September 2015 Hilton Head Calendar of Events



Got ArtSEPT. 29-OCT. 3

“Got Art?”: A free public preview will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 29-Oct. 2 at the Art League of Hilton Head Gallery. More than 100 “Got Art?” artworks will be on display. “Got Art?” is the Art League of Hilton Head’s annual fundraising benefi t and promises to make collectors out of art enthusiasts. The “Got Art?” event will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Art League of Hilton Head Gallery. Each $100 ticket admits two guests to an evening filled with art and entertainment, as well as a live drawing that guarantees the ticket holder one original piece of art. Only 100 tickets will be sold. This fun and popular event is sure to sell out. 843-681-5060,


SEPT. 1-26
“David Millman: Portrait of the Human Spirit” exhibit: Sept. 1-26, Art League of Hilton Head Gallery, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. David Millman gives a first impression of being quiet and conservative. A gregarious laugh soon changes that misinterpretation. Lively in both thought and art, he embodies the spirit of an artist with expert ability across many disciplines, including sculpture, photography, illustration and music. An opening reception will be 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, at the gallery. Enjoy light refreshments and meet the artist. Free. 843-681-5060,

SEPT. 3-NOV. 1
“Cool Abs … Edgy Art”: An exceptional exhibition of abstract art presented every other year by the Art Beyond Tradition group. Using a variety of media, 13 artists bring new and exciting artwork to the public at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. The exhibit includes paintings, photography, metal and stone sculptures, inks, assemblages and collages. The opening reception is 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Coastal Discovery Museum. 843-689-6767, ext. 223

SEPT. 29
Memory Matters art show: 6-9 p.m.  Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Memory Matters. “Bella Notte” celebrating the art of amazing minds. Memory Matters will host its 16th annual art show and fundraiser. Enjoy fine wine, excellent food and great live music. The best part of the evening is the art work created by program participants. $40. 843-842-6688,

SEPT. 29-OCT. 3
“Got Art?”: A free public preview will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 29-Oct. 2 at the Art League of Hilton Head Gallery. More than 100 "Got Art?" artworks will be on display. "Got Art?" is the Art League of Hilton Head’s annual fundraising benefit and promises to make collectors out of art enthusiasts. The "Got Art?" event will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Art League of Hilton Head Gallery. Each $100 ticket admits two guests to an evening filled with art and entertainment, as well as a live drawing that guarantees the ticket holder one original piece of art. Only 100 tickets will be sold. This fun and popular event is sure to sell out. 843-681-5060,


SEPT. 4-6
8th annual Palmetto Dunes Tennis Fall Classic: Sept. 4-6, Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center. Men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles., 877-567-6507

Run for Ret 5K: 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, Sea Pines Forest Preserve. The 5K run/walk, open to all levels and ages, will feature age brackets and overall prizes.

SEPT. 10-13
15th annual Special Olympics North America Golf Invitational Tournament: opening ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, and three golf rounds on Friday, Sept. 11 through Sunday, Sept. 13; Port Royal Golf Club, Hilton Head. More than 220 golfers from U.S. and Canadian Special Olympics Programs will compete. The Special Olympics North America Golf Invitational, presented by KPMG, is seeking volunteers to assist with the tournament. Golf knowledge is not necessary for all volunteer roles; however, for volunteers with golf knowledge, specific volunteer roles are available. Volunteers will be provided with a meal during their shift and an event shirt. Those interested may apply online at                                                                                                                                 

SEPT. 13-15

54th Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship: Sunday, Sept. 13 through Tuesday, Sept. 15, Cotton Dike course, Dataw Island. Dataw Island will host the 54th Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship featuring a field of 68 senior amateur golfers who will compete on Dataw’s Cotton Dike course, a Tom Fazio design. 843-838-8282

SEPT. 28
Don Ryan Center for Innovation Golf Invitational: 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28, May River Golf Club, Palmetto Bluff. Presented by Coastal Carolina Hospital. Putting contest and shamble format with an awards reception. $250 per player. 843-384-0408,

SEPT. 29
Belfair 1811 Charitable Fund golf tournament: Tuesday, Sept. 29, Belfair's West Course. Sponsorships are still available. Contact Marshall Coleman at for more information. Mercedes-Benz of Hilton Head is the featured golf tournament sponsor. Supporting sponsors include Wells Fargo Insurance Services, St. Joseph’s/Candler Immediate Care and Taylor’s Landscaping.


“The Story of Santa Elena”: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway. Before Jamestown and Plymouth, there was the Spanish settlement of Santa Elena on Port Royal Sound in Beaufort County. The story of Santa Elena, founded in 1566 on Parris Island, is one of religion, geopolitics, cultural clashes, war and struggles to survive. The history is not well-known — even in South Carolina, where colonial European powers France and Spain established beachheads in the New World. $10 per person; reservations required. 843-686-6560

History Forum of the Lowcountry book signing: 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, Coastal Discovery Museum. Two of Beaufort’s most highly regarded historians and authors, Stephen R. Wise and Lawrence S. Rowland, will visit the Coastal Discovery Museum to sign copies of their newest publication, "Rebellion, Reconstruction and Redemption, 1861-1893, the History of Beaufort County, Volume II," and speak briefly about the project. This new release is the long-anticipated second volume in their trilogy of Beaufort County history. 843-689-6767, ext. 223

“Historic Sites of Hilton Head Island”: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway. Join us for a one-and one-half-hour talk about the history of Hilton Head Island and the historic sites on the island, accompanied by a map that you can then use for your own self-guided tour of the sites by car or by bicycle. $10 per person; reservations required. 843-686-6560

SEPT. 15
“The Story of Mitchelville”: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway. Hear the story of the establishment of Mitchelville, the nation's first self-governed village for freed slaves, and the reasons why it should be remembered. $10 per person; reservations required. 843-686-6560

SEPT. 15
Ribbon Creek incident with author Jay Stevens: 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15, Bluffton library. On the night of April 8, 1956, a forced march led to the death of six Marine recruits on Parris Island. Author and jurist John Stevens explains the court martial and the effects of the Ribbon Creek Incident on the U.S. Marine Corps. Co-sponsored by the Beaufort County Historical Society. Free. 843-255-6468, 

SEPT. 16
“Lowcountry Dragonflies”: 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, Coastal Discovery Museum. A presentation on the dragonflies inhabiting the lagoons of Hilton Head.  Biologist Vicky McMillan, a member of the faculty of Colgate University for 30 years, will present how these fascinating insects feed, find mates, defend territories and reproduce. $7. 843-689-6767, ext. 223

SEPT. 17
“The History of Beaufort County, Vol. 2” with Drs. Larry Rowland and Steve Wise: 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, Beaufort library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort. The local historians provide an overview of their book “Rebellion, Reconstruction, and Redemption, 1861-1893: The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina, Vol. 2.” Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Co-sponsored by the University of South Carolina Beaufort. Only 50 seats available. Registration required.; 843-255-6468

SEPT. 22
“The Role of Women in the History and Development of Hilton Head Island”: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway. This one-and-a-half-hour presentation will discuss the roles and contributions of women while looking at the history of the island during the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, the isolation after the Union Army left, and the development era to modern times. Join us as we discuss the history and the women who survived, contributed and excelled on the island. $10 per person; reservations required. 843-686-6560

SEPT. 22
“Mysteries of the Marsh”: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, Bluffton library. Just outside our back doors and in the waters that surround our lives is a whole world we may know little about. Discover the mysteries of the marsh with Capt. Kathy Grymes. 843-255-6512,

SEPT. 29
“The Gullah People and Culture”: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway. The presentation will discuss how the Gullah people came to Hilton Head and the efforts to save their culture and history for future generations. $10 per person; reservations required. 843-686-6560

“Starting Family Research: A Two-Session Class for Beginners”: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, and Wednesday, Oct. 7, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway. If you are just starting family research, this class is for you. This two-part workshop introduces the first-time family researcher to the fascinating field of genealogy, its unique nomenclature and suggested research techniques. It may also be of value to researchers with limited experience who wish to refresh their skills. Participants will receive handouts to help guide them in their research. Fee: $25 for foundation members; $35 for nonmembers. Call 843-686-6560 for registration.


SEPT. 13
6th annual Latino Food Festival: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, Shelter Cove Community Park. All proceeds from the event will benefit Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island to provide for the health care needs of our community’s medically underserved. The event will include activities for kids of all ages, live Latino music, local exhibitors and fabulous Latino cuisine. Exhibition booths for local businesses are still available. 843-689-6612

SEPT. 18-19
41st  annual Catfish Festival: 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, and 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, behind City Hall on Main Street, Hardeeville. The festival offers an assortment of amusement rides, parades, contests, food, crafts and family musical entertainment. The festival will wrap up Saturday evening with a spectacular fireworks display at 10 p.m. For details, contact Deanne Spikes at 843-368-1706 or visit

SEPT. 18
BlufftemberFest Sunset Party: 5-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, Bluffton Oyster Factory Park. A Bluffton-style Octoberfest celebration on the May River. Live music from Souls Harbor and The Chiggers. There will be an Octoberfest and harvest-style craft beer garden, as well as a food court with German and American favorites from area restaurants and several food trucks. Plus a kids play zone and more. The series of sunset celebrations on the May River benefit the Palmetto Animal League, which is a no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization serving animals in the Lowcountry. The Palmetto Animal League will have dogs available for adoption from 5:30-7:30 p.m. $5. 843-757-8520,

SEPT. 19
Italian Heritage Festival: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. Hosted by the Italian-American Club of Hilton Head, the Italian Heritage Festival Honoring the Feast of San Gennaro, is a hit year after year. Local Italian restaurants cook up their own specialties on-site, while vendors sell Italian-inspired wares, and hand made arts & crafts. Featuring live musical entertainment, a bocce court, grape-stomping contest, silent auction, raffles, a dunk-tank, a Kid's Zone (with lots of inflatable fun!), and much more, you will have the time of your life! Proceeds benefit only local charities and scholarship funds. Come one, come all, and don’t FUGGETABOUTIT. $6. Parking is free. Get advance tickets online at, 412-897- 1148

SEPT. 20
Harbour Town Fall Fest: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 20, Sea Pines Resort. Enjoy the splendor of Harbour Town with this family-friendly event that will include a sidewalk sale with Harbour Town shops offering great deals and fabulous finds; local favorite Deas Guyz in concert featuring an entertaining mix of old Motown, rhythm and blues, pop, rock, reggae and dance beats; nautical activities featuring a variety of watersports, nature tours and boat rides; great dining on the harbor all day and children’s activities.


SEPT. 9-10
Brain Balance Back to School Bash: 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, Shelter Cove Community Park; 6:30-11 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, Shelter Cove Community Park and Poseidon restaurant. The newly opened Brain Balance Achievement Center of Bluffton will be sponsoring a Back to School Bash, with proceeds going to local charities supporting children with special needs.

SEPT. 11
Lowcountry Autism Foundation Fall Fling benefit: 6-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, Country Club of Hilton Head. Help support free evaluations and services for children with autism on Hilton Head, in Bluffton and throughout the Lowcountry. Music by Deas Guyz, dinner, dancing and auctions. $90 per ticket. 843-876-0415,

SEPT. 12
PEP Fall Gala: 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, Sea Pines Country Club. An elegant way to help a vital cause, Programs for Exceptional People. Live and silent auctions, cash bar, dinner, live music and dancing. $75. 843-681-8413

SEPT. 12
4th annual Cut-A-Thon: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, Tara’s at Fountain Center. All proceeds from haircuts will go to local shelter programs specifically benefiting the feral cat program. Hilton Head Ice Cream and Groomingdales are also involved in the event.

SEPT. 16
Bake Sale: Wednesday, Sept. 16, Brookdale Hilton Head, 80 Main Street, Hilton Head Village. Brookdale Senior Living is hosting a bake sale to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.  The public is welcome to stop by for tasty treats — cookies, brownies, cakes, pies, muffins and more — and support a great cause.  All items are on a donation basis.  Call Taylor Garcia for more information or directions. 843-689-9143

SEPT. 19
Pregnancy Center 25th Anniversary Dinner & Auction: Saturday, Sept. 19, Sea Pines Country Club. Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Pregnancy Center and Clinic of The Lowcountry. Tickets are $75 and benefit the center and clinic. Black tie or business attire. 843-689-2222

SEPT. 26

“On the Edge” Day of Adventure: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, Aerial Adventure Hilton Head. NAMI Lowcountry would like to invite you to its first ever “On the Edge” Day of Adventure at Aerial Adventure Hilton Head. The event helps raise awareness for mental health among the community. There will be 50 “in the tree” challenges on six different courses, activities for children and live music. Tickets, which are $35 per person and benefit NAMI Lowcountry, guarantee a 1-hour tour throughout the Aerial Adventure course. For reservations, call 843-715-2842.

Pedal 4 Kids Community Bike Ride: Saturday, Sept. 26. The largest bike event in the Lowcountry with 100 percent of its proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island. Now in its ninth year, the Pedal 4 Kids Community Bike Ride attracts more than 400 bicyclists of all ages and skills levels. The event gives residents and guests of the island an opportunity to join their friends, family, co-workers, associates and neighbors in a group ride throughout the island’s beautiful pathways and parks.

SEPT. 26
Step Forward to Cure TSC: 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, Jarvis Creek Park. Step Forward to Cure TSC is a national walkathon hosted in more than 30 cities across the country to raise awareness, money and hope on behalf of everyone living with tuberous sclerosis complex. For the second year in a row, Bluffton's Chloe Bredeson and her family will host the walk on Hilton Head Island, and they are asking the community to join them. Registration is at 9 a.m. Participants can also register online in advance by going to After the walk, there will be refreshments, kids activities, and entertainment by Cappy the Clown and Crush Entertainment with DJ Crush. South Carolina Sen. Tom Davis is expected to speak at the walk. The theme for the event is superheroes, and walkers are encouraged to dress like their favorite heroes — whether they are firefighters, police officers, doctors or Superman. There is no fee to walk; however, donations are appreciated. Participants who donate $100 will receive a free Step Forward to Cure TSC T-shirt. 843-290-2741,


Yoga of the Heart series: 4-5:30 p.m. Mondays, Jiva Yoga Center on the south end of Hilton Head. An eight-week series designed specifically for people who are currently being treated for a heart-related diagnosis, including arrhythmias and other heart diseases. The focus will be on the therapeutic and healing benefits of yoga for the mind, body and spirit. $140 for the series. 843-247-4549

SEPT. 17-NOV. 26
Brain Boosters: Starting Sept. 17 at Memory Matters. Optimize your brain fitness with Brain Boosters classes. Improve and enhance your brain's jaw-dropping powers. All ages are welcome. Make a commitment to feel healthier in body and mind through this 10-week course. 843-842-6688,

STARS charity raising AED awareness: STARS (Syncope Trust and Reflex anoxic Seizures) is the leading patient advocacy organization providing guidance and information on syncope, a common cause of unexplained blackouts or faints. STARS aims to ensure that anyone with unexplained loss of consciousness receives a timely and accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, support and direction to appropriate medical professionals.


SEPT. 5, 12, 19 AND 26
Hilton Head University of Georgia Alumni football gatherings: Watch the big game on Saturday, Sept. 5 vs. Louisiana-Monroe; Saturday, Sept. 12 vs. Vanderbilt; Saturday, Sept. 19 vs. South Carolina; Saturday, Sept. 26 vs. Southern University; Hilton Head Brewing Company, 7C Greenwood Drive, Reilley’s Plaza. Open to all alumni, fans and friends of UGA in the Lowcountry. Cost: Food and beverage purchased on your own. Contact Brince Dixon at

Liberal Men of the Lowcountry: Noon, Sept. 9, the Golf Club at Indigo Run. $15 for lunch. Sue Fuetz of the League of Women Voters of Hilton Head Island/Bluffton Area will discuss the history of voting in U.S., including laws and commissions currently affecting voting, gerrymandering and fraud, South Carolina voter ID laws, machines and pending legislation and what to do to protect voting rights. 847-921-8188

SEPT. 16
The Lowcountry Christian Women’s Connection September luncheon: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, Hampton Hall Clubhouse, Bluffton. The feature will be a fashion show including the latest fall fashions and accessories from Stein Mart in Bluffton. The guest speaker will be Kae Harper Childs from Isle of Palms. Childs is a retired counselor and presently teaches shag dancing. $25 with prepaid reservations due by Sept. 9. Make checks payable to CWC Bluffton and mail to CWC Bluffton, P.O. Box 1098, Bluffton, SC 29910. 843-290-5925

SEPT. 17
Don Ryan Center
“How Your Passion Can Feed Your Purpose”: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, Don Ryan Center for Innovation, Bluffton. The Don Ryan Center for Innovation will be hosting an educational seminar for entrepreneurs, new business owners and anyone interested in starting a business. The seminar will provide attendees with important insight from two top business/life coaches to offer important strategies to help people effectively identify their strengths and align their talents to their business, and use their natural strengths to develop and execute business goals to best achieve success and growth. $10. Register online at or by calling 843-540-0405.

SEPT. 17
“Rational Middle Energy Series”: 2-4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, First Presbyterian Church, Hilton Head Island. Energy. It’s all round us. It lights our homes, cooks our food, gets us to work and helps to create almost every amenity we enjoy. The World Affairs Council of Hilton Head invites you to participate in a special video screening and presentation that addresses the energy issue. “Rational Middle Energy Series” producer and director Gregory Kallenberg will be a keynote speaker and will moderate a panel discussion with experts, drawn from the private and public sectors. 843-384-6758

SEPT. 17
Palmetto Quilt Guild meeting: 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, Hilton Head Beach & Tennis Resort. The speaker will be Judy Lilly, an award-winning art quilter. She will speak on “The Joy of Landscapes.” Guests are welcome for a $5 visitor fee. Come early and socialize. 843-689-1922,

SEPT. 17
American Revolution Round Table and S.C. Quarterly Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, Hampton Hall Club. The luncheon speaker, Joe Epley, is an award-winning author of several books on the American Revolution and will discuss the subject of his next book, David Fanning, a notorious partisan fighter who became a legend in both Carolinas. $25 for members and $33 for guests. 843-705-7575

SEPT. 20
Big Ten on Hilton Head Picnic: 2:30-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, Honey Horn. All Big Ten alumni, supporters, fans and friends are invited to attend and wear their school colors. $15 per person, children 12 and younger are free. The Hilton Head Big Ten conference group has held picnics for three years, with attendance increasing each year. A chicken entrée will be provided.

SEPT. 22
“Hilton Head in the Modern Era: Personal Perspectives”: 5:30 p.m. wine reception, 6 p.m. presentation, Tuesday, Sept. 22, Coligny Theater. Join The Heritage Library and the Coastal Discovery Museum for the fourth speaker in their 2015 series: “Hilton Head in the Modern Era: Personal Perspectives.” Dr. Charles Calvert, chairman of the hospitality management department at the University of South Carolina Beaufort, will discuss the proposed USCB south end campus. The USCB campus on Hilton Head Island has generated passionate conversations, both for and against the project. Calvert will discuss the campus and preparing the next generation of hospitality professionals on Hilton Head. $30 per person; $45 per couple. Call 843-686-6560 to register or visit


SEPT. 11-13
Pyramids Seasonal Sale: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13; Pyramids, 1600 Main St. 50-70 percent off select seasonal products, gourmet items, fashion accessories, candles, home accessories, greenery and florals. Make a $5 donation to The Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes & receive $10 toward your purchase on sale days only. One coupon per customer per day. 843-689-6367,

SEPT. 17-19
LAGOS Trunk Show: Sept. 17-19 at Forsythe Jewelers. Experience the fall collection and enjoy special pricing and a gift with purchase while supplies last. 843-671-7070,


Trevor Hall at Poseidon: 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, The Rooftop Bar at Poseidon at Shelter Cove Towne Centre. Coming back to Hilton Head is always exciting for Trevor Hall, and it’s even more exciting when he gets to perform. Tickets can be purchased at or

SEPT. 11
Hilton Head Choral Society's POPS Concert "Five American Musical Icons": 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, First Presbyterian Church. The group kicks off its 40th anniversary season with a salute to five great composers of the 20th century. $20-$35. 843-341-3818,

SEPT. 10-11
2nd annual Jazz Festival: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, Seahawk Cultural Center; 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, Sonesta Resort. A benefit for the Junior Jazz Foundation. The Thursday performance will open with the Noel Freidline Quintet. The Friday performance will feature Joe Gransden and his 16-piece big band.

SEPT. 13
Auditions for “Mary Poppins”: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. The production will be directed by Casey Colgan, known for directing “42nd Street” and “Singin’ in the Rain,” among others. Rehearsals for “Mary Poppins” begin Nov. 17, and performances run from Dec. 9-31. Actors must be available for all rehearsals and performances. Auditions are by appointment only. Prepare a song either from the show or in the style of the show. If you dance, please bring in-character shoes. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. To schedule an appointment, call Gail Ragland at 843-686-3945, ext. 202, or email

SEPT. 17
Roxy Roca at Poseidon: 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, The Rooftop Bar at Poseidon at Shelter Cove Towne Centre. Roxy Roca is a powerhouse of Southern soul, stirring the spirit with a gritty and infectious sound. The band formed in 2000 and has quickly developed a reputation for getting a room on its feet and in motion with a sound that has been described as dynamite Texas soul —driving horn-powered Southern soul with an explosiveness and swagger that is distinctly Texan. The one-night show at The Rooftop Bar at Poseidon at Shelter Cove Town Centre is part of the band's Southeast tour. Ages 21 and over.

SEPT. 20
Gospel & Contemporary Music Concert: 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, Bluffton United Methodist Church. The concert will feature musician Lavon Stevens, CrossRoads music and worship director at First Presbyterian Church. The concert is free and open to the public.

SEPT. 23
African Children’s Choir: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, First Presbyterian Church. The African Children's Choir is a large choir made up of children ages 7 to 10 from several African nations including Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Nigeria and Ghana. Many of the children have lost one or both parents to poverty-related diseases, and all of them are victims of extreme poverty. The choir was founded in 1984 to help the thousands of orphaned African children feed and protect themselves through housing, education and a choral touring program. Several choirs tour and perform worldwide each year. Free. 843-681-3696,,


Sea Pines Beach Sweep: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 19, Sea Pines Resort. Take part in the largest one-day volunteer cleanup event of its kind in South Carolina as a volunteer with the Sea Pines Resort’s “Life’s a Clean Beach” team. Conducted annually since 1988, the sweep takes place in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup, coordinated by the Ocean Conservancy. 843-842-1979,

SEPT. 19
27th annual Burkes Beach Sweep/River Sweep: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 19, Burkes Beach. The Coastal Discovery Museum will once again organize the cleanup of Burkes Beach on Hilton Head Island. Burkes Beach is located off William Hilton Parkway at Burkes Beach Road. Plastic bags and gloves will be provided. All you need to do is show up and join the effort. Spread the word, invite friends and family and come and join the museum for this event. 843-689-6767, ext. 226


OCT. 1-DEC. 31
The Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island: Oct. 1-Dec. 31, Coastal Discovery Museum. The exhibition showcases 20 large-scale outdoor sculptures by local and national artists. In addition, there will be many educational and community events scheduled during the three-month period. Examples include a curator-guided tour of the sculptures and educational opportunities for adults and youth. 843-681-9100,

OCT. 3
Lowcountry Rockin' the Pink Breast Cancer Walk: Saturday, Oct. 3, Red Cedar Elementary School in Bluffton. Hosted by the Bluffton Fire Auxiliary. In its first five years, the walk has raised more than $51,000, which was donated to local charities that help women battling this disease. A large part of the event is a silent auction. The planning committee meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Bluffton Township Fire District headquarters. All interested parties are welcome. Businesses interested in becoming sponsors should call 843-757-2800 or by email at Find more information at

OCT. 3
Zonta Club of Hilton Head Island's 5th annual Community Walk: 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, Coligny Beach Park. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Zonta Club of Hilton Head invites you to participate in a one-mile walk, starting at Coligny Beach Park. The walk will end with a closing candlelight vigil in conjunction with Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse, Hope Haven of the Lowcountry and the Lowcountry Coalition Against Human Trafficking. The event is free.

OCT. 4
CODA/My Sister's Keeper annual fundraising and awareness event: 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at the May River home of Peggy Parker, located at 107 Myrtle Island Road in Bluffton.,

OCT. 4
Hilton Head Island Fire/Rescue Fire Prevention Pancake Breakfast: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, Hilton Head Fire Rescue Station 4, Squire Pope Road. Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 4-10. 843-682-5141

OCT. 8
Mind, Body and Soul Wellness Workshop: 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, Berkeley Room at Berkeley Hall. Presenters for the evening are Pamela Blackshire, Catherine Shanahan, Rosemary Clark and Dr. Joseph Hickey. The four professionals will break down the divorce process and discuss how to overcome the negative effects it can have on your life and your future. Tickets are $35 and include petit fours and refreshments., 215-486-8347

OCT. 10
Hilton Head Art Auction: 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Live art auction hosted by Morris & Whiteside Auctions. Featuring more than 80 works by local, regional, national and international artists. Internet bidding will be available. For reservations and a free full color illustrated catalogue, call 843-842-4433 or visit

OCT. 12
Bluffton Police Department Citizens Police Academy: 6:30-8:30 p.m. beginning Monday, Oct. 12. The academy will run for 10 weeks at the Bluffton Police Department, 101 Progressive Street. The academy allows citizens to express their concerns, ask meaningful questions and gain a better understanding of some of the decisions made by public safety professionals. Participants must be at least 18 years old, have valid driver’s licenses and submit to background checks. Deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Sept. 28. For more information, call Sgt. Danyov, 843-706-4516, or Lt. Gonzales, 843-706-4544

OCT. 14
Le Spa's Night of Beauty Secrets: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, Le Spa. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Demonstrations begin at 6 p.m. See salon and spa artists work their magic and meet medical director Dr. Reid. Reservations required; space is limited. 843-363-6000,

OCT. 17-18 
Regatta Weekend
Regatta Weekend on Calibogue Sound: The Yacht Club of Hilton Head Island recently announced its upcoming Regatta Weekend, sponsored by Harbour Town at Sea Pines Resort. The 46th annual Harbour Town Cup Regatta will be Saturday, Oct. 17. The 45th annual Calibogue Cup Regatta will be held Sunday, Oct. 18. The regattas, showcased by this year’s fall events in Harbour Town, can be enjoyed by spectators from the piers of Harbour Town. The series of races begin at noon Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. All are invited to enjoy the fall festivities and watch the exciting sailboat races. 843-671-6536,

OCT. 23-25
Savannah Speed Classic: Nestled across the water from famed River Street, Savannah's own little private island comes alive with the roar of engines Oct. 23-25. With its storied past and cobblestone streets, Savannah, unbeknownst to most, is the birthplace of grand prix racing. Celebrating that heritage, the Savannah Speed Classic is a unique road race experience offering an intimate look at the inner workings of racing. HSR brings wheel-to-wheel racing back to its roots in Savannah. Featuring series races, endure races and hot lap rides, test drives, an off-road experience and pit access. The Savannah Speed Classic is a great destination for drivers, crew, family, friends and spectators alike.

OCT. 30
Flights & Fancy Aeroport Gala: 6-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, Hilton Head Island Airport. A preview event for the 2015 Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance. A ticket includes a first look at the finest antique aircraft and modern aviation innovations, hors d'oeuvres and a full bar and a signed commemorative poster by famed Gullah artist Amiri Farris.

OCT. 31-NOV. 1
2015 Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance: Oct. 31-Nov. 1, Port Royal Golf Club, Hilton Head Island. Flights & Fancy Aeroport Gala, Car Club Showcase, Aero Expo, Hilton Head Island Auction, Motoring Midway and the Concours d'Elegance.

NOV. 2
Memory Matters 16th annual Charity Golf Tournament: Monday, Nov. 2, Moss Creek Golf Club. Register today; space is limited. 843-842-6688,