Kiawah Arts Council February Events


The Kiawah Arts & Cultural Events Council has a wonderful lineup of events for February 2023. The February lineup include

  • Tom Rush with Special Guest Matt Nakoa performs on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at 7:30 pm at the West Beach Conference Center. Tickets are now on sale. Tom Rush’s distinctive guitar style, wry humor, and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences worldwide. His shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific storytelling, the sweet melancholy of ballads, and the passion of gritty blues. Click here for more details and to purchase tickets.
  • Art Film Series – Frida on Friday, February 10, 2023, from 3:00-5:00 pm at The Sandcastle. No tickets are required and there is no charge. This is the true story of Frida Kahlo and her husband Diego Rivera, the larger-than-life painters who became the most acclaimed artists in Mexican history.
  • Piano Bar – Misha Pekar performs on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, from 5:00-7:00 pm at The Sandcastle. No tickets are required and there is no charge. Not meant to be concerts, Piano Bars are to enjoy with friends and offer an opportunity to meet neighbors outside your circle for some island socializing.  Bring your beverage of choice and a snack to “tide” you over.
  • Quentin E. Baxter Presents…Geoff Keezer Trio performs on Sunday, February 19, 2023, at 4:00 pm at Turtle Point Clubhouse. Tickets are now on sale by clicking here. Quentin Baxter’s second concert in his three-part jazz series will feature pianist Geoffrey Keezer. Accompanying the concert will be bassist Rodney Jordan and drummer Quentin E. Baxter.
  • California Guitar Trio performs on Friday, February 24, 2023, at 7:30 pm at Turtle Point Clubhouse. Ticket sales start February 10 for Kiawah and February 13 for the public at 9:00 am. Celebrating their 30th Anniversary, California Guitar Trio is labeled as “winning, energetic and highly accessible…” by The Los Angeles Times.

The Town of Kiawah Arts and Cultural Events Council works to enhance community appreciation and involvement in the performing arts within the Town of Kiawah Island and its environs by providing a diversity of planned programs.

For more information about the performances above, click here.

Tidelines Editors

SIPOA is Looking for Committee Volunteers

If you are interested in serving on a SIPOA committee in 2023, here is your chance to do so! Our SIPOA website has a description of all the SIPOA committees and approximate time commitment for each here. There is also a 2023 Committee Volunteer form for you to submit electronically here. You may also find the information by going to www.sipoa. org and selecting 2023 Annual Meeting on the homepage.

Remember, if you currently serve on a committee, you must submit a new form for 2023.

Thank you!

-Submitted by SIPOA

Seabrookers Are Reading 2023

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If you’re reading this, it’s safe to guess you’re fond of books, reading, and being transported to different times, places, experiences, and viewpoints. We invite you to check out what others are reading and share your recommendations of favorite titles with us. To see the complete list of books from 2019 through 2022, go to the Tidelines website here and look for the Seabrookers Read tab.

The Displacements
by Bruce W. Holsinger
An adrenaline-fueled story of lives upended and transformed by an unprecedented catastrophe when a Category 6 hurricane hits Miami. (2022, Fiction)Remarkably Bright Creaures

Remarkably Bright Creatures
by Shelby Van Pelt
For fans of A Man Called Ove, a luminous debut novel about a widow’s unlikely friendship with a giant Pacific octopus reluctantly residing at the local aquarium-and the truths she finally uncovers about her son’s disappearance 30 years ago. (2022, Fiction)

Bewilderment
by Richard Powers
From the best-selling author of The Overstory, Powers tells the story of the astrobiologist Theo Byrne who searches for life throughout the cosmos while single-handedly raising his unusual nine-year-old, Robin, following the death of his wife. (2022, Fiction)

The Grimkes
by Kerri K. Greenridge
Sarah and Angelina Grimke–the Grimke sisters–are revered figures in American history, famous for rejecting their privileged lives on a plantation in South Carolina to become firebrand activists in the North. Greenridge delivers a revelatory study of the Grimke family and their complicated involvement in the fight for racial equality. (2022, Nonfiction)

The Lindbergh Nanny
by Mariah Fredericks
Betty Gow, a 26-year-old Scottish immigrant and Lindbergh family nanny, narrates this poignant crime novel from Fredericks (the Jane Prescott series) which fictionalizes the 1932 kidnapping of 20-month-old Charles Lindbergh, Jr. from the family’s New Jersey home. (2022, Fiction)


The Henna Artist
by Alka Joski
A talented henna artist for wealthy confidantes finds her efforts to control her own destiny in 1950s Jaipur threatened by the abusive husband she fled as a teenage girl.


The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post
by Allison Pataki
The author specializes in reimagining the lives of prominent women, and now she takes on heiress, hostess, and all-’round mover and shaker Marjorie Merriweather Post. (2022, Fiction)

The Palace Papers
by Tina Brown
The author of The Diana Chronicles takes readers inside the British royal family since the death of Princess Diana, showing the Queen’s stoic resolve as family drama raged around her. (2022, Nonfiction)


Where I Come From
by Rick Bragg
A Pulitzer Prize-winning author of eight books, including Ava’s Man and All Over but the Shoutin‘, Southern Living columnist Bragg here offers a collection of 73 previously published vignettes and stories featuring “the South’s gentler, easier nature. (2020, Nonfiction)

Girl in the Blue Coat
by Monica Hesse
In 1943 Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, teenage Hanneke–a ‘finder’ of black market goods–is tasked with finding a Jewish girl who has seemingly vanished into thin air, and is pulled into a web of resistance activities and secrets as she attempts to solve the mystery and save the missing girl. Although classed as YA (young adult), Hesse’s book will prove interesting reading for adults as well. (2016, Fiction)

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 the author of the book you are recommending, and email this to Tidelines at seabrookislandblog@gmail.com. (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.
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February at the Charleston Museum

There are a number of interesting workshops and tours on the calendar this month at the Charleston Museum. The museum also includes two historic homes, the Joseph Manigault House and the Heyward-Washington House. Tours for both historic houses are on the half-hour from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday and noon to 5:00 pm Sunday. The last tour of the day begins at 4:30 pm. The calendar of special events this month includes the following:

February 2 – At the Sign of the Pine Tree: Gunsmithing, Urban Slavery, and Archaeological Legacies at 87 Church Street Lecture with Dr. Sarah Platt of the College of Charleston

February 3 – Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

February 4* – Sweetgrass Basket Weaving Workshop with Local Artisan Sarah Edwards-Hammond

February 9* – Fall in Love with The Charleston Museum: A Special After-Hours Valentine’s Event

February 10 – Conversations with a Curator: Sea Grass Baskets with Curator of Archaeology Martha Zierden and Curator of History Chad Stewart

February 10 – Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

February 11* – Valentine’s Candle Making with Local Artist Daisy McClellan

February 16* – Homeschool History Day: 250th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibit

February 17 – Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

February 20 – Presidents’ Day: Museum and historic houses OPEN

February 24 – Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

*Reservations Required

-Submitted by The Charleston Museum

(Image credit: charlestonmuseum.org)

CSO: Art Moves Jazz February 9

Art Moves Jazz
February 9, 2023
7:30 – 9:30 pm
Gaillard Center

Multi-talented musician, composer, educator, producer, Charlestonian, and Grammy award-winning Quentin Baxter joins the CSO for an evening of jazzy sounds inspired by various art forms. Along with Baxter, several other special guests will perform.

Click here for more information and tickets.

The concert will feature music from a recent recording project of the Quentin Baxter Quintet, “Art Moves Jazz.” Charleston’s musical talent will certainly shine with Ravel’s Bolero, Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, Fantasia on an Ellington Theme (featuring drum solos), and feisty tangos by Astor Piazzolla. 

-Submitted by Charleston Symphony Orchestra

(Image credit: charlestonsymphonyorchestra.org)

SIPOA Get the Scoop Series at 4:30 pm Today, Feb 1

Please note that the correct time for SIPOA Get the Scoop Series is 4:30 pm, today, Wednesday, February 1, 2023. It will be held at the Oyster Catcher Community Center and the topic is “Committees and What They Do.”

If you are not able to attend in-person, you may join via Zoom. Log into GateAccess for the link.

Have you ever served on one of SIPOA’s committees? If not, why not? Is it because you don’t understand what they are and what they do? If yes, but you are not currently serving, would you like to be updated on what the committees are currently doing?

Here is your opportunity to learn more. During the upcoming Get the Scoop program, committee representatives will be present to review the role and activities of each of the SIPOA committees. Requiring about 60 property owner volunteers, SIPOA’s committees have an essential role in providing information and recommendations to the Board.

Whether you are interested in serving on a committee, or simply want to understand more about what they do, this Get the Scoop program is for you.

We hope to see many of Seabrook Island’s property owners there. If you are currently serving on a SIPOA committee, thank you!

For up to date information on Get the Scoop events, check out the Activities & Events page on our website.

-Submitted by SIPOA

Nominations for Angel Oak Award Due February 11

The Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club is soliciting nominations for its 11th Angel Oak Award. The annual award was first presented in 2012 and recognizes a person who performs volunteer services which contribute significantly to the people and/or quality of life of Wadmalaw, Johns, Kiawah, and/or Seabrook Island. 

The award is named after a historic tree on Johns Island which clearly represents the people, culture, and natural environment of the islands. The 2021 recipient was Charlotte Moran who was recognized for her work with the Sea Island Habitat for Humanity, Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, and Mt. Zion Holiday Gift Fund.  

The recipient need not live on the aforementioned islands but the service noted for the award must have been performed on the islands. The recipient will be recognized at a banquet on May 17, 2023 and will receive an honorarium of $5000 which he/she can designate for assignment to a charitable organization serving the islands. The recipient will also receive a memento and have his/her name inscribed on the Angel Oak Trophy which is permanently displayed on the islands.

The Exchange Club is seeking nominations from the public. The deadline for nominations is February 11, 2023.  Nomination information and forms can be found on the Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club website at www.ks-exchangeclub.com.  Please contact Alan Armstrong at alan9631@comcast.net or 410-274-7545 if you have any questions.

-Submitted by Alan Armstrong

Keep Up With The Lake House Feb 1

Fitness Classes

Monthly Schedule
The monthly schedules for fitness and recreation classes are available. To view the January fitness calendar, click here. This schedule does not include semi-private classes.

For more information or to register for semi-private series, please contact the Lake House staff at: Wellness@sipoa.org.

Semi-Private Series
Sign up now for the following Semi-Private classes. Please note, Semi-Private classes are limited to a maximum of 10 participants. Pre-registration is required. There are no drop-ins or refunds. Semi-private classes are not included in the monthly class pass, and the entire class will be charged to your Property Owner/Club account at the time of registration. Semi-private classes are available to Seabrook Island Property Owners, Seabrook Island Club members, and guests staying on Seabrook Island.

Yin Yoga – This is a slow, soothing, and meditative style of yoga that targets the deep connective tissues, bones, joints, fascia, and ligaments in the body. In Yin Yoga, floor-based poses are held passively for about two to five minutes to work into our connective tissues. The legs, hips and lower back are the main benefits of this practice. The more we work our fascial system and deep tissues, the less dense and tight our bodies become as we age. Movement and stretching hydrates fascia and literally help slow the aging process.
-Tuesdays, February 7 – 28 at 5:15 pm. $60 for the series.
-This series is taught by Natasha Stevens.

Chair Yoga Semi-Private – Using a chair, participants will gently mobilize their joints, stretch their muscles, learn various breath exercises, and practice mindfulness techniques. Benefits of chair yoga include improved flexibility, better concentration, increased strength, boost to your mood, reduced stress and joint strain. Whether you are recovering from surgery or looking to find an alternative to the up and down motions of traditional yoga, chair yoga can help. Chair Yoga is taught by Natasha Stevens.
– Wednesdays, February 1 – 22 at 2:30 pm. $60 for the series
– This series is taught by Natasha Stevens.

Yoga for Strength & Balance Training – Focus for Strength & Balance Training – Focus on Fall & Fracture. Weeks 1 and 2 of this series will focus on the foundation of our balance (our feet and ankles) and move upward to work on strengthening of the knees and hips. Weeks 3 and 4 focus on the importance of abdominal and upper body strength. Yoga poses practiced will build strength and sharpen our balances reflexes, helping to improve our responses in unstable situations. This series is for beginners and/or those new to yoga.
– Fridays, February 3 – 24 at 12:15 pm. $60 for the series
-This series is taught by Ava Koren (RYT-300), who is certified in teaching yoga for osteoporosis and in-depth study of yoga for wellness.

Yoga for Bone Health Intermediate Practice – Diagnosed with Osteopenia or Osteoporosis? This practice is designed for those with knowledge of yoga poses and who desire to enhance their practice to build bone, strengthen muscle, increase flexibility, and improve balance and posture. Using Dr. Loren Fishman’s method, participants will be guided through poses selected to build healthy bone. The science behind the chosen yoga poses and adaptations will be provided to allow every participant to participate in their fullest potential.
– Fridays, February 3 – 24 at 1:30 pm. $60 for the series
-This series is taught by Ava Koren (RYT-200), who is certified in teaching yoga for osteoporosis.

Sit & Be Social Fit – Chair exercises can be the solution for those that want to get fit but worry about over doing it or falling. Experts say that older adults need four types of exercise; endurance, balance, strength, and flexibility. We include all of these in this class by sitting or holding on to a chair. This class features more free weights and upbeat music.
-Mondays & Fridays, January 30 – February 24 at 3:00 pm. $80 for the series
-This series is taught by Melissa Durinsky

Mind & Body Chair Social Fit – Mind & Body Chair class is a gentle chair class.  Participants will use some free weight exercises similar to the “Sit and Be Fit” class, but this is a quieter class that integrates more stretches. Bands, balls, Pilates, and yoga poses will be incorporated, all while seated. This class features calm, soothing music.  
-Mondays & Fridays, January 30 -February 24 at 4:00 pm. $80 for the series
-This series is taught by Melissa Durinsky

Social Fit Hybrid – Social Fit Hybrid Class combines styles from both “Sit & Be Fit” and “Mind & Body Chair” classes. The class will include various types of exercises for endurance, balance, strength, and flexibility. Class begins with a more rigorous chair workout followed by more relaxing moves.
-Wednesdays, February 1 – 22 at 4:00 pm. $40 for the series
-This series is taught by Melissa Durinsky

All Over Fit -This is an inclusive outdoor fitness class that is suitable for all fitness levels. Whether you have past injuries or are just getting back in to your exercise routine, this class is for you. It focuses on strength, stability, balance, and endurance through a variety of movements and exercises. There’s no better time to start than the beginning of the year! Let Kayleigh help you achieve your fitness goals and those New Year’s resolutions in 2023.
-FEBRUARY SESSION: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, January 30 – February 24 at 8:30 am. $120 for the series
– MARCH SESSION: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, February 27 – March 31 at 8:30 am. $150 for the series.
-These outdoor series are led by Kayleigh Breaux.

Fit Camp Evening Edition  – Have you wanted to do a fitness class during the day, but have been unable to? This is the class for you! Fit Camp is a total body workout that features HIIT, strength, balance, and core training.
– Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 2 – 28 at 5:30 pm. $80 for the series
– This series is taught by Mark Durinsky

Kripalu Yoga – Linking Breathing with Movement. Practice will be from a place of the beginner’s mind taking time to explore the foundation of the postures. The class will include learning various breathing techniques (pranayama) and postures (asanas) both standing and on the mat, and end with relaxation (savasana). Guided meditation will also be sprinkled in. Although this class is perfect for beginners, it is also an opportunity for any level to take a step back and rediscover the foundation of their practice.
-Thursdays, February 2 – 23 at 3:30 pm. $60 for the series
-This series is taught by Emmy Marquardt.

Indoor/Outdoor Pools

The Outdoor Pool hours:
– Monday through Friday from 9:15 am to sunset
– Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to sunset

The Indoor Pool Fall/Winter schedule can be obtained by clicking here. The rules for both Indoor and Outdoor Pools can be viewed by clicking here.

-Submitted by Jamie Mogus Mixson, The Lake House Manager

Tidelines Technical Difficulties Jan 2023

On Monday, January 30, 2023, Tidelines editors learned that some of our subscribers have not received emailed Tidelines posts since Friday, January 27. We contacted WordPress, our website host, and they are working to correct the problem. Although two posts went out as scheduled Tuesday, January 31, we are still experiencing some email issues. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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SIPOA Get the Scoop Series: Committees and What They Do

Mark your calendars for two upcoming Get the Scoop Events from SIPOA!

SIPOA Committees & What They Do
Wednesday, February 1, 4:30 pm
Oyster Catcher Community Center

If you are unable to attend in-person, you may join via Zoom.
Log into GateAccess for the link.

Have you ever served on one of SIPOA’s committees? If not, why not? Is it because you don’t understand what they are and what they do? If yes, but you are not currently serving, would you like to be updated on what the committees are currently doing?

Here is your opportunity to learn more. During the upcoming Get the Scoop program, committee representatives will be present to review the role and activities of each of the SIPOA committees. Requiring about 60 property owner volunteers, SIPOA’s committees have an essential role in providing information and recommendations to the Board.

Whether you are interested in serving on a committee, or simply want to understand more about what they do, this Get the Scoop program is for you.

We hope to see many of Seabrook Island’s property owners there. If you are currently serving on a SIPOA committee, thank you!

For up to date information on Get the Scoop events, check out the Activities & Events page on our website.

-Submitted by SIPOA