Hilton Head Events

October 2018 Hilton Head Calendar of Events

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OCTOBER-DECEMBER 31
CRESCENDO

The 2018 CRESCENDO Celebration features more than 80 unique arts and cultural programs, concerts, theatrical productions, museum and gallery exhibits, lectures, poetry readings, dance performances, historical tours, hands-on arts experiences, and educational offerings.
For more information: www.hiltonheadartsdaily.com/crescendo.

OCTOBER 24

LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL
Shelter Cove Community Park. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, enjoy live music, salsa dancing lessons and competition, food trucks and kids zone. Noon to 8 p.m.

NOVEMBER 9-10
HILTON HEAD OYSTER FESTIVAL
Shelter Cove Community Park. Steamed local oysters, Lowcountry boil, pulled pork, seafood chowder, chili and more. Live music, a sports lounge with football games on big screen TVs, kids zone, holiday craft show, marshmallow roasting. www.hiltonheadoysterfestival.com.

NOVEMBER 1
VETERANS DAY REMEMBRANCE
Shelter Cove Veterans Memorial Park. Hosted by American Legion Alexander Wattay Post 185, the Military Officer’s Association and the Hilton Head Island Council of the Navy League. Guest speaker is U.S. Army Lt. Col. Kenneth Dwyer, garrison commander at Hunter Army Airfield. The Shore Notes will perform. Free. 10:30 a.m.

NOVEMBER 16-18
PEDAL HILTON HEAD ISLAND 2018
This cycling event celebrates the island’s music, culture and two-wheeled lifestyle. Rides of varying lengths, nightly concerts, beach bike race. Supporting the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island. Coligny Plaza. www.pedalhiltonheadisland.org.

NOVEMBER 17
ITALIAN FESTIVAL
Coastal Discovery Museum. Celebrate Italian culture, eat, drink, dance and socialize at Hilton Head Island’s version of the Feast of San Gennaro. Hosted by the Italian-American Club of Hilton Head. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. www.iachh.org.

NOVEMBER 24
COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
Outside the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Santa will help kick off the holiday season at the Town’s official Christmas tree lighting, with Christmas carols, holiday crafts, yummy treats and a musical performance from the cast of “An American in Paris.” Face painting, photos with Santa, hot chocolate, coffee and barbecue. 3:30-5:30 p.m.

JANUARY 26
HILTON HEAD SNOW DAY
Shelter Cove Community Park. $10 ages 2-17, adults free. Inflatable rides, a snowfield and music. For Southern kids, this is a rare change make a snow ball, snow angel or snow man. 11 a.m to 4 p.m.

FEBRUARY 19-25
HILTON HEAD ISLAND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
Various locations around the island. A week’s worth of events including collaborative dinners, celebrity chef demonstrations, art showcases, live music, and more. www.hiltonheadseafoodfestival.com.

MARCH 22
HILTON HEAD WINGFEST
Shelter Cove Community Park. Friday night is an intimate gathering with wings and beer underneath the Shelter Cove Pavilion. On Saturday, local restaurants compete and there are plenty of wings to sample and vote for. www.Hiltonheadwingfest.com.

THROUGH 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 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. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

THROUGH FEB. 10

“Monet to Matisse: Masterworks of French Impressionism from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens”: “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.

OCT. 1-NOV. 4

Lori Wilson presents “Seduced by the Light”: Lori Wilson will present “Seduced by the Light,” a collection of fine watercolors and photography in contemporary realism, at the Society of Bluffton Artists gallery. A free opening reception is scheduled for 3-5 p.m. Oct. 7 at the gallery. Society of Bluffton Artists gallery, 6 Church St., Bluffton. 843-757-6586 or www.sobagallery.com.

OCT. 2-21

“Amadeus”: Capturing five Tony Awards and the Lowcountry’s top pick, “Amadeus” is the story of Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy who arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri is seized by obsessive jealousy and begins a war with Mozart, music and, ultimately, 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. 2-6, NOV. 3

Teaching Magic: The Fine Art of 16 Fine Teachers:  Sixteen inspiring teachers show how they make the “magic” happen at Art League Gallery. This is an exciting exhibition of new work by the talented instructors who teach at Art League Academy. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Art League Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060.

OCT. 5-DEC. 31

Daufuskie Island Artists, Artisans and Authors”: The Coastal Discovery Museum will host tours, talks, gallery walks, and book signings during this exhibition, with an opening reception set for Oct. 11. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or www.coastaldiscovery.org/calendar.

OCT. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27

Dueling Pianos: This sing-along style of entertainment includes two piano players, Ellie Stewart and David Ross, playing music spanning the decades. It is part comedy and includes plenty of audience participation. Group reservations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Free. 7:30 and 10 p.m. Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26 at Club Seats Grille, Hilton Head; 10 p.m. Oct. 13 and 27 at Cheap Seats 2, Bluffton; 5 and 8 p.m. Oct. 6 and 20 at Cheap Seats Riverwalk, Ridgeland. 843-422-3556.

OCT. 13-21

14th Annual Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival: The festival is a week-long event offering activities showcasing locally harvested seafood, delicious Lowcountry cuisine, the area’s rich history, and Southern hospitality found only in Bluffton. The highlight of the festival is the Street Fest, which includes a juried fine art show featuring over 100 artists from 10 different states displaying and selling their art, delicious food provided by the area's premier restaurants and caterers, and great music and entertainment. 843-757-2583 or www.blufftonartsandseafoodfestival.com.

OCT. 18

“Cranford Hollow SubieStock Concert” Palmetto Animal League Benefit: Support pet rescue from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Peacock Subaru Hilton Head at Peacock Auto Mall in Bluffton. Free food, beverages, door prizes and live music. Adoption fees waived all day at the shelter and concert, through a grant from the ASPCA. The first 100 people to donate to PAL will receive a free tie-dyed T shirt. Guests are invited to bring their own dogs to the party. Register for door prizes at subiestock2018.eventbrite.com.

OCT. 17-19

Three-Day Workshop with 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. 17

Southeast Coastal Birds at Coastal Discovery Museum: The Coastal Discovery will host Paul Weatherhead for this program on birds. Migratory birds travel 20,000 miles from the tip of Argentina in the south to the Arctic Circle in the north.  Come see pictures of some of these fascinating birds that live and pass through Hilton Head Island. Discover where you can see birdlife online and in the Lowcountry. $7. 3 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223.

“Tips and Tricks for Family Tree Maker 2017: Moving Beyond the Basics”: This class is for those currently using MacKiev’s Family Tree 2017 software. You will learn how to go beyond the basics. Reservations are required. $15 for Heritage Library members; $20 for non-members. 10:30 a.m., Heritage Library, 2 Corpus Christi Suite 100, Hilton Head Island. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.heritagelib.org.

OCT. 18-20

Roberto Coin Trunk Show: Get an exclusive look at new creations by jewelry designer Roberto Coin. Since 1996, Coin works with Italian artisans to bring his romantic designs to life. The Sea Pines gate pass will be refunded for attendees. Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 18 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 19-20, Forsythe Jewelers, 71 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-7070.

OCT. 18

Palmetto Quilt Guild: The Palmetto Quilt Guild will meet with guest speaker Bonnie Langenfeld, a fabric artist and teacher from Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and Cape Coral, Florida who likes to create realistic fabric pictures using free-motion machine stitching. The meeting is open to members and guests. Guest fee is $5. 3 p.m., Hilton Head Beach & Tennis Club, 40 Folly Field Road, Hilton Head Island. www.palmettoquiltguild.org.

OCT. 19

Music on Malphrus: Vance Gilbert will perform at Music on Malphrus. Tickets are $20. 7 p.m., The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. 843-837-3330 or www.uulowcountry.org.

OCT. 20

Herbarium Workshop: An herbarium is a systematically arranged collection of mounted, dried plants that can be used as a reference. In this workshop, join three local artists to create your own decorative and educational herbarium using locally found materials, handmade paper, illustrations, and poetic prose. Painter Mira Scott, conceptual illustrator and paper artist Mary C. Leto, and writer/poet Elizabeth Robin will lead the class. Cost is $45 for ages 10 and older and reservations are required. 2-4 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223.

Making Sense of the Census: Trace your family tree every 10 years from 1790 to 1940.  The lecture will review the information that is unique in each Census year and why it is important to find your family in every Census. The experience level is beginner through intermediate. Reservations are required. Fee is $15 for Heritage Library members; $20 for non-members. 10:30 a.m., Santa Elena History Center, 1501 Bay St., Beaufort. www.heritagelib.org.

Lowcountry VegFest 2018: The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club will host its third vegan festival. This event will take place rain or shine. Bring tents and umbrellas if necessary. Open to the public. Vendors will sell food and merchandise. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, Hilton Head Island. www.lowcountryvegfest.com.

Fall Craft and Bake Sale: 2018 Fall Craft and Bake Sale is sponsored by the Hilton Head Plantation Craft Workshop. Hundreds of unique handmade items and home-baked goods for sale. Come early for the best selection. All proceeds benefit Hospice Care of the Lowcountry. Free. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 829 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-4656.

Free Family Day: “Monet to Matisse:Masterworks of French Impressionism from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens”: Enjoy a day celebrating Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. Children and families can try out pointillist painting techniques, make miniature Impressionist paintings, and go on a scavenger hunt of the exhibition. Local artists will be on hand to lead plein air painting demonstrations in front of the museum, and local musicians will provide a program of Impressionist music in the auditorium. Free. 1-4 p.m., Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, 207 W York St., Savannah. 912-790-8800.

OCT. 21

Hilton Head Humane Association's Halloween Party: Get your costumes ready for a costume contest and parade for kids, adults and, of course, dogs. Prizes, giveaways, games and music with entertainment featuring DJ Alan Palchak. Noon-2 p.m., Hilton Head Humane Association, 10 Humane Way, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8686.

OCT. 23

Sea Pines 1950-1983: The modern era of Hilton Head Island’s history began when Charles Fraser began developing Sea Pines from timber land owned by his family. Learn about how the island’s destiny was shaped by Fraser’s vision. $15 for Heritage Library members; $20 for non-members. 10:30 a.m., Heritage Library, 2 Corpus Christi Suite 100, Hilton Head Island. www.heritagelib.org.

OCT. 24

H.L. Hunley: Its History, Recovery, and Restoration”: Historian Steve Quick will tell the story of the H.L. Hunley. Cost is $7 and reservations are required. 3 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or www.coastaldiscovery.org/calendar.

HeritageQuest Online: HeritageQuest is a family history database that includes direct links to wills and probates, immigration records, public records, Revolutionary War pensions, Freedman's Bank records, historical maps, and land records. Come see what this program has to offer. Class size is limited and reservations are required. $15 for Heritage Library members; $20 for non-members. 10:30 a.m., Heritage Library, 2 Corpus Christi Suite 100, Hilton Head Island. www.heritagelib.org.

Full Moon Shore Explore:  Discover our beaches under a full moon. Search for nocturnal life including ghost crabs and other sea creatures that scurry throughout our dunes and surf systems. Reservations are required. $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 12 and younger. 7:30-8:30 p.m., The Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island. 843- 842-1979 or www.seapines.com/events.

OCT. 25

Paint Pouring Party: Go with the flow as you learn the fundamentals of paint pouring. During this class for adults, you will learn various techniques while creating two abstract pieces of fluid art. $55 and registration is required. 6-8 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. artshhi.com/workshops or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Coligny Halloween: Kids can trick-or-treat at Coligny Plaza’s more than 60 stores and enjoy a costume contest and music by DJ Crush. 4-7 pm. www.colignyplaza.com.

OCT. 26-28

Tennis Boot Camp: Ten hours of drills and instruction designed to get you back into tournament shape. Ages 17 and older. NTRP 4.0 and up. 4-to-1 student/teacher ratio. $300 and reservations are required. 3-5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m.-noon Sunday, The Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island. 843- 363-4495 or www.seapines.com/events.

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. 26

State of the Region with Sen. Tim Scott:Join more than 700 business and community leaders to hear about key regional accomplishments and pressing issues facing our region, with keynote address by Sen. Tim Scott. Registration and networking begin at 11 a.m.; lunch and the program begin at noon. $40 for members of the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, $50 for non-members. Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Masquerade in the Mansion: Magic and mystique await as you wander the beautiful and historic Telfair Academy. Enjoy unique entertainment such as magic, fire dancers, belly dancers, and a photo booth, plus music and dancing, and libations. This event is open to anyone at least 21 years of age. Each admission ticket includes two drink tickets; additional drink tickets will be available for purchase. Attire is creative black tie. Early Bird Tickets by Oct. 25 are $65 for members and $85 for non-members; at the door, tickets are $85 for members and $100 for non-members; patron tickets are $125. 8 p.m., Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St., Savannah. 912-790-8807 or www.telfair.org/masquerade.

OCT. 26-27

Mother's Finest: Founded in Atlanta, this funk-rock band has a devoted following.. $51. 8 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or www.artshhi.com.

Halloween Wagon Ride: Show off your Halloween costume in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve and hunt for clues to lead you to the pumpkin patch. Reservations required. $16 for adults, $13 for children ages 12 and younger. 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Sea Pines Forest Preserve, Hilton Head Island. www.seapines.com/events.

OCT. 27

Walk to End Alzheimer’s:  Funds raised in this Bluffton walk fund the care, support and research efforts of the nonprofit Alzheimer's Association. Each registered walker with a wristband will receive a Promise Garden flower. Blue represents someone with Alzheimer's or dementia; purple is for someone who has lost a loved one to the disease; yellow represents someone who is currently supporting or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s; orange is for everyone who supports the cause and vision of a world without Alzheimer’s. Registration is at 10 a.m., walk begins at 11 a.m.  Calhoun Street Promenade in Old Town Bluffton, 16 Promenade St. 843-614-6608 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

OCT. 27

Mitchelville Preservation Project forum “Freedom Isn’t Free.” The struggle for freedom continues in this country. This one-day session will highlight Reconstruction, the American Civil Rights Movement, voting rights, citizenship and more. The Westin Hotel on Hilton Head Island. Registration is $80 and includes lunch. Register online at exploremitchelville.org.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Halloween on the Harbour: Celebrate Halloween at The Sea Pines Resort with activities, cookies and trick-or-treating around Harbour Town. Participants of all ages are invited to come in costume. Free. 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. 843- 842-1979 or www.seapines.com/events.

OCT. 30

Camera Club of Hilton Head Island Meeting: Guest speaker Jerry Griffin’s presentation will address techniques for photographing small birds. Members and guests are welcome. 7 p.m., Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 2 Mathews Court, Hilton Head Island. www.cchhi.net.

Cemeteries of Hilton Head Island: Every cemetery tells a story, and the 16 known cemeteries on Hilton Head Island each provide a glimpse into the lives of the people who once called the island home. During this educational presentation, you’ll learn their history and where they are located. $10 for Heritage Library members; $15 for non-members. 10:30 a.m., The Heritage Library, 2 Corpus Christi Suite 100, Hilton Head Island. www.heritagelib.org.

OCT. 31

Trunk-O-Ween: Classic cars will line Towne Centre Drive with their trunks open and full of candy. Costumed children can trick-or-treat from trunk-to-trunk and store-to-store to get their bag filled with candy. Free. 5-7p.m., Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island.

“What Can You Find in Census Records?”: This class takes a look at all the census records from 1790 through 1940, the last Census available to the public at this time. Reservations are required. $15 for Heritage Library members; $20 for non-members. 1:30 p.m., The Heritage Library, 2 Corpus Christi Suite 100, Hilton Head Island. www.heritagelib.org.

Lowcountry Bats at the Coastal Discovery Museum:This program will try to dispel the myths, heal some of the media damage and teach the wonderful facts about bats. Nancy Owens will introduce the audience to Batman and Radar, 2 non-releasable big brown bats. Earth’s bats are at risk right now and the more we can understand and help them, the healthier our planet and our lives will be. Cost is $7 and reservations are required. 3 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223.

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NOV. 1 & 3
“Into the Woods Jr.”:
Hilton Head Christian Academy takes the audience on a spellbinding journey into the adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s Tony Award-winning musical “Into the Woods Jr.” This quirky retelling of Brothers Grimm stories is packed with familiar characters, but traditional storylines have been altered and all do not receive their happily ever after. The musical centers on a childless baker and his wife, who have been cursed by a neighboring witch. $15 for adults; $10 for students. 7 p.m., with a 3 p.m. matinee Nov. 3, Hilton Head Christian Academy, 55 Gardner Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843- 681-2878 or www.hhcadrama.eventbrite.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. 3

JPII Fall Fest/ Pub Night: Live music from the Chiggers Beirgarten, food stations, and silent auction. To benefit John Paul II Catholic School. Cost is $65 per person; $120 for two tickets. 6 p.m., John Paul II Athletic Center, 4211 N. Okatie Highway. 843-645-3838.

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. 6, FEB. 9 AND APRIL 26 & 28

The Mary Green Chorale: An auditioned ensemble of 30 to 40 voices will present three concerts during the 2018-19 season. Nov. 6 is an opening concert to mark two centennial celebrations: the end of World War I and the birth of American composer, conductor and educator Leonard Bernstein. Tickets are $25. 7:30 p.m., Holy Family Catholic Church, 24 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. Tickets are available online, Burke’s Pharmacy, The Oilerie, Markel’s Card & Gift Shop and Station300. 843-802-4441.

NOV. 9-11

Annual Auldbrass Plantation Tours: Auldbrass, Frank Lloyd Wright’s only home in the Lowcountry, 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. Proceeds benefit the Beaufort County Open Land Trust. Tickets are $175. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 843-816-6377 or www.eventbrite.com.  

NOV. 10

St. Andrew By-The-Sea Fall Festival: Fall Festival is one of the largest continuously run church bazaars in South Carolina, with proceeds supporting mission projects. Sale items include baked goods, a garden shop with live plants, and gently used items including books, households/electronics/small furniture, children’s items and toys, sporting goods with bikes/golf clubs, jewelry and a Christmas shop. There will also be a silent auction. There will be great food, live music, and coffee and doughnuts for early arrivals. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., St. Andrew By-The-Sea, 20 Pope Ave., Hilton Head. 843-785-4711.

NOV. 12

Veterans Day Remembrance: The American Legion Alexander Wattay Post 185, with the Military Officer’s Association and the Hilton Head Island Council of the Navy League, will host the island’s annual Veterans Day Remembrance. The guest speaker is U.S. Army Lt. Col. Kenneth Dwyer, garrison commander at Hunter Army Airfield, who served three tours in Afghanistan and received the Purple Heart. Hilton Head Mayor David Bennett will issue a proclamation. The Shore Notes will perform. Free. 10:30 a.m., Shelter Cove Veterans Memorial Park, Hilton Head Island. In case of rain, St. Andrew By-the-Sea Methodist Church, 20 Pope Ave., Hilton Head.

NOV. 15-17

Bluffton Book Festival: The 2018 Bluffton Book Festival will once again feature a lecture series, workshops, and other added activities. The festival begins 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 the featured authors. The 2018 Reception is titled “Books, Bourbon, and Brew.” For the third day, meet and greet authors and purchase signed copies of their books; bring children to the new Kids Corner at 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: More than a cycling event, this event includes music, nightly concerts, a beach bike race, and rides of varying to support the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island. Coligny Plaza, 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.pedalhiltonheadisland.org.

NOV. 16

Songwriters in the Round 2018: This unique event celebrates Nashville’s 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. 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

Italian Festival: Celebrate Italian culture at the ninth annual festival. Eat, drink, dance and socialize at the Hilton Head Island version of the Italian-Heritage Festival in honor of the Feast of San Gennaro, hosted by the Italian-American Club of Hilton Head. $6 per person, kids age 10 and younger are free. Free parking. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 412-897-1148 or www.iachh.org.

ONGOING

“Where’s the Wag Wednesday?”: 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

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

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 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 own bike. $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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 for adults and $65 for children ages 12 and younger. 1:30-5:30 p.m. Fridays. Depart from Shelter Cove Marina, Hilton Head Island.843-689-6767, ext. 223.