Calendar of Lowcountry Events

info@islandpacket.comFebruary 22, 2012 

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ARTS

Theater
  • "Alice in Wonderland," presented by Main Street Youth Theatre: 7 p.m. Feb. 23-24 and 2 p.m Feb. 24, Hilton Head Island Elementary School for the Creative Arts, 10 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. $15; $5 for students. 843-689-6246. www.msyt.org

  • "The Cocktail Hour," presented by South Carolina Repertory Company: Through March 4, South Carolina Repertory Company, 136 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-342-2057. www.hiltonheadtheatre.com

  • "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," presented by The May River Theatre Co.: 8 p.m. Feb. 24, 25, March 2 and 3 and 3 p.m. Feb. 26 and March 4, Bluffton Town Hall's Ulmer Auditorium, 20 Bridge St., Bluffton. $20. 843-837-7798. www.mayrivertheatre.com

  • "Rare, Rich & Racy: Mark Twain's Final Tour," presented by Stan Gill: 7 p.m. Feb. 25 and 3 p.m. Feb. 26, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $17. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

  • * "Lend Me a Tenor": 8 p.m. through Feb. 26, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $44; $31 for children. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

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

  • Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors," presented by The Acting Company: 8 p.m. March 2, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $47; $33 for children; $43 for groups. 843-842-ARTS. www.artshhi.com
  • "Verdi's La Traviata," presented by The Palmetto Opera and Teatro Lirico D'Europa: 7 p.m. March 3, Koger Center of the Arts, 1051 Greene Street, Columbia. $43. 803-251-2222. www.capitoltickets.com

  • "Menopause The Musical": 7:30 p.m. March 8-10 and 2 p.m. March 10, Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. $47-$53. 912-525-5050. www.lucastheatre.com
  • Youth Arts Fest: noon to 4 p.m. March 3, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com
  • "All Shook Up": 7 p.m. March 8-10, Visual Performing Arts Center, Hilton Head Island High School, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head. $12; $8 for children. 843-681-2878
  • "Celtic Crossroads": 8 p.m. March 12, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $38; $28 for children. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

  • "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," presented by the Beaufort Theatre Company: 7:30 p.m. March 15-17 and 3 p.m. March 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, 136 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-342-2057.

  • "Catholic School Girls," presented by Misspent Youth Productions: March 22-25 and March 29-April 1, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $17; $12 for students; $7 for children; $12 for groups. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org
  • "How I Became a Pirate": April 11-15, Main Street Youth Theater, 25 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6246. epyle@msyt.org

  • "Wicked": April 18-April 29, North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston. 843-529-5050. www.coliseumpac.com

  • "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

  • "Tea at Five," presented by South Carolina Repertory Company: May 1-13, South Carolina Repertory Company, 136 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-342-2057 www.hiltonheadtheatre.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

  • "Picasso at the Lapin Agile," presented by Palmetto Theater Experiment: May 31-June 3 and June 7-10, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $17; $12 for students; $7 for children; $12 for groups. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

  • "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

  • "W;T," presented by Misspent Youth Productions: Sept. 6-9 and Sept. 13-16, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $17; $12 for students; $7 for children; $12 for groups. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

  • "The Misanthrope," presented by Palmetto Theater Experiment: Nov. 8-11 and Nov. 15-18, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $17; $12 for students; $7 for children; $12 for groups. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

  • Auditions
  • The Vagina Monologues: 7-9 p.m. Feb. 21 and 22, University of South Carolina Beaufort, 1 University Blvd., Bluffton. All ages are welcome. gibbsas@email.uscb.edu
  • SCAD Filmmakers Winter Casting Call: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 25, Adler Hall, 532 Indian St., Savannah. Men, women and children of all ages are encouraged to attend.
  • "Evita" auditions: 7-9 p.m. Feb. 27-28, May River Theater Company, 7 Button Bush Lane, Hilton Head Island. The production calls for four leading performers, the supporting performers and a chorus of 20. The emphasis for all performers is requirement for strong voices. 843-837-7798

  • Dance

  • "ArtStart Pre-Dance" -- designed to enhance kinesthetic awareness and develop motor movement skills in ages 2-5: 11-11:45 a.m. (for ages 2-3) and noon-12:45 p.m. (for ages 4-5) Feb. 22 and 29, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $60. 843-686-3945, ext. 233. www.artshhi.com
  • Music

  • 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

  • "Razzle Dazzle 'Em!" presented by The Hilton Head Shore Notes women's a cappella chorus: 7 p.m. Feb. 25, Hilton Head Island High School's Visual & Performing Arts Center, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. Featured guests are the HH Plantation Big Band and The Vocal Jazz Project. Tickets are $15 and available at Burke's Pharmacy, Pretty Papers, Markel's and All Four Paws. A portion of the profits will be donated to the musical enrichment program at Memory Matters. www.hiltonheadshorenotes.com
  • American Guild of Organists Low Country Chapter meeting: 7:15 p.m. Feb. 25, All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. 888-840-0152. www.lowcountryago.org
  • Bluegrass Concert featuring "The Foxfire Boys": 2:30-4:15 p.m. Feb. 26, Grace Community Church, 450 Spanish Wells Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-5739

  • Violinist Emma Steele: 5 p.m. Feb. 26, Fripp Island Community Centre, 205 Tarpon Blvd., Fripp Island. $20; $10 for students. 843-838-6655. www.islc.net/friendsofmusic
  • The Romantics: Brahms and Rachmaninoff, presented by the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra: 8 p.m. Feb. 27, First Presbyterian Church, 235 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2055. www.hhso.org

  • 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

  • "Mendelssohn Mania," presented by Beaufort Symphony Orchestra: 8 p.m. March 1 and 3 p.m. March 4, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $35. 877-548-3237. www.beaufortorchestra.org
  • Barbershoppers Present Jolson's "You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet": 7:30 p.m. March 2 and 3, Hilton Head High School's Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. $15; $20. 843-290-9517. www.hhibarbershoppers.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
  • Savannah Wind Symphony Fall Concert: 7:30 p.m. March 6, Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St., Savannah. $14. 912-344-2801
  • Bach Birthday Bash, presented by the American Guild of Organists Low Country Chapter: noon March 9, St. Luke's Church, 50 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. Free. 888-840-0152. www.lowcountryago.org
  • Jazz-Just Across the River, Seven String Heaven, presented by the Coastal Jazz Association: 5 p.m. March 11, The Westin, 1 Resort Drive, Savannah. $10. 912-201-2000

  • Verdi's "Attila," presented by Opera Lovers of Hilton Head: 1 p.m. March 14, The Seabrook, Greenwood Avenue, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-2610
  • Children of the World in Concert: 10 a.m. March 15, Hilton Head Christian Academy, 55 Gardner Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-2878. www.hhca.org
  • Hilton Head Choral Society presents Vienna Boys Choir: 8 p.m. March 17, Holy Family Catholic Church, 24 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. 843-686-2228

  • Chamber Music Charleston -- music for strings and guitar: 7:30 p.m. March 26, All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. $20. 843-763-4941. www.chambermusiccharleston.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 Lane, Hilton Head Island. $44. 888-860-2787. www.tickets.artshhi.com

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

  • Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin," presented by Opera Lovers of Hilton Head: 1 p.m. April 11, The Seabrook, Greenwood Avenue, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-2610

  • 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

  • "Primavera Pops," presented by Beaufort Symphony Orchestra: 8 p.m. May 3 and 3 p.m. May 6, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $35. 877-548-3237. www.beaufortorchestra.org

  • Lehar's "The Merry Widow," presented by Opera Lovers of Hilton Head: 1 p.m. May 9, The Seabrook, Greenwood Avenue, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-2610

  • "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

  • 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. 843-290-9517, 843-384-9480. www.hhibarbershoppers.org

  • Beaufort Belles women's chorus: New members welcome. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays, Baptist Church of Beaufort, 600 Charles St., 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

  • Beaufort Harbormasters: 6:45 p.m. Mondays, Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady's Island Drive, Beaufort. www.beaufortharbormasters.org

  • Hilton Head Jazz Ensemble: 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
  • 2012 Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration: Exhibits runs through Feb. 24, The Walter Greer Gallery, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head. 843-255-7304. www.gullahcelebration.com
  • Re-Nude: 6-10 p.m. Feb. 24, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $15-$20. 843-379-2787. www.pphsinc.org/cart

  • Art of collagist James Denmark and grandson Dimitri: Exhibits runs through Feb. 29, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org
  • James J. Davis Early Learning Center and Whale Branch Elementary Young Artist Showcase 2012: 6-7:30 p.m. March 2, Whale Branch Elementary School, 15 Stuart Point Road, Beaufort. 843-986-1102. www.bcbcc.org

  • "Slavery By Another Name" -- paintings and assemblages by Robert Claiborne Morris: Exhibits runs through March 4, Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St., Savannah. Free for Telfair Museum members; $20 for nonmembers. 912-790-8800. www.telfair.org
  • Youth Art Exhibit: Exhibits runs through March 7, 9 W. Henry St., Savannah. 912-651-6783. www.savannahga.gov/arts

  • "Color Melange," by Bonnie L. Mason, presented by Society of Bluffton Artists: Exhibits runs through March 10, Society of Bluffton Artists Gallery, 48 Boundary St., Bluffton. 843-757-6586

  • 2012 All Saints Garden Tour "Exhibit of Floral Art": Exhibits runs through March 16, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head. Artist's reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 28.

  • "Gullah Art: A Legacy of Preservation" -- a traveling art exhibition by the Chuma Art Gallery of Charleston: Exhibit runs through March 24. The York W. Bailey Museum at the Penn Center, 16 Penn Center Circle West, St. Helena Island. $5. www.penncenter.com
  • "Celebration of Paint and Water," by Lynda K. Potter: Exhibits runs through March 31, The Art League of Hilton Head, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. March 2. 843-681-5060. www.artleaguehhi.org
  • 2012 Women's Words of Wisdom challenge quilts, presented by The Sea Island Quilters: Opening reception is 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 24. Exhibit runs through March 4, University of South Carolina Beaufort, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. 843-838-9857. ellensteve@embarqmail.com
  • "New Work," by Carol Henry: 5:30-9 p.m. March 9-April 1, Charles Street Gallery, 914 Charles St., Beaufort. 843-521-9054. thecharlesstreetgallery.com
  • Low Country Living-An Artists Perspective: Opening reception is 4-7 p.m. March 9, Four Corners Gallery, 1263 B May River Rd, Bluffton. 843-757-8185
  • Karis Art Gallery Exhibition: 5-7 p.m. March 9, Karis Art Gallery, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, C-4, Village at Wexford, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-5100. www.karisartgallery.com
  • The Black Leaders of Beaufort County Portrait Project: 3-5 p.m. March 24, LyBensons Gallery, 211 Charles Street, Beaufort. 843-522-3094

  • "Field Hands," by Brian Antoine Woods, presented by Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs: Through June 29, Midtown Municipal Building, 601 E. 66th St., Savannah

  • Call for artists

  • 2012 Art League of Hilton Head's Heritage Poster Competition: Entries due by 4 p.m. Feb. 25. Artists are invited to submit one or more creative artworks that are related to the Heritage golf tournament. The artwork should roughly be in proportion to the poster (14x11). There is a $10 entry fee per item and 35 percent commission on any sales of original art submitted. www.artleaguehhi.org

  • Fifth annual Factor Prize for Southern Art presented by the Gibbes Museum of Art: Entries for the annual award can be made at www.factorprize.org through Feb. 28. The Factor Prize award and $10,000 cash prize goes to an artist whose work demonstrates the highest level of artistic achievement in any media.
  • Society of Bluffton Artists: Black and White Judged Photography Exhibition: Entries due by March 5. Fee per entry: $15 for SOBA members; $25 for nonmembers. Get entry forms at the SOBA Gallery, 48 Boundary St., Bluffton. 843-290-3684

  • 10th annual Artist Showcase 2012 presented by the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce: Artists must submit their applications by April 1 to secure exhibit space for the showcase May 25-26. The event is open to local and visiting exhibitors presenting original and print work. Artists may obtain an application at the chamber office or via emailed request to beaufortblack@gmail.com. www.bcbcc.org

  • Third annual A.R.T. Art Recycled from Trash: April 2-28, Picture This Gallery, 78 D Arrow Road, Hilton Head Island. Applications due by March 1 are $25 each (two maximum). All original artwork must be at least 75 percent recycled, re-used and repurposed from elements that were originally manufactured. 843-842-5299. www.picturethishiltonhead.com
  • Open studios and classes

  • "Heads Up! Painting a Portrait from the Very Beginning," with Ted Jordan: 9 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays through Feb. 22, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $180 for members; $210 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

  • "Designing with Nature," with Joanna Chalson: 12:30-3:30 p.m., Wednesdays through Feb. 22, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $180 for members; $210 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

  • "Lunch with the Masters with the Post Impressionists" with Don Nagel: Noon-1 p.m., Thursdays through Feb. 23, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

  • "Draw What You See -- Continue Your Journey," with Mary Grayson Segars: 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 28, ArtLofts, 208B Carteret St., Beaufort. $125. 843-252-8346. www.artloftsbeaufort.com

  • "Just Drawing," with Joyce Nagel: 1-4 p.m. Mondays through Feb. 27, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $210 for members; $245 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

  • "Basketry Combinations & Innovations," with Kim Keats: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 28, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $80. 843-384-2435. keatskim@yahoo.com

  • "Color Theory," with Alex Sharma: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 23 and 27, Society of Bluffton Artists, 48 Boundary St., Bluffton. $150 for members; $170 for nonmembers. 843-247-2868. www.sobagalleryonline.com

  • "Oil Painting Workshop," with Mary Grayson Segars: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 27-29, ArtLofts, 208B Carteret St., Beaufort. $150. 843-812-9509. www.artloftsbeaufort.com
  • The Art of Becoming an Artist: 6-8 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 6, S.P.A.C.E. Studios, 9 West Henry St., Savannah. 912-651-6417. eseals@savannahga.gov
  • Tai Chi Easy Leader Training program: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 3, 9, and 10, All Saints Episcopal Church in the Community Room, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. 843-715-0104. ArchinacoL@aol.com

  • "Oil Painting -- Intro to Oil/Acrylic with Dennis Lake: 9 a.m.-noon March 2, 16, 23, 30, Society of Bluffton Artists, 48 Boundary St., Bluffton. $120 for members; $140 for nonmembers. 843-247-2868. www.sobagalleryonline.com

  • "Last Steps to a Finished Painting," with Mary Kelly: 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. March 5, Society of Bluffton Artists, 48 Boundary St., Bluffton. $30 for members; $35 for nonmembers. 843-247-2868. www.sobagalleryonline.com

  • "Exploring Your Creativity in Watercolor," with Janet Dent: 9 a.m.-noon, Mondays through March 5, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $240 for members; $280 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

  • "Drawing" with Mary Ann Putzier: 9 a.m.-noon March 7-9, Society of Bluffton Artists, 48 Boundary St., Bluffton. $90 for members; $105 for nonmembers. 843-247-2868. www.sobagalleryonline.com

  • "Brick by Brick--Design," with the Academy Team: 9 a.m.-noon, Fridays through March 9, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $270 for members; $315 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

  • "Experimental Printmaking," with Joanna Chalson: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through March 13, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $270 for members; $315 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

  • "Watercolor Pencils," with Pam Johnson Brickell: 9 a.m.-noon March 17, Society of Bluffton Artists, 48 Boundary St., Bluffton. $30 for members; $35 for nonmembers. 843-247-2868. www.sobagalleryonline.com

  • "Brick by Brick -- Drawing," with the Academy Team: 1-4 p.m. Fridays through March 23, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $240 for members; $280 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org
  • Getting to Know Watercolor: 9 a.m.-noon March 24, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $45. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

  • "Open Painting -- Anything Goes," with Ted Jordan: 9 a.m.-noon Thursdays through March 29, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $360 for members; $420 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

  • "Watercolor Landscape Workshop," with Alexandra Sharma: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 5-6, Society of Bluffton Artists, 48 Boundary St., Bluffton. $120 for members; $140 for nonmembers. 843-247-2868. www.sobagalleryonline.com

  • "Anything Goes Watercolor," with Marilyn Dizikes: 1-4 p.m. April 10-12, Society of Bluffton Artists, 48 Boundary St., Bluffton. $90 for members; $105 for nonmembers. 843-247-2868. www.sobagalleryonline.com

  • "Photoshop for Painters," with Daryl Urig: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 26-28, Society of Bluffton Artists, 48 Boundary St., Bluffton. $240 for members; $270 for nonmembers. 843-247-2868. www.sobagalleryonline.com

  • Plein Air Lowcountry, with Daryl Urig: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 29-31, Society of Bluffton Artists, 48 Boundary St., Bluffton. $240 for members; $270 for nonmembers. 843-247-2868. www.sobagalleryonline.com
  • Film

  • Film Seminar Series hosted by Bill Garton, presented by Friends of the Hilton Head Island Library: 2 p.m. Thursdays through March 8, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org
  • SCAD Filmmakers Winter Casting Call: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 25, Adler Hall, 532 Indian St., Savannah. Men, women and children of all ages are encouraged to attend.
  • The Shakespeare Film Series -- "Romeo and Juliet" (1968), presented by Savannah College of Art and Design: 2 p.m. Feb. 26, 601 Turner Blvd., Savannah. 912-525-7191. www.scad.edu
  • The Shakespeare Film Series -- "Richard III" (1995), presented by Savannah College of Art and Design: 4 p.m. March 2, 601 Turner Blvd., Savannah. 912-525-7191. www.scad.edu

  • "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

  • The Shakespeare Film Series -- Fred M. Wilcox's "Forbidden Planet" (1956), presented by Savannah College of Art and Design: 2 p.m. March 4, 601 Turner Boulevard, Savannah. 912-525-7191. www.scad.edu

  • "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

  • Beaufort Writers meeting: 4:30-6 p.m. Feb. 28, Beaufort County Airport Conference Room, Lady's Island. 843-597-3910

  • 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

  • C. Hope Clark, author of "A Lowcountry Bribe," presented by Beaufort ProWriters at ARTworks: 8:30 p.m. Feb. 21, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $10. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org
  • Book Break -- Maureen Richards reviews "Seed from Madagascar," by Duncan Clinch Heyward, and "A Confederate Lady Comes of Age: The Journal of Pauline Decaradeuc Heyward, 1863-1888, edited by Mary D. Robertson: noon Feb. 22, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road. Free. 843-255-6500. 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

  • "Trusting Your Authentic Voice: From the Mat to the Page" -- an inspiring combination of yoga and writing: 1-5 p.m. Feb. 25, Yoga Chandra Center, Lady's Island Marina #12. $45. 843-379-5886, 843-812-6099
  • A Sunday Afternoon of Memoir: 2-4 p.m. Feb. 26, 72 Bostick Circle, Beaufort. $35. 843-379-588., ktandybrown@gmail.com

  • Books Sandwiched In -- Rebecca Sprecher reviews her book "Flying: A Novel," co-authored with Paula Helfrich: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 27, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. Free. 843-255-6458. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org
  • Valerie Wilson Book Launch Event: 3:30-5p.m. March 1, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, 2 Grasslawn Ave., Hilton Head Island. 212-843-9341

  • Lowcountry Writer's Critique Workshop with Stephanie Austin Edwards: 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays through March 7, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $100. steffed65@islc.net. 843-597-3910. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

  • Beaufort Intergalactic Storytelling Festival presented by ARTworks, Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry and the Lowcountry Storytellers Guild: March 8-10, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

  • Beaufort Writers meeting: 4:30-6 p.m. March 13 and 27, Beaufort County Airport Conference Room, Lady's Island. 843-597-3910

  • Michael Parker, author of "The Watery Part of the World," 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

  • Royal Comedy Tour with Sommore, Earthquake, Mark Curry and Tony Rock: 7 p.m. March 23, Martin Luther King Jr. Arena, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah. $38-$46. 800-351-7469, 912-651-6556. www.savannahga.gov

  • Daniel Tosh: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. April 10, Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah. 912-651-6556. www.savannahcivic.com
  • Culinary

  • Farmers Market of Bluffton: noon-4 p.m. Feb. 23 and March 8, Calhoun Street, Bluffton. 843-415-2447. www.farmersmarketbluffton.org

  • Recipe Exchange: 4-5 p.m. Feb. 24, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Adults are asked to bring in their favorite snack food and the recipe for it to celebrate National Snack Food Month. Copies of the recipes will be distributed to everyone who shows up. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

  • "Knife Skills & Culinary Basics 102" cooking class, presented by Technical College of the Lowcountry and Hilton Head Health Culinary Arts Center: 9:30 a.m.-noon March 3, Hilton Head Health, 14 Valencia Road, Hilton Head Island. $150. 843-525-8205. www.tcl.edu
  • Hilton Head Wine and Food Festival: March 5-10. $59-$89. www.hiltonheadwineandfood.com

  • "Local Cuisine 103" cooking class presented by Technical College of the Lowcountry and Hilton Head Health Culinary Arts Center: 9:30 a.m.-noon April 7, Hilton Head Health, 14 Valencia Road, Hilton Head Island. $150. 843-525-8205. www.tcl.edu
  • KIDS AND FAMILIES

  • "Imagination Hour" at The Sandbox Children's Museum: 10 a.m. Thursdays through March 29, The Sandbox Interactive Children's Museum, 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. Free with cost of admission ($6). 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

  • "Game On -- Gaming in the Library": 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursdays through Feb. 23, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

  • "Curious George" for ages 4-8: 4 p.m. Feb. 27, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

  • "Silly Ducks Storytime": 2 p.m. Feb. 28, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

  • "Book Stars" for ages 4-8: 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 28, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

  • "ArtStart Pre-Dance" -- designed to enhance kinesthetic awareness and develop motor movement skills in ages 2-5: 11-11:45 a.m. (for ages 2-3) and noon-12:45 p.m. (for ages 4-5) Wednesdays through Feb. 29, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $60. 843-686-3945, ext. 233. www.artshhi.com

  • "Book Babies" for children up to age 2: 11 a.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 29, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

  • "Weird Science Wednesday" -- experience revolting recipes and explore the wacky world of science: 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 29, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

  • "Hand-Crafted Creations" for ages 6-9: 4-5:30 p.m., Tuesdays through March 6, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $50. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

  • "Artmaking in the Afternoon!" for ages 10-15: 4-5:30 p.m., Tuesdays through March 6, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $50. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

  • "Printmaking" for ages 6-9: 4-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays through March 7, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $50. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

  • "Hammered Metal" for ages 11-16: 4-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays through March 7, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $50. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

  • "Theatrical Movement," with Heather Denardo, for ages 6-9: 4-5:30 p.m., Thursdays through March 8, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $50. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

  • "Adventure Stories by Lowcountry Kids," with Lisa Rentz, for ages 9-16: 4-5:30 p.m., Thursdays through March 8, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $50. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org
  • "Animals of the Lowcountry": 11 a.m. March 10, Hilton Head library, 11 Beach City Road. 843-255-6500. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

  • Harlem Globetrotters: 7 p.m. March 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Arena, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah. $35-$55. 800-351-7469, 912-651-6556. www.savannahga.gov
  • The Coastal Discovery Museum Family Fishing for children: 10 a.m. March 22, The Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $20. 843-689-6767, ext 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org
  • The Coastal Discovery Museum Eastern Bluebird Nesting Box workshop for kids: 9:30 a.m. March 26, The Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $25. 843-689-6767, ext 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org
  • The Coastal Discovery Museum "Indigo Tie-Dye" program: 10:30 a.m. March 29, The Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Road, Hilton Head Island. $10 (ages 7-12). 843-689-6767, ext 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org
  • Yostie's Puppetry: Toy Theatre: 10 a.m. to noon March 31, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $25. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com
  • The Coastal Discovery Museum Garden workshop for children: 11 a.m. April 3, The Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $20. 843-689-6767, ext 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

  • "Lapsit Storytime": For babies 8 months-24 months. 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays through April 24, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

  • "Storytime" for ages 3-7: 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through April 24, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org
  • Ongoing events

  • The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $6. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org
  • OUTDOORS/WILDLIFE
  • "Remarkable Wildlife of St. Catherine's Island," presented by Fripp Audubon: 7 p.m. Feb. 23, Fripp Community Centre, 225 Tarpon Blvd., Fripp Island. 843-441-2153. pete.richards@comcast.net
  • The 10th Annual Savannah Boat and Outdoor Show: March 2-4, Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Drive, Savannah. 864-250-9713. www.JBMShows.com
  • Kids Helping Kids Help the Environment Recycle: 8:30-11 a.m. March 3, Chaplin Community Park, Hilton Head Island. The first 200 volunteers receive a free T-shirt. 843-837-4005

  • Hilton Head Island Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 3-4, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Parking is $7 a day or $10 for both days. www.coastaldiscovery.org

  • Safe Boating Class: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. March 3 and 10, Hilton Head Boathouse, 405 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. $75; $100 a couple; $20 on the water. 843-785-8876. www.hhsps.org
  • "Bird Watching Program," presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum: 7:30 a.m. March 7 and 21, Pinckney Island. $12. 843-689-6767, ext 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org
  • Marsh Tacky Run & Exhibition: 1 p.m. March 18, Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island. www.gullahcelebration.com
  • Safe Boating Class, presented by Hilton Head Sail and Power Squadron: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. March 31 and April 7, University of South Carolina Beaufort Hilton Head Gateway Campus, 1 University Blvd., Bluffton. $145. 843-785-8876. www.hhsps.org
  • FESTIVALS, CELEBRATIONS AND BENEFITS

  • Community donation yoga class: Benefits local charities. Noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays through March 3, Jiva Yoga Center, 1032 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Suggested donation is $5. 843-247-4549. www.jivayogacenter.com
  • Relay for Rocks: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Coastal Plains Insurance of the Low Country, 6 Johnston Way, Bluffton. $25. 843-706-3006

  • Fifth annual Beaufort Irish Festival's "Evening in Ireland": 6-9 p.m. Feb. 24, Best Western Sea Island Inn, 1015 Bay St., Beaufort. $45. www.beaufortirishfestival.org

  • "Re-Nude" art sale and fundraiser: Benefits Planned Parenthood. 6-10 p.m. Feb. 24, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. www.pphsinc.org/events

  • Relay for Life Applebee's pancake breakfast: Benefits Relay for Life Hilton Head. 7:30-9:30 a.m. Feb. 25, Applebee's, 200 Museum St., Hilton Head Island. $5. 843-757-7450. www.relayforlife.org/hiltonheadsc
  • Gullah Men and Friends "Wha Cook" presented as part of the 16th annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration: 11 a.m. Feb. 25, St. James Baptist Church Annex, 209 Dillon Road, Hilton Head Island. www.gullahcelebration.com
  • Walgreens pet photo shoot: Benefits Malachi's Foundation. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 25, Three Black Dogs, 33 Ulmer Road, Bluffton. $10. 843-706-3456

  • Fifth annual Beaufort Irish Festival's "Irish Family Festival": Noon-4 p.m. Feb. 25, Quality Inn, 2001 Boundary St., Beaufort. $10; free for children 12 and under. www.beaufortirishfestival.org

  • Red Apron Chili Cookoff: Benefits Bluffton Self Help. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 25, Tanger 2 Outlet Center, Bluffton. $35 to enter the cookoff; $15 for spectators who don't bring donations; $10 for spectators who bring non-perishable food items. 843-757-8000. lili@blufftonselfhelp.org. www.blufftonselfhelp.org

  • Second annual A-Town Get Down Music Festival: Benefits Savannah College of Art and Design scholarship funds. 7 p.m. Feb. 25, Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St., Savannah. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. www.a-towngetdown.com

  • Fifth annual Beaufort Irish Festival's "Irish Pub Night": 9 p.m. Feb. 25, Luther's Rare & Well-Done, 910 Bay St., Beaufort. www.beaufortirishfestival.org

  • Fifth annual Beaufort Irish Festival's "Jam Session": 1-4 p.m. Feb. 26, Luther's Rare & Well-Done, 910 Bay St., Beaufort. www.beaufortirishfestival.org
  • Chili dinner presented by the Bluffton Firefighters Auxiliary: Benefits the auxiliary. 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Feb. 26, Bluffton Township Fire District Headquarters, 357 Fording Island Road. $7; $5 kids/seniors. Cost includes chili, cornbread, dessert and drink.
  • IHOP National Pancake Day: Benefits the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' program at Backus Children's Hospital at Memorial Health University Medical Center, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Feb. 28, local IHOP locations. www.ihoppancakeday.com

  • Trivia night presented by The Low Country, SC Chapter of the Kappa Delta Alumnae Association: Benefits Child Abuse Prevention Association. 7 p.m. Feb. 29, The Lodge, 7 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-290-6624. frveldran@aol.com
  • Red Cross New Volunteer Orientation and Disaster Services Overview Training: 6-9 p.m. March 1 and 13, Palmetto Service Center, 59 Sheridan Park Circle, Bluffton. 843-757-7437. www.lowcountryredcross.org

  • "Jewels and Jeans" presented by the Beaufort County School District's Foundation for Educational Excellence: Benefits the Foundation for Educational Excellence's Innovative Teacher Grant Program. 6-9 p.m. March 2, The Country Club of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Island. $40. 843-322-2306. www.foundationedexcellence.com

  • "We Love Being Here With You" fundraiser for Sun City Lion's Club charities: 7 p.m. March 2, Magnolia Hall, Sun City. $20. 843-705-6236
  • Bluffton Gullah Festival: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 3, Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, 42 Wharf St., Bluffton. 843-338-0534
  • 7th annual Oyster Roast and International Microbrew Festival: 1 p.m. March 3, The Live Oaks Park, Port Royal. 843-227-1280.

  • Hilton Head Island Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 3-4, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Parking is $7 a day or $10 for both days. www.coastaldiscovery.org
  • Savannah Stopover music festival: March 7-10. www.savannahstopover.com
  • 2nd annual Jazz at the Beach: 2-6 p.m. March 3, Tybee Island Social Club, 1311 Butler Avenue, Tybee Island. $30 a person. 912-232-6002. www.savannahphilharmonic.org
  • Heckler's Unique Sports Bar & Grill pancake breakfast: Benefits the Make A Wish Foundation. 11 a.m. March 4, Heckler's Unique Sports Bar & Grill, 2121 Boundary St., Suite 100, Beaufort. 843-379-2090
  • Hilton Head Heroes Spring Wine Tasting: 3:30-5:30 p.m. March 4, Jump and Phil's, 7 Greenwood Drive #3, Hilton Head Island. $20. 843-384-7847
  • Dine for Palmetto Animal League: March 6-8, lunch and dinner. Print a coupon from www.PalmettoAnimalLeague.org and 20 percent of your check will be donated to PAL. Ruby Tuesday, 346 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort. 843-522-1972. RubyTuesday.com
  • Beaufort Intergalactic Storytelling Festival presented by ARTworks, Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry and the Lowcountry Storytellers Guild: March 8-10, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

  • Grand wine tasting and silent auction for the 2012 Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival: 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 9, Harbour Town Conference Center at The Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island. $65. 843-686-4944. www.hiltonheadwineandfood.com
  • First Presbyterian Church All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast: 7:30-9:30 a.m. March 10, Applebee's, 200 Museum St., Hilton Head Island. $5. 843-681-3696
  • Great Swamp Sanctuary Day: 9 a.m. March 10, 399 De Treville St., Walterboro. $10; $5 for students. 843-549-0011

  • 2012 Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival: Noon-3 p.m. March 10, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $45. 843-686-4944. www.hiltonheadwineandfood.com

  • Relay Rocks happy hour: Benefits Relay for Life Hilton Head. 5-7 p.m. March 15, Skull Creek Boathouse, 397 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. $20 donation for drinks and appetizers. 843-757-7450. www.relayforlife.org/hiltonheadsc
  • Lowcountry Civil War Round Table: 6:45 p.m. March 14, Bluffton High School Auditorium, 12 He Mccraken Circle, Bluffton. Presentation by Edwin Cole Bearss on the topic The Seven Days Battle. 843-705-5847.

  • * Bluffton Bold Beer Bash presented by Bear Foot Sports: 7-10 p.m. March 15, 32 Bruin St., Bluffton. $45 in advance; $55 at the door. 843-757-8520. www.boldbeerbash.com

    *18th annual Golf Tournament hosted by CAPA: 11 a.m. March 16, Hampton Hall Golf Course, 2 Hampton Hall Blvd., Bluffton. $520 teams; $140 individuals. 843-524-4350. www.capabeaufort.org

  • Driving Miss Daisy Gala Event: March 16, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head. $150-$250; sponsor tables are $3,500. 843-686-3945, ext. 303. www.artshhi.com

  • Wingfest: Benefits Hilton Head Island Recreation Association's Children's Scholarship Fund. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. March 24, Shelter Cove Community Park, Hilton Head Island. www.islandreccenter.org

  • World's Largest Yard Sale presented by Hilton Head Island High School and The Island Packet: Benefits Hilton Head Island High School. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 31, Hilton Head Island High School parking lot, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head. Booth space is available for $55. Applications can be found at www.islandpacket.com/yardsale. 843-689-4811
  • Walk and Talk: 9 a.m. April 14, Great Swamp Sanctuary, Walterboro. 843-538-4353. www.walterborosc.org
  • Walterboro Wings and Wheels: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 21, Walterboro Lowcountry Regional Airport, 537 Aviation Way, Walterboro. www.wings-n-wheels.org
  • Healing Heroes Golf Week hosted by The Independence Fund: Noon April 23, Callawassie Island Club; April 24, The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes; April 26, Sanctuary Golf Course; April 27, Fripp Island Ocean Point Links. $75 a person. 843-379-8877
  • Colleton County Rice Festival: April 27-29, downtown Walterboro. www.scfestival-rice.com.

  • Fifth annual Wounded Warrior Motorcycle Run: Benefits the Independence Fun and Lt. Dan Weekend. Noon April 28, AMVETS Post 70, 1831 Ribaut Road, Port Royal. $15. 843-263-5450. www.ltdanweekend.com

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

  • Relay For Life Hilton Head: Benefits Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society. 6 p.m. May 4, Island Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-757-7450. www.relayforlife.org/hiltonheadsc
  • Walk and Talk: 9 a.m. May 12, Great Swamp Sanctuary, Walterboro. 843-549-7658

  • "Yemassee on the Wright Track": 3-8 p.m. May 12, Auldbrass Plantation, Yemassee. $200. www.yemassee-sc.org
  • Walterboro Antiques, History & Arts Festival: May 18-19, Walterboro. 843-549-0011. www.scartisanscenter.com

  • Artist Showcase 2012 presented by the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce: Noon-8 p.m. May 25 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 26, Sea Island Best Western, 1015 Bay St., Beaufort. A reception is 5-7 p.m. May 25. Free. www.bcbcc.org
  • TOURNAMENTS AND RACES
  • Fish Creek 5K Fitness Walk/Run: 8 a.m. or 9 a.m. Feb. 25, St. James Baptist Church Annex, 209 Dillon Road, Hilton Head Island. $20. www.gullahcelebration.com

  • * 17th annual Subaru of Hilton Head Shamrock Run: 8 a.m. March 17, New York City Pizza, 81 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $30; $25 if purchased in advance. 843-757-8520. www.bearfootsports.com
  • Marsh Tacky Run & Exhibition: 1 p.m. March 18, Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island. www.gullahcelebration.com

  • Downtown Walterboro Criterium: 4 to 10 p.m. May 2, 843-538-4353. www.walterborosc.org

    HEALTH AND WELLNESS

  • "Stroller Strides," drop-in fitness classes for moms and babies, presented by Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services: 10-11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through Feb. 27, Charles "Lind" Brown Activity Center, 1001 Hamar St., Beaufort; and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Feb. 28, Burton Wells Recreation Center, 1 Middleton Recreation Drive, Burton. First class is free. $10 a class; $50 a month. 843-379-1039. aaronschranz@strollerstrides.net

  • "The Quest for Wellness" support group sponsored by First Presbyterian Church Health Ministries: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 28, south entrance classroom, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-422-0062, www.fpchhi.org

  • Community donation yoga class: For all levels. Benefits local charities. Noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays through March 3, Jiva Yoga Center, 1032 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. By donation ($5 suggested). 843-247-4549. www.jivayogacenter.com

  • Blood drive: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 24, Coastal Plains Insurance, 15 Bow Circle, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-7733, ext. 226. melyssa@coastalplains.com

  • "Sheldon Township Goes Red" walkathon: 8-10 a.m. Feb. 25, Whale Branch Middle School, 2009 Trask Parkway, Seabrook. Participants are asked to wear red T-shirts to support the National Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" campaign. 843-263-3913
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group of Beaufort County: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Hilton Head IB Elementary School, 30 School Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-726-1092. 843-521-3150. 843-521-2399
  • First Presbyterian Church Hilton Head Island Health Ministries Breast Cancer Awareness Program: 5 p.m. Feb. 28, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Dr. Virginia M. Herrmann, M.D., guest speaker. 843-681-3696. www.fpchhi.org
  • Health screening: 1-4 p.m. March 3, Comfort Suites, 23 Towne Drive, Bluffton. 843-815-1700.

  • Free vascular screenings for adults ages 50 and older: 9 a.m.-noon March 15, Hilton Head Hospital, Hilton Head Island. Call for appointment. 877-582-2737

  • "Healing Hearts" 10-week abortion recovery support group: 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays through April 12, Beaufort Women's Center, 25B Marshellen Drive, Beaufort. 843-525-0300
  • LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS
  • First Presbyterian Church business network forum: 7:45 a.m. Feb. 23, First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-6170. www.fpchhi.org

  • "Signatures are for writers: Making your mark without predicting your presence" presented by interior designer Will McGovern and Savannah College of Art and Design: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Museum of Art theater, 601 Turner Blvd., Savannah. Free. 912-525-6928. www.scad.org
  • Bridges Preparatory School public information meeting: 5-6 p.m. Feb. 24, YMCA of Beaufort, 1801 Richmond Ave., Port Royal. 843-812-5415

  • Hilton Head for Peace hosts peace activist and author David Swanson: 2 p.m. Feb. 25, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head. 603-264-6102

  • "New Fields, New Plough: The Preservation of Northern Beaufort County's Rural Heritage," by Evan Thompson, executive director of the Preservation Society of Charleston and former Historic Beaufort Foundation executive director: 6-7 p.m. Feb. 27, Verdier House, 801 Bay St., Beaufort. $15 for members; $25 for member couples; $20 for nonmembers; $30 for nonmember couples. 843-379-3331

  • "The Business Case for Sustainability" workshop hosted by Experience Green: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Palmetto Electric Co-op Community Room, 111 Mathews Drive, Hilton Head Island. $49. 843-882-7616. www.experiencegreen.org

  • * "Revolution & Rebellion" presented by Bill Altstaetter, chairman of History Studies at The Heritage Library: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $8 for members; $12 for member couples; $10 for nonmembers; $15 for nonmember couples. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org

  • "Sustainability as a Systemic Methodology," a sustainability roundtable with Sea Islands 2050 hosted by Experience Green: 3-5 p.m. Feb. 28, Palmetto Electric Co-op Community Room, 111 Mathews Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-882-7616. www.experiencegreen.org

  • "Advanced Family Tree Maker, Moving Beyond the Basics" with Carol Clemens: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 29, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $20 for members; $25 for nonmembers. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org

  • "Historic Preservation and the Team: Constructing partnerships for successful project implementation" presented by Ron Staley and Savannah College of Art and Design: 5:30 p.m. March 1, Museum of Art theater, 601 Turner Blvd., Savannah. Free. 912-525-6928. www.scad.org

  • The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at USCB presents Capt. Richard Phillips of the Maersk Alabama: 10 a.m. March 3, The Hilton Head Island High School Visual and Performing Arts Center, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head. $25. 843-208-8247.

  • "Spring Migration -- What to Watch and How to Find It": 3 p.m. March 8, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-3033. www.hiltonheadaudubon.org

  • "An Examination of Fourth Natures: Emerging territories that exist as a mediation of natural and built environments" presented by Lola Sheppard and Savannah College of Art and Design: 5:30 p.m. March 8, Museum of Art theater, 601 Turner Blvd., Savannah. Free. 912-525-6928. www.scad.org

  • HorseshoeCrabs -- Living Fossils: 6:30 p.m. March 8, April 5, June 4, The Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $15. 843-689-3033. www.coastaldiscovery.org

  • Second Hunger and Homeless town meeting: 7-9 p.m. March 13, Congregation Beth Yam, 4501 Meeting Street, Hilton Head. Speaker is Fred Leyda, Beaufort County. 843-681-5860

  • Live from New York City's 92nd Street Y presentation, featuring former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, with moderator Stephen Adler, editor-in-chief at Reuters News: 8 p.m. March 15, Congregation Beth Yam, 4501 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. Registration required. 843-689-2178. info@bethyam.org

  • 12th annual Congregation Beth Yam Sisterhood Women's Seder: 11 a.m. March 22, Congregation Beth Yam, 4501 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. 843-689-2178

  • The Coastal Discovery Museum hosts Eliza Lucas Pinckey: 2:30 p.m. March 28, The Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $7. 12 and older. 843-689-6767. www.coastaldiscovery.org.

  • Live from New York City's 92nd Street Y presentation, featuring "Between Science and Art" with Eric Kandel, author of "The Age of Insight," and actor Alan Alda: 8 p.m. April 5, Congregation Beth Yam, 4501 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. Registration required. 843-689-2178. info@bethyam.org
  • CLUBS AND SPECIAL INTERESTS

  • Yacht Club of Hilton Head Island: Welcomes prospective members at 6 p.m. Fridays for cocktails and dinner. The Yacht Club, 99 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head Island. 843-301-1621

  • Bridge clinics: 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays ("Conventions You Should Know") and Fridays ("Stayman, Transfers and Strong Bids") through March 9, Bridge Club, Port Royal Plaza, Hilton Head Island. $10 a class. 843-689-6239

  • Doll club: New Bluffton/Hilton Head doll club is looking for members. Antiques to Barbie collectors welcome. If interested, call Susan at 843-836-3941 or Connie at 843-422-4056

  • Princeton Club of Hilton Head: The club is being rejuvenated. Contact club president Scott Foster at 843-842-8160

  • "Intro to Word": 6-9 p.m. Feb. 22, Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. $39. www.tcl.edu

  • "The American Revolution Roundtable -- SC" quarterly luncheon: Noon Feb. 23, Colleton River Plantation Club, Bluffton. The luncheon will be preceded by a social gathering at 11:30 a.m. David Reuwer, a Charleston attorney and historian, will speak on "The Importance of the Battle of Eutaw Springs." 843-705-7575

  • Hilton Head Island Ski Club social: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Bistro Mezzaluna, 55 New Orleans Road, Suite 106, Hilton Head Island. Reservations required. 843-681-4181

  • Elks Lodge 1773 Fish Fry Dinner: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24, Elks Lodge, 173 Marshland Road, Hilton Head Island. $10. 843-681-7460
  • American Guild of Organists Low Country Chapter meeting: 7:15 p.m. Feb. 25, All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. 888-840-0152. www.lowcountryago.org

  • The Beaufort Branch of American Association of University Women: 6 p.m. Feb. 28, Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. Guest speaker will be Chris Taggart, director of the Born to Read Program. 843-522-2796

  • The Leadership Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Alumni Association presents Leap Day Luncheon featuring jazz multi-instrumentalist Bob Masteller and pianist composer Martin Lesch: Noon Feb. 29, The Jazz Corner, 100 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head. $25 for members; $30 for nonmembers. Reservation required by Feb. 24. 843-363-4032

  • "Intro to Excel": 6-9 p.m. Feb. 29, Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. $39. www.tcl.edu

  • Trivia Night for CAPA presented by Low Country, SC Kappa Delta Alumnae Chapter: 7 p.m. Feb. 29, The Lodge, 7 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. Team of four enters for $100 and includes hors d'oeuvres and two beverages per team member. www.capabeaufort.org

  • AARP chapter of the Lowcountry meeting: 1 p.m. March 1, Palmetto Electric Cooperative Building, Community Room, 111 Mathews Drive, Hilton Head. 843-705-5798.

  • Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management annual Super Tuesday Alumni get-together: 5:30 p.m. March 6, The Smokehouse, 34 Palmetto Bay Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-301-1621

  • Society of Bluffton Artists bus trip to Atlanta's High Museum of Art: 7 a.m.-8 p.m. March 7. The bus will leave from 48 Boundary St., Bluffton, and will leave Atlanta at 4 p.m. There will be refreshments in the morning and returning home. $95. 843-837-5310. bobanddee@hargray.com

  • Relay For Life team meeting: 5:30-7 p.m. March 7, Applebee's, 200 Museum St., Hilton Head Island. 843-757-7450. mary.boyett@cancer.org. www.relayforlife.org/hiltonheadsc

  • The Emily Geiger Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosts Dr. Virginia Herrmann: 2 p.m. March 8, Palmetto Electric Cooperative, 1 Cooperative Way, Hardeeville. 843-705-3661

  • "eBay: Startup": 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 10 and 17, Technical College of the Lowcountry, New River Campus, 100 Community College Drive, Bluffton. $79. www.tcl.edu

  • "eBay Store": 6-8:30 p.m. March 13 and 15, Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. $45. www.tcl.edu

  • The Coastal Discovery Museum hosts Tom Murphy: 3 p.m. March 14, The Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Alligators lecture. $7. 12 and older. 843-689-6767, ext 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

  • "Intro to PowerPoint": 6-9 p.m. March 14, Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. $39. www.tcl.edu

  • "Social Media, The Very Basics": 6-8 p.m. March 22 and 29, Technical College of the Lowcountry, New River Campus, 100 Community College Drive, Bluffton. $49. www.tcl.edu

  • "eBay Store": 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 31, New River Campus, Technical College of the Lowcountry, New River Campus, 100 Community College Drive, Bluffton. $45. www.tcl.edu

  • Relay For Life team meeting: 5:30-7 p.m. April 10, Applebee's, 200 Museum St., Hilton Head Island. 843-757-7450. mary.boyett@cancer.org. www.relayforlife.org/hiltonheadsc
  • VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Soup kitchen donations: Donations are being accepted for a new soup kitchen at Spring Hill AME Church. 843-263-8271

  • Okatie Rotary reading program: Volunteers needed to read to children at Pritchardville Elementary. Background check required. Contact Diane Merrick at merrickds@yahoo.com.

  • Coastal Discovery Museum docent and volunteer training: 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 20 and 28 and March 7, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Registration required. 843-689-6767, ext 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

  • Palmetto Animal League Thrift volunteer recruitment: Supports Palmetto Animal League Adoption Center in Okatie. Volunteers may complete an application and sign up for training at the store in Sheridan Park in Bluffton. Volunteers are needed for all shifts to manage inventory, cashier and merchandising and to assist customers. 843-837-6369

  • Fifth annual Beaufort Irish Festival volunteers sought: Volunteers and vendors are needed Feb. 26. Contact Noel Tillman at 843-379-7704 or email cntillman@embarqmail.com, or go on the website at www.beaufortirishfestival.org.
  • ETC.

  • Beaufort Bridal Show: Noon-4 p.m. through Feb. 25, Holiday Inn, 2225 Boundary Street, Beaufort. 843-379-3100

  • Free income tax service provided by IRS-sponsored volunteers: 6-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through April 12, Island Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. Bring W-2s, 1099-Rs, etc., plus last year's return and a photo ID

  • Social Media for Businesses: 6-9 p.m. Feb. 22, University of South Carolina Beaufort Hilton Head Gateway Campus, 1 University Blvd., Bluffton. $50. 843-521-4112. www.uscb.edu/continuinged

  • Photoshop workshops with Pulitizer-nominated photographer Phil Dunn: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 24, March 30 and April 20, University of South Carolina Beaufort, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $100-$275. 843-521-4112. www.uscb.edu/continuinged

  • Car clinic: 10 a.m. Feb. 25, H and H Auto Service, 35 Hunter Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8384

  • Hilton Head Island Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 3-4, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Parking is $7 a day or $10 for both days. www.coastaldiscovery.org

  • Safe-boating class: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. March 3 and 10, Hilton Head Boathouse, 405 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. $75; $100 a couple; $20 on the water. 843-785-8876. www.hhsps.org

  • The Annual Holy Family Ladies Guild Fashion Show: 11 a.m. March 7, Sea Pines Country Club, 30 Governors Road, Hilton Head Island. Donation $40. 843-363-6592

  • Safe-boating class presented by Hilton Head Sail and Power Squadron: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. March 31 and April 7, University of South Carolina Beaufort Hilton Head Gateway Campus, 1 University Blvd., Bluffton. $145. 843-785-8876. www.hhsps.org

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