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Beaufort Civic Master Plan has presentations

The draft Beaufort Civic Master Plan will be presented to area residents and groups through April, and the document also is posted to the Beaufort City website, www.cityofbeaufort.org.

Additional information about the master planning process and public involvement will be posted to the city website in coming weeks.

All meetings will be held at City Hall in the Council Chambers unless otherwise noted.

• Sector 4/5 Workshop (Boundary Street, Burton & Lady’s Island): April 22, 5:30 p.m.

• Citywide Workshop, May 1, 5:30 p.m.

 

Sea Island Quilters will have meeting, workshop

The Sea Island Quilters will meet Thursday, April 18, 6 p.m. at Praise Assembly, 800 Paris Island Gateway. The guest speaker will be Peggy Barkle who will speak about “Journey in the life of a fabric-holic.” SIQ and Barkle will hold a workshop on Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Carteret Street United Methodist, the topic is “Curvaceous Quilting.” For details call Nan Brown, 828-989-7477 or Char Lane,  910-880-0690.

 

Palmetto Animal League holds online auction

PALMETTO ANIMAL LEAGUE will host its fourth annual online auction to raise money for the many pets awaiting adoption at its Adoption Center in The Riverwalk Business Park, Okatie. Similar to last year, PAL expects to offer over 500 items — large and small — ranging from travel packages and local dining opportunities to golf, tennis, spa services and much more. It’s a fun and easy way to win fabulous items while helping animals in our community. Items can be previewed right now at www.pal.dojiggy.com or www.palmettoanimalleague.org and the bidding begins Friday, April 19 at 8 a.m. The community can support PAL and the animals in its care by getting your paws on the keyboard and BID FOR PAL. For information, contact Amy Campanini at 843-645-1725 or director@palmettoanimalleague.org. For information about the auction, contact Pam Dyer, pthomasdyer@hargray.com, 843-837-8727.

 

Upcycled Art celebrates Earth Day at Habersham

Upcycled Art: The Habersham community’s Earth Day celebration on Friday, April 19, 4 – 7 p.m. in the Habersham Market Place, will feature an art exhibit created from recycled materials.  This year’s theme is, “How Does Your Garden Grow?” and will have installations created by The Boys & Girls Club of Beaufort and various schools.

 

Friends of Beaufort Library has spring sale

The Friends of the Beaufort Library: Beaufort, Lobeco and St. Helena Branches is holding its spring book sale. Visit the new St. Helena Library branch location and browse a handsome selection of gently used books and media items. All proceeds benefit the three Beaufort County library branches north of the Broad. The book sale will be Saturday, April 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Road, St. Helena Island. For more information, contact Book Sale Co-Chair, Geni Flowers at 843-812-3574, MEFLOWER@uscb.edu, or online at beaufortcountylibrary.org.

 

Lowcountry Ladies of South Carolina gather

Lowcountry Ladies of South Carolina, honoring our many years of community service, will feature a delightful luncheon, music by The Lavon Stevens Band and a Fashion with a Passion Show on Saturday, April 27, at 11 a.m. at The Holiday Inn in Beaufort, 2225 Boundary Street. $35 Donation. Contact Veronica Miller for details, 843-263-6929.

 

MARTeaNI fundraiser will be at Breakwater

The 2013 MARteaNI, an evening of cocktails and friends, will be held Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m. at Breakwater Restaurant & Bar 203 Carteret St., Downtown Beaufort. No cover charge, special martini menu, raffles, regular Breakwater menu offered. Everyone is welcome! The MARTeaNI is a fundraiser for the Officers Spouses Club Senior Citizens Tea — a 44 year tradition celebrating local seniors.

 

Sheriff’s Office holds annual golf tournament

The 2013 Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Spring Golf Tournament will be held Friday, May 17, at The Legends Golf Course on Parris Island. Registration is at 10:30 a.m. with a 12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start Four-Man Captain’s Choice. Cost is $65 per player. Prizes for first, second and third place teams, hole-in-one or closest to the pin on all Par 3s and longest drives for men and women. Refreshments will be provided following the tournament. The first 120 golfers to pay their entry fees will be guaranteed to participate. The golf tournament raises money for the Sheriff’s Office’s annual Appreciation Dinner to thank deputies, administrative staff and volunteers for their service. For tickets and sponsorship information, please contact Brian Baird at 255-3405 or email brianb@bcgov.net.

 

Local minister will hold graduation celebration

Jonas “With the Bonus!” Gadson was born and raised on St. Helena Island. He attended St. Helena Elementary and graduated from Beaufort High School where he was inducted into the Beaufort High Alumni Hall of Fame for distinguishing himself in “profession, leadership and service.” Gadson will receive his Doctorate Degree in Theology on Friday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Carolina Theological Bible Institute in Bowman, S.C. The nationally-known motivational speaker, radio personality, author and minister of the Beaufort Church of Christ will graduate from the Leadership Class of 2013 through the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce in May. The public is invited to his Graduation Celebration on Saturday May 11 at 4 p.m. at the Quality Inn – Town Center, 2001 Boundary Street, Beaufort. Formal dinner for young adults and adults only. For more information, call 843-524-4281 or 843-379-8145 or email jonasgadson@yahoo.com.

 

American Association of University Women meet

The American Association of University Women, Beaufort Branch will meet Tuesday, April  23, 6 p.m. in building 23 on the campus of TCL-Beaufort. Guest speaker will be Maxine Lutz, Executive Director of the Historic Beaufort Foundation. For details contact Dr. Diana Steele at 522-2796 or steele.diana@comcast.net

 

Local author will hold several book signings

“Goin’ Down the River, Fish Camps of the Sea Islands” author Janet Garrity will be signing books on Saturday, April 20 at Nuances on Paris Avenue in Port Royal, during Port Royal’s Crab Festival from noon to 3 p.m. She will also be signing copies at McIntosh Book Shoppe, 917 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC on Saturday, May 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., during the Taste of Beaufort weekend.

 

Alpha Kappa Alpha holds youth summit

Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will host a youth summit from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 at Trident Technical College, 7000 Rivers Ave., Building 410 in North Charleston. The event is free and open to sixth through 12th grade students. During the  summit, youth participants will be engaged in interactive  topics focused on igniting  strong leadership skills and promoting healthy relationships. The summit will feature an all-star panel of community leaders and participants will enjoy lunch and give away items including educational  information and resources. For more information, call DeVetta Williams Hughes at 843-412-6361.

 

Iron Mike Bike Tour will be held on Parris Island

The Parris Island Historical and Museum Society will sponsor the Iron Mike Bike Tour of historic Parris Island on Saturday, May 4. The Iron Mike Bike Tour is 15 scenic miles and takes riders on a 16-stop tour of Parris Island’s history including several archaeological sites, colonial plantation site and military historic sites. The tour is self guided and starts at the Parris Island Museum, Bldg. 111. Directions will be available at the Gate. Rest stops are available along the route. Riders can begin at their leisure between 9 a.m. and noon. The event is free and open to the public. Those who join the Parris Island Historical & Museum Society ($20 annual membership) will receive a free event T-shirt (shirts are also available for sale). A driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance are required to access the base. For more information, call 843-228-2951 tjscanlon222@hotmail.com.

 

Church holding annual Carteret Closet Sale

The UMW of Carteret Street United Methodist Church is holding their 3rd annual Carteret Closet Sale on Friday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will be held in the fellowship hall of the church at 408 Carteret Street and the proceeds will go to mission programs.

Lending workshop helps small business owners

Attention all small business owners!  Are you looking for capital to start or expand your business? Do you need financial or business planning advice? Find the help you need during an upcoming small business lender workshop on Monday, May 20, at the USCB, Hilton Head Gateway Campus, Bluffton S.C. 29909. During the day-long workshop attendees will have the unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with lenders and small business service providers and learn the best ways to access capital. The workshop is hosted by the South Carolina Department of Commerce. For more information or to register online visit http://tinyurl.com/c9cy4yg. There is a $30 registration fee and space is limited. For more information, contact smallbiz@SCcommerce.com or call Greg Davis at (803) 737-0601.