Come out for music, fun and BBQ at Google's community event

Image by Flickr user Simon Scott Image by 20091113-castle.jpg Yeah, there'll be an inflatable castle.

Update November 15:

Twitter user @joel8x went up to the event and has returned with some lovely shots; get connected.

First reporting:

Historical Cypress Gardens and Google are teaming up to put on a community benefit event replete with "live music from the Hot Shots and Shakin' Martinis, an inflatable castle, children's fossil dig and swamp fishing, face painting, balloon art, a raffle and other surprises."

The event is Saturday, November 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. -- and with the forecast perking up it may be as good of a day as any to go for some natural beauty at Cypress Gardens.

Here's more details from the event Web page:


The Palmetto Bar-B-Que Company will sell food at the event with 20 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Supporters of Historical Cypress Gardens, the non-profit organization that supports Cypress Gardens. Raffle tickets can also be purchased at the event. The raffle is sponsored by The Supporters of Historical Cypress Gardens. Raffle prizes will be provided by Google, Inc., who will also match proceeds from the event up to $5,000.

Cypress Gardens will offer reduced admission for attendees – $5 for adults and $2.50 for children. These special admission prices are only valid with a discount coupon, which is available at any Berkeley County library while they last. Attendees can bring the discount coupon to Cypress Gardens on Nov.14 and purchase a discounted ticket at the door. Without the coupon, tickets to Cypress Gardens will cost $10 for adults and $5 for children. The discount coupon is only valid on Nov. 14. On the event day, the park will be open only for those with a ticket. 


Hop on over for all the details.