Your Week Ahead on Hilton Head Island & Bluffton


Your Week Ahead:   July 17-24 2019

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


JULY 12-21

Beaufort Water Festival: The 64th Annual Beaufort Water Festival is a 10-day event, featuring raft races, an arts and crafts market, an air show, talent show and much more! Prices and times vary with each event. Waterfront Park, Bay Street, Beaufort. 843-524-0600 or

JULY 15-19

Take the Stage! Performing Arts Camp: Students will work with professional artists in the Black Box Theatre and experience a variety of performing art forms. $110. 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for ages 9-13; 12:45-3 p.m. for ages 6-8. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-3945, ext. 205 or

Mixed-Up Masterpieces Visual Arts Camp: Study folk and fine art from around the world and learn about both traditional and unusual 2-D and 3-D masterpieces. $110. 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for ages 6-8; 12:45-3 p.m. for ages 9-13. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-3945, ext. 205 or

Girls Lacrosse Camps: Experienced lacrosse coaches teach stick skills, footwork, field layout, positioning and offensive and defensive tactics. $225 for the 9 a.m.-noon session for girls ages 6-14; the 2-4 p.m. session for girls ages 14-18 is $125. Both camps are at Hilton Head High School, 40 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island.

Exploration Camp: Gardening for Butterflies, Bees & Blooms: Kids get hands-on experience with gardening, pollinators and nature’s role in the food we eat. $100 per child, ages 4-7. 9 a.m.-noon. Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 Jacob Smart Blvd. S., Ridgeland.

JULY 15-AUG. 9

Tormenta FC Academy Soccer Camp: Learn the game of soccer through individual and group instruction. $125 fee for half-day camp for ages 3-14 includes shirt; $250 fee for full-day camp for ages 7-14 includes shirt and soccer ball. Half-day program is 9 a.m.-noon; full-day program is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 70 Baygall Road, Hilton Head Island.


Navigating a Successful Retail Business: Define and discover some of the operational considerations to ensure at the end of the season you have a positive financial return. $15 per person. 5:30 p.m., 1 Chamber of Commerce Drive, Hilton Head Island.


OLLI Class: “Pat Conroy as Reader”: A two-hour course that will discuss Pat Conroy’s love of reading. Focusing on the importance of his mother Peggy Conroy in fostering Pat’s love of reading and of libraries in continuing that great love over the course of a lifetime. Tickets are $10. 1-3 p.m., USCB Hilton Head Campus, 21 Office Park Road, Hilton Head Island.


World Affairs Council: “The Impact of Social Media on Local Newspapers”: Join Lynne Hummell, editor of The Bluffton Sun, for a discussion about the impact of social media on local newspapers. Cost is $15 for guests, free for members. 10-11:30 a.m., TidePoint Community, 700 Tidepointe Way, Hilton Head Island. 843-384-6758 or


The Impact of Social Media on Local News: Sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Hilton Head, editor Lynn Hummell of The Bluffton Sun and The Hilton Head Sun will speak about the impact social media. Free. 10-11:30 a.m., Tide Pointe, A Vi Community, 700 Tide Pointe Way, Hilton Head Island. 843-384-6758 or

CHRISTMAS IN JULYChristmas in July at The Village at Wexford to benefit CAPA: A festive holiday village featuring holiday crafts and snacks, merchant specials, Christmas music, games and entertainment — all with a fun beach/surf theme. Expect flamingos in Santa hats, “Sand Snowmen,” watermelon Christmas trees and pool noodle candy cane games and photos with “Sand-a.” Benefits CAPA. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.,The Village at Wexford, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 


The Palmetto Quilt Guild: All are welcome, whether you want to learn to quilt or you are an experienced quilter. $5 for guests. Noon-3 p.m., Palmetto Quilt Guild.

“Herbs and Art”: Come and learn about the many uses of herbs from Shelly Welch, director of wellness at Moss Creek.$15 per person, open to ages 10 and older. 5-7 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or

July 20

Arthouse Cinema: “Apollo 11”: See the 50th anniversary of what many consider to be one of the greatest achievements in human history: the U.S. moon landing. $5 for students and children younger than 15; $8 for seniors and military members; $10 for the general public. 7 p.m., Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah.


Disney Summer Classics: “The Aristocats”: After a retired opera singer leaves her inheritance to her cat, Duchess (Eva Gabor), and three kittens, the woman's butler drugs the cats and abandons them in the countryside in order to inherit the fortune himself. $5 for students, children younger than 15, seniors and the military; $8 for the general public. 3 p.m., Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. 912-525-5050.

JULY 22-25 & AUG. 2

Kids ‘N’ Clay Camp: Learn a variety of ceramic hand-building techniques including pinch, slab, coil, surface decoration, glazing, and more.$115 per student ages 7-12. 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-3945.


Wine & Style: The Old Town Bluffton Inn will host a vacation styling event for guests and non-guests. Learn how to curate your wardrobe for travel, while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Cost is $40 per ticket and $5 of each ticket sold will be donated to the Greater Bluffton Chamber Community Fund. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Old Town Bluffton Inn, 1321 May River Road, Bluffton. 843-707-4045 or


Palmetto Bluff Summer Concert Series: Enjoy live music from the band Deas Guyz at the Palmetto Bluff Summer Concert Series, with proceeds benefiting Family Promise of Beaufort County. Bring your own chairs and hand-held coolers. Cost is $25 per car at the gate. Gates open at 5 p.m., concert begins at 6:30 p.m., The Crossroads in Moreland Village, 477 Mount Pelia Road, Bluffton. Go to Palmetto Bluff’s Facebook page for more information.


PEP Facility Grand Opening: Programs for Exceptional People (PEP) is hosting a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for their new facility. Light lunch and refreshments will be served on a first come, first served basis. Free. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 39 Sheridan Park Circle, Suite 2, Bluffton. 843-681-8023 or



Summer Music at Coligny Plaza: Enjoy nightly and locally-loved live music this summer at Coligny Plaza. Featuring local bands Zach and Yannie, Dueling Pianos, Bobby Mags and Yannie, The Nice Guys, La Pachanga, Low Country Boil and Jevon Daly. Free. 6:30 p.m., Coligny Center Stage, 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-6050 or

Hilton Head Farmers Market: Take home fresh produce, pasture-raised chicken, free-range rabbit, pork, seafood, salsa, fresh sausage, cookies, breads, she-crab soup and much more. Shopping at the Hilton Head Farmers Market is about more than getting great food. It is also about meeting friends, strengthening community, and rebuilding the local food economy. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 226, or

Farmers Market of Bluffton: Fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants and herbs abound at the Farmers Market of Bluffton, a weekly community event where locals and tourists gather not only to buy excellent produce but also to enjoy delicious food, listen to entertainment, and relax with friends. 2-6 p.m. Thursdays, 40 Calhoun St., Bluffton. 843-415-2447.

Thursday Movie Nights: After the sun sets over Broad Creek, watch favorites under the stars on a 20-foot movie screen. Beach chairs, blankets and take-out food from Shelter Cove Towne Centre merchants are recommended. Free. 9-11 p.m. movies for July are: July 11, “Jurassic Park;” July 18: “Top Gun;” “July 25: “Frozen.”

Garvin-Garvey House Tours: Visit the newly restored Garvin-Garvey House for a guided tour. $5. By appointment from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton.

Bike Tours Through Hilton Head History: A casual 3-mile, safe and fun bike tour through some of the island’s most captivating historic sites. See the fishing co-op where native islanders once farmed, feasted and fended off the chemical company BASF, the hallowed ground of a Gullah cemetery, an Indian Shell Enclosure, the tabby ruins located on a former plantation and visit with volunteers from the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island. Price ranges from $15 to $25. 10 a.m. Wednesdays, leaving from 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island.

Tea Time at Rose Hill Mansion: Experience afternoon tea at a beautiful plantation house in the Lowcountry. Selections include custom crafted teas, elegant finger sandwiches and heavenly desserts. Small groups or large groups welcome; reservations are required. $40 per person. 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Rose Hill Mansion, 199 Rose Hill Way, Bluffton. 843-757-6046.

Adult Paint and Play:Paint and Play is an adult wine and paint night of fun entertainment for all skill levels — no experience needed. Relax, unwind and let out your inner creativity as artist Kristin Griffis helps you create your own finished piece of artwork. Thursdays, Art League Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-5738 or

Fishing & Crabbing Lessons: Ben Green with Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church on Squire Pope Road will offer a free missionary program that teaches children fishing and crabbing skills. 4 p.m. Saturdays, Rowing & Sailing Center, 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-816-0172.

Guided Tours of Heyward House Museum and Welcome Center: The museum offers guided tours of the four-room Carolina farmhouse and two outbuildings, which are filled with interesting artifacts and furnishings from the late 1800s into the 1920s. Tours last approximately 45 minutes to an hour and are offered as visitors arrive unless previously scheduled. $10; reservations are not required except for groups of 10 or more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, Heyward House Museum and Welcome Center, 70 Boundary St., Bluffton.

Deas Guyz at The Jazz Corner: $10. 7:30-11 p.m. Sundays, The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620.

Monday Night Exhibition: Enjoy an exciting tennis demonstration with valuable tips, refreshments, prize drawings, and a traditional fishbowl sale. Sponsored by Sea Pines Real Estate, Prince, Adidas and Wilson. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 26, Sea Pines Racquet Club, 5 Lighthouse Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-4495. 

“Jazz By the Sea”: Modern and classic jazz by the Mike Barbara Trio, featuring pianist Bill Peterson. 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Ocean Lounge, Sea Pines Beach Club, Hilton Head Island. 842-843-1888.  

The Nice Guys: Get your groove on with the island’s favorite dance/pop/funk band, The Nice Guys, performing a variety of contemporary music that the whole family will enjoy. $8 per car. 7-9 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 11. Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or

Gregg Russell: Over the years, Gregg Russell has become a Sea Pines classic. You’ll find him under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town entertaining adults and children alike. His concerts are not to be missed. Free. 8-9:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays through Aug. 23. Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island.

Crabby Encounters: Spend your morning trying the art of cast netting and learn about the crabs of Hilton Head Island and other marine creatures that live along the shore. Supplies provided; catch and release. $19 for adults; $14 for children ages 12 and younger. Tuesdays to Thursdays, Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or

Dive-In Movie: Enjoy a fun summer night at the Harbour Town Pool while watching a movie. Refreshments will be available. $14 for adults; $11 for children ages 12 and younger. Check-in at 8:15 p.m. and the movie starting at 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-832-1979 or

Nighttime Shore Explore:Join us for a beach walk after dark. Discover the personality of our nocturnal sea life and learn about the stars and constellations. $17 for adults; $14 for children ages 12 and younger. 8:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays. Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or

Beach Yoga: Enjoy beautiful views of the ocean as you relax and focus on strength, flexibility and balance. Please bring your own beach towel to use as your mat and meet the instructor on the beach behind the Sea Pines Beach Club. $15 for adults. 8 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or

Sea Pines Haunted History Tales: After dark in the eerie setting of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve, hear spine-tingling tales of Sea Pines’ shadowy past. $21 for adults; $16 for children ages 12 and younger. 8:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays. Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Dr, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or

Pedego Electric Bike Rental: Rentals are available at: Outside Hilton Head at Shelter Cove; a kiosk at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa; and Moreland Bike Shop in Palmetto Bluff. Two-hour Pedego bike tours leave from at The Plaza at Shelter Cove. Cruise up to 20 mph for many miles. Price ranges from $40 to $45 daily. Outside Hilton Head, 50 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 800-686-6996 or

Haunted History Tours: Graveside storytelling adventure. After dark, in the eerie setting of the island’s oldest burial ground, come and hear spine-tingling tales of Hilton Head’s shadowy past. $25 for adults; $20 for children ages 8 to 16. 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6560 or   

Fort Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation:Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the site contains the remains of a coastal defense battery erected in 1862 to protect Port Royal Sound by way of Skull Creek from incursions by Confederate gunboats. Costumed characters and an expert tour guide. $15 for adults; $10 for children. 10 a.m. Mondays, Fort Mitchel, Hilton Head Plantation, 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6560 or

Zion Cemetery Tour: Costumed tour guides share fascinating stories of Hilton Head Island’s past. Visit the gravesites of four Revolutionary War heroes and find out about the bloody skirmish that was fought just steps away. Explore the island’s oldest structure and learn about the planters who built it. $15 for adults; $10 for children. 10 a.m. Thursdays. Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island.

saltydogSalty Dog Happy Hour Cruise: An early happy hour cruise option. The full bar and gallery onboard will be open during this one-and-a-half-hour boat ride around Calibogue Sound. Prices range from $15 to $24. Daily. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Salty Dog, South Beach, Hilton Head Island.

Palmetto Dunes Turtle Trot 5k: This family-friendly run/walk event consists of two courses: A beach course for low tide and a road course for high tide. Run over sand, under Palmetto Dunes’ tree canopy, and along lagoons and lakes. $25 for adults; kids 12 and younger run free. 8-9 a.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 21. Palmetto Dunes, 14 Dunes House Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-1109 or

Free Golf Class & Exhibition: A golf clinic and demonstration at Palmetto Dunes’ Robert Trent Jones course. Ask questions to former PGA Tour player Doug Weaver and staff. The class is hands-on, interactive and all skill levels will benefit. Free. 4-4:50 p.m. Mondays, Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course, 7 Trent Jones Lane, Hilton Head Island. 855-293-5838 or

Butterfly Discovery: Learn hands-on the different stages of a butterfly's life cycle. $10 for adults; $5 for children ages 4-12. 3 p.m. Tuesdays and 11 a.m. Fridays. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head. 843-689-6767, ext. 223.

Marsh Critters Preschool Program: Get up-close and hands-on with several marsh critters as your guide shares a fun short story about the many critters you might encounter while spending a day in the salt marsh. Reservations required. $5 ages 3 and older; children ages 2 and younger are free. 10 & 11 a.m. Thursdays through August. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island.

Wonderful Wings: Discover lives of butterflies from eggs, to caterpillar, to chrysalis, to adult. Explore the Karen Wertheimer Butterfly Habitat with your guide and get an up-close look at all four stages of the butterfly life cycle. Create a simple seed craft to take home and start your own butterfly garden. Reservations required. $5 ages 3 and older; children ages 2 and younger are free. 10 & 11 a.m. Tuesdays through August. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island.

Bridge Partner Hotline: Need a partner to play bridge? Hilton Head Island Bridge Club, 95 Mathews Drive, Store A8, Port Royal Plaza Center, Hilton Head Island. 843-422-2167.

“Sandbar Saturday Nights”
: Each of the evenings will feature a live band, family-friendly games, drink specials, and optional Lowcountry food stations. $32.95 per person. 6-10 p.m., Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, 130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2400 or

Kid’s Camps: For ages 7 and older, we offer a summer camp for every kid. From kayaking to paddle boarding, teen tubing to water trampoline. $65. 8:30-11:30 a.m. through August. Shelter Cove Marina, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6996.

DJ Crush Dance Party: All year round, South Beach is for kids and kids at heart. Children's menu, seasonal kid's entertainment, prizes. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. South Beach Marina Courtyard, in front of Jake's Cargo, 232 S. Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island.

SUP Yoga: A 90-minute standup paddleboard yoga sessoin. Yoga class with rental is $40; bring your own paddleboard and class is only $15. 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Shelter Cove Marina, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6996 or

Social Bridge and Supervised Play: An opportunity for players to improve their game and meet new partners in a casual, relaxed environment. $10; free for Junior Bridge members. 10 a.m.-noon. Fridays. Hilton head Island Bridge Club, 95 Mathews Drive, Port Royal Plaza Center, Hilton Head Island. 551-795-6329.

Family Magic Show: For families with kids under 12. Free for children ages 3 and younger; $16 for general admission; $20 VIP & raised booths. 8 p.m. Mondays. Comedy Magic Cabaret, 843 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-7757.

Sarah Ansboury Pickleball Clinic: Skills and game play to help improve your pickleball game. $35 per person. 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center, 6 Trent Jones Lane, Hilton Head Island.

Friday Social Dancing: Hilton Head Island Shag Club: Anyone who loves to dance is invited to attend — ballroom, swing, country, line, singles and out of towners are welcome. $5 per person. 6-9:30 p.m. Fridays, Dolphin Head Golf Club, 59 High Bluff Road, Hilton Head Island. 757-375-5953 or

Open Mic Night: Bring something short to share, or just come to listen, dine and enjoy music by the Hilton Head Jammers. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Last Thursday of the month. Mikki’s Café, 70 Marshland Rd, Hilton Head Island.