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Re-enactor to kick it old school at museum

"Mistress Mary Hext," who ran a boarding school for young ladies in Charleston in the 1740s, will give lessons in deportment, handwriting and English country dancing at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island.

Step back in time with the re-enactor schoolmarm to discover what education was like for girls in the 18th century and make a "sweet bag" to keep your linens smelling fresh.

Reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767, extension 223.

The cost is $12 for girls 6 and older and is free for accompanying adults.

The museum is at 70 Honey Horn Drive.

Expect delays on Mathews Drive starting Monday

Work on Hilton Head Island's Mathews Drive is to begin Monday.

Work times will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through April 1, with crews directing traffic in work zones. Drivers should expect delays because of lane closures, which will reduce traffic at times to one lane, according to an REA Contracting news release.

Details: Call 843-726-5344.

School talent competition Tuesday

Thomas Heyward Academy in Ridgeland will hold its first "THA's Got Talent," featuring two celebrity judges, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the school gym.

One judge is Stephen Ferrone of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, who has been a drummer with several bands. The other is guitarist Joe Robinson, who won the 2008 edition of Australia's Got Talent at age 16, according to a news release.

The talent competition will include performances by students in grades four through 12, in addition to performances by the two judges. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Details: 843-726-3673 or go to