March 7th-13th events around Beaufort

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March activities at Hunting Island State Park

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, 4 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: CCC Video, 1 p.m.; Beach Walk, 3 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: Alligator Talk, 11 a.m.; Full Moon Lighthouse Climb (March 20)
  • Thursdays: Interpretive Lighthouse Tour, 10 a.m. (March 7, 14, 21); CCC Video, 1 p.m.; Feeding Frenzy, 3 p.m. 
  • Fridays: Stepping Stones, 2 p.m. (March. 8, 22); Fish Printing, 2 p.m. (March 15, 29)
  • Saturdays: Creatures of the Night, 2:30 p.m. (March 9, 23); Tie-Dye, 11 a.m. (March 16)
  • Sundays: Reptile Talk, 11 a.m. 

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.

American Legion Beaufort Post 9 golf tournament 

American Legion Beaufort Post 9 will hold its annual golf tournament to raise funds for local youth programs on Friday, March 8, at The Legends at Parris Island Golf Course. 

Participants enjoy a fun round of golf, including mulligans, lunch, drinks, prizes and awards. Special prizes include longest drive, closest to the pin on par 3s, hole-in-one on par 3s, and $10,000 for a hole-in-one on No. 10. 

Hole sponsorships are available. All contributions are used to fund local youth programs.

For further information, to sign up to play or to sponsor or support the tournament, contact George Miller at 843-470-0928 or The Legends at Parris Island Gold Pro Shop at 843-228-2240. 

Mail to: American Legion Golf, P.O. Box 2540 Beaufort, SC 29901

Beyond the Bricks: Hoopla, cloudLibrary and Flipster

Learn how to instantly access and download free ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, music, and more.

Bring your own mobile device (tablet, cell phone, or laptop) and learn how to use the digital services offered by the library.

  • Friday, March 8, 9:30-11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, March 20, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

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

JSLB Announces 8th Annual Prom Boutique

The Junior Service League of Beaufort (JSLB) is hosting its eighth annual Prom Boutique from 1 to 4 p.m. on March 9 at the Academy of Career Excellence at the corner of highways 170 and 462 in Okatie.

Since 2011, JSLB’s Prom Boutique has helped girls in Beaufort and Jasper counties experience the magic of finding the perfect prom dress. In past years, more than 75 girls have attended the event, where they were able to choose from a wide variety of new and gently-used formal dresses, accessories and jewelry at no cost. 

JSLB members serve as personal stylists for the girls, helping each to pick the perfect gown and complete her look. JSLB is excited to offer this amazing opportunity to juniors and seniors in Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton counties.

“The most rewarding part of this experience, and why we continue to host this event year after year, is the reaction of the girls when they find the perfect dress,” said Meghan Meehan, co-chairwoman of the Prom Boutique. “The girls leave JSLB’s Prom Boutique with a sense of confidence that serves them far beyond the memorable occasion of prom.”

Any junior or senior student in Beaufort, Jasper or Hampton counties is invited to attend the boutique. Shoppers must show their student ID or have a letter on school letterhead from their guidance counselor, teacher or school administrator. All girls who attend the event are welcome to bring family members or friends to help them shop.

Oscar winners part of Monday Movie Nights 

USCB Center for the Arts will show 2019 Oscar winners and nominated films during the month of March as part of the Monday Night Is Movie Night series. All films are shown at 7 p.m. and tickets are $7 per person. Tickets can be purchased in advance online or in person at the box office. 

The films include: 

  • March 11, “A Star Is Born” (2019 Oscar winner for Best Original Song) — Starring four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper and multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga in her first leading role in a major motion picture. 
  • March 18, “On The Basis of Sex” — The film is based on the true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.
  • March 25, “Vice” (2019 Oscar Winner for Best Makeup and Hairstyling) — The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.

YA Everlasting Book Club

If you are an adult but still enjoy reading Young Adult literature, this book club is for you. All meetings are free and begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St. 

  • Wednesday, March 13: “Woodwalker” by Emily B. Martin
  • Wednesday, April 10: “The Astonishing Color of After” by Emily X.R. Pan

For more information, call 843-255-6458.

BA to hold Shamrock Shakedown

Join us for the the best St. Patrick’s Day party in Beaufort. The Shamrock Shakedown is a fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15, at Tabby Place in downtown Beaufort. 

This spring fundraiser is the main Beaufort Academy fundraiser for the year, and the entire Beaufort community (21 and older) is welcome to attend.

Souls Harbor will provide live music, and the event will feature silent and live auctions, a golf cart raffle, Louis Vuitton raffle, dinner by Saltus River Grill and an open bar until 11 p.m.  

Tickets are $65 per person, and can be purchased online at

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.

  • Friday, March 15, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 16, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Celebrate St. Paddy’s at Beaufort Town Center

The 2nd annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Beaufort Town Center will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 16. The event is free and open to the public.

Area restaurants and food trucks will be selling food and drinks and there will be live music by Mike Martin & The Beautiful Mess. This family-fun event will also have activities for children of all ages, and those young at heart as well. Attendees will enjoy bounce houses, face painting, a rock-climbing wall, obstacle courses, a 24-foot slide, a four-person bungee jump, and much more.

Vibe Alive with Beaufort BioEnergetics

Embody your personal power with the Vibe Alive event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at The Retreat at Lady’s Island, 9 Sunset Blvd. Join Martha O’Regan and Elizabeth Bergmann of Beaufort BioEnergetics for a day of fun while learning simple ways to shift your energy to enliven a higher vibrational you. Cost is $80 per person (lunch provided). Register at For more info call 843-812-1328 or 410-212-1468.

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