THROUGH NOV. 4
“Seduced by the Light”: Lori Wilson will present “Seduced by the Light,” a collection of fine watercolors and photography in contemporary realism, at the Society of Bluffton Artists gallery. 6 Church St., Bluffton. 843-757-6586 or www.sobagallery.com.
THROUGH JAN. 30
2018 Public Art Exhibition: The 2018 Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island features 20 large-scale sculptures created by artists from across the country placed along the 1-mile walking path at the Coastal Discovery Museum. The event is open during regular hours. Admission is free. Guided tours are $10 per person and are offered through the museum at 1 p.m. Friday. Reservations suggested. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.
THROUGH FEB. 10
“Monet to Matisse: Masterworks of French Impressionism from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens”: “Monet to Matisse” features 30 paintings from the renowned collection of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis. The exhibition includes landscapes, portraits, interiors, and still life by leaders of French Impressionism, and major paintings by Post-Impressionist artists. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Telfair Museums, 207 W York St., Savannah. 912-790-8800 or www.telfair.org.
L. Robert Stanfield at Karis Art Gallery: This show is a multifaceted representation of a layering technique Stanfield has developed over the course of his career, including wall hangings, paintings, textured pieces, and functional art in the form of tabletops. Meet the artist 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 2. The Village at Wexford, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-5100 or www.karisartgallery.com.
NOV. 1 & 3
“Into the Woods Jr.”: Hilton Head Christian Academy takes the audience on a spellbinding journey into the adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s Tony Award-winning musical “Into the Woods Jr.” This quirky retelling of Brothers Grimm stories is packed with familiar characters, but traditional storylines have been altered and all do not receive their happily ever after. The musical centers on a childless baker and his wife, who have been cursed by a neighboring witch. $15 for adults; $10 for students. 7 p.m., with a 3 p.m. matinee Nov. 3, Hilton Head Christian Academy, 55 Gardner Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843- 681-2878 or www.hhcadrama.eventbrite.com.
Pat Conroy Literary Festival: The third annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival will be held in Conroy’s beloved Beaufort. This year’s festival theme will address a trio of foundations central to Conroy’s writing life, and indeed to all of Southern literature and culture: faith, family and friendship. Registration is now open. patconroyliteraryfestival.org.
Candy Bounce Back: Enjoy bounce houses, face-painting, games, pumpkin painting and more. The school that collects the most candy will win a monetary donation; all candy collected will be distributed to local military and first responders as part of Operation Gratitude. Admission is free with the donation of 1 pound of candy. 3-7 p.m., Oscar Frazier Park, 77 Shults Road, Bluffton.
Lowcountry Ladies Luncheon: Laurie Brown, founder and owner of Aunt Laurie’s, will hold a luncheon in Bluffton to support local women-owned businesses and to help women network personally and professionally. The event will also offer a holiday shopping boutique showcasing participants’ businesses, products or services. Tickets are $30; vendor display tickets are $45 and include lunch. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Venue 1223, 1223 May River Road, Bluffton. 843-415-8230 or auntlauries.com.
13th Annual Pearls to Pluff Mud Dinner & Auction: Each year, Cross Schools hosts its largest fundraising event, Pearls to Pluff Mud, which features a dinner along with silent and live auctions. Funds generated at this event are used to purchase items that are not covered in the operating budget. 6-10 p.m., Swamp Fox Farms, Hardeeville. www.pearlspluffmud.org.
Bob Masteller’s Jazz for All Ages Jazz Festival: Don’t miss this chance to support the Junior Jazz Foundation and its mission to keep music alive and strong in our schools. This year’s lineup will include vibraphonist Christian Tamburr with vocalist Clint Holmes at The Jazz Corner on Nov. 2 & 3, followed by Joey Alexander on Nov. 4 and favorite Ronnie Leigh on Nov. 5. Tickets are $30-$100. Sonesta Oceanfront Resort, 130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.thejuniorjazzfoundation.org or www.jazzforallages.com.
Jacob Johnson performs at Music on Malphrus: Johnson is an amazingly talented guitarist and songwriter which, combined with his winning personality, makes for an impressive stage performance. Tickets are $20. Doors open at 6 p.m., show is at 7 p.m. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. 843-837-3330 or www.uulowcountry.org
Bob Dylan: Legendary singer and songwriter Bob Dylan performs in Charleston. $58.50-$118.50. 8 p.m., North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston. ticketmaster.com.
Virginia Repertory Theatre: “The Frog Prince”: Virginia Repertory Theatre’s beautiful production of “The Frog Prince” showcases an amphibian ensemble created by internationally acclaimed puppet master Terry Snyder. Tickets are $7 for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-3945, ext. 205 or www.artshhi.com/field-trips.
NOV.5 – DEC. 1
Sea to Shining Sea and Places in Between”: Linda Hilts will feature her favorite art mediums — watercolor, acrylic and pastel. An opening reception is 3-5 p.m. Nov. 11 at the gallery. Free. Society of Bluffton Artists, 6 Church St., Bluffton. 843-757-6586 or www.sobagallery.com.
No School Art Day: Join us for an all-day art adventure where students ages 7-12 will make art that is “All about Me!” Students will use a variety of mediums and techniques as they create original art inspired by some of the most iconic artists in history. $55. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.artshhi.com/workshops or email@example.com.
HHHA Adoption Event (Weichert): The Hilton Head Humane Association will host a pet adoption event in partnership with local realtors. Noon-2 p.m., Weichert Realty, 1038 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8686.
“The Heroism of Modern Life: Édouard Manet and the Impressionists”: This illustrated lecture presented by best-selling author Ross King will look at the radical artistic aims of the Impressionists and their struggles to capture the modern world. Tickets are $125 for cocktails and dinner; $60 for cocktails only. 5 p.m., Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, 207 W York Street, Savannah. 912-790-8800.
NOV. 6-DEC. 1
“Simply Southern, Recent Paintings by Margaret Crawford”: See what so many of us love about the South. “Simply Southern, Recent Paintings by Margaret Crawford” will be on exhibit at the Art League Gallery. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.theartleague.org.
The Mary Green Chorale: An auditioned ensemble of 30 to 40 voices will present an opening concert for the 2018-19 season. This concert marks two centennial celebrations: the end of World War I and the birth of American composer, conductor and educator Leonard Bernstein. Tickets are $25 and are available online and at Burke’s Pharmacy, The Oilerie, Markel’s Card & Gift Shop and Station300. 7:30 p.m., Holy Family Catholic Church, 24 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. 843-802-4441.
Hilton Head Public Service District Presents “Cultivating Carolina Yards: How to Create Healthy, Watershed-Friendly Landscapes”: This workshop is part of the public service district’s ongoing commitment to implement environmental management programs and to achieve the designation of a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Hilton Head Public Service District, 21 Oak Park Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-473-6023 or www.tinyurl.com/y8hvhk95.
Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies: Claude Monet’s Water Lilies offer images of great beauty and tranquility. Ironically, these canvases were created at a time of great sorrow and anxiety as Monet struggled with old age, ill health and self-doubt, and as France was plunged into the horrors of World War I. This event is co-hosted by the Telfair Academy Guild. Tickets are $75 (lecture & luncheon); $35 (lecture only). 10:30 a.m., Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, 207 W York Street, Savannah. Call 912-790-8800.
NOV. 7, 8, 9, 28, 29 & 30
Hilton Head Hospital and Coastal Carolina Hospital Auxiliary: The Hospital Auxiliary is sponsoring its annual holiday boutique and bake sale. Find unique holiday ornaments, useful stocking stuffers and delicious baked goods from the kitchens of volunteers. Complimentary gift wrapping. VISA/Mastercard accepted. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Nov. 7-9, Hilton Head Hospital, 25 Hospital Center Blvd., Hilton Head Island; and Nov. 28-30 at Coastal Carolina Hospital, 1000 Medical Center Drive, Hardeeville. www.hhiaux.org.
Hilton Head Island Hall of Fame 2018: The Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island will induct Gene Martin and Norris Richardson into the Hilton Head Island Hall of Fame at a buffet lunch and ceremony. The honorees and their families will be recognized and the bronze plaque to be installed at Honey Horn Plantation will be presented. Members of the community are welcome. $20 and reservations are required by Nov. 2. Checks can be made payable to Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island and mailed to PO Box 5771, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938. 11:30 a.m., Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, 130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-815-6014 or www.hiltonheadrotary.org.
Stanley Jordan: Guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan has consistently displayed a chameleonic musical persona of openness, imagination, versatility and maverick daring. $75. 8 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-3945, ext. 206 or www.artshhi.com.
TCL Open House: The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host an open house showcasing its professional and technical career programs in building and industrial technologies; business administration; computers and electronics; education; criminal justice; paralegal and more. 4-7 p.m., Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road. 843-525-8207 or www.tcl.edu/openhouse.
“The Revolutionary War In The Lowcountry”: A daylong forum presenting speakers on topics pertaining to the archaeology and history of Beaufort County during the Revolutionary War. $65. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 829 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. www.heritagelib.org.
A Dancers’ Dreams: The Dance Boosters of Bluffton, Inc. will host its eighth annual gala to support young dancers at Bluffton School of Dance. The fun evening outside at Bluffton Oyster Co. park will include Lowcountry barbecue by One Hot Mama’s, live music by “American Idol” contestant Lee Jean, beer and wine from Southern Barrel, dance performances by BSOD dancers and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the dance company. Pre-sale tickets are $15; at the door, $20. 6-9 p.m., Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton. firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-301-2147 or www.eventbrite.com/e/low-country-bbq-tickets-50969379787.
Hilton Head Oyster Festival: Get ready to shuck and slurp at the Oyster Festival. All-you-can eat steamed local oysters, Lowcountry boil, pulled pork, seafood chowder, chili and more. Enjoy live music, football, live entertainment, a kids zone, holiday craft show, marshmallow roasting and sports lounge for fall football games. $35 for Friday; $7 for Saturday; free for children 10 and younger. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.hiltonheadoysterfestival.com.
Annual Auldbrass Plantation Tours: Auldbrass, Frank Lloyd Wright’s only home in the Lowcountry, is open for tours only once a year. The Beaufort County Open Land Trust has teamed up with local event planner Ashley Rhodes to host the event. Proceeds benefit the Beaufort County Open Land Trust. Tickets are $175. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 843-816-6377 or www.eventbrite.com.
NOV. 9, 10, 11, 16,17 & 18
“The Nutcracker”: The Hilton Head Dance Theatre will present the holiday favorite “The Nutcracker.” Tickets are $30 for adults; $20 for seniors ages 60 and older; $15 for children 18 and younger. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 10, 16 and 17; 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11 and 18. Seahawk Cultural Center, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-3262 or www.hiltonheaddance.com.
St. Andrew By-The-Sea Fall Festival: Fall Festival is one of the largest continuously run church bazaars in South Carolina, with proceeds supporting mission projects. Sale items include baked goods, a garden shop and gently used items including household goods, small furniture, children’s items and toys, sporting goods and a Christmas shop. There will also be a silent auction, food, live music, and coffee and doughnuts for early arrivals. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Andrew By-The-Sea, 20 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. 843-785-4711.
The 27th Hargray Hilton Head Island Bridge Run: All participants will receive a Hargray Hilton Head Island Bridge Run T-shirt, and both the 10K and 5K races will offer overall and age group awards in five-year increments for male and female divisions. 8 a.m., Crossing Park, 6 Haig Point Court, Hilton Head Island. 843-757-8520 or www.bearfootsports.com.
HHHA Adoption Event (PetSmart): The Hilton Head Humane Association will hold an adoption event where many furry friends will be eagerly waiting to find their forever families. Noon-2.p.m., PetSmart, 430 William Hilton Parkway #107, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8686.
Four-Legged Frolic: This year at the annual fundraiser for the Hilton Head Humane Association,The Four-Legged Frolic will feature live entertainment by The Headliners and Louise Spencer, along with live and silent auctions and, for the first time, a super silent auction. This don’t-miss fun fundraiser will ensure a brighter future for the dogs and cats of the Lowcountry. Tickets are $160. 5:30-9:30 p.m., The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, 2 Grasslawn Ave, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8686.
Helping Parents Heal: Helping Parents Heal is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting bereaved parents, giving them support and resources to aid in the healing process. The group meets the second Sunday of every month from 1-3 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. For more information contact Irene Vouvalides, 201-233-6015 or email@example.com.
Veterans Rock: A Day of Recognition: Live music, food, beverage, kids area. All veterans and kids get in free; $5 donation for everyone else. Seeking donations of food, clothes, camping gear and money. All proceeds to go to prevent veteran homelessness and suicide. 5-9 p.m., Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, 67 Wharf St., Bluffton.
Veterans Day Remembrance: The American Legion Alexander Wattay Post 185, with the Military Officer’s Association and the Hilton Head Island Council of the Navy League, will host Hilton Head Island’s annual Veterans Day Remembrance. The guest speaker is U.S. Army Lt. Col. Kenneth Dwyer, garrison commander at Hunter Army Airfield, who served three tours in Afghanistan and received the Purple Heart. Hilton Head Mayor David Bennett will issue a proclamation. The Shore Notes will perform. Free. 10:30 a.m., Shelter Cove Veterans Memorial Park, Hilton Head Island. In case of rain, St. Andrew By-The-Sea Methodist Church, 20 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island.
The Hilton Head Area Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America: The Hilton Head Area Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America invites MOAA eligible candidates to join us at Shelter Cove Veterans Memorial Park for commemorative services. 10:30 a.m. Following the event, the Women of MOAA are hosting a luncheon at the Poseidon Roof Top Bar at noon. Reservations are required by Nov. 5. Contact Diane Duddles, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vermont Artist TJ Cunningham Returns to Art League Academy for a 3-DayWorkshop: Award-winning artist and visiting Vermont instructor TJ Cunningham will return to the Lowcountry for a three-day workshop on landscapes for oil painters. In this studio painting class, Cunningham will help students focus on challenges that tend to impede upon successful landscape paintings. $315 for members; $350 for non-members. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Art League Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-5738 or www.artleaguehhi.org.
USCB Hilton Head Island Campus Ribbon-Cutting & Open House: The University of South Carolina Beaufort will unveil its new Hilton Head Island Campus, home of the university’s baccalaureate program in hospitality management, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony. An open house will follow and the public is invited. Free. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Hilton Head Island Campus. For more information about the bachelor of science in hospitality management, contact Dr. Charles Calvert at 843-208-8218 or email@example.com.
Rollers Wine & Spirits’ La Crema Wine Dinner: La Crema Wine Dinner with special guest Marita Esteva. Cost is $75. 7:30-10 p.m., 9 Palmetto Bay Road Store, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1200 or www.rollerswineandspirits.com.
“A Holiday Evening in the Village”: Music, shopping, refreshments and prizes, with a Christmas movie and cocoa for the kids. Stores will stay open late, offering special sales and welcome shoppers with a snack or beverage. 5-8 p.m. 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. www.facebook.com/villageatwexford.
Art Start: Contemporary Spotlight: Pam Longobardi: Our youngest patrons are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome. Come play and learn with us. Tickets are $5 per child; members are free; $12 for adult non-members. 10:30 a.m., Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, 207 W York Street, Savannah. 912-790-8800.
Rollers Wine & Spirits’ Lingua Franca Wine Dinner: Lingua Franca Wine Dinner with special guest master sommelier Larry Stone. $125. 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m., 9 Palmetto Bay Road Store, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1200 or www.rollerswineandspirits.com.
Bluffton Book Festival: The 2018 Bluffton Book Festival will once again feature a lecture series, workshops, book signings and more. The festival begins with a Pat Conroy Literary Center lecture titled “Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy” at the Bluffton library. The next day will be workshops for writers and readers, and the popular VIP Reception with the featured authors. The 2018 Reception is titled “Books, Bourbon, and Brew.” For the third day, meet and greet authors and purchase signed copies of their books; bring children to the new Kids Corner at the festival; and enjoy food and wares from local and regional vendors. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Calhoun Street, Old Town Bluffton. 843-707-6409 or www.blufftonbookfestival.org.
“Music to Your Mouth:” Palmetto Bluff is hosting their annual celebration of southern culinary arts. Chefs, vintners, brewers, distillers, and artisans from across the South (and the world) will be showcasing their talents in events such as Big Carol’s Big Dinner, Culinary Salon: Exploring American Chardonnay, and Kiss the Pig--a traditional oyster roast and southern feast. Multiple ticket packages are available--purchase anything from the Whole Hog full weekend to a single event pass. Music to Your Mouth is a must-see event for anyone, whether you are a seasoned culinary connoisseur or simply someone who loves a good biscuit. For more information and tickets go to musictoyourmouth.com.
Songwriters in the Round 2018: This unique event celebrates Nashville’s prominent songwriters as they perform their music in an intimate setting while sharing an inside view of the stories that made their songs hits on the radio. Featuring a special performance from Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities students. 6:30 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.gsafoundation.net/events.
Taste of the Season: Kick off the holidays at the 29th annual Taste of the Season. Indulge your taste buds with epicurean food samplings from the best restaurants and eateries on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton. Shop at the silent auction for unique holiday gifts, mingle with chamber members, staff, business associates, and friends. Explore the USCB Center for Event Management and Hospitality Training campus. $65-$125. 6 p.m., USCB Hilton Head Island Hospitality Management Campus, 1 Sand Shark Drive, Hilton Head Island. Caitlin Lee, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pedal Hilton Head Island 2018: More than a cycling event, this event includes music, nightly concerts, a beach bike race, and rides of varying lengths to support the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island. Coligny Plaza, 1 N. Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. email@example.com or www.pedalhiltonheadisland.org.
Guild of Organists Recital: Friday evening recital of organ, piano, violin, viola and vocal music. Organist Gil Campbell, violinist and violist Rhett Meeks, violist Julie Orr, soprano Lori Maurer and tenor Chalmers Gorman will perform compositions by J.S. Bach, G.F. Handel. S. Barber, J. Massenet, D. German along with some beautiful arrangements of familiar hymn melodies. Sponsored by the Low Country Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Free. 7 p.m., 2800 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. 843-422-0423.
Italian Festival: Celebrate Italian culture at the ninth annual festival. Eat, drink, dance and socialize at the Hilton Head Island version of the Italian-Heritage Festival in honor of the Feast of San Gennaro, hosted by the Italian-American Club of Hilton Head. $6 per person, kids age 10 and younger are free. Free parking. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 412-897-1148 or www.iachh.org.
Volunteers in Medicine 25th Anniversary Gala silent auction: VIM’s mission and vision statement are living realities that testifies to VIM’s embodiment of the Circle of Caring. The gala is sold out but all are invited to bid in the silent auction at this event celebrating the heart and soul of Volunteers in Medicine. Tickets are $200. 6-10:30 p.m., Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, 130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6612.
Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters Reinterpretation Community Day: Explore the unveiling of new interpretive exhibits at the Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarters. The product of years of research, new interpretive and hands-on exhibits will tell the full story of the free and enslaved people who lived and worked on the site in the early 19th century. Free. 1-4 p.m., Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, 124 Abercorn St., Savannah. 912-790-8800.
NOV. 17, 24
Savannah Harbor’s 18th Annual Gingerbread Competition: The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa and Savannah Harbor Foundation have opened registration for the 18th annual Gingerbread Competition. This celebrated annual culinary design competition includes adult, teen, youth and student divisions, and is open for anyone to participate. Cash prizes of up to $1,000 are awarded to the top three competitors in each category, in addition to the acclaim provided to gingerbread champions. Judging will take place Nov. 17. All entries will be displayed Nov. 24 during a grand reveal as part of the annual Boat Parade of Lights. To register, go to www.savannahharborfoundation.com/gingerbread. firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOV. 17, DEC. 8
Palmetto Bluff artists exhibit: November’s show will coincide with “Music to Your Mouth,” Palmetto Bluff’s annual showcase of food, music and beverages. The December show will feature small works for the holidays. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Palmetto Bluff Gallery, 64B Boathouse St., Wilson Village, Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton. 708-362-0351 or email@example.com.
20th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner: The event is sponsored by St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church and Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks. Celebrate the meaning of Thanksgiving with a community dinner with turkey, dressing and all the trimmings, served family style. Everyone is welcome. Free. Donations accepted. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Hudson's Seafood House On The Docks, 1 Hudson Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-505-1370 or www.communitythanksgiving.com.
Join together at 6 pm on Friday, November 23, 2018 for the 6th Annual "Oh, Give Thanks" Gospel Concert at First Zion Missionary Baptist Church. 10 Robertson Street, Bluffton, SC 29910. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Admission is free.
Blufftemberfest Sunset Party Redux: Beer and food set to music by Cornbread and The Chiggers. Food court, craft beer garden, wine bar, arts & crafts, vendors, and kids activities. $5 at the door, children ages 12 and younger get in free. 3-8 p.m., Bluffton Beer Festival, Oyster Factory Park, 55 Wharf St., Bluffton. 843-757-8520 or www.blufftonsunsetparty.com.
Community Christmas Tree Lighting: Santa will help kick off the holiday season at Hilton Head Island’s official Christmas tree lighting, with carols, holiday crafts, treats and a musical performance from the cast of "An American in Paris." Face painting, photos with Santa, hot chocolate, coffee and barbecue. 3:30-5:30 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island.
Rollers Wine & Spirits’ Mix, Mingle & Jingle Holiday Celebration: Benefitting St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Over 20 tables of beer and wine, liquor cash bar, hors d’oeuvres, food trucks, photos with Santa, raffle and prizes, live music by JD Music Group. Advance tickets are $75; $95 at the door; $1,200 Magnum VIP tables (seats 8); $1,600 Double Magnum VIP table (seats 8). 9 Palmetto Bay Road Store, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1200 or www.rollerswineandspirits.com.
Santa Arrives at The Village at Wexford: Kick off the season with Santa’s arrival and holiday activities for the kids, including a gingerbread trail of treats, photos, music, stories and a hot chocolate stand. Local children’s choirs will perform. 3-5 p.m. outside Island Child, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. www.facebook.com/villageatwexford.
Family Workshop: Earthenware Clay Nativity: Participants will use hand-building techniques to create a ceramic Mary, Joseph, and Jesus from white earthenware clay. Work will be fired and available for pickup the following week. Reserve a spot for each family member ages 8 and older who wishes to make the project. Children 7 and younger can make a project with an adult. $30. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.artshhi.com/workshops.
Bluffton Tree Lighting Ceremony: Join the town of Bluffton for its annual Bluffton Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Mayor Lisa Sulka and Town Council members will announce the grand marshal of the parade and light the town Christmas tree. 5-8 p.m., Dubois Park, 67 Lawrence St., Bluffton. www.townofbluffton.sc.gov.
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Town of Bluffton Christmas Parade: Come join your neighbors at the annual town of Bluffton Christmas Parade throughout Bluffton's Historic District. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The parade will begin at the corner of Bridge and Pritchard Streets.
WOMEN OF ST. FRANCIS FASHION SHOW/LUNCHEON: Join the Women of St. Francis at the group’s annual holiday fashion show and luncheon. This event will feature great fashions from Chico’s, The Pink Pineapple and PGA Tour Superstore, plus a silent auction, gift basket raffle and delicious luncheon. Tickets are $40. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sea Pines Country Club, 30 Governors Road, Hilton Head Island. Dee Judge, 843-682-2255.
“An American in Paris”: Named best musical of the year by both the Drama League and the Outer Critics Circle and the winner of four Tony Awards, “An American in Paris” is the hit new musical guaranteed to sweep you off your feet. Tickets for preview performances Dec. 5-6 are $50 for adults and $37 for children ages 5-15. Tickets for shows Dec. 7-30 are $60 for adults and $47 for children ages 5-15. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-3945, ext. 206 or www.artshhi.com.
New Farmers Market at Honey Horn: Take home fresh produce, pasture-raised chicken, free range rabbit, pork, seafood, homemade salsa, cookies, bread, and more. Three Sisters Farm, Benny Hudson Seafood, Donald and Susan Brant, Whippoorwill Farm, Bakeology, Grind Roasters, Great Gourmet USA and others will be there. Once a month, the Lowcountry Raptors will showcase their birds of prey and knife sharpening with Mark. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays through December. 843-689-6767, ext. 226.
Holiday Fun at The Village at Wexford: On Saturdays through Dec. 22, kids can write a letter to and have their photo taken with Santa and decorate a cookie. 3-5 p.m. outside Island Child, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island.
“Where’s the Wag Wednesday?”: 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.
Beach Yoga: Enjoy beautiful views of the ocean as you relax and focus on strength, flexibility and balance. Please bring a 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.
Garvin-Garvey House Tours: Visit the newly restored Garvin-Garvey House for a guided tour. $5 per person. By appointment from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton. www.townofbluffton.sc.gov/garvin-garvey.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 4 p.m. Saturdays, Rowing & Sailing Center, 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-816-0172.
Guided Tours of Heyward House Museum and Welcome Center: The museum offers guided tours of the 4-room Carolina farmhouse and two outbuildings, which are filled with interesting artifacts and furnishings from the late 1800s into the 1920s. Tours last approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour and are offered as visitors arrive unless previously scheduled. Cost is $10 and reservations are not required, unless you have a group of 10 or more. Guided tours are available 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. Heyward House Museum and Welcome Center, 70 Boundary St., Bluffton. www.heywardhouse.org.
Power Hour Industry Night: Club Seats Grille has crafted a special night to honor all of these hardworking locals The restaurant will host the best industry night ever. Specials include $5 Solo cup and $.25 domestic drafts for the hour, along with other great specials. 10-11 p.m., Thursdays, Club Seats Grille, 2600 Main St. Unit 102, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-2582 or www.cheapseatsrestaurantgroup.com.
Rollers Wine & Spirits’ Tasty Tuesday: Tasty Tuesday every Tuesday. Wine and cheese tasting. Cost is $15 per person. 9 Palmetto Bay Road Store, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1200 or www.rollerswineandspirits.com.