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September 2021 Calendar of Events

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SEPT. 1

Blood Drive: Donate blood inside the climate-controlled OneBlood truck. Donors will receive a 9/11 commemorative shirt and $20 eGift card, plus a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening. Paddles Up The Creek 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. 843-842-2787 or artshhi.org.

SEPT. 2

First Thursdays Art Market: Meet more than 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.

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.

The John Brackett 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.

SEPT. 3-5

Bruce in the USA: This high-energy musical experience is a note-perfect and visually accurate recreation of a Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band show. Cost is $61. 7:30 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or artshhi.org.

SEPT. 3-6

Waterside Sidewalk Sale: Enjoy great savings during this semiannual sidewalk sale. Free. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-3090 or sheltercovetownecentre.com.

SEPT. 5

National Theatre Live: Watch a performance of the critically acclaimed production, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.” Cost is $20. 2 p.m., USCB Center for the Arts, 805 Carteret Street, Beaufort. 843-521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.

SEPT. 7

Virtually Speaking: “Bugs ‘N Boo Hags”: Dr. Brian Canada will speak about the process of collaborating with students at USC Beaufort to create Bugs ’N Boo Hags, an interactive video game based on Beaufort County history and lore. Free. 5 p.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or morrisheritagecenter.org.

SEPT. 8

Art Class: “Wonderful Watercolors”: A workshop featuring some exciting new watercolor techniques. Experiment in watercolor, play with color, texture, layering, expressive mark-making, as well as splattering. Cost is $80 for nonmembers, $72 for members. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Art League Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or artleaguehhi.org.

SEPT. 10

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Open House: Come learn about OLLI at USCB, which is devoted to providing robust, not-for-credit, educational opportunities specifically developed for adults living the Lowcountry ages 50 and older. Free. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., USCB Hospitality Campus, 1 Sand Shark Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-208-8247 or uscb.edu.

SEPT. 10-11

The Rossano Sportiello Trio at the Jazz Corner: Featuring Nick Parrott and Eddie Metz, Jr. $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com

SEPT. 11

10th Annual Boiled Peanut Festival: Celebrate South Carolina's delicious state snack, the boiled peanut. Enter the boiled peanut cook off or the peanut spitting contest. Cost is $15 for adults, free for children 10 and under. 12 p.m., Heyward House Museum, 70 Boundary Street, Bluffton. 912-484-8510 or heritagepeanuts.com/festival.

PADDLE BATTLE

OluKai Lowcountry Boil Paddle Battle: A fun day on the water for everyone that loves to paddle, featuring different races to benefit The Outside Foundation and The David M. Carmines Foundation. Registration required. 7 a.m.-12 p.m., Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks, 1 Hudson Road, Hilton Head Island. lowcountrypaddle.com.

Pick Up and Jog Beach Clean Up: You don’t have to be a runner to participate. Participants will break into two groups: the first will start their run and end at the Pick Up location to start collecting trash. The second group will just focus on the trash pick up. Free. 7-9 a.m., Coligny Beach, 1 North Forest Beach, Hilton Head Island. 843-815-1718 or palmettorunningcompany.com.

South Beach Lowcountry Boil: The perfect autumn afternoon on the docks with tasty boil favorites and live music on the waterfront. Free entry. 4 p.m., The Salty Dog, 232 South Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-2233 or saltydog.com.

VEME: Meet the Artists: In partnership with Palmetto Luna Arts, Morris Center presents four local Latinx artists. Learn about their background and how their cultural identify has shaped them into the creators they are today. Free. 5 p.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or morrisheritagecenter.org.

SEPT. 12

Bluffton Artisan Market: An open-air market, featuring local makers with live music and food trucks. Free entry. 12-4 p.m., Burnt Church Distillery, 120 Bluffton Road, Bluffton. lcmade.com.

SEPT. 13

Swing 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.

SEPT. 13-17

Palmetto Bluff Artist in Residence: Quintin Middleton, artisan behind Middleton Made Knives, a line of bespoke tools crafted in Saint Stephen, South Carolina, is Palmetto Bluff’s artist in residence for September. Event details vary. 866-706-6565 or palmettobluff.com.

SEPT. 14-18

Hilton Head Wine and Seafood Festival: Presented by Publix. Experience six days of wine and culinary excellence, celebrating the world’s top wineries on Hilton Head Island. Ticket prices, event times and locations vary. 843-301-9256 or hiltonheadwineandfood.com.

SEPT. 15

Christian Women’s Connection: An elegant meal, pre-holiday shopping and introduction to Debby Morris, home decorator and author who demonstrates how to look at life in new and unexpected ways. Cost is $28. 10:30 a.m., Hampton Hall Clubhouse, 170 Hampton Hall Boulevard, Bluffton. 602-750-5465. 

SEPT. 16

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 kesslercollection.com.

SEPT. 17

Paint Party with Camilla Pagliaroli: Bring a bottle of wine and enjoy an evening with friends while painting your own Lowcountry work of art. Camilla will walk you through the painting process to create your own masterpiece based on one of her own creations. Cost is $35. 6-8 p.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or morrisheritagecenter.org

Global Community Forum: “Is the US prepared for a Cyberwar?”: Dr. Larry Valero, Department Head and Associate Professor of Intelligence and Security Studies at The Citadel, will speak about cyber warfare, its possibilities, and contingencies for how such conflicts may play out in the coming decades. Free. 10 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-384-6758 or wachh.org

SEPT. 17-18

The Andrae Murchison 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.

SEPT. 18

American Legion Annual Fundraiser: A golf-outing to raise funds for services supported by the American Legion Post 205. Includes a cookout after golf, swag bags, silent auction, raffle and door prizes. Cost is $90 per player, $80 for active duty and veterans, $70 for students. 8 a.m., Eagles Point Golf Club, 1 Eagle Pointe Drive, Bluffton. alpost205.org.

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 every day. Free. 8-11 a.m., USCB, 1 University Boulevard, Bluffton. “Like” the event on Facebook. carsandcoffeehhi.com.

Craft Beer and Burger: Enjoy crazy burger creations paired with craft beer, waterfront views and live music. Free entry. 4 p.m., The Salty Dog, 232 South Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-2233 or saltydog.com.

NATIVE PLANT SALEFall Native Plant Sale: Shop over 90 native plant species to cover diverse landscaping needs, from vines to blooming bushes and butterfly-friendly plants. Native plants have the advantage of being adapted to the local environment and therefore require little or no care at all. Free entry. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or coastaldiscovery.org.

Move Your Mind 5K/10K: A 5K and 10K race hosted by Memory Matters, a nonprofit organization that optimizes brain health while providing memory care. The race will start and finish at May River High School with the run happening on the scenic paths adjacent to New Riverside Drive. Cost is $30 for 5K run/walk; $40 for 10K run. 8-10 a.m., May River High School, 601 New Riverside Road, Bluffton. 843-815-1718 or palmettorunningcompany.com

SEPT. 18-26

All Shook Up!: A Beaufort Theatre Company Production inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. Cost is $15-$30. Times vary. USCB Center for the Arts, 805 Carteret Street, Beaufort. 843-521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.

SEPT. 23

Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island Luncheon: A member luncheon to learn about the over 40 different WAHHI Interest Groups, with keynote speaker Dr. Debi Lynes. Free for members. 10 a.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. wahhi.org

SEPT. 24

Community Global Forum: “What is Bitcoin?” Blair Streitenberger, Attorney at Law, will briefly cover the history of attempts at digital currencies leading to the invention of bitcoin. Free. 10 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-384-6758 or wachh.org

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.

SEPT. 24-25

Svetlana & The Delancey Five at the Jazz Corner: A Night at the Speakeasy, “Making Hot Jazz Sound Cool.” $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com.

SEPT. 25

Blufftemberfest: Featuring live music, a beer garden, a wine bar and food court. This event will benefit the Bluffton Paddle Club charity. Cost is $10-$45. 3-8 p.m., Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf Street, Bluffton. 843-757-8520 or bearfootsports.com.

Lowcountry Boil: A fun event featuring live music and all-you-can-eat Lowcountry boil, with proceeds benefiting the Lowcountry Legal Volunteers and its mission to provide sound counsel and create a pathway to fair representation for all. Cost is $50. 5-8 p.m., Port Royal Community Beer Garden, 1 Sands Beach Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-815-1570 or lclv.org.

Relay for Life: A grassroots, community-based team event featuring an opening ceremony, survivor/caregiver walk, a luminaria ceremony and closing ceremony. 5 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. “Like” the event on Facebook. 

Rise Against Hunger: Four local Rotary Clubs have partnered together to host a meal packing event to reach their goal of packing 45,000 meals. Volunteers are asked to operate in shifts of two and half hours. Free. 9-11:30 a.m., 12-2:30 p.m., Rotary Community Center, 11 Recreation Court, Bluffton. 843-368-8800 or riseagainsthunger.org/Area4RotaryClubs

Shrimp Festival: Experience flavors from local Chefs, breweries and vendors at this family-friendly event. Kids can enjoy a bounce house, face painting and arts and crafts. A portion of proceeds will benefit The South Carolina Seafood Alliance and The Boys and Girls Club of Hilton Head. Cost is $30-$50. 1-4 p.m., Harbour Town, 149 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-3333 or seapines.com.

VEME Day at the Morris Center: Join the Morris Center for art, music and food as they celebrate the newest exhibition, “VEME.” Free. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or morrisheritagecenter.org

Wing and Chili Cookoff: The Salty Dog Chefs go head-to-head in a battle to claim the title of best wing and best chili in South Beach. Free entry. 4 p.m., The Salty Dog, 232 South Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-2233 or saltydog.com.

SEPT. 29-OCT. 1

Custom Design Event at Forsythe Jewelers: Repurpose your beloved jewelry and create something new. Work directly with trusted professional jewelry designer Paula Dawkins to select a new setting or stones to reimagine a new custom designed piece. Free. Appointment required. Forsythe Jewelers, 71 Lighthouse Road, Suite 311, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-7070 or forsythejewelers.biz

fundraserTHROUGH SEPT. 30

Serving in September Fundraiser: GFWC Woman’s League of the Lowcountry is hosting a fundraiser all month long. Host an activity of your choice at a place of your choice. Invite your friends to join and donate $20 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Doors to Freedom initiative. Email dimr80@yahoo.com or mstep1949@hotmail.com.

THROUGH OCT. 17

“Off the Wall” Exhibit: A 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.

SAVE THE DATE 

OCT. 30

PEP 25th Anniversary Gala: This year’s Gala will celebrate 25 years, featuring dancing, dinner, and both silent and live auctions. Help support an organization that promotes "independence, social interaction, and employment opportunities for adults who live with intellectual disabilities.” Cost is $100 per ticket. 6-10:30 p.m., Sea Pines Country Club, 30 Governors Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8021 or pephhi.org

ONGOING EVENTS 

MONDAYS

Indigo Tie Dye: Learn how indigo dye is made from a plant and use it to create a tie dye -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

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.

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.

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.

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.  

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.

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 Calhoun 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

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 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.

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.