Thanks to all of you who signed up for our Fall 2016 SINHG trips. We had a record number of responses, and yet, with so many offerings, we do have some trips that are a few spaces short of maximum. So if you’re a procrastinator, have been traveling, or are simply living under a rock and missed the deadline, here’s a second chance to join the fun! Below is a list of trips where space is still available. For more complete trip descriptions, as well as signup and membership renewal forms, please refer to our website (www.sinhg.org). We’ve had some technical difficulties, but it is now fully updated. Please direct all inquiries and replies to Julie Thogmartin at firstname.lastname@example.org (740-501-8154). Continue below to see what’s available:
#2 Farm-to-Table Feast at the Farmers Market Saturday, Sept. 12 8:30-1:30 $64
Explore the Farmer’s Market downtown at Marion Square where our group will select ingredients for a delectable lunch prepared for you by our chef/guide.
#3 3 Cheeses in 3 Hours! Tuesday, Sept. 20 12:30-4:30 $35
Shaun and Sarah Sullivan welcome you to their lovely Bohicket Creek home for a fun, hands-on cheese-making class with Casey Price, ebullient proprietress of the Jeremiah Goat Farm. Refreshments and samplings included.
#4 Holy Moly! Thursday, Sept. 22 9:00-1:00 $23.00
Nine of Charleston’s churches will be highlighted on this wonderful Carol Ezell-Gilson downtown walking tour.
#10 Caw Caw Canoe Trip Thursday, Sept. 29 8:00-1:00 $32
Enjoy paddling through this pristine nature preserve during peak songbird migration time.
#11 Chehaw River Paddle Monday, Oct. 3 8:30-1:30 $43
This is a lovely black-water paddle on Chehaw Creek in the ACE Basin where you’ll see abandoned rice fields, home to abundant wildflowers and wildlife.
#12 Charleston Ironworks Tuesday, Oct. 4 9:00-1:00 $23
Learn about the history of Charleston’s magnificent ironwork in this signature Carol Ezell-Gilson downtown walking tour.
#14 Bird Banding with Aaron Given of the Kiawah Conservancy Thursday, Oct. 6 6:45AM-9:15 $20
This is a huge operation! It’s a bit of a slog on Cap’n Sams Spit but well worth the effort to see these songbirds captured, measured, weighed and banded.
#15 Birding at Camp St. Christopher Friday, Oct. 7 8:00-11:00 $12
Enjoy this lovely woodland walk with master birding guide, David Gardner.
#16 Ravenel Bridge Walk Monday, Oct. 10 8:30-1:00 #13.00
Water taxi to our starting point, then walk the span and enjoy magnificent views of the harbor.
#29 Center for Birds of Prey Wednesday, Nov. 2 8:45-1:30 $25
See these magnificent raptors up close and in action on this always popular SINHG tour.
#31 Tombstone Tales Tour Wednesday, Nov. 4 9:00-1:00 $23
Learn much about the history and beauty of funerary art as you walk the paths through some of the city’s most lovely cemetery gardens where many famous Charlestonians now reside. Another signature Carol Ezell-Gilson tour.
#34 Middleton Plantation Days Saturday, Nov. 12 8:30-1:30 $38
Enjoy a carriage ride around the periphery of beautiful Middleton Place, then head over to the stable yard, where you’ll find a living museum interpreting 18th and 19th century plantation life and crafts.
#35 Porgy and Bess Tour Monday, Nov. 14 9:00-12:30 $24
Join us for this fun bus tour through Johns Island, James Island and the Charleston Peninsula where we’ll learn about the Gullah/Geechee culture that inspired George Gershwin’s opera, Porgy and Bess.
#36 Girls Morning Out Tuesday, Nov. 15 8:45-12:00 $33
Certified instructors at the Quik Shot Indoor Shooting Range will guide us in the safety and proper use of several firearms.
#39 High Tea at Charleston Place Thursday, Dec. 8 11:00-3:00 $42
Join us for a lovely 3-course, impeccably served tea at the Thoroughbred Club Lounge—a perfect entrée to the holiday season.
#40 Holiday Progressive Dinner Wednesday, Dec. 14 4:30-9:30 $105
Our evening begins with appetizers at the King’s Courtyard Inn after which we’ll travel by horse-drawn carriage to a splendid dinner at Circa 1886, and dessert at the John Rutledge House on Broad. Come enjoy a wonderful evening with Seabrook friends and see historic Charleston homes decked out in all their Christmas finery.
-Submitted by Carol Bane