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Saturday, August 29

Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Randy Riggle Nostalgia Show

Jamil Shrine Temple, 206 Jamil Rd, Columbia SC 29210

Nostalgia Show with Randy Riggle (Aud) When:Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 Where:Jamil Temple, 206 Jamil Road, Columbia, SC 29210, United States (map) Description Randy Riggle Comedian and Impersonator Doors Open 7pm Show starts at 8pm Tickets: Stage level (first two rows) $25 All other seats $20 All seats Reserved Tickets available thru the office 803-772-9380 More information on Randy Riggle go to standupcomedian​.com

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The Girls Golf Clinics

James E. Clyburn Golf Center

The James E. Clyburn Golf Center, a LPGA-USGA Girls Golf site, is hosting free golf clinics for girls ages 5-18 every other Saturday through October 31, 2015. The James E. Clyburn Golf Center is located at 2091 Slighs Avenue. The Girls Golf Clinics will be held from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Clinics will not be held if the Saturday falls on a holiday. Attendees will learn the fundamentals, etiquette and rules of golf. No equipment is necessary. To register, please call the Cyburn Golf Center at 803-255-8920, email smmcdaniel@columbiasc.net or visit the center's page online, http://www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/athletics/golf.

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Holy Ghost Fired Days Under the Tent

Potter's Community Park, Elgin, SC

August 26-31, 2015 Holy Ghost Fire Days Under the Tent Revival, Potter’s Community Park, Highway 1, Elgin, S.C. 12 Noon and 7 p.m. daily. Featuring Apostle Ray Coughran, Pastor Cheryl Coughran of West Palm Beach, Florida and Apostle Margie Gallman of The Revival Center Northeast, Lugoff, S.C. 29078. Free and open to the public. Call 803-572-0282 for additional information.

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Columbia High School Centennial Reunion

SC National Guard ARmory

1915 (A Night of Memories) 2015 "The Old Columbia High School Centennial Reunion" Enjoy a night of reminiscing with old friends and new with one common theme, "Remembering" The Old High School Enjoy Food, DJ and Live Music and most of all Reliving Great Memories with Friends, Cost: $40 per person,$65 a Couple until August 10th LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE. NO TICKETS SOLD AT DOOR. You will be checked in upon arrival. Make Checks Payable to: CHSC (Columbia High School Centennial) Mail Checks to: CHSC, 1168 Peninsula Dr, Prosperity,SC, 29127. DO NOT MAIL CASH. Attire: Casual

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Columbia High School Centennial Reunion

SC National Guard ARmory

1915 (A Night of Memories) 2015 "The Old Columbia High School Centennial Reunion" Enjoy a night of reminiscing with old friends and new with one common theme, "Remembering" The Old High School Enjoy Food, DJ and Live Music and most of all Reliving Great Memories with Friends, Cost: $40 per person,$65 a Couple until August 10th LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE. NO TICKETS SOLD AT DOOR. You will be checked in upon arrival. Make Checks Payable to: CHSC (Columbia High School Centennial) Mail Checks to: CHSC, 1168 Peninsula Dr, Prosperity,SC, 29127. DO NOT MAIL CASH. Attire: Casual

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1st Annual Moose Lodge Car Show

1541 Old Dunbar Rd, West Columbia, SC

This car show is a fundraiser for Cayce Moose Family Center & successive charities.. Preregistration for cars in advance or day of @8am.. Trophy & Cash Purse for People's Choice or 1st place.. cars 1920-1980 welcome.. Gates open to public 10am Concessions & music Good Family Fun

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Suit and Tie Initiative and Career Fair

Ecclesia Church of God in Christ

11:00am - 12:45pm: FREE JOB TRAINING AND LIFE SKILLS WORKSHOPS (register for free at http://www.ecclesia1.org/suit-and-tie-initiative.html) 1pm-3pm FREE CAREER FAIR: Drop off resumes, pick up and complete applications with local companies looking to hire people today! 1pm-3pm: FREE SUIT AND TIE BUSINESS WEAR GIVEAWAY! Gently used suits, ties, dress shirts, cuff links, shoes, and dress socks being given away on a first come first serve basis absolutely FREE!!!!

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Sunday, August 30

PBC to Host Eighth Day in Concert

Pinewood Baptist Church

Pinewood Baptist Church will host Eighth Day (www.eighthdaymusic.com/) in concert Sunday, August 30, 2015, at 6:30 PM. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served after the concert. A love offering will be received, a nursery will be provided. Pinewood Baptist is located on Highway 261 in Pinewood. For more information, please contact the church office at (803) 452-5373 or visit the website at www.pinewoodbaptist.org.

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Holy Ghost Fired Days Under the Tent

Potter's Community Park, Elgin, SC

August 26-31, 2015 Holy Ghost Fire Days Under the Tent Revival, Potter’s Community Park, Highway 1, Elgin, S.C. 12 Noon and 7 p.m. daily. Featuring Apostle Ray Coughran, Pastor Cheryl Coughran of West Palm Beach, Florida and Apostle Margie Gallman of The Revival Center Northeast, Lugoff, S.C. 29078. Free and open to the public. Call 803-572-0282 for additional information.

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Monday, August 31

Holy Ghost Fired Days Under the Tent

Potter's Community Park, Elgin, SC

August 26-31, 2015 Holy Ghost Fire Days Under the Tent Revival, Potter’s Community Park, Highway 1, Elgin, S.C. 12 Noon and 7 p.m. daily. Featuring Apostle Ray Coughran, Pastor Cheryl Coughran of West Palm Beach, Florida and Apostle Margie Gallman of The Revival Center Northeast, Lugoff, S.C. 29078. Free and open to the public. Call 803-572-0282 for additional information.

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

More details >>

Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Tuesday, September 01

Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Ministry School Revival

Living Water Christian Outreach Center Church

MINISTRY SCHOOL REVIVAL Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday Night September 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2015 7:00 p.m. Nightly To be held at: Living Water Christian Outreach Center Church 2229-D Decker Boulevard Columbia, S.C. 29206 Reverend Yvonne Sanders, Pastor 803-699-9346 SPEAKER Prophetess Maxine Thomas Nassau, Bahamas

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Wednesday, September 02

Learning Floral Design – Terrariums & Container Gardens

302 Artisans at Senate's End, 302 Senate St, Columbia, SC 29201

Presented by the Floral Design School of Columbia You will learn the basics of terrarium and container garden design and be able to create beautiful pieces for yourself and your friends. Dates: September 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th Time: 6:00 til 8:00 pm Location: 302 Artisans at Senate’s End, 302 Senate Street, Columbia, SC BYOB - Light hors d’oeuvres provided Make reservations at least 1 week prior to class date by contacting Denyse Nodden, denyse@floraldesignschoolofcolumbia or 803-730-5096 Cost is $40 per person per class • all supplies provided Come have some fun and walk away proud of your creation!

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

More details >>

Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Thursday, September 03

Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Weekly Farmers Market

302 Artisans at Senate's End, 302 Senate St, Columbia, SC 29201

Fresh produce Free-range eggs Local honey Stone ground girts & meal SC Certified jarred goods PLUS Food Truck, Local artisans, and more!

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Friday, September 04

Columbia Baroque Concert, Across the Water with Columbia Baroque: “The River Thames”

Recital Hall University of South Carolina School of Music 813 Assembly St. Columbia, SC, 29208

Join Columbia Baroque with special guest artist Danny Jenkins, countertenor, to enjoy music composed and performed in London featuring solo and duet opera arias by Handel, Vivaldi and Monteverdi; “Sound the Trumpet” by Purcell; and instrumental chamber music performed by the ensemble. Columbia Baroque ensemble performers are Brittnee Siemon, mezzo soprano; Jean Hein, Baroque recorders; Erika Cutler, Baroque violin; Gail Ann Schroeder, viola da gamba; and Jerry Curry, harpsichord. A Pre-Concert Talk will be given by Sarah Williams at 7:00 p.m. with the Concert beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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Homeschool Friday | Slaves, Abolitionists and Entrepreneurs: The Lives of African Americans Before the Civil War

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

Join us in celebrating African American heritage during the month of Jubilee! From the voices of slave children in South Carolina to the experiences of local freedmen Celia Mann and Ben Delane and famous freedman Frederick Douglass, learn about what it meant to be a slave, an abolitionist and an entrepreneur before the Civil War. All homeschool students are invited to participate in Historic Columbia's Homeschool Friday programs. Each month's program includes hands-on activities while students learn and explore different themes and historic sites. Homeschool Fridays programs are designed for students of elementary and middle school age levels. Reservations are suggested.

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

More details >>

Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Happy Hour History Tours | The Vista

Publix Super Market, 501 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201

In September, our monthly Happy Hour program expands into our popular Happy Hour History tours of the Congaree Vista! Get to know the Vista like never before on this guided walking tour, complete with cocktail and appetizer stops along the way. It's the perfect way to start your weekend! The guided tours meet in the Publix parking lot on Gervais Street and explore the history and architecture of the Vista. Admission includes cocktails and appetizers along the way.

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Saturday, September 05

The plight of prisoners during the Civil War

Rivers Bridge State Historic Site, 325 State Park Rd., Ehrahrdt,S.C.

Ms. Karen Stokes will discuss the suffering and life in the Union prison camps at Forts Pulaski and Delaware. She will also sign copies of the books she has written about that conflict.

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Chapin Labor Day Festival

Chapin, SC

A weekend full of family fun! Join us September 5-7 for live music, good food, and more! FULL SCHEDULE Saturday, September 5 Walk or Run a Crooked 5k to benefit Meals on Wheels at Crooked Creek Park Sunday, September 6 Concert on Beaufort Street (Sponsored by Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative) featuring Anthony Charles and the Blues Dolphins Monday, September 7 Labor Day Parade begins at 9:30 am (Streets close at 9 am) Classic Car Show (Sponsored by Taylor's Automotive and Newberry Car Buffs) - Mt. Horeb Parking lot of Beaufort Street Children's Carnival area - (Sponsored by EXIT Midlands Realty) on Clark Street Live Music on Beaufort Street stage (next to Tipsy Toad Tavern) - featuring Shelby Raye at 11:00 am and the Keith Dominick Band at 11:45 am Vendors Galore on Beaufort & Clark Streets

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2015: The Year Of Shag, the S.C. State Dance Celebration

Two Locations: Main & Hamptson St & State House

Join the Capital City Shag Club for the S.C. State Dance Celebration, "2015: The Year of Shag." Registration is now open. Two days, location and times: Sat.,Sept. 5 1-11 p.m. Main & Hampton St. Sun., Sept. 1-5 p.m. State House

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The Girls Golf Clinics

James E. Clyburn Golf Center

The James E. Clyburn Golf Center, a LPGA-USGA Girls Golf site, is hosting free golf clinics for girls ages 5-18 every other Saturday through October 31, 2015. The James E. Clyburn Golf Center is located at 2091 Slighs Avenue. The Girls Golf Clinics will be held from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Clinics will not be held if the Saturday falls on a holiday. Attendees will learn the fundamentals, etiquette and rules of golf. No equipment is necessary. To register, please call the Cyburn Golf Center at 803-255-8920, email smmcdaniel@columbiasc.net or visit the center's page online, http://www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/athletics/golf.

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Sunday, September 06

Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Chapin Labor Day Festival

Chapin, SC

A weekend full of family fun! Join us September 5-7 for live music, good food, and more! FULL SCHEDULE Saturday, September 5 Walk or Run a Crooked 5k to benefit Meals on Wheels at Crooked Creek Park Sunday, September 6 Concert on Beaufort Street (Sponsored by Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative) featuring Anthony Charles and the Blues Dolphins Monday, September 7 Labor Day Parade begins at 9:30 am (Streets close at 9 am) Classic Car Show (Sponsored by Taylor's Automotive and Newberry Car Buffs) - Mt. Horeb Parking lot of Beaufort Street Children's Carnival area - (Sponsored by EXIT Midlands Realty) on Clark Street Live Music on Beaufort Street stage (next to Tipsy Toad Tavern) - featuring Shelby Raye at 11:00 am and the Keith Dominick Band at 11:45 am Vendors Galore on Beaufort & Clark Streets

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Monday, September 07

Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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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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Chapin Labor Day Festival

Chapin, SC

A weekend full of family fun! Join us September 5-7 for live music, good food, and more! FULL SCHEDULE Saturday, September 5 Walk or Run a Crooked 5k to benefit Meals on Wheels at Crooked Creek Park Sunday, September 6 Concert on Beaufort Street (Sponsored by Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative) featuring Anthony Charles and the Blues Dolphins Monday, September 7 Labor Day Parade begins at 9:30 am (Streets close at 9 am) Classic Car Show (Sponsored by Taylor's Automotive and Newberry Car Buffs) - Mt. Horeb Parking lot of Beaufort Street Children's Carnival area - (Sponsored by EXIT Midlands Realty) on Clark Street Live Music on Beaufort Street stage (next to Tipsy Toad Tavern) - featuring Shelby Raye at 11:00 am and the Keith Dominick Band at 11:45 am Vendors Galore on Beaufort & Clark Streets

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Tuesday, September 08

Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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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, September 09

Learning Floral Design – Terrariums & Container Gardens

302 Artisans at Senate's End, 302 Senate St, Columbia, SC 29201

Presented by the Floral Design School of Columbia You will learn the basics of terrarium and container garden design and be able to create beautiful pieces for yourself and your friends. Dates: September 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th Time: 6:00 til 8:00 pm Location: 302 Artisans at Senate’s End, 302 Senate Street, Columbia, SC BYOB - Light hors d’oeuvres provided Make reservations at least 1 week prior to class date by contacting Denyse Nodden, denyse@floraldesignschoolofcolumbia or 803-730-5096 Cost is $40 per person per class • all supplies provided Come have some fun and walk away proud of your creation!

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Zion Hopewell Full gospel Worship Center

323 Zion Hopewell Road Gilbert South Carolina

Living in The Glory Zone Kingdom Builder's Revival

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Thursday, September 10

Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Weekly Farmers Market

302 Artisans at Senate's End, 302 Senate St, Columbia, SC 29201

Fresh produce Free-range eggs Local honey Stone ground girts & meal SC Certified jarred goods PLUS Food Truck, Local artisans, and more!

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Zion Hopewell Full gospel Worship Center

323 Zion Hopewell Road Gilbert South Carolina

Living in The Glory Zone Kingdom Builder's Revival

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Moonlight Cemetery & Secrets from the Grave Tours

Elmwood Cemetery, 501 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC

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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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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Friday, September 11

Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Happy Hour History Tours | The Vista

Publix Super Market, 501 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201

In September, our monthly Happy Hour program expands into our popular Happy Hour History tours of the Congaree Vista! Get to know the Vista like never before on this guided walking tour, complete with cocktail and appetizer stops along the way. It's the perfect way to start your weekend! The guided tours meet in the Publix parking lot on Gervais Street and explore the history and architecture of the Vista. Admission includes cocktails and appetizers along the way.

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Zion Hopewell Full gospel Worship Center

323 Zion Hopewell Road Gilbert South Carolina

Living in The Glory Zone Kingdom Builder's Revival

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Saturday, September 12

Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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The Girls Golf Clinics

James E. Clyburn Golf Center

The James E. Clyburn Golf Center, a LPGA-USGA Girls Golf site, is hosting free golf clinics for girls ages 5-18 every other Saturday through October 31, 2015. The James E. Clyburn Golf Center is located at 2091 Slighs Avenue. The Girls Golf Clinics will be held from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Clinics will not be held if the Saturday falls on a holiday. Attendees will learn the fundamentals, etiquette and rules of golf. No equipment is necessary. To register, please call the Cyburn Golf Center at 803-255-8920, email smmcdaniel@columbiasc.net or visit the center's page online, http://www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/athletics/golf.

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Sunday, September 13

Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Monday, September 14

Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Tuesday, September 15

Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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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, September 16

Learning Floral Design – Terrariums & Container Gardens

302 Artisans at Senate's End, 302 Senate St, Columbia, SC 29201

Presented by the Floral Design School of Columbia You will learn the basics of terrarium and container garden design and be able to create beautiful pieces for yourself and your friends. Dates: September 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th Time: 6:00 til 8:00 pm Location: 302 Artisans at Senate’s End, 302 Senate Street, Columbia, SC BYOB - Light hors d’oeuvres provided Make reservations at least 1 week prior to class date by contacting Denyse Nodden, denyse@floraldesignschoolofcolumbia or 803-730-5096 Cost is $40 per person per class • all supplies provided Come have some fun and walk away proud of your creation!

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Thursday, September 17

Early Adventures: Dirt Diggers

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

How do we know what happened in a certain spot 100 years ago? The answer is archaeology! Come to Historic Columbia to learn about all the scientific, historical and dirty parts of archaeology—after all, how can you learn about archaeology without getting a little dirty? Our Early Adventures program introduces children from ages 3-5 to history through games, crafts and stories in monthly one-hour events. To learn more about how to schedule an Early Adventures program for your daycare or group, visit historiccolumbia.org.

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Sandlapper Singers host "Singing with the Stars Costume Party" 20th Anniversary Kick Off event

701 Whaley

Singing with the Stars Costume Party September 17 6:30-9:30 p.m. 701 Whaley Open bar: beer and wine Great hors d’oeuvres by Michael’s Catering Desserts and coffee Tickets: $25 per person Emcees: Walter Graham and Terrance Henderson Everyone is invited to dress as your favorite singer/ star or come as you are. All Sandlapper Singers and guests who choose to do so will wear an outfi t, costume, makeup or other attire that will identify them as their favorite singing “star.” All our stars will have the chance to walk the “red carpet” and pose for pictures. Fabulous prizes awarded for the Best Dressed! Costume suggestions: Elvis, Lady Ga-Ga, Doris Day, Chuck Berry, Stevie Wonder,The Supremes, Elton John, Vanilla Ice, Johnny Cash and June Carter, The Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffet, Frank Sinatra (The Rat Pack), Ozzie Osbourne, KISS ad infi nitum. Entertainment: Dick Goodwin for listening and dancing ... so dance and sing the night away with the Dick Goodwin Quintet and some star-studded “surprise” performers.

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Weekly Farmers Market

302 Artisans at Senate's End, 302 Senate St, Columbia, SC 29201

Fresh produce Free-range eggs Local honey Stone ground girts & meal SC Certified jarred goods PLUS Food Truck, Local artisans, and more!

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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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Friday, September 18

Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Happy Hour History Tours | The Vista

Publix Super Market, 501 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201

In September, our monthly Happy Hour program expands into our popular Happy Hour History tours of the Congaree Vista! Get to know the Vista like never before on this guided walking tour, complete with cocktail and appetizer stops along the way. It's the perfect way to start your weekend! The guided tours meet in the Publix parking lot on Gervais Street and explore the history and architecture of the Vista. Admission includes cocktails and appetizers along the way.

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Saturday, September 19

Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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The Girls Golf Clinics

James E. Clyburn Golf Center

The James E. Clyburn Golf Center, a LPGA-USGA Girls Golf site, is hosting free golf clinics for girls ages 5-18 every other Saturday through October 31, 2015. The James E. Clyburn Golf Center is located at 2091 Slighs Avenue. The Girls Golf Clinics will be held from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Clinics will not be held if the Saturday falls on a holiday. Attendees will learn the fundamentals, etiquette and rules of golf. No equipment is necessary. To register, please call the Cyburn Golf Center at 803-255-8920, email smmcdaniel@columbiasc.net or visit the center's page online, http://www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/athletics/golf.

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Farmville

EdVenture Children's Museum

EdVenture Children Museum is proud to present Farmville, an annual family-friendly farm festival on September 19 from 10am-3pm. Through unique hands-on experiences, children will see the concept of farm to market to table in action as they learn about farm animals, farm machinery, and the fresh produce that keeps us healthy. Enjoy toddler tractor races, animal mask art activities, a petting farm, face painting, folk dancing, a straw maze and more! Farmville is free with museum admission.

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Sunday, September 20

Dollar Sunday at the Hampton-Preston Mansion

The Gift Shop at Robert Mills, 1616 Blanding St., 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! This month, visit the Hampton-Preston Mansion for Dollar Sunday. General admission prices apply for any house tours after the first. Walk-ins welcome! Tours leave 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 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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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Monday, September 21

Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Tuesday, September 22

Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Columbia Small Plate Crawl

Columbia, SC

During the three day culinary event, Crawlers travel from restaurant to restaurant, sampling the best of Columbia’s culinary scene. Participating restaurants will offer special Small Plate Menus priced from $4 to $10 showcasing their cuisine and Chef’s talent. A Crawl Guide indicates hours each restaurant will be participating during the three day culinary event. From the event website (http://columbiasmallplatecrawl.com) Crawlers peruse restaurant menus, print the Crawl Guide and use the interactive map to plan their path and crawl. Crawlers scan a QR Code during checkout at each stop to be automatically entered into prize drawings! after the Crawl. This is a rain-or-shine event. Small plates taste just as great no matter what the weather. Come hungry! Follow the latest Crawl news by following Columbia Small Plate Crawl on Facebook at /columbiasmallplatecrawl.

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Wednesday, September 23

Learning Floral Design – Terrariums & Container Gardens

302 Artisans at Senate's End, 302 Senate St, Columbia, SC 29201

Presented by the Floral Design School of Columbia You will learn the basics of terrarium and container garden design and be able to create beautiful pieces for yourself and your friends. Dates: September 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th Time: 6:00 til 8:00 pm Location: 302 Artisans at Senate’s End, 302 Senate Street, Columbia, SC BYOB - Light hors d’oeuvres provided Make reservations at least 1 week prior to class date by contacting Denyse Nodden, denyse@floraldesignschoolofcolumbia or 803-730-5096 Cost is $40 per person per class • all supplies provided Come have some fun and walk away proud of your creation!

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Thursday, September 24

Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Weekly Farmers Market

302 Artisans at Senate's End, 302 Senate St, Columbia, SC 29201

Fresh produce Free-range eggs Local honey Stone ground girts & meal SC Certified jarred goods PLUS Food Truck, Local artisans, and more!

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Friday, September 25

Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Happy Hour History Tours | The Vista

Publix Super Market, 501 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201

In September, our monthly Happy Hour program expands into our popular Happy Hour History tours of the Congaree Vista! Get to know the Vista like never before on this guided walking tour, complete with cocktail and appetizer stops along the way. It's the perfect way to start your weekend! The guided tours meet in the Publix parking lot on Gervais Street and explore the history and architecture of the Vista. Admission includes cocktails and appetizers along the way.

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Saturday, September 26

Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Mountain Dulcimer Workshop

Trinity United Methodist Church, 155 Blythewood Rd, Blythewood, SC 29016

Have you ever wanted to play a musical instrument but thought it was too late to learn? Now is your opportunity. A Mountain Dulcimer Workshop, sponsored by the Dulcimores of Blythewood, will be presented Saturday, September 26, 2015, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at Trinity United Methodist Church in Blythewood, SC. It will feature nationally known dulcimer player and instructor, Dave Haas, as special guest teacher and performer. Classes will be held for intermediate/advanced, novice, and beginner players, followed by a free concert featuring Dave Haas. The cost for the workshop is $45 in advance or $50 at the door. The public is invited to the concert free of charge. For more information and registration, refer to our web page: www.dulcimores.com. If you have further questions, you may contact Loretta at (803) 429-1319 or Betsy at (803) 960-3918.

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The Girls Golf Clinics

James E. Clyburn Golf Center

The James E. Clyburn Golf Center, a LPGA-USGA Girls Golf site, is hosting free golf clinics for girls ages 5-18 every other Saturday through October 31, 2015. The James E. Clyburn Golf Center is located at 2091 Slighs Avenue. The Girls Golf Clinics will be held from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Clinics will not be held if the Saturday falls on a holiday. Attendees will learn the fundamentals, etiquette and rules of golf. No equipment is necessary. To register, please call the Cyburn Golf Center at 803-255-8920, email smmcdaniel@columbiasc.net or visit the center's page online, http://www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/athletics/golf.

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Sunday, September 27

Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Scarecrows in the Garden Workshop

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

Looking to create a historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrow to decorate your home this fall or to enter in our Scarecrows in the Garden Contest? Join us at the Robert Mills Carriage House for this workshop designed to give you the skills needed to sculpt your handcrafted scarecrow. As part of the workshop, you will receive guided instruction, a scarecrow kit and inspiration from scarecrows who have visited our gardens in previous years. Bring clothes and items from home to personalize your scarecrow!

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Monday, September 28

Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Tuesday, September 29

Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

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

Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour passes. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations, and participants are welcome to enter more than one scarecrow. The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit will be on display on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and is open to the public during normal business hours Tuesdays through Sundays from throughout the entire month of October.

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Wednesday, September 30

Learning Floral Design – Terrariums & Container Gardens

302 Artisans at Senate's End, 302 Senate St, Columbia, SC 29201

Presented by the Floral Design School of Columbia You will learn the basics of terrarium and container garden design and be able to create beautiful pieces for yourself and your friends. Dates: September 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th Time: 6:00 til 8:00 pm Location: 302 Artisans at Senate’s End, 302 Senate Street, Columbia, SC BYOB - Light hors d’oeuvres provided Make reservations at least 1 week prior to class date by contacting Denyse Nodden, denyse@floraldesignschoolofcolumbia or 803-730-5096 Cost is $40 per person per class • all supplies provided Come have some fun and walk away proud of your creation!

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Thursday, October 01

Weekly Farmers Market

302 Artisans at Senate's End, 302 Senate St, Columbia, SC 29201

Fresh produce Free-range eggs Local honey Stone ground girts & meal SC Certified jarred goods PLUS Food Truck, Local artisans, and more!

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Scarecrows in the Garden | Exhibit Opening

Gardens of the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Scarecrows have taken over the Robert Mills House gardens! Presented by Palmetto Parent, this free exhibit features handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, businesses, organizations and classrooms. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. Keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve,” a mischievous scarecrow hiding somewhere on the grounds in a new location each week.

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Friday, October 02

BBQ Blues & Jazz Concert featuring Lenny Williams / Second Nature & Special Guests

Historic Harriet Barber House, 116 Barberville Loopm Hopkins, SC 29061

This years concert features BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND THE LEGENDARY, SOUL SENSATION "LENNY WILLIAMS", The TOP 40 SOUNDS of "SECOND NATURE", R&B Singer and Columbia's own "CARLOS SANTAN", CHEF FAT BACK & THE GROOVE BAND with special guest LISA HAYNES & JESSE SUMTER and THE JAMES BROWN EXPERIENCE BAND & SHOW (5 BANDS) for only $25!!...... the Ticket price for this fundraiser includes general admission, entertainment and food. $20 in advance $25 At The Gate (Day of Concert) Special VIP PREFERRED STAGE SIDE SEATING $50.00. Both Tickets Admission prices come with FOOD. Tickets can be purchased online at www.congareeswampfest.com . Be prepared to sit under the stars....Feel Free To Bring your lawn chairs and coolers!! Additional TICKETS are also "ON SALE" online at: www.congareeswampfest.com, PAPA JAZZ RECORD SHOPPE (5 Points), 2014 Greene Street, Columbia, SC (803) 256-0095 and Bewitched Hair Salon, 6420 Garners Ferry Road Columbia, SC 29209 (803) 647-7875. A cash bar is offered for beer, wine and soda; we strongly encourage guests to drink responsibly. All proceeds benefit SERCO's educational component. Sponsored By SERCO and The Richland County Hospitality Tax Fund.

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Scarecrows in the Garden | Exhibit Opening

Gardens of the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Scarecrows have taken over the Robert Mills House gardens! Presented by Palmetto Parent, this free exhibit features handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, businesses, organizations and classrooms. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. Keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve,” a mischievous scarecrow hiding somewhere on the grounds in a new location each week.

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Jamil Shriners 5th Annual BBQ Cookoff

Jami Shrine Temple 206 Jamil Rd Columbia SC 29210

Jamil Shriners 5th Annual Barbeque Cook off Friday Oct 2 from 6:30 -10pm - "Anything But BBQ" Saturday Oct 3 from 10am until - Boston Butt tasting and Boston Butt Pick up All Proceeds to Support The Shriners Hospitals for Children Transportation Fund Tickets: Adults $12.00 - Children 6 to 14 years old $6.00 - under 6 free Boston Butt - whole $30 each Team entry fee: $150.00 The BBQ will be judged by the SBN (Southern BBQ Network) First Place $800 - Second Place $400 - Third Place $300 Friday night 6:30-10pm Anything but pork tasting Live music by JT Steele and The Hired Hands Saturday 10am- until BBQ tasting Whole Butt Pick -up Awards Ceremony Contact The Jamil Shrine Temple 803-772-9380

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13th Annual SwampFest - Part I: An Evening of BBQ, Blues & Jazz

Historic Harriet Barber House, 116 Barberville Road, Hopkins, SC 29061

The 13th Annual ever popular SwampFest will be held on Friday, October 2, 2013, and Saturday, October 3, 2015. SwampFest is a unique two-day opportunity to celebrate the rich heritage of Lower Richland County. Evening of BBQ, Blues & Jazz Friday, October 2nd - 7:00 PM Historic Harriet Barber House - 116 Barberville Loop - Hopkins, SC 29061 (off Lower Richland Boulevard) Back by popular demand, will R&B legend Lenny Williams, soulful singer Carlos Santan of Atlanta, GA, Second Nature (Top 40 Band & Show) of Camden, SC, local icon Chef Fatback and The Groove Band, and songstress Lisa Haynes backed by the Jesse “James Brown” Sumter Revue. Tickets for this fundraiser are $20.00, and include admission, food and entertainment ($25.00 – day of event). A Cash Bar will offer wine, beer & beverages. V.I.P. packages are also available. All proceeds will benefit SERCO’s educational component.

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Helicopter Golf Ball Drop

Win BIG and make a BIG difference in the lives of families and their children! At 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 2nd, 1,000 golf balls will be dropped from a helicopter onto the driving range at the Members Club at Woodcreek. The numbered golf ball landing in or closest to the hole wins $1,000! That winner could be YOU! One golf ball can be purchased for $10 or you can increase your chances to win and purchase 6 for $50. The more you buy the greater your odds of winning the grand prize. Only 1,000 golf balls will be sold. You do not have to be present to win. For more information or to purchase tickets please call 803-254-0118.

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Saturday, October 03

13th Annual Swampfest At The Congaree 2015 w/ The Atlas Road Crew Jeffrey Lampkin and Guests

Old Mt. Moriah Site / Congaree National Park, 1000 Old Bluff Road, Hopkins, SC 29061

SwampFest at the Congaree is held in two locations: Congaree National Park and the adjoining historic yard of the Old Mt. Moriah Site & Grounds. Record crowds of all ages from across the country, state and local areas gather for a day of FREE fun! Shuttles take guests from free parking to the Park for tours and nature activities, and to the actions in the "Yard" . ***More Performers To Be Announced*** Enjoy the FREE entertainment on the inspirational stage, this years " FREE CONCERT" features.....Gospel, Rock, Pop, Soul, Historic, & Inspirational Performers, Singers, and Live Bands starring THE ATLAS ROAD CREW, MELODIC HEARTS, JEFFREY LAMPKIN & FRANCIS MARION YOUNG GIFTED & BLACK, FYNE THYMES STRING BAND, THE BEULAH BOYS OF ATLANTA, KATRINA BLANDING, KAIZE ADAMS, MELODIC HEARTS, LOWER RICHLAND JUBILEE CHOIR (comprised of natives throughout the Lower Richland area and church choirs). SUMTER TRIBE OF CHERAW INDIANS, and lot's more! Also see and enjoy your favorite local and national (singers, dancers, bands, and other performers), hay/carnival rides, and prizes. This year there will be a GONG SHOW (it's going to be so exciting)!! Food and product and some of the CAROLINA'S MOST POPULAR VENDORS will also be on site; a special offering is....... SERCO's famous "SWAMP JUICE". Don't let the name SWAMPFEST fool you it's...... FAMILY/ FUN/ ACTIVITIES/ MUSIC/ & even MORE FUN!! BE THERE!!! Swamp Fest is sponsored by the Southeast Rural Community Outreach and is a local heritage tourism event made possible by a grant from the Richland County Hospitality Tax Fund. - See more at: www.congareeswampfest.com

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Scarecrows in the Garden | Exhibit Opening

Gardens of the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Scarecrows have taken over the Robert Mills House gardens! Presented by Palmetto Parent, this free exhibit features handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, businesses, organizations and classrooms. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. Keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve,” a mischievous scarecrow hiding somewhere on the grounds in a new location each week.

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13th Annual SwampFest - Part II: SwampFest at the Congaree

Festval Yard/Old Mt. Moriah, 1001 Old Bluff Rd. & Congaree National Park, 100 Nat'l Park Drive, Hopkins, SC 29061

The 13th Annual, ever-popular, SwampFest will be held on Friday, October 2, 2013, and Saturday, October 3, 2015. SwampFest is a unique two-day opportunity to celebrate the rich heritage of Lower Richland County. SwampFest at the Congaree Saturday, October 3rd - 11:00 AM Congaree National Park - 100 National Park Drive, Hopkins, SC 29061 Old Mount Moriah Yard - 1007 Old Bluff Road, Hopkins, SC 29061 SwampFest at the Congaree is a FREE event, and will take place in two locations – The Congaree National Park and the “Yard” of Old Mt. Moriah. Activities will run throughout the day, offering FREE admission and a great opportunity for visitors to experience the richly diverse culture of the Lower Richland Heritage Corridor. FREE parking will be available near the Old Mount Moriah festival site, with some limited free parking in the Congaree National Park. FREE shuttle buses will carry visitors to/from the festival site and the national park. The opening ceremony will be presented by the Lower Richland Veterans Formation. A wide array of artists will include new performers: Atlas Road Crew (A.R. C.), recently voted Wild Wing’s top “Red Hot & Rising Stars,” the Beulah Boys of Atlanta, and Sumter Tribe of Cheraw Indians. Joining them will be the Drumming Brothers, and singers Kaize Adams, Katrina Blanding, and Frances Marion YGB Gospel Choir. Exciting NEW features this year draw audience participation: 1st ever Lower Richland All-Area Jubilee Choir and SwampGong! Other activities presently include children’s carnival, wagon rides, guided tours of Congaree National Park, SwampFest Youth Art Contest, and food vendors. No matter the age or interest, there are activities for everyone! Bring your family and friends and enjoy a day out in Lower Richland County. The full schedule of events will be available on the park’s website at www.nps.gov/cong and at the official SwampFest site: www.congareeswampfest.com – check often for updates! SwampFest is sponsored by SERCO and the Richland County Hospitality Tax Fund. Please call (803) 261-5596, to obtain further information, schedule a press interview, become a vendor; or e-mail sercoevents@gmail.com.

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The Girls Golf Clinics

James E. Clyburn Golf Center

The James E. Clyburn Golf Center, a LPGA-USGA Girls Golf site, is hosting free golf clinics for girls ages 5-18 every other Saturday through October 31, 2015. The James E. Clyburn Golf Center is located at 2091 Slighs Avenue. The Girls Golf Clinics will be held from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Clinics will not be held if the Saturday falls on a holiday. Attendees will learn the fundamentals, etiquette and rules of golf. No equipment is necessary. To register, please call the Cyburn Golf Center at 803-255-8920, email smmcdaniel@columbiasc.net or visit the center's page online, http://www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/athletics/golf.

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Sunday, October 04

Scarecrows in the Garden | Exhibit Opening

Gardens of the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Scarecrows have taken over the Robert Mills House gardens! Presented by Palmetto Parent, this free exhibit features handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, businesses, organizations and classrooms. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. Keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve,” a mischievous scarecrow hiding somewhere on the grounds in a new location each week.

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Monday, October 05

Scarecrows in the Garden | Exhibit Opening

Gardens of the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Scarecrows have taken over the Robert Mills House gardens! Presented by Palmetto Parent, this free exhibit features handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, businesses, organizations and classrooms. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. Keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve,” a mischievous scarecrow hiding somewhere on the grounds in a new location each week.

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Tuesday, October 06

Scarecrows in the Garden | Exhibit Opening

Gardens of the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Scarecrows have taken over the Robert Mills House gardens! Presented by Palmetto Parent, this free exhibit features handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, businesses, organizations and classrooms. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. Keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve,” a mischievous scarecrow hiding somewhere on the grounds in a new location each week.

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Wednesday, October 07

Scarecrows in the Garden | Exhibit Opening

Gardens of the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Scarecrows have taken over the Robert Mills House gardens! Presented by Palmetto Parent, this free exhibit features handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, businesses, organizations and classrooms. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. Keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve,” a mischievous scarecrow hiding somewhere on the grounds in a new location each week.

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Thursday, October 08

Weekly Farmers Market

302 Artisans at Senate's End, 302 Senate St, Columbia, SC 29201

Fresh produce Free-range eggs Local honey Stone ground girts & meal SC Certified jarred goods PLUS Food Truck, Local artisans, and more!

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Scarecrows in the Garden | Exhibit Opening

Gardens of the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Scarecrows have taken over the Robert Mills House gardens! Presented by Palmetto Parent, this free exhibit features handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, businesses, organizations and classrooms. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. Keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve,” a mischievous scarecrow hiding somewhere on the grounds in a new location each week.

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Friday, October 09

Scarecrows in the Garden | Exhibit Opening

Gardens of the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Scarecrows have taken over the Robert Mills House gardens! Presented by Palmetto Parent, this free exhibit features handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, businesses, organizations and classrooms. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. Keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve,” a mischievous scarecrow hiding somewhere on the grounds in a new location each week.

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Saturday, October 10

Scarecrows in the Garden | Exhibit Opening

Gardens of the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Scarecrows have taken over the Robert Mills House gardens! Presented by Palmetto Parent, this free exhibit features handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, businesses, organizations and classrooms. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. Keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve,” a mischievous scarecrow hiding somewhere on the grounds in a new location each week.

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The Girls Golf Clinics

James E. Clyburn Golf Center

The James E. Clyburn Golf Center, a LPGA-USGA Girls Golf site, is hosting free golf clinics for girls ages 5-18 every other Saturday through October 31, 2015. The James E. Clyburn Golf Center is located at 2091 Slighs Avenue. The Girls Golf Clinics will be held from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Clinics will not be held if the Saturday falls on a holiday. Attendees will learn the fundamentals, etiquette and rules of golf. No equipment is necessary. To register, please call the Cyburn Golf Center at 803-255-8920, email smmcdaniel@columbiasc.net or visit the center's page online, http://www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/athletics/golf.

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Midlands Family Halloween Costume Swap

The Midlands Kids’ Directory will conduct a Family Halloween Costume Swap “Rewear, Respook & Rescare” on October 10, 2015 from 3:00 – 6:00pm. Bring your old, gently used Halloween Costumes to “swap” for a new-to-you costume. Anyone may participate in the exchange! Exchange up to 4 costumes, adult & children sizes allowed. Early Bird Participation Fee - $10 Event Day Participation Fee - $15 Simply bring a clean, gently used costume to the exchange and swap it for something “re-scarier.” Costumes should be in good condition without tears or stains. Costumes are not available for purchase. You must have a costume to swap. 3:00 - 4:30pm - drop off costumes and visit vendors while costumes are sorted and organized 4:30-6:00pm - "Swap 'til You Drop" VENDORS will be on site for cash & carry purchases. Vendors are required to bring candy or treats of some sort for the kids that attend the event as they will go from table to table to trick-or-treat from vendors. We do require that parents go to every vendor with their children in order to get candy and treats. For more information, contact the Midlands Kids’ Directory at (803) 470-1073.

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2015 Mayor's Walk Against Domestic Violence

Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street

The 9th annual Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015, beginning at 9 a.m. at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street. Mayor Steve Benjamin, Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine, domestic violence advocates and supporters will be in attendance. The walk is free and registration can be found online at http://gate.columbiasc.gov/mayorswalk/. Registration is also open for team captains and exhibitors. For more information about registration for the 9th Annual Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence, visit ColumbiaSC.net or call the Public and Media Relations Department at 803-545-3020.

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Sunday, October 11

The Magical Music of Harry Potter

Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College (7300 College Street, Irmo, SC 29063)

Meet us at platform 9 ¾ to hop on the Hogwarts Express with “conductor” Morihiko Nakahara and the enchanting musicians of the S.C. Philharmonic. Follow John Wil-liams’ score through the epic series of Harry Potter films as Morihiko’s wand introduces us to the instruments of the orchestra and the beloved magical characters – from Hermi-one to Hedwig – to whom the instruments give voice. We encourage you to don your house colors and school robes for a show of good magic, but no owls or rats, please! Sponsored by Rice Music and Capital City Lake Murray Country

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Scarecrows in the Garden | Exhibit Opening

Gardens of the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Scarecrows have taken over the Robert Mills House gardens! Presented by Palmetto Parent, this free exhibit features handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, businesses, organizations and classrooms. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. Keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve,” a mischievous scarecrow hiding somewhere on the grounds in a new location each week.

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Monday, October 12

Scarecrows in the Garden | Exhibit Opening

Gardens of the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Scarecrows have taken over the Robert Mills House gardens! Presented by Palmetto Parent, this free exhibit features handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, businesses, organizations and classrooms. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. Keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve,” a mischievous scarecrow hiding somewhere on the grounds in a new location each week.

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Tuesday, October 13

Scarecrows in the Garden | Exhibit Opening

Gardens of the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Scarecrows have taken over the Robert Mills House gardens! Presented by Palmetto Parent, this free exhibit features handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, businesses, organizations and classrooms. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. Keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve,” a mischievous scarecrow hiding somewhere on the grounds in a new location each week.

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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, October 14

Scarecrows in the Garden | Exhibit Opening

Gardens of the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Scarecrows have taken over the Robert Mills House gardens! Presented by Palmetto Parent, this free exhibit features handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, businesses, organizations and classrooms. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. Keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve,” a mischievous scarecrow hiding somewhere on the grounds in a new location each week.

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Thursday, October 15

Weekly Farmers Market

302 Artisans at Senate's End, 302 Senate St, Columbia, SC 29201

Fresh produce Free-range eggs Local honey Stone ground girts & meal SC Certified jarred goods PLUS Food Truck, Local artisans, and more!

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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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Scarecrows in the Garden | Exhibit Opening

Gardens of the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Scarecrows have taken over the Robert Mills House gardens! Presented by Palmetto Parent, this free exhibit features handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, businesses, organizations and classrooms. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. Keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve,” a mischievous scarecrow hiding somewhere on the grounds in a new location each week.

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Friday, October 16

Scarecrows in the Garden | Exhibit Opening

Gardens of the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Scarecrows have taken over the Robert Mills House gardens! Presented by Palmetto Parent, this free exhibit features handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, businesses, organizations and classrooms. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. Keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve,” a mischievous scarecrow hiding somewhere on the grounds in a new location each week.

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Saturday, October 17

Scarecrows in the Garden | Exhibit Opening

Gardens of the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Scarecrows have taken over the Robert Mills House gardens! Presented by Palmetto Parent, this free exhibit features handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, businesses, organizations and classrooms. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. Keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve,” a mischievous scarecrow hiding somewhere on the grounds in a new location each week.

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Palmetto Health Foundation Walk for Life/Race for Life

Finlay Park

One Morning. One Mission—beating breast cancer in the Midlands! Celebrate 25 years of taking steps against breast cancer in the Midlands with Palmetto Health Foundation by participating in this year’s Walk for Life/Race for Life on Saturday, Oct. 17 at Finlay Park in Columbia, S.C. Visit WalkForLifeColumbia.org today to start a team or register as an individual to participate in the 5K Walk, certified 5K Race or certified 10K Race. Registration is $30 for the Walk and $35 for the 5K and 10K Race through Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 11:59 p.m.; fees increase by $5 at midnight on Wednesday, Oct. 7. All proceeds stay in our community at Palmetto Health Breast Center. Join the conversation on social media by searching #WalkRaceForLife2015 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Kingdom's Treasure Box's Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast

Applebee's on 4505 Devine Street, Columbia, SC

This event will help provide meals, water and care packages for the homeless, senior citizens in elderly care and children in need.

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The Girls Golf Clinics

James E. Clyburn Golf Center

The James E. Clyburn Golf Center, a LPGA-USGA Girls Golf site, is hosting free golf clinics for girls ages 5-18 every other Saturday through October 31, 2015. The James E. Clyburn Golf Center is located at 2091 Slighs Avenue. The Girls Golf Clinics will be held from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Clinics will not be held if the Saturday falls on a holiday. Attendees will learn the fundamentals, etiquette and rules of golf. No equipment is necessary. To register, please call the Cyburn Golf Center at 803-255-8920, email smmcdaniel@columbiasc.net or visit the center's page online, http://www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/athletics/golf.

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Sunday, October 18

Scarecrows in the Garden | Exhibit Opening

Gardens of the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Scarecrows have taken over the Robert Mills House gardens! Presented by Palmetto Parent, this free exhibit features handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, businesses, organizations and classrooms. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. Keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve,” a mischievous scarecrow hiding somewhere on the grounds in a new location each week.

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Craft & Kvell

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

JCC: Craft & Kvell Sunday, October 18, 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

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Evening with Marcus Lattimore & Conner Foundation

Country Club of Lexington

The Christopher Conner Foundation, a grassroots fundraising organization that supports local musicians with education scholarships, medical assistance, and community programs of healing through music for children and adults, announced today that Marcus Lattimore will speak at the Foundation’s 8th annual Golf for Conner silent auction on October 18, 2015, at the Country Club of Lexington. “We are very excited to have Marcus join us in kicking off this year’s golf tournament,” said Dr. Shane Conner, President of the Christopher Conner Foundation. “We have several changes for this year’s Golf for Conner tournament, including a separate gala for the auction and raffle on Sunday night before the golf tournament on Monday,” Dr. Conner explained of the event that historically has taken place in a single day. “Music is an important part of our culture and I am happy to be a part of this great event that focuses on raising funds for music scholarships, medical hardships and community fundraisers for children and adults,” Lattimore said of his decision to speak at the Golf for Conner Silent Auction and Raffle Gala. The auction will feature artifacts for bid that are signed by Mr. Lattimore, as well as fine art, outdoor furniture, music lessons, golf rounds, vacation destinations, and much more. Sponsorship opportunities are also available and information can be obtained from the Foundation’s website.

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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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Monday, October 19

Scarecrows in the Garden | Exhibit Opening

Gardens of the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Scarecrows have taken over the Robert Mills House gardens! Presented by Palmetto Parent, this free exhibit features handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, businesses, organizations and classrooms. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. Keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve,” a mischievous scarecrow hiding somewhere on the grounds in a new location each week.

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Tuesday, October 20

Scarecrows in the Garden | Exhibit Opening

Gardens of the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Scarecrows have taken over the Robert Mills House gardens! Presented by Palmetto Parent, this free exhibit features handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, businesses, organizations and classrooms. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. Keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve,” a mischievous scarecrow hiding somewhere on the grounds in a new location each week.

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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, October 21

Scarecrows in the Garden | Exhibit Opening

Gardens of the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Scarecrows have taken over the Robert Mills House gardens! Presented by Palmetto Parent, this free exhibit features handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, businesses, organizations and classrooms. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. Keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve,” a mischievous scarecrow hiding somewhere on the grounds in a new location each week.

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Thursday, October 22

Weekly Farmers Market

302 Artisans at Senate's End, 302 Senate St, Columbia, SC 29201

Fresh produce Free-range eggs Local honey Stone ground girts & meal SC Certified jarred goods PLUS Food Truck, Local artisans, and more!

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Scarecrows in the Garden | Exhibit Opening

Gardens of the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Scarecrows have taken over the Robert Mills House gardens! Presented by Palmetto Parent, this free exhibit features handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, businesses, organizations and classrooms. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. Keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve,” a mischievous scarecrow hiding somewhere on the grounds in a new location each week.

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Friday, October 23

Scarecrows in the Garden | Exhibit Opening

Gardens of the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Scarecrows have taken over the Robert Mills House gardens! Presented by Palmetto Parent, this free exhibit features handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, businesses, organizations and classrooms. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. Keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve,” a mischievous scarecrow hiding somewhere on the grounds in a new location each week.

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Saturday, October 24

1st Annual Christmas Bazaar

Cayce Moose Lodge 1541 Old Dunbar Rd

Cayce Moose Lodge (1541 Old Dunbar Rd) is holding its 1st annual Christmas Bazaar Oct 24 9am-2pm and Sunday Oct 25th noon-3pm. We already have 24 booth spaces rented selling handmade items including wreaths, jewelry, decorations, afghans and much more

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SC Team Hope Walk for Huntington's Disease at Irmo Community Park

Irmo Community Park 7507 Eastview Drive Irmo, SC 29063

All participants receive a free Team Hope Walk T-Shirt, enjoy good food & refreshments, & get the opportunity to raise awareness & funds for HD families in the area. Registration is $20 for adults & $10 for students. Huntington's disease is a devastating, hereditary, degenerative brain disorder that results in a loss of cognitive, behavioral & physical control, & for which, presently, there is no cure. Cost: $20 Adults & $10 Students Phone: (803) 983-2052 Event url: www.hdsa.org/thwcolumbiasc

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Scarecrows in the Garden | Exhibit Opening

Gardens of the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Scarecrows have taken over the Robert Mills House gardens! Presented by Palmetto Parent, this free exhibit features handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, businesses, organizations and classrooms. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. Keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve,” a mischievous scarecrow hiding somewhere on the grounds in a new location each week.

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Walk to End Alzheimer's Columbia

Finlay Park - Taylor Street entrance

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Walk to End Alzheimer’s unites the entire community —in a display of combined strength and dedication in the fight against this devastating disease. While there is no fee to register, each participant is expected to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness. The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help each participant reach their fundraising goal. When you participate in Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel our mission-related initiatives of care, support and research. In addition, your actions, both through fundraising and participating in the event, help to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in your community. Take the first step to a world without Alzheimer’s by registering for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s!

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From Culture To Couture 2k15

Tapp's Arts Center, 1644 Main Street Columbia, SC 29201

We are extremely excited to announce our 2nd annual collaborative runway and networking event, Runway Fusion-From Culture To Couture 2k15. This year is going to be bigger and better with the unveiling of our Fall 2015 / Spring 2016 collection. We will be featuring local talents, vendors, a raffle, every ticket holder will leave with a swag bag loaded with goodies and also a pre-event reception for all VIP ticket holders from 5:00pm. - 6:00pm. We have a limited early bird special going on for both regular and VIP tickets so take advantage of it now!!! We cannot wait to share with you what wonderful SURPRISES we have in store.

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The Girls Golf Clinics

James E. Clyburn Golf Center

The James E. Clyburn Golf Center, a LPGA-USGA Girls Golf site, is hosting free golf clinics for girls ages 5-18 every other Saturday through October 31, 2015. The James E. Clyburn Golf Center is located at 2091 Slighs Avenue. The Girls Golf Clinics will be held from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Clinics will not be held if the Saturday falls on a holiday. Attendees will learn the fundamentals, etiquette and rules of golf. No equipment is necessary. To register, please call the Cyburn Golf Center at 803-255-8920, email smmcdaniel@columbiasc.net or visit the center's page online, http://www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/athletics/golf.

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Sunday, October 25

1st Annual Christmas Bazaar

Cayce Moose Lodge 1541 Old Dunbar Rd

Cayce Moose Lodge (1541 Old Dunbar Rd) is holding its 1st annual Christmas Bazaar Oct 24 9am-2pm and Sunday Oct 25th noon-3pm. We already have 24 booth spaces rented selling handmade items including wreaths, jewelry, decorations, afghans and much more

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Scarecrows in the Garden | Exhibit Opening

Gardens of the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Scarecrows have taken over the Robert Mills House gardens! Presented by Palmetto Parent, this free exhibit features handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, businesses, organizations and classrooms. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. Keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve,” a mischievous scarecrow hiding somewhere on the grounds in a new location each week.

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Columbia Area Out of the Darkness Walk

Riverfront Park

Support the South Carolina Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention by participating in the 11th Annual Columbia Out of the Darkness Community Walk on October 25, 2015 at Columbia Riverfront Park – 312 Laurel Street (corner of Laurel and Huger), 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (check-in and registration begins at 1:00 pm). Proceeds will benefit local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs. To register, donate or to learn more, please visit www.outofthedarkness.org, and click on “Find an Event Near You” or call 803-552-9318.

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Monday, October 26

Scarecrows in the Garden | Exhibit Opening

Gardens of the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Scarecrows have taken over the Robert Mills House gardens! Presented by Palmetto Parent, this free exhibit features handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, businesses, organizations and classrooms. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. Keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve,” a mischievous scarecrow hiding somewhere on the grounds in a new location each week.

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Tuesday, October 27

Scarecrows in the Garden | Exhibit Opening

Gardens of the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Scarecrows have taken over the Robert Mills House gardens! Presented by Palmetto Parent, this free exhibit features handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, businesses, organizations and classrooms. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. Keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve,” a mischievous scarecrow hiding somewhere on the grounds in a new location each week.

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Wednesday, October 28

Scarecrows in the Garden | Exhibit Opening

Gardens of the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Scarecrows have taken over the Robert Mills House gardens! Presented by Palmetto Parent, this free exhibit features handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, businesses, organizations and classrooms. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. Keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve,” a mischievous scarecrow hiding somewhere on the grounds in a new location each week.

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Thursday, October 29

Sandlapper Singers present "The Hit Parade"

Shandon Presbyterian Church, St. Martin's in the Fields Episcopal Church

“The Hit Parade” October 29th Shandon Presbyterian Church, 7:30pm October 30th St. Martin’s in the Fields, 7:30pm This concert will present an opportunity to see a candidate for the new artistic director of the Sandlapper Singers in action! We will sing a collection of the tunes most requested by our singers and friends, with special guests – Dick Goodwin Quintet and our 2015 scholarship winner, Stephanie Langford.

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Weekly Farmers Market

302 Artisans at Senate's End, 302 Senate St, Columbia, SC 29201

Fresh produce Free-range eggs Local honey Stone ground girts & meal SC Certified jarred goods PLUS Food Truck, Local artisans, and more!

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Scarecrows in the Garden | Exhibit Opening

Gardens of the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Scarecrows have taken over the Robert Mills House gardens! Presented by Palmetto Parent, this free exhibit features handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, businesses, organizations and classrooms. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. Keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve,” a mischievous scarecrow hiding somewhere on the grounds in a new location each week.

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Friday, October 30

Sandlapper Singers present "The Hit Parade"

Shandon Presbyterian Church, St. Martin's in the Fields Episcopal Church

“The Hit Parade” October 29th Shandon Presbyterian Church, 7:30pm October 30th St. Martin’s in the Fields, 7:30pm This concert will present an opportunity to see a candidate for the new artistic director of the Sandlapper Singers in action! We will sing a collection of the tunes most requested by our singers and friends, with special guests – Dick Goodwin Quintet and our 2015 scholarship winner, Stephanie Langford.

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Scarecrows in the Garden | Exhibit Opening

Gardens of the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Scarecrows have taken over the Robert Mills House gardens! Presented by Palmetto Parent, this free exhibit features handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, businesses, organizations and classrooms. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. Keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve,” a mischievous scarecrow hiding somewhere on the grounds in a new location each week.

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Saturday, October 31

Scarecrows in the Garden | Exhibit Opening

Gardens of the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Scarecrows have taken over the Robert Mills House gardens! Presented by Palmetto Parent, this free exhibit features handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, businesses, organizations and classrooms. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. Keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve,” a mischievous scarecrow hiding somewhere on the grounds in a new location each week.

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The Girls Golf Clinics

James E. Clyburn Golf Center

The James E. Clyburn Golf Center, a LPGA-USGA Girls Golf site, is hosting free golf clinics for girls ages 5-18 every other Saturday through October 31, 2015. The James E. Clyburn Golf Center is located at 2091 Slighs Avenue. The Girls Golf Clinics will be held from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Clinics will not be held if the Saturday falls on a holiday. Attendees will learn the fundamentals, etiquette and rules of golf. No equipment is necessary. To register, please call the Cyburn Golf Center at 803-255-8920, email smmcdaniel@columbiasc.net or visit the center's page online, http://www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/athletics/golf.

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Saturday, November 07

Carolina Kick-Off for a Cure

The Zone at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, SC

Carolina Kick-Off for a Cure is a fun and unique fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. We combine two of Gamecock Nation's favorite pastimes: food and football! Join hundreds of other Gamecock Nation fans as we enjoy an indoor tailgate feast of delicious food from some of the area's favorite food vendors. There will also be various activities for you to participate in: a silent auction of artwork, sports memorabilia and great getaways; a live auction of unique and valuable items; as well as games and other entertainment. The Gamecocks provide our main entertainment while we watch via big screen TVs in The Zone at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, SC. Our goal is to raise as much money as possible to support the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to cure and control cystic fibrosis (CF).

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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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Sunday, November 08

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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Tuesday, November 10

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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Saturday, November 14

City Hoops

Martin Luther King, Jr. Park

Come out and participate in Columbia's City Hoops, Instructional Basketball for Youth. Boys and girls between the ages of 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8 are eligible. The registration period is between September 1 - October 23, 2015. Clinics will begin on November 14. Register your child at any Community Center or at Parks and Recreation administration Office, 1111 Parkside Drive. There is a $25 fee for each participant. Scholarships are available for those who qualify. Every Child Plays! For more information, please call the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department at 803-545-3100.

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Sunday, November 15

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, November 17

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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