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Parish Church of St. Helena offers camp 

“Veggie Fun World 2013” is a Christian summer program for children offered June 24-28 by the Parish Church of St. Helena, in downtown Beaufort. The second summer camp will be offered July 29 to Aug. 2. Each program is distinct but related by the heroic super “Veggie Tales” characters used in crafts, songs, and activities. Praise music leader Michael McIntyre will lead our sing-along time. Children will enjoy outside games, water and sand tables, crafts, puppets, Bible stories, and Scripture verses. The daytime summer program runs from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. each day. Each session has age-appropriate groups for children 18 months through 6 years of age. Each session costs $110 per child which includes all snacks and craft supplies. All children are welcome to come and share in hearing the good news about Jesus with Veggie friends and story tellers. For questions, contact Roz Dixon at 843-522-1712, ext. 220, or email her at nursery@islc.net. Register and pay online at www.sthelenas1712.org.


Foolish Frog features live music all monthlong

Here is a schedule of bands performing at the Foolish Frog on St. Helena Island on Sea Island Parkway.

• June 21: Worth and Ben

• June 22: The Bull Grapes, 7:30 p.m.


Free identity theft workshop being offered

The Wardle Family YMCA of Beaufort County will be hosting a free identity theft workshop on Saturday, June 22 from 11 a.m. to noon and another from 1 to 2 p.m.  All are invited to attend. Please call 843-898-3461 with any questions.


Train to be a volunteer with Friends of Caroline

Would you like to make a difference in the lives of many and volunteer for an organization that serves the entire community? Friends of Caroline Hospice needs Red Door Thrift Shop volunteers, child bereavement team volunteers, office volunteers, special event volunteers and volunteers to assist with patient’s families. Please join the Friends of Caroline Hospice staff for Volunteer Training June 25 and 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 843-525-6257 or email wendy@friendsofcarolinehospice.com today to make a reservation.


Be a lobby volunteer at Hope Haven crisis center

Hope Haven of the Lowcountry, the Rape Crisis and Children’s Advocacy Center is accepting applications for volunteers and interns to attend lobby volunteer training.  Hope Haven will be holding a lobby volunteer training on Wednesday, June 26 at 9 a.m. at Hope Haven.  Lobby volunteers will supervise Hope Haven’s lobby to greet families, clients, and other agency representatives visiting the office. When children are present, volunteers will interact with them to help reduce stress and anxiety related to separation from their caregiver, the forensic interview and treatment process. The training is 3.5 hours long and pre-registration is required.  For more information and to register, please contact Christine Smith at (843) 524-2256.


Sea Island Quilters will meet with guest speaker

The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, June 20 at Praise Assembly, 800 Paris Island Gateway at 6 p.m. The guest speaker,  Janet Swan will explain “Tools that are a mystery.” Members and guest are encouraged to bring quilting tools that they do not know how to use. For details contact Diana DeWitt at 379-3353.


Church holding weekly fresh fish fry fundraiser

Pentecostals of Beaufort fundraiser will be held every Saturday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 206 Sea Island Parkway (Hwy. 21) on Lady’s Island.  Award winning, cooked to order fresh shrimp, whiting, or crab cake platters that include French fries and homemade coleslaw for only $7 per platter. The church is located 4/10 mile south of Publix in the Tidewatch Business Complex. Please join us for some delicious, fresh seafood.


Scholars weekend held at Beth Israel Synagogue

Scholars Weekend, June 21 and 22, will be held at Beth Israel Congregation on Scott Street in downtown Beaufort. Visiting Rabbi Arlene Berger of Rockville, Maryland, will lead both Friday evening and Saturday morning services. Friday services begin at 7 p.m.; Saturday, at 10 a.m. Rabbi Berger is a renowned educator and dynamic speaker known for her talent engaging diverse populations.


Give blood to support The Blood Alliance

Did you know that 65% of the population is eligible to donate blood, but only 5% do? The Blood Alliance is the sole supplier of blood to Beaufort Memorial, Hilton Head and Coastal Carolina hospitals. The following drives  are set for the coming week and our Donor Center, at 1001 Boundary Street, Beaufort is open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesday from Noon to 6 p.m.

• Thursday, 6/20: Holiday Inn, 2225 Boundary St., Suite A, Beaufort 2-5

• Saturday, 6/22: Grays Hill Station, Burton Fire District, 14 Bruce K. Smalls Dr., Burton, 10-2

• Tuesday, 6/25: Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, 1376 Fording Island Rd., Bluffton, 3-6 p.m.

Go to www.igiveblood.com or call 1-888-998-2243 to make an appointment.


Baptist Church of Beaufort hosts band

“Reckless Mercy” will be in concert at The Baptist Church of Beaufort on Sunday Night, June 30, 7 p.m. No admission but donations encouraged. For more information, contact Dr. Melanie Williams 843-252-4104.


Library branches offer Spin Cycle Jugglers

Event Name:  “Spin Cycle” Jugglers. Join us for some amazing juggling fun that is perfect for the whole family on Saturday, June 29 at 10 a.m. at the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, 29902; and Saturday, June 29 at 2 p.m. at the St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena, 29920. The price of the event is free. Please contact the hosting branch at 843-255-6430 or visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.


Teens can learn zombie makeup tricks at library

Pork Chop Productions presents “What’s Beneath the Surface: a Teen Zombie Program.” Come join us to learn about Zombie makeup in movies and television.  See how it’s done and have it done to you!  For teens in grades 6-12.

Times, Dates and Locations of Event:

• June 27, noon – St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena, SC 29920

• June 28, 1 p.m. – Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC 29902

• June 28, 3 p.m. – Lobeco Branch Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco, SC 29931.

Price of Event: Free

Contact info: 843-255-6432, scotts@bcgov.net or visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.


Beaufort Lions Club to hold pancake breakfast

The Beaufort Lions Club will hold a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, July 13 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Drive. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children. Pancakes, sausage, orange juice, scrambled eggs and toast will be served. Among other worthy causes, the proceeds from this event will be used to purchase eye glasses for qualified community citizens as well as to help with the cost of eye surgeries and to provide hearing aids. Join us and bring your appetites.


Library seeks Mac Media Lab volunteers

Do you like using computers? Become a Mac Media Lab volunteer! Are you a techie? A gadget fiend? Or are you just really into computers?  The St. Helena Branch Library is seeking people just like you. Come volunteer and work with iMac computers or work with audio visual equipment as an instructor’s assistant. No Macintosh computer experience required, just basic computing skills such as: operating a mouse, keyboard, and surfing the internet. Come show off your tech skills with us and pick up some new ones. Call Melanie at 843-255-6547 to set up a volunteer appointment today. All Beaufort County Library volunteers are required to complete a volunteer application and background check.


Volunteers needed for Healing Heroes group

Members of the group, Healing Heroes of the Lowcountry Fund, which supports severely disabled veterans and first responders, hope interested residents will join their cause.

Organizer Donnie Beer, a member of Beaufort City Council, said the group is composed of former Lt. Dan Weekend volunteers and others who want to continue their service to ‘healing heroes’ in need. “During local Lt. Dan efforts in the past, we developed a highly capable team and built up a momentum that was very effective. We want to continue that impetus and expand it. But, we need more volunteers to help drive our mission.”

Dick Clarke, last year’s Lt Dan 3 Director of Operations, said although the Lt. Dan concert has moved to Charleston, new and exciting events are planned for Beaufort.

The group has scheduled an organizational meeting at Beaufort City Hall, on Sunday, June 23 at 4 p.m. All interested members of the public are encouraged to attend. The group has also established a Face Book page under the name, Healing Heroes of the Lowcountry Fund. Visitors to the page are invited to ‘like’ and ‘share.’

For more information, call Beer at 843-379-6099.

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