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Thursday, August 27, 2015 - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

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Sunshine and Savings | The How's and Why's of Solar

Tonight August 27, 2015 6pm - 7:30pm
Learn to enjoy the savings you'll get by going solar and how you'll reduce your carbon footprint. Guest speakers include the SC Dept. of Energy, SolarizeSC, SCE&G, and a personal story from Michael Drennan. 701 Whaley St. More info here.

Argento Chamber Ensemble - Southern Exposure New Music Concert

Friday August 28, 2015 7:30pm
The Argento Chamber Ensemble, called an “essential source of adventurous new music” by the New Yorker’s Alex Ross, has been much lauded for its recent series of performances of chamber orchestra arrangements of Mahler symphonies. Come hear for yourself at this free concert, given at the USC School of Music Recital Hall. More here.

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Freeway Music Festival | The Music Farm & The Tin Roof

Saturday August 29th, 2015
To raise awareness of the arts and arts education and assist students who cannot pay for music lessons, this concert will feature artists from all over and also showcase music students. Find Out More Here.

80th Anniversary Celebration! | Cromer's

Saturday August 29th, 2015 at 10am-1pm
Full of treats and fun for all ages, Cromer's will have food, bounce houses, games, a vintage car show, balloons, music and so much more! To add to the celebration, weekly customers will have the opportunity to be the 80th customer of the day and receive a free bushel of fresh popcorn! See More Here.

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Wine on the River 2015 | Stone River

Saturday August 29th, 2015 from 7pm-10pm
Features wine tastings, cuisine from Midlands restaurants and musical entertainment. Proceeds will benefit the Lexington Medical Center Women and Children’s Fund. Get Your Tickets Here.

Moose Car Show | The Cayce Moose Lodge

Saturday, August 29th, 2015 at 9am–5pm
Car show with music from Green Street. There will be a People's Choice award with a trophy and cash purse. Register your car or find more details here.

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2015 Children’s Film Festival, Seattle | The Nickelodeon

Saturday August 29th, 2015 at 11am
The live-action films show children on the cusps of journeys that will change their lives: a life-long gamer explores the forest for the first time; Venetian tradition blocks a girl’s desire to become a gondolier like her father; a grocery run brings a boy into the city for the first time. Every one of the eleven animated and six live-action films in the program believes in both the virtue of making movies for everyone and the cinematic potential of ageless, universal stories. Buy Tickets Here.

Back-in-the-Swing Fling | Village Church

Sunday August 30th, 2015 at 5pm-7pm
Get your dance shoes on and come join in on the fun! The church will have a huge tent set up on their property filled with delicious food from Scottie's, have music playing, and inflatables for the kids! The public is invited and it is a family-friendly, free event. Get Directions Here.

Lunch and Learn | Congaree National Park

Wednesday September 2, 2015
Bring a bag lunch and join park staff as Brad Suther of Kennesaw State University discusses his ongoing research of old river channels across the region, including Running Slough in Congaree, which date back to the last ice age. More here.

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Friends Surprise Book Sale

Sunday August 30, 2015 2 - 4:30pm

Looking for something fun to do this Sunday afternoon? Get in on a special "surprise" book sale, where you can get some good deals on great books, CDs and DVDs, and at the same time, help support Richland Library. The sale will be held at the library's Operations Center, 130 Lancewood Road, off of Bush River Road, across from Dutch Square Center. This sale is open to the public, so gather your friends and family members, and come on out to the book sale.
More info here.

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Grandstand Acts | 2015 SC State Fair

Tickets on Sale Tomorrow!
Enjoy live music and good times at the South Carolina State Fair in Columbia! This year’s all star lineup features a variety of musical talent from across the radio dial. Make sure to #BeAPartOfIt. Concert tickets go on sale beginning August 28th at 10:00 a.m. and are available at etix.com or by phoning Etix (toll-free) at 1.800.514.3849 during phone center hours. For more information, including a complete listing of musical acts, visit scstatefair.org or call 888-444-3247.

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Trench Maps | SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

Through January 2016
“Trench Maps: Military Cartography on the Western Front, 1914-1918” features 19 original maps from World War I. The exhibit focuses on the development of trench maps throughout the war and why they were so vital to troops fighting on both sides of the conflict. In addition to the unique maps, artifacts also include artillery ammunition, field equipment, a French artillery uniform and photographs. “Trench Maps” will be on display through January 3, 2016. More info here.

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The Ideal Lifestyle at The Village at Southlake

Enjoy the life of maintenance-free living so that you can fully enjoy your apartment, home, or cottage and do the things you enjoy most in life.

You will find many activities and ways to relax including the community theatre, a game and craft room, the exercise and fitness, a heated swimming pool, and the list goes on. Learn More Here.

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New at White Rose | This Funky Peacock Wine Bottle Display

Just like a real peacock, this wine bottle display is sure to be an eye-catching and intriguing addition to your home. Stop in at White Rose Artisans Boutique and check out the Funky Peacock and other charming home decor items! Beautiful original artwork, sculpture, lamps and more! Open Tues - Fri from 10am - 5:30pm; Sat 10am - 4pm. Haven't been to White Rose yet? Click here to see what you're missing! Located in West Columbia at 831 Meeting St. across from West End Gallery. More here.

Live Music

MUSIC!

Jillian's On Gervais St. in the Vista

Tombo Grille
Monday August 31st, 2015 Slap Wore Out

Liberty on the Lake
Live music every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Main Street Steakhouse
Friday August 28th, 2015 Pretty Faces Group

Tin Roof
Thursday August 27th, 2015 Kelly Cheats at 9pm
Friday August 28th, 2015 Wes Cook at 10pm
Saturday August 29th, 2015 Freeway Music Festival at 12:30pm & Brandon Stiles at 10pm
Tuesday September 1st, 2015 Bret Lundy at 8pm

Old Mill Brewpub
Friday August 28th Rocksiders 8pm-11pm
Saturday August 29th, 2015 Hayden Christian 8pm-11pm
Located in the Old Mill in Lexington

Pearlz Upstairz Above Pearlz Oyster Bar on Gervais St. Very cool, intimate club.

Tsubaki. Columbia's Only True Karaoke Bar, next to Inakaya on Oneil Court in NE Columbia. Come make your own music! Specials include $10 buckets of domestic beer, daily specials. Private Karaoke Rooms (for you and your pals to belt those tunes out) available! Open Tuesday - Sunday at 6pm! 224 Oneil Court. (803) 736-7474 for more info.

Coming Soon!

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2015 Chapin Labor Day Festival & Parade

Saturday-Monday September 5th-7th, 2015
The event starts off Saturday with a 5K walk or run to benefit Meals on Wheels at Crooked Creek Park. If you wish to participate, you can register here. Sunday, there will be a street party, starting at 6pm, and concert, starting at 6:30pm, opened by Logan Baldwin and featuring artists Anthony Charles and the Blues Dolphins. On Monday, the spectacular Labor Day Parade begins at 9:30am at the GIS parking lot off Chapin Road. The roads will be closed at 9am, so be sure to arrive early. Click here for a full list of events and activities after the parade,

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The South Carolina Apple Festival | Westminster

Tuesday-Sunday September 8th-13th, 2015
Celebrating the beginning of apple harvest season in Oconee County, this festival draws in thousands of visitors to Westminster.
Here you will find tons of activities made with the entire family in mind such as whitewater rafting, listening to live music, shopping for arts and crafts, browsing through antiques, and more.
After you've worked up an appetite, you will find plenty of options to satisfy your craving from BBQ, to hot dogs, to fried apple pies, and the list goes on!
To top off all of these festivities, there will also be a parade that Friday afternoon at 4:30pm along with other events. Check here for a full event list.

Lakeside Band

Lancaster's Performing Arts Series

Friday September 11, 2015
The new season will provide another year of exciting and enriching performances. First up - Lakeside! This funk band is best known for their #1 R&B hit, Fantastic Voyage in 1980. Tickets and info available on the Lancaster Performing Arts Series website here.

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Aiken's Makin'

September 11th - 12th, 2015
Celebrating its 39th year, the popular outdoor event will take place on September 11th & 12th, 2015. Vendor booths open daily at 9AM and will feature original art and handmade crafts, local and regional entertainment and more food choices than one can sample in a day. Casual and serious shoppers find many unique pieces of art and handmade crafts. Selections range from pottery, glass art, paintings, and wood creations to handmade quilts and clothing, metalwork, jewelry and recycled & yard art. There are also many other unique handcrafted items from around the county. Visit www.aikensmakin.net to see what is in store for the 2015 show.

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Splash & Dash | Saluda Shoals Park

Saturday September 12th, 2015 at 8:30am
This teamwork challenge race is a combination of mountain biking, trail running, and paddling. Teams must complete each section of the course together and cross the finish line as a team! Whether you’re a veteran or a first time adventure racer, everyone competes on the same playing field, enhancing the camaraderie and sportsmanship. Click here to Register.

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Martha's Market | Union United Methodist Church

Saturday September 12th, 2015 at 9am-2pm
Located in their new Family Ministry Center, this craft show will feature a wide variety of vendors ranging from delicious food, adult clothing, children clothing, expertly crafted wood works, home decor, outdoor items, and many other unique crafts. There will also be kid activities. Learn More Here.

For the Snack Pack Program, bring canned or packaged food goods such as ravioli or fruit cups for a donation, and receive a free shopping bag.

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Hurricane Hike | Cornwallis Historic Site

Saturday September 19th, 2015
Located in Camden, SC this hike, open to the public, will take you on a 10k trek while wearing a 45 pound pack, ACU boots, trousers, cover, desert t-shirt, and hydration system. You also have the option to wear the event shirt if you so choose. Everyone's times will be tracked and posted this year. Click Here to Register.

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