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 Curve) 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. Randy will read from his book at about 6:15 p.m. and books will be available for him to sign.
Beaufort native to sign latest book at Red Piano Too Art Gallery: Valerie Sayers is scheduled to do a book signing and talk on her latest book “The Powers” at the Red Piano Too Art Gallery on Sunday October 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. Valerie Sayers, born 1952, is an American writer and the author of six novels: “The Powers” (2013), “Brain Fever” (1996), “The Distance Between Us” (1994), “Who Do You Love” (1991), “How I Got Him Back, or, Under the Cold Moon’s Shine” (1989), and “Due East” (1987). “Brain Fever” and “Who Do You Love” were named New York Times “Notable Books of the Year” and the 2002 film “Due East” is based on her first two novels. Sayers was born and raised in Beaufort, and educated at Fordham and Columbia; she lived in New York for many years. Red Piano Too Art Gallery owner, Mary Inabinett Mack, said: “This promises to be an exciting afternoon as a host of Beaufort High School Alumni have been calling to get particulars on the event … sounds like they want this to be a class reunion.” The book signing is free and open to the public; refreshments will be prepared by Chef John Jenkins. Red Piano Too Art Gallery is located at 870 Sea Island Parkway, St Helena Island, SC 29920. For more information call 843-838-2241 or e-mail Redpianotoo@islc.net.
Two authors signing books at McIntosh: Cassandra King (author of “Moonrise”) and Maggie Schein (author of “Los Cantos”) will be signing copies of their books on Friday, October 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. at McIntosh Book Shoppe on Bay Street. Call 842-524-1119.
Children’s art education classes: ARTworks is expanding its children’s education classes and introducing Alana Adams to families interested in creativity skills and arts curriculums and the guidance of an experienced and accredited artist- educator.
• 9:30 a.m. Doodlebugs: Art Adventures for Preschoolers with Alana Adams, on Tuesdays starting Tuesday, October. 22. Students ages 2-5 will bring their favorite “grown-up” and explore their inner artist! During these engaging art lessons they will work on color and shape recognition and practice fine motor skills while learning about art from around the world. Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12. Tuition is $65.
• 10:45 a.m. Homeschool Art with Alana Adams on Tuesdays, starting October 22. During these discipline-based visual arts classes, students in grades 1-5 will explore a variety of methods and mediums while learning the SC Visual Arts Curriculum Standards. Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12. For ages 5-11. Tuition is $65. Register with ARTworks: 379-2787, artworksinbeaufort.org. Located at 2127 Boundary Street.