December 2018 Community Calendar


Read a Book Month  |  7th - Pearl Harbor Day
21st - Winter Solstice  |  25th - Christmas Day
30th - Take a Walk Day  |  31st - New Years Eve

During December—

Thursdays: Melt Away Pounds:
5:30-7:30 p.m.; two sessions: 2 pm and 4:30 pm. Free workshop explains the science behind Metabolic Weight Loss for a new energetic you! Stephens Compounding Pharmacy, 55 Mathews Drive, HHI; 843.686.3040; see ad on page 18.

Dec 1  TEDx Hilton Head Women
8:30-2 p.m. at Poseidon Coastal Cuisine, 38 Shelter Cove Lane, HHI. TED talks from local women who are Showing Up and Shaping Up our community for the better. Powerful and Uplifting! $65 ticket (purchase at Eventbrite) includes continental breakfast/lunch/swag bag.

Dec 1 & 9 A Coastal Christmas
Dec. 1: 3:30 p.m. The Shore Notes Chorus presents “A Coastal Christmas”: Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 351 Buckwalter Parkway, Bluffton; voluntary donation. Dec 9: 2:30 pm: Island Lutheran Church, 4400 Main Street, HHI. $10/tickets at Burke’s Pharmacy or from Shore Note members:

DEC 1-15 Holiday LUX Love
Daily Specials on fillers, hair removal, microneedling, facials and hydrafacial services, meet the experts and bring a toy to help our locals! Details: See the ad page 5 and call 843.781.6672.

Dec 2–8 Festival of Trees & Gingerbread 5K
Join Friends of Caroline Hospice for a week of fun...Dec 2: Snow Day; Dec 4-6: See the Trees; Dec 6: Celebration of Giving Gala; Dec. 8: Gingerbread 5K. Tabby Place in Downtown Beaufort. Details: 843.525.6257.

DEC 5-30 An American in Paris
Evenings & matinee performances: A dance-rich musical, perfect for the whole family. Details/Tickets: Arts Center of Coastal Carolina- 14 Shelter Cove Lane, HHI: 843.842.ARTS (2787) and See the ad page 54.

DEC 5 December Plant Eaters Meeting
6:30 pm- Meet long-distance runner, Ray Bing, for two topic discussion on Veganism and Athleticism; Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry- 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. Details:

DEC 6  Annual Holiday Party at Lettrs
5:30–7 pm. Local authors, food and drink, goody bags with purchase for first 25 people. Lettrs, 1303 Main Street, HHI. See the ad page 17.

DEC 5-7  Fiber Artists Holiday Boutique
Noon- 5pm both days: Reception Dec. 7 at 5pm. Members will sell items for the fiber art lovers in your families. Coastal Art Supply, 216 West Street, Beaufort. Details: d FAB: Fiber artists of Beaufort.

DEC 7 Winter Wonderland Festival
4-8 pm. Island Rec hosts annual event at Shelter Cove Community Park, HHI with carnival games, children’s parade, bounce houses, golden candy cane hunt and more. See the ad page 34 or

DEC 7 Music on Malphrus: Zoe Lewis  
6 pm: Doors open, Concert: 7 pm.  Affectionately known as “A Band in A Body”—Zoe entertains with acoustic funk, Latin jazz and swinging folk music. $20 tickets at the door; Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry- 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. Details: 843.837.8330 or

DEC 8 Blue & White Christmas Bazaar   
10am – 7pm: A Blue and White Christmas Bazaar hosted by the Mu Pi Zeta Chapter of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Beaufort. Shop holiday crafts and specialty items. Proceeds support autism and elder care awareness, mental health and mentoring programs. Details: Mu Pi Zeta: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 843.476.0526.
DEC 9 Marianne Stillwagon at SOBA
3-5 pm: Artist Marianne Stillwagon exhibits her Contemporary Primitive Americana art. Free Wine and Cheese reception at SOBA Gallery; Church and Calhoun Streets; Old Town Bluffton. Exhibit runs Dec 3 – Jan 6, 2019. Open to the public. Details: 843.757.6586.

DEC 9 Holiday Party: Lettrs – Bluffton
2 – 4 pm. Please join us to Sip & Shop and Food & Drinks at Lettrs, 8 State of Mind Street, Bluffton. Details: See ad page 17 or call 843.707.1270.

Dec 9 Open House Dessert Party
2-4 p.m.- at the Hilton Head Heroes House, 1 Spanish Moss in Sea Pines Plantation. Donations appreciated. Details:

DEC 10 Serendipity Med Spa Event
Noon- 8 pm. One-day only discount raffles; gift certificate specials, go to Facebook for details or call 843.342.2639 and see the ad page 33.

DEC 12 Pink Night: Bad Dates
Pink Magazine & Lean Ensemble Ladies' Night Premier Party! $30; Limited space. Mail Check for $30 to: Lean Ensemble, PO Box 23214, HHI, SC 29925. Additional Bad Dates show dates Dec 12-16: 7:30 evenings; 2 pm-Dec 16 matinee. Presented by Lean Ensemble. Location: Sound Waves, 7 Lagoon Road, HHI. Tickets: $40pp/$15 active military & students; Details: See the ad page 47, call 843.715.6676 or

DEC 12 Lowcountry Owls
3 pm. Licensed Wildlife Educator, Nancy Owen will have live owls at her special Coastal Discovery Museum program: Five species of Lowcountry Owls and owl natural history. $7 pp/reservations required: ages 12 and older, please. Details: 843.689.6767, Ext. 223. Location: 70 Honey Horn Drive, HHI.

DEC 14 Holiday Open House
4-8 pm. Join us for bubbly and hors d’oeuvres at Hilton Head Plastic Surgery office, HHI. Enter to win 1 of 3 fabulous baskets of products and services. Details: 843.681.4088 and see the ad page 56..

DEC 19 Responsible Oystering
3 pm. Andrew Carmines, General Manager of Hudson Seafood, will speak at the Coastal Discovery Museum on the responsibility and future of Oyster Farming in the Lowcountry. $7 pp/reservations required, ages 12 and older, please; limited seating: 843. 689.6767, ext. 223. Location: 70 Honey Horn Drive, HHI.

DEC 19 WAHHI  Holiday Luncheon
11am- social hour- Noon luncheon. The cast of An American in Paris will entertain. Women’s Assoc. of Hilton Head Island will also collect toys for the Children’s Center and Bluffton Self Help. Tickets: $30 members/$38 guests; (online tickets +$2). Memberships/ticket details:  Call 443.418.6445 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DEC 24 Christmas Eve Candlelight Services
Four Celebrations of the Coming of Christ await you and your loved ones for Christmas Eve in Bluffton Under the Stars, and at 20 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island: St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church. Details in ad page 49 or call 843.785.4711.

JAN 10 Pink Partini at Hickory Tavern
5:30-8 pm. Join us at Hickory Tavern, 44 Shelter Cove Lane, HHI - To wrap-up the Season with a GAL-EBRATION—team with the most spirited attired “fans” wins prizes! Details: see the ad page 4.

JAN 12 Let’s Get It Started Writing Workshop
9:30 – 4pm: workshop, 4-5pm: readings. Join Pink Magazine and Beach Shack Writers for a one-day personal motivation & writing workshop: HH Beach & Tennis Resort; 40 Folly Field Rd., HHI. See ad page 15 for details/ register at

JAN 19 Beaufort Beach Ball
6 – 11 pm. At the Palmetto Room at St. Peter Catholic Church; entertainment by Deaz Guyz. Event benefits Wardle Family YMCA’s Capital Campaign. Silent Auction, Golf Cart Raffle, Food and drink. See the ad page 52 for tickets and details.