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/huntingisland/introduction.aspx.
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. 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.
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents MOVIE NIGHT! Every Monday night enjoy a wide variety of amazing independent films. $7. 7 p.m. Click here for our full list of movies. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
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.
Mondays – Fridays:
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.
Mondays – Fridays:
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 May 25. Beaufort District Collection, 2nd floor, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort. 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 Track Club Track Night! Join the Beaufort Track Club each Tuesday night for an open community track workout. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced workouts are posted each week to ensure that you are getting the workout that you need. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Beaufort High School Track, 84 Sea Island Pkwy. GroundedRunning.com.
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.
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.
Palmetto Dancers at ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St. Dance Team classes, include batons, twirling, pom pons and learning organized group routines, starting at 6 p.m. $25 one time registration fee then $20 month for weekly classes. [email protected] or (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.
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 or stpeters-church.org.
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.
Adaptive Golf Clinic at the Legends of Parris Island golf course. The session, sponsored by Beaufort Memorial in conjunction with the Legends course, will be take place from 9 to 11 a.m. on the driving range. Civilians, veterans and active military personnel are all invited to join the two-hour session and learn how to use adaptive techniques and tools to tee off and putt better than ever. For more information or to register for the Adaptive Golf clinic, contact Giammona at (843) 522-5850 or [email protected] or PGA professional Andy Hinson at (843) 228-2240.
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].
23rd Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration at various locations. A month-long celebration showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the Gullah people and their history on Hilton Head Island with art exhibitions, gospel concerts, festivals, tours, lectures and more. (843) 255-7304 or www.gullahcelebration.com.
USCB Center for the Arts Gallery presents: Rag Quilts and Collard Greens by artist Natalie Daise, How Women Create Community. Gallery Showing Reception / Artist Talk, January 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Based on her academic research and experience as an artist, this presentation celebrates how women have used what they had to create not only what they need, but what their community needs as well. From Dakota women beading their culture together, to African American Women using story, thread and paint, this keynote presentation celebrates our creativity, perseverance and vision. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Also open during evening events. USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St. uscbcenterforthearts.com.
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents GAELIC STORM! Gaelic Storm, who appeared in the film Titanic, performs songs combining Celtic traditions with something uniquely creative. 7:30 p.m. Reservations required. Adults $35, Senior/Military $30, Students/Children $15. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
Met Opera Live in HD – CARMEN (Georges Bizet). 1 p.m. Reserved Seating. Tickets, $20 ($18 OLLI Members). USCB Center for the Arts 805 Carteret St. (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents MOVIE NIGHT, Kusama-Infinity! Come and enjoy a wide variety of amazing independent films. $7. 7 p.m. Click here for our full list of movies. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
Beaufort District Collection (BDC) Community Outreach: W.J. Whipper and J.J. Wright. Learn about Beaufort’s and South Carolina’s first Civil Rights attorneys from Lewis Burke, author of All for Civil Rights. Lecture celebrates the 80th Anniversary of the Beaufort County Historical Society & the Beaufort History Museum. BDC slideshow of materials about the topic and history of the organizations during the reception and book signing afterwards. Advance registration is strongly encouraged. For audiences 12 years and up. Thurs., Feb. 7 @ 6 p.m. at the Tabernacle Baptist Church, 907 Craven Street, Beaufort. beauforthistorymuseum.com.
The Annual Low Country Home & Garden Show, celebrating its 19th year, returns to the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. We can help you get your Projects Solved! The entire Savannah International Trade and Convention Center will be completely transformed, for one weekend only, into a Home and Garden Extravaganza. From the front door to the backyard you’ll find it all at the Low Country Home & Garden Show. www.savannahhomeandgardenshow.com.
The 13th Annual Beautiful International Film Festival! The festival offers five days of fun and thought-provoking events and series to provide the sea island community with a commitment to entertainment, outreach, and education through film. Enjoy movie watching and star gazing all with the beautiful backdrop of the marshes of the Carolina Sea Islands. Come experience what has been called by many as the “best little film festival in the southeast.” beaufortfilmfestival.com.
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents MOVIE NIGHT, OSCAR SHORTS-Live Action! Come and enjoy a wide variety of amazing independent films. $7. 7 p.m. Click here for our full list of movies. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
The Beaufort Symphony Orchestra, celebrating their 33rd season presents Light Classical Pops, From Operetta to Broadway, 7:30 p.m., at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Dr. Tickets can be purchased at www.beaufortorchestra.org.
Sweetheart Serenade featuring Gwen Yvette! 7-10 p.m. Dinner served. Gullah Jazz Cafe, BCBCC Multi-Plex Building, 711 Bladen St. (843) 986-1102 or https://bcbcc.org/event/sweetheart-serenade/.
Friday Night Concert Series features HORIZON Smooth Jazz! 8-11 p.m. Gullah Jazz Cafe, BCBCC Multi-Plex Building, 711 Bladen St. (843) 986-1102 or https://bcbcc.org/event/horizon-smooth-jazz/.
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents AIN’T NOBODY’S BIZNESS! Music of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s starring Marlena Smalls, Velma Polk, and Elaine Lake accompanied by some of the finest musicians in the area! Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 3 p.m. Reserved seating. Adults $35, Senior/Military $30, Students/Children $15. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
The Beaufort Symphony Orchestra, celebrating their 33rd season presents Light Classical Pops, From Operetta to Broadway, 4 p.m., at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Dr. Tickets can be purchased at www.beaufortorchestra.org.
12th Annual Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival hosted by the David M. Carmines Memorial Foundation at various locations. A weeklong culinary and cultural tourism event showcasing top chefs, mixologists, sommeliers, local seafood, artisans, live music and wildlife. For a list of events, visit hiltonheadseafoodfestival.com.
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents MOVIE NIGHT, OSCAR SHORTS-Animated! Come and enjoy a wide variety of amazing independent films. $7. 7 p.m. Click here for our full list of movies. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
13th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival! The Beaufort International Film Festival is recognized by filmmakers as being in the Top 100 Best Reviewed Film Festivals in the world. The Film Festival takes place over the span of several days, where filmmakers and film lovers come together to watch the top picked films, ranging from short movies to animation and also long format documentaries. Tickets now available for purchase at the Beaufort Visitors Center, 713 Craven St. CLICK TO ORDER FILM FESTIVAL TICKETS!
University of South Carolina Beaufort Lunch with Authors Series! Lunch with Author ADAM PARKER! 12 p.m. Belfair Country Club, 4881, 200 Belfair Oaks Blvd., Bluffton. 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.
Beaufort District Collection (BDC): Programs in a Library. Shell Middens of the Lowcountry Have you heard the term “shell midden” and wondered what it means and why archaeologists love to dig at one? Learn from Archaeologist Jeff Sherard and examine real artifacts. No registration. For audiences 12 years and up. Wed., Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Beaufort Branch Meeting Room, 311 Scott Street. (843) 255-6468 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.
Evolution Big Band Concert at TCL Beaufort Campus Auditorium, 104 Reynolds St. Enjoy this spectacular 18-piece modern jazz ensemble. Proceeds benefit the Beaufort Arts Council. Tickets $25, on sale now! 7 p.m. Contact the Beaufort Arts Council for tickets, (843) 379-2787 or www.BeaufortArtsCouncil.org.
10th annual Bands, Brews, and BBQ! Enjoy two days of food, music and fun with wings, barbecue, craft beers, live music and kids’ activities on Friday and Saturday, February 22nd & 23rd hosted by the Port of Port Royal, 601 Paris Ave. This fun event is also an official South Carolina Barbecue Association sanctioned event which always kicks off the 2019 statewide competitive BBQ season. Friday, 6-10 p.m., WING THROW DOWN! Entertainment by Winston Ramble
with opening act Brendan Roberts. Saturday, 11 a.m.– 4 p.m., BBQ TASTING! Childrens Activities and Entertainment by NightTrain. Proceeds benefit FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice. Rain or Shine Event. No Refunds. Admission: Friday, $15. Saturday, $10 (10 & under free). Weekend Admission Pass, $20. Click here to purchase admission bracelets now!
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents MOVIE NIGHT, OSCAR SHORTS-Documentary! Come and enjoy a wide variety of amazing independent films. $7. 7 p.m. Click here for our full list of movies. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
Beaufort District Collection (BDC): Hurricanes in Beaufort District’s Past. More than 100 hurricanes and tropical storms have left their mark on Beaufort District since 1680. Using materials from the Library’s special collections and archives unit to tell the story, Beaufort District Collection Manager Grace Cordial shares what happened when extreme tropical weather caused death and destruction in Beaufort County from the 17th century to the present. Event is free and open to the public. Noon – 1 p.m. at the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy, 659 Old Moreland Road, Palmetto Bluff Plantation, Bluffton. (843) 255-6468 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.