Your Week Ahead:
Looking for something fun to do this week? Find everything that is happening around the Lowcountry in our event calendar.
ART EXHIBIT: “Reflections of the Lowcountry”: Marianne Stillwagon is the SoBA featured artist in January. Her work reflects her love for two homes and two studios in New Hampshire and the Lowcountry. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Society of Bluffton Artists, 6 Church Street, Bluffton. 843-757-6586 or sobagallery.com.
ABSTRACT ART DONE THREE WAYS: An exhibit of work by local artists Rose Cofield, Jennifer Rocco Stone and George Watson. An artists’ reception will be held Jan. 6 from 5-7 p.m. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or artshhi.org.
EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATION: “RIGHT WHALES”: Join Professor Michael Williamson for a presentation about Right Whales. He will discuss the current status, research and effects of climate change on this species. Cost is $7 in-person, $5 virtual. 2 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.
ALBUM RELEASE WITH ALAN PRICE: Join musician and songwriter Alan Price as he releases his debut 12-song album “Goodlow.” Tickets are $20-$50. 8:30 p.m., The Roasting Room, 1297 May River Road, Bluffton. 843-368-4464 or roastingroomlounge.com.
COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS WITH ALEX: Join Alex Brown of Town Council Ward 1 for a community conversation around topics that matter to Hilton Head Island. Free. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Hilton Head Community Rowing and Sailing Center, 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. “Like” the event on Facebook.
AIRY HALL PLANTATION EQUESTRIAN FOX HUNT: Join the Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island for a visit to the Lowcountry Hunt’s American Foxhounds to see the plantation and horses up close. Non-member guests welcome. Advanced registration required. Cost is $50 for adults, $25 for children. 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 8961 Bennetts Point Road, Green Pond. wahhi.com.
EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATION: “SANTA ELENA”: Join Christopher Allen for a presentation centered on the Spanish interaction with the American natives who eventually became known as “The Powhatan Confederation.” Cost is $7 in-person, $5 virtual. 2 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.
LOWCOUNTRY SPEAKER SERIES: Tickets are on sale now for the next Lowcountry Speaker Series in March. This rescheduled live lecture will feature Robert O’Neill, one of the most highly decorated combat veterans of our time. Cost is $85-$150. 4 p.m. or 7:30 p.m., Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-823-4111 or lowcountryspeakerseries.com.
USCB LUNCH WITH AUTHOR: Bestselling author John Cribb is the featured author for January’s luncheon. Cribb has written about subjects ranging from history to education, including co-authoring New York Times bestsellers The American Patriot’s Almanac and The Educated Child. Cost is $45. 9 a.m., Breakfast; Noon, Lunch. Belfair, 200 Belfair Oaks Boulevard, Bluffton. 843-521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
VIRTUAL KIDS 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 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. Free. 10 a.m., 1 p.m. 843-842-6688 or mymemorymatters.org.
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. to 1 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum. 70 Honey Horn Dr, Hilton Head Island. 843-473-5231 or 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 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 Island. 843-842-8488 or needlepointjunctionhhi.com.
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, 11 a.m., Corner of U.S. 278 & Matthews Dr, Hilton Head Island. Reservations required- 843-686-6560 or 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 puresaltstudios.com.
HAUNTED HISTORY TALES: Listen to graveside storytelling in the eerie setting of Hilton Head Island’s oldest burial ground and hear spine-tingling tales of the Island’s shadowy past. Cost is $25 for adults, $20 for children ages 8-16. 9 p.m., Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6560 or heritagelib.org.
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.
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 therooftophhi.com.
FARMERS MARKET OF BLUFFTON: Meet local farmers, chefs and artisans every Thursday on Calhoun Street. Buy a fresh assortment of strawberries, produce, beets, potatoes and more. Also, hear local, live entertainment and see Chef demonstrations. Noon-3 p.m., Calhoun Street, Bluffton. 843-415-2447 or farmersmarketbluffton.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 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 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.