Theater, music, gallery openings and literary events in Beaufort County

calendar@islandpacket.comJanuary 7, 2014 

"Shipwrecked," presented by South Carolina Repertory Company: 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. matinees, Jan. 22-Feb. 9, South Carolina Repertory Company, 136B Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. $32; $30 seniors; $16 students and military. 843-342-2057. www.hiltonheadtheatre.com

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Theater

"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

"Prisoner of Second Avenue," presented by Sun City Community Theater: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17-18; 2 p.m. Jan. 19, Magnolia Hall Theater, 118 Sun City Lane, Sun City Hilton Head. $18. 843-645-2700

"Shipwrecked," presented by South Carolina Repertory Company: 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. matinees, Jan. 22-Feb. 9, South Carolina Repertory Company, 136B Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. $32; $30 seniors; $16 students and military. 843-342-2057. www.hiltonheadtheatre.com

"Dixie Swim Club," presented by May River Theatre Company: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m Sundays, Feb. 14-March 2, Ulmer Auditorium, Bluffton Town Hall. 843-689-9669

"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

"Disney's My Son Pinocchio Jr.," presented by Beaufort Children's Theatre: 5:15-6:30 p.m. for ages 6-9 and 6:30-8p.m. for ages 10-12 Jan. 14; 5:15-6:30 p.m. for ages 13-18 and callbacks are 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 15, University of South Carolina Beaufort, 805 Carteret St., Beaufort. 843-521-4145

Sun City Chorus and Concert Band: 10:30 a.m. Jan. 20, Magnolia Hall, Sun City Hilton Head. 843-705-9158

Dance

Shag Club dance lessons: 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Feb. 14, Rip Tides, 33 Office Park Road, Hilton Head Island. $25 for membership. 843-689-3771

Music

"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

Music at Noon, featuring Greg Hollinger, retired full-time organist and Registrar of the Low Country American Guild of Organists Chapter: noon Jan. 10, St. Luke's Church, 50 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. ninarodman@stlukeshhi.org

Stardust Orchestra in Concert: 4-5:30 p.m. Jan. 12, Bluffton United Methodist Church, 101 Calhoun St., Bluffton. Free. 843-707-7813

16th annual musical salute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., featuring The Savannah Jazz Orchestra and Savannah Arts Academy Skyelite Band: 7 p.m. Jan. 14, The Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St., Savannah. Free. www.coastaljazz.org

Stardust Orchestra in Concert: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-3696

Stardust Orchestra in Concert: 4-6 p.m. Jan. 18, Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 351 Buckwalter Parkway, Bluffton. Free. 843-707-7813

"The Jazz Age," presented by the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra: 4 p.m. Jan. 19 and 8 p.m. Jan. 20, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $25; $40; $50. 843-842-2055

"One Stone," a presentation by musician, composer and instrument artisan Yannis Pantazis: 3 p.m. Jan. 26, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $20; $8 for children 12 and younger; $14 for groups of 10 or more. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Vega String Quartet, chamber music sponsored by Fripp Island Friends of Music: 5 p.m. Jan. 26, Fripp Island Community Centre, 205 Tarpon Blvd., Fripp Island. $25; $10 for students. 843-838-6655. www.islc.net/friendsofmusic

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

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

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

"Ease on Down the Road," presented by Hilton Head Shore Notes: A portion of the proceeds will benefit Main Street Youth theatre. 7 p.m. March 1, Hilton Head High School, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. $20. 843-689-4800

Mickve Israel Concert Series with Velvet Caravan: 3:30 p.m. March 2, Congregation Mickve Israel Synagogue, 20 E Gordon St., Savannah. $15 in advance; $20 at door. 912-233-1547

"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

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 p.m. Mondays, Lake House Ballroom, Sun City Hilton Head. 843-707-7099

Visual arts and exhibits

"Images," presented by Les Bonnes Artistes: through Jan. 14, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 224

Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head Student Exhibit: through Jan. 24, Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-5738. www.artleaguehhi.org

Photography Club of Beaufort Best of 2013 Exhibition: through Jan. 31, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. www.photoclubbeaufort.com

"The Nature of Art," featuring the work of Stephen Moscowitz, presented by the Society of Bluffton Artists: through Jan. 31, SoBA Gallery, 48 Boundary St., Bluffton. Opening reception is 3-5 p.m. Jan. 12. 843-757-6586. www.sobagallery.com

"Island Vibes" quilt exhibition: through Feb. 28, The Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 224

"Naive," featuring the work of Neil Jansen: through Feb. 15. Opening reception is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 10, Beaufort Art Association, 913 Bay St., Beaufort. www.beaufortartassociation.com

"Warhol/JFK: Nov. 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

"A Gullah Celebration," featuring Doug Corkern, Amiri Farris and Judy Mooney: 4-7 p.m. opening reception Jan. 17, Four Corners Gallery, 1263 May River Road, Bluffton. Exhibit runs through Feb. 14. Free. 843-757-8185. www.fourcornersgallerybluffton.com

"The Rains Came Down" exhibit of art depicting the story of Noah and the Ark: Jan. 23-Feb. 28, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-3696. www.fpchhi.org

Open studios and classes

"Values of Values in Watercolor," with Mary Ann Putzier: 1-4 p.m. Jan. 8-10, Art League of Hilton Head's Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $90 for members; $105 for nonmembers. 843-842-5738. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Wood Bead and Leather Bracelet (ages 10 and older)," with Linda Raih: 9-11:30 a.m. Jan. 11, Feb. 8 or March 8, Art League of Hilton Head's Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $25 for members; $30 for nonmembers. 843-842-5738. www.artleaguehhi.org

Rug Hooking Group: 1-3 p.m. Jan. 11, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6503. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Winter Landscapes in Oil or Acrylic," with Dennis Lake: 9 a.m.-noon, Mondays, Jan. 13-Feb. 17, Art League of Hilton Head's Art Academy,106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $180 for members; $210 for nonmembers. 843-842-5738. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Just Drawing," with Joyce Nagel: 1-4 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 13-March 17, Art League of Hilton Head's Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $300 for members; $350 for nonmembers. 843-842-5738. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Intermediate Acrylics," with Rosemary Hurkamp: 1-4 p.m. Jan. 13, 14 and 17, $90 for member; $105 for nonmembers; or 1-4 p.m. Jan. 27-28, Art League of Hilton Head's Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $60 for members; $70 for nonmembers. 843-842-5738. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Italic Calligraphy," with Dennis Lake: 9 a.m.-noon, Jan. 14 and 21, Art League of Hilton Head's Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $60 for members; $70 for nonmembers. 843-842-5738. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Jewelry Making 101," with Linda Raih: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 14, Art League of Hilton Head's Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $40 for members; $47 for nonmembers. 843-842-5738. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Recycle Collage," with Joanna Chalson: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Jan. 14-March 18, Art League of Hilton Head's Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $300 for members; $350 for nonmembers. 843-842-5738. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Abstract Painting," with Ted Jordan: 9 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays, Jan. 15-Feb. 12, Art League of Hilton Head's Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $150 for members; $175 for nonmembers. 843-842-5738. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Watercolor for Beginners," with Joanna Chalson: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 15-Feb. 12, Art League of Hilton Head's Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $150 for members; $175 for nonmembers. 843-842-5738. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Flat Spiral Braid Bracelet," with Linda Raih: 12:30-4 p.m. Jan. 15, Art League of Hilton Head's Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $35 for members; $41 for nonmembers. 843-842-5738. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Open Painting -- Anything Goes," with Ted Jordan: 9 a.m.- noon, Thursdays, Jan. 16-March 20, Art League of Hilton Head's Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $300 for members; $350 for nonmembers. 843-842-5738. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Lunch with the Masters," with Don Nagel: noon-1 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 16-March 20, Art League of Hilton Head's Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Donations accepted. 843-842-5738. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Landscape, Beyond the Photograph," with Don Nagel: 1-4 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 16-March 20, Art League of Hilton Head's Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $300 for members; $350 for nonmembers. 843-842-5738. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Pastel -- Landscape, Still Life, Figure," with Joyce Nagel: 1-4 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 16-March 20, Art League of Hilton Head's Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $300 for members; $350 for nonmembers. 843-842-5738. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Brick by Brick -- Design," with Don and Joyce Nagel: 9 a.m.-noon, Fridays, Jan. 17-Feb. 21, Art League of Hilton Head's Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $180 for members; $210 for nonmembers. 843-842-5738. www.artleaguehhi.org

"So You Want to be a Painter," with Academy Team: 9 a.m.-noon, Fridays, Jan. 17-Feb. 7, Art League of Hilton Head's Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $120 for members; $140 for nonmembers. 843-842-5738. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Watercolor on Canvas: Fresh and Forgiving," with Alex Sharma: 9 a.m.- noon, Tuesdays, Jan. 21-March 18, Art League of Hilton Head's Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $270 for members; $315 for nonmembers. 843-842-5738. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Right Angle Weave Bracelet," with Linda Raih: 1-4 p.m. Jan. 21, Art League of Hilton Head's Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $30 for members; $35 for nonmembers. 843-842-5738. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Acrylics and Oils: The Vibrant Transparent Method," with Alex Sharma: 9 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays, Jan. 22-Feb. 12, Art League of Hilton Head's Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $120 for members; $140 for nonmembers. 843-842-5738. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Double Flat Spiral Braid Bracelet," with Linda Raih: 1-4 p.m. Jan. 22, Art League of Hilton Head's Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $30 for members; $35 for nonmembers. 843-842-5738. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Sculpture: Casting, Carving, Modeling," with Alex Sharma: 1-4 p.m. Fridays, Jan. 25-Mar. 14, Art League of Hilton Head's Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $240 for members; $280 for nonmembers. 843-842-5738. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Step by Step Painting," with Addison Palmer: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 25, Art League of Hilton Head's Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $60 for members; $70 for nonmembers. 843-842-5738. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Explore Acrylics," with Lynda Potter: 1-4 p.m. Jan. 31 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 1, Art League of Hilton Head's Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $90 for members; $105 for nonmembers. 843-842-5738.www.artleaguehhi.org

"Oil Painting Landscape," featuring Chris Groves: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 3-5, Society of Bluffton Artists' Center for the Creative Arts, 8 Church St., Bluffton. $450. 843-247-2868. www.sobagallery.com

Call for artists

"Arts Alive: New Year's Art Show," presented by Lowcountry Community Church: Art application deadline is Jan. 26. Art should be delivered to the church office by Feb. 2. No entry fee. Lowcountry Community Church, 801 Buckwalter Parkway, Bluffton. Opening is Feb. 9. 843-836-1101. www.lowcountrycc.org

Literary

"The Diviners," by Libba Bray, presented at "30 Going On 13" Book Club for adults: 6-7 p.m. Jan. 8, St. Helena Island library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island. 843-255-6487. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Books Sandwiched In Series -- Dr. Tom Downs presents "The House of God," by Samuel Shem: noon Jan. 13, University of South Carolina Beaufort Performing Arts Center, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. Free. 843-694-2864. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

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

Book signing with George Campbell, author of "What's Next George?," "Fireball Campbell" and "Hunting Short Stories": 11-11:30 a.m. Jan. 17 Campbell will speak; he will sign books until 2 p.m. Southern Drawl Outfitters, 1533 Fording Island Road, Bluffton

Novel Evenings Book Club: 6 p.m. Jan. 21, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6525. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Novel Mornings Book Club: 11 a.m. Jan. 22, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6525. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Hilton Head Library Book Break featuring "Forks in the Road," by James Edward Alexander, reviewed by Leslie Richardson: noon Jan. 22, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-255-6500

"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

Friends of the Bluffton Library Book Sale: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 25, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. 843-255-6503. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Book signing with George Campbell, author of "What's Next George?," "Fireball Campbell" and "Hunting Short Stories": 11-11:30 a.m. Jan. 25 Campbell will speak; he will sign books until 2 p.m. Fordham Market, 701 Bay St., Beaufort

Inspirational Book Club: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Jan. 25, St. Helena Island library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island. 843-255-6487. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry presents an evening with Cassandra King, author of "Moonrise": 4-6 p.m. Jan. 25, Chart House, 2 Hudson Road, Hilton Head Island. $60. 843- 815-6616

Books Sandwiched In Series -- Eileen Williams presents "The Sandcastle Girls," by Chris Bojahlian: noon Jan. 27, University of South Carolina Beaufort Performing Arts Center, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. Free. 843-694-2864. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Poison Pen Mystery Book Club: 6-7 p.m. Jan. 27, St. Helena Island library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island. 843-255-6487. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Books Sandwiched In Series -- Patricia Turk presents "Wolf Hall," by Hilary Mantel: noon Feb. 3, University of South Carolina Beaufort Performing Arts Center, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. Free. 843-694-2864. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

30 Going on 13 Book Club: 6-7 p.m. Feb. 5, St. Helena Island library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island. Free. 843-255-6487. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Books Sandwiched In Series -- John Dortch presents "Memoirs of the Prodigal Son, The Road to Redemption: Fifteen years in Prison and Beyond," by the Rev. Dr. John Dortch: noon Feb. 10, University of South Carolina Beaufort Performing Arts Center, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. Free. 843-694-2864. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

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

Books Sandwiches in Series -- Steve Murray presents "Freedom's Forge," by Arthur Herman: noon Feb. 17, University of South Carolina Beaufort Performing Arts Center, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. Free. 843-694-2864. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Star Night: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21, The Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $12 adults; $7 for children ages 6-12. Bring a flashlight and a set of binoculars for the field portion of the program. Reservations are required. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

Inspirational Book Club: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Feb. 22, St. Helena Island libary, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island. Free. 843-255-6487. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Books Sandwiched in Series -- Alice Moss presents "Serena," by Ron Rash: noon Feb. 24, University of South Carolina Beaufort Performing Arts Center, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. Free. 843-694-2864. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Poison Pen Mystery Book Club: 6-7 p.m. Feb. 24, St. Helena Island library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island. Free. 843-255-6487. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Books Sandwiched in Series -- Debbi Covington presents "Celebrate Everything," by Debbi Covington: 5:30 p.m. March 3, University of South Carolina Beaufort Performing Arts Center, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. Free. 843-694-2864. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

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

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