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Oscars leave me pining for old days of Hollywood

I was rather disappointed while watching the recent Oscars. Bring back Alec Baldwin -- he was a fabulous host. Most of the actors that were strutting about were wasting their time and ours. I haven't seen many of the movies that were up for awards and now I know why. Melissa Leo should have her mouth washed out for uttering that nasty word on television.

And for my fashion segment: Amy Adams' navy dress looked ghastly paired with that beautiful emerald necklace. Mila Kunis looked gorgeous, but she needs a vocal coach. My favorite look of the evening was Halle Berry -- hands down. She looked marvelous. Anne Hathaway is lovely and looks wonderful in clothes, but something was missing.

I am of the opinion that even the worst of the old movies are better than many of the new ones. I guess it's just like the photos taken of us years ago; they are starting to look pretty swell today. I love movie stars, glamour and all that goes with the Hollywood circus, but sometimes puffed-up egos block the view.

* Easter is rather late this year on April 24, but it is never too early to find a bargain in the clothing department. The annual Upscale Kids' Clothes Sale will be held Thursday through Saturday at Shell Hall on Buckwalter Parkway. The gently used clothing sale will open at 9 a.m. Thursday. Children outgrow their clothes so quickly it is silly not to try and find a great bargain or two. Details: 843-227-8208

* The Emily Dickinson International Society will hold its monthly meeting from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bluffton library. If you like to read poetry and discuss it, then this group is for you. Details: 843-815-2964

* The Bluffton Family Seafood House will host Palmetto Animal League at a fish fry and barbecue on March 14. There will be two seatings for the dinner and take-out service is available. Beer and wine will be for sale. Tickets are $20 and available at the restaurant, Bluffton Oyster Company and Animal House Thrift. Details: 843-645-1725

* The Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn invites children to a workshop to learn how to build a screech owl nesting box. Participants will learn all there is to know about owls and take home their own creation. All materials will be provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult to help construct the box. The cost is $25 a child. Space is limited and reservations are required. Details and to register: 843-689-6767, ext. 223.

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