March 2009

March Calendar


Le Petit Cabaret with Casey Colgan
March 27, 6pm
Tickets: $155 and $190 each
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
An evening of imaginative cuisine, French wines, exotic auction items and GREAT songs, all to support the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina’s Education and Outreach programs.
Contact Info: Liz Johnson at or 843.686.3945 xt. 239

2009 Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction
March 29, 5pm or 6:15pm
First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
Tickets: $4 child / $8 adult / $20 immediate family
To benefit the First Presbyterian Day School. Silent Auction items and a Spaghetti Dinner!
Contact Info: Call 843.681.3695 to reserve tickets or donate a service or product.

9th Annual Special Olympics Invitational Tennis Championships
March 9-11
Van Der Meer Shipyard Racquet Club
Spectators are invited free of charge to the Opening Ceremony with the lighting of the Olympic torch, Monday, March 9 at 6pm and Pro Exhibition match that immediately follows. The public is also welcome to watch the matches, which are scheduled for Tuesday from 9am to 5pm and Wednesday from 9am to 3pm. The medal presentations at the Closing Ceremony, will be Wednesday afternoon, and are also free to the public.
Contact Info: Peggy Edwards at 843-785-7244 or

Chamber Music Comes to Bluffton
March 15, 7:30pm *Tickets: $20 each8
Low Country Presbyterian Church
Conceived in 1997 by CMHH co-artistic directors Bob and Jean Shamo, home concerts began in 1998. Due to the popularity of the early home concert it became necessary to find a public venue in order to accommodate the increasing demand for tickets. After out-growing several, All Saints Episcopal Church is currently the public home for the Monday night concert. Home concerts continue to be performed in island homes of CMHH friends for invited guests and patrons.
Contact Info: Call 843.681.9969.

26th Annual HHI St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 15, 3pm
There’s not a bad seat all along Pope Avenue…if you WANT to sit. A word of advice… Get there early and if you are the only person on HHI or in Bluffton NOT going to this parade, avoid the south end at all costs! See also article on page 18 of this issue. We love Tom Reilley and all the local Irish folks who started this fabulous tradition 26years ago!

WingFest 2009 (sponsored by Hargray!)
March 21, 11am-6pm
Shelter Cove Community Park
More wings than you could possible consume in 7 hours- cooked up by your favorite local restaurants, beer, local bands, and everyone you haven’t seen all winter. All for the Island Rec Center. Voted “Best of the Fests” by CH2 magazine.

WineFest 2009
March 14, 12-4pm
Honey Horn Plantation
Tickets: $40 (+ $5 parking fee)
What started as a one day event has turned into a week’s worth of wine tastings, dinners and other activities. For a complete list of events surrounding WineFest, log onto
Contact Info: 843.686.4944

Splashes of Blue by “Les Bonnes Artistes”
March 10-April 11
The Art League Gallery
Nine accomplished female artists – Jo Dye, Evie Kowtko, Joyce Nagel, Doris Shay, Bobsy Simes, Barb Spencer, Dorothy Steelman, Faye Willis and Emily Wilson – got together once a month to talk about art over lunch. Soon the idea of a joint show came up. Considering themselves good artists, they thought it would sound alluring in French and the group name “les bonnes artistes” was born. They chose the color blue as a theme, cerulean blue, to be precise, since they marvel at the “happy blues” of shore, sea, and sky in the Lowcountry environment.
Contact Info: Call 843.681.5060 or

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