Calendar of Lowcountry Events

info@islandpacket.comNovember 17, 2011 

To submit an event to the Calendar of Lowcountry Events, email details to calendar@islandpacket.com at least one week before the desired publication date.

ARTS

Theater

  • "Quilting the Sun," presented by Natalie Daise: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17-19, and 3 p.m. Nov. 20, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $17; $12 for students 13 and older; $7 for children 12 and younger; $12 for groups of 10 or more. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

  • "Guys and Dolls Jr.," presented by the Beaufort Children's Theatre: Nov. 18-20, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. 843-521-4145. www.uscb.edu

  • South Carolina Repertory Company's "Oh, Coward!": 8 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 1-3, 7-10 and 13-17; 2 p.m. Dec. 4, 11 and 18, SCRC Theatre at 136 Beach City Road on Hilton Head Island. $28 seniors, $30 adults, $15 students and military. 843-342-2057, blakewhite1@hotmail.com, www.hiltonheadtheatre.com

  • "The Road Home," presented by Coastal Discovery Museum and Lowcountry Civil War Roundtable as part of the Lowcountry Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Hilton Head Island High School Visual and Performing Arts Center, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. $30 in advance; $35 at the door.; $15 for students 843-689-6767, ext. 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

  • * "The Drowsy Chaperone": Dec. 7-31, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

  • "Cats": 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Johnny Mercer Theater, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah. $32.50-$55. 800-351-7469, 912-651-6556. www.savannahga.gov

  • * "A May River Theatre Christmas" presented by May River Theatre Co.: 8 p.m. Dec. 8, 9 and 10 and 3 p.m. Dec. 11, Bluffton Town Hall's Ulmer Auditorium, 20 Bridge St., Bluffton. General admission is $5 plus a new toy for Bluffton Self Help. 843-815-5581

  • "Uncalled for Trio"-- Christmas 2011 storytelling performance: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, The Shed, 809 Paris Ave., Port Royal. $5; $2 for 8 to 16 year olds; free for kids younger than 8. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

  • "The Baristas," presented by South Carolina Repertory Company: Jan. 17-29, South Carolina Repertory Company, 136 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-342-2057. www.hiltonheadtheatre.com

  • * "Lend Me a Tenor": Feb. 7-26, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

  • "Diary of Adam and Eve," presented by the Beaufort Theatre Company: Feb. 14, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. 843-521-4145. www.uscb.edu

  • "Spring Awakening," presented by Savannah College of Art and Design's Performing Arts Department: 8 p.m. Feb. 29-March 3, Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. $20; $15 for seniors or military. 912-525-5050. www.savannahphilharmonic.org

  • "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," presented by the Beaufort Theatre Company: March 15-18, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. 843-521-4145. www.uscb.edu

  • "Driving Miss Daisy": March 17-April 1, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

  • "The Clean House," presented by South Carolina Repertory Company: March 22-April 8, South Carolina Repertory Company, 136B Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-342-2057

  • "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying": April 25-May 27, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

  • "Wizard of Oz," presented by the Beaufort Children's Theatre: May 17-20, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. 843-521-4145. www.uscb.edu

  • "Shout! The Mod Musical": June 19-July 29, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

  • Dance

  • "The Nutcracker," presented by Hilton Head Dance Theatre: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 19, Hilton Head Island High School's Visual and Performing Arts Center, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. $25; $20 for students 18 and younger and seniors 60 and older; $15 for children 12 and younger. 843-785-5477. www.hhdt.org

  • "The Nutcracker," presented by Columbia City Ballet: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 26, Johnny Mercer Theater, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah. $20-$42. 800-351-7469, 912-651-6556. www.savannahga.gov

  • * "Coppelia," the Bolshoi Ballet in HD: 7 p.m. Dec. 19, University of South Carolina Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $16; $8 for students. 843-521-4145. www.emergingcinemas.com/series/now-playing-coming-soon

  • "Romeo and Juliet," presented by State Ballet Theatre of Russia: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13, Johnny Mercer Theater, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah. $25-$45. 800-351-7469, 912-651-6556. www.savannahga.gov

  • "Riverdance": 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Johnny Mercer Theater, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah. $36-$65. 800-351-7469, 912-651-6556. www.savannahga.gov

  • Music

  • Organist Dr. Jared Johnson, presented by the Lowcountry chapter of American Guild of Organists: noon, Nov. 18, The Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church St., Beaufort. Free. www.sthelenas1712.org

  • "A Night at the Movies," presented by The Lowcountry Chorale: 7 p.m. Nov. 18 and 3 p.m. Nov. 19, St. John's Lutheran Church, 157 Lady's Island Drive, Lady's Island. $10; $7 for children. 843-521-1017

  • Glass' "Satyagraha," presented by Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: 12:55 p.m. Nov. 19, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $20. 843-521-4145. www.uscb.edu

  • "Tchaikovsky & Beethoven," presented by the Savannah Philharmonic: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19, Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. 912-525-5050. www.savannahphilharmonic.org

  • Annual Christmas Concert, presented by Fellowship Concert Choir of Beaufort: 6 p.m. Dec. 2, Third Macedonia Baptist Church, 509 Broad River Road, Burton. Free. 843-524-7230

  • "Songs From the Heart" Christmas Concert: Benefits First Presbyterian Day School. 7 p.m. Dec. 2, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $15-$20. 843-681-3695

  • 21st season of Christmas Concerts, presented by I Cantori Professional Chamber Choir: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 3 Westridge Road, Savannah; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1802 Abercorn St., Savannah. $15; $10 for students. 912-925-7866

  • Handel's "Rodelind," presented by Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: 12:30 p.m. Dec. 3, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $20. 843-521-4145. www.uscb.edu

  • The Ruth Moody Band: 8 p.m. Dec. 3, Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. $20-$50. 912-525-5050. www.savannahphilharmonic.org

  • Thomas Pandolfi Piano Concert, with selections from Liszt, Chopin and Gershwin: 5 p.m. Dec. 4, Fripp Island Community Centre, 205 Tarpon Blvd., Fripp Island. Food and drink to follow. $20; $10 for students. 843-838-6655. www.islc.net/friendsofmusic

  • "The Sounds of Christmas -- A Kaleidoscope of Carols," presented by Hilton Head Choral Society: 8 p.m. Dec. 9, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $20. www.hiltonheadchoralsociety.com

  • Gounod's "Faust," presented by Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: 12:55 p.m. Dec. 10, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $20. 843-521-4145. www.uscb.edu

  • * Lunch and Listen, featuring Chris Jones: noon-1 p.m. Dec. 12, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts: 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. Free. 843-255-6439. abrewer@bcgov.net

    * "Holiday Pops: The Festive Season," presented by the Savannah Philharmonic: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16-17, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 222 E. Harris St., Savannah. 912-525-5050. www.savannahphilharmonic.org

    * "Time Machine: Mozart in Prague," presented by Charleston Symphony Orchestra's Chamber Orchestra: 8 p.m. Jan. 6, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove, Hilton Head Island. $44. 888-860-2787. www.tickets.artshhi.com

  • "The Enchanted Island," presented by Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: 12:55 p.m. Jan. 21, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $20. 843-521-4145. www.uscb.edu

  • * "Chamber Music Concert No. 2 -- Works for Winds, Violin and Piano," presented by the Savannah Philharmonic: 5 p.m. Jan. 21, Skidaway Island United Methodist Church, 54 Diamond Causeway, Savannah. 912-525-5050. www.savannahphilharmonic.org

  • Wagner's "Gotterdammerung," presented by Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: 12 p.m. Feb. 11, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $20. 843-521-4145. www.uscb.edu

  • "Spring Awakening: Bruch and Schumann," presented by the Savannah Philharmonic: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11, Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. 912-525-5050. www.savannahphilharmonic.org

  • Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, presented by the Savannah Musical Festival Live Concert Series: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13, Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, 429 Abercorn St., Savannah. $55. 912-525-5050. www.savannahmusicfestival.org

  • Verdi's "Ernani," presented by Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: 12:55 p.m. Feb. 25, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $20. 843-521-4145. www.uscb.edu

  • * Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, presented by the Savannah Musical Festival Live Concert Series: 6:30 p.m. March 1, Trustees Theater, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. $28-$80. 912-525-5050. www.savannahmusicfestival.org

  • "Chamber Music Concert No. 3 -- Brass Recital," presented by the Savannah Philharmonic: 5 p.m. March 4, Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St., Savannah. 912-525-5050. www.savannahphilharmonic.org

  • "From Salzburg with Love," presented by Charleston Symphony Orchestra's Chamber Orchestra: 8 p.m. March 26, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove, Hilton Head Island. $44. 888-860-2787. www.tickets.artshhi.com

  • Massenet's "Manon," presented by Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: 12 p.m. April 7, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $20. 843-521-4145. www.uscb.edu

  • * Verdi's "La Traviata," presented by Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: 12:55 p.m. April 14, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $20. 843-521-4145. www.uscb.edu

  • "A Night of Great Opera," presented by the Savannah Philharmonic: 7:30 p.m. April 21, Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. 912-525-5050. www.savannahphilharmonic.org

  • * "Chamber Music Concert No. 4 -- Beethoven, Dohnayi and Naughtin," presented by the Savannah Philharmonic: 5 p.m. April 22, Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St., Savannah. 912-525-5050. www.savannahphilharmonic.org

    * Soprano Sandrine Piau, presented by the Savannah Musical Festival Live Concert Series: 6:30 p.m. April 23, Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, 429 Abercorn St., Savannah. $45. 912-525-5050. www.savannahmusicfestival.org

  • "Season Finale: Schubert & Bruckner," presented by the Savannah Philharmonic: 7:30 p.m. May 19, Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. 912-525-5050. www.savannahphilharmonic.org

  • Rehearsals

    * First Presbyterian Church Hilton Head's "Messiah": Join the community choir for the annual communitywide presentation. Rehearsals will be held in the sanctuary at 7 p.m. Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13 and 14 at 540 William Hilton Parkway between mile markers 5 and 6 on Hilton Head. The performance is at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16. www.fpchhi.org, 843-681-3696

  • Hilton Head Barbershop Chorus: Guests and prospective members welcome. 3-6 p.m. Mondays, Country Club of Hilton Head in Hilton Head Plantation, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-7233, 843-681-9480. www.hiltonheadbarbershoppers.org

  • Beaufort Belles women's chorus: New members welcome. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays, Baptist Church of Beaufort, Church Street, Beaufort. 843-524-1888, 843-838-5787. www.beaufortbelles.com

  • The Shore Notes (Sweet Adelines): Guests and prospective members welcome. 6:45 p.m. Mondays, Island Lutheran Church, 4400 Main St., Hilton Head Island. 843-705-6852. www.hiltonheadshorenotes.com

  • * Hilton Head Jazz Ensemble: The group plays Big Band charts. Guests welcome. 7-9 p.m. Mondays, Plantation House, Hilton Head Plantation, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-2284. lv2cook@roadrunner.com

  • Lowcountry Chorale: Men and women invited. 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, St. John's Lutheran Church, 157 Lady's Island Drive, Beaufort. 843-521-1017

  • Visual arts and exhibits

    * "Exposition d'Art" -- assemblage of art and decor by Chris Clayton, Mary Ann Hart, Judy Saylor McElynn and Anita Stephens: Exhibit runs through Nov. 22, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223

    * "Playing With Fire" -- encaustic paintings by Ann Bannister and Virginia MacKenzie: Exhibit runs through Nov. 26, Art League of Hilton Head, Walter Greer Gallery, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Gallery talks at 11 a.m. Fridays. 843-681-5060. www.artleaguehhi.org

  • Photography of Robert Ovelman, presented by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: Exhibit runs through Dec. 2, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Pineland Station, Suite 304A, Hilton Head Island. Free

  • "21st annual Beaufort Art Association-Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation Benefit and Sale": Exhibit runs through Dec. 11, Beaufort Memorial Hospital, 955 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. 843-522-5774. www.beaufortartassociation.com

  • "Treasures of El Yunque: Puerto Rico's Rain Forest" -- watercolors by Barbara Z. Pecce: Exhibit runs through Dec. 17, Society of Bluffton Artists' Gallery, 8 Church St., Bluffton. 843-757-6586

  • "The Life and Times of Congressman Robert Smalls, 1839-1915," traveling exhibit of the South Carolina State Museum: Exhibit runs through Dec. 20, Verdier House, 801 Bay St., Beaufort. $10; free for members of Historic Beaufort Foundation. 843-379-6335

  • "A Burst of Color" -- the art of Les Bonnes Artistes: Exhibit runs through Dec. 23, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island

  • Story quilts by Dorothy Montgomery, inspired by Harriet Powers: Exhibit runs through December, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

  • Public Art Tours -- Walk and talk around Honey Horn to learn about the Public Art Project: 11 a.m. Nov. 17, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $10. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

  • "New Works from Seven" -- work of Joan Templer, Lynn Brown, Sharon DeAlexandris, Carol Henry, Jim Rothnie, Sara Timmons, and Nancy Sturgis: Opening reception at 5 p.m. Nov. 18, The Charles Street Gallery, 914 Charles St., Beaufort. 843-521-9054. www.thecharlesstreetgallery.com

  • "Capturing the Enlightened Moment," opening reception for Atlanta artist Houston Llew and Savannah artists Roeder Philip Kinkel and Danielle Hughes-Rose: 6-9 p.m. Nov. 18, An American Craftsman Gallery, 223 West Brought St., Savannah. Show runs through July 30. 912-239-8989, amcraftsman@bellsouth.net

  • * "Twin Lens Reflections" -- the Art of Sandy Dimke and Karen M. Peluso: Opening reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 19, Beaufort Art Association, 913 Bay St., Beaufort. Exhibit runs Nov. 14-Jan. 7. 843-521-4444

    * "Art Bubbly and Cake": Benefits Island School Council for the Arts. 6-8 p.m. Nov. 19, Picture This Gallery, 78D Arrow Road, Hilton Head Island. $25. 843-842-5299. www.picturethishiltonhead.com

    * "Got Art?" -- Art League of Hilton Head fundraiser: 3 p.m. Nov. 20, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $100 (guarantees a work of art valued at $150-plus). 843-681-5060, 843-681-2399. www.artleaguehhi.org

  • Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head's Art Exhibit: Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Dec. 2, Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Exhibit runs Dec. 2-16 and Jan. 3-27. 843-842-5738. www.artleaguehhi.org

  • "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music" -- a Smithsonian exhibit that celebrates the music woven into the fabric of American history and culture: Exhibit runs Dec. 17-Feb. 4, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. 843-255-6439. abrewer@bcgov.net

  • Call for artists

  • "The Art Market at Historic Honey Horn, a juried fine art and craft show": Seeking artists who work in acrylic, pastels, clay, wood, fibers, metals, jewelry, watercolors, oil, mixed media or photography. Show is April 28-29 on Hilton Head Island. Deadline to submit is Jan. 11. nhefter@coastaldiscovery.org. www.coastaldiscovery.org

  • * "Re-Nude": How would you renew the nude? Submit your original art for a February juried art show/gallery event organized by the Friends of Planned Parenthood of Beaufort County. Deadline to submit is Jan. 29. plannedart@hotmail.com

    Arts and crafts

  • 23rd annual Christmas Made in the South crafts show: Nov. 18-20, Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, Savannah. $7; free for children 12 and younger. 704-847-9480. www.madeinthesouthshows.com

  • Callawassie Island Craft Fair: 2-5 p.m. Nov. 20, Clubhouse, 22 Callawassie Club Drive, Callawassie Island. Fre.. 843-987-0602

  • Open studios and classes

  • "Plein Air Knife Sketching," with Doug Corkern: 9:30 a.m.-noon Nov. 19, Society of Bluffton Artists' Center for Creative Arts, 48 Boundary St., Bluffton. $60 for members; $70 for nonmembers. 843-247-2868

  • * "Fall Color in Oil or Acrylic," with Dennis Lake: 9 a.m.-noon Mondays through Dec. 5, Art Academy of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $120 for members; $140 for nonmembers. 843-842-5738. academy@artleaguehhi.org

  • "Color Theory III: Fine Tuning Greens, Blues & Violets," with Alex Sharma: 1-4 p.m. Nov. 16, Art Academy of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $30 for members; $35 for nonmembers. 843-842-5738. academy@artleaguehhi.org

  • * "Mixed Media," with Addison Palmer: 9-4 p.m. Nov. 19, Art Academy of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $60 for members; $70 for nonmembers. 843-842-5738. academy@artleaguehhi.org

  • "Oil Painting," with Mary Grayson Segars: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1, ArtLofts, 208B Carteret St., Beaufort. $150. 843-410-8815. www.marysegars.com

  • * "Acrylic Painting--All Levels," with Rosemary Hurkamp: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 6-8, Art Academy of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $90 for members; $105 for nonmembers. 843-842-5738. academy@artleaguehhi.org

  • "Drawing in Color/Beginning Pastel": 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 6-8, ArtLofts, 208B Carteret St., Beaufort. $210; $190 before Nov. 15. 843-327-4193, 843-410-8815. susanmayfieldart@gmail.com

  • * "Introduction to Italic Calligraphy Workshop," with Dennis Lake: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 8-9, Society of Bluffton Artists' Center for Creative Arts, 48 Boundary St., Bluffton. $120 for members; $140 for nonmembers. 843-247-2868

  • "Make Your Own Holiday Greeting Cards" with Susie Stockholm: 1-4 p.m. Dec. 13, ArtLofts, 208B Carteret St., Beaufort. $45. 843-473-7706

  • Film

    * "The Guard," Emerging Pictures series presented by University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts: 7 p.m. Nov. 18, University of South Carolina Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $8; $7 for seniors and military; $6 for students. 843-521-4145. www.emergingcinemas.com/series/now-playing-coming-soon

    * "Toast," Emerging Pictures series presented by University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts: 7 p.m. Nov. 22, University of South Carolina Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $8; $7 for seniors and military; $6 for students. 843-521-4145. www.emergingcinemas.com/series/now-playing-coming-soon

  • "The Tree," Emerging Pictures series presented by University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts: 7 p.m. Dec. 1, University of South Carolina Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $8; $7 for seniors and military; $6 for students. 843-521-4145. www.emergingcinemas.com/series/now-playing-coming-soon

  • "I Am," Emerging Pictures series presented by University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts: 7 p.m. Dec. 8, University of South Carolina Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $8; $7 for seniors and military; $6 for students. 843-521-4145. www.emergingcinemas.com/series/now-playing-coming-soon

  • "It's a Wonderful Life," presented as part of Christmas in the Village at Palmetto Bluff: Proceeds benefit Bluffton Self Help. 7 p.m. Dec. 9, Palmetto Bluff, 1 Village Park Square, Bluffton. $20 a car. 866-316-5262. www.palmettobluff.com

  • "The Names of Love," Emerging Pictures series presented by University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts: 7 p.m. Dec. 12, University of South Carolina Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $8; $7 for seniors and military; $6 for students. 843-521-4145. www.emergingcinemas.com/series/now-playing-coming-soon

  • "A Streetcar Named Desire," film and discussion presented by Savannah College of Art and Design Cinema Circle: 7 p.m. Jan. 13, Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St., Savannah. $8; $6 for seniors, students and military. 912-525-5051. www.scadboxoffice.com

  • Cary Grant Birthday Tribute -- "North By Northwest": 7 p.m. Jan. 20, Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. $8; $5 for seniors. 912-525-5050

  • Cary Grant Birthday Tribute -- "The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer": 2 p.m. Jan. 21, Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. $8; $5 for seniors. 912-525-5050

  • Cary Grant Birthday Tribute -- "Arsenic and Old Lace": 5 p.m. Jan. 21, Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. $8; $5 for seniors. 912-525-5050

  • "NY EXPORT: Opus Jazz," presented by the Southern Circuit of Independent Film: 8 p.m. Feb. 6, Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. $8. 912-525-5050. http://opusjazz.com

  • "Repulsion," film and discussion presented by Savannah College of Art and Design Cinema Circle: 7 p.m. Feb. 17, Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St., Savannah. $8; $6 for seniors, students and military. 912-525-5051. www.scadboxoffice.com

  • "Taxi Driver," film and discussion presented by Savannah College of Art and Design Cinema Circle: 7 p.m. March 3, Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St., Savannah. $8; $6 for seniors, students and military. 912-525-5051. www.scadboxoffice.com

  • "We Still Live Here," presented by the Southern Circuit of Independent Film: 8 p.m. March 15, Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. $8. 912-525-5050. www.makepeaceproductions.com/wampfilm.html

  • * "Sahkanaga," presented by the Southern Circuit of Independent Film: 8 p.m. April 9, Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. $8. 912-525-5050. www.sahkanaga.com

    * "M," film and discussion presented by Savannah College of Art and Design Cinema Circle: 7 p.m. April 14, Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St., Savannah. $8; $6 for seniors, students and military. 912-525-5051. www.scadboxoffice.com

  • "Rashomon," film and discussion presented by Savannah College of Art and Design Cinema Circle: 7 p.m. April 28, Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St., Savannah. $8; $6 for seniors, students and military. 912-525-5051. www.scadboxoffice.com

  • "Casablanca," film and discussion presented by Savannah College of Art and Design Cinema Circle: 7 p.m. June 23, Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St., Savannah. $8; $6 for seniors, students and military. 912-525-5051. www.scadboxoffice.com

  • "Forrest Gump," film and discussion presented by Savannah College of Art and Design Cinema Circle: 7 p.m. July 7, Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St., Savannah. $8; $6 for seniors, students and military. 912-525-5051. www.scadboxoffice.com

  • * "Cape Fear," film and discussion presented by Savannah College of Art and Design Cinema Circle: 7 p.m. July 14, Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St., Savannah. $8; $6 for seniors, students and military. 912-525-5051. www.scadboxoffice.com

  • "Breakfast at Tiffany's," film and discussion presented by Savannah College of Art and Design Cinema Circle: 7 p.m. July 28, Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St., Savannah. $8; $6 for seniors, students and military. 912-525-5051. www.scadboxoffice.com

  • Literary

    * Book signing with Julie Chalpan, author of "Titan's Tales and Other Dog Adoption Love Stories": Benefits Palmetto Animal League. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 19, Booksalicious Book Store, Calhoun Street Promenade, Bluffton. www.titanstales.com

  • Discussion of Civil War with Toby Julian, author of "Forever Wave, The Shaping of America": 1:30 p.m. Nov. 22, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6525

  • C.J. Lyons, author of "Blind Faith," presented by University of South Carolina Beaufort's Lunch With Author series: noon Dec. 7, Sea Pines Country Club, Hilton Head Island. $42. 843-521-4147. kingsley@uscb.edu

  • "The Art of Storytelling," with Kim Weitkamp of the "Uncalled for Trio": 7-9 p.m. Dec. 14, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $25. 843-379-2787. artsoffice@beaufortcountyarts.com. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

  • "Uncalled for Trio"-- Christmas 2011 storytelling performance: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, The Shed, 809 Paris Ave., Port Royal. $5; $2 for 8 to 16 year olds; free for kids younger than 8. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

  • Hilton Head Library Book Club -- "State of Wonder," by Ann Patchett: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-255-6520. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

  • * Jessica Speart, author of "Winged Obsession," presented by University of South Carolina Beaufort's Lunch With Author series: noon Jan. 26, Dockside Restaurant, 1699 11th St., Port Royal. $42. 843-521-4147. kingsley@uscb.edu

  • "Evening with Walter Isaacson," author of "Steve Jobs," the biography: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Trustees Theater, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. $10. 912-525-5050. www.savannahmusicfestival.org

  • Hilton Head Library Book Club -- "The Known World," by Edward P. Jones: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-255-6520. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

  • Lisa See, author of "Dreams of Joy," presented by University of South Carolina Beaufort's Lunch With Author series: noon Feb. 23, Holiday Inn, 2225 Boundary St., Beaufort. $42. 843-521-4147. kingsley@uscb.edu

  • Michael Parker, author of "Virginia Lovers," presented by University of South Carolina Beaufort's Lunch With Author series: noon March 14, Country Club of Hilton Head, 70 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. $42. 843-521-4147. kingsley@uscb.edu

  • Hilton Head Library Book Club -- "The Paris Wife," by Paula McLain: 6:30 p.m. March 20, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-255-6520. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

  • Comedy

  • Daniel Tosh: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Nov. 25, North Charleston Coliseum Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston. $35-$55. 843-529-5050. www.coliseumpac.com

  • KIDS AND FAMILIES

  • "Paper Making," with Deanna Bowdish: Ages 10-16. 4-5:30 p.m. Nov. 17 and Nov. 29-Dec. 1, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $50, but scholarships available. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

  • "Moonlight Creature Feature," with live bats, a pizza party and crafts: For ages 7-10. 6:30-9 p.m. Nov. 18, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $25. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

  • Family Turkey Shoot: 7 a.m. Nov. 19, Parris Island Rod & Gun Club, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island. $2 a shot. Bring your guns. No scopes and barrels longer than 32 inches. Club provides ammunition. 843-524-5577

  • Savannah Children's Book Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 19, Forsyth Park, Savannah. 912-652-3689

  • The Sandbox's Sixth Birthday Bash -- celebration and carnival: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 23, The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum, 18A Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island. $10; free for children younger than 2. Price includes museum admission, lunch, refreshments, arts and crafts, games and entertainment. 843-842-7645. crinehart@thesandbox.org. www.thesandbox.org

  • * Make Your Own Ornament: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 26, The Storybook Shoppe, 41A Calhoun St., Bluffton. 843-757-2600. www.thestorybookshoppe.com

  • Family Ornament Workshop with master potter Trevor Foster: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 3, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $5-$8 per pre-formed ornament, including all the glitter, paints, beads and yarn you need. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

  • "Printmaking," with Deanna Bowdish: Ages 10-16. 4-5:30 p.m. Dec. 6-8 and Dec. 13-15, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $50, but scholarships available. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

  • * "Writing for the Stage," with Heather Denardo: Ages 9-16. 4-5:30 p.m. Dec. 6-8 and Dec. 13-15, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $50, but scholarships available. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

    * "Ornament Creations," with Jean Norton-Torjussen: Ages 6-9. 4-5:30 p.m. Dec. 6-8 and Dec. 13-15, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $50, but scholarships available. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

    * Little Elves Workshop, child care with activities hosted by YMCA of Beaufort County: Ages 3 and older. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 10, Wardle Family YMCA, 1801 Richmond Ave., Port Royal. $20 a child; $10 for siblings. Reservations requested. 843-522-9622

    * "Pajama Night" with stories, crafts, lemonade and cookies: 5:30-7 p.m. Dec. 20, The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum, 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $5 a child; $2.50 for additional siblings; free for parents and children younger than 2. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

    Ongoing events

  • The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday. Closed Thanksgiving Day. 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. Fall programs include "Food Art: Creative Nutrition for Kids" at 3:45 p.m. Tuesdays; "Music and Me: Create an interactive music book and a sing-along music track" at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; and "Imagination Hour" at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. $6 for adults and children older than 2. Additional $5 for "Music and Me." 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

  • OUTDOORS/WILDLIFE

  • Fripp Audubon Birding Workshop -- "Yard and Feeder Birds": 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17, Fripp Island Community Centre, Fripp Island. Free. 843-441-2153. www.islc.net/audubon

  • "Batty about Bats": 3 p.m. Nov. 18, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $7. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. www.cosataldiscovery.org

  • FESTIVALS, CELEBRATIONS AND BENEFITS

  • Hilton Head Hospital Auxiliary annual Holiday Boutique and Bake Sale: Benefits those community members who need help purchasing prescription medications. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 17, Coastal Carolina Hospital, 1000 Medical Center Drive, Hardeeville. 843-689-8246

  • * Grand Opening of Port Hilton Head: Benefits LowCountry Red Cross and Hilton Head Humane Society. 5-8 p.m. Nov. 16, Port Hilton Head, 421 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. 843-689-7526. sales@wecelebrateyou.com

  • 1940s Big Band Swing Gala to honor Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island's founder Dr. Jack McConnell: Benefits Volunteers in Medicine and The Junior Jazz Foundation. 6-10 p.m. Nov. 17, Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa, Palmetto Dunes, 1 Hotel Circle, Hilton Head Island. $100; or $1,200 for a preferred table of eight. 843-689-6612. www.vimclinic.org

  • Oyster Roast, presented by The Friends of Fort Fremont and the Southcoast Chapter of the Native Plant Society: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 18, Marshlands, Beaufort. $25. Tickets must be purchased by Nov. 7. Send check to Friends of Fort Fremont, P.O. Box 982, St. Helena Island (include your email address for receipt). 843-986-0532. wendywilson@hargray.com

  • * Beaufort Homes for the Holidays "Coastal Christmas" 10th Anniversary Gala: 7 p.m. Nov. 18, St. Peter Catholic Church, 70 Lady's Island Drive, Beaufort. $75. 843-522-6510

  • Launch party to celebrate opening of Hilton Head Island Community Rowing and Sailing Center: 1-4 p.m. Nov. 19, Old Seafood Co-op, 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-4844. www.scyachtclub.com

  • 13th annual Oyster Roast, presented by the Zonta Club of Beaufort: Benefits Zonta Club's scholarship program and local service projects. 6-9 p.m. Nov. 19, Live Oaks Park, Port Royal. $20 in advance; $25 at the gate; free for children 12 and younger. 843-525-1224; 843-524-7900

  • 24th annual Exchange Club of Beaufort Auction and Part: Benefits Child Abuse Prevention Association. 6 p.m. Nov. 19, The Shed, 809 Paris Ave., Port Royal. $10. 843-812-2796. www.exchangeclubofbeaufort.org

  • "Art Bubbly and Cake": Benefits Island School Council for the Arts. 6-8 p.m. Nov. 19, Picture This Gallery, 78D Arrow Road, Hilton Head Island. $25. 843-842-5299. www.picturethishiltonhead.com

  • Beaufort Homes for the Holidays 10th Anniversary Tour: Benefits St. Peter Catholic School Endowment. Nov. 19-20, eight private homes in Habersham. $25. Tickets are available at The Chocolate Tree, Sweet Bay on Bay and Tideland Realty, all in Beaufort.

  • * "Got Art?" -- Art League of Hilton Head fundraiser: 3 p.m. Nov. 20, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $100 (guarantees a work of art valued at $150-plus). 843-681-5060, 843-681-2399. www.artleaguehhi.org

  • 13th annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 24, Hudson's Restaurant, 1 Hudson Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. Donations will benefit The Deep Well Project. 843-540-7925

  • "Community Christmas Tree Lighting," presented by Arts Center of Coastal Carolina: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 26, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

  • Dine out to benefit St. Vincent de Paul Society: Twenty percent of the dinner check will be donated to St. Vincent de Paul Society. 6-10 p.m. Nov. 29, British Open Pub, 1 Sheridan Park Drive, Bluffton. Ask hostess for voucher and attach it to check. 248-613-0130

  • Yemassee Town and Country Holiday Home Tour, presented by Yemassee Revitalization Corporation: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 3, Yemassee Train Depot, Tomotley Plantation, Bonny Hall Plantation, The Gatch House and Richfield Plantation. $37.50, includes shrimp and grits lunch at Richfield Plantation. 843-441-7402. www.yemassee-sc.org

  • Low Country Christian Women's Connection's annual Tour of Homes and Luncheon with guest speaker Candace Pope and music by Rose Bacon: 11:30 a.m. Dec. 7, Hampton Hall Club House, Bluffton. $39 for lunch and tour; $24 for lunch only. Reservations requested by Dec. 2. 843-705-7950

  • Hilton Head Island Winter Wonder Festival: 4-8 p.m. Dec. 9, Shelter Cove Community Park, Hilton Head Island. $10. 843-681-7273. www.islandreccenter.org

  • ARTworks' Mardi Gras gala: Jan. 28, The Shed, 809 Paris Ave., Port Royal. $60 through Dec. 15; $75 after Dec. 15. 843-379-2787, www.artworksinbeaufort.org

  • Hilton Head Heart Ball: Jan. 28, Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, 2 Grasslawn Blvd., Hilton Head Island. $200; $2,750 for tables of eight. 843-422-4542. judy.t.caramello@heart.org

  • A Taste of Beaufort Festival: May 4-5, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Beaufort. Free. www.downtownbeaufort.com

  • TOURNAMENTS AND RACES

  • Band of Blue third annual Palmetto Classic Stride 5k walk/run: 6:30 a.m. Nov. 19, Great Swamp Sanctuary, Walterboro. 843-908-0319. www.bandofblue.org

  • Island Charities second annual 10K and 5K walk and The Morgan Dash: Benefits Lowcountry Autism Foundation, Cancer Research and the newly formed Island Charities Scholarship. 7 a.m. Nov. 19, Cat Island. $5. www.theislandcharities.com

  • The Jazz Corner's Seventh annual Golf Tournament: Benefits Junior Jazz Foundation. 10 a.m. Nov. 19, Arthur Hills Course, Palmetto Hall Plantation, Hilton Head Island. $300 a team; $100 a person. 843-842-8620. kelli@thejazzcorner.com

  • * Inaugural Sporting Clays Shoot: Benefits Children's Relief Fund. 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Forest City Gun Club, 9203 Ferguson Ave., Savannah. Team of four is $800; individual shooters are $200 (includes golf cart, lunch, hat and shells). 912-547-1464. www.forestcitygunclub.com

  • Trot for Tots 5k, hosted by students in the University of South Carolina Beaufort's Sport Event Management course: Benefits Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. 5:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Habersham Marketplace, 13 Market, Beaufort. 843-208-8030. www.uscb.edu

  • HEALTH AND WELLNESS

  • Blood Alliance Carolina vs. Clemson Blood Drive: noon-6 p.m. Nov. 17, Junior Service League of Beaufort, 1001A Boundary St., Beaufort. 843-522-5101

  • Sea Island Quilters meeting: 6 p.m. Nov. 17, Praise Assembly, 800 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. 843-525-6155

  • Blood Alliance blood drive: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 19, Love House Ministries, 423C Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. 843-263-4045

  • Blood Alliance blood drive: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 20, Piggly Wiggly, 17 Lagoon Road, Hilton Head Island. 904-465-6237

  • Blood Alliance blood drive: 1-5 p.m. Nov. 21, Bluffton Business Club, 217 Goethe Road, Bluffton.843-757-9983

  • Blood Alliance blood drive: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 23, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, 476 Mount Pelia Road, Bluffton. 843-706-6552

  • Blood Alliance blood drive: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 25, Best Buy, 1007 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. 843-815-5590

  • * Blood Alliance blood drive: 1-5 p.m. Nov. 28, The Mall at Shelter Cove, 24 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-3090

  • Diabetic Foot Screening: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 30, Coastal Carolina Hospital, 1000 Medical Center Drive, Hardeeville. Free. 877-582-2737. www.coastalhospital.com

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive: noon-6 p.m. Dec. 1, Carteret Street United Methodist Church, 408 Cartetet St., Beaufort. 843-522-2073. merle13@embarqmail.com. www.givelife.org

  • Bereavement Support Group, hosted by United Hospice: 5:30-7 p.m. Dec. 8, United Hospice, 1605 North St., Beaufort. Free. 843-522-0476

  • LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Discussion of Civil War with Toby Julian, author of "Forever Wave, The Shaping of America": 1:30 p.m. Nov. 22, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6525

  • Lowcountry Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration: Dec. 1-4, various locations, Hilton Head Island. $325 for four-day ticket ($375 after Nov. 10); $150 for Dec. 1; $150 for Dec. 2; $100 for Dec. 3

  • * Civil War Symposium with Lawrence Rowland and Stephen Hoffius, co-editors of "The Civil War in South Carolina: Selections from the South Carolina Historical Magazine": 9:30 a.m. Dec. 3, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Planatation Road, Hilton Head Island. Call for ticketing options. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org/civilwar.html

    * "Evening with Walter Isaacson," author of "Steve Jobs," the biography: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Trustees Theater, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. $10. 912-525-5050. www.savannahmusicfestival.org

    * "Batty about Bats": 3 p.m. Nov. 18, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $7. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. www.cosataldiscovery.org

  • "Humanity in the Midst of War: Introduction to International Humanitarian Law," presented by Red Cross: 5-9 p.m. Nov. 29, Palmetto Service Center, 59 Sheridan Park Circle, Bluffton. 843-757-7437. www.lowcountryredcross.org

  • CLUBS AND SPECIAL INTERESTS

  • Military Retirees' Meeting and Seminar: 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 19, Naval Hospital, 1 Pinckney Blvd., Beaufort. Free flu and pneumonia shots and coffee and donuts. 843-522-3476, 843-263-2513

  • Apple Open Lab: Experienced user will answer questions about your MacBook, iPhone, iPad or iPod. 3-4:30 p.m. Nov. 19, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6503

  • Basic Computer Skills for Spanish-Speaking Adults: 5-7 p.m. Nov. 21, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free

  • Windows Basics for Computer Beginners: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 28-30, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6503

  • "Introduction to Microsoft Powerpoint": 2-4 p.m. Nov. 28 and 30 and Dec. 2, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6503

  • AARP Driver Safety Course for drivers older than 50: 1-5 p.m. Dec. 3-4, Sea Pines Community Center, 70 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. AARP membership is not required. $14; $12 for AARP members. 843-671-2594

  • American Association of University Women Holiday Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. Dec. 6, Sea Pines Country Club, 30 Governors Road, Hilton Head Island. $25. 843-341-6638

  • Archaeological Society of South Carolina, Hilton Head Chapter's Christmas Social: 7 p.m. Dec. 6, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-363-5058. www.assc.net

  • League of Women Voters of Hilton Head Island/Bluffton Area's Holiday Luncheon, featuring guest speaker Dr. Valerie Truesdale on "The Importance of Civic Engagement": 11:30 a.m. Dec. 7, Moss Creek Clubhouse, Moss Creek, Bluffton. $26. 843-681-6448

  • AARP Meeting with guest speaker Harry Walker of the American Red Cross: 1 p.m. Dec. 12, Palmetto Electric Cooperative Building, 1 Cooperative Way, Hardeeville

  • * Basic Computer Skills for Spanish-Speaking Adults: 5-7 p.m. Dec. 12, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free

    * "Growing Fruits & Nuts at Home": 5:30 p.m. Dec. 12, Beaufort County Extension Service, 102 Industrial Village, Beaufort. $10; $15 for couples. 843-255-6060. vmanigo@clemson.edu. www.clemson.edu/extension/county/beaufort

  • Beaufort County Master Gardener workshop: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 10-April 3, Beaufort County Extension Service, 102 Industrial Village, Beaufort. $300. 843-255-6060. lrose@clemson.edu. www.clemson.edu/extension/county/beaufort

  • VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Bluffton library's "Computer Help for Job Seekers Lab": 2-3 p.m. every Tuesday, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. 843-255-6503

  • Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry's New Volunteer Information Session: 1-3 p.m. Nov. 28, Beaufort Literacy Center, 1403 Prince St., Beaufort. Reservations requested. 843-525-6658

  • The Island Packet is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

    Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service