Your Week Ahead: September 19-26, 2018
Looking for something fun to do this week? Find everything that is happening around the Lowcountry in our event calendar.
"Beaches, Backyards & Beyond” at Society of Bluffton Artists Gallery: Joan Moreau McKeever, working in various mediums, is the featured artist at the Society of Bluffton Artists Gallery. An opening reception is slated for 3-5 p.m. Sept. 9. At the gallery. 15 Captains Cove, Bluffton. 843-757-6586 or sobagallery.com.
SEPT. 11-OCT. 2
Brain Boosters 101 @ Memory Matters: Brain Boosters is Memory Matters’ popular brain wellness program for active adults. It is an important way to feed your brain. $80 for four sessions. 2-4 p.m., Memory Matters, 117 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-6688.
3-Day Oil Painting Workshop with Peggy Ellis: Peggy Ellis, the daughter of nationally renowned artist Ray Ellis, returns to Art League Academy to teach “Creating Oil Paintings that Glow.” In this workshop, you will learn how to trust your creative instincts and allow the process to guide you. Cost is $315 for Art League members and $350 for non-members. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 19-21, Art League Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-5738 or email@example.com.
Share the Bounty: Join us for dinner and a silent auction of golf packages, restaurant certificates, and a variety of exciting items. New this year will be a wine pull. Cost is $100. Harbour Town Clubhouse, Sea Pines, 11 Lighthouse Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-3689 or www.secondhelpingslc.org.
PTR Wheelchair Tennis Championship: The best tennis players on two wheels will be back on Hilton Head Island in September, when Professional Tennis Registry hosts the Wheelchair Tennis Championship at Chaplin Park Tennis Center and Hilton Head Motorcoach Resort. Money, bottled water, food for lunches and other items for the players are needed, as are scholarships to help players with entry fees and travel. To donate, contact Julie at 843-785-7244 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To volunteer during the championship or for more information, contact Paige at 843-785-7244 or email@example.com.
Barbers of the Lowcountry’s Inaugural Clipper Cup Golf Tournament: The Barbers of the Lowcountry is sponsoring the Clipper Cup Golf Tournament, an inaugural event that will raise money for Bluffton Self Help. Entry fee is $100 a player. 11 a.m., Crescent Pointe Golf Club, 1 Crescent Pointe, Bluffton. 843-815-4423 or www.barbersofthelowcountry.com.
Hilton Head Island Shrimp Festival: The inaugural Hilton Head Island Shrimp Festival will be held on the lawn adjacent to the Liberty Oak. The event will feature a shrimp-tasting contest, food, craft beer, live music and a fun zone for children, including face painting and bounce houses. Tickets are $20; children ages 8 and younger get in free. 2-6 p.m., Liberty Oak, 147 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-384-5095 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebration of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness Gala: Live entertainment with Ken Kolbe, featuring Neil Diamond music, dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions, and raffle. Cost is $85. 5:30 p.m., Sea Pines Country Club, Harbour Town, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-2222 or www.pregnancycenterhhi.org.
Purdue Basketball Coach to Speak at Big 10 Picnic: The Big 10 coalition will host the sixth annual kick-off picnic. Coach Sharon Versyp, the Purdue women’s basketball coach, will be the speaker. All Big 10 alumni are invited to the picnic. 4-6:30 p.m., Indigo Hall in Indigo Run Plantation, Hilton Head Island. email@example.com.
Harbour Town Fall Fest: Enjoy the splendor of Harbour Town with a Harbour Town sidewalk sale offering great deals from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; local favorite Deas-Guyz in concert from 1-4 p.m.; nautical activities featuring a variety of watersports, tours and boat rides; dining on the harbor all day; and children’s activities from 1-4 p.m. The Carolina Dreamers Car Club will have a selection of classic cars on hand from noon-4 p.m. Harbour Town, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979.
The Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island Fall Luncheon: WAHHI’s fall luncheon will feature WSAV chief meteorologist Kris Allred as keynote speaker. The luncheon is open to WAHHI members and the general public. Cost is $30 per member and $32 for online registration; $38 per guest and $40 for online registration. Sonesta Resort, Shipyard Plantation, Hilton Head Island. firstname.lastname@example.org or www.wahhi.org.
SEPT. 24-27, SEPT. 29-30
“Ansboury Academy” and Pickleball Tournament: Participants will enjoy a week of pickleball with Sarah and Linh Ansboury. Sarah Ansboury is Palmetto Dunes’ pickleball touring professional and director of pickleball instruction. Cost is $595 for 15 hours. This week of instruction leads up to the Island Rec Center’s pickleball tournament Sept. 29-30. Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort’s Tennis and Pickleball Center, 6 Trent Jones Lane, Hilton Head Island. 877-567-6513 or www.palmettodunes.com.
15th Annual Mortgage Network Tee Off Fore the Arts Golf and Tennis Tournament: Both golf and tennis will have starring roles in the 15th annual Tee Off Fore the Arts, as the mixed doubles round robin tennis tournament returns. This will be a perfect day on the links or the court in support of Arts Center programming. Cost for hole sponsors is $1,700 per team; a golf foursome is $1,400 per team; golf is $350 a player; tennis is $150 a player. Donations are welcome. Wexford Plantation, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-3945, ext. 210, or email@example.com.
4th Annual Game Day Fundraiser: Event includes buffet lunch, games, door prizes and raffle tickets for gift baskets. Sponsored by GFWC Woman’s League of the Lowcountry. Proceeds will benefit local charities in Beaufort and Jasper Counties and Operation Smile. $30. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The Golf Club at Indigo Run, 101 Berwick Drive, Hilton Head Island. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Camera Club of Hilton Head Island Meeting: Kelley Luikey will speak on where and how to shoot wildlife, printing and finishing your image, and shooting with editing in mind. Free. 7 p.m., Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 2 Mathews Court, Hilton Head Island. cchhi.net.
“Tide of Death: The Sea Island Hurricane of 1893:” This Coastal Discovery Museum program commemorates the 125th anniversary of the most devastating natural disaster to effect Hilton Head Island. A lecture about the Sea Island Hurricane presented by Grace Cordial of Beaufort County Library is at 3 p.m. Cost is $7 a person. 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223.
Where's the Wag Wednesday?: People will receive clues via the Hilton Head Humane Association’s Facebook page to determine where the event will be each week. Noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays. If you guess the location and the dog the humane association is bringing to the event, you’ll win a prize. 843-681-8686 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sea Turtle Life
Explore the amazing journey of loggerhead sea turtles from eggs to adulthood. Discover how easy it is to help protect these fascinating sea creatures. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 4-12; reservations are required. 1-2:30 p.m. Thursdays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 877-567-6513.
Beach Yoga: Enjoy beautiful views of the ocean as you relax and focus on strength, flexibility and balance. Please bring a beach towel to use as your yoga mat, and meet our instructor on the beach behind the Sea Pines Beach Club. Cost is $15 per adult and reservations are required. 8 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com/events.
Freshwater Fishing: Enjoy a relaxing morning fishing from the shore by the beautiful lakes of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Supplies will be provided. Cost is $18 for adults and $13 for children ages 12 and younger. Reservations are required. 9-10:30 a.m. Mondays-Thursdays, The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com/events.
Dive-In Movie: Enjoy a fun summer night floating on a tube at the Harbour Town swimming pool while watching a movie and eating pizza with your family. Cost is $13 per adult, $10 per child ages 12 and younger. Reservations are required. 8 p.m. Tuesdays, The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com/events.
Tie-Dye T-Shirts: Join us at the Sea Pines Beach Club and create a tie-dyed T-shirt with The Sea Pines Resort logo. Sizes available are youth small through adult sizes. Cost is $16 per shirt. Noon-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com/events.
Forest Preserve Wagon Journey: Sit back, relax and experience the animals and plant life of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Cost is $16 for adults and $13 per child ages 12 and younger; reservations are required. 5-6 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.seapines.com/events.
Lowcountry Critters with Joe Maffo: Joe Maffo with Critter Management will bring along some of his “friends” to share with everyone. 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. Cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child ages 12 and younger; those younger than 5 get in free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, Coastal Discover Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.coastaldiscovery.org
Hands-On History 2018: See history come alive through these hands-on, family-friendly programs led by experienced first-person interpreters. Planned activities include Games of the Past, Camp Dig It, Living History with Capt. William Hilton and Indigo Discovery with Eliza Lucas Pinckney (check website for schedule). Cost is $12 for adults and $10 for children ages 5-12; reservations are required. 10:30-11:30 a.m., Tuesdays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223, or www.coastaldiscovery.org
Explore Honey Horn: Enjoy a relaxing morning fishing from the shore by the beautiful lakes of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Supplies will be provided. Cost is $18 for adults and $13 for children ages 12 and younger. Reservations are required. 9-10:30 a.m. Mondays-Thursdays, The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com/events.
Historic Zion Cemetery and Baynard Mausoleum: 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 be. $12 per adult, $7 per child. Registration is required. 10 a.m., Wednesdays, intersection of U.S. 278 and Mathews Drive. 843-686-6050 or www.heritagelib.org.
Lab Open House at the Coastal Discovery Museum is held every Monday and Wednesday from 2-4 pm. Explore the life cycles of Lowcountry animals like fish, horseshoe crabs, hermit crabs, frogs, lizards, snakes and an alligator. Discover through hands-on, interactive displays and games. $2 per person donation suggested. 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.Coastaldiscovery.org.
Under The Sea: This new program at the Coastal Discovery Museum’s Tom Peeples Lab at 1 p.m. Fridays. Reservations required. Take a closer look at smaller marine creatures. Find out what lived in those shells you find on the beach, feed a horseshoe crab and watch it chew with its legs, help a hermit crab find a new home, more. $10 for adults; $5 for children. 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223, or www.Coastaldiscovery.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 Americans 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.
Farmers Market of Bluffton: The market is now open with additional public parking provided by the town of Bluffton. An artisan showcase on the first Thursday of every month highlights a rotating group of local artists and their fine craftsmanship. Keep an eye out for new food and farm vendors this year and find your next favorite thing. 1-6 p.m., Thursdays, 1271 May River Road, Bluffton. www.Farmersmarketbluffton.org.
Tea Time at Rose Hill Mansion: Experience afternoon tea at a beautiful plantation house in the Lowcountry. Selections include custom crafted teas, elegant finger sandwiches and heavenly desserts. Small groups or large groups welcome; reservations are required. $40 per person. 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Rose Hill Mansion, 199 Rose Hill Way, Bluffton. 843-757-6046.
Golf Clinics for All Ages: Group and individual golf programs for adults and juniors led by PGA professional Jeff Picus of Excel and Enjoy Golf Academy. Registration is required. Times vary, Country Club of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Island. 843-295-8888 or email@example.com.
Stitch of the Week: In this class, needlepointers learn new stitches to help them hone in on their craft. $20. 10-11 a.m. Thursdays, through Dec. 31. Needlepoint Junction, 6134, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. needlepointjunctionhhi.com.
Fishing & Crabbing Lessons: Ben Green with Mt. Calvery Missionary Baptist Church on Squire Pope Road will offer a free missionary program that teaches children fishing and crabbing skills. Every Saturday 4 p.m., Rowing & Sailing Center, 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-816-0172.
Adult Wine and Paint Night: Paint and Play is an adult wine and paint night of fun entertainment for all skill levels — no experience needed. Relax, unwind and let out your inner creativity as artist Kristin Griffis helps you create your own finished piece of artwork. Thursdays, Art League Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-5738 or www.artleaguehhi.org.
Guided Tours of Heyward House Museum and Welcome Center: The museum offers guided tours of the 4-room Carolina farmhouse and two outbuildings, which are filled with interesting artifacts and furnishings from the late 1800s into the 1920s. Tours last approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour and are offered as visitors arrive unless previously scheduled. Cost is $10 and reservations are not required, unless you have a group of 10 or more. Guided tours are available 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.- 3 p.m Saturdays. Heyward House Museum and Welcome Center, 70 Boundary St., Bluffton. heywardhouse.org.
Daufuskie Island Artisans and History Tour: Take a boat cruise from Hilton Head Island to Daufuskie Island and learn about Native Americans, European settlers, and Gullah people who made this island their home. Visit unique historical sites and meet local artists in their studios. Cost is $85 and $65 per child 12 and under. 1:30-5:30 p.m. Fridays. Depart from Shelter Cove Marina, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223.
Marsh Tacky Horse Tour: Descended from horses brought to the Lowcountry in the 1500s, there are now around 300 marsh tackies left in existence. Learn about the history of these adaptable horses and take a trip to our historic barn. There you will meet the museum’s two resident horses, Comet and Hawk, and learn about their care and conservation. Cost is $7 and reservations are required. 2 p.m. Fridays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223, or at coastaldiscovery.org/calendarofevents.
Uncovering the Roots of Reconstruction: Visit the site of the self-governing community of Mitchelville, established in 1862, to learn about the Port Royal Experiment and how freedom and reconstruction impacted the new citizens who lived there. Join a guide for a tour of Fort Howell, built in 1864 to protect the town of Mitchelville. Learn about the 32nd U.S. Colored Infantry troops who built the fort, the methods used to construct it, and the importance of its preservation. Cost is $15 for adults; $10 for children ages 6-12. Reservations are required. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223.
Zion Chapel of Ease Cemetery & Living History Tour: Meet historical characters who lived on the Island during the Antebellum period and see inside the oldest existing structure on Hilton Head Island. Tour where Revolutionary War solders are buried and explore the location of the planters’ antebellum church and muster house. 10 a.m. Fridays, Zion, Hilton Head Island. friendsofbaynard.org or heritagelib.org.
Deaz Guys: Deas Guyz features an entertaining mix of old Motown, rhythm and blues, pop, rock, reggae and dance beats. The range of musical selections includes Motown sounds of the Temptations, The Drifters, Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye; Bob Marley classics; the style of Gregory Isaacs and Dennis Brown; to the hip-hop sounds of Lauren Hill and R. Kelly. $10. 8-11 p.m. Sundays, The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620.
Fort Mitchel Tours: Tour this historic Civil War earthwork battery with an experienced guide. Fort Mitchel was built to protect the Seabrook Coaling Station in 1862. When entering the plantation, please ask the guard for a pass to Fort Mitchel. The guard will ask for an ID. $12 per adult, $7 per child. 10 a.m. Thursdays, Fort Mitchel, Hilton Head Plantation, 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6560 or heritage.lib.org.
Lavon Stevens Presents “Jazz in the Key of Life”: Join this favorite group for a blues and jazz celebration of artists including Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Al Jarreau, Johnny Mercer and more. $7. 8-11 p.m. Thursdays, The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620.
Garvin-Garvey House Tours: The Garvin-Garvey House is located at the intersection of Bridge Street and Wharf Street within the Old Town district of Bluffton. The structure dates to roughly 1870 and is an excellent example of Carolina Lowcountry vernacular architecture of the late 19th century. It is believed to be one of the earliest known freedmen owned houses still extant on the May River. $5, free for children younger than 10. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Fridays by appointment. The Garvin-Garvey House, Bluffton. 843-757-6293.
Jazz By The Sea: Mike Barbara Trio, featuring pianist Bill Peterson, performs modern and classic jazz in one of Hilton Head’s most beautiful venues. Full bar and dinner menu. 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Ocean Lounge, Sea Pines Beach Club, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1888 or mikebarbara.com.