Enjoy fabulous live entertainment and dancing along with waterfront dining and great happy hour pricing at The Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta & Steak House. The nightly entertainment includes tableside magic shows on Sun. and Mon. with Joseph the Magician, David Wingo’s soft rock on Wed., acoustic song favorites with Pete Carroll on Thurs., and The Earl Williams Band playing Jazz and Blues on Fri. Happy Hour, 4:30-7 p.m., Early Bird Dining, 4:30-6 p.m. 18 Harbourside Lane, Shelter Cove Harbour. (843) 785-4442 or kingfisherseafood.com.
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.
Gregg Russell Concerts under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town, Labor Day Weekend, 8-9:30 p.m. Family-oriented singer/storyteller performs sing-a-longs, ballads and silly songs with audience participation. Complimentary. (843) 842-1979 or seapines.com.
32nd Annual HILTON HEAD ISLAND CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT! The Hilton Head Island Celebrity Golf Tournament was established by the Jaycees in 1979 and is currently guided by the Hilton Head Island Celebrity Golf Foundation Council of Trustees. The popular Labor Day weekend event matches amateur golfers with intriguing celebrities – representing sports and entertainment – for three days of world-class golf and exciting evening activities. In addition to providing a fun, family-friendly experience and unique corporate sponsorship opportunities in a beautiful vacation destination, the Hilton Head Island Celebrity Golf Tournament benefits 20 well-deserving children’s charities in the South Carolina Lowcountry. (843) 842-7711 or hhcelebritygolf.com.
Annual Crab Boil at The Salty Dog. Different crab leg selections, burgers and more. Outside with live entertainment and, of course, children’s entertainment and special appearances from Jake the Salty Dog. 4-8 p.m. 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. (843) 671-2233 or saltydog.com.
Salty Dog Fall Birthday Bash. Celebrate The Salty Dog’s Birthday outside on the deck with live music, Kid’s Fun & Games, Jake the Salty Dog and complimentary birthday cake! 4-8 p.m. 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. (843) 671-2233 or saltydog.com.
Salty Dog Fish Fry. Fresh local fish & Seafood favorites fried, grilled or boiled to perfection outside on the deck with live music from Dave Kemmerly and Children’s Fun & Games with appearances from Jake the Salty Dog. 4-8 p.m. 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. (843) 671-2233 or saltydog.com.
Fourth Annual Italian American Heritage Festival at Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, 11 to 4 p.m. $5 per person (with reserved pre-register seating $10). John Pagluica, (843) 682-4625 or iachh.org.
September 26 – 29:
Third Annual LoCo Motion! The signature event is a three-day fitness challenge that showcases three different 10-mile courses participants can either walk or run. This year’s courses include the Palmetto Dunes/Coligny communities and a 10-mile all-beach day on Hilton Head. The event is also heading back for a repeat performance on Callawassie Island, which was overwhelmingly voted as participant’s all-time favorite venue. The starting gun fires daily at 8 a.m., and there are cheering stations, colorful pit-stops and after-parties every day. Carolina Cups is a nonprofit charitable foundation whose sole mission is raising money, spreading knowledge and fostering hope in the fight against breast cancer. LoCo Motion, (843) 815-5255 or email@example.com or dothelocomotion.org.
Burgers & Brew Festival presented by The Island Recreation Association, USCB and TD Bank! Noon-6 p.m. Local restaurants will cook their best in a fun-filled, festive atmosphere with live music. $5 entrance fee to enter the garden which also includes a souvenir tasting glass. As always there will be a kid’s zone, a big screen television for college football and Adventure Radio will be broadcasting from the park. There is a $5 entrance fee with all event proceeds benefiting the Hilton Head Island Recreation Association’s Scholarship Fund and the USCB Hospitality Program. Shelter Cove Community Park, 1 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 681-7273 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Promise of Beaufory County 2nd Annual Golf Tournament, 8 a.m. at Hilton Head National. Arrange your own foursome or enter as a single, twosome or threesome and we will place you in a well-balanced foursome. Choose between Four Person Scramble or Individual Stroke Play – net and gross. Entry Fee $88. Includes green fees, cart, range balls, lunch and prizes. (843) 815-4211 or familypromisebeaufortcounty.org.
Craft Beer & BBQ Festival at The Salty Dog. Craft beer selections from around the world paired with Lowcountry BBQ and cookout favorites. Plus, live music and kid’s fun & games with Jake the Salty Dog. 4-8 p.m. 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. (843) 671-2233 or saltydog.com.
Help the Hoo-Hahs will be hosting the 3rd Annual 5K Walk/Run benefiting women with gynecological cancers. The track is a flat course around Hutchinson Island and the race begins at the parking lot of the Savannah Trade and Convention Center at 8:30 a.m. The race is open to individual of all ages. Jogging strollers and dogs on leashes are welcome. Cash prizes will be awarded to top finishers. September is National Gynecological Caner Awareness Month and 1 in every 20 women will be diagnosed with a GYN cancer in their lifetime. All proceeds from this event provide immediate assistance to these women in our area. For more information about this organization, sponsorship opportunities and participant registration visit helpthehoohahs.com.
7th Annual Pedal 4 Kids, a community bike ride to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry, at Hilton Head Island High School, Registration will start at 7:30 a.m. Four different routes for bicyclists of all ages and abilities. Everyone must wear a helmet. Pre-registration required. 70 Wilborn Rd. $30 rider. Liz Vallino, email@example.com or (843) 379-5430 x233 or pedal4kids.com.
Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra will sponsor a delightful fund raiser entitled “Kitchens of Note”. Elegant low country kitchens will be on tour. Local chefs will be in the kitchens preparing their specialities and talented young musicians will serenade all those who attend. Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-5880 or hhipc.org.
September 30 – October 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 350/30 Chair, Leslie Richardson, email@example.com.