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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.

League of Women Voters Beaufort meetings

6:30 to 8 p.m.,  2nd Thursday of each month (Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8), Meeting Room of Sea Island Presbyterian Church, Lady’s Island Drive. This is a non-partisan, non-profit organization. All are invited to attend. Please join us to promote voter participation in matters of interest to all of us : locally, state-wide and nationally.

Port Royal Cypress
Wetlands tours

9 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10; 6 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23; 9 t 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 8; 9 to 10:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 28; 4 to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13; 4 to 5:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 25. You don’t want to miss the Free guided tours of the Port Royal Cypress Wetlands. Master Naturalist Jill Moore is full of information about the alligators, turtles, trees, plants, and the variety of birds that call the wetlands home. This is a great opportunity to learn about this magical place. Tours are limited in size so sign up now – Kat Bray, Tour Coordinator, info@foprcw.org. Sponsored by Friends of Port Royal Cypress Wetlands.

Doggy Day

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, Charles Lind Brown Pool. Regular admission rates apply for humans as though they are swimming. Limit of two friendly canines per human. Humans are not allowed to swim. Canines must be on a leash entering and exiting the facility. Canines must wear a collar while swimming. Humans must provide written proof of Rabies and Bordetella vaccinations before admission. No aggressive canines or canines in heat allowed in or around facility. Canines must be taken to the potty before entering the facility and taken regularly to avoid accidents. Humans must obey lifeguards at all times. Lifeguard staff reserves the right to refuse service for any reason that they believe may lead to an unsafe situation.

Ann Van Hine at
Beaufort Bookstore

11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, Beaufort Bookstore, Beaufort Town Center. Join author Ann Van Hine for a book talk. Van Hine lost her husband, a New York City firefighter, on Sept. 11, 2001. She shares her story of personal loss amid a national tragedy in her book, Pieces Falling: Navigating 9/11 with Faith, Family & the FDNY. Ann’s journey is a beautiful and moving testament to the resilience of a woman, a family, and a nation. Additional copies of her book will be available for purchase at the Gazebo in Habersham, as well as at River & Marsh Home, and The Beaufort Bookstore.

Sept. 11 Memorial Discussion

11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11, Parish Church of Saint Helena, Habersham. Author Ann Van Hine lost her husband, a New York City firefighter, on Sept. 11, 2001. She shares her story of personal loss amid a national tragedy in her book, Pieces Falling: Navigating 9/11 with Faith, Family & the FDNY. Van Hine’s journey is a beautiful and moving testament to the resilience of a woman, a family, and a nation.

Beaufort Christian Women’s Connection quarterly luncheon

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, The Baptist Church of Beaufort. Following lunch is a style show by Nuances. Stonecroft Speaker Karen Gilmour’s topic is “A Love Story Retold.” Cost is $18. Call or text Marti Myers at 843-321-0962 for reservations.

Sports Academy’s
Family Fun Day

Noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, Sports Academy, 20 Maxine Lane, Beaufort. Featuring games, activities, performances, bounce houses and more on National Gymnastics Day. Food trucks Mother Smokin’ Good and Sassy Sweets will be there. Visit www.sportsacademygym.com for more information.

Bluffton 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.

Beaufort County
Youth Virtual Conference

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24. Planned for Teens by Teens. Open to middle and high school students. To register, visit https://bit.ly/3wrH6Iu. For more information, call Carrie at 843-812-4399 or Janie at 843-592-0013 or visit caraesbeaufort.org.

OktoPRfest

11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, Parris Avenue, Port Royal. Free admission. No pets. Delicious food from food trucks, local chefs, restaurants. A variety of craft, imported and domestic beers. Lowcountry artisan and craft market. Family fun zone. Classic car and truck show (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Bikers against bullies. Live music by the Rhinelanders (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and Broke Locals (2:30 to 5 p.m.). For more information, visit www.portroyalova.org.

All-You-Can-Eat Shrimp Boil

4 p.m. until, Saturday, Sept. 24, Fish Camp on 11th Street, Port Royal. Rain or shine. Event supports Help of Beaufort. Live music includes 12th Street from 2 to 5 p.m., and the Alan Price Trio from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets for adults are $30 online and $35 at the door. Tickets for children are $15 online and $20 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit hiltonheadcrab.com/buytickets. For more nformation, call 843-379-2248 or visit fishcampon11th.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.

Blues, Bourbon & BBQ

6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6, Crystal Lake Barn at Hampton Lake, Bluffton. Limited to guests 21 and older. Event benefits Family Promise of Beaufort County. Music by Scott Ainslie, a renowned artist, songwriter and musician (www.cattailmusic.com). Barbecue by talented local Chef, Danny Hieronymus (www.hieronymusprovisions.com). Live and silent auctions. 

For a limited number of guests, there will have an exclusive Pre-Event VIP Bourbon tasting from 5:15  to 6 p.m. The bourbon has been donated by Burnt Church Distillery. Tickets are $100-$150 and can be purchased at https://bit.ly/3KzS18D.

Beaufort Shrimp Festival

Friday, Oct. 7 and Saturday Oct. 8, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Beaufort. Arts and Crafts Market runs from Noon to 6 p.m., Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday. Friday’s music – Lauren Hall, 5:30 p.m.; Still Standing: A Tribute to Elton John by the Elton John Tribute Band, 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s music – Broke Locals, 11:15 a.m.; Parris Island Rock Band, 12:30 p.m.; Walker Dean, 2 p.m.; Katiie Lynn Godowns, 3 p.m. Savor the best fresh-caught shrimp in the world during the 28th Annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival, featuring unique shrimp dishes from the region’s foremost restaurants and chefs. Admission is free.

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, Sept. 17, The Legends at Parris Island. Register at https://bit.ly/3vD1iGN 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

Dawn to dusk, Monday through Sunday, The Fort Fremont Preserve, 1124 Land’s End Road, St. Helena Island. Free and open to the public. The History Center is open Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can learn about the fort’s history during the Spanish-American War through interpretive signs, self-guided walking tours with a smart phone, exhibits in the history center, and docent-led tours. For more information visit www.fortfremont.org or contact Passive Parks Manager Stefanie 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.

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.

Beaufort Sportfishing
and Diving Club

7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, Lady’s Island, Meridian Road. Social begins at 6:30 p.m. Captain Wes Chesnutt and Captain Jake Parker of Payback Fishing Charters will have a presentation on Triple Tail. They will discuss locating this elusive great table fair. They also present rods & reels, type of baits/lures and more importantly techniques to land a Triple Tail.  There will also be an update of the Smart Reef Project at the Beaufort 45′ Reef. Beaufort Boat & Dock Supply, Butler Marine, and Adams Marine Seminars again are our drawing sponsors. Remember to weigh in your favorite catch at the Port Royal Landing Marina – Safe Harbor – during regular hours. Congratulations to Danny Walsh as the monthly winner. Winners must be present at the next month’s meeting to receive the cash award. Guests are welcome. Reservations are not needed. For additional information, please contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122 or fgibson@islc.net.

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

Street Music on Paris Avenue

6 p.m., every other Saturday, Paris Avenue between 9th and 10th streets. Free. Bring chairs and dancing shoes. Sept. 17, Backline (bluegrass).

Fripp Island Friends
of Music Concert Series

5 p.m., specific Sundays, Fripp Island Community Centre, 205 Tarpon Blvd., Fripp Island. Individual shows are $30. Consider becoming a member of Fripp Island Friends of Music (FIFOM). Membership gives you access to all five concerts, including the post-performance reception where you meet the musicians while enjoying delicious hors d’oeuvres prepared fresh by Harold’s Chef Services. It also helps fund FIFOM’s Music-in-the-Schools program. The basic FIFOM membership, $100, has not changed. To become a member, text or call Vanessa Peñaherrera at 704-807-0255 or email vandy116@gmail.com. Go to frippfriendsofmusic.com for more information. Schedule: Oct. 16, Natalia Khoma Duo (cellist, pianist); Nov. 13, TAKE3 (high-energy mix of classical, pop and jazz); Jan. 8, Andrew Armstrong (piano); Feb. 26, The Tony Lee Group (jazz); March 26, Kim Richey (singer-songwriter).

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.

Beaufort Triple Crown,
3-race 5K Sprint Series

Saturday, Oct. 8 – Run Forrest Run 5K: Beaufort Digital Corridor kicks off the series, and all proceeds support the mission of bridging the tech career gap between school and work.

Saturday, Oct. 15 – Swing Bridge Run: The run supports Holy Trinity Classical Christian School’s mission to provide rigorous classical education to children regardless of financial means.

Saturday, Oct. 22 – Flying Frog 5K: This unique course is on the runway at beautiful Beaufort Executive Airport. This race supports the Altitude Academy, a Lowcountry program dedicated to educating youth on aviation.

Registration for the Beaufort Triple Crown series is only available until Wednesday, Oct. 5. To qualify, entrants must register for each of the individual races above and select “Yes” on the participation question above. Beaufort Triple Crown participants will receive different colored race bibs from other participants and will be timed for the singular races as well as the overall series and compete to win both series finisher and overall placer medals. The top first-, second- and third-place overall male and female winners will take home the prize.

Registration

Beaufort Triple Crown: https://www.facebook.com/BeaufortTripleCrown/

Swing Bridge Run: https://bit.ly/SwingBridgeRun

Flying Frog 5k: bit.ly/FlyingFrog5k

Run Forrest Run 5k: https://bit.ly/RunForrestRunBeaufort

For more information, contact Celeste Pruit, Director of Advancement, Holy Trinity Classical Christian School, at 843-379-9670 or email her at cpruit@htccs.org.

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.

For a complete list of Beaufort County Library activities, please visit https://bit.ly/3qiYbRo.

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