Please be aware that the next King Tide that could affect Seabrook Island will occur August 28-September 1, 2019.
The term “King Tide” is used to describe a non-scientific term for astronomic tide that people in the Lowcountry often use to describe exceptionally high tides. It coincides with the moon being closest to the earth in its monthly elliptical orbit. In some cases, King Tides may barely even be noticed. In other cases, a King Tide may cause flooding of low-lying areas and disruption to normal daily routines. This is particularly true when a King Tide event coincides with significant precipitation because water drainage and runoff are impeded.
To learn more about King Tides, click here.
Be prepared for flooding. Clear mulch and other debris from the street drain near your home. Move items up and off your basement floor.
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Come enjoy one to eight continuous days of activities on the Lowcountry waterways.
September 7-15, 2019
Join us in Charleston for exciting activities on the water, in the water, and by the water! If you love this region’s many tidal rivers, creeks, ocean views, harbor, and waterways – then this is the time to immerse yourself! Whether you’re a recreational enthusiast or leisure water buff, Charleston Water Week has something for everyone. Click here for information on all the events and activities.
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There are many ways to donate to those in need without giving cash and the Lake House is providing several ways to do that. Your support won’t cost you any additional money because these are items you have around the house.
You may have seen the Box Tops for Education on packages you purchase every day. Box Tops for Education was started in 1996 by General Mills to help support education and provide schools with a way to earn money. You can find box tops in hundreds of products including cereal, storage bags, frozen products, etc. For a complete list of products, click here. Each of the box tops is worth 10 cents to a school.
Mt. Zion is a local elementary school that participates in this program. You can clip the box tops and put them in the container near the front desk at the Lake House. Mt. Zion’s coordinator will send them in twice a year for cash to use for much-needed school supplies and art/music programs.
Seabrook Island Art Guild Show & Sale & Annual Fundraiser for St. Johns High School
September 1, 2019
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Kiawah Freshfields Village “On the Green”
The Seabrook Island Artist Guild will hold its annual fund raiser to support the art program at St. Johns High School. The show will be held “On the Green” at Kiawah Freshfields Village. Seabrook artists and photographers will exhibit their art and demonstrate their painting talents throughout the day.
Artists will donate 10% of their sale proceeds to the St Johns High School art program. In addition, we will accept any cash donations to support this very worthy cause. The Guild’s donations has allowed art students at St Johns to increase their breadth and depth of experiences in painting, drawing, printmaking and ceramic techniques.
We invite everyone to view beautiful paintings and stunning photography, meet our artists, watch them create their unique pieces, and be a part of helping local students experience artistic creation through their school program.
For more information on the Seabrook Island Artist Guild, its workshops, classes, and guest artists’ demonstrations, please visit our website:
-Submitted by Sharon Peck
The most recent minutes of the following are now available online:
- Architectural Review Committee
- Environmental Committee
To view these minutes, go to https://gateaccess.net. You will be asked for the Community Code, select SIPOA and then type in your user name and password. After clicking on Login, scroll across the top bar and select Community Documents.
Please refer any questions to email@example.com.
The Piping Plovers are back and there is a good chance to see more Shorebirds. SIB member Arch McCallum will lead a SIB Learning Together bird walk at North Beach. Arch was a professor of Ornithology at College of Charleston and also leads bird walks for Audubon of South Carolina. He’s never birded Seabrook’s beaches so it will be a learning experience for all. Overall, we hope to spot a nice variety of shorebirds as we work our way to the North Beach inlet. We’ll meet in the Property Owners’ beach parking lot at 5:00 pm. This will get us to the beach shortly after high tide which brings the shorebirds closer to the shore. The day should be getting cooler with hopefully a nice evening breeze. Be sure to bring binoculars, camera, hats, sunscreen, water, and snacks. Of course, you can head back at any time.
Saturday, August 24, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Learning Together at North Beach
Location: Meet at Owners Parking Lot near entrance to Boardwalk 1
Cost None for members; $5 donation for guests
If you are not yet a 2019 SIB member, you must first become a member by following the instructions on our website: http://seabrookislandbirders.org/contact/join-sib/ or we request a $5 donation to SIB.
Once you are a member, please complete the registration no later than Thursday August 22 , 2019. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on Friday, August 23.
If you have additional questions about the program, please contact us by sending an email to: SeabrookIslandBirders@gmail.com
-Submitted by SIB
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Reggae Nights Summer Concerts
Friday Nights. Good Music. Good Vibes.
The Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series at James Island County Park closes on August 23 with the cool sounds of Mystic Vibrations. Reggae Nights features traditional old school roots reggae with a new school attitude in a beautiful outdoor setting. Bring your chairs or blanket.
We will inventory Nest 70 on Wednesday, August 21 at 8 am. Nest 70 was found by Sandy MacCoss, Alison Bowers and J-Anna Smith on June 28 and it hatched in 50 days. Take boardwalk 1 and turn left. The nest is about 80 yards past the first “dog sign”.
– Submitted by Gary Fansler
Click here to view the SI Boardwalk map.
The Grief Support Group will meet on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Eagle’s Nest Studio at the Lake House. New members are always welcome to join. Participants in the group include but are not limited to those who have lost a spouse as well as those who have lost a child.
For more information, please contact Mary Fleck at firstname.lastname@example.org. Non-residents of Seabrook Island may register to attend by contacting Mary Fleck at email@example.com in advance.
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Freshfields Village continues it Starlight Cinema Series this Wednesday, August 21, from 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm. The featured movie is Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.
The Music on the Green Summer Series at Freshfields also continues this week with live music on Friday, August 23, by Shrimp City Slim from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
Click here to find out more about the movie and the band.
Both events are complimentary and family-friendly. Vendors will be set up with food and beverages for purchase. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs.
The Turtle Patrol will inventory Nest 66 at 4 pm on Sunday, August 18. It was found by Mimi Montague, Karen Preston, and Lynn Madison on June 27th and it hatched in 49 days.
The nest is located 50 yards north of Boardwalk 6.
-Submitted by Gary Fansler
Click here to view the SI Boardwalk map.