KICA Annual Reports 2015 - Page 16

15 Upcoming Events Kiawah Presents: Our World Our World is a complimentary educational lecture series that provides island residents 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. Presentations occur on Thursdays at 3 p.m. (unless otherwise noted), and reservations are due the day prior to each presentation. Sessions in 2015 include: • Feb. 3 and 10 (9-11 a.m.): Mini Course on Internet Security. Topics include malware, the signs of infection and the differences in protection software. • Feb. 12: Understanding the Holocaust Through Art. Presented by Sandra Brett, director of cultural arts programming for the Charleston Jewish Federation. • Feb. 18 (Wednesday): How the Jenkins Orphanage Affected the Jazz Music Culture in Charleston. Presented by Dr. Karen Chandler, College of Charleston professor and co-founder of the Charleston Jazz Initiative. • March 12: Presentation by Amy Walter, political analyst, national editor, NPR producer and journalist, and PBS contributor. Topic TBD. • March 19: 1941-2015: The Continuing Relevance of World War 1. Presented by Dr. Bryan Ganaway, faculty fellow and director of the International Scholars Program at the College of Charleston. • March 26: Bachwards Bach. Presented by Dr. Robert Bakos, professor emeritus, Neurology Department, University of Rochester School of Medicine. • April 9: Economic Barriers Around the World. Presented by Dr. Hollis France, professor of Political Science at the College of Charleston. • April 16: Photography Club presentation. • April 23: The Curious Mr. Catesby: A Truly Ingenious Naturalist Explores New Worlds. A collaboration with the Kiawah Island Club. • May 1: Kiawah Goes to the Dogs: Charleston Riverdogs vs. Hickory. Educational Opportunities Each spring and fall the Sandcastle offers educational classes on a variety of topics. Along with ongoing favorites like Opera Lite, Mahjong and Bridge Lessons, there are a few new programs to try. Some of the educational classes may have an associated fee. More educational opportunities will be offered throughout the year so be sure to view the KICA community events calendar at kica.us. Community Groups and Clubs Looking for a way to socialize with friends and neighbors, learn a new skill, help out the surrounding community or simply have fun? There are a variety of community groups and clubs on Kiawah that offer something for just about everyone! Visit kica.us (Community/Groups and Clubs) for more information. Sea Islands Food Truck Rodeo Sunday, April 19 Kick off the spring on the Freshfields Village Green with the Sea Island Food Truck Rodeo. Food trucks from across the Lowcountry will gather on the green, offering up eclectic cuisine. The event will also feature live music, beer and wine as well as a silent auction. The rodeo is a joint program of the Kiawah Women’s Group, Kiawah Cares and the Kiawah Island Community Association. A portion of the proceeds benefit Sea Island school children.