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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.

 

Habersham Marketplace Hosts First Friday: The Habersham Marketplace will host its monthly First Friday Event, August 2, featuring live music. Stroll the streets of the Habersham Marketplace, visit with friends, and shop local vendors in the Habersham Street Fair. Sponsored by 94.5 The Coast and Butler Chrysler Dodge Jeep, First Friday will be held from 5-8:30 p.m. and will also feature live music by tropical band The Island Duo, along with specialty art, craft and food vendors. From 5 to 7 p.m.: Street Fair, featuring various local food and drink vendors. 5:30- 8:30 p.m.: Monthly Concert Series – The Island Duo, Island Calypso and Reggae music featuring the unique sound of steel drums. Make a night of it and enjoy dinner at Piace Pizza, or Berto’s Tex Mex Grill. Or the romantic atmosphere and gourmet fare at Maggie’s Pub is perfect for a special evening out.

 

Book Signings at McIntosh Book Shoppe: • 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 July 26 and 27 in the arcade next to McIntosh Books from 1 to 4 p.m.

• 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.

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.