Beaufort News

Sunday's news briefs

Poker ride to benefit breast-cancer awareness

A motorcycle poker ride fundraiser to benefit breast-cancer awareness will begin Saturday at the Old Oyster Factory at 101 Marshland Road on Hilton Head Island.

Registration will be at 11 a.m. and costs $20. The event will include food, prize drawings and live entertainment.

The bikers will return to the restaurant after 2 p.m. Food and beverage will be available for purchase.

Details: 843-681-6040.

Fundraiser set for garden at special-needs building

ABLE, the Lowcountry Disabilities Foundation Inc., is raising money to build a courtyard garden for a new Beaufort County Disabilities and Special Needs building in Burton.

Funds to landscape the courtyard were not included in the department's budget, so the nonprofit group hopes to raise $25,000 by selling bricks in honor of a person or organization. The garden, which will include a fountain, bird feeders, benches and native plants, is intended to provide peaceful outdoor space, according to an ABLE news release.

Details: Mitzi Wagner at 843-255-6290.

Fundraiser to pick the 'Queen of the Commons'

The Old Commons Neighborhood Association's Concert in the Commons III fundraiser will be from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Prince and Scott streets in Beaufort.

The event features a fish fry from noon to 6 p.m. and live music from 6 to 9 p.m. The "Queen of the Commons" pageant will be during the concert's intermission. Audience members will be invited to dress the part of a queen -- costumes available on site -- and compete to reign over the festivities.

Tickets to the concert are $5. Tickets for the fish fry are $9.

Details: 843-597-5600.

County councilman to meet with constituents

Herbert Glaze, who represents the Burton area on Beaufort County Council, will meet with constituents at 6 p.m. today to discuss the transfer of development rights program to prevent encroachment near Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.

The meeting will be at the Burton Wells Sporting Complex, and a quorum of council might be present.