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• “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.