April 2017 Hilton Head Calendar of Events

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RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing: Monday, April 10-Sunday, April 16, Harbour Town Golf Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island. Don’t miss the 49th annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, South Carolina’s only PGA Tour event. The historic event takes place during the week following the Masters and continues the longstanding tradition of being one of golf’s most notable tournaments. For information regarding staying at The Sea Pines Resort, please call 1-800-SEAPINES or visit www.seapines.com/heritage. To learn more about the RBC Heritage and available ticket packages, please call 843-671-2448 or visit www.rbcheritage.com.


Leo’s Legacy 3rd Annual Family Fun Day Festival and 5K: 2-7 p.m. Saturday, April 1, Oscar Frazier Park, Bluffton. The event includes a 5K race, silent auction, bouncy houses, cornhole tournament, games, food, drinks, live entertainment from local bands and a mac & cheese competition. This family-friendly event raises money for local scholarships and other charities. Registration for the 5K and cornhole tournament is available online at legoslegacysc.com. Restaurants interested in competing in the mac & cheese competition can email amy@leoslegacysc.com.


Party in the Pines: 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1, Sea Pines Forest Preserve, Hilton Head Island. Please join the Sea Pines Forest Preserve Foundation for a family-fun spring event. Proceeds benefit the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Tickets are $40; contact Community Services Associates (CSA) at 843-671-1343 or visit www.seapinesforestpreserve.org.


Free Introductory Tennis Clinic: 10 a.m. Saturday, April 1,Port Royal Racquet Club, 15 Wimbledon Court, Hilton Head Island. Tennis is a great way to get some exercise while having fun. For information, call or text 401-487-2627, or email coachhaley33@gmail.com. Or go to www.haleytennis.com.


Blues and BBQ:  5-9 p.m.  Saturday, April 1, The New Northridge Club, 435 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Mitchelville Preservation Project will debut their signature dinner and dance — Blues and BBQ featuring Deas Guyz. Enjoy a slow-cooked barbecue dinner paired with handcrafted desserts, served with traditional Lowcountry recipes prepared by Ruby Lee’s. Proceeds to benefit the Mitchelville Preservation Project. Individual tickets start at $65. Tickets and table reservations are available at www.exploremitchelville.org or by phone at 843-255-7301.


Hilton Head Community Invited to Free Golf Clinic: 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 1, International Junior Golf Academy, 1 Pinecrest Way, Bluffton. Youth ages 5-16 are invited to participate in a junior golf clinic. Each session is open to the first 100 registrants. All participants must pre-register for the event. If you would like to take part in this clinic, please contact DaWayne Penberthy at 843-540-6196 or by email at dawayne.penberthy@ijga.com to register. Please include your name, age, the session you are interested in, and your phone number.


Touch-A-Truck Event: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, Tanger 1 Outlet Center 1256 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. Calling kids of all ages: Join us for Tanger’s second annual Touch-A-Truck event. Come climb, honk and explore a variety of trucks and vehicles from Bluffton Township Fire Department, the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Palmetto Electric, Beaufort County Sheriff's Office and many more. Admission is free but attendees are encouraged to bring school supply donations to support Project Connect. All attendees and donors will also receive TangerStyle savings coupons for 25 percent off their spring shopping at Tanger Outlets. All children will receive a free Tanger gift at the event entrance (while supplies last). For more information, go to www.tangeroutlets.com.


choralHilton Head Choral Society's Choral Festival: 7 p.m. Sunday, April 2, Holy Family Catholic Church, 24 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. The Hilton Head Choral Society will host the first-ever Hilton Head Choral Society Choral Festival. The concert will include performances by the Hilton Head choral group in addition to four invited choruses including: a choir of 30 singers from Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri; a group of students from May River High School; the Charleston Southern University chorus; and the Parish Choir of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Savannah. All seating is reserved. Tickets are available at www.hiltonheadchoralsociety.org or by calling 843-341-3818.


Peter Millar Trunk Show at Knickers in Harbour Town: Sunday, April 2 and Monday, April 3, Knickers, 149 Lighthouse Road, Suite L, Hilton Head Island. A Peter Millar representative will be on hand to assist with fit and selection. For more information, visit www.knickersmenswear.com.

APRIL 3, 5, 18 & 27

LEGO Robotics: 5 p.m. Monday, April 3; 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 5; 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 18; and 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27; Bluffton Library, 120 Palmetto Way. Build and program robots with our LEGO WeDo 2.0 kits. Registration is required. For ages 7-12. For additional details, go to www.beaufortcountylibrary.org, call 843-255-6510 or email kbaxter@bcgov.net.

APRIL 3-7, 10-12

Gregg Russell Concerts:  7:30-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, April 3-7, and Monday-Wednesday, April 10-12, Harbour Town, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island. Over the years, Gregg Russell has become a Sea Pines classic. You’ll find him under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town, entertaining adults and children alike. His concerts are not to be missed. Complimentary. Visit www.seapines.com for additional information.


Rosemary Clooney Musical“Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical”: 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 4 through Saturday, April 8, and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9, Hilton Head Preparatory Main Street Theatre, 3000 Main St., Hilton Head Island. The life of Rosemary Clooney comes to life on stage in this exhilarating and inspiring musical biography. “Tenderly” offers a fresh, remarkably personal and poignant picture of the woman whose unparalleled talent and unbridled personality made her a legend. Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for students younger than 18. Call the box office at 866-749-2228 or visit www.tenderlyhhi.com.


“Manatees … in South Carolina??”: 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive. Join Al Segars, veterinarian from South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, to find out when and where these animals visit our coastal waters. What is our impact on these marvelous animals? Are there laws restricting how we interact with them?  Learn this and much more about these summertime visitors. $7 per person donation requested and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767, ext. 223.


Raising Healthy Eaters: 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, Hilton Head Library.

Colleen Kachmann of Life Off the Label presents a program of tips and techniques to raise healthy kids, focusing on whole, plant-based foods.  It's extremely difficult for home-cooked meals to compete with a culture of cheap and easy junk food. But protecting our kids from the explosion of chronic diseases is arguably the most important job we have as modern parents. Kachmann’s specific and easy-to-implement strategies can provide a lifetime of health, happiness, and success for your children. Free. For more information, visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org, or contact Lauren Read at 843-255-6531 or lread@bcgov.net.


Traveling Preschool Bus: 11 a.m. Thursday, April 6, Bluffton Library, 120 Palmetto Way. Beaufort County School District’s traveling preschool bus will be stopping by the Bluffton Library. It is equipped with activities, materials and brochures for caregivers of children ages 1-5. Free. For additional details visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org, call 843-255-6510 or email kbaxter@bcgov.net.


Kick-Start Poetry 2017: 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 6, Hilton Head Library. Fourth annual poetry reading to kick-start poetry month. Featuring Audre Allison, Barry Dickson, Thelma Naylor, Bill Newby, Ava Nixon, Stephanie Orrell, Adrian Schnall and Denny Baer. Free. For more information, visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org or email billnewby517@gmail.com.

APRIL 6, 13

iPhone Class: noon-2 p.m. Thursday, April 6, and noon-2 p.m. Thursday, April 13, Hilton Head Library. This nuts-and-bolts class gives an introduction to using your device, including the most helpful apps. Register in advance for both sessions. Free. For more information, visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org, or contact Lauren Read at 843-255-6531 or lread@bcgov.net.


2017 Adult Tennis Championships: April 7-9, Haig Point Club, 10 Haig Point Court, Hilton Head Island. The championship, a series of three one-day tournaments, will be played at Haig Point Club’s six Har-Tru Courts. The entire draw for the tournament will be played in one day. First match times will be available on Wednesday, April 5 at 1 p.m. on the Tennislink tournament website. A fee of $40 is required for player entry and will include round-trip ferry to Daufuskie Island for the duration of the tournament, a lunch on the day of play and a welcome gift. For additional details, visit www.tennislink.usta.com.


Fifthannual Taste of Bluffton: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 8, Calhoun Street. Bring your appetites because some of Bluffton’s best restaurants will be preparing their favorite samples. The Greater Bluffton Chamber is looking for vendors and sponsors for this year’s Taste of Bluffton. If you are intereste in participating, contact the chamber at 843-757-1010 or email megan@blufftonchamberofcommerce.org. Visit www.tasteofbluffton.com for more information.


Learn To Row Day: 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 8, Old Oyster Factory, 101 Marshland Road, Hilton Head. The Palmetto Rowing Club will be holding its annual Learn To Row Day. A rain date is scheduled for April 29 at the same time and location. Learn To Row Day is an opportunity to try the sport with an experienced rower. Rowing is a non-impact activity, which can be enjoyed out-of-doors year round by persons of all ages (teens to octogenarians) and both sexes, and Hilton Head Island provides the ideal setting. For more information about rowing and the Learn To Row Day, go to www.palmettorowingclub.com or call 843-298-2345.


Easter Eggstravaganza: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 8, Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. The Easter Eggstravaganza is the perfect reason to get outdoors with your family this spring. There will be bounce houses, concessions and all kinds of other entertainment and activities to enjoy. Food and drinks sold separately. Zip line, rock wall and bungee jumping sold separately. Admission is $10 for those ages 2-12 and free for adults. For more information, call the Island Rec Center at 843-681-7273 or go to www.islandreccenter.org.


Easter Eggstravaganza at First Presbyterian Church: 10 a.m. Saturday, April 8, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Come out for age-appropriate egg hunts, Easter egg coloring, refreshments, music and a children’s dance party with Beth Green. Cost is $5 per child. Visit www.fpchhi.org or call 843-681-3696 for additional details.

APRIL 9-16

Holy Week at First Presbyterian Church Hilton Head Island: 8:30 and 11 a.m. Palm Sunday, April 9: traditional services, the Sanctuary Choir presents “Christus” by Mendelssohn; 9:45 a.m., contemporary service. 5:30 p.m., Maundy Thursday, April 13: Dinner, $10 per adult and $5 per child, with reservations due by April 12; service of worship and communion at 6:30 p.m.; canned good collection for Sandalwood Food Pantry. 6:30 p.m. Good Friday, April 14: 6:30 p.m. Tenebrae worship service. Easter Sunday, April 16: 7 a.m., CrossRoads sunrise service in the church courtyard; 8:30 and 11 a.m., traditional worship services; nursery at 8:30 and 11 a.m. First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. For more information, visit www.fpchhi.org or call 843-681-3696.


Helping Parents Heal: 1-3 p.m. Sunday, April 9, Seaquins Ballroom, 1300 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. Monthly meetings of this nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting parents who have lost children offer them support and resources to aid in the healing process. Evidential medium Jake Samoyedny will be the guest speaker. For more information, please contact Irene Vouvalides at 201-233-6015 or email ivouvalides@aol.com.

APRIL 10-16

RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing: Monday, April 10-Sunday, April 16, Harbour Town Golf Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island. Don’t miss the 49th annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, South Carolina’s only PGA Tour event. The historic event takes place during the week following the Masters and continues the longstanding tradition of being one of golf’s most notable tournaments. For information regarding staying at The Sea Pines Resort, please call 1-800-SEAPINES or visit www.seapines.com/heritage. To learn more about the RBC Heritage and available ticket packages, please call 843-671-2448 or visit www.rbcheritage.com.


Annual Christian Heritage Breakfast: 7 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, The Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, 130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island. Four-time PGA Tour champion Webb Simpson will be the guest speaker. The event is sponsored by The Fellowship of Christian Athletes and The College Ethics Symposium. Event is open to the public. Tickets required in advance at cost of $30 per ticket or $275 for a table of 10. Additional information and tickets are available online at www.christianheritagebreakfast.com or by calling 843-290-3744.

APRIL 11, 25

Horseshoe Crabs: Living Fossils: 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, and Tuesday, April 25, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive. Discover the biology, behavior and importance of the American horseshoe crab. These one-hour special presentations are coordinated in conjunction with horseshoe crab spawning season. After this indoor presentation, you will be provided with information about where you can find spawning horseshoe crabs, and begin your quest to find horseshoe crabs just hours after the presentation. Space is limited and reservations are required. Cost is $7 per person, ages 9 and older only. Reservations may be made by calling 843-689-6767, ext. 223.  


Liberal Men of the Lowcountry: noon, Wednesday, April 12, 101 Berwick Drive. Speaker will be Hannah Horne, director of public policy and small business at the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, who will discuss helping the chamber’s members grow their businesses through education and political advocacy, current business issues and future developments in the area. Lunch is $20 for guests. To attend, contact Richard Hammes at 847-921-8188.


Sip & Shop at Abode: 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, Abode, 6 State of Mind St., Bluffton. Join Abode for wine and mingle with a designer and artist as you shop. Door prizes will be awarded hourly and all attendees will receive a gift. For additional details, visit www.abodesc.com or call 843-815-3322.


MOAA Spouses for Service: noon Wednesday, April 12, Fishcamp on Broad Creek, 11 Simmons Road, Hilton Head Island. Monthly luncheon. For questions or to make a reservation, contact Jayne Danoff at jayne.danoff@gmail.com.


Zika Virus; What is the risk?: 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive. Dr. John D. Edmant will present this program on Zika and related mosquito-transmitted viruses for people living in the Lowcountry and traveling to the Caribbean. This lecture will contrast the biology and distribution of these vector mosquitoes and how they are able to maintain and transmit flaviviruses to people. The cost is $7 per person and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767, ext. 223.  


Slow Flow Vinyasa: 10-11 a.m. Thursday, April 13, Hilton Head Library. Back by demand for one day only. Join us for a slow-paced class of sun salutations that link the breath with the movement. Slow flow gives attention to alignment while working on balance, flexibility, and strength. Come practice your downward dog and tree in a safe, non-judgmental setting. It’s a great way to clear your mind and make space in your heart. Bring a yoga mat and any level of experience. Free. For more information, visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org, or contact Lauren Read at 843-255-6531 or lread@bcgov.net.

APRIL 13-15

Ultra Experience at Reilley’s Plaza: Thursday, April 13-Saturday, April 15, Reilley’s Plaza, 7 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. The whole plaza will be lit up in blue lighting each night with blue VIP carpets, step and repeats — the whole shebang. One location will be “featured” each evening. There will be a total of eight bands and an international DJ. Guest will be treated to a VIP experience at one location per night. Boardroom: Thursday night. One Hot Mama’s/The Lodge: Friday night. Reilley’s Grill & Bar: Saturday night. For more information, go to www.reilleyshiltonhead.com.

APRIL 13-15

The Salty Dog Heritage Cruise: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, April 13 through Saturday, April 15, 223 S. Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. Enjoy a full bar, views of the famous 18th green and onboard putting green. Visit www.cruise.saltydog.com or call 843-671-2233 for more details.


Annual Easter Egg Hunt at The Salty Dog Café: 10 a.m.-noon, April 15, South Beach Marina Village, 224 S. Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. Kids younger than 12 are invited to join in the Easter fun at The Salty Dog Café with the Easter Bunny and Jake the Salty Dog. Lots of prizes and candy, as well as face painting! For more information, call The Salty Dog Café at 843-671-2233 or go to www.saltydog.com.


The Salty Dog Luau: 4-8 p.m. April 15, The Salty Dog Café, South Beach Marina Village, 224 S. Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. Tropical-inspired cuisine, live music, free leis, and special appearances by Jake the Salty Dog. For more information, call The Salty Dog Café at 843-671-2233 or go to www.saltydog.com.

Easter Egg HuntAPRIL 16

Easter Egg Hunt in Sea Pines:  11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, April 16, Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. The Easter Egg Hunt is an annual tradition and the Easter Bunny will be a part of the festivities. Provided by The Sea Pines Resort and the shops in Harbour Town. For more information, contact The Sea Pines Resort Recreation Department at 843-842-1979 or go to www.seapines.com/events.


Once Upon A Time: 4 p.m. Monday, April 17, Bluffton Library, 120 Palmetto Way. Once upon a time, there was a very fairy tale-themed party. There will be crafts, activities and snacks inspired by some of your favorite fairy tales. And yes, you can dress up. For ages 5 and older. Free. For details, visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org, call 843-255-6510 or email kbaxter@bcgov.net.

APRIL 18-29

Society of Bluffton Artists’ Fourth annual Children’s K-5 Art Expo: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday; Center for Creative Arts, 8 Church St., Bluffton. Artwork is created by budding artists in a school art class with no hands-on assistance from the teacher. An opening reception for the public will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 23. Visit www.sobagallery.com for a complete calendar of events and other information or call 843-757-6586.


“Love, Loss and What I Wore”: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19. Eight local woman take to the stage to tell tales of monumental moments in their lives — all marked by a particular dress, a pair of shoes, a bathing suit, a tattoo — in Lean Ensemble Theater’s production of Nora and Delia Ephron’s comic yet poignant play “Love, Loss and What I Wore.” This one-night performance benefits Women in Philanthropy and LoCo Motion/Carolina Cups’ breast cancer screening, treatment and research program. For tickets and additional information, visit www.leanensemble.org.


The Lowcountry Christian Women's Connection Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, Hampton Hall Clubhouse, 170 Hampton Hall Blvd., Bluffton. The double features will include Linda DePue, presenting the latest line of Premier Design Jewelry for purchase, and Nicole Smith, owner of Make It Pretty studio, who will give a presentation on floral design and demonstrate seasonal do-it-yourself ideas. The key speaker will be singer, songwriter and author Susan Schreer Davis. Lunch is $25 and must be prepaid by Wednesday, April 12. For more details call Kathy at 843-705-1292 or Carol at 843-705-7604.


The Palmetto Quilt Guild Monthly Meeting: 1 p.m. Thursday, April 20, Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Club, 40 Folly Field Road, Hilton Head Island. Guests are welcome. The program for April will feature Darlene Donahue. The title of her program for April is: “Tips and Tricks for Creating Award Winning Quilts.” More information can be found at www.palmettoquiltguild.com or by calling 304-543-6529.


Computer Basics: 2-4 p.m. Thursday, April 20, Hilton Head Library. Are you “getting by,” memorizing how to do a few specific tasks on a computer but lacking the background to understand how you get there or what to do next? Novice computer users are invited to learn the basics, bringing much relief and excited empowerment to their technological sessions. Registration is required. Free. For more information, visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org, or contact Lauren Read at 843-255-6531 or lread@bcgov.net.

Relay for Life


Relay for Life: 4-10 p.m. Friday, April 21, Shelter Cove Community Park, Hilton Head Island. The public is invited to this celebration to benefit the American Cancer Society. The theme for this year’s event is “Paint the Lowcountry Purple!” There will be a cancer survivor's dinner, a luminaria ceremony, a walk for cancer survivors and caregivers, games and activities for kids and adults, food, entertainment and a huge silent auction. Please join in and bring a friend. It's free and we welcome the entire community to join us in honoring survivors, remembering those who lost their fight, and recognizing those currently battling cancer. For more information or if interested in being a donor or sponsor, contact Wendy Pollitzer at 843-263-3216 or email wendy.pollitzer@cancer.org.


Bluffton Sunset Party Summer Kick Off Party: 5-9 p.m. Friday, April 21, Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton. Bluffton Sunset Parties are held once a month on Friday nights during the summer. Each sundown celebration finds the Bluffton community coming together to celebrate local foods, vendors, craft beers, homegrown music, and other fun activities for everyone of all ages. People can party with their pooches at these kid- and pet-friendly parties that will benefit several local charities and continue to feature the very best local bands. Tickets for each Bluffton Sunset Party are $5 at the door, while children 12 and younger get in for free. Come by boat, bike or golf cart. For more information, visit www.blufftonsunsetparty.com or call Bear Foot Sports at 843-757-8520.

APRIL 21-24

Palmetto Animal League Eighth annual Online Auction: 8 a.m. Friday, April 21, through 10 p.m.Monday, April 24 at www.PALauction.org. For the eighth year in a row, Palmetto Animal League is giving folks a great excuse to shop during the Bid for PAL online auction. The highly-anticipated auction will benefit abandoned, abused and neglected pets in our community. Register now and browse the online catalog. It’s a shopper’s paradise featuring fantastic items donated by area animal-loving businesses. Bid to win awesome items, including golf packages, vacations, pet items and services, spa treatments, home décor, jewelry and more.

Native PlantAPRIL 22

Native Plant Sale at Coastal Discovery Museum: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 22, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. The museum will host its first native plant sale, featuring a variety of native plants to cover diverse landscaping needs, from vines to blooming bushes to butterfly-friendly landscaping. Museum volunteers and Master Gardeners will be on hand to explain the value of the different species available at the sale. Cash or check only. For more information, visit www.coastaldiscovery.org or call 843-689-6767.


Bluffton Old Town Paint Out2017 Bluffton Old Town Paint Out: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 22, the corner of Calhoun and Lawrence streets. Artists are invited to break out their paintbrushes and sun hats for this fun plein air painting event. The entry fee is $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the event. Registration forms are available at any of the Old Town art galleries and online at sobagallery.com. Artists, check in at the event tent between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and then head off to paint at one of the picturesque settings in beautiful Old Town Bluffton. Artists and visitors are invited to gather at the event tent at 4 p.m. for judging, viewing and awards — including cash prizes for first, second and third place winners. For more information, visit the Bluffton Arts District Facebook page, go to www.sobagallery.com or call 843-757-8185.


Penn Center 1862 Circle Gala: 6-10 p.m. Saturday, April 22, Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, 130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island. Join the Penn Center for this formal affair honoring the founding of Penn School and the induction of Penn Center ambassadors into the 1862 Circle Membership. The evening includes a formal dinner, induction ceremony, as well as a silent auction fundraising event. Visit www.penncenter.com for additional information.


Daddy/Daughter – Mother/Son Dance: 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 23, Hilton Head Island High School, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. A DJ and snacks will be provided. Tickets are $25 per family. The dance will be located in the Hilton Head Island High School gym, For more information, contact Sandra.Mcguire@beaufort.k12.sc.us or call 843 689-4807.  

Symphony OrchestraAPRIL 23

Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Presents “Brahms: A German Requiem”: 4-6 p.m. Sunday, April 23, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. One of the most revered and profound works of orchestral repertoire, the Brahms Requiem, performed with a full 100-voice chorus. For additional information, visit www.hhso.org or call 843-842-2055.


First Tee Grand Opening Event with Cranford Hollow: 2-5 p.m. April 23, The First Tee of The Lowcountry, 151 Gumtree Road, Hilton Head Island. Come see our new community facility built just for you. Featuring music by Cranford Hollow, kids’ activities, fishing, disc golf demos, golf course demos, helicopter ball drop, and food and beverages for purchase from Local Pie. Visit www.facebook.com/FirstTeeoftheLowcountry.


Memory Matters’ Chefs Event: 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, Sea Pines Country Club, 30 Governors Road, Hilton Head Island. The Chef’s Event is always an anticipated annual extravaganza. The elegant dinner is served in the lovely surroundings of the Sea Pines Country Club. There will be special and one-of-a-kind auction items. This year, supporters will also get a glimpse into the boundless future of Memory Matters, presented by new executive director Sheila Strand. For information, call 843-842-6688 or go to www.memory-matters.org.


Responsible Oystering in the Lowcountry: 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Andrew Carmines, a native of the Lowcountry with a love of the area, will discuss in detail the process of producing single oysters from the brood stock, to the hatchery, to the upweller, and ultimately to the consumer. The process is detailed and heartbreaking at times. He will also answer any questions on where the project is going and what the future holds for oyster farming in the Lowcountry. Cost is $7 per person, ages 12 and older only, and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767, ext. 223.

Sister Act


“Sister Act”: 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, April 26-May 21, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head. “Sister Act” is the feel-amazing musical comedy smash that the New York Post calls "ridiculously fun!” This comedy like “nun-other” tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe Las Vegas diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look — a convent. Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. Tickets are $57 for adults and $39 for children; save $10 April 26-27. For tickets, call the box office at 843-842-ARTS or go to www.tickets.artshhi.com.


Military Officers Association of America: Friday, April 28. Preview Day of the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Air Show and have dinner at the River Club on Callawassie Island, catered by Jim ‘N Nicks. For more information, contact Mary Lou Fehrman at marylou101041@aol.com.


Autism Awareness 5K Bubble Run and Children’s Dash: Saturday, April 29, Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym, 163 Bluffton Road, Bluffton. Adults and seasoned youth runners are invited to join in for this 5K to raise autism awareness, along with a children’s dash for the little guys. It’s a day of fun for the whole family. Proceeds to benefit scholarship funding. For more information, visit www.ignitethesensesgym.com or call 843-757-0179.

RoaringAPRIL 29

Roaring ’20s Gala: Saturday, April 29, Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, Shipyard Plantation, Hilton Head Island. The St. Francis Family School Association will present the Roaring ’20s Gala, a semi-formal celebration of growth in all its countless forms, including academic, intellectual, and spiritual. The gala will include dinner, dancing, and silent and live auctions. Tickets are $75 per person. Tickets are available at the church office at 843-681-6350, or the school office at 843-681-6501.


The Salty Dog Burger Bonanza: 4-8 p.m. Saturday, April 29, The Salty Dog Café, South Beach Marina Village, 224 S. Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. The Salty Dog will show off its burger skills with all kinds of cool variations of this cookout staple. The café will start serving them up at 4 p.m. accompanied by live music by Bruce Critchton. For more information, call The Salty Dog Café at 843-671-2233 or go to www.saltydog.com.



20th Anniversary Dog Walk Fundraiser: 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 29, Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island. Over the years, the Dog Walk has provided a morning of fun and entertainment for dogs and their owners, with contests, prizes, entertainment, music, dancing, beach fun, vendors, raffles, silent auctions and much more. This event is not only a fun day for the public, but it also is a very important fundraiser for the shelter. The money raised from this event goes toward financial aid for pet emergencies, provides free TNR for feral cats, as well as low/no-cost spay/neuter for dogs and cats and, new this year in partnership with Beaufort County Animal Shelter, free microchipping for outdoor cats. Visit hhhumane.org for additional details.


Wild Women's Tea Party: 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 29, Indigo Hall (at Indigo Run) 101 Berwick Drive, Hilton Head Island. The tea party will include a fashion show, prizes for Wildest Hat, Prettiest Hat, and Best Hat and Gloves Combo. There will be big and small item prize raffles, including a diamond provided by Quinn’s Diamond Jewelers. Lots of music, food and drinks in a fancily festooned atmosphere of fun frivolity. Tickets are a $40 donation, with proceeds to benefit Lowcountry Legal Volunteers. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.lowcountrylegalvolunteers.org or call 843-815-1570.

APRIL 29-30

Coastal Discovery Museum’s 17th annual Juried Fine Art and Craft Show: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 29, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, April 30, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. The event will host 90 accomplished artists from the region and across the country who will bring their best work to compete for $5,000 in prize money. Artists were juried into this show to provide a wide variety of fine art, photography, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, wood and fiber arts. For more information, call the Coastal Discovery Museum at 843-689-6767 or go to www.coastaldiscovery.org.


MAY 3-4

Hearts Open Golf-a-Thon: Wednesday, May 3, and Thursday, May 4, Haig Point Club, 10 Haig Point Court, Daufuskie Island. Swing into action for hospice care and chance to win $10,000. Please join this very special Golf-a-Thon for Hospice of the Lowcountry that includes 18 holes on the exclusive Haig Point Signature Course, the Wednesday night party, breakfast and awards lunch, and tee gifts valued at $150. For more information, visit www.hospicecarelc.org.

hhiBoat ShowMAY 6-7

The Hilton Head Island Boat Show: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, May 6, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, May 7, Windmill Harbour Marina, Hilton Head Island. The Hilton Head Island Boat Show is a rare chance to experience the waterfront lifestyle of Windmill Harbour. Among the many highlights and attractions are over 60 boats, including sailboats and powerboats, varying in size from 10 feet to 70 feet. Tented vendors will be positioned around the marina, selling marine services, insurance and financing as well as complimentary lifestyle goods. Activities are scheduled throughout each day of the show, including live music, clinics, games, book signings, special guests and a Kentucky Derby Cocktail Party on Saturday night. For more information, visit www.hiltonheadislandboatshow.com.

MAY 10

Colors of Spring Trunk Show: 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, Optical Solutions, 10 Hospital Center Commons, Suite 100, Hilton Head Island. Spring-themed refreshments will be served. Eco frames are made from bio-based and recycled materials, and MODO specializes in paper-thin, lightweight titanium frames. With every purchase of an Eco frame, a tree is planted in a deforested area. For every MODO frame sold, a pair of glasses is donated to a child in need. To get 50 percent off frames, purchase a complete pair of glasses (frame and lenses). For more information, call 843-681-6682.

MAY 11

Dreaming of Home Gala: 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, May 11, Hampton Hall Clubhouse, 170 Hampton Hall Blvd., Bluffton. Join in the vision that “every child will have a home,” while enjoying an evening of live entertainment, heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, and live and silent auctions. Tickets $90 Visit www.familypromisebeaufortcounty.org for more information, or call 843-815-4211 or contact minervafamilypromise@gmail.com.

MAY 11, 25

Horseshoe Crabs: Living Fossils: 6-7 p.m. Thursday, May 11 and Thursday, May 25. The Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive. Discover the biology, behavior and importance of the American horseshoe crab. These one-hour special presentations are coordinated in conjunction with horseshoe crab spawning season. After this indoor presentation, you will be provided with information about where you can find spawning horseshoe crabs, and begin your quest to find horseshoe crabs just hours after the presentation. Space is limited and reservations are required. $7 per person, ages 9 and older only, and reservations may be made by calling 843-689-6767, ext. 223.  

MAY 11-14

"Pop Goes The Music!": 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, May 11, 12, and 13, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 14, Magnolia Hall, 114 Sun City Lane. The Sun City Chorus and Concert Band proudly presents "Pop Goes The Music!" These talented musicians bring you the music you know and love, from Jersey Boys to Abba to Simon and Garfunkle. Tickets are $23 and may be purchased at Magnolia Hall from 9-11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Tickets may also be purchased by calling 843-368-3153 or emailing Suncitytix@gmail.com. Remaining tickets will be available one hour before show time if available. The public is welcome.

MAY 13

Blufftons MayFestBluffton's MayFest 2017: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 13, Old Town Bluffton. The 39th annual MayFest coordinated by The Rotary Club of Bluffton will be held Saturday, May 13 in Old Town Bluffton. The festival, often referred to as the Bluffton Village Festival, will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy this eclectic and homespun Southern festival, famous for its unique arts and crafts, music, delicious food, the 29th annual Ugly Dog Contest and the fifth annual Pie Eating Contest. Admission is free. For information call 843-815-2277, go to www.blufftonvillagefestival.com, “like” us on Facebook or email blufftonvillagefestival@gmail.com.

MAY 18-21

South Carolina Youth Leadership Conference: May 18-21, University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Hilton Head Gateway Campus, 1 University Blvd., Bluffton. The South Carolina Youth Leadership Conference is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to enhancing the leadership potential of students in South Carolina through an annual conference. Follow through is designed to ensure their practice of leadership in a meaningful and useful way in their schools and the communities in which they live. For more information, visit www.scyouthleadership.org.

MAY 20

All Saints GardenAll Saints Garden Tour: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 20, All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. The 30th annual garden tour, still the only tour of private gardens available on the island, will feature seven magnificent gardens; three on the island and four in Bluffton. In addition to admission to seven gardens, the $35 ticket includes a beautiful luncheon served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the church. Also at the church, a lovely boutique of high-end hand crafted items, an original art sale, a bake sale, Master Gardeners plus landscape items for sale from Taylor’s Nursery. Tickets are available online at www.allsaints-hhi.org. There are also over 20 businesses on the island and in Bluffton where tickets are available. For additional information, call 843-681-8333.

MAY 20

Rib Burnoff21st annual Rib Burnoff and Barbecue Fest: 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20, The Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Dr, Hilton Head Island. Professional South Carolina Barbecue Association-certified judges will direct the blind judging to pick the Judge’s Award winners and festivalgoers will pick the popular vote winners. Beer, wine, soda, hot dogs and ice cream will also be available for purchase. Advance tickets will be sold at several local businesses at a reduced price of $15. Tickets at the gate are $20. For more information, contact Bill Haley at bhaley@hhivacations.com for general information, or Jim Gant, jim@gantfamily.com, to get information on participating as a cook.  

MAY 25

Preservation Symposium Sponsored by Town of Bluffton: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25, Town Hall Auditorium, 20 Bridge St., Bluffton. May is National Preservation Month with the theme “This Place Counts.” In conjunction, the town of Bluffton is sponsoring its second annual Preservation Symposium with the Bluffton Historic Preservation Society sponsoring the reception at The Pine House immediately following. For more information, call Joan Heyward at 912-441-0119.

MAY 27-28

Ninth annual Hilton Head Island Art Festival with Craft Marketplace:

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 27, and Sunday, May 28, Shelter Cove Harbour, 1 Harbourside Lane, Hilton Head. About 100 of America's finest artists will descend on Hilton Head Island at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina. Visit with artists displaying paintings, jewelry, sculpture, photography, pottery and much more. This show will contain a separate craft marketplace. Also available at the venue is fine dining, exquisite retail, and live entertainment, making this a fun, free family event. Take a break from the beaches and golf courses and come to this unique event. Visit www.artfestival.com for more information.


Art Cafe Kids Night Out: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights, Art Cafe, 5 Lagoon Road. Kids will have so much fun at the Art Cafe! During Kids Night Out, your child will paint two pottery projects, play games and eat dinner with other kids. While the kids are having fun, the adults can enjoy a relaxing night downstairs at Rockfish Seafood and Steaks. Call 843-785-5525 for more details and to reserve your child’s spot today.

Alliance Dance Academy: registration is ongoing. Alliance Dance Academy, 21 Scott Way, Bluffton. Join us this summer for fun-filled days of crafts, books, movies and, of course, dance! A different theme each week. Bring your lunch and a drink and we will supply the snacks. Summer classes also available for creative movement, ballet, tumbling, jazz, tap and hip-hop. Ages 2 ½ and older. $200 first camp per person, 10 percent discount each additional camp per person. Each week is filled with activities based on the theme of the camp. To register or for more information, visit www.alliancedanceacademy.com or call 843-757-8277.

Station 300 — Kids Bowl Free Summer Program: May 1-Sept. 5, Buckwalter Place Shopping Center, 25 Innovation Drive, Bluffton. Kids bowl two free games every day! Fill your summer days with fun at the state-of-the-art arcade with 40 games and a prize redemption center. Finish the day off at the snack bar and Zeppelin’s Bar & Grill featuring plenty of seating indoors and an outdoor patio. Hours vary; register at www.KidsBowlFree.com/Station300. Go to www.station300.com for more information or call 843-815-2695, ext. 3.

Hilton Head Prep 2017 Summer Camps: Hilton Head Prep welcomes friends, neighbors, Hilton Head Island and Bluffton residents and visitors, As camp sizes are limited, they encourage early registration. Summer camps include Discovery Dayz All Summer Long Day Camp, Summer Strength & Conditioning Program, Basketball Camp – Rising Grades 8-12, Storm Soccer Academy Full-Day Camp, Storm Soccer Academy Half-Day Camp, Baseball Camp, Junior Dolphin Football Camp, Drama Camp, Animal Care Camp, Instructional Volleyball Camp, Basket Weaving Camp, Junior Sailing Camp, Yo-Yo Camp.  For further information about offerings, email Liz Nash at lnash@hhprep.org or call 843-715-8522. Online visit www.hhprep.org/student-life/summer-programs.

IDEA Studio summer camps: IDEA Studio offers the best summer fun children can experience.  They will be offering weekly summer camps beginning the week of June 5 and running through the week of July 31. IDEA Studio's summer camps are half days with Kdg.-3rd graders from 9 a.m. to noon each week and 4th-8th graders from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. each week. This summer they will be alternating three different camps: Create with Clay pottery camp, Inspired by the Masters art camp, and Wet & Wild art camp. All camps are held at IDEA Studio, 21 Mathews Dr., Ste. 2, on Hilton Head Island. Clay camps are $175 per week and art camps are $150 per week. They will be offering an early bird discount for registrations received before May 22. 843-342-5439, www.scartstudio.com.

IJGA Summer Camp: Weekly sessions beginning June 5 through Aug. 7. Train like a pro this summer. With a team of world-class professionals dedicated to developing junior golfers, at International Junior Golf Academy you’ll get the right technical, tactical, mental and physical training to accomplish amazing things this summer and beyond. IJGA’s unique program delivers customized golf training/competition by director Jonathan Yarwood in a close, family environment on Hilton Head Island. For more information, visit www.IJGASummerCamp.com or call 843-264-7448.

Coastal Carolina Camp (ages 7 and up) at Shelter Cove Marina: A fun, engaging adventurer day camp. Daily activities may include kayaking, crabbing, water trampoline, environmental discovery and beachcombing. Plus lots of games that provide a great introduction to the Carolina salt marsh ecosystem and loads of fun. $125 per child per two-day session. For more information, visit www.outsidehiltonhead.com or call 1-800-686-6996.

Kids N’ Clay Camp: 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. June 12-15 and June 23, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head. Students ages 7-12 will learn a variety of ceramic hand-building techniques including pinch, slab, coil, surface decoration, glazing and more. No class Friday, June 16, to fire clay pieces in the kiln; students return June 23 to glaze the work. Pieces will be fired a second time and available for pickup the following week. Tuition is $115. Online registration required. For more information, contact Alana Adams at AAdams@artshhi.com or visit  www.artshhi.com/workshops.

Theatre Camp: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 19-23 or July 24-28. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head. Campers ages 9-14 will make a cast of new friends during this fun-filled week! Campers will experience a mini-production and will not only be the cast, but will also be the production crew. Kids will learn how to write scripts, understand and develop characters, create sets and props, and design costumes. Tuition is $210; online registration is required. For more information, contact Alana Adams at AAdams@artshhi.com or visit 



Take the Stage! Performing Arts Camp: 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for ages 6-8; 12:45-3 p.m. for ages 9-13; June 26-30 or July 10-14, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head. Join us as we explore music, dance and drama in this one-week camp. Students will work with professional artists and will be exposed to a variety of performing art forms in our Black Box Theatre and will create a mini showcase performance on Friday. Tuition is $110; online registration is required. For more information, contact Alana Adams at AAdams@artshhi.com or visit www.artshhi.com/workshops.

Mixed- Up Masterpieces Visual Arts Camp: 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for ages 9-13, 12:45 p.m.-3 p.m. for ages 6-8, June 26-30 or July 10-14, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head. In this one-week camp, students will study folk and fine art from all around the world that will inspire both traditional and unusual 2-D and 3-D masterpieces. A mini-showcase exhibit/reception will be held Friday. Tuition is $110; online registration is required. For more information, contact Alana Adams at AAdams@artshhi.com or visit www.artshhi.com/workshops.

STEAM Camp: 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m.July 31-Aug. 4, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head. STEAM Summer Camp is an exciting and hands-on learning opportunity for youth ages 9-14, with a special emphasis on the STEAM curriculum areas (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics). During this fun-filled week, campers will learn about concepts such as vibrations, circuits, forces of motion, simple machines and electromagnetism while creating projects that will have them eager to learn more. Projects will include a “robot” that draws, tiny dancing sculptures made with homopolar motors, pendulum paintings, kinetic sculptures and “circuit bugs.” Tuition is $115; online registration is required. For more information, contact Alana Adams at AAdams@artshhi.com or visit  www.artshhi.com/workshops.

Guardian Angels Sitting Service: Guardian Angels Sitting Service is a child care, elderly companion and pet-sitting referral agency servicing the Lowcountry and the surrounding areas. We provide baby-sitters and activity coordinators to families, hotels, rental properties, churches, small and large company functions, weddings, camps, clubs, plantations and resorts. We can develop, plan and manage an activities program, kids night out, day camp, holiday craft events and weeklong summer camps for your company. Call us today for more information at 877-470-4277, ext. 4.

The Page Island Growth Center: This 35-acre chain of eight islands is the ultimate in coastal camping. The facility includes campsites, contemporary rest room facilities, cooking facilities, fire pits and Lowcountry activities including fishing, kayaks, paddle boards, crabbing and nature trails. Offered by Outside Brands.


Music & Taste on the Harbour: 6-9 p.m. Thursdays through May 18, Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina. Dance the night away on Thursday nights at Shelter Cove Harbour! This exciting seasonal event combines the best local bands with delicious food and drinks. Now in its ninth season, the spring outdoor concert series will feature a variety of bands on Thursday nights throughout this spring. Featured Shelter Cove Harbour restaurants will set up as usual around the Neptune statue and will offer a variety of specially priced light appetizers, wine, beer and cocktails. Limited seating will be provided so you are encouraged to bring your own chair. Visit www.palmettodunes.com for concert schedule and more details.

Welcome Exhibition and Happy Hour Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina: 5:30 p.m. Monday nights through October, 1 Harbourside Lane, Hilton Head Island. Tennis staff members and guests gather over cocktails to watch the pros play on Centre Court in Palmetto Dunes. Free. Visit www.palmettodunes.com for more information.

“Where Nature Meets Art”: through Sunday, April 30, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Offered by the Artists of Spring Island, this exhibition will provide a glimpse into the beauty of one of our neighboring islands. Visit the museum to see the works from some Spring Island artists who have gained an appreciation for our area’s unique culture, heritage, and environment. Please check the Coastal Discovery Museum’s website at www.coastaldiscovery.org for images of some of the work in the exhibit and a schedule of artist demonstrations or gallery walks. More information about the Spring Island community may be found at www.springisland.com.

Candace Whittemore Lovely Special Exhibition: 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, the French Bakery, Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 28 Shelter Cove Lane #120, Hilton Head Island. Candace Whittemore Lovely, an American impressionist painter known for her pleasing and peaceful views of American life, introduces “IRISES after Vincent Van Gogh” on debris logs from Hurricane Matthew. She is most renowned for painting Barbara Bush’s original White House portrait. Her entire collection can be viewed at www.candacelovely.com.

Farmers Market of Bluffton: 1-6 p.m. Thursdays, 1271 May River Road, Bluffton. We’ve got more great reasons to visit! The market is now open with additional public parking provided by the town of Bluffton. We’ll be adding an Artisan Showcase on the first Thursday of every month to highlight a handful of local artists and their incredible Lowcountry craftsmanship. Keep an eye out for fabulous new food and farm vendors this year and find your next favorite thing! Read food, real people, real close. Visit www.farmersmarketbluffton.org for more information.

Savannah Culinary Tour: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, Savannah Historic District, Savannah. Experience an exploration of Savannah’s deep association with fine food and drink in a two-and-a-half-hour tour that offers tastes of the very best of the Hostess City’s delectable cuisine. Join your certified tour guide on an afternoon journey that is delicious, informative, and fun. Tickets are $49 for adults, $45 for military, and $39 for children ages 12 and younger. Reservations are required; visit www.SavannahCulinaryTour.com or call 912-604-3007 for more information.

The Town of Hilton Head Island seeks volunteers to serve on the Culture and Arts Advisory Committee: The mission of this new committee is to work actively and collaboratively with the town's culture and arts network director to achieve goals. Applicants should be aware that this will be a highly active working committee that will likely meet more than once a month during business hours. Preferred applicants will have experience in local entertainment, arts, culture and heritage endeavors, or other professional qualifications helpful to fulfilling the committee's mission. Apply online at www.hiltonheadislandsc.gov/boards or call 843-341-4604. Please submit a resume with your application.

Spring Sports at Island Recreation Center: Registration is ongoing. There is still time to register for spring sports at Island Recreation Center. Call 843-681-7273 or visit islandreccenter.org for additional information.

May River Expedition by Coastal Discovery Museum: 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 30. The tour will go out most Tuesday and Thursday through May 30. This two-hour exploration of Bluffton’s May River aboard research vessel Spartina will be led by Marine biologist Capt. Amber Kuehn. Participants will observe nature up close with a display of live organisms. A scientific explanation will accompany a trip through this scenic river and salt marsh. From microscopic animals to dolphins, the possibilities are endless. Cost is $40 for adults and $30 for children ages 12 and younger. Reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or by going to www.coastaldiscovery.org.

Birding at Pinckney Island by Coastal Discovery Museum: 8-10 a.m. April 5, 14, 19 and 27 and May 3, 11, 18 and 24, Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge. Spring bird watching program at Pinckney Island led by experienced bird watchers from the museum. The walk will include the combination of habitats at Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge. Space is limited to 15, ages 12 and older only. Participants are asked to bring their own binoculars and the program will be canceled in case of rain. The program is $12 per person and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767, ext. 223, or online at www.coastaldiscovery.org.

Sweetgrass BasketSweetgrass Basket Making Classes: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, April 8 and 22, and May 13 and 27, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Learn about the history of the sweetgrass basket, one of the Lowcountry’s best known art forms, from a local Gullah basket maker. Then try your hand at starting a basket of your own using locally found natural materials.  The cost if $65 adult and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or online at www.coastaldiscovery.org.

Dolphin Research Excursion by Coastal Discovery Museum: 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays in April and May.The excursion will study acoustic communications between resident dolphins in the May River. While researchers from Dr. Eric Montie’s lab at the University of South Carolina Beaufort visually identify and record dolphin vocalizations, marine biologist Capt. Amber Kuehn will share what we have learned about these fascinating cetaceans. Cost is $55 per person, ages 10 and older only, and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or online at www.coastaldiscovery.org.

Lowcountry Critters with Joe Maffo: 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays through May 5, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive. This casual “Meet and Greet” will help participants to learn more about the alligators, snakes, turtles and other critters that share Hilton Head Island with us. Joe Maffo with Critter Management will bring along some of his “friends” to share with everyone. Visitors can stop by various stations to meet the different types of animals on site. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and younger; those younger than 5 are free. No reservations for this program, just drop in and see!  

Monday Night Exhibitions: 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 28; (Except April 10 and 17), Sea Pines Racquet Club, 5 Lighthouse Lane, Hilton Head Island. Join in for an exciting tennis demonstration with valuable tips, refreshments, prize drawings, and our traditional fishbowl sale. For additional information, please contact the Sea Pines Racquet Club at 843-363-4495.

Live Jazz at Ela’s Blu Water Grille: 7 p.m. nightly and 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. during Sunday Brunch, ELA'S Blu Water Grille, Shelter Cove Harbour Shops, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. For schedule and more information, visit www.elasgrille.com.

The Jazz Corner: Nightly concerts at 8 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. The Village at Wexford C-1, Hilton Head. The Jazz Corner's intimate, elegant atmosphere is the perfect setting to enjoy an evening of world-class entertainment enhanced by our innovative Southern menu and personal, attentive service. For concert schedules and more information, visit www.thejazzcorner.com, or call 843-842-8620.

First Books of Beaufort in Need of Volunteers: First Books of Beaufort holds story hours at Title I schools and distributes over 750 books each month to 4-year-olds to take home. The organization is in need of volunteers to read at three locations on Hilton Head Island. Volunteers can chose a time, date and school convenient for them once per month. For more information or to volunteer, go to www.firstbooksofbeaufort.com or email firstbooksofbeaufort@gmail.com.

Tea Time at Rose Hill Mansion: 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Rose Hill Mansion, 199 Rose Hill Way, Bluffton. Experience afternoon tea at the most beautiful plantation house in the Lowcountry. Selections include custom crafted teas, elegant finger sandwiches, and heavenly desserts. Small groups or large groups welcome. Cost is $40 per person. Call Lou Anne Takach today to book your tea time at 843-757-6046.

Swim Lessons at Island Rec: Through April, Island Recreation Center, 20 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. Make a splash this spring! For more information, visit www.islandreccenter.org or call 843-681-7273.

Golf Clinics for all Ages: Times vary, Country Club of Hilton Head. Group and individual golf programs for adults and juniors led by PGA professional Jeff Picus of Excel and Enjoy Golf Academy. To learn more or to register for any of these programs, contact Picus at 843-295-8888 or classapro@pga.com.

Volunteer Biking Ambassadors Needed: The Hilton Head Island Bicycle Advisory Committee is seeking individuals to help foster a welcoming environment and enhance safety on Hilton Head Island bike paths. Volunteer bike ambassadors provide directions, maps, safety tips and flyers to visiting cyclists. Bike Ambassadors will work primarily during the busy summer season from May 28 to Aug. 6. All volunteers must attend a training session held on either May 10 or June 7 from 6-8 p.m. at the Palmetto Dunes Fire Station. For more information, contact Carmen Oliver at HHIBikingAmbassadors@gmail.com.