Dive into a free movie and more this week
Allison Nugent – Wednesday, July 10, 2013
While there has been a slight slowdown in our outdoor events calendar the last couple of weeks, we’re back in full-tilt mode.
Get your weekend off on the right foot with the Dive-In Movie series at The Sanctuary pool at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, One Sanctuary Beach Drive.
Families are invited to swim or lounge at the pool while watching this week’s film, “Rise of the Guardians.” Featuring an all-star cast of voices, including Chris Pine as Jack Frost, Alec Baldwin as Santa Claus, Isla Fisher as the tooth fairy and Hugh Jackman as the Easter bunny, this group of Immortal Guardians face off against Pitch (Jude Law) to protect the innocence of children all around the world.
The movie, which begins at 8:45 p.m. Thursday, is free and open to the public.
For more information, go to www.kiawahresort.com or call Leisure Services at 768-6253.
Music on the Green
Freshfields Village continues to rock the Green with its Friday concert series, Music on the Green.
From 6-9 p.m., enjoy live music by PlaneJane, dubbed as one of the “best party bands” in the Carolinas. Performing hits from the ’60s to today, they have six vocalists and utilize horn-section solos.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Guests are encouraged to bring a beach chair or blanket.
Freshfields Village is at the crossroads of Kiawah, Seabrook and Johns islands. Go to www.freshfieldsvillage.com for more.
As in years past, the Folly Beach fishing pier plays host to a series of tournaments throughout the summer, and these continue with an event Saturday.
Grab your fishing rod, or if you don’t have one, rental equipment will be available, and head out for a full day of fishing fun. Tournament hours are 6 a.m.-4 p.m., with prizes awarded at 4:15 p.m. Prize categories include adult angler, lady angler, youth angler (12 and under), senior angler (60 and over), total weight of five fish and king mackerel. A maximum of two rods may be used at one time.
Online registration is available at www.ccprc.com/fishing but ends the Thursday prior to each tournament. On-site registration begins at 6 a.m. the day of the event. Registration for Charleston County residents is $10 for ages 13 and older, $8 for seniors and those under 12, and $13 for king mackerel; registration for noncounty residents is $13 for ages 13 and older, $8 for seniors and those under 12, and $13 for king mackerel.
Parking fees are a separate charge from registration fees.
Call the Folly Beach fishing pier at 588-3474.
Summer Concert Series
Another event at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is the Saturday Summer Concert Series.
Held on The Grant Lawn from 5-8 p.m., this week’s free show will feature Palmetto Soul, a band that bills itself as a true variety group, performing hits from “the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, the classics from years gone by, and today’s hottest contemporary hits.”
This family-friendly event is open to the public. Attendees are invited to bring beach chairs or blankets. Outside alcoholic beverages are not permitted.
James Island County Park’s summer concert series Reggae Nights continues this weekend with a performance by De Lions of Jah.
The Jacksonville, Fla.-based band performs covers and original music from its two CDs. Fusing traditional roots music with contemporary dance hall and dub influences, the band has stylized its sound on the likes of Bob Marley and The Wailers, Steel Pulse and Morgan Heritage.
Hungry concert-goers can purchase Caribbean-style dishes, pizza and other festival foods at the event. Crafters and other vendors will be set displaying local handmade crafts and souvenirs available for purchase.
Bring your blanket or chairs and enjoy a night in the park. Outside alcohol and coolers are prohibited.
The family-friendly show starts at 8:30 p.m., with gates opening at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8, with Gold Pass holders and those younger than age 12 getting in for free.
James Island County Park is at 871 Riverland Drive. For more info, go to www.ccprc.com/reggae.
A favorite monthly event of locals and visitors alike, Second Sunday on King Street will be 1-5 p.m.
With a portion of King Street closed to vehicular traffic, folks are invited to spend an afternoon strolling, shopping, dining and enjoying Charleston at its finest.
The July event will feature numerous promotions and events at various shops and restaurants.
To print out a free parking voucher, go to www.2ndsundayonkingstreet.com.
Kick It at Bohicket
On Tuesday, the Bohicket Marina Merchants’ Association will host the weekly Kick It at Bohicket event, a free family fun night featuring music, a jump castle, face painting and a variety of games and activities.
Sponsored by the Bohicket Merchants Association and the town of Seabrook, kids can get their face painted, enjoy the offerings from a balloon artist, play games and take a turn in the jump castle as the adults get out and shag to the beach music.
The event will be 6-9 p.m. (weather permitting) at Bohicket Marina and Market, 1880 Andell Bluff Blvd. on Seabrook Island. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Marina restaurants and shops. Call 768-1280.
Kids’ Fish Tournament
If you’re looking to keep the kids busy during the day Wednesday, a great $5 option is the Kids’ Fish Tournament, a weekly event sponsored by the Bohicket Marina Merchants’ Association.
Children ages 5-13 can fish during two sessions, from 9-10 a.m. or from 10-11 a.m. (weather permitting), with prizes awarded in each age category for the biggest fish caught.
The cost includes a pole and all the bait you can use.
Kiawah Sundown Fest
Yet another weekly event, this one at Night Heron Park on Kiawah Island, is the Kiawah Sundown Festival.
From 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, enjoy a live band, Southern lawn games and an inflatable bounce house.
Night Heron Grill will be open extended hours throughout the event.
Admission is free.
For more information, call 768-6253 or go to www.kiawahresort.com.
Another event happening at Freshfields Village is the Starlight Cinema movie series.
Playing this week is the heart-warming “Dolphin Tale,” a film based on the true story of Winter, a dolphin who survived, against the odds, when she lost her tail after getting caught in a crab trap line.
The free outdoor screening will begin at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday on the Village Green.
Guests are encouraged to bring a beach chair or blanket.