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Oct. 13

LATIN FESTIVAL: The 8th annual Estrella Jalisco Latin Music Fest returns to Shelter Cove Community Park. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., this festival highlights, honors, and celebrates the beautiful Latino culture that surrounds us in the Lowcountry through music, dance, and authentic food from Spanish-speaking countries. 

OCT. 1

STATE OF THE REGION: Joe Riley, one of America’s longest-serving mayors, will be the keynote speaker at the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce’s 24th annual State of the Region luncheon, which will also feature updates from local government officials. Cost is $55 for chamber members, $65 for future members. 11 a.m., Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa, 1 Hotel Circle, Hilton Head Island. www.hiltonheadblufftonchamber.org

OCT. 1-2

SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS: “R.E.S.P.E.C.T: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin:” Celebrate Aretha Franklin at this fun outdoor event. Bring chairs, blankets and a picnic. Food trucks will be on site. Lawn seating is $25 per person. Reserved table seating is $50 per person with limited tables. 7:30 p.m., Oscar Frazier Park, 77 Shults Road, Bluffton. 843-842-2055 or www.hhso.org

OCT. 2

AUTHOR SERIES: “Memories of Hilton Head in the Early Days”: Discussion about the early days of Hilton Head Island with island pioneers Nelle and Ora Smith, who moved to the area in 1963. Cost is $7. 2 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or www.coastaldiscovery.org

COCKTAILS & CONVERSATION: Join members of Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce at Nunzio’s Italian Restaurant + Bar. Sponsored by the Italian American Club of Hilton Head, 5:30 – 7 p.m. 18 New Orleans Rd. Hilton Head Island. Members $10/ non-members $20. For more information call 843-715-2172. 

THE GREAT GATSBY AFFAIR: Moet Hennessy and Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival will serve a series of Gatsby-themed cocktails, plus heavy appetizers and desserts. Tickets are $150. 6:30-9 p.m., Harbour Town Yacht Club, 149 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. www.hiltonheadwineandfood.com

EVOLUTION BIG BAND WITH BOBBI RYDER: This concert benefits Family Promise of Beaufort County. It’s also the first in the 2019 fall series. Free; a free-will offering will be collected. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., concert starts at 7 p.m. St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 31 Saint Gregory Drive, Bluffton. 

OCT. 3, 10, 17

MUSIC AND TASTE ON THE HARBOUR: At this outdoor concert series, Shelter Cove Harbour restaurants will set up around the King Neptune statue to offer specially-priced light appetizers, wine, beer and cocktails. Seating is limited; bring your own chairs. Free. 6-9 p.m., Shelter Cove Harbour, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.sheltercovehiltonhead.com

OCT. 4

“NATURAL HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY OF BEER”: Rex Garniewicz will take you from ancient Mesopotamia, China and Egypt to the jungles of the Amazon for a look at some of the science behind how beer is made and to see how it has impacted civilization. $7. 2 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or www.coastaldiscovery.org

WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL: Retired Gen. Wesley Clark will open for this year’s theme of “Deglobalization: Threats and Opportunities,” focusing on pros and cons of diminishing interdependence and integration of nation-states. Free for members, $15 for guests. 10-11:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. www.wachh.org.

MAY RIVER LUTHERAN CHURCH GRAND OPENING: The public is welcome to celebrate the grand opening of May River Lutheran Church’s new church plant. It’s an opportunity to meet the team and enjoy coffee and light treats. Free. 8-9 a.m., May River Lutheran Church, 104 Buckwalter Parkway, Suite 1F, Bluffton. 843-593-3312.

SEA PINES FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL: A festival in support of Hilton Head Heroes, featuring 12 Lowcountry food trucks and live music. Free. 5:30-8 p.m., The Shops at Sea Pines Center, 71 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-5699 or www.theshopsatseapinescenter.com.

OCT. 4-5

BEAUFORT SHRIMP FESTIVAL: The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce and the South Carolina Shrimper’s Association host this two-day festival that includes a celebration of local wild-caught shrimp, food and fun in the Lowcountry. Admission is free; food and drinks will be for sale. 6-10 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, 1001 Bay St., Beaufort. 843-525-8500 or www.beaufortchamber.org.

DEANA MARTIN AT THE JAZZ CORNER: Celebrating her father, the “King of Cool” Dean Martin. $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com.

OCT. 5

HOUNDS ON THE HARBOUR: Many providers of dog-related services will be on site for this fun day with Fido. Hilton Head Humane Association will have dogs available for adoption. Free. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Harbour Town, 149 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com.

PITCHAPALOOZA: Kick off the Bluffton Book Festival with Pitchapalooza, an “American Idol” for books. Twenty writers will be selected at random to pitch their books to the bestselling author and agent team of Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry, co-founders of The Book Doctors. Registration required. Free. 2-4 p.m., Old Town Bluffton Inn, 1321 May River Road, Bluffton. www.blufftonbookfestival.com.

NAMI LOWCOUNTRY WALK: Join the movement and walk for mental health awareness. The NAMIWalk is a 5K event that raises awareness and funds for local educational programs and support groups. Free to register; donations welcome. Registration is at 8:30 a.m., walk starts at 10 a.m. Coligny Beach, 1 North Forest Beach, Hilton Head Island. www.namiwalks.org.

SOUTH BEACH MARINA OYSTER ROAST: Enjoy fresh oysters steamed to perfection over hand-dug fire pits plus other favorites, gorgeous waterfront views and live music. 4 p.m., The Salty Dog, 232 South Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-2233 or www.saltydog.com.

OCT. 6

PICNIC IN THE PARK: Savannah’s largest outdoor musical event presented by the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra. Featuring a ton of live music and local vendors. Free. 3-9:15 p.m., Forsyth Park, 2 West Gaston St., Savannah. www.savannahphilharmonic.org.

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. 7

FARM TO FABRIC: Indigo Harvest Workshop: In this workshop participants will harvest indigo, prepare the leaves for extraction and dye a cotton towel. Includes lunch and a presentation. $150. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Bluffton. www.chidesignindigo.com.

OCT. 8

LADIES OF THE LOWCOUNTRY: A monthly networking event where businesswomen can mix and mingle and enjoy great conversation. Free. 5:30-7 p.m., Vineyard Bluffton, 108 Buckwalter Parkway, Suite 2G, Bluffton. “Like” the event on Facebook.

CHAPPELLET WINE DINNER: Join sales representative Jacob Jata as he showcases the acclaimed wines of Chappellet Winery paired with a five-course meal prepared by Joshua Castillo of Charlie’s L’etoile Verte. $150. 6:30 p.m., Charlie’s L’etoile Verte, 8 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head Island. www.charliesgreenstar.com.

OCT. 9

“PLUFF MUD PIONEERS”: Author Richard Thomas will present little-known stories of Beaufort County events and the people who, in their time, set the course for the Lowcountry’s future. Reservations are required. $7. 2 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

SHORTS AT HIGH NOON: A collection of indie short films, student films and animation films included in the Beaufort Film Society's library of films. Free. 11:30 a.m., Technical College of the Lowcountry, Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road, Building 12, Beaufort. www.beaufortfilmfestival.com.

BLUFFTON TOWN COUNCIL CANDIDATE FORUM: A forum for three candidates vying for the two at-large Council vacancies: Bridgette Frazier, Harry Lutz and Dan Wood. Free. 6-7:30 p.m., Bluffton Town Hall, 20 Bridge Street, Bluffton. www.lwv.org.

OCT. 9-20

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR: Enjoy 12 days of exhibits, rides, competitions, food and entertainment. Admission is $10; ride vouchers are $25-$35. Free for kids younger than 5 and for those with military ID. Save on admission and ride vouchers before Oct. 8. 1200 Rosewood Drive, Columbia. 803-799-3387, geninfo@scstatefair.org or www.scstatefair.org.

OCT. 10

CRESCENDO OPENING CELEBRATION: The community is invited to kick off the month-long Crescendo celebration with live music and performances, refreshments, action painting, door prizes, ticket giveaways and “Crescendo Encore” poster signing by artist Amiri Farris. Free. 5-7 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. “Like” the event on Facebook.

USCB LUNCH WITH AUTHOR SERIES: Joshilyn Jackson, author of “Never Have I Ever,” will be the featured author at this monthly luncheon. $42. Noon-1:30 p.m., Belfair Plantation, 2 Belfair Oaks Boulevard, Bluffton. 843-521-4145.

HERITAGE ANIMAL HOSPITAL ANNIVERSARY PAW-TY: Celebrate the 16th anniversary Paw-ty with drinks, snacks and giveaways. Pets welcome. Free. 5:30-7 p.m., Heritage Animal Hospital, 130 Arrow Road, Suite 101, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8331 or www.heritagevethhi.com.

SIP SHOP SPA: An evening of special treats, delicious bites and beverages, complimentary mini-services and giveaways. Free. 5-8 p.m., The Heavenly Spa, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, 2 Grasslawn Ave., Hilton Head Island. 843-681-4000 or www.marriott.com/hhhwi.

OCT. 10-13

TYBEE ISLAND PIRATE FEST: Bring your family to the 15th annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest dressed in your finest pirate attire. Tickets are $12 for Oct. 11, $15 for Oct. 12 and $25 for a weekend pass. 1700 Strand Ave., Tybee Island. 912-786- 6109 or www.tybeepiratefest.com.

OCT. 11

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

“PETER AND THE WOLF”: A unique musical program presented by the Lowcountry Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Guest organist Nicole Marane will play all the characters featured in the story on the organ, along with a narrator and percussionist. Donations encouraged. Free. 7 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8333. 

LAUGH AT THE BEACH: A night of live music, tasty island food, a comedy show and a VIP After Party, including an opportunity to take photos with celebrity Mark Curry. Tickets are $35-50. 7-8:30 p.m., The Northridge Venue, 435 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-684-3118.

MARJORY WENTWORTH VISIT: Marjory Wentworth, Poet Laureate of South Carolina, will visit Hilton Head Island during this Crescendo event. The event will feature a reception, reading and talk, with books available for purchase and signing. Tickets are $20, VIP tickets are $95. 5-7 p.m., BO ART, 19 Dunnagans Alley, Suite I, Hilton Head Island. www.boarthhi.com.

OCT. 11-12

JEEP ISLAND 2019: Bring your Jeep, friends and an appetite for chili for this fun event, in conjunction with the Kiwanis Club Chili Cook-Off. Featuring football on the big screen, live entertainment and more. $30. 4-8 p.m., Friday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.jeepisland.org

OCT. 12 

FIX THE FERALS CUT-A-THON: A family-friendly event where participants receive haircuts in exchange for a donation to the Hilton Head Humane Association. Stick around for games, raffles and a silent auction, with all proceeds benefiting the feral cat program. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tara’s Salon, 55 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8686 or www.hhhumane.org

calendaroctober4KIWANIS CLUB CHILI COOK-OFF: The 35th annual Kiwanis Club Chili Cook-Off features local teams of chili cooks facing off to raise money and to determine who makes the best chili. Also includes an exhibition of Jeeps, a kids’ zone area with face painting, activities and games. Tickets are $20 for adults; children younger than 12 get in free. 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.hiltonheadkiwanis.org.

LUSTGARTEN WALK: Walk to support research; 100% of every dollar raised goes directly to pancreatic cancer research. $50 for adults, $15 for kids. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island.  To register, go to lustgarten.org/hiltonheadwalk.

SOUTH BEACH MARINA LOBSTER BOIL: Whole Maine lobsters boiled to perfection and served with all the fixings, plus live music. 4 p.m., The Salty Dog, 232 South Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843- 671-2233 or www.saltydog.com

GEORGIA TECH FALL STEMLAB: World class educators bring classic arcade games back to life using robotics and coding. The program is designed for 3rd through 12th grade students interested in discovering more about science, technology, engineering and math. Registration now open. Cost is $55 per student. 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 Technology Circle, Savannah. www.ceismc.gatech.edu/savannah.

OCT. 12-13

REGATTA WEEKEND

REGATTA WEEKEND: 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. Free; Sea Pines gate pass required. Noon on Oct. 12; 10 a.m. Oct. 13. Harbour Town, Hilton Head Island. 704-500-6898.

OCT. 12-13

HUNTER MOOD FULL MOON CRUISE: Enjoy celestial snacks and lunar libations aboard The Salty Dog, a 63-foot catamaran with upper and lower decks, plus full bar and galley kitchen. 6-8 p.m., The Salty Dog, 232 South Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843- 671-2233 or www.cruise.saltydog.com

OCT. 13

“LOW COUNTRY PALETTE”: An opening reception for artist Terry Brennan, whose exhibit will be on display from Oct. 6-Nov. 3. Free. Society of Bluffton Artists Gallery, 6 Church St., Bluffton. 843- 757-6586 or www.sobagallery.com

ART ON THE STREET: Stroll Calhoun Street and see our state designated cultural district come alive. Pop up art on the street, on gallery porches and on a corner lot join the many galleries to highlight the artistic and cultural side of Bluffton. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Old Town Bluffton, Bluffton. www.blufftonartsandseafoodfestival.com.

BLESSING OF THE FLEET: Bring your lawn chair, view the Boat Parade and enjoy Gospel music by Lavon Stevens on the bluff or join the parade in your own boat. Free. 4 p.m., Old Town Bluffton, 1321 May River Road, Bluffton. www.blufftonartsandseafoodfestival.com.

OYSTER ROAST: Enjoy the first Oyster Roast of the season with shrimp boil  and BBQ, plus live music by Muddy Creek. 5-8 p.m., Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf Street, Bluffton. www.blufftonartsandseafoodfestival.com.

OCT. 15

DOWNSIZING WORKSHOP: Register for this complimentary workshop focused on downsizing, hosted by Collins Group Realty. Free. 4-6 p.m., Park Lane Hotel, 12 Park Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-837-6700 or www.collinsgrouprealty.com/seminar.

OCT. 16

ZIN EXPERIENCE WITH ITALIAN FLAIR: Wine tasting event with hors d’oeuvres at The Shorehouse at the Omni Resort, featuring DJ Monty Jett. 5:30–7:30 p.m, Tickets $20/ person in advance at The Wine & Spirit Shop at Shelter Cove or $25 at the door. 23 Ocean Lane on Hilton Head Island. For more information call 843-785-2277. 

LOWCOUNTRY CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S CONNECTION: The October luncheon will feature “A Salute to Patriotism,” with The Sea Island  Quartet singing patriotic songs. Retired Major Dexter Brewer U.S. Army will be the speaker and patriotic clothing is encouraged. Cost is $26 per person and must be prepaid by Oct. 9. 11:30 a.m., Hampton Hall Clubhouse, 170 Hampton Hall Boulevard, Bluffton. 843-705-7604.

REFERENDUM PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION: Join panelists for a public information session on the Beaufort Country School District referendum, sponsored by the League of Women voters. Panelists include Superintendent Dr. Frank Rodriguez, the Community Project Review Committee and League Education Study Group. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Bluffton Library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. www.lwv.org.

OCT. 17

PALMETTO QUILT GUILD: Guest speaker Cathy Persson will cover the tools needed for free motion quilting and ruler work, the wide variety of rulers on the market and their uses, and ideas for designing quilt patterns for rulers. Free for members, $5 for guests. Noon-3 p.m., Palmetto Electric New River, 1 Cooperative Way, Hardeeville. www.palmettoquiltguild.org

OLUKAI PINT NIGHT: Join Olukai and Outside for a fun evening of brews, food and live music. Outside will be serving their 40th anniversary brew, Sailin’ Shoes Lager. Free. 5-7 p.m., Outside Hilton Head, 50 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6996 or www.outsidehiltonhead.com.

OCT. 18

PUMPKIN PATCH: Begin your Halloween celebrations with candy, carnival games and a Halloween costume contest. For ages 3-12, but everyone is welcome. Free. Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.islandreccenter.org.

RED APRON SIPS & SEAFOOD: An evening under the stars for Bluffton Self Help’s only annual fundraising event. Lowcountry dining, cocktails, a wine pull, and silent and live auction benefitting Bluffton neighbors in need. $150. 6 p.m., Heyward House, 70 Boundary Street, Bluffton. www.sipsandseafood.com.

SOBA EXHIBIT: “BIRDS AND OTHER STUFF”: Society of Bluffton Artists will celebrate Stephen Moscowitz’s new exhibit with an opening ceremony. His exhibit will feature acrylic paintings of wild life, real life and still life. Free. Society of Bluffton Artists, 6 Church Street, Bluffton. 843-757-6586 or www.sobagallery.com.

OCT. 18-20

DAUFUSKIE ISLAND VIBES AND TIDES: Daufuskie Island’s newest culinary event, offering the exclusive amenities of Haig Point with the perfect blend of food from around the country. Meet and taste the best from award-winning chefs, tastemakers, winemakers and more. Tickets start at $65. Times and locations vary. www.daufuskieislandvibesandtides.com.

OCT. 19

HABERSHAM HARVEST FESTIVAL: A Southern Living-Inspired Event: Bring the whole family and spend your day browsing artisan vendors, enjoying great local food, activities for kids of all ages, live music, vintage rides, contests, face painting, hayrides, the Beaufort County Library Bookmobile, petting zoo and more. Free; select activities may have a fee. www.habershamharvestfest.com

SOUTH BEACH MARINA HUSH PUPPY FEST: Chef Herb and his crew create wild variations on the fried treat, plus live music. 4 p.m., The Salty Dog, 232 South Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-2233 or www.saltydog.com.

OLD TOWN OYSTER 10K ROAD RACE & 5K FUN RUN: Run through Old Town Bluffton in a fast-paced 10K, or complete the 5K with the entire family. Both events will be professionally timed. Music, corn hole, coffee, cold beer, oyster shooters, gumbo, May River mimosas and more will be available. Registration is $25 for the 5K and $30 for the 10K. 8-10 a.m., Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton. 843-689-6767 or www.blufftonartsandseafoodfestival.com

OYSTER GHOST ROAST AND 5K: Join the Technical College of the Lowcountry for Halloween fun and a costume 5K race. Includes an oyster roast and barbecue. Tickets for the oyster roast are $30 for adults, $15 for children ages 13-17, and free for children younger than 12. Registration for the 5K is $60 for adults and $30 for ages 17 and younger. 5-10 p.m., Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. www.tcl.edu

FALL CRAFT AND BAKE SALE: Hundreds of unique handmade items and home-baked goods will be for sale. The event is sponsored by Hilton Head Plantation Crafters, with proceeds benefiting Hospice Care of the Lowcountry. Free. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 829 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-4656. 

FIELDS OF FAITH: Students and communities will gather on three different athletic fields for an evening of inspiration and faith. Student speakers will share testimonies, music, food and fellowship. Free. 6:30-8 p.m., Hilton Head Island High School, Beaufort High School and Wade Hampton High School football stadiums. www.southcoastalfca.org

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER! VEGFEST: The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club is hosting its fourth vegan festival from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 19 at Shelter Cove Community Park. VegFest will feature food and merchandise venders, music, giveaways, raffles and more; but the real attraction at VegFest is the awesome vegan food. Vendors will be offering delectable dishes for $3 to $5. Show up hungry and leave happy. For more information about this event, go to carlagoldenwellness.com/lcvf.

OCT. 12-20

calendaroctober2BLUFFTON ARTS & SEAFOOD FESTIVAL: Celebrating the 15th year of Bluffton’s largest festival. Showcasing the area’s rich history, local cuisine, culture and art; the weekend street festival will feature food, music and entertainment. Free. www.blufftonartsandseafoodfestival.com.

OCT. 20

“JAZZ MEETS CLASSICAL”: The Justin Varnes Trio and the Atlanta Symphonic Jazztet will present four of the greatest themes, reimagined. Featuring Wagner, Strauss, Ravel and Mendelssohn. $10. 1 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com

Oct. 21-23

“DRAMATIC SKIES OF THE LOWCOUNTRY:” The Art League of Hilton Head will host a three-day oil painting workshop by Peggy Ellis. $315 for members; $350 for non-members. Optional supplies kits are $100. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., The Art League Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842- 5738, academy@artleaguehhi. org or www.artleaguehhi.org

OCT. 22

FALL HISTORY CLASS: “Rediscovering the Discovery of America”: Learn the history of the Lowcountry from experienced Heritage Library volunteers. $15 for members, $20 for non-members. 10 a.m., University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Hilton Head Campus, Classroom 115, 1 Sand Shark Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.heritagelib.org

OCT. 23

“Confessions of Madness” discussion and book signing  Author Wendall Churchill will discuss her book, “Confessions of Madness,” which is based on her personal experiences with bipolar disorder. She will be joined by Dr. Frances Ferrene, Dr. Debi Lynes and Dick Males. A question and answer session will follow. Free. 5-7 p.m. Bo Art, 19 Dunnagans Alley Suite I, Hilton Head Island.

OCT. 24

HALLOWEEN AT COLIGNY: Celebrate Halloween at Coligny with trick-or-treating at 60 shops and a costume contest hosted by DJ Crush. Free. 4-7 p.m., Coligny Plaza, 1 North Forest Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842- 6050 or www.colignyplaza.com

BJVIM BOURBON AND BUBBLY: Bluffton-Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine will host its major fundraiser, a Lowcountry dinner party. Featuring a magical evening of bourbon and champagnes, a silent auction, dinner by the marsh and musical entertainment by Bob Masteller and his New Orleans Quintet. $150 per person or $1,000 for a table of eight. 6-9:30 p.m., River Club in Oldfield Plantation, 10 Oldfield Way, Bluffton. 843-706-7090, ext. 110. 

OCT. 24-26

SAVANNAH PRIDE CELEBRATION: Savannah Pride’s 20th anniversary celebration will feature the MasQueerade Ball, a parade, an LGBTQ speaker series, the beloved Pawrade fundraiser, the annual Downtown Takeover Pride Festival in Ellis Square, and other surprises. Free. All-access weekend tickets are $100. Times vary. www.savannahpride.com.

OCT. 24 –NOV. 3

CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE & MOTORING FESTIVAL: Hilton Head Island’s own Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival offers the best of the best in automotive exhibition, racing, dining, and luxury lifestyle. It’s more than just an event — it’s a multi-day world-class destination experience. www.hhiconcours.com.

OCT. 25

AMIRI GEUKA FARRIS EXHIBIT: A live painting and visual sound composition performance curated by locally-based and internationally recognized artist Amiri Farris. Free. 5-8 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

THE BLACK MADONNA EXHIBIT: Alessandra Belloni will perform a concert based on her 35 years spent studying the still-living cult of the Black Madonna. Reception includes light refreshments. Cost is $10. 5 p.m., TCL Auditorium, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. www.bcfolkheritage.com.

OCT. 25-27

FALL FESTIVAL OF HOUSES AND GARDENS: Featuring tours of private, historic homes which are a part of the Beaufort National Historic Landmark District. Sponsored by the Historic Beaufort Foundation, proceeds from the event go toward the preservation and protection of Beaufort-area points of historical, architectural and cultural significance. $50. Times and locations vary. 843-525-8500 or www.historicbeaufort.org.

OCT. 26

CHURCH OF THE PALMS FALL FESTIVAL: A silent auction featuring over 100 items, with all proceeds going toward the church’s primary missions. Featuring items like golf packages, gift certificates, a vacation package and more. Free. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Church of the Palms UMC, 1425 Okatie Highway, Okatie. 803-553-5295.

ITALIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL: The 10th annual Italian Heritage Festival celebrates Italian culture with food, live entertainment, grape stomping and pizza-eating contests. $6. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.iachh.org.

calendaroctober3WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S: This 2-mile walk raises money for the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. The walk begins at the park in front of Captain Woody’s restaurant in Old Town Bluffton. All money raised goes to the care, support and research efforts of the nonprofit Alzheimer’s Association. Registration is at 10 a.m., opening ceremony is at 10:45 a.m. and the walk begins at 11 a.m. Refreshments are provided. Free, donations encouraged. ccorley@alz.org, 843-614-6608 or www.act.alz.org

HALLOWEEN WAGON RIDE: Show off your Halloween costume at the Sea Pines Forest Preserve and hunt for clues that lead you to the pumpkin patch. Reservations required. $16 for adults and $13 for children ages 12 and younger. 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Heritage Farm, 185 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com.

SOUTH BEACH MARINA HAUNTED BBQ: Ghoulish delights for ghosts and goblins of all ages. Get spooky with live music, plenty of candy and a fun costume contest for kids at dusk. 4 p.m., The Salty Dog, 232 South Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-2233 or www.saltydog.com.

MUSIC ON MALPHRUS: Americana singer and songwriter Josh Joffen will perform at Music on Malphrus, an acoustic listening room. $20. Doors open at 6 p.m., show is at 7 p.m., The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. 843-837-3330 or www.uulowcountry.org.

OKTOPRFEST: Great food, classic cars, craft booths, live entertainment and a kid zone. No pets. Free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Old Village, Port Royal. www.oldvillageportroyal.com.

OCT. 27

HALLOWEEN ON THE HARBOUR: Celebrate Halloween at The Sea Pines Resort with activities, cookies and trick-or-treating around Harbour Town. Costumes are encouraged. Free. Harbour Town, 149 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com.

HILTON HEAD HUMANE ASSOCIATION HALLOWEEN PARTY: An exciting Halloween celebration for kids, adults and dogs. There will be prizes, giveaways, games and music. Noon-2 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8686 or www.hhhumane.org.

POLO FOR HEROES: An exciting polo match with all proceeds benefiting military veterans, firefighters and law enforcement officers injured in the line of duty and their families. Tickets are $25; the event is free for children 12 and younger. 12:30 p.m., Rose Hill Equestrian Center, 1 Equestrian Way, Bluffton. 440- 476-2315 or www.polo4heroes.com

OCT. 29

“HISTORIC MARKERS & SITES ON HILTON HEAD ISLAND”: Learn the history of the Lowcountry from experienced Heritage Library volunteers. $15 for members, $20 for non-members. 10 a.m., University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Hilton Head Campus, Classroom 115, 1 Sand Shark Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.heritagelib.org

ART TO THE RESCUE: “A FUNDRAISER FOR PETS”: Art League of Hilton Head will host five pet-themed fun events through its Academy and Gallery to benefit Palmetto Animal League, a private, no-kill animal shelter. Events include a wine and pet painting class, HOWLoween pet costume parade, silent auction and more. Prices and times vary. Art League Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.com.

OCT. 29, 30

FINANCE COLLEGE EDUCATIONS WORKSHOP: Presenters will cover the basics of applying for financial aid, including FAFSA and the CSS Profile.  Information also will be presented on local, state and national grants, loans and scholarship opportunities. Open to high school students and their parents. Free. 6-7:30 p.m., Battery Creek High School, 1 Blue Dolphin Drive, Beaufort. 843-322-2432.

NOV. 3

Candy Bounce Back

CANDY BOUNCE BACK: Back for it’s second year, this family-friendly event includes bounce houses, face painting, crafts, giveaways and more. Bring your extra Halloween candy, which will be given to regional military facilities. Free. 12:30-6 p.m., Oscar Frazier Park, 77 Shults Road, Bluffton. 843-815-5437.

NOV. 13

REDISTRICTING AND GERRYMANDERING MEETING: Join the League of Women Voter’s for a public forum to discuss passing a law to provide for a South Carolina Independent Redistricting Commission to ensure a fair redistricting process following the 2020 census. Free. 10-11:30 a.m., Bluffton Library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. www.lwv.org.

NOV. 14

TALK TO TOM FORUM: State Senator Tom Davis will host a public forum to discuss nonpartisan things we all care about and that unite us as a community. Free. 5-6:30 p.m., Fat Patties, 207 Bluffton Road, Bluffton. Register on Eventbrite.

SAVE THE DATE

NOV. 1-2  

ROBERTO COIN TRUNK SHOW AT FORSYTHE JEWELERS: Explore the new fall collections from Roberto Coin, including Venetian Princess, Princess Flower, Byzantine Barocco and Tiny Treasures. Enjoy a complimentary gift with your Roberto Coin purchase. Light refreshments will be served. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 1 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 2, Forsythe Jewelers, 71 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-7070 or andrea@forsythejewelers.biz. 

NOV. 2   

CHARLIFEST AT COLIGNY: A celebration of life, music, critters and love for Charli Bobinchuck. Funds raised go to the Charli’s Critter Fund at Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. Featuring live musical acts like Groove Town Assault, Cranford Hollow, Zach Stevens Trio and more. $10. Noon-5 p.m., Coligny Plaza, between FISH and Skillets Parking Lot, 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.colignyplaza.com

NOV. 15-17  

PEDAL HILTON HEAD ISLAND: A premier cycling event in celebration of the island’s music, culture and two-wheeled lifestyle, with funds benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island. Featuring concerts with Music of the Grateful Dead on Friday and Saturday nights, a Saturday culture and history 20-mile warm-up ride and the main ride on Sunday. All ages and levels welcome. $65 before Nov. 15, $75 afterward. Times and routes vary. www.pedalhhi.org.

OCT. 31  

calendaroctober5TRUNK-O-WEEN: Members of the Carolina Dreamers Car Club 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. Free. 5-7 p.m., Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.sheltercove.com.

ONGOING

MICHIGAN FOOTBALL ON SATURDAYS: Come cheer on the Michigan Wolverines with the local University of Michigan alumni club. Wear your maize and blue. Kickoff at noon unless otherwise indicated, check the schedule online. Mellow Mushroom at Park Plaza, 33 Office Park Road, Hilton Head Island. www.alumni.umich.edu.

WEDNESDAY TASTINGS AT LE COOKERY: Stop in for Wednesday Tastings, where you can sample the chef’s choice and see a demo of the gadget of the week. Free. 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays, Le Cookery, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-7171 or www.lecookeryusa.com.

DAUFUSKIE ISLAND HISTORY AND ARTISANS TOUR: This 4.5-hour Daufuskie Island trip by Outside Hilton Head provides a glimpse into a fascinating chapter of Lowcountry history on the undeveloped side of the island. Tour includes boat cruise from Hilton Head Island, U.S. Coast Guard-licensed captain and interpretive naturalist/historian guide, golf cart, light snack, and refreshment. $85. 800-686-6996 or www.outsidehiltonhead.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.

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 45 minutes to an hour and are offered as visitors arrive unless previously scheduled. $10; reservations required 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

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 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

SALTY DOG HAPPY HOUR CRUISE: An early happy hour cruise option. The full bar and gallery onboard will be open during this 90-minute 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

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 paddleboard 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 www.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. 

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 Road, Hilton Head Island. www.islandwritersnetworkhhi.org