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.
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.
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. Noon-4 p.m. Carson Cottages, Calhoun St. (843) 415-2447 or Farmers Market of Bluffton.
Farmers Market of Bluffton – Welcome “Little Growers”. 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! (912) 349-4030 or Jules@SavannahHydro.com.
Hilton Head Island Farmer’s Market, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Coastal Discovery Musuem at Honey Horn. The perfect place to buy fresh, locally grown produce. You choose your fruits, vegetables, meats, poultry, seafood, flowers, preserves, pasta, breads, pies and numerous delectable treats. From farmers to beekeepers to artisans at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. 70 Honey Horn Drive. farmersmarkethiltonheadisland.com.
Family Galactic Bowling @ 6pm. Large Pizza, pitcher of soda, shoes and bowling for 2 hours, $62.95. Bowl under the lazer lights to the new hottest hits videos. 25 Innovation Dr. Buckwalter Place. (843) 815-BOWL or email@example.com.
January 1 – 11:
“Lowcountry, Plein Air” – “Impressions of the Lowcountry” presented by the Low Country Plein Air Society, the members have gathered to paint together in various picturesque Low Country settings since 2008. The group’s membership includes artists from around the region, from Beaufort to Savannah. The exhibit on display at The Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, Mon.-Sat. from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Sun. from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 689-6767 ext 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.
The 6th Annual Bluffton New Year’s Day Polar Bear 5K will start and finish at Cinemark Sea Turtle Theatre, 106 Buckwalter Pkwy., 10 a.m. The event will also include a Block Party, Award Ceremony and Post Race Celebration. The New Year’s Day Run is very cool way to kick off your new year. Long Sleeve T-Shirts are guaranteed to first 300 participants. Hosted by Bear Foot Sports. (843) 757-8520 or bearfootsports.com.
Commemorating the signing of the 13th amendment to the Constitution, don’t miss Freedom Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy a riveting story of true accounts of wounded soldiers at Mitchelville, circa 1865, along with live performances, food, arts and craft vendors and much more. Admission is free-will offering. St. James Baptist Church, 209 Dillon Rd. (843) 255-7304 or gullahcelebration.com.
January 7 & 13:
Come celebrate Station 300′s first year anniversary. There will be bowling, live music, give aways, food & drink specials all week long to say a big thank you to the Bluffton and Hilton Head communities for a great year! Station 300 is the only 33,000 square foot, state of the art, entertainment center in the area with a full service restaurant and bar, Zeppelins. 25 Innovation Dr. Buckwalter Place. (843) 815-BOWL or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coffee Networking, 8:30-10 a.m. Hosted by Johnson & Smith Law Firm, with guest speaker from Charleston’s USS Yorktown. Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, 217 Goethe Rd. (843) 757-1010 or blufftonchamberofcommerce.org.
The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents “FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN,” John Morris Russell, conductor. Stephanie Furry, HHSO Principal Horn at First Presbyterian Church, 8 p.m. Immaculately crafted, Haydn’s symphonic works represent the height of sophisticated classicism. Tickets: $45, $35, $20. Subscriptions available. 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-2055 or hhso.org.
Bluffton Quarterly Social & Bluffton Business Professionals, 5:30-7 p.m. Networking at The Lakes at Myrtle Park on Bluffton Parkway. Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, 217 Goethe Rd. (843) 757-1010 or blufftonchamberofcommerce.org.
USCB Lunch with Author Series reveals myths of nutrition with Dr. Robert Davis’s new book, Coffee is bad Good for You at the Dockside Restaurant, Port Royal, SC. All-inclusive lunch starts at noon, followed by talk, Q&A, booksigning. $42. Reservations (843) 521-4147 or email@example.com.
JANUARY 18 – 20:
13th Annual Low Country Home & Garden Show at the International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. Friday, 2-7 p.m., Saturday, 10-7 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Turn your home and garden dreams into reality! With thousands of square feet of exhibits you’ll find the latest in products and services for everything from builders, contractors, materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage, plants, landscape displays/materials, kitchenware, and much more. savannahhomeandgardenshow.com.
Chamber Music Charleston (CMC) 7th season with over 60 performances throughout the Lowcountry. CMC’s string quartet will perform Mozart’s String Quartet K. 458, “The Hunt,” and Smetana’s String Quartet No. 1, “From My Life.” All performances will take place at All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St. at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. (843) 763-4941 or tickets may be purchased online at ChamberMusicCharleston.org.
The Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn will present a program on Bald Eagles in South Carolina at 4 p.m. Tom Murphy, a retired biologist from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and principal investigator for the Bald Eagle Program for 33 years, will share his knowledge of the natural history of Bald Eagles in the Lowcountry. Learn how our national bird became an endangered species, about the efforts that helped bring them back, and what we can do to secure their future. $7 per person. Reservations are required. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 689-6767 ext 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.
The Rotary Club of Bluffton will hold its 23rd annual winter Oyster Roast from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Bluffton Oyster Factory Park in Old Town Bluffton RAIN or SHINE. Local favorite Low Country Boil returns to entertain the crowd with their bluegrass sound. Come experience a Bluffton tradition, dig into tasty May River Oysters and help support the Bluffton Rotary’s efforts in the community and around the world. Advance tickets are $25 per person, $30 day of the event. This event often sells out so call for tickets at (843) 815-2277 or blufftonrotary.org.
Snow Day at Shelter Cove Community Park, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. A large snow field and bounce houses. Concessions sold separately. Proceeds benefit the Island Rec. Center’s Children’s Scholarship Fund. Admission is $10 per child; free for adults. 39 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 681-7273 or islandreccenter.org.
“Uncork” the Festival will be held at The Beach House by Holiday Inn, 1 South Forest Beach Dr., from 6-8 p.m., the 2013 Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival, presented by The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa is gearing up for the 28th Annual event which will be held March 4–9, 2013. The party will include a lively Grape Stomping Competition, with an “I Love Lucy” look-alike contest. Limited ticket availability for the Uncork event and attendees are asked to bring their own special bottle(s) of wine to taste and share with friends and other attendees. In addition, an attendee will receive a souvenir glass, select vineyard wine tasting and delectable hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $35. hiltonheadwineandfood.com.
January 27 & 28:
The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents “TRIUMPH,” John Morris Russell, conductor. Jin Uk Kim, piano, 2012 Hilton Head International Piano Competition Winner at First Presbyterian Church, 4 p.m. on Sunday and 8 p.m. on Monday. The triumphant return of the 2012 First Place Winner of the Hilton Head International Piano Competition performing the sublime and jazzy Piano Concerto in G of Maurice Ravel, as well as iconic overtures by Dvorak and Beethoven, and Copland’s eloquent Appalachian Spring. Tickets, $45, $35, $20. The HHSO offers a new exciting ticket option for each of our three matinee concerts this season. Maestro Connection tickets entitle bearers to attend the Maestro’s Preconcert talk; the matinee concert and the after-concert event at Robert Irvine’s EAT! There, they join Maestro John Morris Russell in a social setting to enjoy the Chef’s Tapas selections and Symphony Priced beverages. Subscriptions available. Subscriptions available. 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-2055 or hhso.org.
21st Annual Lowcountry Soup Challenge to benefit Volunteers in Medicine at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, 12-2:30 p.m. More than 20 of the area’s best chefs provide soups for tasting and judging, plus culinary displays and live music Tickets are $15 and may be purchased in advance or at the door. 2 Grasslawn Ave. (843) 681-6612 ext. 235 or vimclinic.org.
Bluffton Health Fair, 9 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Free screenings at Chamber Headquarters offered by Beaufort Memorial, Blood Alliance Blood Drive, Health Coaching, Weight Loss, etc. Open to the public! Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, 217 Goethe Rd. (843) 757-1010 or blufftonchamberofcommerce.org.
January 30 – February 17:
South Carolina Repertory Company presents A SKULL IN CONNEMARA, by Martin McDonagh, directed by Tom Evans. Meshing boisterous storytelling with savage ironic humor, this unique Irish comedy drops us into the life of Mick Dowd, a laconic rural gravedigger. Each autumn Dowd is hired to disinter the bones of 7-year-old corpses in his local cemetery and smash them to pulp to make way for new arrivals. Trouble is, this year he will be digging up the wife he is hotly suspected of killing 7 years ago. 136 B Beach City Rd. (843) 342-2057 or hiltonheadtheatre.com.
The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Group will meet at Corks in Bluffton from 5:30-7 p.m. The popular networking group for the 40-and-under set, presented by the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, is a great opportunity to meet with business colleagues in a casual setting. To register go to hiltonheadchamber.org.
Women’s Wellness/Weight Loss Seminar by Dr. Sheila Stephens of Stephens Compounding Pharmacy. Women Only – Open to Public, 11 a.m. Lakeview Room, Amenity Center, Hampton Lake. Catherine Guscio (843) 836-7463 or firstname.lastname@example.org.