September 2020 Calendar of Events

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SEPT. 1

Virtual Lecture: “Magical Realism and Crossing Borders”: Alberto Quintero will present how Magical Realism teaches us about crossing borders through Latin American literature and art. Free. 5-6 p.m. Watch on Facebook Live @MorrisHeritageCenter. 843-284-9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org. 

SEPT. 2

Full Moon Beach Yoga: A fun, flow-style yoga class where participants will experience meditation, magic and movement. Beginners welcome. Cost is $20. 7:45 p.m., Coligny Beach, Marker 59, Hilton Head Island. 803-420-2829 or www.hhislandyoga.com.

SEPT. 2

Savannah River Brewing Beer Dinner: Enjoy an evening of delicious food and craft beer, featuring Savannah River Brewing. Guests will experience a five-course dinner, paired with five different Savannah River Brewing beers. Cost is $35. 6 p.m., Old Oyster Factory, 101 Marshland Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-6040 or www.oldoysterfactory.com.

SEPT. 3

First Thursday Art Market: A new monthly outdoor market that displays the works of 10 local artists. Musical performances. Free. 4-6:30 p.m., The Shops at Sea Pines Center, 71 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 864-247-1194 or www.artistsofseapines.com.

SEPT. 4

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

SEPT. 4

Food Truck Friday: A fun outdoor 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.

SEPT. 5

Workshop: “Drawing 101”: Join Art League instructor Addison Palmer for this one-day workshop where participants will learn the fundamentals of drawing. 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.

SEPT. 8

Virtual Chef Series: The Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island is hosting a virtual chef series, featuring a knife skills class presented by Le Cookery. Free. 5 p.m. Register online. www.wahhi.org. 

SEPT. 8-9

Workshop: “Cold Wax Painting”: Join guest instructor Mary Montague Sikes for this two-day workshop all about the cold wax medium. Cost is $230. 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. 

SEPT. 9

Online Workshop: “Non-Objective Abstract Painting”: Join Art League instructor Art Cornell for this four-week virtual class. This class is for anyone who has already completed the beginners work in abstract art and wants to refine their skills. 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.

SEPT. 11

Workshop: “Alcohol Inks on Glass”: Join Art League instructor Kathy Oda for this half-day workshop where participants will create custom glass pieces using colorful alcohol inks. Cost is $40. 9 a.m.-Noon, Art League of Hilton Head Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.org.

SEPT. 13

The Jiva Book Club: The Jiva Book Club meets each month to discuss a book related to yoga philosophy that identifies ways to integrate yoga into our daily lives. The September book club pick is “The Tao of Pooh,” by Benjamin Hoff. Drop-in cost is $20. 12:30 p.m., Jiva Yoga Center, 1032 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-247-4549 or www.jivayogacenter.com.

SEPT. 14

plantsaleAnnual Native Plant Sale: Shop from a variety of native plants for sale, from vines and blooming bushes to butterfly-friendly landscaping. Native plants are adapted to the local environment and require little or no care at all. Free admission. Cash or check only for purchases. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org. 

SEPT. 14

Mini Virtual Workshop: Join Art League instructor Debi West for this mini-workshop that explores the work of Native American artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith. Cost is $18 for member, $20 for non-members. 12:30-2 p.m., Art League of Hilton Head Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.org.

SEPT. 15

Tuesday Toast to Women Driving America: A virtual happy hour series featuring Diane Parker, Vice President of the Historic Vehicle Association. The event will also include an exclusive cocktail recipe selected by the host. Free. 4 p.m. Register online. 843-785-7469 or www.hhiconcours.com.

SEPT. 15

Workshop: “Exploring Lowcountry Marshland in Watercolor”: Join Art League instructor Jan Ross for this one-day workshop while meandering through Lowcountry marshland. 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.org.

SEPT. 15, 29

Virtual Lecture: “Conversation with the Curator”: A conversation about “Ecos: Resonances of South Carolina Latino Stories,” featuring 19 works of art documenting immigrant experiences. Hear from some of the artists as they talk about their process. Free. 5-6 p.m. Watch on Facebook Live @MorrisHeritageCenter. 843-284-9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org.

SEPT. 16

Summer Forum: George Kanuck will discuss the past and current status of the immigrant community in the nation, state and our local area. Free for members. 10 a.m. Register for access to the Zoom link. 843-384-6758 or www.wachh.org. 

SEPT. 16

capriseWebinar: “Growing Your Business Without Stress in Uncertain Times”: Global consultant and coach Caprice Thorsen will host a timely Zoom webinar for professionals throughout all industries, offering strategies, tips and advice to grow your business in these challenging times. Free. 8-9 a.m. Register online. 888-587-4593, ext. 3 or www.donryancenter.com.

SEPT. 17

Workshop: “Plein Air with the Nagels”: Join Art League instructors Don and Joyce Nagel for this two-day workshop, where participants will paint on the grounds of the Coastal Discovery Museum and Dolphin Head. Cost is $100. 1-4 p.m., Art League of Hilton Head Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.org.

SEPT. 17

Virtual Author Series: The Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island is hosting a virtual author series, featuring New York Times bestselling author of 27 books Karen White. She will present her latest book, “All the Ways We Said Goodbye.” Free. 5 p.m. Register online. www.wahhi.org.

SEPT. 17-20

Lighthouse Invitational Golf Tournament: An exciting four-day golf tournament hosted by the Sea Pines Resort. Participants will enjoy an opening night reception and dinner, a putting contest, daily breakfast and lunches, and more. Cost is $1,299 for a single golfer, $1,849 for a single golfer with a non-golfing partner, $2,598 for two golfers. Times and locations vary. 843-842-1864 or www.seapines.com.

SEPT. 18

Boss Branding Retreat: Learn to build your brand like a boss at this interactive retreat with business strategist Andrea Cowan-Stewart. Featuring breakout sessions, content photo sessions, swag bags and more. Limited to 20 spots. Cost is $399. Times vary. “Like” the event on Facebook.

SEPT. 19

Beaufort River Swim+5K: A competitive 3.2-mile swim in open water, followed by a 5K Run, presented by Beaufort Memorial Hospital. There is also a 1-mile Fun Run open to all levels. The event will benefit the YMCA Learn to Swim Program. Register online. Cost is $55 to swim, $30 for the Fun Run, $65 for the Swim and Run, $65 for the Swim and Run Relay. 7:30 a.m., Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Bay Street, Beaufort. 843-521-1904 or www.beaufortriverswim.com.

SEPT. 19

Bluffton Artisan Market: A Fall-themed artisan market, featuring over a dozen local vendors. Free entry. 1-6 p.m., Southern Barrel Brewing Company Tavern, 375 Buckwalter Place, Bluffton. “Like” the event on Facebook. www.lcmade.com.

SEPT. 19

Celebrating Conservation Banquet: A banquet and auction to celebrate Bluffton’s conservation efforts, hosted by the Bluffton chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association of South Carolina. 6-10 p.m., Waddell Maricultural Center, 211 Sawmill Creek Road, Bluffton. 803-865-4164 or www.ccasouthcarolina.com.

SEPT. 19

SoBA Art Auction Opening Reception: The Opening Reception will highlight SoBAs online Vintage Print Pop-Up, an online auction fundraiser. View the artwork while enjoying wine and live music. Bidding for the auction takes place online Sept. 8-30. 5-7 p.m., Society of Bluffton Artists, 6 Church Street, Bluffton. 843-757-6586 or www.sobagallery.com.

SEPT. 19

Walk for Dom: A walk to preserve the memory of Dominique Williams, a Hilton Head Island resident who lost his life to gun violence in 2015. Organizers of the walk hope to inspire change to make the world a safer and better place. Free. 8:30 a.m., Jarvis Creek Park, 100 Jarvis Creek Park, Hilton Head Island. www.walkfordom.org.

SEPT. 21

Mini Online Workshop: “Oil Pastel Landscapes”: Join Art League instructor Debi West for a mini-workshop about the oil pastel medium. Cost is $18 for members, $20 for guests. 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m., Art League of Hilton Head Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.org.

SEPT. 22

Virtual Screening: A screening of August’s book club discussion “Into the Beautiful North,” by Luis Alberto Urrea. Free. 5-6 p.m. Watch on Facebook Live @MorrisHeritageCenter. 843-284-9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org.

SEPT. 22

WAHHI Picnic in the Park: Join the Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island for their 60th Anniversary Year Kickoff with a Picnic in the Park. The event includes lunch from Signe’s Bakery and a Meet & Greet with Tennis Champion Stan Smith. Registration deadline is Sept. 15. Cost is $22 for members, $27 for guests. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.wahhi.org.

SEPT. 23-25 

forsythejewelersCustom Design Event at Forsythe Jewelers: Repurpose your beloved jewelry and create something new during this Custom Design Event. Work directly with trusted professional jewelry designer Paula Dawkins to select a new setting or stones. Appointment required for a design session with Paula. Forsythe Jewelers, 71 Lighthouse Road, Suite 311, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-7070 or www.forsythejewelers.biz.

SEPT. 24

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.

SEPT. 25

Workshop: “Painting on Glass”: Join Art League instructor Kathy Oda for a one-day workshop where participants will create their own painted glass canvas. 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.

SEPT. 26

Oktoberfest: Join Southern Barrel Brewing for a day of fun and games, including a costume contest, Yodeling competition, beer stein-holding contest and more. Free admission. 11:30 a.m., Southern Barrel Brewing Company Tavern, 375 Buckwalter Place, Bluffton. 843-837-2337 or www.southerbarrelbrewingco.com.

THROUGH SEPT. 26

Art Exhibit: “Earth to Sky”: The South Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Women Artists will hold an exhibition, showcasing juried member works inspired by the beauty and solitude of land and sky. The artists and their works represent an eclectic mix of styles and media. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Mon.-Sat.; Noon-4 p.m., Sundays. Art League Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.org.

SEPT. 28

Mini Online Workshop: “Mixed Media Magic”: Join Art League instructor Debi West for a mini-workshop about the many ways you can create fabulous mixed media art works. Cost is $18 for members, $20 for guests. 12:30-2 p.m., Art League of Hilton Head Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.org.

SEPT. 29

octoberfest

Virtual Chef Series: The Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island is hosting a virtual chef series, featuring a Welcome to Octoberfest theme by Frankie Bones. Free. 5 p.m. Register online. www.wahhi.org.

THROUGH SEPT. 30

Game Day Fundraiser: “Serving in September”: Host an activity of your choice, like bridge or pickleball, to raise money for the GFWC Woman’s League of the Lowcountry. Invite your friends to participate and donate $20 per person to the organization. Proceeds will benefit the club’s Doors to Freedom initiative. Registration with the club is required before Sept. 12. www.gfwc.org.

THROUGH SEPT. 30

LUX Spa Open House: Throughout the month of September, LUX Medical Spa will offer special discounts to customers, available by appointment only. Check their Facebook page throughout the month for weekly prizes and Zoom virtual events. 843-757-3223 or www.luxhhi.com.

SAVE THE DATE

OCT. 1

Forsythe Jewelers Sethi Couture Debut Party: Join the Forsythe Jewelers team during their Sethi Couture Debut Party to see the special collection. Enjoy a wine and cheese tasting by Hazel Dean's while you sip and shop. 3-6 p.m. RSVP to 843-671-7070 or Andrea@ForsytheJewelers.biz.

OCT. 31

Virtual 2020 Bluffton Walk to End Alzheimer’s: Walk in small teams with friends and family anywhere in Beaufort or Jasper counties to raise awareness to end Alzheimer’s disease. 11 a.m. Register at act.alz.org/blufftonwalk.

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.

Tuesdays

Hilton Head Island Farmers Market: Support our 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

Tuesdays

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.

Tuesdays

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 and Matthews Dr., Hilton Head Island. Reservations required- 843-686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org.  

Tuesdays, Thursdays

Marina Mornings: Outdoor Yoga: Practice yoga on the pavilion at Shelter Cove, with draft kombucha to follow. All levels welcome. Cost is $20. 9:30 a.m., Pure Salt Studios, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-707-7027 or www.puresaltstudios.com.

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.

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.

Thursdays

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.

Fridays

Community Conversations with Alex: Join Alex Brown, candidate for Town Council, for a community conversation around topics that matter to Hilton Head Island. Social distancing and masks encouraged. Free. 5 p.m., Squire Pope Sailing and Rowing Center, 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. www.alexbrownitstime.com.

Fridays

Sit and Stitch: Practice needlepoint every Friday during this casual sit and stitch event. All levels welcome. Free. 10 a.m., Needlepoint Junction, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 6134, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8488 or www.shopneedlepointjunction.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.

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 

aligatorALLIGATOR 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.

CURBSIDE CRAFTS TO-GO

Children and adults can order a variety of craft activities pre-assembled and ready to enjoy at your home or villa. Book online. Cost is $12-$20. Sea Pines Resort Fitness and Recreation Department, 71 Lighthouse Road, Suite 122, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com.

TRAIL RIDES THROUGH THE SEA PINES FOREST PRESERVE WITH LAWTON STABLES

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.awtonstables.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/person, complimentary for children ages 5 and younger. 149 Lighthouse Rd. 843-671-2810 or www.harbourtownlighthouse.com.

ZIPLINE AND AERIAL ADVENTURES HILTON HEAD

Enjoy a thrill-seeking ride for two, as you race together down the length of three football fields. This two-hour event features six courses and 50 challenge activities. Agest 5 and older. Cost is $20-$49 per person. 843-682-6000 or www.ziplinehiltonhead.com.