What To Do the week of November 5th-11th

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Santa Elena offers local lectures to the public

The Santa Elena Foundation offers many interesting programs available to the public including the upcoming “Early Explorers of the South Carolina Lowcountry” and “Spanish Wine and Olives”. For further information please go to: http://santa-elena.org/calendar-of-events.

Beaufort Photography Collective hosts show

The Beaufort Photography Collective will host an opening reception for their all Black & White Fine Art Photography show “Return to Realism – A Black & White Collection” on Thursday November 5th from 5:00 til 8:00 p.m. The show will run from November 5-22. The show is displayed at Beaufort Pics, located at 910 Port Republic Street in Downtown Beaufort. Refreshments will be served, and all art will be available for purchase.

The Beaufort Photography Collective is a composed of 3 like-minded photographers: Eric R Smith, Phil Heim, and David Shipper. They wanted to get back to roots of photography: Black & White. While High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is currently popular, with surrealistic exaggerated colors, the group decided to influence the next wave of “in” photography and explore Black & White realism. By stripping away the color, composition and tonality come to the forefront. With many years of combined expertise, the group is enjoying looking at photography in a whole new light.

Black Chamber to hold networking event

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will have its First Friday Networking Event at 801 Bladen Street on Friday, November 6, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. This free and open to the public event will be hosted by ComproTax Beaufort, with Wilma Holman, Owner. Food by Southern Grilling & Catering. RSVP by calling (843) 986-1102.

St. Helena’s Parish Bazaar goes to the Faire

What better way to celebrate autumn than to drop by a family-friendly street faire and bazaar? St. Helena’s Parish Church in downtown Beaufort invites you to join in all the fun on Saturday, Nov. 7th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 507 Newcastle Street.

Jenifer Lugar, co-leader of the planning committee shared, “The streets around the parish will go back in time…to when the Church was the center of community life. We’re closing off the streets around the Parish Hall to create an Olde English Street Faire with outdoor activities and booths including: Kingdom Kids: Children’s Games & Crafts, Food Court & Courtyard Café, Parish Ministry Info Booths, Organ Demos & Outdoor Music, Church & Graveyard Tours.”

The traditional Parish Bazaar, which is held in the Parish Hall, will still have all of the favorites… the Silent Auction, Bargain Box, Jewelry, Boutique, Christmas Crafts, Church Mice, Linens and Plants. There will also be a Parish Raffle, and don’t miss the new Fine Arts “Expressions” Gallery that will showcase individual parishioners’ works. Contact Stellena Mumma at the church office 843-522-1712 for more information or  visit www.sthelenas1712.org.

Rotary Club presents Annual Oyster Roast

Don’t miss this one. Saturday, November 7th at 6:00 p.m. at Live Oaks Park on Paris Ave in Port Royal. The cost is $30/person (all you can eat & drink). Children under 10 are free. The Oyster Roast includes a silent and live auction, music, hot dogs, chili, door prizes, soda, beer and wine, plus all the oysters you can eat! Experience one of the best oyster roasts in Beaufort with live entertainment and feel good about raising money to benefit charities throughout the Lowcountry. For additional information call Alan Beach 843-521-7088 or email him at alan01@embarqmail.org.

Local authors sign books at upcoming lecture

Celebrate the publication of “The History of Beaufort County, Volume III” with a lecture, reception and book signing by authors Dr. Lawrence Rowland and Dr. Steve Wise on Sunday, November 8th at 3 p.m. at USCB Center for the Arts, Beaufort.

Great Clips cuts veterans hair for free

Great Clips is offering veterans a free haircut from Nov. 11 through Dec. 31 2015. Customers come in for a service on Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11) and get a free haircut card to give to a veteran, redeemable through the end of 2015. Great Clips is located in the Publix shopping center on the corner of Sam’s Point Road and Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island.

ArtiZen Yoga provides free classes for military

On the second Thursday of every month (Thursday, November 12th) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ArtiZen Yoga provides a free all-level yoga class exclusively for active military and their spouses. It will be taught by Ayren Pfeifer, our certified Ashtanga teacher, and a military spouse of 13 years. (Childcare will be available for a small fee: $5 per child) The class will be held at ArtiZen, 1211 Newcastle Street, Unit 2F, Beaufort. Call 863-298-0734 for details.

Zonta Club invites all to annual oyster roast

The Zonta Club of Beaufort invites you to its 17th Annual Oyster Roast  on Saturday, November 14th, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Live Oaks Park in Port Royal. Entertainment by Chris Jones. Enjoy oysters, beer, hot dogs, chili, soft drinks and desserts, raffle prizes and fun! Tickets are $25.00 per person. Children under 10 are free. Money raised helps to fund our many community activities and scholarship program Purchase tickets in advance at: Hair Studio 280, Parris Island Gateway, 843-525-1224 Myrna Breland, CPA, 1 Professional Drive, 843-986-1175 or email zontabeaufort@yahoo.com.

Sea Island Fly Fishers to hold casting clinic

The Sea Island Fly Fishers meeting on November 14th will be a casting clinic. The clinic is open to the public and is free of charge. It will be held beginning at ten o’clock, on the athletic field behind St. Peter Catholic Church, 70 Lady’s Island Dr. Beaufort. Expert fly casting instructors will be on hand to help with beginners or more experienced fishermen. Bring your fly rod or use our loaner equipment. Prizes will be awarded for winners. Lunch will be offered following the clinic for $10 a person. BBQ plus all the trimmings will be featured. Call Jack Baggette at 843-441-4023 with questions, or www.seaislandflyfishers.com.

Black Chamber to teach financial strategy

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce (BCBCC) and SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) will offer a business class focusing on developing a business plan, accessing a business loan and other financial strategies. The class will be held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on November 16, 18, and 20, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call 843-986-1102 to enroll. Classes will be held at the chamber office located at 801 Bladen Street in Beaufort. Cost for the class is $25 which will be reimbursed once the course has been satisfactorily completed.

Upcoming library events

To be held at the Lobeco Branch Library at 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco.

Event: Lobeco Matinee Movie
Date: Saturday, November 7th 11:00 a.m. & Saturday, December 12 at 11 a.m.
Description: Join us and have a snack! Snacks provided by the Friends of the Beaufort Library. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This event is free.

Event: Build a Gingerbread House
Date: Saturday, December 19th 2:00 p.m.
Description: Build and eat your own gingerbread house at the Lobeco Branch! Everyone is welcome to participate. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Register at the front desk or call 255-6479. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Beaufort Library.

Event: Lobeco’s Noon Year’s Eve Countdown Celebration
Date: Thursday, December 31st 11:15 a.m.
Description: Dress elegantly and countdown to our Noon Year’s Eve Celebration beginning at 11:15 a.m. We will be making New Years’ noises makers and hats! Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Beaufort Library.

All Branches and Departments of the Beaufort County Library system will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th for Veterans Day. For information on any of the programs, visit beaufortcountylibrary.org or call (843) 255-6456.