Calendar of Lowcountry Events

info@islandpacket.comFebruary 29, 2012 

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ARTS

Theater

"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. March 2 and 3 and 3 p.m. March 4, Bluffton Town Hall's Ulmer Auditorium, 20 Bridge St., Bluffton. $20. 843-837-7798. www.mayrivertheatre.com

"Spring Awakening," presented by Savannah College of Art and Design's Performing Arts Department: 8 p.m. through 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

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

"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 St., Columbia. $43. 803-251-2222. www.capitoltickets.com

"All Shook Up," presented by Hilton Head Christian Academy: 7 p.m. March 8-10, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Hilton Head Island High School, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head. $12; $8 for children. 843-681-2878

"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

"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

Music

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

Hilton Head Barbershoppers present Al 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, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. 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

100 Years of Barbershop Harmony: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 10, Magnolia Hall, Bluffton. $15. 843-705-5904.

Charleston Symphony Orchestra: 7 p.m. March 10, The Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church St., Beaufort. $10 for adults; free for students. 843-522-1712. www.sthelenas1712.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 Ave., 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 Ave., 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

Sun Tones women's chorus: New members welcome. 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays, backstage at Magnolia Hall, Sun City Hilton Head. 843-705-7904

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 Women's Words of Wisdom challenge quilts, presented by The Sea Island Quilters: through March 4, University of South Carolina Beaufort, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. 843-838-9857. ellensteve@embarqmail.com

"Slavery By Another Name" -- paintings and assemblages by Robert Claiborne Morris: 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: 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: through March 10, Society of Bluffton Artists Gallery, 48 Boundary St., Bluffton. 843-757-6586

2012 All Saints Garden Tour "Exhibit of Floral Art": through March 16, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head.

"Gullah Art: A Legacy of Preservation" -- a traveling art exhibition by the Chuma Art Gallery of Charleston: 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: through March 31, The Art League of Hilton Head, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Opening reception is 5-7 p.m. March 2. 843-681-5060. www.artleaguehhi.org

Polished and Eclectic: Fine Silver and Vintage Jewelry by Nancy Kates and Susan Palmer: through March 31, Beaufort Art Association Gallery, 913 Bay Street, Beaufort. 843-521-4444. Beaufortartassociation.com/featured_artist.shtml.

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

"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

LowCountry Living -- An Artist's Perspective: Opening reception is 4-7 p.m. March 9, Four Corners Gallery, 1263B May River Road, 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

Beaufort Art Association's 51st Annual Spring Art Show and Sale: March 16-25, Charles Lind Brown Activity Center, 1001 Hamar Street, Beaufort. 843-521-0691. Beaufortartassociation.com

The Black Leaders of Beaufort County Portrait Project: 3-5 p.m. March 24, LyBensons Gallery, 211 Charles St., Beaufort. 843-522-3094

Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island Historic Marker Unveiling: 1 p.m. March 31, 187 Gumtree Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-290-3730. www.gullahmuseumhhi.org

Pluff Mudd Art Gallery Celebrates 10th Anniversary: 10 a.m. April 12, Pluff Mudd Art, 27 Calhoun St., Bluffton. 843-689-5088

"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

Society of Bluffton Artists: Black and White Judged Photography Exhibition: Entries due by March 5. $15 per entry for SOBA members; $25 per entry for nonmembers. Get entry forms at the SOBA Gallery, 48 Boundary St., Bluffton. 843-290-3684

Call for submissions for a non-juried exhibition for Beaufort Art Association's 51st Annual Spring Art Show and Sale: Works in acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastel, drawing, hand-pulled prints, photographs, digital art, sculpture, clay, wood, fiber art, and mixed media accepted. Register online by March 9 or in person on March 10. Get entry forms online at beaufortartassociation.com. Non-members: $95 for first piece, second piece free, $15 for a third piece; members: $25 for first piece, $5 for second piece, $15 for third piece; $45 to become a member. 843-521-0691

The Department of Cultural Affairs is seeking applications from artist/instructors to teach summer art camp from June to August: Deadline is March 23. Applications should be submitted to Christine Hefner, Visual Arts Coordinator, chefner@savannahga.gov. Applications can also be mailed to City of Savannah, Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 W. Henry St., Savannah, GA, 31401. 912-651-6783

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 originally were manufactured. 843-842-5299. www.picturethishiltonhead.com

Open studios and classes

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"Exploring the World of Jewelry Making," with Lydia Chojnacki: 1-4 p.m. March 2 and 9 or 10-2 p.m. March 3 and 10, Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $80 for members; $100 for non-members. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"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

"Mastering Pen & Ink Techniques," with Don Nagel: 1-4 p.m. March 5-19, Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $90 for members; $105 for non-members. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"So You Want to be a Painter?" with the Academy Team: 1-4 p.m. March 5-26, Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $120 for members; $140 for non-members. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"The Art of Becoming an Artist": 6-8 p.m. March 6, S.P.A.C.E. Studios, 9 West Henry St., Savannah. 912-651-6417. eseals@savannahga.gov

"Spiritualism in Photography & the Art of Seeing," with Marci Tressel: 9-noon March 7, 14, and 28; 9 a.m.-noon, March 22, Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $120 for members; $140 for non-members. 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

"Opaque Watercolor Workshop," with Lynda Potter: 9-4 p.m. March 10, Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $90 for members; $105 for non-members. 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

"You Can Always Learn More!" with Addison Palmer: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 17, Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $60 for members; $70 for non-members. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Printmaking -- Etching to Embossing," with Barb Snow: 9 a.m.-noon Mar. 19-21, Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $90 for members; $105 for non-members. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Learn Techniques of Matting & Framing," with Barb Snow: 1-4 p.m. March 20, Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $30 for members; $35 for non-members. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Getting to Know Watercolor," with Chris Dreyer: 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

"How to Start in Watercolor," with Lynda Potter: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 24, Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $90 for members; $105 for non-members. 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 29-30, 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

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 Blvd., 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

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

"Valerie Wilson's World" book launch, with author Valerie Wilson: 3:30-5p.m. March 1, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, 2 Grasslawn Ave., Hilton Head Island. 212-843-9341

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

"The Boy Project" book signing for grades 5 and up, with author Kami Kinard: 1-3 p.m. March 10, The Storybook Shoppe, 41A Calhoun St., Bluffton. 843-757-2600. storybookshoppe@aol.com. www.kamikinard.com

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

"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

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

Farmers Market presented by the Resource Foundation of Jasper County: 11 a.m. March 10, The Farmer's Market, 9935 Jacob Smart Blvd. S., Ridgeland. 843-757-2789

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"Family Fishing," presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum: 10 a.m. March 22 and 30 and April 4, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $20. 843-689-6767, ext 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

"Eastern Bluebird Nesting Box workshop for kids," presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum: 9:30 a.m. March 26, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $25. 843-689-6767, ext 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

"Indigo Tie-Dye" program presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum: 10:30 a.m. March 29, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Road, Hilton Head Island. $10 for ages 7-12. 843-689-6767, ext 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

"Family Fishing," presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum: 10 a.m. March 30, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $20. 843-689-6767, ext 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

Yostie's Puppetry: Toy Theatre: 10 a.m.-noon March 31, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $25. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

"Garden workshop," presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum: 11 a.m. April 3, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $20. 843-689-6767, ext 223. www.coastaldiscovery.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

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: 7:30-9:30 a.m. March 7 and 21, Pinckney Island. $12. 843-689-6767, ext 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

"Horseshoe Crabs -- Living Fossils," presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum: 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

Marsh Tacky Run & Exhibition: 1 p.m. March 18, Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island. www.gullahcelebration.com

"Family Fishing," presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum: 10 a.m. March 22 and 30 and April 4, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $20. 843-689-6767, ext 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

"Eastern Bluebird Nesting Box workshop for kids", presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum: 9:30 a.m. March 26, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $25. 843-689-6767, ext 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

"Indigo Tie-Dye" program presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum: 10:30 a.m. March 29, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Road, Hilton Head Island. $10 for ages 7-12. 843-689-6767, ext 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

2012 Carolina Yard Gardening School: 8 a.m. March 24, Charleston Exchange Park, 9850 Highway 78, Ladson. $75. 843-442-5656

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

"Garden workshop," presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum: 11 a.m. April 3, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $20. 843-689-6767, ext 223. www.coastaldiscovery.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

"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

Second annual Bluffton HanWeDown Gullah Festival: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 3, Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, 42 Wharf St., Bluffton. 843-338-0534

Seventh 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

Second annual Jazz at the Beach: 2-6 p.m. March 3, Tybee Island Social Club, 1311 Butler Ave., Tybee Island. $30. 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: Benefits Hilton Head Heroes. 3:30-5:30 p.m. March 4, Jump and Phil's, 7 Greenwood Drive #3, Hilton Head Island. $20. 843-384-7847. 843-816-7716

The Child Abuse Prevention Association hosts Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of CAPA's Closet Thrift Shop: 10 a.m. March 6, CAPA's Closet, 1340 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. 843-524-0281

Dine for Palmetto Animal League: lunch and dinner March 6-8, Ruby Tuesday, 346 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort. Print a coupon from www.palmettoanimalleague.org and 20 percent of your check will be donated to PAL. 843-522-1972. www.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

The Sandbox Family Fun Night, Pirate Night: 5:30 p.m. March 9, The Sandbox Children's Museum, 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

Area in Motion Community Walk: 10 a.m. March 10, Hilton Head Island High School, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head. Bring a can of food to help area food banks. 843-689-5449

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

Hilton Head Elks Lodge Shuffleboard Tournament: 1 p.m. March 10, The Lodge, 173 Marshland Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-3518. carolemph@roadrunner.com

The Girl Scouts in the Hilton Head and Bluffton area reception: noon-2 p.m. March 11, Island Lutheran Church, 4400 Main St., Hilton Head Island. 843-681-3646.

Sun City Veterans Association monthly meeting: 7 p.m. March 14, 117 Sun City Lane, Okatie. The speaker is 3rd Infantry Division Museum Curator Walter Meeks. 843-705-1978

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

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

Hilton Head Elks Lodge 2773 Annual Irish Night Dinner-Dance: 7 p.m. March 17, The Lodge, 173 Marshland Road, Hilton Head Island. $15. 843-681-3518. 843-681-7460

Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton First Annual Hope and Opportunity Dinner: 6 p.m. March 21, Colleton River Plantation The Nicklaus Clubhouse, 2 Colleton River Drive, Bluffton. 100 per person/$800 per table of eight. 843-379-5430, ext. 233 or lvallino@bgclowcountry.org.

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

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity's annual March of Dimes 3-on-3 basketball tournament: Benefits the March of Dimes. 6 p.m. March 31, Battery Creek High School, 1 Blue Dolphin Drive, Beaufort. 843-271-0051.

Walk and Talk: 9 a.m. April 14, Great Swamp Sanctuary, Walterboro. 843-538-4353. www.walterborosc.org

Palmetto Animal League 3rd Annual Online Auction: April 20-23. Go to www.pal.dojiggy.com to bid. 843-645-1725. director@palmettoanimalleague.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

4th Annual Memory Matters Chef's Event: 6 p.m. May 1, Sea Pines Country Club, 30 Governors Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-6688.

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

The Kiwanis Club of Hilton Head Island hosts 16th Annual Rib Burnoff: noon May 19, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Plantation Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767

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

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

Free health screenings: 1-4 p.m. March 3, Comfort Suites, 23 Towne Drive, Bluffton. 843-815-1700

American Red Cross Blood Drive: 8 a.m. March 4, St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 333 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. 843-422-4985. kametm@usa.redcross.org

American Red Cross Blood Drive: noon March 6, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 917 Grays Road, Ridgeland. 843-422-4985. kametm@usa.redcross.org

American Red Cross Blood Drive: noon March 7, American Red Cross Palmetto Chapter, 59 Sheridan Park Circle, Bluffton. 843-422-4985. kametm@usa.redcross.org

The Beaufort Alliance Blood Drive: 9 a.m. March 12, St. Helena Parish, 505 Church Street, Beaufort. 843-522-1712

The Center for Health, Fitness & Sports Performance hosting Healthiest Loser Class: 6 p.m. March 12, The Center for Health, Fitness & Sports Performance, 2 Marshland Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-3359

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

The Beaufort Alliance Blood Drive: 1:30 p.m. March 15, Bluffton-Okatie Outpatient Center, 40 Okatie Center Blvd., Bluffton. 843-705-8800

The Beaufort Alliance Blood Drive: 9 a.m. March 19, Hilton Head Hospital, 25 Hospital Center Blvd. Hilton Head Island. 843-689-8245

American Red Cross Blood Drive: noon March 21, American Red Cross Palmetto Chapter, 59 Sheridan Park Circle, Bluffton. 843-422-4985. kametm@usa.redcross.org

American Red Cross Blood Drive: noon April 4, American Red Cross Palmetto Chapter, 59 Sheridan Park Circle, Bluffton. 843-422-4985. kametm@usa.redcross.org

American Red Cross Blood Drive: 6 p.m. April 5, Carteret Street United Methodist Church, 408 Carteret Street, Beaufort. 843-422-4985. kametm@usa.redcross.org

Free health screenings: 1-4 p.m. April 7, Comfort Suites, 23 Towne Drive, Bluffton. 843-815-1700

American Red Cross Blood Drive: noon April 12, Christ Lutheran Church, 829 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-422-4985. kametm@usa.redcross.org

"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

American Red Cross Blood Drive: 12:30 p.m. April 16, American Red Cross Palmetto Chapter,59 Sheridan Park Circle, Bluffton. 843-422-4985. kametm@usa.redcross.org

Free health screenings: 1-4 p.m. May 5, Comfort Suites, 23 Towne Drive, Bluffton. 843-815-1700

Free health screenings: 1-4 p.m. June 2, Comfort Suites, 23 Towne Drive, Bluffton. 843-815-1700

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

"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, Hilton Head Island High School Visual and Performing Arts Center, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head. $25. 843-208-8247.

"Hilton Head Island: The Hunting and Timbering Years, 1866-1950" presented by Natalie Hefter, vice-president of programs, Coastal Discovery Museum: 1:30-3 p.m. March 6, Heritage Library, Savannah Bank Building, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 2A, Hilton Head Island. $10 for nonmembers; $15 for nonmember couples; $8 for members; $12 for member couples. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org.

"Pieces of Your Past" presented by Carol Clemens, Heritage Library Foundation volunteer: 1:30-3:30 p.m. March 7, Heritage Library, Savannah Bank Building, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 2A, Hilton Head Island. $25 nonmbers; $20 members. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org.

"Spring Migration -- What to Watch and How to Find It": 3 p.m. March 8, Coastal Discovery Museum, 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

"Welcome to the World! Hilton Head Island from 1950 to 2012," presented by Heritage Library member Norman Harberger: 1:30-3 p.m. March 13, Heritage Library, Savannah Bank Building, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 2A, Hilton Head Island. $10 for nonmembers; $15 for nonmember couples; $8 for members; $12 for member couples. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org

"Create Your Own Free and Easy Genealogy Website" presented by Carol Clemens, Heritage Library Foundation volunteer: 1:30-3:30 p.m. March 14, Heritage Library, Savannah Bank Building, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 2A, Hilton Head Island. $25 nonmbers; $20 members. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org.

"Alligators in South Carolina," presented by Tom Murphy: 3 p.m. March 14, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $7 for ages 12 and older. 843-689-6767, ext 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

"The Seven Days Battle," presented by Edwin Cole Bearss and the Lowcountry Civil War Round Table: 6:45 p.m. March 14, Bluffton High School Auditorium, 12 H.E. McCraken Circle, Bluffton. 843-705-5847

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

"Eliza Pinckney: Whims and Schemes" presented by Peggy Pickett, Heritage Library Foundation volunteer: 2-4 p.m. March 18, Heritage Library, Savannah Bank Building, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 2A, Hilton Head Island. $10 for nonmembers; $15 for nonmember couples; $8 for members; $12 for member couples. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org.

"Overcoming Your Brick Wall: A team approach to solving tough research problems," presented by Nancy Burke, librarian, Heritage Library Foundation: 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. March 21, Heritage Library, Savannah Bank Building, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 2A, Hilton Head Island. $25 nonmembers; $20 members. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.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

"Whims, Schemes and Projects," presented by Eliza Lucas Pinckey: 2:30 p.m. March 28, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $7. 12 and older. 843-689-6767. www.coastaldiscovery.org.

"Starting Family Research; A Two-Session Class for Beginners" presented by Nancy Burke, librarian, Heritage Library Foundation: 1:30-3:30 p.m. March 28, Heritage Library, Savannah Bank Building, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 2A, Hilton Head Island. $40 for members, $45 for nonmembers. 843-686-6560.

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

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

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, 1 Cooperative Way, Hardeeville. 843-705-5798.

Beaufort County's Gen. Richard H. Anderson Camp #47 Sons of Confederate Veterans: 7 p.m. March 5, The Harmony Masonic Lodge, 2710 Depot Road, Beaufort. Guest speaker will be Chris Clayton who will speak on the Battle of Honey Hill. 843-592-2299

The American Association of University Women and the League of Women Voters: 10 a.m. March 6, The Seabrook House, 300 Woodhaven Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-341-6638.

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 meeting, with Dr. Virginia Herrmann: 2 p.m. March 8, Palmetto Electric Cooperative, 1 Cooperative Way, Hardeeville. Free. 843-705-3661

The Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meeting: 2 p.m. March 8, Beaufort library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort. The guest speaker will be Grace Cordial, historical resources coordinator for the library. 843-521-0134

Nancy Cathcart Group of Sierra Club: 7 p.m. March 8, Corks, 1297 May River Road, Bluffton. Speakers are Reed Armstrong and Steve Eames of Coastal Conservation League. 843-684-1781

Hilton Head Ski Club Social: 5 p.m. March 9, Old Oyster Factory, 101 Marshland Road, Hilton Head. 843-681-4181

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

The Opera Lovers of Hilton Head: 1 p.m. March 14, The Seabrook, 300 Woodhaven Drive. Verdi's, Attila will be presented. 843-715-2610

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Beaufort-Jasper Flotilla: March 14, the Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority, 6 Snake Road., Okatie. 843-705-7174.

Congregation Beth Yam meeting: 8 p.m. March 15, 4501 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. 843-689-2178.

VFW Post 8760 Ladies Auxiliary St. Patrick's Day Dinner/Dance: 6 p.m. March 17, 36 Castlerock Road, Beaufort. $10; $15 a couple. 843-524-8760

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

Hospice Volunteer Opportunities: No experience necessary. Will train. 843-785-5901.

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. 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

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

Red Cross New Volunteer Orientation and Disaster Services Overview Training: 6-9 p.m. March 15 and 27, Varnville Town Hall, Varnville. 843-757-7437. www.lowcountryredcross.org

ETC.

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

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

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

"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

"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

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

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

"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

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