Beaufort News

Saturday's news briefs

Councilmen to address Republican Women

Three Beaufort County Council members -- Stu Rodman, Steve Baer and Rick Caporale -- will be the guest speakers at the Republican Women of Southern Beaufort County meeting at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Truffles Cafe in Belfair Village in Bluffton.

Information: Email club president Jocelyn Staigar at

Nielsen to speak to Hilton Head TEA Party

The Hilton Head Island TEA Party will meet at noon April 26 at Aunt Chiladas Easy Street Cafe on Pope Avenue.

Cost is $5 for an all-you-can-eat taco bar. The guest speaker will be Barbara Nielsen, former S.C. superintendent of education.

Details: Contact Richard Geraghty at 843-689-1922.

Parrot rescue organization to bring live birds to Plaza Stadium Theatre

The parrot rescue, rehabilitation and adoption service Cockatoo Capers will be at the Plaza Stadium Theatre in Beaufort today for the premiere of the film "Rio," which features an endangered macaw.

The event begins at 1:30 p.m. and will feature a number of the organization's rescue birds, including macaws and cockatoos, according to a news release.

"Birds are the third most popular pet in the USA with a life span of up to 80 years," the release said. "Unfortunately this also makes them one of the most relinquished and/or surrendered animals to rescues throughout the country. ... This is a wonderful opportunity not only for the adults but for the children to see these big beautiful birds from the movie, live and in person, and to spread the message to adopt before you shop."

State superintendent to speak on Hilton Head

State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais will speak at the Hilton Head Island Rotary Club's student-recognition program at 12:30 p.m. April 28 at the Sea Pines Country Club.

The club will honor students from Hilton Head's public and private high schools and middle schools. Zais will discuss "what's going on in education in South Carolina," according to a news release.

Details: 843-686-4100.