Alligator & Wildlife Tour Daily. Please call for schedule. Enjoy a one-hour guided tour through the freshwater lakes of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve and an up-close view of Hilton Head Island’s indigenous plant and animal life, including the American alligator. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the nature center at (843) 686-5323 or seapines.com.
The Island Recreation Center offers youth & adult sports, youth & adult programs and youth & adult aquatics for all ages and skill levels. Pre-registration required. 20 Wilborn Rd. (843) 681-7273 or islandreccenter.org.
Sea Pines Scavenger Hunt! Try our new and innovative real-world hunting game. Keep an eye out for The Sea Pines Resort logo as you follow our clues and photograph your team at our more popular sights. To get started visit seapines.com/scavenger hunt. Find all 10 locations and receive a prize. Prizes will be awarded at the fitness center. Complimentary.
The Art Academy of the Hilton Head Art League offers classes and workshops for all ages and skill levels. Pre-registration required. 106 Cordillo Pkwy. (843) 842-5738 or artleaguehhi.org.
Kayak Tours Daily. Please call for schedule. Kayak with dolphins in the calm waters of Calibogue Sound and Broad Creek. We may also see egrets, herons, ospreys, bald eagles, river otters and manatees as we paddle. Experience is not necessary for adults and children to enjoy this one and- a-half-hour guided tour in the natural surroundings of area wildlife. A paddling clinic is included with each tour, as are life jackets and paddles. Our single and double kayaks are stable and easy to paddle. (843) 671-4386 or seapines.com.
Enjoy live music on the deck, at Hilton Head Brewing Co., 7C Greenwood Drive in Reilley’s Plaza. Call for schedule. (843) 785-3900 or hiltonheadbrewingcompany.com.
Gullah Heritage Trail Tours depart from the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, Tuesday-Sunday. Experience the Gullah culture of Hilton Head Island on a two-hour tour of 10 neighborhoods established during the Civil War. Reservations required. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 681-7066 or gullaheritage.com.
Daily tours of Bluffton’s Rose Hill Mansion, a Gothic Revival-style home built circa 1858 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Reservations required. 199 Rose Hill Way. (843) 757-6046 or rosehillmansion.com.
Alligator Wine & Cheese! Please call for schedule. Enjoy a sunset cruise on the freshwater lakes of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve and discover indigenous plants and animals, while enjoying complimentary wine and cheese. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the nature center at (843) 686-5323 or seapines.com.
Climb to the top of the Harbour Town Lighthouse Museum! Explore Hilton Head Island’s rich history and creation of the lighthouse in a unique museum-like setting. Enjoy the Lowcountry’s best views and island’s most elevated shopping, and wave to friends & family via our webcam. (843) 671-2810 or harbourtownlighthouse.com.
Enviro Tour! Explore Calibogue Sound and surrounding waterways by boat during an Enviro Tour! Discover Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, sea turtles, eagles, and other marine wildlife in their natural habitat. Venture over to Daufuskie Island and take a step back in time. Comb the beach for shells, or relax and take in the beauty of a Lowcountry sunset, while touring the salt marshes and tidal creeks. Whatever you choose, it’s bound to be an adventure that’s fun for all ages. For additional information and reservations, please call (843) 363–2628 or seapines.com.
Monday – Saturday:
Wine Flights & Cheese at the Island Winery, 12:30-2:30 p.m. $10 per flight. 12-A Cardinal Rd. (843) 842-3141 or islandwinery.com.
Monday – Friday:
The Sea Pines Resort Golf Clinics for all skill levels at the Plantation Club, 9-10 a.m. or 3:30-4:30 p.m. (843) 842-1477 or seapines.com.
Monday – Thursday:
Wine & Cheese Happy Hour at the Island Winery starting at 4 p.m. Cover charge. 12-A Cardinal Rd. (843) 842-3141 or islandwinery.com.
Lowcountry Plantation Exploration, 10–11 a.m. Get a truly unique experience by exploring the ruins of our 18th century plantation house. Walk the grounds of an area that has been untouched for hundreds of years and listen to stories regarding the history and plantation life on Hilton Head Island in The Sea Pines Resort. Reservations are required and may be made by calling The Sea Pines Resort Recreation Department at (843) 842-1979 or seapines.com.
“From Dixie to the Delta” The Eddie Wilson Quartet Honoring the sounds of New Orleans, Bayou & Blues featuring pianist Eddie Wilson, percussionist Chris Russell, Bassist Clarence Williams, and Multi-Instrumentalist Danny Dennison at The Jazz Corner in The Village at Wexford. Dinner reservations highly recommended. Music charge nightly. 1000 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com.
“Where Does the Power Come From?” complimentary golf clinic and exhibition every Monday evening at 4 p.m. at the Jones course. Led by PGA Pro, Doug Weaver. Take advantage of free custom club fitting and swing evaluation every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Call (843) 785-1138 or palmettodunes.com.
The Tennis Center at Palmetto Dunes offers a complimentary exhibition every Monday night at 5:30 p.m. Come watch the pros play while enjoying complimentary cocktails or lemonade, door prizes and great fun. (843) 785-1106 or palmettodunes.com.
The Hilton Head Shore Notes (Sweet Adelines) rehearse at Island Lutheran Church, 7 p.m. Guests welcome. 4400 Main St. (843) 681-3516 or hiltonheadshorenotes.com.
The Island Writers’ Network meets at the Heritage Library in the Savannah Bank Building, 7 p.m. 852 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 682-8250 or iwn-hhi.org.
Men need special support when caring for a wife afflicted with dementia. Let us help, 9:45-11:45 a.m. Visitors welcome. 117 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-6688 or memory-matters.org.
Tuesday – Sunday:
Gullah Heritage Trail Tours depart from the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. Experience the Gullah culture of Hilton Head Island on a narrated tour. Reservations required. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 681-7066 or gullaheritage.com.
Tuesday – Saturday:
The Sandbox is an interactive children’s museum dedicated to the positive development of young children through educational play in an atmosphere that fosters both family and community, 18 A Pope Ave. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (843) 842-7645 or thesandbox.org.
Tuesday – Friday:
Stan Smith Tennis Academy for ages 18 and up at the Sea Pines Racquet Club in The Sea Pines Resort, 9 a.m.-noon. Pre-registration required. (843) 363-4495 or e-mail email@example.com.
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays:
Wish Upon A Horse Therapeutic Riding Center provides FREE therapeutic horseback riding lessons to children and adults with special needs. These lessons are available for residents and visitors. Volunteers to assist during lessons are always needed as well and no experience with horses is necessary. Donations are always welcome. Please call or visit website for more information. (843) 671-2586 or wishuponahorsehhi.org.
Prehistoric Indian Exploration, 10–11:30 a.m. Visit the remains of Hilton Head Island’s indigenous Indians. View a 4,000-year-old sacred Indian Shell Ring. Search for birds and animals, hidden among the trees, as you listen to stories regarding this historic area. Reservations are required and may be made by calling The Sea Pines Resort Recreation Department at (843) 842-1979 or seapines.com.
Bridge Workshops -Intermediate- from 10 a.m. to noon at the Hilton Head Island Bridge Club, Port Royal Plaza, near Sam’s Club. $15/session. Kathie Walsh, (843) 689-6239.
Dinner with the Hilton Head Island Singles, 5:30 p.m. at different restaurants on the Island. Bill Krepfle at (843) 422-5103 or hiltonheadislandsingles.com.
The Heritage Library History & Genealogy Center will present a special talk and Powerpoint presentation on Hilton Head Island’s storied past and historic sites to aquaint visitors and residents with our history and encourage them to explore on their own – on foot, by bicycle or by car. The talk which is one-hour from 10:30–11:30 a.m. Admission is free. Donations are welcome and reservations are required. 852 Wm. Hilton Parkway, (Savannah Bank building) on the 2nd floor. (843) 686-6560 or heritagelib.org.
The Tennis Center at Palmetto Dunes offers complimentary Tennis Demo Days, Tuesdays at 2 p.m. (843) 785-1106 or palmettodunes.com.
“Brain Boosters” program, a pro-active approach to Early Memory Loss, at Memory Matters, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Visitors welcome. 117 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-6688 or memory-matters.org.
Beach Walks at Mitchelville Beach, 2 p.m. An opportunity to explore our ever changing marine environment at hidden Mitchelville beach along Port Royal Sound led by a docent from the Museum. Reservations required (843) 689-6767 ext 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.
Discovering Reptiles, 3–4 p.m. Meet at the H2O Nature Center in Harbour Town and get up-close and personal with our local wildlife. Enjoy a hands-on experience with the Center’s resident reptiles, while learning about their lifestyles and habitats from our master naturalist. $10/person. Reservations are required. (843) 686-5323 or seapines.com/events.
“Discovery Reptiles” program at the H2O Nature Center in Harbour Town, 3-4 p.m. Enjoy a hands-on experience with the Center’s resident reptiles, while learning about their lifestyles and habitats from our master naturalist. Reservations are required. (843) 686-5323 or seapines.com.
Are you 65 or under and been diagnosed with some form of dementia? We can help with support and resources, 1-2 p.m. Visitors welcome. 117 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-6688 or memory-matters.org.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Connection Recovery Support Group for Consumers meets at Christ Lutheran Church, 5:30-7 p.m. Support Group for Caregivers and Parents meets at 6 p.m. 829 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 681-2200 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Club meets at the Hilton Head Branch Library, 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. 11 Beach City Rd. (843) 255-6520 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.
Wednesdays & Fridays:
Shore Explore, 10–11:30 a.m. Stroll along the sandy shoreline of South Beach and experience the fun and beauty of our South Carolina coast. Search for dolphins, starfish and sand dollars, while learning about shells and other sea treasures. Reservations are required and may be made by calling The Sea Pines Resort Recreation Department at (843) 842-1979 or seapines.com.
Caring for someone with dementia? Join Memory Matters powerful group for resources and comfort, 9:45-11:45 a.m. Visitors welcome. 117 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-6688 or memory-matters.org.
Genealogy Workshops at Heritage Library History & Genealogy Center, 852 Wm. Hilton Parkway. 1:30-3 p.m. Reservations required. Admission is free and donations are welcome. (843) 686-6560 or heritagelib.org.
Thursdays & Saturdays:
The Trail of Carolina Gold, 10–11:30 a.m. Discover the hidden treasures of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve, walking marsh boardwalks over the old Lawton Rice Field. Look for turtles, lizards and alligators, while learning about plantation life during the 18th century. Reservations are required and may be made by calling The Sea Pines Resort Recreation Department at (843) 842-1979 or seapines.com.
“Farmers Market of Bluffton” Carson Cottages, Calhoun Street, Old Town Bluffton, Noon-4 p.m. Farm fresh produce, delicious prepared foods, entertainment, cookbook signing, tips from master gardeners and more. farmersmarketbluffton.org.
Forest Preserve Wagon Journey, 4–5:30 p.m. Sit back, relax and experience the animals and plant life of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. We’ll search for turtles, alligators, birds and other critters as we ride past Heritage Farm, Lake Joe, Fish Island and more. Reservations are required and may be made by calling The Sea Pines Resort Recreation Department at (843) 842-1979 or seapines.com.
Imagination Hour: Story-time Hour and Craft at The Sandbox, 18-A Pope Ave., 10:30 a.m. (843) or thesandbox.org.
Parent’s Night Out, 6-9 p.m. Enjoy a date night out while your children play at the Sandbox, 18-A Pope Ave. Staff-supervised, arts and crafts, and dinner (pizza, drink, & dessert). For children ages 3-9 years. Nonmembers $25 per child ($15 for additional children). Members $20 per child ($10 for additional children). This is a popular program, advance reservations recommended. (843) or thesandbox.org.
Fridays & Saturdays:
ELA’s, 1 Shelter Cove Marina, presents Chicago recording artist John Wasem bringing his music to Hilton Head Island, 7 p.m. (843) 785-3030 or ELASGRILLE.COM.
Caring for someone with Early Memory Loss? This group is designed for caregivers of someone 70 yrs. or younger, 9:45-11:45 a.m. Visitors welcome. 117 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-6688 or memory-matters.org.
The Coastal Discovery Museum and the Heritage Library are pleased to announce a new tour offering on Hilton Head Island. Beginning June 8, guided tours of Historic Fort Mitchel at 10 a.m. Visit a well preserved example of a Civil War Era coastal artillery battery. Learn about what life on Hilton Head Island was like for northern soldiers during the Union occupation 1861-1866. Adults: $12 per person, Children ages 6-12: $7, no children under 6, please. Reservations are requested. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 689-6767 or coastaldiscovery.org.
Basic Bridge Bidding Workshops from 10 a.m. to noon at the Hilton Head Island Bridge Club, Port Royal Plaza, near Sam’s Club $10/session. Kathie Walsh, (843) 689-6239.
Hilton Head Island Farmer’s Market, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Coastal Discovery Musuem at Honey Horn. The perfect place to buy fresh, locally grown produce. You choose your fruits, vegetables, meats, poultry, seafood, flowers, preserves, pasta, breads, pies and numerous delectable treats. From farmers to beekeepers to artisans at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. 70 Honey Horn Drive. farmersmarkethiltonheadisland.com.
Social Shag Dance Night hosted by the Hilton Head Island Carolina Shag Club at Remy’s Bar & Grill, 6-9 p.m. 130 Arrow Rd. (843) 505-0152 or hhishag.com.
“Music at Noon,” free organ concerts presented by the Low Country Chapter American Guild of Organists, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, noon. 50 Pope Ave. (888) 840-0152 or lowcountryago.org.
ELA’s, 1 Shelter Cove Marina, presents Tim Malchak performing 6-9 p.m. (843) 785-3030 or ELASGRILLE.COM.
Dixieland Jazz Society of the Lowcountry New Orleans-Style Jazz Jam at The Jazz Corner in The Village at Wexford, 2-5 p.m. Free admission, minimum purchase for table seating. 1000 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-8620 or djslc.com.
February 1 – 28:
Enjoy the display of original work of leading Gullah artists from the Lowcountry at “DeArts Ob We People XVI,” a month-long event held as part of the 17th Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Walter Greer Gallery in the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane. Admission, $2. (843) 255-7303 or gullahcelebration.com.
February 1 – 17:
South Carolina Repertory Company presents A SKULL IN CONNEMARA, by Martin McDonagh, directed by Tom Evans. Meshing boisterous storytelling with savage ironic humor, this unique Irish comedy drops us into the life of Mick Dowd, a laconic rural gravedigger. Each autumn Dowd is hired to disinter the bones of 7-year-old corpses in his local cemetery and smash them to pulp to make way for new arrivals. Trouble is, this year he will be digging up the wife he is hotly suspected of killing 7 years ago. 136 B Beach City Rd. (843) 342-2057 or hiltonheadtheatre.com.
February 1 – 2:
Chamber Restaurant Week! Do you have a favorite dining hotspot? Is there a popular restaurant you’ve always wanted to visit? Do you just need help planning what’s for dinner tonight? Modeled after similar popular events held in NYC and Los Angeles, Restaurant Week features local participating restaurants, offering specially price-fixed “prix fixe” menus. (800) 523-3373 or hiltonheadchamber.org.
February 1 – 2:
Grammy Award-winning Pianist & Composer Bob James with Seven-String Jazz Guitarist Howard Paul at The Jazz Corner in The Village at Wexford. Dinner reservations highly recommended. Music charge nightly. 1000 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com.
The Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration kicks off with an opening reception and preview of original work by leading Gullah artists from the Lowcountry. Awards will be presented to the 2012 Best in Show artist as selected by the 2012 exhibit attendees. 6 p.m. The Walter Greer Gallery in the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane. Admission, $2. (843) 255-7303 or gullahcelebration.com.
February 2 – 3:
Open House! Hampton Lake opens its doors and invites area residents and visitors to tour homes in the brand new Lowcountry Model Park as well as nearly 10 new homes located throughout the lakeside community at the western edge of Bluffton. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Free! (843) 836-LAKE (5253) or HamptonLake.com.
The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce “CHAMBER BALL” at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, 6:30 p.m. Enjoy fine dining, dancing and entertainment at the annual event honoring the outstanding individuals and organizations that make a difference in our community. Connie Killmar, (843) 785-3673 or hiltonheadchamber.org.
Enjoy a Gullah feast, as part of the 17th Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration, featuring authentic Gullah dishes such as the “Original Island” gumbo and “Geechee” conch stew during “A Taste of Gullah.” Barbecue ribs, fried fish, chicken and more will be available along with special entertainment including Ms. Louise Cohen, Gullah Storyteller. Noon-4 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane. $10 for meal. (843) 255-7303 or gullahcelebration.com.
HHSO Youth Concerto Competition, 1:30 p.m., at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 50 Pope Ave. Nine (9) instrumentalists have been selected to compete in the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra’s Youth Concerto Competition. Tickets: $10 per person. (843) 842-2055 for reserved seating hhso.org.
First Presbyterian Church Hilton Head Island will host Bud Ferillo, producer of the award-winning documentary “Corridor of Shame,” in a “Conversation with Pastor Doug Fletcher” and will give an update about the corridor at the 8:30, 9:45 and 11 a.m. worship services. 540 Wm Hilton Pkwy. (843) 681-3696 or fpchhi.org.
February 4 – March 2:
Picture This Gallery, 78 Arrow Rd., presents new works by Terry Richards. Artist reception, Friday, Feb., 8th, 8-5 p.m. (843) 842-5299 or picturethishiltonhead.com.
February 5 – 24:
“I Hate Hamlet” the funniest ghost story you’ll ever see! This raucous comedy tells story of a successful TV actor who moves from L.A., confronts the New York stage scene, rents a fabulous apartment in the Village and is offered the role of a lifetime…Hamlet! See the show the NY Times called “…hilarious.” Tickets are $44 for adults and $31 for children 4-15. (Save up to 10 dollars on previews February 5-7.) Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 842-ARTS or tickets.artshhi.com or artshhi.com.
Get With The Program! Using Famil Tree Maker 2012, 1:30-3:30 p.m. If you are using a version of Family Tree Maker prior to 2010 or are not familiar with this software, this class is for you. FTM expert, Carol Clemens, will help you with the basics of entering data and photos, how to prepare and print charts, reports, timelines, etc. Must have basic computer skills and know how to search the internet. Reservations suggested. $20 members/$25 non-members. (843) 686-6560 or heritagelib.org.
Rusty Floyd, Brian Fatzinger and Friends, a folk music concert, 6:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 540 Wm. Hilton Parkway. Free! (843) 681-3696 or fpchhi.org.
USCB Lunch with Author Series highlights New York Times bestselling author, Karen White, at the Hampton Hall Clubhouse, Bluffton, by popular demand. White will feature her two latest books, Sea Change and After the Rain, a sequel to Falling Home. All-inclusive lunch starts at noon, followed by talk, Q&A, booksigning. $42. Reservations (843) 521-4147 or email@example.com.
The Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn presents The Far Side of Nature! A Look at some of Gary Larson’s funny cartoons and their true biological inspiration, 3 p.m. Marvin Bouknight will be talking about the famous and hilarious nature inspired cartoons by Gary Larson. Learn the true and false beliefs and stereotypes in such subjects as animals, nature, science, research and education as only Gary Larson can incorporate in his work! $7 per person. Reservations are required. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 689-6767 ext 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.
February 8 – 12:
Celebrate Mardi Gras at The Salty Dog Cafe during the weekend leading up to Mardi Gras! Try one of the special Cajun items from the Mardi Gras menu, featuring Crayfish, Jambalaya and much more. South Beach Marina Village, 224 S. Sea Pines Dr. in The Sea Pines Resort. (843) 671-2233 or saltydog.com.
February 8 – 10: 15 – 17: 22 – 24:
The May River Theatre Co. Inc. is pleased to announce the final production of it’s 11th season Broadway’s Great Tony Award Musical “Annie”. Evening performances at 8 p.m. Sunday matinee performances at 3 p.m. Ulmer Auditorium, Bluffton Town Hall, 20 Bridge St. (843) 837-7798 or mayrivertheatre.com.
February 8 – 9:
A Tribute to R&B Legend Luther Vandross featuring Reggie Deas & Deas Guyz at The Jazz Corner in The Village at Wexford. Dinner reservations highly recommended. Music charge nightly. 1000 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com.
Hilton Head Island Ski Club, 5-7 p.m. social at Promenade 9 in Bluffton. Happy Hour with discounted dinner optional. Members, skiers and non-skiers invited. Bev Moran, (843) 681-4181 or hiltonheadislandskiclub.com.
TLC Ministries presents “Hearts Afire” formal Dinner Event, 7 p.m., with singer, speaker Sheila Raye Charles, daughter of singer Ray Charles. Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort, 23 Ocean Lane. This will be an unforgettable evening for you and your Valentines Guest! Dinner, Raffles & Silent Auction, $75. Expect your heart to be set on fire! Amy, (310) 908-7794 or Laura, (843) 476-1767 or purchase tickets online.
The Fish Haul Creek 5K Fitness Walk/Run takes place with free Health Screenings, 8 -11 a.m.; the Fitness Walk/Run starts at 9 a.m. with $25 registration fee which includes a T-Shirt; a Fun Run starts at 9 a.m. with $10 registration fee and includes a Finisher Badge. St. James Church Annex, 209 Dillon Rd. (843) 255-7303 or gullahcelebration.com.
11th Annual Publix Hilton Head Island Half Marathon 10K & 5K at 8 a.m. from Jarvis Creek Park featuring a scenic certified course that is fast and flat and takes participants thru two parks and over the broad creek. Bear Foot Sports, (843) 757-8520 or register online bearfootsports.com.
The Hilton Head Shore Notes women’s a cappella chorus presents “Hearts Afire!” directed by Beth Green, at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Head High School’s Visual & Performing Arts Center, 70 Wilborn Rd. Featured guest quartets are “Touche,” the International award-winning Queens of Harmony, and “1/2-Ton Pickup,” the Men’s Carolina District regional champions. Tickets are $20 and available at Burke’s Pharmacy, Pretty Papers, Markel’s and Station 300. A portion of the profits will be donated to PEP (Programs for Exceptional People). Sherry, (843) 706-9877 or hiltonheadshorenotes.com.
Don’t miss “Fa Da Chillun, ” held as part of the 17th Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration, an event designed to highlight the accomplishments and talents of local students through unique showcases that honor traditional forms of creative expression tracing back to ancestral times. In addition, awards will be presented for the inaugural My Gullah Project-Essay Contest along with a special presentation to The Deep Well Project. 4-6 p.m., Hilton Head Island Middle School, 55 Wilburn Rd. Admission: Ages 12 & up, $5; Ages 11 and under, a can good item. (843) 255-7303 or gullahcelebration.com.
17th annual Straight from the Heart gala, presented by The Children’s Relief Fund, 6:30 p.m. at Marriott Hotel, 1 Hotel Circle. $125. (843) 342-5267.
Auditions – The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina is holding Auditions for “Chicago, the Musical” from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. The production will be directed & choreographed by Russell Garrett, well known to the Arts Center for directing “Smokey Joes Cafe” and “Beauty and the Beast” among others. Rehearsals begin on May 28, and performances run from June 19 – July 28, 2013. 14 Shelter Cove Lane. Audition by Appointment Only. (843) 686-3945 ext. 236 or GRagland@artshhi.com or artshhi.com.
“The Gullah Celebration at Sea Pines,” held as part of the 17th Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration, is back by popular demand. Enjoy this entertaining and informative variety show produced by local entertainer Lavon Stevens. 6-8 p.m. The Sea Pines Resort Conference Center. Admission, $25. (843) 255-7303 or gullahcelebration.com.
Heritage Library to Hold Author Talk and Book Signing! Wilbur Cross, long-time Hilton Head resident and author of Gullah Culture in America, will be at the Heritage Library History & Genealogy Center, 852 Wm. Hilton Pkwy., at 2 p.m. Admission is free. Reservations are required. (843) 686-6560 or heritagelib.com.
The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents “ANTONIO VIVALDI,” John Morris Russell, conductor. First Presbyterian Church, 8 p.m. Each of Vivaldi’s evocative Four Seasons violin concertos performed by first-place laureates of the esteemed Sphinx Competition. Tickets, $45, $35, $20. The HHSO offers a new exciting ticket option for each of our three matinee concerts this season. Maestro Connection tickets entitle bearers to attend the Maestro’s Preconcert talk; the matinee concert and the after-concert event at Robert Irvine’s EAT! There, they join Maestro John Morris Russell in a social setting to enjoy the Chef’s Tapas selections and Symphony Priced beverages. Subscriptions available. Subscriptions available. 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-2055 or hhso.org.
Shrove Tuesday Celebration at Providence Presbyterian Church, 171 Cordillo Pkwy. Everyone invited, 6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Dinner, talent show, deserts and special items auction. Tickets $15 with $25 max per family. Proceeds benefit the 2013 Mission Trip to Nicaragua. (843) 384-6232 or JDPatton@aol.com.
Tee up for the 9th Annual Palmetto Dunes Food & Beverage Appreciation Golf Tournament! Arthur Hills Course at Palmetto Dunes Resort, 11 a.m., shotgun start. Captain’s Choice, $40 player or $160 team entry for food, drink, “Golf Pass” card and many prizes. Remember, at least 1 player per team must work in Food and Beverage. Samm Wolfe at (843) 816-1571 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Genealogy On The Web, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Linda Piekut, Director of IT Services at the Heritage Library, will offer an overview of research sites available on the internet and the kinds of information available on different websites. Familiarize yourself with webinars, podcasts and social networks as well as learn techniques for getting the most out of Google. This class is for the intermediate genealogist. Reservations suggested. $20 members/$25 non-members. (843) 686-6560 or heritagelib.org.
The Hilton Head Island Heart Ball celebrates the American Heart Association’s work and mission and honors the donors and volunteers; and — most importantly — the lives saved and improved because of the collaborative effort. Tickets are $200 per person and corporate and patron tables for ten are $3,000 as well as custom sponsorships. For more information, Judy Caramello at the American Heart Association, (843) 422-4542 or Judy.T.Caramello@heart.org.
February 14 – 17:
“Legally Blonde,” presented by Hilton Head Preparatory School. 7:30 p.m. on the 14th & 15th. 2 p.m. on the 17th. Hilton Head Island High School’s Visual and Performing Arts Center, 70 Wilborn Rd. $20 for adults, $10 for students, $15 for seniors 60 and older. (843) 304-6280 or hhprep.org.
Valentine’s Day – Enjoy our Chef’s special dinner selection complete with dessert for two! 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. (843) 671-2233 or saltydog.com.
Hilton Head Barbershop quartets will deliver “Singing Valentines” including a romantic or special recognition song surprise, a rose and a personal card to your special someone. $25. (843) 290-9517.
February 15 – 18:
Shop your favorite brand name outlet stores to find extra winter savings during Tanger Outlet’s Presidents Day Weekend Sale. Visit the sales and coupon page for the latest sales information. (843) 837-5410 or tangeroutlet.com/hiltonhead.
February 15 – 17:
Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) to Host NEW 10 & Under Tennis Conference! This event will provide the unique skills and knowledge necessary for tennis professionals and coaches to work with children age 10 and under, as well as offer strategies to increase lesson income and their overall business. Space is limited. (843) 785-7244 or ptrtennis.org.
February 15 – 16:
“Rivaling the dexterous sass of Sarah Vaughan…and the scintillating verve of Diana Krall.” An Intimate Evening with National Jazz Vocalist Jackie Ryan & the Bob Alberti trio at The Jazz Corner in The Village at Wexford. Dinner reservations highly recommended. Music charge nightly. 1000 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com.
Hilton Head Island Ski Club, 5-7 p.m. social at Promanade 9, Bluffton. Happy Hour with discounted dinner optional. Members, skiers and non-skiers invited. Bev Moran, (843) 681-4181 or hiltonheadislandskiclub.com.
The Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, Basket Making Class, 10:30 a.m. Michael Smalls, our resident basket maker, will inspire you as you learn the history of sweetgrass baskets and Gullah basket making practice. Then you will try your hand at starting a basket of your own using locally found natural materials. $65 per person. Reservations are required. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 689-6767 ext 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.
Sweetheart Dance benefiting Programs for Exceptional People, 7-10 p.m. Hilton Head Beach & Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Rd. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. (843) 681-8413.
Providence Presents – Sanford Jones, Pianist performing “Music of the Masters.” 5:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Room of Providence Presbyterian Church, 171 Cordillo Parkway. Donations benefit the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island. Joe Patton, (843) 384-6232 or JDPatton@aol.com.
February 16 – 17:
“Arts, Crafts and Food Expo,” held as part of the 17th Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration, offers cultural demonstrations including sweet grass basket weaving, indigo dying and fishnet weaving, authentic Gullah and African crafts, as well as traditional Gullah food and musical entertainment. Vendors will be on hand selling authentic Gullah crafts and food with activities for children and on-stage performances every hour. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Dr. Admission, Ages 12 & up, $5; Ages 6-11, $3; Ages 5 and under, bring a can good item. Rain venue: Hilton Head Island Middle School, 55 Wilborn Rd. (843) 255-7303 or gullahcelebration.com.
A Glide Down Venice Canals, the sixth annual Celebration of Justice benefiting Lowcountry Legal Volunteers, 6 p.m. Country Club of Hilton Head, 70 Skull Creek Dr. $75. (843) 815-1570 or lclv.org.
Take a “Waterway Excursion” with the Museum! The cruise will explore the waterways around the Pinckney Island Forest Preserve on board the Tammy Jane. The 2 – 2 ½ hour educational cruise will circumnavigate the Pinckney Island (Skull Creek and Mackay Creek). You will learn about the salt marsh, maritime forest, barrier islands, and the history of Pinckney Island. A naturalist on board will help with identifying any plants or animals that are visible. The cruise leaves from the Hudson’s Dock on Squire Pope Rd. This adult-oriented cruise is $35 per person and reservations are required. (843-689-6767 ext 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.
St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church will host a concert featuring organist Debby Graves and friends at 4 p.m. Joining St. Andrew’s organist will be Phyllis Mauney on harp, soprano Laura Floyd, Todd Smith on trumpet, St. Andrew’s Director of Music, baritone Tim Reynolds, and the St. Andrew By-The-Sea Chancel Choir. The concert is free, and will include selections from Bach, Liszt, Schubert, Franck, Dubois, Walton, Grandjany, and more. 20 Pope Ave. (843) 785-4711 or hhiumc.com.
An Evening with Branford Marsalis Quartet, at 8 p.m. NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award®-winning saxophonist and Tony Award® nominee Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. Please join us for an astounding performance of one of the most innovative and forward-thinking jazz ensembles around today! Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane. $100 all tickets. (843) 842-ARTS or tickets.artshhi.com or artshhi.com.
State Underwater Archaeologist Jim Spirek will discuss Civil War Naval Operations and Shipwrecks in SC, 1 p.m. presented by The Archaeological Society of South Carolina, Hilton Head Chapter at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Historic Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Dr. Free and open to the public. (843) 363-5058 or assc.net.
The Palmetto Quilt Guild will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. at Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Rd. Our speaker is internationally known, award-winning quilt artist, Carol Taylor, who has created over 500 quilts since she began quilting in 1993. Carol has won six “Best of Show” awards with six different quilts as well as a myriad of awards at quilt shows. Guests are welcome for a $5 fee. Come early and socialize. Carole Croteau, (843) 757-2613 or palmettoquiltguild.org.
February 22 – 23:
Saluting the music of Nat “King” Cole the Scott Giddens quartet at The Jazz Corner in The Village at Wexford. Dinner reservations highly recommended. Music charge nightly. 1000 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com.
“The Gullah Gospel Show,” held as part of the 17th Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration, celebrates and honors the spiritual thread that binds the African ancestors and the Gullah of today through traditional popular and historical home-grown gospel music along with traditional songs and interpretive dance featuring the Gullah Celebration Combined Youth Choir and The Community All Stars. 7 p.m. Hilton Head Island Middle School, 55 Wilborn Rd. Admission, $10. (843) 255-7303 or gullahcelebration.com.
Wona Womalan West African Drum & Dance Master Classes, 5:30–7 p.m. Wona Womalan is offering two fantastic workshops for ages 13 and up: West African drumming or dance. Learn from this incredible Charleston – based ensemble. While Wona Womalan can provide drums, please bring your own if possible. $20 per workshop. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Ln. Education Department: (843) 686-3945, ext. 233 or artshhi.com.
Grand Re-opening Oyster Roast: Join us for oysters and other great food outside on the boardwalk. Live entertainment and special kid’s entertainment. 4 p.m. until we run out of oysters! 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. (843) 671-2233 or saltydog.com.
Don’t miss “Gullah Men Wha Cook,” held as part of the 17th Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration, a delicious celebration of family, community and fatherhood where you’ll find Gullah Men and friends cooking up some delectable dishes and serious fun. Sampling of great barbeque ribs, chicken and seafood cuisine will be available. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. St. James Baptist Church Annex, 209 Dillon Rd. Admission, Ages 12 and up, $10; Ages 6-11, $5: Ages 5 and under, bring a can good item. (843) 255-7303 or gullahcelebration.com.
Support Bluffton Self Help at the Second Annual Red Apron Chili Cookoff, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Tanger 2 next to Banana Republic. This event is a regional competitive sanctioned chili cookoff, following the rules of the International Chili Society. Entry is $10 per person or $5 with the donation of a bag of nonperishable food items. Not a chili fan? Hotdogs will also be available for purchase. (843) 837-5410 or tangeroutlet.com/hiltonhead.
February 24 & 25:
The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents “COLOR & LIGHT,” John Morris Russell, conductor. First Presbyterian Church, 4 p.m. on Sunday and 8 p.m. on Monday. Immersed in a rich palate of orchestral colors and textures, the works of Debussy and Respigi express music at its most sensual and exotic. Twenty-one year old violinist, Paul Huang is recognized for his fiery virtuosity, and commanding stage presence. Tickets: $45, $35, $20. Subscriptions available. 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-2055 or hhso.org.
Enjoy the “Marsh Tacky Horse Exhibition and Show,” held as part of the 17th Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration, showcasing the Marsh Tacky Horse that played an integral part in the survival of the Gullah people on Hilton Head Island. As workhorses, they were used for plowing and cultivating the fields, as well as transportation and sports. At Christmas time, the Gullah men would have a horse race to determine who had bragging rights for the best horse on the Island. It is with this spirit, that the Marsh Tacky Horse Exhibition and Show has been reinstated. Ages, 6 & up, $5; Ages, 5 and under, bring a can good item. (843) 255-7303 or gullahcelebration.com.
VanLandingham 19th Rotary Auction, noon-3 p.m. Televised live on WTOC channel 11 – CBS with interactive internet bidding. Preview items & bid online at vanlandingham.org.
February 25 – March 31:
“LOWCOUNTRY THROUGH THE LENS – A PHOTGRAPHIC EXHIBITION”. The Coastal Discovery Museum will host the Camera Club of Hilton Head Island with their fourth exhibit in the Hilton Head Regional Health Care temporary exhibit gallery. In addition to the exhibit, there will be a series of Saturday morning “Gallery Talks” during the course of the exhibition. The “Gallery Talks”, on a variety of subjects for beginners through advanced photographers, will be led by expert club members: Ed Funk, How to Take That Memorable Photo, March 2; Don Nelson Photoshop Questions and Answers, March 16; Robert Rommel, Fast and Slow-Capturing Action and Motion, March 23 and Jerry Griffin, Composition and ingredients, March 30. The “Gallery Talks” are open to the public and free of charge. Open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 689-6767 or coastaldiscovery.org.
February 26 – 27:
The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce BUSINESS EXPO at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. With over 2,000 attendees, Business EXPO is the largest business-building and networking event in the Lowcountry. (843) 785-3673 or hiltonheadchamber.org.
Advanced Family Tree Maker: Moving Beyond The Basics, 1:30-3:30 p.m. This class will cover some of the advanced features of FTM 2012 for those already using FTM and want to move beyond the basics. Includes working with custom print through My Canvas, using the task list, printing specific documents, organizing with the Book features, etc. Reservations suggested. $20 members/$25 non-members. (843) 686-6560 or heritagelib.org.
The Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, The Story and Vision of Land Preservation Efforts to Protect this Beautiful Place, 3 p.m. Pat Kennedy, the executive Director of the Open Land Trust, will share with us the vision and efforts of this organization to protect the Lowcountry landscape we all love and enlighten us to new, creative, and local initiatives to further this work. $7 per person. Reservations are required. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 689-6767 ext 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.
Trivia Night benefitting CAPA organized by Low Country, SC Kappa Delta Alumnae Chapter. 7–9 p.m. at Tail Gator’s Bar & Grille, Pineland Station. For more information, please contact Jeanette Davis, (843) 384-4612, or Fran Veldran, (843) 290-6624.