JAN. 18-FEB. 2
Recycle Your Jacket Program: Bring in a donation of a sweater, coat or jacket for The Deep Well Project and receive a new jacket from Outside Hilton Head for up to 50% off. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Outside Hilton Head, 50 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6996 or outsidehiltonhead.com.
Community Winter Thrift Sale: A well-rounded selection of local treasures for shoppers of all ages. Over 18 unique local sellers will be set up to offer great bargains. Free. 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Frank G Murray Community Center, 125 Wilmington Island Road, Savannah. 912-898-3320.
Hilton Head Snow Day: A family event hosted by the Island Rec Center, featuring inflatable rides, a snowfield and entertainment. Cost is $10 for children ages 2-17, free for adults. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-7273 or www.islandreccenter.org.
Wolfson Children’s Challenge: Races include a One Mile Fun Run, 55K Relay, Solo 55K Ultra Marathon and Solo 30K Run to benefit Wolfson Children’s Hospital, where no child is turned away because of an inability to pay. Cost is $150 for the 55K, $80 for the 30K, $25 for the Fun Run. 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, 301 A Philip Randolph Boulevard, Jacksonville. www.wolfsonchildrenschallenge.com.
Lowcountry Oyster Festival: The world’s largest oyster festival includes oyster shucking and eating contests, live music, wine and local beer, plus kids’ activities like the Pluff-a-Pallooza, jump castles, cookie decorating and more. Cost is $25 for general admission, $160 for VIP tickets, free for children 10 and under. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Boone Hall Plantation, 1235 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant. www.lowcountryoysterfestival.com.
JAN. 30-FEB. 2ND
Be Well Hilton Head: The island’s first holistic wellness festival, connecting you to the area’s best resources in the industry. Event times, locations and prices vary. www.bewellhiltonhead.com.
A Winter Concert: “For the Love of Music”: This annual concert to benefit the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island will feature soprano Rebecca Flaherty and pianists Sanford Jones and Marvin Keenze. Light refreshments will be served. Seating is first-come, first-served. Admission is by donation. 5:30 p.m., Providence Presbyterian Church, 171 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. gullahmuseumhhi.org.
Charleston Health and Wellness Expo: Programs include health screenings, exercise demos, cooking lessons, relaxing massages, plus oral and pet health for all ages. Free. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Omar Shrine Temple, 4377 Patriots Point Road, Charleston. “Like” the event on Facebook.
Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration: A festival celebrating the Native Island Gullah Culture through food, the arts, crafts and traditions of the Native Island Gullah. Various events are held each weekend in February. Arts, crafts and food expo will be held on the grounds of the Historical Honey Horn Property. www.gullahcelebration.com.
Outside Hilton Head Scavenger Hunt: A family-friendly scavenger hunt hosted by Outside Hilton Head as part of the Be Well Hilton Head Festival. 4-5:30 p.m., The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, 2 Grasslawn Avenue, Hilton Head Island. www.bewellhiltonhead.com.
Pup Bowl at Towne Centre: A pet adoption and family-fun day to benefit Charleston Animal Society. Featuring a puppy football game, a photo booth, bounce house, face painting, balloon animals, caricatures and more. Free. Noon-3 p.m., Towne Centre, 1218 Belk Drive, Mount Pleasant. mtpleasanttownecentre.com.
Sea Pines Junior Heritage: Amateur golfers ages 13-19 are invited to participate in this two-day tournament that will feature some of the country's finest junior golfers. Reservations required. Cost is $300. 8:30 a.m., The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-8385 or www.seapines.org.
Kids’ Oscar Party: Swing by after school to walk the red carpet, munch on some popcorn and watch some of the Oscar winners and Oscar nominated Pixar short films. Registration required. Free. 3:30-4:30 p.m., Hilton Head Library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-255-6529.
Hilton Head Marathon: A marathon, half marathon and 8K will take participants through two parks and over Broad Creek. Proceeds will benefit several Hilton Head Island area charities. Marathon is $109, Half Marathon is $79, 8K is $49. 8 a.m., Jarvis Creek Park, 100 Jarvis Creek Road, Hilton Head Island. www.hhmarathon.com.
Meet Me Under the Sea: A Daddy Daughter Dance: A special daddy-daughter dance hosted by the Island Rec Center. Light refreshments will be served. Cost is $25 per couple, $10 per additional child. 6-8:30 p.m., Poseidon Rooftop Bar, 38 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite 120, Hilton Head Island. 843-341-3838 or www.poseidonhhi.com.
Teen Oscar Night: Come in and view a recent Oscar-nominated movie on the big screen. Pizza, popcorn and drinks will be served. Free. 5-7 p.m., Hilton Head Library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-255-6529.
Savannah Book Festival: Bestselling authors like Joseph Kanon and John Grisham will deliver keynote addresses for this annual event. Featuring 45 authors in locations in and around Telfair, Wright and Chippewa squares. Free admission. Tickets to headliner addresses go on sale Jan. 13. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Historic District, Savannah. 912-598-4040 or savannahbookfestival.org.
Southeastern Wildlife Exhibition: A three-day showcase of local wildlife and nature. Featuring fine art exhibits, conservation education, sporting demonstrations, parties and more. Single day admission is $25, full weekend pass is $50, free for children under 10. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Marion Square, 329 Meeting Street, Charleston. www.sewe.com.
Charleston Mom Prom: Enjoy a Great Gatsby-themed moms-night-out, featuring dancing, photo booths, desserts and more. Includes tacky and classy best-dressed competitions. Cost is $64 per person, $1,000 for VIP table for 10. 7-11 p.m., Hyatt Place, 560 King Street, Charleston. www.event.gives/momprom.
Hilton Head Prep Theatre: “Beauty and the Beast”: Join the Hilton Head Prep Theatre for a production of “Beauty and the Beast, the Broadway Musical.” Prices vary. 7 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday; 2 p.m., matinee Saturday. Main Street Youth Theatre, 3000 Main Street, Hilton Head Island. www.msyt.org.
FEB. 24-MARCH 1ST
Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival: The 13th Annual week-long event includes culinary and cultural celebrations showcasing seafood, crafted cocktails, gourmet wines and more. Enjoy dishes prepared by celebrity guest chefs, barbecue from some of the best of Southern pitmasters, cooking demos, tastings and live music. Event times, ticket prices and locations vary. www.hiltonheadseafoodfestival.com.
Monster Truck Jam: Watch 12,000-pound trucks and the world-class athletes who drive them tear up the dirt with gravity-defying feats at this family-friendly event. Tickets are $15-$75.50. 7 p.m., TIAA Bank Field, 1 TIAA Bank Field Drive, Jacksonville. www.monsterjam.com.
Saturday Seafood Festival: The Hilton Head Seafood Festival’s headline event features cuisine, celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, a five-story Ferris wheel, expanded kids activities, a silent auction, beer garden, artisan market, live music and more. Tickets are $10. 12-4 p.m., Honey Horn Plantation, Hilton Head Island. www.hiltonheadseafoodfestival.com.
Sweet 3 Race Series: A real life Candy Land is coming to Jacksonville during this Thin Mint Sprint 5K. Includes Girl Scout cookie samples, cookie booths, music, food and more. Family-friendly, no strollers. Registration required. Cost is $35. 6:30 a.m., 4624 Town Crossing Drive, Jacksonville. www.thinmintsprint.itsyourrace.com.
THROUGH MARCH 15
Charleston Chinese Lantern Festival: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens has partnered with the world famous Zigong Lantern Group from China to perform a massive garden installation of LED light exhibits and lanterns. Wednesday through Sunday nights, lights will illuminate nine acres of the grounds. Tickets are $26 for adults, $11 for children ages 6-12, free for children under 5. 5:30-9:30 p.m., Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Road, Charleston. 843-571-1266 or www.magnoliaplantation.com.