To learn more about the Sandcastle Community Center, visit kica.us/sandcastle. Landscape Symposium and Plant Sale - April 28, 2017 KICA’s annual Landscape Symposium gives members an opportunity to hear from a group of expertly trained, experienced landscape professionals while getting one-on-one advice and guidance. At the Plant Sale, members can purchase beautiful native plants for their properties. All funds raised from plant sales are reinvested into KICA’s greenhouse operations and common-area plantings, helping to keep the island beautiful. Celebrate Kiawah - April 29, 2017 Join your neighbors for this annual social celebration of KICA members poolside at the Sandcastle with light hors d’oeuvres and beverages, live music and dancing. More details to come. Summer Programs, the Castle Grille and the Sandbar Summer programs include fun in the sun and activities for both the young and the young at heart. Kids’ Crafts will be offered at 2 p.m. each Friday for children ages 4-12. Kids can learn to hang 10 at our Surf Camp - held weekly by Tidal Trails, a KICA partner. Come celebrate our nation’s independence on the July 4 with live music, a traditional American buffet, and the annual kids parade around the pool. The Castle Grille and Sandbar open regularly for the season on Memorial Day weekend at the Sandcastle. Enjoy a flavorful lunch menu and cool summer cocktails and beer through Labor Day. For more information, visit kica.us/sandcastle. Dogtoberfest: Dogs, Dine and Wine - Oct. 28, 2017 Dogtoberfest: Dogs, Dine and Wine event at Freshfields Village will feature a variety of pet-related vendors, pet rescue organizations, a wine tasting, craft beer and delicious food. Spend the afternoon at Freshfields enjoying fun events like a pet costume contest, live music and great prizes. Proceeds benefit the participating pet rescue organizations. These groups provide food, shelter, medicine and care for rescued dogs, ultimately finding “forever homes” for these pets in need. For updates, follow Dogtoberfest on Facebook at facebook.com/dogtoberki. Autumn Oyster Roast at Rhett’s Bluff - Nov. 11, 2017 Shuck oysters, dine on delicious food and sip on your favorite libation under the stars at KICA’s annual Autumn Oyster Roast at Rhett’s Bluff. The event will feature local oysters and other Lowcountry favorites, as well as live music. Kiawah Island Art and Artisans Showcase - Spring Showcase: TBD, Fall Showcase: Nov. 10-11, 2017 Visit the Sandcastle’s spring and fall Art and Artisan Showcase, where talented local artists, crafters and photographers will display their unique and original works for viewing and purchasing. From gallery-ready watercolors, to festive scarves, to fine chocolates - there’s something for everyone!