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The Original Visitor's Guide to Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry Since 1974.


<ul><li><p>6 ISLAND EVENTS AUGUST 2011</p><p>Member Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce, Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, Hilton Head Area Hospitality Association</p><p>Island Events Magazine is published monthly by Island Communications, P.O. Box 5511, HiltonHead Island, S.C. 29938, PHONE (843) 757-9889, FAX (843) 757-9189, Look for us on the web at Events prints a minimum of 685,000 copies per year and is distributed to approximately500 Island locations. Subscriptions available at $25.00 (Canada, $35 US) per year, single copiesavailable for postage and handling charges of $5.00 (Canada, $6 US). Send check to addressabove. The design, concept, and contents of Island Events are copyrighted and may not in anymanner be reproduced in part or whole without written permission from the publisher.Every effort is made to provide dependable information, however, the publisher does not warrantthat the content herein is complete or accurate. Any rates, special offers, etc. are subject tochange and are not guaranteed by Island Communications.</p><p>Copyright 2011, Island Communications. All rights reserved.</p><p>CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER ....................Linda Rew-GiffordPUBLISHER ................................................Lorraine JennessART DIRECTOR ................................................Jennifer MlayPRODUCTION DIRECTOR ....................................Lynn SmithEDITOR ............................................................Allyson JonesCONTRIBUTING WRITERS ................Blue Water Tackleshop,</p><p>Jo Emery, Kathleen McMenamin, Georgene Mortimer,Carey North, Patte Ranney, Doug Weaver</p><p>ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE ........................................Eric StraussACCOUNTING ..................................................Mallory RaleyDISTRIBUTION STAFF................................Bruce McLemore, </p><p>Gerry Norris, John TantCONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER ....................Joyce Harkins</p><p>cEditors NoteAlways a hot vacation destination, Hilton Head Island continues</p><p>to sizzle this month with an endless variety of water sports, excitingactivities, special events and family-friendly fun.</p><p>Of course, summer is beach season and now is the time to stakeout your spot on the Islands 12 miles of white-sand shoreline. Spenda day or week biking on the hard-packed sand, splashing in the surf,building castles or searching for seashells.</p><p>Keep your cool as the temperature spikes by getting out on thewater with a guided kayak tour, dolphin nature cruise, paddleboardlesson, pirate or parasail adventure, waverunner rental or fishingexcursion.</p><p>All ages are welcome to join in the fun this month and ourCalendar of Events and August Highlights have all the details onhappenings you wont want to miss. For information on camps,clinics, classes, family entertainment, trips, tours and excursions, take amoment to look over our summer Just for Kids section.</p><p>With hundreds of air-conditioned specialty shops, boutiques andfactory outlet stores, shopping is the sport of choice for many thrillseekers. Whether looking for back-to-school deals, outdoor gear, thelatest fashions and accessories or a special vacation souvenir, youwont have any problem finding what you need. Check out our IslandStyle feature for great finds and unique gift ideas.</p><p>Food is another important consideration and Hilton Head Island ishome to more than 200 restaurants catering to every taste and bud-get. From mouthwatering pizza to fresh seafood specialties, its not aproblem finding something to eat, its trying to decide where to eat first.</p><p>In this issue of Island Events, weve included a handy guide to localFarmers Markets, as well as a delicious crab cake recipe from theFrosty Frog Caf and tips on Bottling Southern Charm from GeorgeneMortimer of Island Winery.</p><p>Also in this issue, look for manatees with Kathleen McMenamin ofH2O Sports, learn about birds in the salt marsh with Capt. Patte Ranneyof Outside Hilton Head, go fishing with Blue Water Tackleshop, mastersidehill lies with former PGA Touring pro Doug Weaver and CareyNorth explains why now is the time to purchase Island real estate.</p><p>As always, the best in the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire is nevermore than a click away at,,,,, beaufort.comand Know before you go by viewing all of ourpriceless publications online, anytime, and printing out exactly whatyou need.</p><p>All of us at Island Communications thank you for making theLowcountry your vacation destination and we hope to see you again soon!</p></li><li><p> AUGUST 2011 ISLAND EVENTS 7</p><p> Learn to Waterski, Kneeboard,Wakeboard or go Tubing on aThree Hour, Private Tour</p><p> Instruction For All Levels.</p><p> No Experience Needed.</p><p> USCG Captains</p><p>FAMILY SKI DAY</p><p>Our Pontoon boats can hold upto 12 passengers comfortably! </p><p>Explore the waters on yourown time.</p><p>BOAT RENTALS</p><p>Explore Daufuskie IslandKayak Fish Crab</p><p>Private Island Retreat TubingBoating Savannah</p><p>Customized Family Adventures</p><p>FAMILYADVENTURE</p><p>FAMILY FUN</p><p>FISHING TOURS</p><p></p><p>Information &amp; Reservations for All Events:</p><p>Nothing couldbe finer!</p><p>KAYAKFISHING</p><p>SPORTFISHINGHilton HeadsBest SportFishing</p><p>Call for weekly schedule.</p><p>SINCE 1979</p></li><li><p>8 ISLAND EVENTS AUGUST 2011</p><p>26</p><p>FEATURES10 August Highlights</p><p>By Allyson Jones12 Must Taste14 Island Calendar </p><p>Activities and Events Islandwide18 Bottling Southern Charm</p><p>By Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery26 Farmers Markets27 Frosty Frog Crab Cakes28 Dining With Kids29 Shelter Cove Harbour Summer Entertainment36 Summer Solstice</p><p>By Carey North, Palmetto Sands Realty48 Island Style66 Island Horoscope August</p><p>An Island Events Favorite70 Island Beaches72 Island Tides86 Recreational Pathways Guide</p><p>104 Birds in the Salt MarshBy Capt. Patte Ranney, Outside Hilton Head</p><p>106 Sea CowsBy Kathleen McMenamin, H2O Sports</p><p>108 The Dog Days of SummerCourtesy of Blue Water Tackleshop</p><p>110 Sidehill LiesBy I.J. Schecter with Doug Weaver</p><p>113 Events PuzzleBy Jo Emery</p><p>DEPARTMENTS6 Editors Note</p><p>12 Dining &amp; Lounges24 Puzzle Answer36 Lodging &amp; Real Estate 40 Arts &amp; Services 44 Community Worship46 Shopping70 Activities90 Just for Kids</p><p>112 Golf Chart114 Directory of Advertisers116 Map of Hilton Head Island</p><p>CONTENTSAUGUST 2011 / 38TH YEAR / ISSUE 6 </p><p>About Our Cover...This August, join Mike</p><p>Withrow of Island WaterSports for the cool thrill of</p><p>racing over the water on a waverunner.</p><p>Photography by Joyce Harkins,Hilton Head Island Photography.</p></li><li><p> AUGUST 2011 ISLAND EVENTS 9</p></li><li><p>10 ISLAND EVENTS AUGUST 2011</p><p>Hilton Head Comedy ClubLaugh along with Americas besttouring comedians when theystop by the Hilton Head ComedyClub in Pineland Station. Thismonth, Paul Varghese, DwightSlade, Todd Yohn, KenRogerson and Jimmy Carrolleach bring their own uniquehumor to the intimate venue.Performances are Tuesdaythrough Sunday at 9 p.m. withtwo shows on Saturday at 8 and10 p.m. Reservations are rec-ommended.</p><p>On August 1, 8 and 15, kidsare the stars during RickHubbards Because WereOn Summer Vacation showat the Hilton Head ComedyClub. This interactive musicand comedy event is suitablefor all ages and includes freekazoos. Doors open at 7 p.m.and a kid-friendly menu isavailable. (843) 681-7757</p><p>Shelter Cove HarbourA summer-long celebration of theseason, HarbourFest featuresfree nightly live entertainmentat San Miguels Mexican Caf,Scotts Fish Market and KingfisherSeafood, Pasta &amp; Steak House,plus arts and crafts and familyfun overlooking picturesqueShelter Cove Harbour. Plan toarrive early on August 2 and 9 tocatch the magnificent fireworksdisplay at dusk.</p><p>Through Labor Day, stop by theShelter Cove Gazebo to joinlongtime favorite ShannonTanner for his interactive Family</p><p>Extravaganza Shows, Mondaythrough Friday, at 6:30 and 8 p.m. Cappy the Clown andfriends are clowning aroundthe harbor with kids activities,bouncy houses, hair braiding,face painting, balloon twisting,talent shows and more, Sundaythrough Friday, starting at 6 p.m.Admission and parking arealways free. (843) 686-9098</p><p>The Sea Pines ResortPark your car just inside themain gate of the resort, hop onthe Sea Pines Trolley, sit backand relax on a scenic tour whilemaking your way to South Beach,Harbour Town or The Shops atSea Pines Center.</p><p>Entertaining the crowds down atThe Salty Dog Caf in SouthBeach Marina Village, DaveKemmerly or Bruce Crichtonperform nightly on the board-walk from 6-10 p.m. For kids ofall ages, Jake the Salty Dogis on hand for pictures twice aday; Tie-Dye Your OwnCustom Salty Dog T-Shirt onweekdays starting at 11 a.m.;have your face painted sevendays a week after 6:30 p.m.;catch South Carolina Magicianof the Year, Gary Maurer,Friday through Sunday, at 7 and8 p.m.; or join in the Kids Fun&amp; Games taking place Mondaythrough Thursday nights start-ing at 7. (843)</p><p>Under the Liberty Oak inHarbour Town, Gregg Russell,Hilton Head Islands very own</p><p>by Allyson Jones</p><p>August Highlights</p><p>Egret, by Carol Clemens</p><p>The summer season may be winding down, but there isno shortage of sizzling hot activities, special events,back-to-school celebrations and family fun. Beat the heatthis August and take advantage of all the cool happen-ings taking place throughout the Lowcountry.</p><p>Coastal DiscoveryMuseum at Honey HornThe month kicks off withFamily Fun Day at the</p><p>Coastal DiscoveryMuseum at Honey Horn.On August 1, spend theday exploring this historic68-acre property, whichincludes several board-</p><p>walks and exhibits, areplica shell ring, a but-terfly enclosure, a horse</p><p>barn and pasture withtwo Marsh Tackies, a</p><p>Kids Zone, a temporaryexhibit gallery showcas-</p><p>ing Wading andDiving Birds in the</p><p>Lowcountry Salt Marshand much more. (843)689-3033 ext. 224 or</p><p></p></li><li><p> AUGUST 2011 ISLAND EVENTS 11</p><p>Pied Piper, performs for gener-ations of fans every Sundaythrough Friday beginning at 8 p.m. through August 26. Priorto his complimentary show,Face Painting, Magic &amp; Moreis available from 6-8 p.m. OnSaturday nights through August20, The Steppin Stones pro-vide a rockin good time startingat 7:30 p.m. (843) 842-1979or</p><p>Arts Center of Coastal CarolinaAugust 10-11, Second City iscenter stage with their high-flyinglive comedy show combiningtopical sketch comedy, uniqueand hilarious songs and on-the-spot improvisation. An Americantreasure for over 50 years, seethe latest class of comics fromChicagos legendary theatretroupe. (843) 842-2787</p><p>In the Art League of Hilton HeadGallery, The Apple Pie Paintersexhibit is on display from August2 through September 3. Join thistalented group of local artistsfor the Opening Reception onAugust 2 or stop by on Fridaysfor free Gallery Talks. (843)681-5060 or</p><p>Tanger OutletsAugust 5-7, take advantage ofSouth Carolinas Sales TaxHoliday when clothing, clothingaccessories, footwear, schoolsupplies, computers, bed linensand more are exempt from salesand use tax. For a completelist of tax-exempt items,</p><p>During the Tanger OutletsSouth Carolina Tax FreeWeekend &amp; Food Drive for theDeep Well Project, August 5-7, enjoy big sales on back-to-school clothing, school suppliesand footwear all tax free.Bring a non-perishable fooditem to Tanger Shopper Servicesand receive a sheet of 20% offTangerstyle coupons.</p><p>On August 13, Tanger Outlet 2is home to the Kids Back toSchool Safety Day from 12-3 p.m. Meet the Bluffton FireDepartment, the Beaufort CountyK-9 unit, the Coastal DiscoveryMuseum and Tangeroo, plusplay on moonwalks and slides,enjoy music, dancing and gameswith DJ Alan Palchak and pickup a sheet of Tangerstylecoupons. (843) 837-5410</p><p>BBQ &amp; BluesHosted by the Bluffton Old TownMerchants Society on CalhounStreet, invited BBQ eateriesserve up samples of their bestdishes accompanied by localblues music and Kidz Play activ-ities during the 4th Annual BBQ&amp; Blues on August 20 from11 a.m.-4 p.m. For details, con-tact Reeves Outdoor Cateringat (843) 757-6300 or</p><p>HawkFestA community celebration raisingathletic and academic funds forlocal youth, HawkFest takesplace at Mitchelville Beach Parkon August 27 from 3-8 p.m.Cool off with waterslides andrides, an assortment of games,pie and watermelon eating con-tests, live music by Pachangaand more. A 5K Run is sched-uled at 8 a.m. at Hilton HeadHigh Island High School. (843)689-4982 or</p><p>Picnic &amp; PopsThe Hilton Head SymphonyOrchestras summer concertseries continues on August 27with Picnic &amp; Pops: TheOriginal Chad Mitchell Trio inConcert on the Rose Hill PoloField in Bluffton. Bring a picnic,chairs and blankets to hear oneof the most popular folk groupsof the 60s blend humor, politi-cal satire and stunning harmony.Gates open at 6 p.m. Ticketsare $35, free for children.Rain date is August 28. (843)842-2055 or</p><p>Smokey Joes Caf, courtesy of the ArtsCenter of Coastal Carolina</p><p>Arts Center of Coastal CarolinaThe hottest joint intown, Smokey JoesCaf is heating up the ArtsCenter of Coastal Carolinathrough August 6. Show-casing 39 pop standards,from Stand By Me andPoison Ivy to YaketyYak and Love PotionNo. 9, soak in the maltshop sounds of legendarysongwriters Jerry Leiberand Mike Stoller. (843)842-2787 or</p></li><li><p>Where can you find the best specialtyburgers in town? Offering 20 mouth-</p><p>watering burger options, AJs Burgers is THEplace. Enjoy indoor or outdoor seating, for sports fans</p><p>and families alike.</p><p>Bistro 17 offers casual bistro dining with a European flair, all whileoverlooking picturesque Shelter Cove Marina. Delicious food and</p><p>gracious service can be found here for breakfast, lunch and dinner.</p><p>The British Open Pub offers authentic English food, American favoritesand Certified Angus beef in a family-friendly, pub-style atmosphere at both</p><p>their Hilton Head and Bluffton locations.</p><p>Caseys Sports Bar &amp; Grille features the Islands best over-sized wings and housespecialties like the Roast Beef on Weck, a variety of wraps, cheese steaks, sandwiches,salads and enormous hamburgers.</p><p>Enjoy creative cuisine, legendary seafood specialties, decadent desserts and spectacularwaterfront dining at the Chart House.</p><p>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 CrazyCrab.</p><p>Whats more delicious than a doughnut? A fresh, hot, hand-dipped, custom-made cakedoughnut from Flamingos Doughnut Cafe.</p><p>The Frosty Frog Cafe not only serves up the most outrageously delicious frozendaiquiris, Frosty also offers finger-licking good food.</p><p>How does gourmet Italian Ice, coffee, tea, slushies, pretzels and other treats sound?Look for all of these at Frostys Italian Ices and More located at Shelter CoveHarbour Marina.</p><p>Award-winning wings are just one of the tasty menu items found at Hilton HeadBrewing Co. 1st Overall Winner of the 201...</p></li></ul>