Hunting Island State Park is located just 16 miles east of the historic town of Beaufort and is one of the most popular and beautiful beaches in South Carolina. This 5,000 acre park and it’s 3 miles of natural beach hosts more than a million visitors a year. It’s a place where you can truly find yourself again. It’s a place where humans and nature have always seem to co-exist. Park Hours: Monday-Sunday, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. (extended to 9 p.m. during Daylight Savings Time). Park Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Park Admissions Fee – cost per person: Adults: $5, SC Seniors, $3.25, Children 6-15, $3, Children 5 & Under, Free. huntingisland.com.
Artists learn, teach, share and create at ARTworks. Classes registering for all ages and a compelling variety of media. ARTworks Community Art Center, Theatre & Gallery, 2127 Boundary St. (843) 379-2787 or beaufortcountyarts.com.
The Parris Island Museum is open daily from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Family and Graduation Days. Explore the long, rich legacy of the Marine Corps, as well as the exciting history of the Port Royal region. Admission is free. The public is welcome to visit Parris Island, access may be dependent upon current security needs. A driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance and registration are required. Boulevard de France. (843) 228-3650 or parrisislandmuseum.com.
The Verdier House Museum in Beaufort’s National Historic Landmark District is open for tours, Monday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Guided tours are available by appointment. 801 Bay St. (843) 379-6335 or historicbeaufort.org.
Gullah Heritage Trail Tours depart from the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island, Tuesday-Sunday. Experience the Gullah culture of Hilton Head Island on a two-hour tour of 10 neighborhoods established during the Civil War. Reservations required. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 681-7066 or gullaheritage.com.
Self-Guided Tours of the Hunting Island Lighthouse, South Carolina’s only publicly accessible historic lighthouse dating from the 1870s, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Lighthouse admission is $2. Hunting Island State Park also offers a variety of Barrier Island educational programs for all ages throughout the year, such as “Beach Explorations,” “A Walk in the Woods“ and “Salt Marsh Kayaking.” Call the Nature Center for details and reservations. 2555 Sea Island Pkwy. (843) 838-7437 or southcarolinaparks.com.
Wee Play! Stories, songs, and finger plays. Ages 0-4 and their adult caregiver. 11 – 11:45 a.m. Beaufort District Collection, 2nd floor, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort. Event is free. (843) 255-6435 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.
Heart of the Home: Kitchen Archaeology at Mont Repose Exhibit. A kitchen collapsed and artifacts in situ offer a unique opportunity to explore the domestic duties and lifeways of women and girls on a 19th-century Beaufort District plantation. Curated by Georgia Southern University Public History Graduate Student, Lilith Logan. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. weekdays, except April 22. Beaufort District Collection, 2nd floor, 311 Scott Street. Event is free. Ages 12 – Adults. (843) 255-6468 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.
Beaufort Belles Women’s Chorus, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Sea Island Presbyterian Church choir room, 81 Lady’s Island Dr. New members welcome. (843) 838-2643.
Beaufort Harbormasters, 6:45 p.m., Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Dr. beaufortharbormasters.org.
Mondays & Thursdays:
One on One Computer Help! Need help with computers? Stop by the Beaufort Branch Library on Thursday evenings; a tech expert will be standing by to assist you with all your technology needs! Mondays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. – please call to confirm. Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St. Event is free. (843) 255-645 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.
Frist & Third Mondays:
Parris Island Rod and Gun Club Meeting! We’re a group of Active Duty and Retired military as well as civilians. We’re hunting, shooting, fishing, and outdoors enthusiasts. Meeting Social hour: 1800-1900 (6-7 p.m.) Meeting Business Meeting: 1900–2000+ (7-8 p.m.) Parris Island Club House. pirodandgunclub.org.
Daily tours of Bluffton’s Rose Hill Mansion, a Gothic Revival-style home built circa 1858 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Reservations required. 199 Rose Hill Way. (843) 757-6046 or rosehillmansion.com.
Heart of the Home: Kitchen Archaeology at Mont Repose Exhibit. A kitchen collapsed and artifacts in situ offer a unique opportunity to explore the domestic duties and lifeways of women and girls on a 19th century Beaufort District plantation. Curated by Georgia Southern University Public History Graduate Student, Lilith Logan. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays, except April 22 and May 25. Beaufort District Collection, 2nd floor, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort. beaufortcountylibrary.org.
Wee Play Too! Stories, songs, and finger plays. Ages 0-4 and their adult caregiver. 10 – 10:45 a.m. Beaufort District Collection, 2nd floor, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort. Event is free. (843) 255-6435 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.
The Listeners Book Club! Talk about what you have been reading, listen to books, and share your thoughts. Ages 8-11. 2-3 p.m. Beaufort District Collection, 2nd floor, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort. Event is free. (843) 255-6469 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.
Tech Tuesday Drop-in! Need help with your gadget? Let us help! Lobeco Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Event is free. (843) 255-6483 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.
Classic Car & Truck Club of Beaufort official monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at Lady’s Island Country Club on Lady’s Island. [email protected].
Beaufort Kennel Club meetings, 7-8 p.m. 102 Heronwyck Plantation Dr. (843) 509-1903.
Second Tuesday & Thursday:
Beaufort Writers meeting, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Lady’s Island Airport. (843) 524-9119.
Wednesdays & Second Saturday:
Beaufort Shag Club, 6:30-9 p.m. on Wednesdays and 7-10 p.m. on Second Saturday of the month. Amvets Post 70, 1831 Ribaut Rd. $35 per year and must register for lessons. (843) 812-1825 or beaufortshagclub.com.
Smartphone Drop-in! Bring by your iPhone or Android device. A librarian will assist with any questions you have from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m., Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St. Event is free. (843) 255-6458 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.
Downtown Beaufort Farmers Market, May – October! 2-6 p.m. Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park Pavilion. Join us each week and visit Area Farmers & Growers, Live Entertainment, Prepared Foods made with local ingredients. (843) 525-6644 or downtownbeaufort.com/farmers-market.
Themed Story Time! Weekly themed stories, songs, and occasional crafts. Ages 3-5. 3:30 – 4:15 a.m. Beaufort District Collection, 2nd floor, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort. Event is free. (843) 255-6435 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.
Story Time at the Lobeco Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Enjoy stories, songs and social interaction for children 0-4 years old with their parent or guardian. 11:15 a.m. Price of Event Free. (843) 255-6481 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.
Habersham Marketplace Concert Series Continues Year-Round! Join us on the First Friday of the every month for our First Friday Concert Series sponsored by Butler Chrysler Dodge Jeep and 94.5 The Coast. Enjoy dining in one of the Marketplace’s three restaurants before the live music starts at 6 p.m. There is no admission fee. HabershamMarketplace.com.
Cruise-In at Grayco, 136 Sea Island Pkwy., Lady’s Island. Classic Car & Truck Club! 5 p.m. All Year Long! All Clubs and Visitors welcome.
Lego Fun! Drop in between the time provided and create with Legos and display your creation in the library. Ages 4+. 3-4:30 p.m. Beaufort District Collection, 2nd floor, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort. Event is free. (843) 255-6453 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.
Farmers Market at Habersham Marketplace! 4–7 p.m. The Farmer’s Market complete with local and regional growers, as well as arts, crafts and specialty food vendors. Family friendly and children’s activities will also be offered. Everyone welcome! HabershamMarketplace.com.
Jasper County Farmers Market! 1–6 p.m. 9935 Smart Blvd., Ridgeland. Everyone welcome! (843) 717-3690 or jaspercountysc.org.
Fridays & Saturdays:
Tours of Historic 1846 St. Peter’s Catholic Church and Graveyard. 1-3 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat. 710 Carteret St. Free. (843) 522-9555.
Port Royal Farmers Market! 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Located in Heritage Park on Ribaut Road by the Naval Hospital. South Carolina Produce, Seafood, Beef, Cheese, Honey, Flowers & Live Music. portroyalfarmersmarket.com.
Lunch and Learn Series presented by the Lowcountry Master Gardeners Association, The Gazebo at the Farmer’s Market, Heritage Park, Port Royal. 12:00 noon-1 p.m. Free, just bring a folding chair. lowcountrymga.org/.
Threshold Singers of the Lowcountry practice from 3-4:30 p.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lady’s Island. We are a mixed acapella group that sings at the bedside for those who are ill. We sing songs to comfort and support. There is no charge for our services and we come per request of family and practitioners. If this resonates with you, come join us. New members are always welcome. (843) 476-6073 or [email protected].
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents AN EVENING WITH JOURNEY – ESCAPE! A unique concert experience with a full symphony recreating classic rock albums in a live performance setting. Escape, was Journey’s eighth and most successful album. 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating. Adults $35, Senior/Military $30, Students/Children $15. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
University of South Carolina Beaufort Chamber Music Concerts: Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture, Opus 26, arranged for Piano Four Hands, Violin and Cello. Arvo Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel for Cello and Piano (1978). Saint-Säens: Sonata in d minor for Violin and Piano, Opus 75. Turina: Piano Trio in b minor, Opus 76. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue for Piano Four Hands. Jeewon Park, piano. Andrew Armstrong, piano. Chee-Yun, violin. Edward Arron, cello. 5 p.m. 801 Carteret St. (843) 208-8246 or www.uscb.edu/festivalseries.
April 30 University of South Carolina Beaufort Lunch with Authors Series! Lunch with Author KIM MICHELE RICHARDSON! 12 p.m. Sea Pines Country Club, 30 Governors Rd., Hilton Head Island. Individual Luncheons $45 (all inclusive). Enjoy a delicious lunch and hear featured authors speak on their writings, creative process, research and more! We celebrate New York Times Bestselling authors, as well as up and coming new authors, including a variety of genres and subjects. (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.