Calendar of Lowcountry Events ... Oct. 25 and beyond

calendar@islandpacket.comOctober 24, 2012 

"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

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Theater

"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

"An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein," presented by The USCB Roges & Vacaboundes: 8 p.m. Nov. 1-3, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $8; $5 for students. 843-521-4156

"The Misanthrope," presented by Palmetto Theater Xperiment: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8-10 and Nov. 15-17; 3 p.m. Nov. 11 and Nov. 18, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $17; $12 for students; $7 for children; $12 for groups. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Auditions

"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 (girls only); 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

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

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 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

"Music that Moves the Soul," presented by The Sandlapper Singers: 8 p.m. Oct. 26, Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady's Island Drive, Beaufort. 843-525-0696

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

Princeton University Wildcats Concert: 11 a.m. Nov. 1, All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-8333. www.allsaints-hhi.org

A Musical Tribute to Johnny Mercer, featuring The Savannah Jazz Orchestra, Priscilla Williams and The Vocal Jazz Project: 6-9 p.m. Nov. 1, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort, 2 Grasslawn Ave., Hilton Head Island. $50. 843-686-4100

"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

Pickin by the River: noon-5:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Beaufort Waterfront Park, Beaufort. Free. 843-379-9084

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

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," featuring the 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

"The View from My Window," featuring artist Ellen Long: through Oct. 27, Beaufort Art Association Gallery, 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

"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

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

Artists of Sea Pines exhibit: through Jan. 9, Community Services Association, 175 Greenwood Drive, Sea Pines. 843-363-6961

"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, 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

Mobiles: Sculpture for your Ceilings with Stephen Kishel: 6-8 p.m. Dec. 14, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. Free. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Open studios and classes

"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 nonmembers. 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

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

"The Avengers," presented by Beaufort libary's Saturday Movie Series: 2 p.m. Nov. 10, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. Free. 843-255-6458. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Literary

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

USCB Lunch With Author Series, featuring Claire Cook, author of "Must Love Dogs": noon Nov. 7, Dataw Island Club Carolina Room, 100 Dataw Club Road, Beaufort. $42. 843-521-4147. www.uscb.edu/lunchwithauthor

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

Beaufort Library Book Club, featuring "A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty," by Joshilyn Jackson: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. Free. 843-255-6443. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

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

"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

Family Fun Night - Military Night: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 2, The Sandbox Children's Museum, 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

"Drawing and Painting Studio for ages 5-12," featuring Cristofer Gutierrez: 10 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, 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

"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's "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

"Fused Glass -- Exploring Glass as Art," with Greg Rawls, for ages 12-16: 4-5:30 p.m. Dec. 4-6 and Dec. 11-13, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $50 for all six classes. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"Ornament Creations," with Jean Norton-Torjussen, for ages 6-9: 4-5:30 p.m. Dec. 4-6 and Dec. 11-13, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $50 for all six classes. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Ongoing events

The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $6. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

Coastal Discovery Museum: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767. www.coastaldiscovery.org

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

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

Shrimp Trawling Expedition: 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 3, 10, 14. $40; $20 for children. 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

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

Jasper Animal Rescue Mission fundraiser: Oct. 26-28, Ruby Tuesdays, 346 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort. Twenty percent of patrons' bills will go to JARM. 843-290-8603

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

Corn Hole 4 the Cure tournament: Benefits Breast Cancer Awareness. Noon Oct. 27, The Tiki Hut at The Beach House, 1 South Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. Rbaggott@hihiltonhead.com

Indian Hill Baptist Church Fall Festival: 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. Free. www.habershamharvestfestival.com

Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival: noon-6 p.m. Oct. 27, Hunting Island Nature Center, 2555 Sea Island Parkway, Hunting Island. Free. Dinners are $10. 843-838-1171. www.gullahgeecheenation.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

Savannah Food Festival: 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Oct. 28, Daffin Park, 1500 E. Victory Drive, Savannah. 912-480-4345

24th annual The Shalom Y'all Jewish Food festival: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 28, Forsyth Park, Savannah. Free. www.mickveisrael.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. $20 day of the event; $15 in advance. 843-757-8520. www.blufftonbeerfest.com

"EC's Got Talent," presented by EC Montessori School: 4 p.m. Nov. 3, The Shed, 809 Paris Ave., Port Royal. In advance: $5 or $3 for children younger than 6; at the door: $7 or $5 for children younger than 6. 843-525-1141

16th annual Family Oyster Roast: 6 p.m. Nov. 3, Live Oaks Park, Port Royal. $30; $25 in advance; free for children 10 and younger. 843-812-2921

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

SCBT Hilton Head Oyster Festival: Benefits the Hilton Head Island Recreation Center's Children's Scholarship Fund: 5-8 p.m. Nov. 9; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 10-11, Shelter Cove Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $5. 843-681-7273. www.islandreccenter.org

Third annual Hampton Lake craft fair: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 10, Hampton Lake, 20 Hampton Lake Drive, Bluffton. Free. 843-836-7463

The Herb Society of Hilton Head Island fall sale: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 10, Pineland Station, Hilton Head Island. 843-682-3839

The Old Town Bluffton Poker Stroll, presented by The Phlip Phlop Phlockers Parrot Head Club: Benefits Bluffton Self Help. 2 p.m. Nov. 10, participating locations in Old Town Bluffton. $20. Register at 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

A Salute to America's Heroes concert by 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

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. $150. 843-689-6612. www.vimclinic.org

Fourth annual Bark in the Park: Benefits Friends of Bluffton Dog Parks. 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

An Old World Christmas Gala: Benefits the Bluffton Historical Preservation Society. 6-10 p.m. Dec. 7, Colcock-Teel House, 46 Colcock St, Bluffton. $50. 843-757-6293. www.heywardhouse.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

"Cooks & Books": Benefits Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 3, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, 2 Grasslawn Ave., Hilton Head Island. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. 843-815-6616. www.lowcountryliteracy.org

"Evening Under the Oaks": 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. 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

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 The Hilton Head Firefighters Association: Benefits local charities. 7 p.m. Oct. 25-27 and Oct. 30, Pineland Station, Hilton Head Island. $7; $5 for children. 843-290-7992

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 older; $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

Haunted Wagon Ride: 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 26-27, Sea Pines Forest Preserve, Hilton Head Island. $15; $10 for children. 843-842-1979

"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 Hayride: 1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Oct. 27-28, Sea Pines Forest Preserve, Hilton Head Island. $15; $10 for children. 843-842-1979

Second annual Halloween Carnival, presented by Beaufort County Parks and 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 Party, presented by The Dry Dock: 7-11 p.m. Oct. 27, The Dry Dock, 21 Office Park Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-9775

Ghouls Night Out Halloween Bash: 8 p.m. Oct. 27, XO Lounge, Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort, 23 Ocean Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-341-8080. www.xohhi.com

Halloween Party, hosted by the Hilton Head Humane Association: noon-2 p.m. Oct. 28, Hilton Head Humane Association, 10 Humane Way, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8686. www.hhhumane.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

Trick-or-Treat event, presented by Tanger Outlets: 1-3 p.m. Oct. 28, Tanger Outlet Center, 1414 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. www.tangeroutlet.com

Halloween on the Harbour: 3:30-5 p.m. Oct. 28, The Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979

"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

VETERANS DAY

"Giving What it Takes" Veterans Day presentation, featuring Clebe McClary: 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," featuring the 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

Turkey Shoot: 7 a.m. Nov. 17, Parris Island Rod and Gun Club Range, Malecon Drive & Vieques Road, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island. $2 per shot. 843-812-1984. www.pirodandgunclub.org

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

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

"Ornament Creations," with Jean Norton-Torjussen, for ages 6-9: 4-5:30 p.m. Dec. 4-6 and Dec. 11-13, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $50 for all six classes. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

An Old World Christmas Gala: Benefits the Bluffton Historical Preservation Society. 6-10 p.m. Dec. 7, Colcock-Teel House, 46 Colcock St, Bluffton. $50. 843-757-6293. www.heywardhouse.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

"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

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

Alzheimer's Family Services of Greater Beaufort support group meetings: 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, mixed gender support group; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Second and fourth Mondays, men's support group, Helena House, 1624 Paris Ave., Port Royal. 843-982-0233

"Cultivate Your Caring Presence with Healing Touch": 10:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 27, Herban Marketplace, 1211 Newcastle Road, Beaufort. 843-379-5550

"Sexual Health After Menopause" seminar: noon-1 p.m. Nov. 1, Bluffton-Okatie Outpatient Center, 40 Okatie Center Blvd., Okatie. 877-582-2737

"Healing for the Holidays" bereavement group: 3-4:30 p.m. Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29 and Dec. 6, TidePointe Club House, 700 TidePointe Way, Hilton Head Island. 843-301-0685

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

Community Remembrance gathering: 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Sgt. Jasper County Park, 1458 Red Dam Road, Hardeeville. 843-301-0685

"2012 Diabetes University: Take Charge of Your Diabetes,": 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 10, Coastal Carolina Hospital, 1000 Medical Center Drive, Hardeeville. 843-784-8142

"Healing for the Holdays" one-day grief workshop: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 13, S.H.A.R.E Senior Center, 6 Office Way Suite 915, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-785-6444

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

"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

"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

"Why are we Birdwatchers?," presented by Fripp Audubon: 6 p.m. Oct. 25, Fripp Island Community Centre, 205 Tarpon Blvd., Fripp Island. Free. 843-441-2153. www.islc.net/audubon/

"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.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

"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

Parkinson's Support Group of the Lowcountry: 1:30-3 p.m. Nov. 1, Helena House, 1624 Paris Ave., Port Royal. Free. 843-982-0233

"No Exit: The Future of the U.S.-Pakistan Relationship," presented by Dr. Daniel Markey: 10 a.m. Nov. 2, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $10 for World Affairs Council members; $15 for others. 843-384-6758. www.wachh.org

Pathways Connect Parents meeting: 12:30-1:45 p.m. Nov. 3, Bluffton Family Chiropractic, 80 Baylor Drive, Bluffton. Free. 843-706-3472. www.blufftonchiropractic.com

"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," 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

"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 members couples; $15 for nonmember couples. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org

Birding on the Bering Sea Land Bridge: 3 p.m. Nov. 8, Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-689-3033. www.hiltonheadaudubon.org

Webcast of Trinity Institute's 42nd National Theological Conference: 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 9; 9:10 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Nov. 10, All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-8333. www.allsaints-hhi.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

"Creating Great Gifts: Turning your Photos and Genealogy Research into Great Gifts," presented by Carol Clemens, a 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

"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 the 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

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

Sierra Club -- The Nancy Cathcart Group: 6:30 p.m. second Tuesdays of each month, Corks, 1 Promenade St., Bluffton. 843-422-8262

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

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

"Women Navigating Life," presented by The Zonta Club: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Corks, Old Town Bluffton. 843-815-8724

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 U.S. Congressman Tim Scott: 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

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. 843-338-1610. www.blufftonbarkpark.org

The American Association of University Women of Hilton Head Island/Southern Beaufort County meeting: 10 a.m. Nov. 13, University of South Carolina Beaufort library, 1 University Blvd., Bluffton. 843-681-4062

ETC.

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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