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July 28, 2011

Lexington/Columbia, S.C. Things to do July 29 – August 4, 2011

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Lexington/Columbia, S.C. Things to do July 29 – August 4, 2011

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July 29 – August 4, 2011


Fused glass beaded necklace by local jewelry artist Sue Shrader

Reminder! Tonight Only! Jewelry Makers Market: Unforgettable Fine Jewelry

Thursday July 28, 2011

Join Unforgettable Fine Jewelry, located at 2511 Devine Street, this Thursday from 5:30-8:30, as they clear out their jewelry cases again for ten local jewelry artists to display their creations in the Second Annual Jewelry Makers Market! Enjoy great prices on jewelry and accessories starting at $25.00. Free admission! Support local talent and leave with a one-of-a-kind work of art! Learn more here.


Final Week! The Princess and the Pea: Columbia Children’s Theatre

Now through July 30, 2011
Join CCT’s vagabond band of actors as they present the Hans Christian Andersen story like you’ve never seen before! Told in the commedia dell’arte style of last season’s wildly popular “Pinocchio,” Columbine, Arlequino, Punchin, Rosetta, and Pantalone are back with physical humor and witty banter that breathe new life and energy into this classic tale. Visit the
CCT website for more info.

Last Weekend!: Cinderella: Workshop Theatre

Through Saturday July 30, 2011

Workshop Theatre is excited to bring the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic Cinderella to the stage July 15-30.
The Prince is having a ball, and surprise guest Cinderella has caught his eye. But her time has run out, and now the Prince is searching high and low for the foot that fits the glass slipper. It’s an age-old classic that springs back to life this summer at Workshop, and is sure to dazzle young and old alike as Cinderella outwits her stepsisters to win the hand of the Prince.
The Prince, Cinderella and a cast of characters including the fairy godmother, spoiled stepsisters, and even magical mice will sing and dance their way into your hearts.For more information,
visit the Workshop website.

Porkchop Productions Presents “The Bremen Town Musicians”: Pelion Branch Library and Swansea Branch Library

Friday, July 29, 2011

Four old animals start life anew in Bremen Town! Will their dreams of musical success come true or will their plans be foiled by a gang of bumbling robbers? Audience participation and live music highlight Porkchop Productions’ fanciful adaptation of this classic tale. 10:30am @ Pelion and 2:00pm @ Swansea. Ages 5 and up. For more information call 785-3272 or visit library website.


Unusual Tour of An Artist’s Eye: Columbia Museum of Art

Saturday July 30, 2011

Tour the exhibition, An Artist’s Eye, with boundary pushing theatre by the NiA Company. Combining performance and visual art this program makes you hear and see the exhibition in a different way. The NiA Company is a collection of actors, directors, designers, writers, storytellers, and other sundry artistic types that have been performing together for over 10 years. NiA pronounced nee-yah (which means purpose) has made a name for itself by producing work that is originally staged. Columbia Museum of Art website.


Fever and Loathing on Lake Murray: TAG Techno

Saturday July 30, 2011

TagTechno is a collaborative and uncompromising effort between Jason and Tiffany to represent the house & techno scene in the Soda City. A 5 hour tour through Bat Country~
features Butane (Alphahouse, Little Helpers, Crosstown Rebels – Berlin/USA) and happens aboard the Spirit of Lake Murray, docked at Lake Murray Marina and Yacht Club, this Saturday. Midnight – 6AM after party will be held at 803 Hookah Bar & Lounge (919C Sumter Street) featuring 2 stages of local and regional favorites. If you don’t make the boat party, join them on terra firma.
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Take a Train Ride: South Carolina Railroad Museum

Every Saturday Through August 27, 2011

The South Carolina Railroad museum is now open for our 2011 Summer Operating Season (Saturdays only) from 9am-4pm. Please see information below on specific train trip hours. Located at 110 Industrial Park Road, Winnsboro, SC 29180, we feature an hour long train ride with 5 miles operating track, a gift shop featuring unique railroad items, a Gallery with historic pictures and artifacts, a walk though display train, plenty of rolling stock and more! Parking is free and in front of the museum, with picnic tables and benches for guests to bring a lunch or purchase snacks and drinks from our gift shop. Accessible to persons with disabilities, we offer wheelchair ramps, handicap accessible restrooms, a train loading platform, and our friendly volunteers.

Summer Operating Season-Saturdays only: June 4 through August 27 and September 3 and 17. The museum and ticket office are open Saturdays only from 9:00am to 4:30pm, with train trips departing at 10:00am, 1:00pm and 2:30pm. Visit the SC Railroad Museum website.


Black Silver Classic Tabby American Shorthair


Saturday July 30, 2011 and Sunday July 31, 2011

The International Cat Association (TICA) has thousands of members and hundreds of clubs around the world in Latin America, North America, Asia, and Europe that host cat shows all year. The Southeast Regional Cat Show and Awards Banquet is being held this weekend at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel (formerly the Radisson) on Bush River Road. TICA cat shows are fun. TICA cats are fabulous. And TICA members including junior cat exhibitors are friendly. Come out and admire, learn about and enjoy this most popular of pets in the world. 9-5pm Sat and 9-4pm Sun. Show Flyer.

Blowfish Baseball: Capital City Stadium

Sunday July 31, 2011

FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT! Where else can your kids get out on the field and play catch with the pros? Only at Blowfish Baseball! Kids can bring ball and glove and “Play Catch on the Field with the Blowfish Players” (from 5:10-5:40pm). GOOD SEATS FOR GOOD SAMARITANS! Bring personal hygiene items to support homeless efforts and receive $2 off General Admission Ticket! *Day of game only; not valid with any other discount First Responders Recognition Night
All First Responders and their families admitted free with i.d.
Visit the Columbia Blowfish website.

USC’s Summer II Chorus presents Mozart’s Requiem: USC School of Music Recital Hall

Sunday, July 31, 4:00 PM and Tuesday, August 2, 7:30 PM

Lillian Quackenbush and Susan Kelly direct the Summer II Chorus. Summer I and II Choruses are open to the community and perform major choral works each summer. Free admission. Visit USC’s website for information.


The Music Man: Columbia Children’s Theatre

Thursday Aug. 4- Sunday Aug. 7, 2011

Direct from Broadway, this American classic is sweeping theaters nationwide! We’ll have no “trouble” filling the house for this upbeat production featuring more than 100 young actors from across the Midlands. With all of your favorite songs from the Broadway show including Trouble, 76 Trombones, and Till There Was You, The Music Man Junior is a “feel good” event you won’t want to miss! Visit Columbia Children’s Theatre website. More than 100 Midlands children will march across the stage and into your hearts. Tickets are $8.00 for adults and children three years and older. Performances will be held at CCT’s theater upstairs above the food court at Richland Mall, 3400 Forest Dr. in Forest Acres. The production is sponsored by Modern Turf.


Palmettos State Guitar Show at the Jamil Temple

Palmetto State Columbia SC Guitar Show: Jamil Temple

Friday July 29, 2011 – Sunday July 31, 2011

Whether you play, played or just love a defining guitar lick, this show will help you better appreciate the instrument. Ever notice on “Antiques Roadshow” how these vintage instruments command incredible prices? Come see a wide range of rare guitars, six- and twelve-string guitars, guitars made of many different woods, including rosewood, ash, oak, and maple, and polycarbonates. “The history of the guitar, today an instrument used in modern music, dates back to the 12th century when the term was used to describe all long neck, fretted stringed instruments. Historians have found drawings of what we would call a guitar, as far back as 3,300 years.” (Vintage & Rare.com) See for yourself the incredibly interesting instrument – the guitar. Guitar show contacts here.


Outdoor Concerts

On Friday, July 29, Men of Distinction, the ultimate party band, will entertain at the Village at Sandhill Town Center ; come enjoy a relaxing evening of music in Newberry’s Memorial Park on Friday evening at 7pm. The Berries will perform. This Saturday is the final Concert in the Park at Finlay Park and will feature Soul Unique (R&B).


Additional Events, Upcoming Events, News and Special Offers!

Purple Martin Sunset Dinner Cruises: Spirit of Lake Murray

Thursday August 4, 2011, Sunday August 7, 2011, Thursday August 11, 2011, Tuesday August 23, 2011

When the purple martins arrive at Bomb Island each evening at dusk, swirls of thousands of birds fill the sky before they settle into the trees to roost. It’s an amazing sight, and one that attracts birders from around the country to see. A spectacle of nature right here in our own backyard. Treat yourself and your family to one of the Spirit of Lake Murray’s “Purple Martin Sunset Dinner Cruises” this summer, and enjoy a 2 1/2 hour boat ride, a delicious meal and create a special memory! For information, visit the Spirit of Lake Murray website.

Save the Date! 30th Annual SC Pelion Peanut Party

Thursday August 11, Friday August 12 and Saturday August 13, 2011

Join the folks in Pelion as they celebrate 30 years of partyin’ with the peanut and 100 years of great small town living in the Town of Pelion! The weekend kicks off Thursday night with an outdoor dance in the Smoak House Restaurant parking lot, featuring the Al G’s Roadhouse Band (7pm – 11pm). Festivities escalate on Friday for the 5 pm Blessing of the Pots (wherein the peanuts shall be boiled!), carnival rides, concessions, craft booths, a Peanutty cooking contest (get your entries to them by noon), and a 7pm show by Ten Toes Up – a Pawleys Island band with a sound combining funk, jazz and calypso. Saturday it’s an all day affair starting with a library book sale, the official Peanut Party Parade, amusement rides, crafters, live entertainment, but most of all – lovely, delicious, fantasmagorical BOILED PEANUTS!! Visit the Pelion Peanut Party website for more info.


Save the Date! Southeastern Toy Soldier Show: SC State Museum

Saturday August 13, 2011

Exquisitely detailed military miniature figures or the little plastic G.I. Joes from your childhood, they’re all here at the Southeastern Toy Soldier Show. See, buy, or trade toy soldiers or other military miniatures from various periods of history and enjoy special museum programs presented during the day. From old to new, metal to plastic, an array of toy soldiers and military collectibles can be bought, traded, or admired at the South Carolina State Museum’s Southeastern Toy Soldier Show.
More than 30 exhibitors. Reenactors will recreate Civil War and World War II British soldiers, plus Roman legionnaires. In addition, military vehicles from the World War II and Vietnam eras will be shown.
SC State Museum website for information.

Mommy and Me: Our Hands Together

Every Other Monday Morning: July and August, 2011

Help your child discover the fun and sense of accomplishment that comes with creating art! Kids will paint a ceramic based upon a story read in class, $8. Call 803-749-0011 or email sheri@ourhandstogether.com to register. Classes require pre-registration. Visit the Our Hands Together website for class schedule and details.


Save the Dates – My Gym Open House

Saturday August 20, 2011 (Lexington) and Sunday August 21, 2011 (Northeast)

Never been to My Gym? Our Fall Open House is a great time for the kids to see the facility, play and have fun. Open gym time, character appearances, raffle prizes, games, puppets, refreshments and more! Meet the friendly My Gym staff and learn about our gymnastics & fitness classes, birthday parties, Mother’s Morning Out and enjoy fantastic enrollment specials going on all day – over $200 in savings towards My Gym programs! Open to all ages. For more information you can find us on the web – Lexington: or Northeast Columbia: , or find us on facebook

Create A Backyard Escape: Graceland Portable Buildings

Remember back when you were a kid and how much fun you had in your very own treehouse, or refrigerator box or tent? It was your own little escape, wasn’t it? Create a grown-up space for quality alone-time right in your own backyard with a high-quality, Menonnite constructed, Graceland Portable Building! A wide variety of attractive shapes and sizes is available and are built and open for your inspection on Two Notch Road at I-77! And with this Weekday Therapy offer, you can save $100 on any new building! Print coupon here.



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