What To Do the week of February 18th-24th

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Learn about flags of the Revolutionary War 

You are invited to learn about flags used in the Revolutionary War and Civil War on February 20 at Santa Elena History Center. Hear the story of the flag designed for use by South Carolina troops under the command of Col. William Moultrie for the defense of Sullivan’s Island against the attack of the British fleet on June 28, 1776. Some of the other flags Mr. Keller will share include the flags for the Cherokee Braves, Robert E. Lee’s Headquarters, Fort Moultrie, the Bonnie Blue, South Carolina Secession, and Nathan Bedford Forest. It will be a fascinating and interesting presentation you will not want to miss. His presentation on flags has been widely acclaimed with standing room only so sign up early to get a seat. The cost is $15.

YMCA opens spring soccer registration  

Registration is now open for Youth Outdoor Spring Soccer at the YMCA of Beaufort County through Feb. 23rd. Kids age 3-12. Costs are $55 per child for Y members and $70 per child for non-members. Register at the YMCA in Port Royal (1801 Richmond Ave.) or online: ymcabeaufortcounty.com. Scholarship assistance is available. Questions? Contact James Penley, Sport Coordinator at 843-522-9622 or email sports.ymcabeaufort@gmail.com.

Help Hope Haven by coming to open house

Hope Haven of the Lowcountry would like to invite the community to help us bring hope and healing to abused children and adult victims of sexual violence. Please join us for an Open House on February 23, from 5:00  to 6:30 p.m. at Hope Haven located at 1212 Charles Street in Beaufort (In Newcastle Square, behind Talbots and near Herban Market) Enjoy a tour of our center, light refreshments, and a brief presentation by our Executive Director Shauw Chin Capps. Learn more about what Hope Haven does and how you can help make hope happen! R.S.V.P by February 17th, 2016. Please contact Pam Wentworth by calling (843) 524-2256 or by emailing hope12@hopehavenLC.org.

Fripp Audubon & partners present Tiny Bird — Epic Journey

The Red Knot migrates through the Sea Islands on a near-miraculous journey from one end of the earth to the other! Fripp Audubon Club, Sun City Hilton Head Bird Club, Hilton Head Audubon Society & other sponsors present celebrated author Deborah Cramer at Sun City’s Magnolia Hall, Wed., February 24th from 2 to 4 p.m. (Registration, Sun City Bird Club, magnolia2.24.2016@gmail.com). Don’t miss her fascinating message about South Carolina’s critical role in the little bird’s survival—& high stakes for shorebirds, horseshoe crabs & humans. Ms. Cramer encores at Fripp Island Community Centre, Thurs., February 25th at 7 p.m. Free presentation & free pass at Fripp gate. Meet ‘n’ Greet starts at 6 p.m. Please bring small plate of nibbles to share.

Integrative Healing Arts Sampler scheduled at in Downtown Beaufort 

Join our health care volunteers for 20-minute sessions of Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Counseling, Healing Touch, massage, and more on Saturday, February 27th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 705 Bladen St. in downtown Beaufort. 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 are also available onsite. Visit MinistriesforSynergeticWellness.org for more information or call 843-770-9947.

Tuesday Talks return at Maritime Center

Our popular lecture series returns this spring and will run from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The cost is $8/adult, $5/student with ID, and free for those under 17 years of age.

Currently scheduled for Tuesday Talks this spring: March 1st – Al Segars, SCDNR: “Human Impacts on Wildlife” •  March 15th – Bruce Lampright, Brays Island Naturalist  •  April 5th – Amber Kuehn, Spartina Marine Education Charters: “The Port Royal Sound Ecosystem”.

TCL invites the community to “Return to the Classroom” event

The Technical College of the Lowcountry invites local residents to its 2nd annual “Return to the Classroom” event from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 9 at the TCL New River Campus in Bluffton. The event is free and includes two morning classes followed by a lunch and learn session.

“We are excited to welcome the community to our beautiful New River campus for a day of exploration and discovery,” TCL President Dr. Richard Gough said.

The event features a variety of classes centered on the topic of wellness and taught by exceptional TCL faculty members. Participants will be able to choose two classes from the following:

  1. Stress and Wellness
  2. Couples Therapeutic Massage
  3. Literature and Wellness
  4. Health Monitoring

Eric Horan to host book signing and reception

You are invited to a special wine and cheese reception at the Maritime Center, Friday, March 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for the Beaufort release of Eric Horan’s latest book, Beholding Nature. Eric will personalize copies of the exquisite coffee table book purchased during the event. RSVP to info@portroyalsoundfoundation.org.

BHS Boys Tennis hosts ping pong tournament

We are having a Ping Pong Tournament at Beaufort High on March 12 to benefit the Boys Tennis Team. Come have some fun and play some competitive ping pong against your level of play. It will start at 12 noon in the Gym; sign up will start at 11:15 a.m. We will be having 3 levels of play for singles and doubles along with a 16 under division. There may also be a women’s or girls division if we have enough entries. We can pair you with someone for doubles if you need a partner.

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