Your Week Ahead: May 16 - May 22, 2018
Looking for something fun to do this week? Find everything that is happening around the Lowcountry in our event calendar.
“Bee Biology and Natural History”: The Coastal Discovery Museum will host local bee keeper David Arnal, who will answer two questions frequently asked by the public: “What is happening to the bees?” and “What can I do to help the bees?” Cost is $7 per person and reservations are required. 3 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223.
RIDE OF SILENCE, an annual bike ride to honor those injured or killed while cycling on public roadways, is sponsored locally by Kickin’ Asphalt Bicycle Club. It begins with a safety briefing and sign-in at 6:30 p.m. in front of Street Meet in the Port Royal Plaza Shopping Center on Mathews Drive, HHI. Participants should bring a bicycle, helmet (mandatory), lights (recommended) and a black armband. The free 9-mile ride rolls out at 7 p.m., and is escorted by police.
Military Officers Association of America annual ROTC Scholarship Luncheon :The MOAA annual ROTC Scholarship Luncheon will be held at the Golf Club at Indigo Run, 101 Berwick Drive, Hilton Head. Reservations are required by emailing email@example.com by May 12.
Sunset Palooza: The Bluffton Sunset Party Series returns with Sunset Palooza, featuring live music, local food vendors, craft beers and fun activities. Tickets are $5 at the door; children ages 12 and younger get in free. 5-9 p.m., Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton. 843-757-8520 or www.blufftonsunsetparty.com.
Hilton Head Public Service District customer appreciation cook-out: This annual thank-you event will include tours of the PSD’s recycled water plant, which annually recycles more than 1 billion gallons of treated wastewater into beneficial recycled water used to irrigage the island’s golf courses and nourish wetlands in Hilton Head Plantation and Palmetto Hall. Free. 11 a.m.-p.m., Hilton Head PSD community room, 21 Oak Park Drive, Hilton Head Island.
Stan Smith Super Series: Join Stan Smith, Sea Pines Resort’s touring professional, past champion of Wimbledon and the U.S. Open and former U.S. Olympic men’s coach, and his staff for a fun-filled weekend. The class will feature video analysis of your serve, stroke and strategy instruction, footwork and many practice drills. Cost is $305 for adults, and reservations are required. 2-5 p.m. May 18, 9 a.m.-noon May 19-20, Sea Pines Racquet Club, 5 Lighthouse Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-4495 or seapines.com.
31st annual All Saints Episcopal Church Garden Tour: This year’s tour includes three gardens in Bluffton and three gardens on Hilton Head Island. The event also includes lunch, a boutique, arts and craft vendors, live music and baked goods. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at The Greenery, Green Thumb Nursery, Bruno Nursery, Burke’s Main Street Pharmacy and the All Saints Church office. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with lunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. 843-689-9495 or www.allsaintsgardentour.wordpress.com.
Community Beach Bike Ride: Nothing tops riding a bike by the water.Join thecommunity beach bike ride sponsored by Coligny Plaza and the Town of Hilton Head Island. Bring a helmet. 10 a.m., Coligny Beach Park, 1 N. Forest Beach, Hilton Head Island. 843-415-5978.
Death by Chocolate: Want to satisfy your sweet tooth and contribute to a good cause? Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina presents a chocolate and champagne affair. This four-course plated dinner is catered by Sea Pines Country Club chef Brian Coseo and features a special chocolate dessert and complimentary champagne. Tickets are $125. 6-9 p.m., Sea Pines Country Club. firstname.lastname@example.org or www.girlscoutsesc.org/en/donate/death-by-chocolate.html.