Arts Notes

• 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.

• 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.

• USCB Festival Series Concert: The Sunday, Dec. 14 program features two works of ethereal beauty by Baroque composers Heinrich Biber and Johann Sebastian Bach. Host and cellist Edward Arron is joined by two other Juilliard trained, internationally acclaimed artists: Violinist Colin Jacobson and violist Nicholas Cords. Both are touring members of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, founding members of the Brooklyn Rider string quartet, and soloists with orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Chicago Symphony. Tickets are available at www.uscb.edu/festivalseries or 843-208-8246. The USCB Center for the Arts on 801 Carteret Street opens at 4 p.m. on the day of the show, and the concert begins at 5 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.

• “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 Saturday, Dec. 20, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 843-524-1119 or go to www.garrity.com.

• Katie McAllister will be singing jazz, blues and Christmas favorites at Low Country Produce Market & Cafe, 302 Carteret Street, Beaufort on Friday, Dec. 19 from 6 to 9 p.m.

• ‘Miracle in Bedford Falls’: The University of South Carolina Beaufort and Beaufort Theatre Company will present a holiday themed production with “Miracle in Bedford Falls” on December 18, 19, and 20 at 7:30 p.m. and on December 21 at 3 p.m. Frank Capra’s 1946 film for Paramount “It’s a Wonderful Life” is given a fresh and creative adaptation with “Miracle in Bedford Falls.” The stage production follows the same story line with the same familiar lines from the screenplay. In the production as found in the screenplay George Bailey, the genial Bedford Falls businessman who, in the depths of despair, discovers with the help of his guardian angel Clarence that his life gives meaning to the lives of those around him. “This show is appropriate for any age and can certainly be enjoyed by a multi-generational audience. It is truly a special opportunity to enjoy an evening with family, on and off stage,” says Debra Charlton the director. Tickets can be ordered online at www.uscbcenterforthearts.com or by calling 843-521-4145. Ticket are adults, $25; Seniors, $20; Students, $15.

• The ARTworks holiday gift gallery will be open until December 23 featuring crafts and small artworks from local artists including hand knit or hand-dyed scarves, art prints, note cards of pen and ink drawings, purses, wall hangings, glass ornaments, ceramic pieces, and scrimshaw style drawings on oyster shells. ARTworks is located at in the Beaufort Town Center shopping center, 2127 Boundary Street, Beaufort, next to OMNI and BiLo.

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