What To Do the week of May 19th-25th

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AMIKids Beaufort to hold fundraiser

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support AMIKids Beaufort. Come in to the Chipotle at 6 Mill Creek Circle in Pooler on Friday, May 20th between 5:00 and 9:00 p.m. Tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause and this will make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to AMIKids Beaufort.

Future planning for families of adults with mental illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will present a program entitled “Future Planning for families of adults with mental illness” this Friday, May 20th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Palmetto Electric, Community Room, Hwy 278, in Hardeeville. Space is limited so reservations are required. Bring your questions and concerns. To register or for additional information, please call 843-681-2200 or email nami@hargray.com.

Time to walk the dog and win prizes

How many times do you get to enjoy some shopping and take your dog along? Not often, right? Well, I hope you will join Dr. Parker T. Barker, noted pet columnist for The Island News, at the first ever Family and Dog Scavenger Hunt to benefit the Paws4vets Foundation this Saturday starting at 9 a.m. at the Arsenal Museum at 713 Craven St. Bring your own poop bags, collars and leashes and we will all hit the streets to find wonderful items in local stores and maybe win lots of prizes! Sounds like fun to me. And all the proceeds go to getting service dogs for Vets who need them. For additional information, call 404-579-6000. The cost is $10 per dog and humans are free so bring the whole family!

TCL to host a BBQ for Veterans 

If you are a military Veteran, you are cordially invited to a special event, celebrating YOU! Actually, all US military, active duty, Veterans, and their families are invited. This free event will take place at the Technical College of the Lowcountry on Saturday, May 21, from 14:00-19:00 (2-7 p.m.). Come enjoy food, games, music, and more. Please come be the guests of honor! Donations of canned or dry goods will be gladly accepted, for the Veterans’ Resource Center (VRC). Thank you for your service.

Jazz Band presents spring concert

The OLLI Jazz Band, conducted by Director David Hershey, and sponsored by the University of South Carolina’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), hosts its spring concert Sunday, June 5 at 3 p.m. at the USCB Center for the Arts in downtown Beaufort. The band is a sub-group of OLLI’s Lowcountry Community Concert Band.

The program’s theme – cross currents – pays tribute to pop tunes adapted for the big band setting and genre. Selections span more than 70 years, from 1938 illustrating the range of styles a big band performs. For more information, see the band’s website at www.ollilccb.com.

Reception to be held for SC Senator

All are invited to a reception for SC  Senator, Tom Davis on Wednesday June 8th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Hilton Head Lexus, 540 New River Parkway in Hardeeville, SC.