Your Week Ahead: Feb. 15-22
Looking for something fun to do this week? Find everything that is happening around the Lowcountry in our event calendar.
FEB. 22 + 23
Birding at Pinckney Island: 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 9 and 15, and Thursday, Feb. 23, Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge. The Coastal Discovery Museum will host a winter 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 people 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 by going to www.coastaldiscovery.org.
FEB. 22 - MARCH 10
Poster Contestants on Display: Feb. 1 through March 10, Hilton Head Hospital, 25 Hospital Center Blvd. Each year, the All Saints Episcopal Church Garden Tour sponsors a poster contest for local artists. The work of the winning artist will appear on the 2017 poster, which will be displayed in businesses throughout Beaufort and Jasper counties. This year, over 60 artists entered work for judging. The public is invited to visit the exhibit and cast their votes for the People's Choice Award. The contest winner will be announced at a reception in the hospital lobby from 5-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. For more information, call Carole Galli at 843-689-9495.
FEB. 22 - 26
Ken Ludwig's “Leading Ladies”: Feb. 7-26, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. A hilarious comedy about two Shakespearean actors who find their careers in a rut. They hear about an elderly lady of failing health who is leaving her fortune to her long-lost relatives, and decide to impersonate the heirs. Hilarity ensues when they have to play nieces, not nephews. Romantic entanglements abound while the guys play the part of their lives. Visit www.artshhi.com for more information.
FEB. 22 - 24
FEB. 22- MARCH 5
“Boeing Boeing”: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, Ulmer Auditorium, Bluffton Town Hall, 20 Bridge St. The May River Theatre Co. production takes the stage Feb. 17. For tickets, call the box office at 843-815-5581.
FEB. 22 - 26
The Intercontinental Art Experience Show and Lecture Series: noon-7 p.m. daily, Tabby Place, 809 Port Republic St., Beaufort. Explore the artistic bridge between Europe and America. The close historical ties between these two geographic regions will be showcased on the local level in Beaufort. Internationally recognized French artists will be joined by popular Lowcountry artists in a curated exhibit that explores life and landscape of coastal France and South Carolina. The show will host a lecture series, “Art for Lunch,” from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. The public is invited to bring a bag lunch and join a conversation led by experts in contemporary art, French regional culture and local history. The event is free, but reservations are required as seating is limited. For more information, contact Anderson Kenney Fine Art at 843-470-0218 or go to andersonkenney.com.
The Intercontinental Art Experience Show and Lecture Series: noon-7 p.m. daily, Tabby Place, 809 Port Republic St., Beaufort. Explore the artistic bridge between Europe and America. The close historical ties between these two geographic regions will be showcased on the local level in Beaufort. Internationally recognized French artists will be joined by popular Lowcountry artists in a curated exhibit that explores the life and landscape of coastal France and South Carolina. The show will host a lecture series, “Art for Lunch,” from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The public is invited to bring a bag lunch and join a conversation led by experts in contemporary art, French regional culture and local history. The event is free, but reservations are required as seating is limited. For more information, go to beaufortinn.com/promotions/art-experience.htm.
Winged Wonders of the Lowcountry at Coastal Discovery Museum: 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, Coastal Discovery Museum. Lila Arnold of Lowcountry Raptor will present birds that are non-releasable due to permanent injury. You will see these magnificent birds up close and hear about the role they play in the ecosystem of the Lowcountry. Cost is $7 per person; ages 12 and older only. Reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767, ext. 223, or by going to www.coastaldiscovery.org.
Celebrate Success Dinner: 6-8pm at Truffles. Join us to celebrate the community effort that won the first ever International Sustainable Golf Destination of the Year Award 2017. Look for your invitation to arrive in your inbox this week.
CoolSculpting Event: 5 pm at Hilton Head Plastic Surgery, 35 Bill Fries Dr, Bldg 3. Cool cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Learn from Dr. Reid how Cool Sculpting blasts fat away for good. Come at 4:30pm for free assessment. RSVP to 843.681.4088 for goodie bag ($75 value, while supplies last). Coolsculpting is the FDA-cleared non-invasive, zero-downtime treatment that reshapes your body by freezing and killing fat cells. Our technicians are the first in the Lowcountry with advanced training and certification in this amazing treatment. For more, visit http://www.hiltonheadislandplasticsurgery.com/
First Presbyterian Church Organ Dedication: 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, First Presbyterian Church Hilton Head Island, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Dr. Richard Elliott, principal organist at the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, will present an organ dedication concert. At the Mormon Tabernacle,. Elliott participates in the daily recital series on the 206-rank Æolian-Skinner organ and accompanies the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on the choir’s weekly radio and TV broadcast, “Music and the Spoken Word.” The concert is free. Call the church at 843-681-3696 for more information.
FEB. 24 + 25
Bands, Brews, and BBQ Benefit: Two Day Event at Paris Avenue in Port Royal, 6 pm until Late on Friday + 12pm - 4pm on Saturday. Friends of Caroline Hospice will host its eighth annual Bands, Brews & BBQ competition. This South Carolina Barbecue Association sanctioned event will feature cook teams from across the Southeast ready to serve award-winning wings and barbecue. For the first time, there will be a wing eating contest. Attendees can sample wing recipes from participating cookers or test their luck in the Eat Sleep Play Beaufort Wing Eating Contest sponsored by the Carolina Tavern .Friday’s entertainment will be provided by the Cluster Shucks. Saturday’s music will feature Hilton Head Island’s Cranford Hollow. The event benefits Friends of Caroline Hospice and is presented by Coastal Carolina Hospital in Hardeeville. $10 Adults + $5 Children (in advance). $15 Adults (Day Of). FREE for Children under 12. To purchase tickets or sign up for the wing eating contest, go to friendsofcarolinehospice.org or call 843-525-6257.
Salty Dog Revvin' Up Oyster Roast: 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, Salty Dog Bluffton Restaurant and Pizza, 1414 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. The Lowcountry is known for succulent oysters, and The Salty Dog will be serving them up by the dozen. Enjoy fresh oysters steamed over an open fire and other cookout favorites served with a side of live entertainment on the café’s stage. Get there early — the oyster bell rings at 4 p.m. Visit bluffton.saltydog.com for more information.
RoadShark 5k: 9am at the May River High School Track. Join us for the inaugural Roadshark 5k walk/run to benefit the May River High School Cross Country Team. Come see Beaufort County’s newest high school. Run the campus and enjoy post race food and awards. Dedication of the Grace Sulak Memorial Garden immediately following the race. All proceeds from the race benefit the MRHS Cross Country Boys and Girls teams. General entry: $25.00 / Student entry: $20.00 / Military entry: $20.00. Sign-up to race and support young runners at www.palmettorunningcompany.com.
10th Anniversary Celebration of Justice: 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort. Sponsored by the board of directors of the Lowcountry Legal Volunteers, the event includes a silent auction and live auction, with music by Harden & Crenshaw. The theme for the event is "Diamonds are Forever" and Dr. Jane Upshaw, recently retired chancellor of University of South Carolina Beaufort, will be honored for her service in the community. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 843-815-1570 or go to www.lowcountrylegalvolunteers.org.
23rd annual VanLandingham Rotary Auction: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. Tune in to WTOC and bid on unique items auctioned simultaneously live and online. Proceeds will go to local children’s organizations and charities, including The First Tee of the Lowcountry, The Sandbox and The Deep Well Project. For more information, visit vlrauction.com.
Otterbein University Concert Choir Concert: 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, Bluffton United Methodist Church, 101 Calhoun St., Bluffton United Methodist Church will host the Otterbein University Concert Choir. The concert is free and a freewill offering will be gratefully appreciated. Visit www.blufftonumc.org or call 843-757-3351 for more information.
Camera Club of Hilton Head Island Meeting: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 2 Matthews Court, Hilton Head Island. Guest speaker will be Susan Roberts, who will speak on "Hummers to Herons: Adventures in Bird Photography." Roberts has lived on Edisto Island for the past 20 years and focused on capturing the beauty and mystique of the Lowcountry. Free. Newcomers and guests are welcome. For more information, go to www/cchhi.net.
Meditation Classes at The Hilton Head Island Senior Center: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. The Hilton Head Island Senior Center will host this meditation class in the month of February. Judy Owen, owner of Wellness, Wholeness and Balance will instruct. Judy will help us learn how to slow down and stress less to find fun and happiness in life through Lovingkindness Meditation. The cost is $25 per person to attend the 2 classes. Pre-registration is required by Friday, February 17th, 2017. Seats are limited so please call the Senior Center at 843-785-6444 to reserve your spot. For more, visit www.islandreccenter.org.
Hilton Head Island History Classes: Cemeteries of Hilton Head Island: Tuesday, 10:30 am at the Heritage Library. Learn about the history and location of the 16 cemeteries on Hilton Head Island. $10 Per Person. Reservations Required: 843-686-6560 or register online at heritagelib.org.
Bluffton Chamber Business Social After Hours: 5:30 - 7 pm at Captain Woody's Bluffton. Come grab a drink with us at Captain Woody's rooftop deck in Bluffton for our After Hours Networking. Live music will start at 6:00pm. See you there!
SAVE THE DATE
The Hilton Head Shore Notes present “The Magic of Broadway”: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 5, Seahawk Cultural Center, 70 Wilborn Road. Featured guest quartet is “Speed of Sound,” 2016 International Champions. Tickets are $20 and are available online at www.hhsn2016show.brownpapertickets.com and local outlets: Burke’s, Pretty Papers and Markel’s Gifts. For more information, go to www.hiltonheadshorenotes.com.
Cooks and Books Meet The Authors Champagne Brunch Kick-Off: Sunday, March 5. Presented by The Literacy Center. More restaurants, more authors and a VIP Meet The Authors Champagne Brunch Kick-Off event! Volunteers for the planning committee and at the event are needed. This is a great opportunity to highlight your business by being a sponsor. Contact Pam Wall for more information at 843-815-6616.
Hilton Head Food and Wine Festival: Monday, March 6 through Sunday, March 12, Sea Pines Resort. Greet the island’s popular spring season with a six-day celebration to embrace the fruits of global wine partnerships, signature Lowcountry cuisine, grass-roots cultural happenings and the authentic fabric of a unique artists’ community. For more information, visit hiltonheadwineandfood.com or call 843-686-4944.
Power of the Purse: 5:30 pm at the Dataw Island Clubhouse. The Women’s United will announce it’s Woman of 2017. Proceeds from the Power of the Purse will support education initiatives benefiting children and families throughout Beaufort and Jasper Counties through Women United's Breaking Barriers to Education Fund. This fund seeks to help fulfill needs that would otherwise prevent a student from attending school or from reaching their full potential. This fund is administered by the United Way of the Lowcountry HELPLINE, which works with school officials to directly remove financial barriers that stand in the way of a child's education.
Tickets for the Power of the Purse are available for purchase at www.uwlowcountry.org.
Tea Time at Rose Hill Mansion: 2 p.m. 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 per person. To book a tea time, call Lou Anne Takach at 843-757-6046.
Swim Lessons at the Island Rec Center: Through April, Island Recreation Center, 20 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. Make a splash this spring. For more information, visit www.islandreccenter.org or call 843-681-7273.
Gullah History Tours: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, departing from the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Take a two-hour tour narrated by native Gullah folks. Tour guests travel through the Gullah communities on Hilton Head Island when the island’s landscape was only farmlands, trees, dirt roads, wildlife and natural waterways throughout and around the island. No reservations are required — unless you’re a party of 10 or more. The cost is $32 for adults and $15 for children 12 and younger. Ticket sales begin 30 minutes before the tour. For more information or to book tours for 10 or more people, call 843-681-7066.
Tour Daufuskie: The only locally owned and operated touring company on Daufuskie Island, Tour Daufuskie offers a variety of intimate tours, including a History & Artisans tour, eco-tour and kayaking tours. Now offering a Gullah tour led by a native professional guide, Sallie Ann Robinson. For more information, call 843-842-9449.
The Jazz Corner: Nightly concerts at 8 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. The Village at Wexford C-1, Hilton Head Island. Celebrating 18 years of jazz. 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, visitwww.thejazzcorner.com, or call 843-842-8620.
Bike Tours of Hilton Head Island: 1 p.m. Thursdays, 137 Squire Pope Road. Transport yourself through history on a guided bicycle tour. Learn about native islanders, fishing and farming, slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and the Gullah community — all along the Squire Pope Road waterfront corridor. On safe routes, bicycling provides the perfect pace for sightseeing. This 1.5-hour tour is organized by the Heritage Library. Register online at heritagelib.org. Bring your own bike and helmet; water and bug spray recommended. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for children ages 10 and older.
Ancestry Classes: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Heritage Library, Hilton Head. Explore your lineage. Classes available for all levels of expertise. $10 for foundation members; $15 for non-members. Class size is limited and reservations are required. Call 843-686-6560 or register online at hreitagelib.com.
Fort Mitchel Civil War Tours: 10 a.m. Thursdays, Fort Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation. Experience a tour covering the origin, construction and operation of Fort Mitchel as well as the soldiers’ lives during the Union occupation of Hilton Head Island during the Civil War, when the coastal fort’s artillery defended the headquarters of the Federal Department of the South. To attend, call the library at 843-686-6560, or register online at HeritageLib.org. Tickets are $12; $7 for children ages 7 to 12; no children younger than 7, please.
Farmers Market of Bluffton: 2-7 p.m. Thursdays, Carson Cottages, Calhoun Street, Bluffton. Fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants and herbs abound at the Farmers Market of Bluffton, a weekly community event where locals and tourists gather not only to buy excellent produce but also to enjoy delicious food, listen to entertainment, and relax with friends. Located in historic downtown Bluffton along Calhoun and Lawrence streets and through Carson Cottages, this family-friendly market showcases local growers, local food vendors, local entertainment, local community causes and local information about the Bluffton area. For more information, visit www.farmersmarketbluffton.org or call 843-415-4227.
Kayaking on Jarvis Creek: 10 a.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, Jarvis Creek Water Sports, Hilton Head Island. Join a certified guide for a closer look at the salt marsh aboard a stable, touring kayak. Venture into creeks and inlets to view local wildlife, such as wading birds and dolphins. No children younger than 5. Cost is $32 for adults, $28 for children ages 5-12 with adult. Presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum, reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767, ext. 223.
Explore Pinckney Island: 9-11 a.m., Pinckney Island, between the bridges to Hilton Head Island. A brief historical and natural history overview is given by a Coastal Discovery Museum docent, followed by a walking tour of this National Wildlife Refuge, including salt marsh and maritime forest. Wildlife may include variety of birds, alligators and marsh inhabitants. $12 for adults, $7 for children ages 4-12. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 843-689-6767, ext. 223.
Salt Marsh Discovery: 10 a.m. Fridays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. As one of the most productive environments on the planet, the salt marsh functions as a filter and nursery for the coast. Learn from a museum docent how marsh plants adapt to the salt water, and why we should protect this interesting ecosystem. $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 4 to 12. Reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767, ext. 223.
Honey Horn History Walk: 10-11:30 a.m. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Travel back in time with the stories of Honey Horn’s past 200 years. You’ll learn about the planters, the northern hunters who visited in the winter, the islanders who worked on site and the Hack family, who lived at Honey Horn from 1950 until the late 1990s. This walk, led by a museum docent, will take you past the places they lived and worked. $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 4 to 12. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 843-689-6767, ext. 223.
Beach Discovery: 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Burke's Beach, Burkes Beach Road, Hilton Head Island. Learn to be a beachcomber! Ever wonder what lives in those holes in the sand? What living fossil can you find at the beach? Why do sea turtles “dig the dark”? Come explore with the Coastal Discovery Museum the ever-changing marine environment at Burkes Beach, near the Folly, a tidal inlet. Spot shorebirds, search for seashells and learn about how our beaches are formed and changed with each cycle of the tide. $12 for adults, $7 for children; reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767, ext. 223.
Civil War Era: 3 p.m. Thursdays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Join a Coastal Discovery Museum docent and learn how Hilton Head Island was home to thousands of Union soldiers during the Civil War. Find out why they were here and how they spent their time. Historic photographs, maps and artifacts tell the story of Hilton Head from 1861-1865. $7 per person (no children younger than 7) and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767, ext. 223.
Rock Steady Boxing: 11 a.m.-noon Monday-Thursday, Riptide MMA, 36 Persimmons St., Suite 303 in Bluffton. Rock Steady Boxing, a unique exercise program, based on training used by boxing professionals, but adapted for people living with Parkinson’s disease, is now available in Hilton Head/Bluffton area. Rock Steady offers a sense of community and fun to everyone involved in the program. An initial assessment is required to be scheduled in advance. For more details about the program, contact John Juarez at 843-422-6641.
Hilton Head Comedy Club: Wednesdays and Saturdays, plus special engagements, 18 Harbourside Lane, second floor, Shelter Cove Harbour. Fan of funny? Hilton Head Comedy Club offers different headliners every week. General admission is $20, VIP seating is $22 and all shows are rated ”PG 17.” For more information, visit www.comedyclubofhiltonhead.com or call 843-341-5653.
Roasting Room Lounge and Listening Room: 1297 May River Road, Bluffton. The Lowcountry’s brand-new intimate music venue and bourbon bar. Weekly concerts. Visitwww.roastingroomlounge.com for featured shows and tickets.
Golf Croquet: 10 a.m. Wednesdays, other times available by appointment. Sea Pines Resort. An introduction to the fastest-growing version of croquet due to its simplicity and competitiveness. Reservations are required; contact 843-842-1979. $10 per person.
Forest Preserve Wagon Journey: 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays, other times available by appointment, Sea Pines Resort. Sit back, relax and experience the animals and plant life of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Reservations required; contact 843-842-1979. Minimum of six guests. $15 per adult, $12 per child (ages 12 and younger).
Freshwater Fishing: 10-11:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sea Pines Resort. Enjoy a relaxing morning fishing by the beautiful lakes of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. All supplies provided. Reservations required; contact 843-842-1979. $19 per adult, $14 per child (ages 12 and younger).
Charter Fishing: Daily; call for reservations, Sea Pines Resort. Harbour Town Yacht Basin offers the most experienced fishing captains on Hilton Head Island operating private fishing charters all year long. Just 10 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean, its fleet, including the Izzy A, Echo and Integrity, will guide you to the most fertile fishing grounds. Trips range from three-hour inshore excursions to overnight trips to the Gulf Stream, 70 miles offshore. All items are provided, and catch will be cleaned at the docks. Reservations are required; contact Harbour Town Yacht Basin at 843-363-8335.
Forest Preserve Wagon Journey: 3:30-5 p.m. Thursdays, other times available by appointment, Sea Pines Resort. Sit back, relax and experience the animals and plant life of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Reservations required; contact 843-842-1979. Minimum of six guests. $15 per adult, $12 per child (ages 12 and younger).
Freshwater Fishing: 9-10:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Sea Pines Resort. Enjoy a relaxing morning fishing by the beautiful lakes of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. All supplies provided. Reservations required; contact 843-842-1979. $19 per adult, $14 per child (ages 12 and younger).
Introduction to Fly Fishing: Daily; call for reservation. Learn the art of fly-casting and the basics of fly fishing in the scenic Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Join Capt. Fuzzy Davis for a custom two-hour clinic that will have you casting like a pro. All tackle and flies are included and no license is required. Targeted species include bass and bluegill. Reservations are required; contact 843-842-1979. $200 for up to two anglers, $75 for each additional angler with a maximum of five anglers.