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.

• An Evening with Pat Conroy’s Story River Books: USCB Center for the Arts in partnership with the University of South Carolina Press presents an evening with best-selling author and Story River Books editor-at-large Pat Conroy on Monday, December 8 at 6 p.m. with Beaufort writers John Warley (“A Southern Girl”), Bernie Schein (“Famous all over Town”), and Maggie Schein (“Lost Cantos of the Ouroboros Caves: Expanded & Illustrated Edition”) and artist Jonathan Hannah.

• 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.

• Maggy Norden and Bill Zimmer will be sharing some new memories at the Spaghetti Club on Thursday, Dec. 4.  The first show is at 6 p.m. and second show is at 8 p.m. Call 466-3663 for reservations.

• Writer’s Workshop: Do you want to write a book? Have you written a book yet to be published? Have you written and published a book and have not received the results you expected? On Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., join other authors for a workshop by Robin Devonish Scott aka “The Self Publishing Maven” at Gilligans Restaurant, 2601 Boundary St., Beaufort, SC, 29920. Learn how to release, write and publish your book along with information about how you can take your book and/or idea to the next level. Materials will be provided and light refreshments served. Space is limited, so register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-writers-workshop-tickets-13613407067.

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