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 protected].
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].
47th Annual Gopher Hill Festival presents The Sound Of Music In Our Town, Ridgeland, SC. Live music and entertainment, children’s activities, pageants, golf tournaments, Kidz Parade, talent shows, street dances and more. For a complete schedule of events, visit gopherhillfestival.org.
October 4: University of South Carolina Beaufort Lunch with Authors Series! Lunch with Author Michelle Campbell! 12 p.m. Hampton Hall Clubhouse, 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.
Beaufort Shrimp Festival in Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Fri., 6-10 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Local restaurants showcase their best shrimp dishes with live entertainment, Shrimp Peeling & Eating Contests for kids and the Sea Island Rotary Clubs Charity Rubber Shrimp Race. (843) 525-6644 or beaufortshrimpfestival.com.
Winter Dance Party! The official Tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. Experience a live re-creation of their final tour including their hit songs: That’ll Be the Day, Peggy Sue, La Bamba 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.
The Pat Conroy Literary Center’s 2nd Annual Lowcountry Book Club Convention! Featuring Annie Spence in Conversation with James E. McTeer, II. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Rd. (843) 525-8211 or [email protected].
Met Opera Live in HD – AIDA (Giuseppe Verdi). 12:55 p.m. Reserved Seating. Tickets, $20 ($18 OLLI Members). USCB Center for the Arts 805 Carteret St. (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
The St. Helena Island Community Market was established by The Beautification Committee of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park to create a regular community marketplace for small local farmers, craft vendors, and young entrepreneurs. The Market will also be used to continue enhancing the positive image of the MLK Park in the community. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (843) 441-0657 or www.sthelenaislandcommunitymarket.com.
Beaufort Drum Circle! Bring a chair and your favorite percussion instrument. Come enjoy our community drum circle. No experience necessary and open to all ages. Rain or shine, as we enjoy the gazebo on wet days. If you have a heart beat, you can drum or shake. Pay to park at the marina, right next to the Contemplative Garden at Henry Chambers Waterfront Park. 5:30-7 p.m. Questions? Contact Jane at (732) 259-1935 or Lanny at (843) 441-0169 or [email protected].
The Beaufort Symphony Orchestra, celebrating their 32nd season presents Classical Genius Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Sam Parrini: Soloist, Mozart Don Giovanni Overture, Haydn Clock Symphony 101. 7:30 p.m., at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Dr. Tickets can be purchased at www.beaufortorchestra.org.
AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’! Don’t miss this live show by The Irving Street Players, featuring 30 show-stopping musical numbers from Fats Waller Songbook through Harlem in its heyday! 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating, Adults $35, Senior/Military $30, Students/Children $15. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
The 14th annual Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival will be held in the charming and eclectic historic and state designated cultural district of Bluffton SC, well known for its quirky art community and natural river beauty. The festival is a week long event offering a myriad of activities, showcasing the locally harvested seafood, delicious Low Country cuisine, rich history, culture and art of the area and Southern hospitality found only in Bluffton. The highlight of the festival is the Streetfest which includes a juried fine art show featuring over 100 artists from 10 different states displaying and selling their art, delicious food provided by the area’s premier restaurants and caterers and great music and entertainment. For more information about the Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival, go to blufftonartsandseafoodfestival.com.
Beaufort Food Truck Festival Grub for Hope 2018! The Beaufort Food Truck Festival is a community event to benefit Jaycee Camp Hope. Jaycee Camp Hope is a statewide residential camp for citizens with intellectual disabilities. The camp has been supported by South Carolina Jaycees since 1969 and is located in Pendleton, SC near Clemson University. For some campers and their families, Jaycee Camp Hope is the only opportunity for a retreat. While it is a learning retreat for the camper, it is a well-received life retreat for the parents that give so unselfishly every day. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Beaufort Towne Center, 2015-2127 Boundary St.
The Beaufort Symphony Orchestra, celebrating their 32nd season presents Classical Genius Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Sam Parrini: Soloist, Mozart Don Giovanni Overture, Haydn Clock Symphony 101. 4 p.m., at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Dr. Tickets can be purchased at www.beaufortorchestra.org.
Monday Night Is Movie Night, CHRISTOPHER ROBIN! 7 p.m. All seats, $7. USCB Center for the Arts 805 Carteret St. (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
Met Opera Live in HD – SAMSON ET DALILA (Camille Saint-Saëns). 12:55 p.m. Reserved Seating. Tickets, $20 ($18 OLLI Members). USCB Center for the Arts 805 Carteret St. (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
Night On The Sound! Join us for an evening on the Port Royal Sound! This year, our special guest will be David Gallo, American oceanographer and explorer. David Gallo previously worked as the Director of Special Projects at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He currently serves as Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives at the Center for Climate and Life of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. Hosted by Port Royal Sound Foundation, this annual event includes an amazing presentation by David Gallo, cocktails, dinner, live entertainment and a silent auction. 6-11 p.m. General Admission – includes cocktails and Hors d’oeuvre, and seated dinner with presentation: $250 VIP – includes 1.5 hour cruise on the Chechessee River with guest speaker, cocktails and Hors d’oeuvre, and seated dinner with presentation (limited number of tickets available), $750. For more information, please contact Alicia Powell at (843) 645-7774 or [email protected].
October 23: University of South Carolina Beaufort Lunch with Authors Series! Lunch with Author KATHRYN SMITH! 12 p.m. Belfair Country Club, 4881, 200 Belfair Oaks Blvd., Bluffton, SC. 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.
October 26-November 4:
The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance will bring international names in automotive collecting and racing to Hilton Head Island for its 17th 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 Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens! An eagerly anticipated annual event featuring self paced walking tours of private historic house, gardens & plantations in and around the coastal city of Beaufort. Friday, 1-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Hosted by Historic Beaufort Foundation. historicbeaufort.org or [email protected] or (843) 379- 3331.
Pledge the Pink Day One! Join us for our maiden voyage to Fripp Island and soak up the best 10 miles the Lowcountry has to offer! Our course includes beaches, boardwalks, the Ocean Point golf course, and breathtaking views of Hunting Island State Park, Pritchard Island, and St Phillips Island. Oh, and the world’s friendliest deer will be with you every step of the way. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort, 2119 Sea Island Pkwy. pledgethepink.com.
BIG BAND SOUNDS, Through The Ages! Featuring vocalists Penney Lynn Smith and Michael Schwartzkopf, you’ll step back in time with the swinging sounds of the big band era performed by this talented orchestra. You will want to get out of your seat and dance!! 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating, Adults $30, Senior/Military $25, Students/Children $15. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
Met Opera Live in HD – LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST (Giacomo Puccini). 12:55 p.m. Reserved Seating. Tickets, $20 ($18 OLLI Members). USCB Center for the Arts 805 Carteret St. (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
2018 Fall ArtWalk! Main Street Beaufort, USA, invites you to a artful evening for the Fall ArtWalk. Visit more than a dozen galleries in downtown Beaufort featuring varied styles and mediums of art for all tastes and desires. Refreshments will also be offered. 5–8 p.m. For more information, contact the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce at (843) 525-8500 or beaufortchamber.org.