Slideshow - Local Happenings

Team members at The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island celebrated the grand opening at the new waterfront independent and assisted living residence with a ribbon cutting Aug. 24. Joining corporate officials are Hilton Head Mayor David Bennett and town council member Bill Harkins, along with staff, residents and members of the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. The residence is located at 421 Squire Pope Road, on Skull Creek.
Got Art?, the Art League of Hilton Head’s annual fundraising benefit, will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Art League gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane. Each $100 ticket provides two guest admissions, participation in a random drawing and guarantees one original piece of art. During the preview portion of the evening, from 5 to 6 p.m., guests may peruse the art and select favorite pieces. Wine and hors d’oeuvres are provided during the reception. Following the preview, emcee Amos Hummell will draw a ticket number at random and announce it. That ticket holder selects a piece of art. The process is repeated until all 100 tickets have been drawn and all the art has been chosen. Every ticket holder is guaranteed to receive an original work of art. A free public preview of the Got Art? works will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 26 and 27. For more information and to purchase a $100 ticket, visit or call 843-681-5060. Tickets are also available at the Art League gallery and Art League Academy.
The much-anticipated Follies show, presented annually by the Sun City Community Theatre, takes a different tack this year, with a nod to familiar old TV sitcoms. The unlikely cast of characters that end up on “Mulligan’s Island” share stories through a series of sketches based on favorite television comedies from the 1960s and 1970s. Audiences can expect fresh, new music, as well as some favorite oldies. The show is co-directed by Nancy Laws, joining with Saunders again after last year’s Follies and swapping lead director duties. “Mulligan’s Island” performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7-9 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at Magnolia Hall. Tickets are $23 (discounted for SCCT members) and are available at www.suncitytheatre .org or by phone at 843-645-2700.
The Island School Council for the Arts (ISCA) celebrates its 35th An Evening of the Arts, to be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Colleton River Club. Guests can enjoy spectacular works of art and guest artist performances at this premiere art auction and fundraising gala. The event will include dinner, a cash bar, and music for dancing following the live auction. Among the evening’s performances, Broadway stars will be paired with ISCA Rising Stars winners and dancers from the Hilton Head Dance Theatre. Spectacular original pieces of artwork donated by acclaimed professional artists, both local and regional, and arts packages designed to promote the Lowcountry’s diverse talent will be offered in the live and silent auctions. The proceeds of this event represent the majority of the funds that support the organization’s arts programs: the ISCA Artist-in-Education Residency Program, ISCA Teacher Grants Program, Promising Picassos Student Art Exhibitions, Student Scholarships and the ISCA Rising Stars talent competition and scholarship program. Since 1971, ISCA has funded nearly $2.5 million in these programs supporting the visual, performing and literary arts, supporting academic achievement and scholarship through arts education in all southern Beaufort County schools, both public and private. A preview reception will be held at Karis Art Gallery, C-4 Village at Wexford from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 23. Selected works will be open for pre-bidding and remain on display at the gallery through Sept. 29. Tickets are $175 per person. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

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