The Bluffton Historic Preservation Society invites you to have a "Gone With the Wind" themed afternoon tea today at The Heyward House from 2-4 p.m.
Kim Poovey , local author and reenactress , will a performance and lecture based on the classic book and film "Gone With the Wind." The Sugaree Cafe will provide the lovely nibbles.
Reservations must be made in advance and tickets are $30 each.
Call The Heyward House at 843-757-6293 for inquiries and reservations.
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Speaking of the Heyward House, listen to this. This one is for the birds -- literally.
You can buy a ticket for $10 and have a chance to win a spectacular handmade birdhouse.
This is not just any old bird house but a replica of The Heyward House lovingly made from rare materials, old tin and wood by the famous Larry Smith.
Larry sells his wonderful birdhouses every year at The Bluffton Village Festival. If you have seen his houses, you know how special they are. He researches old architecture and original historical buildings throughout America, and what he comes up with is nothing short of spectacular. They are wonderful as an art piece inside or for use for a feathered guest outside.
I urge you to buy a ticket because it is a small price for this lovely creation.
Stop by The Heyward House if you would like to see this unique bird-home.
Drawing for the winner is soon so do not tarry. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the many programs of The Historical Society.
Call 843-757-6293 for information.
The Telfair Academy and The Jepson Center in downtown Savannah have a terrific exhibit titled "Monet and American Impressionism" that will be on display through Jan.24, 2016.
The exhibition highlights the work of more than 20 American artists whose work was greatly influenced by French Impressionism. These artists inspired a very unique American style of painting in the late nineteenth century. America has very much embraced French art and culture as this exhibit will show. There will be four beautiful paintings by Claude Monet on display which have never been seen in person by many of us.
Also provided is "The Spirit of Monet Plant Collection," courtesy of the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in the Jepson Center.
The selection of flowers is inspired by the works of Monet and will be available for purchase at select retail garden centers.
A nice treat on Nov. 14 is the Free Family Day hosted by The Telfair Academy and The Jepson Center.
You are invited to bring the whole family and enjoy a day of artistic pursuits. You can tour the Monet exhibit inside and have lots of fun in Telfair Square at an event sponsored by Dick Blick Art Materials. Try your hand at plein air painting, make water lilies, learn how to mix colors and enjoy a story time.
What a lovely outing and a special way to spend family time together in a very educational way. If you have a group of more than ten people who would like a guided tour of the Monet exhibit, you may reserve a time and day by calling 912-790-8827 or emailing email@example.com.
ELECTION THANK YOU
Congratulations to our Mayor Lisa Sulka for her landslide victory last week.
We will head back to the polls soon for the runoff council election and may the best person win. I would just like to thank all of the candidates in the race. It is wonderful there are so many caring people who put their names on the ballot so I think you are all winners.
Babbie Guscio is the social columnist for The Bluffton Packet. She can be reached at The Store on Calhoun Street.