A wonderful time of year — and maybe my favorite — is upon us. Fall is very gorgeous in the Lowcountry. Humidity is very low and the weather outside is such a pleasant treat.
Our neighbors Diana and Joe Zokan celebrated their daughter Kelsey’s wedding to Aaron Allison at a beautiful afternoon affair at the Church of the Cross this past weekend. The family was busy all week preparing for the fun which was to also include a sit-down dinner reception on the front lawn of their beautiful home on the banks of the May River. A large tent was erected that included room for dancing and of course the band, flowers galore, and an absolutely divine wedding cake decorated in autumn colors.
The beautiful bride and her handsome groom mingled with the guests as everyone toasted the couple, dined on delicious food and danced the night away. Good wishes to the new couple and a happy life together from all of your neighbors.
Hooked on books
The Bluffton Book Festival is headed this way soon.
The festival will be held Nov. 16-18 at various locations in the area. The meet-the-authors event will be held on Calhoun Street from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Nov. 18. Among the authors present will be Bluffton’s own Ellen Malphrus along with many others. This is always fun and interesting. For full details go to the website blufftonbookfestival.com.
For those who love art
Four Corners Gallery and Charlene Gardner will host Marge Agin and Friends show for the second year Nov. 16-Dec. 1.
The exhibit will feature photography, ceramics and paintings. An opening reception will be held from 4-6 p.m. Nov. 16 at the gallery on May River Road. The party is free and open to the public.
For information call 843-757-8185 or visit www.FourCornersGalleryBluffton.com.
Elizabeth Slater will be the featured artist at an exhibit titled “Lowcountry Elements: A Natural Study” Nov. 13 through Dec. 10 at the Society of Bluffton Artists’ Gallery.
The opening reception will be held from 3-5 p.m. Nov. 19 at the gallery at 6 Church Street in Old Town and the public is invited.
SOBA is also holding its annual “12x12” canvases fundraiser Dec. 3. Each painting priced at $120 and painted by members.
For information visit http://www.sobagallery.comor call 843-757-6586.
If you love good music, you need to head to the Bluffton United Methodist Church at 3 p.m. Nov. 19 on Calhoun Street in Old Town. The Evolution Big Band, formerly the Stardust Orchestra will perform and what a swinging good time you will have. A free will offering will be accepted.
More information is at www.EvolutionBigBand.com.
Butter news spreads
Where is the butter — a staple in France for making sauces and for baking?
Mon Dieu, what would Julia Child say? I think I can imagine!
There has been a drastic drop in European dairy production and a great leap in world wide demand. Last year, butter lovers in France munched on 18 pounds per capita — more than 3 times the amount we here in the United States consume. Don’t even think they would switch to margarine. That would really be a travesty.
The cost of butter has risen to $8,000 per ton up from $2800 the year before. In the north of France, butter dominates in cooking while in the south of the country olive oil is favored.
Some shoppers are stock piling butter and I suppose we will be on tender hooks waiting to see what happens in the kitchens of France.
We will have our Pound Cake Extravaganza after our town election. Also get ready for the Bluffton Christmas Parade to be held December 2. Make plans to join the fun or to watch from the sidelines.
Babbie Guscio is the social columnist for The Bluffton Packet. She can be reached at The Store on Calhoun Street or at firstname.lastname@example.org.