Historical Marker Dedicated in Memory of William “Bill” Marscher
On May 1, 2008, the Beaufort County Historical Society dedicated a marker commemorating the Great Sea Island Storm of 1893. The marker stands in front of the museum at Penn Center on St. Helena Island. They dedicated the marker in memory of William “Bill” Frederick Marscher, II because of all his research and dedication to this project. He researched Clara Barton and her work with the Red Cross helping the community get back on its feet after this devastating storm.
In the foreground in red jacket is Iva Welton, President, Beaufort County Historical Society, Fran Heyward Marscher in green jacket and in the brown jacket is Rosalyn Browne, Director of History and Culture at Penn Center, Inc.
THE ATTORNEY CHASE 5K
Saturday, June 7, 2008 8:00 A.M.
The Attorney Chase is a unique 5K fun run/walk opportunity. On June 7, 2008, runners will take to Coligny Beach at the Holiday Inn Oceanfront. As in most 5K events, the runners want to complete the course in the fastest time. However, LCLA felt it necessary to add another challenge. During the course of the race, runners may be surprised as out from the sand dunes attorneys will appear! The attorneys will be appropriately clad in suit coat and tie and of course will be carrying a brief case. Each attorney holds a crisp clean $100 bill ready to be taken (Not really – it is play money) the attorney is required to give the individual that catches him or her the $100. At race end, the $100 can be used to redeem valuable gift certificates. The race is great fun, and there is a wonderful celebration at race end. Participants receive a free t-shirt -- all winners receive awards. Entry donation is $25 before June 4, 2008, and $30 after that. Hope to see you at the Beach.
LowCountry Legal Aid, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides free legal advice, education and representation to the income qualified of the greater Lowcountry area. Registration forms are available at LCLA’s office at 7 Simmonsville Road in Bluffton and at various places around town. Call 815-1570 if you would like a registration form.
30th Annual Week of Champions
A week of sports clinics with Christian Pro Athletes in attendance will take place June 13-21 this year. Clinics in football, soccer, basketball, baseball, tennis, golf and cheerleading are conducted on HHI at various locations. For the fourth year, Bluffton will have a football, soccer and baseball clinic held during the week at Bluffton High School. As well as working with the pros, youth will receive free t-shirts at these free of charge clinics.
The sports banquet will be held this year at the Crowne Plaza on June 18th, with Patrick Nix, Offensive Coordinator at the University of Miami, as the keynote speaker.
On Sunday, June 15th, many of the athletes will be speaking in churches throughout the Lowcountry. New this year will be a Youth Rally at HH High School on June 13th from 7-9 p.m.
The golf tournament this year will be held at Eagles Point on Saturday, June 21st with a Captain’s Choice Scramble.
To make a reservation for the free clinics, reserve a ticket to the banquet, or get details, contact Gary Wetherington at 757-2150.
Southeast Region Puppeteers of America’s
2008 PUPPET GUMBO FESTIVAL
Historic Savannah - JUNE 12-15, 2008
Public Performances - Trustees Theater - Friday, June 13 - Sunday, June 15
Inlcuding Jim Henson’s daughter, Heather Henson’s puppeteers.
Mesmerizing performances throughout the festival. Tickets available through the SCAD Box Office - www.scadboxoffice.com
FREE STREET FAIR - Saturday, June 14 - 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Johnson Square (Bull Street / 1 block south of Bay)
* Free Puppet-making Craft Booths
* Puppet stage performances
* Puppets, jugglers, street performances
* Children’s Puppet Parade
* Flea Market
* Safe Kids, NOAA Gray’s Reef & other educational booths, food booths, etc.
Performances, workshops, networking, film screenings, open-mic sessions andexhibitions - all related to the art of puppetry - June 12-15. Members and non-members welcome!
For Festival Workshop information - call 912-355-3366 or www.SoutheastPuppetFestival.org
OUTDOOR SUMMER CAMPS SET
Outside Hilton Head is offering a number of Summer Outdoor and environmental education camps for children. Several programs for ranging from one day to three-day camps are available.
The Discovery Days Camp is for ages 7-10 and is a six-hour program. The camp is offered every Tuesday and Wednesday, mornings from 8:30-11:30am. The program combines an introduction to kayaking, water games, beach walks, marsh meanders, and crabbing. First session begins June 10.
The Eco-Ventures Camp is for ages 10-14 and is conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday, mornings. This program will be an introduction to sea kayaking and is designed to introduce the child to coastal ecology, outdoor skills, and plenty of fun in the sun. First session begins June 10.
A five hour program on Page Island. Page Island is a 30-acre chain of Islands located behind Daufuskie Island. On this 5-hour program teens will enjoy activities such as rope courses, kayaking, tubing, fishing, crabbing, and compass orienteering. Great fun. Offered Wednesday’s and Fridays from 9:30AM – 2:30 PM beginning June 10th Ages 11-17.
Summer Adventure Camping Expedition
Ages 10-16 this 3-day two-night camp will take place on Page Island. The campers will camp in comfortable tents and participate in a fun and educational outdoor experience. Activities will include challenge courses, kayaking, fishing, crabbing, shrimping, camping skills, scavenger hunts, and night sky activities. Two sessions are available: June 23-25 and July 14-16.
Outside Hilton Head has been operating water based outdoor and environmental education programs in the Hilton Head area since 1979. All programs are conducted by certified interpretative naturalists and outdoor educators.
For further information on these or other outdoor programs call outside Hilton Head at 686-6996 or log onto www.OutsideHiltonhead.com.
June Blood Drives
Tuesday, June 3, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sun City – Hidden Cypress Golf Course
672 Cypress Hills Drive
Saturday, June 28, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Torque Athletic Club
102 Buckwalter Parkway, Suite 3EE
Textural Expressions by Jeanie Hooper
The Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA) will present “Textural Expressions”, an exhibit of the artwork of Jeanie Hooper on exhibit through June 28, 2008.
This exciting exhibit features Jeanie Hooper’s collages on canvas and paper. Her works are textural and are very often inspired by nature. Ms. Hooper became interested in botanical images while taking a botany class and still enjoys working with the shapes of pods, grasses, ferns, and flowers in a layered composition of stained papers and paint. Hooper incorporates her handmade papers as well as palm fronds and other collected natural items in her collage work. She stains her own papers and manipulates collected papers in some fashion, often adding her own handmade stamps to add interest.
The gallery is located on Boundary Street in old Bluffton and is open Mon. through Sat. from 10-5. Call 843-757-6586 or visit the SoBA web site at www.sobagalleries.com for more information about the organization and participating artists.
HHI Shore Notes Membership Drive
Hilton Head Shore Notes are having a Membership Drive on June 9 and June 16 at 7:00 p.m., Island Lutheran Church, 4400 Main Street, HHI. Lady barbershoppers sing 4-part, a cappella harmony; prospective members need not read music, which is learned on CD’s or tapes. Call Barbara 705-6852 (www.HiltonheadShoreNotes.com)