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Celebrating local shopping, dining, arts, events, and community
Columbia The Adventure Issue
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See all the newest and most unique Spring â€˜18 fashions now arriving at Columbiaâ€™s premier shopping experience for men and women. Sport coat and fabric made in America
Life's an adventure.
Don't wait for it to find you.
Go outside and discover all of the places to explore in Columbia this spring.
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Welcoming new businesses to Columbia, South Carolina.
Leading the way through innovation and example: Dr. Rudy Mancke
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find your adventure
summer is coming
Meet the Columbia businesses that are helping us get out and explore our beautiful city.
Send your child to the best camps this summer - and even check some out for yourself!
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And of course,
great shopping, dining, arts, entertainment, and servicesâ€” as always. KEEP READING
Learn more about our 2018 Social Mission Partner: PAALS
Get out and experience our wonderful cityâ€”plan your spring in Columbia with Fig
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ISSUE 18 / SPRING 2018 / THE ADVENTURE ISSUE /
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Columbia is waiting for you to step outside & explore – what are you waiting for? Each day, we’re watching the sun rise earlier and set later, the water levels of the lake climb, and nature come back to life with pops of green everywhere from the grass to the leaves on the trees. We are ready to welcome spring with open arms and cannot wait to embrace the cool mornings and the warm days. With this issue, we are celebrating all of the awesome things that you can do outdoors in Columbia this spring. We are excited to introduce you to the local people and the businesses that are passionate about the outdoors and who will educate you and provide you the gear, clothing, and fuel to enjoy your adventures. How special is it that we live in a city that boasts so many outdoor places to explore? Columbia has riverside trails, the 2nd largest lake in the state for fishing and boating, incredible state parks to bike and hike, a national park to watch synchronized fireflies in late spring, historic sites to learn from, and ample green space for picnics and pick up games of frisbee. We had the privilege to sit down with the remarkable naturalist Dr. Rudy Mancke, where he shared a really good point with us: you can go outside and enjoy a walk in the woods, marvel at butterfly on your finger, and make memories, all for free! As we enter this wonderful next season, our wish for you is to be as inspired as we are by our city's natural surroundings. Thank you for taking the time to read our Adventure Issue—we are honored to serve and be a part of such an incredible community. B RY N L E Y FA R R F I G C O LU M B I A D I R E C T O R
COVER: Shot at Dreher Island State Park River Runner: Yakima Car Tent, Canoe, Kayaks, Eno Hammock, Yeti Coolers Outspokin’: Trek Mountain Bikes (Children & Adult) Mast General Store: Rocking Chairs, Patagonia Bag Strictly Running: Trail Shoes peeking out of Tent
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Beth Baxley with daughter Sara Beth and grandson Cy.
It’s amazing what you can do with sunshine and a little pink
Chase away the April showers and make everyday bright and sunny this spring with Lilly Pulitzer from Pink Sorbet. With cheerful and colorful clothing and accessories, find the perfect outfit for every occasion from Mother’s Day brunch to graduation parties and the Carolina Cup. ®
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Take the party outside this spring
Woody is here to help you pick out the best outdoor fabric!
C R E AT E A B E A U T I F U L O U T D O O R S PA C E to enjoy with family and friends using fabric from Forest Lake Fabrics. A 4 th generation family owned fabric store that has been in Columbia for 53 years, Forest Lake Fabrics has a wide selection of styles that can help you transform your outdoor furniture from ordinary to exceptional.
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46 years of racing through Columbia M AY 1 8 - 1 9 , 2 0 1 8
With a series of 1 Mile races and the Kid’s Fun Run on Main Street, a 5K through downtown Columbia, and a Half Marathon that sends runners across the Congaree River and back, there truly is a race for everyone. Lace up your running shoes this May and join your neighbors at one of the Southeast’s longest continually-run road race.
A mattress handcrafted locally just for you
A 4 th generation family and locally owned company, Best Mattress has been handcrafting all of their mattresses right here in our community for 90 years. Each mattress is custom-tailored for your sleep needs, produced by hand, and inspected before delivering to your home â€“ all at surprisingly affordable prices!
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Wherever you plan to adventure to this spring—a date night out in Columbia, a day trip down to the low country, or brunch with your girls—find an outfit perfect for the occasion from tyler böe at Monkee’s of Columbia.
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Townie Electra Bikes Provided by Outspokin'
Cruisin’ into Spring in tyler böe
Capturing life’s most colorful moments You’ve seen him all over town: painting the everyday life found on Main Street during Soda City Market, translating a brilliant sunset over the river with his paintbrushes, creating an everlasting memory of a couple’s first dance, and everything in between. Artist Trahern Cook, outfitted with paint, brushes, and his easel, can bring all of your cherished moments to life.
W H E R E C A N H E PA I N T F O R YO U ? Schedule a live painting performance with Trahern and have your favorite places or momentous occasions captured on canvas.
Celebrating 30 years of bright smiles
For 30 years, Dr. Tom Major and his team have been providing the Midlands with the highest quality care while helping patients develop and maintain excellent oral health. The comfortable, family-friendly atmosphere in his office paired with his comforting and assuring attitude brings a smile to everyone who comes in.
3515 BUSH RIVER ROAD
L E A S E N OW A N D MOVE IN JUNE!
A place that’s built to
discover, host, & fuel dreams A confluence of culture, community, and commerce, Brookland offers amazing experience highlighted by the beauty of the Congaree River. Situated directly across from the Riverwalk, the Brookland community will form a social hub that builds on the culture and active lifestyle that visitors currently enjoy when they visit the area. Lease your space now in Building 1 and call Brookland your home beginning this summer! J O I N U S F O R B R O O K L A N D B R U N C H • S U N D AY S F R O M 1 0 A M - 2 P M • W E S T C O LU M B I A R I V E RWA L K
Good Life Cafe
Sara recently moved downtown and she has replaced her long, tiresome daily commutes with a new downtown lifestyle of fun and convenience. She loves living downtown and all of the great things that are now within walking distance for her in the 1600 block of Main Street.
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1 . A L LY & E L O I S E B A K E S H O P (In the Shoppes on Main) 6 . T H E G R A N D (Restaurant & Boutique Bowling) 7. M I C H A E L' S C A F E 8. GOOD LIFE CAFE 9. SWE E T CRE A M CO. 1 0 . L U L A D R A K E W I N E PA R L O U R 11 . S A N D W I C H D E P O T Ally & Eloise
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... GRAB A SCOOP OF HANDCRAFTED ICE CREAM AT SWEET CREAM CO TO COOL OFF ON A WARM SPRING DAY
... AND SO MUCH MORE, ALL WITHIN THE 1600 BLOCK OF MAIN STREET!
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Creating extraordinary experiences
Take in the sweeping views of the Congaree River, the Gervais Street Bridge, and downtown Columbia as you celebrate one of the most special occasions of your life. Whether you’re planning a wedding outside on the pavilion or green space, or a soirée inside the spacious main hall, you know Stone River will provide a memorable experience for you and your guests.
Meet Margaret and Jordan—let them help you plan a perfect event!
121 ALEX ANDER ROAD, WEST COLUMBIA 803.727.8047 STONERIVERCOLUMBIA .COM
Let your radiance shine through
C RYO T H E R A P Y | M A S S A G E + B O DY | E Y E L A S H E X T E N S I O N S | C O S M E T I C I N J E C T I O N S
Pura believes that life is about feeling, looking, and being your best. Their whole-body approach to wellness allows for you to cultivate your natural beauty from within by rejuvenating the body and mind. Cryotherapy benefits: inflammation relief, pain management, calorie burning, whole body circulation & cellular metabolism, and tissue repair & immune support. Benefits of HydraFacial: clearer, more beautiful skin with soothing, moisturizing, non-invasive, and non-irritating treatment. Cryotherapy 807 GERVAIS ST #101
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Nothin’ but net with
Step inside BP Skinner Clothiers, located in Columbia’s historic Vista district, and allow Brent Skinner and his team of menswear experts to pull together the perfect custom look for you this spring. No matter where your travels and adventures may take you, look and feel your best in menswear from casual to formal that was created with you in mind.
PERSONALIZED SERVICE & CUSTOM-MADE SUITING W A R D R O B E C O N S U LT I N G CASUAL MENSWEAR & ACCESSORIES
With clothes this comfortable, you’ll want to wear them both on and off the court!
1003 GERVAIS STREET SUITE A 803.661.7665 BPSKINNERCLOTHIERS.COM
Dining al fresco on Devine! Silver Spoon Bake Shop
S T R O L L , S H O P A N D S AV O R the sights and tastes of any one of the fantastic, locally-owned restaurants on Devine Street this spring. Start your day off with a hot cup of coffee and a freshly-made scone on a bakery’s front porch. Meet your friends for a delicious and healthy lunch on a spacious and covered patio. Celebrate under the lights over a decadent evening meal. Each one of Devine Street’s restaurants offers you the chance to enjoy the spring weather and have a unique outdoor dining experience.
Eggs Up Grill . Henry’s . Il Giorgione Silver Spoon Bake Shop . Tallulah Urban Cookhouse . Za's
VISIT DEVINESTREETCOLUMBIASC.COM FOR A LISTING OF ALL PARTICIPATING RESTAUR ANTS. Il Giorgione
Stephen Samuels paragliding over his home town of Cape Town, South Africa
Whether in the courtroom or paragliding high over a city, your lawyer should be fearless. The Samuels Law Firm team has the experience to tackle even the most complex work-related injuries, no matter how unique the situation. We work for the People who work. 20
1320 RICHL AND STREET 803.779.4000 SAMUELSL AWFIRM.NET
PR ACTICE ARE A S Workersâ€™ Compensation Personal Injury Construction Injuries Manufacturing Accidents Slip & Fall Accidents Truck & Car Accidents
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The best adventures start at home 125 Hawks Ridge Lane • Chapin Lakeside at Ballentine Community 4 bedrooms/2 full/1 half baths in 2615sf
No matter how far and wide your travels take you, there truly is no sweeter feeling than coming back home. Kate Sweeten and her team make buying and selling a home in the Midlands simple. Finding your dream home on Lake Murray, in downtown Columbia, and everywhere in between has never been easier. Make Kate your agent of choice in the Midlands.
209 Secret Cove Drive • Lexington Secret Cove Community 5 bedrooms/3 full/1 hald baths in 4000sf
110 Due West Court • Lexington Spence Plantation Community 5 bedrooms/4 full/2 half baths in 4400sf
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Blaze your own fashion trail STEP OUT THIS S P R I N G with a new look that allows your personality to shine as brightly as the clothes and accessories you wear!
Mondayâ€“Saturday 10am - 6pm
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POUT curates a selection of hard-tofind and cult favorite brands including leading all-natural and organic lines. Whether you're looking for an effective skincare routine or a luxurious evening makeup look, POUT's team of talented artists can help you find a natural fit.
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Flow into spring with yoga & unlimited personal training
The team at Progressive Fitness is passionate about helping you reach your fitness goals this year! Between the unlimited personal training and the group fitness classes, you can increase your flexibility and energy levels while reducing your stress as you work towards improving your fitness.
2005 N. BELTLINE BOULE VARD #4
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B A R R E • Y I N YA S A YO G A SUSPENSION TR AINING • DANCE FUSION • & MORE
From left to right: Steve Taylor, Dana Wolfe, Jack Wolfe
Hit a HOME run with Wolfe & Taylor F O R O V E R 7 0 Y E A R S , the brokers at Wolfe & Taylor have been stepping up to the plate in Columbiaâ€™s real estate market. From professional property management to buying and selling a home, their brokers, agents, and managers are ready to meet all of your real estate needs. Let them go to bat for you! 1216 PICKENS STREET
Celebrating a decade of style
BARCO WINK D A N S KO CHEROKEE MED COUTURE LANDAU
10 years ago, Robin, Donna, and Maria came together to provide a service to the Columbia market—offering stylish medical uniforms, occupational shoes, and medical accessories. Fast forward today, and they now carry over 10,000 pieces in their shop. Enjoy a boutique-style shopping experience in their storefront, or schedule an appointment and they’ll come to you.
4508 ST ANDREWS RD # 1
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Spring 2018 Events SPRING FLING
Saturday, March 17 All day GARDENING FOR W I L D L I F E WO R K S H O P
Tuesday, March 20 6:30pm L I M I T E D S PA C E V E G E TA B L E WO R K S H O P S
March 24 | 10am & 2pm TIPS & TECHNIQUES F O R G R OW I N G T O M AT O E S WO R K S H O P
Saturday, March 31 10am E G G S T R AVA G A N Z A
Saturday, March 31 All Day K I D ’ S D AY 2 0 1 8
Wednesday, April 4 10am–2pm M A M A PA LO OZ A
Saturday, May 12 | All Day PA PA PA LO OZ A
Saturday, June 16 All Day See wingardsmarket.com for more events
Spring into gardening season A full-service garden center that still has it’s original roadside azalea stand charm, Wingard’s Market has been a staple in our community for the last 50 years. Stroll through the gardens to gather inspiration for your own yard, learn everything from how to grow your own garden to how to spot owls, and shop in their garden center, produce market and gift shoppe. 1403 N. L AKE DRIVE, LEXINGTON 803.359.9091 WINGARDSMARKET.COM
WEDDINGS & FORMAL EVENTS
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In a busy spring season full of proms, formals, and weddings, skip the crowds and the long lines at the storeâ€”Tux on Trux will come directly to you! Get measured, select your tux of choice from their wide selection of styles and colors, and wait for the tux to be delivered to you. Itâ€™s the easiest way to assure that you have the most dapper style for your event!
AUTHENTIC Leading the way through innovation and example. The original Alodia
Fresh Face: Alodia’s Cucina Italiana S T E P I N T O A LO D I A ’ S A N D I M M E D I AT E LY F E E L AT H O M E in the restaurant as you would in your own kitchen as you settle in around the table for supper. The warm and inviting atmosphere beckons you to linger over what’s sure to be an incredible meal, if the delicious and tantalizing smells coming from the open kitchen are anything to go by. With recipes pulled from the pages of his family’s cookbook, proprietor Adam Hunaeu has brought his greatgrandmother Alodia’s authentic Italian cuisine to a new generation. The fresh sauces and homemade pasta have enticed family and friends to come together at the table throughout the years and continue to do so today. “What I enjoy most about it is what happens during the process of actually
making the food,” Adam said. “The food is our mission but everyone always gathers around the kitchen while food is being made whether it’s at home or at the store. It’s the conversation that happens, the jokes that are told, the bonds that are made. I think when you take that time to prepare meals from scratch, whether they’re you’re greatgrandmother’s recipes or new recipes, something special is allowed to happen.” Order one of your traditional favorite Italian dishes from the menu, like Chicken Parmesan, Lasagna, or Baked Spaghetti, and be absolutely delighted by how incredible each of the dishes tastes. Or branch out and try one of the speciality dishes that Alodia’s is well known for like the Bowtie Gratinata, the Chef Special, or the Duck Penne Gorgonzola, all of which have people
coming back to Alodia’s over and over again. “I enjoy the opportunity to meet so many great people from doing this,” Adam said. “Our team is number one to me. The people that I get to work with day in and day out is high on the list of things that I get out of sharing Alodia’s with our guests. I love what I do because of our team. Our culture here is amazing. They are all dedicated to excellence and quality, and I am so proud of everyone on our team. Family is important to me and my wife Betsy and I are blessed to be able to be on this journey together.” To learn more about Alodia’s, visit their website at alodias.com.
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Find tranquility on State Street
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Relax to the sounds of calming water fountains as you slip into your Spa 131 robe, indulge with warm aromatherapy neck wraps and delicious hot tea after you receive your favorite face and body treatment.
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131 STATE STREET 803.251.9400 SPA131.COM
Turning a historic school into charming townhomes
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NOW LEASING! 1, 2 , 3 B E D R O O M F LO O R P L A N S | 1 2 ’ + C E I L I N G S | S E C U R I T Y S Y S T E M S | S TA I N L E S S S T E E L A P P L I A N C E S L A R G E C LO S E T S | F E N C E D - I N YA R D | A M P L E PA R K I N G | Q U I E T, C E N T R A L N E I G H B O R H O O D
Built in 1931, the historic Fannie McCants Elementary School has been expertly restored and transformed into 9 townhomes and flats by Wheeler & Wheeler. They have preserved both the culture and the appearance of the historic building by retaining the high ceilings, hardwood floors, original brick walls, transoms, and doors. Tucked away in the Elmwood neighborhood, the Homes at McCants offer peaceful, downtown living with the modern conveniences and location desired by today’s urban residents.
1711 GERVAIS STREET 803.360.0772
This spring, adventure awaits you in Columbia. Seek it, find it, embrace it, & enjoy it. Hop on your bike and explore the Palmetto Trail. Lace up your running shoes and participate in a local road race. Rent a kayak, slip into the water and paddle along the shores of Lake Murray. Grab your pups and take a walk along Timmerman Trail. Find your sleeping bag and camp out under the stars at Congaree National Park. Pack your cooler and float down the river with friends.
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The experts at Outspokinâ€™ Bicycles are passionate about biking and about sharing their love of biking with you. Combine that passion with their knowledge and their wide selection of Trek bikes, and you can find everything you need to cruise along the Riverwalk or tackle the trails at Harbison State Forest and Sesquicentennial State Park.
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TAKE HAPPY HOUR WITH YOU WHEREVER YOU GO Regardless which body of water is calling your name, from the river to the lake to the beach, Craft and Draft has you covered. Stop by their shop on Devine Street, enjoy a selection from their rotating taps, and create the essential custom six pack to enjoy in the warm sunshine.
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Start your next adventure out on the right foot— and in the right shoe. Visit with the experts at Strictly Running where you will have your foot measured, your running style observed, and the right shoe picked out for the type of exercise that you’ll be doing. Afterwards, you’ll be ready to lace up and hit the roads! 2515 DEVINE STREET
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WAKEBOARD LIKE THE PROS Celebrating 13 years of Lake Murray’s biggest watersports event
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to wakeboard like a pro, Weekend With the Pros is your opportunity. Pro wakeboarders will be back on Lake Murray again this summer for two days to teach riders of all ages and abilities. The highlight of the weekend? The Pro Wakeboard Exhibition at Frayed Knot in Chapin where they’ll throw their best tricks for you to see! 803.200.1004
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Authentic: Dr. Rudy Mancke “ W H E N YO U ’ R E D O I N G W H AT YO U LO V E , I T ’ S T H E C A K E ,” explained Naturalist Rudy Mancke. “And when people love what you’re doing? That’s the icing.” With curious eyes a fierce ocean-blue and skin tanned from years of marveling at the outside world, and with a voice that’s distinct, rhythmic, and interesting, you can’t help but give him all of your attention when he’s discussing his life’s story and passion with you. Rudy was born just after WWII in 1945, and his mother would say that ever since he could roll around in a playpen, he’s loved picking things up and exploring. As soon as he learned to read, books became the most important possession and the library his favorite place. He devoured every book in the children’s section, and when it came time, the librarian gave him access to the nature section.
“The connections in nature are the same here as they are in different parts of the world.” Rudy was drafted into the Vietnam War while in Graduate School at USC. Though not ideal, he decided to make the best with the hand that he had been dealt and he absorbed his experiences and surroundings overseas. He was an x-ray technician and a cross-trained medic, which allowed him to learn about the human body. Any opportunity that he could, he would go off and explore by taking walks in the western Germany woods to learn about the local wildlife.
“There is no substitute for experience.” After returning from Europe, he taught high school biology and geology. As the only known naturalist in the state, the SC State Museum reached out and asked him to start and curate their natural
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history collection in 1975. It was his dream job. From there, he connected with other like-minded individuals at SCETV and the show NatureScene was born. From 1978 through 2003, Rudy walked, explored, discovered, and shared everything from the mountains to the sea and beyond.
“Be naturally curious and be helpful to others.” Today, Dr. Mancke is still as curious as ever and is still sharing his passion with the world. He teaches Graduate School at USC, hosting NatureNotes on SC Public Radio News and Talk each weekday, and takes groups on nature walks. To try and summarize all that Naturalist Rudy Mancke has accomplished in his lifetime on one page is impossible. Visit our blog online to read more about him, and mark your calendars for a Nature Walk with Rudy on April 7!
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THE PURPOSE OF LIFE, AFTER ALL, IS TO LIVE IT, TO TASTE EXPERIENCE TO THE UTMOST, TO REACH OUT EAGERLY AND WITHOUT FEAR FOR NEWER AND RICHER EXPERIENCE.
— Eleanor Roosevelt
Anyone can find adventure in Columbia. Whether you’re discovering it by foot, on a wakeboard, in a kayak, or on a bike, it’s outside waiting for you. See how some of our favorite Columbians take advantage of some of our incredible natural resources, parks, and outdoor areas.
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FAVORITE PLACE TO WAKEBOARD: In a cove on Lake Murray FAVORITE FOOD TO EAT BEFORE WAKEBOARDING: Burritos FAVORITE SONG TO WAKEBOARD TO: HandClap by Fitz & the Tantrums FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL WAKEBOARDER: Mr. Steel (Lafferty)
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FAVORITE PLACE TO PADDLE IN COLUMBIA: Cedar Creek in Congaree National Park is my favorite, by far. There is magic there; the cypress and tupelo canopy just pulls you into a different world. I see something new every trip, even though I’ve paddled Congaree National Park 500 times or more. And, the flat blackwater of Cedar Creek is very easy to paddle, even for a novice canoer or kayaker. HELPFUL TIP FOR A NEW PADDLER: Always take a friend to share the fun, and help you get the boat off your car! Advice from a local shop is good.
SHAWANNA WHITE Runner
FAVORITE PLACES TO RUN DOWNTOWN: • Shandon Neighborhood (it’s very runner friendly) • Riverfront Park • USC track. TIPS FOR BEGINNING RUNNERS: • Invest in the right shoe for you • Build your mileage gradually • Find a run group to help make it easier to get out the door for your run.
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"A walk in the woods is my favorite thing to do and it's free!" FAVORITE TRAILS TO WALK: • Congaree National Park • Dreher Island State Park • Sesqui State Park • Peachtree Rock Heritage Preserve
FAVORITE PLACES TO BIKE: • Fort Jackson for Road Biking (don’t forget your pass!) • Harbison State Forest for Mountain Biking TIPS FOR BIKING IN COLUMBIA: • Have a bike that fits you and has been tuned up by a bike mechanic • Reach out to Carolina Cyclers or TriCity Cyclers to find other cyclists to ride with
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CAMP at Dreher Island State Park
BIKE at Harbison State Forest
RUN the Lake Murray Dam
PADDLE the Saluda River
WALK the Timmerman Trail
EXPLORE at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens
KAYAK at Cedar Creek in Congaree National Park
FLY FISH at Saluda Shoals Park
HIKE at Sesquicentennial State Park
FLOAT the Congaree River
SAIL on Lake Murray
DISCOVER… so much more that Columbia and its natural surroundings have to offer!
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Fun fact: Dr. Hairr spends his weekends adventuring by wakeboard on Lake Murray!
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B U I L D I N G A L E G A C Y T O G E T H E R . The Community Foundation is your partner in philanthropy and makes it easy to achieve your charitable goals. In 2017, donors at the Community Foundation gave over $12 million to local nonprofit organizations. With a variety of fund options, we offer a simple, flexible home for your philanthropy. To learn more or start a fund, visit www.yourfoundation.org/CreateAFund. 2711 MIDDLEBURG DRIVE, SUITE 213 YOURFOUNDATION.ORG
This summer, give your child the opportunity to allow their creativity to run free, to develop previously undiscovered talents, to form new friendships, and to establish everlasting memories. Browse through this sampling of unique camp opportunities for your child (and even some for you!) and plan your best summer yet!
R I C H L A N D C O U N T Y R E C R E AT I O N S U M M E R O F A D V E N T U R E S D AY CAMP JUNE 5 - AUGUST 11 richlandcountyrecreation.com/programs/ summer-camps/
H E AT H WO O D H A L L’ S C O D E R E V ’ S REV ROBOTS & ENGINEERS JUNE 4-8 heathwood.org/summer
HAMMOND’S H AW K R I D G E C A M P JUNE 4 -8, JUNE 11-15, JUNE 18-22, JUNE 25-29 hammondschool.org/page/summerprograms/hawk-ridge-camp
THE NICK’S STOP-MOTION A N I M AT I O N C A M P JUNE 4-8, JUNE 11-15 nickelodeon.org/programs/summer-camps/
S C A M E R I C A N L E G I O N ’ S PA L M E T T O B OY S S TAT E JUNE 10-16 palmettoboysstate.com
H E AT H WO O D H A L L’ S J A Z Z Y J E W E L RY JUNE 4-9 heathwood.org/summer
S C A M E R I C A N L E G I O N ’ S PA L M E T T O G I R L S S TAT E JUNE 10-16 palmettogirlsstate.net
C O LU M B I A C O L L E G E ’ S S U M M E R A RT I N T E N S I V E C A M P JUNE 4-9 ccis.edu/day/summercamps.aspx
C O LU M B I A C O L L E G E ’ S F O R E N S I C SCIENCE SUMMER CAMP JUNE 11-13 ccis.edu/day/summercamps.aspx
R I V E R B A N K S Y U C KO LO G Y C A M P M U LT I P L E W E E K S T H R O U G H O U T THE SUMMER riverbanks.org/education/day-camps RIVERBANKS GARDEN FRIENDS CAMP M U LT I P L E W E E K S T H R O U G H O U T THE SUMMER riverbanks.org/education/day-camps
Registration is now open for Summer Camp! Learn more at EdVenture.org
Discover your passion for jewelry making
Anne Bivens is a jewelry artist dedicated to her craft, but did you know that she’s also an academic coach at a local school? This summer, she’s combining her natural teaching ability with her talent for making beautiful jewelry and is offering jewelry making classes to the community. Beginners can learn the basics of creating jewelry while intermediate students can hone in on skills they have already begun developing.
Spring and Summer 2018 Classes I N T E R M E D I AT E J E W E L RY M A K I N G CLASS: WRAP BRACELET
March 23-24 BEGINNER S I LV E R S M I T H I N G CLASS
April 27-29 I N T E R M E D I AT E J E W E L RY M A K I N G CLASS
May 18-20 M E TA L S M I T H I N G & ENAMELING WEEK LO N G C L A S S
June 4-9 August 6-10
WILL MUSCHAMP’S YO U T H F O O T B A L L C A M P JUNE 11-13 camps.jumpforward.com/ GamecockFBCamps E D V E N T U R E ’ S C A M P E R S ’ D AW N S TA L E Y ’ S B A S K E T B A L L A C A D E M Y D AY C A M P JUNE 11-14 dawnstaleybasketballcamp.com/camps.php C O LU M B I A C O L L E G E ’ S N U R S I N G SUMMER CAMP JUNE 11-15 ccis.edu/day/summercamps.aspx H E AT H WO O D H A L L’ S CRITTER CAMP JUNE 11-15 heathwood.org/summer USC’S CAROLINA JOURNALISM INSTITUTE CAMP JUNE 13-16 sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/cic/ journalism_and_mass_communications/ scholastic_organizations/sipa/cji/index.php
S C R O U G H R I D E R S ’ WA K E B O A R D LESSONS WITH THE PROS JUNE 15 & 16 scroughriders.com USC’S SUMMER DRUM MAJOR CLINIC JUNE 15-17 sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/music/ community/summer_programs/drum_major_ clinic.php SC GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL FOR S C I E N C E & M AT H E M AT I C S ARDUINO & GAMES JUNE 18-21 scgssm.org/camps/iteams-xtreme-nextgeneration SC GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL FOR S C I E N C E & M AT H E M AT I C S ARDUINO & ROBOTICS JUNE 18-21 scgssm.org/camps/iteams-xtreme-nextgeneration
EDVENTURE’S THE SCIENCE OF FLIGHT JUNE 18-22 edventure.org/programs/camps/summercamp-2018/ H E AT H WO O D H A L L’ S C R E AT I N G T H E M A G I C : T H E I L LU S I O N O F T H E AT R E JUNE 18-22 heathwood.org/summer H E AT H WO O D H A L L’ S P I C A S S O ’ S P L AYG R O U N D JUNE 18 - 22 heathwood.org/summer EDVENTURE'S GOURMET COOKBOOK JUNE 25-29 edventure.org/programs/camps/summercamp-2018/ H I S T O R I C C O LU M B I A ’ S S U M M E R CAMP ‘68 JUNE 25-29 historiccolumbia.org/events/hc-s-summercamp-68
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EDVENTURE’S ROBOTICS & CODING: THE ROAD TO BEING T E C H S AV V Y S TA RT S H E R E J U LY 1 6 - 2 0 edventure.org/programs/camps/summercamp-2018/
THE NICK’S SCI-FI HORROR CAMP J U LY 2 - 6 nickelodeon.org/programs/summer-camps/
June, continued THE NICK’S SCI-FI HORROR CAMP JUNE 25-29 nickelodeon.org/programs/summer-camps/ H E AT H WO O D H A L L’ S W H I T E WAT E R K AYA K I N G C A M P JUNE 25 -29 heathwood.org/summer H E AT H WO O D H A L L’ S G U I TA R & K E Y B O A R D JUNE 25-29 heathwood.org/summer
H E AT H WO O D H A L L’ S YO U T H D I G I TA L M O D D E S I G N J U LY 1 6 - 2 0 heathwood.org/summer
H I S T O R I C C O LU M B I A ’ S S U M M E R CAMP ‘68 J U LY 9 - 1 3 historiccolumbia.org/events/hc-s-summercamp-68
C O LU M B I A Y M C A ’ S ADVENTURE CAMP J U LY 2 4 - 2 8 columbiaymca.org/programs/summer-camp/
H E AT H WO O D H A L L’ S GRAMMAR GURUS J U LY 9 - 1 3 heathwood.org/summer HAMMOND’S H AW K R I D G E C A M P J U LY 9 - 1 3 , J U LY 1 6 - 2 0 , J U LY 2 3 - 2 7 , J U LY 3 0 - A U G U S T 3 hammondschool.org/page/summerprograms/hawk-ridge-camp
EDVENTURE’S CAMPERS’ GOURMET COOKBOOK J U LY 3 0 - A U G U S T 3 edventure.org/programs/camps/summercamp-2018/ C O LU M B I A C O L L E G E ’ S G I R L S W H O GAME SUMMER CAMP J U LY 3 0 - A U G U S T 3 ccis.edu/day/summercamps.aspx
Spend the summer at Heathwood Heathwood Hall’s Summer Camp Programs have been designed to be developmentally appropriate for students aged two to grade twelve, and vary across the spectrum to include STEM, sports, arts & crafts, academic enrichment, and adventure. These specialty camps are led by Heathwood faculty, local experts, or nationally renowned vendors that provide the top-tier of excellence in teaching and learning. With a wide range of camps to choose from, you’ll be able to find ones that appeal to your child’s diverse interests! See the previous pages for a sample of our camp offerings!
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Join WXRY for the 8th Annual River Rocks Festival this spring, hosted by Congaree Riverkeeper! Enjoy fellowship, fun and live music on the banks of the Congaree River in-between the Gervais Street Bridge and the Blossom Street Bridge. With local artisans, food trucks, libations from Sweetwater Brewing Company, and scenic views of the stunning Congaree River, this family friendly music festival is a must-do event this spring. All proceeds from the festival benefit Congaree Riverkeeper, which enables them to continue advocating for our regionâ€™s most precious natural resource: our rivers!
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WHEN BOB AND BERNIE COLLINS recently moved to Garden Spot Village, Bob was curious: would he still be able to pursue his passion for welding and metalworking? A machinist and millwright by trade, Bob has enjoyed metalworking in his spare time since he was ten years old. After some coordination with Garden Spot Village, help from friends, and the recruitment of other interested residents, Bob established the official Garden Spot Village Metal Crafters on campus. The Garden Spot Village community donated machining tools, welders, clamps, and other materials, to make the metal shop a reality. Now the group is growing more than ever, with designated members training others on machines, teaching those who are new to welding, and collaborating on projects together. Living a purposeful life in a thriving community is at the heart of Garden Spot Village—because crafting a meaningful future never ends. We would love to hear your story, introduce you to some residents and give you the opportunity to learn a little more about the Garden Spot story.
Get in touch and we’ll set a time to see if it makes sense to craft a future together. You’re invited to visit our website or give us a call.
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Comprised of several different concepts, each restaurant has its own distinct personality that embodies a casual, friendly and eclectic atmosphere.
PROVI DE NCE COOKS!
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6 – 8pm
Eating the DASH Way Providence Health 2435 Forest Dr. Columbia, SC 29204
6 – 8pm
Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle with a Plant Based Diet Providence Health Northeast 120 Gateway Corporate Blvd. Columbia, SC 29203
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Balancing your Plate with Heirloom Fruit and Vegetables Providence Health 2435 Forest Dr. Columbia, SC 29204 Classes fill up fast! Call
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Local Events S T. PAT ’ S I N F I V E P O I N T S MARCH 17, 2018
R I V E R R O C K S M U S I C F E S T I VA L APRIL 14, 2018
R O S E WO O D C R AW F I S H F E S T I VA L M AY 5 , 2 0 1 8
Shake your shamrocks with 45,000 of your closest friends in Five Points with live music, a food truck rodeo, and plenty of green beer. stpatscolumbia.com
With local artisans, food trucks, drinks from Sweetwater Brewing Company, and scenic views of the Congaree River, this family-friendly music festival is a must-do event this spring. riverrocksfestival.com
Start the day off with the Crawdaddy Dash 5K and then dine on delicious Creole cuisine, with 10,000+ pounds of fresh Louisiana grown crawfish. rosewoodcrawfishfest.com
SODA CITY SUDS WEEK MARCH 17 - 24, 2018
Raise a toast to local craft beer in Columbia during the 4th annual Soda City Suds Week with events throughout the week, culminating in the Cream of the Crop Beer Festival. sodacitysudsweek.com TA RTA N D AY S O U T H MARCH 22 - 25, 2018
Honor Celtic heritage in our community at the 8th annual celebration featuring unique sports, incredible music, great food, and interactive exhibitions. tartandaysouth.com A RT S & D R A U G H T S AT C M A MARCH 23, 2018
Come after hours and enjoy beer from The Whig, lie musical performances, DIY art projects, interactive art, scavenger hunts, & more. columbiamuseum.org/arts-draughtsmarch-2018 F I R E F L I E S O P E N I N G D AY APRIL 5, 2018
The Fireflies are back at bat for their third season in Columbia beginning this April and will have games running April through Labor Day Weekend. milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t3705 S P R I N G G U I D E D N AT U R E T O U R O F TIMMERMAN TRAIL APRIL 7, 2018
Explore the plants, animals, and geology of Timmerman Trail with a Guided Tour by Dr. Rudy Mancke. cityofcayce-sc.gov/newsfiles/ naturetour.pdf
WO R L D FA M O U S H I P - H O P FA M I LY D AY APRIL 14, 2018
SOUTH CAROLINA P O U LT RY F E S T I VA L M AY 1 0 - 1 2 , 2 0 1 8
Free and open to everyone, this festival is a day to come together for peace, love, unity, and a really fun time with great music. lovepeacehiphop.com
With an annual parade, a 5K road race, volleyball tournament, cooking contest, car show, games, rides, a fireworks show, and more, this is one festival you don’t want to miss! scpoultryfestival.com
TRUE TO THE BREW TRAIL RUN APRIL 21, 2018
GOVERNOR’S CUP ROAD RACE M AY 1 8 - 1 9 , 2 0 1 8
Run along the beautiful 6.5 mile Peak to Prosperity Passage on the Palmetto Trail. At the end of the race, enjoy a Brewfest on the Broad River Trestle and a free beer from Craft and Draft.
From the 1 Mile Fun Run to the Half Marathon, this two day road race event is one for everyone. governorscupsc.org
F O O D T R U C K F E S T I VA L APRIL 28, 2018
Featuring some of the area’s most popular food trucks, this festival also highlights dozens of regional & national craft breweries for an afternoon of fun at the State Fairgrounds. foodtruckfestivalsofamerica.com/southcarolina/ R I V E R R U N N E R D E M O D AY APRIL 29, 2018
Come to Dreher Island State Park and talk with kayak, canoe, and standup paddleboard brand experts about the latest gear - and then get on the water and try it out! shopriverrunner.com MIDLANDS GIVES 2018 M AY 1 , 2 0 1 8
Join Midlands Gives for 24hrs of giving to benefit our community’s nonprofits. midlandsgives.org
D R I N K P I N K R O S É F E S T I VA L M AY 2 0 , 2 0 1 8
Featuring close to 100 Rosé wines, this festival celebrates everyone’s favorite summer pink wine at City Roots. f2tproductions.com/new-events/ DRIFT JAM JUNE 2, 2018
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/home.html WEEKEND WITH THE PROS JUNE 15 - 16, 2018
This is the largest annual gathering of spectators and wakeboarders in SC and includes lessons & riding exhibitions from pro-wakeboarders, in-water boat demos, and a huge boat raft up. scroughriders.com
Social Mission: PAALS AT F I G , W E B E L I E V E in the power of a community that works together to identify needs and find solutions— one that creates connections and is passionate about helping its neighbors. For our 2018 Social Mission Partner, we’ve chosen Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS), an impactful non-profit whose good works contribute immensely to our thriving, local community. PAALS is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that is committed to enriching and empowering children and adults with physical disabilities and social needs by training service animals and providing animal assisted educational and recreational activities. At PAALS, each puppy is nurtured with love, trained by professionals, and partnered with passion on each step of the journey from puppy to PAALS Service Dog. As part of the training
process, PAALS dogs provide services to locations across the state including summer camps, reading programs, and internships. These outreach programs not only expose the dogs to a variety of environments, but also educate the community on dog care as well as the services that assistance dogs provide.
16 that allows for youth to work with professional dog trainers to reinforce the skills of the assistance dogs presently in training to help people with disabilities in our community. The focus of the program is to build teamwork, teach leadership skills, and to reinforce the importance of community service.
“Our Summer PAALS program has been such a success that we have seen a need for youth to connect with our dogs during the school year as well,” said Mitzie Renwick, PAALS Development Coordinator. An After School PAALS program was created to fit that need.
“I love being a part of PAALS because I can help teach the dogs control, which is important.”
“I love being a part of PAALS because I get to be a part of the training. I get to see them grow!” — Eva After School PAALS is an after school program for students age 11 through
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— Eden Students may sign up for one month, two months, or for the full semester for weekly 1.5 hour sessions at PAALS. During each session, they help nurture and train PAALS dogs alongside the professionals.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PA L M E T T O A N I M A L A S S I S T E D L I F E S E RV I C E S , contact Mitzie Renwick, Development Coordinator at email@example.com or 803.500.9099.
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Fig is a hyper-local guide to shopping, dining, arts, and entertainment that brings both voice and vision to great small destinations. Our c...
Published on Mar 1, 2018
Fig is a hyper-local guide to shopping, dining, arts, and entertainment that brings both voice and vision to great small destinations. Our c...