A group wants to help a planned exhibit spread its wings inside the Lowcountry Zoo.
The Friends of Brookgreen Gardens will go black tie and formal for “An Evening Under the Palmettos,” 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday (rain date: Sunday), to raise funds for a project to create “Waterfowl: Wings of Migration.”
After hours, patrons will experience the evening shade of the gardens with cocktails, Lowcountry tapas, entertainment, and a silent auction.
Bob Jewell, Brookgreen’s president and chief executive, said the Friends group remains “a very important part of our organization.”
“Without their support,” he said, “many of the accomplishments we’ve made would not have been possible.”
Susan Polack, the Friends’ president, said they will celebrate their 25th year in 2015, with hopes of reaching its goal of $2.5 million raised in that time. Those two figures, in year and amount accrued, both with a 2 and 5, “are just a coincidence,” she said.
Also, the Brookgreen Master Sculpture Program had a talk on April 6 with Jim Licaretz, a sculptor-in-residence who has worked for Mattel Toys and the U.S. Mint, and he created some of the designs of the quarter, the nickel and the dime. Where else can you hear that sort of thing? Now, every dime I pick up, I look and see if his initials are on it.