When and What's Happening on Hilton Head & the Low Country in November, 2019

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WHEN & WHAT’S HAPPENING November 2019 on Hilton Head Island and the LOWCOUNTRY

Ongoing: Learn how to play Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the country, with daily clinics and round robins at the Palmetto Dunes Pickleball Center in Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. Pickleball is a sport that combines the elements of tennis, badminton and ping pong. It is played with oversized ping pong paddles and a softball-sized plastic perforated ball that travels at about one-third the speed of a tennis ball. Courts and equipment available to rent. Reservations are recommended, call (866) 242-3169 or visit www.palmettodunes.com.

Ongoing: The First Tee of the Lowcountry is open to the public daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Amenities include a 6-hole, par 3 golf course, driving range, 2 USGA greens, short game practice area, 9-hole Disc Golf Course and stocked fishing pond. Admission includes unlimited use of the facility. 151 Gumtree Rd. (843) 686-2680 or www.thefirstteelowcountry.org.

Ongoing: Alligator & Wildlife Boat Tour with H2O Sports in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Get an up-close view of indigenous plant and animal life, including the American alligator, on a one-hour guided boat tour. Reservations are required, call (843) 671-4386 or visit h2osports.com.

Ongoing: The Harbour Town Lighthouse Museum is open daily. Explore Hilton Head Island’s rich history and learn the story behind its famed lighthouse in this unique museum-like setting. Admission is $4.25 per person, complimentary for children ages 5 and younger. 149 Lighthouse Rd. (843) 671-2810 or www.harbourtownlighthouse.com.

Tuesday-Sunday: Gullah Heritage Trail Tours through 10 Native Islander neighborhoods established during the Civil War. Tours are Tues.-Sat. at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.; Sun. at noon. departing from the Coastal Discovery Museum. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 681-7066 or gullaheritage.com.

November 1: All ages are welcomed at this ‘Paint Party’ hosted by artist Amiri Farris at the Coastal Discovery Museum on November 1 from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Sit with us a while and enjoy the company of other budding artists as we take a step-by-step adventure into the world of painting! Well-known artist Amiri Geuka Farris will guide you along the way as you create your own masterpiece.

We will be painting with acrylics, which will dry quickly, so you will be able to take your painting with you to show all your friends and family, and to serve as a reminder of what a wonderful day you spent making new friends and discovering your inner artist! This workshop is a Crescendo festival event – celebrating Art, Culture, and Heritage on Hilton Head Island.

The Museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Dr. Cost is $45 per person and all supplies are included. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223, www.coastaldiscovery.org.



Ongoing: Golf Croquet on the lawn adjacent to the Harbour Town Clubhouse in The Sea Pines Resort, 10 a.m. Equipment is available throughout the day. 11 Lighthouse Ln. (843) 842 1979 or www.seapines.com.

Ongoing: Trail Rides through the Sea Pines Forest Preserve with Lawton Stables. Meander through the preserve on horseback for the true feel of the untouched Lowcountry. Trail riders must be at least 8 years old. Reservations are required. (843) 671-2586 or www.lawtonstables.com.

Ongoing: Trail Rides through the Sea Pines Forest Preserve with Lawton Stables. Meander through the preserve on horseback for the true feel of the untouched Lowcountry. Trail riders must be at least 8 years old. Reservations are required. (843) 671-2586 or www.lawtonstables.com.

Saturdays: The Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn will continue to offer Sweetgrass Basket Making classes this fall. Classes will be held Saturdays, November 2, 16 and 30 from 10:30 am until 12:30 p.m. Learn about the history of the Sweetgrass basket, one of the Lowcountry’s best known art forms, from a local Gullah basket maker. Then, try your hand at starting a basket of your own using locally found natural materials. The cost is $65 adult and reservations are required by calling (843) 689-6767 ext 223 or coastaldiscovery.org. The Museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island.

November 2: The HHSO announces two new series for its SOUNDWAVES programs at their performance hall at Coligny. Two pilot events are planned this Fall to introduce “Lowcountry Originals” and a “Cabaret Series”. The shows are scheduled to continue as a Winter/Spring Program in January, 2020.

On November 2, 2019, the HHSO launches its “Cabaret Series” with Hilton Head Live – a SoundWaves summer sensation who return for one night only this Fall. Their music of Billy Joel, Elton John, Patsy Cline and many others were the highlights of our summer season. The “Cabaret Series’ will feature evenings of song from various entertainment groups including members of the Historic Savannah Theatre, Cynthia Utterbach and the Eric Jones Trio, Terry Heron and Friends and Roger Moss and Kim Steiner.

Hilton Head Live is scheduled for Sunday, November 2 at 8 p.m. at SoundWaves, 7 Lagoon Road HHI. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25, online or by calling 843-842-2055. A cash bar is available for beer, wine, and soft drink purchases.

Mondays: Immerse yourself in the fascinating Civil War history of Hilton Head Island with a visit to Fort Mitchel. The site contains the remains of a coastal defense battery erected in 1862 to protect the Port Royal Sound by way of Skull Creek from incursions by Confederate gunboats based in the Savannah River. Costumed characters and an expert tour guide will demonstrate the vital historic importance of this place and the role the fort and its namesake, General Mitchel, played in shaping Hilton Head history, including historic Mitchelville. This tour is located at Ft. Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, 65 Skull Creek Dr. $15 adults, $10 children. 10 a.m. Registration required. Click HERE! (843) 681-2386 or visit www.heritagelib.org/tours.

Mondays: “Where Does the Power Come From?” complimentary golf clinic and exhibition led by former PGA Touring Pro Doug Weaver on the Robert Trent Jones Course in Palmetto Dunes, 4 p.m. (843) 785-1138 or palmettodunes.com.

Tuesdays: Farmers Market – Tuesdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Take home fresh local produce, pasture raised chicken, free range rabbit, pork, seafood, salsa, fresh sausage, cookies, breads, she crab soup, and more. Have your knives sharpened while shopping. Free Parking. (Closed Dec 25 and Jan 1). Shop local, meet new friends, strengthen our community, and rebuild our local food economy! Farmer Vendor application here. Food Vendor application here. The Museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island.

Wednesdays: 2019 Historic Bike Tours! Family-oriented bike tours of historic sites on Squire Pope Road. Hear the story of the Fishing Co-op and their victory over the development of a chemical plant on Victoria Bluff. See a Gullah Cemetery and an ancient Shell Ring, the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island, and see the tabby ruins of Cotton Hope Plantation–all with a knowledgeable tour guide. This tour is 2.8 miles in length. No children under 10, please. Bike & Helmet Included! Tours cancelled and refunded on rain days. Your tour guide will make that determination at the park at the time of departure. Helmets and bike waivers are required. Click here for a copy of the bike waiver. Please complete one for each person and bring with you. Please present your tickets to the tour guide. 10 a.m. Meet at the Hilton Head Island Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Road (Sailing and Rowing Center). Admission is $15 per adult, $10 per child (ages 10 and up only) with your own bike, or $25 per adult and $20 per child if bikes are provided. Click here to register online or call the Heritage Library at (843) 686-6560.

November 6:The Coastal Discovery Museum will host a sea turtle lantern workshop to make your lantern for our upcoming Lantern Parade. Created by and featuring artist Chantelle Rytter, the Lantern Parade is a free event scheduled for November 9. This is a great opportunity for the surrounding community and visitors to celebrate the history, ecology, and people of Hilton Head Island. We want to see our whole community as volumes of light! As a special workshop ahead of the Lantern Parade, Chantelle Rytter will be on hand to help residents and visitors create their own Sea Turtle Lantern. 4-6 p.m., for children; one adult must accompany each child. Cost is $15 per lantern and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223 or coastaldiscovery.org. The Coastal Discovery Museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island.

Thursdays: Every Thursday, farmers, cooks, jam- and salsa-makers and all kinds of artisans meet locals on Calhoun Street for the Farmers Market of Bluffton from 1-6 p.m., (or Dusk if earlier!) With an assortment of farm fresh produce, including strawberries, carrots, onions, spinach, varieties of lettuce, broccoli, mushrooms, beets, potatoes and more, the Farmers Market bound to have something for every kind of guest.

Plus, in addition to the local honey, eggs and cheese, there’s also all kinds of prepared foods, from BBQ, gumbo, fried oysters and shrimp, she crab soup and crab cakes to crepes, empanadas, fresh baked pastries and breads, coffee, kettle corn and chocolates. Also for sale are herbs, plants and flowers. Picnic tables are out, so guests can enjoy their goodies at the market and there is almost always live entertainment to entertain crowds, as well as a chef demonstration, so attendees can learn how to make healthy dishes.

There is an Artisan Showcase on the first Thursday of every month to highlight a handful of local artists and their incredible Lowcountry craftsmanship.

Not open Thanksgiving Day.

For more information, call (843) 415-2447 or go to Farmers Market of Bluffton

November 8-9, 2019: The Hilton Head Oyster Festival highlights steamed, fried and stewed oysters along with other delicious food for non-oyster eaters! There will be live entertainment, kid zone, marshmallow roasting and Sports Lounge for those fall Football games!

Friday, November 8th, 5-8 p.m. All you can eat steamed local oysters, lowcountry boil, pulled pork, seafood chowder & chili. Drinks sold separately. Held at the Shelter Cove Pavilion. Live music, football viewing area, wine pull, limited availability. Long sleeve event t-shirts will be for sale. Admission, 17 & under $20, Adult $35.

Saturday, November 9th, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday highlights steamed, fried and stewed oysters along with other delicious food for non-oyster eaters! There will be live entertainment, kid zone, Local Artisan Pop Up Shops, marshmallow roasting and Sports Lounge for those fall football games! Admission, adults $7, children 10 & under free, Veterans get in for free with ID!

Shelter Cove Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane. For more information about this annual festival, go to hiltonheadoysterfestival.com.

November 8-10: When Political Opinions Run High, The Capitol Steps Provides the Comic Relief We All Crave! This multi-award winning comedy troupe was originated by a group of Senate Staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. The Capitol Steps combines song and stand-up into one unique, brilliantly hilarious show that even left Larry King saying, “They’re the best. There’s no one like them, no one in their league!” No matter who or what is in the headlines, you can bet The Capitol Steps will tackle both ends of the political spectrum and all things equally foolish. What more would you expect from the group that puts the “mock” in Democracy?! Single Tickets: $61. (Infants and children under the age of 5 are not admitted unless otherwise stated.) Friday & Saturday 8 p.m. Sunday 2 p.m. (843) 842-ARTS or TICKETS!

November 9: Join the Coastal Discovery Museum on November 9 from 1-4 p.m., for a Cold Connections Jewelry Workshop with local fine artists Jo Ann Graham. Students will work with Graham to create their own earrings or pin using tube, wire, or rivets. Students will learn how to measure, divide, drill, saw, file, polish, and patina copper. Great for beginners! All materials and tools will be provided – just bring your creativity!

Cost is $95 per person (12 and older, please) and reservations are required by calling (843) 689-6767 ext. 223. The Museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island. coastaldiscovery.org.

November 9: Created by and featuring artist Chantelle Rytter, the Hilton Head Island Lantern Parade is a free event and an opportunity for the surrounding community and visitors to celebrate the history, ecology and people of Hilton Head Island. We want to see our whole community as volumes of light! Lineup for the parade begins at 6 p.m. at the Alder Lane Beach Access. At 7 p.m., the parade will step off and travel north along South Forest Beach up to Coligny Beach Park. Participants should park at Coligny Beach parking and a shuttle will run participants down to the Alder Lane Beach Access.The official after-party will be hosted at the Tiki Hut by the parade’s hotel partner, Beach House Resort.

Mondays: Immerse yourself in the fascinating Civil War history of Hilton Head Island with a visit to Fort Mitchel. The site contains the remains of a coastal defense battery erected in 1862 to protect the Port Royal Sound by way of Skull Creek from incursions by Confederate gunboats based in the Savannah River. Costumed characters and an expert tour guide will demonstrate the vital historic importance of this place and the role the fort and its namesake, General Mitchel, played in shaping Hilton Head history, including historic Mitchelville. This tour is located at Ft. Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, 65 Skull Creek Dr. $15 adults, $10 children. 10 a.m. Registration required. Click HERE! (843) 681-2386 or visit www.heritagelib.org/tours.

November 11: Annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Hilton Head Island beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Shelter Cove Veteran’s Memorial Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane. This annual event is conducted by the Hilton head Island Military Veterans Coalition composed of The Hilton Head Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America; The Navy League of the U.S.; American Legion Post 42; and American Legion Post 185.

November 13-17 & 20-24: Main Street Youth Theatre presents Godspell! Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden), and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, “Day by Day,” Godspell features a parade of beloved songs, including “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord,” “Learn Your Lessons Well,” “All for the Best,” “All Good Gifts,” “Turn Back, O Man” and “By My Side.” 7 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. 3000 Main St. $12 for students, $19 for adults. Order Tickets Online, Seat Yourself. There is a $0.50 service fee per ticket for online orders. Order Tickets by Phone, (843) 689-MAIN (6246). There is a $1.00 service fee per ticket for phone orders. If you do not reach a volunteer, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible. We accept cash, checks and all credit cards

November 15 -17: Ride for a Good Cause! Pedal Hilton Head Island is back and better than ever, November 15th – 17th, 2019! A celebration of our Island’s music, culture and two-wheeled lifestyle, funds raised from this event benefit the programs servicing the over 250 kids who use the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island each day.

For those who join us in this weekend-long celebration of cycling you’ll experience our beach lifestyle, exceptional history and culture and local music scene.

Our rides offer cyclists of all ages and abilities a chance to enjoy a fantastic trek through Hilton Head, a Gold Level Bike Friendly Community, and our pre- and post-ride events revel in the culture, the music and the beauty of Hilton Head Island’s community. For more information and to register click here.

November 23: Santa kicks off the holidays with carols, crafts, yummy treats, art market, and a performance from Kiss Me, Kate. New this year, a Pup Parade followed by a Puppy Pageant contest, so make sure to dress up your furry friends in their most festive outfits! Plus Palmetto Animal League will be bringing adoptable pets so you can be the Christmas miracle for an animal in need. Also in the spirit of giving, guest are encouraged to bring nonperishable foods or toys to benefit Deep Well. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Free Admission for people (and pups) of all ages. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, HHI, SC 29928. http://www.artshhi.com/.

November 22-23: Explosion de Comedia, be a part of the 1st Mucho FUNNY Explosion de Comedia Comedy Show on Hilton Head! Two shows each night will feature Flo Hernandez who has appeared on Showtime along with special guest comedian, Alex Berrios. The venue will also have food & drinks for purchase. The Northridge Venue, 435 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head Island. 7 p.m. & 10 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, call (843) 227-0275.

November 28: Join fellow islanders for the 21st Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The event is sponsored by St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church and Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks, located off Squire Pope Road on Skull Creek.

Celebrate the meaning of Thanksgiving with a free community Thanksgiving Dinner, with turkey, dressing and all the trimmings, served family style. Everyone is welcome! Come alone and meet new friends or bring the whole family.

The celebration, filled with food, fellowship and entertainment, is free to all. Donations are gratefully accepted and benefit Deep Well (www.deepwellproject.org) and Bluffton Self Help (www.blufftonselfhelp.org)

As always, many thanks to friends Jane and Glenn Handley.
 

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