Calendar of Lowcountry Events ... Aug. 2 and beyond

calendar@islandpacket.comAugust 1, 2012 

"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

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Theater

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

"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

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

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 Fantasticks": 7 p.m. Aug. 20 and 21, Ulmer Auditorium, Bluffton Town Hall, 20 Bridge St., Bluffton. 843-837-7798

"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

Kids benefit educational concert, presented by the Art League of Hilton Head: 4-5 p.m. Aug. 2, Walter Greer Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $5. 843-681-2399. www.artleaguehhi.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

"Phantom of the Opera" at Albert Hall: 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

"Love Never Dies," sequel to "Phantom of the Opera": 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14, 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

"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. Free. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Hilton Head Choral Society Summer Pops concert: 8 p.m. Aug. 31, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $30 for preferred seating; $25 for general seating. www.hiltonheadchoralsociety.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. Free. 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. Free. 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

"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 through Aug. 25. 843-681-5060. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Mother to Son," presented by The Green Herring Art Gallery: 4-8 p.m. Aug. 4, The Green Herring Art Gallery, 1001 Bay St., Beaufort. 843-812-4662

"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

"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

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

"Lacy Blossom Woven Necklace," with Lydia Chojnacki: 1-5 p.m. 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

"Mirror Reflection Bracelet," with Lydia Chojnacki: 1-4 p.m. 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

"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

"Double Flat Spiral Bracelet," with Lydia Chojnacki: 1-4 p.m. 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

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

"Crown Jewel Woven Necklace," with Lydia Chojnacki: noon-5 p.m. 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

"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

"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

"Women's Voices From the Muslim World" short film festival, presented by the Beaufort library: 2 p.m. Aug. 12, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. 843-255-6464. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/ocroc

"The Lorax," presented by the Beaufort library: 2 p.m. Aug. 13, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. Free. 843-255-6458. 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

"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 Hunger Games," presented by the Beaufort library: 2 p.m. Aug. 25, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. 843-255-6548. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/ocroc

"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

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

"Grandmas and Mummies: Age and Aging in Clyde Edgerton's Fiction," featuring Jan Nordby: 4 p.m. Aug 7, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. abrewer@bcgov.net

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

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

Inspirational book club, featuring Kristin Hannah: 3 p.m. Aug. 31, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. Free. 843-255-6458. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/ocroc

KIDS AND FAMILIES

"Get Fired Up": 9:30 a.m. Mondays through Aug. 27, The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum, 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $15. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

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

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

Wee Read stories for 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

"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

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

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

High power soccer camp: 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 5-9, Shell Point Baptist Church, 871 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. $6. 843-247-2823

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

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

"Colonial Amusements": 10:30 a.m. Aug. 9, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $10. Reservations required. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. www.coastaldiscovery.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 p.m. Aug. 16 and Sept. 20, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Magic Carpet Tales for children ages 4 to 7: 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6483. 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 kids ages 4-5: 10 a.m. Mondays and 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 10-26, 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

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

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

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

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. Aug. 2, Shelter Cove Community Park, Hilton Head Island. $5 for children. 843-681-7273. www.islandreccenter.org

Yappy Hour, presented by Tail Waggers: 3-5 p.m., Aug. 3, Tail Waggers, Village at Wexford, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8686. www.hhhumane.org

Second annual Back to School Fun Day: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Aug. 4, Sam Bennett Sport Complex Field, 1188 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. 843-368-6755

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

Beaufort Dog charity yard sale: 9 a.m. Aug. 11, Beaufort Dog, 1307 Boundary St., Beaufort. 843-812-5394. www.beaufortdog.com

Kairos awareness concert, presented by JD Creative Ministries: noon Aug. 11, The Corner Perk, Burnt Church and Bruin roads, Bluffton. 843-987-0073

Block Party, presented by Indian Hill Baptist Church: 6-8 p.m. Aug. 12, the Promenade, Bluffton. Free. 843-757-2603

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

Back To School celebration, presented by Tillman-Wagon Branch Community Center: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 18, Tillman-Wagon Branch Community Center, 3796 Tillman Road, Ridgeland. 843-726-5100

Bluffton Dog Days of Summer Sunset Party: Benefits Palmetto Animal League. 5-9:30 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.

"Sunset and Tapas," presented by the Beaufort Yacht Club: Benefits Habitat for Humanity. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23, the Beaufort Yacht Club, 30 Yacht Club Drive, Beaufort. $35. 843-522-3500

Hilton Head Humane Association fundraiser: 5 p.m. Aug. 25, Cheap Seats Tavern, 55 Mathews Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8686. www.hhhumane.org

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. communications@hhprep.org

First annual Fashion Show, presented by Central Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church's Christian Education Ministry: 7 p.m. Sept. 15, Park Lane Hotel & Suites, 12 Park Lane, Hilton Head Island. $15; $5 for children. 843-298-2059

"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

An Evening of the Arts, presented by Island School Council for the Arts: 6:30-10 p.m. Sept. 21, Sea Pines Country Club, Hilton Head Island. $125. 843-368-8486

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

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

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

Beaufort Memorial Hospital birthing center tours: 7-8:30 p.m., first and third Mondays of the month, Beaufort Memorial Hospital, 955 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. Free. 843-522-5110. www.bmhsc.org

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

Paula Williams memorial breast cancer support group: noon, fourth Tuesday of the month, Beaufort Medical Plaza, classroom 350-C, 989 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. Classroom 350-C. 843-522-5570

Cancer support group: 4 p.m., first Wednesday of the month, Beaufort Memorial Keyserling Cancer Center, 1680 Ribaut Road, Port Royal. 843-522-7807

Stroke survivors support group: 4-5 p.m., second Wednesday of the month, Beaufort Memorial Keyserling Cancer Center, 1680 Ribaut Road, Port Royal. 843-522-5593

Cardiac support group: 4 p.m. Thursdays, Beaufort Medical Plaza, Classroom 350-C 989 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. 843-522-5635

Women In Search of Help Cancer Support: 5:30 p.m., third Thursday of the month, Beaufort Memorial Keyserling Cancer Center, 1680 Ribaut Road, Port Royal. 843-522-5897

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

"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 Memorial Hospital, Classroom 350-C, 989 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. 843-522-5570. www.infantmassageusa.org

Freedom from smoking workshop: 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 14-Sept. 25, Beaufort Medical Plaza, 989 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. $60. 843-522-5635

Breastfeeding 101: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 15, Sept. 26, Oct. 17, Nov. 28, Beaufort Medical Plaza, Classroom 350-C, 989 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. $20. 843-522-5570. www.bmhsc.org

Medicare and You information sessions: 1-3 p.m. Aug. 27-28, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. Free. 843-255-6458. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/ocroc

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

Free vascular screenings, presented by Hilton Head Hospital: 9 a.m. Sept. 27, Hilton Head Hospital, 25 Hospital Center Blvd., Hilton Head Island. 877-582-2737

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

"Grandmas and Mummies: Age and Aging in Clyde Edgerton's Fiction," featuring Jan Nordby: 4 p.m. Aug 7, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. abrewer@bcgov.net

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

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

"How to Listen and Understand Great Music," featuring professor Robert Greenberg of San Francisco Performances: 2 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 9-30, Indigo Pines, 110 Gardner Drive, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-342-3228. www.indigopines.net

"How to Plant a Fall Garden": 4:30 p.m. Aug. 21, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6483. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Sea Turtles of Our Coast," presented by the Art League of Hilton Head: 1-2 p.m. Aug. 15, Walter Greer Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060. www.artleaguehhi.org

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

"Investment Fraud for Seniors" luncheon seminar: 11 a.m. Aug. 22, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. Free. 843-255-6458

"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. hhipds@gmail.com

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

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

Hilton Head Island Ski Club: 5-7 p.m. Aug. 10, Mellow Mushroom, 33 Office Park Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-4181. www.hiltonheadislandskiclub.com

"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

The Sea Island Quilters, featuring Lynn O'Neal: 6 p.m. Aug. 16, Praise Assembly, 800 Parris Island Getaway, Beaufort. 843-524-1755

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

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 construction projects. 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

Hospital Auxiliary of Hilton Head Hospital/Coastal Carolina Hospital: Volunteers sought for both hospitals, as well as the Bluffton-Okatie Outpatient Center in all departments. 843-689-8201. www.hiltonheadregional.com

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.-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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