From the Post and Courier: Tax Credits for Special-Needs Students

In Sunday’s Post & Courier (September 30, 2018) Business section in David Slade’s column there was an article entitled, “Tax credits for special-needs students are available this Monday.”  This article advises that South Carolina parents of special-needs children who pay private school tuition, may be eligible for a special tax credit.  The rush to apply for these tax credits begins at noon on Monday (October 1, 2018).

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Helping Victims of Hurricane Florence

St. Christopher is collecting items to be sent to those affected by the flooding caused by Hurricane Florence. This is a wonderful opportunity for the residents of Seabrook Island to help. See below for details.

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Bring donations to Susanna’s House, which is the largest building on the St. Christopher property, located to the left of the Recreation Field about 200 yards beyond the entrance to St. Christopher.

-Submitted by Will Henry Lawrence


Yoga Fundraiser for Local Non-Profits – October 6

October 6, 2018 is National Blind Sports Day.

Local non-profit Adaptive Expeditions is excited to partner with Charleston Association for the Blind to offer a universally accessible yoga class on the Back Deck of Charleston Pour House, taught by Lake House Yoga Instructor, Natasha Stevens. This free program will be open to everyone – with or without any type of disability. Donations are welcome.

Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018
Time: 10:00 am
Place: The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway, Charleston

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The venue is wheelchair accessible so we hope to have the entire community come out and share the experience. All are encouraged to bring your own yoga mat and blanket, but some equipment will be available to borrow. If you do not wish to transfer to the deck, we will have folding chairs available for seated chair yoga.

For further information, click here or contact Natasha Stevens:

-Submitted by Natasha Stevens

October at Johns Island Regional Library

John’s Island Regional Library has several interesting activities and programs planned for October. On display is a photography exhibit of Melissa Houle’s series titled  “Changing Light: Reflections of the Low Country.” Featured this month are several presentations including The Right Stuff: Preserving Black History and Culture through Historical Records and Documents on Tuesday, October 2 at 11:00 am and Human Library Series: Get to Know a Refugee on Saturday, October 6 at 2 pm. Through their service “Book-A-Librarian” you can receive one-on-one help with technology issues such as learning how to use downloadable media on your tablet or smartphone.

To see the full Johns Island Regional Library October calendar for dates and times, click here.

The Charleston County Public Library is a rich resource of events and lectures as well as traditional and downloadable media. If you don’t have a library card for CCPL, click here to find out how to get one.

The John’s Island Regional Library is located at 3531 Maybank Highway just past the Bi-Lo shopping center. You can call the library at (843) 559-1945 if you have questions about their programs and services.

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Oktoberfest – October 13

Celebrate Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 405 King Street across from Marion Square.

Featuring authentic German food, beer from Holy City Brewing, live music from the Hans Schmidt German Band and the Accordion Sounds of Ed Morris, children’s games in the kinderzone.

Octoberfest 9_2018Click here for tickets and information. All proceeds benefit St. Matthew’s Community Outreach Center serving the under served on the peninsula.

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(Image credit:  Oktoberfest website)

Pony Up Movie Night At CATR – October 13

Join Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding (CATR) for their 2nd Annual Movie Night, featuring the family-friendly film, Misty, based on Marguerite Henry’s award-winning book, Misty of Chincoteague.

Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm

Location: Brickhouse Equestrian Center, 2669 Hamilton Rd, Johns Island (off River Rd)

To purchase tickets online, click here.
Adult: $15 | Child: $8 | Family 4-Pack $40 (2 adults/2 children)
Drink Tickets: $10/pp available on site for wine and beer

Bring your own chairs, blankets, and bug spray. Get comfortable under our covered arena for dinner, drinks, activities and Misty!

Delicious dinner options available from Pot Luck Food Truck, and a variety of desserts from The Ice Cream Team. Craft beer from Low Tide Brewing and wine from EVO will be available.

girldylanribbonCharleston Area Therapeutic Riding improves the lives of children and adults with disabilities at the area’s oldest nationally accredited therapeutic horseback riding center. Since establishment in 1991, CATR’s purpose has been to provide quality therapeutic riding sessions.
Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding can be reached at

Submitted by Norm Powers and Nina Milton

(Photo credit: CATR)

35th Annual Alan Fleming Tennis Tournament – Oct 3-7

The 35th annual Alan Fleming Senior Open Clay State Championship will be held on Seabrook Island October 3 – 7, 2018.  This premier event is held at the Seabrook Island Racquet Club.   Over 200 players from around the county in various age groups will be playing in this South Carolina Level 1 State Championship and southern level 200 point tournament.

The tournament, recently named, “best tournament of the year” by visiting players is free to spectators and open to the public – no ticket required.  Spectators are invited to watch great tennis and enjoy a free beer.  Play begins on Thursday morning with finals on Saturday and Sunday.  Games start at 9 am and are staggered throughout the day.  The last game will end at approximately 5 pm.

2Raffle tickets for a range of prizes may be purchased at the Racquet Club.   Proceeds go to a local charity, The Blessing Basket, a program of the Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation (SIHAF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization mission.  SIHAF supports charitable food-related organizations that feed the hungry and provide well water to those who do not have fresh water on Johns and Wadmalaw Islands.  SIHAF has no employees and distributes virtually 100% of the money raised to needy families.  Once a month, The Blessing Basket provides a basket of food, enough for seven meals, to approximately 400 people below the poverty level.  For more information about the foundation, please visit

-Submitted by Dale and Patti Leibach

Lake House Fitness Schedule for October

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Below is the link to the October 2018 Fitness Schedule at the Lake House. On it you will find:

  • Hours of Operation for the Lake House, Fitness Center, Indoor Pool and Outdoor Pool
  • Description of the classes
  • Fitness class prices
  • Class times – Monday through Saturday. There are no classes on Sunday.

Click here to download the October schedule. You can print it or save it to your device.

New Class starting October 1: Pilates with Kelly Bowling

This class will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays at 2:00 pm

We are super excited to have Pilates taught by Kelly Bowling return to The Lake House in October. This class will provide a full body workout with an emphasis on “core” stability which tones abs and strengthens the back.

Pilates is part of the monthly fitness schedule and is included in the Monthly Class Pass.

Join Kelly on Mondays and Wednesdays at 2:00 pm for Pilates beginning October 1, 2018.

-Submitted by The Lake House

Benefit Event at the Gov. Thomas Bennett House – October 14

Enjoy an afternoon stroll through the gardens, sipping wine, nibbling on tastes of the South, viewing the works of local artists, and ending with an outdoor concert by Chamber Music Charleston.

This special event benefits Chamber Music Charleston’s educational programs and Roper St. Francis Healthcare’s Art of Healing program. Artists have generously offered to donate 20% of sales to the fundraiser, so please consider taking advantage of this opportunity to support local art, music and healing. Checks and credit cards will be accepted.

Date:  Sunday, October 14, 2018

Time:  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Place:  The Governor Thomas Bennett House, 69 Barre Street, Charleston, SC

Tickets: $70 per person

Rain or Shine

For information on tickets, click here.

-Submitted by Rosa Fullerton

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