Stay connected with Cola Daily

Where to Go, What to Do

Jun
9
Sun
Carolina Master Scholars Summer Camps @ Univeristy of South Carolina
Jun 9 – Jul 19 all-day

Summer 2019 Camps
For 6-9th graders and 9-12th grader
Have serious fun this summer at the University of South Carolina’s Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series, our award-winning youth academic program. Meet other academically talented students from across the country as you explore future careers, experience student life at USC and attend fascinating and interactive week long classes.

Jul
15
Mon
Makers Tech Lab – Elementary School: 3rd – 5th Grade @ IT-oLogy
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – Jul 19 @ 4:00 pm

Calling all Makers! This camp is all about building, creating, and exploring in the world of science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics. Campers will bring technology to life using arts and crafts to create games, apps and other cool gear. From building a flashlight to creating a hologram viewer, each build in the Makers Tech Lab will engage a different function of the Micro:bit and SparkFun circuitry kits. Makers Tech Lab is the place to be!

Jul
18
Thu
First Day Festival 2019 Organizers Are Collecting School Supplies for Columbia Children in Need @ Segra Park
Jul 18 – Aug 4 all-day

YNotU2, Inc., WFMV 95.3 FM radio, and Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin’s Office are collecting school supplies to benefit families of local children as part of this year’s First Day Festival 2019 now through the day of the event, Sunday, August 4. The free annual festival will be held from 2:00 – 5:00 PM at Segra Park, home of the Columbia Fireflies, 1640 Freed Street in Columbia. Supplies may be dropped off at Unity Karate, 7949 Broad River Road in Irmo prior to the event and at Segra Park during the event.

YNotU2 founder Kimani Davis says the festival’s main goal is to reduce the financial burden parents often face when purchasing school supplies. “Removing some of those scary back-to-school roadblocks can offer families a lot of encouragement,” Davis says.

Davis explains that “family partnerships are strengthened and excitement over the upcoming school year is boosted” when finances aren’t a major concern.

This year, festival volunteers aim to fill 2,500 book bags and need:

No 2 Pencils 3×5 index cards Loose-leaf paper
Pens (black, blue, red) Pocket folders (prong & no prong) Highlighters
Large pink erasers 1, 2, and 3-inch binders Composition notebooks
Dry erase markers Pencil sharpeners Glue sticks
Crayons Dividers Black Sharpies
Markers Pencil boxes or pouches Sharpies (any color)
Post it notes Blunt tip & pointed scissors Small erasers
Hand sanitizer Graph paper

Sponsorship opportunities are also available at several levels:

• Sponsor a Child – $10
Provides a child with one book bag filled with school supplies.

• Title Sponsor – Monetary or In-kind donation $3000 and above
Includes: Booth at the First Day Festival
Submission of marketing material in all backpacks
Live mention during the event
Company literature in community grab bag
Company recognition on marketing material
Appreciation acknowledgement
Covered vendor space

• Platinum Sponsor – Monetary or In-kind donations from $2000 – $2999
Includes: Community grab bag
Live mention during the event
Company literature in community grab bag
Company recognition
Appreciation acknowledgement
Covered vendor space

• Gold Sponsor – Monetary or In-kind donations from $1,000 – $1999
Includes: Community grab bag
Live mention during the event
Company literature in community grab bag
Company recognition
Appreciation acknowledgement
Covered vendor space

• Silver Sponsor – Monetary or in-kind donations $500 – $999
Includes: Company literature in community grab bag
Company recognition
Appreciation acknowledgement
Covered vendor space

• Community Partner – Monetary or In-kind donation $250 – $499
Includes: Company recognition
Appreciation acknowledgement
Covered vendor space

Festival organizers request that all sponsorship and vendor fees be submitted and paid for by July 31 to ensure the event runs smoothly.

First Day Festival activities will include arts and crafts, face painting, free hair care for girls, resources and information from community vendors, free health screenings and vision tests, free kids fingerprinting, and a kids’ zone equipped with bounce houses and more.

To volunteer services for any of the above or to request sponsorship or donation information, contact Mr. Kimani Davis by email at kdavis@ynotu2.org, or by phone at 803-372-2511. Also visit the event’s Official Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/events/1287008638142428/.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour at McCants @ Townhomes at McCants
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us at McCants and tour the new homes which occupy the historic Fannie McCants Elementary School.

Students last roamed McCants Elementary School’s halls in 1999. Its new life as an eleven-unit townhome development in the heart of historic Earlewood began when renovations were completed by Hill Construction Company in the fall of 2017. Zack Wheeler spearheaded the project with his father, Jeff, the other half of Columbia real estate development company Wheeler & Wheeler.

Heathers, The Musical @ Trustus Theatre
Jul 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Book and Lyrics by Kevin Murphy & Laurence O’Keefe
Based on the film written by Daniel Waters
Directed by Dewey Scott-Wiley
Music Direction by Randy Moore
Choreography by Grayson Anthony
JUNE 28 – JULY 27, 2019

You’ve been asking us for it, and we’re going to give it to you: Heathers, The Musical! Based on the classic 1989 film, Westerberg High is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather, and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark and sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place – six feet under.

Brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, “Desperate Housewives”) and Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde), Heathers The Musical is a hilarious, heartfelt, and (at times) harrowing new show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time. With its moving love story, laugh-out-loud comedy, and unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school, Heathers will be one of Columbia’s most popular musicals of the summer. Are you in, or are you out?

Jul
19
Fri
Dave Matthews Band Summer Tour 2019 @ PNC Music Pavillion
Jul 19 all-day
Dave Matthews Band Summer Tour 2019 @ PNC Music Pavillion

Dave Matthews Band formed in Charlottesville, Virginia, in early 1991 when vocalist/guitarist Dave Matthews decided to put some songs he had written on tape. Instead of simply recording himself with a guitar, he opted to bring in some instrumental help to give his musical ideas more depth.

The band’s first public performances were at a Middle East Children’s Alliance Benefit at Trax Nightclub in March and at the City of Charlottesville’s Earth Day Festival in April. The first official gig for the newly conceived Dave Matthews Band was May 11, 1991, at a private party held on the rooftop of the pink warehouse on South Street in downtown Charlottesville. Regular gigs soon followed at two local clubs – Eastern Standard and Trax Nightclub.

Summer Jam Benefit Concert
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm

A live concert with headliner DECARLO, featuring Tommy DeCarlo, lead singer of the legendary classic rock band Boston, with opener U.S. Army veteran and Nashville singer/songwriter Brendan Roberts. Attendees will enjoy a variety of food vendors and free activities for kids. General admission tickets are $10 online in-advance and $12 at the gate. Children 12 and under are free. Beer, wine and water will be sold by the Big Red Barn Retreat. NO COOLERS will be allowed. Bring chairs & blankets.

All event proceeds will benefit programs, classes and workshops provided at no cost to veterans, active duty military and their families that are struggling with military and combat-related stress issues, like PTSD.

Heathers, The Musical @ Trustus Theatre
Jul 19 @ 8:00 pm – Jul 20 @ 10:00 pm

Book and Lyrics by Kevin Murphy & Laurence O’Keefe
Based on the film written by Daniel Waters
Directed by Dewey Scott-Wiley
Music Direction by Randy Moore
Choreography by Grayson Anthony
JUNE 28 – JULY 27, 2019

You’ve been asking us for it, and we’re going to give it to you: Heathers, The Musical! Based on the classic 1989 film, Westerberg High is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather, and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark and sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place – six feet under.

Brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, “Desperate Housewives”) and Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde), Heathers The Musical is a hilarious, heartfelt, and (at times) harrowing new show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time. With its moving love story, laugh-out-loud comedy, and unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school, Heathers will be one of Columbia’s most popular musicals of the summer. Are you in, or are you out?

Jul
20
Sat
Harbison Heat Concert @ Harbison Theater
Jul 20 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College (HT@MTC) is hosting a summer concert event that begins outdoors in the afternoon and moves inside in the evening. Join MTC Showoff Finalists, The Mobros, and Josh Roberts and the Hinges for “Harbison Heat,” happening Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 4 PM – 9 PM at HT@MTC.

Beginning at 4 PM, there will be an assortment of flavors from local food trucks in the shaded area behind HT@MTC, and MTC Showoff finalists playing originals and covers for the community to celebrate summer. The Showoff finalists include Howling Child (Cassandra Ward), Kierra Gray, and Leven (Christopher Jackson). In addition, representatives from the college will be on-hand to answer enrollment questions or assist in the application process. There are no tickets required for this outdoor part of the event.

The food trucks will include The Blended Bakery, Haute Dog Lady, ME SO Hungry, and beverages from Ed’s Bartending Service. Sarah Dippity will also be on hand for fun face painting and interactive activities for kids of all ages.

The Mobros will kick the concert off at 6:30 PM inside the theatre. The Mobros are a duo from Camden, SC who have gained regional success with releases like “Walking with a Different Stride,” “Carrie Ann,” and more. Their funky music is frequently heard in venues across the state.   

Josh Roberts and the Hinges will close out the evening and headline the main event. Josh Roberts and the Hinges are a 4-piece band out of Charleston, S.C. known for their raw, gutsy sound. Their powerful style includes blues, country, punk, and soul that links harmonies with Roberts’ coarse guitar. Their sound is uncompromising, and they have played hundreds of shows across the country.

Wild Summer’s Night Auction & Wild Game Feast @ Columbia, SC
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

To a crowd of nearly 400 people, we will be auctioning off just about anything anyone could ever want! There are beautiful works of art; jewelry; guided birding and wildlife-watching trips; hunting and fishing excursions, both in South Carolina and other amazing places; guided river and kayak tours; hunting and fishing equipment; and much more. Event will include live & silent auctions, prize drawings & games, wild game feast, open bar, and much more!