What a magical time of year we are currently living (surviving?) through. Just kidding … although it certainly feels like we are doing our best to make it from day to day sometimes. Regardless, there’s no denying how truly special the holiday season can be. For those with children, especially young ones, we strive to […]
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Join Historic Columbia for a holiday treat to remember! Enjoy a continental breakfast in our cozy Carriage House while listening to seasonal music. After your meal, view the decorated halls of the Hampton-Preston Mansion, see a Victorian Christmas tree, make a holiday craft to take home, and don’t forget to take a picture with our Victorian Santa Claus!
I’m a mom of two littles and this time of year is always crazy. My daughter’s birthday falls literally two weeks before Christmas and I’m always scrambling up to Christmas Eve wrapping presents and shipping out packages to out of state friends and family. This year, I have decided to take it all in stride. […]
Crafty Feast juried indie craft fair in Columbia, S.C., Sun., Dec. 10
Crafty Feast – Columbia, S.C.’s one-stop indie shopping market – is back on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Stroll the market-style setup to find unique handmade and repurposed gifts from a juried selection of nearly 100 Southeastern artisans
and makers. Enjoy snacks and sip on local craft beer, wine and mimosas. Admission is $3; free for kids 10 and younger. Preview vendors online at http://www.craftyfeast.com.
Are you one of those people who has had all of their Christmas shopping done since October? If so, this gift guide is not for you (unless you want to save it for next year!). But if you, like me, have entered December without a single gift purchased, (WHOOPS), I’m here to save the day! […]
As a former teacher, I have stories to tell. Not just about my experiences, but the gifts. Don’t get me wrong, anything that shows you appreciate all the hard work teachers put into your child’s education is appreciated. However, I can’t say all make their way home. My oldest just entered kindergarten, so here I […]
There is something special about the holiday season. Twinkling lights, the feeling of togetherness, tinsel, excitement … and the Nutcracker! Few holiday traditions are as timeless as this one of a kind performance, and the Columbia City Ballet brings their award-winning production back to the Midlands for another exciting year. Executive and Artistic Director, William […]
The Thanksgiving holiday break is upon us. A day for family, food, underhanded political comments, and Aunt Esther having one-too-many pre-dinner cocktails. Ah yes. The holidays are here. But for some, it’s only a predecessor for that most hallowed of meaningless weekdays: Black Friday. I heard on NPR that a fellow was already camped out in […]
** Events are subject to change. Be sure to click on the event link to verify date and time** Friday | November 24, 2017 Main Street Ice Grab your family and friends, and head down to Boyd Plaza for Main Street ICE — The City of Columbia’s outdoor ice skating rink! $10 for adults / $8 […]
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.
Sponsored by The Columbia Gem & Mineral Society
Get out your calendars and start making your plans! There are more than enough activities in the Midlands to keep your family busy this holiday season – and many are happening RIGHT NOW. From light displays to visits with Santa, performances to family outings – you’ll find something to keep everyone in the holiday spirit! […]
Every year the President signs a proclamation declaring November be the month of the military family. During the month of November, the Department of Defense and the nation honor military families around the country to show their gratitude for the sacrifice and commitment military families make. Columbia is home to the U.S. Army’s largest training […]
Every fall, Jews around the world celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, followed ten days later by Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Here in the Midlands, we have a vibrant Jewish community that includes worship services for Orthodox, Conservative and Reform Jews as well as Hillel and Chabad and the Columbia Jewish Community […]
I have not met very many people who don’t like s’mores. They are an American campfire staple made up of graham crackers, milk chocolate, and roasted marshmallows. When we go camping, I always make sure to pack all the ingredients. Sometimes I take the Keebler Fudge Striped cookies and put a roasted marshmallow in between […]