What To Do the week of October 22nd-28th

Take a Ghost Tour in to benefit CAPA

Beaufort Ghost Tours is presented by The Exchange Club of Beaufort with proceeds benefiting CAPA (Child Abuse Prevention Association of Beaufort County). All tours are narrated by a local haint, who is very familiar with all the spooky history of downtown Beaufort. Carriage Tours are $22 per adult or $12 per child (ages 3-11). Tours leave every 20 minutes beginning at 6:30 p.m. from the downtown marina parking lot at 1006 Bay St., across from the Best Western Hotel. Each tour is approximately 45 minutes. Walking Tours are $12, all ages. They are happening only on October 23, 24, 25, 29 & 30.Tours begin at 6:50 p.m., leaving every 20 minutes from 611 Bay St. and last about 1 hour.

2015 Lowcountry Arts and Literary Festival to host art, music, more 

Please join in the event of the year – The 2015 Lowcountry Arts and Literary Festival on October 24th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.at the historic Frampton Plantation House (c. 1868), a Civil War site, in Yemassee, SC is where you will find vendors, art, books, music, food, historic re-enactments, readings, jewelry, photography, games, and artisan demonstrations. Special guests of the 2015 Lowcountry Arts and Literary Festival: John T. Wayne, grandson of John Wayne, Daja Dial, Miss South Carolina 2015 and more…

Also, housed in the Frampton Plantation House is the Lowcountry Visitors Center and Museum, which features a recreated 1900s plantation parlor, complete with antique furnishings and displays from the region’s 10 museums and the SC Artisans’ Center. There is no charge for this event. For more information, please go to www.jandcwordsmiths.com/2015Festival.

Movie directors tell the tales of Halloween

Come on down to historic Port Royal Sunday, October 25th from 3 to 5 p.m. for an afternoon of Halloween fun. Trunk or Treat located is a safe, daytime alternative to evening trick or treating for children and their families.  Games, Tuck the clown, a costume contest, free food and drinks will be on hand as folks wander the two blocks along Paris avenue viewing the creative assortment of Halloween decorated vehicles chock full of goodies. Want to participate and bring your car, SUV, truck or golf cart? Contact Julie Petroff of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, one of the event sponsors, at 843-379-1020 or email StMarksc@gmail.com.

Two local lectures and one event not to miss

On Monday, October 26th at 1 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room at the St. Helena Branch Library, entrepreneurs are invited to join Mr. Eric Sommerville for a Local Money Talks Workshop on getting your business started. And on Wednesday, October 28th at 2:30 p.m. everyone is invited to view the Diorama of the Fort Fremont Exhibit and to meet the artist Dennis Cannady. Friends of Fort Fremont will also provide a tour of the archeological site at the fort. Please RSVP for this event by calling Janelle Proctor at 843-441-3036 or by email at janelleproctor@hargray.com. And lastly, come meet Aunt Pearlie Sue who will be at the library on Saturday, November 14th for a special film festival presentation during Penn Center’s Heritage Days Celebration.

Movie directors tell the tales of Halloween

Eleven directors, renowned for their contribution to the horror movie genre, have joined forces to create a series of interconnected stories, each with a unique Halloween theme. Ten short films have been woven together by a shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens and axe murderers appear for one night only to terrorize unsuspecting residents. Monday, October 26th at 7 p.m. at The Center for the Arts, 805 Carteret St. Beaufort. All tickets $6.00.

Halloween show at Beaufort High School

Beaufort High School Theater and Dance Departments presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow for one show only — Halloween matinee only — on October 31, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at the BHS Performing Arts Center. General Admission is $5 and if you are wearing a costume, only $3.

Register to attend Pat Conroy’s birthday party

Pat Conroy is turning 70 and the Beaufort History Museum is preparing to celebrate the milestone with a festive birthday party on Saturday evening, October 31, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the courtyard at the Arsenal. The event will feature live music, a delicious Lowcountry feast with beer and wine and, of course, birthday cake. “Pat Conroy is a local literary treasure who has eloquently expressed his love for his hometown and the Lowcountry in his critically acclaimed novels and memoirs,” said Katherine Lang, a Board member who was instrumental in bringing the party to the Museum. The event is open to the public but space is limited and those wishing to attend are advised to register early. Tickets, priced at $30 for Museum members and $35 for non-members, are on sale now at www.beauforthistorymuseum.com.

Sea Island Fly Fishers to hold casting clinic

The Sea Island Fly Fishers meeting on November 14th will be a casting clinic. The clinic is open to the public and is free of charge. It will be held beginning at ten o’clock, on the athletic field behind St. Peter Catholic Church, 70 Lady’s Island Dr. Beaufort. Expert fly casting instructors will be on hand to help with beginners or more experienced fishermen. Bring your fly rod or use our loaner equipment. Prizes will be awarded for winners. Lunch will be offered following the clinic for $10 a person. BBQ plus all the trimmings will be featured. Call Jack Baggette at 843-441-4023 with questions, or www.seaislandflyfishers.com.

Upcoming library events 

To be held at the Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott St., Beaufort.

Event: Poison Pen Mystery Book Club
Date: Monday, November 9th from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Description: Enjoy a discussion of mysteries over refreshments. In November, we’re reading Pines by Blake Crouch. This is a free event. Please contact Ann Cox at (843) 255-6458 or acox@bcgov.net for more information.

Event: Right Plant, Right Place
Date: Tuesday, November 17th from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Description: Master Gardener Laura Lee Rose will teach how to prepare your garden now for spring planting. This is a free event. Please contact Ann Cox at (843) 255-6458 or acox@bcgov.net for more information.

Event: Beaufort Book Club
Date: Thursday, November 19th from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Description: Each month there will be a discussion of a different type of book—some fiction, some memoir, and some nonfiction—selected and voted upon by club members.  Anyone who wants can join us for dinner afterwards at a nearby restaurant. In November, we’re reading Dead Wake by Erik Larson. The Beaufort Book Club is free. Please contact Brendagael Beasley-Forrest at (843)255-6436 or bbeasley@bcgov.net for more information.

Event: One on One Computer Help
Date: Please call to confirm availability.
Description: Need help with computers? Stop by the Beaufort Branch Library on Monday or Thursday evenings; a tech expert will be standing by to assist you with all your technology needs! Please contact Stacey Inman at (843) 255-6458 or sinman@bcgov.net for more information.

All Branches and Departments of the Beaufort County Library system will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th for Veterans Day. For information on any of the programs, visit beaufortcountylibrary.org or call (843) 255-6456.

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