Calendar of Lowcountry Events ... Jan. 24 and beyond

calendar@islandpacket.comJanuary 23, 2013 

"The Story of the Weeping Camel" film and lecture, presented by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: 3 p.m. Jan. 25, University of South Carolina Beaufort, Bluffton Campus, Hargray Building, Room 159. $8. 843-208-8247. olli.uscb.edu

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Theater

"A Skull in Connemara": 8 p.m. Jan. 30-Feb. 17 with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m., South Carolina Repertory Company, 136B Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. $28 for seniors; $30 for adults; $15 for students/military. 843-342-2057. www.hiltonheadtheatre.com

"The Odd Couple," presented by Sun City Community Theater: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1-2; 2 p.m. Feb. 3; Magnolia Hall, Sun City Hilton Head. $20. 843-645-2700

"I Hate Hamlet," presented by the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina: Feb. 5-25, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $44 for adults, $31 for children. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

"Annie," presented by May River Theatre Co.: 8 p.m. Feb. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23, 3 p.m. Feb. 10, 17 and 24, Bluffton Town Hall's Ulmer Auditorium, 20 Bridge St., Bluffton. $20. 843-837-7798. www.mayriverhteatre.com

"The Power of 1ne," a one-woman show about American voting rights activist and civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer, by Donna Lee Williams: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8-9, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $17 a person, $12 for students 13 and up; $7 for children 12 and younger; $12 for groups of 10 or more. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"Legally Blonde," presented by Hilton Head Preparatory School: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14-16; 2 p.m. Feb. 17, Hilton Head Island High School's Visual and Performing Arts Center, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. $20 for adults; $10 for students; $15 for seniors 60 and older 843-304-6280. www.hhprep.org

Auditions

"Chicago, The Musical," presented by Arts Center of Coastal Carolina: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 9, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Actors must be available for all rehearsals and performances. Auditions are by appointment only. Performers should prepare a song either from the show or in the style of the show. If you dance, please bring in-character shoes. Please wear clothing that shows off your figure. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. A monitor is not provided. Character descriptions are available on the website. 843-686-3945, ext. 236. www.artshhi.com

Music

Dr. JooSoo Son Organ Recital, presented by Providence Presbyterian Church: 5:30 p.m. Jan. 25, Providence Presbyterian Church, 171 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free, but donations go to the church's music ministry. 843-384-6232

"Triumph," presented by Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra: 4 p.m. Jan. 27; 8 p.m. Jan. 28, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $20; $35; $45. 843-842-2055. www.hhso.org

Lopez & Tabor piano and violin duo, sponsored by Fripp Island Friends of Music: 5 p.m. Jan. 27, Fripp Island Community Centre, 205 Tarpon Blvd., Fripp Island. $25; $10 for students. 843-838-6655. www.islc.net/friendsofmusic

Margaret Anne Smith Concert: 6 p.m. Jan. 27, Red Dam Baptist Church, 488 Red Dam Church Road, Hardeeville. Free. 843-784-6083. www.reddambaptistchurch.org

Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Youth Concerto Competition: 1:30 p.m. Feb. 2, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 50 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $10. 843-842-2055. www.hhso.org

Rusty Floyd, Brian Fatzinger and Friends, a folk music concert: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-3696. www.fpchhi.org

Afternoon Adagio, hosted by The Savannah Philharmonic: 1-4 p.m. Feb. 9, The Olde Pink House Ballroom, 23 Abercorn St., Savannah. $50 for members; $60 for nonmembers; $150 for patron tickets. 912-232-6002. www.savannahphilharmonic.org

"Hearts Afire," presented by the Hilton Head Shore Notes women's a cappella chorus: 7 p.m. Feb. 9, Hilton Head High School's Visual & Performing Arts Center, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. $20. 843-706-9877. www.hiltonheadshorenotes.com

"Music of the Masters," featuring pianist Sanford Jones, presented by Providence Presbyterian Church: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 15, Providence Presbyterian Church, 171 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free, but donations go to Gullah Museum of Hilton Head. 843-384-6232

"We Sing Love," a Mary Green Chorale Concert: Benefits NAMI Beaufort County. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. $75 "angel" admission; $35 general; $5 for students. 843-681-2200, ext. 2

St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church concert, featuring organist Debby Graves and Friends: 4 p.m. Feb. 17, St. Andrew By-The-Sea, 20 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-785-4711. www.hhiumc.com

An Evening with the Branford Marsalis Quartet: 8 p.m. Feb. 18, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $100. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

"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

Songwriters in the Round -- The Carolina Series: 3 p.m. March 3, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $17; $12 for students 13 and older; $7 for children 12 and younger; $12 for groups of 10 or more. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.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

"Goin' Down the River" exhibit, presented by the Beaufort History Museum: through Jan. 26, Beaufort History Museum, City Hall, 1911 Boundary St., Beaufort. Free. 843-277-1443. www.garrity.com

"Judged Member Show," presented by the Art League of Hilton Head: through Jan. 26, Art League's Walter Greer Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-2399. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Eyes on the Lowcountry," featuring Tom Korbutt and Wes Grady, presented by the Society of Bluffton Artists: through Feb. 3, SoBA Gallery, Church and Calhoun St., Bluffton. Free. 843-757-6586. www.sobagallery.com

Gloria Dalvini and "Southern Scenes" art show, presented by the Beaufort Art Association: through Feb. 16, Beaufort Art Association Gallery, 913 Bay St. Beaufort. 843-521-4444. www.beaufortartassociation.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

Sea Glass by Greg Rawls: through Feb. 28, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. Free. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"The Artists of Sea Pines": through May 8, CSA Gallery, 175 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-6961

"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

Pine Needle Basketry Demonstrations, featuring Donna Ireton, presented by the Art League of Hilton Head: 1-4 p.m. Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26, Art League's Walter Greer Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-2399. www.artleaguehhi.org

"The Homecoming," featuring the works of Terry Richard: Opening reception is 5-8 p.m. Feb. 8, Picture This Galllary, 78D Arrow Road, Hilton Head Island. Exhibit runs Feb. 4-March 2. 843-842-5299. www.picturethishiltonhead.com

God's Gifts for God's Children: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 9, Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 351 Buckwalter Parkway, Bluffton. 843-705-4447

Open studios and classes

Calligraphy Introduction with Natasha Lawrence: noon-3 p.m. Jan. 26, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $50, includes all materials. Registration required. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Calligraphy Introduction with Natasha Lawrence: noon-3 p.m. Feb. 2, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $50, includes all materials. Registration required. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Creative Bookbinding with Mary Leto: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 6-27, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $125. 843-686-3945 ext. 233. www.artshhi.com

"Beaufort Scenes," featuring Jay Kenga: 1-4 p.m. Feb 6-8, BAA Studio of the Beaufort Art Association, 913 Bay St., Beaufort. $75. 843-838-3205. www.beaufortartassociation.com

Basketry Basics and Beyond Workshop with Kim Keats: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 16, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $55. 843-384-2435. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"Concentration on Color," with Jim Lewis: 2-4 p.m. Feb. 26, Beaufort Art Association Gallery, 913 Bay St., Beaufort. $42. 843-838-3205

Intro to Plein Air Painting with Daryl Urig: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 25-26, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 27-28, Art League of Hilton Head, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $425. 843-681-5060. www.hhal.org

Call for artists

ArtFields: Seeking Southern artists to compete for cash prizes in Lake City exhibit April 19-28. Registration is through Feb. 1. www.artfieldssc.org

Call for Liars -- The Liars Competition at the Big Story Fest: Open to all styles, ages, residences. Preliminaries are Feb. 17, March 10, March 24; wildcard and finale are April 11-14, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $5-$10 registration fee. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Film

Lunchtime Movie Series: noon Tuesdays. Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. Bring a lunch and enjoy a movie. 843-255-6503. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"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

"The Story of the Weeping Camel" film and lecture, presented by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: 3 p.m. Jan. 25, University of South Carolina Beaufort, Bluffton Campus, Hargray Building, Room 159. $8. 843-208-8247. olli.uscb.edu

"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

"Cinema Paradiso" film and lecture, presented by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: 3 p.m. Feb. 1, University of South Carolina Beaufort, Bluffton Campus, Hargray Building, Room 159. $8. 843-208-8247. olli.uscb.edu

Literary

"Books Sandwiched in 2013" series, featuring "The Painted Veil," by Somerset Maugham, presented by Kathy Kilgore: noon Jan. 28, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. Free. 843-694-2864. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

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

Book signing, featuring J.C. Fewell, author of "Hurricane Sisters": 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 1-2, Booksalicious Book Store, 14 Promenade St., Bluffton. 843-815-5439

"Books Sandwiched in 2013" series, featuring "The Warmth of Other Suns -- The Epic Story of America's Great Migration," by Isabel Wilkerson, presented by the Rev. James E. Moore: noon Feb. 4, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. Free. 843-694-2864. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Book review featuring "The Team of Rivals -- The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln," by Doris Kearns Goodwin, reviewed by Janet Smith: noon Feb. 6, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6500

Book signing with Wilbur Cross, author of "Gullah Culture in America": 2 p.m. Feb. 10, Heritage Library History & Genealogy Center, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6560

"Books Sandwiched in 2013" series, featuring "The Hunger Games," by Suzanne Collins, presented by Blakely Williams: noon Feb. 11, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. Free. 843-694-2864. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

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

Book review featuring "Hiding in the Spotlight -- A Musical Prodigy's Story of Survival," by Greg Dawson, reviewed by Greg Dawson: noon Feb. 13, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6500

"Truer Words," a storytelling performance by author Kim Poovey: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 and 16, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $17; $12 for students 13 and older; $7 for children 12 and younger; $12 for groups of 10 or more. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"Short Story One, Two, Three," presented by J. C. Fewell, author of "Hurricane Sisters": 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Feb. 16-March 23, Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. 843-525-8205

"Books Sandwiched in 2013" series, featuring "The Paris Wife," by Paula McLain, presented by Nan Sutton: noon Feb. 18, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. Free. 843-694-2864. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Books Sandwiched in 2013" series, featuring "Steve Jobs: A Biography," by Walter Isaacson, presented by Joan Gilchrist: noon Feb. 25, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. Free. 843-694-2864. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Book review featuring "Crescent," by Diana AbuJaber, reviewed by Jack Shaheen: noon Feb. 27, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6500

"Books Sandwiched in 2013" series, featuring "The House of God -- The Classic Novel of Life and Death in an American Hospital," by Samuel Shem, presented by Dr. Thomas Downs: noon March 4, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. Free. 843-694-2864. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

KIDS AND FAMILIES

Junior Book Club with Darlene, for ages 10-12: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through March 19, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. Free. 843-255-6441. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Toddler Time with Darlene, for ages 2-3: 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays through March 20, 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 through March 20, 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 21, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. Free. 843-255-6441. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Miss Hilton Head Island Scholarship Pageant: 7 p.m. Jan. 26, Hilton Head High School Visual and Performing Arts Center, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. $20. 864-202-0558. www.misshiltonheadisland.org

"The Far Side of Nature": 3 p.m. Feb. 7, The Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $7. 843-689-6767, ext. 223

Bedtime Stories with Ms. Wendy for ages 2-8: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18, Panera Bread Cafe, Tanger 1, Bluffton. 843-255-6508

Bedtime Stories with Ms. Wendy for ages 2-8: 6:30 p.m. March 18, Panera Bread Cafe, Tanger 1, Bluffton. 843-255-6508

Bedtime Stories with Ms. Wendy for ages 2-8: 6:30 p.m. April 22, Panera Bread Cafe, Tanger 1, Bluffton. 843-255-6508

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

The Clemson University Extension Service 2013 Master Gardener classes: 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays, March 6-June 5, Hilton Head Public Service District, 21 Oak Park Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-255-6060, ext. 117

FARMERS MARKETS

The Farmers Market of Bluffton: noon-4 p.m. Thursdays, Calhoun Street, Old Town Bluffton. www.farmersmarketbluffton.com

Port Royal Farmers Market: 10 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

Lion's Club Camp Leo Benefit: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road, Hilton Head Island. $20 donation. www.facebook.com/HHIBeachandTennis

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

23rd annual winter Oyster Roast, sponsored by The Rotary Club of Bluffton: 5-8 p.m. Jan. 26, Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, Old Town Bluffton. 843-815-2277. www.blufftonrotary.org

UnCork the Festival: 6-8 p.m. Jan. 26, The Beach House, Holiday Inn, 1 South Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. $35. 843-686-4944. www.hiltonheadwineandfood.com/uncork.html

Lowcountry Soup Challenge: noon-3 p.m. Jan. 27, Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, 2 Grasslawn Ave., Hilton Head Island. $20. 843-689-6612. www.vimclinic.org

Second annual Mossy Oaks Elementary School Chili Cook-Off: 6-8 p.m. Feb. 1, Mossy Oaks Elementary School, 2510 Mossy Oaks Road, Beaufort. $3 a person; $12 a family of four or more. 843-322-2900

Gullah Fest: noon-3 p.m. Feb. 2, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

Valentine's Day Fundraiser, presented by the Hilton Head Humane Association: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 9, Pineland Station, Hilton Head Island. 843-342-6900

Oyster Roast, presented by the Hilton Head Humane Association: 3-5 p.m. Feb. 9, Casey's, 37 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8686

Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks Clambake: Benfits NAMI. 5-9 p.m. Feb. 9, Hudson's, 1 Hudson Road, Hilton Head Island. $40. 843-681-2200, ext. 2

Oyster Roast, presented by The Beaufort High School Big Green Booster Club: 5-10 p.m. Feb. 9, Live Oaks Park, Port Royal. $25; $40 per couple. 843-986-4093

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

Hearts For Heroes Wine Tasting: Benefits Hilton Head Heroes. 3-5 p.m. Feb. 10, Jump & Phil's Bar & Grill, 7 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. $25. 843-384-7847

Sweetheart Dance: Benfits Programs for Exceptional People. 7-10 p.m. Feb. 15, Hilton Head Beach & Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road, Hilton Head Island. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. 843-681-8413

A Glide Down Venice Canals, the sixth annual Celebration of Justice: Benefits Lowcountry Legal Volunteers. 6 p.m. Feb. 16, Country Club of Hilton Head, 70 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. $75. 843-815-1570. www.lclv.org

Bands, Brews & BBQ: Benefits Friends of Caroline Hospice. 6-9 p.m. Feb. 22; noon-4 p.m. Feb. 23, Parris Avenue, Port Royal. $20; $35 both days. 843-525-6257

Red Apron Chili Cookoff: Benefits Bluffton Self Help. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 23, Tanger 2 Outlets, Bluffton. $5. 843-757-8000. www.blufftonselfhelp.org

"Cocktails on the Cove": Benefits The Zoe Foundation's Harper Project. 6-9 p.m. Feb. 23, Ela's Blue Water Grille, Shelver Cove, Hilton Head Island. $45 before Feb. 15; $55 after Feb. 15. 404-933-0636. www.zoe-foundation.org

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

Savannah Stopover Music Festival: March 7-9. Various locations in and around downtown Savannah. $30 for a day pass; $75 for a three-day pass; $120 for VIP three-day pass. www.savannahstopover.com

Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting and Silent Auction: 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 8, The Sea Pines Country Club, 30 Governors Road, Hilton Head Island. $90. 843-686-4944. www.hiltonheadwineandfood.com

Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival and Silent Auction: noon-3 p.m. March 9, The Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $50 general admission; military ID half price. 843-686-4944. www.hiltonheadwineandfood.com

"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

Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest: 5-8 p.m. April 5; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 6, Shelter Cove Community Park, Hilton Head Island. $5; free for children 12 and younger. www.davidmcarmines.org

Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce's Taste of Bluffton, presented by Covert Aire: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 13, State Street in the Bluffton Village, Bluffton. Free. 843-757-1010. www.tasteofbluffton.com

TOURNAMENTS, WALKS AND RACES

11th annual Publix Hilton Head Island Half Marathon 10K and 5K: 8 a.m. Feb. 9, Jarvis Creek Park, Hilton Head Island. 843-757-8520. www.bearfootsports.com

Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse Race 4 Love 5K Run/Walk: 10 a.m. Feb. 16, Cat Island. $25 for run; $20 for walk; $30/$25 for race day registration. 843-770-1074, ext. 221. www.codalowcountry.org

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

Breastfeeding Support Group: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Hilton Head Hospital, 25 Hospital Center Blvd., Hilton Head Island. Free. 1-877-582-2737

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

Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter SC 0296: 9:30-9:45 a.m. weigh-in; 10:30 a.m. meeting Fridays, Faith Lutheran Church's Fellowship Hall, 1812 Boundary St., Beaufort. 843-379-3081

"Hearts on the Mend" -- a five-week grief series, presented by Hospice Care of America: 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 12, Heritage Medical Building, 460 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-785-5901

Prepared Childbirth Education: Three-week class Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 21, 28, March 7; One-day class Jan. 26 or Feb. 23, Hilton Head Hospital, 25 Hospital Center Blvd., Hilton Head Island. $75. 1-877-582-2737

Healing After Loss, presented by The Church of the Cross: 3-5 p.m. Sundays, beginning Jan. 27, The Church of the Cross, 110 Calhoun St., Bluffton. $25. 843-757-2661. www.thechurchofthecross.net

Divorce Care, presented by The Church of the Cross: 7-9 p.m. Mondays, beginning Jan. 28, The Church of the Cross, 110 Calhoun St., Bluffton. $15. 843-757-2661. www.thechurchofthecross.net

The Quest for Wellness: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 29-Feb. 26, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-3696. www.fpchhi.org

Bluffton Health Fair, presented by The Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 29, The Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, 217 Goethe Road, Bluffton. Free. 843-757-1010

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class: 7-9 p.m. Jan. 28, Feb. 25, Hilton Head Hospital, 25 Hospital Center Blvd., Hilton Head Island. Free. 877-582-2737

Veterans Seminar -- for veterans, spouses, caregivers and friends who want more information about various pension programs for today's veteran: 11 a.m. Jan. 31, Riverside at Belfair, 60 Oak Forest Road, Bluffton. Free. 843-815-2338

Healthy Women, Healthy Lives: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 6, Country Club of Hilton Head, 70 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. $36. 843-295-0131

Food and You -- Heart Health: 11 a.m. Feb. 8, Indigo Pines. 110 Gardner Drive, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-342-3228

"Healing for the Broken Hearted" workshop: 11:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Feb. 12, S.H.A.R.E. Senior Center, 6 Office Way, Suite 915, Hilton Head Island. Lunch is provided. Free. 843-785-5901

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

"An Evening with Al Gore," with Charlie Rose as moderator, presented by the 92nd Street Y live simulcast series: 8 p.m. Jan. 29, Congregation Beth Yam, 4501 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. 843-689-2178

Veterans Seminar -- for veterans, spouses, caregivers and friends who want more information about various pension programs for today's veteran: 11 a.m. Jan. 31, Riverside at Belfair, 60 Oak Forest Road, Bluffton. Free. 843-815-2338

Safe Boating Winter Seminar Series from the Hilton Head Sail & Power Squadron: 9-11 a.m. Feb. 9 and March 9, Hilton Head SHARE Center, 6 Office Way. Different topics covered each session. $40. 843-785-8876. leslie_gilroy@yahoo.com

"Music & the Brain": 4-7:30 p.m. Feb. 11, University of South Carolina Beaufort's Bluffton Campus Library, 1 University Blvd., Bluffton. 843-681-2200, ext. 6

Second annual Hilton Head Golf Forum, presented by Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy and Hilton Head Hospital: 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 12, Palmetto Dunes Centre Court Conference Center, 20 Carnoustie Road, Hilton Head Island. $5. 843-785-1138

"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

Bridge Clinics for Intermediate players: 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Bridge Club at Port Royal Plaza. $15 a session. 843-689-6239

Drinking Liberally: 5:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Skull Creek Boathouse, 397 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. chess@hargray.com

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

Beaufort Shag Club: 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays and 8-11 p.m. Saturdays, Amvets Post 70, 1831 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. $25. Must register for lessons. 843-812-3486. www.beaufortshagclub.com

Hilton Head Miniaturists: Dollhouse-related miniatures. 1 p.m., first Thursday of every month, Palmetto Electric Community Room, 111 Mathews Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6986

Bridge Workshops for Beginner Plus players: 10 a.m. Fridays, Bridge Club at Port Royal Plaza. $10 a session. 843-689-6239

Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority Founder's Day Lunch: 11:30 a.m. Jan. 27, Mulberry Street Trattoria, 1476 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. $25. 843-342-5300

Lowcountry Coalition Against Human Trafficking meeting: 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 1, Church of the Palms United Methodist, 1425 Okatie Highway, Okatie. 843-681-6959

Beaufort Kennel Club's Spring Obedience Classes: 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, Feb. 2-March 9, Beaufort Kennel Club, 844 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. $90. 843-986-0834

Illinois Group lunch buffet: noon Feb. 2, Gruby's, 198 Okatie Village Drive, Bluffton. $29. 843-705-9779

JARM Adoptions: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 2, PetCo, 1007 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. $100 for felines; $125 for canines. 843-726-7799. www.jarmission.org

Elks Superbowl Party: 6 p.m. Feb. 3, The Elks Lodge, 23 Plantation Park Drive, Bluffton. $25. 843-706-3554

Safe Boating Winter Seminar Series from the Hilton Head Sail & Power Squadron: 9-11 a.m. Feb. 9 and March 9, Hilton Head SHARE Center, 6 Office Way. Different topics covered each session. $40. 843-785-8876. leslie_gilroy@yahoo.com

Lowcountry Christian Women's Connection: 11:30 a.m. Feb. 20, Hampton Hall Club House, Bluffton. $24. 843-705-7950

The Palmetto Quilt Guild monthly meeting: 1 p.m. Feb. 21, Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road, Hilton Head Island. $5 fee for guests. 843-757-2613. www.palmettoquiltguild.org

Camera Club of Hilton Head Island meeting: 7 p.m. Feb. 26, All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. Free. www.cchhi.net

The Hilton Head Island Kennel Club's 16th annual All Breed Dog Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 2-3, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $5 parking for one day; $7 for two days. 843-726-3237

National Marquette Day: 1:30 p.m. March 2, Jump N Phils, 7 Greenwood Drive No. 3B, Hilton Head Island. 843-706-2406

ETC.

Intermediate computer class: 11 a.m.-noon through Jan. 30, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6525. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

AARP Driver Safety Program Courses: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 25, Summit Place, 1119 Pickpocket Plantation Drive, Beaufort. $14, $12 AARP members. 843-521-1941

Library 101: 10:30 a.m. Jan. 28, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6525. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Introduction to Microsoft Word: 2-3 p.m. Jan. 29, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6525. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Genealogy Workshop: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Jan. 30, Heritage Library History and Genealogy Center, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $40 for members; $45 for nonmembers. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org

iPad Basics: 2-4 p.m. Feb. 4; 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 7; 2-4 p.m. Feb. 18, 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 21; Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6503. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Resume Workshop: 2-4 p.m. Feb. 5; 2-4 p.m. Feb. 19, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6503. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Red Cross new volunteer/disaster services orientation classes: 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Feb. 13, March 14, 26, April 11, 23, Palmetto Service Center, 59 Sheridan Park Circle, Bluffton. 843-757-7437

Getting started using your PC: 2-4 p.m. Feb. 13 and Feb. 15, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6503. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Introduction to Microsoft Word: 2-4 p.m. Feb. 18, Feb. 20, Feb. 22, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6503. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Facebook 101: 10-11:30 a.m. Feb. 19, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6503. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

PetSmart National Adoption weekend: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 23-24, Petsmart, 30 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. 843-836-2020

Facebook 102: 10-11:30 a.m. Feb. 26, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6503. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

University of South Carolina Beaufort Conversational Language classes: Spanish and Italian. March 25-28. University of South Carolina Beaufort, 1 University Blvd., Bluffton; Pineland Station Mall, 1 Matthews Drive, Suite 304A, Hilton Head Island. $175. Call for specific times, levels and locations of each class. 843-208-8237. www.uscb.edu/continuinged

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