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14 Aug 2020
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In these COVID days, socially distant activities are popping up left and right to fulfill our need to be active, educated and entertained. There are some really fun ones coming up shortly, and they cover all the bases.  Not only that  -  they are all FREE. Check out one or all of the following. You can take part from the comfort and safety of home (or your luxury home on Isle of Palms).  

Socially distant exercise class

Towne Centre is the terrific outdoor shopping center, just over the Isle of Palms Connector in Mount Pleasant.  They have the whole gamut of shopping and dining options, from large retailers like Barnes and Noble and Belks, to smaller specialty ones like Hairy Winston and Athleta. Athleta is offering a virtual summer “SWEAT” fitness series.  They have classes in Vinyasa Yoga, Booty & Abs, Barre, HIIT and more. Upcoming dates are Wednesday, August 19th and August 26th.  Classes are on Zoom and start at 6:00 p.m.  They are completely free, although you do need to register.   You can do so here.  During each class, they’ll choose someone participating to will a $50 Athleta gift card.  

Outdoor movie night!

The Town of Mount Pleasant is cranking up its outdoor movie night series once again.  The 11th Annual Waterfront Music & Movies has officially kicked off.  It’s outdoors and on Fridays, so it’s a perfect socially distant activity for the whole family. The venue is Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park.  You’re encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs, wear a mask and be socially distant, while you watch a movie with Charleston Harbor and the Ravenel Bridge as a scenic backdrop.  Admission and parking are free, and there’ll be food and drinks available for purchase.  It runs from 6:30 p.m. till 10:30 p.m. each Friday evening, with the movie starting at sunset. They’ve picked some fun flicks… first up is “RV” (tonight, August 14th), then on August 21st it’s “Yesterday,” and “Enchanted” will play on August 28th.  

Marine education virtual summer camps by SCDNR

Tuesday mornings at 10:00am, the SCDNR hosts fun virtual marine biology interactive summer camps.  First there’s a brief talk about the week's hot topic, then a hands-on craft activity using basic supplies you probably already have at home. You can ask questions live, and it lasts about 30 minutes or so.  It’s a perfect way to learn about ocean life while being socially distant! Following are upcoming camps.  Just click on the title to register; you’ll get more details with your confirmation email. August 18th: Reptiles - Paper roll snake August 25th: Jellyfish - Paper plate jellyfish September 1st: Sea Turtles - Plastic bottle sea turtle   You can also watch recordings of their past virtual camps.  Check these out… All About Invertebrates - Egg carton spider crabs Horseshoe Crabs - Paper plate Horseshoe crabs Discover Fish - Burrfish art What is an Estuary? - Edible estuary Super Squid - Dissection and squid craft Shark Senses - Clothes pin shark Diamondback Terrapins - Design a terrapin Shorebirds - Build a shorebird   So check out these socially distant activities coming up in the next week or so.  And if you’re ready to book that luxury house on Isle of Palms, just give us a call at EP.

All best, Lowcountry Lisa your Isle of Palms vacation blogger

photo: Town of Mount Pleasant