October 2020 Calendar of Events

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OCT. 1

Online Event: “Got Art?”: The Art League’s annual fundraising event will take place during a live Zoom drawing and each participant is guaranteed one original piece of art. Only 100 tickets will be sold. Artwork includes paintings, drawings, photography, jewelry and more. Cost is $100 per ticket. 6 p.m. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.org. 

OCT. 1

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

OCT. 1

ForsytheSethi Couture Debut Party: Join Forsythe Jewelers for a special debut of the Sethi Couture collection. Enjoy a wine and cheese tasting by Hazel Dean's while you sip and shop. 3-6:30 p.m., Forsythe Jewelers, 71 Lighthouse Road, Suite 311, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-7070 or www.forsythejewelers.biz.

OCT. 1

Online Workshop: “Watercolors”: Join Art League instructor Alex Sharma for a four-week virtual class about watercolor painting. Participants will learn techniques to paint dramatic skies, reflections on water and more. Cost is $160. 9:30-12:30 p.m., Art League of Hilton Head Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.org.

OCT. 1, 8, 15, 22

SCORE Nonprofit Seminar Series: South Carolina Lowcountry SCORE will work closely with area nonprofit organizations to address their most important management issues. In this series of four virtual seminars, experts will present critical information that everyone involved in nonprofit organizations will want to know. Registration required. Free. Noon-1 p.m. 843-785-7107 or www.sclowcountry.score.org.

OCT. 2

World Affairs Council: “How the West Was Lost”: A virtual presentation about current world order by Ambassador Douglas Lute, the former United States Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Council, NATO’s standing political body. Cost is $10 for guests, free for members. 10 a.m. Register online for the Zoom link. 843- 384-6758 or www.wachh.org.

OCT. 2-3

The Rodney Jordan Quintet 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.

OCT. 6

Virtual Lecture: “Blues Guitar with J. Howard Duff”: Local musician will perform the blues while giving insight on the legend of the genre. Free. 5 p.m. Watch on Facebook Live @MorrisHeritageCenter. 843-284-9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org.

OCT. 6-31

Art LeagueCraft Hilton Head 2020: Join the Art League for their seventh National Juried Fine Art Craft Exhibition, which will showcase two- and three-dimensional fine art craft that encompass creativity, experimentation and imagination. Featuring 82 artists from 23 states. Art will be on display and available for sale through Oct. 31. A virtual awards reception will be held Oct. 7 from 5-6 p.m. on Facebook Live. Art League Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.org.

OCT. 7

Drive-In Theater Tour: A concert series featuring Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman and Mac Powell. The group will be live and together in-person for the first time. Cost is $100 per car for general admission, $175 per car for Gold Parking. 6 p.m., Highway 21 Drive-In, 55 Parker Drive, Beaufort. 843-846-4500 or www.hwy21drivein.com.

OCT. 8

WAHHIs Chef Series: “Women Winemakers”: Join the Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island as they celebrate women winemakers with an evening wine tasting, featuring three wines, a paired cheese plate and a presentation by sommelier Stephanie Stawski. In-person or virtual. Cost is $25 in-person, $75 for the virtual event with take-out box of wine and cheese. 5 p.m., Rollers Wine & Spirits, 9 Palmetto Bay Road, Hilton Head Island. www.wahhi.org.

OCT. 8-10

Palmetto Electric Annual Meeting: Members of Palmetto Electric are able to drive-thru to register and cast their ballot for director elections, proposed bylaw changes and a voting district question. Participants will receive a registration gift and be entered to win door prize drawings. Live-streamed Oct. 10 at 5 p.m. Drive-thru is open 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday and Friday; Noon-4 p.m., Saturday. Palmetto Electric, 4063 Grays Highway, Ridgeland. 800-922-5551 or www.palmetto.coop.

OCT. 9-10

Reggie Deas and Deas Guyz 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.

OCT. 9-11

The Belk Charity Day: A three-day charity event where ticket holders will receive 25-70% off of Belk purchases storewide, including special savings on rarely-discounted brands. Ticket holders will receive $10 off one purchase at the time of sale. All proceeds support the Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island. Tickets are $5 each. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday and Saturday; Noon-6 p.m., Sunday. Belk, 24 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.wahhi.com.

OCT. 10

Arts Center Kick-Off Concert: Celebrate the 25th anniversary season at the Arts Center with an outdoor concert. Featuring performances by American Idol Season 12 winner Candice Glover and award-winning gospel group The Voices of El Shaddai. Food truck food, beer and wine available for purchase. Bring your own lawn chair. Pods will be marked for physical distancing. Cost is $10. 3:30-5 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or www.artshhi.com.

OCT. 10

Children’s Lit: Join this riveting two-hour virtual event with authors James Patterson and Kwame Alexander, along with a panel of children's literature authors, for a live keynote and discussion. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 843-842-2787 or www.artshhi.com.

OCT. 10-30

Fire Prevention Month: Join Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue in a live scavenger hunt. Download the GooseChase app and choose the Fire Rescue Island Safety Quest and you will be notified when the hunt is live. Complete all the missions and you could win a prize. All ages are welcome to participate. 843-682-5141.

OCT. 8

WAHHIs Chef Series: “Fall is in the Air”: Join the Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island for a cooking demonstration with Michael Anthony’s chef Trey Place. This event can be enjoyed in-person or virtually. Cost is $72 in-person or virtual. 5 p.m., Michael Anthony’s, 37 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head Island. www.wahhi.org.

OCT. 10

Rotary Annual Mini Golf Tournament: Support local charities by participating in this annual mini golf tournament. Donate to play. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf, 8 Marina Side Drive, Hilton Head Island. 208-401-5353 or www.hhisunsetrotary.com.

OCT. 13

Karen MitchellVirtual Event: “Women Leading the Way”: Join The Don Ryan Center for Innovation and Dr. Karen Mitchell, Founder of Cottage Insights, for a virtual webinar geared to help women in all stages of their professional lives develop and strengthen their leadership skills. Free. 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Register online for Zoom access. 843-540-0405 or www.donryancenter.com.

OCT. 13

Virtual Paint-Along: “Marsh Landscapes”: Grab your brush and palette as you are guided through the creation of a marsh-inspired landscape with Camilla Pagliaroli. Free. 5 p.m. Watch on Facebook Live @MorrisHeritageCenter. 843-284-9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org.

OCT. 14

Quiana Parler at The Jazz Corner: Grammy award-winning vocalist Quiana Parler performs with The Lavon Stevens Trio. $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com.

OCT. 15

Historic Bluffton Virtual Lecture Series: “Preserving Fiction”: Celebrate Bluffton and A Call to Action are joining forces to present a series of virtual lectures. This month’s lecture is about the real history of confederate monuments. Cost is $10. 5-6 p.m. 843-816-4495 or www.actabluffton.org. 

OCT. 16-17

Nicki Parrott, Justin Varnes and Taylor Roberts 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.

OCT. 17-25

Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival: There-imagined 16th annual Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival will be held in the cultural district of Bluffton. The festival showcases locally harvested seafood, Lowcountry cuisine and the rich history of the area. The Streetfest Oct. 24-25 will feature several socially distanced pop-up art displays. www.blufftonartsandseafoodfestival.com.

OCT. 20

Tuesday Toast to Women Driving America: A virtual happy hour series featuring Jennifer Maher, CEO of four national nonprofits. 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.

OCT. 20

Virtual Lecture: “Healing the Circle-Catawba Nation’s Food Sovereignty”: Citizens of Catawba Nation, Roo George-Warren and Kassidy Plyler, talk about both traditional and resurgent Catawba food systems. Free. 5 p.m. Watch on Facebook Live @MorrisHeritageCenter. 843-284-9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org.

OCT. 22-24

Ghosts and Myths of Hilton Head Island: Experience the chills of the paranormal stories of Hilton Head Island, featuring ghost stories and more. Limited tickets are available due to social distancing efforts. Cost is $15. 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m.; Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org.

OCT. 22

"Forget Me Not” Alzheimer’s Association Fundraiser: An evening of outdoor fun, networking, and fundraising - safely and socially distanced, but in person! - to raise money for the amazing Alzheimer's Association. Hors d'oeuvres, beverages, raffle drawings, and other surprise events. Tickets will be sold at the registration table for 5 for $10 or 12 for $20 (cash only please). 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm 15 Main Street, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forget-me-not-alzheimers-association-fundraiser-tickets-124466812587

OCT. 23

Fourth Fridays Artists Market: Sip, shop and support local artists, whose work will be showcased around the lagoon at Coligny. Free admission. 4-7 p.m., Coligny Plaza, 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-6050 or www.colignyplaza.com.

OCT. 23

Pumpkin Patch Drive-Thru: Get a little taste of Halloween while keeping the social distance. Halloween goody bags will be handed out as families roll by in their cars. Free. 4-8 p.m., Shelter Cove Town Centre, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-7273 or www.islandreccenter.org.

OCT. 23

Sips and Seafood Party: Join Bluffton Self Help for a virtual party, including a delicious three-course Lowcountry surf-and-turf meal delivered right to your door. The evening will also include a virtual auction, live entertainment and more. Cost is $100 per ticket. Sponsorship opportunities are available. 6-10 p.m. 843-757-8000 or www.sipsandseafood.com.

OCT. 23

World Affairs Council: Join Dr. Mathew Burrows, director of the Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy and Risks Initiative at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, for a virtual presentation about the hard choices America will have to make when developing foreign policy with Russia and China. Cost is $10 for guests, free for members. 10 a.m. Register online for the Zoom link. 843- 384-6758 or www.wachh.org.

OCT. 23-24

Roberto Coin Trunk Show: Explore the newly coined fall collections from Roberto Coin, featuring the Roman Barocco, Palazzo Ducale, Venetian Princess, Princess Flower, Pois Moi, Love In Verona, Royal Opera Collections and more. Enjoy bubbles, light bites and a complimentary gift with your Roberto Coin purchase. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m-5 p.m., Saturday. Forsythe Jewelers, 71 Lighthouse Road, Suite 311, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-7070 or www.forsythejewelers.biz.

OCT. 24

Garden State Guys: Spend an evening enjoying a performance by the Garden State Guys, featuring the timeless music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Seating is limited for social distancing. Cost is $61. 7:30 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or www.artshhi.com.

OCT. 26-31

Hilton Head Prep’s Fall Spectacular: A pre-recorded streaming event featuring five Broadway guest stars and a musical performance by Hilton Head Prep’s lower, middle and upper school students. Watch live on Facebook @HiltonHeadPrep. 843-715-8506 or www.hhprep.org.

OCT. 27

Virtual Lecture: “Black Folk Artists of South Carolina”: Learn more about this people’s experience and how it shaped their artistic language with Dr. Nancy Tolson. Free. 5 p.m. Watch on Facebook Live @MorrisHeritageCenter. 843-284-9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org.

OCT. 27-28

Lowcountry SpeakerVirtual Lowcountry Speaker Series: Join the Lowcountry Speaker Series for an exclusive pre-screening of British photographer Platon’s documentary on social justice and contemporary culture, titled “Our Time.” Cost is $85. 7:30 p.m. 843-823-4111 or www.lowcountryspeakerseries.com.

OCT. 29-NOV. 1

Lean Ensemble: “Mitchelville”: Enjoy a pre-recorded, online reading of the new play “Mitchelville,” by Aurin Squire. When a young man tries to save his Gullah family home, he dives into the history of his family lineage, the Civil War, and the first town of Black freedmen in America. Tickets available Oct. 1. Times vary. 843-715-6676 or www.leanensemble.org.

OCT. 30

VIM Circle of Caring Virtual Gala: Volunteers in Medicine will host a virtual gala to fund the vital service the clinic provides to the community. The event includes an exclusive live-stream to a virtual Deas Guyz concert. Donate for event access. 843-689-6612 or www.vimclinic.org.

OCT. 31

Halloween Blue Moon Beach Yoga: A fun, flow-style class featuring meditation, magic and movement. All levels welcome. Cost is $20. 7:45 p.m., Coligny Beach, Mile Marker 59, Hilton Head Island. “Like” the event on Facebook.

OCT. 31

Rocky Horror Halloween Ball: An inaugural event featuring cocktails, Rocky Horror karaoke, a costume contest and a viewing of the iconic film. Cost is $15. 9 p.m., Coligny Theatre, 1 North Forest Beach, Building I-5, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-3500 or www.colignytheatre.com.

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 www.act.alz.org/blufftonwalk. 



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.


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


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.  


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.


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.


Civil War Era: Hilton Head Island was home to thousands of Union soldiers during the Civil War. Join this presentation featuring maps and historic photos of this time on Hilton Head from 1861-1865. Reservations required. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children. 3 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. or www.coastaldiscovery.org.


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.


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.


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.


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.



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.


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. 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.


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.


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.