Lowcountry calendar of events ... Oct. 24 and beyond

calendar@islandpacket.comOctober 24, 2013 

"Caution: Men Thinking," presented by Robert Dubac: through Oct. 26, Hilton Head Comedy and Magic Club, 18 Harbourside Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-7757

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Theater

"Caution: Men Thinking," presented by Robert Dubac: through Oct. 26, Hilton Head Comedy and Magic Club, 18 Harbourside Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-7757

"One for the Road," featuring Bill Patton: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25-27; 3 p.m. Oct. 27, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $17; $12 for students; $7 for children 12 and younger; $12 for groups of 10 or more. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"4000 Miles," presented by South Carolina Repertory Company: Nov. 6-24, South Carolina Repertory Company, Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-342-2057. www.hiltonheadtheatre.com

"Forbidden Broadway," presented by Arts Center of Coastal Carolina: 8 p.m. Nov. 7-9; 2 p.m. Nov. 10; Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $50. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

"Company," presented by May River Theatre Co.: 8 p.m.; 3 p.m. Sunday matinees, Nov. 8-24, Ulmer Auditorium, Bluffton Town Hall, Bluffton. $25. 843-815-5581. www.mayrivertheatre.com

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" presented by Hilton Head Preparatory School: 7 p.m. Nov. 9-10, Hilton Head Prep Courtyard, 8 Fox Grape Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-8506. www.hhprep.org

"The Man Who Came to Dinner," presented by Sun City Community Theater: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15-16; 2 p.m. Nov. 18, Magnolia Hall, Sun City Hilton Head. $20. 843-645-2700

"The Little Match Girl" presented by Gibbes Museum of Art: 11 a.m. Nov. 16, Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St., Charleston. $10; $5 for children. 843-722-2706, ext. 41

"42nd Street": Dec. 4-29, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $55; $37. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

"The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy": Jan. 14-15, North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston. $32-$62. www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

"Shipwrecked," presented by South Carolina Repertory Company: Jan 22-Feb. 9, South Carolina Repertory Company, Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-342-2057. www.hiltonheadtheatre.com

"South Pathetic," presented by South Carolina Repertory Company: March 17-30, South Carolina Repertory Company, Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-342-2057. www.hiltonheadtheatre.com

"The Outgoing Tide," presented by South Carolina Repertory Company: April 28-May 11, South Carolina Repertory Company, Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-342-2057. www.hiltonheadtheatre.com

Auditions

"Messiah" singers needed: Those interested asked to attend rehearsals at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 5-Dec. 10, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-3696

Dance

Fred Astaire Dance Studio "Latin Night": 8-11 p.m. Oct. 24, Pino Gelato Cafe, Moss Creek. Free. 843-682-5141

Beaufort Junior Shag Club October Dance: 4-6 p.m. Oct. 27, AMVETS Post 70, 1831 Ribaut Road, Port Royal. Free. Open to juniors ages 8-18. 843-522-0555. www.beaufortshagclub.com

The Nutcracker, presented by Hilton Head Dance Theatre: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15-16, 23; 2:30 p.m. Nov. 17 and 23, Seahawk Cultural Center, Hilton Head Island High School, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. $25 for adults; $20 for seniors (60 and over) and students; $15 for children 12 and younger. 843-842-3262. www.hiltonheaddance.com

2013 Charleston Dance Festival: Dec. 9-15, Dancefx Studios, 635 Rutledge Ave., Charleston. $15. www.charlestondancefestival.com

Music

Music on the Harbour and Taste on the Harbour: 6-9 p.m. Oct. 24, Shelter Cove Harbour, 1 Harbourside Lane, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-785-6424. www.palmettodunes.com/shelter-cove-harbour.php

Clarinet Recital, featuring Cherylann Vega Velez: 2:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium, 11935 Abercorn St., Savannah. Free. 912-344-2801

Providence presents Duo Harpsichord Recital: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Providence Presbyterian Church Sanctuary, 171 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-5673. www.causegodjoy.com

The Met Live in HD "Shostakovich's The Nose": 12:55 p.m. Oct. 26, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $22. 843-521-4145. www.uscbcenterforthearts.com

"Motown at the Market" concert, featuring Deas Guyz, sponsored by the Jasper County Chamber of Commerce: 7-11 p.m. Oct. 26, The Jasper County Farmer's Market Pavilion, 9935 South Jacob Smart Blvd., Ridgeland. $15 in advance; $25 at the door. 843-726-8126. www.jaspercountychamber.com

The Sphinx Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra: 4 p.m. Oct. 27, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $40. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

"Chanticleer," presented by Hilton Head Choral Society: 8 p.m. Oct. 30, Holy Catholic Church, 24 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $30 general admission; $35 preferred seating. 843-341-3818. www.hiltonheadchoralsociety.org

The Parish Church of St. Helena Friday Organ Concert, featuring Paul Braxton Thomas: noon Nov. 1, St. Helena Church, 505 Church St., Beaufort. Free. 843-522-1712

Second annual Hilton Head Island Hall of Fame Concert, presented by the Rotary Club of Hilton Head: 6 p.m. Nov. 1, Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa, 2 Grasslawn Ave., Hilton Head Island. $50. 843-686-4100. www.hiltonheadrotary.3dcartstores.com

Black Violin: 7 p.m. Nov. 1, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $20-25 for adults; $18-20 for seniors; $10-15 for students. 843-521-4145. www.uscbcenterforthearts.com

Songs of Life Festival -- "A Melancholy Beauty": 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St., Charleston. $20-$59. 800-514-3849. www.charlestonmusichall.com/events

University of South Carolina Beaufort Festival Series Chamber Music Concert: 5 p.m. Nov. 3, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $40. 843-208-8246. www.uscb.edu/festivalseries

Chamber Music Charleston: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4, All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. $20. www.chambermusiccharleston.org

The Parish Church of St. Helena Friday Organ Concert, featuring Robert Elliott Stubbs Jr.: noon Nov. 8, St. Helena Church, 505 Church St., Beaufort. Free. 843-522-1712

The Met Live in HD "Puccini's Tosca": 12:55 p.m. Nov. 9, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $22. 843-521-4145. www.uscbcenterforthearts.com

St. Paul Baptist Church Education Committee presents the St. Paul Baptist Church Adult Choir in "Let Me Be Spiritual": 6 p.m. Nov. 9, St. Paul Baptist Church, 22 St. Paul Church Road, Beaufort. 843-812-4573, 843-910-8177

Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra -- "Mozart and Haydn Visit Paris and London": 7 p.m. Nov. 10, Bluffton High School Auditorium, 12 H.E. McCracken Circle, Bluffton. $25. 843-842-2055. www.hhso.org

"Nabucco," presented by The Opera Lovers of Hilton Head: 1 p.m. Nov. 13, The Seabrook, 300 Woodhaven Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-2610

The Parish Church of St. Helena Friday Organ Concert, featuring Adam Brakel: noon Nov. 15, St. Helena Church, 505 Church St., Beaufort. Free. 843-522-1712

Audrey Shakir, presented by The Coastal Jazz Association of Savannah: 5 p.m. Nov. 17, Westin Savannah, 1 Resort Drive, Savannah. 912-201-2000

ETA 3 encore performance, sponsored by Fripp Island Friends of Music: 5 p.m. Nov. 17, Fripp Island Community Centre, 205 Tarpon Blvd., Fripp Island. $25 general admission; $10 for students. 843-838-6655. www.islc.net/friendsofmusic

Hymn Festival, sponsored by The Lowcountry Chapter of the American Guild of Organists: Benefits Family Promise of Beaufort County. 5:30 p.m. Nov. 17, Holy Family Catholic Church, 24 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-815-4211. www.familypromisebeaufortcounty.org

Brazilian psychedelic rock band Os Mutantes: 9 p.m. Nov. 20, Dollhouse Studios,980 Industry Drive, Savannah. $18 in advance; $20 at door.

Beaufort Symphony Orchestra's "Fa-la-la-la-la Winter Holiday Concert": 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5; 3 p.m. Dec. 8, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $37.50. 800-595-4849. www.beaufortorchestra.org

"La Nozze de Figaro," presented by The Opera Lovers of Hilton Head presents: 1 p.m. Dec. 11, The Seabrook, 300 Woodhaven Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-2610

The Met Live in HD "Verdi's Falstaff": 12:55 p.m. Dec. 14, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $22. 843-521-4145. www.uscbcenterforthearts.com

"Thais," presented by The Opera Lovers of Hilton Head: 1 p.m. Jan. 8, The Seabrook, 300 Woodhaven Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-2610

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

The Met Live in HD "Dvorak's Rusalka": 12:55 p.m. Feb. 8, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $22. 843-521-4145. www.uscbcenterforthearts.com

Beaufort Symphony Orchestra's Beethoven Bash -- Beethoven Violin Concerto, Beethoven's "Pastoral" Symphony No. 6: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27; 3 p.m. March 2, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $37.50. 800-595-4849. www.beaufortorchestra.org

The Met Live in HD "Borodin's Prince Igor": 12:55 p.m. March 1, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $22. 843-521-4145. www.uscbcenterforthearts.com

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

The Met Live in HD "Massenet's Werther": 12:55 p.m. March 15, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $22. 843-521-4145. www.uscbcenterforthearts.com

The Met Live in HD "Puccini's La Boheme": 12:55 p.m. April 5, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $22. 843-521-4145. www.uscbcenterforthearts.com

"Rigoletto," presented by The Opera Lovers of Hilton Head: 1 p.m. April 9, The Seabrook, 300 Woodhaven Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-2610

The Met Live in HD "Mozart's Cosi fan tutte": 12:55 p.m. April 26, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $22. 843-521-4145. www.uscbcenterforthearts.com

Beaufort Symphony Orchestra's "Amour, Amour...": 7:30 p.m. May 1; 3 p.m. May 4, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $37.50. 800-595-4849. www.beaufortorchestra.org

The Met Live in HD "Rossini's La Cenerentola": 12:55 p.m. May 10, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $22. 843-521-4145. www.uscbcenterforthearts.com

"Quartet," presented by The Opera Lovers of Hilton Head: 1 p.m. May 14, The Seabrook, 300 Woodhaven Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-2610

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

Lowcountry Chorale: 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, St. John's Lutheran Church, 157 Lady's Island Drive, Lady's Island. Rehearsals are in preparation for Nov. 15-16 concerts. Male and female voices are welcome to join. 843-263-5876

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

New River Harmony -- The Sun City Barbershoppers: Accepting new singers for the upcoming season. Rehearsals take place 3-5 p.m. Fridays in Magnolia Hall backroom. 843-705-3488, 843-705-6632

Sun City Singers: New members are welcome. 3:30-5:30 pm, Mondays, Lake House Ballroom, Sun City Hilton Head. 843-707-7099

"Messiah": 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 5-Dec. 10, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-3696

Visual arts and exhibits

"The Soul of Silk," the artwork of Cynthia Zeiss, presented by Beaufort Art Association: through Oct. 26, Beaufort Art Association, 913 Bay St., Beaufort. 843-521-4444

Promising Picassos 350/30 Student Art Exhibition: through Nov. 1, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Bank of America Community Room, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-368-8486. www.isca-online.org

Camera Club of Hilton Head Island Annual Photography Exhibit: through Nov. 1, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. www.cchhi.net

"Fresh Paint," new watercolors by Alexandra Sharma, presented by the Art League of Hilton Head: through Nov. 2, Walter Greer Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060

"Mood Swings," presented by The Society of Bluffton Artists: through Nov. 2, SoBA, 8 Church St., Bluffton. 843-757-6586. www.sobagallery.com

Art Beyond Tradition: through Nov. 4, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767

Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head Teacher Exhibit: Exhibit runs through Nov. 16, Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island, 843-842-5738. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Here and There: The Art of Joyce and Don Nagel," presented by University of South Carolina Beaufort: through Dec. 6, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Pineland Station Shopping Center, 430 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 304A, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-208-8239

Public Art Tours, presented by Coastal Discovery Museum: Fridays through Dec. 20, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $10. 843-689-6767, ext. 223.

"Warhol/JFK: November 22, 1963, A Selection of Andy Warhol Prints from the Herbert Brito Collection": through March 9, Telfair Museum, 207 W. York St., Savannah. $20. 912-790-8802. www.telfair.org

"Spanish Sojourns -- Robert Henri and the Spirit of Spain": through March 9, Jepson Center, 207 W. York St., Savannah. 912-790-8802. www.telfair.org

ArtScape Soiree and Artscape Beaufort: Oct. 25-27, Saltus River Grill, 802 Bay St., Beaufort. 843-812-5329

"Material Witness," featuring art by Susanne Carmack: Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Oct. 25, ThincSavannah, 35 Barnard St., Suite 300, Savannah. Exhibit runs Oct. 24-Dec. 3. 912-544-1200

Autumn Art Walk: 5-7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Downtown Beaufort, Bay, Charles and Carteret streets. Free. 843-521-4444

The Lowcountry Scrap Quilters Quilt Show: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 1; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 2, St. Peter's AME Church Family Life Center, 300 Fishburne St., Walterboro. 843-893-2951

"In the Likeness of Everything," the artwork of Eric Horan: Opening reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 1, Beaufort Art Association, 913 Bay St., Beaufort. Exhibit runs Oct. 27-Dec. 7. 843-521-4444

"Imagination," closing reception presented by the Art Beyond Tradition group of artists: 5-7 p.m. Nov. 4, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843 689-6767

"Landscapes and Mindscapes," featuring the artwork of Sandee Burow and Arla Crumlick Wible: Nov. 4-Dec. 4, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-368-2977

"Exploring Coastal Carolina," featuring the photography of Marci Tressel with essays and poems by Margie Tolly, presented by the Art League of Hilton Head: Exhibit runs Nov. 5-30, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Opening reception is 5-7 p.m. Nov. 7. Artist's book signing is 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 14. 843-681-5060. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Images," presented by Les Bonnes Artistes: Exhibit runs Nov. 7-Jan. 14, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Opening reception is 5-7 p.m. Nov. 14. 843-689-6767, ext. 224

The Second Annual Collective Works of the Contemporary Fiber Artists Show: 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 8; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 9, noon-4 p.m. Nov. 10, Tabby Fabric and Studio, 910 Port Republic St., Beaufort. 843-379-5700

"New Works by Martha Worthy and Louanne La Roche": Exhibit runs Nov. 15-Dec. 10, Four Corners Gallery, 1263 May River Road, Bluffton. Opening reception is 4-7 p.m. Nov. 15. 843-757-8185.

Open studios and classes

Crash Course -- Alla Prima Portraits in a Day: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 9, Jepson Center, 207 W. York St., Savannah. $95 for members; $120 for nonmembers. 912-790-8823. www.telfair.org

"Selling and Promoting your Artwork Beyond the Gallery": 5-7 p.m. Nov. 13, Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free to Art League of Hilton Head members; $10 for nonmembers. 843-842-5738. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Jewelry Making 101" with Linda Raih: 1-5 p.m. Dec. 3 and 6, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $80 for members; $100 for nonmembers. 843-842-5738. academy@artleaguehhi.org

Call for artists

LowCountry Community Church presents "Arts Alive" Winter Art Show: If you're an artist that would like to exhibit your art in a unique gallery venue with lots of public exposure, please apply. Application deadline is Nov. 24. Art to be delivered to church office by Dec. 1. No Entry Fee. 843-836-1101. www.lowcountrycc.org

Film

The Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival: Oct. 24-26, Coligny Theater, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-298-1638

"Not My Life," presented by World Affairs Council of Hilton Head: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28, Coligny Theatre, Hilton Head Island. $10. 843-384-6758. www.wachh.org

"It's Not You, It's Me" with writer/director Nathan Ives and actor Ross McCall: 5 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 and 14, Park Plaza Cinema, 33 Office Park Road, Hilton Head Island. $10. 843-715-0479

"The Eternal Frame," by Ant Farm and T.R. Uthco: 6 p.m. Nov. 13, Jepson Center, 207 W. York St., Savannah. 912-790-8802. www.telfair.org

Literary

University of South Carolina Beaufort Lunch With Author Series, featuring Craig Johnson, author of "Spirit of Steamboat": noon Oct. 24, Dataw Island Club Carolina Room, 100 Dataw Club Road, St. Helena. $42. 843-521-4147. www.uscb.edu/lunchwithauthor

Book signing with Cassandra King ("Moonrise") and Maggie Schein ("Los Cantos"): 1-4 p.m. Oct. 25, McIntosh Book Shoppe, 917 Bay St., Beaufort. 843-524-1119

A "Novel" Wine Tasting and inaugural Literary Festival: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 26, September Oaks Vineyards, 893 Grays Highway, Ridgeland. www.septemberoaks.com

Book signing with Janet Garrity, author of " Goin Down the River, Fish Camps of the Sea Islands": 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 26, September Oaks Vineyards, 893 Grays Highway, Ridgeland. 843-726-9463. www.garrity.com

Book signing with Pat Branning, author of "Shrimp, Collards and Grits" and "Magnolias, Porches and Sweet Tea": 5-7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, The Rhett Gallery, 901 Bay St., Beaufort. 843-715-1201

Book signing with Kim Poovey, author of "Truer Words": 7 p.m. Oct. 29, Palm Key Institute Rhoad Scholar Program, 330 Coosaw Way, Ridgeland. 877-727-0697

Book signing with Barbara Muller, author of "Legendary Locals of Hilton Head": 2 p.m. Nov. 3, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6560

Book signing with Kim Poovey, author of "Truer Words": 7 p.m. Nov. 5, Palm Key Institute Rhoad Scholar Program, 330 Coosaw Way, Ridgeland. 877-727-0697

University of South Carolina Beaufort Lunch With Author Series, featuring Mary Kay Andrews, author of "Christmas Bliss": noon Nov. 6, Sea Pines Country Club, 30 Governors Road, Hilton Head Island. $42. 843-521-4147. www.uscb.edu/lunchwithauthor

Book signing with Kim Poovey, author of "Truer Words": 11 a.m. Nov. 7, Heyward House Historic Center, 70 Boundary St., Bluffton. 877-727-0697

"Write Your Story a Moment at a Time: A Memoir-Writing Workshop," featuring the Library Archives: 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Beaufort District Collection, second floor, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. 843-255-6468. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Poetry reading by Alice Connelly Moore, author of "Inspired Words: Poems and Essays about Life in Beaufort": 5 p.m. Nov. 7, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. 843-255-6458. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

University of South Carolina Beaufort Lunch With Author Series, featuring Clay Rice, silhouette artist and author: noon Dec. 12, Moss Creek Clubhouse, 1523 Fording Island Road, Hilton Head Island. $42. 843-521-4147. www.uscb.edu/lunchwithauthor

University of South Carolina Beaufort Lunch With Author Series, featuring Karen White, author of "The Time Between": noon Jan. 16, Belfair Clubhouse, 200 Belfair Oaks Blvd., Bluffton. $42. 843-521-4147. www.uscb.edu/lunchwithauthor

"Stephen Kinzer -- The Dulles Brothers and Their Secret World War": 10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 24, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. www.wachh.org/contact-us

University of South Carolina Beaufort Lunch With Author Series, featuring Nancy Horan, author of "Loving Frank": noon Feb. 17, Champions Ballroom at Seapines Conference Center, 11 Lighthouse Lane, Hilton Head Island. $42. 843-521-4147. www.uscb.edu/lunchwithauthor

University of South Carolina Beaufort Lunch With Author Series, featuring Beverly Donofrio, author of "Riding in Cars with Boys," and Corban Addison, author of "A Walk Across the Sun": noon March 6, Hampton Hall Clubhouse, 170 Hampton Hall Blvd., Bluffton. $42. 843-521-4147. www.uscb.edu/lunchwithauthor

University of South Carolina Beaufort Lunch With Author Series, featuring Mary Alice Monroe, author of "The Summer Girls": noon April 30, Sea Pines Country Club, 30 Governors Road, Hilton Head Island. $42 or $270 for the whole series of seven luncheons. 843-521-4147. www.uscb.edu/lunchwithauthor

CULINARY

Savannah Food and Wine Festival cooking class, featuring Chef Hugh Acheson: 1-3 p.m. Nov. 14, Mansion on Forsyth Park/Cooking School, Savannah. $85. www.savannahfoodandwinefest.com

Savannah Food and Wine Festival cooking class, featuring The Lee Brothers: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Mansion on Forsyth Park/Cooking School, Savannah. $85. www.savannahfoodandwinefest.com

Savannah Food and Wine Festival cooking class, featuring Nathalie Dupree & Cynthia Graubart with moderator Tim Rutherford: 10-11 a.m. Nov. 15, Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, Savannah. $50. www.savannahfoodandwinefest.com

Savannah Food and Wine Festival cooking class, featuring Rob Mondavi Jr. and Chef Kent Rathbun: 4-5 p.m. Nov. 15, Riverfront Esplanade, Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, Savannah. $50. www.savannahfoodandwinefest.com

Savannah Food and Wine Festival cooking class, featuring Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart with moderator Tim Rutherford: 10-11 a.m. Nov. 15, Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. $50. www.savannahfoodandwinefest.com

KIDS AND FAMILIES

Lowcountry Ghost Stories: 8:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sea Pines Forest Preserve, Hilton Head Island. $15; $10 for children ages 12 and younger. 843-842-1979

Portfolio Builder -- Youth Drawing 1 for ages 10-14: 4:30-6 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 31, Jepson Center, 207 W. York St., Savannah. $100 for members; $125 for nonmembers. 912-790-8823. www.telfair.org

"Storytelling: Building on our Past, Creating Our Future," with JW Rone and Lashanta Smith, for ages 9-12: 4-5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 24-Nov. 21; 5 p.m. Nov. 22, Family Showcase, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. 843-379-2787. www.artworksbeaufort.org

Weaving Arts in the Afternoon for ages 8-16 with Kim Keats: 4-5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 24-Nov. 21; 5 p.m. Nov. 22, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $50. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Paint with Celia for ages 6-9: 4-5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 24-Nov. 21; 5 p.m. Nov. 22, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $65. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Trick or Treat Beaufort, presented by Main Street Beaufort: 4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 24, Downtown Beaufort, Bay Street. Free. 843-525-6644

The Society of Lowcountry Magicians annual public magic show: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Sea Pines Shops Community Center, Hilton Head Island. $10. 843-705-4742

Lowcountry Ghost Stories: 7 p.m. Oct. 25, Sea Pines Forest Preserve, Hilton Head Island. $10. 843-842-1979

Halloween Wagon Ride: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25; 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Oct. 26, Sea Pines Forest Preserve, Hilton Head Island. $15 for adults; $10 for children 10 and younger. 843-842-1979

Pumpkin Patch, presented by the Island Rec Center: 4-8 p.m. Oct. 25, Shelter Cove Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $10 a child. 843-681-7273. www.islandreccenter.org

Sketch Booking for the Family for ages 6-adult: 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 26 and Nov. 5, Jepson Center, 207 W. York St., Savannah. $100 adult/child members; $125 for adult/child nonmembers. 912-790-8823. www.telfair.org

The Sandbox Children's Museum Spookalicious Halloween: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 26, The Sandbox, 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $5. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

"Fashion and Fabric (kindergarten through eighth grade)" with Pamela Brown: 1-3 p.m. Oct. 26, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $18. academy@artleaguehhi.org

Halloween on the Harbour: 3:30-5 p.m. Oct. 27, The Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979

"Birding 101 -- The Basics of Birdwatching," with Marvin Bouknight: 3 p.m. Oct. 30, The Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $7. 843-689-6767, ext. 223

Jeepers Creepers! Spooky Stories for All: 6 p.m. Oct. 30, Bluffton Branch Library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. 843-255-6503. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Halloween Trick or Treating at the Library: 3-5 p.m., Oct. 31, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. 843-255-6503

"Large Daisy Chain Necklace (for ages 6-9)" with Lydia Chojnacki: 9-11 a.m. Nov. 2, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $18. 843-842-5738

Free Calligraphy Workshop: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for children ages 7-12; 2-4 p.m. for adults, Nov. 2, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. 843-255-6443. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Small Daisy Chain Bracelet (ages 10 and older)" with Lydia Chojnacki: 12-2 p.m. Nov. 2, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $18. academy@artleague.org

Horseshow: Hunters and Jumpers: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Sea Pines, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-2586

Rug Hooking Group: 1-3 p.m. Nov. 9, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. 843-255-6503. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"No-see-ums," the Most Irritating Residents of the Lowcountry: 3 p.m. Nov. 13, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $7. 843-689-6767, ext. 223

"Moonlight Creature Feature: Bats": 6:30-9 p.m. Nov. 15, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $25 a child; $20 for members. 843-689-3033, ext. 223

International Game Day: 2 p.m. Nov. 16, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. 843-255-6503. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Bald Eagles in the Lowcountry": 3 p.m. Nov. 20, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $7. Reservations required. 843-689-6767, ext. 223

"The Road to Frogmore" book talk with author Carolyn Schriber: 2 p.m. Nov. 21, Bluffton Branch Library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. 843-255-6503. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Thanksgiving Wagon Ride: Nov. 26-30, Sea Pines, Hilton Head Island. $15; $10 for children. 843-842-1979

Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt: 9-11:30 a.m. Nov. 28, Sea Pines, Hilton Head Island. $20 per family. 843-842-1979

Gregg Russell Thanksgiving Concert: 7:30-9 p.m. Nov. 29, Sea Pines, Hilton Head Island.

Harbour Town Lights: Nov. 29-Jan. 1, Sea Pines, Harbour Town. 843-842-1979

Christmas Tree Lighting: Nov. 30, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.artshhi.com

Caramel Apple Festival: 1-3 p.m. Nov. 30, Sea Pines, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979

Santa Claus is Comin' to Town: 6-8 p.m. Dec. 6, Liberty Oak Tree, Harbour Town. 843-842-1979

Outdoor Movie -- "Polar Express": 7 p.m. Dec. 20, Liberty Oak Tree, Harbour Town. 843-842-1979

Gregg Russell Christmas Concert: 7:30-9 p.m. Dec. 23, Harbour Town, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979

13th annual Polar Bear Swim: 10 a.m. Dec. 31, Harbour Town Pool, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979

New Year's Eve Celebration: 7 p.m. and midnight Dec. 31, Harbour Town Lighthouse, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1999

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

Fall Beds Gardening Seminar: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 24, The Greenery, 960 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-785-3848, ext. 106. www.thegreeneryinc.com

"Birding 101 -- The Basics of Birdwatching," with Marvin Bouknight: 3 p.m. Oct. 30, The Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $7. 843-689-6767, ext. 223

"Shorebirds," presented by the Hilton Head Island Audubon Society: 4:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $5 a family; free for Audubon members. audubonhhirsvp@gmail.com

"No-see-ums: The Most Irritating Residents of the Lowcountry," presented by John Edman: 3 p.m. Nov. 13, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $7. 843-689-6767, ext. 223

"Moonlight Creature Feature: Bats": 6:30-9 p.m. Nov. 15, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $25 a child; $20 for members. 843-689-3033, ext. 223

FARMERS MARKETS

The Shops in Sea Pines Center Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Hilton Head Island. 843-322-1900

Buckwalter Place Farmers Market: 2-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Buckwalter Place Boulevard, Bluffton. www.buckwalterfarmersmarket.com

Downtown Beaufort Farmer's Market: 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays, West Street, Beaufort. www.downtownbeaufort.com

Farmers Market Bluffton: 2-7 p.m. Thursdays, Calhoun Street, Old Town Bluffton. www.farmersmarketbluffton.org

Port Royal Farmers Market: 8:30 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

Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 30, Shelter Cove, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-7273

FESTIVALS, CELEBRATIONS AND BENEFITS

Halloween Haunted House, presented by Bluffton High School's Interact Club: 6-9 p.m. Oct. 24, Bluffton High School Auditorium, 12 H.E. McCracken Circle, Bluffton. 843-706-8800

"A Pure Heart" Women's Retreat, hosted by Savannah River Baptist Association: 6 p.m. Oct. 25-11 a.m. Oct. 26, Running W Retreat Center, Bluffton. $5 donation. 843-784-3460. www.reddambaptistchurch.org

Hilton Head Plantation Craft Workshop Show and Sale: Benefits Hospice Care of the Lowcountry. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 26, St. Francis By the Sea Catholic Church, 45 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8407

Fifth annual Habersham Harvest Festival: 10 a.m. Oct. 26, Habersham Marketplace, Habersham. Free. www.habershamharvestfestival.com

Community Fun Day, presented by Living Way Bible Ministries: 10 a.m. Oct. 26, Living Way Bible Ministries, 321 Bees Creek Road, Ridgeland. 843-305-9444

Third annual Halloween Carnival and Haunted House, hosted by Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 26 (carnival); 7 p.m. Oct. 24-31 (haunted house) Buckwalter Regional Park, 905 Buckwalter Parkway, Bluffton. $5 for the haunted house; free for kids 6 and younger. 843-255-6680

Providence Annual Fall Festival: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 26, Providence Presbyterian Church, 171 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-5673

A "Novel" Wine Tasting and inaugural Literary Festival: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 26, September Oaks Vineyards, 893 Grays Highway, Ridgeland. www.septemberoaks.com

Halloween Portrait Event and Fundraiser: Benefits Bluffton Self Help. Noon-4 p.m. Oct. 26; 4:30-7 p.m. Oct. 31, Magnolia Village, 181 Bluffton Road, Suite F103, Bluffton. Bring food donation of cereal or peanut butter for free 5X7 photo. 843-338-0843

St. Paul Baptist Church Fun Day: noon-3 p.m. Oct. 26, St. Paul Baptist Church, 22 St. Paul Church Road, Beaufort. 843-263-8037

Trick-Or-Treating Tanger Outlet Event: 1-3 p.m. Oct. 26, Tanger Outlet, 1414 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. www.tangeroutlet.com.

World Tour Food Bazaar and Live Auction: 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Beaufort, 178 Sams Point Road, Lady's Island. uufbauction2013@gmail.com

Third annual Oysters by the Bay, presented by Technical College of the Lowcountry: 6-9 p.m. Oct. 26, Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. $25. 843-525-8294. www.tcl.edu/oysters

Fourth annual Boots and Bling Capital Fundraiser and Silent Auction, presented by YMCA of Beaufort County/Wardle Family YMCA: 6:30-11 p.m. Oct. 26, Butler Marine, 70 Sea Island Parkway, Beaufort. $90 couple; $50 individual. www.ymcabeaufortcounty.com

Shalom Y'all Jewish Food Festival: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 27, Forsyth Park, Savannah.

Hilton Head Humane Association Howl-o-ween Party: noon-2 p.m. Oct. 27, Hilton Head Humane Association, 10 Humane Way, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8686

Annual Jazz By the Beach Festival: Benefits Junior Jazz Foundation and Congregation Beth Yam. 6 p.m. Oct. 27, Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road, Hilton Head Island. $35; $40 at the door. 843-689-2178. www.bethyam.org

Coligny Plaza Halloween Events: 4-7 p.m. Oct. 28, Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6929

First Presbyterian Church Beaufort Fall Festival: 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 30, Distant Island Clubhouse, 105 Distant Island Drive, Beaufort. 843-524-3051. www.firstpresbeaufort.org

Trunk or Treat: 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 30, First Baptist Church, 100 South Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-4478

"The Nightmare on Congress Street" Charity Bar Crawl: 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Oct. 31, The Rail, 405 W. Congress St., Savannah. $15 online registration; $20 day-of registration. www.barcrawlsavannah.com

Cocktail reception with Auldbrass Connoisseurs, with Anthony Alofsin, an expert on the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright: Benefits Open Land Trust. 5-7 p.m. Nov. 1, Lowcountry Produce Market and Cafe, 302 Carteret St., Beaufort. $75. 843-521-2175

"That's Life," second annual Hall of Fame reception, concert and awards, presented by the Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island: 6 p.m. Nov. 1, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa, Port Royal Plantation, Hilton Head Island. $50. 843-686-4100

Ella C. White Memorial Scholarship Fund Annual Fundraising Dinner: 6:15 p.m. Nov. 1, The Sonesta Resort, Shipyard Plantation, 130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island. $65. 843-422-0707

Church of the Palms United Methodist Fall Festival and Silent Auction: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 2, Church of the Palms United Methodist, 1425 N. Okatie Highway, Okatie. 843-379-1888

Fifth Annual Lowcountry Arts Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 2, Frogmore's Lowcountry Store, 736 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island. 843-838-4646

Daufuskie Autumn Festival: noon-5 p.m. Nov. 2, Freeport Marina, 1 Freeport Road, Daufuskie Island. 843-384-7406

Third annual Bluffton International and Craft Beer Festival: 2-6 p.m. Nov. 2, Calhoun Street Promenade, 1 Promenade St., Bluffton. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. 843-757-8520. www.blufftonbeerfest.com

Auldbrass lecture with Anthony Alofsin, one of the world's leading authorities on the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright: Benefits Open Land Trust. 5-7 p.m. Nov. 2, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $50. 843-521-2175

Chanukah Bazaar: noon-3 p.m. Nov. 3, Congregation Beth Yam, 4501 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. 843-689-2178

Hilton Head Island library's 15th birthday celebration: 1 p.m. Nov. 5, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-255-6500

Hospice Care of America Recognition Ceremony: 2-4 p.m. Nov. 5, River Oaks Residential Care, 1251 Lady's Island Drive, Port Royal. 843-521-2298

"A Holiday Gathering of Artisans and Antiques": 1-4:30 p.m. Nov. 7 and 14, Habersham Marketplace, Habersham. 440-503-8414. www.habershammarketplace

Knights of Columbus Honor the Military: 6 p.m. Nov. 7, Traditions, Parris Island Marine Base. $45. 843-705-7562

31st annual Heritage Days Celebration: Nov. 7-9, Penn Center, 16 Penn Center Circle W., St. Helena Island. 843-838-2432

The Civil Rights Movement and Social Change Symposium: 3-6 p.m. Nov. 8, Penn Center, 16 Penn Center, Circle W., St. Helena Island. $15; $10 students. 843-838-2432

The Bonfire Fundraiser: Benefits the Forest Preserve. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 8, Sea Pines, Hilton Head Island. $50. 843-671-1343

Hilton Head Oyster Festival sponsored by The Island Recreation Association and South Carolina Bank and Trust: 5-8 p.m. Nov. 8; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 9-10, Shelter Cove Community Park, Hilton Head Island. $6; children 10 and younger are free. 843-681-7273. www.islandreccenter.org.

Eighth annual Elegant Evening, presented by Hilton Head Heroes: 6-9 p.m. Nov. 8, TidePointe, 700 TidePointe Way, Hilton Head Island. $85. 843-671-2951. www.hhheroes.com

The Palmetto Kiwanis Club Flapjack Fundraiser: 7:30-10 a.m. Nov. 9, Applebee's, 200 A Museum St., Hilton Head Island. $7. 843-298-3106

St. Andrew By-the-Sea United Methodist Church Fall Festival: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 9, 20 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. 843-785-4711

IMPACT sixth annual Oyster Roast: Benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Bluffton. 3-7 p.m. Nov. 9, The Bluffton Club, 100 H.E. McCracken Circle, Bluffton. $30; $50 a couple; $250 for a table of 10. 843-263-6436. www.supportachildbluffton.com

Dance for the Kids, presented by Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island: 6-10:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Hilton Head Island Westin Resort & Spa, Hilton Head Island. $150; $2,000 for a table of eight. 843-689-6612

Four Legged Frolic: Benefits Hilton Head Humane Association. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Sonesta Resort, 130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8686

Savannah Food and Wine Festival: Nov. 11-17, Savannah. 912-232-1223. www.savannahfoodandwinefest.com

Savannah Children's Book Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 16, Forsyth Park, Savannah. 912-651-6783. www.savannahga.gov/arts

Low Country Chapter of the American Guild of Organists Hymn Festival: Benefits Family Promise. 5:30 p.m. Nov. 17, Holy Family Catholic Church, 24 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. 843-815-4211. www.familypromisebeaufortcounty.org

24th annual Taste of the Season: 6-7 p.m. Nov. 22, Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa, Hilton Head Island. $45. www.hiltonheadchamber.org

Night on the Town at the Library: 6-9 p.m. Dec. 6, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. 843-255-6458. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Bluffton Historical Preservation Society's annual Old World Christmas Gala: 6-10 p.m. Dec. 13, Colcock-Teel House, Old Town Bluffton. $60; $75 after Dec. 1. 843-757-6293

TOURNAMENTS, WALKS AND RACES

Beaufort Jasper Active Adult Challenge: through Nov. 1, Pinckney Hall Ballroom, Sun City Hilton Head. 843-705-4000. www.BJAAC.org

Eighth annual NAMIWalks 5K Walk: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 26, Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island. Free. www.namiwalks.org/beaufortcounty

Fourth annual Wayne Hamby Memorial Golf Tournament: noon Oct. 26, Pinecrest Golf Club, Bluffton. $75. 843-757-8960

Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation's "Oysters by the Bay" 5K: 4:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. $30. www.tcl.edu/oysters

Fourth annual Subaru of Hilton Head Bluffton Zombie Run: 5 p.m. Oct. 26, The Calhoun Street Promenade, Bluffton. www.bearfootsports.com

Fourth annual Hilton Head Island/Bluffton Out of the Darkness Walk: noon-4 pm Oct. 27, Jarvis Creek Park, Hilton Head Island. www.outofthedarkness.org

2013 Beaufort County Sheriff Office Fall Golf Tournament: 9:30 a.m. Nov. 1, Old South Golf Links, Bluffton. $85. 843-255-3405

Paddlefest 2013: 10 a.m. Nov. 2, Hunting Island State Park, Hunting Island. 843-252-5924, 843-379-4327. www.paddlefestsc.org

Friends of Callawassie Island 13th annual "Tee It Up for a Worthy Cause" Charity Golf Tournament: 9 a.m. Nov. 4, Callawassie Island Golf Club, 176 Callawassie Drive, Okatie. $135 per person. 843-987-1017. www.facebook.com/FriendsofCallawassieIsland

The Jazz Corner's ninth annual Golf Tournament: Benefits The Junior Jazz Foundation. 10 a.m. Nov. 23, Palmetto Dunes Plantation, Hilton Head Island. $400 for a team; $100 a person. 843-842-8620

25th annual Turkey Trot 5K and 10K, presented by The Island Recreation Association: 8 a.m. Nov. 28, Chart House parking lot, 2 Hudsons Road, Hilton Head Island. $30 by Nov. 27; $40 day of event. 843-681-7273. www.islandreccenter.org

2013 Enmark Savannah River Bridge Run: Dec. 7, Talmadge Bridge, Savannah. www.savannahriverbridgerun.com

The Hilton Head Island Bridge Club Lowcountry Classic Mid-Atlantic Bridge Conference regional tournament: Feb. 3-9, Marriott Resort and Spa Hotel, 1 Hotel Circle, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6239

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Assistance in Applying for Health Insuarance Under the Affordable Care Act: Assistance will be provided by appointment for those without insurance or those seeking options for insurance currently not available to them. St. Mark's Episcopal Church Activity Center, 1110A Paris Ave., Port Royal. 843-476-4226. www.stmarksc.org

Hope Haven of the Lowcountry support group: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Hope Haven of the Lowcountry, 69 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort. For parents and caregivers of children who have been sexually or physically abused. 843-524-2256

ZUMBA classes: 6 p.m. Mondays, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, and noon Fridays beginning Oct. 7, Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. $10; $60 for one month unlimited. 843-473-8222. www.ggmack.zumba.com

The Blood Alliance Blood Drive: 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 27, Tidal Creek Fellowship Church, 290 Brickyard Point Road South, Lady's Island. 888-998-2243. www.igiveblood.com

The Blood Alliance Blood Drive: 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 31, Callawassie Island, 22 Callawassie Club Drive, Callawassie. 888-998-2243. www.igiveblood.com

Hilton Head Hospital Seminar on Knee Pain: 2-3 p.m. Oct. 31, Bluffton-Okatie Outpatient Center, 40 Okatie Center Blvd., Okatie. Free. 866-466-9838

"The Power of Prevention Prediabetes -- What is it and what can you do to control it?": 5-6 p.m. Nov. 5, Hilton Head Hospital, 25 Hospital Center Blvd., Hilton Head Island. 877-582-2737

Managing Stress with Dr. Michael McKelvey: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. 843-255-6443. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Take Charge of Your Diabetes," presented by Hilton Head Hospital: 8:30 a.m.-noon Nov. 9, Country Club of Hilton Head, 70 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. 877-582-2737

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

African-American "Great Migration": 6 p.m. Oct. 24, Jepson Center, 207 W. York St., Telfair Square, Savannah. 912-790-8802. www.telfair.org

Let's Talk About It Series -- Making Sense of the American Civil War: 6 p.m. Oct. 24, Beaufort Branch Library Meeting Room, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. 843-255-6458. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Spanish Moss Trail -- Preserving a Path of Beauty, presented by Fripp Audubon: 6 p.m. Oct. 24, Fripp Island Community Centre, 205 Tarpon Blvd., Fripp Island. Free. 843-441-2153. www.islc.net/audubon

"When South Carolina Was an Armed Camp: The Reconstruction Essays of Belton O'Neal Townsend," by historian Stephen Hoffius: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28, Verdier House, 801 Bay St., Beaufort. $15/$25 member/member couple; $20/$30 nonmember/nonmember couple. Reservations required. Dinner is $19 at Saltus in Beaufort. 843-379-3331. www.historicbeaufort.org

On Stage Alaska!, presented by AAA Vacations: 9 a.m. Nov. 2, Holiday Inn Express, 35 Bluffton Road, Bluffton. Free. 843-815-3775

Auldbrass Lecture with Anthony Alofsin, an expert on the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright: 6 p.m. Nov. 2, University of South Carolina Beaufort Performing Arts Center, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $50. 843-521-2175

"Alan Dershowitz and Jeffrey Toobin," satellite presentation of 92nd Street Y series, sponsored by Congregation Beth Yam: 8 p.m. Nov. 4, Congregation Beth Yam, 4501 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. 843-689-2178

Managing Stress with Dr. Michael McKelvey: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. 843-255-6443. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Taste of Judaism ... Are You Curious?": 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 7-21, Congregation Beth Yam, 4501 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. 843-295-7608

Forum on Hilton Head Island and Bluffton Area Water, Septic and Sewer Issues, presented by the League of Women Voters of Hilton Head Island/Bluffton Area: 10 a.m. Nov. 13, Hilton Head PSD, 21 Oak Park Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-837-3436. www.lwvhhi.org

"No-see-ums: The Most Irritating Residents of the Lowcountry," presented by John Edman: 3 p.m. Nov. 13, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $7. 843-689-6767, ext. 223

"The Business of Being an Artist Lecture Series": 5-7 p.m. Nov. 13, Hilton Head Art League Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free for members; $10 for nonmembers. 843-842-5738

The Story of Hilton Head Island's Sea Turtle Protection Project: 3 p.m. Nov. 14, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-689-6767. www.hiltonheadaudubon.org

"State of the Heart: S.C. Writers on the Places They Love," by editor/writer Aida Rodgers: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 18, Verdier House, 801 Bay St., Beaufort. $15/$25 member/member couple; $20/$30 nonmember/nonmember couple. Reservations required. Dinner is $19 at Saltus in Beaufort. 843-379-3331. www.historicbeaufort.org

"A Conversation with Jeb Bush," satellite presentation of 92nd Street Y series, sponsored by Congregation Beth Yam: 8 p.m. Nov. 18, Congregation Beth Yam, 4501 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. 843-689-2178

"The Tragedy and Triumph of Israel Ari Shavit with David Remnick," satellite presentation of 92nd Street Y series, sponsored by Congregation Beth Yam: 8:15 p.m. Nov. 19, Congregation Beth Yam, 4501 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. 843-689-2178

"The JFK Assassination and the Media" lecture by Dr. Bruce Mallard: 6 p.m. Nov. 21, Jepson Center, 207 W. York St., Savannah. 912-790-8802. www.telfair.org

"Howard Gardner: On the App Generation," satellite presentation of 92nd Street Y series, sponsored by Congregation Beth Yam: 8:15 p.m. Dec. 9, Congregation Beth Yam, 4501 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. 843-689-2178

"What Does it Mean to Be Pro-Israel in America Today? with Jeremy Ben-Ami," satellite presentation of 92nd Street Y series, sponsored by Congregation Beth Yam: 8:15 p.m. Dec. 16, Congregation Beth Yam, 4501 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. 843-689-2178

CLUBS AND SPECIAL INTERESTS

Beaufort Kennel Club meetings: 9 a.m. first Tuesdays of each month, Beaufort Kennel Club, 102 Heronwyck Plantation Drive, Beaufort. 843-509-1903

Bridge Workshops: 10 a.m.-noon, Tuesdays and Fridays, Hilton Head Island Bridge Club, Port Royal Plaza, 95 Matthews Drive, Hilton Head Island. $10 a session. 843-689-6239. www.bridgewebs.com/hiltonheadisland

Dos Lupes Gun Club: 10 a.m. Saturdays, Dos Lupes Gun Club, Ridgeland. 843-683-4407. www.targetgunrange.com

Safe Boating Course, presented by the Hilton Head Sail and Power Squadron: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 26, Hilton Head Boathouse, 405 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. $75 for one person; $125 for two. 843-785-8876. www.hhsps.org

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce First Friday Networking Event: 6-8 p.m. Nov. 1, Leroy E. Browne Comprehensive Clinic, 6315 Jonathan Francis Road, St. Helena Island. Free. 843-986-1102

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce 18th annual State of the Region Luncheon: noon Nov. 4, Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa, Hilton Head Island. $33 for members; $43 for nonmembers. www.hiltonheadchamber.org

Encore Professionals Group, presented by Bluffton Chamber of Commerce: 10 a.m. Nov. 6, Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, 217 Goethe Road, Bluffton. 773-725-2750

"Sophisticated Southern Arrangements for the Holidays" presented by Hilton Head Island Council of Garden Clubs: 10 a.m. Nov. 6, Coligny Theater, Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head Island. $25. 843-785-8338

AARP meeting, featuring Lynne Hummel: 1 p.m. Nov. 7, Bluffton-Okatie Outpatient Center, 40 Okatie Center Blvd., Bluffton. 843-705-5798

Hilton Head Island Ski Club meeting: 5-7 p.m. Nov. 8, Bomboras, Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head Island. 843 681 4181. www.hiltonheadskiclub.com

Rug Hooking Group: 1 p.m. Nov. 9, Dec. 14, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6503. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Hilton Head Garden Club: 1 p.m. Nov. 11, The Seabrook, 300 Woodhaven Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-5624

Low Country Women's Networking Group networking luncheon: 11:30 a.m. Nov. 13, Oldfield Plantation Club, 10 Oldfield Way, Okatie. $12, includes lunch. 843-815-4054

Sea Island Fly Fishers meeting: 6 p.m. Nov. 13, Bay Street Outfitters, 815 Bay St., Beaufort. 843-522-8911. www.flyfishingbeaufort.com

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours: 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 14, Park Lane Hotel and Suites, 12 Park Lane, Hilton Head Island. $10 for members; $20 for nonmembers. www.hiltonheadchamber.org

Turkey Shoot, presented by Parris Island Rod and Gun Club: 7 a.m. Nov. 23, Parris Island Rod & Gun Club Range, Malecon Drive and Vieques Road, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island. $2 a shot. 843-812-9697

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

Chamber Young Professionals Group: 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 27, Corks, Calhoun Street Promenade, Bluffton. www.hiltonheadchamber.org

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CHADD (Parent support group for children with ADHD) Therapeutic Horseback Riding lessons: 843-368-0004

Tech Help Drop-In: 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Computer Lab, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6503. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Tours of Historic 1846 St. Peter's Catholic Church and Graveyard: 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays; 1-3 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays; St. Peter's Catholic Church, 710 Carteret St., Beaufort. Free. 843-522-9555. www.stpeters-church.org

Technology and Computer Assistance: 5:30-7:00 p.m. Thursdays, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. 843-255-6443. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

1st S.C. Volunteers Exhibit: through Dec. 22, Beaufort History Museum, 1911 Boundary St. Beaufort. www.beauforthistorymuseum.com

NxLevel for Entrepreneurs (Existing Businesses) presented by The Technical College of the Lowcountry and Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce: 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays, through Dec. 17, Technical College of the Lowcountry, Beaufort. $195. 843-525-8205. www.bizbuildersc.com

Covert AireFood Drive Fundraiser: Donate food to Covert Aire and receive $1 off bill with max of a $25 discount between now and Dec. 31. 843-706-5090. www.covertaire.com

Technical College of the Lowcountry Open House: 4-6 p.m. Oct. 24, TCL New River Campus, 100 Community College Drive, Bluffton. 843-525-8267. www.tcl.edu/health

Intro to Game Design with Melanie: 2-4 p.m. Oct. 25, St. Helena Island library, Windows Lab, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island. Free. 843-255-6547. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

AARP Drivers' Safety: 9 a.m.-3 p.m Oct. 26, Pinckney Hall, Colleton River Room, Sun City Hilton Head. $14; $12 for AARP members. 843-705-5692

Bully Class for ages 5-18: 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 26, Island Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. $20. 843-816 0153

Dolphin Program and Research Training Workshop: 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 26, Savannah Library, 14097 Abercorn St., Savannah. For ages 10 and older. thedolphinproject@comcast.net

Neighborhood Outreach Connection, Virtual Learning Center Open House: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 26, The Oaks Apartments, 400 William Hilton Parkway, Apt. 57, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-4100. www.noc-sc.org

Jasper Animal Rescue Mission Adoptions: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 26, Petsmart, 322 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort. 843-726 - 7799. www.jarmission.org

Jasper Animal Rescue Mission Low Cost Pet Vaccine Clinic: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Jasper Animal Rescue Mission, 1352 Carters Mills Road, Ridgeland. 843-726-7799

Microsoft Word Basics: 10:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 29, St. Helena Island library, Windows Lab, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island. Free. 843-255-6547. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"How DNA Can Supplement Your Family History Research," presented by Jan Alpert: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org

Technical College of the Lowcountry "Hospital TCL" Open House: 4-6 p.m. Oct. 30, TCL Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. 843-525-8267. www.tcl.edu/health

Child Abuse Prevention Association -- Open Arms Shelter Benefit: Nov. 1-15, Lulu Burgess, 917 Bay St., Beaufort. 843-524-5858

Hope Haven of the Lowcountry Darkness to Light Stewards of Children training: 1-3:30 p.m. Nov. 4, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. 843-524-2256

"Turning your Photos and Genealogy Research into Great Gifts," presented by Carol Clemens: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Nov. 6, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org

Hilton Head Sail and Power Squadron Fall Seminar Series: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 9 (GPS Chart Plotter), Hilton Head Share Center, 70 Shelter Cove Way, Suite L, Hilton Head Island. $40 each class. 843-785-8876. www.hhsps.org

AARP Drivers' Safety Course: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 9, Hidden Cypress, Santee River Room, Sun City Hilton Head. $14; $12 for AARP members. 843-705-5692

AARP Driver's Safety Course: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 12, Hampton County Recreation Department. $14; $12 for AARP members. 843-943-5163

AARP Driver's Safety Course: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 12, Colleton Regional Hospital. $14; $12 for AARP members. 843-866-2313

AARP Driver's Safety Course: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 13, The Haven, Bluffton. $14; $12 for AARP members. 843-705-5692

"Searching Ancestry.com with hands-on experience," presented by Steve Larimer: 1-4 p.m. Nov. 13, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org

Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry Volunteer Information Session: 10 a.m.-noon or 4-6 p.m. Nov. 14, Bluffton Learning Center, 1-B Kittie's Landing Way, Bluffton. 843-815-6616

AARP Driver's Safety Course: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 23, Pinckney Hall, Sun City Hilton Head. $14; $12 for AARP members. 843-705-5692

AARP Driver's Safety Course: noon-4 p.m. Nov. 19, Colleton Regional Hospital. $14; $12 for AARP members. 843-866-2313

Miss Hilton Head Island and Miss Hilton Head Island Teen Contestant Information Meeting: 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 25, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. 864-205-1006

Beaufort's annual Holiday Tour of Homes: Benefits St. Peter's Catholic School's tuition assistance fund. 11-3 p.m. Nov. 23; noon-3 p.m. Nov. 24, Beaufort's Downtown Point, Beaufort. $25. 843-522-6510

AARP Driver's Safety Course: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 7, Sea Pines Community Center, 70 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. $14; $12 for AARP members. 843-671-2594

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