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.
Beaufort Writers meeting, 4:30-6 p.m. Lady’s Island Airport. (843) 524-9119.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5th Annual Pelican Plunge – Hunting Island North Beach at 12 a.m. Save the date for this annual fundraiser on New Year’s Day.
The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce Business for Breakfast at Hilton Garden In, 1500 Queen St., 8-9:30 a.m., The power of email marketing. 9:45-11″15 a.m, Social Media Marketing Made Simple. Join us for either or both sessions. $10 for members, $20 non members. (843) 525-8500 or beaufortsc.org.
The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at Saltus River Grill, 802 Bay St., 5:30-7 p.m. Free and all are welcome. (843) 525-8500 or beaufortsc.org.
Historic Beaufort Foundation’s Annual Oyster Roast, 5-7 p.m at The Oaks Plantation on Saint Helena Island! Freshly roasted oysters, pulled pork, BBQ chicken, red rice, salad, dessert, and two drinks included. $45 HBF members, $55 non-members. Music by the Side Street Walkers. 501 Pinckney St. (843) 379-3331 or historicbeaufort.org.
Master storyteller Judy Sima gives a public family performance following her residency in Beaufort County schools, 7:30 p.m. Judy Sima delights audiences with warmth, and bubbles over with humor, song, and loads of audience participation. 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 Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce Coffee with Colleagues at Dunkin Donuts, 2427 Boundary St., 8:30-9:30 a.m. Free networking opportunity for members. Bring your business cards and join us! (843) 525-8500 or beaufortsc.org.
January 19 – 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.
Seafood Fest, 3 p.m. Old Packing Shed, 10 De Gullah Way, St. Helena Island. $25. (843) 304-2120.
2013 Thomas H. Horton, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament and Oyster Roast! The Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island host the golf tournament starting at 10:30 a.m. with a 12 shootgun start, $125 /player (Includes lunch, golf and 2 tickets for the Oyster Roast). Oyster roast to follow golf tournament at Cat Island Grill and Pub at the Sanctuary Golf Club, $30. Mail entries and or/oyster roast reservations with entry fee by Friday, January 18th to: Beaufort Academy, Blue & White Booster Club, 240 Sams Point Rd., Beaufort, SC 29907.
Family Fun Day, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Center Stage, Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary St. Free! (843) 521-9000.
2nd St. Helena Market Clean Up Day! Volunteers Needed! We are about half way there! The Land Trust is looking for a few more individuals to help us clean out the St. Helena Market, 8:30 a.m.-till. 507 Sea Island Parkway. Don’t forget to bring your work gloves! (843) 521-2175 if you are able to help us out this Saturday.
The Exchange Club Flapjack Fundraiser, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Applebee’s, 2338 Boundary St. $7 for adults, children $5. (843) 525-0102 or exchangeclubofbeaufort.org.
Gullah Cultural Alliance Inaugural Gala Celebration, 6:30 p.m. Holiday Inn, 2225 Boundary St. $55-$65. (843) 575-5196.
January 25 – February 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.
The Winter Night Sky! 6–7 p.m. The winter night sky has a lot to offer that other seasons don’t. Come out to the park for a wintertime astronomy presentation and stargazing on the lawn. A telescope will be provided, and as always, personal telescopes are welcome. We will be on the lookout for planets, constellations, meteor and anything else the vast winter sky has to offer. Class will be held in any weather. $2, all ages. Old Santee Canal Park, off of U. S. 52 By-pass (R. C. Dennis Blvd.) in Moncks Corner. (843) 899-5200 or oldsanteecanalpark.org.
Lopez & Tabor piano and violin duo, sponsored by Fripp Island Friends of Music, 5 p.m. Fripp Island Community Center, 205 Tarpon Blvd. $25, students $10. (843) 838-6655 or islc.net/friendsofmusic.
Books Sandwiched In 2013 meets at USCB Center for the Arts, 12-1 p.m. The Books Sandwiched In series, sponsored by the Friends of the Beaufort County Library, is one of the Beaufort “Friends” most popular projects. Local authors, well-known community leaders, celebrities, educators and world-travelers have appeared as presenters on the Books Sandwiched In stage. Everyone is welcome. 801 Carteret Street. (843) 255-6503 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.
Women’s Wellness/Weight Loss Seminar by Dr. Sheila Stephens of Stephens Compounding Pharmacy. Women Only – Open to Public, 11 a.m. Lakeview Room, Amenity Center, Hampton Lake. Catherine Guscio (843) 836-7463 or email@example.com.
Beaufort County Historical Society, CoastaStates Bank and the Mitchelville Preservation Project will present Jubilee of Freedom Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation at the University Performing Arts Center, 6 p.m. This historical document was originally read in Beaufort on Jan, 1, 1863, the 13th Amendment to the Constitution was presented to Congress of Jan. 31, 1863. Tickets are $20 and $15 for Beaufort County Historical Society members/seniors/and students. Tickets are available by calling the USCB Performing Arts Center at (843) 521-4145. Beaufort County Historical Society, (843) 785-2767 or firstname.lastname@example.org or beaufortcountyhistoricalsociety.org.