Angel Oak Elementary Hootieville Holiday Shop, December 17-20

Angel Oak Elementary is a Title 1 school, meaning that many families are at or below the poverty line. The Hootieville Holiday Shop will give every student an opportunity to experience the joy of shopping for gifts for their loved ones and pets the week of December 17th. The experience of shopping will be connected to math and writing curriculum.

In order to provide affordable options, donations of gently used and/or new items, small enough for students to carry home (household goods, neck ties, key chains, holiday decor, pet items, toys, etc.) are being sought. Donations can be dropped off at The Ice Cream Boat (the ice cream shop) at Bohicket Marina. The donations are tax deductible and donors will be  given a receipt for in kind and/or monetary donations with a deadline date of December 1st.

The proceeds from the Hootieville Holiday Shop will be used by the PTA to directly support teachers and students with educational programming throughout the year. Monetary donations to support this project can be mailed to Angel Oak Elementary School ATTN: PTA, 6134 Chisholm Road Johns Island SC 29455. Please indicate Holiday Shop in the memo field and recipients will be mailed a receipts. For additional information contact Barbara Griffin and/or Michelle Faust by email or phone 843-327-6742.

-Submitted by Barbara Griffin

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Bohicket Half Marathon and 5K Run, November 17

Lace up those running shoes!!!

On Saturday November 17th, hundreds of runners and walkers will be gearing up for the the Bohicket Half Marathon and 5K Run through the gorgeous streets of Seabrook Island. Sponsored by the Charleston Running Club, and with help from Bohicket Marina & the Kiawah Seabrook Exchange Club, the run starts and ends at Bohicket Marina.

Enjoy the scenic race route, while also getting fit in this amazing annual event. With both the 5K and the Half Marathon, there is something for everyone. Run, walk or sprint your way to the After Party at Bohicket Marina to enjoy complimentary refreshments with a waterfront view.

Proceeds benefit the Charleston Running Club.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this incredible event! For more information, and to register click here.

-Submitted by Danielle Snider

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Lake House Thanksgiving Events

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and The Lake House is gearing up for its Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot and Sprint Triathlon Relay.


Join us at The Lake House on Thanksgiving morning for
Seabrook Island’s Annual Turkey Trot!

This (just over a) 5K race will start promptly at 8:00 am from the Lake House and will take you through the front half of the Island. Event shirts are limited; availability and size are not guaranteed after Monday, November 5th.

Date: Thursday, November 22nd
Time: 8:00 AM
Cost: $20.00

Registration forms are available at the front desk of The Lake House.

Remember, there is no better way for Seabrookers and their guests to start Thanksgiving Day!!


8th Annual Sprint Triathlon Relay
Swim. Bike. Run.

Before the tailgating begins and the games start…
why not have some fitness fun!

Join us at The Lake House on Saturday, November 24th for
Seabrook Island’s 8th Annual Sprint Triathlon Relay.

Date: Saturday, November 24th
Time: 8:00 AM
Cost: $50.00 per team

It’s a triathlon with a team twist!

Instead of an individual tackling all three events, we would like to put a Seabrook spin and share the fun among a team of three.

Teams are comprised of one swimmer, one biker, and one runner
that will work together to complete all 3 legs of the event.

Registration forms are available at the front desk of The Lake House.
Please note, this event will be capped, so sign up early to ensure your team is a part of our 8th Annual Sprint Triathlon Relay!

Event shirts are limited, size and availability are not guaranteed after November 5th. For more information about the Turkey Trot or the Sprint Triathlon Relay, please contact Jamie Mogus Mixson at

-Submitted by The Lake House


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Sign Up to Welcome Trick-or-Treaters

HalloweenSign Up to Welcome Trick-or-Treaters

Interested in being included on a list of homes welcoming Seabrook Island children for trick-or-treating on Halloween? Sign up here or at the Lake House by 10/26/18. We’ll compile a list and provide to parents of children on the island upon request. Trick-or-treating will take place on Halloween, Wednesday, October 31, from 5:00-7:00 pm.

-The Lake House

(Image credit: World Arts Me)

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Abridged Environmental Committee Minutes, October 9

Steve Hirsch presented a proposal to rent a new compactor for the maintenance area. The old rented compactor has needed frequent repairs. The 2019 cost will increase by $120 per month. The proposal to include this additional expense in next year’s budget was approved by the committee.

Steve Hirsch reported that a new Landscaping Contract will be adopted in 2019. SIPOA sent out 6 invitations and received 3 bids. The low bid came from the present company, The Greenery, and was about $10,000 less than the current cost. The Committee approved a 2-year contract with The Greenery with an option to renew for the 3rd year.

Roger Banks has been sporadically receiving wildlife reports through the SIPOA website. There are a total of 8 bobcats on Seabrook Island. This includes 5 adults and 3 kittens. There have been several sightings reported of our 3 Piebald deer and armadillos are now calling Seabrook Island home. Committee members will write a ‘Wild Things’ article to be published in December to explain how to report sightings on the SIPOA page and to encourage residents to use the form. There have been many photos of our wildlife posted on Next Door and these photographers will be encouraged to also send in a sighting form. This reporting form includes an address which will be used when mapping the locations of wildlife.

There is a small tree down on the Hidden Oaks Nature Trail. Steve Hirsch will make sure Maintenance removes the tree from the path.

A review of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) website by Barry Shedrow shows no substantive change in the following projects: (a) Proposed Path Forward for Future Offshore Renewable Energy on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf, (b) Draft Proposed Program for the 2019-2024 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program, and (c) Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the 2019-2024 Program.  BOEM is presently reviewing nine permit applications to conduct oil and gas exploration-related activities along the Atlantic OCS.

With the help of Jim Jordan, the deer population was surveyed in September, the population seems to be down. Another survey will take place in early November. At that time a decision will be made on how many, if any, deer need to be culled. It was noted that some residents feel the population has grown based on the number seen in their yard and neighborhood. Deer tend to stay in the same area and we are continuously seeing the same small herds.

-Submitted by Lucy Hoover, Environmental Committee Communications



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Drayton Hall Pottery, Shoes and Paths to Freedom October 25

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Join The Charleston Museum and Drayton Hall for a lecture by Dr. Lindsay Bloch, from Florida Museum of Natural History, on Thursday, October 25, from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm. In 1768, with an eye towards revolution, Benjamin Franklin urged, “Let us industriously manufacture what we can for ourselves.” In cities, towns, and on plantations, makers and artisans of all kinds worked to produce items that offered a path to greater economic independence. At times, such trades also provided a means for personal independence of enslaved people. In this talk, Dr. Bloch will discuss two crafts: earthenware pottery and shoemaking. Drawing on archaeological materials and documentary evidence such as runaway slave ads and store accounts, she will explain how pots and shoes became material markers of freedom in Early America. This lecture is free and registration is encouraged.

Please note: This lecture will take place at the Charleston Museum located at 
360 Meeting Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29403.

Lindsay Bloch (Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015) is the Collections Manager of the Ceramic Technology Laboratory and Florida Archaeology at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Her research focuses on craft production, trade, and exchange in historic and prehistoric contexts through the lens of utilitarian ceramics, with a particular focus on plantations of the Atlantic World.

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Family Fright Nights at Magnolia Plantation Oct 19 & 20, 26 &27

Calling all ghouls, goblins, ghosts and fairies, join in the Halloween fun at our 10th Annual Family Fright nights. This is a family-friendly event full of entertainment for all ages where everyone is encouraged to come in costume! Games, treats, tons of candy, face painting, balloon twisting, hay maze, photo booth, costume contests, pony rides, and a fun house will all be part of the excitement. The popular Mad Scientist Lab is also back again this year and will be sure to fright and delight.

Fright Nights will Feature a milder version of our Spooky Train Ride from 6 – 7:30 pm. After 8:00, the Train Ride will be for the more adventurous at heart.

Pony rides will be Available Oct. 19 & 20 only.
Fun House will be available Oct. 26 & 27 only.

The gates will be open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on October 19th, 20th, 26th & 27th. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes each night.

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Halloween Pet Parade and Costume Contest Oct. 29

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Space Station Visible Overhead at 7:19 pm

We just received word that the International Space Station will be visible across the Charleston sky later this evening.  At 7:19 pm, it will appear in the NW sky and track to the SE until it disappears at 7:25 pm.

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SIPOA Board of Directors to Meet October 15

The regular meeting of the SIPOA Board of Directors will be Monday, October 15, 2018.  The meeting will be at The Lake House at 1:00 pm.

To view the agenda, click here.

The agenda includes instructions to attend remotely from your computer, tablet, smartphone or telephone.

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Family Soul Healing Through The Constellation Approach – November 5

Presented by: Kathy Maher, Family Constellation Therapist

Monday, November 5th
3:00PM to 4:30 PM
Live Oak Hall of The Lake House

Come experience the possibilities of healing through your family lineage. Family Constellation is a therapeutic modality developed by Bert Hellinger.

Presenter, Kathy Maher studied this work in a three year program through the Constellation Immersion Program and it has had a powerful impact. This form of healing allows us to identify old destructive patterns in our families and make new positive changes by resolving entanglements. It helps us gain insight into our own blocks and loyalties to our families so we can have resolution, healing and more compassion for our families and ourselves.

Join Kathy Maher for a presentation of this work with the option of staying at the end to experience the work yourself. A short meditation will be part of the presentation, as well.

For more information, please contact Kathy Maher at

Thank you!

-The Lake House

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Colour of Music Festival – October 24-28

Colour of Music Festival
October 24-28
Various Locations in Downtown Charleston

The 2018 Festival takes place October 24-28 featuring leading black artists from France, Britain, Colombia, the Caribbean, and the United States performing orchestral and choral works, chamber, piano, organ, vocal recitals, and opportunities for community education. The COMF Baroque to Early Classical music theme this year is a perfect evolution for our growing Chamber Music Series. An impressive array of Baroque gems comprise our 2018 Festival.

Click here for tickets, performances, and locations.

2018 Colour of Music Festival highlights include:
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