• The Bluffton Police Department is now accepting applications for the 2018 Citizens Police Academy (CPA), its 12-week course to teach what it's like to be a police officer.

The course will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday nights from Aug. 7 to Oct. 23 at BPD headquarters, 101 Progressive St. in Buckwalter Place.

To apply, citizens must be 18 years or older, have a valid driver's license, and agree to a background check.

Apply by visiting the police station, or complete the application on the Bluffton Police Department's website at Townof

Those interested are encouraged to submit applications soon, as there are limited seats in the class.

• The Heritage Classic Foundation will host a workshop for nonprofit groups at 9 a.m. June 20 at the Sea Pines Community Center, 71 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head.

Foundation representatives will review Heritage Champions Fore Charity, Birdies for Charity, and the Heritage Classic Foundation License Plate programs.

RSVP by June 19 to Jordan Ingolia at 843-671-2448 or by email at jordan@

• Bluffton Firefighters Foundation will host a community festival June 30 to honor the 40th anniversary of the Bluffton Township Fire District. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the department's training grounds at 19 Ulmer Road.

Activities will include free zip lines, bounce houses and face painting, with food and beverages available for purchase.

Fire trucks and Bluffton Fire memorabilia and history will be on exhibit and firefighters will be on hand.

For more information, call 843-757-2800.

• De Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island will host its first Gullah Camp for ages 6 to 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, June 9-30, at the Gullah Museum, 12 Georgianna Drive, off Gumtree Road.

Campers can learn storytelling, basket weaving, how to make jewelry, how to perform the Ring Shout, and African drumming. In addition, there will be a Gullah Heritage Tour and a Camp Celebration on the last day.

Cost is $25 per camper per day, which includes a camp T-shirt. Register at

The event is rain or shine. For more information call 888-981-7469 or 843-681-3254