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MARCH 7: First Friday Art Walk: The art galleries in downtown Beaufort will have a First Friday Art Walk on March 7 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The galleries will stay open after hours and provide refreshments and entertainment. Thibault Gallery, Art by Southern Hands will also be celebrating its Arts-Art Walkgrand opening with a ceremonial ribbon cutting at 6 p.m. For more information, please contact Mary Thibault at 379-4278. Other galleries along the art walk include The Rhett Gallery, Longo Gallery, Atelier on Bay, Elena Madden Gallery, Salt Gallery, Beaufort Art Association Gallery, The Craftseller, Goldon House Gallery, Bay Street Gallery, Indigo Gallery, Greenfish Gallery, I Pinckney Simons.

MARCH 8: Hunting Island Adventure Biathlon: Kayakers, paddle boarders, runners and spectators will fill Hunting Island State Park on Saturday, March 8, for the 10th Annual Adventure Biathlon, presented by the Sea Island Rotary Club of Beaufort. The race starts at 11 a.m. and includes a 6 mile kayak or stand-up paddle board race, then a 4.5 mile run through the forest. It’s called an Adventure Biathlon because each year unexpected challenges are introduced.

MARCH 12: Island Girls Night Out: This month’s Island Girls Night Out will be Wednesday, March 12 at Fordham Market on Bay Street in downtown Beaufort from 5:30 to 7 p.m. There will be free libations and food as well as fabulous door prizes and fun for all. Come meet other like-minded women in our community, network and share ideas and experiences and learn about upcoming events. Local chefs and authors Debbi Covington and Pat Branning will be signing their latest cookbooks, and photographer Willard R. Smith will be taking free professional portraits. Irene Goodnight will be the MC. If you would like to donate a door prize or want more information about the event, contact Irene at 615-243-4684.