What To Do the week of April 23rd-29th

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Register for 2016 Beaufort County Senior Leadership

Take this amazing journey once- a-week (Wednesdays) for 12 beginning next January 2016 through early April to learn how Beaufort County works and enhance your understanding of key issues. The program, sponsored by Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce and Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service, is open to all Beaufort County residents. Registration forms can be downloaded from the website: www.beaufortseniorleadership.com. Browse the website to learn more about the program and view “Highlights from the Class of 2015.” Call Bob Guinn at Clemson Extension with specific questions, 843-255-6060, X116. Reserve your seat today as the class size is limited to 35 participants and 15 paid registrations have already been received.

Fripp Audubon & Naturally Fripp present  on our barrier islands

South Carolina & Georgia’s vital barrier islands protect the coastal mainland from destructive storms & erosion. Their diverse coastal habitat & abundant wildlife are substance & sustenance for the US southeast. The Beaufort Barrier Islands’ natural riches are celebrated far beyond the Lowcountry. Join Fripp Audubon & Naturally Fripp Community Wildlife Habitat for rare insights into unique flora and fauna of our beaches, salt marshes & maritime forests from seasoned naturalist, educator & field guide author Taylor Schoettle: Apr. 23, 7 p.m., Fripp Island Community Centre. Free presentation & free pass at Fripp gate. Meet ‘n’ Greet, 6 p.m.; please bring small plate of nibbles to share. At 10 a.m. the next day, Taylor Schoettle will lead a beach walk from Rock Beauty Rd.; y’all come! Contact Pat Cotter patrick.r.cotter@gmail.com & visit www.islc.net/audubon.

Final spring organ concert features JeeYoon Choi 

Dr. JeeYoon Choi of First Scots Presbyterian Church in Charleston will present the final concert in the free spring series of Friday organ concerts at noon on Friday, April 24th at the Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church St. in downtown Beaufort. Dr. Choi, a native of Seoul, Korea, is Director of Music and Senior Organist at First Scots and an adjunct faculty member of Limestone College. She received her Doctoral degree from Boston University, a Master’s with honors from Westminster Choir College, and a Bachelor’s with distinction from Ewha Women’s University in Seoul. She studied organ with Stefan Engels and James David Christie. Dr. Choi founded the Bach Festival of Charleston and served as its artistic director from 2008 to 2013. She has taught organ at Boston University and served as a board member of the Charleston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. She will perform on the church’s historic Taylor & Boody organ as the final guest organist in the spring series. Concerts are free and open to the public. Details: Patricia Gould, pgould@sthelenas1712.org or 843.522.1712, ext. 214 ; or Kelly Newnham,  knewnham@sthelenas1712 or 843.522.1712; or visit www.sthelenas1712.org.

Outdoor volunteers needed

In partnership with Beaufort Elementary School (BES), Fripp Audubon is holding a volunteer work project from 9-12 on Saturday, April 25th. The project will clean and organize the BES outdoor garden/living lab. Volunteers are also needed to assist with a Beaufort Elementary Schools field trip to the Port Royal rookery on May 15th. Please contact Betsy Richards if you can work on either or both of these Audubon projects at richardsbetsy43@gmail.com.