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

calendar@islandpacket.comNovember 25, 2012 

"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

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Theater

"The Lady With All the Answers," presented by the South Carolina Repertory Co.: 8 p.m. Dec. 11-23 with 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays, South Carolina Repertory Co., 136B Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. $30; $28 for seniors; $15 for students/active military. 843-342-2057. www.hiltonheadtheatre.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

Auditions

"Spamalot," presented by the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 9, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Auditions are by appointment only. Performers should prepare a song from the show or in the style of the show. If you dance, please bring in-character shoes. Bring a picture and resume, stapled. A monitor is not provided. All roles are available, and character descriptions are on the Arts Center's website. 843-686-3945, ext. 236. www.artshhi.com

Dance

"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

"Transformations," presented by Savannah Winds: 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, presented 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!," featuring 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

Edisto Community Chorus Christmas concert: 7 p.m. Dec. 9, Edisto Beach Baptist Church, 414 Jungle Road, Edisto Island. Free. 843-869-3867. www.edistochamber.com

"'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

Keyboards at Christmas: 3 p.m. Dec. 16, The Baptist Church of Beaufort, 600 Charles St., Beaufort. Free. 843-252-4104

"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, Sea Island Presbyterian Church choir room, 81 Lady's Island Drive, Lady's Island. 843-838 2643

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

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

"12," a collection of 12-by-12- inch paintings and photographs by more than 100 local artists, presented by the Society of Bluffton Artists: through Dec. 2, SoBA Gallery, 48 Boundary St., Bluffton. Free. 843-757-6586. www.sobagallery.com

"Out of the Box," featuring works by Gay Torrey and Pat Kelly: through Dec. 8, Beaufort Art Association Galllery, 913 Bay St., Beaufort. www.beaufortartassociation.com

"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

Ray Ellis Gallery Open House: 4-8 p.m. Dec. 7, Ellis Square, 205 West Congress St., Ellis Square, Savannah. Free. 800-752-4865

Charles Street Gallery's new works and Christmas party: 5:30-9 p.m. Dec. 14, Charles Street Gallery, 914 Charles St., Beaufort. Free. 843-521-9054. www.thecharlesstreetgallery.com

"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

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

"Brave": 2 p.m. Dec. 1, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

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

Outdoor Movie -- "Polar Express": 7 p.m. Dec. 14, Harbour Town, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979. www.seapines.com/events

"ParaNorman": 2 p.m. Dec. 27, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Ice Age Continental Drift": 2 p.m. Dec. 29, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"The Odd Life of Timothy Green": 2 p.m. Dec. 31, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Literary

"Our Past and Present: Life in the Lowcountry Sea Islands," lecture and book signing with Janet Garrity and Pierre McGowan: 6-9 p.m. Nov. 29, Grayco Hardware, 136 Sea Island Parkway, Lady's Island. 843-521-8060. www.garrity.com

Book signing with Terrence Polcari, author of "The Christ Accounts": 1-3 p.m. Nov. 30, Heaven Sent Christian Book and Gift Store, 1200 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. 843-837-4727

Sunday Afternoons of Memoir: 2-4 p.m. Dec. 2 or Dec. 9, 72 Bostick Circle, Battery Point. $35. 843-379-5886

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

Book signing with Janet Garrity, author of "Goin' Down the River, Fish Camps of the Sea Islands": 4-7 p.m. Dec. 6, Outside Hilton Head, Shelter Cove Plaza, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6996. www.garrity.com

Book signing with Janet Garrity, author of "Goin' Down the River, Fish Camps of the Sea Islands": 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 7, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 100 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-689-6767, ext. 222. www.garrity.com

Book signing with Janet Garrity, author of "Goin' Down the River, Fish Camps of the Sea Islands": 5-8 p.m. Dec. 7, McIntosh Book Shoppe, 917 Bay St., Beaufort. 843-524-1119. www.garrity.com

Tall Tales from Wales storytelling: 8 p.m. Dec. 14-15, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $17; $12 for students 13 and older; $7 for children 12 and younger; and $12 for groups of 10 or more. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Book Break's Book Review, featuring "It Works for Me in Life and Leadership," by Colin Powell with Tony Koltz: noon Jan. 30, Hilton Head library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free for members; $3 donation for nonmembers. 843- 255-6500. www.beaufortcountylibrary.com

KIDS AND FAMILIES

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

Wacky Wednesdays: 5 p.m. Nov. 28, 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

"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

"Brave": 2 p.m. Dec. 1, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.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. 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. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"Christmas in France": 4 p.m. Dec. 5, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Wee Read Program, for ages up to 3: 11 a.m. Dec. 6, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.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. www.coastaldiscovery.org

"Arthur Christmas": 2 p.m. Dec. 8, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Christmas in Scotland": 4 p.m. Dec. 12, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Wee Read Program, for ages up to 3: 11 a.m. Dec. 13, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.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

Tall Tales from Wales storytelling: 8 p.m. Dec. 14-15, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $17; $12 for students 13 and older; $7 for children 12 and younger; and $12 for groups of 10 or more. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.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

Drop-in Crafts: 11 a.m. Dec. 15, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Holiday bedtime stories: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Christmas in Germany": 4 p.m. Dec. 19, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Wee Read Program, for ages up to 3: 11 a.m. Dec. 20, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Holiday Bingo!: 4 p.m. Dec. 20, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Special Story Time in Panera Bread Cafe: 2 p.m. Dec. 21, Panera Bread Cafe, Tanger 1 Outlet, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510

Gregg Russell Christmas Concert: 7:30-9 p.m. Dec. 23, Harbour Town, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979. www.seapines.com/events

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

"ParaNorman": 2 p.m. Dec. 27, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Ice Age Continental Drift": 2 p.m. Dec. 29, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"The Odd Life of Timothy Green": 2 p.m. Dec. 31, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.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

"Birds Seen on the Christmas Bird Count": 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5, First Presbyterian Church of Hilton Head, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-3696. www.hiltonheadaudubon.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

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

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

22nd annual Edisto Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Edisto Chamber of Commerce: 2 p.m. Dec. 8, the route will start at the 600 block of Palmetto Boulevard and end at the 100 block, Edisto Beach. 843-869-3867. www.edistochamber.com

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 Center: 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

12th annual Polar Bear Swim: 10 a.m. Dec. 31, Harbour Town Pool, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979

Lollipop the Clown: 6-7 p.m. Dec. 31, Harbour Town, Hilton Head Island. www.seapines.com/events

New Year's Eve Celebration: 7 p.m. and midnight, Dec. 31 Harbour Town, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979. www.seapines.com/events

13th annual Savannah Low Country Home & Garden Show: Jan. 18-20, Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Drive, Savannah. $7; $5 for seniors 65 and older; free for children younger than 16. www.savannahhomeandgardenshow.com

"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

CHRISTMAS

Fourth annual Charity Celebration of Trees: through Dec. 17, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, 2 Grasslawn Ave., Hilton Head Island. www.westinhiltonheadisland.com

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

Community night and concert: 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 30, Harbour Town, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979. www.seapines.com/events

Breakfast with Santa: 8-11 a.m. Dec. 1, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, 2 Grasslawn Ave., Hilton Head Island. $10; free for children younger than 3. 843-681-1038. www.westinhiltonheadisland.com/holidays

"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

Third annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration: 4 p.m. Dec. 2, Station 300, Buckwalter Place, Bluffton. www.buckwalterplace.com.

"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. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"Christmas in France": 4 p.m. Dec. 5, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.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

Photos with Santa and Musical: 6-8 p.m. Dec. 7, Harbour Town, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979. www.seapines.com/events

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

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

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

"Arthur Christmas": 2 p.m. Dec. 8, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

22nd annual Edisto Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Edisto Chamber of Commerce: 2 p.m. Dec. 8, the route will start at the 600 block of Palmetto Boulevard and end at the 100 block, Edisto Beach. 843-869-3867. www.edistochamber.com

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

Edisto Community Chorus Christmas concert: 7 p.m. Dec. 9, Edisto Beach Baptist Church, 414 Jungle Road, Edisto Island. Free. 843-869-3867. www.edistochamber.com

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

"Christmas in Scotland": 4 p.m. Dec. 12, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.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

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

Outdoor Movie -- "Polar Express": 7 p.m. Dec. 14, Harbour Town, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979. www.seapines.com/events

"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

Second annual Holiday Sing-Along: 11 a.m. Dec. 15, Hilton Head library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-255-6529. www.beaufortcountylibrary.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

Children's Christmas Party: 1:45-3:15 p.m. Dec. 16, Resurrection Church, 296 Spanish Wells Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-3625. www.resurrectionccc.org

Keyboards at Christmas: 3 p.m. Dec. 16, Sunday, December 16, The Baptist Church of Beaufort, 600 Charles St., Beaufort. Free. 843-252-4104

Holiday bedtime stories: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Christmas in Germany": 4 p.m. Dec. 19, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Holiday Bingo!: 4 p.m. Dec. 20, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Women's Christmas Party -- "Once Upon a Christmas": 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 20, Resurrection Church, 296 Spanish Wells Road, Hilton Head Island. $10. 843-689-3625. www.resurrectionccc.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

Gregg Russell Christmas Concert: 7:30-9 p.m. Dec. 23, Harbour Town, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979. www.seapines.com/events

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

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

12th annual Polar Bear Swim: 10 a.m. Dec. 31, Harbour Town Pool, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979

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

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

Alzheimer's Family Services of Greater Beaufort Project Lifesaver demonstration: 10 a.m. Nov. 28, Quality Inn, 2001 Boundary St., Beaufort. Free. 843-521-9190. www.afsgb.org

"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

Parkinson's Support Group of the Lowcountry's meeting: 1:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Helena House, 1624 Paris Ave., Port Royal. 843-982-0233

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

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

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

"Our Past and Present: Life in the Lowcountry Sea Islands," lecture and book signing with Janet Garrity and Pierre McGowan: 6-9 p.m. Nov. 29, Grayco Hardware, 136 Sea Island Parkway, Lady's Island. 843-521-8060. www.garrity.com

Spanish-American War lecture: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29, The Union Church, 1004 11th St., Port Royal. $10. 843-522-9923.

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

"Introduction to the 1940 Census" workshop: 4-6 p.m. Feb. 19, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479

CLUBS AND SPECIAL INTERESTS

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

American Association of University Women-Beaufort Branch, featuring Veronica C. Miller: 6 p.m. Nov. 27, Technical College of the Lowcountry, Building 22, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. 843-522-2796

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

League of Women Voters of Hilton Head Island/Bluffton holiday luncheon: 11:30 a.m. Dec. 12, Moss Creek Clubhouse, Bluffton. $26. 843-681-6448

Camera Club of Hilton Head Island meeting: 7 p.m. Jan. 22, All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. Free. www.cchhi.net

ETC.

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

Driver Safety Course: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 30, Summit Place of Beaufort, 1119 Pickpocket Plantation Drive, Beaufort. $14 for non-AARP; Free for military, veterans, dependents. 843-521-1941. www.aarp.org/driving27

Westin Heavenly Spa Open House: 5-7 p.m. Nov. 30, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, 2 Grasslawn Ave., Hilton Head Island. www.westinhiltonheadisland.com

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