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Society “Historically Speaking” lectures

All talks, held at noon on Thursdays, are free and open to the public. Donations are welcome. First-come, first-seated, doors open 30 minutes prior to event. 

Nov. 21: Maxine Lutz, “Not Just Gossip: Who Dwelt in Beaufort’s Historic Houses,” Beaufort County Library, 311 Scott St. 

Jan. 23: Dr. Bernard Powers, “The New Face of African American Public History in Charleston: The Center for the Study of Slavery and the International African American Museum,” Beaufort County Library, 311 Scott St.

March 12: Dr. Lawrence Rowland, “Kate Gleason, Libby Rowland, and Beaufort in the 1920s,” St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis, Sr. Blvd. St. Helena Island.

May 7: 81st annual meeting, Dr. Dale Rosengarten, “Blue Collars to Blue Serge Suits: Beaufort’s Jewish Settlers,” St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis, Sr. Blvd., St. Helena Island.

Women’s Coastal Skills Clinic

Nov. 1-3, Hunting Island State Park. Cost is $250 per person. Limited to 30 participants, ages 16 and older. An exclusive outdoor experience designed just for women, the three-day workshop expands knowledge of the Lowcountry while teaching useful skills along the way. Learn about the history of the lighthouse, cast netting, salt-marsh kayaking, shell fishing and more. Register by calling 843-838-7437. Reservations are required. Sleeping accommodations are your responsibility. Make reservations to bring your tent/RV by calling 843-838-2011. 

Female Divinity in Our Unique Ancient Cultures

4-6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, TCL Building 1 (Arts Council Mather Building). Open Mic Community Sharing: Female Divinity in Our Unique Ancient Cultures. Share in poetry or writing from your own cultural perspective. Cost $10. Snacks and beverages provided. Sign up to listen or participate at www.bcfolkheritage.com or at the door. 

7th annual Bourbon, Bubbles & Brew

6-8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, Breakwater Restaurant, 203 Carteret Street. Fundraising event benefits the Beaufort Film Society and the 14th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival. Tickets for this much anticipated event may be purchased online at beaufortfilmfestival.com. The event includes tastings of the world’s finest bourbons, champagnes, and craft beers. Live music will also be provided for your entertainment.

Wardle Family YMCA’s Enhance Fitness program

1:30-2:30 p.m., Monday and Wednesday; 1-2 p.m. Friday. Beginning Monday, Nov. 4, Wardle Family YMCA, 1801 Richmond Ave., Port Royal. Open to Y members and non-members. Participants can jump into the 16-week class after this date if the program is not full. Geared toward older adults and those with chronic health conditions, like arthritis. Class meets 3x per week for 60 minutes. Free for Y members and $150 for non-members. Become a Y member as part of this program and we’ll waive your joining fee! For more info,  contact Denice Fanning at 843-522-9622 or beaufort-jasperymca.org.

Art Gallery Artist 

Talk and Reception

2-5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 10, TCL Building 1 (Arts Council Mather Building). Artists will talk about their art. Free Admission. For more information, visit www.beaufortartscouncil.org or www.bcfolkheritage.com.

4th Touch A Truck Fundraiser

The Junior Service League of Beaufort will host its 4th Touch A Truck fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 16 in downtown Port Royal from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Paris Avenue. Cost of admission is $5 per person.

Touch A Truck is a family event that offers a unique and interactive experience for children of all ages. Children will have the opportunity to see, touch, and safely explore their favorite vehicles that serve our community.

The event will feature many different types of equipment to explore, including a fire truck, ambulance, a Humvee, construction vehicles, and even a helicopter. The entertainment area will include a variety of activities including face painting, bounce-houses for kids and much more. And to round out the experience, enjoy music and fabulous food, drinks, and libations available for purchase. 

In the case of rain, the event will be postponed to Dec. 7. Pets are not allowed at the event.

Call Brittany Rosson at 618-967-6815 or visit www.touchatruckbeaufort.com for more information.

Oyster Ghost Roast 

& 5k By The Bay

Saturday, Nov. 16, Technical College of the Lowcountry Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road. The 5K starts at 5 p.m., spanning campus and Spanish Moss Trail. The oyster roast starts at 6 p.m. with all-you-can-eat oysters, chili, hot dogs, brownies, lemon bars and more catered by Jim’N Nick’s. All-You-Can-Drink wristbands are $10. The event features a live DJ, karaoke, cornhole, a college football viewing area, and lots of children’s activities. Oyster roast is $30 for adults, $15 for ages 13-17 and is free for kids 12 and younger. The oyster roast and 5K, which includes oyster roast/afterparty ticket, medal, and T-shirt is $60 for adults, $30 for those 17 and younger. All proceeds benefit the Student Veterans of America TCL Chapter and TCL’s Student Government Association. Learn more at www.tcl.edu/oyster or call 843-525-8264.

Zonta Club to host annual Oyster Roast

The Zonta Club of Beaufort will be hosting it’s annual Oyster Roast on Saturday, November 16th from 6-9 p.m. at the Live Oaks Park in Port Royal.

Lots of oysters, homemade chili, hot dogs, desserts, beer, wine and soft drinks, plus entertainment by Chris Jones, all for the inclusive price of $30 for advance tickets ($35 at the gate).  This fund and FUN raiser enables the Club to help with all their local community projects and charities throughout the year.  Tickets are available at The Chocolate Tree downtown, Port Royal Senior Center on Paris Avenue or Bygone Days on Parris Island Gateway.

For more information call 843-592-0100.

YMCA to offer CPR class

The Wardle Family YMCA, located at 1801 Richmond Ave in Port Royal, offers CPR classes for community members on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 8 a.m. to noon. 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.

May River Quilters Guild

On the first Saturday of every month, the May River Quilters Guild meets at Palmetto Electric Cooperative, 1 Cooperative Way, Hardeeville. Members meet at 9:30 a.m. for social exchange. The meeting starts at 10 a.m. Please call 847-707-6034.

Seaside Stitchers sewing club

1 p.m., 3rd Monday of each month, Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club. The Seaside Stitchers, neighborhood group of the American Sewing Guild, holds a monthly meetings for everyone who sews. It is for sewers of a variety skill levels and interests so anyone who is interested in sewing is encouraged to attend and find out what ASG is all about. For more information, visit http://www.asg.org. For more information about Seaside Stitchers, call Sheila Tindall at 843-838-9473.

Parkinson’s support group

A support group for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease and carepartners meets the first Thursday of each month at the Beaufort Memorial Lifefit Wellness Center from 1:30 to 3 p.m. For more information, visit our Facebook page or call Ric at 843-525-1229.

Friends of Hunting Island lighthouse tours

The Friends of Hunting Island will present tours of the historic Hunting Island Lighthouse at 10 a.m. every Thursday in October. Keeper Ted and his team will tell you all about the history of the Lighthouse, which was built in 1875 and is the only Lighthouse in South Carolina open to visitors. 

If you are at least 44 inches tall, you may also climb the 184 steps to the top of the Lighthouse. Reservations are recommended by calling 843-838-7437 and the fee is $2 per person.

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