Gibbes Museum: Artful Thinking Tour Changed to February 5

Date Change: This tour was originally scheduled for February 12, 2020 but has been rescheduled to February 5, 2020 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.

Gibbes logo new 300x261SAVEDiscover the “Rule of Thirds” on this interactive tour. Used as a trick to achieve the perfect composition, the Rule of Thirds can be seen throughout the galleries, especially in the newest exhibition Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection. Join a group of physicians for this unique tour and explore the collection and temporary exhibitions with a different lens, focusing on building observation skills and fostering discussion.

Free for members and included with admission for non-members.

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Register by Thursday to Vote in SC Democratic Primary

Many new to SC don’t know that “South Carolina has an open primary system. This means that any registered voter may cast a ballot in either party’s primary–but not both,” as reported by Caitlin Byrd for The Post and Courier. The deadline to register to vote in the South Carolina February 29 Democratic presidential primary is Thursday, January 30, 2020. If you are already registered, check your voter registration to be sure it’s up to date. For more information, click here to read Byrd’s article from today’s The Post and Courier.

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February Artist of the Month – Brenda Tilson

In February, the Seabrook Island Artist Guild will showcase one of its long-time active members, Brenda Tilson.

Brenda’s paintings will be on display in the front hall of The Lake House during the month of February, 2020.

A longtime SIAG active member and exhibitor, Brenda holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture and Art. She also has a BA in Art Education from Fairmont State College. In addition to having been selected as a Juried Member of the Pastel Society of America in 2016, she is also a member of the Piedmont Pastel Society, Charlotte, North Carolina. Her display will consist of architectural drawings.

To learn more about the Seabrook Island Artist Guild, events, work-shops and membership visit the website at

-Submitted by Sharon Peck

Gibbes: Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection

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Central to Their Lives
January 17 – May 3, 2020

A new exhibit recently opened at the Gibbes Museum and will be on display until May 3, 2020. Spanning the decades between the late 1890s and early 1960s, Central to Their Lives brings together for the first time the paintings and sculptures of forty-two diverse women artists who made significant contributions to the art of the South. This exhibition examines the challenges female artists faced during a period in which women’s social, cultural, and political roles were being redefined and reinterpreted. For tickets, click here.
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New Lake House Yoga Instructor

The Lake House is excited to introduce their new Yoga Instructor. Her name is Lisa Andersen and she will be taking over Gentle Yoga on Mondays at 8:15 am beginning in February.

Lisa Anderson is a retired teacher and is currently living on Seabrook Island. She has her RYT-200 Yoga Certification from Yoga Fit Training Systems and is certified with Yoga Alliance. She has 8 years of experience teaching yoga for strength and flexibility.

Lisa is an avid believer that yoga brings together the mind and body to help heal the soul and relieve chronic pain. One of the many things she has enjoyed doing is volunteering to help teachers reduce stress and anxiety through yoga. She is looking forward to helping others find the benefits of yoga that have been important in her own life.

Outside of her interest in yoga, Lisa enjoys kayaking and traveling with her husband, hiking, and staying active.

Please help us welcome Lisa Andersen to The Lake House Team and check out Gentle Yoga at 8:15 am on Mondays.

-Submitted by Jamie

Agenda for Town Council Meeting January 28

The Seabrook Island Town Council will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, at 2:30 pm at the Seabrook Island Town Hall, 2001 Seabrook Island Road.

Click here to review the agenda for the January 28, 2020 meeting.

Minutes of this meeting will be available after approval at the next Town Council meeting.

–Submitted by Faye Allbritton, Town Clerk

Comments or questions should be directed to the Town of Seabrook Island here.

Backpack Buddies Response Overwhelming

The response for sponsorships for the 2020 Backpack Buddies Challenge was overwhelming.  Mike Gorski, owner of Island Transportation Services, launched this project 4 years ago to help raise additional funds at the Backpack Buddies Chili Cook-off.

The Tidelines post on Thursday was among several sources that resulted in new friends (sponsorships) being added for a total of 28 friends (sponsorships.)  To see the complete updated list, click here.

As a result of this year’s lofty goal of $50,000, Mike is starting to take donations now. The friends (sponsorships) are matching your donations dollar-for-dollar.  All donations are tax-deductible as permitted by law. The Chili Cook-off, along with The Gorski and Friends Challenge, benefits Backpack Buddies Seabrook Island and the Backpack Buddies Group of Kiawah Women’s Foundation. The two organizations are both 501(c)(3) nonprofits whose mission is to feed local hungry school children on the weekend and during school holidays. These children are supplied breakfast and lunch by the schools but often were being left to fend for themselves on the weekends. They are currently feeding over 530 local children each week.

Making a resident donation is very easy. Just call or text Mike Gorski at 864-316-3894 and tell him your donation amount. He will provide all of the details for the different ways that you can donate.

Mike says, “Thank you in advance for your support and please, island residents, don’t forget to get your donations matched dollar-for-dollar by making your donations today!”

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Upcoming Events at Charleston’s Historic Plantations

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  • Walking Tour of Post-Civil War Ashley River Side Features of Drayton Hall’s Landscape ◊ February 1
    Curator Cameron Moon will lead a tour of the evolution of the Drayton Hall plantation landscape close to the Ashley River, at the back of the main house, on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 10:00 am to noon.
    Click here for additional information and registration.
  • Historic Entertaining and Wine Tasting ◊ February 1
    Please join us for a historic entertaining-inspired interpretive conversation followed by a wine tasting.  Enjoy wines with histories relevant to entertaining at Drayton Hall through the generations.
    Click here for additional information and registration.
  • Guy Wolff Meet & Greet at Terrace Clay Studio ◊ February 6
    Visit with Guy Wolff, a world-renowned historic pottery ceramicist at Terrace Clay Studio on James Island at 2041 Wapoo Drive, Charleston, SC 29412. A master in traditional pottery, Guy Wolff has been researching and recreating historic pots for over thirty years.
    Click here for additional information and registration.
  • Prosecco on the Portico of Drayton Hall ◊ February 9
    At 4:00 pm on Sunday, February 9, 2020 you are invited to enjoy prosecco overlooking Charleston’s most beautiful estate landscape.
    Click here for additional information and registration.
  • Pints for Preservation at Home Team Downtown ◊ February 13
    This month, Pints for Preservation happy hours pop up is at Home Team BBQ in downtown Charleston, located at 26 Williman St, Charleston, SC 29403. No tickets, no cover, No RSVP’s are necessary – just join Drayton Hall Preservation Trust at Home Team BBQ to connect and raise a glass to benefit Drayton Hall. Happy hours help history – be there!
  • Drayton Hall Kids! Daily Life at Drayton Hall ◊ February 16
    Bring the family to Drayton Hall on Saturday, February 16, 2020 for Daily Life at Drayton Hall – Interactive Learning for Kids. Get an inside look at daily life at Drayton Hall in the late 1700s through hands-on activities and talk with interpreters about the many important jobs that took place at that time.
    Click here for additional information and registration.
  • Wildlife Photography Walk ◊ February 16
    Join Lowcountry wildlife photographer Jerry Bridges on the grounds of Drayton Hall for bird and wildlife walks around the 125-acre historic core of Drayton Hall’s landscape on Sunday,  February 16 at 1:00 pm.
    Click here for additional information and registration.
  • ArchiTALK at South Carolina Society Hall  ◊ February 20
    On Thursday, February 20, at South Carolina Society Hall in Charleston, SC, Drayton Hall’s City Speaks Series hosts ArchiTALK.  Join a group of nationally renowned architects that will gather in the round to discuss their favorite examples of historic architecture around the world, their significance and how they lend themselves to contemporary lifestyles.
    Click here for additional information and registration.

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  • Lights of Magnolia ◊ Now through March 15, 2020
    Step inside a unique blend of Chinese Culture and Southern hospitality. Lights of Magnolia is a 9-acre experience of larger-than-life Chinese lanterns in the shapes of flowers, animals, traditional Chinese symbols, and more. Stroll through 23 different themed areas and walk away with unforgettable memories.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Wine & Chocolate Walk ◊ February 8 & 9
    Magnolia Plantation and Gardens invites you to enjoy a Wine & Chocolate Walk through America’s oldest romantic-style garden from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm on Saturday & Sunday, February 8 & 9.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Amateur Camellia Show ◊ February 15
    Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is hosting their Second Annual Amateur Camellia Show on Saturday, February 15. Tri-county residents can bring a camellia bloom to be judged in the show on February 15 and receive free garden admission. Bloom entries will be accepted between 9:00 – 11:00 am and judging will begin at 11:00 am. They will be judging adults and children entries separately and awarding prizes for Best Small, Best Medium, and Best in Show. Enter a bloom for a chance to win some big prizes!

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  • Local Appreciation Month ◊ January & February
    As a way to say “thank you,” Middleton Place invites local residents to visit during January & February 2020 and enjoy half-price adult General Admission to the Gardens and Stableyards.
    Click here for additional information and reservation.
  • Black History Month Programming ◊ February 1 – 29
    Celebrate Black History with Beyond The Fields Walking Tours and view Eliza’s House where an exhibit focusing on the daily lives of enslaved people and their work “beyond the fields” is on display.  All programs are included with General Admission (free for Foundation members).
    Click here for the complete schedule.
  • Beauty & History: Camellia Workshop ◊ February 1
    Master Gardener and Middleton Place VP Horticulture, Sidney Frazier, leads a lively and free workshop in the Garden Market & Nursery on propagating, growing and caring for camellias. Space is limited and reservations required.
    Click here for additional information and reservation.
  • Camellia Walks ◊ February 4 through March 14
    Dates: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday in February & March
    Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Special walking tours given by expert guides focus on the historic camellias, including the 1786 Reine des Fleurs, one of the first camellias planted in America. Tours last approximately 75 minutes. Space is limited and reservations required.
    Click here for additional information and reservation.
  • Candlelight Tour and Madeira Tasting ◊ February 21
    Enjoy a unique evening visit to the Edmondston-Alston House on Charleston’s historic Battery. See the house lit solely by candlelight including the rarely-lit chandeliers. Stationed throughout the house, docents will share the history of those that called 21 East Battery home. Enjoy light refreshments and a tasting of Madeira on the second story piazza. Space is limited and reservations required.
    Click here for additional information and reservation.

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The Garden Club Presents Feng Shui Basics – February 14

Garden Club Feng Shui Jan 2020

The Seabrook Island Garden Club presents
Feng Shui Basics: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
with Karen Babb

On Friday, February 14, 2020 the Seabrook Island Garden Club, welcomes our very own Karen Babb. With over 35 years as a trained and licensed Interior Designer, Karen Babb has significant experience in all applications of Interior Design and looks forward to sharing her expertise with our members and guests.

Garden Club Karen Babb Jan 2020Her perpetual enthusiasm classifies her as a “motivator”! Her uncommon passion for exceptional design keeps Karen dedicated to working with customers who seek innovative solutions to their problems. Her open-minded, imaginative and eager approach to design is driven by the detail-oriented high standards which are apparent in her work. As a responsible designer who is sensitive to the demands and needs of her clients, Ms. Babb has established an excellent reputation for having the ability to turn design concepts into reality, creating spaces that are visually exciting, inviting and intelligent. In addition to her private practice, Karen is also a member of the design staff at GDC. We know you will not want to miss Karen’s presentation, Feng Shui Basics: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

We look forward to seeing you on Friday, February 14, 2020. As always all members and guests are welcomed. Monthly agendas include light refreshments at 9:30 am a brief business report at 10:00 am, followed by the guest speaker. The meetings usually conclude between 11:00 and 11:30 am. Unless otherwise noted the meetings take place on the second Friday of each month at the Oyster Catcher Community Center

For membership information, you can contact Attendance is Free for Members/ Guest are welcomed, $5.00 donation is appreciated.

-Submitted by Alberta Barron

Annual Oyster Roast at The Dill Sanctuary – February 22

Don’t miss an annual favorite!

Join us at the Dill Sanctuary on Saturday, February 22, 2020 for the Museum’s 2020 Annual Oyster Roast! From 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, the Dill Sanctuary will welcome guests for oysters, BBQ, all the sides you could want, and so much more! This event is BYOB so bring a cooler full of your favorite beverage, a blanket and couple of chairs, and enjoy the Dill Sanctuary with us.

Tickets to this event are all inclusive and include two tours with Museum Archaeologists, oysters, BBQ, sides, live music with the Paul Quattlebaum Jazz Band and a cupcake and coffee or hot cocoa courtesy of The Holy City Cupcakes! And of course, one of the best Lowcountry views Charleston can offer.

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-Submitted by The Charleston Museum

8th Annual Colour of Music Festival Jan 29 – Feb 1

8th Annual Colour of Music Festival
January 29 – February 1, 2020
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The Colour of Music Festival announces the eighth annual Colour of Music Festival (COMF) January 29-February 1, 2020 at three historic Charleston locations showcasing leading black classical artists from France, Britain, Colombia, and the Caribbean. The 2020 winter Chamber Series will feature members of an ‘elite’ Colour of Music Festival Octet and Quintet group of musicians highlighting performances that include Felix Mendelssohn’s Grand Octet and Florence B. Price’s and Johannes Brahms Piano Quintets.

Since 2013 the Colour of Music Festival (COMF) has brought international, national, and regional classically trained black musicians of African descent to share their musical talents, knowledge, and inspiration to Charleston. Since 2018 the Festival has also traveled to leading collegiate venues and performance halls in Washington DC, Atlanta, Houston, Nashville, Pittsburgh, and Richmond.

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Join SIB for Movie Matinee, “Fly Away Home” – January 30


SIB will continue its movie matinees this spring starting with the movie, “Fly Away Home”.

The soaring adventure of a 13-year-old girl and her estranged father, who learn what family is all about when they adopt an orphaned flock of geese and teach them to fly! (1996)

SIB will provide the popcorn and snacks! You can bring pillows to make the chairs more comfy and BYOB. Please sign up to join us for an afternoon at the movies!

Thursday, January 30, 4:15 pm
Location: Oystercatcher Community Center
Max: 30
Cost: None for members; $5 donation for guests

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-Submitted by SIB