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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.

Brain Boosters Class

1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, 19, & 26, Okatie Pines Retirement Community, 142 Okatie Center Blvd N, Bluffton. $99 Fee. Three week brain-wellness course for active adults that promotes positive lifestyle strategies for improved brain health. Instructed by Memory Matters’ Community Education Director Debbie Anderson.

Beaufort Oyster Festival

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

Herbal Tea from Native Plants of the Sea Islands

5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island. Call 843-255-6487 to register. Free. Learn how to find and create teas from native plants with artist & environmentalist Monique deLaTour; history, origins, and uses of Yaupon, and more.

YMCA Puppy Plunge

9 to 11 a.m., Saturdays, 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.

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.

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.

Heritage Library Family Tree Maker Classes

10:30 a.m. to noon., select Mondays, Four-part Zoom seminar. $50 for Heritage Library members, $55 for non-members. A series of 4 online classes to help you make the best of Family Tree Maker Software. To register, go to https://heritagelib.org/online-classes. Jan. 16, Session 1: Overview and the First Steps. Learn how the program is organized and the proper setup to get the most from the software. These classes assume you have basic computer skills. The software is available both for MAC and PC users. Jan. 23, Session 2: Getting Started: People and Media Tabs. Learn to add people, set relationships, add and categorize media, set profile pictures, link media to several people at once, backup your files, and more. This class gets you started on the process of documenting your family history with this software. You must have purchased Family Tree Make 2019, installed it on your computer, and done the preliminary required setup covered in Session 1. Jan. 30, Session 3: Introducing the Web Search. Learn to search websites through Family Tree Maker, add favorite search sites, and add information directly to your tree. Additional information on Media and maps will be included. Feb. 6, Session 4: Creating A Final Project: Find and Fix Errors, Get Started With The Publish Tab. Participants will learn how to find and fix duplicate information and errors; learn what reports can be created from the software; how participants can share work; and how to create a book.

Rediscovering the Discovery of America

10 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17, Room 115, USCB Hilton Head Campus, 1 Sand Shark Drive, Hilton Head Island. $8 for Heritage Library members, $10 for non-members. To register, go to https://heritagelib.org/online-classes. This presentation explores the actual facts behind the myths that have framed American history for centuries.

Beaufort County Historical Society: Civil War Union Bands (St. Helena)

11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19, St Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Rd, St Helena Island. Limited seating, registration required. For registration, please go to https://www.beaufortcountyhistoricalsociety.com/events on or after Jan. 5. Presentation by Dr. Michael Johns, musician and music historian. Learn about the wartime sounds and instruments heard in camp, during battle and in social settings at the time of the Civil War.

The New York Campaigns

1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, Room 213, USCB Hilton Head Campus, 1 Sand Shark Drive, Hilton Head Island. $8 for Heritage Library members, $10 for non-members. To register, go to https://heritagelib.org/online-classes. Explore the history of the Revolutionary War in New York.

History & Happy Hour with Captain Jack Stoney

5 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, USCB Hilton Head Campus, 1 Sand Shark Drive, Hilton Head Island. $25 per person, with cash bar. To register, go to https://heritagelib.org/online-classes. Meet Captain Jack Stoney, privateer and wealthy landowner of early Hilton Head and enjoy the cocktail of your choice and hors d’oeuvres. Captain Jack will delight you with his descriptions of life on the island before, during and after the Revolutionary War. Cash bar with food provided by The Heritage Library.

Beaufort County Historical Society: Civil War Union Bands (Hilton Head)

11 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Jan. 24, Hilton Head Branch Library, 11 Beach City Rd, Hilton Head Island. Limited seating, registration recommended. For registration, please go to https://www.beaufortcountyhistoricalsociety.com/events on or after Jan. 10. Presentation by Dr. Michael Johns, musician and music historian. Learn about the wartime sounds and instruments heard in camp, during battle and in social settings at the time of the Civil War.

Beaufort County Historical Society: Battle of Port Royal Island, 1779

11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2, Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St, Beaufort. Limited seating, registration recommended. For registration, please go to https://www.beaufortcountyhistoricalsociety.com/events on or after Jan. 19. Presentation by Col. Neil Baxley, former Marine and head of Beaufort County’s Emergency Management Division. Come learn about the strategy, tactics and significance of this American Revolution battle fought near the Marine Corps Air Station 244 years ago. South Carolina’s first land based engagement between professional British, militia and Continental forces resulted in a Patriot Victory.

Beaufort County Historical Society: Stuarts Town

1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4, USCB Center for the Arts, 805 Carteret St, Beaufort. Presentation by Chester de Pratter and his archaeological team. Participate in a community forum to reveal the findings and the significance of those findings from the 117 shovel tests conducted in Beaufort’s downtown Point area.

Gullah 101

2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, Room 115, USCB Hilton Head Campus, 1 Sand Shark Drive, Hilton Head Island. $8 for Heritage Library members, $10 for non-members. To register, go to https://heritagelib.org/online-classes. Let us introduce you to the spiritual, musical, linguistic and storytelling world of the Gullah culture.

MEETINGS

Maye River Quilters

9:30 a.m., Jan. 9, Palmetto Electric Cooperative, 1 Cooperative Way, Hardeeville. To attend as a guest, RSVP at mayeriverquilters@gmail.com. For Information and membership forms, call 843-705-9590.

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

6 to 7:30 p.m., second Thursday of every month, Meeting Room, Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Ladys Island Dr, Beaufort. Free. The Public as well as LWVB members are encouraged to attend. The next meeting is Thursday, Jan. 12. The meeting will be about the topics members have suggested as projects for 2023.

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.

MUSIC

Music on Malphrus – Kirsten Maxwell

7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 7, The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. General Admission $25. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

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).

NEW YEAR’S

Roaring 20s New Year’s Eve

9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 31, Revolution Ballroom. Attire is 1920’s theme. Advance registration is required. Early Bird tickets (until Dec. 15) are $45 per person. Tickets after Dec. 15 are $55 per person. Tickets are non-refundable. Get tickets at https://www.revolutionballroom.com/event/newyear/.

OUTDOORS

Port Royal Cypress Wetlands tours

10 to 11:30 am., Saturday, Dec. 31; 4 to 5:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27; 10 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 11; 4 to 5:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, 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.

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