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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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.
Artists That Teach instructor show
Jan. 3 through Feb. 25, Art League Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Art League Academy is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday to Friday. There will also be an artists reception from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 19 that is free and open to the public. Art League of Hilton Head is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit visual arts organization on Hilton Head Island with a synergistic art gallery and teaching Academy. For more information, call 843-842-5738.
Open Land Trust Ribbon Cutting & Grand Re-Opening
4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20, 905 Charles Street. Open Land Trust staff and board invite the public to join in celebrating the organization’s new “forever home.” Highlight include a side-yard celebration, live music, light refreshments and tours of the new “home.” Free parking is available along Charles Street.
Sea Island Quilt Guild January meeting
6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20. The Sea Island Quilt Guild will hold it’s January meeting by ZOOM this month due to the increased numbers in Covid in Beaufort County. To join, please send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org to have your name added to the mailing list.
Friends of Port Royal Cypress Wetlands guided tours
9 a.m., Friday, Jan. 21; Saturday, Feb. 12; Friday, Feb. 25. The Friends of Port Royal Cypress Wetlands (501c3) offers free tours with Master Naturalist Jill Moore as guide. Learn about the different types of wildlife, birds, and plants that inhabit this special place To sign up for a tour please email Kat Bray at email@example.com. For more information, visit www.foprcw.org, follow us on Facebook at FriendsofPRCypressWetlands, or on Instagram at friendsofprcypresswetlands.
5k Oyster Boogie
8 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 22, Downtown Beaufort. Join the Beaufort Area Hospitality Association and Riverview Charter School for a USATF Certified 5K race. The race will begin at Bay St/Newcastle near Freedom Park. Participants will run/walk through Historic Downtown Beaufort and across the Woods Memorial Bridge along a certified 5K course. The 5K Race is supported and managed by Grounded Running. This is a dog friendly and stroller friendly event. Shirts are not guaranteed after 3 p.m., Jan. 14. Register at https://bit.ly/3Fkp905.
Riverview Charter School Cornhole Fundraiser
10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 22, Hanry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Beaufort. Double elimination, bring your own partner. Social bracket – begins at 10 a.m., $30 per team, prizes awarded. Competitive bracket – begins at 1 p.m., $50 per team, $1,000 cash awarded. Outdoor tournament, may be moved indoors in case of rain. For more information on the social bracket, visit https://app.scoreholio.com/link/xzcD. For more information on the competitive bracket, visit https://app.scoreholio.com/link/39T. For more information, contact Brian Perkins at BrianMPerkins@hotmail.com.
3rd annual MLK Brunch
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 22, Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 S. Jacob Smart Blvd. And Main Street, Ridgeland. Families in Transition (FIT) will provide services and resources to the homeless and those near homelessness. During the event, several agencies will be present to identify, feed, and do an intake of services needed such as medical, clothing, food, and hygiene items. FIT will also help people of Jasper, who are in need of home repairs, rent or utility assistance. These issues may very well lead to a homelessness if not addressed. FIT will then match these persons with our members who offer services that they need. FIT is an organization of faith-based, governmental, and nonprofit agencies that focuses heavily on the homeless population of Jasper County. FIT first aims to identify the homeless population through quarterly counts. Next, FIT aims to reduce the number of persons who are classified as homeless. Thirdly, FIT focuses heavily on the development and continuation of programs and services aimed at helping the homeless population, such as rent/mortgage, utilities, minor homer pairs, sewer, and heating and air, and emergency shelter.
Artists That Teach live artist demonstrations
10:30 a.m. to noon, Friday, Jan. 28, Julie Schroeder at Art League Gallery. Art League Academy is located at 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Art League Gallery is located mid-island inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, next to the box office.
8 a.m to noon, Saturday, Jan. 29, Feb. 19, March 26, April 9, Wardle Family YMCA, 1801 Richmond Ave., Port Royal. 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 Contact Frank Hamilton at 843-525-0233 or firstname.lastname@example.org.. 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.
Maye River Quilters
10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 5, Church of the Palms, 1419 Okatie Hwy, Okatie. The wearing of masks is encouraged. For more meeting dates and times and for membership forms to join the group, visit the website or call 843-530-1244. To attend the meeting as a guest, please send an RSVP email to email@example.com.
Full 30-hour lifeguard training
March 4-7 & 13; April 22-25 & May 1; May 13-16 & 22, location TBD. Cost is $170. Schedule: Thursday 4 p.m. – swim test; Friday 4-9 p.m.; Saturday 8-5 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.. 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. See Frank Hamilton for lifeguard recertification dates and times.
FUN WOMEN 5K Race
8 a.m., Saturday, March 5, Newcastle and Bay Street, Downtown Beaufort. The certified 5K course will run through downtown and across the scenic Woods Bridge. This race is part of USC Beaufort’s Center For The Arts’ Women’s Wellness Retreat (March 18 and 19, 2022). Our mission is to elevate, empower, enlighten and enrich all women. Topics include financial, spiritual, physical and mental wellness. Register at https://bit.ly/3qjg1V9.
Sea Island Rotary Club Community Service blood drive
9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, Big Red Bloodmobile, Hilton Garden Inn, Beaufort. Future donation dates will be Tuesday, June 14; Tuesday, Aug. 23; and Tuesday, Nov. 15. OneBlood is testing all blood donations for the COVID-19 antibody. The antibody test is authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and will indicate if the your immune system has produced antibodies to the virus, regardless of whether you ever showed symptoms. You will be able to see their results approximately two to five days after donating by logging into OneBlood’s donor portal at www.oneblood.org. If you test positive for the antibody, you will be eligible to become COVID-19 convalescent plasma donor. All donors will receive a OneBlood gift and a $10 eGift card. Plus, a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening. OneBlood takes extra precautions to ensure that the donation process is safe from the COVID-19 virus including extra cleanings, wearing masks, etc. All time slots are currently available. Contact District Governor-elect Bob Gross, at email@example.com or call 843-321-0196 and indicate the time slot that best suits you.
9 a.m to noon, Saturday, March 19, Wardle Family YMCA, 1801 Richmond Ave., Port Royal. Cost is $25. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.. 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.
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 (email@example.com) or Gaylets (firstname.lastname@example.org). To register for the tournament, visit https://bit.ly/31JnBi9.