Arts Notes

• A Gullah Kinfolk Christmas Wish: A full stage musical chronicling the Gullah story from Africa to America will be live at the USCB Center for the Arts, 805 Carteret Street, on Friday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. Local artists will be featured and Gullah food will be served. Tickets are $30 in advance; $35 at the door; and $10 for ages 7-17. For tickets and details, contact the Black Chamber of Commerce at 843-986-1102, www.bcbcc.org.

• Holiday at the Pops: The Beaufort Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Frederick Devyatkin will weave musical magic with traditional and contemporary “pops” arrangements of some of the season’s most popular tunes with “Holiday at the Pops” on stage Thursday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. or Sunday, Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. at Sea Island Presbyterian Church on Lady’s Island. Tickets are $37.50 at the door; student tickets are $5. Visit www.beaufortrochestra.org or order online at TIX.com or call 1-800-595-4849.

• Christmas Party at the Charles Street Gallery in Beaufort: Put a star on your tree and celebrate new art on Friday, December 12, 5:30 to 9 p.m. at The Charles Street Gallery. They are honoring their artists, Joan Templer, Jim Rothnie, Carol Henry, Lynn Brown, Sharon DeAlexandris, Cabell Heyward, Priscilla Merrick Coleman, Gary Geboy, Alexandra Sharma, Sue Munson, Betsy Chaffin, Robert Steinmetz, Sharon Hardy, Cynthia Zeiss, Sharon Fooshee, and Jorg Schmeisser. Call 843-521-9054, visit online at www.thecharlesstreetgallery.com or in person at 914 Charles Street, Beaufort.

• Holiday Vendor Craft Fair: The Beautification Committee is responsible for the stewardship and improvements of the The Green, which was listed in the National Register of Historic Places for Beaufort on October 6, 1988. The Craft Fair will be held December 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, a.k.a. “The Green,” is located on the corner of U.S. 21 and M.L.K. Jr. Drive on St. Helena Island, SC. Craft fair visitors can expect to find vendors and artisans of quilts, crochet and knitted pieces, jewelry, holiday cards, soaps and more. There will also be music and food vendors. Contact Ethel Sumpter at 843-838-2982 or email mlkparkcommittee@gmail.com.

• Fellowship Concert Choir Annual Christmas Concert: Fellowship Concert Choir will present its annual Christmas Concert with familiar Christmas spirituals with a new twist and some other surprises at Springhill AME Church, 10 Paige Point Road, Sheldon, on Friday, December 12 at 7 p.m.

• Sing and Ring Noel: Join a community musical celebration of the season that will feature the Covenant Choir, the Steeple Sounds Handbell Choir, youth and children’s bell choirs, keyboardists, and Community Carol Singing on December 14 at 3 p.m. at The Baptist Church of Beaufort, 600 Charles St. Contact Melanie Williams, mwilliams@bcob.org or 843-252-4104.

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