Come celebrate the 30th year of the annual Valentine Ball, which supports the Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation. Valentine Weekend festivities will begin Friday night with the return of the Cocktail Affair, an elegant social from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Tabby Place in downtown Beaufort. The main event follows Saturday night with pre-ball dinner parties at private residences and a black-tie gala at Tabby Place. The dozens of volunteers who host the private dinner parties, have made the Valentine Ball such a standout among fundraisers. In addition to providing the venue for the parties, the hosts decorate their homes, plan the menu and pay for the food, helping reduce the cost of putting on the event.