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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 katkatbray@gmail.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 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.

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.

Virtually Speaking: Piracy in the Lowcountry

5 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 31, online. Mark Hanna, Associate Professor of History at UC-San Diego navigates patrons through the history of pirates in the South Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry. The event will be streamed at www.facebook.com/MorrisHeritageCenter. For more information, call 843-284-9227 or visit www.MorrisHeritageCenter.org.

Port Royal fireworks

8:15 p.m., Friday, Sept. 3, The Sands Beach, Port Royal. Sunset is at 7:44 p.m. the show will begin shortly thereafter.

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, Saturday, Sept. 4 – Wayne Baker Brooks; Saturday, Sept. 18 – Big Al & The Heavyweights.

Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club June meeting

7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, 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 Jason Woodham of MerriKohlOutfitters.com will discuss Tarpen and local by catches. This will include inshore and close by offshore locations, rods and reels, special rigs, and baits 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. Charlie Depalo won the monthly $50 drawing for July. 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 fgibson@islc.net.

Maye River Quilters Guild meeting

10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 11 via Zoom. To get a link for the meeting, visit mayeriverquiltguild.com. For more information, call 843-530-1244.

Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon

10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15, Hampton Hall Clubhouse, Beaufort. Join the Christian Women’s Connection for an elegant meal, pre-holiday season shopping, and program entitles “So What’s Normal Anyway?” With beautiful decorating themes, home decorator Debby Morris will demonstrate how to look at life in new and unexpected ways. Her two books “Celebrate the Season” and “Joyful Journey Through Advent” will be available, along with samples of her Advent recipes. We joyfully begin the 2021-22 year of outreach among women of the Lowcountry. Cost is $28 and must be prepaid by Sept. 8 to “CWC Bluffton,” care of Carol Mock, 607 Argent Way, Bluffton, SC 29909. For details, contact Julie at 602-750-5465 or Julie.ott.az@gmail.com.

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, Sept. 16 – Wayne Graberbauer; Thursday, Oct. 21 – Alan Price; Thursday, Nov. 18 – Nick Poulin.

CPR training

8 a.m to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, 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.

OctoPRfest

11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25, Paris Avenue, Port Royal. Admission is free. Local chefs, restaurants and food trucks will prepare German-inspired dishes such as brats, pretzels and American food favorites which can be washed down with a variety of craft, imported and domestic beers. Live musical acts include The Rhinelanders who will perform from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Rhinelanders specialize in fun, German-inspired music, beer drinking songs, the Alp horn (Ricola music) and ballroom dance tunes. Traveling from Nashville to perform from 2:30 to 5 p.m. is the Dark Waters Project. The band plays what they like to call “Darkgrass,” a blend of multiple genres influenced by bluegrass and alternative rock. Other entertainment includes approximately 60 classic vehicles courtesy of the Beaufort Classic Car & Truck Club and a family-fun Kids Zone. In addition, there will be a Lowcountry artisan/craft fair area. The event takes place in the heart of the Old Village of Port Royal. No pets. For more information on the event as a sponsor, volunteer, attendee or as a vendor, visit www.portroyalova.com.

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 beverly@lclv.org.

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.