WHAT: SIGC Patriotic Mailbox Contest

WHERE: Seabrook Island

WHEN: Now through June 29

MORE INFO: Decorate your mailbox for the Fourth of July. How to enter contest: Send your address ONLY to: The deadline is June 29.  The first 30 addresses will be eligible for the Most Patriotic Mailbox Blue Ribbon Award.


WHAT: Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem

WHERE: Gibbes Museum of Art

WHEN: May 24-Aug. 18

MORE INFO: The only Southern venue selected to host the first traveling exhibition highlighting the full breadth of The Studio Museum in Harlem’s permanent collection. Exhibition includes works by Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, David Hammons, Fred Wilson, Kerry James Marshall, Titus Kaphar, Kehinde Wiley and Lorna Simpson. Black Refractions is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share these incredible works of art with the Charleston community. For information visit


WHAT: Beachfront Lights Out

WHERE: all seaward, beachfront properties

WHEN: 9 p.m.- 8 a.m.

MORE INFO: US Fish and Wildlife Service discourages the use of outdoor lights when not required, in order to protect nesting sea turtles. When on the beach at dark, use red filters on flashlights. Artificial light such as flashlights without filters are prohibited on the beach at night. This includes flashlights on phones as well.


WHAT: Seabrook Island Photography Club exhibit

WHERE: Seabrook Island Real Estate office, 1002 Landfall Way

WHEN: Through June

MORE INFO: Member’s works will be on display in the lobby of the real estate office. Rotating exhibit includes works for sale. This display is in addition to the display currently hanging at the Lake house. For further information visit






WHAT: Family Trees

WHERE: Walton Hall at St. John’s Parish, 3673 Maybank Hwy.

WHEN: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (beginning August 13)

MORE INFO: Begin exploring the process of clearing title for heirs’ property by defining the family tree. For more information or to make an appointment for an initial assessment call 843.810.1036


WHAT: Farmer’s Market
WHERE: Freshfields Village
WHEN: 4 – 8 p.m.
MORE INFO: Shop locally grown organic produce along with specialty food products, delicious treats, fresh seafood and Lowcountry crafts. Or come hungry and enjoy BBQ, take-away dinners, sweets and more.


WHAT: Charleston Coastal Choir

WHERE: Church of Our Savior

WHEN: 1 p.m.

MORE INFO: Local, mixed community chorus, open for membership. Season runs October through March. For information contact Director of Music, Van McCollum at 404.401.0678 or




WHAT: Family Oriented Tours and Activities

WHERE: Nathaniel Russell House

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: Family tours start on the half-hour between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm. Docent-led scavenger hunt tours, historic games and toys in the garden. for information and to purchase tickets for the date and museum house you would like to attend.


WHAT: Kick-it at Bohicket

WHERE: Bohicket Marina

WHEN: 6:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: Face painting, a balloon artist, DJ and sand art bracelets. Co-sponsored by The Town of Seabrook Island & Bohicket Merchants Association. For questions call Todd at 248.719.0076.


First and Third Tuesdays

WHAT: The Charleston County Public Library Bookmobile

WHERE: Parking lot behind Hege’s

WHEN: 10-11 a.m.

MORE INFO: Bookmobile is back the first and third Tuesdays of the month.  The schedule for the summer is June 19, July 3 & 17, August 7 & 21.



WHAT: Block-In Art Class

WHERE: Todd & Huff Art Center, Bohicket marina

WHEN: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

MORE INFO: Class covers line drawing, drawing with a brush, transparent wash, alla prima, monochrome value underpaintings, toning a canvas, working wet into wet, and glazing. See or for details.   


WHAT: Kids Fish

WHERE: Bohicket Marina

WHEN: Check-in at 8:30 a.m., Fishing from 9-10 a.m. and 10-11 a.m.

MORE INFO: For ages 4-14. Cost is $7.00- includes bait, tackle, rod and reel. Check-in 8:30- Fishing 9-10 a.m. and 10-11 a.m. Co-sponsored by The Town of Seabrook Island & Bohicket Merchants Association. For questions call Todd at 248.719.0076.


WHAT: Timbers Kiawah Concerts in the Courtyard

WHERE: The Courtyard between Hege’s and Java Java (Freshfields Village)

WHEN: 6-8 p.m.

MORE INFO: Join Timbers Kiawah in The Courtyard every Wednesday for live music with Chris Dodson, outdoor kids games, local art and beverages provided by Timbers Kiawah. The series will run through Wed., Aug. 29.


WHAT: English Conversation Club

WHERE: John’s Island Regional Library

WHEN: 2 p.m.

MORE INFO: Practice speaking English with a small group. Beginners to advanced learners welcome. A children’s program and/or craft will be provided during the club meeting. Registration is not required; call 843.559.1945 for more information.


WHAT: Starlight Cinema

WHERE: Freshfields Village

WHEN: 8:30 – 10:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: Movie under the stars Wednesdays through Aug. 15. The free, outdoor movies feature recent hits and classic favorite family favorites. Guests are encouraged to bring beach chairs and blankets.


WHAT: Beginning Oil Painting

WHERE: Todd & Huff Art Center, Bohicket marina

WHEN: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

MORE INFO: Class includes drawing, composition, color theory and painting techniques. See or for details.   



WHAT: Live Music at The Andell Inn

WHERE: The Andell Inn Hotel, Freshfields Village

WHEN: 6-8 p.m.

MORE INFO: Relax with cool jazz every Thursday evening in the lounge of the Andell Inn Hotel. Drinks and food available. No cover charge. 843.793.6050.

Thursdays & Sundays

WHAT: Live Music

WHERE: 48 A Wine Bar

WHEN: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: Featuring 48 wines by the glass every day. For details visit



WHAT: Acrylic Painting and Pottery

WHERE: The Frog Gallery

WHEN: 10-noon

MORE INFO: Beginner to intermediate classes include individual instruction in drawing, composition and color. Students can work in clay on the wheel or use the slab method to create. Techniques on glazing will be taught and projects will be fired off site. $40 per person and includes all materials. Contact Donna Horack 843.343.4170 to reserve space.




WHAT: Johns Island Farmers Market

WHERE: Charleston Collegiate campus, 2024 Academy Rd.

WHEN: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: Local farmers, vendors and artisans, live music, food trucks. Charleston’s only year-round market.


Third Saturday of the Month

WHAT: Sea Islands Cars & Coffee

WHERE: Freshfields Village, Kiawah

WHEN: 9-11 a.m.

MORE INFO: This free event will feature antiques, classics, exotics, concepts and any other cool cars. Coffee and other refreshments available for purchase by Java Java Coffee House. If you have any specific questions about the event, please contact Bruce Stemerman at




Friday, June 7

WHAT: Reggae Nights Summer Concert

WHERE: James Island County Park

WHEN: Gates 7:30 p.m., Show 8 p.m.

MORE INFO: Signal Fire open the summer concert series. Bring a chair or blanket. Food available on-site. Tickets $10 at the gate. For details visit


WHAT: Jazz on the Harbor

WHERE: SC Aquarium

WHEN: 7-10 p.m.

MORE INFO: Jazz up your Friday night plans with an open-air concert overlooking the Charleston Harbor as you stroll through the Aquarium’s galleries. Sustainably sourced small plates from our Good Catch partners and a beer and wine bar provided with ticket purchase. Event is 21+. For more information and to purchase tickets visit


WHAT: SIB Beyond our Backyard

WHERE: Meet at SIRE parking lot

WHEN: 7:30 a.m.–noon

MORE INFO: Located on Wadmalaw Island, the Bears Bluff Fish Hatchery has a self-guided tour around the perimeter of the 31-acre facility. See examples of the South Carolina Lowcountry’s natural habitat and conservation work being accomplished by staff at BBNFH. Participants cross a previously impounded estuarine area, which is naturally reverting back into coastal marshland as well as a freshwater pond where birds, turtles and alligators are often visible. Visit or send an email to to attend or with questions.


Saturday, June 8

WHAT: Beer, Bubbles, & Blends!

WHERE: Palmetto Scent Studio

WHEN: 4-6 p.m.

MORE INFO: Palmetto Scent Studio & FortyEight-Wine Bar & Kitchen team up to help you celebrate Dad. Ticket includes creating a custom-scented candle or room spray and a glass of beer, sparkling wine or bubbly non-alcoholic refreshment to enjoy while you create. Head to FortyEight for a bite to eat while you wait for candles to cool. Sprays can be taken home right away. Product variations & upgrades available on-site. Tickets are $20 advance-purchase or $23 day of the event.


Monday, June 10

WHAT: Blue Bicycle Author Series

WHERE: Halls Signature Events, 5 Faber St.

WHEN: 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon

MORE INFO: Have lunch with one of Charleston’s favorite authors Mary Alice Monroe. Enjoy three course lunch by Executive Chef Robyn Guisto, excellent company and a copy of Mary Alice’s newest book, The Summer Guests. Tickets $64, and include lunch and a signed hardcover first edition. For tickets and info visit


WHAT: Timbers Kiawah Straight to Art

WHERE: Timbers Kiawah Clubhouse

WHEN: 4-6 p.m.

MORE INFO: Kirsten Lindsay will give a live painting demonstration and artist Renee Fox will be on site. Bites and libations will be served. A portion of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Kiawah Cares foundation. For more info visit


WHAT: SIB Learning Together

WHERE: meet at Island House for ride along the golf course

WHEN: 9–11a.m. 

MORE INFO: A morning of birding from golf carts for at least 9-holes on Ocean Winds golf course. Expect to see a large variety including double-crested cormorants, egrets, herons, bald eagles and other birds of prey as well as some smaller birds like Eastern bluebirds and warbler species. Maybe some of our summer residents have arrived. Visit or send an email to if you would like to attend or have questions. 


Thursday, June 13

WHAT: Hops and Vines

WHERE: Welcome Center at McLeod Plantation Historic Site

WHEN: 5:30–7:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: Enjoy wine, beer, and live music from Lane Doss while experiencing the beauty of this historic site. Roving interpreters will be on-site to illustrate McLeod’s storied history. Admission includes 2 drink tickets. Additional drinks will be available for purchase on-site, as well as food truck fare from Jonny Poppers and Fam’s Brewing.

Tickets are $15, ages 21 and up only. For details visit



Friday, June 14

WHAT: Disaster Awareness Day

WHERE: Seabrook Island Club

WHEN: 10 a.m.-noon

MORE INFO: Get a crash course in disaster preparedness from Town, County, and State Emergency Management officials. Prizes will be raffled off throughout the event with the opportunity to win an Amazon Echo! The program followed by a free lunch. Co-sponsored by the Town of Kiawah Island and Town of Seabrook Island. Gate passes will be available at the Seabrook gate house by referencing Disaster Awareness Day.


Sunday, June 16

WHAT: Father’s Day at the SC Aquarium

WHERE: SC Aquarium

WHEN: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

MORE INFO: Spend Father’s Day at the Aquarium. On June 16, Dads enjoy complimentary admission with a paying guest or child. Visit for details.


WHAT: Free Drink for Dad!

WHERE: FortyEight-Wine Bar & Kitchen

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

MORE INFO: Come in for Sunday brunch or dinner and Dad will receive a complimentary bloody mary or house bourbon/cocktail. Make your reservations today on or call our wine bar at 843.768.2245.


Wednesday, June 19

WHAT: Champagne Palmer Tasting

WHERE: FortyEight-Wine Bar & Kitchen

WHEN: 6pm

MORE INFO: If you’ve never heard of Champagne Palmer, you’re in for a real treat. Come on in for a complimentary wine tasting and then get 10% off your dinner bill that evening. To guarantee a dinner table after the tasting make a reservation on or call our wine bar at 843.768.2245.


Sunday, June 23

WHAT: Cruising for a Cause

WHERE: aboard the Carolina Girl

WHEN: 2-4 p.m.

MORE INFO: Enjoy a 2-hour cruise aboard the Carolina Girl. Boarding is at 1:45 p.m. at St. Johns Yacht Harbor, 2408 Maybank Hwy. Nonrefundable tickets are $50 per person, which includes music and cruise. Guests may bring their own small cooler with beverages and snacks. All proceeds benefit Pet Helpers. Visit for info and tickets.




Night Heron Park calendar

For more details and reservations for the following activities, including times for Nature Tours, please visit or call the Heron Park Nature Center at 843.768.6001. All events are open to the public. *Nature Tours available daily. Times are tide dependent. May 27 – June 10, 2011 Hours: Open Daily from 8:30 a.m. – 5 …

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