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MARCH 2

VIRTUAL LECTURE: “ANTEBELLUM WOMEN AND MUSIC IN SOUTH CAROLINA”: 

A lecture by Dr. Candace Bailey on the role music played in the lives of women living in antebellum South Carolina. Free. 5 p.m. Pre-register to attend in-person or watch live virtually on the Morris Center Facebook page @ MorrisHeritageCenter. Morris Center, 10782 S. Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland. 843- 284-9227 or morrisheritagecenter.org

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FEB. 1-28 

25TH ANNUAL GULLAH CELEBRATION: A celebration of Gullah art, food, music and people. This year’s events include the Arts Ob We People Art Exhibition and Sale, A Taste of Gullah, Soul Food and Friends Cooking Series, Ol’ Fashioned Gullah Breakfast and Freedom Day. Event dates, times, locations and ticket prices vary. www.gullahcelebration.com

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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.

MARCH 4 

CAREER AND FINANCIAL WELLNESS DAY: The University of South Carolina Beaufort will host a career and financial wellness day on campus. Free. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., University of South Carolina Beaufort, 1 University Boulevard, Bluffton. 843-208-8000 or uscb.edu. 

MARCH 4, 6, 7 

MARCH FORTH: A virtual event to commemorate the anniversary of Pat Conroy’s death on March 4, 2016. Featuring a series of discussions and presentations on themes of social justice, conservation, education, inclusivity and storytelling. Cost is $25 for all seven virtual events. Times and speakers vary. patconroyliterarycenter.org

MARCH 4, 11, 18 

LANDSCAPE PAINTING CLASS: Join Art League instructors Don and Joyce Nagel for a three-week class where participants learn to paint landscapes in the medium of their choice. $120. 1-4 p.m., Art League, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or art leaguehhi.org. 

MARCH 5 

grandBURNT CHURCH DISTILLERY GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION: Grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new Burnt Church Distillery. Spirits tastings and food trucks during the event. Cost is $10. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Burnt Church Distillery, 120 Bluffton Road, Bluffton. cocoonbluffton.com

MARCH 5-6 

CELEBRATE SPRING: A trunk show featuring the Charleston Shoe Company. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cocoon, 6 Promenade Street, Bluffton. 843-815-3315 or cocoonbluffton.com

MARCH 6 

CREATIVE MOVEMENT AND DANCE: Children will learn basic dance steps while having fun through movement. They will also be introduced to musicality and basic ballet steps. 10 a.m., The Sandbox Children’s Museum, 18 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-7645 or thesandbox.org

MARCH 7 

HILTON HEAD HALF AND QUARTER MARATHON: Experience Hilton Head Island like only a runner can during this inaugural event. Featuring quarter and half-marathon race courses. Cost is $65 for half marathon, $50 for quarter marathon. 8 a.m.-Noon. Lowcountry Celebration Park, Hilton Head Island. “Like” the event on Facebook. run signup.com

MARCH 7, 14, 21, 28 

LITTLE WARRIORS FITNESS SERIES: Kids can have fun with circuit training and games that will develop skills to increase strength, balance and cardio capacity through the art of play. Suitable for ages 3-7. 1:30-2:30 p.m., The Art of Massage and Yoga Therapy, 14 New Orleans Road, Suite 2, Hilton Head Island. 843-422-8378 or hiltonheadwellness.com

MARCH 8 

DREAM BIG GOLF CLASSIC: Join the HHCA community for a day of golf, fellowship, networking and fun. Connect with local school leadership, current families, alumni and community leaders during this inaugural event. Cost is $125 per player, $475 per foursome. 10:30 a.m., Oldfield Golf Club, 1 Oldfield Way, Bluffton. 843-681-2878 or hhca.org

MARCH 9 

ENVIRONMENTAL AND CULTURAL SPEAKER SERIES: Dee Phillips will present “Women of Hilton Head” at this month’s Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island’s virtual event. Free for members. 5 p.m. Register for Zoom link. wahhi.org

MARCH 10, 18, 24 

ZOOM NETWORKING AND BUSINESS BUILDING EVENTS: The Don Ryan Center for Innovation will offer three virtual Zoom events this month including Zoom the Room, The Power of Vision and Unleash the Power of LinkedIn. Free. Times vary. Register for Zoom link. 843-540-0405 or donryancenter.com

 

 

 

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MARCH 18

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.

 

ONGOING EVENTS

MONDAYS

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 www.mymemorymatters.org

TUESDAYS 

BLUFFTONS FARMERS MARKETHILTON HEAD ISLAND FARMERS MARKET: Support local farmers and producers and take home fresh produce, pasture-raised chicken, free range rabbit, pork, seafood, 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. coastaldiscoverymuseum. 843- 689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org

TUESDAYS 

OPEN MIC NIGHT AT CORKS: 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

TUESDAYS 

ZION CEMETERY AND BAYNARD MAUSOLEUM COSTUMED CEMETERY TOUR: Visit the grave sites 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 www.heritagelib.org

TUESDAYS 

SIT AND STITCHSIT 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 www.needlepointjunctionhhi.com

TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS 

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

WEDNESDAYS 

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 www.heritagelib.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 www.coastaldiscovery.org

THURSDAYS 

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

THURSDAYS 

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 www.farmersmarketbluffton.org

THURSDAYS 

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

FRIDAYS 

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

SATURDAYS 

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. 

SATURDAYS 

aligatorALLIGATOR AND WILDLIFE BOAT TOUR: 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

SATURDAYS 

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 www.seapines.com

DAILY EVENTS

SATURDAYS 

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.. Trail riders must be at least 8 years old. Reservations are required. 843-671-2586 www.lawtonstables.com.

SATURDAYS 

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. www.palmettodunes.com.

SATURDAYS 

THE HARBOUR TOWN LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM: Explore Hilton Head Island’s history and learn the story behind its famous lighthouse. Admission is $4.25/person, complimentary for children ages 5 and younger. 149 Lighthouse Rd. 843-671-2810 or www.harbourtownlighthouse.com

 

 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHFIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CONTINUES ITS MISSION TO CHANGE LIVES

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, First Presbyterian Church has never stopped being the hands and feet of Jesus. Even when its doors were closed, the church never stopped living out its mission to change lives and make disciples. 

The church has continued to worship every Sunday morning through the pandemic, either in person or virtually. First Presbyterian follows health and safety protocols approved by the local governing body of the church. Masks and social distancing are required. 

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DEC. 1

THE MENTALISTS: An extraordinary show of mind-reading and telepathy. Temperature screenings, face coverings and social distancing required. Tickets are $49. 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-3945 or artshhi.com

WINDMILL HARBOUR SET FOR ANNUAL FESTIVE WEEKEND

For the Yuletide season on Hilton Head Island, Windmill Harbour is the venue for one of December’s most festive events in the area — the annual “Harbour Stroll Weekend.” 

This year’s event — exclusively for Windmill Harbour residents, members of the South Carolina Yacht Club and their guests — is set for 6-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 12-13.