Plunging into 2023!

Happy New Year at North Beach!

The 6th Annual Polar Bear Plunge took place at North Beach on this grey, overcast, 59° New Year’s morning, but luckily it wasn’t 21° like it was on Christmas morning. Despite a cool breeze, intrepid swimmers of all ages and their fans gathered waiting for the countdown to the plunge. The large and enthusiastic crowd made its way to the shoreline, and as the countdown concluded, approximately 100 hearty swimmers leapt into the chilly Atlantic as onlookers watched in amazement while clicking photos! Some plungers quickly returned to warming towels while others lingered in the surf. A bonfire and hot chocolate awaited both participants and supporters!

As the photos convey, it was a terrific morning on the beach and a good time was had by all, including dogs. Thanks to The Lake House staff for organizing this event and thanks to all who made the plunge or cheered them on!

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Traffic Alert Tomorrow -Bohicket Half Marathon and 5K

The Bohicket Half Marathon and 5k race is taking place on Seabrook Island tomorrow, Saturday, November 19, 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, the Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club, and the Charleston Animal Society. Proceeds from the race benefit programs supported by the Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club and the Charleston Animal Society.

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Reminder: Bohicket Half Marathon and 5K November 19

It’s not too late to register for the Bohicket Half Marathon and the 5K races which will be held Saturday, November 19, 2022. And there are volunteer opportunities as well. Click here to get more information on the race or ways to volunteer.

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.

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Bocce Ball Tournament Oct 21

Bocce Ball Tournament at The Lake House

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

Complimentary wine will be available.

-Submitted by Jamie Mogus Mixson, The Lake House Manager

(Image credit: shutterstock.com)

Bocce Ball Tournament Oct 21

Bocce Ball Tournament at The Lake House

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

Complimentary wine will be available.

-Submitted by Jamie Mogus Mixson, The Lake House Manager

(Image credit: shutterstock.com)

Seeking Donations for Alan Fleming Silent Auction

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

(Image credit: Alan Fleming Tournament Committee)

Register for Bocce Ball Tournament

Bocce Ball Tournament at The Lake House

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

(Image credit: shutterstock.com)

Kayaking Tour to Deveaux October 22

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

For more information and to register, click here.

– Submitted by Laurinda Rapp, Director, Barrier Island Environmental Education Outdoor Encounters Coordinator, St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center

End of August Activities at Freshfields

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 on the 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.

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A Festive Fourth of July

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.

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Piccolo Preview

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.

-Town of Kiawah Island

(Image credit: Town of Kiawah Island)

Our Lady of Mercy Outreach Golf Tournament

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.

Help us hit a hole in one for the community!

-Submitted by Lucy Walton