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Shorts at High Noon back at TCL

Noon to 1 p.m., every Wednesday, TCL’s Beaufort campus. Free and open to the public. Check-in is at 11:30 a.m. This week’s films are His & Hers (a 4-minute Short film), Lavender (a 12-minute Student) and In The Event Of My Death (a 21-minute Short film). All films were featured at the 2022 Beaufort International Film Festival.

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 (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, 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.

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

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, 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.

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.; Katie 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.

Our Cultures, Our Stories: A Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, Bluffton Library (120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton Village. Celebrate with a tour of Hispanic cultures, cuisines, music, snacks, and more. All ages are invited to join in the fun of this free event.

Sidewalk Sale

9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, Collectors Antique Mall, 102C Sea Island Parkway, Beaufort. Giant sale in our parking lot and inside the store. Vendors are clearing out store inventory and bringing items from home. The Lunch Lady Food Truck will be in our parking lot with breakfast and lunch. We will also have Fall and Halloween in our store. All sales subject to SC sales tax.

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.

St. Helena Branch Library 10th anniversary

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Road, St. Helena Island, S.C., 29920. Families of all ages are welcome. Attendees will get to enjoy a sweet treat, fun activities and more.

Christian Women’s Connection Honor Our Hometown Heroes

11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, Hampton Hall Club House. Join the Christian Women’s Connection and welcome gentlemen guests, military, veterans and first responders, who will enjoy an elegant meal and be entertained with music by Alec Poulin. Hear from Roy and Stephanie Brown about Operation Patriots’ experiences for Veterans and First Responders, and be inspired as Lt. Lee Levesque speaks about “Real Footprints in A Servant’s Life.” Prepaid reservations are $28 payable to “CWC Bluffton” care of Carol Mock, 607 Argent Way, Bluffton S.C. 29909. For details, Julie at 602-750-5465 or email Julie.ott.az@gmail.com.

YMCA Puppy Plunge

9 to 11 a.m., Saturdays, Oct. 22, Nov. 19, Dec. 17, Jan. 28, Feb. 25, March 25. Wardle Family YMCA, Outdoor pool, 1801 Richmond Ave., Port Royal. Well-behaved canines of all breeds and sizes are welcome. Cost is $10 per pup. All proceeds benefit the Y’s Learn to Swim program. Owners will be required to sign a waiver before entering the enclosed, exterior pool area (use the side entrance gate), must be present with their pups at all times, and humans are not permitted to swim in the Puppy Plunge. The YMCA asks that pets be up-to-date on all vaccinations. Event is weather dependent so check the YMCA social media or call the Y front desk at 843-522-9622 the morning of the Puppy Plunge to check any status update.

Poe: A Meditation for an Autumn Afternoon

1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, Bluffton Library (120 Palmetto Way, in Bluffton Village). All ages are invited to attend this free event. First come, first seated. Doors will open at 12:45 p.m.

HBF Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens

Oct. 22 and 23. Explore Beaufort from a rare vantage point as gracious homeowners open their homes and gardens to public view during HBF’s annual Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens. This year’s homes represent the best of The Beaufort Style and celebrate the charm and character of our 18th century town.

Tickets are available at www.historicbeaufort.org or by phone at 843.379.3331.

Veterans Day Parade

10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 11. Parade lineup begins at Beaufort National Cemetery at 8:30 p.m.. Parade route runs through downtown Beaufort. Parade is sponsored by Beaufort County Veterans Affairs and will be broadcast on The County Channel. Entry application can be found at BeaufortCountySC.com/veteransaffairs. Registration deadline is Oct. 27.

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

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.

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.

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.

Time for Tea (English Tea Party)

3 p.m., 1st Monday of each month, Beaufort Downtown Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, 843-255-6456.

Recipe Club

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

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.

Coffee & Conversation

9 a.m., 1st Wednesday of each month, Beaufort Downtown Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, 843-255-6456. Coffee with a librarian.

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. Sept. 1, Bankruptcy and Credit; Oct. 6, Landlord Tenant Law; Nov. 3, End of Life Issues. Call to register.

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. Sept. 10, Wills, Estates, Probate; Oct. 15, Wills, Estates, Probate; Nov. 5, Real Estate and Foreclosure. Call 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., 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.

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.

Zonta Club of Beaufort

6 p.m., 4th Tuesday of each month, Smokehouse, Port Royal. Until November 22, we are participating in a service project with a global organization called Free the Girls. We are currently collecting new and gently used bras to help women rescued from trafficking start their own businesses selling the bras. Last year our club collected more than 600 bras and we are hoping to beat that number this year. Our collection sites are Amy Bowman State Farm Agency, 1284 Ribaut Rd., Myrna B. Breland, CPA, 1 Professional Drive, Port Royal, and Nourishing Health Acupuncture and Herbs, 34A Savannah Hwy.

Maye River Quilters

10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, 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

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

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.

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