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Gifts From the Boneyard

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 1-31, 2023, Port Royal Sound foundation (PRSF) Museum, 310 Okatie Highway, Okatie. The Friends of Hunting Island (FOHI) and The Port Royal Sound Foundation (PRSF) are hosting an art exhibit called, “Gifts From the Boneyard, Art Inspired by Hunting Island’s Landscape.” The featured artist is Barbara James, a local fabric artist. Photographers Joan Eckhardt and Andy Stephens are also contributing pieces. Proceeds from sales will go to FOHI and PRSF. Opening gala from 4 to 6 p.m., March 2, 2023.

CALENDAR

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.

Highway 21 Flea Market

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., every Saturday and Sunday, Highway 21 Drive-In. Sellers, vendors, handmade items, unique products and yard sale items. For information, email lowcountryfleamarket@gmail.com.

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.

YMCA Puppy Plunge

9 to 11 a.m., Saturdays, 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.

Grandparents: Leaving a Gospel Shaped Legacy

6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 21, The Great Hall, Holy Trinity Classical Christian School, 302 Burroughs Ave., Beaufort. Cost is $10 per person and includes light refreshments. To register and pay online, please go to www.HTCCS.org and use the quick link “Community Grand-Parenting Seminar” on the home page. Schumann is an author and speaker and serves as the director of Christian Grandparenting Network. She has written two books, Prayers that Stir the Hearts of Grandparents and The Christmas Bracelet. For more information about this lecture and future lectures, please contact Celeste Pruit, Director of Advancement, at cpruit@htccs.org or call her at 843-379-9670.

Antique and Classic Car Show

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, 13 Market Street, Habersham, Beaufort. Show is free. $20 entry donation for cars, trucks, motorcycles. Door prizes, trophies, food and more. For more information, call 617-513-3938.

Lowcountry Christian Women’s Connection

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, Hampton Hall Clubhouse, 170 Hampton Hall Blvd., Bluffton. Christmas music, holiday games, fun, prizes, guest speaker, and lunch. Prepaid Reservations: Luncheon is $28 payable to CWC Bluffton and send to Carol Mock, 607 Argent Way, Bluffton SC. 29909 or email Julie.ott.az@gmail.com

Beaufort Oyster Festival

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

Lowcountry Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon and Program

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, 170 Hampton Hall Blvd., Bluffton. ‘Jazz it Up Feature/Speaker-Tempe Brown; Mini Jazz & Blues Concert. Prepaid Reservations: Luncheon is $28 Luncheon is $28 payable to CWC Bluffton and send to Carol Mock, 607 Argent Way, Bluffton SC. 29909 or email Julie.ott.az@gmail.com.

MCAS Beaufort Airshow

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

CHRISTMAS

Smile For Santa

9:30 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, Dec. 3, 10, 17; in the Gazebo at the Port Royal Farmer’s Market. Hosted by the Beaufort Garden Club. Bring your children, grandchildren and/or pets to the Gazebo area at the market and take your photo with Santa. Garden Club members also will gladly take photos with your phones. Donations will be accepted and all proceeds will go to local charities.

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.

Reconstruction Era History and the Civil War in Beaufort

6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, Second Founding of America Learning Center, West Street. Free and open to the public. Join staff from the University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Institute for the Study of the Reconstruction Era, Second Founding of America, and Reconstruction Era National Historical Park for an evening program on the importance of interpreting Reconstruction here in the community. Park Superintent Scott Teodorski will provide updates to park operations.

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.

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.

Sea Island Quilt Guild

6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, Carteret Street United Methodist Church, 408 Carteret Street, Beaufort.

Hosting our annual auction. Be sure to bring items you would like to donate to the guild, and we will auction it off to the highest bidder. All are welcome.

Fripp Audubon Club

7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, Fripp Island Community Center, 205 Tarpon Blvd. The Ten Eyck Lecture Series welcomes Jake Zadik and Juliana Smith presenting “Birding Trends and Birding Tools: Predicting the 2022 Christmas Bird Count.” Meet and greet at 6 p.m., before the program. Bring a small plate of nibbles to share. Program begins at 7 p.m. in the Chapel. Zadik and Smith have worked as a Naturalists and Biologists for the last 10 years. Both are avid birders and have contributed to field research in realms such as migratory bird banding, shorebird surveys, breeding bird surveys, and tropical bird surveys from countries as far away as Ecuador. Zadik is the staff Naturalist for the Brays Island Community and Smith is a Naturalist and Master Naturalist Project Coordinator for the Spring Island Trust. They will demonstrate how eBird and Merlin Bird ID can be powerful tools to predict likely birds for this year’s count and to record and track our sightings. For more information, visit www.islc.net/audubon/ or contact frippaudubonclub@gmail.com. Off-island visitors welcome. Please stop at the gate to check in.

Indivisible Beaufort

11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, Beaufort Public Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort. The main speaker will be Beth Young, Vice-Chair for the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Will also present perspectives on the election results.

Maye River Quilters

9:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, Palmetto Electric Cooperative, 1 Cooperative Way, Hardeeville. The wearing of masks is encouraged. Social time, 9:30 a.m.; meeting starts at 10 a.m. 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: Jan. 8, Andrew Armstrong (piano); Feb. 26, The Tony Lee Group (jazz); March 26, Kim Richey (singer-songwriter).

OUTDOORS

2022 Kayak Fishing Tournament

7:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 19. Hosted by Sea Sea’s Honey Hole, guest host Houston from BeaufortSCFishing. Cost $100. Lines in 7:30 a.m.; Awards 3 to 4 p.m. Cash prizes for 1st through 3rd place. Species: red drum. Tournament within a tournament: Flounder and trout. Tournament registration must be complete Thursday, Nov. 17. For more information, call Sea Sea at 843-379-2018

Port Royal Cypress Wetlands tours

9 to 10:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 25; 1 to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, Port Royal Cypress Wetlands. Bring your holiday guests to a free guided tour of the wetlands sponsored by Friends of Port Royal Cypress Wetlands and led by Master Naturalist Jill Moore. Moore is full of information about 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.

RUNNING

Junior Service League of Beaufort 3rd Annual “Truckin’ It” 5K

8 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, Town of Port Royal. Cost varies depending on race. The Truckin’ It race offers a 5K and fun run for children younger than 12 – 5K begins at 8 a.m.; fun run begins at 8:05 a.m. This family event is stroller and pet friendly. Following the race, meet and take photos with Santa. Sign up at http://bit.ly/3EaSICz. JSLB Truckin’ It 5K and Kids Fun Run. Currently seeking sponsors for this event as well. For information about sponsoring or participating, please contact Allison Kindwall at run.jslb@gmail.com.

HIGHWAY 21 DRIVE-IN

The movies scheduled for this week (Friday, Nov. 18 through Sunday, Nov. 20, closed Wednesdays) at the Highway 21 Drive-In are Wakanda Forever (PG-13, 8 p.m.) single feature on Screen 1; Wakanda Forever (PG-13, 6:30 p.m.) and Wakanda Forever (PG-13, 9:25 p.m.) on Screen 2; and The Menu (R, 7:30 p.m.) and The Barbarian (R, 9:10 p.m.) on Screen 3 (Friday and Saturday).

Online ticketing is available at hwy21drivein.com on the Now Playing page. Patrons are asked to arrive early on Friday and Saturday nights. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.

“Our family at the Hwy. 21 drive in feel a responsibility to our community,” a statement from Highway 21 Drive-In management reads. “We are concerned about many things in these trying times and in making the right decisions. We are concerned with our employees, our patrons, our business, our community’s businesses, and the health and well-being of all.”

A reminder: no outside food or beverages can be brought into the drive-in.

Upcoming movies include Strange World and Devotion (Nov. 23).

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