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Columbia Brew Bus
701 Gervais Street, Suite 150-165 | (757) 871-8150
Fridays 5:30-10pm; Saturdays 3-7:30pm; Sundays 2-6:30pm

Grab your girls and climb aboard the Brew Bus! You'll enjoy viewing local landmarks, light snacks and bottles of water, trivia and prizes, and great music, with coolers and storage to keep your tour purchases cold. Choose from the Columbia Brew Tour, where you will taste great local brews and get a behind-the-scenes look on a 3-stop brewery tour, or the Wine and Spirits Tour, the best way to visit and sample offerings from the area's great distilleries and wine bars. Private Tours are perfect for birthday parties and bachelorette parties, with discounts for groups of eight people or more. The monthly Sunday Funday series includes events that go beyond a regular brewery tour, such as beer dinners, scavenger hunt bar crawls and traveling cornhole tournaments.


The Woody
808 Lady Street | 803-779-9663
Wed-Thurs: 6pm-12am | Fri-Sat: 6pm-2am


The Final Door Escape Game


  • The Sacrifice
  • About: It’s Ladies Night Out, when you and your girlfriends are captured and imprisoned in a room by an evil cult. Using wit, logic and common sense, can you escape before someone is sacrificed? Columbia's ultimate escape room game, The Final DoorEscape Game, is the most challenging fun you'll ever have in 60 minutes! The Sacrifice Room experience allows you to play along with seven of your closest pals, then hang out afterwards for hilarious post-game pictures, or in the cozy lounge for a post-game beer or glass of wine. You can see more information about The Final Door Escape Game below.
  • Address: 930 Knox Abbott Drive
  • Hours: Tues-Sun: 10am - 8:30pm | Fri-Sat: Later bookings available | Reserve time in advance
  • Phone: (803) 602-2433
  • Opening Date: Open Now!



Final Door

  • About: Why not get captured by a cult, locked in a dark cellar, avoid a flesh-eating zombie or outrun a bunch of pirates? Columbia's ultimate escape room game, The Final Door Escape Game, is the most challenging fun you'll ever have in 60 minutes! You will have to work with your gal pals to solve puzzles, find clues, and ultimately escape one of the rooms. Most rooms are designed for 2-8 people, with one four-person room - perfect for a double date - and group discounts for groups of 20+ people.
  • Address: 930 Knox Abbott Drive, Columbia, SC 29033
    Hours: Tues-Sun: 10am - 8:30pm | Fri-Sat: Later bookings available | Reserve time in advance
  • Phone: (803) 602-2433


fabric bistro

1150 Bower Parkway, Ste. F1A

803-638-4359

Browse Fabric Bistro for an incredible array of fabrics found nowhere else, laces and trims imported from France and other far-flung locales, and staff who will help you make your project happen!
Located in the Shoppes at Bower Parkway in Harbison, between the Wild Wings Cafe and Bulldog British Pub, it's easy to find, easy to park and super-fun to visit! NOW - get 10% off with a coupon you'll find in the current issue of Discover Columbia page 24.

 

Re-Invintage
912 Harden St, Columbia, SC 29205 | (803) 851-3162
Wed. - Sat. 11AM–6PM | Sun. 12PM-5PM

Specializing in custom painted furniture, Re-Invintage takes used wood furniture and upcycles it into amazingly beautiful pieces. The shop is gorgeously decorated, with their furniture, pillows, wall art, and accessories, definitely worth a browse with your friends.
Looking to DIY? Re-Invintage holds fun, informative workshops where you’ll learn about paint techniques, detail tips, and unique finishes. Take the girls out for a fun adventure where you can learn how to decorate your home and pick up amazing, unique skills!

 




An Evening at the Theatre




Columbia is a hub of exquisite, live entertainment. There is always a new play opening or a revival happening or a musical stealing the show that it's hard to choose which theatre to go to! But we've got your back with our comprehensive Ladies Night Out to the Theatre list! Town Theatre is an old beatiful theatre that's perfect for you and your girlfriends. They range from comedies to musicals to heartbreaking dramas and everything in between. Workshop Theatre will be showing Barefoot in the Park (March) and Don't Dress for Dinner (May). Trustus Theatre is one of the best places to see a raunchy, side splitting, or tear jerking performance. They're not afraid to push the limits and their fall lineup shows just that with The Velvet Weapon, Vanya andSonia and Masha and Spike, In the Red Brown Water and more! Outside of Columbia you have the Chapin Theatre, always full of witty and moving performances.




Relax & Get Pampered


Bella Riley's

  • About: Right in the heart of Lexington in the historic Old Mill Building! Bella Riley's is a highly unique full service salon and spa that integrates class and stylish excellence in their eclectic but comfortably familiar atmosphere. Offers a variety of services including Lexington massage therapy, facials, waxing, tanning, hair, and more! (803) 808-0420

Prestige Salon e Spa

  • About: Carmen! Carmen! Prestige Salon e Spa in Columbiana Centre is the place to go for a day of makeovers and relaxation! They offer mani/pedis, haircuts, styles, brow treatments and more. They've even been nominated for Best in Columbia 2014. Bombshell on Harden Street is where you need to go to get a new 'do as it's been voted Best of Columbia since 2008! They can tackle all of your hair care needs. Occo Skin Studio focuses on all of your body's needs. Nails, skin, massage - they do it. Have a relaxing spa day that starts out with massages, then nails, and then maybe have their specialists show you the best makeups and colors and treatments for your skin! They do it all here and they do it well.

Rejuvenations Medical Spa

  • About: offers the latest in cosmetic laser treatments in a relaxed and discreet office setting. (803) 781-1201

Tonic Day Spa Tonic Day Spa & Salon

  • About: is waiting to reveal a brand new you! Relax with a massage and wow the world with a facial, waxing, manicure, pedicure, and a full listing of hair services. Tonic Day Spa specially offers a Brazilian straightening treatment sure to impress! (803) 776-9734

Urban Nirvana

  • About: Urban Nirvana offers a salon and spa to meet all your beauty needs. Besides the basics: the salon offers both men's and women's services, event services (including weddings and formals), and a wildly popular keratin straightening treatment; the spa offers a "Body Buzz" scrub and wrap service using espresso and sugar!

European Skin & Hair Clinic

  • About: European Skin & Hair Clinic is a great place to spruce up your look and chill out with a girlfriend. Pregnancy and hot rock massages, herbal and inch-loss wraps, electrolysis and waxing hair removal, and facials are all available, along with an on-staff hair stylist! (803) 738-0903




Take a Stroll Through the Neighborhood




A huge part of Columbia is its historic past and the places around the city that reflect that. To see the old eclectic charm of the city, all you need to do is round your girls up together and take a self-guided tour (i.e. walk) through each of Columbia's old neighborhoods. There's Elmwood, a beautiful old neighborhood that is right in the heart of Columbia and has a huge park to wander around. Shandon is a wonderful neighborhood to walk though. It's shaded from the sun with huge old trees, houses built in the early 1900's and it's full of charm and old style neighbors. Lake Carolina has been named Columbia's Community of the Year for over ten years and it doesn't look like it's giving up its reign anytime soon. Full of great shops, lakeside recreation and resort amenities, you could have a ball exploring this beautiful close knit community. If you love to shop, the Harbison neighborhood is the one you should be heading to. Full of great shops, Columbia most popular mall, and great boutiques, Harbison is the place to blow the change that's been burning a hole in your pocket.





Your Cup of Tea




Laura's Tea Room is perfect for a fun little outing with your girlfriends! Located in Historic Ridgeway, Laura's Tea Room is a delightful way to spend an afternoon. Pick out a hat of your choice to wear while sipping on china at high tea. Catch up with your girls and pretend to be a woman of high standing in the 1800s!





Spirit Boosters


Columbia Brew Bus
701 Gervais Street, Suite 150-165 | (757) 871-8150
Fridays 5:30-10pm; Saturdays 3-7:30pm; Sundays 2-6:30pm

Sometimes it’s about both the journey AND the destination. That is especially true for Columbia Brew Bus, where you get to experience a fun and fascinating ride on your way to some of Columbia’s best breweries and distilleries! Aboard the Brew Bus you will enjoy viewing local landmarks, light snacks and bottles of water, trivia and prizes, and great music, with coolers and storage to keep your tour purchases cold. Choose from the Columbia Brew Tour, where you will taste great local brews and get a behind-the-scenes look on a 3-stop brewery tour, or the Wine and Spirits Tour, the best way to visit and sample offerings from the area's great distilleries and wine bars. A Private Tour is the perfect option for a special date, office getaways, birthday parties, bachelor(ette) parties and company outings, with discounts for groups of eight people or more. The monthly Sunday Funday series includes events that go beyond a regular brewery tour, such as beer dinners, scavenger hunt bar crawls and traveling cornhole tournaments. There is even a Student Night for those on a college student budget! The Columbia Brew Bus team aims to make Columbia a major beer tourism destination and connect its residents and tourists alike to the budding scene. Don’t miss this brand new entertainment option in Columbia!


The Woody
808 Lady Street | 803-779-9663
Wed-Thurs: 6pm-12am | Fri-Sat: 6pm-2am


The Final Door Escape Game

  • About: Looking for something different to do with friends, dates, family, or co-workers, or would you like a bonding experience with the kids that requires thought and gets them off of their phones? Why not get captured by a cult, locked in a dark cellar, avoid a flesh-eating zombie or outrun a bunch of pirates? Columbia's ultimate escape room game, The Final Door Escape Game, is the most challenging fun you'll ever have in 60 minutes! At The Final Door, safety is the number one priority, and every room is equipped with an emergency exit, emergency lights and more. A staff member monitors what is happening in the rooms at all times and will always be there to let you out should you wish to leave. Most rooms are designed for 2-8 people, with one four-person room, and group discounts for groups of 20+ people.
  • Address: 930 Knox Abbott Drive, Columbia, SC 29033
    Hours: Tues-Sun: 10am - 8:30pm | Fri-Sat: Later bookings available | Reserve time in advance
  • Phone: (803) 602-2433




Don't have time or just have mismatching schedules for a trip out of town with your girlfriends? Take a day-trip with them to boost your spirit because nobody can make you feel as great as your best friends can! Explore nature and leave all of your electronics at home...or just back in your car. Rent a canoe and sail down the river, catching up with your friends as you take in the nature around you. Or take a hike through the Congaree National Forest, listen to the birds, find cool wildflowers, sit by the creek and figure out what's best for your lives. The most important thing is to forget about work and responsibilities and everything else life throws at you and just relax out with your best friends.





Cooking & Wine Tastings




Cellar on Greene

  • About: Cellar on the Greene hosts a wine sale and tasting usually every other Saturday from 12 PM-2 PM. You may sample 30 wines before you buy! Call for specifics!


SakiTumi

  • About: Now Introducing Sushi Classes for Groups of Four! SakiTumi has been offering their sushi classes to large groups for over two years now, and they have been so popular that they've had a huge demand for smaller classes geared towards small groups. SakiTumi has two different pricing options based on the size of your group. All you have to do is choose a time!
  • Groups of 4:
  • Option 1: $55 each (includes food & class)
  • Option 2: $65 each (includes food, class and hot sake or wine with refills)

  • Every Class Includes:
  • Edamame, miso soup and ginger salad
  • Information on rice cooking techniques
  • How to prepare your ingredients
  • Direct training with our executive chef
  • Make, cut and plate at least 2 of your own rolls
  • Information booklet that you may take with you
  • *Please note: class usually takes 1 to 1.5 hours


Sam's Fine Wine, Beer, Spirits and More

  • About: Sam's Fine Wine, Beer, Spirits, and More is Lexington's premier store for a fantastic selection of beer, wine, and spirits. FREE weekly wine tastings are held every Friday from 4-7! Check out samsfinewineandspirits.com and check out their calendar or drop in to sign up for weekly emails about occasional Saturday tastings, as well!

Village Spirits

  • About: Village Spirits is Columbia's premier store for a fantastic selection of beer, wine, and spirits. FREE weekly wine tastings are held every Friday from 4-7! Check out samsfinewineandspirits.com and check out their calendar or drop in to sign up for weekly emails about occasional Saturday tastings, as well!

Earth Fare

  • About: Earth Fare Columbia, the healthy supermarket offers free-of-charge cooking and do-it-yourself classes for adults and children. Their in-store calendar is kept up to date with dates and times, and they regularly update all social media. 803-799-0048

Let's Cook Culinary Studio

  • About: Let's Cook Culinary Studio offers cooking classes in two great formats. Take a demonstration class led by a chef, or take a more hands-on class during which you prepare the food! Public classes are offered Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Private groups may schedule classes (with a minimum of 10 people) Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. 803-348-5874

Fleur De Lys Home Culinary Institute

  • About: Fleur De Lys is The Cooking School of Columbia, offering classes on everything from duck à l'orange to sauces to seafood bouillàbaisse. Check the website for an updated list of classes and find the joy of cooking! (803) 765-9999

The McCutchen House

  • About: The McCutchen House offers hands-on, chef-led cooking classes various Saturdays each semester from 9 AM-1 PM, $50/person. Wine classes are offered various Tuesdays from 6:30-9:30 PM, as well as one four-week course. Call to register! 803-777-8225

Total Wine and More

  • About: Total Wine and More hosts wine tastings every Friday and Saturday from 12-6 PM, spirit tastings at varying times on Fridays and Saturdays, and beer tastings Thursdays from 3-7 PM. All tastings are absolutely free of charge! (803) 407-3737




Go Play Outside




Adventure Carolina

  • About: Adventure Carolina offers guided trips kayaking, hiking, and paddling down Broad River. Private lessons (kayaking, canoeing) and rentals (kayaks, canoes, tubes) are also available, along with a retail store in Cayce. Private groups are welcome to set up classes and trips! (803) 796-4505

Lanier Sailing Academy

  • About: Lanier Sailing Academy, Lake Murray offers sunset sails, sailing lessons, and a sailing club for sailing enthusiasts! Rentals are also available. Sailing courses are 3 days, after which participants can sail up to a 25-foot-long boat on their own (with crew). (803) 317-9070

Columbia Running Club

  • About: The Columbia Running Club exists to support the many local races available and to grow and support the local running community. Membership is NOT required to participate in runs and races, though there are advantages to joining, like monthly newsletters and weekly updates. Find out about local races, runs, and other events at colarunclub.com!

Columbia Rowing Club

  • About: The Columbia Rowing Club offers recreational and competitive rowing (sculling or sweep) for ages 13-94 at the Richland County Rowing Center. The Club meets every third Tuesday of the month and has a "Learn to Row" program for interested beginners!

Columbia Quad Squad

  • About: The Columbia Quad Squad Rollergirls is "a group of independent hard-headed and hard-hitting women moving the sport forward" here in Columbia. They have home bouts about every 6 months, currently at Jamil Temple. You and your girlfriends brace yourselves and have a great time rooting for some hard-core local talent!

Columbia Volleyball Club

  • About: They've been serving up great indoor and outdoor volleyball for men and women of all ages in the midlands of South Carolina for more than 20 years! The CVC is a very active, nonprofit organization made up of all volunteers. If you love volleyball and want to see it continue to grow in the South East, grab your girls and join today!

Strictly Running

  • About: Strictly Running is more than just running and walking. Not only are there are training groups to prepare you for half- and full marathons, but the Five Points retail store can also fit you for the proper shoes. Check out the website for an updated list of events! 803-799-4786

Carolina Cyclers

  • About: Carolina Cyclers promotes cycling in the Midlands. Members meet the fourth Monday of each month at a local restaurant. Meeting locations and times, a ride calendar, and other details are updated monthly on the website, so check it out!

Columbia Disc Golf Club

  • About: The Columbia Disc Golf Club offers a great opportunity to have fun and meet new people! For specifics about the many disc golf courses in the greater Columbia area, visit the website!

The City of Columbia Parks and Recreation

  • About: City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department oversees EVERYTHING--parks, rental facilities, arts opportunities, athletics, gardens, dog parks, pools, skate parks, and special/holiday events. Get together with the girls and enjoy Columbia's great outdoors over a picnic lunch in Finlay Park. Or, grab a girlfriend and get fit during Zumba classes at the Drew Wellness Center. The City of Columbia offers so many services--take advantage and enjoy! For specifics, visit columbiasc.net/parksandrec.

Saluda Shoals Park

  • About: Saluda Shoals Park is a beautiful 400-acre park with an Environmental Education Center and Exhibition Hall, an Observation Deck, and picnic shelters. There are paved and unpaved paths for hiking, biking, and horseback riding as well as a boat ramp/canoe/kayak launch. For directions and seasonal hours of operation, check out the website!

Richland County Regulators

  • About: Richland County Regulators "is an all female, flat track roller derby team" here in Columbia. Anyone brave enough to be interested in joining the league should contact Jean Gravy at Jean_Gravy@yahoo.com. Tickets and venues can be found at brownpapertickets.com




Don't Quit, Get Fit




AMSA Studios

  • About: Amsa Yoga Studio offers classes for all levels--and the first class is FREE!! All classes are led by a Yoga Alliance certified teacher. Other workshops and private lessons are also offered, as well as discounts for students, teachers, and seniors! (803) 695-0031

Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission

  • About: The Irmo Chapin Recreation Center is a great way to be active and have fun. Grab your best friend and catch up during a walk through Crooked Creek Park or enjoy the community garden at Seven Oaks Park. However you take advantage of the ICRC, relax and have fun! An athletic calendar, information for registration, and specifics about each location are maintained at icrc.net!


Capital Karate

  • About: Capital Karate offers great opportunities for you and your ladies to kick some butt! Programs incorporate techniques from around the world and emphasize physical fitness, self-protection, and tools for success in and out of the studio. For updated class schedules and other specifics, check out the website! (803) 212-7111

Columbia's Ballroom Company

  • About: Columbia's Ballroom Company offers both private and group lessons with special events and gatherings year round for students, including competitions! With a new school built only a few years ago, the Company has over 20 years of experience in the business. (803) 750-0181

Capital Shag Club

  • About: hosts 3 "Big Shag" parties each year, 2 "Junior Shag" days, association DJs, free shag lessons and demonstrations, SOS Shooter parties, and the 3-day weekend party "Capital City Shag Extravaganza!" Check out capitalcityshagclub.com to start shagging!

Columbia Martial Arts & Fitness

  • About: Columbia Martial Arts and Fitness will whip you and the girls into shape! Better for you than an appletini, Muay Thai kick boxing, Jiu-Jitsu, MMA X-Fit training, and Kali are good fun without the calories. For prices, specifics, and fun, give them a call! (803) 356-9755

Columbia Fitness Boot Camp

  • About: Columbia Fitness Bootcamp is an intensive, highly-motivated weight loss program from women. Sessions meet for one hour, three times per week, for four weeks. Check out the website for specifics, benefits, and testimonials! (803) 269-9120

Life Force Karate

  • About: Life Force Karate and Fitness is a great resource to get together with the girls, work up a sweat, and have a great time. Contemporary-traditional Karate, classical Jiu-Jitsu, and fitness kick boxing are great to reduce stress, stay fit, and build confidence. For more detail on programs, take a look at their website or drop by to view the facility! (803) 783-5425

Tennis Lessons

  • About: Get 3 of your friends together and create a tennis-learning foursome. Group lessons are given weekly by Certified Tennis Professional Woody Duernberger and his staff at Seven Oaks and Crooked Creek Parks. Very reasonable rates. Visit www.icrc.net/athletics/tennis.aspx for details. Get 3 of your friends together and create a tennis-learning foursome. Group lessons are given weekly by Certified Tennis Professional Woody Duernberger and his staff at Seven Oaks and Crooked Creek Parks. Very reasonable rates. Visit www.icrc.net/athletics/tennis.aspx for details.


Palmetto Shag Club

  • About: The Palmetto Shag Club meets each week at local restaurants. Want to shag? Check them out for membership information, upcoming events, and to brush up on your shag etiquette.

Richland County Recreation Commission

  • About: The Richland County Recreation Commission's mission is to provide programming and recreational opportunities for children and adults with special needs, but people of all abilities can participate in basketball, kickball, and track, just to name a few. For specific programs or to lend a helping hand, visit the website!

YMCA of Columbia

  • About: YMCA of Columbia offers great locations to serve women in Columbia and surrounding areas! The Palmetto Center for Women hosts "Trinity Focus Group" luncheons every second Thursday for professional women so they can connect on issues of life and faith. Each May the "Hats Off to Women" brunch and fashion show raises support for PCW programs and services. The other 4 locations in the Columbia area offer personal training (4-8 sssions), weekly boot camp meetings, "Couch to 5K" to prepare for the annual "Jingle Bell Run," "Women on Weights" taught by a certified personal trainer. Whatever your interest, YMCA of Columbia wants to help you and your girlfriends be fit, be active, and have fun!




Let's Go Shopping




Carolina Imports

  • About: Handmade furniture from plantation grown mahogany, recycled teak or plantation grown teak, oak, elm, or pine. Carolina Imports also sells lamps, prints, pottery, porcelain, indoor/outdoor rugs made from recycled plastic, and various other home accessory items. (803) 748-9889

    Columbiana Centre Mall

  • About: Columbiana Centre Mall is a great way to update your look! Flaunt your new style with finds like that perfect blouse from New York & Company or those jeans he just can't resist from American Eagle Outfitters. Whether you're looking for casual or chic, Columbiana Centre Mall will set you up for style! (803) 732-6255

Cellar on Greene

  • About: Hundreds of wines from around the world waiting for thirsty customers to take home and enjoy! Join their “E-Wine” club! It’s probably the most convenient and exciting way to buy wine in all of the Midlands! Receive a weekly email with all of our cool wine discoveries for the week – everything from bargain blowouts to special high end closeouts. Simply reply to the email with your order, they pack it up and you pick it up at your convenience! Cellar's special “Mystery Cases” are the most popular option – just $90 for a full case of wine!


Columbia Place Mall

  • About: Columbia Place Mall is two floors of retail therapy for you and some girlfriends. Whether you're looking for that perfect pair of shades at Sunglass Hut, a cozy winter coat at Burlington Coat Factory, or a new dancing dress at Charlotte Russe, you're sure to find a deal you love! (803) 788-4678

Dutch Square Mall

  • About: Dutch Square Mall has it all. Catch Johnny Depp's latest movie at AMC Dutch Square 14, find that perfect bag at Belk, or beat the boardroom with a chic new suit from Ashley Stewart.

Richland Mall

  • About: Richland Mall has a little bit of everything just for you! You and the girls go see the new Julia Roberts film at Regal Columbia Cinema 7, pick up the next book club favorite at Barnes & Noble, or freshen up with something from Bath & Body Works. (803) 782-7575




Antiques & Collectibles




Take a trip back in time by experiencing Greater Columbia’s wide array of antique shops and malls! Shops are located in the Congaree Vista and in West Columbia just across the river from downtown Columbia via the Gervais Street bridge.

763 Antique Mall 763 Antique Mall is eleven thousand square feet of everything antique! You and your girlfriends can find almost anything to glitz up your look or glam up your home. Their selection includes vintage toys and books; crystal, art, and depression glass; jewelry and silver pieces; oils and print; pottery, furniture, and linens; and china and porcelain. The knowledgeable staff is happy to help you find anything you're looking for, so come on in!





Arts & Crafts & Workshops



fabric bistro

1150 Bower Parkway, Ste. F1A

803-638-4359

Browse Fabric Bistro for an incredible array of fabrics found nowhere else, laces and trims imported from France and other far-flung locales, and staff who will help you make your project happen!
Located in the Shoppes at Bower Parkway in Harbison, between the Wild Wings Cafe and Bulldog British Pub, it's easy to find, easy to park and super-fun to visit! NOW - get 10% off with a coupon you'll find in the current issue of Discover Columbia page 24.



Re-Invintage
912 Harden St, Columbia, SC 29205 | (803) 851-3162
Wed. - Sat. 11AM–6PM | Sun. 12PM-5PM

Specializing in custom painted furniture, Re-Invintage takes used wood furniture and upcycles it into amazingly beautiful pieces.
Looking to DIY? Re-Invintage holds fun, informative workshops where you’ll learn about paint techniques, detail tips, and unique finishes. Take the girls out for a fun adventure where you can learn how to decorate your home and pick up amazing, unique skills! Visit their website here to learn more about these exciting workshops. You can even ask to schedule your own event, where you and your friends can reserve a room to get together and discover your inner artist while you learn to paint, finish, decorate, and create.



The Columbia Museum of Art

  • About: From learning to work in clay, to learning how to draw, to gaining a new appreciation of art through a lecture series, you and your friends are cordially invited to experience the world of art at the Columbia Museum of Art. Check their website for current offerings.

    Shandon United Methodist

  • About: Shandon United Methodist Church hosts tons of events specifically for you and the girls. Going through or getting past a divorce? The "Divorce Support Group" wants to encourage you. Seminars like "How to Stop Trying to Change Your Spouse," "Challenges to Faith: Evil & Forgiveness," "Understanding Hospice" are held to bolster your faith and equip you to face life challenges. Looking for something a bit lighter? Try a seminar like "Kitchen Cosmetics" and learn some amazing things you can do yourself! For event times and more information, please visit shandon-umc.org!

Southern Pottery Workcenter and Gallery

  • About: offers all kinds of classes including handbuilding, wheelthrowing and pottery camps. (803) 251-3001

Booker Washington Heights Cultural Arts Center

  • About: is now offering piano lessons, dance classes, Down South Stepper, and Bridge. Call Wanda Samuels at 255-8164 for a complete class listing or check online.

Mad Platter

  • About: Paint your own pottery at the Mad Platter in the heart of Columbia SC. Check their website for special painting days and other offers! 803-771-8080

Swift Water Beads & Jewelry Swiftwater

  • About: "Women's Night Out" is the perfect opportunity to get creative with some girlfriends--either you can each work on a chosen project, or everyone can do her own thing! The staff is available anytime Swiftwater is open to assist you in designing and creating on-site. Classes in pearl-knotting, basic beading, bead-weaving, bead-embroidery, wire-working, and even basic metal-smithing are offered! For times (or to discuss the custom/wedding jewelry also available!) give them a call. 803-252-2020

Columbia Camera Club

  • About: The Columbia Camera Club is the oldest and largest in the southeast, whose goal is to "promote a photographic fellowship where the art and craft of photography can be shared and enjoyed." Members may join at a regular meeting, held every first Tuesday at the Capital Senior Center in Maxcy Gregg Park. The club is open to all skill levels; meetings usually feature a short tutorial, a presentation on an aspect of photography, and a chance to share with the group.