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.
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.
“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.
Tuesdays & Fridays:
Dinner with the Hilton Head Island Singles, 5:30 p.m. at different restaurants on the Island. Priscilla Russo at (843) 815-9059 or hiltonheadislandsingles.com.
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.
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.
“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.
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays:
ELA’s, 1 Shelter Cove Marina, presents Local artist & producer Dean St Hillaire performing 8-11 p.m. (843) 785-3030 or ELASGRILLE.COM.
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.
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.
Family Galactic Bowling @ 6pm. Large Pizza, pitcher of soda, shoes and bowling for 2 hours, $62.95. Bowl under the lazer lights to the new hottest hits videos. 25 Innovation Dr. Buckwalter Place. (843) 815-BOWL or email@example.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.
January 1 – 11:
“Lowcountry, Plein Air” – “Impressions of the Lowcountry” presented by the Low Country Plein Air Society, the members have gathered to paint together in various picturesque Low Country settings since 2008. The group’s membership includes artists from around the region, from Beaufort to Savannah. The exhibit on display at The Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, Mon.-Sat. from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Sun. from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 689-6767 ext 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.
The 6th Annual Bluffton New Year’s Day Polar Bear 5K will start and finish at Cinemark Sea Turtle Theatre, 106 Buckwalter Pkwy., 10 a.m. The event will also include a Block Party, Award Ceremony and Post Race Celebration. The New Year’s Day Run is very cool way to kick off your new year. Long Sleeve T-Shirts are guaranteed to first 300 participants. Hosted by Bear Foot Sports. (843) 757-8520 or bearfootsports.com.
January 4 & 5:
Remembering Jazz Violin Icons – Stephane Grappelli, Joe Venuti, Stuff Smith & More – featuring Young Jazz Violin Virtuoso Aaron Weinstein, Pianist Bob Alberti & Bassist Frank Duvall 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.
Commemorating the signing of the 13th amendment to the Constitution, don’t miss Freedom Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy a riveting story of true accounts of wounded soldiers at Mitchelville, circa 1865, along with live performances, food, arts and craft vendors and much more. Admission is free-will offering. St. James Baptist Church, 209 Dillon Rd. (843) 255-7304 or gullahcelebration.com.
January 7 & 13:
Come celebrate Station 300′s first year anniversary. There will be bowling, live music, give aways, food & drink specials all week long to say a big thank you to the Bluffton and Hilton Head communities for a great year! Station 300 is the only 33,000 square foot, state of the art, entertainment center in the area with a full service restaurant and bar, Zeppelins. 25 Innovation Dr. Buckwalter Place. (843) 815-BOWL or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Association of University Women of Hilton Head Island/Southern Beaufort County will meet at 10 a.m., at the Oscher Lifelong Learning Institute classroom at Pineland Station. Andrea Sisino, director, will speak on “OLLI Programs: Present and Future.” (843) 681-4062.
Main Street Youth Theatre is holding auditions, 4-8 p.m. for “BYE BYE BIRDIE”. Cast ages 8 years and up. There are alot of teenagers and numerous adults. This is a large cast. The show will run March 6th through the 17th. Please tell your friends or anyone you know interested in performing. Please come to auditions ready to sing! Contact Jodi with a time to come in: email@example.com.
January 10 – February 21:
The Coastal Discovery Museum is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the “Lowcoutry Life Cycles” exhibition! This exhibit will illustrate the life cycles of some of the Lowcountry’s most interesting and dramatic creatures– curated by the Coastal Discovery Museum. The exhibit will incorporate photographs, preserved specimens, drawings, and other illustrative items. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 689-6767 ext 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.
Star Night at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn at 6 pm. Led by Marie McClune and Kristen Mattson, you will learn how to “star hop” to locate other constellations in the Winter Hexagon. The program will start inside the Discovery House with a brief introduction before heading outside. $12 per person for this two-hour program. Please bring a flashlight and a set of binoculars for the field portion of the program. Attendance is limited and reservations are required. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 689-6767 ext 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.
January 11 & 12:
Tribute To Tony Bennett! The Noel Freidline Trio featuring World-Class Vocalist Mitch Seekins. “Mitch Seekins celebrates the elegance, style, sophistication, integrity and longevity of one of the most beloved artists of all time, Tony Bennett” 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 Alligator Grill at Park Plaza. Happy Hour with discounted dinner optional. Members, skiers and non-skiers invited. Bev Moran, (843) 681-4181 or hiltonheadislandskiclub.com.
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.
The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents “FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN,” John Morris Russell, conductor. Stephanie Furry, HHSO Principal Horn at First Presbyterian Church, 8 p.m. Immaculately crafted, Haydn’s symphonic works represent the height of sophisticated classicism. Tickets: $45, $35, $20. Subscriptions available. 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-2055 or hhso.org.
The Archaeological Society of South Carolina, Hilton Head Chapter will host their monthly meeting at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Historic Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Dr. All meetings are free and open to the public. Adam King of SCIAA discussing the Etowah site. 7 p.m. (843) 363-5058 or assc.net.
USCB Lunch with Author Series reveals myths of nutrition with Dr. Robert Davis’s new book, Coffee is bad Good for You at the Dockside Restaurant, Port Royal, SC. All-inclusive lunch starts at noon, followed by talk, Q&A, booksigning. $42. Reservations (843) 521-4147 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at The Beach House – A Holiday Inn Resort, 5:30-7 p.m. Enjoy casual networking, great food, and complimentary beer and wine along with great door prizes and more. $10 for chamber members and $20 for non-members. (800) 523-3373 or hiltonheadchamber.org.
The Palmetto Quilt Guild monthly meeting, 1 p.m. at Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Rd. Amy Stewart Winsor, quilt artist and national instructor enthusiastically encourages free motion quilting. Her lecture, “You Can’t Precision Piece & You Hate Math, What Do You Do?” is sure to be a lecture not to miss. Guests are welcome for a $5 visit fee. Be sure to come early and socialize. Carole Croteau, (843) 757-2613 or palmettoquiltguild.org.
2013 MLK Celebration – Community Worship Service, 7:30 p.m. at Queen Chapel AME Church, 114 Beach City Rd. Speakers: Dr. Julius Scott & Dr. Doug Fletcher. Hilton Head Island High School Choral Group “Out of the Blue” directed by Larry Mercer. (843) 681-3881.
January 18 – 20:
13th Annual Low Country Home & Garden Show at the International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. Friday, 2-7 p.m., Saturday, 10-7 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Turn your home and garden dreams into reality! With thousands of square feet of exhibits you’ll find the latest in products and services for everything from builders, contractors, materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage, plants, landscape displays/materials, kitchenware, and much more. savannahhomeandgardenshow.com.
January 18 & 19:
All-Stars of Swing & Big Band Sounds! Big Band Vocalist Lynn Roberts, Legendary Cornetist Warren Vache, World-Class Clarinetist Allan Vache & 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.
“Hubbard Street Dance 2″ at 8 p.m. Under the direction of Taryn Kaschock Russell, HS2’s six dancers perform and tour to critical acclaim at venues around the world. To date, eleven HS2 dancers have advanced to the main company and many more have joined other national and international companies. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane. $55 all tickets. (843) 842-ARTS or tickets.artshhi.com or artshhi.com.
2013 MLK Celebration – MLK Community Service Day! 8-9 a.m. – Free breakfast for volunteers at All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St. 9-Noon – Volunteers of all ages invited to help with various indoor & outdoor projects. Wear work clothes & bring work gloves. A designated leader for each project. Call Alex, (843) 290-5943 for Community Service Day information.
2013 MLK Celebration – MLK Memorial Day! 9:30-10:30 a.m. – MLK Memorial March-begins & ends in High School parking lot. 10:30 a.m.-Noon – MLK Memorial Program in High School Visual & Performing Arts Center (V-PAC). Keynote Speaker: James L. Felder, author of Civil Rights in South Carolina. Slide presentation of Lions Club 2012 Peace Posters. MLK Community Service Award. Noon – Video broadcast of President Obama’s Inauguation in V-PAC. 1-2 p.m. – Free Community Cookout in High School cafeteria provided by local hotels. 7 p.m. – Screening of the movie “The Untold Story of Emmet Louis Till” in Parish Hall of All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeing St. (843) 681-3881.
Chamber Music Charleston (CMC) 7th season with over 60 performances throughout the Lowcountry. CMC’s string quartet will perform Mozart’s String Quartet K. 458, “The Hunt,” and Smetana’s String Quartet No. 1, “From My Life.” All performances will take place at All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St. at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. (843) 763-4941 or tickets may be purchased online at ChamberMusicCharleston.org.
The Camera Club of Hilton Head Island Meeting! Judged Member Photo Competition. Textures–photos on canvas, metal, other print mediums at 7 p.m. All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St. FREE! cchhi.net.
January 23 – February 20:
Docent Training at the Coastal Discovery Museum! New volunteers are encouraged to attend all sessions of the training to learn about the Lowcountry’s natural history and cultural heritage. The Coastal Discovery Museum has an active corps of around 140 volunteers who assist the Museum in a variety of capacities. Training sessions will be held on six consecutive weeks – from 2-3:30 p.m. Most training sessions will be held at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 689-6767 ext 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.
January 23 & 30:
Genealogy Workshops, Two Sessions 1:30-3:30 p.m. Starting Family Research for Beginners – If you’re just starting family research this class is for you! Veteran Genealogist, Nancy Burke, will introduce you to the fascinating filed of genealogy, its unique nomenclature and suggested research techniques. Reservations suggested. $40 members/$45 non-members. (843) 686-6560 or heritagelib.org.
The Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn will present a program on Bald Eagles in South Carolina at 4 p.m. Tom Murphy, a retired biologist from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and principal investigator for the Bald Eagle Program for 33 years, will share his knowledge of the natural history of Bald Eagles in the Lowcountry. Learn how our national bird became an endangered species, about the efforts that helped bring them back, and what we can do to secure their future. $7 per person. Reservations are required. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 689-6767 ext 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.
Province Presents – Dr. JooSoo Son Organ Recital. 5:30 p.m. at Providence Presbyterian Church, 171 Cordillo Parkway. The Program of music through the ages will include compositions by Bach, Lustig, Franck, Vierne, Wammes and Widor. Come to hear beautiful music and then go to dinner with friends. Donations benefit the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island. Joe Patton, (843) 384-6232 or JDPatton@aol.com.
January 25 & 26:
Heartmony 3! Hristo Vitchev (guitar), Weber Iago (piano), Christian Tamburr (vibes). Bulgarian modern Jazz Guitarist/Composer Hristo Vitchev with Brazilian piano sensation and Latin Grammy Nominee Weber Iago and virtuoso vibraphonist Downbeat award winner Christian Tamburr 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.
January 26 – February 2:
Join The Salty Dog Cafe for Restaurant Week to enjoy the Chef’s special nightly three-course menu at one fixed price! Choose from soup or salad, entree choice of Lobster Mac & Cheese, Crab Stuffed Flounder or Mahi Mahi served over grits, followed by a slice of homemade Key Lime Pie.South Beach Marina Village, 224 S. Sea Pines Dr. in The Sea Pines Resort. (843) 671-2233 or saltydog.com.
January 26 – February 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.
3rd Annual What the Heck is IT? Artifact Identification Program 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.
“Uncork” the Festival will be held at The Beach House by Holiday Inn, 1 South Forest Beach Dr., from 6-8 p.m., the 2013 Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival, presented by The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa is gearing up for the 28th Annual event which will be held March 4–9, 2013. The party will include a lively Grape Stomping Competition, with an “I Love Lucy” look-alike contest. Limited ticket availability for the Uncork event and attendees are asked to bring their own special bottle(s) of wine to taste and share with friends and other attendees. In addition, an attendee will receive a souvenir glass, select vineyard wine tasting and delectable hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $35. Interested Grape Stomping teams should contact Jan Gourley to register, (843) 812-5802 or Jan@hiltonheadwineandfood.com or hiltonheadwineandfood.com.
Snow Day at Shelter Cove Community Park, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. A large snow field and bounce houses. Concessions sold separately. Proceeds benefit the Island Rec. Center’s Children’s Scholarship Fund. Admission is $10 per child; free for adults. 39 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 681-7273 or islandreccenter.org.
January 27 & 28:
The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents “TRIUMPH,” John Morris Russell, conductor. Jin Uk Kim, piano, 2012 Hilton Head International Piano Competition Winner at First Presbyterian Church, 4 p.m. on Sunday and 8 p.m. on Monday. The triumphant return of the 2012 First Place Winner of the Hilton Head International Piano Competition performing the sublime and jazzy Piano Concerto in G of Maurice Ravel, as well as iconic overtures by Dvorak and Beethoven, and Copland’s eloquent Appalachian Spring. 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.
21st Annual Lowcountry Soup Challenge to benefit Volunteers in Medicine at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, 12-2:30 p.m. More than 20 of the area’s best chefs provide soups for tasting and judging, plus culinary displays and live music Tickets are $15 and may be purchased in advance or at the door. 2 Grasslawn Ave. (843) 681-6612 ext. 235 or vimclinic.org.
January 30 – February 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.
The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Group will meet at Corks in Bluffton from 5:30-7 p.m. The popular networking group for the 40-and-under set, presented by the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, is a great opportunity to meet with business colleagues in a casual setting. To register go to hiltonheadchamber.org.
Chef’s Table at The Culinary Arts Center at Hilton Head Health, 7-8:30 p.m. Don’t just go to dinner, CREATE IT! Chef’s Table is an interactive experience where the trained H3 Chefs show you how to cook a healthy dinner right in front of your eyes. Dinner is paired with wine and you leave with all the recipes, bringing the experience of our healthy kitchen to yours. 14 Valencia Rd. (843) 785-3919 or hhhealth.com.
Women’s Wellness/Weight Loss Seminar by Dr. Sheila Stephens of Stephens Compounding Pharmacy. Women Only – Open to Public, 11 a.m. Lakeview Room, Amenity Center, Hampton Lake. Catherine Guscio (843) 836-7463 or email@example.com.