Today’s annual Spring Festival at Freshfields was great fun for the entire family!
Children had the opportunity to enjoy fun activities that included a jump castle, an inflatable slide, a mechanical bull, face-painting, balloon animals, spring crafts, as well as performing on stage with interactive performer John Cusatis.
The festival also featured the St. John’s Fire Department annual Spring Into Safety event and the Seabrook Artists Guild sidewalk art and photography show and sale.
Legare Farms will host the 14th Annual Battle of Charleston Reenactment on April 14-15.
This year the event will include a Living Military Timeline featuring Pirates, Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII,
Korean Conflict, and Vietnam living history and skirmishes
Date/Time: Sunday, April 8, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Location: McLeod Plantation Historic Site, 325 Country Club Drive, Charleston, SC 29412.
The poetry series features fellows of the Cave Canem Poetry Foundation, whose work explores themes associated with the black experience in America. Len Lawson’s book, ‘Before the Night Wakes You,’ is lauded for candid explorations of race relations. He is co-founder of the Poets Respond to Race initiative and co-editor of its first anthology, ‘Hand in Hand: Poets Respond to Race.’
SINHG members recently joined the Stargazers Club for an evening of viewing the night sky over the Ocean Winds course. The evening began at the Oyster Catcher Community Center with an informative presentation on astronomy and various types of telescopes.
At sunset, the group moved to tee box 15 on the Ocean Winds course, where the Stargazers provided nine telescopes. It was clear enough early in the evening to observe the moon’s craters and, as the sky darkened, the Orion nebula and even the International Space Station twinkling like a not-so-distant star. Gathering clouds later in the evening meant an early, but no less fascinating, evening.
SINHG thanks the Stargazers Club for providing a wonderful lesson about our night skies.
Join Natasha Stevens on Fridays at 8:30AM in April for a chair based strength and flexibility class.
This fun filled class starts with active gentle stretches and builds to using free weights and resistance bands to strengthen and stabilize the body. A chair is used for both seated and standing sequences. The class is designed to accommodate a range of abilities and all are welcomed.
Cost is $40 for 4 Fridays (April 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th)
Please note, this series is a semi-private series and does not form part of the weekly classes at The Lake House. Preregistration is required. Spaces are limited to 10 participants. No drop ins.
Respite Care Charleston’s 14th Annual Golf Tournament is just 10 days away! The tournament will be held at Crooked Oaks Golf Course on Monday, April 9, 2018. This year’s tournament is sponsored by Kiawah residents Pat and Bill Wert.
Golfer slots are still available for this enjoyable tournament, but they’re going fast! For the cost of a single greens fee ($175 per golfer) you will enjoy lunch, refreshments and dinner in the Atlantic Ballroom at the Seabrook Island Club. After golfing for the day enjoying the ocean views, sit back and relax with other tournament players and guests during a casual dinner.
Tournament Schedule of events: Registration begins at 11:00 am followed by a Putting Contest at 12:00 pm. Shotgun start begins at 1:00 pm with a reception and awards following completion of play (around 5:30 pm). This event is rain or shine.
How would you like to spend more time on the beach observing the strand feeding dolphins once or twice a week during the two hours before and after low tides? You can help identify each pod of dolphins with photos on the east side of the Island at the Kiawah spit or the beach at Camp Saint Christopher. Come join us and be trained by the Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network (LMMN), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, to implement the Dolphin Education and Data Collection Program.
Don’t worry. You will be just a monitor to record the events and will not be designated as a code enforcer. That is left to the Beach Patrol.The program will run from April 2018 through December 2018.
The program is similar in scope and objectives of the program that has been conducted by Kiawah Island over the past two years which has also been led by LMMN.
The success of this program is entirely dependent upon volunteers from Seabrook Island with leadership from the LMMN. We are looking for approximately ten people or couples who can record data and take pictures with schedules that allow for time off for vacations and personal business.
If you are interested, PLEASE plan to attend kickoff events for the program scheduled to start on Wednesday, April 11. We are planning for a tour of the Seabrook Island Beach at 10:00 am in the morning and a meeting in the Seabrook Island Town Hall at 3:00 pm. Cheryl Munday, Marine Mammal Outreach Specialist from NOAA, will be making a presentation as well as Lauren Rust from LMMN on the scope of the program and organization of the volunteers.
The Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation (SIHAF) provides food to needy families and elderly residents of Johns and Wadmalaw Islands through its Blessing Basket Program.
To help facilitate food distribution to Blessing Basket clients, SIHAF needs 300 brown paper grocery bags WITH HANDLES each month. Harris Teeter and Earth Fare offer these bags. (Bags from BI-LO, Publix and Food Lion do not have handles and are not as efficient.)
When you shop at Harris Teeter or Earth Fare, please ask for paper rather than plastic and donate the bags to this program. Drop off brown paper grocery bags with handles in the collection container located in the lobby of the Seabrook Island Lake House, to the right of the reception desk.
This is a great way to help this food distribution program and to recycle your grocery bags at the same time.
The Council of Villa Associations and Regimes (COVAR) is now accepting nominations for the elected position of President. We encourage potential candidates, who have a vested interest in facilitating COVAR interests on Seabrook, to submit a short background and interest summary to COVAR at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for nominations is April 9, 2018.
The COVAR Board members are elected to serve a one-year term. Normally a ballot is presented and voted on prior to the COVAR annual meeting in March; however, the 2018 nomination process did not yield a complete ballot, lacking a candidate for President. The COVAR annual meeting was held on March 10, 2018, without a quorum of Associations/Regimes represented but with a consensus among those present that COVAR was a valuable, necessary entity. During and subsequent to the meeting, a number of individuals offered to fill the office of President. It was therefore decided to re-run the nomination process for President and a complete ballot would be presented to the voting member Associations/Regimes for their election.
All Associations/Regimes who have paid their 2017 annual dues are voting members of COVAR. A ballot will be presented to them on April 10th and voting will ensue through April 25th.
Join Debra J. Lindsay as she discusses her newly published book, Maria Martin’s World, which tells the story of Maria Martin, one of Audubon’s principal assistants.
A Charlestonian, Martin met Audubon through her brother-in-law, Reverend John Bachman, who befriended Audubon while he was passing through Charleston on route to Florida. Martin was an amateur artist, but by the time Audubon left, she had familiarized herself with his style of drawing. Six months after their initial meeting, her background botanicals were deemed good enough to embellish Audubon’s exquisite bird paintings. Maria Martin’s World is the first book-length treatment of one of John James Audubon’s background painters. Debra J. Lindsay will speak about the highlights of the book and its research and will then be available to sign copies of Maria Martin’s World.