The Ballentine Community Association is having a family picnic event on September 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tim’s Catering will be providing food, and the band Time Pirates will be performing music. There will also be a bounce house and mini playground for kids, and swimming in LakeContinue Reading

Come out to the annual Fall Arts & Crafts Market in West Columbia, for a two-day event September 16 – 17 featuring a lineup of more than 100 vendors. Explore a range of offerings, including photography, pottery, plants, items, and more. It will be held at 3483 Charleston Highway. AdmissionContinue Reading

The State Museum recently acquired a Bible once owned by William Turpin, a white South Carolina merchant and enslaver turned abolitionist. Inside the front cover of the Bible is a historical find: a handwritten list of dozens of enslaved people Turpin freed, illustrating the activities of a small, yet vibrantContinue Reading

The South Carolina Iris Society is holding its next monthly meeting this Saturday, September 9 at 2 p.m. at the Garden Club Council Building, 1605 Park Circle, Columbia. The Program will be “Getting Your Iris Ready for Winter” followed by a business meeting. The meeting is open to the publicContinue Reading

Friends Day at Mast General Store recognizes organizations that work in each of the stores’ hometowns to activate volunteers around community assets, which contribute to residents’ quality of life and the economic viability of the region. This Saturday, September 9, the Mast Store in Columbia, will salute and host theContinue Reading

A Little Black Dress (ALBD) will be holding its annual Scholarship Luncheon on September 16. The luncheon honors individuals who have given back by donating their time, resources, and talents to create a better community. The 2023 ALBD Luncheon honorees were Dr. Gary Bethea, Jamal Bradley, Cyril “Roy” Brasley, AngelaContinue Reading