In case you missed it, the Second Annual Holiday Parade kicked off at 3:30 pm this afternoon. Lead by Santa and Mrs. Claus, more than a dozen gaily decorated vehicles participated in the parade followed by our friends from the … Continue reading →
With the sun slowly rising on a chilly, 43 degree, beautiful Thanksgiving morning, over 300 runners, walkers, and their fans gathered at The Lake House for the annual (just over a) 5K Turkey Trot. This was truly a fun and family friendly event. Wearing their specially designed race day tee shirts children, adults, and dogs on leashes lined up together at the start area, which was organized by categories: Runners, Run/Walk (not sure, why not both) and Walkers (families, pets, maybe mimosas).
At exactly 8:00 am, Nic blew the horn and the runners sprinted off. The course took a left onto Seabrook Island Road, left on The Haul Over, left on Cat Tail Pond, left on Seabrook Island Road, and then left back to the Lake House for a total distance of 5K plus approximately 4/10 of a mile. Crossing the finish line, each runner was greeted with enthusiastic kudos by onlookers, including a life sized turkey.
Congratulations to each of the runners, walkers, and dogs who participated in the Turkey Trot! The first male to cross the finish line was Evan Brown and the first female to cross was Karenna Keane.
Special thanks to Nic Porter, Jamie Mixon, the Lake House staff, and the volunteers for organizing and managing this terrific event and for all the spectators who cheered on the runners. A great way to start off Thanksgiving celebrations!
Families and friends gathering for the start of the race!
The race begins. On your mark, get set, GO!
Here come the winners!
Approaching the finish line!
And thanks to The Lake House staff and volunteers!
Holiday Workshop for Children December 1, 2021 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Deck the halls at the Charleston Museum with our annual Holiday Workshop. Children can sip on hot chocolate and eat yummy cookies as they decorate the little Heyward-Washington House in the Kidstoryexhibit. Create ornaments and decorations to take home and to adorn the exhibit. The decorations done by the children will be on view the month of December for all to enjoy. $10 Museum Members | $15 Non-Members Register online or call 843.722.2996 ext. 236.
Garden Club of Charleston Holiday Decorations at the Joseph Manigault House December 4 – December 27, 2021
Annually, the Garden Club of Charleston uses this impressive house as a backdrop for their creative holiday arrangements, using only plant material that would have been available in the Lowcountry during the first quarter of the 19th century. This year, the GCC has chosen the theme Hark the Harold Angels Sing.
The Town Market at Town Hall on James Island will feature the Christmas Market on Friday, December 3 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Get the family into the holiday spirit shopping with local vendors, enjoying eats from food trucks, and more.
The November 19, 2021 issue of The Island Connection mistakenly included a Meet Santa event on Saturday, December 15 at the Seabrook Island Club. The Club has not scheduled this event, nor had any knowledge of it. This was printed in error by The Island Connection and will be retracted in the next issue. The Club apologizes for any confusion.
If you were planning to take your child to see Santa, there is still an opportunity this weekend at Freshfields. Click here to read more about it.
This challenging pandemic time has given us a new perspective on things we’ve taken for granted. We gather on this Thanksgiving day to be thankful for what we have, for the family we love, the friends we cherish, and for the many blessings in our lives. May your Thanksgiving holiday be full of love, laughter, and gratitude.
We extend our best wishes to you and yours. Please be safe and stay healthy.
Whether you are cheering for your favorite college team or supporting the hometown pros, it’s fun to gather with a crowd of like-minded fans and enjoy the game. And what would an afternoon or evening of football be like without some good food to munch on? Disappointing for sure.
So just click here to find suggestions for 15 places in the Charleston area to watch football and enjoy delicious bar food. The suggested destinations all have large screen televisions and plenty of beer and bar food to make it a great afternoon of football. And there is no cleaning up for you to do!
8:00 am – Turkey Trot Walk/Run (The Lake House) – Event shirts are sold out!
Volunteers Needed for Seabrook Island’s Annual Turkey Trot!
The Lake House is looking for volunteers to assist with Seabrook Island’s Turkey Trot Thursday, November 25th. Volunteers will be asked to meet in the lobby of the Lake House at 7:15 am on race day. The race should be completed by 10:00 am. Responsibilities may include directing participants on racecourse, hydration support (water station), and cheering on participants.
Friday, November 26
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Holiday Art Fair (The Lake House – Live Oak Hall)
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Holiday Art Fair refreshments at The Lake House in Live Oak Hall
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Holiday Tree Lighting with Refreshments, Music, and S’mores at The Lake House
For more information about these events and how to register, go to sipoa.org and click on The Lake House, Thanksgiving Holiday Events, or click here to be directed to the page.
Fitness and Recreation
New Semi-Private Series & Fitness Class added for December:
Zumba Flare Fitness Class – Dance to Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Beyoncé, and many others all while burning calories and having fun!
Thursdays at 9:15 am starting December 2. This class is part of the regular fitness schedule and included with the Monthly Class Pass.
Chair Yoga Semi-Private – Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be done sitting on a chair or standing on the ground while using the chair for support.
Wednesdays at 2:30 pm, December 1 – December 29 – $70 for the series ($14 per workout)
Golf & Pickleball Conditioning Semi-Private – This Golf and Pickleball Conditioning semi-private 3-week series will provide strength and power conditioning training, complemented by total body stretching.
Fridays at 12:00 pm, December 3 – December 17 – $36 for the series ($12 per workout)
Fitness Rewired Semi-Private Option 2 – This class focuses on cardio, strength, mobility, balance, and overall fitness improvement. Start where you are; feel and see yourself grow stronger and more fit every week! The maximum number of participants has been met for the first session (8:30 am – 9:30 am); however, we want to offer you the opportunity to still join us as we help you get stronger! We will open a second session (10:00 am – 11:00 am) if we receive a minimum of 6 participants.
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (NO CLASS 12/24 OR 12/27) from 10:00 am – 11:00 am, December 6 – December 31 – $100 for the series ($10 per workout)
For more information about the classes above, go to sipoa.org and click on The Lake House, Semi-Private Series, or click here to be directed to the page.
The Seabrook Island Property Owners website includes everything you need to know about these classes, any cancellations that may occur, The Lake House Spa as well as The Lake House Guide. Once on the SIPOA website, look at the area close to the top of the homepage for The Lake House. There is a dropdown menu with all this information.
Please note that everyone (vaccinated and unvaccinated) is required to wear a mask inside The Lake House. However, masks may be removed while exercising.
-Submitted by Jamie Mogus Mixson, The Lake House Manager
During the month of January 2022, Charleston’s distinguished cultural sites will once again come together for Museum Mile Month. Those who purchase a Museum Mile Month pass will be able to enjoy access to thirteen participating sites. Passholders can spend an entire month learning about the city’s rich history and culture while visiting sites in the order that best fits their schedule.
Purchase price for tickets is $35 for adults and $10 for children (ages 12 and under). Tickets can be purchased in advance via Charleston’s Museum Mile website through December 31, making these passes a great holiday gift. During the month of January tickets can only be purchased in person at the Kiawah Island, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, or Downtown Visitor Centers. Explore and enjoy all that Charleston has to offer with Museum Mile Month and show your support for Museums!
The unprecedented COVID19 pandemic continues to take its toll on museums and other cultural sites, which are reliant on visitor revenues to maintain their operating budgets and accomplish their worthy educational missions. Museum Mile Month is a great way to support the local museum community as all proceeds directly benefit the non-profit organizations that comprise the Museum Mile.
COVID19 Alert: Participation by each site and hours of operation are subject to change due to the changing circumstances related to the coronavirus. Please check with each individual site concerning operating hours and safety protocols as you plan your month exploring downtown Charleston’s most incredible cultural sites.
There is a possibility of frost overnight. Some weather sites are saying that if the temperature doesn’t go below freezing (32°F,) the “real feel” will.
You may want to cover your plants, especially the fragile ones. Plants are the most susceptible to damage during a frost. You can cover them with fabric, bed sheets, burlap, or commercial frost cloths are good insulators. Don’t use plastic. Click here to read more about protecting your plants.