Town to Host Two Free Shredding Events in 2023

Mark your calendars! The Town of Seabrook Island has announced the dates for two free shredding events in 2023:

  • Spring Shredding Event: Friday, April 14, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Fall Shredding Event: Friday, October 6, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Both events will be held rain or shine and will take place in the parking lot adjacent to Seabrook Island Town Hall (2001 Seabrook Island Road).

Attendees will be limited to three boxes (copy paper box or smaller) or three bags (kitchen trash bag or smaller) per vehicle. There is no need to remove binders, binder clips, paper clips, staples, rubber bands, or CDs/DVDs prior to shredding.

Shredding services will be provided by Shred360.

For more information, please call Town Hall at (843) 768-9121.

-Submitted by Joe Cronin, Town Administrator

Full Moon Bonfire Monday, Feb 6

Monday, February 6, 2023
On the beach between BW 1 and 2

Sunset – 5:56 pm
Moonrise – 6:52 pm
High Tide – 8:50 pm
Full Snow Moon

The actual full moon is Sunday at 1:30 pm but to allow us to hopefully see the moon rise out of the ocean, we have scheduled the bonfire celebration on the beach for Monday, February 6. The forecast is for the evening to be warmer than the cool weekend but still cool enough to enjoy the fire, perfect for a great time for a fire on the beach with family and friends.

To keep things simple, each person brings what you want: food, drinks, chairs and a stick of firewood for a big bonfire. Nothing will be provided but a beautiful beach, a bonfire and, hopefully, a full moon.  

People ask if the bonfire will be held if it’s rainy…. the bonfire will be cancelled if it is raining or rain is threatening as few would be comfortable attending. The bonfire will also be canceled if the temperature is forecast to be below 40 degrees.

By terms of the permit, the fire needs to be out no later than 10 pm. The earlier sunset gives us plenty of time to enjoy the evening.  

There are no International Space Station flyovers, meteor showers or other events in the night sky that I could find for this evening. I even looked and the next SpaceX launch is February 26 at 2:07 am (I don’t think I’ll stay up to see that). Mars and Jupiter should be able to be seen.

Put these dates for the Full Moon Bonfires on your calendar: 
Tuesday, March 7
Thursday, April 6
Friday, May 5 (yes, Cinco de Mayo)

There’s always plenty of room on the beach for everyone, so invite a friend or your house guests. 

How the Full Moon Got Its Name

 Per The Old Farmers Almanac:
February: Full Snow Moon – February is typically a time of heavy snowfall. On average, February is the United States’ snowiest month, according to data from the National Weather Service. In the 1760s, Captain Jonathan Carver, who had visited with the Naudowessie (Dakota), wrote that the name used for this period was the Snow Moon, “because more snow commonly falls during this month than any other in the winter.” 
Other Full Moon names for February: 
• Bald Eagle Moon (Cree)
• Bear Moon (Ojibwe)
• Black Bear Moon (Tlingit)
• Month of the Bony Moon (Cherokee)
• Eagle Moon (Cree)
• Goose Moon (Haida)
• Groundhog Moon (Algonquin)
• Hungry Moon (Cherokee)
• Raccoon Moon (Dakota)

I found another website that also says the Cherokee Indians called it the Bony Moon and the English Medieval name was the Storm Moon.  

Another website says the Chinese call it Budding Moon. also provided these Moon Facts and Folklore:
On February 6, 1971, Alan Shepard became the first man to hit a golf ball on the Moon.
Did you know that the Moon’s diameter is 2,160 miles? This is less than the width of the United States (approximately 3,000 miles), and 0.27 of Earth’s diameter (7,926 miles).
Wolves have howled at the Moon for centuries, yet it is still there.
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, they danced by the light of the Moon. —Edward Lear, English poet (1812-88)

-Submitted by Judy Morr

Kiawah Arts Council February Events

The Kiawah Arts & Cultural Events Council has a wonderful lineup of events for February 2023. The February lineup include

  • Tom Rush with Special Guest Matt Nakoa performs on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at 7:30 pm at the West Beach Conference Center. Tickets are now on sale. Tom Rush’s distinctive guitar style, wry humor, and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences worldwide. His shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific storytelling, the sweet melancholy of ballads, and the passion of gritty blues. Click here for more details and to purchase tickets.
  • Art Film Series – Frida on Friday, February 10, 2023, from 3:00-5:00 pm at The Sandcastle. No tickets are required and there is no charge. This is the true story of Frida Kahlo and her husband Diego Rivera, the larger-than-life painters who became the most acclaimed artists in Mexican history.
  • Piano Bar – Misha Pekar performs on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, from 5:00-7:00 pm at The Sandcastle. No tickets are required and there is no charge. Not meant to be concerts, Piano Bars are to enjoy with friends and offer an opportunity to meet neighbors outside your circle for some island socializing.  Bring your beverage of choice and a snack to “tide” you over.
  • Quentin E. Baxter Presents…Geoff Keezer Trio performs on Sunday, February 19, 2023, at 4:00 pm at Turtle Point Clubhouse. Tickets are now on sale by clicking here. Quentin Baxter’s second concert in his three-part jazz series will feature pianist Geoffrey Keezer. Accompanying the concert will be bassist Rodney Jordan and drummer Quentin E. Baxter.
  • California Guitar Trio performs on Friday, February 24, 2023, at 7:30 pm at Turtle Point Clubhouse. Ticket sales start February 10 for Kiawah and February 13 for the public at 9:00 am. Celebrating their 30th Anniversary, California Guitar Trio is labeled as “winning, energetic and highly accessible…” by The Los Angeles Times.

The Town of Kiawah Arts and Cultural Events Council works to enhance community appreciation and involvement in the performing arts within the Town of Kiawah Island and its environs by providing a diversity of planned programs.

For more information about the performances above, click here.

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St. Christopher Summer Camp Registration Opens Feb 1

Each summer St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center hosts nearly 1,500 campers on its 314 acres on Seabrook Island. Camp sessions are geared for specific age groups ranging from K-2 (Buddy Campers, who attend an overnight session with a parent or guardian) to high school students who attend week-long Senior Sessions.

Open registration for all camp sessions begins on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 9:00 am. For more information about summer camp registration, click here.

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(Image credit: Camp St. Christopher)

Upcoming Events at Charleston’s Historic Plantations

  • Webinar: Slave Patrols and the Charleston Workhouse in Drayton Documents February 9
    Curator Amber Satterthwaite will use Charles Drayton’s diaries and other historic documents to introduce you to some of the courageous individuals who risked everything by trying to reach their freedom, the consequences some of them faced, and the determination of men and women who continued to resist enslavement.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Labor on the Landscape Walking Tour February 25
    This guided landscape walk with curator Amber Satterthwaite will use historic documents, photographs, and archaeology to investigate the unique lives of enslaved individuals and the crucial labor they performed on the landscape.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Candlelight TourMarch 4
    Experience Drayton Hall at night with this incredibly special candlelight experience. This is a remarkable way to understand the house and the lives which touched it – and historic Charleston – from the perspective of a preserved colonial home.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Webinar: Drayton Hall’s Prehistoric Past March 9
    Join Director of Archaeology Luke Pecoraro in this webinar on March 9 at 5:00 pm to learn more about the natural history of Drayton Hall from the fossils to the preservation of the main house and grounds.
    Click here for additional information.
  • 2023 Preview Party for The Charleston ShowMarch 16
    Celebrate the opening night of The Charleston Show, formerly known as the Spring Antiques Show, at the exclusive Preview Party on Thursday, March 16, at  Festival Hall in downtown Charleston. Enjoy a remarkable evening benefiting Drayton Hall Preservation Trust with a dazzling cocktail party and an exhibit featuring extraordinary archaeological artifacts from the Drayton Hall collections alongside intact examples on loan from private collectors.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Virtual Book Club – Building Charleston March 23
    Join others on March 23 to discuss Building Charleston with author Emma Hart.
    Click here for additional information.
  • A Sweet Shindig February 25
    A deliciously delightful afternoon featuring a sweet spread, provided by St. Honore and Charleston Chocolatiers, that will include truffles and classic desserts. Fill a glass after selecting some sweets, and sip beer or wine between mouthwatering bites. Live bluegrass music from Deep Drawl.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Camellia WalksFebruary 2 – 28
    Each winter, the beauty of camellias enhances America’s oldest landscaped gardens with thousands of blossoms. Special 11:00 am walking tours given by expert guides focus on historic camellias, including the 1786 Reine des Fleurs, one of the first camellias planted in America.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Lest We Forget. . . A Story of the African American ExperienceFebruary 5, 12, 19 & 26
    This engaging and thought-provoking program tells the story of one woman’s life and enslavement in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Using time-honored traditions of storytelling and music, Rose Atterberry weaves an emotional story that evokes memories of the past while speaking to our modern-day conscience. Included in general admission and free for members.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Peanuts: History, George Washington Carver, & Southern CuisineFebruary 8
    Join Kim Pruitt, Master Gardener and Nursery Manager, and discover the historical origins of peanuts, and follow their journey to the New World via transatlantic slave trade. Learn about the agricultural inventions and discoveries of African American scientist and educator, George Washington Carver.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Abstract Valentine Wool Felting ClassFebruary 8
    Join a workshop led by Charleston artist Kim Keelor and learn the ancient artisan process of wet felting.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Valentine Tea Pot Needle Felting ClassFebruary 9
    Join a workshop led by Charleston artist Kim Keelor and learn the process of transforming wool into 3D objects using a barbed needle.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Camellias and CraftsFebruary 11 & 12
    Enjoy shopping and entertainment during one of the best weekends of the year to view the vast display of camellia blooms.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Cocktails and CamelliasFebruary 11
    Guests will experience an evening of specialty cocktails, wine selections, and live music surrounded by breathtaking camellias in America’s oldest landscaped gardens. 
    Click here for additional information.

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TEDx Charleston 2023

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is an international organization whose mission is to spread ideas, foster community and create impact. There are two types of Talks – TED Talks that are directed to a global audience and TEDx Talks that focus on local audiences.  You can view or listen to their speakers on podcasts or the TED app.

Charleston is fortunate to have a TEDx conference at the Charleston Music Hall on March 29, 2023 at 12:30 pm. Tickets are on sale now for TEDxCharleston-ReEmerge and there is a special Early Bird pricing until January 30.  Click here for more detail.

Many of the people presenting at this event are from the Charleston area.  To see the list of speakers and performers, click here.

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Upcoming Events by Historic Charleston Foundation

In February, the Historic Charleston Foundation (HCF) will honor Black History Month with a special tour at the Aiken-Rhett House, celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special walking tour, and then prepare for the annual Festival of Houses and Gardens.

Black History Month Tours at the Aiken-Rhett House
Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm
Join a special house tour given from the enslaved perspective at the Aiken-Rhett House Museum exploring how the landscape and buildings that make up the Aiken-Rhett House complex were experienced by those held in bondage. The tours are free with admission to the Aiken-Rhett House Museum on February 1 with three times available: 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm. Click here to purchase tickets.  

Valentine’s Day in the Holy City
Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 4:00 pm
HCF and Bulldog Tours have partnered to offer a unique Valentine’s Day experience. Start with a walking tour with stories of love and end with a Madiera tasting at the Nathaniel Russell House. This is a 21+ event. Click here to purchase tickets.

It’s not too soon to get tickets for the annual Festival of Houses and Gardens.

76th Festival of Houses and Gardens
March 15 – April 16, 2023
Tickets are now on sale for the 2023 Festival of Houses and Gardens. To see the complete listing of the month-long program and to purchase tickets, click here.

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(Image credit: Historic Charleston Foundation)

CHS Winter Wine Festival Jan 28

Charleston Winter Wine Festival takes place Saturday, January 28, 2023, at Festival Hall (formerly Memminger Auditorium), 56 Beaufain St, Charleston.

The festival will be held in two sessions: Session 1, Noon-4:00 pm; Session 2, 6:00-10:00 pm. Each session will feature over 50 different wines and beers to sample as well as live music.

Tickets may be purchased for $50 by clicking here or $60 on the day of the event. Ticket price includes a souvenir acrylic wine glass, wine and beer samples, and entertainment. Food will be available for sale. Each ticket is good for one session.

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(Image credit: Charleston Wine Festivals)


Brookgreen Gardens to Display Works of Rodin

Brookgreen Gardens will display Rodin: Contemplation and Dreams – Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections from January 29 – April 23, 2023, in Brookgreen’s Rosen Galleries. Featuring 45 works by French sculptor Auguste Rodin, this exhibition brings world renowned sculptures to America’s first sculpture garden.

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) was a pivotal figure and is to this day celebrated as the greatest sculptor of the 19th century. Most well-known for his sculpture The Thinker, housed in the Rodin Museum in Paris, Rodin created many iconic works that altered the way traditional sculpture was perceived and set the stage for many modern sculptors to come.

For more information about this exhibit, visit For images, click here.  

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(Image credit: Brookgreen Gardens)