What To Do the week of February 8th-14th

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Sportfishing and Diving Club to hold meeting

The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club’s February meeting will be held on Thursday, February 8, 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 at 7 p.m. Chris Butler of Butler Marine will be one of the guest speakers. Chris is also a partner in the Port Royal Waterfront Redevelopment. He will present the proposed plans for the Port Royal area. Afterwards, Butler Marine’s Garmin Representative will discuss and display electronic marine equipment. For more information, contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122 or fgibson@islc.net.

Pancake breakfast helps those needing glasses

Beaufort Lions Club will hold its annual Sweetheart Pancake Breakfast/bake sale/silent auction at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Sea Island Parkway, on Saturday, February 10 from 8 to 11 a.m. A silent auction comprised of 5 themed donated baskets will be added this year. Treat the family to a morning of good food, fellowship, and fun while helping those in the Beaufort community needing eyeglasses. For more information, call Carol Luetzow at 843-441-0250.

Make music with SC Drum Circle

All are welcome to join the outdoor monthly Beaufort SC Drum Circle at the contemplative garden in Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort on Monday, Feb. 12 from 5:30-7 p.m. Bring a chair, a favorite percussion, hula hoop or dancing feet and participate in this free, family friendly event. No experience necessary. Visit the “Beaufort SC Drum Circle” Facebook page, email beaufortscdrumcircle@gmail.com or contact Jane Caffrey at 843-441-0169.

Local Democrats to hold meeting

The Northern Beaufort County Democratic Club will meet Thursday, Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Grand Army Hall – 706 Newcastle Street in Beaufort. Meet Phil Noble, from Charleston, who is one of three candidates running for governor in the June Democratic Primary. Other topics of discussions will be updates on the South Carolina Legislature’s 2018 session, Precinct Reorganization results, Party Convention, and upcoming visits from the two other Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates. Light refreshments will be served.

Christian Women’s group holds Feb. luncheon

The Low Country Christian Women’s Connection will hold its February luncheon at the Hampton Hall Clubhouse on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.  Beth Hancock of “Where’d You Get That?” in Beaufort will demonstrate arranging terrific table top decorations. The guest speaker from Pooler, Ga., is Kim Polote. Lunch is $25 and must be prepaid and received by Wednesday, February 14.  Make checks payable to “CWC Bluffton” and mail them to:  Carol Mock, 607 Argent Way, Bluffton, SC  29909.  Details, call Carol at  (843) 705-7604.

Church hosts Lenten Luncheon & Lecture series

Each Tuesday during Lent, the Parish Church of St. Helena sponsors a Lenten service at noon in the Parish Hall at 507 Newcastle Street, downtown Beaufort, followed by a light lunch and lecture. This year, guest preachers from the community will discuss the five-part series titled “The High Peak of Scriptures” that looks at Romans 8. The program is free, with a small donation asked to help with the cost of the lunch. A nursery is available by reservation. Call Melissa Davis at 843-522-1712, ext. 215. 

Get ready for annual Bands, Brews & BBQ

The 9th annual Bands, Brews & BBQ will bring two days of food, music and fun February 23-24 to Paris Avenue, hosted by the Town of Port Royal. This official South Carolina Barbecue Association sanctioned event kicks off the 2018 season and benefits FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice. General admission passes are available online and at the gate for $10 per day, with children 12 and under free. The sampling of wings Friday night and BBQ Saturday will be available by purchasing tickets for $1. Craft beer and wine will also be available for purchase. For tickets or more information and volunteer opportunities go to friendsofcarolinehospice.org or call 843-525- 6257.

Connoisseur’s Trip to visit historic sites

Historic Beaufort Foundation is hosting a Connoisseur’s Trip to visit two national historic landmarks on Tuesday, March 6. Spend the day visiting Drayton Hall and Middleton Place along the Ashley River near Charleston. Drayton Hall is the earliest and finest example of fully executed Palladian architecture in the country. After lunch, spend the afternoon visiting the magnificent gardens of Middleton Place. The cost is $145 per person, HBF member rate; $165 per person for non-members. There will be a caravan of private cars/van. The event is limited to 20 participants so RSVP by February 21 to Isabella Reeves at ireeves@historicbeaufort.org  or 843-379-3331.

Wardle Family YMCA offers CPR training

The Wardle Family YMCA, located at 1801 Richmond Ave in Port Royal, offers CPR classes for community members on Saturdays from 8 a.m. –noon on the following dates: March 17, April 7, April 28, May 19, June 9, June 30 and Oct. 13. Cost is $30 for this YMCA certified course and those interested need to register at the Y as space is limited. Contact Aquatics Director Lou Bergen to register at 843-522-9622 or visit beaufort-jasperymca.org.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteers needed for film festival

Volunteers are needed for the Beaufort International Film Festival, scheduled from Feb. 21-25. Various opportunities are available from greeters, ushers and ticketing. Please contact Rebecca Tucker at filmbeaufort@gmail.com or call 843-522-3196. Please leave your name, phone number and email.

Habitat for Humanity in need of volunteers

Wondering how you might be able to help LowCountry Habitat for Humanity? Attend their Volunteer Orientation held at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of every month at 616 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. 

Volunteer opportunities exist in every area of operations at LowCountry Habitat; there is a need for all types of abilities and skill levels, from construction to volunteering at the ReStore to serving on committees.

For more information, contact Lee McSavaney, volunteer coordinator, at 843-522-3500 or email info@lowcountryhabitat.org.

Pan-African group seeks volunteers

The nonprofit Pan-African Family Empowerment & Land Preservation Network Inc. is seeking volunteers for multiple positions. Among other things, the Beaufort-based public charity provides financial and technical assistance to help Gullah-Geechee, and other African-descent families save their ancestral homes and land for current and future generations. They have an immediate need for an experienced webmaster, grant writers and administrative assistants. Also needed are committed fundraising volunteers; community outreach presenters; and office clerks willing to assist landowners. Training for all volunteers will be held at the Pan-African Family Empowerment Network’s office in the Landmark (Regions Bank) Building, 69 Robert Smalls Parkway, Suite 3B, Beaufort. For more information, call 843-592-6076, or email volunteers@panafricanfamilyempowermentnetwork.org.

Second Helpings volunteers needed

Second Helpings, a nonprofit that rescues food from area restaurants and grocery stores and delivers the food to local agencies to stop hunger, is in need of volunteers.

Shifts are available on Hilton Head, Bluffton and Beaufort. Volunteers can sign up for one day a week or month. 

Also needed are on-call, last-minute volunteers for a SWAT team to help on the truck for special runs.  

For more information, contact Lili Coleman at execdirector@secondhelpingslc.org or call 843-689-3689.  

Visit secondhelpingslc.org. 

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