What To Do the week of Feb. 19th-25th

Beaufort High School baseball clinic

Will you please announce information about the Beaufort High School Baseball Clinic in next week’s Island News (and the week after that too, if possible)? Participants will receive instruction on fielding, hitting, pitching, and base running from the Beaufort High School coaching staff and current members of the BHS varsity baseball team. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 8-14; players will split into appropriate age groups. Camp participants are required to bring their own equipment (gloves, cleats, bat, hat, and helmet) and water bottle. In the event of inclement weather, a make-up day will be scheduled. Applications will be available at the field on the day of the clinic. It will be held Saturday, February 21 at Beaufort High School Baseball Field from 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m. Ages 8-14 welcome. The clinic fee will be $50.00. Questions? Contact Keith Riley at riley1995@embarqmail.com.

Fellowship concert at church on St. Helena

Bethesda Christian Fellowship of 32 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive on Saint Helena Island, South Carolina invites you to a Fellowship Concert featuring: The Kirk Choir of Sea Island Presbyterian Church and The Voices of Victory on Sunday, February 22, 2015 4:00PM at Bethesda Christian Fellowship. This event is free to the public. Come, worship with us. We hope to see you there! For more information, please contact the Church at (843) 838-4410.

Learn efforts to conserve natural resources

The migratory birds that flock to the Lowcountry depend on critical habitat both here & many thousands of miles away. Learn about efforts to conserve natural resources in SC & as distant as Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, the Columbian Andes & the Amazon.  Fripp Audubon & Naturally Fripp Community Wildlife Habitat host The Nature Conservancy’s SC Executive Director Mark Robertson & wildlife biologist Jerry Touval, Thurs, Feb. 26, 7 p.m., Fripp Island Community Centre. Free presentation & free pass at Fripp gate. Meet ‘n’ Greet, 6 p.m.—please bring small plate of nibbles to share. Contact Pat Cotter patrck.r.cotter@gmail.com & visit www.islc.net/audubon.

Homecoming 2015 at Riverview Baptist

Join Riverview Baptist Church for their annual Homecoming titled “He’s Still Jesus” on March 1, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. There will be special music by Sweetgrass Angels, Pat & Robert Claxton, Tara & Travis Moore, and Riverview Youth Choir and special Guest Amanda Bonds from the Savannah River Association. The message will be given by Pastor Leon Meadows.

Free mandatory safety training for SC hunters

One-day Hunter Safety Education course/test taught by expert outdoorsman—you need this for SC hunting lic. if you are resident or non-res. born after June 30, 1979 (optional for all others). Young hunters & families welcome! Moose Lodge #1855, 350 Broad River Blvd., Bft, SC 29906; Sat., Mar. 7th, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.—FREE food/drinks by Parris Island Rod & Gun Club (or bring own). Pass test, get temporary Hunter Ed. Card. Call instructor Danny Vinson NOW, 843-812-1984. SC DNR Hunter Education is dedicated to safe enjoyment of our outdoors. Participants learn firearm & bow safety, fieldcraft, responsibility & ethics afield, wildlife identification & conservation. Visit http://www.dnr.sc.gov/education/hunted.html for more information.

Battery Creek High School Open House

Join us to learn more about Battery Creek High School’s academic programs.  The open house will be on March 12, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Refreshments and Fellowship: 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and School Choice Meeting and Event: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.). During the evening, representatives from each of BCHS’s hallmark programs will be on hand to showcase our school’s offerings including MCJROTC/military science, aviation and aeronautical engineering, health science, and the arts. We will also feature our new career and technology education program’s expansion to include new courses in agricultural and bio systems science, culinary arts and welding. You don’t want to miss this event!

Port Royal Soft Shell Crab Festival in April

Beaufort County will celebrate the 12th anniversary of its Soft Shell Crab Festival on Saturday, April 18, from noon – 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.Port RoyalCrabRace.com. For more information about the Soft Shell Crab Festival, visit www.oldvillageportroyal.com or call (843) 592-2356.

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