2019/2020 Arts Council Season Planner Released

The Town of Kiawah Island Arts & Cultural Events Council is pleased to announce the 2019/2020 event lineup with the release of the new season planner. This marks the 16th Arts Council season and the calendar includes 24 exciting events, 6 piano bars and 4 art films. Download your copy today!
Charitable Contribution Spotlight: Reading Partners

Since 1999, Reading Partners has been helping to close the reading achievement gap for children living in poverty by producing measurable improvement in their reading skills. The program focuses on students in grades K-5 who are one month to 2 1/2 years behind in skill level. Twice a week during school hours, the students practice essential reading comprehension skills and develop their vocabularies with the individualized support of their tutor. Reading Partners has been a reoccurring recipient of the Town’s charitable contribution funding since 2017. Last year, they received $5,000 to support 90 struggling readers attending Angel Oak Elementary on Johns Island and Edith L. Frierson Elementary on Wadmalaw Island. Learn more about the program and ways to get involved in the Q3 issue of Town Notes, here.
Recycling & Solid Waste Reminders

Recycling and garbage must be inside their containers in order to ensure collection. Cardboard must be broken down and placed in the recycling container. Any cardboard, recycling or trash bags left outside of the container will not be collected.

Overflow garbage, recycling, and cardboard can be taken to the large capacity compactors at the Kestrel Court Recycling Center off of Sora Rail Road. This facility is easy to use. Simply place your material in the appropriate compactor and push the button. It does the work for you!

Recycling is collected island-wide every Wednesday, year-round. All recycling bins must be placed curbside by 7:00 a.m. except for backdoor service.

Garage collection takes place on either Monday or Tuesday depending on the street. Garbage must be out at the curb by 7:00 a.m. If you have backdoor service, please make sure cans are accessible. Find your day.
Turtle Patrol Update
Current Nest Count: 556
Nesting Season: May - October
Hatching has begun!

Turtle Patrol loves to share the sea turtle experience with guests and residents. Find out more on tagging along or observing a nest inventory here. Check out all the pictures from this t urtle patrol season on our  Facebook  and   Instagram  accounts.

Nesting/Hatching Reminders
  • Keep artificial lights off the beach at night during nesting season – this includes beachfront property lights, flashlights and flash photography, which can disorient nesting mothers and hatchlings. May through October all outdoor lighting facing the beachfront should be turned off from 9:00 p.m. to dawn. Free red flashlight filters are available at the Municipal Center and the Nature Center.

  • Always observe from a distance. Harming or interfering with sea turtles or their nests is against the law.

  • Keep our beaches and ocean clean by avoiding single-use plastics. Plastic bags and balloons are among the most common trash items found on South Carolina beaches and can cause injury or death when marine life mistake them for food (SCDNR). Read about Kiawah's recent ban on single-use plastics here.
Kiawah Conservancy Music in the Garden

The Kiawah Conservancy invites you to join them for Music in the Garden! Bring an appetizer to share, beverages to drink, and a chair to sit while enjoying live musical performances in the Demonstration Garden at Night Heron Park.  No reservations. Learn More.

The Kiawah Demonstration Garden (Night Heron Park near leisure trail)
5:00-7:00 p.m.

  • Thursday, August 15
  • Thursday, September 19
  • Thursday, October 10
Office Closure 
Monday, September 2 - Labor Day

Solid Waste Change 
Labor Day Service Change: Monday's trash will be collected Tuesday, September 3. All other days will be moved forward a day. No yard debris pickup that week. Twice per week trash collection (on Friday's) will end after September 7.

Brown Trash & Hazardous Waste Collection
Friday, September 6

All brown trash must be placed on the curb by 7:00 a.m. to ensure collection. Hazardous waste cannot be placed at the curb and must be brought to the Municipal Center (4475 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy.) for disposal between 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
For larger items such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, etc., please call Carolina Waste at 843-576-1100 to schedule a pickup at an additional cost. Learn More.
Next Event
Charleston Jazz Orchestra
All You Need is Love
Sunday, August 11 | 7:30 p.m.
East Beach Conference Center
Tickets: $25 Available now

Public Safety Committee – August 14 | 2:00 p.m.
Board of Zoning Appeals – August 19 | 3:00 p.m.
Planning Commission – August 21 | 3:00 p.m.
Ways and Means Committee – August 27 | 2:00 p.m.
Town Council Meeting – September 3 | 2:00 p.m.
Planning Commission – September 4 | 3:00 p.m.
Arts & Cultural Events Council September 5 | 2:00 p.m.
Public Works Committee – September 9 | 10:00 a.m.
Environmental Committee – September 10 | 2:00 p.m.
Public Safety Committee – September 11 | 2:00 p.m.
Board of Zoning Appeals – September 16 | 3:00 p.m.
Ways and Means Committee – September 24 | 2:00 p.m.
 * Meeting are subject to change

(843) 768-9166