Your Week Ahead:
Looking for something fun to do this week? Find everything that is happening around the Lowcountry in our event calendar.
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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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.
ST. ANDREW BY-THE-SEA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH WELCOMES REV. DEASE
St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church and its new senior pastor are making history.
The Hilton Head Island church will welcome the Rev. Dr. Robin Dease for her first sermon on July 4. Dease said she is the first African American woman to serve as lead pastor of a white United Methodist church in South Carolina.
First Thursdays Art Market: Meet more than two dozen local artists as they present their work on the first Thursday of the month. Stroll the plaza, see the exhibits, talk with artists and enjoy live music, complimentary wine samples and more. As a special treat, the July art market features several artists painting live in the plaza. Free entry. 4-7 p.m., The Shops at Sea Pines Center, 71 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-5699 or theshopsatseapinescenter.com.
NEW HOPE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP: An open bereavement support group for anyone who has lost a loved one through death. Free. 3-4:30 p.m. Lowcountry Presbyterian Church, 10 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton. 843-706-2296 or hospicecarelc.org.