The American Civil Liberties Union, the American Civil Liberties Union of South Carolina, and Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP have announced a settlement in their lawsuit challenging the city of Beaufort and the town of Bluffton’s unconstitutional practice of depriving lawyers to poor people facing incarceration if convicted in municipal court. Under the settlement agreement, both municipalities will implement changes to their municipal court policies and practices. 

James Thomas Bramlette and Anthony Hartman, former owners of Melrose Resort on Daufuskie Island, were indicted on fraud charges in October. According to the indictment, they raised more than $10 million from private investors for renovations on the resort without disclosing to investors that they had defaulted on a previous $700,000 loan for the property. The Melrose Resort is now owned by Odeon Singapore Ltd. 

For the third consecutive year, Hilton Head Island has been named the No. 1 island in the United States by Condé Nast Traveler. More than 600,000 readers across the globe submitted a recording-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to determine the winners of this year’s Conde Nast Reader’s Choice Awards. Kiawah was the only other South Carolina island to make the list, coming in at No. 2. 

Hilton Head Island Mayor John McCann travelled to Washington, D.C., in October for a reception for Italian President Sergio Mattarella, whom he met briefly in June while visiting Verona for a “friendship pact” signing ceremony with that city’s mayor. McCann told The Island Packet that he was invited “because of our sister relationship” with Verona. The Verona trip cost taxpayers nearly $15,000 for McCann, town manager Steve Riley and Riley’s wife, Mary Jo, who spent five days in Verona and nearby areas. The Town of Hilton Head Island announced in a news release that the town covered a coach ticket for McCann’s trip to Washington. 

Beaufort County recently opened its Victims Services Center in Okatie, offering medical services and other support to victims as they navigate the justice system. Officials with the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office say the center is the first of its kind in South Carolina. It provides a medical examination room as well as prosecutors on site, sparing victims the trauma of having to talk about their experiences repeatedly to multiple agencies. The center, which helps victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault and other crimes against vulnerable populations, also has a pediatric sexual assault nurse, according to a press release from the solicitor’s office. 

Hilton Head, SC: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra led by Board Chairman Bob Cherichella announces the retirement of long-term President and CEO, Mary Briggs, at the end of the year, and is pleased to announce the selection of Alan Jordan as the new President and CEO. Mr. Jordan is currently the Executive Director of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra. He will begin his role as President on January 1, 2020.

LOCAL OFFICIALS WANT TO WORK TOGETHER TO SOLVE HOUSING CRUNCH

Though it is still in its early stages, a new plan aims to alter how the Lowcountry approaches its workforce housing crunch.

The Southern Lowcountry Regional Board (SoLoCo) — a regional think tank with representation from various government bodies in southern Beaufort County and Jasper County — is forming a housing trust fund focused on bringing more “attainable housing” options to the region.

Generosity is one of the best things about the Lowcountry. Has your business or organization given back to the community? Submit your photos to editor@hiltonheadmonthly.com for this section. Space is limited.

An upcoming U.S. 278 corridor project will improve how drivers get on and off Hilton Head Island by changing traffic flow from Moss Creek Drive to Squire Pope Road. The $240 million project focuses on the bridges to Hilton Head and is the largest-ever infrastructure undertaking on Hilton Head. Construction willl start in 2023 and take four to five years to complete, according to the S.C. Department of Transportation.

Let’s hope for an uneventful October, the end of hurricane season — though this list of emergency information sources is something to keep year-round: 

Beaufort County was lucky during Hurricane Dorian. When the storm washed ashore in South Carolina on Sept. 5, the National Weather Service recorded wind speeds on a buoy just 6 miles off the coast of Fripp Island topping at 92 mph — higher than what Beaufort County saw during Hurricane Matthew. On land, the highest wind recorded in the county was 67 mph on Sept. 5 at Hilton Head Island Airport, according to the National Weather Service. Overall, the county saw minor structural damage and 22,000 residents lost power, mostly north of the Broad River.

The town of Bluffton now requires a public notice sign at the site of each new development project at the beginning of the application process to enhance public notification about new projects. The signs are required to be erected within 15 days of submitting the completed development application. The signs will have a permit number that will correspond to the project on the town of Bluffton’s Permit Application Finder Map, where residents can track a specific project. For more information, go to www.townofbluffton.us/permit

Permits for site clearing have been issued for the new $8.5 million Hardeeville Indoor Recreation Center. The facility will be located at the corner of John Smith Road and McTeer Street and will include an NCAAsize gymnasium, track, racquetball courts, community rooms and classrooms. The facility is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

Since mid-August, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and DHEC have worked to extinguish a fire at the Able Contracting Material Recovery Facility in Jasper County near Okatie. Officials said the fires were caused by spontaneous combustions, and the EPA has moved more than 7,187 tons of material to the Hickory Hill and Oakwood landfills, away from heavily populated areas and sensitive watersheds.

THINGS TO SEE & HEAR

OCT. 10-NOV. 15

“Arts Ob We People—Wall of Art”: 

Monday– Saturday 
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hilton Head Art League Gallery
14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head

In this exhibition and sale, local Gulllah artists share their depictions of their culture. Free. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.org.


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SEPT. 15-NOV. 15

Richard Grant Art Exhibition: 

Monday–Thursday 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Island Recreation Center Artist’s Gallery
20 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head

Islander Richard Grant’s artwork of organic and geometric forms is on display. Free. 843-681-7273 or www.islandreccenter.org.

LAST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH 

Dixieland Jazz Society of the Lowcountry Jam Session: 

2-5 p.m.
The Jazz Corner
The Village at Wexford
1000 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head 

Dixieland jazz comes alive on stage. $7.50 minimum. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com

OCT. 1 THROUGH OCT. 26

crescendo2Bill Bogle Exhibit: 

Monday through Saturday  10 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Sunday  noon-4 p.m.
Art League Gallery
14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head

The Art League of Hilton Head will showcase the artwork of photographer Bill Bogle and 180 other works by local artists, all for sale. Additional viewings 90 minutes before any Arts Center performance. Free. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.org

OCT. 7-NOV. 30

“Encore”: Works by Amiri Farris: 

Monday through Saturday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 
Sunday  11 a.m.-3 p.m. 
The Coastal Discovery Museum
70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head

This exhibition is comprised of Farris’ large-scale paintings, assemblages and mixed-media works. Two Saturday sessions with the artist will be announced. Free. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

OCT. 7 THROUGH DEC. 5

Gayle Miller Exhibit:

Monday–Friday  10 a.m.-2 p.m. 
The Art League Academy Gallery
106 Cordillo Pkwy.
Hilton Head Island

The Art League of Hilton Head will showcase watercolor paintings by artist Gayle Miller. Free. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.org.

OCT. 9

Bill Bogle Artist Reception:

5-7 p.m.
The Art League Gallery
14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head

The Art League of Hilton Head will host a benefit, party and reception for the gallery’s October featured artist Bill Bogle. Free. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.org.

OCT. 10-27

“Murder on the Orient Express”:

8 p.m. Sunday Matinees
2 p.m. The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head

The center’s No. 1 pick by its audience for a non-musical, the play captures all the suspense that you would expect from crime novelist Agatha Christie. A lavish trip through Europe quickly unfolds into a race against time to solve a murder aboard the train. $51. 843-842-2787 or www.artshhi.com.

GALLERY WALKS

OCT. 10

Ray Ushikubo—International Piano Competition Winners’ Recital:

7 p.m. 
SoundWaves
7 Lagoon Road, Hilton Head

The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents Ushikubo, the 2017 first-prize winner, in a piano and violin recital. $30. 843-842-2055 or www.hhipc.org.

OCT. 10, 17, 24, 31; NOV. 7, 14

Lavon Stevens Presents Jazz in the Key of Life featuring Louise Spencer:

7:30 p.m.
The Jazz Corner
The Village at Wexford
1000 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head

$7. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com

OCT. 10

Concert Truck: 

6 p.m. 
Shelter Cove Park 
39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head 

Nick Luby and Susan Zhang perform live classical music in public places from the stage of their converted truck. Free. www.Theperformingartsconsortium.org.

OCT. 11

Concert Truck:

4 p.m.
TidePointe
700 TidePointe Way, Hilton Head

Nick Luby and Susan Zhang perform live classical music in public places from the stage of their converted truck. Free. www.Theperformingartsconsortium.org.

 OCT. 12 

Concert Truck:

Time TBD
Coligny Park
12 South Forest Beach Dr., Hilton Head

Chaplain Park
11 Cast Net Drive, Hilton Head

Nick Luby and Susan Zhang perform live classical music in public places from the stage of their converted truck. Free. www.Theperformingartsconsortium.org.

OCT. 11-12

The Kevin Bales Centennial Blues Band: 

7:30 p.m.
The Jazz Corner
The Village at Wexford
1000 William Hilton Pkwy. Hilton Head

$20. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com.

OCT. 12 & OCT. 14

“Barbershop USA—A Sentimental Trip Across Our Great Country”: 

7 p.m.
3 p.m.
Hilton Head High School
Bluffton High School

The Hilton Head Lighthouse Chorus and New River Harmony Chorus of Sun City and three other groups will perform. $20. Tickets available at Burkes Pharmacy on Hilton Head and Markel’s in Bluffton. www.Hhibarbershoppers.org.

OCT. 12

An Evening of the Arts: 

6:30-10 p.m. 
Grande Ocean Terrace at The Westin Resort & Spa
2 Grasslawn Ave., Hilton Head

The Island School Council for the Arts presents a formal dinner, entertainment and auction. $175. www.isca-online.org.

OCT. 12 & OCT. 13

IRIS SHEPARDClassical Music Concert—violinist Iris Shepard, pianist Chee-Hang See: 

Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday  4 p.m. 
Location TBD 

By Young Artist Performances. The 13-year-old Shepard was a 2019 prize winner in the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra youth concerto competition. $25. www.Youngartistperformances.com.

OCT. 13, 20, 27; NOV. 3, 10

Deas Guyz—Jazz, Blues, R&B, Motown:

7:30 p.m. The Jazz Corner
The Village at Wexford
1000 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head

$10. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com.

OCT. 14, 21, 28; NOV. 4, 11

The Martin Lesch Band “A Journey Through Jazz”: 

7:30 p.m. 
The Jazz Corner
The Village at Wexford
1000 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head 

$7. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com.

OCT. 15, 22, 29; NOV. 5, 12

The Jazz Corner Ensemble—Fat Tuesday—A Celebration of New Orleans & Beyond: 

7:30 p.m., The Jazz Corner
The Village at Wexford
1000 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head

$7. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com.

OCT. 16, 30; NOV. 13

Bobby Ryder Swings the Great American Songbook—Music of the Rat Pack Era: 

7:30 p.m. The Jazz Corner
The Village at Wexford
1000 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head

$7. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com.

OCT. 17-27

“The Humans”: 

7:30 p.m. Sunday Matinees
2 p.m. HHPS Main Street Theatre
3000 Main St., Hilton Head

The Lean Ensemble Theater presents this Tony-award-winning play about a couple who move into a Chinatown apartment and are visited by family over Thanksgiving. $40. 843-715-6676.

OCT. 18-19

The Aimee Nolte Quartet featuring Nicki Parrott, Justin Varnes & Taylor Roberts: 

7:30 p.m The Jazz Corner
The Village at Wexford
1000 William Hilton Pkwy.
Hilton Head

$20. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com.

OCT. 20

Jazz Meets Classical: 

1 p.m.
The Jazz Corner
The Village at Wexford
1000 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head

Wagner’s Night of the Valkyries. Featuring the Justin Varnes Trio with the Atlantic Symphonic Jazztet. $100. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com.

OCT. 20 & OCT. 21

Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Opening Night: 

Sunday 5 p.m.
Monday 8 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
540 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head

Conductor Morris Russell opens the 38th season with Richard Strauss’ epic tone poem and Prokofive’s music. $30-$60. 843-842-2055 or www.hhso.org.

OCT. 23, NOV. 6

Earl Williams: Legendary bluesman honors classic blues and jazz: 

7:30 p.m. The Jazz Corner
The Village at Wexford
1000 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head

$7. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com.

OCT. 25-26

Vibraphonist Joe Doubleday’s Showtime Band:

7:30 p.m. The Jazz Corner
The Village at Wexford
1000 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head

$20. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com.

OCT. 30

Bob Masteller's Jazz for all Ages Jazz Fest: 

7 p.m. Sonesta Resort
130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head

The Junior Jazz Foundation presents the centennial celebration of Nat King Cole featuring Grammy-nominated vocalists, a world-renowned trumpeter and a legendary arranger/vibraphonist. $40 general admission, $100 VIP.

OCT. 31

Jazz Fest with the Deas Guyz Orchestra:

7 p.m. Sonesta Resort
130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head

For an evening of soul, R&B & Motown. $40 general admission, $100 VIP. 843-480-9101. www.jazzforallages.com.

NOV. 1-2

Jazz Vocalist Kate McGarry with the Christian Tamburr Quartet: 

The Jazz Corner
The Village at Wexford
1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head

McGarry was nominated for a Grammy. $25. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com.

NOV. 2

Nutcracker 5k:
8 a.m. starts at Java Burrito, 
1000 William Hilton Pkwy.

Sponsor Hilton Head Dance Theatre invites participants to run, walk or dance in this benefit to begin the holiday season. $30. www.Hiltonheaddance.com.

NOV. 5 THROUGH NOV. 30

Murray Sease Exhibit: 

Monday–Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Sunday noon-4 p.m. 
Art League Gallery
14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head

The Art League of Hilton Head will showcase the artwork of local artist Murray Sease and 180 other works by local artists. Additional viewings 90 minutes before any Arts Center performance. Free. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.org

NOV. 5

“The True Story of the Three Little Pigs”: 

10-10:50 a.m.
11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head

There are three sides to every story: theirs, his and the truth. The Children’s Theatre of Charlotte presents the fairy tale we all know and love. $7. 843-842-2787 or www.artshhi.com.

NOV. 6

Murray Sease Artist Reception:

5-7 p.m.
Art League Gallery
14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head

The Art League of Hilton Head will host a benefit, party and reception for the gallery’s November featured artist Murray Sease. Free. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.org

NOV. 7

SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities 20th Anniversary Celebration Student Showcase: 

5:30-7 p.m.
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head

This art exhibit is hosted by the Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Foundation. Cost TBD. 843-842-2787 or www.artshhi.com or www.scgsah.gov.

NOV. 8-9

Wycliffe Gordon’s Quartet: 

7:30 p.m.
The Jazz Corner
The Village at Wexford
1000 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head

Wycliffe is a world-renowned trombonist, composer, arranger and conductor. $25. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com

NOV. 8- 10

The Capitol Steps: 

Friday & Saturday  8 p.m. 
Sunday  2 p.m. 
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina 
14 Shelter Cove Lane , Hilton Head 

The multi-award-winning comedy troupe satirizes politics with song and stand-up. $61. 843-842- 2787 or www.artshhi.com

NOV. 12-24

“Godspell”: 

Wed.-Sat. 7 p.m. 
Sundays 2 p.m. 
HHPS Main Street Theatre 
3000 Main St., Hilton Head 

The Main Street Youth Theatre presents this musical of Jesus’ messages of love, tolerance and kindness. $19 adult, $12 student. 843-689-6246. 

NOV. 15 & NOV. 16

Music of the Grateful Dead for Pedal Hilton Head: 

Friday 8 p.m. 
Saturday 6 p.m. 
Coligny Theatre 
1 North Forest Beach Drive 
Suite 1-5 
Hilton Head 

These two benefit concerts featuring local musicians will raise money for the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head. $20. www.Pedalhhi.org

NOV. 15

The Joshua Bowlus Quartet Swings Disney: 

7:30 p.m. 
The Jazz Corner 
The Village at Wexford 
1000 William Hilton Pkwy. 
Hilton Head 

$20. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com

NOV. 15-17, 22-24

crescendo4“The Nutcracker”: 

7:30 p.m. Sundays 
2:30 p.m. 
Seahawk Cultural Center 
70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head 

The Hilton Head Dance Theater invites the public to celebrate the holiday season with this classic. $30 for adults, $20 for seniors, $15 for children. 843- 842-3262 or www.hiltonheaddance.com

Things to Do & Learn

MONDAY–FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Heyward House Guided Tours: 

Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 
Heyward House Museum and Welcome Center 
70 Boundary St. 

The house museum offers guided tours of the five-room Carolina farmhouse built in 1841. Period artifacts and furnishings are displayed during the 45-60-minute tour. $10 adults, $5 children. 843- 757-6293 or www.heywardhouse.org

MONDAYS

Historic Fort Tour: 

10 a.m. 
Fort Mitchel 
Hilton Head Plantation 
65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head 

Costumed characters and an expert tour guide demonstrate the vital importance the fort and its namesake, Gen. Mitchel, played in shaping the island’s history during the Civil War. $15 adult, $10 child. www.Heritagelib.org/tours

WEDNESDAYS

Bike Tours in a Historic District: 

10 a.m. 
Rowing and Sailing Center 
137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head 

Enjoy a 3-mile bike tour through some of the island’s most captivating historic sites. $15 adult, $10 child; $25 adult, $20 child if bikes provided. www.Heritagelib.org/tours

Hilton Head Haunted History Tours: 

8:30 p.m. 
Zion Cemetery 
(intersection of U.S. 278 and Mathews Drive) 
Hilton Head 

After dark, in the eerie setting of the island’s oldest burial ground, listen to spine-tingling tales of Hilton Head’s shadowy past. $25 adult, $20 child. 843-949-0144 or www.Heritagelib.org/tours

THURSDAYS

Costumed Tours at Zion Cemetery and Baynard Mausoleum: 

10 a.m. 
Zion Cemetery 
(intersection of U.S. 278 and Mathews Drive) 
Hilton Head 

Visits the gravesites of four Revolutionary War heroes and explore the island’s oldest structure. $15 adult, $10 child. www.Heritagelib.org/tours.  

SEPT. 20-DEC. 6

“Our Prince of Scribes” Exhibition:

8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 
Artists’ Gallery
1 Town Center Court
Hilton Head

Portraits of the 67 contributors to the Pat Conroy anthology with brief excerpts from their essays are on display. Free. 843-341-4600 or www.culturehhi.org.

SEPT. 26 THROUGH NOV. 1

“Inspired Threads” Fiber Art Exhibit: 

Monday– Saturday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 
Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Coastal Discovery Museum
70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head

The Art Quilters of the Lowcountry will present a colorful collection ranging from large to small and from realistic to abstract art. Free. 

OCT. 3.

Inspired Threads” Opening Reception: 

5-7 p.m.
Free. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org

OCT. 10, 17, 24 NOV. 7, 14

Discovery Nights at the Museum: 

5-7 p.m.
Coastal Discovery Museum
70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head

Experts lead these hands-on workshops that explore the local environment, art and culture. $15 plus materials. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

OCT. 11, 25, NOV. 8

Roots of Reconstruction Tour: 

9:30 a.m.
Mitchelville Freedom Park
229 Beach City Road, Hilton Head

Visit the site of the self-governing community of Mitchelville, established 1862, to learn about the Port Royal experiment and how freedom and reconstruction impacted the new citizens who lived there. $15 adult, $10 children. 843-689-6767. www.coastaldiscovery.org.

OCT. 11, 18, 25

Gallery Walks, “Inspired Threads”: 

12:30-2 p.m.
Coastal Discovery Museum
70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head

Meet the Art Quilters of the Lowcountry and see their fabric art pieces. Free. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

Oct. 11 

Poet Laureate Event: 

5 p.m.
Bo-Art
19 Dunnagans Alley, Hilton Head

South Carolina Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth will be present at a reception and book signing, followed by a reading and talk. 843-256-8248

OCT. 11, 18, 25, NOV. 1, 8, 15

Marsh Tacky Horse Tour: 

2 p.m.
Coastal Discovery Museum
70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head

Learn about the history of these adaptable horses brought to the Lowcountry in the 1500s. No horses will be ridden. $10 adults, $5 children. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

OCT. 16

“I Was Born to be in a Library—Pat Conroy as a Reader”: 

2 p.m.
Coastal Discovery Museum
70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head

Executive Director of the Pat Conroy Literary Center Jonathan Haupt will discuss the author’s lifelong love of reading and libraries. $7. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

LANTERN PARADE“Island Celebration Lanterns” Family Fun Workshop: 

4:30-6:30 p.m.
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head

This two-hour workshop provides the opportunity to create unique paper lanterns that celebrate life on the island. The illuminated lantern sculpture will participate in the lantern parade Nov. 9. $35. 843-842-2787 or www.artshhi.com

CRESCENDO KICK-OFF OCT 10.

The community is invited to kick-off this month-long celebration of arts and culture with live music and performances, refreshments, action painting, giveaways and "Crescendo Encore" poster signing by artist Amiri Farris.

FREE. Ocotober 10; 5-7 p.m. at Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Hosted by Ats & Cultural Council of Hilton Head Island. 

Amiri FarrisMEET THE ARTIST

PHOTO BY BUTCH HIRSCH

Artist Amiri Farris, who lives in Bluffton, painted “Crescendo Encore” to promote and celebrate the arts festival. It is a mixed media piece on canvas. Farris’ contemporary, dynamic, and powerful artwork combines vivid colors and layered textures to portray the vibrancy of music, literature, dance, theater and the visual arts.

OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER

Lantern Making Workshops: 

Times, dates and locations vary

Visit the Hilton Head Office of Cultural Affairs at www.culturehhi.org

OCT. 17

Indigo Exploration: 

5-7 p.m.
Coastal Discovery Museum
70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head

Learn about Eliza Lucas Pinckney, who in 1739 at the age of 17 experimented with indigo. Hear about how indigo dye was made and create your own tie-dye T-shirt at this workshop. $15. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

GULLAH NIGHTSGullah Night:

5-8 p.m.
Coastal Discovery Museum
70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head

The South Carolina Cultural Heritage Society will present authentic Gullah food, art and music at this benefit for preserving the culture. Cost TBD. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

OCT. 19

4th Annual Gullah Food Festival: 

11 a.m-5 p.m.
Gullah Museum
12 Georgianna Drive, Hilton Head 
(parking at Boys & Girls Club, 151 Gumtree Road)

Enjoy authentic shrimp and grits, oxtail, curry goat, jerk chicken and more dishes. Free to attend. 843-681-3254 or www.gullahmusuemhhi.org.

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OCT. 19, NOV. 9

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“Cold Connections” jewelry making workshop: 

1-4 p.m.
Coastal Discovery Museum
70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head

Students will work with Joanne Graham to create their own earrings using tube, wire or rivets. All materials and tools provided. $95. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

OCT. 21

Open Workshop: 
7 p.m.
Bayshore
421 Squire Pope Road , Hilton Head

The Island Writers’ Network hosts a gathering of writers to share works in progress. Free. 

OCT. 31

Halloween Open Mic Night: 

6:30-8 p.m.
Mikki’s Café
70 Marshland Road, Hilton Head

Dress up as your favorite writer and read your own work. Free. General meeting: 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at Bayshore. Free. 

OCT. 22

Rediscovering the Discovery of America: 

10-11:30 a.m.
USCB Hilton Head campus
Room 115
One Sand Shark Drive, Hilton Head

The discovery of America as we know it transpired over at least 115 years; learn the facts behind the myths. $15 members, $20 non-members. www.Heritagelib.org.

OCT. 23

Genealogy Workshop—Where to Start: 

12:30-2:30 p.m.
USCB Hilton Head campus
Room 115
One Sand Shark Drive, Hilton Head

This Heritage Library class is appropriate for all levels of genealogists. $15 members, $20 non-members. www.Heritagelib.org.

“Confessions of Madness” discussion and book signing 

Author Wendall Churchill will discuss her book, “Confessions of Madness,” which is based on her personal experiences with bipolar disorder. She will be joined by Dr. Frances Ferrene, Dr. Debi Lynes and Dick Males. A question and answer session will follow. Free. 5-7 p.m. Bo Art, 19 Dunnagans Alley Suite I, Hilton Head Island.

OCT. 24-26

Ghosts & Myths of Hilton Head Island: 

7 p.m.
8:30 p.m.
Zion Cemetery 
(intersection of U.S. 278 and Mathews Drive), Hilton Head

Costumed characters from history let participants experience the chills of paranormal stories of the Lowcountry. $15 adult, $10 child. www.Heritagelib.org.

OCT. 25

The Island School Council for the Arts Auction: 

6-8 p.m.
Karis Art Gallery
The Village of Wexford

The Jazz Corner and Karis Art Gallery host a reception, auction and music to benefit ISCA. Free. www.isca-online.org.

OCT. 26-27

Savannah Speed Classic: 

8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
The Westin Savannah Harbour Golf Resort & Spa
2 Resort Drive, Savannah

As part of the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival, the Savannah Speed Classic offers a look at the inner workings of racing through series races, enduros and in-seat experiences. $25 and up. 843-785-7469 or www.hhiconcours.com

Oct. 27 

“The Samuel Project”—Film Festival Premiere: 

7 p.m.
Coligny Theatre
1 North Forest Beach Dr. Suite 1-5, Hilton Head

The Lowcountry Jewish Festival presents this film about a grandson who meets his grandfather for the first time and learns he has a surprising past. $12. 843-689-2178. www.bethyam.org.

OCT. 28 THROUGH NOV. 2

Art League of Hilton Head and Palmetto Animal League Collaboration: 

Times vary
Various locations on Hilton Head

They will host a benefit, party and reception for the week-long event that will includes adoption events, a pet costume parade and a gala fundraising event. Cost TBD. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.org

OCT. 29

Historic Markers & Sites on Hilton Head Island: 

10-11:30 a.m.
SCB Hilton Head campus
Room 115
One Sand Shark Drive, Hilton Head

This Heritage Library class explores the island’s 22 significant historic sites in detail. $15 members, $20 non-members. www.Heritagelib.org

OCT. 30

An Evening with “Our Prince of Scribes”: 

6 p.m. 
Coligny Theatre 
1 North Forest Beach Dr.  Suite 1-5, Hilton Head 

Executive Director of the Pat Conroy Literary Center Jonathan Haupt will moderate a panel discussion at this Crescendo arts celebration and Pat Conroy Literary Festival special event. Writers David Lauderdale, Ellen Malphrus, Larry Rowland and Sallie Ann Robinson will share the stage. $15. Books will be available for purchase and signing. facebook.com/events/2360822400637101, 843-689-6767. 

OCT. 31

Vintage Auto Film Exhibition: 

6-10 p.m. 
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina 
14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head 

The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival hosts racing legend Hurley Haywood, auto-centric films and classic car displays. $35. 843-842-2787 or www.artshhi.com

NOV. 1

Paint Party with Amiri Farris: 

10 a.m.-noon 
Coastal Discovery Museum
70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head 

All ages are welcomed at this painting workshop hosted by the artist. $45. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org

Flights & Fancy Aeroport Gala: 

7-10 p.m. 
Hilton Head Airport General Aviation 
120 Beach City Road, Hilton Head 

This opening night fundraiser sponsored by the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival features auction items, food and live music. $195-$295, $3,000 for table of 10. 843-785-7469 or www.hhiconcours.com

NOV. 2

Car Club Showcase: 
9 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Port Royal Golf Club, Hilton Head 

More than 150 cars will grace the fairways at the Port Royal Golf Club from car clubs throughout the country sponsored by the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival. $60. 843-785-7469 or www.hhiconcours.com

NOV. 2

Autoweek’s Design among the Stars: 

6:30 p.m. 
Harbour Town Clubhouse 

This reception and party sponsored by the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival to benefit the Driving Young America charitable fund features dinner with automobile design legends. $375. 843-785- 7469 or www.hhiconcours.com

CharliFest at Coligny Plaza: 

Noon-5 p.m. 
Coligny Theatre 
1 North Forest Beach Dr. Suite 1-5, Hilton Head 

This special event celebrates the life, music, critters and love for the late Charli Bobinchuck. Money raised will go to the Charli’s Critters Fund at the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. $10 includes food. 

“Access—Who Has It?”: 

9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 
Location TBD 

The Mitchelville Preservation Project presents this anniversary forum that addresses contemporary politics, healthcare and education for the Gullah. 843-255-7301. 

NOV. 3

Concours d’Elegance: 

9 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Port Royal Golf Club, Hilton Head 

More than 200 cars and motorcycles compete for the title of Best of Show. $65. 843-785-7469 or www.hhiconcours.com

GARVIN GARVEY HOUSE

NOV. 6 & NOV. 7

Lantern Making Workshop: 

Wednesday  4-6 p.m. 
Thursday  5-7 p.m. 
Coastal Discovery Museum 
70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head 

Chantelle Rytter will assist participants in making sea turtle lanterns. $40 per lantern. 843-689- 6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org

NOV. 8-10

Camellia Classic Sectional Bridge Tournament: 

All day 
40 Folly Field Drive 

The Hilton Head Island Bridge Club hosts this event. Juniors and ACBL members with less than five MPs play free. 843-342-7529. 

NOV. 8

Lantern Parade Making Workshop and Official Kickoff to the Lantern Parade with La Bodega band: 

5-7 p.m. 
Fish Casual Coastal Seafood 
Coligny Plaza 
1 North Forest Beach Dr. Hilton Head 

$30. 843-342-3473 or www.gofishhhi.com

NOV. 9

Hilton Head Island Lantern Parade: 

6 p.m. 
Alder Lane beach access 
Hilton Head 

Participants should park at the Coligny Beach parking area where shuttles will take them to the beach access point. The parade will begin at 7 p.m. and march up to Coligny Beach Park. Lanterns will represent the island’s history, ecology, recreation and ourselves. Free. www.Culturrehhi.org

NOV. 13

“If These Walls Could Talk”: 

2 p.m. 
Coastal Discovery Museum 
70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head 

Dr. Kimberley Cavanaugh of the University of South Carolina Beaufort will discuss new information about the Barnwell tabby ruins on the island’s north end gleaned from excavations and archival research. $7. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org


EDITOR’S NOTE: FOR A FULL LIST OF CRESCENDO PARTNERS, GO TO HILTONHEADISLAND.ORG/CRESCENDO-2019.