Calendar of Lowcountry Events ... July 19 and beyond

calendar@islandpacket.comJuly 18, 2012 

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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. $42; $29 for children. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

"Beauty and the Beast," presented by Main Street Youth Theatre: 7 p.m. July 19-20, 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

Auditions

"Oliver!," for ages 8-adult: noon-4 p.m. July 22, Main Street Youth Theatre studio, 25 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head Island. A pre-audition workshop will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. July 21. Reservations required. 843-689-6246. jodijdancer@hotmail.com. www.msyt.org/auditions

"80th Reunion," for ages 50 and older: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 3 and 4, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. 843-322-0002

"The Misanthrope," for high school students and older: 7 p.m. Aug 22-23, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Music

"Rock and Roll is Here to Stay," presented by The Carolina House Singers: 2 p.m. July 25, Carolina House of Bluffton, 800 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. 843-815-2555

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

Street Music on Paris Avenue with Gas House Gorillas: 6 p.m. Aug. 11, Paris Avenue, Old Village Port Royal. Free. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Street Music on Paris Avenue with Zac Harmon: 6 p.m. Aug. 25, Paris Avenue, Port Royal. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

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

Street Music on Paris Avenue with members of the Savannah Jazz Orchestra: 6 p.m. Sept. 8, Paris Avenue, Port Royal. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

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

Street Music on Paris Avenue with The Kruger Brothers: 6 p.m. Sept. 22, Paris Avenue, Port Royal. 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

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

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

Visual arts and exhibits

"Exploring Textures" -- the works of Barbara Miller and Marilyn Dizikes, presented by the Art League of Hilton Head: through July 28, Walter Greer Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Shaken, Not Stirred" -- the works of Cathy Keup: through Aug. 4, Beaufort Art Association, 913 Bay St., Beaufort. 843-838-3205. www.beaufortartassociation.com

"The Voice Within" -- the works of Mary C. Leto and Mira B. Scott: through Aug. 17. Picture This Gallery, 78D Arrow Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-5299

"The Lowcountry Through My Own Lens" -- the works of Scott Quarforth: Exhibit runs through August. ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. Free. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"Goddesses in World Cultures" -- exhibition of large format oil paintings by Mary B. Kelly: through Sept. 1, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6506. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Arts Alive," presented by Lowcountry Community Church: 4-6 p.m. July 22, Lowcountry Community Church, 801 Buckwalter Parkway, Bluffton. 843~836~1101. www.lowcountrycc.org

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

"Looking Back, Rising Forward -- Honoring the History of Gullah-Geechee Islands," featuring the work of artists Amiri Farris and Judy Mooney: through Sept. 10, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767. www.coastaldiscovery.org

"The Artists of Sea Pines": through Sept. 24, CSA Gallery, 175 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-6961

"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

"Marsh Tacky: Now and Then": Sept. 13-Oct. 31, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767. www.coastaldiscovery.org

Open studios and classes

"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: noon-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

"Flat Spiral Bracelet," with Lydia Chojnacki: 12:30-5 p.m. 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

"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

Sweetgrass Basket Making: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 7, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $65; $30 for children in first grade and older. Reservations required. 843-689-6767, ext 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

"Three-Step Woven Bracelet," with Lydia Chojnacki: 12:30-5 p.m. 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

"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

"Right-Angle Woven Textured Bracelet," with Lydia Chojnacki: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 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

"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

Call for artists

"Beaufort County Birds and Their Habitats," Beaufort County photo contest: Entries of pictures of birds and/or habitat locations taken within the physical boundaries of Beaufort County are due Sept. 4. Up to three photos may be entered in the contest. All photos must include the name of the photographer and the location of the shot on the back of the print. Both 8-by-10 prints and digital images are required. Images must be in jpeg format and at least 300 dpi. Photos will not be returned. They must be submitted on disc and mailed with prints and required forms to: Beaufort County Photo Contest, Beaufort County Administrator, PO Drawer 1228, Beaufort, SC 29901-1228. Winning photos will be used to create a 2013 calendar, which will serve as a public information tool regarding the county's Rural and Critical Land Preservation Program. www.bcgov.net. 843-575-5196

"Marsh Tacky: Now and Then" exhibition: The Coastal Discovery Museum is seeking entries for its exhibit on the Marsh Tacky. Artwork in all media inspired by the state heritage horse are invited. Applications are available at www.coastaldiscovery.org or through Natalie Hefter at 843-689-6767, ext. 225, or nhefter@coastaldiscovery.org. The jury fees are $10 a submission or $30 for four entries. Entries must be received by Sept. 6. Digital submissions are preferred.

Film

"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

"Hysteria," presented by the University of South Carolina Beaufort's Indie Film Series: 6:30 p.m. July 23, 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

"Much Ado about Nothing," presented as part of First Presbyterian Church's Shakespeare Community Film Festival: 7 p.m. July 23, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-3696. www.fpchhi.org

"Your Sister's Sister," presented by the University of South Carolina Beaufort's Indie Film Series: 2 p.m. July 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

"A Cat in Paris," presented by the University of South Carolina Beaufort's Indie Film Series: 6:30 p.m. July 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

"Les Contes d'Hoffman," Met Opera Live Encore: 6:30 p.m. July 26, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $15; $10 for OLLI members and students. 843-521-4145

"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

"Small, Beautifully Moving Part," presented by the University of South Carolina Beaufort's Indie Film Series: 2 p.m. July 30, 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

"Peace, Love and Misunderstanding," presented by the University of South Carolina Beaufort's Indie Film Series: 6:30 p.m. July 30, 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

"The Merchant of Venice," presented as part of First Presbyterian Church's Shakespeare Community Film Festival: 7 p.m. July 30, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-3696. www.fpchhi.org

"Lucia di Lammermoor," Met Opera Encore: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 2, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $15; $10 for OLLI members and students. 843-521-4145. www.uscbcenterforthearts.com

"Henry V," presented as part of First Presbyterian Church's Shakespeare Community Film Festival: 7 p.m. Aug. 6, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-3696. www.fpchhi.org

"Phantom of the Opera at Albert Hall," presented by the University of South Carolina Beaufort's Indie Film Series: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $10; $8 for senior/military; $6 for students. 843-521-4145. www.uscbcenterforthearts.com

"Der Rosenkavalier," Met Opera Encore: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $15; $10 for OLLI members and students. 843-521-4145. www.uscbcenterforthearts.com

"Romeo and Juliet," presented as part of First Presbyterian Church's Shakespeare Community Film Festival: 7 p.m. Aug. 13, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-3696. www.fpchhi.org

"Love Never Dies," presented by the University of South Carolina Beaufort's Indie Film Series: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14, $10; $8 for senior/military; $6 for students. 843-521-4145. www.uscbcenterforthearts.com

"Don Giovanni," Met Opera Live Encore: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $15; $10 for OLLI members and students. 843-521-4145. www.uscbcenterforthearts.com

"Hamlet," presented as part of First Presbyterian Church's Shakespeare Community Film Festival: 7 p.m. Aug. 20, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-3696. www.fpchhi.org

"The Taming of the Shrew," presented as part of First Presbyterian Church's Shakespeare Community Film Festival: 7 p.m. Aug. 27, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-3696. www.fpchhi.org

"Othello," presented as part of First Presbyterian Church's Shakespeare Community Film Festival: 7 p.m. Sept. 3, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-3696. www.fpchhi.org

Literary

Book-signing with Millie West, author of "The Cast Net": 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 20, McIntosh Book Shoppe, 919 Bay St., Beaufort. 843-524-1119

Book-signing with Jim Harrison, author of "The Palmetto": 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. July 21, McIntosh Book Shoppe, 919 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

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

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

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

Meet the Authors, presented by Booksalicious: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Aug. 3 and 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Aug. 4, Booksalicious Bookstore, 14 Promenade, Bluffton. 843-815-5439

Book-signing with Andrea Studenc, author of "Hair Brain Jane": 3-5 p.m. Aug. 3, Watusi, 71 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. 843-422-1918

Book-signing with George Campbell, author of "What's Next George?": 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 18, McIntosh Book Shoppe, 919 Bay St., Beaufort. 843-524-1119

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 through July 26, The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum, 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $7. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.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

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

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

Storytime for children ages 4 and up: 10 a.m. July 25; 10 a.m. Aug. 1, 8 and 15, The Storybook Shoppe, 41A Calhoun St., Beaufort. 843-757-2600. www.thestorybookshoppe.com

"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

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

Kazoos on Vacation: 7:30 p.m. July 21 and Aug. 4, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $5. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"Rhythm Band Jam," for ages 3-6: 8:30-11:45 a.m. or 8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. or 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. July 23-27, E.C. Montessori and Grade School, 15 Celadon Drive, Beaufort. $85-$150. 843-525-1141

"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

"Something From Nothing," for ages 6-11: 12:30-3:30 p.m. July 23-27, The Studio of Art, Pineland Station, Hilton Head Island. $125. 843-290-7335. www.thestudiohhi.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

"Colonial Amusements": 10:30 a.m. July 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

Storytime for children ages 2 and 3: 10 a.m. July 28; 10 a.m. Aug. 4, 11 and 18, The Storybook Shoppe, 41A Calhoun St., Beaufort. 843-757-2600. www.thestorybookshoppe.com

"Wiggly Worms and Critters," for ages 3-6: 8:30-11:45 a.m. or 8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. or 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. July 30-Aug. 3, E.C. Montessori and Grade School, 15 Celadon Drive, Beaufort. $85-$150. 843-525-1141

"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

Summer Scribes 2012 Writing Workshops for sixth through eighth-graders, with Katherine Tandy Brown: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 1-3, Charles Street Gallery, 914 Charles St., Beaufort. $65. 843-379-5886

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

Family Fun Day: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 10, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767. www.coastaldiscovery.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 Island. $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

"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

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

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

Pick Pocket Plantation Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, behind 54 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort. There is a sign marking the entrance to the farm. 203-417-7512. www.pickpocketplantation.com/farmersmarket

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

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

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

Fifth Birthday Summer Saleabration Cookout Carnival: Benefits the Hilton Head Humane Society. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 21, Easy 2 Own Furnishings, 21 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton. 843-836-3279

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

Charity Christmas in July: Benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Beaufort. 4-6 p.m. July 26, Gilligan's Seafood Restaurant, 2601 Boundary St., Beaufort. 843-986-5437

Mom's Expo Night, presented by Island Playground: 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 26, Island Playground, 1538 Fording Island Road Suite 104, Hilton Head Island. 843-837-8383

The Supper Society, presented by Historic Beaufort Foundation and Main Street Beaufort USA: 7 p.m. July 26, location to be announced. $65. 843-379-3331. www.historicbeaufort.org

2012 Summer Olympics Kick-off Party, presented by the SHARE Senior Center: noon July 27, SHARE Senior Center, 6 Office Way, Hilton Head Island. $8. Register by July 25. 843-785-6444

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

Shark, Rattle and Roll: Benefits the South Carolina Aquarium. 7:30 p.m. July 27, South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston. $25; $30 at the door; $20 for members. 843-720-1990. www.scaquarium.org

Beaufort Flea Market: Benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Beaufort. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 28, Boys & Girls Club of Beaufort, 1100 Boundary St., Beaufort. 843-986-5437

Fourth Annual Sand Sculpture Contest: 1-4 p.m. July 28, Hunting Island State Park. Free. 843-476-3022

Second annual Slim Down the South Celebrity Softball Challenge: Benefits Louie's Kids. 7:05 p.m. Aug. 4, Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park, home of the Charleston Riverdogs, 360 Fishburne St., Charleston. $12; $25 for box seats. 843-724-9267. www.louieskids.org

Nearly New Sale, presented by the Parish Church of St. Helena: Benefits the Parish Church of St. Helena. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug 9-10; 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Aug. 11, Parish Church of St. Helena in the Parish Hall, 507 Newcastle St., Beaufort. 843-846-6825. www.sthelenas1712.org

Third annual New Play Festival, presented by South Carolina Repertory Company: 8 p.m. Aug. 10-12, South Carolina Repertory Company, 136B Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. $10 per reading or $20 for all three. 843-342-2057. www.hiltonheadtheatre.com

Second annual Celebration of the Short Attention Span, presented by South Carolina Repertory Company: 8 p.m. Aug. 16-18 and 2 p.m. Aug. 19, South Carolina Repertory Company, 136B Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. $10. 843-342-2057. www.hiltonheadtheatre.com

Bluffton Dog Days of Summer Sunset Party: Benefits Palmetto Animal League. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 17, Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, Wharf Street, Bluffton. $5; free for children under 12. 843-757-8520. www.bearfootsports.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

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 Road, 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

Tunnel to Towers Run Savannah 5K race: 8 a.m. Sept. 15, Orleans Square, Savannah. $30. www.t2trun.org

Seventh annual NAMI Beaufort County Walk: 10 a.m. Sept. 22, Coligny Beach. Hilton Head Island. www.namiwalks.org/beaufortcounty

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

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

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 27, 28, 30 and 31, Beaufort Indoor Swimming Pool, 35 Youmans Drive, Beaufort. $160. The pre-requisite swim assessment will be conducted from 3-6 p.m. July 23 at the Beaufort Indoor Swimming Pool. Only the first 12 participants that pass the assessment will be eligible for entry into the class. 843-522-2903. www.bcgov.net/PALS

Healthy Cooking Class, presented by the Culinary Arts Center: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 28, Culinary Arts Center at Hilton Head Health, 14 Valencia Road, Hilton Head Island. $35. Register by July 27. 843-785-3919. www.hhhealth.com/cac

"Learn to Massage Your Baby," classes for ages 3 weeks old to crawling: 10-11:30 a.m. Fridays, Aug. 3-24, Bluffton Medical Services, Westbury Financial Park, 11 Arley Way, Bluffton. $60 for all four classes. 843-522-5570. www.infantmassageusa.org

"Learn to Massage Your Baby," classes for ages 3 weeks old to crawling: 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays, Aug 6-27, Beaufort Medical Plaza, Third Floor Classroom 350-C, Beaufort Memorial Hospital, 989 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. 843-522-5570. www.infantmassageusa.org

High Intensity Interval Training, presented by Sea Pines Resort Fitness Center: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Sea Pines Resort Fitness Center, 100 N. Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979. www.netafit.org

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

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

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

Crime on St. Helena Island: 6:30 p.m. July 25, St. Helena Elementary School, 861 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island. Free. 843-838-2432

"Colonial Amusements": 10:30 a.m. July 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

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

Lecture by Luis Alberto Urrea, presented by the Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home as part of the Ashley and Terry Ursrey Memorial lecture series: 7 p.m. Aug. 21, Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 W. President St., Savannah. Free. 912-398-3589

"Legal Lessons: A Series for the Public," presented by the S.C. Bar Pro Bono Program: 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 4-Oct. 16, Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. $45. Reservations required by Aug. 29. 843-525-8205. www.tcl.edu/continuing-ed/howtoregister

CLUBS AND SPECIAL INTERESTS

FastTrackers Toastmasters Club: 7:45-8:45 a.m. Fridays, Palmetto Electric Community Room, 111 Mathews Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-384-5486. www.toastmastershhi.com

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

Free one-hour family research assistance at the Heritage Library: 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays through September, Heritage Library, Savannah Bank Building, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Reservations required. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org

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

The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours: 5:30-7 p.m. July 19, 9 Promenade Martini Bar & Tapas Lounge, Bluffton. $10; $20 for nonmembers. www.hiltonheadchamber.org.

Sea Island Quilters meeting featuring Lynette Edens: 6 p.m. July 19, Praise Assembly, 800 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. 843-524-1755

Beaufort Republican Women's Club's Annual Lemonade Social: 10 a.m. July 21, Wells Fargo Bank, 1011 Bay St., Beaufort. Free. 843-522-9970

Junior Service League of Beaufort information session: 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 25, Saltus River Grill, 802 Bay St., Beaufort. www.jslbeaufort.org.

Parkinson's Support Group of the Lowcountry: 1:30 p.m. Aug. 2, Helena House, 1624 Paris Ave., Port Royal. 843-982-0233

Beaufort and Battery Creek High School Class of 1975 reunion: noon Aug. 25, Hilton Garden Inn, 2015 Boundary St., Beaufort. $9.95 for lunch. Casual attire. 843-838-7328

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

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

2012 Dixie Boys Baseball State Tournament: Volunteers needed July 21-27. Burton Wells Park, Beaufort. 843-255-6684

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

Family Promise of Beaufort County: Front desk volunteers needed to answer phone calls, greet guests and handle light office work in four-hour shifts Monday through Friday. 843-815-4211

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

HELP of Beaufort: Volunteers sought to help sort and hang donated clothing from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday in Beaufort store, 1910 Baggett St., Beaufort. 843-524-1223

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 that 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

ETC.

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

AARP driver safety course for ages 50 and older: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 28, Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority, Lucille Fripp Horry Community Room, 6 Snake Road, Okatie. $14; $12 for AARP members. 843-846-8578

AARP driver safety course for Sun City Hilton Head residents: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 17, Summit Place of Beaufort, 119 Pickpocket Plantation Drive, Beaufort. $14; $12 for AARP members; $5 for retired and active educators. 843-521-1941

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