Calendar of Lowcountry Events ... Dec. 13 and beyond

calendar@islandpacket.comDecember 12, 2012 

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. through Dec. 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

"Love, Loss and What I Wore," presented by Beaufort Theatre Company: 7 p.m. Jan. 9, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. Roles are available for five (or more) women. All levels of acting experience (or inexperience) are encouraged to audition. Bring a current photo and an acting resume. 843-521-4145. www.uscbcenterforthearts.com

"Auditions for Noises Off," presented by Beaufort Theatre Company: 7 p.m. Jan. 10, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. Roles are available for five male and four female actors. All levels of acting experience are encouraged to audition, but you must be able to execute fairly intense physical comedy and a passable British standard accent. Two roles also require a Cockney accent. Dialect coaching will be available during the rehearsal period, but come prepared to give it your best shot. Bring a current photo and an acting resume, if you have one. 843-521-4145. www.uscbcenterforthearts.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

"'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

Jay Yau Organ concert: 3 p.m. Dec. 16, St. Francis By the Sea, 45 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. $10. 843-991-0603

Chancel Choir Cantata: 6 p.m. Dec. 16, Carteret Street United Methodist Church, 408 Carteret St., Beaufort. Free. 843-524-3841. www.carteretstumc.org

The Lumber River Quartet: 7 p.m. Dec. 29, Church if the Palms United Methodist Church, Argent Road, Okatie. Free. 843-379-1888

"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

"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

19th annual Judged Show, presented by The Society of Bluffton Artists: through Jan. 7, SoBA Gallery, 8 Church St., Bluffton. 843-757-6586. www.sobagallery.com

Photography Club of Beaufort's annual member exhibit, "White": through Jan. 11, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. Free. 843-838-9345. www.photoclubbeaufort.com

Art Academy of Art League of Hilton Head student exhibit: through Feb. 28, Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-5738

"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

"Arts Alive," New Year art show and reception presented by LowCountry Community Church: 4-6 p.m. Jan. 27, LowCountry Community Church, 801 Buckwalter Parkway, Bluffton. 843-836-1101. www.lowcountrycc.org

Open studios and classes

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

Call for artists

"Arts Alive," New Year art show and reception presented by LowCountry Community Church: Searching for artists who want to display their work at LowCountry Community Church. Deadline to apply is Jan. 13. 843-836-1101. www.lowcountrycc.org

Film

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. 14, Nuances, 703 Paris Ave, Port Royal. Free. 843-470-1110. 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 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

Chinese New Year: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 12, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. Free. 843-255-6441. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

KIDS AND FAMILIES

"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

Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus reading program: 4:45 p.m. Dec. 17, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. 843-255-6508

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

Toddler Time with Darlene, for ages 2-3: 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 23-March 22, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. Free. 843-255-6441. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Junior Book Club with Darlene: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 22-March 22, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. Free. 843-255-6441. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Junior Book Club with Darlene, for ages 10-12: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 22-March 22, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. Free. 843-255-6441. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Lapsit with Scott, for ages 2 and younger: 11:15-11:45 a.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 23-March 22, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. Free. 843-255-6441. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Storytime with Darlene, for ages 4-6: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 24-March 22, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. Free. 843-255-6441. 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

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

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

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

"Home for the Holidays" fundraiser, featuring The Headliners Band: 6 p.m. Dec. 17, Main Street Youth Theatre, 3000 Main St., Hilton Head Island. $40. 843-338-6230

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

A benefit event supporting the Princess Warriors Mission Trip to Tanzania: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 12, Central Church of Hilton Head Island, 975 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-290-9201. www.princesswarriors.net

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

Hilton Head Snow Day, hosted by the Island Rec Center and New River Auto Mall: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 26, Shelter Cove Community Park, Hilton Head Island. $10 for ages 2-17; adults are free. 843-681-7273. www.islandreccenter.org

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

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

Christmas in Art and Scripture: 7 p.m. Dec. 12, Parish Hall of The Church of the Cross, Calhoun Street Campus, 110 Calhoun St., Bluffton. 843-757-2661. www.thechurchofthecross.net

"'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

Festival of the Nativities, presented by Church of the Palms United Methodist: 9-10:30 a.m. Dec. 16, Church of the Palms United Methodist Church, S.C. 170 at Cherry Point, Okatie. 843-379-1888. www.palmsumc.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, The Baptist Church of Beaufort, 600 Charles St., Beaufort. Free. 843-252-4104

"Celebrating the Season," presented by the Low Country Community Band: 5 p.m. Dec. 16, St. John's Lutheran Church, 157 Lady's Island Road, Beaufort. Free. 843-208-8249

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

Christmas Eve Worship Service: 5 p.m. Dec. 24, Carteret Street United Methodist Church, 408 Carteret St., Beaufort. 843-524-3841. www.carteretstumc.org

"Christmas Eve Under the Stars"service, presented by St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24, Buckwalter Place, Bluffton. Free. 843-785-4711. www.hhiumc.com

Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service: 11 p.m. Dec. 24, Carteret Street United Methodist Church, 408 Carteret St., Beaufort. 843-524-3841. www.carteretstumc.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

Plant the Seed Ministry Christmas Meal: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 25, Atlantic Inn, 2249 Boundary St., Beaufort. Free. 843-575-2200

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

St. Gregory the Great Catholic School second annual Run/Health Walk: 3:30 p.m. Jan. 20, Pinckney Colony fields, Bluffton. $10. 843-304-9200

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

"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

Beaufort Railroaders Model Train exhibit: through Dec. 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

Alanon Steps and Study Group: noon Wednesdays, Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Ladys Island Drive, Beaufort. 843-785-9630

"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

Camera Club of Hilton Head Island -- Photography 101: 7 p.m. Wednesdays Jan. 16-Feb. 13, The Lens, Pineland Station, Hilton Head Island. $50 for members; $75 for nonmembers. 734-274-1796. www.cchhi.net

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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