Mon 8/25, "Rich Hill" is the Monday Night Movie at the USCB Center for the Arts. Rich Hill, MO could be any of the countless small towns that blanket America's heartland, but to teenagers Andrew, Harley and Appachey, it's home. Winner of the 2014 Sundance Grand Jury Prize, "Rich Hill" is an irresistibly moving and inspirational portrait of rural America's youth. Screening starts at 7 pm. Adults $7, Senior/Military $6, Students $5. Call 521-4145 for more information.
9/5, 9/6, 9/7, 9/13 & 9/14, "Grease" at the USCB Center for the Arts in Beaufort. Elaine Lake and Karl Wells lead the cast as the sweet and innocent Sandy Dumbrowski and Danny Zuko. Together with the The Greasers and Pink Ladies, the gang brings out the highlights of the 1959 school year at Rydell High School. 9/5, 9/6 & 9/13 at 7:30pm; 9/7 & 9/14 at 3 pm. Audience members are encouraged to compete in the Costume Contest on opening night, Friday, September 5th at 7 pm. For more information, visit www.uscbcenterforthearts.com
Fri 9/29, Mary Badham – “A Conversation with Scout.”Meet Mary Badham, the American actress who delivered a riveting on-screen portrayal of Scout Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress. At the time, Badham (aged 10) was the youngest actress ever nominated in this category. This interactive program is a wonderful, entertaining and education evening with the actress herself. Tickets are $17 through August 31, 2014; subject to change September 1, 2014. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head. $17. Box Office: 842-ARTS or https://tickets.artshhi.com www.artshhi.com
9/30 - 10/19, "To Kill a Mockingbird." An American classic comes to the stage of the Arts Center. Preview performances are $35 for adults and $25 for children 4-15; Regular tickets are $45 for adults and $31 for children. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head. $45 adult, $31 children (save $10 on previews) Box Office: 842-ARTS or https://tickets.artshhi.com www.artshhi.com
Now - 8/30, "Watercolor Memories, Here and There," a collection of paintings by award-winning artist Don Theodore, will be on display at the SOBA Gallery. A reception to meet the artist will be held on Sun, August 10 from 3 - 5 pm at the gallery on the corner of Church and Calhoun streets in Old Town Bluffton. Call 757-6586 or visit sobagallery.com for more info.
Now - 9/13, "Diversity," an exhibit of work by Dennis Wilkins, will be featured at the Beaufort Art Association Gallery. The public is invited to an opening reception on Fri, August 8 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm, with light refreshments. The BAA Gallery is located at 913 Bay Street in downtown Beaufort. Last Wednesday, Popcorn & a Video. The Beaufort Art Assoc. shows art instruction videos by nationally known instructors. The screenings are at the BAA Gallery, 913 Bay St., Beaufort, 11am-1pm. The public is welcome. We furnish the popcorn and the video, you bring a friend, something to drink, and a pad and pencil. Videos vary in length and a $5 donation is suggested. Video schedule is posted at www.beaufortartassociation.com
Thur 8/28, "Jazz for All Ages," presented by The Junior Jazz Foundation. An Evening Supporting Jazz Preservation & Education. Featuring Bob Masteller's Jazz Corner Quintet, the Noel Freidline Quartet, and more. At the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. 5:30 - 10 pm. For more info, call 575-2298.
Sat 9/6, Pickin' by the River in downtown Beaufort. Waterfront Park. Free Event. Noon till 5:30. All Acoustic bluegrass, country and folk. Open Jams throughout the park (so bring your banjo, guitar, etc and join in one of the offstage jams). Beginner to advanced musicians welcome. Stage performances by groups. No drums, amplifiers or alcohol. For more info call 379-9084.
Writers/Bookstore Events 9/26 - 9/28, Annual Beaufort Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale descends on Waterfront Park in Beaufort. Thousands of gently used books, CDs and DVDs available. Books will again be priced at $2 for most hardbacks, $1.50 for trade paperbacks and 50 cents for paperbacks. Children’s books will be individually priced with many just 10 cents. Open to the public Friday, Sept 26, Noon – 6 pm; Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 am – 6 pm; Sunday, Sept. 28, Noon- 4 pm. Silent Auction: Starts Friday, Sept. 26, 10 am and ends at 4 pm on Saturday, Sept. 27. On Sunday, Sept. 28 all books will be half price!
Last Wednesday, “Read a Movie” Club meets on the last Wednesday of each month. Watch a movie based on book. A short discussion will follow for those interested. Attend just the film screening or both. At 12:00 p.m in the SC Room at the Beaufort Branch Library on Scott Street. March’s selection is Life of Pi. Free! Everyone is welcome! beaufortcountylibrary.org
Wed 9/3, Dragonflies Presentation at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn at 3 pm. Biologist Vicky McMillan, on the faculty of Colgate University for 30 years, will present how these fascinating insects feed, find mates, defend territories, and reproduce. If possible, live dragonfly larvae will be shown and a handout will be given to those attending regarding the most common Hilton Head Island species. After the program, participants are invited to join an exploration of the dragonfly pond on the Museum's grounds. This program is sponsored in part by the Kroger Foundation. Reservations are required. Please contact the museum at 689-6767 ext 223 to make a reservation for this $7 program. The Museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive.
Saturdays 9/6 - 11/29, "Shrimp Trawling Experience" hosted by the Coastal Discovery Museum. This interactive cruise will take you from Hudson’s Dock out into Port Royal Sound where you’ll have a chance to see how a shrimp trawler works. An informative and fun experience – plus, you’ll have a chance to share in the ‘catch’ and might take some shrimp home! Times vary for these cruises. Cost is $40 adult and $20 child, with reservations required by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223.
Fri 9/12, 32nd Annual Evening for the Arts, sponsored by The Island School Council for the Arts (ISCA). At the Wexford Plantation Clubhouse from 6:30 – 10 pm. The arts gala fundraiser, with live juried art auction, will include art work, delicious food and vignette performances. Guests will enjoy signature cocktails, cash bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts and coffee. ISCA supports academic achievement and scholarship through arts education in all area schools in southern Beaufort County, both public and private. For more information visit www.isca-online.org
Thur 9/18, "Formation of the Confederacy," at the Coastal Discovery Museum at 3 pm. John Keller will address the history of the formation of the Confederacy, utilizing his collection of 21 different flags flown by various groups during the Civil War. He will also address the origins of the Confederacy and trace the history of many flags used by military regiments, state and local governments and the Confederacy. This program is sponsored in part by the Kroger Foundation. The cost is $7 per person (ages 12 and older) and reservations are required by calling the Museum at 689-6767 ext 223 or online at www.coastaldiscovery.org. The Museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island.
9/20 Sat, YMCA's 5th Annual Boots & Bling Fundraiser and Silent Auction. Starts at 6 pm at The Shed in Port Royal. Live music, delicious food, and an enticing roster of items in the auction. Tickets are $50 for individuals and $90 for couples. Tickets can be purchased at the Y front desk at 1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal or online at ymcabeaufortcounty.com. For additional information please contact Mike Bostwick:
Sat 9/27, 22nd Annual Beaufort County Youth Conference: For Teens By Teens, This year’s theme is “Stay on Track.” Free food and free tee-shirts for all attendees. This year, Candice Glover, Season 12 American Idol Winner and a former Beaufort County Youth Conference participant, will make an appearance. Seating will be limited, so pre-registration is highly encouraged. Attendees will have a chance to win Door Prizes, all of which are donated from area businesses and community members. From 9 am – 4 pm at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Rd, Beaufort. Free and opened to kids from 6th - 12th grades in Beaufort County. To pre-register and for more info call 812-4399 or 838-7922.
Tuesdays, Historic Sites of Hilton Head Island. The Heritage Library History & Genealogy Center is offering a presentation on Hilton Head Island's historic sites to acquaint visitors with our rich history and encourage them to explore on their own - on foot, by bicycle or by car. The talk is from 10:30am - 11:30am. A $5 donation is requested. Call the library at 686-6560 to reserve your space.
Farmers Markets Downtown Beaufort Farmers Market Wednesdays 2–7pm Waterfront Park Pavilion Call 843-525-6644 for information www.downtownbeaufort.com