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Thursday, May 28

thedorothyproject: Closing Reception

Tapp's Arts Center, 1644 Main Street, Columbia

Join us at Tapp's Arts Center on May 28th for the closing reception of thedorothyproject! Tapp's Artist in Residence, Kendall T Jason (kendallprojects) will be there to talk about his work and give a guided tour of the exhibition. The site-specific exhibition revolves around three areas of investigation adjoining the three main female characters from the Wizard of Oz. The narrative that developed is augmented by the sounds of Pink Floyd’s famous guitar licks, which gives a nod to the urban legend, which initiated the project. In this narrative Dorothy resides in the realm of identity construction, the Wicked Witch is immersed in personal narrative and Glinda lives with the absurdity of masculinity in sports. These three characters and their themes collide within the walls of Tapp’s creating a funnel of energy that comes to rest at the conclusion of the artist’s stay at the center. In the space you will find that Dorothy has created yellow bricks. Simply by her dropping dirty cinder blocks into yellow paint transforms the blocks into meaningful objects, much like an artist does when they “play” with materials in the studio. However, because of the physicality of accomplishing this task it resides in the domain of construction work. As in the original story Dorothy remains the accidental protagonist that navigates a space between a native and foreign land to discover who she is (her identity). The “Wicked” witch struggles to get a guitar-broom “in tune” by changing the strings endlessly. She is to blame for whatever “bad” is happening in the narrative, much the same the way rock n roll musicians were presented by the church as blame for all the transgressions of its youth. Glinda is the pendulum that swings back and forth in the narrative that connects Dorothy and the Witch. She is an inanimate object (tackling dummy) that is activated by their outside actions. She is the object that creates resistance in the character’s relationship that eventually accelerates and collides in the exhibition space. This produces a haunting atmosphere that is contained by the rearrangement and filtering of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. The exhibition consists of performance props that have been reconstructed in to installations, videos, photographs and drawings all constructed into a cyclical arrangement throughout the space that feels as if it went through a cyclone and came to rest inside the walls of Tapp’s. Come joins us as we celebrate a new exhibition that will push your perceptions past the territory of experimentation. Jason Kendall was born and raised in Columbia South Carolina. He briefly majored in Studio Art while participating in the football program at the University of South Carolina and North Greenville College. Leaving South Carolina he attended Art school at Ringling College of Art & Design in Florida where he received his BFA in sculpture. Upon graduating from Ringling he and his wife moved to New York where they lived in Brooklyn while working at Dia Center for the Arts (a nonprofit organization that initiates, supports, presents and preserves art projects “whose nature or scale” would preclude other funding sources). Also while in New York he received his MFA from New York University while teaching undergraduate classes in the fine art department. In 2009 Jason returned to South Carolina after his twin girls were born. Now back in Columbia Jason works as an art teacher and spends most of his time in the studio developing new projects around ideas involving southern masculinity and blue-collar work ethic.

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Entropic Perceptions by 701 CCA Prize Winner Shannon Rae Lindsey

701 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC 29201

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces Entropic Perceptions by Shannon Rae Lindsey which will open Thursday, May 7, 2015 and run through June 21. As winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2014, which was the second installment of the biennial event, Lindsey received among other things, a residency at 701 CCA and a solo exhibition at the center. In this exhibition, Lindsey uses the Center’s gallery to create a large-scale installation that responds to, and literally transforms, the traditional architecture of the space. Using man-made commercial construction materials, she has built pieces throughout the installation in such a way that they challenge our pre-conceived notions of beauty, function, and public space. The large forms, placed throughout the gallery, not only redefine their surrounding environment, but also speak to the radical change the artist has effected in the appearance of their materials. She has given the nondescript raw materials of the builder and architect a way to take on a mysterious life of their own. Lindsey (b. 1985) received her MFA from the University of South Carolina in Columbia and in 2008 earned a BFA from the University of South Florida. She teaches art as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina. Her work has been included in some 20 exhibitions in Florida and South Carolina. Lindsey is an interdisciplinary artist who explores drawing, painting, sculpture and installation with unconventional materials and processes. For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA 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 and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Friday, May 29

Entropic Perceptions by 701 CCA Prize Winner Shannon Rae Lindsey

701 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC 29201

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces Entropic Perceptions by Shannon Rae Lindsey which will open Thursday, May 7, 2015 and run through June 21. As winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2014, which was the second installment of the biennial event, Lindsey received among other things, a residency at 701 CCA and a solo exhibition at the center. In this exhibition, Lindsey uses the Center’s gallery to create a large-scale installation that responds to, and literally transforms, the traditional architecture of the space. Using man-made commercial construction materials, she has built pieces throughout the installation in such a way that they challenge our pre-conceived notions of beauty, function, and public space. The large forms, placed throughout the gallery, not only redefine their surrounding environment, but also speak to the radical change the artist has effected in the appearance of their materials. She has given the nondescript raw materials of the builder and architect a way to take on a mysterious life of their own. Lindsey (b. 1985) received her MFA from the University of South Carolina in Columbia and in 2008 earned a BFA from the University of South Florida. She teaches art as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina. Her work has been included in some 20 exhibitions in Florida and South Carolina. Lindsey is an interdisciplinary artist who explores drawing, painting, sculpture and installation with unconventional materials and processes. For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA 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 and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Saturday, May 30

Entropic Perceptions by 701 CCA Prize Winner Shannon Rae Lindsey

701 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC 29201

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces Entropic Perceptions by Shannon Rae Lindsey which will open Thursday, May 7, 2015 and run through June 21. As winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2014, which was the second installment of the biennial event, Lindsey received among other things, a residency at 701 CCA and a solo exhibition at the center. In this exhibition, Lindsey uses the Center’s gallery to create a large-scale installation that responds to, and literally transforms, the traditional architecture of the space. Using man-made commercial construction materials, she has built pieces throughout the installation in such a way that they challenge our pre-conceived notions of beauty, function, and public space. The large forms, placed throughout the gallery, not only redefine their surrounding environment, but also speak to the radical change the artist has effected in the appearance of their materials. She has given the nondescript raw materials of the builder and architect a way to take on a mysterious life of their own. Lindsey (b. 1985) received her MFA from the University of South Carolina in Columbia and in 2008 earned a BFA from the University of South Florida. She teaches art as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina. Her work has been included in some 20 exhibitions in Florida and South Carolina. Lindsey is an interdisciplinary artist who explores drawing, painting, sculpture and installation with unconventional materials and processes. For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA 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 and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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9th Annual Sporting Clays Tournament

United States

Are you ready to aim high for the families of critically ill or injured children? Join Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia, SC as McDonald’s of Camden presents the 9th Annual Sporting Clays Tournament, proudly supported by the Kids & Clays Foundation. On Saturday, May 30, 2015, Hermitage Farm Shooting Sports in Camden, SC will be the location of a fun filled day of sporting clays including two flight options so you won’t miss any of the action. The first flight begins at 9 a.m. and the second at noon. Registration fees of $125 per shooter include the 100 Bird Man event, 12 or 20 gauge ammunition, food and beverages, shooters gifts, door prizes, awards and more! For more information or to register for a flight visit www.rmhcofcolumbia.org/sportingclays.

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Our Stories, Our Places: The Role of Historic Sites and Museums in African American History

First Calvary Baptist Church, 1401 Pine Street, Columbia, SC 29203

Where does a community go to have conversations about where it’s been, where it is and where it could or should be in the future? Join Historic Columbia in a roundtable panel on national, regional and local trends in African American interpretation, programming and ownership at historic sites and museums.

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2015 Fight For Air Climb

Capitol Center - 1201 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201

The Fight for Air Climb is a vertical climb that challenges participants to climb up the 25 floors (479 steps) of the Capitol Center in downtown Columbia. It is a professionally timed and ranked event that gives participants the opportunity to compete against the clock and conquer the tallest building in the city. Whether your goal is to win the event, or just make it to the top, we guarantee you’ll walk away with a brand new appreciation for your lungs! Proceed raised will support the American Lung Association in its mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, particularly through local research and advocacy programs. Those that want to join the ALA in its mission and support the Fight for Air Climb, but may not plan to climb stairs, are invited to participate as a Virtual Climber. If you will not be in Columbia on May 30th, or have health conditions which make stair climbing inadvisable, this is another opportunity to be a part of the event. To learn how you can help support or participate the Fight for Air Climb, become a virtual climber, or form a climb team, please contact Melissa Goforth, Area Manager, at 803.779.5864 or via e-mail at MGoforth@LungSC.org . You may also visit the Fight for Air Climb site at www.ClimbColumbia.org

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Run Red Bank 5k, 10k and Kids Fun Run

Lexington Family YMCA 401 YMCA Rd. Lexington, SC 29073

Come run, jog, or walk with us in Run Red Bank! The course is welcoming to beginners and pros alike and is USATF certified. Families and kids are welcome! Proceeds benefit the YMCA’s Annual Campaign, which lives by its mission to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities each day by never turning anyone away who cannot afford a YMCA program or Y-service. Cash prizes to each of men’s and women’s winners of the 5K and 10K! Start/finish at Lexington YMCA. Register and more info at http://www.columbiaymca.org

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Run Red Bank 5k, 10k and Kids Fun Run

Lexington Family YMCA 401 YMCA Rd. Lexington, SC 29073

Come run, jog, or walk with us in Run Red Bank! The course is welcoming to beginners and pros alike and is USATF certified. Families and kids are welcome! Proceeds benefit the YMCA’s Annual Campaign, which lives by its mission to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities each day by never turning anyone away who cannot afford a YMCA program or Y-service. Cash prizes to each of men’s and women’s winners of the 5K and 10K! Start/finish at Lexington YMCA. Register and more info at http://www.columbiaymca.org

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Ride For a Life for the United Cerebral Palsy of SC

United Cerebral Palsy of SC 1101 Harbor Dr., West Columbia, SC 29169

PLEASE COME OUT AND SUPPORT THIS ORGANIZATION & MAD HATTERS RC. IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS WE HAVE GIVEN, UCP of SOUTH CAROLINA, A COUPLE OF GOOD DONATIONS FROM OUR EVENT THAT WE HELP CO-SPONSER WITH UCP of SOUTH CAROLINA. WE ARE HELPING THEM OUT AGAIN THIS YEAR. THE STATE DOES VERY LITTLE TO HELP OUT THIS ORGANAZATION. UCP OF SOUTH CAROLINA DOES AN AWESOME JOB FOR THE FAMILIES THAT HAVE MEMBERS OF THIER FAMILY THAT ARE AFFECTED. NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL YOUR DONATION IS, IT WILL HELP THEM OUT TO KEEP DOING THE GOOD THAT THEY ARE DOING.

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Sunday, May 31

Entropic Perceptions by 701 CCA Prize Winner Shannon Rae Lindsey

701 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC 29201

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces Entropic Perceptions by Shannon Rae Lindsey which will open Thursday, May 7, 2015 and run through June 21. As winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2014, which was the second installment of the biennial event, Lindsey received among other things, a residency at 701 CCA and a solo exhibition at the center. In this exhibition, Lindsey uses the Center’s gallery to create a large-scale installation that responds to, and literally transforms, the traditional architecture of the space. Using man-made commercial construction materials, she has built pieces throughout the installation in such a way that they challenge our pre-conceived notions of beauty, function, and public space. The large forms, placed throughout the gallery, not only redefine their surrounding environment, but also speak to the radical change the artist has effected in the appearance of their materials. She has given the nondescript raw materials of the builder and architect a way to take on a mysterious life of their own. Lindsey (b. 1985) received her MFA from the University of South Carolina in Columbia and in 2008 earned a BFA from the University of South Florida. She teaches art as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina. Her work has been included in some 20 exhibitions in Florida and South Carolina. Lindsey is an interdisciplinary artist who explores drawing, painting, sculpture and installation with unconventional materials and processes. For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA 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 and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Women's Day Celebration

Chappelle Memorial AME Church, 1101 Pine St. Columbia SC 29205

The ladies of Chappelle Memorial AME Church invite you to attend our annual Women’s Day celebration on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 10:30 am. We are located at 1101 Pine Street, Columbia SC near Five Points. Our theme is “Making it Happen: Women of Strength, Honor & Possibilities”. Sharon Brown Harriott, South Atlantic Regional Director of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will deliver the message. Please join us as we magnify the Lord and lift His name in Praise.

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Monday, June 01

McDonald's Buy One GIVE One

McDonald's in the Greater Columbia Metro Area

On the first Monday of the month, when you buy one Happy Meal, we’ll donate one to a child in need.

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Tuesday, June 02

Providence Cooks! Farm to Table

Providence Hospital Downtown, 2435 Forest Dr., Columbia - Small Café

This award winning cooking class is more than just another demonstration. This is the key to making heart healthy food a flavorful staple in your diet. From tailgating to a multi-course holiday meal, this is by far Providence Hospitals’ most popular community class offering. Join our chefs, registered dietitian, and special guests for the next Providence Cooks! class, offered on the 1st Tuesday of most months of the year. Each class is $20 per person. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please call (toll free) 877-256-5381 or online at http://bit.ly/Prov-Cooks to register.

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Wednesday, June 03

Entropic Perceptions by 701 CCA Prize Winner Shannon Rae Lindsey

701 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC 29201

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces Entropic Perceptions by Shannon Rae Lindsey which will open Thursday, May 7, 2015 and run through June 21. As winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2014, which was the second installment of the biennial event, Lindsey received among other things, a residency at 701 CCA and a solo exhibition at the center. In this exhibition, Lindsey uses the Center’s gallery to create a large-scale installation that responds to, and literally transforms, the traditional architecture of the space. Using man-made commercial construction materials, she has built pieces throughout the installation in such a way that they challenge our pre-conceived notions of beauty, function, and public space. The large forms, placed throughout the gallery, not only redefine their surrounding environment, but also speak to the radical change the artist has effected in the appearance of their materials. She has given the nondescript raw materials of the builder and architect a way to take on a mysterious life of their own. Lindsey (b. 1985) received her MFA from the University of South Carolina in Columbia and in 2008 earned a BFA from the University of South Florida. She teaches art as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina. Her work has been included in some 20 exhibitions in Florida and South Carolina. Lindsey is an interdisciplinary artist who explores drawing, painting, sculpture and installation with unconventional materials and processes. For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA 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 and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Thursday, June 04

Entropic Perceptions by 701 CCA Prize Winner Shannon Rae Lindsey

701 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC 29201

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces Entropic Perceptions by Shannon Rae Lindsey which will open Thursday, May 7, 2015 and run through June 21. As winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2014, which was the second installment of the biennial event, Lindsey received among other things, a residency at 701 CCA and a solo exhibition at the center. In this exhibition, Lindsey uses the Center’s gallery to create a large-scale installation that responds to, and literally transforms, the traditional architecture of the space. Using man-made commercial construction materials, she has built pieces throughout the installation in such a way that they challenge our pre-conceived notions of beauty, function, and public space. The large forms, placed throughout the gallery, not only redefine their surrounding environment, but also speak to the radical change the artist has effected in the appearance of their materials. She has given the nondescript raw materials of the builder and architect a way to take on a mysterious life of their own. Lindsey (b. 1985) received her MFA from the University of South Carolina in Columbia and in 2008 earned a BFA from the University of South Florida. She teaches art as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina. Her work has been included in some 20 exhibitions in Florida and South Carolina. Lindsey is an interdisciplinary artist who explores drawing, painting, sculpture and installation with unconventional materials and processes. For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA 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 and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Friday, June 05

Entropic Perceptions by 701 CCA Prize Winner Shannon Rae Lindsey

701 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC 29201

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces Entropic Perceptions by Shannon Rae Lindsey which will open Thursday, May 7, 2015 and run through June 21. As winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2014, which was the second installment of the biennial event, Lindsey received among other things, a residency at 701 CCA and a solo exhibition at the center. In this exhibition, Lindsey uses the Center’s gallery to create a large-scale installation that responds to, and literally transforms, the traditional architecture of the space. Using man-made commercial construction materials, she has built pieces throughout the installation in such a way that they challenge our pre-conceived notions of beauty, function, and public space. The large forms, placed throughout the gallery, not only redefine their surrounding environment, but also speak to the radical change the artist has effected in the appearance of their materials. She has given the nondescript raw materials of the builder and architect a way to take on a mysterious life of their own. Lindsey (b. 1985) received her MFA from the University of South Carolina in Columbia and in 2008 earned a BFA from the University of South Florida. She teaches art as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina. Her work has been included in some 20 exhibitions in Florida and South Carolina. Lindsey is an interdisciplinary artist who explores drawing, painting, sculpture and installation with unconventional materials and processes. For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA 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 and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Adult Student Day at Midlands Technical College

Midlands Technical College, Beltline Campus

Come to Adult Student Day and see what Midlands Technical College has to offer. Speak with faculty, staff and current students; meet financial aid representatives; learn about placement testing; and enjoy refreshments. The event will be held June 5, 2015; 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Beltline Campus, Wade Martin Hall, Room 104. Pre-register and view the day’s schedule at midlandstech.edu/visit or call 803.822.3406 for more information.

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The Fortitude Foundation and the Richland County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc present the 15th Annual Scholarship Gala

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

I invite you to join me in celebrating our 15th Annual Scholarship Gala on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. This is our signature fundraising event and your continued support is always appreciated. Tickets are $35 and we will have live music by Terence Young Project, heavy hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and lots of other special treats!

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Saturday, June 06

Entropic Perceptions by 701 CCA Prize Winner Shannon Rae Lindsey

701 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC 29201

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces Entropic Perceptions by Shannon Rae Lindsey which will open Thursday, May 7, 2015 and run through June 21. As winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2014, which was the second installment of the biennial event, Lindsey received among other things, a residency at 701 CCA and a solo exhibition at the center. In this exhibition, Lindsey uses the Center’s gallery to create a large-scale installation that responds to, and literally transforms, the traditional architecture of the space. Using man-made commercial construction materials, she has built pieces throughout the installation in such a way that they challenge our pre-conceived notions of beauty, function, and public space. The large forms, placed throughout the gallery, not only redefine their surrounding environment, but also speak to the radical change the artist has effected in the appearance of their materials. She has given the nondescript raw materials of the builder and architect a way to take on a mysterious life of their own. Lindsey (b. 1985) received her MFA from the University of South Carolina in Columbia and in 2008 earned a BFA from the University of South Florida. She teaches art as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina. Her work has been included in some 20 exhibitions in Florida and South Carolina. Lindsey is an interdisciplinary artist who explores drawing, painting, sculpture and installation with unconventional materials and processes. For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA 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 and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Goodwill Baptist Church Women's Day Hat Luncheon

Goodwill Baptist Church (Eastover, SC)

Goodwill Baptist Church will host its Women's Day Weekend on June 6th and 7th. This year's theme is "Put On Your Helmet of Salvation." The weekend will begin with a Hat Luncheon on Saturday, June 6th at 11am. The speaker for the luncheon will be Katrina Spigner (Author, Entrepreneur, and Consultant). The weekend will culminate with a Sunday morning service at 11 am. The speaker for the Sunday service is Rev. Sheila McNair from Agape Church and New Covenant Christian Center. Tickets for the Hat Luncheon are $20. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Nathele Roberson at (803) 690-9296 or NatheleR@aol.com. (NOTE: Hats are not required to attend the luncheon). Goodwill Baptist Church is located at 14081 Garners Ferry Road in Eastover, SC.

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FREE HOME BUYERS WORKSHOP

Killian Park Recreational Center 1424 Marthan Rd

The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America ("NACA") is a non-profit community advocacy and home ownership organization. NACA's primary goal is to build strong, healthy neighborhoods in urban and rural areas nationwide through affordable home ownership. NACA has made the dream of home ownership a reality for thousands of working people by counseling them honestly and effectively, enabling even those with poor credit to purchase a home or modify their predatory loan with far better terms than those provided even in the prime market. NACA's incredible mortgage program offers no down payment, no closing costs, no perfect credit, no PMI, and at a below market interest rate. NACA is offering a free seminar soon in your area. Please join us at our next event by registering on our website at www.naca.com or by call 888-302-6222.

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The Fortitude Foundation and the Richland County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc present the 15th Annual Scholarship Gala

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

I invite you to join me in celebrating our 15th Annual Scholarship Gala on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. This is our signature fundraising event and your continued support is always appreciated. Tickets are $35 and we will have live music by Terence Young Project, heavy hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and lots of other special treats!

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Columbia Mini Maker Faire

United States

The third annual Columbia Mini Maker Faire is returning to EdVenture! Meet some of our regions most interesting tinkerers, creators and inventors! Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artist and students. All of these “makers” come to Columbia Mini Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned! Join us! makerfairecolumbiasc.com

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Columbia Mini Maker Faire

United States

The third annual Columbia Mini Maker Faire is returning to EdVenture! Meet some of our regions most interesting tinkerers, creators and inventors! Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artist and students. All of these “makers” come to Columbia Mini Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned! Join us! makerfairecolumbiasc.com

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Sunday, June 07

Entropic Perceptions by 701 CCA Prize Winner Shannon Rae Lindsey

701 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC 29201

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces Entropic Perceptions by Shannon Rae Lindsey which will open Thursday, May 7, 2015 and run through June 21. As winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2014, which was the second installment of the biennial event, Lindsey received among other things, a residency at 701 CCA and a solo exhibition at the center. In this exhibition, Lindsey uses the Center’s gallery to create a large-scale installation that responds to, and literally transforms, the traditional architecture of the space. Using man-made commercial construction materials, she has built pieces throughout the installation in such a way that they challenge our pre-conceived notions of beauty, function, and public space. The large forms, placed throughout the gallery, not only redefine their surrounding environment, but also speak to the radical change the artist has effected in the appearance of their materials. She has given the nondescript raw materials of the builder and architect a way to take on a mysterious life of their own. Lindsey (b. 1985) received her MFA from the University of South Carolina in Columbia and in 2008 earned a BFA from the University of South Florida. She teaches art as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina. Her work has been included in some 20 exhibitions in Florida and South Carolina. Lindsey is an interdisciplinary artist who explores drawing, painting, sculpture and installation with unconventional materials and processes. For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA 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 and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Praise In The Park

100 Ripple Mile Rd Columbia SC 29203

Life Living Ministries in Collaboration with the Colonies, North Point Estates and the Belvedere Communities Presents Praise In The Park. Choirs Singing, Praise Dancing, Gospel Rapping, Free Food and A Spoken Word from Pastor Karlton Dixon. Local Law Enforcement from Richland County Sheriff's Department and Columbia City Police will be on hand to greet and fellowship with the community. This is an event you don't want to miss!

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Tuesday, June 09

WomenHeart Support Group

2001 Laurel St, Columbia

WomenHeart Columbia is a local chapter of the women’s support network for heart disease survivors, provided exclusively by Providence Hospital. Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, women heart disease survivors come together to meet and offer support to each other, as well as, enjoy educational talks by healthcare professionals. There is no fee to participate in this support group.

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Wednesday, June 10

Entropic Perceptions by 701 CCA Prize Winner Shannon Rae Lindsey

701 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC 29201

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces Entropic Perceptions by Shannon Rae Lindsey which will open Thursday, May 7, 2015 and run through June 21. As winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2014, which was the second installment of the biennial event, Lindsey received among other things, a residency at 701 CCA and a solo exhibition at the center. In this exhibition, Lindsey uses the Center’s gallery to create a large-scale installation that responds to, and literally transforms, the traditional architecture of the space. Using man-made commercial construction materials, she has built pieces throughout the installation in such a way that they challenge our pre-conceived notions of beauty, function, and public space. The large forms, placed throughout the gallery, not only redefine their surrounding environment, but also speak to the radical change the artist has effected in the appearance of their materials. She has given the nondescript raw materials of the builder and architect a way to take on a mysterious life of their own. Lindsey (b. 1985) received her MFA from the University of South Carolina in Columbia and in 2008 earned a BFA from the University of South Florida. She teaches art as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina. Her work has been included in some 20 exhibitions in Florida and South Carolina. Lindsey is an interdisciplinary artist who explores drawing, painting, sculpture and installation with unconventional materials and processes. For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA 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 and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Thursday, June 11

Moonlight Cemetery & Secrets from the Grave Tours

Elmwood Cemetery, 501 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201

One hundred and sixty years of history will come to life during our popular Cemetery Tours! Grab your flashlight as we tour one of Columbia's oldest cemeteries and discover centuries of stories etched in stone on the markers and headstones found within Elmwood Cemetery's acres of carefully planned grounds. The perfect after-work activity, our cemetery tours are an event the whole family will enjoy. Choose from two tour options every month through September: • Secrets from the Grave Tours, 7:30 pm: Join us before dark to study the symbols found on many of the markers and headstones in this historic cemetery. • Moonlight Cemetery Tours, 8 & 8:30 pm: Tour Elmwood Cemetery and discuss the lives, burials, cemetery plots and tombstones of families and prominent citizens from Columbia's 19th and 20th centuries.

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Entropic Perceptions by 701 CCA Prize Winner Shannon Rae Lindsey

701 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC 29201

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces Entropic Perceptions by Shannon Rae Lindsey which will open Thursday, May 7, 2015 and run through June 21. As winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2014, which was the second installment of the biennial event, Lindsey received among other things, a residency at 701 CCA and a solo exhibition at the center. In this exhibition, Lindsey uses the Center’s gallery to create a large-scale installation that responds to, and literally transforms, the traditional architecture of the space. Using man-made commercial construction materials, she has built pieces throughout the installation in such a way that they challenge our pre-conceived notions of beauty, function, and public space. The large forms, placed throughout the gallery, not only redefine their surrounding environment, but also speak to the radical change the artist has effected in the appearance of their materials. She has given the nondescript raw materials of the builder and architect a way to take on a mysterious life of their own. Lindsey (b. 1985) received her MFA from the University of South Carolina in Columbia and in 2008 earned a BFA from the University of South Florida. She teaches art as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina. Her work has been included in some 20 exhibitions in Florida and South Carolina. Lindsey is an interdisciplinary artist who explores drawing, painting, sculpture and installation with unconventional materials and processes. For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA 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 and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Friday, June 12

Entropic Perceptions by 701 CCA Prize Winner Shannon Rae Lindsey

701 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC 29201

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces Entropic Perceptions by Shannon Rae Lindsey which will open Thursday, May 7, 2015 and run through June 21. As winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2014, which was the second installment of the biennial event, Lindsey received among other things, a residency at 701 CCA and a solo exhibition at the center. In this exhibition, Lindsey uses the Center’s gallery to create a large-scale installation that responds to, and literally transforms, the traditional architecture of the space. Using man-made commercial construction materials, she has built pieces throughout the installation in such a way that they challenge our pre-conceived notions of beauty, function, and public space. The large forms, placed throughout the gallery, not only redefine their surrounding environment, but also speak to the radical change the artist has effected in the appearance of their materials. She has given the nondescript raw materials of the builder and architect a way to take on a mysterious life of their own. Lindsey (b. 1985) received her MFA from the University of South Carolina in Columbia and in 2008 earned a BFA from the University of South Florida. She teaches art as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina. Her work has been included in some 20 exhibitions in Florida and South Carolina. Lindsey is an interdisciplinary artist who explores drawing, painting, sculpture and installation with unconventional materials and processes. For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA 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 and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Saturday, June 13

Entropic Perceptions by 701 CCA Prize Winner Shannon Rae Lindsey

701 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC 29201

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces Entropic Perceptions by Shannon Rae Lindsey which will open Thursday, May 7, 2015 and run through June 21. As winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2014, which was the second installment of the biennial event, Lindsey received among other things, a residency at 701 CCA and a solo exhibition at the center. In this exhibition, Lindsey uses the Center’s gallery to create a large-scale installation that responds to, and literally transforms, the traditional architecture of the space. Using man-made commercial construction materials, she has built pieces throughout the installation in such a way that they challenge our pre-conceived notions of beauty, function, and public space. The large forms, placed throughout the gallery, not only redefine their surrounding environment, but also speak to the radical change the artist has effected in the appearance of their materials. She has given the nondescript raw materials of the builder and architect a way to take on a mysterious life of their own. Lindsey (b. 1985) received her MFA from the University of South Carolina in Columbia and in 2008 earned a BFA from the University of South Florida. She teaches art as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina. Her work has been included in some 20 exhibitions in Florida and South Carolina. Lindsey is an interdisciplinary artist who explores drawing, painting, sculpture and installation with unconventional materials and processes. For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA 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 and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Sunday, June 14

Entropic Perceptions by 701 CCA Prize Winner Shannon Rae Lindsey

701 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC 29201

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces Entropic Perceptions by Shannon Rae Lindsey which will open Thursday, May 7, 2015 and run through June 21. As winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2014, which was the second installment of the biennial event, Lindsey received among other things, a residency at 701 CCA and a solo exhibition at the center. In this exhibition, Lindsey uses the Center’s gallery to create a large-scale installation that responds to, and literally transforms, the traditional architecture of the space. Using man-made commercial construction materials, she has built pieces throughout the installation in such a way that they challenge our pre-conceived notions of beauty, function, and public space. The large forms, placed throughout the gallery, not only redefine their surrounding environment, but also speak to the radical change the artist has effected in the appearance of their materials. She has given the nondescript raw materials of the builder and architect a way to take on a mysterious life of their own. Lindsey (b. 1985) received her MFA from the University of South Carolina in Columbia and in 2008 earned a BFA from the University of South Florida. She teaches art as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina. Her work has been included in some 20 exhibitions in Florida and South Carolina. Lindsey is an interdisciplinary artist who explores drawing, painting, sculpture and installation with unconventional materials and processes. For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA 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 and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Church on the Lake

2000 Johnson Marina Road Chapin, SC

Church on the Lake runs June 14 through August 16.  It begins at 8:30 a.m. and lasts about 45 minutes.  Come around 8:10 or 8:15 for coffee and donuts!  This service will be held at Woodman of the World, 2000 Johnson Marina Road, Chapin, SC.  Salem Methodist Church began this lake service many years ago.  The dress is casual & everyone is welcome.  There are chairs there or you may bring your own.

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Monday, June 15

4th Annual Columbia Fashion Week

Various Locations Downtown Columbia

Style is out, FASHION is in! Now in its fourth year, Columbia Fashion Week (formerly Columbia Style Week) has become one of the city’s most anticipated community events. Featuring multiple days and nights of high fashion by designers from all over the world, live entertainment, chic mixers and parties, exclusive shopping, and fashion education, the Mayor of Columbia has proclaimed June 15th – 20th Columbia’s official fashion week. Visit www.columbiafashionweek.com for the complete line up of events.

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Tuesday, June 16

Summer Harvest Week at Motor Supply Co Bistro

920 Gervais St. Columbia, SC 29201

Explore eccentric combinations of farm-to-table food and drink at Motor Supply Co. Bistro during Harvest Week, June 16-21, 2015. Accomplished Executive Chef Wes Fulmer presents bold flavor pairings in locally sourced, limited-edition dishes, while Head Barman Josh Streetman mixes an eccentric, celebrated cocktail menu. Kick off the week by mingling with Motor Supply’s year-round local purveyors at ‘Meet the Farmer Happy Hour’ Tues., June 16, 5:30-7:00 p.m. 920 Gervais St. Columbia, S.C. 29201. 803-256-6687; www.motorsupplycobistro.com. @motorsupply; #HarvestWeek.

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Mended Hearts Support Group

2701 Laurel Street, Classroom 3, Columbia - Providence Health Education Center

Mended Hearts is a national non-profit organization made up of nearly 18,000 individuals in 300 chapters nationwide who share their stories by volunteering their time to visit patients in the hospital. Every 3rd Tuesday of each month, volunteers that are all past heart patients, meet to connect with others in order to answer questions and provide comfort to current heart patients dealing with the same situation. There is no fee to participate in this support group.

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4th Annual Columbia Fashion Week

Various Locations Downtown Columbia

Style is out, FASHION is in! Now in its fourth year, Columbia Fashion Week (formerly Columbia Style Week) has become one of the city’s most anticipated community events. Featuring multiple days and nights of high fashion by designers from all over the world, live entertainment, chic mixers and parties, exclusive shopping, and fashion education, the Mayor of Columbia has proclaimed June 15th – 20th Columbia’s official fashion week. Visit www.columbiafashionweek.com for the complete line up of events.

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Wednesday, June 17

Summer Harvest Week at Motor Supply Co Bistro

920 Gervais St. Columbia, SC 29201

Explore eccentric combinations of farm-to-table food and drink at Motor Supply Co. Bistro during Harvest Week, June 16-21, 2015. Accomplished Executive Chef Wes Fulmer presents bold flavor pairings in locally sourced, limited-edition dishes, while Head Barman Josh Streetman mixes an eccentric, celebrated cocktail menu. Kick off the week by mingling with Motor Supply’s year-round local purveyors at ‘Meet the Farmer Happy Hour’ Tues., June 16, 5:30-7:00 p.m. 920 Gervais St. Columbia, S.C. 29201. 803-256-6687; www.motorsupplycobistro.com. @motorsupply; #HarvestWeek.

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4th Annual Columbia Fashion Week

Various Locations Downtown Columbia

Style is out, FASHION is in! Now in its fourth year, Columbia Fashion Week (formerly Columbia Style Week) has become one of the city’s most anticipated community events. Featuring multiple days and nights of high fashion by designers from all over the world, live entertainment, chic mixers and parties, exclusive shopping, and fashion education, the Mayor of Columbia has proclaimed June 15th – 20th Columbia’s official fashion week. Visit www.columbiafashionweek.com for the complete line up of events.

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Entropic Perceptions by 701 CCA Prize Winner Shannon Rae Lindsey

701 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC 29201

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces Entropic Perceptions by Shannon Rae Lindsey which will open Thursday, May 7, 2015 and run through June 21. As winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2014, which was the second installment of the biennial event, Lindsey received among other things, a residency at 701 CCA and a solo exhibition at the center. In this exhibition, Lindsey uses the Center’s gallery to create a large-scale installation that responds to, and literally transforms, the traditional architecture of the space. Using man-made commercial construction materials, she has built pieces throughout the installation in such a way that they challenge our pre-conceived notions of beauty, function, and public space. The large forms, placed throughout the gallery, not only redefine their surrounding environment, but also speak to the radical change the artist has effected in the appearance of their materials. She has given the nondescript raw materials of the builder and architect a way to take on a mysterious life of their own. Lindsey (b. 1985) received her MFA from the University of South Carolina in Columbia and in 2008 earned a BFA from the University of South Florida. She teaches art as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina. Her work has been included in some 20 exhibitions in Florida and South Carolina. Lindsey is an interdisciplinary artist who explores drawing, painting, sculpture and installation with unconventional materials and processes. For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA 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 and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Thursday, June 18

GAME NIGHT SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER

The Granery Hotel, 1539 Horseshoe Drive Columbia, SC

The South Carolina Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (SCCAABE) Is pleased to present its GAME NIGHT SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER Spades and Bid Whist Tournament Series Every Third Thursday 6 PM to 9 PM At The Granery Hotel Located at 1539 Horseshoe Drive Columbia, SC Tournament Entrance Fee is $10 per person Proceeds benefit the Josie K. Claiborne Annual Scholarship Fund. For more information, contact David Stone 803-345-4577 or Bettye Morris 803-217-6042

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Bid Whist and Spades Scholaship Fundraiser

Granary Hotel 1539 Horseshoe Drive Columbia S.C. 29223

The South Carolina Chapter of AABE American Association of Black in Energy and Black Pages will be hosting the Bid Whist and Spades Scholaship Fundraiser. The cost for each person will be $10.00. The proceeds from this event will benefit the organization’s Josie K. Claiborne scholarship fund. American Association of Black in Energy (AABE) is a national organization of energy professionals founded and dedicated to ensuring that African Americans and other minorities have an opportunity to provide input in discussions and developments in energy policies, research and development technology, and environmental issues. Through mentoring and scholarships, AABE addresses the lack of minorities in the technical fields of science, math, and engineering.

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Summer Harvest Week at Motor Supply Co Bistro

920 Gervais St. Columbia, SC 29201

Explore eccentric combinations of farm-to-table food and drink at Motor Supply Co. Bistro during Harvest Week, June 16-21, 2015. Accomplished Executive Chef Wes Fulmer presents bold flavor pairings in locally sourced, limited-edition dishes, while Head Barman Josh Streetman mixes an eccentric, celebrated cocktail menu. Kick off the week by mingling with Motor Supply’s year-round local purveyors at ‘Meet the Farmer Happy Hour’ Tues., June 16, 5:30-7:00 p.m. 920 Gervais St. Columbia, S.C. 29201. 803-256-6687; www.motorsupplycobistro.com. @motorsupply; #HarvestWeek.

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Daddy-Daughter Date Night

Chick-Fil-A at Garners Ferry Road

Daddy- Daughter Date night is a special event where fathers and daughters spend time together while enjoying dinner, conversation and entertaining activities. This year, the 'Princes' are invited to bring their 'Princesses' to the ball to enjoy a costume contest, daddy-daughter crafts, a dance floor and much more. Seating will be available every hour and the event is by reservation only. The event is free to attend, except the cost for food. RSVP from May 27, 2015 - June 18, 2015 or until all seats are filled.

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4th Annual Columbia Fashion Week

Various Locations Downtown Columbia

Style is out, FASHION is in! Now in its fourth year, Columbia Fashion Week (formerly Columbia Style Week) has become one of the city’s most anticipated community events. Featuring multiple days and nights of high fashion by designers from all over the world, live entertainment, chic mixers and parties, exclusive shopping, and fashion education, the Mayor of Columbia has proclaimed June 15th – 20th Columbia’s official fashion week. Visit www.columbiafashionweek.com for the complete line up of events.

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Entropic Perceptions by 701 CCA Prize Winner Shannon Rae Lindsey

701 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC 29201

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces Entropic Perceptions by Shannon Rae Lindsey which will open Thursday, May 7, 2015 and run through June 21. As winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2014, which was the second installment of the biennial event, Lindsey received among other things, a residency at 701 CCA and a solo exhibition at the center. In this exhibition, Lindsey uses the Center’s gallery to create a large-scale installation that responds to, and literally transforms, the traditional architecture of the space. Using man-made commercial construction materials, she has built pieces throughout the installation in such a way that they challenge our pre-conceived notions of beauty, function, and public space. The large forms, placed throughout the gallery, not only redefine their surrounding environment, but also speak to the radical change the artist has effected in the appearance of their materials. She has given the nondescript raw materials of the builder and architect a way to take on a mysterious life of their own. Lindsey (b. 1985) received her MFA from the University of South Carolina in Columbia and in 2008 earned a BFA from the University of South Florida. She teaches art as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina. Her work has been included in some 20 exhibitions in Florida and South Carolina. Lindsey is an interdisciplinary artist who explores drawing, painting, sculpture and installation with unconventional materials and processes. For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA 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 and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Friday, June 19

Happy Hour History | Robert Mills House

Robert Mills Carriage House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 2920

Join Historic Columbia for happy hour on as we toast history at the Robert Mills House. Spend a beautiful evening exploring the gardens and house listening to great music from a local classical artist in the parlor of the Robert Mills House. Drinks and light hors d'oeuvres included are included with your admission but are not permitted into the house.

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Summer Harvest Week at Motor Supply Co Bistro

920 Gervais St. Columbia, SC 29201

Explore eccentric combinations of farm-to-table food and drink at Motor Supply Co. Bistro during Harvest Week, June 16-21, 2015. Accomplished Executive Chef Wes Fulmer presents bold flavor pairings in locally sourced, limited-edition dishes, while Head Barman Josh Streetman mixes an eccentric, celebrated cocktail menu. Kick off the week by mingling with Motor Supply’s year-round local purveyors at ‘Meet the Farmer Happy Hour’ Tues., June 16, 5:30-7:00 p.m. 920 Gervais St. Columbia, S.C. 29201. 803-256-6687; www.motorsupplycobistro.com. @motorsupply; #HarvestWeek.

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4th Annual Columbia Fashion Week

Various Locations Downtown Columbia

Style is out, FASHION is in! Now in its fourth year, Columbia Fashion Week (formerly Columbia Style Week) has become one of the city’s most anticipated community events. Featuring multiple days and nights of high fashion by designers from all over the world, live entertainment, chic mixers and parties, exclusive shopping, and fashion education, the Mayor of Columbia has proclaimed June 15th – 20th Columbia’s official fashion week. Visit www.columbiafashionweek.com for the complete line up of events.

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Entropic Perceptions by 701 CCA Prize Winner Shannon Rae Lindsey

701 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC 29201

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces Entropic Perceptions by Shannon Rae Lindsey which will open Thursday, May 7, 2015 and run through June 21. As winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2014, which was the second installment of the biennial event, Lindsey received among other things, a residency at 701 CCA and a solo exhibition at the center. In this exhibition, Lindsey uses the Center’s gallery to create a large-scale installation that responds to, and literally transforms, the traditional architecture of the space. Using man-made commercial construction materials, she has built pieces throughout the installation in such a way that they challenge our pre-conceived notions of beauty, function, and public space. The large forms, placed throughout the gallery, not only redefine their surrounding environment, but also speak to the radical change the artist has effected in the appearance of their materials. She has given the nondescript raw materials of the builder and architect a way to take on a mysterious life of their own. Lindsey (b. 1985) received her MFA from the University of South Carolina in Columbia and in 2008 earned a BFA from the University of South Florida. She teaches art as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina. Her work has been included in some 20 exhibitions in Florida and South Carolina. Lindsey is an interdisciplinary artist who explores drawing, painting, sculpture and installation with unconventional materials and processes. For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA 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 and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Saturday, June 20

FREE HOME BUYERS WORKSHOP

Hopkins Park Recreational Center

The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America ("NACA") is a non-profit community advocacy and home ownership organization. NACA's primary goal is to build strong, healthy neighborhoods in urban and rural areas nationwide through affordable home ownership. NACA has made the dream of home ownership a reality for thousands of working people by counseling them honestly and effectively, enabling even those with poor credit to purchase a home or modify their predatory loan with far better terms than those provided even in the prime market. NACA's incredible mortgage program offers no down payment, no closing costs, no perfect credit, no PMI, and at a below market interest rate. NACA is offering a free seminar soon in your area. Please join us at our next event by registering on our website at www.naca.com or by call 888-302-6222.

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Summer Harvest Week at Motor Supply Co Bistro

920 Gervais St. Columbia, SC 29201

Explore eccentric combinations of farm-to-table food and drink at Motor Supply Co. Bistro during Harvest Week, June 16-21, 2015. Accomplished Executive Chef Wes Fulmer presents bold flavor pairings in locally sourced, limited-edition dishes, while Head Barman Josh Streetman mixes an eccentric, celebrated cocktail menu. Kick off the week by mingling with Motor Supply’s year-round local purveyors at ‘Meet the Farmer Happy Hour’ Tues., June 16, 5:30-7:00 p.m. 920 Gervais St. Columbia, S.C. 29201. 803-256-6687; www.motorsupplycobistro.com. @motorsupply; #HarvestWeek.

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4th Annual Columbia Fashion Week

Various Locations Downtown Columbia

Style is out, FASHION is in! Now in its fourth year, Columbia Fashion Week (formerly Columbia Style Week) has become one of the city’s most anticipated community events. Featuring multiple days and nights of high fashion by designers from all over the world, live entertainment, chic mixers and parties, exclusive shopping, and fashion education, the Mayor of Columbia has proclaimed June 15th – 20th Columbia’s official fashion week. Visit www.columbiafashionweek.com for the complete line up of events.

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Entropic Perceptions by 701 CCA Prize Winner Shannon Rae Lindsey

701 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC 29201

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces Entropic Perceptions by Shannon Rae Lindsey which will open Thursday, May 7, 2015 and run through June 21. As winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2014, which was the second installment of the biennial event, Lindsey received among other things, a residency at 701 CCA and a solo exhibition at the center. In this exhibition, Lindsey uses the Center’s gallery to create a large-scale installation that responds to, and literally transforms, the traditional architecture of the space. Using man-made commercial construction materials, she has built pieces throughout the installation in such a way that they challenge our pre-conceived notions of beauty, function, and public space. The large forms, placed throughout the gallery, not only redefine their surrounding environment, but also speak to the radical change the artist has effected in the appearance of their materials. She has given the nondescript raw materials of the builder and architect a way to take on a mysterious life of their own. Lindsey (b. 1985) received her MFA from the University of South Carolina in Columbia and in 2008 earned a BFA from the University of South Florida. She teaches art as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina. Her work has been included in some 20 exhibitions in Florida and South Carolina. Lindsey is an interdisciplinary artist who explores drawing, painting, sculpture and installation with unconventional materials and processes. For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA 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 and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Sunday, June 21

Church on the Lake

2000 Johnson Marina Road Chapin, SC

Church on the Lake runs June 14 through August 16.  It begins at 8:30 a.m. and lasts about 45 minutes.  Come around 8:10 or 8:15 for coffee and donuts!  This service will be held at Woodman of the World, 2000 Johnson Marina Road, Chapin, SC.  Salem Methodist Church began this lake service many years ago.  The dress is casual & everyone is welcome.  There are chairs there or you may bring your own.

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Dollar Sunday at Historic Columbia

The Gift Shop at Robert Mills, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Residents of Richland and Lexington Counties are invited to take a guided tour of one of our historic house museums for just $1! Visit the Robert Mills House, Hampton-Preston Mansion or the Mann-Simons Site. General admission prices apply for any house tours after the first. Walk-ins welcome! Tours begin at the top of the hour from 1 pm - 4 pm. Purchase admission and meet for tours at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills.

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Dollar Sunday at the Hampton-Preston Mansion

The Gift Shop at Robert Mills, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Residents of Richland and Lexington Counties are invited to take a guided tour of the Hampton-Preston Mansion for just $1! Walk-ins welcome; tours begin at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills, 1616 Blanding Street.

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Summer Harvest Week at Motor Supply Co Bistro

920 Gervais St. Columbia, SC 29201

Explore eccentric combinations of farm-to-table food and drink at Motor Supply Co. Bistro during Harvest Week, June 16-21, 2015. Accomplished Executive Chef Wes Fulmer presents bold flavor pairings in locally sourced, limited-edition dishes, while Head Barman Josh Streetman mixes an eccentric, celebrated cocktail menu. Kick off the week by mingling with Motor Supply’s year-round local purveyors at ‘Meet the Farmer Happy Hour’ Tues., June 16, 5:30-7:00 p.m. 920 Gervais St. Columbia, S.C. 29201. 803-256-6687; www.motorsupplycobistro.com. @motorsupply; #HarvestWeek.

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Entropic Perceptions by 701 CCA Prize Winner Shannon Rae Lindsey

701 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC 29201

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces Entropic Perceptions by Shannon Rae Lindsey which will open Thursday, May 7, 2015 and run through June 21. As winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2014, which was the second installment of the biennial event, Lindsey received among other things, a residency at 701 CCA and a solo exhibition at the center. In this exhibition, Lindsey uses the Center’s gallery to create a large-scale installation that responds to, and literally transforms, the traditional architecture of the space. Using man-made commercial construction materials, she has built pieces throughout the installation in such a way that they challenge our pre-conceived notions of beauty, function, and public space. The large forms, placed throughout the gallery, not only redefine their surrounding environment, but also speak to the radical change the artist has effected in the appearance of their materials. She has given the nondescript raw materials of the builder and architect a way to take on a mysterious life of their own. Lindsey (b. 1985) received her MFA from the University of South Carolina in Columbia and in 2008 earned a BFA from the University of South Florida. She teaches art as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina. Her work has been included in some 20 exhibitions in Florida and South Carolina. Lindsey is an interdisciplinary artist who explores drawing, painting, sculpture and installation with unconventional materials and processes. For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA 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 and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Monday, June 22

Mission: History Summer Camp

Robert Mills Carriage House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

History will come to life through interactive activities and exploration of the gardens, grounds and houses of Historic Columbia. Children ages 8 to 12 are invited to take an adventure in time as we explore what it was like to live in the past! Each day, kids will have a mission to explore a different aspect of history including food, archaeology, music, art, storytelling and even silent film through games, crafts and play.

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Tuesday, June 23

Mission: History Summer Camp

Robert Mills Carriage House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

History will come to life through interactive activities and exploration of the gardens, grounds and houses of Historic Columbia. Children ages 8 to 12 are invited to take an adventure in time as we explore what it was like to live in the past! Each day, kids will have a mission to explore a different aspect of history including food, archaeology, music, art, storytelling and even silent film through games, crafts and play.

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Wednesday, June 24

Mission: History Summer Camp

Robert Mills Carriage House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

History will come to life through interactive activities and exploration of the gardens, grounds and houses of Historic Columbia. Children ages 8 to 12 are invited to take an adventure in time as we explore what it was like to live in the past! Each day, kids will have a mission to explore a different aspect of history including food, archaeology, music, art, storytelling and even silent film through games, crafts and play.

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Thursday, June 25

Mission: History Summer Camp

Robert Mills Carriage House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

History will come to life through interactive activities and exploration of the gardens, grounds and houses of Historic Columbia. Children ages 8 to 12 are invited to take an adventure in time as we explore what it was like to live in the past! Each day, kids will have a mission to explore a different aspect of history including food, archaeology, music, art, storytelling and even silent film through games, crafts and play.

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Friday, June 26

Mission: History Summer Camp

Robert Mills Carriage House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

History will come to life through interactive activities and exploration of the gardens, grounds and houses of Historic Columbia. Children ages 8 to 12 are invited to take an adventure in time as we explore what it was like to live in the past! Each day, kids will have a mission to explore a different aspect of history including food, archaeology, music, art, storytelling and even silent film through games, crafts and play.

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Saturday, June 27

2015 Midlands Baby, Kids & Family Expo

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

The Midlands Baby, Kids & Family Expo returns to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Last year, hundreds of families came out for a full day of learning and fun! The Expo focuses on sharing essential resources regarding safety, health & wellness, pregnancy, special needs, education, and other important family topics, products, and services. The 2015 Expo fills both floors of the Convention Center with exhibits, workshops, and fun, interactive activity zones. Free admission and free activities for the whole family focusing on learning, pampering, and fun to include crafts, fitness zones, health screenings, bounce houses, face painting, stage performances, and much more. A special thank you to our sponsors: BlueChoice HealthPlan Medicaid Palmetto Parent St. Peters Catholic School South Carolina Virtual Charter School For more information please contact info@CarolinaFamilyExpos.com.

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Sunday, June 28

Church on the Lake

2000 Johnson Marina Road Chapin, SC

Church on the Lake runs June 14 through August 16.  It begins at 8:30 a.m. and lasts about 45 minutes.  Come around 8:10 or 8:15 for coffee and donuts!  This service will be held at Woodman of the World, 2000 Johnson Marina Road, Chapin, SC.  Salem Methodist Church began this lake service many years ago.  The dress is casual & everyone is welcome.  There are chairs there or you may bring your own.

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Sunday, July 05

Church on the Lake

2000 Johnson Marina Road Chapin, SC

Church on the Lake runs June 14 through August 16.  It begins at 8:30 a.m. and lasts about 45 minutes.  Come around 8:10 or 8:15 for coffee and donuts!  This service will be held at Woodman of the World, 2000 Johnson Marina Road, Chapin, SC.  Salem Methodist Church began this lake service many years ago.  The dress is casual & everyone is welcome.  There are chairs there or you may bring your own.

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Monday, July 06

McDonald's Buy One GIVE One

McDonald's in the Greater Columbia Metro Area

On the first Monday of the month, when you buy one Happy Meal, we’ll donate one to a child in need.

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Thursday, July 09

Moonlight Cemetery & Secrets from the Grave Tours

Elmwood Cemetery, 501 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201

One hundred and sixty years of history will come to life during our popular Cemetery Tours! Grab your flashlight as we tour one of Columbia's oldest cemeteries and discover centuries of stories etched in stone on the markers and headstones found within Elmwood Cemetery's acres of carefully planned grounds. The perfect after-work activity, our cemetery tours are an event the whole family will enjoy. Choose from two tour options every month through September: • Secrets from the Grave Tours, 7:30 pm: Join us before dark to study the symbols found on many of the markers and headstones in this historic cemetery. • Moonlight Cemetery Tours, 8 & 8:30 pm: Tour Elmwood Cemetery and discuss the lives, burials, cemetery plots and tombstones of families and prominent citizens from Columbia's 19th and 20th centuries.

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Saturday, July 11

South Carolina Strike Out HD Bowling Bash

AMF Columbia Lanes 1732 Bush River Road Columbia, SC 29210

Join us for South Carolina's 2nd Annual Huntington's Disease Bowl-A-Thon --- Strike Out HD! $12 registration per individual includes two hours of bowling, including shoes! Check out the details below and register today! Join us at: AMF Columbia Lanes 1732 Bush River Road Columbia, SC 29210 Time: Sign In & Registration 11:30AM Bowling: 12PM - 2PM Visit www.hdsa.org/columbiastrikeouthd for more details. Email curehdinsc@gmail.com or call Kim Austin at (803)452-NOHD(6643).

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Sunday, July 12

Church on the Lake

2000 Johnson Marina Road Chapin, SC

Church on the Lake runs June 14 through August 16.  It begins at 8:30 a.m. and lasts about 45 minutes.  Come around 8:10 or 8:15 for coffee and donuts!  This service will be held at Woodman of the World, 2000 Johnson Marina Road, Chapin, SC.  Salem Methodist Church began this lake service many years ago.  The dress is casual & everyone is welcome.  There are chairs there or you may bring your own.

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Tuesday, July 14

WomenHeart Support Group

2001 Laurel St, Columbia

WomenHeart Columbia is a local chapter of the women’s support network for heart disease survivors, provided exclusively by Providence Hospital. Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, women heart disease survivors come together to meet and offer support to each other, as well as, enjoy educational talks by healthcare professionals. There is no fee to participate in this support group.

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Thursday, July 16

GAME NIGHT SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER

The Granery Hotel, 1539 Horseshoe Drive Columbia, SC

The South Carolina Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (SCCAABE) Is pleased to present its GAME NIGHT SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER Spades and Bid Whist Tournament Series Every Third Thursday 6 PM to 9 PM At The Granery Hotel Located at 1539 Horseshoe Drive Columbia, SC Tournament Entrance Fee is $10 per person Proceeds benefit the Josie K. Claiborne Annual Scholarship Fund. For more information, contact David Stone 803-345-4577 or Bettye Morris 803-217-6042

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Bid Whist and Spades Scholaship Fundraiser

Granary Hotel 1539 Horseshoe Drive Columbia S.C. 29223

The South Carolina Chapter of AABE American Association of Black in Energy and Black Pages will be hosting the Bid Whist and Spades Scholaship Fundraiser. The cost for each person will be $10.00. The proceeds from this event will benefit the organization’s Josie K. Claiborne scholarship fund. American Association of Black in Energy (AABE) is a national organization of energy professionals founded and dedicated to ensuring that African Americans and other minorities have an opportunity to provide input in discussions and developments in energy policies, research and development technology, and environmental issues. Through mentoring and scholarships, AABE addresses the lack of minorities in the technical fields of science, math, and engineering.

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The Order and the Beauty of the Jewish Garden in the Roman Empire

306 Flora Dr, Columbia, South Carolina 29223

Are you enjoying growing your tomatoes this summer? Did you know that there were particularly Jewish gardens in the past? In this presentation, Dr. John Mandsager will show how early rabbinic Jewish literature (ca. 3rd century C.E.) presents a sophisticated spatial vision of Jewish rural life. He will discuss the garden in particular to show how the early rabbis imagine agricultural space to be well-ordered, while visually communicating the Jewish farmer’s Jewishness. Rabbinic attention to geometric precision in the creation of garden beds, in order to abide by the biblical prohibition against mixing crops in the same space (Lev 19:19 and Deut 22:9-11), and with an eye towards order and beauty, demonstrates the scrupulousness of the Jewish farmer, and overlaps and competes with gardens found in Roman villas. Roman spaces and Roman authors discussing the villa are overt in their presentation of aesthetic spatial ideals, and villas mixed ornamental and agricultural growth to utilitarian and aesthetic effect: in this presentation, he will show that the rabbinic attention to spatial details creates gardens that would not be foreign to Romans, yet emphasizes a particularly Jewish approach to gardening. The garden as a whole visually demonstrates the aesthetic refinement and managerial skill of the estate-owner, while the rabbinic garden additionally communicates the adherence to biblical law that marks the space as distinctly Jewish. Please RSVP to lauries@jcccolumbia.org

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Friday, July 17

60th Annual Beaufort Water Festival

1014 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29902

This year, Beaufort, S.C., celebrates the 60th anniversary of its Beaufort Water Festival (#BFTWaterFestival), a 10-day annual event that captures the coastal town’s Lowcountry culture and cuisine. With activities and events for everyone, the 2015 festival takes place from July 17 through July 26. To learn more about the festival and the town that Coastal Living readers named “American’s Happiest Seaside Town”, visit www.BeaufortSC.org and www.bftwaterfestival.com.

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Saturday, July 18

2015 Bump, Baby & Kidz Expo

Trenholm Park Gymnasium, 3900 Covenant Road, Columbia, SC 29229

2015 Bump, Baby & Kidz Expo - Columbia, SC The Bump, Baby & Kidz Expo is THE premier pregnancy and parenting event in Columbia, a one day extravaganza of "all things baby" for new moms and moms-to-be, as well as their friends and family. Not your mass-expo event, this ELITE experience is a true treat for new and expectant parents. You'll meet Columbia's most experienced professionals, be able to check out the finest products and find out about and register for premiere services. Event highlights: stage presentations, meet & greet with your favorite character, diaper dash, one-stop shopping, face-painting vendor (face and bump painting for $3-$10 per person), educational seminars, giveaways, relaxing mommy pampering area, kids FUN zone, food vendors, bounce houses, kids crafts, a maternity & baby wearing fashion show and a mom & baby product area where you can test the products you've been dreaming of! The Bump, Baby & Kidz Expo is the new and expectant moms opportunity to CELEBRATE her pregnancy. Expectants, new parents, their family and friends are all welcome to this truly special event. Rain or shine event! Admission: one non-perishable food item per person 13 and over (12 and under Free) Register for free tickets today! http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bump-baby-kidz-expo-tickets-15150805467?ref=ebtn Location: Trenholm Park Gymnasium, 3900 Covenant Road, Columbia, SC 29204 Date: July 18, 2015 Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm W:bbkexpos.com E: bbkexpos@gmail.com F: facebook.com/bbkexpos T: twitter.com/bbkexpos NOTE: Make this a day of total fun and bring your swimsuit and visit the Trenholm Park Pool located next door to the Expo facility. Don't forget your sun screen. Vendor and sponsorship opportunities available! Email bbkexpos@gmail.com for more

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60th Annual Beaufort Water Festival

1014 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29902

This year, Beaufort, S.C., celebrates the 60th anniversary of its Beaufort Water Festival (#BFTWaterFestival), a 10-day annual event that captures the coastal town’s Lowcountry culture and cuisine. With activities and events for everyone, the 2015 festival takes place from July 17 through July 26. To learn more about the festival and the town that Coastal Living readers named “American’s Happiest Seaside Town”, visit www.BeaufortSC.org and www.bftwaterfestival.com.

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Repticon Columbia Reptile & Exotic Animal Show

Jamil Temple 206 Jamil Rd. Columbia, SC 29210

Repticon Columbia is a reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. Exciting, educational, family-oriented fun for everyone! Hours: Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm (VIP Entry at 9:00am) Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm (No VIP Early Entry) Admission: Adults - $10, Children (5-12) - $5, Under 5 - Free Visit our website for special offers on 2-day and VIP tickets

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Bump, Baby & Kidz Expo

Trenholm Park Gymnasium, 3900 Covenant Road, Columbia, SC 29204

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: JEANETTE DEMPSEY PRODUCER BUMP, BABY & KIDZ EXPOS 803.381.7733 bbkexpos@gmail.com www.bbkexpos.com Macaroni Kid Columbia - Producers Seeking Local & National Sponsors for their First Annual Consumer Oriented Trade Show Columbia, SC – Macaroni Kid Columbia producer of the first annual "Bump, Baby & Kidz Expo" invite the most trend setting baby and children product manufacturers and service providers to participate in their consumer oriented trade show to be held at Trenholm Park Gymnasium, 3900 Covenant Road, Columbia on July 18 2015 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Bump, Baby & Kidz Expo is a one-of-a-kind, one-day event for "hip moms, trendy tots and posh children" presenting all things baby and children in an atmosphere attractive to manufacturers, retailers and consumers alike. This exclusive event is expected to draw more than 300 attendees and focuses on safety, education, health, fashion, design trends, products and services appealing to Columbia families. The Bump, Baby & Kidz Expo uniquely combines aspects of both a trade show and a consumer show. Manufacturers may use Bump, Baby & Kidz Expo as a vehicle to launch new products, build relationships with potential vendors, create profitable co-op opportunities and obtain valuable consumer input for use in product development and targeted marketing. Consumers with a knowledgeable baby and children market awareness will be able to find the latest products and most desired fashion lines that will ensure their children’s individuality. Generally trade shows are strictly reserved for manufacturers and consumer shows for retailers. We feel we have created a formula that successfully brings together the best of both worlds. This show is unique in that it affords opportunities for just about anyone interested in the rapidly expanding up to the minute, high-quality segment of the prenatal to school years market. This one day event is expected to showcase the latest and ultimate products and services displayed in 50+ booths. An array of items will be featured for baby and children safety, education, health & beauty and wellness. There will also be safety demonstration, children entertainment, pregnancy & babywearing fashion show, train rides, meet & greet with characters, face painting and much more!. The Bump, Baby & Kidz Expo will be the "must attend" baby and children event of the season. Health Providers, Hospitals and Manufacturers are encouraged to participate on any of several levels; sponsorships, exhibits or promotions. For more information on Bump, Baby & Kidz Expo or to reserve your space now, contact Jeanette Dempsey at 803.381.7733 or by e-mail at bbkexpos@gmail.com.

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Sunday, July 19

Church on the Lake

2000 Johnson Marina Road Chapin, SC

Church on the Lake runs June 14 through August 16.  It begins at 8:30 a.m. and lasts about 45 minutes.  Come around 8:10 or 8:15 for coffee and donuts!  This service will be held at Woodman of the World, 2000 Johnson Marina Road, Chapin, SC.  Salem Methodist Church began this lake service many years ago.  The dress is casual & everyone is welcome.  There are chairs there or you may bring your own.

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Dollar Sunday at Historic Columbia

The Gift Shop at Robert Mills, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Residents of Richland and Lexington Counties are invited to take a guided tour of one of our historic house museums for just $1! Visit the Robert Mills House, Hampton-Preston Mansion or the Mann-Simons Site. General admission prices apply for any house tours after the first. Walk-ins welcome! Tours begin at the top of the hour from 1 pm - 4 pm. Purchase admission and meet for tours at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills.

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60th Annual Beaufort Water Festival

1014 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29902

This year, Beaufort, S.C., celebrates the 60th anniversary of its Beaufort Water Festival (#BFTWaterFestival), a 10-day annual event that captures the coastal town’s Lowcountry culture and cuisine. With activities and events for everyone, the 2015 festival takes place from July 17 through July 26. To learn more about the festival and the town that Coastal Living readers named “American’s Happiest Seaside Town”, visit www.BeaufortSC.org and www.bftwaterfestival.com.

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Repticon Columbia Reptile & Exotic Animal Show

Jamil Temple 206 Jamil Rd. Columbia, SC 29210

Repticon Columbia is a reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. Exciting, educational, family-oriented fun for everyone! Hours: Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm (VIP Entry at 9:00am) Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm (No VIP Early Entry) Admission: Adults - $10, Children (5-12) - $5, Under 5 - Free Visit our website for special offers on 2-day and VIP tickets

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Monday, July 20

60th Annual Beaufort Water Festival

1014 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29902

This year, Beaufort, S.C., celebrates the 60th anniversary of its Beaufort Water Festival (#BFTWaterFestival), a 10-day annual event that captures the coastal town’s Lowcountry culture and cuisine. With activities and events for everyone, the 2015 festival takes place from July 17 through July 26. To learn more about the festival and the town that Coastal Living readers named “American’s Happiest Seaside Town”, visit www.BeaufortSC.org and www.bftwaterfestival.com.

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Tuesday, July 21

60th Annual Beaufort Water Festival

1014 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29902

This year, Beaufort, S.C., celebrates the 60th anniversary of its Beaufort Water Festival (#BFTWaterFestival), a 10-day annual event that captures the coastal town’s Lowcountry culture and cuisine. With activities and events for everyone, the 2015 festival takes place from July 17 through July 26. To learn more about the festival and the town that Coastal Living readers named “American’s Happiest Seaside Town”, visit www.BeaufortSC.org and www.bftwaterfestival.com.

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Mended Hearts Support Group

2701 Laurel Street, Classroom 3, Columbia - Providence Health Education Center

Mended Hearts is a national non-profit organization made up of nearly 18,000 individuals in 300 chapters nationwide who share their stories by volunteering their time to visit patients in the hospital. Every 3rd Tuesday of each month, volunteers that are all past heart patients, meet to connect with others in order to answer questions and provide comfort to current heart patients dealing with the same situation. There is no fee to participate in this support group.

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Wednesday, July 22

60th Annual Beaufort Water Festival

1014 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29902

This year, Beaufort, S.C., celebrates the 60th anniversary of its Beaufort Water Festival (#BFTWaterFestival), a 10-day annual event that captures the coastal town’s Lowcountry culture and cuisine. With activities and events for everyone, the 2015 festival takes place from July 17 through July 26. To learn more about the festival and the town that Coastal Living readers named “American’s Happiest Seaside Town”, visit www.BeaufortSC.org and www.bftwaterfestival.com.

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Thursday, July 23

60th Annual Beaufort Water Festival

1014 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29902

This year, Beaufort, S.C., celebrates the 60th anniversary of its Beaufort Water Festival (#BFTWaterFestival), a 10-day annual event that captures the coastal town’s Lowcountry culture and cuisine. With activities and events for everyone, the 2015 festival takes place from July 17 through July 26. To learn more about the festival and the town that Coastal Living readers named “American’s Happiest Seaside Town”, visit www.BeaufortSC.org and www.bftwaterfestival.com.

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Friday, July 24

60th Annual Beaufort Water Festival

1014 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29902

This year, Beaufort, S.C., celebrates the 60th anniversary of its Beaufort Water Festival (#BFTWaterFestival), a 10-day annual event that captures the coastal town’s Lowcountry culture and cuisine. With activities and events for everyone, the 2015 festival takes place from July 17 through July 26. To learn more about the festival and the town that Coastal Living readers named “American’s Happiest Seaside Town”, visit www.BeaufortSC.org and www.bftwaterfestival.com.

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Saturday, July 25

60th Annual Beaufort Water Festival

1014 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29902

This year, Beaufort, S.C., celebrates the 60th anniversary of its Beaufort Water Festival (#BFTWaterFestival), a 10-day annual event that captures the coastal town’s Lowcountry culture and cuisine. With activities and events for everyone, the 2015 festival takes place from July 17 through July 26. To learn more about the festival and the town that Coastal Living readers named “American’s Happiest Seaside Town”, visit www.BeaufortSC.org and www.bftwaterfestival.com.

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Sunday, July 26

Church on the Lake

2000 Johnson Marina Road Chapin, SC

Church on the Lake runs June 14 through August 16.  It begins at 8:30 a.m. and lasts about 45 minutes.  Come around 8:10 or 8:15 for coffee and donuts!  This service will be held at Woodman of the World, 2000 Johnson Marina Road, Chapin, SC.  Salem Methodist Church began this lake service many years ago.  The dress is casual & everyone is welcome.  There are chairs there or you may bring your own.

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60th Annual Beaufort Water Festival

1014 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29902

This year, Beaufort, S.C., celebrates the 60th anniversary of its Beaufort Water Festival (#BFTWaterFestival), a 10-day annual event that captures the coastal town’s Lowcountry culture and cuisine. With activities and events for everyone, the 2015 festival takes place from July 17 through July 26. To learn more about the festival and the town that Coastal Living readers named “American’s Happiest Seaside Town”, visit www.BeaufortSC.org and www.bftwaterfestival.com.

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Sunday, August 02

Church on the Lake

2000 Johnson Marina Road Chapin, SC

Church on the Lake runs June 14 through August 16.  It begins at 8:30 a.m. and lasts about 45 minutes.  Come around 8:10 or 8:15 for coffee and donuts!  This service will be held at Woodman of the World, 2000 Johnson Marina Road, Chapin, SC.  Salem Methodist Church began this lake service many years ago.  The dress is casual & everyone is welcome.  There are chairs there or you may bring your own.

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Monday, August 03

McDonald's Buy One GIVE One

McDonald's in the Greater Columbia Metro Area

On the first Monday of the month, when you buy one Happy Meal, we’ll donate one to a child in need.

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Sunday, August 09

Church on the Lake

2000 Johnson Marina Road Chapin, SC

Church on the Lake runs June 14 through August 16.  It begins at 8:30 a.m. and lasts about 45 minutes.  Come around 8:10 or 8:15 for coffee and donuts!  This service will be held at Woodman of the World, 2000 Johnson Marina Road, Chapin, SC.  Salem Methodist Church began this lake service many years ago.  The dress is casual & everyone is welcome.  There are chairs there or you may bring your own.

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Tuesday, August 11

WomenHeart Support Group

2001 Laurel St, Columbia

WomenHeart Columbia is a local chapter of the women’s support network for heart disease survivors, provided exclusively by Providence Hospital. Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, women heart disease survivors come together to meet and offer support to each other, as well as, enjoy educational talks by healthcare professionals. There is no fee to participate in this support group.

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Thursday, August 13

Moonlight Cemetery & Secrets from the Grave Tours

Elmwood Cemetery, 501 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201

One hundred and sixty years of history will come to life during our popular Cemetery Tours! Grab your flashlight as we tour one of Columbia's oldest cemeteries and discover centuries of stories etched in stone on the markers and headstones found within Elmwood Cemetery's acres of carefully planned grounds. The perfect after-work activity, our cemetery tours are an event the whole family will enjoy. Choose from two tour options every month through September: • Secrets from the Grave Tours, 7:30 pm: Join us before dark to study the symbols found on many of the markers and headstones in this historic cemetery. • Moonlight Cemetery Tours, 8 & 8:30 pm: Tour Elmwood Cemetery and discuss the lives, burials, cemetery plots and tombstones of families and prominent citizens from Columbia's 19th and 20th centuries.

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Sunday, August 16

Church on the Lake

2000 Johnson Marina Road Chapin, SC

Church on the Lake runs June 14 through August 16.  It begins at 8:30 a.m. and lasts about 45 minutes.  Come around 8:10 or 8:15 for coffee and donuts!  This service will be held at Woodman of the World, 2000 Johnson Marina Road, Chapin, SC.  Salem Methodist Church began this lake service many years ago.  The dress is casual & everyone is welcome.  There are chairs there or you may bring your own.

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Dollar Sunday at Historic Columbia

The Gift Shop at Robert Mills, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Residents of Richland and Lexington Counties are invited to take a guided tour of one of our historic house museums for just $1! Visit the Robert Mills House, Hampton-Preston Mansion or the Mann-Simons Site. General admission prices apply for any house tours after the first. Walk-ins welcome! Tours begin at the top of the hour from 1 pm - 4 pm. Purchase admission and meet for tours at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills.

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Tuesday, August 18

Mended Hearts Support Group

2701 Laurel Street, Classroom 3, Columbia - Providence Health Education Center

Mended Hearts is a national non-profit organization made up of nearly 18,000 individuals in 300 chapters nationwide who share their stories by volunteering their time to visit patients in the hospital. Every 3rd Tuesday of each month, volunteers that are all past heart patients, meet to connect with others in order to answer questions and provide comfort to current heart patients dealing with the same situation. There is no fee to participate in this support group.

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Thursday, August 20

GAME NIGHT SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER

The Granery Hotel, 1539 Horseshoe Drive Columbia, SC

The South Carolina Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (SCCAABE) Is pleased to present its GAME NIGHT SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER Spades and Bid Whist Tournament Series Every Third Thursday 6 PM to 9 PM At The Granery Hotel Located at 1539 Horseshoe Drive Columbia, SC Tournament Entrance Fee is $10 per person Proceeds benefit the Josie K. Claiborne Annual Scholarship Fund. For more information, contact David Stone 803-345-4577 or Bettye Morris 803-217-6042

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Bid Whist and Spades Scholaship Fundraiser

Granary Hotel 1539 Horseshoe Drive Columbia S.C. 29223

The South Carolina Chapter of AABE American Association of Black in Energy and Black Pages will be hosting the Bid Whist and Spades Scholaship Fundraiser. The cost for each person will be $10.00. The proceeds from this event will benefit the organization’s Josie K. Claiborne scholarship fund. American Association of Black in Energy (AABE) is a national organization of energy professionals founded and dedicated to ensuring that African Americans and other minorities have an opportunity to provide input in discussions and developments in energy policies, research and development technology, and environmental issues. Through mentoring and scholarships, AABE addresses the lack of minorities in the technical fields of science, math, and engineering.

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Sunday, August 23

Craft & Kvell

Katie & Irwin Kahn JCC, 306 Flora Drive, Columbia SC 29223

JCC: Craft & Kvell Sunday,August 23, 2015 | 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Do you have a pile of photos you want to get into your scrapbook? Have you been pinning things on Pinterest but haven’t had a quiet moment to do any crafting? Is your yarn stash getting a little out of hand? Bring your projects to the JCC for a day of fun crafting with new and old friends at our Craft & Kvell. We’ll provide table space, light refreshments, and a raffle to win a prize pack – you bring your paper, yarn, deco mesh, paints, die cutter – or whatever else you use to create! Please RSVP so we can have enough tables out for everyone! Invite a friend! $3 JCC Members | $5 community Please RSVP to the JCC - Call us at 803.787.2023 Future Date: Sunday, October 18, 2015

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Craft & Kvell

Katie & Irwin Kahn JCC, 306 Flora Drive, Columbia SC 29223

JCC: Craft & Kvell Sunday,August 23, 2015 | 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Do you have a pile of photos you want to get into your scrapbook? Have you been pinning things on Pinterest but haven’t had a quiet moment to do any crafting? Is your yarn stash getting a little out of hand? Bring your projects to the JCC for a day of fun crafting with new and old friends at our Craft & Kvell. We’ll provide table space, light refreshments, and a raffle to win a prize pack – you bring your paper, yarn, deco mesh, paints, die cutter – or whatever else you use to create! Please RSVP so we can have enough tables out for everyone! Invite a friend! $3 JCC Members | $5 community Please RSVP to the JCC - Call us at 803.787.2023 Future Date: Sunday, October 18, 2015

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