Your Week Ahead:
Looking for something fun to do this week? Find everything that is happening around the Lowcountry in our event calendar.
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.
BURNT 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SAVE THE DATE
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.
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.
HILTON 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.
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.
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.
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 www.needlepointjunctionhhi.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ALLIGATOR 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.