Weekend highlights: Oct. 20-23

OCT. 20

The Hilton Head Island chapter of the American Cancer Society will stage the inaugural "Relay Rocks!" event from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at The Lodge. The event is a fundraiser for the society's 16th Annual Relay For Life. The family friendly "happy hour"-style event will offer appetizers and drinks for a $20 donation to the society. Details: RelayForLifeHiltonHead@Yahoo.com

OCT. 21Historic Beaufort Foundation is sponsoring the annual Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens from Oct. 21-23. Beaufort's National Historic Landmark District is the largest in South Carolina. During the festival, visitors are invited to explore a selection of private homes, churches, gardens and plantations rarely open to the public. Advance tickets reservations are recommended. Cost ranges from $45 to $55. Brochures and ticket information are available at www.historicbeaufort.org. Details: events@historicbeaufort.org, 843-379-3331

Three local artists will be on display at a public arts show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 21-22 at The Conservancy at Palmetto Bluff. Mixed media artist Terri Katz Kasimov, watercolor painter Margaret Peery and sculptor and oil painter Wayne Edwards will have their work shown. Details: www.palmettobluffresort.com

OCT. 22Sea Pines Montessori Academy will sponsor the "South Carolina Scarecrow Walkabout" to benefit Sea Pines Forest Preserve from 12:30-3 p.m. Oct. 22 at Fish Island in the preserve. The walkabout is a walking tour through the preserve to view student-created scarecrows based on a South Carolina theme. Cost is $5 a family, in addition to $5 Sea Pines guest pass. Tickets will be sold on the day of event at the preserve. Details: Shannon Alford, 843-785-2534; www.spma.com

Celebrate Family Health Month with a benefit for Memory Matters from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 22 at The Center for Health and Fitness, 2 Marshland Road, Hilton Head Island. The event will include healthy family tips, group classes, raffles for a massage and a one-month fitness club membership, and plenty of healthy snacks. There will also be a mobile blood drive hosted by The Blood Alliance and Beaufort Memorial Hospital. Details: HonestlyWellMemoryMatters.eventbrite.com

The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Beaufort County, will host the sixth annual NAMI Walks at 10 a.m. Oct. 22 at Coligny Beach on Hilton Head Island. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds will go toward the local group's programs. Details: 843-681-2200, www.NAMIBeaufortCounty.com

Harbour Town Yacht Club and its management company, The Club Group, have partnered with Mi Tierra Mexican Restaurant on Hilton Head Island, to host a fundraiser to benefit Hilton Head resident Luz Riviera, the widow of Jose Rendon. Rendon recently passed away after being diagnosed with inoperable liver and pancreatic cancer. He did not have medical insurance. "Fiesta for Life" will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 22 at Mi Tierra on Hilton Head. The event will feature drink and meal specials and a prize drawing. Details: 843-227-7132

OCT. 23The Sea Island Chamber Singers will present "Music Sacra" at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at Sea Island Presbyterian Church at 81 Lady's Island Drive in Beaufort. This program will consist of sacred music written by American composers. The group is made up of 28 voices from the Sea Island Church and Beaufort community. The program is open to the public; an offering will be accepted. Details: Charlie Frost, 843-525-0696 or cfrost@sipcnet.org