WHEN & WHAT'S HAPPENING October 2011 in the LOWCOUNTRY October 1 Dec 31: Gullah Heritage Trail Tours. Coastal Museum at Honey Horn. Hilton Head Island 2 hr tour of 10 neighborhoods established during the Civil War. Reservations required; Call: 843-681-7066 or gullaheritage.com October 1 Dec 26: Golf Clinic and demonstration Where Does the Power Come From by pro Doug Weaver. Jones Golf Center Palmetto Dunes; 4 p.m. Free. Call: 843-785-1138 or palmettodunes.com October 1 Dec 16: Shag Club Social Dance Signals Lounge, at the Crown Plaza Resort, Shipyard Plantation, 5-10 p.m. members and guests welcome. Call: 843-815-3883 or hhishag.com October 1- December 31: The Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island at the Coastal Museum at Honey Horn. National and Local Artists will be represented. One Piece will be chosen for Hilton Head Islands growing public collection. Call: 843-689-6767 or hhipublicart.org October 1 December 15: Annual Shrimpfest at the Salty Dog Café In South Beach Marina, 4 pm to close. Call: 843-671-2233 or saltydog.com October 1 31: Make Your Own Wine at the Island Winery Pre-registration required call for details. Call: 843-842-3141 or islandwinery.com October 1 27: Howl-O-Ween Pet Pic Costume Contest hosted by the Salty Dog Café. Submit a picture of your pet in costume win a chance for bragging rights and Salty Dog Merchandise. Call: 843-671-2233 or saltydog.com October 1-23: Dreamgirls At the Art center of Coastal Carolina. Music represents the hottest girl group in the 1960s & 70s. Call: 843-842-2787 or artshhi.com October 1-2: 26th Annual Palmetto Dunes Resort Banana Open Challenge at Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center. Mens and womens singles, doubles and mixed doubles champions and finalists from the local Banana Open tournaments. Call: 843-785-1152 or palmettodunes.com October 1: A Tribute to Bobby Darin featuring Bobby Ryders Swinging Quartet at the Jazz Corner. Dinner reservations are highly recommended. Music charge nightly. Call: 843-842-8620 or the jazzcorner.com October 1: 15th Annual Oyster Roast at the Salty Dog Café in South Beach 4 pm. live music, kids fun and games and Jake the Salty Dog Plus free T-Shirts to the first 10 oyster customers and special prices on cookout favorites. Call: 843-671-2233 or saltydog.com October 3, 6, 10,13,17,20,24,27, & 31: Wine & Cheese Happy Hour at Island Winery on Mondays & Thursdays starting at 4 pm. Cover charge. Call: 843-842-3141 or islandwinery.com October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31: Tennis Exhibition at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center on Mondays. complimentary refreshments and prize drawings at 5:30pm. Free admission. October 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31: Tennis Exhibitions at the Van Der Meer on Mondays; 5:30 pm Top-flight doubles matches with complementary refreshments and prize drawings. Free admission. Call 843-785-8388 or vdmtennis.com October 4, 11, 18, & 25: Shag Dance Lessons hosted by the Hilton Head Island Carolina Shag Club at Remys Bar & Grill on Tuesdays, 5:45 pm. Lessons are free to members; membership is $25 per year. Call: 843-505-0152 or hhishag.com October 4: Tasteful Tuesday at Benny Hudsons Seafood Market, 6 pm. Cooking demonstration, samples and wine provided by the Island Winery. Bring a chair and a beverage. Reservations required, cost is $3 per person. Call: 843-682-3474 October 7 8: Jazz, Blues & Latin Beats with the Noel Friedline Quintet Featuring vocalist Renee Bbalaroza at the Jazz Corner. Dinner reservations are highly recommended. Music charge nightly. Call: 843-842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com October 7, 14, 21, & 28: Hilton Head Islands Farmers Market at Honey Horn on Fridays from 8:30 to 1 pm. Local fresh produce, meets, poultry, seafood, flowers, preserves, pasta, breads, pies and more. Call: 843-785-2767 or farmersmarkethiltonheadisland.com October 7, 14, 21 & 28: Social Shag Dance Night hosted by the Hilton Head Island Carolina Shag Club at Remys Bar & Grill on Fridays, 6 - 9:30 pm open dancing with DJ Spinning Beach Music Call: 843-505-0152 or hhishag.com October 8: Annual Chili Cook-off hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Hilton Head Island at Honey Horn. All you can eat chili provided by local professionals and amateur chefs, music by the Chilly Willy Band, free childrens games, activities and more. 12 4 pm Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the gate. Call: 843-689-7219 or hiltonheadkiwanis.com October 13 16 & 20 23: Main Street Youth Theater presents the fractured fairy tail Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim at The Hilton Head High School Visual & Performing Arts Center. Thurs Sat at 7 pm; Sun at 2 pm. Call: 843-689-2446 or msyt.org October 15: 12th Annual Fall Festival at the Salty Dog Café, 12 -4 pm. Sample food from the Village restaurants with sidewalk shopping, carnival games, prizes, live music, kids fun and Jake. Call: 843-671-2233 or saltydog.com October 15: Cajun Festival hosted by the Island Rec Center at Shelter Cove Park. 11 a.m. 5 pm. Authentic Cajun Food, Live Music a kids Zone, Business Expo, Crawfish Eating Contest and more. Call: 843-681-7273 or islandreccenter.org October 21 23: Golf week Amateur Tour Championship at the Palmetto Dunes Ocean Front Resort. The nations largest amateur tour features 54 holes of play on all three courses in the resort. Call: 843-380-1178 or palmettodunes.com October 21 22: Mi Bossa Nova The Jazz Corner presents Carmen Cuesta & Chuck Loeb. Dinner reservations are highly recommended. Nightly music charge. Call: 843-842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com October 22: Shrimp Festival and Lowcountry Boil at the Salty Dog Café 4 8 pm. live music, lots of activities and Jake. Call: 843-671-2233 or saltydog.com October 23: 20th Annual Hargray Hilton Head Island Bridge Run 10K & 5K at Crossings Park, 8 am. Post Race Party & Awards Ceremony. Proceeds benefit the Area 8 Special Olympics and The Childrens Relief Fund. Call: 843-757-8520 or bearfootsports.com October 27: Halloween at Coligny Plaza, 5 8 pm. Pet Costume Contest at Tail-Waggers, 5 pm, Family Costume Contest, 5:30 pm. Hot Dog Eating Contest at Hot Dog Harbour, 6:30 pm. Trick or Treating, Ghost Stories and more. Call: 843-842-6050 or colignyplaza.com October 28 November 6: Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours dElegance at various locations. Savannah Speed Classic at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, Oct 28 30, Motoring Midway (Nov 5-6), Car Club Jamboree (Nov 5) and Concours d Elegance (Nov 6) at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. Call: 843-785-7469 or hhiconcours.com October 28 29: The Jazz Corner Jazz with a Southern Accent featuring Don Erdmans Hotlanta Dixieland Jazz Band. Reservations are highly recommended. Music charge nightly. Call: 843-842-8620 or the jazzcorner.com October 28: Pumpkin Patch at the Shelter Cove Community Park, 4 8 pm. Family fun for all. Call: 843-681-7273 or islandreccenter.org October 28 -29: Halloween Wagon Rides in Sea Pines departing from Heritage Farm at 1 & 2:15 pm. Kids come in costume, stories and search for the pumpkin patch. Reservations required. Call: 843-842-1979 or seapines.com October 29: Haunted BBQ & Costume Contest at the Salty Dog Café, 4 -9 pm. See the Haunted Village with a Kids Costume Contest at 7 pm, Prizes, candy and games, Jake the Salty Dog, burgers and hot dogs. Call: 843-671-2233 or saltydog.com October 30: Jazz Corner Dixieland Jazz Society of the Lowcountry New Orleans style Jazz Jam. Free admission, minimum purchase for table seating. Call: 843- 842-8620 or djslc.com October 30: Halloween on the Harbour in Harbour Town 3:30 5:00 pm. Pumpkin decorating, crafts, activities, trick- or-treating, costume contest, cookies and cider. All ages are invited to come in costume. Call: 843-842-1979 or seapines.com Courtesy of friends Jane and Glenn Handley!