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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.

Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club June meeting

7 p.m., Thursday, July 8, Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located on Lady’s Island off of Meridian Road. Social begins at 6:30 p.m. Guests are welcome. Reservations are not needed. Captain Mike Rentz, local guide, for Salty Seas Charters will discuss Trout. 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. Beaufort Boat & Dock Supply, Butler Marine, and Adams Marine Seminars again are drawing sponsors. Weigh in your favorite catch at the Port Royal Landing Marina – Safe Harbor – during regular hours. Congratulations to John Mucha for winning the monthly $50 drawing for May. Winners must be present at the next month’s meeting to receive the cash award. or additional information, contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122 or email fgibson@islc.net.

I A Mobility Outlet grand opening

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 10, 30 Robert Smalls Parkway. I A Mobility Outlet is holding its grand opening. Speak with a member of the team for the answer to any mobility-related questions. The event will be joined by the Gullah Express food truck, as well as the Rolling Cow Creamery.

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.

Artistic Enchantment: Fiber & Fabric Creations

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, though July 16, USC Beaufort Center for the Arts. Free and open to the public. Masks and social distancing are required. Art exhibit featuring enchanting fiber and fabric creations. Experience nature-inspired hooked rugs by Dot Schaphorst and unique quilts by Suzanne Aulds.

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.

Lions Club pancake breakfast

8 to 11 a.m., Saturday, July 17, Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Drive. The Beaufort Lions Club will hold its semi-annual pancake breakfas. For 75 years, the Beaufort Lions Club has provided assistance to northern Beaufort County residents with vision needs such as surgeries, glasses, or equipment. This year’s menu will consist of fluffy pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, cheesy grits, orange juice, luscious sausage gravy and biscuits, and coffee. Tickets may be purchased at the door or from a member of the Beaufort Lions Club. For information, call 843-522-0066