What To Do the week of October 15th-21st

Born to Read is seeking volunteers

Born To Read, Inc. is a non-profit organization, promoting early literacy for children from birth. Volunteers are needed to visit new mothers at Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Coastal Carolina Hospital, and Hilton Head Island Hospital and to assist with visits to the Storks Nest. Volunteers visit with new parents, delivering a resource bag with books, local resource information, a baby t-shirt, and a bib for the newborn. Print materials are available in English and Spanish. Born To Read, Inc. also assist parents with obtaining a high school diploma, learning English as a second language, applying for a library card, and finding a doctor for the newborn baby. If interested in volunteering or receiving more information, please visit the BTR website; www.borntoread.org or call 843-379-3350.

Beaufort Democratic Club to host speaker

The Northern Beaufort County Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, October 15th, at Grand Army Hall, 706 Newcastle Street, Beaufort. The guest speaker will be Jenna Moorehead, board member of the new Beaufort County Community Relations Council which was organized to promote peaceful and constructive responses to potentially violent or stressful events. Our social gathering will be at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts promptly at 7:00 p.m. Please join us, bring a friend; all are welcome.

Locals team up to hold semi-annual yard sale

TheraVista, The Lending Room and Roxanne Cheney Organizes team up once again for Fall Clean for JOY 2015 on Sat October 17th 7:30-10 a.m. This semi-annual yard sale, where everything is FREE, is an opportunity for community members to go through their closets, drawers and garages cleaning out items that no longer bring joy or they are tired of storing for that ‘just in case’ moment. Then we just give it all away to those who can use the items now…The Joy of Giving and Receiving, while expanding awareness about the valuable service of the Lending Room (which provides medical equipment for short or long term use) provides this equipment to anyone for a minimum donation of $1.

We will be accepting donations of items in all categories from furniture, household goods, tools, clothes, etc. up until 6 p.m. on Friday Oct 16th. For more info on dropping off donations, email theravista@gmail.com or call 843-812-1328. Event held at TheraVista, 263 Brickyard Point Road South on Lady’s Island.

Wesley United Methodist has bazaar

The Wesley United Methodist Church will hold its Annual Fall Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, October 17th, at the Wesley Educational Building, located at 810 Duke Street (corner of Duke and West Streets), Beaufort, SC. There will be Lowcountry Dinners for $10 per plate beginning at 10:30 a.m., crafts, books, baked goods, clothes, homemade canned goods, gift baskets and plenty of music, fun and fellowship. Please call the church at 843-524-9487 for more information.

Indie Film Corner at presents film Oct. 19

The Indie Film Corner presents Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon on Monday, Oct. 19th at 7 p.m. The movie cleverly chronicles the magazines founding by two former Harvard students, its growth, demise and everything in between. Told thru fresh, candid interviews with its key staff, and illustrated with hundreds of outrageous images from the mag itself (along with never-seen interview footage from the magazine’s prime), the film gives fans of the Lampoon a unique inside look at what made the magazine tick, who were its key players, and why it was so outrageously successful: a magazine that dared to think what no one was thinking, but wished they had. Tickets are $6. We’ll see you at USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort. Contact information box office by calling 843-521-4145 or emailing bhargrov@uscb.edu.

Opera rescheduled at USCB due to rain

“Il Trovatore” which was rained out last Saturday has been re-scheduled for Saturday, October 24, at 1:00 p.m. at USCB Center for the Arts.

Two local lectures and one event not to miss

On Monday, October 26th at 1 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room at the St. Helena Branch Library, entrepreneurs are invited to join Mr. Eric Sommerville for a Local Money Talks Workshop on getting your business started. And on Wednesday, October 28th at 2:30 p.m. everyone is invited to view the Diorama of the Fort Fremont Exhibit and to meet the artist Dennis Cannady. Friends of Fort Fremont will also provide a tour of the archeological site at the fort. Please RSVP for this event by calling Janelle Proctor at 843-441-3036 or by email at janelleproctor@hargray.com. And lastly, come meet Aunt Pearlie Sue who will be at the library on Saturday, November 14th for a special film festival presentation during Penn Center’s Heritage Days Celebration.

Halloween show at Beaufort High School

Beaufort High School Theater and Dance Departments presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow for one show only — Halloween matinee only — on October 31, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at the BHS Performing Arts Center. General Admission is $5 and if you are wearing a costume, only $3. There will be photo ops for those with costumes with cast members after the show.

Register to attend Pat Conroy’s birthday party

Pat Conroy is turning 70 and the Beaufort History Museum is preparing to celebrate the milestone with a festive birthday party on Saturday evening, October 31, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the courtyard at the Arsenal. The event will feature live music, a delicious Lowcountry feast with beer and wine and, of course, birthday cake. “Pat Conroy is a local literary treasure who has eloquently expressed his love for his hometown and the Lowcountry in his critically acclaimed novels and memoirs,” said Katherine Lang, a Board member who was instrumental in bringing the party to the Museum. “Now we want to show him that we love him back!” The event is open to the public but space is limited and those wishing to attend are advised to register early. Tickets, priced at $30 for Museum members and $35 for non-members, are on sale now at www.beauforthistorymuseum.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.

Upcoming library events 

To be held at the St. Helena Branch Library at 6355 Jonathon Francis Sr. Rd.

Event: Teen Game Night
Date: Friday, November 6th from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Description: Join us for video games, board games, snacks and more! This event is for ages 11-18. Teen Game Night is free.

Event: Container Water Gardening
Date: Tuesday, November 3rd at 2:00 p.m.
Description: Join us to learn about Container Water Gardening with Master Gardener Sandra Educate. This is a free event.

Event: Devine Vines
Date: Wednesday, October 21st at 4:30 p.m.
Description: Master Gardener Sandra Educate will show us how to use vines in our gardens. Devine Vines is a free event.

Event: International Gaming Day @ Your Library
Date: Saturday, November 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Description: International Gaming Day @ Your Library is an American Libraries Association sponsored event where libraries all over the world will play games in a spirit of cooperation. There will be all types of games including: Hungry, Hungry Human, card games, board games, Role Playing Games, dice games, video games and more. You can also bring your own and teach others a new game. This event is open to all ages and is free.

For information on any of the programs, visit beaufortcountylibrary.org or call (843) 255-6456.

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