Your Week Ahead on Hilton Head Island & Bluffton

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Your Week Ahead:  

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

FEB. 1-28 

25TH ANNUAL GULLAH CELEBRATION: A celebration of Gullah art, food, music and people. This year’s events include the Arts Ob We People Art Exhibition and Sale, A Taste of Gullah, Soul Food and Friends Cooking Series, Ol’ Fashioned Gullah Breakfast and Freedom Day. Event dates, times, locations and ticket prices vary. www.gullahcelebration.com.

FEB. 2-28 

NOISES OFF: A play-within-a-play about an ambitious director and his troupe of mediocre actors. $50 for adults, $37 for children. Times vary. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or artshhi.com.

chamberFEB. 20-27

CHAMBER RESTAURANT WEEK: The Chamber’s 13th annual Restaurant Week features more than 70 Bluffton and Hilton Head Island restaurants offering specially-priced menus for participants. Visit www.hiltonheadchamber.org for a list of participating restaurants.

FEB. 26-27

THE JEREMY WOLF GROUP AT THE JAZZ CORNER: $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com.

oysterroastFEB. 26

LOWCOUNTRY OYSTER ROAST: All-you-can-eat steamed local oysters, Lowcountry boil, pulled pork, seafood chowder and chili. Drinks sold separately. Admission is $50 for adults, $40 for ages 17 and under. 5-8 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-7273 or hiltonheadoysterfestival.com.

FEB. 27

LOWCOUNTRY GLASS MOSAICS: Glass artist Pat Stone leads this four-hour workshop where attendees will create a luminous mosaic suncatcher. Learn how to safely cut glass, follow mosaic patterns and grout pieces. Cost is $50. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Morris Center, 10782 S. Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or morrisheritagecenter.org.

FEB. 27

SPRING OYSTER ROAST: Enjoy a toasty fire pit and buckets of fresh, local oysters. Featuring live music and waterfront family fun. Free entry. 4 p.m., The Salty Dog, South Beach, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-2233 or saltydog.com.Boulevard, Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or morrisheritagecenter.org.

THROUGH FEB. 28

SAVOR SEA PINES: The Lowcountry’s newest epicurean festival brings some of the finest chefs in the world to Hilton Head Island for a month-long celebration of food, wine and spirits. Dates, times, locations and ticket prices vary. savorseapines.com.

THROUGH FEB. 28

TREASURES OF OUR COASTAL STATE: A juried and curated exhibit of art by the members of the South Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Women Artists. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays; 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sundays. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or coastaldiscovery.org.

THROUGH MARCH 19

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 artleaguehhi.org.

MARCH 2

VIRTUAL LECTURE: “Antebellum Women and Music in South Carolina”: 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 morrisheritagecenter.org.

MARCH 2

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 heritagelib.org.

MARCH 2

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 artleaguehhi.org.

 

 

 

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MARCH 18

LOWCOUNTRY SPEAKER SERIES: Tickets are on sale now for the next Lowcountry Speaker Series in March. This rescheduled live lecture will feature Robert O’Neill, one of the most highly decorated combat veterans of our time. Cost is $85-$150. 4 p.m. or 7:30 p.m., Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-823-4111 or lowcountryspeakerseries.com.

 

ONGOING EVENTS 

MONDAYS

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 coastaldiscovery.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. Free. 10 a.m., 1 p.m. 843-842-6688 or mymemorymatters.org.

TUESDAYS

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. to 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.

SIT 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 needlepointjunctionhhi.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, 11 a.m., Corner of U.S. 278 & Matthews Dr, Hilton Head Island. Reservations required- 843-686-6560 or heritagelib.org

TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS

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 puresaltstudios.com.

WEDNESDAYS

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 heritagelib.org.

THURSDAYS

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. Cost is $5. 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 Calhoun Street. Buy a fresh assortment of strawberries, produce, beets, potatoes and more. Also, hear local, live entertainment and see Chef demonstrations. Noon-3 p.m., Calhoun Street, Bluffton. 843-415-2447 or farmersmarketbluffton.org.

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 scartstudio.com.

DAILY EVENTS

FRIDAYS

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.

SATURDAYS

ALLIGATOR 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 h2osports.com.

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

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.

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.