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Bluffton Night Bazaar — a Lowcountry Made Market

5 to 8 p.m., first Thursday of each month, Burnt Church Distillery, 120 Bluffton Road. A highly curated selection of accessories, clothing, home goods, custom gifts and more by local artists and makers.

Rooted Beaufort Yoga classes

5:30 to 6:45 p.m., Thursdays, Cypress Wetlands, Port Royal; 9 to 10:15 a.m., Whitehall Park or Pigeon Point Park. Rooted Beaufort is a collective of local Yoga teachers who host outdoor yoga classes and donation-based events with proceeds being donated locally on a rotating basis.

Wet Willie’s Trivia Night

7 to 10 p.m., every Thursday, Wet Willie’s, Beaufort Town Center. Win awesome prizes while you sip the worlds greatest daiquiris and munch on delicious bites.

Wet Willie’s Bingo Night

7 to 10 p.m., every Friday, Wet Willie’s, Beaufort Town Center. Win free giveaways, merchandise, and more cool prizes.

Port Royal Farmers Market

9 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, year round, Naval Heritage Park, 1615 Ribaut Road, Port Royal. Rain or shine. You will find fresh, local, seasonal produce, shrimp, oysters, poultry, beef, pork, eggs, bread and cheese, as well as plants, ferns, camellias, azaleas, citrus trees and beautiful, fresh cut flower bouquets. There are prepared food vendors serving barbecue, dumplings, she crab soup, crab cakes, paella, coffee, baked goods, bagels and breakfast sandwiches. No pets allowed. For more information, visit http://www.portroyalfarmersmarket.com/, visit @portroyalfarmersmarket on Facebook or call 843-295-0058.

Lowcountry Made Markets

9 a.m. to 1 p.m., first and third Saturday of each month through December, Buckwalter Place Park, next to Kroger off Buckwalter Place Blvd., Bluffton. Each market includes local vendors, live music, food and drink. The events are free. Participating vendors include: Gullah Express LLC (food truck), Declan’s Delights, Pick N Paint Pottery, Preservation Tree Art, 7th & Palm, Kara Artman Art, Southern Botanica, Hedone (bath & body), Blue Door Boutique, The Herb Room Organic Apothecary, Juke Joint Sweets, BPC Custom Furniture, Back to Eden Self Care Products, LLC, Shutterbug Custom Designs LLC, Pet Wants Hilton Head, Grind Coffee Roasters, LLC, Fabula Collective, The Artsy Girl, KODA Glass Designs, Lowcountry Livin’, Legacy Art Gallery, Cottonwood Soap Company, Marsh View Candles and Crafted With A Purpose.

Friends of Port Royal Cypress Wetlands guided tours

6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, Sunset Tour. The Friends of Port Royal Cypress Wetlands (501c3) offers free guided tours with Master Naturalist Jill Moore, from Moore2Life, as guide. Watch our baby egrets in their nests and learn about the other wildlife, birds, and plants that inhabit this special place. Tours are approximately 90 minutes and limited to 12 participants. To sign up for a tour please email Kat Bray at info@foprcw.org. For more information, visit www.foprcw.org.

Bourbon Barrel Unveiling

Noon to 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 5, Rotten Little Bastard Distillery, Beaufort Town Center. Event is limited to 50 people. Tickets are $30 prior to Sept. 1, $35 Sept. 1 and after. Be among the first to taste the first batch of Coosa Cut Bourbon, produced entirely in Beaufort and receive a commemorative coin. There will be refreshments and live music. Each participant will also have the option to bottle their own barrel strength Coosa Cut Bourbon from this initial batch at an additional charge. Tickets are available at the distillery or online at https://www.rottenlittlebastarddistillery.com/.

Christian Women’s Connection luncheon and shopping fair

10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, Hampton Hall Clubhouse. Dine elegantly and shop for pre-holiday gifts, collectables and nibbles with the Christian Women’s Connection. Comedian Cherie Nettles will tell us “Laughter is the best medicine.” Prepaid reservations are $28, payable to “CWC Bluffton” care of Carol Mock, 607 Argent Way, Bluffton SC 29909. For more details, contact Julie at 602-750-5465 or Julie.ott.az@gmail.com.

Lowcountry Legal Volunteers Lowcountry Boil

5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, The Community Beer Garden at The Sands, Port Royal. Tickets $50. Food provided by Sea Eagle Market. Live music provided by the Cluster Shucks. Proceeds help support LCLV. To find out more or for Sponsorship Opportunities, call Beverly at 843-815-1570 or email beverly@lclv.org. To buy tickets online, visit https://bit.ly/3BD5r1q.

St. Peter’s Catholic Church’s 62nd annual Fall Bazaar

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Lady’s Island. The bazaar committee seeks Lowcountry artists and crafts people to sell their creations at the bazaar. Booths may be set up inside or outside. Fee is $100. The bazaar will also feature International Foods, a Silent Auction, Sweet Shoppe, a Craft Beer Garden, a Kids Zone with games and inflatables, a Plant Sale, and Church Tours (see the new stained-glass windows). Proceeds benefit the Lowcountry Outreach Center. For an application contact parishlife@stpetersbeaufort.org.

Lowcountry Jaycees Food Truck Festival

Saturday, Oct. 1, Paris Avenue, Port Royal.

Rock n’ Ribs 2022 featuring Blues Traveler

Saturday, Oct. 15, Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head Island. Tickets start at $149. To purchase, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rock-n-ribs-2022-featuring-blues-traveler-tickets-103845021254.

Beaufort Oyster Festival

Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 21-22, 2023, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Beaufort. www.BftOysterFestival.com.

MCAS Beaufort Airshow

Saturday-Sunday, April 22-23, 2023, MCAS Beaufort. Visit BeaufortAirShow.com. General admission is free.

GOLF

Adaptive Golf Experience Clinic

9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 20, The Legends at Parris Island. Register at https://bit.ly/3vD1iGN by August 7 to get on base. Free and open to civilians, veterans and active military. Led by golf professionals and physical therapists. Clinics target veterans and civilians with physical disabilities or challenges. As a participant, you’ll receive complimentary instruction on both the full golf swing and putting, taught by experienced professional golf instructors, fellow adaptive athletes who are already golfers and volunteers. No prior experience with golf is necessary – just a desire to learn or to help others. Our goal is to help those with disabilities learn new abilities through adaptive golf.

Inaugural Stingray Scramble

Saturday, Nov. 12, Ocean Creek Course, Fripp Island. Tournament benefits Riverview Charter School. Event features golf, food, awards and an after party. Details to come.

HISTORY

The Historic Port Royal Museum

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or upon request, Thursdays through Sundays, The Historic Port Royal Museum, 1634 Paris Ave. The museum features the turn-of-the-century businesses and industries of Port Royal: Shrimping, crabbing, oystering, the railroad, the school and the mercantile. Great gifts featuring local artists are available. For more information. visit www.portroyalhistory.org, email historicportroyalfoundation@gmail.com or call 843-524-4333.

Tour Historic Fort Fremont

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Fort Fremont History Center, Fort Fremont Preserve, 1124 Land’s End Road, St. Helena Island. Docent-led tours are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. every Saturday. Travel back in time to the 1800s and the Spanish American War. Visitors to Fort Fremont can learn about the fort’s history by reading interpretive panels, taking a self-guided tour with a smart phone, visiting the history center exhibit hall, or attending a docent-led tour of the property. The Preserve is open to the public Monday through Sunday from dawn to dusk. For more information, visit www.fortfremont.org or contact Passive Parks manager Stephanie Nagid at snagid@bcgov.net.

Hidden Beaufort Treasures

5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, The Arsenal, 713 Craven St. Beaufort History Museum members and their guests are welcome. Registrants can enjoy complimentary beverages (wine, beer, water) and snacks (cheese, light hors d’oeuvres) at the historic Beaufort Arsenal as they learn about three historic artifacts selected from our collections storage and cast a vote for their favorite. Docents and members of the Museum’s standing and special committees will be available to provide descriptions of the historic artifacts on display as well as answer questions about them. If you are not a Museum member, visit https://bit.ly/3zWRpoO to join. To renew a lapsed membership, visit https://bit.ly/3c1Yrkg. If your not sure of your membership go to https://bit.ly/3K21LYZ to login and review your membership profile. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

LIBRARY ACTIVITIES

Escape Quest Games

9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, Beaufort Downtown Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, 843-255-6456.

Dungeons & Dragons

4 p.m., Mondays, Beaufort Downtown Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, 843-255-6441. Ages 12 to 18.

Hoopla Class

10 a.m., 2nd Monday of each month, Beaufort Downtown Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, 843-255-6456.

Lego Club

4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Mondays, St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Road, St. Helena Island, 843-255-6540. All ages welcome.

Knitting/Crochet Class

2:30 p.m., 1st Tuesday each month, Beaufort Downtown Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, 843-255-6456.

Teen Art Club

4 p.m., 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month, Beaufort Downtown Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, 843-255-6441. Ages 12-18.

Teen Anime Club

4 p.m., 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month, Beaufort Downtown Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, 843-255-6456.

Basic Computer Skills

9 a.m., Wednesdays, Beaufort Downtown Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, 843-255-6456.

Teen Video Game Club

4 p.m., 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month, Beaufort Downtown Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, 843-255-6441. Ages 12 to 18.

Hoopla Class

4 p.m., 4th Wednesday of each month, Beaufort Downtown Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, 843-255-6456.

S.C. Works Job Coaching

2 to 4 p.m., Thursdays, St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Road, St. Helena Island, 843-255-6540. Free help with job searches, interviews.

Line Dance Class

3:30 p.m., 1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month, Beaufort Downtown Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, 843-255-6456.

Chess Club

1 to 2 p.m., Saturdays, St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Road, St. Helena Island, 843-255-6540. Ages 5 and older.

Chess Meet Up

11 a.m., 2nd Saturday of each month, Beaufort Downtown Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, 843-255-6456. Instructor Henry Otto Seim will show beginners the basics or play a friendly game with more experienced players. All skill levels welcome. Extra boards will be set up.

Chess Meet Up

11 a.m., 3rd Saturday of each month, Lobeco Branch Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, 843-255-6479. Instructor Henry Otto Seim will show beginners the basics or play a friendly game with more experienced players. All skill levels welcome. Extra boards will be set up.

Law Talk

5 to 6 p.m., select Thursdays, St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Road, St. Helena Island, 843-255-6540. Free. Brief topic overview with volunteer attorney. Aug. 4, Family Law; Sept. 1, Bankruptcy and Credit; Oct. 6, Landlord Tenant Law; Nov. 3, End of Life Issues. Call to register.

Hoopla Help

11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 13, Lobeco Branch Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, 843-255-6479. Bring your tablet, smartphone or laptop and learn how to get ebooks and audiobooks free with Hoopla Digital through the Beaufort County Library System.

Basic Computer Skills Class

11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16; Tuesday, Aug. 30, Lobeco Branch Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, 843-255-6479. Presented by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce. Call or stop by to register.

Beaufort Downtown Branch Library Special Programs

Select Tuesdays and Thursdays, Beaufort Downtown Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, 843-255-6456. 2:30 p.m., Aug. 16, Local Art Display; 2:30 p.m., Sept. 13, Civic Awareness; 2:30 p.m., Oct. 20, Friends of the Library Celebration; 2:30 p.m., Nov. 15, Beekeeping; 2:30 p.m., Dec. 13, Gingerbread House Contest.

Hoopla Help

11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 23, Lobeco Branch Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, 843-255-6479. Bring your tablet, smartphone or laptop and learn how to get ebooks and audiobooks free with Hoopla Digital through the Beaufort County Library System.

Law Talk

10:30 a.m. to noon, select Saturdays, Lobeco Branch Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, 843-255-6479. Free. Brief topic overview with volunteer attorney. Aug. 27, Landlord Tenant Law; Sept. 10, Wills, Estates, Probate; Oct. 15, Wills, Estates, Probate; Nov. 5, Real Estate and Foreclosure. Call to register.

MEETINGS

The Beaufort Trailblazers – A Volunteer Group

8 a.m., first Thursday each month, Herban Marketplace, Beaufort. Anyone interested in supporting or building off-road/dirt/wilderness mountain biking/jogging/walking trails near is encouraged to attend. For more information, call 843-575-0021 or email universitybicycles@hotmail.com.

Maye River Quilters

10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, Church of the Palms, 1425 Okatie Highway. The wearing of masks is encouraged. For more meeting dates and times, and for membership forms to join the group, call 843-705-9590. To attend the meeting as a guest, send an RSVP email to mayeriverquilters@gmail.com.

MUSIC

Jazz In The Park

7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Lowcountry Celebration Park at Coligny, 94 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island. Tuesday, Aug. 16 – Martin Lesch Band; Tuesday, Aug. 30 – Fabulous Equinox Orchestra. Free. Bring chairs.

Street Music on Paris Avenue

6 p.m., every other Saturday, Paris Avenue between 9th and 10th streets. Free. Bring chairs and dancing shoes. Schedule: Aug. 20, Katie Henry (blues); Sept. 3, Lurrie Bell (blues); Sept. 17, Backline (bluegrass).

RUNNING

Move Your Mind 5K/10K Walk and Run

7:30 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, May River High School, Bluffton. Event benefits Memory Matters. The morning will be full of fun, food and prizes. Strollers and four-legged friends are welcome. Cost varies from $20 to $35 based on participation in the 5K or 10K. Student and Military discounts are available. For more information, call 843-842-6688 or email info@memorymatters.org.

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