Community Events

May l - Bluffton Farmer's Market

Starting on May l, 2-7 pm, the Farmer's Market will be held every Thursday at the Bluffton Oyster Company Park, Old Town Bluffton.  Fun for the family w/food for sale, and entertainment.  Local produce including organic - vegetables, fruits, herbs, plants and flowers. For more info call Diane Fornari,
843-785-7341 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

May 1, 2, 3 - Hilton Head Prep Presentation of "High School Musical"

Performance at the Hilton Head High VPAC, at 7 pm, artistic direction
by Don Hite.  Call  843- 671-2286, Ext. 278 for tickets.

May 2-4 - Banana Open Junior Challenge

To be held at Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center; benefiting the Charles P. Darby Children's Research Institute, at MUSC Children's Hospital. Junior Boys & Girls Singles - Novice & Tournament level play - Adult/Child Doubles Round Robin.  For registration and tournament info, contact Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center 843- 785-1152 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

May 2 -  Musical - Jekyll and Hyde

The May River Theatre Co., Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of this production. Evening performances at 8 pm, on May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17.  Sunday matinees at 3 pm, on May 4, 11 & 18.  Location: the Ulmer Auditorium- Bluffton Town Hall.  Reserved seats can be purchased. Please call the Box Office: 843- 815-5581; 10am-2pm &  6pm-7:30pm.
General info call 843- 837-7798

May 2 - The 2008 Art League National Juried Show
  Coastal Carolina Greer Gallery

The Juried Show opens in the Greer Gallery on May 2nd, with a reception 5-7 pm.  Awards will be presented to the winners.  The exhibition runs through May 25 and is a Bravo Event.  The Gallery is open M-F, 10am-4 pm; Sat/Sun, 12-4 pm. For more info call 843-681-5060 or visit 

May 3 - Third Annual NAMI Walk

NAMI Beaufort County is holding the 5K walk at the Hilton Oceanfront Resort.
Registration begins at 8:30 am and the walk will start at 10 am.
For more info call 843-681-2200 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  May 8 thru Sept. 2 - Apple Pie Painters

The Coastal Discovery Museum, at Honey Horn, will feature the Apple Pie Painters: from May 8 - Sept. 2. Inspired by Honey Horn, in the Hilton Head Regional Healthcare Temporary Exhibit Gallery.

May 9 & 10 - RELAY FOR LIFE

Honey Horn Plantation, May 9 -  7pm and May 10 - 7am.  To register a team call Patty Burke or Tammy Malone at 843-842-5188.

May 10 - A Workout Day . Lowcountry Autism Foundation

This fundraiser will be held at Beach City Health & Fitness, 39 Hospital Center Common, Hilton Head, from 7am-2pm.  Tickets to the Lowcountry Autism Foundation Cocktail Party and Silent Auction, at Palmetto Hall, the evening of the 10th, are available at the club's front desk.  For info call 843- 681-6161 or; info re autism


The Autism Foundation "Spring Fling", at Palmetto Hall, HH, 6pm - 10pm. This is a non-profit event supporting Beaufort County families.  Tickets are $65.  For more info call Candace Bird - 843-338-6338 or Tami Lawrence
at 843-342-9000.

May 10 - Annual Spring Luncheon
The American Association of University Women

The Annual Luncheon will be held at The Harbour Town Yacht Club.  Guest speaker will be Jim Jordan, Historian and Author.  Discussion will be "Wesleyan College: Georgia's First College for Women". For reservations call 843-689-5141.

May 10 - Kayak Nature Tour

Todd Ballantine will lead a guided Sea Kayak nature tour from 4-6 pm, departing from The Outside Hilton Head Kiosk, in the Shelter Cove Marina.  He is the author of the Lowcountry field guide, Tideland Treasure.  Space for the tour is limited. Info  and Reservations call 843-686-6996.
Proceeds will benefit The Friends of the Rivers.

May 11 - Heritage Aire Celtic Ensemble . Old Town Port Royal

Join us for the free Port Royal Performance Series. a component of the US Air Force, Heritage of American Band, Heritage Aire.  This blend of music is a contemporary musical approach with the traditional Celtic music style.
For info call 843-379-ARTS or

May 20 -  5th Annual Bold Strokes Golf Tournament

The Golf Tournament takes place at Colleton River.  Registration is at 9:30 am and a shotgun start at 11 am.  The $175 fee includes golf, cart, lunch, beverages and the 19th Hole Awards Party.   All proceeds will benefit arts education programs funded by the Island School Council for the Arts (ISCA).  For more info call Richard Friedman at 843-757-0018.

May 22 - Alzheimer's Respite & Resource Conference

The keynote speaker is nationally recognized and has written a book on how to address difficult behavior.  A panel has been selected to discuss different levels - medical, legal & resources.  The program coordinator is
Karen Doughtie - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

May 23 & 24 - Artist Showcase in Beaufort

Opening reception, Friday,  May 23 from 5-8:30 pm.  Presented by the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Blaw Construction. To be held at The Holiday Inn, 2225 Boundary St., Beaufort;  10 am - 6 pm.  Seventeen Lowcountry artists will be presented.
For more info call 843-986-1102 or visit

May 25 & 26   -  America Sings!

The Hilton Head Choral Society will present this concert at 7 pm, First Presbyterian Church. On May 26, Holy Family Church, at 7 pm.  For info and tickets ($5) call 843-341-3818 or

Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton "The Positive Place for Kids"

"Thank you" to the Singers, Stevens, Christensons & James for their support and efforts supporting the Bluffton Club.  The Singers offered their home for the BBQ event that raised $9,500 for the club's Youth Development work.
For more info email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  American Red Cross Open Blood Drives - 4/14/08 - 5/25/08
The Donor Center is open Mon. thru Thurs. 11 am -7 pm; Fri. 8 am - 3 pm and Sat. 8 am-2 pm; at 25 Tibet Ave. Savannah.  Donors may call 1-800GIVELIFE for the most updated info regarding blood drives.

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