Living well means enjoying the many delights Beaufort has to offer. Start the new year off right with a pelican plunge, healthy local veggies and exploration of the rich cultural history of the Lowcountry!
Friday, January 1
Pelican Plunge on Hunting Island
Take the plunge for a good cause! Registration begins at noon at Lighthouse Shelter. Personal and team pledges benefit the Friends of Hunting Island State Park's Discover Carolina school programs. There will be warm drinks and a costume parade. More details.
Saturday, January 9
Port Royal Farmer’s Market
Start your new year the healthy way with fresh local produce! You’ll also find flowers, activities, local goods and much more from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Naval Heritage Park. Check out the list of vendors present at the year-round market.
Tuesday, January 19
Historic Sites on Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island has an extensive and varied history that can still be enjoyed at a variety of sites around the island. Learn about it from this informative talk accompanied by a map that you can use for your own self-guided tour of the sites by car or by bicycle. Details here.
Saturday, January 30
Join the Beaufort Arts Council for The Harlem Renaissance, a celebration of the cultural, social and artistic explosion that took place in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood between the end of World War I and the middle of the 1930s. During this time, Harlem was a cultural center, drawing black writers, artists, musicians, photographers, poets and scholars. This fundraiser for the Arts Council will take place at Tabby Place from 7 to 11 p.m. Purchase tickets.
The Met: Live in HD: Puccini’s ‘Turandot’
Puccini’s final opera is an epic fairy tale set in a China of legendand loosely based on a play by 18th-century Italian dramatist Carlo Gozzi. Christine Goerke, Lise Lindstrom and Nina Stemme, three of opera’s greatest dramatic sopranos, take turns in the title role of the proud princess of ancient China, whose riddles doom every suitor who seeks her hand. Featuring an unusual score with an innovative use of chorus and orchestra, it is still recognizably Puccini, a work bursting with instantly appealing melody. Show times and tickets.
January is National Blood Donor Month
Did you make a New Year’s resolution to be more generous in 2016? You can help save a life by donating blood or by organizing a blood drive in your workplace or community. Learn more.