Calendar of Lowcountry Events ... June 28 and beyond

calendar@islandpacket.comJune 27, 2012 

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

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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 29-30, 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

"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

Music

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

Music at Noon, featuring Richard Lee Gray, organist, presented by St. Luke's Church: noon July 13, St. Luke's Church, 50 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. Free. 888-840-0152

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

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

Music at Noon, featuring Jonathan C. Davis, organist, presented by St. Luke's Church: noon Aug. 10, St. Luke's Church, 50 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. Free. 888-840-0152

Music at Noon, featuring Jay Yau, organist, presented by St. Luke's Church: noon Sept. 14, St. Luke's Church, 50 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. Free. 888-840-0152

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

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

Hilton Head Choral Society: 6:30 p.m. July 8, All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. New members are welcome and singers of all voice parts are invited to join the rehearsals for the new season. www.hiltonheadchoralsociety.org

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

Visual arts and exhibits

"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

"The Artists of Sea Pines": through Sept. 24, CSA Gallery, 175 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 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 through 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 through 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

"The Voice Within" -- the works of Mary C. Leto and Mira B. Scott, presented by Picture This Gallery: Opening reception is 6-8 p.m. July 7, Picture This Gallery, 78 D Arrow Road, Hilton Head Island. Exhibit runs July 7-Aug. 17. 843-842-5299

"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

"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

"Capture the Beauty of Hilton Head," with Addison Palmer: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 7, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $60 for members; $70 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

"The Fundamentals of Watercolor Techniques," with Lynda Potter: 1-4 p.m. Mondays, July 9-30, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $120 for members; $140 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Large Daisy Chain Necklace," with Lydia Chojnacki, for ages 6-9: 8-10 a.m. Tuesdays, July 10-24 and Aug. 7, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $26. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Small Daisy Chain Bracelet," with Lydia Chojnacki for ages 10 and older: 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, July 10-24 and Aug. 7, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $28. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Flat Spiral Bracelet," with Lydia Chojnacki: 12:30-5 p.m. July 11, Aug. 1 or 29, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $45 for members; $53 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Open Painting -- Anything Goes," with Ted Jordan: 9 a.m.-noon Thursdays, July 12-Aug. 2, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $120 for members; $140 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Earring Designing," with Lydia Chojnacki: 1-3 p.m. July 12 or Aug. 2, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $20 for members; $24 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Landscape in the Medium of Choice," with Don and Joyce Nagel: 1-4 p.m. Thursdays, July 12-Aug. 2, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $120 for members; $140 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Acrylics for All," with Marilyn Dizikes: 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, July 12-Aug. 2, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $120 for members; $140 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Drawing and Beyond," with Joyce Nagel: 1-4 p.m. Fridays, July 13-Aug. 3, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $120 for members; $140 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

Painting with 19th and 20th Century Masters," with Marilyn Dizikes for children in Kindergarten through sixth grade: 2-4 p.m. Fridays, July 13-Aug. 3, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $23. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Explore Acrylic Gels and Mediums for Water Media Techniques," with Lynda Potter: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 14, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $60 for members; $70 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Right-Angle Woven Textured Bracelet," with Lydia Chojnacki: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. July 14 or Aug. 11, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $30 for members; $35 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Animals and Birds in Oil or Acrylic," with Dennis Lake: 9 a.m.-noon Mondays, July 16-Aug. 6, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $120 for members; $140 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Three-Step Woven Bracelet," with Lydia Chojnacki: 12:30-5 p.m. July 18 or Aug. 8, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $45 for members; $53 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Transparent Washes in Watercolor," with guest instructor J. M. Littleton: 9 a.m.-noon July 19-21, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $125 for members; $140 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Bracelet Designing," with Lydia Chojnacki: 1-3:30 p.m. July 19 or Aug. 9, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $25 for members; $30 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Right-Angle Weave Teardrop Necklace," with Lydia Chojnacki: 1-5 p.m. July 21 or Aug. 9, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $40 for members; $47 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Drawing and Painting Studio for Kids," with Cristofer Gutierrez, for ages 5-12: 10 a.m.-noon July 21 and 28, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $23. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Basketry Combinations and Continuations," with Kim Keats: 6-8 p.m. July 24 and 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

"Double Flat Spiral Bracelet," with Lydia Chojnacki: 1-4 p.m. July 25, Aug. 22 or Sept. 5, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $30 for members; $35 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Mirror Reflection Bracelet," with Lydia Chojnacki: 1-4 p.m. July 26, Aug. 16 or Sept. 6, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $30 for members; $35 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Crown Jewel Woven Necklace," with Lydia Chojnacki: 12-5 p.m. July 28 or Aug. 25, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $50 for members; $60 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Lacy Blossom Woven Necklace," with Lydia Chojnacki: 1-5 p.m. July 31 or Aug. 15, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $40 for members; $47 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

"The Art of Seeing," with Marci Tressel and guest instructor Valerie Loiret-Brunissen: 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Aug. 4-18, or Aug. 6-8, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $125 for members; $145 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Realism Combined with Drawing and Watercolor," with Ted Jordan: 9 a.m.-noon Thursdays, Aug. 9-30, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $120 for members; $140 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Basics of Oil Painting" with Dennis Lake: 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 13-15, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $90 for members; $105 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.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

"Quick Sketching in Hilton Head," with guest instructor Sandy Branam: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 20-22, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $150 for members; $180 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.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

"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": 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": 3 p.m. July 6, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog," presented by the University of South Carolina Beaufort's Indie Film Series: 4 p.m. July 6, 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

"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": 3 p.m. July 13, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Payback," 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": 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

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

"Creatures of the Night," featuring Marvin Bouknight, presented by the Bluffton library: 6 p.m. July 9, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6503. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Beaufort Writers meeting: 4:30-6 p.m. 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

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

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

"Imagination Hour," presented by The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum: 10 a.m. Thursdays, July 5-26, The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum, 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $7. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

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

"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

"Wee Read," for kids up to age 3: 11-11:30 a.m. July 2, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"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

"Pop Goes the Fourth!," presented by The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 4, The Sandbox Children's Museum, 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $10; $8 for military and seniors; free for kids under 12 months. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

"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

Teens Own the Night -- Scavenger Hunt: 6-10 p.m. July 6, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

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

"Wee Read," for kids up to age 3: 11-11:30 a.m. July 9, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Small Daisy Chain Bracelet," with Lydia Chojnacki for ages 10 and older: 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, July 10-24 and Aug. 7, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $28. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

Storytelling with Mr. Greg for ages 4 and older: 10-10:45 a.m. July 11, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Bedtime stories with Mr. Greg for ages 3 and older: 6:45-7:30 p.m. July 12, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Painting with 19th and 20th Century Masters," with Marilyn Dizikes for children in Kindergarten through sixth grade: 2-4 p.m. Fridays, July 13-Aug. 3, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $23. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

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

"Wee Read," for kids up to age 3: 11-11:30 a.m. July 16, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Mixed-Up Masterpieces" visual arts camp for ages 5-7 and 8-12: 10 a.m.-noon for ages 8-12; 1-3 p.m. for ages 5-7, 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, presented by the Lobeco library: 1 p.m. July 17, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Crafts for ages 4 and older: 10 a.m.-noon July 18, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Family Matinee for ages 4 and older: 1 p.m. July 21, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. 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 for ages 6-9; 1-3 p.m. for ages 10-13, 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

"Wee Read," for kids up to age 3: 11-11:30 a.m. July 23, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

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

Teens Rock! -- Summer Reading Wrap Up Party: 5-8 p.m. Aug. 3, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"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 for 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, through 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

FOURTH OF JULY

27th annual Hilton Head Firecracker 5K run: 8 a.m. July 4, Shelter Cove Community Park, Hilton Head Island. $35. 843-757-8520. www.bearfootsports.com

Fourth of July parade at The Sea Pines Resort: 9:30 a.m. July 4, Harbour Town, The Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island. Meet at the parking lot adjacent to the Harbour Town Lighthouse at 8:30 a.m. to register and pick up decorating supplies. 843-842-1979, www.seapines.com

Bluffton Children's Fourth of July Parade: 10-11 a.m. July 4. Starts at The Church of the Cross on Calhoun Street and goes down Lawton Street. Calhoun Street will be closed for one hour from Water Street to Lawton Street for the parade.

"Pop Goes the Fourth!," presented by The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 4, The Sandbox Children's Museum, 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $10; $8 for military and seniors; free for kids under 12 months. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

Fireworks at Harbour Town: 5 p.m. July 4, Harbour Town, The Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island. Fireworks will be launched at dusk over Calibogue Sound between Harbour Town and Daufuskie Island. 843-842-1979. www.seapines.com

HarbourFest: 5 p.m. July 4, Shelter Cove Harbour, Hilton Head Island. Cappy the Clown performs from 6 to 9 p.m. Entertainer Shannon Tanner performs at 6:30 and 8 p.m. An extended July 4 fireworks show begins at dusk. 843-686-9098. www.palmettodunes.com

Town of Port Royal Fourth of July celebration: 5-10:30 p.m July 4, The Sands, Port Royal. The fireworks shows on Parris Island and in Port Royal will be visible. 843-522-9923

Fireworks over Skull Creek: 5:30 p.m. July 4, Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks, 1 Hudson Road, Hilton Head Island. Skull Creek's fireworks are the last to go off. Free parking and shuttle service from the Hilton Head Island Boys & Girls Club on Gumtree Road starting at 5:30 p.m. Restaurants along Skull Creek will offer entertainment, food and drinks. 843-681-2772, ext. 100. www.facebook.com/hudsonsseafood

Independence Day celebration at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island: 6:30-10 p.m. July 4, Peatross Parade Deck, 283 Boulevard De France, Parris Island. 843-228-3410. www.mccs-sc.com/july4th

FESTIVALS, CELEBRATIONS AND BENEFITS

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

Operation -- Record Request: Benefits Operation: R&R. 8-11 p.m. June 27, The Big Chill, 6 Target Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-715-2779

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

Water Fun Day, presented by the Island Rec Center: 4-7 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 2, Shelter Cove Community Park, Hilton Head Island. $5 for children. 843-681-7273. www.islandreccenter.org

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. July 1, The Promenade, Bluffton. Free. 843-757-2603

Third annual Beer Dinner, presented by Plums Restaurant: Benefits the Independence Fund. 6:30 p.m. July 12, Plums Restaurant, 904 Bay St., Beaufort. $65. 843-986-5092. www.plumsrestaurant.com

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

Beaufort Lions Club Pancake Breakfast: 8-11 a.m. July 14, Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady's Island Drive, Beaufort. $6; $3. for children. 843-475-5778

Brooke's Haven Fundraising Event: Benefits Brooke's Haven Animal Rescue. 6-10 p.m. July 14, Montana's Bar & Grill, 16 Kitties Landing, Bluffton. Free. 843-57-7387. www.brookeshaven.org

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, The Hamilton Group, 23 Hamilton Place, Yemassee. $10 in advance; $13 at the door. 843-726-3396

TOURNAMENTS, WALKS AND RACES

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

Eliminating back pain workshop with trainer Ian Hart of Earth Fit, presented by the Technical College of the Lowcountry Division of Continuing Education: 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 2, EarthFIT, 37 Sams Point Road, Lady's Island. $29. 843-525-8205

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

Therapy Dog Tests, presented by Savannah Chapter No. 131 of Therapy Dogs International: 1:30 p.m. July 15; 1:30 p.m. Aug. 5, Riverview Rehab Center, 6711 LaRoche Ave., Savannah. 843-522-2073. www.tdi-dog.org

Introduction to Meditation: 2 p.m. July 21, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

"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

Lunch and Learn classes, presented by the Lowcountry Master Gardeners Association: 11:30 a.m. Saturdays through Sept. 15, Port Royal Farmers Market, Heritage Park, Port Royal. www.lowcountrymga.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

"Goddess, Women, Cloth," by Mary B. Kelly, sponsored by Friends of Bluffton Library: 1-3 p.m. July 7, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-757-1519

"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

Resume clinic: 2-3 p.m. July 10, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. Registration required. 843-255-6503. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Adult summer reading program, featuring Rahmie Valentine, local speaker on holistic health, acupuncture and Chinese medicine, presented by the Hilton Head Island library: 2 p.m. July 12, Hilton Head library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6525

"Stories and Inspirations behind the Goddess Paintings," presented by artist Mary B. Kelly, sponsored by Friends of Bluffton Libary: 1-3 p.m. July 14, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-757-1519

Wild Animal program: 11 a.m. July 25, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

The Battle of Honey Hill lecture, featuring Chris Clayton, presented by the Bluffton Historical Preservation Society: noon Aug. 8, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Hilton Head Island. $3. 843-757-6293

2012 Ursrey Memorial lecture, featuring Luis Alberto Urrea: 7 p.m. Aug. 21, Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 W. President St., Savannah. 912-398-3589

RELIGION

Port Royal Baptist Church vacation bible school: 6-8:30 p.m. June 28, Port Royal Baptist Church, 707 Pinckney Blvd., Port Royal. Free. 843-521-1994

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

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcounty church services: 10 a.m. Sundays through July 29, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcounty, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. Free. 843-837-3330. www.uulowcountry.org

In Celebration of Making Mistakes, featuring Joely Tweel: 10 a.m. July 1, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcounty, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. Free. 843-837-3330. www.uulowcountry.org

Beaufort AGLOW Community Lighthouse, featuring Sory Reyes: 10:30 a.m.-noon July 7, Burton Wells Recreation Center, 1 Middleton Drive, Burton. Free. 843-290-5563

With Compassion and Justice for All, featuring Rev. Manuel Holland: 10 a.m. July 8, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcounty, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. Free. 843-837-3330. www.uulowcountry.org

Male Chorus of Orange Grove Baptist Church anniversary: 4 p.m. July 8, Orange Grove Baptist Church, 189 Orange Grove Road, St. Helena Island. 843-838-4128

Missionary and Women's Auxilary anniversary, featuring Margaret Holmes, presented by First African Baptist Church: 4 p.m. July 8, First African Baptist Church, 109 Olde Church Road, St. Helena Island. 843-838-5245

Men's Day program, featuring Rev. Alexander McBride, presented by Central Baptist Church: 4 p.m. July 8, Central Baptist Church, 1111 Prince St., Beaufort. 843-524-8997

Operation Overboard Vacation Bible School, hosted by Bluffton United Methodist Church: 6-8 p.m. July 9-13, Bluffton United Methodist Church, 101 Calhoun Street, Bluffton. 843-757-3351

Celebrating the Animals, featuring Rev. Lynne Garner: 10 a.m. July 15, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcounty, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. Free. 843-837-3330. www.uulowcountry.org

Indian Hill Baptist Church Vacation Bible School for ages 3-5: 6-8:30 p.m. July 15-19, Indian Hill Baptist Church, 389 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. Free. 843-757-2603

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

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

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

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

American Legion Post 185 meeting: 11:30 a.m. June 28, Aunt Chiladas Easy Street Cafe, 69 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $10. 843-681-4960

Beaufort Christian Women's Connection meeting, featuring Steve Battista, retired Navy chief and federal investigator: 11:30 a.m. July 19, Hilton Gardens Inn, 2015 Boundary St., Beaufort. Register by July 13. 843-838-7627

Palmetto Quilt Guild meeting, with Geri Rihn, a 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

Illinois group: 7-9 p.m. Sept. 17, The Pavilion, Sun City Hilton Head. $7. 843-705-9779

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

HELP of Beaufort: Needs volunteers to help sort and hang donated clothing in its Beaufort store. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. HELP of Beaufort is a non-profit and state-chartered organization serving those in need of emergency services such as clothing, food and shelter. Located on 1910 Baggett St, Beaufort. 843-524-1223

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

Beaufort County Library focus groups: Looking for volunteers to share what they know about Afghanistan. Register by July 18. 843-255-6464. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

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 which is

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 organization. 843-470-0800

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

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

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

Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity volunteers for Beaufort Water Festival fundraiser: 6:30-9 p.m. July 16, 9-11 p.m. July 16, 6:30-9:30 p.m. July 21, 9:30 p.m.-midnight July 21. All volunteers will receive free admission on the day they volunteer. Register by July 11. 843-522-3500

ETC.

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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