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Lady’s Island Country Club has charity tourney

On Friday, May 10 the third annual charity tournament for the late Kay Yow, WBB Coach at NC State, who died of breast cancer in 2009, will be held at Lady’s Island Country Club. Once again there will be celebrity coaches and local notables playing in the scramble format. Cost is $60 which includes golf and cart, buffet and beverage cart while playing. Lots of prizes, silent auction, tee gifts and 50/50 drawings. T-shirts are on sale for $12. Call Carol Meegan for more information or to sign up at 522-9053.


Annual croquet tourney will benefit AMIkids

The May 11 croquet tournament to benefit AMIkids will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Brays Island off US 17 in Sheldon, about 15 miles west of Beaufort. For more information, to offer silent auction items or to sign up a croquet team, call Dr. Mike Harris at 843-524-1762 or Mike Ingram at 843-846-3149.


Sportfishing and diving club will hold meeting

The Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club’s May meeting will be held Thursday, May 9 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. “Kicking Fish Tail Since 1956,” Captain Judy Helemy will give a presentation on flounder fishing, inshore and offshore.  They will also discuss rigs, rods, reels, baits of choice, and various locations in rivers and estuaries. For additional information, contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2020.


Recycle electronics, shred documents at event

Do you have old computers or TVs that need to be thrown away or old documents that need to be disposed of safely and properly? On May 11 from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Beaufort County’s Solid Waste and Recycling Division is holding an Electronics Recycling and Shredding Event. S.C. Law 48-60, enacted last year, prohibits dumping of electronic items in the landfill or at county convenience centers so this is the time to get rid of old electronics and it’s the perfect time to shred personal and tax documents. This event is taking place at 140 Shanklin Road. For questions about this event call the Solid Waste and Recycling Division at 843-255-2734 or go to www.bcgov.net/recycle.


Chamber of Commerce has Business After Hours

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold Business After Hours on Thursday, May 9, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. hosted by Cora Bett Thomas Austin Hill Realty, 700 Bay Street, Suite 105 B, on the waterfront! Food provided by Lowcountry Produce and lots of great door prizes including a gift basket from Lowcountry Produce, Candice Glover autographed poster, Lowcountry Running Company Gift Card, 104.9 Advertising Package, Higher Ground Gift Certificate and a one night stay at the Rhett House Inn — Beaufort’s only 4 diamond inn with a package that includes breakfast, tea and cookies in the afternoon and a special treat during the cocktail hour. Business After Hours is free and open to the public.

On Friday, May 10 at noon, the chamber will hold a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration for Last Chance Bait & Tackle at 907 8th Street, Port Royal. Light refreshments will be provided and the event is open to the public.


Mission Treasure House has grand opening

The Parish Church of St. Helena is celebrating the opening of the Mission Treasure House in Port Royal. The Mission Treasure House is a community outreach ministry offering a prayer room and gently used clothing and merchandise three days a week. Please join us on Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. to view the new ministry location and enjoy light refreshments. Store hours are Thursdays and Fridays 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The store is located in the Belleview Business Park, 14-A Marshellen Drive, opposite the Bi-Lo Shopping Center on Parris Island Gateway. Donations are thankfully received, and receipts are available for tax purposes. Call (843) 525-0058 to request donation pick up of larger items. All proceeds from sales support local and foreign missions of the Parish Church of St. Helena.


Lilies on the River celebrates women

Hope Haven of the Lowcountry is celebrating its 9th Annual Lilies on the River event on Saturday, May 18. This annual fundraiser is put on by Hope Haven of the Lowcountry, the region’s nonprofit children’s advocacy and rape crisis center. The event gives people the opportunity to honor the women who have made a positive impact in their lives. The public can purchase lilies to honor or memorialize the important women in their lives. This year’s event will be held at the River House in beautiful Spring Island. The event begins with a luncheon at 12 P.M., a silent auction, a champagne toast, and includes a ceremony where all the lilies are released into the water with the names of women being honored and remembered displayed. Tax-deductible lilies may be purchased through May 3 for $15 per lily per woman honored by visiting Hope Haven’s website at www.hopehavenLC.org or calling Hope Haven at 843-524-2256.


Library: Meet explorer Captain William Hilton

All ages can come meet explorer Captain William Hilton as he tells you about his adventures along the Carolina coast. Learn about his life, discoveries, and the beginnings of colonial South Carolina with living historian Dwayne Pickett on Saturday, May 18, from 1- 2 p.m., at the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC 29902. For more information, call 843-255-6458, email sedmonds@bcgov.net or visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.


Local minister will hold graduation celebration

Jonas “With the Bonus!” 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 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. For more information, call 843-524-4281 or 843-379-8145 or email jonasgadson@yahoo.com.


Join a great group of ladies playing bridge

New in Beaufort? Looking for a good game of party bridge? Come join the ladies at Traditions on Parris Island each Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. for bridge and lunch. The group plays 24 hands of bridge with a lunch break halfway through the play.  They are normally finished by 2 p.m. If you are interested in receiving more information about weekly games, please email traditionsbridge@gmail.com or call 843-476-9233. We love to see new faces, and one and all are welcome. (Note:  The group does not offer bridge lessons; must already know how to play. You do not have to be military to participate.)


Sen. Tom Davis to speak to officers on Dataw

The Lowcountry Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America protects rights and interests of active, retired, National Guard, Reserves and former U.S. officers. Join us May 31 at Dataw Island Club to hear SC Sen. Tom Davis speak on issues vital to vets. There will be 11:30 a.m. cash bar, noon luncheon with the club’s famous Buttermilk Fried Chicken with mash, gravy, green beans, cookies, brownies, iced tea for $22/person; Casual. Reservations by May 28 to Pres. Rich Baker, call 843-525-0795 or 843-694-1329, email tl9198@embarqmail.com or www.lcmoaa.pcriot.com.


Rotary Club has annual golf tournament benefit

The 9th Annual Memory Links Alzheimer’s Benefit Golf Tournament will be hosted by the Rotary Club of the Lowcountry on Saturday, June 1, at 9 a.m. The Four Man, Captains Choice format will be held at the Ocean Creek Course on Fripp Island. The $85 entry fee includes golf cart, beverages, prizes, goody bag, lunch following the tournament, and a $20,000 Hole-in-one. For more information, call 843-575-2366.


The Vic Varner quintet will perform this weekend

Thursday, May 9, the Vic Varner quintet will perform for the 10th anniversary of Saltus River Grill at 6:30 and 8 p.m. The quintet features David Heywood (flute) Bill Aycock (piano) Mitch Hennes (bass) and Sam Jones (percussion) playing bossa nova style dinner music for Saltus’ Wine Dinner celebration. Vic Varner will be at Amata Thai Fusion on Saturdays, and at the Foolish Frog on Friday, May 17 with Kirk Dempsey, George Sheck, and Jevon Daly for some blues, country, and old beach tunes.


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, call Linda McCarty at 843-521-1445 or send to Beaufort County Gamecock Club, 2 Carolina Lane, Beaufort, SC 29907.


St. Helena library offers Microsoft Word class

Have you ever wanted to learn Microsoft Word? Sign up for Microsoft Word Basics Class on Thursday, May 16, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Limited to 10 students ages 18 and up, located at the St. Helena Branch Library Computer Lab, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Rd, St. Helena Island, SC 29920. To sign up, call 843-255-65477, email mflorencio@bcgov.net or visit beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Daughters of American Revolution hold luncheon

The ladies of the Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are looking forward to their May Luncheon at the home of Mrs. Earl Hailston, 205 de la Gaye Point at the Islands of Beaufort on May 9 at 11 a.m. Anne Guthrie and Deb Libaire of the Little Red Dog Foundation will receive the 2013 National DAR Community Service Award. RSVP is required. Please call Regent Charlene Shufelt at 525-0158 for more information.

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