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Calendar of Lowcountry Events

If you would like to have your event included in the Calendar of Lowcountry Events, send details to calendar@islandpacket.com two weeks before desired publication. This calendar is updated online once a week and runs in the Lowcountry Life and Lowcountry Current sections of The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette as space allows.

ARTS
Theater

"Wicked": through April 29, North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston. 843-529-5050. www.coliseumpac.com

"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying": through May 27, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $39-$55. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

"Tea at Five," presented by South Carolina Repertory Company: May 1-13, South Carolina Repertory Company, 136 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-342-2057. www.hiltonheadtheatre.com

"80th Reunion," staged reading with playwright Jim Herring: 3 p.m. May 6, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $12. 843-379-2787. www.beaufortcountyarts.com/theater.htm

"Evita," presented by the May River Theatre Company: May 11-27, Bluffton Town Hall Ulmer Auditorium, 20 Bridge St., Bluffton. $20. 843-815-5581. www.mayrivertheatre.com/

"Wizard of Oz," presented by the Beaufort Children's Theatre: May 17-20, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. 843-521-4145. www.uscb.edu

"Becoming Harriet Tubman," presented by Palmetto Theater Experiment: 7:30 p.m. May 19, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $17; $12 for students; $7 for children 12 and younger; and $12 for groups of 10 or more. 843-379-2787. www.beaufortcountyarts.com/theater.htm

"Picasso at the Lapin Agile," presented by Palmetto Theater Experiment: 7:30 p.m. May 31-June 2 and June 7-9; 3 p.m. June 3 and 10, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $17; $12 for students; $7 for children; $12 for groups. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"Shout! The Mod Musical": June 19-July 29, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

"W;T," presented by Misspent Youth Productions: Sept. 6-9 and Sept. 13-16, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $17; $12 for students; $7 for children; $12 for groups. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"The Misanthrope," presented by Palmetto Theater Experiment: Nov. 8-11 and Nov. 15-18, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $17; $12 for students; $7 for children; $12 for groups. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Dance

"Swan Lake," presented by Savannah Dance Theatre: 8 p.m. April 28, Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. $25. 912-525-5050. www.lucastheatre.com

Music

Seventh annual "A Slice of American Pie" Rock Concert presented by Hilton Head Island High School students and faculty: Benefits Relay for Life. 7 p.m. April 26-27, Hilton Head Island High School Visual and Performing Arts Center, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. $10 adults, $5 students, free for children 5 and younger. 843-689-4800

LowCountry Children's Chorus 10th Anniversary Spring Concert: 3 p.m. April 28, The Baptist Church of Beaufort, 600 Charles St., Beaufort. Free. 843-252-4104. www.bcob.org/lccc.html

Savannah Wind Symphony Pops Concert: 3 p.m. April 29, Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St., Savannah. 912-344-2801

USCB Festival Series Chamber Music Concert: 5-7 p.m. April 29, USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $40. 843-208-8246. ww.uscb.edu/festivalseries

Eternal Vision Concert: 6 p.m. April 29, Red Dam Baptist Church, 488 Red Dam Church Road, Hardeeville. 843-784-6083. www.reddambaptistchurch.org

"Song and Dance," presented by the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, with guest conductor Arthur Post: 8 p.m. April 30, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $20-$40. 843-842-2055. www.hhso.org

"Cinemagic," a musical revue of the movies, presented by the Sun City Chorus: 2 p.m. May 2; 7 p.m. May 3-5, Magnolia Hall, Sun City Hilton Head. $23. 843-368-3153.

"Primavera Pops," presented by Beaufort Symphony Orchestra: 8 p.m. May 3 and 3 p.m. May 6, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $35. 877-548-3237. www.beaufortorchestra.org

"Music at St. Helena's," featuring organist Jonathan Dimmock, presented as part of The Parish Church of St. Helena's tricentennial celebration: 7 p.m. May 4, The Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church St., Beaufort. 843-522-1712, ext. 214. www.sthelenas1712.org

Lehar's "The Merry Widow," presented by Opera Lovers of Hilton Head: 1 p.m. May 9, The Seabrook, 300 Woodhaven Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-2610

Music At Noon: noon May 11, St. Luke's Church, 50 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. 888-840-0152

Street Music on Paris Avenue with The GrooveTones: 6:30 p.m. May 12, Paris Avenue in Old Village, Port Royal. Free. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"Music at St. Helena's," featuring Choir Festival with Brian Jones, presented as part of the Parish Church of St. Helena's tricentennial celebration: 7 p.m. May 19, The Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church St., Beaufort. 843-522-1712, ext. 214. www.sthelenas1712.org

"Season Finale: Schubert & Bruckner," presented by the Savannah Philharmonic: 7:30 p.m. May 19, Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. 912-525-5050. www.savannahphilharmonic.org

"The Great Migration-1915-1930 African-American Southern Exodus" presented by CSO Gospel Choir at 2012 Piccolo Spoleto: 5 p.m. May 26, St Matthews Lutheran Church, 405 King St., Charleston. $21 adults, $11 students. 866-811-4111. 866-811-4111. www.piccolospoleto.com

Street Music on Paris Avenue with Angela Easterling and the Beguilers: 6:30 p.m. May 26, Paris Avenue in Old Village, Port Royal. Free. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"America Sings!," presented by the Hilton Head Choral Society: 7 p.m. May 27, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $15; $20 preferred seating. 843-341-3818. www.hiltonheadchoralsociety.org

"America Sings!," presented by the Hilton Head Choral Society: 7 p.m. May 28, Holy Family Catholic Church, 24 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $15; $20 preferred seating. 843-341-3818. www.hiltonheadchoralsociety.org

Street Music on Paris Avenue with HavanaSon: 6:30 p.m. June 9, Paris Avenue in Old Village, Port Royal. Free. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Street Music on Paris Avenue with Webb Wilder and the Beatnecks: 6:30 p.m. June 23, Paris Avenue in Old Village, Port Royal. Free. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Rehearsals

Hilton Head Barbershop Chorus: Guests and prospective members welcome. 5-7 p.m. Mondays, Country Club of Hilton Head in Hilton Head Plantation, 70 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-290-9517, 843-384-9480. www.hhibarbershoppers.org

Beaufort Belles women's chorus: New members welcome. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays, Baptist Church of Beaufort, 600 Charles St., Beaufort. 843-524-1888, 843-838-5787. www.beaufortbelles.com

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

Beaufort Harbormasters: 6:45 p.m. Mondays, Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady's Island Drive, Beaufort. www.beaufortharbormasters.org

Sun Tones women's chorus: New members welcome. 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays, backstage at Magnolia Hall, Sun City Hilton Head. 843-705-7904

Lowcountry Chorale: Men and women invited. 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays through May 15, St. John's Lutheran Church, 157 Lady's Island Drive, Beaufort. 843-521-1017

Visual arts and exhibits

Ruth Sykes Mixed Media Drawings & Urban Jupena Tapestry Weavings: through April 27, Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St., Savannah. 912-651-6783. www.savannahga.gov/arts

Erle Sergo's retrospective in oil and acrylic: through April 28, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-342-9200

"For The Love of Red," works of Vickie Jourdan: through April 28, Walter Greer Gallery, at the Arts Center of Coastal Caroline, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060. www.artleaguehhi.org

"The Greatest Story Ever Told Works," by Rudolph Valentino Bostic: through April 30, Beach Institute, 502 East Harris St., Savannah. 912-234-8000

"New Vibrations," by the Art Beyond Tradition group of artists: through April 30, University of South Carolina Beaufort, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. 843-521-4145

The Black Leaders of Beaufort County Portrait Project: through May 12, LyBensons Gallery, 211 Charles St., Beaufort. 843-522-3094

"Coastal Impressions: Paintings by Tricia Gardner": through May 12, Beaufort Art Association Gallery, 913 Bay St., Beaufort. 843-521-4444. www.beaufortartassociation.com

Art Academy Winter Exhibit and Sale: through May 18, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

Artist Showcase 2012, presented by the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce: noon-8 p.m. May 25 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 26, Sea Island Best Western, 1015 Bay St., Beaufort. A reception is 5-7 p.m. May 25. Free. www.bcbcc.org

"The Artists of Sea Pines": through June 26, CSA Gallery, 175 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-6961

"Field Hands," works of Brian Antoine Woods, presented by Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs: through June 29, Midtown Municipal Building, 601 E. 66th St., Savannah.

"The Mind and Thoughts of Richard Law": through June 30, Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St., Savannah. 912-234-8000, www.kingtisdell.org

"Fort Fremont -- Homeland Security 1898": through June 30, Verdier House, 801 Bay St., Beaufort. www.fortfremont.org

Hilton Head Prep Senior Showcase Opening Reception: 5-7 p.m. April 26, Coastal Discovery Museum, 100 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. The showcase art exhibit will run thru May 10. 843-689-6767. www.hhprep.org

Works of Dennis Lake, presented by the Society of Bluffton Artists: Artist's reception is 3-5 p.m. April 29. Exhibit runs through June 2; Society of Bluffton Artists Gallery, Calhoun and Church streets, Bluffton. 843-757-6586. www.socblufftonartist.com

"People, Places, and Chickens," works of James St. Clair: Opening reception is 6-8 p.m. April 27, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. Exhibit runs through May 31. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Peter Max Exhibit: Meet the artist receptions are 6-9 p.m. April 27 and 1-3 p.m. April 28, Karis Art Gallery, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Exhibit runs April 21-29. 843-785-5100. www.karisartgallery.com

"Eclectic -- An Exhibition of Ceramics," by Sheri Farbstein: 5-8 p.m. May 3, Walter Greer Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Exhibit runs April 30-May 27. 843-681-5060. www.artleaguehhi.org

Seabrook Retirement Community of Hilton Head Resident Art Show: 4-6 p.m. May 4, The Seabrook, 300 Woodhaven Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-3747

Open studios and classes

"Landscape in the Medium of Choice," with Don and Joyce Nagel: 1-4 p.m. Thursdays, April 26-May 24, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $150 for members; $175 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Plein Air Lowcountry," with Daryl Urig: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 26-27, Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. $160. 843-247-2868. www.socblufftonartist.com

"Color Theory II: Colors of the Changing Seasons -- Choosing Color Variations," with Alex Sharma: 9 a.m.-noon April 27, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $30 for members; $35 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Explore Acrylic Gels and Mediums for Water Media," with Lynda Potter: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 28, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $60 for members; $70 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Unlock Your Drawing Skills," with Penny Russell: 1-3 p.m. April 28, Beaufort Art Association Gallery and BAA Studio, 913 Bay St., Beaufort. 843-838-3205. www.beaufortartassociation.com

"The Artists of Sea Pines" plein air painting weekend: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 29, The Heritage Farm, Sea Pines, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-6961

Beginning Metalsmithing: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, May 1-29, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $125, plus $35 for materials. 843-686-3945, ext. 233. www.artshhi.com

Acting Workshops: 7 p.m. May 4, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $250. 843-521-4145. www.uscb.edu/community-outreach/center-for-the-arts/index.php

"Improve Your Drawing Skills -- Class No. 1," with Penny Russell: 1-3 p.m. May 5 and 12, Beaufort Art Association Gallery and BAA Studio, 913 Bay St., Beaufort. $60 for two classes. 843-838-3205. www.beaufortartassociation.com

Acting Workshops (advanced classes) for ages 16 and older: May 5-6, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $250. 843-521-4145. www.uscb.edu/community-outreach/center-for-the-arts/index.php

"Labors of Love -- Basketry": 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 12, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $65. 843-686-3945, ext. 233. www.artshhi.com

"Improve Your Drawing Skills -- Class No. 2," with Penny Russell: 1-3 p.m. May 19 and 26, Beaufort Art Association Gallery and BAA Studio, 913 Bay St., Beaufort. $60 for two classes. 843-838-3205. www.beaufortartassociation.com

Appliqued Apron workshop: 9 a.m.-noon May 19, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $42. 843-686-3945, ext. 233. www.artshhi.com

Film

"Rashomon" film and discussion, presented by the Savannah College of Art and Design Cinema Circle: 7 p.m. April 28, Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St., Savannah. $8; $6 for seniors, students and military. 912-525-5051. www.scadboxoffice.com

Emerging Cinema -- "Brake": 7 p.m. April 30, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $8; $7 for seniors/military; $6 for students. 843-521-4145. www.uscb.edu/community-outreach/center-for-the-arts/index.php

"Casablanca" film and discussion, presented by the Savannah College of Art and Design Cinema Circle: 7 p.m. June 23, Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St., Savannah. $8; $6 for seniors, students and military. 912-525-5051. www.scadboxoffice.com

"Forrest Gump" film and discussion, presented by the Savannah College of Art and Design Cinema Circle: 7 p.m. July 7, Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St., Savannah. $8; $6 for seniors, students and military. 912-525-5051. www.scadboxoffice.com

"Cape Fear" film and discussion, presented by the Savannah College of Art and Design Cinema Circle: 7 p.m. July 14, Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St., Savannah. $8; $6 for seniors, students and military. 912-525-5051. www.scadboxoffice.com

"Breakfast at Tiffany's" film and discussion, presented by the Savannah College of Art and Design Cinema Circle: 7 p.m. July 28, Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St., Savannah. $8; $6 for seniors, students and military. 912-525-5051. www.scadboxoffice.com

Literary

"Putting Your Life on the Lines: Memoir Writing," with Katherine Tandy Brown: 6-8 p.m. Mondays through May 14, Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. $110. 843-525-8205. www.tcl.edu/ce

Lowcountry Women Writers bi-monthly critique group: 5:45 p.m. April 26. Call for details. 843-597-3910. steffed65@live.com

"Creative Organization for Writers," with Stephanie Edwards: 10 a.m.-noon April 28, Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. $59. 843-525-8205. www.tcl.edu/ce

"Bluffton Changing Tides: The Photography of Marge Agin," edited by Charlene Gardner, book release party: 4-8 p.m. May 4, Four Corners Gallery, 1263 May River Road, Bluffton. 843-757-8185. www.fourcornersgallerybluffton.com

Culinary

The Taste of Jasper: 6-10 p.m. April 28, Jasper County Farmers Market, 9935 South Jacob Smart Blvd., Ridgeland. 843-717-1615

KIDS AND FAMILIES

YMCA Youth T-Ball Registration: through May 14, 1801 Richmond Ave., Port Royal. $40 for members, $55 for nonmembers. 843-522-9622. www.ymcabeaufortcounty.com

Main Street Youth Theatre spring class registration: through May 28, Main Street Youth Theatre, 25 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head Island. $30-$180 per course. 843-689-6246. www.msyt.org

"Imagination Hour" at The Sandbox: 10 a.m. Thursdays through May 29, The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum, 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. Free with cost of admission ($6). 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

Acting Workshops (advanced classes) for grade levels 6-9: April 28-29, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $250. 843-521-4145. www.uscb.edu/community-outreach/center-for-the-arts/index.php

"Poetry Day," for ages 8-10: 3 p.m. April 28, The Storybook Shoppe, 41A Calhoun St., Bluffton. 843-757-2600. www.thestorybookshoppe.com

Interactive Mystery Game (Solve the Pharaoh's Curse) for ages 12-18: 5-9 p.m. April 29, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-255-6500.

Mother Goose Day Story - Games, crafts, and stories: 4:30-5 p.m. May 1, Lobeco Branch Public Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Little Ones Garden Club: 4-5 p.m. May 2, 9, 23, 30, Lobeco Branch Public Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Get up and move: 11 a.m. May 7, 14, Lobeco Branch Public Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Tween Advisor Group: 4:30 p.m. May 8, 29, Lobeco Branch Public Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Game Day: 4:30 p.m. May 22, Lobeco Branch Public Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"WizBiz Teens Workshop": 3-5 p.m. May 25, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Sesame Street Live -- "Elmo's Super Heroes": 7 p.m. June 19; 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. June 20, Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah. $15-$55. 912-651-6557. www.savannahcivic.com.

Ongoing events

The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-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. 843-689-3033. www.coastaldiscovery.org

OUTDOORS/WILDLIFE

Fripp Audubon Spring Migration Field Trip: 8:30 a.m. April 27, starting from McDonald's, 177 Sea Island Parkway, Lady's Island. Yearly membership $10, family $20. 843-441-2153. www.islc.net

Safe Boating Class - Hilton Head Sail & Power Squadron: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. April 28 and May 5, Hilton Head SHARE Center, 6 Office Way, Hilton Head Island. $75 a person, $100 a couple. 843-785-8876. www.hhsps.org

KayakFest: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 28, Old Oyster Factory, 101 Marshland Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6996. www.outsidehiltonhead.com

Ride with the Pros - Test Drive a Bike: 6-8 p.m. April 30, Lowcountry Bicycles, 102 Sea Island Parkway, Lady's Island. 843-524-9585

Walk and Talk: 9 a.m. May 12, Great Swamp Sanctuary, Walterboro. 843-549-7658

Windmill Harbour Boat Show: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 19-20, Windmill Harbour, Hilton Head Island. $10 a person, 12 or under, free. 843-681-5600, ext. 241

"Horseshoe Crabs -- Living Fossils," presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum: 6:30 p.m. June 4, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $15. 843-689-3033. www.coastaldiscovery.org

FARMERS MARKETS

Buckwalter Place Farmers Market: 2-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Buckwalter Place, Buckwalter Parkway, Bluffton. 843-384-1658. www.buckwalterfarmersmarket.com

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

Hilton Head Island Farmers Market: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.farmersmarkethiltonheadisland.com

FESTIVALS, CELEBRATIONS AND BENEFITS

Dine, Drink, Bid!: 5-8 p.m. April 27, Traditions on Parris Island. $10. 843-470-0750

First African Baptist Church Family Night: 6-10 p.m. April 27, First African Baptist Church, 70 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. $7. 843-681-8163

Colleton County Rice Festival: April 27-29, downtown Walterboro. www.scfestival-rice.com

Tennis Fundraiseer for the American Cancer Society: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 28, Oldfield Tennis Center, 130 Oldfield Way, Okatie. $50 per person. 843-757-7450. www.cancer.org

Fifth annual Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest, sponsored by the David M. Carmines Memorial Foundation: Benefits the American Cancer Society, the M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Center and the Island Recreation Scholarship Fund. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 28, Shelter Cove Community Park, Hilton Head Island. $5; free for kids 12 and younger. 843-681-2772, ext. 137. www.davidmcarmines.org

Annual Friends of NRA Banquet/Auction presented by Lowcountry Patriots: 5:30 p.m. April 28, Quality Inn Beaufort Town Center, 2001 Boundary St., Beaufort. $30; $15 for kids 16 and under. 843-263-3671. www.friendsofnra.org

Penn Center 1862 Circle Gala and Awards Banquet: Benefits Penn Center. 6 p.m. April 28, Crowne Plaza, Hilton Head Island. $100-$150. 843-838-2432. info@penncenter.com

Hilton Head/Savannah Equestrian Exposition: 12:30 p.m. April 29, Rose Hill Plantation, 1 Rose Hill Drive, Bluffton. $15; children under 12, active duty military and their dependents are free. The Red Ribbon patron tickets offer a reserved parking space and admit two for $250. The Blue Ribbon Patron, which is $400, features choice parking and four tickets to the event. 843-705-9551

Maranatha Farms Animal Rescue Oyster Roast: 2 p.m. April 29, Rosie O'Grady's, 2127 Boundary St. #2 Beaufort. $10 donation. 843-379-7676

Buckwalter Farmers Market: 2-6 p.m. Tuesdays in May, Buckwalter Place, Buckwalter Parkway, Bluffton. 843-384-1658

Fourth annual Memory Matters Chef's Event: 6-9 p.m. May 1, Sea Pines Country Club, 30 Governors Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-6688

A Taste of Beaufort Festival: May 4-5, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Beaufort. Free. www.downtownbeaufort.com

American Cancer Society's HHI Relay for Life: 6 p.m.-7 a.m. May 4, Island Recreation Center, 20 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-757-7450. www.cancer.org.

The Palmetto Kiwanis Club Flapjack Fundraiser: 7:30-9:30 a.m. May 5, Applebee's, 200 Museum St., Hilton Head Island. $5. Benefits Kiwanis Club Project Eliminate and local children's charities. 843-298-3106

Heroes on Horseback Kentucky Derby Party fundraiser: 3:30-7:30 p.m. May 5, Moss Creek Clubhouse. $75. 843-757-5607. www.hohevents.com

"Springtime in Paris," the Art League of Hilton Head's 24th annual Art and Flowers Luncheon: 1 p.m. May 6, Jack Nicklaus Clubhouse, Colleton River Plantation, 60 Colleton River Drive, Bluffton. $40; $10 preview. Reservations required. 843-342-7349. www.artleaguehhi.org

Palmetto Bluff Concert on the Green: 6 p.m. May 10, Palmetto Bluff, 476 Mount Pelia Road, Bluffton. $25 per car at the gate. Benefits the Junior Jazz Foundation. www.palmettobluff.com

Bluffton Village Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 12, Calhoun Street, Old Town Bluffton. Free. 843-815-2277. www.blufftonvillagefestival.com

Lowcountry Autism Foundation's Fifth Annual Spring Fling: 6 p.m. May 12, Port Royal Clubhouse, Hilton Head Island. $75 a person. 843-342-9000

Family Promise of Beaufort County's 3rd annual fundraising gala "A Night for the Children": Proceeds to help homeless children and their families find sustainable housing. 6 p.m. May 17, Hampton Hall Clubhouse, 68 Hampton Pointe Blvd.; Hardeeville. $40. 843-815-4211. www.familypromisebeaufortcounty.org

2012 Tri-Command and Beaufort County Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration: 6-9 p.m. May 18, the Lyceum, Parris Island. 843-228-4198

Walterboro Antiques, History and Arts Festival: May 18-19, Walterboro. 843-549-0011. www.scartisanscenter.com

16th annual Rib Burnoff, hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Hilton Head Island: noon-4 p.m. May 19, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Plantation Road, Hilton Head Island. $12 in advance; $15 at the door; children are free. 843-689-6767

Wild Women's Tea Party: Benefits Lowcountry Legal Volunteers' Women's Outreach to Women. 2-5 p.m. May 19, Spanish Wells Plantation, Hilton Head Island. $25 donation. 843-815-1570. www.lowcountrylegalaid.org

Hilton Head Taste of Summer Craft Beer Festival: 2-6 p.m. May 19, Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina, Hilton Head Island. $25 in 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 26, Sea Island Best Western, 1015 Bay St., Beaufort. A reception is 5-7 p.m. May 25. Free. www.bcbcc.org

TOURNAMENTS, WALKS AND RACES

Healing Heroes Golf Week tournament hosted by The Independence Fund: April 26, Sanctuary Golf Course; April 27, Fripp Island Ocean Point Links. $75 a person. 843-379-8877. www.ldw3.com

Sea Turtle 5K Fun Run/Health Walk: 8 a.m. April 28, Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton. Race will start at the corner of Old Palmetto Bluff and New Riverside roads. $10; $5 for kids. 843-707-0500. pes.beaufortsc.schoolfusion.us

Kids Triathlon hosted by the Wardle Family YMCA: 9 a.m. April 28, Wardle YMCA, 1801 Richmond Ave., Port Royal. $25 for members; $30 for nonmembers. 843-522-9622. www.ymcabeaufortcounty.com

Hilton Head Humane Association's 15th annual Dog Walk: 9:30 a.m. April 28, Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island. $30 registration fee. 843-681-8686

Fifth annual Wounded Warrior Motorcycle Run: Benefits the Independence Fun and Lt. Dan Weekend. Noon April 28, AMVETS Post 70, 1831 Ribaut Road, Port Royal. $15. 843-263-5450. www.ltdanweekend.com

Annual Attorney Chase 5K: Benefits Lowcountry Legal Volunteers. 8 a.m. May 12, Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island. $30; $25 if purchased in advance. 843-815-1570. www.lowcountrylegalaid.org

20th annual Business Golf Classic: noon. May 7, Wexford Plantation, Hilton Head Island. $185 a player or $725 a team. 843-785-3673

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Community Donation Yoga Class: Benefits local charities. Noon-1 p.m. Fridays, Jiva Yoga Center, 1032 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $5. 843-247-4549. www.jivayogacenter.com

Blood Alliance blood drive: 3-6 p.m. April 27, Hampton Hall, 170 Hampton Hall Blvd., Bluffton. 843-757-5106

Free health screenings sponsored by Honestly Well: 1-4 p.m. May 5, Comfort Suites, 23 Towne Drive, Bluffton. 843-815-1700

Accumulative Grief and Multiple Losses:A Community Healing Workshop: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. May 22, Palm Meadows Village, 80 Main St., Hilton Head Island. 843-785-5901

Free health screenings: 1-4 p.m. June 2, Comfort Suites, 23 Towne Drive, Bluffton. 843-815-1700

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

"Lunch with the Masters," with Don Nagel: noon-1 p.m. Thursdays, April 26-May 24, Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-5726. www.artleaguehhi.org

"Red Knots and Horseshoe Crabs," presented by Fripp Audubon: 6 p.m. April 26, Fripp Island Community Centre, 205 Tarpon Blvd., Fripp Island. Free. 843-441-2153. www.islc.net/audubon

"Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children," a Child Sexual Abuse Prevention workshop for adults: 1:30-4:30 p.m. April 28, CrossFit Hilton Head, 6 Bow Circle, Hilton Head Island. Register by April 27. 843-524-2256. www.hopehavenlc.org

"Language and Speech Development," presented by speech and language pathologist Kim Rowe as part of the "Parents 411" series: 9:30 a.m. May 1, The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum, 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $6. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

"Economic Literacy Seminar," presented by Loren Spivak: 5 p.m. May 6 and 6 p.m. May 7, First Baptist Church of Bluffton, 1300 May River Road, Bluffton. 843-705-7102

"Selecting and Using Toys and Books with Your Child," presented by speech and language pathologist Kim Rowe as part of the "Parents 411" series: 9:30 a.m. May 8, The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum, 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $6. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

" A Holistic Approach to Digestive Health," presented by Rahmie Valentine and Moshe Dekel as part of the Holistic Health lecture series: 6:30 p.m. May 8, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-298-2886.

Low Country Christian Women's Connection: 11:30 a.m. May 16, Hampton Hall Club House, Hampton Hall Plantation, Bluffton. $24. Prepay by May 9. 843-705-7950

"Lowcountry Reptiles and Amphibians,"presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum: 3-4 p.m. May 30, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $12; $7 for kids 4-12. 843-689-6767

"Horseshoe Crabs -- Living Fossils," presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum: 6:30 p.m. June 4, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $15. 843-689-3033. www.coastaldiscovery.org

CLUBS AND SPECIAL INTERESTS

The American Needlepoint Guild, Hilton Head chapter: 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday of the month through December, Country Club of Hilton Head, 70 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.babsy@hargray.com

Hilton Head Island Carolina Shag Club: 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays through May 8, Remy's Bar and Grill, 130 Arrow Road, Hilton Head Island. $25 annually. 843-815-4141. www.hhishag.com

The Island Amateur Radio Association: Check in on 147.24 repeater. Don Sealy, 843-671-4000

Presbyterian Church Business Network Forum: 6:45 a.m. April 26, First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-6170. www.fpchhi.org

Carolina Dreamers Car Club Cruise-in: 6-8 p.m. April 26, Main Street behind Frankie Bones, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-9185

Brunch with the Hilton Head Island Singles: noon April 29, Harbour Town Grill, 11 Lighthouse Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-3094. www.hiltonheadislandsingles.com

AARP Chapter of the Lowcountry meeting featuring travel consultant Scottie Davis: 1 p.m. May 3, Bluffton/Okatie Outpatient Building, Community Room, 40 Okatie Center Blvd., Okatie. 843-705-5798

Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce First Friday Networking Event: 6-8 p.m. May 4, RoastFish & Cornbread, 70 Marshland Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-986-1102

The Opera Lovers of Hilton Head will present Lehar's "The Merry Widow": 1 p.m. May 9, The Seabrook, 300 Woodhaven Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-2610

Adult Book Club: 11 a.m. May 12, Lobeco Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

The Palmetto Quilt Guild: 1 p.m. May 17, Christ Lutheran Church, 829 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $5 for nonmembers. www.palmettoquiltguild.org

Business After Hours: 5:30-7 p.m. May 17, High Tide and Rainbow International Restoration and Cleaning, 360 Spanish Wells Road, Hilton Head Island. $10 for members, and $20 for nonmembers. 843-785-3673. www.hiltonheadchamber.org

Trivia Night: 4 p.m. May 18, Lobeco Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber Young Professionals Group: 5:30-7 p.m. May 30, Corks Neighborhood Wine Bar, 1297 May River Road, Bluffton. www.hiltonheadchamber.org

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Bits of Love Visiting Equine Therapy: Nonprofit organization is looking for volunteers to assist with visits, barn work and working with miniature horses. 843-757-3338. www.facebook.com/bitsofloveminihorse.

Hospice Care of America volunteer opportunities: Direct patient care and administrative volunteers are needed at the Hilton Head Island office. No experience necessary. 843-785-5901

Soup kitchen donations: Donations are being accepted for the soup kitchen at Spring Hill AME Church. 843-263-8271

Okatie Rotary reading program: Volunteers needed to read to children at Pritchardville Elementary School. Background check required. Contact Diane Merrick at merrickds@yahoo.com

Palmetto Animal League Thrift volunteer recruitment: Supports Palmetto Animal League Adoption Center in Okatie. Volunteers may complete an application and sign up for training at the store in Sheridan Park in Bluffton. Volunteers are needed for all shifts to manage inventory, cashier and merchandising and to assist customers. 843-837-6369

United Way of the Lowcountry: Volunteers with carpentry and home-repair skills are needed to help with the Catholic Heart Work camp project when 350 high school kids from across the country will spend one week in June helping local residents with simple home repairs. 843-837-2000

Tidewater Hospice: Looking for administrative/clerical and patient care volunteers to assist in Lowcountry locations. Some hospice volunteers choose to work directly with patients, while others may prefer to share time and talents in an administrative role. Volunteers are an essential part of Tidewater's team, enhancing both the depth and quality of service offered. Our volunteers experience a high level of satisfaction and reward in their work with patients, families, and staff at Tidewater. 843-757-9388

ETC.

Bridge Clinics: 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Fridays through May 4. Hilton Head Island Bridge Club, Port Royal Plaza. $10 per workshop. 843-689-6239. www.kbwalsh@roadrunner.com

"Walk, Play and Fellowship" with writer Lara Love and the Rescue Dogs of Walk by Faith Ministry: 10 a.m. Saturdays through May 26, Folly Field Beach, Hilton Head Island. 843-338-2219. www.walkbyfaithministry.com

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