Calendar of Lowcountry Events: March 15-21

calendar@islandpacket.comMarch 14, 2012 

The Atlanta 20th anniversary "Driving Miss Daisy" cast - Bill Murphey (Boolie), Rob Cleveland (Hoke) and Jill Jane Clements (Miss Daisy) - will star in the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina production, which runs March 16 through April 1.

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ARTS

Theater

"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," presented by the Beaufort Theatre Company: 7:30 p.m. March 15-17 and 22-24 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

"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 and 29-30; 2 p.m. March 25, Magnolia Hall, Sun City Lane, Sun City Hilton Head. $23. 843-705-7917

"How I Became a Pirate": April 11-15, Main Street Youth Theatre, 25 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6246. www.msyt.org

"Wicked": April 18-29, 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

Dance

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

Music

"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 Island. 843-842-5299

Vienna Boys Choir, presented by the Hilton Head Choral Society: 8 p.m. March 17, Holy Family Catholic Church, 24 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. 843-686-2228

"Concert of Sacred Music," presented by choir members from All Saints Episcopal Church on Hilton Head Island and St. John's Episcopal Church of Savannah: 4 p.m. March 18, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-8333

"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

Brad Parsley, presented by The Church of the Cross: 7 p.m. March 22, The Church of the Cross, 110 Calhoun St., Bluffton. 843-757-2661

Jesse Winchester, presented 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

University of South Carolina Beaufort Festival Series Chamber Music Concert: 5-7 p.m. March 25, USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort. $40. 843-208-8246. www.uscb.edu/festivalseries

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," featuring organist Rhonda Sider Edgington, presented as part of the Parish Church of St. Helena's tricentennial celebration: 7 p.m. March 30, the Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church St., 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, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Beaufort. 843-379-9084

Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin," presented by Opera Lovers of Hilton Head: 1 p.m. April 11, The Seabrook, 300 Woodhaven Dr., Hilton Head Island. 843-715-2610

"Music at St. Helena's," featuring organist Wayne Foster, presented as part of the Parish Church of St. Helena's tricentennial celebration: 7 p.m. April 13, the Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church Street, Beaufort. 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," featuring the Winthrop University Chamber Choir, presented as part of the Parish Church of St. Helena's tricentennial celebration: 2 p.m. April 15, the Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church Street, Beaufort. 843-522-1712, ext. 214. www.sthelenas1712.org

"Music at St. Helena's," featuring organist Bruce Neswick, presented as part of the Parish Church of St. Helena's tricentennial celebration: 7 p.m. April 20, the Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church Street, Beaufort. 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 Music 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

Seventh annual American Pie Rock Concert: Benefits Relay for Life. 7 p.m. April 26-27, Hilton Head Island High School Visual and Performing Arts Center, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-4800

"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," featuring organist Jonathan Dimmock, presented as part of the Parish Church of St. Helena's tricentennial celebration: 7 p.m. May 4, the Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church St., Beaufort. 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, 300 Woodhaven Dr., Hilton Head Island. 843-715-2610

"Music at St. Helena's," featuring Choir Festival with Brian Jones, presented as part of the Parish Church of St. Helena's tricentennial celebration: 7 p.m. May 19, the Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church St., Beaufort. 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, 70 Skull Creek Drive, 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. 843-521-101

Visual arts and exhibits

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 W., 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

"New Work," by Carol Henry: through April 1, Charles Street Gallery, 914 Charles St., Beaufort. 843-521-9054. www.thecharlesstreetgallery.com

"LowCountry Living -- An Artist's Perspective": through April 6, Four Corners Gallery, 1263B May River Road, Bluffton. 843-757-8185

"New Works Exhibition," by Peter Karis: through April 21, Karis Art Gallery, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, C-4, Village at Wexford, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-5100. www.karisartgallery.com

"New Vibrations," 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.

"River of Words," presented as part of Youths Art Month: An artist's reception is 5:30-7 p.m. March 16, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. Exhibit runs through March 31. 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

Spring Art Walk: 5-7:30 p.m. March 17, downtown Beaufort.

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

The Feminine Mystique: Cartoons, Africa, Childhood and American Culture: Opening reception is 5:30 p.m. April 20, 914 Charles St., Beaufort. Exhibit runs through May 5. 843-521-9054. www.thecharlesstreetgallery.com

"People, Places, and Chickens," by James St. Clair: Opening reception is 6-8 p.m. April 27, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. Exhibit runs through May 31. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Call for artists

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 also can 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

"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 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

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

"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 through March 30, Society of Bluffton Artists, 48 Boundary St., Bluffton. $120 for members; $140 for nonmembers. 843-247-2868. www.sobagalleryonline.com

"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

"Mastering Pen & Ink Techniques," with Don Nagel: 1-4 p.m. March 19, 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

"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 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

"Beginning Photography," with Paul Nurnberg: 6-8 p.m. April 2, 16, 23, 30 and May 7, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $200. 912-429-0189. www.artworksinbeaufort.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

"Creating Fused Glass," with Greg Rawls: 6-9 p.m. April 12, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $75. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"Afterschool at ARTworks," for students 6-16: Register by April 17. Classes run through May. ARTSworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $50 for seven-week semester. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"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

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

Literary

Beaufort Writers meeting: 4:30-6 p.m. March 21, April 10 and 24, Beaufort County Airport Conference Room, Lady's Island. 843-597-3910

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

Culinary

Farmers Market of Bluffton: 2-7 p.m. Thursdays, Calhoun Street, Bluffton. www.farmersmarketbluffton.org

"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: 10 a.m. Thursdays through March 29, The Sandbox, An 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

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.-1 p.m. March 24, Booksalicious, 14 Promenade St., Suite 304, 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

OUTDOORS/WILDLIFE

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

"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

"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 Critical Importance of Port Royal Sound," presented by the Fripp Island Audubon Club: 7 p.m. (6 p.m. meet-and-greet) March 22, Fripp Island Community Centre, 205 Tarpon Blvd., Fripp Island. Free. 843-441-2153. www.islc.net/audubon

"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

"Horseshoe Crabs -- Living Fossils," presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum: 6:30 p.m. April 5 and June 4, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $15. 843-689-3033. www.coastaldiscovery.org

"Birds of Costa Rica," presented by Carlos Chacon: 3 p.m. April 12, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-3033. www.hiltonheadaudubon.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. Register by April 1. 843-838-7437

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

Walk and Talk: 9 a.m. May 12, Great Swamp Sanctuary, Walterboro. 843-549-7658

FESTIVALS, CELEBRATIONS AND BENEFITS

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 Road, 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 St. Patrick's weekend celebration: March 16-18, Indigo Pines independent retirement community, 110 Gardner Drive, Hilton Head Island. A pie and ice cream social is at 3:30 p.m. March 16; a St. Patrick's Day party is at noon March 17; and a movie night is at 7 p.m. March 18. 843-342-3228

Oyster Roast: Benefits the Coosaw Community Center Scholarship Fund. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. March 17, Coosaw Community Center, 140 Coosaw River Drive, Beaufort. 843-986-0989. 843-575-0759

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

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

First annual Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton 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.-1 p.m. March 24, Booksalicious, 14 Promenade St., Suite 304, Bluffton. PAL is seeking old blankets, sheets and towels, as well as canned and dry dog and cat food. www.kimaschidrich.com

Winetasting Fundraiser and Silent Auction, presented by Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners: Benefits March of Dimes. 12:30-3 p.m. March 25, Emily's Restaurant and Tapas Bar, 906 Port Republic St., Beaufort. $25; two for $40. 843-986-2444

Hilton Head Quilt Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 30-31, St. Andrew By-the-Sea church, 20 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $5. 843-681-8077. www.palmettoquiltguild.org

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity annual March of Dimes Car Wash: Benefits the March of Dimes. 9 a.m.-noon March 31, Piggly Wiggly, 1900 Boundary St., Beaufort. 843-812-6111

Firkinstock Beer Festival, presented by the 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, Calhoun Street Promenade, old town Bluffton. 843-422-4542. www.thelowcountryscheartwalk.org

The Energy Center Grand Opening Party: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 31, The Energy Center, 35 Bill Fries Drive, Building C, Island Medical Plaza, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-9714.

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. 843-689-4811. www.islandpacket.com/yardsale.

American Legion, Post 205 Oyster Roast: Benefits the Wounded Warrior project. 2-6 p.m. March 31, Oyster Factory Park, 100 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. $25. 843-757-6811

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

37th annual Dr. Alligator Tournament, sponsored by The Hospital Auxiliary and Lowcountry Women's Golf Association: Benefits Women's Health. March 31, Moss Creek Country Club, 1523 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. 843-706-9790

3rd annual Beaufort Beauties: Benefits Main Street Beaufort, USA; Lions Club of Beaufort; Thumbs Up; and Friends of Caroline Hospice. 7:30 p.m. March 31, The Shed, 809 Paris Ave., Port Royal.

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

Fourth annual Sandbox Kid's Fair: 5-7:30 p.m. April 6, The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum, 18A Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

Palmetto Animal League third 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

Fourth 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

"Springtime in Paris," Art League of Hilton Head's 24th annual Art and Flowers Luncheon: 1 p.m. May 6, Jack Nicklaus Clubhouse, Colleton River Plantation, 60 Colleton River Drive, Bluffton. $40, $10 preview. Reservations due by April 23. 843 342-7349. www.artleaguehhi.org

"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

"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

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

"Hemorrhoid Help" health seminar, presented by the Hilton Head Hospital: 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

"The First Aid Kit," energy medicine workshop: 1:30-3:30 p.m. March 17, 149 Riverwalk Blvd., Suite 17, Okatie.

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.-1 p.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 Island 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 St., 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

Beaufort Chapter No. 229 of Therapy Dogs International Therapy dog test: 10 a.m. March 31, BayView Manor LLC, 11 S. Todd Drive, Beaufort. Register by March 26. 843-522-2073

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 St., Beaufort. 843-422-4985. kametm@usa.redcross.org

Red Cross New Volunteer Orientation and Disaster Services Overview training: 6-9 p.m. April 5 and 24, Palmetto Service Center, 59 Sheridan Park Circle, Bluffton. 843-757-7437. www.lowcountryredcross.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

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

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

"RBC Greening Golf workshop," presented by Experience Green: 5:30-6 p.m. meet-and-greet March 19 and 20; 6-7:30 p.m. March 19, University of South Carolina Beaufort Hilton Head Gateway Campus, Hargray Building, Room 270, Bluffton; 6-7:30 p.m. March 20, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-882-7616 www.experiencegreen.org

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

Former FBI profiler Gene Rugala, presented by Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse: Benefits CODA and local survivors of intimate partner violence. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 26, Sweetgrass Restaurant, 100 Marina Drive, St. Helena Island. 843-770-1074, ext 221

"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

"Developmental Milestones: Birth through Age Three," presented by pediatrician Dr. Richard Heyman as part of the "Parents 411" series: 9:30 a.m. March 27, The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum, 18A Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island. $6. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

Hurricane Preparedness Seminar: 2-4 p.m. March 27, Church of the Palms, 1425 Okatie Highway, Okatie. Carl Statham, Red Cross Disaster Service Coordinator will present. 843-379-1888.

"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.

"The Holocaust Memorial at Ravensbruck-Remembering Women's Suffering and Survival," presented by Janet Jacobs, author and professor of sociology and women and gender studies at the University of Colorado: noon March 30, Student Union's Ogeechee Theatre, Armstrong Campus, 11935 Abercorn St., Savannah. 912-344-352. www.armstrong.edu

Managing Business Opportunities: 8-10 a.m. April 3, Hilton Garden Inn Hilton Head, 1575 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. $10. www.scorehiltonhead.com/workshops.aspx

"Safety Issues Concerning Your Child -- Car Safety and Baby-Proofing Your Home," presented by Cinda Seamon of Hilton Head Fire and Rescue Public Safety as part of the "Parents 411" series: 9:30 a.m. April 3, The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum, 18A Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island. $6. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

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

"Supportive Design in Planning Baby's Space," presented by counseling psychologist Debi Lynes as part of the "Parents 411" series: 9:30 a.m. April 10, The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum, 18A Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island. $6. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

"Child Identification and Information for Your Family's Safety," presented by Officer Jennings of Beaufort County Sherriff's Office as part of the "Parents 411" series: 9:30 a.m. April 17, The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum, 18A Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island. $6. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

"Savannah Under Fire, 1779" lecture by Rita Elliott, presented by Historic Savannah Foundation: 6:30 p.m. April 17, Kennedy Pharmacy, 323 E. Broughton St., Savannah. 912-233-7787

"Language and Speech Development," presented by speech and language pathologist Kim Rowe as part of the "Parents 411" series: 9:30 a.m. May 1, The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum, 18A Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island. $6. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

"Selecting and Using Toys and Books with Your Child," presented by speech and language pathologist Kim Rowe as part of the "Parents 411" series: 9:30 a.m. May 8, The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum, 18A Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island. $6. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

CLUBS AND SPECIAL INTERESTS

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

Doll club: New Bluffton/Hilton Head doll club is looking for members. Antiques to Barbie collectors welcome. 843-836-3941. 843-422-4056.

Princeton Club of Hilton Head: The club is being rejuvenated. 843-842-8160.

Sea Island Quilters meeting: 6 p.m. March 15, Praise Assembly, 800 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. Special guest speaker will be Pat Wys of Silver Thimble Quilt, 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.

"Inside Job," presented by the Lowcountry American Dream Council: 2 p.m. March 16, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. 843-707-7261

Historic Beaufort Foundation annual meeting: 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 19, Old Bay Marketplace Loft and Rooftop Deck, 917 Bay St., 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

First annual Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton 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.

Presbyterian Church Business Network Forum: 7:45 a.m. March 22, First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-6170. www.fpchhi.org

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

The Unanimity Masonic Lodge No. 418 pancake breakfast: 8-10 a.m. March 24, Indigo Pines, 110 Gardner Drive, Hilton Head Island. $5. 843-341-5513

The Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, Lowcountry Chapter meeting: 11:30 a.m. March 26, Montana's, 16 Kittie's Landing Road, Bluffton. Register by March 23. 843-705-1019

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

Women's Association of Hilton Head Island's Bookmarkers meeting, featuring Donald H. Snow, Ph.D., professor emeritus of political science at the University of Alabama: 10:30 a.m. April 3, TidePointe, 700 TidePointe Way, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-5831

AARP Chapter of the Lowcountry meeting: 1 p.m. April 5, Bluffton Okatie Outpatient Center, 40 Okatie Center Blvd. South, Beaufort. Dr. Doris Hammond will speak. 843-705-5798

Community Passover Seder: 5 p.m. April 7, Congregation Beth Yam, 4501 Meeting St., 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

"Birds of Costa Rica," presented by Carlos Chacon: 3 p.m. April 12, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-3033. www.hiltonheadaudubon.org

Camera Club of Hilton Head Island: 7 p.m. April 17, Palmetto Electric Company, 111 Mathews Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-301-5252. www.cchhi.net

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 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

"eBay: Startup": 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 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 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

Island Knowledge seminar, presented by the University of South Carolina Beaufort: 2 p.m. March 22, Palmetto Electric Building, 111 Mathews Drive, Hilton Head. 843-208-8030.

"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

Kiawah Island Motoring Retreat: 1:30-4:30 p.m. April 21, Night Heron Park, 4000 Sea Forest Drive, Kiawah Island. 843-768-3875. www.kiawahislandmotoringretreat.com

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