Special Interest Groups

Seabrook Island Special Interest Groups – Master List

Seabrook Island Artist Guild

The Seabrook Island Artist Guild comprises over 100 members from Seabrook Island, Kiawah Island and Johns Island. Our members enjoy the beauty that surrounds us every day as well as learning from professional artist and each other, or simply enjoying our members’ artistic creations. Artists in the Guild use a variety of media to create their works including oils, acrylics, watercolor, sculpture, weaving and more, as well as artistic crafts.

The purpose of the Guild is to stimulate the creativity of its members by providing opportunities to learn, exhibit their art and collaborate regularly with other artists at monthly meetings, demonstrations, classes, art shows and workshops. We also encourage interest in art within the community through outreach and local exhibitions, acquainting the public with the work of our members, and supporting local art school programs.

Contact: Lee Fritz, Membership Vice President leefritz9393@gmail.com, or Patrick Connelly, President connellypatj@gmail.com

Website: https://www.seabrookislandartistguild.com/ 

Betsy Jones McDonald Live Demonstration | October 18, 1:30pm – 4:00pm at the Lake House Live Oak Hall

Pastel Workshop by acclaimed Artist, Amelia Rose Smith | 2-Day workshop on October 24-25, 9:30am – 4:00pm at the Oyster Catcher Community Center

Seabrook Island Garden Club

The objectives of the Seabrook Island Garden Club are to promote among its members and the community, an active, personal interest in horticulture and artistic design, as well as community beautification and ecology. The club supports educational outreach programs in the field of horticulture by way of scholarships and donations to various philanthropic endeavors. The Garden Club’s programs, events and special projects keep our members engaged through speakers, workshops, field trips and community events.

No green thumb needed to join! Let’s talk some dirt!

Contact: Karen Nuttall, President seabrookislandgardenclub@gmail.com 

Website: https://sigardenclub.blogspot.com/

Low Country Mushrooms & Microgreens | Do not miss the Seabrook Island Garden Club’s exciting October meeting, featuring our first guest speaker of the new season, Pam McClure, aka The Mushroom Lady of the Low Country Mushrooms & Microgreens.
Who knew the true power of specific mushrooms to help with inflammation, cholesterol, and fighting certain cancers? Mushrooms and microgreens are the two superfoods that pack a nutrient-dense punch. This presentation promises to be interesting and enlightening.
Pam, an Augusta native, along with her husband Chad, reinvented her former career with Myriad Pharmaceuticals (the genetics company that created the BRCA screening test) to focus on what can be grown naturally and organically for exceptional nutritional benefit.

Friday, October 14
Greetings & Refreshments: 9:30am
Business Meeting: 9:45am
Presentation: 10:00am with Q&As
Presenters: Pam McClure
*Non Garden Club members may attend for a $5 donation

Seabrook Island Natural History Group (SINHG)

The Seabrook Island Natural History Group is one of the island’s oldest and largest special interest groups dedicated to exploring the ecology, history, and culture of the Carolina Lowcountry. We offer an annual schedule of educational SINHG trips for members as well as six evening programs for the general public.

Contact: info@sinhg.org

Website: sinhg.org

Seabrook Island Photography Club

Our mission is to encourage and enhance photography on Seabrook Island.

Our meetings are on the third Thursday evening of each month except July and August, at The Lake House from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Our programs include meeting presentations from professional photographers, member image sharing, field trips, The Lake House wall hanging, photo seminars, and links to participate in photography shows. Members include beginners through professional-level photographers.

Contact: Maureen Healy, 404-873-3022

12 Easy Steps to Great Cell Phone Photographs
Friday, November 4 | 10:00am – Noon
SIPOA Property Owners Community Center – Oyster Catcher / North Beach
Free to the entire Seabrook Island Community (sign up in advance required)
Maximum attendees: 50-55
Contact Mauren Healy with any questions: mehealy@live.com

“The best camera is the one you have with you.” -Chase Jarvis, Professional Photographer and founder of Creative Live

For most of us that means your cell phone and the good news is that it’s an excellent camera! Learning a few new settings and techniques will enable you to take images of family, friends and scenes that will rival those taken with larger cameras. Images below all taken with an iPhone:


Come join us for a fun-filled and creative workshop on November 4th. Refreshments will be provided. Thanks to the Town of Seabrook Island for the Community Grant which makes this workshop possible!

Our instructor, Tim Belber, who uses his Trusts and Estates law practice to fund his passion for photography, has been an iPhone photographer and student since he got his first iPhone 5. He began leading cell phone photography six years ago. He has photographed with iPhone all over the world, and enjoys seeing participants in his workshop have ‘AHA’ moments when they realize what they can do with their cell phones.

Use this link to sign up today12 Easy Steps to Great Cell Phone Photographs

Monday Morning Bridge

Everyone is welcome and you don’t need a partner. We meet from 9:30 am – 12:00  pm.

Contact: Ilse Calcagno calcagno03@comcast.net 843-768-0317

Seabrook Island 9 Ball League

Contact: Timothy Ely – email: timothy.j.ely@gmail.com

 Genealogy Club (D.I.R.T. Digging Into Roots Together)

Our mission is to help people do family history research.  We get together twice a month as genealogists to share ideas and learn new approaches to online and in-person research.  It is about finding your family roots whether it is in the United States or overseas.  Learn how to organize, how to digitize your photos and documents, and how to build your Family Tree. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced, you will learn something new at each meeting.  We meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 1:30 – 3:30 pm, both at the Lakehouse Osprey 2 and virtually using zoom.

Contact: Lynn Baker, diggingintorootstogether@gmail.com, 845-242-2344.

Website: http://diggingtogether.blogspot.com/

Mah Jong

If you are interested, please contact: Anne Sutton at anne.sutton@bellsouth.net or call 416-931-2824.

Ladies Bible Study

Ladies Bible Study meets on Mondays, at 1:00 pm. All are welcome. For more information contact Lauren Sutton at lalasutton@aol.com.

Men’s Bible Study

The Men’s Bible Study that used to meet at Java Java before Covid-19 now meets virtually using Skype on Thursday morning from 8:00 am to 9:30 am. If you are interested in joining this Bible Study please reply to Bob Worst by email at uncledudley@outlook.com, and he will send you the needed information for joining.

Seabrook Island Coin Club

  • Meet on the third Tuesday of the month from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm in Osprey 1 Room at Lake House
  • All Are Welcome
  •  No Membership Fee
  •  Bring your collections (small or large) for a free appraisal
  • For more information call 843-768-0575

Seabrook Island Stitchers

The Seabrook Island Stitchers meet on Mondays at 11:00 am in Osprey 2 at The Lake House.

Seabrook Island Bridge Club at The Lakehouse

  • Mondays 1:30 (arrive by 1:15 ) & Fridays 9:30 (arrive by 9:15)
  • Bring a partner for a friendly game of duplicate at our ACBL sanctioned game or contact us below if you need a partner or have questions.


Meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in Osprey 1 at The Lake House. For more information, please contact Mariann at 808.333.6768.

Grief Support Group

Meets on the third Wednesday of the month. The next meeting is on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at 4:30 pm in the Eagle’s Nest Studio at the Lake House. New members are always welcome to join. Participants in the group include but are not limited to those who have lost a spouse as well as those who have lost a child.

For more information, please contact Mary Fleck at marybfleck@gmail.com or 908-208-6640.