Community Calendar

This Month's Events:

Sundays- New Harmonies
Artworks will host this Sunday Concert Series, in conjunction with the Beaufort County Public Library. New Harmonies is a celebration of American Roots Music, and a traveling exhibit, created by the Smithsonian Institution, will be on display at the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott Street through February 4. Sunday concerts will take place at 3 p.m. at Artworks, with the exception of the January 15th concert which will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Frissell House at Penn Center, St. Helena Island. Cost is a $5 donation. For more info: 843-379-2787,

Mondays- 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,

Tuesdays- Brain Boosters
This weekly program by Memory Matters takes a pro-active approach to early memory loss. Events will take place from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Memory Matters. For more info: 843-842-6688

Wednesdays- Alzheimer's Support Group
Join Memory Matters every Wednesday from 9:45-11:15 a.m.. For more info: 843-842-6688

January 1st- Publix Bluffton New Year's Day Polar Bear 5K

This fifth annual event takes place at 10 a.m., beginning and ending at Berkeley Place. A percentage of the proceeds from the event will benefit Palmetto Animal League and Bluffton Fins Swim Team. For more info: 843-757-8520,

January 5th- Artworks January Workshops
Thursdays, January 5th-February 9th: Clay workshops from 10 a.m.-noon and Wheelthrown from 1:15-3:15 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. Cost is $125 plus $25 per 25 lbs. of clay. Wednesdays beginning January 11th: Beginning Photography. Cost is $200. Tuesdays beginning January 24-February 28th from 6-8 p.m.: Basketry Combinations and Innovations. Cost is $80. All events take place at Artworks, 2127 Boundary Street in Beaufort Town Center. For more info:

January 7th- Tate/Coursen Memorial Walk/Run
This event, to benefit CODA, takes place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Beaufort Academy, 240 Sam's Point Road, Lady's Island. Participants can walk or run ten laps (5K) to commemorate each year since officers Tate and Coursen's deaths in 2002. Cost is $20 prior to the event or $25 on event day. For more info: 843-770-1074 ext.228,, or see the article on page 15

January 11th- League of Women Voters

Hilton Head Island Mayor Drew Laughlin will talk about the State of the Town at 10 a.m. in the meeting room of the Hilton Head Public Service District, 21 Oak Park Dr. (off Mathews Dr.), HHI. For more info 843-837-3436

January 11th- Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

This performance takes place at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on January 14th and 15th. For more info: 843-842-2787,, see the ad on page 61, or see the article on page 67

January 13th- HHI Ski Club Social

The Ski Club's Social Friday event will take place from 5-7 p.m. at Remy's CafÈ. For more info: 843-681-4181

January 14th- AAUW Meeting

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet at 10 a.m. at the Seabrook House, 300 Woodhaven Drive, HHI.  Pat Cano, co-chair of the cookbook project for the Sun City Avant Gardeners Club, will speak on the cultivation and therapeutic uses of herbs. For more info: 843-341-6638

January 17th- Heritage Library Winter Lectures

This four-part series takes place January 17th, 24th, 27th and 31st from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Pkwy. The fee per lecture for non-members is $10 individual and $15 for couples, or for members is $8 individual or $12 couple. For more info: 843-686-6560,

January 17th- Business Expo

This Hilton Head Island Chamber of Commerce event, takes place at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa, and is the largest business-building and networking event in the Lowcountry. For more info: 843-785-3673,

January 18th- Heritage Library Class Season

January's two-session program, "Starting Family Research," takes place January 18th and 25th from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Pkwy. Cost for non-members is $45, and $40 for members. For more info: 843-686-6560,

January 19th- PQG Monthly Meeting

The Palmetto Quilt Guild will hold its monthly meeting at Christ Lutheran Church, 829 Wm. Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island. Quilt artist and 2011 Teacher of the Year, Lyric Kinard, will present "Elements of Art", beginning at 1 p.m. $5 visitor fee. For more info: 843-785-3705

January 21st- Chamber Restaurant Week

This event takes place January 21st-28th and includes more than 50 member restaurants that will offer special prix-fixe, multi-course menus for Lowcountry diners. For more info:

January 22nd- CJA Jazz Rent Party

The Coastal Jazz Association will pay tribute to the Telfair Jazz Society in an event that takes place at the Savannah Westin Resort, beginning at 5 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public, but it is recommended that attendees offer a donation to go toward the Savannah Jazz Festival. For more info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

January 22nd- VIM Soup Challenge

This annual Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island (VIM) event takes place from 12-3 p.m. at the Westin Resort, HHI and features 20-30 of the area's best chefs. The $15 ticket includes all the soup you can eat and the chance to cast a vote for the "People's Choice" soup award. For more info: 843-681-6612 x235, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

January 24th- Hammering, Printing & Adventuring

This after school program begins January 24th and runs through March 6th from 4-5:30 p.m. at Artworks, 2127 Boundary Street in Beaufort Town Center. Cost is $50 per seven-week class, and class ages range from 6-16. For more info: 843-379-2787,

January 25th- Chamber Young Professionals Group

This networking event takes place at Corks Neighborhood Wine Bar from 5:30-7 p.m. for individuals 40-and-under. For more info: 843-785-3673,

January 25th- Endangered Species Trade Lecture

The Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, HHI, will host a program from 3-4 p.m. The cost is $5 per adult (12 and over) and reservations are required. For more info: 843-689-6767 ext 223

January 27th- Uncork the Wine & Food Festival

The pre-festival events include, "Uncork" the Festival on January 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Bomboras Grille, and the International Wine Judging and Competition on January 28th and 29th at Sea Pines Resort, Harbour Town Conference Center. For more info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 59

January 28th- Hilton Head Island Snow Day

This event takes place from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Shelter Cove Park. Admission is $10 for children ages 2-18, adults are free. All proceeds benefit the Hilton Head Island Recreation Association Children's Scholarship Fund. For more info: 843-681-7273, or see the ad on page 58

January 28th- Mardi Gras on Paris Avenue

The annual Mardi Gras Take Over gala will take place from 7-11 p.m. at The Shed on Paris Avenue in Old Village Port Royal. The gala features live music from the fiery Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, direct from New Orleans. Tickets are $75. For more info: 843-379-2787,

January 28th- Rotary Club of Bluffton Oyster Roast

This event takes place from 5-8 p.m. at Bluffton Oyster Factory Park in Old Town Bluffton. Advance tickets are $25 per person, $30 day of the event. Kids 12 and under free with a paying adult.  Sodas, beer and wine are an additional charge. For more info: 843-540-9022,

January 28th- What the Heck Is This?

The Hilton Head Island Chapter of the Archaeological Society of South Carolina will hold its third annual event at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, HHI from 1-4 p.m. For more info: 843-363-5058

Coming in February

February 4th- Chamber Ball
Join the business community and enjoy fine dining, dancing, and entertainment at the annual event honoring the outstanding individuals and organizations that make a difference in the community. The event takes place at Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa at 6:30 p.m.  For more info: 843-785-3673,

February 7th- Lend Me a Tenor
Performances for the new show at the Arts Center begin February 7th and last through February 26th. Also in February, check out the Arts Center's "A Taste of Gullah" on February 11th. For more info: 843-842-2787, or see the ad on page 61

February 23rd- Hospice and Hearts
This red carpet affair, girl's night out will benefit Hospice Care of the Lowcountry. The event takes place from 6:30-9 p.m. at Windows on the Waterway, Hilton Head Plantation. The cost is $45 and includes food, wine, and prize drawing. $100 Star Sponsor includes food, wine, prize drawing and your loved one's name on a Walk of Fame Star. For more info: 843-706-2296, or see the ad on page 65

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