A low-pressure system off the coast of Florida will bring some local impacts to our state over the coming days. There is a chance of thunderstorms, wind gusts as high as 25 mph, as well as a moderate risk for rip currents today, September 21.
Starting Friday, September 22, there is a chance of showers, an enhanced risk of rip currents at the beaches into the weekend, higher tide levels into Friday, and high surf this week.
Over the coming days, you are encouraged to be cautious and consider avoiding going into the water if conditions have worsened. Stay tuned to local weather forecasts before heading to the beach.
If you get caught in a rip current, stay calm. It won’t pull you under, but it will pull you away from the shore. Instead:
Float or if you are a strong swimmer, swim parallel to the shore.
Yell for help to those on the shore.
If you see someone in distress in the water, call or text Beach Patrol at (843) 718-6083.
If you have something that floats, you can push this towards the person, but don’t attempt to rescue them yourself.
Seabrook Island Village is hosting an educational seminar to be led by Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Clinical Neuropsychologists Travis Turner, PhD, and Andrea Sartori, PhD, on Saturday, October 21, at the Lake House from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.
Neurological disorders are among the leading causes of disability and death worldwide. Maintaining a healthy brain is a top priority in pursuing good overall health and longevity, especially for older adults.
Seabrook Island Village welcomes all Seabrook Island residents to attend this seminar to learn about brain health and what we can do to maintain it. Advance registration is required on our website.
During their presentation, Drs. Turner and Sartori will define brain health for various age groups (and “red flags” one may look for). They will describe available treatments for neurological disorders and what may be on the horizon plus current research (including studies underway at MUSC). They will also report on what is presently known about preventing and delaying the onset of cognitive impairment/dementia. Hard copies of their presentation slides will be available to all attendees upon arrival, and there will be time for questions at the end.
As clinical neuropsychologists, Drs. Turner and Sartori concentrate on the relationship between the brain and behavior. They evaluate patients who are experiencing cognitive and/or behavioral changes resulting from central nervous system disease or injury, like Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, or other related conditions. Neuropsychologists at MUSC and similar medical institutions work closely with providers in neurology, psychiatry, radiology, surgery, and other medical disciplines to assist in proper diagnosis and help develop treatment plans for patients that may include medication, rehabilitation therapy or surgery.
(Funding for this program has been provided by the Town of Seabrook Island. Seabrook Island Village is grateful for the Town’s generous support.)
-Submitted by Lori Leary for Seabrook Island Village
On Thursday, October 19, as part of Native Plant Week in South Carolina, the Kiawah Conservancy will host a gourmet luncheon from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm at the West Beach Conference Center featuring a virtual talk, “Designing in Nature with Mary Reynolds.” The Seabrook Island Green Space Conservancy is the Landscape Template Design Sponsor for the lunch.
An internationally acclaimedlandscape designer, Reynolds is a bestselling author, inspirational speaker and founder of the global movement We Are The Ark: Returning Our Gardens To Their True Nature Through Acts of Restorative Kindness. She will be joining us remotely from her home in Ireland to discuss the importance of native plants, her career, and how we can be better stewards of the land. Register for the lunch by October 4 at the Kiawah Conservancy website.
At the lunch event, guests will be able to talk with local landscape designers, vendors and plant experts, and obtain a free digital copy of the new Native Plant Guide for Seabrook and Kiawah Islands. This Guide includes information and photographs about the top native shade and sun plants that do well in our sandy soils. The Guide also includes a set of six design templates to help homeowners visualize how different kinds of native plants can be assembled into beautiful arrangements. The templates, which were created by Surculus, a Charleston landscape architecture firm, are linked to “plant packages” that can be pre-ordered. Each package contains the plants shown in a template, making it easier to arrange them in a yard.
On Friday, November 3, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, the two conservancies will host a native plant sale on the green at Freshfields Village. No registration is required. This is where the pre-ordered plant packages will be ready for pick-up. Individual plants also will be for sale, and visitors, while enjoying music and refreshments, can chat with plant experts and with local homeowners who are already using native plants and are glad to share their experiences.
-Submitted by Seabrook Island Green Space Conservancy
(Image credits: Kiawah Conservancy and Mary Reynolds
The regular outdoor pool hours: – Monday through Friday opens at 9:15 am following the conclusion of the water classes and closes 9:00 pm. Please note that water classes will move to the indoor pool during inclement weather. – Saturday and Sunday open from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Information about the indoor pool, as well as the rules for both indoor and outdoor pools, can be viewed by clicking here.
Bring a towel with you. Pool towels are not provided. Amenity Cards are required to access to The Lake House.
Monthly Schedule The September fitness calendar can viewed by clicking here. This schedule does not include Semi-Private classes.
Pilates scheduled at 12:00 pm on Wednesdays is canceled indefinitely.
Barre Fusion scheduled at 12:00 pm on Fridays is canceled indefinitely.
Tone & Tighten will be canceled on Wednesday, September 20.
Cardio Conditioning will be canceled on Wednesday, September 20.
Core & More will be canceled on Friday, September 22.
Semi-Private Series Sign up now for the following Semi-Private classes. For more information about the Semi-Private series as well as detailed descriptions about the individual classes, click here.
Yoga Nidra Workshop – Thursday, September 28 at 6:00 pm.
Fit Camps Greatest Hits – Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, September 18 to October 27 at 12:00 pm.
Yoga For All – Thursdays, October 5 – 26 (no class Oct 19) at 3:30 pm.
Mind & Body Chair – Mondays & Fridays, September 8 – 25 at 4:00 pm.
All Over Fit – Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 8:30 am – 9:30 am. September Session: September 4 – September 29. October Session: October 2 – October 27.
Yin Yoga – Option 1: Mondays, October 2 – 30 at 5:15 pm. Option 2: Tuesdays, October 3 – 31 at 5:15 pm.
Chair Yoga – Wednesdays, October 4 – 25 at 2:30 pm.
Sit & Be Fit -Mondays & Fridays, September 8 – 25 at 3:00 pm.
Social Fit Hybrid -Wednesdays, September 6 – 27 at 4:00 pm.
The Lake House Wellness Services
For complete information about the Wellness Services, click here.
The Lake House Activities & Events
Charleston Symphony – Sunday, October 1 at 4:00 pm.
Flu Shot Clinic – Wednesday, October 4 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Southern Dance Party – Saturday, October 7 from 4:00 pm until 5:30 pm.
Surviving The Holidays – Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
Click here for more information about The Lake House Activities & Events.
-Submitted by Jamie Mogus Mixson, The Lake House Manager
The Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network (LMMN) is dedicated to protecting local marine mammals for future generations through science, awareness, and conservation. They provide education and outreach to beach visitors on Kiawah and Seabrook Islands about strand feeding dolphins. They also serve as the primary first responders to over fifty sick and injured dolphins and whales along coastal South Carolina each year.
LMMN is one of five finalists in the Land Rover Defender Service Awards in the category Animal, Wildlife, and Marine Welfare. They are the only so recognized organization from South Carolina and the only marine mammal organization of the five finalists. If they win this award they will win a Land Rover and $25,000, which will be used to deliver needed help and treatment to dolphins and whales all along the South Carolina Coast, including Seabrook Island.
If you would like to support LMMN in their quest to win this award, voting is now open. Public voting will take place through Wednesday, October 4, to determine the ultimate winners of the six categories of the 2023 Defender Service Awards. You can vote everyday until October 4. To view the finalist videos and vote, please visit Defender Service Awards.
Get ready to raise your glasses for an unforgettable Oktoberfest celebration in the heart of the Holy City. Gabrielle Plaza is transformed into a Bennett Biergarten with an array of German-inspired dishes like sizzling bratwursts and pretzels with hefeweizen cheese sauce, and most importantly, a wide selection of craft beers by Munkle Brewing Company.
No reservations or tickets are required. Simply come to the Plaza overlooking Marion Square Park and enjoy Oktoberfest festivities at your leisure. Food and drinks will be available for purchase a la carte and daily Stein Hoisting competitions will be held. The winner not only claims bragging rights but wins complimentary beer on the Plaza for the rest of the day.
Friday, September 22 5:00 – 7:00 pm – Hans Schmidt German Band 6:00 pm – Stein Hoisting Competition
Saturday, September 23 4:00 pm – Stein Hoisting Competition
Sunday, September 24 4:00 pm – Stein Hoisting Competition
The Seabrook Island Garden Club members gathered on Friday, September 8, to begin their new year of monthly meetings with exciting guest speakers, field trips, caring for the environment and the local community, hands-on gardening and decorating, and fun social events!
But this year, the club has a special celebration to enjoy, the 35th anniversary of the founding of the garden club. Yes, in October 1988, a wonderful group of women came together to form the Seabrook Island Garden Club. Since then, the organization has expanded and thrived, recognizing old traditions and creating new ones.
After raffle winners were drawn, the business portion of the meeting was led by President Carol Price. Past president and historian Karen Nutall led the group in a visual presentation of historic documents relating to our founding members. The club, originally known as the “Marsh Hens Garden Club”, was highly involved in beautifying our island, planting flowers in the common spaces, and decorating much of the POA buildings for the holidays. They were passionate about making the mundane locations extraordinary with their talents in using clippings from much of our island vegetation in their designs.
Also impressive was the thorough documentation of their activities. They took many photos, which they printed and arranged thoughtfully in scrapbooks. Current garden club members are grateful for this, as the 35th Anniversary Committee has perused and scanned hundreds of images they plan to share at monthly meetings.
In the first “Member Spotlight” series, Vice President and Anniversary Committee Chair Sally Boudinot prepared a special recognition of long-time member Lee Hurd. As Sally read through the recorded history of the garden club, Lee’s name was frequently mentioned. Lee served as president twice, was instrumental in adopting our bylaws, and served on countless committees. In fact, she originally suggested we treat our Seabrook community to an annual event known as our Open House, which we still host to this day. Lee is also well known for creating a magical garden in the lot beside her home. It is a place where she encourages neighbors and friends to visit and enjoy the fruits of her labor. Also noteworthy is our current member, Karen Babb, whose mother, Janet, was also an original garden club member.
Garden Club members are looking forward to seeing what the 35th Anniversary committee has up their sleeves, and it is sure to be a fun-filled year ahead. The Seabrook Island Garden Club is still accepting new members. Annual dues are $25, and a membership form and instructions can be found at Seabrook Island Garden Club (sigardenclub.blogspot.com) under the “Join Us” tab.
The next meeting will be held on Friday, October 13, at the Oyster Catcher Community Center, where the topic will be orchids, and the guest speaker will be Gerri Greenwood-Koch, President of Coastal Carolina Orchid Society.
The 2023-2024 Seabrook Island Garden Club: Let’s talk some dirt!
-Submitted by Beth Wright, Seabrook Island Garden Club Publicity
Spend an evening with a true Broadway legend as three-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone performs her concert Don’t Monkey with Broadway.
In Don’t Monkey with Broadway, Ms. LuPone explores — through indelible interpretations of classic Broadway show tunes by the likes of Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Jule Styne, Stephen Schwartz, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin — how her life-long love affair with Broadway began and the unpredictability of the Great White Way!
The SIPOA Board of Directors will hold its regular monthly board meeting on Monday, September 18, 2023, at 1:00 pm. Property owners can attend the meeting in-person at the Oyster Catcher Community Center. It will also be live-streamed through Zoom. Instructions for attending the meeting remotely are included on the agenda.
To access the Board Meeting Agenda and Consent Agenda, log into GateAccess using your property owner login information. If you do not have your login information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the menu, click on Community Documents.
Scroll to Agenda – Board of Directors Meeting 9/18/23.
Click the link in the right-hand column.
Instructions for attending the meeting remotely are on the agenda.
Committee minutes are accessed in GateAccess as well.
From the menu, click on Community Documents.
Minutes are organized alphabetically by committee name and date.
Scroll to the committee from the alphabetical list or search by typing a portion of the committee name in the search bar.
Please note that committee minutes are recorded and then approved at the following meeting before being submitted to SIPOA and posted online. This may result in a lag time between the meeting and the posting of minutes.
Note: The GateAccess app does not support access to the meeting agenda or committee minutes.
Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman perform with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO). For one night only, Perlman will dazzle audiences on the violin with selections from the incredibly moving Schindler’s List and will also conduct Beethoven’s iconic Third Symphony – plus more unforgettable music.
This is poised to be the biggest musical event of the year and a rare opportunity to witness one of the world’s greatest violinists. Click here for tickets.
We are on our way to saving Lot 6 on Old Oak Way from the bulldozers.
The Seabrook Island Green Space Conservancy SIGSC) has been hard at work in a race to preserve additional green space on Seabrook Island before build-out. In just over a year, five additional lots have been conserved, bringing the total to 45. We need your help to conserve the 46th lot and beyond.
Right now, we have a willing seller for Lot 6 on Old Oak Walk and $85,000 available in the SIGSC coffers. If we can raise approximately $75,000 by mid-October, this lot can be saved from the bulldozers and remain a haven for flora and fauna. Will you help us close the gap?
To donate, please visit www.sigsc.net. Contributions may also be mailed to:
Seabrook Island Green Space Conservancy (EIN # 57-1090055) 130 Gardeners Circle, PMB 521, Johns Island, SC 29455
Have you noticed the small green and gold “Conserved Property” signs now posted all around Seabrook Island? The signs tell you that these lots are “green spaces” protected from development, but they don’t tell you how this protection came about. Check out “Conserved Property: How Does It Happen?”