Radio theater play begins Friday

"I'm Dreaming of a Red Christmas," an original radio theater play, will be held at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the LowCountry Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall in Bluffton. Written and directed by Bluffton resident Larry Hughes, the play is billed as a "dramedy about possibly true events" involving a Russian spy submarine harboring in the May River on Christmas Eve 1952. The shows will benefit Casting for Recovery-South Carolina, a breast cancer support program. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors, and are available at Cookies by Design and Southern Drawl Outfitters in Moss Creek Village.

Details: Larry Hughes, 843-836-3134

Evening of art to support charity

LowCountry Habitat for Humanity ReStore will present "An Evening of Lowcountry Art" featuring local artist Diane Britton Dunham from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the ReStore, at 612 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort.

The public is invited to meet the artist whose award-winning works celebrate the landscapes, traditions and cultural heritage of the historic South Carolina Lowcountry and coastal Louisiana parishes. Her works will be on display and some will be auctioned with money raised benefitting LowCountry Habitat for Humanity.

Details: ReStore, 843-525-0055; www.dianesart.com

Dance students toperform 'Nutcracker'

The Hilton Head Dance Theatre's 25th annual "Nutcracker" ballet will be performed at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina for eight shows, opening Saturday through Nov. 14.

This year's performance will feature all of the Hilton Head dance school's nearly 300 students, as well as returning guest professional artists Peter Kozak, formerly of Joffrey Ballet and currently with Columbia City Ballet, and Daniel May, formerly with Atlanta Ballet. This year's "Sugar Plum Fairy" will be shared by Mackenzie Ogden, Ella Cuda and Caroline Santorum. The "Dew Drop Fairy" will be performed by Lane Allen. The gala will include food and a musical appearance by Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra.

For show times, ticket information and more about the dance theatre, go to www.hhdt.org. Tickets are $26 for adults and $17 for 18 and younger. A $5 facility fee is applied by the arts center for each ticket. To purchase tickets, calll 843-842-2787 or go to www.artshhi.com.

Savannah honors greatest generation

The Veterans Council of Chatham County will host the "Celebration of the Greatest Generation" in honor of the completion of Savannah's World War II Memorial Monument at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Hyatt Regency Hotel's Harborside Room. Tickets are $125. There will be a dedication ceremony at 3 p.m. Sunday at the site of the monument. Details: www.YourWW2Hero.com