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Halloween Cookies

6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, The Social Betty, 204 Carteret Street, Beaufort. Elevate the party with some spooky hand crafted cookies for Halloween. Rachael of Frosted Artistry will be with us for this cookie decorating workshop. Refreshments and everything needed will be provided. Call 843 379-5900 for details and reservations or email pbranning458@gmail.com.

Welcome reception for Charleston wildllife artist Peggy Watkins

4 to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, The Social Betty, 204 Carteret Street, Beaufort. Spend an evening getting to know Peggy Watkins and peruse her paintings, all inspired by the wildlife of the Lowcountry. Enjoy music while viewing her collection. Light food and beverages will be served. For more information, call 843 379-5900 or email pbranning458@gmail.com.

Painting at The Social Betty

1 to 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, The Social Betty, 204 Carteret Street, Beaufort. Charleston wildlife artist Peggy Watkins will be demonstrating the journey of painting by starting with nothing and creating something magical. She gives voice to her work in deep exploration and experimentation. For more information, call 843 379-5900 or email pbranning458@gmail.com.

Painting at The Social Betty

1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, The Social Betty, 204 Carteret Street, Beaufort. Charleston wildlife artist Peggy Watkins will talk about her style of impressionistic realism. She captures the essence of her subject while her bold use of color and strong brush stroke create a powerful and lasting impression on the imagination. For more information, call 843 379-5900 or email pbranning458@gmail.com.

A Royal Tea Party

3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25, The Social Betty, 204 Carteret Street, Beaufort. In Honor of the late Queen Elizabeth, hosted by The Tradition Begins, a mother/daughter team. Cost is $85. Wear your finery and a hat of choice or one provided. Join and learn the history behind this timeless tradition while enjoying the many tea offerings and tiered plates of delectables. For more information, call 843 379-5900 or email pbranning458@gmail.com.

Halloween Pumpkin Painting Workshop

4 to 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28, The Social Betty, 204 Carteret Street, Beaufort. Cost is $25. Ages 5 and older are invited to wear a costume and bring a friends to paint their jack-o-lanterns. Refreshments and treat bags will be offered along with plenty of fun entertainment. For more information, call 843 379-5900 or email pbranning458@gmail.com.

CALENDAR

Shorts at High Noon 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. 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.

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.

Port Royal Cypress Wetlands tours

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.

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

Adaptive Golf Experience Clinic

9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, 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.

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.

League of Women Voters Beaufort meeting

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.

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.

Indivisible Beaufort meeting

1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, downtown Beaufort Library. The featured guest will be Melissa Moore, Lowcountry Manager for WREN, the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network. WREN’s mission is to build a movement to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of South Carolina women, girls, gender-expansive people, and their families.

Sea Island Quilt Guild

6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, Carteret Street United Methodist Church, 409 Carteret Street, Beaufort.

For this meeting, we will have Karen Kendo, a well known quilting judge, talking about taking the fear out of having your quilts judged and what judges look for. Kendo will be serving as the judge at our quilt show in spring 2023. We look forward to seeing you there. All are welcome.

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. 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

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.

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.

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