Lowcountry Critters with Joe Maffo: The Coastal Discovery Museum will host “Lowcountry Critters with Joe Maffo” every Wednesday and Friday in June, July and August from 10 am until 2 pm. This casual “Meet and Greet” will help participants 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. Participants will have a chance to get an up-close view of the various animals, learn more about them, and take lots of photos. There will be no formal presentation; visitors can stop by various stations to meet the different types of animals on site. Cost is adult $10, child $5 (6-12), under 5 are free. No reservations for this program, just drop in and see! The Museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island.
Historic Savannah Foundation Community-Wide Block Party: 11 am - 3 pm at 123 West 44th St., Savannah, GA. What better place to see the bare bones of preservation than a lumber yard? Join us as we celebrate Guerry Lumber’s 90th anniversary with demonstrations and workshops highlighting the art of preservation. This festive and family friendly event will feature live music, food and drink, exhibits from local craftsmen and students, and a bike valet. There will also be presentations by Storyteller J’miah Nabawi featuring his interactive workshop WOOD Makes Music!™, and the Davenport House Museum Dancers. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.myHSF.org or www.DavenportHouseMuseum.org.
JUNE 6 - 7
SoBA Class “Drawing for Artists”: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, SoBA Center for Creative Arts, 8 Church Street, Bluffton. This is a class for all artists. Drawing is the foundation for a painting. When something just isn’t right, it is probably the drawing. All that is needed for this class is: drawing pencils, charcoal, kneaded eraser, and a big pad of paper. To register, call 843-247-2868 or online at www.sobagallery.com.
Summer Concert Series at Palmetto Bluff: 5 pm every other Tuesday through August, Palmetto Bluff Village Greens. Enjoy a talented line-up of favorite local musicians on the beautiful village greens of the new Moreland Village and Wilson Village. June 6 is Cranford Hollow at Moreland Village. Entrance is $25 per car (load ‘em up!). Gates open at 5 pm. Shows start at 6:30 pm. Food and beverage will be available for purchase (cash only). If you’re carrying in your own picnic, please bring only hand-held coolers and/or bags. Bring your own chairs. Sorry, no parking/grills/tents. For more information visit www.palmettobluff.com.
“BrainWaves” Clay Sculpture Exhibit at Art League Gallery: 5-7 pm, Opening Reception. Free and open to public. Exhibition dates: June 6 - July 1, 10 am - 4 pm, and 90 min. before all Arts Center Performances. Gallery walk with demonstration, June 14, 1-3 pm. As one of Hilton Head’s premiere sculptors, artist Sheri Farbstein is well known for teaching classes, giving creative workshops and exhibiting her work, which can be found in many private and corporate collections, museums and colleges. She has been represented by several galleries and participated in over 60 individual and group shows, winning many awards, including Best of Show at the Spoleto Juried Art Show in Charleston, SC. For additional information call 843-681-5060 or visit www.artleaguehhi.org.
Palmetto Plant Eaters Club Meeting: 6:30 pm. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. Free and open to the public. The club teaches and supports plant-based eating. Felicia Spence, RD, LD is the guest speaker. She will discuss the nature of gut bacteria, how it impacts overall health, and what to eat for best results. Learn more at www.PalmettoPlantEaters.com. One plant-based cookbook will be given away. Must be present to win.
Helping Parents Heal: 1-3 pm Seaquins Ballroom, 1300 Fording Island Rd., Bluffton. This non-profit meets monthly and is dedicated to assisting parents who have lost children, giving them support and resources to aid in the healing process. For more information, contact Irene Vouvalides at 201-233- 6015 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday Jazz Brunch On The Water: 11 am-2 pm ELA’S BLU WATER GRILLE, Shelter Cove Lane Hilton Head. Featuring Bill Peterson from 11 am-2 pm and Dean St. Hillaire 7-10 pm. Call 843-785-3030 for more information.
JUNE 14 - AUG. 6
Mamma Mia!: 8 pm Tuesdays and Saturdays, 2 - 7 pm Sundays, and Monday July 3. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head. Nominated for five Tony Awards, it’s a musical story of a Mother, a Daughter, three possible Dads, and an unforgettable trip down the aisle. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. No performance on Saturday, June 24 or Tuesday, July 4. Tickets: $50 for adults and $41 for children (Save $10 June 14-15) Visit artshhi.com or call 843-842-ARTS.
Liberal Men of the Lowcountry: 12 noon, The Golf Club at Indigo Run, 101 Berwick Drive. Speaker is Patricia Montgomery, President of the Beaufort County School Board, on current issues in the system and her perspectives on education in the county and the state. Lunch ($20 for guests). To attend, email email@example.com.
Book Signing by Local Authors: 4-7 pm, Berkeley Flowers & Gifts, 108 Buckwalter Pkwy #2E, Bluffton, (next to Cinemark Theatres). Three local authors, Roy Austin (The Alligator Business Solution-Small Business Competitive Advantage), Lydia Ramsey (Manners That Sell), and Jim Jordan (Savannah Gray & Penny Savannah). For more information, call 843-706-9747.
Marco Bicego Special Event and Trunk Show: Thursday, June 15, 5-7 pm. Join Forsythe Jewelers for a special event to preview the newest Marco Bicego collections and one-of-a-kind pieces. On Friday and Saturday enjoy a trunk show from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Shops at Sea Pines Center, 71 Lighthouse Rd, HHI.
Summer Concert Series at Palmetto Bluff: Gates open at 5 pm. Shows start at 6:30 pm. Every other Tuesday through August, Palmetto Bluff Village Greens. June 20 is Deas-Guyz at Wilson Village. Entrance is $25 per car (load ‘em up!). Food and beverage will be available for purchase (cash only). If you’re carrying in your own picnic, please bring only hand-held coolers and/or bags. Bring your own chairs. Sorry, no parking/grills/tents. For more information visit www.palmettobluff.com.
Father’s Day at Ela’s: Enjoy a special holiday menu at ELA’S BLU WATER GRILLE, Shelter Cove Lane Hilton Head. Featuring Bill Peterson from 11 am-2 pm and Dean St. Hillaire 7-10 pm. Call 843-785-3030 for more information.
Ribbon Cutting at Osprey Village, Inc. Thrift Store: 12-7 pm, 2600 Main Street, Suite 101, HHI. Join the festivities at the opening of the new thrift store and corporate headquarters, ribbon-cutting and cookout. Holiday sale throughout the day. Live entertainment, American-fare, and fun for all ages. Free. Donations welcome. Osprey Village, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit established in 2008 to promote expanded community opportunities and resources for adults with developmental disabilities. For more, call Osprey Village, Inc., 843-422- 6099, or visit www.ospreyvillage.org.
SAVE THE DATE
JULY 7 - 9
LEGO World of Creativity: July 7-9 at Savannah International Trade & Convention Center. Innovative activities all centered around the endless possibility of the LEGO brick, this event features new interactive building activities and family-favorite experiences, hands-on building zones such as The Big City, The Ocean, and Outer Space, where customized LEGO creations are put to the gravity test. For more information visit www.WorldofCreativitzzzzzzzy.lego.com.
Shelter Cove Towne Centre - Movie Nights in the Park: 9 p.m. Thursday nights, June 15 - Aug. 17, Shelter Cove Community Park. Rain or shine, after the sun sets over Broad Creek join us waterside at Shelter Cove Community Park for a summer full of blockbuster hits! Watch all your favorites under the stars on a 20’ movie screen. No admission fee! Beach chairs, blankets and take-out food from Shelter Cove Towne Centre merchants recommended. For movie schedule and more information visit www.sheltercovetownecentre.com.
Welcome Exhibition and Happy Hour Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina: 5:30 pm Monday nights (through October) 1 Harbourside Ln, 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.
Farmer’s Market of Bluffton: 1- 6 pm, Thursdays, 1271 May River Rd. The Market is now open with additional public parking provided by the Town of Bluffton. An Artisan Showcase will be added 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! Visit www.farmersmarketbluffton.org for more information.
Savannah Culinary Tour: 1:30 pm, Tuesday – Saturday, Savannah Historic District, Savannah, GA. 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. Adults $49, Military $45, children 12 and under $39. Reservations required, visit www.SavannahCulinaryTour.com or call 912-604-3007 for more.
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.
Meditation + Yoga: 9 - 10 am, Mondays, Hilton Head Library. Group meditation is a great way to get support and develop a mindfulness routine for a brand new, spotty, or long-time practice. Sit in silence for 30 minutes. New to the program is that the meditation is to be followed by a 45-minute yoga session, to draw from heightened awareness to practice mindful movement. For meditation, use a chair or bring a cushion; for yoga, bring your mat. Any- and everyone is welcome. Free. For more information contact Lauren Read at 843-255-6531, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.
Monday Night Exhibitions: 5:30 pm Mondays through Aug. 28 (Except Apr. 10 and 17). Sea Pines Racquet Club, 5 Lighthouse Ln, Hilton Head Island. Join in for an exciting tennis demonstration with valuable tips, refreshments, prize drawings, and our traditional fishbowl sale. For additional information, contact the Sea Pines Racquet Club at 843-363-4495.
Freshwater Fishing: 10 -11:30 am Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Dr, Hilton Head Island. Enjoy a relaxing morning by the beautiful lakes of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve while fishing. Supplies provided. Reservations required. Contact 843-842-1979. $19/adult, $14/child (ages 12 & younger). For additional information, visit www.seapines.com.
Golf Croquet & Clinic: 10 am Clinic on Wednesdays. Sea Pines Resort, 11 Lighthouse Lane, Hilton Head Island. Enjoy playing golf croquet on our immaculate lawn adjacent to the Harbour Town Clubhouse, with equipment available throughout the day. Complimentary. Reservations required. Call 843-842-1979. $11 per person. For additional information visit www.seapines.com.
Live Jazz at Ela’s Blu Water Grille: 7 pm nightly and 11 am - 2 pm during Sunday Brunch. ELA’S Blu Water Grille, Shelter Cove Harbour Shops, 1 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island. Hilton Head Island’s award-winning waterfront restaurant on Shelter Cover Harbour, features exceptional water views, fresh catch seafood, prime cut steaks, and a sophisticated atmosphere. For schedule and more information visit www.elasgrille.com.
The Pearl Kitchen and Bar: 7-10 pm enjoy live entertainment Thursday through Saturday, 55 Calhoun St, Bluffton. Inspired coastal cuisine and a bright fresh take on the dining experience. Special selections offered by Chef Valentino for Father’s Day. For additional information call 843-757- 5511 or visit www.thepearlbluffton.com.
The Jazz Corner: Nightly concerts at 8 pm, doors open at 6 pm. 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 flavors menu and personal, attentive service. For concert schedules and information, visit www.thejazzcorner.com or call 843-842-8620.
Tea Time at Rose Hill Mansion: 2 pm 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. $40.00 per person. Call Lou Anne Takach today to book your tea time 843-757-6046.
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 programs, contact Jeff Picus at 843-295- 8888 or email@example.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 and work primarily from May 28 to Aug. 6. Volunteers must attend a training session June 7 from 6 - 8 pm at the Palmetto Dunes Fire Station. For more contact Carmen Oliver at HHIBikingAmbassadors@gmail.com.
Spring Fitness Classes at the HHI Senior Center: The Hilton Head Island Senior Center, 70 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite L, Hilton Head Island. Several Fitness classes offered. Work on stretching, strengthening and toning with Morning Exercise and Total Body Fitness classes. Also offered, a combination Tai Chi and Yoga class, and an Advanced Line Dancing class. A new program is the Senior “Forever Fit” class available at the Reebok CrossFit facility on New Orleans Road. Call for details on the various classes and to register 843-785-6444. Visit www.islandreccenter.org for more.
NOW THROUGH JUNE 16
“Conversations in Visual Stimulation”: 12-3 pm and 5-9pm, Monday – Saturday and Wednesday by appointment. At J Costello Gallery, 8 Archer Rd., Redfish Building, Hilton Head Island. J Costello Gallery is pleased to present the work of two highly collected artists and long time friends Daniel Grantham and David Leas. The artists studied together more than 20 years ago. They have persevered as professional artists, creating work that evokes nature and inspires conversation. “Conversations in Visual Stimulation” will be the first time there work has been exhibited together. Grantham with wood as a medium interprets the world with a variety of brilliant colors and linear and curvaceous forms. The body of work, although quite different at times in subject matter, is unified in the aspects of medium and artistic intent. Leas work begins with two unique sustainable products both recycled. Homasote, a board made from recycled newspaper, and wine filters used to filter the impurities out of the grapes after a harvest.
In most conventional situations, the viewer is discouraged from touching 2-dimensional work. With David Leas work the viewer is encouraged to touch. The surfaces have been built up and in some cases carved with a chain saw. The process is harsh but the end result subtle and elegant.
For more information, contact Judith A. Costello at 843-686-6550.
Hilton Head Preparatory School Summer Camps: May 30-July 28 Summer Programs provide an opportunity for every camper to develop skills and interests in a variety of areas. Enrollment is open to all in the community and camps are co-ed unless otherwise noted. Enrollment is limited, first-come, first-served basis. To register, contact Liz Nash at 843- 290-8805 or visit hhprep.org/studentlife/ summer-programs.
Boat Building and Naturalist Summer Camp: June 12 - 16, and 26 - 30. Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center, 310 Okatie Hwy, Okatie. Port Royal Sound Foundation is partnering with Lowcountry Marine Society to offer a youth summer camp at the Maritime on Chechessee River. The one week camp will include wooden boat building and junior naturalist activities. For more visit www.PortRoyalSoundFoundation.or g or call 843-645-7774.
Kids N’ Clay Camp: 10 am - 12:15 pm. Monday, June 12 - Thursday, June 15, and Friday, 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 pick-up the following week. Tuition is $115 (online registration required. Contact at AAdams@artshhi.com or www.artshhi.com/workshops.
Theatre Camp: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm 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 experience a mini-production and will not only be the cast, but also the production crew. Kids learn how to write scripts, understand and develop characters, create sets, props, and design costumes. Tuition is $210 (online registration required). Contact at AAdams@artshhi. com or www.artshhi.com/workshops.
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 redemption prize 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 station300.com for more information or call 843-815-2695, ext.3.
IJGA Summer Camp: Weekly sessions June 5 - Aug. 7. Train like a pro 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. The program delivers customized golf training and competition by director Jonathan Yarwood on Hilton Head. For more, go to www.IJGASummerCamp.com or call 843-264-7448.
Take the Stage! Performing Arts Camp: 10 am - 12:15 pm. 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 required). Contact at AAdams@artshhi.com or www.artshhi.com/workshops.
Mixed-Up Masterpieces Visual Arts Camp: 10 am - 12:15 pm, ages 9-13; 12:45 - 3 pm, 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 on Friday. Tuition is $110 (online registration required). For more information, contact Alana Adams at AAdams@artshhi.com or visit www.artshhi.com/workshops.
STEAM Camp: 10 am - 12:15 pm 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! Tuition is $115 (online registration required). For more information, contact Alana Adams at AAdams@artshhi.com or visit www.artshhi.com/workshops.
Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA) Summer Art Camp: 9 - 11 am Mon. - Fri. in three summer camp sessions: June 12-16, June 19-23 and July 10-14 at the Center for Creative Arts located next to the SoBA gallery on Church Street in Old Town Bluffton. This summer children will have a chance to learn the styles and techniques of such famous artists as Pablo Picasso’s Cubism, Salvador Dali’s Surrealism, George Braque’s collage and Andy Warhol’s Pop Art printmaking during “Art with the Masters” summer camp. The camp is designed for children ages 7-14. Cost is $100 per child per week. Registration is limited to 14 students per session. Parents are asked to not send their children with a lunch; drinks only. Supplies will be provided. Scholarships are available by sending a written request to: Sandra Wenig, PO Box 1972, Bluffton, SC 29910. To register for the class, call 843-247-2868 or register online at www.sobagallery.com.
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.
Guardian Angels Sitting Service: A Child Care, Elderly Companion & Pet Sitting Referral Agency servicing the lowcountry and the surrounding areas. We can develop, plan and manage an Activities Program, Kid’s Night Out, Day Camps, Holiday Craft events and Week Long Summer Camps for your company. For more information 877-470-4277 x4.
Alliance Dance Academy Bluffton: Registration is ongoing. Join us this summer for 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 & up. $200 first camp per person, 10% discount each add’l camp per person. To register or for more info visit www.alliancedanceacademy.com or call 843-757-8277.