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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.

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!

Shandon Turkey Trot @ Hand Middle School
Nov 17 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am
Shandon Turkey Trot @ Hand Middle School | Columbia | South Carolina | United States

4-K & 8-K Fun Run in the Shandon Neighborhood. The Shandon Turkey Trot benefits the Shandon Neighborhood Council. The neighborhood council serves the neighborhood by working together with neighbors, community leaders,and government officials to address important issues affecting the neighborhood.

Fountain of Youth Festival @ Finlay Park
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Musical entertainment, educational booths, Food vendos and Fun for entire family

Historic Waverly Block Party @ 1300 Block of Heidt Street
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Historic Waverly Block Party @ 1300 Block of Heidt Street | Columbia | South Carolina | United States

The historic Waverly neighborhood association presents a block party and chili cook-off 2-5pm Saturday November 17th on the 1300 block of Heidt St. The public is invited to enjoy vendors, live music, the Columbia fire dept truck, the police department, finger printing, the Benedict College cheerleaders, face painting and a special appearance by Mayor Steve Benjamin and other elected officials, plus Wally Amos- the original cookie man! For more info contact Jeannie Jackson at

Come Drink with your MATES @ Hunter Gatherer
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm

The Autism Academy of South Carolina is hosting its annual Silent Auction for Camp MATES on November 18, 2018 at Hunter-Gatherer (1402 Jim Hamilton Blvd, Columbia, South Carolina 29205)! The event will take place from 4:00pm until 7:00pm. All proceeds from the auction go directly to Camp M.A.T.E.S. scholarships and other camp needs! Your entry is $15 at the door. There will be free food, great beer, dancing, and so much more! A percentage of sales is being donated to Camp M.A.T.E.S., so wear blue to show your support. We can’t wait to see you there!

Naranon Meeting @ Angelican Church of the Epiphany
Nov 19 @ 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.

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