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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.


SEPT. 18-26

All Shook Up!: A Beaufort Theatre Company Production inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. Cost is $15-$30. Times vary. USCB Center for the Arts, 805 Carteret Street, Beaufort. 843-521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.

SEPT. 23

Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island Luncheon: A member luncheon to learn about the over 40 different WAHHI Interest Groups, with keynote speaker Dr. Debi Lynes. Free for members. 10 a.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. wahhi.org

SEPT. 24

Community Global Forum: “What is Bitcoin?” Blair Streitenberger, Attorney at Law, will briefly cover the history of attempts at digital currencies leading to the invention of bitcoin. Free. 10 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-384-6758 or wachh.org

Fourth Friday Artists Market: Coligny Plaza and Art League of Hilton Head have partnered to create a monthly outdoor showcase of Lowcountry art and artists. Items for sale include paintings and illustrations, mixed media art, sculptures and more. Free entry. 4-7 p.m., Coligny Plaza, 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or artleaguehhi.com.

SEPT. 24-25

Svetlana & The Delancey Five at the Jazz Corner: A Night at the Speakeasy, “Making Hot Jazz Sound Cool.” $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com.

SEPT. 25

Blufftemberfest: Featuring live music, a beer garden, a wine bar and food court. This event will benefit the Bluffton Paddle Club charity. Cost is $10-$45. 3-8 p.m., Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf Street, Bluffton. 843-757-8520 or bearfootsports.com.

Lowcountry Boil: A fun event featuring live music and all-you-can-eat Lowcountry boil, with proceeds benefiting the Lowcountry Legal Volunteers and its mission to provide sound counsel and create a pathway to fair representation for all. Cost is $50. 5-8 p.m., Port Royal Community Beer Garden, 1 Sands Beach Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-815-1570 or lclv.org.

Relay for Life: A grassroots, community-based team event featuring an opening ceremony, survivor/caregiver walk, a luminaria ceremony and closing ceremony. 5 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. “Like” the event on Facebook. 

Rise Against Hunger: Four local Rotary Clubs have partnered together to host a meal packing event to reach their goal of packing 45,000 meals. Volunteers are asked to operate in shifts of two and half hours. Free. 9-11:30 a.m., 12-2:30 p.m., Rotary Community Center, 11 Recreation Court, Bluffton. 843-368-8800 or riseagainsthunger.org/Area4RotaryClubs

Shrimp Festival: Experience flavors from local Chefs, breweries and vendors at this family-friendly event. Kids can enjoy a bounce house, face painting and arts and crafts. A portion of proceeds will benefit The South Carolina Seafood Alliance and The Boys and Girls Club of Hilton Head. Cost is $30-$50. 1-4 p.m., Harbour Town, 149 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-3333 or seapines.com.

VEME Day at the Morris Center: Join the Morris Center for art, music and food as they celebrate the newest exhibition, “VEME.” Free. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or morrisheritagecenter.org

Wing and Chili Cookoff: The Salty Dog Chefs go head-to-head in a battle to claim the title of best wing and best chili in South Beach. Free entry. 4 p.m., The Salty Dog, 232 South Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-2233 or saltydog.com.

SEPT. 29-OCT. 1

Custom Design Event at Forsythe Jewelers: Repurpose your beloved jewelry and create something new. Work directly with trusted professional jewelry designer Paula Dawkins to select a new setting or stones to reimagine a new custom designed piece. Free. Appointment required. Forsythe Jewelers, 71 Lighthouse Road, Suite 311, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-7070 or forsythejewelers.biz

fundraserTHROUGH SEPT. 30

Serving in September Fundraiser: GFWC Woman’s League of the Lowcountry is hosting a fundraiser all month long. Host an activity of your choice at a place of your choice. Invite your friends to join and donate $20 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Doors to Freedom initiative. Email dimr80@yahoo.com or mstep1949@hotmail.com.


“Off the Wall” Exhibit: A three-dimensional artwork exhibit showcasing sculpture, pottery and functional forms. The exhibit is on display through Oct. 17. Free. 5-7 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or coastaldiscovery.org.






OCT. 30

PEP 25th Anniversary Gala: This year’s Gala will celebrate 25 years, featuring dancing, dinner, and both silent and live auctions. Help support an organization that promotes "independence, social interaction, and employment opportunities for adults who live with intellectual disabilities.” Cost is $100 per ticket. 6-10:30 p.m., Sea Pines Country Club, 30 Governors Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8021 or pephhi.org



Indigo Tie Dye: Learn how indigo dye is made from a plant and use it to create a tie dye -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.

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. 10:30 a.m. Watch on Facebook Live at @coastaldiscoverymuseum. 843- 689-6767 or 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. Cost is $400 per month. 10 a.m., 1 p.m. 843-842-6688 or mymemorymatters.org


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 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

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.

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.

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 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. 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: New location! 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 educational lectures. Noon-5 p.m., Martin Family Park, 71 Green Street, Bluffton. 843-415-2447 or 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. 843-686-6560 or heritagelib.org.


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.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.


Marina Mornings: Outdoor Yoga: Practice yoga on the pavilion at Shelter Cove, with draft kombucha to follow. All levels welcome. Cost is $20. 8 a.m., Pure Salt Studios, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-707-7027 or puresaltstudios.com.



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 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 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 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. 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 harbourtownlighthouse.com.