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The Blood Alliance holds July Blood Drives

• 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.

 

Free computer classes at St. Helena Library

•  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.

 

Beaufort Dog Agility Club starting new session

The Beaufort Dog Agility Club is beginning a new session on July 31 at 6 p.m.  The club is not-for-profit.  Come out to the first session with no obligation!  Call 812-5394 or e-mail Kelley@beaufortdog.com for more information and to reserve a spot!

 

Community Bible Study hosts informational event 

The Beaufort class of Community Bible Study will hold an informational event, “A Taste of CBS” on Thursday, August 1 at 10 a.m. at Parish Church of St. Helena, 507 Newcastle St., Beaufort. This event is open to all area women and children interested in Community Bible Study, a non-denominational class which presents an in-depth study in a caring format. Pre-registration for free childcare is required for this event. Community Bible Study has classes worldwide and has been in Beaufort for 12 years. The 2013-14 study will be the books of Job, Ephesians and selections from the Wisdom books. The class meets at St. Helena from September through April on Thursday mornings and includes classes for children, infants to age 12. Please call Sandi Fischer 838-0212 or e-mail fishnet@islc.net to make a reservation for the event or for more information, or visit the Beaufort CBS website www.beaufort.cbsclass.org.

‘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.

 

Nearly New Clothing Sale scheduled in Beaufort

Back-to-school clothes, designer outfits and quality menswear will be available at bargain prices again this year at St. Helena’s Nearly New Clothing Sale. The sale is August 9 and 10 at the Parish Church of St. Helena in the Parish Hall, 507 Newcastle St. in downtown Beaufort. Clothing for men, women and children will be available at bargain prices, along with shoes, accessories like belts and scarves, pocketbooks and designer ensembles.  Everything is gently used; some items still have their store tags.

Proceeds from the sale go to church missions.  “We are doing this for the community, serving God and sharing God’s love,” says this year’s Nearly New chairman, Patti O’Leary. Shopping hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10. For more information, visit www.sthelenas1712.org.

August Events at the Lobeco Branch Library

•  Welcome Back to School Storytime! — Whether your child is anxious about going to school or can’t wait to get on that big, yellow school bus, our special storytime will put a smile on everyone’s faces!! The event will take place on Saturday, August 10  at 11:30 am. It will be held at the Lobeco Branch Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco, SC 29931. Admission is free. Call 843-255-6479 or email tracyeb@bcgov.net with more questions. The website is beaufortcountylibrary.org.

•  History Book Club — We will be discussing The Proud Tower by William H. McNeill. Dr. Bruce Smith will be leading the discussion. The event will take place on Tuesday, August 20 at 4:00 p.m. It will be held at the Lobeco Branch Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco, SC 29931. Admission is free. Call 843-255-6479 or email gmolter@bcgov.net with more questions. The 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
843-575-3742.

 

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.