Friends of Port Royal Cypress Wetlands guided tours
9 a.m., fourth Friday of each month. The Friends of Port Royal Cypress Wetlands (501c3) offers tours to the public. Tours begin at the amphitheater (Paris Avenue), and you will be guided through the rookery, viewing the many varieties of birds and wildlife and learning the benefits of this stormwater system & working organic laboratory. Tours will be conducted by Master Naturalist Jill Moore from Moore To Life. Those interested in attending, reserve a spot by email at email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Port Royal Farmers Market
9 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, year round, 1615 Ribaut Road, Port Royal. Rain or shine. For more information, visit http://www.portroyalfarmersmarket.com/, visit @portroyalfarmersmarket on Facebook or call 843-295-0058.
Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club August meeting
7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 12, 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. The topic is Spanish Mackerel. Captain Adam Sauernborn of Tide Ryder Charters and Captain Frank Gibson will discuss live baiting verses planers and spoons. This will include inshore and close by offshore locations, rods and reels, and bait of choice. 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. John Anderson won the monthly $50 drawing for June. Winners must be present at the next month’s meeting to receive the cash award. For additional information, contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122 or email email@example.com.
8 a.m to 12:30 p.m., Saturdays, Aug. 14, Sept. 25, Nov. 13, at the Wardle Family YMCA, 1801 Richmond Ave., Port Royal, offers CPR. Cost is $25 for YMCA certified course. Those interested need to register at the Y as space is limited and filled on a first come, first serve basis. Questions? Contact William Howell, Aquatics Director, 843-522-9622. To register visit the Y front desk or online at beaufort-jasperymca.org and click ‘Register for a Program’ at the top of the page.
Northern Beaufort County Democratic Club fundraiser
6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 18 at the Port Royal Beer Garden across from The Sands Beach. Advance tickets are $15, while a few tickets will be available at the door for $20 each. Musical entertainment will be provided by Debbie McDaniel and Mark Flasch. David Taub, a former Mayor of Beaufort and the former Beaufort County Democratic Chair, will be the guest speaker. You can pay in advance by credit card or PayPal at https://bit.ly/3xXW08c, or, if you prefer to pay by check, do so as soon as possible by mailing it to to NOB Dems, P.O. Box 690, Beaufort, S.C. 29901 and drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know to look for your check. If you pay in advance, bring digital proof of payment.
LIVE After 5
5 to 8 p.m., every third Thursday each month, downtown Beaufort. 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. Entertainment schedule: Thursday, Aug, 19 – TD Hicks; Thursday, Sept. 16 – Wayne Graberbauer; Thursday, Oct. 21 – Alan Price; Thursday, Nov. 18 – Nick Poulin.
Street Music on Paris Avenue
6 p.m., between 9th and 10th streets on Paris Avenue, downtown Port Royal. Free and open to the public. Bring you own chairs. Schedule: Saturday, Aug. 21 – Katie Henry; Saturday, Sept. 4 – Wayne Baker Brooks; Saturday, Sept. 18 – Big Al & The Heavyweights.
8 a.m to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20, Dec. 11, at the Wardle Family YMCA, 1801 Richmond Ave., Port Royal, offers CPR. Cost is $35 for YMCA certified course. Those interested need to register at the Y as space is limited and filled on a first come, first serve basis. Questions? Contact William Howell, Aquatics Director, 843-522-9622. To register visit the Y front desk or online at beaufort-jasperymca.org and click ‘Register for a Program’ at the top of the page.
29th Annual Beaufort County Youth Conference
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25, virtually on Zoom. This years theme: “This Is America. Quest for the Best.” Planned by teens for teens, the conference includes workshops, entertainment, door prizes and T-shirts will be available for middle and high school participants. Contact Carrie Major at 843-812-4399 or Janie W. Brown at 843-592-0013 for more information. Register on the Beaufort County Youth Conference Facebook page.
Lowcountry boil to benefit Lowcountry Legal Volunteers
5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25., Community Beer Garden at The Sands in Port Royal. A Lowcountry boil featuring live music will support a local nonprofit that provides free legal representation to those in need. Tickets are $50 and include all-you-can eat Lowcountry boil catered by Sea Eagle Market and live music provided by The Cluster Shucks, a Beaufort-based bluegrass-rock band comprised of Jason Ward, Ben Coppage and Worth Liipfert. Lowcountry Legal Volunteers are located at 108 Traders Cross in Okatie. To learn more about Lowcountry Legal Volunteers or to buy a ticket, visit lowcountrylegalvolunteers.org. Sponsorships for the Lowcountry boil are still available by calling 843-815-1570 or by emailing Beverly Bauman at email@example.com.