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Relay For Life Beaufort gets under way Friday

Walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer when the 2013 American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Beaufort gets under way with teams of residents gathering at Battery Creek High School on Friday, May 17, at 7 p.m. This year’s Beaufort Relay for Life will be full of entertainment and events for the entire 12 hours.  This event will end on Saturday, May 18, with a
Non-Denominational Sunrise Service at 7 a.m.

Beaufort Charities golf tourney will be on Fripp

The Beaufort Charities Invitational is back and better than ever! The annual golf tournament, originally called the Heart Fund, will be held the weekend of May 16-18 at Fripp Island Resort, employer of Candice Glover. The event, in its 37th year, has raised more than $700,000 for local charities. The tournament is one of the largest and most sought after invitations in golf in the Beaufort County area. If you are interested, please contact Benji Hill at 521-4000 or 986-7169 or visit www.BeaufortCharities.com and learn more.

 

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.

 

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. For more information about the event, visit Hope Haven’s website at www.hopehavenLC.org or by 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.

 

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.

 

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.)

 

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.

 

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.

Claflin University alum hold fundraiser lunch

Claflin University Lowcountry Alumni Chapter’s 5th Annual Alumni Fundraiser Luncheon to support the Scholarship Fund will be on Saturday, June 1 at noon at the Quality Inn, 2001 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC. Attire is casual; entertainment by Scott Gibbs; Donation: Adults $25, Child $12 (under age 12). For more information, contact Mr. Steve Mendoza at stevem14@vzw.blackberry.net or Mr. Herman Gaither at 843-812-5928.

Black Chamber, SCORE offer free business class

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce (BCBCC), being a micro-lender, and SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) will team together to offer a business class focusing on developing a business plan.  Information on accessing a business loan and other financial strategies will be discussed.  The class will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginning May 20 at 6 p.m. Call 843-986-1102 and enroll now.  Classes will be held at the chamber office located at 801 Bladen Street.  This free class is offered to help small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals.

Family Promise presents ‘A Night for the Children’

Family Promise of Beaufort County presents “A Night for the Children”  on Thursday, May 16 at the Hampton Hall Clubhouse in Bluffton. Heavy hors d’’oeurvres, wine, beer and soft drinks included from 6-8 p.m. Silent/Live Auction 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person and are available at Family Promise Day Center, 181 Bluffton Road unit D, Bluffton. Or call 843-815-4211 to charge and send tickets. “We Believe One Homeless Child is Too Many.”

 

Beaufort Shag Club hosts Junior Shag Dance Party

The Beaufort Shag Club is pleased to host the Junior Shag Club May Dance Party on Sunday, May 19 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.

Special exhibit celebrates Hunting Island State Park

“Hunting Island Comes to Town” is a celebration of South Carolina’s most popular state park and the 20th Anniversary of the Friends of Hunting Island in collaboration with the Beaufort History Museum. Hunting Island State Park & the Friends of Hunting Island invite you to an opening reception for a special exhibit showcasing Hunting Island, its history, beauty, and more on Thursday, May 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Beaufort History Museum in City Hall. Music by The Sometimes Later Band, drinks and light refreshments will be served. Cost is $10 for Museum and Friends members; $15 for non-members, but only $10 for those joining the museum or FOHI.