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Your Week Ahead on Hilton Head Island & Bluffton


Your Week Ahead:  

Looking for something fun to do this week? Find everything that is happening around the Lowcountry in our event calendar.

SEPT. 1-30

SEPTEMBER WINE TASTING EXPERIENCE: FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS. Take “hometown, homegrown” to the next level with Partout’s tailgate-inspired wine tasting and pairing experience. Includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and five wines. An in-home tasting experience for up to eight people (larger parties available). 678-492- 1059 or partout.wine.

SEPT. 22

MARINE INVERTEBRATES: Dive deep into the life of smaller marine creatures during this hands-on interactive experience. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children ages 4-12. 6-7 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.

SEPT. 23-24

SVETLANA & THE DELANCEY FIVE AT THE JAZZ CORNER: A Night at the Speakeasy, “Making Hot Jazz Sound Cool.” $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842- 8620 or thejazzcorner.com.

SEPT. 24

NATIVE PLANT SALE: The Coastal Discovery Museum will have over 90 native plant species for sale to cover diverse landscaping needs, from vines to blooming bushes to butterfly-friendly plants. Native plants have the advantage of being adapted to the local environment and therefore require little or no care at all. One-gallon potted plants are $9, threegallon potted plants are $16. Cash or check only. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689- 6767, ext. 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.

BLUFFTEMBER FEST SUNSET PARTY: Enjoy an outdoor music festival and Oktoberfest celebration on the May River, featuring live music, arts and crafts, and more. Lawn chairs are permitted; no outdoor food or drinks allowed. Cost is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 3-8 p.m., Oyster Factory Park, 55 Wharf Street, Bluffton. 843-757-8520 or blufftonsunsetparty.com.

LOWCOUNTRY BOIL: Enjoy a Lowcountry boil to benefit the Lowcountry Legal Volunteers, featuring live music, a community beer garden, and more. Tickets are $50. 5-8 p.m., The Sands, Port Royal, Hilton Head Island. 843-815-1570 or lclv.org.

LOWCOUNTRY BOOK CLUB CONVENTION: The Lowcountry Book Club Convention is ideal for book club members, those interested in joining a book club, or anyone who simply loves the joy of reading. Featuring author events, a tour of the Culinary Institute, book signings, and more. Registration fee is $15-$40. 9:30-3:30 p.m., Culinary Institute of the South, 1 Venture Drive, Bluffton. 843-379-7025 or patconroyliterarycenter.org.

SHRIMP FESTIVAL: This family-friendly event will feature savory shrimp dishes prepared by 18 Hilton Head-area chefs, craft beers from more than 14 breweries, specialty vendors, a Kids Zone, and live music. Early bird admission is $60 for adults over 21, $40 for non-drinking adults, free for children under 8. 1-4 p.m., Harbour Town, Hilton Head Island. 866-561- 8802 or seapinesresort.com.

WING AND CHILI COOK OFF: Guests are the judge as the Salty Dog chefs go head-to-head to determine who can craft the tastiest wings and chili in South Beach. Free admission. The Salty Dog, 232 South Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-2233 or saltydog.com.


EXHIBIT: “SURROUNDINGS… CAPTURING THE LOWCOUNTRY ON CANVAS”: Artist Robin Sue Ross will have her impressionistic paintings on display, featuring colorful tributes to the Lowcountry landscape. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Mondays-Saturdays; 12-4 p.m., Sundays. Art League Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or artleaguehhi.org.

SEPT. 26

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT: This annual golf tournament will celebrate 25 years of fun, fellowship, and building homes with tournament proceeds going to families in need of a safe place to live. Player fee is $250. 9 a.m., Oldfield Club, 130 Oldfield Way, Bluffton. 843-681-5864 or habitathhi.org.

SEPT. 29

ART AND APPETIZERS: Enjoy an evening of art and appetizers to support Memory Matters. The event will feature three local artists who will have their work on display: Amos Hummell, HeeJune Shin, and Pam White. Free admission. 4:30-7 p.m., Memory Matters, 117 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842- 6688 or mymemorymatters.org.

SEA TURTLE PAINT PARTY: Let your creative juices flow during this fun and informal painting party. Explore the joys of color blending, working with shapes and brush strokes, and expressing yourself in an inspirational atmosphere. Cost is $35, includes all supplies. Suitable for ages 7 and older. 5-7 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.

SEPT. 30

CONCERT: “A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES”: Join the Hilton Head Choral Society for an evening of familiar cinematic tunes, including songs from movies like Saving Private Ryan, Star Wars, Home Alone, Gladiator, Prince of Egypt, and more. The concert will take audience members on a cinematic journey through the decades with musical pieces for all ages. Tickets are $15-$40. 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-341-3818 or hiltonheadchoralsociety.org.

SEPT. 30-OCT. 1

NOEL FREIDLINE AND MARIA HOWELL AT THE JAZZ CORNER: Reimagining Motown. $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842- 8620 or thejazzcorner.com.







OCT. 1

LOW COUNTRY FISH AND GRITS MUSIC FESTIVAL: Family-friendly festival at the Lowcountry Celebration Park on HHI. Bringing awareness to the Gullah Geechee culture with a mix of international and local musical talent, unique crafts, and indigenous cuisine. 1-6 p.m. fishandgritsmusicfest.com

OCT. 1

COMMUNITY YARD SALE: High Tide Restoration and Cleaning is hosting a Community Yard Sale and offering booth space to those with stuff to sell. Register soon for booth space. Free. 7 a.m.-12 p.m., High Tide Restoration and Cleaning, 322 Spanish Wells Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-422-7360 or hightiderestoration. com.

NOV. 6

BIKE BLUFFTON: The Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton will host a premier cycling fundraising event in November to raise money for the Club. The ride will feature four routes for everyone from avid cyclists to families looking for a fun morning out. After the event, participants can enjoy food, music, and activities. Registration costs start at $50. 8 a.m., The Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton, 100 H. E. McCracken Circle, Bluffton. 843-757-2845 or bgcbluffton.org.




INDIGO TIE DYE: Learn how indigo dye is made from a plant and use it to create a tie- dyed T-shirt to take home. All supplies are provided. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children. 1:30 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.


SEA TURTLES: Learn about nesting sea turtles on Hilton Head’s beaches and how to protect this endangered species, led by marine biologist Amber Kuehn. Event will be held rain or shine. Bring a chair or towel. Donations suggested. 8-9 p.m., Lowcountry Celebration Park, 94 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island. seaturtlepatrolhhi.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. Cost is $400 per month. 10 a.m., 1 p.m. 843-842-6688 or mymemorymatters.org.

Mondays through Saturdays

SMITH STEARNS TENNIS ACADEMY: SUMMER TENNIS CAMP: Smith Stearns provides top-notch tennis instruction, worldclass coaching, excellent match play and an overall fantastic program to help students achieve their tennis goals. Programs are available daily and weekly for match play ready kids, ages 8 through college level. Private lessons are also available. Camps run each week through Labor Day weekend. 843-363-4789 or smithstearns.com.


HILTON HEAD ISLAND FARMERS MARKET Support our local farmers and producers and take home fresh produce, pasture-raised chicken, free-range rabbit, pork, seafood, salsa, sausage, cookies, bread, she-crab soup and more. Entrance and parking are free. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum. 70 Honey Horn Dr, Hilton Head Island. 843-473-5231 or hhifarmersmarket.com.


OPEN MIC NIGHT AT CORKS: Show up and 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 corkswinecobluffton.com.


THE FARMERS & MAKERS MARKET: Celebrate fresh, celebrate local. Enjoy the colorful displays that grow and change each week throughout the season at this charming, weekly festival. Now in its 9th year, the Market will present more fresh, local produce, more seafood, more breads and baked goods, and more crafts, artisans and “makers” than ever before. Free admission. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., The Shops at Sea Pines Center, 71 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-5699 or theshopsatseapinescenter.com.


ZION CEMETERY AND BAYNARD MAUSOLEUM COSTUMED CEMETERY TOUR: Visit the gravesites of four Revolutionary War heroes and learn about the blood skirmish fought just a few steps away. $15 Adult/$10 Child, 10:30 a.m., Corner of U.S. 278 & Matthews Dr, Hilton Head Island. Reservations required- 843- 686-6560 or heritagelib.org.

Wednesdays, Fridays

CRITTER MEET AND GREET: Drop by this casual “Meet and Greet” to learn about the alligators, snakes, and a few other fun critters that share Hilton Head Island with us. Take this opportunity to see animals up close, get hands-on and hold a critter or two, take pictures of or with your favorite critters, and learn more about these amazing animals and how to safely share the Lowcountry with them. Cost is $10. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223, or coastaldiscovery.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 coastaldiscovery.org.


DUELING PIANOS SHOW: The only Dueling Pianos Show on Hilton Head Island takes place each Thursday night on the Rooftop Bar. 8-11 p.m., Rooftop Bar at Poseidon, 38 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-341-3838 or therooftophhi.com.


FARMERS MARKET OF BLUFFTON: Meet local farmers, chefs and artisans every Thursday on Boundary Street. Buy a fresh assortment of strawberries, produce, beets, potatoes and more. Also hear local, live entertainment and educational lectures. Noon-5 p.m., Martin Family Park, 68 Boundary Street, Bluffton. 843-415-2447 or farmersmarketbluffton.org.


HISTORIC FORT MITCHEL TOURS: Immerse yourself in the fascinating Civil War history of Hilton Head Island with a visit to Fort Mitchel. Costumed characters and an expert tour guide will demonstrate the vital historic importance of this place and the role the fort and its namesake, General Mitchel, played in shaping Hilton Head history, including historic Mitchelville. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for children. 10:30-11:30 a.m., Hilton Head Plantation, 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6560 or heritagelib.org.


LCC KIDS STORYTIME: This fun weekly event is a great opportunity for your Pre-K little ones to listen to stories, make new friends, and for parents to socialize too. Plus, children will enjoy crafts, flannel board interactive stories, and playtime. Free. 10-11 a.m., LowCountry Community Church, 801 Buckwalter Parkway, Bluffton. 843-836- 1101 or lowcountrycc.org.

Thursdays, Fridays

SIT AND STITCH: Enjoy knitting, crochet, needlepoint, rug hook practice as Needlepoint Junction stays open late. All levels welcome. Outside food and drink permitted. Free. Virtual Thursdays 3 p.m.; In-person Fridays 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Needlepoint Junction, Suite J-7-E, Village at Wexford, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8488 or needlepointjunctionhhi.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 shopneedlepointjunction.com.


BEGINNER SHAG LESSONS AND SOCIAL DANCING: The Hilton Head Island Carolina Shag Club will host Friday night beginner shag lessons, followed by social dances. Lessons are open to couples, singles, and anyone who loves to dance. Dances are open to the public and all styles of dancers: shag, ballroom, swing, country, or line. Fee is $5. 5:30 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 829 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-6008 or hiltonheadshagclub.com.


MARINA MORNINGS: OUTDOOR YOGA: Practice yoga on the pavilion at Shelter Cove, with draft kombucha to follow. All levels welcome. Cost is $20. 8 a.m., Pure Salt Studios, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-707-7027 or puresaltstudios.com.



ALLIGATOR AND WILDLIFE TOUR: Alligator and 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 h2osports.com.

COLIGNY SUMMER MUSIC: Join Coligny at the Center Stage every night this summer for live music Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day weekend. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Coligny Plaza, 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-6050 or colignyplaza.org.

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 seapines.com.

TRAIL RIDES THROUGH THE SEA PINES FOREST PRESERVE WITH LAWTON STABLES : Meander through the preserve on horseback for the true feel of the untouched Lowcountry. Trail riders must be at least 8 years old. Reservations are required. 843-671- 2586 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. palmettodunes.com.

SALTY DOG WEEKLY EVENTS: Have fun in South Beach with the Salty Dog. Nightly events include Turtle Trackers on Mondays and Sundays, Juggling on Tuesdays and Saturdays, Dance Party on Wednesdays and Fridays, Colorpalooza on Thursdays. Times vary. Salty Dog Cafe, 232 South Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843- 671-2233 or saltydog.com.

THE HARBOUR TOWN LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM: Explore Hilton Head Island’s rich history and learn the story behind its famous lighthouse in a unique, museum-like setting. Admission is $4.25/ person, complimentary for children ages 5 and younger. 149 Lighthouse Rd. 843-671-2810 or harbourtownlighthouse.com.