What To Do the week of May 12th-18th

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Sportfishing and Diving Club to meet

The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club May meeting will be held on Thursday May 12th at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located on Lady’s Island off of Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m.

If you enjoy the Lowcountry ecosystem and how it is constantly changing and the wonderful creatures we have living here from microscopic amoeba to the local 1,400 pound Tiger Shark, do not miss the May meeting. Captain Amber Kuehn, a Marine Biologist and owner/operator of Spartina Marina Charters will discuss our special local ecosystem and how it affects our fisheries. A colorful power point presentation will underscore the local uniqueness of the Lowcountry. Guests are welcome and you do not need a reservation. For additional information please contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122 or email fgibson@islc.net.

Climate change event discussion scheduled

The South Carolina Aquarium is partnering with the Medical University of South Carolina, South Carolina Educational Television, Allen University and the U.S. Department of Energy to host a community meeting about climate change.

The event is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on May 14 at the Penn Center, 16 Penn Center Circle West, St. Helena Island. Participants will be introduced to climate change through the film “Climate Change: A Global Reality,” according to a release from the aquarium. Following the program, a group of local experts will be on hand to discuss the impacts in Beaufort County and how the community and individuals can best prepare for rising sea levels.

Celebrate a birthday for the birds

Join the Fripp Audubon Club and the Town of Port Royal in celebrating the birth of hundreds of new wading birds and witness the wonder of nature up close. May 14th from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Port Royal Rookery and Cypress Wetlands Trail on Paris Avenue. Games for children, live music and of course, a birthday cake! Don’t miss this fun event!

Pray-Z in the Park to be held May 14th

Join us to pray on May 14th from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Gray’s Hill Community Center. For more information, contact Prophetess Carrie Major at 843-812-4399 or Pastor Joseph Josey at 843-476-3058.

Fripp Audubon Club to host lecture

With the help of pictures and real specimens, Margit Resch will introduce the audience to some of the invertebrate animals that we can find on the beaches of our barrier islands, such as mollusks, echinoderms, worms, tunicates and crustaceans—all critters that cannot fly, with one exception! Join the Fripp Audubon Club on Thursday, May 19th for a fascinating lecture by a fascinating woman. After retiring from 30 years of teaching and administration in the Department of Germanic, Slavic and East Asian Languages at USC in Columbia, Margit moved to the Lowcountry. She earned a Master Naturalist Certification, developed a passion for marine biology, specifically invertebrates, and has been introducing tourists and students of all levels to barrzfrippaudubonclub@gmail.com for more information. Off-island visitors are welcome. Receive pass at gate with a license scan. There is no charge.

Beaufort Democrats to hold meeting 

The Northern Beaufort County Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, May 19th at the Grand Army Hall, 706 Newcastle Street, Beaufort. The social gathering is at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts promptly at 7:00 p.m. Guest speakers will be Bernadette Hamilton, the president of the South Carolina Education Association and Angel Ryan. Please join the Northern Beaufort County Democratic Club for this vital topic on the Importance of Education to South Carolina. All are welcome!

Local church to hold Women’s Conference 

The Gatekeepers Women’s Conference will be held Saturday May 21st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.at the Bethesda Christian Fellowship, 32-36 Martin Luther King Drive, St. Helena Island. For more information contact Prophetess Carrie B. Major  at Evangelistcbm1992@yahoo.com or 843-812-4399.

Beaufort Historical Society to hold 77th annual meeting

Beaufort County Historical Society is pleased to announce their 77th Annual meeting, Wed. May 25th at noon at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Meridian Rd. on Lady’s Island. RSVP no later than May 20th at 5 p.m. for an optional $10 light lunch catered by Debbi Covington which will be served at 11:30. Contact Linda Hoffman at lindahof@earthlink.net.