Go back in time to experience Christmas in the 1800s
By Stephanie Turner firstname.lastname@example.org
Take a trip back to the 19th century when the Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor presents Christmas in the 1800s.
The event will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W.
Tickets are $35 and include food and drinks. They can be purchased through the foundation's website and at 3 Monkeys Fine Gifts, 141 Laurens St. S.W.; Plum Pudding Gourmet Kitchen Store, 101 Laurens St. N.W.; and Aiken County Government Center, 1930 University Parkway.
Author and historian Kim Poovey will be decked out in her historical garb and share tales of the bygone era.
"She makes you go back into the 1800s," said Diann Shaddox, founder of the Diann Shaddox Foundation.
Musicians Jayne Williams, Patti Elmore and Matthew Osteen will sing carols while sauntering around the decorated museum.
Guests will be treated to food such as chicken, biscuits, pies, barbecue and cole slaw and beverages of wine, coffee, apple cider and spiced cider.
Chef Russell Gardiner, La Dolce Gourmet Bakery, Coffee and Tea Bar, Chick-fil-A, The Fresh Market and Starbucks will provide the refreshments.
Attendants are invited to dress up.
"It's ... like you will be going back and relive the 1800s at Christmas," Shaddox said.
For more information, visit www.diannshaddoxfoundation.org.
Stephanie Turner is the features reporter with the Aiken Standard, where she covers health topics, the arts, authors and restaurants. She graduated from Valdosta State University in 2012.
Book signing, concert part of Aiken Wine & Sign event
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STAFF File PHOTO BY DEDE BILES Diann Shaddox is an author who founded the Diann has essential tremor and will have her books available at the
During the upcoming Aiken Wine & Sign, guests will be able to mingle with authors during the day and enjoy live music during the evening.
The Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor is based in Aiken and was founded by Diann Shaddox, who has essential tremor.
More than 30 authors will be scattered around the center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In addition to authors from Aiken and other parts of South Carolina, there will be writers coming from New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia.
Various genres from children’s books and romances to thrillers and mysteries will be represented.
Submitted Photo by Jay Armitage Brad Carter is an actor and singer who has essential tremor. He will perform as part of the upcoming Aiken Wine & Sign event.
Shaddox’s books will be among those available.
Admission is free.
Food, wine and craft beer will be sold.
The Diann Shaddox Foundation has held similar events before, but this will be its first in Aiken.
“It’s going to be a lot of fun,” said Randy Miles, executive director of the Diann Shaddox Foundation.
Submitted Photo Performer Brad Carter recently opened for Wynonna Judd and the Big Noise at its concert in Los Angeles.
That night’s happenings will start at 7 p.m. and run to at least 9:30 p.m.
Brad Carter, an actor and singer with essential tremor, will perform.
Carter grew up around Macon, Georgia, and lives in Los Angeles.
In addition to his music career, Carter has appeared in TV shows such as “Sons of Anarchy,” “True Detective,” “House,” “Dexter” and “Bones.” He also has been in movies such as “Black Mass,” which starred Johnny Depp and Benedict Cumberbatch.
“But his first love will always be music,” states on his website. “After a debilitating disease threatened to rob Brad of his ability to play guitar, he made world news by playing his guitar during a brain surgery designed to give some relief to his condition known as essential tremor.”
Submitted Photo One of Brad Carter’s acting roles was Charlie Lange in “True Detective,” which features Matthew McConaughey as Detective Rust Cohle and Woody Harrelson as Detective Marty Hart. Carter will be in Aiken later this month during the Aiken Wine & Sign event.
In February, Carter opened for Wynonna Judd and The Big Noise at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles.
During his Aiken appearance, he will be joined by a couple singers and a keyboardist and will play songs from his debut EP, “FieldHand,” and from his full-length CD that’s scheduled to be released later this year.
“I’m excited that (Diann) and Randy have taken on their own movement to raise (awareness),” Carter said. “I would love to see her foundation grow. ... I truly believe she wants to help people.”
Jay Jefferies will emcee for the night portion of the Wine & Sign event.
Admission is $75 for one ticket or $130 for two tickets.
Each price level includes food, wine, craft beer and one signed copy of Carter’s EP.
For more information on Carter, visit www.thebradcarter.com.
A basket of items will be raffled off throughout the full event.
One of those items is a flour sifter signed by Carter, who has utilized the appliance as an instrument.
Each raffle ticket will be $5 or five tickets for $20.
The winner will be revealed during the evening and doesn’t need to be present to win, according to Miles.
Stephanie Turner graduated from Valdosta State University in 2012. She then signed on with the Aiken Standard, where she is now the features reporter. She primarily covers health topics, arts and entertainment, authors and restaurants.
PHOTO CAPTION: The Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor (DSF) is the recipient of the Holley Heating & Air's monthly Holley Community Fund donation for January. Pictured (left to right) are DSF executive director, Randy Miles; founder, Diann Shaddox; and Holley Heating & Air president, Lee Boylston. The Holley Community Fund is an ongoing program that donates to a different local nonprofit organization each month and is underwritten by Holley Heating & Air Conditioning, Aiken's leading provider of heating and air conditioning products. Millions of children and adults live each day with uncontrollable shakes from essential tremor (ET), the largest movement disorder in the world. It can begin at any age, from 1 to 100. DSF's mission is to educate and increase awareness about the people afflicted with ET — especially children — and provide medical research grants to find the cause and a cure for ET.
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Many people are unaware that Essential Tremors effects roughly 5% of the United States population (Over 10 million people). There is a high chance that a relative, work colleague or friend is suffering from Essential Tremors and they may not even know it themselves. Essential Tremors is the largest and most common movement disorder.
What is Essential Tremors?
Essential Tremors (ET) is characterized by uncontrollable shaking (tremors), it is a progressive neurological condition that causes a rhythmic trembling and can effect areas such as our hands, arms, head, larynx (voice box), legs, or body. more commonly the upper half of your body and head. In more severe cases it can stop your ability to function and do simple things we take fro granted, such a pouring a cup of coffee.
Symptoms can include a shaking voice, nodding head, uncontrollable shaking for brief periods of time, stress related shaking and balance problems. Essential Tremors does not discriminate against age, it can occur at any age, often striking for the first time in adolescence or in middle age.
People are often mistaken when meeting people with Essential Tremors, thinking they may have Parkinson’s Disease or often assuming they are alcoholics.
What Causes Essential Tremors?
Considering ET effects a large portion of our population little is know about the cause of ET. Researches believe that he abnormal electrical brain activity that causes tremor is processed through the thalamus. The thalamus is a structure deep in the brain that coordinates and controls muscle activity. It is thought that genetics is responsible for 50% of people with Essential Tremors . A child born to a parent with ET will have up to a 50% chance of inheriting the responsible gene, but may never actually experience symptoms.
Where Can I Learn More?
Diann Shaddox, who suffers from Essential Tremors created the Diann Shaddox Foundation in order to raise awareness and endure to find a cause and cure for Essential Tremor. Her website is full of information about Essential Tremors and the research which is being undertaken to find a cure and cause. She also has information for people living with ET and how changing your lifestyle can improve your condition, from diets to exercise.
How is HBH involved?
When Handmade By Heroes introduced our Medical ID & awareness range Diann approached us to educate us about Essential Tremors and the need for Essential Tremors awareness and medical ID bracelets.
We created the Essential Tremors Medical ID bracelet. A portion of each sale is donated to the Diann Shaddox Foundation.
The mission of the Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor is to educate and increase awareness about people who have ET and to donate medical research grants to doctors and other investigators to find a cause and cure for ET.
“We have to make a difference because of the millions of people who have ET who are living every day with tremors of the head, the voice, the hands, the entire body. We have to make a difference and change the way they live,” said Shaddox.
Poovey, who has traveled the Southeast for more than 18 years, performs in period attire and portrays historical characters, including Jane Austen, Scarlett O’Hara and Emma Victoria Brown, the main character in her novel “Truer Words.” Her presentation includes period fashion, mourning practices and other topics from the Victorian era.
In 2011, Poovey portrayed Mrs. Stanton, wife of Secretary of War Stanton, played by Kevin Kline, in the Robert Redford film “The Conspirator.” Poovey portrayed the wife of a villainous husband in the Vook version of Jude Devereaux’s novella “Promise” and appeared in the Fireball Run fundraising series 2012, “Southern Excursion,” at Frampton Plantation in Yemassee.
Published and released by Tate Publishing in May 2012, “Truer Word” is set on a wealthy plantation in South Carolina’s Lowcountry during the Victorian era. The book tells the story of Emma Victoria Brown’s joy, sorrow and Civil War experience as she faces the challenges of life in the 19th century.
When not writing or performing, Poovey, who lives in Beaufort, is a school psychologist.
Tickets are available online at www.diannshaddoxfoundation.org or by sending a check to 241 Boxelder Drive, Aiken, SC 29803.
Tickets also are available at Aiken’s Kitchen, 448 Fabian Drive; Family Pharmacy, 110 Price Ave.; and 333 Newberry St. S.W.; 3 Monkeys, 141 Laurens St. S.W.’ and Plum Pudding, 101 Laurens St. N.W.
Seating is limited.
All proceeds are tax deductible and go to the Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor to find a cure for ET.
For more information, call 803-641-0650 or send an email to email@example.com.
A native of Aiken, Larry Wood covers education.
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Avondale Wine & Cheese is hosting a fundraiser for the Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential TremorTuesday June 23, 2015 from 6-8 pm. For every glass of wine sold during the event Avondale Wine and Cheese will donate $1 to the Diann Shaddox Foundation. From 4-6 p.m. Diann Shaddox Author will be signing copies of “A Faded Cottage" a SC love story & "Whispering Fog" a time travel. Avondale Wine & Cheese Charleston Magazine Charleston Living Where Charleston
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This weekend was packed full of drama. We, the authors/artist at the Folly Beach Wine & Sign, a fundraiser for the Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor, knew the forecast was for rain, but being diehards we decided to give Saturday a chance. Little did we know that we would be in the Perfect Storm.
The slow rain began and all was well… for about fifteen minutes, then the storm hit. Strong winds & heavy rain began and started lifting tents, which were strapped down pulling them loose, making them dance twirling like ballerinas. Everyone rushed outside to save the tents. We looked like a crew on a ship battening down the hatches with gust of wind and rain beating down on us. The wind did win taking a few large boards off the arbor of the SC Parks & Recreation & Locklear’s Beach City Grill, but we were able to save the tents.
Since we had won the battle with the storm we decided to extend the Folly Beach Wine & Sign for a second day. The next day, Sunday, was a beautiful day with blue skies and temperatures in the low 70’s. The winds were still gusty but the day was a perfect day.
I had the best time and want to say thank you to the SC Parks & Recreation, Locklear’s Beach City Grill, all our authors/artists, (who had a wonderful sense of humor), and everyone that came out to support our event and help raise money for the Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor.
I met so many great people, Linda, Jeff, Elaine, Matthew, Peggy, Bill, Trudy, Mandy, Kirtland, Frank, Kathy, Lourie, and so many more.
We had so much fun that we have decided the next Folly Beach Wine & Sign will be held on Saturday & Sunday.