THE MARY GREEN CHORALE: “Salute to Veterans”: The chorale will present pieces for mixed chorus, men’s and women’s voices, with engaging commentary throughout the evening. $25. 7:30 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. www.marygreenchorale.org.
FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS: The Island Rec Center hosts food trucks and carts at its new facility. Free. 3-7 p.m., The Island Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681- 7273 or www.islandreccenter.org.
LOWCOUNTRY CUISINE WITH SALLIE ANN ROBINSON: The Gullah Diva gives a cooking demonstration of her famous crab rice and fried ribs, followed by a tasting with beverage. $30. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Blvd., Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org.
THE CHRISTIAN TAMBURR QUINTET AT THE JAZZ CORNER: Featuring Kate McGarry. $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842- 8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com.
HARDEEVILLE FESTIVAL ON MAIN: This inaugural event will feature an array of amusement rides, food and craft vendors, and live music, as well as a turf family-fun zone, a rock wall, inflatables, and cornhole and basketball tournaments. 4-9 p.m. Nov. 1 and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 2, Hardeeville Parks and Recreation, 1612 Plantation Drive, Hardeeville. 843-784-2231.
ROBERTO COIN TRUNK SHOW: Explore the new fall collection from Roberto Coin, featuring Venetian Princess, Princess Flower, Byzantine Barocco and Tiny Treasures. Enjoy a complimentary gift with Roberto Coin purchase and light refreshments. Free, but reservations are required. 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Nov. 1 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 2, Forsythe Jewelers, 71 Lighthouse Road Suite 311, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-7070 or www.forsythejewelers.biz.
CHARLIFEST AT COLIGNY: A celebration of life, music, critters and love for Charli Bobinchuck. Money raised will go to the Charli’s Critter Fund at Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. Featuring live musical acts like Groove Town Assault, Cranford Hollow, Zach Stevens Trio and more. $10. Noon-5 p.m., Coligny Plaza, between Fish Casual Coastal Seafood and Skillets parking lot, 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.colignyplaza.com.
PAT CONROY LITERARY FESTIVAL: The three-day festival, presented by the Pat Conroy Literacy Center in partnership with the University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Center for the Arts, will include a variety of panel discussions, readings, book signings, performances, film screenings, tours and social gatherings to honor and remember the writings and teachings of Pat Conroy. Ticket prices, times and locations vary. 843-525-8500 or www.patconroyliteraryfestival.org.
MITCHELVILLE PRESERVATION PROJECT FORUM: “Access: Who Has It?”: The 2019 anniversary forum will look at the issues revolving around historic and contemporary access in 21st-century America. $20. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Hilton Head Island Campus, 1 Sandshark Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.exploremitchelville.org.
NUTCRACKER 5K: Run, walk, play, dance and celebrate the holiday spirit at this 5K to benefit The Deep Well Project. This event will also serve as a toy drive. 7-11 a.m., Java Burrito Co., 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-441-5216 or www.villageatwexford.com.
YOUR LOWCOUNTRY HOME: Dr. Al Segars, a retired veterinarian with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, will present a virtual trip though the Lowcountry highlighting the special places and wildlife who share our special home. Reservations required. $7. 2 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.
SAVANNAH FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL: Celebrate the best the South has to offer from leading culinary professionals, winemakers, beverage experts and more. Ticket prices, times and locations vary. www.savannahfoodandwinefest.com.
“SOUTHERN LIGHT & SMILES”: Bluffton artist Murray Sease will debut her new exhibit, “Southern Light & Smiles,” featuring a visual story of South Carolina surroundings. The opening reception will include light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artist. Free. 5-7 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.org.
OYSTER SHELL RECYCLING DISCUSSION: Jean Fruh, executive director of The Outside Foundation, will host a discussion about how a small, local, grassroots nonprofit group received funding from Patagonia Inc., to establish a community-based oyster shell recycling and bed restoration project on the Island. Reservations required. $7. 2 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843- 689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.
PALMETTO PLANT EATERS CLUB: Carla Golden will discuss the benefits of a whole food, plant-based vegan diet to prevent and reverse chronic diseases such as heart disease, obesity, Type 2 diabetes, autoimmune disorders and many cancers. Free. 6:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. www.palmettoplanteaters.com.
SEA TURTLE LANTERNS: A workshop to create a lantern for the upcoming Lantern Parade on Nov. 9. Artist Chantelle Rytter will be on hand to help participants create their own sea turtle lanterns. Reservations required. $40 per lantern. 4-6 p.m. Nov. 6 for children; 5-7 p.m. Nov. 7 for adults. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689- 6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.
NOV. 6, 13, 20, 27
ARGENTINE TANGO LESSONS: Couples will have the opportunity to learn the basics of the Argentine tango. Cost is $50 per couple for all four sessions. 6-7:15 p.m., Art League Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843- 842-5738 or www.artleaguehhi.org.
AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION SEMINAR: Renowned macula and retina specialist Dr. Peter Liggett of Hilton Head Macula & Retina will lead an educational seminar on the latest treatments in age-related macular degeneration. Registration required. Free. 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Hilton Head Island Senior Center, 70 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite L, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-6444 or www.hhmr.org.
DOCUMENTARY SCREENING: “Equal Means Equal”: Join the League of Women Voters of Hilton Head/Bluffton Area for a free screening of the documentary “Equal Means Equal,” offers an unflinching look at how women are treated in the U.S. Free. 4:45-6:30 p.m., Hilton Head Library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. lwvhhi.org.
HUNT, FISH, SHOOT PARTY: A night of raffles, live music and refreshments to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Jasper County. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and other refreshments. Free. 6-8 p.m., Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat Hilton Head, 265 Drivers Way, Hardeeville. 843-645-2323.
SERG Culinary Showcase: The fourth annual event will feature a sunset showcase and moonlit showcase featuring a live dueling piano show. Meet award-winning chefs and sample their culinary creations. VIP booths are available for purchase. Cost is $40 for general admission, $150 for VIP booth experience. 4:30-10 p.m., Poseidon, 38 Shelter Cove Lane, Unit 121, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-0344 or www.serggroup.com.
DISNEY ON ICE: “CELEBRATE MEMORIES”: Your favorite Disney stories come to life at this one-of-a-kind show. Share the excitement and make new memories the whole family will treasure forever. Tickets are $15-$70. Times vary. Martin Luther King Junior Arena, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah. www.savannahcivic.com.
“ELF THE MUSICAL” AT SAVANNAH THEATRE: The hilarious tale of Buddy the elf, who was raised in the North Pole and travels to New York City to meet his family. Tickets are $39 for adults, $19 for youth ages 17 and younger, and free for military families. Times vary. The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St., Savannah. 912-233- 7764 or www.savannahtheatre.com.
PENN CENTER HERITAGE DAYS: A three-day celebration that showcases the art, history and culture of the Gullah-Geechee with a series of musical entertainers, cultural performers and educators. This year’s theme, “Reach Back to Wisdom: Looking Forward to Positive Changes,” will include special events such as Gullah storytellers, a parade, an African drummer and more. $5 per car and $25 per tour bus. Penn Center, 16 Penn Center Circle East, St. Helena Island. 843-838-8552.
OFFICIAL KICKOFF PARTY FOR THE LANTERN PARADE: The official kickoff for the Hilton Head Island Lantern Parade will include a lantern workshop and music by La Bodega. Workshop cost is $30. 7-9 p.m., Fish Casual Coastal Seafood, 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843- 842-6050 or www.colignyplaza.com.
PROGRESSIVE HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: Kick off the holiday season with this progressive open house, organized by Branches and The Greenery Garden Center. Featuring treats, prizes, demos and delights. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Branches, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. The Greenery Garden Center, 960 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-2535 or 843-592-3759.
THE BONFIRE: Join the Sea Pines Forest Preserve Foundation for the ninth annual Bonfire Fundraiser, featuring cocktails, a Lowcountry-inspired menu, live music and a silent auction. $75. 4:30-7:30 p.m., Sea Pines Forest Preserve, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-1343 or www.seapines.com.
THE WYCLIFFE GORDON QUARTET AT THE JAZZ CORNER: $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843- 842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com.
HILTON HEAD OYSTER FESTIVAL: Steamed, fried and stewed oysters are served alongside other delicious food. Saturday will include live entertainment, a kids’ zone, local artisan pop-up shops, marshmallow roasting and a sports lounge. Friday tickets are $35 for adults, $20 for ages 17 and younger; Saturday tickets are $7 for adults, free for children ages 10 and youngerer. 5-8 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. www.hiltonheadoysterfestival.com.
THE CAPITOL STEPS: A comedy troupe that puts the “mock” in democracy. This award-winning show was originated by a group of Senate staffers. $61. 8 p.m. Friday; 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m., Sunday. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or www.artshhi.com.
NOV. 8, 22
BOATS AND BREWS SERIES: Join the experts at Outside Hilton Head for an informal information session about a variety of kayaking topics and a glass of the store’s 40th anniversary Sailin’ Shoes lager. 6-7 p.m., Outside Hilton Head, 50 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686- 6996 or www.outsidehiltonhead.com.
COLD CONNECTIONS JEWELRY WORKSHOP: Join local artist Jo Ann Graham to learn how to measure, divide, drill, saw, file, polish and patina copper. Students will create their own earrings or pin using tube, wire or rivets. All materials and tools are provided. Ages 12 and older; reservations are required. $95. 1-4 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.
FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL: Enjoy a beautiful fall day outdoors, plus live music, lots of games for kids and adults, a bounce house, pumpkin painting, food trucks and vendors. Please bring canned or dry goods to exchange for carnival game tickets. Free. 3-6 p.m., St. Luke’s Church, 50 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. 843-540-4024.
HILTON HEAD BRIDGE RUN: The 28th annual event, hosted by Hargray, will feature a 10K road race, 5K fun run and a health walk. The race will start and finish at Crossings Park and take participants over scenic Broad Creek. No strollers or baby joggers allowed. Registration is $40 for the 5K Fun Run & Health Walk, $50 for the 10K. 7 a.m., Crossings Park, 6 Haig Point, Hilton Head Island. www.bearfootsports.com.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND LANTERN PARADE: photo Created by and featuring artist Chantelle Rytter, the Lantern Parade is an opportunity for the community to celebrate the history, ecology and people of Hilton Head Island. The only requirement to participate is a lantern. Free. 6 p.m., Culture HHI, 1 Town Center Court, Hilton Head Island. www.culturehhi.org.
NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE CELEBRATION: In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the Edisto-Natchez Kusso Tribe of South Carolina is partnering with the Morris Center for a free, family-friendly celebration. Free. 1-3 p.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Blvd., Ridgeland. 843-284- 9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org.
ST. ANDREW BY-THE-SEA FALL FESTIVAL: Celebrate fall with a festival at St. Andrews by the Sea. Featuring musical entertainment, a shopping bazaar, silent auction, food for purchase and kids activities. Free. United Methodist Church, 20 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. 843- 785-4711 or www.hhiumc.com.
THE VINCENT GARDNER QUARTET AT THE JAZZ CORNER: Featuring Kate McGarry. $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842- 8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com.
FOUR-LEGGED FROLIC: A spectacular social event ensuring a brighter future for the dogs and cats of the Lowcountry. The black-tie event will feature live entertainment, luxury raffles, and silent and live auctions. $175. 5:30-9:30 p.m., The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, 2 Grasslawn Ave., Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8686 or www.hhhumane.org.
MARY KAY LONG EXHIBIT: “With A Song in My Heart”: During the opening reception, visitors will be asked to fill out an entry form to guess the song title pictured in a special prize painting from Long’s collection. All correct entries will be entered into a random drawing to determine the winner of the painting. Free. 3-5 p.m., SoBA Gallery, 6 Church St., Bluffton. 843-757-6586 or www.sobagallery.com.
OUT OF THE DARKNESS WALK: A walk to raise awareness for suicide prevention. The event will feature an opening ceremony, a butterfly release and silent auction. Free. 12-3:30 p.m., Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton. www.afsp.org/hiltonhead.
THROUGH NOV. 10
COASTAL CAROLINA FAIR: Celebrating its 63rd year, this regional fair is bigger and better than ever. Single day admission is $12 for adults, $7 for children under 12, $22 for wristband access to unlimited carnival rides. Times vary. Exchange Park, 9850 Highway 78, Ladson. 843-572-3161 or www.coastalcarolinafair.org.
BE A SAINT GOLF FUNDRAISER: A shamble format golf tournament featuring 30 teams. Proceeds will fund the Pregnancy Center and Clinic’s prenatal medical services. 8:15 a.m., Sea Pines Country Club, 30 Governors Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-5343.
SPECIAL VETERANS DAY SCREENING: “From Here to Eternity”: With 13 Academy Award nomination and eight Oscars, including Best Picture, this movie is a classic. $8 for the general public, $5 for seniors and military. 7 p.m., Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. www.lucastheatre.com.
VETERANS DAY REMEMBRANCE: Keynote speaker Robert D. Jackson of the U.S. Navy and Hilton Head Island Mayor John McCann will be present at this annual event to honor all who have served our country defending freedom. Free. 10:30 a.m., Shelter Cove Memorial Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 301-801-1541.
BEAVER MOON FULL MOON CRUISE: Set sail aboard The Salty Dog, a 63-foot catamaran with upper and lower decks for the perfect Lowcountry evening. Featuring celestial snacks, lunar libations and gorgeous views. Adults only. $24. 4:30 p.m., The Salty Dog, 232 South Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-2233 or www.saltydog.com.
FULL MOON KAYAK TOURS: Explore the Lowcountry water by the light of the moon during this two-hour kayak tour, led by an interpretive naturalist guide. Children younger than 12 must be on a tandem kayak with an adult. Tickets are $45 for an adult single kayak, $67.50 for an adult and child double kayak, $90 for two adults on a double kayak. 7:30 p.m., Outside Hilton Head, 50 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6996 or www.outsidehiltonhead.com.
Wine & Style Event: Celebrate the holidays with His & Hers fashions. They will be creating a list and checking it twice with Kathryn Mademann to find out what holiday styles can be naughty and how to curate a wardrobe with all the right spice! What's on your list? Gentlemen are invited! bring your friends and co-workers for a fun evening of fashion tips, holiday libations and laughter! Tickets: $40 for one, $75 for two. 5:30-7:30pm. Old Town Bluffton Inn. 1321 May River Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910. Purchase tickets online here.
MAIN STREET YOUTH THEATRE: “Godspell”: Jesus takes the stage during this successful pop musical that features dramatized versions of several well-known parables. Cost is $19 for adults and $12 for students. 7 p.m., plus a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday and Sunday. Hilton Head Preparatory School Main Street Theatre, 3000 Main St., Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6246 or www.msyt.org.
LEGAL REMEDY BEER DINNER: Enjoy an evening of delicious food and craft beer, featuring Rock Hill-based Legal Remedy Brewing. Guests will experience a five-course dinner, paired with five different Legal Remedy beers. Space is limited. Cost is $40. 6 p.m., Old Oyster Factory, 101 Marshland Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-6040 or www.oldoysterfactory.com.
AN EVENING IN THE VILLAGE: A holiday open house at Wexford Village, complete with food, drink, promotions and Shore Notes carolers. Free. 6-8 p.m., The Village at Wexford, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843- 441-5216 or www.villageatwexford.com.
LOWCOUNTRY LOBSTER FEST: This surf-and-turf event will feature lobster and beef tenderloin carving stations, plus live entertainment by The Headliners. Proceeds will benefit the Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island. $125. 5-9 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum Pavilion, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.wahhi.com.
TRAIL TO ALE 5K: The Don Ryan Center for Innovation Trail to Ale 5K will feature a run through the beautiful nature trail at Buckwalter Place Commerce Park, followed by a party and awards ceremony. $35. 6 p.m., Southern Barrel Brewing Company, 375 Buckwalter Parkway, Bluffton. www.palmettorunningcompany.com.
LOWCOUNTRY LADIES LUNCHEON: An event intended to help support local women- owned businesses and to help women network in an effort to grow personally and professionally. Attendees will enjoy a delicious lunch with ample time for networking, followed by holiday shopping with boutique vendors. $30. Noon, Venue 1223, 1223 May River Road, Bluffton. www.eventbrite.com.
KIDS NIGHT OUT: Enjoy a date night out and bring your kids to the Island Rec Center. Their night will be filled with exciting activities like swimming, games, crafts and a movie. Pizza and snacks provided. Grades K-8. Cost is $25 per child. 6-10 p.m., Island Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-7273 or www.islandreccenter.org.
THE JOSHUA BOWLUS QUARTET AT THE JAZZ CORNER: $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com.
PEDAL HILTON HEAD ISLAND: A premier cycling event in celebration of Hilton Head Island’s music, culture and two-wheeled lifestyle. Money raised will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island. Includes “Music of the Grateful Dead” concerts on Friday and Saturday nights, a culture and history ride and the main ride on Sunday. All ages and levels are welcome. $65 before Nov. 15, then $75. Times and routes vary. www.pedalhhi.org.
“THE NUTCRACKER”: Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with Hilton Head Dance Theatre’s production of “The Nutcracker.” Ticket prices vary. 2:30 p.m. Nov. 17 and Nov. 24; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15-16 and Nov. 22-23. Seahawk Cultural Center, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-3262 or www.hiltonheaddance.com.
AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM: A driver safety course taught by volunteer instructor Robin Lockett. $15 for AARP members, $20 for nonmembers. 10 a.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Blvd., Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org.
FOURTH ANNUAL TOUCH-A-TRUCK: Climb, touch, learn and play on some of the coolest vehicles around that build, serve and protect our community. There will be plenty of food, live music and beverage options available. $5; free for children younger than 3. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Paris Avenue, Port Royal. www.jslbeaufort.com.
MUSIC ON MALPHRUS: Songwriter Rupert Wates will perform at Music on Malphrus, an acoustic listening room. $20. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m., The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. 843-837-3330 or www.uulowcountry.org.
AMERICAN LEGION OYSTER ROAST: Veterans helping veterans in need. Enjoy all-you-can-eat oysters and live music. Cost is $30. 12-4 p.m., Jarvis Creek Park, 100 Jarvis Creek Road, Hilton Head Island. 916-716-3689 or 843-384-1889.
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR: Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort will host a craft fair featuring local artist and vendors. This is a great opportunity to buy holiday gifts. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 16 and noon- 4 p.m. Nov. 17. 40 Folly Field Road, Hilton Head Island.
“RACHMANINOFF & FRANK”: Join the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Morris Russell and pianist Eric Zuber for an evening of Rachmaninoff and Frank. Cost is $30-$60. 5 p.m. Sunday and 8 p.m. Monday. First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2055 or www.hhso.org.
PREHISTORIC SOUTH CAROLINA: Join professional naturalist and amateur paleontologist Bruce Lamplight and step back in time in the Lowcountry as he discusses the rich pre-history of the state. Reservations required. $7. 2 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689- 6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.
CONVERSATION AND CULTURE: Explore the convergence of conservation and culture with Dr. J. Drew Lanham at this evening program and book signing. Lanham will reflect on his lifelong love of birds and wildlife and the part they play as connectors across time, place and cultures throughout our history. Reservations required. $10. 5 p.m., Coligny Theatre, 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689- 6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: “All About Eve”: Gillian Anderson and Lily James star in “All About Eve,” broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London. The production asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old. $15 for the general public, $10 for seniors and military. 7 p.m., Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. www.lucastheatre.com.
BATS OF THE LOWCOUNTRY: Lydia Moore, research and education coordinator of the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy, will discuss the beneficial roles of bats in the Lowcountry. Learn why bats are essential components of ecosystems, why it is crucial that we study them and about ongoing research at the conservancy. Reservations required. $7. 2 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.
MARCO BICEGO TRUNK SHOW: Marco Bicego will make an appearance during his trunk show and personally engrave any Marco Bicego jewelry purchased at the event. Reservations required. Free. 4-7 p.m., Forsyth Jewelers, 71 Lighthouse Road, Suite 311, Hilton Head Island. 843-671- 7070 or www.forsythejewelers.biz.
BLUFFTON SUNSET PARTY: A celebration featuring local seafood restaurants, craft beer garden, wine bar and more. A percentage of proceeds will benefit local Bluffton charities. $5; free for children 12 and younger. 4-8 p.m., Oyster Factory Park, Bluffton. www.blufftonsunsetparty.com.
“THE DOCTOR VISITS A PLANTATION”: Living historian Dave Smoot sheds light on the medical practices that would have been found on a 19th-century Lowcountry plantation. Free. 1 p.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Blvd., Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org.
NOV. 21-DEC. 8
HILTON HEAD PREP FESTIVAL OF TREES: One of Hilton Head Island’s largest holiday-themed festivals, this event includes a spectacular display of beautifully and creatively themed Christmas trees in all sizes and colors. The trees are sponsored and decorated by local organizations, businesses and individuals. Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, 130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-8536 or www.hhprep.org.
BLUFFTON BOOK FESTIVAL: A weekend-long festival to raise funds for The Literacy Center of Bluffton and The Binc Foundation, celebrate local and national literary talent, and promote literary awareness in the Lowcountry. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Calhoun Street, Bluffton. 843-815-2364 or www.blufftonbookfestival.com.
THE LARRY FULLER TRIO AT THE JAZZ CORNER: Featuring the album release of Overjoyed. $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com.
“COMMON PESTICIDES”: Debbi Albanese, a South Carolina Master Naturalist, will review some commonly used pesticides, how pesticides are approved by the EPA for use by homeowners and introduce the idea of integrated pest management. Reservations required. $7. 2 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.
HOLIDAY MARKET AT COASTAL DISCOVERY MUSEUM: Featuring Lowcountry food samplings, demonstrations, local artist exhibits, book signings and more. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.
SANTA AT THE HARBOUR: Spend the day after Thanksgiving shopping with Santa. Enjoy specials and sales at Shelter Cove shops and restaurants, plus cookie decorating, music and additional kid’s activities. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.sheltercovehiltonhead.com.
SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL FISHING TOURNAMENT: Fish for bass, bream and catfish at Fish Island and try to win a prize in one of the tournament categories. Refreshments will be provided. Reservations required. 10-11:30 a.m., Sea Pines Forest Preserve, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com.
PIANO 2 PIANO AT THE JAZZ CORNER: A salute to jazz piano greats Noel Freidline and John Brackett. $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com.
NOV. 29-DEC. 22
SOUTH BEACH CHRISTMAS VILLAGE: South Beach Marina Village transforms into a magical Christmas wonderland. Santa will be visiting the South Beach Inn for hot cocoa and photos. Free. 11 a.m., South Beach, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-2233 or www.saltydog.com.
NOV. 29-DEC. 31
HOLIDAY LIGHTS AT SHELTER COVE: Enjoy holiday lights all season long at this spectacular display in Shelter Cove. Free. Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.sheltercovetownecentre.com.
NOV. 29-JAN. 1
HARBOUR TOWN LIGHTS: Stroll along the harbor and enjoy the illuminated seasonal figures, with the centerpiece of the display being a towering Christmas tree. Harbour Town is the perfect place to be this holiday season with live entertainment and activities. Free. Harbour Town, 149 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843- 842-1979 or www.seapines.org.
CARAMEL APPLE FESTIVAL: Bring the family to Heritage Farm for a fun afternoon of activities, including caramel apples, games, crafts and more. Rates vary based on activity. 1-3 p.m., Heritage Farm, 185 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843- 842-1979 or www.seapines.com.
SANTA AT THE VILLAGE AT WEXFORD: Join Santa in his home at the Village at Wexford for complimentary photos and a Gingerbread Trail Map guiding the way to treats for the kids. Free. 3-5 p.m., The Village at Wexford, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-441- 5216 or www.villageatwexford.com.
SAVE THE DATE
30TH ANNUAL TASTE OF THE SEASON: Indulge in epicurean delicacies from the very best restaurants and eateries on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton. Featuring a silent auction and VIP lounge. $65 for general admission, $125 for VIP admission. 6-9 p.m., Marriott Hilton Head Resort & Spa, 1 Hotel Circle, Hilton Head Island. www.hiltonheadisland.org.
19TH ANNUAL TED FLACH CANDY CANE GOLF & TENNIS CLASSIC: A day of golf and tennis, with proceeds benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island. Featuring a continental breakfast, a lunch buffet and an awards ceremony. $200 for golf, $100 for tennis. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sea Pines Country Club, 30 Governors Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-929-9419.
TEDXHILTON HEAD WOMEN: Shining a spotlight on dazzling ideas from some of the world’s most extraordinary risk-takers and innovators. Celebrating pioneers making power moves, brilliant people who are just getting started, and those who tirelessly show up as allies and advocates. $72. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harbour Town Clubhouse, 11 Lighthouse Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.tedxhhiwomen.eventbrite.com.
SHOP FOR GOOD: 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 p.m., Outside Hilton Head, 50 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6996 or www.outsidehiltonhead.com.
FAMILY MAGIC SHOW: For families with kids younger than 12. Free for children ages 3 and younger; $16 for general admission; $20 VIP and raised booths. 8 p.m. Mondays. Comedy Magic Cabaret, 843 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-7757.
SAVANNAH PORT TOUR: The Port of Savannah, the nation’s largest port in volume, contains over 50 piers, wharves and docks. Experience a working port from the water on this 90-minute tour. $55 for adults, $35 for children ages 3-13, free for children younger than 2. 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., Savannah Harbour, Savannah. 843-686-6996 or www.outsidehiltonhead.com.
SAVANNAH NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE TOUR: A naturalist’s dream come true. This three-hour boat tour provides views of the Savannah riverfront and an in-depth tour of the Georgia Ports Authority. $75 for adults, $60 for children ages 3-13, free for children younger than 2. 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Savannah Harbour, Savannah. 843-686-6996 or www.outsidehiltonhead.com.
FRIDAY SOCIAL DANCING: 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. 6-9:30 p.m. Fridays, Dolphin Head Golf Club, 59 High Bluff Road, Hilton Head Island. 757-375-5953 or www.hiltonheadshagclub.com.
“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 the chef’s choice and see a demo of the gadget of the week. Free. Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m., Le Cookery, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-7171 or www.lecookeryusa.com.
HILTON HEAD FARMERS MARKET: 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.
FARMERS MARKET OF BLUFFTON: 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.
GARVIN-GARVEY HOUSE TOURS: Visit the newly restored Garvin-Garvey House for a guided tour. $5. By appointment from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton. www.townofbluffton.sc.gov.
BIKE TOURS THROUGH HILTON HEAD HISTORY: A casual 3-mile, safe and fun bike tour through some of the island’s most captivating historic sites. See the fishing co-op where native islanders once farmed, feasted and fended off the chemical company BASF, the hallowed ground of a Gullah cemetery, an Indian Shell Enclosure, the tabby ruins located on a former plantation and visit with volunteers from the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island. $15-$25. 10 a.m. Wednesdays, 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. www.heritagelib.org.
TEA TIME AT ROSE HILL MANSION: Experience afternoon tea at a beautiful plantation house in the Lowcountry. Selections include custom crafted teas, elegant finger sandwiches and heavenly desserts. Small groups or large groups welcome; reservations are required. $40. 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Rose Hill Mansion, 199 Rose Hill Way, Bluffton. 843-757-6046.
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.
FISHING & CRABBING LESSONS: Ben Green with Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church on Squire Pope Road teaches children fishing and crabbing skills. Free. 4 p.m. Saturdays, Rowing & Sailing Center, 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-816-0172.
GUIDED TOURS OF HEYWARD HOUSE MUSEUM AND WELCOME CENTER: The museum offers guided tours of the four-room Carolina farmhouse and two outbuildings, which are filled with interesting artifacts and furnishings from the late 1800s into the 1920s. Tours last approximately 45 minutes to an hour and are offered as visitors arrive unless previously scheduled. $10; reservations are not required except for groups of 10 or more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, Heyward House Museum and Welcome Center, 70 Boundary St., Bluffton. www.heywardhouse.org.
“CRABBY ENCOUNTERS”: Spend your morning trying the art of cast netting and learn about the crabs of Hilton Head Island and other marine creatures that live along the shore. Supplies provided; catch and release. $19 for adults; $14 for children ages 12 and younger. Tuesdays to Thursdays, Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843- 842-1979 or www.seapines.com.
PEDEGO ELECTRIC BIKE RENTAL: Rentals are available at Outside Hilton Head at Shelter Cove; The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa; and Moreland Bike Shop in Palmetto Bluff. Two-hour Pedego bike tours leave from The Plaza at Shelter Cove. Cruise up to 20 mph for many miles. Price ranges from $40 to $45 daily. Outside Hilton Head, 50 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 800-686-6996 or www.outsidehiltonhead.com.
HAUNTED HISTORY TOURS: Graveside storytelling adventure. After dark, in the eerie setting of the island’s oldest burial ground, come and hear spine-tingling tales of Hilton Head’s shadowy past. $25 for adults; $20 for children ages 8 to 16. 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-686- 6560 or www.heritagelib.org.
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.
SALTY DOG HAPPY HOUR CRUISE: An early happy hour cruise option. The full bar and gallery onboard are open during this one-and-a-half-hour boat ride around Calibogue Sound. $15-$24. Daily. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Salty Dog, South Beach, Hilton Head Island. www.saltydog.com.
ZION CEMETERY TOUR: Costumed tour guides share fascinating stories of Hilton Head Island’s past. Visit the grave sites of four Revolutionary War heroes and find out about the bloody skirmish that was fought just steps away. Explore the island’s oldest structure and learn about the planters who built it. $15 for adults; $10 for children. 10 a.m. Thursdays. Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. www.heritagelib.org.
FREE GOLF CLASS & EXHIBITION: 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.
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.
SUP YOGA: A 90-minute standup paddleboard yoga session. Yoga class with rental is $40; bring your own paddleboard and class is only $15. 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Shelter Cove Marina, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6996 or www.outsidehiltonhead.com.
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.
SARAH ANSBOURY PICKLEBALL CLINIC: Skills and game play to help improve your pickleball game. $35 per person. 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center, 6 Trent Jones Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.palmettodunes.com.
OPEN MIC NIGHT: 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.