Calendar of Lowcountry Events: May 3-9

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ARTS

Theater

"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying": Tuesdays-Sundays through May 27, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $55 for adults;$39 for children. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

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

"80th Reunion," staged reading with playwright Jim Herring: 3 p.m. May 6, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $12. 843-379-2787. www.beaufortcountyarts.com/theater.htm

"Evita," presented by the May River Theatre Company: May 11-27, Bluffton Town Hall 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

"Becoming Harriet Tubman," presented by Palmetto Theater Experiment: 7:30 p.m. May 19, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $17; $12 for students; $7 for children 12 and younger; $12 for groups of 10 or more. 843-379-2787. www.beaufortcountyarts.com/theater.htm

"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

"GRITS The Musical": 7:30 p.m. June 1; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. June 2; Palmetto Theatre, 108 Lee Ave., Hampton. $15. 803-943-3100. www.gritsthemusical.com

"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

LowCountry Children's Chorus: Scheduling auditions for the 2012-2013 season. This tuition-based, auditioned community chorus is open to treble voices in Grades 4 and upwards. 843-252-4104. www.bcob.org/lccc.html

Music

"Cinemagic," a musical revue of the movies, presented by the Sun City Chorus: 2 p.m. May 2; 7 p.m. May 3-5, Magnolia Hall, Sun City Hilton Head. $23. 843-368-3153

"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. Free. 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 Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-2610

Music At Noon featuring organist SooJoo Son: noon May 11, St. Luke's Church, 50 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. Free. 888-840-0152

Statesboro Youth Chorale: 7 p.m. May 11, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-3696. www.fpchhi.org

Street Music on Paris Avenue with The GrooveTones: 6:30 p.m. May 12, Paris Avenue in Old Village, Port Royal. Free. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"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 and Bruckner," presented by the Savannah Philharmonic: 7:30 p.m. May 19, Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. $16-$65. 912-525-5050. www.savannahphilharmonic.org

"The Great Migration:1915-1930 African-American Southern Exodus", presented by CSO Gospel Choir: 5 p.m. May 26, St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 405 King St., Charleston. $21 adults; $11 students. 866-811-4111. www.piccolospoleto.com

Street Music on Paris Avenue with Angela Easterling and the Beguilers: 6:30 p.m. May 26, Paris Avenue in Old Village, Port Royal. Free. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"America Sings!," presented by the Hilton Head Choral Society: 7 p.m. May 27, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $15; $20 preferred seating. 843-341-3818. www.hiltonheadchoralsociety.org

"America Sings!," presented by the Hilton Head Choral Society: 7 p.m. May 28, Holy Family Catholic Church, 24 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $15; $20 preferred seating. 843-341-3818. www.hiltonheadchoralsociety.org

Street Music on Paris Avenue with HavanaSon: 6:30 p.m. June 9, Paris Avenue in Old Village, Port Royal. Free. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Street Music on Paris Avenue with Webb Wilder and the Beatnecks: 6:30 p.m. June 23, Paris Avenue in Old Village, Port Royal. Free. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.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

"Eclectic -- An Exhibition of Ceramics," the works of Sheri Farbstein: Opening reception is 5-8 p.m. May 3, Walter Greer Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Exhibit runs through May 27. 843-681-5060. www.artleaguehhi.org

Seabrook Retirement Community of Hilton Head Resident Art Show: 4-6 p.m. May 4, The Seabrook, 300 Woodhaven Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-3747 Hilton Head Prep Senior Showcase: through May 10, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-689-6767. www.hhprep.org

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

"Coastal Impressions: Paintings by Tricia Gardner": through May 12, Beaufort Art Association Gallery, 913 Bay St., Beaufort. 843-521-4444. www.beaufortartassociation.com

Art Academy Winter Exhibit and 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

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

"My Muse is Back," a collection of new paintings by Art Cornell: through May, The Filling Station Art Gallery, 69 Calhoun St., Bluffton. www.fillingstationartgallery.com

"People, Places and Chickens," the works of James St. Clair: through May 31, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Works of Dennis Lake, presented by the Society of Bluffton Artists: through June 2, SoBA Gallery, Calhoun and Church streets, Bluffton. 843-757-6586. www.socblufftonartist.com

The Society of Bluffton Artists presents artist Mary Sullivan: Opening reception is 3-5 p.m. June 10, SOBA Gallery, Calhoun and Church streets, Bluffton. Exhibit runs June 4-July 14. 843-757-6586. www.socblufftonartist.com

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

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

"The Mind and Thoughts of Richard Law": through June 30, Beach Institute, 502 E. 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

Open studios and classes

Acting Workshops: 7 p.m. May 4, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $250. 843-521-4145. www.uscb.edu/community-outreach/center-for-the-arts/index.php

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

Acting Workshops (advanced classes) for ages 16 and older: May 5-6, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $250. 843-521-4145. www.uscb.edu/community-outreach/center-for-the-arts/index.php

Open Studio: 6-9 p.m. 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

"Labors of Love -- Basketry": 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 12, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $65. 843-686-3945, ext. 233. www.artshhi.com

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

"Appliqued Apron" workshop: 9 a.m.-noon May 19, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $42. 843-686-3945, ext. 233. www.artshhi.com

Film

"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

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

Lowcountry Women Writers Critique group with Stephanie Edwards: 5:30-8 p.m. May 10 and 24. 843-597-3910

"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

A Taste of Beaufort Festival: May 4-5, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Beaufort. Free. www.downtownbeaufort.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 Drive, Hilton Head Island. $12 in advance; $15 at the door; children are free. 843-689-6767

Hilton Head Taste of Summer Craft Beer Festival: 2-6 p.m. May 19, Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina, Hilton Head Island. $25 in 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

KIDS AND FAMILIES

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

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

"Imagination Hour" at The Sandbox: 10 a.m. Thursdays through May 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

Little Ones Garden Club: 4-5 p.m. May 9, 23, 30, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

The Sandbox Family Fun Night-Kentucky Derby Night: 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 4, The Sandbox Children's Museum, 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

"Get up and move": 11 a.m. May 7 and 14, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Tween Adviser Group: 4:30 p.m. May 8 and 29, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Cast 4 Christ Kid's Fishing Day presented by First Baptist Church: 8:30 a.m.-noon May 12, Jarvis Creek Park, 100 Jarvis Park Road, Hilton Head Island. Ages 5-15. Free. 843-785-4478. www.fbchhi.org

Game Day: 4:30 p.m. May 22, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

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

Sesame Street Live -- "Elmo's Super Heroes": 7 p.m. June 19; 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. June 20, Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah. $15-$55. 912-651-6557. www.savannahcivic.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

Coastal Discovery Museum: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-3033. www.coastaldiscovery.org

OUTDOORS/WILDLIFE

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

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

Windmill Harbour Boat Show: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 19-20, Windmill Harbour, Hilton Head Island. $10 a person; free for kids 12 and under. 843-681-5600, ext. 241

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

FARMERS MARKETS

Buckwalter Place Farmers Market: 2-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Buckwalter Place, Buckwalter Parkway, Bluffton. 843-384-1658. www.buckwalterfarmersmarket.com

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, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.farmersmarkethiltonheadisland.com

FESTIVALS, CELEBRATIONS AND BENEFITS

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

American Cancer Society's Hilton Head Island Relay for Life: 6 p.m.-7 a.m. May 4, Island Recreation Center, 20 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-757-7450. www.cancer.org

Palmetto Kiwanis Club Flapjack Fundraiser: Benefits Kiwanis Club Project Eliminate and local children's charities. 7:30-9:30 a.m. May 5, Applebee's, 200 Museum St., Hilton Head Island. $5. 843-298-3106

Heroes on Horseback Kentucky Derby Party fundraiser: 3:30-7:30 p.m. May 5, Moss Creek Clubhouse, Bluffton. $75. 843-757-5607. www.hohevents.com

"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 required. 843-342-7349. www.artleaguehhi.org

Palmetto Bluff Concert on the Green featuring the Jazz Corner All Stars and Bob Masteller's Jazz Corner Quintet featuring guest vocalist Gina Rene: Benefits the Junior Jazz Foundation. 6 p.m. May 10, Palmetto Bluff, 476 Mount Pelia Road, Bluffton. $25 a car at the gate. www.palmettobluff.com

Applebee's Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser: Benefits Hilton Head Aquatics. 7:30-9:30 a.m. May 12, Applebee's, 200-A Museum Street, Hilton Head Island. $5. 843-682-5122

Bluffton High School JROTC Cadets and Boosters' community yard sale, fundraiser, cook-out and bake sale: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 12, H.E. McCracken Middle School parking lot, 250 H.E. McCracken Circle, Bluffton. $15 for one space; $25 for two. 843-415-2449

Bluffton Village Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 12, Calhoun Street, Bluffton. Free. 843-815-2277. www.blufftonvillagefestival.com

Lowcountry Autism Foundation's fifth annual Spring Fling: 6 p.m. May 12, Port Royal Clubhouse, Hilton Head Island. $75 a person. 843-342-9000

Family Promise of Beaufort County's third annual fundraising gala "A Night for the Children": Benefits homeless children and their families find sustainable housing. 6 p.m. May 17, Hampton Hall Clubhouse, 68 Hampton Pointe Blvd.; Hardeeville. $40. 843-815-4211. www.familypromisebeaufortcounty.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 and Arts Festival: May 18-19, Walterboro. Free. 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 Drive, Hilton Head Island. $12 in advance; $15 at the door; children are free. 843-689-6767

Wild Women's Tea Party: Benefits Lowcountry Legal Volunteers' Women's Outreach to Women. 2-5 p.m. May 19, Spanish Wells Plantation, Hilton Head Island. $25. 843-815-1570. www.lowcountrylegalaid.org

Hilton Head Taste of Summer Craft Beer Festival: 2-6 p.m. May 19, Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina, Hilton Head Island.

26th annual Gullah Festival: May 25-27, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Beaufort. 843-636-3788. www.gullahfestival.org

11th Annual Memorial Day Community Picnic: 1-4 p.m. May 28, Marshel's Wright-Donaldson Home for Funerals, 1814 Greene St., Beaufort. 843-525-6625. www.marshelswrightdonaldson.com

TOURNAMENTS, WALKS AND RACES

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

20th annual Business Golf Classic: noon, May 7, Wexford Plantation, Hilton Head Island. $185 a player; $725 a team. 843-785-3673

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

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

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

"Accumulative Grief and Multiple Losses: A Community Healing Workshop" presented by Hospice Care of America: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. May 22, Palm Meadows Village, 80 Main St., Hilton Head Island. Free. Register by May 18. 843-785-5901

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

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

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

"Economic Literacy Seminar," presented by Loren Spivak: 5 p.m. May 6 and 6 p.m. May 7, First Baptist Church of Bluffton, 1300 May River Road, Bluffton. 843-705-7102

"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

"A Holistic Approach to Digestive Health," presented by Rahmie Valentine and Moshe Dekel as part of the Holistic Health lecture series: 6:30 p.m. May 8, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-298-2886

Low Country Christian Women's Connection: 11:30 a.m. May 16, Hampton Hall clubhouse, Hampton Hall Plantation, Bluffton. $24. Prepay by May 9. 843-705-7950

League of Women Voters of Hilton Head Island/Bluffton annual meeting and luncheon featuring guest speaker John Crangle, Executive Director of Common Cause of South Carolina: 11:30 a.m. May 16, Port Royal Golf Club, Hilton Head Island. $26. 843-681-6448. www.lwvhhi.org

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

"Horseshoe Crabs -- Living Fossils," presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum: 6:30 p.m. June 4, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $15. 843-689-6767. www.coastaldiscovery.org

CLUBS AND SPECIAL INTERESTS

The American Needlepoint Guild, Hilton Head chapter: 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday of the month through December, Country Club of Hilton Head, 70 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. babsy@hargray.com

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 annually. 843-815-4141. www.hhishag.com

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

AARP Chapter of the Lowcountry meeting featuring travel consultant Scottie Davis: 1 p.m. May 3, Bluffton/Okatie Outpatient Building, Community Room, 40 Okatie Center Blvd., Okatie. 843-705-5798

"Lowcountry Through the Lens" presented by The Camera Club of Hilton Head Island: Opening reception from 5-7 p.m. May 4, The Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Free. Exhibit will run from May 4-June 24. 843-689-6767. www.cchhi.org

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

Hilton Head Island Elks Lodge 2773 meeting: 5 p.m. May 5, The Lodge, 173 Marshland Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-7160

The Beaufort Chapter, SC Genealogy Society meeting: 2 p.m. May 8, First Presbyterian Church, 1201 North St., Beaufort. 843-524-3051

Dinner with the Hilton Head Island Singles: 5:30 p.m. May 8, It's Greek to Me, 11 Lagoon Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-422-5103. www.hiltonheadislandsingles.com

The Opera Lovers of Hilton Head presents Lehar's "The Merry Widow": 1 p.m. May 9, The Seabrook, 300 Woodhaven Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-2610

"Armed and Dangerous - "How Drones Are Changing Our Lives" featuring speaker Sarah Lucas and Mary Sullivan presented by Hilton Head for Peace: 7 p.m. May 9, Palmetto Electric Building, 111 Mathews Drive, Hilton Head Island. Free. 603-264-6102

Lowcountry Civil War Round Table featuring retired mechanical engineer Dennis Cannady: 10 a.m. May 10, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $3 donation, free for students. 843-705-5847

"How Folks Lived in the Low Country in the Early 20th Century" featuring speaker Fran Heyward Marscher-Bolin presented by The Emily Geiger Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution: 2 p.m. May 10, Bluffton United Methodist Church, 101 Calhoun St., Bluffton. 843-705-3661

Dinner with the Hilton Head Island Singles: 7:30 p.m. May 11, Le Bistro Mediterranean, Pineland Station, Hilton Head Island. Reservations required. 843-422-5103. www.hiltonheadislandsingles.com

Adult Book Club: 11 a.m. May 12, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Dinner with the HHI Singles: 5:30 p.m. May 16, Wild Wing Cafe, 1188 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. 843-422-5103. www.hiltonheadislandsingles.com

The American Revolutionary Roundtable-S.C. meeting featuring Christine Tudor who will speak on the rold of the French in the Amewrican Revolution, Savannah 1779: noon May 17, Belfair Country Club, 200 Belfair Oaks Blvd. 843-705-7575

The Palmetto Quilt Guild: 1 p.m. May 17, Christ Lutheran Church, 829 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $5 for nonmembers. www.palmettoquiltguild.org

Business After Hours: 5:30-7 p.m. May 17, High Tide and Rainbow International Restoration and Cleaning, 360 Spanish Wells Road, Hilton Head Island. $10 for members; $20 for nonmembers. 843-785-3673. www.hiltonheadchamber.org

Trivia Night: 4 p.m. May 18, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Dinner with the Hilton Head Island Singles: 5:30 p.m. May 18, Montana's Grizzly Bar, 16 Kitties Landing, Blufton. 843-422-5103. www.hiltonheadislandsingles.com

Brunch with the Hilton Head Island Singles: noon May 20, Jump & Phil's, Reilley's Plaza, Hilton Head Island. Reservations required. 843-671-3094. www.hiltonheadislandsingles.com

Bowling with the Hilton Head Island Singles: 5:30 p.m. May 23, Station 300, Buckwalter Place, Bluffton. 843-422-5103. www.hiltonheadislandsingles.com

The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Bluffton Business luncheon featuring U.S. Congressman Tim Scott who will speak on "The Entrepreneurial Spirit and Importance of Removing Barriers to Job Growth": noon May 24, Hampton Hall. $25 for chamber members; $35 for non-members. 843-341-8379. www.hiltonheadchamber.org

Trivia Night and Dinner with the Hilton Head Island Singles: 7 p.m. May 24, Casey's Sports Bar & Grille, 37 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-422-5103. www.hiltonheadislandsingles.com

Dinner with the Hilton Head Island Singles: 5:30 p.m. May 29, Chart House, 2 Hudson 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. May 30, Corks Neighborhood Wine Bar, 1297 May River Road, Bluffton. www.hiltonheadchamber.org

Dinner with the Hilton Head Island Singles: 5:30 p.m. June 1, Crazy Crab, 104 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-422-5103. www.hiltonheadislandsingles.com

Dinner with the Hilton Head Island Singles: 5:30 p.m. June 5, Smokehouse, 34 Palmetto Bay Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-422-5103. www.hiltonheadislandsingles.com

Dinner with the Hilton Head Island Singles: 5:30 p.m. June 8, Outback, 100 Buckwalter Parkway, Bluffton. 843-422-5103. www.hiltonheadislandsingles.com

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Bits of Love Visiting Equine Therapy: Nonprofit organization is looking for volunteers to assist with visits, barn work and working with miniature horses. 843-757-3338. www.facebook.com/bitsofloveminihorse

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

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

Tidewater Hospice: Looking for administrative/clerical and patient care volunteers to assist in Lowcountry locations. 843-757-9388

ETC.

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

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

56th Annual Spring Tour of Homes presentd by The Parish Church of St. Helena: 3-6 p.m. May 4, walking tour, The Point; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 5, driving tour, Beaufort/Sheldon area. $40 Friday tour; $60 Saturday tour. 843-524-0363. www.sthelenas1712.org

25th Annual All Saints Episcopal Church Garden Tour: 10 a.m. May 19, All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. $30. 843-681-8333. www.allsaintsgardentour.wordpress.com

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