FEATURED EVENT

NOV. 11 VETERANS DAY

On Nov. 11, a Veterans Day parade organized by American Legion Post 205 will make its way through Old Town Bluffton, starting at 10 a.m. and traveling through Calhoun Street and the Promenade.

On Hilton Head Island, a ceremony with music will be held at 10 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 39 Shelter Cove Ln. It’s hosted by the Hilton Head Area Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America and American Legion Post 42.

NOV. 1-10

Camera Club of Hilton Head Island Library Exhibit: Normal library hours, until Friday, Nov. 10, Hilton Head Public Library, 11 Beach City Road, HHI. The Camera Club of Hilton Head Island is presenting an Exhibition with a Low Country Theme. Stop by and check out local photography. For more information visit www.new-cchhi.net.

NOV. 2

Special Movie Screening - Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2,Coligny Theatre, 1 North Forest Beach Drive #I-5. The 2nd Annual Vintage Auto Film Exhibition  celebrates cinematic stories of automotive culture and heritage with an evening of high-octane, big-screen nostalgia to rev-up the Hilton Head Concours weekend! Rolling out the red-carpet, attendees will enjoy complimentary hor d'oeuvres and a special display of automobiles during the reception, plus a cash bar and concessions available throughout the evening. Experience a gripping documentary feature film that takes the audience on a nerve-tingling ride with one of the greatest movie stars of all time. For more information visit www.colignytheatre.com.

NOV. 2 - 4

Bye Bye Birdie: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, Friday, Nov. 3, and Saturday, Nov. 4, Hilton Head Christian Academy, 55 Gardner Dr. A loving send-up of the 1960s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll, Bye Bye Birdie remains as fresh and vibrant as ever. Featuring a tuneful high-energy score, plenty of great parts for kids, and a hilarious script, Birdie remains one of the most popular shows in schools across the country.This will be a wonderful event for the whole family!  Tickets can be purchased at www.hhcadrama.eventbrite.com.

NOV. 3

Lori Craven Art Exhibition: 6 p.m.to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3 Red Piano Art Gallery, 220 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Show and reception for Lori Craven, a local entrepreneur and caterer, will be featured in an upcoming art exhibition at The Red Piano Art Gallery. Her work will showcase watercolor and oil paintings, featuring Lowcountry scenes and North Carolina mountain settings. For more information, call 843-842-4433.

NOV. 3

Jack Williams at Music on Malphrus: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov,  3, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. Jack Williams’ memorable, energetic  solo concerts have been applauded from folk festivals to all types of concert halls, coffeehouses and house concerts across the US and in 8 countries. Admission is $20. Doors open at 6 pm. For more information visit www.uulowcountry.org or call  843-837-3330

NOV. 3

Bakari Sellers to Speak at Memorial Scholarship Fund Dinner: 6:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, Sonesta Resort, 130 Shipyard Dr, Hilton Head Island.Attorney & CNN Political Commentator Bakari Sellers will be the keynote speaker at the 26th annual fundraising dinner for the Ella C. White Memorial Scholarship Fund. The event begins with a cash bar reception at 6:15 p.m. followed by the dinner program, entertainment and door prizes at 7 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are $75. To make reservations for the dinner, call Carolyn Grant at 843-422-0707 or Carol Campbell at 843-684-1644. You may also reserve tickets online at www.ecwscholarshipdinner.event.com.

NOV. 4

St. Andrew By-the-Sea 39thAnnual Fall Festival: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, St. Andrew By-the-Sea United Methodist Church, 20 Pope Ave, Hilton Head Island. Shop and play at one of the largest, continuously run, church bazaars in South Carolina.   All proceeds from the festival support the outreach and mission projects of the church. There will be great food to munch on plus live music, in addition to all of the great shopping options. Early arrivals can fuel up for shopping with coffee and donuts. For more information visit www.hhiumc.com.

NOV. 4

"Olde Time Gospel Community Sing": 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, Heyward House Historic Center, 70 Boundary St, Bluffton.Join in an "Olde Time Gospel Community Sing" with Cyndi and Dennis Congrove of Southern Gratitude. Come take part in great music while enjoying discounted house tours, refreshments, and fun with you family, friends, and neighbors!This event is FREE and open to the public. House Tours will be offered at a discounted rate of $5 during the event. For more information on this event please call 843-757-6293.

NOV. 4

The Evolution Big Band (formerly Stardust Orchestra) Inaugural Concert: 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.Saturday, Nov. 4, The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina,  14 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island. The Evolution Big Band (formerly the Stardust Orchestra) will perform its inaugural concert, featuring vocals by Michael Schwartzkopf and Miss Penney Lynn Smith. For tickets and reservations, contact the Arts Center at 843-842-2787 or 888-960-2787 or online at www.tickets.artshhi.com.

NOV. 6

“Putt for PAL” Charity Golf Tournament:  Monday, Nov. 6, West Course at Belfair Plantation, 200 Belfair Oaks Blvd. Take a swing at saving lives and join fellow animal loving golf enthusiasts for a fun day on the links to benefit homeless pets. The cost  includes golf, cart, lunch, gratuity, on-course beverages, golf/raffle prizes and an awards reception with wine, beer and a light dinner. Both individuals and teams are welcome. Not a golfer? No problem! Consider purchasing a hole sponsorship in your name, business name or in honor of a loved pet. PAL is also seeking donations of gift certificates and items for the raffle and silent auction. For more information, to register as a player or to purchase a hole sponsorship, please visit www.palgolf.golfreg.com or contact Wendy Schlegel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NOV. 6 and 8

Class - “Falling into Watercolor”: 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6 and Tuesday, Nov. 8,  SoBA Center for Creative Arts, 8 Church  Street, Bluffton. This class will make you fall in love with watercolor. Paint beautiful colors of autumn and many of the subjects that come to mind this time of year. Color use as well as several techniques of the medium will be touch upon. There will be daily demonstrations and lots of individual help. This class will be open to all levels but some previous experience with watercolor would be helpful although not required. Join in the fun! The cost is $250 for members and $275 for non-members.

NOV. 7 - DEC. 2

“Art That Makes You Smile”: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and 90 minutes before all Arts Center performances. Art League of Hilton Head Gallery,14 Shelter Cove Lane. Experience the art of John K. Crum, which is best described as “coastal romanticism with whimsical yet surrealist styling.” An artist’s reception will be held on November 9, from 5-7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information visit www.artleaguehhi.org or call 843-681-5060.

NOV. 8

Indigo Exploration at Coastal Discovery Museum: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.8, Coastal Discovery, 70 Honey Horn Drive. 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. This family friendly educational experience is fun for all ages.The Museum will provide t-shirt sizes child small to adult XL (one per person) for the program. The program is $15 per person (under 5 are free) and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 224 or online at www.coastaldiscovery.org.

NOV. 8

The African Children's Choir: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, Christian Renewal Church, HHI. The African Children's Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances. The program features well-loved children's songs, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favorites. Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children's Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs. For more information, visit www.africanchildrenschoir.com.

NOV. 8

MOAA Spouses for Service: Wednesday, Nov. 8, Black Marlin Restaurant, 86 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head. The Hilton Head Area Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America Spouses for Service will host their monthly luncheon. For more information or to make a reservation contact Jayne Danoff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NOV. 8 and 14

Beadwork: Jewelry Making with Linda Raih: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 and Tuesday, Nov. 14, Art League of HHI, 106 Cordillo Pkwy. Join Linda for this beginner jewelry making class. Learn one of three different bead weaving techniques: the flat spiral braid stitch, the even count peyote stitch, or the right-angle weave stitch. Your project is a bracelet. Choose your colors from Linda’s pre-selected kits. A $12-18 kit materials fee is due to instructor at time of class. Be sure to bring your glasses or magnification for this class. Minimum of 2 people per class. All levels. Member: $36 + Kit Cost, Non-member: $40 + Kit Cost. Register by calling 843-842-5738.

NOV. 9

“Jewish Symbols in Renaissance Christian Art: Why They Are There and What They Mean”: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9,  St. Francis By the Sea Catholic Church, 45 Beach City Road.The public is invited to attend a presentation by Rabbi Cook, an international authority on the New Testament. The evening will include music from the St. Francis by the Sea and Congregation Beth Yam choirs. Refreshments will follow in the St. Francis Family Center. Please contact Phyllis Napoli, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 843-785-3331, or Joyce Kelleher, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 440-552-5311 for more information.

NOV. 10

The Bonfire: 4:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.Friday, Nov. 10, Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Dr, Hilton Head Island. Join the Sea Pines Forest Foundation for the Seventh Annual Bonfire Fundraiser. The evening will include cocktails, a Lowcountry-inspired menu, live music, and silent auction. Proceeds will benefit capital replacement projects throughout the Forest Preserve. Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased by contacting Community Service Associates (CSA) at 843-671-1343.

NOV. 10 - 12

All You Can Eat Oyster Festival Party: 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, and 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, Shelter Cove Pavilion, 39 Shelter Cove Lane. Friday enjoy all you can eat steamed local oysters, Lowcountry boil, pulled pork, seafood chowder & chili provided by Roy’s Place Catering. On Saturday steamed, fried and stewed oysters along with delicious food for non-oyster eaters! There will be live entertainment, kid zone, Local Artisan Pop Up Shops, marshmallow roasting and Sports Lounge for those fall football games! Admission for adults is $7, children under 10 and veterans (with ID) are free.  Wrap up the Oyster Festival with a brunch at Hudson’s Seafood Restaurant benefitting People for Parks’ capital campaign to upfit the renovated and expanded rec center. For more information please visit hiltonheadoysterfestival.com

NOV. 11

26th Hargray Hilton Head Island Bridge Run: 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov 11, Crossings Park,  6 Haig Point Ct, Hilton Head Island. This 10K and 5K race will start and finish at Crossings Park and take participants over the Broad Creek on the Cross Island Bridge. All participants will receive a colorful Hargray Hilton Head Island Bridge Run T-shirt. The post race party and award ceremony will feature refreshments, music, and door prizes. Both the 10K & 5K races will offer Overall and Age Group awards in five year increments for male and female divisions. For additional information, visit www.bearfootsports.com or call 843-757-8520.  

NOV. 11

MOAA Annual Veteran’s Day Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, Poseidon Coastal Cuisine and Rooftop Bar, 38 Shelter Cove Ln #121, Hilton Head Island. The Hilton Head Area Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will host the Third Annual Veteran’s Day Luncheon following the Veteran’s Day ceremony at the Memorial Park at Shelter Cove.  If you are MOAA eligible and would like to join us contact Mary Lou Fehrman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NOV. 9 - 12

Remedy Live Beach Retreat:Thursday, Nov. 9 through Sunday, Nov. 12, Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, 130 Shipyard Drive. Over the four-day event, seventeen leading researchers, physicians, dietitians, athletes, authors, and celebrity chefs will present their scientific findings, lifestyle tips, and recipes to the public. For tickets and more information about the Remedy Food Project visit www.remedyfood.org.

NOV. 14

Mary Green Chorale Presents“With a Voice of Singing”: 7:30 pm at Holy Family Church, 24 Pope Ave, Hilton Head Island. This concert opens the third season for The Mary Green Chorale  and will feature the vocal artistry of Reggie Deas, a versatile jazz, pop and R&B performer popular throughout the Lowcountry. Net proceeds from the concert will benefit the Junior Jazz Foundation. All Tickets for this Benefit Concert are $25 (open seating) and may be purchased online at www.marygreenmenschorale.org or by calling 843-295-9342.

NOV. 16

Shop for a Cause at Forsythe Jewelers: 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16,  Forsythe Jewelers, 71 Lighthouse Rd #311, Hilton Head Island. Join in a fun evening of fashion and philanthropy! Shop for yourself or for someone special and a portion of your sale will be donated directly to Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head. Visit www.forsythejewelers.biz for more information.

NOV. 16 - 18

Second Annual Bluffton Book Festival: Thursday, Nov. 16 through Saturday, Nov. 18, Old Town Bluffton. This year’s festival will have twice the authors (including three New York Times best sellers) and nationally syndicated reviewer “The Bookworm” plus other added features and activities… all in beautiful historic Old Town Bluffton over three days.For more information visit www.blufftonbookfestival.com.

NOV. 17

Taste of the Season Under the Stars: 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, Country Club of Hilton Head, Tented on the Green.The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce will present Taste of the Season under the stars. Under the luxurious tent, attendees will be able to sample dishes from what Hilton Head Island and Bluffton restaurants and eateries have to offer. Each participating restaurant will offer a unique culinary experience and signature menu items, and between seafood, southern soul food and creative concoctions, there’s something to please every palate. The red carpet rolls out for the VIP Experience. For details visit www.hiltonheadisland.org/taste. Attendees are also able to browse the silent auction, which includes getaways, works of art, golf packages and more.

NOV. 19

The Evolution Big Band at Bluffton United Methodist Church: 3 p.m.- 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, 101 Calhoun Street, Bluffton. The Evolution Big Band (formerly the Stardust Orchestra) will perform featuring vocals by Michael Schwartzkopf and Miss Penney Lynn Smith. Reservation or tickets are not required. Members of the public are welcome. A free will offering will be taken. For additional information, contact Rick Eckstein at 843-707-7813  or visit www.evolutionbigband.com.

NOV. 20 - DEC. 30

Tis’ the Season at Shelter Cove Towne Centre: 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. nightly, 40 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island. Ti’s the Season at Shelter Cove Towne Centre! This lighting spectacular will include holiday lights throughout Shelter Cove Towne Centre, Horse & Carriage rides, Train rides, Rock Wall, Skating Rink, Santa Claus and more! Park your car, stroll through the lights, enjoy nightly activities all while enjoying entertainment, shopping dining and more! All proceeds to benefit the Island Rec Center. For more information visit www.sheltercovetownecentre.com/events/lights.

NOV. 21 - 25

Thanksgiving Wagon Ride:

  • Tuesday, November 21; 3pm & 4:15pm
  • Wednesday, November 22; 3pm & 4:15pm
  • Thursday, November 23; 11:15am
  • Friday, November 24; 3pm & 4:15pm
  • Saturday, November 25; 10am & 11:15am

Enjoy a festive wagon ride and marvel at the fall colors as well as abundant plant and wildlife in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Cookies and refreshments will be provided before the tour. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting The Sea Pines Resort recreation department at 843-842-1979. $16/adults, $13/children (ages 12 & younger)

NOV. 22

Salty Dog Thanksgiving Homecoming: 4p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, Salty Dog Café, 232 S. Sea Pines Dr., Hilton Head Island. Celebrate a Salty Dog Thanksgiving Homecoming! Bring your friends and family down to The Salty Dog and enjoy live music on the deck, great food, and appearances from Jake! Complimentary Lowcountry Boil at The Cookout from 6-8 p.m. It is the perfect warm up Turkey Day! For more information go to www.Cal.saltydog.com or call the Salty Dog Café 843-671-5199.

NOV. 23

Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt: 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Dr, Hilton Head Island. Kick off your holiday festivities with this fun family-friendly activity! Reservations are required and can be made by contacting The Sea Pines Resort recreation department at 843-842-1979 by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22. $25 per family

NOV. 23

Stan Smith Thanksgiving Tennis Academy:   9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23 through Saturday, Nov. 25, Sea Pines Racquet Club, 5 Lighthouse Ln, Hilton Head Island. Enjoy this Thanksgiving with Stan Smith, former U.S. Open and Wimbledon champion and U.S. Olympics men’s tennis coach. This is a unique opportunity for participants to not only learn from Stan but to also get to know him. To reserve your space for this special event, please call the Sea Pines Racquet Club at 843-363-4495. $305/adults only

NOV. 23

Thanksgiving Day Buffet: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, Palmetto Dunes Club, 1 Carnoustie Rd, Hilton Head Island, located across from the Fazio Golf Course. Featuring a delicious buffet with all your turkey day favorites plus a variety of other items, take the hassle out of Thanksgiving by booking your reservation today! Items include an assortment of entrees, side items and desserts. Buffet also includes non-alcoholic beverages. Reservations must be made in advance as seating and times are limited.Cost: $32.95 per person. Child 12 & under $16.95. Under 5 free. Call 843-686-9143 to make your reservations by Nov.21.

NOV. 23

Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar Prix-Fixe Thanksgiving: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, 76 Queens Folly Rd, Hilton Head Island Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar will also be hosting a Pre-Fixe Thanksgiving meal featuring Lowcountry Lobster Bisque, Apple Cider & Sage Roasted Turkey Breast, Blackened Salmon and desserts such as Pumpkin Cheesecake and more. Reservations are recommended.Cost: $42.95 per person. Child’s Turkey Dinner $19.95. Call 843-785-4999 any time after 12 p.m. to make your reservations by Nov. 21.

NOV. 24

Stan Smith and Thanksgiving Tennis Exhibition & Happy Hour: 2:30 p.m.Friday, Nov. 24, Sea Pines Racquet Club, 5 Lighthouse Ln, Hilton Head Island. Watch former World Number 1 Stan Smith in action at the annual Thanksgiving Pro tennis exhibition. Receive valuable tips, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and win prizes in the raffle! The only request is to bring some canned goods to benefit the Deep Well Project. For additional information, please contact the Sea Pines Racquet Club at 843-363-4495. Complimentary.

NOV. 24

15th Annual Fishing Tournament: 10 p.m. - 12 p.m Friday, Nov. 24,  Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Dr, Hilton Head Island. Join us in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve to fish for bass, bream and catfish at Fish Island. Reservations required and can be made by contacting The Sea Pines Resort recreation department at 843-842-1979. $15/person including fishing pole or $10/person without fishing pole.

NOV. 24

Harbour Town Lights: 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.Nov. 24 – Jan. 1, The Sea Pines Resort’s Harbour Town. Enjoy the lights! Stroll along the Harbour and enjoy the illuminated seasonal figures with the centerpiece of the display being a towering Christmas tree. Harbour Town is the perfect place to be this holiday season with live entertainment and activities. The official tree lighting will take place just prior to the Gregg Russell concert on Friday, Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m. For more information visit www.seapines.com.

NOV. 24

Gregg Russell Thanksgiving Concert:7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, The Sea Pines Resort's’ Harbour Town. Join us under the Liberty Oak Tree in Harbour Town for a very special Gregg Russell Thanksgiving concert for the entire family, as well as the official lighting of the Harbour Town Christmas Tree. Complimentary. For more information visit www.seapines.com.

NOV. 24

Santa at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina: 12 noon, Friday, Nov. 24, Shelter Cove Harbour. Join in a day-after-Thanksgiving “Santa and Shopping Day” with specials and sales throughout the harbour shops and restaurants. Santa will arrive at noon aboard a Hilton Head Island Fire Department truck! Bring the kids and grandkids to meet Santa, listen to holiday classics and shop until you drop! There will also be a train, bounce houses and other kid’s activities to enjoy. Visit www.palmettodunes.com/sheltercove for more information.

NOV. 25

Caramel Apple Festival: 1 p.m.-  3 p.m.Saturday, Nov. 25, Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Dr, Hilton Head Island. Bring the family to Heritage Farm for a fun afternoon of fall activities, including caramel apples, games, crafts and more! For additional information, please contact The Sea Pines Resort recreation department at 843-842-1979. Rates vary based on activities.

NOV. 25

Dunes House Oyster Roast: 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, 14 Dune House Ln, Palmetto Dunes Resort.Save room for oysters at the annual Dunes House Oyster Roast & Seafood Boil. Enjoy live music from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. plus food & drink specials. Oysters are $20.00 per bucket. Other Dunes House menu favorites will be served so join us for food, fun and good times! Visit .palmettodunes.com for more information. *Weather permitting and subject to change.

NOV. 28

Camera Club of Hilton Head Island Meeting: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28,  Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 2 Matthews  Ct., Hilton Head Island. Guest Speaker will be Siobhan Egan, who has taught photography at SCAD as well as other colleges and now works in magazine publishing and fashion. Siobhan Egan is a photographer based in Savannah, GA specializing in lifestyle and editorial photography. Members, Newcomers & guests welcome! For more information visit www.cchhi.net.

NOV. 30

Conversation & Cocktails: 5:30 p.m.- 7 p.m.Thursday, Nov. 30, Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant, 397 Squire Pope Rd. HHI. The SERG Restaurant Group’s newest waterfront restaurant will be on full display for a post-Thanksgiving Conversation & Cocktails. Join us at Skull Creek Dockside for a first-hand look, casual networking, a stunning Lowcountry sunset, and complimentary food and drinks. Hosted by the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. $10 Members, $20 Future Members. RSVP at www.HiltonHeadBlufftonChamber.org.

SAVE THE DATE

DEC. 7

American Revolution Round Table: 11:30 a.m. Tidepointe, 700 Tide Point Way, Hilton Head Island. Quarterly meeting to explore historic events and people of the American Revolution era emphasizing the importance and influence of the South. Jim Jordan, speaker, tour guide, and author of "Penny Savannah" and "Savannah Grey" as well as articles in the GA Historical Quarterly and Journal of Military History will discuss Nathanael Green, Major General of the Continental Army who was known for his successful command in the Southern Campaign.  He was one of Washington's most trusted generals. Guests are welcome.  For information and reservations, contact: John Basch 843-707-7049 or Gina Tjersland 843-422-3815.

ONGOING

Garvin-Garvey Cottage Tours: By appointment, Tuesdays and Thursdays, located in Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St, Bluffton. Visit the newly opened Garvin-Garvey Freedman’s Cottage. Tours will be offered by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays for $5.00 per person, with a 24-hour reservation. For more information about the Garvin-Garvey Cottage and its history please visit townofbluffton.sc.gov/garvin-garvey.

Forest Preserve Wagon Journey: 3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sea Pines Resort. Sit back, relax and experience the animals and plant life of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Reservations required; contact 843-842-1979. $16/adult, $13/child (ages 12 & younger).

Fall-Winter Adult Reading Program: September 1 to March 31, Bluffton Branch Library 120 Palmetto Way. Missed or didn't get to read enough during summer reading? Join us and participate in the fall-winter reading program and register to win gift cards or movie passes. Read three books a month and submit your reading log at the Bluffton Branch reference desk. Free. For more information visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org or contact Armistead Reasoner at 843-255-6512 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Uncovering the Roots of Reconstruction: 9:30 a.m. Fridays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive. A partnership with the Coastal Discovery Museum, Hilton Head Island Land Trust and the Mitchelville Preservation Project offers a new tour. Meet at the Coastal Discovery Museum for a short introduction and then participants will caravan in their own personal vehicles to the sites. Visit the site of the self-governing community of Mitchelville (est. 1862) to learn about the Port Royal Experiment and how freedom and reconstruction impacted the new citizens who lived there. Nearby, join a guide for a tour of Fort Howell, built in 1864 to protect the town of Mitchelville. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 6-12 and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 224 or online at www.coastaldiscovery.org.

Bach Lobster Nights: Wednesday nights starting Sept. 6, The Wreck of the Salty Dog, 232 S. Sea Pines Dr., Hilton Head Island. Enjoy live Maine Lobster ($25) with a side of live piano music. Call the Lobster Line to reserve your lobster 843-683-6465.

Coming to the Savannah Civic Center: 301 W Oglethorpe Ave. Upcoming artists include Mary J. Blige, Willie Nelson and Family, The Beach Boys, and ZZ Top. For a full schedule of events and entertainment visit www.savannahcivic.com or call 912-651-6550.

Birding at Pinckney Island: 7:30 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. Sept. 6 - Nov. 29, Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge. The Coastal Discovery Museum has announced a Fall bird watching program at Pinckney Island led by experienced bird watchers from the Museum. The walk will include the combination of habitats at Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge. These varying areas allow participants to see many different species of birds. Ages 12 and older. Participants are asked to bring their own binoculars and the program will be canceled in case of rain. The program is $12 per person and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223.

Historic Zion Cemetery and Bayard Mausoleum: 10 a.m. Wednesdays, intersection of U.S. 278 and Mathews Drive. 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 sit. $12 per adult, $7 per child. Registration required, call 843-686-6050 or visit HeritageLib.org.

Historic Ft. Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation: 10 a.m. Thursdays,  65 Skull Creek Dr, Hilton Head Island. Join the Heritage Library for a tour of the Civil War battery Skull Creek built to protect Port Royal Sound the Seabrook Coaling Station. $12 per adult, $7 per child. Registration required, call 843-686-6050 or visit www.HeritageLib.org.

Historic Tours by Bicycle: 10 a.m. Wednesdays, leaving from 137 Squire Pope Rd, Hilton Head Island.Take a ride along the waterfront corridor of Squire Pope Road and learn about Hilton Head Island’s unique and rich history of Native Americans, The Civil War, Reconstruction, the Gullah Community and more. Tour lasts about 1 & 1//2 hour, and is safe, casual and fun. Helmets required, bug spray and water suggested. Bring your own bike. $15 Adult, $10 Child, 10 and up only. Book online at www.HeritageLib.org.

The Pearl Kitchen and Bar: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Dinner daily. Enjoy live entertainment Thursday through Saturday, 55 Calhoun St, Bluffton. The Pearl Kitchen & Bar will please your palate with the freshest of ingredients prepared in a manner that will excite, entice, and keep you coming back for more. For additional information call 843-757-5511 or visit www.thepearlbluffton.com.

Live Jazz at Ela’s Blu Water Grille: 7 p.m. Nightly and 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. during Sunday Brunch, ELA'S Blu Water Grille,  Shelter Cove Harbour Shops, 1 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island. Hilton Head Island's award‐winning waterfront restaurant on Shelter Cove Harbour, features exceptional water views, fresh catch seafood, prime cut steaks, and a sophisticated atmosphere. For schedule and more information visit www.elasgrille.com.

Farmer’s Market of Bluffton:  1 p.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays, 1271 May River Rd. We’ve got more great reasons to visit! The Market is now open with additional public parking provided by the Town of Bluffton. We’ll be adding an Artisan Showcase on the first Thursday of every month to highlight a handful of local artists and their incredible lowcountry craftsmanship. Keep an eye out for fabulous new food and farm vendors this year and find your next favorite thing!  Real Food, Real People, Real Close. Visit www.farmersmarketbluffton.org for more information.

Savannah Culinary Tour: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday, Savannah Historic District, Savannah, GA. Experience an exploration of Savannah’s deep association with fine food and drink in a two and a half hour tour that offers tastes of the very best of the Hostess City’s delectable cuisine. Join your certified tour guide on an afternoon journey that is delicious, informative, and fun. Adults $49, Military $45, children 12 and under $39. Reservations required, visit www.SavannahCulinaryTour.com or call 912-604-3007 for more information.

Meditation + Yoga: 9 a.m.- 10 a.m. Mondays, Hilton Head Library. Group meditation is a great way to get support and develop a mindfulness routine for a brand new, spotty, or long-time practice. Sit in silence for 30 minutes. New to the program is that the meditation is to be followed by a 45-minute yoga session, to draw from heightened awareness to practice mindful movement. For meditation, use a chair or bring a cushion; for yoga, bring your mat.  Any- and everyone is welcome. Free, for more information contact Lauren Read at 843-255-6531, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Freshwater Fishing: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays, Sea Pines Resort,  32 Greenwood Dr, Hilton Head Island. Enjoy a relaxing morning by the beautiful lakes of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve while fishing. Supplies provided. Reservations required; contact 843-842-1979. $19/adult, $14/child (ages 12 & younger) For additional information visit www.seapines.com.

Tea Time at Rose Hill Mansion: 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Rose Hill Mansion, 199 Rose Hill Way, Bluffton. Experience afternoon tea at the most beautiful plantation house in the Lowcountry. Selections include custom crafted teas, elegant finger sandwiches, and heavenly desserts. Small groups or large groups welcome $40.00 per person. Call Lou Anne Takach today to book your tea time, 843-757-6046.

Golf Clinics for all Ages: Times vary, Country Club of Hilton Head. Group and individual golf programs for adults and juniors led by PGA Professional Jeff Picus of Excel and Enjoy Golf Academy,To learn more or to register for any of these programs, contact Jeff Picus at 843-295- 8888 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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