March 2018 Hilton Head Calendar of Events

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MAR. 31
BLUES AND BBQ

Benefiting the Mitchelville Preservation Project and featuring slow-cooked barbecue and live entertainment. This event combines two key Southern tenets with the themes of freedom and liberty as the backdrop for a fun “edutainment” event. Tickets begin at $65. 6-10 p.m., Northridge Club, 435 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. www.exploremitchelville.org/events/blues-n-bbq.

THROUGH MARCH 30

historicblufftonHistoric Bluffton: Paintings from the Archives: On view during library hours. Artist Alexandra Sharma and historian Iva Welton will discuss “Rose Hill Plantation House: The Intriguing History” from 2-4 p.m. March 6. Bluffton Library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. 843-255-6503 or www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

MARCH 2

Sea Pines Montessori’s “Willy Wonka Jr.”: Don’t miss the one-night performance of the musical based on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s story “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Bring the whole family and join this spectacular cast of 80 students as they take center stage at 6:30 p.m. March 2 at the Seahawk Cultural Center, 70 Wilborn Road. Tickets are $10 ahead of the show or $15 at the door. 843-785-2534.

MARCH 2

Marsh Tacky Horse Tour: The Coastal Discovery Museum will begin a weekly program to introduce visitors to resident horses Comet and Hawk, who are descended from horses brought to the Lowcountry in the 1500s. Learn about the history of these adaptable horses and their care and conservation. 2 p.m., the Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Cost is $7 per person and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767, ext. 223, or going to www.coastaldiscovery.org/calendarofevents.

MARCH 3

foundationedexcellenceFoundation for Educational Excellence’s “Jewels & Jeans” Event: Put on your dressy denim, slip on your dancing shoes and prepare to have a great time at this annual fundraiser. 9:30 p.m., Country Club of Hilton Head, 70 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-415-2331 or foundationedexcellence.com.

MARCH 3

Youth ArtsFest: Celebrate National Youth Arts month at the annual Youth ArtsFest. Enjoy crafts, mini arts workshops, refreshments and ISCA’s Promising Picassos youth art exhibition. Free. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. artshhi.com.

MARCH 3

artbyartcornell“Steps in a Journey” Opening Night Reception: The Karis Art Gallery will host new work by Art Cornell in his first show in several years. The opening reception is 5-7 p.m. March 3. Karis Art Gallery, Village of Wexford, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-5100, www.karisartgallery.com or www.artbyartcornell.com.

MARCH 3-4

The Vavnik Theater Presents “Becoming Dr. Ruth”: This one-act play by Mark St. Germain tells the inspiring and compelling story of Karola Siegel, a Jewish German orphan immigrant who grew up to become celebrity sex therapist “Dr. Ruth” K. Westheimer. Directed by Suzanne Larson and staring TZiPi Radonsky. 7 p.m. March 3 and 3 p.m. March 4, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. A donation of $25 is suggested. uulowcountry.org or uucl.office@gmail.com.

MARCH 6

"Movin' Into Math” (educational workshop): Join Kinetyx dance ensemble director Martha Connerton for an afternoon of arts integration for participants ages 6-9. In this creative movement workshop students will learn to create dances while utilizing essential math skills. Cost is $18. 4:30-6 p.m. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.artshhi.com/workshop-registration.

MARCH 7

THE ART OF GOLFThe Art of Golf Opening Reception: The Art League of Hilton Head and the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing team up for an once-in-a-lifetime art exhibition. “The Art of Golf, Celebrating 50 Years of Golf Champions” features reproductions of the winner’s portraits from the past 50 years of the RBC Heritage as part of the tournament’s 50th anniversary. The exhibit will be on display March 1-31. The opening reception is 5-7 p.m. March 7. Enjoy refreshments, door prizes and meet RBC Heritage representatives. Free. Art League Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060.

MARCH 7-8

tenorsThe Celtic Tenors: This internationally acclaimed show includes “Danny Boy” and other classics. You’ll enjoy an evening with tenors who don’t take themselves too seriously. Tickets are $62. Groups of 10 or more may purchase tickets for $58. 8 p.m. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or www.artshhi.com.

MARCH 7

littleCarla2Palmetto Plant Eaters Discuss Herbs in Bluffton: The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club is free, open to the public, and meets monthly to teach and support whole food plant-based eating. The Club will be host Amy Spadafora-Thompson as its guest speaker at 6:30 p.m. March at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry at 110 Malphrus Road in Bluffton, SC. She will be discussing how incorporating herbs into each meal can provide greater nutrition and enhance wellbeing as well as which herbs are easy to grow at home. Learn more about the Palmetto Plant Eaters Club at http://www.PalmettoPlantEaters.com.

MARCH 8

Hiking the Camino de Santiago: Outside Hilton Head will host a discussion on “Preparing for and Hiking the Camino de Santiago.” Marjorie Young will share her experience and tips to prepare, pack, train and hike the ancient 500-mile trek through northern Spain. Free. 5:45 p.m. March 8. Outside Hilton Head, 50 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Olivia@outsidebrands.com.  

MARCH 9

Seventh annual CRF Sporting Clays Shoot: Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Pockets Full of Sunshine, providing social and vocational opportunities for adults with disabilities of the Lowcountry. Forest City Gun Club, 9203 Ferguson Ave, Savannah. www.pocketsfullofsun.org/clayshoot.

MARCH 12

2018 William P. Stevens, Jr. Pro Am Classic: Supporting Volunteers in Medicine Clinic and celebrating its 24th year, this tournament will take place at Wexford Plantation Golf Club. Following play, share in good fellowship while enjoying culinary delights and libations in the Wexford Plantation Clubhouse. Each participant will also receive a tee package and have a chance to compete for wonderful prizes. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. www.vimclinic.org.

MARCH 14

U.S. Naval Academy Glee Club Performance: The Hilton Head Council, Navy League of the United States, and the Naval Academy Alumni Association are pleased to announce the U.S. Naval Academy Glee Club spring tour will include a stop on Hilton Head Island at 6:30 p.m. March 14 at First Presbyterian Church. Free. rfosternlus@gmail.com or www.hiltonheadnavyleague.com.

MARCH 14

Indigo Exploration at Coastal Discovery Museum: Journey to the past and “meet” Eliza Lucas Pinckney. In 1739, when Eliza was just 17, her experiments with indigo resulted in a very profitable industry for the colony of South Carolina. Hear her unique story, learn how indigo dye was made, and make your own indigo tie-dye T-shirt to take home. This family-friendly educational experience is fun for all ages. T-shirt provided. Cost is $15 per person, agues 5 and younger are free. Reservations are required. 5 p.m. March 14. Coastal Discover Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223, or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

MARCH 17

Salty Dog Shamrock Hunt:  A crazy leprechaun scattered shamrocks all over South Beach. Search South Beach Marina for shamrocks redeemable for tasty treats and Salty Dog swag. Children 12 and younger only, please. 10 a.m. Salty Dog Café, 232 S. Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.saltydog.com.

MARCH 18

Boys & Girls Club Gala: The Making Their Wishes Come True Gala” supports the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island. 6 p.m. The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, 2 Grasslawn Ave, Hilton Head Island. www.facebook.com/bgchhi.

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MARCH 20
SPRING AHEAD

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MARCH 20

Hobey Ford Sea Songs: Hobey Ford’s newest production, “Sea Song,” is the story of a boy’s discovery of the natural world at the seaside. This production follows the life cycle of the sea turtle and the fragile interwoven environment of animals living at the edge of land and sea. “Sea Song” is performed in the style of Ford’s “Animalia” series featuring his carved foam animals performed in full view of the audience. $7 for kindergarten through fifth grade. 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. www.artshhi.com/field-trips.

MARCH 21

“The Secret Life of Trees”: Sally Krebs, Hilton Head Island’s sustainable practices coordinator, will present this program about the earth’s amazing trees. How do trees get food and water, interact with each other and with other organisms, and survive for hundreds or thousands of years? Did you know that trees constantly devise new ways of avoiding predators while their predators devise new ways of attack? Bring your curiosity and questions you always had about trees. $7 per person; reservations are required. 3 p.m. Coastal Discover Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223, or www.coastaldiscovery.org/calendarofevents. 

MARCH 22

Palmetto Plant Eaters: Susan Barnwell's hosts a movie and meal, focusing on “Inflammatory Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Diseases.” Reservations are required. 5:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, Malphrus Road, Bluffton. www.plantpurepods.com.

MARCH 22-24

Black Jacket Symphony: Queen: Hand-picked musicians will perform a collection of Queen’s most cherished hits. In the first act, Black Jacket Symphony will perform “Queen – A Night at the Opera” in its entirety, including songs you love like “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “God Save the Queen,” “’39” and “Love of My Life.”  The second act includes Queen’s greatest hits. Tickets are $50. 8 p.m. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or www.artshhi.com.

MARCH 24

springshop“SPRING SHOP HOP” at The Village at Wexford: Family fun, photos with the Easter Bunny and the return of the Bunny Hop Trail for Kids. The first 100 kids will receive a complimentary Easter basket, and then have the opportunity to fill it with goodies from participating merchants. 2-6 p.m. The Village at Wexford, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. www.facebook.com/villageatwexford.

MARCH 27

Camera Club of Hilton Head: Speakers Jeff and Ledra Woodlee present “Preparation, Patience & Perseverance: The Crafting of the Photograph.” 7-9 p.m., Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 2 Mathews Court, Hilton Head Island. www.new-cchhi.net.

MARCH 28

Marine Predators of Port Royal Sound:  Dave Harter will tell the story of these largely unseen and underappreciated creatures through the fisherman’s eyes from the early 1800s to today. The number and diversity of marine predators in the Port Royal Sound estuarine system is the best indicator of the health of its food chain. $7; reservations re required. 3 p.m. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext 223.

MARCH 31

CIRQUECirque-tacular’s World: An offbeat, farcical trip around the globe to explore the world as you thought it was, found it wasn't, and wish it could be. These elite acrobats, artists and one-of-a-kind originals create quirky, exciting acrobatic shows with no claims of historical accuracy, but a whole lot of fun. Tickets are $44 for adults and $31 for children ages 15 and younger. 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or www.artshhi.com.

Blues and BBQ: Benefiting the Mitchelville Preservation Project and featuring slow-cooked barbecue and live entertainment. This event combines two key Southern tenets with the themes of freedom and liberty as the backdrop for a fun “edutainment” event. Tickets begin at $65. 5-9 p.m., The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, 435 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. www.exploremitchelville.org/events/blues-n-bbq.

saltydogMARCH 31

Salty Dog Easter Egg Hunt: Jake and the Easter Bunny put on one of the largest free Easter egg hunts in the Southeast with prizes and candy for the kids at the Salty Dog. Thousands of Easter eggs are hidden throughout the marina for kids to find, along with free face-painting and live children’s entertainment after the hunt. 10 a.m., The Salty Dog Cafe, 232 S. Sea Pines Drive, Hilton head Island. www.saltydog.com.

ONGOING

The Coastal Discovery Museum Dolphin and Nature Cruises:  A museum docent will be onboard as you cruise along the waters and salt marshes of Broad Creek. The Lowcountry’s salt marsh is home to many interesting creatures such as bottle-nosed dolphins, river otters, Eastern oysters, blue crabs and a great species of birds. Museum guides share their knowledge the fascinating creatures found in the salt marsh channels of Broad Creek. 3 p.m., Wednesday and Friday, March 2 through Oct. 31. Cost is $19 per adult; $13 per child ages 1 to 13. Reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767, ext. 223.

Swampfire Sessions at the Boardroom: Swampfire Records is proud to host a multitude of songwriters and musicians every Sunday night at The Boardroom. Enjoy unique pairings of Lowcountry musicians showcasing their original songs. 8 p.m. Sundays, The Boardroom, 7 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. swampfirerecords@gmail.com or www.swampfirerecords.com.

Tuesday Night Supper Club: Join the club at Sonesta Resortfor three courses for $20. The tasting menu includes a complimentary glass of wine. 43-3341-1850 or www.sonesta.com.

Garvin-Garvey Cottage Tours: Visit the newly opened Garvin-Garvey Freedman’s Cottage. $5 per person. By appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton. www.townofbluffton.sc.gov/garvin-garvey.

FOREST PRESERVE WAGON JOURNEY

Forest Preserve Wagon Journey: Sit back, relax and experience the animals and plant life of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Cost is $16 for adults and $13 for children ages 12 and younger; reservations are required. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sea Pines Resort. 843-842-1979.

Fall-Winter Adult Reading Program: Missed or didn’t get to read enough during summer reading? Join us and participate in the fall-winter reading program and register to win gift cards or movie passes. Read three books a month and submit your reading log at the Bluffton library reference desk. Free. Through March 31, Bluffton Library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. For more information call Armistead Reasoner at 843-255-6512, email areasoner@bcgov.net or go to www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Uncovering the Roots of Reconstruction: A partnership with the Coastal Discovery Museum, Hilton Head Island Land Trust and the Mitchelville Preservation Project offers a new tour. Meet at the Coastal Discovery Museum for a short introduction and then participants will caravan in their personal vehicles to the sites. Visit the site of the self-governing community of Mitchelville to learn about the Port Royal Experiment and how freedom and Reconstruction impacted the new citizens who lived there. Nearby, join a guide for a tour of Fort Howell, built in 1864 to protect the town of Mitchelville. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 6 to 12, and reservations are required. 9:30 a.m. Fridays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 224, or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

Bach Lobster Nights: Enjoy live Maine lobsters with a side of live piano music. Cost is $25 and lobster reservations are required. Wednesday nights, The Wreck of the Salty Dog, 232 S. Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. To reserve your lobster, call 843-683-6465.

Historic Zion Cemetery and Baynard Mausoleum: Join the Heritage Library for a tour of the cemetery where Revolutionary War soldiers are buried. Learn about the oldest existing structure on Hilton Head Island and explore the location where planters’ antebellum church and muster house used to sit. Cost is $12 per adult and $7 per child; reservations are required. 10 a.m. Wednesdays, intersection of U.S. 278 and Mathews Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6050 or www.heritagelib.org.

Historic Ft. Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation: Join the Heritage Library for a tour of the Civil War battery on Skull Creek, built to protect Port Royal Sound and the Seabrook Coaling Station. Cost is $12 per adult and $7 per child; reservations are required. 10 a.m. Thursdays, 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6050 or www.heritagelib.org.

Historic Tours by Bicycle: Take a ride along the waterfront corridor of Squire Pope Road and learn about Hilton Head Island’s unique and rich history, including its Native American residents, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the Gullah community and more. The tour lasts about 90 minutes and is safe, casual and fun. Helmets are required; bug spray and water are suggested. Bring your own bike. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children, ages 10 and older only. 10 a.m. Wednesdays, leaving from 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. www.heritagelib.org.

farmersmarketFarmers Market of Bluffton: Farm to Table chef demos, master gardeners, artisan showcase  live entertainment, kids activities, local produce, plants, honey, meat, dairy, baked goods, sweets, specialty foods, prepared foods and more. Keep an eye out for new food and farm vendors this year and find your next favorite thing. 1-6 p.m. Thursdays, 1271 May River Road, Bluffton. 843-415-2447 or www.farmersmarketbluffton.org.

Meditation + Yoga: 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. Free. 9-10 a.m. Mondays, Hilton Head Library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-255-6531, lread@bcgov.net or www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Helping Parents Heal: This nonprofit organization is dedicated to assisting parents who have lost children, giving them support and resources to aid in the healing process. 1-3 p.m. the second Sunday of every month, Seaquins Ballroom, 1300 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. 201-233-6015 or ivouvalides@aol.com.

Freshwater Fishing: Enjoy a relaxing morning by the beautiful lakes of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve while fishing. Supplies are provided and reservations are required. Cost is $19 for adults and $14 for children ages 12 and younger. 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com.

teetimeTea Time at Rose Hill Mansion: Experience afternoon tea at a 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. 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Rose Hill Mansion, 199 Rose Hill Way, Bluffton. 843-757-6046.

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