Obituaries

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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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.

Jun
15
Sat
Columbia’s 4th Shrimp & Grits Fest @ DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Columbia's 4th Shrimp & Grits Fest @ DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

Many restaurants have shrimp and grits on their menu; most even claim theirs is the best. Now is the chance to find out who really has the best shrimp and grits!

On Saturday, June 15th, restaurants will compete in Columbia’s 4th Shrimp & Grits Fest. One restaurant will be named “Columbia’s Best Shrimp & Grits” by a panel of judges. There will also be a winner in the “People’s Choice” division.

Tickets will include unlimited shrimp & grits samples from restaurant participants, live music from Under the Sun, wine samples from Mercer Estate Winery, and more.

Jun
16
Sun
Mann-Simons Site Women’s History Tour @ Mann-Simons Site
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Every third Sunday of the month, residents of Richland and Lexington counties are invited to tour of one of Historic Columbia’s house museums for just $1 on Dollar Sunday. This month, visit the exhibits at the Mann-Simons Site!

The Mann-Simons Site was home to a prosperous African-American family for over 125 years. During this time their households were largely led by strong matriarchs including Celia Mann, her daughter Agnes Jackson and later Bernice Connors. For this $1 Sunday, we will explore the women who led the family through periods of adversity and prosperity in times when their rights as citizens were limited by both their race and gender. Tour the house at your own pace where guides can answer questions and explore the grounds to learn more about their lives and their legacy.

Tickets can be purchased at the site or at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills. Walk-ins welcome!

Jun
17
Mon
All Tech on Deck – Middle School: 6th – 8th Grade @ IT-oLogy
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – Jun 21 @ 4:00 pm

All Tech on Deck is all about technology with hands-on STEAM activities, crafting and coding. Campers will learn how to build, program and navigate a variety of electronics including mBots, Lego Mindstorms EV3, Raspberry Pi, Micro:bit and Drones. Campers will also explore virtual reality, augmented reality, and circuitry. From building robots, to mini computing, to a drone relay challenge, be sure to join the fun with All Tech on Deck!

Naranon Meeting @ Anglican Cathedral Church of the Epiphany
Jun 17 @ 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.

Jun
18
Tue
Nature of Summer with Rudy Mancke @ McKissick Museum
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm

June 18th – 12:00 to 1:00pm – Free & Open to the Public – Horseshoe
Summer is here and the days are longer, temperatures are hotter, and Rudy Mancke is back for another installment of the Nature of Seasons series. The arrival of the summer solstice, aka the longest and seemingly hottest day of the year in Cola, will be celebrated with our lunch time lecture series with the University of South Carolina’s Naturalist-In- Residence. As usual, we will outside McKissick Museum on the Historic Horseshoe for 12 – 1pm. Free and open to the public, guests are encouraged to bring items of interest for Rudy to examine, but please no live animals.

Nature of Summer with Rudy Mancke @ McKissick Museum
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Summer is here and the days are longer, temperatures are hotter, and Rudy Mancke is back for another installment of the Nature of Seasons series. The arrival of the summer solstice (aka the longest and seemingly hottest day of the year in Cola) will be celebrated with our lunchtime lecture series with the University of South Carolina’s Naturalist-In-Residence. As usual, we will be outside McKissick Museum on the Historic Horseshoe for 12 – 1pm. Free and open to the public, guests are encouraged to bring items of interest for Rudy to examine, but please no live animals.

Jun
19
Wed
IABC Miniconference: Stay Bright: Enhance Your Skills This Summer @ USC School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Jun 19 @ 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
IABC Miniconference: Stay Bright: Enhance Your Skills This Summer @ USC School of Journalism and Mass Communications

ENHANCE YOUR SKILLS THIS SUMMER
Stay bright by sharpening your skills during our summer mini-conference!

Summer may be here, but avoid mental “vacation mode” and Stay Bright with the 2019 IABC/SC Miniconference! Join us for an afternoon of networking and speaker programming designed to keep you at the top of your game. The Wednesday, June 19 event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of South Carolina School of Journalism in Columbia. Lunch is included. The cost is $45 for IABC/SC members, $55 for non-members, $35 for students on or before June 18th and $65 through day-of for walk-ups.

Please contact Emily Eckert at emily@npstrat.com for additional information, or visit our website to see the list of speakers and buy your tickets.
http://www.cvent.com/events/june-19-stay-bright-enhance-your-skills-this-summer-/event-summary-470a02e6c6ac45c99abf7fea5dedf6f1.aspx?i=e237b865-c214-4948-b07e-eb1640a4ab68

Jun
20
Thu
Renovation Rodeo | Wales Garden @ Wales Garden
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Historic Columbia and Palladium for a tour of this newly renovated Wales Garden home!

Presented by The Moore Company, the Renovation Rodeo series takes guests on tours of old homes and buildings in the Columbia area that have been refurbished and renovated while staying true to the roots and history of the house. Light refreshments courtesy of Rosewood Market. Details about this month’s Renovation Rodeo will be revealed closer to the event date.

Space is limited, so be sure to register in advance!

Jun
22
Sat
Hilton Head Island Music Festival @ Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn
Jun 22 – Jun 23 all-day

Two-day music festival featuring 16 electrifying bands, an artist village, food court, craft beers and wine for purchase and outdoor games for children and adults. Children 12 and under get in for free with adult(s).

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