October 11th-17th events around Beaufort

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New featured exhibit open at BAA Gallery

“Blending Digital Art with Photography” is the title of an exhibit featuring artist Gordon Fritz at the Beaufort Art Association Gallery through Oct. 28. 

October 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, 4 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: CCC Video, 1 p.m.; Beach Walks, 3 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: Reptile Talk, 11 a.m. (Oct. 17, 24, 31); Full Moon Lighthouse Climb, 6:30 p.m. (Oct. 24)
  • Thursdays: Lighthouse Tour, 10 a.m. (Oct. 11, 25); CCC Video, 1 p.m.; Feeding Frenzy, 3 p.m.
  • Fridays: Fish Printing, 2 p.m. (Oct. 12, 26); Trunk or Treat, 6-9 p.m. (Oct. 26)
  • Saturdays: Tie Dye, noon (Oct. 13, 20); Creatures of the Night, 2:30 p.m. (Oct. 20)
  • Sundays: Alligator Talk, noon

For a description of these programs and a complete calendar of activities, go to southcarolinaparks.com/hunting-island 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.

YMCA adds additional CPR training date

The Wardle Family YMCA in Port Royal will offer one more CPR class for community members this year. The remaining course will be held on Oct. 13 from 8 a.m. to noon. 

Cost is $30 for this YMCA-certified course, and those interested need to register at the Y as space is limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact aquatics director Lou Bergen at 843-522-9622 to register or visit beaufort-jasperymca.org.

Pumpkin patch returns this month

The pumpkins are coming back to Carteret Street United Methodist Church on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 12:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help unload the truck. Everyone is invited to be part of this exciting time. Pizza will be served after we have unloaded.

The patch will be open Monday–Saturday during the month of October from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon-6 p.m. The money raised is used for youth ministries.

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 beaufortfilmfestival.com. 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. 

Catch the rhythm at the Beaufort Drum Circle

All are welcome to enjoy some good vibes at our free, family-friendly, bi-monthly drum circle at the Contemplative Garden located in Henry Chambers Waterfront Park, Beaufort. (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.

  • Thursday, Oct. 25, 7-8:30 p.m.

Sportfishing and Diving Club October meeting

The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club’s October meeting will be held Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Beaufort Yacht Club on Lady’s Island off Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m.; the meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Due to last month’s Hurricane Florence cancellation, Erin Levesque, the new Waddell Mariculture Center (WMC) manager, will be introduced and will give a short presentation on the future of WMC. The guest speaker will be well know CAPT Jim Goller. His presentation will concern the changes to the water temperatures in October and November and the effect on catching Trout, Red Fish, and Flounder. Favorite rigs and bait set-ups with slides will also be presented.

Guests are welcome. You do not need a reservation. For additional information contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122 or fgibson@islc.net.

Organist group celebrating anniversary

The Lowcountry Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. The kickoff celebration will be presented Oct. 12th with a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by the concert at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church on Hilton Head Island. The concert will honor all Charter and Founding members and past deans. The program will feature two organ solos, two hymns, and music for organ, brass, woodwinds, strings and choir. Organists will be from the Low Country Chapter and organists affiliated with our chapter. The concert is free of charge with donations accepted.

Exchange Club hosts 26th annual Ghost Tours

Ghostly spirits are expected to take over downtown Beaufort while the Exchange Club hosts its 26th annual Ghost Tours beginning Friday, Oct. 12. Sign up now to take a carriage ride or walking tour through Beaufort’s Historic District while listening to haunting tales of the area. Tours last about an hour and will run in the evenings of Oct. 12-13, 19-21, 26-28, and 30. All proceeds benefit the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) of Beaufort County. 

Some of Beaufort’s oldest residents have shared stories from their childhood and the Exchange Club of Beaufort brings these stories to life each October. Costumed storytellers spellbind tour participants with the ghostly happenings while traveling the Spanish moss-lined streets of downtown. The oldest ghost in America is said to live in “The Castle,” a 19th century renovated estate located on the river in downtown Beaufort. Beware, ghostly visions have been known to appear on past tours. Walking tour tickets are $12 for all ages and carriage tours are $12 for children ages 3-11 and $22 for adults. All children must be accompanied by an adult. A pet- and stroller-friendly walking tour leaves each night at 7 p.m. 

Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made online at www.capabeaufort.org or by calling 843-52-GHOST. 

Republican Women’s Club Autumn Luncheon

Beaufort Republican Women’s Club is hosting an Autumn Luncheon on Saturday, October 13, from 11:30 am-1 pm at The Tavern at Royal Pines on Lady’s Island. Guest speakers include Beaufort County Probate Judge Kenneth E. Fulp, Jr., Board of Education Member David Striebinger and Congressional Candidate Katie Arrington. Luncheon price is $25 per person inclusive with a cash bar. RSVPs are due by Monday, October 8th. Please text or email RSVPs to 843-812-5354 or itischerie@gmail.com. The luncheon is open to the public however RSVPs are required.

TCL fall oyster roast, cornhole tournament

The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host its annual oyster roast along the Beaufort River on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road. 

This year’s Oyster Ghost Roast is fall-themed and kicks off at 6 p.m. with all-you-can-eat oysters, chili, hot dogs, caramel apples and more. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

New this year, the event will feature a live DJ, karaoke, expanded children’s activities and a costume contest. A Cornhole Tournament will also be held, beginning at 7 p.m.

All proceeds benefit the Student Veterans of America TCL Chapter and TCL’s Student Government Association. 

Visit www.tcl.edu/oysters for more information and to purchase tickets online. Admission is free for children 10 and under.

Carteret Street UMC Fall Bazaar

Carteret Street United Methodist Church will hold its Fall Bazaar on October 13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come out to visit the pumpkin patch and check out a selection of good “junque,” toys, books, tools, the garden shop, handicrafts, a silent auction, and more. 408 Carteret Street, Beaufort. 

Hilton Head Island History Day is Oct. 13

The Heritage Library will hold Hilton Head Island History Day on Saturday, Oct. 13. Hilton Head Island History Day offers two unique ways to witness the island’s history. A docent-led bike tour and two docent-led trolley tours offer morning and afternoon explorations of the island’s role in the Civil War and 4,000 years of island history found in Sea Pines. Bike tours are $20 with bike provided or $15 if you bring your own bike. Trolley tours are $25.

Visit HeritageLib.org for more information. 

Food Truck Festival returning to Beaufort

The Lowcountry Jaycees will host the second annual Beaufort Food Truck Festival to raise money for Camp Hope on October 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Beaufort Town Center.

If you enjoyed last year’s festival this year is sure to please. After surveying a large population of attendees the Jaycees have made some exciting changes this year. The new event location is easily visible from Boundary St. and provides quicker access with plenty of parking. Additionally, food truck vendors will be serving samples of their menus with prices that are more manageable for those hoping to taste treats from more than one or two trucks. With more space for additional food trucks the Jaycees hope to keep the long lines to a minimum.

The Food Truck Festival is organized to raise money for Camp Hope, a summer camp held in Pendleton, S.C., for ages 7 and up with cognitive disabilities. The South Carolina Jaycees strive to raise money each year to assist in running the camp. If you or someone you know is interested in participating in the festival as a food truck vendor, craft/artisan vendor, volunteer or sponsor please send email to beaufortfoodtruckfestival@gmail.com.

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