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Your Week Ahead on Hilton Head Island & Bluffton


Your Week Ahead:  

Looking for something fun to do this week? Find everything that is happening around the Lowcountry in our event calendar.


JUNE 16 

VIRTUAL CLASS: “HAPPY HOMES”: Join Art League Instructor Debi West and learn how to create impasto happy houses using simple spackle, paint and a touch of collage. Cost is $18 for members, $20 for non-members. Register for Zoom. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.org


GABRIEL & CO. TRUNK SHOW: A three-day trunk show featuring Gabriel & Co.’s fashion and bridal collections. Bring your best to your relationships and special moments with this beautifully curated selection of attainable jewelry. Enjoy a complimentary gift with your Gabriel & Co. purchase. Free entry. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Forsythe Jewelers, 71 Lighthouse Road, Suite 311, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-7070 or www.forsythejewelers.biz

JUNE 17 

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 www.kesslercollection.com.

MOVIE NIGHTS IN THE PARK: “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”: 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. www.sheltercovetownecentre.com

OPENING RECEPTION AND BOOK SIGNING: Join artist Doug Corkern for an opening reception and signing of his book “Bluffton Sketches,” which captures the river town and its neighbors. Free. 4-6 p.m. Four Corners Fine Art & Framing, 1263-B May River Road, Bluffton. 843-757-8185 or www.fourcornersgallerybluffton.com

JUNE 18 

BLUES & BREWS ON THE BLUFF: Bluffton’s riverfront Sunset Parties bring the community together to enjoy local food and vendors, craft beers, live music, and other fun activities for all ages. Enjoy live music by Chilly Willy Lite and the Eric Culberson Band, plus food from New York City Pizza. This event will benefit the Bluffton Self Help organization. Cost is $18. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf Street, Bluffton. 843-757-8520 or www.bearfootsports.com

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: “EVERYTHING WATER”: Join Art League instructor Alex Sharma and learn detailed techniques to show how to depict the flow or stillness of water to dramatic effect. Register for Zoom link. Cost is $8 for members, $10 for non-members. 10 a.m. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.org

JUNE 18-19 

THE ERIC JONES QUARTET AT THE JAZZ CORNER: Featuring Cynthia Utterbach. $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com

JUNE 19 

THE BEACH BUM TRIATHLON AND DUATHLON SERIES: Bike, swim and run in this exciting triathlon and duathlon. Cost is $50-$75. 7 a.m. Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island. trisignup.com. 

JUNE 19, 26 

WORKSHOP: “TREASURES OF THE SEA”: In this two-part workshop, participants will create a pendant necklace inspired by marine life and antique medallions with instructor Dawn Gaye Duff. Cost is $60. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org

mamamiaTHROUGH 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 www.artshhi.com.





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. Watch on Facebook Live at @coastaldiscoverymuseum. 843- 689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org


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. 843-842-6688, mymemorymatters.org. or info@mymemorymatters.org 


GREGG 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. www.seapines.com


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 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. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum. 70 Honey Horn Dr, Hilton Head Island. 843-473-5231 or www.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 www.corkswinecobluffton.com


SIT AND STITCH IN THE EVENING: Enjoy knitting, crochet, needlepoint, rug hook practice as Needlepoint Junction stays open late. All levels welcome. Outside food and drink permitted. Free. 5-8 p.m., Needlepoint Junction, Suite J-7-E, Village at Wexford, Hilton Head. 843-842-8488 or www.needlepointjunctionhhi.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 www.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 . 843-681-7273 or www.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 www.heritagelib.org


MARINA MORNINGS: OUTDOOR YOGA: Practice yoga on the pavilion at Shelter Cove, with draft kombucha to follow. All levels welcome. Cost is $20. 9:30 a.m., Pure Salt Studios, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-707-7027 or www.puresaltstudios.com.


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 www.coastaldiscovery.org.


DUELING PIANOS SHOW: The only Dueling Pianos Show on Hilton Head Island takes place each Thursday night on the Rooftop Bar. Cost is $5. 8-11 p.m., Rooftop Bar at Poseidon, 38 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-341-3838 or www.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, Green Street, Bluffton. 843-415-2447 or www.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. 943-686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org.


PAINT ’N PARTY ONLINE: A fun evening of painting online. Any number of people can join, plus no need to pay for a babysitter or an expensive dinner out. Cost is $15 per household. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 843-342-5439 or www.scartstudio.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 www.shopneedlepointjunction.com.


YOGA ON THE BEACH AT TYBEE: All levels are welcome to attend this beach yoga session on Tybee Island. Bring a beach towel or mat. Cost is $20. 9 a.m., North Beach at Tybee, Gulick Street, Tybee Island. “Like” the event on Facebook.



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


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. 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


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.


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.