Art of Jazz Returns

The Art of Jazz Series Returns!

Enjoy live jazz at the Gibbes Museum of Art!

The Gibbes Museum and Charleston Jazz are teaming up to bring you original compositions inspired by works on view. Enjoy performances by some of Charleston’s most talented musicians. 
Tickets will go fast!  

June 22, 2022
Zandrina Dunning + Stephen Washington 

For information and tickets, click here

July 20, 2022
Kevin Patton Quartet

For information and tickets, click here.

August 24, 2022 
Jamie Slater Trio

For information and tickets, click here

All performances take place at The Gibbes Museum of Art from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. 

-Submitted by Charleston Jazz

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CSO: Fourth of July Celebration July 2

Fourth of July Celebration Concert

featuring the Charleston Symphony
Yuriy BekkerConductor

Saturday, July 2, 2022
8:00 pm
Joseph P. Riley Park

Celebrate Independence Day early with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO) on July 2 and join us for our second annual July 4 concert at The Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Ballpark! In partnership with the City of Charleston, enjoy a patriotic, high-energy musical program with festive works followed by a spectacular fireworks display generously supported by The Charleston Place.. 

Attendance is free but tickets will be required.

Click HERE to reserve.
(Select General Admission option in the Search by SECTION tab.)

 Gates will open at 6:00 pm with concessions
available from the RiverDogs hospitality team.

-Submitted by Charleston Symphony Orchestra

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The Lake House Property Owner Spotlight

Dr. Jon Van Heerden is where kindness, dedication, and intelligence meet. His commitment to his fitness is only outshined by his sweet smile and always his friendly demeanor.

Dr. Jon is one of the many Property Owners that make The Lake House the great place it is.

Jon, thank you for being you!

-Submitted by The Lake House

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Cybersecurity in an Online World June 2

Cybersecurity: How to Protect Yourself in an Online World

Have you or someone you know been the victim of an online scam?
Do you know how to identify a scam?
How can you avoid being a victim?

Seabrook Island Village (SIV) offers another free workshop for the community.

  • Date:           Thursday, June 2, 2022
  • Time:          4:00 pm
  • Place:          Oyster Catcher Community Center

Space is limited and registration is required. Click here or call 843-580-208.

Chad Droze, an Information Technology (IT) consultant, has been servicing homes and businesses on Seabrook Island for over 15 years at the Post & Computer Center in Freshfields Village. His presentation will address how to protect yourself online against the latest scams that hackers attempt every day on unsuspecting victims. Plan to join us so you can:

  • Learn the sneaky ways and methods that crooks use to lure you into a false sense of security.
  • Hear about real life hacking examples that have happened to Chad’s customers.
  • Listen to why cyber-crime is so lucrative for the hackers who perform them. 
  • Learn tips to protect yourself online. 

-Submitted by Seabrook Island Village-Neighbors Helping Neighbors

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Keep Up With The Lake House May 18

Fitness and Recreation

Indoor/Outdoor Pools

The Outdoor Pool hours:
– Monday through Friday from 9:15 am to sunset
– Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to sunset.

The Indoor Pool schedule, as well as rules for both the Indoor and Outdoor Pools, can be viewed by clicking here

Fitness Classes

The monthly schedule for fitness and recreation classes is available on the SIPOA website, click here to view it. This does not include the semi-private classes.

Semi-Private Series

Sign up now for the following Semi-Private classes. Please note, Semi-Private classes are limited to a maximum of 10 participants. Pre-registration is required. There are no drop-ins or refunds. Semi-private classes are not included in the monthly class pass, and the entire class will be charged to your Property Owner/Club account at the time of registration. Semi-private classes are available to Seabrook Island Property Owners, Seabrook Island Club members, and guests staying on Seabrook Island.

Chair Yoga Semi-Private Series – This 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. Benefits include improved flexibility, better concentration, increased strength, a boost to your mood, and reduced stress and joint strain.
-Wednesdays at 2:30 pm from June 1 – June 29. $75 for the series.
-This series is taught by Natasha Stevens.

Yin Yoga Semi-Private Series – This class is a slow, soothing, and meditative style of yoga where the legs, hips, and lower back are the main benefits. Yin Yoga is a slow, soothing and meditative style of yoga.
-Tuesdays at 5:15 pm from June 7 – June 28. $60 for the series.
-This series is taught by Natasha Steven

Kripalu Yoga Semi-Private Series – Linking Breathing with Movement. This class will include learning various breathing techniques and postures, both standing and on the mat, and end with relaxation. This class is perfect for beginners but is also an opportunity for any level to take a step back and rediscover the foundation of their practice.
-Thursdays June 9 – June 30, at 4:00 pm. $60 for the series.
-This series is taught by Emmy Marquardt.

Yoga Nidra & Vision Board Workshop – This workshop will begin with some gentle yogic stretching to release tension in the body, a short meditation before moving into creating a vision board, and end with a deep guided meditation called Yoga Nidra. No prior yoga experience is required. Since you will be lying still on the ground and the body naturally cools while still, participants will need to bring enough blankets and pillows to create a comfortable place.
-Thursday, May 26, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. $24 for the workshop.
-This workshop is taught by Emmy Marquardt.

RIDESBI Semi-Private Series – Spinning is a group exercise class that focuses on strength, endurance, cardiovascular, and recovery training while on a stationary bike. Enjoy the energy of a group class while tailoring the experience to your individual fitness level and goals. Bring a towel and water.
– Saturdays at 8:30 am from June 4 to June 25. $40 for this series.
– This series is taught by Sarah Mae Yuncker.

For more information about the classes above, go to and click on The Lake House, Semi-Private Series, or click here to be directed to the semi-private series page. You can also email your questions to The Lake House staff at

The Seabrook Island Property Owners website includes everything you need to know about all the classes, any cancellations that may occur, The Lake House Spa, and 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.

-Submitted by Jamie Mogus Mixson, The Lake House Manager

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COVID Booster Shots

COVID-19 is now considered an endemic virus due to declining case and hospitalization rates as well as the increased availability of vaccines, treatments, and rapid testing. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 vaccine boosters can further enhance or restore protection that might have waned over time after your primary series vaccination. 

People in certain groups or situations are now eligible to get a 2nd COVID-19 booster. If you are eligible, it is up to you whether to get a 2nd booster right now, based on the benefits and risks of a 2nd booster. Your healthcare provider can help you review your options. Here are factors to think about as you consider a 2nd booster.

Right now, you are eligible for a 2nd COVID-19 booster if you:

  • Are 50 years of age or older and got your 1st booster at least 4 months ago
  • Are 12 years of age or older, and are moderately or severely immunocompromisedand got your 1st booster at least 4 months ago
  • Are 18 years of age or older and got 2 doses of J&J/Janssen vaccine at least 4 months ago.

    The CDC website contains additional information to help you decide whether and when to obtain a 2nd booster.

Fortunately, vaccines are available at a variety of locations in the Lowcountry and throughout the U.S. To locate a vaccination site convenient to you in S.C., click here or call 1-855-472-3432. To locate a site anywhere in the U.S., click here. It’s often necessary to make an appointment at the site to receive a vaccine and this can usually be done online at the site’s website. Bring your vaccination card to your appointment.

Testing is another important way to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 2 sets of 4 free at-⁠home tests. If you already ordered your first set, order a second today at Click here to read more from a recent Tidelines article.

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CFOL: That Big Book Sale May 19-22

Charleston Friends of the Library (CFOL) is excited to host the fortieth annual “That Big Book Sale” on May 19 – 22, 2022 at Omar Shrine Auditorium, Patriot’s Point Road, Mount Pleasant.

-Submitted by Charleston Friends of the Library

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Sea Island Habitat Women Build “Seabrook Day”

During the Sea Island Habitat for Humanity Women Build Week, ladies from Seabrook Island worked hand-in-hand with Mr.Gathers, the homeowner of the house they were working on.  Blessed with cool weather, they spent time hammering stabilizing nails into the walls of his new home.

A different group of super-strong Seabrook ladies arrived in the afternoon and were joined by Mr. Gathers as they lifted end trusses onto the walls that framed the house to help form his roof. Now it is really beginning to look like a home!

Mr. Gathers said he felt better having a hand in lifting the roof that he will soon live under. He’s just that kind of guy. And we think he’s awesome for that.

Habitat for Humanity “gives a hand up, not a handout.”  Homeowners must, among other requirements, put in service hours helping to build their home, either on-site or in other venues.  Click here to see more about Sea Island Habitat for Humanity.

-Submitted by Sue Dostal

(Photo credit: Kate Sherwood)

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Hamilton at North Charleston PAC, July 13-24

HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.

With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography. It has won Tony®, Grammy®, and Olivier Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and an unprecedented special citation from the Kennedy Center Honors.

The event will be held at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center July 13-24, 2022. Doors open one hour prior to showtime. Parking costs $10. Tickets are available now through this link.

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Town of Seabrook Island Report on Short-Term Rentals

On Tues. May 10, 2022, the town’s Ad Hoc Committee on Short-Term Rentals, made up of council members Jeri Finke and Pat Fox, released a report of its findings and recommendations regarding short-term rental activity on Seabrook Island. 

In response to a resident petition calling for caps on the number of short-term rental permits issued by the town, Mayor John Gregg re-established the ad hoc committee in the fall of 2021. The committee, which developed the town’s existing short-term rental ordinance in 2020, was re-established for the purpose of assembling and evaluating additional data on the trends and developments in rental activity within the Town.

To meet the Mayor’s charge, the Committee held a series of meetings with a variety of stakeholders, including the organizers of the petition, residents in favor of the petition, residents opposed to the petition, rental property owners and managers, legal advisors, industry and trade group professionals, real estate professionals, representatives of SIPOA and the Seabrook Island Club, and members of town staff. 

The committee’s final report was presented to Town Council during a Council Workshop on May 10th. Following an extensive analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, the committee recommended that Town Council undertake the following:

  1. Impose a 20% cap on short-term rental permits available to single-family residential zoned districts (R-SF1, R-SF2, R-SF3). This cap would be equivalent to that imposed by the Town of Kiawah Island.
  2. Require non-resident property owners to use a local rental management company if they do not live within 50 miles of their property.
  3. Limit the number of vehicles which may be parked at a short-term rental unit during the overnight hours (11:00 pm to 7:00 am).
  4. Implement a maximum occupancy requirement for periods other than overnight hours. (Overnight occupancy is currently limited pursuant to Ord. 2020-14.)
  5. Require that renters must comply with evacuation orders during emergency situations.
  6. Continue to engage with SIPOA to establish a more coordinated system of responding to any complaint if and when a problem does surface at a rental property.
  7. Establish a complaint portal on the town’s website to report violations of the short-term rental ordinance.
  8. Increase the annual short-term rental permit application fee.
  9. Hire a short-term rental compliance manager. 

To view a copy of the report, or to view the committee’s presentation to Town Council, please click the links below.

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Southern Fete and Tour of Homes May 20-22

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra League (CSOL®) invites you to A Southern Fete on Friday, May 20, to kick off their Symphony Tour of Homes weekend. This festive evening at the Charleston Library Society includes a southern supper with wine pairing, historic tour highlights by Michael Mitchell of Mitchell Hill, an intimate musical program, Fund the Need, and a live auction! To purchase tickets, click here.

Sponsored by the CSOL, the 2022 Symphony Tour of Homes will take place May 21 – 22. This year’s tour in Historic Charleston will include a variety of homes with architectural features and design style spanning over 250 years. The tour will also feature stunning gardens, an important part of the Charleston culture and lifestyle. Homes and gardens will be open for the tour from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on both days.  For ticket information, click here.

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Full Moon Bonfire – Monday, May 16

Join us to welcome the start of Turtle Season with a bonfire that will be extinguished before those mama turtles can hopefully come ashore to leave us a nest.

Full Moon Bonfire
Monday, May 16, 2022
Location: On the beach between Boardwalk 1 and 2
Sunset – 8:12 pm
Moonrise – 9:10 pm
High Tide – 9:32 pm
Full Flower Moon

To keep things simple, each person brings what you want: food, drinks, chairs, and a stick of firewood for a big bonfire. Nothing will be provided but a beautiful beach, a bonfire, and, hopefully, a full moon.

People ask if the bonfire will be held if it’s rainy…. the bonfire will be canceled if it is raining or rain is threatening as few would be comfortable attending.

In terms of the permit, the fire needs to be out no later than 10:00 pm. The later sunset means there is no longer a conflict with dinner hour but we still have time to enjoy the evening.

Put these dates for the Full Moon Bonfires on your calendar:
Tuesday, June 14
Wednesday, July 13
Thursday, August 11

There’s always plenty of room on the beach for everyone, so invite a friend or bring your house guests.

You may have seen that we have a lunar eclipse this weekend. Unfortunately, it occurs early on the day of the full moon. The penumbral begins around 9:30 pm in Charleston on Sunday evening. The full eclipse begins around 11:30 pm Sunday evening. (Full moon is actually 12:15 am on Monday morning). Full eclipse ends around 12:50 am Monday. The penumbral eclipse ends around 2:50 am Monday morning. This means if you want to observe the eclipse, you will need to stay up late and enjoy our beach two nights in a row.

The May full moon is a Supermoon. Per Farmers Almanac (, a Supermoon is “a new or full moon which occurs with the Moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit.” Given that a supermoon full moon is closer to Earth than a normal full moon, it does appear larger—about 7% larger, technically speaking. This means that the difference between a full moon at perigee and a full moon at apogee can be up to 14%, which is significant. The site does however note that this difference in size is not really noticeable.

For those who like to watch the International Space Station fly over, it will be visible during our bonfire (weather permitting). According to NASA ( it will be visible Monday, May 16, beginning at 9:05 pm for 6 minutes. It will appear at 10° above WSW and disappear at 10° above NNE, reaching a maximum height of 30°. We will have to wave to the crew as they fly over.

How the Full Moon got its name:

Per Old Farmers Almanac ( May is the Full Flower Moon – Flowers spring forth in abundance this month.

Other names:
• Budding Moon
• Egg Laying Moon
• Frog Moon
• Leaf Budding Moon
• Planting Moon
• Moon of Shedding Ponies

Another page on this site has this text:
The Cree names Budding Moon and Leaf Budding Moon celebrate the awakening of plant life. Egg Laying Moon and Frog Moon are other Cree terms for this period. Moon of the Shedding Ponies is an Oglala term. Planting Moon (Dakota, Lakota) marks the time to plant seeds and start the year’s crops.

I found another website (  This site also says the Cherokee Indians called it the Planting Moon and the English Medieval name was the Hare Moon.

Another website ( says the Chinese call it Dragon Moon.

Submitted by Judy Morr

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