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. 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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
First Friday After Five! Shop, Dine & Enjoy Downtown Beaufort! Grab a friend and head downtown to explore and support our charming local downtown shops, restaurants and art galleries! Enjoy tasty refreshments and local live music! 5-8 p.m. Downtown Beaufort Merchants Association.
Hilton Head Island Wine and Food Festival! Join us for the 35th year of the Hilton Head Wine and Food Festival during the week of March 9-15, 2020. The week will consist of wine tastings/educational events as well as wine dinners throughout the island. The Sip and Stroll will be on Thursday, March 12th, the Grand Tasting will be Friday night, March 13th and the Public Tasting will be Saturday, March 14, all located in and around the iconic Harbour Town in Sea Pines Resort. Schedule of Events: Sip & Stroll; March 12, 1-4 p.m., Harbour Town Yacht Basin. Stay Gold: A Lowcountry Wine, Food and Music Experience; March 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Harbour Town Yacht Basin. Grand Tasting; March 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m., The Harbour Town Clubhouse. Public Tasting; March 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., The Harbour Town Yacht Basin. Beachside Brunch and Bubbles; March 15, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., The Sea Pines Beach Club. For additional information, please visit hiltonheadwineandfood.com.
MAISON BEAUFORT SPRING 2020! Maison Beaufort is a four-day event held at The Beaufort Inn’s Tabby PLace in downtown Beaufort, South Carolina. The home furnishings show will showcase 20-30 carefully selected vendors offering a variety of items for the Home and Garden—a blend of antiques and art, vintage and one-of-a-kinds, lighting and furniture, linens, and garden accents. $5-$30. The Tabby Place at The Beaufort Inn, 913 Port Republic St.,Beaufort. TICKETS!
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents Met Opera Live in HD – Der Fliegende Hollander! François Girard, whose mystical, blood-drenched vision for Wagner’s Parsifal became one of the Met’s most intensely visceral highlights in recent seasons, turns to another Wagnerian masterpiece, Der Fliegende Holländer, conducted by Valery Gergiev. $18-$20. 12:55 p.m. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
Historic Beaufort Foundation 2020 Architecture Tour! Visit a selection of contemporary private houses in Beaufort curated by Beaufort architects: Allison Ramsey, Frederick & Frederick, Montgomery Architecture, R. W. Chambers, & Joel Newman hosted by Historic Beaufort Foundation. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Verdier House, 801 Bay St, Beaufort. facebook.com/events/historic-beaufort-foundation/architects-tour-2020/447278402867516/.
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents Lunch with Author Series! Lunch with Author: Patti Callahan Henry. Belfair Clubhouse, 200 Belfair Oaks Blvd., Bluffton. $45. 12 p.m. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents THE ROOM: Songs & Stories of Free Women w/ Natalie & Sarah Daise! A moving storytelling performance including traditional and non-traditional music. Two characters, the Griot/Caretaker of The Room and the Singer/Griot. $15-$20. 7:30 p.m. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents Legendary Lady Singers: Sherma Andrews! Sherma Andrews performs passionately and authentically in many different genres and styles, leaving her audience stunned and captivated every time. This live show showcases some of the greatest female singers and their hit songs in a way that only Sherma Andrews can deliver. This show celebrates Legendary Lady Singers whose amazing lives and iconic hits are known and loved by audiences everywhere. $15-$35. 7:30 p.m. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
Low Country Kappa Delta Alumnae Chapter Pancake Breakfast to benefit CAPA of Beaufort. The Low Country Kappa Delta Alumnae Chapter is hosting a benefit Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 22 at Skillets Cafe, 1 N. Forest Beach Drive, in Coligny Plaza, on Hilton Head Island. The $10 breakfast special ($5 for children) includes a short stack of pancakes, bacon or sausage, and coffee or juice. Breakfast sales benefit CAPA (Child Abuse Prevention Association) of Beaufort. No reservations are necessary. For more information, call (843) 815-5951.
March 26-April 11:
The Savannah Music Festival is dedicated to presenting world-class celebrations of the musical arts by creating timeless and adventurous productions that stimulate arts education, foster economic growth, and unite artists and audiences in Savannah. Tickets are now on sale for the 2020 Savannah Music Festival! Discover all the music coming to Savannah next spring by browsing our website which features video and audio samples for each performance. See the entire festival lineup and get your tickets now! Special Offers, Ticket Discounts & Deals! Learn more about unique ticket discount packages, discounts for locals and children and how to save on purchases of tickets to three performances or more. Plan your Visit SavannahMusicFestival.org has all the info you need to learn more about our concert venues, to book a place to stay, to find a place to eat or drink and more. Start Planning!
Bridges Block Party! Their street festival features a shrimp and grits cook-off held in Port Royal, SC on lovely Paris Avenue. Don’t worry, if you aren’t into shrimp and grits there will be plenty of food vendors with a wide array of menu items to enjoy. Don’t fill up too fast, as they will have live music, a Kids Zone, unique arts and craft vendors and more! So grab your fork, bring your appetite and join us for a day filled with fun, food and adventure! (General admission is free.) 5-8 p.m. www.bridgesprep.org/.