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.
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 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 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].
Met Opera Live in HD – LA FILLE DU REGIMENT (Gaetano Donizetti). 1 p.m. Reserved Seating. Tickets, $20 ($18 OLLI Members). USCB Center for the Arts 805 Carteret St. (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
In its 15th year, The Beaufort Charities Oyster Roast is the premiere oyster roast in Beaufort County. Hosting 2,500+ attendees, this event offers ALL you can eat oysters, entertainment by “THE EMBERS” from 4-7 p.m. and “Steel Rail Express” from 8-10 p.m., a craft beer garden, 2 live auctions, and a FREE Kids Zone with pizza for kids from 5-12 years old. 1-10 p.m. Live Oak Park, 904 14th St. $35 in advance, $45 at the door. For more information, please visit www.beaufortcharities.org/oysterroast.
Pedro Menéndez de Avilés’ 500th Birthday Bash! A Spanish themed, family-friendly celebration of Pedro’s 500th birthday! Discover America’s Lost Century on a special Saturday at Santa Elena History Center, packed with special events commemorating founder Pedro Menéndez including Birthday Cake for all! Sangria Samples, Special Presentations, Classical Spanish Musicians, Food Trucks, Silent Auction & Raffles,16th C. Spanish Encampment, Meet Pedro Menénde, New Exhibits interpreting earliest history, Weapons Demonstrations, Children’s Activities and Birthday Card Decorating. $10/adult, $5/child (7-17). No cost for First Responders/Active Duty Military. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Santa Elena History Center, 1501 Bay St. (843) 379-1550 or santa-elena.org.
Third Annual March Forth! The Pat Conroy Literary Center will hold its third annual March Forth day of learning, at the Frissell Community House at Penn Center on St. Helena Island. Commemorating the anniversary of Pat Conroy’s death, March Forth will be a day-long embrace of nature, writing, social justice, and fellowship among writers and readers in the heart of Conroy’s beloved lowcountry. March Forth’s lineup will include: New York Times best-selling young adult novelist Nic Stone (author of Dear Martin); civil rights leader Cleveland Sellers and his biographer Adam Parker (author of Outside Agitator); Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy contributing writers Cassandra King Conroy, Tim Conroy, Jonathan Haupt, Ellen Malphrus, Sallie Ann Robinson, and Valerie Sayers; and a birding walk led by master naturalists Chris Marsh and Bob Speare. This event is sponsored by a generous gift from Erin and Matt Devlin and presented in partnership with Penn Center. REGISTRATION, $22 for all-day admission (10 a.m to 4:30 p.m.) with an optional $18 for a box lunch catered by Debbi Covington. Penn Center, Frissell Community Center, 16 Penn Center Cir E, St. Helena Island. marchforth2019.brownpapertickets.com/.
Maison Beaufort is a four-day event held at The Beaufort Inn’s Tabby Place, 913 Port Republic St., in downtown Beaufort, South Carolina. The home furnishings show will showcase 20-30 carefully selected vendors offering a variety of items for the Home and Garden—a blend of antiques and art, vintage and one-of-a-kinds, lighting and furniture, linens, and garden accents. Preview Party, March 7, 4:30-7 p.m. General Admission, March 8-10, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Puchase Tickets here.
Irish Genealogy Essentials! Tracing your Irish and Scots Irish ancestors can be exhausting and frustrating, but the ‘hunt’ can lead to exciting discoveries along the way. We will cover topics such as land divisions & the importance of discovering your ancestor’s “townland”; the 1901 & 1911 census, 19th century fragments & pre-1800 census substitutes; Griffith’s Valuation and tithe applotment books; the Ulster Plantation; where and how to access church, civil & workshouse records; on-line records, websites and the resources available in Ireland at PRONI and the National Archives of Ireland. We will end with shared stories and knowledge/insights gained from your research. Come join us and celebrate your Irish heritage! Instructor, Barbara Friis. $15, ($12 for Heritage Library members. Use promotion code “member”). 1-2:30 p.m. Santa Elena History Center, 1501 Bay St. (843) 379-1550 or santa-elena.org.
“Priscilla’s Legacy,” Saturday, February 9th 2 p.m. Join us for the film, “Priscilla’s Legacy,” to learn about a remarkable young woman who was stolen from the African Coast and the two separate families who were impacted by her life and legacy. St. Helena Branch Library 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Rd., St. Helena. (843) 255-6540 beaufortcountylibrary.org.
Dancing with Our Stars 2019 – Grab you seats for CAPA (Child Abuse Prevention Association) in partnership with Center for the Arts presents a fun-filled night of local “celebrities” and dance professionals raising critical funds for CAPA while vying for a coveted trophy and bragging rights as the “Best Dancers in Beaufort” Check out CAPA’s Facebook page to cast your popular vote for your favorite celebrity. Actual judging will take place the evening of the show with spectacular celebrity judges. This will be an evening to remember to a very worthy cause. 7:30 p.m. USCB Center For The Arts, 801 Carteret St. There are no more tickets available online. Contact the University Of South Carolina – Beaufort for information on additional ticket availability, (843) 521-4145.
6th Annual Bridges Block Party presented by Ameris Bank! The day will be filled with fabulous food and topped with adventure for all ages. We will have live music, unique artisans, a variety of food trucks,beer garden, family activities, kids zone and more! So whether you are a foodie looking for the best bowl of shrimp and grits in the low country or just looking for a family fun day – Bridges Block Party is for you! Grab your dancing shoes, bring your appetite and join the fun on Paris Ave. General admission is Free! 12-5 p.m. 6th_Annual_Bridges_Block_Party_Shrimp_Grits_Cookoff.
Ducks Unlimited Banquet Ridgeland! Attention Outdoor Enthusiasts, please join us for the Jasper County Ducks Unlimited Conservation & Dinner Banquet. 6–10 p.m. at Jasper County Farmers Market, 9935 South Jacob Smart Blvd. Hwy. 17. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7:30, followed by one of the country’s best auctions! Open bar serving beer, wine, and mixed drinks. This year’s auction features a number of different limited edition exclusive shotguns as well as some of the country’s most sought after DU artwork. We’ll also have plenty of chances for great merchandise and prizes including premium firearms,and top of the line hunting gear.Tickets are only $45.00 each or $85.00 a couple. For tickets or information contact; Eric Horton (843) 368-5240 or [email protected]. Jim Horton (843) 441-5586 or [email protected]. Come join us for one of the newest Ducks Unlimited Banquets in South Carolina! www.ducks.org/tickets.
Resource Foundation of Jasper County 5K Run/Walk! 8:30-11:30 a.m. This race is one of the major fundraiser for The Resource Foundation of Jasper County, a non profit corporation (501-C-3) that raises support and funding for the programs and services provided by Jasper County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs (JCBDSN). The programs supplement the services JCBDSN provides to over 180 individuals with lifelong disabilities and specials needs in Jasper County and surrounding areas. $20. Sergeant Jasper Park, 1458 Red Dam Rd., Hardeeville. SIGN UP NOW!
34th Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival in Sea Pines Resort. The week will consist of wine tastings/educational events as well as wine dinners throughout the island. The Sip and Stroll will be on Thursday, March 14th, the Grand Tasting will be Friday night, March 15th and the Public Tasting will be Saturday, March 16, all located in and around the iconic Harbour Town in Sea Pines Resort. Ticket prices vary for each event and can be found and purchased by going to hiltonheadwineandfood.com.
Please join United Way of the Lowcountry Women United for this year’s Power of the Purse presented by Beaufort Memorial. The event will take place at Dataw Island Clubhouse from 6–9 p.m. Power of the Purse celebrates the efforts of women in our community by honoring the Woman of the Year. Applications are being accepted now for this year’s Woman of the Year. The event includes live music, wine, beer, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction with designer handbags, trips, golf packages, hunting experiences and much more. There’s even a “Man Cave,” presented by SERVPRO of Beaufort County featuring a special lounge area. Proceeds from the event benefit Women United’s Breaking Barriers to Education Fund and Operation Backpack. This school year, Operation Backpack provided more than 1,000 backpacks full of school supplies to local children in need. Tickets $70, $130 Couples. Purchase Your Tickets! Jaime Dailey-Vergara, [email protected] or (843) 982-3040.
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents PIRATES OF PENZANCE & MORE
New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players perform The Pirates of Penzance in one act, performing famous numbers by your favorite characters. Act II be entertained with many selections from G & S comic operas. 7:30 p.m. Reservations required. Adults $35, Senior/Military $30, Students/Children $15. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
Architect’s Tour! In a city reknown for historic architecture, this tour will celebrate the creative and distinctive contemporary architecture that interprets the Lowcountry and gives it a definite 21st century look. Visit private homes in and around Beaufort. Sponsored by Gilbert Law Firm. Advance reservations recommended, [email protected] or (843) 379-3331.
University of South Carolina Beaufort Chamber Music Concerts: Dvořák: Silent Woods for Cello and Piano, Opus 68, No. 5. Rebecca Clarke: Dumka: Duo Concertante for Violin, Viola and Piano. Schubert: String Trio in B-flat Major, D. 581. Fauré: Piano Quartet in c minor, Opus 15. Phillip Bush, piano. Aaron Boyd, violin. Dimitri Murrath, viola. Edward Arron, cello. 5 p.m. 801 Carteret St. (843) 208-8246 or www.uscb.edu/festivalseries.
University of South Carolina Beaufort Lunch with Authors Series! Lunch with Author REBECCA KAUFFMAN! 12 p.m. Hampton Hall Clubhouse, 170 Hampton Hall 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.
BDC Local Literary History Program: Remembering Ann Head, Beaufort’s Forgotten Author and Mentor to Pat Conroy. Presented by daughter, Nancy Head Thode. 5:30 p.m. at the Beaufort Branch Meeting Room, 311 Scott Street. Brought to you by Pat Conroy Literary Center. Registration open until full: http://bit.ly/2Ddyda6. Don’t delay as seats are limited!
March 29-April 7:
Nao Santa María at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park! The Nao Santa María is one of the most famous ships of humanity. On October 12, 1492, captained by Christopher Columbus, protagonist of one of the most important milestones in history: the Discovery of America, the Meeting between the Worlds that is related to the evolution of universal history. The visit consists of a guided tour through the 5 decks of the Santa María, where you can find informative panels with the history of the ship, ornamental elements of the time and talk with the crew to feel how to live the Spanish sailors 500 years ago. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Santa Elena History Center, 1501 Bay St. (843) 379-1550 or santa-elena.org.
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents ARTRAGEOUS! The Artrageous experience is high energy, interactive, mysterious and pure fun! For the first time on one stage, the Fine Arts meets the Performing Arts. Music, dance, paint, performance, participation and MORE. 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating. Adults $35, Senior/Military $30, Students/Children $15. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
Met Opera Live in HD – DIE WALKURE (Richard Wagner). 12 p.m. Reserved Seating. Tickets, $20 ($18 OLLI Members). USCB Center for the Arts 805 Carteret St. (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.