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St. Peter’s Church to have clothing sale

St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 70 Lady’s Island Drive, will be holding its third annual clothing sale July 18-20. Hours will be Thursday, July 18 from noon to 8 p.m.; Friday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, July 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Call (843) 846-6025 or email judithadaigle@yahoo.com for more information.

Historical society holds lecture 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.

Teen Drawing Club at St. Helena Library

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 Island, SC 29920 and the event is free. Please contact Melanie at 843-255-6547 or mflorencio@bcgov.net. For more information, visit

The Blood Alliance holds July Blood Drives

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘Meet & Greet’ hosted by Beaufort Film Society

The Beaufort Film Society will host a “Meet & Greet” on Tuesday, August 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Papaya Thai and Sushi Restaurant located at 1001 Boundary St. Beaufort.  Learn about the benefits of membership in the Beaufort Film Society and get up to date news on all the film happenings in and around the Beaufort area. Learn about the plans for the upcoming 8th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival and enjoy a special film festival drink and sushi roll while you meet other film enthusiasts like yourself.  Get the latest news on plans for the upcoming 8th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival taking place Feb. 12-16, 2014. Learn more at www.beaufortfilmfestival.com or www.beaufortfilmsociety.org.

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 to 4 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.


Event discusses ‘Great Sea Island Hurricane’

Beaufort District Collection unveils the presentation of “Great Sea Island Hurricane.” On a single terrifying night of August 1893 a devastating hurricane ripped through the islands and lowlands of South Carolina and Georgia drowning thousands and leaving tens of thousands more destitute.  Grace Cordial, Beaufort District Collection Manager, will share photographs, diary accounts, and other materials relating to the “Great Sea Island Hurricane” during the presentation. The events will be on Tuesday, August 13th, from 2 to 3 p.m. at 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena, SC 29920. This is a free event for ages 12 and up. For more information call 843-255-6487 or email acox@bcgov.net. The website is www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Alzheimer’s support group holds meetings

Is Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or increased confusion affecting someone you love? To help, Alzheimer’s Family Services of Greater Beaufort offers guidance, information and support to family members and caregivers. A “mixed gender” support group meeting is held on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. On the second and fourth Mondays of the month from 10:30-11:30 a.m., a men’s support group meets to discuss the particular challenges men face in caring for their wives and female loved ones affected by the disease. The meetings are free and open to the public. The meetings are held at Helena House on Paris Avenue in Port Royal (directly across the street from the Port Royal Post Office.) For more information, please call Alzheimer’s Family Services of Greater Beaufort at (843) 521-9190.

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


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 marykennerty@att.net.  Visit our website: www.nljc.com/chapter/mtpleasantsc.


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.

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.