Calendar of Lowcountry Events ... Oct. 18 and beyond

calendar@islandpacket.comOctober 17, 2012 

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ARTS

Theater

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

"RED," presented by South Carolina Repertory Company: 8 p.m. Oct. 25-Nov. 11; 2 p.m. Sundays, South Carolina Repertory Company, 136B Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. $28 for seniors; $30 for adults; $15 for students/military. 843-342-2057. www.hiltonheadtheatre.com

"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

"25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee -- The Musical," presented by Hilton Head Preparatory School: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1-3, 2 p.m. Nov. 4, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Hilton Head Island High School, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. $20; $10 for students; $15 for ages 60 and older. 843-671-2286. www.hhprep.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

Dance

"The Nutcracker," presented by North Charleston Performing Arts Center: 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15; 3 p.m. Dec. 16, North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston. $30-$50. www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

Auditions

St. Luke's St. Cecilia Choir singers: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 21, St. Luke's Church, 50 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. Seeking girls ages 12-18. 843-422-0161

"Gypsy," presented by Sun City Hilton Head Community Theater: 1-4 p.m. Nov. 4, Pinckney Hall, Sun City Hilton Head. Young male and female actors wanted. Ages 9 to early 20s. Production dates are March 14-17. Be prepared to sing, dance and read something of your choice. 843-705-4831. wbmacneal@hargray.com

"Annie," presented by The May River Theatre Co.: 6-7:30 p.m. for ages 6-12; 7:30-9 p.m. for adults, Nov. 5 and 6, Bluffton Town Hall's Ulmer Auditorium, 20 Bridge St., Bluffton. Those auditioning should bring their own music and be prepared to sing at least 16 bars. Children should be prepared for a dance tryout. The production also calls for a well-behaved sandy-haired dog that responds well to its owner's commands and directions. "Annie" will open Feb. 8 for nine performances over three weekends. 843-837-7798

Music

"Music on the Harbour Fall Concert Series," presented by Shelter Cove Harbour: 6-9 p.m. Thursdays through October. Live entertainment from local bands. 843-785-6424

"Friday Organ Concerts at Noon," featuring Dr. Adrienne Olson, organist and director of music at Grace Episcopal Church in Chattanooga, Tenn.: noon Oct. 19, The Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church St., Beaufort. Free. www.sthelenas1712.org

"Celebrate America," presented by Savannah Philharmonic: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. $16-$65. 912-525-0550. www.savannahphilharmonic.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

Bluffton Benefit Concert, presented by The Stardust Orchestra: 4 p.m. Oct. 21, Bluffton United Methodist Church, 101 Calhoun St., Bluffton. Free. 843-757-3351. www.blufftonumc.org

"New Beginnings," presented by Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra: 4 p.m. Oct. 21 and 8 p.m. Oct. 22, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $20-$45. 843-842-2055. www.hhso.org.

"Friday Organ Concerts at Noon," featuring Anne Marcure, retired director of music ministries at St. Stephen's Parish in Pittsfield, Mass.: noon Oct. 26, The Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church St., Beaufort. Free. www.sthelenas1712.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

The MLK Gospel Choir: 5 p.m. Oct. 27, Allen Chapel AME Church, 16 Shelter Church Road, Beaufort. Free. 843-846-8022.

Promise Trio Concert -- Live Southern Gospel Music: 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 27, First Christian Church, 102 Savannah Highway, Beaufort. Free. 843-812-5783

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

"Friday Organ Concerts at Noon," featuring Andrew Hayler: noon Nov. 2, The Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church St., Beaufort. Free. www.sthelenas1712.org

USCB Festival Series opening concert: 5-7 p.m. Nov. 4, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $40 and up. 843-208-8246. www.uscb.edu/festivalseries

"Giving What it Takes": 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-3696. www.fpchhi.org

An Evening of Songs and Praise, featuring Scott Allen Gibbs: 6 p.m. Nov. 10, St. Paul Baptist Church, 22 St. Paul Church Road, Beaufort. Free. 843-846-2760

"A Salute to America's Heroes" - U.S. Naval Academy Men's Glee Club: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-3696. www.fpchhi.org

"Friday Organ Concerts at Noon," featuring Dr. David Eaton, a member of the music faculty at the University of Texas at San Antonio: noon Nov. 16, The Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church St., Beaufort. Free. www.sthelenas1712.org.

Christmas Cabaret, classics with Terry Herron, Jenny Zmarzly, Priscilla Williams and Eric Jones: 8 p.m. Dec. 7, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $17; $12 for students; $7 for children 12 and younger; $12 for groups of 10 or more. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"'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 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

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

"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

"Speaking Figuratively," featuring Mary B. Kelly and Marilyn Dizikes: through Nov. 17, Society of Bluffton Artists, corner of Church and Calhoun streets, Bluffton. 843-757-6586. www.sobagallery.com

Fine Art Collection and Home Tour: Benefits Family Promise of Beaufort County. 2-5 p.m. Oct. 20, Rose Hill, Bluffton. $50. 843-815-4211. www.familypromisebeaufortcounty.org

Downtown Beaufort Fall Art Walk, presented by the Guild of Galleries: 5-7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, participating galleries on Bay, Charles and Carteret streets, Beaufort.

Artists of Indigo Run: Oct. 22-Dec. 1, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-342-2271

Artists of Sea Pines exhibit: Opening reception is 5-7 p.m. Oct. 24, Community Services Association, 175 Greenwood Drive, Sea Pines. Exhibit runs through Jan. 9. 843-363-6961

DragonBoat Beaufort's Dragonheart art auction party: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 24, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. 843-522-0200

"CARscapes -- Three Artists Drawn to Style and Speed": Opening reception is 5-7 p.m. Oct. 25, Walter Greer Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Exhibit runs from Oct. 22-Nov. 6. 843-681-2399. www.artleaguehhi.org

Jane Seymour exhibit: 6-9 p.m. Oct. 26, Karis Art Gallery, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-5100

Palmetto Bluff Public Art Show, featuring Cynthia Knott, Elizabeth Pollie and Mark Horton, presented by Palmetto Bluff Arts Commission: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 27, Palmetto Bluff, 476 Mount Pelia Road, Bluffton. lorri.hunter@aubergeresorts.com

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

Concours d'Elegance Poster exhibition and champagne cocktail reception: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31, Picture This Gallery, Cypress Square, 78D Arrow Road, Hilton Head Island. $10. 843-842-5299. www.picturethishiltonhead.com

"Out of the Box," featuring Gay Torrey and Pat Kelly: 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 2, Beaufort Art Association Gallery, 913 Bay St., Beaufort. 843-521-4444. www.beaufortartassociation.com

"Sculpture for Your Garden," featuring Stephen Kishel: 6-8 p.m. Nov. 2, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. Free. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"GOT ART!": Public preview Nov. 8-10, Nov. 11, Walter Greer Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $100. 843-681-2399. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Sculpture for Your Walls," featuring Stephen Kishel: 6-8 p.m. Nov. 23, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. Free. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Open studios and classes

"Flat Spiral Bracelet," with Lydia Chojnacki: 1-5 p.m. Oct. 18, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $40 for members; $47 for non-members. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Winter Landscapes in Oil or Acrylics," with Dennis Lake: 9 a.m.-noon Mondays, Oct. 22-Dec. 3 (no class Nov. 19), Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $180 for members; $210 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

Palmetto Bluff Artist in Residence Three-Day Landscape Painting Workshop, with Mark Horton and Elizabeth Pollie: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 23-25, Palmetto Bluff, 476 Mount Pelia Road, Bluffton. $450. lorri.hunter@aubergeresorts.com

"Color Theory 1 -- How Shadows Work," with Alexandra Sharma: 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 23, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $30 for members; $35 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Mirror Reflection Bracelet," with Lydia Chojnacki: 1-4 p.m. Oct. 25, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $80 for members; $100 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Let's Be Creative," with Addison Palmer: 9-4 p.m. Oct. 27, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $60 for members; $70 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.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

"The Art of Seeing--a Fall Photography Workshop," with Marci Tressel and Valerie Loiret: 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 29, 31, Nov. 1 and 5, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $200 for members; $225 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Color Theory 2 -- Colors of the Changing Seasons," with Alexandra Sharma: 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 30, Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $30 for members; $35 for non-members. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Any Painting Can Be Fixed" with Mary Kelly: 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. Nov. 2, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $30 for members; $35 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Basketry Combinations and Continuations," with Kim Keats: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 6-Dec. 4, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $55 for the series; $15 a class. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

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

Call for artists

The Art League of Hilton Head: Seeking artists for its annual juried Fine Art Craft Guild and Holiday Show. Entry deadline is Oct. 18. 843-681-2399. www.artleaguehhi.org

2013 Expecting Goodness Short Film Festival: Writers and their stories will be connected with filmmakers across South Carolina to create original short films. Seven emerging and seven experienced filmmakers will be selected by a lottery 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. Registration deadline is Oct. 19. Register at www.expectinggoodness.com.

"Arts Alive" Winter Art Show, presented by Lowcountry Community Church: Entries wanted. Open art theme. No entry fee. Application deadline is Oct. 21. Art show opens Nov. 4. 843-836-1101. www.lowcountrycc.org

Film

"Live at the MET: Otello": 12:55 p.m., Oct. 27, Cinemark Theatre, 106 Buckwalter Parkway, Bluffton. $24; $22 for seniors; $16 for children. 843-706-2888. www.cinemark.com

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

Literary

Book signing with Janet Garrity, author of "Goin' Down the River, Fish Camps of the Sea Islands": 11 a.m. Oct. 20, Nuances, 703 Paris Ave., Port Royal. 843-470-1110. www.garrity.com

Book signing with Janet Garrity, author of "Goin' Down the River, Fish Camps of the Sea Islands": 11 a.m. Oct. 21, Lowcountry Produce Market and Cafe, 302 Carteret St., Beaufort. 843-322-1900

"Travel Right ... Travel Write: How to Be a Travel Writer": 6-8 p.m. Oct. 22-Nov. 26, 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. Oct. 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. Oct. 25; Nov. 8. 843-597-3910

Book signing with Pat Branning, author of the cookbook "Shrimp, Collards and Grits": 1-4 p.m. Oct. 26, McIntosh Book Shoppe, 919 Bay St., Beaufort. 843-524-1119

Book signing with Jim Strickland, author of "Coming Home -- The Southern Vernacular House book signing with Historical Concepts": 3 p.m. Oct. 26, Verdier House, 801 Bay St., Beaufort. Free. 404-574-2900. www.historicalconcepts.com

Book signing with Janet Garrity, author of "Goin' Down the River, Fish Camps of the Sea Islands": Noon-6 p.m. Oct. 27, Habersham, Marketplace Square, Beaufort. 843-522-1686. www.garrity.com

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 St., Beaufort. 843-524-1119

KIDS AND FAMILIES

Wee Read stories, for kids up to age 3: 11 a.m. Mondays through Oct. 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 through Oct. 31, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Wacky Wednesdays: 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 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

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

Parents 411 Program -- Police/Fingerprinting: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 19, The Sandbox, 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $7. 843-842-7645

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

"Drawing and Painting Studio for ages 5-12," featuring Cristofer Gutierrez: 10 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, Oct. 20, Nov. 3 and 10, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $20 fee, plus $3 supplies fee a session. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.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

Parents 411 Program -- Trick or Treating Safety Tips: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 26, The Sandbox, 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $7. 843-842-7645

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

"Spookalicious" Halloween Festivities: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 27, The Sandbox Interactive Children's Museum, 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $5. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.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

"Parents 411 Program -- Safety-Car Safety": 10:30 a.m. Nov. 2, The Sandbox, 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $7. 843-842-7645

"Weaving Arts in the Afternoon," with Kim Keats for ages 8-16: 4-5:30 p.m. Nov. 6-8 and Nov. 13-15, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $55 for all six classes. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Disney On Ice: 7 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9; 10:30 a.m. Nov. 9; 11 a.m., 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10; 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. Nov. 11, North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston. $40-$16. 843-529-5050. www.coliseumpac.com

"Parents 411 Program -- Supportive Design in Planning Baby's Space": 10:30 a.m. Nov. 9, The Sandbox, 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $7. 843-842-7645

"Parents 411 Program -- Creating A Language Rich Environment": 10:30 a.m. Nov. 16, The Sandbox, 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $7. 843-842-7645

"Moonlight Creature Feature," for ages 7-10, presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum: 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

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

OUTDOORS/WILDLIFE

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

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

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

Eighth Annual Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival: through Oct. 21, Old Town Bluffton. www.blufftonartsandseafoodfestival.com

Palates for Preservation: Benefits Historic Beaufort Foundation restoration project. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Paninis, 926 Bay St., Beaufort. $80. 843-379-3331

Annual "Yard" Sale: Benefits The American Heart Association: 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 20, South Carolina Bank and Trust parking lot, 1036 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $20 for a table/space. 843-341-7038. www.scbtonline.com

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

Spring Island Trust Fall Native plant sale: Benefits the Spring Island Trust. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 20, Mobley Oaks Baseball Field, Spring Island, Okatie. www.springislandtrust.org

Southern Ground Music and Food Festival featuring Zac Brown Band: noon Oct. 20 and 21, Blackbaud Stadium, 1990 Daniel Island Drive, Daniel Island. $67.50-$79.50 for a one-day pass; $109-$139 for a two-day pass. www.southerngroundfestival.com

"A Ride for Bob," sponsored by the U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club and Cubes for the Cure: 1-5 p.m. Oct. 20, Carolina Wings and Rib House, 1714 Ribaut Road, Port Royal. 843-252-2545

10th annual Pirates of Port Royal Festival of the Sea: Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 20, Paris Avenue, Port Royal. Free. www.oldvillageportroyal.com

Fine Art Collection and Home Tour: Benefits Family Promise of Beaufort County. 2-5 p.m. Oct. 20, Rose Hill, Bluffton. $50. 843-815-4211. www.familypromisebeaufortcounty.org

Inaugural 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

"Eat to Beat Multiple Sclerosis": 5-9 p.m. Oct. 24, Jim N Nicks, 872 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. Ten percent of each diner's check will be donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to support continued research and patient services. 843-298-4081

Lunch by the River, featuring Janet Garrity, author of "Goin' Down the River, Fish Camps of the Sea Islands": Benefits Friends of Hunting Island. 11:30 a.m. Oct. 25, Sweetgrass Restaurant and Bar, 100 Marina Drive, Dataw Island. $25. 843-838-2151

"Evening of Magic": 8 p.m. Oct. 25, Sea Pines Community Center, 79 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. $8. 843-342-3008

Coastal Discovery Museum's 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

Fall festival, presented by Indian Hill Baptist Church: Noon-3 p.m. Oct. 27, Indian Hill Baptist Church, 389 Fording Island Road, Okatie. 843-757-2603

Fourth annual Habersham Harvest Festival: Noon-6 p.m. Oct. 27, Habersham Marketplace, 13 Market St., Beaufort. www.habershamharvestfestival.com

Red Dam Baptist Church Fall Festival: 5-8 p.m. Oct. 27, Red Dam Baptist Church, 488 Red Dam Church Road, Hardeeville. Free. 843-784-6083. www.reddambaptistchurch.org

A Night at the Juke Joint, Dance to DJ Joe Green: Benefits the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island. 6:30-11 p.m. Oct. 27, Simmons Fish Camp, 11 Simmons Road, Hilton Head Island. $25. 843-681-3254. www.gullahmuseumhhi.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

The Parish Church of St. Helena Fall Bazaar: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 3, The Parish Church of St. Helena's Parish House, 507 Newcastle St., Beaufort. Free. 843-522-1712. www.sthelenas1712.org.

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

Community Remembrance Gathering, presented by Hospice Care of America: 2 p.m. Nov. 9, Sgt. Jasper Park, 1458 Red Dam Road, Hardeeville. 843-785-5901. www.medicalservicesofamerica.com

The Phlip Phlop Phlockers: 2 p.m. Nov. 10, 9 Promenade, Bluffton. $20. www.phlockers.com

Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce's Lowcountry Boil and BBQ: 5-8 p.m. Nov. 10, Oyster Factory Park, Wharf Street, Bluffton. $25 in advance; $30 at the door; $10 for children; free for kids 5 and younger. 843-757-1010. www.blufftonchamberofcommerce.org

Fifth annual "A Taste of Waddell": 3-7 p.m. Nov. 11, Waddell Mariculture Center, 211 Sawmill Creek Road, Bluffton. $30. 843-785-4106. www.friendsofwaddell.org

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 Gala: Benefits 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

Bark in the Park: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17, Calhoun Promenade, Bluffton. 843-338-1610

Razzle Dazzle fundraiser: Benefits Area 8 Special Olympics. 6-9 p.m. Nov. 17, Golf Club at Indigo Run, 101 Berwick Drive, Hilton Head Island. $35. 843-757-2293. www.so-sc.org

14th annual Oyster Roast, presented by the Zonta Club of Beaufort: 6-9 p.m. Nov. 17, Live Oaks Park, Port Royal. $20 in advance; $25 at the door; free for children 12 and younger. 843-524-7900

Community Thanksgiving dinner: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 22, Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks, 1 Hudson Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-505-1370. www.communitythanksgiving.com

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

Oyster roast, presented by Bluffton Oyster Co.: 5-8 p.m. Dec. 14, Bluffton Oyster Co. Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton. 843-757-4010

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

"Evening Under the Oaks," to benefit Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton: 6 p.m. March 9, Belfair Clubhouse, Bluffton. $175. 843-379-5430. www.bgclowcountry.org

HALLOWEEN

Exchange Club of Beaufort 20th annual Ghost Tours: Benefits the Child Abuse Prevention Association. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19-21, 26-28. Carriage tours, 1006 Bay St., Beaufort. Walking tours, 611 Bay St., Beaufort. Carriage tours are $20 for adults; $10 for children 3-11, Walking tours are $12 all ages. 843.524-4678. www.exchangeclubofbeaufort.org

Pumpkin Patch: Benefits the Children's Program. Through Oct. 31, Providence Presbyterian Church, 171 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. jenniferhhi@hotmail.com. www.causegodjoy.com

Enchanted Forest Party for ages 3-7: 5-7:30 p.m. Oct. 18-20, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $5 in costume; $7 no costume. 843-681-3575

Haunted House, presented by The Hilton Head Firefighters Association: Benefits local charities. 7 p.m. Oct. 19-20, 23-27, 30, Pineland Station, Hilton Head Island. $7; $5 for children. 843-290-7992

Trick or Treat in Downtown Beaufort: 4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 25, Bay, Scott, West, Port Republic and Carteret streets, Beaufort. Free. 843-525-6644. www.downtownbeaufort.com

Haunted House, presented by Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services: 7 p.m. Oct. 25-30, Buckwalter Regional Park, 905 Buckwalter Parkway, Bluffton. $5 for ages 13 and up; $3 for kids 12 and younger. 843-255-6710. www.bcgov.net/PALS

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

"Spookalicious" Halloween Festivities: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 27, The Sandbox Interactive Children's Museum, 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $5. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

Second annual Halloween Carnival, presented by Beaufort County Parks & Leisure Services: 1-5 p.m. Oct. 27, Buckwalter Regional Park, 905 Buckwalter Parkway, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6710. www.bcgov.net/PALS

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

"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

Providence Presbyterian Fall Festival: Benefits the Children's Program. 12:15-3 p.m. Oct. 28, Providence Presbyterian Church, 171 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. jenniferhhi@hotmail.com. www.causegodjoy.com

VETERANS DAY

"Giving What it Takes": 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-3696. www.fpchhi.org

"A Salute to America's Heroes" - U.S. Naval Academy Men's Glee Club: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-3696. www.fpchhi.org

THANKSGIVING

Community Thanksgiving dinner: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 22, Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks, 1 Hudson Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-505-1370. www.communitythanksgiving.com

CHRISTMAS

Christmas Cabaret, classics with Terry Herron, Jenny Zmarzly, Priscilla Williams and Eric Jones: 8 p.m. Dec. 7, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $17; $12 for students; $7 for children 12 and younger; $12 for groups of 10 or more. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"'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

"The Nutcracker," presented by North Charleston Performing Arts Center: 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15; 3 p.m. Dec. 16, North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston. $30-$50. www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

"Joyeux Noel," sounds of Christmas 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

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

American Cancer Society's "Bark for Life" walk: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 20, Habersham Marketplace, 13 Market St., Beaufort. Registration is at 9 a.m. 843-592-0752. www.relayforlife.org/barkbeaufortsc

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

Hilton Head Island/Bluffton Out of the Darkness Walk: Noon-4 p.m. Oct. 21, Jarvis Creek Park, Hilton Head Island. www.outofthedarkness.org

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

PUTT for PAL: Benefits Palmetto Animal League. Noon Dec. 3, Belfair Plantation Fazio West Course, Bluffton. $150. 843-815-3011. www.palgolf.golfreg.com

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

"Living Long and Loving It," presented by The Seabrook: 9:30 a.m. Oct. 18, Nov. 14, Nov. 28, The Seabrook, 300 Woodhaven Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-3747

Depression and Anxiety lecture: 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 18, St. Andrew's Hall, 222 Pinckney Colony Road, Bluffton. 843-705-5591

Parkinson's Disease lecture, featuring Dr. Steve Takacs and Shelly Hudson: 1-4:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Unitarian Universalist Church, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. Free. 843-505-0175

Holiday fashion show and lunch: Benefits Hospice Care of the Lowcountry. 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Nov. 7, Port Royal Clubhouse, 10 Clubhouse Drive, Hilton Head Island. $35. 843-706-2296. www.hospicecarelc.org

Blood drive, sponsored by Rainbow International: 2-5 p.m. Nov. 8, Rainbow International, 322 Spanish Wells Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-422-7360

"Improving Brain Function": 9:30 a.m. Nov. 14, The Seabrook, 300 Woodhaven Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-3747

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

"Can We Talk -- How Creativity and Communication Bring Hope to a Polarized Society," presented by First Presbyterian Church: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 31, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-3696. www.fpchhi.org

"The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middle East," presented by Dr. Marc Lynch, associate professor of political science and international affairs at The George Washington University and director of the Institute for Middle East Studies and of the Project on Middle East Political Science: 10-11:45 a.m. Oct. 19, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $15; $10 for guests of World Affairs Council members. Reservations required. 843-384-6758. www.wachh.org

Verdier House lecture and dinner, "The Curious Mister Catesby": 5:30 p.m. Oct. 22, Verdier House, 801 Bay St., Beaufort. $15 for members; $20 for nonmembers; $25 for member couples; $30 for nonmember couples; $19 dinner for attendees of the lecture. Dinner to follow at Saltus River Grill across the street. 843-379-3331

"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

"Life Behind the Lines," featuring Dr. Bradley H. Davis, US. Navy flight surgeon: 2 p.m. Oct. 23, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6464

"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

Historic Port Royal Foundation 2012/2013 Speaker Series, featuring local author Thomas D. Wilson: 6 p.m. Oct. 25, The Historic Union Church, 1004 11th St., Port Royal. $10. 843-522-9923. www.portroyalhistory.org

"Gullah Cultural Legacies," presented by Dr. Emory Campbell, president of Gullah Heritage Consulting Services, part of the University of South Carolina Beaufort lecture series: 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Sonesta Resort, 130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-208-8320. www.uscbhmce@uscb.edu

"The Migratory Birds of Winter": 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. Free. 843-255-6458. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Faith Wars 2012: Atheism as a Spiritual Path," with the Rev. Pat Jobe: 10 a.m. Nov. 4, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcounty, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. Free. 843-837-3330. www.uulowcountry.org

"Escape from the Usual Sources": 1:30-3:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Heritage Library History and Genealogy Center, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $20; $20 for nonmembers. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org

"Welcome to the World! Hilton Head Island from 1950-2012": 1:30-3 p.m. Nov. 8, Nov. 20, Heritage Library History and Genealogy Center, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $8; $10 nonmembers; $12 for couples-members; $15 for nonmember couples. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org

"Is the Golden Rule Dead,?" with the Rev. Dick Hood: 10 a.m. Nov. 11, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcounty, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. Free. 843-837-3330. www.uulowcountry.org

"The Imperative of Leadership," with Army Reserve Maj. Gen. Jeffrey E. Phillips: 6 p.m. Nov. 12, Armstrong Atlantic State University, The Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St., Savannah. Free. 912-344-2541

"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

"Improving Brain Function": 9:30 a.m. Nov. 14, The Seabrook, 300 Woodhaven Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-3747

"Create Great Gifts": 1:30-3:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $20; $20 for nonmembers. 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

"Post Election Realities," with the Rev. Manuel Holland: 10 a.m. Nov. 18, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcounty, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. Free. 843-837-3330. www.uulowcountry.org

"Albert Schweitzer's Reverence for Life," with Rev. Lynne Garner: 10 a.m. Nov. 25, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcounty, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. Free. 843-837-3330. www.uulowcountry.org

"The Many Faces of Retirement and Aging": 9:30 a.m. Nov. 28, The Seabrook, 300 Woodhaven Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-3747

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

Beaufort Christan Women's Connection meeting: 11:30 a.m. Oct. 18, Hilton Garden Inn, 205 Boundary St., Beaufort. $13. 843-838-7627

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

Business After Hours Hop: 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 18, Anglers Beach Market Grill, Flatbread Grill and Daniels Restaurant and Lounge, Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-3673

The Sea Island Quilters: 6 p.m. Oct. 18, Praise Assembly, 800 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. 843-846-9225

Beaufort County Republican meeting: 7 p.m. Oct. 18, Golden Corral, 1196 Fording Island Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-341-3300

The Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, Lowcountry Chapter luncheon meeting, featuring Nancy Burke: 11:30 a.m. Oct. 22, Olive Garden, Tanger 1, Fording Island Road, Bluffton. 843-705-1019

The Beaufort Branch of the American Association of University Women, featuring Jill Briggs, executive vice president of the United Way of the Lowcountry: 6 p.m. Oct. 23, Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. 843-522-2796

Camera Club of Hilton Head Island, featuring Bob Ovelman: 7 p.m. Oct. 23, All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. Free. www.cchhi.net

"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

Jasper/Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Social: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Hilton Head Lakes, Hardeeville. 843-726-8126

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

The Beaufort Republican Women's Club, featuring Tim Scott Tim Scott, U.S. Congressman: 9:30 a.m. Oct. 27, Berry Island, 1 Merchants Lane, Beaufort. $17. 843-338-1824

Lowcountry Young Democrats: 11 a.m. Oct. 27, Buffalo Wings, 121 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort. 843-597-2482

"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

Beaufort Chapter No. 229 of Therapy Dogs International therapy dog test: 10 a.m. Nov. 3, Bay View Manor, 11 S. Todd Drive, Beaufort. 843-522-2073

Public Meeting for Friends of Bluffton dog parks: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-338-1610. www.blufftonbarkpark.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.

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

AARP driver safety program course: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 27, Sun City Hilton Head. $14 for materials; $12 for members. 843-705-5692

Palmetto Animal League Vaccine and Microchip Clinic: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 27, Palmetto Animal League Adoption Center, 56 Riverwalk Blvd., Okatie. $20 microchip; $12 distemper; $6 vaccines. 843-645-1725. www.palmettoanimalleague.org

AARP driver safety program course: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 3, Beaufort Jasper Water and Sewer Authority, Okatie. $14 for materials; $12 for members. 843-846-8578

AARP driver safety program course: 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Nov. 10, Sun City Hilton Head. $14 for materials; $12 for members. 843-705-5692

AARP driver safety program course: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Nov. 17, at Sun City Hilton Head. $14 for materials; $12 for members. 843-705-5692

AARP driver safety program course: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 24, Beaufort Parks and Leisure. $14 for materials; $12 for members. 843-846-8578

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