For the Children COURTESY THE CHILDREN’S CENTER John Howe, left, chairman of the board for The Children’s Center, accepts a grant award from Mary Reed and Fred Noonan of the Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation Board of Trustees. Lead teacher Valerie Bonner, kneeling, and Carmina Barrera Trejo, left, join in with 3- and 4-year-old students at the center. The grant will be used to elevate the level of security and safety of The Children’s Center campus to address the national increase in school violence. The plan includes a new entry access system, upgraded building communication and stronger playground security. These updates are scheduled to begin immediately.
Joyful Sounds COURTESY SHORE NOTES The Shore Notes Chorus will present “A Coastal Christmas” at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 351 Buckwalter Parkway in Bluffton (admission is a voluntary donation); and at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at Island Lutheran Church, 4400 Main St. on Hilton Head Island (tickets are $10 and are available at Burke’s Pharmacy or Shore Notes members. For more information