Many new to SC don’t know that “South Carolina has an open primary system. This means that any registered voter may cast a ballot in either party’s primary–but not both,” as reported by Caitlin Byrd for The Post and Courier. The deadline to register to vote in the South Carolina February 29 Democratic presidential primary is Thursday, January 30, 2020. If you are already registered, check your voter registration to be sure it’s up to date. For more information, click here to read Byrd’s article from today’s The Post and Courier.
In February, the Seabrook Island Artist Guild will showcase one of its long-time active members, Brenda Tilson.
Brenda’s paintings will be on display in the front hall of The Lake House during the month of February, 2020.
A longtime SIAG active member and exhibitor, Brenda holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture and Art. She also has a BA in Art Education from Fairmont State College. In addition to having been selected as a Juried Member of the Pastel Society of America in 2016, she is also a member of the Piedmont Pastel Society, Charlotte, North Carolina. Her display will consist of architectural drawings.
To learn more about the Seabrook Island Artist Guild, events, work-shops and membership visit the website at www.seabrookislandartistguild.com
-Submitted by Sharon Peck
Gibbes Museum of Art
Central to Their Lives
January 17 – May 3, 2020
A new exhibit recently opened at the Gibbes Museum and will be on display until May 3, 2020. Spanning the decades between the late 1890s and early 1960s, Central to Their Lives brings together for the first time the paintings and sculptures of forty-two diverse women artists who made significant contributions to the art of the South. This exhibition examines the challenges female artists faced during a period in which women’s social, cultural, and political roles were being redefined and reinterpreted. For tickets, click here.
The Lake House is excited to introduce their new Yoga Instructor. Her name is Lisa Andersen and she will be taking over Gentle Yoga on Mondays at 8:00 am beginning in February.
Lisa Anderson is a retired teacher and is currently living on Seabrook Island. She has her RYT-200 Yoga Certification from Yoga Fit Training Systems and is certified with Yoga Alliance. She has 8 years of experience teaching yoga for strength and flexibility.
Lisa is an avid believer that yoga brings together the mind and body to help heal the soul and relieve chronic pain. One of the many things she has enjoyed doing is volunteering to help teachers reduce stress and anxiety through yoga. She is looking forward to helping others find the benefits of yoga that have been important in her own life.
Outside of her interest in yoga, Lisa enjoys kayaking and traveling with her husband, hiking, and staying active.
Please help us welcome Lisa Andersen to The Lake House Team and check out Gentle Yoga at 8:00 am on Mondays.
-Submitted by Jamie
The Seabrook Island Town Council will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, at 2:30 pm at the Seabrook Island Town Hall, 2001 Seabrook Island Road.
Click here to review the agenda for the January 28, 2020 meeting.
Minutes of this meeting will be available after approval at the next Town Council meeting.
–Submitted by Faye Allbritton, Town Clerk
Comments or questions should be directed to the Town of Seabrook Island here.
The response for sponsorships for the 2020 Backpack Buddies Challenge was overwhelming. Mike Gorski, owner of Island Transportation Services, launched this project 4 years ago to help raise additional funds at the Backpack Buddies Chili Cook-off.
The Tidelines post on Thursday was among several sources that resulted in new friends (sponsorships) being added for a total of 28 friends (sponsorships.) To see the complete updated list, click here.
As a result of this year’s lofty goal of $50,000, Mike is starting to take donations now. The friends (sponsorships) are matching your donations dollar-for-dollar. All donations are tax-deductible as permitted by law. The Chili Cook-off, along with The Gorski and Friends Challenge, benefits Backpack Buddies Seabrook Island and the Backpack Buddies Group of Kiawah Women’s Foundation. The two organizations are both 501(c)(3) nonprofits whose mission is to feed local hungry school children on the weekend and during school holidays. These children are supplied breakfast and lunch by the schools but often were being left to fend for themselves on the weekends. They are currently feeding over 530 local children each week.
Making a resident donation is very easy. Just call or text Mike Gorski at 864-316-3894 and tell him your donation amount. He will provide all of the details for the different ways that you can donate.
Mike says, “Thank you in advance for your support and please, island residents, don’t forget to get your donations matched dollar-for-dollar by making your donations today!”
The Seabrook Island Garden Club presents
Feng Shui Basics: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
with Karen Babb
On Friday, February 14, 2020 the Seabrook Island Garden Club, welcomes our very own Karen Babb. With over 35 years as a trained and licensed Interior Designer, Karen Babb has significant experience in all applications of Interior Design and looks forward to sharing her expertise with our members and guests.
Her perpetual enthusiasm classifies her as a “motivator”! Her uncommon passion for exceptional design keeps Karen dedicated to working with customers who seek innovative solutions to their problems. Her open-minded, imaginative and eager approach to design is driven by the detail-oriented high standards which are apparent in her work. As a responsible designer who is sensitive to the demands and needs of her clients, Ms. Babb has established an excellent reputation for having the ability to turn design concepts into reality, creating spaces that are visually exciting, inviting and intelligent. In addition to her private practice, Karen is also a member of the design staff at GDC. We know you will not want to miss Karen’s presentation, Feng Shui Basics: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!
We look forward to seeing you on Friday, February 14, 2020. As always all members and guests are welcomed. Monthly agendas include light refreshments at 9:30 am a brief business report at 10:00 am, followed by the guest speaker. The meetings usually conclude between 11:00 and 11:30 am. Unless otherwise noted the meetings take place on the second Friday of each month at the Oyster Catcher Community Center
For membership information, you can contact email@example.com. Attendance is Free for Members/ Guest are welcomed, $5.00 donation is appreciated.
-Submitted by Alberta Barron
8th Annual Colour of Music Festival
January 29 – February 1, 2020
Click here for tickets, location and information
The Colour of Music Festival announces the eighth annual Colour of Music Festival (COMF) January 29-February 1, 2020 at three historic Charleston locations showcasing leading black classical artists from France, Britain, Colombia, and the Caribbean. The 2020 winter Chamber Series will feature members of an ‘elite’ Colour of Music Festival Octet and Quintet group of musicians highlighting performances that include Felix Mendelssohn’s Grand Octet and Florence B. Price’s and Johannes Brahms Piano Quintets.
Since 2013 the Colour of Music Festival (COMF) has brought international, national, and regional classically trained black musicians of African descent to share their musical talents, knowledge, and inspiration to Charleston. Since 2018 the Festival has also traveled to leading collegiate venues and performance halls in Washington DC, Atlanta, Houston, Nashville, Pittsburgh, and Richmond.
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SIB will continue its movie matinees this spring starting with the movie, “Fly Away Home”.
The soaring adventure of a 13-year-old girl and her estranged father, who learn what family is all about when they adopt an orphaned flock of geese and teach them to fly! (1996)
SIB will provide the popcorn and snacks! You can bring pillows to make the chairs more comfy and BYOB. Please sign up to join us for an afternoon at the movies!
Thursday, January 30, 4:15 pm
Location: Oystercatcher Community Center
Cost: None for members; $5 donation for guests
-Submitted by SIB
The Seabrook Island Natural History Group has announced six annual education grants to fund spring field trips for students at Haut Gap Middle School and Mt. Zion Elementary, for birding studies at St. John’s High School and for a gardening project at Haut Gap. The grants, totaling nearly $2,700, will provide materials and transportation for trips focusing on geology, history, marine mammals, birding and agriculture, with visits to sites as close by as Camp St. Christopher and as far away as Exploration Hannon in the Blue Ridge mountains.
The grant process was administered by SINHG Board member Rich Siegel. “These grants are an important part of SINHG’s mission to further learning about our ecology and history,” said SINHG president Julia Thogmartin. “We look forward to offering similar grant opportunities during the 2020/2021 school year.”
-Submitted by Norm Powers, for SINHG