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Sandcastle Events
Date: July 31, 2011 10:36AM

Mark your calendars for the following upcoming events at the Sandcastle:

Summer Sunset Buffet
Thursday, August 4, from 6-7:30 p.m.

Aloha oe! Bring your Hawaiian shirt, leis and appetites to a summer luau under the Sandcastle pavilion. You will enjoy a delicious, tropical meal prepared by the talented Castle Grille chefs and there will be a prize for the best Hawaiian outfit! Meal cost is $20 per adult and $10 per child under 10. You may RSVP will Grille Staff or in the Sandcastle lobby and reservations are requested by August 3. Payment should be made upon event check-in and you are welcome to bring a beverage of your choice or to purchase them separately from the Grille.

MUSC Mammograms
August 18, from 9 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

The MUSC Mobile Health Unit is coming to Kiawah! Mammogram screenings are open to all and will be held in the Sandcastle parking lot. Participants must be at least 35 years of age with no prior history of breast cancer. Insurance is not necessary, but those with insurance should bring their insurance card and MUSC will bill the provider. Appointments are required by August 12 and times are subject to availability.

Labor Day Weekend
Wrap up your summer at the Sandcastle! Throughout the weekend, we will have games and activities for the kids and the Grille will be open for business.

On Saturday, following a day-long workshop, the CSO Spiritual Ensemble will give a free concert on Labor Day Weekend at the Sandcastle from 5-6 p.m. This ensemble focuses on African-American spirituals and sacred music in a variety of performance settings. Attire is casual and we hope to see you there. Reservations are requested by Sept. 1.

Solar Energy Seminar
Sept. 28 at 2 p.m.

Did you know that South Carolina is the second best solar resource on the East Coast? As the cost of electricity continues to rise and the cost for implementing solar systems continues to fall, you may be considering the option of “going solar" in your own home. Please join EcoBilt Energy Systems for an informational seminar on solar energy, where they will discuss everything from the basics of how solar works and the process of integrating a solar power system into a home to what homeowners can expect as far as system performance and return on investment. Reservations for this complimentary event are due by Sept. 23.

Oct. 22, from 3-6 p.m.

Calling all animal lovers! Bring yourself and your furry friend to the fourth annual Dogtoberfest on Oct. 22 at Freshfields Village. This wine tasting will benefit the great cause of animal rescue, with rescue organizations on site to answer questions and show off a selecition of adoptable pups, both large and small. Raffle tickets for the event are currently on sale for $1 apiece or 7 for $5 at the KICA administrative offices (23 Beachwalker Drive) and the Sandcastle (1 Shipwatch Road), and may also be purchased at the event. You need not be present to win. Event tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the event and all profits will be donated to participating rescues. Each organization will have a selection of animals currently needing homes, and those interested in adoption may sign up to begin the screening process. To purchase raffle or event tickets, contact Sandcastle Member Services. Further details will be provided as they become available.

Calling All Kiawah Island Artists and Artisans!

For many years, the bi-annual Kiawah Island arts and crafts fest has provided a venue for all to enjoy the talented creations of island artists and artisans with fine art, photography, quilting, chocolates, woodworking, jewelry, and much more. If you would like to add your talent to the fall event, the Sandcastle welcomes you! From hobbyists to professionals, all are encouraged to participate in our seaside show and sale, held in the Sandcastle's spacious upstairs event room on Nov. 11 from 4-8 p.m. and on Nov. 12 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Booth reservations are due by Oct. 14 and payment details will be provided upon registration. Please note that crafts may be limited according to genre and preference will be given in order of reservation.

For further information or to register for any of these events, please contact Sandcastle Member Services at 843-768-3875 or

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