• Friends of the Bluffton Library will have a half price sale on books, CDs, DVDs Oct. 20-24 in celebration of National Friends of the Library Week.
For more information, call the Bluffton branch of the Beaufort County Library at 843-255-6503.
• Island Recreation Center will hold a Pumpkin Patch Drive Thru Oct. 23 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Shelter Cove Town Centre.
Honk, shout and wave for a “spooktacular” Halloween experience. All children will receive a special goodie bag.
Families should stay in their cars. There will be no actual pumpkins at the event but Halloween inflatables will be on display.
• Lowcountry Speaker Series will present a two-night prescreening of “Our Time,” a documentary by British photographer Platon, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 and 28.
The documentary on social justice and contemporary culture goes behind the scenes during intimate photoshoots and interviews with the movers and shakers of our time, featuring President Donald Trump, Barack and Michelle Obama, Vladimir Putin, George W. Bush, George Clooney, Professor Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and more.
As Platon interacts with political and business leaders, as well as civil rights heroes and Hollywood celebrities, key themes emerge – the importance of empathy and compassion, what is good leadership, and how we can overcome division and political gridlock.
Immediately following each of the two viewings, Platon will participate in a virtual, interactive 30-minute audience Q&A session.
For more information and to register, visit LowcountrySpeakerSeries.com.
• The annual Fields of Faith event, sponsored by the South Coastal Fellowship of Christian Athletes, will move from the athletic field to the drive-in theater this year. The event will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28 at Highway 21 Drive-In in Beaufort.
The evening of inspiration and encouragement will include live music and testimonies of faith from area students. Attendees can watch on the big screen from their vehicle spaces.
Guests may bring lawn chairs and blankets but must remain in their spaces throughout the evening.
Free food will be offered for the first 100 guests. No large busses permitted.
For more information visit southcoastalfca.org.
• Saturday campus tours of University of South Carolina Beaufort will be held at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Oct. 31 on the Bluffton campus.
Campus tours also are conducted at 10 a.m. Mondays and Fridays.
Registration is required for all tours via USCB.edu/visit or by email to Kristen Van Noord at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities is hosting virtual information sessions throughout the fall semester for individuals interested in arts programs for middle and high school students.
The 30-minute, online sessions are offered at a variety of times and dates and provide details about the school’s summer programs and residential high school.
Located in Greenville, the Governor’s School provides pre-professional arts training in the areas of creative writing, dance, drama, music and visual arts. The nationally recognized residential high school serves juniors and seniors, as well as exceptionally talented sophomores in Dance and Music.
Arts-immersive summer programs are also offered for rising seventh to 11th grade students.
Any South Carolina resident in grades 6-10 can apply to the Governor’s School’s various programs. Tuition is free for the high school program, and students only pay for a meal plan and residence hall fee. Costs vary for the summer programs. Financial assistance is available for all programs.
For more information and to register for upcoming programs, visit bit.ly/32Xb4Wh.