences. Runners will race 4.5 mile trail course through a pristine forest. For more information and to register go to www.setupevents.com.

St. Patty’s Golf tourney benefits search, rescue

Beaufort Water Search & Rescue and Fripp Island Sea Rescue will hold the 10th annual St. Patty’s Golf Tournament on Saturday, March 23, 9 a.m. at Ocean Creek Golf Course on Fripp Island. The format is a four-person team, Captain’s choice. The cost is $75 per player, which includes tournament fee, cart, range balls, prizes and lunch. For more information contact Ted Michals at 843-838-5788.

Clemson extension has talk about live oak care

Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service presents “Lowcountry Live Oaks: Care & Management”  on Thursday March 14, from 1:30 until 4 p.m. at Union Church, 1004 11th Street, Port Royal, SC 29935. Registration is at 1 p.m., with a talk about Live Oak Natural History from Bob Franklin, Clemson Extension, and Insect, Disease & Cultural Issues with Live Oaks by Dr. Kelby Fite, Aboricultural Researcher, Bartlett Tree Research Lab. There will be a walking tour of Port Royal Live Oaks with Laura Lee Rose and Frances Waite.

Colonial Tea to be held at Mikki’s in Port Royal

Come to Mikki’s All-American Cuisine on Sunday, March 24 at 3 p.m. to partake of a Colonial Tea. Enjoy savories and sweets served with a variety of teas. Adults, $20 each; Senior Citizens/Children: $18 each. Reservations are required, call Mikki’s 843-379-4322.

Daughters of American Revolution to meet

The Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold their next meeting on Thursday, March 14 at 2 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church, 1208 North Street, Beaufort. The program will feature Dr. Virginia Herrmann talking about Women’s Health Issues with an emphasis on breast cancer diagnosis and treatment advances. Refreshments will follow. Please call Regent Charlene Shufelt at 525-0158 for more information.

Exchange Club hosting flag retirement event

The Exchange Club of Beaufort, in conjunction with the Boy Scouts and the Disabled American Veterans, is having a Flag Retirement Ceremony at the Beaufort Plaza on Saturday, March 9 at 10 a.m. Anyone who has an old, faded, torn, dirty, or otherwise unusable flag is asked to bring it with them to the ceremony for honorable retirement. Beaufort Plaza is located at the corner of Highway 21 and Robert Smalls Parkway near Taco Bell. This is always moving and patriotic ceremony. For more information about this event, please call Angel Flewelling at 525-0102.

Lowcountry author to sign books at library

Lowcountry author, Ken Burger will be at the Beaufort Branch Library to discuss his award-winning book “Baptized in Sweet Tea” on Wednesday, March 20 from 1-3 p.m. in the SC Room of the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC 29902. Please call Stacey Edmonds 843-255-6458, or email sinman@bcgov.net for questions or beaufortcountylibrary.org.

‘Road to Frogmore’ author will hold talk

Professor Carolyn Schriber will speak on her recent novel, “The Road to Frogmore: Turning Slaves into Citizens,” which tells the story of Laura Towne and the founding of the Penn School. Books will be available for purchase after the talk.  Program is open to adults. The event will be held Tuesday, March 19 at 12:30 p.m. at the St. Helena Branch Library Community Meeting Room, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Rd, St Helena Island, SC 29920. For more information, call 843-255-6487 or email acox@bcgov.net or go online at beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Sportfishing and diving club has March meeting

The Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club’s March meeting will be held Thursday, March 14 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 p.m. Local fishing guide Captain Charlie Beadon will be the guest speaker. Captain Beadon is a well known local guide at Oldfield Plantation. He will discuss fishing for redfish, trout, flounder, and sheepshead during the late winter and early spring months. He will also discuss water temperature, baits of choice, and tides. He will also have rods, reels, and different types of setups. You do not need a reservation, guests welcome. For more information, contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2020.

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