Hilton Head Events

 

June 2018 Hilton Head Calendar of Events

JUNE 1

“Coffee & Conversation” with Dr. Laura Knobel: Dr. Laura Knobel is a local primary care physician on Hilton Head Island. She will discuss a model of medicine in which the physician and patient can spend more time getting to know each other. Free, but reservations are required. 2-3 p.m., Memory Matters, 117 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-6688.

Benches, Books & More! Gala Event: A silent auction fundraiser of hand-painted children’s furniture and adult benches to benefit the Art League of Hilton Head Island and The Literacy Center. Enjoy live music, wine and hors d’ oeuvres. $10 per person. 6-9 p.m., Art League Gallery, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head. 843-681-5060 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dueling Pianos with Ellie Stewart and David Ross: This event isa sing-along  that includes two grand pianos on a stage with two players who sing and entertain. It is part music and part comedy, complete with audience participation. 8 p.m., Club Seats Grille, 2600 Main St., Unit 102, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-2582.

JUNE 2

Relay For Life: Honor survivors, remember those who lost their fight, and recognize those currently battling cancer. Highlights of this year's celebration, to benefit the American Cancer Society, include a survivor's luncheon, entertainment by Target The Band, a huge silent auction, and activities for kids. Free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-263-3216 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

JUNE 2-3

Fine Art Prints & Poster Sale: The Art League of Hilton Head Island is holding a liquidation sale of its large inventory of fine art prints and posters. Unique posters and limited edition prints will be available at unbeatable prices. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Art League Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head. 843-842-5738 or www.artleaguehhi.org.

JUNE 4

Audition for Arts Center production of “Amadeus:” Auditions are by appointment only. Rehearsals for "Amadeus" begin on Sept. 11, and performances run Oct. 2-21. Actors must be available for all rehearsals and performances. Performers should prepare a dramatic monologue. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. The show will be directed by Russell Treyz, well known to Arts Center of Coastal Carolina audiences for directing “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Pride and Prejudice.” Noon-7 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head. 843-686-3945, ext. 202, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

JUNE 4-JULY 1

“Palettes by Pam” Featured Artist Exhibition: Pam Davis is the featured artist for June at the Society of Bluffton Artists. She painted in the photo realism style for many years until relaxing into her own unique, impressionistic style. Davis specializes in animal portraits and landscapes. Her art exhibition will run from June 4 through July 1. An opening reception is scheduled from 3-5 p.m. June. Society of Bluffton Artists, 6 Church St., Bluffton. 843-757-6586 or www.palettesbypam.com.

JUNE 4-JULY 6

Tour an Archaeological Site: Explore the Sea Pines shell ring, a 4,000-year-old Native American site, and learn about the ancient history of Hilton Head Island. Archaeologists are working on-site and docents are available to answer questions. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 4-July 6. www.facebook.com/SPART.edu

JUNE 5-28

Reptiles and Amphibians 2018:  Alligators, snakes and turtles will be on hand as the audience takes a closer look at the fascinating and unique characteristics of these local reptiles and amphibians. Learn how to protect these amazing creatures and safely enjoy sharing the Lowcountry with them. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12; reservations are required. 1-2 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223, or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

JUNE 5-30

“Paper Cuts, Shadows and Shapes” by Kathryn Riley Parker: Local artistKathryn Riley Parker presents “Paper Cuts,” a unique exhibition in the medium of paper.Opening public reception on June 6. Free. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Art League of Hilton Head Island,14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

JUNE 6

A Reverence For Teaching: Explore best-selling author Pat Conroy’s reverence for the art of teaching and his own legacy as a teacher. Pat Conroy Literary Center executive director Jonathan Haupt will discuss teachers from Conroy’s formative years as a student at Beaufort High School and profiles of Conroy’s own students at Beaufort High and on Daufuskie Island. Free. 3 p.m., Bluffton Library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. 843-255-6512.

Shar Weinrauch and Healing Breast Cancer Naturally: The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club meets monthly to teach and support whole food plant-based eating. Shar Weinrauch will be the guest speaker in June. She will discuss surviving breast cancer over the past 20 years using many holistic and alternative methods and far infrared digital thermography for early detection and disease prevention. Free and open to the public. 6:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. 843-816-6179 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

JUNE 6-27

Sea Turtles of Hilton Head Island: Learn about the life of sea turtles on Hilton Head Island from Amber Kuehn, director of Hilton Head’s sea turtle protection project. Learn about different types of sea turtles, their nesting patterns and the best ways to protect them as they venture to our shores. Cost is $18 for adults and $14 for children ages 12 and younger. Reservations are required. 8-9 p.m. June 6-27, excluding June 20, The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com/events

JUNE 7

Fun in the Sun for Everyone: Pockets Full of Sunshine hosts this annual event, which includes beach activities for children and adults with special needs, as well as families of all ages and abilities. Registration required. 1-3 p.m., Marriott’s Surf Watch, Hilton Head Island. 423-760-2103 or www.pocketsfullofsun.org.

Evening of Art with Amiri: Enjoy a glass of wine and hos d’oeuvres as you paint a contemporary piece of art with Amiri. Farris will discuss contemporary art and his latest works. All supplies are included. Enjoy the company of other budding artists during this evening of fun and creativity. Cost is $50 per person and reservations are required. 5-7 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223, or www.coastaldiscovery.org/calendar.

JUNE 8

Under the Sea 2018: There is an amazing world of marine life under that sparkling ocean. Take a closer look at some of the 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, and much more. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 4-12; reservations are required. 1-2 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. 

Blues & Brews of the Bluff: The Bluffton Sunset Party Series returns with Brews of the Bluff, featuring live music from The Chiggers and the Horan Brothers Band, local food vendors, craft beers and fun activities. Tickets are $5 at the door; children ages 12 and younger are free. 5-9 p.m., Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton. 843-757-8520 or www.blufftonsunsetparty.com.

JUNE 8 & JUNE 10

“Unity in the Comminity” Concert: A “unity choir” of nearly 50 singers from 12 or more churches will sing gospel, jazz, blues and American standards at a concert meant to bring people of all races, colors, creeds, religions, ages and incomes together in a profound way. Solo performers will incluce Scott Gibbs, Elaine Lake, Velma Polk, Curtis Dansby, Bessie Bates and Terry Herron. Audiences sing-alongs will be included. Tickets are $10 for students, $20 for seniors and $25 for general admission. 7 p.m. June 8 and 4 p.m. June 10, University South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. 843-521-4145 or www.uscbcenterforthearts.com.

JUNE 9

A Visual History of African-American Religion: Dr. Eric Lewis Williams, curator of religion at the Center for the Study of African-American Religious Life at the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History & Culture in Washington, D.C., will share his perspectives of the role and influences of African-American religion on American culture and its impact through the centuries. Free. 9 a.m., St. Andrew-By-The-Sea United Methodist Church, 20 Pope Ave., Hilton Head. 843-271-9919 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

JUNE 11

“Real Life Learning” Seminar Series: This monthly educational seminar program hosted by the Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce provides business insight and strategies for professionals throughout all industries. Learn about accounting and financial statements from speaker Lisa Peacock, proprietor of The Bluffton Bookkeeper. Cost is $10 for members, $20 for non-members and pre-registration is recommended. 5-6:30 p.m., Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, 217 Goethe Road, Bluffton. 843-757-1010 or www.blufftonchamberofcommerce.org.

JUNE 11-15

Take the Stage! Performing Arts Camp Session 1: Explore music, dance and drama in this one-week camp. Students will work with professional artists and will be exposed to a variety of performing art forms at the Black Box Theatre and will create a mini-showcase performance. Cost is  $110 for ages 6-13. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.artshhi.com.

Mixed- Up Masterpieces Visual Arts Camp Session 1: In this one-week camp, students will study folk and fine art from all around the world that will inspire both traditional and unusual 2-D and 3-D masterpieces. A mini-showcase exhibit/reception will be held on Friday. Tuition is $110 for ages 6-13. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.artshhi.com/workshops.

JUNE 15-16

2018 Juneteenth Celebration: Band Ranky Tanky will headline the two-day celebration at Mitchelville Historic Freedom Park. Learn about life in Mitchelville during the Reconstruction era and enjoy food, music, art and cultural activities. Cost is $10 for general admission, free for children 10 and younger. Mitchelville Historic Freedom Park, 226 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-255-7300 or www.exploremitchelville.org.

JUNE 16

Music on Malphrus: Singer/songwriter Rod MacDonald will perform. His songs will stay in your heart and mind long after the music has ended. General admission is $20. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m., 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. 843-837-3330 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

JUNE 18-21, 29

Kids N’ Clay Camp: Students will learn a variety of ceramic han-building techniques, including pinch, slab, coil, surface decoration and glazing. Tuition is $115 for ages 7-12. 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.artshhi.com/workshops.

JUNE 20-JULY 1

Main Street Youth Theatre Presents “Grease”: Relive the 1950s with the high-energy musical “Grease.” Starring local teenagers, this classic love story features the hot-rodding gangster Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski, the sweet new girl in town. Tickets are $19 for adults and $12 for students. 7 p.m. and 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday, Main Street Youth Theatre, 3000 Main St., Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6246 or www.msyt.org

JUNE 20-JULY 29

“Saturday Night Fever”: Get your bell bottoms out and your boogie shoes on for the Southeastern premiere of “Saturday Night Fever” at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. A new generation of performers presents the soaring sounds and pulsating rhythms of this coming-of-age disco fantasy. Tickets are $50 for adults and $37 for children. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or www.artshhi.com.

JUNE 20 & 21

Family Fun Workshop: Intro to 3-D Printing: This two-hour exploration of 3-D printing will give you a new perspective on how to make anything you can imagine. You'll learn about 3-D printing technology including software, hardware and design, and then have fun making your own 3-D printed island keepsake. Tuition is $25 for ages 7 to adult; students younger than 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.artshhi.com/workshops.

JUNE 22

1-Day 3-D Printing Camp: Have you ever wanted to make a 3-D model for Minecraft, gaming or an invention but didn't know where to begin?  Bring a laptop to learn basic CAD modeling and learn about all the latest advancements in 3-D design and printing.  We will cover 3-D scanning to create your own 3-D selfie.Tuition is $65 for ages 10-16. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.artshhi.com/workshops.

Musical Movie Friday: “My Fair Lady”: Professor Henry Higgins bets he can refine cockney Eliza Doolittle. This film won an Oscar for Best Picture. Directed by George Cukor. Free. 1 p.m., Bluffton Library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. 843-255-6512.

JUNE 25-29

STEAM Camp Session 1: 3-D Printing: Does your child love design technology and express interest in the “maker movement”? During this week-long STEAM camp, he or she can take a hands-on journey into the exciting technology of 3-D printing. Camp will cover all facets of 3-D printing, from 3-D scanning, 3-D modeling, preparing files, and finally, the 3-D printing process. Students will be presented with a mixed media “design challenge” that will result in a final project featuring this innovative technology. Bring a laptop. Tuition is $130 for ages 11-16. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.artshhi.com/workshops.

STEAM CAMP Session 2: Da Vinci Lab for Creative Arts and Sciences: Are you interested in inventing, painting, sculpting, engineering, and designing? Welcome to Da Vinci’s Lab for Creative Arts and Sciences. Tuition is $13 for ages 7-12. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.artshhi.com/workshops.

Theatre Camp ONE – Plays & Players: Make a cast of new friends during this fun-filled week. Campers will experience a mini-production and will make up the cast and production crew, learning how to write scripts, understand and develop characters, create sets and props, and design costumes. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.artshhi.com/workshops.

JUNE 28

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. Cost is $15 per adult and $10 per child ages 12 and younger.  Reservations are required. 8:30-9:30 p.m., The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979.  

SAVE THE DATE

JULY 9-13

Take the Stage! Performing Arts Camp Session 2: Join us as we explore music, dance and drama in this one-week camp. Students will work with professional artists and will be exposed to a variety of performing art forms at the Black Box Theatre and will create a mini-showcase performance. Cost is  $110 for ages 6-13. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.artshhi.com.

Mixed-Up Masterpieces Visual Arts Camp Session 2: In this one-week camp, students will study folk and fine art from all around the world that will inspire both traditional and unusual 2-D and 3-D masterpieces. A mini-showcase exhibit/reception will be held on Friday. Tuition is $110 for ages 6-13. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.artshhi.com/workshops.

JULY 19-20

May River Shrimp Festival: The Bluffton Sunset Party Series returns with May River Shrimp Festival — a two-night event — featuring live music from The Chiggers and the Horan Brothers Band, local food vendors, craft beers and fun activities. Tickets are $5 at the door; children ages 12 and younger are free. 5-9 p.m., Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton. 843-757-8520 or www.blufftonsunsetparty.com.

JULY 20

The Life Tour: Boy George & Culture Club and The B-52s, with special guest Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins. 10 a.m., Volvo Car Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Drive, Charleston. 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

JULY 23

The Comedy of Louie Anderson: Louie Anderson, a three-time Emmy Award winner, is one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics; named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time.” His career has spanned more than 30 years. He is a best-selling author, star of his own standup specials and sitcoms and he continues to tour the country performing to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Currently, Anderson co-stars along with Zach Galifianakis and Martha Kelly in the hit FX comedy series “Baskets.” Tickets are $47. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head. 843-842-2787 or www.artshhi.com.

JULY 23-27

Theatre Camp TWO – Summer Shakespeare: Make a cast of new friends during this fun-filled week, when we will dive into the world of the greatest playwright in history: William Shakespeare. Students will develop fundamental acting skills as they transform into Shakespeare’s characters through voice and movement work. Tuition is $210 for ages 9-14. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.artshhi.com/workshops.

JULY 30-AUG 3

STEAM Camp Session 3: Tinker Camp: Tinker Camp is an exciting and hands-on learning opportunity for youth, with a special emphasis on the STEAM curriculum areas — science, technology, engineering, art and math. During this fun-filled week. campers will learn about concepts such as geometry, engineering, circuits, forces of motion, and simple machines while creating projects that will have them eager to learn more. Tuition is $130 for ages 7-12. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.artshhi.com/workshops.

STEAM Camp Session 4: “Star Wars” & “Transformers” Cardboard Character Creation: During this camp, student will learn to manipulate and engineer cardboard to build a static “Transformers”- or “Star Wars”-style model. Students will be challenged to incorporate multi-functional design elements into their sculptures that would represent both the vehicle mode and the robot mode in their prototype. Once they learn the physics of how materials can become stronger when they are bent, folded or laminated, these sculptural techniques can apply to endless other projects. Tuition is $130 for ages 10-16. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.artshhi.com/workshops.

ONGOING

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 p.m. every Thursday, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island.

Fun With Albert: Join The Sea Pines Resort recreation team and our mascot, Albert the Alligator, for photos, games and activities on the lawn adjacent to the playground in Harbour Town. Complimentary. 7-7:45 a.m. Sundays, The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Dr, Hilton Head Island. seapines.com/events.

Freshwater Fishing: Enjoy a relaxing morning fishing from the shore by the beautiful lakes of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Supplies provided. Cost is $18 for adulst 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.

Monday Night Exhibition: Join us for an exciting tennis demonstration with valuable tips, refreshments, prize drawings, and our traditional fishbowl sale. This event is sponsored by Sea Pines Real Estate, Prince, Adidas and Wilson. 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 27, The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 8843-363-4495 or www.seapines.com/events.

Crabby Encounters: Spend your morning searching for the crabs of Hilton Head Island and learning about crabs and other beach creatures, including the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin. Supplies are provided; catch and release. Cost is $18 for adults, $13 for children ages 12 and younger. Reservations are required. 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and 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 for 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.

Nature at Night: Enjoy a wagon ride after dark through the Sea Pines Forest Preserve.  Discover the personality of our nocturnal wildlife and learn about the legends of Sea Pines. Cost is $16 per adult and $13 per child ages 12 and younger; reservations are required. 8:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays, The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com/events.

Beach Yoga: Enjoy the beautiful views of the ocean as you relax and focus on strength, flexibility, and balance. Please bring your own 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 WednesdaysThe Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Diver, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com/events.

Water Aerobics: Shallow aquatic fitness class designed to maximize the water’s resistance, improve cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance and flexibility. Come experience the benefits of water training. Non-swimmers welcome. Cost is $13 per adult and reservations are required. 8:15-9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursday, The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com/events.

Craft Cove: Children and adults can enjoy a variety of craft activities at the Sea Pines Beach Club. Prices vary; $10-$15. Noon-2 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, 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 T-shirt. Noon-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com/events.

Gregg Russell Concerts: Over the years, Gregg Russell has become a Sea Pines classic. You’ll find him under the famed Liberty Oak entertaining adults and children alike. His concerts are not to be missed. Free. 8-9:30 a.m. nightly except Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 24, The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.seapines.com/events.

Live Entertainment: The Nice Guys: Get your groove on with the island’s favorite dance/pop/funk band, The Nice Guys. Performing a variety of contemporary music that the whole family agrees on! The fab five is comprised of some of the nicest guys around. 7-9 p.m. Sundays, The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. Visit www.seapines.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 & 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.

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. 11 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 ext. 224 or www.coastaldiscovery.org/calendar.

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. 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/calenarofevents.

Tom Peeples Discovery Lab 2018: Discover unique and fascinating stories about the Lowcountry’s history and environment through hands-on, interactive displays and games. Your visit to the lab is a fun educational experience for all ages. You will get a closer look at some live lowcountry animals like fish, horseshoe crabs, hermit crabs, frogs, lizards, snakes, and a friendly alligator. Suggested $2 per person donation. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 2-4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island.

Tuesday Night Supper Club: Join the club at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, 130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island. Three courses for $20, including a complimentary glass of wine. Reservations are required. 843-3341-1850 or www.sonesta.com.

Garvin-Garvey Cottage Tours: Visit the newly opened Garvin-Garvey Freedman’s Cottage. $5 per person. By appointment, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton. www.townofbluffton.sc.gov/garvin-garvey.

Forest Preserve Wagon Journey: Sit back, relax and experience the animals and plant life of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Reservations are required. Cost is $16 for adults and $13 for children ages 12 and younger. 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sea Pines Resort. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com.

Uncovering the Roots of Reconstruction: 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 personal vehicles to the self-governing community of Mitchelville, where they’ll learn about the Port Royal Experiment and how freedom and Reconstruction impacted the new citizens who lived there; and then join a guide for a tour of Fort Howell, built in 1864 to protect the town of Mitchelville. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 6-12; reservations are required. 9:30 a.m. Fridays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 224, or www.coastaldiscovery.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. Wednesdays, intersection of U.S. 278 and Mathews Drive. 843-686-6050 or www.heritagelib.org.

Tour Historic Fort Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation: Join the Heritage Library for a tour of the Civil War battery on Skull Creek, built to protect Port Royal Sound and the Seabrook Coaling Station. $12 per adult and $7 per child. Registration is required. 10 a.m. Thursdays, 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6050 or www.heritagelib.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 Americans 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.

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.

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..

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. on the second Sunday of every month, Unitarian Universalist Church, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. 201-233-6015 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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. Every Saturday, Rowing & Sailing Center, 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-816-0172.

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.

 

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