Calendar of Lowcountry Events ... Nov. 15 and beyond

calendar@islandpacket.comNovember 14, 2012 

"Lowcountry, Plein Air -- Impressions of the Lowcountry," presented by the Low Country Plein Air Society: through Jan. 6, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 224 Painting is "Flowers and Ruins," by Gloria Dalvini

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ARTS

Theater

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

"Annie, Jr.," presented by Beaufort Children's Theatre: 7 p.m. Nov. 16-17 and 3 p.m. Nov. 18, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. Reserve seats: $20 adults, $12 students. General admission: $12 adults, $8 students. www.uscbcenterforthearts.com

"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

Dance

"The Nutcracker," presented by Hilton Head Dance Theatre: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16-17, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 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

"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

University of South Carolina Concert Choir, presented by Island School Council for the Arts: 7-8 p.m. Nov. 19, Holy Family Church, 24 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. Free. 803-608-0437. www.music.sc.edu/ea/choral/ensemble.html

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

Lomazov & Rackers Piano Duo, sponsored by Fripp Island Friends of Music: 5 p.m. Dec. 2, Fripp Island Community Centre, 205 Tarpon Blvd, Fripp Island. $25; $10 for students. 843-838-6655. www.islc.net/friendsofmusic

"The Greatest Story Ever Told," presented by First Baptist Sanctuary Choir: 7 p.m. Dec. 2, First Baptist Church, 100 South Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-4478

"Celebrate!," feturing the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra: 8 p.m. Dec. 3, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $20-$45. 843-842-2055. www.hhso.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, Sun City Hilton Head, 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

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

University of South Carolina Beaufort Festival Series -- Evening of Beethoven, Bolcom, Jalbert and Chausson, performed by Phillip Bush, Arnaud Sussman, David Harding and Edward Arron: 5-7 p.m. Dec. 9, Univesity of South Carolina Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $40. 843-208-8246. www.uscb.edu/festivalseries

"'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

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

"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

"Doctuh Buzzard's Rootworks Installation," based on the local legends (and factual history) of Dr. Buzzard, created by artists Bernice and Andy Tate: through Dec. 31, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. Free. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"Slavery by Another Name," paintings and assemblages by Robert Claiborne Morris: through Dec. 31, York W. Bailey Museum, 38 Penn Center Circle West, St. Helena Island. $5; $3 for children. 843-838-2474. www.penncenter.com

The Artists of Sea Pines: through Jan. 5, CSA Gallery, 175 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-6961

"Lowcountry, Plein Air -- Impressions of the Lowcountry," presented by the Low Country Plein Air Society: through Jan. 6, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 224

"12," a collection of 12-by-12- inch paintings and photographs by more than 100 local artists, presented by the Society of Bluffton Artists: Reception is 3-5 p.m. Nov. 18, SoBA Gallery, 48 Boundary St., Bluffton. Free. Exhibit runs from Nov. 18-Dec. 2. 843-757-6586. www.sobagallery.com

"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

"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. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Jewelry Making 101," with Lydia Chojnacki: 1-4 p.m., Nov. 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. academy@artleaguehhi.org

Lowcountry Holiday craft day: 1-3 p.m. Dec. 8, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $7. 843-689-6767, ext. 224

Film

Saturday Holiday Movie Marathon: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 8, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. Free. 843-255-6458. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Literary

Book signing with George Campbell, author of "What's Next George": 11:15 a.m. Nov. 15, Hinchey's 36 South Forest Beach, Hilton Head Island. $11 for lunch. 843-705-3791. www.whatsnextgeorge.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

Book signing with Kimberly Ergul, author of "A Savannah Christmas - Interiors and Traditions from the Lowcountry": noon-2 p.m. Nov. 17, McIntosh Book Shoppe, 919 Bay St., Beaufort. 843-524-1119

Book signing by author and photographer Janet Garrity: 3-6 p.m. Nov. 24, RT's Market, 598 Old Palmetto Bluff Road, Bluffton. Free. 843-706-3448. www.garrity.com

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

University South Carolina Beaufort's Lunch With Author Series, featuring Bret Lott, author of "Dead Low Tide": noon Dec. 5, Sea Pines Country Club, 30 Governors Road, Hilton Head Island. $42 for lunch and lecture. 843-521-4147. www.uscb.edu/lunchwithauthor

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 -- 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

The Sandbox Children's Museum Birthday Bash Celebration: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 21, The Sandbox Children's Museum, 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $10 per person. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.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

"Large Daisy Chain Necklace," with Lydia Chojnacki (ages 6-9): noon-2 p.m. 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. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Hemp Macramè Necklace and Bracelet," with Lydia Chojnacki (ages 10 and older): 2-4 p.m. 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. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"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

Lowcountry Holiday craft day: 1-3 p.m. Dec. 8, The Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $7. 843-689-6767, ext. 224. www.coastaldiscovery.org

Hilton Head Island Winter Wonder Festival, presented by Island Rec: 4-8 p.m. Dec. 14-15, Shelter Cove Park, Hilton Head Island. $10. 843-681-7273. www.islandreccenter.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

Animals of the Lowcountry: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 27, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. www.coastaldiscovery.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. Nov. 15, Audubon Newhall Preserve, Palmetto Bay Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 651-491-1851

Animals of the Lowcountry: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 27, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 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

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

"Servers for Sandy" Fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy Victims: 5-10 p.m. Nov. 16, Montana's Restaurant and Grizzly Bar, 16 Kitties Landing Road, Bluffton. 843-815-2327. www.montanasofbluffton.com

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

Sea Island Chapel parking lot sale: 9 a.m. - noon, Nov. 17, Sea Island Chapel, 173 Marshland Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-5100

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

MS Fundraiser cookout: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 17, Plaza Stadium Theater Parking Lot, corner of Robert Smalls Parkway and Boundary St. $8 for hamburgers, $5 for hot dogs. www.challengems.org

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

Magic for Music: Benefits the Hilton Head High School Band: 8 p.m. Nov. 23. Hilton Head High School, 70 Wilburn Road, Hilton Head Island. $25. 843-681-7757. www.wepay.com/stores/magic-for-music

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

Third annual Pancake Breakfast, presented by St. John's Lutheran Church: 8-11 a.m. Dec. 8, St. John's Lutheran Church, 157 Lady's Island Drive, Beaufort. $5. 843-846-1016

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

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

Hilton Head Island Winter Wonder Festival, presented by Island Rec: 4-8 p.m. Dec. 14-15, Shelter Cove Park, Hilton Head Island. $10. 843-681-7273. www.islandreccenter.org

Wreaths Across America wreath ceremony -- "Remember Our Veterans": 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Six Oaks Cemetery, 170 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-1343. www.wreathsacrossamerica.org

Winter Skating in Harbour Town: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 22-31, Harbour Town, Hilton Head Island. $12; $8 for children ages 12 and younger. 843-842-1979. www.seapines.com/events

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

THANKSGIVING

Thanksgiving luncheon, presented by The SHARE Senior Center: noon Nov. 16, The SHARE Senior Center, 6 Office Way, Suite 915, Hilton Head Island. $8. 843-785-6444. www. islandreccenter.org

24 Karat Social Club of Beaufort Thanksgiving Dinner: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 17, Julie and Archie's Place, 2012 Trask Parkway, Beaufort. 843-476-1982

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

Thanksgiving dinner, provided by Plant the Seed Ministry: 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Nov. 22, Atlantic Inn, 2249 Boundary St., Beaufort. 843-575-2200

33rd annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner and worship service, presented by The Parish Church of St. Helena: 11 a.m. worship; noon-2 p.m. dinner, Nov. 22, The Parish Church of St Helena, 507 Newcastle St., Beaufort. 843-522-1712, ext. 208

CHRISTMAS

"The Nutcracker," presented by Hilton Head Dance Theatre: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16-17, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 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 St., Bluffton. 843-757-2661

Christmas tree lighting celebration, presented by the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 24, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-3945

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

Photos with Santa, presented by St. Paul's Methodist Church: 4-6 p.m. Nov. 30, St. Paul's Methodist Church, 7488 W. Main St., Ridgeland. 843-645-6588

"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

"The Greatest Story Ever Told," presented by First Baptist Sanctuary Choir: 7 p.m. Dec. 2, First Baptist Church, 100 South Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-4478

"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

A Gullah Kinfolk Christmas Wish: 7 p.m. Dec. 7, University of South Carolina Performing Arts Center, 801 Carteret St, Beaufort. $30 advance; $35 at door; $10 ages 7-17. 843-986-1102. www.bcbcc.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

Lowcountry Holiday craft day: 1-3 p.m. Dec. 8, The Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $7. 843-689-6767, ext 224

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

Lowcountry Christian Women's Connection Tour of Festive Holiday Homes and Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. Dec. 12, Hampton Hall Clubhouse, 170 Hampton Hall Blvd., Bluffton. $39 for lunch and tour; $24 lunch only. 843-705-7950

"'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

Hilton Head Island Winter Wonder Festival: 4-8 p.m. Dec. 14-15, Shelter Cove Park, Hilton Head Island. $10. 843-681-7273. www.islandreccenter.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

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 5K and 10K: 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

Lowcountry Eye Health Seminar and Wine Reception: 6-8 p.m. Nov. 28, Berkeley Hall Club House, 366 Good Hope Road, Bluffton. Free. 843-792-3040

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

"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

Beaufort County Historical Society will host a luncheon presentation by Janet Garrity, author and photographer of "Goin' Down the River, Fish Camps of the Sea Islands": noon Nov. 15, Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, 30 Yacht Club Drive, Beaufort. $10 for optional luncheon. 843-785-2767. www.garrity.com

Bird Identification lecture: 6 p.m. Nov. 15, Fripp Island Community Centre, 205 Tarpon Blvd., Fripp Island. 843-441-2153. www.islc.net/audubon/

"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

"Welcome to the World! Hilton Head Island from 1950-2012": 1:30-3 p.m. 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

"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

"Your Health, Your Choice!": 7 p.m. Jan. 18, Hampton Hall Community Clubhouse, 170 Hampton Blvd., Bluffton. Free. 843-476-4661. www.marilea.com

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

American Association of University Women: 10:30 a.m. first Saturday of the month from September-May, The Seabrook of Hilton Head, 300 Woodhaven Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-4643

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

The Sea Island Quilters, featuring Holly Anderson: 6 p.m. Nov. 15, Praise Assembly, 800 Paris Island Gateway, Beaufort. 843-441-4020

Bluffton Business Exchange: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 20, Bluffton Self Help, 39 Sheridan Park Circle, Bluffton. 843-757-1010. www.blufftonchamberofcommerce.org

Green Drinks Beaufort: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 20, Lowcountry Bicycles, 102 Sea Island Parkway, Beaufort. www.facebook.com/GreenDrinksBeaufort

Beaufort-Jasper Beekeepers organizational meeting: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20, Beaufort Jasper Water and Sewer Authority, 8 Snake Road, Okatie. 843-208-3223

Archaeological Society of South Carolina-HHI chapter, featuring Natalie Adams-Pope: 7 p.m. Nov. 20, Coastal Discvoery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767. www.coastaldiscovery.org

The Central Savannah River chapter of The American Sewing Guild: 1 p.m. Nov. 27, Habersham Park House, 52 Harford St., Beaufort. 404-245-2309. www.asg.org

Camera Club of Hilton Head Island meeting: 7 p.m. Nov. 27, All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. Free. www.cchhi.net

AARP Holiday meeting: 1 p.m. Dec. 6, Bluffton/Okatie Outpatient Facility, 40 Okatie Center Blvd., Okatie.843-705-8800

Saturday Holiday Movie Marathon: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 8, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. Free. 843-255-6458. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Beaufort Railroaders Model Train exhibit: Dec. 11-15, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. Free. 843-255-6441

ETC.

Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Course: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov.17; Noon-5 p.m. Nov. 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.- 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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