Shore Notes

Hilton Head Shore Notes women's a cappella chorus meets at 6:45 p.m. at Island Lutheran Church, Main St., HHI. For more info: 843-705-6852,

Pick Pocket Plantation Farmer's Market

Located on a 15-acre farm in the center of Beaufort, Pick Pocket Plantation Farmer's Market and now open for the winter months on Tuesdays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For more info: 

Bluffton Farmers' Market

Old Town Bluffton hosts a weekly Farmers' Market from 2-7 p.m. For more info: 843-415-2447 or see ad on page 67

Hilton Head Farmer's Market

Weekly event  at Historic Honey Horn from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. For more info: 843-785-2767

1st Lowcountry Civil War Commemoration
The Coastal Discovery Museum and the Lowcountry Civil War Roundtable have partnered to present the Lowcountry Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration December 1-4 at various Lowcountry destinations. Tickets range from $100-$325, depending on the number of days attended. For more info: 843-689-6767 ext 224,

2nd Sporting Clays Shoot
This first annual event will take place at the Forest City Gun Club in Savannah. Cost is $800 for teams of four, and $200 for individuals. Proceeds benefit the Children's Relief Fund. For more info: 912-547-1464,

2nd Trot for Tots
This 5k race, organized by students in USCB's Introduction to Sport Event Management course, will take place at the Habersham Marketplace in Beaufort. The event will raise money for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. For more info: 843-208-8030,

3rd Music Within the Art

The Red Piano Too Art Gallery presents its Annual Winter Art Exhibit in conjunction with The Smithsonian Institution's traveling exhibit "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music", brought to Beaufort by the Beaufort Branch Library and The Humanities Council of South Carolina. A "Meet & Greet" artists' reception will take place from 12-5 p.m. at the Red Piano Too. The exhibit is free. For more info: 843-838-2241 or see the ad on page 28

3rd Pet Adoptions

Join the Jasper Animal Rescue Mission in their final adoption events of the year: December 3 at Petco in Bluffton from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; December 10  at Barkin' Basement in Ridgeland from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; December 17 at PetSmart and Petco in Bluffton from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info: 843-706-9844

3rd Ornament Workshop
This  family event, with master potter Trevor Foster, will take place from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Artworks in Beaufort Town Center. Cost is $5-$8 per ornament, including all materials. For more info: 843-379-2787,

5th Celebrate the Season
The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra will be joined by the Symphony Chorus and 2011 HHSO Youth Concerto Competition winner, Annie Bender, in a concert at 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on Hilton Head Island. Tickets range from $20-$40. For more info: 843-842-2055,

6th AAUW Holiday Luncheon
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host a Holiday Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Sea Pines Country Club, 30 Governors Road, Hilton Head Island. Tickets are $25. For more info: 843-341-6638

7th The Pink Partini
Join us for the Lowcountry's largest girl's night out! This month's event takes place at Wren in Beaufort from 5:30-8 p.m. Enjoy great prizes, drink specials and much more! For more info: 843-842-7465,, or see the ad on page 4

7th League of Women Voters Luncheon
This luncheon will be held at the Moss Creek Clubhouse starting at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $26. For more info: 843-681-6448

7th The Drowsy Chaperone
This hilarious "show-within-a-show" take place December 7-31 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. For more info: 843-842-2787, or see the ad on page 68

8th Jingle Fest
This village-wide event, to benefit Osprey Village, takes place from 4-8 p.m. at Main Street Village. Main Street welcomes area charities such as the Hilton Head Humane Association to set up a booth to generate excitement for their group and accept donations. For more info: 843- 682-3400, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

8th Stardust Orchestra Holiday Swing
This event, to benefit the Hilton Head Island High School Seahawk Band Program, will take place at 7 p.m. at the Visual Performing Arts Center at Hilton Head Island High School. Tickets are $20 per person, or $15 for ten or more. For more info: 843- 681-8615

8th Holiday Business After Hours
This event takes place at The Old Oyster Factory from 5:30-7p.m. The cost is $10 for chamber members and $20 for non-members. For more info:

9th Winter Wonder Festival
This event, presented by The Island Recreation Center and sponsored by Pink Magazine, takes place from 4-8 p.m. at Shelter Cove Park. Cost is $10 for ages 2-15, adults get in free. For more info: or see the ad on page 62

9th Boston Butts Fundraiser
This 7th annual event, hosted by the Bluffton Firefighter's Cooking Team will take place from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Katie O'Donalds in Bluffton. The event will raise donations for the medical needs of five-year-old Chloe Bredeson and ten-year-old Kimberly Zelalla. For more info: 843-548-4368, or see the ad on page 17

9th The Sounds of Christmas
This "Kaleidoscope of Carols" by the Choral Society takes place at 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on Hilton Head Island. Tickets start at $20 per person. For more info:

10th Christmas Festival & Oyster Roast
This event takes place from 2-5 p.m. in Coligny Plaza. Enjoy live music, photos with Santa, hot cocoa, and a toy drive to benefit Deep Well Project. For more info: 843-842-6050, or see the ad on page 73

10th Book Signing and Pet Adoption
Titan's Tales and Other Dog Adoption Love Stories" author, Julie Chalpan, will be at Books n Brew (198 Okatie Village Drive, Suite 102 in Bluffton) from 10 a.m.-noon to sign her book. In conjunction with the book signing, Palmetto Animal League (PAL) will be there with dogs available for adoption. For more info: 843.686.5922,,

10th "The Giving Tree"
This Christmas extravaganza, presented by Lowcountry Day, will take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lowcountry Day, 285 Red Cedar Street in Bluffton. The event will sponsor donations for C.A.P.A. and foster care, which can be dropped under the big tree any time during the holiday season. For more info: 843-815-2273

12th Lunch and Listen
The free and final Lunch and Listen performance features Chris Jones at 11:30 a.m. at the USC Beaufort Center for the Arts auditorium, 801 Carteret Street. This will be the final performance prior to the opening of New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music from December 17-February 4th at the Beaufort Branch Library. For more info: 843-255-6439, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

12th Basic Computer Skills Class
This class, for spanish-speaking adults, will take place from 5-7 p.m. at the Bluffton Branch Library. For more info: 843-255-6431

14th Uncalled for Christmas
The Uncalled for Trio presents a storytelling workshop from 7-9 p.m. at Artworks, located in Beaufort Town Center. Tickets are $25 at the door. The following night, December 15, the Uncalled for Trio will perform a storytelling performance at the Shed in Port Royal on Paris Avenue at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door for adults, $2 for 8-16 years old, and free for children below eight. For more info: 843-379-2787,

16th HHI Ski Club Christmas Dinner Dance

The Hilton Head Island Ski Club Christmas dinner dance will take place at 6 p.m. at the Sea Pines Country Club. For more info: 843-681-4181

16th Handel's "Messiah" Presentation
A community-wide presentation of the Christmas portion of Handel's "Messiah" will be hosted by the First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway. For more info: 843-681-3696,

17th Gingerbread House Decorating Party

All ages are invited to a Gingerbread House Decorating Party between 10 a.m. and noon in the Fellowship Hall at First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway. Cost is $10 per house. For more info: 843-681-3696,

28th Chamber Young Professionals Group
This event takes place at Corks Neighborhood Wine Bar from 5:30-7:00 p.m. for individuals 40-and-under. For more info: 843-785-3673,

30th Pink Birdie Club - Come Golf with Us!
Join Pink Magazine and Hilton Head National Golf Club for a nine-hole scramble from 2:30-5 p.m. Cost is $35 per player and includes hors d'oeuvres and wine. For more info: 843-842-5900, or see the ad on page 64

Coming in January

28th Black and White Heart Ball

The American Heart Association's annual fundraiser takes place at 6:30 p.m. at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa. For more info: 800-950-2482 ext. 6259, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or see the ad on page 71

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