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Original Visitor's Guide to Hilton Head Island & The Lowcountry

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<ul><li><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, 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.</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 Note</p><p>Summertime and the living is easy especially when youre spend-ing the summer on Hilton Head Island.</p><p>A world-class vacation destination, Hilton Head is home to 12 milesof hard-packed, white-sand shoreline, more than 50 miles of pavedpublic pathways, every imaginable water sport, an array of family-friendly activities and entertainment, hundreds of delicious restaurantsand retail stores, dozens of golf courses, exceptional tennis facilities,outstanding performing arts organizations and so much more.</p><p>This issue of Island Events is devoted to summer fun, from our spe-cial Just for Kids section with details on local camps, clinics, classes,family entertainment, tours and excursion to our July Highlightsfeature with information on the best places to enjoy Fourth of Julyfestivities and fireworks.</p><p>Keeping cool is essential this month, so set sail on a dolphin naturecruise, try stand-up paddleboarding, head out for a day of deep-seafishing, race over the waves on a jet ski or simply splash in the surf.For even more ideas on ways to beat the heat in July, check out ADay on the Water.</p><p>Also in this issue of Island Events, join realtor Carey North in ThePursuit of Happiness, experience the unique strand feeding behaviorof local dolphins with Capt. Patte Ranney of Outside Hilton Headand learn what makes the nighttime water glow with MasterNaturalist Kathleen McMenamin of H2O Sports.</p><p>Go fishing with Blue Water Tackleshop, master downhill lies withformer PGA Touring pro Doug Weaver, chill out with GeorgeneMortimer of Island Winery, make Up the Creek Pub &amp; Grills FamousBuffalo Chicken Dip or homemade play dough with a recipe courtesyof The Sandbox.</p><p>As always, the best in the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire is just aclick away at hiltonhead.com, hiltonheadisland.com, bluffton.com,savannah.com, stsimonsisland.com and beaufort.com. View allof our priceless publications online, anytime, and print out exactlywhat you need, when you need it.</p><p>All of us at Island Communications hope you and yours enjoy ahappy and safe Independence Day. Enjoy your time in the Lowcountryand visit us again soon!</p><p>6 ISLAND EVENTS JULY 2011 hiltonhead.com</p></li><li><p>hiltonhead.com JULY 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>1-800-686-6996www.outsidehiltonhead.com</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 JULY 2011 hiltonhead.com</p><p>110</p><p>FEATURES10 July Highlights</p><p>By Allyson Jones12 Must Taste14 Island Calendar </p><p>Activities and Events Islandwide18 The Perfect Chill</p><p>By Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery26 The Crazy Crab Crab Races27 Up the Creek Pub &amp; Grills Famous Buffalo</p><p>Chicken Dip28 Dining With Kids29 Shelter Cove Harbour Summer Entertainment36 The Pursuit of Happiness</p><p>By Carey North, Palmetto Sands Realty48 Island Style62 Island Horoscope July</p><p>An Island Events Favorite70 Island Beaches72 Island Tides86 Recreational Pathways Guide88 Island Parks</p><p>104 The Magic of Gary Maurer106 Homemade Fun: Play Dough</p><p>Courtesy of The Sandbox109 Lights Out for Turtles110 A Day on the Water112 Strand Feeding</p><p>By Capt. Patte Ranney, Outside Hilton Head114 Bioluminescent Dinoflagellates</p><p>By Kathleen McMenamin, H2O Sports116 Fishing Heats Up</p><p>Courtesy of Blue Water Tackleshop118 Downhill Lies</p><p>By I.J. Schecter with Doug Weaver121 Events Puzzle</p><p>By Jo Emery</p><p>DEPARTMENTS6 Editors Note</p><p>12 Dining &amp; Lounges36 Lodging &amp; Real Estate 40 Arts &amp; Services 46 Shopping70 Activities92 Just for Kids96 Puzzle Answer</p><p>120 Golf Chart122 Directory of Advertisers124 Map of Hilton Head Island</p><p>CONTENTSJULY 2011 / 38TH YEAR / ISSUE 5 </p><p>About Our Cover...Kylee and Taylor Gleasondiscover that tubing on a</p><p>customized watersportsadventure with Live Oac is</p><p>a great way to beat thesummer heat.</p><p>Photography by Joyce Harkins,Hilton Head Island Photography.</p></li><li><p>hiltonhead.com JULY 2011 ISLAND EVENTS 9</p></li><li><p>10 ISLAND EVENTS JULY 2011 hiltonhead.com</p><p>Arts Center of Coastal CarolinaAssemblage artist Caroll Williamsand photographer Donna Varnercast a quirky eye on old discard-ed artifacts engine parts, rustymetal, Scrabble tiles and more and create contemporary artwith a history. Their [arti]Fact &amp;Fiction exhibit is showcased inthe Art League of Hilton HeadsGallery at the Arts Center fromJuly 6-30 with an Artist Receptionon July 7 from 5-7 p.m. (843)681-5060 or artleaguehhi.org.</p><p>Fourth of JulyIndependence Day is Monday,July 4, and the holiday startsearly on Hilton Head Island andends with a bang.</p><p>At the Tanger Outlets, the 4th ofJuly Weekend Sale runs July 1-4. With two convenient locations,one and two miles west of HiltonHead Island, enjoy extra savingsfrom your favorite brand nameoutlet stores during the four-daysidewalk sale. (843) 837-5410or tangeroutlet.com.</p><p>A family-friendly celebrationwith patriotic music and aparade of signs, the 3rdAnnual Independence DayCelebration hosted by the HiltonHead Island TEA Party takesplace in the air-conditionedcomfort of Hilton Head HighSchools Visual and PerformingArts Center on July 3 from 1-3:30 p.m. teapartyhhi.org.</p><p>Over 1,100 runners and walk-ers of all ages and abilities areexpected to participate in the</p><p>26th Annual Hargray HiltonHead Firecracker 5000 RoadRace and Family Fun Walkkicking off at The Mall atShelter Cove on July 4 at 8 a.m.The Post-Race Celebrationincludes music, refreshments anddoor prizes. (843) 757-8520or bearfootsports.com.</p><p>In Harbour Town, family favoriteGregg Russell can be foundperforming under the LibertyOak, Sunday through Fridaythroughout the summer, startingat 8 p.m. Prior to his show, checkout the entertainment andactivities, featuring Yostie thePuppeteller on select evenings,face painting, magic and more.Saturday nights, enjoy a rockingood time with The SteppinStones, a young but seasoned classic rock band.</p><p>On July 4 at 9:30 a.m., theInaugural 4th of July Paradesteps out in Harbour Town. Toparticipate, meet in the parkinglot adjacent to the HarbourTown Lighthouse for decoratingsupplies to outfit your bicycle,wagon, dog or kids. Entries willbe judged on patriotism. Planto return early that evening forthe 4th of July Festivities inHarbour Town which concludewith a fireworks extravaganzaaround 9 p.m. (843) 842-1979or seapines.com.</p><p>Throughout the day, the 4th ofJuly Golf Challenge takes placeon the Pete Dye-designed HeronPoint course in The Sea PinesResort. Golfers use a flag to</p><p>by Allyson Jones</p><p>July Highlights</p><p>The cast of Smokey Joes Caf heatsup the Arts Center through Aug. 6.</p><p>Photography By Anne</p><p>Things are hot on Hilton Head Island from the soaringtemperatures to the sizzling special events. With GrammyAward-winning musicals, uplifting concerts, holiday hap-penings, one-of-a-kind exhibits and world-class sportingevents, there are plenty of ways to keep cool duringsteamy summer days.</p><p>Arts Center of Coastal Carolina</p><p>Featuring 39 pop stan-dards from Poison Ivy</p><p>and Yakety Yak toHound Dog and StandBy Me, soak in the malt</p><p>shop sounds of leg-endary songwriters JerryLeiber and Mike Stoller</p><p>when the Arts Center ofCoastal Carolina pre-</p><p>sents Smokey Joes Cafthrough August 6. A fast-paced trip through some</p><p>of the biggest hits ofrock n roll and R&amp;B,Smokey Joes Caf is</p><p>the hottest joint in town.(843) 842-2787 or</p><p>artshhi.com.</p></li><li><p>hiltonhead.com JULY 2011 ISLAND EVENTS 11</p><p>mark the point where they hittheir 72nd shot, with handicapapplied. The one whose flag isclosest to the clubhouse wins.Normal greens fees apply. (843)842-1477 or seapines.com.</p><p>A Fourth of July carnival featur-ing a bounce house, corn holecontests, a snow cone station,games, holiday crafts, BBQlunch and more, POP! GoesThe Sandbox promises fun forthe young and young-at-hearton July 4 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.at The Sandbox, An InteractiveChildrens Museum.</p><p>Later in the month, cool off atThe Sandboxs Christmas inJuly party on July 27. MeetHilton Head Yacht Club captainsand see their boats, play in theBalloon Typhoon and snow,create holiday crafts and hangout with Santa during this spe-cial celebration. Admission foreither event is $10 per person,free for children under 2. (843)842-7645 or thesandbox.org.</p><p>At Shelter Cove CommunityPark, the Island Rec. Centerhosts Summer Jams onTuesday nights (except July 5)from 7-10 p.m. Jeff Taylor of103.1 The Drive provides musicand games, plus there arebounce houses, face painting,concessions and more. Just dontforget to bring a chair or blanketto catch the fireworks show overShelter Cove Harbour after dusk,especially for the HolidaySummer Jams taking placeon July 4 at 6 p.m. Admissionis free. (843) 681-7273 orislandreccenter.org.</p><p>On the Islands north end, theChart House and Hudsons hostthe 27th Annual Free SkullCreek Community Fireworkson July 4. Outside entertainmentbegins at 6 p.m. with fireworksfrom a barge in the IntracoastalWaterway at 9:30 p.m. Arriveearly to stake out a spot andbring blankets and chairs. Free</p><p>parking and shuttle service isavailable from the Boys &amp; Girls Club on Gum Tree Road. (843) 681-2772 orhudsonsonthedocks.com.</p><p>The Players AmateurHosted by the Heritage ClassicFoundation, the worlds bestamateur golfers will be on handfor The Players Amateur, July7-10. Held annually on the TomFazio-designed Belfair Golf Clubin Bluffton, past participantsinclude Ben Curtis, Lucas Glover,Bill Haas, JB Holmes, DustinJohnson, Matt Kuchar, CamiloVillegas and Nick Watney. Lastyear, Oklahoma State seniorKevin Tway, son of PGA Tour starBob Tway, rallied on the backnine to capture the title. Admis-sion is free, cameras and cellphones are not allowed. (843)671-2448 or playersam.com.</p><p>Camp RockThis summer at camp was sup-posed to be all about the musicand having the time of their lives,but ends up being a showdownbetween two music camps whenMain Street Youth Theatre pre-sents Disneys high-energymusical, Camp Rock, July 13-25. Performances take place atthe Visual and Performing ArtsCenter on July 13-15, 20-23and 27-30 at 7:30 p.m. withSunday matinees on July 24 and31 at 2 p.m. (843) 689-6246or msyt.org. </p><p>Picnic &amp; PopsOn July 20, the Hilton HeadSymphony Orchestras Picnic &amp;Pops outdoor summer concertseries returns to Shelter CoveCommunity Park with Lavon C.Stevens and Friends: Gospeland Jazz Music of OurHeart. An exciting celebrationof the music that touches thehuman heart and soul, the parkopens at 5:30 p.m. and the con-cert starts at 7 p.m. Bring yourown picnic or purchase conces-sion on-site. (843) 842-2055or hhso.org.</p><p>Independence Day HarbourFest,Shelter Cove Harbour</p><p>Fourth of JulyEvery night isHarbourFest at ShelterCove Harbour withlongtime local favoritesShannon Tanner andCappy the Clown, livemusic, arts and crafts,bounce houses, balloontwisting and much more.On Tuesday evenings,fireworks light up thesky with a specialIndependence DayHarbourFest plannedfor Monday, July 4.Admission and parkingat Shelter Cove Harbouris always free. (843) 686-9098 orsheltercovehiltonhead.com.</p></li><li><p>Where can you find the best specialtyburgers in town? Offering 20 mouth-watering</p><p>burger options, AJs Burgers is THE place. Enjoyindoor or outdoor seating, for sports fans 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 their</p><p>Hilton Head and Bluffton locations.</p><p>Caseys Sports Bar &amp; Grille features the Islands best over-sized wings andhouse specialties like the Roast Beef on Weck, a variety of wraps, cheese steaks,</p><p>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 2011 Hilton Head Island WingFest.</p><p>Munchies, sub sandwiches and desserts can be enjoyed, along with the humorousnational touring comedians, at Hilton Head Comedy Cl...</p></li></ul>