Two Lexington County towns have planted nearly 30 trees this year culminating with Arbor Day celebrations. Residents in Chapin created a what they think will be a future tourism draw with the strategic planting of 31 sequoia trees. The sky-high movement began in 2014 with Chapin High students, Chapin Garden Club members, nursery owner James Bryan and tree enthusiast Lill Mood. James…
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Maryann Fields Burns, 79, worked with the Chapin United Methodist Church nursery, alter flower programs
Maryann Fields Burns Maryann Fields Burns, of Chapin and formerly of Charleston, died Sept. 7, 2015, at the age of 79. Maryann was born April 14, 1936, in Parris Island, the only child of Wilford Dudley Fields and Mary Virginia Fields. She previously was married to Charles W. Burns Jr., the father of their two children, who preceded her in…
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It’s the turn of the century when we meet the bold and beautiful widow Dolly Levi who has found herself in the role of matchmaker. Working to pair her latest client, the miserly half-a-millionaire Horace Vandergelder, with the young Irene Molloy, proves interesting as Dolly finds herself eager to connect with Horace (and Horace’s money).
Sharing the role of icon Dolly Levi is Kathy Hartzog (Driving Miss Daisy, Always Patsy Cline) and Lee Martin (Hairspray, Newsies). She works to unite Horace, played by Bill DeWitt (Arsenic & Old Lace, Greater Tuna) and Chris Kruzner (Driving Miss Daisy, Stand By Your Man), with the lovely Irene, taken by Cortlin Collins (Miracle on 34th Street, The Little Mermaid) and Lisa Akly (A Christmas Carol, Mame). Other familiar faces gracing the stage include Bobby Bullock (Mamma Mia!), Eric Bothur (Mary Poppins), Emily Clelland (The Little Mermaid), Alex Cone (West Side Story), Corey Langley (Beauty and the Beast), Zachary Linick (Big Fish), Grace Sawicki (Newsies) and Leah Tudor (Arsenic & Old Lace).
Dolly last graced the Town stage in 1997, but she’s back for her turn in the 2019 spotlight. So “Put On Your Sunday Clothes” because “It Only Takes a Moment” before the seats will be filled for you to say, “Hello, Dolly!”
Hello, Dolly! runs September 6-22 with shows at 8:00PM on Thursdays/Fridays/Saturdays and shows at 3:00PM on Sundays. The box office is open from 12 noon – 5 pm weekdays with hours extended to curtain on show days.
Tickets are $25 for adults; $20 for Seniors 65+/Active Military/Full Time Students; $15 for Youth 16 & under. Tickets go on sale August 30 and can be purchased online at towntheatre.com, by calling the box office at 803-799-2510, or in person.
Hello, Dolly! is generously sponsored by Lambert Architecture & Construction Services, and Willis Tax & Accounting.
Fall is in the air, and the Midlands Plant & Flower Festival is returning to the South Carolina State Farmers Market. Visitors can shop for plants, garden essentials, Certified SC produce, fall décor and much more from a variety of vendors. The Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and offer free gardening advice, and the Market Restaurant will be open for business. This year’s fall festival runs from September 20-22. The festival runs Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Wagons will be available for rent, but visitors are encouraged to bring their own due to a limited quantity.
The Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra joins together with the Dick Goodwin Quintet to present a fun and exciting program of jazz standards from the American songbook. This program also includes selections by other American composers such as Copland’s majestic Fanfare for the Common Man, movements from Copland’s Rodeo ballet, and works by Paine, and Reinagle. Free admission. Donations accepted at the door.
Join the UofSC Wind Ensemble in their inaugural concert of the 2019-20 season as they welcome faculty soloist Jennifer Parker-Harley to perform Joel Puckett’s evocative and deeply expressive The Shadow of Sirius, concerto for flute and wind ensemble. Composer Joel Puckett will be in attendance for the concert, which will conclude with David Maslanka’s Symphony No. 4, one of the most profound works ever composed for band.
Add some spark to your relationship at the Couples Date Night & Dinner event on Sunday, September 22, 5:30pm. This is a dockside event abroad the Spirit of Lake Murray yacht and includes a romantic dinner and fun-filled date night program. Over 100 couples have attended and rated it as “best date night” experience. For more info: https://anchoredbylove.org/product/couplesdatenight/
Event is limited to 25 couples and we expect tickets to sell out soon. This date night and dinner makes a great birthday or anniversary gift for any dating, engaged or married couple! The cost is just $99 per couple and includes meals, non-alcoholic drinks, prizes and materials!
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.
Join us for a harvest feast at City Roots farm. Be prepared for a family style, four-course farm to table dinner featuring seasonal ingredients from local farmers and artisans. Enjoy a welcome cocktail by Bourbon and wine pairings by Advintage.
Tickets are $75.
> Location: 1005 Airport Blvd
>NOT ALLOWED: Outside beverages or food, Dogs
Crunchy Leaves, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and Rudy Manke’s Nature of Fall are just a few of our favorite things this month. Join Carolina’s naturalist-in-residence for an in-depth look into the nature behind this changing season. This free lunchtime lecture is fun for all ages and visitors are encouraged to bring objects of interest for Rudy to examine. No live specimens, please.
Join us for a conversation with Coventry Edwards-Pitt (Covie), nationally recognized wealth advisor and author of the book Aged Healthy, Wealthy & Wise. Edwards-Pitt will share inspiring lessons that will help you age well and ensure that you and your family experience your later years not as a burden, but as a gift. The event is free, but registration is required.
Richland County is working on the Pontiac Neighborhood Master Plan and needs residents’ input. Join us for this informal and engaging event to explore and share ideas on housing, business growth, recreation and area beautification. Come to the event on one day, or come to both. Engage with the planning effort by visiting renewpontiac.com to review planning documents, submit comments, take surveys and get the latest updates.