Calendar of Lowcountry Events ... Feb. 28 and beyond

calendar@islandpacket.comMarch 1, 2013 

Sun City Synchronettes: 6 p.m. March 1; 11 a.m. March 2; 3 p.m. March 3, Purrysburg Indoor Pool, Sun City Hilton Head. $8. 843-705-6127

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Theater

"Bye Bye Birdie," presented by Main Street Youth Theatre: 7 p.m. March 6-9, 13-16; 2 p.m. March 10, Main Street Theatre, 3000 Main St., Hilton Head Island. $20; $18 for seniors; $10 for students. 843-689-6246. www.msyt.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

"Gypsy," presented by The Sun City Community Theatre: 7:30 p.m. March 14-16, 2 p.m. March 17, Sun City Community Theatre, Sun City Hilton Head. $23. 843-645-2700

Dance

Sun City Synchronettes: 6 p.m. March 1; 11 a.m. March 2; 3 p.m. March 3, Purrysburg Indoor Pool, Sun City Hilton Head. $8. 843-705-6127

Hilton Head Island Partner Dance Society Milonga: 7 p.m. March 9, Hilton Head Island Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. $10. 609-731-3024. www.islandreccenter.org

Music

"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

Hilton Head Barbershoppers Journey to Musical and Social Harmony: 7:30 p.m. March 1-2, Hilton Head Island High School Visual and Performing Arts Center, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. $20; $15 if bought from a barbershopper. 843-290-9517. www.hhibarbershoppers.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

Hilton Head International Piano Competition for Young Artists: March 4-9, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $35, $50, $65. 843-842-2055

Les Petits Chanteurs de Nogent-sur-Marne, presented by The Parish Church of St. Helena: 6 p.m. March 5, The Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church St., Beaufort. Free. 843-522-1712, ext. 214

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

11th annual "Bach Birthday Bash," presented by the Low Country Chapter AGO as part of its Music at Noon series: noon March 8, St. Luke's Church, 50 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. 888-840-0152. www.lowcountryago.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

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

"Friends and Art ... Love Made Visible," the art of Marilee Sartori and Dusty Conner: through March 25, The University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. Opening reception is 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 1. 843-521-4100

Sea Glass by Greg Rawls: through March 2, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. Closing reception is 6-8 p.m. March 1. 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

Art on Fire: 6 p.m. March 1, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. Free. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Open studios and classes

"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

"Become a Better Photographer": 3-5 p.m. Thursdays March 4-April 4, The Fresh Market Shoppes, Hilton Head Island. $30 for individual classes, $130 for all four classes. 843-842-5252

Sea Glass: a Glass Fusing workshop with Greg Rawls: 6:30 p.m. March 7, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $75. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Basketry Basics and Beyond, Encore Workshop with Kim Keats: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 9, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $55. 843-384-2435. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"The Art of Rug Hooking" exhibition and demonstration: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 9, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6503. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Carving and Sculpting Soapstone with Karen Brodie: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 16, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $115. 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

"Side by Side Show," presented by The Society of Bluffton Artists: Photographers wishing to take part in the competition -- in which painters paint their work -- should bring their entries 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb 26 to the SoBA Gallery, corner of Church and Calhoun streets, Old Town Bluffton. Bring one or two 5x7 photographs of your entry. All photos are property of the artist and will be returned after the event. The photographs will be available at the gallery during business hours for review to all artists who wish to enter the competition. Artists will select a photograph from which to create a painting. Any medium or genre may be used to create the art. All work must be entered at the gallery during the change of show 10 a.m.-noon April 1. $15 SoBA members; $25 nonmembers. 843-757-6586. www.sobagallery.com

Call for Liars -- The Liars Competition at the Big Story Fest: Open to all styles, ages, residences. Preliminaries are March 10 and March 24; wild card 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 producer, Jim Wood: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Park Plaza Cinemas, 33 Office Park Road, Hilton Head Island. $10. 843-715-0479

"October Baby," presented by Beaufort Women's Center: 7 p.m. March 5, Community Bible Church, 638 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. Free. 843-525-0300

"October Baby": 7 and 9 p.m., March 12, Park Plaza Cinemas, 33 Office Park Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-715-0479

"Sea Island Secrets": 6 p.m. March 20, Beaufort City Hall, 1911 Boundary St., Beaufort. $15 for nonmembers; $10 for members. www.beauforthistorymuseum.com

Literary

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

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

Book signing with Pamela Smith, author of "Mark Time": 1-3 p.m. March 9, Heaven Sent, Scottish Mill Shop, 1200 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. 888-361-9473

"Do the Write Thing: A Creativity Workshop": 10:30 a.m. March 19; 10:30 a.m. March 21, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6503. 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

Youth ArtsFest Community Festival: noon-4 p.m. March 2, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Free. www.artshhi.com

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

The Hilton Head Audubon Society guided walks: 10 a.m. Thursdays, March-May, Audubon Newhall Preserve, 55 Palmetto Bay Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 651-491-1851

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

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

Poker Run, sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings Beaufort: Benefits three-legged puppy Merlin at Palmetto Animal League. 10 a.m. March 2, Buffalo Wild Wings, 121 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort. $15 for single rider/$20 for dual riders. 843-812-5937

Jasper Animal Rescue Mission Adoptions: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., March 2, PetCo, 1007 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. $100 for cats; $125 for dogs. 843-726-7799. www.jarmission.org

Third annual A-Town Get Down Music & Arts Festival: noon-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

Youth ArtsFest Community Festival: noon-4 p.m. March 2, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Free. www.artshhi.com

16th annual All Breed Dog Show, presented by Hilton Head Island Kennel Club: March 2-3, The Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-726-3237

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

Area In Motion Community Walk: 10-11 a.m., March 9, Hilton Head Island High School Track, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-4800

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

Oyster Roast Fundraiser: 6 p.m. March 9, Red Dam Baptist Church, 488 Red Dam Road, Hardeeville. $10. 843-784-6083. www.reddambaptistchurch.org

Bluffton Township Fire District Chili Dinner: noon-3 p.m. March 10, Bluffton Township Fire District, 357 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. $7; $5 for children or seniors older than 65. 843-757 2800. www.blufftonfd.com

St. Patrick's Day Italian-Irish Hoolie: 5-7 p.m. March 10, The Pavillion, Sun City Hilton. $15 for members; $20 for nonmembers. 843-705-2771

National Quilting Day open house: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 16, Quilters Public Square, 1 Mathews Drive, Pineland Station, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-757-2613. www.palmettoquiltguild.org

The Four Freshmen Benefit Event: 5 and 8 p.m. March 16, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $50. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

The 78th Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens, presented by Women of Christ Church Anglican and the Historic Savannah Foundation: Benefits community organizations in Savannah. March 21-24. 912-234-8054. $45. www.savannahtourofhomes.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

Happy Days for HELP fundraiser: 6 p.m. April 6, The Shed, 809 Paris Ave., Port Royal. $40; $75 for two. 843-846-8655. www.helpofbeaufort.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

Wild Women's Tea Party fundraiser: Benefits Lowcountry Legal Volunteers. 2-4 p.m. April 13, The Newton home, Myrtle Island Road, Bluffton. $25. 843-815-1570. www.lclv.org

Savannah Fashion Week -- 2013 Fashion Runway Show: 7:30 p.m. April 25, Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. $30, $40, $55. 912-525-5050. www.savannahfashionweek.org

EASTER

Children's Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt: 10:30 a.m. March 23, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-3696. www.fpchhi.org

Holy Week, presented by First Presbyterian Church Hilton Head Island: March 24-31, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Call for times. 843-681-3696. www.fpchhi.org

Second annual Community Easter Egg Hunt: 4-7 p.m. March 30, Sam Bennett Sport Complex Field, Buckwalter, Bluffton. 843-368-6755

TOURNAMENTS, WALKS AND RACES

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

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

18th Subaru of Hilton Head Shamrock Run: 8 a.m. March 16, Heritage Plaza, 81 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $25 pre-registration. 843-757-8520. www.bearfootsports.com

10th annual St. Patty's Golf Tournament: Benefits Beaufort Water Search and Rescue and Fripp Marine Rescue. 9 a.m. March 23, Ocean Creek Golf Course, 90 Ocean Creek Blvd., Fripp Island. $75 a player, four-player teams. 843-838-5788. www.bwsar.org/golf

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

The 14th annual Zonta Club of Hilton Head Island Charity Golf Tournament: 1 p.m. April 27, Golden Bear Golf Club, 72 Golden Bear Way, Hilton Head Island. www.zontahhi.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

Insights, support group: 1:30 p.m. Mondays, Unitarian Universalist Church, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. 843-682-3191

Emotions Anonymous: 6:30 p.m. Mondays, 12-step program for emotional well-being. 843-252-2479

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

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

Aging or Ill open discussion, presented by Lowcountry Medical Group, feturing Dr. Carl Derrick, III: 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Lowcountry Medical Group, 300 Midtown Drive, Beaufort. 843-605-3155

Coalition for Aging in Place monthly meeting: 2-3 p.m. March 4, Bluffton/Okatie Outpatient Center, 40 Okatie Center Blvd., Okatie. 843-368-2483

"Avoid Mismanaging Medications," presented at the Parkinson's Support Group's monthly meeting: 1:30 p.m. March 7, Fellowship Hall of Shell Point Baptist Church, 871 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. 843-252-3001

Care for the Caregiver: 7 p.m. March 7, Indigo Pines Independent Retirement Living, 110 Gardner Drive, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-342-3228

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

92nd Street Y Lectures and Conversations webcast series with Brian Williams with Jonathan Tisch: 8 p.m. Feb. 27, Congregation Beth Yam, 4501 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. 843-689-2178. www.bethyam.org

Land Preservation in Beaufort County: 3 p.m. Feb. 28, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $7. 843-689-6767, ext. 224

Around the World with 80 Birds: 6 p.m. Feb. 28, Fripp Island Community Centre, 205 Tarpon Blvd., Fripp Island. Free. 843-441-2153. www.islc.net/audubon

Early American Schoolgirl Samplers and Needlework lecture: 10:30 a.m. March 1, Hilton Head Public Service District Building, 21 Oak Park Drive, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-208-2750. www.antiquesamplers.com

"Lo & Behold: Tabby in Texas!," by Dr. Janet Gritzer: 5:30-7 p.m., March 4, Verdier House, 801 Bay St., Beaufort. $15-$30 for lecture; $19 for dinner at Saltus. 843-379-3331. www.historicbeaufort.org

Armchair Travel lecture series: 3 p.m. Thursdays March 7-28, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6503. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Caregiver Seminiar, presented by Indigo Pines: 7 p.m. March 7, Indigo Pines, 110 Gardner Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-342-3228

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

Leadership Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Alumni Association "Lunch and Learn with James Felder": noon March 13, Country Club of Hilton Head, 70 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. $18 member; $24 for nonmembers. 843-363-4032. www.leadhhibalumni.org

Low Country Habitats, presented by Hilton Head Audubon Society: 3 p.m. March 14, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-689-3033. www.hiltonheadaudubon.org

"South Carolina's Rice Fields: Understanding the Historical and Ecological Significance of a Landscape," by Dr. Travis Folk: 5:30-7 p.m. March 25, Verdier House, 801 Bay St., Beaufort. $15-$30 for reception and lecture; $19 for dinner at Saltus. 843-379-3331. www.historicbeaufort.org

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

Interfaith Friends -- A Social Group of Widows or Widowers (WOW): 7 p.m. every third Thursday, All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. 843-301-1086

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

The American Association of University Women, featuring Jean Keefe: 6 p.m. Feb. 26, Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. 843-522-2796

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 Leadership Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Alumni Association social/educational event: 5 p.m. Feb. 28, Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks, 1 Hudson Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-4032

First Friday Networking Event for the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce: 6-7:30 p.m. March 1, Whale Branch Elementary School, 15 Stuart Point Road, Seabrook. 843-986-1102

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

Junior Shag Club March Dance Party, presented by The Beaufort Shag Club: 4-6 p.m. March 3, AMVETS Post 70, 1831 Ribaut Road, Port Royal. Free. Open to ages 8-18. www.beaufortshagclub.com

Reinventing Our Careers: 11:45 a.m. March 6, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-3696. www.fpchhi.org

Camera Club of Hilton Head Island -- Photography 101: 7 p.m. Thursdays, March 7-April 4, The LENS, Pineland Station, Hilton Head Island. $50 for members; $75 for nonmembers. 734-274-1796. www.cchhi.net

Hilton Head Ski Club: 5-7 p.m. March 8, Wiseguys, 1513 Main St., Hilton Head Island. 843-681-4181. www.hiltonheadskiclub.com

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

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

League of Women Voters meeting, featuring Lisa Sulka: 10 a.m. March 13, Fellowship Hall, LowCountry Presbyterian Church, 10 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton. Free. 843-837-3436. www.lwvhhi.org

The Opera Lovers of Hilton Head present "Samson et Dalila": 1 p.m. March 13, The Seabrook, 300 Woodhaven Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-715- 2610

The American Association of University Women of Hilton Head Island/Southern Beaufort County: 10:30 a.m. March 14, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-4062

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

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

ETC.

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

Target practice: Saturdays, Old Day Care Center Road, Ridgeland. Free. 843-683-4407. www.targetgunrange.com

Introduction to Microsoft Word: 2-4 p.m. Feb. 22, 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

AARP Driver Safety Program Course: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 1, Summit Place of Beaufort, 1119 Pickpocket Plantation Drive, Beaufort. $14 for course materials; $12 for AARP members. 843-521-1941

AARP Driver Safety Program Course: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 2, Pinckney Hall, Sun City Hilton Head. $14 for course materials; $12 for AARP members. 843-705-5692

Resume Workshop: 2-4 p.m. March 5; 2-4 p.m. March 26, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6503. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Introduction to Microsoft Excel: 2-4 p.m. March 11, March 12 and March 14, Bluffton Library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6503. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Getting started using your PC: 2-4 p.m. March 13 and March 15, 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. March 14, 26, April 11, 23, Palmetto Service Center, 59 Sheridan Park Circle, Bluffton. 843-757-7437

AARP Driver Safety Program Course: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 18, Hidden Cypress, Sun City Hilton Head. $14 for course materials; $12 for AARP members. 843-705-5692

Introduction to Power Point: 2-4 p.m. March 18, March 20 and March 22, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6503. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Safe Boating Course, presented by the Hilton Head Sail and Power Squadron: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. March 23 and 30, Hilton Head Boathouse, 405 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-8876

AARP Driver Safety Program Course: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 23, Sea Pines Community Center. $14 for course materials; $12 for AARP members. 843-671-2594

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

AARP Driver Safety Program Course: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 24, Tide Pointe, 700 Tidepointe Way, Hilton Head Island. $14 for course materials; $12 for AARP members. 843-671-2594

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