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Beaufort Lions Club has 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.

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.

 

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.

 

Ronald McDonald visits library branches

Laugh it up with everyone’s favorite clown when Ronald McDonald visits local library branches.

Time and date:

• Tuesday, July 9 at 2 p.m. at the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, 29902

• Tuesday, July 9 at 10 a.m. at the St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena, 29920

Price of event: FREE. Please contact the hosting branch at 843-255-6430 or visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

 

Board of elections meeting rescheduled

The Beaufort County Board of Elections and Registration board meeting scheduled for June 26, 2013 has been changed to July 24. The Beaufort County Board of Elections and Registration will convene at 2 p.m. at the Finance Department Conference Room, 102 Industrial Village Road, Building #2, Beaufort, South Carolina. This meeting is open and public comments are welcome. For further information, contact the office of the Board of Elections and Registration at 843-255-6900.

Accommodations tax board member sought

The Beaufort County Accommodations Tax Board is looking for a strong candidate to complete the committee. Members of the board receive and review applications from organizations requesting money from the County’s Accommodations Tax Fund, a fund with the specific purpose of promoting tourism in Beaufort County. Members of the Board will also make recommendations to County Council on the use of the funds collected by means of the 2% state tax on tourist lodging facilities. The volunteer for this position must work in the hospitality/lodging industry.

For more information about the Beaufort County Accommodation Tax Board go to http://www.bcgov.net/departments/Administrative/beaufort-county-council/boards-and-commissions/council-appointed/board-list/accommodations-tax/index.php or call (843) 255-2180.

 

Lady’s Island Flea Market open in July

Lady’s Island Flea Market at 226 Sea Island Parkway (across from the Lady’s Island Airport) will hold Christmas in July all month with FREE vendor days on July 13 and July 27. Spaces are $5 per table or $10 per tented table. All vendors welcome. The flea market is open Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

AARP driver safety class offered at library

AARP Driver Safety Class is offered on July 23, 2013 at the St. Helena  Library Branch, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island, S.C., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring a lunch. Fee is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. To register call 843-521-1941; class size is limited. This course is open to drivers age 26 and above. A certificate will be issued at completion that can be used for a discount on your auto insurance.

 

Save the Date for tickets for Auldbrass Tour

Save the Date for Auldbrass Tour: Tickets for the Nov. 2 and 3 self guided walking tour of Auldbrass will go on sale August 19. They are $90 per person (limit 10 tickets per order).BBQ lunch catered by Jimmy Fitts at the Old Sheldon Church Ruins is $20 per person. Saturday evening lecture event at USCB featuring special guest speaker Anthony Alofsin is $50 per person. To order tickets, go to www.openlandtrust.com or call  843-521-2175. If you are needing more than 10 tickets, please email info@openlandtrust.com.

 

ABLE Foundation ornaments available

ABLE Foundation, the Disabilities Foundation for Beaufort County, is pleased to announce its annual ornament is now available. The 2013 ornament features a dolphin. All proceeds from the 2013 ABLE Foundation ornament will go to fund a summer camp called Camp Treasure Chest for children with special needs.

Ornaments are available at Budget Print, 510 Carteret Street, Beaufort;  Halo Salon, 184 Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island; Harbor Island Beach and Racquet Club, Harbor Island; Herban Marketplace, 1211 Newcastle Street, Beaufort; New Image Salon, 1615 Paris Ave., Port Royal; Smiles by Wyles Dentistry, 134 Lady’s Island Drive, Lady’s Island; Offices of Disabilities and Special Needs Dept, 100 Clear Water Way, Beaufort. Contact ABLE at 843-255-6300.

 

Therapy dog training sessions offered

Basic, advanced, and therapy dog training sessions to begin at Beaufort Dog on Boundary Street on July 16. Sessions will run 1 hour once a week for 6 weeks. Call 812-5394 or email Kelleye@beaufortdog  for more details.

Carolina Stamper will hold clay, wax classes

Barbara McGuire, Polymer Clay Artist will be giving polymer clay cane and encaustic wax classes:

• Ultimate Petal Sunflower Brooch Class: Friday, July 12, noon to 3:30 p.m.  $55

• Trunk Show & Evening Make ‘n Take Sunny Flowers: Friday, July 12, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  $20

• Encaustic Wildflowers Class: Saturday, July 13, noon to 4 p.m.  $75

Call Carolina Stamper 522-9966 for a preview samples and find a supply list at www.facebook.com/carolinastamper.

 

Session answers questions for Catholics

“Everything you ever wanted to ask about returning to the Catholic Church, but were afraid to ask”: For those thinking about returning to the practice of their faith, as well as for those newly returned, St. Peter Catholic Church will have a Question/Answer session on Saturday, August 17 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., in the Adult Education Room of the Parish. St.  Peter Church further offers to Returning Catholics a series of weekly presentations from Aug. 24 to Sept. 28.  These sessions also include time for questions and discussions that will be helpful.  For more information on these programs, please contact deborahm@catholic.org or call Deborah at 843-575-3742.

Dinner at Gilligan’s raises money for CAPA

Join us between 5 and 8 p.m. at Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurant, 2601 Boundary Street, Beaufort, for dinner on Tuesday, July 9 and support the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA). Dine in and your server will be assisted by a CAPA volunteer. ALL TIPS go to CAPA to help fund child abuse prevention and intervention efforts across the county. What a fun and delicious way to spend the evening! Call CAPA at 843-524-4350 if interested in helping with the event.

Church hosts its second GED boot camp

First Presbyterian Church Beaufort (FPC Beaufort) will host its second GED Boot Camp from July 29 to August 16, 2013 at the Education Building located at 1201 North Street in downtown Beaufort. GED Boot Camp is a day and/or evening program that provides three weeks of intensive preparation for the GED test at no cost to the student. TABE (Test for Adult Basic Education) readiness and Boot Camp registration will start on Monday, July 22 and run through Friday, July 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily at First Presbyterian Church Beaufort. FPC Beaufort invites those interested in the GED Boot Camp to contact Hugh Gouldthorpe, hugh312@gmail.com or the church office, 843-524-3051. www.firstpresbeaufort.org.

Historical society holds lectures at USCB

Beaufort County Historical Society presents “Gate of Hell: The 1863 Campaign for Charleston” on July 18, at USCB Center for the Arts. Doctors Stephen R. Wise and Lawrence Rowland will present, beginning at 7 p.m., a program on the all important 1863 Campaign for Charleston for which Beaufort and Hilton Head served as the Federal Army and Navy’s logistical and medical center. Dr. Rowland will give background on the campaign and the importance of Port Royal to the Northern war effort and Dr. Wise using period photographs will vividly recount the campaign. The presentation is sponsored by the University of South Carolina Beaufort and the Beaufort County Historical Society.  The event is free and open to the public and is part of the historical society’s series commemorating the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War.