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Christian Women’s Connection has meeting

The Beaufort Christian Women’s Connection will hold their meeting on Thursday, December 13 at the Hilton Gardens Inn at 2015 Boundary Street at 11:30 a.m. The guest musician is Whitney McDaniels and guest speaker is Peggy Hunt whose theme is “How to get along with a Fake Christmas Tree.”  Come join us to sing joy into Christmas.  Luncheon and program is $13.

Sportfishing & diving club to have December meeting

The Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club’s December meeting will be held Thursday, December 13 at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Lady’s Island, off Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Al Stokes, General Manager of the Waddell Mariculture Center, will be the guest speaker. For additional information, contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2020.

Beaufort History Museum to host fish camps exhibit

Janet Garrity’s book “Goin’ Down the River, Fish Camps of the Sea Islands” can be seen up close and personal at a new exhibition that opens at the Beaufort History Museum. The exhibit’s opening night reception will be Thursday, December 13, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Beaufort’s City Hall. For reservations to the reception, send a check for $25 or $20 per person for members.

For information, call 843-470-1110 or www.garrity.com.

TCL to honor nursing program graduates

The Technical College of the Lowcountry will hold its nursing recognition and pinning ceremony this Thursday, December 13 at 1 p.m. in the MacLean Hall Auditorium, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. Approximately 21 associate degree in nursing program graduates will be recognized. For more information about the TCL health sciences programs, please visit www.tcl.edu/health or call 843.525.8267.

Beaufort High presents winter dance concert

The Beaufort High School Fine Arts Department presents their Annual Winter Dance Concert on Thursday, Dec. 13 and Friday, December 14 at 7 p.m. in The Arts Center at BHS.  The concert theme is “Traditions – Celebrating 20 years of Dance at BHS.” Choreography in the show includes several dances created over the past 20 years as well as new choreography by the students.  Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students.  Children 5 and under will be admitted free.

For more information, contact Teresa Baker, BHS Dance Director, at 843-322-2153.

DAR to hold annual tea ‘Christmas is Coming’

The Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold their annual “Christmas is Coming” Tea at the home of Mrs. Andrew Beall at 26 Carrier Bluff in Oldfield, Okatie at 3 p.m. on Thursday, December 13. In addition to enjoying refreshments, the members will prepare Christmas Cards to be forwarded to Victory House, a retirement facility for veterans in Walterboro. Call Regent Charlene Shufelt at 525-0158 for more information.

ARTworks: Meet sculptor & ‘Tall Tales from Wales’

This Friday, December 14, 6-8 p.m. meet sculptor Stephen Kishel in a garden of abstract mobiles, floor and wall pieces and stay for the 8 p.m. “Tall Tales from Wales” performance Sculptor Stephen Kishel creates contemporary works in metal that move, with lines that float and flow. His show at ARTworks in Beaufort is an exciting look at form that dramatically, and colorfully, stands, hangs, and reaches. Kishel’s work has been installed in city parks, commissioned by restaurants, and collected in private homes nationally.

“Tall Tales from Wales” or “How Welsh are You?” is presented by Peter Townes of Blue Wall Group at ARTworks. On Friday, Dec. 14, and Saturday, Dec. 15, at 8 p.m., enjoy an evening of Welshness, explore who they are, and what they think they’re up to, including: the difference between the Welsh and the Irish, Scots, Picts and the English; A quick genealogy workshop exploring your own Welsh ancestry; The Welsh Discovery of America — the history of Madoc and his legendary followers, who discovered and settled America in 1150; Arthur who? The most famous Welshman of all … and finally, Dylan Thomas’s “A Child’s Christmas In Wales.” For tickets, call 843-379-2787 or visit www.artworksinbeaufort.org: $17 per person, $12 for students, $7 for children; $12 for groups of 10 or more. ARTworks is at 2127 Boundary Street in Beaufort Town Center.

St. Helena Library potluck to celebrate Gullah culture

Night pun deseyuh iland: A Gullah Night On the Town: This event is a holiday potluck with festivities to celebrate Gullah culture.  All library patrons who visit the library through Dec. 14 can enter their name in for a gift basket drawing. The library will close for business and participants are invited to join the staff in the Community Meeting Room to meet a special Holiday Guest who will read “Gullah Night Before Christmas” by Virginia Geraty and the community can share in a potluck feast.  Sign up is not required but would be appreciated to inform which side dish a participant may bring. This event is sponsored by the Beaufort Friends of the Library and the Red Piano Too Art Gallery. Open to all patrons, children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. The free event will be held Friday, December 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the St. Helena Branch Library Community Meeting Room, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island, SC 29935. Contact: 843-255-6540, or email Maria Benac, Branch Manager at mbenac@bcgov.net or visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Watch ‘A Christmas Story’ under the stars

“A Christmas Story” Movie Event Under The Stars will play outside on the big screen  to benefit Family Promise of Beaufort County, a local charity that provides housing and shelter for homeless families. The gate will be open at 5 p.m., the show starts at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 14. The movie will be shown at Palmetto Bluff, 1 Village Park Square, Bluffton, SC, 29910. Price of event is $ 20 per car. For more information, visit www.palmettobluff.com or call 866 316 5262.

Lulu Burgess welcomes well-known silhouettist

Silhouettes by nationally known artist Clay Rice, grandson of Carew Rice, “America’s Greatest Silhouettist,” will be at Lulu Burgess on Saturday, December 15. Silhouettes are the perfect Christmas gift! Lulu Burgess is at 917 Bay Street, Beaufort. Call 843-524-5858 for an appointment. Silhouettes are $42 per person for two copies.

Join Fripp Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count

Join wildlife enthusiasts from Fripp, Harbor, Hunting, Lady’s and St. Helena islands on Saturday, Dec. 15. North America & the world! Dec. 15. All bird and nature lovers from across the nation, at any level of expertise, are welcome and needed as observers in the field or as feeder-watchers in local backyards. Newcomers to birding will be paired with old hands on field teams. Even if you can’t get out, count birds at feeders in your own backyard. For times, team assignments and locations, contact Dick Work, 843-271-3351, or online at www.islc.net/audubon.

TLC Ministries to hold charity BBQ fundraiser

TLC Ministries will hold a charity fundraiser Christmas barbecue on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Beaufort Plaza, next to Staples. Sirloin steak is $10 per plate, and there will be many door prize giveaways. For more information, call 843-525-1115.

TLC Women hosting toy and food drive

The Low Country Womens’ Fellowship, also known as “TLC Women,” aims to empower women through Tender Loving Care, while touching the lives of others in the community. They are hosting their first holiday luncheon and toy and food drive. The luncheon will take place on December 15 at 1 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn on Boundary Street. The primary goal of this event is to increase the awareness of and to meet social needs within the community. This event promises to be filled with lots of food, fun and holiday surprises. In support of the toy and food drive, guests are asked to optionally bring or drop off a non-perishable food item, clothing item and/or a toy. Tickets are $20.  For  tickets or questions, please contact  Tonya Johnson Phillips at 843-322-0262.

Holiday events held at Community Bible Church

The choirs and orchestra of Community Bible Church, 638 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort, present “Filled With Joy” a Christmas Musical. An evening performance will be held Friday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. and includes the children’s choirs. On Sunday, Dec. 16 at 9:15 and 11 a.m. just the adults and teens will perform. In addition to the musical performances a few incredible narratives will be featured. Admission is free and a nursery is provided.

The Parris Island Marine Band will once again perform at Community Bible Church, 638 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort, Sunday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. The band will feature a selection of Christmas and seasonal favorites. Admission is free and tickets are not required.

Ducks Unlimited holds conservation banquet

Beaufort Ducks Unlimited presents the first Waterfowl Warrior Dinner and Conservation Banquet on Saturday, December 15, at 6 p.m. at the Beaufort Readiness Center, 1 Cavalry Lane, Beaufort, SC 29906. Tickets are $75 Single/$125 couple. Sponsors can pay $300 – $1,000. For tickets contact Nick Petrowski at 843-597-7549 or Brian Harrelson at 843-812-8985. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m., followed by one of the country’s best auctions. An open bar serving beer, wine and mixed drinks. This year’s auction features a number of different limited edition exclusive shotguns as well as some of the country’s most sought after DU artwork. They will also have plenty of raffles for great merchandise and prizes including guns and hunting gear.

Family Fun Day at Beaufort Town Center

Beaufort Town Center is pleased to announce the second Family Fun Day event at Center Stage on December 15, from 5-8 p.m. Family Fun Day is a great way to bring families together for a few hours of free fun. Santa will be at Family Fun Day! Bring the kids to have a professional photo taken with Santa by Wollwerth Imagery. Discounted packages will be available. Activities will include a Radio Remote from 104.9 The Surf, inflatable kids’ games,interactive yoga from Dancing Dogs Yoga, Discovery Toys demo from Align Education Consultants, and food/drink sampling from Moes Southwest Grill, Jimmy Johns, The Irish Rose Grill & Pub, Amata Thai Fusion, It’s Fashion and Marek Reality Group. Also, gift certificates and gift baskets have been donated by New Spring Chiropractic, Best Nails, Bangs and many restaurants.

Christmas keyboards concert held at church

The Music Ministry at The Baptist Church of Beaufort, 600 Charles Street, is delighted to offer the church and community a delightful opportunity to enjoy the “sounds of the season” at the Keyboards at Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 16, at 3 p.m. The program will feature seven keyboarders from the staff and congregation who will be sharing instrumental music in a variety of configurations using four pianos, pipe organ, and synthesizer.

Lowcountry Community Band to play free show

The Lowcountry Community Band, which is supported by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at USCB, will perform a free concert, “Celebrating the Season” to be presented at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Lady’s Island at 5 p.m. Sunday, December 16.

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