August 2020 Calendar of Events

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AUG. 1

31ST ANNUAL BUILDERS CUP: The annual golf tournament presented by Espy Lumber is back with coronavirus precautions. Rather than the typical shotgun start, tournament players will receive first-come, first-serve tee times to spread out players throughout the day. Cost is $150 per player, $600 per team. 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Port Royal Golf Club, 10 Clubhouse Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-9240 or www.hhahba.com.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL FUN DAY DRIVE-THRU: The traditional Back-to-School Fun Day, hosted by the Bluffton Area Community Association, will now be a drive-thru event. Stay in the safety of your car and pick up a free backpack filled with school supplies and snacks, plus educational material for parents. Free. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Bluffton Eagles Field, 188 Buck Island Road, Bluffton. 843-368-6755.

WORKSHOP: “SKIES 101”: Join Art League instructor Addison Palmer for this one-day workshop where participants will learn how to perfect painting skies. Paint with the medium of your choice. 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.org.

THE BILLY THORNTON QUARTET AT THE JAZZ CORNER: $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com.

AUG. 1, 15

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.

AUG. 3

OPEN PAINTING WORKSHOP: Join Art League instructor Dennis Lake for a four-week open painting class. Paint with acrylic, oil or watercolor. Short demos and techniques will be discussed. Cost is $160. 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.org.

AUG. 4

VIRTUAL LECTURE: “Watching Over the Ruin”: Dr. Sarah Miller will share stories from the Pon Pon Chapel of Ease cemetery in Jacksonboro, where national figures and everyday people are buried. Free. 5-6 p.m. Watch on Facebook Live @ MorrisHeritageCenter. 843-284-9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org.

AUG. 4-29

JAN ROSS WATERCOLORS EXHIBIT: Jan Ross, an instructor at Art League Academy, will showcase her watercolor paintings at her exhibit “People, Places and Things, In a New Light.” The paintings feature bold, cheerful and sometimes humorous depictions of people and places. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Mondays-Saturdays; Noon-4 p.m., Sundays. Art League Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.org.

AUG. 4, 11, 18, 25

CURIOUS ABOUT A CAREER IN REAL ESTATE: Join the sales managers at Weichert Realtors Coastal Properties for a fast-paced conversation about what a career in real estate really looks like. Registration required. Free. 3-4 p.m. 843- 341-3700 or www.weichertcp.com.

AUG. 5

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: “NON-OBJECTIVE ABSTRACT PAINTING”: Join instructor Art Cornell for a four-week virtual workshop focused on non-objective abstract painting. This class is perfect for anyone who has already done beginner’s work in abstract art and wants to progress to the next level. Cost is $160. 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.org.

AUG. 6, 13, 20, 27

DISCOVERY NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: “INDIGO EXPLORATION”: Come and learn how indigo dye is made from a plant and use it to create a tie-dye T-shirt to take home. The property will also be open for you to enjoy and explore after hours. Registration required. Cost is $10 per person. 4:30-6 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or cwww.oastaldiscovery.org.

AUG. 7

COMMUNITY SHABBAT DINNER: A delicious Shabbat dinner, excellent company and meaningful discussion. Free. 7-9 p.m. Message for address information. jewishhiltonhead.org. FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY: A fun outdoors event featuring food trucks and carts. Free entry. 3-7 p.m., The Island Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-7273 or www.islandreccenter.org.

THROUGH AUG. 7

SUMMER ACTOR INTENSIVE: Actor and director Cecily Smith will lead participants in two weeks of training and technique study via Zoom. Actors will have professional training and rehearsal each afternoon, followed by a final recorded performance for viewing by family and friends. Ages 12-18. Tuition is $220. 1-2:30 p.m. 843-686-3945 or www.artshhi.org.

AUG. 7-8

REGGIE DEAS AND DEAS GUYZ AT THE JAZZ CORNER: Honoring Soul greats like Sam Cooke, Brook Benton, Otis Redding and more. $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com.

AUG. 8, 22

SWEETGRASS BASKET MAKING CLASSES: Learn about the history of the Sweetgrass Basket from a local Gullah basket maker. Then start a basket of your own, using locally found and natural materials. Reservations required. Cost is $65 per person. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

AUG. 9

PAR THREE THREESOMES: This event will be played as Three Best Ball. Registration required. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Pinecrest Golf Club, 1 Pinecrest Way, Bluffton. 843-757-8960 www.pinecrestsc.com.

AUG. 11

VIRTUAL LECTURE: “JUSTICE FOR ALL”: Dr. Bobby Donaldson will host a conversation about key historical developments and civil rights history in South Carolina. Free. 5-6 p.m. Watch on Facebook Live @MorrisHeritageCenter. 843-284-9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org.

THROUGH AUG. 14

SUMMER CAMP AT THE SANDBOX: An interactive summer program designed for children to explore a variety of themes that integrate hands-on learning with S.T.E.A.M. activities as well as daily staffsupervised play with the exhibits. Suitable for children ages 4-10. Cost is $175 for members, $225 for non-members. 9 a.m.- Noon, 18 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-7645 or www.thesandbox.org.

AUG. 14-15

TERRY “DOC” HANDY AT THE JAZZ CORNER: Featuring the Northside Jazz Ensemble. Exploring Coltrane, Miles and Dizzy from a Latin Perspective. $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com.

AUG. 17 WORKSHOP: “FLOWER DAY”: Join Art League instructor Joyce Nagel for a one-day workshop where participants will draw or paint flowers. Cost is $80. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Art League of Hilton Head Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.org.

AUG. 18

VIRTUAL LECTURE: “PAT CONROY AS A LIFELONG LEARNER”: Jonathan Haupt will discuss Pat Conroy’s lifelong commitment to education through stories of some of the mentors he sought out later in life and lessons he learned along the way, changing the course of his storied life. Free. 5-5:30 p.m. Watch on Facebook Live @MorrisHeritageCenter. 843-284-9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org.

ZOOM THE ROOM: A virtual networking event hosted by the Don Ryan Center for Innovation, where participants are invited to make dozens of new connections. Registration required. Free. 8-9:30 a.m. 843-540-0405 or www.donryancenter.com.

AUG. 19

BACKWATER FRONTIER WEBINAR: “BEAUFORT COUNTY AT THE FOREFRONT OF AMERICAN HISTORY”: Author Richard Thomas will share his perspective on the history of the Southeastern coastline. His stories include little-known historical highlights that chronicle 450 years of ground breaking initiative in the region. Webinar registration required. Free. 10 a.m. 843-384- 6758 or www.wachh.org/summer-forum.

AUG. 21-22

EDWIN G. HAMILTON QUARTET AT THE JAZZ CORNER: Featuring Ben Wolfe. $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843- 842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com.

THROUGH AUG. 22

VIRTUAL RACE: “TURTLE TROT 5K”: Run or walk this virtual 5K on your own. Take a full week to complete the race and submit your time to make the leader board. Proceeds benefit the Palmetto Dunes Cares Fun, a charitable giving initiative. Registration is $25 for adults, free for kids $12 and under. 877-567-6511 or www.pdpoa.run.

AUG. 25

VIRTUAL LECTURE: “GULLAH GEECHEE MUSIC”: Queen Quet brings a unique perspective on the musical tradition of the Gullah/Geechee, in celebration of the Soul of the South exhibition. Free. 5-6 p.m. Watch on Facebook Live @MorrisHeritageCenter. 843-284-9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org.

AUG. 28

WORKSHOP: “PAINTING ON GLASS”: Join Art League instructor Kathy Oda for this exciting half-day watercolor workshop featuring painting on glass. Participants will create their own plate using glass as a canvas. No painting experience necessary. Cost is $40. 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.org.

VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB: “INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH”: A Zoom book club discussion about “Into the Beautiful North,” by Luis Alberto Urrea. Registration required for access to Zoom link. Free. 5-5:30 p.m. 843-284-9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org.

THROUGH AUG. 28

CONSERVATION IN THE CLASSROOM: An environmental education experience that inspires and challenges students to take action and to share information with others about conservation. Free admission to the Museum. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

AUG. 28-29

THE SCOTTY BARNHART QUARTET AT THE JAZZ CORNER: $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com.

AUG. 29

OUR PRINCE OF SCRIBES WRITERS CONFERENCE: A lively series of four writing workshops and a panel discussion presented by the Pat Conroy Literary Center and the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage. Includes 20 socially distant inperson seats and 12 remote/virtual spots. Cost is $85-$100. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org.

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.

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.

ONGOING EVENTS THIS SUMMER

MONDAYS VIRTUAL KID’S STORY TIME: Listen to Rebecca read family favorites about the Lowcountry’s natural and cultural history on the Coastal Discovery Museum’s Facebook page. Watch on Facebook Live at @ coastaldiscoverymuseum. 843- 689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

TUESDAYS FIREWORKS BOAT CRUISE: Enjoy the Shelter Cove fireworks from the best seat in the house. Includes a two-hour Dolphin Eco Tour. Cost is $55 for adults, $40 for children. 7:30 p.m., Outside Hilton Head at Shelter Cove, 50 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6996 or www.outsidehiltonhead.com.

HILTON HEAD ISLAND FARMERS MARKET: Support our local farmers and producers and take home fresh produce, pastureraised 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.

SIT AND STITCH IN THE EVENING: Enjoy knitting, crochet, needlepoint, rug hook practice as Needlepoint Junction stays open late. All levels welcome. Outside food and drink permitted. Free. 5-8 p.m., Needlepoint Junction, Suite J-7-E, Village at Wexford, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8488 or www.needlepointjunctionhhi.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 DUELING PIANOS SHOW: The only Dueling Pianos Show on Hilton Head Island takes place each Thursday night on the Rooftop Bar. Cost is $5. 8-11 p.m., Rooftop Bar at Poseidon, 38 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-341-3838 or www.therooftophhi.com.

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.

PAINT ’N PARTY ONLINE: A fun evening of painting online. Any number of people can join, plus no need to pay for a babysitter or an expensive dinner out. Cost is $15 per household. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 843-342-5439 or www.scartstudio.com.

SATURDAYS 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.

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.