Spring Cleaning? – Brown & White Pickup Day

The SIPOA Highlights E-blast reported the following:

Next Friday, May 6, is your opportunity to take advantage of the now-monthly Brown & White pick-up day. Bulk items can be left curbside (where you would normally leave your trash/recycling), including furniture, appliances, grills, lawn furniture, or other similar household items. Hazardous waste such as old paint cans, electronics, batteries, fluorescent lights, and old yard or household chemicals can be dropped off at the Maintenance area (adjacent to the Community Garden).

You may NOT dump in household items in the Maintenance area or put bulk items in the compactor.

By adding eight additional Brown & White days per year, we hope to see a decrease in illegally-dumped trash at the Maintenance area. There is now increased enforcement of our illegal dumping policy.

Submitted by Tidelines

Annual Sheep Shearing at Middleton Place – May 7th

MiddletonPlaceAnnual Sheep Shearing at Middleton Place

Middleton Place will provide visitors with a very wooly experience when the resident sheep receive their annual shearing.

The flock will be shorn between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., and interpreters will demonstrate shearing as it was done in the past using steel bladed hand shears.

CONTACT:  843.556.6020

LOCATION: Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414

(Photo Credit:  CVB website)

-Submitted by Tidelines Editor

Sunday Jazz Brunch Riverboat Cruises

Sunday Jazz Brunch Riverboat Cruises

Looking for something special to do with your guests this Spring/Summer?  Why not the Sunday Jazz Brunch?  Enjoy live jazz music while cruising around the harbor. The TenCap Jazz Combo will be playing on the Carolina Queen as you enjoy a gourmet buffet brunch and one free Bloody Mary or Mimosa per ticket!JazzBrunch

Future dates:

May 8, 22
June 5, 19
July 3, 17, 31
August 14, 28
Sept 11, 25
October 9, 23

BOARD @ 11:00 AM
CRUISE: 11:30-1:30 PM

(Photo Credit:  CVB website)

-Submitted by Tidelines Editor


Stan Ullner is May Photographer of the Month

Stan UllnerStan Ullner is Seabrook Island’s Photographer of the Month for May. Examples of his work will be on display during the entire month in the Lake House.

Stan graduated from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1967 and served two years of active duty at Parris Island, SC as a Navy Dental Officer. He then returned to Ohio to private practice and married his wife, Carol. They have three daughters and eight grandchildren.

Stan has been actively involved in photography since high school, where he worked on the school newspaper. He started on a press camera with sheet film, then moved on to 35mm and large format. He was introduced to a Leica Camera eighteen years ago which forced him to slow down and think. This took him back to the press camera days where he shot a football game with eight shots and would then contact print the result.  Continue reading “Stan Ullner is May Photographer of the Month”

SINHG Visits St. Jude Oyster Farm

On April 25, twelve fortunate Seabrook Island Natural History Group members visited the St. Jude Oyster Farm in the Ace Basin. Two hours were spent on the Ashepoo and Edisto Rivers learning about the wild oyster beds, the floating holding cages and cultivated beds. Upon returning to the facility, we gathered more knowledge about harvesting, sorting and shipping methods. A beautiful day and wonderful learning experience! Many thanks to Jim Lawrence for arranging this!

Photo gallery follows; click to enlarge and play.

—Trish Ernstrom

College of Charleston – Continued Learning for Senior Citizens

Do you think it would be interesting to learn more about art or anthropology or science?  The College of Charleston offers senior citizens the opportunity to take classes at a nominal fee – – about $25 – – at the undergraduate or graduate level.  If you are 60 or older and a resident of South Carolina who is not employed with full-time employee benefits, you can register for classes as a senior citizen. Courses can be taken for credit or audited, with only a few exceptions.
The College of Charleston offers several sessions over the upcoming months – – May-mester from May 16-31; Extended Summer Session May 16 to June 27; Summer I – June 3 to July 2; and Summer II – July 7 to August 5.  Registration occurs a few days before each session.

For more information on the program, click here.

—Submitted by Tidelines Editor

Charleston Greek Festival – May 6-8th

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Welcomes you to the
Charleston Greek Festival!
May 6-8, 2016

The Charleston Greek Festival – THE PLACE TO SEE AND BE SEEN – where you can enjoy Greek food, wine, music, dancing and fun! The Festival is Mother’s Day weekend at The Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity – 30 Race Street. Grab your family and friends and enjoy the festival as Charleston becomes “GREEK FOR THE WEEKEND!”

Click here for more information.

Location:  30 Race Street, Charleston, SC

(Photo Credit:  Greek Festival website)

-Submitted by Tidelines Editor


North Charleston PAC: Ninth Annual McDonald’s Choir Showcase – May 8th

McDonaldsChoir2016 McDonald’s Choir Showcase Weekend Experience

The Ninth Annual McDonald’s Choir Showcase will take place on Sunday, May 8 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. The main event will begin at 6:15 p.m.

Headliners for this year’s event are Grammy-award winner, Tina Campbell, of Mary Mary; multiple Stellar Awards winner, Anthony Brown and Group Therapy, and Casey J. We will also welcome special guest Willie Moore Jr., nationally-syndicated radio personality. He is the host of the African Pride’s Young, Fly & Saved Gospel Hip-Hop Competition. Guests will also enjoy performances by the nine gospel choir finalists representing the Charleston and surrounding communities. Celebrity Brand Strategist and Co-founder, Tia Brewer-Footman, will return as host.

Tickets for the Ninth Annual McDonald’s Choir Showcase are available at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center’s box office and all Ticketmaster locations or by phone at 1 (800) 745-3000 or click here.

(Photo credit:  CVB website)

-Submitted by Tidelines Editor

Gibbes on the Street – May 12th

GibbesGibbes on the Street: The Year of the Gibbes

Thursday, May 12, 7:30 – 10pm
All guests must be 21 years of age. Event will be held rain or shine.

Location: 135 Meeting Street in front of the Gibbes Museum (Rain venue: Charleston Bus Shed)

Imagine walking through gleaming golden gates into the heart of the Forbidden City, a place rich in culture and history. Sounds of drums beat, vibrant visuals of reds and yellows surround, and floating lanterns light up the night sky on the street in front of the newly renovated Gibbes Museum!

Come celebrate the newly renovated Gibbes Museum.  Click here for tickets and information.

Enjoy savories and sweets from The Atlantic Room, Caviar & Bananas, Charleston Grill, Circa 1886, Cypress, Drawing Room, Edmund’s Oast, Fat Hen, FIG, Fish, Cafe Framboise, The Grocery, Halls Chophouse, Hank’s, Indaco, The MacIntosh, McCrady’s, Oak Steakhouse, The Obstinate Daughter, Ocean Room, The Ordinary, 167 Raw, Slightly North of Broad, Wild Olive and WildFlour Pastry.

(Photo Credit:  CVB website)

-Submitted by Tidelines Editor

Reminder: World Affairs Council of Charleston Meets May 2nd

croppedimage175205-ChrisDay-photo[Ed. Note: This originally appeared March 30. In light of the substantial time gap between the original post and now, we are re-posting in response to a request from WACC President Charles Bensonhaver.] 

On May 2nd, the World Affairs Council of Charleston presents  The Conflicts of Africa: New Forms, New Issues, New Worries for the United States by Chris Day, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the College of Charleston. Continue reading “Reminder: World Affairs Council of Charleston Meets May 2nd”

Food Truck Rodeo and Movie to Benefit Local Community Outreach

Next Steps Johns Island is sponsoring a community event open to all on Saturday, April 30th. Come join us at the site of the Johns Island Farmers Market from 4-7 PM for a food truck rodeo followed by a free showing of the movie “UP!”. No admission charges. Face painting and balloons available.

Learn more about Next Steps by visiting nextstepsji.com.

—Denise Doyon

Garden Club To Hold Annual Spring Luncheon

The members of the Seabrook Island Garden Club will close out the season at their annual Spring Luncheon. The luncheon is scheduled on Friday, May 6, at the Seabrook Island Club, starting at 11:30 am with a wine bar, followed by lunch at 12:00 Noon. The cost for the luncheon is $26.00. If you would like to attend, please contact Patty DeGregoria (PJD49@outlook.com) no later than May 1, 2016. Please deliver your check promptly to 2455 The Haulover, Seabrook 29455.

The Seabrook Island Garden Club nominating committee is proud announce the next panel of officers for the 2016 /2017 season. To be approved by the attending members at the luncheon are: Kathy Chamberlain for President, Carol Ullner for Vice President, Karen Sewell for Treasurer, Deb Wiehn for Recording Secretary and Holli Bolte for Corresponding Secretary. Continue reading “Garden Club To Hold Annual Spring Luncheon”