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Live Well in January: Zumba, Awards and the Beaufort International Film

Posted by Living Well Team on Dec 28, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Make 2018 your best year yet! Consider these events and opportunities in the Beaufort area to kick your New Year’s resolutions into high gear.

NYD-Run.jpgMonday, January 1

New Year’s Day Resolution Run 
Kick off your new year with a group run. Meet at 7 a.m. on January 1 at the bathrooms closest to the bridge at Waterfront Park. Grounded Running Beaufort invites all levels of runners and walkers to join. There is no minimum distance requirement. Event details


Tuesday, January 2

zumba.jpgZumba Party – New Year’s Resolution Edition
Get started on the right track and get fit in the new year. Join the fun at the Revolution Ballroom from 6 – 7 p.m. for a Zumba Dance Party. Cost is $15 per person. Buy tickets


Friday, January 5

LLAA.jpgLowcountry Lifetime Achievement Awards
The Foundation for Leadership Education will present the annual Lifetime Achievement Awards to Lowcountry leaders who have had a profound impact on the general welfare and development of the community. The black-tie affair will be held at The Tabby Place at The Beaufort Inn and will begin at 6 p.m. Come and enjoy the awards presentation, dinner, libations and music. Purchase your tickets or reserve your corporate table of 10 guests by December 10. 

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Monday, January 22

Books Sandwiched In
“Do the Movies Have a Future?” Please join the Beaufort Film Society from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. to discuss this book by David Denby and help Friends of the Beaufort Library kickoff the 2018 Books Sandwiched In program. The event is free, but donations are welcomed and go to support Friends of the Beaufort County Library. Details


Saltus-wine.jpgThursday, January 25

Wine Pairing Dinner at Saltus to Benefit Beaufort Film Society
Get excited for the 12th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival with a wine pairing dinner at Saltus River Grill. Call Saltus directly at 843-379-3474 to make reservations. Menu and pricing details


Tuesday, January 30

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Spring Presentation
OLLI-USC-BFT.jpgBeaufort International Film Festival: “Sundance of the South”
What began as a small-town film festival in 2007 has grown into a large, international cultural event. Best-selling author and iconic storyteller Pat Conroy called the Beaufort International Film Festival (BIFF) “the quintessential cultural event of the Lowcountry and South Carolina.” MovieMaker Magazine listed it as one of the top 25 coolest film festivals in the world in 2013, and recently FilmFreeway ranked BIFF in the top 20 out of 100 Best Reviewed Film Festivals in the world. In this two-hour course, Ron and Rebecca Tucker will discuss the history of BIFF. From the film selection process, scoring and categories of selections to how to attend the festival and Red Carpet Awards Gala, you’ll learn all about BIFF. Registration for all OLLI courses begins January 8. Registration, fees and information

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