FEATURED EVENT

OCT. 10

31st Kiwanis Chili Cook-Off: 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. This year’s event will focus on local chili cooks in the professional and amateur categories with separate awards for each. The popular Chilly Willy Band will be providing entertainment and there will be an area with free children’s games and activities, including a water-slide, so parents can fully enjoy the festivities. Advance tickets available for $12 at several Island locations including the Coastal Discovery Museum, Burke’s Pharmacy, Reilley’s South, Honey Baked Ham (Bluffton), Bluffton Pharmacy, User Friendly and any Kiwanis member. Tickets on the day of the event will be $15. Each ticket entitles the holder to as many samples of chili as they want. Beer, wine, soda, hotdogs and ice cream will be available for purchase and parking is free. Proceeds benefit the Coastal Discovery Museum, Operation R&R, Marine Corps Scholarship Fund, Week of Champions, The Sandbox, Boy Scouts, Friends of the Library and other local youth program. Contact Jim Gant jim@gantfamily.com or Jerry Glass glassmw33@aol.com. For more details, go to www.hiltonheadkiwanis.com

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Got ArtSEPT. 29-OCT. 3

“Got Art?”: A free public preview will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 29-Oct. 2 at the Art League of Hilton Head Gallery. More than 100 “Got Art?” artworks will be on display. “Got Art?” is the Art League of Hilton Head’s annual fundraising benefi t and promises to make collectors out of art enthusiasts. The “Got Art?” event will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Art League of Hilton Head Gallery. Each $100 ticket admits two guests to an evening filled with art and entertainment, as well as a live drawing that guarantees the ticket holder one original piece of art. Only 100 tickets will be sold. This fun and popular event is sure to sell out. 843-681-5060, www.artleaguehhi.org

The Broadway smash hit, Xanadu, is this summer’s Arts Center phenom, on stage from June 17-July 26. The musical follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 in a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first roller disco! When she accidentally falls in love with him, much to her jealous sister-muses’ dismay, chaos and fun abound, skate wheels turn and disco balls twirl.

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FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS SHOWS

SHELTER COVE HARBOUR 4TH OF JULY
When: 8-9 p.m., Saturday, July 4
Where: Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, Hilton Head
Description: This extended show is Shelter Cove’s biggest of the summer, with live music, entertainment, bouncey houses, kids activities, food and drinks and more. Fireworks begin at dusk. Shuttle parking will be available at Chaplin Park off of Singleton Beach Road and at the Hargray parking lot along Highway 278. Shuttles will run continuously from 5-11 p.m.

On Saturday, June 20, the Mitchelville Preservation Project will hold a 150th anniversary Juneteenth Celebration at Fish Haul Park on Beach City Road.

Also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, Juneteenth commemorates the issuance and first reading of General Order Number 3 by Union Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger on June 19, 1865. The holiday celebrates African-Americans’ freedom and achievements and encourages respect for all cultures. Juneteenth, a combination of June and 19th, serves as a historical milestone to remind Americans of the triumph of the human spirit over the cruelty of slavery.

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27TH ANNUAL HARBOURFEST
Through Sunday, Sept. 6, Shelter Cove Harbour. This popular festival returns with music from Shannon Tanner, weekly Tuesday night fireworks and family-friendly entertainment. Tanner plays two shows at 6:30 and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cappy the Clown is also on hand Monday through Friday from 6-9 p.m. Fireworks are at dusk Tuesdays, June 16, 23 and 30. All events are free. All are welcome. 843-686-9098, www.palmettodunes.com