The 38th Annual Alan Fleming Charity Tennis Tournament will be held October 5-9. This year the Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, located on Johns Island, is the beneficiary of our online silent auction. Along with the auction we are planning a “Wine Pull” where everyone is a winner!
We are seeking donations of bottled wine (no boxes please) with a value of at least $20. If you would like to donate a bottle (or more), both the Racquet Club and the Lake House have collection boxes. Final collection pickup will be at 5:30 pm on Monday, October 3. The ‘Wine Pull” will be an ongoing event at the Racquet Club during the tournament from Thursday October 6 through Sunday October 9
This event was so successful last year. Thanks to the the community’s help there were over 80 bottles donated. We wrap and number each bottle, have numbered balls to pick from and for $20 (cash or charge) a player chooses a ball and wins the corresponding bottle. All proceeds go directly to the Medical Clinic.
The generosity of the Seabrook Island community continues to make a difference outside our gate, something we can all be proud of. The mission of the clinic is to understand and serve the health and wellness needs of the uninsured, low-income adults who live and work on Johns, James and Wadmalaw Islands. This volunteer based clinic of doctors, nurses, and support staff currently treats over 5,000 patients.
Thank you for your help!
-Submitted by Ruthie Dalpee and Holly Loving, Alan Fleming Tournament Silent Auction Fund Raising Committee
Join us for an afternoon of fun and friendly competition to help support an employee in need. Proceeds will benefit an employee fighting cancer. Don’t miss this awesome event and help put the “fun” in fundraising! Registration forms are available at the Lake House or by clicking here.
Friday, October 21, 2022 The tournament begins at 3:00 pm Lake House Front Lawn $75 entry fee per team of 2 Includes event shirt for each participant
-Submitted by Jamie Mogus Mixson, The Lake House Manager
On Saturday, October 22, Outdoor Encounters will lead a guided kayak birding tour to Deveaux Bank. Nationally recognized for its key role in bird migration and nesting, Deveaux Bank is the largest bird nesting area north of Florida on the East Coast. We will lead a 3-hour guided kayak tour from 11:00 am-2:00 pm to observe multiple species of shorebirds. After October 15, nesting season officially ends for the seabirds and more of the island can be accessed below the high tide line and we will be able to get closer to the main bird nesting area. Come join us for an incredible journey! No previous kayak experience is required.
Kayaking Tour to Deveaux Bank Saturday, October 22, 2022 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Cost is $60 per person Space is limited
Music on the Green: Listen to the music of The Coppertones on Friday, August 26 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. This is a free, family-friendly concert, and guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs.
Farmer’s Market: Monday, August 29 is the last Farmer’s Market for the season. It is onthe Village Green and features fresh organic produce, local food products, and Lowcountry crafts. Stop by from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm to purchase some goodies. Click here to see the full list of vendors.
For more information about activities at Freshfields, click here.
Once again Seabrook Island celebrated the 4th of July with a wide variety of activities!
On Sunday, July 3, hundreds gathered on the driving range of Seabrook Island Club to enjoy music, food, and of course, the fireworks!
Under beautiful blue skies on Monday, July 4, more than a dozen cyclists and 65 vehicles rode a complete loop around Seabook Island. Creativity and patriotic spirit were the order of the day for the annual Independence Day Parade.
After the parade, the fun continued at the Lake House with the car show, jump castle and co-ed volleyball game.
Special thanks to Nic Porter, Jamie Mixson, and the entire Lake House staff for their work on the Independence Day Parade, the After Parade Family Fun Celebration, and the Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament. Thanks also to the Seabrook Island Club for hosting and the Town of Seabrook Island for sponsoring the wonderful fireworks display.
Traditionally, the Kiawah Arts Council partners each spring with Charleston’s Office of Cultural Affairs to bring our community a sampling of the events they can enjoy during Piccolo Spoleto. After a two-year hiatus, we are pleased to invite you to enjoy an afternoon with Piccolo artists which we call Piccolo Preview. We are delighted to announce that internationally renowned musicians Natalia Khoma and Volodymyr Vynnysky will perform in this year’s concert, along with Charleston Opera Theater’s Saundra DeAthos Meers and Edward Brennan!
Cellist Khoma and pianist Vynnysky came to Charleston 17 years ago from Lviv, Ukraine, to teach music at the College of Charleston. They are the founders of the Charleston Music Fest, which brings the finest classical and contemporary chamber music by world-class artists to Charleston audiences. They are stunning performers, individually and as a duo, and we are fortunate that they will perform for us for our 2022 Piccolo Preview this Sunday.
Scott Watson, Director of the Office of Cultural Affairs, tells us that the focus for this year’s Piccolo Spoleto Festival will be on free and outdoor concerts and include many of the anchor events we have all come to look forward to. You can expect visual arts exhibitions, performances of classical music, jazz, dance, theater, and choral music, cultural events and community celebrations, poetry readings, children’s activities, craft shows, and film screenings. A full schedule of events will be released online in mid-May.
Date: Sunday, May 1, 2022 Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm Location: Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 871 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy, Johns Island, SC Price: No charge, but reservations are required. Click here to reserve your seat.
Now’s your chance to play golf at one of the most exclusive golf clubs in Charleston while helping local nonprofit organization Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach. Foursomes are filling up quickly with only a few spots remaining. To learn more about the tournament and purchase tickets, go to olmoutreach.org/golf.
About Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach
For over 30 years, Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Services has worked at both ends of the poverty spectrum – breaking cycles of poverty with individuals and families as well as alleviating the effects of poverty experienced by those on fixed incomes. Our mission is to build equitable communities and empower community members to reach their full potential by providing basic and emergency needs, education, employment, and health services.
Early bird entry fee for the half marathon is $65 and $30 for the 5K run. Prices will increase after May 31, 2022.
The Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club and the Charleston Animal Society are beneficiaries of the Bohicket Half Marathon and 5K races. Both organizations use funds received from the Bohicket races to support various programs, schools and other non-profit organizations in the local community. Please visit these organization’s websites to learn more about their community outreach: ks-exchangeclub.com and charlestonanimalsociety.org.
USTA South Carolina is looking for volunteers to help with activities, greet members, distribute gifts and more at the Credit One Charleston Open tennis tournament. For more details about volunteering with USTA South Carolina at the Credit One Charleston Open April 2-10, 2022 click here.
The Credit One Charleston Open (formerly known as the Volvo Car Open) will celebrate its 50th year in 2022, in the newly renovated Credit One Stadium on Daniel Island in Charleston, April 2 – 10. For tickets click here.
Credit One Charleston Open, the largest women’s-only tennis tournament in North America, has added top tennis players Anett Kontaveit and Ons Jabeur to an impressive tournament field, which now features four of the world’s top 10 players. Both women had historic seasons in 2021 and ended the year ranked within the WTA’s top 10.
The highly anticipated Credit One Charleston Open will welcome back fans this spring for the first time since 2019. The modernized Credit One Stadium will also be unveiled during the upcoming event, offering upgraded seating options and elevated hospitality experiences for patrons and players.
The nine-day Credit One Charleston Open showcases a singles draw of 56 players, a qualifying draw of 32 players and a doubles draw of 16 players. The event traditionally hosts more than 90,000 attendees on Daniel Island. Additional players who have committed to competing at the tournament in 2022 will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, click here.
Charleston County Parks (CCP) is launching a 5K Trail Race Series to be held at some of the most treasured parks for trail runners and walkers: Caw Caw Interpretative Center, Johns Island County Park, and Laurel Hill County Park. The series will include four 5K races, starting in March and culminating with awards presented at the final race in November. Registration is now open.
Throughout the year, series participants will journey through the landscape of the Lowcountry, from swamps of cypress trees to forests of palmettos to oak alleys, with the opportunity to win 5K trail series awards and finisher medals. The awards ceremony for the series will be held at the Chili 5K.
Registration is required, and on-site registration is not available. Please view the race webpage for specific information on each race. Participants ages 10-15 may register but must have an adult chaperone on-site. The chaperone is not required to register.
The series is open to all fitness levels and abilities. For more information including enrollment requirements, fees, and registration details, click here.
The Bohicket Half Marathon and 5k race is taking place on Seabrook Island tomorrow, Saturday, November 20, beginning at 8:00 am.
The course runs along Seabrook Island Road from Bohicket Marina to the gate and through Seabrook Island. Please take care when driving through the racecourse and allow extra time because the road may be down to one lane.
The event is hosted by the Charleston Running Club with help from Bohicket Market and Marina and Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club. In addition, this year the Charleston Animal Society has joined hosting the run. Proceeds from the race benefit the Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club and the Charleston Animal Society.