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You can’t keep a good nanny down, and the same goes for a good theatre company. COVID-19 caused a six-month delay, but the Mary Poppins magic combined with hard work has overcome even the pandemic, and Town Theatre’s production is like the lady herself, practically perfect in every way.

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“Alzheimer’s is not taking a hiatus during COVID-19 and neither are we,” said Alexis Watts, Midlands director of the Alzheimer’s Association, and all over the Columbia area Saturday, people proved her right.

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The Chapin Woman's Club will soon be hosting a virtual auction with about 45 new and gently-used designer purses available for purchase. The bidding for "In The Bag Purchase for a Purpose" will open Nov. 3, and close the evening of Nov. 10.

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Santa’s elves will once again get a little help this year from the Blythewood Artists Guild. Despite the pandemic, the guild’s 11th annual Holiday Market will take place Nov. 5 through 7 at Doko Manor in Blythewood.

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South Carolina’s teen birth rate is the 11th highest in the nation, and the numbers for Black and Hispanic teen pregnancies and for sexually transmitted infections among teens are even more alarming.

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Most years, one of the Columbia area’s biggest fundraising events brings a sea of pink. This year the sea will be more like a steady rain: pink drops all over for a month.

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When one thinks of Jewish holidays and traditions, pickup trucks may not immediately come to mind. However, one truck will make it possible for many Jews in the Columbia area to celebrate according to their faith this week.

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Not even COVID-19 can keep good cowboys and cowgirls down. Postponed twice this year because of the pandemic, the South Congaree Championship Rodeo made its long-awaited return Friday night, with action set to continue Saturday.“We’re just so glad to be out here. This is one of our favorite …

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Pawmetto Lifeline is hosting an emergency adoption Friday through Sunday. A transport for 13 large dogs from two kill shelters in the Midlands were scheduled to be taken to a location up north, however it was canceled.

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Elton John's Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour was originally scheduled to hit Columbia May 22, but was postponed due to COVID-19. However, as of Wednesday, a new set of dates for the North American leg of the tour were announced.

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The Blythewood Historical Society & Museum is set to begin the second phase of its new museum design. The planned work includes updating the museum’s exhibits, according to historian and consultant Staci Rickey of Access Preservation. Phase three will involve renovations to the building …

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The library has been about much more than just books for many years now, and those services have been missed in the year of COVID-19. Good news for patrons, though: Richland County’s progress continues with the return of more options.

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Even in the year of COVID, Soda City Market has found a way to thrive. The Main Street attraction celebrated its 400th market day on Saturday with nearly perfect fall weather and another big (masked) crowd.

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German beer may or may not be strong enough to conquer the coronavirus, but the pandemic isn’t going to stop Blythewood’s Oktoberfest. The second annual celebration of fall and all things German is set for Saturday, Oct. 17 at Doko Meadows Park.