November 2020 Calendar of Events

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NOV. 9

PALMETTO BLUFF ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: A meet and greet with Mike Stewart, president of Wildrose International, a collection of full-service kennels in the South. Cost is $25. 4-6 p.m., Artist Cottage, Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton.

NOV. 1

michelinMichelin Junior Challenge Design: Michelin, the leader in sustainable mobility, brings internationally recognized Global Design Challenge to Beaufort County High School Students. An expert panel of judges will share their talents during this virtual event. Free. 2 p.m. Register online. 843-785-7469 or

NOV. 4

Exhibit: “Masked, Hiding Behind Plain Sight”: Artist Judy Blahut’s latest work will be on display Nov. 3-28. A limited-attendance opening reception will be held Nov. 4. Free. 5-7 p.m., Art League Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or

NOV. 4

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

NOV. 4, 11, 18

Virtual Veteran Entrepreneur Workshops: Major Gen. (Ret.) Craig Whelden will present insights about the differences between military life and the private sector. This event is tailored to veterans, military families and separating military personnel. Free. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Register online. 860-391-1198 or

NOV. 5-7

Hilton Head Island Lantern Parade: Participants are invited to make a lantern and display it to light up the community. Participants can view an online map so they will know which neighbor’s lanterns are on display. Lead artist Chantelle Rytter will be out each night at a different location for a drive-thru spectacle of light. Lantern-making kits are available for purchase at the Coastal Discovery Museum gift shop and the Art League Gallery. 7-8 p.m. Locations vary. 843-341-4703 or

NOV. 5-8

Pat Conroy Literary Festival: The fifth annual festival will feature live-stream author presentations, panel discussions, online writing workshops, exhibits and virtual tours. Times and ticket prices vary. Visit for more information.

NOV. 5

Bluffton Nanobrewery Hosting Re-Opening: Bluffton-based Lot 9 Brewing Co. is hosting its grand re-opening and ribbon cutting 3-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5. The brewery had closed for a few weeks to update its brewing system. The new system will have the capability to brew more beer, a news release said. “After opening in July, we could quickly see that Bluffton really loves beer,” said co-owner Dana Briggs. Lowcountry Lobster Food Truck will also be at the re-opening. For more information, visit

NOV. 6

Virtual Presentation: “Will the Nordic Model Survive”: Join Maud Olofsson, the former Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden, for a conversation about the Nordic Model. $10 for guests, free for members. 10 a.m. Register online for the Zoom link. 843-384-6758 or

NOV. 6-7

The Christian Tamburr 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

NOV. 6-16

PEP 25th Anniversary and Online Auction: Programs for Exceptional People (PEP) will host an online auction to begin the celebration of the 25 years PEP has provided services in Beaufort and Jasper counties. Due to COVID-19, a live event will be postponed until the spring. Visit their website for more details. 843-681-8021 or

NOV. 6-8

Branches Holiday Open House: Enjoy a unique shopping experience in a socially-distant atmosphere. This fun-filled holiday experience includes a one-hour, semi-private shopping experience, plus an outdoor mini market, giveaways and more. Tickets are $10 per time slot. Times vary. Branches, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Suite E6, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-2535 or 

NOV. 8

Broad Creek Clean Up: Help keep Broad Creek clean by collecting trash from your boat, kayak, bike or on foot. A limited number of kayaks are available for rental. Free. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6996 or

NOV. 8

Virtual Panel: “A Man & His Car”: Join Matt Hranek as he chats with subjects from his latest book, “A Man & His Car.” Joining Hranek will be Todd Crutchley, Ken Gross, Paul Ianuario and Jeff Lane. Free. 8 p.m. Register online. 843-785-7469 or

NOV. 9

Palmetto Bluff Artist in Residence: A meet and greet with Mike Stewart, president of Wildrose International, a collection of full-service kennels in the South. Cost is $25. 4-6 p.m., Artist Cottage, Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton.

NOV. 10

WAHHIs Chef Series: “Noche de Damas”: Join the Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island for a cooking demonstration with Chef Lynden of Tio’s Latin American Kitchen. This event can be enjoyed in-person or virtually. Cost is $39 in-person or $33 for virtual to-go. 5 p.m., Tio’s Latin American Kitchen, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite 181, Hilton Head Island.

NOV. 12

Time Management Webinar: David Nelems, VP of Innovation at the Don Ryan Center for Innovation, will host a free Zoom webinar called “Take Back Your Time: Increase Productivity, Decrease Stress and Balance Your Life.” This Zoom webinar will present participants with tips, tricks and proven strategies for time management today. Register online. Free. 8-9 a.m. 843-540-0405 or

NOV. 13


Hilton Head Oyster Festival: All you can eat steamed local oysters, Lowcountry boil, pulled pork, seafood chowder and chili. Drinks sold separately. Featuring live music, a football viewing area and more. Limited tickets. Cost is $40. 5-8 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Plantation, Hilton Head Island.

NOV. 13-14

Joe Gransden and Kenny Banks at The Jazz Corner: $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or

NOV. 13-15

Water Side Walk: Enjoy great savings during Shelter Cove Towne Centre’s semi-annual Sidewalk Sale. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-3090 or

NOV. 14

Black Jacket Symphony: “Tom Petty Tribute”: The iconic music of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers comes alive in this concert experience that celebrates the epic career of this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. $58. 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or

NOV. 14

Bluffton Artisan Market: Join over a dozen local artisans this Fall for this fun outdoor market. Free entry. 1-6 p.m., Southern Barrel Brewing Company Tavern, 375 Buckwalter Place Boulevard, Bluffton. “Like” the event on Facebook.

NOV. 14

Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Wine Dinner: A wine dinner featuring keynote speaker Carlo Riggio. Reservations required. 6:30 p.m., Links American Grill, 11 Lighthouse Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-8380. 

NOV. 17

Tuesday Toast to Women Driving America: A virtual happy hour series featuring Brooke Hyman, a fine jewelry maker who designs distinctive jewelry with a purpose. The event will also include an exclusive cocktail recipe selected by the host. Free. 4 p.m. Register online. 843-785-7469 or

NOV. 17

Holiday Grief Webinar: Hospice Care of the Lowcountry will host a webinar for those facing a tough time with the holidays approaching and coming to grips with the realization that families will not be able to convene due to the ongoing pandemic. Free. 10 a.m. Register online. 843-706-2296 or

NOV. 18

TCL Virtual Chefs' Table Benefit: The Culinary Institute of the South at Technical College of the Lowcountry will virtually host its second annual Chefs' Table Benefit and Auction. The event will be broadcast live online from the culinary training kitchen at the college's New River Campus. Hosted by Jesse Blanco of Eat it and Like It. Conversations with students, chefs, and industry leaders. More than 20 curated auction items. Auction features the newly produced Lowcountry Master Chef Video Cooking Series. Proceeds benefit the students and programs of the Culinary Institute of the South. 6 p.m. Nov. 18. Registration is free online at

NOV. 18

Photographing the Lowcountry: Join Art League instructor Kendra Natter for a three-day field photography workshop, where students will explore and capture images of the Lowcountry. Cost is $55-$150. 9 a.m.-Noon, Art League of Hilton Head Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or

NOV. 19

Susan MeissnerWAHHI Author Series: Join the Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island with author Susan Meissner for a virtual discussion of her latest book “The Last Year of the War.” 4:45 p.m. Register online at

NOV. 19-21

Marco Bicego Trunk Show: Shop the exquisite fall collection of the renowned Italian jewelry designer Marco Bicego, hand-crafted in Italy. Enjoy a complimentary gift with your Marco Bicego purchase. Please RSVP. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday. Forsythe Jewelers, 71 Lighthouse Road, Suite 311, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-7070 or

NOV. 20

WACHH Global Speaker Program: Richard McGregor, a senior fellow for east Asia at the Lowy Institute, will present current affairs and relations between the United States, Australia and China during this virtual event. $10 for guests, free for members. 3:30 p.m. Register online for the Zoom link. 843- 384-6758 or

NOV. 21

Outdoor Holiday Market of Beaufort: A family-friendly shopping day featuring over 40 unique local vendors at this outdoor market. Free admission. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Beaufort Academy, 240 Sams Point Road, Beaufort.

NOV. 26

THANKSGIVING DINNERHudson’s 22nd Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner: Celebrate the meaning of Thanksgiving with fellow islanders and visitors during this an annual community Thanksgiving dinner event. Donations are being accepted and will benefit Deep Well, Bluffton Self Help and Second Helpings. Social distancing and masks are required. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Hudson’s Seafood on the Docks, 1 Hudson Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-2772 or

NOV. 26

Thanksgiving at Alexander’s Restaurant: A prix fixe Thanksgiving menu featuring South Carolina crab bisque, herb-roasted prime rib, blackened salmon, pumpkin pie and more. Reservations required. Cost is $59 for adults, $25 for children. Noon-8 p.m., Alexander’s Restaurant, 76 Queens Folly Road, Hilton Head Island. 866-921-6639 or

NOV. 26

Turkey Trot: Enjoy an in-person or virtual 5K race before your Thanksgiving feast. No spectators allowed due to Covid-19 restrictions. Participants can also register for a virtual Turkey Trot race; just complete the race by Thanksgiving Day to earn a race T-shirt. Cost is $35 for in-person race, $25 for virtual race. 8 a.m., 397 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-7273 or

NOV. 26

Thanksgiving Turtle Trot: Start off your Turkey Day with a virtual or in-person 5K Turtle Trot. The race will benefit The Palmetto Dunes Cares Fund, a charitable giving initiative targeting the areas of health, environment, arts and culture, community development, and education within the greater Hilton Head area.9-10:30 a.m. Cost is $25 for in-person or virtual racing.

NOV. 26-28

Thanksgiving with Stan Smith: Spend Thanksgiving with tennis legend Stan Smith. The nine-hour class will feature video analysis of your serve, stroke and strategy instruction, footwork and many practice drills. $299. 9 a.m.-Noon. Sea Pines Racquet Club, 5 Lighthouse Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-4495 or

NOV. 27

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

NOV. 27

Holiday Weekend Market: Shop small this holiday season with local makers and artists. Featuring 40 local makers, live music and holiday festivities. Free entry. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Southern Barrel Brewing Company Tavern, 375 Buckwalter Place Boulevard, Bluffton.


Makers Month: Through the month of November, Four Corners Gallery will feature local artists for presentations and demonstrations of their work. Artists and times will be updated throughout the month on the Four Corners Gallery’s website and social media pages. 843-384-9390 or


DEC. 5

Collins Group Realty Toy Drive: To supportBluffton Self Help’s holiday toy shop. 11:30 am to 1:30 p.m. Sam’s Club parking lot.


Hilton Head Dance Theatre’s The Nutcracker: The 35th Anniversary Season production of Hilton Head Dance Theatre’s “The Nutcracker” will move to the big screens at Park Plaza Cinemas. The production will be recorded and then shared with the community over three nights. For more details, visit



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


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 


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


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  

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


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


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 


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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