What To Do the week of October 29th-November 4th

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BA entertains with The Canterville Ghost play

Beaufort Academy will be performing The Canterville Ghost in the Beaufort Academy Gym on Thursday evening, October 29 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call (843) 524-3393 for more information.

Downtown Beaufort hosts trick-or-treaters

Trick or Treating in Downtown Beaufort is from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, October 29. Trick or Treaters ages 0-12 are invited to don their Halloween costumes and bring their treat bags. Kids can visit more than 65 stores and businesses for treats.

USCB presents Fine Art Faculty Exhibition

The Studio Art Program and the Department of Fine Arts at the University of South Carolina Beaufort will present the 2015 Annual Fine Art Faculty Exhibition at the Sea Islands Center Gallery on the university’s Historic Beaufort campus. The exhibition will feature a variety of media produced by faculty members Joanna Angell, Brian Glaze, Andrew Indelicato, Kim Keats, Matthew King and Topher Maraffi. The show will open with a public reception Oct. 30, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The artwork will be on display through Nov. 15. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Friday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or by appointment.

Fall festival to be held at local school

This Friday, October 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. join us at Mossy Oaks Elementary School for a festival of fun! We’ll have a live DJ with the biggest ever cake walk, choir and dance team performances, games, prizes, corn hole, tattoos, a costume contest, popcorn, hot chocolate and donuts, food carts and more! We hope to see you there! Tickets for festivities and food can be purchased at the entrance of MOES loop for $.25 cents each! A fun time for the entire family!

Beaufort High presents Halloween show

Beaufort High School Theater and Dance Departments presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow for one show only — Halloween matinee only — on October 31, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at the BHS Performing Arts Center. General Admission is $5 and if you are wearing a costume, only $3.

Register to attend Pat Conroy’s birthday party

Pat Conroy is turning 70 and the Beaufort History Museum is preparing to celebrate the milestone with a festive birthday party on Saturday evening, October 31, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the courtyard at the Arsenal. The event will feature live music, a delicious Lowcountry feast with beer and wine and, of course, birthday cake. “Pat Conroy is a local literary treasure who has eloquently expressed his love for his hometown and the Lowcountry in his critically acclaimed novels and memoirs,” said Katherine Lang, a Board member who was instrumental in bringing the party to the Museum. The event is open to the public but space is limited and those wishing to attend are advised to register early. Tickets, priced at $30 for Museum members and $35 for non-members, are on sale now at www.beauforthistorymuseum.com.

“What the Heck Is It” program offers new date

Bring your artifacts for identification by renowned SC archaeologists, Dr. Jon Leader and Dr. Eric Poplin on November 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Beaufort Chapter, Archaeological Society of South Carolina. Meet in the Beaufort District Collection Room, 2nd floor Gallery, at the main Library branch at 311 Scott Street, Beaufort. Contact Ashley Sylva at 843-255-6468 or asylva@bcgov.net for more information.

Lulu Burgess puts on holiday open house to benefit CAPA

Lulu Burgess, in downtown Beaufort at Old Bay Marketplace, 917 Bay Street, will be hosting a holiday open house to benefit CAPA’s (Child Abuse Prevention Assoc.) Open Arms Shelter on Thursday, Nov. 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Items to bring are: any Walmart or K-mart gift cards or pre-paid credit cards or a check made out to “CAPA” for any amount you wish to donate which will allow CAPA to buy clothes for the children. In addition, there will be a WISH TREE with tags of Christmas wishes from children in need in Beaufort County. There will be gifts for all who donate, plus refreshments and giveaways.

St. Helena’s Parish Bazaar goes to the Faire

What better way to celebrate autumn than to drop by a family-friendly street faire and bazaar? St. Helena’s Parish Church in downtown Beaufort invites you to join in all the fun on Saturday, Nov. 7th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 507 Newcastle Street.

Jenifer Lugar, co-leader of the planning committee shared, “The streets around the parish will go back in time…to when the Church was the center of community life. We’re closing off the streets around the Parish Hall to create an Olde English Street Faire with outdoor activities and booths including: Kingdom Kids: Children’s Games & Crafts, Food Court & Courtyard Café, Parish Ministry Info Booths, Organ Demos & Outdoor Music, Church & Graveyard Tours.”

The traditional Parish Bazaar, which is held in the Parish Hall, will still have all of the favorites… the Silent Auction, Bargain Box, Jewelry, Boutique, Christmas Crafts, Church Mice, Linens and Plants. There will also be a Parish Raffle, and don’t miss the new Fine Arts “Expressions” Gallery that will showcase individual parishioners’ works. Contact Stellena Mumma at the church office 843-522-1712 for more information or  visit www.sthelenas1712.org.

Rotary Club presents Annual Oyster Roast

Don’t miss this one. Saturday, November 7st at 6:00 p.m. at Live Oaks Park on Paris Ave in Port Royal. The cost is $30/person (all you can eat & drink). Children under 10 are free. The Oyster Roast includes a silent and live auction, music, hot dogs, chili, door prizes, soda, beer and wine, plus all the oysters you can eat! Experience one of the best oyster roasts in Beaufort with live entertainment and feel good about raising money to benefit charities throughout the Lowcountry. For additional information call Alan Beach 843-521-7088 or email him at alan01@embarqmail.org.

Sea Island Fly Fishers to hold casting clinic

The Sea Island Fly Fishers meeting on November 14th will be a casting clinic. The clinic is open to the public and is free of charge. It will be held beginning at ten o’clock, on the athletic field behind St. Peter Catholic Church, 70 Lady’s Island Dr. Beaufort. Expert fly casting instructors will be on hand to help with beginners or more experienced fishermen. Bring your fly rod or use our loaner equipment. Prizes will be awarded for winners. Lunch will be offered following the clinic for $10 a person. BBQ plus all the trimmings will be featured. Call Jack Baggette at 843-441-4023 with questions, or www.seaislandflyfishers.com.

Upcoming library events 

To be held at the Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott St., Beaufort.
Event: Color Me Happy: Adult Coloring Club
Date: : Tuesdays (now through December 2015) from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Description: Studies have proven that coloring is a relaxing activity, even for adults. Treat yourself to some free time to color, listen to relaxing music, eat snacks and socialize. We’ll supply the coloring sheets and colored pencils. This free event is for ages 16 and up. Please contact Stacey Inman at sinman@bcgov.net for more information.

All Branches and Departments of the Beaufort County Library system will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th for Veterans Day. For information on any of the programs, visit beaufortcountylibrary.org or call (843) 255-6456.