Calendar of Lowcountry Events: April 5-11

calendar@islandpacket.comApril 4, 2012 

SPECIAL TO LOWCOUNTRY LIFE

  • "For The Love of Red," by Vickie Jourdan: Artist's reception is 5-7 p.m. April 5, Art League of Hilton Head, Walter Greer Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Exhibit runs through April 28. 843-681-5060. www.artleaguehhi.org

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ARTS

Theater

"The Vagina Monologues": 8 p.m. April 5 and 7, Hargray building room 156, University of South Carolina Beaufort Hilton Head Gateway Campus, 1 University Blvd., Bluffton. $15; $10 for seniors; $6 for students. 843-208-8363

"The Vagina Monologues": 8 p.m. April 6, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $15; $10 for seniors; $6 for students. 843-208-8363

"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": 8 p.m. April 25-May 27, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $39-$55. 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

"Evita": May 11-27, The May River Theatre Company, Ulmer Auditorium, 20 Bridge St., Bluffton. $20. 843-815-5581. www.mayrivertheatre.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: 7:30 p.m. May 31-June 2 and June 7-9; 3 p.m. June 3 and 10, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $17; $12 for students; $7 for children; $12 for groups. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

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

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

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

Auditions

"Beauty and the Beast" auditions: 1-5 p.m. April 14, Main Street Youth Theatre Studio, 25 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head Island. Register by April 13. 843-689-6246. www.msyt.org

Dance

"Swan Lake," presented by Savannah Dance Theatre: 8 p.m. April 28, Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. $25. 912-525-5050. www.lucastheatre.com

Music

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 St., 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 St., 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 St., 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

All Saints Episcopal Church Concert: 4 p.m. April 22, All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-8333

"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

LowCountry Children's Chorus 10th Anniversary Spring Concert: 3 p.m. April 28, The Baptist Church of Beaufort, 600 Charles St., Beaufort. Free. 843-252-4104. www.bcob.org/lccc.html

"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. 5-7 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. 843-521-1017

Visual arts and exhibits

"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

The Society of Bluffton Artists presents the Black and White Judged Photography Exhibition: through April 21, Society of Bluffton Artists Gallery, 48 Boundary St., Bluffton. 843-757-6586. www.socblufftonartist.com

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

"The Greatest Story Ever Told Works," by Rudolph Valentino Bostic: through April 30, Beach Institute, 502 East Harris St., Savannah. 912-234-8000. www.facebook.com/pages/beach-institute

"New Vibrations," by the Art Beyond Tradition group of artists: through April 30, University of South Carolina Beaufort, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. 843-521-4145

Shirley Daniell and Bill Rosseau, presented by Gallery 209: through April 30, Gallery 209, 209 E. River St., Savannah. 912-236-4583. www.gallery209savannah.com

"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.

"Richard Law Exhibit -- The Mind and Thoughts of Richard Law": through June 30, Beach Institute, 502 East Harris St., Savannah. 912-234-8000, www.kingtisdell.org

"Fort Fremont -- Homeland Security 1898": through June 30, Verdier House, 801 Bay St., Beaufort. www.fortfremont.org

The Black Leaders of Beaufort County Portrait Project: through May 12, LyBensons Gallery, 211 Charles St., Beaufort. 843-522-3094

Art Academy Winter Exhibit & Sale: through May 18 , Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

"The Artists of Sea Pines": through June 26, CSA Gallery, 175 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-6961

"For The Love of Red," by Vickie Jourdan: Artist's reception is 5-7 p.m. April 5, Art League of Hilton Head, Walter Greer Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Exhibit runs through April 28. 843-681-5060. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Coastal Impressions: Paintings by Tricia Gardner": Opening reception is 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 6, Beaufort Art Association Gallery, 913 Bay St., Beaufort. Exhibit runs through May 12. 843-521-4444. www.beaufortartassociation.com

Ruth Sykes Mixed Media Drawings & Urban Jupena Tapestry Weavings: Opening reception is 5-7 p.m. April 7, Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St., Savannah. Exhibit runs April 5-27. 912-651-6783. www.savannahga.gov/arts

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

Springtime Art Walk: 3-7 p.m. April 20, old town Bluffton galleries. 843-757-2633

"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

Peter Max Exhibit: Meet the artist receptions are 6-9 p.m. April 27 and 1-3 p.m. April 28, Karis Art Gallery, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Exhibit runs April 21-29. 843-785-5100. www.karisartgallery.com

"The Artists of Sea Pines" plein air painting weekend: April 28-29, The Heritage Farm, Sea Pines, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-6961

Call for artists

Experience Green's Earth Day: Musicians and entertainers with themes that celebrate or promote the environment, community or quality of life to entertain on the celebration stage April 21 during the second annual Earth Day Celebration can apply at www.experiencegreen.org

Open studios and classes

"Get Fired Up" pottery program: 9:30 a.m. Mondays through April 30, The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum, 18A Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island. $15. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

"Watercolor Landscape Workshop," with Alex 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.socblufftonartist.com

"Spiritualism in Photography and the Art of Seeing," with Marci Tressel: 9 a.m.-noon, Mondays, April 9-30, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $120 for members; $140 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

"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.socblufftonartist.com

"Texture and 3-Dimensional Pizzazz for Oils and Acrylics," with Alex Sharma: 1-4 p.m., Tuesdays, April 10-May 8, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $150 for members; $175 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Basketry Combinations and Continuations," with Kim Keats: 6-8 p.m. April 10, ARTworks, Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $15. 843-384-2435. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"Watercolor: The Spring Landscape -- Color and Texture," with Alex Sharma: 1-4 p.m., Wednesdays, April 11-May 9, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $150 for members; $175 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

Open Studio: 6-9 p.m. April 11 and 25; May 9 and 23, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $20. 843-686-3945, ext. 233. www.artshhi.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

"Unlock Your Drawing Skills," with Penny Russell: 1-3 p.m. April 14 and 28, Beaufort Art Association Gallery & BAA Studio, 913 Bay St., Beaufort. 843-838-3205. www.beaufortartassociation.com

"Painting Waterfalls and Seascapes," with Dennis Lake: 9 a.m.-noon, Mondays, April 16-May 21, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $180 for members; $210 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Moms Night Out" at Artist Uncorked: 5-8 p.m. April 16, Artist Uncorked, 322 Moss Creek Village, Bluffton. Drop the kids off at Island Playground first. $40 for mom and 1 child; $10 each additional. 843-837-4700. www.artistuncorked.com

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

"Afterschool at ARTworks," for students 6-16: Register by April 17. Classes run through May 31. ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $50 for seven-week semester. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"Handbuilding with Clay," with Trevor Foster: 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays, April 19-May 24, ARTworks, Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $100 plus $25 per 25 pounds of clay. 803-707-5961. www.beaufortcountyarts.com

"Wheelthrown Pottery," with Trevor Foster: 1:15-3:15 p.m. or 6-8 p.m., Thursdays, April 19-May 24, ARTworks, Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $100 plus $25 per 25 pounds of clay. 803-707-5961. www.beaufortcountyarts.com

"Lowcountry Figurative Workshop," with Daryl Urig: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 20-21, ARTworks, Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $165. 843-379-2787. www.beaufortcountyarts.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.socblufftonartist.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.socblufftonartist.com

"Improve Your Drawing Skills -- Class No. 1," with Penny Russell: 1-3 p.m. May 5 and 12, Beaufort Art Association Gallery & BAA Studio, 913 Bay St., Beaufort. $60 for two classes. 843-838-3205. www.beaufortartassociation.com

"Improve Your Drawing Skills -- Class No. 2," with Penny Russell: 1-3 p.m. May 19 and 26, Beaufort Art Association Gallery & BAA Studio, 913 Bay St., Beaufort. $60 for two classes. 843-838-3205. www.beaufortartassociation.com

Film

"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

"A Night We Must Never Forget -- 100th Anniversary of the Loss of RMS Titanic," presented by USCB Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: 6-8 p.m. April 11, Hargray Building, Room 159, University South Carolina Beaufort Hilton Head Gateway Campus, 1 University Blvd., Bluffton. $10 for non-OLLI members. 843-208-8247

Emerging Cinema -- "The Gold Rush": 7 p.m. April 11, University of South Carolina Beaufort, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $8; $7 for seniors/military; $6 for students. 843-521-4145. www.uscb.edu/community-outreach/center-for-the-arts/index.php

"Santiago": 5:30 p.m. April 14, University of South Carolina Beaufort, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $10; $8 for BIFF members; $6 for students. 843-521-4145. www.uscb.edu/community-outreach/center-for-the-arts/index.php

"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

Emerging Cinemas -- "Matchmaker": 7 p.m. April 15, University of South Carolina Beaufort, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $8; $7 for seniors/military; $6 for students. 843-521-4145. www.uscb.edu/community-outreach/center-for-the-arts/index.php

Emerging Cinema -- "Reuniting the Rubins": 7 p.m. April 18, University of South Carolina Beaufort, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $8; $7 for seniors/military; $6 for students. 843-521-4145. www.uscb.edu/community-outreach/center-for-the-arts/index.php

"Awaken the Dragon": Benefits Dragonboat Beaufort. 5:30 p.m. April 21, University of South Carolina Beaufort, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $20. 843-521-4145. www.uscb.edu/community-outreach/center-for-the-arts/index.php

Emerging Cinema -- "The Way": 7 p.m. April 22, University of South Carolina Beaufort, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $8; $7 for seniors/military; $6 for students. 843-521-4145. www.uscb.edu/community-outreach/center-for-the-arts/index.php

Emerging Cinema -- "Take Me Home": 7 p.m. April 25, University of South Carolina Beaufort, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $8; $7 for seniors/military; $6 for students. 843-521-4145. www.uscb.edu/community-outreach/center-for-the-arts/index.php

"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

Emerging Cinema -- "Brake": 7 p.m. April 30, University of South Carolina Beaufort, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $8; $7 for seniors/military; $6 for students. 843-521-4145. www.uscb.edu/community-outreach/center-for-the-arts/index.php

"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

"Three Thousand Days & Nights" book-signing with author Benjamin W. Farley: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 5, The French Cafe, 430 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-407-0770

"Blessed Beyond Measure" book-signing with author Lyda Youmans: 1-3 p.m. April 7, McIntosh Book Shoppe, 917 Bay St., Beaufort. 843-525-1066

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

Beaufort ProWriters meeting: 7-8:30 p.m. April 10, City Java, 301 Carteret St., Suite C, Beaufort. 843-379-5886

"The Accidental Don: A Man Caught Between Two Identities" book-signing with author Guy J. Tirondola: 6-8 p.m. April 14, Port Royal Pasta Company, 1430 Ribaut Road, Port Royal. 843-379-0146. www.guyjtirondola.com

"Putting Your Life on the Lines: Memoir Writing," with Katherine Tandy Brown: 6-8 p.m. Mondays, April 16-May 14, Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. $110. 843-525-8205. www.tcl.edu/ce

Friends of the Pratt Memorial Library's third annual Community Yard Sale and Book Sale: Benefits the Pratt Memorial Library. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. April 21, Pratt Memorial Library, 451-A Wilson St., Ridgeland. Spaces can be rented for $15 before April 19. Rain date is April 28. 843-726-7744

Annual Spring Book Sale: 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. April 21, Beaufort library, 310 Scott St., Beaufort. Free. 843-812-3574. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Creative Organization for Writers," with Stephanie Edwards: 10 a.m.-noon April 28, Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. $59. 843-525-8205. www.tcl.edu/ce

"Bluffton Changing Tides: The Photography of Marge Agin," edited by Charlene Gardner, book release party: 4-8 p.m. May 4, Four Corners Gallery, 1263 May River Road, Bluffton. 843-757-8185. www.fourcornersgallerybluffton.com

Culinary

"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

Cake Decorating, the Essentials: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 14, Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. $79. 843-525-8205. www.tcl.edu/ce.

Local Cuisine Cooking: 9:30 a.m.-noon April 14, Hilton Head Health, 14 Valencia Road, Hillton Head Island. $95. 843-525-8205. www.tcl.edu/ce.

KIDS AND FAMILIES

"Book Worms Storytime," for ages 2-5: 11 a.m. Tuesdays through April 24, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.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

"Imagination Hour" at The Sandbox: 10 a.m. Thursdays through April 26, 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

YMCA Youth T-Ball Registration: through May 14, 1801 Richmond Ave., Port Royal. $40 for members, $55 for non-members. 843-522-9622. www.ymcabeaufortcounty.com

"Storytime with the Easter Bunny," for ages 3-6: 10:30 a.m. April 7, The Storybook Shoppe, 41A Calhoun St., Bluffton. 843-757-2600. www.thestorybookshoppe.com"Toddler Time with Miss Jean," for ages 2-3: 10:30 a.m. April 14, The Storybook Shoppe, 41A Calhoun St., Bluffton. 843-757-2600. www.thestorybookshoppe.com

Main Street Youth Theatre spring class registration: April 17-May 28, Main Street Youth Theatre, 25 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head Island. $30-$180 per course. 843-689-6246. www.msyt.org

"WizBiz Teens Workshop": 3-5 p.m. April 20, with follow-up session 3-5 p.m. May 25, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Children's Felted Flower": 10 a.m.-noon April 21, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $25. 843-686-3945, ext. 233. www.artshhi.com

"Take the Mic" poetry slam/workshop, for ages 12-18: 1-4 p.m. April 21, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. 843-255-6469. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Book Session," for grades 2-3: 3 p.m. April 21, The Storybook Shoppe, 41A Calhoun St., Bluffton. 843-757-2600. www.thestorybookshoppe.com

"Dog Day at the Library," with "The New Puppy at the Pound" author Kim Schidrich: 4 p.m. April 24, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Poetry Day," for ages 8-10: 3 p.m. April 28, The Storybook Shoppe, 41A Calhoun St., Bluffton. 843-757-2600. www.thestorybookshoppe.com

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

Palmetto Animal League Adoption Event: noon-7 p.m. through April 7, Palmetto Animal League Adoption Center, 56 Riverwalk Blvd., Okatie. 843-645-1725. www.palmettoanimalleague.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

"Walk, Play and Fellowship" with writer Lara Love and the Rescue Dogs of Walk by Faith Ministry: 10 a.m. Saturdays, April 7-May 26, Folly Field Beach, Hilton Head Island. 843-338-2219. www.walkbyfaithministry.com

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

"Birds of Costa Rica," presented by Carlos Chacon and the Hilton Head Audubon Society: 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. 843-838-7437

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

Iron Mike Bike and Walking Tour: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 14, Parris Island Museum, Building 111, Panama Street, Parris Island. 843-228-2951

Palmetto Animal League rabies and vaccination clinic: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 15, Bluffton Police Department, 39 Persimmons St., Bluffton. $6 for rabies shot, $15 for distemper combo shots, $20 for microchipping. 843-645-1725.

Safe Boating Class - Hilton Head Sail & Power Squadron: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. April 28 and May 5, Hilton Head SHARE Center, 6 Office Way, Hilton Head Island. $75 per person, $100 per couple. 843-785-8876. www.hhsps.org

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

FARMERS MARKETS

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

Hilton Head Island Farmers Market: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays starting April 6, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.farmersmarkethiltonheadisland.com

Habersham Marketplace First Fridays Series -- "Island Time": 4 p.m. April 6, The Habersham Marketplace, 13 Market St., Beaufort. www.habershammarketplace.com

FESTIVALS, CELEBRATIONS AND BENEFITS

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

Classic Car & Truck Club Of Beaufort Cruise-In: 5 p.m. April 6, Grayco parking lot, 136 Sea Island Parkway, Beaufort. 843-770-0349

Junior Service League of Beaufort BBQ Fundraiser: 6-10:30 p.m. April 14, The Arsenal, 809 Port Republic St., Beaufort. $40. 803-315-7339. www.jslbeaufort.org.

Palmetto Animal League's third annual Online Auction: April 20-23. Go to www.pal.dojiggy.com to bid. 843-645-1725. director@palmettoanimalleague.org.

Habersham Earth Day Celebration: 4-7 p.m. April 20, Habersham Marketplace, 13 Market Street, Habersham. 843-379-1015. www.habershammarketplace.com

Second annual Earth Day Celebration, presented by Experience Green: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 21, Shelter Cove Community Park, Hilton Head Island. $5; free for kids. 843-882-7616. www.experiencegreen.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

Todd Ballantine Earth Day Event: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. April 22, Haig Point Club, 10 Haig Point Circle, Hilton Head Island. $50 for ticket and ferry transportation; $35 for ticket only. 843-842-3456. www.daufuskieislandconversancy.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

Maye River Gallery Birthday Celebration: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 24, Maye River Gallery, 37 Calhoun St., Bluffton. 843-757-2633. www.mayerivergallery.com

Healing Heroes Banquet and Silent Auction: 6 p.m. April 24, Hampton Hall Banquet Center, 170 Hampton Hall Blvd., Bluffton. $60. Register by April 21. 843-689-3685. www.healingheroesgolfweek.com

Colleton County Rice Festival: April 27-29, downtown Walterboro. www.scfestival-rice.com

Fifth annual Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest, sponsored by the David M. Carmines Memorial Foundation: Benefits the American Cancer Society, the M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Center and the Island Recreation Scholarship Fund. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 28, Shelter Cove Community Park, Hilton Head Island. $5; free for kids 12 and younger. 843-681-2772, ext. 137. www.davidmcarmines.org

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

Penn Center 1862 Circle Gala and Awards Banquet: Benefits Penn Center. 6 p.m. April 28, Crowne Plaza, Hilton Head Island. $100-$150. 843-838-2432. info@penncenter.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," the 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

2012 Tri-Command and Beaufort County Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration: 6-9 p.m. May 18, the Lyceum, Parris Island. 843-228-4198

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, WALKS AND RACES

Seventh annual Bill Verity Cup Pro-Am Charity Golf Tournament: Benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Beaufort area. 1 p.m. April 23, The Sanctuary Golf Club, 8 Waveland Ave., Beaufort. $150 per amateur; $600 per team of 4. 843-379-5430, ext. 233

Hilton Head Humane Association's 15th annual Dog Walk: 9:30 a.m. April 28, Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8686

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

Annual Attorney Chase 5k: Benefits Lowcountry Legal Volunteers. 8 a.m. May 12, Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island. $30; $25 if purchased in advance. 843-815-1570. www.lowcountrylegalaid.org

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Sexual Assault Victims' Support Group: Offering compassionate, confidential support for any person suffering from sexual assault/molestation. 843-290-7461

Community Donation Yoga Class: Benefits local charities. Noon-1 p.m. Fridays, Jiva Yoga Center, 1032 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $5. 843-247-4549. www.jivayogacenter.com

"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: noon-6 p.m. April 5, Carteret Street United Methodist Church, 408 Carteret St., Beaufort. 843-422-4985. kametm@usa.redcross.org

Blood Alliance blood drive: 1:30-4:30 p.m. April 5, J.T. Turner Construction, 2250 E. Victory Drive, Savannah. 912-356-5611

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

Blood Alliance blood drive: 2-6 p.m. April 6, 403 Butler Ave., Tybee Island. 478-455-2227

Blood Alliance blood drive: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 7, The Center for Health, Fitness & Sports Performance, 2 Marshland Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-3359

Blood Alliance blood drive: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 7, Bonaventure Funeral Home, 315 Greenwich Road, Savannah. 912-655-4791

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

Blood Alliance blood drive: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 10, Belfair Fitness Center, 2 Summerton Drive, Bluffton. 843-757-0732

Blood Alliance blood drive: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 10, South University, 709 Mall Blvd., Savannah. 912-201-8049

Blood Alliance blood drive: 2-5 p.m. April 11, Byrd Cookie Company, 6700 Waters Ave., Savannah. 912-355-1716

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

Blood Alliance blood drive: 2-6 p.m. April 12, Optimal Health Chiropractic,

1264 Ribaut Road, Suite 102, Beaufort. 843-524-4325

Blood Alliance blood drive: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 13, Savannah College of Art and Design, 3515 Montgomery St., Savannah. 912-525-7006

Blood Alliance blood drive: 9 a.m.-noon April 14, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire, 4710 Waters Ave., Savannah. 912-350-7641

Blood Alliance blood drive: 8 a.m.-noon April 15, St. Peter's Catholic Church, 70 Lady's Island Drive, Lady's Island. 843-522-5172

Blood Alliance blood drive: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 16, East Cooper Medical Center, 2000 Hospital Drive, Mount Pleasant. 843-496-6261

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

Blood Alliance blood drive: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 18, Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. 843-525-8211

Blood Alliance blood drive: 4:30-7:30 p.m. April 19, 1401 E. Victory Drive, Savannah. 912-351-9150

Blood Alliance blood drive: 8 a.m.- 11 a.m. April 21, Dixieland Cruisers, 12521 White Bluff Road, Savannah. 912-478-4005

Blood Alliance blood drive: 8 a.m.-noon April 23, Callawassie Island,

22 Callawassie Club Drive, Callawassie Island. 843-987-3679

Blood Alliance blood drive: noon-7 p.m. April 24, Sun City Hilton Head, 672 Cypress Hills Drive, Bluffton. 843-705-3777

Blood Alliance blood drive: 1-4 p.m. April 25, Savannah State University,

3219 College St., Savannah. 571-226-7766

Blood Alliance blood drive: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 25, Spring Hill Suites Savannah Historic District, 150 Montgomery St., Savannah. 912-721-2301

Blood Alliance blood drive: 3-6 p.m. April 27, Hampton Hall, 170 Hampton Hall Blvd., Bluffton. 843-757-5106

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

Graduate Studies Open House: 4:30-6:30 p.m. April 5, Armstrong Center Ballroom, 13040 Abercorn St., Savannah. 912-344-2798. www.armstrong.edu

"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

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

"Guerrillas, Bushwackers and Partisans: Rethinking The American Civil War," presented by Daniel E. Sutherland for the Lowcountry Civil War Round Table: 6:45 p.m. April 11, Bluffton High School auditorium, 12 H.E. McCraken Circle, Bluffton. $10 for nonmembers; free for students. 843-705-5847

"The Role of U.S. Diplomacy and Development in Fragile States," presented by John Champagne and Hilton Head for Peace: 7 p.m. April 11, Palmetto Electric Building, 111 Mathews Drive, Hilton Head Island. 603-264-6102

"Child Identification and Information for Your Family's Safety," presented by Officer Jennings of the 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 Ave., Hilton Head Island. $6. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

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

Lecture on China, presented by Lionel Jensen, chairman of East Asian languages and literature at the University of Notre Dame: 6:30 p.m. April 19, St. Francis By the Sea Catholic Church, 45 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-6350

"Lunch with the Masters," with Don Nagel: noon-1 p.m. Thursdays, April 26-May 24, Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children," a Child Sexual Abuse Prevention workshop for adults: 1:30-4:30 p.m. April 28, CrossFit Hilton Head, 6 Bow Circle, Hilton Head Island. Registration deadline is April 27. 843-524-2256. www.hopehavenlc.org

"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 Ave., 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 Ave., Hilton Head Island. $6. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

Lowcountry Reptiles and Amphibians: 3 p.m. May 30, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $12; $7 for kids 4-12. 843-689-6767

CLUBS AND SPECIAL INTERESTS

Hilton Head Island Carolina Shag Club: 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays through May 8, Remy's Bar and Grill, 130 Arrow Road, Hilton Head Island. $25 per year membership. 843-815-4141. www.hhishag.com

The Island Amateur Radio Association: Check in on 147.24 repeater. Don Sealy, 843-671-4000

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

AARP Chapter of the Lowcountry meeting: 1 p.m. April 5, Bluffton Okatie Outpatient Center, 40 Okatie Center Blvd. S., 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

The Sea Island Quilters: 6 p.m. April 9, Praise Academy, 800 Paris Island Gateway, Beaufort. Barbara James will speak. 843-838-2870.

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

Friends of Caroline Hospice Memorial Service: 11:30 a.m. April 11, Union Church, 1004 11th St., Port Royal. 843-525-6257

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

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Beaufort: 6:30 p.m. April 11, Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority, 6 Snake Road, Okatie. 843-705-7174. www.cgaux.org

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

Hilton Head Island Ski Club social: 5-7 p.m. April 13, The Smokehouse, 34 Palmetto Bay Road, Hilton Head Island. 843 681-4181

Dinner with the Hilton Head Island Singles: 5:30 p.m. April 17, British Open Pub, 1 Sheridan Drive, Bluffton. 843-422-5103. www.hiltonheadislandsingles.com

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

Low Country Christians Woman's Connection: 11:30 a.m. April 18, Hampton Hall Club House, 170 Hampton Hall Blvd., Bluffton. Martha Cahoon will speak. $24. Register by April 13. 843-705-7950

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

Sea Island Quilters Workshop: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 21, 311 Tom Fripp Road, St. Helena Island. $60. Registration deadline is April 19. 843-838-7116

Dinner with the Hilton Head Island Singles: 7 p.m. April 21, STEAK-WG, 1513 Main Street, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8866. www.hiltonheadislandsingles.com

Dinner with the Hilton Head Island Singles: 5:30 pm. April 24, Carrabba's, 18 Folly Field Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-422-5103. www.hiltonheadislandsingles.com

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

Brunch with the Hilton Head Island Singles: noon April 29, Harbour Town Grill, 11 Lighthouse Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-3094. www.hiltonheadislandsingles.com

Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce First Friday Networking Event: 6-8 p.m. May 4, RoastFish & Cornbread, 70 Marshland Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-986-1102

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 the soup kitchen at Spring Hill AME Church. 843-263-8271

Okatie Rotary reading program: Volunteers needed to read to children at Pritchardville Elementary School. 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

United Way of the Lowcountry: Volunteers with carpentry and home-repair skills are needed to help with the Catholic Heart Work camp project when 350 high school kids from across the country will spend one week in June helping local residents with simple home repairs. 843-837-2000

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

Bridge Clinics: 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Fridays through May 4. Hilton Head Island Bridge Club, Port Royal Plaza. $10 per workshop. 843-689-6239. www.kbwalsh@roadrunner.com

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

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

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

EASTER

Bluffton Children's Easter Parade: 11 a.m.-noon April 7, Calhoun Street, Bluffton. 843-757-3855

Red Dam Baptist Easter Egg Hunt: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 7, Sergeant Jasper State Park, Hardeeville. 843-784-6083. www.reddambaptistchurch.org"Storytime with the Easter Bunny," for ages 3-6: 3 p.m. April 7, The Storybook Shoppe, 41A Calhoun St., Bluffton. 843-757-2600Community Easter Egg Hunt: 5-7 p.m. April 7, Sam Bennett Sports Complex, Buck Island Road, Bluffton. 843-368-6755

Easter Sunrise Communion Service: 6:45 a.m. April 8, Hunting Island State Park, 2555 Sea Island Parkway, Hunting Island. 843-838-3109

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