Daily Alligator & Wildlife Tours in The Sea Pines Resort Forest Preserve hosted by the H2O Nature Center. (843) 686-5323 or h2osports.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.
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.
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.
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.
Stoney-Baynard Ruins Tour in The Sea Pines Resort, 10-11 a.m. Reservations required. (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) 785-1152 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.
“Forest Preserve Walks – Indian Shell Ring” in The Sea Pines Resort, 10-11:30 a.m. Reservations required. (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 Tennis Center at Palmetto Dunes offers complimentary Tennis Demo Days, Tuesdays at 2 p.m. (843) 785-1152 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.
Social Shag Dance Lessons hosted by the Hilton Head Island Carolina Shag Club at Rip Tide Bar & Grill in the Park Plaza Shopping Center, starting at 5:45 p.m. (843) 505-0152 or hhishag.com.
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. Join the Master Naturalist and get up close and personal with Lowcountry reptiles. Reservations required. Lighthouse Rd. (843) 686-5323 or h2osports.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.
Shelter Cove Park Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The Farmers market features 41 vendors selling local farm-fresh produce, art work, sweets, baked goods and other specialty foods, as well as seven prepared food vendors for those looking to grab lunch. Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 681-7273 or islandreccenter.org.
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:
“Forest Preserve Walks – Old Lawton Rice Fields” in The Sea Pines Resort, 10-11:30 a.m. Reservations required. (843) 842-1979 or seapines.com.
“Farmers Market of Bluffton” Carson Cottages, Calhoun St., Old Town Bluffton, 2-7 p.m. Farm fresh produce, delicious prepared foods, entertainment, cookbook signing, tips from master gardeners and more. farmersmarketbluffton.org.
Imagination Hour at The Sandbox, 18 A Pope Ave. Story-time Hour and Craft at 10:30 a.m. (843) 842-7645 or thesandbox.org.
Forest Preserve Wagon Rides in The Sea Pines Resort, 4-5:30 p.m. Reservations required. (843) 842-1979 or seapines.com.
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.
Monthly Classic Car Cruise-ins, Main Street Village, 6-8 p.m. Join in the popular judging, food and beverages available. Meet the owners and hear their incredible restoration stories! Carolina Dreamers support many area charities with the money they raise at these Cruise-Ins and their annual Car Show. http://carolinadreamers.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.
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.
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.
“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.
October 1 – 5:
Hilton Head Island 350/30! In September of 1663, Captain William Hilton was sailing through Port Royal Sound when he spotted a headland on a nearby island. His eagle eye earned him to the honor of putting Hilton on the map, as mapmakers named the island in his honor. Thus, Hilton’s Head land became Hilton Head Island. 320 years later, Hilton Head Island became the Town of Hilton Head Island. And now, 30 years later, an anniversary blowout to commemorate both events. The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, the Coastal Discovery Museum, the Heritage Library Foundation and the Town of Hilton Head are all working together with a slew of area organizations to make the week-long event happen. It will kick off with a town open house Sept. 30, 2013 and culminate in a huge beach party Oct. 5, 2013, with events in between including tours of historic sites and lectures on the area. All locals and organizations are invited to participate. To be part of history, call Linda Piekut, (843) 686-6560 or email@example.com or 350/30 Chair, Leslie Richardson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 3 – 5:
42nd Annual Gopher Hill Festival: “Agriculture: A Home Grown Business, The Economic Driver” in Ridgeland, SC. Pink Tub Race, Bake Auction, Pet Contest, Gopher Idol Talent Show, Fireworks, Street Dance with Fabulous Expressions and Shag Contest, 5K Run, Parade, Classic Car Show, vendors, live entertainment, kid’s activities and more. Main St. (843) 384-2055, 258-4008 or gopherhillfestival.org.
Salty Dog Annual Oyster Roast! Roasted over an open flame from 4-9 p.m. or until they’re gone. Live entertainment 4-10 p.m. Children’s entertainment with special appearances from Jake the Salty Dog. Free Salty Dog T-Shirt to the first 10 oyster customers, plus special prices on cookout favorites. 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. (843) 671-2233 or saltydog.com.
Salty Dog Annual Fall Festival! Sample restaurant foods & shop the booths of village stores. Carnival games, prizes, live entertainment, children’s entertainment and special appearances from Jake the Salty Dog. 12-4 p.m. 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. (843) 671-2233 or saltydog.com.
Annual Chili Cookoff hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Hilton Head at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 12-4 p.m. All-you-can-eat chili provided by over 20 local professional and amateur chefs, music from the popular local PortaJohns band providing their unique style of music, there will be a supervised children’s area with games and activities including a water slide so parents can fully enjoy the festivities. Bring bathing suits for the kids! Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the gate. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 689-7219 or hiltonheadkiwanis.com.
October 13 – 20:
9th Annual Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival throughout Old Town Bluffton. Where Fine Art & the Bounty of the Sea Come Together! A showcase of locally-harvested seafood, cuisine, history, art and Southern hospitality with a boat parade and tours, concerts and performances, kayak tours, book signings, races, Art Around Town, a two-day Streetfest and much more. (843) 757-2583 or blufftonartsandseafoodfestival.com.
The 20th annual Polo for Charity event will be held at the historic Rose Hill Plantation, Bluffton. Come out and experience Bluffton’s biggest picnic… a polo event with loads of tailgating, divot stomping and plenty of people watching. The gates open at noon, and the match begins at 2 p.m. It’s a fabulous way to bring friends, family and business associates together for a fall day filled with action and fun! Tickets are $15 per person at the gate on the day of the match. Tickets are $10 per person in advance and available at BB&T bank locations and Markel’s. Children under 12 are admitted free. For details, email email@example.com, Barbara McFadden (843) 298-3055 or Julie Seymour (843) 384-8010.
Salty Dog Shrimp Festival & Lowcountry Boil! Celebrate the shrimp harvest with live music, kid’s fun & games, Jake the Salty Dog and Lowcountry Boil with fresh, local shrimp! 4-8 p.m. 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. (843) 671-2233 or saltydog.com.
2nd Annual Latin Music Festival in Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. The event will feature live musical performances by Latin bands, dancing, food and drink, cultural performances, arts, crafts and kid’s activities. Entry is $2 and free for children under 12. Sponsors and vendors are welcome and space is limited. Eric Esquivel, (843) 384-3742 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 25 – November 3:
Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance at various locations. Savannah Speed Classic at Hutchinson Island, Oct. 25-27; Motoring Midway (Nov. 2-3), Car Club Jamboree (Nov. 2) and Concours d’Elegance (Nov. 3) at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. (843) 785-7469 or hhiconcours.com.
Pumpkin Patch at Shelter Cove Community Park, 4-8 p.m. Petting zoo, blow up rides, hayrack ride, costum contest, and much more in a family friendly environment. Featuring Shannon Tanner for entertainment. $10 Admission for Ages 2-15, Parent and Children under 2 get in free. Food Sold Separately. Proceeds benefit the Island Recreation Association Children’s Scholarship Fund. 39 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 681-7273 or islandreccenter.org.
8th Annual Beaufort County NAMI Walk, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Join us at Coligny Beach. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Walk Kick-off is 10 a.m. BBQ and live music immediately following the walk. All proceeds from the event go to benefit NAMI Beaufort County’s support, education, and advocacy programs. NAMI Beaufort County, (843) 681-2200 or email@example.com.
Salty Dog Haunted BBQ & Costume Contest! Kid’s costume contest at 7 p.m. Prizes, candy and children’s entertainment and special appearances from Jake the Salty Dog. Burgers & hot dogs, 4-9 p.m. Come see our haunted village. 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. (843) 671-2233 or saltydog.com.