September 20th-26th events around Beaufort

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Enjoy Yoga Under the Stars on Sept. 21

In honor of International Day of Peace, join professionally-certified trained yoga instructors, Zen Den Reiki practitioners and the Beaufort Drum Circle at Henry Chambers Waterfront Park, in the Contemplative Garden, from 6-9 p.m. on Sept. 21 for an evening designed to promote physical and spiritual wellness while supporting early childhood literacy in the Lowcountry.

Donations will be kindly accepted in support of Born To Read. Born To Read Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 non profit charitable organization promoting early literacy in the Lowcountry. Since the inception of the program our volunteers have made more than 18,000 visits to new parents in the local Beaufort County South Carolina Birthing Centers.

Yoga Under the Stars Schedule:

  • 3 Yoga classes will be hosted by ArtiZen, One Yoga Sanctuary and Effervescence yoga studios and will start at 6:00pm, 6:45pm and 7:30pm. Please bring your yoga mat, water and a small towel.
  • Individual Zen Den Reiki Sessions will run from 6:00-8:15pm.
  • Beaufort Drum Circle will begin at 8:15pm. Please bring your favorite hand percussion, chair or blanket or dancing feet.

For more information, contact Born to Read at or 843-379-3550.

New featured exhibit coming to 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. 

September 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.; Full Moon Lighthouse Climb, 7 p.m., Sept. 24
  • Tuesdays: Sea Turtle Tracks, 10:30 a.m.; CCC Video, 1 p.m.; Beach Walks, 3 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: Reptile Talk, 11 a.m.; Lighthouse Tour, 10 a.m., Sept. 26
  • Thursdays: CCC Video, 1 p.m.; Feeding Frenzy, 3 p.m.; Lighthouse Tour, 10 a.m., Sept. 13
  • Fridays: Stepping Stones, 1 p.m., Sept. 7, 21, 28
  • Saturdays: Tie Dye, noon; Creatures of the Night, 2:30 p.m., Sept. 1 and 15
  • Sundays: Alligator Talk, noon

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.

Bring in expired coupons to help 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 — Friday, Sept. 21, between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. — 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. Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort.

Free. For more information, call 843-255-6458 or visit

Tour Fort Fremont on St. Helena Island

Travel back in time to the 1890’s and the Spanish American War at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the St. Helena Branch Beaufort County Public Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Road, St. Helena Island. 

View a short documentary and scale model of Fort Fremont as it stood in 1898 and travel to Fort Fremont for a guided walking tour of the fortifications. Tour lasts approximately two hours. No reservations are necessary. Free and open to the public. For more information call the St. Helena Library at 843-255-6487 or visit

YMCA to hold Lunch & learn seminar for seniors

Senior adults, live your best, healthy life! The Wardle Family YMCA will hold a lunch & learn seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Topics include chronic disease prevention through exercise, senior nutrition, fall prevention and how to get started. The seminar will be led by Y Wellness Director Denice Fanning and her healthy aging team. Free and open to the public, but participants must register at the YMCA front desk: 1801 Richmond Ave., Port Royal, or call 843-522-9622 by Sept. 24.

Join the Great American Read program discussion

Inspired by the Great American Read campaign sponsored by PBS, come to the library to join in a friendly discussion about The Great American Read program and join the search for America’s best-loved novel. Did your book make it to the list of Top 100? Or was there a book that made a list that you think shouldn’t have? Wednesday, Sept. 26, 5:30 p.m., Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. Visit for more information.

Learn how to clip coupons from a pro

Join us for an in-depth look at everything you can do to save money couponing. Hosted by Jenny Martin, author of, attendees will learn how to cut their grocery and household purchases by at least 50 percent, if not more. Registration encouraged but not required. Please call 843-255-6458 or stop by the Reference Desk to register.  Saturday, Sept. 29, 5:30 p.m., Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. Visit for more information.

Royal Pines to host Arts and Crafts and Yard Sale

Royal Pines will hold a Community Arts and Crafts and Yard Sale event on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 8-11 a.m. Rain date is Saturday, Oct. 6. The sale is being held on Royal Pines Blvd., Lady’s Island.

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.

Bring your pup to the 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 or call 843-522-9622.

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

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