• Benny Goodman tribute concert at USCB: Hailed by The New York Times as “Goodman straight up with a twist of lightning,” New York City jazz clarinetist and Benny Goodman alumnus Ken Peplowski is featured with the highly acclaimed Capitol Center Jazz Orchestra to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Benny Goodman’s historical 1938 jazz concert at New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall. This incredible evening with today’s premier jazz clarinetist will feature numerous classics from Goodman’s historic 1938 performance. The concert will be at USCB Center for the Arts on Friday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m. For concert and ticket information, contact Tammy Gates at 843-521-4145 or go online at uscbcenterforthearts.com.
• Writing Classes at TCL:
Putting Your Life on the Lines: Memoir Writing: Your life story doesn’t have to have been overly dramatic in order to write a memoir. And in this class, you’ll recount and record those tales you’ve been telling your family, children and grand-kids for years. Whether you choose to write about a specific experience or cover a number of years’ worth, you’ll learn the skills necessary to organize and craft a written legacy for yourself, your family and/or publication. October 1 through November 5, Tuesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., TCL Beaufort Campus. $110.
Travel Right … Travel Write!: How would you like to manifest trips to exotic destinations on someone else’s nickel, or to travel on your own and earn back your expenses, just by writing a story about your experience? Freelance travel writers do both, and this class shows you how. Both classes are taught by Katherine Tandy Brown, a successful freelance writer. The class will be October 14 through November 18, Mondays, 6 to 8 p.m. at the TCL Beaufort Campus, $79. Register for these and other writing classes at www.tcl.edu/continuing-ed/life or call 843-525-8205.
• ABLE Foundation ornaments for sale: ABLE Foundation, the Disabilities Foundation for Beaufort County, released its annual ornament. It is the fourth in a commemorative series featuring favorite Lowcountry scenes. The 2013 ornament features a dolphin and can also be used as a medallion. The annual ornaments have been a traditional fundraiser for the ABLE Foundation, a nonprofit group that supports services and programs assisting individuals with special needs.
ABLE’s efforts in the recent past and this year have been to fund Camp Treasure Chest, a summer camp for children with special needs. All proceeds from the sale of ornaments go to support Camp Treasure Chest.
Ornaments are available at:
• Smiles by Wyles Dentistry, 134 Lady’s Island Drive, Lady’s Island
• Budget Print, 510 Carteret Street, Beaufort
• Harbor Island Beach and Racquet Club, Harbor Island
• New Image Salon, 1615 Paris Ave., Port Royal
• Halo Salon, 184 Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island
• Herban Marketplace, 1211 Newcastle Street, Beaufort
• Offices of Disabilities and Special Needs, 100 Clear Water Way, Beaufort. Contact 843-255-6300.
• Beaufort Symphony Orchestra: The Beaufort Symphony Orchestra will open the 2013-2014 Season on October 10 at USCB Center for the Arts with “The Last Word” about two powerful composers, Franz Joseph Haydn and Antonin Dvorak. Written some 100 years apart, their last symphonies are among the most celebrated. Haydn’s Symphony No. 104, popularly known as “The London Symphony,” was composed in Vienna in 1795. Dvorak’s Symphony No.9, known as “The New World Symphony,” was composed in 1893 while he was living in America.
With two blockbuster symphonies like these to usher in the new season, anticipate a packed house at both performances, Thursday, October 10, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, October 13, at 3 p.m. All tickets are $37.50 and available one hour prior to curtain at USCB Center for the Arts at 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort, or call and reserve your seats at 1-800-595-4849 or www.beaufortorchestra.com.