What To Do the week of November 3rd-9th

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Beer festival coming to Oyster Factory Park Nov. 5

Bluffton’s International & Craft Beer Fest will be held from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Oyster Factory Park. There will be exotic and seasonal beers, music and more.

Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Visit blufftonbeerfest.com.

Gullah heritage to be celebrated at 4-day event

The 34th Annual Heritage Days Celebration will be held from Thursday, Nov. 10, to Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Penn Center on St. Helena Island. This cultural event celebrates Gullah/Geechee/Sea Island history with folk arts, food, music, crafts and West African cultural legacy. There will be youth and family day events, a fish fry and oyster roast, a parade, African drummers and dancers, Gullah storytellers, educational symposium and more. Call 843-838-2432; email info@penncenter.com; or visit www.penncenter.com for more information.

Concerts to honor American veterans

The Lowcountry Wind Symphony will open its 2016-2017 season with two concerts honoring the men and women who have served in the U.S. military.

This Veterans Day musical tributes will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at Holy Family Church on Hilton Head Island; and at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Lady’s Island.

The program, “Salute to American’s Veterans II,” will feature patriotic music, including “America the Beautiful,” “Armed Forces Medley,” “God of Our Fathers,” marches by John Philip Sousa and R.B. Hall and much more. The LWS Brass Quintet will also offer selections.

Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. However, donations will be gratefully received. Visit www.lowcountrywindsymphony.com

Touch A Truck is coming to Port Royal

The Junior Service League of Beaufort will host its inaugural Touch A Truck fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, in downtown Port Royal on Paris Avenue.

Touch A Truck is a family event that offers a unique and interactive experience for children of all ages who will have the opportunity to see, touch and safely explore their favorite vehicles that serve our community. The event will feature 20 different types of equipment to explore, including a fire truck, ambulance, bobcat and backhoe.

The entertainment area will include a variety of activities including face painting, bounce-houses and much more. There will also be food and beverages for sale. Pets will not be allowed at the event. Visit www.jslbeaufort.com.

Annual turkey shoot to be held Nov. 19

The Parris Island Rod & Gun Club’s Annual Turkey Shoot will be held from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. The public is welcome. There will be opportunities to win turkeys and hams, firearms, fishing tackle and cash. The cost is $2 per shot and the club provides all ammunition. There will also be refreshments available.

Bring your own gun in car trunk (no ammo, no scopes, no barrels over 32 inches). There will also be a few youth and adult guns on hand. Attendees must register online by Sunday, Nov. 13, at PITurkeyShoot.eventbrite.com.

Oyster roast coming to Port Royal park

The 20th Annual Lowcountry Rotary Family Oyster Roast will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Live Oak Park in Port Royal. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the gate. Admission includes oysters, beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks, music, an auction, hot dogs, chili and desert.

Annual fall bazaar coming to St. Helena

The Parish Church of St. Helena will hold its annual Olde English-Style Street Faire and Traditional Fall Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at 507 Newcastle St. in Beaufort.

The church will be going back in time to when the church was the center of the community and life. The streets surrounding the Parish House will be closed off to create an “Olde English Street Faire” with fun outdoor activities, food, music and wares. There will also be games, a bazaar, arts and more. Visit www.sthelenas1712.org/events/fall-bazaar.

Beaufort History Museum announces lecture dates

The Beaufort History Museum, in partnership with the Beaufort County Library, will present two lectures in November:

• 5:15-6:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7: The Battle of Port Royal Sound

The Battle of Port Royal Sound was one of the earliest naval operations of the Civil War.

• 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30: Native American Myths, Poetry & Trickster Tales

November is Native American Heritage Month. This interesting and entertaining talk will transport you to a magical past through the poetry, myths and trickster tales of Native Americans.

Both lectures are taking place at the Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott St. The lectures are free to the public but donations will be accepted. Registration and updates on future history lectures in the series can be found at beauforthistorymuseum.com.

Libraries offers wide range of events

Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort: 

• Thankful Card Craft: Come make a thank-you card for someone who has made a difference. Materials will be provided. All ages welcome.
When: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22

Lobeco Branch Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco: 

• History of Northern Beaufort County: Manager of the Beaufort District Collection, Grace Cordial, uses special collection items to shed light on the people, places and events in the settlements north of the Whale Branch River.
When: 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5

Bluffton Branch Library, 120 Palmetto Way:

• Amazing Race 2 — US Edition: Travel throughout the US, solve clues about landmarks and history and earn prizes!
When: 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3

• Teen Advisory Group — Get your game on! Talk about books, movies, apps and anime, eat snacks and help plan teen programs.
When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9

• Cupcake Wars: Who will decorate the best cupcake?  It may be you!  Ages 8-17.
When: 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10

Website: beaufortcountylibrary.org

Bourbon, bubbles, brew back this year

The 4th annual Bourbon, Bubbles & Brew at Breakwater Restaurant will take place Sunday, Nov. 6, to benefit the Beaufort Film Society and the 11th annual Beaufort International Film Festival. Area beverage distributors will be on hand to provide tastings of their premium bourbons, champagnes and craft beers.

Hosted by Gary and Donna Lang and Beth Shaw, there will also be some culinary delights. Musical entertainment will be provided by the local Cluster Shucks band.

Tickets are available at Breakwater Restaurant or by calling 843-379-0052. The Beaufort Film Society will take orders online at www.beaufortfilmfestival.com or phone orders at 843-522-3196.

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