Your Week Ahead on Hilton Head Island & Bluffton

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Your Week Ahead:  

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

 

JAN. 4-29

Exhibit: “Anything Goes”: The annual Art League-member show officially kicks off in January, featuring exhibits with truly any kind of art, including any media, shape, size or form. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Mondays-Saturdays; 12-4 p.m., Sundays. Art League Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or artleaguehhi.org.

JAN. 13-22

BEAUFORT OYSTER FESTIVALBeaufort Oyster Festival: Conceived and hosted by the Beaufort Area Hospitality Association, the Beaufort Oyster Festival will celebrate all aspects of our Lowcountry and Carolina Sea Islands oystering culture and agri-tourism economy from historical, to architectural, ecological, agricultural, culinary, artisan, and more. Event costs and times vary. Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Downtown Beaufort. bftoysterfestival.com

JAN. 19

Night in Napa: Join the Old Oyster Factory for a reception followed by a five-course dinner paired with five Napa Valley wines. Cost is $85 per person, plus tax and gratuity. 6 p.m., Old Oyster Factory, 843-681-6040 or oldoysterfactory.com.

Whiskey Wednesday: An evening to highlight different whiskey and bourbon distilleries around the United States. Guests will enjoy a flight, a presentation about the history of bourbon and a snack pairing. Cost is $35. 4:30-6 p.m., Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar, 841 William Hilton Parkway, Unit A, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-3215 or luckyroosterhhi.com.

JAN. 19, 26 and FEB. 2

Brain Boosters: A three-week course that is like a tune-up for your brain. Practice neuroplasticity exercises to improve overall brain health with Memory Matters. Cost is $99 for three-week course. 1-3 p.m., Memory Matters, 117 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-6688 or memorymatters.org.

JAN. 20

An Evening with Pamela Courtney: Join the Pat Conroy Literary Center for a discussion with Pamela Courtney, author of Hotdogs for Hyenas: A Soul Forged in Rhodesia. Free. 6-7 p.m., Pat Conroy Literary Center, 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort. patconroyliterarycenter.org

MARTINISMartinis 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.

Give Back Day: Carolina Crab Company will give back 10% of each dollar spent at the restaurant to Sea Pines Montessori Academy. Prices vary. 3-9 p.m., Carolina Crab Co., 86 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2016 or carolinacrabco.com.

JAN. 20-30

Other Desert Cities: Enjoy this performance about Brooke Wyeth, who returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her family. She announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal tragic event in the family’s history. Tickets are $25-$40. Times vary. Hilton Head Preparatory Theatre, 3000 Main Street, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6246 or hhprep.org.

JAN. 21

The Arc of Crises in the Levant: Join speaker Mona Yacoubian for this month’s World Affairs Council presentation about Syria, Lebanon and Iraq post-ISIS. Cost is free for members, $20 for guests. 10 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-384-6758 or wachh.org.

JAN. 21-22

“Blueberry Hill” at the Jazz Corner: Featuring Reggie Deas and Deas Guyz. $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com.

JAN. 22

Bluffton Frosty 5K: A fun race that winds through Historic Old Town Bluffton along the May River. Walk, run or bring the kids for a day of fun. Dogs and strollers welcome. Proceeds will benefit BLHS Cross Country Team and the Grace Sulak Scholarship Fund. 8 a.m., Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf Street, Bluffton. 843-815-1718 or palmettorunningcompany.com

Paint, Pots & Plants: Join Art League instructor Andrea Smith for a fun afternoon of plants and painting. Each student will be guided through painting their own terra cotta pot to keep with a live plant. Cost is $45. 1-2:30 p.m., Art League Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-5738 or artleaguehhi.org.

JAN. 23

Evolution Big Band: Enjoy a fun concert with Evolution Big Band. 2 p.m., Lowcountry Presbyterian Church, 10 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton. 843-815-6570 or lowcountrypres.org

JAN. 23-24

Piazzolla, Ravel and More: Join Jose-Luis Novo and Hector Del Curto for a performance featuring the music of Astor Piazzolla, Maurice Ravel and more. Tickets are $25-$65. 4 p.m., Sunday; 7:30 p.m., Monday. First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. hhso.org.

JAN. 24

Cemeteries and Families of Hilton Head Island: A presentation about Hilton Head Island’s fourteen Native Islander cemeteries, some dating to plantation burial grounds in Colonial times. Cost is $15. 10:30 a.m., USCB Hilton Head Campus, 1 Sand Shark Drive, Room 214, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6560 or heritagelib.org.

JAN. 25

Ambush at Parker’s Ferry: Often referred to militarily as “the perfect ambush”, Parker’s Ferry was probably Francis Marion’s best battle and is a recent addition to the Liberty Trail. Find out about the Trail and how the Swamp Fox orchestrated an embarrassing and costly defeat for the British forces in Colleton County. Cost is $15. 3-4:30 p.m., USCB Hilton Head Campus, 1 Sand Shark Drive, Room 214, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6560 or heritagelib.org.

An Evening with Kathryn Purcell: Join the Pat Conroy Literary Center for a discussion with Kathryn Purcell, author of There’s Something Wrong With Us: A Daughter’s Story of Mental Illness, Loss and Healing. Free. 6-7 p.m., Pat Conroy Literary Center, 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort. patconroyliterarycenter.org.

JAN. 26

Wine Wednesday: An evening to highlight Daou Winery. Guests will enjoy a flight, a presentation about the history of wine and a snack pairing. Cost is $35. 4:30-6:30 p.m., Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar, 841 William Hilton Parkway, Unit A, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-3215 or luckyroosterhhi.com.

JAN. 27
Lunch and Learn: Learn all things body confidence with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Audrey Klenke, featuring event-only specials, raffles, door prizes and more. Free. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Pinnacle Plastic Surgery, 7 Mallett Way, Bluffton. 843-815-6699 or pinnacleplasticsurgery.com.

JAN. 28

Cooking Dinner Theatre: “Cozy Winter Gourmet”: Enjoy a relaxing night out for you and your significant other, featuring a delicious menu with decadent comfort food for a cozy winter evening together. Ages 21 and over. Cost is $179 per couple. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Hewitt Oaks, 205 Stillwell Road, Bluffton. 843-757-4600 or hewittoaks.com.

JAN. 29

Bluffton Rotary Club Oyster Roast: Enjoy fresh steamed May River oysters, grilled brats, homemade chili and hand cut fries, plus live music, beverages and blazing fire pits to gather around. Cost is $45. 5-8 p.m., Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf Street, Bluffton. blufftonrotary.org.

Nature Hike: This Naturalist-led hike is roughly 1.5 miles through maritime forest and salt marsh. Long sleeves, pants, sunscreen, water, and bug spray are highly recommended. Closed toed shoes are required, absolutely no flip flops or sandals. All ages welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult. Must call to register. Cost is $5. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Maritime Center, 310 Okatie Highway, Okatie. 843-645-7774 or portroyalsoundfoundation.org.

Printmaking Workshop: Artist and professor Ian Welch will instruct students in the art of linocut printmaking from start to finish. Linocuts are made by carving into linoleum plates and then printing with ink and paper. Cost is $45. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or morrisheritagecenter.org.

Yoga 101: Experience the first of a series of four sessions that deconstructs a portion of the yoga practice. Students are encouraged to ask questions as the class moves through different yoga poses, breathing techniques and meditation. Cost is $40 per session. 1-3 p.m., Jiva Yoga Center, 1032 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-247-4549 or jivayogacenter.com.


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, 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 

FARMERS & MAKERS MARKET: 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. 

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. 

TUESDAYS 

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 Island. 843-681-7273 or islandreccenter.org. 

 TUESDAYS

ZION CEMETERY AND BAYNARD MAUSOLEUM COSTUMED CEMETERY TOUR: 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 Island. 843-681-7273 or islandreccenter.org.

THURSDAYS

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 coastaldiscovery.org.

THURSDAYS

FARMERS MARKET OF BLUFFTON: Meet local farmers, chefs and artisans every Thursday on Boundary 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, 68 Boundary Street, Bluffton. 843-415-2447 or farmersmarketbluffton.org.

THURSDAYS

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. 843-686-6560 or heritagelib.org.

THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS

SIT AND STITCH: Enjoy knitting, crochet, needlepoint, rug hook practice as Needlepoint Junction stays open late. All levels welcome. Outside food and drink permitted. Free. Virtual Thursdays 3 p.m.; In-person Fridays 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Needlepoint Junction, Suite J-7-E, Village at Wexford, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8488 or needlepointjunctionhhi.co

DAILY EVENTS

CURBSIDE CRAFTS TO-GO: 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 seapines.com.

TRAIL RIDES THROUGH THE SEA PINES FOREST PRESERVE WITH LAWTON STABLES: 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 lawtonstables.com.

PICKLEBALL AT PALMETTO DUNES: 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. palmettodunes.com

THE HARBOUR TOWN LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM: 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 harbourtownlighthouse.com.