HAPPENINGS AROUND TOWN:
“Amadeus”: Capturing five Tony Awards including Best Play, and also the Lowcountry’s top pick for a non-musical, “Amadeus” is brilliant and thrilling from start to finish. Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world — and he’s determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri is seized by obsessive jealousy and begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God. $40-50. 8 p.m., with 2 and 7 p.m. showings on Sundays. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or www.artshhi.com.
OCT. 27 – Nov. 4
Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival: The centuries-old love story between man and machine has no better showcase than at the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival, which returns to Port Royal Golf Club this year. The country’s premier automotive exhibition, racing, dining, and entertainment festival is Oct. 26 – Nov. 4. Tickets are selling fast. Get yours at hhiconcours.com.
25th Polo for Charity Event: Enjoy a Lowcountry afternoon of polo, tailgating, divot stomping and plenty of fun for the whole family at the 25th Polo for Charity event. Known as Bluffton’s largest picnic, attendees are encouraged to get creative with their menu as well as their attire. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Okatie. This year’s primary beneficiary is the Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes and the K-9s for Warriors program. Tickets are $25 at the gate on the day of the match or $20 in advance. Free for those younger than 12. 2 p.m., Rose Hill Equestrian Center, 1 Equestrian Way, Bluffton. 843-298-3055, 843-384-8010 or email@example.com.
Forest Preserve Wagon Journey: Sit back, relax and experience the animals and plant life of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Cost is $16 for adults and $13 per child ages 12 and younger; reservations are required. 5-6 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.seapines.com/events.
Explore Honey Horn: The Coastal Discovery Museum will lead you on a guided tour around its picturesque and historic grounds. You will visit the salt marsh, see historic buildings, and learn about the gardens, plants and trees on site. Your museum guide will share stories about Honey Horn’s past and its natural history. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children and reservations are required. 10 a.m. Thursdays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 224, or www.coastaldiscovery.org/calendar.
Historic Zion Cemetery And Baynard Mausoleum: Join the Heritage Library for a tour of the cemetery where Revolutionary War soldiers are buried. Learn about the oldest existing structure on Hilton Head Island and explore the location where planters’ antebellum church and muster house used to be. $12 per adult, $7 per child. Registration is required. 10 a.m., Fridays, intersection of U.S. 278 and Mathews Drive. 843-686-6050 or www.heritagelib.org.
Historic Tours By Bicycle: Take a ride along the waterfront corridor of Squire Pope Road and learn about Hilton Head Island’s unique and rich history, including its Native American history, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the Gullah community and more. The tour lasts about 90 minutes and is safe, casual and fun. Helmets are required; bug spray and water are suggested. Bring your ownbike. $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 10 and older. 10 a.m., Wednesdays, leaving from 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. www.heritagelib.org.
Tea Time at Rose Hill Mansion: Experience afternoon tea at a beautiful plantation house in the Lowcountry. Selections include custom crafted teas, elegant finger sandwiches and heavenly desserts. Small groups or large groups welcome; reservations are required. $40 per person. 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Rose Hill Mansion, 199 Rose Hill Way, Bluffton. 843-757-6046.
Golf Clinics for All Ages: Group and individual golf programs for adults and juniors led by PGA professional Jeff Picus of Excel and Enjoy Golf Academy. Registration is required. Times vary, Country Club of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Island. 843-295-8888 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Wine and Paint Night: Paint and Play is an adult wine and paint night of fun entertainment for all skill levels — no experience needed. Relax, unwind and let out your inner creativity as artist Kristin Griffis helps you create your own finished piece of artwork. Thursdays, Art League Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-5738 or www.artleaguehhi.org.
Marsh Tacky Horse Tour: Descended from horses brought to the Lowcountry in the 1500s, there are now around 300 marsh tackies left in existence. Learn about the history of these adaptable horses and take a trip to our historic barn. There you will meet the museum’s two resident horses, Comet and Hawk, and learn about their care and conservation. Cost is $7 and reservations are required. 2 p.m. Fridays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223, or at www.coastaldiscovery.org/calendarofevents.
Stitch of the Week: In this class, needlepointers learn new stitches to help them hone in on their craft. $20. 10-11 a.m. Thursdays, through Dec. 31. Needlepoint Junction, 6134, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. needlepointjunctionhhi.com.
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