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What’s happening this weekend? A lot!

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Eric Drugge, left, pulls the hay ride wagon with his vintage 1939 Farm All-A tractor at the Habersham Harvest Festival in 2012.

• Fall Art Walk: Main Street Beaufort, USA, also presents an artful evening Saturday, October 25, 5 to 7:30 p.m. for the Annual Fall ArtWalk. Visit more than a dozen galleries in downtown Beaufort will feature varied styles and mediums of art for all tastes and desires. Refreshments will also be offered. Participating galleries are: Atelier On Bay, 203 West Street; Beaufort Art Association, 913 Bay Street; Charles Street Gallery, 914 Charles Street; The Craftseller, 818 Bay Street; Elena Madden Studio, 208A West Street; Goldon House Gallery, 700 Bay Street; Greenfish Gallery, 812 Bay Street; Indigo Gallery, 809 Bay Street; I. Pinckney Simons Gallery, 711 Bay Street; LyBensons’ Gallery and Studio, 211 Charles Street; Rhett Gallery, 901 Bay Street; Salt Gallery, 802 Bay Street; Thibault Gallery, 815 Bay Street; USCB Center for the Arts, 805 Carteret Street.

• 22nd Annual Ghost Tours to Benefit CAPA

(Child Abuse Prevention Association): October 24-26 & 30. Take a carriage ride or walking tour through the moss lined streets of Beaufort’s historic district while listening to storytellers tell haunting tales of the area shared by residents of Beaufort. You may witness a “vision” or two along the way. Carriage Rides are $20 per adult, $10 per child ages 3-11. The leave every 20 minutes starting at 6:30 p.m. from the parking lot at 1006 Bay Street. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Walking Tours are $12 all ages and begin at 7 p.m. and leave every 20 minutes from Cannon Park (across the street from 611 Bay Street). Each tour lasts approximately one hour. Make reservation by calling 843-52-GHOST or 843-524-4678. All proceeds benefit the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA).

• TheraFest Healing Arts Fair: The TheraVista Conscious Community will hold a premier mid-fall health and wellness event with the 2014 TheraFest: Healing Arts Fair. TheraVista will host the area’s most diverse gathering of artists and craftspeople, musicians, healing arts practitioners, bodyworkers, intuitives, wellness coaches, and healthy food vendors. A special space for children’s activities is also planned. Attendees can also enjoy live music, engage with and learn about live birds of prey, be inspired at the food demos, join the rhythm with a drum circle, move and laugh through laughing yoga and hooping demos, and experience the most progressive healing arts. TheraFest 2014 will be Saturday, October 25, noon to 5 p.m. on the waterfront grounds of TheraVista Conscious Community Haven, 263 Brickyard Point Road South, Lady’s Island, SC. For more information, email neesamoon@gmail.com or call 843-271-1923.

• ArtScape Beaufort & Soiree: Find all things art — but only fabulous things! — from artists throughout the Southeast at ArtScape Beaufort & Soiree on October 24-26, at the Old Bay Marketplace Loft & Rooftop. Paintings from renowned artists such as Libby Smart, Sebastian Polanski, Julia Schaaf and Molly Wright; incredible photography from Eric Horan; gorgeous jewelry from designers Currie Kilpatrick Boyd, Heather Tiller from Filgree Jewelry, and Helena Appleton in Beaufort, among others; covet-able clutches from Andree West; fun and whimsical clay works by Jeff Kopish and Robin VanValkenburgh; addictive folk art paintings from The Chicken Man, Ernest Lee; linens, stationery, and so many more amazing artisan treasures will be featured and available for purchase. ArtScape Soiree is the kick-off event on Friday, October 24 at the Old Bay Marketplace Loft & Rooftop from 7 to 10 p.m. This event is ticketed and will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music, silent auction and art for purchase. This event is sponsored by McKnight & Weaver Dentistry and tickets are available at lms.ticketbud.com. Artscape Beaufort is a two-day art exhibition and sale, with special events throughout the weekend for all ages.  On Saturday, October 25, Artscape Beaufort is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Old Bay Marketplace Loft at 917 Bay Street.  The events continue on Sunday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with “Fall Y’All” Family Fun Day sponsored by Coastal Orthodontics, Dr. Mallory Scott. A Halloween costume contest, “Doughnut Drop” contest, art activity and other fall inspired fun will be a great time for families and art lovers on the final day of the art sale.  All events on Saturday and Sunday are open to the public with free admission.

All proceeds from the Soiree and a portion of proceeds from all art sales will benefit Lowcountry Montessori School (LMS), a free, nonprofit, state-chartered public school which opened August 2014 on Lady’s Island. For more information about Artscape Beaufort & Soiree and Lowcountry Montessori School, visit the website at www.lowcountrymontessori.com.

• Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens: Cottages, mansions, a plantation and a penthouse will be showcased at Historic Beaufort Foundation’s 2014 Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens, October 24 to 26. Highlights for previous tour-goers will be seven houses that have never been open to the public including a luxurious penthouse with 360-degree views of Beaufort and the river. The penthouse, on the third floor of the 1970s Regions Bank Building at 916 Bay Street, features high-style architectural design by Jim Thomas of Denzinger & Thomas. Cast-in-place concrete textured by cypress to give a wood pattern and a warm tone shapes the walls and ceilings. The owners retained the industrial character of the space to include two bedrooms, two baths and other spaces connected by a private art gallery. Wrap-around windows and large, partially covered decks on both the river and the Bay Street sides of the building integrate the interior and exterior spaces with views of the water and Beaufort’s skyline. Open also for the first time on the tour is Chelsea Plantation in Okatie and the Flora and John Trask Sr. house on Bay Street Bluff. The long-awaited restoration of the McGrath-Scheper House at 807 North Street will be on view as well properties associated with Robert Smalls family, including the McKee Smalls House, the Samuel Bampfield House, the Smalls-Nash Cottage and the William Whipper House. Sunday’s Kitchens & Cuisines tour features five home with exquisite kitchens and local chefs including those from The Kitchen, Griffin Market, Saltus River Grill, Beaufort Bread Company, and Breakwater Restaurant & Bar.

Here is a schedule of events:

• Friday, October 24: Afternoon Walking Tour

• Saturday, October 25: Ramble Around Beaufort (Driving & Walking Tour)

• Saturday, October 25 (evening): Hallelujah Singers Performance at Old Fort Baptist Church, Ribaut Road

• Sunday, October 26: Kitchens & Cuisine Tour

Tickets are limited; advance reservations are strongly recommended for all events. Contact Historic Beaufort Foundation at 843-379-3331.

• Habersham Harvest Festival: The Habersham Marketplace in Beaufort, SC, celebrates the arrival of fall and the bounty season in the Lowcountry. Join friends and neighbors at the 6th Annual Habersham Marketplace Harvest Festival, Saturday, October 25. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. and run through 4 p.m. Bring the family and spend the day browsing artisan vendor tents, enjoying fresh produce and prepared food and jiving to live music. Plus, plenty of activities for kids of all ages including a ferris wheel, exotic petting zoo, face

Eric Drugge, left, pulls the hay ride wagon with his vintage 1939 Farm All-A tractor at the Habersham Harvest Festival in 2012.
Eric Drugge, left, pulls the hay ride wagon with his vintage 1939 Farm All-A tractor at the Habersham Harvest Festival in 2012.

painters and more! All pet owners and their furry, feathered and scaled companions are invited to don their favorite costumes and put their best paw, wing and fin forward for the Second  annual pet parade and pet photo booth sponsored by Southern Living and Blue Buffalo. A full schedule of events can be found online at www.habershamharvestfestival.com. Habersham Marketplace is located at 13 Market Street in the Habersham Community, located off of Joe Frazier Road in Beaufort.

• Church Quilt Exhibit: Open House Quilt Exhibit will be held at The Baptist Church of Beaufort Fellowship Hall, 601 Charles St. on Saturday, October 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday, October 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. There will be 18 biblical pattern quilts from Kentucky on display for viewing during our exhibits, accompanied by an informative brochure. An inspirational 30-minute lecture will be delivered at each open house, at 11 a.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday. The owner of the quilts, Rev. Dr. Donald Graham, will be giving the lectures and also preaching at the Baptist Church of Beaufort on Sunday morning, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. No admission, but donations will be encouraged. Contact Dr. Melanie Williams, Minister of Worship Arts, at The Baptist Church of Beaufort, 843-252-4104 or mwilliams@bcob.org.

• Trunk or Treat in Port Royal: Trunk or Treat will be held on Sunday, October 26 in historic downtown Port Royal, on Paris Avenue between 10th and 12th streets from 3 to 5 p.m. This event offers a safe trick-or-treating experience for kids of all ages. Costume contest will be at 4:30 p.m. Dress in your spookies or silliest Halloween costume and go from trunk to trunk to see what treats lie in store.. This event is sponsored by the YMCA, Port Royal Police and fire department, Port Royal Elementary School, Port Royal United Methodist Church.

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