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October 29, 2009

Lexington/Columbia, S.C. Things To Do October 30 – November 5, 2009

Lexington/Columbia, S.C. Things To Do October 30 – November 5, 2009

Top Things To Do in Columbia SC

October 30 – November 5, 2009

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Through Friday, October 30. Walk Your Way Across the USA! Come experience a hands-on, “FEET-on” geography lesson! EdVenture Children’s Museum will house a 26×35 foot map of North America courtesy of National Geographic and the Center for Excellence for Geographic Education at USC. What better way to teach your child the power of maps than a gym-sized map on which they can explore by hopping from place to place? Guided, fun educational activities will be held at 10 am and 1 pm daily. FREE with admission! Visit EdVenture for more information.

Friday, October 30-Sunday, November 1. Doll Show! This year’s Doll Expo will feature several different doll artists and manufacturers like Linda Rick, Elizabeth Dye, Joy Joco and many more! There will be numerous quality dealers with a great selection of dolls and accessories available too! The show will be held at Embassy Suites located at 200 Stoneridge Drive (Greystone Blvd at I-126). Visit the Knight Southeastern Doll Shows for more information.

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Opening, Friday, October 30. Extremities. William Mastrosimone’s controversial play, which was the first show at the Assembly St. home of Trustus Theatre, returns for our 25th season. Follow three young women in their own pursuit of justice as they decide what to do with the captured would-be rapist in their apartment. Visit Trustus Theatre for more information.

Friday, October 30. Justin Smith and the Folk Hop Band Live! Justin Smith’s writing style is similar in many ways to folk music, in that he writes songs for common folks dealing with the everyday struggles of life. Where he differs from his folk predecessors, is in his vocal delivery, “rap” and his hip-hop drum production, bringing his own sound, “Folk-Hop”, to the stage. Check out Justin Smith and the Folk Hop Band online. The Historic Columbia Speedway is where this amazing act will perform so bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnics, but no coolers please! The Reid’s Rock’n’ on the Raceway Concert Series is produced by the West Metro Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center, the Historic Columbia Speedway Marketing Group and is presented by Vista Art. 6:30-9 pm. Free Admission! There’s so much more to this new concert series so check out Rock’n’ on the Raceway for more information.

Friday, October 30-Saturday, October 31. Wine Tastings! At this Friday’s Wine tasting we will be Pouring Chocovine, Vignale Pinot Grigio, Eola Hills Pinot Noir, Quinta do Crasto Douro, with a special pouring of Quinta do Crasto Douro Reserva. The tasting will run 4-7pm and is free of Charge. Friday’s Spirits Tasting will be Van gogh Caramel Vodka, Berentzen apple, and iceberg vodka, and will run from 4-7pm. At Saturday’s Spirits Tasting we will be mixing several delicious shots with Dekuyper Cordials, the tasting will run 4-7pm and is free of charge. Cheers! Visit Sam’s Fine Wine, Spirits and More for additional information.

Friday, October 30. Last Fall ’09 Main Street Marketplace. Hurry! This is your last chance to visit the Fall Main Street Marketplace. This open-air market features fresh produce, baked goods, specialty gifts, art, photography, handmade crafts, and much more from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The market will be held on Boyd Plaza in front of the Columbia Museum of Art at the corner of Main and Hampton Streets in downtown Columbia. Free admission. Complimentary shuttle service courtesy of City Center Partnership is available in the 36 block area downtown bounded by Gervais to Elmwood and Assembly to Marion Streets to pick up and drop off attendees during market hours. For more information, please contact 779.4005 ext. 2042 or Alicia@cartertodd.com.

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Saturday, October 31. Halloween in 5 Points. trick or treating with merchants, pumpkin carving contest, children & adult costume contest, live music by Twilight Armada, The Love Handles, and Tootie and The Jones, a haunted house of candy and prizes, 5 Witches of Five Points Hunt, PLUS John Tudor the Magician and balloon creations. There’s so much to do at this event! Visit 5 Points for more information.

Saturday, October 31. Spooky Tour! Wear your costume and join us for a spooktacular tour of the Art Museum’s Collection! 3 pm. Free with admission. Visit the Columbia Museum of Art for more information.

Saturday, October 31. Fall Halloween Carnival. Join us for a fun-filled Halloween event with carnival games, a bounce house, face painting, a balloon artist and magician, pumpkin decorating and many more activities. Concessions will be available for purchase. Admission is Free! Game tickets are 6 for $1.00, with all games needing 1 to 2 tickets. The Bounce House is 2 tickets per visit. Each child in costume will receive 1 free ticket. We will be taking canned good donations for Harvest Hope Food Bank. Bring a canned food item and receive 1 free ticket (limit 1 ticket per person). Have your picture taken in one of our Halloween scenes. Don’t forget to bring a bag for your goodies! Visit the Palmetto Activity Center for more information.

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Wednesday, November 4. Solstice Babysitters Night! Enjoy an “Adults Only” dinner while your kids hang out in the Solstice private dining room with experienced babysitters! Along with watching movies, there are lots of arts-n-crafts activities for the kids to participate in. Parents must make a reservation in the dining room between 5:30 and 7pm. $5 per kid – includes a kid-friendly dinner! Call Solstice today to make your reservation at 788.6966. Space is limited.

Thursday, November 5. Free Breakfast! Join in the Every Senior Counts Fundraising Breakfast this Thursday! This breakfast alone has raised over $275,000 in pledges and donations and benefits Senior Resources, a local 41 year old non-profit organization serving seniors in the Midlands of SC. The breakfast is free, will be held at Seawell’s (1125 Rosewood Drive), reservations are required and donations are greatly appreciated! Please call 252.7734 ext. 256 or email to seniorresourcesinc@sc.rr.com to make your reservations.

Oooky-Spooky Creepy-Weepy FUN!!!!

October 23-25 and 29-31. Gilbert’s #1 House of Terror. With 30 actors, 13 rooms, and 9 nights of fright, each year brings something new and more frightening than the last!! 739 Harley Taylor Road (Gilbert, SC). Call 803-892-5396 for more information.

October 22-24 and 29-31. Phobia: Mirrors Edge. Phobia: Mirrors Edge is in its second year and it is brought to you by the creative team from Blood Moon (on the river). This event promises to be Columbia’s premiere haunted attraction with scares focused on your worst fear. Visit the 2 different haunted houses and the maze of terror! Come and help us answer the question….What are you Afraid of? Military discounts every night. Jamil Temple, 206 Jamil Rd. Visit Phobia or call 772-9380 for more information.

October 28-30. HalloWonka. EdVenture Children’s Museum is calling all pint-sized fairies, firemen and mermaids! Does your family want to enjoy a fun, safe, indoor Halloween celebration? Keeping it warm, bright and super kid-friendly for our tricker treaters, HalloWonka is a three-day event that allows children of all ages to experience the joys of Halloween hosted by the world’s largest child, EDDIE! Join all of your friends for a museum-wide, activity-filled week that allows for after-hours exploration of EdVenture (5:30 – 8 pm) along with unique Halloween games sure to entertain and amuse the child in everyone! Tickets are $7 per person and may be purchased in advance or on the nights of the events. Contact 779-3100 or visit EdVenture for more information.

October 23-30. Boo at the Zoo. It’s the family event that will make Mom giggle, Dad jiggle and kids wiggle with delight! Enjoy the Trick-or-Treat Trail, Moonlight Magic with Ray, Nightly Costume Parade, Marshmallow Roast, Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, A-Maze-ing Pirate Adventure, Creepy Creature Encounters, Mummy’s Eeky Freaky Dance Party and so much more! To prevent long lines, all tickets must be ordered in advance and no tickets will be sold on the nights of the event! Visit Riverbanks Zoo for more information.

October 31. Hallow-Palooza Day! Come to Wingard’s Nursery and find out exactly what Hallow-Palooza Day is! Lots of fun for kids, wear your costume for the Halloween Parade, ride the Halloween Train, eat a hot dog lunch, and vote for your favorite scarecrow! 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Visit Wingard’s Nursery for more information.

October 31. Tricks & Treats II. Especially for kids, this annual family event will feature a Haunted Halloween party with games, crafts, balloon art, face painting and much more! Wear a costume and receive $1 off regular museum admission for the day! Visit the SC State Museum for more information.

October 31. Haunted House & Halloween Party! The City of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation invites the public to have a ghostly good time at its annual Halloween party and haunted house at Dutch Square Mall on Halloween night. 4-6 pm. Dutch Square Mall is located at 421 Bush River Rd.

Through, Saturday, October 31. Scarecrows in the Garden. Celebrate autumn and Halloween with month-long activities. Our free exhibit will showcase a variety of uniquely-crafted scarecrows from area businesses, schools, families, and organizations in our garden at the Robert Mills House. Visit the Historic Columbia Foundation for more information.

Through November 22. 2009 Corn Maze. Explore the Final Frontier as you embark on a fantastic journey though the Corn Maze. Along the way you will find clues, pictures, and games. Maize-o-Vision secret decoders help you navigate the multi-acre puzzle. Can you find your way out? The maze is open through November 22. Visit Clinton Sease Farm for more information.

October, Monday-Friday 1-6, Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 1:30-6. Harmon Tree Farm. The Boo House and the Haunted Hay rides at Harmon Tree Farm will surely scare your socks off! While you’re there, test out the Pumpkin Cannon and visit the pumpkin patch! Harmon Tree Farm is located at 3152 Augusta Highway (Gilbert, SC). Call 803-359-4454 for more information.

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