• Sea Pines Forest Preserve

    The Sea Pines Forest Preserve is one of the best places you have probably never seen.  Located within Sea Pines, you can easily get there by following 278 south (turn left out of Palmetto Dumes) straight through the round-about.  The fee for a day pass for a car is $8 which will allow you to explore the nature preserve as well as Harbour Town (with the lighthouse and restaurants) and the Salty Dog complex. A little difficult to find, the easiest way to get there is to take a brand new access road they made right after the community garden.  The main road jogs to the left and you will…

  • March 2020 around Hilton Head

    Arts & Culture  MARCH 4  SOBA ANNUAL JUDGED SHOW OPENING RECEPTION: Come meet participating local artists who use acrylic, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, watercolor or 3-D mediums. Free. 5-7 p.m., Center for Creative Arts, 6 Church St., Bluffton. 843-757-6586 or www.sobagallery.com. MARCH 7  AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILT TRADITION WORKSHOP: Instruction by Cookie Washington. $10. 12:30 p.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Blvd., Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org. MARCH 7  YOUTH ARTSFEST: Dance and drama workshops, entertainment, craft projects and ISCA’s Rising Stars and Promising Picasso’s youth art exhibition. Suitable for all ages. Free. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or www.artshhi.com. MARCH 9 …

  • February 2020 in Hilton Head

    Feb. 1 Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Youth Concerto Competition: 1:30 p.m. Feb. 1; SoundWaves, 7 Lagoon Rd., Hilton Head Island; $15 at www.hhso.org. Through Feb. 1 ‘It’s Hip to be Square’: Jan. 6 to Feb. 1, opening reception 5-7 p.m. Jan. 10; Society of Bluffton Artists gallery; info: www.sobagallery.com, 843-757-6586. Exhibition of artwork from more than 50 Bluffton and May River high school students; proceeds benefit Naomi McCracken Scholarship for students who plan to pursue an art-related degree. Feb. 2 ‘John Sheppard in Recital’: 2 p.m. Feb. 2; Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Rd., Bluffton; suggested donation $20; info: 843-837-3330, www.uulowcountry.org. Feb. 4 Real estate workshop series: Downsizing workshop: 3:30-5:30…

  • December 2019

    THROUGH DEC. 21 SANTA VISITS SHELTER COVE: Santa and Mrs. Claus will greet children and take photos. Free. 5-7 p.m., Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-3090 or www.sheltercovetownecentre.com. THROUGH DEC. 31  HOLIDAY LIGHTS AT SHELTER COVE: Enjoy holiday lights all season long at this spectacular display. Free. Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.sheltercovetownecentre.com. THROUGH JAN. 1  HARBOUR TOWN LIGHTS: Stroll along the harbor and enjoy illuminated seasonal figures and a towering Christmas tree. Featuring live entertainment and activities throughout the month. Free. Harbour Town, 149 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-842- 1979 or www.seapines.org. DEC. 1  BROAD CREEK CLEAN UP: Join The Outside Foundation for…

  • Where to get local seafood

    Many who visit the beach will be looking to find some great seafood but don’t want something that was shipped frozen from 200 miles away. Fortunately, Hilton Head has some great choices where you can find fish, shrimp and clams caught within the island’s waters.  We did an informal survey of local residents to find restaurants that serve at least some local seafood, and this article presents our findings. First, realize that it is easiest to get local seafood if you order what is in season.  Oysters, for instance, are readily available in months that end in ‘r’, so if you order them in the summer they were shipped in. …