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Columbia The Love Columbia Issue

Meet Rebecca Goings, Robert’s wife and the talent behind the stunning decor in the restored pre-Civil War home.

When you walk into the Goings Law Firm, you immediately feel like you’re at home and surrounded by your own family. Everything from their team to the decor in the office is warm, welcoming, and thoughtful, and you feel at ease knowing that you’re working with a team of attorneys and paralegals that are passionate about helping their clients. Wrongful Death


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our love letter to columbia Why do you love this city that you call home? Is it because of the favorite restaurant that you go to with your family or the warm welcome that you receive from the owner of the boutique you love so much? Flip the pages of this issue to discover some of the people and businesses that make us all love calling Columbia home.

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Making an impact on our community and beyond: Lou Kennedy

Learn more about our 2020 Social Mission Partner: Home Works of America

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Love your Columbia Spring is here! The days are longer, warmer, and perfect for spending outside exploring along the Riverwalk; the trees are beginning to bud with the promise of new leaves, the new spring lines are arriving at the local shops and boutiques, our favorite spring festivals are just around the corner, and our city is beginning to shine with the brilliance of a new season. The new decade is well underway and we’re excited to bring you our first issue of 2020! Our spring issue focuses on living well and being mindful—from simple pleasures like enjoying a hot cup of coffee on a chilly morning to being an advocate for the big pictures of sustainability and building with intention. It’s a reminder to love ourselves, love our places, and love our planet as we welcome the clarity and vision that comes with a new season. Dive headfirst into this issue as we introduce you to the people and the businesses that are invested in making Columbia the best version of itself that it can possibly be. Meet our Fig Authentic, Lou Kennedy, who is not only providing hundreds of jobs for those in our community at Nephron Pharmaceuticals, but she also gives back to our community and is actively working to build it into an even better place to call home. We’re also celebrating the legacy of companies that are celebrating large milestones like familyowned and operated WP Rawl and Wolfe & Taylor

who are celebrating their 95th and 75th anniversaries respectively. There are also companies like ByFarr Design and Loveland Coffee, two small businesses whose teams and businesses have grown to the point of expansion—and they have both chosen to renovate and reuse existing buildings for a new purpose. This spring, make it a priority to make and take time for yourself. Why not try a Pilates class for the first time or set a new fitness goal to work towards? Plan a date night out downtown and enjoy a staycation at Hotel Trundle where you can catch a few extra minutes of snoozing. Step into the local boutiques and allow them to guide you in choosing the perfect wardrobe for your busy Spring calendar. They’ll help you find a fresh look that’s just right for any occasion! We love this town that we call home, but even more than our love of Columbia is our love for what truly makes this town special: you! Go ahead and treat yourself this spring. You deserve it! T H E F I G C O LU M B I A T E A M


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“Thank you so much for the compassion, investment, and care that our family has experienced this year. Both of our family’s therapists at JSA have been so helpful in navigating our family towards healing and hope. Please know we cherish both of you. You have helped us more than you will ever know!” — A Happy Client


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With a vision and a dream of bringing the community together through their love of coffee, Beach and Jessica Loveland opened up Loveland Coffee as a drive thru kiosk in 2012. Eight years later, thanks to the love and support of the community they serve, their dream is coming true: Loveland Coffee is opening a new location in Summer 2020! D R I V E T H R U : 7 0 0 1 S T. A N D R E W S R O A D 8 03. 851.6 8 78 LOVEL ANDCOFFEE .COM

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Bring bright color, fun patterns, and beautiful fabrics to your closet to create a look that’s uniquely your own with the help from the ladies at Monkee’s.

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Featuring the elegant and stylish retailers of Devine Street, Devine in Bloom is the premier fashion event of the spring! Mix and mingle with your neighbors at the pre-event Garden Party before stepping inside to discover the season’s hottest clothing and accessories. It’s a fabulous night out as you support the local shops and boutiques of Devine Street!

DEVINE IN BLOOM Thursday, April 2 | 6pm–9pm Riverside Community Church 2925 Devine Street Tickets available for purchase on Eventbrite




Take a day trip down to Aiken and test ride a bike for yourself! Pedego offers tours of Historical Aiken at 10am and 2pm every Wednesday and Saturday. Say ‘hello!’ to fun, and cruise around Columbia this spring on a Pedego Electric Bike. Whether you choose to pedal or use the pedal-assist throttle, you’ll breeze down Main Street, along the Riverwalk, and even on the Palmetto Trail. These comfortable, user-friendly electric bikes have state-of-the-art, smart design and uncompromising quality that will last a lifetime. PREMIUM ELECTRIC BIKES 4 0 19 PAV I L I O N PA S S , A I K E N

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Pack your swimsuit and your sunglasses, and escape to the sea, sand, and sun along the coastline at Waikiki Village Retro Motel.

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Pop the cork on your unforgettable event — call Melanie today about your 2021 celebration!

Melanie Murphy and her team at By Invitation Only‌ Event Planning and Design use their years of experience, their boundless amounts of creativity, and their impeccable relationships throughout the industry to create events that are filled with emotion and a timeless sense of wonder. Let them help you celebrate!

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When you sit down to hand select every detail of your custom garment under the skilled guidance of the menswear experts at BP Skinner, you can expect to receive nothing less than the highest quality clothing that perfectly suits you and your lifestyle. 1 0 0 3 G E R VA I S S T R E E T, S U I T E A

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AUTHENTIC Leading the way through innovation and example.

Meet Lou Kennedy, CEO and co-owner of Nephron Pharmaceuticals, a woman-owned business that leads the way in both manufacturing generic respiratory medications and in innovation in our community.

Authentic: Lou Kennedy It doesn’t take you long to realize just what Nephron Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and co-owner, Lou Kennedy, loves the most about living and working in Columbia. From the Hilinski’s Hope banner hanging in the lobby of Nephron to the photographs and artwork decorating the walls, it’s clear that Lou has a strong allegiance and love for her alma mater, the University of South Carolina. “What do I enjoy the most about Columbia? My nickname around here is Cock-a-Doodle-Lou,” she said. “So you know that I enjoy when the Gamecocks win!” Lou is as passionate for her team at Nephron and for people in general as she is about the University of South Carolina Gamecocks, and that passion is not to be missed. She is incredibly focused on discovering hidden talents, ones that may have been overlooked or brushed to the side, and helping someone develop that talent. It’s something that she takes great pride in, too. “What brings me the most joy is identifying young folks and helping them reach their potential,” said Lou. “I love to find a skill or talent that they might not be aware they have and watching them bloom. It’s such a rewarding thing to see.” She’s continually inspiring those around her with how incredibly

personable, enthusiastic, and intelligent she is, especially when it comes to teaching those around her. For example, when her sales team needs additional background information, she jumps in and draws out, in fine detail, the evolution of a particular product that Nephron specializes in and can explain all of the chemistry behind it. As she brings in new talent to the company, she’s thinking about what kind of legacy she is scripting for Nephron in the pharmaceutical world, in our community, and within the walls of Nephron for the future generations of the company. “After I turned fifty, I thought to myself, ‘Ok, we’ve done well in business and we’re employing people from around our community and South Carolina. How can we leave the company better than we found it for the next generation?’ I want to make Nephron successful to provide jobs for those in our community, but it’s also a big goal of mine to have broadband access in rural communities so that children have the chance to dream the lives they want to live.” When she’s not at Nephron, she’s busy doing her part to make Columbia a better place for those who live here and those that visit here. From the Gateway to the Vista and Riverfront


Development, Lou serves on boards that are pushing to make Columbia better day by day. She’s seen how much Columbia has changed over the course of her life and she wants to be a vital part of the next chapter of Columbia’s development. “I left Columbia for 35 years and I never anticipated coming back here,” Lou said. “But look at how Columbia has changed. It’s amazing what has come to Columbia—Cola’s, Bourbon, Halls Chophouse, Soda City Market on Main Street every Saturday morning, the Rosewood Crawfish Festival, the Tasty Tomato Festival, and so much more. I’m hopeful to deliver some cool new things to Columbia, too. I am working with Midlands Business Leadership on a plan to create a gateway between The Vista and Main Street, and I am pushing for development along the riverfront from Gervais Street to Blossom Street. How amazing would that be to expand the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center and have an incredible hotel overlooking a park that overlooks the river to West Columbia?” From Nephron to our community, Lou is on a mission to recruit people that want to band together to be a force for change in our community, in our state, and beyond to make it a wonderful place for everyone to call home. 19

For 75 years, the brokers, agents, and staff of Wolfe & Taylor have been building the legacy of their locally-owned business. They have built an amazing and lasting reputation of being able to meet all of your real estate needs, from professional property management to buying and selling homes, so that you have the right place to call home.

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Soak up the sunshine this spring as you step out on the town beautifully dressed and full of confidence, thanks to the guidance from the women at Copper Penny. They will use their knowledge and experience in fashion to ensure that you find the best clothing, shoes, and accessories to put together a look that will carry you throughout the season, one event to the next. Designer Clothing Shoes Jewelry Accessories


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Newly renovated and located just outside of downtown Columbia, Magnolia Way will transport you to a time of Southern Hospitality and refined elegance as they open the doors for you and your guests on your wedding day. It’s a stunning backdrop to your day with 200 acres and a beautifully appointed replica of George Washington’s Mount Vernon situated on a pond. 2X2


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Southern Way Catering’s philosophy is to provide you and your guests with the most delectable food, the most attentive service and the most memorable presentation. Indulge in their exceptional cuisine as they take every event form ordinary to extraordinary with their culinary expertise.

Give the Southern Way team a call today to plan the perfect menu for your 2020 events!

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Check-in with a locallycrafted beer or glass of wine and experience the love of local with customcrafted beds, modern amenities, and hallways filled with carefully curated artwork. Owners Marcus Munse and Rita Patel have thought of everything to make your stay at Hotel Trundle a joyful experience. Just one night at Hotel Trundle will leave you feeling like you can accomplish the impossible and dance your way through whatever comes.

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Follow their new Instagram @wetrundle for a behind the scenes look at everything that goes into running Hotel Trundle!

Allow Magnolia Thyme owner, Ashley Powell, to come into your business, home, or both, and transform your space into an urban jungle that will do nothing short of inspire. Whether traditional potted plants, a modern custom living wall, or preserved moss art, her botanical designs will make a gorgeous statement all while breathing fresh air and life into your space. Provide your family and employees with health benefits that’ll let their creativity flow and their good thoughts continue to grow.

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Your style should bring you joy and allow for your inner beauty to shine through, which is why owner Amanda Gunn and the ladies at Scout & Molly’s help women find just the right clothing and accessories to make a statement no matter the occasion. Look your best and feel confident no matter where you go this spring!

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Meet Harlee, Stone River’s Event Coordinator and the key to having the wedding and reception of your dreams along the banks of the Congaree River. She can help you coordinate a day that you’ll never forget as you celebrate one of the most special occasions in your life. Let the sweeping views over downtown Columbia set the backdrop to the day as Harlee orchestrates the behind the scenes work to make your day flow smoothly from beginning to end.

Who better to help plan your big day than a bride herself? Harlee is currently planning her own wedding, and has front-line experience on how to make your day perfect!

Weddings & Receptions Corporate Soirées Rehearsal Dinners Conferences & Meetings Call to schedule your tour of Stone River & to meet with Harlee about your wedding day!

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At Heathwood Hall, from the Early Childhood Program through Upper School graduation, students find their happy place in a program that values the spiritual, emotional, and social development of every student in addition to their academic growth.


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Photo: Bodies by Victoria Pilates owner Torri Durham drinking juice from Good Life Cafe at Hotel Trundle

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“I like seeing how the school encourages its students to foster their creative passion for the arts.”

“Empowering the next generation requires a STEM principle approach to learning. This Innovations Lab shows our commitment to impact students for tomorrow.”

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— D avid Rios, Dean of Technology & High School Teacher

“O ur new state-of-theart labs provide a safe place for students to comprehend how the Creator designed our world.”

“I can’t wait to build my own robots in the Robotics Lab when I get older.”

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A home is somewhere to call your own, a place to create new memories with your family, and it’s where you extend warm, Southern hospitality as you welcome guests. It should be somewhere that you love, too! Realtor Kate Sweeten and the team at The Sweeten Group will expertly navigate you through the buying and selling process so that at the end of the day, you and your family have an amazing house to call home.

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GIVING BACK Making a difference in the lives of others.

H O M E WO R K S O F A M E R I C A H A S FIVE OPEN SUMMER SESSIONS PLANNED FOR THIS SUMMER: June 4–7: Greenville Summer Session June 21–26: Charleston Summer Session July 5–11: Lake City Summer Session July 13–20: Aiken Summer Session July 19–25: Johns Island Summer Session Registration will open on March 3 for each Summer Session.

Social Mission: Home Works of America AT F I G , W E B E L I E V E I N T H E P OW E R O F A C O M M U N I T Y that works together to identify needs and find solutions—one that creates connections and is passionate about helping its neighbors. For our 2020 Social Mission partner, we’ve chosen Home Works of America, an impactful non-profit whose good works contribute to our thriving, local community. Home Works of America is a Christ centered non-profit organization providing home repair services to lowincome homeowners while mentoring and disciplining youth in the process. It was founded in 1996 by Hank Chardos after his daughter came back from a wonderful experience on a mission trip in high school. With a pickup truck, a ladder, and a toolbox, Home Works of America was founded. It grew exponentially over the years—in 2019, Home Works repaired 174 homes—the most in a year since 2009. 3X4

One way that many student volunteers get started with Home Works of America is through volunteering during a week-long Summer Session. Because no experience is necessary for a Summer Session, it’s an easy way to get involved. “Volunteers get a lot out of their weeks spent with us,” said Joe Huggins, Executive Director. “They can make a connection with a new friend that is likely 50–60 years older than them as they get to know the homeowner of the house they are working on. They have the opportunity to see how others have it and realize how blessed they are at home. There’s the camaraderie and teamwork that volunteers experience, along with the experience of doing things that they have never done before like working on a roof, painting, plumbing, putting in a new floor, and more.”

Days are spent renovating homes, learning construction skills, and bringing hope to the homeowners and involve tasks ranging from basic construction work to painting, house cleaning, roofing, and more while the afternoons are spent at a local beach, pool, or ballpark. “The homeowners get even more out of the experience,” said Huggins. “First of all, they know they are loved and cared for. Many of our homeowners are lonely—they either don’t have any children or their kids live far away. Our volunteers come in and brighten up their days as they fix up their homes to ensure that they have a warm, safe, and dry place to live that is also safe and secure.” Learn more about Home Works of America and how you can get involved by visiting their website homeworksofamerica.org or by calling 803.781.4536.

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Pictured: The new interactive Busy Bee Farm exhibit at Edventure; Generations of the Rawl family came together to celebrate their 95th Anniversary at the ribbon cutting of the new exhibit.

A fourth-generation family-owned farm dating back to 1925, WP Rawl has been in the business of growing for 95 years. Their farm, built on innovation and sustainability, provides locally grown leafy greens and vegetables to our community and throughout the country. See how they give back to the community by visiting the new Busy Bee Farm exhibit at EdVenture! 8 2 4 FA I R V I E W R O A D , P E L I O N

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Meet Sarah Wells, MD —with her real-life experience of losing 90 lbs and her expertise in Obesity Medicine, she can help you make and sustain the long-term lifestyle change that you desire. She has created an effective weight management plan that includes expert guidance from her, personalized care, time, and accountability. Bring joy to your health with her help!


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Below left: The ByFarr team with their amazing group of contractors. (Not pictured from the ByFarr team: Brynley Farr and Andrew Swiger)

A new home for ByFarr Design and Fig! B A C K I N 2 0 0 3 , graphic design was ambiguous—artful and pretty, but not seen as a necessity for a business to succeed. There wasn’t a Facebook or an Instagram, iPhones did not exist yet, and Mac computers were either colorful boxes or a dome with a rotating screen. Graphic design wasn’t a field of study that yielded steady, successful careers. This was the year that ByFarr Design founder and owner, Brynley Farr, graduated high school and decided to major in Graphic Design. There were a lot of skeptics, mostly ones that were worried about her ability to find a job after graduation in her field of study. She worked her way through college waiting tables and discovering how much she enjoyed serving people and making them happy. She also loved creativity and solving problems. Along the way, Brynley heard that to not work a single day in your life, you had to do what you love. She never imagined that simply being kind and handing out business 2 112 S U M T E R S T R E E T

cards in college would lead to where she works today. For the past 8 years, ByFarr Design has lived on the corner of Huger and Gervais Streets in the heart of Columbia’s historic Vista District, nestled in a 1000 square foot open air office. Brynley has worked over the years to surround herself with people far more talented than herself. With lots of hustle, sweat from team members, and support from their clients—ByFarr Design has grown to 8 team members and multiple letterpresses, plus took on the production of Fig Columbia in 2017 and Fig Aiken in 2019. ByFarr has now moved to Sumter Street and a new stage in the business. They have gone from a one room, open air concept to having 4 conference rooms, an open air work environment with an abundance of natural light, a hospitality room complete with a full kitchen, a letterpress print room, and a downstairs area that is altogether 3 times the size

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of their space in the Vista. The space was designed by Seed Architecture and built by a lot of hands including Edcon General Contractors, Nation Builders, friends, and family. The interior design was carefully chosen and curated by ByFarr Design’s own Senior Designer, Laura Windham. Today, ByFarr Design is a thriving design & marketing house that produces work that matters for their clients from here in Columbia, throughout the country, and into Europe. ByFarr Design has a marketing team that designs, copywrites, and produces work like the book that you’re holding right now. They produce customer experiences for their clients— from signage to letterpressed stationery and everything in between. In addition to marketing, the group of designers design intricate wedding invitations, websites, logos, and more. They are a small but mighty team that strives to move mountains and to make a difference in the community that they call home. 39

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When it comes to summer camps, Hammond has the perfect fit for your child! From exploring a new activity that piques his or her interest to developing new talents and having fun with friends, they will make the most out of their summer with the array of programs available at Hammond. From Art Camp to Sailing Lessons, Dance Camp to Cooking Camp and more, there’s something for every child to enjoy.

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Left to right: George Crowe, Adam Vance, BJ Phillips, & Adam Ruffin Photographed in Junction 800, Columbia’s newest event venue that can hold up to 1,000 people!

Fresh Face: Carolina Expo WITH OVER 100 COMBINED YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, George Crowe, Adam Vance, BJ Phillips, and Adam Ruffin know exactly what it takes to coordinate and manage a successful event. Their knowledge of the industry is vast—whether it’s a small ribbon cutting ceremony for a new local business or grand gala for VIPs and dignitaries, you can rest assured that this team has it covered. “We’re a solid group of locals that have been in the event world for a long time,” said Adam Vance. “These are people that you can easily trust your event with, and more importantly, your name with.”

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Carolina Expo—the name of the venture under the umbrella of Crisp Event Rentals—combines the talents that they have finely honed over the years. George Crowe owned and operated the family business, Displays Unlimited, as he learned the trade show business over the course of 50 years. Adam Ruffin handled the rental side of the event world as the owner of Palmetto Party Rental, where Adam Vance worked as a General Manager. Vance later acquired Sound & Images, a commercial audio/ visual rental and installation company. BJ Phillips, who was a longtime client of both Adam Ruffin and Adam Vance before becoming the General Manager


at Crisp Event Rentals, knows the rental industry inside and out. “When it comes to event rentals within our group, we have pretty much everything you could possibly need,” said Adam Vance. “Audio and visual rentals, event rentals, trade show equipment like pipe and drape… you name it, we can handle it for you.” “We are thankful to have the opportunity to work with a wide array of caterers, planners, venues, companies, and individuals,” said Vance. “We’re very excited to have combined our talents together, and we know that our clients see the benefit of having one contact for all of their rental needs.”






Spring 2020 events SODA CITY MARKET Every Saturday Find everything you need to nourish your brain, body, and belly at Columbia’s weekly Main Street market. sodacitysc.com C O LU M B I A C I T Y B A L L E T P R E S E N T S T H E G R E AT G AT S BY February 28–29 The roaring twenties and the glory days of jazz return in Columbia City Ballet’s world premiere production of The Great Gatsby, based on the great American novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald and featuring live music by Mark Rapp. kogercenterforthearts.com SHEN YUN March 4–5 Be prepared to traverse time and space and be mesmerized by the action, humor, and beauty of five millennia of Chinese civilization in this ballet. shenyun.com/columbia F I R S T T H U R S D AY O N M A I N March 5, April 2, May 7 Celebrate the first Thursday of each month with Main Street! Enjoy extended shop hours, specials at the restaurants and bars, live music, and more. firstthursdayonmain.com


C O LU M B I A M U S E U M O F A RT G A L A : S I LV E R S C R E A M S O I R É E March 7 Transport yourself to a world of vintage glamour and the mysteriously unexpected as you dare to join the Columbia Museum of Art for a black-tie fundraising gala inspired by the works of It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection. columbiamuseum.org B LO O DY B LO O DY ANDREW JACKSON March 13–April 4 An unexpected rock musical at Trustus Theatre follows America’s seventh president from his early days as a child on the wild frontier of South Carolina’s Waxhaws to his controversial reign in the White House. trustus.org M A RY P O P P I N S AT T OW N T H E AT R E March 13–29 Based on the classic Walt Disney film, this production at Town Theatre is the story of the Banks family and how their lives change when nanny Mary Poppins arrives at their home. towntheatre.com A RT S & D R A U G H T S AT C O LU M B I A M U S E U M O F A RT March 13 & May 15 Art, drink, and be happy! Columbia’s most creative party is back and bigger, better, and bolder than ever. columbiamuseum.org


SODA CITY SUDS WEEK March 14–21 Raise your pint and toast to the local craft beer scene in Columbia during the 6th annual Soda City Suds Week. sodacitysudsweek.com B LU E G R A S S , B I D D I N G , & B B Q March 19 Enjoy live music, local BBQ, specialty cocktails, and a variety of exciting auction items at the Robert Mills House & Gardens with all proceeds benefiting the educational programs and initiatives of Historic Columbia. historiccolumbia.org/bbq S T. PAT ’ S I N F I V E P O I N T S March 21 Shake your shamrocks with 45,000 of your closest friends in Five Points with music headlined by Band of Horses, a food truck rodeo & plenty of green beer. stpatscolumbia.com SMOKE & BEER March 22 Sample dishes from local chefs—each created by using a craft beer as the secret ingredient or as a pairing—and vote on your favorite! f2tproductions.com INDIE GRITS March 26–29 This 4-day event celebrates the visionary & experimental culture of the Southeast through film, art, and music. indiegrits.org

TA RTA N D AY S O U T H April 2–5 Honor Celtic heritage in our community at the 10th annual celebration featuring unique sports, incredible music, great food, and interactive exhibitions. tartandaysouth.com DINING ON THE DAM April 5 Stroll along the Lake Murray Dam and take in the gorgeous sunset as you enjoy tasty dishes and drinks at the 2nd annual Dining on the Dam. lexingtonsc.org F I R E F L I E S O P E N I N G D AY April 9 The Fireflies take the field again this spring for their 5th season in Columbia beginning in April. With games going through Labor Day, there’s plenty of time to catch a game at Segra Park. milb.com/columbia WO R L D FA M O U S H I P- H O P FA M I LY D AY April 11 This family-friendly festival draws thousands of attendees from across the Southeast and country to downtown Columbia, gathering together the community to enjoy the best and brightest live performers, DJs, B-Boy dance crews, hip-hop visual artists, and craft and food vendors. lovepeacehiphop.com

R I V E R R O C K S M U S I C F E S T I VA L April 18 Join Congaree Riverkeeper for a day of community fellowship, fun, and live music. Proceeds will benefit Congaree Riverkeeper and will enable them to continue advocating for our region’s most precious natural resource: our rivers! riverrocksfestival.com CURING KIDS CANCER FIRETRUCK PULL April 25 Round up your strongest friends and get ready to play an ultimate game of tug of war with a 35,000 lb firetruck as you help to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer cures. curingkidscancer.org K I N E T I C D E R BY D AY April 25 From the parade of kinetic sculptures to the adult & child soapbox derby racing, this West Columbia festival is a unique celebration. kineticderbyday.com R O S E WO O D C R AW F I S H F E S T I VA L May 2 Kick off the Rosewood Crawfish Festival with the Crawdaddy Dash 5K and then spend your afternoon dining on the exceptional Creole cuisine—there will be over 10,000 lbs of fresh Louisiana grown crawfish to enjoy! rosewoodcrawfishfest.com

MIDLANDS GIVES May 5 Join Central Carolina Community Foundation and Midlands Gives this year for 24 hours of giving to benefit the nonprofits in our community. midlandsgives.org P O U LT RY F E S T I VA L May 7–9 Don’t miss the annual parade, 5K road race, volleyball tournament, cooking contest, car show, games, rides, a fireworks show, and more in BatesburgLeesville! scpoultryfestival.com D R I N K P I N K R O S É F E S T I VA L May 17 Celebrate Drink Pink’s fifth anniversary at the historic Hampton-Preston Mansion! Dedicated to great wine, delicious food, and music, guests will enjoy sipping an assortment of fabulous rosé while savoring divine cuisine by Chef Kristian Niemi. f2tproductions.com DRIFT JAM May 23 Known as The World’s Largest Floating Music Festival, this day of live music out on Lake Murray is an annual summertime favorite. driftjam.com



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M A R K YO U R C A L E N D A R F O R T H E 1 0 4 T H A N N U A L A I K E N H O R S E S H OW The Horse Show Grounds in Hitchcock Woods April 3–5 | 9am–late afternoon | Tickets: Free General admission donation for vehicles is $10 for Trail Maintenance

E A C H S P R I N G , hundreds of horses and riders and thousands of spectators descend upon Hitchcock Woods in downtown Aiken for an annual tradition that has taken place every year since 1916, the Aiken Horse Show. Founded by Mrs. Hitchcock 104 years ago, the show brings out some of the best riders around to showcase their talents to help raise funds to maintain Hitchcock Woods. Hitchcock Woods is one of the largest urban forests in the entire country. At 2,100 acres and located in the middle of Aiken’s downtown district, Hitchcock Woods is an established part of the town and serves as a beautiful setting


for hikers, equestrians, dog walkers, runners, nature lovers, and more to enjoy on a daily basis. A social event not to be missed, the Aiken Horse Show is the signature program and fundraising event for the Hitchcock Woods Foundation, the non-profit organization that owns and manages Hitchcock Woods. It’s a 3-day event that brings riders and their horses to Aiken along with countless spectators that either hike or drive the 1 mile path into Hitchcock Woods to the Aiken Horse Show Grounds.

Stakes and continues throughout the weekend with Hunter classes, Children’s classes, Foxhunting classes, Sidesaddle classes, and even family and costume classes. In addition to the riding events, the Aiken Horse Show features a Picnic in the Woods on Friday, a luncheon on Saturday and Sunday, a merchandise tent, and a Silent Auction, all of which help to raise money for the Hitchcock Woods Foundation. Learn more about The Aiken Horse Show online at aikenhorseshow.org.

The Show has something for riders of all ages. It begins Friday morning promptly at 9am with the Aiken Hounds Welcome



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