Calendar of Lowcountry Events ... Nov. 1 and Beyond

calendar@islandpacket.comNovember 1, 2012 

RED presented by South Carolina Repertory Company: 8 p.m. through 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

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ARTS

Theater

"RED," presented by South Carolina Repertory Company: 8 p.m. through 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. through Nov. 10; 2 p.m. 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 University of South Carolina Beaufort's Roges & Vacaboundes: 8 p.m. Nov. 1-3, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Cartaret St., Beaufort. $8; $5 for students. 843-521-4156. www.facebook.com/rogesvacaboundes

"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

"Grease," presented by Hilton Head Island High School Performing Arts Department: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13-15; 2 p.m. Dec. 16, Hilton Head Island High School Visual and Performing Arts Center, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. $20; $10 students. 843-689-4893. www.hhh.beaufort.k12.sc.us

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 Hilton Head Dance Theatre: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9-10, 16-17, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11 and 17, Hilton Head Island High School Visual and Performing Arts Center, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. $25; $20 for seniors older than 60 and students ages 13-18; $15 for children 12 and younger. 843-842-3262. www.hiltonheaddance.com

"The Nutcracker," presented by Charleston Ballet Theatre: 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

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

Savannah Winds Concert "Transformations": 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Fine Arts Auditorium, 11935 Abercorn St., Savannah. $14. 912-344-3169

"A Holiday Spectacular," presented by the Sun City Chorus: 2 p.m. Dec. 5; 7 p.m. Dec. 6; 7 p.m. Dec. 7; 7 p.m. Dec. 8, Magnolia Hall, Sun City Lane, Bluffton. $23. 843-368-3153

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

"Gloria" by Vivaldi, presented by New Voices: 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Dec. 16, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-3696. www.fpchhi.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

Handel's "Messiah" community choir rehearsals: 7 p.m. beginning Nov. 6, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. The event is 5 p.m. Dec. 9. 843-681-3696

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

"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

"CARscapes -- Three Artists Drawn to Style and Speed": through Nov. 6, Walter Greer Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-2399. www.artleaguehhi.org

"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

Arts-in-the-Barn: 2-5 p.m. Nov. 4, Widgeon Point Barn, Lemon Island. Free. 843-521-2175. www.openlandtrust.com

"GOT ART!" fundraiser, presented by the Art League of Hilton Head: 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," featuring Stephen Kishel: 6-8 p.m. Dec. 14, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. Free. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Open studios and classes

"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

"Step by Step Painting," with Addison Palmer: 9-4 p.m. Nov. 3, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $60 for member; $70 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Color Theory 3 -- Fine Tuning Greens, Blues and Violets," with Alexandra Sharma: 9 a.m.-noon, Nov. 6, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $30 for members; $35 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.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

"Canvas Stretching," with Alexandra Sharma: 9 a.m.-noon, Nov. 7, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $30 for members; $35 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Jewelry Making 101," with Lydia Chojnacki: 1-4 p.m., Nov. 7 and 14, or Nov. 10 and 17, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $60 for members; $70 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Flat Spiral Bracelet," with Lydia Chojnacki: 1-5 p.m. Nov. 8, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $40 for members; $47 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.academy@artleaguehhi.org

Sweetgrass basketmaking class: 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

"Opaque Watercolor Workshop," with Lynda Potter: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 10, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $60 for members; $70 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Perspective for Painters," with Joyce Nagel: 1-4 p.m. Nov. 15 and 29, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $60 for members; $70 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.academy@artleaguehhi.org

Film

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

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

Literary

Hilton Head Island library's 14th birthday event: 9 a.m. Nov. 3, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-342-9442

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

Book signing with Tom Crawford, author of "Introduction of Goli Otok (Naked Island)": 10 a.m. Nov. 13, The Seabrook, 300 Woodhaven Drive, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-682-3272

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

Book signing with Janet Garrity, author of "Goin' Down the River, Fish Camps of the Sea Islands": 5-7 p.m. Nov. 13, The Outpost Market, 100 Marina Drive, St. Helena Island. $5. 843-838-2508. www.garrity.com

Book signing with E.V. MacQuint, author of "The Conjurer": 4-6 p.m. Nov. 15, Nuances, 703 Paris Ave., Port Royal. 310-544-1878

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

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

"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," with Cristofer Gutierrez (ages 5-12): 10 a.m.-noon, 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. 843-842-5726. www.academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Large Daisy Chain Necklace," with Lydia Chojnacki (ages 6-9): noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 or Dec. 1, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $20 plus $6 to $8 materials fee. 843-842-5726. www.academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Hemp Macramè Necklace and Bracelet," with Lydia Chojnacki (ages 10 and older): 2-4 p.m. Nov. 3 or Dec. 1, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $20, plus $10-$20 materials fee. 843-842-5726. www.academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Weaving Arts in the Afternoon," with Kim Keats (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

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

Wacky Wednesdays: 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 7-28, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Native American Storyteller Hawk Hurst: 11:30 a.m. Nov. 8, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.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

ABC book discussion on "The Cost of Hope," for ages 16 and up: 4:30 p.m. Nov. 20, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.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

"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 through Nov. 15, Audubon Newhall Preserve, Palmetto Bay Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 651-491-1851

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

"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

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

Concours d'Elegance "A Twist on Tradition": 5-8 p.m. Nov. 2, CQ's Restaurant, 140 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-671-2779. www.cqsrestaurant.com

The Ella C. White Memorial Scholarship Annual fundraising dinner: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2, Sonesta Resort, 130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island. $65. 843-422-0707

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

Hilton Head Island library's 14th birthday event: 9 a.m. Nov. 3, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-342-9442

8th annual Daufuskie Autumn Fest, featuring the Chilly Willy Band: noon-5 p.m. Nov. 3, Freeport Marina, Daufuskie Island. Free. 843-647-1008

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

E.C.'s Got Talent, presented by E.C. 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

Concours d'Elegance Oceanfront Oyster Roast celebration: 4-7 p.m. Nov. 3, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa, 2 Grasslawn Ave., Hilton Head Island. 843-681-4000, ext. 7045. www.westinhiltonheadisland.com/concours

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

Mixed Martial Arts Fight: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Hilton Head Beach and Tennis, 40 Folly Field Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-422-6641

Parkinson's Disease fundraiser: Benefits Parkinson's Action Network. 5 p.m. Nov. 5, Saltus River Grill, 802 Bay St., Beaufort. 843-379-3474

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 Island Recreation'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

Savannah Beerathon: noon-4 p.m. Nov. 10, various locations in Savannah. $25. www.savannahbeerathon.com

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," presented by The Friends of Waddell and the Hilton Head Island Sportfishing Club: Benefits benefit cobia, red drum, sea trout stock enhancement programs at Waddell and the Port Royal Sound Adult Red Drum Study. 3-7 p.m. Nov. 11, Waddell Mariculture Center, 211 Sawmill Creek Road, Bluffton. $30. 843-785-4106. www.friendsofwaddell.org

Wine Wednesday, presented by The Rose Hill Mansion and the American Cancer Society: 6-8 p.m. Nov. 14, Rose Hill, Bluffton. $35. 843-757-6045

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

23rd annual Taste of the Season, presented by the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce: 6-9 p.m. Nov. 16, Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa, 1 Hotel Circle, Hilton Head Island. $45; $85 for VIP. www.hiltonheadchamber.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

Handel's "Messiah": 5 p.m. Dec. 9, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-3696. www.fpchhi.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

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

Handel's "Messiah" community choir rehearsals: 7 p.m. beginning Nov. 6, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. The event is 5 p.m. Dec. 9. 843-681-3696

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

"The Nutcracker," presented by Hilton Head Dance Theatre: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9-10, 16-17, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11 and 17, Hilton Head Island High School Visual and Performing Arts Center, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. $25; $20 for seniors older than 60 and students ages 13-18; $15 for children 12 and younger. 843-842-3262. www.hiltonheaddance.com

The Church of the Cross Annual Christmas Bazaar: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 17, The Church of the Cross, 110 Calhoun Street, Bluffton. 843-757-2661

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

"Magnificat," by Mark Hayes: 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Dec. 2, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-3696. www.fpchhi.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

"A Holiday Spectacular," presented by the Sun City Chorus: 2 p.m. Dec. 5; 7 p.m. Dec. 6; 7 p.m. Dec. 7; 7 p.m. Dec. 8, Magnolia Hall, Sun City Lane, Bluffton. $23. 843-368-3153

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

Hilton Head Choral Society's 28th annual Christmas Tour of Homes: noon-5 p.m. Dec. 9, Hampton Hall, Bluffton. $30 in advance; $35 the day of tour. 843-341-3818. www.hiltonheadchoralsociety.org

Handel's "Messiah": 5 p.m. Dec. 9, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-3696. www.fpchhi.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

Gingerbread house decorating party: 10 a.m. Dec. 15, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $10/house. 843-681-3696. www.fpchhi.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

"Gloria" by Vivaldi, presented by New Voices: 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Dec. 16, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-3696. www.fpchhi.org

First Presbyterian Church Hilton Head Island Christmas Eve Services and live nativity: 5 p.m., 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Dec. 24; live nativity -- 4-8 p.m. Dec. 24, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-3696. www.fpchhi.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

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

David M. Carmines Memorial Tennis Championships: Nov. 16-18, Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center. $25-$55. www.davidmcarmines.org

Move Well 5K: Nov. 17, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa, 2 Grasslawn Ave., Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-4000. www.westinhiltonheadisland.com/5kwalk-run

2012 St. Jude Give thanks walk: 9 a.m. Nov. 17, Daffin Park, 1001 E. Victory Drive, Savannah. 770-906-3438. www.givethankswalk.org.

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

"Sexual Health After Menopause" seminar, with Dr. Dammun Pierce, gynecologist: noon-1 p.m. Nov. 1, Bluffton-Okatie Outpatient Center, 40 Okatie Center Blvd., Okatie. Lunch is available for $5. 877-582-2737

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

"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

Pathways Connect Parents meeting, featuring Dr. Kate Houpt on "Challenges of Raising Naturally Healthy Children": 12:30-1:45 p.m. Nov. 3, Bluffton Family Chiropractic, 80 Baylor Drive, Bluffton. Free. 843-706-3472. www.blufftonchiropractic.com

Coalition for Aging in Place meeting: 2-3 p.m. Nov. 5, Bluffton-Okatie Outpatient Center, 40 Okatie Center Blvd., Okatie. 843-368-2483

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, Sergeant 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" grief one-day 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

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

"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

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

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

"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

"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

Discussion Group -- Ethiopian Jews: 4:15 p.m. Nov. 14, Congregation Beth Yam, 4501 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-689-2178. www.bethyam.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

EZ Riders Bicycle Club: Thursdays 10 a.m. 843-342-9004. www.ezridershhi.org

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

Hilton Head/Bluffton NAACP monthly membership meeting: 6 p.m. Nov. 1, St. James Baptist Church, Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-837-3564

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce First Friday networking event: 6-8 p.m. Nov. 2, Chamber office, 801 Bladen St., Beaufort. 843-986-1102

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

"Using DSLR Cameras," presented by The Camera Club: 7 p.m. Nov. 7-Dec. 12, The Lens, 430 William Hilton Parkway, Pineland Station, Hilton Head Island. $50; $75 for non-members. 734-274-1796. www.cchhi.net

The Ski Club social: 5-7 p.m. Nov. 9, Santa Fe Cafe, 807 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-68l-4181. www.hiltonheadislandskiclub.com

The St. Helena/Lady's Island Branch NAACP annual election: 6 p.m. Nov. 12, Faith Memorial Baptist Church, 28 Lands End Road, Beaufort. 843-838-3321

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

The Beaufort Chapter, SC Genealogical Society meeting with Grace Cordial: 2 p.m. Nov. 13, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. billandnan@hargray.com

The Opera Lovers of Hilton Head "La Gioconda": 1 p.m. Nov. 14, The Seabrook, 300 Woodhaven Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-2610

Miss Hilton Head Island and Miss Hilton Head Island teen contestant information meeting: 5-6 p.m. Nov. 14, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. misshhipageant@gmail.com

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

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

Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Course: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 10 and 17; Noon-5 p.m. Nov. 11 and 18, Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services, 61B Ulmer Road, Bluffton. 17 years of age and older. $160. 843-255-6703

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

Internet for beginners: 2-4 p.m. Nov. 27, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6503. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Email for Beginners: 2-4 p.m. Nov. 28, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6503. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Advanced Internet Searching: 2-4 p.m. Nov. 29, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6503. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

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