Theater/Film/Dance Mon 9/22, "Canopy" will be screened at the USCB Center for the Arts at 7 pm. Singapore, February 9, 1942. The Japanese invasion is underway. Jim (Khan Chittenden), an Australian fighter pilot, wakes up dangling from a tree by his parachute strings somewhere in the middle of a vast jungle overrun by hostile forces. As night devours day, he forges into the danger he must navigate in search of sanctuary when he encounters a Singapore-Chinese resistance fighter, Seng (Mo Tzu-Yi), who, injured and frightened, also seeks to survive their tenuous surroundings and common enemy. The men realize that their only hope of persevering lies with each other as their journey begins the exploration of the collision of war, nature and its impact on humanity. Adults $7, Senior/Military $6, Students $5. For more information contact the Center Box Office at (843)521-4145 or by contacting Bonnie Hargrove via email at
. Mon 9/29, "Magic in the Moonlight" will be screened at the USCB Center for the Arts at 7 pm. Directed by Woody Allen. Starring Colin Firth, Antonia Clarke, Natasha Andrews, Emma Stone. Set in the 1920s on the opulent Riviera in the south of France, Woody Allen’s latest romantic comedy about a master magician (Colin Firth) trying to expose a psychic medium (Emma Stone) as a fake. Adults $7, Senior/Military $6, Students $5. For more information contact the Center Box Office at (843)521-4145 or by contacting Bonnie Hargrove via email at
. 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
10/10-10/12, "Almost, Maine" at the USCB Center for the Arts. Shakespeare Rep, Beaufort's professional classical theatre company, launches its Season of Wonders with this quirky contemporary comedy that is quickly becoming an American classic.Showtimes are 7:30 on Friday and Saturday, 3:00 on Sunday. All tickets $20. For more information call (843) 521-4145.
10/23-10/25, Arkhaois Film Festival at the Coligny Theater on Hilton Head. The focus is Cultural Heritage and Archaeology. For a schedule of films, visit them on Facebook at ArkhaoisFilmFestival.
Now - 9/28, "Sea Island September" at ARTworks. This show features the work of Sandra Renee Smith, Diane Britton Dunham, Susan Molada Madison, Mary I Mack, Sonja Griffin Evans, Hank Herring, Elayne Scott, Claudette Humphrey, and James "SAINT" St. Clair. The show will begin with an opening reception on Saturday, September 12th from 6 to 8pm. The ARTworks gallery is located at 2127 Boundary Street in the Beaufort Town Center shopping plaza. For more info, contact: 843-379-2787.
Now - 10/25, Pavement & Sand, an exhibit of Patricia Walsh’s art at the Beaufort Art Association Gallery in downtown Beaufort.
10/1 - 11/30, "Hands Across the Bridge." The 15 artists of the Maye River Gallery in Bluffton will display their work at The Coastal Discovery Museum. (The Bluffton Gallery will remain open 7 days a week from 10 am – 5 pm.) The artists will meet and greet residents and visitors alike and share some of their insights in a series of artist’s demos throughout the two-month visit. The public is invited to an opening reception Wednesday, October 8th from 5 – 7 pm. For demonstration schedules and directions visit: www.coastaldiscovery.org/dir.html
10/6 - 11/1, “Foreign Affairs – Around the World in Art” an exhibit of work by Virginia MacKenzie, will be on display at The Society of Bluffton Artists Gallery.The public is invited to an opening reception from 5 - 7 pm, on Friday, October 10, at the SOBA Gallery. In Old Town Bluffton.
10/7 - 10/29, "Enduring Realism." The Art League of Hilton Head presents the works of two classical realistic painters, Dennis Lake and Heather Wanamaker, at the Art League Gallery at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. A reception, open to the public, will be on Thursday, October 9, from 5-7 pm and an artist “Tour of the Exhibit” will be on Saturday, October 18, at 11 am.
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
Sun 9/21, Guest Community Handbell Concert at The Baptist Church of Beaufort, 600 Charles Street. Featuring Palmetto Bronze 4pm. No admission/Donations encouraged.
Thur 9/25, "Deana Sings Dino" at USCB Center for the Arts. Deana Martin takes her audience on a musical journey, honoring her legendary father Dean Martin and other great performers who shaped American music and popular culture for over four decades. Tickets for this unique concert are $45 per person and are available from the USCB Center for the Arts box office, 843-521-4145 or online www.uscbcenterforthearts.com For more information visit www.uscbcenterforthearts.com and www.thejazzcorner.com
Mon 9/29, Beaufort Belles Barbershop Chorus Open House. All ladies who love to sing a cappella are invited! 4:30 – 6:30 pm at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady's Island Drive, Lady's Island. Enjoy the music, friendship and light refreshments. Please call 838-2438 for more information.
Fridays 10/3 - 11/7, Fall Friday Organ Concert Series at the Parish Church of St. Helena in downtown Beaufort. Local music lovers will once again be treated to a series of organ concerts on the historic Taylor & Boody Organ. All concerts are at Noon and are free and open to the public. 10/3: Matthew Brown, Salisbury, N.C. 10/10: John Stender, Indiana University (Featured Young Organist). 10/17: Luca Pollastri, Italy. 10/31: Emanuele Cardi, Italy. 11/7: Johan Hermans, Hasselt, Belgium. For more information visit www.sthelenas1712.org
Thur 10/9, Scott Ainslie, traditional acoustic Blues singer, guitarist, historian and songwriter with personal roots in the Civil Rights era and a great affection for cross-cultural exchange with perform at the USCB Center for the Arts. He is a powerful musician, a fine singer, and a masterful storyteller. Ainslie has five solo CDs to his name and maintains an active recording, performing and teaching schedule that carries him around the country, to Canada, and to Europe. He has received numerous awards and grants for his work documenting and presenting traditional music. Tickets are $25 adults, $20 seniors and $15 students. Visit www.uscbcenterforthearts.com or call 421-4145. 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
9/19 & 9/20, 40th Annual Catfish Festival in Hardeeville. Fun for the whole family! Music, entertainment, children's character parade, grand parade, beauty pageant, catfish stew cookoff, and more! The festival will be held behind City Hall on Main Street in Hardeeville. For information visit the Catfish Festival website: www.hardeevillecatfishfestival.com or call the Jasper County Chamber of Commerce at 843-726-8126.
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.
10/3 & 10/4, 20th Annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival, to be held Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4, 2014, at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. This two-day festival is a celebration of SC Wild Caught Shrimp, local food and fun in the Lowcountry. For more information and a complete schedule of event visit www.beaufortshrimpfestival.com
Sat 10/4, 2014 Burgers & Brew Festival from 11am-5 pm at Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head. The best burgers of the year, plus great entertainment! Souls Harbor from noon -1:45 pm and Fair Weather Action Heroes Common Foundation from 2:15 -5:00 pm. Ten local restaurants cooking up their best sliders as well 20 varieties of beer in our beer garden. Kids Zone and other activities! All concessions and activities are sold separately. For more information or to become vendor or sponsor, please contact the Island Rec Center at 843-681-7273 or email
Sat 10/10, The Kiwanis Club of Hilton Head Island Annual Chili Cookoff will be held at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. This year’s event will focus on local chili cooks in the professional and amateur category with separate awards for each. In addition, the popular local Chilly Willy Band will be providing entertainment and there will be an area with free children’s games and activities including a water slide so parents can fully enjoy the festivities. For more information on the Cookoff contact Jerry Glass
or Sylvia Nelander
To get cook’s information
Sat 10/11, Pig Pickin’ (and Chicken) in the Park, 5 - 8 pm. Live Oaks Park in Port Royal (behind the Elementary School). Jimmy Fitts’ catering will serve up pulled pork barbeque, half a hog, chicken and all the fixins’ plus sides, beverage, and desert. There will be live music –all for $25 adults and $12.50 Kids. Tickets are available at the Beaufort Chamber of Commerce or on-line at www.NamiBeaufortCounty.org. All proceeds from this event will fund the ten local NAMI programs, which are given at no cost to participants.
Sun 10/12, The 21st Polo for Charity, organized by the Rotary Club of Okatie at the historic Rose Hill Plantation, Bluffton. Gates open at noon, and the match begins at 2 pm. Make plans now for Bluffton’s largest picnic.Tickets are $20 at the gate on the day of the match or $15 per person in advance. Children under 12 are admitted free. For information, contact
or call (843) 298-3055 or (843) 686-4852. Advance tickets will be available at BB&T bank locations, Markel's, Coastal Home and Atelier on Bay in Beaufort. Be sure to “like” Okatie Rotary Polo for Charity on Facebook to get all the details on this year’s event.
Fri 10/10, Palmetto Animal League’s 2nd Annual Artisans Fur Animals Gala hosted by presenting sponsor Hilton Head Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram. Mingle and bid on silent and live auction artwork, featuring one-of-a-kind cat and dog sculptures designed by SCAD Professor and Ceramicist Jessica Broad, and whimsically painted by 25 Lowcountry artists, jewelry, wood carvings, photographs, paintings, and unique artisan works. Drawings for beautiful gift baskets. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the live auction, by Steve Allen and Mark Thibodeau of Gallery 95 Auction, begins at 6:45 pm. Included in the ticket price are fabulous food by Sigler’s, sweet treats by pastry chef Teresa Brandow, craft beers by River Dog Brewing and a wine bar. www.PalmettoAnimalLeague.org
Tuesdays, Now - 11/25, Marine Science Expeditionat The Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head. This cruise will take place from 10 am until 12 noon aboard research vessel SPARTINA with Marine Biologist Amber Kuehn. The Captain will have living specimens on board of common fish, crabs, shrimp, etc. that can be found in the water. Participants will learn interesting and intricate facts about the biology of the Lowcountry waterway. A scientific explanation will accompany a trip through the marsh. From microscopic animals to dolphins, the possibilities are endless. Cost is $35 adult and $25 child (12 and under). Space is limited and reservations are required. You may call 843-689-6767 ext 223 or online at www.coastaldiscovery.org to make a reservation.
Saturdays Now - 11/29, "Shrimp Trawling Experience"hostedby 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. Aninformative 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.
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.
Downtown Beaufort Farmers Market Wednesdays 2–7pm Waterfront Park Pavilion Call 843-525-6644 for information www.downtownbeaufort.com