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.
Second & Fourth Tuesdays:
Beaufort Writers meeting, 4:30-6 p.m. Lady’s Island Airport. (843) 524-9119.
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 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! 3-7 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.
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! Habershamfarmersmarket.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/.
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 email@example.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.
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.
November 2 – 3:
2013 Auldbrass Tour presented by Open Land Trust Beaufort, SC. Tickets Tickets are $90 each (limit 10 per customer); Old Sheldon Church lunch tickets are $20 each; Saturday evening lecture event tickets are $50 each. If you need to order more than 10 tickets, please call (843) 521-2175 or email@example.com or openlandtrust.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.