January 2019 Hilton Head Calendar of Events

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JAN. 19


This dynamic musical stew covers a wide spectrum of acoustic-based roots music, folk and bluegrass, all delivered with a dash of rock and roll. Tickets are $50. 9 p.m. At the Roasting Room. 1297 May River Road, Bluffton. Get tickets at www.roastingroomlounge.com.


All Saints Garden Tour Poster Contest: The All Saints Garden Tour, scheduled for May 18, is accepting artist submissions of flowers or a garden for the poster competition. All of the works will be displayed for sale at Hilton Head Hospital in February, and part of the proceeds will go to the tour. Deadline for submitting application is Jan. 15. allsaintsgardentour.com.


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. Fridays. Reservations suggested. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.


“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, as well as 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.


Hilton Head Island Bridge Club's Winter Workshops: The club's Winter Workshops will be held January through March. These workshops are for beginner, beginner plus, and intermediate players and are open to the general public. Tuesdays beginning Jan. 15: “Cuebids and Counting” intermediate classes; Fridays beginning Jan. 11: Beginner classes to learn how to play the game all of your friends are raving about. $15. 10 a.m.-noon, Hilton Head Bridge Club, Port Royal Plaza, Hilton Head Island. kbwalsh@roadrunner.com.

JAN. 2

The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club: The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club is open to the public and meets monthly to teach and support whole-food, plant-based vegan eating. Dr. Rishi Dudhia is this month’s guest speaker. He will be discussing the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) 6:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. For more information, visit www.PalmettoPlantEaters.com.

JAN. 4

LowcountryRaptorsLowcountry Raptors: The Coastal Discovery Museum will host Lowcountry Raptors with Lila Arnold. Raptors play an important role in the Lowcountry ecosystem and have some impressive survival skills. A few extraordinary birds will visit from Lowcountry Raptors. Get an up-close look at these spectacular birds and learn about the life of birds of prey and how you can help protect them. $7 and reservations are required. 2 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

JAN. 5 & 6

Jazz Vibes Showcase: The Jazz Vibes Showcase features four of the best vibraphone players in the profession today:Tony Miceli, Joe Locke, David Friedman and Warren Wolf. The mainstage finale is dedicated to Bob Masteller. Learn from World-class Vibraphonists during this 4-session Workshop Experience. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island. For more information, call 843-842-2787.

JAN. 7-FEB. 3

TheSocietyofBlufftonArtistsSociety of Bluffton Artists Presents Bluffton High School Art Department Exhibition: Three Bluffton High School art students will display drawings, photography and paintings at Society of Bluffton Artists Gallery. The exhibit will feature drawings by Catherine McClean, photography by Gabriel Morales and paintings by Nathalia Roca. An opening reception will be held Jan. 13. Free. 3 p.m.-5 p.m. SoBA Gallery, 41B, Calhoun St, Bluffton. 843-757-6586.    

JAN. 9, 16, 23 & 30

Ins and Outs of Argentine Tango: Couples an explore the basic Argentine tango. $50 per couple for all four weeks. 6-7:30 p.m., Art League, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. www.artleaguehhi.org.

JAN. 9

Learn Spanish Genealogy from an Expert: Lourdes del Pino is an industrial engineer with a master’s degree in management engineering. She is also vice president of the Cuban Genealogy Club of Miami and a certified Florida Pioneer Descendent. $25 for Heritage Library members and $30 for non-members; includes lunch. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Palmetto Electric Community Building, 1 Cooperative Way, Hardeeville.

JAN. 10-13

XXIV Annual Winter Classic (Shag Dancing & Beach Music): This four-day event draws shag dancers from throughout the Southeast. The event is open to the public and you do not need to know how to shag. All dancers and anyone who enjoys "beach music" is encouraged to attend. Registration is $90. Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, 130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island. 912-414-4383, ksaug29@yahoo.com or HiltonHeadShagClub.com.   

JAN. 10

“Plastic Waste in the Lowcountry.” The Coastal Discovery Museum will host Michelle Meissen, founder and CEO of Palmetto Ocean Conservancy, Guardians of the Sea. She will discuss the impact of the plastic industry in our oceans and our environment. Palmetto Ocean Conservancy has been a leader in several local to spread awareness and encourage recycling and recovery of plastic including “Straw-less Summer” and the “Beaufort County Single Use Plastic Ban.” 3 p.m.  Cost is $7 per person and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223.  The museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island.

The Hilton Head Audubon Society will present “Native Plants are Beautiful and Beneficial for Wildlife” by Laura Lee Rose, Clemson University Horticulture Extension Agent on  January 10 from 3:00 – 4:15 pm at Palmetto Electric Cooperative’s Community Room on 111 Mathews Drive.

JAN. 11

Winter Concert: Three organists, including Debby Graves of St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church, Linda Hamilton of Holy Family Catholic Church, and Beth Corry, as well as nine other vocalists and a violinist will warm your heart with familiar pieces of organ music and various vocal and violin solos. Free; donations will be accepted. Noon, St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church, 20 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. 

JAN. 12

6th Annual Chowder Challenge and Silent Auction: To benefit The Heather Trew Foundation for organ, eye and tissue donation. Restaurants compete for the best chowder, so be sure to come and cast your vote. $5 a person; free for children ages 12 and younger. Noon-4 p.m., Reilley's Plaza, 7 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-422-5385.

ROUGH TUMBLEThe Rough & Tumble: The Rough & Tumble will perform at Music on Malphrus. $20.  Doors open at 6 p.m. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. 843-837-3330 or www.uulowcountry.org.  

JAN. 12-14

Haydn and Dvořák at SoundWaves: Symphony No. 85, Violin Concerto in A Major, “Romance for Violin & Orchestra,” and Symphony No. 83. $45 and $55. 8-10 p.m., SoundWaves, 7 Lagoon Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2055.

JAN. 16

LowcountryDolphinLowcountry Dolphins: The Coastal Discovery Museum will host Lowcountry Dolphins with Pete Schramm. This talk is an excellent opportunity to acquire a broad knowledge and appreciation of the bottlenose dolphin. $7 for those ages 12 and older. 3 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island.     

JAN. 16

HeritageAcademyOpenHouseHeritage Academy Open House: The public is invited to tour Heritage Academy to learn more about this unique school for student artists and student athletes. Free. 5:30 p.m., Heritage Academy, 11 New Orleans Rd, Hilton Head Island. For more information, call 843- 842- 8600.  

JAN. 17

Palmetto Quilt Guild Meeting: Sue Pelland will lecture and teach her innovative, quick applique techniques.The meeting is open to members and guests. Guest fee is $5. 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Club, 40 Folly Field Rd., Hilton Head Island. For more information, visit www.PalmettoQuiltGuild.org.

JAN. 18

Brian Luckett Classical Guitar: A concert of music for classical guitar by acclaimed guitarist Dr. Brian Luckett of Jacksonville, Florida. $20 is the suggested donation. Noon, All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8333 or allsaints-hhi.org.

Ballet Memphis: For more than 30 years, Ballet Memphis has presented and taught ballet in a way that celebrates the human spirit. Its highly acclaimed, original repertoire speaks of the cultural significance of Memphis, shared with audiences around the globe and at home. $60 for the 8 p.m. show; $8 for grades 1-12 for the 11 a.m. show. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-3945, ext. 205 or www.artshhi.com/field-trips.

JAN. 19

Daufuskie Island Marathon: Offering a unique perspective of the culturally rich history of Daufuskie Island, the race offers 13.1-, 26.2- and 39.3-mile runs through paved and unpaved roads. Runners will be ferried over by boat from 10 Haig Point Court and Buckingham Landing. Tickets are $100 for the 13.1-mile run; $150 for the 26.2-mile run; and $199 for the 39.3-mile run. Ferry fee is $35. 5:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Haig Point, Daufuskie Island. www.hiltonheadisland.org.

Ballet Memphis Master Class: Enhance your training with the renowned Ballet Memphis during this 90-minute master dance class. Beginner to intermediate dancers are encouraged to attend. At check-out, be sure to complete the questions including the participants name and age, if younger than 18. $25. 10 a.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-3945, ext. 205 or www.artshhi.com/workshops.

JAN. 20,21

Wolf Moon Full Moon Cruise: Do some serious moon gazing from the Salty Dog’s 63-foot powered catamaran with upper and lower decks. This moon cruise is two hours and celestial snacks and lunar libations will be served. Cost is $24. 5-7 p.m., The Salty Dog, 232 S. Sea Pines Dr., Hilton Head Island. For more information go to 843-683-6462 or go to cruise.saltydog.com.

JAN. 22

Camera Club of Hilton Head Island Meeting: Keith and Tiffany Briley from Charleston Photography Tours and Workshops will be the featured speakers. They are well-known landscape photographers from the Charleston area. They will offer tips on how to best capture the beauty of the Lowcountry. Members, newcomers, and guests are welcome.  Free. 7 p.m., 21 Office Park Road, Hilton Head Island. www.new-cchhi.net.

JAN. 23

Irish Genealogy Essentials: Tracing your Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors can be exhausting and frustrating, but the hunt can lead to exciting discoveries along the way. $15 for Heritage Library members; $20 for non-members. 12:30-2:30 p.m., University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Hilton Head Campus, Office Park Road, Hilton Head Island.

JAN. 24

LEAN ENSEMBLE2Lean Ensemble Theater Presents “A Doll's House, Part 2” by Lucas Hnath: Lean Ensemble Theater presents “A Doll’s House, Part 2” by Lucas Hnath. Tickets are $40 for adults, $15 for students and active-duty military. 7:30 p.m., Hilton Head Preparatory School Theater, 3000 Main St., Hilton Head Island. 843-715-6676 or www.leanensemble.org.

Westminster Concert Bell Choir Tour Presents “The Four Seasons”: The Westminster Concert Bell Choir presents a program highlighting sounds of the seasons. Ringing on the world's largest range of hand bells and Choirchime instruments, the choir performs original works, transcriptions of light classics, hymn tunes and some pop favorites. Free. 7 p.m., First Baptist Church of Hilton Head Island, 100 S. Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island.

JAN. 25

Winter Concert: “How Sweet the Sound:” A concert of music for voice, piano, violin and flute including works by Mozart, Brahms, and Puccini featuring pianists Sanford Jones and Marvin Keenze, soprano Rebecca Flaherty, and violinist Effie Mydell. For the first time in the history of this annual community concert, two grand pianos will be played. No RSVP required but arrive early for best seating. Free. donations are welcome. 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Sanctuary, 171 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. For more information go to www.gullahmuseumhhi.org. 

JAN. 26

Hilton Head Snow Day: This family event will have inflatable rides, a snow field, and entertainment. For the kids who have never seen snow, this is the perfect event. $10 for ages 2-17; free for adults. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.islandreccenter.org.

Joe Crookston: Joe Crookston will perform at Music on Malphrus. $20. Doors open at 6 p.m., The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. 843-837-3330 or www.uulowcountry.org.

JAN. 27 & 28          

Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6: Piano Concerto No. 1, and Symphony No. 6. $30, $45 and $55. 8-10 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2055.

JAN. 30

How to Use FamilySearch.org: FamilySearch.org is free, and is one of the most heavily used genealogy sites on the internet. Millions of the records on Family Search can’t be found in the normal search function. You will be instructed how to access often overlooked genealogical records. $15 for Heritage Library members; $20 for non-members. 12:30-2:30 p.m., University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Hilton Head Campus, Office Park Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-415-5978.

JAN. 31

Chocolate Tasting Tour: Award-winning, internationally trained chocolatier Oliver Kita of Oliver Kita Chocolates in Rhinebeck, New York, will present an exclusive “Chocolate Tasting Tour”, co-hosted by The Store at The Pearl Kitchen and Bar on January 31, 3-5 p.m. Guests will learn about growing and harvesting cacao from around the equator and enjoy a special tasting from 5 different regions.  The cost to attend is $20 per person and includes the presentation, tasting and take-home samples. reservations can be made online or at The Store located at 56 Calhoun Street, Bluffton, and are required by January 25.  Contact Babbie Guscio at The Store at 843.757.3855 or email her at thestoresc@gmail.com for more information. 


FEB. 2

Southern Coast Heart Ball: The annual Heart Ball celebrates efforts to build a foundation of health in the community and ensure everyone lives a longer, healthier life. The evening’s festivities will include dinner and a live auction. $225. 5:30-9:30 p.m., The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, 2 Grasslawn Ave., Hilton Head Island. 843-540-6338. 

FEB. 5

“Camellias: History and Romantic Stories of our ‘Winter Rose’ ”: Learn more about the Coastal Discovery Museum's Camellia Garden from Master Gardeners and garden founders Donna and Fred Manske, who will share legends of the camellia and tips on growing your own in the Lowcountry. $10; reservations are required. 10 a.m.-noon, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223.


“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. If you guess the location and the dog the humane association is bringing to the event, you’ll win a prize. Noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays. 843-681-8686 or membership@hhhumane.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. $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. 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 now has 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 craftsmanship. Keep an eye out for new food and farm vendors 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 classapro@pga.com.

Adult Paint and Play: 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. Calvary 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 four-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 an hour and are offered as visitors arrive unless previously scheduled. $10; reservations are not required except for groups of 10 or more. 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 will host the best industry night ever. Specials include $5 Solo cup and $0.25 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.

Tasty Tuesday at Rollers Wine & Spirits: Wine and cheese tasting every Tuesday. $15. 9 Palmetto Bay Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1200 or www.rollerswineandspirits.com.

Tuesday Morning History Programs: Weekly history programs about the history of Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry. $10; reservations required. 10:30 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Heritage Library, 2 Corpus Christi, Suite 100, Hilton Head Island. www.heritagelib.org.

Historic Bike Tour: Take a historic bike tour of sites along Squire Pope Road, including historic plantations, fishing and farming life after the Civil War; a historic African-American church; tabby ruins and a meet-and-greet with volunteers from the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island. Bike and helmet provided. Bring water, sunscreen and bug spray. $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 10 and older with their own bikes; $25 for adults and $20 for children if bikes are needed. Reservations required. 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Squire Pope Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. www.heritagelib.org.

Hilton Head Ancestry Program: $15 for Heritage Library members; $20 for non-members. Wednesdays, The Heritage Library. 2 Corpus Christi, Suite 100, Hilton Head Island. www.heritagelib.org

Tour of the Civil War Battery: Join the Heritage Library for a guided tour of the Civil War battery on Skull Creek in Hilton Head Plantation, which was built to protect Port Royal Sound and the Seabrook Coaling Station and named after Gen. Ormsby Mitchel. $12 for adults and $7 for children; reservations required. 10 a.m. Thursdays, Fort Mitchel, 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.heritagelib.org.

Zion Living History Tours: “Meet” historical characters who lived on Hilton Head Island during the antebellum period and see inside the oldest existing structure on the island. Tour where Revolutionary War soldiers are buried and explore the location of the planter’s antebellum church and muster house. $12 for adults and $7 for children; reservations required. 10 a.m. Wednesdays, corner of William Hilton Parkway and Mathews Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org.

Deas Guyz at The Jazz Corner: Deas Guyz features an entertaining mix of Motown, R&B, pop, rock, reggae and dance beats. $10. 8-11 p.m. Sundays, The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island.

“Fat Tuesdays — A Swingin’ Celebration of New Orleans & Beyond”: The Jazz Corner Ensemble features pianist Eric Jones, bassist Dave Masteller and percussionist Chris Russell, with rotating special guests including saxophonist Dean St. Hillaire, trumpeter James Berry and more. $7. 8-11 p.m. Tuesdays, The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island.

“Lavon Stevens Presents: Jazz in the Key of Life”: Pianist and vocalist Lavon Stevens is joined by drummer Jimmy Charles, bassist/vocalist Clarence Williams and rotating weekly special guests including vocalist Louise Spencer, saxophonist Stutz Wimmer, guitarist Jimmy Ward and more. $7. 8-11 p.m. Thursdays, The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island.