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

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  • 6 ISLAND EVENTS AUGUST 2011 hiltonhead.com

    Member Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce, Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, Hilton Head Area Hospitality Association

    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, e-mail:icom@hiltonhead.com. Look for us on the web at hiltonhead.com/category/magazines.Island 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.

    Copyright 2011, Island Communications. All rights reserved.

    CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER ....................Linda Rew-GiffordPUBLISHER ................................................Lorraine JennessART DIRECTOR ................................................Jennifer MlayPRODUCTION DIRECTOR ....................................Lynn SmithEDITOR ............................................................Allyson JonesCONTRIBUTING WRITERS ................Blue Water Tackleshop,

    Jo Emery, Kathleen McMenamin, Georgene Mortimer,Carey North, Patte Ranney, Doug Weaver

    ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE ........................................Eric StraussACCOUNTING ..................................................Mallory RaleyDISTRIBUTION STAFF................................Bruce McLemore,

    Gerry Norris, John TantCONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER ....................Joyce Harkins

    cEditors NoteAlways a hot vacation destination, Hilton Head Island continues

    to sizzle this month with an endless variety of water sports, excitingactivities, special events and family-friendly fun.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    As always, the best in the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire is nevermore than a click away at hiltonhead.com, hiltonheadisland.com,bluffton.com, savannah.com, stsimonsisland.com, beaufort.comand daufuskie.com. Know before you go by viewing all of ourpriceless publications online, anytime, and printing out exactly whatyou need.

    All of us at Island Communications thank you for making theLowcountry your vacation destination and we hope to see you again soon!

  • hiltonhead.com AUGUST 2011 ISLAND EVENTS 7

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    1-800-686-6996www.outsidehiltonhead.com

    Information & Reservations for All Events:

    Nothing couldbe finer!

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    SPORTFISHINGHilton HeadsBest SportFishing

    Call for weekly schedule.

    SINCE 1979

  • 8 ISLAND EVENTS AUGUST 2011 hiltonhead.com

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    FEATURES10 August Highlights

    By Allyson Jones12 Must Taste14 Island Calendar

    Activities and Events Islandwide18 Bottling Southern Charm

    By Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery26 Farmers Markets27 Frosty Frog Crab Cakes28 Dining With Kids29 Shelter Cove Harbour Summer Entertainment36 Summer Solstice

    By Carey North, Palmetto Sands Realty48 Island Style66 Island Horoscope August

    An Island Events Favorite70 Island Beaches72 Island Tides86 Recreational Pathways Guide

    104 Birds in the Salt MarshBy Capt. Patte Ranney, Outside Hilton Head

    106 Sea CowsBy Kathleen McMenamin, H2O Sports

    108 The Dog Days of SummerCourtesy of Blue Water Tackleshop

    110 Sidehill LiesBy I.J. Schecter with Doug Weaver

    113 Events PuzzleBy Jo Emery

    DEPARTMENTS6 Editors Note

    12 Dining & Lounges24 Puzzle Answer36 Lodging & Real Estate 40 Arts & Services 44 Community Worship46 Shopping70 Activities90 Just for Kids

    112 Golf Chart114 Directory of Advertisers116 Map of Hilton Head Island

    CONTENTSAUGUST 2011 / 38TH YEAR / ISSUE 6

    About Our Cover...This August, join Mike

    Withrow of Island WaterSports for the cool thrill of

    racing over the water on a waverunner.

    Photography by Joyce Harkins,Hilton Head Island Photography.

  • hiltonhead.com AUGUST 2011 ISLAND EVENTS 9

  • 10 ISLAND EVENTS AUGUST 2011 hiltonhead.com

    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.

    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 orhiltonheadcomedyclub.com.

    Shelter Cove HarbourA summer-long celebration of theseason, HarbourFest featuresfree nightly live entertainmentat San Miguels Mexican Caf,Scotts Fish Market and KingfisherSeafood, Pasta & 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.

    Through Labor Day, stop by theShelter Cove Gazebo to joinlongtime favorite ShannonTanner for his interactive Family

    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 orsheltercovehiltonhead.com.

    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.

    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& Games taking place Mondaythrough Thursday nights start-ing at 7. (843) 683-6465.saltydog.com.

    Under the Liberty Oak inHarbour Town, Gregg Russell,Hilton Head Islands very own

    by Allyson Jones

    August Highlights

    Egret, by Carol Clemens

    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.

    Coastal DiscoveryMuseum at Honey HornThe month kicks off withFamily Fun Day at the

    Coastal Discove