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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 7-10 p.m. on Second Saturdays 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 – 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.
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@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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@example.com.
9th Annual Fight Hunger Food Drive hosted by Ameris Bank to benefit Second Helpings, the only non-profit in Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton Counties that rescues food and delivers it to over 60 donations. Non-perishable food items may be dropped off at the Ameris Bank branches on Hilton Head at 3 Office Way or in Beaufort at 2348 Boundary St. All donations will benefit workers who ride the Palmetto Breeze buses to work on Hilton Head Island. (843) 689-3689 or www.secondhelpingslc.org/help-the-hungry.
The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents “Symphony Under the Stars: Symphonic Soul” at Montage Palmetto Bluff, 7:30 p.m. Join the orchestra under the baton of John Morris Russell for the music of Ray Charles, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder and Motown featuring Deas-Guyz. Table seating, concert seating and outside lawn seating tickets are available. 477 Mt. Pelia Rd. (843) 842-2055 or www.hhso.org.
10th Annual The Great Pumpkin Patch opening! You are invited to come join us as we celebrate the fall season & harvest! We can’t wait for you to see and play on our new JUMP PAD…what a blast! For your convenience, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – dark (last wagon ride leaves at 6 p.m.), Sunday 1-5 p.m. We still have all of your favorites… Duck Races, Haytona Speedway, Corn Grinding, Steer Roping, Cow Milking, and MORE! Stop by and visit all the animals in our Barnyard Zoo. While you’re here you need to check our our GENERAL STORE where you will find THE GREAT PUMPKIN PATCH t-shirts, local honey, jams & jellies, olive oil soap, toys, candy, refreshments, and more. 10884 Grays Hwy., Ridgeland. (843) 726-5527 or www.holidayfarmssc.com/pumpkinpatch.htm.
46th Annual Gopher Hill Festival in Ridgeland, “SALUTING OUR LOCAL MERCHANTS”. Live music and entertainment, children’s activities, pageants, golf tournaments, Kidz Parade, talent shows, street dances and more. For a complete schedule of events, visit gopherhillfestival.org.
“Sip, Shop & Save PinkStyle” at the Tanger Outlets Hilton Head to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and DragonBoat Beaufort, 5-8 p.m. Purchase a Pink Card to receive 25% off a single item purchase at participating stores and enjoy special extra discounts, gifts and refreshments. Shoppers who bring receipts valued at $50 or more from the evening to Shopper Services will receive a $10 Tanger Gift Card. 1414 & 1256 Fording Island Rd. (843) 837-5410 or www.tangeroutlet.com/hiltonhead.
Beaufort Shrimp Festival in Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Fri., 6-10 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Local restaurants showcase their best shrimp dishes with live entertainment, Shrimp Peeling & Eating Contests for kids and the Sea Island Rotary Clubs Charity Rubber Shrimp Race. Beaufort Shrimp Festival Schedule: Saturday – October 1, 8 a.m. – Put on those running shoes and participate in the 5K Bridge Walk/Run. 11 a.m. – Food & Beverage Booths, Arts & Crafts Market & Childrens’ Area open. 4:45 p.m. – Announce & Present People’s Choice for Best Booth, Best Shrimp Dish & Silver Cup followed by the Sea Island Rotary’s Shrimp Race Results. (843) 525-6644 or beaufortshrimpfestival.com.
Frist Friday After 5 in downtown Beaufort! Grab a friend and head downtown to explore & support our charming local downtown shops, restaurants & art galleries. Enjoy tasty refreshments & live local music! This is a perfect opportunity to shop local & keep your money where your heart is! 101 W St Ext. mainstreetbeaufort.com/first-friday-after-five.
Met Opera Live in HD – Bellini’s Norma. 18 season opens with a new production of Bellini’s masterpiece, starring Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule. 1 p.m. Tickets, $20 ($18 OLLI Members). USCB Center for the Arts 805 Carteret St. (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
The Archaeological Society of SC and the Beaufort District Collection of Beaufort County Library are partnering to celebrate International Archaeology Month. Dr. Karen Smith will present the keynote address for SC Archaeology Month in the Beaufort Branch Meeting Room, Beaufort County Library, 311 Scott St. 2 p.m. Additional information: Grace Cordial, Beaufort District Collection Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or (843) 255-6468.
State of the Region Luncheon with Keynote Speaker, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, at Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa, One Hotel Circle. Hilton Head Island Mayor David Bennett, Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka and Beaufort County Councilman Paul Sommerville will each address their top three topics during a video address at State of the Region. 11 a.m. registration opens, 11:50 a.m. program begins. Chamber members $45 perperson, Future members $55 per person. Corporate tables of 10 will be identified with stantions, providing visability and preferred placement. To register go to hiltonheadblufftonchamber.org.
October 12 & 15:
The Beaufort Symphony Orchestra presents, “Beloved Beethoven,” October 12 at 7:30 p.m. and October 15 at 4 p.m. at the Sea Island Presbyterian Church. The concert features pianist, Reed Tetzloff, playing Piano Concerto No. 4, Symphony No. 7. For more information: beaufortorchestra.org.
October 13-15 & 21-22:
The Beaufort Theatre Company presents “Conrack: The Musical” at the USCB Center for the Arts, 805 Carteret St. (Based on Pat Conroy’s novel “The Water is Wide”). The superintendent of schools in Beaufort, SC, 1960’s, is desperate for anyone to teach school on Yamacraw Island. Conroy is determined to be that teacher for them. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
October 13-14, 20-22 & 27-30:
Celebrate Halloween with the Exchange Club Ghost Tours in Downtown Beaufort. Carriage rides and walking tours through Beaufort’s moss-laden historic district with haunting tales of the city’s past to benefit CAPA. Carriage tours leave every 20 minutes starting at 6:30 p.m. from the parking lot at 1006 Bay St. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. ($22 adults/$12 children 3-11) Walking tours begin at 7 p.m. and leave every 20 minutes from Cannon Park (across the street from 611 Bay St.). Each tour lasts approximately one hour. ($12 all ages). For more information, (843) 524-4678 or capabeaufort.org.
The thirteenth annual Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival will be held in the charming and eclectic historic and state designated cultural district of Bluffton SC, well known for its quirky art community and natural river beauty. The festival is a week long event offering a myriad of activities, showcasing the locally harvested seafood, delicious Low Country cuisine, rich history, culture and art of the area and Southern hospitality found only in Bluffton. The highlight of the festival is the Streetfest which includes a juried fine art show featuring over 100 artists from 10 different states displaying and selling their art, delicious food provided by the area’s premier restaurants and caterers and great music and entertainment on Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22nd. For more information about the Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival, go to blufftonartsandseafoodfestival.com.
Mark your calendar for the Lowcounty Jaycees Beaufort Food Truck Festival on Saturday, October 14th, at the Santa Elena History Center, 1501 Bay St. Bring the family and spend the day. Food trucks will open at 11 a.m. and stop serving at 4 p.m. The Beaufort Food Truck Festival is open to the public with FREE admission. Jaycee Camp Hope was established in 1969 and is a statewide residential camp for individuals with cognitive disabilities, ages 7 and older. Through four summer sessions, Jaycee Camp Hope strives to give campers healthy experiences outdoors. Benefits include exercise, outdoor activities, personal growth, and social development with peers and caring adults. email@example.com
Met Opera Live in HD – Mozart’s The Magic Flute. The Met’s English-language family adaptation of Mozart’s sublime and mystical journey, a new holiday tradition in the city, returns in Julie Taymor’s fanciful production. Young stars Janai Brugger and Ben Bliss are the fairy-tale princess and prince, and Christopher Maltman reprises his acclaimed interpretation of the bird-catcher Papageno. Special holiday pricing and weekday matinees are available for this abridged version, conducted by Antony Walker. 1 p.m. Tickets, $20 ($18 OLLI Members). USCB Center for the Arts 805 Carteret St. (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
Technical College of the Lowcountry Oysters, BBQ & Friends by the Bay! Oysters by the Bay kicks off at 6 p.m. and includes all-you-can-eat oysters and BBQ, live music, children’s activities, and raffles. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Admission is free for children 10 and under. All proceeds benefit the TCL Fund, which supports TCL students and programs. In addition, the Beaufort Arts Council will host an art show, and The Mather Interpretive Center will be open for tours. The 5K, hosted by the TCL Veterans Resource Center, starts at 5 p.m.; check-in begins at 4 p.m. The race features chip timing and includes a t-shirt. Medals will be awarded to the fastest men and women in several categories including a special military division. Runners, walkers and strollers are all welcome. 5K proceeds will go to the TCL Student Veterans Association. TCL Beaufort campus overlooking the Beaufort River, 921 Ribaut Rd. All-You-Can-Eat Oysters & BBQ. Cash Bar, Live Music and Raffles! (843) 525-8294 or www.tcl.edu/bythebay.
Carteret Street United Methodist Church Fall Bazaar! Garden Shop, Good Junk, Silent Auction, Concessions, Kid’s Games, Toys, Books & Records, Baked Goods, Frozen Foods, Tools & More! Stop by the pumpkin patch too and pick out the perfect pumpkin for Halloween! 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 408 Carteret St. (843) 524-3841.
The Fripp Island Friends of Music presents, Dana and Kyle at the Fripp Island Community Center, 205 Tarpon Blvd., Fripp Island at 5 p.m. Dana Lyn and Kyle Sanna connect the dots between their experience as composers and improvisers in New York City’s rich musical community and their deep admiration for traditional Irish music. The two have collaborated with some of the greatest living interpreters of Irish music and have brought their inventive arrangements and nuanced interpretations of traditional music to clubs, festival stages and concert halls throughout the US and Canada. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Adults $25, students and children are free. frippfriendsofmusic.com.
Come join us as we honor Pat Conroy as teacher and student through our theme of the Transformative Power of Education. The second annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival will be held on October 19–22 at 801 Carteret Street in beautiful Beaufort, South Carolina. Join us as we celebrate Pat Conroy’s legacy as student and teacher through this year’s festival theme of The Transformative Power of Education. Extending the remarkable conversations and experiences which began at the Pat Conroy at 70 festival and birthday celebration in October 2015, the Pat Conroy Literary Festival will continue to honor the writing life of Pat Conroy (1945–2016) in his adopted hometown of Beaufort, South Carolina. patconroyliteraryfestival.org
Please join us for “Celebrating the Tranformative Power of Education” at the Pat Conroy Literary Festival. A literary festival celebrating a collection of authors, books and the legacy of Pat Conroy. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
The 9th Annual Habersham Marketplace Harvest Festival is focused around Lowcountry values, family, entertainment, agricultural education and supporting our local economy. The Vintage Fair theme highlights all that the Lowcountry has to offer. Habersham Marketplace Harvest Festival is a grand event that captures the essence of the Fall, community, localism and farming. This “family event” is an entertaining and educational Fall street festival and celebration. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, 12 p.m.-4 p.m. 13 Market. http://habershamsc.com/harvest-festival.
Anne of Austria – A Woman’s Life in the 16th Century, October 21 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm. Presented in the guise of Anne of Austria, Queen of Spain from 1549 to 1580, this program will take a look at a woman’s life and her family’s expectations of her from her arranged marriage, to birth and death. Lynn Bristow was born in England. She studied Medieval and Restoration Europe at the University of Sterling. She relocated to the US in 1997 and has lived in Beaufort since 2008 with her loyal African Gray Parrot. Lynn has been involved in Civil War reenactments and volunteered in her handmade costume gowns for the last decade. Cost $10. Santa Elena History Center, 1501 Bay St. (843) 379-1550 or santa-elena.org.
Port Royal Sound Foundation presents, 3rd Annual Night on the Sound presentation with America’s Favorite Zookeeper “Jungle Jack” Hanna. Event includes cocktail hour, seated Lowcountry dinner and live musical entertainment with live and silent auctions. For more information, (843) 645-7774 or prsfoundation.info.
The University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts presents its Brunch with Author Series with Kidd Taylor: “The Shark Club.” Taylor is a graduate of Columbia College in South Carolina. He latest work, entitled “The Shark Club” has been named a Southern Living Magazine “Summer Read” and a Coastal Living, “50 Best Books for the Beach this Summer.” Set against the intoxicating backdrop of palm trees, calypso bands, and perfect ocean views, The Shark Club is a story of the mysterious passions of one woman’s life: her first love and new love; the sea and sharks that inhabit it. Kirkus Reviews calls it “Captivating…an engaging novel about the loves that define our lives.”Event starts at 11 a.m. Tickets are $42 and must be purchased in advance. The University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts is located at 805 Carteret St. For more information visit uscbcenterforthearts.com or call (843) 521-4100.
Enjoy a Lowcountry afternoon of polo, tailgating, divot stomping and plenty of fun for the whole family at the 24th Polo for Charity event on Sunday, at the Rose Hill Equestrian Center, Bluffton. The gates open at noon and the match starts at 2 p.m. Known as Bluffton’s largest picnic, attendees are encouraged to get creative with their menu as well as their attire. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Okatie with event proceeds to benefit the Foundation for Educational Excellence and other local Rotary charities. Tickets are $20 at the gate on the day of the match or $15 per person in advance. Children under 12 are admitted free. For more information contact Barbara McFadden at (843) 298-3055, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit The Okatie Rotary Polo for Charity on Facebook.
Trick-or-treaters are invited to don their Halloween costumes and bring their treat bags for the annual Trick-or-Treat in Downtown Beaufort. Kids can visit more than 50 stores and businesses along Bay Street, West Street, Scott Street, Carteret Street, and beyond for “treats” on Thursday, between 4:30–6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Trick or Treat in Downtown Beaufort is a safe activity for the children of Beaufort. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend and stroll through the downtown with their children. Bay Street, from Newcastle to Carteret Street (Newcastle Street will not be closed) and Port Republic to Scott Street will be closed to automobile traffic from 4:15–6 p.m. Trick or Treat in Downtown Beaufort is hosted by Main Street Beaufort, USA, the City of Beaufort Police Department, and the merchants of downtown Beaufort. Sorry, no posts matched your criteria. (843) 525-6644 or downtownbeaufort.com.
October 27-November 5:
The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance will bring international names in automotive collecting and racing to Hilton Head Island for its 16th annual celebration. Events include SAVANNAH SPEED CLASSIC, CAR CLUB SHOWCASE, AERO EXPO, TWO DAY FEATURES, CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE, FLIGHTS and FANCY AEROPORT GALA and the Hilton Head Auction, among others. For more information about these events or tickets, call (843) 785-7469 or go to hhiconcours.com.
2017 Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens! Walking Tour – Friday, October 27, Beaufort Historic District – An afternoon stroll is a favorite way to see Beaufort. The private homes on this perennially popular tour are located in the city’s National Historic Landmark District, the state’s largest. A variety of architectural styles built in the city over the past two hundred years are represented. Among the six houses open today are the Hattie Ford House, ca. 1890 on Craven Street, recently called the most beautify street in the South, the A.P. Prioleau House, ca. 1892 and the Verdier House, ca. 1804. $50. Tours 1-4 p.m., 2-5 p.m., 3-6 p.m. A Ramble Around Beaufort – Saturday, October 28, $50. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Kitchens & Cuisine – Sunday, October 29, $50. Tours 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 12:30-3:30 p.m. Historic Beaufort Foundation, 843-379-3331 or historicbeaufort.org.
Storyteller Cora Newcomb will be in the Community Meeting Room at the St Helena Branch Library to share spooky tales, scary stories, local legends. Event is adult oriented. 6:30 p.m. at the St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Rd., St. Helena Island. For more information, email@example.com or (843) 255-6540.
Spend time aboard with marine biologist, Captain Amber for a scientific expedition on the beautiful Chechessee River aboard the Spartina Eco Boat Cruise. With little development on its banks, the Chechessee offers a largely untouched landscape with plentiful wildlife. Seasonal crabs, shrimp, and fish will make a temporary appearance on board in a touch tank. Captain Amber grew up on these waters and has a passion for the bounty of the Lowcountry. While here, plan some extra time to walk around the Maritime Center where you can experience dynamic exhibits, discover native sea animals, explore local history and connect with stories of the Port Royal Sound. Catch the boat at 310 Okatie Hwy., Okatie. Reservations required. $45/ adults and $30/ children. Please call (843) 645-7774.
Main Street Beaufort, USA, invites you to Fall ArtWalks. Visit more than a dozen galleries in downtown Beaufort featuring varied styles and mediums of art for all tastes and desires. 5–7:30 p.m. Refreshments will also be offered. (843) 525-6644 or downtownbeaufort.com.
Join us for singer extraordinaire, Linda Eder in concert, 7:30 p.m. at the USCB Center for the Arts 805 Carteret St. Beaufort. Linda Eder’s diverse repertoire spans Broadway, Standards, Pop, Country, and Jazz. When she performs “live” in concert, it is amazing to experience the ease with which she moves back and forth from one genre to another as if she were gifted with the vocal ability to perform each genre as well as all the others. Adults $45, Senior/Military $40, Students/Children $20. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
5th Annual What the Heck is it — Artifact Identification Program: Drop by the Beaufort County Library at 311 Scott St., with your unidentified artifacts. Drs. Jon Leader and Eric Poplin will be on hand to help demystify that odd family treasure (no weird relatives, please). No registration; No limit on the number of items you can bring. Just remember that you have to do all the toting. The program and identification sessions are free. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Additional information: Grace Cordial, Beaufort District Collection Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or (843) 255-6468.
Second Helpings Second Annual Hunger Games! The Second Annual HUNGER GAMES on Dataw Island – Gazebo Area. Each team will select a color to designate their team, enjoy the thrill of a participant parade and compete in Frisbee throwing, ball tossing, etc. low-impact challenges. Or, you can just watch the fun, enjoy food, drinks and participate in the silent auction with offerings including trips to Costa Rica, Belize and Africa. Other offerings include photography packages, resort stays and more. You must purchase a ticket ($35 per person) to bid on the auction items. 3-7 p.m. Lili Coleman, executive director Second Helpings (843) 714-4304 or http://secondhelpingslc.org.