Dear Friends –
What a beautiful weekend. Tonight, I’m sharing the crazy amount of cool things to do this Saturday, April 13th on the Island!
Yesterday the boys and I participated in the fabric art Batik workshop with #CultureHHI held at the Island Rec Center. I loved this community event because it was so very local – using indigo – which has historical roots on the Island – and art – featuring local species!
We each selected an animal – alligator ? for Gray, fish ? for Hale and turtle ? for Reed. Then, we drew our own version of the animal using pencil on linen and then traced our drawings with glue. This weekend, we’ll head back to finish the piece with Island-centric indigo dye! The final tapestry will be inclusive of all pieces and displayed at the Rec Center. I encourage you contribute to the tapestry – it’s free to participate and the next session is this weekend 🙂
Now, onto just a FEW highlights for this Saturday, April 13th…
– Amelia White Cemetery clean-up starting at 8am! Located next to Greens Shell Park on Squire Pope Road, bring rakes, chainsaws and other equipment to help restore and protect this important historical cemetery! See detailed flyer of needs below.
– Create your own Batik piece for the community tapestry – details below and here.
– Two weeks ago I wrote about Hilton Head Island Elementary School – the field trip to the Barnwell/Cotton Hope Archaeological Dig Site. Now there’s an opportunity for the community to participate – check it out below!
– Coligny Plaza will host the Art League Fundraiser/Artist Market too! Should be a beautiful day to shop and stroll (and maybe sip while you’re at it with a wine smoothie from Carolina Tasting Room!) with over 20 artists on display! HINT – between this and the Art Market at Historic Honey Horn, you can get your art-based Holiday shopping started early and #ShopLocal!
Last – what I’m watching this week –
– Wednesday at 2pm. Workforce Housing Consultant for the Town will present the proposed strategic plan at Town Council Chambers. View the plan here!
– Wednesday at 4pm. As I mentioned last week, Members of the US 278 Gateway Corridor Committee have been meeting weekly. As part of their scope of work, they have been participating in brainstorming groups to create possible alternatives for the alignment of the 278 Corridor from Moss Creek to the Cross Island. The agenda is not posted yet – but it is my understanding these ideas will be presented this week. Stay tuned!
Hope to see you this week around the Island!
– Heather Rath
PS – Congratulations to my friend Jannie Harriot for receiving the highest honor in South Carolina, The Order of the Palmetto! So well-deserved!