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AUG. 1

31ST ANNUAL BUILDERS CUP: The annual golf tournament presented by Espy Lumber is back with coronavirus precautions. Rather than the typical shotgun start, tournament players will receive first-come, first-serve tee times to spread out players throughout the day. Cost is $150 per player, $600 per team. 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Port Royal Golf Club, 10 Clubhouse Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-9240 or www.hhahba.com.

JULY 23

CAROLINA DREAMERS CAR CLUB CRUISE-IN 
Car-enthusiasts are welcome to check out vehicles in Shelter Cove Towne Centre. Featuring a 50/50 raffle and great fun for the whole family. Free. 5-8 p.m., Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.carolinadreamers.info

SALUTE FROM THE SHORE FLYOVER HONORS MILITARY

Lowcountry residents can look to the skies this Independence Day by enjoying the annual Salute from the Shore flyover.

Since its inception in 2010, Salute from the Shore has paid tribute to the U.S. armed forces with a series of flyovers each July 4.

The patriotic flyovers stretch across the entire South Carolina coast including Bluffton and Hilton Head Island. This year’s event begins at 1 p.m. in Cherry Grove, just north of Myrtle Beach, and ends in Beaufort about an hour later. 

JUNE 4

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S GOLF DAY: Learn the fundamentals of chipping, putting and swinging through easy-to-learn drills and activities led by volunteers and female pros. Free. 1-4 p.m., The First Tee of the Lowcountry, 151 Gumtree Rd., Hilton Head Island. 843-686-2680 or www.firstteelowcountry.org.

Earth DayJust because you can’t gather with a group of like-minded people doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate Earth Day on April 22.

This year’s event — the 50th anniversary of the holiday — will be celebrated online with Digital Earth Day, according to the Earth Day Network.

“Amid the recent outbreak, that means using our voices to drive action online rather than in person,” said Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day Network. 

stpatricksdayHILTON HEAD CELEBRATES WITH POPULAR ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

Officially, St. Patrick’s Day is March 17, but Hilton Head Island likes to get a jump on the celebration. More than 25,000 people are expected to line Pope Avenue on March 15 for the annual parade — one of the oldest in honor of St. Patrick in South Carolina.

ANNUAL MONTHLONG EVENT PAYS TRIBUTE TO NATIVE ISLANDERS’ HERITAGE

The Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration is woven into the fabric of the Lowcountry; this year’s 24th annual event is no exception: It’s a monthlong series of events capturing the spirit and significance of Gullah culture.

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FOR PLAYERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, THE BEST WAY TO GET TO HILTON HEAD IS BY BRIDGE

For the uninitiated, it seems like playing bridge requires speaking a foreign language. Swiss teams. Holding a blank hand. Biffing the led suit. Death holding. Double dummy. Gold points. Black points. Red points. Knockouts.

But to those in the know, it’s the language of love — right up until you’re sat. Then silence rules, lest accusations of table talk begin to fly.