CSO: Virtual Concert Hall December 5

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra presents a virtual concert Masterworks: A Serious Comedy.

December 5, 2020 
Pre-concert Lecture 7:00 pm
Concert 7:30 pm


String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95, No. 11, “Serioso”

Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme

Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme: Suite, Op. 60

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CJO Season 12: Holiday Swing December 4 and 19

CJO Season 12 continues with Holiday Swing: A Charleston Jazz Tradition. Maestro Robert Lewis and your Charleston Jazz Orchestra will swing you into the holiday spirit with big band arrangements of winter classics and holiday favorites. Add some jazz to your holiday cheer with this Charleston Jazz tradition!

Live at the Firefly December 4: Charleston Jazz is happy to announce that the CJO will be live at the Firefly on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 6:00 pm. (Doors open at 5:00 pm.) Click here for tickets that include access to the virtual performance, which will be available for all ticket holders for the rest of the year.

Virtual Performance December 19: The virtual performance will premier on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 7:30 pm. You’ll receive a unique link to the digital performance a few hours before it begins. The performance is available On Demand after the premiere. Click here for tickets.

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“Our World Without” Sea Turtle Care Center

Seabrook Island residents are no doubt familiar with the wonderful South Carolina Aquarium in downtown Charleston, but did you know that the SC Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Care Center is the only one in the state?

We are fortunate to have this resource right in our backyard, and turtles like Bruce in the picture have found themselves stranded on our island. These turtles and others have benefited from care at the Sea Turtle Care Center. Click here to read Bruce’s story.

The ongoing pandemic has hit local businesses and non-profits hard, and the SC Aquarium, a non-profit organization, is no different. They recently announced that they would need to make cuts to Care Center operations and no longer take in cold-stunned turtles stranded in states to our north.

This cutback is tragic, but without help, it may only be the first of many cuts to the Aquarium’s programs. In September, the aquarium launched the “Our World Without” campaign, a fundraising drive that aims to save the Aquarium’s education programs as well as the Sea Turtle Care Center itself. If you want to learn more about the SC Aquarium, such as hours and programs as well as how you can help the Aquarium continue to deliver wonderful educational programs and life-saving care for our sea turtle friends, please visit scaquarium.org.

To learn more about Seabrook Island Turtle Patrol, click here.

-Submitted by Joshua Shilko, Seabrook Island Turtle Patrol

Happy Thanksgiving from Your Tidelines Team

Your Tidelines Team wishes all our readers a very happy Thanksgiving. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to withdraw from what was once normal, Thanksgiving looks and feels quite different this year. One thing that remains the same is the spirit of being thankful.

We extend our best wishes to you and yours. Please be safe and stay healthy.

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Seabrook Island Holiday Art and Crafts Show

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When: Friday, November 27, 2020, from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm (rain date is November 28)
Where: The Lake House Parking Lot, Seabrook Island

This event has been one of the biggest shows of the year for the many talented and prized artists of the Seabrook Island Artist Guild. Unfortunately, this year, in keeping with covid19 guidelines, we had to make a few changes. This year’s show is being held outdoors, all guests are required to wear masks and no wine or refreshments will be served.

However, this event promises to offer a beautiful display of various craft pieces, traditional and abstract oil paintings, watercolors, and pastels. This show is just in time for the holiday season so shop for those unique gifts for family, friends, or yourself, or just come and view the beautiful artwork.

SIAG now includes over 80 members from Seabrook Island, Kiawah Island, and Johns Island. The next monthly meeting will be held on December 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm outside behind The Lake House. Non-members are invited to attend the meeting and join.

For more information on the Guild events, workshops, and membership, please visit www.seabrookislandartistguild.com

-Submitted by Sharon Peck

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SI Garden Club Meeting: From Yard Debris to Holiday Treasure December 4

It’s December and you want to make a beautiful arrangement, right now, but don’t want to travel half the day to a craft store or wait for an online order to come in. Don’t wait, go outside! Find out how during The Seabrook Island Garden Club Zoom meeting on December 4, 2020 in the presentation “From Yard Debris to Holiday Treasure” with our fellow Garden Club member and Master Gardener, Deb Duerr. There will be a short business meeting at 9:45 am and Deb will start her presentation at 10:00 am.

Deb will show us a recently crafted video and online demonstration creating several holiday centerpieces and a big container arrangement using greens from her yard and around the island. 

This is a not-to-miss event! Not a member yet? Join the garden club by emailing us at seabrookislandgardenclub@gmail.com. After you join, we will send you a Zoom link a few days before the December 4 meeting.
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Historic Charleston Foundation: Glorious Greens Workshops November 29

November 29, 2020 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Historic Charleston Foundation invites you to make your own holiday greens arrangement for your mantle or for your table under the wildly creative and expert instruction of Mary Silsby, owner of Lotus Flower. The socially-distanced workshop will end with a glass of wine and a demonstration of a glorious mantle arrangement for the historic Aiken-Rhett House. Click here for tickets. 

The workshop will take place outdoors, in the back lot of the Aiken-Rhett House. Participants are asked to bring masks, garden clippers and garden gloves. Workshop participants will be able to social distance in the back lot while working on arrangements. Please dress for cool weather. Materials including containers and freshly-cut locally-grown garden greens will be provided. 

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December Semi-Private Classes

December Semi-Private Series at The Lake House

 RideSBI is back…

The Lake House is excited to offer RideSBI as a Semi-Private Series beginning in December.

Come join instructor Sarah Mae for the ride of your life!  This 8-week semi-private series will start at 8:30 am on Saturday, December 5, 2020.  Space is limited, so sign up now to reserve your spot.  The class will be held socially distanced and outside at The Lake House.

What is Spin? Spinning is a group exercise class that focuses on strength, endurance, cardiovascular, and recovery training while on a stationary bike.  Sarah Mae brings her passion for running to each class with a mix of high-intensity endurance and cardio driven rides.

New to spin class?  No problem, the great thing about Spin is that you can enjoy the energy of a group class while tailoring the experience to your individual fitness level and goals.  Each rider controls his or her own RPM and resistance.

Start Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020 (last day to sign up is Friday, December 4) Time: 8:30 am Cost: $80

What to bring: Towel and water.  Since we will be spinning outside, a jacket or sweatshirt that you can easily take off once you get warmed up is suggested.

To register, please email Sarah Mae at Sarahmaefitness@yahoo.com .

Please note, space in the semi-private series is limited to nine participants, and preregistration is required.  This class is not included in the monthly class pass.  The fee will be charged to your Property Owner/Club account.  No drop-ins or refunds.  The series is available to Seabrook Island Property Owners, Seabrook Island Club members, and guests staying on Seabrook Island.  Come RideSBI with Sarah Mae!

Move Better Fitness Semi-Private Class

December Session – Are you ready to move with more confidence and stability?

It’s time to gain that extra step by challenging and improving your core, posture, and balance through functional exercises.

Functional movements are essential components in all stages of life. Providing confidence and greater performance in all activities in one’s daily life while helping to prevent injury is the focus of this workshop. Everyday activities such as lifting groceries, being able to sit and stand, and even moving flower pots, take strength and balance.  Moving better is fitness itself!

When: 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 12/23, 12/30 (Wednesdays) Time: 12:05 pm Location: The Lake House Cost: $60 (includes 5 classes listed above)

For more information on this awesome series or to register, please contact Stacey Richardson at staceyrichardsonfitness@gmail.com.

Please note, space in this semi-private class is limited to nine participants, and preregistration is required. Registration for the series includes the classes listed. This class is not included in the monthly class pass. The fee will be charged to your Property Owner/Club account. No drop-ins or refunds. This class is available to Seabrook Island Property Owners, Seabrook Island Club members, and guests staying on Seabrook Island.

 -Submitted by The Lake House

Ceiling Fans in Cooler Weather

Cooler weather is upon us, so it’s time to start thinking of changing the direction of your ceiling fan. Warm air rises, so turning the fan blades in a clockwise direction brings the air down. It will not only make you feel warmer but it will lower the cost of running your heater.

Winter Ceiling Fan Clockwise Direction

To change the direction of the blades:
Turn off the fan and wait for the blades to come to a complete stop.
Locate the direction switch on the fan housing. Flip the switch. Turn the ceiling fan back on and confirm direction.

If using a remote, stop the fan. When the blades have come to a complete stop, press the reverse button on the remote. Turn the ceiling fan back on and confirm direction.

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December Events at Charleston’s Historic Plantations

  • Christmas At Boone Hall Plantation December 6 – January 3
    Tours of the plantation home during the Christmas holidays are included with regular paid admission to Boone Hall Plantation. There is no additional charge to tour the mansion beautifully decorated for the Christmas holidays.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Candlelight Tours of Drayton Hall December 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, & 19
    Experience Drayton Hall at night this holiday season with a candlelight tour. This is a remarkable way to understand the house and lives which touched it from the perspective of a non-modernized colonial home. Tours are offered Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings during December, 2020 between 6:00 and 7:00.
    Tours meet all COVID 19 safety guidelines.
    Click here for additional information and registration.
  • Virtual Wreath Making Class December 5
    Local Charleston floral design artists, Roadside Blooms join Drayton Hall’s virtual holiday events with a virtual wreath making class broadcast on Zoom! All of your supplies are included and will be available for local pick up at Drayton Hall the week before the event! There could not be an easier way to learn wreath skills! This class will be broadcast on Zoom on Saturday, December 5 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
    Click here for additional information and registration.
  • Spirituals Virtual Concert December 12 & 19
    On two Saturdays this holiday season, December 12th and 19th, 2020, Drayton Hall will hold it’s annual African American Spirituals Concerts in a virtual format from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The Spirituals Concert Series represents a rare opportunity to experience the music of traditional spirituals. Two extraordinary and memorable performances by Ann Caldwell & The Magnolia Singers will be broadcast this year.
    Click here for additional information and registration.
  • Webinar: Historic Entertaining and Wine December 17
    Join Curator Amber Satterthwaithe, Sommelier Catherine Coughlin, and UC Davis Professor Jim Lapsely for a romp through colonial entertaining and wine tales of the from the colonial period through the 19th century.
    This is a Donate What You Can Event.
    Click here for additional information and registration.
  • Christmas on the Battery: Carols, Candlelight & Gullah Christmas Stories December 3 & 4
    Enjoy a special evening at the historic Edmondston-Alston House. Tour the festively decorated house by candlelight and hear the Charleston Caroling Company. Warm up in the courtyard with a glass of wine or hot cider where local storyteller, Fouché Sheppard, will perform Gullah Christmas stories. This event will follow CDC guidelines for social distancing and masks will be required inside the house.
    For additional information and tickets, click here and select the date.
  • Grand Illumination and Dinner December 17, 18 & 19
    Join actors in period costume as they take you back to the Christmas of 1782. This lively event celebrates the return of Arthur Middleton from Philadelphia, the end of the Revolutionary War in the South and the departure from Charleston of the British troops. Guests will feast on early American cuisine from the colonial period in the Pavilion following the presentation. One modern version of an old dish was inspired by former Chef-in-residence and James Beard award winner, Edna Lewis. Torch-lit gardens, warm fires, dramatic scenes and presentations, and a chef and attendant served buffet will make Grand Illumination a memorable part of your holiday season.
    For additional information and tickets, click here and select the date.

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History of Charleston – Twenty-eighth of the Series

Our Tidelines post on Saturday, April 18, congratulated Charleston on its 350th Anniversary. Click here to read the post.

The Post and Courier is running a series of articles about the history of Charleston to commemorate the 350th Anniversary beginning in 1670 when the first settlers arrived in Charleston Harbor. We will be posting a link to each article of the series as it becomes available.

To read this twenty-eighth installment, “Locals Escape Charleston As Civil War Reduces It to Ruins,” click here.

To read the previous twenty-seven articles, go to our website, www.tidelinesblog.com, and type “history” in the search box on the right.

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(Image credit: Library of Congress/Provided. A Confederate photographer took this interior photo of Fort Sumter in 1864. The fort had been pounded into rubble by near-continuous shelling that year by Union batteries and gunships. Note the two soldiers in the center background of the photo.)