What To Do the week of March 26th-April 1st

Tween event at the Lobeco Branch Library

Nail Art for Tweens is being offered FREE at the Lobeco Library. Come design your own nails, a perfect afternoon for 9-13 year olds, but registration is required so call early to reserve your spot. It will be on Thursday, March 26 at 4:00 p.m. at the Lobeco Library, 1862 Trask Parkway. For additional information contact the library at 843-255-6481. Website:  beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Circus to the max comes to Beaufort

Featured acts include: Judit and Juergen Nerger’s Tigers—the largest and most spectacular tiger act ever! High Wire Feats—high tension thrills performed in most unusual fashion: rather than using typical balance poles, our funambulists traverse the wire aided by umbrellas! Elephants: Yes, we have them! We love our elephants! And Clowns- lots and lots of clowns. The Circus will be held at 201 Cherokee Farms Rd., adjacent to Habersham Marketplace and performances begin at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on March 26th.

Fish fry to support scholarship students

Please join the St. Helena/Lady’s Island Chapter of NAACP, support scholarships for the ACT SO High School Students scholarship competition, by purchasing a ticket for or attending the upcoming Fish Fry Fundraiser.  The fish fry will be held Saturday, March 28, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. near the Lady’s Island Shell Station at the corner of Chowan Creek Rd and Old Distant Island Rd.  To purchase tickets, gain more information, or make a donation please contact: Barbara Jean at 347-497-9326 or Tonya Johnson Phillips at 843-441-4985.

Free merchandise at yard sale

TheraVista, The Lending Room and Roxanne Cheney Organizes team up again for Spring Clean for Joy on March 28th 7:30 to 10 a.m. at TheraVista, 263 Brickyard Point Road South on Lady’s Island. This ‘yard sale’ where everything is FREE is held twice a year to get folks feeling joyful about clearing out those unused items that just sit in closets, drawers and garages then allow others to feel joyful in receiving items that they could use now. We are currently accepting donations of items in all categories from furniture, household goods, tools, clothes, etc. For more info on dropping off donations, email theravista@gmail.com or call 843.812-1328. Together let’s spread great JOY!

YMCA to host pancake breakfast fundraiser

The Childcare Staff of the Wardle Family YMCA of Beaufort County will host a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, March 28th at the YMCA located at 1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal. Pancakes, sausage, bacon and beverages will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. There will be a special appearance by Tux the Clown and the Easter Bunny with photo opportunities as well as musical entertainment. All proceeds will benefit the YMCA Annual Scholarship Fund which directly aids our community members through financial assistance for YMCA childcare, membership, summer camp, sports and aquatic programs. The cost is $10 per adult, $5 per child and children aged 2 and under are free. Contact Hannah Manning, Early Childhood Director, hannahmymca@gmail.com, call her at 832.522.9622  or go to their website at  www.ymcabeaufortcounty.com.

Need a car wash?

Battery Creek High School Band is raising money by washing cars on March 28th, April 11th, and May 2nd. They will be having this event at Bojangles located at 109 Robert Smalls Parkway from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please come out and get your car washed and support the BCHS Band.

Join the second annual VOLKSMARCH

The Friends of Hunting Island announce the second annual VOLKSMARCH or People’s Walk on Saturday, March 28th. Walks along the lagoon and through the maritime forest will feature major segments of the Hunting Island Trail System. Walkers can start from the Nature Center (next to the fishing pier) anytime from 9 a.m. to 3pm. Following signs along the path, the walk can be completed in 1.5 hours. Contributions ($10 for a participation pendant) will benefit the Discover Carolina Program for local schools.So, get your friends and neighbors together and join us! For more information, visit www.friendsofhuntingisland.org.

20th Annual KidFest – free to the public!

The 20th Annual KidFest, a fun day of FREE activities, games, and entertainment for families is set for Saturday, March 28th from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Cross Creek Shopping Center (near Belk and Best Buy).  The event is presented by Marine Corps Community Services-South Carolina in partnership with the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA), The Exchange Club of Beaufort and the Department of Social Services (DSS).  Over 50 local agencies will be present to educate and entertain our community in celebration of Child Abuse Prevention Month. The DoD/OSD theme for 2015 is “Children deserve to be protected.  Know the warning signs. Help Stop Child Abuse… before it happens.” This event is free to the public.  We invite all families to join us for snow cones, crafts, fire truck tour, face painting, animals, prizes, a talent show, and much more!

Learn “Brainy & Bendy” yoga backbends

One Yoga Sanctuary, located at 73 Sea Island Pkwy. in Beaufort, is offering “Brainy and Bendy,” a workshop dedicated to the art of backbends, on Saturday, March 28, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. Instructors Carol Morrissey and Stacy Hannah from One Yoga will lead participants through an exploration of the movement necessary to achieve safe, satisfying backbends. The cost of the workshop is $25 and advanced registration is required as space is limited. Register online at oneyogasanctuary.com or call (843) 476-1388.

Friends of Garden’s Corner to hold meeting

The Friends of Garden’s Corner will hold its Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. under the oaks at Garden’s Corner. If it is raining, the meeting will be held in the vacant building (former furniture store) on the southwest quadrant of the site. The program will include Brad Hill of BPG: Beaufort Planning Group speaking on the beautification project plan. There will be a short business meeting, update on progress and projects, election of new officers and light refreshments will be serviced. For additional information, please contact Woody Collins at 843-846-2322.

LowCountry Fly Fishing Expo this weekend

The third annual LowCountry Fly Fishing Expo to be held Saturday, March 28th is just days away and there are limited tickets left. This is a great way to start learning or advancing your knowledge of the sport of saltwater fly casting. Go to our website to see all of the events and who will be offering sessions on topics like Techniques of Fly Fishing Casting, How to Tie Flies and much more. If you still need information call us at 843-524-5250 or go to our website at www.baystreetoutfitters.com.

Next Level Living hosts discussion event 

Many of us have had shameful things happen in our past and we have allowed it to take ownership in our present. Bitterness, hurt, anger, or hopelessness does have the right to vent but it does not have the right to stay. So if you want to be free from this kind of stuff, join us Saturday, April 4th at 9:00 a.m. at The Quality Inn Town Center 2001 Boundary Street, Beaufort. This event is FREE to the public. Invite your friends, family, and co-workers to this event.

Family Easter carnival to benefit the YMCA

The Link Church and Decibel Church of Beaufort is hosting a free family Easter carnival Saturday, April 4th, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Naval Heritage Park (near the skate park in Port Royal). This annual event benefits the Beaufort County YMCA Preschool. Please consider donations of Kleenex, Clorox wipes, Lysol spray, Styrofoam bowls, plastic forks and spoons, learning puzzles, dress up clothes and pretend kitchen items in exchange for free entry and event participation. Vendors and activities include The Blood Alliance blood drive, inflatable bouncers, games, Sno Cones, popcorn, music by The Brewer Band and much more. For information, visit www.thelinkbeaufort.com.

Cobia on the fly

The April 8th meeting of the Sea Island Fly Fishing Club will be at 6 p.m. at Bay St. Outfitters, 825 Bay St. in downtown Beaufort. The speaker will be veteran Beaufort guide Capt. Doug Gertis. Doug will speak on cobia, the species that he helped make popular in our area. A pioneer cobia expert, Doug can remember when he had the Broad River to himself during cobia season. Today we see a fleet of boats chasing cobia during the season. His talk will include refusals and how to change tactics and be successful in spite of temperamental fish. Capt. Gertis’ boat until recently held the SC cobia record at 86 lbs., and he once had two over 70 lbs. in one day on the fly. The public is welcome to attend this free event and refreshments are available. Join us for fishing talk and cobia wisdom. Anyone interested in fly fishing should attend, or check out the club at www.seaislandflyfishers.com. Call Jack Baggette at 843-441-4023 with questions.

Cobia on a spinning rod

The Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club’s next meeting will be held Thursday April 9th at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located off of Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. As the saying goes, “When the jasmine bloom the Cobia will arrive offshore and in Port Royal Sound and St Helena Sound’. Well known Fishin’ Coach Capt. Dan Utley will deliver a Cobia presentation. He will discuss locations, tides, baits of choice, rods, reels, and particularly rigging for this well-known local species. You do not need a reservation and guests are welcomed. For additional information call Captain Frank Gibson 843-522-2122 or fgibson@islc.net.

Celebrate Earth Day at the Port Royal Farmers Market

Support Earth Day 2015! Enjoy the many environmental displays, live critters, activities, giveaways, and have some just plain fun on April 18th at the Port Royal Farmers Market –Heritage Naval Park. The event will run from 9 a.m. to noon. Learn how to make it easy to go green in Beaufort. Have breakfast or lunch and enjoy live music while you shop for locally grown foods. Call Beaufort Conservation District for details at 843-522-8100 or email shelby.berry@sc.nacdnet.net or visit www.portroyalfarmersmarket.com.

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