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ST Andrews editedIt’s a good time to turn 50, it seems: From the RBC Heritage golf tournament to Palmetto Dunes, many island institutions are marking the milestone. But one is celebrating a little bit more quietly, marking its half of a century with the same selfless drive to help others and enrich the community as it has exhibited for the past 50 years.

Automotive Film festivalThe bond between drivers and their cars inspires the Vintage Auto Film Exhibition Nov. 1 at Coligny plaza.

The evening begins with a red-carpet reception with light appetizers and cocktails from 6-7 p.m., giving visitors opportunity to enjoy the rare and vintage automobiles on display. At 7 p.m., the curtain goes up on a short film directed by the festival’s founder, Guy Smith. “Running with Pop” showcases the 1967 Camaro which served as the unofficial “mascot” of the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance during its early years.

NutcrackerCelebrate the start of the holiday season with the familiar characters from “The Nutcracker,” presented Nov. 9-18 by Hilton Head Dance Theatre.

The Tchaikovsky ballet follows a young girl who is given a magical nutcracker as a Christmas gift. She and the Nutcracker Prince battle the Mouse King before setting out to the Land of Sweets.

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Artist Matthias Neumman used more than 100 pieces of two-by-four to create his “Basics #26,” on display at the 2018 Public Art Exhibition at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island.

The work is meant to be experienced as “an abstract sculptural gesture as well as a usable and interactive spatial environment,” he said.

Hilton Head EntertainmentSince 1987, life has been one big party for Cherie Perigo. That’s the year she founded Hilton Head Entertainment, representing entertainment throughout the Lowcountry and planning special events — from intimate beach weddings to high-profile governor’s inaugurations.

polotourPlayers and ponies will take to the field Oct. 28 when Rose Hill Plantations hosts the 25th annual Polo for Charity tournament, a perfect Lowcountry afternoon of polo, tailgating and divot stomping.

Some of the best ponies and players from throughout the Southeast will gather in Bluffton for an enjoyable day of play. Bring a picnic, your best hat and comfortable shoes for an afternoon of world-class polo, plus a competition for the best tailgating setup and family-friendly fun.

LAD Pretty DarnIt’s pretty darn hard to believe that the musicians of Pretty Darn met just a couple of years ago. The duo has performed around the Lowcountry for almost two years, but their bond on stage seems to have been years in the making.

Raised in Philadelphia by a music-driven family, Kyle Wareham started learning to play at the age of 5. Nick Poulin, a native Hilton Head Islander, also grew up surrounded by music, often performing at open mic nights and at his church.

Oct. 14 


In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the seventh annual Jalisco Estrella Beer Latin music festival will take place from noon to 8 p.m. at Shelter Cove Community Park. Come and celebrate the music, food and dances representing the many Latin American countries that are represented in the Lowcountry. Live music and salsa dancing make this a guaranteed good time.