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Kazoos on Vacation with Rick Hubbard in Beaufort: Family concerts in ARTworks’ theater July 27, August 3, August 10 at 7:30 p.m. Rick Hubbard the Kazoo Guy will perform his wonders on stage at ARTworks this summer. For a wallop of family fun, admission is Pay What You Can ($5 minimum) and kids under 6 years old are free. Rick Hubbard’s hit family show of Music, Comedy, and Fun is where your kids are the stars and the kazoos are free — because we’re on vacation while the bubble canon works overtime. Rick Hubbard celebrates more than a decade of providing positive family entertainment throughout the United States, and every moment has been KAZOOBIE! Rick invented the word, “kazoobie,” to describe his performance. It means “exceptional, fun, and involving everyone.” Audience involvement is the key, and no entertainer in America gets more audience members into the show than Rick Hubbard. ARTworks is the community arts center of Beaufort and is located at 2127 Boundary Street 29902, in Beaufort Town Center. For more, visit www.ArtWorksInBeaufort.org or call 843-379-2787.

 

Book Signings at McIntosh Book Shoppe: • Beaufort author and photographer Janet Garrity will be signing copies of her book “Goin’ Down the River, Fish Camps of the Sea Islands” at McIntosh Book Shoppe, 917 Bay Street, Beaufort, on Saturday, July 20, 12 to 3 p.m., during Water Festival. The book is full of dramatic photos and clever  writings, which make this coffee-table style book a slice of Lowcountry history. For information about the book signing, call McIntosh Book Shoppe at (843) 524-1119. For a preview of the book, or to order a copy, go to www.garrity.com.

• Hayden Yelin (aka EV MacQuint) from Port Royal will be signing copies of her book “The Conjurer” during Water Festival at McIntosh Book Shop. She will be signing on Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20 and July 26 and 27 in the arcade next to McIntosh Books from 1 to 4 p.m.

McIntosh Book Shop is located on Bay Street next to LuLu Burgess.

• Rebekah Mitchell will be signing copies of her book “The Shadow Of His Wings” on Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at McIntosh Book Shoppe. 843-524-1119.

• Millie West will be signing copies of her books “The Castnet” and “Catherine’s Cross” on Saturday, July 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. at McIntosh Book Shoppe, 917 Bay Street, Beaufort.

 

Fellowship Concert Choir Summer Concert: The Fellowship Concert Choir of Beaufort will present its Annual Summer Concert with traditional and contemporary songs. A Repast will immediately follow the concert, 5 p.m., Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the Horsepond Baptist Church, Hwy. 21, Grays Hill, S.C. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call 843-812-6111.

Basketry Basics and Beyond: A workshop with Kim Keats: For ages 12-Adult at ARTworks, Saturday, August 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Explore basketry basics through the creation of a woven work of art. Kim Keats will provide instruction and materials for a start-to-finish basket or sculpture using imported and harvested materials such as rattan, vine, cedar bark, palm roots and fronds. Participants will learn a variety of basketry techniques. The workshop is great for beginners as well as experienced basket makers. Participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. $55, contact Kim Keats, 843-384-2435 or keatskim@yahoo.com.

Clay on Thursdays begins August 1 at ARTworks with Trevor Foster. The handbuilding session is 10 a.m. to noon, and wheelthrown classes are 1:15 to 3:15 p.m., or 6 to 8 p.m. Glazes and firing are included: $125 plus $25 per 25 lbs. of clay. To register: thealligatorhunter@hotmail.com, 803-707-5961, www.ArtWorksInBeaufort.org.