Calendar of Lowcountry Events: March 8-15

calendar@islandpacket.comMarch 8, 2012 

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ARTS

Theater

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

"Hairspray," presented by the Beaufort High School theater program: 7 p.m. March 8-10, Arts Center, Beaufort High School, 84 Sea Island Parkway, Beaufort. $10; $8 for students and military. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. 843-322-2152

"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: 7:30 p.m. March 22-24 and March 29-31; 3 p.m. March 25 and April 1, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $17; $12 for students; $7 for children. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"Something's Afoot" presented by the Sun City Community Theater: 7:30 p.m. March 23-24, 29-30; 2 p.m. March 25, Magnolia Hall, Sun City Lane, Sun City Hilton Head. $23. 843-705-7917

Terpsichore: From Classic to Contemporary presented by Hilton Head Dance Theatre: 7:30 p.m. March 30 and 31, Hilton Head Island High School Visual and Performing Arts Center, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. $25 for adults, $20 for seniors (60 and older) and students (13-18) and $15 for children. 843-842-3262. www.hhdt.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

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, 118 Sun City Lane, 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

The Voices of El Shaddi live CD recording: 8 p.m. March 10, The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787. www.tickets.artshhi.com

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

The King of Motown Bass -- A Tribute to James Jamerson: 7 p.m. March 15 and 16, Hilton Head Island High School Visual and Performing Arts Center, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head. 843-842-5299

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

"Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music)," featuring the Sea Island Chamber Singers: 7 p.m. March 18, Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady's Island Drive, Beaufort. 843-525-0696

Jesse Winchester, presented by by Fripp Island Friends of Music: 5 p.m. March 25, Fripp Island Community Centre, 205 Tarpon Blvd., Fripp Island. $20; $10 for students. 843-838-6655. www.islc.net/friendsofmusic/

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

"Music at St. Helena's," presented as part of the Parish Church of St. Helena's tricentennial celebration, featuring organist Rhonda Sider Edgington: 7 p.m. March 30, the Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church Street, St. Helena Island. Beaufort. 843-522-1712, ext. 214. www.sthelenas1712.org

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

Pickin by the River: noon-5 p.m. April 7, Beaufort Waterfront Park, Bay Street. 843-379-9084

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

"Music at St. Helena's," presented as part of the Parish Church of St. Helena's tricentennial celebration, featuring organist Wayne Foster: 7 p.m. April 13, the Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church Street, St. Helena Island. 843-522-1712, ext. 214. www.sthelenas1712.org

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

"Music at St. Helena's," presented as part of the Parish Church of St. Helena's tricentennial celebration, featuring Winthrop University Chamber Choir: 2 p.m. April 15, the Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church Street, St. Helena Island. 843-522-1712, ext. 214. www.sthelenas1712.org

"Music at St. Helena's," presented as part of the Parish Church of St. Helena's tricentennial celebration, featuring organist Bruce Neswick: 7 p.m. April 20, the Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church Street, St. Helena Island. 843-522-1712, ext. 214. www.sthelenas1712.org

"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

"Music at St. Helena's," presented as part of the Parish Church of St. Helena's tricentennial celebration, featuring organist Jonathan Dimmock: 7 p.m. May 4, the Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church Street, St. Helena Island. 843-522-1712, ext. 214. www.sthelenas1712.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

"Music at St. Helena's," presented as part of the Parish Church of St. Helena's tricentennial celebration, featuring Choir Festival with Brian Jones: 7 p.m. May 19, the Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church Street, St. Helena Island. 843-522-1712, ext. 214. www.sthelenas1712.org

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

Rehearsals

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 through May 15, St. John's Lutheran Church, 157 Lady's Island Drive, Beaufort. 843-521-1017

Visual arts and exhibits

"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 Island.

"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. 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 St., Beaufort. 843-521-4444. www.beaufortartassociation.com/featured_artist.shtml

"New Vibrations" An exhibition of abstract art created by the Art Beyond Tradition group of artists: through April 30, University of South Carolina Beaufort, 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort. 843-521-4145

"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.

"New Work," by Carol Henry: Opening reception is 5:30-9 p.m. March 9, Charles Street Gallery, 914 Charles St., Beaufort. Exhibit runs March 9-April 1. 843-521-9054. www.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: Opening reception is 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

ARTworks Youth Art Month Artist Reception/Book Unveiling/Poetry Reading: 5:30-7 p.m. March 16, Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary Street, Beaufort. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

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

The Black Leaders of Beaufort County Portrait Project: Opening reception is 3-5 p.m. March 24, LyBensons Gallery, 211 Charles St., Beaufort. Exhibit runs through May 12. 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

Third annual A.R.T. Art Recycled from Trash: April 2-28, Picture This Gallery, 78 D Arrow Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-5299. www.picturethishiltonhead.com

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

Call for artists

Call for submissions for a non-juried exhibition for Beaufort Art Association's 51st Annual Spring Art Show and Sale: Register online at www.beaufortartassociation.com by March 9 or in person by March 10. Nonmembers: $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

Open studios and classes

"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

"Mastering Pen & Ink Techniques," with Don Nagel: 1-4 p.m., Mondays through March 19, Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $90 for members; $105 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

"So You Want to be a Painter?" with the Academy Team: 1-4 p.m. Mondays through March 26, Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $120 for members; $140 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 -- Intro to Oil/Acrylic with Dennis Lake": 9 a.m.-noon Fridays, March 16-30, Society of Bluffton Artists, 48 Boundary St., Bluffton. $120 for members; $140 for nonmembers. 843-247-2868. www.sobagalleryonline.com

"Drawing," with Mary Ann Putzier: 9 a.m.-noon March 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 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

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

"Opaque Watercolor Workshop," with Lynda Potter: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 10, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $90 for members; $105 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Basketry Combinations & Continuations," with Kim Keats: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays through March 27 and April 10, Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $55; $15 per class. 843-384-2435, www.artworksinbeaufort.org

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

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

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

"Learn Techniques of Matting & Framing," with Barb Snow: 1-4 p.m. March 20, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $30 for members; $35 for nonmembers. 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 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 29-30, 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. March 8, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"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 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, 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

Putting Your Life on the Lines: Memoir Writing: 6-8 p.m. Mondays, April 16-May 14, Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. $100. 843-525-8205

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

Hilton Head Wine and Food Festival: through March 10. $59-$89. www.hiltonheadwineandfood.com

Farmers Market of Bluffton: noon-4 p.m. March 8 and 2-7 p.m. Thursdays starting March 15, 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

"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

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

"Decorate your St. Patrick's Day T-Shirt": 10 a.m.-3 p.m., March 10, The Sandbox Children's Museum, 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $2, plus cost of museum admission. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.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

"The New Puppy at the Pound," book-signing with author Kim A. Schidrich and illustrator Sherri Dewig: Benefits Palmetto Animal League. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 24, Booksalicious, 14 Promenade St., Suite 304, old town Bluffton. PAL is seeking old blankets, sheets and towels, as well as canned and dry dog and cat food. www.kimaschidrich.com

"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

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

17th annual Kid Fest sponsored by the Child Abuse Prevention Association and the Exchange Club of Beaufort: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 31, Cross Creek Shopping Center, Beaufort. Free. 843-524-4350

"Carnivorous Plant Bog Garden Workshop for Kids," presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum: 11 a.m. April 3, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $20. Each child must bring an adult. 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

"Bird-Watching Program," presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum: 7:30-9:30 a.m. March 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, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $15. 843-689-3033. www.coastaldiscovery.org

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

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

"Carnivorous Plant Bog Garden Workshop" for kids, presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum: 11 a.m. April 3, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $20. Each child must bring an adult. 843-689-6767, ext 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

Women's Coastal Skills Clinic: April 13-15, Hunting Island State Park, 2555 Sea Island Parkway, Hunting Island. $189 per person, plus cost of accommodations. R.S.V.P. by April 1. 843-838-7437

FESTIVALS, CELEBRATIONS AND BENEFITS

Dine for Palmetto Animal League: lunch and dinner through March 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

Area in Motion Community Walk: 10 a.m. March 10, Hilton Head Island High School, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. 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

Pet food drive for Allendale County Animal Shelter: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 10, PetCo parking lot, 1007 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. Please bring unopened bags of dog and cat food. Cash donations will be used to purchase food. 843-816-6676

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

100-year anniversary of Girl Scouts reception for all current and former Scouts: noon-2 p.m. March 11, Island Lutheran Church, 4400 Main St., Hilton Head Island. 843-681-3646.

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 CAPA Golf Challenge, hosted by Waste Management: Benefits Child Abuse Prevention Association of Beaufort County. 11 a.m. March 16, Hampton Hall Golf Course, 2 Hampton Hall Blvd., Bluffton. $520 for teams; $140 for 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

VFW Post 8760 Ladies Auxiliary St. Patrick's Day Dinner/Dance: 6-11 p.m. March 17, 36 Castlerock Road, Beaufort. $10; $15 a couple. 843-524-8760

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

"The New Puppy at the Pound," book-signing with author Kim A. Schidrich and illustrator Sherri Dewig: Benefits Palmetto Animal League. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 24, Booksalicious, 14 Promenade St., Suite 304, old town Bluffton. PAL is seeking old blankets, sheets and towels, as well as canned and dry dog and cat food. www.kimaschidrich.com

Firkinstock Beer Festival, presented by Bluffton Rotary Club: Benefits Waddell Mariculture Center. Noon-5 p.m. March 31, Buckwalter Place, Bluffton. $40; $10 for designated drivers. www.firkinstock.com

2012 Low Country Heart Walk: Benefits the American Heart Association. March 31, Promenade in Bluffton. 843-422-4542. www.thelowcountryscheartwalk.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

The 37th Annual Dr. Alligator Tournament, sponsored by The Hospital Auxiliary and Low Country Women's Golf Association: Proceeds go directly to Women's Health. March 31, Moss Creek Country Club, 1523 Fording Island Road, Hilton Head Island. Deadline to register is March 13. 843-706-9790

Farmers Market Spring Gala Ridgeland: Benefits students of Thomas Heyward Academy. 7-11 p.m. March 31, Farmers Market, 358 Third Ave., Ridgeland. www.thomasheyward.org

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: 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. www.ldw3.com

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: 6-9 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

16th Annual Rib Burnoff hosted by The Kiwanis Club of Hilton Head Island: noon-4 p.m. 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

Blood Alliance blood drive: 4-7 p.m. March 9, Riverview Baptist Church, 2209 Boundary St., Beaufort. 843-524-8335

Blood Alliance blood drive: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 9, City of Hardeeville, 205 E. Main St., Hardeeville. 843-784-2231

Blood Alliance blood drive: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 12, Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church St., Beaufort. 843-522-1712

Healthiest Loser Class, presented by the Center for Health, Fitness & Sports Performance: 6-7 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

Blood Alliance blood drive: 9 a.m.-noon March 15, Coastal Carolina Hospital, 1000 Medical Center Drive, Hardeeville. 843-784-8142

Blood Alliance blood drive: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 15, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. 843-522-5433

Hilton Head Hospital Presents Health Seminar-Hemorrhoid Help: noon-1 p.m. March 15, Bluffton-Okatie Outpatient Center, 40 Okatie Center Blvd. S., No. 100, Okatie. 877-582-2737

Blood Alliance blood drive: 1:30-4:30 p.m. March 15, Bluffton-Okatie Outpatient Center, 40 Okatie Center Blvd., Bluffton. 843-705-8800

Blood Alliance blood drive: 8 a.m.-noon March 18, St. John's Lutheran, 157 Lady's Island Drive, Beaufort. 843-524-3461 ext. 202

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

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group of Beaufort County: 5:30 p.m. March 19, Hilton Head IB Elementary School, 1 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-726-1092

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group of Beaufort County: 6 p.m. March 20, Beaufort Elementary School, 1800 Prince Street, Beaufort. 843-726-1092

American Red Cross Blood Drive: noon-6 p.m. 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-6 p.m. April 4, American Red Cross Palmetto Chapter, 59 Sheridan Park Circle, Bluffton. 843-422-4985. kametm@usa.redcross.org

American Red Cross Blood Drive: noon-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- 6 p.m. 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.-5:30 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

"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.

"Poverty and Place: The Spatial Concentration of Urban Homelessness in 20th-Century America" as part of the Robert I. Strozier Faculty Lecture Series presented by Ella Howard, Armstrong assistant professor of history: noon March 21, Ogeechee Theatre in the Student Union, Armstrong Campus, 11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, Ga. 912-344-2904

"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. Reservations required by March 15. $25 for Sisterhood members and guests; $30 for guests. 843-689-2178

"The Spanish American War: More Than a Run Up a Hill," presented by Mark Barnes as part of Historic Beaufort Foundation's Dinner & A Lecture series: 5:30-7 p.m. March 26, Verdier House, 801 Bay St., Beaufort. $15 for members; $25 for member couples; $20 for nonmembers; $30 for nonmember couples. Dinner is $19 a person. 843-379-3331

"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 for ages 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 and April 4, 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 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

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

Nancy Cathcart Group of Sierra Club meeting: 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 Island. 843-681-4181

The Beaufort Chapter SC Genealogical Society: 2 p.m. March 13, First Presbyterian Church, North Street, Beaufort. Special speaker will be Jan Alpert, President for four years, National Genealogical Society of America. emoliwa@gmail.com

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 National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1021: 11 a.m. March 14, The Golden Corral, 122 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort. The speaker will be Pat G. Simmons, program assistance/cemetary Representative for the Beaufort National Cemetary. P.O.C. 843 379-1002

The Captain William Hilton Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution will honor Dr. Grant Evans, Founder and CEO of R & R.org: 11:30 a.m. March 14, the Seabrook Retirement Center, 300 Woodhaven Drive. Deadline is March 9. $15. 843-681-5457.

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: 7 p.m. March 14, Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority, 6 Snake Road., Okatie. 843-705-7174

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

The Sea Island Quilters: 6 p.m. March 15, Praise Assembly, 800 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. Special guest speaker will be Pat Wys of Silver Thimble Quilt Co., Snellville Ga. 843-838-2870

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

The Lowcountry American Dream Council presenting "Inside Job": 2 p.m. March 16, Bluffton Public Library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. 843-707-7261

VFW Post 8760 Ladies Auxiliary St. Patrick's Day Dinner/Dance: 6-11 p.m. March 17, 36 Castlerock Road, Beaufort. $10; $15 a couple. 843-524-8760

Historic Beaufort Foundation annual meeting: 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 19, Old Bay Marketplace Loft and Rooftop Deck, 917 Bay Street, Beaufort. $20. Reservations must be made by March 16. 843-379-3331

Lowcountry Master Gardeners Association Meeting: 1-3 p.m., March 20, Palmetto Electric Community Room, New River, 1 Cooperative Way, Hardeeville. betwarfield@gmail.com

Garage/Hot Dog Sale presented by St. James Baptist Church The Pastor's Aide Missionary: 7 a.m.- 1 p.m. March 24, St. James Baptist Church, 209 Beach City Road. 843-446-3949

Robert Smalls Association Meeting: 5:30 p.m. March 27, Port Royal Medical Center, 1320 Ribaut Road., Port Royal. 843-846-8629

"The Mystical Garden", The Avid Gardeners Flower Show: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 1, Plantation House, Hilton Head Plantation. 843-681-5346

Community Passover Seder: 5 p.m. April 7, Congregation Beth Yam, 4501 Meeting Street, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-2178

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

Business After Hours: 5:30-7 p.m. April 19, Up the Creek Pub, 18 Simmons Road, Hilton Head Island. $10 for members, $20 for non-members. 843-785-3673. www.hiltonheadchamber.org

Chamber Young Professionals Group: 5:30-7 p.m. April 25, Corks Wine Bar, 1297 May River Road, Bluffton. www. hiltonheadchamber.org

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Hospice Care of America volunteer opportunities: Direct patient care and administrative volunteers are needed at the Hilton Head Island office. No experience necessary. 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.

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 13, Palmetto Service Center, 59 Sheridan Park Circle, Bluffton. 843-757-7437. www.lowcountryredcross.org

Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry seeking volunteers: Information session 5-6:30 p.m. March 13, SC Works Building, 164 Castle Rock Road, Beaufort. 843-525-6658.

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

Safe-boating class: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. March 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

"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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