Inaugural Port Royal Pirate Plunge
Noon, Friday, Jan. 1, Sands Beach, Port Royal. Hosted by the Port Royal Community Beer Garden. Family friendly and socially distant event starts at noon, plunge goes off at 12:30 p.m. Cost to plunge is $5. Proceeds go directly to the Historic Port Royal Foundation. $100 for the best pirate costume. The Big Red Bus will be present collecting Blood donations. After the plunge, there will be music by Walker Dean, an oyster roast and a whole hog by Hot ‘n’ Heavy Smokin’ Team, as well as craft beer by Salt Marsh Brewing and s’mores and hot chocolate.
Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting
1:30 to 2:45 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 7 via Zoom. In person meetings at BMH will resume post COVID-19. We are individuals with Parkinson’s Disease, care partners of those with Parkinson’s and individuals or companies providing products or services for people who have Parkinson’s. For more info, contact Rick Ostrander at firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook at Parkinson’s Support Group Of Beaufort, S.C., Port Royal and Lady’s Island.
Maye River Quilters Guild meeting
10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 9 via Zoom. To get the link for the meeting, visit mayeriverquiltguild.com. For additional meeting dates and times, and for membership forms to join the group, visit the website or call 843-530-1244.
An Evening With Estelle Ford-Williamson
6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 20, Online. The Conroy Center and NeverMore Books will host a free evening with Estelle Ford-Williamson, author of the new novel Rising Fawn, in conversation with the Conroy Center’s communications and events coordinator Brooke McKinney. They will be joined by Jennifer Daniels, a Lookout Mountain-based alt.-country, folk rock band that inspired a scene in the novel. Register in advance at https://bit.ly/2KvM9mr to join on Zoom or watch the live-streamed video on the Conroy Center’s Facebook page. Signed copies of Rising Fawn are available locally in Beaufort at NeverMore Books. In Rising Fawn, Clare encounters a group like the real band as she begins life in a mountain top cabin on a remote cliff while struggling with the possible end of her marriage. To learn more, visit http://www.jenniferdaniels.com.
An Evening With Bren McClain and Jon Sealy
6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27, Online. A free virtual conversation with fiction writers Bren McClain and Jon Sealy as they discuss South Carolina stories – what they are and aren’t, and the challenge of writing stories that are timely and yet timeless. Sealy grew up in South Carolina, graduated from College of Charleston, and set his new novel The Merciful in South Carolina. McClain is from Anderson and writes about rural 1950’s South Carolina. They will also read from their novels — McClain’s One Good Mama Bone and Sealy’s The Merciful. This program will be moderated by Brooke McKinney, the Conroy Center’s communications and events coordinator. Register in advance at https://bit.ly/3h8XYuy to join on Zoom or watch the live-streamed video on the Conroy Center’s Facebook page.
15th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival
Monday-Friday, Feb. 15-19, 2021 at Tabby Place, 913 Port Republic Street.
MCAS Beaufort Airshow
Saturday-Sunday, April 24-25, 2021, MCAS Beaufort. Visit BeaufortAirShow.com. Gates open each day at 9:30 a.m. General admission is free. Premium seating is on sale at BeaufortAirShow.com. This year’s list of performers includes the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, Rob Holland, Gary Ward, the F-35B, Chefpitts Airshows, the Geico Skytypers, Franklin’s Flying Circus and the F/A-18C Hornet.