Calendar of Lowcountry Events ... Aug. 16 and beyond

calendar@islandpacket.comAugust 15, 2012 

"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

ARTS

Theater

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

"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

"Music of Our Heart," with Lavon Stevens and Friends: 5 p.m. Aug. 19, Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive, Savannah. $10. 404-997-3281. www.coastal-jazz.org

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

Third annual Lt. Dan Band benefit concert, presented by The Independence Fund: 6 p.m. Sept. 15, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Beaufort. $20 advance; $25 day of show. 434-409-0506. www.LDW3.com

"Sing Well for Deep Well," presented by First Presbyterian Church: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-384-9480

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

Guy Davis: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29, Beaufort Academy, 240 Sams Point Road, Lady's Island. $17; $12 for students and groups of 10 or more; $7 for children under 12. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"Circa 1871: An Ode to the Fisk University Jubilee Singers," 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

Lowcountry Chorale: Voices needed. Rehearsals begin at 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

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

"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

"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" opening reception fall art show: 4-6 p.m. Sept. 16, Lowcountry Community Church, 801 Buckwalter Parkway, Bluffton. 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 through Aug. 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

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

Sweetgrass basket-making classes: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 14, Oct. 12, and Nov. 9, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $65. 843-689-6767, ext 223. www.coastaldiscovery.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

"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

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

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

Beaufort Writers meeting: 4:30-6 p.m. Aug. 28; Sept. 11 and 25; Oct. 9 and 23; Nov. 13 and 27; Dec. 11. Lady's Island airport. 843-524-9119

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, 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

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

"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 kids 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

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

"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

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

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

Cubes for the Cure BBQ fundraiser: Benefits Keyserling Cancer Center. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Aug. 25, Lady's Island Fire Department, 237 Sea Island Parkway, Beaufort. 843-259-2873

"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

Eighth annual Lands End Woodland River Festival: 5-11 p.m. Aug. 31 and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 1, Lands End Woodland Club, 100 Lands End Beach, St. Helena Island. $3; free for kids under 17. 843-838-4503. www.landsendwoodland.org

Palmetto Bluff Coastal Living Style home tour: Benefits the Bluffton Boys & Girls Club. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; noon-3 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 1-Nov. 4, River Road Neighborhood, Palmetto Bluff. $10. www.palmettobluffresort.com

Pickin by the River: noon-5:30 p.m. Sept. 1, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Beaufort. Free. 843- 379-9084

Lt. Dan Weekend silent auction and banquet: 6 p.m. Sept. 12, Holiday Inn, 2225 Boundary St., Beaufort. $75. 434-409-0506. www.LDW3.com

"Vetpalooza," presented by The Independence Fund: 6 p.m. Sept. 14, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Beaufort. $10; free for military ID card holders. 434-409-0506. www.LDW3.com

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

Bowling for a Park: Benefits Bluffton Dog Park. 6-8 p.m. Sept. 16, Station 300, 25 Innovation Drive, Bluffton. $25. 843-709-0880. www.ptrtennis.org

Third annual Lowcountry Diaper Drive: Benefits Bluffton Self Help and the Deep Well Project. 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

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

28th annual Chili Cookoff, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club: noon-4 p.m. Oct. 13, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $12; $10 in advance. 843-689-6767. www.coastaldiscovery.org

TOURNAMENTS, WALKS AND RACES

Spin 4 Kids spinning marathon: Benefits the Boys & Girls Club. 8 a.m. Aug. 25, The Beach House, 1 South Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.pedal4kids.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

17th annual Kiwanis Club of Beaufort scholarship golf tournament: 8:30 a.m. Sept. 22, Ocean Point Golf Club at Fripp Island. $85. 843-263-3482

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

Fifth annual Tiger Bass 5K, 10K and 1-mile fun run/walk: 9 a.m. Sept. 29, Lakeside Amenity Village, 200 Hampton Lake Crossing, Bluffton. $35 for 10K, $30 for 5K, $15 for 1-mile fun run/walk for ages 13 and over; free for ages 12 and under. 843-836-7463. www.hamptonlake.com

Savannah River Bridge Run: 8:15 a.m. for 5K; 9 a.m. for 10K, Dec. 1, Savannah. $25-$40. www.savannahriverbridgerun.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. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 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 through 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. 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 St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church: 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 16, St. 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

Parkinson's Support Group of the Lowcountry meeting: 1:30 p.m. Sept. 6, Helena House, 624 Paris Ave., Port Royal. 843-982-0233.

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

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

"Stress Talk," presented by St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church: 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 16, St. 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

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

"Marine Predators of Port Royal Sound," presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum: 3 p.m. Sept. 19, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $7. 843-689-6767, ext 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

"Lowcountry Snakes," featuring Tony Mills: 3-4 pm. Sept. 26, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $7. 843-689-6767, ext 223. www.coastaldiscovery.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

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

The Beaufort County Democratic Party picnic and rally: noon Aug. 18, Penn Center, 16 Penn Center Circle W., St. Helena Island. Free. 843-522-9948

World Affairs Council Hilton Head meeting, feturing Harold Hauer: 2-3:30 p.m. Aug. 23, Hilton Head Island libary, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-384-6758. www.wachh.org

The Bluffton Chamber of Commerce headquarters grand opening: 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 24, Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, 217 Goethe Road, Bluffton. Free. 843-757-1010

Beaufort and Battery Creek High School Class of 1975 reunion: 5 p.m. 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

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. 843-757-1010. www.blufftonchamberofcommerce.org

Bluffton Quarterly Business Social: 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 25, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 1300 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. $10 for members; $20 for guests. 843-757-1010. www.blufftonchamberofcommerce.org

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Group: 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 26, Corks, 1 Promenade St., Bluffton. www.hiltonheadchamber.org

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce State of the Region Breakfast: 8-11 a.m. Oct. 3, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, 2 Grasslawn Ave., Hilton Head Island. www.hiltonheadchamber.org

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Group: 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 31, Corks, 1 Promenade St., Bluffton. www.hiltonheadchamber.org

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

Bluffton Self Help: Seeking volunteers for shifts 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1-4 p.m. Fridays to help in both food and clothing areas. Volunteers also needed to sub, help with events and for office duties. 843-757-8000. www.blufftonselfhelp.org

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

Habitat ReStore: Volunteers are needed for the restore located at 1223 May River Road in Bluffton. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. 843-757-5864. 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: Volunteers sought in the Beaufort area. SCORE 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

Kids College Early Childhood Education Center Canned Food Drive: Benefits Bluffton Self Help. Runs through Aug. 20. Drop off donations at Kids College, 17 Goethe Road, Bluffton. 843-757-9150. www.kidscollegellc.com

Heroes on Horseback: Volunteer meeting at 10 a.m. Sept. 8, MindStream, 11 Grassey Lane, Bluffton. 843-757-5607. www.heroesonhorseback.org

Fourth annual Death by Chocolate event, sponsored by Girl Scouts of Eastern S.C.: Chefs and chocolate vendors needed for the Sept. 27 event at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort. 843-342-6932

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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