July 2020 Calendar of Events

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JULY 23

CAROLINA DREAMERS CAR CLUB CRUISE-IN 
Car-enthusiasts are welcome to check out vehicles in Shelter Cove Towne Centre. Featuring a 50/50 raffle and great fun for the whole family. Free. 5-8 p.m., Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.carolinadreamers.info

JULY 2 

FREEDOM FEST AND CAR SHOW: An Independence Day celebration and car show featuring family fun, music, games, live music, a fire department display and more. Free. 4-7:30 p.m., MCCS South Carolina, 201 Mexico Street, Parris Island. 843-228-1505 or www.mccs-sc.com

JULY 3 

COMMUNITY SHABBAT DINNER: A delicious Shabbat dinner, excellent company and meaningful discussion. Free. 7-9 p.m. Message for address information. www.jewishhiltonhead.org

JULY 3 

THE JACKSON EVANS BAND AT THE JAZZ CORNER: Celebrating Sergio Mendes. $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843- 842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com

JULY 4 

CHRISTMAS IN JULY AT HAIG POINT: The private community on Daufuskie Island will put on a spectacular 18-minute light show for the public. Spectators will also enjoy seeing the 1873 Lighthouse lit up in Christmas lights. Free. Transportation not provided. Daufuskie Island. 800-686-3441 or www.haigpoint.com

JULY 4 

SALUTE FROM THE SHORE: Each year on July 4, thousands gather on South Carolina’s beaches to show their appreciation to America’s armed forces during a military aircraft flyover. This year, F-16s from McEntire Joint National Guard Base in Hopkins will fly over Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry at approximately 1 p.m. www.salutefromtheshore.org

JULY 7 

LOCAL AUTHOR BOOK SIGNING: Diana Bosse, a cancer survivor and author of “The Perks of Having Cancer: An Inspirational, Positive and Humorous View of a Not-So-Inspirational, Positive or Humorous Situation,” will sign books during the Sea Pines Center Farmers Market. Free. 10 a.m. to noon. The Shops at Sea Pines Center, 71 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. www.dianabosse.com

JULY 8 

WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP: “Eyes on the Skies”: Jan Ross will teach this one-day workshop where participants will learn to paint clouds of all shapes, sizes and colors. Cost is $80. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Art League of Hilton Head Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.com

JULY 9 

VIRTUAL LECTURE: “In Search of the Gullah Spiritual”: Dr. Eric Crawford will present more about Gullah spirituals in celebration of the newest exhibition “Soul of the South.” Free. 5 p.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org

JULY 11 

FLOWERS 101: Join Addison Palmer for a one-day workshop where participants will learn how to perfect painting flowers. Paint in the medium of your choice, oil or acrylic. Cost is $80. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Art League of Hilton Head Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.com

JULY 11, 18 

COFFEE WITH SEEKERS: An informal group dedicated to providing an open forum to meet with fellow seekers. Share your thoughts and gain inspiration for your life’s quest. Free. 9 a.m., Whole Health, 3 Godfrey Place, Suite 2, Bluffton. 843-564-8275 or www.wholehealthbluffton.com

JULY 11, 25 

summerTHE SUMMER NIGHT MARKET: Join local artisans this summer and shop in the cool comfort of evening. Includes live music and over a dozen local artisans. Free entry. 5-9 p.m., Southern Barrel Brewing Company Tavern, 375 Buckwalter Place Boulevard, Bluffton. “Like” the event on Facebook. 

JULY 15 

THE IMPACT OF RECYCLING: Ashley Jenkins will host a free webinar with an overview of recycling in Beaufort County and how we can develop partnerships to make our county more environmentally friendly. Registration required. Free. 10 a.m. Register with World Affairs Council Hilton Head. 843-384-6758 or wachhi@ gmail.com. www.wachh.org

JULY 16-17 

GURHAN TRUNK

GURHAN TRUNK SHOW: Join Forsythe Jewelers for a trunk show featuring the new Gurhan jewelry collections of hand-crafted designs in high karat gold and sterling silver layered with 24K gold. Light refreshments and “bubbles” will be served. Complimentary gift with purchase. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday. 843-671- 7070 or www.forsythejewelers.biz.

JULY 18 

VIRTUAL LECTURE: “Strategies for Freedom”: Dr. David W. Dangerfield will speak about communities of free people of color in the years before the Civil War in South Carolina. Free. 2 p.m., Morris Center for the Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org

JULY 19 

TACO FEST 2020: A celebration of Mexican and Latin culture and heritage in the Lowcountry. Featuring a kids’ zone, authentic live Latino bands, DJs, folkloric dancers, salsa lessons and more. Free entry. 1-9:30 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-2393 or www.laislamagazine.com

JULY 23 

CAROLINA DREAMERS CAR CLUB CRUISE-IN: Car-enthusiasts are welcome to check out vehicles in Shelter Cove Towne Centre. Featuring a 50/50 raffle and great fun for the whole family. Free. 5-8 p.m., Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.carolinadreamers.info

JULY 24

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WOMEN’S SUMMIT OF THE LOWCOUNTRY: An event centered around empowering entrepreneurial women, hosted by The Winnovation Agency. Bring your business cards to build your network and community. Cost is $99. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Country Club of Hilton Head, 70 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. 321-652-7745 or www.winnovationagency.com.

THROUGH JULY 25

ART LEAGUE EXHIBIT: “Wall Flowers”: Local artist Amos Hummell’s new exhibit of paintings, which feature works done on recycled cabinet doors and other unorthodox surfaces. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Saturday; Noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Art League Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.org.

JULY 28

VIRTUAL GARBAGE CAN BAND: Transform recyclable materials around your home into musical instruments. Attendees at this virtual seminar will learn about the different types of instruments and what sounds they make, then afterwards have a jam session with the family to form a garbage can band. Free. 5-6 p.m. 843-284-9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org.

JULY 28-31

FABULOUS FAKES ART EXHIBIT: An annual event hosted by the Art League of Hilton Head Island. Artworks poke some fun at great artists of the past through mimicry or parody. All work is for sale via a silent auction which ends at 4 p.m. July 31. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery is open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday noon- 4 p.m. Art League Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.org.

JULY 29

PHOTOGRAPHY 101: Join Kendra Natter for an exciting three-day workshop on photography. This beginner’s class teaches the basic fundamentals of photography, including basic point and shoot techniques. Cost is $150. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Art League of Hilton Head Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.com.

THROUGH JULY 31 

The Nice Guys

COLIGNY SUMMER MUSIC: Enjoy live music at the Coligny Center Stage. Featuring local artists like Jevon Daly, Sundays and Wednesdays; La Pachanga, Mondays; Cranford & Kent, Tuesdays; The Nice Guys, Thursdays; DJ Crush, Fridays; Zack & Davis, Saturdays. Free. 6:30 p.m., Coligny Plaza, 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-6050 or www.colignyplaza.com

THROUGH AUG. 31 

MARKER MANIA: Explore Beaufort County one marker at a time. The Beaufort County Historical Society is sponsoring this free summer long scavenger hunt to get folks into the great outdoors. Visit 61 historical markers throughout Beaufort County for an opportunity to win prizes. Family friendly. www.beaufortcountyhistoricalsociety.com

ONGOING EVENTS THIS SUMMER

TUESDAYS 

HILTON HEAD ISLAND FARMERS MARKET: Support local farmers and producers and take home fresh produce, pasture-raised chicken, free range rabbit, pork, seafood, salsa, sausage, cookies, bread, she-crab soup and more. Entrance and parking are free. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum. 70 Honey Horn Dr, Hilton Head Island. 843-473-5231 or www.hhifarmersmarket.com

ZION CEMETERY AND BAYNARD MAUSOLEUM COSTUMED CEMETERY TOUR: Visit the gravesites of four Revolutionary War heroes and learn about the blood skirmish fought just a few steps away. $15 Adult/$10 Child, 11 a.m., Corner of U.S. 278 & Matthews Dr., Hilton Head Island. Reservations required- 843-686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org

WEDNESDAYS 

HAUNTED HISTORY TALES: Listen to graveside storytelling in the eerie setting of Hilton Head Island’s oldest burial ground and hear spine-tingling tales of the Island’s shadowy past. Cost is $25 for adults, $20 for children ages 8-16. 9 p.m., Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org

THURSDAYS 

FARMERS MARKET OF BLUFFTON: Meet local farmers, chefs and artisans every Thursday on Calhoun Street. Buy a fresh assortment of strawberries, produce, beets, potatoes and more. Also, hear local, live entertainment and see Chef demonstrations. Noon-3 p.m., Calhoun Street, Bluffton. 843-415-2447 or www.farmersmarketbluffton.org

MOVIE NIGHTS IN THE PARK: Enjoy family-friendly movies on the big screen at Shelter Cove Park. July movies include Hotel Transylvania 3 (July 9), Free Willy (July 14), Hook (July 21) and Shrek (July 28). Beach chairs, blankets and take-out food are recommended. Pets welcome. Free. 8:30-10:30 p.m., Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.sheltercovetownecentre.com

SATURDAYS

YOGA ON THE BEACH AT TYBEE: All levels are welcome to attend this beach yoga session on Tybee Island. Bring a beach towel or mat. Cost is $20. 9 a.m., North Beach at Tybee, Gulick Street, Tybee Island. “Like” the event on Facebook.

DAILY EVENTS 

ALLIGATOR AND WILDLIFE BOAT TOUR

Alligator & Wildlife Boat Tour with H2O Sports in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Get an up-close view of indigenous plant and animal life, including the American alligator, on a one-hour guided boat tour. Reservations are required, 843-671-4386 or www.h2osports.com.

TRAIL RIDES THROUGH THE SEA PINES FOREST PRESERVE WITH LAWTON STABLES

Meander through the preserve on horseback for the true feel of the untouched Lowcountry. Trail riders must be at least 8 years old. Reservations are required. 843-671-2586 www.lawtonstables.com.

PICKLEBALL AT PALMETTO DUNES

Learn how to play pickleball with daily clinics and round robins at the Palmetto Dunes Pickleball Center in Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. Courts and equipment are available to rent. Reservations recommended. www.palmettodunes.com.

THE HARBOUR TOWN LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM

Explore Hilton Head Island’s rich history and learn the story behind its famous lighthouse in a unique, museum-like setting. Admission is $4.25 a person, complimentary for children ages 5 and younger. 149 Lighthouse Rd. 843-671-2810 or www.harbourtownlighthouse.com.

SAVE THE DATE

AUG. 20-22

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THE ELTON JOHN TRIBUTE: A celebration of the character, costumes and charisma of Elton John. This tribute will leave you feeling like you spent an evening with the Rocketman himself. Cost is $56. 8 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or www.artshhi.com.