Mary Green Men’s Chorale
The Mary Green Men’s Chorale will present “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” at 7:30 p.m. March 16 at Holy Family Church on Pope Avenue in Hilton Head. Net proceeds from the concert will benefit Osprey Village of Bluffton. Includes Irish favorites through the centuries, with a tribute to composer Victor Herbert. Tickets: $25 (open seating) at marygreenmenschorale.org or firstname.lastname@example.org and area businesses in Hilton Head and Bluffton. Info: 843-295-9342.
Beaufort Academy is hosting its St. Patrick’s Day event from 6:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. at Tabby Place. Food will be catered by Saltus River Grill, open bar all night, a live band, dancing as well as a silent and live auction. The entire community 21 years old and up is invited. The event helps support the school’s operating budget, tuition price breaks and faculty salary. Tickets are $20. Go to www.beaufortacademy.org and look under events for more information.
The 22nd annual BNC Bank Hilton Head Shamrock Run will take place at 8 a.m. March 18. The 5K run and health walk will start in front of New York City Pizza at Heritage Plaza and finish inside Coligny Plaza. Info: www.bearfootsports.com, 843-757-8520.
St. Baldrick’s fundraiser
Mellow Mushroom of Hilton Head Island will host the sixth annual St. Baldrick’s head shaving fundraiser from 3-5 p.m. March 18. In addition to the head shaving, the event will feature a silent auction and live music. Anyone can join a team or start their own at http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/hsc17. Merchants who wish to help sponsor the event can call 843-298-2775 or email email@example.com.
Harbour Town Spring Fest
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Harbour Town Spring Fest includes a sidewalk sale, nautical activities, and from 1 to 4 p.m. children’s activities and Deas-Guyz in concert. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Hilton Head Flotilla will exhibit and provide safe boating information. Info: Sea Pines Resort Recreation Department at 843-842-1979.
Bariatric Surgery information
9 a.m. March 21, Candlewood Suites, 5 Young Clyde Court, Bluffton. This support group is open to anybody who has had or is considering having bariatric surgery. Free. Info: 912-350-3438 or visit bariatrics.memorialhealth.com.
Hilton Head National forum
The Greater Bluffton Republican Club will hold a forum on the redevelopment Hilton Head National Golf Club at 6 p.m. March 22 at Town Hall. Panelists will include members of Beaufort County Council.
Hilton Head Wingfest, laser light show
The 22nd annual Wingfest and live music will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 25 and the Laser Light show will be from 5 to 9 p.m. March 24 with live music at Shelter Cove Community Park. Cost: $7 with children 10 and under free. Concessions and activities sold separately. Kid’s zone, rock climbing wall, bungee jump, live music and more. Includes the Wing Eating Competition with the kid’s version “Bobbing for Wings.” Info: www.hiltonheadwingfest.com.
Gullah/Geechee family reunion
Gullah/Geechee Family Reunion: An Interactive Family Collections Digitization and Protection Workshop will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 25 at the St. Helena Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Road, St. Helena Island. Free. Info: www.gullahgeecheenation.com.
Golf tournament fundraiser
Heroes of the Lowcountry will host their annual golf tournament on starting at noon March 25 at Country Club of Hilton Head Island. The annual tournament features a first responders’ challenge between the fire, police and EMS departments on Hilton Head and Bluffton. Registration info: hereosofthelowcountry.com or 843-705-6199. Benefits graduating high school students in need.
Letters for Hope
A letter writing campaign expressing concerns about the replacement for the Affordable Care Act will take place from 2-4 p.m. March 26 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. A tutor will be available to help those who are having trouble constructing their letters. Worksheets with tips on how to write a letter, along with addresses for local politicians also will be provided. Register at 843-415-3490 firstname.lastname@example.org. Info: www.lettersforhope.org.
Gregg Russell Concert
7:30 to 9 p.m. Under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town. Free.
Lowcountry Community Concert Band
The Lowcountry Community Concert Band will perform its spring concert at 7 p.m. March 28 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 351 Buckwalter Parkway, Bluffton. The group will present the same program at 3 p.m. April 2 at Hilton Head Presbyterian Church, 235 William Hilton Parkway. Admission is free and donations will be accepted to offset the cost of the program. Info: www.ollilccb.com.
Camera club, OLLI event
The Camera Club of Hilton Head Island and Osher Lifelong Learning Center will present a gallery night from 5-7 p.m. March 29 at 2 Matthews Ct., Hilton Head Island. Photographic works by club members will be on display and OLLI will showcase its classes and events. Staff members will be available to discuss membership and speaking opportunities.
Bluffton blood drive
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive March 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Corkern Group, 1278 May River Road.
‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR.’
The Bluffton Youth Theatre will present “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR.” at 7 p.m. March 30-31 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 1 at New Life Church, 389 Fording Island Rd. Tickets are $10 at http://www.blufftonyouththeatre.com. Info: email@example.com.
Sun City Forum Club meeting
The speaker for this month’s Sun City Forum Club meeting, scheduled for 9 a.m. March 31 at Magnolia Hall, is University of South Carolina Beaufort Chancellor Al Panu. Coffee and donuts will be served before the meeting.
American Heart Association fundraiser
“Ride Your Heart Out” will be from 4 to 7 p.m. April 1 at CycleBar Hilton Head to raise awareness of America’s No.1 killer heart disease and No. 5 killer stroke. Reserve cycle seats for $25, with all donations benefiting the local American Heart Association. Guests will hear an inspirational story about heart survivor Virginia Ann Fraser who at 2 years old had heart surgery. Reserve seat at HiltonHead.CycleBar.com.
Easter Eggstravaganza at First Presbyterian
First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head Island, will hold an Easter Eggstravaganza at 10 a.m. April 8. Cost: $5 per child, includes age-appropriate egg hunts, Easter egg coloring, refreshments and music, and a children’s dance party with Beth Green. Info: 843-681-3696 or www.fpchhi.org
Palm Sunday services at First Presbyterian
On Palm Sunday, 8:30 and 11 a.m. April 8 worship services will be at First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head Island. The Sanctuary Choir will present “Christus” by Mendelssohn. A contemporary service will be held at 9:45 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.
Maundy service at First Presbyterian
RSVP by April 12. On Maundy Thursday, April 13, a fellowship dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. April 13 at First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head Island. Cost is $10 adult, $5 child, reservations by April 12. A service of worship and communion will be held at 6:30 p.m. Bring a canned good for Sandalwood Food Pantry.
Good Friday service at First Presbyterian
On Good Friday, April 14, a Tenebrae worship service will at 6:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head Island.
Easter Sunday services at First Presbyterian
There will be three services on Easter Sunday, April 16, at First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head Island: A sunrise service at 7 a.m. in the church courtyard and traditional worship services at 8:30 and 11 a.m.
Beaufort Christian Women’s Connection luncheon
The Women’s Connection is hosting Fashions and Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 20 at Hilton Garden Inn, 1500 Queen Street, Beaufort. There will be a fashion show by J.C. Penny and Nuances of Port Royal. Susan Davis will be the guest speaker. The cost is $18. Reserve by Friday, April 14. Reservations must be kept or paid for. Contact Marti Myers at 843-321-0962 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Coastal Cultures Conference
Coastal Cultures Conference: Sustaining Cultural Heritage as the Climate Changes, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 22 at St. Helena Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Road. The Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank invites families for a day of interactive environmental engagement to protect cultural heritage. Advance registration is required and the event is free. Email GullGeeCo@aol.com or call 843-255-6485. Info: www.gullahgeecheenation.com.
Superhero vs Villains 5K
8 a.m. April 22 at Live Oaks Park in Port Royal. The race supports the Girls Run Club at Port Royal Elementary School and a portion will go to the Beaufort Child Abuse Prevention Association. Packet pickup is on race day or April 21 Friday at Port Royal Elementary’s gym 4-6 p.m. The cost is $15 for students and $20 for adults. Participants are encouraged to dress up as a superhero and can win $50 in cash if they beat the villain on course. Go to www.runsignup.com to register.
Golf-a-thon for Hospice Care
The Hearts Open Golf-A-Thon for Hospice Care of the Lowcountry will be May 4 with a pre-event party May 3 at Haig Point Signature Course on Daufuskie Island. Your team raises money and will be eligible to win $10,000. Info: Darlene Schuetz at 843-706-2296 or visit the website at www.hospicecarelc.org/hearts-open.
HHI in-water boat show
The Hilton Head Island Boat Show will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 6 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 7 at the Windmill Harbour Marina. Tickets/info: hlltonheadislandboatshow.com or 843-879-8761.
Gullah/Geechee music, movement festival
Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival: Fa We Ancestas, will be from noon Aug. 4 to 3 p.m. Aug. 6 on St. Helena Island. Cost varies: Tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/gullahgeechee-nation-international-music-movement-f.... Info: www.gullahgeecheenation.com.