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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.

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.

Lowcountry Speaker Series: Robert O’Neill 

4 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, Harbour Town Clubhouse, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island. Robert O’Neill is one of the most highly-decorated combat veterans of our time and the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir The Operator: Firing the Shots That Killed Osama bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior. A former SEAL Team Six leader with the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, he deployed more than a dozen times and held combat leadership roles in more than 400 missions in four different theaters of war.

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.

Lady’s Island Business Professionals Association Meeting

8 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9, Beaufort Realtors’ Association Headquarters, 22 Kemmerlin Lane, Lady’s Island. Beaufort County Sheriff P. J. Tanner will be the featured speaker. The public is invited to stop by for coffee and conversation concerning our community.

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 Virtual Career Fair

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9. Veterans can register by visiting https://bddy.me/3vGwCU3. The virtual career fair, the second hosted by the state of South Carolina this year, provides veterans an opportunity to explore career opportunities with more than 35 state agencies and institutions of higher education. Participating agencies are recruiting for positions in accounting, finance, engineering, grant management, health care, human resources, information technology, management, security and law enforcement, and skilled trades. Each agency will have virtual booths where job seekers can take part in a video chat or set a time to talk directly with a human resources representative about available openings.

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 Lowcountry 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 auction 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 Youth Orchestra

7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, Riverview Baptist Church. Beaufort Youth Orchestra will perform. Free and open to the public.

Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club June 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 Lowcountry 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 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.

CPR training

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

Holiday Market of Beaufort

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, Beaufort Academy courtyard, 240 Sams Point Road, Lady’s Island. Admission is free.

Beaufort Homes For The Holidays 20th Anniversary Tour On The Point

11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20 and Sunday, Nov. 21. Tickets are $45 in advance, $50 day of tour. Walking tour of six historic homes on The Point and St. Peter’s Church in downtown Beaufort, all professionally decorated for the holidays. For more information, call 843-522-6503 or visit BeaufortHomesForTheHolidays.com.

20th annual Zonta Club of Beaufort Oyster Roast

6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, Live Oaks Park, Port Royal. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at door. Ages 10 and younger eat free. Oysters, chili, hot dogs, desserts, beer, tea. Live music by The Blues Boys with Velma and Elaine. For tickets or information, call Myrna Breland, CPA, at 843-986-1175 or the Beaufort County Council on Aging at 843-524-1787 or 843-476-8356.

1st annual Lowcountry Pop Up N Sk8

3 to 6 p.m. (Day Skate) and 8 to 11 p.m. (Glow Sk8), Saturday, Nov. 27, 702 Paris Ave, Port Royal. Hosted by Unified Beaufort. Admission: $12, Skate Rental: $5, Family Deal: $40 (up to 8 people). Ages 6 and younger are free. Day Skate is all ages, while Glow Sk8 is ages 21 and older.

Blue & White Classic Golf Tournament

Friday, Dec. 3, Fripp Island. Proceeds benefit Beaufort Academy athletics.

Music from the Manger

6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 10; 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11; and noon, Sunday, Dec. 12, the end of Parris Avenue, Port Royal Village. A music-filled festival featuring a unique Christmas Village and a performance by the talented local recording artist Liz Jane. Concert proceeds will benefit the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) of Beaufort. There will be food and drink available. For additional information, visit MusicfromtheManger.com to view the schedule of events, purchase tickets, as well as to inquire about sponsorship and vendor opportunities. Tickets go on sale Nov. 1.

YMCA Puppy Plunge

9 to 11 a.m., Saturdays, 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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