Your Week Ahead on Hilton Head Island

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Your Week Ahead: October 18 - 24

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

OCTOBER 18
Saving Loggerheads in South Carolina
3 PM | Coastal Discovery Museum | $7

Dr. Tom Murphy will discuss research and conservation efforts for Sea Turtles on the South Carolina coastline. Dr. Murphy was a key scientist involved with this research and the conservation of the nesting Loggerhead population in South Carolina. His focus was on the effect of human development on the turtle’s nesting instincts. Dr. Murphy will also discuss the framework for future research and conservation practices in our region. Reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223 or online at coastaldiscovery.org.

“The Market” : Village of Wexford Farmer’s Market
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.


Indigo Exploration at Coastal Discovery Museum
6 PM | Coastal Discovery Museum | $15

Journey to the past to “meet” Eliza Lucas Pinckney. Hear her unique story, learn how indigo dye was made, and make your own indigo tie-dye t-shirt to take home.  This family friendly educational experience is fun for all ages. Reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 224 or online at coastaldiscovery.org.

Ancestry Classes, “Making Sense of the Census Records”
1:30 - 3:30 PM | The Heritage Library | $10 Members, $15 Non-Members

Trace your family tree every ten years from 1940 to 1790 and see the wonderful things you can learn about them. The lecture will review the information which is unique in each census year and why it is important to find your family in every census including 1940 and those before 1850. $10/members, $15/non-members. ​These classes sell out so reservations are required at heritagelib.org​.

OCTOBER 19
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
10 & 11:30 AM | Arts Center of Coastal Carolina | $7

In a drowsy, dreary hollow where time stands still, new schoolmaster Ichabod Crane is losing his head over the lovely Katrina. Unfortunately local brute Brom Bones is vying for her affection as well. But as night draws in and the stars sink deeper in the sky, Ichabod realized there may be even worse things in Sleepy Hollow, lurking just over the bridge. Call the box office at 843-842-ARTS or visit artshhi.com.

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.

Music & Taste on the Harbour at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina
THURSDAYS 6 - 9 PM | Near the Neptune Statue, Shelter Cove | FREE
Enjoy local bands along with light appetizers, wine, beer and cocktails purchased from Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina restaurants. Limited seating is provided so you are encouraged to bring your own chairs. Admission is free and open to the public; guests are asked to please bring a canned good donation for Deep Well. For more, visit their website.

OCTOBER 20
Red Apron Sips & Seafood Party
6 - 10 PM | On the banks of Crystal Lake, Hampton Lake, Bluffton

Bluffton Self Help, in conjunction with the Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival, will host a 30th anniversary celebration of serving neighbors in need throughout our community. The evening will include a celebrity chef’s demonstration by the Lee Brothers--Matt and Ted who grew up in Charleston, SC and are the hosts of Southern Uncovered with The Lee Bros. on Ovation. Enjoy Lowcountry dining, savory cocktails along with live and silent auctions throughout the evening. For more, visit blufftonselfhelp.org/events.

OCTOBER 21
Salty Dog Fall Festival
2 - 6 PM | Salty Dog Café | FREE Entry

The biggest and best Salty Dog event of the year! Salty Dog will rope off the parking lot and turn it into the biggest carnival on Hilton Head Island, with Carnival games, prizes, face-painting, live entertainment, special appearances from Jake the Salty Dog and more!

VegFest
10 AM - 5 PM | Shelter Cove Community Park | FREE

The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club, a PlantPure Nation pod group, is hosting their second vegan festival (aka VegFest). Enjoy vegan food from area restaurants, vegan beer and wine, speaking segment, day-long music, vegan advocacy, raffle drawing, swag bags, and entertainment for the children. The headline speaker will be Gene Baur of Farm Sanctuary and live music from The Nice Guys and Cranford Hollow. Signature Ruby Roth artwork t-shirts will be for sale. See how fun and easy it is to eat and live vegan in the Lowcountry. Rain or shine. For more, LowcountryVegFest.com.

Sea Pines Yard Sale
9 AM - 1 PM | Sea Pines Resort | FREE Entry

Join us at the annual Sea Pines Yard Sale, which benefits the Sea Pines Forest Preserve Foundation. Support a good cause and shop for great deals. For additional information, please contact The Sea Pines Resort’s recreation department at 843- 842-1979.

12th Annual Oyster Run
8 AM | Bluffton Oyster Factory

Compete in a fast-paced 10K or complete the 5K with the entire family. The race starts at the Bluffton Oyster Factory and winds through beautiful downtown and along the May River. After you cross the finish line, celebrate with other participants and friends at the after-party and awards presentation. Complete with mimosas, cold beer, Oyster Shooters and coffee by Corner Perk – you won’t want to miss the celebration. Meet at the finish line for massages, music, corn hole and more! If you have any questions, please contact the race director at rob@palmettorunningco.com, or visit BlufftonArtsandSeafoodFestival.com.

Salty Dog Fall Festival
2 - 6 PM | Salty Dog Café | FREE

The biggest and best Salty Dog event of the year. Salty Dog will rope off the parking lot and turn it into the biggest carnival on Hilton Head Island, with Carnival games, prizes, face-painting, live entertainment, special appearances from Jake the Salty Dog and more!

Cars and Coffee
8 - 11 AM | USCB, Bluffton |  FREE

Hilton Head Island Cars & Coffee is a meet for car enthusiasts by car enthusiasts, where the goal is to have a fun get together one Saturday morning each month for local car enthusiasts to show off their vehicles, chat with other like-minded people, and see cars that you just don’t see everyday. We all love cars, and we all love the Lowcountry – come join us and have some fun! For more information visit carsandcoffee.com.

THROUGH OCTOBER 21
“Trifecta” Residency Workshops
Various Dates and Times | Bluffton Boundary Cultural Arts Center | FREE

Hilton Head artist Mira Scott is a breath of fresh air on Boundary Street and launching the first of several artist-in-residencies. This residency will include an exhibit of Scott’s work, a workshop series, talks and painting classes. Come out for a visit between October 7-24, and see the art in motion.

THOUGH OCTOBER 22
The Color Purple
8 PM Tues - Sat; Sundays Vary | Art’s Center of Coastal Carolina | $52 Adults, $39 Children

From Alice Walker’s bestseller and Stephen Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated film comes a stage musical with a fresh, joyous score of jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues. The Color Purple is the epic tale of 40-years in the life of a family in rural Georgia. The beautiful production garnered eleven Tony nominations, and The Color Purple won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, two Drama Desk awards, and the 2017 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album.

OCTOBER 24
Camera Club of Hilton Head Island
7 PM |  Osher Lifelong Learning Institute | FREE

Monthly meeting of the Camera Club of Hilton Head Island. Members, Newcomers & guests welcome! For more information visit cchhi.net.

LOOKING AHEAD


OCTOBER 28
Salty Dog Haunted BBQ and Costume Contest
4 - 8 PM | Salty Dog Café | Free Entry

Dress up in your best Halloween costume and come out to the Salty Dog. There will be a kids’ costume contest starting at 7pm and live music on the deck. Also, be sure to stop by the cookout and try some of Chef Herb’s Haunted BBQ. Enjoy fun activities for the whole family and appearances by Jake the Salty Dog.

OCTOBER 25
Looking For German Ancestors?
1:30 - 3:30 PM | The Heritage Library | $10 Members, $15 Non-Members

Were your German ancestors really German?  Identify resources that will help you further your research beyond ancestry.com. Compare German "Fraktur" to modern handwriting as a helpful tool for translating documents. ​These classes sell out, reservations required at heritagelib.org​.

Loggerhead Sea Turtles on Hilton Head Island
3 PM | Coastal Discovery Museum | $7

Come and join Sea Turtle Protection Project staff member Dawn Brut, Curator of Education at the Coastal Discovery Museum, member of the Hilton Head Island Sea Turtle Protection Project, and Master Naturalist, to learn more about Loggerhead Sea Turtle nesting and protection on Hilton Head Island. Reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223.  

Mortgage Network’s Tee Off Fore the Arts
10 AM Golf Registration, 1 PM Tennis Registration | Wexford Golf & Tennis Club |  Call for Price

Enjoy a perfect day on the links or the court in support of Arts Center programming! In addition, participants will enjoy a fabulous silent auction, a terrific Awards Reception and, of course, wonderful camaraderie. For information on how to get involved, contact Lyn Kaplan at 843-686-3945, ext. 210. Register to be a hole sponsor, player, or to donate to this annual fundraising event!

OCTOBER 26
Beadwork: Jewelry Making with Linda Raih
9 AM - 12 PM | Art League Academy | Members $36, Non-Members $40 + $18 Kit

Join Linda for this beginner jewelry making class. Learn one of three different bead weaving techniques: the flat spiral braid stitch, the even count peyote stitch, or the right-angle weave stitch. Your project is a bracelet. Choose your colors from Linda’s pre-selected kits. Go to ArtLeagueHHI.org to see examples of the finished bracelets. All materials and tools will be provided by the instructor. All levels welcome. Register by calling: 843-842-5738.

OCTOBER 28
A Walk to End Alzheimer’s
10 AM | Calhoun Street Promenade in Old Town Bluffton

Registration starts at 10 AM and the walk begins at 11 AM. Money raised toward its fundraising goal of $116,000 will benefit the national Alzheimer’s Association. For more, contact Casey Corley at 843-614-6608 or ccorley@alz.org. Or go to act.alz.org.

Halloween Wagon Ride
10 - 11:30 AM | Sea Pines Forest Preserve | $16 Adults, $13 Children under 13

Show off your Halloween costume in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve and hunt for clues to lead you to the pumpkin patch. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting The Sea Pines Resort’s recreation department at 843-842-1979. $16/adults, $13/children (ages 12 & younger).

Salty Dog Haunted BBQ and Costume Contest
4 - 8 PM | Salty Dog Café | FREE

Dress up in your best Halloween costume and come out to the Salty Dog. There will be a kids’ costume contest starting at 7pm and live music on the deck. Also, be sure to stop by the cookout and try some of Chef Herb’s Haunted BBQ. Enjoy fun activities for the whole family and appearances by Jake the Salty Dog.  For more information go to Cal.saltydog.com or call the Salty Dog Café 843-671-5199.

OCTOBER 29
Halloween on the Harbour
3:30 - 5 PM | Sea Pines Resort | FREE

Celebrate Halloween at The Sea Pines Resort with crafts, activities, cookies and trick-or-treating around Harbour Town. Participants of all ages are welcome to attend and are invited to come in costume. For additional information, please contact The Sea Pines Resort’s recreation department at 843-842-1979.

OCTOBER 31: HALLOWEEN
Cemeteries of Hilton Head Island
10:30 AM |  852 William Hilton Pkwy | $10
Learn about the history and location of the 16 cemeteries on Hilton Head Island. These classes sell out so reservations are required at heritagelib.org.

Trunk-O-Ween
5 - 7 PM | Shelter Cove Towne Centre | FREE

The Merchants of Shelter Cove Towne Centre and the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance have partnered to present a free “Trunk-O-Ween” family friendly experience! Classic cars will line Towne Centre Drive with their trunks open and full of candy! Costumed children can trick-or-treat from trunk-to-trunk and store-to-store to get their bag filled with candy! This special evening provides a safe environment for families, ghouls, goblins and ghosts of all ages!

SAVE THE DATE
  
NOVEMBER 4
"Olde Time Gospel Community Sing"
1 - 4 PM | Heyward House Historic Center | Free Entry, $5 discounted house tours

Join in an "Olde Time Gospel Community Sing" with Cyndi and Dennis Congrove of Southern Gratitude. Come take part in great music while enjoying discounted house tours, refreshments, and fun with you family, friends, and neighbors!This event is FREE and open to the public. House Tours will be offered at a discounted rate of $5 during the event. For more information on this event please call 843-757-6293.

NOVEMBER 6
“Putt for PAL” Charity Golf Tournament
All Day (Call for Tee Off times) | West Course at Belfair Plantation | Call for Prices

Take a swing at saving lives and join fellow animal loving golf enthusiasts for a fun day on the links to benefit homeless pets. The cost includes golf, cart, lunch, gratuity, on-course beverages, golf/raffle prizes and an awards reception with wine, beer and a light dinner. Both individuals and teams are welcome. Not a golfer? No problem! Consider purchasing a hole sponsorship in your name, business name or in honor of a loved pet. PAL is also seeking donations of gift certificates and items for the raffle and silent auction. For more information, to register as a player or to purchase a hole sponsorship, please contact Wendy Schlegel at wendylynnes@gmail.com or visit palgolf.golfreg.com.

NOVEMBER 8
Indigo Exploration at Coastal Discovery Museum
6 PM | Coastal Discovery Museum | $15

Journey to the past to “meet” Eliza Lucas Pinckney. Hear her unique story, learn how indigo dye was made, and make your own indigo tie-dye t-shirt to take home.  This family friendly educational experience is fun for all ages. Reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 224 or online at coastaldiscovery.org.

NOVEMBER 9
“Jewish Symbols in Christian Art: Why They Are There and What They Mean”
7 - 9 PM | St. Francis By the Sea Catholic Church

The public is invited to attend a presentation by  Rabbi Cook, an international authority on the New Testament. The evening will include music from the St. Francis by the Sea and Congregation Beth Yam choirs.  Refreshments will follow in the St. Francis Family Center. Please contact Phyllis Napoli, pnap@roadrunner.com or 843-785-3331, or Joyce Kelleher, joyce-kelleher@hotmail.com or 440-552-531] for more information.

ONGOING

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.

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.

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.

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.

Welcome Exhibition and Happy Hour Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina
MONDAYS 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 Palmettok Dunes. Free, visit palmettodunes.com for more information.

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.