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What To Do the week of July 16th-22nd

Democratic Club to hold July meeting 

Northern Beaufort County Democratic Club will be holding its monthly meeting on Thursday July 16th at the Grand Army Hall, 706 Newcastle Street, at 6:30 p.m. Our Guest Speaker will be Margaret Hammer from Moms Demand Action. The topic is month is “Gun sense for America, and how we can have sensible gun laws and safety in our community and nation.” Please come join us, all are welcome.

St. Peter’s Church to have clothing sale  

St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 70 Lady’s Island Drive, will be holding its 5th annual clothing sale July 16-18. Hours will be Thursday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, July 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, July 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (843) 592-0708 for more information.

Annual Turtle Crawl 5K at Fripp Island  

It’s time for the 8th Annual Turtle Crawl at Fripp Island on July 17th at 8:30 a.m. at the Fripp Island Beach Club. A family FUN event, the morning features both a 5K Race as well as a 1 Mile Fun Walk/ Run both starting at 8:30 a.m. Help raise funds and awareness for the Fripp Island Loggerhead Patrol and make the 8th Annual Turtle Crawl the most successful year yet. As always, there will be t-shirts, prizes, food, and fun! $25 entrance fee for both races. Proceeds benefit the Fripp Island Turtle Program, a 501(c) 3 non-profit volunteer nest protection program permitted by the SC DNR and dedicated to the conservation of sea turtles and educating the public about this amazing species. Sign-up today to join the FUN.

Adaptive Golf Clinic to be held this Saturday 

Encouraging individuals with disabilities or challenges due to stroke, spine injury, TBI, neurological conditions, amputation and more to learn and play golf! Join us at the Parris Island Golf Course on Saturday, July 17th between 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and let our golf professionals and physical therapists help you go back to a game you loved. It can be done. The clinic is free and open to civilians, veterans and active personnel. To register or for more info, contact Andy at (843) 228-2240 or email hinsonca@usmc-mccs.org, or contact Steve at (843) 522-5850 or email sgiammona@bmhsc.org.

Take a class and learn how to become debt free  

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will offer a two-hour class on learning to do a budget and becoming debt-free for those interesting in buying a home. The class will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 23rd at the Chamber Office located at 801 Bladen Street, Beaufort. To make reservations, call 843-986-1102 X 2.

Eat healthy with fresh, free produce! 

Eating healthy just got easier! Every quarter, BlueChoice HealthPlan Medicaid teams up with our local community partners to bring you the freshest produce the season has to offer. Enjoy fruits and vegetables on us! Learn how to make healthier choices for your family and more. Be one of the first 100 people to ask and you will receive produce at no cost to you. That’s FREE! Plus, Health screenings, resource information, health and nutrition sessions, fitness challenges, games, prizes and more. The event is on Saturday, July 25th, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 17 Fire Station Lane Sheldon, SC.

Integrative Healing Arts Sampler on July 25    

Clinical style delivery of counseling, massage, chiropractic, neuro-emotional, Healing Touch, nutritional, reflexology, and more by licensed volunteer practitioners and team. Event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is located at 705 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC. $10 donation for each 20 minute session. Christian healing prayer and scholarships for services also on-site. Registration starts at 9 and spots are limited but free entry to public to visit. Samplers occur on last Saturday of each month. Sponsored by MinistriesforSynergeticWellness.org to raise funds for those who cannot afford holistic mental health and healing arts services. For questions email reneesutton@healthierhealing.com.

Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day coming soon 

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and the Mosquito Beach Business Association are inviting the public to “Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day” to launch “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” on historic Mosquito Beach in Charleston, SC. This event will take place on Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 12 noon until 6 p.m. featuring music, food, Gullah/Geechee crafts and demonstrations, tours of this historic Gullah/Geechee seaport community, and book, DVD, and CD signing by Queen Quet herself. Admission is FREE and the event is open to the entire public of all ages. As background, in the late 1930s, Joe Chavis and Andrew Jackson Wilder, Sr. began evolving this island that was once an oyster factory run by native Gullah/Geechees into a resort area. Overtime, several seafood stands, restaurants, bars and dance clubs, and a boardwalk pavilion came to line Elijah Creek where Mosquito Beach sits. Numerous storms during the 1980s and 1990s damaged buildings there and business went into decline. However, this strong Gullah/Geechee community has come back together to revitalize and restore Mosquito Beach to its prominence and the “Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day” will be in support and celebration of these efforts.

Riverview Baptist VBS plans announced 

Riverview Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School July 27th – July 31st from 5:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Ages Pre K – 12th grades are invited to attend. All children are welcome to attend as the group will Journey off the Map.

Winter craft fair calls for craft vendors  

Join more than 100 of the most unique, eccentric and high-quality crafters in the Southeast on December 13, 2015 in Columbia, S.C. for Crafty Feast. This annual winter craft fair is in its seventh year and is the place where lovers of local small businesses and all things handmade converge to cross items off their holiday shopping list. Applications close July 31st at midnight. Visit www.craftyfeast.com to register.

Are you ready for a great burger?   

Come to Fat Patties on Tuesday August 4th when 10% of sales from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. will be donated to the Beaufort Exchange Club. Exchange Clubs, or America’s Service Clubs, are a group of men and women working together to make communities better places to live through programs of service in Americanism, Community Service, Youth Activities, and its national project, the Prevention of Child Abuse. So enjoy a great burger and help a family at the same time.

Upcoming library events 

To be held at the St. Helena Library at 6355 Jonathon Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena.

Event: Planning and Growing a Fall Garden with Master Gardener Laura Lee Rose
Date: Wednesday, August 12 at 6:00 p.m.
Description: Master Gardener Laura Lee Rose will show us how to plan and grow a fall garden in our own yards. This event is free. For more information, call Meghan Kilgore at (843) 255-6559.

Event: Hurricane Preparedness for Your Family and Pets
Date: Thursday, August 13 at 2:00 p.m.
Description: David Zeoli of the Beaufort County Emergency Management Division will teach us the facts and give us some tips for preparing our families for a storm. Charlotte Krugler, Emergency Preparedness Veterinarian for Clemson Livestock-Poultry Health in Columbia, will help us get our pets prepared for a weather emergency. For more information, call Meghan Kilgore at (843) 255-6559.

Event: Cupcake Wars
Date: Saturday, August 29 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Description: Bring the family out and decorate cupcakes to a theme from a book. There will be voting on the favorite designs as well as eating the finished product! Registration is required. This is a free event. Call (843) 255-6541 for more information.

Event: Come Meet Kim Boykin Author of Peach of a Pair   
Date: Monday, August 31 at 5:30 p.m.
Description: Join us in welcoming South Carolina native Kim Boykin as she discusses her new book Peach of a Pair. For more information, call Meghan Kilgore at (843) 255-6559.

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

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