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Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club’s May meeting

6 p.m., Thursday, June 10, Beaufort Yacht Club’s new deck on Lady’s Island off Meridian Road. The social will be from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dues and renewals will continue on the same monthly system prior to the pandemic. The porch bar will be utilized and Club restrooms will be available. Captain Tim Carver, local guide, for Tight Lines Unlimited will discuss Spot Tail Bass (Red Fish). He will present rods and reels, and baits/lures of choice. This information will also include how to select best fishing spots, dealing with water clarity, tides, and currents. Captain John Mathews will also give a brief presentation on his new program – Marsh Sense – learning to wade and fish in tidal marsh on foot. Remember to weigh in your favorite catch at the Port Royal Landing Marina – Safe Harbor – during regular hours. The Club will draw names for those who weighed in during May. Beaufort Boat & Dock Supply is sponsoring the monthly $50 weigh-in drawing. Guests are welcome. Reservations are not needed. For additional information, contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122 or email fgibson@islc.net.

Beaufort Mass Choir

6 p.m. Sunday, June 13, USC Beaufort Center for the Arts lawn. Tickets are $12 for ages 12 and older. Part of the Listen on the Lawn, the USC Beaufort Center for the Arts fundraiser. Bring a chair or blankets, snacks or supper, and beverage of choice. The Lawn will open at 5:30 p.m. for seating. Beaufort Mass Choir members represent more than 12 local churches and are under the direction of Scott Allen Gibbs. Tickets must be purchased in advance online at https://www.uscbcenterforthearts.com/.

Beaufort SC Drum Circle

6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday, June 14, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park Pavilion. All are invited to share some good vibes with the Beaufort SC Drum Circle. Everyone is welcome to attend this family-friendly event. No experience is necessary. Rain or Shine. Please bring a chair, a friend, and maybe an extra drum or hand percussion instrument if you have one to share. For questions or to join our mailing list, email us at beaufortscdrumcircle@gmail.com or contact us on our Facebook page “Beaufort SC Drum Circle.”

Northern Beaufort County Democratic Club meetings

6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursdays, June 17, July 15, Washington Street Park. After a year of masks, social distancing, hygiene measures and vaccinations (you have yours, right?), we can finally meet in person. Meetings at the beautiful, newly refurbished Washington Street Park at the corner of Washington Street and Newcastle Street in Beaufort. Speaker for May 20 will be Rev. Kenneth Hodges, Pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church and champion of the Harriet Tubman Monument.

LIVE After 5

5 to 8 p.m., Thursdays, June 17, July 15, downtown Beaufort. Every third Thursday of the month is downtown Beaufort’s newest recurring monthly party with live music, local artists, late night shopping and drink and food specials. Rain or shine. Free entertainment, sponsored by Activate Beaufort, featuring Wayne Grabenbauer and Southbound 17.

Kirk Dempsey & Tim Devine

6 p.m. Sunday, June 27, USC Beaufort Center for the Arts lawn. Tickets are $12 for ages 12 and older. Part of the Listen on the Lawn, the USC Beaufort Center for the Arts fundraiser. Bring a chair or blankets, snacks or supper, and beverage of choice. The Lawn will open at 5:30 p.m. for seating. Tickets must be purchased in advance online at https://www.uscbcenterforthearts.com/.

Port Royal Cypress Wetlands

Open to the public everyday during daylight hours, located on Paris Ave. Free. Experience the wonders of the wetlands as you stroll the boardwalk and visit the rookery. This is a working organic laboratory and stormwater system for the benefit of all. A photographer’s paradise with nesting birds, alligators, turtles, etc. For more information visit www.friendsofportroyalcypresswetlands.org , Facebook at FriendsofPRCypressWetlands, or on Instagram at friendsofprcypresswetlands.

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 unionchurch1004@gmail.com or call 843-524-4333.

Ancestor of the Land – Rufus Daniel Mitchell

11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays, Beaufort Arts Council Exhibition Hall, Mather School Museum, Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribault Road, Building 1. A Tribute by Bernice Mitchel Tate, Andy Tate and Dr. Derek Mitchell Tate to the Beaufort County Rural Black Farmer. An authentic Beaufort County, S.C. Gullah Cultural Heritage photographic, visual art, digital art, material culture exhibition and instillation experience celebrating the life and times of Rufus Daniel Mitchell (1913-1987), his family and the historic Sheldon farming community.