What To Do the week of May 28th-June 3rd

Fripp Audubon & Naturally Fripp presentation

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…a star? No, maybe a planet, or…? It’s like you can see the entire universe on a clear Lowcountry night! But what’s shining over there? Star or planet? A star-studded bear? A dragon?! Where? Whoa! Was that a UFO streaking overhead? Learn all you ever wanted to know about our night sky from Master Naturalist Dave Moore, Thurs., May 28, at 7 p.m., Fripp Island Community Centre. Free presentation & pass at Fripp gate. Hosted by Fripp Audubon & Naturally Fripp Community Wildlife Habitat. No telescope needed, just look up! See stars, constellations, planets, satellites & even ANOTHER GALAXY (far, far away)! Meet ‘n’ Greet, 6 p.m.—please bring small plate of nibbles to share. Contact Pat Cotter, patrick.r.cotter@gmail.com & visit www.islc.net/audubon/.

The Water Festival is coming! Sign up today!

Talent Show wants you: It’s time to show your stuff. The deadline to be in the Water Festival is fast approaching! Applications and additional info can be found www.atbftwaterfestival.com/event-registrations. The event is limited to the first 40 applicants! Sponsored by McDonald’s and Hosted by Preceptor Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. Applications must be submitted by May 29th. For additional information, contact Rhonda Conner (843) 812-7901 or Mary Ann Borrmann (843) 812-3030. Auditions will be held Wednesday, June 3, 2015.

Ready to run? Sign up for our inaugural 5K/15K Run race on June 6th is now online. The races will start at 8 a.m. on Parris Island. Registration is only on ACTIVE.com, and the link can be found on our website at www.atbftwaterfestival.com. Event sponsor is Omni Health
and Fitness.

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.

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.

Beaufort Church of Christ 5th Sunday Fellowship  

Welcome to the Beaufort Church of Christ: “Where All the Doors Swing Loose on Welcome Hinges to You and to Yours!” We are hosting Our 5th Sunday Fellowship May 31st, 2015 – Our Family & Friends Daytheme will be “Except the Lord Build the House, They Labor in Vain that Build It” Psalm 127:1

Our Host Minister for the bible study group is Dr. Jonas Gadson who will speak at 10 a.m. Following is Guest Minister Jack McNeil who will speak at the morning Worship Service at 11:15 a.m. and Guest Minister Frank McElveen Sr. will speak at the afternoon Worship Service at 2:15 p.m. For Sunday May 31, 2015 only: All Worship Services and lunch will be held at 491 Parris Island Gateway Beaufort. Parris Island Gateway is off of Rt. 21 South coming into Beaufort. It is next to the shopping plaza on left. Services are held at the big grey building. Parking is available at the shopping plaza or at the building. Lunch is provided at 1:15 p.m. FREE and the Public Is Invited! For additional information call (843) 524-4281 or (843) 379-8145, email jg@jonasbonus.com, or visit www.BeaufortCoC.com. For any questions regarding the above, contact Dr. Jonas Gadson, Minister at the Beaufort Church of Christ at (843) 524-4281 or (843) 379-8145. You can also email him at jg@jonasbonus.com.

First Presbyterian to confirm record number 

First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort will receive seventeen youth into membership in the church through Confirmation on May 31st. Dr. John Wells Kuykendall, President Emeritus of Davidson College in Davidson, NC will preach at the 11:00 a.m. special service. This year marks the largest Confirmation Class in the 103 year history of First Presbyterian Church. Over an 18-week period, seventh and eighth graders attended special classes led by the ministerial staff. Classes provide a foundational understanding of faith, tradition, and Presbyterian practices, and process sought to help build, strengthen, and nurture relationships with peers and others in the membership of the church. The 17 members of this year’s confirmation class also were tasked with raising awareness and funds for a community and international outreach mission project. Following the ‘Parable of the Talents,’ –the biblical story of multiplying and sharing the gifts of God, each student was given $10 to use as seed money to invest in an individual talent – to be multiplied and reinvested. That initial $170 resulted in more than $1,700! The $1,700 purchased groceries for a Friday night meal for the neighborhood Residents living around the Washington Street Park neighborhood in downtown Beaufort. The remainder of the funds went to Capva School in Cite Soleil, Haiti for the purchase of a grill, utensils, and coolers used to provide school lunches for 145 student and teachers.

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.

St. Helena’s Vacation Bible School program based on local book  

The Parish Church of St. Helena’s Vacation Bible School will use a “homegrown” curriculum this year. The weeklong program will be based on a book called The Old Testament: Homer Dives In, written by St. Helena’s parishioner Michelle Edwards and her mother, Barbara Boyd. In the book Homer, a young boy struggling to be still and pay attention in church, opens the Bible to the Old Testament and is quickly engrossed in the ancient stories of battles and victories, talking donkeys, and poisoned stew. “With true stories like these, who needs the hype?” said Melissa Davis, Director of Children’s Ministries at St. Helena’s, explaining why she isn’t using a pre-packaged curriculum this year. VBS will be held June 15 through 19, 9 a.m. to noon each day, at Holy Trinity Classical Christian School, 302 Burroughs Ave. in Beaufort. The program is for rising kindergartners through rising fifth-graders. The cost is $5 per child ($20 maximum per family). To register, go to www.sthelenas1712.org/vbs-2015. Spaces are limited, and all registrations are needed by June 10. For more information, contact Melissa Davis, 843-522-1712, ext. 210 or mdavis@sthelenas1712.org; or Kelly Newnham, 843-522-1712 or knewnham@sthelenas1712; or visit www.sthelenas1712.org.

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