Local Scene: Happenings Around Town

Simply ‘Unforgettable’

What: Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra’s Symphony Under the Stars

When it took place: April 9-10

Where: Veterans Memorial Park at Shelter Cove

Photographer: Jean-Marie Cote, thefrenchguy photography

Highlights: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra joined Deas-Guyz for a collaboration of classical and jazz music under a big tent. Patrons were allowed to provide their own refreshments, and many locals purchased tables to make the most of the special evening. A little rain didn’t seem to dampen anyone’s spirit.

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Local intelligentsia

What: World Affairs Council of Hilton Head Speakers Series

When it takes place: Fridays and Tuesdays

Where: First Presbyterian Church and USCB Hilton Head Island Campus

Photographer: Arno Dimmling

Highlights: For many years, the World Affairs Council of Hilton Head has sponsored a Friday Speakers Series as the primary benefit for its members. WACHHI host 14 speakers from across the United States from October through May.

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Broadway comes to Brookdale

What: Broadway artists perform for senior living residents

When it took place: Nov. 10 and March 21

Where: Brookdale Hilton Head

Highlights: Broadway artists Meredith Inglesby, Steve Blanchard, Michael Patrick Ryan and Dan DeLuca treated the entire Brookdale Senior Living community to a special performance on Nov. 10. The stars also led a performance workshop, made possible through a partnership between Brookdale, the nation’s largest senior care provider, and The Bridge, a new nonprofit organization bringing the joy of music and learning to all generations. The most recent performance was March 21.

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Community leaders honored

What: The First Tee of The Lowcountry Community Leadership Awards

When it took place: April 15

Where: Sea Pines Country Club

Photographers: Maddie Terry and Weston Sanders

Highlights: The First Tee of The Lowcountry honored several local luminaries whose values align with the organization’s nine core values. Leadership awards were given to Alex Brown (honesty), Margie Smith (courtesy), Mark Baker (respect), Kathy Cramer (responsibility), Rain Grant (perseverance), Terry Finger (judgment), Monica Franklin (confidence), Jim Gault (integrity) and Doug Weaver (sportsmanship).

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Painting the town

What: Transparency and Light exhibit reception

When it took place: April 4

Where: USCB Center for the Arts, Beaufort

Photographer: Melinda Welker

Highlights: The National Association of Women Artists presented the juried exhibit, Transparency and Light. Artist Candace Whittemore Lovely won first place.

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All aboard

What: Coast Guard Appreciation Day

When it took place: March 24

Where: Harbour Town Lighthouse

Highlights: Several local residents took time to honor the men and women who help with missions around South Carolina and Coastal Georgia during the second annual Coast Guard Appreciation Day. US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 10-11 D7 Hilton Head/Bluffton officially presented the Harbour Town Lighthouse with a 350-pound, 16-foot-long, 9-foot-tall handmade model of the USCG Barque “Eagle.”

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