News & Events

News:

Hospice Care of the Lowcountry Webinar - Advance Care Planning Featuring Valerie Mayer

Click here to watch the Advance Care Preplanning Series webinar featuring Valerie Mayer.

August Virtual and Socially distancing events:

Please wear a mask and social distance.  Stay Safe!

New Hope Bereavement Support Group

On Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (check website for specific groups)
3-4:30 PM 

"New Hope" is an open-ended bereavement support group for anyone who has lost a loved one through death. Counseling is available to our community through Hospice Care of the Lowcountry’s Bereavement Services department, free of charge. It makes no difference regarding whether the person who died was a Hospice Care of the Lowcountry patient, where the person lived, or the relationship of the survivor. It also doesn’t matter how long ago the loss occurred. Private one-on-one sessions are also available. 

Counseling and groups are facilitated by Barbara Scobey bscobey@hospicecarelc.org Bereavement Services Coordinator for Hospice Care of the Lowcountry.  Lowcountry Presbyterian Church, 10 Simmonsville Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910. Email Barbara Scobey or go to hospicecarelc.org/care-programs-services/counseling-bereavement/

Memory Matters: "Virtual Compass Classes"

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
10 AM, 1 PM

An online program designed for adults experiencing mild to moderate cognitive impairment. Compass provides curriculum-based activities, physical exercise, relaxation techniques, life-long learning, small group discussions and socialization. Free. 10 a.m., 1 p.m. 843-842-6688 or mymemorymatters.org.

NAMI Connection Support Group

Wednesdays - Virtual and In-Person

A peer-led recovery support group for people living with mental health conditions in which people learn from each other’s experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding. Virtual the first and third Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.; in-person the second and fourth Wednesdays 6-7:30 p.m. Jarvis Creek Park, Hilton Head Island. 843-636-3100 or namilowcountry.org.

AUGUST 7

Drawing Basics: Sighting, Measuring & Proportion: USC Beaufort Instructor Chad Penner teaches simple techniques for sighting and measuring objects. Participants will apply these skills to the drawing of a still-life of common objects using graphite pencils. Cost is $30. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or morrisheritagecenter.org.

AUGUST 9-13

Spirit of America: Middle-schoolers are invited to join the Beaufort Community Sailing and Boating Community for a series in premier youth boating education. Featuring drowning prevention, SC Boater’s Education Course, SC DNR and Coast Guard information, plus paddle, sailing and powerboat training. Cost is $100 or demonstrated financial need for a free ride. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, 30 Yacht Club Drive, Beaufort. 843-522-8216 or beaufortsailing.com.

AUGUST 10

Family Fun Day: Each year, the Coastal Discovery Museum celebrates the end of summer and start of the school year with a free Family Fun Day. Learn about the Lowcountry from Museum volunteers, pull a crab trap, try indigo dyeing, search for caterpillars, meet local authors and more. Free. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or coastaldiscovery.org.

School Year Kick-Off: From Soul of the South to The Battle of Honey Hill, get a curator-led tour of the Morris Center’s current exhibitions. Participants will get a sneak peek at VEME and discover standards-based lesson plans and visual literacy techniques to use in the classrooms. Free. 4 p.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or morrisheritagecenter.org.

AUGUST 11

Artist Reception: "Legacy Gullah Homecoming": Self-taught St. Helena artist Lisa Rivers will exhibit her work Aug. 3-28. Her art is a colorful homage to life in the South. Enjoy the artwork and refreshments, plus meet the artist. Free. 5-7 p.m., Art League Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or artleaguehhi.org.

AUGUST 12

Movie Nights in the Park: "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom": Watch this blockbuster hit under the stars on a 20’ movie screen. Bring beach chairs, blankets and take-out food. Free. 8:30 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. sheltercovetownecentre.com.

AUGUST 14

Bobcat Scorcher 5K: Enjoy the scenery while racing on a flat and fast all road course within the Hampton Hall community. Proceeds will benefit the BLHS Cross Country Team, the Grace Sulak Scholarship Foundation, and the Scorcher Senior Student Scholarship Fund. Cost is $30 for runners, $20 for students. 8-10 a.m., Hampton Hall, 170 Hampton Hall Boulevard, Bluffton. 843-815-1718 or palmettorunningcompany.com.

AUGUST 18

Keep the Broad Creek Clean Festival: A festival featuring local non-profits and organizations, all with interactive and educational exhibits related to conservation, recycling and environmental stewardship. Featuring a lantern-making workshop, tie-dye station, a touch tank of marsh critters, eco-art fun and snacks from Palmetto Pops. Bring your hard-to-recycle items for recycling: charger cords, CFLs, batteries, laptops. Free. 4-8 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-815-1718 or palmettorunningcompany.com.

AUGUST 19

LIVE After Five: Every third Thursday of the month is Downtown Beaufort’s newest recurring monthly party with live music, local artists, late night shopping and drink and food specials. Free. 5-8 p.m., Downtown Beaufort, Beaufort. “Like” the event on Facebook.

Movie Nights in the Park: “The Lion King”:  Watch this blockbuster hit under the stars on a 20-foot movie screen. Bring beach chairs, blankets and take-out food. Free. 8:30 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. sheltercovetownecentre.com.

AUGUST 21

Hilton Head Cars and Coffee: A meet-up for car enthusiasts to have fun one Saturday morning out of each month. Show off your vehicles, chat with other like-minded people, and see cars that you just don’t see every day. Free. 8-11 a.m., USCB, 1 University Boulevard, Bluffton. “Like” the event on Facebook. carsandcoffeehhi.com.

AUGUST 26

"Off the Wall" Exhibit Opening Reception: An opening reception for this three-dimensional artwork exhibit showcasing sculpture, pottery and functional forms. The exhibit is on display through Oct. 17. Free. 5-7 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or coastaldiscovery.org.

AUGUST 27

Fourth Friday Artists Market: Coligny Plaza and Art League of Hilton Head have partnered to create a monthly outdoor showcase of Lowcountry art and artists. Items for sale include paintings and illustrations, mixed media art, sculptures and more. Free entry. 4-7 p.m., Coligny Plaza, 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or artleaguehhi.com

AUGUST 29

Hilton Head Big Fish 5K: A 5K run or walk open to all ages. Experience running on South Beach while enjoying the beautiful scenery within Sea Pines. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the John Berrigan Cross Country Scholarship. Cost is $30 for runners and walkers, $20 for students. 8 a.m., South Beach Marina, South Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-815-1718 or palmettorunningcompany.com.


Save the Date:

SEPTEMBER 3-4

May River Music Festival: The second annual May River Music Festival is a weekend-long event dedicated to bringing singers and songwriters together along the banks of the Lowcountry’s May River. Featuring live music performances by Gin Blossoms, Mitchel Tenpenny, SUSTO and Lakeview. Cost is $200. Times vary. Montage Palmetto Bluff, 477 Mount Pelia Road, Bluffton. 855-264-8705 or montagehotels.com.


SEPTEMBER 13

Swing for the Future Golf Event: Tickets are now on sale for The Children's Center’s one-of-a-kind golf event with proceeds benefiting the organization’s mission to provide high-quality early education to families in need. Cost is $250 per player, $1,000 per foursome. Includes golf, cart, a box lunch and after-golf cocktails. Noon, Long Cove Club, 399 Long Cove Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-2739 or thechildrenscentersc.org

Ongoing Events:

Indigo Tie Dye

Mondays

Learn how indigo dye is made from a plant and use it to create a tie dye t-shirt to take home. All supplies are provided. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children. 3-4 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.

Virtual Kid’s Story Time

Mondays

Listen to Rebecca read family favorites about the Lowcountry’s natural and cultural history on the Coastal Discovery Museum’s Facebook page. Watch on Facebook Live at @coastaldiscoverymuseum. 843- 689-6767 or coastaldiscovery.org.

Gregg Russell Summer Concerts

Monday-Friday

After a one-year, COVID-driven hiatus, beloved Sea Pines Resort entertainer Gregg Russell will be back this summer in Harbour Town performing his family-friendly concerts. Renowned for his interactive sing-alongs, the Hilton Head Island icon will take the stage below the famed Sea Pines Liberty Oak. Free. 8-9 p.m., Harbour Town, 149 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. www.seapines.com

Hilton Head Island Farmers Market

Tuesdays
9 AM-1 PM

Support our local farmers and producers and take home fresh produce, pasture-raised chicken, free range rabbit, pork, seafood, salsa, sausage, cookies, bread, she crab soup and more. Entrance and parking are free. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum. 70 Honey Horn Dr, Hilton Head Island. 843-473-5231 or www.hhifarmersmarket.com.

Farmers & Makers Market

Tuesdays
10 AM-2PM

Now in its 8th year, the Market will present more fresh, local produce, seafood, breads and cheeses, crafts and artisans than ever before. Enjoy the colorful displays that grow and change each week throughout the season. Free entry. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., The Shops at Sea Pines Center, 71 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island.

Summer Jams

Tuesdays

A fun-filled, festive atmosphere with fireworks starting around 9 p.m. Kids of all ages can enjoy inflatable bounce houses and face painting for a minimal fee. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the fireworks. Free entry. 6-10:30 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-7273 or www.islandreccenter.org

Party in the Park

Tuesdays

Enjoy the beautiful new Lowcountry Celebration Park with a family happy hour, including live music, bounce houses and beverages. Free entry. 5:30-8 p.m., Lowcountry Celebration Park, Hilton Head. 843-681-7273 or www.islandreccenter.org

Farmers Market of Bluffton

Thursdays
12-3 PM

Meet local farmers, chefs and artisans every Thursday on Calhoun Street. Buy a fresh assortment of strawberries, produce, beets, potatoes and more. Also, hear local, live entertainment and see Chef demonstrations. Noon-3 p.m., Calhoun Street, Bluffton. 843-415-2447 or www.farmersmarketbluffton.org.

Civil War Era

Thursdays

Hilton Head Island was home to thousands of Union soldiers during the Civil War. Join this presentation featuring maps and historic photos of this time on Hilton Head from 1861-1865. Reservations required. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children. 3 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. or coastaldiscovery.org

Marina Mornings

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Outdoor Yoga. Practice yoga on the pavilion at Shelter Cove, with draft kombucha to follow. All levels welcome. Cost is $20. 9:30 a.m., Pure Salt Studios, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-707-7027 or puresaltstudios.com.

Paint 'n Party Online

6:30-8:30 PM Thursdays

A fun evening of painting online. Any number of people can join, plus no need to pay for a babysitter or an expensive dinner out. Cost is $15 per household. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 843-342-5439 or www.scartstudio.com.

Alligator and Wildlife Boat Tour

Saturdays

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, 843-671-4386 or www.h2osports.com

Sit and Stitch in the Evening

Tuesdays and Fridays
5-8 PM

Enjoy knitting, crochet, needlepoint, rug hook practice as Needlepoint Junction stays open late. All levels welcome. Outside food and drink permitted. Free. 5-8 p.m., Needlepoint Junction, Suite J-7-E, Village at Wexford, Hilton Head. 843-842-8488 or www.shopneedlepointjunction.com.

Curbside Crafts To-Go

Children and adults can order a variety of craft activities pre-assembled and ready to enjoy at your home or villa. Book online. Cost is $12-$20. Sea Pines Resort Fitness and Recreation Department, 71 Lighthouse Road, Suite 122, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com.

Trail Rides with Lawton Stables

Saturdays

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 lawtonstables.com

The Harbour Town Lighthouse Museum

Explore Hilton Head Island’s rich history and learn the story behind its famous lighthouse in a unique, museum-like setting. Admission is $4.25/person, complimentary for children ages 5 and younger. 149 Lighthouse Rd. 843-671-2810 or www.harbourtownlighthouse.com.