News & Events
NAMI New Volunteers Open House
Jan. 15, 2020
Seasoned NAMI members will be on site to answer questions and share how you can become involved to improve the lives of people living with mental illness and their families. Free. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., NAMI Lowcountry, 29 Plantation Park Drive, Suite 204, Bluffton. 843-636-3100 or http://www.namilowcountry.org.
Nutrition and Cancer
Jan. 16, 2020
A three-part series presented by Jan Kirk, RD, MPH. This month’s presentation will discuss the role of nutrition and physical activity in cancer prevention, including an update from the American Institute of Cancer Research. Nutritious snacks and recipes will follow the presentation. Free. H.O.P.E. Life Lymphedema & Rehab Center, 60 Main St., Unit G, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-4146 or www.hopelifeandlymphedema.com.
The Civil War, Part II
Jan. 16, 2020
A community holiday festival featuring carnival games, a children’s parade, a visit from Santa, golden candy cane hunt and more. Concessions, trampoline bungee and rock wall sold separately. Free. 4-8 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.islandreccenter.org.
Jan. 18, 2020
Join us for a blood drive administered by OneBlood at The Island Funeral Home and Crematory.
All donors will receive a FREE OneBlood long sleeve t-shirt and a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening!
Help us better serve you! Make an appointment online at www.oneblooddonor.org and use sponsor code #58042.
Recycle Your Jacket Program
Jan. 18-Feb. 2, 2020
Bring in a donation of a sweater, coat or jacket for The Deep Well Project and receive a new jacket from Outside Hilton Head for up to 50% off. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Outside Hilton Head, 50 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6996 or www.outsidehiltonhead.com.
Hilton Head Snow Day
Jan. 25, 2020
A family event hosted by the Island Rec Center, featuring inflatable rides, a snowfield and entertainment. Cost is $10 for children ages 2-17, free for adults. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-7273 or www.islandreccenter.org.
Hilton Head Shore Notes
Feb. 15, 2020
“Bringin’ Down the House”: Hilton Head Shore Notes, an award-winning a cappella chorus, will present its annual show, “Bringin’ Down the House.” Special guest quartet will be Glamour, a top 10 international quartet. 7 p.m., Seahawk Cultural Center, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. www.hiltonheadshorenotes.com
NAMI Mardi Gras Gala
Feb. 15, 2020
Join the National Alliance on Mental Illness for a Mardi Gras Gala to find help and find hope. Colorful masks are a must. Sonesta Resort, 130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-3100 or www.namilowcountry.org
Buffalo Trace Bourbon Raffle
Feb. 25, 2020
A special pop-up dinner and bourbon tasting with a portion of proceeds going to support The Literacy Center. Enter a raffle to win an extremely rare bottle of Buffalo Trace Distillery bourbon. Robert Simonson, the spirits writer for The New York Times, will draw the winning raffle ticket. $10 per raffle ticket. 5-7 p.m., 7-9 p.m., Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar, 841 William Hilton Parkway, Unit A, Hilton Head Island. 843-815-6616 or www.theliteracycenter.org.
Special Stars Dance Class
4:30 PM Tuesdays
A dance class providing movement and self-empowerment for anyone with special needs. Open to dancers with any type of special needs. Classes are free with $50 registration fee. Tuesdays, 4:30-5:15 p.m., Alliance Dance Academy, 39 Persimmon Street, Unit 404, Bluffton. 843-757-8277 or www.allianceacademyofdance.com.
Friday Social Dancing
6-9:30 PM Fridays
Hilton Head Island Shag Club: Anyone who loves to dance is invited to attend — ballroom, swing, country, line, singles and out of towners are welcome. $5 per person. 6-9:30 p.m. Fridays, Dolphin Head Golf Club, 59 High Bluff Road, Hilton Head Island. 757-375-5953 or www.hiltonheadshagclub.com.
Bridge Partner Hotline
Need a partner to play bridge? Hilton Head Island Bridge Club, 95 Mathews Drive, Store A8, Port Royal Plaza Center, Hilton Head Island. 843-422-2167.
Hilton Head Farmers Market
9 AM - 1 PM
Take home fresh produce, pasture-raised chicken, free-range rabbit, pork, seafood, salsa, fresh sausage, cookies, breads, she-crab soup and much more. Shopping at the Hilton Head Farmers Market is about more than getting great food. It is also about meeting friends, strengthening community, and rebuilding the local food economy. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 226 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.
Free Golf Class & Exhibition
4 PM Mondays
A golf clinic and demonstration at Palmetto Dunes’ Robert Trent Jones course. Ask questions to former PGA Tour player Doug Weaver and staff. The class is hands-on, interactive and all skill levels will benefit. Free. 4-4:50 p.m. Mondays, Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course, 7 Trent Jones Lane, Hilton Head Island. 855-293- 5838 or www.palmettodunes.com.
Open Mic Night
6:30-8:30 PM Last Thursday of the month
Bring something short to share, or just come to listen, dine and enjoy music by the Hilton Head Jammers. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Last Thursday of the month. Mikki’s Café, 70 Marshland Rd, Hilton Head Island. www.islandwritersnetworkhhi.org.
Adult Paint and Play
Paint and Play is an adult wine and paint night of fun entertainment for all skill levels — no experience needed. Relax, unwind and let out your inner creativity as artist Kristin Griffis helps you create your own finished piece of artwork. Thursdays, Art League Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-5738 or www.artleaguehhi.org.
Farmers Market of Bluffton
2-6 PM Thursdays
Fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants and herbs abound at the Farmers Market of Bluffton, a weekly community event where locals and tourists gather not only to buy excellent produce but also to enjoy delicious food, listen to entertainment, and relax with friends. 2-6 p.m. Thursdays, 40 Calhoun St., Bluffton. 843-415-2447.
Historic Tours by Bicycle
10 AM Wednesdays
Take a ride along the waterfront corridor of Squire Pope Road and learn about Hilton Head Island’s unique and rich history, including its Native American history, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the Gullah community and more. The tour lasts about 90 minutes and is safe, casual and fun. Helmets are required; bug spray and water are suggested. Bring your own bike. $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 10 and older. 10 a.m. Wednesdays, leaving from 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. www.heritagelib.org.
Morris Center Museum Guided Daily Tours
Get an in-depth look at the exhibitions on view from Lowcountry plantations to the Battle of Honey Hill. Free. 11 a.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Blvd., Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org.
Community Acupuncture Happy Hour
Relieve stress and relax during this acupuncture happy hour, the last Friday of each month. 4-7 p.m., Integrative Pain Relief, 4 Dunmore Court, Building C, Suite 300, Hilton Head Island. 843-422-2592 or www.integrativepainrelief.net
"Uncovering the Roots of Reconstruction"
Every other Friday, meet at Mitchelville Preservation for a unique tour of two historic sites connected to the Civil War and Reconstruction eras on Hilton Head Island. Attendees will caravan in their own personal vehicles to the sites. Reservations required. $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 6-12. 9:30 a.m., Mitchelville Preservation, 539 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223.
Wednesday Tastings at Le Cookery
Stop in for Wednesday Tastings, where you can sample Chef’s choice and see a demo of the Gadget of the Week. Free. 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays, Le Cookery, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-7171 or www.lecookeryusa.com.
Fort Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the site contains the remains of a coastal defense battery erected in 1862 to protect Port Royal Sound by way of Skull Creek from incursions by Confederate gunboats. Costumed characters and an expert tour guide. $15 for adults; $10 for children. 10 a.m. Mondays, Fort Mitchel, Hilton Head Plantation, 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-686- 6560 or www.heritagelib.org.
Social Bridge and Supervised Play
An opportunity for players to improve their game and meet new partners in a casual, relaxed environment. $10; free for Junior Bridge members. 10 a.m.-noon. Fridays. Hilton head Island Bridge Club, 95 Mathews Drive, Port Royal Plaza Center, Hilton Head Island. 551-795-6329.