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Dec 2009 - Jan 2010
iThink, therefore iPhone.
Top ten apps Wink can’t live without.
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wink gift guide
Gifts and gadgets you’ll love to give (and get!)
new you resolutions
Become the person you’ve always wanted to be.
From last minute shopping-to where you’ll want to be when the ball drops!
Fortress Fashion Shows | WINTER WONDERLAND FASHION SHOW Modeling agency, Fortress Fashion Shows, in collaboration with the Paul Mitchell school of Columbia, showcased the latest winter fashion trends in hair, make-up and apparel. The show was held November 7th at Dutch Square mall. www.fortressfashionshows.com
Posh at the Sheraton | EX TRUE SIONS EXHIBIT Anastasia Chernoff’s show entitled “Ex True Sions” featured original sculptures, some created while the artist was under hypnosis. Ex True Sions was held at Posh at the Sheraton - 1400 Main Street
iThink, therefore iPhone.
On January 9th, 2007, it could be said that good things come to those who wait. The whispered rumors and predictions that for nearly two years languished unfulfilled culminated in a clamorous atmosphere of geek euphoria at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, California. A thin, silver-haired 50-something in his trademark jeans, black turtleneck, and just the slightest hint of a self-aggrandizing (and decidedly well-earned) swagger, took the stage. What followed was the keynote speech that would fundamentally change the way we use mobile devices. When Steve Jobs announced Apple’s newest product, he said it was one that would “reinvent the phone.” Since that day, iPhone has become a household name to smartphone users. The iPhone brings together music, video, photos, internet, gaming, and connectivity in one single device. With just over two years after its first unveiling, Apple has released three versions of the iPhone: the original, the 3G and now the 3GS. The latest model has a faster processor, more memory, an auto-focusing 3 megapixel camera, a digital compass, and the ability to (finally) record video. To say the iPhone’s App Store is a success would be a gigantic understatement. One of the largest additions to the iPhone, the App Store was launched in July of 2008. To date the App Store has over one hundred thousand unique applications available to download. When they say “there’s an app for that” there probably is. iPhone users have downloaded over two million applications for their phones. People use apps to read medical imaging, find a friend’s new house, or laugh out loud (LOL).
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HERE AT WINK WE LOVE OUR IPHONES AND CANNOT FUNCTION WITHOUT THEM. THEY CAPTURE HILARIOUS PET MOMENTS, HELP US REMEMBER WHAT TO GET AT THE GROCERY STORE, AND ALLOW US TO KEEP IN-TOUCH WITH OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILIES. WITH OVER A HUNDRED THOUSAND APPS TO SIFT THROUGH WE THOUGHT WE WOULD SHARE WITH YOU WINK’S FAVORITE IPHONE APPLICATIONS!
Website - http://www.stone.com/Twittelator/index.html Here at WINK we love social media and therefore we love twitter. Twitter is a place where you and your friends can post short messages along with pictures or videos. It runs the gamut between personal updating and global reporting. Some folks may share what they had for dinner, others may offer a unique perspective on events like the Iranian elections this past summer. If you don’t think any of your friends “tweet” just start asking around, you might be surprised. Twittelator is the premier twitter application for the iPhone. It allows the user to have the complete twitter experience on the go. Twittelator allows you to post pictures, videos, audio, re-tweet, have subgroups, drafts, offline-tweeting, “automatic send queue,” an auto refresh feature, constant trend updating, log file, stock portfolio, advanced search, and on and on and on!!! For the Twitter user on the go, Twitterlator is an absolute must have.
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Website - http://www.trapster.com/ I am sure that everyone knows where the speed traps are where they live and how to avoid getting a pricy ticket. But what happens when you are in a different city? Trapster can help you avoid that bank-busting ticket in unfamiliar places. Trapster is an application for getting speed trap alerts on your Blackberry, iPhone, Nokia, Android, Windows Mobile, Palm Pre, Garmin, or TomTom device. They crowdsource speed traps from across the globe, so you can avoid unnecessary speeding tickets. By using the iPhone’s GPS, Trapster can warn you if you are approaching a potential speed trap, alert you to slow down, and allow you to keep more green in your bank! Some of Trapster’s iPhone features are: •
Map that orients based on direction of travel via vectors (not like a compass that simply uses the direction the phone is pointing). Because it does not use the compass, it works on the $99 iPhone.
Full in-app iPod control without ever leaving Trapster
Slideout with Google crowdsourced traffic generated by 100s of millions of Google Maps uses on all types of mobile phones.
Select spoken warnings in English, French, German, Spanish, plus fun voices.
Points of Interest for gas stations, banks, parking lots, police stations, fire stations, and lots more coming.
Improved “My Trips” UI, ability to integrate with more types of car audio systems
● Cost FREE
Website link- http://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=22389032130 Everyone is on Facebook. My Grandpa even has an account! Chances are that if you have an iPhone then you have at least two hundred “friends” on Facebook. With the latest update to Facebook users now can post videos and have the complete Facebook experience while on the go. If you have an iPhone and a Facebook account, then this app is a must for your phone!
● Cost FREE
Website - http://www.marcussatellite.com/SMACK_TALK/ Some days you just need a laugh. On those days, all you have to do is reach for your iPhone! SmackTalk! is a voice-altering app that features an animated guinea pig, puppy, kitten, and chihuahua that repeat what you say in high-pitched Squeaky voices, or low-pitched Freaky voices for hours of hilarious laughter. SmackTalk! always sets off a chain reaction of laughter. The animation and lip-sync are so responsive you’d swear they’re alive. Adults can’t believe their ears. Your voice sounds like it’s on helium, in slow-motion, or deep as an ape! For extra fun--record the boss for hours at a time in meetings. This app never disappoints and everyone from kids to adults find it hilarious.
● Cost $0.99
05 APP BOX PRO
Website link - http://www.allaboutapps.net/ App Box Pro is the iPhone’s software version of the Swiss Army knife! It has everything from a Clinometer, a currency converter, date calculator, ruler, tip calculator, a translator and a lot more! This is the app that saves the day. When you have that strange question or a bit of information that you should know but cannot recall, App Box Pro really saves the day.
● Cost $0.99
06 GUITAR TOOL KIT
Website - http://www.agilepartners.com/apps/guitartoolkit/ Either you or someone you know plays guitar, and, chances are, they also have an iPhone. For the guitarists out there, the must have app is Guitar Tool Kit from Agile Partners. It is a one-stop app for all guitarist’s needs. CHROMATIC TUNNER: Using the iPhone’s microphone, GuitarToolkit provides a highly accurate chromatic tuner. You can tune to any musical note or to a specific tuning. Need to see it on stage? The high contrast mode is a perfect fit. SCALES: Choose from a list of scales for each note. You can even see scales for any tuning you choose. The interactive fretboard means you can just touch a note to hear exactly what it sounds like. CHORD LIBRARY: With over 500,000 chords, you can ditch those chord books you’ve been carrying around. Need to hear what a chord sounds like? No problem, just give it a strum. GuitarToolkit also support chords for alternate tunings! METRONOME: GuitarToolkit also includes a precisely accurate metronome with 13 different sound effects and 12 time signatures. The metronome includes a visible flash option and a tempo tap pad. More than guitar!!! GuitarToolkit provides full support for 6 and 12 string Guitar, 4, 5 and 6 string Bass, Banjo, Ukulele and Mandolin.
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07 GPS DRIVE Website link- http://news.motionx.com/category/motionx-gps-drive/ One of the best things about the iPhone and the App store is the ability to have a full functioning turn by turn GPS navigation with you at all times. The problem is that most of these programs cost about as much as a stand-alone GPS device. Tom-Tom has an app for the iPhone but it will set you back $99! MotionX is a full featured turn by turn GPS program for a fraction of the cost. It comes with a 30 day trial and after that you can choose a 30 day subscription for $2.99 or one year of navigation for $24.99! I have been using it for the past three weeks and it always has taken me right to my destination. GPS is never perfect, but the MotionX App is just as good as my stand-alone Garmin Nuvi.
● Cost $2.99 + Subscription
08 LOSE IT
Website- http://www.loseit.com/ Lose it is simply a wonderful app. I have personally lost over 25 pounds and learned a lot about my eating habits over the past few months. It is so easy to enter the food you eat that you cannot help but start losing weight! Lose It is basically a food diary that follows how many calories you eat a day and puts you on a plan to get you to your desired weight on a safe timetable!
● Cost FREE
Website - http://www.pandora.com/on-the-iphone How many times have you surfed the radio in search of a station that played the music that made you move? Well, WINK has an answer! Pandora is a personalized radio service, delivered over the web, cell phones and consumer electronics devices, that allows listeners to create stations based on their favorite artists and songs. The free service, that now counts close to 40 million registered listeners in the US, is powered by the Music Genome Project - a vast, hand-built taxonomy that connects songs based on their similarity across hundreds of musical attributes, enabling users to enjoy music they know and discover music they’ll love. Pandora works both on 3G and the Edge networks! So plug in and finally tell the radio what you want to hear!
● Cost FREE
Website link - http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature._ html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000301301 The Amazon Kindle is an amazing product! It allows an avid reader to carry around hundreds of books in a little device. The down side of the Kindle is its price! Well, if you are a voracious reader and an iPhone user you have cause to rejoice! The Kindle app for the iPhone brings all three hundred and sixty thousand books available on the Kindle to your iPhone! I personally have read several books on my iPhone with the Kindle app and the experience is wonderful. You can read in portrait or landscape mode and moving to the next page is as easy as flicking your finger across the screen. With several color and brightness levels to choose from, a reader can find the perfect balance that is easy on the eyes.
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Frame of Mind | EVELYN WONG EXHIBITION
Artist Evelyn Wong presented her mixed media works inside Frame of Mind at 1520 Main Street. Guests were treated to refreshments and a series of live street performances featuring local dancers.
gift ideas FOR CHEERFUL GIVERS
+ GREAT THINGS TO ADD TO YOUR OWN WISH LIST
B Y B R E T T F L O Y D , E L A I N E F L O Y D , J A’ M A A L M O S E LY, A N D T I A R AW L I N S O N
gift ideas FOR HER
A: Black and gold grommet pump, Luichiny, $88, Kicks
E: Studded bracelet, $45, Brittons
B: woven jacket, French Connection, Belladea
F: Michael Kors watches, $140-250, Kicks
C: Black flat over the knee boot, Matisse, $240, Kicks
G: Silk flower headbands, $26 each, LaRoque
D: Mop Jewelry Box, $395, Bohemian Home
H: Zipper handbag, Round Robin
M P I: Lip gloss set, Stila, $25, Pout!
M: Layered necklace, $48, Brittons
J: Beige leather boot, Cynthia Vincent, $340, Kicks
N: Blue dress, Round Robin
K: Zipper bracelet, $28, Brittons
O: One-of-a-kind scarves, $32-$78, Brittons
L: Zip pouch/purse, $30 each, LaRoque
P: Gold chain link bracelet (visit Brittons for pricing)
gift ideas FOR OUR GUYS
A: Sheesham Wood Charging Valet, $25, Target
D: Apple iPhone 3G S, from $199, Apple.com
B: Lap/Bed Tray, Pacific Merchants, $59, Bohemian Home
E: Livescribe Pulse Smartpen, $170, Target
C: Saltaire plaid shirt, $100, Brittons 18
F: Starbucks VIAâ„˘ Ready Brew Coffee, Starbucks.com
G: Menâ€™s belts, $125 (left) buckle is a bottle opener, and $75 (right), Brittons
I: Flask, Smatherâ€™s and Branson, $65, Brittons J: Bow-ties, $45 each, LaRoque
H: Shave brush $75, stand $100, and manual razor $125, Art of Shaving, Pout!
gift ideas F O R E V E RY O N E E L S E
A: “Shower Gel in a Sponge”, Spongeables, $8 each, Pout!
D: Mobile phone holder, Driinn, $7, Gibson’s
B: Solid wood 3-D puzzle
E: Couture Chandel w/ wood wick, Opoponax, $69,
(visit Bohemian Home for pricing)
C: Taupe heel over the knee boot, Sam Edelman, $198, Kicks
F: Acme Pen, $69 Bohemian Home G: Bird ornaments, $8 each, LaRoque
H: One Bottle Wine Tote, $15, Bohemian Home
L: Cowboy Bandages, $6, Bohemian Home
I: “Freudian Slippers”, $25, Bohemian Home
M: Sonic skin cleansing brush, Clarisonic, $195, Pout!
J: Open toe cream bootie, LAMB, $320, Kicks
N: Studded earrings, $20 - $30, Brittons
K: Woven retro-print jacket, Trina Turk, Belladea
O: Custom monogrammed candle, $47, Gibson’s
gift ideas FOR YOUR POOCH
A: The Indoor Dog Restroom, $150 Hammacher.com
D: Green “stuff it” tee, $15, Pupcakes
B: Red Santa sweater, $20, Pupcakes
E: Dog tee in gift package, $20, Pupcakes
C: Mini tennis balls, $9, Pupcakes
F: Pets-eye-view Digital Collar Cam, $45, Amazon.com
The White Mule | FREE WINE TASTING
Free Wine Tasting, Thursday November 5th, 2009 The White Mule 1530 D Main Street 路 Columbia, SC 803.661.8199
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NEW YOU RESOLUTIONS
BY KRISTA ANDERSON-DENK
IN A WORLD THAT HAS GOTTEN TOO BUSY, TOO EXPENSIVE, AND TOO DEMANDING, HOW DO YOU FIND A WAY TO KEEP YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS AND MAKE THOSE POSITIVE CHANGES WITHOUT BURNING OUT? EVERY NEW YEAR’S MILLIONS OF PEOPLE COMMIT TO MAKING CHANGES IN THEIR LIVES TO BENEFIT THEIR HEALTH, HAPPINESS AND GENERAL LIVES. UNFORTUNATELY, MOST HAVE GIVEN UP ON THOSE SAME RESOLUTIONS BY FEBRUARY. AFTER SPEAKING TO COLUMBIA BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS, I THINK I CAN HELP YOU STREAMLINE YOUR RESOLUTIONS SO THAT YOU CAN STILL BE COMMITTED TO THEM COME NEXT NEW YEARS. THERE ARE TEN COMMON NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS THAT ANYONE CAN IDENTIFY - LOSE WEIGHT, GET FIT, SPEND MORE TIME WITH FAMILY, GET ORGANIZED, STOP SMOKING, STOP DRINKING, FIND A NEW JOB, LEARN SOMETHING NEW, VOLUNTEER, GET OUT OF DEBT. I’VE COME UP WITH GROUPINGS OF THOSE RESOLUTIONS AND FOUND WAYS THAT YOU CAN MAKE SIMPLE CHANGES TO YOUR LIFESTYLE AND STILL AFFECT THE CHANGES YOU WANT.
NEW YOU RESOLUTIONS Resolution #1 GET FIT · LOSE WEIGHT · LEARN SOMETHING NEW SPEND MORE TIME WITH FAMILY Richland County is rich in low- or no-cost recreation opportunities that families can take advantage of. By finding ways to get out of the house and get your family more active, you can see not only yourself but your entire family become healthier while spending time together. Enjoy our beautiful landscape by taking up hiking or nature walks. Do some research online before hand and print out pictures of local flora and fauna to see how many different species you can identify. If your kids are competitive, turn it into a game to see who can identify the most. Another option is to take up a new sport. If your family has never played racquetball or soccer, research the rules and go over them as a family. Then visit www.richlandcountyrecreation.com to see if you can join in on any of their activities to get started. Northsprings Recreation Center, for example, has racquetball courts that you can reserve and use for only $5 per half hour. You’ll meet other enthusiasts and your family will have fun learning something new. To further your weight loss goals, involve your entire family in meal planning and grocery shopping. Yes, it might take a little longer to get accomplished if everyone is involved, but it will give you a chance to teach them about healthy food choices and preparation.
Resolution #2 GET OUT OF DEBT · LEARN SOMETHING NEW Speak to a financial counselor about building a budget and financial plan that you can live with. The biggest mistake people make in budgeting is creating a plan that is unlivable. Sure, you’ll get out of debt fastest if you live on nothing but Ramen noodles for the next two years, but is that really a plan you’re comfortable with? If you end up giving up on your budget in a few months, you’ll only make your situation worse. There are also many books available written by reputable financial whizzes. Consider picking up Dave Ramsey’s book Financial Peace and learn his strategies for becoming debt-free. Learning a new money management technique will not only help you achieve your New Year’s Resolutions, but will give you a better outlook on the future.
Resolution #3 GET ORGANIZED · REDUCE STRESS · GET OUT OF DEBT This probably seems like a pretty natural combination. Being more organized will help you stay on top of your finances which will naturally reduce your stress level. Since a new money management system is in your future, you could probably also include “Learn Something New” in your Resolutions this year! Use these cold winter days and nights to clear out your space. Be sure to get rid of clutter and items that you don’t really need. A cluttered space can be a big stressor. For the items you want to keep, clearly label boxes, envelopes, or any other storage containers and group what you’re keeping in ways that make sense to you (ie. bills, medical records, auto records, family keepsakes, etc.). Once your space is more organized, you’ll be able to find things you need more easily and you’ll feel proud of your progress. Being more organized will also help keep your finances on track, as you’ll be able to locate your paid and unpaid bills, making it easy to tell what is current and what needs to be addressed.
Resolution #4 QUIT SMOKING · LOSE WEIGHT · STOP DRINKING If you’re looking to be healthier in 2010, this probably isn’t the first year you’ve made these resolutions. Most people want to start the year off right and look to make big changes in their health habits. While the traditional approaches such as dieting and exercising are of course always viable, sometimes you need a new option. Frederic Mau of Watermark Hynosis in downtown Columbia took some time to sit down with me recently and discuss his business and how they help people with all three of these goals. He said, “The reason New Year’s Resolutions fail is this - you have some behavior that you know is intellectually bad for you but that is emotionally comforting for you.” Using hypnosis, he can help address the emotional attachment to bad habits, while helping to form positive emotional feelings towards more healthy habits, a process he calls “emotional reframing”. Since 95% of people can be hypnotized, he can “make new behaviors more comfortable”. Of his current weight loss clients, 86% express that they are happy with their success. If you are leery of trying hypnosis, first see what the University of Iowa said when they were conducting a study on stopping smoking. They found that hypnosis was the best method. Watermark also offers a free consultation, so you can meet with Frederic and discuss your plan before making any commitments.
NEW YOU RESOLUTIONS Resolution #5 VOLUNTEER · SPEND MORE TIME WITH FAMILY REDUCE STRESS Encouraging your whole family to get involved in volunteer activities will benefit you and your family in many ways. You will be surprised how proud you are of your family’s contribution. Feeling that sense of pride and knowing that you are contributing in a real way towards the betterment of your community will ease your mind and give you a sense of accomplishment. Choose a volunteer activity that the whole family can get behind. If you’re animal lovers, then contact Project Pet and see when you can enroll in their volunteer training. If you like children, look into volunteering at EdVenture Children’s Museum or with Lexington/Saluda County GAL Program for abused and neglected children. If you’d like to help those less fortunate or in need of assistance, see the American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity. Most local churches also offer volunteer opportunities, so if you are already a member of a church, that is probably a good place to start. Additionally, consider getting your children involved in a youth development program such as 4-H, Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts. Most youth development program include volunteering as part of their community service commitment, in addition to the many other benefits they can bring your children. You may even be able to become a leader and be more involved in their group. If you’d like more ideas, visit www.volunteermatch.com and enter your zip code for a list of organizations looking for volunteers.
Resolution #6 FIND A NEW JOB · GET ORGANIZED Becoming organized and keeping your business information accessible can be key in landing a new job. By organizing and streamlining your work space both at your job and in your home, you can feel confident in being able to find what you need when you need it. Additionally, your current employer will appreciate your effort and may be more willing to give you a good recommendation. If you are currently out of work (like so many Americans), don’t be afraid to get creative in your job hunt. Be sure to compile a list of all the professionals you know if your field and let them know that you’re on the hunt. They can be your best resource for opening positions, especially if they are willing to put in a good word for you. In the mean time, consider some unorthodox job-seeking methods. You could create your own website that highlights your career achievements or write a blog (as long as the blog is on-topic - animal and kid stories are cute, but they probably won’t get you hired). Finally, consider volunteering. It will keep you busy during your down time, and it will give you an opportunity to meet new people. Some volunteer positions can lead to paid positions, and at the very least it will put you in contact with even more people to add to your network. In a few weeks, when you’re ringing in 2010 and planning out the next year, be sure to make your goals attainable and durable. Your time is at a premium, now more than ever, so chose goals that can be acheived while contributing to other goals and your general well-being. Realizing what you are capable of doing and what might push you outside of your comfort-zone can be the difference between giving up and seeing 2010’s Resolutions through to 2011
Nikolai K Oskolkov | LAUGHTER IN THE SKY GALLERY OPENING
Portfolio Art Gallery hosts an opening reception with musical performance by the artist Friday, November 6, 2009, from 4-9 p.m.
Vista Lights | VISTA GUILD The 24th annual Vista Lights event, brought to you by the Vista Guild, kicked off the 2009 Christmas season with live performances, food, spirits, and lights! Vista businesses welcomed the city with open doors for an evening of celebration.
calendar Lights Before Christmas Now- December 31, 2009
Colonial Christmas In Camden Saturday, December 12, 2009
This Man Called Jesus December 11, 13, 14, 18, 19, & 20, 2009
City: Columbia; Time: 6-9 p.m. Each evening from 6 - 9 pm experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. Explore the Zoo illuminated by nearly one million twinkling lights and more than 350 handcrafted images. Take your photo with Santa; roast marshmallows at the Jingle Bell Bonfire and be sure to wear your hat - it snows nightly at Riverbanks during the Lights Before Christmas.
City: Camden; Time: 2-5 p.m. Learn about Colonial Christmas Yuletide customs from guides dressed in period clothes as they lead you through the bedecked Kershaw-Cornwallis House. Write with a quill and enjoy some colonial treats. A wonderful family outing from the bustle of Christmas Today!
City: Lexington; Time: 2:30 & 6:30 p.m. “This Man Called Jesus” is a Christmas drama that draws thousands each year. Presented by a costumed cast of over 405 with live animals, inspiring music, drama, awesome sound effects and lighting, this is a must see Christmas holiday event!
Costs: Adults $5; $4 Seniors and Miliary; Ages 6 -12 $3; Under six free
Costs: $8 Adults and $6 Children ages 3-12 Free for Riverbanks members Location: Riverbanks Zoo and Garden 500 Wildlife Pkwy, Columbia
Location: Kershaw-Cornwallis House 222 Broad St, Camden
Location: Lake Murray Baptist Church 1001 Highway 378 West, Lexington
Phone number for more information: (803) 432-9841 Website: Click here _________________________________________
Phone number for more information: (803) 356-3334 or 803-359-1556 Website: Click here _________________________________________
The Nutcracker by Columbia City Ballet Saturday, December 12, 2009
Bohemian Sunday Hours Sunday December 13 & 20
City: Columbia; Time: 3 & 7:30 p.m. Costs: Call for costs.
City: Columbia Time: 1:00-5:00 p.m. Bohemian opens on Sunday for extra holiday shopping
Location: Koger Center 1051 Greene Street, Columbia
Location: 2736 Devine Street Columbia, SC 29205-2412 Phone number for more information: (803) 256-0629 _________________________________________
Phone number for more information: (803) 777-7500 Website: Click here _________________________________________
Location: Cayce City Hall 1800 12th Street Extension, Cayce
Candlelight Tour Of Homes Saturday, December 12, 2009
Phone number for more information: (803) 796-9020 Website: Click here _________________________________________
City: Camden; Time: 3-8 p.m. The annual Candlelight Tour of Homes is sponsored by the Camden Junior Welfare League and benefits childrens’ charities throughout Kershaw County. The tour features 10 or more homes and buildings in the heart of our historic district decorated in their holiday finest. We invite you to be part of this holiday tradition! There will be a variety of activities, wonderful restaurants, hotels and shopping in Camden to make your visit to our wonderful town even more festive. Please stay with us all weekend and enjoy celebrating Christmas in Camden as much as we do! Participating restaurants will offer discounts on the day of the tour with ticket.
Phone number for more information: (803) 779-8717 Website: Click here _________________________________________ The Lights Of Cayce Now - Thursday, December 31, 2009 City: Cayce; Time: Call for times. The grounds of City Hall will be filled “to the max” with twinkling lights and huge displays. You’ll see Santa’s Express, Toyland, Victorian Carolers, Mr. and Mrs. Snowman and more.
Project Pet Adoptions! Saturday, December 12 City: Columbia; Time: 11:30a.m.-4:00p.m. Location: Harbison Petsmart 246 Harbison Blvd Columbia, SC 29212 _________________________________________
Tales for Tots Sunday, December 13, 2009 City: Columbia; Time: 2-3 pm When is the last time you could bring a book to life for your child? Experience “Tales for Tots” at EdVenture Children’s Museum - a fun and educational series that features a read-to-me time followed by a character appearance that is sure to make stories come alive! December’s featured book is “Little Critter.” The program will be held from 2 – 3 pm in the museum’s Imaginarium Theater. Costs: Free with museum admission Location: EdVenture Children’s Museum 211 Gervais St., Columbia
Christmas Sampler Craft Show Saturday, December 12, 2009
Costs: $15 advance tickets; $20 day of event; children under 6 free
Phone number for more information: (803) 779-3100 Email: Click here Website: Click here _________________________________________
City: Lexington; Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Local and regional arts and crafts show. All hand-made items. Enjoy a visit from Santa and Ella the Elf. Local entertainment and door prizes.
Location: Camden Archives 1314 Broad St, Camden
Champaign Tuesday at Cellar on Greene December 15, 22, and 29, 2009
Phone number for more information: (803) 408-2843 Website: Click here _________________________________________
City: Columbia Time: 5:00 p.m. All champaign half-price.
Costs: Check website or call for costs. Location: Lexington Leisure Center 108 Park Dr, Lexington Phone number for more information: (803) 957-7828 _________________________________________
Location: 2001 Greene Street Columbia, SC 29205-1698 Phone number for more information: (803) 343-3303 _________________________________________
Skipp Pearson--Le Cafe Jazz Fridays Friday, December 18, 2009 City: Columbia; Time: 9 p.m. - 12 p.m. Join us for live jazz every Friday at The Columbia Marriott. Skipp Pearson on Sax. Michael Barr and Reggie Sullivan on Bass. Ivan Edwards and Travis Small on Drums.Nick Brewer on Piano. Requirement: 1 drink and 1 appetizer.Reservations strongly suggested Costs: $5 per person (cash) Location: The Columbia Marriott 1200 Hampton Street, Columbia Phone number for more information: 803) 758-2456 Email: Click here Website: Click here _________________________________________ Brittons Open Christmas Eve! December 24, 2009 City: Columbia Time: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Location: 2818 Devine Street Columbia, SC 29205 Phone number for more information: (803) 366-2014 _________________________________________ WOW! 2010 Thursday, December 31, 2009 City: Columbia; Time: 4-9 p.m. Columbia’s New Years Eve celebration features live entertainment, theatre, children’s rides, face painting, karaoke, and a fantastic firework show. Costs: Free Location: Finlay Park 930 Laurel St, Columbia Phone number for more information: (803) 545-3111 Website: Click here _________________________________________ Countdown to New Years Eve Thursday, December 31, 2009 City: Columbia; Time: 9 am-noon 2010 is almost here! Ring in the New Year at EdVenture’s kid-friend celebration! This event allows children to celebrate the magic of New Year’s Eve as they countdown on EDDIE’s watch to 12 noon! Fun art projects, music and dancing will make this event a festive occasion for both children and adults. Costs: Free with museum admission Location: EdVenture Children’s Museum 211 Gervais St., Columbia Phone number for more information: (803) 779.3100 Email: Click here Website: Click here _________________________________________
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