Calendar of Lowcountry Events ... June 21 and beyond

calendar@islandpacket.comJune 20, 2012 

"A Tribute Exhibit of Mary Lou Westmaas," presented by the Art League of Hilton Head: through June 23, Walter Greer Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060. www.artleaguehhi.org

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ARTS

Theater

"Shout! The Mod Musical," presented by Arts Center of Coastal Carolina: through July 29, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $37; $25 for children. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

"The Pajama Game," presented by Sun City Community Theater: 7:30 p.m. June 22-23 and 29-30 and 2 p.m. June 24, Magnolia Hall, Sun City Hilton Head. $23. 843-645-2700

"Beauty and the Beast," presented by Main Street Youth Theatre: 7 p.m. July 11-13, 18-20, 25-28; 2 p.m. July 29, Hilton Head Island High School Visual and Performing Arts Center, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. $20; $18 for seniors and military; $10 for students. 843-689-6246. www.msyt.org

"The Producers," presented by May River Theatre Company: 8 p.m. Aug. 10-11, 17-18 and 24-25; 3 p.m. Aug. 12, 19 and 26, Ulmer Auditorium, Bluffton Town Hall, 20 Bridge St. Bluffton. $20. 843-815-5581. www.mayrivertheatre.com

Auditions

"The Unexpected Guest," presented by the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 25, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Appointment required. 843-686-3945, ext. 237

"I Hate Hamlet," presented by the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 25, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Appointment required. 843-686-3945, ext. 237

Music

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

Beach music concert with Nathaniel Drake, presented by the Lobeco library: 3:30 p.m. June 26, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Patriotic Concert, presented by Savannah Winds: 3 p.m. July 1, Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St., Savannah. $10-$20. 912-344-3169

First Friday for Folk Music: 7:30-10 p.m. July 6, First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave., Savannah. $2. 912-898-1876. www.savannahfolk.org/firstfriday.htm

The Voices of El Shaddai: 8 p.m. Aug. 8, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $26; $19 children. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

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

Robert Smalls Association Reunion Choir: 2 p.m. June 23, Wesley United Methodist Church, 701 West St., Beaufort. 843-524-3145

Beaufort Belles women's chorus: New members welcome. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays starting July 16, 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

"Fun in the Sun," presented by the Art League of Hilton Head: through June 23, Walter Greer Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060. www.artleaguehhi.org

"A Tribute Exhibit of Mary Lou Westmaas," presented by the Art League of Hilton Head: through June 23, Walter Greer Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060. www.artleaguehhi.org

"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" -- the works of Brian Antoine Woods, presented by Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs: through June 29, Midtown Municipal Building, 601 E. 66th St., Savannah. 912-651-6417

"Gullah Living" -- the works of Samantha Claar: through June 29, S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, 9 W. Henry St., Savannah. Free. 912-651-6783. www.savannahga.gov/arts

"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

"The Art of Clay," featuring artists Jada Gray, Trevor Foster and Hank D. Herring: through June 30, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. Free. 843-379-2787. www.beaufortcountyarts.com

"Time and Timelessness" -- the work of Mary Sullivan: through July 14, Society of Bluffton Artists Gallery, Calhoun and Church streets, Bluffton. 843-757-6586. www.socblufftonartist.com

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

"Goddesses in World Cultures" -- exhibition of large format oil paintings by Mary B. Kelly: through 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

Ray Ellis exhibition, presented by Karis Art Gallery: Opening reception is 5:30-8 p.m. June 22, Karis Art Gallery, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. Exhibit runs through July 14. 843-781-5100. www.karisartgallery.com

"The Artists of Sea Pines": Opening reception is 5-7 p.m. June 27, CSA Gallery, 175 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. Exhibit runs June 27-Sept. 24. 843-363-6961

"Exploring Textures" -- the works of Barbara Miller and Marilyn Dizikes, presented by the Art League of Hilton Head: Opening reception is 5-8 p.m. June 28, Walter Greer Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Exhibit runs June 25-July 28. 843-681-5060. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Shaken, Not Stirred" -- the works of Cathy Keup: Opening reception is 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 29, Beaufort Art Association, 913 Bay St., Beaufort. Exhibit runs June 25-Aug. 4. 843-838-3205. www.beaufortartassociation.com

"The Lowcountry Through My Own Lens" -- the works of Scott Quarforth, presented by the Art League of Hilton Head: Opening reception is 8 p.m. July 6, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. Free. Exhibit runs through August. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"Coastal Treasures," a member-themed show presented by the Art League of Hilton Head: Opening reception is 5-7 p.m. Aug. 2, Walter Greer Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Exhibit runs July 30-Aug. 25. 843-681-5060. www.artleaguehhi.org

"A Low Country Splendor" -- the works of Terry Brennan, presented by the Art League of Hilton Head: Opening reception is 5-7 p.m. Aug. 30, Walter Greer Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Exhibit runs Aug. 27-Sept. 22. 843-681-5060. www.artleaguehhi.org

Open studios and classes

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

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

"Capturing Water's Mystery," with Jay Kenaga: 1-4 p.m. June 26-28, Beaufort Art Association Gallery, 913 Bay St., Beaufort. $80. 843-838-3205. www.beaufortartassociation.com

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

"Basketry Combinations & Continuations," with Kim Keats: 6-8 p.m. July 24, 31 and Aug. 7 and 14, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $55 for all four classes; $15 a class. 843-384-2435. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"Calligraphy I -- Introduction," with Natasha Lawrence: noon-3 p.m. Aug. 18, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $50. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"Calligraphy II," with Natasha Lawrence: noon-3 p.m. Aug. 25, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $50. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"Calligraphy III," with Natasha Lawrence: noon-3 p.m. Sept. 1, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $50. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Film

"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

"Quill," presented by the University of South Carolina Beaufort's Indie Film Series: 4 p.m. June 25, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $7; $6 for senior/military; $5 for students. 843-521-4145. www.uscbcenterforthearts.com

"Jiro Dreams of Sushi," presented by the University of South Carolina Beaufort's Indie Film Series: 6:30 p.m. June 27, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $7; $6 for senior/military; $5 for students. 843-521-4145. www.uscbcenterforthearts.com

"Rockin' the Tale: Fairy Tales," presented by the University of South Carolina Beaufort's Indie Film Series: 6:30 p.m. June 28, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $12; $8 for students. 843-521-4145. www.uscbcenterforthearts.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

"The Salt of Life," presented by the University of South Carolina Beaufort's Indie Film Series: 6:30 p.m. July 2, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $7; $6 for seniors/military; $5 for students. 843-521-4145. www.uscbcenterforthearts.com

"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

"First Position," presented by the University of South Carolina Beaufort's Indie Film Series: 6:30 p.m. July 8, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $7; $6 for seniors/military; $5 for students. 843-521-4145. www.uscbcenterforthearts.com

"In the Family," presented by the University of South Carolina Beaufort's Indie Film Series: 6:30 p.m. July 9, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $7; $6 for seniors/military; $5 for students. 843-521-4145. www.uscbcenterforthearts.com

"Otter 501," presented by the University of South Carolina Beaufort's Indie Film Series: 6:30 p.m. July 11, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $7; $6 for seniors/military; $5 for students. 843-521-4145. www.uscbcenterforthearts.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

"Pay Back," presented by the University of South Carolina Beaufort's Indie Film Series: 4 p.m. July 13, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $7; $6 for seniors/military; $5 for students. 843-521-4145. www.uscbcenterforthearts.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

"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

Graphic Novel Book Club for ages 12-18: 3 p.m. Wednesdays, through July 18, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

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

Beaufort Writers meeting: 4:30-6 p.m. June 26; July 10 and 24; Aug. 14 and 28; Sept. 11 and 25; Oct. 9 and 23; Nov. 13 and 27; Dec. 11. Lady's Island airport. 843-524-9119

Book signing/charity dinner with Jeanette Cram, author of "Talk of the Town": Benefits Treat the Troops. 6 p.m. June 26, Flora's Italian Cafe, 841 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $5. 843-682-3783

Book signing with Ken Burger, author of "Baptized in Sweet Tea": 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. July 7, McIntosh Book Shoppe, 917 Bay St., Beaufort. 843-524-1119

Chris Bohjalian, author of "The Sandcastle Girls," presented by University of South Carolina Beaufort's Lunch with Author Series: noon July 24, Hampton Hall Clubhouse, Bluffton. $42. Reservations required. 843-521-4147

Ron Rash, author of "The Cove," presented by University of South Carolina Beaufort's Lunch with Author Series: noon Aug. 2, Sonesta Resort Hilton Head, 130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island. $42. Reservations required. 843-521-4147

KIDS AND FAMILIES

Camp Dig It! -- "Excavate" simulated site: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, July 3-Aug. 14, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $10. Reservations required. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

"Storytime for Summer Reading" for kids up to age 3: 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays through July 10, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Storytime for Summer Reading" for ages 4-7: 4:30 p.m. Mondays through July 16, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

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

Graphic Novel Book Club for ages 12-18: 3 p.m. Wednesdays through July 18, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Music for ages 2-5 with Beth Green: 1 p.m. June 21, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Music for ages 2-5 with Beth Green: 3:30 p.m. June 22, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. 843-255-6510

Family story time for ages 5-10: 11 a.m. June 26, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. 843-255-6510

"Colonial Amusements": 10:30 a.m. June 28, July 12 and 26 and Aug. 9, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $10. Reservations required. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

"Chicken Little -- An Interactive Story," for ages 4-10: 2 p.m. June 28, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Booksalicious," presented by the Bluffton library: 2 p.m. June 29, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. 843-255-6510

"Modern Age Paranormal -- Ghost Hunting," for ages 16 and older: 2 p.m. June 30, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Broadway choreography workshop for ages 8 and up: 10 a.m.-noon July 2, 3 and 6, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $60. 843-686-3945, ext. 233. www.artshhi.com

"Benjamin Franklin," presented by The Storybook Shoppe for ages 6-9: 10:30 a.m. July 3, The Storybook Shoppe, 41A Calhoun St., Bluffton. Free. 843-757-2600. www.thestorybookshoppe.com

Musical theater audition technique workshop for ages 10-17: 1-3 p.m. July 3 and 6, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $55. 843-686-3945, ext. 233. www.artshhi.com

"Hair and Makeup through the Decades," for ages 13 and up: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 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. $5. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

First Annual Strikers Clinic, presented by Lower Coastal Soccer Academy and Charleston Battery for ages 6-16: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. full day; 9 a.m.-noon half day, July 9-13, Buckwalter Soccer Complex, 905 Buckwalter Parkway, Bluffton. $95 full day; $65 half day. 843-368-1553

"Theatre Camp -- Session 1," for ages 9-14: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 9-13: Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $150. 843-686-3945, ext. 233. www.artshhi.com

57th annual Beaufort Water Festival children's toad fishing tournament: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., July 14, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Beaufort. Free for ages 12 and under. Bring a rod, reel and tackle; bait will be provided. 843-252-1300. www.bftwaterfestival.com

"Take the Stage!," performing arts camp for ages 5-7 and 8-12: 10 a.m.-noon; 1-3 p.m. July 16-20, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $100. 843-686-3945, ext. 233. www.artshhi.com

"Mixed-Up Masterpieces" visual arts camp for ages 5-7 and 8-12: 1-3 p.m.; 10 a.m.-noon July 16-20, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $100. 843-686-3945, ext. 233. www.artshhi.com

Pirate day, preseted by the Lobeco library: 1 p.m. July 17, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Theatre Camp" for ages 9-14: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 23-27, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $150. 843-686-3945, ext. 233. www.artshhi.com

"Kids 'n' Clay Camp," for ages 6-9 and 10-13: 10 a.m.-noon; 1-3 p.m. July 23-26 and Aug. 2, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $100. 843-686-3945, ext. 233. www.artshhi.com

Yostie's puppetry, for ages 5-10: 1-3 p.m. July 24, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $15. 843-686-3945, ext. 233. www.artshhi.com

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

"Five Days of Art Camp," for ages 5-12: 10 a.m.-noon July 30-Aug. 3, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $20 a class. 843-686-3945, ext. 233. www.artshhi.com

"Art in the Garden," for ages 11 and older: 1-3 p.m. July 30, Aug. 1 and 3, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $60. 843-686-3945, ext. 233. www.artshhi.com

"The Golden Dragon Acrobats," for ages 15 and younger: 8 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head. $40; $30 children. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

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

Camp Dig It! -- "Excavate" simulated site: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, July 3-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 through 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

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

70th annual Hampton County Watermelon Festival: through June 24, Lee Avenue, Hampton. Free. www.melonfest.org

Dine for Palmetto Animal League: Benefits PAL. Lunch and dinner, Thursdays through June 28, Ruby Tuesday, 346 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort. Mention PAL and 15 percent of your check will be donated to them. 843-522-1972. www.rubytuesday.com

Summer Jams, presented by the Island Rec Center: 7-10 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 14, Shelter Cove Community Park. Free. 843-681-7273. www.islandreccenter.org

Penn Center's 150th Anniversary and Founders Day Celebration: noon-3:30 p.m. June 22; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 23, Penn Center National Historic Landmark District, 16 Penn Center Circle West, St. Helena Island. 843-838-2432. www.penncenter.com

Fripp Island Treasure Sale to benefit Fripp Island Community Centre and All-Faiths Chapel: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. June 23, Fripp Island Community Centre, 204 Tarpon Blvd., Fripp Island. Free. 843-838-9809. www.frippicc.com

17th annual Savannah Asian Festival: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. June 23, Savannah Civic Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Arena, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah. Free. 912-651-6417. www.savannahga.gov/arts

36th annual Daufuskie Day Celebration: noon June 23, Public Landing, Daufuskie Island. $25. www.daufuskieislandfoundation.com

Unanimity Masonic Lodge No. 418 fundraiser: Benefits Backpack Buddies of Hilton Head. 1 p.m. June 24, Golden Corral, 1196 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. $20. 843-706-2051

DragonBoat Beaufort Bartender Benefit: Tips from guest bartenders benefit DragonBoat Beaufort. 5 p.m. June 24, Sweetgrass Restaurant, Dataw Island Marina, 100 Marina Drive. 843-838-2151

Summer Barbecue Social, presented by the S.H.A.R.E. Senior Center: noon June 29, S.H.A.R.E. Senior Center, 6 Office Way, Suite 915, Hilton Head Island. $8. Register by June 27. 843-785-6444

Annual Community Appreciation Cookout in the Park, sponsored by the Beautification Committee of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park: noon-3 p.m. June 30, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park, 28 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, St. Helena Island. 843-838-2982

Block Party, presented by Indian Hill Baptist Church: 6-8 p.m. The Promenade, Bluffton. 843-757-2603

57th annual Beaufort Water Festival: July 13-22, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, 1014 Bay St., Beaufort. www.bftwaterfestival.com

Christmas in July, presented by the Festival of Trees of Beaufort: 6:30-9 p.m. July 27, Coosaw Point River Club, 20 The Horseshoe, Beaufort. $10; $5 for kids older than 5; free for kids younger than 5. 843-525-6257. www.festivaloftreesbeaufort.com

Fourth annual Lowcountry Jazz Festival: 7 p.m. Aug. 31-Sept. 2, North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, Charleston. $50-$153. www.lowcountryjazzfestival.com

"Health, Beauty, and Fashion Expo 2012": 2:30-5:30 p.m. Sept. 29, 23 Hamilton Place, Yemassee. $10 in advance; $13 at the door. 843-726-3396

TOURNAMENTS, WALKS AND RACES

Beaufort Summer Splash tennis tournament: June 22-24, Dataw Island Club, 100 Dataw Club Road, St. Helena Island. www.dataw.org

57th annual Beaufort Water Festival men's golf tournament: 9 a.m. June 23-24, Fripp Island. $175. 843-252-1300. www.bftwaterfestival.com

57th annual Beaufort Water Festival women's golf tournament: 10 a.m. June 25, Dataw Island. $70 for 18 holes; $40 for 9 holes. 843-252-1300. www.bftwaterfestival.com

Swamp Run for Sue 5K: Benefits the American Cancer Society. 6:30 p.m. June 30, Sergeant Jasper Park, 1458 Red Dam Road, Hardeeville. $25. 843-784-5136. www.playhardinbtown.com

27th annual Hilton Head Firecracker 5K run: 8 a.m. July 4, Shelter Cove Community Park, Hilton Head Island. $30 before June 28; $35 after June 28; $25 for kids 12 and under before June 24. 843-757-8520. www.bearfootsports.com

Beach Bum Triathlon: 7 a.m. July 14, Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island. $35 early; $45 late; $55 early for teams; $65 late for teams. 843-338-1481. www.ononevents.com

57th annual Beaufort Water Festival bocce tournament: 9 a.m. July 14, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Beaufort. $40 for a two-person team. 843-252-1300. www.bftwaterfestival.com

57th annual Beaufort Water Festival raft race: 9 a.m. July 14, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Beaufort. $185 for businesses; $145 for military or nonprofit organizations. 843-252-1300. www.bftwaterfestival.com

57th annual Beaufort Water Festival badminton tournament: 11 a.m. July 14, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Beaufort. $30 a team. 843-252-1300. www.bftwaterfestival.com

57th annual Beaufort Water Festival sailing regatta: noon July 14, Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, Beaufort. 843-252-1300. www.bftwaterfestival.com

57th annual Beaufort Water Festival croquet tournament: 9 a.m. July 16-19, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Beaufort. $20 a person. 843-252-1300. www.bftwaterfestival.com

57th annual Beaufort Water Festival bed race: 5 p.m. July 20, Bay and Harrington streets, Beaufort. $25 a bed. 843-252-1300. www.bftwaterfestival.com

Jingle Jog 5K Race, presented by Festival of Trees of Beaufort: 6 p.m. July 27, Coosaw Point River Club, 20 The Horseshoe, Beaufort. $25. 843-525-6257. www.festivaloftreesbeaufort.com

Beach Bum Triathlon: 7 a.m. Aug. 11, Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island. $35 early; $45 late; $55 early for teams; $65 late for teams. 843-338-1481. www.ononevents.com

12 Hours of Head Endurance Event: 6 a.m.-noon, biking; noon-6 p.m. running, July 28, On On Tri, 31 New Orleans Rd., Suite B, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-338-1481. www.ononevents.com

Lt. Dan Independence 5K Run and Ride: 8 a.m. Sept. 15, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Geiger Boulevard, Beaufort. $35; $20 for active duty; free for wounded veterans. www.ldw3.com

Tunnels to Tower Run Savannah 5K race: 8 a.m. Sept. 15, Orleans Square, Savannah. www.t2trun.org

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

"Insights" support group: 1:30 p.m. Mondays, Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. 843-682-3191

Celebrate Recovery Hilton Head Island meeting: 6:30 p.m. Fridays, Spanish Wells Business Park II, 386 Spanish Wells Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-5433

Emotions Anonymous: 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon Sundays. 843-524-0098

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

"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

The Blood Alliance blood drive: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. June 25, Station 300, 25 Innovation Drive, Bluffton. 888-998-2243. www.igiveblood.com

"Medicare and You," presented by the Beaufort library: 10 a.m.-noon June 25 and 27, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St, Beaufort. 843-524-6954

National HIV Testing Day, presented by Union Mission: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 27, Grace House Union Mission, Inc., 120 Fahm St., Savannah. 912-236-7423. www.unionmission.org

Parkinson's disease lecture, with Bernie and Jackie Snead, certified research advocates for the Parkinson's Disease Foundation: 1:30 p.m. July 5, Helena House, 1624 Paris Ave., Port Royal. Free. 843-982-0233

Brain Boosters eight-week summer session: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, July 10-Aug. 28, Memory Matters, 117 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $120. 843-842-6688. www.memory-matters.org

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

"Introduction to the 1940 Census Workshop," sponsored by the Beaufort District Collection: 10 a.m.-noon June 22, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. Registration is required. 843-255-6468

Introduction to Feng Shui: 2 p.m. June 23, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Colonial Amusements": 10:30 a.m. June 28, July 12 and 26 and Aug. 9, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $10. Reservations required. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

"How to Plant a Moon Garden," presented by Sandra Educate from the Lowcountry Master Gardeners: 4:30 p.m. July 3, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Parkinson's disease lecture, with Bernie and Jackie Snead, certified research advocates for the Parkinson's Disease Foundation: 1:30 p.m. July 5, Helena House, 1624 Paris Ave., Port Royal. Free. 843-982-0233

"Own the Night Sky," presented by the Lowcountry Stargazer Club: 2 p.m. July 7, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

CLUBS AND SPECIAL INTERESTS

Dos Lupes Gun Club open house: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays through December, Dos Lupes Gun Club, Ridgeland. 843-842-6268. www.targetgunrange.com

American Needlepoint Guild, Hilton Head Island 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 Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution second quarterly meeting, with Michael Keyserling, chapter vice president: 11:30 a.m. June 21, Albergotti Grill in the Holiday Inn, 2225 Boundary St., Beaufort. 843-524-1256. www.sarbeaufortsc.org

Palmetto Quilt Guild monthly meeting, with quiltmaker Karen Kleespies Stone: 1 p.m. June 21, Christ Lutheran Church, 829 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $5 for nonmembers. 843-757-2613. www.palmettoquiltguild.org

Sea Island Quilters meeting, with Charlotte Angotti, teacher and lecturer: 6 p.m. June 21, Praise Assembly, 800 Parris Island Gateway, Port Royal. 828-989-7477

Cocktails and appetizers with Suddenly Single HHI, a new co-ed social group for single 55- to 70-year-olds: 5 p.m. June 24, Chart House Restaurant, 2 Hudson Road, Hilton Head Island. suddenlysinglehhi@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/suddenlysinglehhi

Palmetto Quilt Guild meeting, with Geri Rihn, a Palmetto Quilt Guild Member: 1 p.m. July 19, Christ Lutheran Church, 829 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $5 for nonmembers. 843-757-2613. www.palmettoquiltguild.org

Beaufort Dog Agility Club: 6:30 p.m. June 25, Beaufort Dog, 1307 Boundary St., Beaufort. $120 for six weeks. 843-812-5394. www.beaufortdog.com

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

57th annual Beaufort Water Festival: July 13-23. Fill out an application at www.bftwaterfestival.com

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

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

Hospice Care of America volunteer opportunities: Direct patient care and administrative volunteers are needed. No experience necessary. 843-785-5901 on Hilton Head Island; 843-322-0063 in Beaufort

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

Sandalwood Community Food Pantry: Perishable and nonperishable food donations, especially for diabetics, sought for the pantry open Tuesdays and Fridays at 8 Hunter Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-645-0935. www.sandalwoodfoodbank.com

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

Thumbs Up: Seeking volunteers for academic tutoring and other support. 843-379-8882. www.thumbsupbft.com

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

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 spend June 25-28 helping local residents with simple home repairs. 843-837-2000

Fifth Saturday Community Service Day, sponsored by the MLK Jr. Celebration Planning Committee: 9 a.m.-noon June 30, All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. Free breakfast at 8 a.m. Wear work clothes and closed-toe shoes. Bring work gloves and rakes, clippers and other yard tools. All ages welcome. Projects held at various locations. 843-290-5943

ETC.

AARP driver safety course: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. June 22, Summit Place of Beaufort, 1119 Pickpocket Plantation Drive, Beaufort. $14; $12 for AARP members. 843-521-1941

AARP driver safety course for Sun City Hilton Head residents: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 10, Sun City Hilton Head. $14; $12 for AARP members; $5 for retired and active educators. 843-705-5692

AARP driver safety course for Sun City Hilton Head residents: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 28, Sun City Hilton Head. $14; $12 for AARP members; $5 for retired and active educators. 843-705-5692

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