What To Do the week of September 3rd-9th

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Estate Auction of former Governor of SC  

Items from the historical estate of the Honorable Donald Stuart Russell, the 107th Governor of South Carolina (1963-1965), will be auctioned at Lakelands Auctions House in Hodges, SC on Labor Day, Monday, September 7. During his long and historical career of government service, Mr. Russell and his wife amassed a collection of some of the finest antiques, glassware, rugs, fountain pens, artwork, crystal, china and porcelain ever found in the state. All items in this auction will be exclusively from his estate. A preview reception will take place on Friday, September 4 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on auction day at 8:00 a.m. The event will take place at Lakelands Auction House in Hodges, SC. Bidders may participate online at www.proxbid.com.

Penn Center Labor Day weekend events  

On Monday, September 7th, join friends and family at the many events scheduled for the Penn Center Historic District at 16 Penn Center Circle Road on St. Helena Island. Enjoy the Gullah Geechee Bike Ride (Registration 8:00 a.m., Ride Starts 8:30 a.m., $10/person), Community Vendor Fair 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Space Fee $10/No Food Vendors), Labor Day Program in Frissell Community House 11:00 a.m., Arts & Crafts Youth Table 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., Fundraiser Lunch-Fish Fry ($5), Hotdogs, Ribs, BBQ & Chicken ($10 each). This event is free and open to the public.

First Responders receive complimentary chiropractic consult

The Joint Chiropractic is organizing First Responders Week for active duty military members, police, firefighters and emergency medical technicians and their immediate family members. These men and women may visit The Joint for a complimentary* consultation, exam and adjustment between September 8-12, 2015. You can find The Joint Chiropractic at 111A Towne Drive, Bluffton and 24 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head.

The Maritime Center launches fall series

Our popular lecture series returns this fall and will kick-off with freelance writer and writing instructor, Katherine Tandy Brown, who will discuss well-known nature writers and the how-to’s of making a nature journal. Then – relying on the rich natural beauty of Port Royal Sound and on your own treasured memories of experiences in nature – you’ll create several pieces of nature writing through easy, timed writing practices. It’s a fun method for beginner and experienced writers alike. Call the Maritime Center to reserve your space in “Write about Nature,” Tuesday, Sept. 8, 4 to 5:30 p.m., and $8/person.

Sea Island Fly fishers to meet on September 9th

The Sea Island Fly Fishers will meet on Wed. Sept 9th, at 6:00 p.m. 825 Bay St., Beaufort. A social hour with food and drinks will be followed with a program. The multi-subject program will be a question and answer session with experts on wading, cobia, redfish, bonefish, rigging to fish, and fly tying. Representatives from CCA, Port Royal Sound Foundation, and DNR will also be available. Pick your expert and learn. The public is welcome to this free event. Call Jack Baggette at 441-4023 or visit the club website for more info. www.seaislandflyfishers.com.

Special Olympics Golf Tournament calling all volunteers Sept. 10-13

More than 220 golfers from the U.S. and Canadian Special Olympics Programs will compete in the 15th annual Special Olympics North America Golf Invitational Tournament at Port Royal Golf Club in Hilton Head, September 10-13, 2015. The tournament organizers are seeking volunteers to assist with a myriad of jobs. If interested, please call the Port Royal Golf Shop at (843) 681-1766 or apply online at www.bit.do/sonagolfvolunteer. Golf knowledge is not necessary for all volunteer roles; however, for volunteers with golf knowledge, specific volunteer roles are available. Volunteers will be provided with a meal during their shift and an event shirt. Volunteers under 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult – no volunteers under 13 years of age allowed.

Register to vote in South Carolina

In six months, South Carolina will hold primary elections to choose candidates for the next President of the USA. Our country faces issues that will affect us all and your voice should be heard. You are encouraged to register, especially if you are new to the area or recently reached the age of 18. Volunteers will be holding a Voter Registration Event on Thursday, September 10, 9:30 a.m. to Noon at the Broomfield Complex, corner of Brickyard Point Rd. and Pleasant Point Rd. on Lady’s Island. Please bring a copy of your Driver’s License, if possible or other forms of identification.

Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club to hold September meeting

Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club September meeting will be held at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located off of Meridian Road on Thursday September 10th. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7:00 p.m. Well known Captain Ja Malphrus of Bay Street Outfitters will be the guest speaker. He will discuss the waters being alive with shrimp, mud minnows, and menhaden. He will include the use of his special lures for trout and red fish. This presentation will also include rods, reels, lines, and corks of choice. He will follow up by suggested fishing spots around our inland coastal waters. No reservations are necessary and guests are welcomed. For additional information please contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122.

Event to honor Dr. Willie Gadson

Join us for “Destined for Greatness!” a Special Formal Dinner Banquet honoring – Dr. Jonas “Willie” Gadson, DTM for his Service and Leadership on Friday September 11th, 2015 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will be held at Sergeant Jasper Park in Hardeeville. Hosted by the Leadership & Public Speaking Toastmaster’s Club of Beaufort. Those who are interested in being a part of it please contact (843) 524-4281, or email sidrahjackson@yahoo.com by Friday August 28th, 2015.

Meet Spanish Count Alvaro Armada

The Santa Elena Foundation is excited to announce the unique opportunity for the general public to meet Spanish Count Alvaro Armada, the current Adelantado of la Florida and direct descendent of 16th century founder of Santa Elena, Pedro Menendez de Aviles. Meet him on Friday, September 11th from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. for a Q&A at the Beaufort History Museum, Downtown Beaufort Arsenal.

Register for YMCA Power Boating Class  

The Adult Power Boating class will focus on teaching the DNR (Department of Natural Resources) boating education class and offer on-water training and experience in boat trailer launching & retrieval, boat operations, docking, navigation, GPS & radio use, knots and basic safety instruction. Each session includes a 3 hour evening class and a 6-hour hands-on training class. Register by Sept. 14 and first class starts Sept. 23. Must be 18 or older. The cost is $125 per person and is open to the public. Contact the YMCA front desk or YMCA Boating Director Paul Spencer at 843-522-9622 for more info.

Upcoming library events 

To be held at the St. Helena Library at 6355 Jonathon Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena.

Event: New Fads and Trends
Date: Monday, September 14th at 6:00 p.m.
Description: Join us to learn about the new fads and trends among young people. We will find out about new drugs and slang as well as ways to tell if a young person is in trouble. Presented by Beaufort County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Department. Adults 18+ only please! There will be activities for children during this program. This event is free. Call Meghan Kilgore at (843) 255-6559 for more information.

Event: Pirate Day
Date: Saturday, September 19th from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Description: Arrrggg Mateys! Join us for a celebration of “Talk like a Pirate Day” with stories, crafts, snacks and a pirate game! This is a free event for ages 0-11.

Event: Express Yourself!
Date: Saturday, September 19th at 6:00 p.m.
Description: Join us for an evening of poetry, spoken word, music and more. Hear local artists showcase their talent. Sign up for performing at this event is open until the start of the performance. Ages 16 and up to perform and attend. This event is free. Call Meghan Kilgore at (843) 255-6559 for more information.

Event: Captain Underpants Party
Date: Wednesday, September 30th at 5:30 p.m.
Description: Come and celebrate “Banned Books Week” by honoring one of the silliest book characters, Captain Underpants! We will have games, snacks and a craft! Don’t miss out! This is a free event for ages 5-11.

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