What To Do the week of Feb. 5th-11th

Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will have its First Friday Networking Event and a VIP Gullah FM Radio Launch on Friday, February 6, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The event will be held at the Regions Bank Building, 2nd Floor located at 69 Robert Smalls Parkway in Beaufort.  The event is free and open to the public.  RSVP by calling (843) 379-0004.

EarthFIT to be host charity training

This Saturday, February 7th, at 8:30 a.m. EarthFIT will be hosting a charity training for the LymeLight Foundation to help people struggling with Lyme’s disease something that hits close to home. I grew up in CT where many people I know have been affected by Lyme’s disease. We will meet by the water right in front of Saltus Restaurant downtown. Minimum donation is for $10. The training will include a warmup, then what is called Hurricane training along with a cool down. The training will be about 35-40 minutes. Bring all your friends and family.

Daughters of the American Revolution to meet

The Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 12th at Beaufort’s First Presbyteraina Church Fellowship Hall on North Street.  The American History and Good Citizenship awards will be presented. For more information, contact Regent Harriett Bosiack at 843-466-0305.

Harbormasters sing sweet Valentines

Looking for a unique Valentine for your sweetheart and special friends on February 13 or 14? The Beaufort Harbormasters will deliver your Valentine greetings with a love song, a rose and a card….and maybe a box of chocolates. Quartets will suddenly appear at the place and the time you arrange and sing in a Capella four-part harmony. The surprise and delight of person you honor will be unforgettable. Guaranteed. For details and to place your order, just go to:www.beaufortharbormasters.org.

COSY holds monthly training for February

The Collaborative Organization of Services for Youth (COSY) will hold its monthly training Thursday, February 19, 2015 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. “Understanding the Sandwich Generation” is the training topic. Jennifer Massey, LMSW, Community Outreach Coordinator at Island Hospice, will serve as the presenter.  Participants will receive two social work continuing education units (CEUs). The training will occur in the auditorium of the Center for the Arts at USC Beaufort, 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort. Contact Paula Settles at 843-521-3150 or psettles@uscb.edu to register.

The Sea Island Quilters to hold meeting

The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, February 19, at 6 p.m. Monthly meetings are held at Praise Assembly, 800 Paris Island Gateway. Connie Davidson from Bluffton, will be the special guest speaker. Connie is a S.C. State Guild teacher and a National Quilting Association certified teacher. Her topic, “What are the judges judging”, will help quilters identify what judges look for in a quilt. Quilters are invited to attend to get valuable information to improve quilts entered in SIQ’s upcoming quilt show May 1-2. For details call Sharon Kimber at 838-2870 or skimber76@gmail.com.

Revolutionary War Battle of Port Royal Island event         

The Beaufort County Historical Society and the Governor Paul Hamilton Chapter– Sons of the American Revolution will partner to present,  “The Revolutionary War Battle of Port Royal Island” by J.Thomas Mikell on Friday, February 20 at The Tavern at Royal Pines on Lady’s Island. The lunch lecture will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a dutch treat luncheon and the meeting will begin at noon.  The talk and question and answer period will last about 45 minutes and the Governor Paul Hamilton Chapter– Sons of the American Revolution meeting will follow, should you care to remain for that meeting. The Tavern at Royal Pines is located at 139 Francis Marion Circle, Beaufort, SC 29907.  For more information, please call 843-522-9700. Please RSVP to Linda Hoffman lindahof@earthlink.net no later than Tuesday, Feb. 17th at 5 p.m. The next BCHS meeting will be March 26 to celebrate Women’s History Month. Carolyn Curry will discuss her definitive biography of an extraordinary woman, Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas. The Beaufort County Historical Society, established in 1939 is celebrating its Diamond Anniversary and continues its mission as an all volunteer Society dedicated to the study and preservation of Beaufort County history.The Beaufort County Historical Society is the oldest historical association in Beaufort County.

Invitation to financial aid workshops for students
The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host a free financial aid workshop in February for any and all college-bound students at the TCL Beaufort Campus on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Building 12, Student Center, 921 Ribaut Road. The “College Goal South Carolina” workshop is designed to help all college-bound students – not just those planning to attend TCL – and their families with the financial aid application process and will provide assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the first step to receiving federal aid at college, and it is a requirement for most college students who plan to pay for college with the help of grants, work study funds, student loans and scholarships. Participants should plan to bring the following: Social Security Number; Alien Registration Number, if applicable; You or your parent(s)’/guardian(s)’ most recent federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned; and your Federal Student Aid PIN to sign electronically (visit www.pin.ed.gov to get one).

Free Workshop to Gullah Geechee Artist’s

The SC Arts Commission is offering a free workshop to help Gullah Geechee artists create materials to promote their work. The workshop is scheduled for Tues., Feb. 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Port Royal Sound Maritime Center (formerly the Marina at Lemon Island) at 310 N. Okatie Highway, Okatie, S.C. The workshop is limited to 30 participants. Artists should register by contacting Susan Duplessis at (803) 734-8693 or sduplessis@arts.sc.gov and provide name, art form, phone number and email address.

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