Traffic Alert: Accident on Bohicket Road

Accident today, April 13 on Bohicket Road at 7:30 am.

We just received notification that there is an accident on Bohicket Road near Main. Traffic is backed up coming on to the island. If you are heading on or off the island, you may want to take an alternate route.

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Join SIB to Bird Crooked Oaks Golf Course – April 19

Date: Monday April 19, 2021 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Activity: Birding on Crooked Oaks Golf Course
Location: Meet at Island House (Golf Course Parking Lot next to Spinnaker Beach Houses) for ride along the golf course in golf carts
Max: 24 (If all seats in golf carts are used)
Cost: Free for members; $5 donation for guests 

Seabrook Island Birders will host a birding on Crooked Oaks golf course event on Monday, April 19, 2021 starting at 8:30 am and finishing around 10:30 am.

Crooked Oaks golf course will be closed for normal maintenance next Monday and Seabrook Island Birders has obtained permission from Seabrook Island Club and the Golf Club Operations to take a group of members out on the course. We will ride in golf carts (1 4-person and 10 2-person carts) which can accommodate 13 – 24 people, based on the number of people who will share carts.

These are very popular events, so register today if you would like to attend!

We expect to see a large variety of birds including Double-crested Cormorants, Egrets, Herons, Bald Eagles and other birds of prey. We should also see and hear some of the smaller birds like Tufted Titmice, Eastern Bluebirds, Northern Cardinals and some of the many warbler species. Maybe even some of our spring migrants!

To keep everyone safe, we will ask people to social distance and wear a face mask. When you register, if you are not joined by a family member, please let us know if you are open to riding with a non-family participant or if you prefer to be in a cart alone.

As always, be sure to bring your binoculars, hats, mask and sunscreen. Water will be provided.

If you are not yet a 2021 SIB member, you must first become a member for only $10 by following the instructions on our website: You may bring the form and your dues to the event. Or you may pay the Guest Fee of $5.

Please complete the information on the link below to register no later than Saturday April 17, 2021. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on Sunday April 18, 2021. If you need to cancel, please let us know so we can invite people on the waitlist to attend.

Register now

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County Hosts Free Shred Event April 17

Celebrate Earth Day by Attending Charleston County’s Free Shred Events!

Planet earth with some clouds. America’s view.

Saturday, April 17, 2021
9:00 am to noon

At the following locations:

Mt Pleasant DMV
1189 Sweetgrass Basket Pkwy., Mt Pleasant 29466

North Charleston City Hall
2500 City Hall Ln., North Charleston 29406

West Ashley High School
4060 W. Wildcat Blvd., Charleston 29414

Free shredding services will be offered. Bring your confidential documents (in a paper bag or box only—no plastic bags or reusable totes) for free shredding services at three (3) area locations. Residential documents only, no commercial business documents will be accepted. This is a shred event only; no other items will be accepted. Material may not be shredded on site, but will be handled in a confidential manner. Event is rain or shine.

COVID-19 protocol: Masks required at all times, including inside your car. Attendees will not be permitted to exit their car; staff will be available to help unload material.

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Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic Annual Golf Invitational – May 5

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is pleased to announce that their 14th Annual Golf Invitational will take place Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at the Golf Club at Briar’s Creek.

The golf tournament will begin at noon, with a box lunch provided beforehand. Prizes for various skill contests will be awarded before and during the day’s festivities. A cocktail hour with heavy hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and awards ceremony will take place immediately following the tournament.

All proceeds from the event will go toward our free health care services for uninsured adults who live or work across the Barrier Islands or serve Downtown Charleston’s Hospitality Industry. Click here for full details and registration.

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Upcoming Events at Charleston’s Historic Plantations

  • 2021 Lowcountry Strawberry Festival April 29 through May 2
    This Family Festival event features a petting zoo, acrobatic dog shows, pig races, a three-story slide tower, two giant jump pillows, playground area, contests, live entertainment, vendor exhibits, access to the festival ride side of the event, free parking, and more. Tractor rides to the u-pick strawberry fields also included during designated u-pick hours as long as berries are available.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Webinar: A Tale of Two Draytons: New Perspectives on the Denmark Vesey Conspiracy ◊ April 15
    Join Brandon M. Stone virtually on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 5:00 pm when he will discuss his Masters thesis: A Tale of Two Draytons: New Perspectives on the Denmark Vesey Conspiracy. This is a Donate What You Can Event.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Virtual Book Club – 101 African Americans Who Shaped South Carolina ◊ April 20
    Join author Dr. Bernard E. Powers virtually on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 5:30 pm as he discusses his newly released book 101 African Americans Who Shaped South Carolina.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Webinar: Using Architectural Paint Analysis to Help Decipher Historic Buildings ◊ April 22
    Join Dr. Susan Buck virtually on Thursday, April 22 at 5:00 pm for a Zoom webinar entitled Using Architectural Paint Analysis to Help Decipher Historic Buildings. This is a Donate What You Can Event.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Webinar: The Reverbratory Kiln with Matt Webster ◊ April 29
    On Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 5:00 pm, join Matt Webster, Director of Architectural Preservation and Research at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, for this educational webinar that will examine the rich masonry history at Drayton Hall in Charleston. This is a Donate What You Can Event.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Historic Landscape & Lenhardt Garden Walks of Drayton Hall ◊ May 1 & May 22
    Manager of Horticultural Landscapes and Modern Facilities at Drayton Hall, Eric Becker will host two in-person outdoor walking events in May 2021. A remarkable journey through the history of Drayton Hall from a different perspective, this walk will change the way you see and understand the land around Drayton Hall and round out your understanding of how the landscape has changed around the house.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Prosecco on the Portico of Drayton Hall ◊ May 8
    Enjoy a glass of prosecco on the iconic portico of Drayton Hall. Grounds admission and Audio Tour are included in the ticket price. Prosecco will be served from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm. All COVID-19 safety precautions are in place.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Garden Strolls & Wine Tastings ◊ April 14, 21, & 28; May 5, 12 & 19
    Sip and stroll in America’s oldest landscaped gardens while sampling old and new world wines. Each Wednesday evening from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, a different garden location will be paired with a selection of wines for you to sample. Enjoy spectacular views and light snacks. Safety guidelines will be in place.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Wine on the Piazza – Edmondston Alston House April 15
    Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Edmondston-Alston House followed by a glass of wine on the second story piazza overlooking Charleston Harbor. Entry times are staggered to allow for social distancing.
    Click here for additional information.
  • “Mama Hattie Remembers. . .” A Story of African American Life Through Stories & Song ◊ April 17 & 24
    Join Mama Hattie (portrayed by Rose Atterberry) as she recalls her life growing up in the Low Country of South Carolina. This special presentation includes rich African American traditions of storytelling and music.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, Charleston Renaissance Artist Book Talk ◊ April 20
    Join moderator Harlan Greene and authors Dwight McInvaill, Caroline Palmer, and Anne Tinker as they discuss their newly-released book, Alice. This 6:30 pm Zoom webinar is free to the public and hosted by Middleton Place Foundation.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Meet the Stableyards Animals ◊ April 24
    Come spend the afternoon outdoors with some of Middleton Place’s four-footed friends. Learn how to measure the height of a horse; tell the difference between a pullet and a hen; feel the lanolin from a sheep’s fleece; and much more. Included in General Admission. Masks may be required for portions of the event.
    Click here for additional information.

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DNR Gives OK to Reinstall Bird Feeders After Salmonella Outbreak

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources said it is OK to put bird feeders back up, as long as Pine Siskin are no longer visiting. Please be sure to carefully clean your bird feeders on a regular basis. “Cleaning feeders regularly helps prevent outbreaks. Bacteria and diseases are often shed by food or water contaminated with feces. Feeders that aren’t properly maintained can lead to the severe harm of local bird populations.” Humans can also contract these illnesses from feeders, so be sure to follow proper hygiene practices when cleaning bird feeders, houses, etc.

Click here to read the Post & Courier article.

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North Charleston PAC: POPS! Gotta Love It! With Take3

With a flair for the wild and unexpected, this genre-defying trio infuses Rockstar charisma with roof-raising energy, presenting their take on pop, jazz, movie themes and classical tunes. Take3 will play selections from Pirates of the Caribbean, Pulp Fiction and Game of Thrones, and a variety of other works, including “Sweet Home Alabama.”  This trio of violin, piano and cello has been exhilarating audiences with their amazing artistry, and their infectious onstage personalities.

Performances will be held on April 24, 2021 at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. For information and to purchase tickets click here.

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Ways and Means Meeting Agenda for April 13

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The Town of Seabrook Island Ways and Means Committee will meet virtually at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.  Click here to view the agenda.

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Spoleto Festival USA 2021 Tickets on Sale April 13

Spoleto Festival USA 2021
May 28 to June 13
in Charleston, South Carolina

The 45th season programming was announced on Monday, April 5. Tickets for in-person performances and virtual programs will be available to the public on April 13 at 10:00 am EST on a first-come, first served basis. To see the program, click here. There are outdoor venues as well as indoor ones with limited seating. For information on festival venues, click here. For information on ordering tickets, click here.

To go to the main Spoleto 2021 website, click here.

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Rock Climbing and Ropes Experience

The Charleston County Parks is offering a couple of interesting classes that will challenge your courage.

Rock Climbing

Rock climbing has become a popular sport amount adults and teenagers alike. Charleston County Parks is offering an Introduction to Rock Climbing class on Tuesday, April 18, from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm. It will take place at The Climbing Wall at James Island County Park on Riverland Drive.

In this class, you will receive instruction on the basics of climbing and learn the climbing lingo. Practice will be in small groups on both ropes and boulders and the fee includes your rental gear.

Preregistration is required and the class is limited to persons age 14 and up.

For more information, click here.

High Ropes Experience

In this High Ropes Experience, you will be able to walk on air, swing from the rafters and fly high! You will enjoy pulse-racing fun, complete with safety gear and expert staff.

The adventure will take place on Saturday, April 24, from 9:00 am until noon. Preregistration is highly recommended as this class fills up fast. It is limited to people over age 10 and an on-site chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.

For more information, click here.

Visit Charleston County Parks’s website ( to see what other activities are available.

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CMC 2021-22 Concert Season

Chamber Music Charleston (CMC) is looking forward to once again sharing live music with its audiences. CMC will continue to videotape each program and have it available for ticketholders to view on-demand. Tickets are on sale now. To explore the offerings and find ticket information, click here.

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Winged Wonders – The Phenomenon of Bird Migration

Spring is one of the most exciting times of the year for birdwatching in SC, when many species of birds travel through on their journey north to breed. Ever wonder where the amazing birds we see at Seabrook and across SC have been all winter, and where they’re headed next? And how do our feathered friends make these amazingly long flights during migration?

Please join us, April 21 at 7:00 pm for our “Winged Wonders – The Phenomenon of Bird Migration”. SIB’s good friend, Matt Johnson, Center Director at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary at Francis Beidler Forest, will be our speaker.

Matt has advised us that as you join us for his discussion, these birds will literally be on the move above our heads as they migrate north!

Click here to register.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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