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Shorts at High Noon

Shorts at High Noon is a collection of indie short films, student films and animation films included in the Beaufort Film Society’s library of films and they are screened each Wednesday. Screenings are free.

These films were official submissions and finalists at our film festivals and in some cases winners at the Beaufort International Film Festival from 2007 to the present.

Screenings will take place at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, Beaufort campus located at 921 Ribaut Road, Bldg. 12 Auditorium.

Check in at 11:30 a.m. Screenings begin promptly at noon and will conclude by 1 p.m. School is in session. Please allow yourself some time to find a parking space. Vehicle parking is available immediately adjacent to Maclean Hall (film screenings take place here) and the opposite side of Ribaut Road adjacent to the Administration Building (Building 3). 

A pedestrian walkway is available under Ribaut Road from Building 3 parking to Maclean Hall. It is kindly requested that guests refrain from parking in posted faculty and staff parking spaces. Curb-side drop off is available at the front doors of Maclean Hall prior to proceeding to general parking.

More information can be found at our website, beaufortfilmfestival.com.


May 15

Bob & Edgar (12 min), Chicago, Ill. (BIFF 2019) (Short)

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/295498262

Wrong Side Up (15 min), Denver, Colo. (BIFF 2015) (Short)

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/87622199

1426 Chelsea St. (28 min) Los Angeles, Calif. (BIFF 2013) (Short)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdPcnBHZ6UA

May 22

Shoot the Moon (22 min) Los Angeles, Calif. (BIFF 2013) (Student)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNQzU-aylGE

Sea Odyssey (12 min) Savannah, Ga. (BIFF 2015) (Student)

Casey229 (14 min) New York, N.Y. (BIFF 2019) (Short)

May 29

Bean (19 min) Los Angeles, Calif. (BIFF 2010) (Student)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESUUARd7zmw

Grandpa (11 min) Boiling Springs, S.C. (BIFF 2019) (Short)

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/265905515

Last Night at the Ellington (12 min) Charleston, S.C. (BIFF 2015) (Short)

Passive Aggressive Dads (5 min) Brooksville, ME (BIFF 2019) (Short)

Indivisible Beaufort holds May meeting

Indivisible Beaufort’s May meeting features George Kanuck of Sun City, social justice advocate and co-chair of the Lowcountry Immigration Coalition since 2009, and be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Beaufort County Library at 311 Scott Street.

Kanuck, who has resided in Sun City with his wife Cheryl since 2007, will speak on the topic of Immigration. He is a former Senior Public Health Analyst with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to that he worked with the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the U.S. Customs Service.

For more information, contact JusticeIndivisibleBSC@gmail.com

Lions Club hosting spaghetti dinner

The Beaufort Lions Club will hold the annual spring spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Sea Island Presbyterian Church. The menu will include spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, and sweet or unsweet tea. Carry out will be available. Stop on your was home from work to pick up a great family dinner and support the citizens of Beaufort County needing assistance with vision issues. Tickets are  $8 for adult, $4 for children. Pay at the door or get tickets early from a Lions member. Visa and MasterCard will be accepted. For more information, contact cluetzow2@gmail.com.

Historic Port Royal hosting open house

Historic Port Royal Foundation will hold an Open House to feature its new location at 1634 Paris Avenue (2 doors down from Pluff Mud Coffee), Port Royal beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4. Free admission to history museum. For more information, call 843-524-4333.

Beaufort’s Airport hosting Career Day

The Beaufort Aviation Association will conduct an Aviation Career Day from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the County Airport on Lady’s Island.

Financial sponsors, Beaufort Economic Development Corporation and the Society of Women Engineers, head a list of 17 organizations that will describe the many opportunities to earn lucrative incomes in aviation while enjoying the magic of flight.Other participants are Savannah’s Gulfstream, Flight Safety International, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USCB, TCL, AIAA, and Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy aviation specialists. 

Beaufort High’s Air Force JROTC and Battery Creek High’s Aviation technical program will have tables. Airplanes will fly overhead during the event. The airport is at 39 Airport Circle, Beaufort, across from the new Walmart.

For more information, contact James P. Atkins at jamesatkins100@gmail.com.

Carteret Street UMC to host annual closet sale

Carteret Street United Methodist Church will hold its annual spring closet sale 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, May 3 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall at 408 Carteret Street. Gently used and nearly new fashions in all sizes, jewelry, handbags and shoes are available for men, women and children. Proceeds support the mission work of United Methodist Women. For more information, call Sally Fordham at 843-812-3311.

Spring activities at Hunting Island State Park

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 Walk, 3 p.m.

Wednesdays: Alligator Talk, 11 a.m.

Thursdays: Feeding Frenzy, 3 p.m. 

Saturdays: Creatures of the Night (owls, raptors, bats), 2:30 p.m. (May 11, 25).

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 to offer CPR classes

The Wardle Family YMCA, located at 1801 Richmond Ave in Port Royal, offers CPR classes for community members on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon on the following dates in 2019: May 11, June 8, June 22, July 20, August 17, September 7, September 19, and November 23. 

Cost is $35 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. Questions? Contact Lou Bergen, Aquatics Director to register for this class. Call the Y at 843-522-9622 or visit beaufort-jasperymca.org

YMCA Puppy Plunge 

YMCA’s Puppy Plunge will be held from 9-11 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month (weather permitting) at the Y outdoor pool (1801 Richmond Ave., Port Royal). 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 for more information.

Get moving with Beaufort Track Club

Join the Beaufort Track Club at the Beaufort High School track from 6:30-7:30 p.m. each Tuesday night for an open community track workout. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced workouts are posted each week to ensure that you are getting the workout that you need.

Visit the Facebook page “Beaufort Track Club” for more information.

Lowcountry Ladies Luncheon

The next Lowcountry Ladies Luncheon will be back in Bluffton on May 3 at the Oak Terrace at Rose Hill. The Luncheon event is intended to help support local women owned businesses and to help women network in effort to grow personally and professionally.

Registration is now open, and seating is limited. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased online at Register lowcountry-ladies-luncheon. Interested vendors are to contact Laurie Brown at laurie@auntlauries.com for pre-approval. Vendor display tickets are $45 and include lunch. Vendor spots typically sell out, so register early.

Christian Women holding luncheon

The Beaufort Christian Women’s Connection hosts its Welcome Spring luncheon from 11:30 a.m. until 1 :30 p.m., Thursday, May 16 at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Drive, Beaufort. 

Our guest speaker, Norma Jean Baxter, will speak on “Where to stand when the bottom drops out”. There will be a ‘surprise’ guest feature. $18 covers the cost of your lunch and program. Reservations are requested by Friday May 10. Call, text or email Marti Myers at 843-321-0962 or puddlesportia@gmail.com. This is our last luncheon until next September. Please join us and bring a friend.

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