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Stop on your way out to Sesquicentennial State Park and let Solstice Kitchen pack your basket with gourmet sandwiches like this fried green tomato sandwich with thick bacon fresh lettuce & tomato on grilled toast! Ad page 9

Cupcake Flag by Cupcake

Planning a picnic for Memorial Day or Fourth of July? Let Cupcake in the Vista create a cupcake flag for a delicious and fun dessert! Ad page 11

Whether Little Pigs is on the way or not, drive to the home of the best barbeque in the South (Southern Living magazine) and pick up a pack of huge sandwiches! Choose from 3 sauces and the freshest cole slaw! Ad page 5

Heading to Finlay Park or Congaree National Park? Stop by Liberty Tap Room and let them prepare a gourmet picnic with fixings like this Spinach, Shrimp & Strawberry Salad! Ad page 7

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Located in Lower Richland County, Congaree National Park was authorized by Congress in 1976 to preserve the largest intact tract of oldgrowth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the southestern United States. A large picnic shelter is near the parking lot by the Harry Hampton Visitors Center. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. nps.gov/cong/index.htm

saluda shoals park

Located along the banks of the beautiful Saluda River, this 400 acre regional park offers picnic shelters with lighting, ceiling fans, charcoal grills and close proximity to restrooms and lighted parking. Shelters may be reserved for a fee. Call (803) 213-2053 Mon.-Fri. for more information or to make a reservation. icrc.net

Congaree National Park

sesquicentennial state park

Conveniently located just off Two Notch Road, Sesqui offers picnickers a good selection of shaded and sheltered tables near its 30-acre lake. Five picnic shelters picnic pads may be reserved for a fee. If shelters or picnic pads are not reserved, guests may use on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge. To reserve, call 1-866-345-PARK (7275) southcarolinaparks.com


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may 2, 9, 16 & 23 7-9pm

Music at Sandhill

Finesse - R&B/Dance Band | May 2 Men of Distinction - Beach/Party Band | May 9 The Boomers - Rock/Pop Band | May 16 Voltage Brothers - R&B/Party Band | May 23 www.villageatsandhill.com

may 1, 8, 15 & 22 6:30-10pm

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Riverbanks Botanical Garden. 803.779.8717 http://bit.ly/Xk4K0N

thru june 14 6-9pm

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thru JUNE 1 TUTANKHAMUN: RETURN OF THE KING Blockbuster exhibition! Breathtaking display of reproductions of the treasures of “King Tut” that awed the world when they toured decades ago & represents the greatest archaeological discovery in history. 301 Gervais St.

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Brian Conner & His Amazing Friends | May 3 SAY BROTHER | May 10 Elliott and the Untouchables | May 17 Jahson & The Natty Vibez Band | May 24 Bill's Pickin' Parlor Jam | May 31 Dallas Reese Band | June 7 Danielle Howle + Firework Show | June 14 803.794.6504. West Columbia Riverwalk http://on.fb.me/NxPE84

Owens Field Skate Park is where you’ll find fellow concrete disciples. Designed by worldrenowned Wally Hollyday, the park features 3 bowls, staircase and ramps. 16,000 square feet. 1351 Jim Hamilton Blvd. Open daily from Sunrise to Sundown. Free. (803) 545-3100

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Atlas Road Crew | May 1 Abbey Road Live | May 8 Weaving the Fate | May 15 Seventy Six and Sunny | May 22

Get ready for a mud-slingin' good time at Crooked Creek Park! Kids will tackle obstacle courses as they climb, jump, slide and crawl their way to messy, muddy fun! This is a free event for children aged 613. Shoes and shirt are required to participate. A signed waiver must be completed for each child attending the event. Registration starts at 10am. 803-345-6181 or www.icrc.net for more information. thru JUNE 29 MAMA LET’S MAKE A MOON Exhibition featuring original artwork from award winning artist and children's book author, Clay Rice. SC State Museum. 301 Gervais St. 803.898.4921 second Tues of every month thru DECEMBER 9 FAMILY NIGHT AT EDVENTURE Admission is only $1! 5-8PM. Call 803.779.3100. 211 Gervais Street. www.edventure.org

Every other Sat. CELLAR ON GREENE WINE TASTINGS 12-2pm. Over 30 bottles for you to try-before-you buy, plus discounts! $5 per person, waived with the purchase of two or more bottles. 803.343.3303 www.cellarongreene.com MAY 2-24 SHREK, THE MUSICAL Presented by Town Theatre. Wed.-Fri. at 8PM; Sun at 3PM. 1012 Sumter St. 803.799.2510


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Monetta Drive-in Theater

Family Fishing Clinics at Sesquicentennial State Park

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MAY 2-30 HAPPY HOUR HISTORY TOURS: The Vista 5:30-7PM. Guided walking tour, complete with cocktail & appetizer stops along the way. For reservations & more info: 803.252.1770 x 23 or historiccolumbia.org MAY 2-4 ORANGEBURG FESTIVAL OF ROSES Arts & Crafts, marketplace, entertainment, award-winning roses. festivalofroses.com

MAY 3 PICKIN’ & PIGGIN’ BBQ cook-off & music celebration at Saluda Shoals Park. 11AM-3PM. icrc.net MAY 4 THE BIG NOSH From 11AM-3PM. Celebrating “everything Jewish”! Food, entertainment & education. 803.787.2182. 6719 N. Trenholm Rd. MAY 10 TOUR DE MIDLANDS A race-worthy bicycle ride for

May 18th June 8th

enthusiasts of all abilities, to create awareness and provide community support, & funding for the Lexington Greenways Alliance. 803.606.1802

Learn the basics of fishing, from knot tying to lure selection and casting. Learn the skills to catch your next trophy fish or just enjoy some time outdoors with this fun hobby! From 1:30-4:30PM. Shelter 3. Spaces are limited. For more information, & to register, July 13th http://1.usa.gov/1iuoibD or call 803.737.8483. Aug 10th 9564 Two Notch Rd.

merchants, & restaurants will serve wine & hors d’oeuvres. 100 Block of East Main Street, Lex. lexingtonwinewalk.com

10AM-4PM. Free. Carnival pony rides, face painting/family event bluegrass bands. AC Flora Athletic Field; 1 Falcon Dr. Forest Acres. 803.787.5065

MAY 16-18 SC BOOK FESTIVAL MAY 26 MEMORIAL DAY More than 70 authors presenting in solo and panel CELEBRATION presentations! Shop & browse Commemoration at 12PM. for books, book-related items, Heritage Celebration at 1PM. Family-oriented day of fun, FREE & rare finds! Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, entertainment, a kiddy carnival, MAY 10 1101 Lincoln St. 803.771.2477 hay rides, and food/other LEXINGTON WINE vendors. 803.261.5596. MAY 17 WALK www.sercosc.org From 6-10pm. (Doors open at FOREST ACRES 5:45pm) Exhibitors, Main St. FESTIVAL MAY 10 GET IN THE PINK 5K, 10K race & Kids Fun Run. To raise awareness of & funds cancer research. Call 803.360.3820


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JUNE

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thru JUNE 14 NATURAL CURIOSITY & DIVERSE VOICES Explores human curiosity about nature. Natural specimens and artifacts collected over the past 200 years. McKissick Museum; USC Horseshoe. 803.777.7251

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Saturdays Soda City Market 8am - 12pm 1500 Main Street Block - Downtown Kershaw County Farmers Market 8am - 12pm 631 W. DeKalb Street, Camden, SC Lexington Farmers Market 9am - 1pm 206 Church St. Lexington (opens June 1) Irmo Farmers Market 9am - 12pm - 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month Carlisle Street in Irmo

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Punch several holes in the metal lid of a glass jar with a damp paper towel inside. Turn your house lights off. In your backyard, look for the blinking lights of fireflies near the grass or low branches of trees. Carefully guide into the jar. Only keep for a day or they’ll die. Release at night.

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Everyday South Carolina State Farmers Market 6am-9pm Monday-Saturday | Sunday 12pm-6pm 3483 Charleston Highway Tuesdays Sandhill Farmers Market 2pm - 7pm Clemson Road across from Village at Sandhill ursdays 3pm - 7pm Northeast Farmers Market Lake Carolina Town Center

Read! SC State Museum. 301 JUNE 7 Gervais St. 9am-4pm. Free. DAYLILY SHOW 11AM-5PM. Featuring hundreds JUNE 7 & 8 of modern daylily hybrids in COLUMBIA GUN & competition. Make selections KNIFE SHOW for your garden! Free. Maxcy Gregg Park; 1605 Park Circle. Featuring the largest Civil War Show in the world, with over 803.271.2489 1,000 tables of authentic Civil War weapons & memorabilia. JUNE 7 Admission. SC State STORYFEST Award-winning authors Nina Fairgrounds. 770.630.7296 Crews and Brian Lies will be JUNE 13 featured for this summer’s BRUNO MARS: reading kick-off event. This MOONSHINE year’s Collaborative Summer JUNGLE TOUR Library slogan is Fizz Boom 8PM. The GRAMMY®-winning

JUNE 14 ROLLIN’ ON THE RIVER 10AM-3PM. River celebration offers boating & tubing for all JUNE 14 ages. Hot dog lunch provided by COLUMBIA MINI Saluda Shoals Park. Vendors MAKER FAIRE display the latest paddle sports 9AM-5PM. Feature rockets and gear; great live music. robots, DIY science and 803.213.2056. $5 per person technology, alternative energy, before event, $10 day of event. unique hand-made crafts, music, local food, and JUNE 15-22 educational workshops and SOUTHEASTERN installations. EdVenture PIANO FESTIVAL Museum; 211 Gervais St. Guest Artist Leon Fleisher! 803.400.1132. edventure.org Nightly concerts; international piano competition; pre-college

global superstar will be joined by Aloe Blacc. Colonial Life Arena. 801 Lincoln St. 1.855.4.LMC.TIX


June 19-21

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FOCUS Lower Richland Heritage Corridor A unique 3-day event promoting Lower Richland County, SC Heritage Corridor. On the 19th from 6-9pm - a Juneteenth Reception, held at the Historic Harriet Barber House. Jonathan Green, renowned artist is the special guest. On June 20th at 9am, Gems of the Lower Richland Heritage Corridor features five tour options: Historic Sites, Congaree National Park, Equestrian Outing, Plantation & Farms, or Historic Cemeteries. The day’s culminating activity is a Farm-to-Table Feast on the grounds of the historic Wavering Place Plantation (12:30-3pm), offering locally grown/raised foods. On June 21st, there will also be a Youth Education Field Day, Workshop & Expo and lunch. Free. For more information, visit www.sercosc.org

Take a Quick Flight Somewhere North.

Hot outside? Wishing for a colder clime? Columbia Metropolitan Airport offers 40 non-stop flights daily to 11 major destinations, including Chicago (United), New York (Delta) and Philadelphia (US Airways). Round trip fares are reasonable if you stay over a Saturday night. www.columbiaairport.com

pianists training. USC School of appraisals of fine art, textiles, military memorabilia, furniture, Music; 813 Assembly Street. jewelry & more. 301 Gervais St. 803.777.1209 803.898.4999 JUNE 18-21 JUNE 23 & 24 COLUMBIA INTRO TO ROCKET FASHION WEEK Fashion, arts, chic mixers, live CAMP Be a rocket scientist! Learn how entertainment, exclusive to build and launch rockets! shopping and fashion 9AM-1PM. Ages 14-18. $75 fee. education. 803.701.0172. 803.929.3951. Held at 2600-A Richland Mall. Barhamville Road. columbiafashionweek.com www.thechallengercenter.net JUNE 21 JUNE 28 SUMMER STATE MUSEUM SENSATIONS ROADSHOW 11AM-1PM. For more info, From 9:30 am-4 pm. Local scstatefarmersmarket.com. experts to offer informal


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ThisSummer’s Top 10 Things to Do!

We're full of ideas for fun! In fact, we publish a weekly e-newsletter called This Week's Top 10 Things to Do! If you subscribe (for free) we will keep you entertained all year long. Scan the QR Code to subscribe (quick unsubscribe if you don't like it - highly doubtful) or go to our website and look at this week's list - you'll love it! hugerstreet.com Frankies Fun Park. This is the kind of place your kids dream about: wall-to-wall video games, an indoor bowling alley, outdoor race cars, a giant slide, and miniature golf. TripAdvisors’s Certificate of Excellence 2013. 140 Parkridge Dr. Columbia. (803) 781-2342 www.frankiesfunpark.com

June and peaks between July 4 - end of July. Southern Blues is located at 216 East Boundary Street, between Columbia Avenue and Chapin Road (Highway 76), downtown Chapin, SC. Take I-26 to exit 91. (803) 3607483 www.southernblueberries.com

Frankie’s Fun Park

Go Jump in a Lake! SCE&G operates public parks on both the Lexington and the Irmo sides of the Dam. Parks are open this year through September 12. Amenities: Picnic Facilities, Swimming with Beach, Boat Launch, Restrooms Operating Hours: Mon – Fri 11:00am – 7:00pm until May 5. After May 5 the park will stay open until 8:00pm Sat & Sun & Holidays 10am until 8:00pm Fees: $2.00 Motorcycles, $3:00 Cars & Trucks, $5.00 Buses. Prohibited: Alcoholic Beverages, Pets Pick Blueberries at Southern Blues Southern Blues is where friends meet and catch up while picking from over 500 blueberry bushes. Picking usually starts in mid-late Southern Blues

Relax with a very special date night. Summer is fun but summer is hectic. Slow it down with a night out on the town. Ruth's Chris is as special as it gets. Make a reservation. Get a sitter. Steak and lobster, a bottle of wine and your honey by your side. Splurge. Call 803-212-6666.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Throw a Watermelon Party. Nothing says “summer” like a sweet South Carolina watermelon. Take a drive to the SC State Farmers Market and pick up a nice selection for your party. Search online for watermelon recipes for unique and special dishes to serve your party guests. Our favorites: watermelon summer salad, avocadowatermelon-spinach salad and watermelon salsa. SC State Farmers Market 3483 Charleston Hwy, West Columbia, SC (803) 737-4664 scstatefarmersmarket.com


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SALUDA SHOALS PARK

Downtown Attractions Numbers on Downtown Map 2. Columbia Fire Dept. Museum {artifacts from the mid 1800’s forward} open weekdays 8:30-5. FREE 3. Columbia Museum of Art {Art from Ancient Egypt, the Renaissance and more} open Tues. - Sun. FEE

4. Riverfront Park & Historic Canal {paved trail along river, benches, park} FREE 5. Columbia Marionette Theatre {for children} open Saturdays 11am & 3pm FEE 6. Finlay Park {Fountain, lake, benches, playground} FREE

7. First Baptist Church {Civil War site. Signage in front} 8. SC Governors Mansion (Circa 1855} Tours by appt. Tues & Wed. 803-737-1710 9. Granby Park {riverside trail} FREE 10. Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce

11. Hampton Preston Mansion {built in 1818.} Tours Tues.-Sun. FEE 12. Koger Center for the Arts {performing arts center} 13. Manns-Simons Site {African American historic site.} Tours Tues.-Sun. FEE 14. Memorial Park {monuments to fallen SC soldiers}

15. McKissick Museum {University of SC museum} open Mon-Sat. FREE 17. Riverbanks Zoo & Garden {Top 10 Zoo & botanical garden} open daily 9-5. FEE 18. Richland County Library {main city library} open daily. 803.799.9084

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21. Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum open Tues. - Sat. & 1st Sunday of mo FEE 22. Township Auditorium {perfoming arts venue} 23. Trinity Episcopal Cathedral {historic cemetery)

25. Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home {Circa 1872} opens on Feb. 15, 2014 after renovations 27. EdVenture Children’s Museum (top notch museum} Open Tues. - Sun. FEE 28. Colonial Life Arena {performing arts & sports venue}

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Attend Lakeshore Services at Macedonia Evangelical Lutheran Church. For over 40 years this church, near Dreher Island State Park, has offered lakeside services each summer Sunday. This year, services begin on May 18 and continue through September 21. Worshippers come by boat, car, and bicycle Macedonia Lutheran Church to sit beneath the shady trees along the beautiful waterfront. Services begin at 8:30am and dress is casual. 49 Macedonia Church Road Prosperity SC (803) 364-3786 www.macedonialutheran.net Take your best friend for a romp in the park. Your pup deserves some fun this summer too. Off-leash dog parks: Emily Douglas Dog Park (2500 Wheat St. Columbia); Sesquicentennial State Park (9564 Two Notch Rd. Columbia); Paw Park (Hendrix St at Water Tower Lexington). Take veterinary records with you.

Visit a Local MicroBrewery: On any given day, Old Mill Brewpub’s brewmaster Matt Rodgers offers several fresh-from-the-vat brews on tap at Lexington’s only brewpub. Relax on their screened deck with a view of the Old Mill pond or sit inside and watch sports at the bar or in the dining room. Open 7 days. 711 E. Main St. Lexington. (803) 785-BEER (2337). www.oldmillbrewpub.net. Liberty Tap Room offers its own line of micro-brews plus an extensive line of Laurel Crest is located in a beautiful and tranquil setting, high above the Congaree River, yet minutes from downtown Columbia. Laurel Crest offers an active, vibrant way of life with superior services and amenities-plus the security and peace of mind that comes with a full continuum of on-site health care.

You can experience the retirement you deserve. Call 803-796-0370 and schedule a personal tour! 100 JOSEPH WALKER DR. | W. COLUMBIA, SC WWW.LAUREL-CREST.COM

beers on tap. Try their trendy location in the Vista or their location on the lake, with gorgeous views of sailboats and sunsets. Vista: 828 Gervais St. (803) 461-4677. Lake: 1602 Marina Road Suite D. (803) 667-9715. www.libertytaproom.com Conquest Brewing Company brews over 10 types and invites you to its tasting room for a pint, where you may request a tour of the brewery. 947 S. Stadium Road, Bay 1. Columbia www.conquestbrewing.com Hunter-Gatherer Brewery and Ale House offers seasonal brews and signature selections straight from their vats to their taps. Located behind the State House at 900 Main St. Columbia. (803) 748-0540. huntergathererbrewery.com River Rat Brewery at 1231 Shop Rd. Columbia invites brew-aficionados to relax inside or outside on the deck and partake of their newest offerings or get a growler filled. www.riverratbrewery.com Cool Off with the Penguins! Take a Penguin Adventure Tour at Riverbanks Zoo. Feel the chilly air, hear the penguin calls and see the three different species of penguins that call Riverbanks Zoo and Garden home. Learn how the Zoo's animal care staff feed and care for these amazing, flightless birds. This one-hour tour also includes other animal areas and plenty of photo opportunities. $22 members / $27 general public (per person) Limited to 12 participants and book up a couple months ahead. Visit the Riverbanks website or call for reservation. www.riverbanks.org (803) 779-8717

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Shag in the Shack! Every Thursday, Jillian’s plays host to beach music and shag. No matter your skill level, you’ll have a ball learning or teaching or just groovin’ to the great beach music of the 50’s and 60’s with DJ Butch. Shaggers of all ages are welcome! The fun starts at 7:30pm! 800 Gervais St. (803) 779-7789 www.jillianscolumbia.com


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10GREATPLACES to Shop IN GREATERCOLUMBIA

Explore Northeast’s Village at Sandhill: Department store favorites Belk and JCPenney anchor this beautifully landscaped 300-acre shoppers’ mecca. Unique local shops are neighbors to nationally known brands like Victoria’s Secret and Academy Sports. Regular entertainment, lots of benches, lovely fountains, a variety of good restaurants... a very nice place to spend a day! Two Notch Rd and Clemson Rd. (803) 419-0235

Big & Beautiful - Columbiana Centre: Columbiana Centre is the largest enclosed shopping mall in Columbia, with anchors Belk, Dillards, Sears and JCPenney. Walk the mall and you’ll get a great workout. A full size carousel sits inside the food court along with loads of food choices. Everything you expect in a nice mall is here. Located off I-26 at Harbison Blvd. (803) 732-6255

Convenience and Value - Dutch Square Mall: Columbia’s original enclosed mall is anchored by Belk and Burlington Coat Factory with many national and local stores offering a wide selection of apparel, athletic shoes, footwear, jewelry and more...many at discounted prices. Multi-plex cinema. Bush River Road near I-26. (803) 772-3864

Downtown - Main Street: Buy fabulous clothing from GrangerOwings and Circa 1332, outdoor apparel and fun stuff from Mast General Store, hip eyewear from Frame of Mind, original art at Tapps Art Center and from the artist studios inside the Arcade Building.

Devine Street: The upper crust of Columbia retail. From art galleries, to shoe boutiques, to fine jewelry, to designer clothing, Devine Street is the place to be. New stores opening in early 2014: Monkee’s (upscale women’s clothing) and Strictly Running (new store) Devine Street

Trenholm Plaza: This old-timey strip shopping center has undergone a complete personality change and is now a hip home to great dining, Fresh Market, Stein-Mart, Books-a-Million, Publix, and a dozen fun and interesting one-of-a-kind shops. Trenholm Road and Forest Drive (near Ft. Jackson)

Five Points: Where the college crowd shops. Many apparel, accessory and footwear retailers along with coffee shops and ethnic dining. Hippie duds, vintage apparel, art, music, more. Vicinity of Harden St. at Devine St. New stores opening in early 2014: Steel Garden (clothing and accessories, focusing on U.S. Made goods, also selling intimates and seasonal swim) 619 Harden Street

An Afternoon in Chapin: This unique small town is at Exit 91 off I-26 and has a great selection of specialty shops, including apparel, furniture, gifts and art galleries.

The Vista: Just west of downtown, the Vista area is a popular entertainment and dining district but also home to walk-about shopping for art, clothing, outdoor gear, jewelry, gifts, antiques and home furnishings. Opening soon: Studio Cellar, a paint & sip studio. Gervais St. west of Assembly St.

Lexington Pavillion: The newest center in the Lexington area with Target, Cost Plus World Market, PetsMart, Best Buy and an array of smaller shops and restaurants. Located at 5109 Sunset Boulevard (US Hwy 378)


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Fun with Kids!

Summer Tennis Camps!

theater camps!

Summer Campsat the YMCA!

Let Town Theatre's Columbia Stage Society nurture your child’s passion for theatre at its Youth Theatre Summer Camp. Two age groups. The youngest group (5 - 8 years) learns the basics through mini productions of favorite fairy tales (June 9 - July 25). The pre-teen and teen group (9-18 years) learns the basics of acting, directing, makeup, broadway and improv (June 9 - July 25). To register, call 803-799-2510.

It’s a grand slam this summer with tennis camps for kids! Program includes rally & play, stroke production, drills games, singles and doubles, match play and tons of other exciting activities! Boys and girls, ages 6-14. From 9am-12pm, Monday thru Thursday. For Beginners, Advanced Beginners, and Intermediates. Registration deadline is Thursday by noon before each session. Held at Lexington County Tennis Complex & Cayce Tennis & Fitness Center. www.lexingtoncountytennis.com

June 9-12; 16-19; 23-26 July 7-10; 14-17; 21-24; 28-31 August 4-7; 11-14

Explorers Preschool Camp: 3-4 yrs. (Mon-Fri) June 9-Aug 8, 8am-12pm. Dramatic play, arts & crafts, group games, sports, Y swim lessons and special events. Traditional Day Camp: 5-11 Years Old. (Mon-Fri) June 9-Aug15, 7am- 6:15pm. Arts and crafts, science & technology, swim, field trips, nature & culture. Outdoor Destination Camp: 6-11 yrs. (Mon-Fri) June 9-Aug 15, 7am6:15pm. Horseback riding, archery, bb guns, camp crafts, nature hikes. Equestrian Day and Overnight Camps: 7-15 yrs. (Mon-Fri) June 9-Aug 8, 7am-6:15pm. Horse care, feeding, grooming, barn work and riding lessons- both mounted and unmounted. Teen Camp: 1214 yrs. (Mon-Fri) June 9-Aug 15, 7am- 6:15pm. Exciting day trips & activities. Half Day Specialty Camps: 6-11 yrs. (Mon-Fri) June 9-Aug 15, 9am-noon. Cheertastic, Basketball, Tennis Camp, Ultimate Sports, Pokemon vs. Beyblade, Engineering Camp & more! Counselor in Training Camp: 14-16 yrs. (Mon-Fri) June 9-Aug 15. Learn effective leadership skills-assist in programs & field trips. columbiaymca.org

June 9-13 Where Jesus’ Love Is One Of A Kind Shandon United Methodist Vacation Bible School 2014!

Ages 3K (4 by 9/1/14) – completing 2nd grade (2013-14). 8:45am-12pm, Monday-Friday. Cost: $12 per child includes t-shirt.

Filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences to see, hear, touch, and even taste! Bible Point crafts, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the “Weird Animal” activities that help faith flow into real life. Register online at www.shandon-umc.org, under “News & Events” or contact Lesli Wood at 803-256-8383, ext. 108, lwood@shandon-umc.org. Registration is open through May 31. 3407 Devine Street.


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Have you recently experienced the death of your husband? Kimberly Richardson (Columbia) founded Widows of Opportunity(TM) support group to allow widows to come together and share stories about their losses, and to learn effective ways of coping with the reality of living life after experiencing the death of a spouse. Kimberly became a widow herself at age 24. The meetings are structured to allow greiving each woman's loss and to help one another move forward with goal-setting and confidence-building. So are you ready to smile? Are you ready to be happy? Are you ready to rebuild your life with like-minded women with common experiences? If this is you, Kimberly invites you to join and become a Widow of Opportunity(TM) ! Widows may call Kimberly Richardson for more info (24/7) at 803-238-5301. Columbia, SC Meeting: Last Tuesday of Each Month Long Creek Church of Christ ; 720 Longtown Road ; Columbia, SC 29229

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Big Bubbles!

Buy bubble pipes and wands at the dollar store and take to a park - see who can make the biggest craziest bubbles. Simple formula for bubble mix: 1/2 cup of dishwashing liquid (Dawn or Joy) 2 cups of water 2 teaspoons of sugar

If you don’t already have an ice cream maker, they are fairly inexpensive (Target sells them for about $40). It’s a lot of fun to make, and you and your kids will be so proud! Invite the neighbors over to share. Search online for recipes like Peach and Toasted Pecan or Key Lime Pie Ice Cream (Southern Living).

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thru SEPTEMBER CHEER FOR THE HOME TEAM! Comprised of 37 works from the CMA collection featuring animals that serve as college mascots, & explores qualities of certain animals that make them popular as symbols of luck, like the fighting gamecock & the tiger. 803.799.2810. 1515 Main St.

thru SEPTEMBER 14 DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE & ICE Dinomite exhibit transports

Rent a Bike and Ride Around Town!

I Scream You Scream. Make Your Own Ice Cream!

Outspokin’ Bicycles on Devine Street rents them by the day. (when we called they told us the cost is $35 per day) Road and mountain bikes available. 3223 Devine St. (803) 254-9797. http://bit.ly/1gcNhPX

families back to the Cretaceous Period, the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. Explore their prehistoric habitat as you come face to face with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes! 211 Gervais St. 803.779.3100 www.edventure.org

on the half hour of each hour, with the last tour beginning at 3:30PM. 1100 Gervais Street. 803.734.2430

JULY 6 IPICK FILM SERIES: GRAVITY 3-5PM. Stars Sandra Bullock as Dr. Ryan Stone, a scientist ongoing on a space shuttle mission SC STATE HOUSE headed by astronaut Matt TOURS Kowalsky (George Clooney), a 9AM - 4:30PM. Open for free talkative, charismatic leader guided tours on the first full of colorful stories. PG-13. Saturday of each month. First Richland Library Main, Lucy tour begins at 9:30AM and Hampton Bostick Auditorium; continues throughout the day 1431 Assembly St. 803.799.9084

JULY 12-18 MIDLANDS GROWN RESTAURANT WEEK Featuring chefs who will have special dishes on their menus to showcase locally grown tomatoes and other foods! Sustainable Midlands; 701 Whaley St. 803.381.8747

Registration 6AM-7AM; Race Start, Half Marathon: 7AM; Race Start, 5K: 7:10AM. Harbison State Forest; 5600 Broad River Rd. www.marathonmajic.com

JULY 17 PALLADIUM SOCIETY’S RENOVATION RODEO 6-7:30PM. Private tours of old JULY 13 Columbia area homesXTERRA refurbished and renovated. TRAIL RUN Light hors d’oeuvres; beer & Choose half-marathon or 5K through Harbison State Forest. wine. Brandon Acres/Cedar Terrace neighborhood. Packet Pick-Up & Race Day


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JUNE 25th Annual 4th of July on Imagine your body swaying softly in the breeze as you doze in the shade, comfy in a hammock. The Backpacker sells single and double (yes, for two!) ENO hammocks. 1215 Wayne St. (803) 799-7571 www.backpackerqualitygear.com

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JUNE 27th Annual Carolina

Celebration of Liberty at 4PM & 7:30PM

With a cast of 400, thousands of flags, and indoor fireworks your whole family will be thrilled with this wonderful presentation! Free, but ticket is required. Ticket office opens June 2, 2014. First Baptist Church. Downtown. 803.256.4251

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Reservations: 803.252.1770 x. JULY 21-25 11. historiccolumbia.org FAMILY FUN DAY 9AM-4PM. Family Fun Day! JULY 20 Parents! Don't let your kids SUMMER have all the fun! Launch CAROLINA rockets and build robots with BRIDAL your child! Challenger SHOWCASE Learning Center ; 2600-A 1-5PM. Come face to face with Barhamville Road. the owners of flower shops, 803.929.3951 bakeries, & wedding planners, all under one roof! Collect JULY 26 brochures and samples to plan TOM HOSKINS your big day! Admission. MEMORIAL TRI Columbia Convention Center. 7:30AM. Race triathlon: 1101 Lincoln Street. Swim 350 meters, bike 13 803.545.0001 miles, Run 5k. Northwest

Lake Murray: 9:15PM

SC’s largest firework display, from two great locations: Spence Island & Dreher Island. The best place to view fireworks is Dreher Island State Park- Bring a chair or blanket! Picnics are welcome; No Alcohol! $2 adults; $1.25 SC seniors; w/ 15 & younger free. (Gates close at 8pm). 803.781.5940. http://bit.ly/1hpl1Pq

JUlyVillage at Sandhill Freedom Festival: Noon-9:30PM

A day of free games for the kids, car show, an Urban Cowboy Retro Party featuring mechanical bulls and country music stars Johnny Lee and the Urban Cowboy Band, Ronnie McDowell, and newcomer Brandy Clark. Music begins at 4pm, mid-states premiere fireworks show at 9:30pm. Presented by Grow Financial Federal Credit Union. 481 Towne Center Place. 803.419.0235. http://bit.ly/16DggKc

YMCA. 1501 Kennerly Rd, Irmo. 803.407.8007 http://bit.ly/1ek6PqC

Star Spangled Symphonic Salute: 7PM

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Enjoy a patriotic concert performance by the Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra! This old-fashioned celebration will pay tribute to our great nation with some of the most inspiring music ever written! Family activities at 7pm, concert to follow. $5 parking fee/vehicle. 5605 Bush River Rd. Saluda Shoals Park icrc.net

Lexington County Peach Festival : 8:30AM

Held in Gilbert, SC at the Gilbert Community Park. Festivities kick off every year at 8:30 am until 10pm with a dazzling display of fireworks. The Peach Pageant, Peach Parade, live entertainment, art contest, antique car show and much more! 803.892.5207. http://bit.ly/1091u9x


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We all remember swingsets for us kids and front porch swings for our grandparents. Relive the feeling of summer fun with a simple ride on a swing. Bench swings are available above the fountain at Finlay Park in downtown Columbia. Between Taylor and Laurel Sts. Swinging benches with views of the pond are found at Gibson Pond Park in Lexington. 241 Gibson Road. Casual Living sells 6 types of swings at their 2 Columbia stores. casuallivingsc.com

Now that the indie movie theater has moved into its new location on Main Street, it’s truly a joy to sit in nice seats, in airconditioned comfort, and watch high-brow, lowbrow, intellectual or wild (but always entertaining) flicks. See what’s playing today online: nickelodeon.org or call (803) 254-3433

thru AUGUST 31 DARYL TRIVIERI'S FANTASTIC ANIMALS Fantastic animal imagery in this whimsical exhibition of two dozen works on paper. Trivieri’s influences range from the dreamlike masterworks of Brueghel to the surrealism of Dali. 1515 Main St. 799.2810. www.columbiamuseum.org

thru AUGUST 15 AN ARTIST’S STORY: CIVIL

WAR DRAWINGS OF EDWIN FORBES This exhibition features original pen-and-ink drawings based on Forbes’ wartime sketches. Columbia Mills Building inside SC State Museum at 301 Gervais St. 803.737.8095. www.crr.sc.gov

thru SEPTEMBER 11: MOONLIGHT CEMETERY TOURS Secrets from the Grave Tour:

7:30PM; Moonlight Cemetery Tours: 8 & 8:30 PM. 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. Elmwood Cemetery & Gardens. 803.252.1770 x. 23 www.historiccolumbia.org AUGUST 1 BREW AT THE ZOO The coolest suds sippin' safari in Columbia! From domestics

to imports to specialty micros, guests can choose their brew, explore the Zoo or listen to live music. Event is rain or shine. 21yrs & up. 779.8717. www.riverbanks.org

crafts. 803.606.9522

AUGUST 9 SCULPTURE WORKSHOPS Series "Creating Figures" will focus on students sculpting a figure from images. Students AUGUST 8 & 9 are welcome to bring images SC PEANUT they would like to sculpt. PARTY Amusement rides for kids; live Should have prior experience in pottery basics before taking music; theme will be SC this workshop. Art Center & Grown-with locally grown products; pet show; peanutty Backman Gallery. 1932 Calhoun St. cooking contest; PB&J 803.545.3093 for sandwich-eating contest; blessing of the pots; parade; rates.

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AUGUST 9 SOUTHEASTERN TOY SOLDIER SHOW From 10AM-4PM. More than 30 exhibitors from across the South will display their collections of toy soldiers, or “military miniatures,” in this annual presentation. 803.898.4921. 301 Gervais St. www.scmuseum.org AUGUST 14-17 FLW FORREST WOOD CUP

The largest bass-fishing championship in the nation! Hundreds of exhibits, national sponsors and boat displays; interactive displays for children. More than $100,000 in fishing gear and sponsor samples will be given away! FREE. Colonial Life Arena. 801 Lincoln St. 1.855.4.LMC.TIX AUGUST 17 DOLLAR SUNDAY AT HISTORIC COLUMBIA Residents of Richland and

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The Columbia Blowfish (Coastal Plain League) play regularly at Capital City Stadium on Assembly St. Home games are scheduled May 28th through July 31. General admission tix are just $6! www.blowfishbaseball.com

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Don’t have time for a week at the beach? Gather up the spouse/kids/friend and lux out at one of Columbia’s finest inns. Ideas: Hilton Columbia Center next to the Convention Center features a beautiful outdoor saltwater pool where you can relax at one of their poolside tables...order some appetizers, cocktails, and as the sun sets, just do nothing at all. The all-new Marriott Hotel on Main St. offers newly refreshed guest rooms and suites featuring plush beds, flat panel televisions and warm décor along with a sparkling indoor pool and whirlpool. Or check into The Inn at USC Wyndham Garden, an elegant boutique hotel on the campus of USC, offering guests an unparalleled experience of Southern grandeur, hospitality and impeccable accommodations.

Teach Your Dog Some New Tricks. Attend WOOF University at Seven Oaks Park in St. Andrews, where basic and advanced training are taught. Basic teaches obedience commands, controlled walk and addresses behavior problems. Advanced teaches “stand for examine”, “stay with distractions”, formal heel and obedience exercises. Call 356-7468. http://bit.ly/1fK1kwn Lexington Counties are invited to take a guided tour of one of our historic house museums for just $1! General admission prices apply for any house tours after the first. Walk-ins welcome! 1-5PM. 1616 Blanding Street. 803.252.1770 x 23

in a fun, family-oriented environment! 1400 Main St. mainstreetlatinfestival.com

AUGUST 23 36TH ANNUAL JUBILEE: FESTIVAL OF HERITAGE 11AM-5PM. Hands-on AUGUST 22 & 23 demonstrations from skilled artists and craftsmen, MAIN STREET African drumming, R&B, LATIN FESTIVAL Celebrate and share the Latin jazz, and gospel and vendors with Africanculture in Columbia through foods, arts, dance and music influenced and traditional

merchandise. 1403 Richland St. Free. historiccolumbia.org 803.252.1770 x 23. AUGUST 30SEPTEMBER 1 CHAPIN LABOR DAY FESTIVAL & PARADE See above.


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Great Design Doesn't End At the Back Door

Patios & Screened Porches with Pizazz

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Ideas for patio decor: We turned to Gigi Willetts Ideas for patio decor: We turned to Gigi of Decorating Den to get her take on how to plan Willetts of Decorating Den to get her take on the perfect patio. “If the patio is covered, you how to plan the perfect patio. “If the patio is won’t need to think about table umbrellas or covered, you won’t need to think about table pergolas, but if your patio is not shaded, creating umbrellas or pergolas, but if your patio is not shade should be the first order of business. shaded, creating shade should be the first Shade can reduce the temperature dramatically order of business. Shade can reduce the on a hot summer day. The average surface temperature dramatically on a hot summer temperature reduction is about 25 degrees. If day. The average surface temperature


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you don’t want to wait for trees to grow and shade your patio, there are some creative and clever ways to create shade, including building wooden pergolas and covering with stretched fabric or light weight fiberglass panels. Hanging baskets of draping flowering plants and ferns from the pergola will create lightly dappled shade, and planting climbing vines like rubens or glasnevin to grow up the pergola posts will augment shade and provide an impressive floral display. Or installing a retractable awning allows stargazing at night from your patio, and ample shade during the day. There are companies offering awnings in hundreds of colorfast colors and designs.” Gigi suggested that unless you have an enormous patio where a couch won’t interfere with your traffic pattern, you should stick to smaller pieces that are easily rearranged. “Keep your furniture to scale with the size of the patio. You want your space open and easy to move through. I always help my clients select furniture that is durable, and

outdoor furniture gets more abuse than most. You should choose furniture that’s built to last outdoors. You want to look for fiber fillers in outdoor furniture cushions as that will repel moisture and resist mildew. I also look for fabrics that are UV-protected.”

Above from Ethan Allen: Millbrook is a modern twist on classic West Indies design. Crafted of sustainable teak, it artfully unites curvy contours and clean, contemporary lines. By the pool, by the lake, or on the deck, Millbrook provides enduring style. Play with color and texture to put your own style stamp on Millbrook—or any of our other Home & Garden collections. Our 85 worry-free performance fabrics are stain repellent, mold and mildew resistant, and a cinch to clean. Millbrook Chaises (Item# 407314) as shown $2049 EACH Millbook End Table (item# 408223) as shown $389 20” x 20” custom pillow (item# 208111) as shown $209

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Ideas for screened porch decor: We asked Gigi for ideas to create a knock-out screened porch. “Many of my clients want me to create a screened porch that is a comfy living room set in a screened porch - giving them the feeling of being outside with the comfort of being indoors. We usually begin with weatherresistant window shades. We use weather-resistant outdoor furniture, dressing it up with fabric cushions covered in eyecatching prints. There are tons of great-looking outdoor rugs that are functional and stylish. You can be playful when decorating an outdoor room with items that you wouldn’t typically see inside the home - whimsical art for the walls, more color than is used in the rest of the house, or a theme that reflects one of your hobbies or passions. I love decorating spaces where people plan to have fun.”

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Blue Bird trail A TOSS

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This research program at Saluda Shoals Park is designed to track the number of Eastern Bluebirds that reside in the park. Data is collected on the bluebirds that nest in bluebird boxes, lay eggs, hatch and fledge their young. Collected data is sent to Cornell University’s Ornithology Laboratory. Due to the success of the Bluebird Trail, guests at Saluda Shoals can visit the park and have a great chance to observe these beautiful birds in a natural setting. icrc.net 5605 Bush River Road Columbia

Earlewood Park offers a disc-golf course that weaves through towering pines, majestic oaks, and a creek. Elevation on nearly every hole. 1111 Parkside Dr. Columbia. Free. Seven Oaks Park features a disc-golf course where a variety of holes are laid out in a lightly wooded flat area. Large trees and open grassed fairways make this a great course to learn the game. 200 Leisure Lane. Columbia. Free.

. .a great chance to observe these beautiful birds in a lovely setting.

Saluda Shoals Park is a premier, natural, environmentally sensitive riverfront park that invites visitors to experience the treasures of the Saluda River through exceptional educational, recreational and cultural opportunities. Located along the banks of the beautiful Saluda River, this 400 acre regional park Saluda t a n u F oers visitors paved and ark! P s l unpaved trails for hiking, a o Sh biking and horseback riding; a river observation deck; a boat ramp/canoe & kayak launch; picnic shelters. Daily admission is just $5 per car or mini-van or an annual parking pass is $45. Barking Lot (dogs) passes, fisherman passes and horse trail passes are also sold. 5605 Bush River Road in NW Columbia. More at icrc.net or 803-731-5208.


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Take a Splash!

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Saluda Splash

Now Open thru September 28 Features: Saluda Splash is the coolest place to be on a hot summer day! Located inside Saluda Shoals Park, this interactive, zero-depth water playground is a place your children are sure to enjoy. The fee is $3 per person. Wristbands may be purchased at the park entrance. 803-772-1228. www.icrc.net Whirlin' Waters Adventure Weekends Only: May 325 & August 16 - Labor Day; Daily: May 26August 15 8888 University Blvd., N. Charleston, SC Features: Otter Bay kiddie pool, Lily Pad Lagoon, The Big Kahuna wave pool, Riptide Run, Tubular Twister, Big Splash Tree House, Rollin' River & more! Open: Mon-Sun 10am to 6pm. 843-572-7275. Saluda Splash www.ccprc.com Shipwreck Cove Opens May 24th for the weekends only. Will open daily on May 31st 119 S. Spencer St., Duncan, SC Features: Two water slides, a lazy river, kiddie area, tanning deck, and concessions Open: Mon-Sat 10am to 6pm Sun 1-6pm. (864) 949-0290. www.shipwreckcovesc.com

Discovery Island Waterpark Open May 24-Sept 1 417 Baldwin Rd., Simpsonville, SC Features: Body Slide (yellow), Tube Slide (blue), and water playground, Boogie Board, Lazy River, Coconut Party Huts Open: Tues-Sat: 11-7pm and Sun 1-7pm. 864-963-4345 http://bit.ly/1gg2hgf

Palmetto Falls Waterpark Open Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day weekend 3381 Marion Ave. at Fort Jackson Features: A 10,000 sq. ft. Family Pool, two water slides, a 600 sq. ft. Splashdown Pool, 2,500 sq. ft. Kiddy Pool, Lazy River stretching 800 ft. & Snack Bar. Open: Tues-Sat: 11-7pm; Sun 1-7pm. 803-751-3475. http://bit.ly/1qsK1F9


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