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ride silenceRide of Silence, an annual bike ride to honor those injured or killed while cycling on public roadways, will take place on Hilton Head Island on May 16. Sponsored locally by Kickin’ Asphalt Bicycle Club and part of an international observance, the silent procession begins with a safety briefing and sign-in at 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Street Meet in the Port Royal Plaza Shopping Center on Mathews Drive.

WINDMILL HARBOUR TO HOST ANNUAL BOAT SHOW

boatshowBoats of all types and sizes will be on display at the 14th annual Hilton Head Island Boat Show, to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5-6 at Windmill Harbour Marina.

Take a look at sailboats, powerboats, watercraft and kayaks — both in the water and parked on trailers — and meet vendors offering marine services, gear, financing, insurance, clothing, sunglasses, art, books and more. The South Carolina Yacht Club will have food and drinks for sale, and there will be live music, clinics, workshops and demonstrations.

Walk Run SpinWALK, RUN, SPIN AT THE TIKI HUT

The newest Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island fundraiser offers a whole new way to burn calories and work up a sweat — all while watching the waves roll in.

Walk, Run, Spin the Beach will be held May 12 at Coligny Beach, featuring a multifaceted workout that will get hearts pumping for a good cause. The hard-packed sands and cooling sea breezes of Coligny Beach are the perfect setting for a 5K or 10K walk/run along the water’s edge. Or stay put and join an energetic spin class led by a team of talented instructors on the deck of the world-famous Tiki Hut. Or, of course, you could do both.

Walk for DomAfter her son was killed just nine days after his 17th birthday — the victim of a tragic and senseless act of gun violence — Rudy Milton knew she had to turn her nearly unbearable pain into positive action.

Dominique Williams was a promising athlete and musician before he became a statistic, another victim of a nationwide epidemic. Milton was determined to preserve his memory while helping to save someone else’s child from the same fate.

MAY 20 

FIESTA DE MAYO 

Celebrate Mexican culture with this festival of live music, dance competitions, performances, a kids' zone and La Batalla de los Tacos (Battle of the Tacos). Noon-9 p.m. at Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 

Robert PilonpressVolunteers in Medicine HHI announces a special “One Night Only” performance on April 27 by award winning stage, television and recording artist, Robert Pilon. Pilon has toured worldwide, recorded CD’s, starred in an award winning television special, played the signature roles in Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera as well as performed at many other prominent venues.  Not new to Hilton Head Island, Pilon’s numerous charitable events include performing for the Boys and Girls Club’s Gala. 

Lean EnsembleThe grand finale to Lean Ensemble Theater’s season is Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, often lauded as the most perfect comedy in the English language. With her insistence on Victorian propriety, the imperious social-climbing Lady Augusta Bracknell triggers a madcap plot of deception, disguise and misadventure. The story revolves around two bachelors’ pursuit of women who claim to love only men named Earnest. Wilde aims his pen and fires wit at hypocrisy, self-importance, priggishness and entitlement—timely subjects for satire today as well as in 1895 when the play was first produced.

HH Dance TheatreIn Greek mythology, Terpsichore ("delight in dancing") was one of the nine muses. Hilton Head Dance Theatre borrows her name for its spring performance of classical and contemporary dance. This year’s program will open with “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” a ballet staged by Karena Brock-Carlyle and based on Shakespeare's play. Anastasia Bassett is Titania and Samuel Chester is Oberon. 

WINDMILL HARBOUR TO HOST ANNUAL BOAT SHOW

boatshowBoats of all types and sizes will be on display at the 14th annual Hilton Head Island Boat Show, to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5-6 at Windmill Harbour Marina.