Hatpenings 2003

December 2003

6

Monthly Meet and Eat.  The Hat Ladies dine in elegance while looking elegant and jump start their holiday shopping in "The Market Place," filled with accessories made by The talented Hat Ladies

10

The Hat Ladies Tea & 20% Off Shopping Event," The Historic Charleston Foundation Reproductions Shop, 105 Broad Street, 4-7:00

10

The Hat Ladies continue their project of making hats for the children at The Medical University of South Carolina, then helping them decorate them

13

The Hat Ladies Holiday Open House, 3:00-10:00, with candle-lighting as in the days of yore

20

Monthly Hatpy Hour (and Hatpy Birthday celebration)

November 2003

1

Monthly Meet and Eat.  The Hat Ladies dine in elegance while looking elegant and jump start their holiday shopping in "The Market Place," filled with accessories made by our talented Hat Ladies.

8

The Hat Ladies shop at Parisian's Charity Sale, with proceeds from ticket sales going to The Hat Ladies Scholarship at Garrett Academy.

10

The Hat Ladies continue their project of making hats for the children at The Medical University of South Carolina, then helping them decorate them

15

The Hat Ladies assist with The Citadel fund-raiser, "Grater Cookbook Swap," with proceeds going to support Local Prevention of Child Abuse

21

The Hat Ladies first go to a book-signing, illustrated by Hat Lady Karen Stringer, at The Courtyard Art Gallery, then head to the Monthly Hatpy Hour (and Hatpy Birthday celebration)

October 2003

1-25

The Hat Ladies serve as docents for The Preservation Society's 27th Annual Candlelight Tours of Homes and Gardens (since nothing says "Charleston" better than historic homes filled with Ladies in hats)!

4

High Tea at Charleston Place, in lieu of monthly Meet and Eat. Guest speaker: world-famous Silver Lady, Dawn Evers (charlestonsilverlady@hotmail.com)

5

The Hat Ladies attend the Mural Restoration Dedication Service at Central Baptist Church

13

The Hat Ladies continue their project of making hats for the children at The Medical University of South Carolina, then helping them decorate them

17

Monthly Hatpy Hour (and Hatpy Birthday celebration)

18-19

The Hat Ladies Second Annual Artists and Artisans Show (and Gently Used Hat Sale) at the 200-year-old City Jail. Our talented Ladies sell from their cells creating the most haunted "mall" in town.  A portion of the proceeds go to The School of Building Arts and The Hat Ladies Scholarship Fund. 11:00-4:00

24

The Hat Ladies return to St. Matthews Adult Day Care Program to bring Halloween cheer and evoke pleasant memories of hat-wearing

25

The Hat Ladies walk as a Team in The Race for The Cure, honoring friends, family, and one another

September 2003

6

Monthly Meet and Eat, honoring 9/11 and the second anniversary of The Hat Ladies

7

The Hat Ladies assist with "Scrumptious Summerville Kitchen Tour" benefiting Dorchester Children's Advocacy Center

8

The Hat Ladies begin their project of making hats for the children at The Medical University of South Carolina, then helping them decorate them

18

The Hat Ladies as docents for The Preservation Society's 27th Annual Candlelight Tours of Homes and Gardens (thru Oct. 25)

19

Special Hat Ladies Tour from Charleston Strolls (3:00-5:00), followed by Monthly Hatpy Hour (and Hatpy Birthday celebration)

26, 27, 28

The Craftsmen's Classic Arts & Crafts Festival, featuring hats by Kathleen Harris, www.hat-a-tude.com

August 2003

A less abbreviated summer schedule continues as The Hat Ladies go on vacations where they can take pictures in their T-shirts in front of famous landmarks throughout the world:>)

2

Monthly Meet and Eat

15

Monthly Hatpy Hour (and Hatpy Birthday celebration)

27

The Hat Ladies are taken out to the RiverDogs Ball Game

July 2003

An abbreviated summer schedule as The Hat Ladies go on vacations where they can take pictures in their T-shirts in front of famous landmarks throughout the world:>)

18

Monthly Hatpy Hour (and Hatpy Birthday celebration)

19

The Hat Ladies take a "Field Trip" to Orangeburg, SC: Tour historic homes, office, and gardens; view private hat collection; visit Hat Lady recuperating from serious accident

23

The Hat Ladies join Chef Brett McKee at a special luncheon and cooking demonstration sponsored by Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach

26

The Hat Ladies model their hats at 4th Annual Fashion Show at The Friendship AME Church

June 2003

7

Monthly Meet and Eat. Special event: Brunch followed by hat filled movie, "Down With Love."

13

Dinner with premier hat designer, Eia Radosavljecvic of Chicago, www.eiahatart.com

20

Monthly Hatpy Hour (and Hatpy Birthday celebration)

21

The Hat Ladies join The Jane Austen Society meeting as they feature Dawn Evers, The Silver Lady

May 2003

3

The Hat Ladies Kentucky Derby "Tri-perfecta" celebration: model during Parisian's Mother's Day shopping spree in the morn; visit award winning garden at home of Hat Lady midday; view Race at local establishment late afternoon.

10

The Second Annual Hat Ladies Mother's Day Luncheon: "A Celebration of Womanhood."  Entertainment provided by:

The Bottom Line Sketch Comedy (www;thebottomline99.com),  The Varadi Bunch (PVaradiCC@aol.com), Julie Caron (juliecaryn@aol.com)

15

Monthly Hatpy Hour (and Hatpy Birthday celebration)

26

The Hat Ladies go to the movies during Spoleto Festival: "Sense and Sensibility"

28

The Hat Ladies assist with the BMW Road Rally for the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

April 2003

3

The Hat Ladies contribute their talents to The Center for Women Purse Auction

5

Monthly Meet and Eat

7

Top Hat Archie is guest speaker at luncheon during the 3 week long "Birdhouses on Parade" celebration at The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, North Carolina (April 6-27)

15

The Hat Ladies "entertain" the residents of Sandpiper Convalescent Center
18
Monthly Hatpy Hour (and Hatpy Birthday celebration)
19
The Hat Ladies Easter Promenade

March 2003

1

Monthly Meet and Eat
8
The Hat Ladies third crew for "Women Build" Habitat for Humanity house
11
The Hat Ladies "entertain" seniors at The Church of  Our Savior

21

High Tea; Top Hat guest speaker

21

Monthly Hatpy Hour (and Hatpy Birthday celebration)

22

The Hat Ladies assist the Mrs. South Carolina Beauty Pageant and Scholarship Program with proceeds also benefiting The Hat Ladies Monetary Award at Garrett Academy

23 and 26

The Hat Ladies as docents for the the Broad Street Tour of The Historic Charleston Festival of Houses and Gardens (March 20-April 19)

29

The Hat Ladies as docents for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Designer Showhouse

February 2003

1

Monthly Meet and Eat-High Tea
15
The Hat Ladies first crew for "Women Build" Habitat for Humanity house

16

The Hat Ladies "entertain" at Assisted Living Facility

21

Monthly Hatpy Hour (and Hatpy Birthday celebration)

22

The Hat Ladies second crew for "Women Build" Habitat for Humanity house

23

The Hat Ladies attend presentation, "Telling Our Story: African Americans in the Lowcountry" in honor of Black History Month

January 2003

4

Monthly Meet and Eat
10
The Hat Ladies Annual Luncheon at Garrett Academy
11
The Hat Ladies Night at Charleston Symphony Orchestra

17

Monthly Hatpy Hour

18

The Hat Ladies at The Jane Austen Society Birthday Tea
21
The Hat Ladies panel, "The Way We Were," at Mt. Pleasant Recreation Center

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