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.
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@example.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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
22nd 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.
It’s the 5th anniversary of the Chilly Bean 5k and 10k brought to you by Allen Patterson Residential! Come run in beautiful Coosaw point in either the 5k or 10k distance. Stay for the after party to eat chili, enjoy craft beer, and listen to live music. Pet and kid friendly event! Bring the whole family! 10:30 a.m. at Coosaw Point in Beaufort, SC! Run. Walk. Eat. Celebrate. getchilly.org.
The University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts will hold auditions for the Beaufort Children’s Theatre production of Willy Wonka Jr. There is no charge to audition. Actors are requested to arrive fifteen minutes prior to audition time, fill out an audition form, and bring a recent non- returnable photo. Not all who audition will be cast. If you are cast, there is a $120 participant fee which is due on Feb. 23. Tuesday, 5:15–6:30 p.m. for ages 7-9 and 6:30–8 p.m. for ages 10-12. Wednesday, 5:15–6:30 p.m. for ages 13-18. Call Backs 6:30–8 p.m. 805 Carteret St. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
The Annual Low Country Home & Garden Show, celebrating its 18th year, returns to the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. Save time with everything for your home and garden under one roof. Save money with show only discounts. Have fun with activities for the whole family and so much more! Highlights of the show include endless aisles of home improvement products and services; outdoor features; the Art, Gift & Gourmet Area; the Life Changing New Product Zone featuring the latest in home technology; the Kids Zone; on-site pet adoptions; and gardening seminars by the Coastal Georgia Botanical Garden. Guests will also enjoy seminars by celebrity guests Kevin O’Connor, star of PBS’ award-winning series This Old House and Boyce Thompson, author, speaker, and overall Home Tech Guru. Friday, February 9, 2-7 p.m., Saturday, February 10, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. & Sunday, February 11, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Ticket price includes access to the entire weekend’s events and seminars. Pay once and come back all weekend long! Parking is available in Lot 7 of the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center for $5 (credit card only). Tickets are available for purchase online at savannahhomeandgardenshow.com. Tickets may also be purchased with cash, check, or credit card at the door. Adult 17+ – $9, 16 & Under – Free, Senior 65+ – $8*, Active Duty Military w/ valid ID – Free, Retired Military w/ valid ID: $8* (*No further discounts apply to Senior Admission or Retired Military Admission. Military discount not valid on Dependents. Discounts cannot be combined. $1 Off Adult Admission with donation of canned food item benefitting America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia.* *Cannot be combined with any other discount. www.savannahhomeandgardenshow.com.
USCB Center for the Arts, 805 Carteret St. presents Cirque Zuma Zuma! This Cirque style show is filled with non- stop action, music, acrobatics and amazing feats which will keep audiences breathless. This show will include performances of all different types of African culture. No need to go to Africa, Cirque Zuma Zuma will bring Africa to your town or venue. The show will feature an array of never before seen talents mixed with some of the best love skills associated with African variety arts. 7:30 p.m. Adults $35, Senior/Military$30, Students/Children $15. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
Met Opera Live in HD – Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore. Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s set and costumes of the Napoleonic era, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for two extraordinary sopranos sharing the title role of the jealous prima donna: Sonya Yoncheva (pictured above in La Traviata) and Anna Netrebko. Vittorio Grigolo and Marcelo Álvarez alternate in the role of Tosca’s revolutionary artist lover Cavaradossi, with Bryn Terfel, Michael Volle, and Željko Lučić as the depraved police chief Scarpia. Andris Nelsons conducts. 1 p.m. Tickets, $20 ($18 OLLI Members). USCB Center for the Arts, 805 Carteret St. (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
Ol’ Fashioned Gullah Breakfast, part of the Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration, at the Historic Cherry Hill School, 8 a.m.-noon. Home featuring a choice of stewed oysters, shrimp in a savory Lowcountry gravy, fried fresh catch fish paired with hot butter grits and fresh biscuits. Meals are prepared by people of the local Gullah community coordinated by Ooman Chef Louise Cohen. Admission is $12 at the door. 209 Dillon Rd. (843) 255-7304 or www.gullahcelebration.com.
Barbershop Chorus Valentine’s Benefit Concert featuring The Beaufort Harbormasters. Benefits the Music-in-the-Schools programs of Fripp Island Friends of Music and The Beaufort Harbormasters. Enjoy love songs, show tunes, classics, and barbershop favorites! Bonus! – including chocolate treats donated by Beaufort’s The Chocolate Tree. Fripp Island Community Centre Chapel, 205 Tarpon Blvd. 4:30-6 p.m. All welcome! Admission by donation (cash or check only). frippfriendsofmusic.com.
The Beaufort Symphony Orchestra, celebrating their 32nd season presents “All American Pops”, 7:30 p.m. at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Dr. Tickets can be purchased at www.beaufortorchestra.org.
USCB Center for the Arts, 805 Carteret St. presents Motown & More with Marlena Smalls, Elaine Lake & Velma Polk! The fabulous Marlena Smalls, Velma Pol, and Elaine Lake team up once again bringing us a the Motown greats we know and love plus a few “more” favorites to round it all out. 7:30 p.m., Friday & Saturday. 3 p.m., Sunday. Adults $35, Senior/Military$30, Students/Children $15. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
February 17-18: The Gullah Market, part of the Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration, in Shelter Cove Community Park, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. An all-access experience to Gullah culture with cultural demonstrations, authentic Gullah and African crafts and food for sale, as well as traditional storytelling and musical entertainment. Admission is $10 for adults; $5 for youths; free for ages 4 and under. Bring chairs. 39 Shelter Cove Ln. (843) 255-7304 or www.gullahcelebration.com.
The Beaufort Symphony Orchestra, celebrating their 32nd season presents “All American Pops”, 4 p.m. at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Dr. Tickets can be purchased at www.beaufortorchestra.org.
11th 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.
The University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts presents its Lunch with Author Series with Charlie Lovett, as he discusses his novel,” The Lost Book of the Grail.” Charlie Lovett is a former antiquarian bookseller, an avid book collector, and a member of The Grolier Club, the oldest and largest club for bibliophiles in North America. He is a New York Times Best Selling author as the author of “The Bookman’s Tale, First Impressions,” and “The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge.” In 2015, Lovett curated “Alice Live!”, a major exhibition of Lewis Carroll and Alice memorabilia at the New York Public Library for Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, as well as wrote a new introduction for Penguin Classics’ 150th anniversary edition of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-Glass.” “The Lost Book of the Grail” centers on an obsessive bibliophile’s quest through time to discover a missing manuscript, the unknown history of an English Cathedral, and the secret of the Holy Grail. Event starts at noon. Tickets are $42 and must be purchased in advance. Event to be held at the Belfair Country Club, 200 Belfair Oaks Blvd., Bluffton. For more information visit uscbcenterforthearts.com or call (843) 521-4100.
The 12th 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.
The 9th Annual Bands Brews & BBQ! Get ready for two days of food, music and fun! Port Royal is considered the barbecue capital of the state, and Paris Avenue will be the site of two days of barbecue paradise, as approximately 30 cookers from all over the Southeast converge on the area. Friday night will feature wings, bands and brews and Saturday will be the first sanctioned event of the year for the South Carolina Barbecue Association as cookers compete for the best BBQ and ribs. friendsofcaroline.networkforgood.com.
Award-winning inspirational pianist Ronée Boyce will take the stage for Fripp Island Friends of Music at the Fripp Island Community Center, 205 Tarpon Blvd., Fripp Island. Boyce possesses a dedication to performance and education that is steadfast and unquestioned. She is quickly establishing herself as an artist of intense musical sensibility and has been enthusiastically praised for her great depth of musical interpretation. In addition to performing more traditional solo piano and chamber music. Performance starts at 5 p.m. Adults: $25, students and children are free. frippfriendsofmusic.com.
The University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts will hold auditions for the Beaufort Theatre Company production of The Producers. Requires cold reading of a script selection to be issued at auditions and several bars of a Broadway musical piece prepared in advance. 6 p.m. 805 Carteret St. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.