What To Do the week of April 9th-15th

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Free yoga for military families at ArtiZen

Join us on Thursday, April 9th (or the second Thursday of every month) from 11:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. at ArtiZen Yoga. This is exclusively for active military and their spouses. It will be taught by Ayren Pfeifer, our certified Ashtanga teacher, and a military spouse of 13 years. Childcare will be available for $5 for per child. ArtiZen is located at 1211 Newcastle St. For additional information call 843-298-0734.

DAR set meeting with guest speaker

The Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 9th, at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, located at 1208 North Street, Beaufort. The guest speaker will be Dr. Brent Morris, USCB Assistant Professor of History. For more information, contact Regent, Harriett Bosiack at 843-466-0305.

Cobia on a spinning rod

The Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club’s next meeting will be held Thursday April 9th at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located off of Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. As the saying goes, “When the jasmine bloom the Cobia will arrive offshore and in Port Royal Sound and St Helena Sound’. Well known Fishin’ Coach Capt. Dan Utley will deliver a Cobia presentation. He will discuss locations, tides, baits of choice, rods, reels, and particularly rigging for this well-known local species. You do not need a reservation and guests are welcomed. For additional information call Captain Frank Gibson 843-522-2122 or fgibson@islc.net.

Free Organ Concert on Church St.

Jay Yau of Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio will present the third in the free spring series of Friday organ concerts at noon on April 10th at noon at the Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church St. in downtown Beaufort. Yau, the Featured Young Organist for the spring series, is the organist and music director for the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Lorain, Ohio. He was the organist and assistant music director for Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Johns Island in 2012-2013.  He began studying organ in 2011 with Dr. Julia Harlow in Charleston. Concerts are free and open to the public.

Beaufort County offers document shredding

The Beaufort County Public Works Department Solid Waste and Recycling Division is hosting a secure document shredding event for Saturday, April 11, 2015. The event will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Public Works site located 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.  All materials will be shredded on site for as long as the receptacle trucks have the capacity. 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 by calling 843-255-2736 or visiting their website at www.bcgov.net/recycle.

Have you ever wanted to try Dragon Boating?

DragonBoat Beaufort is hosting an open paddle event at Port Royal Landing Marina on Sunday April 12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Members will be on hand to talk about dragon boating and explain the link between dragon boating and cancer recovery. Cancer survivors especially welcome. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience paddling in a dragon boat.

Book talk and singing at the Penn Center

Join us on April 12th for an afternoon of book talk and singing plus hear more about the book Blessed Experiences by Congressman James Clyburn. The event starts at 3:00 p.m. at Frissell Community House on St. Helena. This event is open and free to the public. For more information contact Penn Center: (843) 838-2432 or info@penncenter.com.

Don’t miss the Soft Shell Crab Festival

Celebrate the 12th annual Soft Shell Crab Festival with food, fun and festivities for all on Saturday, April 18, from noon to 5 p.m. on Paris Avenue in cool, coastal, far from ordinary Port Royal, SC. The festival is free and open to all. It will feature a variety of eclectic cuisine in addition to the Lowcountry’s soft shell crabs prepared in a variety of styles by area chefs. In addition to live music, there will be an all-ages cornhole tournament, a kids’ zone entertainment area, a craft/artisan fair and a car show by Beaufort’s Classic Car & Truck Club. The festival will also feature Port Royal’s annual Crab Race where approximately 5,000 rubber crabs are “adopted” by individuals for $10.00 each. Proceeds from the Crab Race benefit the Rotary Clubs of Beaufort, which support several charitable causes. To adopt a crab and learn more about the charities, visit www.PortRoyalCrabRace.com. For more information about the Soft Shell Crab Festival, visit www.oldvillageportroyal.com or call (843) 592-2356.

Harriott Powers, Extraordinary Quilter

The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, April 16, 6 p.m. at Praise Assembly, 800 Paris Island Gateway. A special presentation will be made by local quilter and guild member Mary Hampton Campbell on African-American quilt maker Harriott Angeline Powers, born into slavery in Georgia in 1837. How did her quilts make their way into collections of the Smithsonian and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts? Mary will tell Harriott’s story along with stories of the people who lovingly cared for her quilts so that they can be admired and enjoyed today – over 100 years later. She will also show a replica of Harriott Angeline Powers’ iconic Bible Quilt. For details contact Sharon Kimber at 838-2870 or skimber76@gmail.com.

Concert at the Parish Church of St. Helena

Steven Young of Bridgewater State University will present the fourth in the free spring series of Friday organ concerts at noon on Friday, April 17th,  at the Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church St. in downtown Beaufort.  Dr. Young is a Professor of Music at Bridgewater, where he teaches music theory, music history, and choral techniques and is Director of Choral Activities, conducting the college’s two choral ensembles. He is also the organist and music director at the Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Taunton, MA. He holds degrees in organ performance from Barrington College and New England Conservatory of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts from Boston University. He also holds the Associate Certificate from the American Guild of Organists.  He will perform on the church’s historic Taylor & Boody organ as the fourth guest organist in the spring series. Concerts are free and open to the public.  The spring concert series will conclude on May 1 with a presentation by JeeYoon Choi of Charleston.

Community bible study brunch for visitors

The Beaufort Women’s Day Class of Community Bible Study will hold an informational Visitor’s Day Brunch on Thursday, April 23, from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. at Parish Church of St. Helena’s Parish Hall, Beaufort. This event is open to all area women interested in joining Community Bible Study for the 2015-16 class study of the books of Daniel and Revelation beginning in September. Community Bible Study is non-denominational presenting an in-depth Bible study in a caring format. The Beaufort class meets weekly from September to May on Thursday mornings and is open to women and children, infants to age 12; classes are limited. Women may bring children to the brunch, but advance reservations are required for childcare. For more information call Sandi Fischer 838-0212 or visit the Beaufort CBS website at beaufort.cbsclass.org or Beaufort CBS on Facebook.

Opportunity to try new healing methods

Integrative Healing Arts Sampler is on April 25th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Clinical style delivery of acupuncture, Christian counseling, massage, chiropractic, neuro emotional, Healing Touch, nutritional, holistic MD and more by licensed volunteer practitioners and Christian healing prayer team. The event will take place at 705 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC.  There is a $10 donation for a 20 minute session to raise funds for those with mental and a disability condition is requested. Scholarship applications for free services are available onsite. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and spots are limited but entry is free to public if you just want to visit. Samplers will occur on the last Saturday of each month. Sponsored by Ministries for Synergetic Wellness, Inc. a filed nonprofit to raise funds for those who cannot afford holistic mental health and integrative services. For questions email reneesutton@healthierhealing.com or see ministriesforsynergeticwellness.org.