• VITA will be offering free tax preparation services through the tax filing extension of May 15, 2021. Site locations providing services beyond April 15 include:

• Beaufort Library, Mondays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. through May 10

• St. Helena Library, Tuesdays 12:30-5:30 p.m. through May 11

• Lobeco Library, Saturdays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. through April 24

• Deep Well Project, Hilton Head, Tuesdays 4-6 p.m. through May 11 (drop off only)

Clients must bring a photo ID and social security card for every person on the tax return. For a full list of what to bring, visit irs.gov/Individuals/Checklist-for-Free-Tax-Return-Preparation.

The Lowcountry Area VITA Coalition in collaboration with the IRS, United Way of the Lowcountry, the Beaufort County Human Services Alliance and has provided free tax preparation since 2008.

IRS-Certified Tax Preparers prepare and e-file returns for those who made approximately $72,000 or less ($120,000 filing jointly), people 60 and older (no income limit), disabled, and the limited-English speaking community.

Last year, more than $4.5 million dollars were returned to Lowcountry residents, saving nearly $1 million in tax preparation fees.

For more information visit vitalowcountry.org or contact program coordinator Theresa Jackson at lowcountryvitacoalition@gmail.com or 843-321-9071.

• The Bluffton Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society will hold meetings at 7 p.m. Mondays at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 351 Buckwalter Parkway.

The chorus is open to both men and women, ages 18 and older, who have an interest in singing a capella harmony.

For more information, contact Jack Barton at

bearfan194242@gmail.com or 404-915-8939.

Maye River Quilters will meet via Zoom on May 1 at 10 a.m.

To get a link for the meeting, visit mayeriverquiltguild.com.

For more meeting dates and times, and for membership forms to join the group, visit the website or call 843-530-1244.

• Planning is under way for a Lowcountry Chronic Pain Support Group. Meetings will be held twice a month via Zoom to begin with, and then move to in-person later.

The group is intended to provide a safe and confidential place to share with others who understand chronic pain, promote self advocacy and discuss coping strategies.

Those who are interested in learning more and participating in the group may contact Bob Fortier at 843-290-7556 or rdfortier@twc.com. Fortier is a certified support group facilitator by the American Chronic Pain Association, a part of the Stamford University Hospital Pain Management group.

• Dr. Al Segars will present a program titled “Human Impact on Lowcountry Wildlife” at 2 p.m. April 21 in-person at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, and virtually. 

Dr. Segars, retired veterinarian with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, explores the impact Lowcountry residents have on wildlife, whether local, regional or international. He discusses “unintended consequences” of our lifestyles and how we can become better stewards of wildlife that live in and visit our beautiful home.

The cost of the program is $7 in-person and $5 virtual viewing, and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767, ext. 223. 

The museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island.