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



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    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.

    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 Bait & Tackle,

    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 NoteJune is heating up on Hilton Head Island and there are countless

    ways for all ages to spend sunny summer days.Stake out a spot along 12 miles of white-sand beaches and look for

    seashells, splash in the surf or build castles in the sand. Rent a bike andtravel along paved public pathways or relax poolside with a cold drinkin hand.

    Keep your cool this month on a sunset nature cruise or paddle pristinewaterways on a guided kayak trip. Experience the thrill of parasailinghigh above the Island, fly over the waves on a jet ski or try walking onwater on a stand-up paddleboard.

    Work on your game at dozens of world-class golf courses and tennisfacilities or sharpen your shopping skills at area boutiques, specialtyshops and factory outlet stores. When its time for a break, meet familyand friends for a delicious meal at hundreds of Island restaurants.

    The Original Visitors Guide to Hilton Head Island, this issue ofIsland Events has everything you need to make the most of your time inthe Lowcountry.

    Youll find a comprehensive Calendar of Events and a special Justfor Kids section with details on camps, clinics, classes, family enter-tainment, trips, tours and excursions, as well as handy beach, parksand recreational pathways information.

    Learn about the history of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve courtesy ofLawton Stables, look for Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin with Captain PatteRanney of Outside Hilton Head, discover the difference between Annualand Periodical Cicadas with Master Naturalist Kathleen McMenamin ofthe H2O Nature Center, Dust Off Your Tackle for a day of fishing withBlue Water Bait & Tackle and master uphill lies with former PGA Touringpro Doug Weaver.

    Also in this issue, we have timely tips on Dining with Kids, GeorgeneMortimer of Island Winery helps you Host Your Own Wine Tasting, TheSalty Dog Caf serves up a savory Shrimp Hushpuppies recipe and StreetMeet American Tavern lists the ingredients and method for making StreetMeet Tea.

    Dont want the fun to ever end? Realtor Carey North explains why nowis the time to buy property on Hilton Head Island.

    Since all of our priceless publications may viewed online, any-time, at,,,, and, the best inthe Lowcountry and Coastal Empire is never more than a click away.Check out our popular websites and bookmark your favorite pages orprint out exactly what you need.

    Thank you for choosing Hilton Head Island as your vacation destina-tion. All of us at Island Communications hope you enjoy your time hereand look forward to seeing you again soon!



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    FEATURES10 June Highlights

    By Allyson Jones12 Must Taste18 Host Your Own Wine Tasting

    By Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery26 Shrimp Hushpuppies with Horseradish Sauce

    Courtesy of The Salty Dog Cafe28 Dining With Kids29 Shelter Cove Harbour Summer Entertainment36 Hilton Head or Bust

    By Carey North, Palmetto Sands Realty48 Island Style61 Island Calendar

    Activities and Events Islandwide62 Island Horoscope June

    An Island Events Favorite70 Island Beaches72 Island Tides86 Recreational Pathways Guide88 Island Parks94 Homemade Fun

    Courtesy of The Sandbox104 History of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve

    Courtesy of Lawton Stables106 Flip-Flop Friends

    Courtesy of Yostie the Puppeteer110 A Day on the Water112 Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin

    By Capt. Patte Ranney, Outside Hilton Head114 Cicada Mania

    By Kathleen McMenamin, H2O Nature Center116 Dust Off Your Tackle

    By Captain Bob Belair, Blue Water Bait & Tackle118 Uphill Lies

    By I.J. Schecter with Doug Weaver121 Events Puzzle

    By Jo Emery

    DEPARTMENTS6 Editors Note

    12 Dining & Lounges36 Lodging & Real Estate 40 Arts & Services 46 Shopping70 Activities92 Just for Kids96 Puzzle Answer

    120 Golf Chart122 Directory of Advertisers124 Map of Hilton Head Island


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    Glen Barroncini and MikeWithrow of H2O Sportsexperience the thrill of

    stand-up paddleboarding.

    Photography by Joyce Harkins,Hilton Head Island Photography.



    South Beach Marina VillageDown at The Salty Dog Caf,grab a frozen drink, yourfavorite cookout items or a hotpizza to hear Dave Kemmerlyor Bruce Crichton entertainingthe crowds on the boardwalknightly or stop by to have yourpicture taken with Jake the SaltyDog every day at 3 or 7 p.m.

    In the Courtyard by Jakes Cargoand The Wreck of the Salty Dog,South Carolina Magician of theYear, Gary Maurer, performsFriday through Sunday at 7 and8 p.m. or catch The Maggieand Jackson Kids MusicShow, Monday throughThursday, beginning at 7 p.m.Face painting is available dailyor tie-dye your own customSalty Dog T-shirt, bandana, hatand more weekdays starting at11 a.m. (843) 683-6465

    Harbour TownStop by the H2O NatureCenter to sign up for a DailyAlligator and Wildlife Tourand check out the live animalexhibits, educational programsand hands-on displays focusingon the wildlife and habitats ofthe South Carolina Lowcountry.Fun for all ages, the H2O SportsSummer Paddle Board Seriescontinues on June 11 at SunsetBeach with free paddle boardlessons, demonstrations, fitnessclinics and exhibitions, paddleboard races, special promotionsand prizes. (843) 686-5323

    Set sail aboard the BlackDagger for a pirate adventurewith Pirates of Hilton Head.Non-stop fun, the kids are the

    crew searching for underwatertreasure and doing battle toprotect the booty followed by avictory celebration with singing,dancing and sharing of theloot. (843) 363-7000

    Gregg Russell, Hilton HeadIslands very own Pied Piper, isback under the Liberty Oak,Monday through Friday, foranother season of complimen-tary concerts featuring sing-a-longs, ballads, silly songs andgames starting at 8 p.m. Newthis summer, enjoy a rockingood time with The SteppinStones, a young but seasoned classic rock band, on June 4,11 and 18. (843) 842-1979or

    Coligny PlazaHilton Heads Downtown ishome to over 60 shops andrestaurants, as well as a fulllineup of family entertainmentthrough Labor Day. From 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Kiosk Area,experience Monday NightMagic with Gary Maurer,hear the reggae sounds ofPositive Vibration onTuesdays, witness the dynamicCandace Woodson & TheDomino Theory Band onWednesdays, enjoy classic rockfrom The Steppin Stones onThursdays and party along withMusic Madness on Fridaynights. Yostie the Puppeteeris also on hand every Mondayand Wednesday morning from10-11 a.m. (843) 842-6050or

    Arts Center of CoastalCarolinaSoak in the malt shop sounds

    by Allyson Jones

    June Highlights

    Harbour Town

    From South Beach to Shelter Cove and all points in-between, everyone is celebrating the arrival of summerwith family-friendly fun, hot entertainment and coolactivities.

    Harbour TownExplore the Islands rich

    history during a self-guided tour of the

    famous candy-stripedHarbour Town

    Lighthouse and enjoythe panoramic views

    and the Islands mostelevated shopping

    experience at the top.(843) 671-2810 or


    of legendary songwriters JerryLeiber and Mike Stoller whenSmokey Joes Caf takes cen-ter stage at the Arts Center ofCoastal Carolina from June 21through August 6. The hottestjoint in town, take a fast-paced,nostalgic trip through some ofthe biggest hits of rock n rolland R&B, such as Poison Ivy,Fools Fall in Love, Yakety Yak,Hound Dog, Love Potion No.9, Spanish Harlem, StandBy Me and many more. (843)842-2787 or

    In the Art League of HiltonHeads Walter Greer Gallery,Abstract Impressions AnExhibit of Recent Paintings byN. Jack Huddle is showcasedfrom June 2 through July 2 withan Opening Reception on June 2from 5-7 p.m. (843) 681-5060or

    Shelter Cove HarbourEvery night is HarbourFest atShelter Cove Harbour with liveentertainment, arts and crafts,family-friendly fun, deliciousrestaurants, some of the Islandsfinest boutiques, beautiful sun-sets and magnificent fireworksdisplays on Tuesday eveningsbeginning June 14. Admissionand parking are free at ShelterCove. (843) 686-9098

    At Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta& Steak House, live entertain-ment is always on the menu withJoseph the Magician perform-ing tableside on Sunday andMonday nights, Motown soundsfrom Alexander Newton onWednesdays, soft rock classicswith David Wingo on Thursdaysand the wailing jazz and bluesmusic of The Earl WilliamsBand on Friday evenings.Beginning June 14, TheSteppin Stones provide abackground of classic rock hitsto accompany the Tuesday nightfireworks. (843) 785-4442

    With two performances, Mondaythrough Friday, at 6:30 and 8 p.m., Shannon Tanners

    Family Extravaganza Show isa free, interactive musical revuewith singing, guitar and harmon-ica playing where kids are invitedonstage for singing and dancing.Join the longtime Island trou-badour for a morning of sight-seeing, magic, music andscavenger hunts on ShannonTanners Wonderful WackyWizzle Cruise on Thursdays orset sail in search of The LostTreasure of Captain Willy H andbattle Trader Luke the Pirate onWednesday and Friday morn-ings during Shannon TannersMost Excellent PirateExpedition. (843) 422-0757

    With a salty ol pirate as yourguide, hear true tales ofLowcountry piracy, learn to talkand act like a pirate, hoist thesails and steer the ship aboardSchooner Welcomes PirateAdventure Sail. All ages arewelcome, reservations arerequired. (843) 785-5566

    Shelter Cove Community ParkTuesday evenings beginningJune 14, the Island Rec. Centerhosts Summer Jams Party inthe Park with family-friendlymusic and games from 103.1The Drives Jeff Taylor, bouncehouses, face painting, food andmore. Bring chairs to watch thefireworks over Shelter CoveHarbour at dusk. Admission isfree. Keep your cool on June 23when the Rec. Center presentsWater Fun Day from 4:30-7:30 p.m. with inflatable waterrides, water games and conces-sions. The fee is $5 per child,free for adults. (843) 681-7273or

    The Hilton Head SymphonyOrchestra continues its summerconcert series at Shelter CoveCommunity Park on June 29with Picnic & Pops: AmericanSalute showcasing the talentsof the HHSOs Low CountryBrass. Bring a picnic and chairsto enjoy this summertime spec-tacular. (843) 842-2055

    Cappy the Clown, photo by Hilton HeadIsland Photography

    Shelter Cove HarbourCappy the Clown bringsface painting, hair wraps,arts and crafts, balloonanimals, bounce houses,airbrush tattoos andmore to Shelter CoveHarbour this summer,Sunday through Friday,starting at 6 p.m. Dontmiss the Just Add KidsInstant Circus/TalentShow and Shake It Up DJ Dance Party onSundays. Free admis-sion, nominal fee forselect activities. (843)686-9098


    Atlanta Bread Companyflavors your day from early morning til

    evening with their freshly-made menu items.Gourmet coffees and fresh-baked goods are available

    throughout the day.

    Bistro 17 offers casual bistro dining with a European flair, allwhile overlooking picturesque Shelter Cove Marina. Delicious food

    and gracious service can be found here for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Bluffton Seafood House is a hit with locals and visitors alike who enjoythe freshest seafood from the folks who actually catch it.

    The British Open Pub offers authentic English food, American favorites andCertified Angus beef in a family-friendly, pub-style atmosphere at both their Hilton

    Head and Bluffton locations.

    Caseys Sports Bar & 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.

    Enjoy creative cuisine, legendary seafood specialties, decadent desserts and spectacularwaterfront 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 t...