Calendar of Lowcountry Events ... Feb. 7 and beyond

calendar@islandpacket.comFebruary 6, 2013 

"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

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Theater

"A Skull in Connemara": 8 p.m. through 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

"I Hate Hamlet," presented by the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina: through Feb. 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. 404-538-0333. www.hhprep.org

"High School Musical 2," presented by Hilton Head Christian Academy: 7 p.m. March 14-16, Hilton Head High School Visual and Performing Arts Center, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. $12; $8 for students. 843-681-2878

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

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

Watoto Children's Choir: 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Feb. 10, First Baptist Church, 100 South Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-785-4478

Anniversary Organ Concert: 4 p.m. Feb. 10, All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-8333. www.allsaints-hhi.org

"Antonio Vivaldi," presented by Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra: 8 p.m. Feb. 11, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $45; $35; $20. 843-842-2055. www.hhso.org

"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

The Stars from The Temptations, Platters, Coasters and Drifters: 7 p.m. Feb. 23, Hilton Head Island High School Visual and Performing Arts Center, 70 Wilbon Road, Hilton Head Island. Buy one, get one free tickets until Jan. 30. $40-$60. 877-398-3756

Christopher Berg -- Classical Guitar and Lute, sponsored by Fripp Island Friends of Music: 5 p.m. Feb. 24, Fripp Island Community Centre, 205 Tarpon Blvd, Fripp Island. $25; $10 for students. 843-838-6655. www.islc.net/friendsofmusic

"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

Savannah Winds Spring Concert: 7:30 p.m. March 5, Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St., Savannah. $14. 912-344-3169

"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

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

"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

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

The Old Town Bluffton Art District Winter Art Walk: 3-7 p.m. Feb. 15, Old Town Bluffton. 843-757-8185

All Saints Episcopal Church Garden Tour's Exhibit of Floral Art: 5-7 p.m. Feb. 19, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-540-9775. www.allsaintsgardentour.com

Open studios and classes

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

Sea Glass -- Introduction to Glass Fusing with Greg Rawls: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $75. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Jewelry Making: 4:30 p.m. March 19, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

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

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

"Hell and Mr. Fudge," featuring an appearance by the producer: 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Park Plaza Cinemas, 33 Office Park Road, Hilton Head Island. $10. 843-715-0479

Literary

Friends of Pratt Memorial Library book sale: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 9, Friends of Pratt Memorial Library, 451 E. Wilson Street, Ridgeland. 843 368-1590

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

Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday: 2 p.m. March 2, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"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 through March 21, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. Free. 843-255-6441. www.beaufortcountylibrary.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

Valentine's Day at The Storybook Shoppe, for ages 4-6: 10 a.m. Feb. 9; 3:30 p.m. Feb. 14, The Storybook Shoppe, 41 Calhoun St., Bluffton. Free. 843-757-2600. www.thestorybookshoppe.com

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

Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday: 2 p.m. March 2, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Junior Book Club, for ages 7-12: 4 p.m. Mondays, March 4-25, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Storytimes for ages 2-6: 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, March 5-26, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Thrilling Thursdays, for ages 12-18: 5 p.m. Thursdays, March 7-28, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Friends of the Library Super Saturday Family Program: 11 a.m. March 9, Hilton Head library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6529

Bottlenose Dolphin and the Dolphin Project: 3 p.m. March 12, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $7. 843-689-6767, ext. 224

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

ABC Reads "Ready Player One," by Ernest Cline: 4 p.m. March 26, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

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

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

Jasper Animal Rescue Mission Adoptions: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 9, PetSmart, 322 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort. $100 for cats; $125 for dogs. 843-726-7799. www.jarmission.org

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

Artisans' Fair: Benefits Habitat for Humanity, Family Promise, Back Pack Buddies. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 9, Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 351 Buckwalter Parkway, Bluffton. 843-757-5864

"Black and White Ball," presented by Greater Pentecostal Temple and the Agape Family Life Center: 7 p.m. Feb. 9, Agape Family Life Center, 5855 S. Okatie Hwy., Hardeeville. 843-784 6988

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

The 17th Annual Hilton Head Gullah Celebration: 6 p.m. Feb. 10, Sea Pines Conference Center, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. $25. 843-255-7303

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

Jasper Animal Resuce Mission Adoptions: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 16, Petsmart, 30 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. $125 for dogs; $100 for cats. 843-726-7799. www.jarmission.org

Spaghetti Dinner, provided by Beaufort Yellow Footprints Detachment of the Marine Corps League's Scholarship Fund: 1-6 p.m. Feb. 16, AmVets Hall, 1831 Ribaut Road, Port Royal. $10. 843-525-1059

First Gospel Extravaganza, presented by The Low Bottom Gullah Fest Committee and St. Luke Baptist Church: 5 p.m. Feb. 16, Academy for Career Excellence, 80 Lowcountry Drive, Ridgeland. $10 in advance; $12 at door. 843-247-2199

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

The Low Country Kappa Delta Alumnae Association Team Trivia Night: 7-9 p.m. Feb. 28, TailGators Bar and Grill, 430 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-384-4612. www.capabeaufort.org

Third annual A-Town Get Down Music & Arts Festival: 12 p.m.- midnight, March 2, Charles H. Morris Center, 10 E. Broad St., Savannah. $15 in advance; $20 at door; $10 for students, $15 for students at door; $40 for VIP passes; free for children 12 and younger. www.a-towngetdown.com

Jewels and Jeans, sponsored by the Beaufort County School District 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. 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

Pre-Wingfest Party: 5-8 p.m. March 22, Shelter Cove Community Park, Hilton Head Island.

18th annual Wingfest: Benefits Hilton Head Island Recreation Association's Children's Scholarship Fund. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. March 23, Shelter Cove Community Park, Hilton Head Island. $5; children younger than 10 are free. 843-681-7273. www.islandreccenter.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

Beaufort Young Life 2013 golf tournament: 12:30 p.m. April 22, Dataw Island Gold Club: 100 Dawtaw Club Road, St Helena Island. $100. 843-321-8441. www.beaufort.younglife.org

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Adult Grief Support Group: 11:30 a.m. every fourth Monday of the month, Friends of Caroline Hospice, 1110 13th St., Port Royal. 843-525-6257

Chain Gang Bicycle Club: 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Comfortable bike rides in the Hilton Head Island area, followed by a social lunch. 843-682-2018

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

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

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

Parkinson's Disease lecture, hosted by Helena House: 1:30 p.m. Feb. 7, Helena House, 1624 Paris Ave., Port Royal. 843-982-0233

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

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

Beaks for All Occasions, presented by Hilton Head Audubon Society: 3 p.m. Feb. 14, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-689-3033. www.hiltonheadaudubon.org

"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

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

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

The Lowcountry Women's Fellowship Women's Valentine luncheon: 1-3 p.m. Feb. 9, Cat Island Pub and Grill, 8 Waveland Ave., Cat Island. $15. 843-322-0262

The Hilton Head Hospital Better Breathers Club lung health program: noon-1:30 p.m. Feb. 13, Hilton Head Hospital, 25 Hospital Center Blvd., Hilton Head Island. 843-682-7370

The Opera Lovers of Hilton Head presents Jules Massenet's famous opera, "Werther": 1 p.m. Feb. 13, The Seabrook, 300 Woodhaven Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-2610

Thomas Heyward Jr. Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution: 2 p.m. Feb. 14, Sea Islands Service Center, 408 Carteret St., Beaufort. 843-525-0158

Hilton Head Island Ski Club: 5-7 p.m. Feb. 15, 9 Promenade, The Promenade, Bluffton. 843-681-4181. www.hiltonheadislandskiclub.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

Military Association of America Low Country Chapter meeting and luncheon: 11:30 a.m. Feb. 22, Dataw Island Club, 100 Dataw Club Road, Dataw Island. $20. 843-524-5577. www.lcmoaa.pcriot.com

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

Bluffton Historical Preservation Society annual meeting, luncheon and lecture: noon Feb. 28, Bluffton United Methodist Church, 101 Calhoun St., Bluffton. $10. 843-757-6293

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

The Women's Business Expo: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 9, Ebenezer Church, 35 Pinckney Colony Road, Bluffton. 843-815-3115

The Palmetto Quilt Guild, featuring Teri Henderson Tope: 1 p.m. March 21, Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road, Hilton Head Island. $5. 843-757-2613. www.palmettoquiltguild.org

ETC.

"How to Give the BestPresentation of Your Life": 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 6 - March 6, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6525. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

iPad Basics: 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

Introduction to Facebook: 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 11, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6525. 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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