What To Do the week of August 20th-26th

Adaptive Golf to meet this weekend  

Meet up this weekend August 22 at the driving range at the Legends of Parris Island Golf Course to get tuned up for next month’s first annual Adaptive Golf. The plan is to play 9 holes after the clinic if anyone is interested. Invite your friends or anyone that would benefit from the experience. Contact Steve Giammona at sgiammona@bmhsc.org or (843) 522-5850 for details.

Join Live Oak Builders for a reveal party   

As you may know, Live Oak Builders of Beaufort worked with HGTV on a renovation project on Craven Street this past spring. The air date and time for the HGTV Vacation House for Free is scheduled for Sunday, August 23 at 12 noon. Live Oak Builders is hosting a “Viewing Event” at the Holiday Inn & Suites at 2225 Boundary Street, Beaufort from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. They will be in the bar area where there are four TV screens and plenty of space. Join them and celebrate the “REVEAL” with the local contractors who worked on this project and with Dataw Island residents who were filmed during some of the scenic clips. Light refreshments will be served. For planning purposes, please let us know if you plan on attending by calling 843-524-2343.

Learn how to develop a business plan  

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce (BCBCC) and SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) will offer a business class focusing on developing a business plan, accessing a business loan and other financial strategies. The class will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on August 24, 26 and 28, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call 843-986-1102 to enroll. Classes will be held at the chamber office located at 801 Bladen Street in Beaufort. Cost for the class is $25 which will be reimbursed once the course has been satisfactorily completed.

SC Bar to sponsor Law School for Non-Lawyers in Beaufort  

Do you know what your rights and responsibilities are under the law? While you may not be an attorney, it’s important to know the law and how it affects you. The SC Bar Pro Bono Program is sponsoring “Law School for Non-Lawyers,” a seven-week program designed to give the public an overview of the South Carolina legal system and insight into common legal problems people face. The series will be held on Tuesday evenings, Sept. 1 continuing through Oct. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Technical College of the Lowcountry (921 Ribaut Rd., Beaufort). The deadline to enroll is Wednesday, Aug. 26. The course will cover the following topics: Sept. 1—Overview of state courts and alternative dispute resolution, Sept. 8—Juvenile justice and overview of child protection hearings, Sept. 15—Family law, real estate and landlord-tenant law, Sept. 22—Wills, estates and probate, health care and elder law, Sept. 29—S.C. workers’ compensation and employment law, Oct. 6—Bankruptcy law, consumer law and debt collection, Oct. 13—Criminal law and torts. The seven-week course costs $45 and includes all course materials. Registrants are not required to attend all of the classes and may choose to attend only those that interest them the most. To register, call (843) 525-8205 or visit www.tcl.edu/continuing-ed. For all other questions, contact the SC Bar Pro Bono Program at (803) 799-6653, ext. 158.

Nearly New sale returns to St. Helena 

Back-to-school clothes, designer outfits and quality menswear – and more! – will be available at bargain prices as the Nearly New and More! Sale returns to the Parish Church of St. Helena. The sale is Aug. 29 and 30 in the Parish Hall at 507 Newcastle St. in downtown Beaufort. Shopping hours are 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 29, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30. Nearly New was not held on St. Helena in 2014. “We are back by popular demand,” says sale chair Pat Jones. “And we’re adding framed pictures, framed art work, furniture, lamps, and silk plants to our offerings.”

Clothing for men, women and children will be on sale as always, along with shoes and accessories like belts, scarves, and pocketbooks. Everything is gently used; some items still have their store tags. Proceeds from the sale go to church missions. “We are doing this for the community, to serve God and share God’s love,” Jones says.

Register for classes at the Literacy Center  

Registration for fall classes at The Literacy Center will be held on August 31st at 6:30 p.m. Port Royal Baptist Church, 707 Pinckney Blvd, Port Royal, SC 843-521-1994. Registration fee: $80 Class offered are: pre GED, Basic Literacy (beginner, intermediate, advanced) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Classes start September 9, 2015 and run through March 31, 2016.

Donate blood this October to save lives 

Please help Marine Federal CU save lives this October. We want to host a blood drive here at the branch on Oct. 26th, but need 20 pre sign-ups to make it happen. All we need is your name, phone number and email address for the pre commitment to the Blood Alliance. Stop by the branch at 819 Parris Island Gateway or call us at 800.225.3967, ext. 5151 or 5153. Refreshments and a gift from MFCU will be given to each participant in October.

Local Military Officers host conference   

Men & women of Beaufort’s Low Country Chapter, Military Officers Association of America, host MOAA’s biennial SC conference, October 9th-11th, MCAS Beaufort & hold 50th Anniversary banquet Oct. 10 at Lyceum, Parris Island. We’re current/ former/retired officers strongly committed to national defense, troops & families. Conference is open to the public; focus is on military/vets’ issues & how to help all who’ve served! $10 registration. Register today at www.lcmoaa.org/lcmoaa@gmail.com or call (413) 345-1524.

Compete in a chili cook-off to help a local camp

Hosted by the Lowcountry Jaycees and managed and produced by Plum Productions, the only local International Chili Society sanctioned cook-off is coming on Oct. 17th. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Jaycee’s Camp Hope. This event will feature 2 levels of International Chili Society competition: Traditional Red Chili and Home-style Chili. Plus there will be fun for all ages. Register your team today at www.chilipartyinthepark.eventbrite.com.Amateurs and professionals are all welcome. For more details, check out www.chilipartyinthepark.eventbrite.com. First place in the Traditional Red Chili category is $1000! Chefs also have the opportunity to compete for the “Spiciest Space” award for best themed booth. A People’s Choice Chili champion will also be named. Attendees will choose their favorite chili by casting their votes through cash donations for Jaycee Camp Hope. The chef with the most donations wins! Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Southside Park in Beaufort. Gates will open rain or shine at 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Bring the whole family and spend the day at the new Southside Park, at the intersection of Battery Creek Rd and Southside Blvd. Live music, craft beer, plenty of activities for kids of all ages, and a variety of food vendors for even the non-chili eaters. Plenty of parking is available. The 2nd Annual Party in the Park Chili Cook-off is open to the public with FREE admission.

Purchase all-you-can-taste chili wristbands for $20 each online at www.chilipartyinthepark.eventbrite.com and/ or at the gate on event day. Registered chefs will begin cooking promptly at 11:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. with judging beginning at 2:30 p.m. Awards will be announced before the conclusion of the event. An award for the best themed team and display will also be a highlight of the day.

Cousteau to speak at Port Royal Sound Foundation fundraiser   

Phillipe Cousteau, grandson of famed ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, will be the featured speaker at the Port Royal Sound Foundation’s anniversary celebration of its Maritime Center on Lemon Island. “Night on the Sound,” which includes a cocktail reception, locally sourced foods, live music and a silent auction, supports the Port Royal Foundation’s education and research efforts. The event will be held Oct. 31st. Cousteau – explorer, social entrepreneur and environmental advocate – is a CNN special correspondent reporting on environmental and humanitarian issues around the world. The Port Royal Sound Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving land and improving water quality in the Port Royal Sound area. The foundation was formed to support and promote research in the Port Royal Sound area and educate people about the sound’s environmental, cultural, historical, artistic and economic contributions to the region’s quality of life. To learn more about “Night on the Sound,” ticket sales and sponsorship opportunities; contact Alicia Taylor, Director of Development, at 843-645-7774 or ataylor@portoyalsoundfoundation.org.

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