On volunteering, vegetables and 'Deliverance'

info@islandpacket.comMay 30, 2012 

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

    8 ounces goat cheese, softened

    8 ounces cream cheese, softened

    1/2 cup sour cream

    1/4 cup mayonnaise

    2 tablespoons half and half

    1/2 cup chopped chives

    Salt and pepper to taste

    Mix everything well. Put in the icebox for several hours. Serve with French bread or crackers.

Do you love horses? The Bits of Love Visiting Equine Therapy Program, a nonprofit program helping those with special needs, would love your help. The group takes its miniature horses on visits and is looking for volunteers to do that, help with barn work and care of the horses. Details: 843-757-3338, www.bitsoflove.org.

* If you have not been able to get your vegetable fix on Thursdays at the farmers market on Calhoun Street, take heart. The Buckwalter Farmers' Market is open from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays. The market is set up in the field opposite the CareCore National Building. The market is one of six in Beaufort County. Details: www.buckwalterfarmersmarket.com.

  • Have you seen the movie "Deliverance"? It is hard to believe, but the movie is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The Chattooga River Festival will take place June 22-24 and is a joint effort of Clayton, Ga., and Long Creek, S.C. The Chattooga River is federally protected by the U.S. Forest Service and is great for kayaking and whitewater rafting. If you saw the movie, you know what I mean. There are several beautiful lakes and the spectacular Whitewater Falls in South Carolina's Sumter National Forest nearby. To see a video of the whitewater rafting, go to www.aaa.com/go. This might be a nice, cool getaway for a weekend and you might want to watch "Deliverance" before going.

  • * Happy Mother's Day to all of the "Bluffton mamas" out there. See you at the Village Festival on Saturday!

    Babbie Guscio is the social columnist for The Bluffton Packet. She can be reached at The Store on Calhoun Street.

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