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  • This Week at Sea Island

    This Week at Sea Island

    Weekly guide to recreation, entertainment
    and dining.

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  • Social Lounge

    Check out our new Social Media Lounge.

    Explore various social channels including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more!

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  • Thanksgiving at Sea Island

    November 26-30, 2014

    Enjoy a variety of holiday activities for the whole family! Click here to download the complete schedule of events.

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  • Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Understanding Nonverbal Communication with Jan Hargrave

    November 28, 2014

    9 a.m.
    The Cloister Ballroom

    It’s a scientific fact that a person’s body gestures give away his true intentions.  Actually, over ninety percent of all face-to-face communication is nonverbal; thus, the silent messages of the body often reveal more than the spoken word in conveying true feelings and attitudes.  Jan Hargrave, expert in the field of nonverbal communication whose clients have included such luminaries as Bill Clinton, Kobe Bryant, Tom Cruise and Angelino Jolie.  The author of Let Me See Your Body Talk, Freeway of Love, Judge the Jury, Strictly Business Body Language, and Poker Face, she offers a wealth of detailed information concerning the “hidden messages” of the people around you as well as yourself.  Her fascinating presentation gives you the advantages you need to make in-depth character assessments during negotiations as well as an increased ability to form more successful and rewarding relationships.

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  • Christmas at Sea Island

    December 20-25, 2014

    Enjoy a variety of holiday activities for the whole family! Click here to download the complete schedule of events.

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  • Experience Sea Island

    during 2014 with 12 months of special offers

    Broadfield, A Sea Island Sporting Club and Lodge

    Opened in 2012.  This 5,800-acre sporting property is carved from the grounds of one of the South's earliest hunting clubs.

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  • Sea Island Creativity Conference

    February 13-14, 2015

    Expand your horizons and stimulate your mind by engaging with extraordinary thinkers and innovators from the arts, sciences, and media during Sea Island's creativity weekend. The two-day program includes talks, Q&As, activities, and socializing with visionaries across many different fields. We expect this 2nd Annual event to quickly become a tradition.

    Creativity Conference Hosts:

    Ecologist Dr. Mark Moffett and his wife and frequent expedition partner, Melissa Wells, will serve as conference hosts. “Sea Island is a gorgeous spot surrounded by nature (golden marsh lands, protected oyster beds, and sea turtles), with amenities for a rejuvenating and stimulating weekend. We were impressed with our experience at Sea Island and jumped at the chance to help create a conference of like-minded creatives.”

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  • Planning Guide

    Planning Guide

    September - November 2014

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  • Entertainment at Sea Island

    November-December

    Singer/Songwriter Series in the Spanish Lounge

    9 p.m. – Midnight
    Spanish Lounge

    Local singer/songwriters playing a diverse mix of original and cover music. Complimentary. No reservations necessary. Drink service available through River Bar.

    November
    November 22- DeFunk
    November 29- Chris Rider Duo

    December
    December 6- DeFunk
    December 20- Pace & Owen
    December 27- Chris Rider Duo

    Modern Day Speakeasy in the Clubroom

    November 26, 2014
    6:30-8:30pm
    Cloister Clubroom

    Experience a mix of jazz standards and some bluesy tunes from the 1950's and up through the decades to current day. Featuring Trina Meade, previous backup singer for LaFace artist Pebble. Trina also has toured and collaborated with Toni Braxto, Outkas, Phillip Baily of Earth Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder and the Indigo Girls.  Complimentary entry, cash bar. 

    Frances Cone Concert in the Spanish Lounge

    December 14, 2014
    7:30-10:00pm
    Spanish Lounge

    Join us for a special and intimate concert in the Spanish Lounge by “Frances Cone”  a Brooklyn-based indie-pop band.  Christina Cone (keyboards/vocals) with Jeff Malinowski (guitar/vocals), Andrew Doherty (bass/vocals), and Alex Baron (drums). Their lush three-part harmonies and intimate understanding of each other as players and people allow their sound to be both, enormous and intimate, huge but familiar. The band has already landed on year-end "Best Of" lists from the likes of Daytrotter and Vanity Fair, performed at marquee New York venues such as Bowery Ballroom and Webster Hall, and have had songs featured on FOX, MTV, and VH1. Frances Cone is currently on tour in support of their new self-titled EP, released in April of 2014.

    World Music Performance by Simrit Kaur

    December 28, 2014
    5:30-7:00pm
    Cloister Clubroom

    Experience a world music performance with Simrit Kaur on Sunday, December 28th.  This is a unique World music fusion performance which includes instruments from Africa and India.  Simrit Kaur, vocals and Harmonium (hand pumped small organ), Gordon Hellegers, a master KORA player (West African Harp instrument with 21 strings), Tripp Dudley (hand percussion)and Ezra Landis(guitars). 

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  • Sea Island Thanksgiving Squash Camp Featuring Squash Legend Peter Nicol

    November 26-29, 2014

    Join squash legend Peter Nicol for a rigorous and fun Thanksgiving weekend of squash instruction, analysis and training, along with a small group Georgian Room dinner.

    Nicol holds over 50 major international squash championships and sat at the top of the PSA World Rankings for more than 60 months during his career. One of the most successful professional squash players of all time, he brings a unique and interesting insight into the game of squash.

    Available to juniors with competitive squash experience ages 12 and up and adults with some squash experience. Adult and junior sessions are available individually or as a complete weekend package. For additional information and reservations contact Sea Island Squash Director Steve Hall, 912-638-5171. Limited availability.

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  • Cassina Holiday Homes Tour

    December 6, 2014

    10 a.m. -5 p.m.

    The Cassina Garden Club will hold their 30th annual Christmas Tour of Homes & Bake Sale on Saturday, December 6, 2014. The tour, “Jingle Bells and Seashells”, will showcase five beautiful homes and The Cloister on Sea Island, each with festive decorations including a seasonal arrangement designed by a Cassina member using local greenery.  The Cloister will be beautifully decorated with spectacular holiday floral arrangements, soaring Christmas trees and surprises to delight the eyes and ears! Special dining, shopping and lodging packages will be available. The famous Cassina Bake Sale, the most popular in the southeast, will offer a large assortment of beautifully packaged pies, cakes, Christmas cookies, and breads - many using recipes that have been holiday traditions in Cassina members’ families.  Also available will be jams and fruit baskets from members’ gardens. Bake Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Tour hours are 10 a.m. -5 p.m.

    Access to all homes will be available only via tour buses departing from Cassina’s historic tabby slave cabins at Gascoigne Bluff. For tickets, go to www.cassinagardenclub.org or call 912-399-1152.  Tickets are $45 in advance, $50 the day of the tour.  All tour proceeds benefit the preservation and restoration of  Cassina’s historic tabby slave cabins which are on the National Register of Historic Places. 


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  • New Years at Sea Island

    December 26, 2014- January 1, 2015

    Enjoy a variety of holiday activities for the whole family! Click here to download the complete schedule of events.


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  • Classic TV Weekend

    January 16-18, 2015

    Can you imagine a hotel room without TV? In 1985 that was the case at The Cloister (why would you want to be in your room watching TV when you can experience all that is Sea Island?). In January, we will commemorate 30 years of TV at The Cloister by hosting a Classic TV Weekend. Stars include Bob Eubanks from The Newlywed Game, Ed Asner from The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Dawn Wells from Gilligan’s Island and Jerry Mathers from Leave it to Beaver.

    Classic TV Weekend - Trivia Night with Bob Eubanks
    January 16, 2015
    8 - 9:30 p.m.
    Cloister Ballroom

    Kick off the weekend fulfilling your TV game show fantasy with Bob Eubanks as your host! Participate along with Ed Asner, Dawn Wells and Jerry Mathers as you test your TV knowledge. Teams named after your favorite shows will compete for the honor of being the Sea Island Trivia Night Champions. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Trivia begins at 8 p.m. Resort casual.

    Classic TV Weekend - Small Screen Soiree and Costume Party
    January 17, 2015
    7 - 9 p.m.
    Beach Club

    Walk the red carpet as your favorite TV character! Make sure you are camera ready, because tonight is your chance to mix and mingle with the stars as a TV star yourself. Dress as your favorite TV character and get transported to a time when Swanson was a household staple, everyone ate on trays, steak tartare and fondue were the quintessential hors d’oeuvres, smoking was allowed on airplanes and hairspray was as vital as water. Tonight our chefs delight your senses with a modern twist on classic party foods and a nod to the TV past. Costumes highly encouraged or cocktail attire. Reservations required.

    Classic TV Weekend - Panel Discussion and Q&A
    January 18, 2015
    5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
    Cloister Ballroom

    Learn behind-the-scenes tales of some of the most widely watched shows in the world with a Q & A session with Bob Eubanks, Ed Asner, Dawn Wells, and Jerry Mathers. Audience members may submit questions, so start thinking now. What would you like to know about their shows, the characters, actors and locations? Now’s your chance to find out. Submit your questions from 5-5:30 p.m. during cocktails and your question might get picked! Complimentary. Reservations required.

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