Holiday events

Extravaganza supports Habitat for Humanity
Holiday Extravaganza to support Habitat for Humanity will be Friday, November 30, from 4-7 p.m. with the Newcastle Square Merchants in Beaufort. Live broadcast by 94.5 The Coast, and a $5 donation to Habitat for Humanity for an organic wine tasting presented by Ben Arnold at Herban
Marketplace. For  more  information, call Herban Marketplace at 379-5550.

ABLE Foundation Christmas ornaments for sale
ABLE Foundation, the Disabilities Foundation for Beaufort County, wants to remind everyone that their annual ornament can be found in stores now.  The 2012 ornament features a Heron and is the fourth in a commemorative series depicting favorite Lowcountry scenes. The ornament, which can also be used as a medallion, was created locally and was commissioned from Buf’s in Beaufort. All proceeds go to support Camp Treasure Chest, a summer camp put on by the ABLE Foundation for children with special needs.
Ornaments are available at:
• Smiles by Wyles Dentistry, 134 Lady’s Island Drive, Lady’s Island
• Budget Print, 510 Carteret Street
• Sea Eagle Market, 2242 Boundary Street
• Green Herring Gallery, 1001 Bay Street
• Harbor Island Beach and Raquet Club, Harbor Island
• New Image Salon, 1615 Paris Ave., Port Royal
• Offices of Disabilities and Special Needs Dept, 100 Clear Water Way, Beaufort.

Musical theater: Gullah Kinfolk Christmas Wish
The full-stage, original musical, Gullah Kinfolk Christmas Wish, is intended for people of all ages and races who want to catch the holiday spirit and will be presented Friday, December 7 at 7 p.m. at the University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Center For the Arts. The production stars Aunt Pearlie Sue, nationally acclaimed storyteller, and her Gullah Kinfolk, a professional singing cast of 20 members, who bring history alive on stage. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Admission is $10 for those aged 7 to 17. For more information, contact the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce at 843-986-1102 or www.bcbcc.org.

Annual Night on the Town and Light up the Night
Main Street Beaufort, USA proudly presents the 27th Annual A Night on the Town. This opening of the Christmas and holiday shopping season takes place on Friday evening, Dec. 7, beginning at 6 p.m., and ending at about 9 p.m. A long standing tradition of the community, A Night on the Town is a mix of traditional and the contemporary. Shops will stay open late. The evening also includes the city of Beaufort’s Tree Lighting Ceremony, entertainment by the Parris Island Marine Corps Band and a visit from Santa.
Join Main Street Beaufort, USA and the Beaufort Sail and Power Squadron Saturday, Dec. 8, at 5:30 p.m. for the Light Up the Night boat parade on the Beaufort River. Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park provides the best view of the parade. The traditional Beaufort Christmas Parade will be Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. through the streets of downtown Beaufort.
For more information, contact 843-525-6644 or email info@downtownbeaufort.com.

A Not So Silent Night Christmas at the Shed
Because storytelling is a gift, on Thursday, December 6, the Uncalled For Trio will be back in Port Royal with their 2012 “A Not So Silent Night Christmas” storytelling tour. Storytellers Bill Lepp, Kim Weitkamp, and Andy Irwin will share new stories and songs, and all the ho-ho-ho hilarity you can stand.
All is chuckles, all is bright, and all the tickets are at the door only: $8 for adults and $4 for student (to 21) and children. 7:30 p.m at The Shed on Paris Avenue in Old Village Port Royal. Sponsored by the Town of Port Royal and produced by ARTworks,www.ArtWorksInBeaufort.org.

ARTworks presents a Christmas Caberet
Snap your fingers, sing along and reminisce on Friday, December 7 in Beaufort Town Center.
Jingle bells~ it’s a cabaret of your favorite Christmas Classics, as well as seasonal gems from Gospel, Blues, Jazz, Broadway and Country too! On Friday, December 7 at 8 p.m., enjoy all these wintertime favorites, sung by three excellent soloists, with some really cool, sweet harmonies. There will be an audience sing along, as well as trivia.
Holiday singers include: Terry Herron, Jenny Zmarzly, Priscilla Williams and Eric Jones, well known throughout the Lowcountry as the premier jazz pianist.
Tickets are $17 per person, $12 for students, $7 for children and $12 for groups of 10 or more: 843-379-2787 or at the door.

Lowcountry Chorale presents winter concert
Stop by St. John’s Lutheran Church on Lady’s Island any autumn or spring Tuesday evening and you will quickly come to appreciate the lyrical offerings of the Lowcountry Chorale. One has to listen for only a short time to gain an appreciation for the musicianship displayed.
In 2007, St. John’s Lutheran Church opened its doors to the chorale and became its adopted location for rehearsals and performances.
On Friday, November 30 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, December 1 at 3 p.m., the chorale will present a program of seasonal selections in a concert called, “Songs For Long Winter Nights.”  Tickets for the performances at St. John’s Lutheran Church are $10 for adults, $7 for children under 12 and may be obtained by calling 522-9948 or may be purchased at the door.

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