What To Do the week of December 17th-23rd

Sea Island Carriage offers holiday rides 

Sea Island Carriage Company brings Holiday Carriage Rides to Old Village Port Royal every weekend all December long. Sea Island Carriage Company will be operating Holiday Carriage Rides through the Old Village of Port Royal to see the lights, meet and feed the horses and have lots of holiday fun while supporting the efforts of Friends of Caroline Hospice.

A special staging area has been set up behind The Shed along 8th Street Extension where attendees can meet and feed the horses treats and get a photo too. Enjoy a hot chocolate station, holiday treats and more. Blankets will be provided or you can bring your own to stay warm as you ride through the streets of Port Royal and enjoy Christmas music while taking a look at the decorated houses of the Old Village.

Rides will run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday and last approximately 30 minutes each. Departure times are 5:45, 6:30, 7:15, 8:00, 8:45 and 9 p.m. nightly and tickets are only $12 each, with children under 3 free. Call 843-524-TOURS for reservations. Proceeds benefit Friends of Caroline Hospice.

Historic Penn Center hosts holiday events 

Join us this yuletide season, as we deck the halls and open the doors of the beautiful houses & cottages built by Penn School students and the St. Helena Island community. The houses have been decorated by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., CHUMS, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Lowcountry Ladies, The Magnolias, The Pierians, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and Mrs. Cedar Lawrence.

We welcome all to the Historic Penn Center for tours, treats, storytelling, music, wine tasting & special pricing at the Welcome Center gift shop.

Take a picture with Santa on Dec. 19th from 12 to 2 p.m. and Dec. 20th from 2 to 4 p.m. Enjoy a Bowman Winery tasting on Dec. 20th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The annual live Nativity Scene &andCommunity Choir Concert will be held at the Frissell Community House on Dec. 20th at 6:30 p.m. For more information contact Mrs. Marie Lewis, Event Coordinator, at (843) 252-3863, Ms. Ingrid Owens, Director of History, Arts and Culture, at (843) 838-2474, or email info@penncenter.com.

Adaptive golf event to be held at Legends Parris Island

Merry December and Happy Christmas! Santa won’t deliver the perfect swing. So…if you want to work on your swing join us this weekend. What better way to burn off some of those Christmas Cookies?

It may not be as warm as last weekend, but we’ll have a great time on the range. We hope to see everyone out there December 19th at The Legends of Parris Island from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. To register or for more info contact Andy at (843) 228-2240 or email hinsonca@usmc-mccs.org, or contact Steve at (843) 522-5850 or email sgiammona@bmhsc.org.

Integrative Healing Arts Sampler scheduled at Beaufort Chiropractic 

The Integrative Healing Arts Sampler is coming Saturday, December 19 between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at 705 Bladen St. in Beaufort. Give a healing gift to the ones you love for this holiday season. Join our health care volunteers for 20-minute sessions of Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Counseling, Healing Touch, massage, and more. These creative therapies in a clinical, nurturing, and integrative environment are for anyone, applying especially to those with mental conditions and disabilities, who cannot afford these services or without insurance for counseling. Cost of $10 per session goes toward the non-profit operating expenses. Prayer, scholarship applications for free services, and gift certificates also available onsite. Visit MinistriesforSynergeticWellness.org for more information or call 843-770-9947.

Church invites all to Christmas Eve Service 

Port Royal United Methodist Church will be having Christmas Eve Service December 24 at 5pm at 1602 Columbia Avenue, Port Royal. Communion will be served, and all of the public are welcome to attend. Please call 843-524-2005.

YMCA opens winter sports registration

Registration for youth and adult basketball is now underway at the YMCA of Beaufort County. Youth basketball (age 3-12) registration is open until Dec. 29 with games starting January 4. Cost is $55 per person for Y members and $70 for non-members. Adult (age 18+) basketball registration is open until Dec. 21 with games starting Jan. 11. Cost is $40 per person for Y members, $50 for non-members, and teams are $250.

Registration for our Cheerleading Clinic (ages 4-10) is also underway at the YMCA through Jan. 3, 2016. Class is once per week for 5 weeks starting Jan. 3, 2016. Cost is $ 50 for Y members and $ 70 non-members. Class size is limited. Register for any of these programs at the YMCA located at 1801 Richmond Ave., in Port Royal, online at ymcabeaufortcounty.com or call 843-522-9622.

Reserve your seat at the Legislative Luncheon

Reserve your seat or table at the Legislative Luncheon on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at the Callawassie Island Club sponsored by the Beaufort County Association of Realtors, Lockheed Martin, and South Carolina Lowcountry Tourism Commission. Registration and networking begins at 11:00 a.m. and the program will begin at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $35 for members, $50 for non-members. A formal lunch will be served. Individual seats and tables of 8 or 10 are available. RSVP today by calling 843-525-8500 or emailing Valerie@BeaufortSC.org.

Retina specialist to speak in Hilton Head 

Peter Liggett, M.D., a Hilton Head retina specialist, will conduct an educational seminar on macular degeneration from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13th, at the Country Club of Hilton Head at Hilton Head Plantation. The seminar will take place before the Lions Club luncheon. The public is invited to attend the seminar and the luncheon. To register for the seminar, call Heather Bragg at 843-415-3490 or RSVP at www.hhmr.org/lionsclub. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided during the seminar. Separate registration is required for the luncheon. To gain entry into Hilton Head Plantation, attendees only need to tell the plantation security guard that they are attending Dr. Liggett’s presentation.

Upcoming library events

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

Event: Beaufort Book Club
Date: Thursday, January 21st 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Description: Each month will be a discussion of a different type of book—some fiction, some memoir, some nonfiction—selected and voted upon by club members. Anyone who wants can join us for dinner afterwards at a nearby restaurant. In January, we’re reading The Sound of Glass by Karen White. For more information, please call or email Brendagael Beasley-Forrest at (843)255-6436 or bbeasley@bcgov.net.

Event: Color Me Happy – Adult Coloring Club
Date: Tuesdays from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Description: Studies have proven that coloring is a relaxing activity, even for adults. Treat yourself to some free time to color, listen to relaxing music, eat snacks and socialize. We’ll supply the coloring sheets and colored pencils. This event is for ages 16 and up. For more information, please call or email Stacey Inman at (843) 255-6458 or sinman@bcgov.net.

Event: Beginning/Gentle Yoga
Date: Saturdays (starting January 9, 2016) from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Description: Our new Gentle Yoga class is aimed at getting people going and teaching alignment in the poses. The result is improved flexibility and circulation, a stronger body and a calmer mind. Instructor Cindy Gilmore is trained to teach this physical practice and the mental focus on breathing. Pose modifications will be available. Please bring own mat and optional accessories (blocks, water, etc.). For more information, please call or email Ann Cox at (843)255-6458 or acox@bcgov.net

Event: One on One Computer Help
Date: Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Please call to confirm availability.
Description: Need help with computers? Stop by the Beaufort Branch Library on Monday or Thursday evenings; a tech expert will be standing by to assist you with all your technology needs! Please contact Stacey Inman at (843) 255-6458 or sinman@bcgov.net for more information.

Event: Reserve a Librarian
Date: By appointment only.
Description: Need time with a librarian? All inquiries welcome. Please contact Stacey Inman at (843) 255-6458 or sinman@bcgov.net for more information

For information on any of the programs, visit beaufortcountylibrary.org or call (843) 255-6456.

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