Patricia McCurdy Mills, 81

Patricia McCurdy Mills died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at the age of 81. She was born Sept. 11, 1932, in Lafayette, Ga. and was preceded in death by her parents, Louise Adair McCurdy and Albert Frederick McCurdy and brother, Fred…

Weldon, 86 and Gladys Gholston, 71

Weldon and Gladys Gholston died Feb. 1, 2014. Mrs. Gholston attended Fairfield County Schools in South Carolina. Upon moving to New York, she became an active member of Memorial Presbyterian Church in…

Mildred Cranford, 77, retired from Colonial Life

Mildred Cranford died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at the age of 77. She was retired from Colonial Life and was a loving sister, mother and "Nanny." She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold and daughter, Merlon. She is…

Levon Whetstone, 81, avid gardener who loved fishing

Levon Whetstone, of West Columbia, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at the age of 81. Mr. Whetstone was an avid gardener, loved fishing and watching baseball. He was born Aug. 31, 1932, in Salley and was preceded in death by…

Thomas Jerome Kelly, Jr., 53

Thomas Jerome Kelly, Jr. died Feb. 8, 2014, at his home. He was 53. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal. Please leave online condolences for the…

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PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” @ Colonial Life Arena
May 24 – May 26 all-day

It’s the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest to rescue Mayor Goodway and to run the race in her place. Using their unique skills and teamwork, the pups show that “no job is too big, no pup is too small,” and share lessons for all ages about citizenship, social skills and problem-solving as they make several heroic rescues on their race to the finish line.

BINACT presents THE GLOW UP @ The Senate at Tin Roof
May 25 – May 26 all-day

But I’m Not A Critic Though (BINACT), the multi-genre platform dedicated to supporting independent music artists, celebrates 4 years of bringing underground talent to the forefront with their annual music showcase. Previously titled, “BINACT Brings the Beats”, this year’s show “The Glow Up” serves as a coming of age for the organization with a larger focus on branding and guest experience. The concert, taking place on May 25th at The Senate in Columbia, SC, features a mixed-genre lineup of some of the best underground talent in the South East. This year’s acts include Illadell, Patx, $pidey, Ray Lejune, Axnt and Chels Blaize and other artists from South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia.

The Great Gatsby @ Trustus Theatre
May 26 @ 8:00 pm – May 27 @ 10:00 pm

Adapted for the stage by Simon Levy
Directed by Chad Henderson
APRIL 5 – 27, 2019

Trustus is going back to the Jazz Age as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel “The Great Gatsby” comes to life on the Main Stage. Nick Carraway, a newcomer to Long Island, moves into a cottage next to the brilliant mansion of self-made millionaire Jay Gatsby. After witnessing many late-night parties at his mysterious neighbor’s house, Nick is finally invited to attend one of these legendary all-night celebrations where decadence is in great supply. When Gatsby begins a passionate pursuit of Daisy Buchanan, Nick is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger. Live music from Mark Rapp and Cola Jazz, jazz-age dance, and imaginative theatre collide in this production that will be the talk of the town. We suggest a bottle of bubbly when you attend.

Naranon Meeting @ Anglican Cathedral Church of the Epiphany
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Nar-Anon Family Groups is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We have traveled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind.

When you come into the family group, you are no longer alone, but among true friends who understand your problem as few others could. We respect your confidence and anonymity as we know you will respect ours. We hope to give you the assurance that no situation is too difficult and no unhappiness is too great to be overcome.

Our program, which is not a religious one but a spiritual way of life, is based on the Twelve Steps of Nar-Anon. We’ve found that the working of these steps will bring the solution to practically any problem. We urge you to take this program and its twelve steps seriously. It has been as helpful to us as the Narcotics Anonymous program is to the addict. We only ask for the wisdom and courage to see ourselves as we really are, to do something about ourselves with the help of a Higher Power as we understand this, and for the grace to release our addicts with love and cease trying to change them.

Keep an open mind and attend as many meetings as possible. Feel free to share during the meeting. You may ask questions after the meeting. You’ll soon make friends and will feel very much a part of the group.

With the understanding that addiction is a disease, and the realization that we are powerless over it, as well as over other people’s lives, we are ready to do something useful and constructive with our own. Then, and only then, can we be of any help to others.

Research Roundtable | Preservation Visionaries Mabel Payne & Jennie Dreher @ Seibels House
May 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Founded in 1961, Historic Columbia shared one major trait with other preservation-based organizations—it had women largely to thank for its existence.

Join Director of Cultural Resources John Sherrer as we meet two key members of that tour de force – Jennie Dreher and Mabel Payne, whose respective efforts saved the Ainsley Hall House (today’s Robert Mills House) five decades ago and whose spirits continue to shape the character of our city today.

This program is a part of Columbia City of Women, a project dedicated to educating our city about its influential female leaders. Learn more by visiting the Columbia City of Women website.

Open Reception: Thank You! Love, McKissick @ McKissick Museum
May 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join McKissick Museum on May 28th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm as we celebrate our newest exhibition and showcase some of the amazing additions made to our collections over the last three years. Our Curator of Collections, Christian Cicimurri will give a gallery talk beginning at 6:00pm. This reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Blowfish Baseball @ Lexington County Baseball Stadium
May 30 @ 7:05 pm
Blowfish Baseball @ Lexington County Baseball Stadium

Our ALL NEW All-You-Can-Eat package is one for the modern day baseball fan! Get tickets to our three BIGGEST games (May 30th, July 5th, and August 3rd)

Thursday May 30th vs Forest City Owls———Opening Night/Thirsty Thursday

Saturday July 5th vs Macon Bacon————–Independence Weekend/Fireworks

Saturday August 3rd vs Florence Redwolves—Fan Appreciation Night/Fireworks

All-You-Can-Eat Buffet from 6:00 pm until the middle of the 7th inning, which includes Hamburgers, Hot Dogs,

Chili Dogs, Chicken Sandwiches, Chips, Dessert, Soda, and Bottled Water

VIP parking and seating in our Reserved Grandstand

Lexington Wine Walk on Main @ Icehouse Amphitheater
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Little Texas @ Newberry Opera House
May 31 @ 8:00 pm
Little Texas @ Newberry Opera House

Since their debut album in 1992, Little Texas has sold over 7 million albums, earned 3 Grammy nominations, won a CMA Album Of The Year award and earned the title “The Hardest Working Band In Country” by playing over 300 shows a year!

Luke Bryan @ PNC Music Pavilion
Jun 2 all-day
Luke Bryan @ PNC Music Pavilion

Luke Bryan’s SUNSET REPEAT Tour with special guests Cole Swindell and Jon Langston comes to PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte!

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