News and Upcoming Events

Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island Holiday Arts Luncheon

Monday, December 2, 2019
At the
Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort
23 Ocean Lane, Palmetto Dunes
(less than 1/2 mile from the Security Gate)
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Social Hour at 10:30am
Featuring Artists from the Art League of Hilton Head and Society of Bluffton Artists with Pop-Up Shops

12:00pm Luncheon and Program
Maestro John Morris Russell, Keynote Speaker
Hilton Head Island Symphony Orchestra Conductor &
Cincinnati Pops Conductor

Maestro John Morris Russell

In his eighth season as Music Director of the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, John Morris Russell continues to invigorate the musical life of the Lowcountry as conductor, collaborator and educator, and leads the orchestra’s classical subscription series as well as the prestigious Hilton Head International Piano Competition. Mr. Russell concurrently serves as Conductor of the world-renowned Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, as well as Principal Pops Conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, following in the footsteps of Marvin Hamlisch and Doc Severinsen.

The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra has enjoyed unprecedented artistic growth under John Morris Russell’s leadership; concert attendance has blossomed, the orchestra has doubled its number of concerts, and performs regularly off-island, throughout the region.

Mr. Russell began the HHSO Music Bridges program in 2015, engaging thousands of school children from Bluffton to Hilton Head Island in ensemble visits and full orchestra concerts, while integrating the musical culture of Gullah and Lowcountry traditions into presentations and programming.

Cost $35 Members, $39 Guests

Make your Reservations Early – Only 320 Seats Available!
Valet Parking $5
There are 2 parking lots. One before the hotel and one after.
Either lot provides access to the ballroom.


Sage Crusted Roasted Pork Loin
Golden Raisin Pesto
Sweet Potato Puree
Roasted Cauliflower
Farro Grains with Arugula Saute
Yellow Squash
Sweet Potato Puree and Balsamic Glaze

Served with rolls and butter

Caramel Apple Granny Smith Pie with Gingerbread Whipped Cream

Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaf Coffee
Herbal Teas

There are two ways to reserve your seat for the luncheon

Print out the reservation form and mail with your check made payable to WAHHI to the address listed on the form.

Reserve your seat online

Bring a Toy for the Annual WAHHI Toy Donation for
The Children’s Center and Deep Well

As we approach the Holiday season, we have more opportunities to find joy while helping others. As has been our tradition, we will collect gifts for children in need in our geographical area. These gifts will be shared by two wonderful organizations: The Children’s Center and Deep Well. The age group is 8 weeks to 8 years.  Please bring your wrapped gift that is labeled BOY or GIRL and AGE to the December luncheon.  Our first priority is to fill the needs of 150+ children at the Children’s Center. Gifts above that number will be taken to Deep Well to help stock their Santa Shop where parents in need are allowed to choose a gift for their child.  This Toy Collection is much appreciated as, in some cases, it may be the only gift a child receives.  Thank you in advance for your generosity!

If you wish to make a donation, please make your check out to Community Foundation of the Lowcountry and in the memo line write WAHHI Charitable Fund/Children’s Center or WAHHI Charitable Fund/Deep Well.

Celebrate Visual Arts with the Art League of Hilton Head and the Society of Bluffton Artists

Come to the Social Hour to peruse centerpieces at each table created by different artists and visit Pop Up Shops to admire art pieces, including jewelry, all available for purchase. Christmas shopping made easy! You’ll also have the opportunity to observe the artistic process in action as artists create masterpieces “live” during the event. Completed works will be available via silent auction bid. Information about ALHH and SOBA, as well as their instruction/class schedules will be on hand for your information.