• The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club, a free group that supports plant-based eating, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road in Bluffton.

Carla Golden will be the guest speaker, discussing the benefits of a plant-based vegan diet to prevent and reverse chronic diseases such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes Type 2 and many cancers.

The focus will be on the basics for beginners to get started, while experienced practitioners will be on hand to lend encouragement, support and resources.

For more information, visit

  • St. Andrew By-the-Sea United Methodist Church, with locations on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton, will host its 39th annual Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 4 at the church's island campus, 20 Pope Ave.

The Fall Festival is one of the largest, continuously run church bazaars in the state. All proceeds from the festival support the outreach and mission projects of the church.

The bazaar will include gifts, unique home accessories, handmade silk flower arrangements, and other items. Old favorites from past events will include home-baked goods, garden shop, children's clothing and toys, and the ever-popular Odds, Olds and Collectibles.

A silent auction will include such items as gift items, art, golf and tennis packages and dinner certificates. The auction will close at 1 p.m.

For more information, contact the church office at 843-785-4711 or Michelle Deis at, or 614-562-5065.

  • The inaugural two-day Lowcountry Tiny House Show will be held Nov. 4-5 at Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane on Hilton Head Island. Gates will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Several builders will showcase their unique tiny homes as part of the Tiny House movement, which includes all home features necessary for living a sustainable life.

Tickets are $20 for one day or $35 for both days for adults and students, with children under 12 admitted free. A portion of the proceeds will go to Dragon Boat of Beaufort County.

  • Toastmasters will host an informational Open House from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 at Mi Tierrita Restaurant, 214 Okatie Village Drive, Suite 101 in Bluffton.

A former District Governor, the current Club Growth director, Division A director and other successful Toastmasters will be on hand to give a short presentation that will explain more about the club and its members.

Snacks and soft drinks will be served. No reservations are required.

  • The 10th annual Taste of Waddell will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at Waddell Mariculture Center on Sawmill Creek Road in Bluffton.

The event will include music by Lowcountry Boil, buckets of oysters with beer and wine, a raffle and silent auction.

Cost is $30 per person, with beer, wine and oysters at additional cost.

Proceeds benefit Waddell's local cobia and red drum research, summer intern program and the dolphin and turtle stranding program.

  • A community-wide Celebration of Life in memory of loved ones will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 8 at Lowcountry Presbyterian Church, 10 Simmonsville Road in Bluffton.

RSVP by Nov. 3 by calling Hospice Care of the Lowcountry at 843-706-2296.

  • The League of Women Voters of Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Area will host a public meeting at 10 a.m. Nov. 8 at the Hilton Head No. 1 Public Service District Community Room, 21 Oak Park Drive.

The topic to be discussed is "Redistricting: The Process of Redrawing Congressional Districts after the 2020 Census."

For more information, visit

  • The Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shops of Hilton Head and Coastal Carolina will host their annual Holiday Boutique and Bake Sale this month. This event will be in the lobby of Hilton Head Hospital from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8-10, and in the lobby of Coastal Carolina Hospital on from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 29-30.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Auxiliary Caring Touch Program and Volunteers in Medicine.

Complimentary gift-wrapping will be available. For more information, call Dotty Gottdenker at 843-689-8247.

  • Hilton Head Sail and Power Squadron will host a seminar on using GPS from 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Hilton Head Senior Center, 70 Shelter Cove Lane.

The speaker is Garmin regional training rep Dowe Thornton. Cost is $45 for members and $55 for non-members. For more information and to register, contact Peter Dion at 631-456-9134 or

  • The annual Out of the Darkness Walk will begin with registration at noon Nov. 12 at Oyster Factory Park in Bluffton. The opening ceremony will begin at 1 p.m.

The purpose of the walk is to raise awareness about suicide prevention and funds for research and prevention programs.

Register online at Click on "Register" and search for South Carolina walks. The Bluffton walk is the last link in the list.

  • Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity will host an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at Hilton Head Island High School, 70 Wilborn Road, for anyone interested in becoming a Habitat homeowner.

Those wishing to attend should arrive on time. For more information, visit or call 843-681-5864.

  • The 19th annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Hudson's Seafood house on the Docks will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23.

The event is free to all. Donations are gratefully accepted and will benefit The Deep Well Project and Bluffton Self Help.

The dinner will include all the typical trimmings, served family style. Guests may bring families or come alone.

The event is sponsored by St. Andrew By-the-Sea Methodist Church and Hudson's.For more information, to volunteer, or for a ride to the event, call 843-505-1370 or visit www.Community

  • The Camera Club of Hilton Head Island will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 28 at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 2 Mathews Court.

Guest speaker is Siobhan Egan, who has taught photography at SCAD as well as The Art Institute of Charleston and Armstrong State University. Egan is based in Savannah, specializing in lifestyle and editorial photography.

The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

  • Hilton Head Hadassah will hold a Holiday Gift Sale from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Fellowship Hall of Lowcountry Presbyterian Church, 10 Simmonsville Road in Bluffton.

The event is free and open to the public. Proceeds go to medical research for Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative brain disorders conducted by Hadassah's Medical Organization.

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