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.
Bob & Edgar (12 min), Chicago, Ill. (BIFF 2019) (Short)
Wrong Side Up (15 min), Denver, Colo. (BIFF 2015) (Short)
1426 Chelsea St. (28 min) Los Angeles, Calif. (BIFF 2013) (Short)
Shoot the Moon (22 min) Los Angeles, Calif. (BIFF 2013) (Student)
Sea Odyssey (12 min) Savannah, Ga. (BIFF 2015) (Student)
Casey229 (14 min) New York, N.Y. (BIFF 2019) (Short)
Bean (19 min) Los Angeles, Calif. (BIFF 2010) (Student)
Grandpa (11 min) Boiling Springs, S.C. (BIFF 2019) (Short)
Last Night at the Ellington (12 min) Charleston, S.C. (BIFF 2015) (Short)
Passive Aggressive Dads (5 min) Brooksville, ME (BIFF 2019) (Short)
Register for Beaufort River Swim
The 13th Annual Beaufort River Swim is Saturday, May 18. There is a 3.2-mile competitive open water swim and a one-mile fun swim in the Beaufort River to support the Wardle Family YMCA Learn to Swim Program. Register online at beaufortriverswim.com or day of at the downtown Beaufort Marina starting at 6 a.m. The 3.2-mile race starts at 7:15 a.m. and the fun swim starts at 7:45 a.m. Spectator boat tickets are available at $30 per person. Purchase at the Y in Port Royal (1801 Richmond Ave.).
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 email@example.com.
Registration open for game design and development classes
The Beaufort Digital Corridor announces TWO summer camp sessions of Game On! – game design and development geared toward middle and high school students. Registration is now open for this limited seating opportunity.
The courses will be held at the Beaufort Digital Corridor’s BASEcamp facility from 9 a.m. until noon, Monday-Friday, June 10-14 and July 15-19.
Among the topics will be game strategy, puzzle design and a final project.
This is a special curriculum by Seth Konoza, an animation, game design and computer science educator at Beaufort High School. Students are introduced to the theory, tools, and practice required to create their own games.
Helping students to discover a passion for game design, computer science and coding, Game On! presents kids with the possibility of continuing their education in technology.
Program manager Shelley Barratt adds, “In our third season of offering this course, we are well awareof the tech skills that the newer generation gains early on. The goal is to offer other skills — like critical thinking and user experience — to augment that, and the real work commences once they follow that curiosity throughout their education and into a potential tech career.”
Fripp Island Marina to host Memorial Day Fishing Tournament
Fripp Island Marina’s 2019 Fishing Tournament will take place May 23-25. Fisherman are invited to compete for a more-than-$5,000 payout in the traditional Memorial Day event. Prizes will include largest in the King Mackerel and Spanish Mackerel categories and more. For more information, call 843-838-1517, register on our website at www.frippislandresort.com or contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds for the event go to benefit the Pledge The Pink initiative.
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
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.
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 email@example.com. This is our last luncheon until next September. Please join us and bring a friend.
Three-part workshop at Pat Conroy Literary Center in June
The Self at the Center of Creativity is a three-part workshop for writers and artists that will include discussions, readings, writing prompts, and activities to stabilize and deepen your creativity and to bring more authenticity and enthusiasm to your own unique creative practice.
The workshop will be held the from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. the first three Tuesdays in June (June 4, 11, and 18) at the Pat Conroy Literary Center in Beaufort.
Space is limited to 10 people, and two full scholarships are available. Those interested in applying should email a brief statement of financial need by May 27 to course instructor, Emily Davis-Fletcher, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants will be notified by June 1. Three-part workshop fee is $100. For full information and to register, please visit: https://selfatthecenter.brownpapertickets.com/
Starting a garden in the Lowcountry
The Beaufort Library will host “Starting a Garden in the Lowcountry” at 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 13. The program is presented by Urban Horticulture Agent and Master Gardener Laura Lee Rose of the Clemson Extension and includes a demonstration. Program is at the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St. For more information, call 843-255-6458 or visit beaufortcountylibrary.org/subscribe.
Coupons for soldiers
Did you know that manufacturer’s coupons expired in the U.S. can still be used by overseas military members? Drop by the Beaufort Branch Library to help clip, sort, and bag coupons to prepare for shipping. Friday, May 17 between 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 18 between 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Monday, May 20 between 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. For more information, call 843-255-6458 or visit beaufortcountylibrary.org/subscribe.
Book launch for Trouble The Water
Trouble the Water, the debut novel from Rebecca Dwight Bruff, is inspired by the larger-than-life true story of Beaufort’s Robert Smalls, the first African-American hero of the Civil War. On Monday, May 13, the 157th anniversary of Smalls’ escape from the Confederacy, at 5:30 p.m., Trouble the Water’s launch event will be held at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Beaufort, featuring a welcome by Rev. Kenneth Hodges, an introduction by Victoria Smalls, remarks by the author, and a musical performance by Marlena Smalls.
A book signing and reception will follow at the Conroy Center. These events are free and open to the public. Pre-register at https://troublethewaterlaunch.brownpapertickets.com/.
On May 13, 1862, the enslaved Smalls commandeered the Confederate vessel The Planter in Charleston harbor, which he sailed to the Union blockade, securing freedom for his own family and the enslaved crew with him. Smalls served with distinction as Union captain of the Planter during the duration of the war and was later a U.S. Congressman representing his native Lowcountry.