Events in Bluffton, SC: November – December 2017

Bluffton, a ‘state of mind’ town located in South Carolina, seeks to provide its residents with an eventful Low Country experience and a community filled with comfort and safety amongst its members. As 2017 comes to a close, Bluffton offers 11 events ranging from Art Shows, Community Walks, a Veterans Parade and a Christmas Parade, a Book Festival, and much more! That being said, you should spend November and December involved in these activities to get to know your community and its roots! The events are listed below, explore and enjoy!

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SoBA Presents 12×12 Show

November 6, 2017 – Sunday, December 3, 2017-This is an All Day Event

About the Event

The Society of Bluffton Artists present its annual fall 12 x 12 Show. It’s a unique, interesting and challenging member exhibition in which each member may submit two 12 x 12-inch canvases. Each 12 x 12 is priced the same, $120 — in time for holiday art shopping.

The art is the perfect size for groupings. It will fit in small spaces and is very easily shipped.

The 12 x 12 artwork will be on display from November 6th to Dec 3rd at the gallery on Church Street in Old Town Bluffton. This show also serves as an important fundraiser for SoBA. The artists traditionally share a large portion of their commission with the gallery from this exhibition.

The Details

Contact

Event Location

Society of Bluffton Artists
6 Church Street
Bluffton, SC, 29910

Admission Details: Free

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Farmers Market of Bluffton

Thursday, March 2, 2017 – Thursday, June 28, 2018, 1:00pm

About the Event

Just a sampling of our offerings…

Fresh, local produce (organic & traditional), plants, nuts, herbs, flowers, honey, cheese, milk, eggs, beef, pork, lamb, and seafood…

Specialty items: kettle corn, spices, coffee, loose tea blends, smoothie boosters, cookies, galettes, treats, jams, salsa, dips, chutneys, sweets, chocolates, granolas, sprout breads, freshly baked goods & pastries, fresh pasta & sauces…

Join us every third Thursday for A Taste of What’s Cooking at Montage, Palmetto Bluff, premier sponsor for 2017.

Prepared foods: bbq, whole beer-can chicken, curries, dumplings, gumbo, brick-oven pizza, oysters, shrimp, & other seafood…

The Details

Contact

Event Location

Calhoun Cottages
Calhoun Street
Bluffton, SC, 29910

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‘Living with Low Vision’

Thursday, November 8, 2017 – 1:00 pm

About the Event

Dr. Peter Liggett of Hilton Head Macula & Retina is sponsoring a special seminar for Sun City Hilton Head called “Living with Low Vision,” designed to educate and encourage people living with vision impairment.

The seminar is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9th in the Colleton River Room in Pinckney Hall of Sun City Hilton Head.

The event is open to Sun City Hilton Head residents only. Pre-registration is required by calling the Hilton Head Macula & Retina office at 843-868-1092 or visiting https://hhmr.org/low-vision- suncity/. The reservation deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 7th.

Low vision is the term used to refer to a visual impairment that is not correctable through surgery, pharmaceuticals, glasses or contact lenses. It is often characterized by partial sight, such as blurred vision, blind spots or tunnel vision, but also includes legal blindness.

Speakers for the event include:

  • Rick Locke, a retired information technology executive who now pursues fine art photography and golf, was diagnosed with a hereditary macular dystrophy in 2008 and became legally blind in 2011. He will discuss the strategies, technologies and resources he uses to succeed with low vision
  • Bob Martin, a retired chemical engineer, will discuss his role as president of the Hilton Head chapter of the National Federation of the Blind. He’ll also talk about the National Federation of the Blind’s local low vision group available for the community.
  • Peter Liggett, M.D. of Hilton Head Macula & Retina, a renowned retina specialist who has been a clinical professor of ophthalmology at Yale School of Medicine and Weill Cornell College of Medicine. He founded New England Retina Associates, which had six retina specialists and more than 10,000 patient visits per year. He has written more than 75 articles in peer-reviewed journals and edited four major textbooks on diseases of the macula and retina. He is an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology, which certifies doctors to practice in ophthalmology.

For more information, call (843) 422-9987 or visit http://www.hhmr.org.

The Details

Contact

Event Location

Colleton River Room in Pinckney Hall of Sun City Hilton Head
Bluffton, SC, 29910

Admission Details: Free

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18th Annual Memory Matters Golf Tournament

Saturday, November 11, 2017 – 8:00 am

About the Event

Golfers count the Memory Matters’ annual golf tourney as a must-play day. More than 125 golfers enjoy a bountiful breakfast, then they test their skills on the challenging Moss Creek Golf Course. A light lunch and lively auction – with a noted volunteer auctioneer – round out the 18th Annual day of fellowship.

The Details

Contact

Event Location

Moss Creek Golf Club
1523 Fording Island Road
Bluffton, SC

Admission Details: $200 per person

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Bluffton Veterans Day Parade

Saturday, November 11, 2017 – 10:00 am

About the Event

American Legion Dennis J. Becker Post 205, Bluffton, S.C. cordially invites you and the members of your family or organization, to attend the Veterans Day Parade. The Parade will be held on Friday, November 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

The Parade route will be Alljoy Rd to Calhoun St. Thru Promenade Street ending at Dr. Mellichamp Drive. All units are requested to please line up on Pritchard Street by 9:00 a.m. The Veterans Day Grand Marshall will be Sgt Major Tom (Santa) Story. In the event of inclement weather, the Parade will be cancelled.

 

The Details

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Event Location

Old Town Bluffton
Alljoy Road to Calhoun Street
Bluffton, SC

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Out of the Darkness Community Walk

Sunday, November 12, 2017 8:00 am

About the Event

The 8th annual Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention is November 12. Registration begins at noon and the program begins at 1pm. Come walk through historic Bluffton while reading inspirational signs along the way. There will be a silent auction, face painting and s’mores for the kids, hotdogs and drinks for sale while gathering with others that have suffered a loss of have lived experiences with suicide.  The event raises money for The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (afsp.org) for research, education and advocacy. You can register online at afsp.org/hiltonhead. Form a team or join a team.  Come walk and raise awareness. We can save lives together.

The Details

Contact

Vanessa Riley

vrileyhhi@gmail.com

843-384-2901

Event Location

Oyster Factory Park
63 Wharf Street
Bluffton, SC, 29910

Admission Details: free

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Lowcountry Elements: A Natural Study” Featured at Society of Bluffton Artists Gallery in November

Monday, November 13, 2017 – Sunday, Decemeber 10, 2017 – 10:00am

About the Event

Elizabeth Slater is the November featured artist at the Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA) gallery. “Lowcountry Elements: A Natural Study” will be an exhibit of pencil, watercolor and acrylic adaptations of the coastal elements beloved to the Lowcountry. The show is scheduled from November 13-December 10. An opening reception is slated for 3-5 p.m. Sunday, November 19th at the gallery in Old Town Bluffton.

Slater has always called the South Georgia coast her home. Native to Savannah, her fondest memories include beach days on Tybee Island, crabbing from the family dock on the Grove River, enjoying oyster roasts with  family and friends and meandering Calhoun Street in Bluffton with her dad on Saturdays.

Slater’s artistic venture, Meyer Slater, is in part named after her maternal grandmother, Rebecca Felton Meyer, who taught Slater the love of the coast.

“It is my goal to bring a piece of coastal nature inside everyone’s home through works of art — in homage to my grandmother and all that she was to so many,” Slater said.

The Details

Contact

Event Location

Society of Bluffton Artists
6 Church Street
Bluffton, SC, 29910

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Society of Bluffton Artists’ Holiday Boutique

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 – Friday, December 22, 2017 – 10:00 am

About the Event

Artists of the Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA) are preparing their creative wares for the Fifth Annual Holiday Boutique, scheduled for November 14th-December 22nd at the gallery’s Center for Creative Arts building next door.

The boutique offers the community a unique place to shop for the holidays from local artists with a variety of creative items to choose from — including jewelry, cards, holiday decorations, small paintings, floral arrangements and fiber art. Prices range from $15 to $350.

“It’s always a fun surprise to see the unique, creative things that people bring in,” said Gayle Miller, SoBA’s president. “This gives the SoBA members the opportunity to display and sell other art pieces that normally wouldn’t be sold at the gallery. They really enjoy the challenge.”

The boutique opens from November 14th through December 22nd. The hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The Details

Contact

Event Location

Society of Bluffton Artists
6 Church Street
Bluffton, SC, 29910

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Bluffton Book Festival

Thursday, November 16, 2017 – Saturday, November 18, 2017 – This is an All Day Event

About the Event

The festivities kick off on Thursday, November 16th with a partnership with The Pat Conroy Literary Center to bring a lecture series inspired by the late iconic and celebrated writer to the Bluffton Library.  On Friday, November 17th, there will be workshops for writers and readers. Also, on that Friday evening there will be a VIP Meet The Authors Reception sponsored by Outback Steakhouse® in Bluffton, held on their private terrace. Tickets for the VIP event are limited and will go on sale through CitySpin.com in mid October. All proceeds from the VIP event will go to charity.  On Saturday, November 18th, the public is invited to come out from 10:00am to 4:00pm to Calhoun Street in Historic Old Town Bluffton to meet and hear from authors, and purchase signed copies of their books; to bring their children for story time and face painting; and enjoy food and wares from local and regional vendors.  Those in attendance will also have the chance to participate in fun games and giveaways through various drawings.

Literary talent scheduled to appear at the 2nd annual Bluffton Book Festival include: New York Times bestselling authors Mary Kay Andrews, Mary Alice Monroe, Mary B. Morrison, Patti Callahan-Henry, and C.J. Lyons; Local favorites Cassandra King Conroy, Bernie Schein, Ellen Malphrus, James McTeer; And many more!

A portion of the proceeds raised during the three-day event will benefit two non-profit organizations:  The Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) and The Literacy Center (TLC) in Bluffton and Hilton Head Island. With the help of TLC, thousands of adults and children have been equipped with reading and writing skills; and through Binc, booksellers are provided with financial support for natural disasters, medical bills, and domestic violence situations among other needs.

For more information about the festival (#BBF2017), including how to become a sponsor, please visit http://www.blufftonbookfestival.com; or call 843-707-6409.

The Details

Contact

Event Location

Various Locations
Bluffton, SC

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Opening Reception of Marge and Friends

Thursday, November 16, 2017 – 4:00 pm

About the Event

Four Corners Applauds the Second Showing of “Marge and Friends”

Opening Reception: November 16th from 4pm until 7pm

Show continues through December 1st. This event is free and open to the public.

The Details

Contact

  • 843-757-8185

Event Location

Four Corners Art Gallery
1263B May River Rd
Bluffton, SC

 

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 Town of Bluffton Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 2, 2017 – 10:00 am

About the Event

Please join us on Saturday, December 2nd for the Annual Town of Bluffton Christmas Parade.  You can register for the parade by clicking the link on the right.  In order to keep the parade safe and enjoyable for all, we ask that the parade participants follow the rules listed below.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the parade!

The parade begins at 10:00 a.m.  Streets will begin closing at 8:00 a.m. All parade entries should arrive in their staging areas by 8:00 a.m. The parade ends at Red Cedar Elementary school.

The Details

Contact

Event Location

Old Town Bluffton
Bluffton, SC

 

 

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