Beaufort's Calendar
of Events for November, 2017

Today is Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Featured Calendar Events

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Classic Car & Truck Club of Beaufort official monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at Lady’s Island Country Club on Lady’s Island.

First Tuesdays:
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

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

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. or (843) 379-2787 or

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!

Jasper County Farmers Market! 1–6 p.m. 9935 Smart Blvd., Ridgeland. Everyone welcome! (843) 717-3690 or

First Fridays:
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.

First Fridays:
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

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.

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.

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

Third Saturday:
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 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

November 1-5:
The Fiber Artists of Beaufort (FAB) will be holding their sixth annual show at the SOBA Center for the Creative Arts in Bluffton, SC. The show will be available to the public, free of charge from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Saturday with a reception open to the public on Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m. Sunday hours are 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Creative Arts Center at Society of Bluffton Artists is located at 8 Church Street in  Bluffton. For more in formation visit FAB’s facebook page.

November 1-5:
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

November 2:
Beaufort County Historical Society guest speaker, Jon Hoffman-Gen. Chesty Puller, will speak at 2 p.m. at Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, Meridian Rd., Lady’s Island.

November 3:
First 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.

November 4:
The Beaufort County Land Trust, in conjunction with filmmaker Michael Miner, presents a screening of Miner’s latest Frank Lloyd Wright documentary, “An Evening with Masterpieces,” at 6 p.m. at the Technical College of the Low Country, 921 Ribaut Rd., Beaufort. “Masterpieces” is a magnificent journey to five of Frank Lloyd Wright’s finest buildings, including such famed structures as the Dana-Thomas house, and the Johnson Wax administration building, plus lesser known gems like Cedar Rock, and the rarely seen Auldbrass plantation. Immediately following the screening, University of Penn. Professor Emeritus and author David DeLong and Auldbrass restoration architect Tom Crews will will join the filmmaker onstage for a panel discussion of the Frank Lloyd Wright Revival Initiative, and its efforts to re-build Frank Lloyd Wright demolished structures on their original sites. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at

November 5:
University of South Carolina Beaufort Festival Series Chamber Music present Bach: Sonata in E-flat Major for Flute and Keyboard, BWV 1031. Arvo Pärt: Fratres for Cello and Piano (1977). Gaubert: Trois Aquarelles for Piano, Flute and Cello. Debussy: Syrinx for Solo Flute. Weber: Trio in g minor for Piano, Flute and Cello, Opus 63. Tara Helen O’Connor, flute. Phillip Bush, piano. Edward Arron, cello. 5 p.m. 801 Carteret St. (843) 208-8246 or

November 7:
“Operation Watchtower: The Battle for Guadalcanal” presentation with Dr. Fitz Hamer from the SC Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland, 6 p.m. Fought between 7 August 1942 and 9 February 1943, the Guadacanal Campaign was the first major Allied offensive launched against Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor. 10782 S Jacob Smart Blvd. Pre-registration required. (843) 284-9227 or

November 9-11:
35th Annual Heritage Days Celebration at the Penn Center, St. Helena Island. This year’s theme is Reconstruction Era: Changes and Challenges. The historic Penn Center, located on St. Helena Island, South Carolina, is expecting between 8,000—10,000 visitors for this year’s celebration. Visitors from all parts of the country and the world will converge on St. Helena Island to revel in an exciting three-day event that includes food, music, educational seminars, arts and crafts, a parade, and the cultural traditions of the Gullah people. For more information: (843) 838-2432 or

November 10:
Men’s Wildlife Supper with a Spiritual Flavor at Community Bible Church in Beaufort, 6:30-9 p.m. A menu of gator tail, bullfrog legs, wild boar, shrimp, side dishes and dessert followed by the “Freedom Is Not Free” presentation with former U.S. Navy SEAL Chad Williams. Tickets are free; advance registration required. Participants are asked to bring at least one friend who is unchurched or still exploring the claims of Jesus Christ. 638 Parris Island Gateway. (843) 525-0089 or

November 10:
The USCB Center for the Arts, 805 Carteret St. presents the comedy production of “The Wonderbread Years.” A fresh and funny salute to Americana, “The Wonder Bread Years,” starring Pat Hazell (former Seinfeld Show writer) is a fast-paced, hilarious production that gracefully walks the line between standup and theater. Audiences across the country enjoy a show that not only restores a much-needed sense of wonder, but leaves audiences laughing and savoring the past like never before. From sitting at the kids table to riding in the way-back of the Country Squire Wagon, “The Wonder Bread Years” is a comic bulls-eye for Baby Boomers everywhere. Everyone will recognize someone they love in this parody of family life as we once knew it – Grandma, Aunt Ethel – or fill in your own names. Come prepared to have the time of your life! Adults $30, Senior/Military $25, Students/Children $15. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or

November 11:
Please come out to honor our Veterans at the annual Beaufort Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony on Saturday, November 11th.  The parade starts at 9:30 a.m., at 1010 Bay St. It following the traditional parade route through downtown, and the Ceremony featuring the Parris Island Marine Band takes place at Beaufort National Cemetery starting at 11 a.m. For more information go to our facebook page.

November 11:
3rd Birthday Party at the Port Royal Sound Foundation’s Maritime Center in Okatie, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Food trucks, free hands-on fun and games, special guests and more. 310 Okatie Hwy. (843) 645-7774 or

November 12:
The 5th annual Bourbon, Bubbles & Brew at Breakwater Restaurant, 203 Carteret St., Beaufort, will take place on Sunday, November 12, to benefit the Beaufort Film Society and the 12th annual Beaufort International Film Festival. Hosted by Gary and Donna Lang and Beth Shaw, there will be culinary delights prepared as only Breakwater Restaurant could provide. Musical entertainment will be provided by the local Cluster Shucks band. This event sells out every year! Cost is $45 per person. Get a chance to win 2 All Events tickets to the 2017 Beaufort International Film Festival is included. One chance to win per ticket. The Beaufort Film Society will take ticket orders online at or phone orders @ (843) 522-3196.

November 15:
Continuing in the Archaeological vein, The Combahee Ferry Historic District exhibition will return to the Beaufort District Collection space from Oct. 2017-Feb. 2018. Dr. Eric Poplin will discuss the archaeology of this significant site in a special lecture in the Beaufort Branch Meeting Room, Beaufort County Library, 311 Scott St. 2 p.m. Additional information: Grace Cordial, Beaufort District Collection Manager, or (843) 255-6468.

November 16:
The University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts presents its Lunch with Author Series with Bren McClain. McClain earned a BA in English from Furman University and taught high school English for one year. Throughout her life, she was drawn to writing. McClain satisfied her desire as a small town newspaper journalist, a radio and television reporter and an anchor at various stations across the Southeast. Following that, and a few years spent  in corporate America, she was desperate for a creative outlet. She resigned and soon began concentrating on her writing. “When I returned to what was set in motion in a three-year-old Anderson, South Carolina, farm girl – writing and animals – my literary career changed, and my novel, One Good Mama Bone, was born.” Event starts at noon. Tickets are $42 and must be purchased in advance. Event to be held at the Hampton Hall Clubhouse, 170 Hampton Hall Blvd. For more information visit or call (843) 521-4100.

November 17-19:
Beaufort Children’s Theatre presents presents the musical production of “Shrek, The Musical, JR.” at The USCB Center for the Arts, 805 Carteret St. Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in “Shrek, The Musical, JR.”, based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It’s a “big bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family. November 17 & 18 at 7 p.m. and November 19 at 3 p.m. Adults $20, Senior/Military $18, Students/Children $14. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or

November 18:
A Lowcountry Fair with Historical Flair & Marsh Tacky Horse Races at Cotton Hall Plantation, Northern Beaufort. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Hosted by the Santa Elena History Center, the fair will feature activities highlighting aspects of the unique culture and heritage of the South Carolina Lowcountry and its historic underpinnings. The richness of our English, French, Native American, Scottish and Spanish heritage will be the focus of events, performances, and vendors featuring the arts, food, and activities characteristic of the countries of our ancestors, as well as some that are a uniquely American blend of them all. All activities and entertainment are included in the admission price. The entrance to the grounds will be off Cotton Hall Rd. between Old Sheldon Church Rd. and Route 17. For more information, (843) 379-1550 or

November 18:
Met Opera Live in HD Ade’s The Exterminating Angel. Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera. 1 p.m. Tickets, $20 ($18 OLLI Members). USCB Center for the Arts 805 Carteret St. (843) 521-4145 or

November 30:
Friends of Caroline Hospice presents the 30th Annual Festival of Trees! Opening Gala at the Shed in Port Royal, 809 Paris Ave. The Gala is the official kick off of the event, featuring a preview of 75+ beautifully and whimsically decorated trees available for purchase, a big silent auction, music, wine, beer and lots of food from ten of Beaufort’s best local restaurants. Purchase Tickets Here!

November 30:
“The Battle of Honey Hill” presentation with Bill Davies of the South Carolina Historical Society at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland, 6 p.m. A unique look into the soldiers’ lives who fought during this historically epic battle which took place nearby. Learn about the events that led up to the battle and how the South came out on top in the waning days of the Confederacy. 10782 S Jacob Smart Blvd. Pre-registration required. (843) 284-9227 or


Featured Event

Sea Island Magic!

The sea islands that extend along the Eastern coast of South Carolina and Georgia have a history and a style all their own. From the sandy beaches of Edisto Island, SC to the isolated beauty of Cumberland Island, GA, the South Atlantic coast boasts a variety of islands that appeal to the dreamer in each […]

Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner!

November 26: 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. Providing Thanksgiving dinner for the community is a favorite tradition at St. Helena’s. Dinners are served to our guests from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. and are also […]

Auldbrass Plantation!

Auldbrass Plantation showcases the architectural genius of Frank Lloyd Wright. Location: Combahee River, East of Yemassee on River Road, Beaufort County A true architectural treasure, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is nestled in the backwoods of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Located just outside Yemassee, Auldbrass Plantation is the only Southern Plantation designed […]

The Parris Island Museum

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 Depot is home to the Marine Corps’ first Command Museum, the […]

The History Of Sea Island Cotton

In the 18th century, cotton truly was king in Beaufort. Sea Island Cotton – a strain of cotton unique to the Lowcountry — served as a lucrative crop for local planters like the Elliott, Fripp, Barnwell, Heyward, Pope and Jenkins families. After the Revolutionary War, the British market for indigo disappeared, so planters needed a […]

Hunting Island

With five miles of pristine beach, an historic lighthouse, a nature center, a saltwater lagoon and ocean inlet, fishing pier, trails through acres of marsh and maritime forests and oceanfront camping, Hunting Island State Park attracts more than a million visitors each year. South Carolina’s most popular state park was forever changed after Hurricane Matthew hit […]

Hunting Island Lighthouse

The historic Hunting Island lighthouse was originally constructed in 1859 and is the only lighthouse in the state of South Carolina that is open to the public. From the top platform, for those who are adventurous enough to climb the 167 step spiral staircase, one truly can get a birds eye view of the Atlantic […]


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