What Matters Most: A Creative Arts Festival Exploring Living Fully and Dying Well

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Please plan to join us for some “serious fun” featuring live performances by a singer-songwriter, poet, & professional storyteller as well as art exhibits, pet therapy dogs, creative & fun hands-on activities & games, food trucks & more. So, you probably have a good sense of “living fully,” but what is “dying well” you might ask? Well, while it may sound surprising, it is a gift – one that you give yourself and those you love.

The basics are simple – reflecting on your values, wishes & fears, talking with family & friends, getting things in order, and grieving fully in ways that honor the memories of those who’ve died. And here’s the best part, learning about dying well is really about making time to live fully – it’s about focusing our “one wild & precious life” on what matters most in whatever phase of life you may find yourself.

We know that the arts are a wonderful, safe, even fun, way to approach what can be difficult topics. So, this festival is for everyone – whether 25 or 45 or 75; whether you are a healthcare professional or a family caregiver; whether planning way ahead or in need of some timely support. This unique festival includes:

Performances by: Beth Nielsen Chapmanaward winning singer-songwriter, Marcus AmakerCharleston’s Poet Laureate, and Regi CarpenterProfessional Storyteller 

Food trucks: Mac Daddy Food TruckCrave Kitchen & Cocktails

* Interactive crafts, games & activities for all ages
* Collaborative community art project
* Exhibitions of visual art (amateur & professional)
* Free resources from 25+ community service providers
* Adorable pet therapy dogs
* Free ice cream for children (& a playground beside the festival)
* Abundant parking, ample seating, indoor facility, & outdoor tent for convenience & comfort whatever the weather

This event is appropriate for all ages and is FREE & open to the public. So mark your calendar & plan to join us for an afternoon of “serious fun” – in a scenic, waterfront setting – as we explore together what matters most.

Date: Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Time: 1-6PM

Location: Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park- Cooper River Room & Lawn, 99 Harry M. Hallman Jr Blvd. Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Registration is encouraged but not required

For more information: email jonathan@bridgessc.org or call 843-216-7323



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