Bluffton's Calendar
of Events for November, 2013

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RBC Heritage

April 14 – 20, 2014: The 46th RBC Heritage will take place at the Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island. Make plans now to “Get Your Plaid On!” The Northern Irishman PGA TOUR golfer, Graeme McDowell was the 2013 Heritage tournament winner.

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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

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

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

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

Sun Tones Women’s Chorus! New members welcome, 3-5 p.m., back-stage at Magnolia Hall, Sun City. (843) 705-7904.

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

Second Tuesday:
Coast Guard Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. at BJWSA Community Room, S.C. 170 and Snake Rd./Callawassie Dr., Okatie. Beaufort-Jasper Flotilla 070-10-01 welcomes new members. Learn how to help keep the waters safe by assisting the U.S. Coast Guard in various inspections, courses and search and rescue missions. Tom Sellers, (843) 705-7174 or or

Third Tuesdays:
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 for weekly flavors. Hwy. 278 in Belfair Towne Village between Kroger and Truffles. (843) 837-5683.

The Coastal Discovery Museum will present Animals of the Lowcountry from Oatland Island Wildlife Center. Participants will learn about lowcountry animals, as they see a barred owl, corn snake, alligator, opossum, flying squirrel, armadillo and more. 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. $12 for adults and $7.00 for children, with advance reservations required. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 689-6767 ext 223 or

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. 2-6 p.m. Carson Cottages, Calhoun St. (843) 415-2447 or Farmers Market of Bluffton.

Third Thursdays:
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!

Jasper County Farmer’s Market, 9935 South Jacob Smart Blvd., Hwy. 17, 1/2 mile south of downtown Ridgeland. The Market is from 1-6 p.m. The Market will host a variety of vendors including produce, baked goods, prepared meals, arts, crafts and estate sales. (843) 726-8126 or

First Saturday:
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

Join Captain Woody’s for Sunday Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Our wonderful brunch specials include $6 bottomless mimosas and $7 Grey Goose Woody Bloody Mary’s. A few of our favorites…Shrimp & Grits, Steak & Eggs, Crab Cake Benedict, Prime Rib Benedict, French Toast and more. Hilton Head, (843) 785-2400 – 6 Target Rd. & Bluffton, (843) 757-6222 – 17 State of Mind St.

November 1 – 10:
Hilton Head National Golf Club rates are $89.99 before 11 a.m., $74.99 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and $59.99 after 1 p.m. 60 Hilton Head National Dr. (843) 842-5900 or

November 2 – 3:
Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance at various locations. Savannah Speed Classic at Hutchinson Island, Oct. 25-27; Motoring Midway (Nov. 2-3), Car Club Jamboree (Nov. 2) and Concours d’Elegance (Nov. 3) at Port Royal Golf Club. (843) 785-7469 or

November 2 – 3:
2013 Auldbrass Tour presented by Open Land Trust Beaufort, SC. Tickets Tickets are $90 each (limit 10 per customer); Old Sheldon Church lunch tickets are $20 each; Saturday evening lecture event tickets are $50 each. If you need to order more than 10 tickets, please call (843) 521-2175 or or

November 2:
3rd Annual Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival at The Promenade in Historic Bluffton, 2-6 p.m. Over 125 of the world’s best ales, stouts, lagers and pilsners, plus a food court featuring five area restaurants and live music from two bands. Admission to the festival area is free, however a Festival Ticket is required to sample beer. Bluffton Beer Festival Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, a Beer Festival Souvenir Sampling Glass (first 1000) and six samples are included with a festival ticket. The cost for additional 4 ounces samples vary from $1 to $3. The price of the beer samples are based on the style and gravity of the beers. A portion of proceeds from the event with go to benefit Palmetto Animal League. (843) 757-8520 or

November 2:
Captain Woody’s is hosting it’s first Oyster Roast of the fall season from 4-7 p.m. at 6 Target Rd. A portion of the proceeds will help the Hilton Head Humane Society. Buckets of Oysters, Hot Dogs, Burgers & Homemade Soups plus Live Entertainment! (843) 785-2400 or

November 4:
18th annual Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce State of the Region Luncheon at the Hilton Head Island Marriott Resort & Spa. Governor Nikki Haley will kick things off followed by Town of Hilton Head Island Mayor Drew Laughlin, Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka and Beaufort County Council Chairman Paul Sommerville. Registration begins at 11:15 a.m. Program begins promptly at 12 p.m. Tickets are $33 for chamber members and $43 for non-members. Cost includes a plated lunch. Seating is limited. Register HERE now to attend.

November 5:
Lunch & Learn at Vineyard 55, 55 Calhoun St. 11:30 a.m. Open to the public. (843) 757-1010 or

November 6:
The Cottage dinner and lecture series presents Kathyrn Wall: Author of the Bay Tanner Mystery Series! Seating is limited. Reservations required. 38 Calhoun St. (843) 757-0508 or

November 8 – 24:
The May River Theatre Co. Inc. is pleased to announce “COMPANY” A Musical Comedy Centering on Bobby, a confirmed bachelor celebrating his 35th birthday with his 10 closest friends (who also happen to be five couples), “Company” culminates in Bobby’s transformation from unattached swinger to tentative monogamist. Evening performances at 8 p.m. Sunday matinee performances at 3 p.m. Ulmer Auditorium, Bluffton Town Hall, 20 Bridge St. (843) 837-7798 or

November 8 – 10:
12th Annual South Carolina Bank and Trust Hilton Head Oyster Festival in Shelter Cove Community Park. Opening Night Fri., 5-10 p.m. Oysters, shrimp, chili, chowder, hot dogs, hamburgers, live music, a Kid’s Zone, large screen TVs to catch the games, a silent auction and Holiday Craft Show on Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Entrance Fee, Admission is $6 per person with children 10 & under free! Proceeds benefit the Island Rec. Center’s scholarship fund. 39 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 681-7273 or

November 8:
Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, Critic’s Choice! An evening of food, wine, music and conversation with a former HHIPC competitor and soloist with the HHSO, Andrew Tyson, and his teacher Robert McDonalds. They will talk about how pianists select and prepare for competitions around the world. 6-9 p.m. at Country Club of Hilton Head, 70 Skull Creek Dr. (843) 842-2055 or

November 9:
Hilton Head Hospital special event “Take Charge of your Diabetes” at the Country Club of Hilton Head, 70 Skull Creek Dr. FREE, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Diabetes is among the top ten leading causes of death in both Beaufort and Jasper counties. Our goal is make sure residents have access to information that will help them lead healthier lives. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. For more information or to register for the special Diabetes event, call (877) 582-2737 and select “2” for Hilton Head Hospital.

November 10:
Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra In Bluffton! “Mozart & Hayden Visit Paris & London” 7 p.m. at Bluffton High School Auditorium, 12 He Mccraken Circle. Music Director and Conductor John Morris Russell will lead the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra in the second concert of its 32nd season and will give a pre-concert talk at 6 p.m., one hour prior to the concert. Tickets are $25. (843) 842-2055 or

November 11 – 30:
Hilton Head National Golf Club rates are $$69.99 before 11 a.m. and $59.99 after 11 a.m. 60 Hilton Head National Dr. (843) 842-5900 or

November 11:
The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents “Mozart & Haydn Visit Paris & London” John Morris Russell, Conductor Andrew Tyson, piano. Three masterworks by two of classicism’s greatest composers. Mozart Symphony No. 31 “Paris”, in D Mozart Piano Concerto No. 25 Haydn Symphony No. 103 “Drum Roll” at First Presbyterian Church, 8 p.m. 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-2055 or

November 12:
Coffee Networking at Beacon Insurance, 60 Pennington Dr., at Sheridan Park, 8:30 a.m. Open to the public. (843) 757-1010 or

November 13:
The Cottage dinner and lecture series presents Deborah Cohan, PhD: Reading from her memoir Caring for the Elderly! Seating is limited. Reservations required. 38 Calhoun St. (843) 757-0508 or

November 14:
Save the Date! The Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Golf Shootout at Old South Golf Links! (843) 757-1010 or

November 14:
The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, Park Lane Hotel & Suites., 5:30-7 p.m. Cost to attend is $10 for chamber members and $20 for non-members. (843) 785-3673 or

November 17:
The Low Country Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is sponsoring a Hymn Festival to benefit Family Promise of Beaufort County. The Festival will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 24 Pope Ave., at 5:30 p.m. The venue has changed from Providence Presbyterian to accommodate more than 150 adult choir participants.
The massed Choir will include members from 11 participating churches. The conductor will be Charles D. Frost from Sea Island Presbyterian Church on Lady’s Island and the organists will be Dr. JooSoo Son from Providence Presbyterian Church and Thomas M. Fierro from St. Peter Catholic Church. The Festival Choir will be accompanied by organ, handbells and Ceremonial Brass of Savannah, with tympani. A special treat will be the participation of children’s choirs from St. Helena Episcopal Church in Beaufort and The Baptist Church of Beaufort. They will join the Festival Choir in an arrangement of the Tallis Canon. The program will feature the Seasons of the Church Year. Hymns and anthems will be sung by both choir and congregation. No tickets needed to attend the performance, but a freewill offering will go to support Family Promise of Beaufort County’s work with homeless children and their families. (843) 815-4211 or

November 19 – 24:
7th Annual Music to Your Mouth Food & Wine Festival! Get your belly ready for the seventh helping of Palmetto Bluff’s Music To Your Mouth Festival. Once again we will gather the best and the brightest chefs for a singular lip-smacking experience, right in the spectacular South Carolina Lowcountry. This is the place to flap your jaws with the culinary rock stars that just wow-ed your taste buds. (866) 706-6565 or

November 19:
Evening Networking at Capt. Fishy’s, Palmetto Bay Marina, Hilton Head Island. 5:30 p.m. Open to the public. (843) 757-1010 or

November 22 – 24:
25th Annual Christmas Made in the South! This nationally acclaimed event is a fantastic way to ease into your holiday shopping and find that special holiday gift for that “hard to shop for” friend. Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. One Admission Good for All 3 Days with hand stamp! Adults, $7; Children 12 & Under, Free. ACRES OF FREE PARKING! Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr.

November 22:
24th Annual Taste of the Season presented by the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa in Palmetto Dunes, 6-9 p.m. More than 35 of the area’s top chefs and restaurants compete for “Best Cuisine” honors, plus a silent auction. 1 Hotel Circle. (800) 523-3373 or

November 23:
The Jazz Corner’s 9th Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit The Junior Jazz Foundation “Striving to Keep Music Alive in Our Schools” at Arthur Hills Course, Palmetto Dunes Plantation. 10 a.m. Shotgun. Following the tournament, join us at The Jazz Corner for the awards ceremony, raffles and a live performance. For sign up, sponsorship or donations please contact Kelli Lesch or Mike Huffstetler (843) 842-8620 or

November 28 – December 1:
As soon as the Thanksgiving meal is finished, it is time to get ready for some serious outlet shopping fun and the season’s biggest savings at Tanger Outlets! The After Thanksgiving Moonlight Madness Sale begins at 10 p.m. Thanksgiving night kicking off the holiday shopping season. Find exclusive, after Thanksgiving deals starting at 10 p.m. and continuing throughout the entire weekend. (843) 837-5410 or visit before heading to Tanger Outlets to find plenty of bonus outlet savings and download the special offers that will be available on the day you plan to shop, all weekend long.

November 28:
The Island Recreation Association is glad to welcome Go Tri Sports as the Title Sponsor of the 25th Annual Turkey Trot. The Go Tri Sports Turkey Trot is a 5k, 10k, and fun walk held on Thanksgiving morning, at 8 a.m. The races begin and end at the Chart House parking lot near the back entrance of Hilton Head Plantation. The after-party will be held at the Chart House restaurant parking lot. Bring the whole family for this fun Thanksgiving Day race! Proceeds benefit the Island Rec. Center’s scholarship fund. 39 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 681-7273 or

November 29:
Get up to 50% off clothing and gear from all your favorite outdoor brands at Outside Hilton Head‘s “Black Friday Early Bird Sale.” Doors open at 8 a.m., with door buster deals from 8-10 a.m. Outside Hilton Head retail store at the Plaza at Shelter Cove, 32C Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 686-6996 or

November 30:
Christmas Tree Lighting! Join Santa, Mrs. Claus and Rudolph at the Town of Hilton Head Island’s official Christmas Tree Lighting. Kick off the holiday season at this old-fashioned Yuletide celebration complete with Christmas carols, yummy treats, a performance by the cast of 42nd Street and photos with Santa. An island tradition, this community festival will truly get you into the holiday spirit! Free event outside on the Arts Center grounds. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane.


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Horoscope – November 2013

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Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival!

November 2: 3rd Annual Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival at The Promenade in Historic Bluffton, 2-6 p.m. Over 125 of the world’s best ales, stouts, lagers and pilsners, plus a food court featuring five area restaurants and live music from two bands.

Bluffton Bouillabaisse

Holiday memories alive and … fragrant! Babbie Guscio, Bluffton Bouillabaisse is one of those holiday memories that is alive and fragrant. Recipe appeared in The Bluffton Packet 11/16/2011. 843-757-3855.

Bluffton History!

During the 16th and 17th centuries, the area comprising southern Beaufort County was known as Granville County of St. Luke’s Parish. As the Yemassee Indians had established ten towns with over 1,200 inhabitants in that area, it was considered “Indian Lands.” In 1715, the Yemassee War broke out and after several years of fighting, the […]

Tours of Rose Hill Mansion

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

The Wine Festival Experience

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