What To Do the week of May 21st-27th

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.

Don’t miss the 29th annual Gullah Festival

The 29th Annual Original Gullah Festival is this weekend May 22-24, at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, in Beaufort. Check out all the non-stop events at www.theoriginalgullahfestival.org. And on Saturday at 9:00 p.m. don’t miss hearing St. Helena’s own Candice Glover and TruSound perform. Questions? Check the website or call 843-525-0628.

Celadon Club Grand Opening this Saturday

On May 23rd kick off summer at the Celadon Club Wellness Center! This is the public grand opening event from 10:00 a.m. until 1 p.m. with activities for all ages. This is a free event offering swimming pool games, a jump castle, face painting, a free yoga class, cooking demonstration, healthy living talks, balance testing and more. Joel Garrett from 94.5 the Coast Radio will be doing a remote broadcast and playing everyone’s favorite tunes. Come hungry because local favorites Joe Loves Lobster Rolls, Jack Frost Ice Cream and Piace Pizza will be there selling their tasty treats. Stop in and tour the facility because the Club will be raffling off a one year membership to a lucky individual, couple, or family. For everyone else who joins on Saturday, the Celadon Club will be waiving the initiation fee. For more information or to sign up for membership, please contact Amber Reynolds at Celadon Club (843.379.1088). The Celadon Club Wellness Center is located at 61 Celadon Drive. From downtown take the Woods Memorial Bridge to Lady’s Island. Turn left at the second stop light onto Sam’s Point Road. Celadon is 1.5 miles down on the right. Follow Celadon Drive and event signs to the Celadon Club.

Book signing for The Sound of Glass

Karen White will be signing copies of her new book, The Sound of Glass at McIntosh Book Shoppe on Bay Street in downtown Beaufort on Thursday, May 28th starting at noon. The Sound of Glass is set in Beaufort, when a young woman realizes that she has inherited her late husband’s family homes on the Bluff overlooking the Beaufort River. White, who resides with her family outside of Atlanta, is author of the popular Tradd Street mysteries, set in Charleston, as well as The Memory of Water, Learning to Breathe and Pieces of the Heart. For more information, contact the book store at 524-1119.

Free Reiki Infused Yoga event

On Thursday, May 28th from 6 to 7 p.m. join the Outdoor Yogini Brittney Hiller and Reiki Master Chris (Sutty) Suddeth at the Port Royal Wetlands Amphitheater for a Free Reiki Infused Yoga event. Gentle Yoga stretching and the Spirit-Guided Life-Force Energy of Reiki combine for a family friendly opportunity for healing and unwinding after a long day. Commune with nature and your Lowcountry neighbors in the process. Bring a Yoga Mat or towel to practice on and a water bottle. Consider bringing a notebook to write down inspirations that may come. A gratitude bucket will be available if you’d like to leave a gift. Text or call Brittney 263-0320 or Sutty 263-2397 with any questions.

Need to learn to drive?

A new AARP Smart Driver class will be given on Friday May 29th, 2015 at the SUMMIT PLACE of BEAUFORT, 1119 Pickpocket Plantation Dr. Class will run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. {A 6 HR. CLASS) and include a lunch break. The cost is $15:00 for AARP members and $ 20:00 for non/AARP members. A certificate will be issued upon completion to be used for a discount on your auto insurance. Class size is limited. Call now to register: 843-521-1941.

Kick it with Beaufort Academy! 

Beaufort Academy will host a co-ed adult kickball tournament to kick off the summer on Saturday, May 30th, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Beaufort Academy Blue & White Club. Neal McCarty is the organizer for the kickball tournament. Registration for the tournament is available online at www.camperregsecure.com/beaufortacademy.

Try something new

Integrative Healing Arts Sampler is scheduled for May 30th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Experience clinical style delivery of counseling, massage, chiropractic, neuro emotional, Healing Touch, nutritional, holistic MD and more by licensed volunteer practitioners and Christian healing prayer team. The event is located at 705 Bladen Street, Beaufort. The cost is a $10 donation for a 20 minute session. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and spots are limited for those who want a service. Entry is free of charge to the public to visit. Samplers will occur on last Saturday of each month with next on May 30. Sponsored by the Ministries for Synergetic Wellness to raise funds for those who cannot afford holistic mental health services. Scholarship applications are available on site. For questions email reneesutton@healthierhealing.com.

Fifth Sunday Music at local Methodist Church  

Fifth Sunday Music Hymn Fest will be presented at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 31st at the Port Royal United Methodist Church, 1602 Columbia Avenue at 16th Street, Port Royal. The gathering music and the postlude will include organ selections composed by Johann Pachelbel, played by Margaret Bukkosy, Director of Music. Robert Gibson, from Atlanta will be guest soloist. Guitarist John O’Neill will participate along with the PRUMC Choir. Everyone is invited to attend the free luncheon following the Hymn Fest. Please call the church at 524-2005 for more information.

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.

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.

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