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.

Tour Historic Fort Fremont

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Fort Fremont History Center, Fort Fremont Preserve, 1124 Land’s End Road, St. Helena Island. Docent-led tours are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. every Saturday. Travel back in time to the 1800s and the Spanish American War. Visitors to Fort Fremont can learn about the fort’s history by reading interpretive panels, taking a self-guided tour with a smart phone, visiting the history center exhibit hall, or attending a docent-led tour of the property. The Preserve is open to the public Monday through Sunday from dawn to dusk. For more information, visit www.fortfremont.org or contact Passive Parks manager Stephanie Nagid at snagid@bcgov.net.

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.

“Pull Yourself Up” Group Exercise Class for women

9:30 a.m., select Saturdays, Wardle Family YMCA, 1801 Richmond Ave., Port Royal. This multi-generational women’s group training is a 5-week program taught by Kelly Blackston. It is designed for females who wish to be stronger especially using back muscle shoulders and arms plus build camaraderie and make new friends. Free for ages 13-19; $10 per class for YMCA members; $20 per class for adult non-member. Questions should be directed to Denice Davis, YMCA Healthy Living Program Director at 843-521-1904 or beaufort-jasperymca.org.

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.

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: Dec. 1 – Using Marketing and Social Media to Grow Your Business; Dec. 8 – Veteran Business Owners Roundtable.

Winter Wonderland

6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, USC Beaufort Center for the Arts. Inflatables, crafts, train rides ad food trucks. Open to the public. Bring toiletries and non-perishable food products to help start a student food pantry in Beaufort.Lowcountry Made 

Sips & Stocking Stuffers Pop-Up Market

4:30 to 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3, Bluffton Aesthetics, 3 Plantation Park Drive, Bluffton. This market supports local makers and is also a fundraising event for Bluffton Self Help and Toys for Tots. Complimentary beer and wine from Southern Barrel Brewing Co. will be offered to anyone who donates a non-perishable food item to Bluffton Self Help or a toy to Toy for Tots. The market will also feature raffles for Bluffton Aesthetics services, along with 20 percent off any one procedure purchased at the event. Around a dozen local makers will be selling their gorgeous handcrafted goods at the market, and food trucks will also be available. Participating vendors include Benjamin’s Southern Fried Pies, The Grind Coffee Roasters, Southern Barrel Brewing, eFitClub, Lowcountry Therapeutic Massage, Declan’s Delights, Crafted with a Purpose, Bluffton Candles, Eagle Creations, Kara Artman Art, Moonlight Crow Creations (jewelry), Marshview Candles and Sweet Carolina Clothing Boutique.

6th annual Visit With Santa at Beaufort Inn

5:30 to 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3, The Beaufort Inn. Free and open to the public. Guests will enjoy complimentary hot cocoa and cider provided by Blackstone’s Café, cookies provided by Signature Catering and Events, ornament making, letter writing and coloring, and professional photos with Santa. S’mores will be available for purchase at $5/pack (each pack comes with 4 s’mores). The Polar Express movie will be shown at 6 p.m. in Tabby Garden. The professional photos with Santa will be sent via email no later than December 7. The Beaufort Inn also has a magic mailbox that is currently ready and accepting letters to Santa. All letters received prior to December 13 will receive a personalized letter back from Santa. For additional information, visit www.beaufortinn.com.

Night On The Town

6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3, Downtown Beaufort. Downtown streets will be closed, merchants and restaurants will be open, and the festivities will be going on. We’ll also be hosting the annual Christmas tree lighting.

N.Y. 79th Highlanders & N.Y. 48th Infantry Regiments Civil War Era Living History Encampment

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, The Arsenal Courtyard, 713 Craven St. Admission to the event is free (donations will be accepted). Admission to the Beaufort History Museum will be discounted for Adults ($5) and Seniors ($4). Active military and children under 12 are free. The re-enactors will encamp in and present live presentations of Civil War era camp life, educational discussions, drills, marching, bagpiping, and interactive activities for the entire family. Craven St. will be closed for the event. Beaufort History Museum members will have a special opportunity to have coffee with the re-enactors from 9 to 10 a.m. Included in the presentations will be discussions and live demonstrations of the importance of music and bugle calls during the War, the variety and use of weapons including cannon, how medical support was deployed in the field, the role of women, camp dining and cooking, and other relevant topics.

Society of Bluffton Artists Holiday Blitz

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 5, The Society of Bluffton Artists (SOBA) porch, 6 Church Street, Old Town Bluffton. Get some holiday shopping done while enjoying the perfect spot for watching the Bluffton Christmas Parade. The event will feature hand-created home decor, wreaths, ornaments, jewelry and other works by SOBA’s artist members.

Maye River Quilters Holiday Party

10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, Church of the Palms, 1425 Okatie Hwy, Okatie. The wearing of masks is encouraged. Contest for the Christmas stockings will be held, and the stockings will then be taken by Debi Bacon to the Emily Geiger Christmas luncheon. Chapter members will stuff them with personal items and deliver them to the Veterans Victory House. For more meeting dates and times, and for membership forms to join the group, call 843-530-1244. If you are planning to attend the meeting as a guest, please send an RSVP email to Mayeriverquilters@gmail.com.

1st annual WMU Cookie Walk

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, Okatee Baptist Church. Receive your collection bag or box by donating. One non-perishable food item or $1 = small bag. Two non-perishable food items or $2 = medium bag. Three non-perishable food items or $3 = large bag. Food items and monetary donations will be divided among churches with food pantries. 

Santa at the Beaufort Bookstore

11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, Beaufort Bookstore, 2127 Boundary Street.

A Christmas Taste of Gullah

11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Featuring authentic Gullah cuisine and live holiday entertainment. Free and open to the public. As rice is a direct link between the Gullah culture, Africa and the African diaspora, a rice cook-off will also be held with attendees choosing their favorite dish.

Light up the Night Holiday Boat Parade

5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.

Beaufort Christmas Parade

3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 5, Downtown Beaufort.

USC Beaufort Chamber Music Series

5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 5, USC Beaufort Center for the Arts. Gabriela Diaz (violin), Michi Wiancko (violin), Ayane Kozasa (viola), Ani Aznavoorian (cello) and Andrew Armstong (artistic director and piano). For tickets, visit www.USCBChamberMusic.com or call 843-208-8246. At this time, all patrons must be masked, and attendance is limited to the first 300.

Moore 2 Life December Pop-Up Events

2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 8, New River Linear Trail; 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 10, Nature walk on Hunting Island followed by lunch in Frogmore and Christmas Shopping; 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 11, Altamaha Trail; Noon, Sunday, Dec. 12, Jarvis Creek Park and Audubon Newhall Preserve; 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 19, Victoria Bluff. All events $10. Email Jill Moore at Moore2LifeSC@gmail.com to RSVP.

Lowcountry Christian Women’s Connection

11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 8, Hampton Hall Club House. Join the Christian Women’s Connection to Celebrate the Season. We will share an elegant meal, holiday fun and an inspirational message from Debbie Fairbanks – “Life’sToo Short – What Are You Waiting For?” 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 Julie.ott.az@gmail.com.

303 Associates Business After Hours at Beaufort Town Center

5 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 9, 2015 Boundary Street (Green lawn near the marsh behind Moe’s and Jimmy John’s). Light bites provided b Jimmy John’s, Moes, Red Rooster, KC Mike’s Smokin’. Drinks provided by Starbucks. Music and photo booth by Gavigan Entertainment. Fantastic door prizes.

Santa Visits Beaufort Town Center

6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 9, Center Stage at Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary Street. Free and open to the public. Please bring cameras. Hot chocolate provided by Urban Brew, coffee provided by Starbucks.

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.

CPR training

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

Parris Island Marine Corps Band holiday concert

1:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Free admission. Don’t forget your chairs and blanket.

The Beaufort Railroaders’ 28th Annual Christmas Trains

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 14 through Saturday, Dec. 18, Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott Street. Free and open to the public.

Beaufort Christian Women’s Connection quarterly luncheon

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 16, The Baptist Church of Beaufort. Lunch by Holmes Catering is $18. There will be singing of Christmas carols before hearing our speaker from Stonecroft. We will collect unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots and non-perishable food items for the Franciscan Center Pantry. Call Marti Myers at 843-321-0962 or email her at puddlesportia@gmail.com by Dec. 8.

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