Calendar of Lowcountry Events ... July 26 and beyond

info@islandpacket.comJuly 25, 2012 

"Les Contes d'Hoffmann," 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

METROPOLITAN OPERA

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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 26-28; 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

10th Annual "Follies," presented by Sun City Community Theater: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6-8; 2 p.m. Sept. 9, Sun City Community Theater, Sun City. $20. 843-645-2700

"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

"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

"Anything Goes": 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 25, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-3945, ext. 236. www.artshhi.com

Music

"Les Contes d'Hoffmann," 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

"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

"Phantom of the Opera at Albert Hall," presented by the University of South Carolina Beaufort's Center for the Arts: 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

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

"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

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, Port Royal. Free. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"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

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

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

Beaufort Harbormasters: 6:45 p.m. Mondays, Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady's Island Drive, Beaufort. www.beaufortharbormasters.org

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

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

"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

Society of Bluffton Artists Scholarship Winners Exhibit: through Aug. 11, SoBA Gallery, 48 Boundary St, Bluffton. 843-757-6586. www.sobagallery.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: 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

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

"Lowcountry Inspirations," featuring the works of Carol Newsome: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 10, Beaufort Art Association Gallery, 913 Bay St., Beaufort. Free. 843-521-4444. www.beaufortartassociation.com

"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

"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

"Basketry Combinations and Continuations," with Kim Keats: 6-8 p.m. July 31 and Aug. 7 and 14, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $15 a class. 843-384-2435. www.artworksinbeaufort.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

"Bracelet Designing," with Lydia Chojnacki: 1-3:30 p.m. 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. 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

"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 "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 Center for the Arts: 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

"Women's Voices From the Muslim World," presented by the Beaufort library: 2 p.m. Aug. 12, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. 843-255-6464. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/ocroc

"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

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

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

Shannon Tanner: 6:30 and 8 pm. Mondays-Fridays through Labor Day, Shelter Cove Harbour, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-9098 www.palmettodunes.com

"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

"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

Storytime for children ages 2 and 3: 10 a.m. Saturdays through Aug. 18, The Storybook Shoppe, 41A Calhoun St., Blufffton. 843-757-2600. www.thestorybookshoppe.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

"Imagination Hour," presented by The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum: 10:30 a.m. July 26, The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum, 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $7. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

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

"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

LEGO Fun: 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 1, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

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

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

Wee Read stories kids up to age 3: 11 a.m. Mondays through Sept. 24, except Sept. 3, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Craft time for kids, ages 4 and older: 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 8, 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

Bedtime Stories with Mr. Greg for ages 3 and up: 6:45 a.m. Aug. 16, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Magic Carpet Tales for ages 4-7: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28, 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 Island. $40; $30 for children. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

Craft time for kids ages 4 and older: 4-5:30 p.m. Sept. 6, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Preschool storytime for ages 4-5: 10 a.m. Sept. 10, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Magical Mosaics for ages 8-11: 4 p.m. Sept. 11, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Preschool Storytime for ages 4-5: 1 p.m. Sept. 12, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

LEGO Fun: 4-5:30 p.m. Sept. 13, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Preschool storytime for ages 4-5: 10 a.m. Sept. 17, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

It's Your Library -- A Family Celebration: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 18, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Preschool storytime for ages 4-5: 1 p.m. Sept. 19, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

ARRRGH! It's Talk Like a Pirate Day: 4 p.m. Sept. 19, 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 up: 6:45 p.m. Sept. 20, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Preschool storytime for ages 4-5: 10 a.m. Sept. 24, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Preschool Storytime for ages 4-5: 1 p.m. Sept. 26, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

The Girl Effect -- Dress for Success Fashion Show for Teens: 5 p.m. Sept. 27, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Build a Kite": 1 p.m. Sept. 29, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Ongoing events

The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $6. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

Coastal Discovery Museum: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767. www.coastaldiscovery.org

OUTDOORS/WILDLIFE

"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 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

"Every Nation Touched, Every Heart Changed," presented by Beaufort AGLOW Community Lighthouse, featuring Karen D. Marsh: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 4, Burton Wells Recreation Center, 1 Middleton Recreation Drive, Burton. Free. 843-290-5563

National Night Out, presented by Port Royal Baptist Church: 6-8 p.m. Aug. 7, Stuart Towne Apartments, Stuart Towne Lane, Port Royal. 843-524-6000

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 Hall, Parish Church of St. Helena, 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

Beaufort-Jasper Academy for Career Excellence Open House: 1-7:30 p.m.; spaghetti dinner is 5-7 p.m. Aug. 15, Academy for Career Excellence, 80 Lowcountry Drive, Ridgeland. Free. 843-987-7651

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

First annual Charleston Cupcake Competition, presented by the American Cancer Society: Benefits the American Cancer Society. 2-5 p.m. Aug. 19, The Courtyard Marriott, 125 Calhoun St., Charleston. $15. www.cupcakesvscancercharleston.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

Third annual Coastal Clean Water Festival, presented by Hilton Head Preparatory School & with the CHilly Willy Band and Domino Theory with Candace Woodson: 5-10 p.m. Sept. 15, Shelter Cove Harbour, Hilton Head Island. www.communications@hhprep.org

"An Afternoon with the Ladies in Red and White Fundraiser," presented by The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority: 2-5 p.m. Sept. 16, The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $25. 843-842-8620. www.thejazzcorner.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

Pancake breakfast presented by The Lowcountry Coalition Against Human Trafficking: 7:30-10 a.m. Oct. 13, Applebee's, 200-A Museum St., Hilton Head Island. $5. 843-689-8080

TOURNAMENTS, WALKS AND RACES

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

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 "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

Hilton Head Island Partner Dance Society: Organizing for ballroom, latin, swing, Argentine tango and more. 609-731-3024

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

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 County Black Chamber of Commerce First Friday Networking: 6-8 p.m. Aug. 3, Barefoot Farms, 939 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island. $5; $10 for nonmembers. 843-986-1102

South Carolina Hunter Education Course, presented by Parris Island Rod and Gun Club: 7 a.m. Aug. 4, Moose Lodge No.1855, 350 Broad River Blvd., Beaufort. Free. 843-812-1984. www.dnr.sc.gov/education/hunted.html

"Out of the Box with Photoshop," featuring Marge Agin, presented by the Photography Club of Beaufort: 7 p.m. Aug. 13, Photography Club of Beaufort, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. Free. 843-263-8333. www.photoclubbeaufort.com

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

Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry tutor information session: 5-6:30 p.m. July 31, SC Works Building, 164 Castle Rock Road, Beaufort. 843-525-6658. www.lowcountryliteracy.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

Family Promise of Beaufort County: Front desk volunteers needed to answer phones, 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: 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

AARP driver-safety course: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 18, Beaufort County Parks and Leisure, 1 Middleton Recreation Drive, Beaufort. 843-846-8578

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