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MAY 1

Artist Talk: Artist Robin Elise Maaya will present her latest exhibition “Home Away From Home,” that tells the story of a Savannah family living in harmony with the struggles of caring for a special-needs child. Free. Noon-2 p.m., Cedar House Gallery, 122 East 36th Street, Savannah.

APRIL 1-3

Private Easter Wagon Ride: Hop aboard the red wagon for a spring exploration of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve, while playing a game of Easter I-Spy. Cost is $95 for a group of 20 people. Reservations required. 1-4 p.m., Heritage Farms, Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-3333 or seapines.com.

CHURCH OF THE PALMS LOOKS FORWARD TO REOPENING ITS DOORS SOON

Pastor Pete BerntsonAlthough a date has not been set, Church of the Palms in Okatie is hoping to soon reopen its doors — at least partially. 

Since the majority of the church’s members are in the high-risk age group, Church of the Palms has been extremely cautious during the COVID-19 pandemic. The church, which is part of the United Methodist Church, has offered live streaming worship services since the beginning of the crisis. They also host Bible studies, spiritual formation classes and small group meetings on Zoom. 

MARIANNE STILLWAGONFor Marianne Stillwagon, becoming an artist was never about following a straight line. 

“I was always a creator,” she laughs, admitting that she loved being a Girl Scout because, “we were always making things.” 

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MARCH 2

VIRTUAL LECTURE: “ANTEBELLUM WOMEN AND MUSIC IN SOUTH CAROLINA”: 

A lecture by Dr. Candace Bailey on the role music played in the lives of women living in antebellum South Carolina. Free. 5 p.m. Pre-register to attend in-person or watch live virtually on the Morris Center Facebook page @ MorrisHeritageCenter. Morris Center, 10782 S. Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland. 843- 284-9227 or morrisheritagecenter.org

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FEB. 1-28 

25TH ANNUAL GULLAH CELEBRATION: A celebration of Gullah art, food, music and people. This year’s events include the Arts Ob We People Art Exhibition and Sale, A Taste of Gullah, Soul Food and Friends Cooking Series, Ol’ Fashioned Gullah Breakfast and Freedom Day. Event dates, times, locations and ticket prices vary. www.gullahcelebration.com

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHFIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CONTINUES ITS MISSION TO CHANGE LIVES

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, First Presbyterian Church has never stopped being the hands and feet of Jesus. Even when its doors were closed, the church never stopped living out its mission to change lives and make disciples. 

The church has continued to worship every Sunday morning through the pandemic, either in person or virtually. First Presbyterian follows health and safety protocols approved by the local governing body of the church. Masks and social distancing are required. 

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DEC. 1

THE MENTALISTS: An extraordinary show of mind-reading and telepathy. Temperature screenings, face coverings and social distancing required. Tickets are $49. 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-3945 or artshhi.com

WINDMILL HARBOUR SET FOR ANNUAL FESTIVE WEEKEND

For the Yuletide season on Hilton Head Island, Windmill Harbour is the venue for one of December’s most festive events in the area — the annual “Harbour Stroll Weekend.” 

This year’s event — exclusively for Windmill Harbour residents, members of the South Carolina Yacht Club and their guests — is set for 6-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 12-13.