• The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club, a free group that supports plant-based eating, will meet at 6:30 p.m. March 7 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road in Bluffton.

Amy Spadafora-Thompson will be the guest speaker, discussing how incorporating herbs into each meal can provide greater nutrition and enhance wellbeing, as well as which herbs are easy to grow at home.

For more information, visit

  • Marjorie Young of Savannah will lead a discussion of "Preparing for and Hiking the Camino de Santiago" at 5:45 p.m. March 8 at Outside Hilton Head, 50 Shelter Cove Lane, near Whole Foods.

The Camino de Santiago is an ancient trail of 500 miles through the mountains of northern Spain. It is popular with hiking and cycling enthusiasts and tour groups. It includes trails for hikes of various lengths. Over 40 days in 2016, Young hiked the entire 500 miles at the age of 55, and celebrated her 56th birthday on the trail.

Young will share tips for preparing, training and packing for the hike, including clothing and provisions she needed and didn't need.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, email

  • Founded in 1919, the American Legion Auxiliary is an organization that promotes Americanism, loyalty and community support. Today, the Auxiliary has almost one million members, including a chapter, Unit 205, chartered in 2015 in Bluffton.

Originally organized to assist the American Legion, the Auxiliary has achieved its' own unique identity, while working side by side with the veterans who are Legion members.

The Auxiliary's commitment to serve has never waivered throughout the years. Community commitments include the Girls State Program for high school girls, and assisting the American Legion with the Bluffton Veterans Day Parade, and Memorial Day ceremonies.

The Auxiliary is working on programs to assist homeless veterans, raising funds for a Fischer House for Veterans in Charleston, and creating a veterans Memorial Park in Bluffton.

Any wife, daughter, sister, niece or granddaughter of a veteran from any branch of service (living or deceased) is eligible to join.

For more information, visit or call Kay Ranta at 843-757-7918.

  • St. Gregory the Great, Knights of Columbus Council 12263 will hold a weekly Fish Fry every Friday during Lent at St. Andrew's Hall on Pinckney Colony Road in Bluffton.

The event will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. through March 23. Cost is $12 per person.

  • America's Boating Club of Hilton Head (formerly known as Hilton Head Sail & Power Squadron) will offer two public boating opportunities for March.

"Tides and Currents" will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. March 10 at the Hilton Head Island Senior Center, 70 Shelter Cove Lane.

This course teaches how tides and currents affect a boat's performance, what causes the tides to rise and fall, and what causes the currents to flow.

"America's Boating Course" will be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 24 and 8 to 11 a.m. March 31 at the Hilton Head Boathouse Showroom, 1498 Fording Island Road, Bluffton.

This course covers the basic fundamentals of safe boating and qualifies you for the SCDNR Boating Education Certificate. This is a must class for new boaters.

Both courses are taught by certified U.S. Power Squadron instructors. To register, contact Peter Dion at peterjdion@ or 631-456-9134.

  • The 24th annual William P. Stevens Jr. Pro-Am Classic, to benefit Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island, is scheduled for March 12 at Wexford Plantation Golf Course.

More than 120 amateurs and pros will tee off for a 10:30 a.m. shotgun start, with a two best balls, Shamble format.

Golfers will receive a tee package and have the opportunity to compete for prizes while pros play for $2,500 in purse winnings. An awards reception with beer, wine and heavy hors d'oeuvres will immediately follow play in the Wexford Clubhouse.

Golf is $250 per person. Guests are invited to join the awards celebration at a $40 per guest fee. To register, call VIM's Development Office at 689-6612 or e-mail

  • The Athletic Club of the Low-country will meet March 12 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting at 7 p.m.

Guest speaker is John Houpt, head football coach at Bluffton High School. He will discuss his coaching philosophy and how he has worked to motivate student athletes over the years.

The meeting is free and open to members and guests, who should call Judy Barry at 843-705-5223 to attend.

  • The League of Women Voters of Hilton Head-Bluffton Area will host a public information session from 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 14 at the Hilton Head Public Service District, 21 Oak Park Drive.

The panel discussion topic is "School Funding is Everyone's Business." Dr. Barbara S. Neilsen, S.C. Superintendent of Education from 1990 to 1998, will be the moderator.

Panelists are: Josh Gruber, interim administrator, Beaufort County; Tonya Crosby, chief financial officer, Beaufort County School District; and Dr. Holley Ullbrich, distinguished professor emerita of economics, Clemson University.

For more information, email

  • Liberal Men of the Lowcountry will meet for lunch at noon March 14 at the Golf Club at Indigo Run, 101 Berwick Drive on Hilton Head Island.

Guest speakers will be Beaufort County Democratic Party and club leaders Blaine Lotz, Bill Walker and Carol Willey.

Cost is $20, which must be prepaid at

  • The final installment of the Bluffton Lecture and Dinner Series will be held March 19 at 6 p.m. at Campbell Chapel AME Church, 25 Boundary St.

Local preservationist Carolyn Coppola will speak about the history, architecture and value of Bluffton's hidden treasures, the Allen-Lockwood House and the Squire Pope Carriage House.

Following the free lecture, church members will serve supper at 7 p.m. in the Church Hall. Cost is $30 per person.

For reservations, call Joan Heyward at 843-707-7610 or email jheyward@ by March 15.

  • A "Viva Italia" grand opening celebration for the new Peacock Maserati & Alfa Romeo dealership will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 22 at Peacock Auto Mall in Hardeeville.

The Italian-American Club of Hilton Head will be collecting donations for the Sandalwood Community Food Pantry on Hilton Head.

The event is free and open to the public.

  • Benton House of Bluffton, 8 Hampton Lake Drive, will host a free seminar at 10 a.m. March 23 explaining VA benefits available to veterans and their families.

Speaker Keith Dawkins with Aging Options will provide a thorough overview regarding Veterans Aid and Attendance, including spousal benefits.

A complimentary waffle breakfast will precede the seminar. Space is limited and registration is required. To RSVP, call 843-737-6332 or email Abby Boylston at

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