Calendar of Lowcountry Events ... Aug. 30 and beyond

calendar@islandpacket.comAugust 29, 2012 

"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 through Sept. 22. 843-681-5060. www.artleaguehhi.org

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Theater

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

"Annie, Jr." for ages 6-18: 5:15-6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 for ages 6-9; 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 11 for ages 10-12; 5:15-6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 for ages 13-18, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. Call backs are 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 12. 843-521-4145

"The Nutcracker": 2-2:45 p.m. male and female dancers ages 4 to 6; 2:45-3:30 p.m male and female dancers ages 7 to 10; 3:30-4:15 p.m. male and female dancers ages 11 and up, Sept. 23, University of South Carolina Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. 803-799-7605

Music

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 of the Underground Railroad," featuring Natalie Daise: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12, First Presbyterian Church Hilton Head Island, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-3696. www.fpchhi.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

"Harmonies for Habitat," presented by All Saints Episcopal Church: Benefits Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity. 3 p.m. Sept. 16, All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. $20. 843-757-5864. www.habitathhi.org

"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

"Songs of Inspiration and Faith," presented by the Hilton Head Choral Society: 8 p.m. Oct. 26, Holy Family Catholic Church, 24 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. www.hiltonheadchoralsociety.org

"Joyeux Noel" sounds of Christmas holiday concert, presented by the Hilton Head Choral Society: 8 p.m. Dec. 14, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. www.hiltonheadchoralsociety.org

"Sing of Spring Concert, Musical Masterworks," presented by the Hilton Head Choral Society: 8 p.m. April 5, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. www.hiltonheadchoralsociety.org

"America Sings" Memorial Day concert, presented by the Hilton Head Choral Society: 7 p.m. May 26, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. www.hiltonheadchoralsociety.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

"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 through Sept. 22. 843-681-5060. www.artleaguehhi.org

"A Private View" -- the works of Sandra McIntyre: Opening reception is 3-5 p.m. Sept. 9, SOBA Gallery, corner of Church and Calhoun streets, Old Town Bluffton. Exhibit runs through Oct. 7. 843-757-6586. www.sobagallery.com

"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

"Calligraphy III," with Natasha Lawrence: noon-3 p.m. Sept. 1, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $50. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

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

Sweetgrass basketmaking 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

"Autumn Beginnings Basketry Workshop," featuring Kim Keats: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 22, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $55. 843-384-2435. 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

2013 Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Air Show Poster Design Contest: Entries due Oct. 8. All military personnel, MCCS employees and their family members are eligible to enter. All 11-by-17 poster entries must include the Blue Angels flight demonstration team, the 2013 MCAS Beaufort Air Show logo, show dates (April 27-28) and the text "Blues Over Beaufort." Accepted file formats are Illustrator .eps or 300 dpi Photoshop .psd files. Multiple entries are permitted. However, each entry must be accompanied by a completed entry form and signed agreement attached to the individual file. Submit via email to roedera@usmc-mccs.org if your file is 3MB or smaller. If your image is larger than 3MB or you are submitting multiple entries, please submit on a CD to: Andrew Roeder, MCCS Marketing, 564 Drayton St., MCAS Beaufort, SC 29904. Grand prize is $500; first runner-up gets $200. www.beaufortairshow.com/designcontest.asp

Dragonheart Art Auction Extravaganza: Seeking entries for Oct. 24 art auction. You may choose to interpret the cancer survivor mission of DragonBoat Beaufort or just the dragon element. You may combine both. Entries due 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 17 at ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. Only one entry per artist. Please include: title, name, contact information and price. This is the only day entries will be accepted unless special arrangements are requested. 843-522-0200. www.dragonboatbeaufort.org

Film

"The Queen of Versailles," presented by the University of South Carolina Beaufort's Indie Film Series: 4 p.m. Aug. 31, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $7; $6 for senior/military; $5 for students. 843-521-4145. www.uscbcenterforthearts.com

"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

"Tishna," presented by the University of South Carolina Beaufort's Indie Film Series: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6 and 4 p.m. Sept. 21, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $7; $6 for senior/military; $5 for students. 843-521-4145. www.uscbcenterforthearts.com

"To Rome With Love," presented by the University of South Carolina Beaufort's Indie Film Series: 4 p.m. Sept. 9 and 14, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $7; $6 for senior/military; $5 for students. 843-521-4145. www.uscbcenterforthearts.com

"Side by Side," presented by the University of South Carolina Beaufort's Indie Film Series: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $7; $6 for senior/military; $5 for students. 843-521-4145. www.uscbcenterforthearts.com

"Last Call at the Oasis," presented by the University of South Carolina Beaufort's Indie Film Series: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $7; $6 for senior/military; $5 for students. 843-521-4145. www.uscbcenterforthearts.com

"Vertigo," presented by the Psychotronic Film Society as part of Alfred Hitchcock Weekend: 7 p.m. Sept. 28, Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. $8. 912-525-5050. www.lucastheatre.com

"Notorious," presented by the Psychotronic Film Society as part of Alfred Hitchcock Weekend: 3 p.m. Sept. 29, Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. $8. 912-525-5050. www.lucastheatre.com

Mystery Hitchcock screening, presented by the Psychotronic Film Society as part of Alfred Hitchcock Weekend: 7 p.m. Sept. 29, Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. $8. 912-525-5050. www.lucastheatre.com

Literary

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

"Putting Your Life on The Lines: Memoir Writing," presented by Katherine Tandy Brown: 6-8 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 10-Oct. 15, Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. $110. 843-525-8205. www.tcl.edu/continuing-ed/life

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

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

Book signing with Jack Gannon and Cyndi Williams Barnier, authors of "Murder in Twos and Threes": 2-4 p.m. Sept. 15, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. 843-597-0912

KIDS AND FAMILIES

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

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

Shannon Tanner: 6:30 and 8 p.m. Aug. 30, 31 and Sept. 3, Shelter Cove Harbour, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-9098. www.palmettodunes.com

"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

Lego Day: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 1, The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum, 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $5; Free for kids under 1. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

Sandbox at the Stables: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 3, Lawton Stables, 190 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. $5; Free for kids under 1. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

Storytimes for ages 2-6: 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays Sept. 4- Nov. 27, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Wacky Wednesdays: 5 p.m. Wednesdays Sept. 5-Nov. 28, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

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

Big Truck Night: 5-7 p.m. Sept. 7, The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum, 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.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

Kids Helping Kids Help the Environment Beach Cleanup: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Sept. 15, Mitchellville Beach State Park, 124 Mitchelville Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-837-4005

"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

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

"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

Preschool storytime for ages 3-5: 10 a.m. Oct. 1, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Wee Read stories for kids up to age 3: 11 a.m. Oct. 1, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Preschool storytime for ages 3-5: 1 p.m. Oct. 3, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Magic Carpet tales for ages 8-11: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Kite Flying: 1 p.m. Oct. 6, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Preschool storytime for ages 3-5: 10 a.m. Oct. 8, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Wee Read stories for kids up to age 3: 11 a.m. Oct. 8, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Legos Fun for ages 4 and older: 4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 11, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Preschool storytime for ages 3-5: 10 a.m. Oct. 15, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Wee Read stories for kids up to age 3: 11 a.m. Oct. 15, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Teen Book discussion -- In the Sea there are Crocodiles: 6 p.m. Oct. 16, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Hands-On fun for kids up to age 3: 10-11 a.m. Oct. 17, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Preschool storytime for ages 3-5: 1 p.m. Oct. 17, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Wrestlemania Teen Read Challenge: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 18, 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. Oct. 18, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Preschool storytime for ages 3-5: 10 a.m. Oct. 22, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Wee Read stories for kids up to age 3: 11 a.m. Oct. 22, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Preschool storytime for ages 3-5: 1 p.m. Oct. 24, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick Writing Project: 4:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5: 10 a.m. Oct. 29, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Wee Read stories for kids up to age 3: 11 a.m. Oct. 29, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Halloween Frights" -- stories and fun for first through third graders: 4 p.m. Oct. 29, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Creepy Tales for Halloween," for fourth graders and older: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Preschool storytime for ages 3-5: 1 p.m. Oct. 31, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Moonlight Creature Feature," presented by the Coastal Discovery Musem for ages 7-10: 6:30-9 p.m. Nov. 16, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $25; $20 for members. 843-689-3033, ext 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

Disney on Ice -- Worlds of Fantasy: Nov. 29-Dec. 2, Martin Luther King Jr. Arena, Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah. $12-$40. 912-651-6556. www.savannahga.gov/cityweb/civiccenter.nsf

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

Bird-watching program, presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 12, Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge. Participants are asked to bring binoculars. $12. Reservations required. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

"Learn to Throw a Cast Net," presented by local angler Scott Moody: 3 p.m. Sept. 10 and 24 and Oct. 9 and 16, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $10 for ages 12 and older. Reservations required. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

Kids Helping Kids Help the Environment Beach Cleanup: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Sept. 15, Mitchellville Beach State Park, 124 Mitchelville Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-837-4005

24th annual Beach Sweep/River Sweep: 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 15, Oyster Factory Park, 75 Wharf St., Bluffton. 843-706-4593

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

"Lowcountry Snakes," presented by Tony Mills, education director for the LowCountry Institute: 3-4 p.m. Sept. 26, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $7. Reservations required. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

Safe Boating Course, presented by Hilton Head Sail & Power Squadron: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 13 and 20, Hilton Head Boat House, 450 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. $75 a person; $100 a couple; $20 extra for boating excursion. 843-785-8876. www.hhsps.org

"Fangs and Stangs -- Insects and Other Animals That Bite and Sting," presented by Oldfield Club naturalist Marvin Bouknight: 3 p.m. Oct. 25, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $7. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

"Whales of South Carolina," presented by veterinarian Al Segars: 3 p.m. Nov. 14, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $7. 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

LT. DAN WEEKEND

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

Fishing clinics, led by O'Neill Williams and Flip Pallot: noon Sept. 13, Palm Key Nature Resort, Ridgeland. Pallot's fly-casting clinic costs $100. www.ldw3.com

Third annual Lt. Dan Golf Classic (Scramble): 9:30 a.m. Sept. 14, Sanctuary Golf Course, Cat Island. $100. 843-473-5165. www.ldw3.com

Vetpalooza Military Tribute Concert, with Rockie Lynne and opening acts Machine Gun and Outlaw 21: 7 p.m. Sept. 14, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Beaufort. $10; free for military ID card holders. 434-409-0506. www.ldw3.com

Lt. Dan Independence Ride and 5K Run: 8 a.m. Sept. 15, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Geiger Boulevard, Beaufort. $35; $20 for active duty; free for wounded veterans. www.active.com/running/beaufort-sc/ldw3-independence-5k-run-and-ride-2012

Third annual Independence Fund benefit concert, with Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band and opening acts Bounty Hutner and Berry Michael: 7 p.m. Sept. 15, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Beaufort. $20 in advance; $25 day of show. 434-409-0506. www.ldw3.com

FESTIVALS, CELEBRATIONS AND BENEFITS

2012 Savannah Craft Brew Festival International Food & Brew Tasting: 6-9 p.m. Aug. 31, Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa, Savannah. $55 in advance; $75 at the door. www.savannahcraftbrewfest.com

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

2012 Savannah Craft Brew Festival Grand Tasting: noon-5 p.m. Sept. 1, Savannah International Trade Center Esplanade, Savannah. $40 in advance; $45 at the door. www.savannahcraftbrewfest.com

2012 Savannah Craft Brew Fest: Rhythm & Brews Concert, with the Heavy Pets, Stokeswood and Jason D. Williams, Sister Hazel and the North Mississippi Allstars: 3-10 p.m. Sept. 2, Westin's Concert Park, Savannah. $25. www.savannahcraftbrewfest.com

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

Third annual Riding 4 Wishes Motorcycle Run: Benefits Make-a-Wish Foundation. 10:30 a.m. Sept. 1, El Toro's, 3436 Trask Parkway, Beaufort. $15. 843-252-6319

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

Builders' Ball, presented by Jasper County Neighbors United: Benefits JCNU programs assisting seniors and low- to moderate-income individuals. 6 p.m. Sept. 1, Hampton Hall, Bluffton. $100. 843-784-7172. jcunited@hargray.com

Penn Center Labor Day celebration: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 3, Penn Center, 16 Penn Center Circle W., St. Helena Island. 843-838-2432

Fourth annual Fashion's Night Out: 6-11 p.m. Sept. 6, downtown Savannah. www.fashionsnightout.com

"Rock the Block Back to School Rally," hosted by Habersham Marketplace: 4 p.m. Sept. 7, The Habersham Marketplace, 13 Market St., Beaufort. www.habershammarketplace.com

9/11 Memorial Pancake Breakfast, presented by Bluffton Township Fire District: 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 9, Bluffton Township Fire District, 357 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. $5; $3 for kids; $15 for family of four. 843-757 2800. www.blufftonfd.com

Jim 'N Nick's spirit night: Benefits Bluffton Cub Scout pack 241. 5-8 p.m. Sept. 12, Jim 'N Nick's, 872 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. Free. The pack will receive 10 percent of your total bill with signed receipt. 843-301-5872. www.bluffton241scouts.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

Blufftemberfest Sunset Party: Benefits Palmetto Animal League. 5-9:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton. $5; free for kids 12 and under. 843-757-8520. www.bearfootsports.com

31st annual 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

Italian Heritage Festival: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 22, Shelter Cove Community Park, Hilton Head Island. www.islandreccenter.org

Kool Katz and Dapper Dawgz Brunch with musician Bobby Ryder: Benefits Palmetto Animal League. 11:30 a.m. Sept. 23, Sigler's Rotisserie and Seafood, 12 Sheridan Park Circle, Bluffton. $55. 843-368-5358

MLK Fifth Saturday Community Service Day, sponsored by the MLK Jr. Celebration Planning Committee: 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 29, All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting Street, Hilton Head Island. Free breakfast 8-9 a.m. Volunters of all ages welcome. Wear work clothes and closed toe work shoes. There will be indoor and outdoor projects and each project has a leader. 843-290-5943

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

Beaufort Shrimp Festival: 6 p.m. Oct. 5; 11 a.m. Oct. 6, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Beaufort. www.downtownbeaufort.com/beaufort-shrimp-festival

Pancake breakfast, to benefit 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

Lowcountry Rockin' The Pink Breast Cancer Walk, sponsored by Bluffton Fire Department Auxiliary: 8:15 a.m. Oct. 13, Red Cedar Elementary School, 10 Box Elder St., Bluffton. $15. 843-757-2800

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. $10 in advance; $12 at the door. 843-689-6767. www.coastaldiscovery.org

Burgers & Brew Fall Festival: Benefits the Hilton Head Island Recreation Association Children's Scholarship Fund. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 13, Shelter Cove Community Park, Hilton Head Island. www.islandreccenter.org

America LowCountry Chapter dinner, presented by Military Officers Association of America: 6 p.m. Oct. 15, Beaufort Holiday Inn, 2225 Boundary St., Beaufort. $25.50. 843-525-0795

First annual New River Auto Mall Latin Music Festival, presented by La Isla Magazine: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 21, Shelter Cove Community Park, Hilton Head Island. $2. 843-681-2393

Sixth annual Music to Your Mouth food and wine festival: Nov. 14-18, Palmetto Bluff, 1 Village Park Square, Bluffton. Culinary festival is 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17; cost is $225. 866-706-6565. www.musictoyourmouth.com

10th annual Community Christmas Day Dinner: Benefits Meals on Wheels and Second Helpings. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 25, Milemarker 59 Lounge, The Beach House, a Holiday Inn Resort, 1 South Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-705-5725. 843-304-1086

TOURNAMENTS, WALKS AND RACES

Run for RET 5K: Benefits the RET Foundation to help pediatric cancer patients and their families. 8 a.m. Sept. 1, Hilton Head Preparatory School, 8 Fox Grape Road, Hilton Head Island. Goes through Sea Pines Forest Preserve. 843-422-2936.

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

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 10K, 5K 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

15th annual Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity golf tournament and silent auction: Benefits The Glen, a Habitat for Humanity community. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 1, Oldfield Golf Club, 9 Oldfield Way, Bluffton. $125; $30 for dinner and auction only. 843-342-8004. richard.spiehs@suntrust.com. www.habitathhi.org

Beaufort Shrimp Festival 5K: 8 a.m. Oct. 6, Bay and Newcastle Streets, Beaufort. $25. www.downtownbeaufort.com

Popcorn Shrimp Run for ages 7 and under: 8:45 a.m., Bay and Newcastle Streets, Beaufort. $10. www.downtownbeaufort.com

PaddleFest 2012: noon Nov. 3, Hunting Island State Park, Hunting Island. 843-379-4327. www.active.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

Community Donation Yoga Class: Benefits local charities. Noon-1 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and Fridays, Jiva Yoga Center, 1032 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $5. 843-247-4549. www.jivayogacenter.com

Qigong in the Park: 11-11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Shelter Cove Community Park, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-715-0104

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

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

"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

"Mentor to the Max, A Journalism Forum," featuring Tom Barton, editor of the Savannah Morning News: 5:15-6:30 p.m. Sept. 6, Savannah Jewish Federation, 5111 Abercorn St., Savannah. Free. 912-355-8111

"Every Nation Touched Every Heart Changed," presented by Beaufort AGLOW Community Lighthouse, featuring Phyllis Smart: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Burton Wells Recreation Center, 1 Middleton Recreation Drive, Burton. Free. 843-290-5563

"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

"Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Your Back But Were Afraid To Ask," featuring Craig Boatright: 4 p.m. Sept. 12, First Presbyterian Church Hilton Head Island, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-3696. www.fpchhi.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

"Islam and Muslim Life in Modern Southwest Asia," presented as part of the "One County Reads One Country" project: 11 a.m. Sept. 15, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6503. 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 fisherman Dave Harter: 3 p.m. Sept. 19, Discovery House, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $7. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

Beaufort County youth conference: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 22, Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. 843-838-2903

"The Low Country Before the Europeans," presented by Bill Altstaetter, chairman of history studies at the Heritage Library Foundation: 1:30-3 p.m. Sept. 25, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 2A, Hilton Head Island. $8 for members; $10 for nonmembers; $12 for member couples; $15 for nonmember couples. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org

"Lowcountry Snakes," presented by Tony Mills, education director for the LowCountry Institute: 3-4 p.m. Sept. 26, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $7. Reservations required. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

"The First Europeans in the Carolinas," presented by Bill Altstaetter, chairman of history studies at the Heritage Library Foundation: 1:30-3 p.m. Oct. 2, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 2A, Hilton Head Island. $8 for members; $10 for nonmembers; $12 for member couples; $15 for nonmember couples. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org

"The English Settlement," presented by Bill Altstaetter, chairman of history studies at the Heritage Library Foundation: 1:30-3 p.m. Oct. 9, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 2A, Hilton Head Island. $8 for members; $10 for nonmembers; $12 for member couples; $15 for nonmember couples. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org

"A Conversation with Clara Barton," presented by Rosemary Staples, dramatic interpreter at the Heritage Library Foundation: 2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 14, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 2A, Hilton Head Island. $8 for members; $10 for nonmembers; $12 for member couples; $15 for nonmember couples. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org

"From Revolution to Rebellion," presented by Bill Altstaetter, chairman of history studies at the Heritage Library Foundation: 1:30-3 p.m. Oct. 16, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 2A, Hilton Head Island. $8 for members; $10 for nonmembers; $12 for member couples; $15 for nonmember couples. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org

"Occupation and Isolation," presented by Bill Altstaetter, chairman of history studies at the Heritage Library Foundation: 1:30-3 p.m. Oct. 23, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 2A, Hilton Head Island. $8 for members; $10 for nonmembers; $12 for member couples; $15 for nonmember couples. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org

"Fangs and Stangs -- Insects and Other Animals That Bite and Sting," presented by Oldfied Club naturalist Marvin Bouknight: 3 p.m. Oct. 25, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $7. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

"The First 'Snow Birds,'" presented by Bill Altstaetter, chairman of history studies at the Heritage Library Foundation: 1:30-3 p.m. Oct. 30, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 2A, Hilton Head Island. $8 for members; $10 for nonmembers; $12 for member couples; $15 for nonmember couples. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org

"Welcome to the World! Hilton Head Island from 1950 to 2012," presented by Norman Harberger, member of the Heritage Library Foundation: 1:30-3 p.m. Nov. 13, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 2A, Hilton Head Island. $8 for members; $10 for nonmembers; $12 for member couples; $15 for nonmember couples. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org

"Whales of South Carolina," presented by veterinarian Al Segars: 3 p.m. Nov. 14, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $7. Reservations required. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

CLUBS AND SPECIAL INTERESTS

Hilton Head Island Bridge Brush-up: 10 a.m. Fridays starting Sept. 7, Port Royal Plaza, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-7933

Hilton Head Island Beginner Bridge: 2 p.m. Mondays starting Sept. 10, Port Royal Plaza, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-7933

Hilton Head Island Intermediate Bridge: 10 a.m. Tuesdays starting Sept. 11, Port Royal Plaza, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-7933

Knights of Columbus Charity Bingo: Benefits Beaufort community charities. 7 p.m. Mondays, Knights of Columbus, 210 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. 843-522-3531

Embroiderers Guild of America: 1 p.m. first Tuesdays of the month through June, Country Club of Hilton Head, 70 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-5090. ajfan1015@aol.com

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

Beaufort County Republican Party meeting, featuring Chad Connelly, chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party: 7 p.m. Sept. 6, Golden Corral, 1196 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. 843-341-3300

Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce First Friday networking event: 6-8 p.m. Sept. 7, Mobley's Shoe Repair, 12 Old Jericho Road, Beaufort. $5 for members; $10 for nonmembers. 843-986-1102

Area 15 Toastmasters speech contest: 9 a.m. Sept. 8, Lowcountry Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 10 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton. Free. www.toastmastershhi.com

The American Association of University Women of Hilton Head Island/Southern Beaufort County Branch wine and cheese reception: 4-6 p.m. Sept. 9, Bear Creek Golf Club, 237 Whooping Crane Way, Hilton Head Island. $15. 843-681-4062

Photography Club of Beaufort, featuring Jade McCully, Savannah wedding photographer: 7-9 p.m. Sept. 10, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. Free. www.photoclubbeaufort.com

League of Women Voters of Hilton Head Island/Bluffton meeting: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 12, Fish Haul Creek Park, 10 Fish Haul Creek, Hilton Head Island or Bluffton Oyster Company, 63 Wharf Street, Bluffton. $5; $7 for guests. 843-837-3436. www.lwvhhi.org

The Beaufort Republican Women's Club luncheon, featuring Shannon Erickson, state representative: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 13, Cat Island Grill, 8 Waveland Ave., Beaufort. $17. 843-338-1824

Hilton Head Island Ski Club: 5-7 p.m. Sept. 14, Mangiamos, 2000 Main St., Hilton Head Island. 843-68l-4181. www.hiltonheadislandskiclub.com

Women's Association of Hilton Head Island fall luncheon: 10 a.m Sept. 19, Omni Hilton Head Resort, Palmetto Dunes, Hilton Head Island. 843-815-5636

Lowcountry Christian Women's Connection lunch/fashion show: 1:30 a.m. Sept. 19, Hampton Hall Club House, 170 Hampton Hall Blvd., Bluffton. $24. Prepay by Sept. 12. 843-705-7950

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

"Starting Family Research: A Two-Session Class for Beginners," presented by Nancy Burke, librarian of the Heritage Library Foundation: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sept. 26 and Oct. 3, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 2A, Hilton Head Island. $40 for members; $45 for nonmembers. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.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

"Get with the Program! Using Family Tree Maker 2012," presented by Carol Clemens, volunteer with the Heritage Library Foundation: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 2A, Hilton Head Island. $20 for members; $25 for nonmembers. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org

"Genealogy on the Web," presented by Linda Piekut, director of IT services at the Heritage Library Foundation: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 2A, Hilton Head Island. $20 for members; $25 for nonmembers. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org

Illinois Group: 7-9 p.m. Oct. 25, Pavilion in Sun City Hilton Head. $7. 843-705-9779. sanindex@schroederindexing.com

"Newspapers: A Genealogist's Treasure Trove," presented by Carol Clemens, volunteer at the Heritage Library Foundation: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 2A, Hilton Head Island. $20 for members; $25 for nonmembers. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.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

"Escape from the Usual Sources," presented by Carol Clemens, volunteer at the Heritage Library Foundation: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 2A, Hilton Head Island. $20 for members; $25 for nonmembers. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org

"Creating Great Gifts: Turning your Photos and Genealogy Research into Great Gifts," presented by Carol Clemens, volunteer at the Heritage Library Foundation: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 2A, Hilton Head Island. $20 for members; $25 for nonmembers. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.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

Hilton Head Island Elementary School: Seeking volunteers for tutoring program teaching first-graders in reading. One-on-one instruction two hours a week. 843-842-6640

Hilton Head Island Safe Harbour: Seeking volunteers at 4 Northride Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-7233 www.hhisafeharbour.org

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

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

Kids Helping Kids Help the Environment Beach Cleanup: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Sept. 15, Mitchellville Beach State Park, 124 Mitchelville Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-837-4005

24th annual Beach Sweep/River Sweep: 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 15, Oyster Factory Park, 75 Wharf St., Bluffton. 843-706-4593

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

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

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