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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.

Beaufort Art Association’s All Member Show

11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, through 2022, Beaufort Art Association Gallery, 913 Nay Street, Beaufort. Each year, the Gallery invites all the BAA general members to submit two pieces of their art, to be exhibited. This year the public will be able to see the work of a dozen or more members who support BAA but chose only to exhibit through our satellite galleries and our Spring Show.

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.

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.

Harbour Island Shorebird Walk

10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 22, Harbour Island. Join Dr. Al Segars and Harbor Island resident Peggy Lucas. The group will meet at the classroom for a brief presentation followed by a beach walk. Bring binoculars, water, lunch/snacks. RSVP to Haley@openlandtrust.com.

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.

The Malpass Brothers

2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 22, USC Beaufort Center For The Arts, 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort. Brothers Christopher and Taylor Malpass promote the work and music of classic country artists while creating new music and making their own mark in the lineage of a rich American cultural heritage. The brothers toured with the late Don Helms, former steel guitarist for Hank Williams, have opened for Merle Haggard and have shared billing with artists including Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Doyle Lawson, Rhonda Vincent, Marty Stuart, Doc Watson and more. Tickets are available at https://www.uscbcenterforthearts.com/.

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.

Listen On The Lawn: Beaufort Mass Choir encore performance

6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 24, USC Beaufort Center For The Arts. Tickets $10. Bring chairs, picnic, snack, favorite beverage. In case of rain, concert will be moved inside. For more information of tickets, go to uscbcenterforthearts.com.

Zerbini Family Circus

6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26 through Thursday, Oct. 28; 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29; 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30; 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 31, 12 Sammie Lane, Beaufort. Tickets are $12 online and $15 at the gate for adults, $5 for children. Proceeds will benefit the Battery Creek Girls Soccer Team and the 7th Day Adventist Church. For tickets, visit https://bit.ly/2XrnIgi.

Technical College of the Lowcountry Health Sciences Open House

5-7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, Beaufort Mather Campus, Building 4. Information available on Associate Degree in Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiologic Technology, Practical Nursing, Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting and Surgical Technology. For a complete list of degree, certificate or diploma programs, visit www.tcl.edu/academics/pathways. To RSVP, go to www.tcl.edu/openhouse. The events are free and open to the public.

Karate Halloween Party

6:15 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, McElroys Martial Arts Academy, Island Recreation Center, Hilton Head Island. Kids ages 5 to 12 welcome. Cost is free. Kids wear Halloween costumes or karate uniform. Demonstrations, candy, cupcakes, cookies, etc. Free. Contact McElroys Martial Arts Academy at 843-816-0153 or mcelroy@hargray.com, so they know how many are coming. 

Battery Creek High School Trunk or Treat

5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29, Battery Creek High School. Setup will begin at 4:30 p.m. Setup will begin at 4:30 p.m. in front of school. For more information, email elizabeth.melton@beaufort.k12.sc.us.

Spooktacular Halloween Party

5 to 11 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29, Amvets Post 70, 1831 Ribault Road, Port Royal. Costume party with costume contest, Scaryoke with Luscious Locks Eric.

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.

Royal Pines Kids Halloween Costume Parade

3:15 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30. Kids should line up in front of the Olde Beaufort Eatery at 3 p.m. There will be treats for all kids in costume and prizes for the funniest, scariest and most original costumes.

Uptown Trunk or Treat

3 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 31, Charles Lind Brown Center, 1001 Hamar Street, Beaufort. Kids, Cops, Cars & Candy Edition. Face panting, candy, glow sticks. Hosted by Great Grand Family Foundation in conjunction with Charles Lind Brown Task Force. Sponsored by Classic Car Club of Beaufort, City of Beaufort Police and Beaufort County Parks & Recreation.

USC Beaufort Chamber Music series

5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 31, USCB Center For The Arts. Guest is 2021 Classical Music Artist of the Year, violinist and violist James Ehnes. For more information or to purchase tickets or virtual access, go to www.uscchambermusic.com or call 843-208-8246.

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.

Technical College of the Lowcountry All Program Area (Except Health Sciences) Open House

4-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, Beaufort Mather Campus, Building 4. Information available on the Arts, Building & Industrial, Business Management & Accounting, Computers & Electronics, Human Services, Law & Criminal Justice and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math). For a complete list of degree, certificate or diploma programs, visit www.tcl.edu/academics/pathways.

To RSVP, go to www.tcl.edu/openhouse. The events are free and open to the public.

Maye River Quilters Guild meeting

10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 6 via Zoom. To get a link for the meeting, visit mayeriverquiltguild.com. For more information, call 843-530-1244.

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.

Rotary of the Lowcountry Family Oyster Roast

6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6, Live Oaks Park, Port Royal. Tickets are $35 and include oysters, beer, wine, sodas, hot dogs, chili and dessert. Tickets can be purchased at Port Royal Police Department, Bay Street Jewelers and Lowcountry Insurance Services. Live music by Mike Kavanaugh. Door prizes, live and silent auction. Oyster knives available for purchase. For more information, contact Dick Deuel at 843-441-1587 or dick.deuel@yahoo.com.

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.

Beaufort-Jasper ACE Friends & Family Day

9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 13, Beaufort-Jasper ACE, 80 Lowcountry Drive, Ridgeland. Flea market, tours of the school, student presentations, services from school programs, ACE food truck and more. Flea market runs from 8 a.m. to noon, set-up begins at 7 a.m. Flea market spots (8-foot by 18-foot) are $20. Food truck spots are $40. No chairs, tables or electricity provided. Contact Ms. Dixon at 987-8107 for reservations or more information. Rental agreement forms are available at bjace.org and must be submitted, along with payment, prior to Nov. 5.

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.

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