What To Do the week of October 6th-12th

in What To Do by

TCL to hold 5K, Oysters on the Bay

The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host its annual Oysters & 5K by the Bay on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the TCL Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road. The 5K starts at 5 p.m.; check-in begins at 4 p.m. The race features chip timing and includes a T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest men and women in several categories, including a special military division. Runners, walkers and strollers are all welcome. Race proceeds will go to the TCL Student Veterans Association.

Oysters by the Bay kicks off at 6 p.m. and includes all-you-can-eat oysters and barbecue, live music, children’s activities and raffles. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Admission is free for children 10 and under. All proceeds benefit the TCL Fund, which supports TCL students and programs. Visit www.tcl.edu/bythebay for more information, tickets and 5K registration.

Arts Center to present ‘Pride and Prejudice’

“Pride and Prejudice” will be presented through Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head. All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen’s most famous novel comes to life in this refreshingly fast-paced and engaging new adaptation.

Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet’s most urgent priority. When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, she is determined not to let her feelings triumph over her own good sense — but the truth turns out to be more elusive than it seems. In a society where subtle snubs and deceit proliferate, is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice to make the best match of all?

Visit www.artshhi.com for tickets and additional information.

Relay For Life coming Oct. 28

Relay For Life of Beaufort will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Oct. 28, at Battery Creek High School at 1 Blue Dolphin Drive in Beaufort. Relay For Life is a community fundraising walk to raise money to fight cancer. To sign up or for more information, visit www.relayforlife.org/beaufortsc or contact Wendy Pollitzer at 843-263-3216 or Wendy.Pollitzer@cancer.org.

Jazzing it up for a good cause

The Literacy Center is hosting a special jazz brunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at Hilton Head Island’s The Jazz Corner. There will be a gourmet brunch with bottomless mimosas while listening to the sounds of the renowned Martin Lesch Band. Tickets for this special fundraiser are $65 per person. All proceeds will benefit adult literacy needs in the local area. For tickets, go to theliteracycenter.org/events/jazz-brunch.

The Literacy Center serves more than 100 adults and children at Deep Well, Bluffton Self Help, Holy Family Catholic Church and St. Francis Catholic Church.

Beaufort dog park to open Oct. 8

Calling all dog lovers and their faithful companions! Celebrate the grand opening of the Beaufort Dog Park at Southside Park from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 8. The event will include a ribbon-cutting, a fire truck and children’s fire hats, dog treats for the dogs and hot dogs and lemonade for the humans. Area animal rescue services, veterinarians, boarders and groomers will be on hand to talk about pet care.

Memorial walk, ride to be held Oct. 15

The 6th Annual J.T. Pringle Sr. Memorial Walk & Ride will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, at Lady’s Island Airport at 39 Airport Circle Lady’s Island. The bike ride will begin at 8 a.m. and the walk will begin at 9 a.m. A health fair will be held at the completion of the walk/ride. This event is hosted by the Pringle family to support the American Heart Association in the fight against heart disease. The Pringle family has raised and donated over $15,000 to the American Heart Association. For more information, contact Daisy Pringle at 843-524-4566.

OktoPRfest coming to Port Royal

The 3rd Annual OktoPRfest “Party Port Royal Style,” will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 on Paris Avenue.

“This year, everything will be bigger and better,” said Brooke Buccola, of the Old Village Association of Port Royal, host of the event Entertainment will include Eric Daubert, Larew Dance Center, The Brewer Band, and a special performance by Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers from Louisiana.

New this year will be a kids’ fun zone with a zipline, bounce house, rock wall, trampoline, face painting, Tux the Clown and more. For those brave and hungry for a challenge, Buccola suggests entering Carolina Tavern’s bratwurst eating contest. Along with activities for all ages, for those over 21, craft and domestic beer from around the country will be available. Pets are prohibited. Attendees can bring chairs, and while coolers are not prohibited, the festival encourages people to leave the coolers at home and support the food and beverage vendors. Parking can be found on side streets and along 14th Street.

Get taste buds ready for chili cook-off

The 32nd annual Kiwanis Chili Cook-Off will be held from 11:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn on Hilton Head. In addition to chili, there will be beverages, children’s games and activities, a water slide, music and more. Tickets are $20, which entitles the holder to as many samples of chili as they want.

Libraries to offer variety of programs

Following are some upcoming free programs at local libraries:

Bluffton Branch Library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton

• May River Brass Quintet Music Performance
What: This quintet will perform a variety of musical themes that will surely lift your spirits.
When: 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6

• Grow a Salad & Make a Salad
What: Don’t miss Laura Lee Rose’s hands-on demonstration of seed sowing in a raised bed veggie garden, and as a bonus you can make a healthy salad using Laura’s garden veggies.
When: 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17

• Popular Jazz Ballads
What: Len Watson and his merry jazz band perform popular jazz ballads sure to bring some pizazz to your day.
When: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20

St. Helena Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena

• Soapmaking Class
What:  Ages 7-11 will learn how to make homemade goat’s milk soap. Register ahead by calling the library at 843-255-6541
When: Noon, Saturday, Oct. 15

• Microsoft Publisher
What: Learn how to make bulletins, brochures, family newsletters and more using Microsoft Publisher. Students will learn how to add images, use clip art, change fonts and other special features to produce professional looking materials. Registration is required; call 843-255-6487.
When: 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18

• Cooking Club
What: The Cooking Club is back in full swing. Members are asking participants to present their favorite baked or roasted vegetable dishes in celebration of the fall.
When: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19