eNews for January 26, 2017


Top News
Nature Trail Reopening Ceremony
Bull Hill Upgrades Installed Next Week
Tennis Court Maintenance
February SunSations Delivery
March Event Ticket Sales
Tickets Still Available - Showstoppers 2017: Savannah Theatre Presents Variety!
Tickets Available Now – Castlebay
Scam Lecture with FBI Agent George Graves
Check Out the New Lifestyles eNewsletter
Boat and RV Lot Open


Board of Directors/Board Appointed Committees
Contact Your Board of Directors

Executive Office

Common Area Maintenance
Dog Park Maintenance

Communication
February SunSations Delivery
City Beat Special Edition

This Week On Healthy Living
This Week On Better Health, Better Life
SCTV News for January 30-February 5


Community Standards
Modification Application Appointments

Facilities Management
Tennis Court Maintenance

Golf
Handicap Reports Available Online
2017 Golf Memberships Available
Renew Your Handicap For 2017
January Golf Clinic Calendar
Golf Course Policy Reminder
Hole-In-One-Reports


Health and Wellness
Conscious Aging Workshop
Diabetes Winter Seminars


IT Services
Get Computer Assistance at Webhelp

Clubs and Groups
Correction: Silver Striders Event
Tickets Available for SCCT’s Wait Until Dark
Duplicate Bridge Club Hosts Free CPR Course
Ticket Sales for Synchronettes Show Magical Mermaids
Sun City ROMEO February Speakers
Double Vision Art Show and Sale
Beginning Bridge Lessons
First Saturday Sale
Free Intro To Tennis Clinic
Billiard Room Maintenance
Indoor Railroad Remodel 

Food and Beverage
Live Music at Sun City Restaurants


Top News

Nature Trail Reopening Ceremony Friday

All residents are invited to a ceremony celebrating the reopening of the Nature Trail at 9 a.m. Friday, January 27 at the entrance of the Nature Trail off Col. T. Heyward Drive.
 
The Nature Trail has been closed since October as a result of extensive damage from Hurricane Matthew, and the Community Association thanks you for your patience during the months-long repair process. As you resume your regular walks along the trail, please keep in mind that it was a victim of nature’s fury, and the wetlands may not look the same as you remember them.
 
The Board of Directors and Community Association staff looks forward to seeing you at the ceremony on January 27. The first 200 attendees will receive a small giveaway to commemorate the reopening of one of Sun City’s most beloved amenities.  
The Red Shirts will be directing traffic at the ceremony. Please follow their instructions for parking.  

   
Bull Hill Upgrades Installed Next Week 

The Bull Hill Gate off of Hwy. 170 is one of the busiest gates in the community. To help manage the flow of inbound and outbound traffic, the following changes will be made the week of January 30.    
 
-The inbound barcode reader will be moved further from the inbound gate arm.
-New faster gate arm controllers will be installed for both the inbound and outbound gates.
-New in-road sensors will be installed for better management of outbound traffic.
-New red and green lights will be installed on the gate arms and in front of each gate to help residents visually know when to stop or proceed.
 
The inbound lane at the Bull Hill Gate will be in the open position for several hours on Monday, January 30. Security staff will be present to monitor resident access during this time.
 
On Tuesday, January 31, the outbound lane of the Bull Hill Gate will be placed in the open position for several hours. During the evening of Tuesday, January 31, the outbound lane will be completely closed for the installation of the in-road sensors. The outbound closure will be from 7 p.m. to midnight.
 
Your patience is appreciated as the work is done. It is recommended that you use an alternate gate if possible for the safety of the working crews.

 
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Tennis Court Maintenance 
Tennis courts 13 and 14 will be closed Friday, January 27 and Monday, January 30 as Facilities Maintenance installs a new tennis shade awning. Please use caution when in the area.  
 
February SunSations Delivery
Watch your lower box on Tuesday, January 31 for the latest issue of SunSations. The February issue is about winter living in Sun City. You’ll learn information about the 2017 budget as well as new changes from the Communication Department. Also look for feature stories on the exciting upcoming show from Hotel California and the Synchronettes, plus tips on how to stay upbeat in the winter and to stay heart healthy. Don’t miss all the news from the Community Association and events in the Happenings pages. The newest issue will be available to read online at this website Friday, January 27. Simply log in with your member ID and password and click the SunSations logo to start reading.  We hope you enjoy the newest issue of SunSations!

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March Event Ticket Sales

Tickets for all March events, including Hotel California, go on sale at 8 a.m. Wednesday, February 1. Click here to buy event tickets online or purchase tickets at the Lifestyle Services desk in Pinckney Hall. Member charges are now accepted for ticket purchases at Lifestyle Services!


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Tickets Still Available - Showstoppers 2017: Savannah Theatre Presents Variety!

7:30 p.m. Monday, February 6 and 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 7 at Magnolia Hall
The full cast and band from the Savannah Theatre return to provide two hours of fast-paced entertainment. Every style of music will be featured including pop, jazz, country, Broadway, classical and lots of rock ‘n’ roll. The show also includes a comedic tribute to Valentine’s Day. Tickets are $28 with a purchase limit of four per household.
Click here to buy tickets online or purchase them at the Lifestyle Services desk. Member charges now accepted for ticket purchases at Lifestyle Services!


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Tickets Available Now - Castlebay

7 p.m. Tuesday, February 7 and 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 8 at Pinckney Hall
Castlebay has been musically weaving the heritage of New England and the Celtic lands for years. Don’t miss this mix of ballads and dance tunes played on the Celtic harp, guitar, fiddle and tin whistle. Tickets are $10.
Click here to buy tickets online or purchase them at Lifestyle Services. Member charges now accepted for ticket purchases at Lifestyle Services!     

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Scam Lecture with FBI Agent George Graves
3 p.m. Wednesday, February 8 at the Lakehouse
Sponsored by Securitas and the Community Association. FBI Agent George Graves comes to Sun City to share valuable information to help protect yourself against phone and Internet scams and other fraudulent activity. During his 21 years with the FBI, Agent Graves spent many years investigating white collar crimes, including public corruption, bank fraud, mortgage fraud, securities fraud, health care fraud and civil rights. Free event.    


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Check Out the New Lifestyles eNewsletter
The Lifestyles eNewsletter is getting a new look for 2017! The updated newsletter includes more news for your lifestyle, an event spotlight, travel information and more. Plus, we’re making it easier to buy tickets to upcoming shows with just a click of a button.
 
Sign up now to receive the Lifestyles eNewsletter before the next edition comes out on Tuesday, January 31. You must receive eNews Weekly in order to get the Lifestyle eNewsletter. Opt-in to eNews Weekly by logging in to this website and clicking the “Opt-in” link. Follow the prompts. If you’re already an eNews Weekly subscriber, scroll to the bottom of this email, click “Update Profile,” and check the Lifestyles eNewsletter box.
       

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Boat and RV Lot Open
The RV bridge in the Boat and RV Lot has been repaired, and the lot has been reopened. Thank you for your patience during this project.
 

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Board Of Directors/Board Appointed Committees

Contact Your Board of Directors

The Board of Directors sets the policy and strategic direction for the community. Board members can be reached by emailing board@schhca.com. Individual contact information is listed in SunSations


Executive Office

Find Your Community Association Offices
Lifestyle Services (event planning and room reservations) is located in Pinckney Hall. Most other Community Association offices, including Resident Services and Community Standards, are located in Palmetto Commons. Facilities and Common Area Maintenance offices are located in the Okatie Maintenance Yard on Hwy. 170. 
 

Common Area Maintenance

The Dog Park is closed from noon–2 p.m. Mondays so The Greenery can perform landscaping maintenance. Please do not use the Dog Park during these hours.
 
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Communication

February SunSations Delivery

Watch your lower box on Tuesday, January 31 for the latest issue of SunSations. The February issue is about winter living in Sun City. You’ll learn information about the 2017 budget as well as new changes from the Communication Department. Also look for feature stories on the exciting upcoming show from Hotel California and the Synchronettes, plus tips on how to stay upbeat in the winter and to stay heart healthy. Don’t miss all the news from the Community Association and events in the Happenings pages. The newest issue will be available to read online at this website Friday, January 27. Simply log in with your member ID and password and click the SunSations logo to start reading.  We hope you enjoy the newest issue of SunSations!

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City Beat Special Edition
Tune in to a special edition of City Beat on Sun City TV and online at this website. Watch footage highlights and learn a bit of history about one of Sun City TV’s most popular shows. The special show will air at noon and 8 p.m. every day through February 28 on SCTV. Watch SCTV on Hargray channel 238, Time Warner channel 5, or online at this website.

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This Week On Healthy Living
Get to know Coastal Carolina Hospital’s medical experts, doctors and surgeons in Sun City TV’s Healthy Living program, with your host Debi Lynes. This week, Dr. Ardra Davis, an OBGYN, discusses gynecology. Healthy Living airs every day at 9 a.m. on Hargray channel 238, Time Warner channel 5, and on this website.

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This Week on Better Health, Better Life

Find out how you can live healthier and better from Lowcountry experts by simply tuning into Sun City TV. Join WHHI’s Keri Dylan for Better Health, Better Life, a wellness show exclusively for Sun City residents. Every week, Keri is joined by a panel of doctors, physical therapists and healthcare experts discussing the latest trends in their fields.
 
This week, Dr. Kurt Gambla with Beaufort Memorial Hospital discusses BMH's first Chief Medical Officer and Dr. Trey Bishop and Scott Schultz with Bishop Eye Associates discusses cataract surgery lens implants. New episodes air every Friday at 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.; check eNews weekly for a schedule. Tune into Sun City TV on Hargray channel 238, Time Warner channel 5 or watch a live stream by logging into this website and clicking on “Sun City TV.”

 

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SCTV News for January 30-February 5
This week’s show features the reopening of the Nature Trail and the upcoming Double Vision Show. You don’t want to miss this week’s show! Sun City News airs every day at 7 a.m., 10 a.m., 7 p.m., and 10 p.m. on Hargray channel 238, Time Warner channel 5, or streaming on this website.

 

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Community Standards

Are you planning an outdoor project at your home? Be sure to make an appointment with the Community Standards Department to submit your modification application. To schedule an appointment, call (843) 705-4000. Modification applications are available at Palmetto Commons or on this website.  

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Facilities Management

Tennis Court Maintenance
Tennis courts 13 and 14 will be closed Friday, January 27 and Monday, January 30 as Facilities Maintenance installs a new tennis shade awning. Please use caution when in the area.  

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Golf

Handicap Reports Available Online
The handicap index reports are now available to view on the Golf page at this website. The handicap index reports will be available on Fridays the week of the first and 15th of each month. Please note that the Golf staff will no longer post the handicap reports to the GHIN site.

2017 Golf Memberships Available
Residents may purchase golf memberships for 2017 by logging in to this website and clicking the “Golf Rates and Packages” link for a purchasing form. Memberships can be purchased at golf pro shops and at Resident Services in the Palmetto Commons lobby. Any questions regarding golf membership plans may be directed to any golf pro shop, or to Matt Edlin at (843) 705-4059 or Matt.Edlin@schhca.com

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Renew Your Handicap for 2017
GHIN handicap members must renew their handicap for 2017 at the Okatie Creek Golf Shop before February 28. The cost is $22. If you are out of town during this time, call (843) 705-4653 to renew your GHIN number.      

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January Golf Clinic Calendar

Perfect your putt or smooth out your swing with golf clinics at Sun City's courses. Click here for the January 2017 schedule. Clinics are $10 each, and you can sign up at the course in which the clinic you wish to attend is held. Clinics are open to players of all skill levels.

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Golf Course Policy Reminder
Please help keep our golf courses in the best playable condition for the next person! On all courses, please remember to repair all ball marks, fill divots, and do not throw litter or cigarette butts on the golf courses or tee marker bins. 

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Hole-In-One Reports
Derek Burn had a hole-in-one January 20 at Hidden Cypress Golf Course on hole 2 for 141 yards. He used an 8 iron. This event was witnessed by John Schlectic, Bob Lee and Don Feldkamp.  

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Health and Wellness

Conscious Aging Workshop
2–4 p.m. Mondays, February 13, 20, 27; March 6, 13, 20 at Riverbend
We spend our whole life trying to figure life out. Even during retirement, we continue to experience spiritual, emotional and psychological growth. Conscious Aging participants explore, develop and discover what it means to bring awareness to our own aging process. Session topics include: self-compassion, forgiveness, life review, transformative practices, death, surrender and creating a new vision of aging. Cost is $130 for the six-week program. Register and prepay at the Lakehouse.


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Diabetes Winer Seminars

1–3 p.m. Fridays, January 27 and February 3 in the Lakehouse Ballroom
Free Diabetes Self Management workshop for Medicare beneficiaries. Questions? Please call 1-800-922-3089 Ext.7585. 

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IT Services

Get Your Computer Assistance at Webhelp
If you need help navigating this website, live assistance is available during Webhelp from 9 a.m.–noon every Friday in the Pinckney Hall lobby.
 

Lifestyle Services

March Event Ticket Sales
Tickets for all March events, including Hotel California, go on sale at 8 a.m. Wednesday, February 1. Click here to buy event tickets online or purchase tickets at the Lifestyle Services desk in Pinckney Hall. Member charges are now accepted for ticket purchases at Lifestyle Services!  

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Check Out the New Lifestyles eNewsletter 
The Lifestyles eNewsletter is getting a new look for 2017! The updated newsletter includes more news for your lifestyle, an event spotlight, travel information and more. Plus, we’re making it easier to buy tickets to upcoming shows with just a click of a button.
 
Sign up now to receive the Lifestyles eNewsletter before the next edition comes out on Tuesday, January 31. You must receive eNews Weekly in order to get the Lifestyle eNewsletter. Opt-in to eNews Weekly by logging in to this website and clicking the “Opt-in” link. Follow the prompts. If you’re already an eNews Weekly subscriber, scroll to the bottom of this email, click “Update Profile,” and check the Lifestyles eNewsletter box.
 


Rent Pinckney Perk for Private Events

Anyone hosting an event in Pinckney Hall can now rent the coffee bar and a barista. Rental fee is $75 for two hours and $25 for each additional hour. Coffee costs $2 per cup and Irish coffee is $3 per cup. This will be the hit of your party or meeting! Call (843) 705-4015 to reserve Pinckney Perk today!


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Tickets Still Available - Showstoppers 2017: Savannah Theatre Presents Variety!

7:30 p.m. Monday, February 6 and 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 7 at Magnolia Hall
The full cast and band from the Savannah Theatre return to provide two hours of fast-paced entertainment. Every style of music will be featured including pop, jazz, country, Broadway, classical and lots of rock ‘n’ roll. The show also includes a comedic tribute to Valentine’s Day. Tickets are $28 with a purchase limit of four per household.
Click here to buy tickets online or purchase them at the Lifestyle Services desk. Member charges now accepted for ticket purchases at Lifestyle Services!


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Tickets Available Now - Castlebay

7 p.m. Tuesday, February 7 and 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 8 at Pinckney Hall
Castlebay has been musically weaving the heritage of New England and the Celtic lands for years. Don’t miss this mix of ballads and dance tunes played on the Celtic harp, guitar, fiddle and tin whistle. Tickets are $10.
Click here to buy tickets online or purchase them at Lifestyle Services. Member charges now accepted for ticket purchases at Lifestyle Services!

 

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Wii Bowling

7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 2 at Pinckney Hall (6 p.m. game is sold out)
Join friends and meet new people playing a round of virtual bowling. Prizes awarded! Tickets are $5 at Lifestyle Services with a maximum of eight tickets per household.
Click here to buy tickets online or purchase them at Lifestyle Services. Member charges now accepted for ticket purchases at Lifestyle Services! Sign up in advance to reserve a spot. Complimentary soda or water and snack included. Walk-ins welcome, space permitting. 

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Meet the Author - Judy Fogarty

7 p.m. Thursday, February 9 at Pinckney Hall
Don’t miss the new and improved Meet the Author series for 2017! Judy Fogarty lives, writes, reads and runs on the historic Isle of Hope in her native Savannah, Georgia. Join her as she discusses her book Breaking and Holding. Pinckney Perk will be selling fresh Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and snacks. Walk-ins welcome. Free event.


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Movies at Magnolia Hall

Tickets, $3, go on sale an hour prior to each showing unless otherwise noted. Matinee Movies are closed captioned for the hearing impaired.  
 
Florence Foster Jenkins: 7 p.m. Monday, January 30 and 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 31 (closed captioned for the hearing impaired) at Magnolia Hall. A New York heiress dreams of being an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice. Rated PG-13 for brief suggestive material. Stars Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg. 111 minutes.
 
The Gift: 7 p.m. Monday, February 13 and 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 21 (closed captioned for the hearing impaired) at Magnolia Hall. A married couple’s lives are turned upside down when an acquaintance from the husband’s past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years. Rated R for language (thriller, mystery). Stars Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton. 108 minutes.
 
Southside With You: 7 p.m. Monday, February 27 and 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 28 (closed captioned for the hearing impaired) at Magnolia Hall. Inspired by Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s first date, this movie recounts the eventful summer day in 1989 when a young law firm associate tried to woo a lawyer during a day-long date. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, smoking, a violent image and drug reference (biography, drama, history, romance). Stars Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter. 84 minutes. 


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Clubs and Groups

The Silver Striders event on February 8 that was previously listed in the January 25 Clubs and Groups eNewsletter is not open to all residents. This event is for members only.

 

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Tickets Available for SCCT's Wait Until Dark
The Sun City Community Theatre's inaugural production of 2017 is Frederick Knott's thriller Wait Until Dark. This electrifying drama is co-directed by William McDougall and Mary Alice Mangan and produced by Dominick Wasielewski. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. January 26-28 and at 2:30 p.m. January 29 in Magnolia Hall. Tickets are $23 and can be purchased at the Magnolia Hall box office on weekday mornings and 90 minutes prior to performances, or by phone at (843) 645-2700.

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The Okatie Creek Duplicate Bridge Club is sponsoring a free friends and family CPR course to teach the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, adult and child AED use, and relief of choking in an adult, child or infant. The course will be at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, January 28 at the Yemassee Crafts Center Card Room. Open to all Sun City residents. Family and Friends CPR is ideal for people who want to learn CPR, but do not need a course completion card. Contact Gail Havens to register for the course at gailhavens@hargray.com for more information.

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The Synchronettes will present their annual swim show at 3 p.m. Friday, February 24, 11 a.m. Saturday, February 25 and 3 p.m. Sunday, February 26 at Purrysburg indoor pool. This year's show, entitled Magical Mermaids, will feature 37 members performing water ballet while the audience gasps at the wonders a few magic wands can produce! Tickets go on sale 9–11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays January 30 through February 20 at Magnolia Hall. Contact Susan VandenBussche at smvan1111@gmail.com for more information.
 
Sun City ROMEO meets at 7:30 a.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Clubhouse at Okatie Creek. No membership dues. On February 1, the guest speaker will be urologist Dr. Eric Gwynn. On February 15, the speaker will be Beaufort County Sheriff P.J. Tanner, who will give an update on Beaufort County law enforcement.  All residents are invited. For more information, contact Phil Wizwer, philwiz@aol.com.

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Sun City residents will have an opportunity to see double at the All About Art Club and Photography Club's popular show, Double Vision Collaboration V, at Pinckney Hall. The three-day event brings together two of Sun City's largest art clubs for a free exhibit and sale of fine art and photography. The opening reception will start at 5 p.m. February 2. The exhibit will be open from 9 a.m.–9 p.m. February 3-4 and from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. February 5 in Pinckney Hall. Click here to read more about the event. 

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The Okatie Creek Duplicate Bridge Club is hosting its beginning bridge lessons again at 1 p.m. Saturdays beginning February 4 through April 1 at the Yemassee Crafts Center Card Room. Basic bidding concepts, competitive bidding, bidding and responding with game-forcing hands, defensive strategies and carding will all be a part of the lessons. See a course syllabus and more information at bridgewebs.com/okatiecreek. Advance signup not required. Lessons are $5 per session. Call Ed Bailey at (770) 490-8338 for more information.

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Stop by the All About Art Club room at Yemassee Crafts Center for the All About Art Club and Ceramic Club First Saturday Sale from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday, February 4. Sales are by check only. 

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The Sun City Tennis Association is sponsoring a free introduction to tennis clinic from 12:30–2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 11 on the Sun City tennis courts north of Hwy. 278. This clinic, conducted by professional instructors, is designed for those who are new to tennis. A maximum of 16 participants is allowed. Racquets will be provided, if needed. Court shoes are required. Snacks and water will be provided. Click here to register for the clinic. For more information, contact PJ Mahoney at (804) 502-6579 or tennispjm@gmail.com. In case of rain, the clinic will be held on Monday, February 13 at the north courts.

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The Billiard Room at the Yemassee Crafts Center will be temporarily closed Friday, February 3 as preventative maintenance is conducted in the room. The room will reopen by Saturday, February 4.

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The Model Railroaders SIG is closing its current HO gauge indoor model railroad layout on February 10 to make way for an all-new HO gauge layout. They will continue operating and enhancing the new outdoor garden railroad.

Food and Beverage

Check out the live entertainment lineup for Okatie Creek Clubhouse:
Cheryl Christine: 7–10 p.m. Saturdays, February 4 and 18
Chris Paul: 7–10 p.m. Tuesdays, February 7 and 21


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