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 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.
Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays:
Tours of Historic 1846 St. Peter’s Catholic Church and Graveyard. 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m., Tues. 1-3 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat. 710 Carteret St. Free. (843) 522-9555 or stpeters-church.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, 9 a.m. 102 Heronwyck Plantation Dr.(843) 509-1903.
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.
Downtown Beaufort Farmers Market! 2-6 p.m. West Street. Join us each week and visit Area Farmers & Growers. Live Entertainment. Cooking Demonstrations by local Chefs. Each week, a local non-profit organization will be selling soft drinks and water. (843) 525-6644 or downtownbeaufort.com/farmers-market.
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.
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.
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.
November 1 – 3:
Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance at various locations. Savannah Speed Classic at Hutchinson Island, Oct. 25-27; Motoring Midway (Nov. 2-3), Car Club Jamboree (Nov. 2) and Concours d’Elegance (Nov. 3) at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. (843) 785-7469 or hhiconcours.com.
November 1 – 3:
2013 Auldbrass Tour presented by Open Land Trust Beaufort, SC. Auldbrass Tour is scheduled for Saturday & Sunday with a cocktail party on Friday Night. Tour tickets are $90 each (limit 10 per customer); BBQ Lunch at Old Sheldon Church is $20 per ticket; Friday evening cocktail party tickets are $75 each; Saturday evening lecture event tickets are $50 — all will be available online or by phone in August! If you need to order more than 10 tickets, please call (843) 521-2175 or openlandtrust.com/news-events/auldbrass-plantation-tour. To be added to our Auldbrass mailing list, email@example.com.
Annual Oyster Roast hosted by the Rotary Club of the Lowcountry at Live Oak Park, Port Royal. For more information please contact Jeff Althoff, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cocktail Reception with Auldbrass Connoisseurs! Enjoy meeting our guest lecturer Anthony Alofsin along with several other Auldbrass experts! 5-7 p.m. at Lowcountry Produce Market & Café, 302 Carteret St. Tickets are $75 each. (843) 521-2175 or openlandtrust.org.
November 2 – 3:
Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance! Motoring Midway (Nov. 2-3), Car Club Jamboree (Nov. 2) and Concours d’Elegance (Nov. 3) at Port Royal Golf Club. (843) 785-7469 or hhiconcours.com.
4th Annual Farmer’s Table Benefit for Lowcountry Food Bank, 5:30-9 p.m. Eight of Beaufort’s chefs, local farmers, food artisans and friends of the Lowcountry Food Bank will join together for the 3rd annual Farmer’s Table benefit dinner, hosted by Habersham Marketplace. Guests will be treated to a supper made with fresh, locally sourced food, craft cocktails, beer and wine, and live bluegrass music for a great local cause. A limited number of tickets are available. Tickets are $100 each. Tickets can be purchased online at lowcountryfoodbank.org/farmerstable or (843) 747-8146 ext. 105.
Paddlefest 2013 at Hunting Island State Park! Race kayaks and SUP’s or simply enjoy the camaraderie of paddling in a beautiful coastal area with like-minded people. Paddlefest offers 3 or 6 mile courses. Beginning in a lagoon from a sand beach you will paddle out into an ocean inlet and then turnaround at the halfway point to retrace your path. Spectators are able to see the start/finish or the entire middle of the race from one of two bridges. paddlefestsc.org.
Frank Lloyd Wright Lecture Event with Anthony Alofsin, 6-8 p.m. at USCB Performing Arts Center, 805 Carteret St. Tickets are $50 each. (843) 521-2175 or openlandtrust.org.
The Parish Church of St. Helena Fall Bazaar, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Our Fall Bazaar is famous throughout the Lowcountry, thanks to the multitude of dedicated parishioners who contribute their time, talent, and ideas to the success of this Parish Church Women fundraising event. Featured booths include the Holiday House, Boutique and Crafts, Church Mice, Bargain Spot, Frozen Foods, Baked Goods, Books, Plants, Silent Auction, and much more! Betty Ann Allison at (843) 473-5639 or Martha Scott at (843) 846-1818. 505 Church St. (843) 522-1712 or sthelenas1712.org.
3nd Annual Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival at The Promenade in Historic Bluffton, 2-6 p.m. Over 125 of the world’s best ales, stouts, lagers and pilsners, plus a food court featuring five area restaurants and live music from two bands. Admission to the festival area is free, however a Festival Ticket is required to sample beer. Bluffton Beer Festival Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, a Beer Festival Souvenir Sampling Glass (first 1000) and six samples are included with a festival ticket. The cost for additional 4 ounces samples vary from $1 to $3. The price of the beer samples are based on the style and gravity of the beers. A portion of proceeds from the event with go to benefit Palmetto Animal League. (843) 757-8520 or blufftonbeerfest.com.
November 7 – 9:
Penn Center Heritage Days Celebration, encourages attendees to immerse themselves in the Gullah culture through events both educational and entertaining. The annual festival is a free event that recognizes the Gullah heritage and its ties to West and Central Africa, as well as the Lowcountry. It is hosted by Penn Center, a museum and cultural center situated on the site of the first school for freed slaves established during the Civil War. 16 Penn Center Circle W, St Helena Island. (843) 838-2432 or PennCenter.com.
November 8 – 10:
FAB! The Fiber Artists of Beaufort’s 2nd Annual show at Tabby Fabric & Studio in downtown Beaufort,meet all 10 artists at the Nov., 8th reception from 5:30-8 p.m. (843) 379-2787 or ArtWorksInBeaufort.org.
SAVE THE DATE! Blues Concert on Cane Island at the Daffodil Farm. ARTworks at (843) 379-2787 or ArtWorksInBeaufort.org.
Open Land Trust’s 3rd Annual “Arts-in-the-Barn” event at Widgeon Point Preserve – Lemon Island. Set amidst the splendor of Widgeon Point Preserve – one of the most beautiful destinations in Beaufort County – will be art for sale by some of our region’s best local artists. Art and artists from the Four Corners Gallery along with the Low Country Plein Air Society will be on site. This event is FREE and open to the public! (843) 521-2175 or openlandtrust.com.
Classy & Sassy Tasty Tuesday Women’s Night Out – Women Of Greatness, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Women of Greatness is on a mission to equip, inspire, motivate, and empower women to live a life of great health, wealth and endless possibilities. Holiday Inn and Suites, 2225 Boundary St. Calling all women of Beaufort and surrounding areas! General admission, $10. VIP seating, $25. email@example.com or thewomenofgreatness.com.
November 13 & 16:
A new monthly series with ARTworks resident artist Cindy Male, “Art History: An Ongoing Pursuit.” View the history of art through film, visuals, discussion, hands on investigation, and conversation about art informed by local inspiration. $5. Wed., 6:30-8 p.m. and Sat., 4:30-6 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org or ArtWorksInBeaufort.org.
November 14 & 21:
Sea Glass: an introduction to glass fusing at ARTworks, with Greg Rawls. All students must wear closed toe shoes! Safety equipment and glass cutting tools will be supplied. This is a one-day, 2 1/2 hour class. Classes are 6:30-9 p.m., and tuition includes all materials and kiln time: $75 payable to Gregorie Glass during class. email@example.com to register or ArtWorksInBeaufort.org.
Business After Hours, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hosted by University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts and Lowcountry Real Estate, 801 Carteret St. FREE – All are welcome! (843) 525-8500 or beaufortsc.org.
The Beaufort County Historical Society is pleased to announce at 12:45 p.m., the Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony for the St. Peters Catholic Church at 710 Carteret St. St. Peters Catholic Church was established in 1846 and has been an integral part of the Beaufort Community. The Dedication will be proceeded by a Mass at noon (very limited seating). There will be tours of the Church and Church Yard and light refreshments after the Dedication. (912) 604-3634 or beaufortcountyhistoricalsociety.org.
Coffee with Colleagues, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Greenfish Gallery, 812 Bay St. (843) 525-8500 or beaufortsc.org.
Corn Shuck Wreath Workshop! You can create a different, but traditional wreath for the holidays at our Corn shuck wreath workshop. These simple, yet beautiful wreaths will herald in the spirit of the holidays for years to come! Bring an old towel and scissors. 2–4 p.m. All ages, $15 per person. Learning Center, Old Santee Canal Park, off of U. S. 52 By-pass (R. C. Dennis Blvd.) in Moncks Corner. (843) 899-5200 or oldsanteecanalpark.org.
The Exchange Club of Beaufort announces the 26th Annual Auction to Benefit CAPA, at The Shed in Port Royal. This year’s event, Wild West Live & Silent Auction, will be a fun-filled night featuring a BBQ chicken dinner, cash bar, entertainment and a western attire contest. If you would like to donate an item, service or trip, please call Ron Voegeli, Auction Chairman, at (843) 812-2796 or capabeaufort.org.
Make Felted Ornaments with Laurie Lovell, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Learn techniques, felting wool fleece, blending color, forming images and shapes. 6-8 participants only, in her studio at ARTworks. (843) 379-2787 or ArtWorksInBeaufort.org.
The Low Country Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is sponsoring a Hymn Festival to benefit Family Promise of Beaufort County. The Festival will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 24 Pope Ave., at 5:30 p.m. The venue has changed from Providence Presbyterian to accommodate more than 150 adult choir participants. The massed Choir will include members from 11 participating churches. The conductor will be Charles D. Frost from Sea Island Presbyterian Church on Lady’s Island and the organists will be Dr. JooSoo Son from Providence Presbyterian Church and Thomas M. Fierro from St. Peter Catholic Church. The Festival Choir will be accompanied by organ, handbells and Ceremonial Brass of Savannah, with tympani. A special treat will be the participation of children’s choirs from St. Helena Episcopal Church in Beaufort and The Baptist Church of Beaufort. They will join the Festival Choir in an arrangement of the Tallis Canon. The program will feature the Seasons of the Church Year. Hymns and anthems will be sung by both choir and congregation. No tickets needed to attend the performance, but a freewill offering will go to support Family Promise of Beaufort County’s work with homeless children and their families. (843) 815-4211 or FamilyPromiseBeaufortCounty.org.
November 19 – 24:
7th Annual Music to Your Mouth Food & Wine Festival! Get your belly ready for the seventh helping of Palmetto Bluff’s Music To Your Mouth Festival. Once again we will gather the best and the brightest chefs for a singular lip-smacking experience, right in the spectacular South Carolina Lowcountry. This is the place to flap your jaws with the culinary rock stars that just wow-ed your taste buds. (866) 706-6565 or musictoyourmouth.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.
Beaufort County Historical Society meeting at noon. Speaker, Grace Cordia on Child Labor in the LowCountry. Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club, Meridian Rd., Lady’s Island. The Beaufort County Historical Society is the oldest association in Beaufort County dedicated to the study and preservation of history. A member based organization, the Society was established in 1939. (912) 604-3634 or beaufortcountyhistoricalsociety.org.
November 22 – 24:
25th Annual Christmas Made in the South! This nationally acclaimed event is a fantastic way to ease into your holiday shopping and find that special holiday gift for that “hard to shop for” friend. Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. One Admission Good for All 3 Days with hand stamp! Adults, $7; Children 12 & Under, Free. ACRES OF FREE PARKING! Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. madeinthesouthshows.com.
Storyteller Kim Weitkamp, in the black box theater: “With complete fluidity she took us from heartwarming childhood stories into the outrageous world of the impossible. I was a hilarious take off and a wild ride.” – News Messenger. kimweitkamp.com or (843) 379-2787 or ArtWorksInBeaufort.org.
Tellabration! Guilds and storytelling enthusiasts all around the globe will share their storytelling talents in concerts held in cities and towns to celebrate the art of storytelling. Locally, ARTworks is bringing together our area’s celebrated storytellers and young storytelling troupes, to delight, captivate, and mesmerize audiences with their tales. (843) 379-2787 or ArtWorksInBeaufort.org.
November 28 – December 1:
As soon as the Thanksgiving meal is finished, it is time to get ready for some serious outlet shopping fun and the season’s biggest savings at Tanger Outlets! The After Thanksgiving Moonlight Madness Sale begins at 10 p.m. Thanksgiving night kicking off the holiday shopping season. Find exclusive, after Thanksgiving deals starting at 10 p.m. and continuing throughout the entire weekend. (843) 837-5410 or visit tangeroutlet.com/promotions/moonlightmadness before heading to Tanger Outlets to find plenty of bonus outlet savings and download the special offers that will be available on the day you plan to shop, all weekend long.
Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at The Parish Church of St. Helena, 12-2 p.m. Turkey and other traditional Thanksgiving foods served by parishioners in the spirit of Christian love and sharing. Volunteers are needed; monetary donations welcome. Take-away meals are available from 9-11 a.m. for those who want to carry meals to the elderly or home-bound. (843) 522-1712 ext. 220 or sthelenas1712.org.