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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 1st at 10:00 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.

Bereavement, Loss & Change Support Group
Are you dealing with the loss of a loved one, the loss of your independence, the loss of a job, or any major change or loss in your life? If so, you are not alone. A Bereavement, Loss & Change Support Group will meet on Thursday, Aug. 8, from 1:30 – 3 p.m. The non-denominational group is led by Dr. Owen Tucker, M.Div., bereavement coordinator of Island Hospice.
The meetings are free and open to anyone who is looking for guidance on how to deal with loss and/or change. The meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at Helena House Assisted Living on Paris Avenue in Port Royal (directly across the street from the Port Royal Post Office.) For more information, please call 575-0754 or 252-3001.
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 pm. 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.

Christian Connection to host Sweetgrass Lady
Beaufort Christian Women’s Connection, Sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries, will present Sweetgrass Baskets of the Lowcountry on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn at 2015 Boundary St. Guest Feature will be Jery B. Taylor, the Sweetgrass Lady of St. Helena Island. Baskets will be on sale at the luncheon. Guest speaker is Ann Hart, and her topic is Finding the Missing Piece of the Puzzle. Tickets are $13.00. Reservations or cancellations must be made by Friday, August 16th.
Call or E-mail Karen Whitehead at 838-7627 or mommakaren@islc.net.

Volunteer training for CODA to be held
CODA (Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse) will be holding a volunteer training
in August.
The training is comprised of four sessions which will be held August 24th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and August 26th, 27th, and 28th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. CODA volunteers will be trained in working with victims of domestic violence, answering the 24-hour crisis line and a variety of activities working either on site in CODA’s shelter or at various community events as representatives of CODA. Interested individuals can download the application by visiting CODA’s website at www.codalowcountry.org and clicking the “volunteer” tab. Pre-registration is required.
For more information please contact Theresa Lacey at 843-770-1074 ext. 225.