Your Week Ahead on Hilton Head Island

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Your Week Ahead: December 6 - 11

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

DECEMBER 6
Palmetto Plant Eaters Club Meeting
6:30 PM | Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry | FREE and Public

The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club which is free, open to the public, and meets monthly to teach and support whole food plant-based eating, will be hosting guest speaker Tanya George who will discuss aquafaba, a versatile cream made from chickpea water. She’ll discuss its many uses for baking and plant-based vegan cheeses. Learn more about the Palmetto Plant Eaters at www.PalmettoPlantEaters.com.

“The Market” : Village of Wexford Farmer’s Market
WEDNESDAYS, 10 AM - 2 PM | Village of Wexford | FREE

Enjoy this outdoor market featuring local homegrown “eats and treats” located in the heart of the Village at Wexford, bringing the freshest produce, delicacies and other locally-inspired items to area residents and visitors this fall in a unique Lowcountry setting.
DECEMBER 7
American Revolution Round Table
11:30 AM | 700 Tidepoint Way, HHI

Quarterly meeting to explore historic events and people of the American Revolution era emphasizing the importance and influence of the South. Jim Jordan, speaker, tour guide, and author will discuss Nathanael Greene, one of Washington's most trusted generals. Guests are welcome. For information and reservations, contact John Basch 843-707-7049 or Gina Tjersland 843-422-3815.

Farmer’s Market of Bluffton
THURSDAYS, 1 - 6 PM | Calhoun Cottages, Bluffton | FREE

Enjoy the fall air while browsing fresh local produce, specialty items (think pickles!), and prepared foods (think beer-basted chicken!). Check out their website for more.

DECEMBER 8
“Mia Moona Lisa” Art Exhibit: Opening Reception
During Gallery Hours | Karis Art Gallery | FREE

Hilton Head Island artist Amos Hummell revisits his inner "Moon Dog." with this collection of moonlit fantasies inspired by a fascination with lights in the night and with mythological sea sirens and ancient mariners.

DECEMBER 8 - 10
Holiday Market For Young Entrepreneurs
Coligny Plaza | FREE Entry

For three days, young crafters and artists 18 and under will have a chance to share their creations with shoppers in one of the most heavily trafficked holiday shopping spots on Hilton Head Island, decorating their kiosk as they see fit and learning how to turn their hobby into a trade.

DECEMBER 9
Music on Malphrus: David Roth
Doors at 6, Music at 7 | Unitarian Universalist Church, Bluffton | $20

James Taylor meets Jon Stewart? Award-winning singer/songwriter David Roth makes his first visit to Bluffton to present an evening of unique original music, a roller-coaster ride of hilarity, poignancy, spontaneity, and inspiration.7 p.m. For more, call 843-837-3330 or visit uulowcountry.org.


Holiday Fireside Movies with Popcorn
7 PM | The terrace at Sonesta Resort

Every Saturday night in December, enjoy a movie on the terrace at Sonesta Resort. Pull up a comfy chair by the fireside, have some warm popcorn and take in a show.

DECEMBER 10
Breakfast with Santa
9 AM - 12 PM | Sonesta Resort | $22 (over 13), $12 (8 to 12 years), FREE (Under 4)

Enjoy breakfast with Santa at Heyward’s Restaurant and Seacrest Terrace and Patio. A photographer will capture holiday moments for guests.

Helping Parents Heal
1 - 3 PM | Seaquins Ballroom

Monthly meetings of this non-profit organization are dedicated to assisting parents who have lost children, giving them support and resources to aid in the healing process. For more call 201-233-6015 or email ivouvalides@aol.com.

Teddy Bear Sunday at St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church

Those attending may bring a new bear which will be given as part of the church’s Christmas Grace store for those in need as well as provided to local helping.

LOOKING AHEAD

THROUGH DECEMBER 22
Society of Bluffton Artists’ Holiday Boutique
11:30 AM - 3 PM | SoBA | FREE Entry

A unique place to shop for the holidays from local artists with a variety of creative items to choose from — including jewelry, cards, holiday decorations, small paintings, floral arrangements and fiber art. SoBA is a flourishing art hub in Bluffton’s historic District at the corner of Church and Calhoun streets. Call 843-757-6586 or visit sobagallery.com.

THROUGH DECEMBER 23
Pictures with Santa at the South Beach Inn
FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS ONLY 3 - 7 PM | South Beach Inn | FREE

Families, children and well-behaved, leashed pets are invited to get their pictures taken with Santa. Savor Tasty Holiday treats to fuel your fun. Write letters to Santa and send them to the North Pole. For more, visit Saltydog.com.

Pictures with Santa at Bluffton Salty Dog T-shirt Factory
12 - 3 PM | Salty Dog T-Shirt Factory | FREE

Families, children and well-behaved, leashed pets are invited to get their pictures taken with Santa. Write and send letters to the North Pole. Take home some reindeer food so the reindeers have no problem finding your house. For more, visit saltydog.com.
THROUGH DECEMBER 24
Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens - December Nights & Holiday Lights
Nightly, Weather-dependent | Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens | $5 Adult, $3 Children

Savannah's jewel of a Christmas returns with 1,000,000 sparkling lights across the Gardens. Visit with Santa Claus and the Coastal Rail Buff's miniature train display. Stop at Mrs. Claus' Kitchen for a hot beverage or baked goodies. Call 912-921-5460 or visit coastalgeorgiabg.org.

THROUGH DECEMBER 27  
The Island Christmas Village
11 AM - 3 PM | Christ Lutheran Church | FREE

This winter wonderland is filled with trains, trolleys and villages to excite the young and young-at-heart. This year’s theme is Christmas around the world, highlighting eight countries and how each one celebrates Christmas. Free and open to the public, donations of canned goods and toys accepted in support of Deep Well and St. James Baptist Church Soup Kitchen. 11 AM will be story time with Greg Crispell from the Hilton Head Library and photos with Santa from the Lens Club. Call 843-785-5560 or visit info@clchhi.com.

THROUGH DECEMBER 30
Beadazzled: Art Exhibit
Gallery Hours | Arts Center of Coastal Carolina | FREE Entry

Beaded sculptures, jewelry and embroidered art pieces fashioned with thread or wire are just a few of the techniques displayed in the Beadazzled Show. Choose a stylish, elegant gift for that special someone or for yourself. The artists will be demonstrating their techniques from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. on three Thursdays, December 14, 21 and 28.

THROUGH DECEMBER 30
Tis’ the Season at Shelter Cove Towne Centre
6 - 9 PM NIGHTLY | Shelter Cove | FREE Entry

Ti’s the Season at Shelter Cove Towne Centre! This lighting spectacular will include holiday lights throughout Shelter Cove Towne Centre, Horse & Carriage rides, Train rides, Rock Wall, Skating Rink, Santa Claus and more! Park your car, stroll through the lights, enjoy nightly activities all while enjoying entertainment, shopping dining and more! All proceeds to benefit the Island Rec Center. For more, visit sheltercovetownecentre.com/events/lights.

THROUGH DECEMBER 31
“Mia Moona Lisa” Art Exhibit
During Gallery Hours | Karis Art Gallery | FREE

Hilton Head Island artist Amos Hummell revisits his inner "Moon Dog." with this collection of moonlit fantasies inspired by a fascination with lights in the night and with mythological sea sirens and ancient mariners. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8.

THROUGH – JANUARY 1
Harbour Town Lights
8 PM - 12 AM | The Sea Pines Resort’s Harbour Town | FREE

Enjoy the lights! Stroll along the Harbour and enjoy the illuminated seasonal figures surrounding our towering Christmas tree. Harbour Town is the perfect place to be this holiday season with live entertainment and activities. The official tree lighting will take place just prior to the Gregg Russell concert on Friday, Nov. 24 at 7:30 PM.

DECEMBER 13
Pinot Envy 5 Course Wine Dinner
6 PM | ELA’s Blu Water Grille | $90

Special culinary pairings by Chef James Wooten featuring wines from Foley Family Wines & Domaine Caneros.

DECEMBER 14
League of Women Voters Annual Holiday Luncheon
11:30 AM - 2 PM | Country Club of Hilton Head | $30, RSVP by Dec. 5

The public is encouraged to attend this annual event. Guest Speaker will be James Mallory on the topic of Real and Fake News. For more, visit lwvhhi.org/calendar.

DECEMBER 15
Movie on the Green
Gates at 4:30 PM, Movie at 6 PM | Moreland Village, Palmetto Bluff | $20 per Car

In the spirit of the season, Red Piano Gallery presents a showing of Elf. Bring beach chairs, blankets, and favorite Friday night date. Hot toddies and movie snacks along with candy from our favorite Elf. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. to mix and mingle with Santa. Proceeds will be donated to Honor Our Heroes Foundation.

Sounds of Christmas Concert
8 PM | First Presbyterian Church | $15 - 40

This joyful holiday treat features Carols Galore, Vivaldi's Gloria and Christmas Movie Soundtracks. For tickets, call 843.341.3818 or visit hiltonheadchoralsociety.org.

DECEMBER 15 - 17
Pop Up Art Show
10 AM - 4 PM | Moreland Village, Palmetto Bluff, 744 Old Moreland Rd. | FREE Entry

Red Piano has curated a collection of art from renowned Lowcountry and Southern artists, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Honor Our Heroes Foundation.


DECEMBER 16
Holiday Fireside Movies with Popcorn
7 PM | The terrace at Sonesta Resort

Every Saturday night in December, enjoy a movie on the terrace at Sonesta Resort. Pull up a comfy chair by the fireside, have some warm popcorn and take in a show.

DECEMBER 17
Breakfast with Santa
9 AM - 12 PM | Sonesta Resort | $22 (over 13), $12 (8 to 12 years), FREE (Under 4)

Enjoy breakfast with Santa at Heyward’s Restaurant and Seacrest Terrace and Patio. A photographer will capture holiday moments for guests.

Children’s Pageants at St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church
10 AM in Bluffton, 10:30 AM on Hilton Head | FREE

In addition to regular worship services, children will present pageants at the Bluffton and Hilton Head churches. For more, visit hhiumc.com.

DECEMBER 20
Color with Candace Whittemore Lovely
3 - 5 PM | The French Bakery

Learn to color the Impressionist Way with the country’s foremost living Impressionist painter. Enjoy an afternoon of tea, croissants, and crayons while Ms. Lovely guides you through the process of coloring one of her paintings from her beautiful new coloring books. An event for all ages and skill levels. Call 843-540-3963 or visit candacelovely.com.


DECEMBER 23
Holiday Fireside Movies with Popcorn
7 PM | The terrace at Sonesta Resort

Every Saturday night in December, enjoy a movie on the terrace at Sonesta Resort. Pull up a comfy chair by the fireside, have some warm popcorn and take in a show.

CHRISTMAS EVE: DECEMBER 24
Christmas Eve Dinner
3 - 8 PM | ELA’s Blu Water Grille

ELA’s Blue Water Grill will be serving traditional holiday offerings in addition to its regular menu. Live local music by Bill Peterson.

CHRISTMAS DAY: DECEMBER 25
Christmas Night Dinner Buffet
5 - 9 PM | Sonesta Resort Hilton Head | $39 (Adults), $16 (Ages 7-12), $9 (Ages 3-5)

Enjoy a Lowcountry-inspired Christmas Dinner with family and friends. Indulge in Southern favorites and delectable desserts.

NEW YEAR’S EVE: DECEMBER 31
New Year’s Eve Dinner
Dinner at 7 PM, Ballroom 10 PM - 1 AM | Sonesta Resort Hilton Head

Bring in the New Year with Sonesta! Enjoy a special buffet at  Heyward’s Restaurant followed by entertainment at Bayley’s Bar. Watch the ball drop in the Savannah Ballroom in an intimate setting with live music and late night appetizer menu.

New Year’s Eve Dinner
5 PM - 1 AM | ELA’s Blue Water Grille

ELA’s Blue Water Grille is serving special holiday offerings in addition to its regular menu. Champagne toast will be complimentary and stay for the notorious 3-story balloon drop at midnight. Local live music by John Wasem and Reid Richmond.

ONGOING

Garvin-Garvey Cottage Tours: By appointment, Tuesdays and Thursdays, located in Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St, Bluffton. Visit the newly opened Garvin-Garvey Freedman’s Cottage.Tours will be offered by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays for $5.00 per person, with a 24-hour reservation. For more information about the Garvin-Garvey Cottage and its history please visit townofbluffton.sc.gov/garvin-garvey

Forest Preserve Wagon Journey
TUESDAYS 3:30 - 4:30 PM | Sea Pines Resort | $16 Adult, $13 Child

Sit back, relax and experience the animals and plant life of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Reservations required; contact 843-842-1979.

Fall-Winter Adult Reading Program
Days and Times Vary | Bluffton Branch Library | FREE

Missed or didn't get to read enough during summer reading? Join us and participate in the fall-winter reading program and register to win gift cards or movie passes. Read three books a month and submit your reading log at the Bluffton Branch reference desk. For more, contact Armistead Reasoner at 843-255-6512 or areasoner@bcgov.net or visit beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Uncovering the Roots of Reconstruction
FRIDAYS 9:30 AM | Coastal Discovery Museum | $15 Adults, $10 Children

Discover this new tour, a partnership with the Coastal Discovery Museum, Hilton Head Island Land Trust and the Mitchelville Preservation Project. Meet at the Coastal Discovery Museum for a short introduction and then participants will caravan in their own personal vehicles to the sites. Visit the site of the self-governing community of Mitchelville (est. 1862) to learn about the Port Royal Experiment and how freedom and reconstruction impacted the new citizens who lived there. Nearby, join a guide for a tour of Fort Howell, built in 1864 to protect the town of Mitchelville. Reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 224 or online at coastaldiscovery.org.

Nightly Entertainment at Coligny Plaza
NIGHTLY 6:30 PM | Coligny Plaza | FREE

Don’t miss the fun at Coligny Plaza! There’s something for everyone all summer long, including Magic with Gary Mauer on Mondays, Trivia Night with Barry Kaufman on Saturdays, and live music and DJs the rest of the week. Featuring over 60 shops and restaurants, historic Coligny Plaza has It.

Music & Taste on the Harbour at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina
THURSDAYS 6 - 9 PM | Near the Neptune Statue, Shelter Cove | FREE
This outdoor seasonal event continues to provide entertainment by local bands, and light appetizers, wine, beer and cocktails available for purchase by Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina restaurants. Limited seating is provided so you are encouraged to bring your own chairs. Visit PalmettoDunes.com/ShelterCove for complete details. Admission is free and open to the public; guests are asked to please  bring a canned good donation for Deep Well.

Bach Lobster Nights
WEDNESDAY Evenings | The Wreck of the Salty Dog | $25

Enjoy live Maine Lobster ($25) with a side of live piano music. Call the Lobster Line to reserve your lobster 843-683-6465.

Birding at Pinckney Island
7:30 - 9:30 AM | Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge | $12

The Coastal Discovery Museum has announced a Fall 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. These varying areas allow participants to see many different species of birds. Ages 12 and older. Participants are asked to bring their own binoculars and the program will be canceled in case of rain. Reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223.

Historic Zion Cemetery and Baynard Mausoleum
WEDNESDAYS 10 AM | Intersection of U.S. 278 and Mathews Drive | $12 Adult, $7 Child

Join the Heritage Library for a tour of the cemetery where Revolutionary War soldiers are buried. Learn about the oldest existing structure on Hilton Head Island and explore the location where planters antebellum church and muster house used to sit. $12 per adult, $7 per child. Registration required, call 843-686-6050 or visit HeritageLib.org.

Historic Ft. Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation
THURSDAYS 10 AM | Fort Mitchel, 65 Skull Creek Dr. | $12 Adult, $7 Child

Join the Heritage Library for a tour of the Civil War battery Skull Creek built to protect Port Royal Sound the Seabrook Coaling Station. $12 per adult, $7 per child. Registration required, call 843-686-6050 or visit HeritageLib.org.

Historic Tours by Bicycle
WEDNESDAYS 10 AM | Squire Pope Community Park | $15 Adult, $10 Child

Take a ride along the waterfront corridor of Squire Pope Road and learn about Hilton Head Island’s unique and rich history of Native Americans, The Civil War, Reconstruction, the Gullah Community and more. Tour lasts about 1 & 1//2 hour, and is safe, casual and fun. Helmets required, bug spray and water suggested. Bring your own bike. $15 Adult, $10 Child, 10 and up only. Book online at HeritageLib.org.

Live Music at Harbourside Burgers and Brews
NIGHTLY 5:30 - 8 PM | Harbourside, Harbour Town | Complimentary

Find yourself beneath the shade of Harbour Town’s legendary Liberty Oak and listen to the cast of serenaders that rotates nightly. Open seasonally, this friendly open-air café is the perfect place to stop in for a refreshment after you've spent the day sightseeing and shopping in Harbour Town.

Nightly Entertainment Up the Creek Pub and Grill
NIGHTLY 7 PM | Next to Broad Creek Marina | Complimentary

Where casual, family friendly, waterfront dining is yours to enjoy. Nightly entertainment includes Fire Juggling and Live Gators with Joe Maffo. Live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Call 843-681- DOCK (3625) or visit upthecreekpubandgrill.com.

Shops at Sea Pines Center Farmer’s Market
TUESDAYS 10 AM - 2 PM | The Shops at Sea Pines Center | FREE

Each Tuesday from 10 to 2 there is a Farmers' Market at The Shops at Sea Pines Center. The market features Lowcountry produce, crafts, artwork, food, plants, jewelry, and fashions.

“The Market” : Village of Wexford Farmer’s Market
WEDNESDAYS, 10 AM - 2 PM | Village of Wexford | FREE

Enjoy this outdoor market featuring local homegrown “eats and treats” located in the heart of the Village at Wexford, bringing the freshest produce, delicacies and other locally-inspired items to area residents and visitors this fall in a unique Lowcountry setting.

Farmer’s Market of Bluffton
THURSDAYS, 1 - 6 PM | Calhoun Cottages, Bluffton | FREE

Enjoy the fall air while browsing fresh local produce, specialty items (think pickles!), and prepared foods (think beer-basted chicken!). Check out their website for more.

Entertainment at The Pearl Kitchen and Bar
THURSDAY - SATURDAYS 7 - 10 PM | The Pearl Kitchen and Bar, Bluffton | Complimentary

Enjoy live entertainment with an exceptional dinner, prepared with the freshest ingredients to excite, entice, and keep you coming back for more. For additional information call 843-757-5511 or visit thepearlbluffton.com.

Tour Historic Zion Cemetery and Baynard Mausoleum
WEDNESDAYS 10 AM | Intersection of U.S. 278 and Mathews Drive | $12 Adult, $7 Child

Join the Heritage Library for a tour of the cemetery where Revolutionary War soldiers are buried. Learn about the oldest existing structure on Hilton Head Island and explore the location where planters antebellum church and muster house used to sit. Registration required, call 843-686-6050 or visit HeritageLib.org.
Marine Science Expeditions
TUESDAYS 10 AM to 12 pm | Departing from Skull Creek Marina | $45 Adult, $30 Child

The 2-hour expedition aboard research vessel SPARTINA with Marine Biologist Amber Kuehn will take place in Skull Creek and either Jarvis Creek or Mackeys Creek. It will allow participants to observe nature up close with a display of live organisms.  A scientific explanation will accompany a trip through this scenic waterway and salt marsh.  From microscopic animals to dolphins, the possibilities are endless. Ask your technical questions and get educated answers. Space is limited and reservations are required. You may call 843-689-6767 ext 223 or make reservations at coastaldiscovery.org.

Lowcountry Critters with Joe Maffo
WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS, 10 AM to 2 PM | Coastal Discovery Museum | $10 Adult, $5 Child

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.  Participants will have a chance to get an up-close view of the various animals, learn more about them and take lots of photos.  There will be no formal presentation; visitors can stop by various stations to meet the different types of animals on site. No reservations for this program just drop in and see!

Tour Historic Ft. Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation
THURSDAYS 10 AM | 65 Skull Creek Dr | $12 Adult, $7 Child

Join the Heritage Library for a tour of the Civil War battery Skull Creek built to protect Port Royal Sound the Seabrook Coaling Station. $12 per adult, $7 per child. Registration required, call 843-686-6050 or visit HeritageLib.org.

Pinckney Island Shuttle Tours
TUESDAYS, 10:30 AM to 12 PM | Pinckney Island parking lot | FREE

Friends of the Savannah Coastal Wildlife Refuges is pleased to offer free guided shuttle tours of Pinckney Island NWR. These tours are available for the general public and especially for those with accessibility challenges. This wouldn’t be possible without funding from the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. We hope you will come out to explore this exciting refuge. Registration is required at coastalrefuges.org/PI/.  For questions, contact kathryn7reed@aol.com.

Historic Tours by Bicycle
WEDNESDAYS, 10 AM | Leaving from 137 Squire Pope Rd | $15 Adult, $10 Child

Take a ride along the waterfront corridor of Squire Pope Road and learn about Hilton Head Island’s unique and rich history of Native Americans, The Civil War, Reconstruction, the Gullah Community and more. Tour lasts about 1 & 1//2 hour, and is safe, casual and fun. Helmets required, bug spray and water suggested. Bring your own bike. $15 Adult, $10 Child, 10 and up only. Book online at HeritageLib.org.

Shelter Cove Towne Centre - Movie Nights in the Park
THURSDAYS, 9 PM | Shelter Cove Community Park | FREE

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.

Candace Whittemore Lovely Special Exhibition
MONDAYS - SUNDAYS, 8 AM to 3 PM | The French Bakery, Shelter Cove Towne Centre | FREE

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 candacelovely.com.

Savannah Culinary Tour
TUESDAYS - SATURDAYS, 1:30 PM | Savannah Historic District | $49 Adult, $45 Military, $39 Child

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. Reservations are required. For more, call 912-604-3007 or visit SavannahCulinaryTour.com.

Town of Hilton Head seeks volunteers for Culture and Arts Committee
Ongoing | Click Here to Apply Online | Call 843-341-4604

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 or call the above number. Please submit a resume with your application.

Meditation + Yoga
MONDAYS, 9 AM - 10 AM | Hilton Head Library | FREE

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. For more information, contact Lauren Read at 843-255-6531 or lread@bcgov.net

Sweetgrass Basket Making Classes
Alternating SATURDAYS, 10:30 AM until 12:30 PM | Coastal Discovery Museum | $65

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 starting a basket of your own using locally found natural materials. Please note, a minimum of 5 participants is required for this class to occur, with a temporary entrance on 278 eastbound between Spanish Wells Road and Gumtree Road reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223.

Dolphin Research Excursion by Coastal Discovery Museum
Most WEDNESDAYS, 10 AM to 2 PM | May River | $55

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. Ages 10 and older only, please. Reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223 or online at coastaldiscovery.org.

Lowcountry Critters with Joe Maffo at the Museum
WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS, 11 AM - 2 PM | Coastal Discovery Museum | $10 Adult, $5 Child

This casual “meet and greet” will help participants learn more about the alligators, snakes, turtles and other critters that share Hilton Head Island with us. 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. No reservations for this program just drop in and see!  

Monday Night Exhibitions
MONDAYS, 5:30 PM through August | Sea Pines Racquet Club | FREE

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.

Tennis Exhibition and Happy Hour
MONDAYS, 5:30 PM | Palmetto Dunes | FREE

Tennis staff members & guests gather over cocktails to watch the pros play on Centre Court in Palmetto Dunes. For more, visit palmettodunes.com.

Freshwater Fishing
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 10 AM -11:30 AM | Sea Pines Resort | $19 Adult, $14 Child

Enjoy a relaxing morning by the beautiful lakes of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve while fishing. Supplies provided. Reservations required; contact (843) 842-1979.

Golf Croquet & Clinic
WEDNESDAYS, 10 AM | Sea Pines Resort | $11

Enjoy a clinic playing golf croquet on our immaculate lawn adjacent to the Harbour Town Clubhouse, with complimentary equipment available throughout the day. Reservations are required; contact 843-842-1979.

Live Jazz at ELA’s
SUNDAYS during Brunch or Nightly, 7 PM | ELA'S Blu Water Grille | Complimentary

Enjoy the sounds of local jazz stalwarts on our grand piano during Sunday brunch and select evenings. For a complete schedule, call 843.785.3030.

The Jazz Corner
NIGHTLY concerts at 8 PM, doors open at 6 PM | The Village at Wexford C-1 | Prices Vary

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, call 843-842-8620 or visit thejazzcorner.com.

First Books of Beaufort in Need of Volunteers
Dates and Times Flexible | Apply Here

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 choose a time, date, and school convenient for them once per month. For more information or to volunteer, email firstbooksofbeaufort@gmail.com or visit firstbooksofbeaufort.com.

Tea Time at Rose Hill Mansion
TUESDAYS at 2 PM | Rose Hill Mansion | $40

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. 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 | Call for Pricing

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 classapro@pga.com.