What To Do the week of April 14th-20th

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Sportfishing & Diving Club to discuss new Cobia fishing laws

The April meeting for the Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club will be held on Thursday April 14th at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located off of Meridian Road on Lady’s Island. The social will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7:00 p.m.

The State and Federal laws will be changing this spring for Cobia. Three well-known Cobia experts will present a program on these changes and how to catch and protect this species for both in shore and off shore fishing. They are: Al Stokes, manager of the Waddell Center, Cpt. David Harter, Hilton Head Sports Fishing Club and local Captain Jim Clark from the “Stray Cat” making this important presentation. The monthly $50 drawing for weighing in one of the Year Round Tournament species was won by John Mucha Sr. last month. There will be another drawing at his meeting sponsored by Port Royal Landing Marina for an additional $50. Guests are welcome and you don’t need a reservation. For additional information contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122 or email him at fgibson@iscl.net.

Join a Holistic/Spiritual Retreat in Beaufort 

The United Church of Jesus Christ for All People is pleased to announce the upcoming 1st Annual Master’s Touch Holistic/Spiritual Retreat at the Beaufort Holiday Inn on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16, 2016. Join us for what promises to be one of the most powerful and healing events in the Lowcountry! Experience and learn first-hand a wide array of natural healing methods to enhance and prolong your life.

Many local and national healing arts practitioners and spiritual leaders will be on hand to offer workshops, demonstrations and presentations, and a healing blessing service; as well as vendors sharing healing arts consultations and information. A sample of offerings will include chiropractic, acupuncture, Reiki, acupressure, aromatherapy, meditation, Zumba, spiritual readings, raw food demonstration, and many more. The healing blessing service will be conducted by Rev. Dr. Jack L. Bomar, Unity Minister of Hawaii, and Rev. Helen R. Cooper, Sr. Minister, Westside Center of Truth for Better Living, Chicago IL.

Accommodations for out-of-town guests have been arranged at the beautiful Holiday Inn on Boundary Street in Beaufort. Time for touring and exploring Beaufort and St. Helena Island will be available on Saturday. Registration for the retreat is: one day – $40.00; both days – $70.00. For retreat schedule or to register, please contact 843-525-6269.

Attention beekeepers!

In an effort to control sand flea and mosquito populations, Parris Island is scheduled to undergo aerial spraying during the week of April 19-22, 2016. Spraying will occur approximately an hour after sundown if weather permits.The insecticides used present no threat to humans, plants or animals in the area and are approved by the Environmental Protection Agency; however, beekeepers within a five-mile radius are urged to keep hives covered.

Visitors are invited to brunch at Community Bible Study class

The Beaufort Day Class of Community Bible Study will hold an informational Visitor’s Day Brunch for women on Thursday, April 21st, at 9:15 a.m. at Port Royal Baptist Church. This event is open to all area women interested in joining Community Bible Study for the 2016-17 class studying I & II Thessalonians, James & Mark beginning in September. CBS is a non-denominational in-depth Bible study in a caring format. The Beaufort class is open to women and children, infants to age 12; classes are limited. Childcare will be provided for Brunch, but advanced reservations are required for children. To make a reservation or for more information email fishnet@islc.net or call Sandi Fischer 843-838-0212 or visit the website at beaufort.cbsclass.org.

National acclaimed singer to perform locally

National touring artist and acclaimed singer/songwriter Shane Piasecki will be performing with his band in South Carolina April 21st-24th. Piasecki’s roots are based out of Toledo, Ohio, but his musical influences have grown while living in Nashville, TN, from Bruce Springsteen and Ryan Adams to Ray

Charles, making up his own, original sound of 50’s rock and R&B. He has opened up for Hootie and the Blowfish and Hanson, to currently touring with Howie Day for some his performances.

His album, Set You Free showcases his explosive, rootsy blend of R&B, pop, rock, folk and blues. Produced by versatile producer, Nathan Meckel, Set You Free features top Nashville session players including bassist Dave Roe (Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakum), drummer Jerry Roe (k.d. lang, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell), and keyboardist John Deaderick (Patty Griffin, Dixie Chicks). “To me, songwriting is really about chronicling the world as you see it, and that’s always been the essence of true American music.” Piasecki says. “At the end of the day, I’m trying to be a good American songwriter.”

He will be performing this April on the 21st in Hilton Head at Tiki Hut from 6 to 10 p.m.; 23rd in Bluffton at The Roasting Room beginning at 7 p.m.; and 24th in Hilton Head at The Boardroom from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Beaufort Democrats to meet April 21st 

The Northern Beaufort County Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 21st at the Grand Army Hall, 706 Newcastle Street, Beaufort. The social gathering will be at 6:30 and the meeting starts promptly at 7:00 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Earl Campbell, Beaufort County Board of Education Representative for Lobeco and he will talk about the Board’s challenges and its plans for the immediate future. In addition, all Democratic candidates who are facing opposition on June 14th, Primary Election Day, have been invited and asked to speak on their own behalf. Please join us, bring a friend; all are welcome.

Sea Island Quilters schedule April meeting

The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, April 21 at 6 p.m. Monthly meetings are held at Praise Assembly, 800 Paris Island Gateway. Members will showcase and discuss their very first quilting project and how they have evolved as quilters since then. All members and quilters are invited to participate. Refreshments will be served.

Beaufort Republicans to meet April 21st

The Beaufort County Republican Party will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, April 21, at Palmetto Electric Co-Operative, 1 Cooperative Way in Hardeeville. Joseph P. McKeown, Executive Director for the office of Senator Tim Scott will be the featured speaker. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. with a social period starting at 6:00 p.m. Food and refreshments will be served and the meeting is open to the public. For more information, please visit www.beaufortgop.com or email info@beaufortgop.com.

Join volunteers for an Integrative Healing Arts Sampler

On Saturday, April 23 between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Please join at 905 Bladen St. for an introduction to our health care volunteers who are offering 20-minute sessions of Chiropractic, Counseling, Healing Touch, massage, and more. These creative therapies in a clinical, nurturing, and integrative environment are for anyone, applying especially to those with mental conditions and disabilities, who cannot afford these services or without insurance for counseling. Cost of $10 per session goes toward the non-profit operating expenses. Prayer, scholarship applications for free services, and gift certificates also available on site. Visit MinistriesforSynergeticWellness.org for more information or call 843-770-9947.