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WHEN & WHAT'S HAPPENING in November 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. Courts and equipment available to rent. Reservations are recommended, call (866) 242-3169 or visit www.palmettodunes.com.

November: 1,8,15,22,29: Get out with a docent from the Coastal Discovery Museum on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. to see the Forts of Port Royal - the sites where it all happened, from early explorers through the Civil War and beyond, explore Mitchelville, Fort Walke, and the Steam Cannon. Please, no children under 7 years of age. Forts of Port Royal meets at the Port Royal Golf Clubhouse and is $12 for adults, $7 for children (ages 7-12 only) and reservations are required by calling (843) 384-0959 or going online to coastaldiscovery.org

November 1,9,15,29: The Coastal Discovery Museum will host Birding at Pinckney Island, a bird watching program led by experienced bird watchers from the museum, on select days at 7:30 a.m. The walk will include the combination of habitats at Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge. These varying areas allow participants to see many different species of birds. Several species of shore birds can usually be seen in the mud flats in the salt marsh, while many species of wading birds could potentially be seen around the marsh and fresh water lagoons. Depending on the season, diverse birds can be spotted: Summer Tanager, Eastern Kingbird, Painted Bunting, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Egrets, Herons and many, many others. The outing is from 7:30-9:30 a.m. and space is limited (ages 12 and older). Participants are asked to bring their own binoculars and the program will be canceled in case of rain. The program is $12 per person and reservations are required by calling (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or online at coastaldiscovery.org.

November 1- 10: "Crescendo - Celebrating Arts, Culture and History: The Heart and Soul of the Lowcountry" sponsored by the Arts and Cultural Council of Hilton Head at various locations. A regional event organized in honor of National Arts & Humanities month showcasing the vast array of arts, artists, authors, culture and history organizations. For a complete list of events, visit www.hiltonheadartsdaily.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.

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.

Wednesdays: Historic Bike Tours for ages 10 and older led by the Heritage Library along Squire Pope Road, 10 a.m. Family-oriented bike tours of historic sites and local history. Advance ticket purchase required, call (843) 686-6560 visit heritagelib.org.

November 1,8,15,22,29:
Go on a guided exploration of the Coastal Discovery Museum grounds and its seasonal highlights on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. This tour will take you onto the board walks to explore the salt marsh and the many creatures that live there. You will visit the Karen Wertheimer Butterfly Habitat (seasonal), a carnivorous plant garden and the Heritage and camellia gardens (seasonal) to view some of the most relevant plants that have been used by Lowcountry inhabitants through time. The Honey Horn Nature Walk is $10 for adults and $5 for children (ages 4-12). Reservations are required by calling (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or going to coastaldiscovery.org.

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.

November 3: Enjoy Free Family Fun Night at The Sandbox the First Friday of the month With fun games and activities, special arts and crafts plus light refreshments for dinner, this fun night designed to bring families together isn't to be missed!
From 5:30-7:30 p.m., the museum is open with free admission to all visitors Depending on the weather let the kids take a bounce in the Bounce House, build big with the Big Blue Blocks or get creative and crafty. An engaging easy evening! Come meet us, see what The Sandbox is about. For more information about the Free Family Fun Nights at The Sandbox, call (843) 842-7645 or go to thesandbox.org.

November 4-5: Inaugural Low Country Tiny House Show presented by New South Living, LLC in Shelter Cove Community Park. Sat., 9 am.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Several builders showcase their uniquely designed tiny homes. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales benefit DragonBoat Beaufort. 39 Shelter Cove Ln. $20 for 1 day, $35 for 2 days, Children under 12 are FREE. Advance tickets may be purchased online livetinylc.com.

November 5,12,19,26: Head to the Salty Dog Café in South Beach Marina for some great afternoon music featuring Bruce Crichton! Bruce will perform on the deck from noon-3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (843) 671-2233

November 5: See a jazz performance the first Sunday of each month at the world-class Harbour Town Clubhouse 5-7 p.m.! This performance series offers a unique opportunity to enjoy modern and classic jazz and dancing in one of Hilton Head Island's most beautiful venues. Specialty drinks, beer and wine will be available for purchase. Guests must be 21 years of age or older. Tickets are sold at the door for $15 per person. For more information, call (843) 671-2031.

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.

November 6-12: One of Savannah's most anticipated fall events, the Savannah Food & Wine Festival, is returning November 6-12, 2017 to celebrate wine and culinary creations at iconic and historic coastal venues. The Savannah Food & Wine Festival will bring leading culinary professionals, winemakers, sommeliers and celebrity chefs from around the Southeast to Georgia's First City. From cooking demonstrations to special dinners with celebrity chefs, and the Taste of Savannah (the most popular and highly anticipated event) on Saturday, November 11 at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, there will be something for everyone who loves food and wine! For more information about The Savannah Food & Wine Festival, call (912) 232-1223 or go to savannahfoodandwinefest.com.

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.

November 10 - 19: 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: Nov 10 & 11, 17 & 18 at 7:30 p.m. Weekend matinee, Nov 12 & 19 at 2:30 p.m. Seahawk Cultural Center, Hilton Head High School, 70 Wilborn Rd. For more information:(843) 842-3262 or hiltonheaddance.com.

November 10: "The Bonfire" fundraiser in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Cocktails, a Lowcountry-inspired menu, live music and a silent auction to benefit capital replacement projects in the preserve. Tickets are $75/person; advance purchase required. (843) 671-1343 or seapinesliving.com.

November 10 -11: Get ready to shuck and slurp at the Oyster Festival, Nov. 10-11, 2017 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. 10. 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! Early admission to Friday's events is $25/person. After Wednesday, Nov. 8 admission is $30/person. Admission to Saturday's events is $7 and children 10 and under are free. For more information about this annual festival, go to islandreccenter.org.

November 12: Ailey II Dance Company is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country's best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today's most outstanding emerging choreographers. Dance Magazine calls Ailey II "second to none," and The New York Times declares, "There's nothing like an evening spent with Ailey II, the younger version of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater." Ailey II was originally founded in 1974 as the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, as an educational extension of the fabled Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. 2 p.m. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane. Tickets are $56. Box Office: (843) 842-ARTS or https://tickets.artshhi.com or www.artshhi.com.

November 14: join Robert Mondavi Jr. for a wine dinner at the Heritage Room located at the Harbour Town Clubhouse Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. A fourth generation Napa Valley winemaker, Rob Mondavi Jr.'s immersion in wine began more than 30 years ago. Limited seating available; reservations required. Admission $125 per person. Call (843) 363-8380 to RSVP.

November 17: From seafood to southern dishes to barbecue and desserts, there's something to please every palate at Taste of the Season. Sample the very best of what Hilton Head Island and Bluffton restaurants have to offer. This year's annual Lowcountry celebration of local cuisine will be under the stars, tented on the green of just-expanded driving range of the Country Club of Hilton Head. The ever-popular silent auction has great gifts and getaways, and a DJ will provide entertainment. The VIP Experience includes an exclusive tent, private catering and bar, preferred parking, and more! Taste of the Season general admission is $65 and VIP tickets are $125. For more information contact, Dorothy Guscio at dguscio@hiltonheadisland.org or (843) 341-8379.

November 18: The Italian-American Club of Hilton Head Island will fight to break the Guinness World Record for The World's Largest Meatball at Shelter Cove Community Park. The current record holder weighed in at a hefty 1,110 lbs, 7.84 oz! This one-day event on Hilton Head Island will blast off with THE MEATBALL RUN, a 5K race culminating at Shelter Cove Community Park, the location for the Meatball Madness Fest. Guests are invited to attend the BRAWL OF THE BALLS, a competition for local restaurants and organizations to battle to be titled the area's Best Meatball in 3 distinct categories. Lastly, for those who are willing to put their speed-eating skills to the test, we will have a fierce MEATBALL EATING CONTEST. For more information about The World's Largest Meatball Challenge, see the Facebook event page or go to iachh.org.

November 18: The Jazz Corner's 13th Annual Charity Golf Tournament "Striving to Keep Music Alive in Our Schools" on the Arthur Hills Course in Palmetto Dunes, 10 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Junior Jazz Foundation to support jazz preservation through education and performance of the American art form of jazz. To register or make a donation, call (843) 842-8620 or visit www.thejazzcorner.com.

November 19: Pedal Hilton Head Island, the largest bike event in the Lowcountry, returns this year with a completely transformed event that will take riders for the first time all the way around the Island and beyond. From the hard-packed sands of Coligny Beach to bridges, Pinckney Island, the flyover, and the roads and bike paths in between, get ready for a spirited ride around Hilton Head Island with 100% of funds going to the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island. For details and registration information, visit pedalhiltonheadisland.org.

November 22- 25: Marvel at the fall colors and abundant plant and wildlife while enjoying the Thanksgiving Wagon Ride through the Sea Pines Forest Preserve every day from Nov. 22-25, 2017. Refreshments and cookies will be provided before the tour. Reservations are required and $15 for adults and $12 for child (ages 12 & younger).

2017 Schedule
Tuesday, November 22 - 3 p.m. & 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday, November 22 - 3 p.m. & 4:15 p.m.
Thursday, November 23 - 10 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.
Friday, November 24 - 3 p.m. & 4:15 p.m.
Saturday, November 25 - 10 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.
For more information about the Thanksgiving Wagon Ride, call The Sea Pines Resort Recreation Department at (843) 842-1979 or go to seapines.com

November 23: kick off your holiday festivities with the Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt in The Sea Pines Resort from 9-11:30 a.m. $25 per family. Reservations are required for this fun, family-friendly activity and can be made by calling (843) 842-1979. Reservations must be made prior to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. For more information about the Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt, contact The Sea Pines Resort Recreation Department at (843) 842-1979 or go to seapines.com

November 23: Community Thanksgiving Dinner organized by St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church at Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks. All are welcome to share turkey, dressing and all the trimmings at this free dinner. Donations are greatly appreciated and benefit The Deep Well Project and Bluffton Self Help. Volunteers are needed. 1 Hudson Rd. (843) 505-1370 or www.communitythanksgiving.com.

November 24: Watch former No. 1 player in the world Stan Smith in action at The Sea Pines Resort's annual Thanksgiving Pro Tennis Exhibition on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. Receive valuable tips, enjoy complimentary refreshments and win prizes in the raffle! They kindly ask that guests bring a canned good to benefit the Deep Well Project. For more information about the Stan Smith Thanksgiving Pro Tennis Exhibition & Happy Hour, call The Sea Pines Racquet Club at (843) 363-4495 or go to seapines.com

November 24: Head over to the Sea Pines Forest Preserve on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. for the 15th Annual Fishing Tournament. Fish for catfish, bass and bream on Fish Island and try to win a prize in one of our tournament categories. There will also be hot dog and marshmallows roasting around a fire. Reservations are required and tickets are $10 and $15 per person ($10 does not include a fishing pole and $15 does include one). For more information about the Annual Fishing Tournament or to make reservations, call The Sea Pines Resort Recreation Department (843) 842-1979 or go to seapines.com.

November 24-January 1: Harbour Town Lights in The Sea Pines Resort, 8 p.m.-midnight. Stroll along the Harbour and enjoy illuminated seasonal figures with a towering Christmas tree. The Official Tree Lighting takes place just before Gregg Russell's Thanksgiving Concert on Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Bring a canned good or new, unwrapped toy to drop off in the "Well" by the Liberty Oak Stage for The Deep Well Project. 149 Lighthouse Rd. (843) 842-1979 or seapines.com.

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