‘Folly Gras’ weekend in Charleston, a winter respite

Published 9:47am Friday, February 15, 2013

Blue Ridge Contra will have a dance at The Party Place (right off I-26/Ozone Drive) Feb. 15; music will be by the Skeeziks. Beginner lessons are at 6:30 with the dance from 7 to 9:30 p.m.; a small fee is charged.

Slow Food Foothills February Potluck will be at the Purple Onion on February 17 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Bring your own place setting and a locally inspired seasonal dish to share.

Small Town Main Street  meets on Feb. 18, 9 a.m. at Saluda Library; the public is invited.

The Saluda Women’s Club meets at 10:30 a.m., Feb. 19 at Saluda Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall.

Saluda Single Women  will have a potluck dinner and movie on Thursday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m. at  Saluda Center. Bring your favorite dish to share.

Saluda Welcome Table is every Tuesday, dinner will be served from 5:30 -7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Saluda United Methodist Church. All  welcomed; donations appreciated. Get to know others throughout the Saluda community and share a meal!

Saluda Community Land Trust meets at 3 p.m. at Saluda Presbyterian Church on the first and third Wednesday of the month; SCLT’s annual meeting will be April 3. In March, it’ll be sign-up time for garden plots at Robinson Garden. Volunteers are always appreciated, so contact SCLT to see what you can do to help at 749-1560 or visit  www.saludaclt.org

Art Notes: On Feb. 16, I’ll have “After Valentine’s Day” open studio from 1-3 p.m. at my “Art House” 285 Greenville Street; there’s parking available at fire department. Jane Powell’s Random Arts on Ozone Drive is celebrating “Random Artists Gallery” month: an art show featuring many of the artists of Random Arts over the years; the show continues through Feb. 24. Calling all artists: get your application in for the 10th annual Saluda Arts Festival to be held May 18; visit Saluda.com for more details. Applications must be post-marked by March 15. This popular festival showcases fine arts and crafts from local and regional artists, and is sponsored by our Saluda Business Association.

Get well wishes go to Charlene Pace, who is still recovering from knee surgery…I know she would love a card! Charlene is one of those who still remembers Saluda’s past, and has written about it: she’s a vast source of information.

February birthdays include: Wylie Rauschenbach, Wesley Pace, Biddie Dawson, Amy Beeson, Chris Gianino, Ginny Jones. Jenna Igoe, Suzanne Igoe, Pam Thompson and Catherine Raymond.

As ever, thank you, dear readers in Bulletin land for reading this column! The goal is to make you feel like you’re enjoying a hot cup of tea with me—your comments are always wanted and valued. Keep in mind if you have something of note, feel free to e-mail me at bbardos@gmail.com; or call 749-1153.  You may also visit my website at bonniebardos.com.

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