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.
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 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, 6-9 p.m. on Wednesdays and 7-10 p.m. on 2nd Saturday. Amvets Post 70, 1831 Ribaut Rd. $35 and must register for lessons. (843) 812-1825 or beaufortshagclub.com.
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.
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.
Beaufort Belles Women’s Chorus, 4:45-6:30 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 157 Lady’s Island Dr. New members welcome. (301) 752-1829.
Beaufort Harbormasters, 2:30-4:45 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 157 Lady’s Island Dr. beaufortharbormasters.org.
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Sundays:
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.
Explosion de Comedia, be a part of the 1st Mucho FUNNY Explosion de Comedia Comedy Show on Hilton Head! Two shows each night will feature Flo Hernandez who has appeared on Showtime along with special guest comedian, Alex Berrios. The venue will also have food & drinks for purchase. The Northridge Venue, 435 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head Island. 7 p.m. & 10 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, call (843) 227-0275.
Beaufort Restaurant Week! Spanning 10 days, participating restaurants in Beaufort, Port Royal & the Sea Islands, will offer special price menus in celebration of Restaurant Week. Take this opportunity to discover new dining hot spots and re-visit a few of your favorites! Participating Restaurants & Menus: (menus being updated, so if you’re favorite place isn’t listed, check back)
Inaugural Beaufort Oyster Festival! This event is envisioned to celebrate all aspects of our Lowcountry oystering culture and agri-tourism economy from historical, to architectural, ecological, agricultural, culinary, hand-crafted, and more. The full event is as an 8-day festival week corresponding with South Carolina Restaurant Week where focus is given to presenting oyster fare at area restaurants, and culminating in a weekend festival in the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center & Historic Downtown Beaufort.
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents Met Opera Live in HD – Wozzeck! Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts William Kentridge’s new production of Alban Berg’s expressionistic masterpiece Wozzeck, regarded for its intense emotional power and brilliant score as one of the most significant operas of the 20th century. $18-$20. 11:55 a.m. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
My Reading Life Book Club Discussion Led by Jonathan Haupt! The Pat Conroy Literary Center Book Club will read and discuss all twelve of Pat Conroy’s memoirs and novels in order of publication, Each monthly session will be led by a guest discussion leader and be held at the Pat Conroy Literary Center. These events are free, but advance registration is required and seating is limited. Participants are asked to read the books before the meetings and to come prepared for discussion. The tenth Conroy Center Book Club meeting will be led by Conroy Center executive director Jonathan Haupt as we discuss Conroy’s memoir My Reading Life, published in 2010. 5:30 p.m. 905 Port Republic St, Beaufort. TICKETS!
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents Mike Super: Magic & Illusion! Mike Super’s life has been characterized by his obsession and passion for magic. He has astonished millions of people with his craft, including the Hollywood elite. Mike’s ever-growing popularity has garnered him many prestigious awards and honors. The secret to Mike’s success is his natural ability to entertain and fascinate people. He has pioneered a new form of magic with his own inimitable, down-to-earth style and personality. Mike has brought the art of magic back to the people. He transcends the “trick” and connects personally with his audience on a level to which they can relate. $20-$35. 7:30 p.m. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
Beaufort Beach Ball Fundraiser & Auction presented by Bank of America Merrill! There cannot be a better beach party than one held in Beaufort! We’re celebrating 10 years of raising funds for the annual Wardle Family YMCA Capital Campaign by throwing the biggest, most-bodacious beach bash this side of Palm Beach! Join us for an evening of great music with Men of Distinction, dancing, fabulous food and silent auction, raffle, and warm weather FUN in January! Tabby Place, 913 Port Republic St, Downtown Beaufort, with Men of Distinction! 6-11 p.m. beaufort-jasperymca.org.
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents Lunch with Author Series! Lunch with Author: Deborah Royce. Hampton Hall Clubhouse, 170 Hampton Hall Blvd, Bluffton. $45. 12 p.m. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
Exploring Plankton! Dawn Brut from Coastal Discovery Museum uncovers the incredible microscopic world that can be found in every drop of water. Zooplankton and phytoplankton thrive in our coastal waters. They play a critical role in our coastal ecosystem and we could not live without these little drifters. Explore what plankton is, where it lives, and why it is so important! 4-5 p.m. FREE! 10782 S. Jacob Smart Blvd. Ridgeland. morrisheritagecenter.org/events/exploring-plankton/ or (843) 284-9227.
The Levins duo will bring their joyous music to Music on Malphrus, showcasing songs from their recent release, Caravan of Dawn. The Levins offer lyrically-rich acoustic music that is warm and uplifting without skating over life’s complexities. From harmony in voice to harmony for humanity, husband and wife duo Ira and Julia, uplift and unite with feel-good folk-pop, infectious musicality, sharp songwriting skills, and a unique approach to vocal harmonies that is both soulful and unexpected. The Levins have garnered prime accolades and acclaim for boldly uncompromising and heartfelt music. Select highlights include ranking on Folk and Roots DJ charts, nabbing Top 10 positions and landing on multiple DJ yearly Top 10 song and album lists. Their songs bridge genres and communities, offering them opportunities to perform at The Parliament of World Religions. They co-produce an original full-scale musical theater/Euro-Circus production in San Francisco. This was based on their album, “My Friend Hafiz, which is inspired by Daniel Ladinsky’s poetic renditions. Doors open at 6 p.m., concert at 7 p.m. For more information and to get your tickets, call (843) 837-3330 or visit www.uulowcountry.org.
“Captain William Hilton and the Founding of Hilton Head Island” Book Talk and Signing! In this free talk, Dwayne Pickett gives insight on his book, Captain William Hilton and the Founding of Hilton Head Island. Pickett is a professional archaeologist and has a Masters Degree in Anthropology from the College of William & Mary with a concentration in historical archaeology. He has been conducting historical research as well as excavations for over 20 years and has worked at several sites of significance in Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina and Bermuda. Copies of the book will be on sale at the event. 5-6 p.m. Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 S Jacob Smart Blvd, Ridgeland. FREE! morrisheritagecenter.org/events/captain-william-hilton-and-the-founding-of-hilton-head-island-book-talk-and-signing/ or (843) 284-9227.