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.
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@example.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 & 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 beaufortshagclub.com.
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 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 hhiconcours.com.
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. www.beaufortcountyhistoricalsociety.org.
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. mainstreetbeaufort.com/first-friday-after-five.
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 www.uscb.edu/festivalseries.
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 penncenter.com.
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 uscbcenterforthearts.com.
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 beaufortfilmfestival.com or phone orders @ (843) 522-3196.
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, email@example.com or (843) 255-6468.
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 uscbcenterforthearts.com or call (843) 521-4100.
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 uscbcenterforthearts.com.
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 santa-elena.org.
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 uscbcenterforthearts.com.