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Activities at Hunting Island State Park

There are fun, interesting and educational activities every day hosted by Park Ranger and Lowcountry Master Naturalist Megan Stegmeier. The Nature Center will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.

Sundays: Holiday Hero Cards, all day (Dec. 8, 15); Do You Want To Build a Snow Globe, 2 p.m.

Mondays: Sand/Candy Art, 11 a.m.; Secrets of the Salt Marsh, 3 p.m. (Dec. 9, 16); No Bones About It, 3 p.m. (Dec. 23, 30).

Tuesdays: Alligator Talk, 11 a.m., CCC Video, 1 p.m.; Beach Walk, 3 p.m.

Wednesdays: Reptiles of the Lowcounty, 11 a.m.; Stepping Stones, 2 p.m.

Fridays: Feeding Frenzy, 1 p.m. (Dec. 20, 27); Driftwood Painting, 2 p.m. (Dec. 6, 13); Pinecones for Passerines, 3 p.m. (Dec. 20); Hunting Island Bingo, 3 p.m. (Dec. 27).

Saturdays: Holiday Hero Cards, all day (Dec. 7, 14); Sunrise Lighthouse Climb, 6:45 a.m. (Dec. 28); A Walk In The Woods, 11 a.m.; Tie-Die, 2 p.m.

For a description of these programs and a complete calendar of activities, go to southcarolinaparks.com/hunting-island and click on “Programs & Events.”

All are invited to attend these free events, though there is an entry fee to Hunting Island State Park and reservations are needed for lighthouse programs.

For more information, call 843-838-7437 or go to the Friends of Hunting Island website and the Facebook page: FOHI Sea Turtle Conservation Project.

Beaufort Christian Women’s Connection luncheon

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Drive. Beaufort Christian Women’s Connection will host their luncheon catered by Cynthia Holmes. Cost is $18 payable at the door. Our feature will be Debbi Covington, chef, caterer and author. “Putting Together Life’s Puzzle Without the Boxlid” is the topic of our speaker Tempe Brown. There will be a Stonecroft Fundraiser. If you can, please bring an unwrapped gift for a child age birth through 12 years to support Toys for Tots. For reservations by by Nov. 29, please call, text or email Marti Myers at 843-321-0962 or puddlesportia@gmail.com.

Night on the Town & Tree Lighting

6-9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6. Downtown Bay Street and surrounding blocks. Tree lighting is at 8 p.m. Music, entertainment, food, and shopping for the whole family.

A Very Merry Hometown Christmas Variety Show

8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6; 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7; 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. Coastal Stage at AMVETS, 1831 Ribaut Road, Port Royal. Features the CSP Singers doing traditional holiday classics and oldies; The Jingle Belles, belly dancers from Revolution Ballroom; barbershop quartets Tidal Force and The Vintage Four; Comedy and more. Advance tickets are $20 and are available at coastalstage.com or 843-717-2175.

Antique & Classic Car Show

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, Habersham Marketplace. A benefit for the Thumbs Up Children’s Center. Free admission. Door prizes, trophies, 50-50 raffle. Sponsored by the Classic Car & Truck Club of Beaufort. Call 843-379-8882 for more information.

4th Touch A Truck Fundraiser

The Junior Service League of Beaufort will host its 4th Touch A Truck fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 7 in downtown Port Royal from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Paris Avenue. Cost of admission is $5 per person.

Touch A Truck is a family event that offers a unique and interactive experience for children of all ages. Children will have the opportunity to see, touch, and safely explore their favorite vehicles that serve our community.

The event will feature many different types of equipment to explore, including a fire truck, ambulance, a Humvee, construction vehicles, and even a helicopter. The entertainment area will include a variety of activities including face painting, bounce-houses for kids and much more. And to round out the experience, enjoy music and fabulous food, drinks, and libations available for purchase.

Pets are not allowed at the event. Call Brittany Rosson at 618-967-6815 or visit www.touchatruckbeaufort.com for more information.

Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity Kid2Kid Toy Sale

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, Paris Ave. Port Royal. Coincides with Junior Service League of Beaufort’s Touch A Truck event. Annual sale of donated gently used and new toys to raise funds for The House That Kids Built.

Light The Night Holiday Boat Parade

5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. The Beaufort River and Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. The City of Beaufort and the America’s Boating Club of Beaufort (Beaufort Sail & Power Squadron) present lighted and decorated boats parading on the Beaufort River. Boats assemble at 5:30 p.m. at Marker R244 and proceed to downtown Beaufort. The Waterfront Park is the best vantage point to view the parade and boats should arrive at approximately 6 p.m. Prizes are awarded for the best decorated vessel in several categories. Registration and fee are required to be eligible for prizes. For more information, call 843-522-3634 or 843-521-3771.

Bluffton Christmas Parade Toy Drive

10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 7. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Bluffton Christmas Parade. Collins Group Realty’s elves will pick up toy donations as they come down the parade route. All donations will go to Bluffton Self Help’s Holiday Toy Shop.

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