What To Do the week of February 11th-17th

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Sportfishing & Diving Club meeting features two presentations

The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club February meeting will be Thursday February 11 at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located on Lady’s Island off of Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Steve Arnott, head of South Carolina DNR Inshore Fisheries, will present the Lowcountry’s inshore fish population changes over time, specifically concerning Speckled Trout. Well known Captain Danny Rourk of Tailwinds Charters will present how to target local Speckled Trout during the winter months and which rods, tackle, and baits work best. Guests are welcomed and you do not need a reservation. For additional information please contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122 or email fgibson@islc.net.

Adult Choir to perform in Burton on Feb. 13

The St. Paul Baptist Church Adult Choir presents The Theatrical Performance “Missing. The thief comes to steal, kill ad to destroy.” The performance will take place on Saturday, February 13 at 6:00 p.m. at 22 St. Paul Church Road, Burton, SC. For more information, call (843) 525-1326 or (843) 592-5471.

Beaufort Aglow sets meeting with speaker

Beaufort Aglow will meet Saturday, February 13 at The Gulligan’s Seafood Restaurant, 2601 Boundary St, beginning 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The speaker will be Mrs. Rosa Cummings of Bethel Word and Worship Center, Beaufort, SC. Mrs. Cummings overcame sickness and knows the healing power and deliverance in the emotional and physical realms. For information please call (843) 575-5377 or (843) 524-1768.

Concert to be held by a Korean children’s choir

The Jubilee Boys and Girls Choir from the Wangsung Presbyterian Church in Seoul, Korea will perform in concert at The Baptist Church of Beaufort, 600 Charles St. on Wednesday, February 17 at 6 p.m. There is no cost for admission. For information contact Melanie Williams at (843) 252-4104.

Beaufort Historical Society to meet

In celebration of the 450th Anniversary of Santa Elena, Dr. Andy Beall, Executive Director of the Santa Elena Foundation will host the Beaufort County Historical Society, Feb. 18th meeting at the new Santa Elena History Center in the Old Federal Courthouse on Bay and Bladen St. Beaufort. Our meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m.

SC Representative to speak at Republican meeting on Feb. 18

The Beaufort County Republican Party will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, February 18 at Palmetto Electric Co-Operative, 1 Cooperative Way in Hardeeville. SC State Representative Shannon Erickson will be the featured speaker. Mrs. Erickson’s district covers parts of Northern Beaufort County and Beaufort. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. with a social period starting at 6:00 p.m. Food and refreshments will be served and the meeting is open to the public. For more information, please visit www.beaufortgop.com or email info@beaufortgop.com.

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.

Learn how to repair & manage your credit

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce (BCBCC) will offer two free classes in February at the Chamber Office. On Tuesday, February 23, we will offer a two-hour class on credit repair. Both classes will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 801 Bladen Street in Beaufort. All are welcome to attend. Call 843-986-1102 X 2 for more information and to reserve your space.

Imaging flying 19,000 miles every year

Fripp Audubon has a very special speaker scheduled for their next meeting on February 25 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Deborah Cramer, author of A Tiny Bird, An Ancient Crab & An Epic Journey will share the incredible story of the amazing Red Knots and the critical role our Lowcountry plays in one of Nature’s greatest stories. Each year Red Knots undertake a near miraculous 19,000 mile journey. This little bird’s life depends on its epic journey to meet an ancient crab.

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.

Integrative Healing Arts Sampler scheduled

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.

Local businesses offer free prostate screenings 

Lowcountry Public Health Region, Beaufort Memorial Hospital, AccessHealth Lowcountry and Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Med-I-Assist Program are teaming up to provide “free prostate screenings” for men, age 40 & above, residing in Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton counties. We’re giving priority to the uninsured, unemployed, underinsured and the working poor; however, all age appropriate men needing his prostate checked, will get a prostate screening done free. If you have questions or would like to get an appointment, please contact 843-412-2572.

Upcoming library events

To be held at the Beaufort Library Main Branch at 311 Scott St, Downtown.

Event: Dr. Seuss Extravaganza!
Date: Wednesday, March 2nd at 4:30 p.m.
Description: Join the party and celebrate “Read Across America Day” and Dr. Seuss’s birthday! This is a free event! Please contact Kathleen McTeer at (843) 255-6441 or  kmcteer@bcgov.net with questions.

Event: Environmental Experiences of the Lowcountry
Date: Sessions begin at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 7th and 21st & on April 11th & 25th
Description: Environmental learning fun for all ages. Come use microscopes, binoculars, and other equipment. Materials and equipment will be available for circulation to those participants who complete the series. This is a free event! Please contact Kathleen McTeer at (843) 255-6441 or  kmcteer@bcgov.net with questions.

Event: Tips and Tools for Wildlife Photography
Date: Saturday, March 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Description: Drawing on decades of photography experience, Mark Vanderpool will discuss how to approach wildlife, what equipment and settings work best, and how to turn a good “capture” into a great image. This is a free event! Please contact Stacey Inman at (843) 255-6458 or sinman@bcgov.net.

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