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 mcrdpi.usmc.mil.
The Verdier House Museum in Beaufort’s National Historic Landmark District is open for tours, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Guided tours are available by appointment. 801 Bay St. (843) 379-6335 or historicbeaufort.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.
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.
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.
Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays:
Tours of Historic 1846 St. Peter’s Catholic Church and Graveyard. 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m., Tues. 1-3 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat. 710 Carteret St. Free. (843) 522-9555 or stpeters-church.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@example.com.
Beaufort Kennel Club meetings, 9 a.m. 102 Heronwyck Plantation Dr.(843) 509-1903.
Beaufort Writers meeting, 4:30-6 p.m. Lady’s Island Airport. (843) 524-9119.
Wednesdays & Saturdays:
Beaufort Shag Club, 6-9 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.
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.
One on One Computer Help! Need help with computers? Stop by the Beaufort Branch Library from 5:30-7 p.m., a tech expert will be standing by to assist you with all your technology needs! 311 Scott St. Free! (843) 255-6458 or firstname.lastname@example.org or beaufortcountylibrary.org.
Clay with Trevor Foster. The day is divided between wheel thrown and handbuilt sessions. $125 for 6 sessions and $25 for 25lbs of clay. For more information, call Trevor at (803) 707-5961. ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St. (843) 379-2787 or beaufortcountyarts.com.
Palmetto Dancers, a dance team for teens and tweens, 6 p.m. Techniques learned include twirling, pom poms, dance routines -all of which promote teamwork and will result in performances at local festivals, parades, and other venues. $25 registration fee, then $20/month for weekly practices. For more information, call Sue at (843) 379-2787. ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St. (843) 379-2787 or beaufortcountyarts.com.
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.
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.
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/.
Pentecostals of Beaufort Seafood Fundraiser! The “Award Winning” Seafood Shack will be serving fresh, cooked to order seafood lunches every Saturday in the church parking lot from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. as a fundraiser for the church. Your choice of fried fish, fried shrimp, crab cake, grilled fish or fish sandwich served with french fries and homemade coleslaw all for only $7 per plate. Everything is fresh right off the boat! 206 Sea Island Pkwy., Lady’s Island. (843) 592-2299 or pentecostalsofbeaufort.com.
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@example.com.
August 1, 5 & 6:
Rube Goldberg Challenge! Love to play with dominos and do you like to make tools? This program is the best of both worlds because you will learn how to create domino effects that produce a chain reaction to make a tool. Great program for groups – call in advance to schedule a day to participate. 1 to 3 p.m. St Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Rd. St Helena Island. Free! (843) 255-6547 or firstname.lastname@example.org or beaufortcountylibrary.org.
August 1 – 2:
Teen Lock-in! How would you like to spend all night with your friends in the library? We will be playing games, watching movies, have a virtual author visit, and eating pizza. Friday, 6 p.m. to Saturday, 7 a.m. Free, registration required! 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Rd., St. Helena. (843) 255-6542 or email@example.com or beaufortcountylibrary.org.
Songwriters In The Round Beaufort County Artworks Black Box Theater, 2127 Boundary St. Big Frank Waddell, Ed Hunnicutt and David Owens perform songs and stories that will pluck your heartstrings one moment and tickle your funnybone the next. 7:30 p.m. Discounts are available for students, groups of 10 or more, and children under 12. Tickets are $17 per person online at beaufortcountyarts.com or by calling the box office (843) 379-2787.
Drones! Capturing Aerial Photos with a UAV Robot at the Library. Come join us for a special program where you can learn about UAV (umanned aerial vehicle) robots and have the chance to take aerial photos of the St. Helena Branch Library, 1025 Sea Island Parkway St., with Mr. McIntyre’s drone. Instructor Andrew McIntyre. Ages 11-17, Registration required. 2-4 p.m. Free! (843) 255-6547 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.
August 8-10, 15-17, 22-24:
The May River Theatre Co. Inc., is pleased to announce the production of Man of La Mancha. 8 p.m., Sunday matinee performances will be at 3 p.m. Box office hours are Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tickets are $25. Ulmer Auditorium, Bluffton Town Hall, 20 Bridge St. (843) 815-5581 or mayrivertheatre.com.
“Robert Smalls’s the Planter” with Dr. Nicholas Butler! Dr. Butler, Public Historian, Charleston County Public Library shares contemporary evidence about the ultimate fate of the steamship Planter. Ages 12 – Adults, from 1–2 p.m. Free! St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Rd. (843) 255-6468 or firstname.lastname@example.org or beaufortcountylibrary.org.
StreetMusic on Paris Avenue in the heart of Old Town Port Royal! Chelsea Reed & the Fair Weather Five, the sounds of early jazz as influenced by Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong & Billie Holiday. StreetMusic on Paris Avenue is committed to providing quality national and international touring musicians of all genres for FREE in the heart of Port Royal, SC. Note: The rain location for StreetMusic is THE SHED….just down from the street venue, across of City Hall. StreetMusic is a gift to the community from the Town of Port Royal and produced by ARTworks. portroyal.org or beaufortcountyarts.com.
Saturday Matinee! Our new monthly series on Hilton Head’s free big screen continues with a Tim Burton film based on the “novel of mythic proportions.” Call or visit our website to reveal the title. Refreshments provided. 1-3:15 p.m. Free! Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St. (843) 255-6531 or email@example.com or beaufortcountylibrary.org.
Poison Pen Mystery Book Club! Enjoy a discussion of mysteries over refreshments. For August, please choose your own culinary mystery! They’re some of the most popular mysteries out there…delicious novels with a food-themed crime. Choose one and tell the group what you read (if you need ideas, ask at the Reference Desk!). Most of these books include recipes, so please make a dish from the book to share and we’ll decide whether they’re worth their salt. This program is intended for adult readers. 6-7 p.m. Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St. Free! (843) 255-6458 or firstname.lastname@example.org or beaufortcountylibrary.org.
“The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Summer Encores – “La Fanciulla Del West” at The USCB Center for the Arts, 805 Carteret St. 1 p.m. For more information (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
In its third year, the Bluffton Sunset Party Series presents Dog Days of Summer, 5-9 p.m. Rocking Hot Summer Night, Live Rock & Reggae. Food Court. Bluffton Oyster Factory Park. Tickets, $5 while children 12 & under get in for FREE. Lawn Chairs and leashed pets are permitted but no outside food or drinks will be allowed. Bear Foot Sports (843) 757-8520 or blufftonsunsetparty.com.
Zentangle Drawing Class with Jean Norton-Torjussen. Zentangle is fun and relaxing creative process which uses various structured patterns to create a cohesive drawing. Compared to doodling with a purpose, Zentangle allows the subconscious mind to direct the forms created. Participants are encouraged to bring snacks and/or beverages. Class for adults. Tuition is $50 per student and includes all supplies. ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St. (843) 379-2787 or beaufortcountyarts.com.
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.
Library 101: Tips & Tricks for Getting the Most Out of the Library’s Website! Have you ever placed a hold for an item and found you got the wrong thing or nothing at all? Would you like to know how to manage holds, checkouts, and book lists online? Did you know you can save your checkout history? Have you found all the wonderful events and resources listed on our amazing website? Become an expert in navigating beaufortcountylibrary.org with this class! 1-2:30 p.m. Free! Registration required. (843) 255-6525 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.
All About Canning! Learn the basics of food preservation from Belinda Jones of Morning Glory Homestead. Tips, recipes, do’s and don’ts will be discussed. 2-3 p.m. Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St. Free! (843) 255-6458 or email@example.com or beaufortcountylibrary.org.
Cooking Club! Share a themed dish and learn how to make other dishes. August the Cooking Club with host Chef Diaz who will razzle dazzle the audience with Caribbean Cuisine! 6 p.m. St Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Rd. St Helena Island. Free! (843) 255-6487 or firstname.lastname@example.org or beaufortcountylibrary.org.
StreetMusic on Paris Avenue in the heart of Old Town Port Royal! Moreland & Arbuckle, a guitar, harp & vocalist trio playing “American Roots” music as influenced by Delta Blues, folk, rock, country & soul genres. StreetMusic on Paris Avenue is committed to providing quality national and international touring musicians of all genres for FREE in the heart of Port Royal, SC. Note: The rain location for StreetMusic is THE SHED….just down from the street venue, across of City Hall. StreetMusic is a gift to the community from the Town of Port Royal and produced by ARTworks. portroyal.org or beaufortcountyarts.com.
30 Going On 13! You’re never too old to enjoy a fab teen read! Adults, revisit your teen years one novel at a time. Our August book is What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell. When Evie’s father returned home from World War II, the family fell back into its normal life pretty quickly. But Joe Spooner brought more back with him than just good war stories. When movie-star handsome Peter Coleridge, a young ex-GI who served in Joe’s company in postwar Austria, shows up, Evie is suddenly caught in a complicated web of lies that she only slowly recognizes. She finds herself falling for Peter, ignoring the secrets that surround him… until a tragedy occurs that shatters her family and breaks her life in two. This program is intended for adult readers. 6-7 p.m. Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St. Free! (843) 255-6458 or email@example.com or beaufortcountylibrary.org.
“‘Tide of Death:’ The Sea Island Hurricane of 1893.” Grace Cordial, manager of the Beaufort District Collection, shares first person accounts and rare materials of the night that death came to call. Ages 12–Adults, 6–7 p.m. Free! Beaufort District Collection, Beaufort Branch Library Meeting Room, 1st floor, 311 Scott St. (843) 255-6468 or firstname.lastname@example.org or beaufortcountylibrary.org.
August 29 – September 1:
Shop Tanger Outlets during the big Labor Day Weekend Sale. Find extra savings in your favorite name brand outlet stores during this 4-day sales event. (843) 837-5410 or tangeroutlet.com/hiltonhead.
August 29 & 30:
The annual fun-filled Music & Shag Fest will be held at Edisto Beach, SC., at Big Bay Creek Park (beside Edisto Marina). Top beach bands and the area’s best shaggers will highlight the weekend. For more information, call (843) 869-3867 or visit edistochamber.com.
August 29 & 30:
Lands End Woodland 9th Annual River Festival! Friday, Old Fashion Fish Fry (& Chicken) 5-11 p.m. Free admission! Dinners, $10. Baskets, $6. Drinks, $1. D. J. – Music all night long! Saturday, All Day Festival, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Adults, $3 / Kids, up to 16 – Free! Center Stage – performers, dancers, singers, choirs, artists, & exhibits. Food – Craft Vendors – T-Shirts. Tour Riverside Plantation Tabby Ruins & Fort Fremont. Plenty of Family Fun! Lands End Rd., St. Helena Island, 6 miles south of Penn Center. For more information & vendor applications, (843) 838-4503 or landsendwoodland.org.