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Hilton Head Island Festivals & Events

    • Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance
    • (Oct 24 - Nov 2, 2014)
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    • Hilton Head Oyster Festival
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    • Taste of the Season
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Civil War Era

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 - Thursday, Dec 18, 2014

Hilton Head was home to thousands of Union soldiers during the Civil War. Find out from a Coastal Discovery Museum docent why they were here and how they spent their time. Historic photographs, maps and artifacts tell the story of Hilton Head from 1861-1865. Reservations recommended by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223 or online at www.coastaldiscovery.org

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Dementia Dialogues

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A free 5 week course designed to educate individuals who care for persons with Alzheimer's Disease or related dementias. Every Thursday from 2:30-4:30 pm,October 2-30th,2014. To register or for more information call 843-842-6688 or melissa@memory-matters.org. Registration Required

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Exploring Pinckney Island

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 - Thursday, Nov 13, 2014

A brief historical and natural history overview is given followed by a walking tour of this National Wildlife Refuge, including salt marsh and maritime forest. Wildlife may include variety of birds, alligators and marsh inhabitants. Reservations required by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223 or online at www.coastaldiscovery.org

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Foreign Affairs - Around the World in Art

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 - Saturday, Nov 1, 2014

The Society of Bluffton Artists presents "Foreign Affairs - Around the World in Art" by Virginia MacKenzie, a truly versatile and creative artist. The show will be on exhibit from October 6 through November 1 at the SOBA Gallery. As the name implies, all the works of art are depictions, along with stories, of some of the international destinations Virginia has visited. When you view this fascinating show, you will be transported from the Eiffel Tower to the Great Wall of China; from Machu Picchu, Vietnam, and the Amber Room in Catherine's Palace to the Leaning Tower of Pisa; and many more. The paintings are in every art medium from acrylic to oil to watercolor to wax, even showcasing Virginia's special talent with fiber art. She has personally seen all of these places in her travels to over eighty countries.

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Honey Horn History Walk

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 - Thursday, Dec 18, 2014

Travel back in time with the Coastal Discovery Museum and hear stories of Honey HOrn's past 200 years. You'll learn about the planters, the northern hunters who visited in the winter, the islanders who worked on site and the Hack Family who lived at Honey Horn from 1950 until the late 1990s. This walk takes you past the places they lived and worked. Reservations recommended by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223 or online at www.coastaldiscovery.org

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Lowcountry Critters - Meet and Greet

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 - Sunday, Nov 30, 2014

This is a casual "Meet and Greet" to learn more about the alligators, snakes and other critters that share Hilton Head Island with us. Joe Maffo, owner and found of "Critter Management" will bring along some of his "friends" to share with everyone. Take this opportunity to walk-in and see these animals up close, take a picture and learn more about them. No reservations are required. Cost is $10 for adult, $5 for child.

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May River Expedition

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 - Friday, Nov 21, 2014

Join us for a 2 hour exploration of Bluffton's May River aboard research vessel SPARTINA. You will observe nature up close with a display of live organisms. A scientific explanation will accompany a trip through this scenic river and salt marsh. From microscopic animals to dolphins, the possibilities are endless. Ask you technical questions and get educated answers. $35 adult and $25 child (12 and under) Reservations required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223

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Southern Living Idea House at Palmetto Bluff

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 - Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014

Make plans to visit the 2014 Southern Living Idea House situated in Bluffton-the Heart of the South Carolina Lowcountry. The house is open for tours from June 28-December 14, 2014 excluding Mondays and Tuesdays each week. Proceeds from tour tickets will benefit the Bluffton Boys and Girls Club and Bluffton Self Help.

 

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Story Time at The Storybook Shoppe

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 - Thursday, Jan 1, 2015

Story Time at The Storybook Shoppe! Weekly event at the store for children.

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Trick-or-Treat at Shelter Cove Towne Centre

Friday, October 31

Trick-or-Treat at Shelter Cove Towne Centre! Kroger will be hosting a Trick-or-Treat on October 31 from 3pm-7pm along with participating merchants from 5pm-7pm.

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Plankton Discovery

Friday, October 31, 2014

Indoor presentation about plankton and the role it plays in the salt marsh. Then you proceed to floating dock where participants will use a plankton collecting net to collect a plankton sample from the waters of Jarvis Creek. Then they will proceed to analyze and identify the many organisms found in one drop of water by using microscopes. This tour is great for families with children over the age of 8, as well as adults interested in learning about plankton and the role it plays in the coastal ecosystem. Cost is Adults $10 and Children $5; reservations are required and may be made by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223.

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Salt Marsh Discovery

Friday, Oct 31, 2014 - Friday, Dec 26, 2014

As one of the most productive environments on the planet, the Salt Marsh functions as a filter and Nursery for the coast. During this hands on tour at the Coastal Discovery Museum, you will see live oysters, crabs and shrimp up-close. Learn how to trap and harvest blue crabs, how marsh plants adapt to the salt water, and why we should protect this interesting ecosystem. Reservations recommended by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223 or online at www.coastaldiscovery.org

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Ben Vereen

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Legendary actor, singer and dancer, Ben Vereen, performs for one night only at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.

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Central Oakgrove Youth Ministry Presents Candice Glover

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Candice Glover, American Idol Winner at Central Oakgrove Youth Explosion, November 1,2014 Bluffton High Auditorium, 12 H.E McCracken Circle. $20pp 5 & under Free. Find us on Facebook, Twitter #centraloakgrove @centraleoakgrove Call for tickets 843-681-5784 www.cogbaptistchurch.org

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The Greenery's Refreshing Winter Pots Free Seminar

Wednesday, Oct. 29 and Saturday, Nov.1

Several weather changes and the colors of Thanksgiving and Christmas can come alive in containers positioned for visual interest in the home. Wendy Porterfield will share fresh approaches to your favorite pots.

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Volunteer Fair

November 1

This month let us take stock, give thanks … and give back. More than a dozen local organizations will be tabling. Learn about good works in our community and find a match to give of your time.

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Bluffton International & Craft Beer Fest

Saturday, November 1, 2014

The 4th Annual Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival Calhoun Street Promenade in Oldtown Bluffton, South Carolina.

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Lobsterfest wtih LIVE Music from Honey Smoke

Saturday, November 1, 2014

It's our annual Lobsterfest! Come celebrate all things lobster..Live music from Honeysmoke! Delicious lobster specials start at 1pm and HoneySmoke takes the stage from 5-8pm. HoneySmoke is a Delta/Island/Blues band from Charleston, SC. We mix the sounds and feeling of blues music with instrumentation of the Islands, with a little bit of Rock N'Roll and Country Western thrown in occasionally.

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Shrimp Trawling Expedition

Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 - Sunday, Nov 30, 2014

This interactive cruise will take you from Hudson's dock out into Port Royal Sound where you'll have a chance to see how a shrimp trawler works - and find out about all the critters that can be found in its nets. An informative and fun experience - plus, you'll have a chance to share in the 'catch' and might take some shrimp home! Cost is $40 adult $20 child; Reservations required: call 843-689-6767 ext. 223 or www.coastaldiscovery.org

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Waterway Excursion Cruise

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Explore the waterways around the Pinckney Island Forest Preserve on board the Tammy Jane. This 2 hour educational cruise will circumnavigate the Pinckney Island (Skull Creek and Mackay Creek). Learn about the salt marsh, maritime forest, barrier islands, and the history of Pinckney Island. A naturalist from the Coastal Discovery Museum on board will help with identifying any plants or animals that are visible. Cost is $35 (adult-oriented cruise) and registrations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223.

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Brunch on the Water W/ Live Music @ ELA's

Sunday, Nov 2, 2014 - Sunday, Nov 2, 2014

Available Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the brunch menu features our culinary team's modern spin on the classics - Eggs Benedict, Steak & Eggs, fabulous omelette choices, and our Blu-berry Stuffed French Toast - just to name a few. Of course, brunch would not be complete without trying one of our hand crafted cocktails. In addition to our regularly price creative cocktails, Sundays we offer a Bloody Mary Bar, Mimosas, and glasses of Champagne at a great "Sunday Brunch" price. As if great food, gorgeous water views, and our serene outdoor garden patio weren't enough, live music takes our brunch to the next level. Extremely talented local recording artist Bill Peterson plays keys most Sundays from 11-2pm. To view the brunch menu, visit us online at elasgrille.com. For reservations, please call ELA's Blu Water Grille at 843-785-3030.

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The Lowcountry Palette, Paintings by Terry Brennan

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Society of Bluffton Artists presents “The Lowcountry Palette” a collection of newly created oil and watercolor paintings by noted local artist, Terry Brennan. This enchanting exhibit will be on display from November 3 through 30 at the SOBA Gallery.

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Historic Sites on Hilton Head Island

Monday, Nov 3, 2014 - Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014

The Heritage Library presents a one-hour lecture on the historic sites of the island.

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Honey Horn History Walk

Monday, Nov 3, 2014 - Monday, Dec 29, 2014

Travel back in time with the stories of Honey Horn's past 200 years. You'll learn about the planters, the northern hunters who visited in the winter, the islanders who worked on site and the Hack Family who lived at Honey Horn from 1950 until the late 1990s. This walk at the Coastal Discovery Museum will take you past the places they lived and worked. Reservations recommended by calling 843-689-6767 ext 2223 or online at www.coastaldiscovery.org

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Honey Horn Nature Tour

Monday, Nov 3, 2014 - Monday, Dec 29, 2014

A guided tour at the Coastal Discovery Museum exploring natural sites and various gardens. Reservations recommended by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223 or online at www.coastalidscovery.org

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Cast Net Throwing

Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014 - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014

Learn how to throw a cast net from local angler Scott Moody. This hands-on program will show you the best way to learn to 'open that net' on every cast. Beginners are welcome. Bring your own net, or a loaner will be made available to you. Cost is $10 per person (fr ages 12 and older) and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223.

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Ladies Night at Daniel's Restaurant & Lounge

Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014 - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015

Women and Men enjoy great drink specials and dance the night away in a Miami Style Lounge every Wednesday.

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Marine Science Expeditions

Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014 - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014

Join us for a 2 hour exploration of Skull Creek and the surrounding waterways aboard research vessel SPARTINA. You will observe nature up close with a display of live organisms. A scientific explanation will accompany a trip through this scenic river and salt marsh. From microscopic animals to dolphins, the possibilities are endless. Ask you technical questions and get educated answers. Cost is $35 adult, $25 child (age 12 and under) Reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223.

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The Island's Story

Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014 - Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014

Learn from a docent at the Coastal Discovery Museum about our earliest residents, the plantation era, Gullah culture and about our modern development. Reservations recommended by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223 or online at www.coastaldisocvery.org

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Create a "Pieces of your Past" Booklet

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Heritage Library is offering a class on compiling your family history into a booklet. Learn to use Word to create a "Pieces of Your Past" booklet as a way of sharing direct lineage without overwhelming others.

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Forts of Port Royal

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 - Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014

Learn about the area's early explorers and the importance of the island during the Civil War, Mitchelville, and the Steam Cannon. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223 or online at www.coastaldiscovery.org

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Fall Into The Season Food & Wine Tasting at Trattoria Divina - Chamber Leadership Alumni Assoc. - November 6, 2014

November 6, 2014

6:00pm - 8:30pm Fall into the Season! Join us at Trattoria Divina and enjoy a great opportunity to taste some fantastic wines paired with Chef Hugo Lee's amazing cuisine. A Food & Wine Tasting event brought to you by the Leadership Alumni Assoc. of the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. Open to alumni of the local chamber leadersship program and their guests. Cost to attend is $40. RSVP to Linda Peterson at 843-290-3169 or email L_peterson@hargray.com

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Special Olympics North America Tennis Invitational

November 6, 7, 8, 2014

Special Olympics Tennis Tournament. SONA (Special Olympics North America) will be holding its 15th Annual Tennis Championship at Van Der Meer Tennis in Shipyard Plantation November 6-8, 2014. Special Olympics athletes from all over the country will be coming to participate in the competition, which is organized and produced by National, State, and Local Special Olympics coordinators and a large corps of volunteers. Play will begin Thursday afternoon and continue throughout Thursday and all day Friday and Saturday. A special Opening Ceremony will be held Friday, November 7 at 6:00pm.

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Special Olympics National Invitational Tennis Championships

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - Saturday, November 8, 2014

The 15th Annual Special Olympics Tennis Championships attracts athletes and their coached from around the county. Matches are free to the public and spectators are encourage to come cheer the players to victory!