Crime forum moved to church
A forum hosted by the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office to discuss crime in the Forest Beach area has been moved to First Baptist Church, 100 South Forest Beach Drive, to accommodate more people.
The meeting, originally planned for the sheriff's station on Hilton Head Island, is still scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today.
Sheriff's personnel will present the latest crime statistics for the island and the Forest Beach area, as well as numbers from recent years.
Councilman Bill Harkins, chairman of the town's Public Safety Committee, said there has been no dramatic increase in crime in the area, but town officials are concerned about the steady number of burglaries and robberies there.
"We want to get a better feel for the issue as they see it," Harkins said.
Daffodils are ready for the picking
Daffodil fields will be open to the public at 11 a.m. Saturday on Cane Island in Beaufort.
The cost is $10 per person -- free for children under 12 -- for all you can pick. Proceeds will go to Beaufort Academy, Friends of Caroline Hospice, New Play Festival of the Lowcountry, the Beaufort County Open Land Trust and Riverview Charter School.
Hot dogs and soft drinks will be sold and live music offered.
The event is organized by Clark and Evy Trask and D.J. and Mary Henry. The Cane Island farm, owned by the Trask family, is off of S.C. 802 on Islands Causeway, near the McTeer Bridge.
Daffodils also are available for public picking in the Bluffton area at Three Sisters Farm, off Pinckney Colony Road near U.S. 278. Details: Go to 3sistersorganicfarm.com.
Bike path repairs to begin on island
Repairs are scheduled to begin Monday on some Hilton Head Island bike paths.
Small parts of the paths along South Forest Beach Drive, Point Comfort Road, Marshland Road, Mitchelville Road, Baygall Road and Fish Haul Road will be affected, according to a town news release.
Path users should be careful near the work zones and expect temporary closures. The work will take about 30 days to complete, the release said.
Information: Call Alice Derian of the town's facilities management department at 843-342-4581.
American Red Cross seeks volunteers
The American Red Cross' Palmetto Service Center in Bluffton needs volunteers trained to respond to disasters.
New-volunteer orientations are scheduled for March 10 and 22 and April 7 and 19. Classes will be at 6 p.m. at the Red Cross office at 59 Sheridan Park Circle.
Details: Call 843-757-7437.