What To Do the week of January 8th-February 3rd

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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.

St. Peter’s Catholic School hosts open house January 31 

Visit the school during open house at St. Peter’s Catholic School on Sunday January 31st from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. See what our children are learning, and share in fellowship with coffee and donuts! Open enrollment begins Monday, February 1st! Call (843) 522-2163 with any questions!

Parkinson’s Disease support group to meet

Michael Howell, MSPT and owner of Gravity Physical Therapy will speak about the benefits of physical therapy and the LSVT BIG program to treat the movement dysfunction associated with Parkinson’s disease at the next Parkinson’s Support Group meeting on Thursday, February 4, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. The LSVT BIG program has been successful improving the mobility of persons with PD during normal activities of daily living. The support group meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month in the Fellowship Hall of Shell Point Baptist Church located at 871 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort, SC. The church is across from BI-LO and McDonalds in Port Royal. The meetings are free and open to anyone who is living with Parkinson’s disease or who is a caregiver or has a loved one suffering from Parkinson’s. For more information, contact Rick at (843) 525-1229 or e-mail pdawaresc@gmail.com.

Main Street Beaufort hosts February’s First Friday after Five 

Main Street Beaufort, USA, announces First Friday after Five’s February event on Friday, February 5, 2016. Many downtown businesses will remain open until 8 p.m. to accommodate citizens who work until 5 p.m. or later. Local musicians use the opportunity to play acoustically on Bay Street and surrounding areas. Some stores offer refreshments, others offer artists demonstrations, and some offer special discounts for the evening. First Friday after Five allows locals the opportunity to shop locally, reunite with longtime businesses and be introduced to newer ones. For more information call us at 843-525-6644 or visit our website www.downtownbeaufort.com

Reagan birthday party set for February 5

The Beaufort Federation of Republican Men is sponsoring a birthday party on Friday, February 5th to celebrate the 105th birthday of President Ronald Reagan. Michael Miller will share his personal reminiscences of the Reagans and also discuss how important Reagan’s legacy is for the nation as we select a new President later this year. Mike, who authors a political blog called Mike’s America, worked in the Reagan White House Political Office.

The party will be held at the Quality Inn at Town Center in Beaufort. Festivities start at 5:30 p.m., with dinner being served at 6:30 p.m. Dress will be “Ranch Casual” (i.e., jeans/western shirts encouraged for both men and women). Tickets are $35.00. A pulled pork barbecue dinner, mac ‘n cheese, beer, wine, soft drinks and birthday cake are included. Net proceeds will benefit The Reagan Ranch/Young America’s Foundation and The Beaufort County GOP Hillsdale College Scholarship Fund. Additional details and a registration form can be found at www.beaufortgop.com.

Beaufort Dog offers 2016 obedience class

Beaufort Dog offers first their obedience class of 2016. February 6th 10:00 a.m. at 1307 Boundary Street. Six weeks in duration. Contact 843-812-5394 or email Kelley@beaufortdog.com for more information.

Beaufort Agility Club to begin spring session

The Beaufort Agility Club begins spring session February 6th at 10:45 a.m.  1307 Boundary Street, six weeks, beginner to advanced. There is a $120 fee. This is a non-profit club. Call (843) 812-5394 to register or email Kelley@beaufortdog.com.

Pagan friends gather for book discussion

The Christian Affinity Group of UUFB invites the members of Ancient Sea Island Continuum to a discussion of Pagan prayer based on the book Simply Pray by Erik Walker Wikstrom. This book provides an overview of the four main types of prayer – Naming, Knowing, Listening and Loving. The section on Naming focuses on Starhawk’s Elemental Invocation. We can shape our varied interpretations of Pagan prayer during the covered dish supper that follows ASIC’s Imbolc Sabbat on January 30th at 6 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Beaufort. Then join us for an interfaith dialogue and contribute your views at the one-hour workshop that follows the February 7th 10 a.m. Sunday service at UUFB.

Riverview Baptist Church hosts chili cook-off and auction

Don’t miss the Annual Chili Cook-off and Silent Auction for the Riverview Baptist Church at 2209 Boundary Street in Beaufort on February 13th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Chili Sampling starts at 2:15 p.m. and Chili Judging at 3:00 p.m. Bidding on the auction items is from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Beaufort County Historical Society to meet February 18

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, SC. Our meeting will be held at 11:00 a.m.