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Poolside movie

8-10 p.m. Aug. 9. Float on a tube at the Harbour Town swimming pool while watching a movie and eating pizza. Reservations required: 843-842-1979. Cost: $16 adult, $13 ages 12 and younger.

‘Women Together’

Gayle Miller’s “Women Together: Feminine Expressions in Watercolor” will be featured Aug, 1-26 at the Art League of Hilton Head gallery. A reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 9. The exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 90 minutes before all Arts Center of Coastal Carolina performances. Info: 843-681-5060, www.artleaguehhi.org.

Gregg Russell concerts

Sundays through Fridays through Aug. 25; 8 to 9:30 p.m. Gregg Russell will be underneath the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town. Free.

Sea turtles of Hilton Head Island

8 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 30. Learn about sea turtles from expert Amber Kuehn. Reservations required; contact 843-842-1979. Cost: $19/adult $15/child (ages 12 and younger).

Living history camp

The Heyward House Historic Center will host a living history camp for ages 5-12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 9. Participants will learn about the process of natural dyes from the past, explore plantation cooking, manners of the 1920s and 19th-century games. Cost: $50; call 843-757-6293.

THURSDAY

Coastal Discovery Museum Family Fun Day

The Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island will host a Family Fun Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 10. There will be no charge for admission and reservations are not required. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Info: 843-689-6767, Ext. 224.

Nature at night

8:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 10. Enjoy a wagon ride after dark through the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Discover nocturnal wildlife and learn about the legends of Sea Pines. Reservations required: 843-842-1979. Cost: $16 adult, $13 ages 12 and younger.

Keep the Broad Creek Clean Festival

The second annual Keep the Broad Creek Clean Festival by the Outside Foundation will be Aug. 10 at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina, Hilton Head Island. Learn about the importance of keeping waterways clean through hands-on activities, exhibits and entertainment. Kayak-based cleanup of the Broad Creek from 3 to 5 p.m., dockside crafts and activities from 4-7 p.m. and performance by Shannon Tanner at 7 p.m. Free raffle.

Bluffton blood drive

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 10 at Hargray Communications, 5 Buck Island Road, Bluffton. Info: RedCrossblood.org.

Hilton Head Island blood drive

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 10 at Christ Lutheran Church, 829 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head Island. Info: RedCrossblood.org.

FRIDAY

Children’s clothing swap

First Presbyterian Church Hilton Head Island, 540 William Hilton Pkwy., will hold a children’s clothing swap from 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 11. Bring gently used clothing for newborns through elementary and swap for other needed items. Free. Info: Stacey Price at 843-298-2737 or staceyjane0323@gmail.com.

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: From Farm To Icebox

Learn how to make handcrafted ice cream using local, seasonal ingredients at noon Aug. 11 at the artist cottage at Palmetto Bluff. Join Cindy and Dale Eade of Southern Craft Creamery, Gardens & Guns editor CJ Lotz and Montage Palmetto Bluff pastry chef David Sampson. Cost: $25 at palmettobluffartist.com.

SATURDAY

Gospel concert for church anniversary

The First African Baptist Church of Hilton Head Island will celebrate its 155th anniversary with a gospel concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 12 at 540 William Hilton Pkwy. Featuring the Rev. Luther Barnes, Lavon Stevens and Scott Gibbs. Tickets: $35 in advance, $40 at the door; $20 children under 13.

Find your ice cream flavor

Learn how to develop taste, texture and flavor using seasonal ingredients when making ice cream at home, from 3-6 p.m. Aug. 12 at the artist cottage at Palmetto Bluff. Taught by Cindy and Dale Eade of Southern Craft Creamery. Cost: $85 at palmettobluffartist.com.

AUG. 13

Fun with Albert

7-7:45 p.m. Aug. 13. Join the Sea Pines Resort recreation team and mascot Albert the Alligator for photos, games and activities on the lawn adjacent to the playground in Harbour Town.

AUG. 14

Monday night tennis exhibition

Mondays through Aug. 28 at 5:30 p.m. at Sea Pines Resort Racquet Club. Tennis demonstration with tips, refreshments, prize drawings, and fishbowl sale. Info: 843-363-4495.

Free movie screening

First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head Island, is hosting a free Tom Hanks summer film festival. See “Cast Away” at 7 p.m. Aug. 14. Info: 843-681-3696, www.fpchhi.org.

AUG. 15

Tennis tournament

The Great Sea Pines 1-Point Tennis Tournament will be at 5:15 p.m. Aug. 15. Enter single-elimination tournament for the chance to win a trophy. Includes a free happy hour featuring Gatorade and beer (21 years and older). Cost: $7 ages 13 and older.

Battery Creek back to school night

Battery Creek High School will host a back to school night from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 15. Parents and students are encouraged to attend. Participants can fill out and submit forms, drop off immunization records, turn in proof of residency, pick up schedules and meet the faculty and staff.

Battle of Sadkeche

Dr. Jon Marcoux returns to discuss his ongoing attempts to incorporate historic research and archaeological field work to locate a Yamasee War battle site at 2 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St. Free; 85 tickets available beginning at 1 p.m.; ages 12 and older.

Bariatric surgery information session

9 a.m. Aug. 15, Candlewood Suites, 5 Young Clyde Court, Bluffton. Open to anybody who has had or is considering having bariatric surgery. Free. Info: 912-350-3438 or visit bariatrics.memorialhealth.com.

Back-to-school haircut event

The Beaufort-Jasper Academy for Career Excellence will host a free back-to-school haircut event for students in pre-kindergarten to 12th grade from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at 80 Lowcountry Dr., Ridgeland. Info: 843-987-8107.

AUG. 15-17

Crabby encounters

9-10:30 a.m. Aug. 15-17. Search for and learn about the crabs of Hilton Head Island. Discover other beach creatures. Supplies provided; catch and release. Reservations required: 843-842-1979. Cost: $18 adult, $13 ages 12 and younger.

Tie-dye creations

1 p.m. Aug. 15-17 at the Sea Pines beach, create a tie-dyed T-shirt with the Sea Pines Resort logo. (Sizes: youth small through adults.) Cost: $16 per item. 843-842-1979.

AUG. 16

Annie Dillard’s ‘Total Eclipse’

In anticipation of the August solar eclipse, the Beaufort Branch Library will host a dramatic reading of Annie Dillard’s “Total Eclipse” by Maggie Worsdale of the Traveling Literacy Theater at 2 p.m. Aug. 16 at 311 Scott St. Beaufort. Info: 843-255-6458, beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Gregg Russell concerts

Sundays through Fridays through Aug. 25; 8 to 9:30 p.m. Gregg Russell will be underneath the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town. Free.

Sea turtles of Hilton Head Island

8 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 30. Learn about sea turtles from expert Amber Kuehn. Reservations required; contact 843-842-1979. Cost: $19/adult $15/child (ages 12 and younger).

Poolside movie

8-10 p.m. Aug. 16. Float on a tube at the Harbour Town swimming pool while watching a movie and eating pizza. Reservations required: 843-842-1979. Cost: $16 adult, $13 ages 12 and younger.

AUG. 17

Nature at night

8:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 17. Enjoy a wagon ride after dark through the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Discover nocturnal wildlife and learn about the legends of Sea Pines. Reservations required: 843-842-1979. Cost: $16 adult, $13 child 12 and younger.

AUG. 18

Free workshop for minorities, women

The U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Corporation in partnership with the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce, 801 Bladen St., will hold a free workshop for minority and women entrepreneurs from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 18. Learn about commercial lending and equity investment options, contracting matchmaking and credit consultations to build wealth. Info: bcbcc.org or 843-986-1102.

AUG. 19

Back to school bash

First Presbyterian Church Hilton Head Island, 540 William Hilton Pkwy., will hold a back to school bash from 4-7 p.m. Aug. 19. Kindergarten through high schoolers are invited. Free. Info: www.fpchhi.org.

AUG. 20

Fun with Albert

7-7:45 p.m. Aug. 20. Join the Sea Pines Resort recreation team and mascot Albert the Alligator for photos, games and activities on the lawn adjacent to the playground in Harbour Town.

AUG. 21

Solar eclipse viewing

Experience the 2017 solar eclipse at the Beaufort Academy football field. The school will have science displays, guest speakers, eclipse glasses and a public viewing of the eclipse. Event starts at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 21, eclipse is around 2:45 p.m.

Monday night tennis exhibition

Mondays through Aug. 28 at 5:30 p.m. at Sea Pines Resort Racquet Club. Tennis demonstration with tips, refreshments, prize drawings, and fishbowl sale. Info: 843-363-4495.

Free movie screening

First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head Island, is hosting a free Tom Hanks summer film festival. See “Charlie Wilson’s War” at 7 p.m. Aug. 21. Info: 843-681-3696, www.fpchhi.org.

AUG. 22

Tennis tournament

The Great Sea Pines 1-Point Tennis Tournament will be at 5:15 p.m. Aug. 22. Enter single-elimination tournament for the chance to win a trophy. Includes a free happy hour featuring Gatorade and beer (21 years and older). Cost: $7 ages 13 and older.

Beaufort County Legislative Delegation meeting

The Beaufort County Legislative Delegation will meet at 10 a.m. Aug. 22 at the Bluffton Branch Library, 120 Palmetto Way. A public comment period will precede the business portion of the agenda. Any agency requesting to make a presentation should contact Cynthia Maxey at 843-255-2260 or cmaxey@bcgov.net. All items must be submitted in writing by the close of business Aug. 18 to be placed on the agenda. Presentations are limited to five minutes.

AUG. 22-24

Crabby encounters

9-10:30 a.m. Aug. 22-24, Search for and learn about the crabs of Hilton Head Island. Discover other beach creatures. Supplies provided; catch and release. Reservations required: 843-842-1979. Cost: $18 adult, $13 ages 12 and younger.

Tie-dye creations

1 p.m. Aug. 22-24 at the Sea Pines beach, create a tie-dyed T-shirt with the Sea Pines Resort logo. (Sizes: youth small through adults.) Cost: $16 per item. 843-842-1979.

AUG. 23

Gregg Russell concerts

Sundays through Fridays through Aug. 25; 8 to 9:30 p.m. Gregg Russell will be underneath the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town. Free.

Sea turtles of Hilton Head Island

8 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 30. Learn about sea turtles from expert Amber Kuehn. Reservations required; contact 843-842-1979. Cost: $19/adult $15/child (ages 12 and younger).

Poolside movie

8-10 p.m. Aug. 23. Float on a tube at the Harbour Town swimming pool while watching a movie and eating pizza. Reservations required: 843-842-1979. Cost: $16 adult, $13 ages 12 and younger.

AUG. 24

Nature at night

8:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 24, Enjoy a wagon ride after dark through the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Discover nocturnal wildlife and learn about the legends of Sea Pines. Reservations required: 843-842-1979. Cost: $16 adult, $13 child 12 and younger.

AUG. 25-27

The art of cloud painting

Learn how to paint clouds from TJ Cunningham during a workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 25-27 at Art League of Hilton Head Academy, 106 Cordillo Pkwy., Hilton Head Island. Cost: $315 Art League members; $350 nonmembers. Info/register: 843-842-5738, artleaguehhi.org.

AUG. 26

Weichert charity golf, tennis tournament

Weichert, Realtors — Coastal Properties will hold its annual its annual charity golf and tennis tournament Aug. 26 at Oldfield. Proceeds benefit The Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island and First Tee of the Lowcountry. Space to play golf and tennis is available along with sponsorship opportunities. Contact Maureen Richards at 843-341-3700 or email Info@WeichertCP.com.

Exercise-a-thon 2017

The YMCA of Beaufort County will host Exercise-a-thon 2017 from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 26 to raise money for its annual scholarship campaign. Group exercise classes will include kickboxing, Zumba, Pound Fit, spin, yoga, Tabata and more. Cyclers should reserve a bike at the front desk before Aug. 26. Open to the public; $10 minimum fee to participate. Info: 843-522-9622, ymcabeaufortcounty.com.

AUG. 27

Fun with Albert

7-7:45 p.m. Aug. 27. Join the Sea Pines Resort recreation team and mascot Albert the Alligator for photos, games and activities on the lawn adjacent to the playground in Harbour Town.

AUG. 28

Tennis exhibition

5:30 p.m. Aug. 28. Tennis demonstration with tips, refreshments, prize drawings and traditional fishbowl sale. Info: Sea Pines Resort Racquet Club at 843-363-4495.

AUG. 29

Tennis tournament

The Great Sea Pines 1-Point Tennis Tournament will be at 5:15 p.m. Aug. 29. Enter single-elimination tournament for the chance to win a trophy. Includes a free happy hour featuring Gatorade and beer (21 years and older). Cost: $7 ages 13 and older.

AUG. 29-31

Crabby encounters

9-10:30 a.m. Aug. 29-31. Search for and learn about the crabs of Hilton Head Island. Discover other beach creatures. Supplies provided; catch and release. Reservations required: 843-842-1979. Cost: $18 adult, $13 ages 12 and younger.

Tie-dye creations

1 p.m. Aug. 29-31 at the Sea Pines beach, create a tie-dyed T-shirt with the Sea Pines Resort logo. (Sizes: youth small through adults.) Cost: $16 per item. 843-842-1979.

AUG. 30

Sea turtles of Hilton Head Island

8 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 30. Learn about sea turtles from expert Amber Kuehn. Reservations required; contact 843-842-1979. Cost: $19/adult $15/child (ages 12 and younger).

Poolside movie

8-10 p.m. Aug. 30. Float on a tube at the Harbour Town swimming pool while watching a movie and eating pizza. Reservations required: 843-842-1979. Cost: $16 adult, $13 ages 12 and younger.

AUG. 31

Kingfish Tournament

Fripp Island Marina’s Kingfish Tournament will take place Aug. 31 to Sept. 2. Fishermen are invited to compete for a $5,000 payout in the traditional Labor Day event. Prizes will include largest in the king mackerel and Spanish mackerel categories. Info: 843-838-1517, www.frippislandresort.com, kingfishtournament@gmail.com. Proceeds benefit the Keyserling Cancer Center.

Nature at night

8:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 31. Enjoy a wagon ride after dark through the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Discover nocturnal wildlife and learn about the legends of Sea Pines. Reservations required: 843-842-1979. Cost: $16 adult, $13 ages 12 and younger.

SEPT. 8

Alzheimer’s Family Services of Greater Beaufort dinner theatre

Alzheimer’s Family Services of Greater Beaufort‘s 10th annual dinner theatre will be held Oct. 8 at the Shed in Port Royal. The evening offers a night of music, dinner stations with local chefs, full open bar, silent and live auctions and a retro photo booth. Doors open at 6 p.m. for cocktails and silent auction. Tickets: $65 in advance, $75 at the door. Info: www.afsgb.org, 843-521-9190.

SEPT. 11

Literacy Center seeks volunteers

The Literacy Center needs volunteer tutors at its Bluffton location. Volunteers do not need any special teaching skills or be able to speak a language other than English. Days and hours are flexible and training is provided. Classes begin Sept. 11. Info: 843-815-6616.

SEPT. 14

USCB Job and Internship Fair

Employers can now register for the USCB Job and Internship Fair that will take place from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 14 on the Hilton Head Gateway campus. Employers can register for a booth at https://app.purplebriefcase.com/pb/account/login?s=USCB. Info: 843-208-8263, lsalazar@uscb.edu, careerservices@uscb.edu.

SEPT. 22

Dine, Dance and Discovery Gala

The Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage will host its second Dine, Dance and Discovery Gala from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 22 at Hilton Head Lakes. Guests are encouraged to dress in World War II-era clothing. Tickets: $125, with an early bird special of $25 off if purchased before Aug. 22.

SEPT. 23

Celebration of Life Gala

A Celebration of Life Gala hosted by the Pregnancy Center & Clinic will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Sea Pines Country Club. Gate access is available. Register by Sept. 15. Early registration: $75; $85 after Sept. 1. Call 843-689-2222.

SEPT. 30

33rd annual Chili Cookoff

The Kiwanis Clubs of Hilton Head Island will host the 33rd annual Chili Cookoff from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Shelter Cove Community Park. Entertainment by Cranford Hollow. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 event day. Proceeds benefit Gregory’s Playground being built at Hilton Head Island Recreation Center, including features for children living with disabilities.

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