Hilton Head ~ SC Shore Bird Migration at Coastal Discovery

Photo courtesy of SC DNR

The Coastal Discovery Museum will host Nicholas Wallover, the Regional Biologist for the ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve on February 10 at 3 pm for this program about our shorebirds.  Every spring, thousands of shorebirds utilize South Carolina’s beach and marsh habitats.  These habitats provide critical stopover areas for birds on their northbound migration to breeding sites, while others will nest in these beautiful coastal landscapes of South Carolina.  Come learn about the important role SC plays in the life cycle of spring migrants and local nesting species, and what we can do to protect this incredible part of our state’s natural heritage.

For more information and a complete schedule of events visit www.coastaldiscovery.org.

Cost is $7 per person and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223.  The Museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island.

Beaufort ~ Valentine Ball Weekend Cocktail Party


Please mark your calendars for Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11 when Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation will host the Valentine Ball Weekend at The Beaufort Inn’s Tabby Place. This will be the 28th Annual Valentine Ball and the first ever cocktail affair the night before.

On Friday night in addition to cocktails, lavish hors d’oeuvres and sampling bourbon or fine wines, there will be live jazz. Joyce and Richard Gray are the honorary chairs for the cocktail attire event.

Saturday night will be the black tie Ball itself. Co-chairs are Drs. Andrea Hucks and Dan Ripley with Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Geier. It will include privately hosted dinners, dancing to The New Royals Band, open bar, and gourmet desserts. Also, new this year, the silent auction is going mobile! There will be online bidding opening on Wednesday, February 8.

*Proceeds from both events will benefit BMH cancer services.*

For more information on Friday night’s festivities → http://bit.ly/2fX9SKh

For more information on Saturday night → http://bit.ly/2gQXHw2

Visit valentineball.org or call 843-522-5774 for additional information.

Beaufort ~ Penn Center Gullah African Diaspora Artist Exhibit & Reception


Penn Center celebrates Black History Month with the opening of “Been Here Before”, a compilation of artistic works and historical representations by twelve accomplished Gullah African Diaspora Artist (GADA).  The York W. Bailey Museum will open this exhibition with a reception, Friday, February 10th at 6pm.   “Been Here Before” will be on exhibit through May 30, 2017. GADA, formerly Omo Isonas, celebrates the groups’ twentieth anniversary with various artistic adaptations in “Been Here Before,” such as lectures, panel discussions, and spoken word activities that will explore the history, politics and impact of GADA’s contributions to the art world, the group’s journey and the individual artistic voyage of the artists.  Featured artists includes globally acclaimed award winning artists including- Arianne King Comer, Al Davis, Mary Dawson, James Denmark, Diane Britton Dunham, Hank Herring, Kenneth Hodges, Susan Madison, Brenda Singleton,  James “Saint” St. Clair, Jery B. Taylor, and Richard White.  For further information please email:  Diane Britton Dunham at GullahADA@gmail.com call Penn Center 843.838.2474 or info@penncenter.com



Beaufort ~ 3 Redneck Tenors at USCB Center For The Arts


The 3 Redneck Tenors are a new breed in the “tenor genre” – their musical comedy featuring classically trained veteran artists is like Duck Dynasty goes to Carnegie Hall – down home laughs with big city music! Written by opera- veteran Matthew Lord with music arranged by award-winning composer Craig Bohmler, The 3 Redneck Tenors have been thrilling audiences since 2006. These boys have seen it all, sing it all, and make us laugh ’till we double over, reminding us that in life, it is not just the destination, it’s the journey. Get ready for one side splitting ride as we go on an excursion only the 3 Redneck Tenors could have had… delighting audiences with their vocal prowess and a smorgasbord of songs and music ranging from Gospel, to Country, to Broadway, Pop, and Classical.

Tickets: Adults $35, Seniors/Military $30,
Students/Children $15


Hilton Head ~ Arts Center of Coastal Carolina: Leading Ladies

Set in the 1950s, Leading Ladies focuses on two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, who find their careers in a serious rut. They are currently performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to two long lost English nephews, the actors resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. Hilarity ensues when it turns out the relatives are actually nieces and not nephews. Jack and Leo are not above passing themselves off as two English women to cash in on the would-be inheritance. Things get even more complicated when Leo falls madly in love with the old lady’s vivacious niece, Meg, who’s engaged to the local minister. Disastrous decisions make this upended comedy completely hilarious. Written by Ken Ludwig who also penned the wildly entertaining Lend Me a Tenor, Crazy for You, and Moon over Buffalo.

Performances are Tuesday-Saturday at 8 pm; Sundays at 2 pm; no performances on Mondays.