• In observance of May as Mental Health Awareness Month, an Open House will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. May 4 at Hilton Head Island Mental Health Clinic, 151 Dillon Drive.

The event offers an opportunity to meet the staff, learn about services, network and strengthen relationships.

The event is free and open to the public.

• The Civil Air Patrol will hold an Open House from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 4 at Palmetto Electric Cooperative, 1 Cooperative Way in Hardeeville for prospective new members.

The organization is an official civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. This meeting will include current cadets speaking about their experiences and opportunities to members.

Membership is open to ages 12 and older, including adults. Parents are encouraged to attend with youth.

For more information, visit the CAP Facebook page, @Hilton Head Composite Squadron, or email richard.moscatiello@scwgcap.org.

Mother and Son Game Night will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. May 6 at Island Recreation Center, 20 Wilborn Road.

Board games, challenges, and yard games, including ultimate dodgeball, will be available.

Snacks will be provided, and DJ Jeff Taylor will offer musical entertainment.

The event is open to mothers, mother figures and sons. Cost is $25 for a pair, plus $10 per additional child. Register at islandrec.activityreg.com.

Lowcountry GRASP (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing) will host meetings May 13 and June 27 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Bluffton Library, 120 Palmetto Way in Bluffton Village.

GRASP provides sources of help, compassion and understanding for individuals who have lost a loved one because of substance use.

There is no fee to attend, but registration is required prior to the first meeting. To register, contact Steven Weber at 843-384-0938 or sweber7151@gmail.com. For more information, visit grasphelp.com.

• Local representatives from James River Greyhounds will be featuring retired race greyhound adoptions at PetSmart stores from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Hilton Head Island, first Saturday of the month; Bluffton, second Saturday of the month; and Hilton Head Island, third Saturday of the month.

Come to meet these gentle dogs and learn about their transition to pets after their racing years end. Greyhounds are a unique breed of dog with an interested history. 

Contact Chris Schlentner 847-321-1771 or Karen Shea 804-356-4102 for more information.

Meals on Wheels will host its inaugural Pickleball Tournament and Exhibition May 13 at Sea Pines Country Club on Hilton Head Island.

There will be three leveled men’s and women’s divisions, which may be combined based on number of entrants. At 5:30 p.m., a Men’s 5.0 Exhibition Match will be held. A silent auction will be included.

Entry fee is $75 per person and includes T-shirt and refreshments. A cash bar will be available.

Proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels Bluffton-Hilton Head to cover the cost of meals for homebound neighbors.

For more information and to register call Bil Anderson at 843-302-0404 or Mary Ellen Blankenship at 917-494-1698. For application, visit mowblufftonhiltonhead.org.

• The Sun City Hilton Head Amateur Radio Club will host an Amateur Radio License Exam session at 1:30 p.m. May 17 in the Bayside Room at The Lakehouse, 1251 Sgt William Jasper Blvd. in Sun City.

The exam session is open to all, but candidates must pre-register, both to ensure entry into Sun City for the exam, and to receive instruction about exam requirements. Contact Dennis Hopkins, 207-350-1350, or AC4DH@arrl.net to register.  

Palmetto Quilt Guild will hold its monthly meeting May 18 at Hilton Head Beach and Tennis, Folly Field Road. Social hour begins at noon with the meeting beginning at 1 p.m. 

Guest lecturer is Beth Helfter, who developed the accordion sewn half square triangle. 

The following day, she will host a workshop, “The Carpenter’s Apprentice,” discussing how to use her unique technique, at Palmetto Electric Community Room, Hardeeville. 

Space is limited for the workshop. Cost is $48 for non-members. For more information, contact palmettoquiltguild@gmail.com.

• Dr. Jill Tremble of St. Joseph’s Candler Neurology will be the speaker at 10 a.m. May 20 for the second session in the Memory Matters Speaker Series.

The session will be held at Memory Matters, 17 William Hilton Parkway on Hilton Head Island. Cost is $20 per session, or $40 for the series.

For more information, call 843-842-6688 or visit mymemorymatters.org.

• Sunset Rotary Club will host its inaugural Memorial Day Weekend Flags for Heroes event May 26-28 at the Veteran’s Memorial in Shelter Cove on Hilton Head Island.

The event seeks to honor local heroes and raise funds for veteran-related charities. Each honoree will have a 3-foot-by-5-foot U.S. flag dedicated in their honor, and the flag will be mounted on a 10-foot pole along with others through the weekend.

Anyone can recognize a local hero – whether veteran, first responder, nurse, teacher, or anyone worthy of hero status. Cost of a flag posting and recognition is $65.

For more information, contact John Abboud at jmabboud@msncom or 303-378-9390.

• The Hilton Head Island Council of the Navy League will host the 30th Annual Memorial Day Remembrance at 9:30 a.m. May 29 at Shelter Cove Veterans Memorial Park.  

A representative from Submarine Squadron 10 in Kings Bay, Ga., is our invited guest speaker. Mayor Alan Perry will also speak and present a proclamation from the Town of Hilton Head Island. 

The Hilton Head Choral Society will provide music, and the Hilton Head High School Naval Junior ROTC Color Guard will present the colors as we honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. 

The event is free and open to the public.

• The Hilton Head Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild welcomes anyone, beginner or experienced stitcher, who is interested in needlepoint to join us for stitching, learning and fellowship.

The group meets the first Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The next meeting is June 6 at Palmetto Electric in Hardeeville.   

For more information, email hiltonheadislandchapter@needlepoint.org.