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March 2020 around Hilton Head

Arts & Culture 

MARCH 4 

SOBA ANNUAL JUDGED SHOW OPENING RECEPTION: Come meet participating local artists who use acrylic, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, watercolor or 3-D mediums. Free. 5-7 p.m., Center for Creative Arts, 6 Church St., Bluffton. 843-757-6586 or www.sobagallery.com.

MARCH 7 

AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILT TRADITION WORKSHOP: Instruction by Cookie Washington. $10. 12:30 p.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Blvd., Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org.

MARCH 7 

YOUTH ARTSFEST: Dance and drama workshops, entertainment, craft projects and ISCA’s Rising Stars and Promising Picasso’s youth art exhibition. Suitable for all ages. Free. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or www.artshhi.com.

MARCH 9 

COLLECTING IMPRESSIONISMCOLLECTING IMPRESSIONISM”: Telfair Museum delves into its permanent collection, which includes more than 7,000 works, to reveal striking examples of American, German and French Impressionism. Includes a coffee reception. Free. 10 a.m., Jepson Center, 207 West York St., Savannah. 917-566-9101 or www.telfair.org.

MARCH 12 

ABOVE AND BEYOND”: An opening reception for an exceptional collection of abstract artworks from 13 artists. Free. 5-7 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

MARCH 12 

“PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY OF THE LOWCOUNTRY”: A reception for Kendra Natter and her work featuring the natural environment of the Lowcountry. Free. 5-7 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.org.

MARCH 27 

FOURTH FRIDAY ARTISTS MARKET: Shop, sip and stroll while enjoying live painting and sculpting from local artists. Free. 4-7 p.m., Coligny Plaza, 1 North Forest Beach Dr., Hilton Head. 843-842-6050 or www.colignyplaza.com.

Community/Charity

MARCH 1 

PAGE ISLAND OYSTER ROAST: A fundraiser for the Kids in Kayaks Scholarship Fund, an initiative of The Outside Foundation. Includes a boat cruise to remote Page Island near Daufuskie, an oyster roast, live music, silent and live auctions, plus games for kids. $150 for adults, $75 for children. 1-5 p.m. www.outsidefoundation.org.

MARCH 7 

JEWELS AND JEANSJEWELS AND JEANS: Put on your denim and dancing shoes for the Foundation for Educational Excellence’s annual event. Featuring Deas-Guyz, appetizers and food. 6-9:30 p.m., Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis, 40 Folly Field Road, Hilton Head. 843-301-7150 or www.foundationedexcellence.com.

MARCH 7 

COMMUNITY BABY SHOWER: Hosted by Hospice Care of the Lowcountry’s Harper Project, this event will support expectant mothers by providing access to baby products that promote safety and well-being for children. Includes brunch with mimosas and mocktails. $75, $125 for VIP. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., The Clubhouse at Wexford Plantation, 111 Wexford Club Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-706-2296 or www.hospicecarelc.org.

MARCH 14 

GOLF TOURNAMENT AND VEGAS CASINO NIGHT GALA: A special fundraiser for St. Francis Catholic School. Kick off the afternoon with a round of golf at Palmetto Hall, followed by an evening of casino games, prizes, dancing, dinner and live and silent auctions at the Vegas Casino Night Gala. Golf is $100 per player, gala tickets are $80 per person. 1 p.m. golf tournament, 6-11 p.m. gala. St. Francis Catholic School, 45 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-6501 or stfrancishhi.org.

MARCH 14 

BLUFFTON BOYS & GIRLS CLUB SPRING GALA: Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions, dinner and entertainment. Black tie optional. $250. 6 p.m., Montage Palmetto Bluff, 477 Mount Pelia Road, Bluffton. 843-757-2845 or www.bgcbluffton.org.

MARCH 20 

THE AMERICAN DREAM CELEBRATION: A special evening to raise funds for The Literacy Center. Featuring live music, appetizers, drinks, a sit-down dinner and live and silent auctions. $100. 6-9 p.m., University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Hilton Head Campus, 1 Sand Shark Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-6655 or www.theliteracycenter.org.

MARCH 21 

BOURBON AND BUBBLESBOURBON AND BUBBLES: An evening of bourbon and champagne to support the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Featuring live entertainment by “American Idol” winner Candice Glover, specialty drinks, food and an outdoor cigar lounge. $175-$200. Reservations required. 6 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or www.artshhi.com.

MARCH 21 

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB GALA: The theme of this year’s Boys & Girls Club Gala is “Creating Pathways to Great Futures.” Featuring a cocktail reception, silent auction, live auction and dancing. Black tie optional. $225 or $2,250 for a table of 10. 6 p.m., The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, 2 Grasslawn Ave., Hilton Head Island. 843-689-3646 or www.bgchiltonhead.org.

MARCH 21 

WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY RUN: A 3.21-mile run held annually by the National Down Syndrome Society to raise awareness for Down syndrome. 7 a.m. Shelter Cove. www.carolineandfriends.com.

MARCH 22 PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Low Country Kappa Delta Alumnae Chapter will host a pancake breakfast to raise funds for Child Abuse Prevention Association of Beaufort. Includes a short stack of pancakes, bacon or sausage, and coffee or juice. $10 for adults, $5 for children. 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Skillets Cafe, 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-815-5951 or www.lowcountry.kappadelta.org.

MARCH 23 

FORGET ME NOT FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON: Enjoy shopping and a fashion show, plus lunch and a cash bar, to benefit Memory Matters. $35. 11 a.m., Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, 130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.mymemorymatters.org.

MARCH 28 

RELEASE AND REMEMBER: A community butterfly release to celebrate the memory of lost loved ones. $10 per butterfly. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Beaufort. 843-525-6257 or www.fochospice.org.

MARCH 29 

PUBLIC POLICY MEETING: An exchange of ideas and dialogue on matters of public policy in our community. Free. 8-9 a.m., Chamber of Commerce, 1 Chamber of Commerce Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-3673 or www.hiltonheadchamber.org.

Dance & Theatre

MARCH 5-8 

PETER PANMAIN STREET YOUTH THEATRE: “PETER PAN JR.”: This classic musical will whisk the audience away to a place where dreams are born and no one ever grows up. $25 for adults, $15 for students. Times vary. Main Street Youth Theatre, 3000 Main St., Hilton Head. 843-689-6246 or www.msyt.org.

MARCH 6-8, 13, 14-15 

“MAN OF LA MANCHA”: An imprisoned poet invites the audience and his fellow inmates to escape the prison through his imagination. $15- $20. Times vary. Asbury Memorial Church Theatre, 1008 East Henry St., Savannah. 912-233-4351 or www.asburymemorial.org.

MARCH 14 

CAPA’S “DANCING WITH OUR STARS”: The Child Abuse Prevention Association presents 12 teams of community heroes paired with dance instructors for a special performance. Ticket prices vary. 7:30 p.m., University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 805 Carteret St., Beaufort. 843-524-4350 or www.capabeaufort.org.

MARCH 19-21 

ALL SHOOK UP

HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY THEATRE: “ALL SHOOK UP”: Inspired by Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” and featuring the music of Elvis Presley, this in-the-round performance has the audience completely surrounding the stage. $18 for adults, $12 for students. 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday. Hilton Head Christian Academy, 55 Gardner Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-2878 or www.hhca.org.

LEAN ENSEMBLEMARCH 19-21, 26, 27-28 LEAN ENSEMBLE: “CRY IT OUT”: A dark and gritty comedy about three women navigating life around their newborn babies. $40 for adults, $15 for students and active-duty military. Hilton Head Preparatory School Main Street Theatre, 3000 Main St., Hilton Head Island. 843-715-6676 or www.leanensemble.org.

MARCH 26 

CHARLOTTE BALLET: A captivating performance by 26 professional dancers of the Charlotte Ballet. Suitable for ages 5 and older. $61. 8 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or www.artshhi.com.

MARCH 26-29 & APRIL 2-5 

MAY RIVER THEATRE: “PLAZA SUITE”: An uproarious and piercing look at love and marriage, directed by Jim Kadra. $27. 7 p.m. Thursdays- Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. May River Theatre, 20 Bridge St., Bluffton. 843-815-5581 or www.mayrivertheatre.com.

MARCH 19-22, 26, 28-29 

MATILDA THE MUSICALHILTON HEAD HIGH SCHOOL SEAHAWK STAGE COMPANY: “MATILDA THE MUSICAL”: A performance that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. $20 for adults, $10 for students. 7 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays; 2 p.m. Saturdays. Seahawk Stage Company, 80 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-4800 or www.seahawkstagecompany.com.

Food & Drink 

MARCH 1 

SEAFOOD, CHAMPAGNE AND GULLAH BRUNCH: Music, bottomless bloody mary bar, champagne and brunch: It’s the perfect waterfront experience. $59. Seating available at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Hudson’s Seafood On the Docks, 1 Hudson Road, Hilton Head Island. 843- 681-2772 or www.hudsonsonthedocks.com.

MARCH 3 

PLUMPJACK WINE DINNER: A four-course dinner featuring wine pairings with PlumpJack Winery. Seating is limited. $135. 6:30 p.m., Charlie’s L’Etoile Verte, 8 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-9277 or www.charliesgreenstar.com.

MARCH 6 

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY: A fun outdoors event featuring food trucks and carts. Free. 3-7 p.m., Island Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-7273 or www.islandreccenter.org.

MARCH 11 

BIRDSONG BREWING BEER DINNER: Enjoy an evening of delicious food and craft beer, featuring Charlotte-based Birdsong Brewing. Guests will be served a five-course dinner paired with five different Birdsong Brewing beers. $35. 6 p.m., Old Oyster Factory, 101 Marshland Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-6040 or www.oldoysterfactory.com.

Music

MARCH 3-4 

CELTIC THUNDER’S EMMET CAHILL: Talented tenor Emmet Cahill will perform traditional Irish tunes, Broadway classics and more. $65. 8 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or www.artshhi.com.

MARCH 3

MARY GREEN CHORALE

MARY GREEN CHORALE: “OPERA, OPERETTA, BROADWAY”: The chorale will perform hits and favorites from the opera, operetta and Broadway. $25. 7:30 p.m. All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. www.marygreenchorale.org.

MARCH 14 

MUSIC ON MALPHRUS: Musician Kristen Maxwell will perform at Music on Malphrus, an acoustic listening room. $20. Doors open at 6 p.m., show is at 7 p.m., The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. 843-837-3330 or www.uulowcountry.org.

pianoMARCH 14

INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION FINALS: The five finalists of the weeklong Hilton Head International Piano Competition will join John Morris Russell and the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra. $25-$60. 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2055 or www.hhso.org.

MARCH 21

SAVANNAH PHILHARMONIC: “GERMAN PASSION”: A program featuring some of the best works of German romantic composers. $25-$80. 7:30 p.m., Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. 912-525-5040 or www.savannahphilharmonic.org.

MARCH 22-23

DOUBLE CONCERTO: Featuring the music of Brahms, Wagner and Rimsky-Korsakov. Pre-concert talk will begin one hour before concert. $30-$60. 5 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Monday. First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2055 or www.hhso.org.

MARCH 26

SPRING MUSIC AND TASTE: This pet-friendly outdoor concert series will feature a variety of bands, great food and dancing. Free. 6-9 p.m., Shelter Cove Harbour, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-593-9116 or www.sheltercovehiltonhead.com.

MARCH 26-APRIL 11

SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL: Now in its 31st season, this festival features world-class celebrations of the musical arts by creating timeless productions that stimulate arts education, foster economic growth and unite artists and audiences. Ticket prices, times and locations vary. 912-234-3378 or www.savannahmusicfestival.org.

MARCH 28 

MUSIC ON MALPHRUS: Kyshona Armstrong will perform at Music on Malphrus, an acoustic listening room. $20. Doors open at 6 p.m., show is at 7 p.m., The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Rd, Bluffton. 843-837-3330 or uulowcountry.org

MARCH 29 

DEAS-GUYZ SPRING ORCHESTRA: A four-course spring tasting menu and live performance. Proceeds benefit The Junior Jazz Foundation. $150. 5 p.m., 8:15 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620.

Outdoors/Sports 

MARCH 1 

WMNRUN HILTON HEAD: A female-only half-marathon, half-marathon relay, quarter-marathon and 5K. Includes custom T-shirts, finisher medals, pint glasses and swag, followed by drinks, food, music and yoga. $110 for half-marathon, $135 for relay, $85 for quarter-marathon, $65 for 5K. 7 a.m.-noon, Beach House, 1 South Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head. “Like” the event on Facebook. www.runsignup.com.

MARCH 2-3 

COLLETON RIVER COLLEGIATE TOURNAMENT: This two-day tournament will showcase the talents of many of the nation’s leading collegiate golf players as they vie for the coveted individual and team titles in a 54-hole stroke play tournament. Spectators are welcome. Free. Colleton River Clubhouse, 1 Colleton River Drive, Bluffton. 843-836-4400 or www.colletonriverclub.com.

MARCH 6 

SPORTING CLAYS SHOOT: A unique fundraiser to benefit Pockets Full of Sunshine, featuring a full day of food, exhibition, shooting, awards and reception. Also includes an auction highlighting handcrafted and screen-printed items made by special-needs adults. $45 for spectators, $300 for individual clay shooters, $1,200 for a team of four. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Forest City Gun Club, 9203 Ferguson Ave., Sav. 843-384-1315 or www.pocketsfullofsun.org.

MARCH 6-8 

dariusDARIUS RUCKER INTERCOLLEGIATE GOLF TOURNAMENT: Top teams from around the country will travel to Long Cove Club to complete for the title. Free for spectators. 8:30 a.m., Long Cove Club, 399 Long Cove Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-1070 or www.longcoveclub.com.

MARCH 8-9

FULL MOON KAYAK TOUR: Explore the Lowcountry water by the light of the moon during this two-hour kayak tour, led by an interpretive naturalist guide. Children younger than 12 must be on a tandem kayak with an adult. $45 for an adult single kayak, $67.50 for an adult and child double kayak, $90 for double kayak for two adults. 7:30 p.m., Outside Hilton Head, 50 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6996 or www.outsidehiltonhead.com.

MARCH 14 

SHAMROCK RUN: Wear your green for this fun and colorful 5K run and health walk. A percentage of proceeds will benefit The Rotary Club. $40. 7 a.m., Heritage Plaza, 81 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. 843-757-8520 or www.bearfootsports.com.

MARCH 27-28

LOWCO BASKETBALL SHOWCASE: A basketball showcase event to feature 96 of the best hoops stars in the Lowcountry. $15 per day, $25 for both days. 5:30 p.m., 240 Sam Point Road, Beaufort. 843-540-9394 or www.lowcosports.com.

MARCH 28

SANDALWOOD RUN FOR HUNGER: A 5K and 10K race to support the Sandalwood Community Food Pantry, a nonprofit group that helps feed more than 700 local families. Registration for the 5K is $25 for adults, $20 for those younger than 18; the 10K is $35 for adults, $25 for runners younger than 18. 8:30-11 a.m., Mitchelville Freedom Park, 229 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. www.runsignup.com.

MARCH 29

POLO AT THE BLUFF: A thrilling afternoon polo match, featuring VIP tents with hors d’oeuvres and beverages. $40 for general admission, $125 for VIP, $20 for kids VIP. 1 p.m., Longfield Stables, 477 Mount Pelia Road, Bluffton. 321-408-0437.

Festivals/Events

MARCH 1

EMANUEL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF THE CHARLESTON CHURCH SHOOTING. St. Luke’s Church invites the community to see this documentary that was released in 2019, but has not been shown to wide audiences in the Lowcountry until now. Free. 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Coligny Theatre, Hilton Head Island.

winefestMARCH 9-15

HILTON HEAD ISLAND WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL: A weeklong celebration of global wine partnerships, signature Lowcountry cuisine, grass-roots cultural happenings and the authentic fabric of a unique community of artists. Featuring celebrity chef showcases, wine education sessions, live entertainment and tastings. Ticket prices, times and locations vary. 843-686-4944 or www.hiltonheadwineandfood.com.

MARCH 5-7 

CUSTOM JEWELRY DESIGN EVENT: Repurpose your jewelry and create something new. Work directly with professional jewelry designer Paula Dawkins to select a new setting or stones to reimagine a new custom designed piece. Appointments required. Forsythe Jewelers, 71 Lighthouse Road, Suite 311, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-7070 or www.forsythejewelers.biz.

MARCH 14 

SOUTH BEACH SHAMROCK HUNT: Children younger than 12 are invited to search for lucky shamrocks on the beach, redeemable for tasty treats and Salty Dog gear. Free. 9 a.m., The Salty Dog, 232 South Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-2233 or www.saltydog.com.

MARCH 15 

HILTON HEAD ISLAND ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE: The oldest St. Patrick’s Day parade in South Carolina. Featuring a parade of floats, boats, trucks, cars, bikes, golf carts, people, horses and dogs. Free. 3 p.m., Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island. www.hiltonheadireland.org.

MARCH 15 

IRISHFEST AT THE SANDBOX: Come and play at The Sandbox before the annual Hilton Head Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The Sandbox is on the parade route. Includes a bounce house, outdoor games and other fun activities. $5 per person. 1-3 p.m., The Sandbox: An Interactive Children’s Museum, 18 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. 843-842-7645 or www.thesandbox.org.

MARCH 20 

LAGOS TRUNK SHOW: Shop the new spring collection of Steven Lagos’ newest inspiration from his most recent travels. Enjoy light bites, bubbles and a complimentary gift with purchase. Free. Noon-7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Forsythe Jewelers, 71 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-7070 or www.forsythejewelers.biz.

MARCH 21 

HILTON HEAD WINGFEST: A family-friendly festival featuring more than 20 local restaurants competing for top honors. Includes a kid’s zone, live entertainment, a kid’s Wing Bobbing Contest and more. $8 for adults, free for children 10 and younger. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.hiltonheadwingfest.com.

MARCH 22 

HARBOUR TOWN SPRING FEST: Enjoy a day at Harbour Town featuring live music with Deas- Guyz, nautical activities, children’s activities and a classic-cars display. Free. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Harbour Town, 149 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-3333 or www.seapines.com.

plantssaleMARCH 21 

NATIVE PLANT SALE: A variety of native plants is for sale to cover diverse landscaping needs. Cash or check only. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

MARCH 22 

SAVANNAH VEG FEST: A festival that showcases local plant-based foods. Featuring expert speakers, cooking demos, vendors and animal rescues. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Forsyth Park Band Shell, 699 Drayton St., Savannah. www.savannahvegfest.org.

MARCH 28 

LOWCOUNTRY FAIR WITH HISTORICAL FLAIR: Commemorating the diverse heritage of the Lowcountry, the fair will feature artisans, food vendors, music, equestrian events, living history presentations, weapon demonstrations, educational booths and more. $15 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-17, $40 for families of two adults and two children. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-379-1550 or www.santa-elena.org.

MARCH 28 

SPRING SHOP HOP: Enjoy an afternoon of great deals, live music and gourmet treats. This event is fun for the whole family and includes photos with the Easter Bunny. Free. 2-5 p.m., The Village at Wexford, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. www.villageatwexford.com.

MARCH 31 

NATIONAL CRAYON DAY: Celebrate National Crayon Day by coloring a picture in the children’s area. All ages welcome. Free. 3:30-5 p.m., Hilton Head Library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head. 843-255-6500 or www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Education 

MARCH 2 

“OVERWINTERING HUMMINGBIRDS”: Doreen Cubie will discuss her research on ruby-throated hummingbirds and her banding study of wintering hummingbirds near Charleston. Reservations required. $7. 2 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

MARCH 4 

“RIGHT WHALES”: Professor Michael Williamson will introduce right whales and the current status and research on this species. Reservations required. $7. 2 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

HERITAGE LIBRARYMARCH 4 

HERITAGE LIBRARY: “Understanding the Census”: This class looks at changes in the U.S. Census throughout history and explores what information is missing and why. $15 for members, $20 for non-members. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Hilton Head Campus, Classroom 214, 1 Sand Shark Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org.

MARCH 4 

PALMETTO PLANT EATERS CLUB: Chef Thomas Carrig will discuss grains and how they can be crafted into delicious and highly nutritious meals. Free. 6:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. www.palmettoplanteaters.com.

MARCH 6

WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL: Sheila A. Smith, senior fellow for Japan studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, will discuss Japan’s military postmodernism. Free for members, $15 for guests. 10-11:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. www.wachh.org.

MARCH 6-8

PAT CONROY WRITERS RETREAT WEEKEND: Participating writers will immerse themselves in a collaborative experience with award-winning writers and publishing professionals. Includes a two-night hotel stay, evening receptions, breakfast and lunch. $1,500. Anchorage 1770 Inn, 1103 Bay St., Beaufort. 877-951-1770 or www.patconroyliterarycenter.org.

MARCH 7

ACADEMIC WORLDQUEST: This event is considered the Super Bowl of global issues and foreign policy for high school students. The winner goes to Washington, D.C. Hosted by the World Affairs Council. 9 a.m., Hilton Head Island High School, 70 Wilbourn Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-816-1498.

MARCH 8

HELPING PARENTS HEAL: A support group to help parents who have lost children by providing resources to aid in the healing process. Free. 1-3 p.m., The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. 201-233-6015 or www.helpingparentsheal.org.

MARCH 9

“BIRD-FRIENDLY BACKYARDS”: Sean Dennis will present an overview of native plants you can add to your landscaping to provide food and habitat for common Lowcountry songbird species. Reservations required. $7. 2 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

MARCH 9-11

PAINTING WORKSHOP: “DAWN TO DUSK, CAPTURING LIGHT IN OILS”: Artist Peggy Ellis will teach students how to capture light in oils during this three-day workshop. Instruction includes step-by-step tips and techniques. All skill levels are welcome. $315 for members, $350 for non-members. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Art League Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head. 843-842-5738 or www.artleaguehhi.org.

MARCH 10

LOWCOUNTRY SPEAKER SERIES: National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen will be the featured speaker at this month’s Lowcountry Speaker Series. $70-$85. 7:30-9 p.m., Marriott Hilton Head Resort & Spa, 1 Hotel Circle, Hilton Head Island. 843-823-4111 or www.lowcountryspeakerseries.com.

MARCH 10 

CANCER FINANCIAL PLANNING WORKSHOP: A presentation for those affected by cancer about facing the future with confidence. Free. 1 p.m., H.O.P.E. Life Lymphedema & Rehab Center, 60 Main St., Unit G, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-4146 or www.hopelifeandlymphedema.com.

MARCH 11

BRAIN HEALTH SUMMIT 3: Join Memory Matters for a full day of exhibitions focused on the brain. The theme is “Energize, Optimize, Personalize.” $60. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Hilton Head Beach & Tennis, 40 Folly Field Rd., Hilton Head. 843-842-6688 or www.mymemorymatters.org.

MARCH 11 

HERITAGE LIBRARY: “Genealogy Research: Where to Start for Free”: Add more to your family’s past through free online genealogy research tools. $15 for members, $20 for non-members. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Hilton Head Campus, Classroom 214, 1 Sand Shark Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org.

MARCH 11 

“WHERE FREEDOM BEGAN”: Join executive director Ahmad Ward for a presentation about Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park. Reservations required. $7. 2 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843- 689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

MARCH 14 

READ TO A DOG: Share a story with a therapy dog to build reading confidence. Bring a favorite book from home or use a library book. Registration required. Ages 5-12. Free. 11 a.m.-noon. Hilton Head Library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-255-6500 or www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

MARCH 14 

TEDXHILTON HEAD: A day that brings together prestigious national and local speakers, celebrating those who are “making waves” to create a positive impact in the world. $72. 8:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.tedxhiltonhead.com.

MARCH 14, 28 

COOKING CLASS: Chef Josh and Chef Joe will lead a small hands-on cooking class, followed by a chance to sit down and enjoy the meal with a glass of wine. $125. 11 a.m., Charlie’s L’Etoile Verte, 8 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-9277 or www.charliesgreenstar.com.

MARCH 16 

“MIRACLE OF MIGRATION”: Diana Churchill will introduce the why, how and who of bird migration. Reservations required. $7. 2 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

MARCH 19 

“NUTRITION AND CANCER”: A three-part series presented by Jan Kirk, RD, MPH. This month’s presentation will discuss nutrition and the road to cancer recovery through eating well after treatment. Free. 1 p.m., H.O.P.E. Life Lymphedema & Rehab Center, 60 Main St., Unit G, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-4146 or www.hopelifeandlymphedema.com.

MARCH 21 

JUNIOR BRIDGEJUNIOR BRIDGE OPEN HOUSE: An open house to introduce children in second grade and older to the game of bridge. Featuring food, giveaways, tournaments and more. Free. 10 a.m.- noon. Hilton Head Island Bridge Club, 95 Matthews Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-342-7529.

MARCH 23 

“WAR AND WINE”: Join Rich Thomas from the Heritage Library to explore the Revolutionary War in the Beaufort District. After the presentation, enjoy a wine tasting curated just for this history lesson. $50. 5-7 p.m., FISH Casual Coastal Seafood, 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org.

MARCH 27 

STUDENT HISTORY DAY: A fun-filled educational event to showcase 500 years of Lowcountry history. Includes marsh tacky horses, nature tours, learning stations, weapons demos and more. Open to students of all ages. $5, free for teachers. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-379-1550 or www.santa-elena.org.

MARCH 30 

“A CONVERSATION WITH A SOLDIER”: First- and third-person storytelling of the hardships, humor, heartbreaks and horrors of war. Reservations required. $7. 2 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

MARCH 31 

MORRIS CENTER BOOK TALK: A book talk with Ron Roth, author of “The Civil War in the South Carolina Lowcountry.” Free. 5 p.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Blvd., Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org.

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