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NOV. 3

Communication at Sea: Captain Tom Anderson will present a historical review of maritime communication, including the origins, meanings and uses of signals, flags, and codes. Cost is $7. Reservations required. 2-4 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or coastaldiscovery.org.

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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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AUG. 2, 9, 16

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.