What To Do the week of August 7th-12th

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Free Reiki Infused Yoga offered twice in August  

On Thursday, August 6th and 20th 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., join the Outdoor Yogini, Brittney Hiller and Reiki Master, Chris (Sutty) Suddeth at the Port Royal, SC Wetlands Amphitheater for a Free RIY Event. Gentle Yoga stretching and the Spirit-Guided Life-Force Energy of Reiki combine for a family friendly opportunity for healing and unwinding after a long day. Commune with nature in the evening shade with friends and Lowcountry neighbors. What to bring: Yoga Mat or towel to practice on and a water bottle. Consider bringing a notebook to write down inspirations that may come. A “Kajarma” will be available if you’d like to leave a gift. Text or call Brittney 843-263-0320 or Sutty 843-263-2397 with any questions.

Republicans to meet in Bluffton on August 7th 

There has been a great deal of interest in getting together to discuss the upcoming Fox News debate on August 6th. The Greater Bluffton Republican Club has decided to host a cocktail party to discuss the debate on Friday, August 7th from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Rose Hill Golf Club. We are assembling an All Star Panel to share their views and opinions. The panel will include local political leaders and will be announced soon. It will be a moderated discussion with ample participation from the audience. We will also provide complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. We will conclude with a straw poll. Come out and represent your candidate and make your voice heard.

Networking opportunity with Beaufort’s Black Chamber of Commerce

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will have its First Friday Networking Event at Quality Inn on Friday, August 7, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event will be hosted by 5LINX owner Jemyma Gervero. Learn how to create residual income and save money on the products and services you already use. RSVP by calling (843) 986-1102.

Beaufort Sport Fishing and Diving to meet

Beaufort Sport Fishing and Diving to hold meeting Beaufort Sport Fishing and Diving Club August meeting will be held Thursday August 13th at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located off of Meridian Road on Lady’s Island. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. A special guest presenter from the SC Dept. of National Resources will be undercover hero Eric Vaugh. He and his other colleagues will be talking about the steamy world of poachers and how they hurt our fisheries. They will also include ways on how we can assist them. Additionally, new information will be handed out on the additional materials deployed at the Gordon, 5 miles off Bay Point. Guests are always welcomed and do not need a reservation. For additional information call Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122.

Celebrate the Vietnam Veterans on August 8th  

Join the members of the Healing Heroes of the Lowcountry Fund at a tribute to Vietnam Veterans on August 8th at 7 p.m. for an evening of music, laughter and more importantly, recognition. The Parris Island Marine Corps Band & Color Guard will be performing and the HHLF is pleased to announce that Medal of Honor and Bronze Star winner, Major General Robert E. Livingston, Jr. US Army Retired, will be the keynote speaker. Location of the event is yet to be determined. HHLF is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization established in 2013, to honor, empower and support our wounded military heroes, first responders and their families/caregivers. For additional information, contact Dick Rooney at 410-991-3780.

Sports registrations open for YMCA

The Wardle Family YMCA of Beaufort, located at 1801 Richmond Avenue, Port Royal, is now accepting registrations for Youth Flag Football (age 4-12) through Aug. 10 and Adult Outdoor Soccer (age 18+) through Sept. 7. The youth flag football season is Aug. 24 through Oct. 15, 2015 and the adult outdoor soccer season is Sept. 15 through Nov. 9, 2015. Flag football will be held at the Wardle Family YMCA, 1801 Richmond Avenue, Port Royal and adult outdoor soccer will be held at the St. Peter’s Catholic Church fields on Lady’s Island. Cost: Youth Flag Football ($50 member/$60 non-member); Adult Outdoor Soccer ($250 per team OR $40 member/ $50 non-member). For more information contact Lisa Redwine, Aquatics and Sports Director, ymcasportsco@gmail.com or 832.522.9622 ext. 224. Register at the Y front desk or on our website at ymcabeaufortcounty.com.

Senator Tom Davis to speak at LIBPA August meeting  

Senator Davis will be the guest speaker at the Tuesday, August 11th meeting of the Lady’s Island Business and Professional Association which will be held at 8 a.m. in the Beaufort Realtor’s Association headquarters (located behind BB&T on Lady’s Island Drive). The meeting is open to the public. Senator Davis was elected to the South Carolina Senate, representing District 46 (Beaufort and Jasper County) in 2008 and reelected in 2012. He is a graduate of Furman University and received his law degree from the University Of Maryland School Of Law. He has practiced law in Beaufort since 1985 at Harvey & Battey, P. A. Prior to assuming his present office he managed Governor Mark Sanford’s 2002 and 2006 gubernatorial campaigns, served in Governor Sanford’s administration as senior policy advisor, co-chief of staff, deputy chief of staff, and chief of staff and chaired the bi-state Jasper Port Negotiating Committee. Senator Davis presently serves on the Senate Committees for Banking and Insurance, Corrections and Penology, Finance, Labor, Commerce and Industry and Medical Affairs.

District 4 Community Listening Meeting 

Beaufort County Councilwoman Alice Howard and Beaufort County School District Board Member Joseph Dunkle, both of District 4, will host a Community Listening Meeting on Tuesday, August 11, 2015. Discussion topics will include the Beaufort County Stormwater Utility Rate Study and the unitary status for the school district’s desegregation agreement and bond referendum. The meeting will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Technical College of the LowCountry (TCL), Building #23 (the former Fellowship Hall), 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. The purpose of the meeting is to allow residents of District 4 an opportunity to share their concerns. Residents do not need to register in advance for the meeting.

Learn how to buy a home from local realtor

You are invited to attend FlameLilly Real Estate Group’s Home Buying Made Simple: Home Ownership Series August 12th between 6 to 7 p.m., 710 Boundary St., Beaufort. RSVP as space is limited to 843-605-3092.

Local authors to have book signing

Local authors Jack Gannon and Cindi Williams-Barnier will host the Port Royal debut of their new fiction novel, “Dawn of the Living Ghost,” on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 3 p.m. at Helena Place Senior Living. Attendees can enjoy Happy Hour refreshments while the pair discuss their novel and how their mutual high school dream of becoming authors came true after 35 years when they self-published their first novel. The event is free and open to the public of all ages. Helena Place Senior Living is located at 1624 Paris Avenue directly across from the Port Royal Post Office. For more information, please call (843) 252-3001 or e-mail rewing@enlivant.com.

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.

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.