Columbia SC Events Calendar


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Title: City Center Partnership’s Fall 2009 Main Street Marketplace
Date: October 16, 2009
Time: 10AM - 2PM
Category: Festival
The Main Street Marketplace is an open-air market featuring fresh produce, baked goods, specialty gifts, art, photography, handmade crafts, and much more every Friday beginning September 4 through October 30 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The market will be held on Boyd Plaza in front of the Columbia Museum of Art at the corner of Main and Hampton Streets in downtown Columbia. Free admission. Complimentary shuttle service courtesy of City Center Partnership is available in the 36 block area downtown bounded by Gervais to Elmwood and Assembly to Marion Streets to pick up and drop off attendees during market hours. City Center Partnership produces the Main Street Marketplace to bring more people to the area to experience everything downtown Columbia has to offer. For more information, please contact 803.779.4005 ext. 2042 or Alicia@cartertodd.com or visit www.citycentercolumbia.sc.
City Center Columbia:
http://www.citycentercolumbia.sc/
Title: Happy Hour History Tours
Date: October 15, 2009
Time: 5:30PM - 7PM
Category: Education

Historic Columbia Foundation will host Happy Hour History Tours of Columbia s historic Vista district on 1st and 3rd Fridays in August, September, and October from 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Tours will highlight the history of the Vista as well as the architecture of its buildings.
Participants will learn about the development of the Vista from an industrial area to today s entertainment and vibrant art district while strolling down Gervais Street. The tours will offer stops at restaurants and bars for happy hour specials and end with appetizers.
Tickets are $10 and $5 for members of Historic Columbia Foundation. To register, please call 803.252.1770 ext. 33 or email sblackwell@historiccolumbia.org.

HIstoric Columbia Foundation:
http://historiccolumbia.org/
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Title: Fall Heritage Festival & Pickin' Party
Date: October 10, 2009
Time: 10AM - 4PM
Category: Arts

 

Folk art and traditional handicrafts are highlighted in this annual salute to autumn. Enjoy great South Carolina barbecue, bluegrass bands and cloggers, an antique tractor parade, the Farm Bureau s popular Ag Simulator, children s activities, pecan cracking
and much more! 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Located at the South Carolina State
Museum, 301 Gervais Street, Columbia, S.C. For more information please visit www.southcarolinastatemuseum.org or call (803) 898-4921.

Title: Clay Rice Silhouette Portraits
Date: October 10, 2009
Time: 10AM - 3PM
Category: Education

 

Nationally-known silhouette artist Clay Rice will be creating silhouette portraits for one day only at the State Museum.
Reservations required. Call (803) 898-4968 or visit www.southcarolinastatemuseum.org for reservations or more information.
10 a.m. 3 p.m. Located at the South Carolina State Museum, 301
Gervais Street, Columbia, S.C.
Title: Jazz at the Village Fall Concert Series
Date: October 11, 2009
Time: 2PM - 4PM
Category: Music

 

An annual fall concert series performed outdoors by area bands. This week's performer is New Century Salon Orchestra

 

Village at Sandhill:
http://www.villageatsandhillonline.com/
Title: Chili Cook Off
Date: October 1, 2009

Category: Arts

 

Each year, when the weather gets cold and the trees start to turn, the folks in the Five Points community gear up for one of the spiciest events in town! The famed Group Therapy's Chili Cook Off. 2009 will be marking the 23rd year of the event and it just gets better each year. Mark your calendars for one of Five Points' greatest events!

 

Five Points:
http://fivepointscolumbia.com/index.php or http://www.grouptherapybar.com/
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Title: Oktoberfest
Date: October 17, 2009

Category: Music

 

The film Amadeus would have us believe that Antonio Salieri is an inferior, jealous counterpart to the genius of Mozart.
Was that really the case? You can now judge for yourself, as we open this festive concert with Salieri s exuberant operatic overture

 

SC Philharmonic:
http://www.scphilharmonic.com/

Title: South Carolina Railroad Museum rides
Date: October 17, 2009

Category: Education

 

Opens 9 AM, rides 10, 1:00, 2:30. Coach adults $10, $7 children 1-11; First class $15. No advance ticket sales or reservations. See scrm.org.

 

SC Railroad Museum:
http://www.fairfieldchamber.sc/; www.scrrm.org
Title: Dinosaurs: Mesozoic Monsters!
Date: October 17, 2009

Category: Education

 

First day to see the new robotic exhibit, Dinosaurs:
Mesozoic Monsters! Located at the South Carolina State Museum, 301 Gervais Street, Columbia, S.C. For more information please visit www.southcarolinastatemuseum.org or call (803) 898-4921.

 

SC Railroad Museum:
http://www.museum.state.sc.us/

Title: Jazz at the Village Fall Concert Series
Date: October 18, 2009
Time: 2PM - 4PM
Category: Arts

 

An annual fall concert series performed outdoors by area bands. This week's performer is Dick Goodwin Quintet

 

Village at Sandhill:
http://www.villageatsandhillonline.com/

Title: Jazz at the Village Fall Concert Series
Date: October 1, 2009
Time: 2PM - 4PM
Category: Music

 

An annual fall concert series performed outdoors by area bands. This week's performer is Dick Goodwin Quintet

 

Village at Sandhill:
http://www.villageatsandhillonline.com/
Title: WWE SmackDown and ECW
Date: October 20, 2009

Category: Theatre

 

Don t miss your favorite
SMACKDOWN AND ECW Superstars including Jeff Hardy, Rey Mysterio, CM Punk, Chris Jericho, Christian and many more live in action!

 

Colonial Life Arena:
http://www.thecolonialcenter.com/

Event_Month_Day_Year: Oct 10, 2009

Event_Name: Congaree Volkswalk

Website_Address: amblers.homestead.com

Place: Congaree National Park

Time: 9am to 4 pm (see notes)

Description: Come to Congaree National Park to start walking anytime between 9am and 1pm. Walk at your own pace with other walkers from the Carolinas and Southeast USA - just have to finish by 4pm. Your choice of 4 mile or 7 mile route.Free and open to public. Bring water and a snack (or purchase at visitor ctr)Fun, Fitness and Fellowship in this amazing place of towering trees and pristine wetlands. See website for more particulars.
Title: Scarecrows in the Garden
Date: October 1, 2009

Category: Education

 

Check out the talent and creative ideas of our community during the second annual Scarecrow Exhibit. Scarecrows will be displayed throughout the month of October.

 

Historic Columbia Foundation:
http://historiccolumbia.org/

Title: Northeast Farmers Market at Lake Carolina
Date: October 1, 2009
Time: 2:30PM - 7PM
Category: Festival

 

The Northeast Farmers Market will return for its sixth year at the Lake Carolina Town Center on Thursday, May 7. The market features fresh fruits and vegetables, free range meats, lovely flowers and plants, delicious baked goods, local honey, certified organic produce, soaps and potpourri, farm fresh eggs and cheese, and more.

 

Lake Carolina:
http://www.lakecarolina.com/

Title: Happy Hour History Tours
Date: October 15, 2009
Time: 5:30PM - 7PM
Category: Education

Historic Columbia Foundation will host Happy Hour History Tours of Columbia s historic Vista district on 1st and 3rd Fridays in August, September, and October from 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Tours will highlight the history of the Vista as well as the architecture of its buildings. Participants will learn about the development of the Vista from an industrial area to today s entertainment and vibrant art district while strolling down Gervais Street. The tours will offer stops at restaurants and bars for happy hour specials and end with appetizers. Tickets are $10 and $5 for members of Historic Columbia Foundation. To register, please call 803.252.1770 ext. 33 or email sblackwell@historiccolumbia.org.

Historic Columbia Foundation:
http://historiccolumbia.org/
Title: Walking with Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular
Date: October 7, 2009

Category: Theatre

 

Dinosaurs return to the earth in this live theatrical arena show! Based on the award-winning BBC Television Series, seventeen roaring, snarling live dinosaurs mesmerize the audience and are as awe-inspiring as when they first walked on earth.

 

The Colonial Center:
http://www.thecolonialcenter.com/

Title: SC State Fair
Date: October 14, 2009

Category: Festival

 

The fairgrounds are between Shop Road and Bluff Road, south of downtown. The fair is a huge event featuring agricultural and hand-crafted displays, a midway of ferris wheels roller coasters, lots of food and fun. National names entertain. 803-799-3387.

 

SC State Fair:
http://www.scstatefair.org/

Title: Boo at the Zoo
Date: October 16, 2009

Category: Festival

 

Riverbanks Zoo hosts this annual Halloween party. 803-779-8717.

 

Riverbanks Zoo:
http://www.riverbanks.org/

Title: “Shakefest”
Date: October 17, 2009
Time: 8PM
Category: Festival

 

Enjoy Shakespeare, both serious and contemporary, and medieval England, entertainment and foods. Call 803 635-6847 for information.

 

Fairfield Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.fairfieldchamber.sc/

Title: Craft Dinner
Date: October 21, 2009
Time: 6:30PM
Category: Arts

 

Celebrate leadership and philanthropy at the Museum! This celebration is held in memory of first museum director, Dr. John Richard Craft. Join us on Wednesday, October 21 for a special presentation, followed by dining and music in the DuBose-Poston Reception Hall. This is a free benefit of Taylor Society ($1,000) members and above. Upgrade your membership today and come early for a special preview of Ansel Adams: Masterworks before it opens to the public. To upgrade or RSVP for the event, email Meagan Warren or call 803.343.2210. Complimentary valet parking | Catered by Aberdeen Catery | Music by Rice Music House

 

Columbia Museum of Art:
http://www.columbiamuseum.org/
Title: "La Boheme meets the Three Baritones"
Date: October 23, 2009
Time: 7:30PM
Category: Music

 

The Palmetto Opera will present La Boheme Meets the Three Baritones in the beautiful new Dreher High School Auditorium. The first half of the program will feature a concert version of the third act of La Boheme with John Fowler, Krista Wilhelsen, Tina Millhorn Stallard and Hal McIntosh. Then the Three Baritones: Jacob Will, Hal McIntosh and Marc Rattray will present a very entertaining program of singing and comedy.

 

Palmetto Opera:
http://www.palmettoopera.org/
Title: Spooky Sleepover
Date: October 23, 2009

Category: Children

 

Get ready for a night of frightful fun at the State Museum! Wear your scariest costume and spend the night with the museum s ghosts, ghouls and goblins! Enjoy fiendish food, eerie entertainment and much more in this event for the entire family. For more information, call (803) 898-4952 or e-mail campin@scmuseum.org. Located at the South Carolina State Museum, 301 Gervais Street, Columbia, S.C.

 

SC State Museum:
http://www.museum.state.sc.us/

Title: Thunderween with the MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association)
Date: October 24, 2009
Time: 11AM - 3PM
Category: Arts

 

Halloween celebration fun for the big AND little kids, including a costume contest!

 

Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson:
http://www.thundertowerharley.com/default.asp
Title: Tricks & Treats 1
Date: October 24, 2009
Time: 11AM - 4PM
Category: Children

 

Especially for kids, this annual family event will feature a Haunted Halloween party with games, crafts, balloon art, face painting and much more! Wear a costume and receive $1 off regular museum admission for the day.

 

SC State Museum:
http://www.museum.state.sc.us/

Title: Boo at the Zoo
Date: October 23, 2009

Category: Children

 

Riverbanks Zoo hosts this annual Halloween party. 803-779-8717.

 

Riverbanks Zoo:
http://www.riverbanks.org/

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Title: Extremities
Date: October 23, 2009

Category: Theatre

 

Follow three young women in their own pursuit of justice as they decide what to do with the captured would-be rapist in their apartment.

 

Trustus Theatre:
http://www.trustus.org/
Title: SC State Hog Rally
Date: October 29, 2009

Category: Arts

 

Hosted at the Thunder Tower Harley]Davidson dealership! Register today for your opportunity to ride your Harley around the track of the oldest NASCAR paved track in racing history the Darlington Raceway! VIP Dinner Friday night; Live music; Fireworks

 

Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson:
http://www.thundertowerharley.com/default.asp

Title: Dracula
Date: October 29, 2009

Category: Theatre

 

The cult hit and audience favorite Dracula: Ballet with a Bite returns to the Koger Center for its 14th anniversary performances. The creatures of the night take over the stage in William Starrett s acclaimed original production for four performances of what international publication Dance Magazine calls an extravaganza that guarantees [the] audience a good time. Koger Center 803.251.2222.

 

Columbia City Ballet:
http://www.columbiacityballet.com/

Title: Contemporaries Black & White Ball Masquerade de Macabre
Date: October 30, 2009
Time: 8PM
Category: Arts

 

Join the Contemporaries for an eerily enchanting evening celebrating Halloween and supporting the Contemporaries Art Acquisition Fund. This year's Masquerade de Macabre masked ball features live music, food, drink and revelry until the bewitching hour. Don't miss the Contemporaries party of the year! Cost: Tickets are $50 per person. This event is open to Contemporaries and museum members only.

 

Columbia Museum of Art:
http://www.columbiamuseum.org/
Title: Halloween in Five Points
Date: October 31, 2009

Category: Family

 

The place to be this year for all your spooky fun will be in Five Points on Saturday October 31! Tons of family activities including a pumpkin carving contest, costume contests, The Five Points Haunted House Candy Hunt and more! Music at the Fountain starting at 6:30 and going until 10:30pm. Adult Costume contest, give aways and more!

 

Five Points Association:
http://fivepointscolumbia.com/index.php
Title: Tricks & Treats II aka Bubba's Birthday Bash
Date: October 31, 2009
Time: 11AM - 4PM
Category: Family

 

Especially for kids, this annual family event will feature a Haunted Halloween party with games, crafts, balloon art, face painting and much more! Wear a costume and receive $1 off regular museum admission for the day.

 

SC State Museum:
http://www.museum.state.sc.us/
Title: Lake Carolina's 7th Annual Wine and Food Festival
Date: October 17, 2009
Time: 4PM - 8PM
Category: Festival

For seven years, Lake Carolina's Wine & Food Festival has brought fine wines, dining and entertainment to the Midlands region of South Carolina. Each year, hundreds flock to the Village Green for some of the finest wines and tantalizing hors d'oeuvres. We have drawn in thousands of people over the years and have been able to make significant contributions to Children's Charities of the Midlands. Be prepared to sample some of the best wines and local dishes while enjoying sweet music from some of Columbia's musicians.

For the first time ever, we have moved the event to a Saturday and will have an exclusive VIP after party sponsored by Berry Builders immediately following the general festival! Let us sweep you away to a private location and treat you to an evening of live music, bubbly champagne and fine desserts! Reserve your VIP ticket now as they are sure to sell quickly!

Lake Carolina:
http://www.lakecarolina.com/WineFestival.aspx
Title: Northeast Farmers Market Returns to Lake Carolina
Date: November 5, 2009
Time: 2:30PM - 7:00PM
Category: Festival

 

The Northeast Farmers Market will return for its sixth year at the Lake Carolina Town Center on Thursday, May 7. The market features fresh fruits and vegetables, free range meats, lovely flowers and plants, delicious baked goods, local honey, certified organic produce, soaps and potpourri, farm fresh eggs and cheese, and more.

 

Lake Carolina:
http://www.lakecarolina.com/

Title: Swing lessons and Dancing
Date: November 6, 2009
Time: 7:00PM
Category: Music

 

Anyone interested in dancing can learn the popular Swing Dance style in a vintage setting this summer through next year as Historic Columbia Foundation continues to host instructional classes and dances monthly at the historic Big Apple, 1000 Hampton Street. Columbia dance favorites Richard Durlach and Breedlove plan to take dancers back to the era of the Big Apple Dance Club. Richard and Breedlove teach, perform, and research swing, ballroom and vintage dances along with studying dance culture. It was at the Big Apple club where the Big Apple dance craze began, becoming one of the most popular dances of the 20th century.

 

Historic Columbia Foundation:
http://www.historiccolumbia.org/

Title: Chamber of Commerce Lunch & Learn
Date: November 4, 2009
Time: 12:00PM
Category: Education

 

Chamber of Commerce Lunch Learn- 12 PM (Noon), Fairfield Memorial Hospital Conference Room, 102 US Hwy 321 Bypass N. Winnsboro. Contact Chamber at 803 635-4242 or fchamber02@truvista.net. Free

 

Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.fairfieldchamber.sc/

Title: Pig on the Ridge
Date: November 6, 2009
Time: 7:00PM - 11:00PM
Category: Festival

 

One of the Southeast s best BBQ cookoffs. Friday night Anything but Pork offerings from cookoff teams; Sat judging sale of BBQ. Music, entertainment, arts craft vendors, car show. Call Town of Ridgeway, 803 337-2213 for registration and information. Also, Sat 10-4

 

Title: Second Annual Italian Festival: One-Day Passport to Italy
Date: November 7, 2009
Time: 10:00AM - 10:00PM
Category: Festival

 

Bocce Tournament, Italian music, Italian automobile motorcycle show, authentic foods, desserts more. Street dance with the Second Nature Band!

 

Annual Italian Festival:
http://www.osiacolumbiasc.org/

Title: Moon Over Buffalo
Date: November 6, 2009

Category: Performing Arts

 

We re promoting wild, uproarious laughter as the ordeals of a 1950s acting troupe unfold on the stage of Buffalo s Erlanger Theatre. Misunderstandings and madcap misadventures befall the cast and the mixture is total merriment. You won t know the outcome until you see Moon shine over Columbia!

 

Town Theatre:
http://www.towntheatre.com/
Title: Same Time, Next Year
Date: November 6, 2009

Category: Performing Arts

A man and woman meet by chance at a romantic inn over dinner. Although both are married to others, they find themselves in the same bed the next morning questioning how this could have happened. They agree to meet on the same weekend each year. Watch how the story pans out at Workshop Theatre 803.799.4876.

Workshop Theatre:
http://www.workshoptheatre.com/

Title: Harley Heroes
Date: November 7, 2009

Category: Family

 

Military Appreciation

 

Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson:
http://www.thundertowerharley.com/default.asp
Title: Columbia Signature Chef Auction
Date: November 8, 2009
Time: 5:30PM
Category: Arts

 

The 10th Annual Columbia Signature Chefs Auction will be held on Sunday, November 8, 2009 at the Embassy Suites.

 

The Signature Chefs Auction is an annual, black-tie event which pays tribute to the culinary excellence of leading local chefs, restaurant owners and caterers in the Midlands. It is a highly visible event attracting a targeted group of consumers that includes influential business and social leaders in the Columbia area. This evening of entertainment combines a reception, gourmet sampling and silent auction with the excitement of a live auction. Luxury items, vacations and imaginative dining packages prepared by the finest cuisine artists are auctioned to the highest bidders. Our Signature Chef Auctions elegant combination of fabulous food, great wines, good company, priceless auction packages, and a great cause will create an evening to remember!

 

Honorary Chair: Mrs. Charlotte Berry Betsy Britt (803) 252-5200 ext. 20

 

March of Dimes:
http://marchofdimes.com/southcarolina/38870_57723.asp
Title: Veterans Day Parade
Date: November 11, 2009

Category: Festival

 

A statewide parade honoring our American Veterans, held on Sumter Street in downtown Columbia. 803-343-8750

 

Veteran's Day Parade:
http://www.columbiasc.net/

Title: Thunder Tower Deck the Halls Contest
Date: November 11, 2009

Category: Festival

 

Each Thunder Tower Department will decorate in the Christmas Spirit and we want you to be the Judge! Come put in your vote for the best Department decorations for a chance to WIN a Thunder Tower Shopping Spree!

 

Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson:
http://www.thundertowerharley.com/default.asp
Title: Vista Lights
Date: November 19, 2009

Category: Festival

 

A Christmas Open House in the Vista. Come and walk the streets without traffic, listen to great music, browse the shops and galleries, sample the holidat fare at the Vista restaurants. 803-269-5946

 

Vista Lights:
http://www.vistacolumbia.com/
Title: Craftsmen's Christmas Classic Arts & Crafts Festival
Date: November 20, 2009

Category: Festival

 

The 34th Annual Craftsmen's Christmas Classic feature original designs work from more than 300 talented artists craftspeople from across North America. See the creative process in action as many demonstrate throughout the show. There is something for every style, taste budget, with items from the most traditional to the most contemporary. Experience the Extraordinary as you visit and shop with your favorite artistans and meet those new to the show this year. Find something for everyone on your holiday shopping list as well as yourself.

 

Craftsmen's Christmas Classic Arts & Crafts Festival:
http://www.gilmoreshows.com/craftsmens_classics_columbia_christmas.shtml

Title: Colonial Cup
Date: November 21, 2009

Category: Family

 

Spend a family day in Camden where you can enjoy the thrill of steeplechase and a host of activities to enchant children. www.carolina-cup.org 803.432.6513

 

Colonial Cup:
http://www.carolina-cup.org/
Title: Lights Before Christmas at the Zoo
Date: November 21, 2009

Category: Festival

 

Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo Gardens. Lively hand-crafted light displays surround the Zoo along with nearly half a million brilliant lights on trees, shrubs and buildings. Over 350 light displays, designed to imitate everything from elephants splashing and siamangs swinging, make Lights Before Christmas truly unique from other holiday lights festivals. 803-779-8717

 

Riverbanks Zoo:
http://www.riverbanks.org/
Title: Black Friday Sale
Date: November 27, 2009

Category: Festival






BLACK Orange Friday Specials!


Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson:
http://www.thundertowerharley.com/default.asp

Title: Gem and Mineral Show
Date: November 27, 2009

Category: Festival

 

The Columbia Gem and Mineral Society presents its annual show in its new location at the State Museum, featuring 26 retail vendors. Jewelry, beads, loose stones, fossils, minerals, gold, silver and tools will be offered for sale. Admission is $7.00 for adults, Military $6.00, Seniors (62 and older) $5.00, and children twelve and under are free. Admission to the Gem Show includes admission to the SC State Museum. There is an additional fee for Museum special exhibits. Call 803-736-9317 or visit museum website or www.cgams.org.

 

SC State Museum:
http://www.museum.state.sc.us/

Title: Miley Cyrus
Date: November 28, 2009
Time: 7:00PM
Category: Music

 

The Miley Cyrus concert will be the first appearance for the teen sensation in Columbia and it will also be the first show in Colonial Life Arena history that will have no physical tickets or box office sales.

 

Colonial Life Arena:
http://www.thecolonialcenter.com/
Title: South Caroline Railroad Museum “Santa Rides”
Date: November 28, 2009

Category: Festival

 

Museum opens 9 AM, rides 9:30. 11, 1:30, 2:30 4 PM. See www.scrm.org. Coach adults $10, $7 children 1-11; First class $15. No advance ticket sales or reservations.

 

SC Railroad Museum:
http://www.fairfieldchamber.sc/
Title: Annual Carolighting
Date: November 29, 2009

Category: Festival

 

Join our Governor and local citizens as they officially ignite the holidays be illuminating the big Christmas tree in front of the South Carolina Statehouse at Main and Gervais Streets. 803-734-2100

 

SC State House:
http://www.scgovernor.com/

Title: Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter Tour 2009
Date: November 29, 2009

Category: Music

 

The renowned performance comes to Columbia for another spectacular show!

 

Colonial Life Arena:
http://www.thecolonialcenter.com/

Title: Lights of Cayce
Date: December 3, 2009

Category: Festival

 

The grounds of Cayce City Hall become a winter wonderland of twinkling lighted holiday displays. A unique drive-thru spectacular! 803-794-6504

 

Cayce City Hall:
http://www.cityofcayce-sc.gov/
Title: Tree Lighting Ceremony
Date: December 3, 2009

Category: Festival

 

The tree at City Hall will glow for the first time this Holiday season. 803-794-6504

 

Cayce City Hall:
http://www.cityofcayce-sc.gov/
Title: Swing lessons and Dancing
Date: December 3, 2009
Time: 6:00PM
Category: Music

Anyone interested in dancing can learn the popular Swing Dance style in a vintage setting this summer through next year as Historic Columbia Foundation continues to host instructional classes and dances monthly at the historic Big Apple, 1000 Hampton Street. Columbia dance favorites Richard Durlach and Breedlove plan to take dancers back to the era of the Big Apple Dance Club. Richard and Breedlove teach, perform, and research swing, ballroom and vintage dances along with studying dance culture. It was at the Big Apple club where the Big Apple dance craze began, becoming one of the most popular dances of the 20th century.

Historic Columbia:
http://www.historiccolumbia.org/
Title: Holiday Market
Date: December 3, 2009

Category: Festival

 

Make plans to attend our Preview Party featuring The Mighty Kicks on Wednesday night, December 3 from 6:30pm until 11:00 pm. Tickets are $65 for JLC members before November 15 ($75 after November 15) and $75 for non-members. Tickets go on sale early October, which can be purchased at Headquarters or on our website.

 

Holiday Market:
http://www.jlcolumbia.org/

Title: Holiday Lights at the Governor's Mansion
Date: December 3, 2009

Category: Festival

 

Come tour the Governor's Mansion and Lace House decorated for the holidays!

 

Governor's Mansion:
http://www.scgovernorsmansion.org

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Title: Five Points Festivus
Date: December 4, 2009

Category: Festival

 

Celebrate the Holiday season in true Five Points style this year during Five Points Festivus 2008. From traditional holiday cheer to fun Festivus events, the place to be on December 4 5, 2009! From the Airing of Grievances Tour to the Feats of Strength - Festivus 2009 will be a great event! Who else could pull off a Festivus? It's a Festivus Miracle!

 

Five Points Festivus:
http://fivepointscolumbia.com/index.php

Title: Cayce Historical Museum Christmas Traditions
Date: December 4, 2009

Category: Festival

 

The Cayce Historical Museum invites visitors to bring in the Holiday Season at their free open house. Live entertainment and the beautiful decorations are sure to please everyone! 803.739.5385

 

City of Cayce:
http://www.cityofcayce-sc.gov/visiting/historical_museum.aspx
Title: “A Christmas Carol”
Date: December 4, 2009
Time: 8:00PM
Category: Arts

 

A Christmas Carol presented by Pine Tree Players 230 S Congress St. Call 803 635-6847 for reservations information. Tickets $12, Senior Sun matinee only $10.

 

Fairfield Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.fairfieldchamber.sc/
Title: Rent
Date: December 4, 2009

Category: Performing Arts

 

A group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggle to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of AIDS.

 

Trustus Theatre:
http://www.trustus.org/
Title: South Carolina Railroad Museum “Santa Rides”
Date: December 5, 2009

Category: Arts

 

Museum opens 9 AM, rides 9:30. 11, 1:30, 2:30 4 PM. See www.scrm.org. Coach adults $10, $7 children 1-11; First class $15. No advance ticket sales or reservations.

 

Fairfield Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.fairfieldchamber.sc/

Title: Civil War encampments and Guided Lantern Tours
Date: December 5, 2009

Category: Education

 

Civil War encampments and Guided Lantern Tours offered by the City of Cayce. 803.796.9020.

 

City of Cayce:
http://www.cityofcayce-sc.gov

Title: Santa Pictures
Date: December 5, 2009

Category: Family

 

Get your picture taken with Santa on a Harley]Davidson

 

Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson:
http://www.thundertowerharley.com/default.asp

Title: Carolina Carillon Parade
Date: December 5, 2009

Category: Festival

 

With nearly 100 entries, the Carillon will feature a memorable opening presentation, high school drill teams, clowns, marching bands from across the state, dances and entertainers, local churches, vintage autos, dozens of custom floats, live animals and the children s highlight wach year...Santa Clause!!! 803-714-6479.

 

Carolina Carillon Parade:
http://www.carolinacarillon.com/
Title: West Metro Holiday Parade of Lights
Date: December 6, 2009

Category: Festival

 

Come watch the only night time parade in South Carolina. Area businesses, church groups, dance studios and civic groups join together in a march of dazzling lights, music, dancing, singing and fun. 803-794-6504

 

West Metro Holiday Parade of Lights:
http://www.westmetroparade.com/
Title: Radio City Christmas Spectacular - The Rockettes
Date: December 6, 2009
Time: 5:00PM
Category: Family

 

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the world famous Rockettes will appear at the Colonial Life Arena for the FIRST TIME EVER. This beloved holiday show will delight the entire family when it hits the stage in Columbia on December 6, 2009. The Arena production was specifically designed for large-scale venues and replicates the grandeur of the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall on an entirely different scale. Audiences are taken on a theatrical journey that the entire family can enjoy together. Children thrill as Santa takes the audience on a magical sleigh ride to the North Pole, while parents marvel at the unparalleled precision dance of the Rockettes. The Christmas Spectacular is truly unique in its universal appeal to people of all ages. From small children to grandparents, this dazzling holiday production is guaranteed to bring smiles to their faces and help create a wonderful family memory to last a lifetime.

 

Colonial Life Arena:
http://www.thecolonialcenter.com/
Title: “A Christmas Carol”
Date: December 11, 2009
Time: 8:00PM
Category: Performing Arts

 

A Christmas Carol presented by Pine Tree Players 230 S Congress St. Call 803 635-6847 for reservations information. Tickets $12, Senior Sun matinee only $10.

 

Fairfield Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.fairfieldchamber.sc/
Title: Nutcracker
Date: December 11, 2009

Category: Performing Arts

 

Columbia City Ballet s holiday family tradition, Nutcracker, dazzles South Carolina audiences each season. Collecting the talents of more than 200 local children and 40 professional dancers, this award-winning Nutcracker has been proclaimed by The State newspaper as close to perfect as you can get. Koger Center 803.251.2222.

 

Columbia City Ballet:
http://www.columbiacityballet.com/
Title: South Carolina Railroad Museum “Santa Rides”
Date: December 12, 2009

Category: Arts

 

Museum opens 9 AM, rides 9:30. 11, 1:30, 2:30 4 PM. See www.scrm.org. Coach adults $10, $7 children 1-11; First class $15. No advance ticket sales or reservations.

 

SC Railroad Museum:
http://www.scrrm.org
Title: Winterfest
Date: December 12, 2009

Category: Family

 

Take a break from the holiday crowds with family activities celebrating the winter season. SC State Museum 803.898.4921

 

SC State Museum:
http://www.museum.state.sc.us/

Title: Nutcracker
Date: December 20, 2009

Category: Performing Arts

 

Columbia City Ballet s holiday family tradition, Nutcracker, dazzles South Carolina audiences each season. Collecting the talents of more than 200 local children and 40 professional dancers, this award-winning Nutcracker has been proclaimed by The State newspaper as close to perfect as you can get. Koger Center 803.251.2222.

 

Columbia City Ballet:
http://www.columbiacityballet.com/

Title: Rent
Date: January 7, 2010

Category: Arts

 

A group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggle to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of AIDS.

 

Title: Swing lessons and Dancing
Date: January 7, 2010
Time: 6:00PM
Category: Music

Anyone interested in dancing can learn the popular Swing Dance style in a vintage setting this summer through next year as Historic Columbia Foundation continues to host instructional classes and dances monthly at the historic Big Apple, 1000 Hampton Street. Columbia dance favorites Richard Durlach and Breedlove plan to take dancers back to the era of the Big Apple Dance Club. Richard and Breedlove teach, perform, and research swing, ballroom and vintage dances along with studying dance culture. It was at the Big Apple club where the Big Apple dance craze began, becoming one of the most popular dances of the 20th century.

Historic Columbia:
http://www.historiccolumbia.org/
Title: 2010 World Beer Festival
Date: January 16, 2010
Time: 12:00PM - 10:00PM
Category: Festival

 

250+ World Class Beers Educational seminars from the nation s leading beer experts. The best in local cuisine. Music Entertainment

 

2010 World Beer Festival:
http://www.allaboutbeer.com/wbfcolumbia/

Title: Columbia International Festival
Date: April 16, 2010

Category: Festival

 

The Columbia International Festival showcases the music, culture, food, and performing arts of the various cultures, nationalities, races, and language groups represented in South Carolina. The event brings all of the area's international communities together to build better community/race relations between various ethnic/cultural/language groups and with the South Carolina community at large. Estimated attendance for 2009 was 8,000-10,000.

 

Columbia International Festival:
http://www.cifonline.org/
Title: Fall Into Tall Tales: Outdoor Story Hour for Families.
Date: October 21, 2009
Time: 7PM
Category: Children

Children s books are so much fun to share! Join the rangers and guest readers as we read aloud from some of our favorite books for children and the young at heart. Bring a blanket or cushion on chilly nights! Use the Laurel Street park entrance at Huger Street.

Title: Columbia Canal: Introduce Yourself to the Fall Line
Date: October 25, 2009

Category: Education

The Fall Line Consortium, a group including Historic Columbia, The State Museum, Columbia Green and the City of Columbia will gather experts on the natural and cultural history surrounding the Columbia Canal for this educational afternoon in the park. Join guided tours, hear lectures, watch kayaking demonstrations and admire the best river views around. Use the Laurel Street park entrance at Huger Street

Title: Welcome the Coming Light!
Date: December 21, 2009
Time: 3PM - 7PM
Category: Family

Make time during the hectic holiday season to experience our annual tradition marking the shortest day of the year with a fire, warm drinks and tales of times past. Come prepared to toss mementos of last year s unpleasantness into the flames, and resolve to enter the coming year renewed in spirit. From this day forward until June, the sun sets just a little later. Cheer it along in good company. Use the Laurel Street park entrance at Huger Street

Title: Cayce West Columbia Jaycees Hall of Horrors
Date: October 16, 2009
Time: 7PM
Category: Festival

The Cayce West Columbia Jaycees Hall of Horrors is back as the midlands longest running haunted attraction. Now with more rooms and hallways to twist your senses and create an all new disturbing experience. Come out, if you dare, and stir around in the darkness - if you think you can handle it? You won't know if you're safe, or if you are walking into a trap. This year will deliver more unspeakable horrors than ever before!

Admission is $12.00 - not recommending for children under the age of 12. Proceeds from this event help fund several local charities including Jaycee Camp Hope, a camp for mentally and physically challenged children and adults located in upstate South Carolina. For additional information and discount admissions please visit our website or call 803-409-9139

Hall of Horrors:
http://www.hallofhorrors.com/
Title: Cayce West Columbia Jaycees Hall of Horrors
Date: October 29, 2009
Time: 7PM
Category: Festival

The Cayce West Columbia Jaycees Hall of Horrors is back as the midlands longest running haunted attraction. Now with more rooms and hallways to twist your senses and create an all new disturbing experience. Come out, if you dare, and stir around in the darkness - if you think you can handle it? You won't know if you're safe, or if you are walking into a trap. This year will deliver more unspeakable horrors than ever before!

Admission is $12.00 - not recommending for children under the age of 12. Proceeds from this event help fund several local charities including Jaycee Camp Hope, a camp for mentally and physically challenged children and adults located in upstate South Carolina. For additional information and discount admissions please visit our website or call 803-409-9139

Hall of Horrors:
http://www.hallofhorrors.com/

Title: Fashion for Compassion
Date: October 24, 2009
Time: 3PM - 7PM
Category: Family

On October 24 from 3-7 pm, all proceeds from services are being donated to Palmetto Health Hospital for Breast Cancer Research. All money earned from haircuts, manicures, massages etc. will be donated. Our staff is donating their time and skills to raise money. Join us for a great event that benefits you and others!

Wisteria Salon & Spa:
http://www.wisteriasalonspa.com/clientmanager/Live/Sites/1Frame.asp?source=&cid=492&DataID=1&DataCatID=1

Title: Murder at Gander Hill
Date: October 24, 2009
Time: 6PM
Category: Performing Arts

Just in time for Halloween, join us at the home of Anthony Judith Hawkesworth for another challenging murder mystery from the files of Chief Detective and superior sleuth, Rhett Rutledge. Murder at Gander Hill exposes jealousy, revenge, and dark secrets surrounding the sudden death of the beautiful Grace Manigault, female fighter pilot and world-renowned sculptress.

 

Clarence Felder and Chris Weatherhead from Actors' Theatre of South Carolina join local actors Kristin Cobb, Bill Funderburk, Bill DeWitt, Sheila Riddick-McKinney and Steve LeVan for this wild night of murder and mayhem. Can you solve the mystery before it's too late?

Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County:
http://www.fineartscenter.org/events/TheatrePerformances.htm
Date: November 3, 2009
Time: 7PM
Category: Festival

The Cigar Box will be hosting a free event in conjunction with ING Financial Partners on Tuesday, November 3 at 7pm. We will be trying out our new line of Winston Churchill cigars. This will be followed by a brief presentation on retirement planning and asset protection. If you are nearing or in retirement and would like to try some excellent cigars, please contact Joshua Bradley at 803-760-7221 to reserve your seat. Our space is extremely limited.
Title: "American Graces Christmas Concert"
Date: December 18, 2009

Category: Festival

Remember the voices of those angelic choirs from our concert last December? Get ready to enjoy the beauty of more than 100 voices from Satchel Ford Elementary School, Crayton Middle School and the Falcon Singers from A.C. Flora High School singing your favorite Christmas songs joined by the Sandlapper Singers instrumental ensemble as we celebrate the many things for which we are thankful. Tickets are $5-15. Reception follows. Purchase tickets on line at www.sandlappersingers.org Or call 803 381-5481

Dreher High School Auditorium

3319 Millwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29205

 

Title: Junior League of Columbia's Holiday Market
Date: December 3, 2009

Category: Arts

'Tis the Season to Shop!
at the Junior League of Columbia's
2009 Holiday Market
December 3 - 6
Americraft-Cantey Building, South Carolina State Fairgrounds www.jlcolumbia.org

http://www.jlcolumbia.org/?nd=holiday_market:
http://www.jlcolumbia.org

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Title: Hair Care Event
Date: October 24, 2009
Time: 3:00PM - 7:00PM
Category: Family

Schedule your spa and/or salon appointment on October 24th from 3-7 at Wisteria AVEDA Salon Spa in the Village at Sandhill! All funds will go to the Breast Cancer Awareness Fund with Palmetto Health Hospital!

Title: Radio City Christmas Spectacular - The Rockettes
Date: December 6, 2009

Category: Family

 

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the world famous Rockettes will appear at the Colonial Life Arena for the FIRST TIME EVER. This beloved holiday show will delight the entire family when it hits the stage in Columbia on December 6, 2009. The Arena production was specifically designed for large-scale venues and replicates the grandeur of the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall on an entirely different scale. Audiences are taken on a theatrical journey that the entire family can enjoy together. Children thrill as Santa takes the audience on a magical sleigh ride to the North Pole, while parents marvel at the unparalleled precision dance of the Rockettes. The Christmas Spectacular is truly unique in its universal appeal to people of all ages. From small children to grandparents, this dazzling holiday production is guaranteed to bring smiles to their faces and help create a wonderful family memory to last a lifetime.

 

Colonial Life Arena:
http://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/eventpages/172.asp

Title: Radio City Christmas Spectacular - The Rockettes
Date: December 6, 2009
Time: 7AM
Category: Family

 

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the world famous Rockettes will appear at the Colonial Life Arena for the FIRST TIME EVER. This beloved holiday show will delight the entire family when it hits the stage in Columbia on December 6, 2009. The Arena production was specifically designed for large-scale venues and replicates the grandeur of the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall on an entirely different scale. Audiences are taken on a theatrical journey that the entire family can enjoy together. Children thrill as Santa takes the audience on a magical sleigh ride to the North Pole, while parents marvel at the unparalleled precision dance of the Rockettes. The Christmas Spectacular is truly unique in its universal appeal to people of all ages. From small children to grandparents, this dazzling holiday production is guaranteed to bring smiles to their faces and help create a wonderful family memory to last a lifetime.

 

Colonial Life Arena:
http://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/eventpages/172.asp
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Title: Martina McBride - Shine All Night Tour
Date: December 11, 2009
Time: 7:30PM
Category: Music

Shine All Night Tour with special guest Blake Shelton and the Lost Trailers.

Colonial Life Arena:
http://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/eventpages/173.asp

Title: Monster Jam
Date: January 22, 2009
Time: 7:30PM
Category: Sports

Welcome to Monster Jam, an incredible family-friendly experience starring the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam monster trucks. These twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over - OR smash through. Monster Jam provides a massive night s entertainment tailored perfectly for your family s budget, and these colorful, larger-than-life beasts are sure to capture the hearts of both young and old.

Colonial Life Arena:
http://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/eventpages/170.asp
Title: Monster Jam
Date: January 23, 2009
Time: 2:00PM
Category: Sports

Welcome to Monster Jam, an incredible family-friendly experience starring the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam monster trucks. These twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over - OR smash through. Monster Jam provides a massive night s entertainment tailored perfectly for your family s budget, and these colorful, larger-than-life beasts are sure to capture the hearts of both young and old.

Colonial Life Arena:
http://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/eventpages/170.asp
Title: Disney Live! Rockin' Road Show
Date: February 26, 2009
Time: 3:30PM
Category: Children

Get ready to dim the lights and raise the curtain Mickey Mouse is in the house and he s setting the stage for fun - just for you! But first he ll need to find some amazing acts to put in his show. Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald all head off on an adventure and find some great friends to help them out. You ll get to sing along to cool songs, jump out of your seat to dance to the beat and laugh out loud with Buzz and Woody from Toy Story, Cinderella, Tigger, and more of your Disney friends at this show-stopping, zany, on-stage adventure coming right to your hometown!

Colonial Life Arena:
http://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/eventpages/171.asp
Title: Disney Live! Rockin' Road Show
Date: February 26, 2009
Time: 6:30PM
Category: Children

Get ready to dim the lights and raise the curtain Mickey Mouse is in the house and he s setting the stage for fun - just for you! But first he ll need to find some amazing acts to put in his show. Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald all head off on an adventure and find some great friends to help them out. You ll get to sing along to cool songs, jump out of your seat to dance to the beat and laugh out loud with Buzz and Woody from Toy Story, Cinderella, Tigger, and more of your Disney friends at this show-stopping, zany, on-stage adventure coming right to your hometown!

Colonial Life Arena:
http://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/eventpages/171.asp

Title: Solstice Babysitters Night!
Date: October 4, 2009
Time: 5:30PM
Category: Family

Solstice Babysitters Night!

 

Enjoy an Adults Only dinner while your kids hang out in the Solstice private dining room with experienced babysitters! Along with watching movies, there are lots of arts -n- crafts activities for the kids to participate in. Parents must make a reservation in the dining room between 5:30 - 7pm. $5 per kid - includes a kid-friendly dinner!

 

Call Solstice today to make your reservation - 803.788.6966. Space is limited.

Title: Kick or Treat
Date: October 30, 2009
Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Category: Festival

Ages 3-12 . Dress in a costume!

$10 per child, $5 per sibling (2 under Free)

Bounce Houses, Pony Rides, Face Painting, Carnival Games, Costume Contest Tons of Candy! (Free for parents to attend)

Plex Indoor Sports:
http://plexindoorsports.com/sandhills/events/view/281#at
Title: Monster Skate
Date: October 30, 2009
Time: 8:00PM - 12:00AM
Category: Sports

Come skateboard at Monster Skate!

8pm-Midnight

Cost: $10/$5 Members

Plex Skate Park:
http://www.plexskateparks.com
Title: Friday Night Out
Date: November 6, 2009
Time: 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Category: Family

Need a night out parents? Bring your child to Plex for a night of fun! Inflatables, Sports, Games Crafts Dinner is included!

6-10pm, Ages 4-13

Cost: $20, 50% off siblings

November 6: Leaf Art

December 4: Decorate Yummy Cookies

December 11: Create an Ornament

December 18: Make a Holiday Card

Plex Indoor Sports:
http://plexindoorsports.com/sandhills/programs/view/friday-nights-out#at
Title: Winter Break Camp
Date: November 25, 2009
Time: 7:00AM - 6:00PM
Category: Children

No School? Come to Plex!

All day sports camp 7am-6pm

Cost: $40/$35 Afterschool members

 

November: 25 27

December: 21-23 ($90), 28-31($110)

January: 15 18

Sign up online or by phone: 803.360.7300

 

*Skatepark open 8am-10pm on these days, visit website for special pricing.

Plex Indoor Sports:
http://plexindoorsports.com/sandhills/events/view/283#at

Title: Holiday Open House
Date: November 5, 2009
Time: 12:00PM - 9:00PM
Category: Arts

Holiday Open House at individual locations throughout the town of Chapin... Nov. 5 until 9 PM; Nov. 6 and 7 until 7 PM; Nov. 8 1-4PM

For more information:
http://www.chapinchamber.org; http://www.jbjart.blogspot.com
Title: SC Great Friend to Kids
Date: November 5, 2009
Time: 6:15PM - 8:00PM
Category: Educational

EdVenture Children's Museum recognizes individuals and organizations across South Carolina who are making significant and outstanding contributions to strengthening and advancing the interests of children. The South Carolina Great Friend to Kids award for 2009 is being awarded to Mr. Samuel and the Honorable Inez Tenenbaum. A reception will be held at 6:15 pm followed by a dinner at 7 pm.

http://www.edventure.org

Title: BIG Wheels
Date: November 7, 2009
Time: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Category: Children

How DOES an earth mover push all that sand? How DO garbage trucks work? If you are a parent with a child that loves big trucks, you need to come to EdVenture to "touch a truck!" Now is your chance to let your little ones get up close and personal with a large variety of trucks, emergency vehicles, and other big machines. Learn about the science of how these huge machines move, push, pull, and haul.

http://www.edventure.org

Title: Museums on Us free weekend at EdVenture
Date: November 7, 2009
Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Category: Children

"Museums on Us" is a Bank of America program that offers its card holders free admission to more than 70 museums nationwide. EdVenture Children's Museum is the only museum in South Carolina chosen to participate in the program.

http://www.museums.bankofamerica.com
Title: Holiday Lights on the River
Date: November 25, 2009

Category: Festival

For 37 magical nights this holiday season, Saluda Shoals Park will come alive in a blaze of more than a million sparkling lights. Holiday Lights on the River features over 300 themed, animated light displays on a two-mile loop of the Park!

 

Enjoy the dazzling Dancing Forest with it's dancing, lighted trees synchronized to classical and whimsical holiday music. See the expanded three dimensional Victorian Village in lights. Watch as Old Man Winter create an icy winter wonderland in Let it Snow and enjoy the holiday classic Twelve Days of Christmas in sparkling lights.

 

Dates:

November 25-December 31, 2009, 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road

 

 

Nights of Wonder-December 17-23 only! 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Environmental Education Center, Saluda Shoals Park

 

 

Winter Wonder Ride - Friday and Saturday nights only November 27-28, December 4-5 and December 11-12

 

December 17-23 open nightly from 6-10 p.m. during Nights of Wonder

 

 

 

Fee: $2 per ride with Holiday Lights admission

 

 

Holiday Lights Admission

Cars: $10 15-Passenger Vans: $20 Buses: $35

 

 

Holiday Lights Group Rates (cars only)

1-9 $10.00 per car pass

10-24 $9.00 per car pass

25-49 $8.00 per car pass

50+ $7.50 per car pass

 

 

Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission:
http://www.icrc.net/holidaylightsontheriver.aspx
Title: Open Stage at Bill's
Date: November 6, 2009
Time: 7:30PM - 9PM
Category: Music

Come to Bill's for some true Bluegrass music sure to get your feet tapping and hands clapping!

Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor:
http://www.billsmusicshop.com/calendar.html

Title: Bluegrass Jam Session at Bill's
Date: November 6, 2009
Time: 9PM - 12AM
Category: Music

Come witness the best Bluegrass around at this weekly Bluegrass Jam Session!

Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor:
http://www.billsmusicshop.com/calendar.html
Title: Game Night
Date: November 6, 2009

Category: Family

 

Don't you wish you could test things out before you buy them? Well you can! Toys Games offers you the opportuity to come in and test out the games! That way, you'll be sure to pick something out the whole family will love!

 

Toys Games

Columbia Place Mall

Across from the food court

803-865-2232

Date: December 12, 2009
Time: 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Category: Music

Free concert featuring the Dutch Fork Choral Society and the Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra performing selections from Handel's MESSIAH. Donations gratefully accepted at the door. For information, call Lil Mood, 345-3460.

Click for LMSO concert schedule information:
http://www.lmso.org
Date: December 14, 2009
Time: 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Category: Music

Handel's MESSIAH Sing along concert with the Dutch Fork Choral Society and the Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra. Special seating and scores available for persons who would like to sing along. Concert is free. Donations gratefully accepted at the door. For information call Lil Mood, 345-3460

Click for concert schedule information:
http://www.lmso.org

Title: Same Time Next, Year
Date: November 6, 2009
Time: 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Category: Performing Arts

The story follows a love affair between two people, married to others, who rendezvous once a year. Twenty-five years of manners, morals and attitudes are hilariouly enacted by the lovers, Doris and George. One of the most popular romantic comedies of the 20th century, Same Time, Next Year enjoyed a four-year run on Broadway, is one of the world's most widely produced plays, and was a hit motion picture starring Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn.

Workshop Theatre:
http://www.workshoptheatre.com/info.html

Title: Same Time, Next Year
Date: November 15, 2009
Time: 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Category: Performing Arts

The story follows a love affair between two people, married to others, who rendezvous once a year. Twenty-five years of manners, morals and attitudes are hilariously enacted by the lovers, Doris and George. One of the most popular romantic comedies of the 20th century, Same Time, Next Year enjoyed a four-year run on Broadway, is one of the world's most widely produced plays, and was a hit motion picture starring Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn.

Workshop Theatre:
http://www.workshoptheatre.com/info.html

Title: Kids Holiday Snow Fest!
Date: December 21, 2009
Time: 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Category: Family

Kids Holiday Snow Fest! Come enjoy playing in the snow, ice skating, and bouncing on the inflatables! We'll serve warm cookies and hot cocoa for a delicious snack. Ages 10 under. $10/child, Parents Free!

Plex Indoor Sports:
http://www.plexindoorsports.com
Title: Kids Holiday Snow Fest!
Date: December 28, 2009
Time: 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Category: Family

Kids Holiday Snow Fest! Come enjoy playing in the snow, ice skating, and bouncing on the inflatables! We'll serve warm cookies and hot cocoa for a delicious snack. Ages 10 under. $10/child, Parents Free!

Check out what else we offer!:
http://www.plexindoorsports.com

Title: 14th Annual Oyster Festival
Date: November 15, 2009
Time: 11AM
Category: Festival

 

Join Historic Columbia Foundation and Liquid Assets, Inc. for the 14th Annual South Carolina Oyster Festival and help support the Foundation's mission. This year, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Historic Columbia Foundation.

 

The South Carolina Oyster Festival is Columbia s largest outdoor oyster roast with more than 5,000 pounds of fresh oysters served steamed and fried. The family-friendly event will feature lots of free children s activities along with inflatable amusement rides for a nominal fee, live music, tours, food and drinks. Experience a full day of activities on our historic grounds with oysters by the serving, a variety of foods, soft drinks, beer, and a special wine pavilion. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and strollers. And, don't forget to bring your oyster shuckers and gloves or purchase them at the festival.

 

The fun doesn't stop there! Enjoy two stages of live entertainment throughout the day featuring the area's most popular bands. One of Charleston s favorites, Blue Dogs, will make their third Oyster Festival headlining appearance. The band has been touring and pleasing crowds since the early 90s. Other performances include Woodwork Roadshow, offering a clever presentation of traditional and progressive acoustic music; Tom Hall and the Plowboys, rock with elements of zydeco, folk, and bluegrass with a Cajun flavor; The Blue Iguanas, local Columbia bluegrass traditionalists; Casual Kings, an up and coming rock quartet; and Columbia s own Danielle Howle, one of the nation s finest singer/songwriters of our generation.

 

*Tour the Robert Mills House from noon-4 pm for free.

 

Tickets are available at the Robert Mills House Museum Shop, California Chicken Grill, Bawa Oyster Company, and online at www.etix.com. Entry to the festival is located on both ends of Blanding Street bounded by Henderson and Pickens Street, one block from Taylor.

 

Historic Columbia Foundation:
http://www.historiccolumbia.org/site/programs/2009/11/15/events/14th-annual-sc-oyster-festival

Title: Columbia Children's Theatre presents FROSTY
Date: November 27, 2009
Time: 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Category: Arts

Everybody s favorite frozen treat, Frosty, is coming to life on stage at Columbia Children s Theatre!

This heart-warming musical follows Samantha, Sidney, James, and Worm as they try to win the school s science fair by bringing a snowman to life. Frosty is a magical interactive adventure that the whole family will enjoy and will delight children of all ages.

jim@columbiachildrenstheatre.com

Columbia Children's Theatre:
http://columbiachildrenstheatre.com

Title: "Play It!" Saturday
Date: November 28, 2009
Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Category: Children

Participate in "everyone plays" activities and compete in friendly games on the fourth Saturday of each month (this month featuring BASKETBALL). What a great way for children to come up close and personal with their favorite sports! Free with museum admission. NO RSVP necessary.

http://www.edventure.org
Title: “Snowville” at EdVenture
Date: November 21, 2009

Category: Children

Experience the magic of winter inside! EdVenture Children's Museum proudly presents Snowville, an interactive exhibit that contains all the fun that snow has to offer without having to go outside! Learn about the FUN of snow (the joys of ice skating, the excitement of sliding down snowy hills and the fun of throwing snowballs) as well as the SCIENCE of snow (just how cold is snow, how are igloos made and what types of penguins live in the South Pole). FREE with museum admission.

 

www.edventure.org 803-779-3100

EdVenture:
http://www.edventure.org/

Title: “Play It!” Saturday, a Team UP! exhibit monthly series
Date: November 28, 2009
Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Category: Children

Participate in “everyone plays” activities and compete in friendly games at EdVenture Children’s Museum on the fourth Saturday of each month (this month featuring BASKETBALL). What a great way for children to come up close and personal with their favorite sports! Free with museum admission. No RSVP necessary.

Title: Mingle & Jingle on Main
Date: December 3, 2009
Time: 6PM - 9PM
Category: Festival

Mingle Jingle on Main

A Holiday Eveningof Art, Entertainment Shopping Thursday, December 3

6 to 9 PM

1500 Block of Main Street

City Center Partnership, Frame of Mind and other downtownmerchants are pleased to bring an exciting holiday event to Main Street. Mingle Jingle on Main A Holiday Eveningof Art, Entertainment Shopping will be held on Thursday, December 3 from 6 to 9 PM along the 1500 blockof Main Street. This event is a continuation of Frame of Mind s Art Series heldthe first Thursday of every month. The holiday event will include variousvisual and performing artists including Carolers, Sonny D and friends with thePalmetto Swing Dancers, Artist Jean Bourque, Virginia Scotchie s ceramicsculptures, Howard Hunt and the Village Artists, projected seasonal images onsome of the buildings, guided tours of the future home of the NickelodeonTheatre, a wine tasting at the White Mule and much more. Several of the downtownretailers and restaurants will stay open late for the event including GothamBagel, the White Mule, the Nickelodeon Theatre, the Columbia Museum of Art sMuseum Shop, Villa Tronco, the Sheraton Downtown Columbia Hotel, The Whig andFree Times. For more information, please contact Alicia Morgan at (803)779.4005 x 2042 or Mark Plessinger at (803) 988.1065.

http://www.citycentercolumbia.sc/

Title: Holiday Main Street Marketplace
Date: October 1, 2009
Time: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Category: Festival

City Center Partnership’s Holiday Main Street Marketplace:
Friday, December 4 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Find that perfect gift this season at the Holiday Main Street Marketplace on Friday, December 4! The downtown holiday open-air market will be held at the corner of Main & Hampton Streets in front of the Columbia Museum of Art and features holiday specialty items, prepared foods, baked goods, art, photography, books, handmade crafts, and much more. Free admission! Complimentary shuttle service courtesy of City Center Partnership is available in the 36 block area downtown, bounded by Gervais to Elmwood and Assembly to Marion Streets, to pick up and drop off attendees. The holiday market is held each year on the first Friday in December. For more information, please contact 803.779.4005 ext. 2042 or Alicia@cartertodd.com or visit www.citycentercolumbia.sc.

http://www.citycentercolumbia.sc/

Title: Blythewood's Annual Christmas Parade
Date: December 13, 2009
Time: 3PM - 5PM
Category: Festival

Blythewood's Annual Christmas Parade. Antique cars, floats, girl and boyscouts, Santa

 

Title: Oyster Roast and Toast To Camp Hope
Date: December 5, 2009
Time: 7AM
Category: Festival

Winter is almost here and you know what that means – time for an Oyster Roast!

Come warm up with us by the fire and enjoy some delicious oysters at the Columbia Jaycees Camp Hope Roast and Toast.

There will be live music by The Blue Laws and an open beer & wine bar.

Oysters not your thing? No worries! We have some outstanding chili to help keep you warm. Not into meat? There will be vegetarian chili as well!

The proceeds from the event benefit Jaycee Camp Hope

Jaycee Camp Hope is a statewide residential camp for mentally challenged citizens located in the upstate of South Carolina. Its purpose is to give the camper helpful experiences in an outdoor environment, develop the ability to work and play as a group, and provide new experiences unique to a camp setting. The SC Junior Chamber of Commerce has provided financial support for every camper attending Jaycee Camp Hope since 1969. Individuals participating in Camp Hope are ages 8 and older. Campers are grouped according to age, level of functioning, and previous camp and social experience.

Purchase tickets and more information:
http://camphoperoast.webs.com/

Title: Blythewood Community Yard Sale
Date: December 5, 2009
Time: 8AM - 12PM
Category: Family

Blythewood's 2nd Community Yard Sale! Great place to sell your stuff and collect more! Indoor and Outdoor tables....

keaslers@townofblythewood.com

Title: Bounty of Blythewood
Date: November 21, 2009
Time: 9:00AM - 3PM
Category: Family

Bounty of Blythewood- Iron Chef Competition, BBQ cook off and MUCH more

keaslers@townofblythewood.com

Title: Blythewood's Annual Tree Lighting and 130th Birthday!
Date: November 22, 2009
Time: 5PM - 7PM
Category: Arts

Blythewood's 130th Birthday Celebration and Annual Tree Lighting. Singers, Oldest Families in Blythewood speakers, Tree lighting and great family fellowship!
Title: &quot;Museums on Us&quot; Free Weekend at EdVenture
Date: December 5, 2009
Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Category: Family

“Museums on Us” is a Bank of America program that offers its card holders free admission to more than 70 museums nationwide. EdVenture Children’s Museum is the only museum in SC chosen to participate in this program.

http://www.museums.bankofamerica.com

Title: Family Night at EdVenture Children's Museum
Date: December 8, 2009
Time: 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Category: Family

Come to EdVenture for an evening of fun at a price you can afford!

http://www.edventure.org

Title: &quot;Play It!&quot; Saturday, a Team UP! monthly series
Date: December 28, 2009
Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Category: Children

Participate in “everyone-plays” activities and compete in friendly games at EdVenture Children’s Museum on the fourth Saturday of each month. What a great way for children to become up close and personal with their favorite sports! Free with museum admission. No RSVP necessary.

http://www.edventure.org

Title: Countdown to New Year's Eve
Date: December 31, 2009
Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Category: Family

2010 is almost here! Ring in the New Year at EdVenture’s kid-friend celebration! This event allows children to celebrate the magic of New Year’s Eve as they countdown on EDDIE’s watch to 12 noon! Fun art projects, music and dancing will make this event a festive occasion for both children and adults. FREE with admission!

http://www.edventure.org

Title: Toddler Tuesdays
Date: December 1, 2009
Time: 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Category: Children

You and your toddler are invited to drop in to EdVenture for arts & crafts, music, movement and stories. For families with children ages 4 and younger.

http://www.edventure.org

Title: 'The Boykin Spaniel' Book Signing!
Date: December 10, 2009
Time: 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Category: Family

Just in time for the Holidays, Ed's Editions is hosting a book signing with Mike Creel and Lynn Kelley for the re-issue of 'The Boykin Spaniel'. Boykin Spaniels are the state dog of South Carolina. This is the 1st of only two signings that will take place in Columbia so you don't want to miss the opportunity to get your hands on a great gift!

After you get your copy signed, make your way around the store because the Annual Christmas Sale will be going on! Receive 25% off inventory from December 8th-12th!

Ed's Editions:
http://www.edseditions.com/

Title: Love Feast
Date: December 12, 2009
Time: 7:00PM
Category: Family

Experience an inspiring celebration of sharing God's hope, harmony and love. Join us at Shandon United Methodist for Love Feast filled with glowing candlelight... familiar carols... a festival orchestra... and lessons and carols that tell the story of God's love through scripture and music. Saturday and Sunday, December 12 and 13 at 7:00 pm.

mowen@shandon-umc.org

http://www.shandon-umc.org
Title: RENT
Date: January 13, 2010

Category: Performing Arts - Theatre | Ballet

 

A group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggle to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of AIDS.

 

Trustus Theatre:
http://trustus.org/shows/rent.aspx
Title: RENT
Date: January 20, 2010

Category: Performing Arts - Theatre | Ballet

 

A group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggle to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of AIDS.

 

Trustus Theatre:
http://trustus.org/shows/rent.aspx
Title: &quot;Museums on Us&quot; Free Weekend at EdVenture
Date: January 2, 2009
Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Category: Family

“Museums on Us” is a Bank of America program that offers its card holders free admission to more than 70 museums nationwide. EdVenture Children’s Museum is the only museum in SC chosen to participate in this program. For more information, visit www.museums.bankofamerica.com.

http://www.museums.bankofamerica.com

Title: Museums on Us: Free Weekend at EdVenture
Date: January 2, 2010
Time: 9AM - 5PM
Category: Children

 

Museums on Us is a Bank of America program that offers its card holders free admission to more than 70 museums nationwide. EdVenture Children s Museum is the only museum in SC chosen to participate in this program. For more information, visit www.museums.bankofamerica.com.

Title: The Odd Couple
Date: January 15, 2010
Time: 8PM
Category: Performing Arts - Theatre | Ballet

Time Magazine called The Odd Couple “an evening of group hysteria” and indeed it is!

Come see the disastrous, hilarious results as Felix-the-neat moves in with Oscar-the-slob in one of Broadway’s best-known comedies from the pen of one of America’s greatest writers, Neil Simon. Odds are, you’ll love the show!

Written by Neil Simon
Directed by Allison McNeely
Sponsored by GMK Associates, Inc

Tickets: $11-16

Click for tickets or information:
http://www.towntheatre.com
Title: The Odd Couple
Date: January 17, 2010
Time: 3PM
Category: Performing Arts - Theatre | Ballet

Time Magazine called The Odd Couple “an evening of group hysteria” and indeed it is!

Come see the disastrous, hilarious results as Felix-the-neat moves in with Oscar-the-slob in one of Broadway’s best-known comedies from the pen of one of America’s greatest writers, Neil Simon. Odds are, you’ll love the show!

Written by Neil Simon
Directed by Allison McNeely
Sponsored by GMK Associates, Inc

Tickets: $11-16

Click for information:
http://www.towntheatre.com
Title: Family Night at EdVenture
Date: January 12, 2009
Time: 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Category: Family

Come to EdVenture for an evening of fun at a price you can afford! $1.00 per person admission. 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

http://www.edventure.org

Title: EdCeptional Families Night
Date: January 23, 2009
Time: 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Category: Family

EdVenture Children’s Museum is proud to provide parents, teachers and caregivers of children with disabilities and special needs the opportunity to expand their knowledge of resources while allowing their children to explore the largest children’s museum in the Southeast! On January 23rd from 5-7 pm, the museum will open its doors to provide families with critical, helpful information about services and resources that can enhance their children’s lives. This evening is part of a series of free programs designed to assist the families of children with disabilities. For more information, please call (803) 400-1133. Admission is FREE for all children with disabilities AND for their families and caretakers. No RSVP necessary.

http://www.edventure.org

Title: &quot;The Monkey King: A Story from China&quot; - EdVenture's newest traveling exhibit
Date: January 23, 2009
Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Category: Children

EdVenture Children’s Museum is proud to host “Monkey King: A Story from China” from now through May 9th. This exhibit introduces visitors to Chinese history, culture, art, religion and geography. It allows adults and children to develop an understanding and appreciation of one of the leading countries of the 21st century. FREE with museum admission.

http://www.edventure.org
Title: Family Night at EdVenture
Date: January 12, 2010
Time: 5PM - 8PM
Category: Family

 

Come to EdVenture for an evening of fun at a price you can afford! $1.00 per person admission. 5:00 8:00 pm.


http://www.edventure.org

http://www.edventure.org/:
http://www.edventure.org/
Title: EdCeptional Families Night
Date: January 23, 2010
Time: 5PM - 7PM
Category: Family

 

EdVenture Children s Museum is proud to provide parents, teachers and caregivers of children with disabilities and special needs the opportunity to expand their knowledge of resources while allowing their children to explore the largest children s museum in the Southeast! On January 23rd from 5-7 pm, the museum will open its doors to provide families with critical, helpful information about services and resources that can enhance their children s lives. This evening is part of a series of free programs designed to assist the families of children with disabilities. For more information, please call (803) 400-1133. Admission is FREE for all children with disabilities AND for their families and caretakers. No RSVP necessary.


http://www.edventure.org
Title: &quot;The Monkey King: A Story from China&quot; - EdVenture's newest traveling exhibit
Date: January 23, 2010
Time: 9AM - 5PM
Category: Children

 

EdVenture Children s Museum is proud to host Monkey King: A Story from China from now through May 9th. This exhibit introduces visitors to Chinese history, culture, art, religion and geography. It allows adults and children to develop an understanding and appreciation of one of the leading countries of the 21st century. FREE with museum admission.


http://www.edventure.org

Title: Friday Night Out
Date: January 8, 2010
Time: 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Category: Children

Need a night out parents? Bring your children to Plex for a night filled with fun games, sports, inflatables and crafts. Dinner is included! Register before Friday the cost is $20 + 50% sibling discount.

http://plexindoorsports.com/sandhills/programs/view/friday-nights-out

Title: No School! Come Ice Skating!
Date: January 15, 2010
Time: 1:00PM - 5:00AM
Category: Sports

No School! Come Ice Skating With Us! $12, includes skate rentals

Plex Indoor Sports:
http://plexindoorsports.com/irmoice/programs/view/public-skate

Title: Come Ice Skating With Us!
Date: January 18, 2010
Time: 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Category: Sports

No School? Come ice skating with us! Special Session 1-5pm | $12, includes skate rentals

Plex Indoor Sports:
http://plexindoorsports.com/irmoice/programs/view/public-skate
Title: No School? Sports Camp!
Date: January 18, 2010
Time: 7:00AM - 6:00PM
Category: Children

No School? Come to Plex for a day filled with fun games, sports, inflatables crafts. 2 snacks are included. Ages 4-13

Plex Indoor Sports:
http://plexindoorsports.com
Title: Snow Fest!
Date: January 18, 2010
Time: 10AM - 11:30AM
Category: Children

 

100% chance of snow! Come out to play in the snow, ice skating and bouncing on inflatables! Fresh baked cookies and hot chocolate will be served to warm you up. Ages 10 under Cost: $10/child, parents Free


Plex Indoor Sports:

 

http://plexindoorsports.com/irmoice
Title: Special Public Skate Hours
Date: January 14, 2010
Time: 1PM - 5PM
Category: Sports

 

No School! Come Ice Skating!

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: 16th Annual Central Carolina Food and Wine Festival - Private Food and Wine Dinner Date: March 1, 2010 Time: 6:30PM - 9:30PM Category: Festival Guests will enjoy a delicious five course meal prepared by Chef Jason Wilcox and his culinary team. Southern Wine & Spirits will pair wines of Domaine Chandon with each course. A guest speaker will educate guests about the wines. The cost is $100 per person. Wine List Chandon Etoile Rose Sparkling Chandon Chardonnay Chandon Pinot Noir Chandon Pinot Meunier Assorted Sparklings with Dessert Visit www.yourfoundation.org or call Kerrie Newell at 803.254.5601 x327 to purchase tickets. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.: http://yourfoundation.org/newsandevents/winefestival.aspx

Title: 16th Annual Central Carolina Food and Wine Festival Date: March 15, 2010 Time: 6:30PM - 9:30PM Category: Festival Guests will enjoy a delicious six course meal prepared by Chef Henry Griffin and his culinary team. Kennett Distributors will pair wines from various regions of Italy with each course. A guest speaker will educate guests about the wines. The cost is $100 per person. Wine List Prosecco Aperitif Vernaccia di San Gimignano De Valier Soave De Valier Valpolicella Ripasso Rocca dei Pupi Lago Nero Syrah Brachetto Visit www.yourfoundation.org or call Kerrie Newell at 803.254.5601 x327 to purchase tickets. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.: http://yourfoundation.org/newsandevents/winefestival.aspx

Title: 16th Annual Central Carolina Food and Wine Festival Date: March 28, 2010 Time: 6:30PM - 9:30PM Category: Festival Guests will enjoy a delicious five course meal prepared by Owner and Chef Ricky Mollohan and his culinary team. Republic National Distributing Company will pair wines of J. Lohr with each course. A guest speaker will educate guests about the wines. The cost is $100 per person. Wine List J Lohr October Night J Lohr Fog’s Reach Pinot Noir J Lohr Tower Road Pinot Noir J Lohr Cuvee St E J Lohr Late Harvest Riesling Visit www.yourfoundation.org or call Kerrie Newell at 803.254.5601 x327 to purchase tickets. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.: http://yourfoundation.org/newsandevents/winefestival.aspx

Title: 16th Annual Central Carolina Food and Wine Festival Date: April 12, 2010 Time: 6:30PM - 9:30PM Category: Festival Guests will enjoy a delicious five to six course meal prepared by Chef David Quintana and his culinary team. Jean Pierre Chambas, owner of Aleph Wines Corporation will pair wines from various regions of France with each course. A guest speaker will educate guests about the wines. The cost is $100 per person. Visit www.yourfoundation.org or call Kerrie Newell at 803.254.5601 x327 to purchase tickets. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.: http://yourfoundation.org/newsandevents/winefestival.aspx

Title: 16th Annual Central Carolina Food and Wine Festival - Rose Garden Reception Date: April 20, 2010 Time: 6:30PM - 9:30PM Category: Festival Hannah and Ron Rogers will graciously open their home and garden for a spectacular evening of delicious food prepared by Southern Way Catering and Veuve Clicquot N/V Rosé champagne supplied by Southern Wine & Spirits. The cost is $50 per person. Visit www.yourfoundation.org or call Kerrie Newell at 803.254.5601 x327 to purchase tickets. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.: http://yourfoundation.org/newsandevents/winefestival.aspx

Title: 16th Annual Central Carolina Food and Wine Festival - VIP Wine Tasting Date: April 29, 2010 Time: 6:30PM - 9:30PM Category: Festival Take in the Columbia skyline at the top of the Meridian Building on Main Street courtesy of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP. At the VIP Wine Tasting, attendees will enjoy a formal tasting of high-end wines from various regions of Italy provided by Republic National Distributing Company. Wine List Ferrari Perle-Chardonnay Sparkling Feudi di San Gregorio Greco di Tufo Col d’Orcia Brunello di Montalcino Travaglini Gattinara Planeta Syrah Bertani Amarone Villa Arvedi The cost is $150 per person. Or you can purchase the VIP Package for $175, which includes one ticket to the VIP Tasting and one ticket to the gala event. Visit www.yourfoundation.org or call Kerrie Newell at 803.254.5601 x327 to purchase tickets. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.: http://yourfoundation.org/newsandevents/winefestival.aspx

Title: 16th Annual Central Carolina Food and Wine Festival - Gala Event Date: April 30, 2010 Time: 7:00PM - 10:00PM Category: Festival Our gala event is new and improved! • New month and day of the week • New location • New wines • New restaurants and catering companies Attendees will sip wine and sample dishes while visiting with friends and enjoying the live music. Known as the premier wine event in the Midlands, the gala event is sure to have something to please every taste and budget. The event features hundreds of wines from around the world complements of our beverage sponsors and their extensive selection of wines from the finest vineyards. Wine industry experts will be on hand to educate guests as they sample these wines. Indulge your taste buds by sampling the local cuisine. Chefs from many of the Midlands best restaurants and catering companies will be preparing their specialties for your enjoyment. Gourmet selections from these establishments will serve as superb complements for the fine wines. Tickets are $75 each if purchased by April 9, 2010 and $100 after that date. The following food vendors will be participating: Blue Marlin Restaurant The Capital City Club Dupre Catering & Events Four Moons The Gourmet Shop Hamptons Let’s Cook Culinary Studio Loosh Culinaire Marriott Columbia The Melting Pot Mo Mo’s Bistro SakiTumi Grill & Sushi Bar Shag Bistro Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel Terra Tronco’s Catering Villa Tronco Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.: http://yourfoundation.org/newsandevents/winefestival.aspx

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Official Kick Off to St. Pat's Date: March 5, 2010 Time: 5PM - 7PM Category: Family Calling All Little Leprechauns! Come help dye the Five Points fountain green with Logan the Leprechaun, Rince N'ah Eireann Irish Dancers, Palmetto Pipes and Drums, Balloonopolis and more! Immediatley following the dyeing of the fountain, grab your coloring book and start the Great Five Points Leprechaun Hunt! If you find all of our new friends in the village you get a pot of gold! (of chocolate of course!) The Event is free! Click here for more info!: http://www.fivepointscolumbia.com


Title: Spring Sidewalk Sale in Five Points Date: March 6, 2010 Time: 10:00AM - 6:00PM Category: Arts Retailers in Five Points will be helping you save GREEN as we get ready for St. Pat's in Five Points! Sidewalk Sale is Five Points-wide so come on down, spend time with your favorite retailers. http://www.fivepointscolumbia.com

Title: Keys to Abundant Living Date: February 27, 2009 Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM Category: Spiritual Enrichment "Ester Nicholson - 2/28/10 - singer/ performer with Rod Steward, Beyonce etc. - recovered drug addict - spiritual counselor - sings and speaks at Unity Service Afternoon prosperity workshop- Service 11:00 - Workshop 1:oopm - Unity Church - 1801 LeGrand Road - (803)736-5766 - email unitycolumbia@bellsouth.net.

Title: Keys to Abundant Living Date: February 27, 2010 Time: 1PM - 3PM Category: Spiritual Enrichment Ester Nicholson - 2/28/10 - singer/ performer with Rod Steward, Beyonce etc. - recovered drug addict - spiritual counselor - sings and speaks at Unity Service Afternoon prosperity workshop- Service 11:00 - Workshop 1:oopm - Unity Church - 1801 LeGrand Road - (803)736-5766 - email unitycolumbia@bellsouth.net.

Title: Always...Patsy Cline Date: February 6, 2010 Category: Performing Arts - Concerts | Theatre | Ballet | Shows Always...Patsy Cline Country has never had it so good with Town s rendition of Always Patsy Cline. Meet Louise Seger, a divorced Houston housewife, as she shares her memories and her first real-life encounter with country legend, Patsy Cline. Based on a true story, this show mixes Patsy s country croons with Louise s comedic turns. http://www.towntheatre.com/shows/alwayspatsycline.html

Title: Always...Patsy Cline Date: February 19, 2010 Category: Performing Arts - Concerts | Theatre | Ballet | Shows Always...Patsy Cline Country has never had it so good with Town s rendition of Always Patsy Cline. Meet Louise Seger, a divorced Houston housewife, as she shares her memories and her first real-life encounter with country legend, Patsy Cline. Based on a true story, this show mixes Patsy s country croons with Louise s comedic turns. http://www.towntheatre.com/shows/alwayspatsycline.html

Title: Always...Patsy Cline Date: February 24, 2010 Category: Performing Arts - Concerts | Theatre | Ballet | Shows Always...Patsy Cline Country has never had it so good with Town s rendition of Always Patsy Cline. Meet Louise Seger, a divorced Houston housewife, as she shares her memories and her first real-life encounter with country legend, Patsy Cline. Based on a true story, this show mixes Patsy s country croons with Louise s comedic turns. http://www.towntheatre.com/shows/alwayspatsycline.html http://www.towntheatre.com/shows/alwayspatsycline.html

Title: Always...Patsy Cline Date: March 5, 2010 Category: Performing Arts - Concerts | Theatre | Ballet | Shows Always...Patsy Cline Country has never had it so good with Town s rendition of Always Patsy Cline. Meet Louise Seger, a divorced Houston housewife, as she shares her memories and her first real-life encounter with country legend, Patsy Cline. Based on a true story, this show mixes Patsy s country croons with Louise s comedic turns. http://www.towntheatre.com/shows/alwayspatsycline.html http://www.towntheatre.com/shows/alwayspatsycline.html


Plex Indoor Sports:

 

http://plexindoorsports.com/irmoice/programs/view/public-skate

http://plexindoorsports.com/irmoice/programs/view/public-skate:
http://plexindoorsports.com/irmoice/programs/view/public-skate

Title: Beethoven & Blue Jeans Date: January 16, 2010 Time: 7:30PM Category: Performing Arts - Theatre | Ballet The annual Beethoven Blue Jeans casual concert is back. Guest conductor Erin Freeman (right), associate conductor of the Richmond Symphony, dons her favorite denim for Beethoven s Symphony No. 2. Also on the program are Glinka s Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla and Delius The Walk to the Paradise Garden. The other new faces on stage will belong to two 2009 Arthur Fraser International Concerto Competition prize winners, joining the orchestra to perform Prokofiev s First Piano Concerto and a movement from his third, as well. http://www.scphilharmonic.com/calendar.aspx?event_id=26: http://www.scphilharmonic.com/calendar.aspx?event_id=26

Title: USC Belser Arboretum Date: January 17, 2010 Time: 1PM - 4PM Category: Educational Tucked away in a quiet inner city neighborhood is one of Columbia's most special places: the University of South Carolina's Belser Arboretum. It's located east of Shandon in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood. This seven-acre tract has a long looping trail which makes the whole place accessible. Covered in wooden chips, the path goes uphill and downhill. It crosses a small wooden bridge, as well as a stream with four waterfalls. In the valley, there's a Zen garden with rock piles suggestive of a miniature Stonehenge. Volunteers have put up dozens and dozens of unobtrusive tags and plaques explaining it all. Unlike city parks, the arboretum is not generally open to the public. But on the third Sunday of every month, it opens its doors to the public for three hours. http://zebra.biol.sc.edu/arboretum/: http://zebra.biol.sc.edu/arboretum/

Title: Gaither Homecoming Tour 2010 Date: May 15, 2010 Time: 3PM Category: Performing Arts - Theatre | Ballet A full evening of entertainment and meaningful music is a rare treat anytime, but when the occasion includes the best-loved voices in gospel music it s a must-see celebration! An evening hosted by Bill Gaither and featuring Wes Hampton, David Phelps, Michael English and Mark Lowry* is one you can t miss. It will leave you encouraged, grateful and most certainly smiling! http://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/eventpages/214.asp: http://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/eventpages/214.asp

Title: Martina McBride - Shine All Night Tour Date: May 2, 2010 Time: 7:30PM Category: Performing Arts - Theatre | Ballet ***IMPORTANT NOTICE - CONCERT RESCHEDULED**** Due to a scheduling conflict, the Sunny D Shine All Night Tour stop for the Colonial Center in Columbia, SC on Friday, December 11th, 2009 has been rescheduled for Sunday, May 2nd,2010. The line up for the May 2nd show will be Martina McBride, Blake Shelton, and a 3rd act TBA. Previously purchased tickets for the December 11th, 2009 show will be honored for the re-scheduled show date on May 2nd, 2010. About the show: Four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Martina McBride will return to Colonial Life Arena with special guests Blake Shelton and TBA. http://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/eventpages/173.asp: http://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/eventpages/173.asp

Title: Carrie Underwood Date: May 1, 2010 Time: 7:30PM Category: Performing Arts - Theatre | Ballet America's Sweetheart, Carrie Underwood will bring her 2010 Play On Tour to Colonial Life Arena on Saturday, May 1, 2010. With the release of her newest CD Play On, Carrie has cemented her standing as one of music s most talented artists. Don t miss your chance to see Carrie perform all your favorites including Before He Cheats and Jesus, Take the Wheel as well as her newest hits like Cowboy Casanova and Mama s Song. This will be Underwood's second appearance at Colonial Life Arena. The first was in 2006 when she toured with Brad Paisley on the Time Well Wasted Tour. Carrie also joins a weekend of top-notch female country music entertainment at the arena. Taylor Swift will perform in front of a sold out crowd on Friday night, and legend Martina McBride will perform her postponed show on Sunday evening. http://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/eventpages/210.asp: http://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/eventpages/210.asp

Title: Taylor Swift - Fearless Tour Date: April 30, 2010 Time: 7PM Category: Performing Arts - Theatre | Ballet Taylor, who at 19 is the youngest artist in history to win the Country Music Association s prestigious Entertainer of the Year Award, will kick off her FEARLESS 2010 Tour on February 4 in Brisbane, Australia and play five shows Down Under before beginning her North American run on March 4 in Tampa, Florida. In 2010, Taylor will headline 37 shows in 29 cities in 22 states and provinces in the U.S. and Canada. This will be her second appearance in Columbia. Her first was in October 2008 when she opened for Rascal Flatts. http://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/eventpages/208.asp: http://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/eventpages/208.asp

Title: Jeff Dunham &quot;Identity Crisis Tour&quot; Date: March 26, 2010 Time: 8PM Category: Performing Arts - Theatre | Ballet Jeff Dunham brings his undeniable talent and unstoppable laughs to Colonial Life Arena for one show only! Dunham has taken the art of ventriloquism to new heights and has transformed it into a cutting-edge comedy experience that has gained worldwide appeal. http://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/eventpages/213.asp: http://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/eventpages/213.asp

Title: Disney Live! Rockin' Road Show Date: February 26, 2010 Category: Family Get ready to dim the lights and raise the curtain Mickey Mouse is in the house and he s setting the stage for fun - just for you! But first he ll need to find some amazing acts to put in his show. Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald all head off on an adventure and find some great friends to help them out. You ll get to sing along to cool songs, jump out of your seat to dance to the beat and laugh out loud with Buzz and Woody from Toy Story, Cinderella, Tigger, and more of your Disney friends at this show-stopping, zany, on-stage adventure coming right to your hometown! Fri, Feb 26, 2010 6:30 pm Fri, Feb 26, 2010 3:30 pm http://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/eventpages/171.asp: http://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/eventpages/171.asp

Title: Jimmy Buffett &quot;Summerzcool Tour&quot; Date: February 23, 2010 Category: Performing Arts - Theatre | Ballet Columbia, the wait is over! Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will return to Colonial Life Arena this February as part of Jimmy Buffett s Summerzcool Tour 2010. Jimmy s latest album, Buffet Hotel (one t), was released in December. The title cut has a strong West African influence and was conceived during a trip to the Festival In The Desert, a music festival that takes place annually near Timbuktu, Mali. It was one of the best musical experiences of my life, said Jimmy. It was there that Jimmy ran across the Buffet Hotel, an old colonial era train station/hotel which was the venue for the music scene that exploded in Mali after its independence in 1960. After Jimmy started writing for Buffet Hotel he decided to introduce three of the new songs into his set list. The three were Summerzcool, the quintessential beach song, which also became the tour name, A Lot To Drink About, a commentary on current events, and Surfin In A Hurricane, the first surf song Jimmy has ever written. http://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/eventpages/215.asp: http://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/eventpages/215.asp

Title: Winter Jam 2010 Date: February 19, 2010 Time: 7PM Category: Performing Arts - Theatre | Ballet Christian Music's Largest Annual Tour comes back to the Colonial Life Arena for another year! http://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/eventpages/207.asp: http://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/eventpages/207.asp

Title: Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family Date: February 12, 2010 Category: Performing Arts - Theatre | Ballet Fri, Feb 12, 2010 8:00 pm Sat, Feb 13, 2010 3:00 pm Sat, Feb 13, 2010 8:00 pm http://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/eventpages/212.asp: http://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/eventpages/212.asp

Title: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Date: February 4, 2010 Category: Family Through the mystery of magic and the mastery of skill, audiences will be spellbound as Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Presents ZING ZANG ZOOM SM, a thrill-filled, mind-blowing circus spectacular where family fun is no illusion. Magical Zingmaster Alex and his assistant, Levitytia, lead audience members through an extraordinary world of fantasy that celebrates the uplifting spirit of the circus and also wards off the cynical Mr. Gravity and his team of Heavies who try to bring everyone down. Thu, Feb 4, 2010 7:00 pm Fri, Feb 5, 2010 10:30 am Fri, Feb 5, 2010 7:00 pm Sat, Feb 6, 2010 11:00 am Sat, Feb 6, 2010 3:00 pm Sat, Feb 6, 2010 7:00 pm Sun, Feb 7, 2010 12:00 pm Sun, Feb 7, 2010 4:00 pm http://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/eventpages/175.asp: http://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/eventpages/175.asp

Title: Red Nose Run Date: January 30, 2010 Time: 8AM Category: Children Lace up your big old floppy clown oh, running shoes, put on your red nose and meet us at Colonial Life Arena for the fourth Annual Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Red Nose Run benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia. The race kicks off with a Palmetto Grand Prix 10k starting at 8AM and 5k beginning at 8:15am. Registration is open now! Packet Pickup at Strictly Running begins at 11am January 28. http://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/eventpages/209.asp: http://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/eventpages/209.asp

Title: Monster Jam Date: January 22, 2010 Category: Performing Arts - Theatre | Ballet Welcome to Monster Jam, an incredible family-friendly experience starring the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam monster trucks. These twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over - OR smash through. Monster Jam provides a massive night s entertainment tailored perfectly for your family s budget, and these colorful, larger-than-life beasts are sure to capture the hearts of both young and old. 1/22 show at 7:30 pm 1/23 shows at 2 pm and 7:30 pm http://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/eventpages/170.asp: http://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/eventpages/170.asp

Title: Thursday Shag Nights at Jillian's Date: January 14, 2010 Time: 6PM - 9PM Category: Performing Arts - Nightclubs | Bars | Nightlife The great live music and shagging continues inside Jillian's every Thursday from 6PM-9PM featuring one of the southeast's best Beach and variety dance bands for your dancing and entertainment pleasure. As always, these shows offer completely Free admission and special drink prices. The bands begin at 6PM and the music continues into the night in the Groove Shack with DJ Butch Davidson. To see a complete list of the band schedule, please click here. http://www.shagjillians.com/: http://www.shagjillians.com/

Title: Winter Performing Art Series Date: January 19, 2010 Time: 7PM Category: Family The Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties and the City of Forest Acres present a free, family friendly, fun winter concert series at Columbia Children s Theatre. The concert series begins Tuesday, January 19, with featured guitarist John English, and continues each Tuesday until March 23. Performances begin at 7 p.m. and will last about one hour. Performance genres include jazz, classical guitar, opera, saxophone, and piano, as well as surprises from a local magician and storyteller. For a complete schedule, including artist, genre, and audience suggestions, visit www.smartarts.info. The Columbia Children's Theatre is located at the Midtown at Forest acres (The corner of Forest Dr. and Beltline). http://www.smartarts.info http://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com/

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Cocktails for Cancer Date: January 16, 2010 Time: 6:00PM - 2:00AM Category: Performing Arts - Nightclubs | Bars | Nightlife Come out and support the Leukemis and Lymphoma Society at Wet Willies in the Vista. $5 cover gets you in the door. Rock out to local band Whiskey Tango Revue and Natural Mystic. http://www.tinyurl.com/KatieMcKay

Title: Wet Willies Happy Hour Date: January 14, 2010 Time: 5:00PM - 8PM Category: Performing Arts - Nightclubs | Bars | Nightlife Come join us for our Happy Hour specials: $1.50 Domestic beer, $2 Import beer, $3.50 premium liquor. http://www.wetwillies.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Will Erickson at Wet Willies Date: January 14, 2010 Time: 9PM - 12AM Category: Performing Arts - Nightclubs | Bars | Nightlife Live music. http://www.wetwillies.com

Title: DB Bryant at Wet Willies Date: January 15, 2010 Time: 10:00PM - 2:00AM Category: Performing Arts - Nightclubs | Bars | Nightlife Live music. http://www.wetwillies.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: CMC Steel Rhythm on the River Concert Series Date: April 24, 2010 Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM Category: Festival Free concerts http://www.rhythmontheriversc.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Color the Arts Date: April 23, 2010 Time: 6PM - 9PM Category: Arts Join us for Color the Arts...an ARTrageous mini arts festival celebrating the diversity and quality of the arts in our community. Come colorfully casual and enjoy an art exhibition, live performances, live music and a silent auction. Proceeds support The Arts Fund of the Cultural Council of Richland Lexington Counties. Purchase tickets by calling the Council 799.3115. Become our fan on Facebook! Click here for more information about Color the Arts!: http://www.smartarts.info http://www.smartarts.info

Event_Month_Day_Year: May 6, 2010 Event_Name: Urban Tour 2010 Website_Address: www.citycentercolumbia.sc Place: Main Street - Downtown Columbia Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Description: Celebrating Shopping, Dining and Culture in Downtown Columbia If you thought Columbia s Main Street shut down after 5 p.m., think again! You are invited to the 3rd Annual Urban Tour on Thursday, May 6, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. along Main Street in downtown Columbia. Urban Tour is a free event for the whole family, showcasing all that Columbia s downtown has to offer. The self-guided walking tour includes special offers and giveaways from retailers, food and drinks, live entertainment, carriage rides, a glimpse into downtown living and the stories behind some of our historic buildings. Urban Tour is a great way to show people why they should spend time downtown during the day and after 5 for shopping and entertainment, said Matt Kennell, CEO of the City Center Partnership which hosts the event. With around 1,500 attendees in 2007 and 3,000 in 2009, it was evident this is an event that downtown Columbia needs. We feel combining a walking tour with the elements of a street fair is a perfect fit for an event that celebrates the growth and vitality of our Main Street community. Businesses along the tour will keep their doors open late for the event. Free shuttle and horse carriage rides are available from 5:30 to 9pm to assist pedestrians. The event will take place rain or shine with the entertainment adaptable to street performances or inside designated buildings throughout the tour. Come see why downtown is the place for shopping, living and entertainment after 5! For more information, please visit www.citycentercolumbia.sc or call 803.779.4005.

Title: Junior League of Columbia's Clean Sweep Sale Date: February 6, 2010 Time: 8AM - 2PM Category: Family Celebrating its fifteenth year, the Clean Sweep sale is an exciting event that raises the necessary funds to support the mission and community projects of the Junior League of Columbia. The Clean Sweep sale is a huge rummage sale featuring new and used items at affordable prices donated by the Junior League's members, citizens, and local businesses. Donated items include books, DVDs and music, linens, children's toys, sports equipment, household items, furniture, home and garden items, holiday items, and small and large appliances. Parking: Parking Gates Open at 6:00 am $2 per Car - Enter Gate 6 Admission: Doors Open at 8:00 am $2 per person, Children Under 12 Admitted Free Sale Closes from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm Bag Sale: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm $5 for 1 Large Bag - All You Can Stuff in Your Bag Children Under 12 Admitted Free CASH sales only. Click for More Information: http://www.jlcolumbia.org

Title: Circus Fit Date: January 23, 2010 Time: 10:00AM - 10:30AM Category: Children The clowns from Ringling Brothers Circus will perform "Circus Fit," a program that encourages kids to get up and get moving to stay healthy. See them at the foot of EDDIE one day only! http://www.edventure.org

Magic Show at Cromer's Date: Saturday, January 30, 2010 Time: 10:30AM - 11:30AM EDT Location: Cromer's Category: Family Cromer’s to Kick Off 75th Anniversary with Charity Magic Shows Cromer’s, the South Carolina institution for flavored popcorn and the South Carolina state snack, peanuts, will kickoff its 75th anniversary celebration with a fun-filled day of magic benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities. Cromer’s will open its warehouse, which is rarely open to the public, on Saturday, Jan. 30 for two magic shows at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Magician John Tudor will dazzle crowds of all ages with unbelievable new tricks and old magic tricks inspired by those James Cromer, the second generation owner of Cromer’s, invented many years ago. “We are very excited to share the Cromer’s magic and celebrate our 75th anniversary,” said Carolette Cromer Turner, Cromer’s president and owner and granddaughter of Julian Cromer, founder of Cromer’s. “My father, James, loved magic, so this is the perfect way to celebrate and give back to children and families in need. This is a milestone year for our business, and though our business has changed with the times, Cromer’s has always been about offering good products for good times with family and friends. ” Tickets are $5, with free popcorn. Proceeds from the shows are going to Columbia’s Ronald McDonald House. Buy tickets in advance at Cromer’s 1700 Huger St. location. A limited quantity will be available at the door. Experience the magic at Cromer’s and check out their exciting new products. In addition to everyone’s favorite popcorn and peanuts, Cromer’s also offers holiday and seasonal items, fun party supplies and promotional items. For more information or to arrange interviews, contact Katie Alice Walker at Riley Communications, (803) 227-0914 or kwalker@rileycommunications.com.

Artista Vista Date: Thursday, April 22, 2010 Time: 5:00PM - 10:00PM EDT Location: Centered at Lincoln and Gervais in the Vista Category: Arts This annual gallery and studio crawl through the Vista is in its second decade. Visit studios, meet the artists, have a glass of wine at one of the Vista's many galleries. Find out what makes the Vista the Arts and Entertainment district of the Midlands. http://www.vistacolumbia.com

Title: Pickin' & Piggin' Date: April 10, 2010 Time: 11:00AM - 3:00PM Category: Festival Join us for a world class barbeque cook-off and music celebration! Savor the flaovr of great "Q' from South Carolina's best barbeque cookers while enjoying live music fromt the Carolina Rebels. $10 per person in advance $12 per person the day of the event $5 children 12 and under (includes barbeque and children's area) Barbeque served from 11:000 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. For more information call 772-1228 or visit www.icrc.net. lshaffer@icrc.net Click here for more information!: http://www.icrc.net

Title: Rockin With a Cause Concert Date: January 29, 2010 Time: 8:00PM - 1AM Category: Arts Friday, January 29th Rockin With a Cause! A portion of the revenues will goto the Red Cross to directly benefit Haiti victims. Performing live: Zach Fowler & The Essentials The Fallen Kings The Casual Kings Kelly Cheats. Cover ONLY $4! Cover ONLY $4! Cover ONLY $4! http://www.club1800concerts.com: http://www.club1800concerts.com

Title: Uncle Kracker Live In Concert! Date: February 2, 2010 Time: 6:30PM - 1:00AM Category: Performing Arts - Nightclubs | Bars | Nightlife 104.7 WNOK and club1800concerts.com brings you.. UNCLE KRACKER Live in concert! with an opening act from Villanova 02.02.10 Tickets are NOW available! General Admission is $10 and VIP is only $20. You can either go onto www.Club1800concerts.com or manifest.com See YOU there! http://www.club1800concerts.com: http://www.club1800concerts.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Corked Wine Tasting Date: January 29, 2010 Time: 6:00PM - 8:00PM Category: Performing Arts - Nightclubs | Bars | Nightlife Weekly Wine Tasting where we try 5 wines and serve some light snacks. Cost is only $5 per person. Corked Wine Shop: http://www.corkedwineshop.com

Title: 2010 Red Carpet Gala Date: February 13, 2010 Time: 6PM Category: Family Join us for the most elegant night of the year! Open to the public VIP Reception 6:00pm Cocktails 6:30pm Dinner 7:30pm Embassy Suites 200 Stoneridge Drive Columbia, SC 29210 Presentation of the GICC Ambassador of the Year Award and Awards for Individuals and Businesses Music by Men of Distinction 7 Members band with a diverse repertoire including: Beach Music, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Country, and Big Band/Swing Tickets: $100 per person Call: (803) 749-9355 Sponsorship and Advertisement Opportunities Still Available: Platinum – table of 8 (preferred seating), logo on all promotional materials, 8 VIP reception passes Gold - table of 8 (preferred seating), logo on website, 8 VIP reception passes Silver - table of 8 (preferred seating), logo on website, 4 VIP reception passes Corporate - table of 8 (preferred seating), 2 VIP reception passes, sponsorship may be shared Emerald – program recognition, 2 Gala tickets Ruby – program recognition, 1 Gala ticket

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: February is “Take Heart & Smile” month Date: February 1, 2010 Category: Children Throughout the month of February, EdVenture visitors can enjoy special programs that teach kids the importance of having a healthy mouth and a healthy body. Special events include meet-and-greets each weekend with Meet Flo and Mo (EdVenture’s automated health educators), a dental health fair featuring the Tooth Fairy (February 20th). http://www.edventure.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: “Museums on Us” Free Weekend Date: February 6, 2010 Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM Category: Family “Museums on Us” is a Bank of America program that offers its card holders free admission to more than 70 museums nationwide. EdVenture Children’s Museum is the only museum in SC chosen to participate in this program. http://www.edventure.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Family Night at EdVenture Date: February 9, 2010 Time: 5:00PM - 8:00PM Category: Family Come to EdVenture for an evening of fun at a price you can afford! http://www.edventure.org

 

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: “EdLympics” at EdVenture Date: February 13, 2010 Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM Category: Children If you can’t get to Vancouver, come to EdVenture Children's Museum to experience an opening ceremony of “Olympic” proportions! Join in the fun of a parade and torch lighting. http://www.edventure.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Tales for Tots Date: February 14, 2010 Time: 2:00PM - 3:00PM Category: Children Experience Tales for Tots at EdVenture Children’s Museum - a fun and educational series that features a read-to-me time followed by a character appearance that is sure to make stories come alive! Join us for “Peter Rabbit” from 2 – 3pm. http://www.edventure.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: President’s Day Date: February 15, 2010 Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM Category: Children EdVenture Children's Museum is open to the public 9am-5pm for President’s Day. http://www.edventure.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: “EdLympics” Winter Games Date: February 20, 2010 Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM Category: Children If you can’t get to Vancouver, come to EdVenture Children's Museum’s version of this fantastic winter sporting event. In the Snowville exhibit you can try your skill at speed-skating, luge, and team cross-country skiing. http://www.edventure.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: A Night to Remember Womanless Pageant Date: March 4, 2010 Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM Category: Performing Arts - Nightclubs | Bars | Nightlife Join us for a "Night To Remember." See 20 of our Irmo Chamber Male Members dress up in Evening Gowns, to raise money for The Children's Miracle Network and to support our Miss Greater Irmo Queens. Hosted by the Miss Greater Irmo Scholarship Pageant Committee, Miss Greater Irmo Lyndsey Hite and Miss Greater Irmo Teen Allyson Swygert. Emceed by Don Crain (wearing a beautiful flowing evening gown). Scott Jones and Bill Danielson are top contenders. This is going to be a fun night of laughs! You don't want to miss it! Tickets are $5. Cash Bar. Raffle Tickets for door prizes $1 each or 15 for $10. Contestant raising the most money wins. March 4 6:30 pm Hilton Garden Inn http://www.greaterirmochamber.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Carriage Rides at Sandhill Date: February 12, 2010 Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM Category: Family Free Carriage Rides - Take your Valentine out in style like Charleston or Central Park, right here in Columbia! Village at Sandhill: http://www.villageatsandhill.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Carriage Rides at Sandhill Date: February 13, 2010 Time: 4:00PM - 9:00PM Category: Family Free Carriage Rides - Take your Valentine out in style like Charleston or Central Park, right here in Columbia! Village at Sandhill: http://villageatsandhill.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Carriage Rides at Sandhill Date: February 14, 2010 Time: 1:00PM - 6:00PM Category: Family Free Carriage Rides - Take your Valentine out in style like Charleston or Central Park, right here in Columbia! Village at Sandhill: http://www.villageatsandhill.com

Title: Palmetto Half Marathon Date: April 10, 2010 Time: 7:00AM - 12:00PM Category: Sports Half Marathon – 13.1 miles, start time 7:00am 5K Run/Walk – 3.1 miles, start time 7:15am Kids Fun Run – 1 mile or less, start time TBD The first annual Palmetto Half Marathon will be held on April 10th, 2010 at the Village at Sandhill in Northeast Richland County, Columbia, SC and will consist of a Half Marathon, 5k, Kids’ Fun Run, and Expo. The Expo, held at Plex Indoor Sports the Friday night before, will offer runners early race packet pick-up, a spaghetti dinner to fuel for the next days’ events, fellowship with other runners, children’s games, and vendors, community partners, highlighted charities, and sponsors showcasing their organizations. For more information including awards, race course information and other important highlights, please see the race info page. Palmetto Half Marathon: http://www.palmettohalfmarathon.com

Title: Teen Accident Avoidance Course with Phil Wick Date: April 18, 2010 Time: 7:00AM - 6:00PM Category: Educational A teen-based driving safety course, including classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel obstacle courses with international stunt driver Phil Wick from the movie "The Italian Job." Contact Elaine Delk with Richland School District II to register: edelk@richland2.org. Village at Sandhill: http://www.villageatsandhill.com


Title: An evening with International Artist/Author Alex Bigney Date: March 5, 2010 Time: 6:30PM - 9:00PM Category: Arts This event will feature a reading and Q A session with International Artist and Author Alex Bigney. http://www.talkingtotesla.com

Title: Bark to the Park Walk and Festival for the Animals Date: April 17, 2010 Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM Category: Festival Join us for Bark to the Park 2010 and enjoy a fun-filled family day while helping support shelter pets across the Midlands. The day starts with a 1-mile fun walk for you and your four-legged friend. Following the walk, there will be lots great activities for dogs and their people at the Festival for the Animals! Get an early start and form a walk team today or sign up as an individual walker. There are great prizes for all levels of walkers, and the sooner you start letting everyone know about your involvement the better! All proceeds benefit shelter pets in the Midlands. More than 19,000 dogs and cats are euthanized in just two area shelters each year. Help us help them by participating in the 2010 Bark to the Park Walk and Festival for the Animals. Register for the Bark to the Park Walk now and start saving lives today! http://www.barktothepark.com

Title: Snow Fest Date: February 15, 2010 Time: 10:00AM - 11:30AM Category: Arts Enjoy playing in the snow, ice skating inflatables! Warm cookies hot chocolate will be served as a delicious treat. Cost:$10/Child, Parents Free 10-11:30am 10 under Plex Indoor Sports: http://plexindoorsports.com/irmoice/programs/view/public-skate

Title: Artista Vista Date: April 22, 2010 Time: 5:00PM - 10:00PM Category: Arts This annual gallery and studio crawl through the Vista is in its second decade. Visit studios, meet the artists, have a glass of wine at one of the Vista's many galleries. Find out what makes the Vista the Arts and Entertainment district of the Midlands. http://www.vistacolumbia.com http://www.artistavista.com

Title: Blythewood Combo Farmer's Market/ Garage Sale Date: February 20, 2010 Time: 8:00AM - 12:00PM Category: Family The Town of Blythewood will hold a combination local Farmer's Market/ Garage Sale on Saturday, Feb 20 beginning at 8am and ending at noon. This will be a fun family event and a GREAT chance to get some fresh, local veggies and meats, and snag some AWESOME deals at the Garage Sale!!! Inside and outside tables... please call Lillian Chavous at Town Hall for further information- 803-754-0501 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Blythewood-SC/Blythewood-Town-Hall-Official-Site/82646993113?v=app_2344061033#!/event.php?eid=286424338537&index=1

Title: Off the Wall & Onto the Stage: Dancing the Art of Jonathan Green Date: February 18, 2009 Time: 7:30PM Category: Performing Arts - Concerts | Theatre | Ballet | Shows The magnificent images of Jonathan Green’s art comes to life through the imaginative choreography of William Starrett’s outstanding troupe of dancers. Greene's artwork depicts the cultural heritage of the Gullah and Geechee communities. Green’s rich, vibrant colors infuse the stage while the music -- an exhilarating, inspiring combination of traditional work songs, gospel music and jazz -- breathes life into the paintings’ intriguing characters. Don't miss these rare, intimate performances February 18th-19th at Drayton Hall prior to our Chicago tour. Seating is limited, so order your tickets today! Click here for information and tickets: http://www.columbiacityballet.com/

Title: 2 For The Road Date: February 27, 2010 Time: 8:30PM - 12:30AM Category: Performing Arts - Nightclubs | Bars | Nightlife 2 For The Road - Columbia's favorite two-piece band. Playing good-time country, acoustic Americana, Rockgrass, Honky Tonk, and Southern Rock Classics. Great harmonies. Two guys playing their hearts out on seven instruments. 2FTR's Website: http://www.2ForTheRoadMusic.com

Title: 2 For The Road at Delaney's Irish Music Pub Date: March 1, 2010 Time: 9:30PM - 1:30AM Category: Performing Arts - Nightclubs | Bars | Nightlife 2 For The Road - Columbia's favorite two-piece band. Playing Acoustic Americana Rockgrass covers and originals. Great harmonies. These guys play their hearts out. At least seven different instruments. 2FTR Website: http://www.2ForTheRoadMusic.com

Title: Soda Factory Date: February 20, 2010 Time: 10:00AM Category: Children In EdVenture’s “R & D Lab,” learn how to make your own soft drink. 10 am, noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm - choose your time. http://www.edventure.org

Title: Movie-Making Date: February 20, 2010 Time: 9:00AM Category: Children In EdVenture’s “Cyberloft,” learn how to make your very own movie. 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm - choose your time. http://www.edventure.org

Title: Movie-Making Date: February 21, 2010 Time: 1:00PM Category: Children In EdVenture’s “Cyberloft,” learn how to make your very own movie. 1 pm and 3 pm. http://www.edventure.org

Title: Soda Factory Date: February 21, 2010 Time: 2:00PM Category: Children In EdVenture’s “R & D Lab,” learn how to make your own soft drink. 2 pm and 4 pm http://www.edventure.org

Title: Rooftop Rhythms Date: April 29, 2010 Time: 5:00PM - 9:00PM Category: Festival <!--StartFragment--> Rooftop Rhythms brings tunes and tastes toForest Acres WHAT: Bring your lawnchairs and your family for a night of freelive music under the stars! Rooftop Rhythms, the popular musical event ofthe Forest Acres Restaurant and Merchants Association (FARMA) and the City ofForest Acres, returns this spring with great bands and great food. The family-friendly event will feature twodifferent bands and offer fare from local restaurants. Admission is free, and food and beverages will be available withpurchase of $1 - $4 tickets. WHEN: Thursday, April 29 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. WHERE: The rooftop ofMidtown at Forest Acres, at the corner Beltline Boulevard and Forest Drive ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULETBA MORE: Kids will enjoya free activities and balloon animals. Rooftop Rhythms attendants should bringlawn chairs and blankets.

Title: Jeff Liberty Date: February 17, 2010 Time: 7:00PM - 11:00PM Category: Performing Arts - Nightclubs | Bars | Nightlife Jeff Liberty Solo Acoustic Jeff Liberty Tour Dates: http://www.jeffliberty.com/Tour%20Dates.htm

Title: Jeff Liberty Date: February 22, 2010 Time: 6:00PM - 10:00PM Category: Performing Arts - Nightclubs | Bars | Nightlife Jeff Liberty Solo Acoustic Jeff Liberty Tour Dates: http://www.jeffliberty.com/Tour%20Dates.htm

Title: Jeff Liberty Date: February 23, 2010 Time: 7:00PM - 11:00PM Category: Performing Arts - Nightclubs | Bars | Nightlife Jeff Liberty Solo Acoustic Jeff Liberty Tour Dates: http://www.jeffliberty.com/Tour%20Dates.htm

Title: Taste of the Town Date: March 13, 2010 Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM Category: Festival Ahoy Mate'! Come see Batesburg-Leesville's HIdden Treasure at the Taste of the Town! Local volunteer chefs will cook their specialities while attendees will sample the many scruptious dishes! Cast your vote with golden coins for the People's Choice - Chef of the Year. Also on board that night will be 'professional' judges who will chose the CHEF OF THE YEAR . Call 803-532-4339 for additional information. www.batesburg-leesvillechamber.org: http://www.batesburg-leesvillechamber.org

Title: Same As It Ever Was Date: March 5, 2010 Time: 11PM Category: Performing Arts - Nightclubs | Bars | Nightlife Talking Heads tribute band to perform at the Elbow Room located on 2020 Devine St.

Title: Jazz Pianist Jangeun Bae Date: February 19, 2010 Time: 9PM - 12AM Category: Performing Arts - Concerts | Theatre | Ballet | Shows Award-winning jazz pianist Jangeun Bae comes to Columbia in two performances at The Blue Martini located at 808 Lady St. in the Vista

Title: Olympic Gala Recap Date: February 27, 2010 Time: 8:00PM - 11:00PM Category: Sports Come ice skate see exhibitions by local skaters. We will show the Olympic Figure Skating Gala refreshments will be served. Plex Indoor Sports: http://plexindoorsports.com/irmoice/sports/view/figureskating

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Papa String Band Date: February 26, 2010 Time: 10:00PM - 1:00AM Category: Performing Arts - Concerts | Theatre | Ballet | Shows Hard Knox Grill in Cayce Check out our website for more upcoming dates!: http://www.papastringband.com

Date: February 25, 2010 Time: 6:15PM - 8:30PM Category: Classes | Workshops Regional Italian Cooking Classes Let's Cook Culinary Studio: http://www.home.earthlink.net/~chefmello/letscook/index.html

Title: Plex Summer Camps Date: June 7, 2010 Time: 7:00AM - 6:00PM Category: Camps Plex Summer Camps! Experience each week: Lacrosse Flag Football Soccer Hockey Ice Skating Roller Skating Volleyball Skateboarding 10 weeks of Summer Camp 7am-6pm Camp open to children ages 4-13. Older than 13? Check out our Counselor In Training Program! Offered at both locations. Click here to learn more & to register online!: http://plexindoorsports.com/sandhills/programs/view/summer-camps

Title: Plex Spring Break Camp Date: April 5, 2010 Time: 7:00AM - 6:00PM Category: Camps Spring into Plex for Camp! Bring your child to Plex for a week full of fun sports, games, inflatables and crafts. Ages 4-13 | 7am-6pm $160 + 10% sibling discount Click here to learn more & to register online!: http://plexindoorsports.com/sandhills/programs/view/afterschool-sports-academy

Title: The Living Last Supper Drama Date: March 30, 2010 Time: 7PM - 8:30AM Category: Spiritual Enrichment Come experience the Living Last Supper as the actors portray what might have been the words being said just at that time that represents the Leonardo da Vinci painting of the Last Supper. The Dramatic presentation is FREE to the Public and seating is on a first come basis...St. Pauls Lutheran Church is located on the corner of Bull and Blanding St.s in downtown Columbia, SC. Donations of Canned Food or money to the Harvest Hope Food Bank will be accepted at the Drama. For more information: http://www.stpaulsplayers.webs.com

Title: USC Baseball vs. Presbyterian Date: March 2, 2010 Time: 7:00PM - 10:00PM Category: Sports University of South Carolina Baseball http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/

Title: USC vs. Clemson Date: March 7, 2010 Time: 2:00PM - 5:00PM Category: Sports University of South Carolina Baseball http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/

Title: USC Baseball vs. Valporaiso Date: March 9, 2010 Time: 7:00PM - 7:00PM Category: Sports University of South Carolina Baseball http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/

Title: USC Baseball vs. Valporaiso Date: March 10, 2010 Time: 7:00PM - 10:00PM Category: Sports University of South Carolina Baseball http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/

Title: USC Baseball vs. Brown Date: March 12, 2010 Time: 7:00PM - 10:00PM Category: Sports University of South Carolina Baseball http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/

Title: USC Baseball vs. Brown Date: March 13, 2010 Time: 4:00PM - 7:00PM Category: Sports University of South Carolina Baseball http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/

Title: USC Baseball vs. Brown Date: March 14, 2010 Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM Category: Sports University of South Carolina Baseball http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/

Title: USC vs. Davidson Date: March 17, 2010 Time: 7:00PM - 10:00PM Category: Sports University of South Carolina Baseball http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/

Title: USC Baseball vs. Tennessee Date: March 19, 2010 Time: 7:00PM - 10:00PM Category: Sports University of South Carolina Baseball http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/

Title: USC Baseball vs. Tennessee Date: March 20, 2010 Time: 4:00PM - 7:00PM Category: Sports University of South Carolina Baseball http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/

Title: USC Baseball vs. Tennessee Date: March 21, 2010 Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM Category: Sports University of South Carolina Baseball http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/

Title: USC Baseball vs. The Citadel Date: March 30, 2010 Time: 7:00PM - 10:00PM Category: Sports University of South Carolina Baseball http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/

Title: USC Baseball vs. Mississippi State Date: April 2, 2010 Time: 7:00PM - 10:00PM Category: Sports University of South Carolina Baseball http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/

Title: USC Baseball vs. Mississippi State Date: April 3, 2010 Time: 4:00PM - 7:00PM Category: Sports University of South Carolina Baseball http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/

Title: USC Baseball vs. Mississippi State Date: April 4, 2010 Time: 2:00PM - 6:00PM Category: Sports University of South Carolina Baseball http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/

Title: USC Baseball vs. College of Charleston Date: April 7, 2010 Time: 7:00PM - 10:00PM Category: Sports University of South Carolina Baseball http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/

Title: USC Baseball vs. Ole Miss Date: April 16, 2010 Time: 7:00PM - 10:00PM Category: Sports University of South Carolina Baseball http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/

Title: USC Baseball vs. Ole Miss Date: April 17, 2010 Time: 3:00PM - 6:00PM Category: Sports University of South Carolina Baseball http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/

Title: USC Baseball vs. Ole Miss Date: April 18, 2010 Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM Category: Sports University of South Carolina Baseball http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/

Title: USC Baseball vs. USC Upstate Date: April 20, 2010 Time: 7:00PM - 10:00PM Category: Sports University of South Carolina Baseball http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/

Title: USC Baseball vs. Alabama Date: April 30, 2010 Time: 7:00PM - 10:00PM Category: Sports University of South Carolina Baseball http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/

Title: USC Baseball vs. Alabama Date: May 1, 2010 Time: 1:00PM - 4PM Category: Sports University of South Carolina Baseball http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/

Title: USC Baseball vs. Alabama Date: May 2, 2010 Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM Category: Sports University of South Carolina Baseball http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/

Title: USC Baseball vs. Winthrop Date: May 5, 2010 Time: 7:00PM - 10:00PM Category: Sports University of South Carolina Baseball http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/

Title: USC Baseball vs. Charleston Southern Date: May 12, 2010 Time: 7:00PM - 10:00PM Category: Sports University of South Carolina Baseball http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/

Title: USC Baseball vs. Florida Date: May 20, 2010 Time: 7:00PM - 10:00PM Category: Sports University of South Carolina Baseball http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/

Title: USC Baseball vs. Florida Date: May 21, 2010 Time: 7:00PM - 10:00PM Category: Sports University of South Carolina Baseball http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/

Title: USC Baseball vs. Florida Date: May 22, 2010 Time: 4:00PM - 7:00PM Category: Sports University of South Carolina Baseball http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/

Title: Inrtroduction to Pottery Date: May 3, 2009 Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM Category: Arts Introduction to Pottery - 6 week course covers handbuilding techniques, throwing on the pottery wheel, glazing and working in the studio. Total cost $80.00 ages 14 and adults. Class meets from 7 -9 pm. Call Steve Hewitt at 545-3091 for more information. Click for further information: http://www.columbiasc.net/parksandrec

Title: Vista Guild Mayoral Forum Date: March 9, 2010 Time: 6:00PM - 8:00PM Category: Educational The Vista Guild has scheduled a mayoral forum for Tuesday, March 9, from 6:00 8:00 p.m. The debate will be at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady Street, and Larry Hembree, executive director of The Nickelodeon, will moderate. Doors open at 5 p.m. and a cash bar will be available.

Title: USC Women's Tennis vs. South Florida Date: March 3, 2010 Time: 2:00PM Category: Sports The Gamecock Women's tennis team takes on the South Florida Bulls in tennis at the tennis complex on Blossom Street.

Title: USC Women's Tennis vs. LSU Date: March 5, 2010 Time: 2:00PM Category: Sports The Gamecocks Women's Tennis Team takes on the LSU Tigers.

Title: USC Women's Tennis vs. Arkansas Date: March 7, 2010 Time: 1:00PM Category: Sports The Gamecocks Women's Tennis team takes on the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Title: USC Women's Tennis vs. Wake Forest Date: March 9, 2010 Time: 1:00PM Category: Sports Come out and see the Gamecocks Women's Tennis team face Wake Forest.

Title: USC Women's Tennis vs. Illinois Date: March 24, 2010 Time: 2:00PM Category: Sports The Gamecocks Women's Tennis Team faces the Illinois Illini.

Title: USC Women's Tennis vs. Mississippi State Date: March 28, 2010 Time: 1:00PM Category: Sports Come out and see the Gamecocks Women's Tennis team against the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Title: USC Women's Tennis vs. Kentucky Date: April 2, 2010 Time: 2:00PM Category: Sports The Gamecocks Women's Tennis Team faces the Kentucky Wildcats.

Title: USC Women's Tennis vs. Vanderbilt Date: April 4, 2010 Time: 1:00PM Category: Sports The Gamecock Women's Tennis Team takes on the Vanderbilt Commodores in an SEC matchup.

Title: USC Women's Tennis vs. Florida Date: April 17, 2010 Time: 1:00PM Category: Sports The final match of the year for the Lady Gamecocks as they face off against SEC rival Florida.

Title: USC Men's Tennis vs. Appalachian State Date: February 27, 2010 Time: 1:00PM Category: Sports The USC Men's Tennis team in a home match against Appalachian State.

Title: USC Men's Tennis vs. Alabama Date: March 12, 2010 Time: 2:00PM Category: Sports The Gamecocks take on the Alabama Crimson Tide in an SEC matchup.

Title: USC Men's Tennis vs. Auburn Date: March 14, 2010 Time: 1:00PM Category: Sports The Gamecocks take on the Auburn Tigers in an SEC matchup.

Title: USC Men's Tennis vs. Nebraska Date: March 19, 2010 Time: 2:00PM Category: Sports The USC Men's Tennis team faces the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Title: USC Men's Tennis vs. Mississippi Date: March 21, 2010 Time: 1:00PM Category: Sports The Gamecocks Men's Tennis team faces off against comference rival Mississippi.

Title: USC Men's Tennis vs. Georgia Date: April 9, 2010 Time: 2:00PM Category: Sports The Georgia Bulldogs come to town in a conference matchup with the Gamecocks Men's Tennis Team.

Title: USC Men's Tennis vs. Tennessee Date: April 11, 2010 Time: 1:00PM Category: Sports The Gamecocks Men's Tennis team in their final home match of the season against the Tennessee Volunteers.

Title: USC Softball Doubleheader vs. LSU Date: March 13, 2010 Time: 1:00PM Category: Sports The USC Softball team plays the LSU Tigers at 1:00pm and again at 3:15pm.

Title: USC Softball vs. LSU Date: March 14, 2010 Time: 12:00PM Category: Sports The Gamecocks take on the LSU Tigers in SEC play.

Title: USC Softball Doubleheader vs. Arkansas Date: March 17, 2010 Time: 4:00PM Category: Sports The Gamecocks face off against the Arkansas Razorbacks for two games at Beckham Field.

Title: USC Softball Doubleheader vs. Auburn Date: March 27, 2010 Time: 1:00PM Category: Sports USC takes on the Auburn Tigers in a doubleheader at Beckham Field.

Title: USC Softball vs. Auburn Date: March 28, 2010 Time: 1:00PM Category: Sports USC Softball against the Auburn Tigers in SEC play.

Title: USC Softball vs. Tennessee Date: April 4, 2010 Time: 5:00PM Category: Sports The Gamecocks take on the Tennessee Volunteers at Beckham Field.

Title: Strike Out Cancer: USC Softball Doubleheader vs. Tennessee Date: April 3, 2010 Time: 1:00PM Category: Sports The Strike Out Cancer event for the USC Softball team as they face the Tennessee Volunteers for two games at Beckham Field.

Title: USC Softball vs. USC Upstate Date: April 6, 2010 Time: 5:00PM Category: Sports The Gamecocks Softball team against USC Upstate.

Title: USC Softball Doubleheader vs. Mississippi State (Alumni Day) Date: April 17, 2010 Time: 1:00PM Category: Sports Its Alumni Day as the Gamecock Softball team competes in a doubleheader against the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Title: USC Softball vs. Mississippi State Date: April 18, 2010 Time: 2:00PM Category: Sports The final game of the series for the USC Softball team against the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Title: USC Softball vs. Coastal Carolina Date: April 21, 2010 Time: 6:00PM Category: Sports In the final home game of the season, the Gamecock Softball team faces Coastal Carolina.

Title: Read And Craft for Mom and Tots Date: March 4, 2010 Time: 11:00AM - 11:45AM Category: Children Read Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do See? And paint a ceramic tile at The Art Elements! Click for more information: http://www.theartelements.com

Title: USC Track & Field Weems Baskins Relays Date: March 27, 2010 Time: 10:00PM Category: Sports The Weems Baskins Relays is an all day event for USC Track & Field.

Title: Gamecock Open Meet USC Track & Field Date: April 7, 2010 Time: 10:00AM Category: Sports The Gamecock Open Meet is an all day event for USC Track & Field.

 

Title: SAVE THE PIGS PARTY Date: May 14, 2010 Time: 7PM - 10PM Category: Festival Carolina Children's Home BBQ Cook-Off May 14th, 7 pm - 10 pm Friday Night’s SAVE THE PIGS party is an anything but pork event! For $10 a ticket, you can enjoy music and taste-test samples of Southern specialties prepared by more than fi fty cooking teams from across the region. Food samples will be served as long as the delicious dishes last – Bring your dancing... shoes and lawn chairs, and plan to stay a while. Music featured by Sensational Epics, will play from 7-10 p.m. Beer, water and sodas are for sale at the event. http://www.carolinachildrenshome.org/events_bbq.aspx

Title: Carolina Children's Home 23rd Annual BBQ Cook-Off Festival Date: May 15, 2010 Time: 11AM - 3PM Category: Arts May 15th, 11 am - 3 pm Saturday’s BBQ Cook Off Festival Sample the 50 varieties of BBQ from the 50 cooking teams competing in this year’s competition! For $10 a ticket, enjoy live music and taste-test samples of nearly 50 different varieties of BBQ – making this our fi rst ever, “all you can sample” event. BBQ and smoked chicken samples are served as long as the pork and chicken last and the band will play from 11 am until 3 p.m. While attending the festival enjoy boiled peanuts, funnel cakes, fries, Coke products (also for sale). http://www.carolinachildrenshome.org/events_bbq.aspx

Title: Mom and Me read and Craft Date: March 18, 2010 Time: 11:00AM - 11:45AM Category: Children Mom and children! Come read Orange Pear Apple Bear and paint a ceramic tile about the book! Click for more information: http://www.theartelements.com

Date: April 15, 2010 Time: 11:00AM - 11:45AM Category: Children Mom and children! Come read The Grouchy Lady Bug and paint a ceramic tile about the book! Click for more information: http://www.theartelements.com

Title: mom and Me read and Craft Date: April 1, 2010 Time: 11:00AM - 11:45AM Category: Arts Mom and children! Come read Dog and Bear, Two Friends and paint a ceramic tile about the book!

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: “Museums on Us” Free Weekend at EdVenture Date: March 6, 2010 Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM Category: Family “Museums on Us” is a Bank of America program that offers its card holders free admission to more than 70 museums nationwide. EdVenture Children’s Museum is the only museum in SC chosen to participate in this program. http://www.museums.bankofamerica.com

Title: Carniball Date: March 6, 2010 Time: 7:30PM - 11:30PM Category: Arts This year, “Carniball,” EdVenture’’s annual adults-only party, will be a Lowcountry affair filled with dancing, special entertainment, and a fabulous live and silent auction. Experience the great music of Still Cruzin’ and delicious food by Southern Way. Bid on great items capturing the unique spirit of South Carolina’s Lowcountry, including beach houses, hunting packages, sporting equipment, spa services, and more. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.edventure.org. http://www.edventure.org

Title: Family Night at EdVenture Date: March 9, 2010 Time: 5:00PM - 8:00PM Category: Family Come to EdVenture for an evening of fun at a price you can afford! $1.00 per person admission. http://www.edventure.org

Title: Experience the Artistic Culture of China Date: March 13, 2010 Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM Category: Children As part of a series based on the museum’s visiting exhibit, “Monkey King: A Story from China,” EdVenture will welcome artisans on March 13 – 14 who demonstrate traditional art forms such as painting, puppetry, Chinese folk arts and music. For a detailed schedule of events, visit www.edventure.org. http://www.edventure.org

Title: Tales for Tots Date: March 14, 2010 Time: 2:00PM - 3:00PM Category: Children Experience Tales for Tots at EdVenture - a fun and educational series that features a read-to-me time followed by a character appearance that is sure to make stories come alive! Join us for “Clifford” this month. http://www.edventure.org

Title: Farmville Date: March 20, 2010 Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM Category: Children EdVenture is proud to present the first Farmville – a family event designed to connect parents and children to the people, animals and machines that help bring food to our tables. Families will discover what foods and products are raised right here in South Carolina through unique hands-on learning experiences. Get up-close-and-personal with a variety of farm machines, equipment, and tools that bring us the food that keep us healthy every day, while learning about the science behind the agricultural technology of tomorrow! This event is free with museum admission. http://www.edventure.org

Title: EdCeptional Families Night Date: March 20, 2010 Time: 5:00PM - 7:00PM Category: Family EdVenture is proud to provide parents, teachers and caregivers of children with disabilities and special needs the opportunity to expand their knowledge of resources while allowing their children to explore the largest children’s museum in the Southeast! On March 20th from 5-7 pm, the museum will open its doors to provide families with critical, helpful information about services and resources that can enhance their children’s lives. This evening is part of a series of free programs designed to assist the families of children with disabilities. For more information, please call (803) 400-1133. Admission is FREE for all children with disabilities AND for their families and caretakers. No RSVP necessary. http://www.edventure.org

Title: Amazing Amusements at EdVenture Date: March 6, 2010 Time: 2:00PM Category: Children Scientists love amusement parks! The R&D lab will be the space for designing and testing roller coasters. Participate at 10 am, noon, 2 pm, or 4 pm on Saturdays or at 2 pm or 4 pm on Sundays in March. http://www.edventure.org

Title: Movie-Making at EdVenture Date: March 6, 2010 Time: 1:00PM Category: Children Interested in making your very own movie? Come join us in “The Loft” for an interactive workshop in movie-making! Participate in March on Saturdays at 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm and on Sundays at 1 pm and 3 pm. http://www.edventure.org

Title: Soda Factory at EdVenture Date: March 6, 2010 Time: 2:00PM Category: Children Take your imagination to creation in EdVenture’s own Research and Design Lab. Make soda on Saturdays in March at 10 am, noon, 2 pm or 4pm and on Sundays at 2 pm or 4 pm. http://www.edventure.org

Title: Capital City Shag Extravaganza Date: March 26, 2010 Time: 4:00PM - 1:00AM Category: Performing Arts - Nightclubs | Bars | Nightlife The Capital City Shag Extravaganza 2 Day Shag Event, March 26 & 27, 2010 at the Medallion Center, Garners Ferry Rd., Columbia, SC Part of the proceeds go to the Harvest Hope Food Bank. Tickets are $60./person Contact: Marie Kiesel mkiesel@sc.rr.com c. 803-606-3030 Tickets are $60./person. Part of the proceeds go to Harvest Hope Food Bank: http://www.capitalcityshagclub.com __________________________________________________

Title: Plex FREE Hockey Day Date: March 13, 2010 Time: 10:00AM - 11:00AM Category: Sports Plex (Irmo location) is having a free try hockey day for girls and boys ages 4-13 this Saturday from 10-11am. Hockey instructors will introduce kids to hockey and play fun games with the children! We look forward to seeing you on the ice! Click here for more information: http://plexindoorsports.com/irmoice/sports/view/icehockey

Title: Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story Date: March 17, 2010 Time: 8PM Category: Performing Arts - Concerts | Theatre | Ballet | Shows Back by popular demand for 5 performances!This musical presents Buddy Holly's rise and run through fame until his untimely death alongside fellow musicians Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. Enjoy two hours of some of the best rock and roll songs ever written including That ll Be the Day, Peggy Sue, Everyday, Ready Teddy, and Johnny Be Good. The young man with the glasses, played by Charlie Duncan, along with Alex McCollum, Gabe Flores and Jason Sprankle as the Crickets, will have you up and dancing in the aisles! Tickets: $12-20 Box Office: 803-799-2510 http://www.towntheatre.com/

Title: Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story Date: March 17, 2010 Time: 8PM Category: Performing Arts - Concerts | Theatre | Ballet | Shows Back by popular demand for 5 performances!This musical presents Buddy Holly's rise and run through fame until his untimely death alongside fellow musicians Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. Enjoy two hours of some of the best rock and roll songs ever written including That ll Be the Day, Peggy Sue, Everyday, Ready Teddy, and Johnny Be Good. The young man with the glasses, played by Charlie Duncan, along with Alex McCollum, Gabe Flores and Jason Sprankle as the Crickets, will have you up and dancing in the aisles!

Title: Robin Hood the Musical Date: March 27, 2010 Category: Performing Arts - Concerts | Theatre | Ballet | Shows Town Theatre s Youth production of Robin Hood will feature 50 area youth singing, dancing and sword-fighting their way through the Sherwood Forest. There s something for everyone: laughter, adventure, and love. Your whole family will be entertained. Box Office: 803-799-2510 Tickets: $10 general admission -- on sale now! http://www.towntheatre.com/

Title: 2nd Annual River Fest! Date: April 17, 2009 Time: 10AM - 3PM Category: Festival Fish Fry (Fundraising by Dutchman Creek VFD) Hot Dogs (Fundraising by Boy Scout Troop 49) Arts and Crafts Vendors Antiques and Yard Sale Items Frog Jumping Contest Becky and Huck Fishing Contest DJ Papa Charlie Face painting Ty-Me the Clown Carolina Choo Choo Train $5 dollar admission includes entry in Kids' Nickle in a hay stack, frog jumping and fishing contests http://www.fairfieldchamber.sc/content,riverfest/

Date: April 5, 2010 Time: 9:00AM - 1:00PM Category: Camps SPRING BREAK ADVENTURE CAMP Palmetto Conservation Foundation Ages: 7-13 Cost: $50 Adventures Include: Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Team Building, Games, Art and Crafts, Outdoor Education, and More! This 2 day camp will be held at Stronghold Athletic Club in downtown Columbia. Contact: Kari Hanna (803)771-0870 or kfox@palmettoconservation.org Click here for more information and to register online!: http://www.palmettoconservation.org/springbreak.asp

Date: July 19, 2010 Time: 8:30AM - 1:00PM Category: Camps ADVENTURE CAMP Palmetto Conservation Foundation Session 4: July 19-21 Summer Adventures Include: Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Hiking, Arts and Crafts, Team Building, Games, and More! Ages: 7-13 Cost: $75 This session will be held at Poinsett State Park in Sumter, SC. Contact: Kari Hanna (803)771-0870 or kfox@palmettoconservation.org Click here for more information and to register!: http://www.palmettoconservation.org/summercamp.asp

Date: July 5, 2010 Time: 8:30AM - 1:00PM Category: Camps ADVENTURE CAMP Palmetto Conservation Foundation Session 3: July 5-9 Summer Adventures Include: Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Arts and Crafts, Team Building, Games, and More! Ages: 7-13 Cost: $130-$150 Sibling discounts available! This session will be held at Stronghold Athletic Club in downtown Columbia. Contact: Kari Hanna (803)771-0870 or kfox@palmettoconservation.org Click here for more information and to register!: http://www.palmettoconservation.org/summercamp.asp

Title: 3D Biking: A Family Bike Ride Date: April 10, 2010 Time: 9:30AM - 4:00AM Category: Family During 3-D Biking, participants will have the opportunity to experience Lake Moultrie first-hand as they ride around the Rediversion Canal. The event will start in St. Stephen and continues down the dike to the lake and back, 10 miles total. The state s striped bass fish hatchery and fish lift will be open to tour. Lunch from Lambert s Catfish BBQ is included, and kayaking will be open to participants that are interested. Don t miss this amazing event! 3D Website: http://www.palmettoconservation.org/3D10.asp

Date: June 21, 2010 Time: 8:30AM - 1:00PM Category: Camps ADVENTURE CAMP Palmetto Conservation Foundation Session 2: June 21-25 Summer Adventures Include: Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Arts and Crafts, Team Building, Games, and More! Ages: 7-13 Cost: $130-$150 Sibling discounts available! This session will be held at Dreher Island State Park near Chapin, SC. Contact: Kari Hanna (803)771-0870 or kfox@palmettoconservation.org Click here for more information and to register!: http://www.palmettoconservation.org/summercamp.asp

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Date: June 7, 2010 Time: 8:30AM - 1:00PM Category: Camps ADVENTURE CAMP Palmetto Conservation Foundation Session 1: June 7-11 Summer adventures include: Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Arts and Crafts, Team Building, Games and More! Ages: 7-13 Cost: $130-$150 Sibling discounts available! This session will be held at Canoeing for Kids in Lexington. Contact Kari Hanna at (803)771-0870 or kfox@palmettoconservation.org Click here for more information and to register!: http://www.palmettoconservation.org/summercamp.asp

Title: Open Studio @ the Arts Center Date: May 1, 2010 Time: 10AM - 4PM Category: Arts Open Studio Event @ the Arts Center. Join us for demonstrations, sales, live music and a live Raku firing. Free and fun for the entire family. Saturday May 1st from 10 am - 4 pm inside the parking lot at 1932 Calhoun Street. Call Steve Hewitt at 803-545-3091 for further information

Event_Month_Day_Year: 03/27/10 Event_Name: Robin Hood the Musical Website_Address: www.towntheatre.com Place: Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St., Columbia, SC 29201 Time: 3 pm and 7 pm Description: Town Theatre s Youth production of Robin Hood will feature 50 area youth singing, dancing and sword-fighting their way through the Sherwood Forest. There s something for everyone: laughter, adventure, and love. Your whole family will be entertained. Box Office: 803-799-2510 Tickets: $10 general admission -- on sale now!

Event_Month_Day_Year: 03/21/10 Event_Name: Buddy, the Buddy Holly Story Website_Address: www.towntheatre.com Place: Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St., Columbia, SC 29201 Time: 3 pm Description: Back by popular demand for 5 performances!This musical presents Buddy Holly's rise and run through fame until his untimely death alongside fellow musicians Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. Enjoy two hours of some of the best rock and roll songs ever written including That ll Be the Day, Peggy Sue, Everyday, Ready Teddy, and Johnny Be Good. The young man with the glasses, played by Charlie Duncan, along with Alex McCollum, Gabe Flores and Jason Sprankle as the Crickets, will have you up and dancing in the aisles! Tickets: $12-20 Box Office: 803-799-2510

Event_Month_Day_Year: 03/20/10 Event_Name: Buddy, the Buddy Holly Story Website_Address: www.towntheatre.com Place: Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St., Columbia, SC 29201 Time: 8 pm Description: Back by popular demand for 5 performances!This musical presents Buddy Holly's rise and run through fame until his untimely death alongside fellow musicians Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. Enjoy two hours of some of the best rock and roll songs ever written including That ll Be the Day, Peggy Sue, Everyday, Ready Teddy, and Johnny Be Good. The young man with the glasses, played by Charlie Duncan, along with Alex McCollum, Gabe Flores and Jason Sprankle as the Crickets, will have you up and dancing in the aisles! Tickets: $12-20 Box Office: 803-799-2510

Event_Month_Day_Year: 03/19/10 Event_Name: Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story Website_Address: www.towntheatre.com Place: Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St., Columbia, SC 29201 Time: 8 pm Description: Back by popular demand for 5 performances!This musical presents Buddy Holly's rise and run through fame until his untimely death alongside fellow musicians Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. Enjoy two hours of some of the best rock and roll songs ever written including That ll Be the Day, Peggy Sue, Everyday, Ready Teddy, and Johnny Be Good. The young man with the glasses, played by Charlie Duncan, along with Alex McCollum, Gabe Flores and Jason Sprankle as the Crickets, will have you up and dancing in the aisles! Tickets: $12-20 Box Office: 803-799-2510

Event_Month_Day_Year: 03/18/10 Event_Name: Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story Website_Address: www.towntheatre.com Place: Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St., Columbia, SC 29201 Time: 8 pm Description: Back by popular demand for 5 performances!This musical presents Buddy Holly's rise and run through fame until his untimely death alongside fellow musicians Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. Enjoy two hours of some of the best rock and roll songs ever written including That ll Be the Day, Peggy Sue, Everyday, Ready Teddy, and Johnny Be Good. The young man with the glasses, played by Charlie Duncan, along with Alex McCollum, Gabe Flores and Jason Sprankle as the Crickets, will have you up and dancing in the aisles! Tickets: $12-20 Box Office: 803-799-2510

Event_Month_Day_Year: 03/17/10 Event_Name: Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story Website_Address: www.towntheatre.com Place: Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St., Columbia, SC 29201 Time: 8 pm Description: Back by popular demand for 5 performances!This musical presents Buddy Holly's rise and run through fame until his untimely death alongside fellow musicians Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. Enjoy two hours of some of the best rock and roll songs ever written including That ll Be the Day, Peggy Sue, Everyday, Ready Teddy, and Johnny Be Good. The young man with the glasses, played by Charlie Duncan, along with Alex McCollum, Gabe Flores and Jason Sprankle as the Crickets, will have you up and dancing in the aisles! Tickets: $12-20 Box Office: 803-799-2510

Title: Robin Hood the Musical Date: March 27, 2010 Category: Performing Arts - Concerts | Theatre | Ballet | Shows Town Theatre s Youth production of Robin Hood will feature 50 area youth singing, dancing and sword-fighting their way through the Sherwood Forest. There s something for everyone: laughter, adventure, and love. Your whole family will be entertained. Box Office: 803-799-2510 Tickets: $10 general admission -- on sale now! http://www.towntheatre.com/

Title: 2nd Annual River Fest! Date: April 17, 2009 Time: 10AM - 3PM Category: Festival Fish Fry (Fundraising by Dutchman Creek VFD) Hot Dogs (Fundraising by Boy Scout Troop 49) Arts and Crafts Vendors Antiques and Yard Sale Items Frog Jumping Contest Becky and Huck Fishing Contest DJ Papa Charlie Face painting Ty-Me the Clown Carolina Choo Choo Train $5 dollar admission includes entry in Kids' Nickle in a hay stack, frog jumping and fishing contests http://www.fairfieldchamber.sc/content,riverfest/

Title: Open Studio @ the Arts Center Date: May 1, 2010 Time: 10AM - 4PM Category: Arts Open Studio Event @ the Arts Center. Join us for demonstrations, sales, live music and a live Raku firing. Free and fun for the entire family. Saturday May 1st from 10 am - 4 pm inside the parking lot at 1932 Calhoun Street. Call Steve Hewitt at 803-545-3091 for further information

Date: June 7, 2010 Time: 8:30AM - 1:00PM Category: Camps ADVENTURE CAMP Palmetto Conservation Foundation Session 1: June 7-11 Summer adventures include: Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Arts and Crafts, Team Building, Games and More! Ages: 7-13 Cost: $130-$150 Sibling discounts available! This session will be held at Canoeing for Kids in Lexington. Contact Kari Hanna at (803)771-0870 or kfox@palmettoconservation.org Click here for more information and to register!: http://www.palmettoconservation.org/summercamp.asp ]

Date: June 21, 2010 Time: 8:30AM - 1:00PM Category: Camps ADVENTURE CAMP Palmetto Conservation Foundation Session 2: June 21-25 Summer Adventures Include: Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Arts and Crafts, Team Building, Games, and More! Ages: 7-13 Cost: $130-$150 Sibling discounts available! This session will be held at Dreher Island State Park near Chapin, SC. Contact: Kari Hanna (803)771-0870 or kfox@palmettoconservation.org Click here for more information and to register!: http://www.palmettoconservation.org/summercamp.asp

Date: July 5, 2010 Time: 8:30AM - 1:00PM Category: Camps ADVENTURE CAMP Palmetto Conservation Foundation Session 3: July 5-9 Summer Adventures Include: Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Arts and Crafts, Team Building, Games, and More! Ages: 7-13 Cost: $130-$150 Sibling discounts available! This session will be held at Stronghold Athletic Club in downtown Columbia. Contact: Kari Hanna (803)771-0870 or kfox@palmettoconservation.org Click here for more information and to register!: http://www.palmettoconservation.org/summercamp.asp

Date: July 19, 2010 Time: 8:30AM - 1:00PM Category: Camps ADVENTURE CAMP Palmetto Conservation Foundation Session 4: July 19-21 Summer Adventures Include: Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Hiking, Arts and Crafts, Team Building, Games, and More! Ages: 7-13 Cost: $75 This session will be held at Poinsett State Park in Sumter, SC. Contact: Kari Hanna (803)771-0870 or kfox@palmettoconservation.org Click here for more information and to register!: http://www.palmettoconservation.org/summercamp.asp

Date: April 5, 2010 Time: 9:00AM - 1:00PM Category: Camps SPRING BREAK ADVENTURE CAMP Palmetto Conservation Foundation Ages: 7-13 Cost: $50 Adventures Include: Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Team Building, Games, Art and Crafts, Outdoor Education, and More! This 2 day camp will be held at Stronghold Athletic Club in downtown Columbia. Contact: Kari Hanna (803)771-0870 or kfox@palmettoconservation.org Click here for more information and to register online!: http://www.palmettoconservation.org/springbreak.asp

Title: Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament Date: March 23, 2010 Time: 9:00AM Category: Sports Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament to benefit Fairfield Disabilities and Special Needs. March 23, 2010 Oak Hills Golf Club 7629 Fairfield Rd. Columbia, SC 29203. 4 Person Captain's Choice Shot Gun Start$50 @. Hole-In-One Free Car. Register at lcollinsfdsn@truvista.net or call 803-635-2154 Click for more information: http://www.fairfieldchamber.sc

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: RiverFest 2010 Date: April 17, 2010 Time: 10:00AM - 3:00AM Category: Festival RiverFest 2010 Lake Wateree, SC Dutchman Creek VFD. Benefit Dutchman Creek VFD and Boy Scout. Fish Fry and hot dogs. Enjoy the beautiful lake and learn how to keep it clean . http://www.fairfieldchamber.sc

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Easter Bunny Date: March 31, 2010 Time: 12:00PM - 8:00PM Category: Children Come Visit The Easter Bunny at Dutch Square Center The Easter Bunny will be in the Food Court March 31st through April 3rd, from noon to 8pm. Pictures are $8.00 each. You may take your own pictures AFTER you purchase one for $8. Click for more information: http://www.dutchsquare.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1268407418&archive=&start_from=&ucat=&

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Spring N2 ART Date: April 3, 2010 Time: 12PM - 6PM Category: Arts The Artists Round Table (ART) a local non-profit art organization is hosting a one day event featuring art for sale from local/regional artists, free live music, Tai Chi demonatrations, Carolina Stories videos from ETV and a Youth Art area with local student art and a hands on area for kids. The event is free to attend. Come support local ART. visit our website for more information: http://www.theartistsroundtable.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Funday Sunday | A Free Family Fun Event Date: April 18, 2010 Time: 4:00PM - 7:00PM Category: Family Shandon Baptist Church invites families to join us for Funday Sunday on April 18 from 4-7pm. This free family fun event features free rides, games, and entertainment, plus food available for purchase at minimal cost. Shandon is located at 5250 Forest Drive, exit 12 off I-77. For more information, visit www.shandon.org/fundaysunday or call (803) 782-1300. Click here for more information.: http://www.shandon.org/fundaysunday

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: CEF 6th Annual Golf Classic Date: April 16, 2010 Time: 10:30AM - 5:00PM Category: Sports Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) Columbia-Midlands invites you to participate in their 6th Annual Golf Classic on Friday, April 16th at the Fort Jackson Golf Club. To register, call our office: (803) 798-4405 or visit our website: http://www.cef-sc.org/columbiamidlands CEF is a world-wide, non-profit organization dedicated to evangelizing children ages 5-12 in the local community through after-school Good News Clubs and summer backyard Bible Clubs. Click for more information, and to register for the Golf Classic!: http://www.cef-sc.org/columbiamidlands

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: 321 Time Trial Series Date: April 3, 2010 Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM Category: Sports OutSpokin' Columbia is sponsoring a series of three time trials in Fairfield County 4/3, 5/22, 8/14. Distance options 20K and 40K on fastastic 4 lane, rolling 20K Ioop. Chip timing. Less than 1 hour from Charlotte, NC and Columbia, SC. Registration at http://www.strictlyrunning.com Cyclist logo bottom of page: http://www.fairfieldchamber.sc

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Red Cross May Day Date: May 15, 2010 Time: 10:00AM - 3:00PM Category: Festival Red Cross May Day Downtown Winnsboro, SC May 15, 2010, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Fireman's Chili Cook-off, Fireman Comptetions, Just Plain Dog Show, Good Food and more. http://www.fairfieldchamber.sc Red Cross May Day: http://www.fairfieldchamber.sc

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Free Wine Tasting! Date: April 2, 2010 Time: 4PM - 7PM Category: Festival Free Wine Tastings! The knowledgeable staff will be on site to answer all of your questions and help you expand your appreciation of wines. Call 808-1830 for more information! Sam's Fine Wine Beer Spirits & More: http://samsfinewineandspirits.com/

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Free Wine Tasting-Village at Sandhill Location Date: April 2, 2010 Time: 4PM - 7PM Category: Festival Free Wine Tastings! The knowledgeable staff will be on site to answer all of your questions and help you expand your appreciation of wines. Sam's Fine Wine Beer Spirits & More: http://samsfinewineandspirits.com/

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: &quot;Museums on Us&quot; Free Weekend at EdVenture Date: April 4, 2010 Time: 12:00PM - 5:00PM Category: Arts Museums on Us is a Bank of America program that offers its card holders free admission to more than 70 museums nationwide. EdVenture is the only museum in SC chosen to participate in this program. For more information, visit www.museums.bankofamerica.com. http://www.museums.bankofamerica.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: EDDIE's Spring Break Camp Date: April 5, 2010 Time: 8:00AM - 6:00PM Category: Children School s out for spring break! Do you want your children to spend some of their break time in a fun, educational atmosphere? Register for EDDIE s Spring Break Camp at EdVenture today! http://www.edventure.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Nano Days Date: April 5, 2010 Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM Category: Children No where but at EdVenture can you explore simple, fun, hands-on activities that help explain the science, engineering and technology of very, very, very small things! FREE with admission. http://www.edventure.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Explore Chinese Culture Date: April 10, 2010 Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM Category: Arts At EdVenture, you can discover Chinese sports through history. Enjoy interactive demonstrations of traditional games and sports like ping pong, badminton, and martial arts, while learning more about the important role of sports in Chinese culture. FREE with admission. http://www.edventure.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Explore Chinese Culture Date: April 11, 2010 Time: 12:00PM - 5:00PM Category: Arts At EdVenture, you can discover Chinese sports through history. Enjoy interactive demonstrations of traditional games and sports like ping pong, badminton, and martial arts, while learning more about the important role of sports in Chinese culture. FREE with admission. http://www.edventure.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Family Night Date: April 13, 2010 Time: 5:00PM - 8:00PM Category: Arts Come to EdVenture for an evening of fun at a price you can afford! $1.00 per person admission from 5 8 pm. http://www.edventure.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: EdCeptional Families Conference Date: April 17, 2010 Time: 8:15AM - 1:00PM Category: Classes | Workshops Attention parents, teachers and caregivers of a child with special needs. EdVenture is proud to host a panel of experts who will help give you ideas of how to adapt physical activities, create classrooms as optimal learning environments and improve your skill sets. Dr. Marion Burton, president-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics, is the keynote speaker. Call 803.400.1133 to register. http://www.edventure.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Girls Night Out Date: April 22, 2010 Time: 7:30PM Category: Arts Step out for a night of fun and fashion to benefit the South s largest children s museum! An evening of socializing and delicious food awaits you at EdVenture s 8th annual Girls Night Out. Ladies, grab your best girlfriends and head to EdVenture for a preview of the season s hottest fashions. Starting at 7:30 pm, this fashionable evening will offer you that much needed break in your schedule to spend time with the girls, savor delectable bites from Mr. Friendly s and view Coplon s spring line in a glamorous runway show. Call 803.400-1141 to reserve tickets. http://www.edventure.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: EDDIE Celebrates Earth Day Date: April 24, 2010 Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM Category: Family Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day at EdVenture! Enjoy special activities throughout the museum that teach all of us how to be more environmentally friendly citizens. FREE with admission. http://www.edventure.org

Date: April 5, 2010 Time: 9:00AM - 1:00PM Category: Camps SPRING BREAK ADVENTURE CAMP Palmetto Conservation Foundation Ages: 7-13 Cost: $50 Adventures Include: Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Team Building, Games, Art and Crafts, Outdoor Education, and More! This 2 day camp will be held at Stronghold Athletic Club in downtown Columbia. Contact: Kari Hanna (803)771-0870 or kfox@palmettoconservation.org Click here for more information and to register online!: http://www.palmettoconservation.org/springbreak.asp

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: 2nd Annual Palmetto Patriots Ball Date: May 22, 2010 Category: Festival It s the 2nd Annual Palmetto Patriots Ball, to be held May 22 at the Medallion Center. Details can be found at www.palmettopatriotsball.org http://www.palmettopatriotsball.org/

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: 2nd Annual Cook-out for Kids Date: April 17, 2010 Category: Festival I am a member of the Epworth Children's Home Alumni Association. We are having our 2nd Annual Cook-out for Kids on the Epworth Campus on Saturday, April 17, 2010. This is a fundraiser sponsored by the Epworth Alumni Association with all proceeds going to Epworth. http://www.epworthchildrenshome.org/

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Evening Adventures Date: April 13, 2010 Time: 8PM Category: Educational Historic Columbia Foundation will host Evening Adventures, moonlight cemetery tours and lantern tours of historic sites from April 13 - September 28 at 8 p.m. Visitors are invited to experience the thrill of an evening adventure in the capital city as they explore historic houses by only the glow of lantern light or are led through the oldest cemetery guided by a costumed interpreter. http://historiccolumbia.org/site/programs/2010/04/13/events/evening-adventuresmoonlight-cemetery-and-lantern-tours

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: 7th annual Wine Tasting Date: April 23, 2010 Time: 7PM - 9:30PM Category: Festival From 7:00pm to 9:30pm, guests will sample domestic and imported wines at stations throughout the Botanical Garden, consult expert vintners about the featured wines and enjoy live jazz performed by Jamie Beresford and the Mandate. Savory light bites from some of the area s finest restaurants will be available. Restaurant partners include Blue Marlin Signature Catering, Garibaldi Caf , Liberty Tap Room Grill, Momo s Bistro and Terra. All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the ongoing conservation and education efforts at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. To volunteer for this event, please contact Christie Vondrak at cvondrak@riverbanks.org or 803.779.8717 x1108. http://www.riverbanks.org/events/winetasting.shtml

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: A Springer Opera House Tour Date: April 1, 2010 Time: 7PM Category: Educational Often called "America's Main Street," U.S. Route 66 is a retro-fantasyland of art deco motels, roadside attractions, Indian trading posts, novelty drive-ins and old-fashioned spit-and-polish service stations. This rambunctious new musical comedy leads the audience along the great "Mother Road" in a nostalgic celebration of music and whimsical highway fun. "Like Forever Plaid on high-octane fuel!" ~Milwaukee Metro http://www.fineartscenter.org/index.html

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: “Digging up the Past” Date: June 14, 2010 Category: Camps Historic Columbia Foundation will host Digging up the Past , a summer day camp for children ages 8 - 12 where they will explore Columbia s backyard and discover treasures through archaeology and family trees at the city s historic houses, on June 14-18 and July 12-16. Please assist us in promoting this event to your audience. Attached is a detailed release. http://historiccolumbia.org/site/programs/2010/06/14/events/digging-up-the-past-summer-camp

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: “Digging up the Past” Date: July 12, 2010 Category: Camps Historic Columbia Foundation will host Digging up the Past , a summer day camp for children ages 8 - 12 where they will explore Columbia s backyard and discover treasures through archaeology and family trees at the city s historic houses, on June 14-18 and July 12-16. Please assist us in promoting this event to your audience. Attached is a detailed release. http://historiccolumbia.org/site/programs/2010/06/14/events/digging-up-the-past-summer-camp

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Dinner Theater Mystery “Smoke & Mirrors” Date: April 16, 2010 Time: 6:30PM Category: Spiritual Enrichment Shandon Presbyterian Church: Dinner Theater Mystery Smoke Mirrors by Anthony Herrera Will Osborne. 6:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 16, 17 and 18, 607 Woodrow St. (803) 771-4408 www.shandonpres.org Tickets are $15 per person and may be purchased in the church office. Presented by the Shandon Players and directed by Emily Harrill in the Arts at Shandon series, this audience participation mystery theater presentation will test your powers to decipher whodunit ; includes a barbecue dinner. http://www.shandonpres.org/

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: 2nd Annual Capital City Music & Wing Fling Date: April 11, 2010 Time: 12PM - 8PM Category: Festival The White Mule and Liquid Assets are proud to present the Second Annual Capital City Music and Wing Fling. This year the festival will be located in the 1500 block of Main St. directly beside the Columbia Museum of Art (between the cross streets of Hampton and Taylor). The Festival takes place on Sunday, April 11th 2010. Gates open at Noon and the festival lasts until 8pm. This years artist lineup is: THE MOVEMENT, SIMPLIFIED, TOWN MOUNTAIN, JOHN WESLEY SATTERFIELD, JUSTIN SMITH AND THE FOLK HOP BAND, THE CASUAL KINGS, MIKE WILLIS. This years chicken wing vendors are: Wild Wing, Wet Willies, Wings and Ale, Carolina Wings, Buffalo Wild Wings, Wing Zone, Davis Tavern, The Sly Fox, WG Wings, Kellys Pub, The Village Idiot, Hooters and Smoke BBQ. Advance Tickets are available for only $5 at The White Mule, www.etix.com, and Manifest. Day of show tickets are $10. Each vendor will be offering three wings for $2.

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: RIVERBANKS ZOO AND GARDEN ANNUAL SPRING PLANT SALE Date: April 17, 2010 Time: 9AM - 12PM Category: Festival Jazz up your garden with rare and unusual plants from Riverbanks. Choose from more than 4,000 hot picks including some of our favorite annuals, perennials, bulbs and woody plants. Be sure to arrive early-selections are popular and sell fast! More than 40 varieties totaling more than 4,000 plants will be available for purchase. Most plants will range $5 to $10. Admission is free for those who enter at 1201 Seminole Drive. Information: (803) 779-8717. http://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.shtml

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: RICHLAND COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS' PLANT SALE Date: April 24, 2010 Time: 9AM - 5PM Category: Festival Plants, shrubs and trees, soil test kits and garden art will be available. Also, ask spring garden questions and look for demonstrations on composting and herb gardening in the Midlands. Proceeds fund community projects, which include the Carolina Children's Garden, the Gardening in Richland Demonstration Garden and the Garden Market, all at the research center, and the Garden Like a Master lecture series.

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: 5TH ANNUAL SPRING PLANT EXCHANGE Date: April 24, 2010 Time: 10AM Category: Festival A master gardener will be available to answer questions and help identify plants. Bring seeds, bulbs, clippings or cuttings, potted house plants, shrubs, trees or any plant that can be repotted or transplanted. If possible, identify the plant and put in a bag or paper cup for transporting. You do not have to bring a plant to participate. This event will be held rain or shine. Information: Diane Hutto (803) 796-9020

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: SPRING FLOWER SALE Date: April 13, 2009 Category: Festival SPRING FLOWER SALE offered by Lexington County Family and Community Leaders. $13 per flat for begonias and vincas (36 plants per flat); $22 per flat for gerbera daisies (18 plants per flat). Information/orders: Bette Chinners (803) 957-9163. Pick up 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. April 13 at Lexington County Extension Office (old Kroger Building), 605 W. Main St., Suite 109, Lexington.

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: SPRING FLOWER SALE Date: April 13, 2010 Category: Festival SPRING FLOWER SALE offered by Lexington County Family and Community Leaders. $13 per flat for begonias and vincas (36 plants per flat); $22 per flat for gerbera daisies (18 plants per flat). Information/orders: Bette Chinners (803) 957-9163. Pick up 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. April 13 at Lexington County Extension Office (old Kroger Building), 605 W. Main St., Suite 109, Lexington.

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: 6TH ANNUAL BATESBURG BUSINESS ASSOCIATION FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW Date: April 3, 2010 Time: 9AM - 2PM Category: Festival The show will feature free seminars and demonstrations by experts, as well as a Master Gardeners booth. Vendors will offer gardening and outdoor items, crafts, food and face-painting. Admission: Free. The cost to rent a vendor booth is $50. Information: (803) 532-6670. The annual fundraiser helps with the revitalization of the historical downtown area. Also: In the event of bad weather, the show will be held at the corner of Mitchell Street and S.C.. 23 (across from Wendy's).

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: 50TH ANNUAL IRIS FLOWER SHOW Date: April 24, 2010 Time: 1PM - 4PM Category: Festival 50TH ANNUAL IRIS FLOWER SHOW, presented by The South Carolina Iris Society, will be held 1-4 p.m. April 24 at the Garden Club Council Columbia Building, Maxcy Gregg Park, 1605 Park Circle. Admission to the show is free.

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: ORCHIDS 101: EXPLORE THE BASICS OF GROWING ORCHIDS AT HOME Date: May 11, 2010 Time: 7PM - 9PM Category: Classes | Workshops ORCHIDS 101: EXPLORE THE BASICS OF GROWING ORCHIDS AT HOME. 7-9 p.m. Tuesday evenings, May 11 through June 15, at Midlands Technical College, Harbison Campus. Course taught by Stan Hutto, past president of the S.C. Orchid Society and a certified judge with the American Orchid Society in the Carolinas Judging Center. $99. Register: mtctraining.com or (803) 732-0432. Course code CEFLC-518-01.

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: &quot;Circulation Day&quot; A Loving Service to the Community Date: April 17, 2010 Time: 9:00AM - 11:00AM Category: Spiritual Enrichment Circulation Day is similar to a Yard Sale, without any money involved! Bring gently used items, even ones you still treasure but are willing to let someone else experience the delight it brought you. Take whatever you might use and enjoy, or do both. "Life is a giving receiving process" Join us in the abundant flow of life.

Title: Earth Fair 8K Trail Run and Kids Fun Run Date: May 1, 2010 Time: 9:00AM - 11:30AM Category: Sports Join us on Saturday May 1, 2010 for this 8K (5 mile) Race and Kids Fun Run along the beautiful trails of Saluda Shoals Park. The course winds along natural trails through forest and grassland along the banks of the Saluda River. Fees: $20 pp before 4/16; $30 PP 4/17-5/1 Kids Fun Run: Free (12 and under) Click here for more information: http://www.icrc.net

Title: Pickin' & Piggin' Date: April 10, 2010 Time: 11:00AM - 3:00PM Category: Festival A world class barbeque cook-off and music celebration at Saluda Shoals Park! Savor the flavor of award winning Q from South Carolina s best barbeque cookers while enjoying great live music from local bluegrass band, the Carolina Rebels. Click for more information: http://www.icrc.net

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Earth Fair Date: May 1, 2010 Time: 11:00AM - 2:00PM Category: Festival A celebration of the earth and the environment! Environmental agencies and outdoor recration professional come together at the Saluda Shoals Wetland Preserve to share their knowledge and expertise with the public. Enjoy ranger guided nature walks, environmental displays and a wide variety of eco-friendly exhibits. $5 parking Fee Click here for more information: http://www.icrc.net

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Saluda Shoals Geocache Challenge Date: May 1, 2010 Time: 11:00AM - 2:00PM Category: Family Adventure and discovery await you in the exciting Geocache Challenge! Gather a team or explore as a family to find specially placed hidden caches the reveal exciting facts about Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission's parks. Pick up coordinates and a program passport for the Environmental Education Center at Saluda Shoals Park. Geocaches will be hidden at Crooked Creek Park in Chapin, Seven Oaks Park and Saluda Shoals Park from April 1st through May 1st. Registration is $5 per team. Call 803- 213-2054 for more information! Click here for more information: http://www.icrc.net

 

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Mud Mania Date: May 22, 2010 Time: 10:30AM - 1:30AM Category: Family Mud Mania is a mud clinging, slip sliding, wet and wild obstacle course! Kids are challenged to climb, crawl, jump and slide their way through seven wet and very mucky obstacles! This FREE event includes: Mud Mania Obstacle Course (ages 7 13); Mini Mud Obstacle Course (ages 6 under and children with disabilities ages 13 under); and the sand castle area. T-shirts concessions will also be available for sale. Registration starts at 10:00 a.m. Participants must be present to register. A signed waiver must be completed by a parent or legal guardian for each child attending the event. Waivers are available in advance at all ICRC Parks and online at icrc.net. Shoes and shirts are required to participate in Mud Mania! Wear old clothing and tennis shoes with laces or velco closures. For safety reasons, absolutely NO bare feet, flip flops or slip-on shoes allowed! Join us at Mud Manis for a day of good, but not so clean FUN! Click here for more information: http://www.icrc.net

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Celebrity Fashion Show Date: April 27, 2010 Time: 6PM Category: Festival Some of the Midland s most famous will walk the runway to benefit the SC Ovarian Cancer Foundation Riverbanks Region Chapter s fight against ovarian cancer. The Chapter is hosting a Celebrity Fashion Show April 27, 6 p.m. at 701 Whaley. The fashion show will feature 25 local celebrities including Mayor Bob Coble, Lt. Governor Andre Bauer, Columbia City Council Member Belinda Gergel, WLTX anchor Darci Strickland, WIS TV anchor Ben Hoover, Wendy Brawley- IMARA Magazine, and Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers. Fashions will be provided by Granger Owings and Belk at Richland Fashion Mall. Proceeds will be used to help further the organization s mission of educating women in the Midlands about this deadly disease. Tickets are $50 and include admission to the fashion show, a silent auction and drinks and hors d oeuvres. To purchase tickets, call 803-926-3462.

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Tomatoes, Herbs and Veggies Date: April 10, 2010 Time: 2:00PM - 3:00PM Category: Educational Free Seminar on Tomatoes, Herbs, and Veggies!! Woodley's Garden Center (Irmo) Hwy 6 between the Damn and Ballentine http://www.woodleygardencenter.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: All About Bug Eating Plants! Date: April 17, 2010 Time: 2:00PM - 3:00PM Category: Educational Kid Event Woodley's Garden Center (Irmo) 10.00 pre-register fee http://www.woodleygardencenter.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: All About Bug Eating Plants! Date: April 17, 2010 Time: 2:00PM - 3:00PM Category: Educational Kid Event Woodley's Garden Center (Irmo) 10.00 pre-register fee http://www.woodleygardencenter.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Date: May 7, 2010 Time: 8:00PM Category: Performing Arts - Concerts | Theatre | Ballet | Shows Town Theatre presents Annie Get Your Gun May 7 29, 2010 Wed - Sat. at 8:00 pm Sunday matinees May 16 and May 23 at 3:00 pm They Say It s Wonderful and truly it will be as the lure of the Wild West, timeless romance and some of the most popular tunes to flow from the pen of Irving Berlin are showcased in this American classic. This show hits the bull s eye, rings a bell and offers one of the most delightful evenings you could imagine. But don t just imagine! Come and see why There s No Business like Show Business. town@towntheatre.com Box Office: 803-799-2510 Click for more information: http://www.towntheatre.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Date: May 16, 2010 Time: 3:00PM Category: Performing Arts - Concerts | Theatre | Ballet | Shows Town Theatre presents Annie Get Your Gun May 7 29, 2010 Wed - Sat. at 8:00 pm Sunday matinees May 16 and May 23 at 3:00 pm They Say It s Wonderful and truly it will be as the lure of the Wild West, timeless romance and some of the most popular tunes to flow from the pen of Irving Berlin are showcased in this American classic. This show hits the bull s eye, rings a bell and offers one of the most delightful evenings you could imagine. But don t just imagine! Come and see why There s No Business like Show Business. town@towntheatre.com Box Office: 803-799-2510 Click for more information: http://www.towntheatre.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Free Decorating & Gift Giving Tips: Mother’s Day Date: May 8, 2010 Time: 1:00PM - 4:00PM Category: Arts This Mother s Day, give a gift she can continue to love every day special one-on-one personalized style with one of Columbia s top design experts. From shopping for a unique Mother s Day gift to decorating the table for a special Mother s Day lunch, Beverly Gallavan can help you! She ll share tips to fit anyone s home or style one-on-one at the grand opening of the Columbia Kirkland s at Columbiana Station, from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday May 8 and 9. Bring swatches, photos and questions the event is free and so is the advice!

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Free Decorating & Gift Giving Tips: Mother’s Day Date: May 9, 2010 Time: 1:00PM - 4:00PM Category: Arts This Mother s Day, give a gift she can continue to love every day special one-on-one personalized style with one of Columbia s top design experts. From shopping for a unique Mother s Day gift to decorating the table for a special Mother s Day lunch, Beverly Gallavan can help you! She ll share tips to fit anyone s home or style one-on-one at the grand opening of the Columbia Kirkland s at Columbiana Station, from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday May 8 and 9. Bring swatches, photos and questions the event is free and so is the advice!

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Celebrate Shandon Date: April 18, 2010 Time: 3:30PM - 6:30PM Category: Family CELEBRATE SHANDON Community Street Party Sunday, April 18, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Adger Road at Devine Street FREE Hot Dog Hamburger Cookout. Food Served: 5:00-6:00 p.m. Food, Games, Activities, Music by the LifeLine Band and More. Everyone is Invited. Join the Fun. Sponsored by Shandon United Methodist Church 3407 Devine Street, 256-8383, www.shandon-umc.org http://www.shandon-umc.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Ladies Getaway Luncheon (sponsored by Columbia Lions Club) Date: April 21, 2010 Time: 11:30AM - 1:30PM Category: Arts The Lions Club of Columbia is sponsoring a Ladies Getaway Luncheon. Ladies will enjoy massages, mini-manicures, hair and makeup consultaton, free spa luxuries. It will also inclide a silent auction and Fashion show provided by Belk. Ladies will enjoy an excellent lunch buffet and so much more. Tickets are $25.00 per person and proceeds will go to support the Columbia Lions Club. Ladies Getaway Luncheon: http://www.ladiesgetaway.info

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Peach Tree 23 Yard Sale Date: June 5, 2010 Time: 6:00AM - 5:00PM Category: Family Peach Tree 23 Yard Sale - Starting in Batesburg-Leesville and spanning 44 miles along Highway 23 to Modoc, South Carolina. Bring a friend and spend the day looking for Treasures at a bargain. For additional information, please contact Sue Schaum at the Batesburg-Leesville Chamber of Commerce Visitor's Center 803-532-4339 http://www.batesburg-leesvillechamber.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Batesburg-Leesville Chamber of Commerce & Visitor's Center & The South Carolina Poultry Festival Classic Golf Tournament Date: May 7, 2010 Time: 10:00AM - 3:00PM Category: Sports Batesburg-Leesville Chamber of Commerce Visitor's Center and The South Carolina Poultry Festival Classic Golf Tournament. Open to the first 100 players. Come out and enjoy a fun day in the sun! Captain's Choice Play. Packages include: greens fees, golf cart, refreshments throughout the day, 19th hole celebration, door and raffle prizes, and awards at the end of the tournament. http://www.batesburg-leesvillechamber.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Date: April 25, 2010 Time: 11:00AM - 7PM Category: Festival Sunday, April 25. The Big Nosh The Big Nosh is the first annual event to celebrate everything Jewish including food, entertainment and education. The Big Nosh will be held on Sunday, April 25th from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm at the Tree of Life Congregation on North Trenholm Road in Columbia. Free admission. Visit The Big Nosh or call 803.787.2182 for additional information. Click for more information about The Big Nosh: http://www.bignosh.org __________________________________________________ Calendar location: http://www.huntcal.com/cgi/calview.cgi/HugerStreet/columbia-sc-events-calendar

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Shakespeare in the Park - A Midsummer Nights Dream Date: May 28, 2010 Time: 7:30PM - 10:30PM Category: Performing Arts - Concerts | Theatre | Ballet | Shows The Saluda Shoals Foundation, Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission, and The South Carolina Shakespeare Company will present A Midsummer Night's Dream, May 28, 29 and 30, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Lexington Medical Center, performances will be held at the Environmental Education Center Outdoor Deck at Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road, Columbia. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online at www.saludashoalsfoundation.org. Concession will be available for sale. Proceeds from the event will support the future construction of Nature s Theater, an outdoor performing arts center. This state-of-the-art facility will feature a covered stage, fixed seating for approximately 500 people, lawn seating for nearly 500 more, and a rooftop event space. Shakespeare's powerful language evokes a brilliant world of wonder, magic and romance where resolution and reconciliation take place through the revelries of midsummer night. One of Shakespeare's most accessible works, this piece has been interpreted by some as a light-hearted frolic and by others as a somber meditation on sexual politics. At its heart, A Midsummer Night's Dream is a play about love and marriage, but more importantly, it is a play about the imagination. To purchase tickets online, click here: http://www.saludashoalsfoundation.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Columbia Israel Days Festival Date: May 11, 2009 Time: 9:00AM - 8PM Category: Festival Israel Festival at the JCC Join us for this fun and educational event celebrating Israel s 62nd Birthday. The festival will include an Israeli Shuk (marketplace), food (provided by Mediterranean Tea Room Pitas Restaurant), a live family concert, a virtual walking tour through Israel, and the award-winning Israeli film, Matter of Size. Dates and Times: Tuesday, May 11th: 9:00 am 2:00 pm: Israeli Shuk; 5:30 pm 8:00 pm: Family Concert and virtual walking tour through Israel Thursday, May 13th: 6:30 pm: Matter of Size (Israeli Film) Location: Katie Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center, 306 Flora Drive (northeast Columbia) at the Gerry Sue Norman Arnold Jewish Community Campus Contact: Ben Kranitz, 787-2023, ext. 207, benk@jcccolumbia.org This event is presented by the Katie Irwin Kahn JCC Beth Shalom Synagogue. The Katie Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center welcomes all ages, faiths, and backgrounds. Please take a moment to visit our website, www.jcccolumbia.org Click for more information: http://www.jcccolumbia.org/clientuploads/Israel%20Day%20Poster.pdf

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Columbia Israel Days Festival Date: May 11, 2010 Time: 9AM - 8PM Category: Festival Israel Festival at the JCC Join us for this fun and educational event celebrating Israel s 62nd Birthday. The festival will include an Israeli Shuk (marketplace), food (provided by Mediterranean Tea Room Pitas Restaurant), a live family concert, a virtual walking tour through Israel, and the award-winning Israeli film, Matter of Size. Dates and Times: Tuesday, May 11th: 9:00 am 2:00 pm: Israeli Shuk; 5:30 pm 8:00 pm: Family Concert and virtual walking tour through Israel Thursday, May 13th: 6:30 pm: Matter of Size (Israeli Film) Location: Katie Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center, 306 Flora Drive (northeast Columbia) at the Gerry Sue Norman Arnold Jewish Community Campus Contact: Ben Kranitz, 787-2023, ext. 207, benk@jcccolumbia.org This event is presented by the Katie Irwin Kahn JCC Beth Shalom Synagogue. The Katie Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center welcomes all ages, faiths, and backgrounds. Please take a moment to visit our website, www.jcccolumbia.org Click for more information: http://www.jcccolumbia.org/clientuploads/Israel%20Day%20Poster.pdf Click for more information: http://www.jcccolumbia.org/clientuploads/Israel%20Day%20Poster.pdf

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Free Hanging Basket with purchase of $75.00 Gift Card Date: May 7, 2010 Time: 9:00AM - 7:00PM Category: Family Free Hanging Basket with purchase of a 75.00 gift card. Great for Mother's Day. http://www.woodleygardencenter.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Grand Open NOMA (North Main) Nature Trail at Earlewood Park and Centennial Celebration Date: May 8, 2010 Time: 11AM - 6PM Category: Festival Historic Earlewood, one of Columbia s largest and oldest neighborhoods, will host its centennial celebration and reunion May 8 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Earlewood Park, between River Drive and North Main Street. The event will include music, dancing, relay games, historical scavenger hunt, dog activities and a kickball tournament. A brief ceremoney also will be held to celebrate the opening of the new NOMA (North Main) Nature Trail at Earlewood Park at 11:30 a.m. followed by a dog parade to lead the "official" first walk of the trail. The ribbon cutting ceremony will held be at the entrance to the trail located near the corner of Earlewood Drive and Parkside Drive. Earlewood Park, an urban forest of 66 acres, is one of the largest natural parks in the city of Columbia. The park includes an amphitheatre, baseball fields, tennis courts, and one of the Southeast s best disc golf courses. Earlewood Park also is home to kickball, a new emerging young adult sport coordinated by the City of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation. For more information on the Earlewood Centennial Celebration and Reunion, visit www.earlewood.org or call Cynthia South at 803.413.4758 or Fred Monk at 803.319.8003.

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Grand Open NOMA (North Main) Nature Trail at Earlewood Park and Centennial Celebration Date: May 8, 2010 Time: 11AM - 6PM Category: Festival Historic Earlewood, one of Columbia s largest and oldest neighborhoods, will host its centennial celebration and reunion May 8 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Earlewood Park, between River Drive and North Main Street. The event will include music, dancing, relay games, historical scavenger hunt, dog activities and a kickball tournament. A brief ceremoney also will be held to celebrate the opening of the new NOMA (North Main) Nature Trail at Earlewood Park at 11:30 a.m. followed by a dog parade to lead the "official" first walk of the trail. The ribbon cutting ceremony will held be at the entrance to the trail located near the corner of Earlewood Drive and Parkside Drive. Earlewood Park, an urban forest of 66 acres, is one of the largest natural parks in the city of Columbia. The park includes an amphitheatre, baseball fields, tennis courts, and one of the Southeast s best disc golf courses. Earlewood Park also is home to kickball, a new emerging young adult sport coordinated by the City of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation. For more information on the Earlewood Centennial Celebration and Reunion, visit www.earlewood.org or call Cynthia South at 803.413.4758 or Fred Monk at 803.319.8003.

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Date: July 13, 2010 Time: 10AM - 4PM Category: Arts Columbia Parks and Recreation Arts Center Summer Open House will feature informative demos, cool art, and live Raku firing at 1800 degrees in an open kiln. The open house is scheduled for Saturday, July 13 at the Arts Center, 1932 Calhoun Street. Come check out the galleries, many of the artists will be on hand. The arts are an integral part of the Columbia Parks and Recreation experience. From classes and shows to specials events - there is a wide variety of programs and activities for people of all ages. Artwork created at the Art Center ranges from drawings, paintings, prints, photography and digital imagery to sculptures, installations, pottery, glass art, weaving, custom furniture, and clay, iron, brass, and aluminum cast architectural pieces. Refreshments will be available to guests.

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Date: May 22, 2010 Time: 10AM - 6PM Category: Family The public is invited to the Community Wellness Weekend at the Charles R. Drew Wellness Center, from Saturday, May 22 through Sunday, May 23. On Saturday, free health and wellness activities will be provided by Health Coach from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. along with healthy cooking demonstrations, and fitness tips. Step aerobics from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Kickboxing from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more information call 803.545.3200. http://www.columbiasc.net/parksandrec/210

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: HOOTENANNY ‘A Senior Celebration’ Date: May 18, 2010 Time: 10AM - 2PM Category: Festival May 18 - HOOTENANNY A Senior Celebration This annual event at The Historic Keenan House is a must for everyone over 50! The fun starts at 10 a.m., bingo 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. This year s theme is an Hawaiian Luau, so don your shirts hats and join us for the fun! Door prizes will be given away all day long. Entertainment and information booths designed with seniors in minds. Admission is free! http://www.columbiasc.net/parksandrec/210

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Finlay Park Summer Concert Series Date: June 13, 2010 Time: 6AM - 10AM Category: Performing Arts - Concerts | Theatre | Ballet | Shows The City of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce the Finlay Park Summer Concert Series 2010 Lineup. The series will begin on Saturday, June 12 and continue through Saturday, August 7 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the performing arts stage at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street in downtown Columbia. A wide variety of artists will perform to entertain a diverse audience. June 12 Elliott The Untouchables Blues June 19 Heart N Soul Variety June 26 Second Nature Beach July 3 Tony Torre Orchestra Big Band/Variety July 10 Mystik Vibrations Reggae July 17 Old School Classis Rock July 24 Tailor Made R B July 31 The Latin Project Latin August 7 Byron Counts Jazz Amateur singers will have an opportunity to step up to the microphone to perform. Karaoke Idol will begin at 7 p.m. one hour before the free concert. Cash and other prizes will be awarded. For more information call 803.545.3100. http://www.columbiasc.net/parksandrec/210

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Roller Skating & Inflatables! Date: May 7, 2010 Time: 7:00PM - 10:00PM Category: Sports Come out and enjoy some great family fun in our new roller skating rink! $10 includes roller skating inflatables. http://www.plexindoorsports.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Ice Skating & Open Play at Plex! Date: May 7, 2009 Time: 6:30PM - 9:30PM Category: Sports Come out to Plex for open Turf Play Ice skating. http://www.plexindoorsports.com/irmoice/programs/view/public-skate

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Ice Skating & Open Play at Plex! Date: May 7, 2010 Time: 6:30PM - 9:30PM Category: Sports Come out to Plex for open Turf Play Ice skating. http://www.plexindoorsports.com/irmoice/programs/view/public-skate


Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Family Night Date: May 11, 2010 Time: 5:00PM - 8:00PM Category: Family Visit EdVenture for an evening of fun at a price you can afford! $1.00 per person admission from 5 8pm. http://www.edventure.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: KidFest Date: June 18, 2010 Time: 4:00PM - 8:00PM Category: Family KidFest: FREE event for kids! KidFest is sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship and several Columbia area churches. Bring your kids out for an action-packed evening filled with inflatable games, FREE food, face painting, live music, entertainment, and more!! Located at the Northside Baptist Church Sports Complex (on Ginny Lane in Lexington, where I-20 and 378 intersect), KidFest will be on June 18th from 4:00pm-8:00pm. Fun for the whole family!! Child Evangelism Fellowship Website: http://www.cef-sc.org/columbiamidlands

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Kids Get Fit Triathlon Date: May 23, 2010 Time: 12:00PM - 5:00PM Category: Children Kids Get Fit Triathlon (Click here for Triathlon registration packet) May 23rd, 2010 at the Katie Irwin Kahn JCC on the Gerry Sue Norman Arnold Jewish Community Campus The Event: 8 Years and Under: 25 meter swim (1 lap) 1 mile bike ride 1/2 mile run 9 10 Years: 50 meter swim (2 laps) 2 mile bike ride 1 mile run 11-16 years: 100 meter swim (4 laps) 3 mile bike ride 2 mile run Awards: Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in these age groups: 6 years and under 7 8 years 9 10 years 11 12 years 13 14 years 15 16 years (separate categories for boys and girls) PLUS All participants will receive a T-shirt and a medal About the course: The Kids Get Fit Triathlon course is safe and secure! The JCC facilities (nestled on 22 acres of private land) provide a protected area for the event. Plus, there is still plenty of room for family and friends to cheer for participants! The swimming portion of the triathlon will take place in the JCC's indoor heated pool, while the biking* and running portions of the event will be behind the JCC. *Please note helmets are required for the biking portion; mountain bikes are recommended. **Parental permission is required. Packet Pick-up: You may pick up race packet on Sunday, May 23rd from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Please allow time for packet pick-up, numbering, and transition check-in. There will be race day registration from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m*. *We cannot guarantee slots will be available on race day. Advance registration is recommended. Click for more information: http://www.jcccolumbia.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=Kids%20Triathlon&category=Sports%26Rec

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Blythewood Beach Bash Date: May 22, 2010 Time: 6:00PM - 10:00PM Category: Family BLYTHEWOOD BEACH BASH May 22 from 6-10pm All proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society The Town of Blythewood's 2nd Annual Beach Bash Come out and have yourself a Beachy-Rific Time ! The Town of Blythewood and the American Cancer Society are hosting their 2nd Annual Beach Bash in efforts to support cancer research on the grounds of Town Hall. There will be great food, great live music, and lots of dancing! This is a family friendly event, so bring the kids out and enjoy a terrific evening of fun! Tickets are 1/$15, 2/$25, and kids under 12 are free. http://www.blythewoodbeachbash.blogspot.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Gene Coleman and Ensemble N_JP @ 701 CCA Date: May 21, 2010 Time: 7:00PM - 10:00PM Category: Performing Arts - Concerts | Theatre | Ballet | Shows Gene Coleman and Ensemble N_JP Friday, May 21, 2010. Concert 8:00 pm Lecture 7:00 pm by Coleman and N_JP member Toshimaru Nakamura Doors open 6:00 pm Admission: $10; $8, 701 CCA members; $5, students. A beverage bar will be available, donations suggested Using his interest in the culture of Japan and the relationship between music and architecture, Philadelphia composer Gene Coleman explores the spaces between sound and vision and introduces new ways of thinking about global culture. Coleman created Ensemble N_JP to explore and define new relationships between traditional and experimental aesthetics and to create a platform for cultural exchange between Japan and the West. For the 701 CCA concert, Coleman will perform on bass clarinet with Toshimaru Nakamura, no-input mixer, and Kenta Nagai, shamisen and electronics This performance is produced by the New Music Collective of Charleston, S.C. 701 CCA is located in the historic Whaley building at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. Call 803-779-4571 or visit www.701CCA.org for more information. Click for more information: http://www.701cca.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Date: May 20, 2010 Time: 11:00AM - 5:00PM Category: Arts Bob Trotman Business as Usual 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, SC May 20 July 11, 2010 701 Center for Contemporary Art presents Bob Trotman: Business as Usual, an exhibition and installation of wooden, figurative sculptures. Masterfully carving wood, Bob Trotman creates darkly humorous and earnest individuals in a tableau he refers to as "corporate purgatory, if there were such a thing, where it s not clear who s done what to whom." In it s "confluence of power," Trotman says, "guilt, shame, warning, and despair are mixed in a whirlpool of emotions that could never be openly expressed in an office setting." Trotman s installation Business as Usual, can be a little scary but is also funny and uncannily familiar. The artist tells us that his "subjects are confronted with dilemmas they can neither escape nor understand, and wood, through its organic warmth, its quirks, and flaws, gives their quandaries an immediacy they might not otherwise have." Trotman received a B.A. in philosophy from Washington and Lee University. For 30 years he has maintained a studio in the foothills of Western North Carolina. Self-taught in art, he has received two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, three from the North Carolina Arts Council, and, most recently, a nomination for a United States Artist Fellowship. His work is in the permanent collections of a number of museums, including the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, the Mint Museum, and the Museum of Art and Design in New York. 701 Center for Contemporary Art is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual arts and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC 29201. For more information, visit www.701cca.org or contact us at info@701cca.org, (803)779-4571. Gallery hours during exhibitions- W 11-8, Th-Fr 11-5, Sa 9-5, Su 1-5 Free and open to the public, Donations appreciated For press related issues, please contact Tammy L Hinshaw at tammy701cca@gmail.org For more information click the link to our website: http://www.701cca.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Date: May 20, 2010 Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM Category: Arts Opening Reception: Bob Trotman Business as Usual 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, SC May 20 July 11, 2010 7:00pm - 9:00 pm The reception is free to 701 CCA members; the suggested donation for non-members is $5. 701 Center for Contemporary Art presents Bob Trotman: Business as Usual, an exhibition and installation of wooden, figurative sculptures. , The opening reception is May 20, 7:00 9:00 p.m., during which Trotman will conduct a presentation about the exhibition. Masterfully carving wood, Bob Trotman creates darkly humorous and earnest individuals in a tableau he refers to as "corporate purgatory, if there were such a thing, where it s not clear who s done what to whom." In it s "confluence of power," Trotman says, "guilt, shame, warning, and despair are mixed in a whirlpool of emotions that could never be openly expressed in an office setting." Trotman s installation Business as Usual, can be a little scary but is also funny and uncannily familiar. The artist tells us that his "subjects are confronted with dilemmas they can neither escape nor understand, and wood, through its organic warmth, its quirks, and flaws, gives their quandaries an immediacy they might not otherwise have." 701 Center for Contemporary Art is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual arts and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC 29201. For more information, visit www.701cca.org., info@701cca.org, or (803)779-4571. Please click the link below for more information.: http://www.701cca.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: The Lexington County Sheriff's Foundation's Jailbreak 5K Date: May 29, 2010 Time: 8:00AM - 12:00PM Category: Sports Family Fun For Everyone! The Lexington County Sheriff's Foundation s 4th Annual Jailbreak 5K will be held Saturday, May 29, 2010, at the Lexington County Sheriff s Department. The 1 Mile Family Fun Run ($10.00 registration) begins at 8:00 am. The 5K main event ($20.00 registration before May 15, 2010, and $25.00 thereafter) begins at 8:30 am. Online registration for the event can be completed at www.strictlyrunning.com (799-4786). For more information, call 785-2421. All proceeds go to support professional law enforcement services in Lexington County. http://www.strictlyrunning.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Fun with Clay Date: June 14, 2010 Time: 9:00AM - 10:30AM Category: Arts June 14-18 At the Arts Center (545-3091) for children 6 - 11 years old. Children's pottery 9 - 10:30 am daily. We'll have fun making snakes, pots, and other fun clay projects. $80.00 per child Parks and Recreation - Summer Camps: http://www.columbiasc.net/

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Advanced Crafts Date: July 12, 2010 Time: 9:00AM - 11:00AM Category: Arts July 12 - 17 - Advanced Crafts for Teens 12 - 16 years old at the Arts Center. We will work with clay, glass fusing and glass casting in this fun week of art exploration. Call Steve at 545-3091 or e-mail at schewitt@columbiasc.net Parks and Recreation - Summer Camps: http://www.columbiasc.net/

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Advanced Crafts for Kids Date: July 26, 2010 Time: 9:00AM - 10:30AM Category: Arts Advanced Crafts for Yong Kids - Explore clay and glass fusing in this exciting class for Kids 6 - 11 years old. Cost is only $80.00. For further information call Steve at 545-3091 or email at schewitt@columbiasc.net. Parks and Recreation - Summer Camps: http://www.columbiasc.net/

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Introduction to Pottery with Pam Date: July 12, 2010 Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM Category: Arts Introduction to Pottery with Pam Bailey - Monday evening from 7PM - 9:00PM. Have you always wanted to learn to throw a pot or make decorative items for gifts? This is your class. Pam will take you through the steps of making pottery that you will be glad to say you made. This is a six week course and costs $80.00. Call Steve Hewitt at 545-3091 for further details. Parks and Recreation - Parklife - Cultural Arts: http://www.columbiasc.net/

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: “Museums on Us” Free Weekend Date: June 5, 2010 Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM Category: Family Museums on Us is a Bank of America program that offers its card holders free admission to more than 70 museums nationwide. EdVenture is the only museum in South Carolina chosen to participate in this program. For more information, visit www.museums.bankofamerica.com. http://www.museums.bankofamerica.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Family Night at EdVenture Date: June 8, 2010 Time: 5:00PM - 8:00PM Category: Family Visit EdVenture for an evening of fun at a price you can afford! $1.00 per person admission from 5 8pm. http://www.edventure.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Camp EdVenture begins Date: June 7, 2010 Time: 8:30AM - 5:00PM Category: Children Register for summer camps at www.edventure.org. http://www.edventure.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Tales for Tots Date: June 13, 2010 Time: 2:00PM - 3:00PM Category: Children Experience Tales for Tots at EdVenture - a fun and educational series that features a read-to-me time followed by a character appearance that is sure to make stories come alive! Join us for Lyle, Lyle Crocodile from 2 3pm. FREE with museum admission. http://www.edventure.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Blue Man Group – Making Waves Date: June 19, 2010 Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM Category: Children The newest traveling exhibit making a stop at EdVenture is fun for the entire family. Explore the 1,500-square-foot exhibit inspired by the musical Blue Man Group, participating in a playful way to learn about the science of sound and light. Using technology from JBL Audio Brand with the dynamic Blue Men as your guide, play the unique Blue Man Group instruments in a surround sound environment. The exhibit was created by the Boston Children s Museum and the Blue Man Group. It will remain open at EdVenture until September 19, 2010. The exhibit is free with museum admission. http://www.edventure.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: 2010 Summer Safety Celebration Date: June 26, 2010 Time: 10:30AM - 3:30PM Category: Children From 10:30 am until 3:30 pm, the Richland County Sheriff s Department and the Columbia City Park Rangers will present information about staying hydrated, summer insects, water safety, and snake awareness. Special this year is a Bicycle Rodeo in EdVenture s parking lot. FREE with museum admission. http://www.edventure.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Butterfly Releases Date: June 1, 2010 Time: 10:00AM - 10:30AM Category: Family Join us to witness live butterfly releases into their new home at 10 am and 2 pm in the newly reopened Blooming Butterflies outdoor pavilion. Regular admission prices for non-members apply plus an additional $3 to experience this exhibit. http://www.edventure.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Toddler Tuesdays Date: June 1, 2010 Time: 10:00AM - 10:30AM Category: Children A drop-in program designed for our littlest visitors. Children will participate in fun hands-on activities and listen to engaging stories every Tuesday at 10am. For families with children ages 4 and younger. No RSVP necessary. http://www.edventure.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: National CPR/AED Awareness Week Date: June 5, 2010 Time: 9:00AM - 2:00PM Category: Classes | Workshops In recognition of National CPR/AED Awareness Week, your local American Red Cross chapter is offering Adult CPR Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training at a disocunted rate of $35.00 per person (orig. $55.00). Classes will be held at the American Red Cross (2751 Bul Street Columbia, SC 29201).Classes require pre registration and payment. To register call 803.540.1200. Discounted CPR/AED Course: http://www.redcross.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: National CPR/AED Awareness Week Date: June 5, 2010 Time: 12:00PM - 5:00PM Category: Classes | Workshops In recognition of National CPR/AED Awareness Week, your local American Red Cross chapter is offering Adult CPR Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training at a disocunted rate of $35.00 per person (orig. $55.00). Classes will be held at the American Red Cross (2751 Bul Street Columbia, SC 29201).Classes require pre registration and payment. To register call 803.540.1200. Discounted CPR/AED Course: http://www.redcross.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Mr. Canine Carolina Pageant Date: June 23, 2010 Time: 7PM Category: Performing Arts - Concerts | Theatre | Ballet | Shows Be sure to join us at Jillian's Columbia on Wednesday, June 23 at 7:00pm for what promises to be an evening full of laughs! Think wigs, make up and high heels....all for the boys! Come see all of the contestants and donate towards your favorite to see him crowned our 2010 Mr. Canine Carolina. Click for more information: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=lf#!/event.php?eid=129615930383841&ref=mf

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Terra Restaurant Hosts Fundraiser for Gulf Fishermen Date: June 15, 2010 Time: 5:00PM Category: Performing Arts - Nightclubs | Bars | Nightlife Terra and Chef Mike Davis will offer a three-course, Gulf-inspired menu for $25, Tuesday, June 15 Thursday, June 17, to raise funds for Gulf Aid, a nonprofit established in response to the Gulf Coast oil spill. This event at the restaurant will culminate in a cocktail hour on the patio at the restaurant on June 17, from 6 8 p.m. Tickets will be available for $20, and wine, beer and hors d oeuvres will be served. Reservations recommended but not required. Guests who would like to give to Gulf Aid, but enjoy other Terra dishes, may add a donation onto their Terra bill June 15-17. http://www.terrasc.com/ http://www.terrasc.com/

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Balloons, Blues & Bar-b-que! June 2-3 in Blythewood Date: July 2, 2010 Time: 5:00PM - 10:00PM Category: Festival Blythewood's Balloons, Blues Bar-b-que! A two day event! The Midlands first Hot Air Balloon festival right here in Blythewood!! Bring all your family and friends out to the Blythewood Community Center July 2 at 5pm- we will have tethered balloon rides, live music and Smoke Bar-b-que. Saturday at 6:30am, the balloons will begin their race! And we will end this HOT event Saturday night at 7pm with 'glowing' balloons! Call Blythewood Town Hall with any questions-803-754-0501 or email keaslers@townofblythewoodsc.gov. Can't wait to see you there! Click here for more information!: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=129582497069048&ref=mf

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Date: July 2, 2010 Time: 9:30AM - 7:00PM Category: Sports Let's Go Sailing July 4th Weekend This July 4 weekend enjoy a 2 hour sample of sailing with Lanier Sailing Academy-Lake Murray for just $25 per person! A certified sailing instructor will let you try your hand at sailing, with close supervision of course, or you can just sit back and let him guide the boat as your “personal” Captain. The boat will leave the Southshore Marina dock at 9:30, 12:00, 2:30, and 5:00 on the Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday of the July 4 Weekend; July 2, 3, 4, and 5. If you have any questions or would like to reserve your spot, please call Paula at 803 317 9070. Click for more information: http://laniersail.com/toursmur.html

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Family Day: Puzzles and Clues at Robert Mills Date: July 24, 2010 Time: 12:00PM - 2:00PM Category: Family Use exploration to solve puzzles at the Robert Mills House. This program will provide information about the grounds, artifacts, life of Robert Mills and the architecture of the house as participants solve each puzzle. Participate in indoor and outdoor activities including 19th- century plant discovery and identifying 19th-century objects and their uses. Admission is $6 for the first child, $3 for each additional child from the family, and free for members. For more information call 803.252.1770 or visit www.historiccolumbia.org. http://www.historiccolumbia.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Dollar Sundays Date: June 20, 2010 Time: 1:00PM - 5:00PM Category: Family Take a guided tour of one of our historic house musems for just $1. Visit the Robert Mills House, Hampton-Preston Mansion or the Mann-Simons Cottage. General admission prices apply for any house tours after the first. Purchase tickets at the Museum Shop at Robert Mills, 1616 Blanding Street. Call 803.252.1770, ext. 25 for more information, or visit www.historiccolumbia.org. communications@historiccolumbia.org http://www.historiccolumbia.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Tiny Tot Tuesday: Wild for Wildflowers Date: July 20, 2010 Time: 11:00AM Category: Children Toddlers are invited to discover the beauty of wildflowers through crafts, musical games, activities and story time. Admission is $6, $4 for child of member, and $1 for each additional child from the family. Call 803.252.1770, ext. 24 or email reservations@historiccolumbia.org. http://www.historiccolumbia.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Summer Camp: Digging Up the Past Date: July 12, 2010 Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM Category: Children Children ages 8-12 are invited to learn about archaeology and how to trace family histories during our day camp. Featured activities include pottery refitting, sandbox dig, introduction to genealogy, a history hunt, and grid exercise. Also view exhibits, use archaeologists' tools, and take site visits to our historic house museums. $100 non-members/$80 members. Registration deadline is June 9. To register, call 803.252.1770, ext. 36 or email jquint@historiccolumbia.org. communications@historiccolumbia.org http://www.historiccolumbia.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Summer Concert Series Date: July 2, 2010 Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM Category: Performing Arts - Concerts | Theatre | Ballet | Shows Come and enjoy the summer concert series! Please visit our webpage for information on what bands are playing! There will be a band every Friday night form 7-9. Bring the whole family and a lawn chair. http://www.villageatsandhillonline.com/

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: South Carolina Photo Contest Date: June 26, 2010 Time: 7:00AM - 7:00PM Category: Family 2010 Photography Contest Enter Vivid Memories Photography Contest for your chance to WIN! VividMe Photo Contest consists of two categories: *American Patriotism - Show America your Patriotism *Summer 2010 - Depict what a South Carolina Summer looks like to you For details of the contest go to VividMe Contest Will you be our creative winner? We'll see sign up now at VividMe! Vivid Memories Photography: http://www.vividme.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: South Carolina Photo Contest Date: June 26, 2010 Time: 7:00AM - 7:00PM Category: Family 2010 Photography Contest Enter Vivid Memories Photography Contest for your chance to WIN! VividMe Photo Contest consists of two categories: *American Patriotism - Show America your Patriotism *Summer 2010 - Depict what a South Carolina Summer looks like to you For details of the contest go to VividMe Contest Will you be our creative winner? We'll see sign up now at VividMe! Vivid Memories Photography: http://www.vividme.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Cromer's 75th Anniversary Finale Date: July 31, 2010 Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM Category: Family Cromer s, the South Carolina institution for flavored popcorn and the state snack, peanuts, is getting back to their roots with a day of old-fashioned fun on Saturday, July 31, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at their 1700 Huger Street location. The celebration is a culmination of their 75th anniversary festivities. There will be food (popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones for $1), music, kids events and even a bake-off with a $75 gift certificate to Cromer's as the winning prize. The Farmer's Shed from Lexington and Jarrett's Jungle will be in attendance as well.

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: 1st Annual Lake Murray Clean up Date: July 17, 2010 Time: 2:00PM - 7:00PM Category: Family 1st Annual Lake Murray Island Clean up Coordinated by After spending years of enjoying the lake, we ve decided it s time to give back. The islands, shoreline and waters of Lake Murray are becoming more and more polluted with aluminum cans, plastic bottles, bags and other misc. debris. We ve seen enough and want to put an end to this before it gets too bad. We are recruiting volunteers to help and have fun. will be hosting a party after the clean up @ the Lake Murray Marina. SeaTow has generously offered to provide a barge that will be pushed for island to island to help us make this happen. Thank you SeaTow! You guys are great! When: July 17th, 2010 @ 2 p.m. 7 p.m. Where: Lake Murray Marina, 1600 Marina Rd, Irmo, SC 29063 Please contact us to find out more: Matthew Borjes @ 803-233-8006 or mborjes@spacesolved.com Sponsorship opportunities available. Check us out on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=130359980325970&ref=mf

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Date: July 3, 2010 Time: 8PM - 9:30PM Category: Family The Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra presents a concert of patriotic music, 8:00 p.m., Saturday July 3, 2010. The concert will be at Pavilion #14, Dreher Island State Park. The annual Lake Murray Country fireworks display, 9:15 p.m. $2.00 park en trance fee per car. Brings chairs, blankets. Map: www.sciway3.net/outdoors/park/dreher.html http://www.lmso.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: “Museums on Us” Free Weekend Date: July 3, 2010 Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM Category: Family Museums on Us is a Bank of America program that offers its card holders free admission to more than 70 museums nationwide. EdVenture is the only museum in South Carolina chosen to participate in this program. For more information, visit www.museums.bankofamerica.com. http://www.museums.bankofamerica.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Family Night Date: July 13, 2010 Time: 5:00PM - 8:00PM Category: Family Visit EdVenture for an evening of fun at a price you can afford! $1.00 per person admission from 5 8pm. http://www.edventure.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Tales for Tots - &quot;Little Critter&quot; Date: July 11, 2010 Time: 2:00PM - 3:00PM Category: Children Experience Tales for Tots at EdVenture - a fun and educational series that features a read-to-me time followed by a character appearance that is sure to make stories come alive! Join us for Little Critter from 2 3pm. FREE with museum admission. http://www.edventure.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: City Center Partnership's Fall 2010 Main Street Marketplace Date: September 3, 2010 Time: 10:00AM - 2:00PM Category: Festival The Main Street Marketplace is an open-air market featuring fresh produce, baked goods, specialty gifts, art, photography, books, handmade unique crafts, and much more every Friday beginning September 3 through October 29 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The market will be held on Boyd Plaza in front of the Columbia Museum of Art at the corner of Main and Hampton Streets in downtown Columbia. Admission is free. Complimentary shuttle service courtesy of City Center Partnership is available in the 36 block area downtown bounded by Gervais to Elmwood and Assembly to Marion Streets to pick up and drop off attendees. CCP produces the Main Street Marketplace to bring more people to the area to experience everything downtown Columbia has to offer. For more information or for interested vendors, please contact Alicia Morgan at 803.779.4005 ext. 2042 or Alicia@cartertodd.com. http://www.citycentercolumbia.sc

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: 4th Annual ROCK THE DOCK Date: July 17, 2010 Time: 11:00AM - 6:00PM Category: Festival 4th Annual ROCK THE DOCK is the biggest and best party on Lake Murray. Ticket includes: 200ft Slip N' Slide All the beer you can drink. Hot Dogs and snacks 2 DJ's spinning 21+ only tickets are $20 online and $30 day of @ the door. Purchase tickets at http://rockthedocksc.com drplyler@gmail.com Purchase tickets here!!: http://rockthedocksc.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: 20th Anniversary ADA Celebration Date: July 26, 2010 Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM Category: Educational The 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act celebrates and recognizes the progress that has been made by reaffirming the principals of equality and inclusion; and, recommitting our efforts to reach full ADA compliance. On, July 26, 2010, we will rally on the Statehouse steps to honor this achievement and bring awareness to this cause.

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Dog Days of Summer Happy Hours Date: July 27, 2010 Time: 5:00PM - 7:00PM Category: Performing Arts - Nightclubs | Bars | Nightlife Cool off with Project Pet and Liberty Tap Room for our Dog Days of Summer Happy Hour Series! Our first Happy Hour will be from 5 to 7pm on July 27 at Liberty Tap Room in the Vista. Enjoy 1/2 price wines, happy hour specials and the chance to win a dinner for two at Liberty! The summers are especially crowded during the summer months due to puppy and kitten season, people going on vacations and animals getting loose from being outside more. Join us for Happy Hour at Liberty and help Project Pet to save more lives this year! http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=134195119946549&ref=mf

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Town of Lexington OktoberFest Date: September 17, 2010 Time: 5:00PM - 10:30PM Category: Festival Join us as we celebrate Lexington's German history. OktoberFest celebrations are held all over the country and emphasize German hertiage.The Lexington community has a strong German influence and OktoberFest will be celebrating our history with German food and family fun. TIMES TO KNOW: STREET DANCE - Friday Sept. 17th 5:00pm - 10:30 pm 5:00pm -10:30pm - Carnival 7:00pm - 8:30pm Going Camando 9:00pm - 10:3pm Fantastic Shakers GERMAN DAY - Saturday September 18th 10:00 am - 10:00 pm 8:00 - 9:30am Voltz Walk 10:00am - OktoberFest Parade 10:00 - 2:00pm Fire Service Youth Day 9:00am - 6:00 pm - Craft Show 10:00am - 10:00pm Carnival 3:00 - 10:00pm OOM-PAH Tent German Food, Beer Music Town of Lexington OktoberFest: http://www.lexingtonoktoberfest.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: “Museums on Us” Free Weekend Date: August 7, 2010 Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM Category: Family Museums on Us is a Bank of America program that offers its card holders free admission to more than 70 museums nationwide. EdVenture is the only museum in South Carolina chosen to participate in this program. http://www.museums.bankofamerica.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Family Night at EdVenture Date: August 10, 2010 Time: 5:00PM - 8:00PM Category: Family Visit EdVenture for an evening of fun at a price you can afford! $1.00 per person admission from 5 8pm. http://www.edventure.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Carolina Panthers Junior Training Camp Date: August 5, 2010 Time: 8:30AM - 10:30AM Category: Camps Experience the excitement of the Carolina Panthers! EdVenture is offering children the opportunity to experience an NFL Training Camp in an effort to increase their interest in team sports and inspire them to become physically fit. Registration for this camp is FREE but space is limited to the first 200 registrants ages 7-14. http://www.edventure.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Larry's Last Laugh Date: August 6, 2010 Time: 7:00PM - 12:00AM Category: Arts Larry's Last LAUGH So for kick's Larry Hembree is going to try something like last year's "Larry's Family Reunion," which was a real hoot. This year he has picked some of his favorite performers and friends to pretend he is deceased and share some laughs with you in this mock funeral that will leave you in stitches and also introduce you to some talented local folks. He'll be there incognito so you better behave (or actually don't behave). A celebration of his life will be held twice, August 6th and 7th at 7 p.m. in the Artspace at the Columbia Music Festival Association located at 914 Pulaski Street in the Vista in downtown Columbia. Funeral organizers ask that mourners get to the service early enough to drink at the cash bar, preferably beginning at 6 p.m. In his will, Larry mandated that everyone contribute money to attend the service and that this collection go to the Nickelodeon Theatre's Capital Campaign. He requests that his devoted Nick members contribute $25 and others $30. There will also be an auction of silence at the service. Please bring an appropriate funeral dish to the service to share with other mourners. Photo opportunities with the corpse will be available for $5.00. Dress appropriately. Tickets can be purchased at the Nick's box office at 937 Main Street or online at brownpapertickets.com The funeral planning committee and people who will eulogize him include Patti O'Furniture, Gerald Floyd, the band Total Denial(Elizabeth Cameron, Jody Creel, Patti Ficken and Mike Cameron), Whitney Vance, Joe Hudson, Eve Ross, Lindsay Wolfe, Jim Mooney, Kim Harne, Dr. Kevin Lewis, Sarah Cameron, Gaile T. Brown, Kristin Cobb, Morihiko Nakahara, Matthew Butler, We're Not Your Mother's Tabernacle Choir (Andrea Derrick, Cleome Hubbell, Kate Noel, Erica Patterson and Karlyn Hubbell), Denise Pearman, Andrew Cline, Danny Jenkins, the No Expectations String Band (Jane Britton, Mike Reisman and Karen Sanders), Ashley Hayes and other strange people. To get your reservations to the funeral, please go to www.nickelodeon.org and click on "Larry's Last Laugh." It would be awful to get excluded from a funeral. Oh, and this funeral is closed to anyone under 18. http://www.nickelodeon.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Countdown to Kindergarten Date: August 13, 2010 Time: 5:00PM - 8:00PM Category: Children Is your child going to Kindergarten this fall? Be a part of a statewide celebration for both children and parents who are reaching this exciting milestone in 2010. Come to EdVenture for a FREE evening of fun. No registration required. http://www.edventure.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Tales for Tots Date: August 8, 2010 Time: 2:00PM - 3:00PM Category: Children Experience Tales for Tots at EdVenture - a fun and educational series that features a read-to-me time followed by a character appearance that is sure to make stories come alive! Join us to see Thing One and Thing Two and hear Cat in the Hat from 2 3pm. FREE with museum admission. http://www.edventure.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Toddler Tuesdays Date: August 3, 2010 Time: 10:00AM - 11:00AM Category: Children A drop-in program designed for our littlest visitors. Children will participate in fun hands-on activities and listen to engaging stories every Tuesday at 10am. For families with children ages 4 and younger. No RSVP necessary. http://www.edventure.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction Date: November 7, 2010 Time: 6:00PM - 10:00PM Category: Arts Signature Chefs Auction is the March of Dimes premier gala event and helps support vital research into the causes and ways to prevent premature birth. Money raised also supports community programs to help moms have healthier babies. Click here for more information: http://www.marchofdimes.com/southcarolina/38870_65848.asp

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Rawls Creek Festival Date: August 2, 2010 Time: 4:00PM - 8:30PM Category: Festival Festival to support Special Olympics fun for all ages - inflatables, rock climbing wall, kids tennis clinics, Drug Dog Demo, kids finger printing, dunk tank, silent auction, hot dogs burgers Free Parking - Free Admit - Free Shuttle

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: &quot;Mark Taylor&quot; Live at the 'duck tonight Date: July 24, 2010 Time: 8:00PM - 12:00AM Category: Performing Arts - Nightclubs | Bars | Nightlife Local favorite "Mark Taylor" performs at the puddlin' duck tonight. Check out our website for Directions, Menu and Upcoming Event: http://www.thepuddlinduck.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Wednesday Night Dart Tournament Date: July 28, 2010 Time: 7:30PM Category: Arts Weekly free Dart Tournament Check out our website at:: http://www.thepuddlinduck.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Wayback Wednesdays, Live Music with &quot;Red Fraley&quot; Date: July 28, 2010 Time: 7:30PM - 11:00PM Category: Performing Arts - Nightclubs | Bars | Nightlife Wayback Wednesdays, live music with "Red Fraley" (no cover charge) Check out our website at:: http://www.thepuddlinduck.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Live Music with &quot;David Adedokun&quot; Date: July 30, 2010 Time: 9:00PM - 1:00AM Category: Performing Arts - Nightclubs | Bars | Nightlife Live Music with "David Adedokun" (no cover charge) Check out our website at:: http://www.thepuddlinduck.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Live Music with &quot;Carroll Brown&quot; Date: July 31, 2010 Time: 7:30PM - 11:30PM Category: Performing Arts - Nightclubs | Bars | Nightlife Live Music with Columbia's favorite Irish/American musician "Carroll Brown" (no cover charge) Check out our website at:: http://www.thepuddlinduck.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Columbia Trivia Challenge Date: July 27, 2010 Time: 8:00PM - 10:30PM Category: Performing Arts - Nightclubs | Bars | Nightlife Join us for the NTN "Buzztime" Columbia Trivia Challenge. Help us Take the #1 spot. Check out our website at:: http://www.thepuddlinduck.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Karaoke at the 'duck Date: August 5, 2010 Time: 8:30PM - 12:30AM Category: Performing Arts - Nightclubs | Bars | Nightlife Karaoke at the 'duck with your host Jennifer from T J's Karaoke Check out our website at:: http://www.thepuddlinduck.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Live Music with &quot;Dos Bandits&quot; Date: August 6, 2010 Time: 8:30PM - 12:30AM Category: Performing Arts - Nightclubs | Bars | Nightlife Live Music with "Dos Bandits" (no cover charge) Check out our website at:: http://www.thepuddlinduck.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Live Music with &quot;Chris Compton&quot; Date: August 13, 2010 Time: 8:30PM - 12:30AM Category: Performing Arts - Nightclubs | Bars | Nightlife Live Music with "Chris Compton" (no cover charge) Check out our website at:: http://www.thepuddlinduck.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Live Music with &quot;Andrew Burleson&quot; Date: August 20, 2010 Time: 8:30PM - 12:00AM Category: Performing Arts - Nightclubs | Bars | Nightlife Live Music with "Andrew Burleson" (no cover charge) Check out our website at:: http://www.thepuddlinduck.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Live Music with &quot;Don Dupree&quot; Date: August 27, 2010 Time: 8:00PM - 12:00AM Category: Performing Arts - Nightclubs | Bars | Nightlife Live Music with "Don Dupree" (no cover charge) Check out our website at:: http://www.thepuddlinduck.com

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: The Little Gym of Columbia Open House Date: August 28, 2010 Time: 3:00PM - 6:00PM Category: Children Join us for an Open House on Saturday, August 28th from 3:00-6:00 pm. This is a great way to learn more about our program and our instructors. All of our instructors will be on site working with the kids to show you some of the activities we do in our classes each week. You will have the chance to win some great prizes including discounts on classes. Click here for more information: http://www.thelittlegym.com/columbiasc

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: The Little Gym of Lexington Open House Date: August 29, 2010 Time: 3:00PM - 6:00PM Category: Children Join us for an Open House on Sunday, August 29th from 3:00-6:00 pm. This is a great way to learn more about our program and our instructors. All of our instructors will be on site working with the kids to show you some of the activities we do in our classes each week. You will have the chance to win some great prizes including discounts on classes. Click here for more information: http://www.thelittlegym.com/lexingtonsc

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Rawls Creek Festival to Support SC Special Olympics Date: August 2, 2010 Time: 4:00PM - 8:30PM Category: Festival Fun for all ages - dunk tank, rock climbing wall, live music, kids tennis clinics, kids finger printing, silent auction, inflatables, foo. Free Admit Free Parking Free Shuttle 100% of all raised goes to SC Special Olympics

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Labor Day Family Fun Day Date: September 6, 2010 Time: 12:00PM - 4:00PM Category: Children Labor Day Family Fun Day- Featuring Pantasia Steel Drum Band, Face Painting by Sarah Dippity, Bounce House, Swimming in our indoor pool, Barnyard Petting Zoo, and Food. Hope to see you and your family there. http://www.jcccolumbia.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: 43rd Annual Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show Date: November 26, 2010 Time: 10:00AM - 6:00PM Category: Family The Columbia Gem and Mineral Society will hold its 43rd Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry Show 2010 Friday November 26, 10:00 - 6:00 Saturday November 27, 10:00 - 6:00 Sunday November 28, 12:00 - 5:00 South Carolina State Fairgrounds Ellison Building 1200 Rosewood Dr. Columbia, South Carolina 29201 24 Retail Vendors Jewelry, beads, loose stones, fossils, minerals, gold, silver, and tools for sale Geodes sold and cut Club member s rock collections on exhibit and lapidary demonstrations. Lots of fun for the whole family. Admission is $4.00 for adults, children twelve and under are free. Sunday all military and their dependants free. Contact: Sue Shrader 803-736-9317 ashrader@mindspring.com http://www.cgams.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Tiny Tot Tuesday: Building Blocks of Robert Mills Date: August 17, 2010 Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM Category: Children Toddlers wil enjoy hands-on crafts, participate in a scavenger hunt, and tour the outside of the Mills House to discover various shapes. The program will also feature the story Our Old House by Susan Vizurraga. http://www.historiccolumbia.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Tiny Tot Tuesday: Toddler Tea Time Date: September 21, 2010 Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM Category: Children The program features the story Miss Spier's Tea Party by David Kirk as well as a variety of other activities such as making party hats, decorating Victorian placemats and fans, and playing a memory game. Toddlers will also have the chance to visit Hampton-Preston to see where the women who lived at the site held tea parties. http://www.historiccolumbia.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Tiny Tot Tuesday: Silly Scarecrows Date: October 19, 2010 Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM Category: Children Toddlers can view the "Scarecrows in the Garden" exhibit, make a mini Jack-O-Lantern, and participate in a flying broom relay. Participants will also search for Sneaky Steve and enjoy a scavenger hunt. communications@historiccolumbia.org http://www.historiccolumbia.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: &quot;Scarecrows in the Garden&quot; Contest Date: August 2, 2010 Time: 12:00PM - 12:00AM Category: Family Historic Columbia Foundation invites families, community groups, businesses, and individuals to enter its "Scarecrows in the Garden" contest and exhibit. Participants are asked to register to enter their most creative scarecrows by Friday, September 24. Historic Columbia Foundation will showcase all scarecrows from October 1- October 31 at Robert Mills House and Garden, 1616 Blanding Street. http://www.historiccolumbia.org

Title: Lake Murray Symphony Concert Date: October 3, 2010 Time: 5:00PM - 6:00PM Category: Performing Arts - Concerts | Theatre | Ballet | Shows Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra concert. October 3, 2010. 5:00 6:00 PM at Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Rd., Irmo, at Unearth A Celebration of Naturally Inspired Art sponsored by Irmo-Chapin Recreation Commission. Free concert. Park admission charge. www.lmso.org or 781-8846. Submitted by: Ken Sylvia Howell ksh27@windstream.net http://www.lmso.org

Title: Mixology Night Part Deux Date: August 27, 2010 Category: Festival Mixology Night Part Deux Our first mixology night was such a big hit were bringing it back! Join us Friday August 27, as our mixologist throws down behing the bar and will even let you try yout hand at making your favorite signature drink! MoMos Bistro: http://momosondevine.com/

Title: Dinner with Bob Fulton Date: August 30, 2010 Category: Festival Dinner with Bob Fulton Join us for dinner and cocktails, Monday, August 30, while the voice of the Gamecocks, Bob Fulton, shares some of his memorable stories of Gamecock football. The USC icon announced thousands of Carolina football, basketball, and baseball games during an unprecedented 43-year career from 1952 to 1995 and promises to answer all your USC athletic questions. Find out what he really thinks about the coaches, players and the athletic programs over the years. His candid and honest answers will leave you wanting to know more. Mr. Fulton will be available to sign his memoir, My Career My Life, from 6pm-8pm that will be sold at a reduced cost of $15. MoMos Bistro: http://momosondevine.com/

Title: unearth, a celebration of naturally inspired art Date: October 3, 2010 Time: 1:00PM - 5:00PM Category: Arts unearth, a celebration of naturally inspired art will be held at Saluda Shoals Park from September 30 to October 3, 2010. Discover Saluda Shoals Park as interpreted by some of the area s most talented artists. Wooded trails will become galleries and the riverfront will be transformed into a stage during this unique and creative extravaganza. Highlights include: September 30 October 2 - Two Gentlemen of Verona, performed by SC Shakespeare Company Art installation of fish sculptures by internationally know artist Mike Williams, courtesy of Anthony Hampton. October 3 - A Nature-Inspired Celebration of Art The afternoon features painters, sculptors, poets, dancers, and musicians creating and performing along the Park s trails. unearth concludes with a concert by the Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra. Click here for more information about unearth: http://www.unearthsaluda.org

Title: Whine and Dine with Your Canine Date: September 9, 2010 Time: 5:00PM - 8:00PM Category: Arts Join Pawmetto Lifeline (formerly Project Pet), The Melting Pot, and Pupcakes for wine and fondue while your pup samples gourmet yappetizers. There'll be fabulous door prizes, dog massages by Pawsitively Heaven Pet Massage, people massages by Tranquil Moments Day Spa, free nail trims for your pup by Prissy Paws Pet Grooming and more! You can reserve tickets today at (803)407-0991 extension 1004. Space is limited for this one fans, so be sure to call and get your tickets as soon as possible! Tickets are $20 per person (including canines...). 100% of the proceeds benefit Pawmetto Lifeline! http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=119488201436538&ref=ts

Title: Craftsmens Spring Classic Arts & Crafts Festival Date: March 4, 2011 Time: 10:00AM - 8PM Category: Festival Features original designs work from hundreds of talented artists craftsmen from across the nation. Visit with the actual artisans as you discover what goes into the making of these one-of-a-kind treasures. There is something for every style, taste budget with items from traditional to contemporary, functional to whimsical and decorative to fun. Find something for everyone on your shopping gift giving lists. Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5 Advance Discount Group (15+) Tickets Available through the promoter. Discount coupons on the web site and in the newspaper ads prior to and during the show. Click here for more information: http://www.gilmoreshows.com/craftsmens_classics_columbia_spring.shtml

Title: 35th Anniversary Craftsmen's Christmas Classic Arts & Crafts Festival Date: November 12, 2010 Time: 10:00AM - 9:00PM Category: Festival Features original designs work from hundreds of talented artists craftsmen from across the nation. Visit with the actual artisans as you discover what goes into the making of these one-of-a-kind treasures. There is something for every style, taste budget with items from the most traditional to the most contemporary, functional to whimsical and decorative to fun. Don't forget to visit Christmas Tree Village and view the many trees decorated by some of the craftsmen with their original holiday decoration. Fri. 10-9, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5 Advance Discount Group (15+) Tickets available through the promoter. Discount coupons available on the web site or in the local newspapers prior to and during the show. For more information call 336-282-5550, email Contact@GilmoreShows.com or visit www.CraftShow.com Click her for more information: http://www.gilmoreshows.com/craftsmens_classics_columbia_christmas.shtml

Title: Dickens Christmas Show and Festival Date: November 11, 2010 Time: 9:00AM - 6:00PM Category: Arts The Dickens Christmas Show and Festivals is an authentic re-creation of 19th century London with all the color, warmth and merriment of Christmas during the time of Charles Dickens. Attendees are magically transported back in time to an enchanting Victorian Holiday Marketplace complete with more than 350 period clad vendors, hawking everything from fine arts and crafts, gifts, Christmas D cor, toys and much, much more. For more information, visit: www.dickenschristmasshow.com or call 800-261-5991. Click for more information on the Dickens Christmas Show & Festival: http://www.dickenschristmasshow.com/

Title: Dickens Christmas Show and Festival Date: November 14, 2010 Time: 12:00PM - 6:00PM Category: Arts The Dickens Christmas Show and Festivals is an authentic re-creation of 19th century London with all the color, warmth and merriment of Christmas during the time of Charles Dickens. Attendees are magically transported back in time to an enchanting Victorian Holiday Marketplace complete with more than 350 period clad vendors, hawking everything from fine arts and crafts, gifts, Christmas D cor, toys and much, much more. For more information, visit: www.dickenschristmasshow.com or call 800-261-5991. Click for more information on the Dickens Christmas Show & Festival: http://www.dickenschristmasshow.com/

Title: Rooftop Rhythms Celebrates Forest Acres' 75th Birthday Date: September 23, 2010 Time: 5:00PM - 9:00PM Category: Family Forest Acres Rocks with Rooftop Rhythms WHAT: Cooler weather, scrumptious foods and live music on the rooftop of Richland Mall means the return of Rooftop Rhythms, the signature musical event of the Forest Acres Restaurant and Merchants Association (FARMA) and the City of Forest Acres. The family-friendly event will feature two bands, Men of Distinction and Voltage Brothers as well as fare from local restaurants in conjunction with A Taste of Forest Acres. Admission is free, and food and beverages will be available for $1 to $3. In addition, this fall s Rooftop is an extra special celebration of the 75th anniversary of the City of Forest Acres. To celebrate, the first 400 Rooftop Rhythms attendees will receive a free cupcake, and there will be $75 gift certificate giveaways from Forest Acres restaurants and retailers. Children will receive free balloons, and several Forest Acres city officials will be in attendance. The Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties have donated funds for the celebration. WHEN: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, September 23rd WHERE: The rooftop of Richland Mall, at the corner Beltline Boulevard and Forest Drive ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE: 5:00 7:00 Men of Distinction 7:00 9:00 Voltage Brothers MORE: Families can bring lawn chairs and blankets to settle in and enjoy the tunes. There will be plenty of family-friendly entertainment. No coolers or pets allowed. Rooftop Rhythms is hosted by FARMA, funded by the City of Forest Acres and sponsored in part by The Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington. FARMA will donate a portion of its proceeds to charity. Click for more info: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Rooftop-Rhythms-Hosted-By-FARMA/147270869781?ref=ts

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Sandlapper Singers perform &quot;Night and Day&quot; Date: October 8, 2010 Time: 7:30PM - 10:00PM Category: Performing Arts - Concerts | Theatre | Ballet | Shows The first in a three part series, Music for all Times, Columbia's own Sandlapper Singers presents "Night and Day". The trumpet wakes us up as we sing melodies to start our day, and we carry you through the good times and bad, soothe your nights, and fill your dreams. Accompanied by flute, drums, trumpet and piano. Our high school scholarship winner performs on this program. Click for more information.: http://www.sandlappersingers.org

Title: Sandlapper SIngers presents: American Carols Date: December 17, 2010 Time: 7:30PM - 10:00PM Category: Performing Arts - Concerts | Theatre | Ballet | Shows The second in a three part series called Music for all Times, Columbia's own Sandlapper Singers presents American Carols. Beautiful carols from our finest American composers from every time zone accompanied by Neil Casey String Quartet and children from Condor Elementary, Gilbert Middle, and Hammond academy participating. Click for more information.: http://www.sandlappersingers.org

Title: Sandlapper Singers presents &quot;Melodies From the Hard Times&quot; Date: April 1, 2011 Time: 7:30PM - 10:00PM Category: Arts The third in a three part series called Music for all Times, Columbia's own Sandlapper Singers presents Melodies From the Hard Times. Music from 150 years ago when our nation was at war with itself and in recognition of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War with stunning Marina Alexandra, classical guitar. Click for more information.: http://www.sandlappersingers.org


Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Grandparents Day Date: September 12, 2010 Time: 12:00PM - 5:00PM Category: Family Come celebrate being a grandparent at EdVenture Children s Museum! All grandparents will be admitted to the museum FREE this day when accompanied by a grandchild. Everyone will have fun making free photo frames for their families in the museum s Aha Factory. http://www.edventure.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: “Museums on Us” Free Weekend Date: September 4, 2010 Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM Category: Family Museums on Us is a Bank of America program that offers its card holders free admission to more than 70 museums nationwide. EdVenture is the only museum in South Carolina chosen to participate in this program. http://www.museums.bankofamerica.com


Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Family Night Date: September 14, 2010 Time: 5:00PM - 8:00PM Category: Family Visit EdVenture for an evening of fun at a price you can afford! $1.00 per person admission from 5 8pm. http://www.edventure.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Tales for Tots Date: September 21, 2010 Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM Category: Children Experience Tales for Tots at EdVenture - a fun and educational series that features a read-to-me time followed by a character appearance that is sure to make stories come alive! Join us for Beauty and the Beast at 11 am. Especially for young children ages 12-24 months. FREE with museum admission. http://www.edventure.org

Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: Big Wheels! Date: September 25, 2010 Time: 10:00AM - 4:00PM Category: Children How DOES an earth mover push all that sand? How DO garbage trucks work? If you are a parent with a child that loves big trucks, you need to come to EdVenture s Big Wheels! Now is your chance to let your little ones get up-close-and-personal with a large variety of trucks, emergency vehicles and other machines that make a BIG impact on our lives. Learn about the science of how these huge machines move, push, pull and haul. Free with museum admission. Free to EdVenture members. One day only! http://www.edventure.org


Calendar Notification (Columbia SC Events Calendar!) ** This was added to the calendar: ** Title: EdVenture is Closed for Cleaning & Repairs Date: September 27, 2010 Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM Category: Educational EdVenture is closed this week in order to give us time to spruce up repainting, waxing and cleaning as necessary. The museum will reopen at 9am on Saturday, Oct. 2. http://www.edventure.org


Title: Community Literacy Summit Date: October 16, 2010 Time: 10AM - 3PM Category: Arts Community leaders are hosting a Literacy Summit to bring citizens together to discuss literacy issues in South Carolina. The Summit will identify problems facing the community, available resources, and possible gaps and overlaps in literacy services. The agenda will include a State of Reading in South Carolina address and guest speakers who represent different aspects of reading advocacy, promotion and training. Free public event! http://www.yourfoundation.org

Title: Lake Carolina Fall Yard Sale Date: September 11, 2010 Time: 7:00AM - 12:00PM Category: Family Lake Carolina will be holding it's Bi-Annual Yard Sale on Saturday, September 11th. Pickup a map of the Yard Sale participants on Thursday, September 9 or Friday, September 10 at the Lake Carolina Sales Center. Come shop at the over 30 homes in the community that will be participating! Lake Carolina Fall Yard Sale: http://lakecarolina.com/Calendar.aspx?EventID=167329

Date: September 7, 2010 Time: 7:30PM - 9:30PM Category: Performing Arts - Nightclubs | Bars | Nightlife NTN Buzztime "Columbia Trivia Challenge". Food and Drinks Specials including 70 cent wings. For more information check out our website:: http://www.thepuddlinduck.com

Date: September 10, 2010 Time: 8PM - 12AM Category: Performing Arts - Nightclubs | Bars | Nightlife "Chris Compton" performing live at the 'duck Check out our website for more information:: http://www.thepuddlinduck.com

Date: September 17, 2010 Category: Arts 1/2 Way to St. Patricks Day Celebration at the Puddlin' Duck. Live Music with "Don Russo" Check out our website for more information:: http://thepuddlinduck.com

Date: September 24, 2010 Time: 8PM - 12PM Category: Performing Arts - Nightclubs | Bars | Nightlife "Don Dupree" performing live at the 'duck Check out our website for more information:: http://thepuddlinduck.com

Title: Home Improvement Show Date: September 24, 2010 Time: 10:00AM - 8:00PM Category: Family Today is the first day of the 16th Annual Home Improvement Show! Come see exhibitors including local remodelers, home builders and many different home improvement companies. Attend a variety of seminars throughout the day, register to win a door prize (drawing every 20 minutes), browse the ReStore and check out the Environ-mini built by Mungo Homes. We hope to see you at the Convention Center! http://www.columbiaremodelers.com/homeimprovementshow

Title: Home Improvement Show Date: September 25, 2010 Time: 9:00AM - 8:00PM Category: Arts Join us for the 16th Annual Home Improvement Show! Come see exhibitors including local remodelers, home builders and many different home improvement companies. Attend a variety of seminars throughout the day, register to win a door prize (drawing every 20 minutes), and browse the ReStore for some great bargains. We know there's a lot going on today, but we hope to see you at the Convention Center for a great show! http://www.columbiaremodelers.com/homeimprovementshow

Title: Home Improvement Show Date: September 26, 2010 Time: 11:00AM - 5:00PM Category: Family Today is the final day of the 16th Annual Home Improvement Show! Come see exhibitors including local remodelers, home builders and many different home improvement companies. Attend a variety of seminars throughout the day, register to win a door prize (drawing every 20 minutes), and browse the ReStore for some great bargains. Wrap up your weekend with a visit to the Convention Center and the Home Improvement Show! http://www.columbiaremodelers.com/homeimprovementshow

Title: Gypsy Date: September 10, 2010 Time: 8:00PM Category: Performing Arts - Concerts | Theatre | Ballet | Shows Gypsy is the musical fable of a stage mother whose quiet, obedient little girl, Louise, grows up to become world-famous burlesque stripper Gypsy Rose Lee. The show chronicles the life of Mama Rose, the ultimate show-biz mama, as she drags her small-fry troupe on a musical tour that takes them through sordid back stages and fleabag hotels of the 1920s. But in the end everything s coming up roses. Tickets $12-18. Box office 803-799-2510. www.towntheatre.com Click for more information: http://www.towntheatre.com

Title: Vista Lights Date: November 18, 2010 Time: 5PM - 10PM Category: Arts The Vista s signature open house kicks off the holiday season with a night of culture, cuisine and artistic performances. When: Thursday, November 18 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Where: The Congaree Vista, with pedestrian-only traffic on Gervais Street stretching from Assembly to Gadsden; and Lincoln and Park Streets between Senate and Lady. The evening s highlight is a tree-lighting ceremony at 7 p.m. at the intersection of Gervais and Lincoln streets, featuring Mayor Steve Benjamin and other local dignitaries. Attendees can get into the spirit of the season with horse-drawn carriage rides. Many businesses offer complimentary refreshments, which guests can enjoy while visiting them. BRING YOUR SOCKS: Fabric artist Susan Lenz will be collecting socks for her artwork called Find a Mate, a community art project to educate the public about art quilts. You ll be able to try your hand at creating, and if you bring a sock---children or adult; serious or comic---you may discover it in the final quilt, which will be unveiled at Artista Vista in April 2011. http://www.vistacolumbia.com

Title: Designers Against Child Slavery Art Gallery Expose Date: September 24, 2010 Time: 7:00PM - 10:00PM Category: Arts Designers Against Child Slavery Art Expose Gallery Event We would like to invite you to an event happening at 701 Whaley in Columbia at 7:00 pm on Friday, September 24th (the night before Viva La Vista). This one-night exhibit entitled Expos will have global impact for Columbia attendees, since sister events are scheduled to take place this year in Johannesburg, South Africa and New York City. Designers Against Child Slavery (DACS) has brought graphic artists together from all over the world for this exhibit. Thirty plus works of graphic art will be shown to bring awareness to the heinous subject of commercial sex trafficking. During the event, the artwork will be sold by silent auction, the proceeds of which will help provide job opportunities to women and children rescued out of the sex trade. Expos is the brainchild of DACS co-founder, Irmo teen John Mark Herskind. He has been interviewed by local news affiliate WLTX http://www.wltx.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=86841 catid=35 and by national graphic arts publications. Promotional Video Link: http://vimeo.com/13351536 Website: www.dacsunited.com Please visit our website to find out how you can help: http://www.dacsunited.com

Title: Sleigh Bell Trot Date: November 23, 2010 Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM Category: Family See the lights at the Sleigh Bell Trot! Join us on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 for this unique, nighttime 5K (3.1 mile) certified run and family fun walk amid the decorative light displays of Holiday Lights on the River. Fees: Early Bird by 11/15 Certified Race: $20 per person; 11/16 11/23: $30 per person Fun Walk: $5 per person, 6 and under free. Please bring completed race form to event if possible. Click here for more information: http://www.icrc.net

Title: Holiday Lights on the River Date: November 24, 2010 Time: 6:00PM - 10:00PM Category: Family This drive-through light extravaganza features over 300 brilliant, animated light displays on a two-mile loop of the Park. Cars: $10; 15-passenger vans: $20; Buses: $35 New! The Saluda Shoals Wetland Wonderland Walking Trail - Stroll through an animated display of nature in lights in this exciting new feature at Holiday Lights on the River. Open nightly. (Nominal fees apply). The Winter Wonder Ride Try your hand at downhill tubing without the snow on this exciting, fun slide! Open Fridays and Saturdays and during the Nights of Wonder! $2 per slide. Nights of Wonder December 17-23 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. Seven fun-filled nights of activities at Holiday Lights including: train rides, horse-drawn carriage rides, hay rides, the Winter Wonder Ride, roasting marshmallows, crafts and a visit and photo with Santa. (nominal fees apply with Holiday Lights admission) Click here for more information: http://www.icrc.net

Title: Dining with Dogs Date: September 23, 2010 Time: 7:00PM Category: Family Dining with Dogs at Solstice Dining outside on the patio at Solstice Kitchen with your favorite pup. You will enjoy the wonderful food from Solstice while your pooch dines on a meal made especially for her/him from Pupcakes Pet Boutique and Bakery. Cost is $12.00 per dog and includes a yappetizer, entree and dessert. Space is limited so make your reservations soon! Call 461-0236 to reserve your spot. http://www.pupcakespetboutique.com

Title: Open House Date: September 30, 2010 Time: 4PM - 8PM Category: Family Pupcakes Pet Boutique--We are finally ready to unveil our new Garden Pawty Room. Lisa Baldwin has been busy turning a drab room into a wonderful garden for your pups to play in. We'll have birthday parties, meetups and much more in the room. Join us on Sept. 30th for our open house from 4-8. we'll have goodies for both you and your pup. ... Other pet professionals will be here to meet with you too. We'll play Spin the Bone and DoggyWood Squares. Prizes, fun and pups--what could be better? http://www.pupcakespetboutique.com http://www.pupcakespetboutique.com: http://www.pupcakespetboutique.com

Date: September 25, 2010 Time: 7:15PM - 12:00AM Category: Performing Arts - Nightclubs | Bars | Nightlife 1/2 way to St. Patricks Day Festival featuring the live Irish music, stories and sing-alongs of "Pete Ledbetter" and the "Rince na h'Eirann" Dancers. Starts at 7:15pm. Reservations are excepted. No Cover Charge check out our website and join us on facebook:: http://www.thepuddlinduck.com

Date: October 1, 2010 Time: 8:00PM - 12:00AM Category: Arts Live Music with "Red Fraley" no cover charge check our website and join us on facebook:: http://www.thepuddlinduck.com

Date: October 15, 2010 Time: 8:00PM - 12:00AM Category: Performing Arts - Nightclubs | Bars | Nightlife Live Music with "Chris Compton". NO COVER CHARGE Check out our website and join our facebook page:: http://www.thepuddlinduck.com

Title: &quot;Our Roots are Here&quot; Fall Festival Date: October 2, 2010 Time: 9:00AM - 2:00PM Category: Festival Young and old alike will enjoy this festival. Deep Roots will entertain the crowd. Fall foliage, bedding plants , pumpkins, home made breads, apple pies, cider, candies and craft items will be available to take home with you. You can also find childrens activities to include Child ID Kits, Child Safety Seat checks, face painting, storytellers and postcards for the local troops. Also on hand will be Shred With Us to provide free drive by shredding of your personal documents. Come bring the family for a fun day in your own home town! Batesburg Business Association: http://www.facebook.com