What’s not to love?

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The month of February evokes feelings of love, and what better way to capture this feeling than with local events that celebrate the joy of love.


During the First Friday celebration on Friday, Feb. 2 from 6 to 7 p.m., a whole host of community leaders, artists and beloved locals will be reading or performing “Literature of Love” on the steps of the Verdier House on Bay Street. Hosted by Gail Westerfield, this fun, one-of-a-kind performance will feature poems, short stories, monologues and true-life tales about all forms of love told by a variety of voices, including members from Beaufort City Council, and even Mayor Billy Keyserling himself. This unique event is not to be missed.


Rabbi Radonsky will perform the one-person play Becoming Dr. Ruth on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Beaufort, 178 Sams Point Road, on Lady’s Island. Written by Mark St. Germain, the play follows the life of celebrity sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Radonsky said she was moved by Dr. Ruth’s ability to achieve happiness and success in spite of a childhood deeply affected by the Holocaust. The play is directed by Suzanne Larson. Admission is $25. Email sheralaloba@gmail.net for reservations.


Three fabulous barbershop quartets — The Beaufort Harbormasters’ Tidal Fource and EU41A, plus State and Main from Vermont — will perform Valentine songs, show tunes and barbershop favorites on Sunday, Feb. 11 at 4:30 p.m. at the Fripp Community Centre, 205 Tarpon Boulevard. This event, sponsored by Fripp Friends of Music and supported by the SC Arts Commission, will benefit the Music-in-the-Schools programs. Attendees will get a free pass at the Fripp gate, plus a treat donated by The Chocolate Tree. Admission is by donation. For details, visit www.frippfriendsofmusic.com, www.beaufortharbormasters.org, or call 843-838-1777.

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