WHEN & WHAT'S HAPPENING in November 2018 Hilton Head Island and the LOWCOUNTRY October 27-November 4, 2018: Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance will bring international names in automotive collecting and racing to Hilton Head Island for its 17th annual celebration. Events include SAVANNAH SPEED CLASSIC, CAR CLUB SHOWCASE, AERO EXPO, TWO DAY FEATURES, CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE, FLIGHTS and FANCY AEROPORT GALA and the Hilton Head Auction, among others. For more information about these events or tickets, call (843) 785-7469 or go to hhiconcours.com. 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. Get ready for the 2018 Public Art Exhibition, hosted by Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, from November 1, 2018 – January 31, 2019 at Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island. Nineteen large-scale sculptures, created by artists from around the country, will grace the grounds of Honey Horn, with an additional sculpture installed at Hilton Head Airport. Admission is free, though docent-led tours are available for a small fee on Fridays at 1 p.m. Exhibition hours coincide with Coastal Discovery Museum hours. For more information, go to www.cf-lowcountry.org. November 1-December 31: Daufuskie Island Artists, Artisans and Authors featured at Coastal Discovery Museum! The opening reception will be held October 11 from 5-7 pm. and the public is invited to attend. Hilton Head Island’s neighbor to the south is Daufuskie Island. The southernmost point of South Carolina, Daufuskie Island is nestled between Mungen Creek, the New River, the Cooper River and Calibogue Sound. No bridge connects the island to the mainland. Living on Daufuskie has inspired woodworkers, writers, weavers, painters, potters, photographers, rum distillers, indigo dyers, sculptors, and soap makers. Join us at the Coastal Discovery Museum to explore the varied talents of these Daufuskie Island residents. Tours, talks, gallery walks, and book signings will be planned during this exhibition. Please check www.coastaldiscovery.org for more information. The Daufuskie Blues studio of artisans Leanne Coulter and Rhonda Davis, is located in the Mary Field School between the 1880s First Union African Baptist Church and the Frances Jones House (now a bed and breakfast with a morning meal cooked by celebrity chef and author Sallie Ann Robinson). Coulter and Davis discovered a mutual love of indigo and specialized dying techniques that add a luscious blue hue to their wares. Lynell Linke discovered a knack for woodworking and farmwork as she milled lumber and made goat cheese at the Daufuskie Community Farm. Pat Beichler, who started the farm in 2010, will offer her giclee prints. With scenic beauty at every turn, Daufuskie provides an endless source of subject matter for photographers Dennis Sutcliffe, Holger Opderbeck and Monica Ferguson, who also finds inspiration using oyster shells in her sculptural work. Mike Loftus built a state-of-the-art shop as a place to hone his craft (a build them as well) and to teach woodworking skills to interested islanders. One of his wooden boats will be a focal point in the museum gallery. Chase Allen and his Iron Fish Gallery create decorative sea-life inspired pieces that are found in homes all over the world. John Thompson, Pattii Bschorr, Jan Ross, Sharon Havird, Bill Greenwood, Carol Tait, Erica Veit, and Sally Lesesne paint on canvas and board depicting Lowcountry scenes each with their own unique style and technique. Sara Deitch, Kate Woodward, and MacKenzie Blankenship work with textiles to create scarves, pillows and other household and personal accessories. Leather-worker Sierra Smith makes bracelets and Jan Crosby crafts handmade soaps and lotions. A limited number of pieces from Silver Dew Pottery will also be available. The handiwork of these Daufuskie Island artists and artisans will be complemented by written work by storied author Roger Pinckney XI, Wick Scurry, of Daufuskie Difference and Freeport Marina, and Sallie Ann Robinson and Jenny Hersch with “Daufuskie Island” a new offering from Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series. The Museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. 843-689-6767 ext. 224 or coastaldiscovery.org. Thursdays: Join The Heritage Library for a tour of the Civil War battery on Skull Creek built to protect Port Royal Sound and the Seabrook Coaling Station. 10 a.m. Adult, $12; Child, $7. (843) 686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org. Ongoing: Pottery Painting at the Art Café. A silly fun pottery painting studio for all ages. Ask about Family Date Night, Mommy & Me, Dad’s Day Out with the Kids and Kids Night Out. Food and drinks served by Rockfish Seafood & Steaks. 5 Lagoon Rd. (843) 785-5525 or artcafehhi.com. 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. 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. 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. Tuesdays & Thursdays: Freshwater Fishing in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve, 10-11:30 p.m. Fish for catfish, crappie and bream in the lakes of the preserve. Supplies and instruction provided; catch & release program. Reservations are required. (843) 842-1979 or www.seapines.com. 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. Wednesday & Thursday: The Coastal Discovery introduces a new program “Explore Honey Horn” every Wednesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. Your experience on this guided tour around the museum’s picturesque and historic grounds. You will visit the salt marsh, see historic buildings, and learn about the gardens, plants and trees on site. Your museum guide will share stories about Honey Horn’s past and its natural history. 70 Honey Horn Dr. Cost is $10 adult, $5 child and reservations are required by calling (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or online at www.coastaldiscovery.org/event-calendar. Monday-Friday, 3-7 p.m. Boys and Girls Club offers Afterschool programs to ages 6-18. We invite you to join us! Come in for a tour and see firsthand how much fun it is to be a member or volunteer! ATTENTION PARENTS: Please stop by the office to pick up and fill out the new 2018-19 Afterschool Membership Application for the new school year before the new schedule starts on August 20, 2018. 843-379-5430 or www.bgclowcountry.org. Ongoing: Enjoy Happy Hour Crazy Crab Style daily in the bar at The Crazy Crab overlooking Jarvis Creek. Food and drink specials and one of the best sunset views on the Island. 104 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 681-5021 or thecrazycrab.com. Monday – Saturday: Available in the bar only between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., enjoy a tasting of three tasty small plates paired with three premium wines. The menu changes every Monday so check our website each week to view the current menu. Reservations are strongly recommended. Please note that bar reservations must be made by calling the restaurant directly! $19 (plus tax and gratuity). Reservations are strongly recommended. Orleans Plaza, 37 New Orleans Rd. (843) 785-6272 or michael-anthonys.com. Tuesday-Saturday: “Funny not Filthy” magic and comedy at the Comedy Magic Cabaret in South Island Square featuring headliner Kerry Pollock, Tues.-Sat., at 8 p.m. Teens are welcome if accompanied by an adult. For tickets, call (843) 681-7757 or visit comedymagiccabaret.com. November 2-5: Bob Masteller’s 5th Annual Jazz for All Ages Jazz Festival at the Sonesta Resort & Spa, 130 Shipyard Dr. Our Junior Jazz “Rising Stars” open the evening followed by: JOEY ALEXANDER, World-Famous Jazz Prodigy & Multi-GRAMMY Nominee, benefitting The Junior Jazz Foundation. Advance ticket purchase required, call (843) 842-8620 or visit jazzforallages.com. November 23: Veterans Day 5K at Mitcheville Freedom Park! Race starts at 8 a.m. https://runsignup.com/Race/SC/HiltonHeadIsland/OperationRRVeteransDay5k. 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: Starting October 2, the Coastal Discovery Museum will host a Farmers Market from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. every Tuesday through December. This is your opportunity to take home fresh produce, pasteurized chicken, free range rabbit, pork sausage, seafood, salsa, cookies, bread, and much more! Scheduled to participate are: Three sisters Farm, Benny Hudson Seafood, Donald and Susan Brant – farmers, Whippoorwill Farm, Bakeology, Grind Roasters, Great Gourmet USA and many more! Also, on site will be the Lowcountry Raptors once a month with their birds of prey and knife sharpening with Mark. Rex Garniewicz, CEO of the Coastal Discovery Museum states “shopping at the Hilton Head Farmers Market is about more than getting great food, it is also about meeting friends, strengthening our community, and rebuilding our local food economy.” If you are a farmer, or sell fresh food products, and would like to be a vendor, please contact Carlos Chacon at 843-689-6767 ext. 226. The Museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island. November 8: In a career that took flight in 1985 with commercial and critical acclaim, guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan has consistently displayed a chameleonic musical persona of openness, imagination, versatility and maverick daring. Key to Jordan’s fast-track success was his mastery of a special technique on the guitar’s fretboard. Instead of conventional strumming and picking, Jordan’s innovative “touch technique” is an advanced form of two-handed tapping. From bold reinventions of classical masterpieces or soulful explorations through pop-rock hits, to blazing straight ahead jazz forays and ultramodern improvisational works—solo or with a group—Jordan can always be counted on to take listeners on a breathless journey into the unexpected. 8 p.m. Tickets $75. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane. Box Office, (843) 842-ARTS or www.artshhi.com. November 9 – 11: Get ready to shuck and slurp at the Oyster Festival, Nov. 9-10, 2018 at Shelter Cove Community Park. All you can eat steamed local oysters, lowcountry boil, pulled pork, seafood chowder, chili and more await! Enjoy live music and football 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9. Then come again on Saturday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. for more live entertainment, a kid zone, holiday craft show, marshmallow roasting and Sports Lounge for those fall football games! Friday’s events is $35/person. Admission to Saturday’s events is $7 and children 10 and under are free. For more information about this annual festival, go to hiltonheadoysterfestival.com. November 10: The 2018 Hargray Hilton Head Island Bridge Run will be held on Saturday, November 10th at 8 a.m. The 10K Road Race, 5K Fun Run, and Health Walk will start and finish at Crossing’s Park and take participants over the scenic Broad Creek on the Cross-Island Expressway. The 10K & 5K Road Races will feature all standard race divisions. All participants will receive a colorful Bridge Run Tech t-shirt. An award for more information or to register, call (843) 757-8520 or go to bearfootsports.com Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with the Hilton Head Dance Theatre’s production of The Nutcracker for a performance the whole family will enjoy! Join us this November for a spectacular treat of dance and music. Show Times: November 9 & 10, 16 & 17 at 7:30 p.m. Weekend matinee, November 11 & 18 at 2:30 p.m. Seahawk Cultural Center, Hilton Head High School, 70 Wilborn Rd. For more information843) 842-3262 or hiltonheaddance.com. On Monday, November 12, 2018 at 5 p.m., the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents STRAVINSKY FIREBIRD at First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway. John Morris Russell, Conductor. Terrence Wilson, Piano. For more information, call the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra at (843) 842-2055 or visit their website, hhso.org. Hilton Head Preparatory School presents Festival of Trees takes place Thursday, November 15 – Sunday, December 2, 2018 at the Sonesta Resort in Shipyard Plantation. Preview Party at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 15. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Please join us for our annual Festival of Trees event taking place at the Sonesta Resort! We will display beautiful Christmas trees and décor that will be available for purchase. hhprep.org. November 16-18: Weekend Of FUN and FUNDraising Activities! Pedal Hilton Head Island Presented by SwingFit is more than just a series of fantastic cycling events; it’s a celebration of the Hilton Head Island’s music, culture and two-wheeled lifestyle. Along with the main event ride, there will be an entire weekend of opportunities, Nov. 16-18, to enjoy the best that Hilton Head Island has to offer, while still supporting the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island. Friday & Saturday Evening Concert: The Music of the Grateful Dead Presented by Swampfire Records Hilton Head Island’s local music label Swampfire Records is producing a special event at Coligny Theatre spotlighting the timeless tunes of The Grateful Dead. Lending their musical talents to the evening’s festivities will be local artists Jevon Daly, NATIVE, Cranford Hollow and many more, all to benefit the Boys & Girls Club. Shows begin at 8 p.m. Nov. 16 and 6 p.m. Nov. 17. For an hour before each concert, volunteers will be on hand to give you everything you need for the cycling events: packets, shirts and a swag bag bursting with goodies. New for 2018!!! The Beach Grinder Bike Race Presented by The Bike Doctor All skill levels and age groups are invited to take a turn on our fun course – built entirely on the beach! Participants will be challenged on a course of hard-packed sand, soft sand, obstacles, YES whoops, and other surprises that our team will come up with! There are NO barriers to participate. Bikes provided and divisions for all ages and skill levels. Bring your family & friends to watch from our in-field spectator zone, a perfect place to cheer you on! The Main Ride Presented by Coligny Plaza + Coastal States Bank Pedal Hilton Head’s main event takes to the beaches, pathways and bridges of Hilton Head Island on Nov. 18, with events for every skill level. Enjoy a family fun ride on the beach, take to the pathways for a 10-mile ride, soak up the history of Mitchelville Freedom Park for the 20-mile ride, head over the bridges to the mainland on the 40-mile ride or challenge yourself for the metric century 62-mile ride that guides you past some of the island’s most jaw-dropping scenery. Then when you’ve finished, head back to Coligny Plaza for a raucous afterparty with food, drink, music and more. From the hard-packed sands of Coligny Beach to bridges, Pinckney Island, the flyover, and the roads and bike paths in between, join us for a spirited ride around Hilton Head Island with funds going to the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island. Pedal Hilton Head Island 2018 Event Information. November 16: Be a part of the conversation with American Ballet Theater Principal Dancer, Misty Copeland and Tony Award-winning Producer, Kenny Leon on stage at the Arts Center. Books by Ms. Copeland and Mr. Leon will be available for purchase; only books purchased at the event may be signed. There will be a brief reception with wine and cheese during the book signing. Presented in partnership with the Bluffton Book Festival and Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. 11:30 a.m. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 842-2787 or artshhi.org. November 17: The Coastal Discovery Museum will host local fine artist JoAnn Graham on November 17 from 1-4 p.m. for this exciting holiday ornament making workshop. Participants will learn how to use a jeweler’s saw to cut out two ornaments of his or her choice out of copper. Bring your own design or use one of the templates provided. All materials will be supplied for this class. Graham has been working in sterling, fine, and argentium silver, gold and steel creating unique, individual wearable art jewelry since 2004. Cost for the workshop is $95 per person and reservations are required by calling (843) 689-6767 ext. 223. The Museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island. www.coastaldiscovery.org. November 22: Start Thanksgiving off right with your family at the 30th annual Turkey Trot on Nov. 22, 2018 at 8 a.m. This family-oriented event invites people of all ages to participate in their “Fun Walk,” 5K and 10K races that begin and end at the Dockside Restaurant, near the back entrance of Hilton Head Plantation. The fun kicks off early and ends with a parking lot party, all of which is hosted by Island Recreation Association with help from Palmetto Running Company benefits the Island Recreation Association’s scholarship fund. For more information, call the Island Rec Center at (843) 681-7273 or go to islandreccenter.org. November 22-24: Stan Smith Super Series! Join Stan Smith-past champion of Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, a member of seven winning U.S. Davis Cup teams and former U.S. Olympic men’s tennis coach-and his staff for this fun-filled weekend. The nine-hour class will feature video analysis of your serve, stroke and strategy instruction, footwork and many practice drills. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-12 p.m. For registration and additional information, please call (843) 363-4495. November 24: Bring the family to Heritage Farm on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 from 1-3 p.m. for a fun afternoon of fall activities, including caramel apples, games, crafts and more for the Caramel Apple Festival. Rates vary based on activities. For more information about the Caramel Apple Festival, call the Sea Pines Recreation Department at (843) 842-1979 or go to seapines.com. November 23-January 1: Enjoy the lights! Stroll along the harbour and enjoy the illuminated seasonal figures, with the centerpiece of the display being a towering Christmas tree. Harbour Town is the perfect place to be this holiday season with live entertainment and activities. The official tree lighting will take place just before Gregg Russell’s concert on Friday, November 23 at 7:30 p.m. Make a difference. While you’re enjoying the holiday season, you can help Deep Well make a difference in someone else’s life, too. Bring a canned good or two, or a new unwrapped child’s toy and drop them in the “Well” by the Liberty Oak stage. Sponsors: The Shops in Harbour Town, Hargray, Crazy Crab, PSAV, The Greenery. 149 Lighthouse Rd. (843) 842-1979 or www.seapines.com. As always, many thanks to friends Jane and Glenn Handley!