November 8th-14th events around Beaufort

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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.

YA Everlasting Book Club

If you are an adult but still enjoy reading Young Adult Literature, this book club is for you! All meetings begin at 5:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 7: “If I Ever Get Out of Here” by Eric Gansworth
  • Wednesday, Dec. 12: “My True Love Gave to Me Edited” by Stephanie Perkins

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

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

  • Thursday, Nov. 8, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • 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

Design in TECHnology

This month’s Fridays @ the Corridor features several of local Digital Creatives talking about the role of Design in Technology. Join Jamie Fleming of 1212 Design, Nate Schaub of Mindflint, and Ginger Wareham of PickleJuice, in this interactive discussion from noon-1 p.m. on Nov. 9. 

Attendance is limited to 25 guests, with priority seating for Digital Corridor members. The non-member fee is $10 and can be paid by cash, credit card, or check at the door. Lunch will be provided.

Metered and free street parking available in and around BASEcamp at 500 Carteret Street. Parking in a reserved space will result in a parking ticket.

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. 

Lowcountry organists’ concert to honor November holidays

The Lowcountry chapter of the American Guild of Organists will honor Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving at its Friday, Nov. 9, concert. Four Hilton Head Island organists — Dr. JooSoo Son (Providence Presbyterian Church), Nina Rodman (St. Luke’s Church), Linda Hamilton (Holy Family Catholic Church) and Debby Graves (St. Andrew By The Sea United Methodist Church) — and vocalists Chalmers Gorman (tenor) and Warren Graves (baritone) will perform. The concert will be held at St. Luke’s Church on 44 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. The program begins at noon and is free with donations accepted.

Red Piano Too to host Heritage Days art exhibit 

The Red Piano Too Art Gallery, located at 870 Sea Island Parkway on St. Helena Island, will have a Heritage Days art exhibit showcasing the creations of several Lowcountry artists from Nov. 8-10. The gallery will host a meet and greet receptions with featured artists Sonja Evans, Eric Jones, and Terry Singleton from 5-8 p.m. on Nov. 9. Light refreshments will be served. Visit or call 843-838-2241 for more information.

Tickets on sale for annual Auldbrass Plantation Tours

Frank Lloyd Wright’s only home in the South Carolina Lowcountry, Auldbrass, is now on tour every year.  The privately-owned home was previously only open for public tours every two years, but that’s changed. The Beaufort County Open Land Trust has teamed up with local event planner Ashley Rhodes to host the Auldbrass Plantation Tours annually. The 2018 tours will be held Friday, Nov. 9; Saturday, Nov. 10; and Sunday, Nov. 11; with daily tours from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $175 per person and are being sold through under “Auldbrass Tours 2018.” Proceeds from the tour benefit the Beaufort County Open Land Trust. 

BA to hold fundraiser golf tourney

The entire Beaufort community is welcome to attend the Beaufort Academy Blue & White Club’s annual fundraiser. Play golf, attend an after-party with a great silent auction, or both to support BA’s athletics department. 

The four-man Captain’s Choice tournament tees off at 11 a.m. on Nov. 10 at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Cat Island. Cost is $150 per player and includes lunch, golf, and two tickets to the after party. 

The silent auction and after party will start at 3 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person and include dinner and beverages, including beer and wine, and live music. Cash bar for liquor.

For more information, call Warren Richards at 843-812-7020.

Feel the vibes with the Beaufort Drum Circle

All are welcome to enjoy some good vibes at our free, family friendly Drum Circle from 5:30-7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12. Join us at the Contemplative Garden located in Henry Chambers Waterfront Park (pavilion for inclement weather).

Bring a chair or blanket and your favorite percussion instrument or borrow one of our extras. No experience necessary. Rain or shine.

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. 13, 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 information, 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.

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