April 2021 Calendar of Events

Around Town

APRIL 1-3

Private Easter Wagon Ride: Hop aboard the red wagon for a spring exploration of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve, while playing a game of Easter I-Spy. Cost is $95 for a group of 20 people. Reservations required. 1-4 p.m., Heritage Farms, Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-3333 or seapines.com.

APRIL 1-4

Hilton Head Prep Theater: “Clue”:   A hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie. Ten talented student actors will skillfully bring each of these iconic board game characters to life in this 90-minute play. Make a small donation to support Hilton Head Prep’s performing arts and receive a link for online access. 843-263-5346 or hhprep.org.

APRIL 2-3

Mark Rapp at the Jazz Corner: Featuring The Great Gatsby and music from the Roaring ‘20s. $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com.

APRIL 3

Drive-Thru Easter Eggstravaganza:  Stay in your cars and receive a goodie bag full of eggs at two different locations. 10:30 a.m., Shelter Cove Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island; Lowcountry Celebration Park, 2 South Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-7273 or islandreccenter.org.

Personalized Easter Pails and Portraits:  Order a personalized Easter pail for your child and pick it up at the Liberty Oak Stage, where the Easter Bunny will be celebrating and taking photos. Reservations required. Cost is $35 per pail. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Harbour Town, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-3333 or seapines.com.

Red Shoes Run of Bluffton:  Run or walk through the streets of Historic Old Town Bluffton to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire. Registration is $35. 8 a.m., Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf Street, Bluffton. 843-757-8520 or bearfootsports.com.

APRIL 4

Easter Drive-In Worship Services: First Presbyterian Church of Hilton Head will offer an Easter Sunday service from the comfort of your car. Service broadcast live via FM radio. Free. 8 a.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-3696 or fpchhi.org.

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Sunrise Service:  St. Andrew By-The-Sea will offer two in-person Easter Sunday services. Don’t forget your mask and a chair. Free. 7 a.m., Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island; Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf Street, Bluffton. 843-785-4711 or hhiumc.com.

APRIL 4-11

Sip & Shop for a Cause:  The Zonta Club of Hilton Head will host its annual auction online this year. Funds raised will go directly to scholarships for deserving local students and programs to support Zonta’s missions. Visit their website for a link to the auction. zontahhi.org.

APRIL 5

virtualVirtual Lecture: “The Convergence of Historic Rice Fields”: Join Dr. Ernie Wiggers for a conversation about the convergence of historic rice fields into cornerstones for modern-day conservation in the Lowcountry. Reservations required. Cost is $5. 2 p.m. Register for Zoom link. 843-689-6767 or coastaldiscovery.org.

APRIL 6

Virtual Lecture: “What’s in a Lowcountry Backyard”:  Jay Keck of the South Carolina Wildlife Federation will discuss different types of animal and plant life in your backyard. Free. 5 p.m. Watch live on the Morris Center Facebook page @MorrisHeritageCenter. Morris Center, 10782 S. Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or morrisheritagecenter.org.

APRIL 7

Blood Drive:  Donate blood inside the climate-controlled OneBlood truck in the Arts Center parking lot. Donors will receive a mask, a $10 e-gift card, a COVID-19 antibody test and a wellness checkup. Chef B’s Eatz food truck will also be on-site. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or artshhi.com.

Opening Reception: “Taking a Leap; The Art of Discovery”:  Artist Joan Moreau McKeever will showcase her latest exhibit through May 1. An opening reception will be held to celebrate the exhibit. 5-7 p.m., Art League Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or artleaguehhi.org.

APRIL 8

OPENING RECEPTION: “SURVEYING THE LOWCOUNTRY”: Join Four Corners Gallery for an opening reception featuring the works of artists Stephanie Amato, Jill McGannon and Marc Hanson. Refreshments will be served. 4-7 p.m., Four Corners, 1263 May River Road, Bluffton. 843-757-8185 or fourcornersgallerybluffton.com

APRIL 8-11

ARTS CENTER PERFORMANCE: “RED”: A Tony-award winning play about Mark Rothko’s art and his shades of genius. Suitable for ages 15 and older. Cost is $16 for students, $35 for adults. Times vary. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or artshhi.com

APRIL 9

WEBINAR: “HOW TO LOSE THE INFORMATION WAR”: Nina Jankowicz, author of “How to Lose the Information War,” will present how the Western world has begun to wake up to the threat of online warfare and the attacks from Russia. Cost is $10 for guests, free for members. Register for Zoom link. 843-384-6758 or wachh.org

APRIL 9-10

CHARLTON SINGLETON’S QUARTET AT THE JAZZ CORNER: $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 Wilm Hilton Pkwy, HHI. 843-842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com

APRIL 12

HHSO: “WATER MUSIC”: Live-stream this orchestra series concert, featuring Conductor John Morris Russell and members of the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are $25. 7:30 p.m. Register for a private website link to view the live-stream. 843-842-2055 or hhso.org

APRIL 12-18

RBC HERITAGE PRESENTED BY BOEING: The 53rd annual RBC Heritage golf tournament will take place on-site with limited spectators. Event times and ticket prices vary. 843- 671-2448 or rbcheritage.com

APRIL 14

SWAMPVIRTUAL LECTURE: “THE CANARY OF THE SWAMP”: Matt Johnson, Director at the Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest, will discuss recent work involving Prothonotary Warblers conservation. Reservations required. Cost is $5. 2 p.m. Register for Zoom link. 843-689-6767 or coastaldiscovery.org

VIRTUAL AUTHOR CHAT: “THE CIVIL WAR IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA LOWCOUNTRY”: Join author Ron Roth for a discussion about how a confederate artillery and a black union regiment defined the meaning of war. Cost is $5. Register for Zoom link. 843-686-6560 or heritagelib.org.

APRIL 14

MUELLERZOOM SEMINAR: “SOCIAL MEDIA FOR SMALL BUSINESS”: The Don Ryan Center for Innovation presents a free seminar with Lindsy Mueller, who will provide insight into how local businesses can best utilize the power of social media and ways to create engaging content. Free. 8-9 a.m. Register for Zoom link. 843-540-0405 or donryancenter.com

APRIL 14

WINE FEST: The First Wine Fest at Hazel Dean’s. Proceeds benefit local charities. 5:30 p.m. Enjoy samplings of several fine wines, along with tasty tapas, music and more. The Shops at Sea Pines Center. Limited tickets. $75. HazelDeans.com or 843 802-2001. 

APRIL 15

MARTINIS AT THE MANSION: The Mansion on Forsyth Park’s charity networking series will take place on the third Thursday of every month to benefit a different local nonprofit. Admission is a suggested $5 donation. 5:30-7 p.m., Mansion on Forsythe Park, 700 Drayson Street, Savannah. 912- 238-5158 or kesslercollection.com

kristyWAHHI VIRTUAL AUTHOR SERIES: Kristy Woodson Harvey, author of “Under the Southern Sky,” 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

APRIL 16-17

BOBBY RYDER’S QUINTET AT THE JAZZ CORNER: Featuring the very best of the RAT Pack, honoring Sammy, Frank and Dean. $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com

APRIL 17

INTERMEDIATE INDIGO DYEING WORKSHOP: Artists Leanne Coutler and Rhonda Davis, owners of the Daufuskie Blues Art Gallery, will teach advanced techniques for dyeing cotton silk scarves. Class is designed for past students. Cost is $35. 11 a.m.- 2p.m., Morris Center, 10782 S. Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or morrisheritagecenter.org.

INTERMEDIATE INDIGO

APRIL 19

LOWCOUNTRY COMMUNITY GOLF CHALLENGE: This sixth annual event will benefit the Port Royal Sound Maritime Center’s education programs. Tickets include 18 holes of golf, a cart, grab-and-go breakfast, boxed lunch, cold beverages and a silent auction. Cost is $175 per golfer. 9 a.m., Oldfield Plantation, 130 Oldfield Way, Okatie. 843-645-7774 or portroyalsoundfoundation.org

APRIL 20

VIRTUAL LECTURE: “THE YAMASEE WAR IN THE LOWCOUNTRY”: Dr. William Ramsey of Lander University will discuss the Yamasee War and how it unfolded in the Lowcountry region. Free. 5 p.m. Watch Live on the Morris Center Facebook page @MorrisHeritageCenter. 843-284-9227 or morrisheritagecenter.org

APRIL 23

BLUFFTON SUNSET KICK OFF FESTIVAL: Enjoy live music from Acoustic Mayhem, plus a food court, wine bar and craft beer garden. This event will benefit the Bluffton Paddle Club charity. Event is limited to 250 spectators. Free entry. 5:30-9:30 p.m., Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf Street, Bluffton. 843-757-8520 or bearfootsports.com.

APRIL 23-24 

THE QUENTIN BAXTER TRIO AT THE JAZZ CORNER: Featuring Grammy-award winning artist Quiana Parler. $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com

APRIL 24-25

THE ART MARKET AT HISTORIC HONEY HORN: A juried fine art and craft festival held under the live oaks. Featuring over 90 artists with various mediums of art on display, plus food and beverages available for purchase. Admission is $5 for adults, free for children 12 and under. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or coastaldiscovery.org

APRIL 25

PUBLIC POLICY MEETING: A meeting place to exchange ideas and dialogue on matters of public policy in our community. Free. 8 a.m., Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, 1 Chamber of Commerce Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-3673 or hiltonheadchamber.org

APRIL 26

HHSO: “HARP IMPRESSIONS”: Live-stream this orchestra series concert, featuring Conductor John Morris Russell, Harpist Bridget Kibbey, and members of the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are $25. 7:30 p.m. Register for a private website link to view the live-stream. 843-842-2055 or hhso.org

VIRTUAL LECTURE: “FROM DATA TO DECISIONS”: Kim Jones will present how the Town of Bluffton actively collects different types of data that reflect the health of the May River watershed. Cost is $5. 2 p.m., Register for Zoom link. 843-689-6767 or coastaldiscovery.org

APRIL 27-28

40TH ANNIVERSARY & ROBERTO COIN TRUNK SHOW: Forsythe Jewelers is celebrating 40 years in business. Join them as they toast to their growth, evolution and commitment to the community during their Roberto Coin Trunk Show. Enjoy a complimentary gift with every Roberto Coin purchase. Reservation required. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Forsythe Jewelers, 71 Lighthouse Rd, Suite 311, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-7070 or forsythejewelers.biz

APRIL 29

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: “WHAT IS DEMENTIA?”: Learn what dementia is, the differences between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, brain changes, symptoms, warning signs, risk factors, prevention and more with certified Dementia specialist Melissa Chambers. Free. 6-7 p.m. Register for Zoom link. 843-321-9425 or seniorlivingconnections.org

APRIL 30

MUSIC AND MEMORIES VIRTUAL GALA: Join Memory Matters for a virtual gala, featuring musical entertainment by The John Brackett Trio. The event will include a musical telethon, prizes and a trivia contest. Tickets include to-go appetizer and wine, local pick up. Cost is $50 per person. 6-7 p.m. Register for Live-stream access from SoundWaves Performing Arts Center. 843-842-6688 or mymemorymatters.org

THE CHRISTIAN TAMBURR TRIO AT THE JAZZ CORNER: Featuring vocalist and cellist Shana Tucker. $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com

VIRTUAL LECTURE: “US-CHINA RELATIONS IN A POST-CORONAVIRUS WORLD”: Robert S. Spalding will discuss the coronavirus outbreak, its spread and the CCP’s responsibility. He will also talk about the evolving rivalry and entry into a Cold War bipolar world. Cost is $10 for guests, free for members. Register for Zoom link. 843-384-6758 or wachh.org

APRIL 23-MAY 2

LEAN ENSEMBLE: “PRIVATE LIVES - A RADIO PLAY”: Lean Ensemble brings Noel Coward’s classic wit to life. Let your senses take you to a 1930 British hotel where a newly divorced couple meet honeymooners in adjacent rooms as barbs fly, love is shattered and rekindled. Free. Times vary. Registration required. 843-715-6676 or leanensemble.org

SAVE THE DATE

MAY 1

SPRING SWING: The Hilton Head Firefighters’ Association has teamed with Sea Pines Montessori Academy to host the 13th annual Spring Swing for Charity Golf Tournament presented by SERVPRO. Bear Creek Golf Club in Hilton Head Plantation. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. Birdease. com/2021SpringSwing or bryans@hiltonheadislandsc.gov. 

HILTON HEAD HUMANE DOG WALK: Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island. 8:15 a.m. No same-day registration. hhhumane.org or call 843-681-8686 to pre-register. 

MAY 15

MAY DAY 5K: Race begins at the Bluffton Oyster Factory and winds through Historic Old Town Bluffton and along the May River. Virtual option available. Beaufort Memorial is the title sponsor for LowCountry Alliance for Healthy Youth’s inaugural race. 8-10 a.m. Bluffton Oyster Factory Park 63 Wharf St. $20-$30. 843-815-1718. runsignup.com/Race/SC/Bluffton/BlufftonMayDay5K

ONGOING EVENTS

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 coastaldiscovery.org

TUESDAYS

FARMERS & MAKERS MARKET: |Now in its 8th year, the Market will present more fresh, local produce, seafood, breads and cheeses, crafts and artisans than ever before. Enjoy the colorful displays that grow and change each week throughout the season. Free entry. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., The Shops at Sea Pines Center, 71 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 

TUESDAYS

HILTON HEAD ISLAND FARMERS MARKET: Support locl 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

TUESDAYS

OPEN MIC NIGHT AT CORKS: 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

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

THURSDAYS

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

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 therooftophhi.com

THURSDAYS

FARMERS MARKET OF BLUFFTON: New location! Meet local farmers, chefs and artisans every Thursday on Green Street. Buy a fresh assortment of strawberries, produce, beets, potatoes and more. Also, hear local, live entertainment and educational lectures. Noon-5 p.m., Martin Family Park, Green Street, Bluffton. 843-415-2447 or 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 scartstudio.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 shopneedlepointjunction.com

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. 

ALLIGATOR 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 h2osports.com

DAILY EVENTS

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 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 lawtonstables.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. 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 harbourtownlighthouse.com.