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June 2021 Calendar of Events

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JUNE 1 

NEW HOPE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP: An open bereavement support group for anyone who has lost a loved one through death. Free. 3-4:30 p.m. Lowcountry Presbyterian Church, 10 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton. 843-706-2296 or hospicecarelc.org.

VIRTUAL LECTURE: “DISCOVER DAUFUSKIE”: Take a virtual tour of Daufuskie Island with the Gullah Diva Sallie Ann Robinson. She will talk about her memories of growing up on the island and how it has changed over the years. Watch Live on Facebook @ MorrisHeritageCenter. 5 p.m. 843-284-9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org

JUNE 2 

VIRTUAL MINI-CLASS: “FRUIT STUDIES”: Join Art League instructor Debi West and learn how to create a variety of simple fruit drawings or paintings. Register for Zoom link. Cost is $18 for members, $20 for guests. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.org

JUNE 3 

VIRTUAL CHAMBER COFFEE CHAT: Join the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber for an open discussion of what’s going on in your world. Free. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Register for Zoom link. 843-785-3673 or www.hiltonheadchamber.org

FIRST THURSDAYS ART MARKET: Meet over two dozen local artists as they present their work on the first Thursday of the month. Stroll the plaza, see the exhibits, talk with artists, and enjoy live music, complimentary wine samples and more. Free entry. 4-7 p.m., The Shops at Sea Pines Center, 71 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-5699 or www.theshopsatseapinescenter.com

JUNE 4 

UNDER THE SEA: A family-friendly indoor program designed for elementary school kids. Feed a horseshoe crab and learn more about smaller marine creatures. Cost is $5 per person, free for children under 3. 11 a.m. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or www.coastaldiscovery.org

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: “BRUSHES AND BRUSHWORK FOR OILS AND ACRYLICS”: Join Art League instructor Alex Sharma and learn how to achieve a wide range of strokes and affects using some basic brushes in different sizes and profiles. Register for Zoom link. Cost is $8 for members, $10 for non-members. 10 a.m. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.org

JUNE 4-5 

LOWCOUNTRY BOIL 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

JUNE 4-12 

BRAVOPIANO! FESTIVAL: Celebrating the music of the Americas, the Hilton Head International Piano Competition presents a festival that will take place in multiple venues on Hilton Head Island and Bluffton. Performances include solo recitals, chamber music, jazz and an intriguing piano trio. Times and locations vary. 843-842-2055 or www.hhipc.org

JUNE 5 

SPRINGFEST AT TANGER OUTLETS: An open-air shopping event that will showcase local artisans, artists and makers. Featuring food trucks and live entertainment. Free. Noon-5 p.m. Tanger Outlets 1, 1414 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. www.lcmade.com

JUNE 7 

INDIGO TIE DYE: Learn how indigo dye is made from a plant and use it to create a tie-dyed T-shirt to take home. All supplies are provided. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children. 3-4 p.m. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or www.coastaldiscovery.org

JUNE 7, 14 

MEET THE AUTHOR: An intimate evening with Melanie Beal Marks, co-author of “Burnt Church Road: Unravelling the Story Behind the Name.” Includes a signed copy of the book, hors d’oeuvres, an architectural tour of the Distillery, one flight of spirits and a craft cocktail. 5:30-7 p.m. Burnt Church Distillery, 120 Bluffton Road, Bluffton. Tickets at www.burntchurchdistillery.com. 843-872-0158. 

JUNE 9 

PIZZA AND PADDLE: Teens are invited to join The Outside Foundation for pizza and paddling. Free. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Hilton Head Rowing and Sailing Center, 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. rentals. www.islandreccenter.org

WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY: A festive evening of wine, music, shopping, refreshments and prizes, with proceeds to benefit Pockets Full of Sunshine and The Boys & Girls Club. Cost is $15. 5-7:30 p.m. The Village at Wexford, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. www.villageatwexford.com

JUNE 10 

VIRTUAL AUTHOR SERIES: Emmy award-winning writer Neville Frankel will discuss his widely acclaimed apartheid-era novel “Bloodlines.” Free for members. Register for Zoom link. 4:45 p.m. www.wahhi.org

JUNE 11-12 

THE WYCLIFFE GORDON 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 www.thejazzcorner.com

JUNE 11 

BLOOD DRIVE: Donate blood for the American Red Cross on the Blood Mobile. Appointments required. Free. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 24 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.sheltercovetownecentre.com

BOOK CLUB WITH THE MORRIS CENTER: “The Water is Wide”: In partnership with the Pat Conroy Literary Center, Book Club will look at the 1972 memoir of Conroy’s experiences of teaching on Daufuskie Island. Participants will discuss the impact of the novel and how its legacy connects to the Seasons of Daufuskie exhibition. Free. 6-7 p.m. Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org

THE SWINGIN’ MEDALLIONS RETURN: Known as “The Party Band of the South,” the Swingin’ Medallions blend the sounds of yesterday and today. Food trucks on-site. Bring your lawn chair. Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door. VIP tables available in advance for $300. 8 p.m. Jasper County Farmers Market, 9935 South Jacob Smart Boulevard, Hwy. 17, Ridgeland. 843-726-8126 or www.jaspercountrychamber.com

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: “Trees, From Loose to Detail”: Join Art League instructor Alex Sharma and learn how to integrate painting different looks with trees. Register for Zoom link. Cost is $8 for members, $10 for non-members. 10 a.m. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.org

JUNE 12 

BLUFFTON ARTISAN MARKET: A second location for this open-air market, featuring local makers with live music and food trucks. Free entry. 1-5 p.m. Burnt Church Distillery, 120 Bluffton Road, Bluffton. www.lcmade.com

SPIRIT YOGA: A special morning yoga class with Karri from Move Fitness. Includes one Bloody Mary or Screwdriver with ticket. Cost is $25. 10 a.m. Burnt Church Distillery, 120 Bluffton Road, Bluffton. 843-872-0158 or www.burntchurchdistillery.com

JUNE 13 

BLUFFTON ARTISAN MARKET: An open-air market, featuring local makers with live music and food trucks. Free entry. Noon-5 p.m., Martin Family Park, 68 Boundary Street, Bluffton. www.lcmade.com

LISTEN ON THE LAWN: An uplifting performance by the Beaufort Mass Choir, featuring Gospel and Gullah music. Bring your own food, chair or blanket. Cost is $10. 6 p.m. USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort. 843-521-4145 or www.uscbcenterforthearts.com

JUNE 14 

PALMETTO BLUFF ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: Artist and plantswoman Anne Blackwell Thompson of Blackwell Botanicals is this month’s artist in residence. Event details vary. 866-706-6565 or www.palmettobluff.com

JUNE 16 

VIRTUAL CLASS: “HAPPY HOMES”: Join Art League Instructor Debi West and learn how to create impasto happy houses using simple spackle, paint and a touch of collage. Cost is $18 for members, $20 for non-members. Register for Zoom. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.org

GABRIEL CO TRUNK SHOWJUNE 16-18 

GABRIEL & CO. TRUNK SHOW: A three-day trunk show featuring Gabriel & Co.’s fashion and bridal collections. Bring your best to your relationships and special moments with this beautifully curated selection of attainable jewelry. Enjoy a complimentary gift with your Gabriel & Co. purchase. Free entry. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Forsythe Jewelers, 71 Lighthouse Road, Suite 311, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-7070 or www.forsythejewelers.biz

JUNE 17 

LIVE AFTER FIVE: Every third Thursday of the month is Downtown Beaufort’s newest recurring monthly party with live music, local artists, late night shopping and drink and food specials. Free. 5-8 p.m., Downtown Beaufort, Beaufort. “Like” the event on Facebook. 

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 Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton Street, Savannah. 912-238-5158 or www.kesslercollection.com.

MOVIE NIGHTS IN THE PARK: “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”: Watch this blockbuster hit under the stars on a 20-foot movie screen. Bring beach chairs, blankets and take-out food. Free. 8:30 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.sheltercovetownecentre.com

OPENING RECEPTION AND BOOK SIGNING: Join artist Doug Corkern for an opening reception and signing of his book “Bluffton Sketches,” which captures the river town and its neighbors. Free. 4-6 p.m. Four Corners Fine Art & Framing, 1263-B May River Road, Bluffton. 843-757-8185 or www.fourcornersgallerybluffton.com

JUNE 18 

BLUES & BREWS ON THE BLUFF: Bluffton’s riverfront Sunset Parties bring the community together to enjoy local food and vendors, craft beers, live music, and other fun activities for all ages. Enjoy live music by Chilly Willy Lite and the Eric Culberson Band, plus food from New York City Pizza. This event will benefit the Bluffton Self Help organization. Cost is $18. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf Street, Bluffton. 843-757-8520 or www.bearfootsports.com

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: “EVERYTHING WATER”: Join Art League instructor Alex Sharma and learn detailed techniques to show how to depict the flow or stillness of water to dramatic effect. Register for Zoom link. Cost is $8 for members, $10 for non-members. 10 a.m. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.org

JUNE 18-19 

THE ERIC JONES QUARTET AT THE JAZZ CORNER: Featuring Cynthia Utterbach. $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com

JUNE 19 

THE BEACH BUM TRIATHLON AND DUATHLON SERIES: Bike, swim and run in this exciting triathlon and duathlon. Cost is $50-$75. 7 a.m. Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island. trisignup.com. 

JUNE 19, 26 

WORKSHOP: “TREASURES OF THE SEA”: In this two-part workshop, participants will create a pendant necklace inspired by marine life and antique medallions with instructor Dawn Gaye Duff. Cost is $60. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org

mamamiaTHROUGH AUG. 22 

MAMMA MIA!: Nominated for five Tony Awards, this magical musical story follows a mother, a daughter, three possible Dads, and an unforgettable trip down the aisle. Ticket costs and times vary. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or www.artshhi.com

JUNE 24 

MOVIE NIGHTS IN THE PARK: “FROZEN 2”: Watch this blockbuster hit under the stars on a 20-foot movie screen. Bring beach chairs, blankets and take-out food. Free. 8:30 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.sheltercovetownecentre.com

JUNE 25-26 

THE VICTOR PROVOST 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 www.thejazzcorner.com

JUNE 25 

FOURTH FRIDAY ARTISTS MARKET: Coligny Plaza and Art League of Hilton Head have partnered to create a monthly outdoor showcase of Lowcountry art and artists. Items for sale include paintings and illustrations, mixed media art, sculptures and more. Free entry. 4-7 p.m., Coligny Plaza, 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.com

THROUGH JUNE 28 

RETURN TO NATURE: A GULLAH GEECHEE STORY: An art exhibition that explores the plight of the indigenous Americans and descendants of West Africans who inhabit the Sea Islands of South Carolina. Free entry. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mondays- Saturdays; 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sundays. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843- or www.coastaldiscovery.org

JUNE 30 

BLOOD DRIVE: Donate blood inside the climate-controlled OneBlood truck. Donors will receive a tie-dye T-shirt, a $10 e-card, a COVID-19 antibody test, and a wellness checkup. Chef B’s Eatz food truck will be on site. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.oneblood.org

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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

MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS 

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. 843-842-6688, mymemorymatters.org. or info@mymemorymatters.org 

MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS 

GREGG RUSSELL SUMMER CONCERTS: After a one-year, COVID-driven hiatus, beloved Sea Pines Resort entertainer Gregg Russell will be back this summer in Harbour Town performing his family-friendly concerts. Renowned for his interactive sing-alongs, the Hilton Head Island icon will take the stage below the famed Sea Pines Liberty Oak. Free. 8-9 p.m., Harbour Town, 149 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. www.seapines.com

TUESDAYS 

FARMERS & MAKERS MARKET: Now in its eighth 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 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. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum. 70 Honey Horn Dr, Hilton Head Island. 843-473-5231 or www.hhifarmersmarket.com

TUESDAYS 

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 www.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. 843-842-8488 or www.needlepointjunctionhhi.com

TUESDAYS 

SUMMER JAMS: A fun-filled, festive atmosphere with fireworks starting around 9 p.m. Kids of all ages can enjoy inflatable bounce houses and face painting for a minimal fee. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the fireworks. Free entry. 6-10:30 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-7273 or www.islandreccenter.org

TUESDAYS 

PARTY IN THE PARK: Enjoy the beautiful new Lowcountry Celebration Park with a family happy hour, including live music, bounce houses and beverages. Free entry. 5:30-8 p.m., Lowcountry Celebration Park, Hilton Head . 843-681-7273 or www.islandreccenter.org

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, 10:30 a.m., Corner of U.S. 278 & 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.

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 www.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 www.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 www.farmersmarketbluffton.org.

THURSDAYS

HISTORIC FORT MITCHEL TOURS: Immerse yourself in the fascinating Civil War history of Hilton Head Island with a visit to Fort Mitchel. Costumed characters and an expert tour guide will demonstrate the vital historic importance of this place and the role the fort and its namesake, General Mitchel, played in shaping Hilton Head history, including historic Mitchelville. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for children. 10:30-11:30 a.m., Hilton Head Plantation, 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. 943-686-6560 or www.heritagelib.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

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

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

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 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.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. www.palmettodunes.com.

HARBOUR TOWN LIGHTHOUSETHE 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.