September 27th-October 3rd events around Beaufort

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Enjoy Yoga Under the Stars on Sept. 21

The Collaborative Organization of Services for Youth will hold its annual event in downtown Beaufort on Thursday, Sept. 27, in downtown Beaufort. 

The annual fundraiser will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Old Bay Marketplace, 917 Bay Street. The event begins with music, hors d’oeuvres and beverages at 5:30, followed by a Lowcountry dinner featuring beef brisket and Lowcountry Boil at 6:30 p.m., as well as live music from the Debbie McDaniel Band and a live auction. 

For more information, contact Linda Aspden at 843-271-5304 or

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

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.

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.

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. 

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 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. 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 or by calling 843-52-GHOST.  

Don’t miss the 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 for more information. 

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