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August 25, 2011

Lexington/Columbia, S.C. Things to do August 26 – September 1, 2011

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Lexington/Columbia, S.C. Things to do August 26 – September 1, 2011

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August 26 – September 1, 2011

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Music at Sandhill

Friday, August 26, 2011

If you haven’t been out to the Village at Sandhill on a Friday evening this summer, you are missing some great music and fun! Starting at 5pm, attendees can enjoy everything from ring toss games to a bounce house for the kids. There are adult contests with prizes provided by the concert series sponsor, Michelob Ultra, as well as special Village merchant offerings. Then at 7pm, the music begins… this Friday The Chasers (pop, beach music) will entertain. The event is free. Visit Village at Sandhill Town Center. This concert series runs through September 2.

Splash & Dash: Saluda Shoals Park

Saturday August 27, 2011
Gather your friends and family for this great exercise in working together as a team! This teamwork challenge race combines mountain biking (5 miles), trail running (2.5 miles), and paddling (1 mile). All distances are approximate, the exact order, distance and route of the events are not revealed until the day of the race. Teams must complete each section of the course together and cross the finish line as a team! Whether you’re a veteran or a first time adventure racer, everyone competes on the same playing field, enhancing the camaraderie and sportsmanship. Visit the
ICRC website for details.

Jubilee: Festival of Heritage: Historic Columbia Foundation

Saturday Aug. 27, 2011

The Historic Columbia Foundation presents the 33rd Annual Jubilee: Festival of Heritage, celebrating the life of freed slave Celia Mann and her descendants. Arts and crafts demonstrations, live music including R&B, jazz, blues and gospel, tours of the Mann-Simons Site, tours of additional African-American heritage sites, advice on caring for family heirlooms,
and much more. Also, Yam Cook-Off contest – enter your special dish!
Details here. Visit the Historic Columbia website for more information.

Main Street Latin Festival:

Saturday August 27, 2011
More than 10,000 people come to downtown Columbia each year to celebrate and share Latin culture through its food, art, dance, and music in a fun, family-oriented environment. The sounds of salsa, meringue, reggaeton and grupero music fill the air. Folkloric dancers share dances that have been long been a part of their culture. Vendors sell Latin gifts and souvenirs, as well as traditional cuisine that crowds form long lines to savor. Held at the Columbia Marriott hotel at Main and Hampton Streets. More info at the
Main Street Latin Festival website.

Kids Day: Anchor Lanes

Saturday August 27, 2011

During the event, each child will get 2 games of bowling, use of rental shoes, a hot dog and a small drink absolutely FREE! It is also sign up day for our youth leagues that feature certified instructors who promote good sportsmanship while teaching skills that will make bowling more enjoyable.

Anchor Lanes is located at 1000 Columbia Avenue (Lake Murray Blvd across from Zaxby’s) Irmo, SC 29093

803-732-7880 or visit the Anchor Lanes website.

4th Anuual Palmetto Peanut Boil: The Loose Cockaboose

Saturday August 27, 2011

Like okra, grits, collard greens and barbeque, boiled peanuts are symbols of Southern culture and cuisine. A competition for the best boiled peanut, live music, kids activities, door prizes, great food and drink… fun! Held at The Loose Cockaboose, this is a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House. For info on the event and how to register for the peanut boil competition, visit the Palmetto Peanut Boil facebook page.

Miss South Carolina Pole Dance Competition: Columbia Marriott

Friday August 26, 2011 – Sunday August 28, 2011

The new fitness craze that originated in “gentlemen’s clubs” is being taken to a whole nuther level! Pole dancers from around the Southeast compete for title and prizes, and the public is welcome to watch the performances. More information and online ticket sales at the Southern Regional Pole Dance/ Fitness Competition website.

Food Truck Food Court: Cromer’s

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Looking for an alternative to fast food or that bologna sandwich you bring to work each day? Head to Cromer’s this Wednesday – a unique experience, buy lunch from food trucks from Pawley’s Front Porch, 2Fat2Fly, Alf Mob and Artisan BBQ who’ll be offering street food and sno-cones. A festival atmosphere in Cromer’s parking lot at 1700 Huger Street. Visit the event facebook page for more information.

Summertime by Mary Cassatt

Films: Columbia Museum of Art

August 28, 30, and September 1, 2011

The art museum is offering 3 interesting films this week, shown in the Lee Alexander Lorick Auditorium, and are free with museum admission:
American Photography: A Century of Images traces the profound effect photographs have had on American life – influencing what we buy, how we dress, how we get the news, and in matters of life and death, medicine, science and war.
The Legend of Leigh Bowery a documentary of Australian performance artist, actor, model and fashion designer, Leigh Bowery – the life and legend of the man who was “modern art on legs.” Lecture follows. This event is one of the South Carolina Gay Pride Week events, and features a cash bar.
In Open Air captures the essence of the Impressionist movement in America, a pivotal period in American art. This visually stunning film explores the influence of the French Impressionist and reveals how the American painters developed their own styles.
Visit the
Columbia Museum of Art website.

FREEBIE ALERT! Update Your Music Library: Richland County Public Library

Here’s a freebie worth checking into. Richland County residents can, with library card, download free music that doesn’t disappear or expire. With access to the Sony Music Entertainment catalog, the service Freegal offers hundreds of thousands of songs all without having to download special software. Download the latest tunes from artists like Adele, The Cast of Glee, Kenny Chesney, Elvis Presley, T-Pain, Janis Joplin, James Taylor and many more. Build your personal music library with files that don’t expire or disappear. Sound too good to be true? Get started today! Go to library website for details.

Open House at The Little Gym

Lexington Gym – Sat, August 27th 1:00-4:30pm Columbia Gym – Sun, August 28th
2:00-6:00 pm

Since 1976, The Little Gym has fostered experiential learning through physical programs that provide opportunities for kids to explore their own potential and to better understand and enjoy the world around them. Since the beginning, we have emphasized Serious Fun through a progressive curriculum, in which each success builds off the last. All of our programs are divided into themed, multi-week Learning Units that lead to a natural progression of skills throughout our Core Season, into our Summer Session and from one year to the next. The coordination and confidence that enable your baby to first crawl across the mat, lay the foundation to master a somersault at age three, try a handspring at age six, and assert leadership skills both in the gym and throughout the community. Our open houses help parents to assess our facilities, our instructors and our programs. Please stop by one of our gyms during Open House and we’ll show you around! The Little Gym website.

Recommended Shopping Destination: Pupcakes Pet Boutique

Open Monday- Saturday 10am-6pm

Personally, I’m poochless. But if I had a dog, I’d be shopping at Pupcakes in Five Points every week. A way to a dog’s heart is through his/her tummy. The cookies and pupcakes are so cute and incredibly delicious-looking, all handmade by Marie and staff on-site. Go in there one day and watch them delicately apply the decorations to cookies sporting “Prince” or “Diva” or to little cakes decorated for the season. In addition to the tasty treats, you’ll find a selection of doggie toys, collars, leads, beds and accessories. You’re going to love it! Print a 20% off coupon for an item of your choice.

625 Harden Street | 803-461-0236
Visit the
Pupcakes Pet Boutique website.

Additional Events, Upcoming Events, News and Special Offers!

Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse: Now Open

After a major renovation, the old Kress store on Main Street emerges as Columbia’s newest downtown dining experience. And what an experience! Currently open for dinner beginning at 4pm (noon on Sunday), the restaurant offers a fabulous cold bar with antipasti offerings including a cheese assortment, fresh shrimp, smoked salmon, gourmet olive assortment, wonderful salads, fresh breads and much more. Bring your appetite as this is an “all-you-can-eat” extravaganza! Grilled meats prepared to perfection over open flames and brought to your table – beef steak (various cuts including filet mignon), lamb chops, leg of lamb, lamb loin, pork ribs, pork loin, pork parmesan, chicken and the house specialty, Picanha. For reservations, call 803-728-0887. View the menu here.

EXCITING NEWS FOR COLUMBIA and LEXINGTON

New daily deal business is about ready to start up. Register today for a $25 cash voucher and a chance for a $1000 shopping spree. Be ready to shop at 50 – 90% off – register TODAY. Register at: community cash.com, select Columbia or Lexington, fill form and then submit it. Confirm your registration on follow-up e-mail to receive the cash voucher and announcements of our upcoming opening. MANY EXCITING THINGS ARE COMING. BE READY!

 

Save the Dates! Town Theatre Presents South Pacific
September 9, 2011 – October 1, 2011

Ten years ago this month, Town Theatre opened its 83rd season with the musical blockbuster South Pacific and, after a mammoth opening weekend, America as we knew it was forever changed by 9/11. Immediately thereafter, each performance of the 2001 South Pacific was dedicated to the First Responders and all Americans devastated by that day’s events. The cast and audience joined hearts and hands in singing “God Bless America.” Additionally, Town generated more than $3,500 that was given to the local Red Cross for relief efforts. As our nation remembers this day on the tenth anniversary, Town Theatre will again offer South Pacific as our way to commemorate and remember. Indeed, we will never forget. Please join with us in a fundraising effort to benefit our local First Responders and to acknowledge those in our audience as well as all men and women who have or are serving in our military. The show’s timeless tunes – “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair” and “Bali Ha’i,” – alone are worth the price of admission. However, the classic story from the Golden Age of American Musical Theatre will enchant those who have loved it for years as well as those experiencing it for the first time. Visit the Town Theatre website for additional info.

Save the Dates! American Trailer Park, the Musical at Trustus Theatre
September 9, 2011 – October 1, 2011

Back by popular demand! There’s a new tenant at Armadillo Acres—and she’s wreaking havoc all over Florida’s most exclusive trailer park. When Pippi, the stripper on the run, comes between the Dr. Phil–loving, agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband—the storms begin to brew. Throw in Pippi’s insane marker-sniffing ex-boyfriend, and you’ve got a recipe for hilarious disaster. Please note that there will not be a show on Sunday September 11th. All tickets are $25.00 Visit the Trustus Theatre website.

 

Save the Date! Giant Yard Sale at YMCA Jeep Rogers in Lake Carolina

Join the YMCA in its semi-annual Lake Carolina yard sale by renting a parking space and selling your unwanted items. You can take advantage of the Lake Carolina community traffic. All proceeds benefit their Partners with Youth scholarship fund that helps families and children participate in activities they otherwise may not be able to afford. Volunteers needed!
Day & Time: September 10, 2011 7 a.m. – noon
Cost: $20 for parking space rental
YMCA Jeep Rogers website.

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 $75 on any new building! Print coupon here.

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