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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.

Virtual discussion of 100 Days in Vietnam: A Memoir of Love, War, and Survival

6 p.m., Thursday, June 24. The nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host a virtual visit with Matthew A. Tallon, co-author with his father, Lt. Col. Joseph F. Tallon, of the new memoir, 100 Days in Vietnam. This free event will be live-streamed on the Conroy Center’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/patconroyliterarycenter) and also accessible on Zoom at https://bit.ly/3trb5ww.

“Joseph Tallon’s story, told through his wartime letters, recollections, and the words of his son, is a moving account of an American family’s experience with war, loss, and remembrance,” filmmaker Ken Burns said in praise of the memoir. “100 Days in Vietnam offers readers both a rare window on the final days of our painful national odyssey in Vietnam and a remarkable record of an individual’s determined quest to honor a fallen comrade.”

Beaufort Water Festival Cornhole Tournament

5 p.m., Saturday, June 26, Beaufort Academy. Same day registration starts at 4 p.m. Cost is $60 per team (Competitive) and $30 per team (recreational).

Historic Inn at Cotton Hall opens to public

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 26, The Inn at Cotton Hall, Yemassee. The Inn at Cotton Hall, one of South Carolina’s most notable and historical estates, will open its doors and grounds to the public for guided tours and a marketplace. In addition to guided home tours, there will be a Barn Sale and vendor market featuring local artisans and crafts. Visitors can stroll through the Alley of the Oaks and roam the grounds, stables and gardens. Food and beverages will be available from an on-site food truck. Tickets are $40 and includes the guided home tour and access to the grounds of the estate. For tickets and more information, go to https://cottonhallhousetour.eventbrite.com or @cottonhallevents on Facebook and Instagram.

City of Hardeeville’s 4th Off Main

6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, June 26, Richard Gray Recreation Complex, behind Hardeeville City Hall, 205 Main St. Hardeeville. A free event for families and people of all ages. Live music provided by Muddy Creek, food trucks, face painting, bounce houses, inflatable games, life-size games of Jenga, Connect 4, and more with the night ending with a fireworks display. For more information, call Hardeeville Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department at 843-227-4089.

Listen on the Lawn: 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/.

Alexis Perry at Hearth

6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, June 30, Hearth Wood Fired Pizza, 802 Bay Street, Beaufort. Charleston singer-songwriter Alexis Perry, 19, will perform. Perry will be joined on guitar by fellow Charleston recording artist Chris Holly, her music teacher and manager.

Maye River Quilters Guild meeting

10 a.m., Saturday, July 10 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 Preslaysa Williams

6 p.m., Tuesday, July 13, USC Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. A conversation and book signing with award-winning author and actress Preslaysa Williams. Her latest novel, A Lowcountry Bride, was released June 1. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online at www.uscbcenterforthearts.com or by calling 843-522-4145. Books will be available for purchase at Center for the Arts and a meet-and-greet book signing will follow.

Northern Beaufort County Democratic Club meetings

6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, 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.

LIVE After 5

5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, 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.