• Applications for the 2020 Heritage Classic Foundation Scholar Awards are now available online for all Beaufort and Jasper County High School seniors.

The Heritage Classic Foundation will name 10 new Scholars from the 2020 graduating class. Seniors in all Beaufort and Jasper County high schools are eligible to apply. Each Scholar will have an opportunity to receive a four-year grant, totaling up to $16,000 to $20,000.

Scholarship applications are reviewed on the basis of academic success, SAT/ACT score, community service, an essay written by the student and financial need. An interview is required by all finalists.

Applications are now available online at All applications must be completed by Nov. 15.

The 2020 Scholars will be recognized at the 52nd annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing to be held at Harbour Town Golf Links, April 13-19, 2020.

• GFWC Woman's League of the Lowcountry will meet at 3 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Fellowship Hall at Lowcountry Presbyterian Church, 10 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton.

Guest speaker is Sandy Milliken, director of Sun City Hilton Head's Staying Connected organization, who will share the many services and volunteer opportunities provided by this assistance program.

The meeting is free and membership is open to all women of the Lowcountry.

The club is part of the international General Federation of Women's Clubs founded in 1890 and is a service organization that reaches out to serve nonprofits in the surrounding counties through a variety of projects and fundraisers.

For more information, contact Sharon Quinter at

• The Center for Heirs' Property Preservation will conduct a free Wills Clinic from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at St. Stephen A.M.E. Church, 710 Main St., Hardeeville.

Appointments must be made in advance to get a free, simple will drafted. Call Sharon Piggs at 843-745-7055 to reserve a time.

Even if you own heirs' property, you can still pass down your percentage of ownership to loved ones through a simple will.

The Center welcomes the pro-bono assistance of local attorneys to conduct these Wills Clinics. We provide the simple will templates and have a law student assist you. Those interested in serving may call Piggs at the above number.

America's Boating Club of Hilton Head will offer the safe boating course America's Boating Course from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Hilton Head Island Senior Center, 70 Shelter Cove Lane.

The class is appropriate for anyone new to boating, those who have never taken a boating course, or those who simply need a refresher course about boating and safety.

Participants will learn the basics of recreational boating; upon completion of the course participants will receive the South Carolina Boating Educational Certificate from the DNR.

Cost is $75 per person and includes book, navigation tools and lunch. For more information contact Peter Dion at or call 631-456-9134.

• Registration for the 12th annual Hampton Lake Tiger Bass 5K and 10K races and fun walk will close at 11:59 p.m. Oct. 19.

The event will be held Oct. 26, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Hampton Lake community.

For more information and to register, visit

Friends of the Bluffton Library will hold its annual book sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 26, at the Bluffton Branch Library, 120 Palmetto Way in Bluffton Village.

The sale will offer savings on fiction and non-fiction, including 2019 releases and children's books.

All items will be reduced in price, including CDs and DVDs, recent releases, and coffee table books.

• A casting call is open for a pool of 100 Background Extras needed for an upcoming feature film to be shot in Beaufort and Bluffton. Extras must be available Nov. 10-23.

The call is open to adults ages 18 and over, male and female, of all ethnic groups. If interested, send email Megan Wilson at

World Affairs Council of Hilton Head will present Monica Araya, founder and director of Costa Rica Limpia, at 10 a.m. Nov. 1 at First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head Island. Non-members are welcome.

Araya will outline the hard choices Costa Rica is making in its national plan to shift the country toward renewable energy and zero-emissions electric mobility. Costa Rica Limpia is a non-governmental organization dedicated to clean energy and transportation.

World Affairs Council of Hilton Head is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan organization that takes no political positions. Its mission is to keep members abreast of developments in international affairs, including U.S. national interests, through educational programming.

For information call 843-384-6758 or visit

Maye River Quilters will meet Nov. 2 at Palmetto Electric Cooperative, 1 Cooperative Way in Hardeeville.

Block-of-the-Month members will meet at 9 a.m.

The social will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the meeting at 10 a.m.

For more information, call 843-707-6034.

Mitchelville Preservation Project will host five speakers at its annual forum, to be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at the University of South Carolina Beaufort, Hilton Head Island Campus, 1 Sand Shark Drive.

This year's theme, "Access: Who Has It?" will examine access to quality education, issues associated with health care, and the growing political power of women, 100 years after gaining the right to vote in 1920.

Speakers are Lee A. Gill, chief diversity office at Clemson University; S.C. state Sen. Katrina F. Shealy; Dr. Frank J. Rodriguez, superintendent of Beaufort County School District; Dr. Raymond Cox, executive medical director of Volunteers in Medicine, Hilton head Island; and Janice Malafronte, owner of Open to Care.

Registration is $30 for the general public and $20 for teacher; both registration options include lunch.

Register at For more information, call 843-255-7301.

• Bluffton American Legion, Post 205 and the Town of Bluffton will host the annual Veterans' Day Parade Nov. 11, with a step-off time of 10 a.m.

The Grand Marshal is WWII Veteran Al Jennings.

All groups, organizations or individuals wishing to participate in the parade are requested to fill out an application.

All musical groups, bands, school organizations, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, veteran groups and local businesses are encouraged to become a part of the parade.

There is no fee required. For application and more information, contact Mike Miranda at or P.O. Box 2376.

• The next Lowcountry Ladies Luncheon will be held Nov. 15 at Venue 1223, 1223 May River Road in Bluffton.

The event is intended to help support local women owned businesses and to help women network in effort to grow personally and professionally. The event also will offer a vendor boutique.

Lunch will be served at noon with ample time for networking and meeting new friends. Local women business owners will have vendor displays and guests will have time for shopping before and after lunch. Attendees are encouraged to bring business cards for networking and prize drawings.

Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased at by searching Lowcountry Ladies Bluffton.

Interested vendors, including nonprofits, must contact Laurie Brown at for preapproval. Vendor display tickets are $45 and include lunch with limited availability.

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