Arts & Entertainment

City of Cayce to give prizes for Thursday Riverwalk Scavenger Hunt

Carved animal sculpture on Cayce Riverwalk. City of Cayce photo. In honor of National Scavenger Hunt Day on Thursday (May 24,) Mayor Elise Partin and the City of Cayce are hosting a Cayce Riverwalk Scavenger Hunt. Residents are invited to find all the carved animal sculptures throughout the Riverwalk between the Blossom Street bridge and the train trestles downriver. This…

Rodeo coming to Blythewood June 1-2

The IPRA Championship Rodeo makes its stop in Blythewood June 1 and 2. It’s the Eighth Annual rodeo in Blythewood and includes eight action-packed events. The rodeo also features National Celebrity Funnyman Matt Merritt who will be on hand both nights to welcome a host of National Champion Cowboys and Cowgirls as well as many other competitors seeking coveted points…

Gibson Road to be closed Saturday for Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation 5K

5K is Saturday. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation and the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department will co-host the 12th annual 5K (3.1 mile.) The road race is Saturday in the Gibson Road area. Between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. there will be road closures and delays that should be taken into consideration in planning activities. With the exception…

“Enjoy SC” turns front lawn of South Carolina into a dance floor

Photo by Allen Wallace. The front lawn of South Carolina turned into a dance floor Saturday in the latest installment of “Enjoy SC: An Experience of South Carolina Arts & Culture at the State House.” The City of Columbia is sponsoring the series in collaboration with several community organizations and funded by a Knight Cities Challenge grant. The series of…

Rhythm on the River concert cancelled for Saturday, May 19

The Rhythm on the River concert is cancelled for Saturday evening (My 19.)  The threat of rain was too high to proceed with the concert. Its organizers said the show is scheduled to be back on next week. The concerts are held at the West Columbia Riverwalk Ampitheatre. Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Cayce, Lexington, Lexington County, West Columbia

Fireflies at Congaree National Park now blinking, get viewing details

Synchronous Fireflies light up the forest. (NPS/Vic McCord) The Synchronous Fireflies at Congaree National Park  became more active Wednesday evening.  It was the first night where large groups of fireflies were seen blinking in unison. This rare phenomenon usually lasts between two to three weeks. However, there are many factors which could cause this period to be shorter or longer….

More info about June 2, Fort Jackson 101st Birthday Celebration concert

The Fort Jackson 101 concert, sponsored by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, taking place at Hilton Field on June 2, features Rodney Atkins and Sara Evans. Evans has had five No. 1 singles, sold millions of records, and won the Academy of Country Music’s Top Female Vocalist Award. She has also claimed a Country Music Association trophy for her…

S.C. State Museum premieres Ice Age: No Time For Nuts in 4D, May 26

Ice Age A mammoth new Ice Age branded 4D theatrical Experience, Ice Age: No Time For Nuts 4D, will premiere on Saturday, May 26 at the South Carolina State Museum. This eye-popping adventure follows the beloved prehistoric squirrel Scrat on an epic odyssey in time-travel. From the Colosseum of Ancient Rome to the disco dance floor, Scrat survives everything from…

Richland’s Wheatley Library re-opens in Shandon

Old Shandon residents welcome new and improved library

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Next to last Rhythm on the River Spring concert is Saturday

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New hotel planned for Lexington a “game-changer” says mayor

A new 90-to-100-room Marriott Hotel is being planned for Lexington’s Main Street. Town of Lexington’s Events and Media Coordinator Jennifer Dowden confirmed that the hotels is coming, Tuesday morning. “It’s a game-changer,” said Lexington Mayor Steve MacDougall. “What it brings and what it does changes Lexington forever, in a positive way.” MacDougall said town leaders have worked diligently to re…

Lexington Wine Walk raises money for beautification

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Portion of street to be closed for Lexington Wine Walk, police encourage sober ride home

Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green has announced that a portion of South Church Street, in Lexington, will be closed during the Lexington Wine Walk event which will be held at the Icehouse Amphitheater on the evening of Saturday. The closure of South Church Street will begin at 5 p.m. and extend from Main Street to Maiden Lane. South Church Street…

Columbia Museum of Art unveiling new rentable venue, gallery space, Thursday

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West Columbia offers Mother’s Day dining options

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Neurological disease fundraiser to be held at Swamp Cabbage Brewery

Swamp Cabbage Brewery in Columbia is hosting a fundraiser that’s the first of its kind. Hops for Hope is scheduled for May 19 from 4 to 9 p.m. And all proceeds from the event will go to the Charcot Marie Tooth Association. The association exists to help people with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease. According to the CMTA’s Columbia branch leader Zack Boyd,…

Halloween MAYhem, Leukemia, Lymphoma Society fundraiser, is Friday at EdVenture

Halloween MAYhem is scheduled for 7 p.m. until midnight, Friday, at the EdVenture Childrens Museum. It’s a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and features the naming of the Man and Woman of the Year. It’s also an adult costume event (but dress up is not required.) Kevin Varandore of Crescent Construction is an organizer. He describes Halloween MAYhem as…

Drivin’ N Cryin’ featured at Vista After Five final event, Thursday

The Vista Guild will be closing out its Vista After Five spring series Thursday afternoon at 5:30 p.m.  The band Drivin’ N Cryin’ will be performing around 6 p.m., and will play for about two hours.   Vista Guild Executive Director Meredith Atkinson said they want to end it with a big finish.  “We always like to end our series with a big bang,” she said.   She…

Kids Day Superhero Challenge is Saturday at Finlay Park

Calling all superheroes! Put your superpowers to the test with a variety of games and activities to challenge your mental and physical strengths at the Kids Day Superhero Challenge on Saturday, May 5 at Finlay Park. This free, fun and interactive event will feature a Tiny Titans Fun Zone, Superhero Training Camp (climbing wall, an obstacle course, relay races, tug-of-war, etc.) &…

Happy Hour event at Riverfront Park showcases rare spider lily and beer

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Midlands Gives is going on until midnight – link to give included

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