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November 5, 2010 

"Hooray for Hollywood," presented by the Lifestyles Department of Sun City Hilton Head: Third annual Esther Rosen Production of a musical review will include movie musical songs from the 1920s-'50s. Singers audition 1-5 p.m. Oct. 30 and 2:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Dancers audition 6:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 1. Auditions in the back room of Magnolia Hall. Performance dates are Feb 11-12. 843-705-9830.

Bluffton's Zonta Club will host a night of shopping at Markel's Cards & Gifts from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 18 in Kittie's Crossing, Bluffton. Enjoy a free beverage and appetizer while getting holiday shopping done early. Ten percent of the proceeds from the day's sales will be donated to the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA). Details: www.zontaclubofbluffton.com.

The Sun City Chorus and Concert Band will present "Holiday Classics," a concert of traditional and contemporary selections at 2 p.m. Dec. 1 and 7 p.m. Dec. 2, 3, and 4 at Sun City's Magnolia Hall. More than 100 mixed voices will sing eight part harmony, and the Sun City Concert Band will perform. The show is directed by Art Hansen with Lorraine Hansen. Tickets will be sold from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (starting Oct. 25) at the Magnolia Hall Box Office. Tickets are $21 and $23. Open to the public. Details: (843) 705-6994.

St. Andrew By-the-Sea United Methodist Church on Hilton Head Island will host its 32nd annual Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 13 at the church at 20 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island. All proceeds from the festival support the outreach and mission projects of the church. Come enjoy food, live music, and shopping including gifts, needlework, baked goods, a garden shop, collectibles and a broad range of gently used items including books and tapes, household items, children's clothing and toys and sporting goods. The silent auction will close at 1 p.m. Details: (843) 785-4711.

The 2011 All Saints Garden Tour is seeking applications from Bluffton and Hilton Head Island non-profit (IRS 501(c)3 organizations that would like to be considered as beneficiaries for next year's event. All profits from the 24th Annual Garden Tour, which will be held on May 14, 2011, will be donated to several local organizations. Applications can be obtained from Kathie Miller, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Garden Tour, by calling (843) 715-0499.

Each group selected to receive a portion of the proceeds from the Garden Tour will be asked to provide volunteers to help with the event, as well as to sell tickets to the event to their respective members and supporters. Applications should be received by the church at 3001 Meeting Street on Hilton Head Island by Nov. 30.

The Old Town Bluffton Merchants Society's Holiday Gallery Walk will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Nov. 19. Wine and refreshments will be served by each gallery. Visitors can also enjoy live music and browse through Old Town's galleries on Boundary, Church, May River and Calhoun Streets throughout the entire event. Galleries and shops will be "lit up" for the holidays. Maps of Old Town Bluffton's galleries, shops and restaurants will be available in any gallery. Details: 843-757-6586

The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina will host the Town of Hilton Head's official Christmas Tree Lighting festival, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 27 at the arts center at Shelter Cove. It will include a performance from the cast of "Hello, Dolly!," plus plenty of food for sale and warm cocoa. The event is free and open to the public.

Bluffton Self Help will be signing up families in need of ingredients for a Thanksgiving Dinner or toys for their children (12 and younger) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 30 and Nov. 6. Sign-ups for Christmas toys only will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 20 and from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 4. Requirements for sign up include a photo ID, proof of residency in Bluffton, a working phone number, birth certificates for children, and custodial papers if children's last names are not the same. Please have specific toy or gift suggestions with a suggested value of $25 a child and have Social Security numbers or identification numbers of all children. Details: 843-757-8000, 
www.blufftonselfhelp.org

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