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.
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents MOVIE NIGHT! Every Monday night enjoy a wide variety of amazing independent films. $7. 7 p.m. Click here for our full list of movies. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beaufort Track Club Track Night! Join the Beaufort Track Club each Tuesday night for an open community track workout. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced workouts are posted each week to ensure that you are getting the workout that you need. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Beaufort High School Track, 84 Sea Island Pkwy. GroundedRunning.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 & 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.
Farmers, cooks, jam- and salsa-makers and all kinds of artisans meet locals on Calhoun Street for the Farmers Market of Bluffton from 1-6 p.m. With an assortment of farm fresh produce, including strawberries, carrots, onions, spinach, varieties of lettuce, broccoli, mushrooms, beets, potatoes and more, the Farmers Market bound to have something for every kind of guest. Plus, in addition to the local honey, eggs and cheese, there’s also all kinds of prepared foods, from BBQ, gumbo, fried oysters and shrimp, she crab soup and crab cakes to crepes, empanadas, fresh baked pastries and breads, coffee, kettle corn and chocolates. Also for sale are herbs, plants and flowers. Picnic tables are out, so guests can enjoy their goodies at the market and there is almost always live entertainment to entertain crowds, as well as a chef demonstration, so attendees can learn how to make healthy dishes. There is an Artisan Showcase on the first Thursday of every month to highlight a handful of local artists and their incredible Lowcountry craftsmanship. For more information, call (843) 415-2447 or go to Farmers Market of Bluffton.
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@example.com or (843) 379-2787 or beaufortcountyarts.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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@example.com.
August 1-November 2:
Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage presents The Great Charleston Earthquake of 1886 exhibit. This exhibit examines the most destructive earthquake ever recorded in the eastern United States. The quake occurred near Charleston, SC on August 31, 1886. Discover details about the devastation and how rescue efforts were deployed during the 1800’s. The exhibit also teaches how to protect yourself today should an earthquake occur.The Great Charleston Earthquake, 1886 was developed by the South Carolina State Museum with research, collaboration and assistance from Susan Millar Williams and Stephen G. Hoffius, authors of “Upheaval in Charleston: Earthquake and Murder on the Eve of Jim Crow” (University of Georgia Press, 2011) and the Emergency Management Division of South Carolina. The Morris Center hours 10 a.m-5 p.m. and it is located at 10782 Jacob Smart Blvd. S. Ridgeland, SC. (843) 284-9227, firstname.lastname@example.org or morrisheritagecenter.org.
Tru de Eyes of De Gullah/Geechee: Plantations of the Lowcountry, hosted by Morris Center For Lowcountry Heritage and and the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition. In honor of Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week, Queen Quet takes visitors on a journey through the museum’s latest exhibition, Beyond the Oaks: Lowcountry Plantations. This “histo-musical” presentation combines narrative and song and will be followed by a book and CD signing. Program is made possible in part by SC Humanities. 5 – 7 p.m. at the Morris Center For Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 S. Jacob Smart Blvd., Ridgeland. For more information go to Morris Center For Lowcountry Heritage or Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition.
Refresh Women’s Day Retreat. Saturday, August 3 at 10:15 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Praise Assembly, 800 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. Price: $16 early bird; after July 1st – $20. Refreshing the hearts of moms in the Low Country with truth, intentionality and friendship. Join us for a day of encouragement, worship, teaching and fellowship to get your school year off to a great start! Guest speaker: artist, author and mother of six – Ruth Chou Simons. (843) 597-3173 or lowcountryfieldtrips.com.
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents Kinky Boots the Musical! Captured LIVE for the big screen, direct from the London stage! KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. $18. 3 p.m. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents MOVIE NIGHT, THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM! Every Monday night enjoy a wide variety of amazing independent films. $7. 7 p.m. Click here for our full list of movies. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
An Evening with Jessica Handler, author of “The Magnetic Girl.” 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Pat Conroy Literary Center, 905 Port Republic St., Beaufort. The Pat Conroy Literary Center will host Handler for a book discussion. Jessica Handler’s debut novel “The Magnetic Girl” has been named one of Wall Street Journal’s Ten Books You’ll Want to Read This Spring, an IndieNext Pick, and a Spring Okra Pick from the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance. Free and open to the public, the discussion will be followed by a book signing. patconroyliterarycenter.org.
The 22nd Annual Beaufort City Golf Championship will be held on Saturday, August 10th at Ocean Point Golf Links & Sunday, 11th, 2019 at Ocean Creek Golf Course. It is a 36 hole individual medal play tournament, that is broken down into two divisions: Open Division / Flighted after 1st Round Senior Division (open to ages 60 & up). The entry fee for the tournament is $175.00 per player. The tournament includes two rounds of golf with cart fee, tee gifts, prizes, and lunch both days. The tournament will start at 9 a.m. and it will be tee time start. If you have any questions and would like to register, please call the Ocean Creek Golf Shop at (843) 838-1576.
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents All About Eve: National Theatre Live! Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London. All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…? $18. 3 p.m. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents MOVIE NIGHT, Mike Wallace is Here! Every Monday night enjoy a wide variety of amazing independent films. $7. 7 p.m. Click here for our full list of movies. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
3rd Annual STEAM Festival! Last year we had approximately 1,000 guests at our STEAM Festival. STEAM, which stands for science, technology, engineering, art, and math, is an innovative movement that has been taking root over the past several years. The purpose of STEAM is to use these categories as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. Vendors will show how one or more of the five categories are utilized in their line of work using hands-on and engaging activities for the whole family. Please join us for this FUN, FREE and FAMILY FRIENDLY event! 10 a.m -3 p.m. at the Maritime Center, 310 Okatie Highway. portroyalsoundfoundation.org/events/steam-festival-2019.
August 30-September 1:
10th Annual Edisto Beach Music & Shag Festival Bay Creek Park (next door to The Marina at Edisto Beach) Over 30 arts and crafts vendors, food vendors and three days of entertainment and family fun. Hosted by Dockside Bar & Grill, The Town of Edisto Beach & Edisto News. http://www.edistochamber.com/events.php or https://www.facebook.com/EdistoBeachMusicShagFestival/.