March 2021 Calendar of Events

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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

VIRTUAL AUTHOR CHAT: “SHRIMP TALES”: Join author Beverly Bowers Jennings for a discussion of her book “Shrimp Tales,” which portrays the history of people, places and boats of the Southeastern shrimping industry. Tickets are $5. 3-4 p.m. Register for Zoom link. 843-686-6560 or

VIRTUAL CLASS: “ACRYLIC KNIFE PAINTING”: Join Art League instructor Julie Schroeder and create a beach scene on two 8-by-10 canvases. Cost is $40 for guests, $36 for members. 1:30-4 p.m. Register for Zoom link. 843-681-5060 or


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 

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.

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 


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.

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


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


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

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


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


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.

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


WORKSHOP: “THE ART OF INDIGO DYEING”: A workshop with artists Leanne Coulter and Rhonda Davis. Participants will dye a 60-inch cotton silk scarf in a natural indigo vat, while learning about the indigo craft. Cost is $35. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Morris Center, 10782 S. Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or

SHAMROCK RUNHILTON HEAD SHAMROCK RUN: This fun and colorful 5K features a course through Pope Avenue and North Forest Beach Drive. Everyone is encouraged to wear green and a percentage of proceeds from the event will benefit local Hilton Head charities. Cost is $35. 8 a.m., New York City Pizza, 81 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island. 843-757-8520 or

SOUTH BEACH SHAMROCK HUNT: Join this fun, family-friendly scavenger hunt that includes scattered clues, prizes and treats all around South Beach. Free. 8-11 a.m., The Salty Dog, South Beach, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-2233 or


BLUFFTON ARTISAN MARKET: An open-air market featuring 15 local makers with live music and food trucks. Free admission. 1-5 p.m., Burnt Church Distillery, 120 Bluffton Road, Bluffton. “Like” the event on Facebook. BLUFFTON ARTISAN MARKET


yogakidsYOGA KIDS: A yoga class designed for kids. Basic yoga poses will be introduced to help develop a balanced heart and head. Students can participate in-person or via Zoom. Suitable for ages 5-10. Cost is $20 per child, $10 per sibling for non-members; $12 per child, $5 per sibling for members. 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Sandbox at Tanger 2, 1414 Fording Island Road, Suite E180, Bluffton. 843-705-6253 or


VIRTUAL LECTURE: “WOMEN IN RECONSTRUCTION”: Learn about the power of education and resourcefulness from the stories of three different women who ended up in Beaufort and the Sea Islands in 1862. Free. 6 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 


MARTINIS AT THE MANSION: The Mansion on Forsyth Park’s charity networking series will take place on the third Thursday of every month to benefit a different local nonprofit. Admission is a suggested $5 donation. 5:30-7 p.m., Mansion on Forsythe Park, 700 Drayton Street, Savannah. 912-238-5158 or


ART LEAGUE SEEKS ARTISTS: The Art League of Hilton Head invites artists to enter their 27th National Juried Exhibit, featuring over $5,000 in cash prizes. All works of art selected by jurors will be on display at Art League Gallery. The application deadline is March 19. The fee to enter is $35, then $10 per additional entry (limit three). 843-681-5060 or

MARCH 19-20 

SIP SAVORSIP & SAVOR: A SEASIDE WEEKEND: Indulge in a sampling of some of the area’s finest spirits, wine, beer, seafood and other Lowcountry favorites during this weekend-long event. Featuring three signature events: a Lowcountry Oyster Roast & BBQ, Mimosas on the Marsh, and a Wine Pairing Dinner. Tickets are $60-$135. Times and locations vary.

MARCH 19-21 

GRAND JETÉ: The SC Governor’s School for the Arts event will bring together our state’s thriving dance community with a student ballet competition, master classes and workshops for teachers. High school juniors and seniors who are considering college options can be seen by recruiters from the nation’s top dance programs. Register online at 864-282-3945. 


BREW-YOGA: Enjoy one hour of instruction, followed by two pints of beer or a pint of beer and appetizer. Cost is $20. 10:30-11:30 a.m., Southern Barrel Brewing Company Tavern, 375 Buckwalter Place Boulevard, Bluffton. 843-837- 2337 or

NATIVE PLANT SALE: A variety of native plants will be available for purchase to cover diverse landscaping needs. From vines to blooming bushes, native plants can adapt to the local environment and require very little or no care at all. Free entry. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or


OYSTER ROAST: A fun outdoor oyster roast featuring live music by Tru Gentleman. Enjoy buckets of local oysters, Lowcountry boil, snow crab, local peel & eat shrimp, beer, wine and cocktail specials. Free entry. 3 p.m., Black Marlin Bayside Grill, 86 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-4950 or

MARCH 20-28 

WOMEN’S WELLNESS WEEK: An empowering week filled with financial, spiritual, physical and mental wellness. Also includes an art exhibit by women for women, plus multiple events, workshops and presentations. The keynote speaker is Dr. Linda Bell, SC State Epidemiologist. Event times and locations vary. 843-521-4145 or


BOYS & GIRLS CLUB GALA TELETHON: The Club has partnered with WSAV to produce a special telethon. Tune in to hear from tennis legend Stan Smith, WSAV host Andrew Davis, past Club members, entertainment and the kids of the Boys and Girls Club. 7-8 p.m. Check your local listings for channel information. 843-689-3646 or


ENVIRONMENTAL AND CULTURAL SPEAKER SERIES: Dr. Ahmad Ward and Dee Phillips will present “Mitchelville Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” for this Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island’s virtual event. Free for members. 5 p.m. Register for Zoom link.

VIRTUAL LECTURE: “BACKYARDS FOR BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES”: Lois Lewis and Leslie Natoli will present about local species of birds and butterflies. 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


USCB LUNCH WITH AUTHOR: Join author Patti Callahan Henry, “Becoming Mrs. Lewis.” Cost is $45. 9 a.m., Breakfast; Noon, Lunch. Belfair Club, 200 Belfair Oaks Boulevard, Bluffton. 843-521-4145 or

MARCH 25 - 27

LAGOS Trunk Show: Spring has always been a season synonymous with optimism and renewal; a fresh start and new beginnings. Lagos' spring collection carries an uplifting message of love and hope, the inspiration behind Lagos' theme of True Love, True Blue. Join us March 25 - 27 during our Lagos Trunk Show at Forsythe Jewelers to view the new collections of Maya, Blue Ceramic, Caviar and more! Enjoy a complimentary gift with purchase. RSVP to 843-671-7070 or

MARCH 25-27 

HHCA SPRING MUSICAL: Hilton Head Christian Academy presents its spring musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Showings outdoors at its new Bluffton campus. Times vary. 3088 Bluffton Parkway, Bluffton. 843-681-2878 or


COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS WITH ALEX: Join Alex Brown of Town Council Ward 1. Free. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Hilton Head Community Rowing and Sailing Center, 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. 


DISCOVERY LECTURE: “NEXT STEPS FOR MITCHELVILLE”: Featuring Dr. Ahmad Ward, Executive Director of Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park. Discusses how the organization pivoted to digital, plus future plans site. $10 for guests, $5 for members. 2 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or



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 


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 coastaldiscoverymuseum. 843- 689-6767 or


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


FARMERS MARKET OF BLUFFTON: Visit the new location: Green Street at Martin Family Park in Old Town Bluffton. Live music and seating at the Heyward House. Farm, fresh local produce, flowers, meats, dairy, seafood, honey, baked goods, pastas, sweets, specialty foods, and prepared food. Educational lectures, community outreach, kids activities, yoga, and more. Thursdays 12-5 p.m. 843-415-2447.


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


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


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. 


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


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



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


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.


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