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Live Well in November: Shag, Drum, Run and Shuck!

Posted by Living Well Team on Oct 31, 2016 4:45:47 PM

A life lived well is something to celebrate. And there’s no better place to enjoy life than our beautiful Beaufort community this November. Try one of these fun and healthful Lowcountry events.

Wednesdays in November 

Beaufort Shag Club

This social dance club meets most Wednesdays so beginners and members can dance the Carolina Shag and related dances. Beginners can take lessons beginning at 6 p.m. with open dancing from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at Amvets Post 70, 1831 Ribaut Road. Cost and details

Thursday, November 10 – Sunday, November 13

Penn Center Heritage Days

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This three-day event celebrates Gullah/Geechee/Sea Island history, folk arts, food, music, crafts and West African cultural legacy at the Penn School, one of the country’s first schools for formerly enslaved Africans, on St. Helena Island. Experience the 50-acre historic campus of Penn Center along with demonstrations of bateau-making, quilting, basket-making and net-making; Gullah storytellers; African drummers; dancers; gospel singers; a craft fair; a parade; a fish fry; a gospel extravaganza; and more.

Friday, November 11 – Sunday, November 13

Oyster Festival


The 2016 Oyster Festival highlights steamed, fried and stewed oysters along with other delicious food for non-oyster eaters. Enjoy live entertainment, a kid zone, marshmallow roasting and a sports lounge airing football games. The three-day event includes a silent auction and holiday crafts show. Details.

Saturday, November 12

25th Annual Hilton Head Island Bridge Run

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The 2016 Hargray Hilton Head Island Bridge Run—which includes a 10K road race, 5K fun run and health walk11begins and ends at Crossing’s Park. More than 500 runners will cross over the scenic Broad Creek on the Cross Island Expressway. The post race awards ceremony includes refreshments, live music and door prizes. Details and registration. 

Saturday, November 19 – Sunday, November 20 

15th Annual Homes for the Holidays

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Get in the holiday spirit by visiting five private homes in Burckmyer Beach plus St. Peter’s Catholic Church and St. Peter’s Catholic School all decorated to the holiday nines by local interior designers and floral experts. The walking tour begins at St. Peter’s, and all proceeds benefit the St. Peter’s Catholic School tuition assistance fund. Cost and details.