Calendar of Lowcountry Events

info@islandpacket.comMay 23, 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

"Evita," presented by the May River Theatre Co.: through May 27, Ulmer Auditorium, Bluffton Town Hall, 20 Bridge St., Bluffton. $20. 843-815-5581. www.mayrivertheatre.com

"Picasso at the Lapin Agile," presented by Palmetto Theater Xperiment: 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

"The Misanthrope," presented by Palmetto Theater Xperiment: 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

"The Producers," presented by the May River Theatre Co.: 7 p.m. May 28-29, Ulmer Auditorium, Bluffton Town Hall, 20 Bridge St., Bluffton. The musical comedy calls for an all-adult cast of 10 women and 10 men. Those auditioning should be prepared for both song and dance. Rehearsals will start June 4 and the production will open Aug. 10. 843-837-7798

Music

"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

The Swingin' Medallions sponsored by the Jasper County Chamber of Commerce: 8 p.m. June 1, Jasper County Farmers Market, 403 Russell St., Ridgeland. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. 843-726-8126. www.jaspercountychamber.com

"Pickin by the River folk and bluegrass": noon-5 p.m. June 2, Hennry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Bay Street, Beaufort. 843-379-9084

Fellowship Concert choir's annual spring concert: 6 p.m. June 2, Union Baptist Church, Port Royal. Free. 843-812-6111

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

Visual arts and exhibits

"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

"How I See It: Paintings by Mary Jane Martin": through June 23, Beaufort Art Association Gallery, 913 Bay St., Beaufort. Free. 843-521-4444. www.beaufortartassociation.com/featured_artist.shtml

26th annual Gullah Festival of South Carolina art exhibit: through June 23, LyBenson Gallery, 211 Charles St., Beaufort. Free. 843-525-9006

"Lowcountry Through the Lens," presented by the Camera Club of Hilton Head Island: through June 24, 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

Mini-Comics Expo presented by Savannah College of Art and Design: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 26, SCAD Student Center, second floor, 120 Montgomery St., Savannah. www.seqalab.com

Art Show presented by Hampton Lake's Art Group: noon-4 p.m. May 27, Hampton Lake, 20 Hampton Lake Drive, Bluffton. Free. 843-836-5253. www.hamptonlake.com

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

Jada Gray, presented by The Art of Clay at ARTworks: 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

Mary Sullivan, presented by the Society of Bluffton Artists: 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

Hampton Lake Women's Art Group Exhibition: June 1-July 21, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-757-1158

Locomocean -- Beaufort County celebrates World Oceans Day: 10 a.m.-noon June 2 and 9, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. Free. 843-379-2787. www.beaufortcountyarts.com

"The Artists of Sea Pines opening reception: 5-7 p.m. June 27, 175 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-6961

"Gullah Living" works of Samantha Claar, presented by the S.P.A.C.E. Gallery: Opening reception is 5-7 p.m June 8, 9 West Henry St., Savannah. Exhibit runs June 8-29. Free. 912-651-6783. www.savannahga.gov/arts

"The Artists of Sea Pines" - Plein Air painting: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 2, Lawton Stables, 190 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-6961

Open studios and classes

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

Home Canning Workshops: 4-8 p.m. June 5, Clemson Extension Office, 102 Industrial Village, Beaufort. $30. 843-255-6060, ext. 116

Clay on Thursdays: 10 a.m.-noon, 1:15-3:15 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. June 14-July 26, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $125 plus, $25 per 25 pounds of clay. 803-707-5961. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Create fused glass with Greg Rawls: 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, June 14-July 26, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $75. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Introduction to Feng Shui: 2 p.m. June 16, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Film

The Beatles, newly restored "Yellow Submarine," film and discussion presented by the Savannah College of Art and Design: 8 p.m. May 24, Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St., Savannah. Free. 912-525-5050

"Inside Job," presented by Lowcountry American Dream Council: 10 a.m. May 25, Technical College of the Lowcountry, Room 126, 100 Community College Drive. Bluffton. Free. 843-705-5909

"Soul Surfer" hot dog and movie night: 6 p.m. June 10, First Baptist Church, 100 South Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-785-4478. www.fbchhi.org

"Twelfth Night," presented by the Lobeco library: 3 p.m. June 15, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Midsummer Night's Dream," presented by the Lobeco library: 3 p.m. June 22, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"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

"Date Night," presented by the Lobeco library: 3 p.m. June 29, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Nights in Rodanthe," presented by the Lobeco library: 3 p.m. July 6, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"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

"Night at the Museum," presented by the Lobeco library: 3 p.m. July 13, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"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

"Night at the Museum - Battle for the Smithsonian," presented by the Lobeco library: 3 p.m. July 20, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"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 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

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

Book signing with Bob Young, author of "The Treasure Train": noon-3 p.m. June 2, McIntosh Book Shoppe, 917 Bay St., Beaufort. 843-524-1119

KIDS AND FAMILIES

"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

"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

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

Animals of the Lowcountry: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, 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. Tuesdays, June 12-Aug. 14, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $10. Reservations required. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

Colonial Amusements: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, 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

Yostie's Puppetry -- Summer Stock ... The Drama of Puppetry: 10 a.m. - noon and 1-3 p.m. June 19 and July 24, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $15. 843-686-3945, ext. 233. www.artshhi.com

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.

Day at the Beach Bag, for ages 5 and older: 10 a.m. - noon June 20, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $25. 843-686-3945, ext. 233. www.artshhi.com

"Hair and Makeup Through the Decades" for ages 13 and older: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 21 or July 5, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $55. 843-686-3945, ext. 233. www.artshhi.com

Kazoos on Vacation: 7:30 p.m. July 7, 21 and Aug. 4, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. Free. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Ongoing events

The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-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

Kayak demonstrations: 1-3 p.m. May 26, Hampton Lake, 20 Hampton Lake Drive, Bluffton. Free. 843-836-5253. www.hamptonlake.com

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

Garden-a-Day presented by the Lowcountry Master Gardeners Association: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 4, 1 Blythewood, Lady's Island; June 5, 100 Green Winged Teal, Walling Grove, Lady's Island; June 6, 9 Sandy Ridge Road, Beaufort; June 7, 50 St. Phillips, Habersham; June 8, 121 Sunset Blvd., Lady's Island. Free. 843-524-1916

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

"Animals of the Lowcountry": 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, 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

"Colonial Amusements": 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, 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

FARMERS MARKETS

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

Downtown Beaufort Farmers Market: 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays, West Street, Beaufort. www.downtownbeaufort.com/farmers-market

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, 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

Dine for Palmetto Animal League: Benefits PAL. Lunch and dinner, through May 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

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

Memorial Day Observance, presented by Col. Robert Jones, USMC, Commanding Officer, Recruit Training Regiment, Parris Island: Sponsored by the Hilton Head Island Council of the Navy League. 10:30 a.m. May 28, Veterans Memorial Park, Shelter Cove, Hilton Head Island. Free.

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

Hunting Island Oyster Reef Build: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 1, Hunting Island State Park, Russ Point Landing. Free. 843-953-9057. www.score.dnr.sc.gov

Fish, chicken and rib dinners benefitting the Friendship Baptist Church Woman's Day Program: 11 a.m. June 1, Friendship Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 36 Friendship Lane, Coosaw Island. $10. 843-525-1509

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

The Unit AAU basketball team and sports mentoring program fundraiser: Sponsored by Nippy's Fish. 1:30-4:30 p.m. June 2, Nippy's Fish, 310 West St., Beaufort. Free except for food items. 843-476-1955. www.theunitbeaufortsc.com

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity - Xi Gamma Lambda Chapter Charter Day Service: 4 p.m. June 10, Union Baptist Church, 1708 Old Shell Road, Port Royal. Free. 843-812-6111

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

Heart Attack Awareness Day: 10 a.m.-noon May 24, Hilton Head Hospital, 25 Hospital Center Blvd., Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-682-5141

Helmet Safety and Awareness lecture, presented by Miss Hilton Head Island, Maegan Garner: 8-11 a.m. May 29, Hilton Head Island Elementary School for the Creative Arts, 10 Bus Drive, Hilton Head Island. Free. www.misshiltonheadisland.org

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

Parkinson's support group meeting, featuring Adrienne O'Neill of the South Carolina State Director of the Parkinson's Action Network: 1:30 p.m. June 7, Helena House, 1624 Paris Ave., Port Royal. 843-982-0233

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course, presented by Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 8 and 9; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 11 and 12, Beaufort Indoor Swimming Pool, 35 Youmans Drive, Beaufort. $160. The pre-requisite swim assessment will be conducted 3-6 p.m. June 4. 843-522-2903. www.bcgov.net/PALS

Second annual Exercise-a-Thon, hosted by the YMCA: 8 a.m.-noon June 9, 1801 Richmond Ave., Port Royal. $10. 843-522-9622

Caregiver Conference hosted by Emeritus Senior Living communities: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 15, Emeritus at Hawthorne Inn, 15 Main St., Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-342-7122

"Holistic Alternatives for Treating Pain Conditions," presented by Lowcountry Healing Arts: 6:30 p.m. June 21, Hilton Head Island Library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-298-2886

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Bluffton business luncheon, featuring U.S. Congressman Tim Scott: noon May 24, Hampton Hall, Bluffton. $25 for chamber members; $35 for nonmembers. 843-341-8379. www.hiltonheadchamber.org

Monthly Human Service Training, presented by Melissa Watson of the Benefit Bank of S.C.: 1:30-3:30 p.m. May 24, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. Free. 843-521-3150. www.cosy.org

Center For Heirs Property Preservation Public Seminar presents lawyer Joshua Walden: 6:30 p.m. May 29, Whale Branch Early College High School, 169 Detour Road, Seabrook. Free. 843-255-2055

"Identifying and Managing Household Pests," presented by Clemson Cooperative Extension Services: 10 a.m. May 30, Beaufort 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 Island library, 11 Beach City Road. Free. 843-255-6060, ext. 114

"Lowcountry Reptiles and Amphibians": 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

"Criminal Minds," presented by former FBI profiler 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": 6:30 p.m. June 4, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $15. 843-689-6767. www.coastaldiscovery.org

"Law and Justice Forum" lecture presented by the NAACP Hilton Head/Bluffton Branch: 2-4 p.m. June 9, Hilton Head Boys and Girls Club, 151 Gumtree Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-208-8777.

"Beaufort Beaches and Animals" for ages 7-11: 2 p.m. June 12, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.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

Camera Club of Hilton Head Island meeting: 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

The Fastlane Track Club Yard Sale: Benefits the Fast Lane Track Club. 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 2, Island Recreation Center, 20 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. $20 for private tables; $30 for businesses. 843-382-2572

Beaufort Republican Women's Club Wine and Cheese: 4 p.m. June 2, 25 Petigru Drive, Beaufort. $5 for members; free for guests. 843-338-1824. www.beaufortgop.com/affiliates/brwc

Book Club for adults: 11 a.m. June 9, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Photography Club of Beaufort meting, with Marvin Bouknight, photographer: 7-9 p.m. June 11, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. Free. www.photoclubbeaufort.com

Beaufort ProWriters meeting, with Tim Johnston of Short Story America: 7-8:30 p.m. June 12, Short Story America, 2121 Boundary St., Beaufort. 843-524-7800

Sun City Veterans Association meeting, with Heather Thies, a former teacher at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, as Rosie the Riveter: 7 p.m. June 18, Pinckney Hall, 114 Sun City Lane, Bluffton. 843-707-7308

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

Habitat for Humanity: Looking for volunteers for two large construction projects this summer. 843-384-9939. www.habitathhi.org

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

The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE): Volunteers sought in the Beaufort area. The organization provides mentoring for small businesses, nonprofit groups and anyone considering starting a business or nonprofit. 843-524-7866

Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry volunteer information session: 5-6 p.m. June 6, Bluffton Learning Center, 1-B Kittie's Landing Way, Bluffton; 10-11 a.m. June 12, Hilton Head Learning Center, 4 Oak Park Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-6655. www.lowcountryliteracy.org

RELIGION

Wesley United Methodist Church annual Women's Day service: 10 a.m. May 26, United Methodist Church, 701 West St., Beaufort. Free. 843-524-5918

"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

Resurrection Church's Bold & Courageous group meeting, featuring discussion on "Pornography and Lust": 7 p.m. May 26, Resurrection Church, 296 Spanish Wells Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-689-3625. www.resurrectionccc.org

"Benjamin Franklin," portrayed Steve Nousen, reflects on those who died in the American Revolution and alternatives to war: 10 a.m. May 27, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Beaufort, 178 Sams Point Road, Lady's Island. 843-838-1399

Memorial Day sermon "Caught in Their Wake," with Unity Church's senior minister, the Rev. Julia Johnson: 10 a.m. May 27, Seaquins Ballroom, 1300 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. Child care is provided. 843-682-8177

"Remembering The Immigrants" on Memorial Day, presented by the Rev. Lynne Garner of the Unitarian Universalists of Coastal Georgia: 10 a.m. May 27, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. Religious education will be provided. Refreshments will follow. 843-837-3330

Jimmy Blackwood and The Blackwood Brothers Quartet concert: 11:15 a.m. May 27, First Baptist Church of Hilton Head Island, 100 South Forest Beach Drive. Free, but a love offering will be taken. The quartet will also play at the 9 a.m. service. 843-785-4478. www.fbchhi.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

Lunch Hour of Power, featuring the Rev. Bert Murray, associate minister of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Beaufort: noon-12:45 p.m. May 30, Helen Galloway's Memorial Chapel, 808 Bladen St., Beaufort. 843-524-6634

Eight-week summer Bible study through the Book of Acts, led by Ted Favata: 10 a.m. Fridays starting June 1, Parish Hall, Church of the Cross, 110 Calhoun St., Old Town Bluffton. Open to men and women. 843-757-2661. www.thechurchofthecross.net

Fish, chicken and rib dinners benefitting the Friendship Baptist Church Woman's Day Program: 11 a.m. June 1, Friendship Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 36 Friendship Lane, Coosaw Island. $10. 843-525-1509

Fellowship Concert Choir Annual Spring Concert: 6 p.m. June 2, Union Baptist Church, 1708 Old Shell Road, Port Royal. Free. 843-812-6111

Lowcountry Community Church's Silent Auction: Benefits the Youth Ministry's summer mission trip to Belize/Guatemala. 6 p.m. June 3, Lowcountry Community Church, 801 Buckwalter Parkway, Bluffton. Free coffee and dessert will be served. 843-836-1105. rjacobs@lowcountrycc.org

Friendship Holiness Church revival: 7:30 p.m. June 6-8, Friendship Holiness Church, 6 Cuyler Lane, Seabrook. 843-263-9002

Financial management seminar: 7 p.m. June 7, Resurrection Church, 296 Spanish Wells Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-689-3625. www.resurrectionccc.org

Pancake breakfast to benefit Resurrection Church: 7-9:30 a.m. June 9, Applebees, U.S. 278, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-3625. www.resurrectionccc.org

"Soul Surfer" hot dog and movie night: 6 p.m. June 10, First Baptist Church, 100 South Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-785-4478. www.fbchhi.org

Resurrection Church's Truth Project: 7 p.m. June 11, Resurrection Church, 296 Spanish Wells Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-3625. www.resurrectionccc.org

Church of the Harvest Apostolic's anniversary celebration: 7:30 p.m. June 18-22 and 4 p.m. June 24, Church of the Harvest Apostolic, 39 Fripp Point Road, St. Helena Island. 843-838-2119

Interfaith Friends ecumenical social group for widows or widowers: 7 p.m. June 21, July 19, Aug. 16, All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. 843-301-1086. 843-342-6761

"Blow Wind Blow" conference, presented by Dr. Juanita Bynum of Joann Orr Ministries: 7:30 p.m. June 21-22, Bethesda Christian Fellowship, 36 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, St. Helena Island. Free. 843-441-0684. 843-217-5667. www.welcome2bethesda.org

Art of Marriage seminar, presented by Resurrection Church: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 23, Resurrection Church, 296 Spanish Wells Road, Hilton Head Island. Lunch will be served. 843-689-3625. www.resurrectionccc.org

Divorce Care course, presented by Resurrection Church: 7 p.m. July 17, Resurrection Church, 296 Spanish Wells Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-3625. www.resurrectionccc.org

Ongoing events

Christian Science Society of Beaufort and Hilton Head and Savannah Christian Science churches' weekly radio broadcast: 8:30 a.m. Sundays on WLOW 107.9 FM. 843-441-2262

Free, warm meals and conversation with Shell Point Baptist Church: 6-7 p.m. Fridays, 871 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. A food pantry also is available. 843-575-2200. joykircher028@gmail.com

Refining Christian Maturity Recovery meeting with Shell Point Baptist Church: 7 p.m. Fridays, 871 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. 843-575-2200. joykircher028@gmail.com

Providence Presbyterian Church of Hilton Head Island's "Cause God Joy!" TV ministry: 6 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays on WHHI. 843-842-5673

Free meals and friendly conversations with Plant the Seed Ministry: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Atlantic Inn parking lot, 2249 Boundary St., Beaufort. 843-575-2200. joykircher028@gmail.com

ETC.

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

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