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Citadel Club Muster has annual meeting

The annual Beaufort Citadel Club Muster will be held on Thursday, March 21 at Port Royal Landing Marina.  The Citadel Muster occurs worldwide among Citadel Alumni and friends each March, with the purpose of gathering graduates and recognizing those who have passed away during the preceding year. Refreshments and burgers will be served at 6:30 p.m. All spouses, future Alumni, parents, family, and friends are welcome. For additional information, contact Chris Gibson at 843-522-2020 or cgibson@insuranceserv.com.

Free training seminar focuses on development

The Collaborative Organization of Services for Youth (COSY) training will be held Thursday March 21 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the USCB Center for the Arts on Carteret Street. The topic, “Why Do Some Youth Grow Up with Ease, While Others Struggle?” is an introduction to the 40 Developmental Assets: Building Blocks to Healthy Child and Adolescent Development. Dr. Loretta C. Novince, Developmental Psychologist, who has extensive experience in the Developmental Asset Approach will lead the discussion. All COSY trainings are free and open to the public but registration is necessary. Please call 521-3150 or email psettles@uscb.edu to reserve a seat.

Group will host testing for local therapy dogs

Beaufort needs more certified therapy dogs! Beaufort Chapter 229 of Therapy Dogs International will host a therapy dog test at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at BayView Manor LLC, 11 S. Todd Dr. in Beaufort. Fee for the test is $10. Therapy dog and handler teams visit assisted living and nursing homes to bring emotional support to residents. They also participate in the “Tail-Waggin’ Tutor” program, helping children with their reading skills. For information visit the TDI website at www.tdi-dog.org. For more information, call Chapter 229 Director Dick Hoagland at 522-2073.

Shell Point Baptist Church holds yard sale

Shell Point Baptist Church will hold a Youth Fundraiser yard sale on Saturday, March 23 from 8 a.m. to noon at 871 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort.

American Association of University Women meet

The American Association of University Women Beaufort Branch,  will meet Tuesday, March 26 at 6 p.m. on the TCL campus,  Building 22. The speaker will be Jean Heyduck, Executive Director of Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry. For details contact Dr. Diana Steele at 522-2796.

Sea Island Quilters will hold meeting, workshop

The Sea Island Quilters will meet Thursday, March 21, 6 p.m. at Praise Assembly , 800 Paris Island Gateway. The guest speaker will be Kelly Biscopink with a trunk show and lecture on “What is Modern Quilting?”  Biscopink,  author of “Pantone Coins Quilt” from Charleston will hold a workshop on Saturday, March 23 at the Carteret Street Methodist Church from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For details contact Nan Brown at 828-989-7477 or Char Lane at 843-838-9857.

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.

TLC Women Fellowship holds Easter luncheon

The Low Country Women’s Fellowship invites you to join them on Saturday, March 30, for their first annual TLC Women’s Easter Luncheon. The purpose of this luncheon is to provide food, fun, and fellowship around the Easter holiday. Activities include creating Easter Baskets for a local Women’s shelter.  The luncheon will be Saturday, March 30, 1 to 3 p.m. at Cat Island Pub & Grill, Sanctuary Golf Club, Cat Island.  The cost of meal is $15.  Please RSVP Tonya Phillips at 843-322-0262 or thelowcountrywomen@gmail.com by Thursday, March 28.

Groups celebrate Farm Worker Week

Penn Center and the St. Helena Island Public Library join with the BJHSCH Farm Worker Health Program to celebrate farm workers during National Farm Worker Awareness Week from March 24-31. The community is invited to join in thanking the farm workers on Thursday, March 28 at the Leroy E. Browne Medical Center, 6315 Jonathon Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island, at 1 p.m. for a walk with the doctors. Friday, March 29 at noon there will be a community picnic at the medical center.

Rescue dogs on parade at Pet and Kids Fair

The Rescue Parade at the 2013 Pet and Kid’s Fair will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, center stage at Habersham Marketplace. The parade will show what wonderful dogs are out there that need rescuing. To enter or for more information, email kelley@beaufortdog.com. There will also be a dog talent show at 10 a.m. and an owner look alike contest. Email Kelley to enter.

There will also be a Vet Clinic during the 2013 Pet and Kid’s Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1307 Boundary Street, in front of Beaufort Dog. Cats and dogs, vaccines and wellness visits. For an appointment, call 812-5394 or email kelley@beaufortdog.com.

Library needs volunteers to assist job seekers

All branches of the Beaufort County Library system are seeking volunteers who are interested in helping fellow Beaufort County residents with one-on-one employment assistance at our library branches. Volunteers would assist customers with little-to-no computer skills fill out online job applications, create or update resumes and cover letters, open an email account, and more. Approved volunteers would serve on an “on call” basis. Should you have the needed skills and willingness to provide an invaluable service to our community, please contact the Reference Desk at your local library branch (below). All Beaufort County Library volunteers are required to complete a volunteer application and background check.

Beaufort Branch Library Reference Desk: (843)255-6458

Lobeco Branch Library Reference Desk: (843)255-6479

St. Helena Branch Library Reference Desk: (843)255-6487.

Friends of Callawassie Island holds yard sale

The Friends of Callawassie Island will hold their 7th Charity Yard Sale on Saturday, April 6 (rain date April 13) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority on S.C. 170 at Snake Road in Okatie. All sorts of quality items will be for sale, all generously donated by residents of Callawassie Island, and all priced to sell!  Items include furniture, housewares, sporting goods, electronics, appliances, tools, TVs, luggage, fine china and crystal, lamps/lighting, holiday decorations, art, and so much more. Friends of Callawassie Island (FOCI) will grant all yard sale proceeds to needy and worthy charitable groups and community service organizations in the Lowcountry. For more information, call Cindy Levy, 843-987-3086.

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Help proclaim April as Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month in the Lowcountry at the Parkinson’s Support Group’s next meeting on Thursday, April 4, at 1 p.m. Local officials from Beaufort and Port Royal will attend to officially proclaim April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month. The meeting will be especially meaningful as the featured speaker will be Dr. Paul Mazzeo, board certified neurologist of Coastal Neurology. The support group meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at Shell Point Baptist Church at 871 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort, SC 29906. The meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Rose at 843-252-3001 or e-mail rewing@alcco.com.

Fripp Audubon Club has program about whales

Right & Pilot whales are often seen in the Lowcountry—find out why! Fripp Audubon & Naturally Fripp Community Habitat invite y’all to come hear “whales’ tales” from Dr. Al Segars, SC DNR veterinarian & “ace” defender of our ACE Basin’s unique estuarine habitat. Mar. 28, Fripp Island’s Community Centre, 7 p.m. Free presentation & free pass at gate. “Meet-‘n’-greet,” 6 p.m. Contact pete.richards@comcast.net 843-441-2153 & visit www.islc.net/audubon.

Beaufort Junior Shag Club has dance party

The Beaufort Shag Club is pleased to host the Junior Shag Club April Dance Party on Sunday, April 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. at AMVETS Post 70, 1831 Ribaut Road, Port Royal.  The dance is free and open to juniors age 8 to age 18 who want to learn the SC state dance, the Carolina Shag.  Instructors will be on hand to teach beginner, intermediate and advanced steps.  Parents welcome and encouraged.  Visit the Junior Shag page at www.Beaufortshagclub.com.

Save the date: Gamecock Classic golf tournament

The Beaufort County Gamecock Classic Golf Tournament sponsored by DuPriest Construction Co. will be on Saturday, June 8 at the Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island.  This is a 4 person scramble, Captain’s Choice format starting at 9 a.m.  Proceeds benefit USC Scholarship Athletes.  Entry fee of $100 per player includes a green fee & golf cart, gift bag, awards lunch, beverages and hole contests and prizes.  If you would like to play or get a team together, please call Linda McCarty at 843-521-1445 or send to Beaufort County Gamecock Club, 2 Carolina Lane, Beaufort, SC 29907.

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