March Against Monsanto in Beaufort
March Against Monsanto has announced that on Saturday, May 25, tens of thousands of activists around the world will “March Against Monsanto.” Monsanto is an international agriculture and biotechnology corporation, with a workforce of approximately 22,000. Monsanto is also one of the most controversial corporations in the world, due to its production of genetically engineered seeds, rBGH (bovine growth hormone), and the company’s highly litigious nature. Currently, marches are being planned on six continents, in 33 countries, totaling events in over 250 cities, and in the US, events are slated to occur simultaneously in 47 states. Beaufort County residents are now part of this effort, with a local march planned for Saturday, May 25 at 1:30 p.m. Organized by Beaufort resident and elementary school teacher Josefina Blanc and already backed by numerous local supporters, the march will begin at the corner of Hwy 21 and Robert Smalls Pkwy and continue to the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Beaufort businesswoman Louise Hodges, owner of Greenbug, Inc. will be the keynote speaker at the event.
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.
Event has teens preparing traditional Gullah dishes
“Stir It Up”, Teen Gullah Style Cooking Class IV, COOK-OFF, come and enjoy our teens as they prepare mouthwatering Gullah dishes with renowned Chef Bill Green of Gullah Grub Restaurant. The teens from the Beaufort Boys & Girls Club and Marshview Organic Farm young farmers have been busy in the commercial kitchen gaining cooking and character skills for the past month, learning how to prepare several traditional Gullah dishes. They invite you to come to their graduation ceremony. You can relax and listen to the soulful sounds of the S & S Band and have a delicious family dinner. Donation: $20 for adults and $10 for children, all proceeds from the dinner is tax deductible and is used to fund the next cooking class. Location: The Shed, behind the Gullah Grub 10 DeGullah Way, St. Helena Island, Date: Friday May 31, Time: 5 to 7 p.m. For more information about the event or to reserve tickets and check out the menu call Sara’ Reynolds Green at 843-473-0477. This event is sponsored in part by a grant from the Boys & Girls club Turner Foundation Youth Initiative grant.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Gamecock Classic golf tourney at Cat Island
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.
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 email@example.com or Mr. Herman Gaither at 843-812-5928.
Sweetgrass Angels to sing at Lowcountry Produce
The Sweetgrass Angels will perform beautiful three-part harmonies and songs from the 40’s through today from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 24, at Lowcountry Produce Market and Café, 302 Carteret Street, Beaufort. For more information, call 843-322-1900.
Flag Day Celebration will be at Waterfront Park
Flag Day Celebration & Musical Program, a patriotic salute to the American Flag, will be held Friday, June 14, from 6-8 p.m. at Henry C. Chambers, Waterfront Park, in downtown Beaufort. Bring a picnic basket, lawn chair or blanket and join us for this free event. The Knights of Columbus Beaufort & the city of Beaufort are cosponsors of the event.
Black Chamber to have First Friday Networking
The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will have its First Friday Networking Event hosted by Levon Byrd of Legal Shield. The meeting will be held at the Beaufort Quality Inn located at 2001 Boundary Street on June 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. Presentations on protecting information and using technology will be given. All members and the public are invited. Refreshments and prizes. Details call 986-1102.
Beaufort Citadel Club has annual coaches night
The Beaufort Citadel Club’s Annual Coaches’ Night will be held Thursday, May 30 at the Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club on Lady’s Island, off Meridian Road. All Citadel alumni and friends are invited to attend. The Citadel Athletic Director and numerous coaches will present an update on Citadel athletics. A Lowcountry Boil will be served with refreshments, beginning at 6 p.m. RSVP to Jim Grimsley at 843-524-1116 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Chris Gibson at 843-522-2020 or email@example.com.
Get tickets for High on the Hog BBQ Festival
The next South Carolina BBQ Association competition will be the 2nd Annual High on The Hog BBQ Festival, presented by CBC National Bank to benefit LowCountry Habitat for Humanity on June 7 and 8. Last year’s event was an immediate sell out, with more than 900 pounds of butts being cooked. With twice the number of cookers registered this year, over 1,800 pounds of butts, 600 pounds of ribs will be cooked and distributed as samples. But the samples will go quickly and it’s first come, first served. Be there when the doors open at noon on Saturday. In addition to the cooking teams, at least six restaurants will be selling their food, so there will be plenty of food for everyone. Bricks on Boundary, Jim n Nicks from Bluffton, Sea Eagle, Brusters, Highway 21 Drive in and several more will on hand for the weekend. Tickets are $16 for Friday and $18 for Saturday and are available at www.highonthehogbeaufort.com, at the Visitor Center on Craven Street, the CenturyLink store on Boundary Street, local CBC National Bank offices and at the Habitat offices on Parris Island Gateway.
Junior Cotillion offers scholarships to students
The 2013-2014 Mount Pleasant Junior Cotillion is offering scholarships for two students currently in third, fourth, or fifth grade. Students are presented social skills and social dance at the Cotillion. Director Mary Kennerty says, “Students need a social and character education to help their self confidence.” Classes meet at the Snee Farm Country Club beginning in August. For more information and to apply please contact Mary Kennerty at 881-8755 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website: www.nljc.com/chapter/mtpleasantsc.
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 email@example.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.)