Daily tours of Bluffton’s Rose Hill Mansion, a Gothic Revival-style home built circa 1858 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Reservations required. 199 Rose Hill Way. (843) 757-6046 or rosehillmansion.com.
Tuesday – Sunday:
Gullah Heritage Trail Tours depart from the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. Experience the Gullah culture of Hilton Head Island on a narrated tour. Reservations required. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 681-7066 or gullaheritage.com.
Tuesday – Saturday:
The Sandbox is an interactive children’s museum dedicated to the positive development of young children through educational play in an atmosphere that fosters both family and community, 18 A Pope Ave. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (843) 842-7645 or thesandbox.org.
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays:
Wish Upon A Horse Therapeutic Riding Center provides FREE therapeutic horseback riding lessons to children and adults with special needs. These lessons are available for residents and visitors. Volunteers to assist during lessons are always needed as well and no experience with horses is necessary. Donations are always welcome. Please call or visit website for more information. (843) 671-2586 or wishuponahorsehhi.org.
Buckwalter Farmers Market – Traditional farm produce as well as baked goods and prepared foods such as frozen pierogis and local jams, jellies, and honey. 2-6 p.m. Buckwalter Place, Buckwalter Pkwy. (843) 384-1658 or buckwalterfarmersmarket.com.
Bluffton’s Don Ryan Center For Innovation Offers Start-Up Companies Free Advice! Third Tuesdays Events Hosts a Panel of Experts in a Local “Shark Tank” Forum (Without Teeth) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 400 Buckwalter Place. (843) 540-0405.
Waffle Cone Wednesdays at Lovin’ Spoons Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt in Bluffton at Belfair Towne Village. $2 Waffle Cones, swirl your favorite yogurt in a waffle cone for only $2, no toppings please. Check out our website at lovinspoons.com for weekly flavors. Hwy. 278 in Belfair Towne Village between Kroger and Truffles. (843) 837-5683.
Farmers Market of Bluffton – Farm Fresh Produce to include Strawberries, Carrots, Onions, Spinach, Varieties of Lettuce, Broccoli, Mushrooms, Beets, Potatoes, just to name a few… and Honey, Eggs, Cheese, Herbs, Plants, Flowers, etc. Prepared foods to include BBQ, Crepes, Empanadas, Gumbo, Fried Oysters & Shrimp, She Crab Soup, Crab CakesFresh Baked Pastries & Breads, Coffee, Kettle Corn, Chocolates, and much more. 2-7 p.m. Carson Cottages, Calhoun St. (843) 415-2447 or Farmers Market of Bluffton.
Farmers Market of Bluffton – Welcome “Little Growers” 4 to 6 p.m. Come plant with us and watch your “crop” grow! Children, ages 5 – 12 welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. Brought to you by Okatie Organics & Savannah Hydroponics! Jules@SavannahHydro.com.
Hampton Lake Market Day! Hampton Lake, the Hilton Head Island/Bluffton area’s premier lake community, will host a monthly Market Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “The Market” will take place at Hampton Lake’s the award winning Lakeside Amenity Village along the porch of the Tackle Box gift shop and Boathouse areas. Shop for homemade crafts, garden items, fresh flowers & produce, art, jewelry, gifts, fresh baked goods, and more! (843) 836-7463 or email@example.com.
National Walking Day! The American Heart Association, Hilton Head Hospital, and Coastal Carolina Hospital are calling on Low Country residents to walk for 30 minutes. Walking has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity and physical inactivity doubles the risk of heart disease, our nation’s No. 1 killer. The American Heart Association encourages employees to walk at work to adopt a heart-healthy work style. startwalkingnow.org.
April 5 – 6:
6th Annual Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival hosted by the David M. Carmines Memorial Foundation at Shelter Cove Park, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Local restaurants serve up seafood specialties accompanied by live music. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society, M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Center and the Island Recreation Scholarship Fund. (843) 681-7273 or davidmcarmines.org.
First Market Day – A New Hampton Lake Tradition! “The Market” will take place at Hampton Lake’s the award winning Lakeside Amenity Village along the porch of the Tackle Box gift shop and Boathouse areas. Shop for homemade crafts, garden items, fresh flowers & produce, art, jewelry, gifts, fresh baked goods, and more! Enjoy complimentary sweet tea or lemonade, draw for a discount towards purchases in the Tackle Box gift shop, enter your name for a chance to win various raffles, and enjoy complimentary mini-boat cruises on the Lake. Be sure to mark your calendar for this monthly event! Market Day is free and open to the public. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Catherine Guscio, (843)836-7463 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Chris Collier, (843) 836-7462 or email@example.com.
The Arts Center’s dazzling Spring Gala, at 6 p.m., presents Duncan Sheik, along with hometown and Broadway sensation Meredith Inglesby and her husband, Steve Blanchard of Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast fame. The three will bring their electrical current of talent to our stage for the Arts Center’s Spring Gala and Special Benefit Performance. The thrilling evening begins with a 6 p.m. cocktail hour. Tickets are $125 “Grammy” Level or $175, “Tony” Level. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Ln. (843) 842-2787 or artshhi.com.
Grammy and Tony award winning songwriter and composer Duncan Sheik comes to the Arts Center at 2 p.m. Tickets are $45 for this special solo performance and may be purchased online beginning Monday, March 4 or by calling the Box Office! Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Ln. (843) 842-2787 or artshhi.com.
Father Owens and Dr. Lisa Ciresi (Art History Professor at USCB) will be offering a look at post-Easter depictions by artists in previous centuries, 7 p.m. Don’t miss this special event at The Church of the Cross, Calhoun Street Parish Hall, 110 Calhoun St. (843) 757-2661 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heidi Julavits comes to Moss Creek Clubhouse, Bluffton, with her latest astral detective thriller, The Vanishers. All-inclusive lunch starts at noon, followed by talk, Q&A, booksigning. $42. Reservations (843) 521-4147 or email@example.com.
Moms Ministry Clothing Swap at The Church of the Cross in the Parish Hall on the Calhoun Street Campus. Start bagging up those cute outgrown children’s clothes to swap at the Moms Ministry bi-annual clothing swap. 6-8 p.m. The purpose of this biannual event is to have moms bring their children’s gently used (no stains please) outgrown clothes to this swap. Simply donate outgrown clothes and then “shop” without having to pay anything, hence the name “SWAP”. So you are not simply donating, you are receiving something in return. The remaining items will be donated to the church’s thrift store, God’s Goods. Sue Carlson, (843) 757-2428 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 13 – 14:
Tanger Outlets will combine style and savings with the taste of gourmet dining for a weekend full of food, fashion and fun at their “Taste and Style Experience with Robert Irvine” at Tanger Outlet Center 2. Gourmet food trucks will be there all weekend including the mobile version of Pawley’s Front Porch featured on The Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.” On Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., enjoy a live cooking demo with Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine at noon, live music featuring the Earl Williams Band, a fashion show and SCAD School of Fashion Designer’s contest and TangerClub VIP Tasting Lounge with signed Robert Irvine aprons. On Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., enjoy “Cooking with Kids,” an interactive demo presented by Food Network Star Season 7 finalist, Orchid Paulmeier, at 1 p.m., a “Get Your Fashion On” style event sponsored by the RBC Heritage Golf Tournament along with kid’s activities including cupcake and chef hat decorating. Visit the sales and coupon page online for the latest sales information. 1414 Fording Island Rd. (843) 837-5410 or tangeroutlet.com/hiltonhead.
Taste of Bluffton Street Fair presented by The Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in Bluffton Village, between the post office and the library. The family-friendly event will feature a variety of vendors selling their cuisine. Vickie Buckley, (843) 227-5929 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come visit Lovin’ Spoons at The Taste of Bluffton from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. in the Bluffton Village. Come and enjoy the Grooviest Yogurt around. (843) 837-5683 or lovinspoons.com.
April 15 – 21:
The 45th RBC Heritage will take place at the Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island. Make plans now to “Get Your Plaid On!” Swedish born PGA TOUR golfer, Carl Pettersson was the 2012 Heritage tournament winner. (843) 671-2448 or rbcheritage.com.
Bluffton Business Professionals, 5:30-7 p.m., at Taylor’s Quality Landscape Supply, Reynolds Rd., Okatie. Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, 217 Goethe Rd. (843) 757-1010 or blufftonchamberofcommerce.org.
Lowcountry Christian Women’s Connection Spring Fling Luncheon sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries! Brenda Spalding, store manager at Michael’s, a self-described “craftaholic”, will demonstrate making floral arrangements and elaborate bows. Guest speaker is Jill McGahan who will discuss “Going Full Circle the hard Way” using humor and honesty. 11:30-2 p.m. at Hampton Hall Community Clubhouse. Lunch is $24 and must be prepaid by April 10. Make checks payable to CWC Bluffton and mail to Judy Murphy, 52 Hampton Circle, Bluffton, SC 29910 or (843) 705-7950.
The Palmetto Quilt Guild will hold is biannual auction at 1 p.m. at Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Rd. There will be numerous quilting and craft items new and used for sale. Guests are welcome. There will be NO visitor fee. Come early and socialize. palmettoquilt.org.
April 19 – 22:
4th annual BID FOR PAL! Palmetto Animal League’s 4th annual BID FOR PAL is an online auction which enables the organization to help homeless, stray, abused, and unwanted animals get a second chance at life. The auction runs from 8 a.m. April 19 through 10 p.m. April 22 only. There will be a preview of all items up for bid starting April 1. Get your paws on the keyboard and bid for hundreds of items in every price range. Proceeds will help care for the many pets awaiting adoption at Palmetto Animal League’s innovative Adoption Center in Okatie’s Riverwalk Business Park on Highway 170. You can access the auction site at pal.dojiggy.com or visit PAL’s website palmettoanimalleague.org.
April 19 – 20:
3rd Annual SC-GA Border BBQ Cook-Off, Hilton Head Lakes (Hwy. 278, I-95 at Exit 8). This is an SC BBQ Association certified competition open to anyone wishing to participate. Trophies and other cash prizes will also be awarded to competing teams. (843) 784-3606 or hardeevillechamber.com.
Spring Art Walk in Old Town Bluffton! Visit the art galleries and meet the artists in Old Town Bluffton. 3-7 p.m. Home to potters, photographers, folk artists, iron workers, sculptors and painters, many of whom display and sell their wares in this charming arts and historic district. Refreshments will be served. Charlene Gardner, (843) 757-8185 or email@example.com.
Green Garden Luncheon at The Promenade, Old Town Bluffton. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Rain or Shine. Luncheon, Speakers, Garden Displays, Green Exhibits, Art Displays. Tickets, $20 advance or $25 at door. Garden Gate Nursery, (843) 757-4040 or oldtownbluffton.com.
April 27 – 28:
13th Annual Juried Fine Art and Craft Show at Historic Honey Horn. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Juried fine art and craft show with works in a variety of media, including clay, wood, fiber, metal, glass, jewelry, watercolors, oil, mixed media and photography, on display and for sale. “Meet the Artists Party” on Sat., 5:30-7 p.m. Tickets required for the party. Show admission is free, parking is $6 per vehicle. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 689-6767 or coastaldiscovery.org.
Kids Expo SUMMER FUN! Pritchardville Elementary School, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. We are looking for businesses that provide summer camps, lessons, birthday parties, and clubs for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade. This is a great opportunity to come face-to-face with your target market! This event will be free to the public, including students & parents of Pritchardville Elementary and other Bluffton schools. Questions or to reserve your space, email Pritchardville PTO at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Cathy at 843.338.5124.
Fifth Annual LoCo Pub Crawl! The pub crawl returns and promises a night of festive fundraising. Revelers will meet at 4 p.m. at the Calhoun Street Promenade to get their official “pink pass,” then enjoy an evening at one of (or all) seven Bluffton establishments offering specialty food, drinks, and discounts for the “Crawlers.” Carolina Cups is a nonprofit charitable foundation whose sole mission is raising money, spreading knowledge and fostering hope in the fight against breast cancer. LoCo Motion, (843) 815-5255 or email@example.com or dothelocomotion.org.