Calendar of Lowcountry Events ... Dec. 27 and beyond

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Calendar of Lowcountry Events ... Dec. 27 and beyond

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ARTS

Theater

"Anything Goes," presented by the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina: through Dec. 30, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $54. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

"I Hate Hamlet," presented by the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina: Feb. 5-25, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $44 for adults, $31 for children. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

"Annie," presented by May River Theatre Co.: 8 p.m. Feb. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23, 3 p.m. Feb. 10, 17 and 24, Bluffton Town Hall's Ulmer Auditorium, 20 Bridge St., Bluffton. $20. 843-837-7798. www.mayriverhteatre.com

Auditions

"Love, Loss and What I Wore," presented by Beaufort Theatre Company: 7 p.m. Jan. 9, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. Roles are available for five (or more) women. All levels of acting experience (or inexperience) are encouraged to audition. Bring a current photo and an acting resume. 843-521-4145. www.uscbcenterforthearts.com

"Auditions for Noises Off," presented by Beaufort Theatre Company: 7 p.m. Jan. 10, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. Roles are available for five male and four female actors. All levels of acting experience are encouraged to audition, but you must be able to execute fairly intense physical comedy and a passable British standard accent. Two roles also require a Cockney accent. Dialect coaching will be available during the rehearsal period, but come prepared to give it your best shot. Bring a current photo and an acting resume, if you have one. 843-521-4145. www.uscbcenterforthearts.com

Dance

Hubbard Street Dance 2: 8 p.m. Jan. 18, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $55. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

Music

The Lumber River Quartet: 7 p.m. Dec. 29, Church of the Palms United Methodist Church, Argent Road, Okatie. Free. 843-379-1888

An Evening with the Branford Marsalis Quartet: 8 p.m. Feb. 18, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $100. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

"Bavarian Bastions," presented by Beaufort Symphony Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 and 3 p.m. March 3, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $37.50; $20 for children. 800-595-4849. www.beaufortorchestra.org

"Sing of Spring Concert, Musical Masterworks," presented by Hilton Head Choral Society: 8 p.m. April 5, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $30. www.hiltonheadchoralsociety.org

"Hollywood Extravaganza," presented by Beaufort Symphony Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. April 18, and 3 p.m. April 21, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $37.50; $20 for children. 800-595-4849. www.beaufortorchestra.org

"America Sings" Memorial Day concert, presented by Hilton Head Choral Society: 7 p.m. May 26, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $20. www.hiltonheadchoralsociety.org

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

Visual arts and exhibits

"Doctuh Buzzard's Rootworks Installation," based on the local legends (and factual history) of Dr. Buzzard, created by artists Bernice and Andy Tate: through Dec. 31, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. Free. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

The Artists of Sea Pines: through Jan. 5, CSA Gallery, 175 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-6961

"Lowcountry, Plein Air -- Impressions of the Lowcountry," presented by the Low Country Plein Air Society: through Jan. 6, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 224

19th annual Judged Show, presented by The Society of Bluffton Artists: through Jan. 6, SoBA Gallery, 8 Church St., Bluffton. 843-757-6586. www.sobagallery.com

Photography Club of Beaufort's annual member exhibit, "White": through Jan. 11, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. Free. 843-838-9345. www.photoclubbeaufort.com

"Goin' Down the River" exhibit, presented by the Beaufort History Museum: through Jan. 26, Beaufort History Museum, City Hall, 1911 Boundary St., Beaufort. Free. 843-277-1443. www.garrity.com

Art Academy of Art League of Hilton Head student exhibit: through Feb. 28, Art Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-5738

Sea Glass by Greg Rawls: Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Jan. 25, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. Exhibit runs Jan. 25-Feb. 28 Free. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"Slavery by Another Name," paintings and assemblages by Robert Claiborne Morris: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 27, 30, York W. Bailey Museum, 38 Penn Center Circle West, St. Helena Island. $5; $3 for children. 843-838-2474. www.penncenter.com

Gloria Dalvini and "Southern Scenes" art show, presented by the Beaufort Art Association: Opening reception is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 11, Beaufort Art Association Gallery, 913 Bay St. Beaufort. Exhibit runs Jan. 7-Feb. 16. 843-521-4444. www.beaufortartassociation.com

"Arts Alive," New Year art show and reception presented by LowCountry Community Church: 4-6 p.m. Jan. 27, LowCountry Community Church, 801 Buckwalter Parkway, Bluffton. 843-836-1101. www.lowcountrycc.org

Open studios and classes

Photo workshop sponsored by Photography Club of Beaufort, instructed by Charles Glatzer: noon-4 p.m. Jan. 13, ArtWorks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $65. 843-379-7716. www.photoclubbeaufort.com

Mixed Media Collage -- The Visual Poem with Brucie Holler: 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 15-Feb. 12, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $150. 843-686-3945 ext. 233. www.artshhi.com

Calligraphy Introduction with Natasha Lawrence: noon-3 p.m. Jan. 26, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $50, includes all materials. Registration required. 843-291-1989. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Calligraphy Introduction with Natasha Lawrence: noon-3 p.m. Feb. 2, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $50, includes all materials. Registration required. 843-291-1989. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Creative Bookbinding with Mary Leto: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 6-27, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $125. 843-686-3945 ext. 233. www.artshhi.com

Intro to Plein Air Painting with Daryl Urig: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 25-26, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 27-28, Art League of Hilton Head, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $425. 843-681-5060. www.hhal.org

Call for artists

"Arts Alive," New Year art show and reception presented by LowCountry Community Church: Searching for artists who want to display their work at LowCountry Community Church. Deadline to apply is Jan. 13. 843-836-1101. www.lowcountrycc.org

ArtFields: Seeking Southern artists to compete for cash prizes in Lake City exhibit April 19-28. Registration is from Jan. 7-Feb. 1. www.artfieldssc.org

Film

Lunchtime Movie Series: noon Tuesdays. Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. Bring a lunch and enjoy a movie. 843-255-6503. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"ParaNorman": 2 p.m. Dec. 27, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Ice Age Continental Drift": 2 p.m. Dec. 29, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"The Odd Life of Timothy Green": 2 p.m. Dec. 31, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Hope Springs", presented by Friends of the Hilton Head library: 2 p.m. Jan. 17, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free for members; $3 for nonmembers. 843-689-3783. www.beaufortcountylibrary.com

"The Road Home" film and lecture, presented by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: 3 p.m. Jan. 18, University of South Carolina Beaufort Bluffton Campus, Hargray Building, Room 159. $8. 843-208-8247. olli.uscb.edu

"Goodbye Columbus," presented by Friends of the Hilton Head library: 2 p.m. Jan. 24, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free for members; $3 for nonmembers. 843-689-3783. www.beaufortcountylibrary.com

"The Story of the Weeping Camel" film and lecture, presented by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: 3 p.m. Jan. 25, University of South Carolina Beaufort, Bluffton Campus, Hargray Building, Room 159. $8. 843-208-8247. olli.uscb.edu

"Sorry, Wrong Number," presented by Friends of the Hilton Head library: 2 p.m. Jan. 31, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free for members; $3 for nonmembers. 843-689-3783. www.beaufortcountylibrary.com

"Cinema Paradiso" film and lecture, presented by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: 3 p.m. Feb. 1, University of South Carolina Beaufort, Bluffton Campus, Hargray Building, Room 159. $8. 843-208-8247. olli.uscb.edu

Literary

Bluffton Library Book Club, featuring "The House I Loved," by Tatiana DeRosnay: 1:15-3 p.m. Jan. 16, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. 843-255-6503. Free. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Book Break's Book Review, featuring "It Works for Me in Life and Leadership," by Colin Powell, with Tony Koltz as reviewer: noon Jan. 30, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free for members; $3 for nonmembers. 843- 255-6500. www.beaufortcountylibrary.com

Book Break's Book Review, featuring "Savannah Grey: A Tale of Antebellum Georgia," by Jim Jordan, with Bill Bodah as reviewer: noon Jan. 30, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free for members; $3 for nonmembers. www.beaufortcountylibrary.com

Chinese New Year: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 12, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. Free. 843-255-6441. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

KIDS AND FAMILIES

Animals of the Lowcountry, presented by Oatland Island Wildlife Center: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 27, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Reservations required. $12 for adults; $7 for children. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

"ParaNorman": 2 p.m. Dec. 27, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Ice Age Continental Drift": 2 p.m. Dec. 29, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Noon Year's Eve at The Sandbox: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 31, The Sandbox Children's Museum, 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $8 members; $10 non-members; $8 seniors and military; free for children younger than 12. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

"The Odd Life of Timothy Green": 2 p.m. Dec. 31, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Junior Book Club with Darlene, for ages 10-12: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 22-March 22, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. Free. 843-255-6441. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Toddler Time with Darlene, for ages 2-3: 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 23-March 22, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. Free. 843-255-6441. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Lapsit with Scott, for ages 2 and younger: 11:15-11:45 a.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 23-March 22, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. Free. 843-255-6441. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Storytime with Darlene, for ages 4-6: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 24-March 22, Beaufort library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. Free. 843-255-6441. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Miss Hilton Head Island Scholarship Pageant: 7 p.m. Jan. 26, Hilton Head High School Visual and Performing Arts Center, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. $20. 864-202-0558. www.misshiltonheadisland.org

Ongoing events

The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-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. 843-689-6767. www.coastaldiscovery.org

Imagination Hour Program: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays through October, The Sandbox Interactive Children's Museum, 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $7. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

OUTDOORS/WILDLIFE

Animals of the Lowcountry, presented by Oatland Island Wildlife Center: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 27, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Reservations required. $12 for adults; $7 for children. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

Hilton Head Audubon Society meeting -- "Conservation Takes Flight: The Nature Conservancy, South Carolina, Whole System Approach and the Birds that Benefit," presented by Dr. Maria Whitehead: 3 p.m. Jan. 10, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-689-3033. www.hiltonheadaudubon.org

FARMERS MARKETS

Habersham Farmers Market: 4-7 p.m. Fridays, 13 Market St., Beaufort. www.habershamfarmersmarket.com

Port Royal Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Heritage Park, Ribaut Road, Port Royal. www.portroyalfarmersmarket.com

Pick Pocket Plantation Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, behind 54 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort. There is a sign marking the entrance to the farm. 203-417-7512. www.pickpocketplantation.com/farmersmarket

FESTIVALS, CELEBRATIONS AND BENEFITS

Winter Skating in Harbour Town: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. through Dec. 31, Harbour Town, Hilton Head Island. $12; $8 for children ages 12 and younger. 843-842-1979. www.seapines.com/events

12th annual Polar Bear Swim: 10 a.m. Dec. 31, Harbour Town Pool, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979

Lollipop the Clown: 6-7 p.m. Dec. 31, Harbour Town, Hilton Head Island. www.seapines.com/events

New Year's Eve Celebration: 7 p.m. and midnight, Dec. 31 Harbour Town, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979. www.seapines.com/events

Sterling Silver for a Sterling Cause, presented by Hope Haven: 4-7 p.m. Jan. 4, The Charles Street Gallery, 914 Charles St., Beaufort. Free. 843-466-0608. www.hopehavenlc.org

Third annual Fins Oyster Roast/Team Fundraiser: 5-8 p.m. Jan. 5, Bluffton Oyster Co. Park, Wharf Street, Bluffton. $25; $225 for a reserved table of 10; beer and wine sold separately. 843-298-4491. www.finsswim.com

Square Dance Free Fun Night: 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 7, Palmetto Electric, 111 Matthews Drive, Hilton Head Island. Lessons begin Jan. 14. 843-681-7201

Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton's Hope & Opportunity Luncheon, honoring Helen Ryan: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 11, 476 Mount Pelia Road, Bluffton. $75, $600 for table of eight. 843-379-5430, ext. 2

A benefit event supporting the Princess Warriors Mission Trip to Tanzania: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 12, Central Church of Hilton Head Island, 975 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-290-9201. www.princesswarriors.net

13th annual Savannah Low Country Home & Garden Show: Jan. 18-20, Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Drive, Savannah. $7; $5 for seniors 65 and older; free for children younger than 16. www.savannahhomeandgardenshow.com

Hilton Head Snow Day, hosted by the Island Rec Center and New River Auto Mall: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 26, Shelter Cove Community Park, Hilton Head Island. $10 for ages 2-17; adults are free. 843-681-7273. www.islandreccenter.org

Lowcountry Soup Challenge: noon-3 p.m. Jan. 27, Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, 2 Grasslawn Ave., Hilton Head Island. $20. 843-689-6612. www.vimclinic.org

Gullah Fest: noon-3 p.m. Feb. 2, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

The 17th annual Straight from the Heart gala, presented by The Children's Relief Fund: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Marriott Hotel, 1 Hotel Circle, Hilton Head Island. $125. 843-342-5267

Jewels and Jeans, sponsored by the BCSD Education Foundation Fundraiser: Benefits Beaufort County public school teachers and children. 6-9 p.m. March 2, Country Club of Hilton Head, 70 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. $48 a person. 843-322-2306. www.foundationedexcellence.com

"Cooks & Books": Benefits Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 3, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, 2 Grasslawn Ave., Hilton Head Island. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. 843-815-6616. www.lowcountryliteracy.org

"Evening Under the Oaks": Benefit Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton. 6 p.m. March 9, Belfair Clubhouse, Bluffton. $175. 843-379-5430.

NEW YEAR'S EVE

Noon Year's Eve at The Sandbox: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 31, The Sandbox Children's Museum, 18-A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $8 members; $10 nonmembers; $8 seniors and military; free for children younger than 12. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

TOURNAMENTS, WALKS AND RACES

12th annual Polar Bear Swim: 10 a.m. Dec. 31, Harbour Town Pool, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979

St. Gregory the Great Catholic School second annual Run/Health Walk: 3:30 p.m. Jan. 20, Pinckney Colony fields, Bluffton. $10. 843-304-9200

Sixth annual Robert B. Killenberger Memorial Charity Golf Tournament: 8:45 a.m. Feb. 26, Palmetto Hall Golf Club, 108 Fort Howell Drive, Hilton Head Island. $110 a player; $420 a foursome. 843-422-1453

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Grief Support Group: 3 p.m. second Thursday of each month, November-March, United Hospice, 1605 North St., Beaufort. 843-522-0476

Speaking and projecting for Parkinson's patients, presented by Betsey Cooke, speech language pathologist of Sea Island Rehabilitation: 1:30 p.m. Jan. 3, Helena House, 1624 Paris Ave., Port Royal. Free. 843-982-0233. rewing@alcco.com

Prepared Childbirth Education: Three-week class Jan. 17, 24, 31, Feb. 21, 28, March 7; One-day class Jan. 26 or Feb. 23, Hilton Head Hospital, 25 Hospital Center Blvd., Hilton Head Island. $75. 1-877-582-2737

"Your Health, Your Choice!": 7 p.m. Jan. 18, Hampton Hall Community Clubhouse, 170 Hampton Blvd., Bluffton. Free. 843-476-4661. www.marilea.com

Bluffton Health Fair, presented by The Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 29, The Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, 217 Goethe Road, Bluffton. Free. 843-757-1010

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class: 7-9 p.m. Jan. 28, Feb. 25, Hilton Head Hospital, 25 Hospital Center Blvd., Hilton Head Island. Free. 1-877-582-2737

Breastfeeding Support Group: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Hilton Head Hospital, 25 Hospital Center Blvd., Hilton Head Island. Free. 1-877-582-2737

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

Hilton Head Audubon Society meeting -- "Conservation Takes Flight: The Nature Conservancy, South Carolina, Whole System Approach and the Birds that Benefit," presented by Dr. Maria Whitehead: 3 p.m. Jan. 10, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-689-3033. www.hiltonheadaudubon.org

Safe Boating Winter Seminar Series from the Hilton Head Sail & Power Squadron: 9-11 a.m. Jan. 12, Feb. 9 and March 9, Hilton Head SHARE Center, 6 Office Way. Different topics covered each session. $40. 843-785-8876. leslie_gilroy@yahoo.com

Small business overview class with Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce and SCORE: 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Jan. 14, 16 and 18, Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce, 801 Bladen St., Beaufort. 843-986-1102.

"Your Health, Your Choice!": 7 p.m. Jan. 18, Hampton Hall Community Clubhouse, 170 Hampton Blvd., Bluffton. Free. 843-476-4661. www.marilea.com

"Introduction to the 1940 Census" workshop: 4-6 p.m. Feb. 19, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479

CLUBS AND SPECIAL INTERESTS

Bridge Clinics for Intermediate players: 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Bridge Club at Port Royal Plaza. $15 a session. 843-689-6239

Alanon Steps and Study Group: noon Wednesdays, Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Ladys Island Drive, Beaufort. 843-785-9630

Bridge Workshops for Beginner Plus players: 10 a.m. Fridays, Bridge Club at Port Royal Plaza. $10 a session. 843-689-6239

AARP chapter of the Lowcountry meeting -- "Let's Talk About Money ...," presented by Don Avedon: 1 p.m. Jan. 3, Bluffton-Okatie Outpatient Center community room, 40 Okatie Center Boulevard South, Okatie.

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce First Friday Networking event: 6-8 p.m. Jan. 4, Holiday Inn, 2225 Boundary St., Beaufort. $5 for members; $10 for non-members. 843-986-1102

Beaufort Agility Club: 10 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 5-26, Beaufort Agility Club, 1307 Boundary St., Beaufort. Free. 843-812-5394

Square Dance Free Fun Night: 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 7, Palmetto Electric, 111 Matthews Drive, Hilton Head Island. Lessons begin Jan. 14. 843-681-7201

Master Gardener training classes: 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays from Jan. 8-April 9, Beaufort County Clemson Extension Office, 102 Beaufort Industrial Village Road, Beaufort. $300. 843-255-6060 ext. 117. lrose@clemson.edu

Womens' Association of Hilton Head Sumi-e (Oriental Brush Painting) classes: 10:30-noon Thursdays, Jan. 10-Feb. 7, Palmetto Electric, 111 Matthews Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-342-7442

Hilton Head Audubon Society meeting -- "Conservation Takes Flight: The Nature Conservancy, South Carolina, Whole System Approach and the Birds that Benefit," presented by Dr. Maria Whitehead: 3 p.m. Jan. 10, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-689-3033. www.hiltonheadaudubon.org

Safe Boating Winter Seminar Series from the Hilton Head Sail & Power Squadron: 9-11 a.m. Jan. 12, Feb. 9 and March 9, Hilton Head SHARE Center, 6 Office Way. Different topics covered each session. $40. 843-785-8876. leslie_gilroy@yahoo.com

Small business overview class with Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce and SCORE: 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Jan. 14, 16 and 18, Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce, 801 Bladen St., Beaufort. 843-986-1102.

Photo workshop sponsored by Photography Club of Beaufort, instructed by Charles Glatzer: noon-4 p.m. Jan. 13, ArtWorks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $65. 843-379-7716. www.photoclubbeaufort.com

Camera Club of Hilton Head Island -- Photography 101: 7 p.m. Wednesdays Jan. 16-Feb. 13, The Lens, Pineland Station, Hilton Head Island. $50 for members; $75 for nonmembers. 734-274-1796. www.cchhi.net

The Palmetto Quilt Guild monthly meeting: 1 p.m. Jan. 17, Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road, Hilton Head Island. $5 for guests. 843-757-2613. www.palmettoquiltguild.org

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce annual meeting: 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 19, Holiday Inn, 2225 Boundary St., Beaufort. 843-986-1102

Camera Club of Hilton Head Island meeting: 7 p.m. Jan. 22, All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. Free. www.cchhi.net

ETC.

Red Cross new volunteer/disaster services orientation classes: 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 12, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Jan. 22, Feb. 13, March 14, 26, April 11, 23, Palmetto Service Center, 59 Sheridan Park Circle, Bluffton. 843-757-7437

AARP Driver Safety Program Courses: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 19, Sea Pines Community Center, Hilton Head Island. $14, $12 AARP members. 843-671-2594.

AARP Driver Safety Program Courses: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 25, Summit Place, 1119 Pickpocket Plantation Drive, Beaufort. $14, $12 AARP members. 843-521-1941.

Genealogy Workshops: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Jan. 23 and 30, Heritage Library History and Genealogy Center, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $40 for members; $45 for nonmembers. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org