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WHAT: Beachfront Lights Out.

WHERE: All seaward, beachfront properties.

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

MORE INFO: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service discourages the use of outdoor lights 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 is prohibited on the beach at night. This includes flashlights on phones.

 

Through May 18

WHAT: Learn to Code.

WHERE: Johns Island Regional Library.

WHEN: 3:30 pm to 5:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: Learn to code in a fun, friendly atmosphere, and join a sisterhood of girls like you as you discover how to use tech to solve real-life problems. This free, weekly after-school program for girls in third through eighth grade covers the concepts of programming in a safe and supportive environment. The club meets every Monday. This program is presented in partnership with the YWCA of Greater Charleston.

 

Tuesdays

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 and Bohicket Merchants Association. For questions, call Todd at 248-719-0076.

 

WHAT: Wine Tasting.

WHERE: FortyEight Wine Bar and Kitchen.

WHEN: 6 p.m.

MORE INFO: The tastings usually feature two to four bottles of wine and last until those bottles run out. Donations are accepted and all proceeds go to the Lowcountry Food Bank, a nonprofit that feeds families in need with warm, healthy meals.

 

Wednesdays

WHAT: Kids Fish.

WHERE: Bohicket Marina.

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

MORE INFO: For ages 4-14. Cost is $7 – includes bait, tackle, rod and reel. Co-sponsored by the Town of Seabrook Island and Bohicket Merchants Association. For questions, call Todd at 248-719-0076.

 

Second and Fourth Wednesday

WHAT: D.I.R.T. (Digging Into Roots Together).

WHERE: Lake House • Seabrook Island.

WHEN: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: If you are interested in genealogy and want to network with others who share your interest, or you would like some guidance in getting started on your own family history journey, please join us. For further information, check out the blog at diggingtogether.blogspot.com or email diggingtogether@gmail.com.

 

Thursdays

WHAT: Live music.

WHERE: The Andell Inn Hotel, Freshfields Village.

WHEN: 6 p.m. to 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. AndellInn.com.

 

Thursdays and Sundays

WHAT: Live music.

WHERE: FortyEight Wine Bar and Kitchen.

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

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

 

Third Saturday

WHAT: Sea Islands Cars & Coffee.

WHERE: Freshfields Village.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 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, contact Bruce Stemerman at bstemerman@gmail.com.

 

Friday, March 13

WHAT: The Duke University Chorale.

WHEN:  6:30 p.m.

WHERE: St. Philip’s Church, 142 Church St., Charleston.

MORE INFO: The Chorale will present a concert of sacred and secular music ranging from the Renaissance to contemporary works. Admission: free will offering. 843-722-7734, ext.237, pgould@stphilipschurchsc.org.

 

Saturday, March 14

WHAT: Seabrook Island Birders Youth Walk.

WHERE: Palmetto Lake • Meet at the Lake House parking lot.

WHEN: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

MORE INFO: Join the Seabrook Island Birders and the Seabrook Island Youth Group for a leisurely walk around Palmetto Lake. We can teach you birding and how to use binoculars. We will provide binoculars, but if you have your own, please bring them. Spring Migration will have just started, but maybe the ducks will still be there. We will see our usual songbirds and shorebirds. We will have to look to the skies for hawks and bald eagles, too. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, check out seabrookislandbirders.org.

 

WHAT: Charleston Men’s Chorus.

WHERE: Church of Our Saviour.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: Charleston Men’s Chorus, founded in 1990, has approximately 65 members. The group is directed by Ricard Bordas, and musician Pamela Nelson serves as its piano accompanist. Many of CMC’s offerings are by American composers, but musical traditions from around the world are also explored, from the madrigal and motet to folk songs and anthems. The program is sponsored by the Town of Kiawah Island Arts & Cultural Events Council. For tickets, which are free, visit https://www.kiawahisland.org/events/.

 

Sunday, March 15

WHAT: Quentin E. Baxter presents Chico Pinheiro.

WHERE: Turtle Point Clubhouse.

WHEN: 5 p.m.

MORE INFO: Sponsored by the Kiawah Island Arts & Cultural Events Council, this is the final concert in Baxter’s series. He and Pinheiro are excited to celebrate the music of a true master composer/educator of Brazilian music – Moacir Santos. Tickets, $25, are available at https://www.kiawahisland.org/events/.

 

WHAT: Pet Helpers “Shuck Your Paws Off” oyster roast.

WHERE: The Folly Beach Washout.

WHEN: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

MORE INFO: The event will support the Pet Helpers’ Dixie Emergency Medical Fund, which helps provide ongoing medical care for the shelter’s animals. It includes all-you-can-eat oysters, chili and hot dogs, along with live music by DJ inSAIN, a photo booth, raffles and an exciting silent auction. This is the third year Pet Helpers has hosted the event, and more than 100 guests are expected. Tickets, $25 in advance and $30 at the door, can be purchased by visiting Facebook.com/PetHelpers.

 

Tuesday, March 17

WHAT: Seabrook Island Birders • Shorebird Walk.

WHERE: North Beach, boardwalk #1.

WHEN: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

MORE INFO: Bob Mercer and Mark Andrews will lead several Seabrook Island Birders shorebird beach walks at North Beach this spring. We’ll be looking for shorebirds of all types, but watching especially for the very special visitors, the piping plovers and red knots. Overall, we hope to spot a nice variety of shorebirds as we work our way to the North Beach inlet. Cost: none for members, $5 donation for guests. For more information, check out seabrookislandbirders.org

 

Saturday, March 21

WHAT: Backpack Buddies Chili Cook-off.

WHERE: Bohicket Marina.

WHEN: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

MORE INFO: Mike Gorski and Friends are back again. Gorski and his buddies have generously secured $28,000 that will be used to match donations for Backpack Buddies programs made by the residents of Kiawah, Seabrook and Johns islands. The programs feed children on the weekend and during school holidays. To learn more, contact Gorski at 864-316-3894.

 

WHAT: Listen to Spring

WHERE: McLeod Plantation.

WHEN: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission’s non-profit partner, the Charleston County Parks Foundation, will host a fundraiser featuring the Charleston Symphony. The Charleston Symphony Brass Quintet will take attendees on a musical journey from New Orleans to Broadway, with detours to Europe and South America along the way. Tickets are $75, and proceeds will go to support the foundation’s Pass It Forward Project. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be included. Tickets are available at CharlestonCountyParksFoundation.org.

 

Monday, March 23

WHAT: The Scouted Studio at the Sea.

WHERE: Timbers Kiawah.

WHEN: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

MORE INFO: This “pop-up” art event will feature pieces for sale by local and regional artists such as Suzanne Leonard (Blue Moon Art), Kate McClure and Jenan McClain, showcasing a variety of styles and techniques conveying South Carolina’s Lowcountry lifestyle. Call 843-867-7100 to RSVP.

           

WHAT: In the Mix

WHERE: Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St., Charleston.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: In the Mix: A Conversation with Ranky Tanky, is the Spring 2020 installment of the College of Charleston Arts Management Program’s music industry speaker series. It features a discussion with host and drummer Quentin Baxter with the other members of the quintet about their recent Grammy win, touring and managing, and their original songs inspired by Gullah culture and traditions. A reception hosted by the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture will follow in the Hill Exhibition Gallery in The Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts. Limited free tickets are available to students and the public at inthemixrankytanky.eventbrite.com.

 

WHAT: Learning Together on the Golf Course – Ocean Winds.

WHERE: Birding on Ocean Winds Golf Course • Meet at Island House.

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

MORE INFO: Each Monday, one of the golf courses is closed, so join us for a morning of birding by riding in golf carts for at least nine holes. We expect to see a large variety of birds. Cost: none for members, $5 donation for guests. For more information, check out seabrookislandbirders.org

 

Tuesday, March 24

WHAT: Chris Groves – Abstract Painting workshop

WHERE: Oyster Catcher Community Center

WHEN: Also March 25 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MORE INFO: The cost will be $195 for members and $225 for non-members. Please register with Bob Lefevre at rodory@gmail.com, and send your check, made out to Seabrook Island Artist Guild and marked “Chris Groves Abstract Workshop,” to Ann Demitruk at 2460 The Haulover by March 1.  

 

Wednesday, March 25

WHAT: The Resilience of Coastal Communities: Preserving Culture Environment and Craft.

WHERE: Gibbes Art Museum.

WHEN: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

MORE INFO: Changing climate, populations and lifestyles have impacted longstanding traditions of coastal communities. Join us for an interactive evening merging art, culture, and science with Cultivate SciArt and Albert George, director of conservation at the South Carolina Aquarium.

 

Thursday, March 26

WHAT: The Kyiv Trio.

WHERE: Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: Charleston Music Fest will present the Kyiv Trio – three virtuosos from a similar background: violinist Nazar Pylatyuk, cellist Natalia Khoma and pianist Volodymyr Vynnytsky. The all-Beethoven performance will include two of his most celebrated trios – Trio Op.1 No.1 for violin, cello and piano and Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97, Archduke Trio. General admission is $25, and tickets can be purchased online at music.cofc.edu, by calling 517-980-1295 or at the door. All students can attend for $10 admission at the door.

 

Friday, March 27

WHAT: Charleston Coastal Choir Spring Concert – “On the Lighter Side.”

WHERE: Church of Our Saviour • Johns Island.

WHEN: 5 p.m.

MORE INFO: Admission is free, although donations are gratefully accepted. Come listen to your local friends and neighbors sing and perform in our fun spring concert!

 

WHAT: The Low Country Boilers Band.

WHERE: The Lake House • Seabrook Island.

WHEN: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

MORE INFO: Enjoy the classic rock band the Low Country Boilers – sing, dance or just listen and make a donation to the water safety and swim lessons program for local underprivileged first and second graders at Mt. Zion and Edith Frierson schools. 

 

Saturday, March 28

WHAT: Seabrook Island Birders • Birding Beyond Our Backyard.

WHERE: Huntington Beach State Park.

WHEN: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

MORE INFO: This is SIB’s first excursion to this state jewel but we expect it to be worth the two-plus hour drive. The park is known as one of the best birding sites in the Southeast. Cost: none for members, $5 for guests. Park admission: $8 for adults, $5 for seniors. For more information, check out seabrookislandbirders.org

 

Sunday, March 29

WHAT: Seabrook Island Birders • Shorebird Walk.

WHERE: North Beach, boardwalk #1.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon

MORE INFO: Bob Mercer and Mark Andrews will lead several Seabrook Island Birders shorebird beach walks at North Beach this spring. We’ll be looking for shorebirds of all types, but watching especially for the very special visitors, the piping plovers and red knots. Overall, we hope to spot a nice variety of shorebirds as we work our way to the North Beach inlet. Cost: none for members, $5 donation for guests. For more information, check out seabrookislandbirders.org

 

Monday, March 30

WHAT: College of Charleston Orchestra.

WHERE: Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, 126 Coming St., Charleston.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: The College of Charleston Orchestra will perform a spring concert conducted by Yuriy Bekker. The program will include Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, Jean Sibelius’ Finlandia and Camille Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto (featuring soloist Maria Savelyeva). Admission is free, with $20 suggested donation for adults. For information, contact CofC Concerts at 843-953-6315 or visit music.cofc.edu/concerts/cofc-ensembles.

 

Friday, April 3

WHAT: Arts etc. Kiawah House Tour.

WHERE: Kiawah Island.

WHEN: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

MORE INFO: The 20th annual Kiawah Arts etc. house tour features five homes with wonderful artwork, architecture and views of the island. Proceeds benefit arts programs for the youth of Johns and Wadmalaw islands and other local art organizations. Tickets, $55, may be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com, keyword 2020, Kiawah Art and House tour.

 

Saturday, April 4

WHAT: Bus to the Bridge Run.

WHERE: The Lake House.

WHEN: 5:50 a.m.

MORE INFO: The Lake House will once again be chartering a bus to take Seabrookers and their guests to and from the Cooper River Bridge Run. Cost: $30. The bus will leave promptly at 5:50 a.m. from the Seabrook Island Real Estate parking lot. The bus will leave from behind the Aquarium parking garage once all participants have finished. For more information or to register, please contact The Lake House at 843-725-1581 or jmogus@sipoa.org.

 

Sunday, April 5

WHAT: Lowcountry Cajun Festival.

WHERE: James Island County Park.

WHEN: Noon to 6 p.m.

MORE INFO: The 29th annual Cajun Festival will feature a full day of Zydeco music, authentic Cajun and Creole food, children’s activities and more. Charleston’s best Cajun restaurants, caterers and food trucks will cook up a variety of delicious foods. Those who prefer a tamer menu will have the option to partake of Lowcountry favorites such as seafood and Southern barbecue and traditional festival foods including hot dogs, snow cones and funnel cakes.

 

Monday, April 13

WHAT: The Scouted Studio at the Sea.

WHERE: Timbers Kiawah.

WHEN: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

MORE INFO: This “pop-up” art event will feature pieces for sale by local and regional artists such as Suzanne Leonard (Blue Moon Art), Kate McClure and Jenan McClain, showcasing a variety of styles and techniques conveying South Carolina’s Lowcountry lifestyle. Call 843-867-7100 to RSVP.

 

Wednesday, April 15

WHAT: Charleston Green Drinks with the South Carolina Aquarium.

WHERE: Bay Street Biergarten.

WHEN: 5:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: Green Drinks is mostly for people working on environmental issues, but anyone can come – people from environment groups, business, government, academia and individuals.

 

Friday, April 17

WHAT: Charleston In-Water Boat Show.

WHERE: Briston Marina and Brittlebank Park, Charleston.

WHEN: Friday, April 17: Noon to 6 p.m.

               Saturday, April 18: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

               Sunday, April 19: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

MORE INFO:Boats of all sizes, marine products, services and more will be on display both in and out of the water. There will be more than 50 different boat brands, including powerboats, jet boats, skiffs, cruisers, ski boats and yachts. This family-friendly event offers pirate scavenger hunts, face painting, live entertainment and food trucks. New this year is the Women on Water boating education classes hosted by Marine Max.Tickets range from $5 to $10 and are available at CharlestonInWaterBoatShow.com.

 

Saturday, April 18

WHAT: Charleston Outdoor Fest.

WHERE: James Island County Park.

WHEN: Saturday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

               Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 MORE INFO: The two-day event features a multitude of activities. Guests can try their hand at paddle sports such as kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddle boarding in the calm waters of James Island County Park’s lake. A variety of other outdoor recreational sports will be offered for all ages and abilities: experience a mountain biking course; try out the sports of slack lining and archery; scale the climbing wall; or test out the park’s disc golf course. For more information, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com or call 843-795-4386.

 

Saturday, April 25

WHAT: Charleston RiverDogs’ annual 5K Race

WHERE: Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park

MORE INFO: Registration for the RiverDogs’ 17th annual 5K Race is open at rileyparkevents.com. The 5K course around the park culminates at home plate. Registration includes a race bib, a “Make Fun” ball cap, post-race food and beer and a ticket to that evening’s game against the Augusta GreenJackets. Fans can pre-register for $30 until March 1, $35 from March 2 to April 12 and $40 from April 13 to April 24. Registration will cost $45 the day of the race.

 

WHAT: Mullet Haul Trail Run.

WHERE: Johns Island County Park.

WHEN: 8:30 a.m.

MORE INFO: Both the 5K and 10K races will begin at 8:30 a.m. Following the races, awards will be presented to the top runners, and all participants are invited to relax and enjoy food and cold beverages. Registration is open through April 23 at CharlestonCountyParks.com/MulletHaul or by calling 843-795-4386. Late registration and packet pickup will be available on race day from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.

 

Night Heron Park calendar

For more details and reservations for the following activities, including times for Nature Tours, please visit www.kiawahrecreation.com 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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