Hilton Head ~ 2017 Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival

Celebrating 10 Years of
Coastal Culinary & Heritage

The Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival is a family friendly, week-long culinary and cultural tourism event, showcasing talented chefs, local seafood, special events, live music and more.

The 10th annual Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival, hosted by the David M. Carmines Memorial Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization helps raise money for other non-profit organizations including the Coastal Discovery Museum, Island Recreation Scholarship Fund, Port Royal Sound Foundation, Gullah Heritage Museum and Medical University of South Carolina.

Here’s the schedule of events–you don’t want to miss a thing!

Santa Elena History Center Home School Days



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Cost: $6.00; Children 5 and under free

No preregistration needed. Just show up, learn and have fun.

Our flexibly structured Home School Days are designed for families to learn together while exploring the museum. We will have three different ongoing activity stations in addition to the exhibits, which can all be done at your own pace. Perfect for ages 6-14. Allow about an hour and a half to see and do everything.

Museum: Our exhibit, Santa Elena: America’s Untold Story, tells the story of the 16th Century Spanish town of Santa Elena that was located on Parris Island, South Carolina from 1566-1587. Learn what historians and archaeologists have uncovered about the town and its inhabitants.


Camp Dig it: Explore the world of archaeology by excavating reproduction artifacts using the same methods and techniques that a real archaeologist would. See what you can find out about those who lived at Santa Elena.


Meet a settler from Santa Elena: Learn about the history of the town of Santa Elena from the accounts of someone who was there.

Cultures and Conflicts: Hear about the interactions that took place between the Native Americans and the Spanish. See and touch reproduction artifacts that represent what the Spanish and Native Americans used and traded for.


Ridgeland ~ The Talking Drum with Julian Gooding at Morris Center


Join storyteller, documentary film-maker and percussionist Julian Gooding as he uses music to recite the oral traditions of West Africa. His interactive storytelling style encourages both
children and adults to take part in each story and become the characters or create mood and imagery with props and world percussion. Julian Gooding has been a documentary filmmaker for over 30 years, specializing in short films that celebrate life and the preservation of cultures.

For more information visit www.morrisheritagecenter.org

Port Royal ~ Bands, Brews & BBQ


FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice announces the 8 th Annual Bands, Brews & BBQ Competition presented by Coastal Carolina Hospital. Port Royal, SC, February 24 & 25, 2017 – Bands, Brews & BBQ will offer bands, bbq wings, barbecue and craft beers as well as the music of The Cluster Shucks and Cranford Hollow on Friday and Saturday, February 24 th & 25 th on Paris Ave, hosted by the Town of Port Royal.

This is an official South Carolina Barbecue Association sanctioned event which kicks off the 2017 season. The event benefits FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice.


General admission passes are available online in advance for $10 per day for adults and $5 per child, (kids 12 & under FREE) or at entrance for $15 and $5. Sampling of wings Friday night and BBQ Saturday will be available for by purchasing tickets for $1. Craft brews, Budweiser and Pepsi products will be available for purchase. Event will take place rain or shine.

To purchase your tickets today or for more information and volunteer opportunities go to friendsofcarolinehospice.org or call 843-525- 6257.

Bluffton ~ May River Theater’s Boeing Boeing

It’s the 1960s, and swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, timid Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom, and catastrophe looms.

For tickets and more information visit www.mayrivertheater.com

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.