January 2021 Calendar of Events

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 JAN 30 

HILTON HEAD SNOW DAY: A fun family event featuring inflatable rides, a snowfield and entertainment. Cost is $10. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843- 681-7273 or islandreccenter.org

JAN. 2 

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION RUN CHALLENGE: Start the year off on the right foot with this group event, open to runners, walkers and beginners of all levels. There will be 5K, 6- mile and 12-mile courses available. Family and dog-friendly event. Free. 7 a.m., Palmetto Running Company, 28 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head. 843-815-1718 or palmettorunningcompany.com

JAN. 3 

LIVING DELIBERATELY: 2020 was a difficult year to navigate, and now it’s time to step boldly into 2021. Join Connie Cappy as she guides participants through the 5 Ps of living deliberately. Cost is $20. 2:30-3:30 p.m., Jiva Yoga Center, 1032 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-247-4549 or jivayogacenter.com

JAN. 3 

SUNDAY BRUNCH AND BREW: Join Lot 9 Brewing for the hippest brunch spot in Bluffton, featuring Micheladas, Beermosas, and guest food truck Maiz Taqueria. Free entry. 10 a.m., Lot 9 Brewing Co., 258 Red Cedar Street, Suite 14, Bluffton. 843-757-5689 or lot9brew.com

JAN. 4-31 

ART EXHIBIT: “Reflections of the Lowcountry”: Marianne Stillwagon is the SoBA featured artist in January. Her work reflects her love for two homes and two studios in New Hampshire and the Lowcountry. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Society of Bluffton Artists, 6 Church Street, Bluffton. 843-757-6586 or sobagallery.com

JAN. 4 

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION: “Winter Raptors”: Join Aaron Palmieri from the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy for a virtual presentation about winter raptors found throughout Beaufort County during the winter. Cost is $5. 2 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689- 6767, ext. 223 or coastaldiscovery.org

JAN. 5-30 

ABSTRACT ART DONE THREE WAYS: An exhibit of work by local artists Rose Cofield, Jennifer Rocco Stone and George Watson. An artists’ reception will be held Jan. 6 from 5-7 p.m. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or artshhi.org

 JAN. 6

BONFIRE AND OYSTER ROAST: Join the Old Oyster Factory for a classic Lowcountry bonfire and oyster roast. 6-9 p.m., The Old Oyster Factory, 101 Marshland Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-6040 or oldoysterfactory.com.

JAN. 6

LENNY BOY BEER DINNER: Enjoy an evening of delicious food and craft beer, featuring Charlotte-based Lenny Boy Brewing Company. Guests will experience a five-course dinner, paired with five different Lenny Boy Brewing beers. Cost is $35. 6 p.m., Old Oyster Factory, 101 Marshland Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-6040 or oldoysterfactory.com.


VIRTUAL PRESENTATION: “THE DAY OF JUBILEE HAS COME”: Join Chris Barr, supervisory interpretive ranger at Reconstruction Era National Historical Park, for a presentation about the dawn of Reconstruction in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Cost is $5. 2 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.

JAN. 7

BEAUFORT OYSTER FESTIVAL: Conceived and hosted by the Beaufort Area Hospitality Association, the Beaufort Oyster Festival will celebrate all aspects of the Lowcountry and Carolina Sea Islands oystering culture and agri-tourism economy. This featured event takes place during the 11-day Beaufort Restaurant Week. Free. Times and locations vary. “Like” the event on Facebook.

JAN. 8

GREAT POWER RIVALRIES: David Eisenhower of the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania, will examine great power rivalries though the rearview mirror. Cost is $10 for guests, free for members. 10-11:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-384-6758 or wachh.org.

 JAN. 9

POLAR BEAR 5K RUN: A fun New Year 5K walk or run through the streets of Old Town Bluffton. The event will start and finish at Oyster Factory Park. Registration deadline is Dec. 30. Cost is $35. 9 a.m., Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf Street, Bluffton. 843-757-8520 or bearfootsports.com.

JAN. 12

JONATHAN HAUPTVIRTUAL EVENING SPEAKER PROGRAM: Join Jonathan Haupt, Executive Director of the Pat Conroy Literary Center, for a presentation about acclaimed southern storyteller Pat Conroy. Cost is $10 for guests, free for members. 7-8:15 p.m. Register online for access to Zoom link. 843-384-6758 or wachh.org.

JAN. 13

EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATION: “RIGHT WHALES”: Join Professor Michael Williamson for a presentation about Right Whales. He will discuss the current status, research and effects of climate change on this species. Cost is $7 in-person, $5 virtual. 2 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.

JAN. 15

ALBUM RELEASE WITH ALAN PRICE: Join musician and songwriter Alan Price as he releases his debut 12-song album “Goodlow.” Tickets are $20-$50. 8:30 p.m., The Roasting Room, 1297 May River Road, Bluffton. 843-368-4464 or roastingroomlounge.com.

JAN. 15

CONVERSATIONS WITH ALEXCOMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS WITH ALEX: Join Alex Brown of Town Council Ward 1 for a community conversation around topics that matter to Hilton Head Island. Free. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Hilton Head Community Rowing and Sailing Center, 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. “Like” the event on Facebook.

JAN. 16

AIRY HALL PLANTATION EQUESTRIAN FOX HUNT: Join the Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island for a visit to the Lowcountry Hunt’s American Foxhounds to see the plantation and horses up close. Non-member guests welcome. Advanced registration required. Cost is $50 for adults, $25 for children. 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 8961 Bennetts Point Road, Green Pond. wahhi.com.

JAN. 18

EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATION: “SANTA ELENA”: Join Christopher Allen for a presentation centered on the Spanish interaction with the American natives who eventually became known as “The Powhatan Confederation.” Cost is $7 in-person, $5 virtual. 2 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.


LOWCOUNTRY SPEAKER SERIES: Tickets are on sale now for the next Lowcountry Speaker Series in March. This rescheduled live lecture will feature Robert O’Neill, one of the most highly decorated combat veterans of our time. Cost is $85-$150. 4 p.m. or 7:30 p.m., Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-823-4111 or lowcountryspeakerseries.com

JAN. 19

USCB LUNCH WITH AUTHOR: Bestselling author John Cribb is the featured author for January’s luncheon. Cribb has written about subjects ranging from history to education, including co-authoring New York Times bestsellers The American Patriot’s Almanac and The Educated Child. Cost is $45. 9 a.m., Breakfast; Noon, Lunch. Belfair, 200 Belfair Oaks Boulevard, Bluffton. 843-521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.

JAN. 21

MARIE BOSTWICKWAHHI VIRTUAL AUTHOR SERIES: Marie Bostwick, author of “Restoration of Celia Fairchild,” will be the featured speaker at this month’s Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island’s Author Series. Free for members. 5 p.m. Register for Zoom link. wahhi.org.

JAN. 22

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE: Blood donations are a critical need right now. Please join our community during this blood drive supporting the American Red Cross. Free. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Correll Insurance Group, 15 Bow Circle, Suite 101, Hilton Head Island. 888-668-8082 or correllhhi.com.

JAN. 30

HILTON HEAD SNOW DAY: A fun family event featuring inflatable rides, a snowfield and entertainment. Cost is $10. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-7273 or islandreccenter.org.



VIRTUAL KIDS 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 coastaldiscovery.org


MEMORY MATTERS: “VIRTUAL COMPASS CLASSES”: An online program designed for adults experiencing mild to moderate cognitive impairment. Compass provides curriculum-based activities, physical exercise, relaxation techniques, life-long learning, small group discussions and socialization. Free. 10 a.m., 1 p.m. 843-842-6688 or mymemorymatters.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 hhifarmersmarket.com


OPEN MIC NIGHT AT CORKS: Show up and show off your talent during this open mic night, every Tuesday night at Corks Bluffton. 7-10 p.m., Corks Wine Bar and Restaurant, 14 Promenade Street, Bluffton. 843-815-5168 or corkswinecobluffton.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 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 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 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 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 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 therooftophhi.com.


farmersmarketFARMERS 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 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 scartstudio.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 shopneedlepointjunction.com.


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 and 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 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 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 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. 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 harbourtownlighthouse.com.