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of Events for November, 2014

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Savannah Food & Wine Festival

November 10-16, 2014: The Savannah Food & Wine Festival returns bringing the best of Savannah’s cuisine and wine selection, and featuring appearances from celebrity chefs from around the Southeast. It’s an event any food and wine connoisseur won’t want to miss. The Savannah Food & Wine Festival is presented by the Tourism Leadership Council, a […]

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Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival

November 1: 4th Annual Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival at The Promenade in Historic Bluffton, 2-6 p.m. Over 150 of the world’s best ales, stouts, lagers and pilsners, the Beer Fest also features Live Music, Food Court and Vendor Village with chocolate, coffee, cigars & more. Admission to the festival area is free, however […]

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RBC Heritage

April 13 – 19, 2015: The 47th RBC Heritage will take place at the Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island. Make plans now to “Get Your Plaid On!” American professional golfer, Matt Kuchar was the 2014 Heritage tournament winner.

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Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival

March 9 – 14, 2015: The 30th Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival. South Carolina’s Premier Coastal Wine Competition & Culinary Event. Mark your calendars for these key dates, information on locations, times and tickets will be posted as they become available.

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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

The Parris Island Museum is open daily from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Family and Graduation Days. Explore the long, rich legacy of the Marine Corps, as well as the exciting history of the Port Royal region. Admission is free. The public is welcome to visit Parris Island, access may be dependent upon current security needs. A driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance and registration are required. Boulevard de France. (843) 228-3650 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.

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.

Wednesdays & Saturdays:
Yoga! Relax and focus your mind and body under the direction of Martha Pike, and please bring your own yoga mat. 10 a.m. Bluffton Branch Library, 120 Palmetto Way. Free! Contact Armistead Reasoner, (843) 255-6512 or or

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

Viewing and Discussion Series! Come be part of the weekly viewing and discussion of Season 2 of an acclaimed Netflix TV series that features a ruthless South Carolina politician who is determined to do whatever it takes to ascend to the Presidency of the United States of America. Sept. 4-Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. Bluffton Library, 120 Palmetto Way. Free! (843) 255-6512 or 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 & 22:
Tail Waggin’ Tutors! Read to a trained therapy dog. Grades K-5. Call the Bluffton Children’s Desk to reserve your 15 minute time slot. 1:30-2:30 p.m.Free! Bluffton Library Children’s Dept., 120 Palmetto Way. (843) 255-6510 or

November 1 & 15:
Spanish-English Storytime! Stories and fun for speakers of Spanish, English or both. All ages welcome. No registration required. 11 a.m. Free! Bluffton Library Children’s Dept., 120 Palmetto Way. (843) 255-6510 or

November 1-2:
Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance at various locations. Savannah Speed Classic at Hutchinson Island, Oct. 24-26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Motoring Midway (Nov. 1-2), 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at Port Royal Golf Club; Car Club Jamboree (Nov. 1), 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at Port Royal Golf Club; and Concours d’Elegance (Nov. 2), 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at Port Royal Golf Club. (843) 785-7469 or

November 1:
4th Annual Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival at The Promenade in Historic Bluffton, 2-6 p.m. Over 150 of the world’s best ales, stouts, lagers and pilsners, the Beer Fest also features Live Music, Food Court and Vendor Village with chocolate, coffee, cigars & more. Admission to the festival area is free, however a Festival Ticket is required to sample beer. Bluffton Beer Festival Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, A Beer Festival Souvenir Sampling Glass and 15 beer samples are included with your festival ticket. A limited number (200) $35 VIP Tickets will also be available. The Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival is a green event recycling bottles, cans & cardboard. It benefits Palmetto Animal League. (843) 757-8520 or

November 1:
Central Oak Grove Baptist Church Youth Ministry presents American Idol winner, Candice Glover, in concert along with guest artist, Yazmine Ariana. In addition, enjoy Get Turned Up For Jesus with a Fashion Show, Mime Ministry, St. Luke’s Young Adult Choir and Time For 2. 6-9 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.; Show starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $20 with ages 5 and under free. Bluffton High School Auditorium, 12 H. E. McCracken Circle, Bluffton. For more information, (843) 681-5784 or

November 1:
Family Promise of Beaufort County 3rd Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser at Crescent Pointe Golf Club, 1 Crescent Pointe. 9 a.m. Entry fee $94; Includes green fees, cart, range balls, hot buffet & prizes. Arrange your own foursome or enter as a single, twosome or threesome and we will place you in a well-balanced foursome. Four person scramble, with gross and net team prizes. Players of all levels of golfing ability are welcome. (843) 815-4211 to sign up or download the entry form here.

November 3:
American Girl: Kit! Let’s explore the world of Kit Kittredge with activities, crafts and fun. Grades 3-6. Registration required. 4:30 p.m. Free! Bluffton Library Children’s Dept., 120 Palmetto Way. (843) 255-6510 or

November 5:
Lego Mania! Let your imagination run wild and build some amazing creations. Legos provided. Grades 1-5. No registration required.
6:30 p.m. Free! Bluffton Library Children’s Dept., 120 Palmetto Way. (843) 255-6510 or

November 7-9, 14-16, 21-23:
“ANNIE GET YOUR GUN” Annie Oakley is an incredible shot who was raised ‘Doin’ What Comes Naturally’. Frank Butler, the star sharpshooter in ‘Colonel Buffalo Bill’s show, knows that’s not how ‘The Girl That I Marry’ must be. Until he finds that ‘My Defences are Down’. Though Annie defiantly says ‘Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better’, she realizes that ‘You Can’t Get a Man With a Gun’. The victor at the end is love. Friday & Saturday Evenings: November 7,8,14,15,21,22; 8 p.m. Sunday Matinees: November 9,16,23; 3 p.m. Ulmer Auditorium, Bluffton Town Hall, 20 Bridge St. (843) 815-5581 or

November 7-9:
13th 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:
Salty Dog Pig Pickin’ & Lowcountry Boil, 4-8 p.m. Lowcountry cooking done right. Plus, live music, Kid’s Fun & Games and Jake the Salty Dog. 224 S. Sea Pines Dr. (843) 671-2233 or

November 9:
The Stardust Orchestra will perform at 2 p.m., a free concert will be given at the Bluffton United Methodist Church at 101 Calhoun St. This concert is open to the public. Seating is limited so early arrival is encouraged. Call (843) 707-7813 for additional details.

November 11:
The Stardust Orchestra will perform at a USO dance at Pinckney Hall in Sun City at 7 p.m. Attendance is limited to Sun City residents and their guests. Tickets and additional information is available from Lifestyle Services at (843) 705-4027.

November 11:
Lunch n Learn at Vineyard55, 55 Calhoun St., at 11:30 a.m. Guest Presenter will be Joe Nehila talking about SEO – Search Engine Optimization – and Digital Marketing Media! Visit or call the Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce at (843) 757-1010 for more information.

November 13:
First Annual Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing at Old South Golf Links, 50 Buckingham Plantation Dr. Contact Kathy Cuppia for more information (843) 816-6580. Click Here for Tee Sponsor Info. Click Here for Player Registration Form.

November 14-16:
Hilton Head Dance Theatre kicks off the Island’s Holiday season with its annual production of “The Nutcracker.” With a storyline based on a tale by E.T.A. Hoffman, and with the instantly recognizable music by Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky, “The Nutcracker” is synonymous with the holidays. Hilton Head High School Seahawk Performing Arts Center, 70 Wilborn Rd. Price, $15-$25. Friday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets, (843) 842-2055 or or information (843) 842-3262.

November 14:
The Charlie Daniels Band in concert at the Music Vault in Hardeeville, 7 p.m. 8082 Speedway Blvd. (843) 784-2106 or

November 15:
Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation presents the Fourth Annual Oysters By The Bay + 5K Run/Walk. Run/Walk starts at 3 p.m. Oyster Roast 5-8 p.m. TCL Waterfront, 921 Ribaut Rd. Unlimited oysters, chili & hotdogs. Live entertainment. All proceeds go to supporting students and programs at TCL. (843) 525-8294 or

November 15:
Hargray Hilton Head Bridge Run! The Hilton Head Island Bridge Run 10K & 5K will start and finish at Crossings Park, 4 Haig Point Circle and take participants over The Broad Creek on the Cross Island Express Way. Both the 10K & 5K events will feature multiple male and female running divisions. All participants will be provided with a colorful tech T-shirt with select sponsor’s logos. There will also be an Award Ceremony and post race party following the event which will feature refreshments, live music, and door prizes. 8-11 a.m. Bear Foot Sports, or (843) 757-8520.

November 16-17:
Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, FATE AND VICTORY: BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH! The most famous four notes in classical music. John Morris Russell, Conductor. Sun., 4-6 p.m. and Mon., 8-10 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-2055 or

November 17:
City Of Hardeeville Parks & Recreation Department presents 3rd annual Haardeeville’s Got Talent Youth Edition. 17 and under! 6:30 p.m. City of Hardeeville Community Room. Grand Prize $50 gift card & certificate. Looking for Singers, poets, comedians, musicians, dancers and performance artists. 3-5 minute maximum. For more information call Raven Favor, (843) 784-2231.

November 18–23:
8th Annual Music to Your Mouth Food & Wine Festival! Get your belly ready for the eighth helping of Palmetto Bluff’s Music To Your Mouth Festival. We’ve gathered the best and the brightest chefs on the southern food scene, 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 wowed your taste buds. 1 Village Park Sq. (866) 706-6565 or

November 18:
BristleBots! Assemble a robot and experiment with your creation. Ages 5-10. Registration required. 2 p.m. Free! Bluffton Library Children’s Dept., 120 Palmetto Way. (843) 255-6510 or

November 20:
Big Thursday Oyster Roast hosted by the Jasper County Chamber of Commerce at the Jasper County Farmers Market in Ridgeland, 6-9 p.m. Get ready for the “Big” Clemson/Carolina game with oysters, hamburgers, hot dogs, beer, soft drinks, music, silent auction and raffle for an oyster steamer. 9935 South Jacob Smart Blvd. (Hwy. 17). For details and tickets, call (843) 726-8126 or visit

November 21-23:
26th 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 21:
Ridgeland Merchants Holiday Open House, 6-9 p.m. Santa will be present, bring a camera. Christmas carols and local performers, bring a chair. Extended merchant hours. Make Your Own FREE S’Mores. Register for FREE gifts with selected merchants. Plus many, many more surprises!

November 22:
Annual Christmas Bazaar & Garden Shop! Come to see and buy original handmade crafts, wreaths, gifts, jellies, condiments and baked goods. Also available vintage linen angels, Christmas bulbs and living centerpieces, garden art… and much more! Don’t miss this exciting, creative event! 9 a.m.–1 p.m. The Church of the Cross, 110 Calhoun St., Parish Hall. Sponsored by Cross Christian Women. For more information, contact Kaye Dardaris at or (843) 815-2344.

November 27-30:
It’s time to get ready for some serious outlet shopping fun at Tanger Outlets’ biggest sale event of the year, Nov. 27-30. From 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving night through 2 a.m., Tanger kicks off their holiday shopping season with the annual Moonlight Madness Sale. The After Thanksgiving Sale begins at 6 a.m. on Black Friday and continues throughout the entire weekend with plenty of bonus outlet savings. For special offers available all weekend long visit

November 27:
The Island Recreation Association is glad to welcome Go Tri Sports as the Title Sponsor of the 26th 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 28-December 31:
Salty Dog Christmas Village! Hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights & decorations and Free pictures with Santa on Friday and Saturday nights, 3-7 p.m., until Christmas. 224 S. Sea Pines Dr. (843) 671-2233 or

November 28-December 22:
Salty Dog Free Pictures with Santa! Friday and Saturday, between 3-7 p.m. in the office of The South Beach Inn, 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. (843) 671-6498 or

November 29:
Christmas Tree Lighting! The annual holiday tradition returns with the Town’s official Christmas Tree Lighting, which kicks off the season of holiday cheer at this free community festival. All the fun starts 3:30-5:30 p.m. The tree, which is located in the Arts Center’s parking lot at 14 Shelter Cove Lane, is the official Hilton Head Island Christmas tree, and the event promises to be an old-fashioned Yuletide celebration that will help you deck the halls.

November 29:
Bluffton Holiday Art Walk! Enjoy the charm of Old Town Bluffton as you stroll down Calhoun St. and meander among galleries, restaurants and shops. 3-7 p.m. Free! Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, (843) &57-1010 or

November 29:
Bluffton Historical Preservation Society Oyster Roast! 5:00PM – 8:00PM. Join the Bluffton Historical Preservation Society for an Oyster Roast at 101 Bridge Street at the Bluffton Oyster Factory Park! Tickets will be $35 per person, children under 12 are free. For more info, contact Maureen Richards: or (843) 757-6293.



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Horoscope – November 2014

Welcome to Bluffton’s November, 2014 Horoscope. We’ve scoured our resources to find the most accurate monthly horoscopes for our internet readers so you don’t have to go anywhere else. It’s easy to find out what’s in store for you in the stars this month, we’ve got brief predictions for all signs. ARIES: A disappointment early […]

Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival!

November 1: 4th Annual Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival at The Promenade in Historic Bluffton, 2-6 p.m. Over 150 of the world’s best ales, stouts, lagers and pilsners, the Beer Fest also features Live Music, Food Court and Vendor Village with chocolate, coffee, cigars & more. Admission to the festival area is free, however […]

Bluffton Bouillabaisse

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

Farmers Markets of the Lowcountry

Savor the flavors of the Lowcountry with a visit to any of the area’s farmers markets. From fresh local produce, meats and seafood to prepared meals, unique vendors and live entertainment, you’re sure to find something to suit every taste. Shelter Cove Park Farmers MarketTuesdays, 4-7 p.m. The Farmers market features vendors selling local farm-fresh […]

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

By Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery Are you ready to become an international traveler without ever having to renew your passport? If you’re a seasoned veteran at wine festivals, then you already know they are a fun and inexpensive way to explore the great wine regions of the world. If you’re a newbie to wine festivals […]


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