Crescendo festival will celebrate arts, culture and history

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crescendoThings to See & Hear  

OCT. 1

Opulent Oceans Exhibition: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Featuring 22 large-format reproductions from rare and illustrated scientific works from the American Museum of Natural History. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org .

THROUGH JAN. 31

2018 Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island presented by Community Foundation of the Lowcountry:  9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 31 at Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. This free public exhibition features 20 large-scale sculptures created by artists from across the country and accessible by walking a one-mile walking path. Friday guided tours available at 1 p.m. for $10 per adult and $5 per child. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

OCT. 2 – NOV. 11

“Teaching Magic”: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday from Oct. 2 to Nov. 11 at the Art League Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. The Art League of Hilton Head will showcase artwork by its own art academy instructors in the group show “Teaching Magic.” Free. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.org.

OCT. 2

Opening Reception for Artist’s Gallery at Town Hall: 3 p.m. Oct. 2, Hilton Head Town Hall, 1 Town Center Court, Hilton Head Island. The Hilton Head Island Office of Cultural Affairs and the Arts and Cultural Council of Hilton Head will host an opening reception to celebrate the installation of the “Artist’s Gallery,” which features the works of 22 local artists. Free. 843-341-4600.

OCT. 2-3

“Symphony Under the Stars” Presented by Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2-3, Moreland Village, Palmetto Bluff. John Morris Russell will lead the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra in “Movie Moments,” featuring scores from the greatest movies of Hollywood. Gates open 6 p.m. Tickets are $75-$85 for table seating, $50 for theater chair seating, and $25 for lawn seating. Advance reservations are recommended. 843-842-2055 or www.hhso.org.

OCT. 2-21

“Amadeus”: 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sundays, Oct. 2-21 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arrives in Vienna determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri begins a war with Mozart, his music and ultimately, with God. Tickets start at $40 for adults and $27 for children. 843-842-2787 or www.artshhi.com.

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STARTING OCT. 3

Artist’s Gallery at Town Hall: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday starting Oct. 3, Hilton Head Town Hall, 1 Town Center Court, Hilton Head Island. Featuring the works of 22 local artists in a variety of mediums, this exhibit will begin with an opening reception on Oct. 2. Free. 843-341-4600. 

OCT. 5-6

Deana Martin at The Jazz Corner: 8 p.m. Oct. 5-6 at The Jazz Corner, The Village at Wexford, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Deana Martin performs hits by her legendary father, Dean Martin, and gives an intimate look into his life through personal anecdotes and rarely seen photos and videos. Tickets are $50 and reservations are recommended. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com.

OCT. 5 – DEC. 31

Daufuskie Island Artists, Artisans and Authors Exhibition: 9 a.m.-4:30 Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday from Oct. 5 to Dec. 31 at the Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Enjoy tours, talks, gallery walks and book signings with the artisans of Daufuskie Island, whose diverse collection of talents are as unique as their home. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

OCT. 10

Opening Reception for “Teaching Magic”: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Art League Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Opening reception for group show of the Art League of Hilton Head academy instructors. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.org.

OCT. 10, 24 & NOV. 7

Legendary Bluesman Earl Williams at The Jazz Corner: 8 p.m. Oct. 10 and 24 and Nov. 7 at The Jazz Corner, The Village at Wexford, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island.  Island favorite Earl Williams, a musician, composer, vocalist and master showman, captivates a crowd through talent, humor, and an ensemble of musicians who can “do it all.” Tickets are $7 and reservations are recommended. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com.

OCT. 11

Opening Reception for Daufuskie Island Artisans Exhibition: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Explore the many talents of Daufuskie Island artisans at this free opening night reception at the Coastal Discovery Museum. For more information, call 843-689-6767 or go to www.coastaldiscovery.org.

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OCT. 3, 17 & 31

Bobby Ryder Swings the Great American Songbook at The Jazz Corner: 8 p.m. Oct. 3, 17 and 31 at The Jazz Corner, The Village at Wexford, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island.  Join Bobby Ryder, dynamic nightclub singer and saxophonist, as he leads you down the big band path. Tickets are $7 and reservations are recommended. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com.

NOV. 7

Opening Reception for Margaret Crawford Exhibition: 5-7 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Art League Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.org.

OCT. 14

Harpist Abigail Kent Recital for Young Artist Performances: 4 p.m. Oct. 14, 5 Hummingbird Court, Hilton Head Island. Abigail Kent, 2018 Concert Artist of the American Harp Society, will present a solo recital as part of the Young Artist Performances program. Tickets are $25. 267-229-2714 or www.josephgimbel.wixsite.com/youngartists.

OCT 19-20

Freddy Cole at The Jazz Corner: 9 p.m. Oct 19-20 at The Jazz Corner, The Village at Wexford, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Freddy Cole, three-time Grammy nominee and member of the legendary Cole music family, will perform on piano and vocals. Tickets are $25 and reservations are recommended. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com.

OCT. 21 THROUGH DEC. 30

DEAS GUYZ at The Jazz Corner: 8 p.m. Sundays Oct. 21 through Dec. 30 (excluding Nov. 11) at The Jazz Corner,The Village at Wexford, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Deas Guyz features an entertaining mix of Old Motown, rhythm and blues, pop, rock reggae and dance beats. Tickets are $10 and reservations are recommended. 843-842-8620 or www..thejazzcorner.com.

MONDAYS THROUGH DEC. 17

“Journey Through Jazz” by Martin Lesch Band at The Jazz Corner: 8 p.m. Mondays through Dec. 17 at The Jazz Corner,The Village at Wexford, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Join pianist, composer and arranger Martin Lesch and his band for a jazz history retrospective featuring everything from stride to modern piano technique. Tickets are $7 and reservations are recommended. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com.

OCT. 17-20

“The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” a New Musical Presented by Main Street Youth Theatre and May River Theatre Co.: 7 p.m. Oct. 17-20 and Oct. 24-27, and 2 p.m. Oct. 21 and 28, Hilton Head Preparatory School’s Main Street Youth Theatre, 3000 Main St., Hilton Head Island. Never before performed in the Lowcountry, this popular musical based on the Victor Hugo novel will be a collaborative production by Main Street Youth Theatre and May River Theatre Co. Tickets are $19 for adults and $12 for children ages 3-18. 843-689-6246 or www.msyt.org.

TUESDAYS THROUGH DEC. 18

“Fat Tuesdays: A Swinging Celebration of New Orleans and Beyond” at The Jazz Corner: 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 18 at The Jazz Corner,The Village at Wexford, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Join pianist Eric Jones, bassist Dave Masteller, percussionist Chris Russell and special guests to honor the legacy of The Jazz Corner’s owner, Bob Masteller. Tickets are $7 and reservations are recommended. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com.

OCT. 19-21 & 25-28

LEAN ENSEMBLE THEATER2“Who Am I This Time? (& Other Conundrums of Love)” Presented by Lean Ensemble Theater: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 25-27, 2 p.m. Oct. 21 and 28 at Hilton Head Preparatory School’s Main Street Theatre, 3000 Main St., Hilton Head Island. Three early masterpieces by Kurt Vonnegut are woven together into a story that illustrates the hilarity and humanity of love. Tickets are $40. 843-715-6676 or www.leanensemble.org. 

TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS

Michael Barber Trio: 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Sea Pines Beach Club, 87 Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. Michael Barber and his trio perform jazz along the oceanside. 843-842-1888.

WEDNESDAYS

John Brackett Quartet: 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Red Fish, 8 Archer Road, Hilton Head Island. John Brackett and his quartet play the sounds of bossa nova and standard jazz. 843-686-3388.

OCT. 21

Season Opener at Soundwaves: 5-6 p.m. Oct. 21 at Soundwaves at Coligny, 7 Lagoon Road, Hilton Head Island. Presented by the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, Soundwaves is an interactive, one-act concert combining chamber orchestra with dramatic and immersive lighting and video. Tickets are $45 and $55. 843-842-2055 or www.hhso.org.

OCT 26-27

Joe Doubleday’s Showtime Band Honoring Lionel Hampton at The Jazz Corner: 8 p.m., Oct 26-27 at The Jazz Corner, The Village at Wexford, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Joe Doubleday has a distinct and recognizable voice on his primary instrument, the vibraphone. Tickets are $20 and reservations are recommended. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com.

OCT. 26-27

Mother’s Finest: 8 p.m. Oct. 26-27 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. This energetic, charismatic funk-rock band from Atlanta has a devoted following thanks to its tight rhythm section, spirited guitars and a virtuoso vocalist. Tickets are $51. 843-842-2787 or www.artshhi.com.

THURSDAYS THROUGH DEC. 27

Lavon Stevens Presents “Jazz in the Key of Life” Featuring Louise Spencer at The Jazz Corner: 8 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 27 at The Jazz Corner,The Village at Wexford, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Join pianist Lavon Stevens and vocalist Louise Spencer for a blues and jazz celebration of artists including Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and Al Jarreau.  Tickets are $7 and reservations are recommended. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com.

OCT. 27

Savannah Speed Classic: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 27, The Westin Savannah Harbour Golf Resort & Spa, 2 Resort Drive, Savannah. Part of the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival, the Savannah Speed Classic offers a look at the inner workings of racing through series races, enduros and in-seat experiences. Tickets begin at $25 per person. 843-785-7469 or www.hhiconcours.com.

OCT. 28

Dixieland Jazz Society of the Lowcountry at The Jazz Corner: 2-5 p.m. Oct. 28 at The Jazz Corner, The Village at Wexford, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Enjoy a family-friendly performance by the Dixieland Jazz Society of the Lowcountry. Cost: $7.50 purchase minimum. www.djslc.com.

OCT. 31-NOV. 3

“Into the Woods, Jr.”: Oct. 31-Nov. 3 at Hilton Head Christian Academy, 55 Gardner Drive, Hilton Head Island. Watch all of your favorite characters — Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and the Beanstalk) and the Witch — in this adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical of classic Grimm fables. 843-681-2878 or www.hhca.org.

NOV. 2-5

Bob Masteller’s Jazz for All Ages Jazz Fest: Nov. 2-5 with performances by Christian Tamburr Quartet, Joey Alexander Trio and Ronnie Leigh Octet, along with opening performances by the Junior Jazz Rising Stars. Proceeds benefit the Junior Jazz Foundation. 843-842-8620 or www.jazzforallages.com.

NOV. 2-3

Christian Tamburr Quartet Featuring Clint Holmes Presented by Jazz for All Ages Jazz Fest: 8 p.m. Nov. 2-3 at The Jazz Corner, The Village at Wexford, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Christian Tamburr, critically acclaimed vibraphonist and pianist, performs with legendary Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and entertainer Clint Holmes. Tickets are $25. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com.

NOV. 3

Car Club Showcase by the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 3 at Port Royal Golf Club, Hilton Head Island. Approximately 200 cars will grace the fairways at Port Royal Golf Club from car clubs throughout the country. Tickets begin at $50. 843-785-7469 or www.hhiconcours.com.

NOV. 4

Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 4 at Port Royal Golf Club, Hilton Head Island. The culmination of the entire Concours d’Elegance festival, with 200 cars competing for the title of Best of Show. Tickets begin at $55. 843-785-7469 or www.hhiconcours.com.

NOV. 4

The Joey Alexander Trio Presented by Jazz for All Ages Jazz Fest: 6:30-10:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, 130 Shipyard Dr., Hilton Head Island. Joey Alexander, a 15-year-old jazz pianist, has already received two Grammy Award nominations. Tickets are $40 for general seating and $100 for VIP; proceeds benefit the Junior Jazz Foundation. 843-842-8620 or www.jazzforallages.com.

NOV. 5

The Ronnie Leigh Octet Presented by Jazz for All Ages Jazz Fest: 6:30-10:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Sonesta Hilton Head Island Resort, 130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island. Join acclaimed song stylist Ronnie Leigh for an evening of jazz, R&B and soul. Tickets are $30 for general seating and $100 for VIP; proceeds benefit the Junior Jazz Foundation. 843-842-8620 or www.jazzforallages.com

NOV. 5

“The Frog Prince” Presented by Virginia Repertory Theatre: 10 and 11:30 a.m. Nov. 5 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Internationally acclaimed puppet master Terry Snyder tells the tale of unexpected friendship between a spoiled princess and the frog that comes to her aid. Tickets for pre-kindergarten to fifth-grade students are $7. 843-842-2787 or 843-686-3945 or www.artshhi.com.

NOV. 8

STANLEY JORDANStanley Jordan: 8 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan performs classical masterpieces, soulful pop-rock explorations, jazz forays and ultramodern improv. Tickets are $75. 843-842-2787 or www.artshhi.com.

NOV. 9

“Music in Homes” by the Hilton Head Choral Society: 3-5 p.m. Nov. 9. Fresh off their performances as Tony and Maria in Town Theatre of South Carolina’s “West Side Story,” Kerri Roberts and Jeremy Reasoner partner with Dr. Greg Boatwright for an evening of music and storytelling. Tickets are $50 and include light refreshments. 843-341-3818 or www.hiltonheadchoralsociety.org

NOV. 9-10 & NOV. 16-17

“The Nutcracker” by the Hilton Head Dance Theater: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9-10 and Nov. 16-17 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11 and 18 at the Seahawk Cultural Center, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. Celebrate the holiday season with this classic. 843-842-3262 or www.hiltonheaddance.com.

NOV 11 & NOV 12

Stravinsky’s “The Firebird” presented by Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra: 5 p.m. Nov 11 and 8 p.m. Nov 12 at the First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Igor Stravinsky’s score for the first Russian ballet “The Firebird” in 1910 has remained Stravinsky’s most frequently performed work. Tickets are $30, $45, and $55. 843-842-5055 or www.hhso.org.

Things to Do

TUESDAYS

Stitch Sampler 101 — Needlepoint: 11 a.m. Mondays at Needlepoint Junction, Village at Wexford, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Beginners can learn sampler stitches. Cost is $100 plus materials. 843-842-8488 or www.needlepointjunctionhhi.com.

WEDNESDAYS

Adventures in Fiber: 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays atNeedlepoint Junction, Village at Wexford, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Learn the variety of fibers to choose from and play with a few. Cost is $25. 843-842-8488 or www.needlepointjunctionhhi.com. 

THURSDAYS

Stitch of the Week: 10 a.m. Thursdays at Needlepoint Junction, Village at Wexford, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Learn new stitches to expand your needlepoint skills. Cost is $20. 843-842-8488 or www.needlepointjunctionhhi.com.

OCT. 1

Island Writers’ Network Program and Business Meeting: 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at Bayshore, 421 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island.Meet with local writers for monthly presentations on writing. www.islandwritersnetworkhhi.org.

OCT. 11

Indigo Dyeing Workshop: 5-6 p.m. Oct. 11 and Nov. 8 at Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Learn about Eliza Lucas Pinckney, who at 17 created a indigo-dyeing industry in 1739, and make your own indigo tie-dye T-shirt to take home. Cost is $15. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

OCT. 13

Cold Connections: Introductory Jewelry Making: 1-4 p.m. Oct. 13 at Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Work with jeweler JoAnn Graham to create your own earrings or pin using tube, wire or rivets. Cost is $95. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

OCT. 15

Island Writers’ Network “Open Workshop”: 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Bayshore, 421 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island.Bring a fresh work to share and receive constructive feedback from fellow writers. www.islandwritersnetworkhhi.org.

OCT. 20

HERBARIUM WORKSHOPHerbarium Workshop: 2-4 p.m. Oct. 20 at Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Join local artists to create your own herbarium using locally found materials, handmade paper and poetic prose. Cost is $45. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

OCT. 23-25

Art Quilters Workshops: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 23-25 at Island Quilters, 33 Office Park Road, Unit 4B, Hilton Head Island. One-hour workshops will teach a fiber art concept or technique. Free, but reservations are recommended. www.artquiltersofthelowcountrycom/exhibitions. 

OCT. 25

“Open Mic Night” by Island Writers’ Network: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Mikki’s Cafe, 70 Marshland Road, Hilton Head Island. Hear local writers share their poems and stories — or bring your own writing to share — accompanied by music by Hilton Head Jammers. Free, with a a limited menu available. www.islandwritersnetworkhhi.org.

OCT. 27

Sweetgrass Basket Making: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 27 and Nov. 10 at Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Learn the history of sweetgrass baskets from a seventh-generation Gullah basket maker and start a basket of your own. Cost is $65. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

OCT. 25-28

Savannah Speed Classic: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 25-28, The Westin Savannah Harbour Golf Resort & Spa, 2 Resort Drive, Savannah. Part of the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival, the Savannah Speed Classic offers a look at the inner workings of racing through series races and in-seat experiences. Tickets begin at $25. 843-785-7469 or www.hhiconcours.com.

NOV. 3

Aero Expo by the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 3 at Hilton Head Island Airport, Hilton Head Island. The Concours d’Elegance returns to the sky with vintage aircraft. Guests with tickets to the Car Club Showcase have access to the Aero Expo. Tickets begin at $50. 843-785-7469 or www.hhiconcours.com.

NOV. 3

Autoweek’s Design Among the Stars Dinner: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at South Carolina Yacht Club, 10 Yacht Club Drive, Hilton Head Island. Spend the evening with automotive design legends at an exclusive dinner as they auction off original sketches to benefit the Driving Young America charitable fund. Tickets are $375. 843-785-7469 or www.hhiconcours.com.

Things to Learn

OCT. 2, 16 & 30

Learning about Yarns: 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesdays Oct. 2, 16 and 30, and Nov. 13 at Needlepoint Junction, Village at Wexford, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Learn about the weights, types and history of yarns used for knitting. Cost is $20. 843-842-8488 or www.needlepointjunctionhhi.com.

TUESDAYS

Tuesday Morning History Classes at Heritage Library: 10:30-noon Tuesdays at Heritage Library, 2 Corpus Christi, Suite 100, Hilton Head Island. Learn more about the history of Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. 843-686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org.

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, FRIDAY BY APPOINTMENT

Garvin-Garvey Freedman Cottage Tour: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and Friday by appointment at 64 Wharf St., Bluffton. Built in 1870, this house is an example of late-19th century Carolina Lowcountry vernacular architecture and is one of the oldest standing freedmen-owned houses on the May River. Cost is $5 for adults; children younger than 10 get in free. 843-757-6293 or www.heywardhouse.org.

WEDNESDAYS

Forts of Port Royal Tour by the Coastal Discovery Museum: 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Port Royal Golf Clubhouse, Hilton Head Island. Learn about the Battle of Port Royal and see the historic sites of Fort Walker and a steam cannon used for coastal defense. Cost is $12 for adults; $7 for children 7-12. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

WEDNESDAYS

Historic Bike Tour by the Heritage Library: 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Squire Pope Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. This guided bike tour will take you through the waterfront corridor of historic Squire Pope Road and the Gullah Museum. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children 10-17, bike rental extra. 843-686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org.

THURSDAYS

Fort Mitchel Tour: 10-11 a.m. Thursdays at Fort Mitchel, 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Plantation, Hilton Head Island. Take a guided tour of this historic Civil War earthwork battery, built in 1862 to protect the Seabrook Coaling Station. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children 7-12. 843-686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org.

FRIDAYS

Uncovering the Roots of Reconstruction: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays at the Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Visit the site of the self-governing community of Mitchelville, established in 1862, followed by a tour of Fort Howell, built by the 32nd U.S. Colored Infantry troops. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 4-12. 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

Daufuskie Island Artisans and History Tour by Coastal Discovery Museum: 1:00-5:30 p.m. Fridays, Daufuskie Island. Learn about the Native Americans, European settlers and Gullah people who made Daufuskie their home. This scenic guided boat cruise departs from Shelter Cove Marina and continues by golf cart on Daufuskie. Tickets are $85. 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

Marsh Tacky Horse Tour: 2 p.m. Fridays at the Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Learn the history of marsh tackies, brought to the Lowcountry in the 1500s, then meet the museum’s two resident horses. Cost is $7; children younger than 5 are free. 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

Zion Chapel Cemetery and Living History Tour: 10 a.m. Fridays at Zion Historic Cemetery, at the corner of Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Explore the oldest existing structure on Hilton Head and “meet” historical characters who lived on the island during the antebellum period. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 7-12. 843-686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org

MONDAY-FRIDAY

Guided Tours of the Heyward House Museum and Welcome Center: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays at 70 Boundary St., Bluffton. The Heyward House, built in 1841, is in the heart of Bluffton’s historic district and serves as the town’s welcome center. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 10 and older. 843-757-6293 or www.heywardhouse.org.

OCT. 3

Using Ancestry.com: 10:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 3 at Heritage Library, 2 Corpus Christi, Suite 100, Hilton Head Island. Learn how to use the Ancestry.com website to build your own family tree. Cost is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. 843-686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org.

“DNA: Making the Most of Your Results”: 1:30-3 p.m. Oct. 3 at Heritage Library, 2 Corpus Christi, Suite 100, Hilton Head Island. Instructor Jan Alpert will review websites like Ancestry.com, Family Tree DNA and 23andme with suggestions for analyzing DNA results and finding matches. Cost is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. 843-686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org.

OCT. 9

“Pat Conroy’s Reverence for Teaching”: 3 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Using photos, videos, audio clips and excerpts from writings by and about Pat Conroy, this class will illustrate the writer’s love of teaching and of his adopted home in the Lowcountry. Cost is $7 and reservations are required. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

OCT. 10

“MacKiev Family Tree Maker 2017 is Here, So Get With the Program!”: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at Heritage Library, 2 Corpus Christi, Suite 100, Hilton Head Island. Create, print out and easily share a polished genealogy product using MacKiev’s Family Tree Maker 2017. Cost is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. 843-686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org.

“Managing Your Genealogy Media”: 1:30-3 p.m. Oct. 10 at Heritage Library, 2 Corpus Christi, Suite 100, Hilton Head Island. Learn how to locate, scan and upload images into your family tree using Family Tree Maker. Cost is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. 843-686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org.

OCT. 13

HISTORY DAY

Hilton Head Island History Day: 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. Oct. 13, Hilton Head Island. Docent-led bike and trolley tours will explore the island’s military history, its role in the Civil War and its historical dedication to preserving its waterways and agriculture. Bike tours are $15-$20, trolley tours are $25. 843-686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org.

OCT. 17

“Tips and Tricks for Family Tree Maker 2017 — Moving Beyond the Basics”: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Heritage Library, 2 Corpus Christi, Suite 100, Hilton Head Island. Learn how to use built-in tools, find and fix errors, add custom facts and more. Cost is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. 843-686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org.

OCT. 23

“Deceit, Disappearance and Death on Hilton Head Island”: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 23 at Coligny Theatre, 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. Coligny Theatre is hosting a forum discussion on the book “Deceit, Disappearance and Death” by Charlie Ryan and Pamela Martin Ovens about the mysterious disappearance of John and Liz Calvert and the death of Dennis Gerwing a decade ago. 843-290-9900 or www.singlestar.us.

OCT. 24

HeritageQuest Online: 10:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 24 at Heritage Library, 2 Corpus Christi, Suite 100, Hilton Head Island. Learn more about Heritage Quest, a family history database that provides information on wills and probates, immigration and public records. Cost is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. 843-686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org.

“H. L. Hunley: Its History, Disappearance, Recovery and Preservation”: 3 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Rescued from its watery grave in 2000, centuries after it sank after during the Civil War, the H.L. Hunley has stubbornly clung to many of its secrets. Cost is $7 and reservations are required. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

OCT. 26-27 & 28

“Ghosts and Myths of Hilton Head Island”: 7 and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 26-27 and 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at Zion Chapel Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Take a journey beyond the cemetery gates and witness the Hilton Head Island of the 18th and 19th centuries. Cost is $15 and reservations are required. 843-686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org.

OCT. 27

2018 Mitchelville Preservation Project Anniversary Forum: “Freedom Isn’t Free”: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 27 at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, 2 Grasslawn Ave., Hilton Head Island. The 2018 Anniversary Forum examines the continued struggle for freedom, highlighting the Reconstruction, the civil rights movement, voting rights, citizenship and more. Tickets are $80. 843-255-7300 or www.exploremitchelville.org.

OCT. 28

“The Band’s Visit”: An Evening of Film and Discussion: Film at 5:30 p.m., program at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Congregation Beth Yam, 4501 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. Presented by the 92nd Street Y, this Tony Award-winning musical follows the cross-cultural exchange between an Egyptian police band and the remote Israeli village that takes them in. Tickets are $5. 843-689-2178 or www.bethyam.org

OCT. 31

“How to Use Census Records”: 1:30-3 p.m. Oct. 31 at Heritage Library, 2 Corpus Christi, Suite 100, Hilton Head Island. Study the Census records of 1790 through 1940. Cost is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. 843-686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org.

NOV. 7

Help Session for Family Tree Maker: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at Heritage Library, 2 Corpus Christi, Suite 100, Hilton Head Island. For those with MacKiev Family Tree Maker 2017 who have questions or need a review of the software. Cost is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. 843-686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org.

NOV. 7

Scottish Ancestry: 1:30-3 p.m. Nov. 7 at Heritage Library, 2 Corpus Christi, Suite 100, Hilton Head Island. Learn about your family clan, surname and origin by diving into online records and learning to access Scotland’s archives. Cost is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. 843-686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org.

NOV. 9

Zion Forum: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 9 at Christ Lutheran Church, 829 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Listen to key speakers on the history of the Revolutionary War in the Beaufort District. Reception will follow with heavy hors d'oeuvres and beer/wine at the Zion Cemetery and Baynard Mausoleum. Tickets are $65 person. 843-686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org.

 

Amiri FarrisARTIST AMIRI FARRIS, who lives in Bluffton, painted “Crescendo Encore” to promote and celebrate the arts festival. It is a mixed media piece on canvas. Farris’ contemporary, dynamic, and powerful artwork combines vivid colors and layered textures to portray the vibrancy of music, literature, dance, theater and the visual arts.


EDITOR’S NOTE: FOR A FULL LIST OF CRESCENDO PARTNERS, GO TO THE ARTS & CULTURAL COUNCIL OF HILTON HEAD WEBSITE AT www.HILTONHEADARTSDAILY.ORG.