CRBR Unveils 2023 Artwork: Race Day April 1, 2023

The Cooper River Bridge Run, this week, announced the official artwork for the 46th annual run. The 10K race is scheduled for Saturday, April 1, 2023. Park Circle artist, Marcus Cripps designed the contest’s winning illustration. The artwork will be featured on all 2023 event t-shirts, posters and marketing materials for the third largest 10K in the country. Registration is open!

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(Photo credit:  Charleston area sports commission)

Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch Sep 30 – Oct 30

Since 1997, the Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch has grown to be one of the largest fall festivals in the state. Now in its 26th year, this event has become an autumn tradition that brings people of all ages together for a day of good old-fashioned fun on the farm.

Included with admission:

  • Family Friendly Halloween Tractor Tour
    • Boone Hall Farms Giant 8-Acre Corn Maze
    • All American Petting Zoo & Pony Rides
    • Bunny Rabbit and Nature Exhibits
    • All American Pig Races 3-Times Daily
    • Two of SC’s Largest Jump Pillows
    • Inflatable Giant Slide and Obstacle Course
    • Doc Magic’s Fun Time Variety Show
    • Swings, Spiders, and Slides, Oh My! (Farm Play Structures & Equipment)
    • Live, Interactive HoneyBee Exhibit
    • Rubber Duck Races
    • Farm Football
    • Complimentary Balloon Art
    • Ask a Farmer Interactive Series
    • Homegrown Stage Live Performances

Additional fee required:

  • New – Pumpkin Chunkin (Launch pumpkins with a giant slingshot)
  • Face Painting & Body Art

The Pumpkin Patch will be open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from September 30 through October 30.

For more information on the Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch click here.

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(Image credit:  boonehallplantation.com)

Pony Up for CATR Movie Night Oct 22

Bring the whole family for some fun at the farm!

Pony Up for CATR Movie Night
Saturday, October 22, 2022
4:30 to 8:30 pm
Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding
2669 Hamilton Road, Johns Island

Kid-friendly games, a photo booth, a cake trot, a spin-to-win game with fun prizes, and our 4th Annual Pony Up Stick Horse Derby await! Enjoy a delicious dinner from the Dashi Food Truck and dessert from King of Pops.

Relax with a glass of wine, a beer, or a signature fall cocktail. As the sun goes down, kick back and watch our feature film, Flicka

All proceeds benefit CATR’s talented herd of therapy horses! Our amazing equine partners provide the connection between our students, volunteers, and instructors, which is the core of all that we do.

Event t-shirts and CATR hats are also on sale and orders close on September 22.
Click here for additional information, tickets, and more.


Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding (CATR) empowers children and adults with disabilities to enjoy more active and fulfilling lives through therapeutic horsemanship. Since establishment in 1991, CATR’s purpose has been to provide quality therapeutic riding sessions. Seven Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) certified instructors, 150 volunteers, and ten horses work together to serve over 150 students each year in a variety of specialized programs.

-Submitted by Norm Powers for CATR

Don’t Miss Annie at the North Charleston PAC – Oct 28-30

Holding onto hope when times are tough can take an awful lot of determination, and sometimes, an awful lot of determination comes in a surprisingly small package. Little Orphan Annie has reminded generations of theatergoers that sunshine is always right around the corner, and now the best-loved musical of all time is set to return in a new production – just as you remember it and just when we need it most.

Annie, directed by Jenn Thompson, features the iconic book and score, written by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin. This celebration of family, optimism, and the American spirit remains the ultimate cure for all the hard knocks life throws your way.

The event will be held at the North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418, on October 28-30, 2022 and doors open one hour prior to show time. Parking costs $10. Tickets and more information are available now through this link.

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(Image credit: northcharlestoncolesiumpac.com)

Charleston Symphony Orchestra on Seabrook October 16

In celebration of its 35th Anniversary, the Town of Seabrook Island is sponsoring a performance by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

4:00 pm on Sunday, October 16, 2022
On the lawn at Seabrook Island Lake House
2319 Seabrook Island Road

Yuriy Bekker, CSO’s Principal Pops Conductor, will conduct the orchestra in a program that will include a broad range of outstanding music at this hour-long free event. Click here to view the program.

Bring your own blankets, chairs, and refreshments. Parking at The Lake House will be limited, so carpooling and alternate modes of transportation such as walking, biking, and LSVs are recommended. In the event of rain, the performance will take place at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 3871 Betsy Kerrison Parkway, Johns Island.

– Submitted by Town of Seabrook Island

(Image credits: Roger Steel, CSO)

Andell Bluff Public Preview Sep 22

In advance of their formal approach to the Town of Seabrook Island, the team at Bohicket Marina will be be previewing their vision for Andell Bluff on Thursday, September 22, 2022, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at The Lake House in the Live Oak Room. Seabrook Island residents are invited to attend the presentation and afterward connect directly with Mike Shuler and the design team over snacks and refreshments.

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SIPOA Board of Directors Meeting September 19

The SIPOA Board of Directors will hold its regular monthly board meeting on Monday, September 19, 2022, at 1:00 pm. Property owners may attend the meeting to be held in the Oyster Catcher Community Center. It will also be live-streamed through Zoom.

To access the Board Meeting Agenda and Consent Items, log into GateAccess using your property owner login information.

  • From the menu, click on Community Documents.
  • Scroll to Agenda – Board of Directors Meeting 09/19/22.
  • Click the link in the right-hand column.
  • Instructions for attending the meeting remotely are included on the agenda. If you do not have your login information, please email receptionist@sipoa.org. 

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 significant 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.

-Submitted by SIPOA

CLS September and October Programs

The Charleston Library Society has a varied program of events including story hours, author visits, music, and workshops.

To see other Library Society events in September and October, click here and scroll down to September 2022.


Established December 28, 1748, the Charleston Library Society has a rich history as a “cultural institution for life-long learning, serving its members, the Lowcountry community and scholars through access to its rich collection of books, manuscripts and archival material and programs promoting discussion and understanding of the ideas they contain.”  For more information, see their website here.

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(Image credit: CLS)

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

Boone Hall Fright Nights Sep 24 – Oct 30

Prepared to be scared! Celebrate Halloween with a creepy night of fright! Come experience The Lodge at Willow Ridge, Freaks World of Oddities, and the Sinister Cinema Haunted Hayride – Extended Directors Cut.

Boone Hall Fright Nights 2022 will be open the following nights:
September 24 – Opening Night
September 30 – October 1
October 7-9, 14-16, 20-23, 27-30

There will be two types of tickets available for the 2022 event and these will only be sold online. Tickets will be limited for each night and once those are sold out, there will be no other tickets available for that night either online or at the event. Due to the popularity of this event and significant demand on select evenings, many nights are likely to sell out. It is strongly suggested that you purchase tickets at your earliest opportunity as there will be no additional tickets available once a night is sold out.

For complete information and tickets, click here.

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(Image credit: boonehallplantation.com)

Charleston Weatherman Speaks to the Exchange Club of Kiawah-Seabrook

Club President Jack Wilson with Bill Walsh, guest speaker at the September 14, 2022, Exchange Club meeting

“Be ready” was the priority message delivered by local weatherman Bill Walsh at the September 7 Exchange Club of Kiawah-Seabrook dinner meeting. Bill, Chief Meteorologist and Executive Producer for WCSC-TV CBS Charleston, has lived in the area since 1986 and he has an encyclopedic knowledge of the impact of major storms on the low country. This is a very unusual year, according to Bill: there were no hurricanes in the Atlantic in August, and that hasn’t happened since 1950. And while the peak of hurricane season is September 10, there still has yet to be a significant storm in the Eastern U.S. One of the factors impacting the storm cycle is that there is a great deal of Saharan sand in the atmosphere off Africa and that’s not good for storm formation. 

Bill encouraged members to “Be ready for that one storm, we’re not out of the woods yet,” since the hurricane season runs until mid-October. The water temperature is currently 84 degrees which is plenty warm to accelerate storm formation in the weeks ahead.

In terms of preparing for a large storm, Bill encouraged members to “be fluid in your preparation,” prepare for challenges with evacuation as the population growth on Johns Island will add congestion to Main and River Road evacuation routes. He also encouraged people to evacuate if a storm is coming, stating that if Hurricane Hugo had hit Edisto Beach, the storm surge would have been more than 20 feet. 

Beyond broadcasting local weather each day, Bill is an author of suspense novels and is on the Board of Directors for Ronald McDonald House Charities. He’s a retired Lt. Colonel in the Air Force Reserve and a two-time Emmy Award winner. 


The Exchange Club of Kiawah-Seabrook holds dinner meetings about every two weeks, providing an opportunity for fellowship and fun, along with a guest speaker discussing some aspect of life in the Lowcountry.  Other activities include an annual holiday event and excursions to the Charleston Symphony throughout the year.

If you are interested in learning more about us, please fill out a membership application form here, or contact Bob Leggett at rmlegg8@gmail.com.

-Submitted by Thad Peterson for the Exchange Club of Kiawah-Seabrook

SIAG Hosts Demonstration By Betsy Jones McDonald October 18

Seabrook Island Artist Guild (SIAG) welcomes Betsy Jones McDonald
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
1:30 – 4:00 pm
The Lake House
Live Oak Hall

Betsy Jones McDonald will provide a live demonstration of her “primary colors only, plus white” style of painting. She will be focusing on a marsh scene with an emphasis on clouds and reflections. The demonstration will be held during the October Seabrook Island Artist Guild meeting.

Betsy Jones McDonald started drawing and painting as a child and has continued her lifetime pursuit of painting ever since. She studied fine art at Columbus State University in the late 80’s. McDonald worked in design and advertising in the early 90’s, furthering her eye for great composition. Her love of large-format painting in oils was discovered when she spent a summer painting murals for schools in Columbia, S.C. Her love of painting our local surroundings was instant. She paints using only the primary colors (red, yellow and blue), plus white and custom mixes all of the beautiful colors for her paintings. Her emphasis is on both color and brushstroke.

Betsy states, “I love the colors of the marsh and the way they change with the seasons, light and tides. Every time that you look at the marsh, you see something different and I am fascinated by that.”

Betsy is represented by Perspective Art Gallery in Mt Pleasant, S.C. and also at Keepsakes at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, S.C. She also teaches oil painting and color mixing through her workshops in Mt Pleasant, S.C. You can find more information about Betsy and her paintings by visiting www.betsyjonesmcdonald.com  and follow her on Instagram at www.instagram.com/betsyjonesmcdonald_art.

For more information on the Guild’s events, workshops, and membership, visit www.seabrookislandartistguild.com

-Submitted by Bonnie Younginer, Seabrook Island Artist Guild

(Image credit: Betsy Jones McDonald)