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May 19, 2011

Lexington/Columbia, S.C. Things to do May 20 – 26, 2011

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Lexington/Columbia, S.C. Things to do May 20 – 26, 2011

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May 20 – 26, 2011

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2011 Festival of Gardens: Old Shandon

Thursday May 19 and Saturday May 21, 2011

The year is Columbia Green’s twentieth annual Festival of Gardens — and with 20 years of experience in showcasing beautiful landscapes, you won’t be disappointed! Thanks to an extraordinary group of garden owners, Columbia Green is opening up some houses as well as exceptional private gardens in the Old Shandon and Heathwood neighborhoods. Eight of the Heathwood homes are within walking distance of each other and the tour will culminate with a delightful garden party at the home of Ron and Hannah Rogers. Visit Columbia Green website for more information.

Hairspray: Workshop Theatre

Friday May 20, 2011 – Saturday June 4, 2011

Loveable plus-size heroine Tracy Turnblad has a passion for dancing and wins a spot on the local TV dance program, The Corny Collins Show. Overnight she finds herself transformed from outsider to teen celebrity. Can a larger-than-life adolescent manage to vanquish the program’s reigning princess, integrate the television show, and find true love (singing and dancing all the while, of course!) without mussing her hair? Find out! Workshop Theatre website.

A Little Pepper to Add to the Spice!: Lexington County Choral Society

Friday, May 20, 2011
Join the
Lexington County Choral Society in welcoming special guest performer / conductor Pepper Choplin as he dazzles the audience with his great compositions and his energetic and entertaining performance. Also, the Gilbert High School Choruses will sing. Surely a crowd pleasing concert! Held at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church in Lexington. More info.

Carolina Children’s Home 24th Annual BBQ Cook-Off Festival: South Carolina State Fairgrounds

May 20, 2011 – May 21, 2011
Friday night is “Save the Pigs Party” 7-10pm

Sample southern specialites while listening to Heart ‘N Soul! Bring your lawn chairs, empty bellies, and dancing shoes. This is one good event, don’t miss it!

Saturday is “BBQ Cook-Off & Pig Pickn’ Festival” 11-3 pm

Food, fun & entertainment for the whole family!
Enjoy “all you can sample” pulled pork BBQ from the nearly 50 cooking teams competing. Hot dogs, ice cream, fries, & coke also for sale. Craft vendors and kids rides are also apart of the day’s entertainment. Enjoy listening to blue grass music while voting on your favorite BBQ! Food, fun & entertainment for the whole family! Visit
Carolina Children’s Home website.

Mad Mania: Seven Oaks Park

Saturday, May 21, 2011

A mud clinging, slip sliding, wet and wild obstacle course for kids! Join us at Mud Mania for a day of good but not so clean fun! Kids are challenged to climb, crawl, jump and slide their way through seven wet and very mucky obstacles! This FREE event includes: Mud Mania Obstacle Course (ages 7–13); Mini Mud Obstacle Course (ages 6 & under and children with disabilities ages 13 & under); and a Giant Sand Castle Area.
Concessions & T-shirts will be available for sale. Registration starts at 10:00 a.m. Participants must be present to register. A signed waiver must be completed by a parent or legal guardian for each child attending the event.
Mud Mania info here.

BBB Business Trust EXPO: South Carolina State Farmers Market

Come join us Saturday May 21, 2011 at the new South Carolina State Farmers Market for the first annual BBB Business Trust EXPO. The Better Business Bureau, a leader in advancing marketplace trust, and the South Carolina Department of Agriculture are partnering to present the first annual event. The BBB Business EXPO is free to the general public and all visitors of the South Carolina Farmers Market that day. During the day, attendees will have the opportunity to interact with BBB Accredited Businesses and learn about local products and services. The mission of the event is to introduce consumers in our community to businesses they can TRUST! We anticipate a festive spring day, with lots of great information, valuable door prizes and a free “Shred Day” provided by SHRED 360 (*limit 2 boxes*) for the visiting public. The BBB will also announce the 2011 BBB Torch Award winner at the EXPO. For more information on the 2011 BBB Business EXPO/ Torch Awards, please visit our event homepage.

Shake Rattle and Roll Classic Car Cruise In: Chick-fil-A at 229 Bush River Road

Saturday May 21, 2011 3-7pm

Chick-fil-A of Bush River and Suddeth Automotive are hosting a Classic Car Cruise In to raise money for Harvest Hope Food Bank. There is no registration or entrance fee, just come ready to donate to Harvest Hope. There will be an outdoor dance floor, live music provided by the Coastal Breeze Party Band and prizes given away throughout the event. A special door prize drawing will be held at 6:15 for the grand prize, you must be present to win. Contact Stephanie Amaker of Chick-fil-A at 210-5550 or Mike Suddeth of Suddeth Automotive at 256-2110 with questions.

Make a Difference: Congaree National Park

Volunteer Opportunity! Saturday May 21, 2011

Join Congaree’s Exotic Plant Management Team and help native plants grow by removing non-native plant species. You will have the opportunity to learn about non-native plants and make a positive difference at your national park. Program flyer.

Rick Alviti and the Rick Alviti Show Band: Newberry Opera House

Saturday May 21, 2011

Alviti’s Elvis tribute is high-energy and full of audience interaction. Rick perfected his skills as a live performer at his own venue, Celebrity Theatre, in Myrtle Beach and now returns to his origins with a fantastic show at the Opera House! Visit Newberry Opera House for tickets.

Congaree River Flight by Michael Story

Columbia Open Studios: Various Locations

Saturday May 21, 2011 – Sunday May 22, 2011

During the 701 CCA Columbia Open Studios weekend, thousands of people will venture out to visit artists at work in the Greater Columbia area (including all of Richland and Lexington Counties), with maps and artist statements in hand. Visitors can spend two full days hopping from studio to studio, with free admission for all. For example, STUDIO 112 at Main Street in downtown Lexington will show the works of Michael Story, Robert Clark, Whitney Lejeune, Sarah Hettich, and Becky Hyatt Rickenbaker. The gallery will be open 10-6 on Saturday and 12-6 on Sunday. More Information on Open Studios.

Oh Baby!: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

Sunday May 22, 2011

Palmetto Health delivers more babies each year than anyone else in the area. This weekend they’ll be delivering a special event for new moms and moms-to-be. Come to their one-stop-shop for everything baby. Sit in on brief educational sessions, talk one-on-one with health experts and shop with your favorite local vendors. Educational sessions cover a wide range of topics, such as:
* The Labor Experience
* New Baby 101
* Breastfeeding Basicsbaby
* Car Seat Safety
* Kids Klass (preparing for a new brother or sister)
* Daddy Bootcamp
* And more!

Don’t miss our Haute Mama fashion show, Daddy Olympics and door prizes (must be present to win). Visit the Palmetto Health website.

Outdoor Concerts: Multiple Locations

Enjoy an outdoor concert this week at the following: Saturday May 21, Rhythm on the River at the West Columbia Riverwalk, featuring Capital City Playboys; CASUAL KINGS w/ Remedy appear in Five Points on Thursday May 26 for their Five After Five series; Vista After Five on Thursday May 26 with the Fabulous Kays – Free Shag Lessons with JoJo in the Groove Shack (Held in the parking lot behind 800 Gervais Street). In addition to these, Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden presents Rhythm and Blooms on Thursday May 26 with Savannah River Bluegrass.

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Upcoming Events, News and Special Offers!

Columbia Community Cash

REGISTER TODAY! COMING IN JUNE! SAVE AND EARN!
$25 cash voucher to join! 50-90% savings! Earn on
cash back rewards program! Weekly and/or monthly drawings for cash,
vacation, and new car! Contests and prizes! Clubs, organizations, and
churches earn income on their members purchases(use dropdown on
website registration)! Shop and save with local merchants and help them
survive!
Check website for merchant, partner, and employment information!

Summer Camps: Hammond School

With numerous programs available, there is something for all ages and interests. Programs range from sports, academics, and arts to more unusual offerings, such as fly fishing, ballroom dancing, and little man boot camp. We take summer fun seriously, which means our camp counselors, faculty, and coaches are teaming up to provide students and adults throughout the community with the best experience possible. Hammond’s outstanding facilities provide the perfect setting for a great summer experience. Sign up now… space is limited and goes quickly! More info.

Camp Invention is Coming to Columbia This Summer!

A WEEKLONG SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN ENTERING GRADES ONE THROUGH SIX

The Camp Invention program instills vital 21st century life skills such as problem-solving and teamwork through hands-on fun! A day at the Camp Invention program is packed with hands-on activities, brainstorming, experimentation, and unbelievable action! Three week-long camps will be held in June at 3 different Columbia-area locations. Visit the Camp Invention website for details.

Lexington Community Cash

REGISTER TODAY! COMING IN JUNE! SAVE AND EARN!
$25 cash voucher to join! 50-90% savings! Earn on
cash back rewards program! Weekly and/or monthly drawings for cash,
vacation, and new car! Contests and prizes! Clubs, organizations, and
churches earn income on their members purchases(use dropdown on
website registration)! Shop and save with local merchants and help them
survive!
Check website for merchant, partner, and employment information!

The Drowsy Chaperone: Town Theatre

May 6 – May 28, 2011
Town Theatre proudly presents the South Carolina Premiere of this 5-time Tony Award winning musical-within-a-comedy. Crammed full of every theatrical character type, cliché, gag and gimmick with plenty of singing and dancing to boot, you’re certain to be entertained by “the show” and “the show-within-a-show.” May 6 – 28, 2011 Wednesday – Saturday at 8:00 PM Sunday matinees (May 15 and 22) at 3:00 PM (Please note: there is no performance on Mothers’ Day) TICKETS: Adults $20; Senior 65+/Active Military/College $17; Youth (17 and under) $12
More Info.

Much Ado About Nothing | SC Shakespeare Company: Saluda Shoals Park

Friday May 27, 2011 – Sunday May 29, 2011 7:30 p.m.
The battle between the sexes is rarely as lively and funny as that between Beatrice and Benedick. Mistaken identity, foul deeds, memorable characters, and the spirit of true love are but a few of the reasons this play is considered, by audiences and actors, to be Shakespeare’s most enjoyable comedy. Presented in partnership with Lexington Medical Center.
$10/Adult; $5/Child (12 & under) Call 803-213-2025 or visit
Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission’s website for information.

Jewtopia: Trustus Theatre

Friday May 6 – May 28, 2011
Get ready for 2 hours of non-stop laughter! Jewtopia, the longest running comedy in both Off-Broadway and Los Angeles history is finally coming to Columbia! Jewtopia tells the story of two 30 year old single men, Chris O’Connell and Adam Lipschitz. Chris, a gentile, wants to marry a Jewish girl so he’ll never have to make another decision. Adam Lipschitz, a Jew, wants to marry a Jewish girl to please his family, but can’t get a date to save his life. Shows: Thursdays through Sundays only. (Please Note: there will not be a show on Sunday May 8th.)
Details.

Lake Murray History Cruise: Spirit of Lake Murray

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Spend a relaxing Saturday afternoon out on sparkling Lake Murray, learn the history of the lake and its surroundings, and enjoy lunch! a 2.5 hour tour, lunch and lots of fun for just $35 adults and $19 for kids under 12. More information.

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