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OCT. 1 

CUSTOM DESIGN EVENT AT FORSYTHE JEWELERS: 

Repurpose your beloved jewelry and create something new. Work directly with trusted professional jewelry designer Paula Dawkins to select a setting or stones to reimagine a new custom-designed piece. Free. Appointment required. Forsythe Jewelers, 71 Lighthouse Road, Suite 311, Hilton Head Island. 843-671- 7070 or forsythejewelers.biz. 

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SEPT. 1

Blood Drive: Donate blood inside the climate-controlled OneBlood truck. Donors will receive a 9/11 commemorative shirt and $20 eGift card, plus a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening. Paddles Up The Creek food truck will be on-site. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or artshhi.org.

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WORKSHOP: COLORED PENCILS: A weekly class where participants will explore exciting possibilities with colored pencils on various surfaces. Cost is $120 for members, $108 for non-members. 1-4 p.m., Art League Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or artleaguehhi.org.

BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE ARTS CENTER OF COASTAL CAROLINA ON ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY 

Good theater requires magic — something the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina pulls off with aplomb. Celebrating 25 years since its inception, the Arts Center is closing its season with the ever-popular musical Mamma Mia! and a trio of behind-the-scenes experts wants to pull back the curtain to expose a few secrets.

CHURCHST. ANDREW BY-THE-SEA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH WELCOMES REV. DEASE

St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church and its new senior pastor are making history.

The Hilton Head Island church will welcome the Rev. Dr. Robin Dease for her first sermon on July 4. Dease said she is the first African American woman to serve as lead pastor of a white United Methodist church in South Carolina.

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JULY 1

First Thursdays Art Market: Meet more than two dozen local artists as they present their work on the first Thursday of the month. Stroll the plaza, see the exhibits, talk with artists and enjoy live music, complimentary wine samples and more. As a special treat, the July art market features several artists painting live in the plaza. Free entry. 4-7 p.m., The Shops at Sea Pines Center, 71 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-5699 or theshopsatseapinescenter.com.

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JUNE 1 

NEW HOPE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP: An open bereavement support group for anyone who has lost a loved one through death. Free. 3-4:30 p.m. Lowcountry Presbyterian Church, 10 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton. 843-706-2296 or hospicecarelc.org.

SchneiderART LEAGUE OF HILTON HEAD AWARDS BIENNALE WINNERS

The Art League of Hilton Head awarded 13 winners at the opening reception of the 2021 Biennale, 27th National Juried Art Exhibition on May 7. 

More than $5,000 in cash prizes were awarded. The national call for entries attracted 735 artworks from 40 states. Top pieces were selected based on originality of concept, composition and execution. The exhibition is the longest-running national juried art exhibition in the area, a news release said.

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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.