What To Do the week of August 13th-19th

See a great movie for $6.  

Boulevard (rated R), Directed by Dito Montiel and starring Robin Williams, Bob Odenkirk, Kathy Baker Monday, August 17 at 7 PM at USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort Box office: 843-521-4145. Starring the remarkable Robin Williams in his final dramatic performance, Boulevard centers on a married but closeted 60-year-old bank officer, Nolan (Williams), whose spontaneous turn down an unknown street upends his monotonous life and marriage.

Purifying Breaths and Yogas of Tsa Lung

You are invited to experience the self-healing practice of Tsa Lung, an ancient Tibetan Bon tradition, at TheraVista: Conscious Community Haven every Monday evening, starting August 17, from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Tsa Lung engages your mind, body, and spirit with purifying breathing and gentle yoga exercises. You will learn: Inner Refuge Meditation, Nine Purification Breaths, and Sitting Yoga Exercises to revitalize your life force energy and connect to your deep self. A donation of $5-10 is suggested. TheraVista: Conscious Community Haven is located on serene Lowcountry grounds at 263 Brickyard Point Rd. South, Beaufort. For more information, please visit theravista.org or email Emily at emilydfj@gmail.com

Beaufort Democratic Club to meet   

The Northern Beaufort County Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at Grand Army Hall, 706 Newcastle Street, Beaufort, with a social gathering at 6:30 p.m. and meeting starting promptly at 7:00 p.m. Please join us; all are welcome.

Citizens against Domestic Abuse offers volunteer training 

CODA will be holding their next volunteer training beginning August 22, 2015. Training hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 22nd and will continue on August 24th, 25th, and 26th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. All four sessions must be completed prior to beginning volunteer activities.  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 offices and/or the shelter, or at various community events as representatives of CODA. Applicants must pre-register and an interview is necessary prior to the start of training.  Interested individuals should contact Theresa Lacey at (843) 770-1074 ext. 225, or visit www.codalowcountry.org and click on the volunteer tab.

How to make a budget and become debt free class 

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce (BCBCC) will offer two free classes in August at the Chamber Office.  On Tuesday, August 18 we will offer a two-hour class on learning to do a budget and becoming debt-free. On the following Tuesday, August 25 we will offer a two-hour class on credit repair.  Both classes will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 801 Bladen Street in Beaufort. All are welcome to attend. Call 843-986-1102 X 2.

Local business to hold fundraiser to save Gullah-Geechee properties 

Lane J Independent Associates will hold the first business-sponsored fundraiser to benefit the Pan-African Family Empowerment & Land Preservation Network (PAFEN) to support their work to redeem and pay taxes on Gullah-Geechee property to preserve current ownership. Lane J Independent Associates will donate 25% of all proceeds from the sale of their affordable legal and identity theft programs plans.

The “Help save Gullah/Geechee Land Fundraiser” will be held on Thursday, Aug. 20th  from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the training room of One Beaufort Town Center, 2015 Boundary St., in Beaufort. The event will also serve as an after-hours business networking opportunity, and a “You be the Judge!” identity theft protection workshop.

Invited speakers for the ID theft workshop include John Hall, an ID theft risk management specialist; SC state rep. David Mack; and Eddie Smith, Regional Manager.

Identity theft protection and legal service plans will also be available for purchase on during the event at the Lane J Independent Associates office, suite 329, also at One Beaufort Town Center.

Law School for non-lawyers

This fall, the South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Program will be presenting a “Law School for Non-Lawyers” course at the Technical College of the LowCountry\Beaufort Campus, located in the Auditorium of Building #12 at 921 Ribaut Rd in Beaufort. The “Law School for Non-Lawyers” is a seven (7) weeks course, on different areas of the law, which is offered to the public. The course meets one night a week, (6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.) for seven consecutive weeks (September 1-October 13, 2015). The cost of the course is $45.00, which includes the textbook and all materials that will be needed for the course. This course will give the public much needed legal information and a chance to meet some of their local attorneys.

This is a wonderful course that provides an insight into the legal system. The textbook and other materials that you will receive are a great resource for later use. If you, your staff, or members of your organization are interested in attending this course, please call Technical College of the LowCountry to register, at 843-525-8205, or online at www.tcl.edu/continuing-ed/howtoregister as they will be handling all registration. Registration for the course ends at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26, 2015.

The Downtown Beaufort Farmer’s Market

The downtown Beaufort Farmer’s Market is held on Wednesdays from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. offering fresh local produce, plants, artisans, home baked and canned foods, crafts and more at Pigeon Point Park.

Upcoming library events 

To be held at the Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott St., Beaufort.

Event: Go Green, Save Green
Date: Saturday, August 22 at 11:00 a.m.
Description: Discover how ecological choices can be economical ones, too, from energy to household products. Learn what you can do as an individual to help the planet and your wallet at the same time.

Event: One on One Computer Help
Date: Monday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Description: Bring your Smartphone, iPad, tablet, or laptop in for assistance. Or need help with your resume? Drop in for one- on-one assistance. Computers will be available for those that do not bring your own device. FREE! Questions? Please email Stacey Inman at sinman@bcgov.net or call the Reference Desk (843)-255-6458.

Event: Wee Play (Too!)
Date: Mondays at 11:00 a.m. and Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Description: Listen to stories, songs, and finger plays. For ages 0-4 and their adult caregiver.

Event: Reserve A Librarian
Date: By appointment; please contact Stacey Inman at sinman@bcgov.net or call 843-255-6458
Description: One on one time with a librarian. All inquiries welcome, including smartphone assistance, etc.

Event:  Southern Author Kim Boykin
Date: Tuesday, September 1 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Description: Romance and women’s fiction author Kim Boykin will discuss her new book A Peach of a Pair and her journey to becoming a published writer. Book signing to follow.
Contact Ann Cox at (843) 255-6458 or acox@bcgov.net for more information.

Event: Poison Pen Mystery Book Club
Date:  Monday, September 14 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Description: Enjoy a discussion of mysteries over refreshments. In September, we’re reading The Cutting Season by Attica Locke.

Synopsis: Caren Gray manages Belle Vie, a sprawling antebellum plantation deep in Louisiana where the past and the present coexist uneasily. Outside the gates, an ambitious corporation has laid siege to the generations-old sugarcane farms, buying up land and replacing locals with illegal laborers. Tensions mount when a migrant worker’s body is found in a shallow grave on the edge of the property, and as the investigation gets under way, the list of suspects begins to grow. Certain the police are on the wrong path, Caren treads into dangerous territory, pursuing the truth about Belle Vie’s history and her own, and unearths startling facts about a very old mystery — one that an increasingly desperate killer will stop at nothing to keep buried.

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