Best bets in Beaufort this weekend

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MAY 10: Annual Croquet Picnic fundraiser: The 23rd Croquet Picnic at Brays Island benefits AMIkids Beaufort, a facility in Dale that helps young men turn a troubled past into a brighter future. The tournament will be Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The entry fee for teams is $400; a $50 spectator fee made out to AMIkids Beaufort is required for the croquet picnic. A silent auction helps raise money for the program. For more information, call Dr. Mike Harris at 843-524-3770 or Mike Ingram at 843-846-3149 or visit www.amikidsbeaufort.org.

MAY 10: Run Hog Wild: On May 10,  from 4 to 10 p.m., The Run Hog Wild event on Cat Island will benefit Lowcountry Montessori School. The event will kick off with a Kids Hog Jog, 5K and 10K, followed by post race concert and BBQ. The band Cranford Hollow will take the stage at 7 p.m. for a lively, family friendly concert. Treat yourself to a cold craft beer from River Dog Brewery. Catering being provided by Cat Island Grill with Big Pig BBQ or Little Hog Dog option. Concert is free, $20 for the Big Pig BBQ Platter or $10 for the Little Hog Dog. Find out more at www.lowcountrymontessori.com.

MAY 10-11: Book signings: Author John Warley will be signing copies of his Southern saga “A Southern Girl” on Saturday, May 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Beaufort Bookstore located in Beaufort Town Center, near BiLo, on Boundary Street. For details, call 843-525-1066.

Warley will be also be signing copies of “A Southern Girl,” his newest novel, on Sunday, May 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. at McIntosh Book Shoppe on Bay Street in downtown Beaufort. He will be joined by author Cassandra King signing her new book, “Same  Sweet Girls’ Guide To Life.” For more information, call 524-1119.