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Tuesdays Only, ends March 31, 2015

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.coastaldiscovery.org

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Now through April 11, 2015

Lifelong Learning of Hilton Head Island  We offer our senior community(over 55) here on Hilton Head an exemplary collection of educational and fun classes covering subjects from history, arts, yoga, current events to outer space exploration and beyond. Each semester promises choices from 20-30 topics. Annual membership is $30. Fall and Winter terms are $45 each with no limit on the number of classes a member chooses to take!  Join us at www.lifelonglearninghhi.org  or email: lifelonglearninghiltonhead@gmail.com...  

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Today through April 4, 2015

Call for Artists and Art Lovers! SOBA's 21st Annual Judged ShowThe Society of Bluffton Artists will be holding the 21st Annual Member Judged Show from March 2 through April 4. SOBA members may enter one piece of 2 or 3-dimensional art, including photography, on Monday March 2 at the SOBA Gallery. Please visit the gallery at the corner of Church and Calhoun Streets in Bluffton for a membership form and show prospectus.This year’s member show will...  

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Starting April 5 - Every Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday until the end of October with a new schedule beginning November 1st

Bill Gladwell will read your mind.(That’s a lie.)Bill Gladwell, however, will read your thoughts.(That’s the truth.)Your thoughts are leaked through unconscious cues in your body language and voice, and Bill has spent the last two decades mastering the art of reading these cues to know what you are feeling and thinking... sometimes even before you do.In short, Bill uses information from your nonverbal communication to give the appearance of true psychic ability. When combined with...  

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Starting April 1 - Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until the end of October with a new schedule beginning November 1st

Pelican's Point Comedy Club brings a great evening of entertainment to you seven nights a week. Each week begins with the club's critically acclaimed resident show, "Two Thought Minimum" starring Mentalist Bill Gladwell, playing every Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday; and Wednesday through Saturday, the club features the nation's premier stand-up comedians. Doors open at 7:30pm, and shows begin promptly at 8:00pm. Come early, and take advantage of the Dinner and a Show special.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Come to the Coastal Discovery Museum and 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 and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A brief historical and natural history overview is given by a Museum docent, followed by a walking tout of this National Wildlife Refuge, including salt marsh and maritime forest.  Wildlife may include variety of birds, alligators and marsh inhabitants.  Every Tuesday and Thursday 9 am - 11 am.$12 adult, $7 child (ages 4-12)  Reservations are required and may be made by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The market welcomes back some of your favorite vendors with lots of delicacies for your holiday dining including fresh local produce, pecans, freshly baked breadand hot crossed buns. Set your table with hand made linens, wooden bowls and hand thrown pottery. Satisfy your sweet tooth with cookies and cakes. The market is open Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. through December 29, 2015.

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Bar Crawls will begin mid March and continue into the Fall Season.

Join The Hottest Spots on our Hilton Head Island Bar Crawl every Tuesday. Your guide will have lots of fun games to play and all bars on the crawl will be providing excellent food and drink specials for crawlers!   This is a great way to experience some of the best bars on the South End of the island.  Each crawler will receive a Group Shot at Each Bar, Free Souvenir T-Shirt as well as...  

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Join a certified guide for a closer look at the salt marsh aboard a stable, touring kayak.  Venture into creeks and inlets to view local wildlife, such as wading birds and dolphins.No children under 5$32 adult, $28 child (ages 5-12 with adult) Reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext.  223.Tuesdays through Thursdays at 10 am. (2 hours)

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Join the Coastal Discovery Museum for a 2-hour exploration of Bluffton's May River aboard research vessel SPARTINA with Marine Biologist, Captain Amer Kuehn.  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 your technical questions and get educated answers.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Join a Museum docent in this cruise along the waters and salt marshes of Broad Creek. The Lowcountry's Salt Marsh is home to many interesting creatures such as river otters, eastern oysters, blue crabs and a great species of birds.  Among the most charismatic creatures found in the Salt Marsh are the bottle-nosed Dolphins.  Museum guides share their knowledge about this and many other of the fascinating creatures found in the salt water channels of...  

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Now through April 29, 2015

Join The Hottest Spots at Daniel's every Wednesday for Hilton Head's hottest Ladies Night! Girls enjoy $2 Liquor Drinks and Shots while Guys drink $3 Heineken Bottles ALL NIGHT! Dance the night away to all the best music mixed by the island's best DJs! Starts at 10pm and goes until 2:30am. Find out about many other nightlife happenings at www.thehottestspots.com... your destination for nightlife information!

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April 1

The Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn will host Dr. John D. Edman for this program.  No-see-ums, often referred to as sand flies or biting midges, are a unique part of the ecology of the lowcountry.  This seasonal biting nuisance is associated with coastal tidal marshes and has spoiled many an outdoor event, especially during twilight periods.  This lecture will explain the life history of these and closely related blood-feeding flies found in the lowcountry,...  

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Thursday, April 2

Join friends and neighbors for one of season’s last All-You-Can-Eat Oyster Roasts from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 2 at the Old Town Dispensary, 15 Captain’s Cove, Bluffton. The event benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton. For a $20 donation, guests can enjoy all the oysters they can handle under the tent next to the Dispensary. Kids under 12 can eat chicken fingers for free when accompanied by a paying adult. Soda...  

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Our Coligny Bar Crawl on Tuesday has become so popular we are now doing another Bar Crawl every Thursday through Park Plaza and Riley's Plaza (The Triangle)!  Bar Crawls are fun for everyone over 21 and we are happy to provide this great experience.Join The Hottest Spots for a Bar Crawl every Thursday through Park Plaza and Riley's Plaza aka The Triangle on Hilton Head.  Just like a pub crawl you will be crawling with a...  

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

On this history tour, you'll 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 from 1861-1866.  This guided walking tour addresses the origin, construction and operation of the earthworks and describes day-to-day life in the garrison during the occupation of Hilton Head Island and surrounding islands of the Lowcountry.  This guided tour is offered...  

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

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, led by a Museum docent, will take you past the places they lived and worked.$10 adult, $5 child (ages 4-12)  Reservations are required and may be...  

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April 2 and 3, April 16 and 17, May 4 and 5

An introductory presentation by Coastal Discovery Museum staff focusing on the biology and behavior of the American Horseshoe Crab.  Participants will learn about the physical characteristics that have allowed these animals to successfully survive in the ocean for millions of years, their use in the medical field, and valuable ecological importance.  The program will include a field trip to a high density spawning beach where participants will have the opportunity to observe and experience nesting...  

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Enjoy our spring exploration of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve and the Easter Bunny will join in for refreshments before the ride. Reservations required by contacting the Recreation Department at (843) 842-1979. $15/adults and $10/children 12 and under.

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Friday, April 3, 2015

April 3 - Good Friday  - John Rutter's Requiem 7:00pm On Good Friday, April 3, the combined adult choirs of St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church (Hilton Head) and Bluffton United Methodist Church will perform the Requiem by British composer John Rutter as part of the 7:00pm Good Friday service at St. Andrew By-The-Sea, 20 Pope Ave, HHI. The 50 voice choir will be accompanied by chamber orchestra and organ. The service is free and...  

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Now through May 29, 2015

Learn about Hilton Head's plantation era and about some islanders' involvement in the Revolutionary War on this Coastal Discovery Museum guided tour of the cemetery that dates back to the late 18th century.  This tour is offered in cooperation with the Heritage Library Foundation, owner of this historic site.$12 adult, $7 child (ages 7-12) and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223.

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April 3 through May 30

Presented by the Low Country Plein Air Society.  Since 2008, members of the Low Country Plein Air Society have gathered to paint together in various picturesque Low Country settings.  This exhibition will feature works by 30 members of the Society.  The group's membership includes artists from around the region, from Beaufort to Savannah.  In addition to the artistic mission of working together in the outdoors, the Low Country Plein Air Society promotes the conservation of...  

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Friday, April 3, 2015

As one of the most productive environments on the planet, the Salt Marsh functions as a filter and nursery for the coast.  Learn from a Museum docent how marsh plants adapt to the salt water, and why we should protect this interesting ecosystem.$10 adult, $5 child (ages 4-12) Reservations required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223.

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Friday, April 3 & Saturday, April 4

We're throwing open our doors!Spring is here and we're celebrating with a sidewalk sale on the waterside! It's all in a day's play this Easter weekend at Shelter Cove Towne Centre, Hilton Head Island's premiere waterside destination.Friday, April 3 & Saturday, April 4Saturday Events: 10:30am-1:30pm - Easter Eggstravaganza (Shelter Cove Community Park - old park) 11am-1pm - Live Radio Remote (Towne Centre Drive) 2-5pm - Cappy the Clown (Towne Centre Drive) 2-5pm - Juggler (Towne...  

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Surprise your child(ren) with a  bright, colorful Easter basket delivered to your home or villa by the Easter Bunny himself.  $35 for the first basket, $25 for each additional basket delivered to the same address.  Reservations are required by contacting the Recreation Department at (843) 842-1979.

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April 4, 2015

 Spring Fundraiser to benefit the Sea Pines Forest Preserve, Saturday, April 4th from 4:30-7:30PM at Fish Island in Sea Pines. Dine, party and enjoy the great outdoors! Lowcountry pork BBQ, chicken, beer, wine and dessert. Live music, fishing rods and rides on H2O's alligator and wildlife tour boat included in the festivities. Adults are $40; children 12 and under are $15; reserved table for 8 - $400. Purchase tickets at www.SeaPinesForestPreserve.org or at the CSA office,...  

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Explore the waterways around Pinckney Island.  This 2-hour educational cruise will circumnavigate Pinckney Island (Skull Creek and Mackay Creek).  Learn about the salt marsh, maritime forest, barrier islands, and the history of Pinckney Island. $35 per person and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223.

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Now through December 2015

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...  

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Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Easter Egg Hunt is an annual tradition and the Easter Bunny will be a part of the festivities.  Provided by The Sea Pines Resort and the shops in Harbour Town. For additional information please contact the Recreation Department at (843) 842-1979.  Complimentary.

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Easter Sunday, April 5

April 5 - Easter Sunday Services  (Collections will be taken at all Easter services for missions).     Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. at Coligny Beach, near the Holiday Inn Oceanfront (or at the church in the event of rain or imminent threat of rain - check the website for any changes at www.hhiumc.com)    Sanctuary Services:  9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. at 20 Pope Avenue with brass, timpani & Chancel Choir at both.    Bluffton Campus:  10:30...  

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Sunrise on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015

Join the congregation of First Baptist Church Hilton Head Island on the beach for an Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 AM, Sunday, April 5, 2015. Park at the church at 100 South Forest Beach Drive and walk the bike path to the Alder Lane Beach Access. The service will be held at the end of the boardwalk. The Easter Sunrise Service will be held in the sanctuary in case of rain. The public is invited.Easter...  

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April 6

Author of "The Bluffton Expedition," Jeff Fulghan will share the history of the June 4, 1863 burning of Bluffton by Union troops.  He will provide background about antebellum Bluffton and the Bluffton Movement as well as information about the Union encampment on Hilton Head Island.  Fulgham's book is a comprehensive summary of the events leading up to and following the Union's foray into Bluffton.  Books will be available for purchase on site.   Cost is...  

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Monday, April 6, 2015

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, led by a Museum docent, will take you past the places they lived and worked.$10 adult, $5 child (ages 4-12)  Reservations are required and may be...  

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Every Monday – August 31, 2015 (except Monday, April 13, 2015)

Join us for an exciting tennis demonstration with valuable tips, refreshments, prize drawings, and our traditional fishbowl sale. Sponsored by Sea Pines Real Estate, Prince, Adidas and Wilson.

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Monday, April 6, 2015

THE SOCIETY OF BLUFFTON ARTISTS GALLERY welcomes Joy Lillith Hermann as our featured artist April 6 through May 2. This exciting and varied exhibit features Hermann’s deliciously textured paintings and unique dichroic glass jewelry.The theme for this show was inspired by Joy’s rich childhood and her memories of visiting museums and art galleries – and wishing she could touch the textured artwork she saw there. And recently those memories were brought back – when Joy...  

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Monday, Apr 6, 2015 - Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015

Rev-up your Aston Martin, gather your partners in crime, and prepare for an unforgettable evening of James Bond’s greatest hits!Two nights not to be missed, April 7 and 8, 2015. Reservations can be made by calling the box office at 843-842-2055.  Table seating tickets $80/$70. New additional seating options, concert seating allows patrons to come for the concert only or to bring refreshments to be enjoyed at the museum’s Pavilion.  Tickets $60/$50 for concert only...  

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April 7 and 8, 2015

HHSO PRESENTS JAMES BOND AND BEYOND"I’ll have a martini, shaken not stirred..." Rev-up your Aston Martin, gather your partners in crime, and prepare for an unforgettable evening of James Bond’s greatest hits!  Two nights not to be missed, April 7 and 8, 2015, the ever-popular - Symphony Under the Stars. Maestro John Morris Russell and two of today’s greatest singers will join the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra for two musical evenings featuring the original orchestrations...