February Calendar 2012

National Bird Feeding Month | Black History Month | National Responsible Pet Owner Month | Heart Disease Awareness Month

Shore Notes
Sing a capella with the Hilton Head Shore Notes Chorus 6:45 p.m., Island Lutheran Church, Main St.  Come join us.  Alto Singers needed. 843-705-6852, www.hiltonheadshorenotes.com

Lowcountry Writer's Critique Workshop
6-8pm at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary Street. Jump-start, refine, or finish your creative writing now. One of the best paths to creativity is a deadline. Info: 843-597-3910.

Wednesdays Alzheimer's Support Group
Join Memory Matters every Wednesday from 9:45-11:15 a.m.. For more info: 843-842-6688

Wednesdays & Thursdays ArtStart Pre-Dance
Ages 2-5. These dance classes are specifically designed to enhance kinesthetic awareness and develop motor movement skills. By using the elements of dance to create and learn the joy of movement, your child will learn to express their energy in a whole new way!  Info: 843-686-3945, ext. 233. www.artshhi.com

Every Other Thursday
Bluffton Farmer's Market
12-4 pm in Old Town Bluffton

2nd Heart Attack Warning Signs for Women
Hilton Head Hospital is pleased to offer a health education seminar from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the hospital's board room. Join Dr. Ravina Balchandani, board certified cardiologist, in a discussion on how women can protect their heart health and understand the warning signs when having a heart attack. Info: 1-877-582-2737. A heart healthy lunch is available for purchase for $5.

3rd Surf & Turf Fundraiser
3rd Annual Surf and Turf Dinner to benefit the American Heart Association, Friday, 7-9 pm at the Carolina House of Bluffton at 800 Fording Island Rd. For more info: Nancy Rosen (843)338-1189. The Carolina House (25 Beach City Road) of Hilton Head Surf and Turf Dinner will be on February 24th.

4th Chamber Ball
Join the business community and enjoy fine dining, dancing, and entertainment at the annual event honoring the outstanding individuals and organizations that make a difference in the community.  The event takes place at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa at 6:30 p.m.  For more information: 843-785-3673, hiltonheadchamber.org

4th Lowcountry Women on the Move
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host a Brunch and Fashion Show, "Lowcountry Women on the Move," at the Country Club of Hilton Head. Proceeds benefit the AAUW Scholarship Fund. Registration, raffles and silent auction begin at 10:00 a.m., with brunch and fashion show to follow at 11:00. Info: 843-341-6638.

4th Chelsey Green
"The Green Violinist" fuses elements of classical music with popular and original songs, with her full performance ensemble, The Green Project: R&B, Pop, Soul, Funk, Latin, Alternative, Hip Hop, Go-Go, Inspirational, and Gospel. Green will perform in public at 7:30 at the Arts Center at Beaufort High School. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for military & seniors, $10 for students (13-21) and $5 for 12 and younger.VIP tickets are also available. Info: 843-379-2787, artworksinbeaufort.org.

4th 2012 HHSO Youth Concerto Competition
1:30 p.m.. St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 50 Pope Avenue. Nine instrumentalists have been selected to compete in the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra's Youth Concerto Competition. They were selected from 63 high school aged musicians from 12 states and Europe. Tickets: $10 a person.

5th  Emerging Cinema
The Whale - Documentary at 3p.m. USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret Street. For ticket prices and other information, please call 521-4145

7th  Emerging Cinema
Margin Call - Directed by J.C. Chandor at 7 p.m. USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret Street.  Info: 521-4145

7th - 26th Lend Me A Tenor
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina: Fasten your seat belts for an uproariously funny and wildly inventive Broadway classic! See page 48 for more information. Details: 843-842-ARTS, www.artshhi.com

8th Waiting For Superman
The movie Waiting for Superman will be shown and discussed at a meeting of the League of Women Voters of Hilton Head Island/Bluffton Area at 10:00 a.m. at the Hilton Head Public Service District meeting room, 21 Oak Park Drive (off Mathews Drive). The public is invited to attend. For more information, please contact Fran Holt at 843-837-3436.

10th HHI Ski Club

Monthly Social, 5-7 p.m., at Jump and Phils. Happy Hour Prices. Dinner is optional.  Members, non-members, and interested guests invited. We are also hosting a Dinner Social on Feb. 23rd at 5:30 p.m. at Bistro Mezzaluna. Members, non-members, and interested guests invited. Reservations required. Info: Bev Moran 843-681-4181.

10th - 11th The Exonerated
A staged reading at ARTworks, produced by Misspent Youth Productions,  7:30 p.m.; all seats $7. "The Exonerated" tells the true stories of six wrongfully convicted survivors of death row as intertwining stories paint a picture of an American criminal justice system gone horribly wrong and of six brave souls who persevered to survive it. 2127 Boundary Street, www.artworksinbeaufort.org, 843-379-2787

11th The Met Live in HD
GOTTERDAMMERUNG - Wagner at 12 p.m. USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret Street. Info: 521-4145.

11th A Taste Of Gullah
12-3 p.m. Native Island heritage and culture gets the star treatment at this celebration of all things Gullah. Feed your tummy with lip-smacking Lowcountry specialties, such as barbecue ribs, conch stew, shrimp & grits, rice & beans and okra gumbo. And feed your spirit with a full plate of storytelling, gospel music, and crafts. FREE. Details: 843-686-3945, www.artshhi.com

11th Dolphins and Desserts
7:00 p.m. at Stewart Hall, 520 Washington Avenue, Savannah. Public invited. Join us for a delicious evening with guest speaker, Kris Williams of Wassaw Island's Caretta Research Project. Kris will update us on the status of the loggerhead sea turtle population in the Lowcountry. The latest in dolphin research and news about our residential dolphins will also be presented. $5.00 donation at the door.  RSVP's appreciated- contact Dolores, 912-236-2790

11th Valentine Ball
The Ball is the signature event for Beaufort Memorial Hospital. Since its inception in 1990, the Valentine Ball has netted over $3.5 million for Beaufort Memorial Hospital, enabling the hospital to offer new and improved services. Come join the excitement. Info: Brenda Molony, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

12th Ballet in Cinema
Esmeralda - Bolshoi Ballet in Russia at 3 p.m. USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret Street.  Info: 521-4145

14th The Diaries of Adam and Eve
Champagne and Chocolates 6 p.m. Performance at 6:30 p.m. Beaufort Theatre Company.  USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret Street.  Info: 521.4145

16th PQG Monthly Meeting
The Palmetto Quilt Guild will hold its monthly meeting at Christ Lutheran Church, 829 Wm Hilton Pkwy.  Karen Eckmeier, National and International Award Winner, will  present a lecture  "Oops, My Edges Are Showing!" The meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. Guests are welcome, $5 visitor fee.  Come early to socialize.

17th - 18th The Pillowman

"The Pillowman" centers on a writer who is being interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a series of child murders. 7:30 p.m.; all seats $7, Artworks, 2127 Boundary Street, 843-379-2787.

18th A Walk Down Bourbon Street
Lowcountry Legal Volunteers will hold their 5th Annual Celebration of Justice. This year will feature a Mardi Gras Extravaganza filled with fabulous food, fun, and silent auction. Country Club of Hilton Head, 6 p.m. Info: 843-682-3397.

18th The Ant & the Elephant
A poetry seminar that "reduces the poem from Britannica to Pocket Book" with Starkey Flythe, Jr. at ARTworks from10 a.m. to noon. Presented by the Poetry Society of South Carolina, the seminar is $10 for PSSC members and $15 for non-members. To register, contact PSSC at poetrysocietysc.org and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

19th Brooklyn Rider Quartet
5 p.m. at the USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret Street. Festival Series Chamber Music Concert.  Info:  208-8246

19th Leadership Class of 2012 Oyster Roast
12-4 p.m. Roastfish and Cornbread Restaurant, 70 Marshland Road.  All Proceeds from this event will support the "Our Class" project to establish an educational kiosk that tells the history of Mitchelville, the first community in America to be built and self-governed by freed slaves. Info: 261-4306

23rd Hospice and Hearts
This red carpet affair, girl's night out will benefit Hospice Care of the Lowcountry.  The event takes place from 6:30-9 p.m. at Windows on the Waterway, Hilton Head Plantation.  $45 covers food, wine, and prize drawing.  Info: 843-706-2296

24th Re-Nude Art Sale & Feminist Fundraiser
"Re-Nude" is a one-night only sale of new, original art, and a party benefitting Planned Parenthood in SC, 6-10 p.m. at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary St. This event includes live music, cold refreshments, savory snacks, and an opportunity for collectors who admire the human shape and the freedom of choice.  Info: www.pphsinc.org/events

24th & 27th Emerging Cinema
Oscar Shorts-Showing of Short Films that were nominated for 2012 Oscars. 7 p.m. USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret Street  Info: 521.4145

25th Leap Year 5k Race
Honey Horn Plantation. Race begins at 9 a.m. to benefit the Island Rec Center. More info: 843-681-7273, islandreccenter.org

25th Razzle Dazzle 'Em!
Enjoy this one night performance of the Hilton Head Shore Notes, a fun, a capella group of singers comprised of 24 women, featuring guest performances by Vocal Jazz Project and Hilton Head Jazz ensemble! 7 p.m. Hilton Head High School Visual and Performing Arts Center  Info: 843-706-9877

25th The Met Live in HD
Eenani - Verdi. USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret Street. 12:55 p.m. Info: 521-41457.

Calling All Dresses
The Junior Service League of Beaufort (JSLB) is collecting gently used dresses for the JSLB Prom Boutique held later this year. Clean out your closet and donate your old cocktail, semi-formal, and formal dresses to help a local high school girls get the dress of her dreams! On Saturday, March 3, 2012, the JSLB Prom Boutique will open for teenage girls who are in need of a gently used dress to wear to the Junior/Senior Prom. The Boutique will be held at Studio B Dance Centre, 915 Greene Street in Beaufort and will be available to all Beaufort County high school juniors and seniors.Clean, long and short dresses in all sizes and for all seasons are appreciated. Please visit www.jslbprom.com for drop-off locations and to learn more about the project.

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