ACTIVITIES IN THE COLUMBIA AREA for 11/2 – 11/22/2016

    All around Columbia there is an array of magnificent events ranging from a night at the theater enjoying the classic tale of “The Wizard of Oz” to being amazed by zoo animals smashing pumpkins at Pumpkin Smash at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens. There are also some entertaining learning experiences with the Shakespearean play  “A Midsummer Nights Dream” and  Guided Walking Tour: Civil War Battle at Congaree Creek.

    Sundays –  Sensory Sunday at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  On Sundays one hour before opening, the museum will be open for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and sensory processing difference’s to tour the museum and enjoy interactive, hands on activities.  For more information call (803) 400-1156 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.edventure.org/events/sensory-sunday/?for=04-17-2016″http://www.edventure.org/events/sensory-sunday/?for=04-17-2016.

    Second Sundays –  Stroll on Arsenal Hill at the Arsenal Hill Park Center on Lincoln Street with the tour beginning at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church on Calhoun Street.  Learn the significance of this neighborhood with its eclectic mix of architecture where the elites use to live during the war and African Americans lived through the 19th and 20th Centuries.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/second-sunday-stroll-arsenal-hill”http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/second-sunday-stroll-arsenal-hill.

    Tuesdays –  Toddler Tuesdays at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.   Bring your toddler for seasonal art activities, music, and our sand tray exploration in the Early Learning Classroom.    For more information call (803) 779-3100 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.edventure.org/calendar/calendar.aspx”http://www.edventure.org/calendar/calendar.aspx.

    Tuesdays –  Second Shift Twosdays at the South Carolina State Museum.  The museum has extended hours with special after hours pricing.   For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit HYPERLINK “http://scmuseum.org/events/second-shift-twosdays/”http://scmuseum.org/events/second-shift-twosdays/.

    First & Third Wednesdays –  Kids Cook at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Children 6 – 10 years old will have a unique experience taking participants on an exciting journey of culinary arts partaking in food preparation and meal creation, while learning about nutrition. For more information call (803) 400-1156 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.edventure.org/events/kids-cook-first-third-wednesdays/?for=04-20-2016″http://www.edventure.org/events/kids-cook-first-third-wednesdays/?for=04-20-2016.

    First Thursdays –  First Thursdays on Main Street at the 1200-1700 block of Main Street in downtown Columbia.  The event lasts from 6 pm to 10 pm and is a collaboration of a number of vendors in the area.  For more information call (803) 988-1065 or visit HYPERLINK “http://firstthursdaysonmain.com/”http://firstthursdaysonmain.com/.

    Third Thursdays – Vista Nights offered by the Congaree Visit Guild in the Vista area of downtown Columbia.  This event is a collaboration of vendors offering extended hours and events such as wine and beer tastings, art classes, and more.  For more information call (803) 269-5946 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.vistacolumbia.com/vistanights.aspx.”http://www.vistacolumbia.com/vistanights.aspx.

    Thursday Nights –  Young Adult Shag Dance at Bill’s Music Stop on Meeting Street.  Come early and learn how to shag and then dance the night away.  For more information call (803) 796-6477 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.billsmusicshop.com/calendar.html”http://www.billsmusicshop.com/calendar.html#.

    Fridays – Bluegrass and Acoustic Open Stage and Jam at Bill’s Music Shop and Pickin’ Parlor on Meeting Street.  Come out and participate or sit back and enjoy the music.  For more information call (803) 796-6477 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.billsmusicshop.com/”http://www.billsmusicshop.com/.

    Fourth Fridays –  Friday Night Laser Lights at the South Carolina State Museum.  Through the months of June, July, and August, the Museum will present a laser light show in the Planetarium with each show providing a variety of music.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit HYPERLINK “http://scmuseum.org/events/upcoming-events/”http://scmuseum.org/events/upcoming-events/.

    Saturdays –  State House Tours.  Come tour the most beautiful historic building in the area.  For more information call (803) 734-2430 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.scstatehouse.gov/visit.php.”http://www.scstatehouse.gov/visit.php.

    Saturdays –  Classic Country Music Jamboree and Dancing at Bills Music Shop and Pickin’ Parlor on Meeting Street.  Come early and learn two step, country dancing, or couples dancing (no partner required) followed by live entertainment.  For more information call (803) 796-6477 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.billsmusicshop.com/”http://www.billsmusicshop.com/.

    Saturdays –  Soda City Market on Main Street in downtown Columbia.  Shop for local and regional foods, crafts, hot coffee, cold fresh lemonade, and even cooked food.  For more information visit HYPERLINK “http://sodacitysc.com/”http://sodacitysc.com/.

    Through November 4 –  Museum of Oz at the South Carolina State Museum.  Follow the yellow brick road through the Museum to Munchkinland and more.  You can also visit the 4D theater and experience the show as never before! For more information call (803) 898-4948 or visit HYPERLINK “http://scmuseum.org/museum-of-oz/”http://scmuseum.org/museum-of-oz/.

    Through November 5 –  “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the Trustus Theatre.  It’s back so prepare to do the “Time Warp Again” with this fun & interactive theatrical presentation.  For more information call (803) 254-9732 ext. 1 or visit HYPERLINK “https://trustus.org/event/the-rocky-horror-show/”https://trustus.org/event/the-rocky-horror-show/.

    Through December 17 – Looking Back/Looking Ahead: Columbia’s Sesquicentennial Time Capsule at the McKissick Museum.  See items that were placed in the time capsule 150 years ago.  For more information visit HYPERLINK “http://www.artsandsciences.sc.edu/mckissickmuseum/looking-backlooking-ahead-columbias-sesquicentennial-time-capsule”http://www.artsandsciences.sc.edu/mckissickmuseum/looking-backlooking-ahead-columbias-sesquicentennial-time-capsule.

    Through December 30 –  “Answering the Call: American Victory Posters From the First World War at the Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum.  This exhibit is to commemorate the centennial anniversary of World War I that revisits the war time culture with posters, as there was no quality of contemporary advertising. For more information call (803) 737-8095 or visit HYPERLINK “https://crr.sc.gov/exhibits?i=95″https://crr.sc.gov/exhibits?i=95.

    Through March 4, 2017 –  Sensory Sunday at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  One the first Sunday of each month, children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and sensory processing differences will have the opportunity to enjoy the museum in a safe and accepting environment and enjoy interactive, hands on activities.  For more information call (803) 400-1156 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.edventure.org/events/sensory-sunday/?for=07-03-2016″http://www.edventure.org/events/sensory-sunday/?for=07-03-2016.

    November 2 – 5 –  “No Exit” at the Center for Performance Experiment on Devine Street.  Student directed, this existentialist story is about 3 deceased people in Hell who are locked in a room and have to spend eternity together.  For more information visit (803) 777-2551 or visit HYPERLINK “http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/thea/cpeseason”http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/thea/cpeseason.

    November 3 –  Therapalooza at 701 Whaley Street.  Attendees will enjoy a tasty buffet dinner, fabulous silent auction bidding opportunities, circus entertainment, and rock-and-roll music by “Boombshell” with all proceeds to benefit the Therapy Place. For more information call (803) 787-3033 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.thetherapyplace.org/therapalooza/”http://www.thetherapyplace.org/therapalooza/.

    November 3 –  “The Wizard of Oz” at the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College.  Kids will enjoy this famous story put on by the Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission and their Children’s Theater program.  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.icrc.net/Data/Sites/1/media/ccp/icrc-childrens-theatre-16-17-full-season-brochure.pdf”http://www.icrc.net/Data/Sites/1/media/ccp/icrc-childrens-theatre-16-17-full-season-brochure.pdf.

    November 3 –  “A Midsummer Nights Dream” at Saluda Shoals Park.  Teach kids about Shakespeare by bringing them to see this theatrical production put on by the Children’s Theater program by the Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission.  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.icrc.net/Data/Sites/1/media/ccp/icrc-childrens-theatre-16-17-full-season-brochure.pdf”http://www.icrc.net/Data/Sites/1/media/ccp/icrc-childrens-theatre-16-17-full-season-brochure.pdf.

    November 4 –  “Trevor Hall” at the Music Farm.  This amazing musician began playing the harmonica alongside his father at the age of 11, began writing his own songs and performing them in elementary school, and at 16 he recorded his first album, and his journey had only just begun!  For more information visit HYPERLINK “http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1240687-trevor-hall-columbia/”http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1240687-trevor-hall-columbia/.

    November 4 – 5 –  Jazz Fest at the Township Auditorium.  This year’s artists will include “Boney James, Najee, Terance Young”, just to name a few!   For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.thetownship.org/events/”http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    November 4 – 13 –  “The Diary of Ann Franke” at the Village Square Theatre.  See on the stage the drama of eight individuals who hid from the Nazi’s in a concealed storage attic and their day to day challenges.  For more information call (803) 359-1436 or visit HYPERLINK “http://villagesquaretheatre.com/season.html”http://villagesquaretheatre.com/season.html.

    November 5 –  Debbie Rogers Cheer Classic at the Colonial Life Arena.  This will be a fun and entertaining secondary school cheering competition!  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit HYPERLINK “https://www.coloniallifearena.com/debbie-rogers-cheer-classic.php?eventid=129&showtimeid=220″https://www.coloniallifearena.com/debbie-rogers-cheer-classic.php?eventid=129&showtimeid=220.

    November 5 –  Hemophilia of South Carolina Turkey Trot at Saluda Shoals Park.  This 5K walk/run will help support those living with hemophilia.  For more information call (803) 731-5208 or visit HYPERLINK “http://hemophiliasc.org/programs-and-events/fundraiser-events/turkey-trot/”http://hemophiliasc.org/programs-and-events/fundraiser-events/turkey-trot/.

    November 5 –  “Octonauts Live” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Enjoy favorite songs led by the entire Octonauts crew!  For more information call (803) 777- 7500 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=198″http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=198.

    November 5 –  Christmas Craft Show and Holiday Bazaar at Lexington Middle School.  Get started early on your holiday shopping and search for that one-of-a kind special gift for each person on your list and participate in the silent auction with proceeds to benefit Harvest Hope Food Bank.  For more information visit HYPERLINK “http://midlandcrafters.wixsite.com/christmas-craft-show”http://midlandcrafters.wixsite.com/christmas-craft-show.

    November 5 –  Guided Walking Tour: Civil War Battle at Congaree Creek at the Cayce Tennis Center in Cayce.  This tour will teach you about the 1865 battle which will include military and civilian accounts of what happened during the burning of Columbia.  For more information call (803) 765-2200 or visit HYPERLINK “https://www.koikonfait.com/event/57fa0e8a0cdaab2fcf766a41/guided-walking-tours-12-000-year-history-park-on-congaree-creek”https://www.koikonfait.com/event/57fa0e8a0cdaab2fcf766a41/guided-walking-tours-12-000-year-history-park-on-congaree-creek.

    November 5 –  Guided Walking Tour: Colonial Fort Congaree at the Cayce Tennis Center in Cayce.  This tour will focus on the story of the 1718 to 1722 frontier fort and trading post and the variety of locals and travelers who came to the area.  For more information call (803) 765-2200 or visit HYPERLINK “https://www.koikonfait.com/event/57fa0e8a0cdaab2fcf766a41/guided-walking-tours-12-000-year-history-park-on-congaree-creek”https://www.koikonfait.com/event/57fa0e8a0cdaab2fcf766a41/guided-walking-tours-12-000-year-history-park-on-congaree-creek.

    November 5 –  Monthly Gospel Singing at  the Midlands Gospel Singing Center in Gilbert.  Mercy Rain and Kindred Spirit will provide the entertainment for the evening.  For more information call (803) 719-1289 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.midgsc.com/concerts”http://www.midgsc.com/concerts.

    November 5 – Pumpkin Smash at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Enjoy watching a variety of animals at the zoo as they enjoy and interact with pumpkins.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit HYPERLINK “https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.shtml”https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.shtml.

    November 5 – 6 –  “Marlon Wayans” at the Comedy House.  This fantastic comedian is guaranteed to make you laugh until you cry!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit HYPERLINK “http://comedyhouse.us/marlon-wayans/”http://comedyhouse.us/marlon-wayans/.

    November 5 – 6 –  Repticon at the Jamil Temple.  If you are a reptile or amphibian enthusiast or just interest in seeing a variety, you will most certainly enjoy this event.  For more information visit HYPERLINK “http://repticon.com/south-carolina/columbia/”http://repticon.com/south-carolina/columbia/.

    November 6 –  “Lee Greenwood” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  This famous country artist will be performing to benefit the Palmetto Health Trauma Unit and the Calhoun Traumatic Brain Injury Foundation.  For more information call (803) 777-7500  or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=344″http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=344.

    November 7 – 8 –  Richland County Tax Sale at the Township Auditorium.  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.thetownship.org/”http://www.thetownship.org/.

    November 10 –  “The Audience” at the Harbison Theatre.  See on the screen the Live Performance at the National Theater of this story of Queen Elizabeth and the private meetings she has had with every one of her Prime Ministers, and no one knows what is discussed.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/audience”http://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/audience.

    bob-dylan-and-his-bandNovember 10 –  “Bob Dylan and His Band” at the Township Auditorium.  This famous singer-songwriter of 5 decades and has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for Literature for 2016 has come to Columbia for what is certain to be an exceptional performance!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.thetownship.org/”http://www.thetownship.org/.

    November 10 –  Wine, Women, & Shoes at the University of South Carolina Alumni Center.  Sip on wines from around the world, enjoy delicious bites, bid on auction items, all while shopping for fashion designs and enjoying a fashion show.  For more information call (803) 254-0118 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.winewomenandshoes.com/event/columbiasc/”http://www.winewomenandshoes.com/event/columbiasc/.

    November 10 –  Devine Night Out on Devine Street.  Vendors on Devine Street will be open for you to begin your holiday shopping, enjoy good fun with friends, and to attend a free afterparty at Henry’s Restaurant & Bar.  For more information visit HYPERLINK “http://devinestreetcolumbiasc.com/news_and_events/events/207/”http://devinestreetcolumbiasc.com/news_and_events/events/207/.

    November 10 – 11 –  “Firebird” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  This one act ballet is being performed by the University of South Carolina’s Dance Company and will provide you with an enjoyable evening as they display their tremendous talent.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=292″http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=292.

    November 11 – 13 –  Lexington’s Holiday Open House at various locations around Lexington.   Visit Lexington merchants, enjoy tasty bites, shop for those on your holidays list, and win a chance to win a small Christmas Tree.  For more information send an email to HYPERLINK “mailto:andrea@wingardsmarket.com”andrea@wingardsmarket.com or visit HYPERLINK “https://wingardsnursery.com/lexingtons-holiday-open-house/”https://wingardsnursery.com/lexingtons-holiday-open-house/.

    November 11 – 13 –  Carolina Craftsmen’s Christmas Classic Art & Craft Festival at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.  Hundreds of artisans and craftsmen/craftswomen from across the Country will provide you with some of the most unique and beautiful holiday gifts you will find anywhere this holiday season.  For more information visit HYPERLINK “http://gilmoreshows.com/craftsmens_classics_columbia_christmas.shtml”http://gilmoreshows.com/craftsmens_classics_columbia_christmas.shtml.

    November 11 – 19 –  “COSI” at Longstreet Theatre.  This theatrical performance about inexperienced but colorful performers from a mental institution will keep you laughing from start to finish.  For more information call (803) 777-2551 or visit HYPERLINK “http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/thea/mainstageseason”http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/thea/mainstageseason.

    November 12 –  “Stevie Nicks with Pretenders” at the Colonial Life Arena.  This former singer for Fleetwood Mac has gone to town to give you an awesome evening of fabulous singing!  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit HYPERLINK “https://www.coloniallifearena.com/stevie-nicks.php?eventid=124&showtimeid=215″https://www.coloniallifearena.com/stevie-nicks.php?eventid=124&showtimeid=215.

    November 12 –  Jam Room Music Festival on Main and Hampton Streets.  Enjoy a fall day with the chance to cycle 25 miles on a training ride for the Tour de Cure, enjoy live entertainment with a huge lineup to include “The Mountain Goats”, “Scott Low”, and “Preacher Jacobs”, with an area just for the kids, as well as food and refreshments.  For more information call (803) 429-6290 or visit HYPERLINK “http://jamroommusicfestival.com/”http://jamroommusicfestival.com/.

    November 12 –  Chili Cook-Off in Five Points.  The favorite annual chili cook-off has returned with a chance to win the cook-off or lots of chili tasting opportunities, other great food vendors to try, and activities for the kids. For more information call (803) 748-7373 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.fivepointscolumbia.com/events/Chili-Cook-Off”http://www.fivepointscolumbia.com/events/Chili-Cook-Off.

    November 12 –  “American Originals” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  The South Carolina Philharmonic will be presenting American classical originals.  For more information call (803) 777-5112 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=253″http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=253.

    November 13 –  “Blues Traveler” at the Music Farm.  This will definitely be an evening of fun and memories with this band of 25 years!  For more information visit HYPERLINK “http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1351681-blues-traveler-columbia/”http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1351681-blues-traveler-columbia/.

    November 13 –  Bubbie’s Brisket & Bakery at the Beth Shalom Synagogue.  Here is your chance to purchase baked and prepared Kosher foods, such as brisket, corned beef sandwiches, Matzo Ball Soup, and so much more!  For more information visit HYPERLINK “http://www.bethshalomcolumbia.org/bubbies-brisket-bakery/”http://www.bethshalomcolumbia.org/bubbies-brisket-bakery/.

    November 13 –  Spirits Alive Cemetery Tours at Elmwood Cemetery.  Enjoy an eerie cemetery tour hearing about some of the areas creepiest stories by the light of the moon with a costumed guide and enjoy other Halloween related activities.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/spirits-alive”http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/spirits-alive.

    November 14 –  Holiday Market at Crooked Creek Park in Chapin.  For those interested in selling, or those interested in purchasing that one of a kind holiday item will want to participate in this event.  For more information call (803) 345-6181 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.icrc.net/holiday-market-at-crooked-creek-park-2015-11-14″http://www.icrc.net/holiday-market-at-crooked-creek-park-2015-11-14.

    November 16 –  EnginuitySC’s Ignite! at the First Base Building at BullStreet on Boyce Street.  There will be three inspiring speaker presentations as well as good food, cocktails, and chances to network with other professionals.  For more information call (803) 354-5720 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.engenuitysc.com/ignite”http://www.engenuitysc.com/ignite.

    November 17 –  “Grace, Justice, & Mercy: An Evening with Justice Advocate Brian Stevenson” at the Township Auditorium.  This widely acclaimed public interest attorney has fought for those abused during incarceration, illuminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death row prisoners, helping the mentally ill, and aiding children prosecuted as adults and will certainly provide an evening of eye opening information.  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.thetownship.org/”http://www.thetownship.org/.

    November 17 –  Vista Lights in the Vista area.  This fun and entertaining event provides you with the opportunity to enjoy the newly decorated holiday lights, visit with local business owners, purchase early holiday gifts, and enjoy a fun and festive atmosphere.  For more information call (803) 269-5946 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.vistalightssc.com/”http://www.vistalightssc.com/.

    November 17 – 19  & December 9 – 11 –  “Heck the Dolls with Chardonnay” at the Harbison Theatre.  A resident of a retirement takes her granddaughter down memory lane as she shares stories of holidays in her life, each of which has created some of the best and funniest memories, which are performed for you on stage!  For more information call (803) 240-8544 or visit HYPERLINK “http://chapintheatre.org/2016/home.html”http://chapintheatre.org/2016/home.html.

    November 18 –  “Parsons Dance Company” at the Harbison Theatre.  This internationally renowned Company will present you dance that is passionate, energetic, athletic, and uplifting.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/parsons-dance-company”http://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/parsons-dance-company.

    November 18 –  “Shirley Ceasar & Friends” at the Township Auditorium.  Come out and enjoy an evening of beautiful gospel singing!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.thetownship.org/”http://www.thetownship.org/.

    November 18 –  “A Testament of Freedom” at Chapin United Methodist Church in Chapin.  This presentation by the voluntary members of the Dutch Fork Choral Society will fill your evening with wonderful music.  For more information send an email to HYPERLINK “mailto:dutchforkchoralsociety@gmail.com”dutchforkchoralsociety@gmail.com or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.dutchforkchoralsociety.com/typesetter/Current_Season”http://www.dutchforkchoralsociety.com/typesetter/Current_Season.

    November 18 – 20 –  Festival of Trees at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  This is an event you won’t want to miss, as individuals and groups from around the area have donated trees and wreaths they have decorated to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with all proceeds to benefit the Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital.  For more information call (803) 434-7275 or visit HYPERLINK “http://events.palmettohealthfoundation.org/site/Calendar?id=100241&view=Detail” \l “.WBZUeNIrKUl”http://events.palmettohealthfoundation.org/site/Calendar?id=100241&view=Detail#.WBZUeNIrKUl.

    November 18 – 20 –  Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show at the Jamil Shrine Temple.  There will be more than 20 dealers with a variety of gems and minerals on display and for purchase, as well as some beautifully crafted jewelry.  For more information visit HYPERLINK “http://www.cgams.org/”http://www.cgams.org/.

    November 18 – December 31 –  Historic Holiday Tours starting at the Gift Shop at the Robert Mills House.  Tour the Robert Hills House and the Hampton-Preston Mansion which will be decorated festively for the Christmas holiday season and learn about historic traditions in each home.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/historic-holiday-tours-beginning”http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/historic-holiday-tours-beginning.

    south-carolina-high-school-cheerleadingNovember 19 –  South Carolina High School League Cheerleading at the Colonial Life Arena. Come see some of the best cheerleading teams from across the State and cheer on your favorite!   For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit HYPERLINK “https://www.coloniallifearena.com/schsl-cheerleading.php?eventid=110&showtimeid=176″https://www.coloniallifearena.com/schsl-cheerleading.php?eventid=110&showtimeid=176.

    November 19 –  Hair Show Competition: Salon Warz at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Modern day style teams from around the southeast will compete and provide an opportunity for consumers to connect with the teams that impress them.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=290″http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=290.

    November 19 –  StoryBook Ball at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Children and their adults will enjoy a fairytale evening of princes, princes, magic, performers, crafts, and lots of fairytale fun with dinner provided.  Costumes are encouraged!  For more information call (803) 779-3100 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.edventure.org/support-us/events/storybook-ball/”http://www.edventure.org/support-us/events/storybook-ball/.

    November 19 –  Guided Walking Tour: Civil War Battle at Congaree Creek at the Cayce Tennis Center in Cayce.  This 2 mile walk will teach you about the 1865 battle which will include military and civilian accounts of what happened during the burning of Columbia.  For more information call (803) 765-2200 or visit HYPERLINK “https://www.koikonfait.com/event/57fa0e8a0cdaab2fcf766a41/guided-walking-tours-12-000-year-history-park-on-congaree-creek”https://www.koikonfait.com/event/57fa0e8a0cdaab2fcf766a41/guided-walking-tours-12-000-year-history-park-on-congaree-creek.

    November 19 –  Guided Walking Tour: Native American Lifeways at the Cayce Tennis Center on Fort Congaree Trail in Cayce.  This 2 mile tour will provide you with interesting insights on the lifeways and strategic roles the Native Americans played in the economy and welfare of the Colony and later periods.  For more information call (803) 765-2200 or visit HYPERLINK “https://www.koikonfait.com/event/57fa0e8a0cdaab2fcf766a41/guided-walking-tours-12-000-year-history-park-on-congaree-creek”https://www.koikonfait.com/event/57fa0e8a0cdaab2fcf766a41/guided-walking-tours-12-000-year-history-park-on-congaree-creek.

    November 19 –  Riverbanks Run at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  This 5K run will wind throughout the park and exhibits and is to create awareness and to benefit education and conservation efforts at the zoo.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.riverbanks.org/events/riverbanks-run”http://www.riverbanks.org/events/riverbanks-run.

    November 19 –  Twilight Trek: Winter Wonderland at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  This adult only event will include dinner, access to the Lights Before Christmas, as well as provided you with keeper led tours while learning how animals survive throughout the coldest months of the year.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.shtml”http://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.shtml.

    November 19 –  Girl Scout Overnight: Lights Before Christmas at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Girl Scouts will enjoy an hour of the Lights Before Christmas, and spend the remainder of the evening learning how a variety of animals adapt to the winter months, and how they can use regular household items to help animals in their own backyard get through the cold months.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.shtml”http://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.shtml.

    November 19 – December 30 –  Lights Before Christmas at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  It’s that time of year again and one of the seasons most enjoyable light displays has returned to help every member of the family get in the holiday spirit!  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.riverbanks.org/events/lights-before-christmas.shtml”http://www.riverbanks.org/events/lights-before-christmas.shtml.

    November 20 –  South Carolina Oyster Festival at the Historic Robert Mills House.  Fill a fall afternoon with lots of oysters (over 10,000), other food vendors, live entertainment, refreshments, kids’ activities, craft vendors, and good fun!  For more information call (803) 252-2128  or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.scoysterfest.com”http://www.scoysterfest.com.

     

     

     

     

     

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