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September 2018 Hilton Head Calendar of Events



“She’s Music, She’s Art” Concert and Art Exhibit: A collection of jazz-, blues- and ragtime-inspired paintings. Society of Bluffton Artists gallery, 6 Church St., Bluffton. 843-757-6586.


“Lowcountry Excursion: Watercolors by Thomas Hanlon” at Art League Gallery: The exhibit be on display at the Art League Gallery from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and 90 minutes before all Arts Center performances through Sept. 22. An artist’s reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 5, with artist demonstrations from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 1 and 8. Free. Art League Gallery, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060.

SEPT. 1-2

”CSNsongs: Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young”: “CSNsongs” is performed by seven talented musicians who were heavily influenced by one of the finest folk/rock groups of all time: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. It’s a musical experience you won’t forget. Tickets are $49. 8 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or g www.artshhi.com.


Run, Walk, or Walk Your Dog in Celebration of Charli’s Life: Join us for the Hilton Head Cross-Country Open 5K hosted by Hilton Head Preparatory School. This event is open to the public and also offers a team competition. 8 a.m., Sea Pines Forest Preserve, Hilton Head Island. 843-290-8805 or www.groundedrunning.com.

SEPT. 1-2

Gregg Russell Concerts: Sea Pines icon Gregg Russell will be underneath the Liberty Oak entertaining adults and children alike. His concerts are not to be missed. Free. 8-9:30 p.m., The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.seapines.com/events.


Junior GolfGolf at IJGA’s New Par-3 Challenge Course: The community is invited to play a free round of golf during International Junior Golf Academy’s grand opening event on Labor Day. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own clubs to play the facilities for free. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., IJGA’s Old Carolina Campus, 89 Old Carolina Drive, Bluffton. 843-384-1141. 

SEPT. 3-30

Joan Moreau“Beaches, Backyards & Beyond” at Society of Bluffton Artists Gallery: Joan Moreau McKeever, working in various mediums, is the featured artist at the Society of Bluffton Artists Gallery. An opening reception is slated for 3-5 p.m. Sept. 9. At the gallery. 15 Captains Cove, Bluffton. 843-757-6586 or www.sobagallery.com.

SEPT. 6, OCT. 11 & NOV. 8

Indigo Exploration at Coastal Discovery Museum: Journey to the past and “meet” Eliza Lucas Pinckney. Hear her unique story, learn how indigo dye was made, and make your own indigo tie-dye T-shirt to take home. Cost is $15 per person and includes T-shirt. Kids younger than 5 are free. Reservations are required. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223, or www.coastaldiscovery.org.


Hilton Head Humane Association Adoption Event and Fundraiser: Meet and greet adoptable pets from noon to 2 p.m. A portion of sales until 4 p.m. will be donated to the shelter. Spartina 449, Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 28 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8686 or www.hhhumane.org.


bones“Bones of My Grandfather: Reclaiming a Lost Hero of World War II”: Lowcountry author Clay Bonnyman Evans will speak and present a slideshow about his new book, “Bones of My Grandfather: Reclaiming a Lost Hero of World War II” at 11 a.m., McIntosh Book Shoppe, 917 Bay Street, Beaufort. 843-524-1119.

Helping parents heal: This nonprofit organization is dedicated to assisting parents who have lost children, giving them support and resources to aid in the healing process. 1-3 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. 201-233-6015 or ivouvalides@aol.com.

SEPT. 10

Weichert Charity Golf & Tennis Tournament: Weichert Realtors-Coastal Properties is hosting its 12th annual Weichert Charity Golf & Tennis Event in Wexford Plantation. This year’s event will benefit Family Promise of Beaufort County. 843-341-3700 or www.weichertcp.com/events.

SEPT. 11-OCT. 2

Brain Boosters 101 @ Memory Matters: Brain Boosters is Memory Matters’ popular brain wellness program for active adults. It is an important way to feed your brain. $80 for four sessions. 2-4 p.m., Memory Matters, 117 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-6688.

SEPT. 13

jacobJacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture: Masud Olufani: Telfair presents the 2018 Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Lecture by Masud Ashley Olufani, a noted Atlanta-based mixed media artist and actor whose studio practice is rooted in sculpture and who often incorporates elements of performance. Free. 6 p.m., Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, 207 W York St., Savannah. 912-790-8800.

Correct Mispronunciations of Some South Carolina Names: Beaufort District Collection manager Grace Cordial reviews “Correct Mispronunciations of Some South Carolina Names” by Claude and Irene Neuffer. Learn to say some local family and place names the way native South Carolinians do while picking up some local history tidbits. Free. 10 a.m., Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. 843-255-6468 or www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/calendar. 

SEPT. 14

American Guild of Organists Present a Friday Noon Concert: The Low Country Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will present a noon concert at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. The performers will be the church organist, Andre Rakus, with Casi Beals on trumpet. Free; donations accepted. 70 Lady’s Island Drive, Beaufort.  

Stan Smith Super Series: Join Stan Smith, former U.S. Open and Wimbledon Champion and U.S. Olympic men’s tennis coach, for a fun-filled weekend. His nine-hour class will feature video analysis of your serve, stroke and strategy instruction, footwork, and many practice drills. With a 4-to-1 maximum student to pro ratio, you are guaranteed lots of personal attention. $305; for adults only. The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-4495 or www.seapines.com/events.


“Music from the Small Screen”: The Hilton Head Choral Society is celebrating its 43rd season this year with Pops! concert “Music from the Small Screen.” The group’s artistic director Tim Reynolds describes it as a television-inspired Pops! concert with a variety of music. Tickets are $15- $40. 8 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-341-3818 or www.hiltonheadchoralsociety.org.  

SEPT. 14-15

PetSmart Hilton Head Humane Association Adoption Event:  Your forever furry friend is waiting to meet you from noon-2 p.m. Sept. 14 at the new PetSmart on Hilton Head Island and at the Bluffton PetSmart on Sept. 15. 843-681-8686 or www.hhhumane.org.

SEPT. 15, 29, OCT. 13, OCT. 27 & NOV. 10

SWEETGRASS BASKETSweetgrass Basket Making Classes at the Coastal Discovery Museum: Learn about the history of the sweetgrass basket, one of the Lowcountry’s best known art forms, from a local Gullah basket maker. Try your hand at starting a basket of your own using locally found natural materials. Cost is $65 and reservations are required. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223.

SEPT. 15

Beach Sweep: Take part in the largest one-day volunteer cleanup event of its kind in South Carolina as a volunteer with The Sea Pines Resort’s team. Conducted annually since 1988, the sweep takes place in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup, coordinated by the Ocean Conservancy. Volunteers are welcome. 9 a.m.-noon, The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com/events.

2018 Bluffton Sunset Party Series: BlufftemberFest Sunset Party will feature live music from local favorites John O’Gorman, as well as The Pinckney Island Boys. There also will be a food court, craft beer garden, wine bar, arts & crafts, vendors and kids activities. Tickets are $5 at the door, and children 12 and younger get in free. 4-9 p.m., Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton. 843-757-8520 or www.blufftonsunsetparty.com.

SEPT. 16

Duet Piano PerformanceThe Performing Arts Consortium’s 10th Anniversary Celebration: A Duet Piano Performance: Steinway Pianists Arianna Korting and Robin Giesbrecht will perform works by Debussy, Rachmaninov, Chopin and Schubert. Free. 2 p.m. TidePointe, Hilton Head Island. Donations are suggested and will be greatly appreciated; reservations are required.  843-341-7876 or mhsmit@live.com.    

SEPT. 19-21

3-Day Oil Painting Workshop with Peggy Ellis: Peggy Ellis, the daughter of nationally renowned artist Ray Ellis, returns to Art League Academy to teach “Creating Oil Paintings that Glow.” In this workshop, you will learn how to trust your creative instincts and allow the process to guide you. Cost is $315 for Art League members and $350 for non-members. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 19-21, Art League Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-5738 or academy@artleaguehhi.org.

SEPT. 20

Share the Bounty: Join us for dinner and a silent auction of golf packages, restaurant certificates, and a variety of exciting items. New this year will be a wine pull. Cost is $100. Harbour Town Clubhouse, Sea Pines, 11 Lighthouse Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-3689 or www.secondhelpingslc.org.

SEPT. 20-23

PTR Wheelchair Tennis Championship: The best tennis players on two wheels will be back on Hilton Head Island in September, when Professional Tennis Registry hosts the Wheelchair Tennis Championship at Chaplin Park Tennis Center and Hilton Head Motorcoach Resort. Money, bottled water, food for lunches and other items for the players are needed, as are scholarships to help players with entry fees and travel. To donate, contact Julie at 843-785-7244 or julie@prttennis.org. To volunteer during the championship or for more information, contact Paige at 843-785-7244 or paige@prttennis.org.

SEPT. 22

Barbers of the Lowcountry’s Inaugural Clipper Cup Golf Tournament: The Barbers of the Lowcountry is sponsoring the Clipper Cup Golf Tournament, an inaugural event that will raise money for Bluffton Self Help. Entry fee is $100 a player. 11 a.m., Crescent Pointe Golf Club, 1 Crescent Pointe, Bluffton. 843-815-4423 or www.barbersofthelowcountry.com.

Hilton Head Island Shrimp Festival: The inaugural Hilton Head Island Shrimp Festival will be held on the lawn adjacent to the Liberty Oak. The event will feature a shrimp-tasting contest, food, craft beer, live music and a fun zone for children, including face painting and bounce houses. Tickets are $20; children ages 8 and younger get in free. 2-6 p.m., Liberty Oak, 147 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-384-5095 or cduncan@seapines.com.

Celebration of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness Gala: Live entertainment with Ken Kolbe, featuring Neil Diamond music, dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions, and raffle. Cost is $85. 5:30 p.m., Sea Pines Country Club, Harbour Town, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-2222 or www.pregnancycenterhhi.org. 

SEPT. 23

Purdue Basketball Coach to Speak at Big 10 Picnic: The Big 10 coalition will host the sixth annual kick-off picnic. Coach Sharon Versyp, the Purdue women’s basketball coach, will be the speaker. All Big 10 alumni are invited to the picnic. 4-6:30 p.m., Indigo Hall in Indigo Run Plantation, Hilton Head Island. big10onhh@gmail.com.

Harbour Town Fall Fest: Enjoy the splendor of Harbour Town with a Harbour Town sidewalk sale offering great deals from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; local favorite Deas-Guyz in concert from 1-4 p.m.; nautical activities featuring a variety of watersports, tours and boat rides; dining on the harbor all day; and children’s activities from 1-4 p.m. The Carolina Dreamers Car Club will have a selection of classic cars on hand from noon-4 p.m. Harbour Town, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979.

SEPT. 24

The Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island Fall Luncheon: WAHHI’s fall luncheon will feature WSAV chief meteorologist Kris Allred as keynote speaker. The luncheon is open to WAHHI members and the general public. Cost is $30 per member and $32 for online registration; $38 per guest and $40 for online registration. Sonesta Resort, Shipyard Plantation, Hilton Head Island. registration@wahhi.org or www.wahhi.org.

SEPT. 24-27, SEPT. 29-30

“Ansboury Academy” and Pickleball Tournament: Participants will enjoy a week of pickleball with Sarah and Linh Ansboury. Sarah Ansboury is Palmetto Dunes’ pickleball touring professional and director of pickleball instruction. Cost is $595 for 15 hours. This week of instruction leads up to the Island Rec Center’s pickleball tournament Sept. 29-30. Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort’s Tennis and Pickleball Center, 6 Trent Jones Lane, Hilton Head Island. 877-567-6513 or www.palmettodunes.com.

15th Annual Mortgage Network Tee Off Fore the Arts Golf and Tennis Tournament: Both golf and tennis will have starring roles in the 15th annual Tee Off Fore the Arts, as the mixed doubles round robin tennis tournament returns. This will be a perfect day on the links or the court in support of Arts Center programming. Cost for hole sponsors is $1,700 per team; a golf foursome is $1,400 per team; golf is $350 a player; tennis is $150 a player. Donations are welcome. Wexford Plantation, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-3945, ext. 210, or lkaplan@artshhi.com.

SEPT. 24

4th Annual Game Day Fundraiser: Event includes buffet lunch, games, door prizes and raffle tickets for gift baskets. Sponsored by GFWC Woman’s League of the Lowcountry. Proceeds will benefit local charities in Beaufort and Jasper Counties and Operation Smile. $30. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The Golf Club at Indigo Run, 101 Berwick Drive, Hilton Head Island. flygirlsuncity@gmail.com or mmmeola@hargray.com.

SEPT. 25

CAMERA CLUBCamera Club of Hilton Head Island Meeting: Kelley Luikey will speak on where and how to shoot wildlife, printing and finishing your image, and shooting with editing in mind. Free. 7 p.m., Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 2 Mathews Court, Hilton Head Island. cchhi.net.

SEPT. 26

“Tide of Death: The Sea Island Hurricane of 1893:” This Coastal Discovery Museum program commemorates the 125th anniversary of the most devastating natural disaster to effect Hilton Head Island. A lecture about the Sea Island Hurricane presented by Grace Cordial of Beaufort County Library is at 3 p.m. Cost is $7 a person. 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. 

SEPT. 27

The American Revolution Round Table-SC: The Round Table will meet to explore historic events and people of the American Revolution era emphasizing the importance and influence of the South. Social time begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon and speaker at 1 p.m. TidePointe, Hilton Head Island. 757-561-3035 or 843-707-7049.

Public Art ExhibitionOpening reception and Unveiling of Crescendo Arts Festival and 2018 Public Art: Kick off Cresendo and get a first look at the 2018 Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island. Tour the grounds, visit with Arts Council member organizations, meet the artists of the 20 sculptures chosen for the 2018 exhibition, and enjoy food and beverages. Free. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island.

SEPT. 27-OCT. 25

Open Mic Night: This monthly open mic welcomes listeners and readers. Come and hear local writers share their poems and stories. Bring your own writing to share — mic time is limited to 7 minutes per writer. Hilton Head Jammers perform music and songs. Mikki’s Cafe offers a limited menu for supper and dessert. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Mikki’s Cafe, 70 Marshland Road, Hilton Head Island.

SEPT. 28-OCT. 1

OPULENT OCEANS“Opulent Oceans: Extraordinary Scientific Illustrations:” Featuring scientific illustrations portraying the astonishing diversity of ocean life from colorful mollusks to deep sea fishes to a stout dolphin, the exhibition explores the integral role illustration has played in undersea exploration and discovery. It features 22 large-format reproductions from rare and beautifully illustrated scientific works in the American Museum of Natural History Library’s Rare Book collection. Free. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 224.

SEPT. 28-JAN. 30

2018 Public Art Exhibition: The 2018 Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island features 20 large-scale sculptures created by artists from across the country placed along the lush 1-mile walking path at the Coastal Discovery Museum. The event runs four months and is open during regular hours. Admission is free. Guided tours are $10 per person and are offered through the museum at 1 p.m. Friday afternoons. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.coastaldiscovery.org.

SEPT. 28-29

jazztrioJazz Trio “Three”: Grammy Award-winning artist Ulysses Owens Jr., with virtuoso Joel Ross on vibraphone and bassist Reuben Rogers. $25. 8-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island.

SEPT. 28-FEB. 10

“Monet to Matisse: Masterworks of French Impressionism from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens” Exhibition: “Monet to Matisse” features 30 paintings from the renowned collection of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis. The exhibition includes landscapes, portraits, interiors, and still life by leaders of French Impressionism, and major paintings by Post-Impressionist artists. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Telfair Museums, 207 W York St., Savannah. 912-790-8800 or www.telfair.org.

SEPT. 28

“Got Art?”: Art League of Hilton Head’s annual fundraising benefit, “Got Art?,” makes collectors out of art enthusiasts. Tickets are $100 per couple and include participation in a random drawing and guarantees one original piece of art. Each piece of art is valued at $200 or more. Only 100 tickets will be sold. 5-6 p.m., Art League Gallery, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.org.

tempestLean Ensemble Theater presents The Warehouse Theatre Production of “The Tempest”: It starts with a shipwreck and ends with a reunion. In between, witness fantastic spells, murderous plots, and a love story. The Warehouse Theatre Touring Company will engage the imagination with creative play and ignite minds with their command of Shakespeare’s language. “The Tempest” is directed by Mallory Pellegrino. $25. 7:30-9 p.m. 3000 Main Street, Hilton Head Island.

SEPT. 29

Prelude Opening of Soundwaves: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra is planning a prelude event of its new office and performing space. This grand opening is open to the public and potential users of the new space will be given a tour of the new facility, along with information and rate schedules for its use. The space offers seating for 225 people and local organizations are welcome to book the facility for their meetings and events. 5-7 p.m., 7 Lagoon Road, Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head Island. www.hhso.org.


OCT. 2

Town of Hilton Head Island’s Inaugural Opening of Municipal Gallery: The Artist’s Gallery at Town Hall, an initiative of the Town of Hilton Head Island’s Office of Cultural Affairs, will open with a public reception. Presented in partnership with the Arts & Cultural Council of Hilton Head, the gallery celebrates contributions from Hilton Head’s arts community. The works of 22 local artists have been selected for display in the exhibit at Town Hall. Free. 3 p.m. One Town Center Court, Hilton Head Island. 843-341-4703 or jennm@hiltonheadislandsc.gov.

OCT. 2-21

“Amadeus”: Capturing five Tony Awards including Best Play, and also the Lowcountry’s top pick for a non-musical, “Amadeus” is brilliant and thrilling from start to finish. Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world — and he’s determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri is seized by obsessive jealousy and begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God. $40-50. 8 p.m., with 2 and 7 p.m. showings on Sundays. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or www.artshhi.com.

OCT. 6

Fix the Ferrals 7th Annual Cut-a-thon:  This event benefits Hilton Head Humane Association’s Mary Olsen Feral Cat Program. There will be haircuts with a donation, sweet treats, silent auction, raffle drawing, pet adoptions, and fun for all ages. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tara’s Salon, 55 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8686.

“What the Heck Is It?”: The Hilton Head Island Chapter of the Archaeological Society of South Carolina’s annual program of identifying unknown artifacts brought in by chapter members and the general public. Professional archaeologists Dr. Jon Leader, the South Carolina state archaeologist, and Dr. Eric Poplin, vice president of Brockington Inc., will be the expert panel identifying and dating these treasured artifacts. Search your house and bring in anything which you need to have analyzed, identified and dated by our expert panel. Free. 1-4 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum Discovery House, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island.

Hounds on the Harbour: Join us in Harbour Town for a fun day with Fido. On hand will be providers of dog-related services including grooming, boarding, training, vets and retail products. Hilton Head Humane Association will have dogs available for adoption. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Harbour Town, 149 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843- 842-1979.

OCT. 7-13

Fire Prevention Week Pancake Breakfast: Get ready for Fire Prevention Week. It’s a great way to rally your department and your community to take action to prevent fires and reduce loss. Meet local firefighters at a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 7. Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue Station 4, 400 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-682-5141. 

OCT. 12

AGO 20th Anniversary Concert: A concert celebrating the local chapter of the American Guild of Organist with music for organ, instruments, and choir featuring Haydn’s “Missa Brevis St. Joannis de Dew” little organ Mass. Free. 6:30 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8333 or allsaints-hhi.org.

OCT. 17-19


3-Day Workshop Jonathan McPhillips: Art League of Hilton Head is excited to announce that New England artist and instructor Jonathan McPhillips will be holding a three-day Lowcountry workshop in October. This all-levels workshop is for those looking to enhance their skills while depicting various scenery of the Lowcountry. $315 for Art League members; $350 for non-members. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Art League Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-5738 or www.artleaguehhi.org.

OCT. 26

Organ Rededication Concert: Dr. Patrick Hawkins will perform a concert featuring Bach’s “St. Anne Prelude and Fugue,” movements from Wildor’s “Organ Symphony No. 2” and other works showcasing the rejoicing of the Paul and Edie Kopelcheck Organ. $20. 7 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8333 or www.allsaints-hhi.org.

OCT. 27

Mother’s Finest: Founded in Atlanta, Georgia, this funk-rock band has a devoted following. If you don’t know them yet, get ready for one of the coolest groups to ever hit Hilton Head. $51. 8 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or www.artshhi.com.

OCT. 28

25th Polo for Charity Event: Enjoy a Lowcountry afternoon of polo, tailgating, divot stomping and plenty of fun for the whole family at the 25th Polo for Charity event. Known as Bluffton’s largest picnic, attendees are encouraged to get creative with their menu as well as their attire. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Okatie. This year’s primary beneficiary is the Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes and the K-9s for Warriors program. Tickets are $25 at the gate on the day of the match or $20 in advance. Free for those younger than 12. 2 p.m., Rose Hill Equestrian Center, 1 Equestrian Way, Bluffton. 843-298-3055, 843-384-8010 or rotarypolo@hotmail.com.

NOV. 2-5

Bob Masteller’s Jazz For All Ages Jazz Festival: Don’t miss the fantastic event benefiting the Junior Jazz Foundation and its mission to keep music alive and strong in our schools. This year’s lineup will include: Vibraphonist Christian Tamburr with vocalist Clint Holmes at The Jazz Corner on Nov. 2 & 3, followed by main headliner Joey Alexander on Nov. 4; and The Jazz Corner favorite Ronnie Leigh on Nov. 5. $30-$100. Sonesta Oceanfront Resort, 130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.thejuniorjazzfoundation.org or www.jazzforallages.com.

NOV. 4

Bob Dylan: Legendary singer and songwriter Bob Dylan performs in Charleston. $58.50-$118.50. 8 p.m., North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston. www.ticketmaster.com.

NOV. 8

Stanley Jordan: International jazz guitarist Stanley Jordan will take you on a breathless journey into the unexpected. From bold reinventions of classical masterpieces or soulful explorations through pop-rock hits, to blazing straight ahead jazz forays and ultramodern improvisational works — solo or with a group. $75. 8 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or www.artshhi.com.

NOV. 9-11

Annual Auldbrass Plantation Tours: Frank Lloyd Wright’s only home in the South Carolina Lowcountry, Auldbrass, is now on tour every year. The Beaufort County Open Land Trust has teamed up with local event planner Ashley Rhodes to host the event. Tour benefits the Beaufort County Open Land Trust. Tickets are $175. 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. www.EventBrite.com under “Auldbrass Tours 2018” or 843-816-6377.  

NOV. 15-17

Bluffton Book Festival: The 2018 Bluffton Book Festival will once again feature a lecture series, workshops, and other added activities. The November festival of events begin with a Pat Conroy Literary Center lecture titled “Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy,” at the Bluffton Library. The next day will be workshops for writers and readers, and the popular VIP Reception with our featured authors. The 2018 Reception is titled “Books, Bourbon, and Brew.” For the third day, the public is invited to come out to meet and greet authors and purchase signed copies of their books; to bring their children to the new Kids Corner located inside the festival; and enjoy food and wares from local and regional vendors. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Calhoun Street, Old Town Bluffton. 843-707-6409 or www.blufftonbookfestival.org.

NOV. 16-18

Pedal Hilton Head Island 2018: This is more than just fantastic cycling event, it’s a celebration of our beloved island’s music, culture and two-wheeled lifestyle. There will be an entire weekend of excitement, from nightly concerts to a beach bike race, all while enjoying the best that Hilton Head Island has to offer and supporting the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island. Coligny Plaza, 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.pedalhiltonheadisland.org or pedalhiltonheadisland@bgclowcountry.org.

NOV. 16

Songwriters in the Round 2018: This unique event celebrates Nashville’s most prominent songwriters as they perform their music in an intimate setting while sharing an inside view of the stories that made their songs hits on the radio. Don’t miss this sell-out event featuring a special performance from Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities students. 6:30 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.gsafoundation.net/events/.

NOV. 17

Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island presents: Circle of Caring Gala: Meet the co-chairs, Grace Thomas and Linda Meir. Tickets are $200. 6-10:30 p.m., Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, 130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6612 or development@vimclinic.org.


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

Sea Turtle Life: Explore the amazing journey of loggerhead sea turtles from eggs to adulthood. Discover how easy it is to help protect these fascinating sea creatures. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 4-12; reservations are required. 1-2:30 p.m. Thursdays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 877-567-6513.

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. Cost is $15 per adult and 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.

Freshwater Fishing: Enjoy a relaxing morning fishing from the shore by the beautiful lakes of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Supplies will be provided. Cost is $18 for adults and $13 for children ages 12 and younger. Reservations are required. 9-10:30 a.m. Mondays-Thursdays, The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com/events.

Dive-In Movie: Enjoy a fun summer night floating on a tube at the Harbour Town swimming pool while watching a movie and eating pizza with your family. Cost is $13 per adult, $10 per child ages 12 and younger. Reservations are required. 8 p.m. Tuesdays, The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com/events.

Tie-Dye T-Shirts: Join us at the Sea Pines Beach Club and create a tie-dyed T-shirt with The Sea Pines Resort logo. Sizes available are youth small through adult sizes. Cost is $16 per shirt. Noon-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.eapines.com/events.

Forest Preserve Wagon Journey: Sit back, relax and experience the animals and plant life of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Cost is $16 for adults and $13 per child ages 12 and younger; reservations are required. 5-6 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.seapines.com/events.

Lowcountry Critters with Joe Maffo: Joe Maffo with Critter Management will bring along some of his “friends” to share with everyone. This casual meet-and-greet will help participants learn more about the alligators, snakes, turtles and other critters that share Hilton Head Island with us. Cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child ages 12 and younger; those younger than 5 get in free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, Coastal Discover Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.coastaldiscovery.org.

Hands-On History 2018: See history come alive through these hands-on, family-friendly programs led by experienced first-person interpreters. Planned activities include Games of the Past, Camp Dig It, Living History with Capt. William Hilton and Indigo Discovery with Eliza Lucas Pinckney (check website for schedule). Cost is $12 for adults and $10 for children ages 5-12; reservations are required. 10:30-11:30 a.m., Tuesdays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223, or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

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

Explore Honey Horn: The Coastal Discovery Museum will lead you on a guided tour around its picturesque and historic grounds. You will visit the salt marsh, see historic buildings, and learn about the gardens, plants and trees on site. Your museum guide will share stories about Honey Horn’s past and its natural history. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children and reservations are required. 10 a.m. Thursdays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 224, or www.coastaldiscovery.org/calendar.

Farmers Market of Bluffton: The market is now open with 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 fine craftsmanship. Keep an eye out for new food and farm vendors this year and find your next favorite thing. 1-6 p.m., Thursdays, 1271 May River Road, Bluffton. www.farmersmarketbluffton.org.

Historic Zion Cemetery And Baynard Mausoleum: Join the Heritage Library for a tour of the cemetery where Revolutionary War soldiers are buried. Learn about the oldest existing structure on Hilton Head Island and explore the location where planters’ antebellum church and muster house used to be. $12 per adult, $7 per child. Registration is required. 10 a.m., Fridays, intersection of U.S. 278 and Mathews Drive. 843-686-6050 or www.heritagelib.org.

Lab Open House at The Coastal Discovery Museum: Every Monday and Wednesday from 2-4 p.m., explore the life cycles of Lowcountry animals like fish, horseshoe crabs, hermit crabs, frogs, lizards, snakes and an alligator. Discover through hands-on, interactive displays and games. $2 per person donation suggested. 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.coastaldiscovery.org.

Under The Sea: This new program at the Coastal Discovery Museum’s Tom Peeples Lab at 1 p.m. Fridays. Reservations required. Take a closer look at smaller marine creatures. Find out what lived in those shells you find on the beach, feed a horseshoe crab and watch it chew with its legs, help a hermit crab find a new home, more. $10 for adults; $5 for children. 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223, or www.coastaldiscovery.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 ownbike. $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 Wine and Paint Night: 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. Calvery 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 4-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 1 hour and are offered as visitors arrive unless previously scheduled. Cost is $10 and reservations are not required, unless you have a group of 10 or more. Guided tours are available 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.

Daufuskie Island Artisans and History Tour: Take a boat cruise from Hilton Head Island to Daufuskie Island and learn about Native Americans, European settlers, and Gullah people who made this island their home. Visit unique historical sites and meet local artists in their studios. Cost is $85 and $65 per child 12 and under. 1:30-5:30 p.m. Fridays. Depart from Shelter Cove Marina, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223.

Marsh Tacky Horse Tour: Descended from horses brought to the Lowcountry in the 1500s, there are now around 300 marsh tackies left in existence. Learn about the history of these adaptable horses and take a trip to our historic barn. There you will meet the museum’s two resident horses, Comet and Hawk, and learn about their care and conservation. Cost is $7 and reservations are required. 2 p.m. Fridays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223, or at www.coastaldiscovery.org/calendarofevents.

Uncovering the Roots of Reconstruction: Visit the site of the self-governing community of Mitchelville, established in 1862, to learn about the Port Royal Experiment and how freedom and reconstruction impacted the new citizens who lived there. Join a guide for a tour of Fort Howell, built in 1864 to protect the town of Mitchelville. Learn about the 32nd U.S. Colored Infantry troops who built the fort, the methods used to construct it, and the importance of its preservation. Cost is $15 for adults; $10 for children ages 6-12. Reservations are required. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223.

Zion Chapel of Ease Cemetery & Living History Tour: Meet historical characters who lived on the Island during the Antebellum period and see inside the oldest existing structure on Hilton Head Island. Tour where Revolutionary War solders are buried and explore the location of the planters’ antebellum church and muster house. 10 a.m. Fridays, Zion, Hilton Head Island. www.friendsofbaynard.org or www.heritagelib.org.

Deaz Guys: Deas Guyz features an entertaining mix of old Motown, rhythm and blues, pop, rock, reggae and dance beats. The range of musical selections includes Motown sounds of the Temptations, The Drifters, Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye; Bob Marley classics; the style of Gregory Isaacs and Dennis Brown; to the hip-hop sounds of Lauren Hill and R. Kelly. $10. 8-11 p.m. Sundays, The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620.

Fort Mitchel Tours: Tour this historic Civil War earthwork battery with an experienced guide. Fort Mitchel was built to protect the Seabrook Coaling Station in 1862. When entering the plantation, please ask the guard for a pass to Fort Mitchel. The guard will ask for an ID. $12 per adult, $7 per child. 10 a.m. Thursdays, Fort Mitchel, Hilton Head Plantation, 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6560 or heritage.lib.org.

Lavon Stevens Presents “Jazz in the Key of Life”: Join this favorite group for a blues and jazz celebration of artists including Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Al Jarreau, Johnny Mercer and more. $7. 8-11 p.m. Thursdays, The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620. 

Stitch of the Week: In this class, needlepointers learn new stitches to help them hone in on their craft. $20. 10-11 a.m. Thursdays, through Dec. 31. Needlepoint Junction, 6134, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. needlepointjunctionhhi.com.

Garvin-Garvey House Tours: The Garvin-Garvey House is located at the intersection of Bridge Street and Wharf Street within the Old Town district of Bluffton. The structure dates to roughly 1870 and is an excellent example of Carolina Lowcountry vernacular architecture of the late 19th century. It is believed to be one of the earliest known freedmen owned houses still extant on the May River. $5, free for children younger than 10. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Fridays by appointment. The Garvin-Garvey House, Bluffton. 843-757-6293.

Jazz By The Sea: Mike Barbara Trio, featuring pianist Bill Peterson, performs modern and classic jazz in one of Hilton Head’s most beautiful venues. Full bar and dinner menu. 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Ocean Lounge, Sea Pines Beach Club, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1888 or www.mikebarbara.com.

Source: http://www.hiltonheadmonthly.com/events/around-town/5369-september-2018-hilton-head-calendar-of-events

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