VEGAN SAUCES & DRESSINGS COOKING CLASS:
The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club is holding a vegan sauces and dressings class with Avai, MSW, founder of Choosing Eden and its Vibrant Health programs since 1999. Avai has been vegetarian for 30 years, vegan for 28 years, and has more than 40 years of experience in nutrition and food preparation. The class is $45 per person and class size limited to 15 participants. 1-4 p.m.,Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. 843-816-6179 or www.carlagoldenwellness.com/sauces.
The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club will host Nate Dixon, owner of LAVA 24 Fitness and on-site director at LAVA Physical Therapy, as its guest speaker on at 6:30pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry at 110 Malphrus Road in Bluffton. He will speak about building vegan muscle, misconceptions about plant protein, tips for workout recovery, and the importance of strength training for all ages.
The club ts is free, open to the public, and meets monthly to teach and support whole food plant-based eating.
Nate will be talking about building vegan muscle, misconceptions about plant protein, best tips for workout recovery, and the importance of strength training for all ages. To learn more about Nate and LAVA, please visit: http://lava24.com/
Family Fun Day @ Coastal Discovery Museum. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. free.
In this annual special day, families can pull up a blue crab trap, visit with Marsh Tacky horses, see indigo dyeing, participate in a simulated archaeological dig, try on colonial clothing and join many other activies. Local community and environmental groups will have booths on the museum’s grounds. Free. 843-689-6767 ext 224. 70 Honey Horn Drive.
THROUGH AUG. 5
Featured artist Gerry Díaz presents “Renacimiento” at the Society of Bluffton Artists Gallery: Gerry Diaz is from Puerto Rico and was inspired to translate his feelings into art as he watched the post-hurricane struggle his home faces. 6 Church St., Bluffton. 843-757-6586 or sobagallery.com.
“Side By Side”: Photographers and Artists Pair Up: The Society of Bluffton Artists presents "Side By Side," an art exhibit that explores photography and mixed media. There are 13 photographers and more than 40 artists involved. One artist will receive the "People's Choice" award. SoBA gallery, 6 Church St., Bluffton. 843-757-658 or www.sobagallery.co.
THROUGH AUG. 25
“Still Standing, the Beauty of Southern Trees” by Gary Mullane: Stop by the gallery for a new perspective on the Lowcountry’s beautiful live oaks and palmettos while learning how they persevere by a local tree expert. Free and open to the public. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, July 31- August 25. Opening Reception on August 8, from 5-7 p.m., Art League Gallery, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Call 843-681-5060.
29th Annual Builders Cup Golf Tournament: The Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association hosts its 29th annual Builders Cup Golf Tournament. The Builders Cup is the largest building industry tournament in South Carolina. Registration for this annual sellout event is limited to the first 275 players. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available. 2:30-4 p.m., Port Royal Golf Club, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-9240.
Vegan Sauces & Dressings Cooking Class: The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club is holding a vegan sauces and dressings class with Avai, MSW, founder of Choosing Eden and its Vibrant Health programs since 1999. Avai has been vegetarian for 30 years, vegan for 28 years, and has more than 40 years of experience in nutrition and food preparation. The class is $45 per person and class size limited to 15 participants. 1-4 p.m.,Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. 843-816-6179 or www.carlagoldenwellness.com/sauces.
AUG. 6-SEPT. 2
"She's Music, She's Art" Concert and Art Exhibit: The event will feature a collection of jazz-, blues- and ragtime-inspired paintings from Aug. 6-Sept. 2 with, an opening art reception for Gayle Miller from 3-5 p.m. Aug. 12. A special wine, art reception and concert featuring popular and original music performed by singer/songwriter Jan Spencer is slated for Aug. 19. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.sobagallery.com. Society of Bluffton Artists gallery, 6 Church St, Bluffton. 843-757-6586.
Celebration of Ferris’ Life Memorial Benefit: From noon-2 p.m. Aug. 8, the Hilton Head Humane Association will host a Celebration of Ferris’ Life Memorial Benefit at Wild Birds Unlimited, 45 Pembroke Drive Suite 130 Hilton Head Island.
Portraiture in Pastel Workshop with Vilas Tonape: Learn from the same artist who gave portraiture lessons to President George W. Bush. This is a rare opportunity to explore portrait drawing in soft pastel medium with professor Vilas Tonape, an internationally recognized artist and teacher. Open to students of all skill levels. Cost is $360 for Art League members and $400 for non-members. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Art League Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-5738 or artleaguehhi.org.
Hootie and the Blowfish: This annual Homegrown Concert will feature Hootie and the Blowfish on the stage for two days of music and fundraising to celebrate the band’s South Carolina roots. This year, the show will open with direct support from the Charleston band Blue Dogs. Tickets range from $35 to $60. Volvo Car Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Drive, Charleston. www.hootie.com.
Gurhan Trunk Show @ Forsythe Jewelers: Forsythe Jewelers is hosting a two-day trunk show highlighting the best from award-winning international jewelry designer Gurhan Orhan. The Turkish luxury jewelry designer and master goldsmith is known for his work with pure gold, pure platinum and pure silver. Gate pass always refunded. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Shops At Sea Pines Center, 71 Lighthouse Road, Suite 311, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-7070 or www.forsythehhi.com.
Bluffton Family Fun Day: Bluffton Family Fun Day is a food truck event benefiting Bluffton Cub Scouts. There will be activities for kids and a great variety of food truck vendors. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Oscar Frazier Park, 77 Shults Road, Bluffton. 843-815-2277.
Jason Mraz, “Good Vibes” Tour: Jason Mraz, winner of multiple Grammy Awards, will be joined by his SuperBand and special guest Brett Dennen at this stop of his “Good Vibes” summer tour. Volvo Car Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Drive, Charleston. 800-745-3000 or www.jasonmraz.com/tour.
Third Annual Keep the Broad Creek Clean Festival: An afternoon of fun educational events designed to teach children and families about the importance of clean water, how to protect their local watershed and prevent pollution. Free and open to all ages. 3-5 p.m., kayak cleanup; 4-7 p.m., dockside events; 6:30 p.m., raffle drawing; 7 p.m., live music by Shannon Tanner. Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-290-5377 or email@example.com.
Alumni Day: Sea Pines Montessori Academy invites all alumni to celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary with a group photo at 9 a.m. plus a time capsule, wildflower planting and more. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEAM Festival: STEAM — science, technology, engineering, art, and math — is an innovative educational movement that combines these disciplines to produce superior learning outcomes in students. The STEAM festival celebrates student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. Please join the Port Royal Sound Foundation for this fun, free and family-friendly event. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Maritime Center, 310 Okatie Highway, Okatie. email@example.com.
Annual Steak Cookout: The Hilton Head Area Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America is hosting its annual steak cookout. If you are a retired, former, or active-duty military and are eligible for MOAA membership, you and your spouse are invited to be our guests for dinner and to learn a little more about the HH Chapter. 5-7:30 p.m., Indigo Hall, 101 Berwick Drive, Indigo Run, Hilton Head Island. Reservations are required. firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUG. 31, SEPT. 1-2
”CSNsongs: Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young”: CSNsongs is performed by seven extremely talented musicians who were heavily influenced by the finest folk/rock group of all time: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. It’s a musical experience you won’t forget. Tickets are $49. 8 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-ARTS or go to www.artshhi.com.
SAVE THE DATE
The Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island Fall Luncheon: WAHHI’s fall luncheon, will feature WSAV chief meteorologist Kris Allred as keynote speaker. The luncheon is open to WAHHI members and the general public. Cost is $30 per member ($32 for online registration), $38 per guest ($40 for online registration). Sonesta Resort, Shipyard Plantation, Hilton Head Island. email@example.com or www.wahhi.org.
Where's the Wag Wednesday?: People will receive clues via the Hilton Head Humane Association’s Facebook page to determine where the event will be each week. Noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays. If you guess the location and the dog the humane association is bringing to the event, you’ll win a prize. 843-681-8686 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local volunteer turtle trackers will be in front of the Salty Dog Ice Cream Shop on Sundays from 1 -7 p.m. until Labor Day weekend to teach visitors of all ages about local sea turtles. Coloring and appearances from Jake the Salty Dog. Free. (843)671-2233.
Beaufort First Fridays after 5: Enjoy live music, refreshments, local merchants and the best of downtown Beaufort from 5-8 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. Free.
Gregg Russell Under the Oak Tree: Harbour Town will be jamming with the familiar voice of Gregg Russell, who has been playing on the island for decades, from Sunday to Friday every week. Free to Sea Pines guests or $8 per car at the security gate. 8 p.m. through Aug. 24.
Movie Nights in the Park: After the sun sets over Broad Creek, watch favorites on a 20-foot movie screen. Beach chairs, blankets and take-out food from merchants recommended. Free. 9 p.m. every Thursday through Aug. 16, Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-2228.
Sunset Celebration Summer Concert: Bring a beach chair and a blanket and pick up a picnic from one of our local merchants. Live local music and laid-back family entertainment brought to you by the merchants of Shelter Cove Towne Centre. Free. 7-10 p.m. every Friday night through Aug. 17, Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-2228.
Harbourfest/ Shannon Tanner: Hilton Head’s beloved Shannon Tanner will play a fun, kid-friendly show from 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, from Memorial Day to Aug. 31. Free. Go on Tuesday and stay for fireworks. Tanner and the Oyster Reefers will also play an island-inspired live concert Thursday nights at 7 p.m. for Parrot Palooza through Aug. 16. Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island.
Coligny Summer Entertainment: Join us for summer entertainment seven nights a week at the Coligny Center Stage. Live music and family entertainment nightly starting at 6:30 p.m. Mondays: Magic with Gary Maurer. Tuesdays: Classic Rock With 2 Sons. Wednesdays: Pop Hits with the Nice Guys. Thursdays: Southern rock with Cranford & Friends. Fridays: Island vibes with Dean St. Hillaire. Saturdays: Modern hits with Juliet Muldrew. Sundays: The Nicest Music With The Nicest Guys in the World. Wednesdays and Sundays: American funk with La Bodega. Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-6050 or www.colignyplaza.com.
Sea Turtle Life: Explore the amazing journey of loggerhead sea turtles from eggs to adulthood. Discover how easy it is to help protect these fascinating sea creatures. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 4-12; reservations are required. 1-7 p.m., Sundays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 877-567-6513.
Freshwater Fishing: Enjoy a relaxing morning fishing from the shore by the beautiful lakes of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Supplies will be provided. Cost is $18 for adults and $13 for children ages 12 and younger. Reservations are required. 9-10:30 a.m. Mondays-Thursdays, The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com/events.
Monday Night Exhibition: Join us for an exciting tennis demonstration with valuable tips, refreshments, prize drawings, and our traditional fishbowl sale. This event is sponsored by Sea Pines Real Estate, Prince, Adidas and Wilson. 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 27, The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 8843-363-4495 or www.seapines.com/events.
Dive-In Movie: Enjoy a fun summer night floating on a tube at the Harbour Town swimming pool while watching a movie and eating pizza with your family. Cost is $13 per adult, $10 per child ages 12 and younger. Reservations are required. 8 p.m. Tuesdays, The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com/events.
Beach Yoga: Enjoy the beautiful views of the ocean as you relax and focus on strength, flexibility, and balance. Please bring your own beach towel to use as your yoga mat, and meet our instructor on the beach behind the Sea Pines Beach Club. Cost is $15 per adult and reservations are required. 8 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com/events.
Tie-Dye T-Shirts: Join us at the Sea Pines Beach Club and create a tie-dyed T-shirt with The Sea Pines Resort logo. Sizes available are youth small through adult sizes. Cost is $16 per shirt. Noon-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com/events.
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 per child ages 12 and younger; reservations are required. 5-6 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.seapines.com/events.
Lowcountry Critters with Joe Maffo: Joe Maffo with Critter Management will bring along some of his “friends” to share with everyone. 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. Cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child ages 12 and younger; those younger than 5 get in free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, Coastal Discover Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.coastaldiscovery.org.
Garvin-Garvey Cottage Tours: Visit the newly restored Garvin-Garvey Freedman’s Cottage for a guided tour. $5 per person. By appointment, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton. www.Townofbluffton.sc.gov/garvin-garvey.
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. Registration is required. Times vary, Country Club of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Island. 843-295- 8888 or email@example.com.
Under the Sea is a new program at the Coastal Discovery Museum’s Tom Peeples Lab held on Fridays at 1 pm. Reservations required. Take a closer look at smaller marine creatures. Find out what lived in those shells you find on the beach, feed a horseshoe crab and watch it chew with its legs, help a hermit crab find a new home, more. $10 adult, $5 child and reservations are required by calling 943-689-6767 ext. 223. 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.Coastaldiscovery.org.
Explore Honey Horn: The Coastal Discovery Museum will lead you on a guided tour around its picturesque and historic grounds. You will visit the salt marsh, see historic buildings, and learn about the gardens, plants and trees on site. Your museum guide will share stories about Honey Horn’s past and its natural history. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children and reservations are required. 11 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 224, or www.coastaldiscovery.org/calendar.
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 be. $12 per adult, $7 per child. Registration is required. 10 a.m., Wednesdays, intersection of U.S. 278 and Mathews Drive. 843-686-6050 or www.heritagelib.org.
Hands-On History 2018: See history come alive through these hands-on, family-friendly programs led by experienced first-person interpreters. Planned activities include Games of the Past, Camp Dig It, Living History with Capt. William Hilton and Indigo Discovery with Eliza Lucas Pinckney (check website for schedule). Cost is $12 for adults and $10 for children ages 5-12; reservations are required. 10:30-11:30 a.m., Tuesdays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 2-4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.Coastaldiscovery.org.
Lab Open House at the Coastal Discovery Museum is held every Monday and Wednesday from 2-4 pm. Explore the life cycles of Lowcountry animals like fish, horseshoe crabs, hermit crabs, frogs, lizards, snakes and an alligator. Discover through hands-on, interactive displays and games. $2 per person donation suggested. 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.Coastaldiscovery.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 Americans history, 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. $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 10 and older. 10 a.m., Wednesdays, leaving from 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. www.Heritagelib.org.
Farmers Market of Bluffton: The market is now open with additional public parking provided by the town of Bluffton. An artisan showcase on the first Thursday of every month highlights a rotating group of local artists and their fine craftsmanship. 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. www.Farmersmarketbluffton.org.
Tea 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; reservations are required. $40 per person. 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Rose Hill Mansion, 199 Rose Hill Way, Bluffton. 843-757-6046.
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. on the second Sunday of every month, Unitarian Universalist Church, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. 201-233-6015 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fishing & Crabbing Lessons: Ben Green with Mt. Calvery Missionary Baptist Church on Squire Pope Road will offer a free missionary program that teaches children fishing and crabbing skills. Every Saturday 4 p.m., Rowing & Sailing Center, 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-816-0172.
Adult Wine and Paint Night: Paint and Play is an adult wine and paint night of fun entertainment for all skill levels — no experience needed. Relax, unwind and let out your inner creativity as artist Kristin Griffis helps you create your own finished piece of artwork. Thursdays, Art League Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-5738 or www.artleaguehhi.org.