Local Scene: Happenings Around Town

Dinner is served

What: Spring Island Farm to Table Pop Up Dinner

When it took place: Feb. 25

Where: Tabby Ruins, Spring Island

Photographer: Lisa Staff

Highlights: Spring Island hosted a surprise pop up dinner for its residents. There was assorted food to choose from, all served family-style, including Whoopie Pies. The guests were satisfied judging from the smiles on their faces.

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Shopping with a purpose

What: Noonday party

When it took place: Mar. 6

Where: Pam White’s home in Sea Pines

Photographer: Jessie Baker

Highlights: More than 30 women gathered to learn more about Noonday, then shop with a purpose. Noonday travels the world to identify artisan entrepreneurs who share the dream of creating meaningful opportunity in vulnerable communities. They help develop artisan businesses through fair trade, empowering them to grow sustainably. By connecting artisan businesses to a growing market for their goods, they are enabled to create more jobs for people in their communities who need them. Many guests took photos with the LOCAL Life Jeep!

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Big fish

What: Darius Rucker Intercollegiate private concert

When it took place: Mar. 8

Where: Arts Center of Coastal Carolina Photographer: Willie Rice

Highlights: Famous musician Darius Rucker performed a private concert as part of the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate golf tournament. The concert was open to players, sponsors, coaches, Long Cove residents and their invited guests. Florida State won the tournament, beating out 16 other top teams from around the country.

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Celebrating the sporting life

What: Field + Fire sporting weekend 
When it took place: Jan. 19-21

Where: Palmetto Bluff  Photographer: Bonjwing Lee

Highlights: Palmetto Bluff’s first-ever sporting weekend was a success. Field + Fire featured more than 20 events with 46 exhibitors, participants, chefs and musicians. The event was formed to celebrate Palmetto Bluff’s rich sporting traditions. The luxurious community was established as a spectacular hunting retreat for an exclusive few over a century ago.

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Festival atmosphere

What: Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival

When it took place: Feb. 23

Where: Honey Horn Plantation

Photographer: Thomas Love

Highlights: The popular annual festival featured area restaurants and chefs serving up seafood specialties and other cuisine. There were also cooking demonstrations, a Ferris wheel, a giant slide, a rock-o-plane ride, a silent auction, a beer garden, an artisan market and more. Live music was provided by Deas-Guyz.

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Celebrating Gullah history

What: Hilton Head Island’s Gullah Celebration

When it took place: Jan. 31-Mar. 2

Where: Various locations

Photographer: Arno Dimmling

Highlights: The annual event showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Gullah people and their history on Hilton Head Island. This year’s celebration included the “Arts Ob We People” art exhibition, the “Taste of Gullah” food exposition, the Gullah Gospel Music Series, the Sweetheart Ball with Deas-Guyz and more.

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