What To Do the week of May 14th-20th

2016 Senior Leadership Program is full

Registrations received from this point on will be placed on a waiting list, in case of cancellations. Registrants on the waiting list will receive an email notice when the 2017 registration opens. Additionally, we ask that interested persons visit the BCSL Program website at www.beaufortseniorleadership.com for more information about registering for the 2017 Program.

Fripp Audubon sponsored field trip

Webb WMA (located near Garnett, SC) is largely made up of pine forest but also contains good cypress swamp, farm fields, and fresh water ponds. Birds we will look for include Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Red-headed Woodpecker, Bachman’s Sparrow, Brown-headed Nuthatch and Pine Warbler. It is also a good spot this time of year for Swallow-tailed kites and Mississippi kites. On May 14th, meet at the parking area adjacent to McDonald’s on Lady’s Island for a 7 a.m. departure. Bring binoculars, bug spray, sunscreen, water, snacks/lunch etc. There’s no limit on the number of people who can take this trip. Still, to have an idea of how many are joining the group, please email me, Patrick Cotter, at patrick.r.cotter@gmail.com so I will know if you are planning to participate.

Sportfishing Diving Club May meeting

The Beaufort Sportfishing Diving Club May meeting will be held Thursday May 14th 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. Jim Scott Middleton of the Catmandoo Charters will be the guest speaker on Spanish and King Mackerel. His presentation will cover planers, spoons, and more importantly live baiting techniques. Also, types of baits, rod and reel set ups, and proven area locations for these species will be covered. You do not need a reservation and guests are welcomed. For additional information call Captain Frank Gibson 843-522-2122 or fgibson@islc.net.

Youth Crusade & Revival coming May 15th

Bethesda Christian Fellowship at 32 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Saint Helena Island, invites you to their Annual Youth Crusade/Revival beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 15, featuring guest speaker, Minister Arthur Cummings, Jr., Associate Minister at Bethel Word and Worship Deliverance Temple in Burton. This will be followed with a concert on May 16th at 5:00 p.m. featuring “The Singing Saints” from Sandlewood High School (Jacksonville, Florida) under the direction of Mr. Joseph McDomick, III and we will end on May 17th at 10:00 a.m. with Sunday morning worship at Bethesda Christian Fellowship. Please call 843-838-4410 for details.

Gospel Brunch for babies on May 16th

The XI Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will be sponsoring a March of Dimes “March for Babies” Gospel Brunch on Saturday, May 16th at 11:30 a.m. at the USMC Air Station Officer’s Club, Beaufort. Our 2015 theme is “Setting a Spiritual Sail for Stronger & Healthier Babies.” Featured entertainers will be: The Xi Gamma Lambda Chapter Alpha Ensemble, Dr. Jacqui Richardson Lawton, Marshell Jenkins Mulligan & Friends, Sheila Hudson, and Matthew Wade all of Beaufort, SC. Did you know one in seven babies in Beaufort and Jasper Counties are born premature? And premature babies may die or have lifelong disabilities as a result of their premature births. All proceeds from the $30 ticket sales will go directly to support the March of Dimes’ March for Babies mission. Send an email request for tickets to scotta1@hargray.com or greeklife@lowocuntry.com or for more information, call 843-812-6111.

St. James Orthodox Church Festival

Enjoy international foods such as Greek, Russian, and Ukranian cuisines. Artisans will be showcasing stained glass, Iconography, and Pysanky. Come and see Orthodoxy in Beaufort and get a church tour. The festival will be on Saturday, May 16th, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at 1014 Charles Street in Beaufort. Everyone is welcome!

Fort Fremont fundraiser

Friends of Fort Fremont will sponsor a spring wine social event on Monday, May 18th at Saltus River Grill on Bay Street from 6:00 to 7:30pm. Assorted wines and appetizers will be provided and all proceeds will go to support the Fort Fremont Interpretive Center. The cost of the event is $25 per person and tickets are limited to 75 guests. Go to www.fortfremont.org or call 843-441-3036 for further information.

Historic Beaufort Foundation lecture

A leader in South Carolina Reconstruction era politics will be the subject of the May Dinner & Lecture presented by Historic Beaufort Foundation at the Verdier House, 801 Bay Street, May 18th, 5:30 to 7 p.m. USCB history professor and director of the upcoming teachers’ institute, “America’s Reconstruction: The Untold Story,” J. Brent Morris, will discuss the life of Robert Brown Elliott and the radical politics of Reconstruction in South Carolina. Morris, who teaches, writes and lectures on slavery and antislavery in America, is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to teach Reconstruction history to educators at USCB in July. Robert Elliott, a black man of West Indian descent, established a successful political career in South Carolina and was twice elected to the U.S. Congress. During this period, the government attempted to grant equal rights to former slaves and they achieved political leadership positions. He left Congress to fight political corruption in South Carolina. He was elected SC Attorney General but was forced out of office as the Federal government decreased its support of Reconstruction policies. Morris is widely known for his writings on the abolitionist and Reconstruction periods and in 2010 received the South Carolina Historical Society’s award for the best scholarly article appearing in the society’s journal. Seating is limited for the lecture. A wine and hors d’oeuvre reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with the program running from 6  to 7 p.m. Admission for members are $15/$25 per member/couple. Non-member admission is$20/$30 per person/couple. Call 379-3331 to make reservations. Reservations for dinner at Saltus, at which patrons receive a 20% discount on food and beverage, may be made by calling Saltus at 843-379-3474.

AAUW to meet and present scholarship

The Beaufort Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet on Tuesday, May 19, at 6:00 p.m., at The First Presbyterian Church at 1201 North Street. We will be giving out our Non-Traditional Student Women’s Scholarship to this year’s recipient. We hope all members will attend and bring a friend. We also invite new members to join our group, which works to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Our dinner will be catered by Debbi Covington. For details contact Dr. Diana Steele at 522-2796 or steele.diana@comcast.net.

Are you a teacher in need of a job?

Public school districts from across South Carolina will converge upon the South Carolina State Fairgrounds on Friday, May 29th in an effort to fill current and anticipated teaching vacancies. The one-day job fair attracts jobseekers and offers them an opportunity to network with representatives from a number of the state’s public school districts. This year’s Expo, sponsored by the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement (CERRA), is designed to help districts find top-notch candidates to fill shortages in all subject areas and grade levels. Participation in the Expo is limited to teachers, recent graduates of teacher education programs, and individuals who have met admission criteria for an approved alternative licensure program in South Carolina. For more details and registration information, visit www.cerra.org/expo.aspx.

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