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Shorts at High Noon

Noon to 1 p.m., Wednesdays through Nov. 17, Technical College of the Lowcountry’s Beaufort campus. A collaboration between the Beaufort Film Society and TCL, screenings are free and open to the public. Check-in is at 11:30 a.m. All films are from the 2021 Beaufort International Film Festival. Schedule and trailers for all featured shorts are available at https://www.beaufortfilmfestival.com/official-selections-2021. Masks are required.

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.

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.

Run the Runway 5K

7:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 9, Beaufort Executive Airport, 39 Airport Circle, Lady’s Island. To sign up, visit https://bit.ly/3oynwHf. For more information, contact Beaufort Executive Airport Supervisor Paul Dolin at Paul.Dolin@bcgov.net or 843-962-2142.

Beaufort County Airport open house

9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m, Saturday, Oct. 9, Beaufort Executive Airport, 39 Airport Circle, Lady’s Island. In recognition of South Carolina Aviation Week. The open house will feature a welcome tent with exhibitors, aircraft displays on the tarmac, and a World War II vintage aircraft on display. For more information, contact Beaufort Executive Airport Supervisor Paul Dolin at Paul.Dolin@bcgov.net or 843-962-2142.

Beethoven’s 250th birthday celebration by Beaufort Symphony Orchestra

4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 10, Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Drive. Led by Maestro Frederick Devyatkin, the orchestra will perform three pieces – Emperor Concerto No. 5 featuring pianist Susan Merdinger, Symphony No. 6 in F and the Corialan Overture. Tickets are $40, $15 for students. They can be purchased at www.beaufortorchestra.org or by calling 800-595-4TIX. If there are tickets remaining, they will be available at the door.

Beaufort SC Drum Circle

6 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 11, 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.”

Lady’s Island Business Professional Association meeting

8 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, Beaufort Realtors’ Association Headquarters, 22 Kemmerlin Lane, Lady’s Island. City of Beaufort Director for Community & Economic Development David S. Prichard, AICP, will be the featured speaker. The public is welcome to stop by for coffee and conversation.

Lowcountry Christian Women’s Connection luncheon

11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13, Hampton Hall Club House. Greet heroes Captain Daniel Byrne of the Burton Fire District, and Ken Huddelson and his service buddy Guideon, who will show us how Companions 4 Heroes will change the lives of our veterans. Prepaid reservations are $28 payable to CWC Bluffton care of Carol Mock, 607 Argent Way, Bluffton S.C. 29909. For more details, contact Julie at 602-750-5465 or email Julie.ott.az@gmail.com.

Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club June meeting

7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14, 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. Z-Man Fishing Products Inc., representative, Rick Linerry, will present the latest and greatest inshore and near shore lures. 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. Patrice Talmage won the monthly $50 drawing for August. 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.

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, Oct. 21 – Alan Price; Thursday, Nov. 18 – Nick Poulin.

City of Hardeeville 2nd annual Festival on Main

5 to 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 15 and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, Richard Gray Recreation Complex Park, behind the Hardeeville City Hall, 205 Main St. Hardeeville, S.C. 29927. The free two-day festival will feature amusement rides, food vendors, and live entertainment from the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show on both days. Friday Night is Latin Night and Pachanga will play a free concert at 7 p.m. On Saturday, there will be car displays, cornhole tournaments and a vendor fair. Lowcountry favorite Deas-Guyz will play a free concert at 6 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, call Hardeeville Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department at 843-227-4089. 

CPR training

8 a.m to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, 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 Frank Hamilton at 843-525-0233 or ghh60fwh@comcast.net. 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.

Heritage Harvest Day Tour

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, Penn Center Historical National Landmark District, 16 Penn Center Circle, St. Helena Island. “Celebrating Home, Our People, Our Culture.” Enjoy vendors, live music, food and drink and live performers. Attendees are asked to wear masks. For more information, call 843-838-2474.

Coffee with Colleagues – C.T. Lowndes & Company Insurance Agency

8:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 22, Balance Barre & Fitness, 2015 Boundary Street in Beaufort Town Center. Register at https://bit.ly/3kwOHOY.

Friends of Port Royal Cypress Wetlands guided tours

9 a.m., Friday, Oct. 22; Saturday, Nov. 6; Saturday, Dec. 4. The Friends of Port Royal Cypress Wetlands (501c3) offers free tours to the public.Tours will be conducted by Master Naturalist Jill Moore from Moore To Life. 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. 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.

Ameris Bank 50th Anniversary Celebration

1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 22, Ameris Bank, 2348 Boundary Street. During the annual Customer Appreciation Cook-Out. Register at https://bit.ly/2YljRBu.

YMCA Puppy Plunge

9 to 11 a.m., Saturdays, Oct. 23, Nov. 20, Dec. 18, Jan. 29, Feb. 26, and March 26. Wardle Family YMCA, Outdoor pool, 1801 Richmond Ave., Port Royal. Well-behaved canines of all breeds and sizes are welcome. Cost is $10 per pup. All proceeds benefit the Y’s Learn to Swim program. Owners will be required to sign a waiver before entering the enclosed, exterior pool area (use the side entrance gate), must be present with their pups at all times, and humans are not permitted to swim in the Puppy Plunge. The YMCA asks that pets be up-to-date on all vaccinations. Event is weather dependent so check the YMCA social media or call the Y front desk at 843-522-9622 the morning of the Puppy Plunge to check any status update.

6th annual Touch-a-Truck fundraiser

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30, Beaufort Town Center. Benefits the Junior Service League of Beaufort (JSLB). Cost is $5 per person, free for children younger than 18 months old. Designated Quiet Hour from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for those sensitive to noise. Touch-a-Truck is a family event that offers a unique and interactive experience for children of all ages. Children will have the opportunity to see, touch, and safely explore their favorite vehicles that serve our community. Event will feature many different types of equipment to explore, including a fire truck, a patrol car, a SWAT car, stormwater vehicles, a monster truck, construction vehicles, and even a helicopter. The entertainment area, and the event at large will reflect COVID protocols. There will be music and food, drinks, and libations available for purchase. In the case of rain, the event will be postponed to Nov. 6. Pets are not allowed at the event. For additional information about Touch-a-Truck or Junior Service League of Beaufort please contact Communication Director Meredith Birch at communication.jslb@gmail.com, or visit www.jslbeaufort.com.

Spooky Halloween Party

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Beaufort. Event is free. Event will feature crafts, a costume party, a D.J., inflatable games, trick-or-treating and entertainment. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Auldbrass Opening Cocktail Party

6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 3, Old Bay Marketplace Rooftop, 917 Bay Street, Beaufort. Cost is $100 per person. The Open Land Trust is kicking off the Auldbrass tour weekend with a cocktail party with Frank Lloyd Wright experts. Nelson Brackin, Greg Gamel and Jim Klippel will mix and mingle and talk all things FLW. There will be cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment. Tickets are availavble at https://bit.ly/3A5sPQI.

Auldbrass Tours

8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6, 7 River Road, Yemassee. Tickets are $175, and there are no refunds. Tickets are available at are available at https://bit.ly/3A5sPQI, and proceeds from the tour benefit the Beaufort County Open Land Trust. Auldbrass was built in 1939 for C. Leigh Stevens, a Michigan industrialist, by Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright famously designed the residential structure without any right angles. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation describes the property as a “4,000-acre tract of land on the banks of the Combahee River, the plantation is one of the largest and most complex residential projects Wright ever undertook.” Auldbrass Plantation was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 and is one of only two buildings Wright designed in South Carolina. Tickets are sold on a first come- first served basis;

The tour is mostly self-guided. The Main House tour is guided with groups of 12. Rain or shine event. No children under the age of 12. No strollers. No coolers. No pets. No smoking. No interior photos. Walking tour – Absolutely no third-party sales.

Help of Beaufort Oyster Roast

4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday Nov. 6, Port Royal Community Beer Garden. Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Includes all-you-can-eat oysters, a craft beer, live entertainment and dessert. Proceeds support Help of Beaufort. To order tickets, visit www.helpofbeaufort.org.

Bourbon, Bubbles and Brew

5 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 7, Breakwater Restaurant and Bar, 203 Carteret Street, Beaufort. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at BeaufortFilmFestival.com. A fun-filled evening of tasting fine “bourbons, bubbles and brews” with music by the ClusterShucks will benefit the Beaufort Film Society.

Chef’s Table Benefit & Auction

6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, Harbour Town Clubhouse, 11 Lighthouse Lane, Hilton Head Island. Tickets are $150 per person, $1,200 for table of eight. Event is limited to 250 guests. Featuring Rob Mondavi, Jr., and more than 15 Lowcounty chefs. Hosted by Jesse Blanco of Eat It & Like It. Chef’s Appetizer Showcase & Cocktails, 6 p.m. Chef’s Five-Course Dinner, 7:15 p.m. Live auction, 8:30 p.m. Event and auctiojn registration at www.tcl.edu/table. All proceeds benefit the Culinary Institute of the South at Technical College of the Lowcountry and its students.

CPR re-certification

8 a.m to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, 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 Contact Frank Hamilton at 843-525-0233 or ghh60fwh@comcast.net.. 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.