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cEditor’s Note Home to awe-inspiring natural beauty, temperate winter weather, a variety of outdoor activities and festive events, the joys of the holiday season on Hilton Head Island are too numerous to count. Spend warm winter days navigating miles of paved public pathways on a rented bike or head out for a leisurely stroll on miles of white-sand beaches. Set sail on a dolphin nature cruise or paddle pristine waterways on a guided kayak trip. Work on your game at dozens of world-class golf courses or simply kick back, relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the season. Gather family and friends for a delicious meal at hundreds of local restaurants, book a private room and host your own party or reserve a spot at one of the special New Year‘s Eve celebrations taking place around the Island. For tips on what to order and holiday hours of operation, look over our “Must Taste” and “Holiday Dining” features. If last-minute shopping is on your agenda, you can find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list at countless area boutiques, specialty retailers and factory outlet stores. Our “Holiday Gift Guide” has great ideas for unique merchandise, experiences and services you just won’t find anywhere else. With holiday light displays, home tours, concerts, benefits, productions, festivals, commemorations, Santa sightings and more taking place throughout the month, there is something for all ages to do, see and experience. Take a moment to look over our detailed “Calendar of Events” and “Holiday Highlights,” so you don’t miss a thing. Also in this issue of Island Events, Georgene Mortimer of Island Winery explains why wine is always a tasteful gift, Chef Ryan Alphaugh of Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta & Steak House serves up a delicious recipe for Shrimp Bisque and Certified Health Coach Shelly Hudson of Powerhouse Family Fitness Gym has tips on enjoying a healthy holiday. Former PGA Tour pro Doug Weaver discusses the science of the golf swing, Kathleen McMenamin of H2O Sports looks for Hooded Mergansers and Capt. Patte Ranney of Outside Hilton Head finds Horseshoe Crabs on the beach. As always, the best in the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire can be found at hiltonhead.com, hiltonheadisland.com, bluffton.com, beaufort.com, savannah.com and stsimonsisland.com. Plan your stay with the help of our popular websites and check out the online versions of our “priceless” publications. Happy holidays from all of us at Island Communications! We wish you and yours abundance, happiness and peace in the New Year.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER ....................Linda Rew-Gifford PUBLISHER ................................................Lorraine Jenness ART DIRECTOR ................................................Jennifer Mlay PRODUCTION DIRECTOR ....................................Lynn Smith EDITOR ............................................................Allyson Jones CONTRIBUTING WRITERS .................................... Jo Emery, Shelly Hudson, Kathleen McMenamin, Georgene Mortimer, Patte Ranney, Doug Weaver ACCOUNTING ..................................................Mallory Raley DISTRIBUTION STAFF................................Bruce McLemore, Gerry Norris, John Tant CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER ....................Joyce Harkins

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About Our Cover... Lillian VanDeventer celebrates her first Christmas on the beaches of Hilton Head Island. Photography by Joyce Harkins, Hilton Head Island Photography.

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Holiday Highlights By Allyson Jones Must Taste Island Calendar Activities and Events Islandwide Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta & Steak House Shrimp Bisque Courtesy of Chef Ryan Alphaugh No Ordinary Stocking Stuffer By Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery Holiday Dining Top 10 Tips For Healthy Holidays By Shelly Hudson, Certified Health Coach, Powerhouse Family Fitness Gym Holiday Gift Guide Island Beaches Island Horoscope – December An Island Events Favorite Island Tides Recreational Pathways Guide Horseshoe Crabs By Capt. Patte Ranney, Outside Hilton Head Hooded Mergansers By Kathleen McMenamin, H2O Sports A Good Swing Isn’t Rocket Science (or is it?) By I.J. Schecter with Doug Weaver Events Puzzle By Jo Emery

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Editor’s Note Dining & Lounges Lodging & Real Estate Arts & Services Puzzle Answer Shopping Activities Holiday & Community Worship Golf Chart Directory of Advertisers Map of Hilton Head Island

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Holiday Highlights by Allyson Jones

With festive fundraisers, spectacular productions, fascinating exhibits, Christmas light displays, holiday home tours, Santa sightings, Civil War commemorations and New Year’s Eve parties, December is the most wonderful time of year on Hilton Head Island. Take a look at just a few of the special happenings taking place this month:

Free Santa Visits & Pictures The South Beach Inn

Down at The Salty Dog Café in South Beach Marina Village, Shrimpfest continues through the end of the year with a choice of savory local shrimp dishes offered nightly at a great price. Before or after dinner, stroll through the Village and check out hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights and Christmas decorations during the annual South Beach Holiday Lights extravaganza. Stop by the South Beach Inn through December 17 for Free Santa Visits & Pictures with treats for the whole family, including well-behaved dogs, on Fridays and Saturdays from 3-7 p.m. (843) 671-6498 or saltydog.com.

The Sea Pines Resort Celebrate the season in The Sea Pines Resort where the Harbour Town Lights glitter until January 2. Enjoy dozens of illuminated figures and displays, including the Harbour Town Lighthouse and a 30-foot Christmas tree, vote on your favorite artwork created by local elementary school students hanging in shop windows during the Holiday Window Contest and make a difference by donating canned goods and unwrapped toys to The Deep Well Project. Plenty of live entertainment and fun family activities take place in Harbour Town throughout the month, including Holiday Fun with Yostie and the Puppet Patrol and Visits with Santa on December 16, Gregg Russell’s Christmas Concert on December 23, and the 11th Annual Polar Bear Swim followed by a New Year’s Eve Golf Ball Drop from the top of the Lighthouse on December 31. For details and a complete schedule, call (843) 842-1979 or visit seapines.com/events.

tory stores, Visit with Santa Island Style in the courtyard of Tanger Outlet Center 2 on Saturdays and Sundays from 124 p.m. through December 18. Santa has treats for the kids, Tanger coupon books for parents and a professional photographer is on hand to snap pictures. (843) 837-5410 or tangeroutlet.com. Coligny Plaza Those who need to check on their naughty or nice status can also visit with Santa at Coligny Plaza on December 10 during the Christmas Festival & Oyster Roast. Eat, drink and be merry with live music, photos with Santa and a Toy Drive to benefit the Deep Well Project. (843) 842-6050 or colignyplaza.com.

On December 31, ring in the New Year during A Salty Dog New Year’s Eve with hors d‘oeuvres, dinner, drinks, music, dancing, a midnight champagne toast and Salty Dog fun. Reservations are required. (843) 290-9875 or saltydog.com.

South Carolina Repertory Company “A Marvelous Party,” join the South Carolina Repertory Company for the delightful musical revue, Oh, Coward!, December 1-18. A theatrical celebration of Noel Coward’s wit and warmth, show times are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. December 1 is the Opening Night Champagne Reception or join the cast and director for Talkbacks after the December 7th and 13th performances. (843) 342-2057 or hiltonheadtheatre.com.

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Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn On December 20, 1860,

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South Carolina became the first state to secede from the Union. Four months later, the Civil War began when Confederate artillery opened fire on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. Commemorating this defining moment in American history, Civil War in the Lowcountry, an exhibition tracing the early history of the Civil War on Hilton Head Island, is on display at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn through April 30. December 1-4, the Coastal Discovery Museum and the Lowcountry Civil War Round Table, Inc. have partnered to present the Lowcountry Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration. This fourday event includes lectures by prominent historians, theatrical performances, a Civil War encampment and re-enactment, tours of local and regional Civil War sites and a narrated boat trip recreating the Battle of Port Royal Sound. Various ticket packages are available. (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or coastaldiscovery.org. Hilton Head Choral Society A holiday tradition, the Hilton Head Choral Society’s 27th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes - The Bells of Belfair takes place on December 4 from 12-5 p.m. Tour six unique homes decorated in holiday splendor in Bluffton’s Belfair Plantation, enjoy refreshments and live Christmas music at the Belfair Clubhouse and enter to win one of six Mark Roberts’ Christmas Fairies. On December 9, the Choral Society presents The Sounds of Christmas – A Kaleidoscope of Carols at First Presbyterian Church with traditional carols and holiday tunes from England, Europe and the USA featuring the HHCS Chorus, Youth Chorale and orchestra. For tour or concert tickets, call (843) 341-3818 or visit hiltonhead.com

hiltonheadchoralsociety.org. Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Showcasing the talents of guest conductor Teddy Abrams and 2011 HHSO Youth Concerto Competition winner Annie Bender, the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra’s 30th “Be Our Guest” season continues at First Presbyterian Church on December 5 with Celebrate the Season. Highlights of this holiday concert include Mozart’s Sleighride, the Hallelujah Chorus and selections from The Nutcracker. (843) 842-2055 or hhso.org. Art League of Hilton Head Gallery In the Art League of Hilton Head Gallery at the Arts Center, the Fine Art Crafts Guild’s debut exhibition, CraftHiltonHead2011, is on view through December 30 with an Artist Reception on December 1 from 5-7 p.m. (843) 681-5060 or artleaguehhi.org.

The Drowsy Chaperone Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Our 9th Annual Community Christmas Day Dinner A celebration of Christ’s birthday, Our 9th Annual Community Christmas Day Dinner at Aunt Chiladas Easy Street Cafe takes place on December 25 from 11 a.m.3 p.m. Enjoy a free turkey buffet and carolers with free will offerings accepted for Meals on Wheels and Second Helpings. Reservations are encouraged. (843) 304-1086 or 705-5725. Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta & Steakhouse In Shelter Cove Harbour, Earl Williams serenades the arrival of the New Year at Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta & Steak House on December 31. Reservations are required for this evening of dinner, dancing, jazz and Motown music with a champagne toast at midnight. (843) 785-4442 or kingfisherseafood.com.

“The funniest musical you've never seen,” The Drowsy Chaperone is center stage at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, December 731. A modern Broadway classic, give the gift of laughter this holiday season with tickets to the show or ring in the New Year at the 9:30 p.m. performance on December 31 with complimentary champagne, party favors and a midnight countdown with the cast. For tickets, call (843) 842-2787 or visit artshhi.com.

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Must Taste The British Open Pub offers authentic English food, American favorites and Certified Angus beef in a family-friendly, pubstyle atmosphere at both their Hilton Head and Bluffton locations. Casey’s Sports Bar & Grille features the Island’s best over-sized wings and house specialties like the Roast Beef on Weck, a variety of wraps, cheese steaks, sandwiches, salads and enormous hamburgers. Enjoy creative cuisine, legendary seafood specialties, decadent desserts and spectacular waterfront dining at the Chart House. Seafood Lovers can jump right into a steamed seafood pot filled with lobster, shrimp, snow crab legs and oysters at either of the two great waterfront locations of The Crazy Crab. What’s more delicious than a doughnut? A fresh, hot, hand-dipped, custom-made cake doughnut from Flamingo’s Doughnut Cafe. The Frosty Frog Cafe not only serves up the most outrageously delicious frozen daiquiris, Frosty also offers finger-licking good food. Award-winning wings are just one of the tasty menu items found at Hilton Head Brewing Co. — 1st Overall Winner of the 2011 Hilton Head Island WingFest. It’s Greek To Me serves the Island’s best calamari, an array of Greek specialty dishes and homemade, mouth-watering desserts while dining indoors or out on the spacious patio or roof-top terrace. Build your own Seafood Volcano — a smoking mound of seafood — at Kingfisher Seafood Pasta & Steak House on the water at Shelter Cove Harbour. Great seafood and steaks can be enjoyed, along with a breathtaking view, while seated indoors or out at Lands End Tavern. Fresh, homemade and tasty American and Mediterranean food can be found at The Market Street Cafe, a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Enjoy a full menu of seafood, salads and sandwiches served along with tropical freezes and ocean breezes at The Salty Dog Cafe. For the very best in Italian cuisine, visit Stellini Italian Restaurant — the Lowcountry’s “Little Italy” since 1989! Fresh seafood, delicious steaks and sandwiches, along with one of the best views on the Island, can be found at The Wreck of The Salty Dog Cafe.


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Monday - Friday: Cardio Tennis at the Sea Pines Racquet Club, 8 & 11 a.m.; Mon., Wed. & Fri. at 6 p.m. Provides players of all skill levels with a high-energy tennis workout. Single sessions available. (843) 363-4495 or seapines.com.

Ongoing: Daily Alligator & Wildlife Tours in The Sea Pines Resort Forest Preserve hosted by the H2O Nature Center. (843) 686-5323 or h2osportsonline.com.

Monday - Thursday: Wine & Cheese Happy Hour at the Island Winery starting at 4 p.m. Cover charge. 12-A Cardinal Rd. (843) 842-3141 or islandwinery.com.

Ongoing: Powerhouse Kids Club for ages 6 months-12 years at Island Playground in Bluffton’s Bridge Center. Children have private, supervised use of Island Playground while adults work out at Powerhouse Family Fitness Gym. Call for details. 1538 Fording Island Rd. (843) 706-9700 or island-playground.com.

Mondays: “Where Does the Power Come From?” golf clinic and demonstration with Doug Weaver at the Jones Golf Center in Palmetto Dunes, 4 p.m. Free. (843) 785-1138 or palmettodunes.com.

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cCalendar Tuesday - Sunday: Gullah Heritage Trail Tours depart from the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. Experience the Gullah culture of Hilton Head Island on a narrated tour. Reservations required. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 681-7066 or gullaheritage.com. Thursdays: ArtStart visual arts class for ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina through Dec. 15, 2-3 p.m. Pre-registration required. 14 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 686-3945 ext. 233 or artshhi.com. Thursdays: Bluffton Farmer’s Market at Carson Cottages in Old Town Bluffton through Dec. 22, 2-6 p.m. Programs for Exceptional People (PEP) will sell their pottery at the Dec. 22 market. 40 Calhoun St. (843) 415-2447 or farmersmarketbluffton.com. Fridays & Saturdays: Free Santa Visits & Pictures with treats for the whole family, including well-behaved dogs, at the South Beach Inn in South Beach Marina Village, 3-7 p.m. Through Dec. 17. 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. (843) 671-6498 or saltydog.com. 14 ISLAND EVENTS DECEMBER 2011

Fridays: Social Shag Dance Night hosted by the Hilton Head Island Carolina Shag Club at Remy’s Bar & Grill, 6-9 p.m. Open dancing with a DJ spinning beach music. 130 Arrow Rd. (843) 505-0152 or hhishag.com. Saturdays & Sundays: Visits with Santa Island Style at the holiday tiki post in the courtyard of Tanger Outlet 2 through Dec. 18, 12-4 p.m. Free treats for kids and a free Tanger coupon book for parents with a professional photographer available to snap pictures. 1414 Fording Island Rd. (843) 837-5410 or tangeroutlet.com. Saturdays: Hardeeville Farmers & Artists Market at Hilton Head Lakes North, 9 a.m.3 p.m. Hwy. 278 near Exit 8. (843) 784-3606 or hardeevillechamberofcommerce.com. December 1 - April 30: “Civil War in the Lowcountry,” an exhibition tracing the early history of the Civil War on Hilton Head Island, at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 689-6767 or coastaldiscovery.org. December 1 - January 11: The Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island is seeking artists for The Art Market at Honey hiltonhead.com


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ISLAND EVENTS cCalendar Horn, a juried fine art and craft show, April 28-29, 2012. Applications are available online. (843) 689-6767 ext. 225 or coastaldiscovery.org. December 1 - January 2: Harbour Town Lights at The Sea Pines Resort & Holiday Window Contest. Dozens of Christmas light displays, including the Harbour Town Lighthouse, with original works of art created by local elementary school students on display in shop windows. Canned goods, unwrapped toys and monetary donations will be accepted for the Deep Well Project at a kiosk near the Liberty Oak. (843) 842-1979 or seapines.com/events.

harvest with a choice of special shrimp recipes at a great price. 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. (843) 671-2233 or saltydog.com. December 1 - 31: David Randall, owner of FastFrame Expert Picture Framing in Port Royal Plaza, is selling his original portrait of Governor Nikki Haley and various sizes of high-quality prints. Proceeds from the sale of the original portrait benefit the charity of the customer’s choice. 95 Mathews Dr. (843) 342-7696 or e-mail dsrandall@yahoo.com. December 1 - 31: “The Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island” featuring 20 large-scale pieces created by local, regional and international artists is on display at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 689-6767 or hhipublicart.org.

December 1 - January 1: South Beach Holiday Lights in South Beach Marina Village. Thousands of twinkling lights and Christmas decorations. Free Santa Visits & Pictures with treats for the whole family, including well-behaved dogs, at the South Beach Inn on Dec. 2-3, 9-10 & 1617 from 3-7 p.m. 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. (843) 671-6498 or saltydog.com.

December 1 - 30: “CraftHiltonHead2011” Fine Art Crafts Guild Debut Exhibition in the Art League of Hilton Head Gallery at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Opening Reception on Dec. 1, 5-7 p.m. 14 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 681-5060 or artleaguehhi.org.

December 1 - 31: Annual Shrimpfest at The Salty Dog Café in South Beach Marina Village, 4 p.m.-close. Celebrate the local shrimp

December 1 - 23: “A Burst of Color,” an exhibit of works by the 11-member Les Bonnes Artistes, is on display at the Hilton Head Branch Library.

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Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta & Steak House Shrimp Bisque Courtesy of Chef Ryan Alphaugh

Ingredients

Directions Roux: In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine 1 1/2 cup of butter and flour. Cook stirring, until flour taste disappears or until a golden brown color, about 7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and set aside.

1 1/2 cups butter 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup all-purpose flour Salt and pepper to taste 10 oz. shrimp, peeled and de-veined (reserve shells) 6 oz. onions, minced 3/4 clove garlic, minced 1 1/2 tsp. paprika 3/4 cup tomato paste 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 2 Tbsp. brandy 3 cups heavy cream 1 3/4 tsp. butter Fresh chives, optional Extra virgin olive oil, optional

In a large sauce pan over medium heat, cook shrimp shells and onion in 1/4 cup of butter until onions are translucent. Stir in garlic, paprika, tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce and cook for 8 minutes mixing everything well together. Add brandy and burn off the alcohol. Let simmer for about 4 minutes. Strain through a fine wire mesh or a cheesecloth. Take the strained ingredients and add them back to your flour and butter saucepan. Add the cream and simmer in saucepan stirring very well so nothing sticks to the bottom. Cook your medium-diced shrimp with 1 3/4 tsp. of butter in a separate saute pan over medium heat until translucent. Add to the soup and enjoy. Garnish with fresh chives and a little swirl of extra virgin olive oil. A toasted baguette is always good for dipping. Serves 6. 16 ISLAND EVENTS DECEMBER 2011

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cCalendar Paintings in a variety of media. All artwork is for sale. 11 Beach City Rd. (843) 689-5088. December 1 - 19: 3rd Annual Charity Celebration of Trees at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. Bid on decorated trees to benefit the Sandalwood Community Food Pantry. 2 Grasslawn Ave. (843) 681-4000 or westinhiltonheadisland.com/holidays. December 1 - 18: The South Carolina Repertory Company presents “Oh, Coward!,” a delightful musical revue celebrating Noel Coward’s wit and warmth. Wed.-Sat. at 8 p.m.; Sun. at 2 p.m. Opening Night Champagne Reception on Dec. 1. Talkbacks on Dec. 7 & 13. 136 Beach City Rd. (843) 342-2057 or hiltonheadtheatre.com. December 1 - 4: The Lowcountry Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration hosted by the Lowcountry Civil War Roundtable and the Coastal Discovery Museum. Lectures by nationally-recognized experts/historians, a large Civil War encampment, historical tours of local and regional sites and a boat tour re-enacting the hiltonhead.com

Battle of Port Royal Sound. Various ticket packages are available. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or coastaldiscovery.org. December 1: “Heritage Library Fall Lecture Series: Beaufort & South Carolina at the Core” presented by Robert Smith, 1:30 p.m. Admission fee, reservations required. Savannah Bank Bldg., 852 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 686-6560 or heritagelib.org. December 1: “The Road Home,” a journey and weaving of thoughts, words, songs and speeches of those caught in the maelstrom of the early years of the Civil War, at the Hilton Head High School Visual and Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Produced by the Actors’ Theatre of South Carolina. 70 Wilborn Rd. (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or coastaldiscovery.org. December 2 - 16: “Art Academy Exhibit” is on display at the Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head. Opening Reception on Dec. 2, 5-7 p.m. The exhibit is open for viewing on weekdays, call for hours. 106 Cordillo Pkwy. (843) 842-5738 or artleaguehhi.org. December 2 - 3: Self-Guided Tours of Fort Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, part of the DECEMBER 2011 ISLAND EVENTS 17


No Ordinary Stocking Stuffer By Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery

... if you’ve been naughty this year, consider leaving a bottle of Chardonnay out for Santa...

With the gift-giving season upon us, we often hear, “It’s the thought that counts.” While you may indeed be thinking fondly of friends and loved ones when giving gifts this holiday season, how often do you really take the time to pick a thoughtful gift? When we give a gift, do we ever consider how much symbolism we wrap up with the package? Let’s consider, for a moment, how much symbolism is in a bottle of wine. You can convey much more than ordinary season’s greetings this year with wine; a great bottle symbolizes the fellowship and connection we feel with others. A gift that can be enjoyed with family and close friends, or can commemorate a special time and place with absent loved ones, a bottle of wine is no ordinary stocking stuffer. Scouring your local wine shop for that rare vintage for a special somebody can be more rewarding than standing in line for the latest (and soon to be outdated) gadget. Wine also captures wonderful moments in time. Maybe Christmas 2011 has you nostalgic for Christmas 2006, 1996 or 1956? Spending less money than you may think, you can savor the flavors of Christmas past. Perhaps you spent some of your best holidays on Hilton Head Island or are spending your first Christmas with somebody you married on our wonderful beaches? If you can’t make it down to the Island this season, you can always place a bottle of local wine under the tree. Drinking it will only make the memories fonder. 18 ISLAND EVENTS DECEMBER 2011

Purchasing a case of wine usually gets you a discount, so if you shop for presents by the dozen, this may be the option for you. Ever notice that there are 12 days of Christmas and 12 bottles of wine in a case? Or, the particularly pleasing cubic shape of a case and how attractive it would look wrapped up under the tree? While the holidays are about comfort and joy, sometimes the holiday season can be very stressful. A bottle (or case of wine) may be one of those presents you want to open before Christmas morning. And, if you’ve been naughty this year, consider leaving a bottle of Chardonnay out for Santa instead of milk and cookies. Sharing a bottle of wine is always a great strategy for getting on somebody’s “nice” list any time of the year. Giving wine as a gift is thoughtful because a great wine fits every budget. It’s not only a sensible present, but it’s a gift that can convey heartfelt holiday sentiments. Wine can symbolize some of the things we hold sacred during the holiday season; it’s a present we can fill with our own meanings to be shared with friends and loved ones… whether they’ve been naughty or nice! The perfect bottle of award-winning wine awaits at Island Winery on Cardinal Road. Store/Tasting hours are Monday-Saturday, 12:30-5:30 p.m. with Wine Flights & Cheese available from 12:30-2:30 p.m. A Wine & Cheese Happy Hour is offered Monday-Thursday starting at 4 p.m. (843) 842-3141 or islandwinery.com. hiltonhead.com


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cCalendar Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration, in Hilton Head Plantation, 12-4 p.m. Short talks presented by the Heritage Library at 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. $5 donation/fee. (843) 686-6560 or heritagelib.org. December 2 & 9: Hilton Head Island Holiday Farmers Market at Honey Horn, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free parking. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 785-2767 or farmersmarkethiltonheadisland.com. December 2: “Re-Creation of the Battle of Port Royal Sound” narrated boat tour led by Michael Coker, part of the Lowcountry Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration, on the Spirit of Harbour Town, 12-4 p.m. Reservations required. (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or coastaldiscovery.org. December 2: “Light Up the Night” in Old Town Bluffton, 3-8 p.m. Lighting of the Town’s Official Christmas Tree at 7 p.m. All of the Calhoun Street and Promenade shops stay open late with carolers, hot chocolate and hot toddies at Captain Woody’s. (843) 706-4500 or www.townofbluffton.sc.gov. hiltonhead.com

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December 2: The Hilton Head Prep Lower School Strings Ensemble performs as part of the Harbour Town Lights celebration, 5 p.m. The Hilton Head Prep Middle & Upper School Strings Ensemble performs at 5:30 p.m. (843) 842-1979 or seapines.com/events. December 2: “‘Tis the Season for Giving” Free Family Fun Night at The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Decorate the Museum’s tree, plus snow and snacks. Bring a canned food item for the Deep Well Project. 18A Pope Ave. (843) 842-7645 or thesandbox.org. December 3 & 10: “Holiday Workshop: Ceramic Ornaments” for ages 5 and up at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 10 a.m.-noon. Pre-registration required. 14 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 686-3945 ext. 233 or artshhi.com. December 3: 2011 Town of Bluffton Christmas Parade begins at Bluffton Town Hall, 11 a.m. The parade heads down Bridge Street to Calhoun Street to May River Road to Pin Oak Street and finishes at Oscar Frazier Park. 20 Bridge St. (843) 706-4500 or www.townofbluffton.sc.gov. (continued on page 56) DECEMBER 2011 ISLAND EVENTS 19


cDining & Lounges AJ’s Burgers New Orleans Road, by Blockbuster, E-20 on map. GPS: 1-G New Orleans Road. Serving 20 mouth-watering specialty burgers using the freshest ground chuck and a mind-boggling array of fresh toppings, along with wraps, salads, chili, hand-cut French fries and homemade beerbattered onion rings. Open Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.3 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.; Sat., 12-4 p.m.

British Open Pub The Village at Wexford, F-20 on map. GPS: 1000 William Hilton Parkway #D3; Sheridan Park, Bluffton, Mainland on map. GPS: 5 Sherington Drive; Sun City, Okatie, Mainland on map. GPS: 60 Sun City Club Lane. Authentic British fare served in an attractive pub-style restaurant with golf art, memorabilia and the “only bar by Titleist.” Serving the Island’s best fish and chips, Certified Angus Beef, fresh seafood, our famous pot pies and more. Seven imported beers on tap. Serving Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.10 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday Brunch, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See ad page 15. (843) 686-6736 (Hilton Head), 815-6736 (Bluffton), 705-4005 (Okatie). britishopenpub.net.

Captain John’s Galley at The Salty Dog Cafe South Beach Marina Village, The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea Pines Drive. Enjoy seafood right out of the ocean and onto your plate. Serving great seafood, steaks, pasta and more in a fun, nautical atmosphere. Call for seasonal hours. See ad pages 36-39. (843) 671-5199. saltydog.com.

Casey’s Sports Bar & Grille New Orleans Road, E-19 on map. GPS: 37 New Orleans Road #J. Over 40 TVs for viewing all your favorite sporting events and not a bad seat in the house. Offering a full bar, fantastic Happy Hour and full menu for the hearty and healthy appetite. The Island’s best collection of sports memorabilia. Great Buffalo wings, roast beef on weck, soups, sandwiches, salads and more. Open 11 a.m. -2 a.m. daily. See ad page 23. (843) 785-2255. caseyshhi.com.

Chart House Hudson Road off Squire Pope Road, S-28 on map. GPS: 2 Hudson Road. Join us for spectacular waterfront dining at the legendary Chart House located on the Intracoastal Waterway. Chart House offers beautiful views and outdoor seating on the fabulous new patio. The menu features fresh fish, pristine seafood, succulent steaks, Lowcountry specialty items and more. Open daily for lunch and dinner; Early Bird 20 ISLAND EVENTS DECEMBER 2011

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cDining & Lounges available; Sunday Brunch. See ad page 13. (843) 342-9066. chart-house.com.

The Crazy Crab Harbour Town, H-8 on map. GPS: 149 Lighthouse Road; Jarvis Creek, Q-24 on map. GPS: 104 William Hilton Parkway. Fresh local seafood in two picturesque settings on the water. Casual dining and great family fun. Enjoy local seafood favorites prepared any way you like. Kid’s menu available. Serving lunch and dinner daily. See ad page 3. (843) 681-5021 (Jarvis Creek), 363-2722 (Harbour Town). thecrazycrab.com.

Flamingo’s Doughnut Cafe Office Park Road, in the Park Plaza Shopping Center, F-17 on map. GPS: 33-C Office Park Road. Enjoy a fresh, hot, hand-dipped, custom made cake doughnut from Hilton Head’s only specialty doughnut shop! Also serving traditional breakfasts, along with special creations. For lunch, order a fresh chicken or tuna pita or wrap or another of the many fresh and delicious made-to-order selections. Serving breakfast and lunch. See ad page 17. (843) 686-4606. flamingosdoughnutcafe.com.

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Carolina’s first microbrewery since Prohibition. Serving fresh, local seafood along with daily specials. Our menu features a vast array of items. Join us for our great Happy Hour with drink specials. Serving lunch, Sat. and Sun., 11:30 a.m.; Serving dinner daily, 4:30 p.m.; Happy Hour, 4-7 p.m. See ad page 15. (843) 785-3900. hiltonheadbrewingcompany.com.

It’s Greek To Me 11 Lagoon Road, across from Coligny Plaza, C-19 on map. GPS: 11 Lagoon Road. Enjoy an array of Greek specialty and authentic dishes prepared from scratch using secret family recipes and only the finest ingredients. Serving lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. Happy Hour 5-7 p.m. Take-out and Kid’s Menu available. See ad page 14. (843) 842-4033. itsgreektomesc.com.

Jake’s Salty Dog Pizza South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea Pines Drive. Serving hand-tossed pizza, sandwiches, salads and more. Free Sea Pines delivery. Call for seasonal hours. See ad pages 36-39. (843) 671-2020. saltydog.com.

Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta & Steak House

Coligny Plaza, C-18 on map. GPS: 1 North Forest Beach Drive. Hilton Head’s only daiquiri bar and café with a large selection of daiquiris, full bar and non-frozen drinks with a choice of 80, 151 or 190 proof. Gallons and half gallons to go. Full menu with appetizers, salads, subs, sandwiches (including prime rib), 20 oz. Certified Black Angus burgers and more. Now serving pizza. Play NTN Trivia. Open daily, 11 a.m.1 a.m. Lunch and dinner until 10 p.m. See ad page 14. (843) 686-3764. frostyfrog.com.

Shelter Cove Harbour, H-26 on map. GPS: 18 Harbourside Lane. Award-winning Chef creates fresh seafood, pasta, and steaks with a breathtaking water view and incredible Mediterranean décor. Early Bird specials available nightly from 5-7 p.m. and Happy Hour specials available nightly from 5-8 p.m. Outdoor seating and private banquet space available, as well. Go to Kingfisher’s Facebook page for special deals, events and entertainment schedule. See ad page 7. (843) 785-4442. kingfisherseafood.com.

Hilton Head Brewing Company

Land’s End Tavern

Greenwood Dr. in Reilley’s Plaza, E-16 on map. GPS: 7 Greenwood Drive. South

South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea

The Frosty Frog Cafe Daiquiri Bar

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BRITISH OPEN PUB, VILLAGE AT WEXFORD

FLAMINGO’S DOUGHNUT CAFE

1000 William Hilton Parkway #D3 (843) 686-6736 Christmas Eve – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Christmas Day – Closed New Year’s Eve – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. New Year’s Day – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

33-C Office Park Road (843) 686-4606 Call for Seasonal Hours

BRITISH OPEN PUB, BLUFFTON 5 Sherington Drive (843) 815-6736 Christmas Eve – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Christmas Day – Closed New Year’s Eve – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. New Year’s Day – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

CASEY’S SPORTS BAR & GRILLE 37 New Orleans Road #J (843) 785-2255 Christmas Eve – From 11:30 a.m. Christmas Day – From 11:30 a.m. New Year’s Eve – From 11:30 a.m. New Year’s Day – From 11:30 a.m.

CHART HOUSE 2 Hudson Road (843) 342-9066 Christmas Eve – 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Christmas Day – 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve – 11:30 a.m. to midnight New Year’s Day – 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

THE CRAZY CRAB, HARBOUR TOWN 149 Lighthouse Road (843) 681-5021 Christmas Eve – From 11:30 a.m. Christmas Day – Closed New Year’s Eve – From 11:30 a.m. New Year’s Day – From 11:30 a.m.

THE CRAZY CRAB, HWY. 278 104 William Hilton Parkway (843) 363-2722 Christmas Eve – From 11:30 a.m. Christmas Day – Closed New Year’s Eve – From 11:30 a.m. New Year’s Day – From 11:30 a.m.

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THE FROSTY FROG CAFE DAIQUIRI BAR 1 North Forest Beach Drive (843) 686-3764 Christmas Eve – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Christmas Day – Closed New Year’s Eve – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. New Year’s Day – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

HILTON HEAD BREWING COMPANY 7 Greenwood Drive (843) 785-3900 Christmas Eve – From 11:30 a.m. Christmas Day – Closed New Year’s Eve – From 11:30 a.m. New Year’s Day – From 11:30 a.m.

IT’S GREEK TO ME 11 Lagoon Road (843) 842-4033 Christmas Eve – From 11 a.m. Christmas Day – From 11 a.m. New Year’s Eve – From 11 a.m. New Year’s Day – From 11 a.m.

KINGFISHER SEAFOOD, PASTA & STEAK HOUSE 18 Harbourside Lane (843) 785-4442 Christmas Eve – Closed Christmas Day – Closed New Year’s Eve – From 5 p.m. New Year’s Day – From 5 p.m.

PIGGLY WIGGLY DELI/BAKERY, COLIGNY PLAZA 1 North Forest Beach Drive (843) 785-3881 Christmas Eve – From 8 a.m. Christmas Day – Closed New Year’s Eve – From 8 a.m. New Year’s Day – From 8 a.m.

PIGGLY WIGGLY DELI/BAKERY, PLAZA AT SHELTER COVE 32 Shelter Cove Lane (843) 842-4090 Christmas Eve – From 7 a.m. Christmas Day – Closed New Year’s Eve – From 7 a.m. New Year’s Day – From 7 a.m.

THE SALTY DOG CAFE 232 South Sea Pines Drive (843) 671-2233 Christmas Eve – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas Day – Closed New Year’s Eve – From 8 a.m. New Year’s Day – 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

STELLINI ITALIAN RESTAURANT 15 Pope Avenue Executive Park (843) 785-7006 Christmas Eve – Closed Christmas Day – Closed New Year’s Eve – From 5 p.m. New Year’s Day – Closed

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THE MARKET STREET CAFE 1 North Forest Beach Drive (843) 686-4976 Christmas Eve – From 11 a.m. Christmas Day – Closed New Year’s Eve – From 11 a.m. New Year’s Day – From 11 a.m.

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Call for seasonal hours. See ad pages 36-39. (843) 671-2233. saltydog.com.

Pines Drive. Serving everything from fresh seafood to delicious steaks, it’s hard not to find something to enjoy, and almost impossible to forget the waterfront view. Call for seasonal hours. See ad pages 36-39. (843) 671-5456. saltydog.com.

Stellini Italian Restaurant

The Market Street Cafe Coligny Plaza, C-18 on map. GPS: 1 North Forest Beach Drive. An Island favorite for over 25 years. A casual cafe offering wellprepared American and Mediterranean specialties. Favorites include gyros, sub sandwiches, traditional Italian and Greek pizzas, homemade soups, salads, grinders, Greek-style dinners, homemade desserts and more. Patio dining available. Eat in or take out. Children’s menu. See coupon ad page 19. (843) 686-4976. marketstreetcafe.com.

The Salty Dog Cafe South Beach Marina Village, The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea Pines Drive. Enjoy the famous steamed shrimp, frozen drinks, casual atmosphere, great food and live entertainment at the Island’s favorite outdoor cafe overlooking beautiful Braddock’s Cove. hiltonhead.com

Executive Park Drive, E-19 on map. GPS: 15 Pope Avenue Executive Park. Voted Best Italian Restaurant. The consistency. The quality. That’s why customers keep coming back. Popular Italian menu from the Little Italy section of New York and Northern New Jersey. Fresh seafood, veal, beef, poultry and more. Extensive wine list, Early Bird Specials, children’s menu and take-out available. Reservations suggested. Open Mon.-Sat. from 5 p.m. See ad page 21. (843) 785-7006. stellinihhi.com.

The Wreck of the Salty Dog Cafe South Beach Marina Village, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea Pines Drive. Overlooking Braddock’s Cove at South Beach Marina. Offering casual dining with the same spirit as The Salty Dog Cafe. Fresh seafood, delicious steaks, sandwiches and tempting cocktails in a nautical atmosphere with one of the best views on the island. It’s hard not to find something to enjoy and impossible to forget the view. Call for seasonal hours. See ad pages 36-39. (843) 671-7327. saltydog.com. DECEMBER 2011 ISLAND EVENTS 23


cLodging & Real Estate ACCOMMODATIONS

Hilton Head Accommodations Off Pope Ave., E-18 on map. GPS: 20 Executive Park Road. Let our Vacation Counselors assist with your Hilton Head holiday while saving you time and money. We represent all the popular Hilton Head Island resorts, as well as home and villa vacation rentals, at all price points – many of which include FREE golf, tennis, bicycles and wireless internet. See ad page 25. (843) 842-6556, ext. 3. hiltonheadusa.com.

South Beach Inn and Vacation Rentals South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea Pines Drive. Offering weekly and nightly rates with all the amenities of a large resort and the personal touch of a local bed & breakfast. Stay and play for a week or a day. Within walking distance of South Beach Marina and The Salty Dog Cafe. See ad pages 36-39. (843) 671-6498 or Toll Free (800) 367-3909. sbinn.com. REAL ESTATE

HiltonHeadIsland.com Real Estate 40 Persimmon Street, Ste. 102, Bluffton, Mainland 24 ISLAND EVENTS DECEMBER 2011

on map. GPS: 40 Persimmon Street. Jeff Stubbs is not only the Broker-in-Charge, but an architect, too. Imagine the benefits of having a realtor with an architectural background and over 20 years experience studying the Hilton Head market as part of your team. Let Jeff show you what professional service is all about. See ad page 24. (843) 247-1113. jeffstubbs.com. TIMESHARE RESALES

Hilton Head Timeshare Resales Fountain Center, E-18 on map. GPS: Ste. 101, 55 Fountain Center. A timeshare reseller working with licensed Real Estate agents specializing in the resale of timeshare properties. Providing services to anyone looking to buy or sell a timeshare property. No high pressure tour or free gift, just low prices. No up-front fees to list. Specializing in Marriott properties. (843) 686-5900 or Toll Free (800) 407-0575. hiltonheadislandtimeshare.com.

Resort Source Timeshare Resales Executive Park Road, off Pope Avenue, E-18 on map. GPS: 20 Executive Park Road. Like so many of us, you have fallen in love with Hilton Head Island. Now is the perfect time to consider owning your vacation with a timeshare. Stop by before you purchase anywhere else, or call to compare a timeshare you already own. Ask about our special resort preview packages. See ad page 25. (843) 842-6556, ext. 4. hiltonheadforless.com. hiltonhead.com


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Top 10 Tips for Healthy Holidays By Shelly Hudson, Certified Health Coach, Powerhouse Family Fitness Gym

Offset extra calories with an additional exercise class...

1. Don’t go to parties hungry.

7. Exercise can erase some “mistakes.”

If you’re going to a party in the evening, be sure to eat a healthy lunch and snack in the afternoon.

Offset extra calories with an additional exercise class, walk on the treadmill or other form of physical activity.

2. The choice is yours.

8. Walk it off.

Instead of focusing on what you cannot or should not have, think about making healthier choices.

Go for family walk instead of sitting on the couch after a big meal.

3. Start with veggies and nuts.

Practice relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing and/or treat yourself to a massage during the hectic holiday season. Exercise is also a great way to de-stress and re-energize.

When you arrive at the party, scan the food table and go for the veggie tray first and maybe a small handful of nuts. Then decide which items you might want to sample. 4. Avoid mindless eating. Pay attention to what you’re eating and enjoy it. Don’t multi-task, or talk and eat (you shouldn’t talk with your mouth full anyway). 5. Budget your calories. Like you budget your money during the holidays, decide which food items are worth spending your calories. For example, would you rather have the high-calorie coffee drink or that special homemade dessert? 6. Have a water “chaser.” Drink a glass of water before and after your glass of wine or other alcoholic beverage. If you are seated for a meal, have water with your meal, along with your beverage of choice. Drink the water to quench your thirst and sip your other drink occasionally. 26 ISLAND EVENTS DECEMBER 2011

9. Take time to de-stress.

10. Focus on family and friends and fun – not food. Most importantly, the holidays are a great time to enjoy being together. Find fun activities to do together that do not focus on food. Around here we’re usually fortunate enough to enjoy a nice walk on the beach – Have Fun! Enjoy a happy and healthy holiday season! Shelly Hudson is a Certified Health Coach and Registered Nurse with specialized training in nutrition and exercise physiology. She leads workshops on various wellness topics and offers individual health and nutrition coaching. Call Powerhouse Family Fitness Gym in Bluffton’s Bridge Center to schedule a free health consultation with Shelly and set your health and fitness goals for a fresh start in the New Year or ask about the Special 3-Day Gym Pass. (843) 706-9700. hiltonhead.com


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addresses, maps, driving directions and more for Hilton Head, Bluffton and the surrounding Lowcountry. See ad page 43. hiltonheadyellowpages.com.

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Hwy. 278, The Bridge Center, W-22 on map. GPS: 1530 Fording Island Road. In this 14,000 square foot gym you will find state-ofthe-art exercise equipment, along with personal training, nutrition, customized goal-oriented programs and a wide array of inspiring group exercise classes for all age groups. Friendly, knowledgeable and motivating staff members are always on hand to help meet your fitness goals. See ad page 27. (843) 706-9700. INTERNET SERVICES

HiltonHead.com Planning your next Hilton Head Island vacation? Find accommodations, dining, activities, golf, real estate information, a detailed calender of events, tide tables, beach information and more. See ad page 9. (843) 757-9889. hiltonhead.com.

HiltonHeadYellowPages.com Find business listings, phone numbers, hiltonhead.com

Legacy Design Photographers Shelter Cove Harbour (next to Frosty’s Italian Ices), H-26 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Lane. Create a Hilton Head Island vacation tradition. We specialize in family beach portraits on the Island’s beautiful dunes. Enjoy viewing your Hilton Head portraits the next day using a state-of-the-art presentation that lets you see all of the details... and the smiles. It is our pleasure to provide you with all of the personal service you’ll need to select your treasured, heirloom prints. Gift certificates available. See ad page 29. (843) 686-3138. legacydigital.com. SPAS

Fountain Spa Fountain Center (near Sea Pines Circle), E-18 on map. GPS: 55 New Orleans Road #201. A cozy, warm, inviting day spa offering personalized treatments from caring professionals. DECEMBER 2011 ISLAND EVENTS 27


cArts & Services Services include: Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Thai-Yoga, Reiki, Couples and Hot Bamboo Massage; ilike Organic Skincare facials, waxing, body wraps, ear coning, spa manicures, spa pedicures, lash extensions, threading and foot treatments. We also sell an array of natural products. We look forward to making you feel whole again. Open daily by appointment. See ad page 27. 1(843) 353-0006. fountainspahhi.com. SPECIAL EVENTS

16th Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration A month-long celebration of Gullah culture in February, hosted by NIBCAA, filled with concerts, Gullah film series, sampling of Gullah cuisine, an arts and crafts expo, the 4th Annual Marsh Tacky Horse Run on March 18 and much more. See ad page 28. (843) 255-7303. gullahcelebration.com. THEATRE

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina Highway 278 at Shelter Cove Harbour, G-24 on map. GPS: 14 Shelter Cove Lane. A remarkable showcase for professional performing and visual arts, as well as cultural festivals and educational outreach. And proof that life on our legendary white sand shores is so much more than a day at the beach. A treat for the best entertainment this side of New York. Exciting productions of musicals, dramas and comedies. Call for reservations and ticket information. See coupon ad page 67. (843) 842-2787. artshhi.com.

South Carolina Repertory Company 136 Beach City Road, M-35 on map. GPS: 136 Beach City Road. Playing Dec. 1-18, “Oh Coward!” You’re invited to a marvelous party celebrating one of theatre’s greatest entertainers — Noel Coward. Enjoy Coward’s effervescent music, satirical quips and witty repartee brought to life in an intimate venue transformed into a nightclub. “Oh Coward!” is a must-see evening of the most memorable tunes of the 20th century. Showtimes on Dec. 1-3, 7-10 and 13-17 at 8 p.m. Matinee performances on Dec. 4, 11 and 18 at 2 p.m. $30, adults; $28, seniors; $15 for students and military. Call for reservations. See ad page 29. (843) 342-2057. hiltonheadtheatre.com. 28 ISLAND EVENTS DECEMBER 2011

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holiday gift guide Home to hundreds of specialty retailers, unique shops, upscale boutiques and factory outlet stores, find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list on Hilton Head Island. From the latest fashions and accessories to unique experiences and holiday decorations, the options are as intriguing as the Lowcountry itself.

Jake’s Shore Thing The perfect stocking stuffer for all ages, cozy up with Snuggle Socks from Jake’s Shore Thing in the Plaza at Shelter Cove, Hilton Head’s only Life is good® Genuine Neighborhood Shoppe. “Spreading the power of optimism,” find the full line of “Life is good®“ products, including clothing and accessories for the entire family, golf balls, beach toys, dog items, jewelry and more. (843) 686-2330.

Forsythe Jewelers MacKenzie-Childs’ holiday collection has arrived at Forsythe Jewelers in The Shops at Sea Pines Center! ‘Tis the season to decorate and these elegant, woodland-inspired glass ornaments make the perfect gift. Each ornament is finely handcrafted, mouth-blown, and hand-painted in Eastern Europe by some of the world’s most talented glass artisans. (843) 671-7070, forsythejewelers.biz or facebook.com/forsythehhi.

Tanger Outlets With significant savings at over 80 name brand outlet stores, including the new Salty Dog kiosk, the perfect present – at the perfect price – is just minutes away. Of course, a Tanger gift card is always in style or visit with Santa “Island Style” in the courtyard at Tanger Outlet 2 on Saturdays and Sundays and tell him exactly what you want this year. (843) 837-5410 or tangeroutlet.com.

Outside Hilton Head “Your Day, Your Way,” the Ultimate Low Country Day package offered by Outside Hilton Head in The Plaza at Shelter Cove is a unique, fully-customized family adventure. Led by experienced guides, spend a memorable afternoon boating, fishing, crabbing, dolphin watching, kayaking, hiking and more, as you explore the local backcountry. (843) 686-6996 or outsidehiltonhead.com. hiltonhead.com

Legacy Design Photographers Specializing in family beach portraits, let Legacy Design Photographers in Shelter Cove Harbour create treasured heirloom prints this holiday season. From reunions and families to couples and individuals, professional photographers capture magical moments on the beaches of Hilton Head Island. (843) 686-3138 or legacydigital.com.

Island Winery Toast the season with a bottle of awardwinning wine from Island Winery on Cardinal Road. Grapes from around the world are used to produce high-quality wines right here on Hilton Head Island, from fine Old World reds and whites to Lowcountry specialty wines created using fresh Carolina fruits and honey. (843) 842-3141 or islandwinery.com.

Gullah Heritage Trail Tours A West African-based system of traditions, customs, beliefs, art forms and family life which survived centuries of slavery and more than a century of freedom, experience the Gullah culture of Hilton Head Island with Gullah Heritage Trail Tours, a two-hour narrated trip through 10 neighborhoods established during the Civil War. (843) 681-7066 or gullaheritage.com.

Designs by Cleo A collection of bold and beautiful, one-ofa-kind jewelry handcrafted in sterling silver with freshwater pearls and/or semi-precious gemstones, Designs by Cleo in The Gallery of Shops is “art you can wear.” Call Cleo with your wish list before Men’s Shopping Night on December 16, then send in your significant other to pick up your heart’s desire. (843) 342-7001.

Fountain Spa The holidays can be stressful, but Fountain Spa on New Orleans Road can help you relax with a personalized massage, facial, body or nail treatment. This inviting day spa in Fountain Center also offers gift certificates you can purchase for that someone special in your life. (843) 353-0006 or fountainspahhi.com. DECEMBRE 2011 ISLAND EVENTS 31


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Palmetto Bay Watersports Palmetto Bay Marina, located at the foot of the Cross Island Pkwy. Bridge, K-18 on map. GPS: 86 Helmsman Way. Drinks, snacks, ice and frozen bait available. Free parking and no gate fees. See ad page 47. (843) 785-2345. palmettobaywatersports.com. CLOTHING – CHILDREN’S

Jake’s Shore Thing The Plaza at Shelter Cove (between Piggly Wiggly and Fuddrucker’s), G-27 on map. GPS: 32 Shelter Cove Lane. Hilton Head’s only “Life is good® Genuine Neighborhood Shoppe.” We offer the full line of “Life is good” products featuring jewelry, clothing for adults, youth, toddler and baby, as well as beach 32 ISLAND EVENTS DECEMBER 2011

Camp Hilton Head Harbour Town (near the Lighthouse), H-8 on map. GPS: 149 Lighthouse Road; Shelter Cove Harbour, H-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Lane; Coligny Plaza (oceanside), C-18 on map. GPS: 1 North Forest Beach Drive. For the past 30 years, the latest styles in unique imprinted resort wear for kids and adults, as well as specialized Hilton Head gifts and souvenirs have been available to “Take Hilton Head Home.” Logoed casual clothing, hats, dresses and specialty items. Open daily. See ad page 2. (843) 671-3600, 671-4633, 842-3666, 686-4877. camphiltonhead.com.

Frosty’s Closet Coligny Plaza, C-18 on map. GPS: 1 North Forest Beach Drive. A great place to visit for all of your frog wear needs. T-shirts, polos, hoodies, tank tops, beach towels and bags, mugs and stuffed animals can be found just 47 hops from Hilton Head’s only daiquiri bar. See ad page 14. (843) 686-2533. frostyfrog.com. hiltonhead.com


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cShopping Hilton Head Shirt Company The Fresh Market Shoppes, G-22 on map. GPS: 890 William Hilton Parkway. A large selection of screenprinted T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, shorts, hats, dresses, embroidered polo shirts, as well as souvenir and gift items for everyone. Imprinted and specialty clothing for the entire family. Open daily. See ad page 2. (843) 686-5099. camphiltonhead.com.

Jake’s Shore Thing The Plaza at Shelter Cove (between Piggly Wiggly and Fuddrucker’s), G-27 on map. GPS: 32 Shelter Cove Lane. Hilton Head’s only “Life is good® Genuine Neighborhood Shoppe.” We feature the full line of “Life is good” products, including clothing for the entire family, hats, mugs, bags, water bottles, golf balls, beach toys, dog items, jewelry and more. All powered by Optimism. Open daily at 10 a.m. See ad page 35. (843) 686-2330.

Outside Hilton Head The Plaza at Shelter Cove, G-27 on map. GPS: 32 Shelter Cove Lane; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Road. The Island’s outdoor outfitter. Great selection of premier outdoor lines, including The North Face, Patagonia, Columbia, Prana, Mountain Hardware, Ex Officio. The Island’s best selection of sandals from Crocs, Rainbow, Teva, Chaco, Olikai, Keen, 5 Fingers and more. Pawley’s Island Hammocks. Sunglasses from Costa Del Mar, Oakley, Smith, Kaenon and all your beach needs and toys. Also find a great selection of women’s dresses, the best luggage available and the hot and new stand-up paddle boards. See ads pages 43 & 57. (800) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.

The Salty Dog T-Shirt Factory South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea Pines Drive; Arrow Road, H-18 on map. GPS: 67 Arrow Road. Tanger Outlets 2, Mainland on map. GPS: 1414 Fording Island Rd. Salty Dog 34 ISLAND EVENTS DECEMBER 2011

shirts, hats, mugs, towels, dog bowls and much more are sold exclusively at our two locations. Arrow Road and South Beach store: Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Tanger Outlet 2: Open Mon.Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad pages 36-39 & outside back cover. (843) 671-2232, 842-6331. saltydog.com.

Tropical Outfitters Circle Center, C-17 on map. GPS: 70 Pope Avenue, Ste. K. The best beach shop on the Island, with the best prices. Everything under the sun and more. A large selection of T-shirts, hats, visors, sweatshirts, casual wear, specialty toys, beach accessories, Groovy Girls and Hilton Head souvenirs. Custom printing available. See ad page 33. (843) 842-9511. tropicaloutfittershhi.com. DESSERTS

The Island Fudge Shoppe Coligny Plaza, C-18 on map. GPS: 1 North Forest Beach Drive. The best homemade confections anywhere. Offering 16 flavors made fresh daily. Gift baskets and shipping available. Locally owned and operated. 10% off senior citizen discount. See coupon ad page 40. (843) 842-4280. islandfudge.com. GIFTS

Forsythe Jewelers The Shops at Sea Pines Center, E-8 on map. GPS: 71 Lighthouse Road. Enjoy the largest selection ever of joyful MacKenzie-Childs terra cotta ceramicware, glassware and furniture. Offering gifts for gentlemen, home decor, baby boutique and bridal registry. See ad page 45. (843) 671-7070. forsythejewelers.biz.

Jake’s Cargo South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea Pines Drive. Gifts for pets and the people who love them. South Beach Marina’s biggest place to get all your favorite Salty Dog gear and pet souvenirs. Opens at 9 a.m. daily. See ad hiltonhead.com


cShopping pages 36-39. (843) 671-5022. saltydog.com.

Jake’s Shore Thing The Plaza at Shelter Cove (between Piggly Wiggly and Fuddrucker’s), G-27 on map. GPS: 32 Shelter Cove Lane. Hilton Head’s only “Life is good® Genuine Neighborhood Shoppe.” We feature the full line of “Life is good” products, including clothing for the entire family, hats, mugs, bags, water bottles, golf balls, beach toys, dog items, jewelry and more. All powered by Optimism. Open daily at 10 a.m. See ad page 35. (843) 686-2330.

The Salty Dog T-Shirt Factory South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea Pines Drive; Arrow Road, H-18 on map. GPS: 67 Arrow Road. Tanger Outlets 2, Mainland on map. GPS: 1414 Fording Island Rd. Salty Dog shirts, hats, mugs, towels, dog bowls and much more are sold exclusively at our two locations. Arrow Road and South Beach store: Open 9 a.m.6 p.m. daily. Tanger Outlet 2: Open Mon.Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad pages 36-39 & outside back cover. (843) 671-2232, 842-6331. saltydog.com. hiltonhead.com

South Beach General Store South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea Pines Drive. Convenience items, along with special gourmet products. Also “Fresh Produce” resort wear and a complete line of logoed clothing, hats, dresses, shirts and gifts for everyone. Open daily. See ad page 2. (843) 671-6784. camphiltonhead.com. GROCERY STORES

Piggly Wiggly Coligny Plaza, C-18 on map. GPS: 1 North Forest Beach Drive. Your full-service grocery store, just steps from the beach, with a deli/ bakery, excellent produce, fresh meat, local seafood and 10% off mix-and-match cases of domestic and import wines. Home to “Taste of Carolina” local products. Beach supplies and Piggly Wiggly T-shirts. See coupon ad page 20. (843) 785-3881. thepig.net.

Piggly Wiggly Mid-Island at the Plaza at Shelter Cove, G-25 on map. GPS: 32 Shelter Cove Lane. Your full-service grocery store with a deli/bakery, sandwich trays and platters, excellent produce, Black Angus beef, fresh quality meats, fresh (continued on page 40) DECEMBER 2011 ISLAND EVENTS 35


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cShopping sushi made daily, fresh seafood, domestic and imported wines (10% off mix-and-match cases) and cheeses, fruit and gourmet picnic baskets. Chicken wing bar alongside the gourmet salad and olive bar. See coupon ad page 20. (843) 842-4090. thepig.net.

of Hilton Head Island on Hwy. 278, Mainland on map. Tanger 1, GPS: 1270 Fording Island Rd.; Tanger 2, GPS: 1414 Fording Island Rd. Tanger 2 is open with over 45 brand name stores and Tanger 1 is now open with new stores and great buys. When shoppers hear the name Tanger, they know that it stands for great quality, huge selection and outstanding value. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.6 p.m. See ad pages 4 & 5. (843) 837-5410. tangeroutlet.com.

JEWELRY

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The Gallery of Shops, F-17 on map. GPS: 14 Greenwood Drive. One-of-a-kind jewelry designs that are bold and beautiful. Each piece is uniquely hand-crafted in sterling silver with freshwater pearls and/or semi-precious gemstones. Open Tues.-Thurs., 12-5 p.m.; By appointment, Mon., Fri. & Sat. See ad page 34. (843) 342-7001. designsbycleo.com.

Forsythe Jewelers The Shops at Sea Pines Center, E-8 on map. GPS: 71 Lighthouse Road. Since 1927, three generations have been dealing in quality, integrity and service. Offering unique jewelry, estate sales and unusual gifts. Specializing in custom designs, expert repairs and discreet jewelry brokerage. Look for us on Facebook. See ad page 45. (843) 671-7070. forsythejewelers.biz. OUTLETS

Hilton Head Shirt Company The Fresh Market Shoppes, G-22 on map. GPS: 890 William Hilton Parkway. A large selection of screenprinted T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, shorts, hats, dresses, embroidered polo shirts, as well as souvenir and gift items for everyone. Open daily. See ad page 2. (843) 686-5099. camphiltonhead.com.

Tanger Outlets Shop Tanger Outlets located 1 and 2 miles west 40 ISLAND EVENTS DECEMBER 2011

South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea Pines Drive. Gifts for pets and the people who love them. South Beach Marina’s biggest place to get all your favorite Salty Dog gear and pet souvenirs. Opens at 9 a.m. daily. See ad pages 36-39. (843) 671-5022. saltydog.com. SHOES

Birkenstock In Hilton Head Village, off Hwy. 278 next to Tanger Outlet 2 and Old Navy, Mainland on map. GPS: 1460 Fording Island Road #140. We offer Dansko, Finn Comfort, Fitflop, Keen, MBT, Olukai, Rainbow, Think!, UGG and Vibram FiveFingers® to name a few, with 300 different styles for children and adults. Now carrying Injinji™ socks. From classic comfort sandals, shoes, clogs, fashion-trend sandals or water-resistant sandals... All in great styles with the comfort and quality that Birkenstock is known for. See ad page 32. (843) 837-3562. birkenstockbarefootin.com.

Outside Hilton Head The Plaza at Shelter Cove, G-27 on map. GPS: 32 Shelter Cove Lane; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Road. The Island’s fun and performance shoe source. Great fashions from UGG, Frye, Sport hiltonhead.com


cShopping and performance from Keen, Solomon, The North Face, FiveFingers, Vasque, plus a huge selection of sandals from Olukai, Rainbow, Reef, Sanuk, Teva, Chaco and many more. See ads pages 43 & 57. (800) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com. SHOPPING CENTERS

Coligny Plaza Coligny Circle across from the beach, C-18 on map. GPS: 1 North Forest Beach Drive. Discover the Island’s true treasure. The Island’s first and foremost shopping destination. Over 60 stores and eateries for the entire family. Check our website for our entertainment schedule and live webcam. See ad page 41. (843) 842-6050. colignyplaza.com.

The Harbour Town Shops at The Sea Pines Resort The Sea Pines Resort, H-8 on map. GPS: 149 Lighthouse Road. At the landmark destination of Harbour Town, the scenery is picture-perfect; the backdrop vividly stunning yet, in addition to the incredible views at every turn, Harbour Town is also an incredible hiltonhead.com

shopping destination with over 20 fabulous boutiques, galleries and gift shops. Encircling the yacht basin awaits a shopping experience that is uniquely Hilton Head. You’ll find gorgeous clothing stores, fabulous gift shops and delightful home accessories and artwork. Spend a leisurely day or more discovering the Harbour Town Shops, an experience to be savored. See ad page 71. seapines.com.

Port Royal Plaza Mid-Island off Hwy. 278, K-33 on map. GPS: 95 Mathews Drive. Over 25 stores and eateries for the entire family. Always plenty of parking. Whether you’re here for a weekend or a lifetime, it’s your one-stop-shop for all your practical needs. Dining and drinks, shopping, services, retailers, medical facilities and more. See ad page 17. portroyalplaza.com.

The Shops at Sea Pines Center The Sea Pines Resort, E-8 on map. GPS: 71 Lighthouse Road. Come enjoy the ambience and charm of The Shops at Sea Pines Center, one of Hilton Head Island’s favorite shopping venues, located in the heart of The Sea Pines Resort for more than 25 years. The Center plays host to an interesting variety of customized DECEMBER 2011 ISLAND EVENTS 41


ISLAND BEACHES PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS: All of the beach is public, from the ocean to the high water mark. Access to the beach, however, is often private. The Town of Hilton Head Island provides nine beach accesses: Alder Lane Beach Access, off South Forest Beach Drive; Coligny Beach Park, off Coligny Circle; Driessen Beach Park, at the end of Bradley Beach Road; Chaplin Community Park, off Wm. Hilton Pkwy.; Fish Haul Park & Mitchelville Beach Park, at the end of Beach City Road; Burkes Beach Access, at the end of Burkes Beach Road; Folly Field Beach Park and Islanders Beach Park, both off Folly Field Road.

PARKING & FACILITIES: There are 23 metered spaces at Alder Lane; 54 metered spaces at Folly Field and 13 metered spaces at Burkes Beach Road. The parking fee is a QUARTER for each 15 minutes.

Additionally, there are 207 spaces at Driessen Beach Park for long-term parking. The fee is a QUARTER for each 30 minutes during the week. Parking spaces at Islanders Beach Park are ALWAYS reserved for annual beach passes. Parking at Driessen Beach Park for annual beach passes is reserved from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking is FREE at Fish Haul Park, Mitchelville Beach Park and Coligny Beach Park. Handicap parking is available at no fee at all beach parks. Restrooms, changing areas, sand showers and vending machines are available at the beach parks.

DESIGNATED SWIMMING AREAS: Official swimming areas have been designated for the Alder Lane, Coligny, Driessen, Folly Field and Islanders Beach

Parks. The boundaries will be clearly marked on the beach and in the water. During the beach season, lifeguards are stationed in each of the designated swimming areas for assistance and beach information. Please ask a lifeguard before entering the water if the yellow caution flag is flying.

BEACH MARKER SIGNS: Hilton Head’s beaches are marked with signs to let emergency responders know where anyone who needs help is on the beach. They are also useful to help you find your place if you are lost on the beach. It is helpful for everyone in your group to know the marker where you are staying, so that you can return on your own or tell beach patrol personnel, so they can get you back to the right place. The markers sit near the dune line.

BEACH PROHIBITIONS: The following are prohibited on all beaches: – Possession or consumption of alcohol – Glass (bottles, containers, etc.) – Littering – Indecent exposure or nudity – Disorderly conduct – Disturbing the peace – Unauthorized vehicles – Fires and fireworks – Shark fishing

– Horse riding or driving – Removal, harming, or harassment of any live beach fauna (sea turtles, sand dollars, etc.) – Removal, alteration, or damage to dunes, sea oats, or other dune flora – Operation, launching, or landing of unauthorized motorized watercraft

– Unauthorized commercial activity – Sleeping on the beach between midnight and 6 a.m. – Unauthorized wearing of life guard emblems, insignias, etc. – Solicitation or distribution of handouts – Kites not under manual control – Parasailing

ANIMALS must be on leash or under positive voice control October 1 – March 31. Persons in control of animals on the beach are required to remove and properly dispose of the animal’s excrement. Ordinance signs are posted at most beach access points. - Information and photography provided by the Town of Hilton Head Island and Shore Beach Service -

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cShopping retail shops and boutiques with a mix of top-quality jewelry, resort casual men’s and women’s clothing, decorative accessories, a liquor store and a full-service day spa. The Shops at Sea Pines Center is also home to a number of popular dining spots providing breakfast, lunch and dinner. For your convenience, Sea Pines’ only gas station is located at the east entrance, and a post office is nestled within the promenade. During the summer months, the Harbour Town Trolley stops at The Shops at Sea Pines Center every 20 minutes from 10 a.m. until midnight. See ad page 71. (843) 363-5699. seapinescenter.com. THRIFT STORES

Hospice Community Thrift Mathews Court (across from Port Royal Plaza), J-32 on map. GPS: 3 Mathews Court Suite A. Carrying a large selection of home furnishings, housewares, books and clothing, including a ladies boutique with designer apparel and accessories. Proceeds go to Hospice Care of the Lowcountry and other non-profit community hiltonhead.com

needs. Free pick-up. Tues., Wed., Fri., 10 a.m.4 p.m.; Thurs., 12-4 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.3 p.m. See ad page 34. (843) 689-5455.

The Litter Box GPS: 46 Old Wild Horse Road, P-27 on map. Dress like a million for pennies at the Litter Box. All proceeds benefit the Hilton Head Humane Association. You can shop anywhere, but you can’t save nearly as much as when you shop at The Litter Box Thrift Store. Great Selection, Great Savings, Great Cause. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See ad page 35. (843) 842-6369. WINERIES / RETAIL SHOPS

Island Winery Off Mathews Drive, L-34 on map. GPS: 12 Cardinal Road #A. Our grapes are shipped to us from all over the world to produce high quality wines right here on Hilton Head Island. Visit our winery and enjoy a tasting. Our selection is sure to please, ranging from Old World vinted dry wines to our Low Country Specialty wines. Open Mon.-Sat., 12:305:30 p.m. Closed Sun. Happy Hour, Mon.Thurs. from 4 p.m. Wine Flights & Cheese, Mon.-Sat., 12:30-2:30 p.m. See ad page 19. (843) 842-3141. islandwinery.com. DECEMBER 2011 ISLAND EVENTS 43


Horoscope

December 2011

Aries If some of your projects have been drooping because you felt out of sorts, you and everyone else could be in for a big surprise as your energy level should become so outstanding as to be almost frightening. This could cause you some problems in your romantic life, as your excess energy may not be matched by your current love. Taurus You could get more accomplished now if you are willing to let others take the credit for your ideas. Sometimes it is more fun to be the anonymous prime mover than to receive the plaudits. Besides, if others claim the ideas, any failures will likewise be theirs. Your romantic life could take a downslide as the result of a careless word, spoken in haste. Be cautious.

Gemini Your social life could take an upward climb and you could find yourself so committed to social activities that your personal and business life may tend to suffer. Learn to say no and slow down your pace a little. At the office, be concerned over important matters, but delegate as much as you can to colleagues. Romance could take a different turn with a surprise in store. Cancer Now is an excellent time for you to begin that long-promised regimen of exercise and dieting. Your willpower should be at a high level now and incentives to do something about your physical condition have never been stronger. Business decisions should not be made in haste, particularly those involving large amounts of money. Let a sleeping romance lie. Leo A tendency to feel let down or come down with a bad case of the “blues” could be harmful to your business dealings with a hyper individual. You could also be subject to unusual temper problems. Try to get away from the problems that are besetting you for a few days, even if you spend them at home. Develop a new hobby or become involved in a community project. Virgo Don’t let pressures and the designs of other people run — or perhaps ruin — the plans you have been working on for so long. Take your own time and change deadlines, if necessary, in order to protect your own health. An indiscreet meeting could cause big problems on the home front. You could also run into office trouble by hitting too hard with your witticisms. 44 ISLAND EVENTS DECEMBER 2011

Libra Things could be so tense for you right now — both at the office and in any personal relationships — that the best thing you could do would be to get away for a while and be completely by yourself. You should strive to look at all situations very carefully and see what you can do to turn things around. You should also try to be more firm with yourself, as well as others, in matters of money.

Scorpio Your career could take a major turn in the very near future and the direction depends on what may seem like minor factors. One of these is your inability to get along easily with others on your level. That nasty tendency to be boss and to be right all the time could make some higher-ups look twice at a promotion. Learning to share victory with others is more important to you at this point. Sagittarius Hold fast to your principles, particularly in dealing with matters which might have a profound effect on the lives of others. Don’t let others railroad you into making a decision for expediency’s sake alone. Love matters should be put into a holding pattern for a while, particularly any that demand a major decision. Check on the health of a young person.

Capricorn Your creativity and mental perception are running high now and you should not allow minor matters to come between you and some big project which you have been putting off. Avoid long trips, particularly by air or sea and be sure to take the advice of your doctor. In affairs of the heart, be ruled by the single idea of what your actions will do to others.

Aquarius Don’t let others provoke you into losing your temper over a sensitive business matter. If that looks like what is happening, remove yourself from the situation for a while and think things through before you get back into harness. Your domestic life may be threatened by the sudden arrival of an old flame. What you do about this could make a major change in your life.

Pisces Call on an expert if you are faced with technical problems that are beyond your expertise. Don’t, by any means, attempt fix-it jobs on your own without the tools or knowledge, despite what this may do to your image in the eyes of others. Gain the respect of a loved one by offering to give up some activity or leisure project to spend more time with him or her. hiltonhead.com


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Bicycle Billy’s

as our north end store on Mathews Drive, including new bike sales, repairs on all makes and models, as well as bicycle rentals. Open Mon.Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See ad page 53. (843) 681-7532. bikedoctorhhi.com.

Behind New York City Pizza and Plantation Deli, D-18 on map. GPS: 81 Pope Avenue, Suite 6. 50% off rental of second bike with rental of first bike at regular price, on weekly rentals only. Free Island-wide delivery and pick-up, including Sea Pines, Shipyard, Palmetto Dunes, Forest Beach and Folly Field areas. Open 7 days. See ad page 57. (843) 785-7851. bicyclebilly.com.

Hilton Head Bicycle Company

The Bike Doctor, North End

The Sea Pines Resort. LowSea Bike, Beach and Baby Rentals is a fully-insured, family-owned and operated rental company. We provide clean, top-quality equipment and accessories for the entire family. We have bike rentals for the whole family, including bike trailers and child seats. We have a wide variety of baby items to rent, including cribs, high-chairs, strollers and much more. We also have many beach items to rent, including umbrellas and chairs. Free delivery, locks, baskets and pickup. 24-hour crib delivery. See ad page 50. (843) 384-9322. hiltonheadbikerental.com.

Mathews Drive, K-33 on map. GPS: 55 Mathews Drive, Suite 160. Our full service retail store has all of your cycling needs! We carry many highquality brands including Specialized, Raleigh, Diamond Back, Taxi Cruisers and more. We also offer the best quality service and repairs. Also offering bike rentals. We have a full range of sizes and accessories. Our rentals include free baskets, locks, child seats, delivery and pick-up. See ad page 53. (843) 681-7531. bikedoctorhhi.com.

The Bike Doctor, South End New Orleans Road, Suite B, E-18 on map. GPS: 31 New Orleans Road, Suite B. Brand new store! We continue to provide all the same great services 46 ISLAND EVENTS DECEMBER 2011

Arrow Rd., H-18 on map. GPS: 112 Arrow Road. Specializing in bike rentals, service and sales. No hidden costs – free delivery/pick-up, baskets, child carriers and locks. Cruisers, mountain and tandem bikes. Helmets available. See ad page 48. (843) 686-6888. hiltonheadbicycle.com.

LowSea Bike, Beach & Baby Rentals

Pedals Pope Avenue, D-18 on map. GPS: 71 Pope Avenue, #A. Hilton Head’s premier bike rentals. hiltonhead.com


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BOAT RENTALS/CRUISES & WATERSPORTS

Tour the Island on men’s, ladies’, tall men’s, kids’, real BMX bikes, Burley Karts, mountain and hybrid bikes. Sales and service. Free delivery, free child carriers, locks and baskets. See coupon ad page 51. (843) 842-5522. pedalsbicycles.com.

Shelter Cove Harbour, H-26 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Lane. Dolphin watch nature cruises on the E/V Holiday. Convenient mid-Island location just 10 minutes from anywhere. No gate fee, stay all day. Call for schedule and reservations. See ad page 53. (843) 785-4558.

Riding Tigers Bike Rentals Arrow Road, H-18 on map. GPS: 101 Arrow Road. The Island’s “Best Priced” bike rentals. New bikes you can enjoy riding while vacationing on Hilton Head Island. Call or stop in to reserve your bikes today. See ad page 63. (843) 686-5833. aaaridingtigers.com.

Vacation Comfort Bike Rentals Enterprise Lane, L-33 on map. GPS: 3C Enterprise Lane. Hilton Head’s most complete bike rentals. Free locks, baskets and child carriers. Free delivery and pick-up. We also rent cribs, strollers, beach chairs, wheelchairs, umbrellas and more. See ad page 59. (843) 342-6673 or Toll Free (800) 655-9315. comfyrentals.com.

Yankee Pedaler Bike Rental Call for Island Events’ special. Rent two or more bikes for one week for only $17 each. Free locks and child carriers. Free Island-wide delivery. See ad page 55. (843) 785-2021. hiltonhead.com

Adventure Cruises

Commander Zodiac South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea Pines Drive. Explore the marshlands and observe dolphins and other marine wildlife on our small, personalized tours. Combining the thrill of rafting and sheer pleasure of being so close with nature. Selected by Yahoo Travel, National Geographic, The Discovery Channel and the BBC as local nature guides. Celebrating over 25 years on Hilton Head. Reservations required. See ad page 53. (843) 671-3344. commanderzodiac.com.

Dolphin Discoveries Departs from Simmons Landing, off Marshland Road, next door to Broad Creek Marina, K-22 on map. GPS: 11 Simmons Road. Flipper! Well, maybe it’s not the original Flipper, but we do have “Blackbeard,” “Choppy,” “Nick” and even little baby “Stripes.” Our dolphin friends seem to enjoy the close-up attention and we do guarantee DECEMBER 2011 ISLAND EVENTS 47


cActivities that we will see dolphins! Our 22’ boat is rated for 14 people, but we limit our tours to 6 so that your family gets our undivided attention. Bring your camera... memories to last a lifetime! Couples welcome, too! See ad page 49. (843) 684-1910. dolphindiscoverieshiltonhead.com.

Dolphin Seafari Nature Cruises Palmetto Bay Marina, off Palmetto Bay Road, K-18 on map. GPS: 86 Helmsman Way. Interactive dolphin watch nature tours aboard our 15-passenger, USCG exploration vessel. Cruise among our neighboring islands to discover dolphins, waterfowl and marine life. See sea creatures up close as we pull a crab pot and unload our catch. Aquarium on-board seasonally. Call the “Friendliest Staff on the Island” for reservations. See ad page 47. (843) 785-2345. palmettobaywatersports.com.

Gypsy South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea Pines Drive. We guarantee that dolphins will be seen on this trip. An environmental cruise featuring marshes, dolphins and more. Call for schedule and more information. Cruises leave from 48 ISLAND EVENTS DECEMBER 2011

South Beach Marina, the closest marina to the ocean. See ad page 59. (843) 363-2900. hiltonheadboattours.com.

Outside Hilton Head Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge, U-23 on map; Shelter Cove Marina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Lane; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Road. The Island’s premier nature guide service since 1979. Daily dolphin tours, beachcombing cruises, Daufuskie Island excursions, private Island experiences and custom-designed days on the water. Boat rentals and water ski days, too. Small groups in comfortable boats with certified naturalist guides and Coast Guard captains. Family fun. See ads pages 43 & 57. (800) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.

Palmetto Bay Watersports Palmetto Bay Marina, located at the foot of the Cross Island Pkwy. Bridge, K-18 on map. GPS: 86 Helmsman Way. Splash into some fun and adventure on our new stand-up paddleboards, wave runners, motorboats, kayaks, 12’ personal fun boats and pontoon boats (19’ Triumph seats 8). Drinks, snacks, ice and frozen bait available. Free parking and no gate fees. Call the “Friendliest Staff on the Island” for reservations. See ad page 47. (843) 785-2345. palmettobaywatersports.com. hiltonhead.com


cActivities Stand-Up Paddleboarding with Outside Hilton Head Shelter Cove Marina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Lane; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Road. Come try out the fastest growing watersport in the world. Safe, fun and easy. Remarkable core workout, a cool thrill, simply a blast. We are the area’s stand-up paddleboard headquarters, offering daily clinics, rentals and group excursions. Offering a variety of boards and accessories exclusively at our Plaza at Shelter Cove shop. See ads pages 43 & 57. (800) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.

DAUFUSKIE TOURS The Daufuskie Island History & Artisans Excursion Shelter Cove Marina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Lane; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Road. Daily small group, all-inclusive tour to legendary Daufuskie Island. The program includes dolphin eco cruise, golf carts, interpretive historian-guide, stops at all significant Daufuskie sites, snacks and refreshments. See ads pages 43 & 57. (800) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com. hiltonhead.com

H2O Enviro Tours Taxi to Daufuskie Harbour Town Marina in The Sea Pines Resort, H-8 on map. GPS: 149 Lighthouse Road. Offering the quickest water taxi transportation to Daufuskie Island. Call for reservations. See ad page 56. (843) 671-4386. h2osportsonline.com.

Nature Cruise With Lunch or Dinner at Marshside Mama’s Palmetto Bay Marina, off of Palmetto Bay Rd., K-18 on map. GPS: 86 Helmsman Way. Cruise on the Dolphin Seafari to lunch or dinner on Daufuskie Island at Marshside Mama’s. See dolphins, waterfowl and marine life on your cruise over. Enjoy dinner, dancing and libations at Marshside Mama’s. Fun for the whole family. Call the “Friendliest Staff on the Island” for reservations. See ad page 47. (843) 785-2345. palmettobaywatersports.com.

The Outback Kayak Experience with Outside Hilton Head Shelter Cove Marina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Lane; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Road. Experience a remarkable tour. After a boat ride to a private and secluded island deep in the South Carolina backwaters, you will board kayaks and head up a pristine, calm-water creek. True wilderness, away from development. No experience necesDECEMBER 2011 ISLAND EVENTS 49


PELICAN – The Brown Pelican is entertaining to watch. They feed on mid-sized fish that they capture by diving from above and then scooping or dipping the fish into their pouch, which acts as a flexible dip net. Most of their prey has little commercial value. They are the only species of pelican that hunts with such dramatic plunging dives. After capturing the fish they rise to the surface and drain the water from the pouch. They point the bill up and swallow the catch.

cActivities sary. Ask to go on The Outback. Exclusively from Outside Hilton Head. See ads pages 43 & 57. (800) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.

bring a pole and our guides will direct you to the best spots to fish. Only $10/hour for single kayaks, $15/hour for double kayaks. Guided fishing tours available in the winter months. See ad page 49. For reservations and information, call (843) 684-1910. kayakhiltonhead.com.

FISHING

Kayak Fishing with Outside Hilton Head

Blue Water TackleShop

Shelter Cove Marina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Lane; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Road. Daily kayak fishing excursions. Daily 3-hour tour includes custom fishing kayak, bait, guide, tackle and licensing. All tours are conducted in the stateof-the-art Hobie paddle fishing kayaks. Tours scheduled around optimal tides for targeting redfish. The ultimate in sport fishing. See ads pages 43 & 57. (800) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.

South Beach Marina Village, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea Pines Drive. Offering charter fishing, bait, fishing tackle, crabbing supplies, marine accessories and T-shirts. Call for charter reservations and availability. See ad pages 36-39. (843) 671-3060. bluewaterhhi.com.

Drifter South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea Pines Drive. Family fun boat for offshore fishing. Spend your time deep-sea fishing when you leave from the closest marina to the ocean. Rods, reels and bait furnished. Call for reservations. See ad page 59. (843) 363-2900. hiltonheadboattours.com.

Kayak Fishing with Kayak Hilton Head End of Simmons Road on left side, off Marshland Road, next door to Broad Creek Marina, K-22 on map. GPS: 11 Simmons Road. Rent a kayak, 50 ISLAND EVENTS DECEMBER 2011

Moneric Fishing Charters At the docks of the Chart House, off Squire Pope Road, S-28 on map. GPS: 2 Hudson Road. Let’s go fishin’. Captain Eric offers daily charter trips aboard the 27’ Key West and will customize your outing for up to 6 passengers: From a few hours, to all day for the fishing enthusiast. Bait, tackle and ice included. See ad page 63. (843) 816-0215 or 341-3742. moneric.com or northendcharterfleet.com. hiltonhead.com


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cActivities O Cat Fishing Charters with Outside Hilton Head Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort & Marina, T-23 on map. GPS: 43A Jenkins Road; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Road. Fishing local waters since 1979. O Cat Fishing Charters offers a choice of a fast and stable 26’ Power Cat or a 20’ flat boat. Quality fly, spin and sport experiences. Year-round fishing for redfish, trout, cobia, mackerel and tarpon. Ask about shark fishing, too. Great family fishing fun. See ads pages 43 & 57. (800) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.

with magnificent ocean views. NGCOA Beginner Friendly Certified Course. Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries. See ad page 71. (843) 842-8484 or 363-4475. seapines.com.

HORSEBACK RIDING Lawton Stables The Sea Pines Resort, F-12 on map. GPS: 190 Greenwood Drive. Guided scenic trail rides through the 600-acre Forest Preserve. Offering private lessons, pony rides for children, horses bought and sold, training and breeding. A “must visit” when on Hilton Head Island. See ad page 51. (843) 671-2586. lawtonstableshhi.com.

GOLF

KAYAK RENTALS AND NATURE TOURS

Harbour Town Golf Links

H2O Enviro Tours

Harbour Town in The Sea Pines Resort, H-8 on map. GPS: 149 Lighthouse Road. Perennially ranked among the top golf courses in the world and home to The RBC Heritage, a PGA Tour event. See ad page 71. (843) 842-8484 or 363-4485. seapines.com.

Harbour Town Marina in The Sea Pines Resort, H-8 on map. GPS: 149 Lighthouse Road. Enviro Tours offer dolphin tours of the Calibogue Sound on hard Zodiac boats. Offering dolphin/nature tours, sunset tours, beachcombing trips, Daufuskie transportation or customized trips where you design your own itinerary. Call for reservations. See ad page 56. (843) 671-4386. h2osportsonline.com.

Ocean Course/Heron Point Plantation Clubhouse, open to the public, The Sea Pines Resort, C-10 on map. GPS: 100 North Sea Pines Drive. Hilton Head Island’s first golf course offers a challenging golf experience hiltonhead.com

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SING GLORIA First Baptist Church Hilton Head Dec. 4, 7 p.m. First Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir’s annual Christmas musical created by David Hamilton. Christmas Fellowship following the program. Free.

A Live from NY’s 92nd Street YMT satellite presentation. Reservations required.

Christmas portion of Handel’s “Messiah” hosted by the First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir.

CHARLESTON SYMPHONY BRASS & CAROLS CONCERT

GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING PARTY

Bluffton United Methodist Church 101 Calhoun St. Dec. 13, 7 p.m. REHEARSALS FOR An evening of traditional HANDEL’S “MESSIAH” holiday favorites from First Presbyterian Church Bach to the Silver Screen Dec. 6, 13 & 14, 7-9 p.m. with a sing-a-long of wellSingers from the community loved carols and popular are invited to participate in Christmas songs. (843) 757-3351 or a free, community-wide charlestonsymphony.org. presentation of Handel’s “Messiah” on Dec. 16.

HANDEL’S “MESSIAH”

MAKING OUR DEMOCRACY WORK: JUSTICE STEPHEN BREYER Congregation Beth Yam Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m. A free, community-wide presentation of the

CHRISTMAS DAY WORSHIP SERVICE First Baptist Church Hilton Head Dec. 25, 10 a.m.

CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SERVICE First Presbyterian Church Dec. 25, 10 a.m.

QUEEN CHAPEL A.M.E. 114 Beach City Rd. 681-3315

CONGREGATION BETH YAM 4501 Meeting St. 689-2178

ISLAND LUTHERAN CHURCH (MO. SYNOD) 4400 Main St. 689-5200

ST. ANDREW BY-THE-SEA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 20 Pope Ave. 785-4711

FIRST AFRICAN BAPTIST CHURCH 70 Beach City Rd. 681-6427

LOWCOUNTRY COMMUNITY CHURCH 21 Office Park Rd. 681-3399

ST. FRANCIS BY THE SEA CATHOLIC CHURCH 45 Beach City Rd. 681-6350

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 100 S. Forest Beach Dr. 785-4478

MT. CALVARY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 382 Squire Pope Rd. 681-3678

ST. JAMES BAPTIST CHURCH 209 Beach City Rd. 681-6446

CHURCH OF CHRIST 23 Bow Circle 686-2323

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER 1 Mathews Dr., Ste. 101 815-5820

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS 2800 Meeting St. 681-6100

CHAPEL WITHOUT WALLS 4501 Meeting St. 815-2345

Rabbi Brad Bloom conducts the Sabbath service and tells the story of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights. Oneg Shabbat Social Hour following the service.

First Baptist Church Hilton Head Dec. 24, 6 p.m.

HILTON HEAD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 235 William Hilton Pkwy. 689-6362

ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL CHURCH 3001 Meeting St. 681-8333

CENTRAL OAK GROVE BAPTIST 161 Mathews Dr. 681-5784

Congregation Beth Yam Dec. 23, 7:15 p.m.

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE

PROVIDENCE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 171 Cordillo Pkwy. 842-5673

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH 4 Park Lane 785-9556

CENTRAL CHURCH OF GOD 975 William Hilton Pkwy. 686-5995

THE NIGHT OF 100 MENORAHS

First Presbyterian Church Dec. 24 Family Candlelight Service at 5 p.m.; Traditional Candlelight Services at 8 & 11 p.m.

HILTON HEAD KOREAN BAPTIST CHURCH 100 S. Forest Beach Dr. 263-3006

COMMUNITY WORSHIP CENTERS

BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH 2800 Main St. 681-8713

First Presbyterian Church Dec. 17, 10 a.m.-noon Music and refreshments provided. Fee of $10 per house.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES

CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH 829 William Hilton Pkwy. 785-5560

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 540 William Hilton Pkwy. 681-3696

CHRISTIAN RENEWAL CHURCH 95 Gardner Dr. 342-5433

GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH 450 Spanish Wells Rd. 681-6698

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RESURRECTION CHRISTIAN HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH COMMUNITY CHURCH 296 Spanish Wells Rd. 24 Pope Ave. 689-3625 785-2895

NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH 80 Gum Tree Rd. 681-8327

ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 50 Pope Ave. 785-4099

NORTH ISLAND BAPTIST CHURCH SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST 8 Park Lane 3800 Main St. 341-2732 689-3800 hiltonhead.com


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cActivities off Marshland Road, next to Broad Creek Marina, K-22 on map. GPS: 11 Simmons Road. Lots of dolphins... “Blackbeard,” “Nick” and little baby “Stripes.” We specialize in family and recreational kayaking. In the fall when temperatures cool off, kayaking is one of the best activities on the Island. Relax and enjoy being on the water while seeing dolphins and all the other fun wildlife that lives here! Tours daily. Rentals from $10/hr. See ad page 49. (843) 684-1910. kayakhiltonhead.com.

Outside Hilton Head Three departure locations: Shelter Cove Marina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Lane; Hudson’s Restaurant, off Squire Pope Rd., S-28 on map. GPS: 1 Hudson Road.; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Road. Daily guided tours, back island excursions, calm-water paddles, kid’s camps, teen tours, kayak fishing and kayak rentals. Kayak with dolphins, egret, heron, eagles, otter and the entire salt marsh ecosystem. See why over 100,000 have paddled with OHH over the past 30 years. See ads pages 43 & 57. (800) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.

Outside Palmetto Bluff Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount hiltonhead.com

Pelia Road. The only outfitter on the May River. Daily kayak tours and rentals through the Southeast’s most pristine waterways. See ads pages 43 & 57. (800) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.

Palmetto Bay Watersports Palmetto Bay Marina, located at the foot of the Cross Island Parkway Bridge, K-18 on map. GPS: 86 Helmsman Way. Come out on the water with our local, experienced naturalists and glide across the pristine waters of Broad Creek while enjoying a guided kayak nature tour. No experience necessary. Great family fun. Call the “Friendliest Staff on the Island” for reservations. See ad page 47. (843) 785-2345. palmettobaywatersports.com.

Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge Kayak Center At Hudson’s Restaurant Off Squire Pope Road, S-28 on map. GPS: 1 Hudson Road.; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Road. Daily kayak tours through the waters of the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. Tours led by experienced guides and naturalists in a safe, comfortable sea kayak. Learn about the rich history of the Port Royal Sound, the “North End” of Hilton Head and surrounding islands. See ads pages 43 & 57. (800) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com. DECEMBER 2011 ISLAND EVENTS 53


RECREATIONAL PATHWAYS GUIDE The Town of Hilton Head Island provides over 50 miles of public pathways and nature trails for the enjoyment of pedestrians and cyclists. At low tide, the Island’s 12 miles of beaches are ideal for biking. Public beaches are indicated on the Island Events’ Island Map. Our map also shows the existing public pathways. Many kiosks are located along the pathways with an Island-wide map on one side, and a localized map of the area on the other.

RULES FOR THE ROAD Please obey all traffic signals and pathway markings. Stop signs must be obeyed for safety. Bicycles are vehicles and must obey SC traffic laws. Travel the pathways at speeds that allow for the safety of pedestrians and other users. Never ride within the roadway against traffic. State law requires bicycles to drive like all other vehicles. Please do not ride on roads where a pathway is available. Please ride single file and keep a safe distance from other bicyclists. WATCH OUT FOR MOTORISTS! Motorists must yield to pedestrians and bicyclists within marked crossings, but they may not see you. Please yield to pedestrians. When resting or stopped, please move off the pathway. Most sections of the pathways are not illuminated. If you must bike at night, please wear light-colored clothing or carry a flashlight. Bicycles must have a red rear reflector and a headlight when biking at night. When approaching slower pathway users from behind, please sound your warning device, or call out, “Passing on your left.” Always pass on the left. Bicyclists should always wear a helmet, especially children 12 and under. Make eye contact and use hand signals. Assume other bicyclists and motorists don’t see you. Hand signals tell motorists and other path users what you intend to do and will ensure everyone’s safe enjoyment of the pathways. Be courteous, alert and predictable. Information courtesy of The Town of Hilton Head Island

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SIGHTSEEING TOURS

MINIATURE GOLF

Gullah Heritage Trail Tours

Legendary Golf Hwy. 278, mid-Island, next to Fresh Market Shoppes, G-22 on map. GPS: 900 William Hilton Parkway.; Pope Avenue, next to Circle Center, D-17 on map. GPS: 80 Pope Avenue. Play the Island’s best miniature golf courses. Our sand traps and water hazards make “Legendary” the most realistic miniature golf on the Island. The most challenging, most exciting putting courses. See coupon ad page 61. (843) 785-9214 or 686-3399.

SCAVENGER HUNTS High Tech Scavenger Hunt with Outside Hilton Head The Plaza at Shelter Cove, G-27 on map. GPS: 32 Shelter Cove Lane; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Road. Looking for a fun and inexpensive way to find the hidden gems of Hilton Head Island? Using the same principles of a traditional scavenger hunt, this program uses GPS hand-held receivers to navigate through clues to Hilton Head’s most interesting locations. Great family fun. See ads pages 43 & 57. (800) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com. hiltonhead.com

Departs from the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, N-27 on map. GPS: 70 Honey Horn Drive. Experience the Gullah culture of Hilton Head Island on a 2-hour narrated tour of ten neighborhoods established during the Civil War. Highlights include: Gullah Family Compounds, Old Debarkation Point (used before the bridge was built), Old One-Room School House, Plantation Tabby Ruins, Historic Marker of First Freedom Village. The Gullah culture is manifested in family, lifestyle, food ways, language and folklore. See coupon ad page 55. (843) 681-7066. gullaheritage.com.

Segway of Savannah 102 E. Liberty St. (at the corner of Drayton and Liberty Sts.), Ste. 106, Savannah, GA. Take a daytrip to Historic Savannah and explore the city on Segway’s Personal Transporter, an electric self-balancing device that allows you to see the city on your own. Formal historic tours by a certified Savannah tour guide and a fun way to see the sights and sounds. See ad page 50. (912) 233-3554. segwayofsavannah.com. DECEMBER 2011 ISLAND EVENTS 55


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December 3: “Holiday Workshop: Decorative Containers” for ages 12 and up at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Pre-registration required. 14 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 686-3945 ext. 233 or artshhi.com. December 4: The Hilton Head Choral Society’s 27th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes - The Bells of Belfair in Bluffton’s Belfair Plantation, 12-5 p.m. Six unique homes decorated in holiday splendor, refreshments, Christmas music and a raffle. (843) 341-3818 or hiltonheadchoralsociety.org. December 4: Hilton Head Heroes Volunteer Appreciation Party at the Hilton Head Hero House in Sea Pines, 2-4 p.m. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to share with a child in 2012. RSVP required. 1 Spanish Moss. (843) 686-6856 or hhheroes.com. December 4: “Sing Gloria,” First Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir’s annual Christmas musical created by David Hamilton, 7 p.m. Christmas Fellowship following the program in the Family Life Center. Free and open to the public. 100 S. Forest Beach Dr. (843) 785-4478 or fbchhi.org. December 5 - 9: Acting & Basic Theatre Class for children with Max Saunders at the Main Street Youth Theatre studio, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Pre-registration required. 25 New Orleans Rd. (843) 689-6246 or e-mail epyle@msyt.org. December 5: “Moet Hennessey” AIWF Hilton Head Wine Tasting at Cork’s Wine Bar in Island Crossing Center, 5-6 p.m. Non-members welcome, $15 fee. 11 Palmetto Bay Rd. (843) 812-8466 or aiwf.org/hiltonhead. December 5: The Hilton Head Symphony 56 ISLAND EVENTS DECEMBER 2011

Orchestra presents “Celebrate the Season,” a concert featuring guest conductor Teddy Abrams and 2011 HHSO Youth Concerto Competition winner Annie Bender at First Presbyterian Church, 8 p.m. 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-2055 or hhso.org. December 5: The Island Writers’ Network meets at the Heritage Library in the Savannah Bank Building, 7 p.m. 852 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 682-8250 or iwn-hhi.org. December 6, 13 & 14: Rehearsals for a free, community-wide presentation of the Christmas portion of Handel’s “Messiah” on Dec. 16 at First Presbyterian Church, 7-9 p.m. Singers from the community are invited to participate. 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 681-3696 or fpchhi.org. December 6: Holiday Luncheon featuring the Sun City Chimers hosted by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) at the Sea Pines Country Club, 11:30 a.m. All are welcome, tickets are $25. 30 Governors Rd. (843) 341-6638. December 6: “Discovery Reptiles” program at the H2O Nature Center in Harbour Town, 3-4 p.m. Join the Master Naturalist and get up close and personal with Lowcountry reptiles. Reservations required. Lighthouse Rd. (843) 686-5323 or h2osportsonline.com. December 6: “Tasteful Tuesday” at Benny Hudsons’ Seafood Market, 6 p.m. Learn about the history of the Island and the Hudson family with a cooking demo, samples and wine provided by the Island Winery. Bring a chair and beverage. Reservations required, cost is $3 per person. 175 Squire Pope Rd. (843) 682-3474. December 6: Archaeology Society of SC/Hilton Head Christmas Social at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 7 p.m. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 363-5058 or assc.net. hiltonhead.com


cCalendar December 6: Hilton Head Island Carolina Shag Club’s Christmas Dinner & Dance at Remy’s Bar & Grill, 6-9 p.m. 130 Arrow Rd. (843) 505-0152 or hhishag.com.

in the Ulmer Auditorium at Bluffton Town Hall. Shows are Thurs.-Sat. at 8 p.m.; Sun. at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5, plus a new toy for Bluffton Self Help. 20 Bridge St. (843) 815-5581 or mayrivertheatre.com.

December 7 - 31: The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina presents “The Drowsy Chaperone,” one of Broadway’s funniest song-and-dance musicals. 14 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 842-2787 or artshhi.com.

December 8: Beaufort County Historical Society’s Fall Speaker Series at the Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club, noon. H.H. “Bubba” Von Harten discusses his new memoir, Little Geech: A Shrimper’s Story. Free and open to the public; RSVP required. Meridian Rd. (843) 785-2767 or beaufortcountyhistoricalsociety.org.

December 7 - 18: “Dine for PAL” at the British Open Pub (Hilton Head, Bluffton and Sun City locations) and 20% of your check will be donated to the Palmetto Animal League when you present a PAL coupon. Visit the website to print a voucher. (843) 645-1725 or palmettoanimalleague.org.

December 8: JingleFest at Main Street Village to benefit Osprey Village, 4-8 p.m. Kid’s activities, special offers at all merchants, holiday music, photos with Santa and more. Well-behaved dogs welcome. (843) 682-3400 or e-mail artwaredesigns@aol.com.

December 7: Hampton Lake Monthly Lecture Series with representatives from Celebration Events sharing holiday entertaining ideas in the Lakeview Room, 11 a.m. Food and beverage samples will be provided. RSVP required. (843) 836-7463 or e-mail cguscio@hamptonlake.com.

December 8: “Holiday Workshop: Sip-n-Paint” for adults at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Bring the beverage of your choice and make a pair of personalized wine glasses. Pre-registration required. 14 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 686-3945 ext. 233 or artshhi.com.

December 7: “Lunch With Author Series: CJ Lyons” hosted by USCB at the Sea Pines Country Club on Hilton Head Island, noon. The former pediatric ER doctor and author of the Angels of Mercy medical thriller series discusses her latest book Rock Bottom, co-written with Erin Brokovich. Reservations required. (843) 521-4147 or e-mail kingsley@uscb.edu. December 7: “Heritage Library Fall Lecture Series: Pearl Harbor Day of Infamy” with Bill Altstaetter, 1:30 p.m. Admission fee, reservations required. Savannah Bank Bldg., 852 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 686-6560 or heritagelib.org. December 8 - 11: “A May River Theatre Christmas,” a holiday musical review for all ages, hiltonhead.com

December 8: “Holiday Business After Hours” hosted by the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce at The Old Oyster Factory restaurant, 5:30-7 p.m. $10 for chamber members; $20 for non-members. Marshland Rd. (843) 785-3673 or hiltonheadchamber.org. December 9: Hilton Head Island Winter Wonder Festival in Shelter Cove Community Park, 4-8 p.m. Golden Candy Cane Hunt, holiday entertainment, moon bounces, marshmallow roasting, holiday crafts and more. Admission is $10 for ages 2-15; adults are free. Proceeds benefit the Island Recreation Association Children’s Scholarship Fund. 39 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 681-7273 or islandreccenter.org. DECEMBER 2011 ISLAND EVENTS 57


Horseshoe Crabs By Capt. Patte Ranney, SC Master Naturalist, Outside Hilton Head

... appendages similar to those of spiders and scorpions which are used for grasping and crushing.

A sense of calm pervades the salt marsh and the beach. Shorter days and cooler temperatures foretell the arrival of winter. Whether you call Hilton Head Island home – or some far away place – everywhere surrenders to seasonal changes. The dolphin population has thinned – migrants have moved out and are likely cruising the Carolina coastline. Local watermen have stowed crabbing and shrimping gear and now are busy harvesting oysters. Eagles have re-established pair bonds and nests, laid eggs and patiently await the hatching of their chicks. I love to be on the water throughout the winter. The water seems so clear, nature seems so relaxed. Life in the salt marsh is not nearly as exuberant as in summer, and I know that this environment is preparing for the spring. Like a field gone fallow. Resting. Offshore, all sorts of cool animals are laying in wait. On a recent walk on the beach, I noticed several abandoned carapaces (shells or coverings) of Horseshoe Crabs. Perhaps you’ve seen them too. Most noticeable are the remains of the adults; brownish and oval in shape, the carapace can measure up to 15 inches across. Within the species, females are generally larger than the males. Males are identified by the shallow curve on the front end of the carapace – shaped this way so the male can easily rest on top of the female during mating. As I flip over my find, I see that the body and legs are long gone. Expired horseshoe crabs wash up on the beach and provide valuable food for the myriad collection of godwits, terns and gulls. Smaller carapaces can also be found now and then – as it grows, the horseshoe crab molts and will 58 ISLAND EVENTS DECEMBER 2011

do so 15 to 20 times in its nearly 20-year life span. So, here is another interesting fact: Horseshoe crabs are not true crabs. True crabs have two pairs of antennae, a pair of jaws and five pairs of legs and gills. Horseshoes, on the other hand, lack antennae and jaws and have seven pairs of legs. In addition, they have appendages similar to those of spiders and scorpions which are used for grasping and crushing. The book lungs fascinate me the most. Flip over a recently deposited horseshoe crab and take a look. Be sure to hold your nose! Now nestled around offshore habitats near the continental shelf, Horseshoe Crabs are abundant all along the Eastern Seaboard. Our salt marshes, which provide food and protection, are excellent habitat for the prehistoric-like creatures come spring. When water temperatures rise to about 68 degrees, both male and females will return to our marshes and beaches. Get Outside and discover the subtle wintertime beauty of the Lowcountry for yourself! For over 30 years, Outside Hilton Head has provided personalized adventures for all ages, from kayak, fishing, nature and dolphin tours to kid’s camps, history excursions, family outings and stand-up paddle boarding. “The Island’s outdoor outfitter” also offers an outstanding selection of clothing, gear and accessories for men, women and children at the flagship store in the Plaza at Shelter Cove and a second location in Palmetto Bluff. (843) 686-6996 or outsidehiltonhead.com. hiltonhead.com


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cCalendar December 9: “Santa’s Workshop,” part of the Harbour Town Lights celebration, in The Sea Pines Resort, 5-7 p.m. Make-and-take arts and crafts for children. (843) 842-1979 or seapines.com/events. December 9: Bluffton Historical Preservation Society’s Christmas Gala at the Heyward House, 6 p.m. Cash bar, dancing, live music from the Permanent Tourists, live auction of original artwork, a silent auction and raffle for an iPad. Tickets are $60 per person. 70 Boundary St. (843) 757-6293 or heywardhouse.org. December 9: The Hilton Head Choral Society presents “The Sounds of Christmas – A Kaleidoscope of Carols” at First Presbyterian Church, 8 p.m. Traditional carols and holiday tunes from England, Europe and the USA featuring the HHCS Chorus, Youth Chorale and orchestra. 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 341-3818 or hiltonheadchoralsociety.org. December 10: Lowcountry Holiday Happening at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Annual gift shop sale with a special selection of jewelry, samples of jams, hiltonhead.com

jellies, cheese grits and tea, local children’s book authors and special crafts for children. Lunch is available for purchase. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 689-6767 or coastaldiscovery.org. December 10: “Super Saturdays: Holiday Sing-Along” sponsored by Friends of the Library at the Hilton Head Branch Library, 10 a.m. Mrs. Claus, singing and cookie decorating. Free, tickets available one hour prior to program. 11 Beach City Rd. (843) 255-6500 or beaufortcountylibrary.org. December 10: Christmas Festival & Oyster Roast at Coligny Plaza to benefit the Deep Well Project, 2-5 p.m. Live music, photos with Santa and a Toy Drive. 1 N. Forest Beach Dr. (843) 842-6050 or colignyplaza.com. December 11: “Making Our Democracy Work: Justice Stephen Breyer” and moderator Linda Greenhouse, a Live from NY’s 92nd Street YMT satellite presentation, at Congregation Beth Yam, 7:30 p.m. Reservations required. 4501 Meeting St. (843) 689-2178 or bethyam.org. December 13 - 14: Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count hosted by Hilton Head Island Audubon Society. For information on participating, contact Charlotte White at (843) DECEMBER 2011 ISLAND EVENTS 59


Hooded Mergansers Photo By Kathleen McMenamin

By Kathleen McMenamin, Master Naturalist, H2O Sports

... males develop a large white patch on their hoods and flare these feathers to attract females.

Winter is on its way and so are our migratory waterfowl. Soon our freshwater ponds will be dotted with birds. One of the most attractive is the Hooded Merganser; their white and black hoods are hard to miss. Hooded Mergansers (Lophodytes cucullatus) are small diving ducks. Native to North America, dispersed throughout Canada and the United States, they can be found in forested wetlands and swamps while breeding. As they are short-distance migrants, during the winter they are more commonly seen in coastal areas. While Hooded Mergansers are seen year-round in South Carolina, the highest concentration is found on the Great Lakes. All Merganser species have sawbill beaks – long, slender and serrated with a hook at the end – perfect for controlling slippery fish, crustaceans and aquatic insects. Hooded Mergansers have excellent eyesight under water, allowing them to be great hunters. A nictating membrane, analogous to goggles, protects their eyes from debris. As mergansers are diving ducks, their feet are located further back towards their tail. While this makes it difficult for them to walk on land, it aids in their diving abilities. This foot position allows them to tip the larger portion of their body into the water and then use their webbed feet to propel themselves further down. This time of year is great for spotting Hooded Mergansers forming mated pairs. They begin the breeding process over winter, gathering in ponds in small groups. The males develop a large white patch on their hoods and flare these feathers to attract females. After a series of dances, which may include bobbing heads and extending of wings, 60 ISLAND EVENTS DECEMBER 2011

males and females establish their relationship. They will winter together here in our freshwater ponds before heading further inland to nest. Hooded Mergansers prefer nesting in cavities anywhere from 10 to 50 feet up in the air. They use cavities in trees, hollowed out by Wood Peckers, as their most common nesting area, but have also been known to use Wood Duck boxes. Females will add some of their down feathers to the nesting area and lay anywhere from nine to 11 eggs. The male Hooded Merganser leaves the female shortly after the start of incubation. The female incubates the eggs for an average of 33 days. Within 24 hours of the chicks hatching, the mother encourages them out of the nest. They will go directly to the water, where the chicks instinctively know how to dive and catch insects. As a form of defense against predators, chicks will dive underwater or freeze in place. Mother Mergansers have also been known to feign injuries to draw attention away from her chicks. The chicks generally leave their mother five weeks after their hatching. Once they reach the age of two, the cycle begins again. Focusing on the wildlife and habitats of the South Carolina Lowcountry, the H2O Nature Center in Harbour Town features live reptile and amphibian exhibits, handson displays and more. Apparel, gifts, books and bicycle/fishing gear rentals are also available. To make reservations for the Alligator and Wildlife Tour with Master Naturalist Kathleen McMenamin or the Discovery Reptiles program on December 6, please call (843) 686-5323. For details on other water activities offered by H2O Sports, visit h2osportsonline.com. hiltonhead.com


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$6.00

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(Next to Wild Wing Cafe)

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785-9214

686-3399

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THE IMPORTANCE OF SALT MARSHES Courtesy of the Coastal Discovery Museum Although mucky and smelly, the salt marsh is an important part of the Lowcountry. In actuality, the salt marsh produces more food for the environment than rain forests. The green grass that dominates the marsh is called salt marsh cord grass or Spartina. When this cord grass dies each winter and decomposes, its nutrients are released into the marsh mud, creeks, streams and even into the ocean. These nutrients begin the food chain for the entire Southeastern coastal area. So, the next time you enjoy a meal of shrimp, mussels, oysters, blue crab, stone crab or saltwater fish, thank the muddy salt marshes.

cCalendar 837-4597 or visit hiltonheadaudubon.org. December 13: Charleston Symphony’s Christmas Brass & Carols Concert at Bluffton United Methodist Church, 7 p.m. Traditional holiday favorites from Bach to the Silver Screen with a sing-a-long of well-loved carols and popular Christmas songs. 101 Calhoun St. (843) 757-3351 or charlestonsymphony.org. December 15 - 18: Main Street Youth Theatre presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” in the School for Creative Arts auditorium. Thurs. & Fri. at 7 p.m.; Sat. at 2 & 7 p.m.; Sun. at 2 p.m. A church pageant gets turned upside down when the naughtiest children in town decide to participate in the Christmas production. An artisans market, bake sale and visits with Santa prior to the show. 10 Wilborn Rd. (843) 689-6246 or msyt.org. December 15: “Bedtime Stories” program at the Hilton Head Branch Library, 6:45 p.m. Bring your pillow and wear your PJs. 11 Beach City Rd. (843) 255-6500 or beaufortcountylibrary.org. hiltonhead.com

December 15: Camera Club of Hilton Head Island meeting at the Palmetto Electric Company, 7:30 p.m. Breakout sessions and member “show and tell” of tips, websites, photographic supplies and more followed by a holiday social with snacks and beverages. Anyone with an interest in photography is welcome. 111 Mathews Dr. (843) 301-5252 or cchhi.net. December 16 - 17: “A Benefit for The Deep Well Project” featuring Bob Masteller’s All-Star Quartet and vocalist Gina Rene at The Jazz Corner in The Village at Wexford. Dinner reservations highly recommended. Music charge nightly. 1000 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com. December 16: “Holiday Fun with Yostie and the Puppet Patrol,” part of the Harbour Town Lights celebration, in The Sea Pines Resort, 5:307:30 p.m. Visits and photos with Santa to benefit the Deep Well Project, 6-8 p.m. (843) 842-1979 or seapines.com/events. December 16: Men’s Shopping Night at Designs by Cleo in the Gallery of Shops, 68:30 p.m. Call Cleo with your wish list and then send your husband or boyfriend in to shop. 14 Greenwood Dr. (843) 342-7001. DECEMBER 2011 ISLAND EVENTS 61


A Good Swing Isn’t Rocket Science (or is it?) Photo by Rob Tipton/Boomkin Productions

By I.J. Schecter with Doug Weaver

Mastering the golf swing is by no means a simple task. However, the frustration experienced by many weekend hackers stems from the lack of knowledge as to the science of golf, as it does the appreciation of precise mechanics. Once you know how a golf swing is supposed to behave, you can begin to try to perfect and emulate it. Until you know how the relationship between ball, club and science is supposed to work, you won’t know what you’re trying to execute. So let’s forget swing planes, hip turns and wrist hinges for a moment and examine the first of three most crucial scientific aspects of understanding the golf swing – the trampoline effect between the ball and clubface. The Trampoline Effect If you’re standing on a trampoline and you push down with your legs, what happens next? The trampoline pushes you back up. Keep this in mind the next time you’re standing over a golf ball. When a club comes down and its face makes contact with the ball, two things occur. First, the ball compresses, and then the clubface compresses. When the face then trampolines back out after compression, the ball is launched slingshot-style into the air. Because the ricochet action between the ball and clubface happens at a speed too fast for the human eye, it can be difficult to trust. As a result, recreational golfers often try to “sweep” or “scoop” their shots, because they do not 62 ISLAND EVENTS DECEMBER 2011

It isn’t the strength of your arms and hands that creates distance and velocity...

understand or trust that the trampoline action occurs as a result of a downward strike. It isn’t the strength of your arms and hands that creates distance and velocity, but the converged elasticity of the ball and clubface. The Smashing Tees Drill By “smashing tees,” you can prepare yourself to better enable the trampoline effect to work its magic. Place a tee in the ground as though you were preparing for a drive. When you swing with an iron, focus on striking the tee. This will force you to maintain a downward trajectory, instead of inadvertently scooping the ball and losing the trampoline effect. Move the tee a little lower with each successful swing, still focusing on striking the tee. Continue the drill until the tee is essentially buried. At this point, a ball placed in the same position will be ricocheted with greater distance because of the trampoline effect. A former PGA Tour pro and US Open record holder, Doug Weaver is the Director of Instruction at the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy and conducts “Where Does the Power Come From?,” a free golf clinic and demonstration, every Monday at 4 p.m. For details on the instructional programs offered at the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy, call (843) 785-1138, (800) 827-3006 or visit palmettodunes.com. hiltonhead.com


cCalendar December 16: Hilton Head Island Ski Club Christmas Dinner Dance at the Sea Pines Country Club, 6 p.m. Members and interested guests welcome. (843) 681-4181 or hiltonheadskiclub.com. December 16: A free, community-wide presentation of the Christmas portion of Handel’s “Messiah” hosted by the First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir, 7:30 p.m. 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 681-3696 or fpchhi.org. December 17: 20th Annual Hilton Head Hospital Jingle Jingle 5K Run and Health Walk in and around the Medical Center Campus and Main Street, 9 a.m. All standard male and female divisions with an awards ceremony following the race. Hosted by Bear Foot Sports. (843) 757-8520 or bearfootsports.com. December 17: Gingerbread House Decorating Party in First Presbyterian Church’s Fellowship Hall, 10 a.m.-noon. Music and refreshments provided. Fee of $10 per house. 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 681-3696 or fpchhi.org. hiltonhead.com

December 17: Performances by The Hilton Head Vocal Jazz Performers, Wink ‘N’ A Smile and jazz vocalist Kim Halter, part of the Harbour Town Lights celebration, in The Sea Pines Resort, 2 p.m. (843) 842-1979 or seapines.com/events. December 18: Dixieland Jazz Society of the Lowcountry New Orleans-style Jazz Jam at The Jazz Corner in The Village at Wexford, 25 p.m. Free admission, minimum purchase for table seating. 1000 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-8620 or djslc.com. December 19 - 23: Art Days Holiday Spectacular for ages 6-12 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 10 a.m.-noon. A holiday break dance and craft camp. Pre-registration required. 14 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 686-3945 ext. 233 or artshhi.com. December 21 - 22: “Santa Book Reading” at The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum, 10:30 a.m. Hear Santa Claus read traditional Christmas stories and have your picture taken with him. Free with museum admission. 18A Pope Ave. (843) 842-7645 or thesandbox.org. December 23: “The Night of 100 Menorahs” DECEMBER 2011 ISLAND EVENTS 63


cGolf Chart * Denotes Private ** Guest Policy ✮ Night Play Available

Phone

# Of Holes

Adventure Cove, Hwy. 278 at Folly Field Rd. ✮

(843) 842-9990

36

-

Miniature

-

Arthur Hills at Palmetto Dunes

(843) 785-1138

18

72

6651

72.9

F-26

Arthur Hills Course at Palmetto Hall

(800) 234-6318

18

72

6918

73.7

N-33

NAME/LOCATION

Par Length Rating

Map ID

H-33

Barony, Port Royal Plantation

(800) 234-6318

18

72

6543

71.6

J-37

Bear Creek*, Hilton Head Plantation

(843) 681-2667

18

72

6804

73.8

R-33

Bloody Point, Daufuskie Island Resort

(843) 785-5029

18

72

6900

73.2

N-3

Country Club of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Plantation

(843) 681-4653

18

72

6919

74.0

R-33

Crescent Pointe Golf Club, Mainland, Hwy. 278

(843) 706-2600

18

71

6772

73.6

X-11

Devil’s Elbow North*, Moss Creek

(843) 785-6182

18

72

6555

71.9

X-11

Devil’s Elbow South*, Moss Creek

(843) 785-6182

18

72

6885

73.7

X-11

Dolphin Head*, Hilton Head Plantation

(843) 681-5550

18

72

6632

72.6

R-33

Eagle’s Pointe Golf Club, Mainland, Hwy. 278

(843) 686-4457

18

71

6782

72.5

X-11

George Fazio, Palmetto Dunes

(843) 785-1138

18

70

6873

73.9

F-26

Golden Bear Golf Club, Indigo Run

(843) 689-2200

18

72

7014

73.7

L-28

Golf Club at Indigo Run*

(843) 689-5666

18

72

6707

72.3

L-28

Haig Point Golf Club*, Daufuskie Island

(843) 686-9202

29

72

7114

74.6

N-3

Harbour Town Golf Links, The Sea Pines Resort

(843) 842-8484

18

71

6973

75.2

G-7

Heron Point, The Sea Pines Resort

(843) 842-8484

18

71

7103

75.4

C-11

Hidden Cypress Golf Club, Mainland, Sun City

(843) 705-4999

18

72

6953

73.6

X-8

Hilton Head National, Mainland, Hwy. 278

(888) 201-9199

27

-

-

-

W-11

Island West Golf Club, Mainland, Hwy. 278

(866) 506-1083

18

72

6803

73.3

X-10

Legendary Golf, Wm. Hilton Pkwy. ✮

(843) 686-3399

36

-

Miniature

-

G-22

Legendary Golf, Pope Ave. ✮

(843) 785-9214

18

-

Miniature

-

C-17

Long Cove*, Long Cove Club

(843) 686-1020

18

71

7026

74.8

G-22

Melrose Golf Club, Daufuskie Island

(843) 785-5029

18

72

7081

74.2

N-3

Ocean Course, The Sea Pines Resort

(843) 842-8484

18

71

6906

72.8

C-11

Okatie Creek Golf Club, Mainland, Sun City

(843) 705-4653

18

72

6719

72.1

X-8

Old Carolina Golf Club, Mainland, Hwy. 278

(843) 757-8311

9

36

3255

36.3

X-11

Old South Golf Links, Mainland, Hwy. 278

(843) 785-5353

18

72

6772

73.3

X-10

Oyster Reef, Hilton Head Plantation

(800) 234-6318

18

72

7018

74.7

R-33

Pirates Island Adventure Golf, Hwy. 278 ✮

(843) 686-4001

36

-

Miniature

-

G-24

Planter’s Row, Port Royal Plantation

(800) 234-6318

18

72

6625

72.1

J-37

Robber’s Row, Port Royal Plantation

(800) 234-6318

18

72

6657

73.3

J-37

Robert Cupp Course, Palmetto Hall

(800) 234-6318

18

71

7079

75.2

N-33

Robert Trent Jones, Palmetto Dunes

(843) 785-1138

18

72

7005

74.3

F-26

Rose Hill Golf CLub, Mainland, Hwy. 278

(843) 757-9030

18

72

6960

-

X-11

Sea Pines Country Club*, The Sea Pines Resort

(843) 671-4417

18

72

6346

70.7

C-11

Shipyard Golf Club, Shipyard Plantation

(800) 234-6318

27

-

-

-

D-20

Spanish Wells Golf Club**, Spanish Wells

(843) 681-2819

9

36

3052

69.0

M-18

Wexford*, Wexford Plantation

(843) 686-8812

18

72

6887

73.1

H-20

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cCalendar at Congregation Beth Yam, 7:15 p.m. Rabbi Brad Bloom conducts the Sabbath service and tells the story of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights. Oneg Shabbat Social Hour following the service. Bring menorahs and five candles. 4501 Meeting St. (843) 689-2178 or bethyam.org. December 23: Gregg Russell Christmas Concert under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town, 7:30 p.m. Songs of the season for all ages with a special visit from Santa Claus. Complimentary. (843) 842-1979 or seapines.com. December 24: Christmas Eve Services at First Presbyterian Church. Family Candlelight Service at 5 p.m. with Traditional Candlelight Services at 8 & 11 p.m. 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 681-3696 or fpchhi.org. December 24: Annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at First Baptist Church Hilton Head, 6 p.m. 100 S. Forest Beach Dr. (843) 785-4478 or fbchhi.org. December 25: Christmas Worship Service at First Baptist Church Hilton Head, 10 a.m. Free and open to the public. 100 S. Forest Beach Dr. (843) 785-4478 or fbchhi.org. December 25: Christmas Worship Service at First Presbyterian Church, 10 a.m. 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 681-3696 or fpchhi.org. December 25: “Our 9th Annual Community Christmas Day Dinner” at Aunt Chiladas Easy Street Cafe, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. A celebration of Christ’s birthday with a free turkey buffet and carolers. Free will offerings accepted for Meals on Wheels and Second Helpings. Reservations encouraged. 69 Pope Ave. (843) 304-1086 or 705-5725. December 27 - 31: SC/GA Dual State Championships at the Van Der Meer Tennis Center, Van Der Meer Shipyard Tennis Resort and satellite locations. Featuring over 250 boys and girls from the Southeast in 16s and 18s divisions 19 DeAllyon Ave. (843) 785-8388 or vdmtennis.com. December 27 & 29: “Animals of the Lowcountry” program with the Oatland Island Wildlife Center at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 10:30 & 11:30 a.m. Reservations required. 70 Honey Horn Rd. (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or coastaldiscovery.org. hiltonhead.com

December 28: Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Group meets at Corks Wine Bar in Bluffton, 5:30-7 p.m. 1297 May River Rd. (843) 785-3673 or hiltonheadchamber.org. December 31: 11th Annual Polar Bear Swim in the Harbour Town Swimming Pool, 10 a.m. An invigorating dip on a chilly day with hot chocolate and refreshments. (843) 842-1979 or seapines.com/events. December 31: “Noon” Year’s Eve Party at The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Special games and activities, a bounce house, snow, arts and crafts, lunch, party favors and a balloon drop at noon. Tickets are $10. 18A Pope Ave. (843) 842-7645 or thesandbox.org. December 31: Magical New Year’s Eve Celebration in Harbour Town, 7 p.m.-midnight. Food and fun at the Quarterdeck and Topside Waterfront Restaurant with two New Year’s Eve Golf Ball Drops from the top of the Harbour Town Lighthouse at 7 p.m. and midnight. (843) 842-1979 or seapines.com. December 31: New Year’s Eve at Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta & Steak House in Shelter Cove Harbour. Jazz and Motown music from Earl Williams and a Champagne Toast at midnight. Reservations required. 18 Harbourside Lane. (843) 785-4442 or kingfisherseafood.com. December 31: “A Salty Dog New Year’s Eve” at the Salty Dog Cafe in South Beach Marina Village. Hors d’oeuvres, dinner, drinks, music, a midnight champagne toast and Salty Dog fun. Reservations required. 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. (843) 290-9875 or saltydog.com. December 31: “Celebrate Island Style!” New Year’s Eve Party to benefit The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum. Dinner, dancing, a silent auction and more. Call for details. (843) 842-7645 or thesandbox.org. PLEASE NOTE: WE MAKE EVERY EFFORT POSSIBLE TO SEE THAT THE INFORMATION IN OUR CALENDAR OF EVENTS IS ACCURATE. HOWEVER, EVENTS SOMETIMES CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. PLEASE CALL THE LISTED PHONE NUMBERS FOR CONFIRMATION. TO INCLUDE YOUR EVENT IN THE CALENDAR, CALL (843) 757-9889, FAX (843) 757-9189 or E-MAIL icom@hiltonhead.com. DECEMBER 2011 ISLAND EVENTS 65


cDirectory of Advertisers Riding Tigers Bike Rentals Pg. 63 The Sea Pines Resort Pg. 71 Segway of Savannah Pg. 50 Vacation Comfort Bike Rentals Pg. 59 Yankee Pedaler Bike Rental Pg. 55

LODGING & REAL ESTATE

RECREATION Adventure Cruises Pg. 53 Bicycle Billy’s Pg. 57 The Bike Doctor Pg. 53 Blue Water TackleShop Pgs. 36-39 Commander Zodiac Pg. 53 Dolphin Discoveries Pg. 49 Dolphin Seafari Pg. 47 Drifter Pg. 59 Gullah Heritage Trail Tours Pg. 55 Gypsy Pg. 59 H2O Enviro Tours Pg. 56 Hilton Head Bicycle Company Pg. 48 Kayak Hilton Head Pg. 49 Lawton Stables Pg. 51 Legendary Golf Pg. 61 LowSea Bike, Beach & Baby Rentals Pg. 50 MonEric Fishing Charters Pg. 63 Nature Cruise w/Lunch or Dinner at Marshside Mama’s Pg. 47 Outside Hilton Head Pgs. 43 & 57 Outside Palmetto Bluff Pgs. 43 & 57 Palmetto Bay Watersports Pg. 47 Pedals Pg. 51

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HiltonHeadIsland.com Real Estate Pg. 24 Hilton Head Accommodations Pg. 25 Resort Source Timeshare Resales Pg. 25 South Beach Inn & Vacation Rentals Pgs. 36-39

ARTS & SERVICES 16th Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration Pg. 28 Arts Center of Coastal Carolina Pg. 67 Fountain Spa Pg. 27 HiltonHead.com Pg. 9 HiltonHeadYellowPages.com Pg. 43 Legacy Design Photographers Pg. 29 Powerhouse Family Fitness Gym Pg. 27 South Carolina Repertory Company Pg. 29

RESTAURANTS & LOUNGES British Open Pub Pg. 15 Captain John’s Galley at The Salty Dog Cafe Pgs. 36-39 Casey’s Sports Bar & Grille Pg. 23 Chart House Pg. 13 Crazy Crab Pg. 3 Flamingo’s Doughnut Cafe Pg. 17 Frosty Frog Cafe Daiquiri Bar Pg. 14

Hilton Head Brewing Company Pg. 15 It’s Greek To Me Pg. 14 Jake’s Salty Dog Pizza Pgs. 36-39 Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta & Steak House Pg. 7 Land’s End Tavern Pgs. 36-39 The Market Street Cafe Pg. 19 The Salty Dog Cafe Pgs. 36-39 Stellini Italian Restaurant Pg. 21 The Wreck of The Salty Dog Pgs. 36-39

SHOPS & BUSINESSES Birkenstock Pg. 32 Camp Hilton Head Pg. 2 Coligny Plaza Pg. 41 Designs By Cleo Pg. 34 Forsythe Jewelers Pg. 45 Frosty’s Closet Pg. 14 Harbour Town Merchants Pg. 71 Hilton Head Shirt Company Pg. 2 Hospice Community Thrift Pg. 34 Island Fudge Shoppe Pg. 40 Island Winery Pg. 19 Jake’s Cargo Pgs. 36-39 Jake’s Shore Thing Pg. 35 The Litter Box Pg. 35 Outside Hilton Head Pgs. 43 & 57 Piggly Wiggly Pg. 20 Port Royal Plaza Pg. 17 Salty Dog T-Shirt Factory Pgs. 36-39 & 72 The Shops at Sea Pines Center Pg. 71 South Beach General Store Pg. 2 Tanger Outlets Pgs. 4 & 5 Tropical Outfitters Pg. 33

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Outdoor Resorts RV Park

The Beachwalk Hotel

The SeaCrest

Holiday Inn Oceanfront

Comfort Inn South

Players Club

The Metropolitan Hotel

Marriott’s Grand Ocean Resort

Marriott’s Monarch

Swallowtail

Spicebush

South Beach Marina Inn

The Inn At Harbour Town

Marriott’s Harbour Club

Marriott’s Heritage Club

Hilton Head Harbour RV Resort & Marina

Daufuskie Island Resort & Spa

Marriott’s Welcome Center


The Westin Resort & Spa

Marriott’s Barony Beach Club

Hampton Inn

Island Club

Fiddler’s Cove

Sea Cloisters

Hilton Head Beach & Tennis

Marriott’s SurfWatch

Hilton Head Resort

Main Street Inn & Spa

Quality Inn & Suites

Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort

Marriott’s Harbour Point & Sunset Pointe

Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa

Hilton Oceanfront Resort

Days Inn

Hilton Head Suites

Red Roof Inn

Crowne Plaza Resort

Park Lane Hotel & Suites

Outdoor Resorts RV Park

Bluewater Resort & Marina

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The Spa On Port Royal Sound


cEvents Puzzle ACROSS CLUES 1. You do this when surf fishing. 5. Top rim of the cup. 8. South Carolina state dance. 12. Stand Up Paddleboarding with Outside Hilton Head, the paddleboard headquarters in the ____. 13. Frosty’s Closet for ____ of your frog wear needs. 14. South Beach General Store with ____ clothing and hats. 15. While in the Lowcountry, try this smoked. 16. Railway Express Agency: Abbr. 17. Sea Pines has ____ all. 18. Fall behind. 20. Civil Service Commission: Abbr. 22. Hilton Head Bicycle ____. 24. The Wreck Of The Salty Dog – it’s hard ____ to find something to enjoy. 27. Fountain Spa – ____ look forward to making you feel whole again. 28. Sheep. 29. The Market Street Cafe – ____ Island favorite for over 25 years. 30. Piggly Wiggly has a chicken wing bar and the gourmet salad and ____ bar. 32. Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy: Abbr. 34. LPGA’s Il ____ Chung. 35. The Harbour Town Shops in The ____ Pines Resort. 37. Gullah Heritage Trail Tours – The Gullah culture ____ manifested in family, lifestyle, food... 38. The Bike Doctor – Our rentals include a free basket, lock and child ____. 40. The Frosty Frog Cafe Daiquiri Bar – Lunch and dinner ____ 10 p.m. 42. Health Administrative Systems: Abbr. 43. Lowcountry favorite, pickled watermelon ____. 45. ____ gin fizz. 48. Italian the. 49. The Shops ____ Sea Pines Center. 50. Plural: Abbr. 51. Symbol for element chromium. 52. H2O Enviro Tours offering dolphin tours ____ the Calibogue Sound. 54. Golfer ____ Dougherty. 56. ____ plans now to attend the 16th Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration. 58. Foot digit. 59. Scottish small. 60. Not far. 70 ISLAND EVENTS DECEMBER 2011

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From the Lighthouse of Harbour Town and The Shops at Sea Pines Center to the Cape Cod Fishing Village of South Beach Marina, Sea Pines has it all. That’s because we started it all. We have the beaches. We have the restaurants. We have the shopping, golf, tennis, bike paths, horse back riding, kayaking and watersports. We have everything you want from Hilton Head. So if you want to really experience the island, you need to see where it all began, and see Sea Pines!

Harbour Town • South Beach • Sea Pines Center


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DIRECTIONS TO 67 ARROW RD: Exit the Sea Pines traffic circle onto Palmetto Bay Rd. Take a right at the first traffic light onto Target Rd. Take a left onto Arrow Rd. Go 1/2 mile to 67 Arrow Rd.

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