Kiawah Island Digest January 2019 - Page 4

KIAWAH ISLAND DIGEST | 5 4 | KIAWAH ISLAND DIGEST FEATURED EVENTS KICA Board Meeting Monday, Jan. 7 | 1 p.m. Beachwalker Center (23 Beachwalker Drive) All KICA members are invited to attend the bi-monthly board meetings. These meetings are held at Beachwalker Center (23 Beachwalker Drive) on Mondays (every other month) at 1 p.m. with member comments sessions held before and after the meeting. NEW YEAR’S DAY 5K (11 A.M. - 12 P.M.) POLAR BEAR PLUNGE (11:45 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.) TUESDAY, JAN. 1 Ring in the New Year with a beach fun run at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. This fun run will begin at the Sanctuary beach access, running east toward the Ocean Course 1.55 miles, turning around and heading back to the finish line in front of the Sanctuary Hotel. Would you like to view meetings, but can’t attend in person? View the livestream by visiting kica.us/livestream at the start of the meeting. Conservation Matters Tuesday, Jan. 15 | 3 p.m. Join Dr. Richard Porcher at The Sandcastle as he shares the story of how man and nature have shaped the Lowcountry. Over the last 11,000 years, man and nature have worked together to shape today’s Lowcountry, creating a rich and diverse landscape that offers much for the naturalist to behold and enjoy. Come to Conservation Matters and rediscover the Lowcountry landscape with Dr. Richard Porcher - famed local botanist, author, and dynamic speaker. This program is sponsored by the Kiawah Conservancy, Town of Kiawah Island, and Kiawah Island Community Association. RSVP at KiawahConservancy.org. Afterward, plunge into the New Year at the 2019 Polar Bear Plunge. Come and celebrate new beginnings with us as we gather on Kiawah’s beach, just in front of the hotel to plunge into the Atlantic. Bring your own towel to this complimentary event. ART FILM AT THE SANDCASTLE JAN. 18 | 3 P.M. The power of music: The Music Instinct: Science and Song provides a ground-breaking exploration into how and why the human organism–and the whole ebb and flow of the cosmos–is moved by the undeniable effect of music. This follows visionary researchers and accomplished musicians to the crossroads of science and culture in search of answers to music’s deep mysteries. Sponsored by the Town of Kiawah Island’s Arts Council. OUR WORLD - JANUARY 2019 THURSDAYS | JAN. 10, 17, 24 AND 31 | 3 P.M. Our World is a complimentary educational lecture series produced by KICA that provides members with presentations by local experts on a wide variety of subjects. A light selection of wine and cheese will be provided and members are encouraged to interact with speakers following their discussions. January features four informative programs: Jan. 10: Shyam Sriram, Ph.D. – Refugee Resettlement Jan. 17: Colonel Mark Mykleby – Resilience Jan. 24: Hope Mizzell – South Carolina’s Climate Report Card Jan. 31: Michael Denson, Ph.D. – Rising Coastal Water Levels *The Jan. 31 Our World presentation will be held at Beachwalker Center (23 Beachwalker Drive). Email sandcastle@kica.us by the Wednesday before the presentation you wish to attend. SEE MORE ISLAND EVENTS AT KICA.US/EVENTS OR SUBMIT AN EVENT AT KICA.US/SUBMITEVENT