Do you know where Amos and Lynn Miller Hicks are?
You have heard, I am sure, of the familiar "Where's Waldo" books? Well, much like with Waldo, if you look real hard you'll find Amos and Lynn.
When you get a chance, nip into the new Kroger megastore on Hilton Head Island, and there you will get a great surprise.
Amos has a newfound calling. "Cheese, please" is what you'll be saying to the new head of Murray's Cheese Shop. Amos can be found helping customers choose the perfect fromage from the marvelous selection the store has on hand. If I know our dear artist, he will be carving fabulous creations out of the aged cheddar and Swiss cheeses.
Lynn Miller Hicks now goes by the new moniker Chef Lynn Michele in the gourmet takeout section of the store. Lynn is in charge of creating and cooking delightful takeout food for all of us who might be too busy to do it ourselves.
So if you find yourself in that neck of the woods, stop in and you will be in for a fun treat with these two food artists.
May River Theatre Company is planning a wonderful evening for Bluffton folks. The theater is holding its annual fundraiser at The Pine House in Old Town. Cris Groenendaal, who was the third actor to play "The Phantom of the Opera" on Broadway, will perform March 13-15 to help raise money for the theater.
Groenendaal originated the role of Andre in the Broadway production of "Phantom," then played the Phantom on Broadway and with three major companies in more than 860 performances. Other Broadway credits include: "Sweeney Todd," "Sunday in the Park With George," "Passion" and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." He has also played many roles with major opera companies, including the title role in "Candide." His solo Broadway/cabaret show has been featured with symphony orchestras across the country.
Broadway pianist Sue Anderson will accompany her husband. Anderson has worked with the Broadway and national touring companies of "Pirates of Penzance," "Me and My Girl" and "Cats" in addition to playing in the orchestra pits of many Broadway shows and conducting pop concerts with many orchestras across the country.
The opening night fundraiser, "It's All About the Arts," is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 13. Tickets are $75, which includes admission to the show and shuttle service from the theater to the fundraiser at The Pine House and back. Food and beverages will be served, and silent and live auctions of various art forms will be featured.
Tickets for the performances are $35. Performances are at 8 p.m. March 13 and 14 and a 3 p.m. matinee March 15.
Reservations may be made by calling the box office at 843-815-5581 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The annual All Saints Episcopal Church garden tour is hosting an exhibit of all original art inspired by gardens. You can enjoy this exhibit through March 22 in the first floor corridor of Hilton Head Hospital. Many of the paintings are for sale with a portion of the proceeds funding area charities. The Exhibit of Floral Art is open to the public daily from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The 27th annual All Saints garden tour, "A Potpourri of Gardens," will be held May 17. This is always a very fun event, and if you love gardening this should be just your thing.
I was at the "Bluffton Branding" party recently. The new logo and tagline were revealed: "Bluffton -- Heart of the Lowcountry." In the negative space above the two F's in Bluffton a heart is formed. We also were shown a video of various scenes in town. It was very interesting. The new campaign will be used to show the country how wonderful Bluffton is. Bluffton is still "a state of mind" to most of us and now we can show we also have a heart ... but we already knew that.
There is a treat at Hampton Hall we can all enjoy. A designer showhouse decorated by the talented team of designers at John Kilmer Interiors invites you to visit their creation at 52 Shelburne St. in Hampton Hall. Tickets are $10 with all proceeds benefiting Lowcountry Foundation For Wounded Military Heroes, a wonderful group of people doing great things. The showhouse will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Details: 843-785-2227
Babbie Guscio is the social columnist for The Bluffton Packet. She can be reached at The Store on Calhoun Street.
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