November 15th-21st events around Beaufort

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New workshop group looking for screenwriters

Lowcountry Screenwriters is a new workshop group in Beaufort looking for committed individuals who either have screenwriting experience, some prior experience in film or prose writing, or who have a strong interest in pursuing film writing.

This will not be a class on screenwriting but rather a workshop to critique and provide feedback to the group.  If you have any interest on attending the initial get-together, please email us at or and tell us a little about yourself.

November activities at Hunting Island

There are fun, interesting and educational activities every day hosted by Park Ranger and Lowcountry Master Naturalist Megan Stegmeier. 

  • Mondays: Secrets of the Salt Marsh, 3 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: Alligator Talk, 11 a.m.; CCC Video, 1 p.m.; Beach Walks, 3 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: Reptile Talk, 11 a.m. (Nov. 28)
  • Thursdays: Lighthouse Tour, 10 a.m. (Nov. 29); CCC Video, 1 p.m.; Feeding Frenzy, 3 p.m. (Nature Center closed Nov. 22)
  • Fridays: Fish Printing, 2 p.m. (Nov. 16, 30); Stepping Stones, 2 p.m. (Nov. 9, 23); Full Moon Lighthouse Club, 5:30 p.m. (Nov. 23)
  • Saturdays: Tie Dye, 2 p.m. (Nov. 10, 24); Pinecones for Passerines, 2 p.m. (Nov. 17)
  • Sundays: Walk in the Woods, 11 a.m. (Nov. 25)

For a description of these programs and a complete calendar of activities, go to and click on “Programs & Events.”

All are invited to attend these free events, though there is an entry fee to Hunting Island State Park and reservations are needed for lighthouse programs.

For more information, call 843-838-7437 or go to the Friends of Hunting Island website and the Facebook page: FOHI Sea Turtle Conservation Project.

NaNoWriMo Write in

Stop by the library for a quiet space to work on your novel for National Novel Writing Month. Coffee and Snacks will be provided.

  • Saturday, Nov. 24, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St. Beaufort. Free. For more information, call 843-255-6458 or

Shorts At High Noon film series returns this fall

Beginning on Oct. 3, the popular Shorts at High Noon film series will return to the Technical College of the Lowcountry for another eight-week run. The program features the best of Short, Student, and Animation Films from the archives of the Beaufort Film Society. 

The films selected for screening have all screened at the Beaufort International Film Festival as finalists from 2007 through 2018, with one exception — the programs scheduled for screening on November 28 will be from the submissions to the 2019 festival. The audience in attendance that day will vote for their favorite film, and the winning selection will compete in the 2019 BIFF as a finalist. 

The complete schedule is at All screenings are from noon to 1 p.m. at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, Building 12, Auditorium, at 921 Ribaut Road. Admission is Free. 

Classes set for first-time homebuyers

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will hold its next round of classes for first-time homebuyers on Nov. 27, Dec. 4 and Dec. 18. With these classes and one-on-one sessions on budgeting, you will earn a 15-credit-hour certificate which can be presented to your lender when getting ready to purchase your home.  All classes will be held at the new chamber building located at 711 Bladen Street at 6:00 p.m.  Call 843-986-1102 or 843-379-4588 for additional information.

Beyond the Bricks: Hoopla, cloudLibrary & Flipster

Learn how to instantly access and download free ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, music, and more. Bring your own favorite mobile device (tablet, cell phone, or laptop) and learn how to use the digital services offered by the library.

  • Thursday, Nov. 15 3:30-5 p.m.

Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St. Beaufort, SC 29902. Free. For more information, call 843-255-6458 or visit

Coupons for Soldiers

Did you know that manufacturer’s coupons that have expired in the U.S. can still be used by overseas military members? 

Drop by the Beaufort Branch Library on Sorting Day to help clip, sort, and bag coupons to prepare for shipping — or drop off your unused coupons! Bring in your Smart Source, P&G, and RMN manufacturer’s coupons any time. Coupons can be up to two-months expired. (No store-specific or internet coupons, please.) 

  • Friday, Nov. 16, anytime between 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 19, anytime between 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St. Beaufort. Free. For more info call 843-255-6458 or

An Evening on Fripp with Dan and Randy McCormick

Dan McCormick — a beloved Fripp resident — and his brother, Dan, have put the McCormick name on the music map as studio musicians and song writers with hits sung and recorded by famous artists, such as Randy’s “Real Love” by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers and “Suspicions” by Eddie Rabbitt, or Dan’s “Crazy in Love” sung by Conway Twitty and a Top-10 hit with Kenny Rogers’ version.  

At 5 p.m. on Nov. 16 and 17, the McCormick brothers will perform all their favorites at the Fripp Community Centre, 205 Tarpon Boulevard, sponsored by Fripp Friends of Music. Attendees get a free pass at the Fripp gate. Tickets are available at the door and are $25 for adults (cash or check only) and free for students. Guests are invited to join Dan and Randy at a cheese and wine reception after the show – and guaranteed to go home humming their favorite tunes. For more information, go to or call 843-838-1777.

Zonta Club oyster roast Nov. 17

The Zonta Club of Beaufort invites you to its 20th annual Oyster Roast from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Live Oaks Park in Port Royal. Enjoy oysters, beer, hot dogs, chili, soft drinks, desserts, raffle prizes and fun, including entertainment by Chris Jones. 

Tickets are $25 per person. Children under 10 are free. Money raised helps to fund the Zonta Club’s many community activities and scholarship program.

Purchase tickets in advance at Hair Studio 280, Parris Island Gateway or Myrna Breland, CPA, 1 Professional Drive, or by emailing

Help stock the Salvation Army Food Pantry by bringing one non-perishable food item and receive an entry in a surprise raffle.

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