What To Do the week of July 30th-August 5th

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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.

Hear Brittney Hiller read from her first book  

“The Little Laughing Yogini” is a story of a young girl who ventures into the woods to find her bliss – along the way she meets new friends who help her experience and share her bliss. The reading will take place at the Beaufort County Library during their story time segment on Monday, Aug. 3rd at 11 a.m. The book was created in South Carolina, the author is from Beaufort, and the publisher and illustrators are from Charleston!

Volleyball tryouts at Battery Creek HS  

The Battery Creek High School volleyball program will conduct tryouts for the 2015 season from 6 to 8 p.m. on August 3rd at the BCHS Gym. In order to participate in the tryouts, all female-student athletes must have a valid physical dated after April 1, 2015. For more information on the upcoming tryouts, call Coach Christy McCullough at 678-521-0024.

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.

Free Reiki Infused Yoga offered twice in August  

On Thursday, August 6th and 20th 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., join the Outdoor Yogini, Brittney Hiller and Reiki Master, Chris (Sutty) Suddeth at the Port Royal, SC Wetlands Amphitheater for a Free RIY Event. Gentle Yoga stretching and the Spirit-Guided Life-Force Energy of Reiki combine for a family friendly opportunity for healing and unwinding after a long day. Commune with nature in the evening shade with friends and Lowcountry neighbors. What to bring: Yoga Mat or towel to practice on and a water bottle. Consider bringing a notebook to write down inspirations that may come. A “Kajarma” will be available if you’d like to leave a gift. Text or call Brittney 843-263-0320 or Sutty 843-263-2397 with any questions.

Republicans to meet in Bluffton on August 7th 

There has been a great deal of interest in getting together to discuss the upcoming Fox News debate on August 6th. The Greater Bluffton Republican Club has decided to host a cocktail party to discuss the debate on Friday, August 7th from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Rose Hill Golf Club. We are assembling an All Star Panel to share their views and opinions. The panel will include local political leaders and will be announced soon. It will be a moderated discussion with ample participation from the audience. We will also provide complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. We will conclude with a straw poll. Come out and represent your candidate and make your voice heard.

Networking opportunity with Beaufort’s Black Chamber of Commerce

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will have its First Friday Networking Event at Quality Inn on Friday, August 7, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event will be hosted by 5LINX owner Jemyma Gervero. Learn how to create residual income and save money on the products and services you already use. RSVP by calling (843) 986-1102.

Beaufort Sport Fishing and Diving to meet

Beaufort Sport Fishing and Diving to hold meeting Beaufort Sport Fishing and Diving Club August meeting will be held Thursday August 13th at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located off of Meridian Road on Lady’s Island. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. A special guest presenter from the SC Dept. of National Resources will be undercover hero Eric Vaugh. He and his other colleagues will be talking about the steamy world of poachers and how they hurt our fisheries. They will also include ways on how we can assist them. Additionally, new information will be handed out on the additional materials deployed at the Gordon, 5 miles off Bay Point. Guests are always welcomed and do not need a reservation. For additional information call Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122.

Celebrate the Vietnam Veterans on August 8th  

Join the members of the Healing Heroes of the Lowcountry Fund at a tribute to Vietnam Veterans on August 8th at 7 p.m. for an evening of music, laughter and more importantly, recognition. The Parris Island Marine Corps Band & Color Guard will be performing and the HHLF is pleased to announce that Medal of Honor and Bronze Star winner, Major General Robert E. Livingston, Jr. US Army Retired, will be the keynote speaker. Location of the event is yet to be determined. HHLF is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization established in 2013, to honor, empower and support our wounded military heroes, first responders and their families/caregivers. For additional information, contact Dick Rooney at 410-991-3780.

Cousteau to speak at Port Royal Sound Foundation fundraiser   

Phillipe Cousteau, grandson of famed ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, will be the featured speaker at the Port Royal Sound Foundation’s anniversary celebration of its Maritime Center on Lemon Island. “Night on the Sound,” which includes a cocktail reception, locally sourced foods, live music and a silent auction, supports the Port Royal Foundation’s education and research efforts. The event will be held Oct. 31st. Cousteau – explorer, social entrepreneur and environmental advocate – is a CNN special correspondent reporting on environmental and humanitarian issues around the world. In 2004, he founded EarthEcho International, an environmental education organization that aims to create a new generation of environmental citizens. The Port Royal Sound Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving land and improving water quality in the Port Royal Sound area. The foundation was formed to support and promote research in the Port Royal Sound area and educate people about the sound’s environmental, cultural, historical, artistic and economic contributions to the region’s quality of life. To learn more about “Night on the Sound,” ticket sales and sponsorship opportunities; contact Alicia Taylor, Director of Development, at 843-645-7774 or ataylor@portoyalsoundfoundation.org.

Learn to shag with the Lowcountry Shaggers   

LowCountry Shaggers meets every Tuesday at the VFW at 37 Castle Rock Road from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Enjoy Carolina Shag Lessons with Tommy and Sheri O’Brien and other instructors. An occasional Ballroom Dance is taught as well. Plus, once a month a Line Dance is taught. Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced lessons. Visit their website, www.lowcountryshaggers.com or you can email us at lowcountryshaggers@aol.com.

Learn how to develop a business plan  

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce (BCBCC) and SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) will offer a business class focusing on developing a business plan, accessing a business loan and other financial strategies. The class will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on August 24, 26 and 28, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call 843-986-1102 to enroll. Classes will be held at the chamber office located at 801 Bladen Street in Beaufort. Cost for the class is $25 which will be reimbursed once the course has been satisfactorily completed.