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The Indie Film Corner: USCB Center for the Arts will be showing the 2014 Oscar-nominated short animated films on Monday, February 3 at 7 p.m. Animated shorts up for Oscar nominations include: “Get a Horse!” (Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim, English, 6 min.) Mickey Mouse and his friends are enjoying a wagon ride until Peg-Leg Pete shows up with plans to ruin their day. “Mr. Hublot” (Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares, Non-dialogue, 12 min.) is about the eccentric, isolated Mr. Hublot who finds his carefully ordered world disrupted by the arrival of Robot Pet. “Feral” (Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden, 12 min.) is about a wild boy who has grown up in the woods and is found by a hunter and returned to civilization. “Possessions” (Shuhei Morita, 14 min.) tells about a man seeking shelter from a storm in a dilapidated shrine who encounters a series of household objects inhabited by goblin spirits. “Room on the Broom” (Max Land and Jan Lachauer, in English, 26 min.) is about a genial witch and her cat joined on their broom by several friends as they set off on an adventure. USCB Center for the Arts is located at 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort. Tickets for adults are $7, seniors $6, students $5. Call USCB Center for the Arts box office at 843-521-4145 or purchase day of performance. Box office opens one hour prior to show time.

Beaufort International Film Festival: Tickets are available now for the 8th annual Beaufort International Film Festival scheduled February 12 -16. Purchase tickets online at www.beaufortfilmfestival.com or at the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, 713 Craven St., Beaufort or at the Beaufort Film Society office located at 708 Carteret St., Beaufort.  The full schedule of events and screening times are also located on the website. Ron Tucker, president of the Beaufort Film Society, said nearly 8,000 people participated in last year’s festival and he expects as many this year. “We will present 28 screenings to include feature films, shorts, documentaries, animated films and student productions. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the film Forrest Gump. We have many special events planned to pay tribute to the film to include a special screening of the film on Friday evening, February 14, at 7 p.m.”

The Opening Night Reception takes place on Wednesday, February 12 at Old Bay Marketplace in Beaufort. The awards ceremony is Saturday, February 15 at USCB Center for the Arts.

Winthrop Choirs to perform in Beaufort: The Winthrop University Chorale and Chamber Singers will perform a free concert at the Parish Church of St. Helena’s at 505 Church St., Beaufort, on Monday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m. Also featured will be Beaufort High School’s Voices under the direction of choral director Jordan Norris.  This choir has earned numerous awards in festival competitions and will feature music by Gawthrop, Hogan, and Aguiar.

‘Artscapade’ Fundraiser: “Artscapade,” an evening of art auctions, wine tastings, fun and friendship, will raise money to be shared with public school teachers across northern Beaufort County. The Northern Beaufort County Public Education Foundation’s event will be held Thursday, Feb. 20 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center on Boundary Street.  “We have an amazing selection of artwork for sale, including works by regional artists and by our Beaufort County students,” said Laura Eggers, vice-chair of the foundation. “The money we raise helps support grants to teachers in public and charter schools across northern Beaufort County.” Admission is $20 per person and includes wine tastings provided by Southern Wine & Spirits and Bills Liquors and Fine Wines. For more information, visit www.beaufortteacherfund.com.

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