• 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.
Art exhibit at Penn Center: Sam Doyle Night on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Penn Center on St. Helena Island. View Sam Doyle’s collection and student art show and sale. Tickets are $25. Call 843-838-2432 or visit penncenter.com.
Mustard’s Retreat on Fripp Island: Fripp Island Friends of Music presents a long awaited performance by widely acclaimed singer-songwriters Mustard’s Retreat. While both Michael Hough and David Tamelevich are grounded in the early traditional 60s folk music boom, they also were influenced by the songwriters of that time, and their shows represent an eclectic blend of music, old and new, with a big dash of storytelling. Sunday, October 20 at 5 p.m. at the Fripp Island Community Center 205 Tarpon Blvd. Fripp Island SC 29920. Tickets at the door: Adults $25 per person/$10 for students. All attendees receive an entry pass at the Fripp Gate and are invited to join the artists at an included catered event following the performance. Information 843-838-6655.
Book signing at Magnolia Cafe: Attend a party to celebrate the publication of “Why Cows Need Names And More Secrets Of Amish Farms.” The party will take place on Thursday, October 17 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Magnolia Bakery and Cafe, 703 Congress St (at Carteret St. and Bellamy Curves, across from the USCB Center for the Arts) in Beaufort. This is the second creative non-fiction book by Randy James, published by Kent State University Press. “Why Cows Need Names” follows one young Amish family for five years as they dream and then struggle to establish a profitable, quintessentially American small farm. Also throughout the book Randy interweaves commentary on our complex relationships with animals and the stark differences in the way animals are treated and valued on huge farms versus small family farms. Randy will read from his book at about 6:15 p.m. and books will be available for him to sign.
Africa Yoga Project fundraiser: Last September, Dancing Dogs Yoga hosted Yoga Aid for Africa Yoga Project in Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. The event raised more than $14,000 that day for Africa Yoga Project. Two of the teachers who were helped during that fundraiser are coming to teach yoga in our studios. Walter Mugwe and Catherine Njeri are both certified baptiste yoga teachers. There will be a fundraiser in Beaufort on Thursday, October 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Friday, October 4 in Bluffton, 6 to 9 p.m. Walter and Catherine will also be available for private lessons. The goal will be to raise substantial funds to respond to the September 21 attack in Kenya. The Africa Yoga Project will offer psychosocial services for those affected through their free yoga outreach classes. The group will also share an embodied experience of the mission of empowering change and hope through yoga. For more information, contact Shelley Lowther at 843-694-1599 or visit www.dancingdogsyoga.com.
An Evening with President Theodore Roosevelt: A benefit presentation for the South Carolina Olympia Committee Project to bring the USS Olympia to Port Royal will be held Thursday, October 10, 6:30 p.m. in Beaufort High School Auditorium. The presentation is by Joe Wiegand, regarded as the nation’s premiere reprisor of Theodore Roosevelt; his fifty-state tour celebrating Roosevelt’s sesquicentennial birthday included a performance at the White House.
Pat Conroy at USCB: The Center for the Arts at the University of South Carolina Beaufort will present “An Evening with Pat Conroy,” Saturday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. The event is a kickoff fundraiser to launch a capital improvement campaign for renovations at the center. It will also commemorate the advance release of Conroy’s latest memoir, “The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and his Son.”