Richland County is giving residents a chance to watch, learn and win prizes during a virtual event centered on gardening and conservation. The Winter Garden Watch Party will feature conservation experts and videos from the County’s Watch and Learn series to advise residents on what they can do now, duringContinue Reading

The United States Tennis Association of South Carolina is coordinating a statewide Holiday Tennis Racquet Drive, in which people can drop off new and lightly used adult and junior racquets at participating facilities. Anyone can donate racquets. The deadline is January 15. The equipment will go to people in need,Continue Reading

Miss Gamecock 2021 Callie Farrell will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross January 7 from 10 am to 3 pm at the American Red Cross Donation Center located at 2751 Bull Street, Columbia. For more information or to make an appointment to donate email missgamecock2020@gmail.com orContinue Reading

Keep the Midlands Beautiful will be holding its annual Grinding of the Greens Christmas Tree Recycling December 26 – January 9. Drop-off locations are in Lexington and Richland Counties. For a complete list of Christmas Tree Drop-off locations in call 803-733-1139 or visit www.keepthemidlandsbeautiful.org. Free mulch from the recycled ChristmasContinue Reading

Arrested Development — the two-time Grammy-winning hip-hop and funk group — will perform a free virtual concert at Famously Hot New Year, South Carolina’s virtual party of the year December 31. Tune in and learn more at www.famouslyhotnewyear.com. Famously Hot New Year is bringing together friends, neighbors and guests fromContinue Reading

Whoever said that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks hadn’t reckoned with the Shepherd’s Center of St. Andrews. The Columbia-area all-volunteer, interfaith learning program for senior adults completely disproves that adage. When the Covid virus struck in the spring, most Midlands centers for senior continuing education went dark,Continue Reading

Lexington County 4-H is offering virtual events along with their regular 4-H club meetings. They will be having a Christmas cookie party December 16 at 6 pm. You do not have to be a current 4-H member to participate, but all youth in attendance must be supervised when using kitchenContinue Reading

Buses from the Salvation Army will be on hand at Lexington Medical Center in Irmo to support of the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program and honoring the memory of Brandon Bird Salvation Army. Buses will be in the front parking lot at the Lexington Medical Center receiving toys from noonContinue Reading

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer shines in an all-new 4-D experience at the South Carolina State Museum this holiday season. The museum will offer holiday shows, socially distanced events, new exhibitions and special shopping opportunities in the museum store, The Cotton Mill Exchange. “Our spacious building and exhibition galleries mean weContinue Reading

William Starrett and Columbia City Ballet are bringing holiday magic to Columbia with their 60th-anniversary professional socially distant production of Nutcracker. Executive and Artistic Director, Starrett, has created a performance for this unique holiday season. The production will waltz onto the stage of the Koger Center for the Arts forContinue Reading