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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.

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.

Moore 2 Life December Pop-Up Events

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.

Hardeeville Santa’s Toy Box drive

Through December 10. The City of Hardeeville Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department is hosting its annual toy drive for Hardeeville youth. You can drop a new unwrapped toy for ages 4-12 at the designated drop off locations at City Hall, 205 Main Street, or at the Rec Center, 285 John Smith Road. For more information, call 843-227-4089.

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.

Lowcountry Made Christmas Artisan Market

11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11, Martin Family Park, Old Town Bluffton. Jingle and mingle with more than 30 Lowcountry artisans and small businesses at this festive market — plus enjoy music by DJ One Love.

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.

Lowcountry Made Christmas Artisan Market

Noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 12, Burnt Church Distillery, 120 Bluffton Road. Enjoy cocktails and Christmas shopping. Grab a cocktail, enjoy live music and do your holiday shopping in style with more than 15 local artisans in the courtyard of the distillery.

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.

Miracle of the Small

6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 14 at Community Bible Church, 638 Parris Island Gateway. Holy Trinity Classical Christian School is inviting the Beaufort community to its 9th annual Christmas program. This Christmas musical celebration includes several selections from Ireland or the British Isles, traditional carol singing, and Scriptural reading featuring Holy Trinity students in grades K-12. The program is inspired by the life of Saint Brigid, one of the patron saints of Ireland. Admission is free. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact the school office at 843-522-0660.

Bridges Prep K-5-th Grade Winterfest Family Night

5:30 to 7:30p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 15, Bridges Preparatory School. The Elementary School Literacy Department, with the help of PTO, is excited to invite you to Winterfest Family Night. Come enjoy all the wonderful fun, including crafts, games, Santa, and train rides. Time to Eat food truck will have food available for purchase. Canned food and socks will be collected for Help of Beaufort. Please register by completing this form at https://bit.ly/3DAJai6.

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.

Chill With A Cop

6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 17, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Kickoff your Christmas break and come watch the family movie “Goonies.” Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. A raffle will be held for kids ages 5 to 17 before the start of the movie (must be present to win). Hot chocolate, sponsored by Kilwins, hot apple cider, and popcorn will be served free at the event. Vendors will be on site with food for sale.

Adaptive Golf Experience Clinic

9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 18, The Legends at Parris Island. Registration begns at 8 a.m. Free and open to civilians, veterans and active military. Led by golf professionals and physical therapists. Clinics target veterans and civilians with physical disabilities or challenges. As a participant, you’ll receive complimentary instruction on both the full golf swing and putting, taught by experienced professional golf instructors, fellow adaptive athletes who are already golfers and volunteers. No prior experience with golf is necessary – just a desire to learn or to help others. Our goal is to help those with disabilities learn new abilities through adaptive golf.

Healing with Words

1-3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 18, NeverMore Books, 910 Port Republic, Beaufort. Meet Affirmations author Angelique Medow for a complimentary, personal, word medicine reading and/or book signing. Hailing from the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, Medow began writing her books in Beaufort, and kicks off her national tour by paying tribute to the Lowcountry and all who’ve offered care and support.

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.

Friends of Port Royal Cypress Wetlands guided tours

9 a.m., Friday, Jan. 21. 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.

Bridges Prep Inshore Slam Fishing Tournament

April 8, 9. Captains meeting, TBD. Weigh in at Butler Marine Dry Stack. Species include spottail bass, spotted sea trout and flounder. Cost is $150 per boat. All funds raised support Bridges Prep athletic programs. Cash prizes for combined weight. Great opportunity to fish and help support the school. Those interested in sponsoring the event, contact Coach Gruel (bgruel@bridgesprep.org) or Gaylets (sgaylets@bridgesprep.org). To register for the tournament, visit https://bit.ly/31JnBi9.

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