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August 2021 Calendar of Events

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AUG. 2, 9, 16

WORKSHOP: COLORED PENCILS: A weekly class where participants will explore exciting possibilities with colored pencils on various surfaces. Cost is $120 for members, $108 for non-members. 1-4 p.m., Art League Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or artleaguehhi.org.

AUG. 3

JAZZ IN THE PARK: 
Enjoy a free concert featuring the John Brackett Quartet. Bring your own chairs. Free. 8-9:30 p.m., Lowcountry Celebration Park, Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2055 or hhso.org

AUG. 5

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 theshopsatseapinescenter.com.

MOVIE NIGHTS IN THE PARK: “SHREK”: 
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. sheltercovetownecentre.com.

SALUTE TO SEALKIDS: 
This cocktail reception and Lowcountry boil event aims to raise funds and awareness for SEALKIDS’ mission, which is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to the academic success of children in the Navy SEAL community. Cost is $100 per ticket. 6:30-9 p.m., Coast, 87 North Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. sealkids.org.

AUG. 5-7

calendar2GURHAN TRUNK SHOW: 
Join Forsythe Jewelers for a presentation of Gurhan’s newest collections, featuring an exquisite selection of one-of-a-kind pieces and hand-crafted designs in high karat gold and sterling silver. Enjoy a complimentary gift with your Gurhan purchase. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Forsythe Jewelers, 71 Lighthouse Road, Suite 311, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-7070 or forsythejewelers.biz.

AUG. 5-8

PALMETTO ANIMAL LEAGUE ONLINE AUCTION: 
A virtual experience that can help rescue homeless pets. Bid on a variety of items and gift certificates from popular restaurants, shops and service providers. Each item represents life-saving support for PAL’s compassionate, no-kill rescue programs. 843-645-1725 or PALauction.org .

AUG. 6

FIRST FRIDAY AFTER FIVE: 
Shop, dine and enjoy Downtown. Explore and support Beaufort’s charming local downtown shops, restaurants and art galleries, featuring tasty refreshments and local live music. Free. 5-8 p.m., Downtown Beaufort. downtownbeaufortsc.org.

AUG. 6-7

THE BILLY THORNTON 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 thejazzcorner.com.

AUG. 7

DRAWING BASICS: SIGHTING, MEASURING & PROPORTION: 
USC Beaufort Instructor Chad Penner teaches simple techniques for sighting and measuring objects. Participants will apply these skills to the drawing of a still-life of common objects using graphite pencils. Cost is $30. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or morrisheritagecenter.org.

MOUNTAINFILM ON TOUR SAVANNAH:  
This Free Family Movie Night will screen a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado. Includes a social hour, food trucks, Leopold’s ice cream and free popcorn. Free. 5 p.m., Ships of the Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Savannah. mountainfilmsav.org.

AUG. 9-13

SPIRIT OF AMERICA:
Middle-schoolers are invited to join the Beaufort Community Sailing and Boating Community for a series in premier youth boating education. Featuring drowning prevention, SC Boater’s Education Course, SC DNR and Coast Guard information, plus paddle, sailing and powerboat training. Cost is $100 or demonstrated financial need for a free ride. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, 30 Yacht Club Drive, Beaufort. 843-522-8216 or beaufortsailing.com.

AUG. 10

EDIBLE ART: BEACH-THEMED COOKIES WORKSHOP:
Pastry Chef Jami Wright will share tips and techniques that will give you insider secrets to professional cookie decorating. All materials are included. Cost is $66 for members, $70 for non-members. 6-9 p.m., Art League Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or artleaguehhi.org

FAMILY FUN DAY:
Each year, the Coastal Discovery Museum celebrates the end of summer and start of the school year with a free Family Fun Day. Learn about the Lowcountry from Museum volunteers, pull a crab trap, try indigo dyeing, search for caterpillars, meet local authors and more. Free. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or coastaldiscovery.org.

SCHOOL YEAR KICK-OFF:
From Soul of the South to The Battle of Honey Hill, get a curator-led tour of the Morris Center’s current exhibitions. Participants will get a sneak peek at VEME and discover standards-based lesson plans and visual literacy techniques to use in the classrooms. Free. 4 p.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or morrisheritagecenter.org

AUG. 11

ARTIST RECEPTION: “LEGACY GULLAH HOMECOMING”: SELF
Self-taught St. Helena artist Lisa Rivers will exhibit her work Aug. 3-28. Her art is a colorful homage to life in the South. Enjoy the artwork and refreshments, plus meet the artist. Free. 5-7 p.m., Art League Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or artleaguehhi.org.

AUG. 12

CONVERSATION AND COCKTAILS:
Conversations build relationships, and relationships build business. Enjoy end-of-summer networking plus food, drinks and company at Tio’s newest location in Buckwalter. Cost is $10 for members, $20 for future members. 5:30-7 p.m., Tio’s Latin American Kitchen, 7 Venture Drive, Suite 106, Bluffton. 843-785-3673 or hiltonheadchamber.org.

MOVIE NIGHTS IN THE PARK: “INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM”:

Watch this blockbuster hit under the stars on a 20’ 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. sheltercovetownecentre.com

AUG. 13-14

JACKSON & MAGGIE EVANS AT THE JAZZ CORNER:
Featuring guitarist Jocelyn Gould. $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com.

AUG. 14

Bobcat Scorcher 5K:
Enjoy the scenery while racing on a flat and fast all road course within the Hampton Hall community. Proceeds will benefit the BLHS Cross Country Team, the Grace Sulak Scholarship Foundation, and the Scorcher Senior Student Scholarship Fund. Cost is $30 for runners, $20 for students. 8-10 a.m., Hampton Hall, 170 Hampton Hall Boulevard, Bluffton. 843-815-1718 or palmettorunningcompany.com.

AUG. 17

Jazz in the Park:
Enjoy a free concert featuring the John Brackett Quartet. Bring your own chairs. Free. 8-9:30 p.m., Lowcountry Celebration Park, Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2055 or hhso.org.

AUG. 18

Better Together Job Fair:
A unique job fair that embodies a culture of celebration. There will be various resources and services on site, including on-the-spot interviews. Free. Noon-4 p.m., St. Luke’s Church, 50 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island. bettertogetherus.org.

KEEP THE BROAD CREEK CLEAN FESTIVAL:

A festival featuring local non-profits and organizations, all with interactive and educational exhibits related to conservation, recycling and environmental stewardship. Featuring a lantern-making workshop, tie-dye station, a touch tank of marsh critters, eco-art fun and snacks from Palmetto Pops. Bring your hard-to-recycle items for recycling: charger cords, CFLs, batteries, laptops. Free. 4-8 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-815-1718 or palmettorunningcompany.com

AUG. 19

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 MANSIONMARTINIS 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 kesslercollection.com.

MOVIE NIGHTS IN THE PARK: “THE LION KING”:

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. sheltercovetownecentre.com.

AUG. 20-21

MARK STERBANK AT THE JAZZ CORNER:
Featuring Blues, Ballads and Swing with the music of tenor saxophonist Mark Sterbank. $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com.

AUG. 20-29

SAVANNAH’S GOURMET SEAFOOD AND SPIRITS FESTIVAL:
This eighth annual event features a series of dazzling seafood and spirit events hosted by premiere venues on the cutting edge of the culinary and cocktail scene. Prices, times and locations vary. seafoodandspirits.com.

AUG. 21

HILTON HEAD CARS AND COFFEE:
A meet-up for car enthusiasts to have fun one Saturday morning out of each month. Show off your vehicles, chat with other like-minded people, and see cars that you just don’t see everyday. Free. 8-11 a.m., USCB, 1 University Boulevard, Bluffton. “Like” the event on Facebook. carsandcoffeehhi.com.

THROUGH 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 artshhi.com.

AUG. 23-27

PALMETTO BLUFF ARTIST IN RESIDENCE:
Cathead Distillery, the first legal distillery in the state of Mississippi, was founded in 2010 by Austin Evans and Richard Patrick. They will represent the brand this month as Palmetto Bluff’s artists in residence. Event details vary. 866-706-6565 or palmettobluff.com

AUG. 26

“OFF THE WALL” EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION:
An opening reception for this three-dimensional artwork exhibit showcasing sculpture, pottery and functional forms. The exhibit is on display through Oct. 17. Free. 5-7 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or coastaldiscovery.org

SPIKEBALL TOURNAMENT:

Sponsored by Truly. Includes a cash bar and prizes for winning teams. Proceeds will benefit Turtle Trackers of Hilton Head Island. Cost is $20 for a team of two, includes a Truly beverage for each participant aged 21 and older. 3-8 p.m., Coast Oceanfront Dining, 87 North Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. seapines.com.

AUG. 27

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 artleaguehhi.com

AUG. 27-28

MELVIN JONES AND THE KEVIN BALES TRIO AT THE JAZZ CORNER:
$10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com.

AUG. 28-29

THE FLYING KARAMAZOV BROTHERS:
Expect the unexpected with these four self-proclaimed eccentrics spicing things up. Featuring a zany showcase filled with laugh-out-loud comedy, wild theatrics and astonishing juggling feats. Ages 5 and up. Cost is $62 for adults, $49 for children under 15. 7:30 p.m., Saturday; 2 p.m., Sunday. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-843-2787 or artshhi.com

AUG. 29

HILTON HEAD BIG FISH 5K:
A 5K run or walk open to all ages. Experience running on South Beach while enjoying the beautiful scenery within Sea Pines. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the John Berrigan Cross Country Scholarship. Cost is $30 for runners and walkers, $20 for students. 8 a.m., South Beach Marina, South Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-815-1718 or palmettorunningcompany.com.

AUG. 31

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: PIRACY IN THE LOWCOUNTRY:
Dr. Mark Hanna, Associate Professor of History at University of California in San Diego, navigates patrons through the history of pirates in the South Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry. Free. 5 p.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or morrisheritagecenter.org.

SEPT. 3-4

MAY RIVER MUSIC FESTIVAL:
The second annual May River Music Festival is a weekend-long event dedicated to bringing singers and songwriters together along the banks of the Lowcountry’s May River. Featuring live music performances by Gin Blossoms, Mitchel Tenpenny, SUSTO and Lakeview. Cost is $200. Times vary. Montage Palmetto Bluff, 477 Mount Pelia Road, Bluffton. 855-264-8705 or montagehotels.com.

 

SEPT. 13

calendar3SWING FOR THE FUTURE GOLF EVENT:
Tickets are now on sale for The Children’s Center’s one-of-a-kind golf event with proceeds benefiting the organization’s mission to provide high-quality early education to families in need. Cost is $250 per player, $1,000 per foursome. Includes golf, cart, a box lunch and after-golf cocktails. Noon, Long Cove Club, 399 Long Cove Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-2739 or thechildrenscentersc.org

ONGOING EVENTS

MONDAYS

Indigo Tie Dye:

Learn how indigo dye is made from a plant and use it to create a Tie dye 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 coastaldiscovery.org.

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. 10:30 a.m. Watch on Facebook Live at @coastaldiscoverymuseum. 843- 689-6767 or 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. Cost is $400 per month. 10 a.m., 1 p.m. 843-842-6688 or mymemorymatters.org.

MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS

calendar4Gregg 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. seapines.com.

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.

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.-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.

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 islandreccenter.org.

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 Island. 843-681-7273 or 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 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

THURSDAYS

Dueling Pianos Show: 

The only Dueling Pianos Show on Hilton Head Island takes place each Thursday night on the Rooftop Bar. 8-11 p.m., Rooftop Bar at Poseidon, 38 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-341-3838 or therooftophhi.com.

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, 71 Green Street, Bluffton. 843-415-2447 or farmersmarketbluffton.org

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. 843-686-6560 or heritagelib.org.

THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS

Sit and Stitch:

Enjoy knitting, crochet, needlepoint, rug hook practice as Needlepoint Junction stays open late. All levels welcome. Outside food and drink permitted. Free. Virtual Thursdays 3 p.m.; In-person Fridays 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Needlepoint Junction, Suite J-7-E, Village at Wexford, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8488 or needlepointjunctionhhi.com.

FRIDAYS

Sunset Celebration:

Enjoy this free summer concert series featuring local live music, through Aug. 16. Pets welcome. Free. 7-10 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. sheltercovetownecentre.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.

SATURDAYS

Marina Mornings: Outdoor Yoga:

Practice yoga on the pavilion at Shelter Cove, with draft kombucha to follow. All levels welcome. Cost is $20. 8 a.m., Pure Salt Studios, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-707-7027 or puresaltstudios.com.

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.

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 www.harbourtownlighthouse.com.

ADVENTURE HILTON HEAD: Enjoy a thrill-seeking Zipline tour with scenic views of Broad Creek. Ages 10 and older. Cost is $89 per person. High Ropes courses feature four levels of difficulty. Ages 5 and older. Cost is $49 per person. GoKart Hilton Head, a new family-friendly attraction, is set to debut this summer. 33 Broad Creek Marina Way, Hilton Head Island. 843-682-6000 or visit www.myadventurehiltonhead.com.