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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.

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. Thursday, March 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.

Holocaust survivor to speak to Exchange Club

Alan Kupfer, a Holocaust survivor will be the featured speaker at the Exchange Club of Beaufort’s March 28, 2013 meeting.  A Sun City resident for the past several years, Mr. Kupfer will share his bold escape and message of hope. The public is invited to this noon luncheon event at the Golden Corral on Robert Smalls Parkway in Beaufort.  Lunch is $11.50 for non-members. For reservations or more information,  please call Kate Grindle at 524-7654.

Rescue dogs on parade at Pet and Kids Fair

What: 5th Annual Pet and Kid’s Fair

When:  Saturday, April 6 from 10 to 2

Where:  Boundary Street 1300 Block (in front of Beaufort Dog)

Details: Dog Rescues, Craft Booths, Food Vendors, and Inflatables. Free.

Parade of Rescues and Doggie Talent Show begin at 10 a.m. The Coast Radio Station will be live. There will also be a Vet Clinic during the 2013 Pet and Kid’s Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For an appointment, call 812-5394 or email kelley@beaufortdog.com.

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.

Yacht, sailing club holds annual Jean Ribaut Cup

The Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club is sponsoring the Jean Ribaut Cup/Beaufort Race weekend sailing regatta starting on Friday, April 5 and running through Monday, April 8. The primary event of the weekend will be the Jean Ribaut Cup on Saturday. Two races are planned for the cup, held in Port Royal Sound, and 20 boats are expected to sail in this event. There will also be PHRF racing held on Friday, Sunday and Monday; and social events at Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Friday and Saturday evenings. For information, please contact Roy Crocker, Event Chairman at 843-838-2453 or by e-mail at lcrocker@me.com.

Community health fair to be held in Port Royal

A community health fair will be held on Wednesday, April 10, from 9 a.m. – noon at Helena House in Port Royal. A variety of complimentary health screenings will be offered including blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and PSA tests in addition to balance & fall risk assessments by Beaufort Memorial Hospital and THA Group. A complimentary breakfast buffet will be provided for all who attend. Make sure to register for the gift basket and gift card giveaways. The event is free and open to the public. Helena House is located at 1624 Paris Ave., Port Royal, SC 29935 directly across the street from the Port Royal Post Office. For more information, please call 843-982-0233 or e-mail rewing@alcco.com.

Happy Days for HELP is 50s theme fundraiser

When:  Sat., April 6 from 6-11 p.m.

Where: The SHED in Port Royal

What: Theme “Happy Days for HELP” includes Silent Auction, Live Auction & Dancing, Food, Beer, Wine, Liquor, Entertainment by Chris Jones and the Blue Dots playing the sounds of the 50’s, including GG’s Gems dancing entertainment. Tickets are $40 each, two for $75. Visit www.helpofbeaufort.net/events to purchase tickets. Wear you leather jackets and poodle skirts and come for a night of fun for a great cause.

Private pesticide applicator training

The Clemson University Extension Service in Beaufort County will be having  a Private Pesticide Applicator Training on Monday April 8. The training  will begin at 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 102 Beaufort Industry Village Road. Re-certification credit will be for both private and commercial applicators attending this training.  Commercial applicator with 7A license will receive 2.5 credits toward their category.   Details: York Glover, (843) 255-6060, extension 115, or Venus Manigo, (843) 255-6060 Ext. 114 or vmanigo@clemson.edu.

Sea Island Fly Fishers hold monthly meeting

The April 10 meeting of the Sea Island Fly Fishers will be 6 p.m. at Bay Street Outfitters in Beaufort. The public is invited, especially if interested in fly fishing locally. No admission fee and free refreshments are provided. Capt. Tuck Scott will present a talk on cobia fishing.  Find out why they are here, how they act and react, fly and equipment selection, spotting techniques, casting and stripping tips, where to go and how to handle boats around the fish.  The clubs upcoming fly only redfish tourney will also be discussed.  This no fee event, April 20-26, is open to the public and is the perfect opportunity for new fly fishers to experience a day on the water under the guidance of a club member.  Sign up for the tourney at Bay St. Outfitters or contact Jack Baggette at jackbaggette@hargray.com with questions.  Visit the club website at www.flyfishingbeaufort.com.

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.

CAPA holds annual Step Up For Kids 5K

The Child Abuse Prevention Association will hold its annual Step Up For Kids 5K on Saturday, April 13 in Live Oaks Park, Port Royal. The month of April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and CAPA invites you to  Step Up For Kids to raise awareness and funds necessary to ensure prevention and intervention programs are available for Beaufort County’s children. Child abuse and neglect are community problems and touch the lives of all ages and socio-economic groups. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the race starts at 8 in Live Oaks Park.  Participants may run, walk or push a stroller.  Tickets are $35 for adults, $15 for juniors (8-12) and free for children under 12 with a paid adult. Applications are available at CAPA’s outreach center in Port Royal, or register online at www.stepupforkids.eventbrite.com. Register by April 1 to guarantee a T-shirt. For more information or to become a sponsor, call CAPA at 843.524.4350 or email capa714@earthlink.net.

Lending Room accepts used medical equipment

The Lending Room is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) charitable organization that lends gently used medical equipment to individuals regardless of income, age or insurance status. It aims to connect those who need medical equipment with unwanted items that would otherwise collect dust in an attic or be discarded. Operating in Beaufort since 1961, the organization accepts and loans medical equipment in good condition such as walkers, canes, crutches, shower chairs, bedside commodes and wheelchairs. To arrange to donate or borrow items, please contact the Lending Room at (843) 524-2554. The pick-up/drop-off location is at Helena House Assisted Living at 1624 Paris Ave., Port Royal, SC 29935 directly across the street from the Port Royal Post Office.