What To Do the week of June 4th-10th

Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce holds networking event   

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will have its First Friday Networking Event at Penn Center on June 5th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event will be held at Hampton Cottage. Mr. Will Wallace, who works for the Southern Federation of Coops, will be the speaker. His organization focuses on farming and overall rural development. In partnership with the USDA, Mr. Wallace will talk about funding programs from farm services, natural resource and conservation, and rural development. Mr. Wallace wants to ensure participants have the right tools when entering a USDA office for funding options. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP by calling (843) 986-1102.

Red Dam Baptist Vacation Bible School

Welcome to Camp Kilimanjaro, where kids will have an epic expedition through the book of Proverbs! Every day, our kids are faced with choices—will they choose wisely or foolishly? As they safari up Mount Kilimanjaro, these trekkers will learn that true wisdom comes only from the one true all-wise God, who wants us to be wise! The adventure runs from June 7-12 at 6:30 to 9 p.m. each night. Our youngsters will meet at the Red Dam Baptist Church (488 Red Dam Road, Hardeeville, SC). Camp Kilimanjaro is free and open to the public; early registration encouraged. Contact Children’s Pastor Calvin Smith, (843) 684-0826 or (843) 784-6083 if you have questions. To pre-register, log onto www.reddamvbs.com; anyone who is registered by June 1st will be entered in a drawing for a $10 gift card to Wal-Mart.

June 2015 Beaufort County Blood Drives

Our Donor Center at 1001 Boundary Street, Beaufort, is also open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Wednesdays, noon to 6:30 p.m. Please note that a government-issued photo I.D. is required to donate. For more information or appointments, please call 843-522-0409 or visit www.igiveblood.com.

Sunday, June 7 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 157 Lady’s Island Dr., Lady’s Island 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 9 at the Naval Hospital Beaufort, 1 Pinckney Blvd., Beaufort (Open only to those with base access) 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 10 at the Beaufort County Government office, 100 Ribaut Rd., Beaufort 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 20 at Belk Department Store (Cross Creek Shopping Center), 332 Robert Smalls Pkwy., Beaufort 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 22 at the Dataw Island Community Center, 10 Marina Dr., Dataw Island 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 30 at Parker Racor, 302 Parker Dr., Beaufort 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Sheriff P. J. Tanner to be LIBPA Guest Speaker

Sheriff P. J. Tanner will be the guest speaker at the Tuesday, June 9th meeting of the Lady’s Island Business and Professional Association which will be held at 8 a.m. in the Beaufort Realtor’s Association headquarters located in the Palmetto Business Park (behind BB&T Bank on Lady’s Island Drive). The meeting is open to the public. Sheriff Tanner has been requested to address the following: • Opinion of individual body cameras for law enforcement officers. • Is social media reporting of law enforcement actions having an impact on law enforcement procedures? • Factors involved in apparent increase in number of local incidents involving firearms and violent crimes. • Is the Sheriff’s office adequately funded? • Impact on law enforcement of the increasing number of private citizens authorized to carry firearms. • Most significant challenges facing the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office in the next decade. • In this era of tight money should a metropolitan type of law enforcement be considered in northern Beaufort County?

Friends of Fort Fremont to meet June 9th

The public is invited to attend the annual meeting of Friends of Fort Fremont on Tuesday, June 9th at 10 a.m. at St. Helena Library. Come and see the progress of noted model builder Dennis Cannady’s work on the diorama of our local, historical Spanish American fort. Twenty-seven of the buildings will be on display. The guest speaker will be Robb Wells from the Beaufort Chamber of Commerce. Find out what’s next for the Fort and the community.

Free yoga for active military and spouses

On the second Thursday of every month (June 11th) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ArtiZen Yoga provides a free all-level yoga class exclusively for active military and their spouses. It will be taught by Ayren Pfeifer, our certified Ashtanga teacher, and a military spouse of 13 years. (Childcare will be available for a small fee: $5 per child) The class will be held at ArtiZen, 1211 Newcastle Street, Unit 2F, Beaufort. Call 863-298-0734 for details.

Pancakes = Scholarships

The Xi Gamma Lambda Chapter, of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, is holding a Flapjack Fundraiser at the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, located at 2338 Boundary Street, in Beaufort on Saturday, June 13. From 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Applebee’s will be serving up short stacks of pancakes for a TALL cause. The cost of a ticket is $7.00 per person. The purpose of the fundraiser is raise funds in support of scholarships given to local high school students continuing their education at various colleges. To purchase tickets call Steve Mendoza at (843) 521-3771. Come on out to Applebee’s on Saturday and have breakfast for a good cause.

Beaufort Aglow celebrates Father’s Day

Beaufort Aglow will meet Saturday, June 13th at 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Men, women and teens are invited to join us as we celebrate Father’s Day. The meeting will be held at Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurant, 2601 Boundary St. Beaufort. The speaker will be Apostle Dr. Henry A. Cleare, a native of Nassau, Bahamas, senior pastor of Life Giving Outreach Ministries Church and Kingdom Warriors International, Columbia, SC. He oversees several churches in the USA, Panama City, Panama, Mexico, Spain, and Canada etc. Dr. Cleare is the Founder and President of RanLuCo Services, President, Inter-denominational Ministerial Alliance of greater Columbia, SC, Chairman, Richland County School District #1 A+Plus Advisory Board, and Chaplain for the Richland County Sheriff Dept. For information, call (843) 590-5563 or (843) 525-0525.

Are you a WWII buff? 

Author James Scott will discuss his book Target Tokyo, the dramatic account of one of America’s most celebrated – and controversial – military campaigns: the Doolittle Raid in WWII on Thursday, June 25th at the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. The lecture will take place between 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. and is open to the public at no charge. Mr. Scott will autograph his book at the conclusion of the lecture. Contact info: Ann Cox, (843)255-6458, acox@bcgov.net or go to the website at www.beaufortcountylibrary.org for more details.

Ready to live debt free?

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce ran a pilot program last month on developing a budget and living debt free, a goal for many of us. Because of the success of the program, the BCBCC will repeat it on June 30th at 801 Bladen Street in Beaufort at 6:00 p.m. Some of the comments from those that attended were: “This is something very helpful to especially the young as well as the old”; “the workshop was a great idea”; and “I liked the interpersonal communication between the presenters and the attendees”. As a bonus for those who participate, we will be offering follow-up one-on-one counseling to our workshop attendees so we can assist them in attaining their financial goals, including successful homeownership. Call the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce to reserve your space at 843-986-1102 X 2.

Church of the Palms Vacation Bible School

Bring the whole flock to Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus Was a Kid! You’ll travel back into Bible times – without setting foot outside our community. Each day, your family members can become part of history as they see, hear, touch, and even taste what it was like to live in Jesus’ hometown! You’ll explore authentic Marketplace shops, visit Jesus’ mom, Mary, take part in games, and dance to lively Bible songs as you discover more about Jesus’ childhood. These experiences make God’s Word come alive with new meaning for all who participate! The adventure runs from July 13-16, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Meeting at Church of the Palms United Methodist Church, 1425 Okatie Highway (Rt. 170), Okatie, SC. All ages 4 thru adult (youth over 11 years require a participating adult) are welcome to register. There is a $5.00 registration fee for each participant, with families of 5 or more $20.00. Registration includes dinner served before the program. Register by July 1 at www.palmsumc.org. Or call the church office at 843-379-1888. Space is limited so sign up now!

Save the date if you remember Vietnam  

The Healing Heroes of the Lowcountry Fund & the City of Beaufort are co-sponsoring a remembrance of the beginning of the Vietnam War that started 50 years ago. The remembrance will be an early evening event on August 15th at Beaufort’s Water Front Park. This event is open to the public.

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