What To Do the week of April 7th-13th

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Get your sports or camp physical for $20

Doctors Care is offering Sports Physicals or Camp Physicals for $20. Any physical dated April 1st, or after, is good for all of next school year. Go to www.doctorscare.com to find a location near you.

Friends of the Hilton Head Library to hold spring book sale

The Friends of the Hilton Head Library will hold its spring book sale on Friday, April 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hilton Head Branch Library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head. Many gently used books in the bookstore and the lobby of the library will be available. Books will be $2 for most hardbacks, $1 for trade paperbacks and paperbacks will be 3 for $1 or 50 cents each.  Children’s books are individually priced with a price range from 10 cents to $3.  Gift certificates for the bookstore will be available. All proceeds benefit the Hilton Head Branch Library.

For more details, call 843-255-6532 or visit www.friendsofthehiltonheadlibrary.org or visit us on  Facebook.

Beaufort Sheriff to speak at Waterfront

On Friday April 8th the Take Back the Night annual event to raise awareness of child abuse and sexual violence will begin at 7 p.m. at the Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort. Sheriff PJ Tanner is the keynote speaker. This event is sponsored by Hope Haven of the Lowcountry. For more information, call 843-524-2256.

Fly Fishing Expo to be held April 9th

The fourth Annual Lowcountry Fly Fishing Expo is Saturday April 9th! This event is not to be missed for any outdoorsmen who enjoys the sport of fly fishing or has interest and wants to learn! Whether you are a beginner or advanced angler, this is an event for all experience levels. Come see what the surrounding Lowcountry waters have to offer and learn from a long list of great instructors and presenters. Limited tickets available so sign up today to reserve your spot online at www.baystreetoutfitters.com. If you prefer, you can also call the shop 843-524-5250 to sign up.

Beaufort County offers free secure shredding

The Beaufort County Public Works Department Solid Waste and Recycling Division has established a secure document shredding event for Saturday, April 9, 2016. The event will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. (or truck containers are full) at the Shanklin Convenience Center at 80 Shanklin Road in Beaufort.

Any types or colors of paper, file folders, or envelopes are acceptable. Staples or paper clips do not need to be removed. Materials can be brought in any container or bag and will be emptied into roll carts for immediate shredding. Only residential quantities will be accepted. No materials from commercial businesses will be accepted. No electronics will be collected at this event. For more information, contact the Solid Waste and Recycling Division at 843-255-2736 or visit www.bcgov.net/recycle.

Meditate with Brittney Hiller at workshop

This will be a meditation for beginner’s workshop. Saturday, April 9th at 11:00 a.m. To register, call 843-255-6458 or email sinman@bcgov.net. The event will be held at 311 Scott St. in downtown Beaufort. Learn simple meditation techniques, including breath and posture with meditation expert, Brittany Hiller. For additional information, go to www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Duke Symphony Orchestra to perform

On Sat. April 9th the Duke Symphony Orchestra will perform at the USCB Center for the Arts, to benefit the Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation. Tickets are $35. Patron tickets start at $75 and include premium seating and an invitation to the conductor’s reception after the concert. Ticket prices will be $5 higher at the door. To purchase tickets, please visit www.bmhsc.org or call 843-522-5774.

Buy Jazz Brunch tickets before they sell out!

The Jazz Brunch is just 10 days away, and is expected to sell out soon! Don’t miss out on an opportunity to enjoy specialty quiches, bottomless Mimosa’s, and a special performance of “A Journey Through Jazz” from the very popular Martin Lesch Band. The Jazz Brunch will be held Sunday, April 10th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Jazz Corner.

Help HELP at Fat Patties April 12th

HELP of Beaufort night at Fat Patties will be April 12th, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Come join HELP for good food, information about HELP of Beaufort, and to help raise funds to continue providing services for Beaufort County residents who need a little help to get by.

Local author schedules lecture at library

Neil Baxley, author of No Prouder Fate: The Story of the 11th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry and Walk in the Light: The Story of the 10th and 19th SC Volunteer Infantry Regiments will share his research into the military career of Beaufort’s own Stee Elliott. This presentation premiered at the 2015 South Carolina Civil War Symposium and will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott Street in downtown Beaufort

This is great history for anyone 12 years old and older. For more information, contact info: Grace Cordial, 843-255-6446, or email her at gracec@bcgov.net.

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.

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

Festival Series wraps us with grand finale

On Sunday, April 24, at 5 p.m. at USCB Center for the Arts, Historic Beaufort Campus, USCB will hold their Festival Series grand finale. Performing pieces from Schubert, Sollima, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky will be Aaron Boyd – violin, Jesse Mills – violin, Dimitri Murrath – viola, and Host, Edward Arron – cello. Tickets start at $42 and are available online at www.uscb.edu/festivalseries or by calling 843-208-8246.