February 2019 Hilton Head Calendar of Events

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FEB. 2

BLUFFTON ROTARY ANNUAL OYSTER ROAST: All-you-caneat fresh roasted local oysters, homemade chili, bratwurst, hot dogs, and our famous hand-cut fresh fries, plus live music by The Chiggers. $35. 5-8 p.m., Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, Bluffton. www.townofbluffton.sc.gov.


“Monet to Matisse: Masterworks of French Impressionism from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens”: “Monet to Matisse” features 30 paintings from the renowned collection of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Telfair Museums, 207 W York St., Savannah. 912-790-8800 or www.telfair.org.


"Generations": Discover original works created by eight members of the renowned Palmer family of artists. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-6896767, ext. 223.


Beaufort in FilmsBeaufort History Museum Presents Special Film Exhibit: “Beaufort in Films,” a special exhibit at Beaufort History Museum presented in partnership with Ron and Rebecca Tucker of the Beaufort Film Society, is currently open to the public. It is part of the annual Beaufort International Film Festival, which will be held Feb. 19-24. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Beaufort History Museum, 713 Craven St., Beaufort. www.beauforthistorymuseum.com.


Hilton Head Island Bridge Club's Winter Workshops: The club's winter workshops will be held January through March. These workshops are for beginner, beginner plus, and intermediate players and are open to the general public. Tuesdays, “Cuebids and Counting” intermediate classes; and Fridays, beginner classes to learn how to play. $15. 10 a.m.-noon, Hilton Head Bridge Club, Port Royal Plaza, Hilton Head Island. kbwalsh@roadrunner.com.


“Arts Ob We People”: Winter Exhibition And Sale: A display of original work by emerging and leading artists that represents the life of Gullah people on Hilton Head Island and the surrounding Lowcountry. Artists will be available at various times throughout the exhibit. Private group tours are available by request. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Art League of Hilton Head Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.gullahcelebration.com

FEB. 1-3

Lean Ensemble Theater presents “A Doll's House, Part 2” By Lucas Hnath: In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children and begin a life on her own. This climactic event — when Nora slams the door on everything in her life — instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. In “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. Tickets are $40 for adults; $15 for students and active-duty military. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1and 2; 2 p.m. Feb. 3. Hilton Head Preparatory School Theater, 3000 Main St., Hilton Head Island. 843-715-6676 or www.leanensemble.org.

FEB. 1-15

Gullah Music Series Featuring Gospel Choirs: Celebrate and honor the spiritual thread that binds the African ancestors and the Gullah of today. Free. 7 p.m., Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 382 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. www.gullahcelebration.com.   

Outside Hilton Head’s Annual Recycle Your Jacket Program: In an effort to provide warm clothing to those in need, Outside Hilton Head is collecting donations of sweaters, coats and jackets in good condition and will donate to The Deep Well Project. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Outside Hilton Head, 50 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island.

FEB. 2

Ol’ Fashioned Gullah Breakfast: Enjoy a home-cooked traditional Gullah meal, prepared by members local Gullah community coordinated by Ooman Chef Louise Cohen. $12 a plate. 8 a.m.-noon, Cherry Hill School, 209 Dillon Road, Hilton Head Island.

Freedom Day: National Freedom Day was established in 1948 by President Harry Truman in remembrance of Feb. 1, 1865, the day President Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, outlawing slavery. Celebrate the day by exploring historic Mitchelville. Free. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Cherry Hill School, 209 Dillon Road, Hilton Head Island.

Bluffton Rotary Annual Oyster Roast: All-you-can-eat fresh roasted local oysters, homemade chili, bratwurst, hot dogs, and our famous hand-cut fresh fries, plus live music by The Chiggers. $35. 5-8 p.m., Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, Bluffton. www.townofbluffton.sc.gov.

SouperBowl of Caring for Second Helpings: Local restaurants will be serving up their favorite soups at Coligny Plaza, in the area between FISH Casual Coastal Seafood and Skillets. The event is a fundraiser for Second Helpings, a local charity that “rescues” food from area grocery stores and delivers it to food pantries. $10. Noon-4 p.m., Coligny Plaza, 1 N Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island.

Southern Coast Heart Ball: The annual Heart Ball celebrates efforts to build a foundation of health in the community and ensure everyone lives a longer, healthier life. The evening’s festivities will include dinner and a live auction. $225. 5:30-9:30 p.m., The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, 2 Grasslawn Ave., Hilton Head Island. 843-540-6338. 

HHSO Youth Conceerto Competition: The Hilton Head Symphony Youth Concerto Competition has been attracting the most talented young musicians from throughout the southeastern United Sates every year. The competition provides a rare opportunity for young musicians to perfect a concerto movement from the professional repertoire and perform at a level that far exceeds what is required in the studio. $15. 1:30-4:30 p.m. SoundWaves, 7 Lagoon Road, Hilton Head Island. 843- 842-2055 or www.hhso.org.

FEB. 3

Peacock Subaru and Palmetto Animal League Featured in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XV: In celebration of the event, Peacock Subaru will hold a Puppy Bowl Watch Party before the Super Bowl, complete with tailgating refreshments provided by One Hot Mama’s and music from co-host 104.9 The Surf. Palmetto Animal League will bring adoptable dogs to join the party, so you could leave the event with a new furry family member. 2:30-5 p.m., Peacock Subaru Hilton Head, 111 Drivers Way Suite A, Hardeeville. 843-208-1258 or www.peacockautomotive.com. 

FEB. 5

“Camellias: History and Romantic Stories of our ‘Winter Rose’”: Learn more about the Coastal Discovery Museum's Camellia Garden from Master Gardeners and garden founders Donna and Fred Manske, who will share legends of the camellia and tips on growing your own in the Lowcountry. $10; reservations are required. 10 a.m.-noon, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223.

Family and Friends Day: Join historic First African Baptist Church for a family night program focusing on traditional and contemporary Gullah songs. The program will be followed by a reception featuring samples of authentic Gullah food. Free. 7 p.m., First African Baptist Church, 70 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island.

FEB. 6

Palmetto Plant Eaters Club: The club is open to the public, and meets monthly to teach and support whole-food, plant-based vegan eating. This month’s guest speaker will be Mary Connor. Free. 6:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. www.palmettoplanteaters.com

FEB. 6, 13 & 20

The Intersection of Great Art and History: Candace Lovely will take us on a journey in time with background stories about the artists who documented historical events as viewed in the great museums of the world. Membership and registration fees for winter/spring are due immediately, unless you renewed your membership in the fall. The membership fee is $20 and the registration fee is $45. 1:30-3:30 p.m., TidePointe, 700 Tide Point Way, Hilton Head Island. www.lifelonglearninghhi.org.

FEB. 7

American Revolution Round Table-SC: The Round Table meets quarterly to explore historic events and people of the American Revolution era emphasizing the importance of the South. Douglas Bostick will speak about the work of the S.C. Battleground Preservation Trust. 11:30 a.m., social time and lunch; 1 p.m., speaker. The Golf Club at Indigo Run, 101 Berwick Drive, Hilton Head Island. 757-561-3035 or 843-707-7049.

FEB. 8

Handel & Bach: Featuring Handel’s Organ Concerto in G Minor Op 4. No. 3 and Bach’s Solo Cantata, “Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen,” sung by Rebecca Flaherty; both with chamber orchestra. $20 suggested donation. 7 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island.  843-681-8333 or www.allsaints-hhi.org.

Matt Nakoa at Music on Malphrus: Matt Nakoa is an internationally touring singer/songwriter, recently appearing at the White House and regularly with folk icon Tom Rush. His first album, “Light In The Dark,” was a sweeping pop opus, while “A Dozen Other Loves” explores an intimate acoustic palette. Doors open at 6, show starts at 7. $20. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. 843-837-3330 or www.uulowcountry.org.

Gullah Music Series Featuring the Voices of El Shaddai: Celebrate and honor the spiritual thread that binds African ancestors to the Gullah of today. This installment of the Gullah Celebration’s annual music series features the renowned Voice of El Shaddai. Free. 7 p.m., Queen Chapel AME Church, 114 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island.

An Evening with Handel and Bach: All Saints Episcopal Church’s concert series, Arts at All Saints will present a concert of Bach and Handel. $20 donation suggestion. 7 p.m., 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. www.allsaintsmusic-hhi.org.  

17thAnnualHHIMarathonMountainfilm on Tour: The tour will visit Hilton Head Island with films that will explore the themes connected to Mountainfilm’s mission: Using the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. $15 for matinees; $45 for evening gala. 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Coligny Theatre, Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head Island. For tickets, www.hhiacademy.com/events.

FEB. 9

17th Annual Hilton Head Island Marathon, Marathon Team Relay, Half Marathon & 8K Road Runners Club of America Regional Marathon Championship Race: This year, the Hilton Head Island Marathon has been chosen as the 2019 RRCA Marathon Southern Region Championship. All participants receive a colorful long sleeve tech T-shirt plus all marathon, half marathon and 8K finishers will receive a unique finisher’s medal. The Sonesta Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa will host a race expo and packet pickup from 4:30-8 p.m. Feb. 8. 7 a.m., Jarvis Creek Park, 100 Jarvis Park Road, Hilton Head Island. To register, Bear Foot Sports at 843-757-8520 or www.bearfootsports.com.

For the Love of Paws Valentine’s Day Fundraiser: Save the date for the annual For the Love of Paws Valentine's Day Fundraiser benefiting Hilton Head Humane Association. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8686.

TasteofGullah1Taste of Gullah: This one-of-kind afternoon filled with authentic Gullah dishes such as okra gumbo, conch stew, fried shrimp dusted in traditional Gullah seasonings, and classic barbecue favorites like char-grilled chicken and ribs. While you eat, enjoy the entertainment of several local artists like traditional dancers, musicians and storytellers. $12 a plate. Noon-3 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island.

Sweetheart Ball: This event is sure to keep you dancing all evening long with music performed by Stee and the Ear Candy. Tickets include a buffet of Lowcountry foods; a cash bar will be available. $65 a person or $650 for a reserved table of eight. 7-11 p.m., The Northridge Club, 435 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island.

Love Your Sound Craft Day: Bring the little ones by the Port Royal Sound Foundation’s Maritime Center for some Valentine’s Day fun. Create a one-of-a-kind gift for someone special just in time for Valentine’s Day. Recommended for ages 3-10. No registration necessary. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Port Royal Sound Foundation, 310 Okatie Highway, Okatie.

FEB. 9 & 10

19th Annual Low Country Home & Garden Show: The annual Low Country Home & Garden Show is back for its 19th year. Get inspired by new home and garden ideas and seminars, explore aisles of the latest home products and services, save money with show-only discounts, and have fun with activities for the whole family. Tickets are $7 for adults; free for children 16 and younger, as well as active-duty military and first responders; $6 for seniors ages 65 and older, and for retired military. Discount offers cannot be combined. Coupons only apply to adult admission. Military discount does not apply to dependents. 2 p.m. Feb. 9 and 5 p.m. Feb. 10. Savannah Convention Center, 1 International Drive, Savannah. www.savannahhomeandgardenshow.com.

FEB. 9-21

“Hilton Head Island Back In The Day: Through Eyes of Gullah Elders”: A feature-length documentary featuring Gullah elders, the descendants of freedmen, based on historic Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. They share their personal stories about their communities, farming, fishing, upbringing, church, education, Northern Migration, food ways, language and the developmet that came with the construction of the bridge in 1956 and how it greatly impacted their lives. Cost is $7. 7 p.m., Coligny Theater, 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island.

FEB. 10

Gullah Institute Presents “The Impact of the Great Migration on Gullah Culture”: Come hear from historians, authors and artists including a fireside chat with Dianne Britton Dunham and Anita Singleton Prather on the impact the Great Migration, from 1916 to 1970, had on the America South. Plus a special presentation of culture and community awards for outstanding leaders and supporters. $20; includes food and beverages. 4-6 p.m., The Northridge Club, 435 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island.

Helping Parents Heal: This is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting parents who have lost children, giving them support and resources to aid in the healing process. Everyone is welcome to join the group’s meeting. 1-3 p.m., The Unitarian Universalist Church, Malphrus Road, Bluffton. 201-233-6015.


“In the Eye of the Beholder”: Award-winning photographer Edith Wood has always loved the outdoors. She uses natural light and composition to capture perfect moments in time. Her photography exhibit “In the Eye of the Beholder” will showcase wildlife, landscape and macro photography. 3-5 p.m., Society of Bluffton Artists Gallery, 6 Church St., Old Town, Bluffton. 843-757-6586.

FEB. 12

Soul Food and Friends Cooking Classes: Great cooking is about more than recipes — it's about techniques. This is your chance to learn from celebrity chef Sallie Ann Robinson about traditional Gullah cooking and the history of the dishes that are staple meals of Gullah families and friends. Space is limited. $40. 6-8 p.m., The Northridge Club, 435 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island.

Evening Speaker Series: Ambassador Everett Briggs: Ambassador Everett Briggs will discuss the future of U.S.-Cuban foreign policy. $25. 5:15-7:15 p.m. University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Hilton Head Island Campus, 21 Office Park Road, Hilton Head Island.


”Blithe Spirit”: A Noel Coward comedy classic, “Blithe Spirit” is set at the house of writer Charles Condomine and his wife, Ruth. One evening, Charles invites local eccentric medium Madame Arcati to hold a séance at his house. He asks his friends Dr. and Mrs. Bradman to join them, intending to gather character inspiration from Madame Arcati for Condomine's latest book. Tickets are $39 for adults for performances Feb. 12-14 and $49 for performances Feb. 15-3; $26 for children ages 5-15 for performances Feb. 12-14 and $36 for Feb. 15-March 3. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.artshhi.com.

FEB. 13-17

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”: Hilton Head Preparatory School will continue its 2018-19 season with an all-school performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday); 2 p.m. Sunday. Main Street Theatre, 3000 Main Street, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-8506.

FEB. 13 & 27

Paint and Sip: Join us for a two-hour session and create memories that will last a lifetime. Exhibiting artists in the annual “Arts Ob We People” exhibit and sale will guide you with stroke-by-stroke instructions to ensure you paint your own unique masterpiece. $30, bring your snacks and beverages. 6-8 p.m. The Northridge Club, 435 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island.

FEB. 14

“Bird Songs: An Inspiration for Music”: This presentation will discuss birds and the music inspired by them. Non-Audubon members are welcome, but seating is limited. Free. 3-4:15 p.m., Palmetto Electric Cooperative’s Community Room, 111 Mathews Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-592-7968 or www.hiltonheadaudubon.org.

A Very LOVE-LY Evening: This is the perfect Valentines gift: Treat your loved one to an experience of delicious creations by Venue 1223 with Downtown Catering and be transported by local piano/vocal/ukulele duo As Husband & Wife. Enjoy the dinner and a show as they sing songs to remind us what love is really about. Ticket price includes three-course dinner and entertainment; for ages 21 and older. $60. 6 p.m., Venue 1223, 1223 May River Road, Bluffton. 231-330-3377.

FEB. 15

Gullah Music Series Featuring Male Choruses: Celebrate and honor the spiritual thread that binds the African ancestors and the Gullah of today. Free.7 p.m.,First African Baptist Church, 70 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island.

FEB. 16

Art of the Martini: The Society of Bluffton Artists will present its first big fundraiser of 2019 with Art of the Martini. The fun-filled evening will include live entertainment, two complimentary martinis for each person, hors d’oeuvres from The Cottage and unique offerings for a silent auction. Each guest will take home a free hand-painted martini glass to remember the evening. $45. 5-7 p.m., Oscar Frazier Community Center, 77 Shults Road, Bluffton. sobagallery.com.

The Gullah Market: An Arts, Crafts and Food Expo: An all-access experience to Gullah culture. The annual Gullah Market offers cultural demonstrations, authentic Gullah and African crafts and food, as well as an offering of traditional storytelling, music entertainment and the celebration of African-American authors. $10 for general admission; $5 for ages 5-12; free for those ages 4 and younger. Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island.

FEB. 17

Community Day at the Gullah Market: Experience the ties that bind the community of Gullah people through praise and worship followed by a community block party featuring a battle of marching bands, bounce castles, health screenings, and the Gullah Rappers. Plus, authentic art, food and beverages for sale. Proceeds from Community Day will benefit youth programs in Beaufort County. $10 for general admission; $5 for ages 5-12; free for those ages 4 and younger. Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island.

FEB. 18-22

Lowcountry Seafood Experience on the Water: A two-hour excursion that includes instruction on shrimping, oystering, clamming, and crabbing with a couple of the Lowcountry’s foremost watermen, Capt. Christopher and Matthew Shoemaker. They will demonstrate the skills required to “put food on the table.” After the work is done, guests will enjoy the fruits of their labor at Hudson’s Seafood House On the Docks. Times vary based on tide and weather conditions. Limited availability. $69 and includes a complimentary soft beverage or draft beer. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Hudson's Seafood House On the Docks, 1 Hudson Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-304-2878.

Rita Rudner: Check out award-winning comedienne Rita Rudner for an evening of laughs. Tickets are $49. 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-3945 or www.artshhi.com.

No School Art Days: Have the kids join us at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina for a fun-filled day of art making. Students should bring snacks and lunch. $55, and online pre-registration is required. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Alana Adams at aadams@artshhi.com or www.artshhi.com/workshops.

FEB. 20

Lowcountry Christian Women's Connection Luncheon: Kim Hall, director of Bluffton Self Help, will be the feature for the luncheon. Guests are encouraged to bring a non-perishable item to donate to Bluffton Self Help. Joyce Stryker from Columbus, Georgia, also will speak. $25. Hampton Hall Clubhouse, Bluffton. 843-705-7604. 

FEB. 21

Pitmaster 101: Our guest pitmaster Bryan Furman of B's Cracklin' BBQ prepares for the upcoming Pig Pickin' & Oyster Roast event. You will learn techniques and get to taste a preview of what's to come. Seating is limited. $39. 4:30-6:00 p.m., Waddell Mariculture Center, 211 Sawmill Creek Road, Bluffton. www.hiltonheadseafoodfestival.com/events

James Beard Foundation's Celebrity Chef Tour: The James Beard Foundation's Celebrity Chef Tour dinner series brings a taste of what happens at the James Beard House in New York City to our Island home. One-night-only, multi-course, line-to-table dinner with wine pairings featuring a diverse group of James Beard Foundation Award winners and nominees. Your ticket includes the ultimate experience, our patrons will enjoy champagne with the chefs and sommeliers joining us for the evening. $185. 6-10 p.m., Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort, 23 Ocean Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.hiltonheadseafoodfestival.com/events

The Palmetto Quilt Guild: Guest speaker is Valeria Hill, quilt teacher, longarm quilt teacher and Gammell sales rep from northeast Pennsylvania. The meeting is open to members and guests. Guest fee is $5. Noon-3 p.m. Hilton Head Beach & Tennis Club, 40 Folly Field Road, Hilton Head Island. palmettoquiltguild.org or Facebook.

Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island’s Holiday Luncheon: The Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island will host keynote speaker Kay Stanley, founder and CEO of Spartina 449, for its February luncheon. The luncheon is open to WAHHI members and the general public. Tickets are $30 for members and $38 for guests. Noon, Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, 130 Shipyard Dr, Hilton Head Island. www.wahhi.org or Anne Lambdin at 443-418-6445 or reservations@wahhi.org. 

FEB. 22

All Saints on Broadway: Members of the Parish Choir will perform an array of music from Broadway. Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served during the performance.  $25. 6:30 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8333 or www.allsaints-hhi.org.

Pig Pickin' + Oyster Roast:  Join us for the quintessential Lowcounty family-style culinary celebration as Hilton Head’s best chefs, celebrity guest chefs and pitmasters prepare local shrimp, whole hogs, whole chickens, chopped barbecue and all the side dishes. $79. 6-9 p.m., Waddell Mariculture Center, 211 Sawmill Creek Road, Bluffton. www.hiltonheadseafoodfestival.com/events

Adoption Event at PetSmart Bluffton: The Hilton Head Humane Association will hold an adoption event where many furry friends will be eagerly waiting to find their forever families. Noon-2 p.m., 30 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. 843-836-2020.

Gullah Music Series Featuring Gospel Classics: This installation in the Gullah Celebration’s annual music series features the St. James Baptist Church Choir and Time 4 Two. Free. 7 p.m., St. James Baptist Church, 209 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island.

“A Prayer For Compassion”: The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry bring the film “A Prayer For Compassion” and its director Thomas Jackson to Bluffton for an exclusive prescreening. Join us for the full film and a Q&A with Jackson. $10 donation will benefit the social justice work of UUCL and the film's final funding. 6 p.m., 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. 843-816-6179

Broadway at All Saints Episcopal Church: The “Saints on Broadway” concert will feature the entire choir as well various solos and ensembles from within the group and some special guests from the community. $25. 6:30 p.m., 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8333.

FEB. 23

Saturday Seafood Festival: The family-friendly headlining event features area restaurants and chefs serving up seafood specialties and other tasty cuisine, celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, expanded kids activities, David M. Carmines Foundation silent auction, beer garden, artisan market, mixology demonstrations and more. Live music by Deas-Guyz. $10 a person ages 10 and older; free for children younger than 10. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Historic Honey Horn Plantation, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.hiltonheadseafoodfestival.com/events.     

FEB. 24

Seafood, Champagne + Gullah Sunday Brunch: Music, bottomless bloody mary bar and brunch collide for the perfect waterfront experience. The special menu is filled with Southern classics as well as new dishes, along with raw bar and modern takes on culinary classics. $69. 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Hudson's Seafood House On the Docks, 1 Hudson Road, Hilton Head Island. www.hiltonheadseafoodfestival.com/events.

Pet Adoption Event at PetSmart Hilton Head: Hilton Head Humane Association will hold an adoption event where many furry friends will be eagerly waiting to find their forever families. Noon-2 p.m., 430 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843- 341-2981.

FEB. 25

4th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show and Luncheon: The fashion show, clothes and jewelry sale, cash bar, raffles and luncheon will benefit the Southern Coast American Heart Association, which provides CPR education in local schools. Fashions are provide by Aiden Lane (formerly Affordables Apparel) and the event is hosted by service organization GFWC Woman’s League of the Lowcountry, which supports nonprofit organizations in Beaufort and Jasper counties. $35. 11 a.m., Sonesta Resort Hilton Head, 130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island. Mary O’Brien, mob0715@gmail.com, or Nancy Smith, flygirlsuncity@gmail.com.

FEB. 28

Gullah Music Series Featuring Gospel Choirs: Celebrate and honor the spiritual thread that binds the African ancestors and the Gullah of today. Free. 7 p.m., Central Oak Grove Baptist Church, 161 Matthews Drive, Hilton Head Island.

The Royal Flush Casino Night: The casino-themed party will feature heavy hors-d’oeuvres, an open bar, live music, dancing and complimentary casino. $55 and $85 for couples. 7 p.m., Savannah Station, 601 Cohen St., Savannah. 720-982-8779.



“Jaume Plensa: Talking Continent”: Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by the internationally celebrated artist Jaume Plensa titled “Talking Continents.” 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Jepson Center, 207 W York St., Savannah. 912-790-8800 or www.telfair.org.


“Jewels & Jeans”: The Beaufort County Foundation for Educational Excellence will host its annual “Jewels & Jeans” fundraiser. This year’s event will honor Dr. Jane Upshaw for her many decades of dedication to education in the Lowcountry. $65. 6-9:30 p.m., Country Club of Hilton Head, 70 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-415-2331.


“Programs at Savannah Natural Wildlife Refuge”: Russ Webb will be discuss “Programs at the Savannah Natural Wildlife Refuge.” Free. 3-4:15 p.m., Palmetto Electric Cooperative’s Community Room, 111 Mathews Drive, Hilton Head Island. Non-Audubon members are welcome, but seating is limited. 843-592-7968 or www.hiltonheadaudubon.org.


AnEveningInItalyAn Evening in Italy Wine Dinner: The evening will include dining, wine pairings, live music and a limited live auction. All proceeds raised by CRF, now in its 27th year, benefit the Lowcountry’s special needs children and their families. $250. Venue 1223, May River Road, Bluffton.  www.thechildrensrelieffund.org.


Telfair Museums Brings Rembrandt to Savannah: This spring, an exhibition of etchings by Dutch 17th-century master Rembrandt van Rijn will be on view at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Jepson Center, 207 W. York St., Savannah. 912-790-8800 or www.telfair.org.  


Lowcountry Recycling: Ashley Jenkins and Cindy Cater will be our guest speakers with the topic “Lowcountry Recycling”. Free. 3-4:15 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, Sea Island Room, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Non-Audubon members are welcome, but seating is limited. 843-592-7968 or www.hiltonheadaudubon.org.

MARCH 5-31

SoBA’s 25th Annual Judged Show: Lowcountry artists are invited to submit their works of art for The Society of Bluffton Artists’ 25th annual judged show. To be eligible for an award, a minimum of seven pieces must be displayed in any one of the following categories: acrylic, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, watercolor or 3-D. Pre-registration is required by stopping by the gallery. The deadline for entries is 9-11 a.m., March 4. Exhibit runs from March 5-31. Registration cost is $25 for SoBA members; $45 for non-members. Society of Bluffton Artists, 6 Church St., Bluffton. 843-757-6586 or www.sobagallery.com.


“Where’s the Wag Wednesday?”: Receive clues via the Hilton Head Humane Association’s Facebook page to determine where the event will be each week. If you guess the location and the dog the humane association is bringing to the event, you’ll win a prize. Noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays. 843-681-8686 or membership@hhhumane.org.

Beach Yoga: Enjoy beautiful views of the ocean as you relax and focus on strength, flexibility and balance. Please bring a beach towel to use as your yoga mat and meet our instructor on the beach behind the Sea Pines Beach Club. $15/adult. Reservations are required. 8 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com/events.

Garvin-Garvey House Tours: Visit the newly restored Garvin-Garvey House for a guided tour. $5. By appointment from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton. www.townofbluffton.sc.gov/garvin-garvey.

Farmers Market of Bluffton: The market now has additional public parking provided by the town of Bluffton. An artisan showcase on the first Thursday of every month highlights a rotating group of local artists and their craftsmanship. Keep an eye out for new food and farm vendors and find your next favorite thing. 1-6 p.m., Thursdays, 1271 May River Road, Bluffton. www.farmersmarketbluffton.org.

Historic Tours by Bicycle: Take a ride along the waterfront corridor of Squire Pope Road and learn about Hilton Head Island’s unique and rich history, including its Native American history, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the Gullah community and more. The tour lasts about 90 minutes and is safe, casual and fun. Helmets are required; bug spray and water are suggested. Bring your own bike. $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 10 and older. 10 a.m. Wednesdays, leaving from 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. www.heritagelib.org.

Tea Time at Rose Hill Mansion: Experience afternoon tea at a beautiful plantation house in the Lowcountry. Selections include custom crafted teas, elegant finger sandwiches and heavenly desserts. Small groups or large groups welcome; reservations are required. $40 per person. 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Rose Hill Mansion, 199 Rose Hill Way, Bluffton. 843-757-6046.

Golf Clinics for All Ages: Group and individual golf programs for adults and juniors led by PGA professional Jeff Picus of Excel and Enjoy Golf Academy. Registration is required. Times vary, Country Club of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Island. 843-295-8888 or classapro@pga.com.

Adult Paint and Play: Paint and Play is an adult wine and paint night of fun entertainment for all skill levels — no experience needed. Relax, unwind and let out your inner creativity as artist Kristin Griffis helps you create your own finished piece of artwork. Thursdays, Art League Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-5738 or www.artleaguehhi.org.

Fishing & Crabbing Lessons: Ben Green with Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church on Squire Pope Road will offer a free missionary program that teaches children fishing and crabbing skills. 4 p.m. Saturdays, Rowing & Sailing Center, 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-816-0172.

Guided Tours of Heyward House Museum and Welcome Center: The museum offers guided tours of the four-room Carolina farmhouse and two outbuildings, which are filled with interesting artifacts and furnishings from the late 1800s into the 1920s. Tours last approximately 45 minutes to an hour and are offered as visitors arrive unless previously scheduled. $10; reservations are not required except for groups of 10 or more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, Heyward House Museum and Welcome Center, 70 Boundary St., Bluffton. www.heywardhouse.org.

Power Hour Industry Night: Club Seats Grille will host the best industry night ever. Specials include $5 Solo cup and $0.25 domestic drafts for the hour, along with other great specials. 10-11 p.m., Thursdays, Club Seats Grille, 2600 Main St., Unit 102, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-2582 or www.cheapseatsrestaurantgroup.com.

Tasty Tuesday at Rollers Wine & Spirits: Wine and cheese tasting every Tuesday. $15. 9 Palmetto Bay Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1200 or www.rollerswineandspirits.com.

Tuesday Morning History Programs: Weekly history programs about the history of Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry. $10; reservations required. 10:30 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Heritage Library, 2 Corpus Christi, Suite 100, Hilton Head Island. www.heritagelib.org.

Hilton Head Ancestry Program: $15 for Heritage Library members; $20 for non-members. Wednesdays, The Heritage Library. 2 Corpus Christi, Suite 100, Hilton Head Island. www.heritagelib.org

Tour of the Civil War Battery: Join the Heritage Library for a guided tour of the Civil War battery on Skull Creek in Hilton Head Plantation, which was built to protect Port Royal Sound and the Seabrook Coaling Station and named after Gen. Ormsby Mitchel. $12 for adults and $7 for children; reservations required. 10 a.m. Thursdays, Fort Mitchel, 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.heritagelib.org.

Zion Living History Tours: “Meet” historical characters who lived on Hilton Head Island during the antebellum period and see inside the oldest existing structure on the island. $12 for adults and $7 for children; reservations required. 10 a.m. Wednesdays, corner of William Hilton Parkway and Mathews Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org.

Deas Guyz at The Jazz Corner: Deas Guyz features an entertaining mix of Motown, R&B, pop, rock, reggae and dance beats. $10. 8-11 p.m. Sundays, The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island.

“Fat Tuesdays — A Swingin’ Celebration of New Orleans & Beyond”: The Jazz Corner Ensemble features pianist Eric Jones, bassist Dave Masteller and percussionist Chris Russell, with rotating special guests including saxophonist Dean St. Hillaire, trumpeter James Berry and more. $7. 8-11 p.m. Tuesdays, The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island.

“Jazz in the Key of Life”: Pianist and vocalist Lavon Stevens is joined by drummer Jimmy Charles, bassist/vocalist Clarence Williams and rotating weekly special guests including vocalist Louise Spencer, saxophonist Stutz Wimmer, guitarist Jimmy Ward and more. $7. 8-11 p.m. Thursdays, The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island.