Just to remind our readers, streets will be closed in downtown Charleston today, March 16 for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade begins at Radcliffe and King Streets at 10:00 am, proceeding down King Street. Making a turn onto Broad Street, the parade will end with the raising of the flag of Ireland at City Hall at 11:30 am.
Just to remind our readers, streets will be closed in downtown Charleston on March 17 for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade begins at Radcliffe and King Streets at 10:00 am, proceeding down King Street. Making a turn onto Broad Street, the parade will end with the raising of the flag of Ireland at City Hall at 11:30 am.
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Matt Johnson is the Director of Bird Conservation & Engagement for Audubon South Carolina. A native of South Carolina, Matt grew up in Columbia and attended Clemson University from 2003-2009. After receiving his graduate degree in Biological Sciences, Matt worked as a producer for the Emmy award-winning nature documentary entitled “Expeditions with Patrick McMillan.” In 2013, Matt left Clemson to begin working with Audubon as the Education Director at the Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest. In 2017, he transitioned to his current position, where he works on a variety of engagement projects across the state to promote bird conservation.
SIB will provide beverages including wine and coffee. We ask everyone to RSVP no later than March 25, 2019 so we will know how much wine to purchase and how many chairs to set up.
For only $10, you may join or renew your 2019 SIB membership the night of the event.
Don’t miss this chance to have another fun filled evening with our flock of Seabrook Island Birders!
-Submitted by Seabrook Island Birders
“The Miss Firecracker Contest”
April 12 – 28, 2019
From the Pulitzer Prize Winning Author of “Crimes of the Heart”
Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Beth Henley brings us another critically acclaimed masterpiece focused on the life of Carnelle Scott, a woman with a “reputation” in a small town. This explosive comedy focuses on the annual Miss Firecracker Beauty Contest as Carnelle struggles against all odds and the bizarre and ridiculous characters she encounters to win the crown and replace her tarnished title of “Miss Hot Tamale”. While a hilarious and masterful look at identity and southern culture, this often moving play explores everyone’s need to be loved and accepted.
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As spring arrives, it’s time to review water safety and survival skills, not just for ourselves but for our children, grandchildren, and guests. We live in a beautiful environment surrounded by water in swimming pools, lakes, rivers, creeks and the ocean. Because there are risks associated with coastal living, we need to be prepared to avoid drownings and other water related incidents.
Please take a moment to read this recent article from the Post and Courier about how to minimize risks and keep kids and adults safe around water. It could save a life.
-Submitted by Derek Fyfe, Director, WaterWise
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Come one come all to the Seabrook Community Blood Drive at the Lake House on Thursday, March 21 from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. The Red Cross has informed us that currently there is an emergency blood shortage with hospitals having less than a three day supply on their shelves – blood and platelets are being sent out faster than donations are coming in. You can help address this critical shortage by giving your blood on March 21. Contact Pep Logan at email@example.com or 843-768-0334 to schedule an appointment. You can also walk in at your convenience the day of the drive – just be sure to come – We need you!!
–Submitted by Pep Logan
High Water Festival
April 13-14, 2019
High Water Festival takes place on the Riverfront of N. Charleston, celebrating food, music, and libations, curated by Shovels & Rope. Click here for the line up of performers and tickets.
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The Charleston Coastal Choir will present ‘A Festival of Song’ on April 5, 2019 at 5:00 pm at Church of Our Saviour on Betsy Kerrison Parkway. Please come out to hear your friends and neighbors sing a lovely selection of music under the direction of Van McCollum.
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The Town of Seabrook Island has scheduled the dates for two free public shredding events in 2019:
- Spring Shredding Event: Friday, April 5, 2019 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
- Fall Shredding Event: Friday, October 11, 2019 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Both events will be held in the parking lot adjacent to Seabrook Island Town Hall (2001 Seabrook Island Road), and will take place rain or shine.
Attendees will be limited to three boxes (copy paper box or smaller) or three bags (kitchen trash bag or smaller) per vehicle. There is no need to remove binders, binder clips, paper clips, staples, rubber bands, or CDs/DVDs prior to shredding.
Shredding services will be provided by Shred360.
For more information, please call Town Hall at (843) 768-9121.
-Submitted by Joe Cronin, Town Administrator
The Charleston Symphony Orchestra presents
April 19-20, 2019
at the Charleston Gaillard Center
Joyce Yang, Piano
Ken Lam, Conductor
Click here to buy tickets
After becoming an instant hit with the CSO in 2017, beloved pianist Joyce Yang returns to Charleston to close out the season with a night of Russian romantic music. Yang will play Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, which Prokofiev pieced together from scraps of music he had written here and there over the previous years. The piece steadily grew in popularity, and is now considered one of the most cherished piano concertos ever written.
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Piano Concerto No. 3
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Symphony No. 2
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Do you know… who is allowed to bring firearms and fireworks onto Seabrook Island?
SIPOA has restrictions on who may bring a firearm onto Seabrook Island and limits the use of firearms and fireworks as outlined below:
- Fireworks are prohibited except for properly supervised and protected displays authorized in advance, in writing by SIPOA.
- No person other than a property owner or full-time resident may bring any firearm onto Seabrook Island.
- Discharging a firearm, pellet gun, air gun, slingshot, bow, and arrow, or any other weapon, for recreational, target or any other purpose, is prohibited except as authorized in advance, in writing, by SIPOA.
- Anyone making a fire on the beach must have prior written approval from SIPOA. Construction debris and treated lumber may not be used in beach fires.
These are from SIPOA Rules and Regulations, Section XI. A. and C.
Our Do You Know…? posts may be accessed at any time on the Tidelines website.
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Dr. Norman Levine, director of the Lowcountry Hazards Center at the College of Charleston, will explore potentially dangerous natural events unique to the Lowcountry during the Seabrook Island Natural History Group’s Evening Program on Wednesday, March 20, at 7:00 pm at the Lake House.
Category 2 or higher-level hurricanes visiting the coast in each of the last three years are just the most widely experienced of events that nature can produce along the Carolina shoreline. Dr. Levine’s work for the Lowcountry Hazards Center also includes studies of other hazards such as earthquakes, storm surges, sea level change, and the effect of crucial habitat loss due to increased urbanization along ecologically sensitive coastal areas. The Center serves as a clearing house for pre-and post-disaster activities and as an educational resource for Lowcountry residents and agencies.
In addition to his directorship of the Center, Dr. Levine serves as an Associate Professor at the College of Charleston specializing in the use of GIS technology for monitoring and predicting hazardous conditions, and is the author of over 100 publications in peer- reviewed journals and other educational outlets.
All Seabrook Island residents and their guests are welcome to attend Dr. Levine’s presentation in the Live Oak Room at Lake House. There is a $5 charge for non-SINHG members. Pre-registration is available sinhg.org.
–Submitted by Norm Powers for SINHG
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