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The Lowcountry Chorale Presents “A Grand Night For Singing”: The Lowcountry Chorale, one of the Beaufort area’s longest-running, mixed-voice community ensembles, will present its fall dessert concert “A Grand Night For Singing” on Friday, November 15 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, November 16 at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 157 Lady’s Island Drive. Under the musical direction of Alan Lathan and accompaniment by Gloria Bockelman, the chorale will be performing a variety of standards ranging from the Gershwins to Johnny Mercer to Rodgers and Hammerstein as well as a number of more recent pop selections sure to provide a delightful and entertaining time for all.  Tickets are available at the door: $10 for adults, $7 for children under 12.  For more information, contact Jim Rowe at 522-9948 or visit the chorale website at  www.lowcountrychorale.com.

Open House and Studios ARTworks:

Music for your ears and style for your soul — that’s what the resident artists at ARTworks offer our cultural landscape. How? Why? See the answers in their open, viewable studios. Hank Herring, Jen & Jeremy Haden, and Deanna Bowdish are settled in to their new creation-spaces, so now it’s time to connect with them: Hank is an artist-educator and craftsman; the Hadens supply music and sound products and services; Deanna is the new curator of ARTworks’ gallery. Talk with them at the Open House on Friday, November 15, 6 to 8 p.m. and you’ll find out even more about their artistic parameters. ARTworks is Beaufort’s community arts center at 2127 Boundary Street in Beaufort Town Center. Call 843-379-2787 and visit www.artworksinbeaufort.org for more information.

 

Felted Ornaments with Laurie Lovell at ARTworks: Saturday, November 16, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Learn techniques: felting wool fleece, blending color, forming images and shapes. 6-8 participants in Laurie’s studio. $40. Register with ARTworks: 843-379-2787; artworksinbeaufort.org, 2127 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC, 29902.

 

ETA3 Encore Performance at Fripp: Fripp Island Friends of Music presents an encore chamber music performance by New York City based ETA3.  ETA3 is a woodwind trio comprising award winning musicians American Flutist- Chelsea Knox, Japanese Pianist- Tomoko Nakayama and Russian Clarinetist- Alexey Gorokholinsky. Sunday, Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. at the Fripp Island Community Center 205 Tarpon Blvd, Fripp Island. 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 a catered event following the performance. Call 843-838-6655 or visit www.islc.net/friendsofmusic.

 

‘The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr.’: The beloved 1964 children’s book series “Flat Stanley,” written by Jeff Brown, has become a pop cultural phenomenon. The Beaufort Children’s Theatre will bring this story to life in its upcoming production of “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr.” on Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 17 at 3 p.m. at the University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts. Tickets are available online at www.uscbcenterforthearts.com where audience members can select specific theater seats ranging from $15-$25 for adults and $10-$15 for children.  Tickets may also be purchased by calling the USCB Center for the Arts Box Office at 843-521-4145. The performance will be at the USCB Center for the Arts at 805 Carteret St.

Sea Glass: an introduction to glass fusing: At ARTworks Thursday, Nov. 14, and Thursday, Nov. 21 with Greg Rawls. Learn how to create a fused glass “Sea Glass” bowl. Sea Glass is a technique developed by Greg Rawls that creates an open weave glass bowl that is reminiscent of sea glass and coral reefs. This is an introductory class on the basics of glass fusing. You will learn how to cut glass and assemble glass into a “Sea Glass” pattern that will be fused into a 10” round bowl that you can take home and use. Glass fusing is the process of using a kiln to join together pieces of glass with heat. Glass will soften at 1000°F and become fluid at 1500°F and fuse together. When the right kind of glass is heated and then cooled properly, the resulting fused glass piece will be solid and unbroken.  All students must wear closed toe shoes! Safety equipment and glass cutting tools will be supplied. This is a one-day, 2 1/2 hour class. Classes are 6:30 to 9 p.m., and tuition includes all materials and kiln time: $75 payable to Gregorie Glass during class. Email greg.rawls@hargray.com to register. Your instructor is Greg Rawls, an accomplished glass artist whose work can be seen in fine art galleries throughout the southeast. He has won awards at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston and won the 2012 Cooper River Bridge Run poster competition with an entry made of glass. He showed “SEA GLASS” and “Quilt of Humanity” at ArtWorks in Beaufort and at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan, finishing in the Top 100 out of 1,500 worldwide submissions. gregorieglass.com.

 

Kim Weitkamp & Tellabration at ARTworks: On Friday, November 22, local youth storytelling troupes join a nationally-touring teller for Tellabration. At 7 p.m., hear the stories and see the antics of local storytelling troupes from the St. Helena Branch Library, Port Royal Elementary School, Lady’s Island Elementary School, and ARTworks After School. They will be joined by Kim Weitkamp, a nationally-touring storyteller renowned for her hilarity and humanity. “Tellabration” is an annual event in which guilds and storytelling enthusiasts all around the globe will share their storytelling talents in concerts held in cities and towns to celebrate the art of storytelling. Locally, ARTworks is nurturing and bringing together our area’s celebrated storytellers and youth storytelling troupes to delight, captivate, and mesmerize audiences with their tales. Tickets are Pay What You Can, at the door only; $5 suggested minimum. Call 379-2787 or visit www.artworksinbeaufort.org for or drop by 2127 Boundary Street in Beaufort Town Center.

 

“Goin’ Down the River” Book Signing at McIntosh Books: 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 Friday, November 29, from Noon to 3 p.m. “Sea Island fish camps are a very old, generational tradition that is part of being raised on these waters,” said Garrity, “It’s a great gift for people who love the Lowcountry.” 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 online, go to www.garrity.com.

Calling all designers: Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse (CODA) is offering a $100 prize for a T-shirt design for their 2014 Race4Love 5K Run/Walk. There is no entry fee and the contest will run through December 1. Guidelines and an entry form are available at http://race4love.com/contest/, and updates and other contests related to the race will be announced on Twitter at http://twitter.com/codarace4love. The 2014 Race4Love marks the third year CODA has held a walk/run event to promote awareness and benefit child and adult survivors of domestic violence, starting with the 2012 Tate/Coursen Memorial Walk/Run in honor of two deputies killed while responding to a domestic violence call.