Calendar of Lowcountry Events ... Sept. 27 and beyond

calendar@islandpacket.comSeptember 26, 2012 

“Agatha Christie's The Unexpected Guest,â€%9D presented by the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina: 8 p.m. Oct. 2-21; 2 p.m. Sundays; Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $44; $31 for children; tickets are $5 less Oct. 2-4. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

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ARTS

Theater

"Agatha Christie's The Unexpected Guest," presented by the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina: 8 p.m. Oct. 2-21; 2 p.m. Sundays; Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $44; $31 for children; tickets are $5 less Oct. 2-4. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

"Oliver," presented by Main Street Youth Theatre: 7 p.m. Oct. 3-7; 2 p.m. Oct. 6-7, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Hilton Head Island High School, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. $20; $10 for students; $18 for military and seniors. 843-689-6246. www.msyt.org

"The Satire Diaries: Too Stupid to Fail," presented by Creative Spark Center for the Arts and Rogue Arts Productions: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12-13, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $17; $12 for groups of 10 or more. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"The Fantasticks," presented by The May River Theatre Co.: 8 p.m. Oct 26-Nov. 10; 2 p.m. Oct. 28, Nov. 4 and 11, Bluffton Town Hall, Ulmer Auditorium, 20 Bridge St., Bluffton. $20. 843-837-7798. www.mayrivertheatre.com

"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

Extras Casting Call for independent film: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 6, Meddin Studios, 2315 Louisville Road, Savannah. Applicants will be asked to fill out a form and have their photo taken at this time. Looking for men and women ages 35 and up. Those selected will work as paid extras. Upload two digital photos, one close-up (head and shoulders) and one full body shot to www.extrassignup.com. Details: abextrascasting@gmail.com

Music

Savannah Jazz Festival: through Sept. 30. Savannah. Various locations. Free. www.savannahjazzfestival.org

Blues musician 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 younger than 12. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"Symphonic Showcase," presented by the Beaufort Symphony Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11, and 3 p.m. Oct. 14, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $37.50; $20 for students. 800-595-4849. www.beaufortorchestra.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 Hilton Head Choral Society: 8 p.m. Oct. 26, Holy Family Catholic Church, 24 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $20. www.hiltonheadchoralsociety.org

Alexis Cole Jazz Quartet, sponsored by Fripp Island Friends of Music: 5 p.m. Oct. 28, Fripp Island Community Centre, 205 Tarpon Blvd, Fripp Island. $25; $10 for students. 843-838-6655. www.islc.net/friendsofmusic/

"'Tis the Season," presented by Beaufort Symphony Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 and 3 p.m. Dec. 16, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $37.50; $20 for children. 800-595-4849. www.beaufortorchestra.org

"Joyeux Noel" sounds of Christmas holiday concert, presented by Hilton Head Choral Society: 8 p.m. Dec. 14, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $25. www.hiltonheadchoralsociety.org

"Bavarian Bastions," presented by Beaufort Symphony Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 and 3 p.m. March 3, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $37.50; $20 for children. 800-595-4849. www.beaufortorchestra.org

"Sing of Spring Concert, Musical Masterworks," presented by Hilton Head Choral Society: 8 p.m. April 5, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $30. www.hiltonheadchoralsociety.org

"Hollywood Extravaganza," presented by Beaufort Symphony Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. April 18 and 3 p.m. April 21, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $37.50; $20 for children. 800-595-4849. www.beaufortorchestra.org

"America Sings" Memorial Day concert, presented by Hilton Head Choral Society: 7 p.m. May 26, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $20. www.hiltonheadchoralsociety.org

Rehearsals

Hilton Head Barbershop Chorus: Guests and prospective members welcome. 4-6 p.m. Mondays, Country Club of Hilton Head in Hilton Head Plantation, 70 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-290-9517; 843-682-8250. www.hhibarbershoppers.org

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

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

Art League of Hilton Head Pop-Up Gallery: through Sept. 28, Indigo Pines, 110 Gardner Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060. www.artleaguehhi.org

"A Private View" -- the works of Sandra McIntyre, presented by the Society of Bluffton Artists: through Oct. 7, Society of Bluffton Artists Gallery, corner of Church and Calhoun streets, Old Town Bluffton. 843-757-6586. www.sobagallery.com

Camera Club of Hilton Head Island exhibit: through Oct. 20, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-686-6348. www.cchhi.net

"The View From My Window," featuring artist Ellen Long: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Oct. 27, The Beaufort Art Association, 913 Bay St., Beaufort. 843-986-2444

"God Bless America from Candace Lovely": through Oct. 31, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"Marsh Tacky: Now and Then": through Nov. 4, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767. www.coastaldiscovery.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

Marquita Willis Art Exhibit -- Skies The Limit: 3 p.m. Sept. 30, Beach Institute, 502 East Harris St., Savannah. Free. 912-234-8000, ext. 202. www.kingtisdell.org

Clay on Thursdays, with Trevor Foster: 10 a.m.-noon, 1:15-3:15 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. Oct. 11-Nov. 15, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $125 plus $25 per 25lbs of clay. 803-707-5961

"Expected the Unexpected -- An evening with Candace Lovely": 6-8 p.m. Oct. 11, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Bluffton. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org.

Meet and Greet the Rose Hill Artists: 2-4 p.m. Oct. 14, Rose Hill Plantation Clubhouse, Bluffton. 843-815-2270

Open studios and classes

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

Introduction to Microsoft Excel: 2-4 p.m. Oct. 16-18, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6503. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Using Your PC -- The Basics: 2-4 p.m. Oct. 22, 24, and 26, Bluffton Library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6503. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Decorative Painting and croissants," with Rhonda Smith: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 27, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $70. 843-379-2787

Call for artists

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

2013 Expecting Goodness Short Film Festival: A maximum of seven emerging and seven experienced filmmakers will be selected by a lottery on Oct. 29. Filmmakers will have four months to use a story as inspiration for a short film that will premiere and compete for awards March 23 in Spartanburg. Spartanbug nonprofits, Hub City Writers Project and HUB-BUB, created the festival in 2011. Registration deadline is Oct. 19. Register at www.expectinggoodness.com

Film

"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

"Afghanistan -- Defying Silence": 5:30 p.m. Oct. 9, Hilton Head library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6525

2012 Savannah Film Festival: Oct. 27-Nov. 3, downtown Savannah. $10-$5 per viewing. filmfest.scad.edu

Literary

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

Book signing with Janet Garrity, author of "Goin Down The River, Fish Camps of the Sea Islands" and Sherman Carmichael, author of "Legends and Lore of South Carolina": noon-3 p.m. Sept. 29, McIntosh Book Shop, 917 Bay St., Beaufort. 843-524-4119

Book signing with Sister Pamela Smith, author of "Salmos from South Bethlehem: An Advent Memoir,": 1-5 p.m. Oct. 4, Booksalicious, 14 Promenade St., Suite 304, Bluffton. www.booksaliciousbookstore.com

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

Book signing with Jack Gannon and Cyndi Williams Barnier, authors of "Murder in Twos and Threes": 1-4 p.m. Oct. 27, McIntosh Book Shoppe, 919 Bay Street, Beaufort. 843-524-1119

KIDS AND FAMILIES

Preschool storytime for kids ages 4-5: 10 a.m. Mondays and 1 p.m. Wednesdays, through Sept. 26, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Adult book club for ages 16 and up: 4:30 p.m. Oct. 16, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Wacky Wednesdays: 5 p.m. Wednesdays through October 31, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

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

Wacky Wednesdays: 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 28, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. 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. Mondays and 1 p.m. Wednesdays Oct. 1-31, 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. Mondays, Oct. 1-29, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Arabian Tales for ages 8-11: 4:30 p.m. Oct. 2, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. 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

"Our Great State! -- Art From and About South Carolina": 2-3:15 p.m. or 4-5:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 9-Nov. 27, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $105. 843-686-3945, ext. 233. www.artshhi.com/html/workshops.html

LEGO 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

"In the Sea There Are Crocodiles" teen book discussion: 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

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

Camp TLC, for ages 6-16: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 20, Sgt. Jasper Park, 1458 Red Dam Road, Hardeeville. Free. 843-706-2296. www.hospicecarelc.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

Haunted library: 6 p.m. Oct. 26, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. 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

"Moonlight Creature Feature," presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum 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

"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

Shrimp Trawling Expedition: 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 6, Oct. 20, Nov. 3, 10, 14. $40; $20 for children. 843-689-6767, ext 223

"Learn to Throw a Cast Net," presented by local angler Scott Moody: 3 p.m. 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

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

Hilton Head Audubon guided walks: 10 a.m. Thursdays Oct. 25-Nov. 15, Audubon Newhall Preserve, Palmetto Bay Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 651-491-1851

"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

FESTIVALS, CELEBRATIONS AND BENEFITS

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 through Nov. 4, River Road Neighborhood, Palmetto Bluff. $10. www.palmettobluffresort.com

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Benefit Evening: 5 p.m. Sept. 27, Saltus River Grill, 802 Bay St., Beaufort. A portion of proceeds from the evening's sales will be donated to cancer research. Reservations requested. 843-379-3474

Fourth annual Death by Chocolate event, sponsored by Girl Scouts of Eastern S.C.: 6-9 p.m. Sept. 27, Westin Hilton Head Island Resort, 2 Grasslawn Ave., Hilton Head Island. $40. 843-342-6932, 843-686-5434. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/255136

Friends of the Beaufort County Library Annual Fall book sale: Sept. 28-30, Waterfront Park, Bay Street, Beaufort. Free. 843-812-3574

Touchdown Tailgate Party: noon Sept. 28, The SHARE Senior Center, 6 Office Way, Suite 915, Hilton Head Island. $8. 843-785-6444

Fourth Annual Riley Run Fun Festival: 5-8 p.m. Sept. 28, M.C Riley, 172 Burnt Church Road, Bluffton. 843-837-3041

The Fred Astaire Dance Studio Trophy Ball Dance exhibition: 6-9 p.m. Sept. 28, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 1300 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. $15. 843-837-6161

Pancake breakfast: Benefits the Hilton Head Unanimity Lodge 418. 8-10 a.m. Sept. 29, Indigo Pines, 110 Gardner Drive, Hilton Head Island. $5. 843-342-3228

Hospice Care of the Lowcountry Memorial Picnic: noon-2 p.m. Sept. 29, Jarvis Creek Park, 100 Jarvis Park Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-706-2296. www.hospicecarelc.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

Team Roachito Concert: Benefits Chris Roach. 1 p.m.-2 a.m. Sept. 30, Remy's, 130 Arrow Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. www.remysbarandgrill.com

Rose Hill Mansion Wine Wednesday: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 3, Rose Hill Plantation, Bluffton. $35. 843-757-6046

"Set Sail with the Phil," fundraiser gala for the Savannah Philharmonic: 6 p.m. Oct. 4, The Ships of the Sea Museum's Garden, 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Savannah. $100-$250. 912-232-6002. www.savannahphilharmonic.org

Pearls to Pluff Mudd: To benefit Cross Schools. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 5, Hampton Hall Community Clubhouse, Hardeeville. $70. 843-706-2000. www.crossschools.org

Tybee Island Pirate Festival: Oct. 5-7, Tybee Pier and Pavillion, Tybee Island. $10-$15, free Oct. 7.tybeepiratefest.com

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

Fripp Audubon's Inaugural Fall Migration Celebration: Oct. 6-7, Hunting Island State Park Nature Center, 2555 Sea Island Parkway, Hunting Island. $25 online; $35 at the door. 843-441-2153. www.beaufortbarrierislandsiba.com

Girl Scouts recruitment fair: noon-2 p.m. Oct. 6, Low Country Presbyterian Church, 10 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton. 843-540-7001

St. Mark's Chapel Blessing of the Animals: 4 p.m. Oct. 7, St. Mark's Chapel, 11th St., Port Royal. 843-522-9948

Pancake breakfast: Benefits 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. $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. Noon-6 p.m. Oct. 13, Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $5; $5 for kid zone. 843-681-7273. www.islandreccenter.org

"Oysters by the Bay," hosted by Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation: Benefits Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation scholarship program. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 13, Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. $25. 843-525-8294. www.tcl.edu/oysters

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

Bluffton High School JROTC Booster Club Community yard sale: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 20, Bluffton High School, 12 H.E. McCracken Circle, Bluffton. $25 for one spot; $40 for two. 843-757-7812

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

Coastal Discovery Museum Fifth Anniversary at Honey Horn celebration: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 27, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767. www.coastaldiscovery.org

Legends of the Lowcountry featuring a tribute to Johnny Mercer, presented by the Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island and the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance: 6-9 p.m. Nov. 1, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort, 2 Grasslawn Ave., Hilton Head Island. $50. 843-686-4100. www.hiltonheadrotary.org

Bluffton International and Craft Beer Festival: 2-6 p.m. Nov. 3, Calhoun Street Promenade, 2 Calhoun St., Bluffton. $15 advance; $20 day of the event. 843-757-8520. www.blufftonbeerfest.com

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; $225. 866-706-6565. www.musictoyourmouth.com

Second annual Big Band Swing, presented by Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island: 6-10 p.m. Nov. 15, Hilton Head Island Westin Resort & Spa, 2 Grasslawn Ave., Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6612. www.vimclinic.org

BJ's Juke Joint -- Cassandra Gillens' Eighth Annual Holiday Sale: 4-8 p.m. Nov. 24, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. Free. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

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. Free. 843-705-5725. 843-304-1086

TOURNAMENTS, WALKS AND RACES

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 older; free for ages 12 and under. 843-836-7463. www.hamptonlake.com

Family Promise of Beaufort County Inaugural Golf Tournament: Benefits Family Promise mission to shelter homeless children and their families. 10 a.m. Sept. 29, Hilton Head National Golf Course, Bluffton. $88, includes green fees, cart, balls, lunch and prizes. www.familypromisebeaufortcountry.org

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. Oct. 6, Bay and Newcastle Streets, Beaufort. $10. www.downtownbeaufort.com

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

22nd annual Hargray Hilton Head Bridge Run: 8 a.m. Oct. 21, Crossings Park, 4 Haig Point Circle, Hilton Head Island. $25. 843-757-8520. www.bearfootsports.com

Light Up the Links for Hospice Care of the Lowcountry: 6-10:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Spanish Wells Club, 1 Brams Point Road, Hilton Head Island. $60 for golfers; $25 for dinner and party only. 843-706-2296. www.hospicecarelc.org

Bluffton Zombie Run: 5 p.m. Oct. 27, Calhoun Street Promenade, 2 Calhoun St., Bluffton.$25 for adults; $18 for children. 843-757-8520. www.bearfootsports.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

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

"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 Synergy 2012 Conference: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 27, The Officers' Club, Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort. $95. 843-522-0200

The Friends of Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry kick-off meeting, featuring James Edward Alexander, author of "Halfway Home from Kinderloo": 3 p.m. Sept. 27, Bluffton Library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. 843-815-6616. www.lowcountryliteracy.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

"That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back," featuring Thomas Friedman: 8 p.m. Oct. 2, Congregation Beth Yam, 4501 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. $10; $15 for nonmembers. 843-689-2178. www.bethyam.org

"Three Thousand Days and Nights," featuring Dr. Benjamin Farley: 10 a.m. Oct. 3, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 224

"Medicare and You": 2-4 p.m. Oct. 4-5, Hilton Head Branch Library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-715-0330

"America's Role in the World: What Does National Security Mean in the 21st Century?": 2 p.m. Oct. 5, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. Free. 843-255-6464. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/ocroc

"The National Security To-Do List for the Next President," presented by The World Affairs Council of Hilton Head, featuring former Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, P. J. Crowley: 10 a.m. Oct. 5, Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Registration required. 843-384-6758.

"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

"Endangered and Extinct Birds of the Lowcountry", featuring Carlos Chacon: 3 p.m. Oct. 11, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-689-3033. www.hiltonheadaudubon.org

"America's Role in the World: What Does National Security Mean in the 21st Century?": 2 p.m. Oct. 13, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-255-6464. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/ocroc

"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

"On Stage Alaska!": 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Holiday Inn Express, 35 Bluffton Road, Bluffton. Free. 843-815-3775

"America's Role in the World: What Does National Security Mean in the 21st Century?": 6 p.m. Oct. 22, Penn Center, Frissell Hall, 16 Penn Center Circle W., St. Helena Island. 843-255-6464. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/ocroc

"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

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

Hilton Head Island Beginner Bridge: 2 p.m. Mondays, 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

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

American Needlepoint Guild, Hilton Head Island chapter: 10 a.m., first Tuesday of the month through December, Country Club of Hilton Head, 70 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. babsy@hargray.com

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

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

FastTrackers Toastmasters Club: 7:45-8:45 a.m. Fridays, Palmetto Electric Community Room, 111 Mathews Drive, Hilton Head Island. 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

Hilton Head Island Partner Dance Society: Organizing for ballroom, Latin, swing, Argentine tango and more. 609-731-3024. hhipds@gmail.com

"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

Women's High Tea, featuring Barbara Temple, Ervena Faulker, Claudia Kennedy and Bobbie Rose: 3-5 p.m. Sept. 30, Beaufort Jasper Academy for Career Excellence, 80 Low Country Drive, Ridgeland. $10. 843-705-6379

Hilton Head Island Ski Club: 5 p.m. Sept. 30, South Carolina Yacht Club, 10 Yacht Club Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-821-4181. www.hiltonheadislandskiclub.com

Koean War Veterans Association: 11:30 a.m. Oct. 2, Traditions, Parris Island. 843-341-3073

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

The Opera Lovers of Hilton Head, featuring Bizet's Carmen: 1 p.m. Oct. 10, The Seabrook, 300 Woodhaven Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-715 2610

The Emily Geiger Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, featuring Kim Schmucher: 2 p.m. Oct. 11, Methodist Church, 101 Calhoun St., Bluffton. 843-705-3661

Lowcountry Christian Women's Connection luncheon: 11:30 a.m. Oct. 17, Hampton Hall Club House, 170 Hampton Hall Blvd., Bluffton. $24. 843-705-7950

"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

The Palmetto Quilt Guild, featuring Susan Brubaker Knapp: 1 p.m. Oct. 18, Christ Lutheran Church, 829 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $5. 843-757-2613. www.palmettoquiltguild.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

ETC.

AARP driver safety program courses: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 15, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $14 for materials; $12 for members. Register by Oct. 10. 843-705-5692

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