THROUGH SEPT. 8
UPPER SOUTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR: Amusements of America is listed as the largest traveling amusement parks in the world and is coming to Greenville. Gate admission is $8 per person (kids 2 and under are free). Unlimited ride wristbands are $25 per person. Parking is $5 per vehicle. Buy tickets online for special savings. www.upperstatesouthcarolinafair.com.
THROUGH SEPT. 8
Beaufort Restaurant Week: Participating restaurants in Beaufort, Port Royal and the Sea Islands will offer special priced menus in celebration of restaurant week. Discover new dining hot spots or re-visit a few of your favorites. www.beaufortsc.org.
THROUGH SEPT. 13
Nikon Small World Competition: The Coastal Discovery Museum will host the 44th annual Nikon Small World Competition. Stop by the exhibit to see how the winners of the competition unveil the microscopic beauty hidden from the naked eye. Free. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-3035 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.
SEPT. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Vetco Pet Clinic: Bluffton Vetco Clinic (at Petco) will provide low-cost vaccinations and preventative care like heartworm and flea/tick medications to dogs and cats as young as 8 weeks. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Petco, 1015 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. www.vetcoclinics.com.
Kenny Cetera’s Chicago Experience: America’s premiere tribute to the music of Chicago, the best-selling band of the 1970s. Led by Kenny Cetera, the younger brother of Chicago lead singer Peter Cetera. Single tickets are $52, group tickets are $48. 8 p.m., Arts Center of Hilton Head Island, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or www.artshhi.com.
STAND4LAND Jazz Brunch Fundraiser: Join the nonprofit Pan-African Family Empowerment & Land Preservation Network for a monthly jazz brunch to benefit the Help Save Gullah-Geechee Land Campaign. Tickets start at $50. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Ruby Lee’s South, 19 Dunnagans Alley, Hilton Head Island. 843-812-3558 or www.pa-fen.org.
Sandbar Saturday Nights: Featuring a live band, family-friendly games, drink specials, and Lowcountry food stations. $32.95 per person. 6-10 p.m., Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, 130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2400 or www.sonesta.com/hiltonheadisland.
SEPT. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
HHI Connection Support Group: NAMI Connection is a peer-led recovery support group for people living with mental illness. Members learn from others’ experiences, share coping strategies and offer each other encouragement and understanding. Free. 2-5 p.m., La Isla Magazine, 386 Spanish Wells Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-2200, ext. 1, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tanger Outlet Block Party: Celebrate Labor Day with sales and a block party. Featuring hourly performances by Aerial Elements acrobats, family-friendly games, prizes and a free gift. Free. noon-4 p.m., Tanger 2 Outlets, 1414 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. www.tangeroutlet.com/hiltonhead.
Amazing Scavenger Hunt: Turn the city of Savannah into a giant board game with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Guided by their smartphones, teams solve clues and compete in challenges. Cost is $49 per team. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Franklin Square, 2800 West Congress St., Savannah. www.urbanadventurequest.com.
SEPT. 3, 10, 17, 24
Cornhole League: Join for cornhole games on Tuesdays nights. New players are welcome. Free. 7-10 p.m., Station 300, 25 Innovation Drive, Bluffton. 843-815-2695 or www.station300.com.
Kinross Trunk Show: Don’t miss the fabulous Kinross trunk show, hosted by The Back Door in The Shops at Sea Pines Center. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Back Door, 71 Lighthouse Road, Unit 215, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-3677 or www.thebackdoorhiltonhead.com.
Discovery Night at the Museum:“Indigo Exploration”: Journey to the past and meet Eliza Lucas Pickney, whose early experiments with indigo resulted in a very profitable industry for the colony of South Carolina. Make your own indigo-dyed T-shirt to take home. Reservations are required. Cost is $15 per person. 5-7 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223.
Plantation Profiles: Jasper County: Learn more about the plantations of Jasper County with Morris Center curator Kayleigh Vaughn. Free. 5 p.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Blvd., Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org.
Mug Club 2019 Party: Kick off the NFL season with the third Mug Club Party of 2019. Free buffet and $3 beers for Mug Club members. 5-11 p.m., Southern Barrel Brewing Company, 375 Buckwalter Place Blvd., Bluffton. 843-837-2337 or www.southernbarrelbrewingco.com.
The Katie Theroux Trio at The Jazz Corner: $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620.
PCCLC Annual Gala: “And the Beat Goes On”: Put on your bell bottoms and flower-power shirts to join the Pregnancy Center and Clinic of the Lowcountry for its annual gala. The event will feature live music, dancing, dinner, raffles and more. Groovy ’60s attire is encouraged. Cost is $95 per person. 5:30-9 p.m., Moss Creek Clubhouse, 1523 Fording Island Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-2222 or www.pregnancycenterhhi.org.
Lowcountry Boil Paddle Battle: Hilton Head Island’s first Standup Paddle Board race. The race begins at Hudson’s Seafood House On the Docks and is part of the Southern Stoke Paddle Series. All skill levels welcome. Free. 8 a.m., Hudson’s Seafood House On the Docks, 1 Hudson Road, Hilton Head Island. www.paddleguru.com.
South Beach Crab Boil: A true Lowcountry crab boil, featuring snow, Dungeness and king crab legs, plus burgers and beer, plus live music and children’s entertainment. Free. 4-8 p.m., The Salty Dog, South Beach, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-2233 or www.saltydog.com.
SEPT. 7, 21
Sweetgrass Basket-Making Classes: One of the Lowcountry’s best-known art forms, learn to make sweetgrass baskets from a local Gullah maker. $65 per person. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Reservation are required. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223.
Par Fore Kids Golf Classic: The 15th annual golf tournament to benefit hundreds of local kids. Play the May River Course at Palmetto Bluff, hosted by Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton. Cost is $350 per player, or $1,220 per team of four. 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Palmetto Bluff, 350 Mount Pelia Road, Bluffton. 843-757-2845 or www.bgcbluffton.org.
PEP Annual Gala: Celebrate Programs for Exceptional People at its annual gala, featuring a three-course dinner, dancing, and silent and live auctions. The theme is “Celebrate the Night in Black and White.” Tickets are $100 per person. 6-10 p.m., Sea Pines Country Club, 30 Governors Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8023.
Forging Friendships After 50: Join Debi Lynes, psychologist and host of WHHI-TV’s “Girl Talk,” for dinner and a spirited discussion about how to hone skills, meet others like you and make some new friends. Cost is $58. 5-9:30 p.m., The Cottage Cafe, 38 Calhoun Street, Bluffton. www.freudianslipcovers.com.
After-Hours Social: This fun, social event provides an opportunity to make community connections and network with local business professionals after work. Free. 5-7 p.m., Great Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, 217 Goethe Road, Bluffton. www.blufftonchamberofcommerce.org.
Discovery Night at the Museum: “Lowcountry Reptiles and Amphibians”: Interact with a few live critters and discover the importance of these often-misunderstood animals. Take home a hands-on craft that reminds you of your experience. Reservations are required. Ages 10 and older. Cost is $15 per person. 5 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223.
Emergency Preparedness Presentation: Join the Emergency Management Division of the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department to learn about severe weather preparedness and essential planning for hurricane season. Free. 10 a.m., Hilton Head Island Library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. www.beaufortcountrylibrary.org.
Food Truck Fridays: The Island Rec Center is hosting a fun food truck event at its new facility. The event will feature food trucks and carts. Free. 3-7 p.m., The Island Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-7273 or www.islandreccenter.org.
HBA Lighthouse Awards: Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, judging for the Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association Lighthouse Awards will take place for two days. Free. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association, 386 Spanish Wells Road, Suite C1, Hilton Head Island. www.hbahh.com.
Corn Moon Full Moon Cruise: Enjoy celestial snacks and lunar libations aboard “The Salty Dog,” a 63-foot catamaran with upper and lower decks. Must be 21 years or older. 6:30-8:30 p.m., The Salty Dog, South Beach, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-2233 or www.saltydog.com.
The Noel Freidline Quartet at The Jazz Corner: Featuring Maria Howell. $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620.
Miniature Golf Tournament: The Sunset Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island will host a one-of-a-kind miniature golf tournament to benefit local charities. Grab some friends and make a team. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for kids 18 and younger. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf, 8 Marina Side Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.hhisunsetrotary.org.
One in Five Festival: Celebrate wellness and learn how to create a healthier, balanced lifestyle. The event will include food, raffles, yoga and local wellness resources. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.namilowcountry.org.
The Underground Railroad and the African American Conquest for Freedom: Join Ron Roth as he shares stories of the “conductors” of the Underground Railroad. Free. 3 p.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Blvd., Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org.
South Beach Lowcountry Boil: Enjoy tasty boil favorites like fresh shrimp, sausage, corn and potatoes, paired with live music and family-friendly fun. Free. 4-8 p.m., The Salty Dog, South Beach, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-2233 or www.saltydog.com.
Big Ten on Hilton Head: The seventh annual conference picnic features Big Ten Network president Francois McGillicuddy as guest speaker. All Big Ten alumni, friends and supporters are welcome. Register by Sept. 8. Cost is $25 for adults; free for children 12 and younger. 4-6:30 p.m., Port Royal Plantation Beach House, 45 South Port Royal Drive, Hilton Head Island. Email email@example.com.
Island Writers Network Open Workshop: Calling all writers: read a short piece and receive constructive criticism from fellow writers. New members welcome. 7 p.m., The Bayshore, 421 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. www.islandwritersnetworkhhi.org.
Hearts Open Golf Tournament: Support Hospice Care of the Lowcountry during this golf tournament, featuring a $10,000 hole-in-one prize. Includes a cookout and cash bar. Cost is $200 per person. Noon-8:30 p.m., Sea Pines Country Club, 30 Governors Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-706-2296 or www.hospicecarelc.org.
Launch: A Business Acceleration Cohort: Join this 11-week classroom-style program designed to provide current and aspiring entrepreneurs with insight, tools, resources, and peer/mentor networks to grow a successful business. Tickets are $250. Don Ryan Center for Innovation, 101 Progressive St., Bluffton. 843-540-0405 or www.donryancenter.com.
Pastel Workshop: “T is for Texture”: Eve Miller, an award-winning pastel artist, will teach a two-day workshop for beginner or intermediate artists getting started in pastels. Using reference photographs, students will explore composition, values, underpainting and color schemes. Cost is $230 for the workshop; $207 for Art League members. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Art League Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-5738 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Low Tide Beer Dinner: Enjoy an evening of delicious food and craft beer, featuring Johns Island-based Low Tide Brewing. Guests will experience a five-course dinner, paired with five different Low Tide beers. Cost is $35. 6 p.m., Old Oyster Factory, 101 Marshland Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-6040 or www.oldoysterfactory.com.
Judy Blahut Art Exhibition: Visit Judy Blahut’s exhibition to see her recent work, focusing on found natural objects and transforming them into a unique exploration of line, form and color. Free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., The Green Thumb, 35 Dillon Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-2908 or www.greenthumbhhi.com.
Palmetto Bluff Chapel Concert Series: A picturesque evening at the May River Chapel with intimate live music by Chatham Rabbits. Tickets are $35. 6:30 p.m., Palmetto Bluff, 19 Village Park Square, Bluffton. www.palmettobluff.com.
Mermaids for a Cause: Visit Spartina 449 for a good cause and enjoy light refreshments, raffle prizes and 15% off your entire purchase. Proceeds will benefit Lowcountry Legal Volunteers. Tickets are $5. 5-7 p.m., Spartina 449 Flagship, 32 Calhoun St., Bluffton. 843-681-8860 or www.spartina449.com.
Lowcountry Insects: The Coastal Discovery Museum’s manager of natural history will host this program about the many beneficial insects that live in the Lowcountry. Find out how to help protect them in your own yard. Participants will make a take-home insect house. 5-7 p.m. Cost is $15 per person and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223. 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island. www.Coastaldiscoverymuseum.org.
Music for Family and Friends Concert: Hilton Head Choral Society will kick off its new season with a fall concert of music meant to soothe the soul and lift the spirit. Tickets are $30-$40 for adults, $15-$20 for children 12 and younger. 7 p.m., Holy Family Catholic Church, 24 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. 843-341-3813 or www.hiltonheadchoralsociety.org.
Party with Patagonia: Celebrate at an in-store party with Patagonia, featuring free beer, live music, food and giving back. For every Patagonia purchase made, 20% will go directly to The Outside Foundation. Free. 5:30-8 p.m., Outside Hilton Head, 50 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite H, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6996 or www.outsidehiltonhead.com.
Music on Malphrus: Jesse Terry, an award-winning singer and songwriter, will perform at Music on Malphrus, an acoustic listening room. Tickets are $20. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m., The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. 843-837-3330 or www.uulowcountry.org.
May River Music Festival: Enjoy the exciting sounds of the South at this festival that brings singer-songwriters to the banks of the May River. Friday tickets are $68, Saturday tickets are $78, and weekend access tickets are $135. 6-10 p.m., Montage Palmetto Bluff, 477 Mount Pelia Road, Bluffton. www.palmettobluff.com.
Hilton Head Island Shrimp Festival: Enjoy an assortment of shrimp dishes from nearly 20 local and regional restaurants, plus craft beer and wine, live music and a fun zone for children. One-day tickets are $35 and two-day tickets are $65. 5 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday, Harbour Town, Hilton Head Island. www.hiltonheadislandshrimpfest.com.
The Lenore Raphael Quartet at The Jazz Corner: Featuring guitarist Howard Paul. $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620.
Relay for Life: Join in the fight against cancer at Relay for Life. Festivities include food, music, a luminaria survivors walk and a silent auction. Free. 3-9 p.m., Oscar Frazier Community Park, 77 Shults Road, Bluffton. email@example.com.
Craft Beer and Burger Festival: Enjoy a day of fall craft brews and outrageous burgers. 4-8 p.m., The Salty Dog, South Beach, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-2233 or www.saltydog.com.
Beach and River Sweep: The 31st annual Beach Sweep/River Sweep is hosted by the town of Bluffton. Free. 9-11:30 a.m., Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton. 843-706-4500 or www.townofbluffton.sc.gov.
BlufftemberFest: A Bluffton-style Octoberfest celebration on the May River. Featuring live music, a food court, craft beer garden, wine bar, vendors and kids’ activities. Tickets are $5; free for children younger than 12. 4-8 p.m., Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton. 843-757-8520 or www.blufftonsunsetparty.com.
For HHI Community Celebration: Celebrate our community with this free event, hosted by Hilton Head Community Church. Featuring food, bouncy houses and live music. Free. 5-7 p.m., Shelter Cove Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-806-3399 or www.hiltonheadcislandcc.org.
“Godspell” Auditions: Don’t miss your chance to audition for a part in Main Street Youth Theatre’s fall production of “Godspell,” directed by Phil Harris and with music by Beth Corry and choreography by Nancy Hunter. 6:30-9 p.m., Hilton Head Ballroom Dance Studio, 1300 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. 843-689-6246 or www.msyt.org.
SEPT. 23-DEC. 2
“Inspired Threads” exhibit: The Coastal Discovery Museum will host more than 50 works of fiber art by the Art Quilters of the Low Country. The opening reception is from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 3 and the public is invited. The quilters will hold art walks and demos from 12:30-2 p.m. on Fridays in October. The gallery is open 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Mon.- Sat. and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. For more information go to www.coastaldiscovery.org.
Circles of Women: Join South Carolina Women in Leadership at Circles of Women, a gathering for an interconnected group of diverse women who want to move South Carolina forward by encouraging women to become leaders at all levels. This event will inform, connect and engage women in public policy and politics. Free. 5-6:30 p.m., Hilton Head-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, 1 Chamber of Commerce Drive, Hilton Head Island. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spaghetti Dinner for The Children’s Center: Enjoy spaghetti, meatballs, salad and dessert with all proceeds benefitting The Children’s Center, sponsored by Hilton Head Area Realtors. Tickets are $15, cash only. 5-7:30 p.m., Stack’s Pancakes, 2 Regency Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2421 or www.hhrealtor.com.
Women’s Association of Hilton Head Luncheon: Neely Powell, founder of the Charleston Shoe Company, will be the keynote speaker of the September WAHHI luncheon. The event is open to all WAHHI members and the general public. Cost is $34 for members and $39 for guests. 11 a.m., Marriott Hilton Head Resort & Spa, Palmetto Dunes, Hilton Head Island. email@example.com or www.wahhi.org.
Rose Hill Author Series: The inaugural Rose Hill Author Series lunch will feature Rebecca Dwight Bruff, author of “Trouble the Water,” and John Warley, author of “The Home Guard.” Open to the public. Registration for the lunch is $25. Noon-2:30 p.m., Oak Terrace at Rose Hill, 4 Clubhouse Drive, Bluffton. 843-757-9030.
Discovery Lecture: “The Founding of Hilton Head Island”: Dwayne Pickett, author of “Captain William Hilton and the Founding of Hilton Head Island,” will present the history of Hilton Head Island. After the presentation, books will be available for purchase and signing by the author. Reservations required. Cost is $7 for presentation; books will be an additional cost. 2 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223.
Forsythe Jewelers: Jude Frances Trunk Show: Shop the fall Jude Frances Trunk Show featuring Provence, Lisse and Moroccan collections made with 18-karat gold, sterling silver, diamonds and semi-precious stones. Enjoy a gift with your Jude Frances purchase and light refreshments. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 25 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 26. The Shops at Sea Pines Center, 71 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-7070 or www.forsythehhi.com.
Share the Bounty Fundraiser: Join Second Helpings for the annual Share the Bounty fundraiser with entertainment provided by The Jazz Corner Trio. The event will feature silent auctions and a wine pull. Tickets are $125. 6-9 p.m., Harbour Town Golf Links, 11 Lighthouse Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.secondhelpingslc.org.
Sweetgrass Basket-Making Class: One of the Lowcountry’s best-known art forms, learn to make sweetgrass baskets from a local Gullah maker. $65 per person. 5-7 p.m. Reservation required. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223.
Carolina Dreamers Car Club Cruise-In: Automotive enthusiasts are welcome to cruise in and socialize with other car lovers. Featuring awards and a 50/50 raffle. Free. 5-8 p.m., Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.carolinadreamers.info.
THRIVE Lowcountry Women’s Conference: The premier women’s gathering focused on enhancing and empowering your personal and professional growth. Featuring national and regional speakers, workshops and breakout sessions. South Carolina Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette is the keynote speaker. Cost is $139 for early bird registration. 12:30-8 p.m. Sept. 26 and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 27, Marriott Hilton Head Resort & Spa, 1 Hotel Circle, Hilton Head Island. www.hiltonheadchamber.org./thrive-2019.
“Fall Spectacular”: Hilton Head Preparatory School will host its “Fall Spectacular,” a cabaret-style revue to showcase the variety of talent among its students; it also will include guest stars from Broadway, film and the music industry. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26; 2 p.m. Sept. 27; and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28; Main Street Theatre, 3000 Main St., Hilton Head Island. 843-671-2286 or www.hhprep.org.
Dine, Dance & Discover Gala: Join the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage at its annual gala. The evening includes cocktails, a silent auction, formal dinner and live music. Cost is $125 per person. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 Jacob Smart Blvd., Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org.
Got Art? Fundraiser: At the annual Art League of Hilton Head Island fundraiser, every guest is guaranteed one original piece of art to take home. Only 100 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $100 for two-guest admission. 5-7 p.m., Art League of Hilton Head Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.org.
Community CPR Class: Using the American Heart Association’s CPR program, trained instructors will teach adult and child CPR and choking, AED demonstration and making the emergency call. Must be 18 or older to attend. Free. 9-10 a.m., Hilton Head Hospital, 25 Hospital Center Boulevard, Hilton Head Island. www.hiltonheadregional.com.
Boats & Brews Series: Join the experts at Outside Hilton Head for an informal information session about a variety of kayaking topics. They will be serving their 40th anniversary Sailin’ Shoes Lager. 6-7 p.m., Outside Hilton Head, 50 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6996 or www.outsidehiltonhead.com.
Velvet Caravan at The Jazz Corner: $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620.
Save the Ta-Ta’s Tennis Tournament: Benefitting the H.O.P.E. Life Cancer Recovery Fund and Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. Professional tie break tennis challenge on Sept. 27. South Beach Racquet Club, 230 South Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-290-3262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Beach Wing and Chili Cook-Off: A battle for the best wings and chili in all of South Beach, featuring live music. Free. 4-8 p.m., The Salty Dog, South Beach, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-2233 or www.saltydog.com.
SEPT. 21-OCT. 6
BLUFFTON BRAUHAUS. Enjoy authentic German cuisine and refreshments. 68 Bluffton Road, Bluffton. 843-757-3334 or www.blufftonbrauhaus.com
A German-themed Oktoberfest celebration. SOUTHERN BARREL BREWING COMPANY, 375 Buckwalter Place Boulevard, Bluffton. 843-837-2337 or www.southernbarrelbrewingco.com.
Meet Authors James and Kimberly Dean: Meet James and Kimberly Dean, authors of the popular children’s series Pete the Cat. Free. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 20 Hatton Place, Hilton Head Island. 843-342-6690 or www.bn.com.
Latin Food Festival: Enjoy delicious Latin food at this family-friendly festival for a good cause. All proceeds benefit Volunteers in Medicine Clinic Hilton Head Island. Featuring food, music, games, dancing and more. 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-683-6291 or www.vimclinic.org.
Sea Pines Fall Fest: Enjoy the splendor of Harbour Town with sidewalk sales, music by Deas Guyz, nautical activities, dining on the harbour and children's activities. Free. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Harbour Town, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.seapines.org.
Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament: A fun day of golf that will help provide safe, decent housing for a family in need of a place to live that they can afford. Bring your own team, come as a twosome, or just come on your own. Player registration is $150. 8 a.m., Oldfield Club, 130 Oldfield Way, Okatie. 843-681-5864.
SAVE THE DATE
An Evening with Davey Masteller: Davey Masteller will perform his collection of modern alternative original songs, stories and compositions at the first SoundBites event of the year. The event is presented by the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are $25. 7:30-9 p.m., Roasting Room, 1297 May River Road, Bluffton. www.soundbites-masteller.brownpapertickets.com.
One Day Only Gear Sale: Take advantage of the best values of the year at Outside Hilton Head’s annual gear sale. Kayaks, paddle boards, electric bikes, traditional bikes, power boats and accessories will be on sale. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Outside Hilton Head, 50 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6996 or www.outsidehhi.com.
Fire Prevention Pancake Breakfast: An annual event to celebrate fire prevention week featuring pancakes, sausage, juice, milk, coffee and lots of opportunities for hands-on fire safety training. Free. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Fire Rescue Station, 4 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-682-5141.
OCT. 10-NOV. 15
Crescendo: The third annual arts, culture and history celebration highlights and showcases the vast array of arts, culture and history organizations, individual artists, performers, and authors residing and working in the Hilton Head/ Bluffton area. Join the celebration and honor the importance of arts and culture in America and in our local community. Event times and locations vary. 843-689-6767 or www.hiltonheadartsdaily.org.
Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival: Celebrating the 15th year of Bluffton’s largest festival. Showcasing the area’s rich history, local cuisine, culture and art. The weekend streetfest will feature food, music and entertainment. Free. Times and events vary. www.blufftonartsandseafoodfestival.com.
Beaufort Food Truck Festival: An exciting festival featuring local food trucks. Hosted by Lowcountry Jaycees with an effort to raise money for Camp Hope, a camp for children and adults ages seven and older with cognitive disabilities. Free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Beaufort Town Center, Beaufort. www.beaufortfoodtruckfestival.com.
Heroes of the Lowcountry Dinner Dance Gala: The Lavon Stevens Band will perform spirited and mellow jazz and contemporary music, and dinner will be Lowcountry feast of smoked and grilled meats and fish prepared on-site by local chef George Washington. Silent auction and raffle. 6-10 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club at 151 Gumtree Rd. on Hilton Head Island. $100, cash bar. Buy tickets online at hheroesofthelowcountry.com/scholarship-dinner-dance.html, email email@example.com or call Pat Dowey at 913-707-1078.
Wednesday Tastings at Le Cookery: Stop in for Wednesday tastings, where you can sample chef’s choice and see a demo of the gadget of the week. Free. Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m., Le Cookery, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-7171 or www.lecookeryusa.com.
Hilton Head Farmers Market: Take home fresh produce, pasture-raised chicken, free-range rabbit, pork, seafood, salsa, fresh sausage, cookies, breads, she-crab soup and much more. Shopping at the Hilton Head Farmers Market is about more than getting great food. It is also about meeting friends, strengthening community, and rebuilding the local food economy. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 226, or www.coastaldiscovery.org.
Farmers Market of Bluffton: Fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants and herbs abound at the Farmers Market of Bluffton, a weekly community event where locals and tourists gather not only to buy excellent produce but also to enjoy delicious food, listen to entertainment, and relax with friends. 2-6 p.m. Thursdays, 40 Calhoun St., Bluffton. 843-415-2447.
Garvin-Garvey House Tours: Visit the newly restored Garvin-Garvey House for a guided tour. $5. By appointment from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton. www.townofbluffton.sc.gov.
Bike Tours Through Hilton Head History: A casual 3-mile, safe and fun bike tour through some of the island’s most captivating historic sites. See the fishing co-op where native islanders once farmed, feasted and fended off the chemical company BASF, the hallowed ground of a Gullah cemetery, an Indian Shell Enclosure, the tabby ruins located on a former plantation and visit with volunteers from the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island. Price ranges from $15 to $25. 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.
Adult Paint and Play: 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. Calvary 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 four-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 an hour and are offered as visitors arrive unless previously scheduled. $10; reservations are not required except for groups of 10 or more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, Heyward House Museum and Welcome Center, 70 Boundary St., Bluffton. www.heywardhouse.org.
Deas Guyz at The Jazz Corner: $10. 7:30-11 p.m. Sundays, The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620.
Martin Lesch Band at The Jazz Corner: $10. 7:30-11 p.m. Mondays, The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620.
Fat Tuesdays at The Jazz Corner: $10. 7:30-11 p.m. Tuesdays, The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620.
Lavon Stevens at The Jazz Corner: $10. 7:30-11 p.m. Thursdays, The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620.
“Jazz By the Sea”: Modern and classic jazz by the Mike Barbara Trio, featuring pianist Bill Peterson. 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Ocean Lounge, Sea Pines Beach Club, Hilton Head Island. 842-843-1888.
Crabby Encounters: Spend your morning trying the art of cast netting and learn about the crabs of Hilton Head Island and other marine creatures that live along the shore. Supplies provided; catch and release. $19 for adults; $14 for children ages 12 and younger. Tuesdays to Thursdays, Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com.
Nighttime Shore Explore: Join us for a beach walk after dark. Discover the personality of our nocturnal sea life and learn about the stars and constellations. $17 for adults; $14 for children ages 12 and younger. 8:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays. Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com.
Pedego Electric Bike Rental: Rentals are available at Outside Hilton Head at Shelter Cove; a kiosk at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa; and Moreland Bike Shop in Palmetto Bluff. Two-hour Pedego bike tours leave from at The Plaza at Shelter Cove. Cruise up to 20 mph for many miles. Price ranges from $40 to $45 daily. Outside Hilton Head, 50 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 800-686-6996 or www.outsidehiltonhead.com.
Haunted History Tours: A Graveside storytelling adventure. After dark, in the eerie setting of the island’s oldest burial ground, come and hear spine-tingling tales of Hilton Head’s shadowy past. $25 for adults; $20 for children ages 8 to 16. 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org.
Fort Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the site contains the remains of a coastal defense battery erected in 1862 to protect Port Royal Sound by way of Skull Creek from incursions by Confederate gunboats. Costumed characters and an expert tour guide. $15 for adults; $10 for children. 10 a.m. Mondays, Fort Mitchel, Hilton Head Plantation, 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org.
Zion Cemetery Tour: Costumed tour guides share fascinating stories of Hilton Head Island’s past. Visit the grave sites of four Revolutionary War heroes and find out about the bloody skirmish that was fought just steps away. Explore the island’s oldest structure and learn about the planters who built it. $15 for adults; $10 for children. 10 a.m. Thursdays. Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. www.heritagelib.org.
Salty Dog Happy Hour Cruise: An early happy hour cruise option. The full bar and gallery onboard will be open during this one-and-a-half-hour boat ride around Calibogue Sound. Prices range from $15 to $24. Daily. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Salty Dog, South Beach, Hilton Head Island. www.saltydog.com.
Free Golf Class & Exhibition: A golf clinic and demonstration at Palmetto Dunes’ Robert Trent Jones course. Ask questions to former PGA Tour player Doug Weaver and staff. The class is hands-on, interactive and all skill levels will benefit. Free. 4-4:50 p.m. Mondays, Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course, 7 Trent Jones Lane, Hilton Head Island. 855-293-5838 or www.palmettodunes.com.
Butterfly Discovery: Learn hands-on the different stages of a butterfly's life cycle. $10 for adults; $5 for children ages 4-12. 3 p.m. Tuesdays and 11 a.m. Fridays. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head. 843-689-6767, ext. 223.
Bridge Partner Hotline: Need a partner to play bridge? Hilton Head Island Bridge Club, 95 Mathews Drive, Store A8, Port Royal Plaza Center, Hilton Head Island. 843-422-2167.
SUP Yoga:A 90-minute standup paddle board yoga session. Yoga class with rental is $40; bring your own paddleboard and class is only $15. 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Shelter Cove Marina, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6996 or outsidehiltonhead.com.
Social Bridge and Supervised Play: An opportunity for players to improve their game and meet new partners in a casual, relaxed environment. $10; free for Junior Bridge members. 10 a.m.-noon. Fridays. Hilton head Island Bridge Club, 95 Mathews Drive, Port Royal Plaza Center, Hilton Head Island. 551-795-6329.
Family Magic Show: For families with kids younger than 12. Free for children ages 3 and younger; $16 for general admission; $20 VIP & raised booths. 8 p.m. Mondays. Comedy Magic Cabaret, 843 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-7757.
Sarah Ansboury Pickleball Clinic: Skills and game play to help improve your pickleball game. $35 per person. 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center, 6 Trent Jones Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.palmettodunes.com.
Friday Social Dancing: Hilton Head Island Shag Club: Anyone who loves to dance is invited to attend — ballroom, swing, country, line, singles and out-of-towners are welcome. $5 per person. 6-9:30 p.m. Fridays, Dolphin Head Golf Club, 59 High Bluff Road, Hilton Head Island. 757-375-5953 or www.hiltonheadshagclub.com.
Open Mic Night: Bring something short to share, or just come to listen, dine and enjoy music by the Hilton Head Jammers. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Last Thursday of the month. Mikki’s Café, 70 Marshland Rd, Hilton Head Island. www.islandwritersnetworkhhi.org.