• Putting Your life on the Lines: Memoir Writing: Your life story doesn’t have to have been overly dramatic in order to write a memoir or pieces of memoir. In this class, you’ll recount and record those tales you’ve been telling your family, children and grandkids for years. Whether you write about a specific experience or cover a number of years’ worth, you’ll learn the skills necessary to organize and craft a written legacy. Using a method of writing practice developed by workshop guru Natalie Goldberg in her classic, “Writing Down the Bones,” we’ll do timed writings in class and polish them at home. By its nature, memoir is an intimate genre, and memoir students tend to “bond” in class. Instructor Katherine Tandy Brown has been a freelance writer for years and is a certified writing coach. The class will be at TCL, Mondays 6 to 8 p.m., September 15 until October 20, $120. To register, call 843-525-8205 or www.tcl.edu/continuing-ed/life.
• Pavement & Sand Exhibit at BAA:
Ordinary images of everyday life cause Beaufort Art Association’s featured artist Patricia Walsh to grab her brush, oils and canvas and start painting. Simple reflections on wet sand, backlit sunlight highlighting a person crossing the street, children playing at the beach, all fill Patricia with delight. Her desire to tell these imagined stories in visual form led her to Boston University’s School of Fine Arts in the early 1970s. Following completion of a Bachelor’s of Fine Art in painting, she remained involved in creative pursuits working as a designer and commercial artist until she began a career in law enforcement. In 2012, Patricia moved from New England to South Carolina and currently resides on St. Helena Island. The exhibit of Patricia Walsh’s art begins Monday, Sept. 15 and continues through October 25. There will be an opening reception at the BAA gallery on Bay Street Friday, Sept. 19.
• Palmetto Bronze Handbell Ensemble:
Palmetto Bronze, an auditioned community handbell ensemble, will hold a free concert on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 4 p.m. at The Baptist Church of Beaufort, 600 Charles Street, Beaufort. With ringers from various walks of life from all over the Lowcountry, they all share the love of handbells and communicating that love to others through a wide variety of challenging music. They work together to bring the art of handbell ringing into the public eye as a respected musical medium through concerts and education.
Palmetto Bronze rehearses weekly at Summerville Baptist Church. They play concerts all over the Lowcountry during the year, including the 2014 South Carolina Music Educators Association Convention in North Charleston, Piccolo Spoleto and the North Charleston Arts Festival. Keep up with Palmetto Bronze on Facebook and the website www.palmettobronze.com. Palmetto Bronze is under the direction of Marcia J. Brantley who holds a BM degree from Furman University and has taught handbells for 30 years. The September concert will include: Mozart’s “Overture from the Marriage of Figaro”, “America the Beautiful”, “Scarborough Fair”, “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, Leroy Andersen’s “Typewriter”, and several original handbell compositions. In addition, they will play a medley of songs from Walt Disney’s “Frozen” — Let it Go; Do You Want to Build a Snowman?; In Summer; Love is an Open Door; and For the First Time in Forever.
• Beaufort Belles Barbershop Chorus Open House: All ladies who love to sing a cappella are invited to an open house on Monday, September 29 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Drive, Lady’s Island. Enjoy the music, friendship and light refreshments. Please call 838-2438 for more information.