What to do on Hilton Head and Bluffton August 22-25, 2013
So much to do and see so little time!
IF YOU'RE INTO ART
Come into the beautiful Walter Greer Art Gallery in the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Presented by the Hilton Head Art League, they will feature ARLINE LINDER - Expressive Paintings: New Views of the Lowcountry. This exhibit continues through Sunday, August 25, 2013
If you're headed to Bluffton, come to the SOBA (alias Society of Bluffton Artists) "Think Cool," a collection of paintings, photography and sculpture to be on display through September 1. Artist members were asked to submit work that has a cool vibe - perfect for hot August!! The gallery is located at the corner of Church and Calhoun Streets in Old Town Bluffton. Call 757-6586 or visit sobagallery.com for more information.
IF HISTORY IS MORE YOUR THING
From cemeteries to mounds to former encampments, there are lots of places on Hilton Head Island to feel the sense of history. Wander through the trees and learn the story of how Hilton Head Island was home to thousands of Union soldiers during the Civil War. Find out why they were here and how they spent their time. Historic photographs, maps and artifacts tell the story of Hilton Head from 1861-1865. Reservations required by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223 For ages 7 and older. Cost is $7 per person
Visit a well preserved example of a Civil War era coastal artillery battery. Learn about what life on Hilton Head Island was like for northern soldiers during the Union occupation 1861-1865. Offered in cooperation with the Heritage Library Foundation, owner of this historic site. Reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223
BACK TO NATURE
Enjoy the ethereal beauty of the graceful but sturdy butterfly by taking a guided tour through the Karen Wertheimer Butterfly Enclosure at the Coastal Discovery Museum to get up close and personal with native butterflies. Learn hands-on about the different stages of a butterfly's life cycle-see a living caterpillar and chrysalis! Reservations required by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223
How about a primer on understanding the salt marsh environment that sustains the flora and fauna of our area? As one of the most productive environments on the planet, the Salt Marsh functions as a filter and nursery for the coast. During this hands on tour, you will see live oysters, crabs and shrimp up-close. Learn how to trap and harvest blue crabs, how marsh plants adapt to the salt water, and why we should protect this interesting ecosystem. Reservations required by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223. $10 Adult, $5 Child
NOW FOR RELAXATION
Perhaps more for the adult members of the family; come to the ever popular Skull Creek Boathouse Full Moon Glow Party Friday, July 19, 2013
5:00PM - 8:00PM
That should keep everyone busy - as well as enjoying the beach and the last days of summer before school!