News & Events

Broad Creek Clean Up

Dec. 1, 2019
11 AM-3 PM

Join The Outside Foundation for a day of collecting litter by foot, kayak, boat or bike. Limited number of free kayaks available with reservation. Free. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Shelter Cove Marina, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6996 or www.outsidefoundation.org.

Creating Wartime Family Reunions with DNA

Dec. 5, 2019
4 PM

In honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Genealogist Bonnie Wade-Mucia speaks about the work she does to find family members of KIA/MIA soldiers from WWII. Free. 4 p.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org.

Winter Wonderland Festival

Dec. 6, 2019
4-8 PM

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.

Bluffton Christmas Parade

Dec. 7, 2019
10 AM

Watch holiday floats roll through Old Town during the annual Bluffton Christmas Parade. Rain or shine. Free. 10 a.m. Check website for parade route through historic Bluffton. www.townofbluffton.sc.gov.

Christmas Taste of Gullah and Rice Cook-Off

Dec. 7, 2019
12-5 PM

The event will feature live entertainment and vendors selling a variety of Gullah foods. “Just fo’ da’ Chillun” school shows will give children a chance to enjoy live theater while learning about the Gullah-Geechee heritage and history. Free. 12-5 p.m., Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Bay Street, Beaufort. www.beaufortchamber.org.

Community Christmas Party

Dec. 8, 2019
12-2 PM

A fun holiday party hosted by the Hilton Head Humane Association. Free. 12-2 p.m., Hilton Head Humane Association, 10 Humane Way, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8686 or www.hhhumane.org.

Our Lifelong Friendship with Bernie Schein

Dec. 9, 2019
2 PM

Bernie Schein, Pat Conroy’s best friend, will share stories of their friendship. Reservations required. Cost is $7. 2 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223, or www.coastaldiscovery.org.

Cyber Bullying Prevention Community Forum

Dec. 11, 2019
5-7 PM

NAMI Lowcountry is sponsoring this community forum to help parents learn what to do to help children when teasing, rumors, isolation and physical intimidation don’t stop. 5-7 p.m. Seahawk Cultural Center at Hilton Head Island High School, 70 Wilborn Rd, Hilton Head Island. For more information: info@namilowcountry.org

Shop for Good

Dec. 12, 2019
4:30 PM

Stop in for a champagne and scotch tasting, snacks, a trunk show from Barbour and great holiday shopping. Twenty percent of everything purchased during the event will go directly to Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island Clinic. 4:30- 6:30 PM, Outside Hilton Head, 50 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6996 or www.outsidehiltonhead.com

Holiday Boat Parade

Dec. 20, 2019
5-7 PM

Guests young and old can watch an array of lights during Palmetto Bluff’s inland waterway Holiday Board Parade. Festively decorated kayaks and canoes will pass right by the Octagon Dock for all to admire. Free. 5-7 p.m., Octagon Dock, Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton. www.palmettobluff.com.

Hilton Head Hospital Jingle Jingle Run

Dec. 24, 2019
8-11 AM

A family 5K run and health walk featuring an awards ceremony, visits from Santa, refreshments, music and door prizes. Holiday costumes encouraged. Cost is $45 for adults, free for children. 8-11 a.m., Hilton Head Hospital, 25 Hospital Center Boulevard, Hilton Head Island. 843-757-8520 or www.bearfootsports.com.

Polar Bear Swim

Dec. 31, 2019
10 AM

Show your adventurous side with the other “polar bears” by taking an invigorating dip in the Harbour Town Pool on a chilly winter day. Warm up after your plunge with hot chocolate and refreshments. Free. 10 a.m., Harbour Town Pool, 1 Lighthouse Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com.

Blood Drive

Jan. 18, 2020
10 AM-1 PM

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.

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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

Tuesdays
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

Thursdays

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.