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.
Sun Tones Women’s Chorus rehersals, 3-5 p.m., backstage at Magnolia Hall, Sun City. New members welcome. (843) 705-7904.
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. Noon-4 p.m until season kick off March 21, 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.
Don’t miss the “Ol’ Fashioned Gullah Breakfast,” held as part of the 17th Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration, where good, home-cooked food is a Gullah tradition. Prepared by Gullah Ooman Chef, Louis Cohen and other native Islanders. This breakfast features stewed oysters, shrimp and grits, fried fish along with biscuits and beverages. 8 a.m. until. Gullah Museum, 187 Gumtree Rd. Admission, $10. (843) 255-7303 or gullahcelebration.com.
The closing event of the 17th Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration, the “Oyster Roast and Lowcountry Boil,” is a traditional oyster roast and lowcountry boil serving up fresh, succulent oysters, peel-n-eat shrimp and a relaxed setting. Noon-4 p.m. Shelter Cove Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane. $17, All you-can-eat oysters; $17, All-you-can-eat Lowcountry Boil; $25 All-you-can-eat of both. (843) 255-7303 or gullahcelebration.com.
March 3, 10 & 17:
Young Voices Needed! It is that time again! Young Voices will be performing to open our Community Easter Celebration on March 23. Rehearsels will be Sunday afternoons from 12:30-1:30 p.m., on at the Buckwalter Campus, 495 Buckwalter Pkwy. Any kids, kindergarten and up, are welcome to join! If you would like more information please contact email@example.com.
Cooks & Books! Sample gourmet food prepared by award winning Lowcountry restaurants. Mingle with Southern authors. Purchase autographed books and watch a stirring chef’s competition, “The Heat Is On.” 11 a.m.–2 p.m. at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, 2 Grasslawn Ave. Admission to Cooks & Books is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets are available at Markel’s at Kittie’s Crossing in Bluffton, at Burke’s on Main Street on Hilton Head and at Le Cookery at the Wexford Village on Hilton Head. Dodi Eschenbach (843) 815-6616 or firstname.lastname@example.org or lowcountryliteracy.org.
March 4 – 9:
28th Annual Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival! Great Chefs of the South Wine Dinners, award-winning wines, restaurants and melt-in-your-mouth meals are the perfect combination for the Great Chefs of the South Wine Dinners throughout Hilton Head Island. Grand Tasting & Silent Auction, sample a variety of high-quality, domestic and international award-winning wines and gourmet delights. Wine representatives are on hand from the vineyards and distributors to answer any questions. An upscale selection of wines are available in the Grand Tasting Silent Auction. Souvenir V.I.P. wine glass included. Wine & Food Festival, 12–3 p.m. (Public Tasting & Silent Auction). Admission includes a souvenir wine glass and access to all of the free tastings from the domestic and international wineries, vineyards, wine distributors and more. The Wine & Food Festival Auction is an opportunity to bid on impressive lots of wine in the most extensive wine auction on Hilton Head Island. (843) 686-4944 or email email@example.com.
March 4 – 9:
The 2013 Hilton Head International Young Artists Piano Competition for pianists ages 13 – 17. Twenty competitors vie in three rounds for $11, 000 in cash prizes, a Summer Music School Scholarship, and a return performance with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra. Presented by the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra. 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-5880 or hhipc.org.
Women’s Business Expo, 11 a.m.-5p.m., at Ebenezer Church, 35 Pinkney Colony Rd. Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, 217 Goethe Rd. (843) 757-1010 or blufftonchamberofcommerce.org.
Palmetto Bluff Half Marathon, 8 a.m. Run in one of America’s top resort communities. Hidden away among an intricate maze of rivers, islands and maritime forests, the course is flat, fast and chip timed. Race proceeds benefit BackPack Buddies, a program of the Lowcountry Food Bank, sponsored in Bluffton by Crossroads Community Support Services. The premise of BackPack Buddies is simple – many children in Bluffton who are on free or reduced breakfast and lunch plans at school are likely to go home to a house with no food. BackPack Buddies was developed to help these most food-insecure children by sending back packs full of food home with the children each weekend. Palmetto Running Company, (843) 815-1718 or palmettobluff.com.
The Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce will host an identity theft protection workshop with Coastal Security Services, from 5:30–7 p.m. at Chamber Headquarters, 217 Goethe Rd. (843) 757-1010 or blufftonchamberofcommerce.org.
March 12 – 16:
Shelter Cove Harbour presents Taste on the Harbour! Special Kick-Off March 12, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $2-$5 Tastings and Target Band at Kick-Off Event. Menu specials all week at Shelter Cove Harbour’s waterfront restaurants. Shelter Cove Harbour is located mid-island at mile marker 8. (843) 785-6424 or palmettodunes.com.
Coffee Networking, 8:30-10 a.m. at PineCrest Golf Club, 1 Pinecrest Way. Guest Speaker, TBA. Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, 217 Goethe Rd. (843) 757-1010 or blufftonchamberofcommerce.org.
The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at Old Town Dispensary in historic Bluffton. Enjoy great food with samplings from their new menu, an exciting collaboration with the Sage Room, along with complimentary beer and wine, door prizes and more! $10 for chamber members and $20 for non-members. (843) 785-3673 or hiltonheadchamber.org.
American Idol Finalist, Author and Motivational speaker Scott Macintyre live at Bluffton High, 12 HE Mccracken Circle, 7 p.m. PRICES ARE NOW SLASHED TO $20 PER PERSON. Proceeds will support the services of Pregnancy Center and Clinic. For Tickets, (843) 689-2222.
World’s Largest Yard Sale! Hilton Head Island High School and The Island Packet will host this annual event in the school parking lot. Admission to the event, which is from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. is free. The event benefits Hilton Head High. 70 Wilborn Rd. (843) 689-4811.
30th Annual Hilton Head Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at Coligny Circle, 3 p.m. Clowns, marching bands, floats, Shiners, dignitaries and animal contingencies make their way down Pope Avenue to Office Park Road. (843) 384-4034, 837-4956 or stpatricksdayhhi.com.
Bluffton Business Professionals, 5:30-7 p.m., at Captain Woody’s, Bluffton Promenade. $500 Giveaway from 104.9 THE SURF. Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, 217 Goethe Rd. (843) 757-1010 or blufftonchamberofcommerce.org.
The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Bluffton Regional Business Council Coffee Talk: Connecting Business in Bluffton! Guest Speaker, Anthony Barrett, Bluffton Town Manager at The Kickin’ Chicken, 8:30-9:30 a.m. FREE. (843) 785-3673 or hiltonheadchamber.org.
Hampton Lake, the first private lake community in the Hilton Head Island/Bluffton area, will host a lecture by Maureen Richards, Executive Director of the Bluffton Historical Preservation Society, at 11 a.m. at the Lakehouse. Catherine Guscio, (843) 836-7463 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
USCB Lunch with Author Series features two New York Times bestselling authors, Dorothea Benton Frank and Pamela Redmond at the Country Club of Hilton Head. Southern literary queen Frank’s latest book is Porch Lights. Redmond brings three women whose lives intersect across generations in her The Possibility of You. All-inclusive lunch starts at noon, followed by talk, Q&A, booksigning. $42. Reservations(843) 521-4147 or email@example.com.
March 22 – 24:
28th Annual Lowcountry Home & Garden Show, Buckwalter Recreation Complex. The show features hundreds of local home and garden experts, all in one location, ready to provide you the insight and inspiration needed to renovate, decorate and landscape your home. LowcountryHomeandGardenShow.com..
March 22 – 24:
Greater Hardeeville Chamber of Commerce 1st Fishing Tournament at beautiful Millstone Landing. This bass tournament will be held on the historic Savannah River. There will be a Captian’s Meeting on Friday with the tournament starting at safe light until 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Entry fee is $125 for a two person team per boat with an optional “Big Fish” contest each day. This is big fun with big fish and big payouts! (843) 784-3606 or hardeevillechamber.com.
PreWingfest Party at Shelter Cove Community Park, 5-8 p.m. 4-5 restaurants cooking up several different flavors of chicken wings while others prepare food for the non-chicken wing eaters. Treble Jay, will be rocking the night away and the kid’s zone will be open for the little ones. NEW: The Amateur wing competition on Friday night. 5–10 amateurs making their best chicken wings as they compete for the best amateur wing of 2013. Proceeds benefit the Island Rec. Center’s Children’s Scholarship Fund. 39 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 681-7273 or islandreccenter.org.
The Church of the Cross Presents Community Easter Egg-Stravaganza, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at 495 Buckwalter Pkwy. Children and Families welcome! Songs by Young Voices, free food, games and prizes, cotton candy, snow cones, T-shirt cannon, laser spin art, petting zoo, bounce houses, and a HUGE Easter Egg Hunt. Bring Your Easter Basket! (843) 757-2661 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WingFest at Shelter Cove Community Park, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Local restaurants cook up their best wings with live music and a Kid Zone. Food sold separately. Come Vote for Your Favorite Wing! Proceeds benefit the Island Rec. Center’s Children’s Scholarship Fund. Admission is $5; free for ages 12 and under. 39 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 681-7273 or islandreccenter.org.
Easter Eggstravaganza at Shelter Cove Park, 10:30-1:30 p.m. The Egg Hunt begins at 11 a.m. sharp, plus blowup rides, music, face painting and more. Admission is $10 for kids and includes activities; free for parents and grandparents. Proceeds benefit the Island Rec. Center’s Children’s Scholarship Fund. 39 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 681-7273 or islandreccenter.org.
The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents “TRANSCENDENCE,” John Morris Russell, conductor. First Presbyterian Church, 8 p.m. Two expressions of faith, hope and the eternal mystery of the great beyond. Tickets: $45, $35, $20. Subscriptions available. 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-2055 or hhso.org.
Quarterly Social, 5:30-7 p.m., at Grille Forty Six, 5 Godfrey Place. Members, $10. NonMembers, $20. Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, 217 Goethe Rd. (843) 757-1010 or blufftonchamberofcommerce.org.
Hampton Lake, the first private lake community in the Hilton Head Island/Bluffton area, will host a golf fitness lecture by Golf Specialist and Fitness Trainer Derek Lemire with Active Private & Tom McKnight, Professional Golfer,at 1:30 p.m. at the Lakehouse. Catherine Guscio, (843) 836-7463 or email@example.com.
The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Bluffton Regional Business Council Quarterly Business Luncheon! Guest Speaker, Jordan Berliner, Director The Don Ryan Center for Innovation at Moss Creek Clubhouse. Registration, 11:30 a.m., Noon Luncheon. $25 for members and $35 for non-members. (843) 785-3673 or hiltonheadchamber.org.
The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Group, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Corks, Bluffton. (843) 785-3673 or hiltonheadchamber.org.
Easter Story Times! 10 a.m., for 3 year olds; 11 a.m., for 4 year olds. The Storybook shoppe, 41 Calhoun St., FREE. (843) 757-2600.
2nd Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt, 4-7 p.m. Sam Bennett Sports Complex Field, Buckwalter. (843) 368-6755.
The Church of the Cross will be hosting an Easter Celebration on the Buckwalter Parkway Campus, 495 Buckwalter Parkway from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. This will be an outreach to all of the folks in our Community. (843) 757-2661 or The Church of the Cross.
Easter Sunday Worship Services, 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. First Baptist Church of Bluffton, 1300 May River Rd. (843) 757-3472 or firstbaptistbluffton.org.
Hop in and shop on Easter! Select stores at Tanger Outlets will be open. Please visit the website for the list of participating stores and special holiday hours. Visit the sales and coupon pages for the latest sales information. (843) 837-5410 or tangeroutlet.com/hiltonhead.