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.
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: Complimentary tastings, wine by the glass and
cheese platters are available at the Island Winery. Mon.-Sat.,
12:30-5:30 p.m.; Sun., 12-4 p.m. 12A Cardinal Rd. (843) 842-3141
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.
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 www.seapines.com.
Saturdays: Sweetgrass Basket Making Classes at the Coastal
Discovery Museum. Learn about the history of the sweetgrass
basket from a local Gullah basket maker and then start a basket
of your own. Reservations are required, call (843) 689-6767
ext. 223 or visit coastaldiscovery.org.
January 1- 12: After-School Classes for ages 7 and older
offered by The First Tee of The Lowcountry at various locations
on Hilton Head Island, in Bluffton and in Beaufort. Classes
are held once a week for 6 weeks from 4:30-6 p.m. Children learn
a variety of golf skills, as well as The First Tee Nine Core
Values and Nine Healthy Habits. Pre-registration is required.
151 Gumtree Rd. (843) 686-2680 or thefirstteelowcountry.org.
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.
January 12-13: Pilobolus is a thrilling American modern
dance company that launched in 1971. This creative group of
acrobatic dancers has performed over 100 choreographic works
in more than 64 countries around the world, and has been featured
on the Oscars, The Oprah Winfrey Show and Late Night with Conan
O'Brien. 8 p.m. Tickets, $61. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina,
14 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 842-ARTS or https://tickets.artshhi.com.
January 14: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents
"Love in the Time of War" featuring Sterling Elliott
on cello at First Presbyterian Church. Sun. at 5 p.m. 540 Wm.
Hilton Pkwy. For tickets, call (843) 842-2055 or visit www.hhso.org.
January 17: "Color with Candace," an afternoon of
tea, croissants and crayons with the country's foremost living
Impressionist Candace Whittemore Lovely, at The French Bakery
& European Cuisine in Shelter Cove Harbour, 3-5 p.m. Open
to all ages and skill levels. Pre-registration required. (843)
540-3963 or candacelovely.com.
January 20: Daddy Daughter Dance Masquerade hosted by
the Island Rec. Center at Hilton Head Beach & Tennis Resort.
Grandparents, big brothers and family friends are all invited
to take their special girl to the dance. (843) 681-7273 or islandreccenter.org.
January 22: Rehearsals for "Evita" begin on
April 10, and performances run from May 2-27, 2018. Actors must
be available for all rehearsals and performances. Auditions
are by appointment only. Please prepare a 32 bar selection in
a style consistent with the character(s) for which you are interested.
Please choose from the modern musical theatre or rock opera
canon. All performers returning for callbacks will need to sing
and dance; Principals will also need to dance. If you dance,
please bring in character shoes (men and women). Bring a picture
and resume, stapled together. A monitor is not provided. Character
descriptions on Arts Center website. Evita will be directed
by Gail Luna and Choreographed by Patti Maurer. 12-7 p.m. Arts
Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane. Info/Appointment:
Gail Ragland at (843) 686-3945 ext. 202 or GRagland@artshhi.com
January 24: 12:00 - 2.00: The University of South Carolina
Beaufort Center for the Arts presents its Lunch with Author
Series with Melanie Benjamin will discuss her next novel, "The
Girls in the Picture," about early Hollywood and the creative
friendship between Mary Pickford and Frances Marion. Writing
was always beckoning, however, and soon Benjamin began writing
for local magazines and newspapers before venturing into her
first love, fiction. By combining her passion for history and
biography, she has found her niche writing historical fiction,
concentrating on the "stories behind the stories."
Her most recent novel, "The Swans of Fifth Avenue,"
is a New York Times, USA Today and IndieBound best seller, as
was her novel about Anne Morrow Lindbergh, "The Aviator's
Wife." Her first novel, "Alice I have Been" was
a national bestseller; this was followed by the critically acclaimed,
"The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb." Event starts
at noon. Tickets are $42 and must be purchased in advance. For
more information visit uscbcenterforthearts.com
or call (843) 521-4100.
January 27: The Chamber Ball presented by the Hilton
Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce at the Hilton Head
Marriott Resort & Spa. A night of dinner, dancing and awards
celebrating 50 years of the Heritage Classic Foundation. (800)
523-3373 or hiltonheadchamber.org.