Club meetings, special interests, etc. in Beaufort County

calendar@islandpacket.comFebruary 26, 2014 

"An Evening of Ultimate Connections," hosted by Lowcountry Business Circle, featuring national networking expert Lucy Rosen: 5:30-7 p.m. March 4, Ruby Lee's, 46 Old Wild Horse Road, Hilton Head Island. $20 in advance; $30 on the day of the event. 843-301-1037

Dos Lupes Gun Club: 11 a.m. Saturdays, Gun range, Ridgeland. 843-683-4407

Bridge Workshops Absolute Beginner Lessons: 2 p.m. Mondays through March 7, Hilton Head Island Bridge Club, Port Royal Plaza, Hilton Head Island. $10 a session. 843-689-6239. www.bridgewebs.com/hiltonheadisland

Bridge Workshops Intermediate Clinics: 10 a.m. Tuesdays through March 7, Hilton Head Island Bridge Club, Port Royal Plaza, Hilton Head Island. $10 a session. 843-689-6239. www.bridgewebs.com/hiltonheadisland

Embroiderers Guild of America, Lowcountry Chapter: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, Palmetto Electric Community Room, 1 Cooperative Way, Hardeeville. barhhi@hargray.com

Carolina Dreamers Car Club: 6:30 p.m. second Thursday of each month, Golden Corral, 1196 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. canter2south@yahoo.com

Bridge Beginner Plus Workshops: 10 a.m. Fridays through March 7, Hilton Head Island Bridge Club, Port Royal Plaza, Hilton Head Island. $10 a session. 843-689-6239. www.bridgewebs.com/hiltonheadisland

The Greater Bluffton Republican Club meeting, featuring Pat McKinney, candidate for lieutenant governor: 5 p.m. March 3, Moon Mi Pizza, 15 State of Mind St., Bluffton. 843-837-9996

"An Evening of Ultimate Connections," hosted by Lowcountry Business Circle, featuring national networking expert Lucy Rosen: 5:30-7 p.m. March 4, Ruby Lee's, 46 Old Wild Horse Road, Hilton Head Island. $20 in advance; $30 on the day of the event. 843-301-1037

AARP Chapter of the Lowcountry: 1 p.m. March 6, Palmetto Electric Cooperative, 1 Cooperative Way, Hardeeville. 843-705-5978

Hilton Head Island Miniature Doll House Club: 1 p.m. March 6, Palmetto Electric, 111 Mathews Drive, Hilton Head ISland. 843-689-6986

Liberal Men of the Lowcountry: 9 a.m. March 12, Stacks Pancakes, 2 Regency Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 847-921-8188

Public meeting on the State of the Town of Bluffton with Mayor Lisa Sulka, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Hilton Head Island/Bluffton: 10 a.m. March 12, Fellowship Hall, Lowcountry Presbyterian Church, 10 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton. Free. 843-837-3436. www.lwvhhi.org

The Sea Island Fly Fishers March meeting: 6 p.m. March 12, Bay Street Outfitters, 825 Bay St., Beaufort. Free. 843-522-8911. www.flyfishingbeaufort.com

The Hilton Head Quilt Festival, sponsored by Palmetto Quilt Guild: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 21-22 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 23, Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road, Hilton Head Island. $7. 843-757-2613. www.palmettoquiltguild.org

Camera Club of Hilton Head Island Meeting: 7 p.m. March 25, All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. www.cchhi.net

American Legion Post 185 Quarterly Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. March 27, Aunt Chiladas Easy Street Cafe, 69 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $10. 843-342-6322

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

The Hilton Head Humane Association "heart-shaped" cats adoptions: through February, Hilton Head Humane Association, 10 Humane Way, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8686. www.hhhumane.org

Herban Marketplace Hosts Living Foods Classes with Myrtle Weinreinch: 3:30-5 p.m. Sundays through March 16, Herban Marketplace, 1211 Newcastle St., Beaufort. $45. 843-379-5550. www.herbanmarketplace.com

Jasper Animal Rescue Mission Adoptions: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 22, Petsmart, 30 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. $100 for cats; $125 for dogs. 843-726-7799. www.jarmission.org

Sun City Synchronettes swimming show -- "Swim 'Weather' or Not": 3 p.m. Feb. 28; 11 a.m. March 1; 3 p.m. March 2, Purrysburg Indoor Pool, Sun City Hilton Head. $8. 843-338-6308

Jasper Animal Rescue Mission Adoptions: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 1, Petco, 1007 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. $100 for cats; $125 for dogs. 843-726-7799. www.jarmission.org

Open House Tour of Vintage RV Campers, sponsored by Camping World: noon-2 p.m. March 1, Camp Lake Jasper RV Resort, 44 Camp Lake Drive, Hardeeville. Free. 843-304-3411

AARP Smart Driver Program Refresher Course: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 3, Hidden Cypress, Okatie River Room, Sun City Hilton Head. $15 for AARP members; $20 for nonmembers. 843-705-5692

Hilton Head Sail and Power Squadron Spring Safe Boating Seminars: 9-11 a.m. March 8 -- "Rules of the Road"; April 5 -- "Anchoring"; May 10 -- "Partners in Command," Hilton Head Senior Center, 70 Shelter Cove Way Suite L, Hilton Head Island. $35 for each seminar. Advance registration required. 843-785-8876. www.hhsps.org

Outside Hilton Head Green Team Clean-up by Kayak: 2-5 p.m. March 9, Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6996

Greyhound Adoption Meet and Greet, hosted by Greyhound Pets of America -- Charleston Chapter: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. March 15, Petsmart, 30 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. 843-715-2580

AARP Smart Driver Program Refresher Course: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 22, Pinckney Hall, Colleton River Room, Sun City Hilton Head. $15 for AARP members; $20 for nonmembers. 843-705-5692

AARP Smart Driver Program Refresher Course: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 22, Sea Pines Community Center, 70 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. $15 for AARP members; $20 for nonmembers. 843-671-2594

AARP Smart Driver Program Refresher Course: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 22, Summit Place of Beaufort, 1119 Pickpocket Plantation, Beaufort. $15 for AARP members; $20 for nonmembers. 843-521-1941

79th annual Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens: March 27-30, Savannah. 912-234-8054. www.savannahtourofhomes.org

The Beaufort Branch of the American Association of University Women annual scholarship: The applicant must be a woman who lives in Beaufort County, have a high school diploma or GED, and is returning to college or technical school in pursuit of her associate, bachelor or nursing degree. The applicant must demonstrate scholastic aptitude and leadership characteristics, as well as financial need. The scholarship is part of AAUW's mission to promote equity and education for women and girls. Deadline for the application is April 4. Applications are available at the financial aid office of University of South Carolina Beaufort, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. The financial aid office of TCL on Ribaut Road, or by email from Peggy Hubright at hubright@embarqmail.com

Hilton Head/Bluffton NAACP Branch trip to Harrah Casino in Cherokee, N.C.: 6 a.m. June 22. $60 singles; $110 couples. 843-422-2359; 843-689-9372

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