Your Week Ahead:  September 19-26, 2018

Looking for something fun to do this week? Find everything that is happening around the Lowcountry in our event calendar.

CRESCENDO AND PUBLIC ART OPENING RECEPTION SET FOR SEPT. 27

Art lovers in the Lowcountry, mark your calendars for Sept. 27: It’s the opening reception for the second annual Crescendo Arts, Culture and History Celebration. This event also will launch the 2018 Public Art Exhibition sponsored by Community Foundation of the Lowcountry.

SOUNDWAVES, NEW HHSO HEADQUARTERS

Very few municipal symphony orchestras conduct business from their own performance venue, let alone a venue located along the beaches of a prestigious island resort. The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra has distinguished itself on many levels in recent years and, coming this fall, HHSO will elevate its brand like never before with a new Lowcountry address and exciting new role in the community.

latinfestPupusas from El Salvador, baleadas from Honduras, authentic taco from Mexico: Savor the flavors of Latin America without leaving Hilton Head Island at the upcoming Latin American Food Festival.

The festival — now in its ninth year — is a fundraiser to benefit the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic on Hilton Head. Roughly 65 percent of the clinic’s patients are Latino, and organizer of the festival, Latinos Unidos, wants to give back to the clinic. Last year’s event raised $37,737 for the clinic; over the years, Latinos Unidos has donated more than $118,000 — all raised at the festival.

shrimpfestThe first-ever Hilton Head Island Shrimp Festival will be held from 2-6 p.m. Sept. 22 on the lawn adjacent to the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town, at The Sea Pines Resort The event will feature a shrimp tasting contest, food, craft beer, live music, and a fun zone for children, including face painting and bounce houses. It is a ‘Southern Living Inspired’ event, because The Sea Pines Resort is partnering with Southern Living to produce this festival.

Songs and Beers“SONGS AND BEERS FOR HEROES” PAYS TRIBUTE TO FALLEN FIRST RESPONDERS

The second annual Songs and Beers for Heroes is a fundraiser to support the families of first responders killed in the line of duty

All money raised will benefit nonprofit group The 200 Club of the Coastal Empire, which offers financial support to the families of fallen first responders in Beaufort, Jasper and 18 other nearby counties.

Sept. 15

ITALIAN-AMERICAN CLUB HOSTS ANNUAL FESTIVAL

Members of the Italian-American Club of Hilton Head Island will be saying “buon appetito” as they welcome festivalgoers to the ninth annual Italian Heritage Festival, to be held 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. Cost is $6 a person; kids 10 and younger get in free. Money raised by the nonprofit Italian-American Club of Hilton Head benefits local charities and scholarships. For more information, call festival chairman Paul Caimano at 412-897-1148 or go to www.iachh.org.