SIPOA News Aug 29

Boardwalk 6 is scheduled to be replaced this year. The stairs and decking crossing over the seawall will be removed and replaced with a new structure. Construction will begin immediately after Labor Day on September 5, 2023.   Boardwalk 6 will be closed with no pedestrian access during construction. We anticipate construction to be completed in approximately 8-10 weeks.   Thank you for your patience as we work to keep our facilities in great condition.

Monday, September 4, 2023
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Eagles Nest Studio

Join Denise Hull for BYOB Bingo, prizes, and a ton of fun!!
You are welcome to bring your own beverages.
Please RSVP to to ensure your spot!
Upcoming BYOB Bingo: September 18, 2023.

Saturday, September 16, 2023
11:00 am
Lake House Lawn

Introducing our 2nd Bocce Ball Tournament for a cause! This year’s tournament holds a special purpose – to raise both awareness and essential funds for suicide prevention. Your support is vital in our collective journey to bring hope and help to those who need it most.
Proceeds will be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
To register, click here. Registration deadline is 9/14/23.
For more information, please email

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Lake House Osprey Rooms

Our residents’ health and safety are important. As part of our Back2Business association with MUSC Health, Seabrook Island Property Owners Association (SIPOA) is hosting the 4th Annual Flu-Shot Clinic at The Lake House on Wednesday, October 4 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.  All residents and staff are welcome to attend.  Please sign up for a timeslot here so MUSC has a better idea of how many people will take advantage of this great opportunity and have enough vaccines for everyone! Walk-ins are welcome, but we strongly encourage you to sign up for a timeslot. Be sure to bring your insurance card!

Saturday, October 14, 2023
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Lake House, Osprey 1

Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading these holidays knowing that everything has changed and that happy memories from past years can’t be recreated?
This seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. You’ll learn (1) How to deal with many emotions you’ll face during the holidays, (2) What to do about traditions and other coming changes, (3) Helpful tips for surviving social events and (4) How to discover hope for your future.

For more information, please email Andrea Daley at

-Submitted by Seabrook Island Property Owners Association

Full Moon Bonfire August 30

Full Moon Bonfire
Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Location: On the beach between BW 1 and 2
Sunset – 7:47 pm
Moonrise – 7:56 pm
High Tide – 8:44 pm
Full Blue Moon

Yes, this is the second full moon for August so it is called a Full Blue Moon. The evenings are still warm but a fire provides ambiance for an enjoyable evening on the beach with friends, family and neighbors.  

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.  

We hope the weather remains accommodating. 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.  

By terms of the permit, the fire needs to be out no later than 10:00 pm. The later sunset and moonrise times ease the challenge for scheduling dinner but still gives us time to enjoy the evening. 

You may have heard that there are four supermoons in a row this year; the August 30 supermoon is the third supermoon of this unusual sequence. “Supermoon” is a catchy term for what astronomers call “a perigean full moon” which is when the full moon happens at (or very near) the exact time when the moon is closest to us in its orbit. A supermoon exceeds the disk size of an average-sized moon by up to 8% and the brightness of an average-sized full moon by some 16%. You may not perceive the difference in size but a supermoon will appear brighter in the sky. The August 30-31 supermoon will be the closest, biggest, and brightest full supermoon of 2023. It’s exceptionally close in moon miles from Earth (222,043 miles). The next time we’ll have a closer full supermoon is November 5, 2025, when the moon lies 221,817 miles from Earth. The full moon will peak at 9:36pm per 

Other night sky observation opportunities:

  • There are no flyovers of the International Space Station this week.
  • According to Space Tourism Guide, August 30th is when Saturn and the moon are at their closest, the two will appear 2°16′ apart in the constellation Aquarius.
  • No SpaceX launches are shown after August 29.

Put these dates for the Full Moon Bonfires on your calendar: 

  • Friday, September 29 (Dean will need help with this one.)
  • Sunday, October 29 (The day after the full moon when the moonrise is after sunset.)
  • Monday, November 27

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

How the full moon got its name: 

  • Per The Old Farmer’s Almanac:
    August – Full Sturgeon Moon: The sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were said to be most readily caught during this full moon.  
    Other names:
  • Black Cherries Moon (Assiniboine)
  • Corn Moon (Algonquin, Ojibwe)
  • Flying Up Moon (Cree)
  • Harvest Moon (Dakota)
  • Mountain Shadows Moon (Tlingit)
  • Ricing Moon (Anishinaabe)

    I found another website that says the Cherokee Indians called it the Fruit Moon and the English Medieval name was the Corn Moon. 

    Another website says the Chinese call it Harvest Moon.

-Submitted by Judy Morr

CLS Programs in September

The Charleston Library Society has a varied program of events including story hours, author visits, music, and workshops.

Check out some events scheduled in September:

To purchase tickets, RSVP, or see other Library Society events in September, click here and scroll down.

Established December 28, 1748, the Charleston Library Society has a rich history as a “cultural institution for life-long learning, serving its members, the Lowcountry community and scholars through access to its rich collection of books, manuscripts and archival material and programs promoting discussion and understanding of the ideas they contain.”  For more information, see their website here.

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SINHG Evening Program: Indigo and the Lowcountry Sep 14

The Seabrook Island Natural History Group (SINHG) launches its fall series of Evening Programs with an exploration of indigo’s history and cultivation on Johns Island and the revival of interest in growing and processing the plant for contemporary uses. The program will be offered on Thursday evening, September 14 at 7:00 pm and will be presented by Lee Ann Bain, a well-known Charleston tour guide and historian of Lowcountry culture.

As a member of the Daniel Island Historical Society, Bain has uncovered and documented indigo processing sites on what were once two contiguous colonial era plantations on the island. Last year, Smithsonian Magazine detailed the renewed interest in the plant on Johns Island, where several indigo farms are now in operation, providing the deep blue dye for use in clothing and accessories.

SINHG Evening Programs at The Lake House will continue later in the fall with the examination of Charleston architecture in October and the exploration of the history of Seabrook Island in November. Evening Programs are open to all Seabrook Island residents and guests, with a $5 admission charge for non-SINHG members. To register, visit SINHG Events.

-Submitted by Norm Powers for SINHG

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CHS Summer Wine Festival Aug 26

Charleston Wine Festivals will host its Summer Wine Festival at the Charleston Harbor Cruise Terminal, 196 Concord Street, on August 26, 2023 from 3:00-7:00 pm.

This 21+ event will feature over 50 wine selections, mimosas, White Claw and beer. All beverage tastings are included in the ticket price and food will be available for purchase.

Ticket price includes a souvenir acrylic wine glass, wine and beer samples, and entertainment. Guests can enjoy live music on the outdoor waterside patio or stay in the cool air-conditioned indoors and listen to a DJ.

Click here to purchase tickets now for $50. Prices will increase to $55 after August 18 and will be $65 the day of the event.

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TOKI Arts Council Ticket Releases

The Alva Anderson Quartet with Special Guest Mark Sturbank
Wednesday, September 6, 2023
The Seabrook Island Club | 7:30 pm
Tickets on Sale Now
Cost: $15 Join vocalist and violist Alva Anderson for an evening of jazz, blues, bossa nova, and original music. Originally from the Bronx, her style is influenced by artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Ruth Brown. More info here.

The Small Glories Tuesday
October 10, 2023
The Seabrook Island Club | 7:30 pm
Tickets on Sale Now Cost: $30  
Roots powerhouse duo The Small Glories are Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a musical tour-de-force partnership planted on the Canadian Prairies. With a stage banter striking a unique balance between slapstick and sermon, these veteran singer-songwriters have a way of making time disappear, rooms shrink, and audiences feel as though they are right there on the stage with the band. More info here.

Tango Lovers: Volver Tuesday, October 12, 2023
West Beach Conference Center | 7:30 pm
Ticket Release: 8/18
Cost: $30 Appointed cultural ambassadors of Uruguay, Tango Lovers is thrilled to present “Volver”: transporting audiences through time and place with music, dance, costumes, and multimedia, uniting cultures and generations through the art of Tango. More info here.

Click here to download the 2023 – 2024 Season Planner

-Submitted by The Town of Kiawah Arts & Cultural Events Council

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Grape Stomp Festival at Deep Water Vineyard Aug 19

Grape Stomp Festival

Saturday, August 19, 2023
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Deep Water Vineyard
6775 Bears Bluff Road, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487

Grab your tickets now for annual Grape Stomp Festival at Deep Water Vineyard on Wadmalaw Island. The festival will include live music, food trucks, activities for the kiddos and, of course, grape stomping.

The highlight of the Grape Stomp Festival is the Lucy Look-A-Like Contest, where “I Love Lucy” fans will get their chance to don their best Lucy costume and reenact the famous 1956 episode of “I Love Lucy” when Lucy takes a job in a vineyard and stomps grapes. It’s going to be a “grape” time.

Tickets and parking passes can be purchased here for $20.00 per vehicle with a portion of the proceeds benefiting a local charity.

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Charleston Beer Fest Sept 9

Tickets are going fast for the 2023 Charleston Beer Fest! With only a few $35 general admission tickets and $85 VIP tickets remaining, you’ll want to grab your tickets now.

The Holy City’s premier celebration of all things beer will take place on Saturday, September 9, 2023 from 1:00 – 7:00 pm at North Charleston’s Riverfront Park (1061 Everglades Ave, North Charleston).

Attendees can look forward to an exciting assortment of 50+ breweries from the Carolinas and beyond, 20+ food trucks, craft vendors, games and more. Come out for a full day of fun.

To purchase tickets go to: Remaining general admission tickets are $35; VIP tickets are still available for $85. Designated driver tickets can be purchased for $20.

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Don’t Cook Tonight!

Come on down to Town Hall
and join your neighbors
at this week’s Chow Town Food Truck Rodeo.

Wednesday, August 9
5:00 to 8:00 pm
Town Hall

Food Trucks:

Victors Lab
Kees Kitchen
Area 51 Foods 
Wich Cream

The Wandering Tap

David Tabaka

There will be one more
summer Chow Town event on
August 23 

–Submitted by the Town of Seabrook Island

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National Purple Heart Day August 7

National Purple Heart Day falls on August 7. It is a day of observance to commemorate the creation of the Purple Heart on August 7, 1782, by General George Washington, the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. 

The Purple Heart is the oldest military decoration still presented to service members. The Purple Heart medal is presented to service members who have been wounded or killed as the result of direct or indirect enemy action. The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor estimates that 1.8 million Purple Hearts have been issued since it was re-established in 1932. It is believed that the award is purple because the color represents courage and bravery.

-Submitted by Gordon Weis

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