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.
Mondays & Wednesdays:
Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry, is continuing fall registration for adult learners who are speakers of other languages. Registration takes place from 6:30–8:30 p.m., at Battery Creek High School, 1 Blue Dolphin Dr., Beaufort. Registration fee is $60.00 for the entire program year. ESOL classes are held from 6:30–8:30 p.m. For more information, call our Bluffton Learning Center at (843) 815-6616 or lowcountryliteracy.org.
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.
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 buckwalterfarmersmarket.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or toa0701001.wow.uscgaux.info.
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.
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 coastaldiscovery.org.
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.
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.
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 jaspercountychamber.com/farmers_market.htm.
New River Harmony – The Sun City Barbershoppers! Accepting new singers for the upcoming season. Rehearsals, 3-5 p.m., back-stage at Magnolia Hall, Sun City. (843) 705-3488 or (843) 705-6632.
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.
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. Captainwoodys.com.
Lunch n Learn at Bluffton Family Seafood House, 27 Dr. Mellenchamp Drive. 11:30 a.m. Open to the public. (843) 757-1010 or blufftonchamberofcommerce.org.
Art League of Hilton Head announces their most exciting fundraising event where all ticket holders are winners. GOT ART? A charity art auction event that will be held in the Walter Greer Gallery located in the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane to benefit Art League of Hilton Head. Got Art? Gallery Preview, Tues., and Wed., Oct. 1 and 2 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. October 2, GOT ART? Event, 5:30-6 p.m. Patron Party; 6-6:30 p.m. Doors Open and Preview 6:30 p.m. Drawing Begins. Each $100 ticket sold is entered into a pool, the event commences with an exciting drawing of tickets by Adventure Radio’s Monty Jett. Every ticket-holder is guaranteed to take home an original work of art valued at $200 or more when their ticket is drawn. Tickets Are On Sale Now! CLICK HERE or call (843) 681-2399 for more information.
October 3 – 5:
42nd Annual Gopher Hill Festival: “Agriculture: A Home Grown Business, The Economic Driver” in Ridgeland, SC. Pink Tub Race, Bake Auction, Pet Contest, Gopher Idol Talent Show, Fireworks, Street Dance with Fabulous Expressions and Shag Contest, 5K Run, Parade, Classic Car Show, vendors, live entertainment, kid’s activities and more. Main St. (843) 384-2055, 258-4008 or gopherhillfestival.org.
October 4 – 5:
19th Annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival, celebrating local wild caught shrimp. The South Carolina Shrimper’s Association partners with Main Street Beaufort each year to bring awareness to thousands of visitors and residents. Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Historic Downtown. Free Admission into the Park! Restaurants compete for the coveted Silver Cup and bragging rights for best shrimp dish each year. Some festival goers take part in the Shrimp Heading Competition and some children touch their first shrimp in the Shrimp Peeling Competition. Sea Island Rotary organizes the rubber shrimp race each year and live entertainment, a children’s area, craft market, and 5K run round out this popular festival. (843) 525-6644 or downtownbeaufort.com.
Artisans Fur Animals, bringing together animal and art lovers. Live auction of limited-edition, whimsically painted cat and dog sculptures, silent auction of artisan works, ETC. Boutique, gift baskets, coin and jewelry evaluations, appetizers by SERG Catering, wine, craft beers, all included for $25. Doors Open 5:30 p.m. Benefits Palmetto Animal League, a no kill animal rescue and adoption organization serving homeless animals in the Lowcountry. Hosted by Hilton Head Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in the New River Auto Mall, 265 Drivers Way, Hardeeville. (843) 645-1725 or palmettoanimalleague.org.
5th annual USCB Homecoming at Hilton Head Gateway Campus, Hwy 278 Bluffton, presents Eric Hutchinson. Gather with fellow Sand Shark families, alumni, community and friends to enjoy the beauty of the Lowcountry and celebrate the 5th annual Homecoming. Gates open at 5 p.m., concert 7:30 p.m. at Hargray Plaza. (843) 208-8008 or uscb.edu/homecoming.
Habersham Market Place 1st Fridays, 2nd Annual Blues & Brews Festival. Enjoy live Blues Music, great BBQ and try Craft Beers from Five Carolina Breweries. 6-8:30 p.m. Tasting tickets are $10. We only have a limited amount of tickets available and expect to sell out, so be sure to reserve your tickets today to get a taste of beers brewed in the Carolinas! Must present proper identification when you pick up your ticket at will call. No refunds will be given if you cannot show proper identification or if you are not 21 years old. Event is rain or shine. 13 Market. (843) 846-3444 or habershammarketplace.com.
Cross Schools 8th Annual “Pearls to Pluff Mud” Dinner & Dance! Live and Silent Auctions and Raffles. All proceeds benefit Cross Schools at the Hampton Hall Clubhouse from 6:30-10:30 p.m. $65 Per Person. For event tickets, please contact Brittany Tarleton at firstname.lastname@example.org or (843)-706-2000.
4th Annual Lowcountry Rockin’ The Pink Breast Cancer Walk! Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at Red Cedar Elementary School on Red Cedar St., Bluffton. Lori, (843) 706-2844.
Award winning naturalist and author, Todd Ballantine will lead a guided Sea Kayak nature tour from 9-11 a.m., departing from Wilson Landing at Palmetto Bluff. The two-hour tour will combine an introduction to sea kayaking with an informative and educational interpretive nature tour. Following the tour Mr. Ballantine will sign copies of his book. Proceeds from the program will go towards the benefit of The Kids in Kayaks Program, an initiative of the Port Royal Foundation. For information and reservations, Outside Hilton Head, (843) 686-6996 or outsidehiltonhead.com.
Church of the Cross Fall Church BBQ Picnic after the 9:30 a.m., Crosspoint service! 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m. at 495 Buckwalter Pkwy., Cross Schools Campus. A barbecue lunch will be served on the back field at the Cross Schools Campus. Please plan to stay and join us! There will be Bounce Houses and Games on site for the kids. If you’re able, please bring a dessert to share!
(843)-706-2000 or thechurchofthecross.net.
Coffee Networking at Benchmark Fitness Center, 11 Sheridan Park Circle. 8:30 a.m. Open to the public. (843) 757-1010 or blufftonchamberofcommerce.org.
The Cottage dinner and lecture series presents Dwanna Paul: Hauntings – Things That Go Bump in the Night! Seating is limited. Reservations required. 38 Calhoun St. (843) 757-0508 or thecottagebluffton.com.
October 11 – 13:
24th Annual Savannah Folk Music Festival presented by the Savannah Folk Music Society, a popular weekend festival devoted to the enjoyment, preservation and continuation of the living art of folk music. It features national and regional talent, in four locations around the City, beginning in Ellis Square on Friday from 7 to 11 p.m., Youth Songwriting Competition and Folk Songwriting workshop / Old Time Country Dance on Saturday and culminating in the Sunday Concert at Grayson Stadium from 2-7:30 p.m. All events are free and open to the pubilc. (912) 786-6953 or visit savannahfolk.org.
Annual Chili Cookoff hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Hilton Head at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 12-4 p.m. All-you-can-eat chili provided by over 20 local professional and amateur chefs, music from the Chilly Willy Band, there will be a supervised children’s area with games and activities including a water slide so parents can fully enjoy the festivities. Bring bathing suits for the kids! Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the gate. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 689-7219 or hiltonheadkiwanis.com.
October 13 – 20:
9th Annual Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival throughout Old Town Bluffton. Where Fine Art & the Bounty of the Sea Come Together! A showcase of locally-harvested seafood, cuisine, history, art and Southern hospitality with a boat parade and tours, concerts and performances, kayak tours, book signings, races, Art Around Town, a two-day Streetfest and much more. (843) 757-2583 or blufftonartsandseafoodfestival.com.
The Polo for Charity event will be held at the historic Rose Hill Plantation, Bluffton. Come out and experience Bluffton’s biggest picnic… a polo event with loads of tailgating, divot stomping and plenty of people watching. The gates open at noon, and the match begins at 2 p.m. It’s a fabulous way to bring friends, family and business associates together for a fall day filled with action and fun! Tickets are $15 per person at the gate on the day of the match. Tickets are $20 at the gate on the day of the match. Tickets are $15 per person in advance Children under 12 are admitted free. For details, email email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (843) 706-3760 or (843) 707-7351.
Second Annual “Harmonies for Habitat” Fundraiser Concert to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Hilton Head Island at 3 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St. Nine local musicians will perform 90 minutes of Jazz and Broadway favorites. The concert will feature music of Johnny Mercer, Irving Berlin, and George Gershwin, as well as pieces from other of America’s most prominent composers. Tickets cost $20 and are available at Burkes Pharmacy, the Habitat Restore, and the Habitat office located at 21 Brendan Lane in Bluffton. For more information or to purchase tickets, (843) 757-5864 or (843) 689-9495.
Evening Networking at Garden Gate Nursery & Bluffton BBQ. “Meet the Candidates” come meet the folks running for Bluffton Town Council. 5:30 p.m. Open to the public. (843) 757-1010 or blufftonchamberofcommerce.org.
The Cottage dinner and lecture series presents Dwanna Paul: Gallery – Connecting With the Other Side! Seating is limited. Reservations required. 38 Calhoun St. (843) 757-0508 or thecottagebluffton.com.
“The Climate Heats Up” a Special Lecture Event with Bill McKibben! Hear bestselling author, environmental activist and founder of the organization 350.org, Bill McKibben. He is one of the most effective voices raising the alarm about the threats of climate change. The Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 351 Buckwalter Pkwy. Doors open at 5 p.m., Lecture begins at 6 p.m. Meet & Greet Lowcountry Supper $30 pp afterwards. The lecture is FREE but donations are greatly appreciated. (843) 208-8247 or openlandtrust.com.
Kid’s Clothing Swap at Church of the Cross, 495 Buckwalter Pkwy. 6:30-8 p.m. Bring your children’s gently used outgrown clothes to swap with other swappers. (843)-706-2000 or thechurchofthecross.net.
11th Annual Festival of the Sea! 12-5 p.m. FREE admission. Join us on Paris Avenue in the Old Village of Port Royal. The 3K Walk the Plank for CODA will kick off the Festival. Live music and radio remotes. Enjoy seafood, burgers, BBQ and more, with your favorite cold beverages. Visit the local shops and check out our craft and artisan booths. Collector Car Display, kid activities and much more! Don’t miss this opportunity to visit the Pirates of Port Royal, or become one of them. (843) 470-1110 or oldvillageportroyal.com.
2nd Annual New River Auto Mall Latin Music Festival hosted by La Isla Magazine, Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane. Gates open at 1 p.m. $3 admission, children under 3 Free! Featuring live music, food, Latin dancers, kid’s activities, salsa lessons and a “Miss & Mister La Isla Magazine” contest. Eric Esquivel, (843) 384-3742 or ericlaislamagazine or Jonathan Rivera, (832) 681-2393 or jonathan@laislamagazine.
The Cottage dinner and lecture series presents Marilyn Mackey: Tasseography – The Art of Tea Leaf Reading! Seating is limited. Reservations required. 38 Calhoun St. (843) 757-0508 or thecottagebluffton.com.
October 24 – 27:
ImagiNATION 2013 – The Opportunity to Imagine! Presented by the Hilton Head Island Institute, is a four-day ideas festival. Hear thought-provoking talks, exchange innovative ideas, imagine a more vibrant and sustainable future for yourself and your community in the magnificent Lowcountry setting of historic Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Dr. For more information or to purchase tickets, HiltonHeadIslandInstitute.org.
October 25 – November 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 hhiconcours.com.
Pumpkin Patch at Shelter Cove Community Park, 4-8 p.m. Petting zoo, blow up rides, hayrack ride, costum contest, and much more in a family friendly environment. Featuring Shannon Tanner for entertainment. $10 Admission for Ages 2-15, Parent and Children under 2 get in free. Food Sold Separately. Proceeds benefit the Island Recreation Association Children’s Scholarship Fund. 39 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 681-7273 or islandreccenter.org.
Trash Brigade! Meet at Chamber Headquarters, 217 Goethe Road at 8:30 a.m. Volunteers are welcome. (843) 757-1010 or blufftonchamberofcommerce.org.
8th Annual Beaufort County NAMI Walk, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Join us at Coligny Beach. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Walk Kick-off is 10 a.m. BBQ and live music immediately following the walk. All proceeds from the event go to benefit NAMI Beaufort County’s support, education, and advocacy programs. NAMI Beaufort County, (843) 681-2200 or email@example.com.
5th Annual Habersham Harvest Festival! 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The festival boasts a one day regionally expanded farmer’s market and is a celebration of food, fun, art and music. Entertainment includes live music by main stage band Lowcountry Boil, dancing, hayrides, face painting, obstacle courses, a pumpkin patch, outdoor games and more. Vendors span the state of South Carolina and merchants of the marketplace transform the village with whimsical, fall décor. A few surprise guests are sure to add to the excitement that is fall in The Lowcountry! There is no cost to enter and food and drink will be available for purchase. (843) 846-3444 or habershamharvestfestival.com.
Calling all ghosts, goblins, ghouls, princesses and super-heroes to join in the fun at Tanger Outlets Halloween Harvest Festival and Trick-Or-Treat, 1- 3 p.m. This will be a great afternoon of “frightful fun” games, activities and contests for families, especially children ages 12 and under. The Coastal Discovery Museum and The Sandbox will also be on hand to share exciting facts about bats and make craft projects. Festivities will take place in the courtyard near Shopper Services at Tanger 2 and Trick-Or-Treating will take place at both centers. (843) 837-5410 or tangeroutlet.com/hiltonhead.
“Motown at the Market” concert featuring Deas-Guyz, sponsored by the Jasper County Chamber of Commerce. Deas-Guyz will bring their entertaining mix of Motown, R&B, pop, rock, reggae and dance beats for a fun-filled, high-energy evening. Rain or Shine. 7-11 p.m., at The Jasper County Farmer’s Market Pavilion, 9935 South Jacob Smart Blvd., Ridgeland. $15 in advance and $25 at the door. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to The United Way of the Lowcountry. (843) 726-8126 or jaspercountychamber.com.
The Hilton Head Choral Society presents “Chanticleer” at Holy Family Catholic Church, 8 p.m. This Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble is hailed as the “World’s Reigning Male Chorus”. Consisting of 12 singers from the U.S., the group was named 2008 Musical America’s Ensemble of the Year, and Billboard magazine’s Top 10 best-selling classical artists. $35 for preferred seating and $30 for general seating. 24 Pope Ave. (843) 341-3818 or hiltonheadchoralsociety.org.
The Cottage dinner and lecture series presents Dwanna Paul: All Hallows? Eve – Connect with Loved Ones on the Other Side! Seating is limited. Reservations required. 38 Calhoun St. (843) 757-0508 or thecottagebluffton.com.
Happy Halloween! Stop by the Chamber for a “trick or treat”, 217 Goethe Rd. (843) 757-1010 or blufftonchamberofcommerce.org.