SIB’s April Movie Matinee

As we continue to social distance, Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) has scheduled a “Virtual Movie Matinee” series using Zoom on the second Tuesday of each month.

If you would like to join us for a Seabrook Island Birder’s “Virtual Movie Matinees” you must register to attend. Then we will email you the Zoom link the day prior to the event. We will open each event with introductions and a little social time, watch the  show together (generally an hour), and finish with a short discussion to get your feedback and answer questions. Sign up  then plan to get comfy in your favorite chair with snacks and beverages of your choice to enjoy our gathering!

April Movie – Register Here

Tuesday April 13, 2021 at 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Naturalist and nineteenth century painter, John James Audubon was one of the most remarkable men of early America. The program brings to life his timeless paintings with dazzling footage of the living birds he immortalized – and celebrates visually the natural world he described in his writings. Interviews reveal the man, explore his art, and put his groundbreaking work in modern perspective. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Watch the trailer here!

Mark your Calendars for our Upcoming Movies

Tuesday May 11, 2021 at 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – My Life as a Turkey
Tuesday June 8, 2021 at 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Big Birds Can’t Fly

-Submitted by SIB

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SC Stingrays Hockey Returns Home for Three Games April 14-17

The South Carolina Stingrays are a professional minor league ice hockey team based in North Charleston, South Carolina. The Stingrays play in the South Division of the ECHL’s Eastern Conference. They play their home games at the North Charleston Coliseum.

And they are returning for a homestand Wednesday April 14 and Friday April 16 against the Orlando Solar Bears and on Saturday April 17 against the Jacksonville Icemen!

If you’re interested in cheering on the Stingrays in person, you may click here for information and single game tickets.

Go Stingrays!

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Water Outage April 8 Cap’n Sams Road and Loblolly Lane

Thursday, April 8, 2021, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm there will be a temporary water outage for a repair to a valve at the intersection of Cap’n Sams Road and Loblolly Lane.

On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, the Seabrook Island Utility Commission placed door hangers on the front doors of the homes that may be affected during the repair.

If you do not have a door hanger placed on your front door, your property is not in the area that will be affected.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause during this repair and thank you in advance for your patience during this time.

-Submitted by Seabrook Island Utility Commision

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Turtle Patrol Season Kick-off Announcement

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the Seabrook Island Turtle Patrol will not be holding a 2021 Kick-Off and New Member Orientation Meeting. One of the important functions of the Kick-Off Meeting is to allow volunteers to order new Turtle Patrol t-shirts and hats. This year, orders will be handled by submitting the order forms and payments directly to Bill and Linda Nelson. Current Turtle Patrol volunteers have been sent an email with detailed instructions. Any existing team member that has not received this email should reach out to

New Volunteers

The Turtle Patrol will be able to welcome new volunteers this season with some restrictions. Those interested in volunteering should email for details as soon as possible as the overall t-shirt and hat order will have to be submitted by April 16th. New volunteer training this season will consist of a combination of a presentation offered remotely and on-the-beach training with experienced team members. An outline of the New Volunteer Orientation and a summary of volunteer opportunities are available under the “Information” section on the Seabrook Island Turtle Patrol website,

-Submitted by Joshua Shilko

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Stock the Shelves!

Please help Charleston Police Department stock their bookshelves! They will be accepting donated new or gently used books until April 30, 2021.

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Angel Oak Award Banquet Honoring Mary Hill May 12

The Exchange Club of Kiawah-Seabrook Foundation will host the 2021 dinner and presentation of the Angel Oak Award on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 5:30 pm. The event will be held at Wingate Place3850 River Road on Johns Island. 

This year’s honoree, is Seabrooker Mrs. Mary Hill. To learn about Mary and her many contributions to the community, click here

Both Exchange Club members and non-members are welcome. The cost is $60 per person for non-members. Registration for the event is available at through April 21. Tickets are limited due to the need for social distancing, so it would be best to reserve early. Dress is business casual and the event will feature an open bar starting at 5:30 pm, a barbecue dinner starting at 6:30 pm, and music provided by the Joy Project.

-Submitted by Thad Peterson, Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club

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Seabrookers Are Reading…

When reflecting on reading, author Stephen King once said “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” Why do you read? To escape to a different time and place? To experience someone else’s imagination? To acquire knowledge? To know that you are not alone? To appreciate the craft of writing? To share ideas with others? To be inspired? To relax? Whatever your reason for reading, we hope that you will continue to share your recommendations with our readers.

The Exiles
by Christina Baker Kline
In this gorgeous novel, Kline brilliantly recreates the beginnings of a new society in a beautiful and challenging land, telling the story of Australia from a fresh perspective, through the experiences of Evangeline, Hazel, and Mathinna. While life in Australia is punishing and often brutally unfair, it is also, for some, an opportunity: for redemption, for a new way of life, for unimagined freedom. (2020, 371 pgs; Fiction)

The Girl from Widow Hills
by Megan Miranda
Arden Maynor was just six years old when she was swept away while sleepwalking in a rainstorm. Fame as the survivor of Widow Hills undid her life, until she moved far away and changes her name. She begins to feel like she’s being watched and, soon, her past comes back to haunt her. (2020, 320 pgs; Fiction)

Black Bottom Saints
by Alice Randall
From the Great Depression through the post-World War II years, Ziggy had been the pulse of Detroit’s famous Black Bottom. A celebrated gossip columnist for the city’s African-American newspaper, he was also the emcee of one of the hottest night clubs, where he rubbed elbows with the legendary black artists of the era. From his hospital bed, Ziggy curates his own list of Black Bottom’s venerable “52 Saints,” local heroes whose unstoppable ambition, love of style, and faith in community made this black Midwestern neighborhood the rival of New York City’s Harlem. (2020, 361 pgs; Fiction)

Bootlegger’s Daughter
by Margaret Maron
Deborah Knott, an attorney attempting to infiltrate the old boy network of tobacco country by running for district judge, is distracted from the race, and almost eliminated, when she finds new evidence to an old small-town murder. Thus begins North Carolina native Maron’s long-running series about this character. (1992, 261 pgs; Fiction)

West with Giraffes
by Lynda Rutledge
Woodrow Wilson Nickel, age 105, recalls his journey to deliver South California’s first giraffes to the San Diego Zoo in 1938. (2021, 356 pgs; Fiction)

Folly Beach Mystery Series
by Bill Noel
Noel started writing at 59 and published Folly in 2007. He has since published 18 more titles- the most recent Tipping Point in 2021. Others include The Pier, Washout, The Edge, The Marsh, Ghosts, Missing, Final Cut, First Light, Boneyard Beach, Silent Night, Dead Center, Discord, Dark Horse, Joy, No Joke, Relic, and Faith. (2007 – 2021, various; Fiction)

by Maggie O’Farrell
A thrilling departure: a short, piercing, deeply moving novel about the death of Shakespeare’s 11-year-old son Hamnet–a name interchangeable with Hamlet in 15th century Britain–and the years leading up to the production of his great play. (2020, 305 pgs; Fiction)


The literary world lost two giants recently. Larry McMurtry passed away March 25. He was noted for his storytelling skills and the Western settings of his novels. Beverly Cleary, the beloved children’s author, died at 104, and generations of young readers can attest to her wide appeal. Linda Malcolm of Indigo Books reminisced recently about the authors we’ve lost. Do you have a favorite that you miss?

We look forward to hearing about the books you or your book club recommend.

  • Include your name (although it will not be published), the title, and author of the book you are recommending and email this to Tidelines at (You may be able to click on the email address to open a new message.)
  • For audiobooks, include the name of the narrator.
  • Tidelines editors will provide a blurb to tell a little about the book and add the book jacket image.
  • Publication is at the discretion of Tidelines editors.

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Lighthouse Inlet Bird Walk April 9

Seabrook Island has a variety of wonderful places to bird watch – the beach, the golf courses, the woods, etc. If you are looking for another spot to catch a glimpse of beautiful feathered friends, Charleston County Parks is hosting a Lighthouse Inlet Bird Walk on Friday, April 9, 2021.

It will take place on the diverse northeast end of Folly Island that once housed a Coast Guard station. This area is protected by the Heritage Preserve and has one of the largets bird lists in South Carolina. During the walk, they are hoping to see the beautiful Painted Buntings as well as Wilson’s Plovers.

The Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve is on East Ashley Avenue, Folly Beach, and the walk will be held from 8:30 am until 10:30 am.

For more information and to register online, click here.

For more birding opportunities throughout the month with Charleston County Parks, click here.

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April at The Charleston Museum

If you love fossils, join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History on Fridays in April from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. Gibson will be on hand to share projects he is currently working on and to help identify your fossil finds. See below for the full list of activities at the Charleston Museum in April. Tours for both historic houses are on the hour from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Saturday and noon to 4:00 pm Sunday. Last tour of the day begins at 4:00 pm.

April 6 through 8* – Spring Break Camp at the Dill Sanctuary

April 9 – Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

April 10* – Birding Day at the Dill Sanctuary

April 15* – Homeschool History Day – Headlines in History: Civil War

April 17* – In Defense of Charleston: A Tour of Batteries Pringle & Tynes with Chief of Collections Jennifer McCormick

April 16 – Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

April 20* – Full STEAM Ahead: April Showers

April 22* – Lowcountry Ecology Tour with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

April 23 – Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

April 24* – Birding Day at the Dill Sanctuary

April 25 – Last day to view Designers + Artisans: Made in the Lowcountry

April 30 – Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

*Reservations Required

-Submitted by The Charleston Museum

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Happy Easter

Easter is a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life. May this Easter be a joyous one for you and your family. Happy Easter from the Tidelines team!

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April at The Gibbes Museum of Art

The Gibbes Museum of Art
 has exciting happenings coming this April! Click below to continue reading about the events and exhibitions rolling out during the month.

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CJO: The Art of Jazz Returns This Summer

The Art of Jazz Series is a three-concert series featuring original music created by Charleston’s talented jazz artists as inspired by works currently on view at the Gibbes Museum of Art.

Peter Kfoury Trio
June 23, 2021 | 6:00 pm
$30 Members | $40 Non-Members

Matt White and the Super Villain Jazz Band
July 21, 2021 | 6:00 pm
$30 Members | $40 Non-Members

Geoffrey Dean Trio
August 25, 2021 | 6:00 pm
$30 Members | $40 Non-Members

-Submitted by Charleston Jazz

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