Calendar of Lowcountry Events

info@islandpacket.comMay 9, 2012 

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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. $30; $28 seniors; $15 students and military. 843-342-2057. www.hiltonheadtheatre.com

"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: 7 p.m. May 11-12 and 18, 3 p.m. May 20, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $12; $8 for children. 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" presented by the Palmetto Theatre: 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" presented by Arts Center of Coastal Carolina: 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 upcoming season. This tuition-based, auditioned community chorus is open to treble singers in fourth grade and older. 843-252-4104. www.bcob.org/lccc.html

Music

"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

"Songs From Around The World" presented by The Low Country Chorale: 7 p.m. May 18; 3 p.m. May 19, St. John's Lutheran Church, 157 Lady's Island Drive, Lady's Island. $10; $7 children. 843-384-0824

"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. Free. 843-522-1712, ext. 214. www.sthelenas1712.org

Marlena Smalls Benefit Concert for the Boys and Girls Club of Beaufort: 7-9 p.m. May 19, The Boys and Girls Club of Beaufort, 1100 Boundary St., Beaufort. $35. 843-694-3197. www.bgclowcountry.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. 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. 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

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

"My Muse is Back," a collection of new paintings by Art Cornell: through May 31, 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

"Lowcountry Through the Lens," presented by The Camera Club of Hilton Head Island: through June 24, The Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-689-6767. www.cchhi.org

"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

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

Goddesses in Worldwide Culture - Exhibition of large format oil paintings by Mary B. Kelly: June 1-Sept. 1, lectures: 1-3 p.m. July 7 and 14. Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843 255-6506. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

The Art of Clay at ARTworks presents work by Jada Gray: Opening reception is 5-7 p.m. June 8, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. Free. Exhibit runs June 1-30. 843-379-2787. www.beaufortcountyarts.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

"Open Painting with Addison" with Addison Palmer: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 12, Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Pkwy., Hilton Head Island. $60; $70 for non-members. 843-842-5726. www.academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Any Painting Can Be Fixed" with Mary Kelly: 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. May 18, Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Pkwy., Hilton Head Island. $30; $35 for non-members. 843-842-5726. www.academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Opaque Watercolor Workshop" with Lynda Potter: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 19, Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Pkwy., Hilton Head Island. $60; $70 for non-members. 843-842-5726. www.academy@artleaguehhi.org

Open studios and classes

"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. 1," with Penny Russell: 1-3 p.m. May 12, 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

"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

Open Studio: 6-9 p.m. May 23, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $20. 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

Lowcountry Women Writers Critique group with Stephanie Edwards: 5:30-8 p.m. May 10 and 24; June 14 and 28; July 12 and 26; Aug. 9 and 23; Sept. 13 and 27; Oct. 11 and 25; Nov. 8. 843-597-3910

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

Book signing with George Campbell, author of "What's Next George?": 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 19, Books N Brew, 198 Okatie Village Road, Bluffton. 843-705-9797

Book signing with Kim Poovey, author of "Truer words": noon-4 p.m. May 26, McIntosh Books, 917 Bay St., Beaufort. 843-524-1119

Culinary

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. 843-757-8520. www.hiltonheadbeerfest.com

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

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

Yostie The Puppet Master: 10 a.m. May 12, Booksalicious, 14 Promenade, Suite 304, Bluffton. 843-814-5439

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

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

Little Ones Garden Club: 4-5 p.m. May 23 and 30, 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

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

Lowcountry Reptiles and Amphibians: 3-4 p.m. May 30, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $12; $7 for children. Reservations required. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

Animals of the Lowcountry: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. June 13-Aug. 9, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $12; $7 for children. Reservations required. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

Camp Dig It!--"Excavate" simulated site: 10:30 a.m. June 12-Aug. 14, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Plantation Road, Hilton Head Island. $10. Reservations are required. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

Colonial Amusements: 10:30 a.m. June 14-Aug. 9, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $10. Reservations required. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

Sesame Street Live -- "Elmo's Super Heroes": 7 p.m. June 19 and 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. 843-689-6767. www.coastaldiscovery.org

OUTDOORS/WILDLIFE

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

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

Lowcountry Reptiles and Amphibians: 3-4 p.m. May 30, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $12; $7 for children. Reservations required. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. 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. 843-689-3033. www.coastaldiscovery.org

Animals of the Lowcountry: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. June 13-Aug. 9, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $12; $7 for children. Reservations required. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. 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

Habersham Farmers Market: 4-7 p.m. Fridays, 13 Market St., Beaufort. www.habershamfarmersmarket.com

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

Jasper County Farmers Market: 1-6 p.m. Fridays, starting May 18, 9935 S. Jacob Smart Blvd., Ridgeland. 843-717-3690. www.jaspercountysc.org

Port Royal Farmers Market: 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Heritage Park, Ribaut Road, Port Royal. www.portroyalfarmersmarket.com

FESTIVALS, CELEBRATIONS AND BENEFITS

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

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

Bluffton High School JROTC Cadets and Boosters' community yard sale, fundraiser, cookout 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

34th Annual 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. 843-342-9000

"Love and Scouts" presented by MorningStar Cultural Arts Group: 4:15-6 p.m. May 13, Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St., Savannah. Celebrate 100 years of the diversity of Girl Scouting with memories from the Jewish community of their participation. 912-355-8111

Dine for Palmetto Animal League: Benefits PAL. Lunch and dinner, May 14-31, Montana's Restaurant and Grizzly Bar, 16 Kitties Landing Road, Bluffton. Mention PAL and 15 percent of your check will be donated to them. 843-815-2327

Smith Galleries' 24th Anniversary Celebration: 5-7 p.m. May 14, Smith Galleries, The Village at Wexford, Ste. J11, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-842-2280. www.smithgalleries.com

Family Promise of Beaufort County's third annual fundraising gala "A Night for the Children": Benefits homeless children and their families. 6 p.m. May 17, Hampton Hall Clubhouse, 68 Hampton Pointe Blvd.; Bluffton. $40. 843-815-4211. www.familypromisebeaufortcounty.org

ALS Association benefit: 7-10 p.m. May 17, 9 Promenade Bar, Bluffton Promenade. 770-633-9917. www.alsa.org

2012 Tri-Command and Beaufort County Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration: 6-9 p.m. May 18, the Lyceum, Parris Island. $15; $7.50 children; free below age 6. Deadline to by tickets May 14. 843-228-4198

Walterboro Antiques, History and Arts Festival: May 18-19, Walterboro. Free. 843-549-0011. www.scartisanscenter.com

Stand Up Paddlefest: noon-4 p.m. May 19, Palmetto Bluff, 37 Boat House St., Bluffton. Free. 843-686-6996. www.outsidehiltonhead.com

Riding for a Better Tomorrow Fundraising Picnic: noon-3 p.m. May 19, Lawton Stables, 190 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. $7. Register by May 19. 843-671-2586. www.wishuponahorsehhi.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. $25. 843-757-8520. www.hiltonheadbeerfest.com

26th Annual Gullah Festival of South Carolina art exhibit: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 21-June 23, LyBenson Gallery, 211 Charles St., Beaufort. Free. 843-525-9006

26th annual Gullah Festival: May 25-27, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Beaufort. Free. 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. Free. 843-525-6625. www.marshelswrightdonaldson.com

Montana's "First Aid Friday," social event for all hospital employees, family and friends with live music by Derogatory: 8 p.m.-1 a.m. June 1, Montana's Restaurant and Grizzly Bar, 16 Kitties Landing Road, Bluffton. Free. 843-815-2327. www.montanasonline.com

TOURNAMENTS, WALKS AND RACES

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

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

"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

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

The Beaufort County Historical Society presents Robert Prioleau, a member of the French Huguenot Society of S.C.: 11:30 a.m. May 10, Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, 30 Yacht Club Drive, Beaufort. $10. www.beaufortcountyhistoricalsociety.com

"How Folks Lived in the lowcountry in the Early 20th Century," featuring 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

Team in Training info meeting: 11:45 a.m. May 11, City Java & News, 301 Carteret St., Beaufort. Free. 843-881-8176. www.teamintraining.org/sc

Low Country Christian Women's Connection: 11:30 a.m. May 16, Hampton Hall clubhouse, Hampton Hall Plantation, Bluffton. $24. 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

"The Archaeological Remains of Ghost Towns and Other Human Habitation on the Savannah River Site," dinner and lecture series presented by George Wingard, administrative manager of the Savannah River Archaeological Research Program and former field archaeologist at the nuclear facility: 5:30 p.m. May 21, Verdier House, 801 Bay St., Beaufort. $15 member;$25 member couple; $20 non-member;$30 non-member couple. 843-379-3331

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, Bluffton. $25 for chamber members; $35 for nonmembers. 843-341-8379. www.hiltonheadchamber.org

"Identifying and Managing Household Pests," presented by The Clemson Cooperative Extension Services: 10 a.m. May 30, Beaufort county library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. Free. 843-255-6060, ext. 114

"Identifying and Managing Household Pests," presented by The Clemson Cooperative Extension Services: 3 p.m. May 30, Hilton Head county library, 11 Beach City Road. Free. 843-255-6060, ext. 114

"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

Former FBI Profiler/Criminal Minds lecture featuring Gene Rugala: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 4, Sigler's, 12 Sheridan Park Circle, Bluffton. $30. 770-1074, ext. 221. www.codalowcountry.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

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

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group of Beaufort County: 6 p.m. May 15, Beaufort Elementary School, 1800 Prince St., Beaufort. 843-726-1092

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

The Sea Island Quilters, featuring guest speaker Connie Davidson, past president of the National Quilters Association: 6 p.m. May 17, Praise Assembly, 800 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. 843-838-2870

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

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

The Beaufort Branch of American Association of University Women Scholarship Awards dinner: 6 p.m. May 22, Technical College of the Lowcountry, Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. Free. Register by May 18. 843-522-2796

Camera Club of Hilton Head Island: 7 p.m. May 29, All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-301-5252. www.cchhi.net

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

The Palmetto Quilt Guild monthly meeting: 1 p.m. June 21, Christ Lutheran Church, 829 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $5. 843-757-2613. www.palmettoquiltguild.org

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

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 a 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.

AARP Driver Safety Program: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 19, Sea Pines Communtiy Center, 70 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. $14; $12 for members. 843-671-2594

AARP Driver Safety Program: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 19, Hilton Head Fire and Rescue Department Headquarters, 40 Summit Drive, Hilton Head Island. $14; $12 for members. 843-342-2652

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

AARP Driver Safety Program: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. May 26, Sun City Pinckney Hall, 114 Sun City Lane, Sun City Hilton Head. For Sun City residents. $14; $12 for members. 843-705-5692

"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

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