Chow Town Food Truck Rodeo May 31

Come on down to Chow Town
at Town Hall!

This year’s schedule begins
with the celebration of our
Town Incorporation Day!

Wednesday, May 31
5:00 to 8:00 pm
Town Hall

Food Trucks:
Co Hog
Kees Kitchen
Smashcity Burgers
Delights Dessert
Saveurs du Monde
KoolKatz Italian Ice

The Wandering Tap

David Tabaka

Chow Town will
continue throughout the summer
on the following Wednesdays:

June 14 & 28
July 12 & 26
August 9 & 23 

–Submitted by the Town of Seabrook Island

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CCPL Hosts CSO Chorus Concert Jun 3

Enjoy a free concert!

Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Saturday, June 3, 2023, at 1:00 pm
Charleston County Public Library
68 Calhoun Street, Charleston

Join members of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus (CSOC) for a celebration of American music and poetry. The CSOC will perform the complete Frostiana by Randall Thompson, encompassing seven complete Robert Frost poems in a choral setting. The chorus will also perform two pieces by Aaron Copland. Directed by Larry Speakman (guest conductor) and accompanied by Susan McAdoo. 

Click here to learn more.

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Memorial Day 2023 Weekend Holiday Hours

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service of our country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. In other words, the purpose of Memorial Day is to memorialize veterans who sacrificed their lives for our country. 

Let’s enjoy this weekend with our families and friends while being grateful for those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the United States of America.

Memorial Day is both a federal and state holiday, thus banks, post offices, and all non-essential federal and state government offices will be closed.

Trash pickup will not be picked up on Monday, May 29. The schedule for this week only is:
-Trash/Recycling Pickup for single-family properties will be Tuesday, May 30.
-Multi-family properties will be on Tuesday, May 30, and Friday, June 2.

The local holiday hours for the Memorial Day Weekend 2023 are as follows:

SIPOA Offices are normally closed on Saturdays and Sundays and will be closed all day on Monday, May 29, for the Memorial Day holiday. They will reopen Tuesday, May 30. Check for office hours.

The Town of Seabrook Island Office is normally closed on Saturdays and Sundays. In addition, they will also be closed on Monday, May 29, for the holiday. They will reopen on Tuesday, May 30, with normal hours. Check for office hours.

Vincent’s Pharmacy is normally closed on Sundays and they will also be closed on Monday, May 29, for the Memorial Day holiday. They will reopen on Tuesday, May 30, with normal hours.

Post and Computer Center is normally closed on Sundays. In addition, they will also be closed on Monday, May 29, for the holiday.  They will reopen on Tuesday, May 30, with normal hours

Harris Teeter will be open all weekend, including Memorial Day, with normal hours.

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend.

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Thank you!

Thank you Seabrookers and sponsors for helping to make the Fourth Annual Cornhole Clash a success. With your help SIV was able to raise $15,000.

We wish to thank the following people whose donations we received after the event:

McDaniel Family Foundation
The Salty Dog Cafe
Christopher & Cookie Byczek
Sam & Sarajane Dolinsky
Richard & Marjorie Fleming
Mark & Joyce Markwell
Greg & Linda Saver
Robert & Terry Cherry
Victor & Carol Augusta
Stan & Carol Ullner
Ralph & Nancy Finno

Mark your calendars now for next year’s Cornhole Clash, April 20, 2024.
Our next event will be Mahjong Day, October 19, 2023.

-Submitted by Sue Coomer

Swim Across America Kiawah June 10

Join the Charleston-Kiawah Island Open Water Swim
and Fight Cancer with Swim Across America (SAA).

Swimmers of all ages and levels are invited to take part in the sixth Kiawah Island charity swim on Saturday, June 10, 2023.  Your participation will help “Make Waves to Fight Cancer” and raise money locally for cancer research at Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina.

The event will take place at Night Heron Park in Kiawah Island.  Mandatory check in is between 6:30 -7:30 am and the event starts at 8:30 am.  There will be a post event starting at 10:00 am.

You can be an in-person swimmer, volunteer or participate virtually. The swim options are .5 mile or 1.5 miles. The virtual option is called SSA My Way where you can choose your activity and timeline.

The mission of Swim Across America is to fund cancer reasearch, clinical trials and patient programs by hosting charity swims.

For more information about SSA and the event click here.

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SIPOA News May 23

2023 Disaster Awareness Day

Thursday June 1, 2023
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Seabrook Island Club Island House

It’s never too early to prepare! If you have lived on Seabrook Island for awhile, Disaster Awareness Day is a good reminder of what we should do in case of a disaster. For those people who are new to the island, you will learn about what to do that you may never have thought about.

Click here for more information.

Traffic Signage Notice

Don’t forget the revised traffic signage on Royal Pine Drive and Baywood Drive

  • The stop signs on Baywood Drive at the Cap’n Sams intersection will be removed.
  • Stop signs will be added on Royal Pine Drive at the Old Forest Drive intersection.

There will be “Stop Sign Ahead” signs placed on Royal Pine Drive. A “Cross Traffic Does Not Stop” sign will be added to the Cap’n Sams stop sign at Baywood Drive.


Monday, June 5, 2023
4:30pm – 6:00pm
Eagles Nest Studio- The Lake House

Join Denise Hull on Monday, June 5 for BYOB BINGO, prizes and a ton of fun!!
You are welcome to bring your own beverages.

Please RSVP to to ensure your spot!

4th of July Activities

  • 5K Walk/Run – Monday, July 3, 8:00 am, The Lake House, registration required.
  • Fireworks – Monday, July 3, at dusk, Seabrook Island Club Driving Range.
  • Parade – Tuesday, July 4, 9:30 am, Seabrook Island Road Loop, registration required.
  • After Parade Party – Tuesday, July 4, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, The Lake House, all are invited.
  • Art Show – Tuesday, July 4, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, The Lake House Live Oak Hall, all are invited.

For more information and to register, click here.

-Submitted by SIPOA

SIGSC Hosts Presentation of Angel Oak Preserve

On May 10, 2023 the Seabrook Island Green Space Conservancy (SIGSC) hosted Samantha Siegel, the Lowcountry Land Trust’s Angel Oak Preserve Director, who presented the plans for the Angel Oak Preserve, the 44 acre site surrounding the ancient Angel Oak. 

In 2008, Samantha founded the organization “Save the Angel Oak” when the local landmark became threatened by a 600-unit development, ultimately leading a historic grassroots campaign to protect the tree in the heart of Johns Island.  In 2013, Samantha teamed up with Lowcountry Land Trust raising millions to purchase and protect the land once slated for development. Now the project is in the Schematic Design Phase and is moving towards construction as soon as 18 to 24 months.

The Preserve will include miles of boardwalks and walkable trails that will feature interpretive moments to explain the site’s historic hydrologic connectivity and rich ecology as well as the site’s history as a plantation.  A historic site map revealed the location of three cabins of enslaved people, a plantation house and oak allee. Along the Preserve’s boardwalks and trails, visitors will have the opportunity to understand and interpret the history of the enslaved people and their contributions to the Johns Island community.

The more than $6 million project will have a Welcome Center Pavilion that will orient visitors and provide restrooms, an information kiosk and a gift shop.  A forested drive buffering the parking from Bohicket Road will create a sense of arrival and immersion into the forest as visitors arrive at the parking lot.  To protect the Angel Oak, parking and the current gift shop will be relocated away from the extensive root system.  The plan is to have the Preserve open and free to the public.

With as many as 400,000 visitors to the tree annually, the Preserve’s design will increase accessibility and at the same time protect the Angel Oak, its root system and the surrounding plant communities. To learn more about the Preserve, visit

-Submitted by Susan Leggett for the Seabrook Island Green Space Conservancy

(Image Credit: Angel Oak Preserve,

Upcoming Events at Charleston’s Historic Plantations

  • Walking Tour: Architectural Fragments and Conservation Research May 20
    Join us for a behind-the-scenes walking tour of the conservation lab and fragment storage areas to see how we work with our architectural fragment collection.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Sleeping with the Ancestors Book Launch June 6
    Written by Magnolia’s own History & Culture Coordinator, Joseph McGill, join us at Magnolia after hours from 6-8 pm on Tuesday, June 6 for the Sleeping with the Ancestors book launch.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Wine on the Piazza Edmondston Alston House ◊ May 18 & June 15
    Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Edmondston-Alston House followed by a glass of wine on the second-story piazza overlooking Charleston Harbor.
    For additional information, click on the desired date: May 18, June 15
  • Garden Strolls and Wine Tasting ◊ May 24 & 31
    Stroll throughout Middleton Place National Historic Landmark with a glass of wine in hand and take in the beautiful flora & magnificent views of the Ashley River. Each week brings a new theme and highlights different wines.
    For additional information, click on the desired date: May 24, May 31
  • Hands-On Camellia Pruning Workshop with Sidney Frazier May 24 & 31
    Each Wednesday in May 2023, Sidney Frazier, Vice President of Horticulture for Middleton Place National Historic Landmark, will present a hands-on camellia pruning workshop.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Distinguished Speakers Series : Margaret Pickett May 21
    Join Middleton Place Foundation for a Book Talk and Signing Reception Sunday, May 21, 2023, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm. Margaret Pickett will discuss her book, Rebecca Brewton Motte, American Patriot and Succesful Rice Planter.
    Click here for additional information.

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Union Pier Advocacy Forum May 18

Historic Charleston Foundation (HCF), Coastal Conservation League (CCL), and Preservation Society of Charleston (PSC) have been working in coordination on advocacy surrounding the future of Union Pier. They invite the Charleston community to continue the dialogue on the future of Union Pier Terminal at an Advocacy Forum on May 18. The redevelopment of Union Pier presents a critically important opportunity for Charleston.

Redevelopment of Union Pier Forum

Thursday, May 18, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Reception to immediately follow

The Charleston Museum
Arthur Wilcox Auditorium and Lobby
360 Meeting Street, Charleston

Free and open to the public. RSVP encouraged.

The May 18 forum will feature a panel discussion on the Planned Unit Development for Union Pier that has been proposed by the State Ports Authority and Los Angeles-based developer Lowe and introduce an alternative proposal for redevelopment of the site. Discussion will focus on the planning process, open space, housing, density and design, resilience and flood mitigation, and the need for a more civically-oriented vision for the site. This forum is free and open to the public. RSVP encouraged. 

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(Image credit: Historic Charleston Foundation)

Seabrook Island Artist Guild Memorial Weekend Art and Craft Show

Sunday, May 28, 2023 – 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Live Oak Hall at The Lake House

Sunday, May 28, the Seabrook Island Artist Guild will hold an indoor Art and Craft Show in Live Oak Hall at The Lake House from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Many of the most talented artists and artisans will be showing multiple mediums such as oils, watercolor, pastel, mixed medium, fiber, paper, alcohol inks and many more.

All items are for sale and donations will be made to the St. John’s High School art department.

Come celebrate Memorial Day weekend with a stroll through the show.

SIAG is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization with close to 100 artists from Seabrook Island, Kiawah Island, and Johns Island.

For more information on the Guild events, workshops, and membership, please visit

-Submitted by Bonnie Younginger, SIAG