A life lived well is something to be celebrated. This September connect with the Beaufort community and your health this month through these fun and healthful Lowcountry events.
Saturday, September 2, to Sunday, September 3
Land’s End Woodland River Festival
The River Festival is a two-day family friendly event that celebrates the ancestry of the Gullah families who purchased hundreds of acres of the Lands End Woodland in the 1920’s. Visitors will enjoy music, dancing, singing, storytelling, arts and crafts and Gullah cuisine. Details.
Saturdays, September 3, 10, 17 & 24
Downtown Beaufort Farmer’s Market
Join us every week in September at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park Pavilion and visit Area Farmers & Growers, Live Entertainment, Prepared Foods made with local ingredients. Details.
Saturday, September 25
Beaufort Library - Annual Waterfront Book Sale
Stimulate your brain with a great book. You’ll find thousands to choose from at this fundraising event to support Beaufort County Library System’s programming and materials. Details.
Friday, September 30
The Beaufort Shrimp Festival and 5K
Celebrate local-caught shrimp! Fifteen restaurants will feature their best shrimp dishes in hopes of winning the coveted Silver Cup. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite! Details.
Freedom From Smoking
Beaufort Memorial’s LifeFit Wellness Services offers the American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking program. Participants will examine their unique patterns of smoking, learn how to handle triggers and urges and receive training on stress management techniques. Make sure to register by Monday, September 12. Details.
Did You Know that September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month?
One in three children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
The good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented. In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Beaufort Memorial Hospital encourages your family to make healthy changes together.
- Get active outside. Walk around the neighborhood, go for a bike ride or play basketball at the park.
- Limit screen time (time spent on the computer, watching TV or playing video games) to two hours or less a day.
- Make healthy meals. Buy and serve more vegetables, fruits and whole-grain foods.
Taking small steps as a family can help your child maintain a healthy weight.