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Your Week Ahead: May 16 - 13

Looking for something fun to do this week? Find everything that is happening around the Lowcountry in our event calendar.

TUESDAY MAY 16
Palmetto Bluff Summer Concert Series: Lowcountry Boil: Gates open at 5 PM, music starts at 6:30 PM in Moreland Village. Ask directions at the gate. Kicking off this Tuesday, May 16 and running ‘til August, Palmetto Bluff’s Summer Concert Series welcomes favorite local musicians to the village greens of the new Moreland Village and Wilson Village. Entrance is just $25 per car (load ‘em up!). Food and beverage will be available for purchase (cash only). Proceeds benefit Family Promise, a local non-profit organization that provides temporary shelter, family stability and permanent housing solutions for homeless families with children by mobilizing community resources.

May 16 - 21
“Sister Act”: 8 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. “Sister Act” is the feel-amazing musical comedy smash that the New York Post calls "ridiculously fun!” This comedy like “nun-other” tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe Las Vegas diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look — a convent. Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. Tickets are $57 for adults and $39 for children; save $10 April 26-27. For tickets, call the box office at 843-842-ARTS or go to tickets.artshhi.com.

MAY 16 - 22
Pottery Studio: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Mondays and Wednesday, 5 sessions, at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. In this “open studio” style hand building pottery course, participants ages 13 and up will get to select their own projects from a variety of functional and sculptural choices and will complete several works of art with the guidance of an instructor.  Both beginner and experienced potters welcome! On the last day we will glaze our creations, which will be ready for pickup by May 26. Tuition is  $150 and includes materials. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit artshhi.com/workshops.

WEDNESDAY MAY 17
ArtStart: 1 PM - 2 PM Wednesdays, May 10 and May 17, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane. These art classes for ages 2-5 are designed to help children develop fine motor skills and encourage creativity through the visual arts.  Students will learn color and shape recognition, how to use art tools, and a variety of other concepts while expressing themselves using an array of media and methods. Tuition is $15 per class and children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit artshhi.com/workshops.

2017 Ride of Silence: 6:30 PM, meet in Street Meat parking lot in Port Royal Plaza, 95 Mathews Dr. The Hilton Head Island annual Ride of Silence (ROS) honors those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. The ride is a silent procession, sponsored locally by Kickin’ Asphalt Bicycle Club and is part of an international observance. This year’s ride has special meaning because of the 11 cyclists who were killed in Beaufort County last year. To participate, arrive with a bicycle, helmet (mandatory), lights (recommended) and black armband. There will be a ceremony, sign-in and safety briefing between 6:30 and 7 PM  The first 50 riders to register will receive a free gift. The 9-mile police escorted ride rolls out promptly at 7 PM while a member of the Savannah Pipes and Drums plays “Amazing Grace.”  Visit kickinasphalt.info for more details.

THURSDAY MAY 18
Palmetto Quilt Guild Monthly Meeting: 1 PM at Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Club, 40 Folly Field Road, Hilton Head Island. Guests are welcome, The program for May will feature Susan Gatewood. The focus of her program for May is a display of her works - a trunk show - and sharing her adventures in quilting. More information can be found at our website palmettoquiltguild.com. Any questions can be addressed by calling 304-543-6529.

Don Ryan Center for Innovation “Tech Fest”: 5 PM - 7 PM outside the Don Ryan Center for Innovation’s temporary headquarters, located in Buckwalter Place, adjacent to the Bluffton Police Department. The event, which is free and open to the public, will provide the community with an unprecedented look at the innovative teaching techniques happening today at local schools … and will gather the region’s innovators for an evening celebrating technology in the classroom -- and beyond. Attendees will also have the opportunity to sample food from favorite food trucks It’s Only Fair, Downtown Curbside Kitchen and Joe Loves Lobster Rolls. For more information about The Don Ryan Center for Innovation and Tech Fest, visit donryancenter.com.

Writing Your Family Narrative using Microsoft Word: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM at the Beaufort Branch Heritage Library. Have you wanted to write your family’s story, but didn’t know where to start? This class is for you! Register online at HeritageLib.org or call 843-379-1550.

Coolsculpting Lunch and Learn: 12 PM at Hilton Head Plastic Surgery and MedSpa. Learn more about CoolSculpting, the FDA cleared non-invasive technology that freezes stubborn fat FOR GOOD. Get a free assessment. RSVP by Tues, May 16 for lunch order options and for free goodie bag ($75+ value) while supplies last. Call 843.681.4088. Free. For more info, visit http://www.hiltonheadislandplasticsurgery.com/.

MAY 18 - 21
South Carolina Youth Leadership Conference: Multi-day event. University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Hilton Head Gateway Campus. The South Carolina Youth Leadership Conference is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to enhancing the leadership potential of students in South Carolina through an annual conference. Follow through is designed to ensure their practice of leadership in a meaningful and useful way in their schools and the communities in which they live. For more imformation visit scyouthleadership.org.

FRIDAY MAY 19
Silent Movie Night at First Presbyterian Church: 6:30 PM at First Presbyterian Church. Enjoy free silent movie night featuring Buster Keaton’s “The General,” an action-adventure-comedy silent movie made in 1926, with organ accompaniment by Chad Martin, organist. The movie is often ranked among the greatest American films ever made and is based on the Great Locomotive Chase, a true story from the Civil War.  The movie is free and is sponsored by First Presbyterian Church and the American Guild of Organists.  For additional information call 843-681-3696 or visit fpchhi.org.

Tee It Up for the Troops: For the seventh time, Sea Pines Country Club will play host to the Tee It Up for the Troops golf tournament. 60 military personnel from the nearby air station will attend the event, which supports wounded veterans and their families. More than $50,000 has been donated to the national organization over the last six years SPCC has hosted this event. Businesses from Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and Beaufort have come together to help make this year’s event a success. Their donations will provide a collection of gifts valuing approximately $100 for each military guest at the tournament. BMW has offered up a new car as a hole-in-one prize if a military guest should register an ace. The tournament is not open to the public, but members of the media are invited to come to Sea Pines Country Club and cover the day’s activities, providing their audiences a glimpse at a truly special event for an important cause. Media representatives who are interested in attending are asked to contact SPCC’s Kristy Stewart at (843) 671-2345 ext. 243 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Tee It Up for the Troops combines golf events with an inspirational ceremony, instilling a sense of pride and appreciation for all those who have served and given so greatly to our nation. Since its founding in 2005, more than 360 Tee It Up for the Troops fundraising events have been held throughout the United States. (www.teeitupforthetroops.org)

MAY 19 - 21
Stan Smith Super Series: Multi-day event at Sea Pines Resort. Please 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.  Reservations required; contact 843-363-4495. $305/adults only. For additional information visit seaines.com.

SATURDAY MAY 20
All Saints 30th Annual Garden Tour: 10 AM to 4 PM Saturday, May 20, All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St, Hilton Head Island, S.C.  Experience a tour of several beautiful gardens in and near Hilton Head Island, a delicious luncheon, two master gardeners on site to answer questions,  original artwork for sale,  beautiful hand-crafted wares, homemade baked goods, live music and an opportunity for fellowship with old friends and  new.  Tickets will go on sale in April at a number of locations in Hilton Head and Bluffton.  Tickets are $35 and include lunch at the church, a boutique, vendors and live music. For more information,  please call 843-689-9495.

The Salty Dog Cafe Preakness Party: 4 PM Saturday, May 20, The Salty Dog Cafe,  232 S Sea Pines Dr, Hilton Head Island. Join the The Salty Dog Cafe for their Preakness Party. For more information visit saltydog.com.

The 21st Annual Rib Burnoff and Barbecue Fest: 11:30 AM  to 3:30 PM  Saturday, May 20, The Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, rain or shine.   Professional South Carolina Barbecue Association certified judges will direct the blind judging to pick the Judge’s award winners and ticket holders will vote for the popular vote winners. Beer, wine, soda, hot dogs and ice cream will also be available for purchase.  There will be a limited number of corporate sponsorships available which will include 20 tickets to the event. In addition, advance tickets will be sold at several local businesses at a reduced price of $15. Tickets at the gate are $20. For more information contact Bill Haley, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for general information, or Jim Gant, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get information on participating as a cook.  

LOOKING AHEAD


MAY 23
Mad Hatter Tea Party: 4 PM Tuesday, May 23, Bluffton Branch Library, 120 Palmetto Way. Don’t be late for this very important date!  Join us for Wonderland snacks, crafts, and games. (Ages 5 and up). Free, for additional information call 843-255-6510, or contact K. Baxter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Beaufortcountylibrary.org

I.D. Theft Can Happen to You!: 1 PM - 2 PM Tuesday, May 23, Hilton Head Library. The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs knows how to protect oneself.
Free, for more information contact Priscilla Pomazal at 843-255-6524, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or  beaufortcountylibrary.org

Forest Preserve Wagon Journey: 5 PM- 6:30 PM Tuesdays through May 23;Sea Pines Resort,  32 Greenwood Dr, Hilton Head Island. Sit back, relax and experience the animals and plant life of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Reservations required; contact 843-842-1979. $17/adult, $14/child (ages 12 & younger) For additional information visit seapines.com.

Camera Club of Hilton Head Island Meeting: 7 PM Tuesday, May 23,  Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 2 Matthews  Ct., Hilton Head Island. Guest Speaker will be  Rebecca Nolan.  Rebecca has been documenting the transformation of the American roadside since 1999.  She has lived in Savannah, GA for the past 15 years and has lived in many areas of the US. This month Rebecca will be speaking to us about place, culture, society, environment, and how these concepts influence us as individuals.  Over the past several years Rebecca has photographed all of U.S. Highway 80 which starts just east of Savannah, GA and ends in San Diego, CA.  Free, newcomers & guests welcome! Visit cchhi.net for more information.

MAY 23 - 25
SoBA Class “Taking Plein Air”:  9 AM  to 4 PM Tuesday, May 23 through Thursday, May 25, SoBA Center for Creative Arts, 8 Church  Street, Bluffton. This workshop is geared toward intermediate and advanced artists who are striving to bring their work up to a new level. Artists will receive challenging group and individualized instruction in studio painting. There will be short lectures and demos in the mornings. The remainder of the day will be spent painting and Dee will be working with artists on an individual basis. Instruction will be with oils, however all mediums are welcome.To register for the class, call 843-247-2868 or register online at sobagallery.com.

MAY 25
Preservation Symposium Sponsored by Town of Bluffton: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Thursday, May 25, Town Hall Auditorium, 20 Bridge St, Bluffton.May is National Preservation Month with the theme “This Place Counts”.  In conjunction, the Town of Bluffton is sponsoring its Second Annual Preservation Symposium with the Bluffton Historic Preservation Society sponsoring the reception  at The Pine House immediately following. For more information please call Joan Heyward at 912-441-0119.

Tea and Sympathy: Thursday, May 25, Beaufort Branch Heritage Library, 1501 Bay St., Beaufort. Are you stuck?  Join the volunteers of the Heritage Library for a group discussion to solve your "brick wall."   Every researcher reaches that place in your family tree that no longer leads to the next generation. That's the point when others' experience can offer a resource you haven't tried, give you tips for searching in different databases, etc. If we can't solve your issue, at least we can offer some light refreshments and our deepest sympathy! Visit HeritageLib.org for more information.

Horseshoe Crabs: Living Fossils: 6 PM - 7 PM Thursday, May 11 and Thursday, May 25. The Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive. Discover the biology, behavior,importance of the American Horseshoe Crab.  These one hour special presentations are coordinated in conjunction with horseshoe crab spawning season.  After this indoor presentation you will be provided with information about where you can find spawning horseshoe crabs, and begin your quest to find horseshoe crabs spawning just hours after the presentation. Space is limited and reservations are required.  $7 per person (none under 9 years of age) and reservations may be made by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223.  

MAY 26, 30
LEGO Robotics: 4 PM Tuesday, May 9, 3:30 PM Monday, May 15, 11 AM Friday, May 26, and 3 PM Tuesday, May 30. At the Bluffton Branch Library. Build and program robots with our LEGO WeDo 2.0 kits. Ages 7-12. Free, for more information visit beaufortcountylibrary.org or contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 843-255-6510.

MAY 26 - 28
Gregg Russell Concerts:  7:30 PM- 9 PM Friday, May 26- Sunday, May 28;  147 Lighthouse Rd, Hilton Head Island. Over the years, Gregg has become a Sea Pines classic. You’ll find him under the famed Liberty Oak, entertaining adults and children alike, and his concerts are not to be missed. Complimentary.  For additional information visit seapines.com.

MAY 27
“Spring Swing for Charity” Golf Tournament: Saturday, May 27, Dolphin Head Golf Club, Hilton Head Island.  The Hilton Head Firefighters Association (HHFA), a non-profit organization, will hold their annual “Spring Swing for Charity” Golf Tournament presented by ServPro. The event will include an 18 hole Captain’s Choice format including lunch and awards.  Since its inception, the HHFA has given more than $500,000 to local charities. To register or for more information contact Kyle Ramsey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Lance Beadling at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

“Bowman Bound” Premiere Music Festival: 3 PM Saturday, May 27,Yonder Field,  180 Log Cabin Rd., Bowman, SC. Yonder Field is pleased to announce the first music festival to be held at the new outdoor venue space. “Bowman Bound” will bring a variety of musical acts to Yonder Field for one incredible day-into-night. Enjoy low ticket prices as an affordable way to introduce Yonder Field to everyone. And kick it all off on Memorial Day weekend! For more information visit yonderfield.com.

MAY 27 + 28
9th Annual Hilton Head Art Festival and Craft Marketplace: 10 AM  to 5 PM May 27 - 28  Shelter Cove Harbour. Collectors and appreciators will find something for everyone from 100 national artists and craft artisans during free, two-day event. One hundred national artists are set to display their fine works from across the nation in a prestigious show encompassing fine jewelry, exquisite works of art and hand-crafted apparel and decor.  The festival also includes a full craft market with handmade organic soaps, live plants, tasty edibles, affordable and practical artisan-created works and more. For additional information visit artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

MAY 28
The Hilton Head Choral Society presents “America Sings!”: 7 PM Sunday, May 28, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. What better way to kick-off the summer than with a concert that celebrates our freedom? It’s an evening that will make you feel proud to be an American and grateful for those who have served. Be sure to get your tickets early.  This concert will sell out!   All seating is reserved. Order through the Choral Society's website, www.hiltonheadchoralsociety.org, or by phone  at 843-341-3818.

MAY 29
Sandbox at the Stables: 10 AM -2 PM Monday, May 29, Sea Pines Resort,  32 Greenwood Dr, Hilton Head Island.  Join us on Memorial Day for the annual Sandbox at the Stables event! There will be live music, games, exhibitions, pony rides, concessions and more! Admission is $5 and tickets for concessions and other activities are sold separately.  For additional information visit seaines.com or thesandbox.org.

SAVE THE DATE

JUNE 1
Pockets Full of Sunshine “Fun in the Sun for Everyone”: 1 PM- 3 PM Thursday, June 1, in front of Marriott’s Surf Watch on Hilton Head Island. Special needs members and their families of all ages and abilities are invited to join in this annual event. “Fun in the Sun for Everyone” will give special needs children & adults and their families the opportunity to enjoy the beach in a safe and inclusive setting. Activities will include: paddle boarding, boogie boarding, surfing, beach games and relaxation. Lifeguards and volunteers will be included in the event to ensure a safe environment for all. Adult/caregiver supervision is required for all attendees. Shuttles from the parking lot to beach will be provided. Beach access is wheelchair accessible. For more information, sponsorship opportunities and registration instructions, visit pocketsfullofsun.org. Registration is requested by May 26, but can be taken until the day of the event.

JUNE - AUG.
Shelter Cove Towne Centre- Movie Nights in the Park: 9 PM Thursday nights, June 15 - Aug. 17, Shelter Cove Community Park. Rain or shine, after the sun sets over Broad Creek join us waterside at Shelter Cove Community Park for a summer full of blockbuster hits! Watch all your favorites under the stars on a 20' movie screen. No admission fee! Beach chairs, blankets and take-out food from Shelter Cove Towne Centre merchants recommended. For movie schedule and more information visit sheltercovetownecentre.com.

JUNE 6
Palmetto Bluff Summer Concert Series: Cranford Hollow: Gates open at 5 PM, music starts at 6:30 PM in Moreland Village. Ask directions at the gate. Kicking off this Tuesday, May 16 and running ‘til August, Palmetto Bluff’s Summer Concert Series welcomes favorite local musicians to the village greens of the new Moreland Village and Wilson Village. Entrance is just $25 per car (load ‘em up!). Food and beverage will be available for purchase (cash only). Proceeds benefit Family Promise, a local non-profit organization that provides temporary shelter, family stability and permanent housing solutions for homeless families with children by mobilizing community resources.

JUNE 6 - 7
SoBA Class “Drawing for Artists” : 9:30 AM  to 12:30 PM Tuesday, June 6 and Wednesday, June 7, SoBA Center for Creative Arts, 8 Church  Street, Bluffton.
This is a class for all artists. Drawing is the foundation for a painting.  When something just isn’t right, it is probably the drawing.  All that is needed for this class is: drawing pencils pencils,  charcoal, kneaded erasure, and a big pad of paper. To register for the class, call 843-247-2868 or register online at sobagallery.com.

JUNE 12 - 15 + 23
Kids N’ Clay Camp: 10 AM to 12:15 PM at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Alana Adams will teach students ages 7-12 a variety of ceramic hand building techniques: including pinch, slab, coil, surface decoration, glazing, and more! Students return June 23 to glaze the work. Pieces will be fired a second time and available for pick-up the following week. Tuition: $115  (Online Registration Required). Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit http://www.artshhi.com/workshops.

JUNE 14 - August 6
“Mamma Mia!” : Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 PM or Sundays at 2 PM. (except June 18 at 7pm). At the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Nominated for five Tony Awards, this is the magically musical story of a mother, a daughter, three possible dads, and an unforgettable trip down the aisle! On the verge of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover her father’s identity brings three very different men from her mother’s past back to the Greek Island paradise they had last visited twenty years earlier. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship…and everyone has the time of their lives. Exceptions: June 18 is at 7pm. No performance on Saturday, June 24 or Tuesday, July 4. Added show Monday, July 3 at 8pm. Tickets: $50 for adults and $41 for children (Save $10 June 14-15). Call the Box Office at 843-842-ARTS or https://tickets.artshhi.com. For more info, visit www.artshhi.com.

JUNE 19 - 23
Theatre Camp: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Campers ages 9-14 will make a cast of new friends during this fun-filled week! Campers will experience a mini-production and will not only be the cast, but will also be the production crew. Under instructorJay Apking, kids will learn how to write scripts, understand and develop characters, create sets, props, and design costumes. Tuition:  $210  (Online Registration Required). Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit http://www.artshhi.com/workshops.

JUNE 20
Palmetto Bluff Summer Concert Series: Deas Guyz: Gates open at 5 PM, music starts at 6:30 PM at Wilson Village. Ask directions at the gate. Kicking off this Tuesday, May 16 and running ‘til August, Palmetto Bluff’s Summer Concert Series welcomes favorite local musicians to the village greens of the new Moreland Village and Wilson Village. Entrance is just $25 per car (load ‘em up!). Food and beverage will be available for purchase (cash only). Proceeds benefit Family Promise, a local non-profit organization that provides temporary shelter, family stability and permanent housing solutions for homeless families with children by mobilizing community resources.


JUNE 26 - 30
Take the Stage! Performing Arts Camp: Ages 6-8 from 10:00 AM to 12:15 PM and
Ages 9-13 from 12:45 PM to 3:00 PM at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Join us as we explore music, dance and drama in this one week camp. Students will work with professional artists and will be exposed to a variety of performing art forms in our Black Box Theatre and will create a mini showcase performance on Friday! Tuition: $110  (Online Registration Required). Visit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit http://www.artshhi.com/workshops


JUNE 26 - 30
Mixed- Up Masterpieces Visual Arts Camp: Ages 6-8 from 12:45 PM to 3:00 PM and
Ages 9-13 from 10:00 AM -12:15 PM at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. In this one-week camp, teacher Alana Adams will expose students to folk and fine art from all around the world, inspiring both traditional and unusual 2D and 3D masterpieces. A mini-showcase exhibit/reception will be held on Friday. Tuition: $110  (Online Registration Required). Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit http://www.artshhi.com/workshops.

JUNE 29
Osprey Village Thrift Store Ribbon Cutting: 12 - 7 PM at Osprey Village Headquarters, 2600 Main Street, Suite 101 on Hilton Head Island. Osprey Village, Inc. will get an early start on Independence Day festivities when the local advocacy organization celebrates the opening of its new thrift store and corporate headquarters with a ribbon-cutting and cookout out its headquarters. Osprey Village Thrift on Main will hold a holiday sale throughout the day. The celebration will feature live entertainment, American-fare, and fun for all ages. Admission is free with donations welcome. Osprey Village, Inc. is a non-profit promoting expanded community opportunities and resources for adults with developmental disabilities. For more information, call Osprey Village, Inc., 843-422- 6099 or visit www.ospreyvillage.org.

JULY 10 - 14
Mixed- Up Masterpieces Visual Arts Camp: Ages 6-8 from 12:45 PM to 3:00 PM and
Ages 9-13 from 10:00 AM -12:15 PM at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. In this one-week camp, teacher Alana Adams will expose students to folk and fine art from all around the world, inspiring both traditional and unusual 2D and 3D masterpieces. A mini-showcase exhibit/reception will be held on Friday. Tuition: $110  (Online Registration Required). Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit http://www.artshhi.com/workshops.

JULY 11
Palmetto Bluff Summer Concert Series: Tell Scarlet: Gates open at 5 PM, music starts at 6:30 PM at Wilson Village. Ask directions at the gate. Kicking off this Tuesday, May 16 and running ‘til August, Palmetto Bluff’s Summer Concert Series welcomes favorite local musicians to the village greens of the new Moreland Village and Wilson Village. Entrance is just $25 per car (load ‘em up!). Food and beverage will be available for purchase (cash only). Proceeds benefit Family Promise, a local non-profit organization that provides temporary shelter, family stability and permanent housing solutions for homeless families with children by mobilizing community resources.


JULY 10 - 14
Take the Stage! Performing Arts Camp: Ages 6-8 from 10:00 AM to 12:15 PM and
Ages 9-13 from 12:45 PM to 3:00 PM. Join us as we explore music, dance and drama in this one week camp. Students will work with professional artists and will be exposed to a variety of performing art forms in our Black Box Theatre and will create a mini showcase performance on Friday! Tuition: $110  (Online Registration Required). Visit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit http://www.artshhi.com/workshops

JULY 24 - 28
Theatre Camp: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Campers ages 9-14 will make a cast of new friends during this fun-filled week! Campers will experience a mini-production and will not only be the cast, but will also be the production crew. Under instructorJay Apking, kids will learn how to write scripts, understand and develop characters, create sets, props, and design costumes. Tuition:  $210  (Online Registration Required). Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit http://www.artshhi.com/workshops.

JULY 25
Palmetto Bluff Summer Concert Series: The Bushels: Gates open at 5 PM, music starts at 6:30 PM in Moreland Village. Ask directions at the gate. Kicking off this Tuesday, May 16 and running ‘til August, Palmetto Bluff’s Summer Concert Series welcomes favorite local musicians to the village greens of the new Moreland Village and Wilson Village. Entrance is just $25 per car (load ‘em up!). Food and beverage will be available for purchase (cash only). Proceeds benefit Family Promise, a local non-profit organization that provides temporary shelter, family stability and permanent housing solutions for homeless families with children by mobilizing community resources.

JULY 31 - AUGUST 4
STEAM Camp: 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM at Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. STEAM Summer Camp is an exciting and hands-on learning opportunity for youth ages 9-14, with a special emphasis on the STEAM curriculum areas (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics). During this fun-filled week, taught by Alanda Adams, campers will learn about concepts such as vibrations, circuits, forces of motion, simple machines, and electromagnetism while creating projects that will have them eager to learn more!  Projects will include a “robot” that draws, tiny dancing sculptures made with homopolar motors, pendulum paintings, kinetic sculptures, and “circuit bugs”. Tuition: $115  (Online Registration Required). Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit http://www.artshhi.com/workshops.

AUGUST 8
Palmetto Bluff Summer Concert Series: Bottles & Cans: Gates open at 5 PM, music starts at 6:30 PM at Wilson Village. Ask directions at the gate. Kicking off this Tuesday, May 16 and running ‘til August, Palmetto Bluff’s Summer Concert Series welcomes favorite local musicians to the village greens of the new Moreland Village and Wilson Village. Entrance is just $25 per car (load ‘em up!). Food and beverage will be available for purchase (cash only). Proceeds benefit Family Promise, a local non-profit organization that provides temporary shelter, family stability and permanent housing solutions for homeless families with children by mobilizing community resources.


ONGOING

Pinckney Island Shuttle Tours: Tuesdays at 10:30 AM to 12 PM from the Pinckney Island parking lot. Friends of the Savannah Coastal Wildlife Refuges is pleased to offer free guided shuttle tours of Pinckney Island NWR. Registration is required at https://coastalrefuges.org/PI/ . These tours are available for the general public and especially for those with accessibility challenges. These tours are made possible by funding from the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. We hope you will come out to explore this exciting refuge. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Music & Taste on the Harbour: 6 PM- 9 PM Thursdays, Mar. 30 - May 18, Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina. Dance the night away on Thursday nights at Shelter Cove Harbour! This exciting seasonal event combines the best local bands with delicious food and drinks. Now in its ninth season, the spring outdoor concert series will feature a variety of bands on Thursday nights throughout this spring. Featured Shelter Cove Harbour restaurants will set up as usual around the Neptune statue and will offer a variety of specially-priced light appetizers, wine, beer and cocktails. Limited seating will be provided so you are encouraged to bring your own chair. Visit palmettodunes.com for concert schedule and more details.

Welcome Exhibition and Happy Hour Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina: 5:30 PM Monday nights (through October) 1 Harbourside Ln, Hilton Head Island. Tennis staff members & guests gather over cocktails to watch the pros play on Centre Court in Palmetto Dunes. Free, visit palmettodunes.com for more information.

“Where Nature Meets Art”:  Wednesday, Mar. 1 through Sunday, Apr. 30, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Offered by the Artists of Spring Island, this exhibition will provide a glimpse into the beauty of one of our neighboring islands. Visit the museum to see the works from some Spring Island artists who have gained an appreciation for our area’s unique culture, heritage, and environment.Please check the Coastal Discovery Museum’s website at www.coastaldiscovery.org for images of some of the work in the exhibit and a schedule of artist demonstrations or gallery walks. More information about the Spring Island community may be found at www.springisland.com.

Candace Whittemore Lovely Special Exhibition:7 AM - 4 PM Monday - Saturday, 8 AM -3 PMSunday, the French Bakery, Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 28 Shelter Cove Ln #120, Hilton Head Island. Candace Whittemore Lovely, an American Impressionist Painter known for her pleasing and peaceful views of American Life, introduces “IRISES after Vincent Van Gogh” on debris logs from Hurricane Matthew.  Candace Whittemore Lovely is most renowned for painting Barbara Bush’s original White House Portrait.  Her entire collection can be viewed at www.candacelovely.com

Farmer’s Market of Bluffton:  1 PM-6 PM Thursdays, 1271 May River Rd.  
We’ve got more great reasons to visit! The Market is now open with additional public parking provided by the Town of Bluffton. We’ll be adding an Artisan Showcase on the first Thursday of every month to highlight a handful of local artists and their incredible lowcountry craftsmanship. Keep an eye out for fabulous new food and farm vendors this year and find your next favorite thing!  Read Food, Real People, Real Close.  Visit farmersmarketbluffton.org for more information.

Savannah Culinary Tour: 1:30 PM Tuesday – Saturday, Savannah Historic District, Savannah, GA. Experience an exploration of Savannah’s deep association with fine food and drink in a two and a half hour tour that offers tastes of the very best of the Hostess City’s delectable cuisine. Join your certified tour guide on an afternoon journey that is delicious, informative, and fun. Adults $49, Military $45, children 12 and under $39. Reservations required, visit www.SavannahCulinaryTour.com or call 912-604-3007 for more information.

The Town of Hilton Head Island seeks volunteers to serve on the Culture and Arts Advisory Committee: The mission of this new committee is to work actively and collaboratively with the Town's Culture and Arts Network Director to achieve goals. Applicants should be aware that this will be a highly active working committee that will likely meet more than once a month during business hours.
Preferred applicants will have experience in local entertainment, arts, culture, and heritage endeavors, or other professional qualifications helpful to fulfilling the Committee's mission. Apply online at hiltonheadislandsc.gov/boards/ or call 843-341-4604. Please submit a resume with your application.

Spring Sports at Island Recreation Center: registration is ongoing. There is still time to register for spring sports at Island Recreation Center. Call 843-681-7273 or visit islandreccenter.org for additional information.

May River Expedition by Coastal Discovery Museum: 10 AM - 12 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 30. The tour will go out most Tuesday and Thursday through May 30.   This 2- hour exploration of Bluffton’s May River aboard research vessel SPARTINA will be led by Marine Biologist, Captain Amber Kuehn.  Participants will observe nature up close with a display of live organisms.  A scientific explanation will accompany a trip through this scenic river and salt marsh.  From microscopic animals to dolphins, the possibilities are endless. Cost is $40 adult, $30 child (ages 12 and under).  Reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223 or online at www.coastaldiscovery.org

Birding at Pinckney Island by Coastal Discovery Museum: 8 AM - 10 AM  May 3, 11, 18, 24, Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge.  Spring bird watching program at Pinckney Island led by experienced bird watchers from the Museum. The walk will include the combination of habitats at Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge. Space is limited to 15 (ages 12 and older).  Participants are asked to bring their own binoculars and the program will be canceled in case of rain.  The program is $12 per person and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223 or online at www.coastaldiscovery.org

Meditation + Yoga: 9 AM - 10 AM  Mondays, Hilton Head Library. 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.  Any- and everyone is welcome. Free, for more information contact Lauren Read at 843-255-6531, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Sweetgrass Basket Making Classes: 10:30 AM  until 12:30 PM Saturdays, May 13 and 27, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island, with a temporary entrance on 278 eastbound between Spanish Wells Road and Gumtree Road. Learn about the history of the Sweetgrass basket, one of the Lowcountry’s best known art forms, from a local Gullah basket maker.  Then, try your hand at starting a basket of your own using locally found natural materials.  The cost is $65 adult and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223 or online at www.coastaldiscovery.org

Dolphin Research Excursion by Coastal Discovery Museum: 10 AM  until 12 PM Wednesdays in March, April and May. The excursion will study acoustic communications between resident dolphins in the May River.   While researchers from Dr. Eric Montie’s Lab at the University of South Carolina Beaufort visually identify and record dolphin vocalizations, marine biologist Captain Amber Kuehn will share what we have learned about these fascinating cetaceans. Cost is $55 per person (ages 10 and older only, please) and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223 or online at coastaldiscovery.org.

Lowcountry Critters with Joe Maffo at the Museum: 11 AM - 2 PM Wednesdays and Fridays from Mar. 22 through May 5, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive. This casual “Meet and Greet” will help participants to learn more about the alligators, snakes, turtles and other critters that share Hilton Head Island with us.  Joe Maffo with Critter Management will bring along some of his “friends” to share with everyone. Visitors can stop by various stations to meet the different types of animals on site. Cost is adult $10 and child $5 (12 and under) under 5 are free.  No reservations for this program just drop in and see!  

Monday Night Exhibitions: 5:30 PM Mondays, Mar. 6 - Aug. 28; (Except Apr. 10 and 17), Sea Pines Racquet Club, 5 Lighthouse Ln, Hilton Head Island. Join in for an exciting tennis demonstration with valuable tips, refreshments, prize drawings, and our traditional fishbowl sale. For additional information, please contact the Sea Pines Racquet Club at 843-363-4495.

Freshwater Fishing: 10 AM -11:30 AM  Tuesdays & Thursdays, Sea Pines Resort,  32 Greenwood Dr, Hilton Head Island. Enjoy a relaxing morning by the beautiful lakes of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve while fishing. Supplies provided. Reservations required; contact (843) 842-1979. $19/adult, $14/child (ages 12 & younger) For additional information visit seapines.com

Golf Croquet & Clinic: 10 AM  Clinic on Wednesdays; Sea Pines Resort, 11 Lighthouse Ln, Hilton Head Island, Enjoy playing golf croquet on our immaculate lawn adjacent to the Harbour Town Clubhouse, with equipment available throughout the day. Complimentary. A Golf Croquet Clinic is offered on Wednesdays at 10 AM  Reservations required; contact 843-842-1979. $11 per person. For additional information visit seapines.com

Live Jazz at Ela’s Blu Water Grille: 7 PM Nightly and 11 AM - 2 PM during Sunday Brunch, ELA'S Blu Water Grille,  Shelter Cove Harbour Shops, 1 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island. For schedule and more information visit elasgrille.com.

The Jazz Corner: Nightly concerts at 8 PM, doors open at 6 PM The Village at Wexford C-1, Hilton Head.  The Jazz Corner's intimate, elegant atmosphere is the perfect setting to enjoy an evening of world-class entertainment enhanced by our innovative southern flavors menu and personal, attentive service. For concert schedules and more information, visit thejazzcorner.com, or call 843-842-8620.

First Books of Beaufort in Need of Volunteers: First Books of Beaufort holds story hours at Title I schools and distributes over 750 books each month to 4-year-olds to take home.  The organization is in need of volunteers to read at three locations on Hilton Head Island.  Volunteers can chose a time, date, and school convenient for them once per month.  For more information or to volunteer, see www.firstbooksofbeaufort.com or email firstbooksofbeaufort@gmailcom.

Long Cove Club Charitable Advisory Committee Now accepting 2017 Grant Applications: Application Deadline: March 31. To be considered, organizations should be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations in Beaufort or Jasper Counties, and have plans for a project to improve health, housing, hunger or educational issues. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2017. The application and all pertinent information can be found at www.longcoveclub.com under the “People” tab and “Caring Community”, or contact Erin Khalili at 843-686-1070 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tea Time at Rose Hill Mansion: 2 PM Tuesdays, Rose Hill Mansion, 199 Rose Hill Way, Bluffton. Experience afternoon tea atthe most beautiful plantation house in the Lowcountry. Selections include custom crafted teas, elegant finger sandwiches, and heavenly desserts. Small groups or large groups welcome $40.00 per person.Call Lou Anne Takach today to book your tea time, 843-757-6046.

Golf Clinics for all Ages: Times vary, Country Club of Hilton Head. Group and individual golf programs for adults and juniors led by PGA Professional Jeff Picus of Excel and Enjoy Golf Academy,To learn more or to register for any of these programs, contact Jeff Picus at 843-295- 8888 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Volunteer Biking Ambassadors Needed: The Hilton Head Island Bicycle Advisory Committee is seeking individuals to help foster a welcoming environment and enhance safety on Hilton Head Island bike paths. Volunteer bike ambassadors provide directions, maps, safety tips and flyers to visiting cyclists. Bike Ambassador Volunteers will work primarily during the busy summer season from May 28 to Aug. 6.  All volunteers must attend a training session held on either May 10 or June 7 from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Palmetto Dunes Fire Station. For more information contact Carmen Oliver at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Spring Fitness Classes at the HHI Senior Center: The Hilton Head Island Senior Center, 70 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite L, Hilton Head Island. Several Fitness classes offered this spring.  Work on stretching, strengthening and toning with Morning Exercise and Total Body Fitness classes.  Also offered is a combination Tai Chi and Yoga class and an Advanced Line Dancing class.  A new program is the Senior “Forever Fit” class available at the Reebok CrossFit facility on New Orleans Road. There is a fitness class that’s right for you!  Call us today for details on the various classes and to register 843-785-6444. Visit  islandreccenter.org for additional details.

CAMPS

Hilton Head Preparatory School Summer Camps!: May 30 - July 28, Hilton Head Preparatory School. Hilton Head Preparatory School Summer Programs provide an opportunity for every camper to develop skills and interests in a variety of areas. Enrollment is open to all in the community and are co-ed unless otherwise noted. Enrollment is limited and will be on a “first-come, first-served" basis. To register contact  Liz Nash at 843-290-8805, or visit hhprep.org/student-life/summer-programs.

Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA) Offers Summer Art Camp :  9 AM -11 AM  Mondays-Fridays in three summer camp sessions: from June 12-16, June 19-23 and July 10-14 at the Center for Creative Arts located next to the SoBA gallery on Church Street in Old Town Bluffton. This summer, children will have a chance to learn the styles and techniques of such famous artists as Pablo Picasso’s Cubism, Salvador Dali’s Surrealism, George Braque’s collage and Andy Warhol’s Pop Art printmaking during “Art with the Masters” summer camp. The camp is designed for children ages 7-14. The cost is $100 per child per week. Registration is limited to 14 students per session. Parents are asked to not send their children with a lunch; drinks only. Supplies will be provided. Scholarships are available by sending a written request to: Sandra Wenig, PO Box 1972, Bluffton, SC 29910. To register for the class, call 843-247-2868 or register online at sobagallery.com.

Bluffton School of Dance: Save the Day in Adventure Bay, Party like a Princess, Fight like a Jedi, Soar Higher with New Cheers and Stunts and SO MUCH MORE! With 7 weeks of Summer Camps and 2 full months of Summer Classes, there is something special and unique for every Lowcountry dancer ages 2 and up! Summer Classes begin at $55/month and Summer Camps at $70/month. Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info or register online at blufftonschoolofdance.mystudiopulse.com.

Alliance Dance Academy: registration is ongoing. Alliance Dance Academy, 21 Scott Way, Bluffton.Join us this summer for fun- filled days of crafts, books, movies and of course, dance! A different theme each week. Bring your lunch and a drink and we will supply the snacks. Summer classes also available for Creative Movement, Ballet, Tumbling, Jazz, Tap and Hip Hop. Ages 2 ½ & up. $200 first camp per person, 10% discount each add’l camp per person.  Each week is filled with activities based on the theme of the camp. To register or for more information visit alliancedanceacademy.com or call 843-757-8277.

Station 300 - Kids Bowl Free Summer Program: May 1- Sept. 5, Buckwalter Place Shopping Center, 25 Innovation Dr, Bluffton. Kids bowl 2 free games every day!Fill your summer days with fun at the state-of-the-art arcade with 40 games and a redemption prize center. Finish the day off at the snack bar and Zeppelin’s Bar & Grill featuring plenty of seating indoors and an outdoor patio. Hours vary – register at www.KidsBowlFree.com/Station300.station300.com for more information or call 843-815-2695 ext.3.

IJGA Summer Camp: Weekly sessions beginning June 5 through August 7. Train like a pro this summer. With a team of world-class professionals dedicated to developing junior golfers, at International Junior Golf Academy you’ll get the right technical, tactical, mental and physical training to accomplish amazing things this summer and beyond. IJGA’s unique program delivers customized golf training/competition by Director Jonathan Yarwood in a close, family environment in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Visit IJGASummerCamp.com or call 843-264-7448.

Coastal Carolina Camp (Ages 7 and up) at Shelter Cove Marina: A fun, engaging adventurer day camp. Daily activities may include kayaking, crabbing, water trampoline, environmental discovery and beachcombing. Plus lots of games that provide a great introduction to the Carolina salt marsh ecosystem and loads of fun. $125 per child per 2 day session. For more information visit outsidehiltonhead.com or call  800-686-6996.

Kids N’ Clay Camp: 10 AM -12:15 PM June 12-15 and June 23, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head. Students ages 7-12 will learn a variety of ceramic hand building techniques: including pinch, slab, coil, surface decoration, glazing, and more!  No class Friday, June 16 to fire clay pieces in the kiln; students return June 23 to glaze the work.  Pieces will be fired a second time and available for pick-up the following week. Tuition is $115. Online registration required. For more information contact Alana Adams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit  artshhi.com/workshops.

Theatre Camp: 9:30 AM -3:30 PM June 19-23 or July 24-28. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head. Campers ages 9-14 will make a cast of new friends during this fun-filled week! Campers will experience a mini-production and will not only be the cast, but will also be the production crew. Kids will learn how to write scripts, understand and develop characters, create sets, props, and design costumes. Tuition is $210, online registration is required. For more information contact Alana Adams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit  artshhi.com/workshops.

Take the Stage! Performing Arts Camp: 10 AM -12:15 PM - Ages 6-8, 12:45 PM-3 PM- Ages 9-13 June 26-30 or July 10-14, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head. Join us as we explore music, dance and drama in this one week camp. Students will work with professional artists and will be exposed to a variety of performing art forms in our Black Box Theatre and will create a mini showcase performance on Friday! Tuition is $110,  online registration is required. For more information contact Alana Adams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit  artshhi.com/workshops.

Mixed- Up Masterpieces Visual Arts Camp: 10 AM -12:15 PM Ages 9-13, 12:45 PM-3 PM Ages 6-8, June 26-30 or July 10-14, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head. In this one-week camp, students will study folk and fine art from all around the world that will inspire both traditional and unusual 2D and 3D masterpieces. A mini-showcase exhibit/reception will be held on Friday. Tuition is $110 , online registration is required. For more information contact Alana Adams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit  artshhi.com/workshops.

STEAM Camp: 10 AM -12:15 PM July 31- Aug. 4, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head. STEAM Summer Camp is an exciting and hands-on learning opportunity for youth ages 9-14, with a special emphasis on the STEAM curriculum areas (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics). During this fun-filled week campers will learn about concepts such as vibrations, circuits, forces of motion, simple machines, and electromagnetism while creating projects that will have them eager to learn more!  Projects will include a “robot” that draws, tiny dancing sculptures made with homopolar motors, pendulum paintings, kinetic sculptures, and “circuit bugs”.Tuition is $115, online registration is required. For more information contact Alana Adams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit  artshhi.com/workshops.

Guardian Angels Sitting Service: Guardian Angels Sitting Service is a Child Care, Elderly Companion & Pet Sitting Referral Agency, servicing the lowcountry and the surrounding areas. We provide Babysitters and Activity Coordinators to families, hotels, rental properties, churches, small and large company functions, weddings, camps, clubs, plantations and resorts. We can develop, plan and manage an Activities Program, Kid’s Night Out, Day Camps, Holiday Craft events and Week Long Summer Camps for your company. Call us today for more information 877-470-4277 x4.

Art Cafe Kids Night Out: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights, Art Cafe, 5 Lagoon Road. Kids will have so much fun at the Art Cafe! During Kids Night Out your child will paint two pottery projects, play games and eat dinner with other kids.  While the kids are having fun, the adults can enjoy a relaxing night downstairs at Rockfish Seafood and Steaks.  Please call 843-785-5525 for more details and to reserve spot today!