Calendar of Lowcountry Events ... Aug. 9 and beyond

info@islandpacket.comAugust 8, 2012 

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ARTS

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 reading; $20 for all three. 843-342-2057. www.hiltonheadtheatre.com

"The Producers," presented by May River Theatre Co.: 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 Hilton Head. $20. 843-645-2700

"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)," presented by Palmetto Theater Xperiment: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13-15, 20-22; 3 p.m. Sept. 16 and 23, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $17; $12 for students; $7 for children 12 and younger; $12 for groups of 10 or more. Sept. 13 and 20 are "pay what you can" ($5 minimum) 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"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

"The Fantasticks": 7 p.m. Aug. 20-21, 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

"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 seniors/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

"You Alone" -- Worship CD release concert, presented by Hilton Head Island Community Church: 6 p.m. Aug. 26, Hilton Head Island Community Church, 860 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $5; free for children under 11. 843-681-3399. www.hiltonheadislandcc.org

Summer Pops concert, presented by the Hilton Head Choral Society: 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

"Bridging Cultures & Generations Through Music," presented by The Charleston Symphony Orchestra Spiritual Ensemble: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Battery Creek High School Performing Arts Center, 1 Blue Dolphin Drive, Beaufort. $17; $12 for students and groups of 10 or more; $7 for children 12 and younger. 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

Lowcountry Chorale: Rehearsals begin 6:45 p.m. Sept. 4 at St. John's Lutheran Church, 157 Lady's Island Drive, Beaufort. Twelve weeks of rehearsals will culminate with a holiday concert Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. 843-252-6207, 843-525-1474

Visual arts and exhibits

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

"Coastal Treasures," a member-themed show presented by the Art League of Hilton Head: through Aug. 25, Walter Greer Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060. www.artleaguehhi.org

"The Lowcountry Through My Own Lens" -- the works of Scott Quarforth: through Aug. 31, 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

"Lowcountry Inspirations," featuring the works of Carol Newsome: Opening reception is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 10, Beaufort Art Association Gallery, 913 Bay St., Beaufort. Exhibit runs through Sept. 15. 843-521-4444. www.beaufortartassociation.com

"Two Week Special Offering," presented by Society of Bluffton Artists: Opening reception is 5-7 p.m. Aug. 13, SoBA Gallery, 48 Boundary St, Bluffton. Exhibit runs Aug. 13-26. 843-757-6586. www.sobagallery.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

"Arts Alive" fall art show: 4-6 p.m. Sept. 16, Lowcountry Community Church, 801 Buckwalter Parkway, Bluffton. Entries due by Sept 2. 843~836~1101. www.lowcountrycc.org

13th annual Memory Matters Art Fair: 6-9 p.m. Sept. 20, Memory Matters, 117 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $25. 843-842-6688. www.memory-matters.org

Open studios and classes

"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

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

Clay on Thursdays: 10 a.m.-noon or 1:15-3:15 p.m or 6-8 p.m. Aug. 16, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $125, plus $25 for 25 pounds of clay. 803-707-5961. www.artworksinbeaufort.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 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, P.O. 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. 843-575-5196 www.bcgov.net

"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.

"Arts Alive" fall art show: 4-6 p.m. Sept. 16, Lowcountry Community Church, 801 Buckwalter Parkway, Bluffton. Entries due by Sept 2. 843~836~1101. www.lowcountrycc.org

Film

"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. Free. 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

"Gone with the Wind": 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16, Park Plaza Cinemas, 33 Office Park Road, Hilton Head Island. $12. 843-715-0479. www.mannsparkplazacinema.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 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

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

Book-signing with Jeff Fulgham, author of "The Bluffton Expedition: The Burning of Bluffton, South Carolina, During the Civil War": 1-3 p.m. Aug. 11, Booksalicious Bookstore, 14 Promenade St., Bluffton. 843-815-5439

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

"Book Marketing Essentials," presented by author Stephanie Austin Edwards: 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Sept. 8, The Technical College of the Lowcountry, Building 23, Room 100, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. $59. 843-523-8205. www.tcl.edu

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 p.m. 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

"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

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

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

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

Camp Dig It! -- "excavate" simulated site: 10:30 a.m. 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

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

Habersham Farmers Market: 4-7 p.m. Fridays, 13 Market St., Beaufort. www.habershamfarmersmarket.com

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

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

FESTIVALS, CELEBRATIONS AND BENEFITS

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 and Fiddlehead Pizza, Burnt Church Road 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

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

Princess Warriors Chick-fil-A spirit night: Benefits Princess Warriors' Mission Trip to Africa. 5-8 p.m. Aug. 16, Chick-Fil-A, 9 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. Free. 843-338-9000. www.princesswarriors.net

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 12 and younger. 843-757-8520. www.bearfootsports.com

Inaugural Charleston Cupcake Competition: Benefits the American Cancer Society. 2-5 p.m. Aug. 19, 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, Beaufort Yacht Club, 30 Yacht Club Drive, Beaufort. $35. 843-522-3500

"Poker for Pups," presented by the Hilton Head Humane Association: 5:30 p.m. Aug. 25, Cheap Seats Tavern, 55 Mathews Drive, Hilton Head Island. $25 a team. 843-689-2202. www.hhhumane.org

Princess Warriors cornhole tournament: Benefits Princess Warriors' Mission trip to Africa. 6-9 p.m. Sept. 14, Okatie Ale House, 25 William Pope Drive, Bluffton. $20 a team. 843-338-9000. www.princesswarriors.net

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

Inaugural 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

Third annual Lowcountry Diaper Drive: 5-8 p.m. Sept. 18, Chick-fil-a, 9 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. ljacobi22@gmail.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

Bluffton Business Expo, presented by the Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 25, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 1300 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. Booths start at $250. Attendance is free. Bluffton Quarterly Business Social follows, 5:30-7 p.m. $10 for members; $20 for guests. 843-757-1010. www.blufftonchamberofcommerce.org

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

PEP Golf Tourney: Benefits Programs for Exceptional People. 9 a.m. Sept. 14, Crescent Pointe Golf Club, 1 Crescent Circle, Bluffton. $125 a player; $400 for team of four. 843-681-8413

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, presented by Wells Fargo Advisors: To honor 9/11 firefighters. 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

Sixth Annual Pedal 4 Kids Community Ride: Benefits Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island. 7:30 a.m. Sept. 29, Hilton Head Island High School, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. 40-mile, 25-mile, 20-mile, 10-mile and a Family Fun Ride. $30; $10 for students ages 6-18; free for children 5 and younger. 843-694-3197. www.pedal4kids.com

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. 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

Freedom from smoking workshop: 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 14-Sept. 25, and Sept. 6, Beaufort Medical Plaza, Lifefit Wellness Center, 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 Memorial Hospital, classroom 350-C, 989 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. $20. 843-522-5570. www.bmhsc.org

"Stress Talk," presented by Saint Andrew's Hall: 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 16, Saint Andrew's Hall, 222 Pinckney Colony Road, Bluffton. 843-705-5591

"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

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

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

"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" DVD series, featuring Prof. 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

"Worm Composting," presented by the Lowcountry Master Gardeners Association as part of the Lunch and Learn series: 11:30 a.m. Aug. 11, Port Royal Farmers Market, Heritage Park, Port Royal. Free. www.lowcountrymga.org

"Stress Talk," presented by Saint Andrew's Hall: 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 16, Saint Andrew's Hall, 222 Pinckney Colony Road, Bluffton. 843-705-5591

"Plant Your Fall Vegetable Garden," with Laura Lee Rose, presented by the Lowcountry Master Gardeners Association as part of the Lunch and Learn series: 11:30 a.m. Aug. 18, Port Royal Farmers Market, Heritage Park, Port Royal. Free. www.lowcountrymga.org

"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 author 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

"Garden Worthy Native Plants," with Jennifer Staton, presented by the Lowcountry Master Gardeners Association as part of the Lunch and Learn series: 11:30 a.m. Aug. 25, Port Royal Farmers Market, Heritage Park, Port Royal. Free. www.lowcountrymga.org

"Planting Perennial Bulbs," presented by the Lowcountry Master Gardeners Association as part of the Lunch and Learn series: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 1, Port Royal Farmers Market, Heritage Park, Port Royal. Free. www.lowcountrymga.org

"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

"Flowers on Film," with photographer Karen Peluso, presented by the Lowcountry Master Gardeners Association as part of the Lunch and Learn series: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 8, Port Royal Farmers Market, Heritage Park, Port Royal. Free. www.lowcountrymga.org

"Ethics in Journalism" panel discussion, presented as part of the "One County Reads One County" project: 1:30 p.m. Sept. 13, Hilton Head library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-255-6525. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Grafting," with Ned Rahn, presented by the Lowcountry Master Gardeners Association as part of the Lunch and Learn series: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 15, Port Royal Farmers Market, Heritage Park, Port Royal. Free. www.lowcountrymga.org

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

FastTrackers Toastmasters Club: 7:45-8:45 a.m. Aug. 10, Palmetto Electric Community Room, 111 Mathews Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-384-5486. www.toastmastershhi.com

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

The Palmetto Quilt Guild meeting, featuring Jan Vaine: 1 p.m. Sept. 20, Christ Lutheran Church, 829 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $5 for nonmembers. 843-757-2613. www.palmettoquiltguild.org

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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