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Parkinson’s Support Group meeting 

The Beaufort/Port Royal Parkinson’s Support Group will meet on Thursday, July 11, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Shell Point Baptist Church located at 871 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort, SC 29906. The church is across from Bi-Lo and McDonalds in Port Royal. The meetings are free and open to anyone who is living with Parkinson’s Disease or
who is a caregiver or has a loved one suffering from Parkinson’s. For more information, contact Rose at (843) 252-3001 or
e-mail rewing@alcco.com.


Business After Hours on Callawassie Island 

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce Business After Hours this Thursday, July 11 from 5:30 – 7 p.m.  Callawassie Island Club is hosting the event at Callawassie Island River Club, 201 Callawassie Drive, Callawassie Island.  The event is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP to Connie
Hipp at 843.525.8523.


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.


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.


Presenter’s training at St. Helena library

Improve the presentation you make at the St. Helena Branch Library conference room or community meeting room by mastering the Smart TV, Crestron control system and the lectern. Beaufort County Library Presenter’s Training at the St. Helena Branch will be held on Tuesday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to noon. The St. Helena library is located at 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena, SC 29920. Space is limited and the event is free. Call 843-255-6487 or email at bblue@bcgov.net. More information can be found at beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Library sponsors Teen Drawing Club

Teens ages 11-17 are invited to meet monthly with SCAD grad, Melanie Florencio, to draw to their hearts’ content! Paper and drawing utensils are supplied free of charge. The event will be held on Saturday, July 20 from noon until 1 p.m. The address for the location is 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena, SC 29920 and the event is free. Please contact Melanie at 843-255-6547 or mflorencio@bcgov.net. For more information, visit


Free computer classes at St. Helena Library

•  Advanced Internet Searching (for Adults): Are you tired of getting millions of hits when you just need one website? Learn to master Internet searching using Google, Bing and other websites! The class will be held at the St. Helena Library on Tuesday, July 23 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The address is 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena, SC 29920. Registration is required. Space is limited. Please call 843-255-6487 or email bblue@bcgov.net to register. More information can also be found at beaufortcountylibrary.org.

•  Intro to Mac Computers (for
Adults): Have you always wanted to learn more about using Mac computers? Take this crash course and be on your way to using the Mac computer. Registration is required. Space is limited. The event will be on Monday, July 29 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the St. Helena Library. The address is 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena, SC 29920. To register, call 843-255-6547 or email mflorencio@bcgov.net. The library’s website is beaufortcountylibrary.org.

•  How to Create a Flyer (for
Adults): Learn how to make flyers using Microsoft Publisher. Prior basic computer experience is highly recommended. Registration is required. Space is limited. The event will be on Wednesday, July 31 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the St. Helena Library. The address is 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena, SC 29920. To register, call 843-255-6547 or email mflorencio@bcgov.net. The library’s website is beaufortcountylibrary.org.


The Blood Alliance holds July Blood Drives

•  July 20: Port Royal Farmer’s Market – 9:00 a.m. to noon — Corner of Ribaut Road and Pinckney Blvd., Port Royal

• July 24: Technical College of the Lowcountry, Beaufort Campus – 8:00 to 11 a.m. — 921 Ribaut  Rd., Beaufort

• July 29: Beaufort Memorial Hospital – 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. — 955 Ribaut Rd., Beaufort (behind cafeteria)

• July 30: Beaufort Memorial Hospital – 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. — 990 Ribaut Rd. (BMAC, the new building at corner of Allison and Ribaut), Beaufort

• July 31: MCAS Beaufort Federal Credit Union – 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. — 3481 Trask Pkwy., Beaufort

• July 31: Grays Hill Baptist Church – 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. — 2749 Trask Pkwy., Beaufort

To make an appointment, please call 1.888.998.2243 or go to igiveblood.com.


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


Beaufort Fund’s Grant applications available

The Beaufort Fund of Coastal Community Foundation is now accepting 2013 grant applications.  The Beaufort Fund is a permanent funding resource, distributing grants for charitable programming throughout Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper, with an ultimate goal to improve the quality of life in these counties.

Begun in 1998 with a multi-million dollar gift by an anonymous Beaufort-area family, the Fund has awarded more than $5 million in grants to non-profit organizations.  Grants are generally directed to provide support in six program areas: Arts, Education, Environment, Health, Human Needs, and Neighborhood/ Community Development.  However, grant requests up to $15,000 will be accepted from any non-profit organization, as long as its work benefits citizens in the four-county area served by the Fund. Decisions about grants from the Beaufort Fund will be made by the Foundation with recommendations from an Advisory Committee of four-county area residents.

The deadline for applying is Friday, August 16; all materials may be emailed or hand-delivered by 5:00 p.m. on August 16 or if sent by U.S. mail, must be postmarked on or before August 15.

Computer-friendly applications are available at: http://www.coastalcommunityfoundation.org/nonprofits/grants.html

Charitable organizations may also request an application by phone at (843) 379-3400, or by e-mail at Edna@CoastalCommunityFoundation.org.


Foolish Frog band schedule for July

• Thursday, July 11 — Dawn Frank 7:30 p.m.

• Friday, July 12 — Eric Daubert
7:30 p.m.

• Saturday, July 13 — Chris Drury 7:30 p.m.

• Wednesday Hospitality Nights – July 17 — Kirk Dempsey 9 p.m. until
12 midnight


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.


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.

Lending Room accepts used medical equipment

The Lending Room is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) charitable organization that lends gently used medical equipment to individuals regardless of income, age or insurance status. It aims to connect those who need medical equipment with unwanted items that would otherwise collect dust in an attic or be discarded. To arrange to donate or borrow items, please contact the Lending Room at (843) 524-2554. The pick-up/drop-off location is at Helena House Assisted Living at 1624 Paris Ave., Port Royal, SC 29935 directly across the street from the Port Royal Post Office.

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