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.
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 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.
Time for Tots, Story Time and Crafts! Come enjoy some special time with your child(ren) ages 3-5 as we do a wide variety of things. We may read a book, watch a movie, do some seasonal related arts and crafts or maybe go out on the boardwalk to catch a view of a dragonfly or a turtle. 10–11:30 a.m. $5 per child (adults are free). Old Santee Canal Park, off of U. S. 52 By-pass (R. C. Dennis Blvd.) in Moncks Corner. (843) 899-5200 or oldsanteecanalpark.org.
Tim Johnston hosts short story readings at Short Story America’s office in Beaufort Town Center, 7 p.m. (843) 524-7800.
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.
Habersham Properties presents a Music on Market with live music, outdoor dining, raw oyster bar, and plenty of seating! (877) 542-2377 or HabershamSC.com or HabershamMarketplace.com.
Jasper County Farmers Market! 1–6 p.m. 9935 Smart Blvd., Ridgeland. Everyone welcome! (843) 717-3690 or jaspercountysc.org.
Pick Pocket Plantation Farmers Market! 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Located in Beaufort across from Regions Bank on Route 170 (Robert Smalls Parkway). Look for the big red antique tractor! (203) 417-7512 or pickpocketplantation.com/farmersmarket.
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.
“Yappy” Hour! 3:30-4:30 p.m. It’s fun for two and four-legged friends. Come on down to the Habersham Dog Park to schmooze and sniff, nip some snacks and kick-up some dirt! BYOB snacks for the pooches and don’t forget your bug spray!
3 on 3 Basketball at Habersham Park Basketball Court, 13 Market! Lace up those high tops and bring your team! 5-7 p.m. Free! All ages and levels welcome! If you have a team or are you looking for teammates, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 1 – May 11:
Step Right Up! – The Sideshow in America will celebrate the work of Rebecca Davenport a Beaufort-based visual artist, who exhibited her work at the Beaufort Museum in the Arsenal in 2008. The Sideshow in America will celebrate her work in the larger context of carnival culture through an exploration of the sideshow as cultural phenomenon during the late 19th century and continuing through the 21st century at the McKissick Museum, 813 Bull Street on the University of South Carolina Columbia campus. The museum, is the largest university museum in the Southeast, and houses collections in material culture, decorative arts, natural sciences, history and fine arts. (803) 777-7251 for daily hours.
February 1 – 28:
Sea Glass by Greg Rawls, opening reception, Jan. 25th, 6-8 p.m. ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St. Free! (843) 379-2787 or artworksinbeaufort.org.
“Cinema Paradiso” film and lecture, presented by Osher Lifelong Learning Institue, 3 p.m., at The University of South Carolina Beaufort, Bluffton Campus, Hargray Bldg., Room 159. $8. (843) 208-8247 or olli.uscb.edu.
February 2 – May 31:
A Beaufort family’s private collection of silhouettes of southern life and lands by early 20th century lowcountry artist Carew Rice will open at the Verdier House, 801 Bay St. Historic Beaufort Foundation is the exclusive venue for this personal collection which has never been shown in its entirety. In addition to featuring Rice’s work and a display of his scissors and family memorabilia, the exhibit will include a program and cutting demonstration by Clay Rice, Carew’s grandson, who inherited the skilled artistry of his grandfather. Admission is free for HBF members and children and $10 per non-member. Isabella Reeves, (843) 379-3331 or Sandy Patterson, (843) 379-6335.
February 2 – 3:
Open House! Hampton Lake opens its doors and invites area residents and visitors to tour homes in the brand new Lowcountry Model Park as well as nearly 10 new homes located throughout the lakeside community at the western edge of Bluffton. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Free! (843) 836-LAKE (5253) or HamptonLake.com.
Calligraphy Introduction with Natasha Lawrence, noon-3 p.m. $50 includes all materials. Registration required. ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St. (843) 291-1989 or artworksinbeaufort.org.
“Books Sandwiched in 2013″ series, featuring “The Warmth of Other Suns – The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration,” by Isabel Wilkerson, presented by Rev. James E. Moore, noon. University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St. (843) 694-2864 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.
February 6 – 8:
“Beaufort Scenes,” featuring Jay Kenga, 1-4 p.m. BAA Studio of the Beaufort Art Association, 913 Bay St. $75. (843) 838-3205 or beaufortartassociation.com.
February 8 & 9:
“The Power of 1ne” is a not-to-be-missed, one woman show about Fannie Lou Hamer, the American voting rights activist and civil rights leader, and eleven people who influenced her, good and bad. The Charleston City Paper called Donna Lee Williams’ performance “well-acted and educational” in her portrayal of the civil rights champion from Mississippi, whose courage and contributions are still so relevant in the 21st Century. 7:30 p.m. Reserved Seating, $17 per person, $12 students (13+), $7 children (12 and under) and $12 for groups of 10 or more. ARTworks Blackbox Theatre, 2127 Boundary St., Suite 18A. (843) 379-2787 or beaufortcountyarts.com/events.
“The Valentine’s Ball,” The Ball is the signature event for Beaufort Memorial and represents the efforts and commitments of many businesses and individuals. Pre-ball dinner party, silent auction, gourmet desserts, music and dancing. Advance ticket purchase required. (843) 522-5774 or valentineball.org.
February 13 – 17:
The 7th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival at various locations. The purpose of the festival is to recognize aspiring filmmakers of almost every genre and to showcase the beautiful, “film friendly” region of Beaufort and the Sea Islands. The festival will feature approximately 30 independent films and screenplays at the University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Center for the Performing Arts.(843) 522-3196 or beaufortfilmfestival.com.
February 15 & 16:
“Truer Words” is a novel about Emma Victoria Brown, a woman born in the Lowcountry of South Carolina during the Victorian era. Share in Emma’s childhood antics, love, sorrows, Civil War experiences, and ambitions. Poovey has reenacted many Victorian roles, including Mrs. Stanton in the 2011 movie The Conspirator and she has the ladylike wardrobe to prove it. 7:30 p.m. Reserved Seating, $17 per person, $12 students (13+), $7 children (12 and under) and $12 for groups of 10 or more. ARTworks Blackbox Theatre, 2127 Boundary St., Suite 18A. (843) 379-2787 or beaufortcountyarts.com/events.
Second Annual Hallway Sale! 10 a.m. to Closing. Oyster Cay Collection is happy to announce the 2nd annual sidewalk sale in Old Bay Marketplace, 917 Bay St. All the wonderful stores in the marketplace will be participating! Come join us for the bargains in our covered sidewalk sale. You can enter either off Bay St. or Port Republic St. (843) 525-0485.
Basketry Basics and Beyond Workshop with Kim Keats at ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Suite 18A, for ages 12 to adult, 10 to 4 p.m., $55. Explore basketry basics through the creation of a woven work of art. Keats will provide instruction and materials for a start-to-finish basket or sculpture, using imported and harvested materials such as rattan, vine, cedar bark, palm roots and fronds. (843) 384-2435 or artworksinbeaufort.org.
Call for Liars – The BIG Story Fest & Liars Competition Preliminaries, 3 p.m. at ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Suite 18A. The competition is open to all styles, ages, and residences. This competition is an esteemed gathering of those who shoot the breeze with the greatest of ease, of the lying liars and the audiences who laugh with them. Registration is $5 for kids under 18 and $10 for adults. (843) 379-2787 or artworksinbeaufort.org.
February 19 & 21:
Afterschool Classes! Papermaking with Deanna Bowdish for 8-12 year olds; Art Sampler with Jean Norton-Torjussen for Ages 6-9; Fused Glass with Greg Rawls for 12-16 year olds; Watercolor Painting 101 with Jean Norton-Torjussen for 10-16 year olds. (843) 379-2787 or artworksinbeaufort.org.
The Beaufort County Historical Society is pleased to announce that Alexander Moore will discuss “The Fabric of Liberty” The Society of the Cincinnati of the State of South Carolina. Noon. The meeting will be held at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club off of Meridian Rd. on Lady’s Island. This meeting is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Pamela Ovens-President, (843) 785-2767 or email@example.com. or beaufortcountyhistoricalsociety.org.
The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce Coffee with Colleagues at Marine Federal Credit Union, 819 Parris Island Gateway, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Free networking opportunity for members. Bring your business cards and join us! (843) 525-8500 or beaufortsc.org.
The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at The Preserve at Port Royal, 1 Preserve Ave. West, 5:30-7 p.m. Free and all are welcome. (843) 525-8500 or beaufortsc.org.
February 22 & 23:
4th Annual Bands Brews & BBQ – a South Carolina Barbeque Association sanctioned cook-off event – hosted by the Town of Port Royal. Proceeds will benefit Firiends of Caroline Hospice. This event will feature a Wing Throw Down Party on Friday from 6-9 p.m. featuring live music and samplings of wings from participating cookers. The Saturday event will run from 12-4 p.m. and includes a cook-off in the categories of Ribs and Butts as well as live music from four local bands and entertainment for the kids. Friday tickets are $10 Adults ($15 at the door); Children under 12 are free. Saturday tickets ar $15 Adults ($20 at the door); Children under 12 are free. Both Days: $25 ($35 at the door). Maura Connelly, (843) 525-6257 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Bavarian Bastions,” presented by Beaufort Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St. $37.50, children $20. (800) 595-4849 or beaufortorchestra.org.