info@islandpacket.comNovember 2, 2012 

RBC Heritage volunteers wanted

Applications are being accepted for volunteers for this year's RBC Heritage presented by Boeing, which will take place April 15-21. On average 200 to 300 new volunteers will be needed. A volunteer recruiting event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 14 and from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 15 at Pinckney Hall in Sun City Hilton Head. Returning volunteers also can sign up on those days. Registration fees for new and returning volunteers is $100 and due by Jan. 15. The fee includes access to the tournament for the week, a hat, shirt, windbreaker and a meal ticket good at any concession stand for each day worked. Volunteers can also purchase up to 4 tournament ground passes during uniform pickup for half price Representatives will be on hand to explain the responsibilities required of event volunteers. The Heritage Classic Foundation contributes on average $1.5 million to local and regional charities each year.

Retired Vietnam veteran to speak to community

In honor of Veteran's Day, First Presbyterian Church Hilton Head Island will host "Giving What it Takes" by retired Marine and Vietnam veteran Clebe McClary 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7.

McClary, a native of the Lowcountry, has received Silver and Bronze stars, three Purple Hearts, the Audie Murphy Award, the American Legion Award and the Order of the Palmetto, the highest honor a South Carolina citizen can receive.

He now is an inspirational speaker who has given more than 7,500 presentations. The event is free and open to the public.

Details: 843-681-3696,

Community to gather for Thanksgiving dinner

The 14th annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 22 at Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks. The event is sponsored by St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church and Hudson's.

The free community dinner is served family style and includes turkey, dressing and all the trimmings. The public is welcome and donations are accepted and will benefit Deep Well.

Details or to volunteer: 843-505-1370,

Orthopedic surgeons to speak about joint pain

Beaufort Memorial Hospital will present "Back in Action: Solving Hip and Knee Pain" with Drs. Edward Blocker and Kevin Jones from 8 to 9 a.m. Nov. 8 at the Quality Inn at Town Center in Beaufort. The free lecture is open to the public. A continental breakfast will be served.

The two orthopedic surgeons will discuss common causes of joint pain, how early diagnosis can solve pain issues, effective non-surgical treatments for joint pain, and the latest innovative, minimally invasive surgical procedures.

Details: 843-522-5585, 888-522-5585

Coastal Carolina to host annual Diabetes University

Coastal Carolina Hospital will host its Diabetes University from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 10, at the hospital, 1000 Medical Center Drive. The program is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. The program is designed to help persons with diabetes or those who have been diagnosed as being pre-diabetic learn how to better manage their condition. Topics include: Insurance coverage and resources for supplies, using physical activity to manage diabetes and understanding how your diet affects your blood sugar level. There will be a vendor fair, and lunch will be provided. The registration deadline is Nov. 5.

Details: 1-877-582-2737

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