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Clinton-Sease Farm Corn Maze @ Clinton-Sease Farm
Oct 1 – Nov 21 all-day

Corn Maze & Playground Hours:

Fridays: 6PM – 11PM

Saturdays: 10 AM – 11PM

Sundays: 2PM – 7PM

Bring your own flashlight

Clinton-Sease Farm Corn Maze @ Clinton-Sease Farm
Nov 1 – Dec 22 all-day

Corn Maze & Playground Hours:

Fridays: 6PM – 11PM

Saturdays: 10 AM – 11PM

Sundays: 2PM – 7PM

Bring your own flashlight

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at Town Theatre @ Town Theatre
Nov 2 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 18 @ 10:30 pm

With songs such as “Chantilly Lace,” Oh Boy,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “Peggy Sue,” “Everyday,” “Ready Teddy,” “Not Fade Away” and “Rave On,” this is one toe-tapping show you’ll not want to miss.

Audiences will delight in seeing and hearing Midlands’ performers bring to life the tunes of Buddy Holly and the Crickets. The role of Buddy is played by Charlie Goodrich (Million Dollar Quartet) with Billy Bishop (Beauty and the Beast) and brothers Marshall and James Seezen as the Crickets. Bill LaLima (Big Fish) handles the role of the Big Bopper, Jessie Rivera (The Drowsy Chaperone) takes on the legendary Richie Valens and Lee Martin (Hairspray) blows the rafters off the roof as Marlena Madison. Other long-time Town favorites include Dell Goodrich (Beauty and the Beast), Kristy O’Keefe (Big Fish) and Caroline Quinn (member of the Town Teen Troupe).

The show runs Nov. 2-18 with an 8 PM curtain on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 3 PM curtain on Sundays. The show is directed by Hans Boeschen, with music direction by Lou Boeschen and choreography by Shannon Scruggs. Costumes will be provided by Jillian Carey with technical and lighting design by Danny Harrington.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 65+/active duty military/ full-time college and $15 for youth 17 and under. Group rates are available for 20 or more.

Buddy is sponsored by Brandon Davidson Interiors, Willis Tax & Accounting, and Shives Funeral Home.

Silent Voices @ Tapps Art Center
Nov 15 all-day

Homeless Helping Homeless of Columbia, SC will present “Silent Voices,” a unique and inspirational evening of original music, spoken word, poetry and dance, at Tapps Art Center 1644 Main Street, Columbia Thursday, November 15, 2018,. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a silent auction and light refreshments. The performance begins at 7 p.m.
Tickets are general admission with a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

Performances during the event are based on the life experiences of the homeless artists and show how we are more alike than we are different. Community artists contribute their talents to the evening.

Homeless Helping Homeless is a non-profit organization made up of the homeless, formerly homeless and their supporters.Their mission is to help remove the negative stereotypes associated with homelessness. They hope to build bridges, empower change and ultimately end homelessness.

Proceeds from admissions go directly to the performers.

Vista Lights @ Gervias Street
Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Vista Lights @ Gervias Street | South Carolina | United States

Mix and mingle, wine and dine, and holiday shop ’til you drop at our annual Vista Lights, a Columbia tradition. Vista Lights, the neighborhood’s signature open house, has ushered in the holidays in Columbia for more than 30 years on the Thursday before Thanksgiving. Look for more information on the 2018 festivities, coming soon!
More than 90 galleries, shops, and restaurants open their doors to showcase their holiday treasures and delicious dishes. The Vista Guild also organizes live entertainment and performances to get attendees in the holiday spirit as the Mayor of Columbia lights the Vista’s tree at the corner of Gervais and Lincoln Streets.

Healthy Living: Mindful Holiday Eating @ Richland Library Main
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This holiday season, eat mindful – not mindless. Get tips on how to pay attention to what you are eating and attempt small changes that can make a big difference. Register online.

Handmade Home: Make Your Own Birdfeeder @ Richland Library Main
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Birdfeeders are a great way to enjoy wildlife at its best and a great way to help out your feathered friends when their food sources are scarce in winter. Join us for this handmade home event and make your own birdfeeder. Please note, we will be using peanut butter! A culinary waiver must be signed upon arrival to the program. Any questions about food allergies must be addressed before the program starts. All materials will be provided. Please dress to get messy. We’ll be highlighting wildlife materials from our collection too, in whatever format you like. Register online.

USC Wind Ensemble Concert @ Koger Center for the Arts
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The University of South Carolina Wind Ensemble and bassoonist Michael Harley present the world premiere of Nico Muhly’s Reliable Sources – a brand new bassoon concerto by one of the world’s leading composers. The world premiere performance is part of Nico Muhly’s week-long residency at the USC School of Music and comes on the heels of the Metropolitan Opera’s world premiere of his new opera, Marnie. A highly sought-after composer, Nico Muhly has received commissions from The Metropolitan Opera, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and many others. He has also appeared as himself in a recurring role on the popular show Mozart in the Jungle.

In addition to the new work by Muhly, also on the program are works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Gustav Holst, and Leonard Bernstein. The performance is free and open to the public.

51th Annual Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show @ Jamil Temple
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm

Jewelry, beads, loose stones, fossils, minerals, gold, silver, & tools for sale
Geodes sold & cut
Club member’s rock collections on exhibit & lapidary demonstrations.
Lots of fun for the whole family.
South Carolina amethyst on display.
Fri Nov. 16, 10:00 – 6:00;
Sat. Nov. 17, 10:00 – 6:00;
Sun. Nov.18, 12:00 – 5:00

Newberry Christmas Tree Lighting @ Downtown Newberry
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Newberry Christmas Tree Lighting @ Downtown Newberry | Newberry | South Carolina | United States

Between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m., visitors will see the Southern Victorian Society in full period costume caroling at the tree and local organizations will be giving away a variety of goods such as free homemade cookies, goodie bags, candy canes, and more.

The Official Tree Lighting Ceremony of Main St. Lights begins at 6:15 pm, accompanied by the Newberry Middle School and Pomaria-Garmany Elementary School choirs. This year our mayor will light up the tree with a special guest from WISTV. Help us light our Community Christmas Tree, located in front of Community Hall, through festive song and fellowship.

After the lighting peruse downtown and listen to our strolling carolers, the Newberry College Madrigal Choir, perform familiar Christmas tunes. Play in the fluttering faux snow at our snow machines in Memorial Park. See the Lights and decorations along Main Street, in Astwood park, at the Tree, and in Memorial Park. Take a family photo at the Community Christmas Tree. Shop our local stores. Dine out while downtown. At 7:30 take in a Free Holiday Movie at the Ritz, “The Polar Express.” You don’t want to miss this iconic Downtown Newberry Holiday event!