Beaufort's Calendar
of Events for April, 2015

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Featured Calendar Events



OnGoing:
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.

OnGoing:
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.

OnGoing:
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.

OnGoing:
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.

OnGoing:
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.

OnGoing:
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.

Mondays:
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.

Mondays:
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.

Mondays:
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.

Mondays:
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.

Monday-Friday:
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.

Monday-Friday:
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.

Tuesdays:
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.

Tuesdays:
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.

Tuesdays:
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.

Tuesdays:
Classic Car & Truck Club of Beaufort official monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at Lady’s Island Country Club on Lady’s Island. info@classicsofbeaufort.org.

First Tuesdays:
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 & Saturdays:
Beaufort Shag Club, 6:30-9 p.m. on Wednesdays and 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays. Amvets Post 70, 1831 Ribaut Rd. $25 and must register for lessons. (843) 812-3486 or beaufortshagclub.com.

Wednesdays:
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.

Wednesdays:
Downtown Beaufort Farmers Market, May – September! 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.

Thursdays:
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.

Thursdays:
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.

First Fridays:
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.

First Fridays:
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.

Fridays:
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.

Fridays:
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.

Fridays:
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.

Saturdays:
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.

Saturdays:
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/.

Sundays:
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 lowcountry@thresholdchoir.org.

April 1:
Lobeco-area writer’s group. Novice and experience writers are welcome to share their creative process and workshop their work. Wednesday, April 1 at 1:30 p.m. Lobeco Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Event is free. (843) 255-6483 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.

April 3:
Dress Up Movie Day! Come enjoy a movie and dress up as your favorite Disney character. Ages 2-9. 1 – 3:00 p.m. Beaufort District Collection, 2nd floor, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort. Event is free. (843) 255-6469 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.

April 6:
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.

April 11 & 12:
Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort will host nearly 100,000 of its closest friends and neighbors at the Beaufort Air Show. There is no cost to the general public to attend the show. The show will showcase Naval aviation at its best with a demonstration by the United States Naval Flight Demonstration Team, the Blue Angels! Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, 585 Drayton St. (800) 514-3849 or beaufortairshow.com.

April 13:
Spring Fling Fun; Ninja Turtle Pizza Party! Come dressed in your best ninja gear; enjoy some pizza, fun, and games! Sign up required. Ages 3-9. Friday, April 17, 2015 at 1-2 p.m. Beaufort District Collection, 2nd floor, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort. Event is free. (843) 255-6435 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.

April 13:
Movie Monday. Enjoy a day off from school watching a movie at the Library at 2 and 4 p.m. Lobeco Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Price of Event: Free. (843) 255-6481 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.

April 13:
Poison Pen Mystery Book Club! Enjoy a discussion of mysteries over refreshments. For April, we’re reading The Coroner’s Lunch by Colin Cotterill. 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St. Event is free. (843) 255-6458 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.

April 13-19:
Don’t miss the 47th annual RBC Heritage presented by Boeing, South Carolina’s only PGA TOUR event, hosted at The Sea Pines Resort’s famed Harbour Town Golf Links. The historic event takes place during the week following the Masters and continues the longstanding tradition of being one of golf’s most notable tournaments. This tournament is considered a favorite among TOUR players, many of whom enjoy staying with their families at The Sea Pines Resort, and is one of the few events that enables fans to get up-close and personal with the players. Make plans now to “Get Your Plaid On!” American professional golfer, Matt Kuchar was the 2014 Heritage tournament winner. To learn more about the RBC Heritage and available ticket packages, please call (843) 671-2448 or visit rbcheritage.com.

April 16:
Mystery Night at the Lobeco Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Come and enjoy an afternoon of clue searching and mystery madness. Learn new and incredible things during this event. Price of Event: Free. 4-5 p.m. (843) 255-6481 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.

April 16:
Credit Clinic 101! Obtain a free copy of your credit report and talk to a credit counselor in person! Thursday, April 16 at 4 p.m. Lobeco Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Event is free. (843) 255-6479 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.

April 16:
Beaufort Book Club! We will be discussing The Good Lord Bird by James McBride. 5:30-7 p.m. Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St. Event is free. (843 )255-6458 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.

April 16:
Whoooo Knows How to $ave? Making owl banks while discussing different ways to save money and penny pinch. Open to children ages 6-12 and must be accompanied by a parent/guardian throughout the event. Registration is required. 2-3 p.m. Price of Event: Free. (843) 255-6481 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.

April 16-19:
“Blithe Spirit” is a comic play by Noël Coward. The play concerns the socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a seance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira, after the seance. Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles’s marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost. Thu. – Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sun, 3 p.m., University of South Carolina-Beaufort Center for the Arts, 805 Carteret St. (843) 521-4145 or  uscbcenterforthearts.com.

April 17:
Spring Fling Fun; Train to be a Minion! Come prepared for training to become a Minion from the “Despicable Me” movie. Snacks provided. Sign up required. Ages 3-9. Friday, April 17, 2015 at 1-2 p.m. Beaufort District Collection, 2nd floor, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort. Event is free. (843) 255-6435 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.

April 17:
Spring Fling Fun; Fancy Nancy Tea Party! Dress up in your fanciest attire and join us for a very fancy tea party and story time! Sign up required. Ages 3-9. Friday, April 17, 2015 at 1-2 p.m. Beaufort District Collection, 2nd floor, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort. Event is free. (843) 255-6435 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.

April 17:
Environmental Film Series! Enjoy an environmentally themed film on the BIG SCREEN! Refreshments provided! 2:30-4:30 p.m., Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St. Event free. All ages are welcome!  (843) 255-6458 or ” href=”http://www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/” target=”_blank”>beaufortcountylibrary.org<.

April 18:
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. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekdays, except April 22 and May 25. Beaufort District Collection, 2nd floor, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort. beaufortcountylibrary.org.

April 18:
The Run Hog Wild 5K, 10K Race and Roast will be held at Saturday, April 18. This event is a fundraiser for Lowcountry Montessori. lowcountrymontessori.com/.

April 18:
The Annual Soft Shell Crab Festival will take place on Saturday, April 18 along Paris Ave., Port Royal. Spring is the time for soft shell crabs and the Old Village in Port Royal is the place to savor these delicacies. Local restaurants will serve up varieties of soft shell crab in clever variations, barbecue, burgers, ice cream, other seafood and more food will be available. Organizers expect food vendors, artists and crafters lined up on Paris Avenue. There will be children’s activities, live music, and the annual crab race. For more information call (843) 592-1892 or got to oldvillageportroyal.com/.

April 18:
The Last Ferry to Beaufort: Author Book Talk, Sale, and Signing. Local author, Charles Wersler, shares the life and times of his ancestor, Capt. Willie Roberts, 1865 – 1952, the last ferryman in Beaufort County. Saturday, April 18 at 1 p.m. Event is free. Ages 12 – Adults. (843) 255-6468 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.

April 18:
“Angel Dancers” Performance! Come enjoy a few gospel dance performances by a local dance group. Snacks provided. For all ages!  Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 2-3 p.m. Beaufort District Collection, 2nd floor, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort. Event is free. (843) 255-6435 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.

April 20:
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.

April 23:
Digging at Santa Elena. Archaeologist Chester DePratter explains the archaeology of the former capital of New Spain, Santa Elena. Co-sponsored by Beaufort Chapter, ASSC. Thursday, April 23 at 6 p.m. Event is free. Ages 12 – Adults. (843) 255-6468 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.

April 25:
Tie Dye Outdoors for Teens at the Lobeco Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Come create and design a tie dye t-shirt. Open to Teens ages 13+. Bring a white t-shirt with you and make sure to register at the front desk. Price of Event Free. 2-3 p.m. (843) 255-6481 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.

April 25:
Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island will host a Centennial Celebration event by combining the depot’s Earth Day recognition with the annual “‘Iron Mike’ Bike Ride through History.” Themed ”Celebrating History, Preserving Resources, Sustaining Our Future,” the event is scheduled for Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The tour is a 15-mile route through Parris Island’s National Historic Landmarks, Elliot’s Beach and the main side of the depot. All bike riders are reminded that proper helmets must be worn on the base.In addition to the bike tour, there will be a nature walk, a 5-kilometer family walk and 5-kilometer run and information booths. These events are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at the Charlesfort/Santa Elena National Historic Landmark, which is located at Legends Golf Course aboard the depot. Registration for these events will be on-site only, and participants will receive T-shirts commemorating the event. Archaeologists will be present to provide a guided tour of the archaeology and history of the landmark site. This event will also include concessions and environmental information booths with representatives from Beaufort Jasper Water and Sewer Authority, the Beaufort Soil and Water Conservation District, the Port Royal Sound Foundation, and the Santa Elena Foundation. For more information mcrdpi.usmc.mil/centennialcelebration

April 25:
Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana / Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci — New Production! 12:30 p.m. Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag) sing the unlucky heroines, and Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium. USCB Center for the Arts, 805 Carteret St. Box Office, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com to purchase tickets.

April 28:
Preserving Your Family Treasures with Grace Presentation. Learn basic strategies to extend the life of your paper-based family treasures during Preservation Week 2015 with the Library system’s archivist, Grace Cordial. Event is free. Ages 12 – Adults. (843) 255-6468 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Horoscope – April

Welcome to Beaufort, SC April, Horoscope. We’ve scoured our resources to find the most accurate monthly horoscopes for our internet readers so you don’t have to go anywhere else. It’s easy to find out what’s in store for you in the stars this month, we’ve got brief predictions for all signs.

Farmers Markets of the Lowcountry

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Auldbrass Plantation!

Auldbrass Plantation showcases the architectural genius of Frank Lloyd Wright. Location: Combahee River, East of Yemassee on River Road, Beaufort County A true architectural treasure, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is nestled in the backwoods of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Located just outside Yemassee, Auldbrass Plantation is the only Southern Plantation designed […]

The Parris Island Museum

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 Depot is home to the Marine Corps’ first Command Museum, the […]

The History Of Sea Island Cotton

In the 18th century, cotton truly was king in Beaufort. Sea Island Cotton – a strain of cotton unique to the Lowcountry — served as a lucrative crop for local planters like the Elliott, Fripp, Barnwell, Heyward, Pope and Jenkins families. After the Revolutionary War, the British market for indigo disappeared, so planters needed a […]

Hunting Island State Park

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 […]

Hunting Island Lighthouse

The historic Hunting Island lighthouse was originally constructed in 1859 and is the only lighthouse in the state of South Carolina that is open to the public. From the top platform, for those who are adventurous enough to climb the 167 step spiral staircase, one truly can get a birds eye view of the Atlantic […]

Sea Island Magic!

The sea islands that extend along the Eastern coast of South Carolina and Georgia have a history and a style all their own. From the sandy beaches of Edisto Island, SC to the isolated beauty of Cumberland Island, GA, the South Atlantic coast boasts a variety of islands that appeal to the dreamer in each […]

 

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