FUNDRAISER PLANNED FOR CONTINUATION OF RESTORATION EFFORT

Annie Miller Grant swells with pride when she talks about Talbird Cemetery, the Gullah burial ground nestled under oak and palm trees along the banks of Skull Creek in Hilton Head Plantation.

Just a year ago, Hurricane Matthew ravaged the cemetery. The storm uprooted graves, ripped tall trees from the ground, knocked over headstones, and scattered debris. A casket was left flipped on its side.

“We’re making a difference — one child, one family, one week at a time,” Lindy Russell likes to say.

And as president and director of Hilton Head Heroes, a nonprofit organization that welcomes to Hilton Head Island families with children ages 4 and 18 who are suffering from life-threatening illnesses, she’s right. The resort vacation gives the families the chance to relax while making lifelong memories. 

FEATURED EVENT

OCT. 3-4  SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS

The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents “Symphonic Soul: A Symphony Under The Stars” Oct. 3-4 at Montage Palmetto Bluff. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, add a picnic dinner and enjoy Beethoven’s Funky Fifth, a salute to Ray Charles and Motown’s Hot Soul Medley. Gates open at 6 p.m. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Call 843-842-2055 for tickets. Or go to www.hhso.org

leanLean Ensemble Theater’s 2017-18 season kicks off with a special performance of “Othello,” followed by the recent Broadway hit “Constellations” by Nick Payne.

For one night only, Greenville-based The Warehouse Theatre will present its production of William Shakespeare’s “Othello,” examining what happens when evil and manipulation are set loose in an already corrupt, cruel world — one filled with suspicion, xenophobia and distrust. How can love thrive in an environment like this? Set in a stark, not-so-distant future, The Warehouse Theatre’s take on the classic stage production addresses these relevant questions and more.

msytTwenty years ago, the Hilton Head Community and Youth Theater, which formed in the early ’90s, changed its name to The Main Street Youth Theatre. Its goal was to create a family-centered, community­based theater where local children, parents and adult community members could perform. It hoped to educate young local performers in all aspects of the theater, encourage family involvement, and expose youth to a true theatrical experience through the power of live performance. Twenty years later, after more than 50 productions, the theater’s goals and mission remain intact. 

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A new cultural festival sponsored by the Arts & Cultural Council of Hilton Head (ACCHH) will take place throughout October. This regional event, organized in honor of National Arts and Humanities month, will showcase the work of arts, culture and history organizations; individual artists; performers; and authors residing and working in the Hilton Head/ Bluffton area.