Thursday, July 30, 2015 - Wednesday, August 5, 2015 Moonlight on the Murray Friday July 31, 2015 Paddle on Lake Murray while the sun sets and the m

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Thursday, July 30, 2015 - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

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Moonlight on the Murray

Friday July 31, 2015

Paddle on Lake Murray while the sun sets and the moon rises! Enjoy the sounds of nature at night and the beautiful lake views by the light of the moon. These leisurely, relaxing paddles are suitable for anyone. Contact Bryan Senn at 803- 213-2054 or bsenn@icrc.ne for information. $30 per person.

Disney's Peter Pan Jr. | Chapin Theatre Company Junior

Friday July 31, 2015 - Sunday August 9, 2015
Fly away this summer to Neverland with Peter and the Darling children in this beloved enchanting story. A modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn't grow up. The score includes new arrangements of classic Disney songs "Following the Leader", "You Can Fly", and "Yo Ho, A Pirate's Life for Me". Visit Chapin Theatre Company's website for tix.

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Riverfront Park Summer Movies

Friday July 31st, 2015 at 7pm
Prehistoric family the Croods live in a particularly dangerous moment in time. When a more evolved caveman named Guy arrives on the scene, Grug, the father caveman, is distrustful, but it soon becomes apparent that Guy is correct about the impending destruction of their world.There will be face painting for a nominal fee, games and more.

5th Annual Blythewood Championship Rodeo | Blythewood Community Park

Friday, July 31 - Auguest 1st, 2015 starts at 8 pm
Eight events including bull riding and barrel racing. Live music stage, Food, vendors, kiddie rides and mechanical bull. More info here.

Doko Farms | Blythewood

They do not use chemical pesticides or synthetic fertilizer, which allows them to provide healthier livestock and crops. On the farm you can have fun watching and looking at the animals, enjoy educational seminars & story telling, guided tours, and can buy fresh products from the farm such as: fresh chicken, chicken & duck eggs, pork and lamb. Find out more of what Doko Farms has to offer today.

Paths of Destruction | SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

Through May 28, 2016

This major exhibit details Sherman’s last effort to quell the Confederacy in his army’s march through South Carolina, the state that fired the first shots of the Civil War. The exhibit focuses on the march’s impact on the people of South Carolina and its significance in the development of the concept of total war and the ethics involved by examining multiple aspects of the campaign. Artifacts include Union and Confederate weapons and accoutrements, ammunition, POW pieces, uniforms, excavated relics from locations along Sherman’s path, and flags. Highlights of the exhibit are a life-size diorama depicting Columbia in flames, audio segments of first-person accounts during the campaign, and a pre-and-post burned Columbia interactive map. Details here.

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This Week at Congaree National Park

Saturday, August 1st, 2015 9:30am - 11am
Nature Discovery Walk: Join one of the park's volunteer naturalists and learn about the amazing plant and animal life of the Congaree River floodplain, and how they adapt to survive in this dynamic environment. This walk starts at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center and follows the boardwalk the entire tour, and is fully accessible to strollers and wheelchairs as well. (803)776-4396 More here.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Lunch and Learn: Bring a bag lunch and join park staff as Kathy McKay, Education Coordinator for Cowpens National Battlefield, Kings Mountain National Military Park, and Ninety-Six National Historic Site comes and talks about our neighboring NPS units and their relevance to Congaree. (803)776-4396

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WEEKEND TRAIL RIDES | Lexington YMCA

The trail ride is a one-hour guided trail at a walking pace
throughout the Y's 160 acre property. No experience is needed; their trained staff will match each horse to individual riders. This is a great activity for groups of children and adults to enjoy. Registration: Reservations can be made Monday –Friday at 803.359.3376 ext. 17.Cost: Members: $15 Non-members: $25. Ages: 8 and up | Weight Limit: 180lbs

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Naturally You: Hair, Health, Fashion and Beauty Expo | The Medallion Center

Saturday August 1st, 2015
An event for women and men, natural and permed. Expect seminars on hair, health, beauty and fashion by local and national experts. The stage will feature hair shows, fitness demonstrations, dance classes and a fashion show by emerging designers.. Learn more here.

Sweet Baby O 5K | Northside Baptist Church

Saturday August 1st, 2015 at 8:15am
Join the Caldwell family of Lexington to celebrate the life of Owen Walker Caldwell. Proceeds benefit Hands of Hope through the South Carolina Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation. Runners, walkers, strollers and wagons welcome. Bring the kids and enjoy post-race fun and games in the Family Fun Zone. More info here.

Free Back-to-School Haircuts | Remington College

Saturday, August 1st, 2015
The cost of getting kids ready to go back to school adds up quickly. That's why Remington College is offering free haircuts through its Cuts for Kids promotion. Get directions here.

Tasty Tuesday | EdVenture Children's Museum

Tuesday August 4th, at 4pm
Budding chefs will earn their culinary stripes in this exciting cooking class! Students will engage in food preparation and meal creation activities as they gain knowledge of healthy cooking and nutrition. Bon appétit!

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White Rose Artisans Boutique

New jewelry by Gail Vassialides! These unique pieces of jewelry are one of a kind, fashioned from vintage or antique findings. Gail's handmade jewelry is just one example of the fabulous handcrafts you'll find at White Rose! 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.

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Sign Up Now! Astronaut Academy | The Challenger Learning Center

Monday - Thursday August 10th-13th, 2015 Ages 8-12
As an astronaut preparing for your mission, you will explore robotics and rocketry and aviation as you prepare for your first mission! Campers will fly a full Space Mission, visit the e-Planetarium, and fly planes with our flight simulators. Campers will keep the robot they assemble and the rocket they construct and launch. Learn more here.
* Day 1: Model Rocket - Build & Keep
* Day 2: Robots - Build & Keep
* Day 3: Aviation Day - Simulators
* Day 4 Space Day - Space Missions & Mission Control

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Author Kim Boykin Book Signing & Talk | Irmo Branch Library

Tuesday August 4th, 2015, 7pm – 8pm

Boykin will discuss her newest novel, A Peach of a Pair, answer questions, and sign copies of her book at the reception. More Info Here.

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Rioz Special! Tuesdays in August - $24.95!

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Liberty on the Lake - Great Food with a View!

Wednesdays at GYGO

Happy Hour with Get Your Gear On and River Rat Brewery

Wednesdays!
Looking for a way to unwind after your 9 to 5 this summer? Get a few buddies together and meet up with the GYGO folks down at River Rat Brewery on Shop Rd.. They'll pick you up at 6pm and take you for a relaxing short paddle on the Congaree. Then back you go to River Rat at 7:30pm to refresh with one of their summer releases (read more about the beer here). YOU HAVE TO CALL GET YOUR GEAR ON TO MAKE A RESERVATION. 803-799-0999 Get Your Gear On's Facebook page!

Live Music

MUSIC!

Jillian's On Gervais St. in the Vista
Country Nights at Jillian's
Friday July 31th at 6pm
Kendall Lee Skinner performs!

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Friday July 31- Jim LeBlanc

Music Farm
Sunday August 2nd, 2015 Dillon Cooper
Monday August 3rd, 2015 American Authors & Andy Grammer
Tuesday August 4th, 2015 MadLife, Saint Ridley, and Coal Chamber

Old Mill Brewpub Located in the Old Mill in Lexington
Friday July 31st, Hayden Christian 8pm-11pm
More info here.

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

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.

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Devine St Sidewalk Sale

Shop Locally on Tax Free Weekend!

Devine Street & Five Points merchants join together to showcase great deals from local merchants

Friday August 7 - Sunday August 9, 2015

Devine Street and Five Points merchants are joining together on August 7th – 9th for the second annual joint Sidewalk Sale from 10 am until 6 pm. Enjoy fabulous markdowns up to 90% off at participating merchants! On Saturday, August 8th while you shop you will have the opportunity to park once and ride a free trolley that will ferry guest along Devine Street and throughout Five Points – with 6 convenient stops. The sidewalks will be lined with fantastic bargains and a wonderful accompaniment of live music at select venues. As the majority of businesses in these two shopping districts are locally owned and operated, you can feel great as you BUY LOCAL this TAX FREE WEEKEND! For more information about this event, visit www.devinestreetcolumbiasc.com or www.fivepointscolumbia.com.

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Countdown to Kindergarten

Countdown to Kindergarten

Friday August 7, 2015 5:30-8pm

EdVenture Children’s Museum and The United Way of the Midlands invite all rising kindergarteners and their families to the 12th annual Countdown to Kindergarten Celebration!
The evening will feature FREE admission to the museum, costumed characters, games, face painting, karaoke, information booths and resources for parents on keeping kids safe and healthy. Rising kindergarteners can visit a mock classroom, practice boarding a school bus and carrying a lunch tray. The celebration will provide parents with an opportunity to connect with representatives from school districts, state agencies and community organizations to learn about educational, health and community resources available to them, while health personnel will be on hand to provide free dental and vision screenings to children. More here.

Garage Sale

Giant Garage Sale

Friday, August 14 from 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 15 from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Everything for women, men, girls and boys. Tools, sporting goods, housewares, furniture, toys, clothes, jewelry and more.
Shandon United Methodist Church - In the Dunn-Smith Ministry Center gym,
3407 Devine Street, 803-256-8383.
www.shandon-umc.org. Benefits missions.

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