October 2018 Hilton Head Calendar of Events

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Oct. 14 


In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the seventh annual Jalisco Estrella Beer Latin music festival will take place from noon to 8 p.m. at Shelter Cove Community Park. Come and celebrate the music, food and dances representing the many Latin American countries that are represented in the Lowcountry. Live music and salsa dancing make this a guaranteed good time.


Inside Out: Expressing Our Inner Voices: The University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Center for the Arts in Beaufort will exhibit abstract artwork by 25 female artists from 12 different states. USCB, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. 678-296-5880.


2018 Public Art Exhibition: The 2018 Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island features 20 large-scale sculptures created by artists from across the country placed along the 1-mile walking path at the Coastal Discovery Museum. The event runs four months and is open during regular hours. Admission is free. Guided tours are $10 per person and are offered through the museum at 1 p.m. Friday. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.


“Monet to Matisse: Masterworks of French Impressionism from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens”: “Monet to Matisse” features 30 paintings from the renowned collection of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis. The exhibition includes landscapes, portraits, interiors, and still life by leaders of French Impressionism, and major paintings by Post-Impressionist artists. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Telfair Museums, 207 W York St., Savannah. 912-790-8800 or www.telfair.org.

OCT. 1-31

Land & Sea Art Exhibition: Karis Art Gallery is proud to present the work of Greg Barnes for their first art exhibition this fall. Greg is an accomplished plein air artist who received his formal training at Wake Forest Univeristy. Landscapes are Greg's love. He enjoys painting on location and as a result of working quickly, leans towards impressionism. A mix of realistic and impressionistic elements give his pieces a life of their own, while a free and creative us of color punctuates his style. Karis Art Gallery. 1000 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-5100 or karisartgallery.com

OCT. 1-NOV. 4

Lori Wilson presents “Seduced by the Light”: Lori Wilson will present “Seduced by the Light,” a collection of fine watercolors and photography in contemporary realism, at the Society of Bluffton Artists gallery. A free opening reception is scheduled for 3-5 p.m. Oct. 7 at the gallery. Society of Bluffton Artists gallery, 6 Church St., Bluffton. 843-757-6586 or www.sobagallery.com.

OCT. 1

Auditions for Arts Center production of “Blithe Spirit”: Rehearsals for “Blithe Spirit” begin on Jan. 22, and performances run Feb. 12-March 3. Auditions are by appointment only. Prepare a comedic monologue and bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Character descriptions are on the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina’s website. “Blithe Spirit” will be directed by Russell Treyz. Noon-7:00 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head. 843-686-3945, ext. 202; gragland@artshhi.com; or www.artshhi.com/auditions.

OCT. 2

Opening of the Town of Hilton Head Island’s Municipal Gallery: The Artist’s Gallery at Town Hall, an initiative of the Town of Hilton Head Island’s Office of Cultural Affairs, will open with a public reception. Presented in partnership with the Arts & Cultural Council of Hilton Head, the gallery opens with the works of 22 local artists have been selected for display in the exhibit at Town Hall. Free. 3 p.m. One Town Center Court, Hilton Head Island. 843-341-4703 or jennm@hiltonheadislandsc.gov.

So What? Making Decorative Arts Relevant at Savannah Historic Sites Lecture: Shannon Browning-Mullis, curator of history and decorative arts, will share stories associated with a special piece of silver that will be on view for the event and discuss how such objects are used in our historic sites. Free for members, $10 for non-members. 5:30 p.m., Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center, 207 W York St., Savannah. Calli Laundre at 912-790-8807.

Native Americans Part 1: Look deep into the Lowcountry’s past and meet its first residents, Native American tribes who came to fish and hunt in the Port Royal Sound area. $10 for Heritage Library members; $15 for non-members. 10:30 a.m., Heritage Library, 2 Corpus Christi Suite 100, Hilton Head Island. www.heritagelib.org.

OCT. 2-3

BlufftonSymphonySymphony Under the Stars: “Salute To Hollywood”: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra brings “Symphony Under the Stars” to Bluffton again this year. Led by John Morris Russell, this event features music of Hollywood — songs from “Gone With the Wind,” “My Fair Lady,” “Titanic, “The Sound of Music,” “Star Wars” and more. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic dinner and enjoy a great evening. Tickets for table seating are $85 and $75, concert seating is $50, and lawn seating is $25. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Moreland Village, Palmetto Bluff. 843-842-2055.

OCT. 2-21

“Amadeus”: Capturing five Tony Awards and the Lowcountry’s top pick, “Amadeus” is the story of Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy who arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri is seized by obsessive jealousy and begins a war with Mozart, music and, ultimately, God. $40-50. 8 p.m., with 2 and 7 p.m. showings on Sundays. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or www.artshhi.com.

OCT. 2-6, NOV. 3

Teaching Magic: The Fine Art of 16 Fine Teachers:  Sixteen inspiring teachers show how they make the “magic” happen at Art League Gallery. This is an exciting exhibition of new work by the talented instructors who teach at Art League Academy. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Art League Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060.

OCT. 3

“A Loud Sound”: The Coastal Discovery Museum will host Christopher Kehrer for this program about the Port Royal Sound, a unique estuary with a large biodiversity. This talk is an in-depth look at underwater acoustics, why fish vocalize and what stresses can affect fish reproduction. Cost is $7 and reservations are required. 3 p.m., The Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or www.coastaldiscovery.org/calendarofevents.

Using Ancestry.com: This two-hour session will give participants a look at the Ancestry.com site. And provides instruction on setting up your family tree. Presented by Joyce Kelleher. Reservations are required. $15 for Heritage Library members; $20 for non-members. 10:30 a.m., Heritage Library, 2 Corpus Christi Suite 100, Hilton Head Island. www.heritagelib.org.

Autosomal DNA: If you have tested your autosomal DNA with Ancestry, Family Tree DNA or 23andme, this lecture is for you. Jan Alpert will review all three websites with suggestions for contacting cousins and analyzing your DNA results. The course is for people who have already tested their autosomal DNA. Reservations are required. $15 for Heritage Library members; $20 for non-members. 1:30 p.m., Heritage Library, 2 Corpus Christi Suite 100, Hilton Head Island. www.heritagelib.org.

OCT. 4

Fold3: Fold3, formerly Footnote, advertises itself as “The web’s premier collection of original military records.”  The website has records from the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican and Indian War, Civil War, World Wars I and II, and the Vietnam War, as well as some non-military collections. Fold3 is a subscription website if used from home but is available at the Heritage Library for patrons. Reservations are required. $15 for Heritage Library members; $20 for non-members. 10:30 a.m., Santa Elena History Center, 1501 Bay St., Beaufort. heritagelib.org.

Town of Hilton Head Island Mayoral Candidate Forum: Hear from Hilton Head Island mayoral candidates to learn more about their positions on issues affecting the island, residents and local communities. Free. 5:30-7 p.m., Hilton Head Christian Academy. info@Hiltonheadisland.org.

Oct. 5

“Music from the Small Screen”: The Hilton Head Choral Society is celebrating its 43rd season this year with Pops! concert “Music from the Small Screen.” The group’s artistic director Tim Reynolds describes it as a television-inspired Pops! concert with a variety of music. Tickets are $15- $40. 8 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-341-3818 or www.hiltonheadchoralsociety.org.  

OCT. 5-DEC. 31


Daufuskie Island Artists, Artisans and Authors”: The Coastal Discovery Museum will host tours, talks, gallery walks, and book signings during this exhibition, with an opening reception set for Oct. 11. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or www.coastaldiscovery.org/calendar.

OCT. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27

pianosDueling Pianos: This sing-along style of entertainment includes two piano players, Ellie Stewart and David Ross, playing music spanning the decades. It is part comedy and includes plenty of audience participation. Group reservations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Free. 7:30 and 10 p.m. Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26 at Club Seats Grille, Hilton Head; 10 p.m. Oct. 13 and 27 at Cheap Seats 2, Bluffton; 5 and 8 p.m. Oct. 6 and 20 at Cheap Seats Riverwalk, Ridgeland. 843-422-3556.

OCT. 5

Contemporary Spotlight:Erin Johnson Exhibition Opens: Telfair Museums presents a Contemporary Spotlight exhibition with artist Erin Johnson. The immersive video and sound installation “Heavy Water” is a new commission that resulted after the artist spend more than a year researching the region and learning about the complex relationships at the Savannah River Site. Through March 3. Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, 207 W York St., Savannah. 912-790-8800 or www.telfair.org.

OCT. 6

34th Annual Chili Cookoff: The Kiwanis Clubs of Hilton Head Island will host the cookoff rain or shine with all-you-can-eat chili. Local chili cooks will compete in professional and amateur categories. Local band B Town Playaz will play and there will be a Kid’s Zone. The event benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry, Island Rec Center, The Sandbox, Gregory’s Playground and other children’s charities. Beer, wine, soda, hot dogs and ice cream will also be available for purchase. Parking is free. Advance tickets are $15 and available at The Coastal Discovery Museum, Burke’s Pharmacy, Reilley’s South, Honey Baked Ham, Bluffton Pharmacy and any Kiwanis member. Tickets on the day of the event are $20. 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, Hilton Head Island. Chalk@hargray.com, bll.haley@vacasa.com or www.hiltonheadkiwanis.org.

Fix the Ferrals 7th Annual Cut-a-thon:  This event benefits Hilton Head Humane Association’s Mary Olsen Feral Cat Program. There will be haircuts with a donation, sweet treats, silent auction, raffle drawing, pet adoptions, and fun for all ages. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tara’s Salon, 55 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8686.

“What the Heck Is It?”: The Hilton Head Island Chapter of the Archaeological Society of South Carolina’s annual program of identifying unknown artifacts brought in by chapter members and the general public. Professional archaeologists Dr. Jon Leader, the South Carolina state archaeologist, and Dr. Eric Poplin, vice president of Brockington Inc., will be the expert panel identifying and dating these treasured artifacts. Search your house and bring in anything which you need to have analyzed, identified and dated by our expert panel. Free. 1-4 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum Discovery House, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island.

Hounds on the Harbour: Join us in Harbour Town for a fun day with Fido. On hand will be providers of dog-related services including grooming, boarding, training, vets and retail products. Hilton Head Humane Association will have dogs available for adoption. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Harbour Town, 149 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843- 842-1979 or www.seapines.com/events.

Music on Malphrus: The Black Feathers will perform at Music on Malphrus. $20. 7 p.m., The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. 843-837-3330 or visit www.uulowcountry.org.


Ken Ueno’s “Ghost Vault Triptych”: Ken Ueno will compose, direct, and inhabit a series of site-specific public performances titled “Ghost Vault Triptych” at the Cluskey Embankment Stores at Factor’s Walk. Note: There is no seating at the Cluskey Embankment Stores, please plan to stand or bring a portable chair. Free. 8-9 p.m., Cluskey Embankment Stores, 115 E River St., Savannah. 912-790-8800.

OCT. 7-13

Fire Prevention Week Pancake Breakfast: Get ready for Fire Prevention Week: Meet local firefighters at a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 7. Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue Station 4, 400 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-682-5141.  

OCT. 7

“Here To Stay: A Gershwin Celebration”: Two outstanding pianist/vocalists, Champian Fulton and John Proulx, will perform in this 80-minute revue explores the George Gershwin catalogue. The show is a preview for the New York City premier. 1 p.m., The Jazz Corner, C-1 The Village at Wexford, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620.

Musical Matinees: “Little Shop of Horrors”: Get into the Halloween mood with the 1986 cult-classic “Little Shop of Horrors.” A nerdy florist, played by Rick Moranis, finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed. Tickets are $2 for SCAD cardholders; $5 for non-SCAD students, children younger than 15, military and seniors; and $8 for general admission. 3 p.m., Lucas Theatre, Savannah. cdepue@scad.edu

Erin Johnson and Ken Ueno Artist Talk and Performance: Join exhibiting artists Erin Johnson and Ken Ueno in an artist talk, performance, and walking conversation about their individual and collaborative works, particularly how place and histories drive their decision making. Johnson will talk about her exhibition “Heavy Water” in the Jepson. The artist talk will be followed by a performance by Ken Ueno called “Jepson Satellite” in the Jepson Center atrium. Free. 2-4 p.m., Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, 207 W York St., Savannah. 912-790-8800.

OCT. 9

Pat ConroyPat Conroy’s Reverence for Teaching: The Coastal Discovery Museum will host Jonathan Haupt for this program about Pat Conroy. Haupt will also have copies of “Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy,” a new book he co-edited, available for sale. Haupt is the executive director of the Pat Conroy Literary Center and the founding director of the annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival. Cost is $7 per person and reservations are required. 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or www.coastaldiscovery.org/calendar.

Native Americans Part 2: South Carolina’s varied geography created different lifestyles for hundreds of tribes. From the upstate to the Lowcountry, you’ll learn how their location shaped their lives. $10 for Heritage Library members; $15 for non-members. 10:30 a.m., Heritage Library, 2 Corpus Christi Suite 100, Hilton Head Island. Register online at www.HeritageLib.org.

OCT. 10

doTERRA Dream Post Convention Tour: For the first time, essential oil company doTERRA is coming to Hilton Head Island. Learn how to use essential oils for health and self-care, to be inspired, and as a natural immune boost as we enter the fall season. Free; reservations are required. 7-9 p.m., 23 Ocean Lane, Hilton Head. www.eventbrite.com.

“MacKiev Family Tree Maker 2017 Is Here, so Get with the Program”: Are you researching and saving your info on scraps of paper, posting your tree on line at ancestry.com, or doing nothing with your research? None of the above will allow you to prepare, print out, or easily share a nice, polished, genealogy product. You need genealogy software such as MacKiev’s Family Tree Maker 2017. $15 for Heritage Library members; $20 for non-members. 10:30 a.m., Heritage Library, 2 Corpus Christi Suite 100, Hilton Head Island. cclemens318@roadrunner.com or www.heritagelib.org.

“Managing Your Genealogy Media”:  The class will explain image files and how to use them to enhance your family tree through the use of Family Tree Maker software. $15 for Heritage Library members; $20 for non-members. 10:30 a.m., Heritage Library, 2 Corpus Christi Suite 100, Hilton Head Island. cclemens318@roadrunner.com or www.heritagelib.org.

HHHA Adoption Event: Join the Foundation Realty Team for a pet adoption day with Hilton Head Humane Association. Donate a can or bag of pet food to be entered into a raffle to win gift cards or a cash prize. Each attendee will also receive a goodie bag. Noon-2 p.m., Foundation Realty, 1127 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. 843- 681-8686.

Oct. 12

AGO 20th Anniversary Concert: A concert celebrating the local chapter of the American Guild of Organist with music for organ, instruments, and choir featuring Haydn’s “Missa Brevis St. Joannis de Dew” little organ Mass. Free. 6:30 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8333 or www.allsaints-hhi.org.

Women in Business Breakfast: Join women business leaders for networking and lunch with special guest speaker Pamela Evette. As the Republican candidate for South Carolina lieutenant governor and president of Quality Business Solutions in the Upstate, Evette has an inspiring message as a business owner a political newcomer. Registration and networking begin at 8 a.m., breakfast and program begin at 9 a.m. Country Club of Hilton Head.

OCT. 12-13

2018 Fall Artist Show: This annual fall show features Disney animation veteran James Coleman, Lowcountry realist Rodel Gonzalez, wavy art creator Steve Barton, black-and-white seascape artist Phillip Anthony and digital art master Stephen Harlan. All artists will be discussing their work, unveiling new pieces and painting live during this special two-night event. 6-9 p.m., Endangered Arts, 841 William Hilton Parkway Unit B, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-5075.

OCT. 13-14

The Yacht Club of Hilton Head Island Regatta Weekend 2018: Since the 1970s, The Yacht Club of Hilton Head Island has held two sailing race events in Calibogue Sound. Spectators are welcome, and volunteers will be in Harbour Town to explain the races. Come enjoy a great day viewing the races, shopping and dining. Registration required. The Harbour Town Cup will be held at noon Oct. 13 and the Calibogue Cup will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 14. 843- 384-7322 or www.seapines.com/events.

OCT. 13-21

14th Annual Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival: The festival is a week-long event offering activities showcasing locally harvested seafood, delicious Lowcountry cuisine, the area’s rich history, and Southern hospitality found only in Bluffton. The highlight of the festival is the Street Fest, which includes a juried fine art show featuring over 100 artists from 10 different states displaying and selling their art, delicious food provided by the area's premier restaurants and caterers, and great music and entertainment. 843-757-2583 or www.blufftonartsandseafoodfestival.com.

OCT. 13

oyster roastTCL Oyster Ghost Roast & Cornhole Tournament: The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host its annual oyster roast. This year’s Oyster Ghost Roast is fall-themed with all-you-can-eat oysters, chili, hot dogs, caramel apples and more. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. The event will feature a live DJ, karaoke, expanded children’s activities and a costume contest. A cornhole tournament will also be held. Tickets are $25-$60 and free for children 10 and younger. 6 p.m., TCL, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. www.tcl.edu/oysters.

Putting Figures in Your Landscapes: Award-winning impressionist painter and part-time Lowcountry resident Leslie Dyas will teach this workshop. $72 for Art League members; $80 for non-members. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Art League Academy,106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-5738, academy@artleaguehhi.org or www.artLeaguehhi.org.

jewelry workshopCold Connections Jewelry Workshop: Join the Coastal Discovery Museum for a jewelry workshop with local fine artists Jo Ann Graham. Students will work with Graham to create their own earrings or pin using tube, wire or rivets. All materials and tools will be provided. Cost is $95 for ages 12 and older and reservations are required. 1-4 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223.

OCT. 14

The Bluffton Heritage Discovery Tour: Kick off the Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival with a leisurely and fun journey through Bluffton's past. A special exhibit will be set up unfolding an untold story of the Reconstruction era in the South. Then take a tour using Celebrate Bluffton's "Bluffton Buddy" tour app, which will guide you throughout Bluffton with many stories of its rich history and heritage. Enjoy lunch and shopping along the way in the area’s restaurants and shops. Free. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Bluffton. 843-781-7390 or www.celebratebluffton.com.

Hospice Care of the Lowcountry’s Croquet & Cocktails: Enjoy an afternoon on the lawn while competing to win cash prizes for the charity of your choice. Guests and players can enjoy appetizers, a VIP cigar lounge, bourbon tasting and a cash bar. No previous croquet experience is necessary, and all equipment is provided. Sponsorship opportunities available. Cost is $100. 2-6 p.m., Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club, Port Royal Plantation, Hilton Head Island. 843-706-2296 or visit www.hospicecarelc.org.

Jazz Brunch: Enjoy a delicious gourmet brunch, bottomless mimosas, a full cash bar and the Brazilian swing jazz of The Jackson and Maggie Evans Trio while raising funds for adult and family literacy. Tickets are $65. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., The Literacy Center, 1B Kittie's Landing Way, Bluffton. www.theliteracycenter.org.  

2018 Latin Music Festival: The 2018 Latin Music Festival is a celebration highlighting Latino Heritage Month through music, dance and food. This festival highlights, honors, and celebrates the beautiful Latino culture that surrounds us. Noon-8 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-2393.

OCT. 16

“Hilton Head Island in the Civil War”: Robert Carse’s 1961 book, “Hilton Head Island in the Civil War: Department of the South” is the definitive work on the history of Hilton Head Island during the Union occupation of the 1860s. This program focuses on the lessons this book can teach us about the island’s history. $15 for Heritage Library members; $20 for non-members. 10:30 a.m., Heritage Library, 2 Corpus Christi Suite 100, Hilton Head Island. cclemens318@roadrunner.com or www.heritagelib.org.

OCT. 18

“Cranford Hollow SubieStock Concert” Palmetto Animal League Benefit: Support pet rescue from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Peacock Subaru Hilton Head at Peacock Auto Mall in Bluffton. Free food, beverages, door prizes and live music. Adoption fees waived all day at the shelter and concert, through a grant from the ASPCA. The first 100 people to donate to PAL will receive a free tie-dyed T shirt. Guests are invited to bring their own dogs to the party. Register for door prizes at subiestock2018.eventbrite.com.

OCT. 17-19

Three-Day Workshop with Jonathan McPhillips: Art League of Hilton Head is excited to announce that New England artist and instructor Jonathan McPhillips will be holding a three-day Lowcountry workshop in October. This all-levels workshop is for those looking to enhance their skills while depicting various scenery of the Lowcountry. $315 for Art League members; $350 for non-members. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Art League Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-5738 or www.artleaguehhi.org.

OCT. 17

Southeast Coastal Birds at Coastal Discovery Museum: The Coastal Discovery will host Paul Weatherhead for this program on birds. Migratory birds travel 20,000 miles from the tip of Argentina in the south to the Arctic Circle in the north.  Come see pictures of some of these fascinating birds that live and pass through Hilton Head Island. Discover where you can see birdlife online and in the Lowcountry. $7. 3 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223.

“Tips and Tricks for Family Tree Maker 2017: Moving Beyond the Basics”: This class is for those currently using MacKiev’s Family Tree 2017 software. You will learn how to go beyond the basics. Reservations are required. $15 for Heritage Library members; $20 for non-members. 10:30 a.m., Heritage Library, 2 Corpus Christi Suite 100, Hilton Head Island. cclemens318@roadrunner.com or www.heritagelib.org.

OCT. 18-20

Roberto Coin Trunk Show: Get an exclusive look at new creations by jewelry designer Roberto Coin. Since 1996, Coin works with Italian artisans to bring his romantic designs to life. The Sea Pines gate pass will be refunded for attendees. Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 18 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 19-20, Forsythe Jewelers, 71 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-7070.

OCT. 18

Palmetto Quilt Guild: The Palmetto Quilt Guild will meet with guest speaker Bonnie Langenfeld, a fabric artist and teacher from Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and Cape Coral, Florida who likes to create realistic fabric pictures using free-motion machine stitching. The meeting is open to members and guests. Guest fee is $5. 3 p.m., Hilton Head Beach & Tennis Club, 40 Folly Field Road, Hilton Head Island. www.palmettoquiltguild.org.

OCT. 19

Music on Malphrus: Vance Gilbert will perform at Music on Malphrus. Tickets are $20. 7 p.m., The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. 843-837-3330 or www.uulowcountry.org.

OCT. 20

herbariumHerbarium Workshop: An herbarium is a systematically arranged collection of mounted, dried plants that can be used as a reference. In this workshop, join three local artists to create your own decorative and educational herbarium using locally found materials, handmade paper, illustrations, and poetic prose. Painter Mira Scott, conceptual illustrator and paper artist Mary C. Leto, and writer/poet Elizabeth Robin will lead the class. Cost is $45 for ages 10 and older and reservations are required. 2-4 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223.

Making Sense of the Census: Trace your family tree every 10 years from 1790 to 1940.  The lecture will review the information that is unique in each Census year and why it is important to find your family in every Census. The experience level is beginner through intermediate. Reservations are required. Fee is $15 for Heritage Library members; $20 for non-members. 10:30 a.m., Santa Elena History Center, 1501 Bay St., Beaufort. www.heritagelib.org.

lowcountryvegfestLowcountry VegFest 2018: The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club will host its third vegan festival. This event will take place rain or shine. Bring tents and umbrellas if necessary. Open to the public. Vendors will sell food and merchandise. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, Hilton Head Island. www.lowcountryvegfest.com.

Fall Craft and Bake Sale: 2018 Fall Craft and Bake Sale is sponsored by the Hilton Head Plantation Craft Workshop. Hundreds of unique handmade items and home-baked goods for sale. Come early for the best selection. All proceeds benefit Hospice Care of the Lowcountry. Free. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 829 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-4656.

FAMILY DAYFree Family Day: “Monet to Matisse:Masterworks of French Impressionism from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens”: Enjoy a day celebrating Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. Children and families can try out pointillist painting techniques, make miniature Impressionist paintings, and go on a scavenger hunt of the exhibition. Local artists will be on hand to lead plein air painting demonstrations in front of the museum, and local musicians will provide a program of Impressionist music in the auditorium. Free. 1-4 p.m., Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, 207 W York St., Savannah. 912-790-8800.

OCT. 21

Hilton Head Humane Association's Halloween Party: Get your costumes ready for a costume contest and parade for kids, adults and, of course, dogs. Prizes, giveaways, games and music with entertainment featuring DJ Alan Palchak. Noon-2 p.m., Hilton Head Humane Association, 10 Humane Way, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8686.

OCT. 23

Sea Pines 1950-1983: The modern era of Hilton Head Island’s history began when Charles Fraser began developing Sea Pines from timber land owned by his family. Learn about how the island’s destiny was shaped by Fraser’s vision. $15 for Heritage Library members; $20 for non-members. 10:30 a.m., Heritage Library, 2 Corpus Christi Suite 100, Hilton Head Island. www.heritagelib.org.

OCT. 24

H.L. Hunley: Its History, Recovery, and Restoration”: Historian Steve Quick will tell the story of the H.L. Hunley. Cost is $7 and reservations are required. 3 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or www.coastaldiscovery.org/calendar.

HeritageQuest Online: HeritageQuest is a family history database that includes direct links to wills and probates, immigration records, public records, Revolutionary War pensions, Freedman's Bank records, historical maps, and land records. Come see what this program has to offer. Class size is limited and reservations are required. $15 for Heritage Library members; $20 for non-members. 10:30 a.m., Heritage Library, 2 Corpus Christi Suite 100, Hilton Head Island. www.heritagelib.org.

Full Moon Shore Explore:  Discover our beaches under a full moon. Search for nocturnal life including ghost crabs and other sea creatures that scurry throughout our dunes and surf systems. Reservations are required. $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 12 and younger. 7:30-8:30 p.m., The Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island. 843- 842-1979 or www.seapines.com/events.

OCT. 25

Paint Pouring Party: Go with the flow as you learn the fundamentals of paint pouring. During this class for adults, you will learn various techniques while creating two abstract pieces of fluid art. $55 and registration is required. 6-8 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. artshhi.com/workshops or aadams@artshhi.com.

Coligny Halloween: Kids can trick-or-treat at Coligny Plaza’s more than 60 stores and enjoy a costume contest and music by DJ Crush. 4-7 pm. www.colignyplaza.com.

OCT. 26-28

Tennis Boot Camp: Ten hours of drills and instruction designed to get you back into tournament shape. Ages 17 and older. NTRP 4.0 and up. 4-to-1 student/teacher ratio. $300 and reservations are required. 3-5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m.-noon Sunday, The Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island. 843- 363-4495 or www.seapines.com/events.

OCT. 26

Organ Rededication Concert: Dr. Patrick Hawkins will perform a concert featuring Bach’s “St. Anne Prelude and Fugue,” movements from Wildor’s “Organ Symphony No. 2” and other works showcasing the rejoicing of the Paul and Edie Kopelcheck Organ. $20. 7 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8333 or www.allsaints-hhi.org.

OCT. 26

State of the Region with Sen. Tim Scott:Join more than 700 business and community leaders to hear about key regional accomplishments and pressing issues facing our region, with keynote address by Sen. Tim Scott. Registration and networking begin at 11 a.m.; lunch and the program begin at noon. $40 for members of the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, $50 for non-members. Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa. info@Hiltonheadisland.org.

mystiqueMasquerade in the Mansion: Magic and mystique await as you wander the beautiful and historic Telfair Academy. Enjoy unique entertainment such as magic, fire dancers, belly dancers, and a photo booth, plus music and dancing, and libations. This event is open to anyone at least 21 years of age. Each admission ticket includes two drink tickets; additional drink tickets will be available for purchase. Attire is creative black tie. Early Bird Tickets by Oct. 25 are $65 for members and $85 for non-members; at the door, tickets are $85 for members and $100 for non-members; patron tickets are $125. 8 p.m., Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St., Savannah. 912-790-8807 or www.telfair.org/masquerade.

OCT. 26-27

Mother's Finest: Founded in Atlanta, this funk-rock band has a devoted following.. $51. 8 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or www.artshhi.com.

Halloween Wagon Ride: Show off your Halloween costume in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve and hunt for clues to lead you to the pumpkin patch. Reservations required. $16 for adults, $13 for children ages 12 and younger. 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Sea Pines Forest Preserve, Hilton Head Island. www.seapines.com/events.

OCT. 27

Walk to End Alzheimer’s:  Funds raised in this Bluffton walk fund the care, support and research efforts of the nonprofit Alzheimer's Association. Each registered walker with a wristband will receive a Promise Garden flower. Blue represents someone with Alzheimer's or dementia; purple is for someone who has lost a loved one to the disease; yellow represents someone who is currently supporting or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s; orange is for everyone who supports the cause and vision of a world without Alzheimer’s. Registration is at 10 a.m., walk begins at 11 a.m.  Calhoun Street Promenade in Old Town Bluffton, 16 Promenade St. 843-614-6608 or ccorley@alz.org.

OCT. 27

Mitchelville Preservation Project forum “Freedom Isn’t Free.” The struggle for freedom continues in this country. This one-day session will highlight Reconstruction, the American Civil Rights Movement, voting rights, citizenship and more. The Westin Hotel on Hilton Head Island. Registration is $80 and includes lunch. Register online at exploremitchelville.org.

OCT. 28

25th Polo for Charity Event: Enjoy a Lowcountry afternoon of polo, tailgating, divot stomping and plenty of fun for the whole family at the 25th Polo for Charity event. Known as Bluffton’s largest picnic, attendees are encouraged to get creative with their menu as well as their attire. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Okatie. This year’s primary beneficiary is the Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes and the K-9s for Warriors program. Tickets are $25 at the gate on the day of the match or $20 in advance. Free for those younger than 12. 2 p.m., Rose Hill Equestrian Center, 1 Equestrian Way, Bluffton. 843-298-3055, 843-384-8010 or rotarypolo@hotmail.com.

“Songs and Beers For Heroes”: This fundraising event for first responders and their families has been rescheduled due to last month’s hurricane threat, and will be held Oct. 28 at Poseidon from 6-10 p.m. It will raise money for the 200 Club, providing financial assistance to local families of fallen first responders.
“Songs and Beer for Heroes” will include \musicians including Ben Hughey of Näytiv, Spike Ivory, C.C. Witt and Lyn Avenue, as well as Dillon Dixon. Additionally, craft beer will be served by 13 Stripes Brewery, River Dog Brewing Co., Salt Marsh Brewing, Southern Barrel, Coastal Empire Brewing Co., and Service Brewing. The 200 Club will be hosting a silent auction in addition to displaying it’s Memorial Wall, a 40-foot mobile display honoring fallen first responders from the Coastal Empire. Admission to Songs and Beer for Heroes will be $25 per person, and will include a Lowcountry Boil, BBQ dinner buffet, salad, and dessert. Each attendee will also receive two 4 oz. beer tastings, as well as a collectible pint glass. Additional tastings will be available for $2. Presale tickets are available at www.therooftophhi.com. All proceeds from admission, beer tastings, and the silent auction will be donated to the 200 Club.  For more information: visit www.twohundredclub.org

Halloween on the Harbour: Celebrate Halloween at The Sea Pines Resort with activities, cookies and trick-or-treating around Harbour Town. Participants of all ages are invited to come in costume. Free. 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. 843- 842-1979 or www.seapines.com/events.

OCT. 30

Camera Club of Hilton Head Island Meeting: Guest speaker Jerry Griffin’s presentation will address techniques for photographing small birds. Members and guests are welcome. 7 p.m., Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 2 Mathews Court, Hilton Head Island. www.cchhi.net.

Cemeteries of Hilton Head Island: Every cemetery tells a story, and the 16 known cemeteries on Hilton Head Island each provide a glimpse into the lives of the people who once called the island home. During this educational presentation, you’ll learn their history and where they are located. $10 for Heritage Library members; $15 for non-members. 10:30 a.m., The Heritage Library, 2 Corpus Christi Suite 100, Hilton Head Island. www.heritagelib.org.

OCT. 31

Trunk-O-Ween: 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. Free. 5-7p.m., Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island.

“What Can You Find in Census Records?”: This class takes a look at all the census records from 1790 through 1940, the last Census available to the public at this time. Reservations are required. $15 for Heritage Library members; $20 for non-members. 1:30 p.m., The Heritage Library, 2 Corpus Christi Suite 100, Hilton Head Island. www.heritagelib.org.

batsLowcountry Bats at the Coastal Discovery Museum: This program will try to dispel the myths, heal some of the media damage and teach the wonderful facts about bats. Nancy Owens will introduce the audience to Batman and Radar, 2 non-releasable big brown bats. Earth’s bats are at risk right now and the more we can understand and help them, the healthier our planet and our lives will be. Cost is $7 and reservations are required. 3 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223.


NOV. 1 -30
Meet artist L.Robert Stanfield, Opening reception, November 2th, 5:30 - 8:00pm:
Karis Art Gallery is proud to present the work of L.Robert Stanfield. L.Robert is an accomplished artist who received his formal training at Savannah College of Art and Design, he studied materials and techniques across a wide range of disciplines and then returned to his studio to merge them into what is commonly known as “mixed media” art. This show is a multifaceted representation of a layering technique that L. Robert has developed over the course of his career, including wall hangings, paintings, textured pieces, and functional art in the form of tabletops. Using blue as his primary color and music as a working inspiration, L. Robert instills a symphonic and oceanic essence in the work.
Featuring the title piece, “Sea of Dreams,” a table L. Robert created using his layering technique. He explains: “This technique gives three-dimensional depth to color, inspired by van Gogh’s use of thick paint. Using shimmering metallics and a clear gloss finish results in diverting and reflecting the light, leaving a ‘wet’ look to the surface of the work.
Sea of Dreams Opening reception from 5:30 - 8:00pm Nov. 2th. Exhibit runs Nov. 1 - 31st. Karis Art Gallery 843-785-5100 or karisartgallery.com.

NOV. 1 & 3
“Into the Woods Jr.”:
Hilton Head Christian Academy takes the audience on a spellbinding journey into the adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s Tony Award-winning musical “Into the Woods Jr.” This quirky retelling of Brothers Grimm stories is packed with familiar characters, but traditional storylines have been altered and all do not receive their happily ever after. The musical centers on a childless baker and his wife, who have been cursed by a neighboring witch. $15 for adults; $10 for students. 7 p.m., with a 3 p.m. matinee Nov. 3, Hilton Head Christian Academy, 55 Gardner Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843- 681-2878 or www.hhcadrama.eventbrite.com.

NOV. 2-5

Bob Masteller's Jazz for All Ages Jazz Festival: Don't miss the fantastic event benefiting the Junior Jazz Foundation and its mission to keep music alive and strong in our schools. This year's lineup will include vibraphonist Christian Tamburr with vocalist Clint Holmes at The Jazz Corner on Nov. 2 & 3, followed by main headliner Joey Alexander on Nov. 4 and The Jazz Corner favorite Ronnie Leigh on Nov. 5. $30-$100. Sonesta Oceanfront Resort, 130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.thejuniorjazzfoundation.org or www.jazzforallages.com.

NOV. 3

JPII Fall Fest/ Pub Night: Live music from the Chiggers Beirgarten, food stations, and silent auction. To benefit John Paul II Catholic School. Cost is $65 per person; $120 for two tickets. 6 p.m., John Paul II Athletic Center, 4211 N. Okatie Highway. 843-645-3838.

NOV. 4

Bob Dylan: Legendary singer and songwriter Bob Dylan performs in Charleston. $58.50-$118.50. 8 p.m., North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston. www.ticketmaster.com.

NOV. 6, FEB. 9 AND APRIL 26 & 28

The Mary Green Chorale: An auditioned ensemble of 30 to 40 voices will present three concerts during the 2018-19 season. Nov. 6 is an opening concert to mark two centennial celebrations: the end of World War I and the birth of American composer, conductor and educator Leonard Bernstein. Tickets are $25. 7:30 p.m., Holy Family Catholic Church, 24 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. Tickets are available online, Burke’s Pharmacy, The Oilerie, Markel’s Card & Gift Shop and Station300. 843-802-4441.

NOV. 8

Pi Beta Phi Hilton Head Island Alumnae Club: The Pi Beta Phi Hilton Head Island Alumnae Club is seeking new members and invites all Hilton Head Island and Bluffton area Pi Beta Phi alumni to lunch at Truffle’s in Belfair Towne Village, 91 Towne Dr, Bluffton, on Thursday, November 8 at 12:00 p.m. Please indicate your interest in attending by emailing hiltonheadpibetaphi@gmail.com.The Hilton Head Pi Phi Club is a social group of women that focus on having fun together, building friendships, and giving back to the community. Numerous annual events are planned, including the Fall Salad Luncheon, Christmas Party, Angel Hour Gatherings, Founder’s Day Luncheon and more. Annual dues are $50.00 which support the national fraternity as well as local philanthropic activity. For more information, please email hiltonheadpibetaphi@gmail.com.

NOV. 9-11

Annual Auldbrass Plantation Tours: Auldbrass, Frank Lloyd Wright’s only home in the Lowcountry, is now on tour every year. The Beaufort County Open Land Trust has teamed up with local event planner Ashley Rhodes to host the event. Proceeds benefit the Beaufort County Open Land Trust. Tickets are $175. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 843-816-6377 or www.eventbrite.com.  

NOV. 10

St. Andrew By-The-Sea Fall Festival: Fall Festival is one of the largest continuously run church bazaars in South Carolina, with proceeds supporting mission projects. Sale items include baked goods, a garden shop with live plants, and gently used items including books, households/electronics/small furniture, children’s items and toys, sporting goods with bikes/golf clubs, jewelry and a Christmas shop. There will also be a silent auction. There will be great food, live music, and coffee and doughnuts for early arrivals. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., St. Andrew By-The-Sea, 20 Pope Ave., Hilton Head. 843-785-4711.

NOV. 12

Veterans Day Remembrance: The American Legion Alexander Wattay Post 185, with the Military Officer’s Association and the Hilton Head Island Council of the Navy League, will host the island’s annual Veterans Day Remembrance. The guest speaker is U.S. Army Lt. Col. Kenneth Dwyer, garrison commander at Hunter Army Airfield, who served three tours in Afghanistan and received the Purple Heart. Hilton Head Mayor David Bennett will issue a proclamation. The Shore Notes will perform. Free. 10:30 a.m., Shelter Cove Veterans Memorial Park, Hilton Head Island. In case of rain, St. Andrew By-the-Sea Methodist Church, 20 Pope Ave., Hilton Head.

NOV. 15-17

blbookfestBluffton Book Festival: The 2018 Bluffton Book Festival will once again feature a lecture series, workshops, and other added activities. The festival begins with a Pat Conroy Literary Center lecture titled “Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy,” at the Bluffton library. The next day will be workshops for writers and readers, and the popular VIP Reception with the featured authors. The 2018 Reception is titled “Books, Bourbon, and Brew.” For the third day, meet and greet authors and purchase signed copies of their books; bring children to the new Kids Corner at the festival; and enjoy food and wares from local and regional vendors. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Calhoun Street, Old Town Bluffton. 843-707-6409 or www.blufftonbookfestival.org.

NOV. 16-18

Pedal Hilton Head Island 2018: More than a cycling event, this event includes music, nightly concerts, a beach bike race, and rides of varying to support the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island. Coligny Plaza, 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. pedalhiltonheadisland@bgclowcountry.org or www.pedalhiltonheadisland.org.

NOV. 16

Songwriters in the Round 2018: This unique event celebrates Nashville’s prominent songwriters as they perform their music in an intimate setting while sharing an inside view of the stories that made their songs hits on the radio. Featuring a special performance from Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities students. 6:30 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.gsafoundation.net/events/.

NOV. 17

Italian Festival: Celebrate Italian culture at the ninth annual festival. Eat, drink, dance and socialize at the Hilton Head Island version of the Italian-Heritage Festival in honor of the Feast of San Gennaro, hosted by the Italian-American Club of Hilton Head. $6 per person, kids age 10 and younger are free. Free parking. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 412-897-1148 or www.iachh.org.


“Where’s the Wag Wednesday?”: 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 membership@hhhumane.org.

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.

Garvin-Garvey House Tours: Visit the newly restored Garvin-Garvey House for a guided tour. $5 per person. By appointment from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton. www.townofbluffton.sc.gov/garvin-garvey.

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.

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 American 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.

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 classapro@pga.com.

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.

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. 4 p.m. Saturdays, Rowing & Sailing Center, 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-816-0172.

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. www.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 for adults and $65 for children ages 12 and younger. 1:30-5:30 p.m. Fridays. Depart from Shelter Cove Marina, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223