What To Do the week of May 7th-13th

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Only six seats left for 2016 Beaufort Co. Senior Leadership Class

A Voyage of Discovery: Life in the Lowcountry. Enroll now for 2016 program. Take the journey once- a-week (Wednesdays) for 12 weeks from January through early April to learn how Beaufort County works and enhance your understanding of key issues. The program, sponsored by Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce and Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service, is open to all Beaufort County residents. Registration forms can be downloaded from the website: www.beaufortseniorleadership.com. Browse the website to learn more about the program and view “Highlights from the Class of 2015.” Call Bob Guinn at Clemson Extension with specific questions, 843-255-6060, X116. Reserve your seat today!

Bottles & Barrels plans a big weekend

Don’t miss this unique event that spotlights select fine wines, craft brews and farm-to-table dishes. Bottles & Barrels 2015 kicks off Friday, May 8th with small, breakout pairings dinners at private homes throughout the Habersham neighborhood. Guests will sit down to a professionally prepared meal, complete with hand-selected wine and beer tastings by vineyard representatives in attendance for the event. The tasting event takes over the Marketplace Saturday, May 9th in Habersham. Bottles & Barrels features a menu from boutique wineries and craft beer breweries. Guests are able to experience a classic tasting event in a timeless setting with friends and neighbors. This year’s wineries include Spellbound, Villa Sandi, Pietra Santa, Boxwood, Colterenzio, 6 wines from South America presented by Juan Carlos & Isabella of Ta-ca-ron. Breweries on site include Palmetto, Wooden Skiff, Shebean, and Benford. New this year Bottles & Barrels will have Daufuskie Rum, Dixie Vodka, and from North Carolina, Asheville Distillery. This year Big Green Egg partners with Bottles & Barrels to present the Culinary Cook-off. This year’s protein is brought to you by Whisky Pigs of Asheville. Their hogs are an old heirloom breed called American Mulefoot hogs. They produce a red meat rather than the typical white and have a unique and wonderful taste. Big Green Egg will be on site providing demos and samples throughout the event. Cook-off Chefs include Beaufort and Bluffton’s finest! The six chefs up to the challenge are: Tyler Slade, Penn TenEyck, Beth Shaw, Brandon Carter, Brian Waters and Christopher Hewitt. More details can be found at Bottles and Barrels website: www.bottles-barrels.com. The event is hosted by Habersham Marketplace and produced by Plum Productions.

Rev up those motorcycles for a good cause

The Second Annual Relay for Life Poker Run will be held on Saturday May 9th. Registration is at 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at American Motorcycle Company, 2512 Boundary St. This year there are 6 stops on the ride including: Harold’s Country Club, Yemassee; Ned’s Pub & Grub, Ridgeland; Tail Gators, Okatie; Mad Hatters, Okatie; Steamer Pub, Beaufort; and Rosie O’Grady’s, Beaufort. The last stop at Rosie O’Grady’s will have free hamburgers and hot dogs. Last bike in at 1:45 p.m., food starts at 2:00 p.m. There will be a 50/50 drawing with proceeds going to benefit Relay for Life Beaufort, SC. Cost is $15 per rider, $5 per passenger. All proceeds from entry fees benefit Relay for Life of Beaufort, SC. All riders/passengers will ride at their own risk. For more information or to sign up call 843-263-8723.

Beaufort Aglow International to meet

Beaufort Aglow International will meet at the Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurant, 2601 Boundary St. Beaufort on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The speaker is Elder Patricia Bee, our local group advisor. She is a graduate of Iowa State University Science and Technology, and holds a certificate from Rhema Training Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. For info: Please call (843) 290-5563 or (843) 525-0525.

Sports Extravaganza for the entire family!

Join the Lowcountry Jaycees for their 2nd annual Sports Extravaganza on Saturday, May 9th. There will be food, drinks, bounce houses, popcorn, a DJ from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and live music from 4 to 8 p.m. You will find all this fun at Live Oaks Park, 1304 Paris Ave. in Port Royal (behind Port Royal Elementary School). There will be a Corn Hole Tournament (with a cash prize) as well as a Free Throw contest both starting 3 p.m. Entry fee for the Free Throw Contest is $5 and for the Corn Hole Tournament it is $20 per team. The Jaycees will use proceeds from this event to start Jayteens chapters here locally for kids ages 12-17 as well as a few more community projects.

Mayor Keyserling to be LIBPA Guest speaker 

Mayor Billy Keyserling will be the guest speaker at the Tuesday, May 12th meeting of the Lady’s Island Business and Professional Association which will be held at 8 a.m. in the Beaufort Realtor’s Association headquarters (located behind BB&T on Lady’s Island Drive). The meeting is open to the public and is free of charge.

Kim Poovey book signing event 

On May 12th, author Kim Poovey will be at the Dataw Island Club from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. signing copies of her latest book, Truer Words. Poovey, a resident of Beaufort, pens an engaging tale of Emma Brown, who is not like most young girls of her era – passive, polite, and prim. She swims in her Sunday dress, passes the days sitting in a tree, and refuses to fall in love. Like most girls, she has her best friend, Charlotte, throughout it all. But Charlotte might be exactly what’s keeping her from living a life like the other girls her age. As she grows up and attends medical school, much of her life is turned around when the Civil War arrives. While nursing wounded soldiers, Emma learns that life isn’t about following the rules. It’s not even about not following the rules—it’s about being true to herself. And with that, she knows there are no truer words.

Support the Gamecocks 

Come to the Beaufort County Gamecock Club Dinner featuring speakers Everette Sands (Coach of the running backs) and Jay Brown. They will bring us up to date about the Gamecock Club and facility projects. The dinner is being held on Tuesday, May 12th, 6 p.m. at the Sanctuary Golf Club, Cat Island, SC. Tickets are $20 (dinner is included). To make your reservations, please contact Linda McCarty at 843-521-1445 or email at l.mccarty01@comcast.net Come out and support your Carolina Gamecocks!

The Redfish are coming 

Ja Malphrus will be the featured speaker at the May 13th meeting of the Sea Island Fly Fishers, 6 p.m. at Bay Street Outfitters, 825 Bay St. Beaufort. Ja is a native guide who grew up fishing local waters and will share his extensive knowledge. His talk will focus on redfish and how to catch them on top water lures. The public is welcome to this free event and refreshments will be offered. Call Jack Baggette at 843-441-4023 with questions.

The inside skinny on local fishing

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 how to catch 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. You do not need a reservation and guests are welcomed. For additional information call Captain Frank Gibson 843-522-2122 or fgibson@islc.net.