October 4th-10th 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. 

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. 

Calling all canines: YMCA Puppy Plunge

Canines of all breeds and sizes are welcome to attend the Wardle Family YMCA Puppy Plunge on the first and third Saturday of each month (thru March 2019) beginning October 6, 2018 at the Y outdoor pool (1801 Richmond Ave., Port Royal) from 9 am – 11 am. Pups can splash, swim and play in our safe, enclosed outdoor pool area.  The cost is $10 per pup and all proceeds benefit the Y’s Learn to Swim program, which teaches local children and adults to swim at a reduced cost or for free. Dogs must be well behaved, current on all required vaccines and leashed until inside the pool area. Owners must be present at all times and humans are not permitted to swim in the Puppy Plunge. Visit beaufort-jasperymca.org or call 843-522-9622.

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.

  • Monday, Oct. 8, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • 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.  

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.

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. 

Christian women’s group to hold luncheon

The Lowcountry Christian Women’s Connection will hold its October luncheon at the Hampton Hall Clubhouse on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 11:30 a.m. This luncheon is for ladies and their gentleman guests and is in honor of all those in uniform (Military and Public Safety). Wear your Patriotic colors. 

Lunch is $25 and must be received and prepaid by Wednesday, Oct. 10. Make checks payable to “CWC Bluffton” and mail to: Carol Mock, 607 Argent Way, Bluffton, SC 29909.  

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