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February 2022 Calendar of Events

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FEB. 1-27

Gullah Celebration at Art League Gallery: Visit the “Arts Ob We People: Winter Exhibition and Sale” featuring original work by emerging artists that represent Gullah people on Hilton Head Island. There will be an artists’ reception Feb. 9 from 5-7 p.m. Art League Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or artleaguehhi.org.

FEB. 2-20

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: Based on Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel. Thought-provoking and moving, “Curious Incident” is at once an intimate family drama and a universal tale about belonging, trust and community. Suitable for ages 12 and up. Cost is $51 for adults, $46 for children. Times vary. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-3945 or artshhi.com.

FEB. 2

DINNER TO BENEFIT CHILDREN’S RELIEF FUND: An Evening of Love, a wine-pairing dinner, will celebrate Valentine’s Day and the Children’s Relief Fund. Chef Ryan McCarthy will create a multi-course dinner paired with fine wines. The evening will include dining, wine pairings, and a limited live auction. Venue 1223 on May River Road in Bluffton. Reservations for the wine dinner are $250 per person and can be made online at thechildrensrelieffund.org. Email seating requests to rfotia333@yahoo.com.

FEB. 4

How Democracies Die: Join Harvard professor Daniel Ziblatt for a presentation about democracy in danger. Cost is $15 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.

FEB. 4-5

Joe Gransden and Kenny Banks 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.

FEB. 5

Around the World Sampling Showcase: Enjoy beers, wines and liquors from around the world for an international wine tasting with offerings to please every taste and palate. An experienced wine representative will be on hand to provide tasting notes and answer questions about the featured wines. Cost is $30. 1-4 p.m., Harbour Town Clubhouse, 11 Lighthouse Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-3333 or seapines.com.

Exhibit Opening: “A War on Two Fronts”: This exhibit explores the stories, struggles and accomplishments of African soldiers during World War II. The event includes guided tours of the exhibition, light refreshments and music. Exhibit is on display through August 13. Free. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or morrisheritagecenter.org.

Freedom Walk: In honor of National Freedom Day, participate in this walk featuring various speakers, surprise guests, wellness information and more. Free. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park, 229 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-255-7301 or exploremitchelville.org.

FEB. 6

Brunch in Paris: Chef Sean Carroll will prepare a decadent brunch, featuring an array of Parisian classics, including a crepe station. Prices vary. 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Links, An American Grill, 11 Lighthouse Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-8380 or linksamericangrill.com.

FEB. 6-7

JMR’s Greatest Hits: To celebrate his 10th anniversary,  onductor John Morris Russell has put together a program of orchestral showpieces immortalized in HHSO performances. Cost is $25-$65. 4 p.m., Sunday; 7:30 p.m., Monday. First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2055 or hhso.org. 

FEB. 7

Historic Markers and Sites on Hilton Head Island: Hilton Head Island is home to 22 significant historic sites. View the full range of Hilton Head’s history through these locations that mark the path of its evolution with instructor Dee Phillips. Cost is $15 for members, $12 for nonmembers. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., USCB Hilton Head, Room 214, 1 Sand Shark Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6560 or heritagelib.org.

FEB. 7
Mixology Monday: Join this mixology class hosted by Burnt Church Distillery, featuring appetizer pairings. Cost is $30. 6-8 p.m., Sea Pines Beach Club, 87 North Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1888 or coastoceanfrontdining.com.

FEB. 7-13

Hilton Head Regional Bridge Tournament: At the Marriott Hotel in Palmetto Dunes. All participants must show proof of vaccination. Masks will be required during play.  Pre-register at hhrvaxcheck@gmail.com.  Tournament schedule is on the website www.acbl.org

FEB. 8

Jazz Supper Club: “Sinatra Night”: Enjoy an evening Sinatra-style, featuring a multi-course gourmet dinner, classic Frank Sinatra music and more. Cost is $100, includes gratuity, taxes and fees. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sea Pines Beach Club, 87 North Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1888 or coastoceanfrontdining.com. 

FEB. 8-10

Evolution Kids Tennis Conference: This online conference features speakers who will help develop your knowledge, skills and programs to make your facility the place to play for young players. Space is limited. Cost is $99. evolutiontennis.net.

FEB. 9

A Landscape Aflame: The Art of the American Civil War: Instructor Ron Roth will present recent scholarship that demonstrates how useful significant art can be to further our understanding of the War. Cost is $15 for members, $12 for nonmembers. 1-2:30 p.m., USCB Hilton Head, Room 214, 1 Sand Shark Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6560 or heritagelib.org.

FEB. 10

Lincoln & South Tap Takeover: Enjoy various Lincoln & South Brewing Co. beers during this exclusive tap takeover event. Free entry. 4 p.m.-12 a.m., Wild Wing Cafe, 72 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-3030 or lincolnandsouth.com.

FEB. 10-11

Jude Frances Trunk Show: View the new Spring Collection and pieces that will take you from day to evening. Jude Frances Jewelry offers classic elegance with on trend shapes and styles. Enjoy a complimentary gift with your Jude Frances purchase. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Forsythe Jewelers, 71 Lighthouse Road, Suite 311, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-7070 or forsythejewelers.biz.

FEB. 11

Mountainfilm on Tour: Mountainfilm on Tour showcases a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the annual Mountainfilm festival held in Telluride, Colorado. There is a family-friendly matinee and an evening event option. Cost is $15 for matinee, $50 for evening. 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Coligny Theatre, 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-6050 or colignyplaza.com.

FEB. 11-12

The Louis Heriveaux Quintet at the Jazz Corner: Featuring Karlea Lynne. $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com.

FEB. 12

Basketball Game Watch Event: Join the University of Michigan Alumni Club of Hilton Head/Beaufort County for a basketball game watch gathering. Free. 6 p.m., Mellow Mushroom, 33 Office Park Road, Hilton Head Island. goblueuofmhhi@gmail.com.

Bilingual Tours at Morris Center: Learn about the history, art and culture of the Lowcountry with tours offered in English and Spanish. Free. 10 a.m., 2 p.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or morrisheritagecenter.org. 

Coligny Souperbowl of Caring: This fundraiser to benefit Second Helpings features local restaurants serving up their favorite soups for participants to taste and enjoy, plus live music. Cost is $25. 1-4 p.m., Coligny Plaza, Between FISH Casual Coastal Seafood and Skillets, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-6050 or colignyplaza.com.

Daddy Daughter Dance: Enjoy two opportunities to experience a daddy-daughter dance, including light refreshments. Cost is $25 per couple, $10 per additional child. 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., Poseidon Rooftop Bar, 38 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-7273 or islandreccenter.org.

Hilton Head Marathon: Join thousands of runners across three distances (marathon, half, and 5k) and experience this scenic race that’s one of the premier running events in the region. Celebrate after the race with cold beer, food, music and more. Cost is $109 for marathon, $79 for half marathon, $49 for 5K. 8 a.m., Jarvis Creek Park, 100 Jarvis Park Road, Hilton Head Island. hhmarathon.com.

Taste of Gullah: February is Gullah celebration month. Join this celebration of the beautiful Gullah culture represented by arts, crafts, entertainment and Gullah specialities. Featuring delicious food with Gullah flair, an art exhibit, a book display and more. 12-3 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-3945 or artshhi.com.

Hopeful Horizons 5K: Tenth annual Hopeful Horizons’ Race4Love. Presented byStokes Toyota of Beaufort. Family-friendly 5K run/3K walk. Benefits survivors of child abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault. Funds raised help Hopeful Horizons in its mission to end abuse and change lives. 9 a.m., Cat Island. Pre-registration encouraged at race4love.com. Virtual options available.

FEB. 13

Galentine’s Run and Walk Yoga: Celebrate Galentine’s Day with your best girlfriends, featuring a Ladies-Only Run/Walk + Yoga session. Mimosas and local Galentine’s treats to follow. Free. 7 a.m., Palmetto Running Company, 28 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-815-1718 or palmettorunningcompany.com.

Mutts Gone Nuts: This “Comedy Canine Cabaret” show features dogs who were in shelters before becoming showstoppers. Suitable for all ages. Cost is $18 for students, $20 for seniors and military, $22 for adults. 2 p.m., 5 p.m., USCB Center for the Arts, 805 Carteret Street, Beaufort. 843-521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.

FEB. 14

Valentine Date and Create: Come get creative with your significant other or best friend. Attendees will enjoy a tasty dinner followed by a painting session led by Artist Camilla Pagliaroli. Cost is $120. 6-8 p.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or morrisheritagecenter.org.

Valentine’s Cruise: Enjoy your own personal table and steward service aboard this Valentine’s Day cruise. Includes an upper-level candle-lit table setting, a full bar and more. Cost is $99.95 for adults, $60 for children. Times vary. Vagabond Cruise, 149 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-9026 or vagabondcruise.com.

FEB. 15

Heir’s Property Seminars: The Town of Hilton Head Island’s Gullah Geechee Culture and Land Preservation Task Force and the Heritage Library Family Research Project will be hosting two workshops on Heirs’ Property. Free. 5-7 p.m., Queen Chapel AME Church, 114 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6560 or heritagelib.org. 

FEB. 16

Winter Raptors: Join instructor Aaron Palmieri, educator for the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy, for a presentation on Lowcountry winter raptors. 2-3 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or coastaldiscovery.org. 

FEB. 17

Coastal Defenses of the Port Royal Sound: Instructor Ted Panayotoff will present the many occasions on which fortifications have been prepared on the Port Royal Sound shores to ward off threats of conquest by various nations. Cost is $12 for members, $15 for nonmembers, USCB Hilton Head, Room 213, 1 Sand Shark Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6560 or heritagelib.org. 

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.

FEB. 18-19

The Allan Vache 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.

FEB. 19

Antiques Appraisal and Online Silent Auction: This annual event is a great opportunity to learn about your antiques while supporting local children in the community. Online silent auction runs through Feb. 20. Cost is $10 per item appraised, $25 for three items. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sequins Ballroom, 1300 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. blufftonkiwanis.org/appraisal.

THROUGH FEB. 27

Gullah Celebration: The annual Gullah Market offers cultural demonstrations, authentic Gullah and African crafts and food for sale, as well as an offering of traditional storytelling, music entertainment and the Celebration of African American Authors. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12, free for children under 4. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. gullahcelebration.com.

The EntreprenHER Tour: Join other female business professionals in a space of collaboration, value and purpose. Free. 5-8 p.m., The Office, 32 Office Park Road, Hilton Head Island. eventbrite.com.

FEB. 20-21

Brahm’s Third and Tessa Lark: A Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra performance featuring the music of Mozart, Dvorak and Brahms. Cost is $25-$65. 4 p.m., Sunday; 7:30 p.m., Monday. First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2055 or hhso.org. 

FEB. 22

MY FATHER’S WARVirtually Speaking: “My Father’s War”: Dr. Carolyn Johnston, historian and author of My Father’s War, speaks about the experience of her father leading black soldiers in WWII. Free. 5-6 p.m. Register for Zoom link. 843-284-9227 or morrisheritagecenter.org

FEB. 21-27

Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival: Now in its 15th year, this fun festival takes place over the course of seven days. Enjoy celebrity guest chef dinners, the best of southern pit-masters, local wildlife, cooking demos, wine tastings, mixologists, scholars and more. Ticket prices, times and locations vary. hiltonheadseafoodfestival.com.

FEB. 22-27

Beaufort International Film Festival: This 16th annual film festival features six days of movie watching and star gazing, all with the beautiful backdrop of the Carolina Sea Islands. Tickets are $50-$325. Times and locations vary. beaufortfilmfestival.com.

FEB. 23-27

Performance: “Tuck Everlasting”: Hilton Head Preparatory Schools will perform Tuck Everlasting, based on the popular bestselling novel by Natalie Babbitt. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for students. Times vary. Hilton Head Preparatory School Main Street Theatre, 3000 Main Street, Hilton Head. 843-263-5346 or hhprep.org. 

FEB. 26

Celebration of African American Authors: As part of the Gullah Celebration, experience a celebration of African American authors. Cost is $10. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Custom Audio Video, 14 Pennington Drive, Suite B, Bluffton. gullahcelebration.com.

Felting Workshop: Fiber Artist Pat Shanley introduces participants to the basics of felting, the process of combining layers of wool or wool yarns into one piece of felt fabric. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or morrisheritagecenter.org.

Red Cedar Foxes Trot 5K: This 5K is hosted by Red Cedar Elementary and encourages a morning of health and fun for family and friends of the school. Registration is $10 for the 5K, free for the fun run or for Red Cedar students. 9-11 a.m., Red Cedar Elementary School, 10 Box Elder Street, Bluffton. 843-815-1718 or palmettorunningcompany.com.

SEAFOOD FESTIVALSaturday Seafood Festival: The Hilton Head Seafood Festival’s main event, featuring an afternoon of food and drinks, samplings from more than 100 vendors, live music, celebrity chef cooking demos, seminars, cookbook signings and more. Cost is $85 for adults, $12 for children. 1-4:30 p.m., Shelter Cove Harbour + Marina, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. hiltonheadseafoodfestival.com.

FEB. 27

WMNRUN Race: WMNRUN races are designed with the female athlete at heart, including bonding experiences with other women athletes while celebrating fitness in a beautiful environment. Followed by partying with drinks, food, music and yoga. Cost is $45 for the virtual race or 5K, $65 for the quarter marathon, $85 for the half marathon. 8 a.m., Beach House Resort, 1 South Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. wmnrun.com.

FEB. 28

A Night in New Orleans: In celebration of Mardi Gras, Louisiana native Chef Joe Truex will create a special multi-course menu of iconic New Orleans dishes. Cost is $125 per guest, including tax and gratuity. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sea Pines Beach Club, 87 North Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head. 843-842-1888 or seapines.com.

FEB. 28-MARCH 2

Darius Rucker Intercollegiate: The University of South Carolina Women’s Golf Team will host this three-day tournament, where the 17 top teams from around the country will compete for the title. Kicking off the event will be a private Darius Rucker concert for players, coaches, sponsors and Long Cove residents. 843-686-1074 or longcoveclub.com.

THROUGH MARCH 6

Art Beyond Tradition: Interpretations: This biennial exhibition focuses on how art’s formal elements can inform abstraction and allow line, color, form, texture, shape and value to drive their diverse production. Artist reception on Feb. 3 from 5-7 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or coastaldiscovery.org.

Steel Magnolias: May River Theatre was founded 20 years ago. In that original season Steel Magnolias was produced. The MRT Board could not think of a better way to honor those that have been part of those 20 years than to bring together a new group of amazing women to share this timeless story. Dates and times vary. Tickets are $25. Ulmer Auditorium, 20 Bridge Street, Bluffton. mayrivertheatre.com.

SAVE THE DATE

MARCH 4-6

Legally Blonde Jr. The Musical: Harvard’s beloved blonde takes the stage by glittery pink storm in this fun and upbeat adaptation of the hit film and award-winning Broadway musical. Cost is $25 for adults, $15 for students, $5 for children under 8. Times vary. Hilton Head Preparatory School Main Street Theatre, 3000 Main Street, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6246 or mainstagecommunitytheatre.org.

MARCH 21

VIM Clinic Pro-Am Golf Tournament: Support the VIM Clinic as 128 amateur golfers team up with local golf pros for a fun-filled event. Includes a post-tournament reception with raffle drawing. Registration to play is $300 per individual player where a golf pro is assigned to you, $1,000 per player for a foursome where you can pick your golf pro. 10:30 a.m., Wexford Golf Club, 111 Wexford Club Drive, Hilton Head Island. vimclinic.org/golf.

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.

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. 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

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. 

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 corkswinecobluffton.com.