Calendar of Lowcountry Events ... Dec. 6 and beyond

calendar@islandpacket.comDecember 6, 2012 

"Anything Goes," presented by the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina: through Dec. 30, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $54. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

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ARTS

Theater

"Anything Goes," presented by the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina: through Dec. 30, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $54. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

"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

"A Holiday Spectacular," presented by the Sun City Chorus: 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

Charleston Symphony Brass Quintet Concert: 7 p.m. Dec. 11, Bluffton United Methodist Church, 101 Calhoun St., Bluffton. $10 for adults; $5 for students ages 6-22. 843-723-7528, ext. 110

"'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

"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

Photography Club of Beaufort's annual member exhibit, "White": Opening reception is 5-7 p.m. Dec. 7, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. Free. Exhibit runs Dec. 7-Jan. 11. 843-838-9345. www.photoclubbeaufort.com

Art Academy of Art League of Hilton Head student exhibit: Opening reception is 5-7 p.m., Dec. 7, Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Exhibit runs Dec. 7-Feb. 28. 843-842-5738

19th annual Judged Show, presented by The Society of Bluffton Artists: Opening reception is 3-5 p.m. Dec. 9, SoBA Gallery, 8 Church St., Bluffton. Exhibit runs Dec. 3-Jan. 7. 843-757-6586. ww.sobagallery.com

"Goin' Down the River" exhibit, presented by the Beaufort History Museum: Opening reception is 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 13, Beaufort History Museum, City Hall, 1911 Boundary St., Beaufort. Exhibit runs through Jan. 26. Free. 843-277-1443. www.garrity.com

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

Beaufort Art Association Holiday Show Gala and Reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 14, The BAA Gallery, 913 Bay St., Beaufort. Free. 843-521-4444. www.beaufortartassociation.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

Make and Take Earrings, with Lydia Chojnacki: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 9; 6-8 p.m. Dec. 10, Art League of Hilton Head's Walter Greer Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove, Hilton Head Island. $30. 843-681-2399

Pine Needle Basketry Demonstrations: 1-4 p.m. Dec. 13, 17, 27, Art League of Hilton Head's Walter Greer Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove, Hilton Head Island. $30. 843-681-2399

Make your own cinnamon scented Christmas ornaments: 1 p.m. Dec. 22, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Photo workshop sponsored by Photography Club of Beaufort, instructed by Charles Glatzer: noon-4 p.m. Jan. 13, ArtWorks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $65. 843-379-7716. www.photoclubbeaufort.com

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

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

"Hope Springs", presented by Friends of the Hilton Head library: 2 p.m. Jan. 17, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free for members; $3 for nonmembers. 843-689-3783. www.beaufortcountylibrary.com

"Goodbye Columbus," presented by Friends of the Hilton Head library: 2 p.m. Jan. 24, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free for members; $3 for nonmembers. 843-689-3783. www.beaufortcountylibrary.com

"Sorry, Wrong Number," presented by Friends of the Hilton Head library: 2 p.m. Jan. 31, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free for members; $3 for nonmembers. 843-689-3783. www.beaufortcountylibrary.com

Literary

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

Night on the Town book signings, featuring local book authors Randy Bazemore, Kimberly Ergul, Janet Garrity, Pierre McGowan, Roger Pinckney and Hayden Yelin: 5-9 p.m. Dec. 7, McIntosh Book Shoppe, 917 Bay St., Beaufort. 843-524-1119

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

Book signing with Janet Garrity, author of "Goin' Down the River, Fish Camps of the Sea Islands": 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 8, Fordham Market, 701 Bay St., Beaufort. 843-524-3161. www.garrity.com

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

Book signing with Janet Garrity, author of "Goin' Down the River, Fish Camps of the Sea Islands": 4-7 p.m. Dec. 14, Nuances, 703 Paris Ave, Port Royal. Free. 843-470-1110. www.garrity.com

A Gullah Night on the Town: 6-8 p.m. Dec. 14, St. Helena Island library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island. Free. 843-255-6540. www.beaufortcountylibrary.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

Feliz Navidad Bingo: 1 p.m. Dec. 15, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Make your own cinnamon scented Christmas ornaments: 1 p.m. Dec. 22, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

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

Book Break's Book Review, featuring "Savannah Grey: A Tale of Antebellum Georgia," by Jim Jordan, with Bill Bodah as reviewer: noon Jan. 30, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free for members; $3 for nonmembers. www.beaufortcountylibrary.com

KIDS AND FAMILIES

"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

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

Farmers Market of Bluffton: 2-6 p.m. Thursdays until Dec. 20, Calhoun Street, Bluffton. www.farmersmarketbluffton.org

Hilton Head Island Farmers Market: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays through Dec. 7, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.farmersmarkethiltonheadisland.com

Habersham Farmers Market: 4-7 p.m. Fridays, 13 Market St., Beaufort. www.habershamfarmersmarket.com

Port Royal Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Heritage Park, Ribaut Road, Port Royal. www.portroyalfarmersmarket.com

Beaufort's (Only Market on the Farm) 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

Habersham Holiday craft sale: 4-7 p.m. Dec. 7; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 8, Habersham Marketplace 8A-1 Market St., Beaufort. Free. 843-379-3483

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

Reilley's South 30th Anniversary party: 11 a.m.-close, Dec. 8, Reilley's South, 7D Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-4414. www.reilleyshiltonhead.com

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

Hilton Head Humane Association Christmas Party: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 9, Hilton Head Humane Association, 10 Humane Way, Hilton Head Island 843-681-8686. www.hhhumane.org

Oyster roast, presented by Bluffton Oyster Co.: 5-9 p.m. Dec. 8, 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

Square Dance Free Fun Night: 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 7, Palmetto Electric, 111 Matthews Drive, Hilton Head Island. Lessons begin Jan. 14. 843-681-7201

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

The 17th annual Straight from the Heart gala, presented by The Children's Relief Fund: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Marriott Hotel, 1 Hotel Circle, Hilton Head Island. $125. 843-342-5267

Jewels and Jeans, sponsored by the BCSD Education Foundation Fundraiser: Benefits Beaufort County public school teachers and children. 6-9 p.m. March 2, Country Club of Hilton Head, 70 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. $48 a person. 843-322-2306. www.foundationedexcellence.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

"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

"A Holiday Spectacular," presented by the Sun City Chorus: 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

Habersham Holiday craft sale: 4-7 p.m. Dec. 7; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 8, Habersham Marketplace 8A-1 Market St., Beaufort. Free. 843-379-3483

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

Christmas Musical and Drama "A Christmas Prayer": 7 p.m. Dec. 8, Shell Point Baptist Church, 871 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. Free. 843-522-8616

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

"'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

Yemassee Revitalization Corporation Holiday Bash: 6 p.m. Dec. 14, Harold's Country Club, Yemassee. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. 843-441-4402

A Gullah Night on the Town: 6-8 p.m. Dec. 14, St. Helena Island library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island. Free. 843-255-6540. www.beaufortcountylibrary.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

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

Feliz Navidad Bingo: 1 p.m. Dec. 15, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. 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

Family Fun Day: 5-8 p.m. Dec. 15, Center Stage, Beaufort Town Center, 2015 Boundary St., Beaufort. 843-521-9000. www.beauforttowncenter.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, Dec. 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

Make your own cinnamon scented Christmas ornaments: 1 p.m. Dec. 22, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.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

Red Dam Baptist Church Live Nativity Scene: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 22, Red Dam Baptist Church, 488 Red Dam Church Road, Hardeeville. Free. 843-784-6083. www.reddambaptistchurch.org

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

21st annual Hilton Head Hospital Jingle Jingle 5K Run and Health Walk: 9 a.m. Dec. 22, Hilton Head Hospital, 25 Hospital Center Blvd., Hilton Head Island. Registration is $25 beforehand; $30 day of the event. 843-757-8520

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

Sixth annual Robert B. Killenberger Memorial Charity Golf Tournament: 8:45 a.m. Feb. 26, Palmetto Hall Golf Club, 108 Fort Howell Drive, Hilton Head Island. $110 a player; $420 a foursome. 843-422-1453

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Grief Support Group: 3 p.m. second Thursday of each month, November-March, United Hospice, 1605 North St., Beaufort. 843-522-0476

"Healing for the Holidays" bereavement group: 3-4:30 p.m. 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

The Hospital Auxiliary-Hilton Head/Coastal Carolina blood drive, collected by The Blood Alliance: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 20, Hospital Auxiliary, 25 Hospital Center Blvd., Hilton Head Island. 843-689-8246

"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

World Affairs Council of Hilton Head presents Dr. Charles Kupchan -- "Can the Euro and the EU be Saved?": 10 a.m. Dec. 7, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $10 for guests of World Affairs Council Hilton Head members; $15 for others. Reservations required. 843-384-6758. www.wachh.org

"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

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

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce First Friday Networking event: 6-8 p.m. Dec. 7, Law Office of Clifford Bush, III, 28 Old Jericho Road, Beaufort. 843-986-1102

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

Hilton Head Ski Club: 5:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Sea Pines Country Club, 30 Governors Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-4181. www.hiltonheadislandskiclub.com

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

Navy League Mayor's Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. Dec. 12, Golf Club at Indigo Run, 101 Berwick Drive, Hilton Head Island. $18. 843-842-5444. www.hiltonheadnavyleague.org

"Abduction," presented by The Opera Lovers of Hilton Head: 1 p.m. Dec. 12, The Seabrook, 300 Woodhaven Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-2610

Thomas Heyward Jr. Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution meeting: 3 p.m. Dec. 13, Home of Mrs. Andrew Beall, 26 Carrier Bluff, Okatie. 843-525-0158

Beaufort Agility Club: 10 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 5-26, Beaufort Agility Club, 1307 Boundary St., Beaufort. Free. 843-812-5394

Square Dance Free Fun Night: 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 7, Palmetto Electric, 111 Matthews Drive, Hilton Head Island. Lessons begin Jan. 14. 843-681-7201

Womens' Association of Hilton Head Sumi-e (Oriental Brush Painting) classes: 10:30-noon Thursdays, Jan. 10-Feb. 7, Palmetto Electric, 111 Matthews Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-342-7442

Photo workshop sponsored by Photography Club of Beaufort, instructed by Charles Glatzer: noon-4 p.m. Jan. 13, ArtWorks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $65. 843-379-7716. www.photoclubbeaufort.com

The Palmetto Quilt Guild monthly meeting: 1 p.m. Jan. 17, Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road, Hilton Head Island. $5 for guests. 843-757-2613. www.palmettoquiltguild.org

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.

Miss Hilton Head Island and Miss Hilton Head Island teen contestant information meeting: 5-6 pm. Dec. 10, Hilton Head Island High School Visual and Performing Arts Center, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. www.misshiltonheadisland.org

LowCountry Habitat for Humanity ReStore Holiday Open House: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 6, 7, and 8, Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity, 612 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. 843-525-0055

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