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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.

Veteran Entrepreneur Services webinars

Noon to 1 p.m., Wednesdays through Dec. 8. Webinars open to veterans, their families and all business owners. All sessions allow for live interaction with presenters. All sessions are free via Zoom. Register at SCLowcountry.score.org. For questions or information, email ellen.maloney@scorevolunteer.org. Schedule: Nov. 3 – Building Your Business Plan; Nov. 10 – Non-traditional Methods of Financing Your Business; Nov. 17 – Traditional Methods of Financing Your Business; Dec. 1 – Using Marketing and Social Media to Grow Your Business; Dec. 8 – Veteran Business Owners Roundtable.

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.

Zerbini Family Circus

6 p.m., 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.

For a Scary Good Time

6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29, Social Betty, 204 Carteret Street. Live music, costume party, door prizes. Wine tasting ans charcuterie. RSVP at socialbetty204@gmail.com.

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.

Lowcountry Made Halloween Pop-Up Market

Noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30, Lot 9 Brewing Co., 258 Red Cedar Street, #14 in Bluffton. Shop with more than 15 Lowcountry artisans and bring the kids for trick-or-treating with vendors. Costumes are encouraged.

Battery Point Zombie Run

6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30. Benefiting CAPA. Call 843-525-0102 to register or volunteer.

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.

First Friday

5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5, downtown Beaufort. Bay Street will be closed to automobile traffic. Live music by Steel Rail Express, rocks climbing wall, Lowe’s Craft Tent and power tool demo, train rides and gift card giveaways.

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.

Friends of Port Royal Cypress Wetlands guided tours

9 a.m., 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 info@foprcw.org. For more information, visit www.foprcw.org, follow us on Facebook at FriendsofPRCypressWetlands, or on Instagram at friendsofprcypresswetlands.

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.

Edwin McCain

5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6, John Paul II Catholic School campus. Proceeds benefit John Paul II Catholic School. Local band Twin Roots, with lead singer and JPII performing arts teacher Ava Nixon, will kick off the evening events, followed by The Nice Guys before McCain takes the stage. Tickets ($50-$75) and parking passes ($20) are available on the school’s website at https://bit.ly/3EVYYhh. Concert goers are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. Multiple area food trucks will be on site. The JPII grounds will open at 4 p.m. The concerts begin at 5 p.m. McCain is expected to take the stage around 8 p.m.

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.

BCSD Traveling Preschool Bus

10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Nov. 9, Lobeco Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Seabrook. Discover everything you need to know about school readiness and developmentally appropriate early childhood activities for children ages birth to 5 years. Take advantage of our fun-filled and educational activities like reading, writing, drawing, dramatic play, building blocks and more. The BCSD Office of Early Childhood also provides additional brochures and referral information for family support services, along with developmental screenings, for children ages 3 to 5 years. Free books and materials for children available.

Veterans Day Parade

10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, begins at Beaufort National Cemetery. Parade line-up at 9 a.m. Parade entry application can be found at www.beaufortcountysc.gov/veterans-affairs. Registration deadline Oct. 31. For more information, call Beaufort County Veterans Affairs at 843-255-6880. Participating organizations already include Wreaths Across America Beaufort, Association of U.S. Army, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 12, American Legion Post 9, Amvets Post 70, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8760, Knights of Columbus.

Salute to Service Military Appreciation

1 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, Naval Heritage Park, Port Royal. Free community event to honor military of past and present. Parris Island Band, free hot dogs, food trucks, business giveaways, kids activities, community and base leader presentations. Presented by Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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 Sportfishing and Diving Club November meeting

7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, 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. Director Erin Levesque of the Waddell Mariculture Center will discuss the updated facilities, and how important this research facility is to our local area and State resources. Comments will also be presented on the possibility of adding hatchery-raised Southern Flounder. Dr. Al Stokes, former director, will also share information about our waterways and their marine life which greatly contributes to the Lowcounty culture. Weigh in your favorite catch at the Port Royal Landing Marina – Safe Harbor – during regular hours. Curtis McDaniels 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.

Bands, Brews & BBQ

6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12 and 11a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13, Paris Avenue in Port Royal. This official South Carolina Barbecue Association sanctioned event benefits FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice.

Friday night is the Wing Throw Down when you can sample wing recipes from participating cookers while enjoying live music from The Paris Island Marine Corps Dirty Boots Brass Band and The Chiggers. Saturday is the BBQ tasting day with cook teams from across the Southeast. There will be live music from Campfire Tyler, The Amanda Brewer Band, Donnie Polk, and Irritating Julie. Awards will be presented on Saturday by the South Carolina BBQ Association. General admission is free. The sampling of wings Friday night and BBQ Saturday will be available by purchasing tickets for $1. Beer, soda and wine will also be available for purchase. Event will take place rain or shine. For more information and volunteer opportunities go to fochospice.org or call 843-525- 6257.

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.

YMCA Puppy Plunge

9 to 11 a.m., Saturdays, 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.

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