What:Dreamers: Immigration in America
When:Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Where:Nickelodeon Theatre, Columbia, United States, 29201
Description:Co-presented by DACA United SC Wednesday, September 20 at 6:30pm Join us for a special screening and conversation about immigration reform moderated by Ivan Segura, Executive Director of Palmetto Luna Arts and Community Activist. DACA United SC is an advocacy group for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and allies across the midlands of South Carolina. Its mission is to raise awareness about DACA, highlight the lives and experiences of DACA recipients and build support for humane and inclusive immigration reform during tumultuous political times. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a program created by President Barack Obama on June 15, 2012 that provides limited immigration benefits for certain undocumented youth who came to the U.S. as children. Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America Director: Tiffany Rhynard When Moises Serrano was just a baby, his parents risked everything to make the perilous trek from Mexico to the United States. This moving documentary captures Moises’ adulthood journey to becoming an activist and follows him as he travels throughout North Carolina advocating for queer and immigrant rights. This program is brought to in collaboration with Indie Grits Labs, Appleseed Legal Justice Center, Palmetto Luna Arts and SC United with Immigrants.
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What:September Public Policy Luncheon
When:Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 11:45 am
Where:Lourie Center SC, Columbia, United States, 29201
Description:The meltdown of the VC Summer nuclear plant has come to a head. What did we know and when did we know it? Come to the LWV Columbia September public policy luncheon and get the facts about this rapidly evolving situation. Headlines change daily on this subject. Lynn Teague and Ron Aiken, who have followed this issue closely and know the facts, will add context and clarity to this debacle. A catered lunch is available for $10. Please RSVP to Susan James: sc.susanbjames@gmail.com or call 256-6822 no later than Tuesday, September 19. As always, members may choose to bring their own lunches or may come just to hear the program. Visit our website for more details on our speakers: http://lwvcolumbiasc.org/
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What:Love thy Neighbor CommUNITY Fair & Rally
When:Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 9:00 am
Where:South Carolina State House, Columbia, United States, 29201
Description:Join us as a #commUNITY to show that we do, in deed, Love our Neighbor - ALL our Neighbors. Our country needs an example; our South Carolina #commUNITY needs to embrace love & peace at our State House. Condemn hate. Condone LOVE. Join with elected officials and community leaders to show that bigotry has no place in South Carolina. Partner fair 9-2, with gifted speakers and presentations from several talented performing artists and teams! Let's show the world that in the Palmetto State: LOVE CONQUERS ALL! In SC, hate has no place! Bring your heart, rainbows & love for your fellow neighbors! On SAT, SEPT 23, the State House grounds will include a partner fair, live music, a "love they neighbor" fashion show, plus an amazing lineup up of elected officials, candidates and activists who are carrying forth the Light of Love in 2017, 2018 & beyond: ELECTED OFFICIALS --SC Rep James Emerson Smith Jr --SC Rep Wendy Brawley CANDIDATES FOR OFFICE --2016 US Senate Candidate Thomas Dixon --2018 SC District 7 Candidate Mal Hyman for US Congress --2018 SC District 3 Candidate Mary Geren for Congress --2017 Special Election & 2018 Candidate Jennifer Cook Lariscey --Sean Carrigan INTERFAITH LEADERS --Chief & Dr. Will Moreau Goins --Rev. Jeff Liebmann --Rev. Tiffany Adams ACTIVISTS --Aisha Stephanie Miller (Midlands) --Dayna Smith (Midlands) --May Hamdy & Ashlyn Preaux (Grand Strand) EMCEE Arik Bjorn //// Let's make it clear that hate & bigotry have no place in our community, in our politics, in our world. SEE YOU SEPTEMBER 23! /// Also, join the Love thy Neighbor South Carolina on Facebook! Event Partners with Greater Columbia Action Together include DJ Truman A. Price, UUCC Social Action Committee, Indivisible Charleston, Turning Pointe Centre for the Arts, Sean McGuinness, Regal Prints, Katia Lee Photography, supporting DJ TStreets, Zumba Pam, Saraph Sunman, THE Dubber, Stephanie Denise, Appleseed Justice Center, Showing Up for Racial Justice - Columbia, Grand Strand Action Together, Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, SURJ Charleston, Progress South Carolina, SC Equality Trans Action and Carolina Peace Resource Center. #LOVE #lovethyneighbor
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What:Midlands Farm Tour
When:Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11:00 am
Where:Sustainable Midlands, Columbia, United States, 29201
Description:https://midlandsfarmtour.com/ Midlands citizens are offered an exclusive behind the scenes look at the inner workings of up to ten sustainable farms in Richland and Lexington counties. The participating farms are: Carolina Bay Farms, Fire Barrel Farm, The Winery at Mercer House, Up On Cedar Knoll, Leesville Aquaponics, Terra Kotta Farm, Meador Acres Chestnuts, Arnold Farm, Doko Farm, and Six Berry Farm. This year promises a unique experience with the inclusion of niche products like indigo and chestnuts, as well as a range of interesting farming practices, such as: Aquaponics Experimental heirloom cultivation Hyperlocal wine production Farms utilizing the “360 method” of composting Rainwater harvesting, and the use of alternative energy sources In keeping with the mission of Sustainable Midlands to encourage responsible growth, ensure access to local food, and establish a healthy environment for all Midlands communities, the Midlands Farm Tour connects Midlands consumers with local producers practicing farm stewardship and sustainability. The goals of the tour are to strengthen relationships within our growing farming community and to bolster support for our local food nexus. “Every year we seek to engage a diverse sampling of farms to give the community an engaging immersion into the local agricultural economy- and have some fun!” said executive director Autumn Perkins. All-inclusive ticket prices are just $15, and guarantee access to all farms on the tour. Children under the age of ten, and WIC, SNAP, and EBT beneficiaries are admitted to the entire tour free of charge with proof of eligibility. Ticket sales made on site are cash or check only. Please remember to bring cash to purchase farm goods, as well! ***************************************** LUNCH STOP: Carolina Bay Farms > Doko Smoke Barbeque with southern favorites > Carolina Fresh Peanuts with his famous boiled peanuts Terra Kotta Farms: > Homemade organic paninis (3 varieties including a kid friendly version) with mixed green salad > Heirloom tomato pies and quiches > Organic banana splits > Fresh organic breads, baked goods, and pimento cheese > Organic lemonade, tea, and bottled water (while supplies last) REFRESHMENTS: Fire Barrel Farm: boiled peanuts, hot apple cider, goat cheese samples Leesville Aquaponics Homestead: pastries and bread, sweet tea, lemonade The Winery at Mercer House: pu pu platters (and lots of wine!) Six Berry Farm: snacks! drinks! -------------------------------------------------------------------- SPECIAL TIME CONSIDERATIONS: Carolina Bay Farms: Goat milking demo @ 3:30p; Sorghum pressing demos at 12:30p and 4:30p Doko Farm: Guided tours (45min) @ 11a, 1p, 3p, 5p The Winery at Mercer House: Palmetto Luna artist @ 2:30-6p Terra Kotta Farms: Palmetto Luna artist @ 11a-2p
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What:Freedom School - Community Policing
When:Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11:00 am
Where:Union Baptist Church, Columbia, United States, 29204
Description:Join in as we discuss "Community Perceptions of Policing: To Protect and Serve, or Contain and Control?" Please come ready to learn AND to teach. #EachOneTeachOne Light refreshments will be provided. U.S. History shows that law enforcement in of-color communities has rarely produced a harmonious relationship between the police and residents. In today’s media-saturate environment, exposure of abusive behavior, physical brutality and the casual use of deadly-force against unarmed civilians have contributed to what our former presidnt called a “crisis of policing.” This crisis is particularly sharp in the former Confederate states, where keeping black people in their “place” has often aligned local police with organized white resistance to racial justice. Recent reform efforts have promoted the concept of “community policing,” a shift away from the “Gladiator” to the “Guardian,” but will this reallybe enough to transform the police from an occupying institution imposed from without, to an one accoutable to the community it’s supposed to Serve and Protect?
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What:Rock Roulette 2017!
When:Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Where:New Brookland Tavern, West Columbia, United States, 29169
Description:Come see all of our A M A Z I N G adult rockers! They're going to totally shred with their new bandmates! It takes a lot of bravery to do something new, so let's fill up the mosh pit to max capacity and be the audience they deserve! Tickets are $10 at the door, and all of the proceeds from the night go to fund our Girls Rock Summer Camp and other year-round programming. Big thanks to New Brookland Tavern for always having our back! <3 Get your tickets here ahead of time to avoid being turned away when we completely sell out the house. <3 http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1559008
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What:Concert Across America - Columbia, SC
When:Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 4:00 pm
Where:Main Street United Methodist Church, Columbia, United States, 29201-2410
Description:A community event to honor those who have lost their lives to gun violence and raise awareness about measure to prevent gun violence and reduce injuries and deaths.
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What:Hidden Figures: Know Your Rights: Workers and Discrimination
When:Monday, September 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Where:Nickelodeon Theatre, Columbia, United States, 29201
Description:This film is a part of our JURISCINEMA: The Law on Screen series. Monday, September 25 at 6:30pm Director: Theodore Melfi Set in Hampton, Virginia on the eve of John Glenn’s 1962 orbit of earth, Hidden Figures is the inspiring true-story of three brilliant African American female mathematicians as they prepare for the historic NASA launch. Possessing awe-inspiring mathematical, engineering and computational skills, Katherine (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy (Octavia Spencer) and Mary (Janelle Monáe) work for the Federal Government prior to the passage of the Civil Rights Act and consistently face the ugly realities of discrimination, harassment and segregation. The remarkable story of the women responsible for one of the most impressive engineering feats in American history, Hidden Figures also addresses the cruel inequities that have permeated the American workplace and obscured the role of key figures in shaping history. A conversation between Nekki Shutt and Joseph Dickey follows the screening. Nekki Shutt is a certified specialist in labor and employment law and has been involved in the employment / human resources field for almost 30 years. She currently has a civil litigation practice with an emphasis on employee benefits (ERISA) and employment law. Nekki was one of the lead attorneys in Condon v. Haley, the 2014 federal lawsuit which made South Carolina the 35 state to recognize marriage equality in the country. Joseph D. Dickey, Jr. is a partner with Dickey Law Group, LLC where he practices labor and employment and education law. In 2016, Joseph was recognized by The National Black Lawyers as a member of their Top 40 attorneys under 40. In addition, Joseph became a certified circuit court mediator in 2016. Joseph also will be a new chapter author in the Labor and Employment Law for South Carolina Lawyer 2017 edition. Thank you to our sponsors: Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, P.A John and Nancy Freeman Richland County Bar Association
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What:Free, Fun, and Interactive Sign Language Workshop
When:Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 10:00 am
Where:South Carolina State Library, Columbia, United States, 29201
Description:The SC State Library is pleased to host a free "Introduction to Sign Language" workshop. This fun and interactive training covers 30+ single ASL signs, the manual alphabet, and numbers 1-10. Participants will learn and practice the signs and receive professional tips for teaching signs to children. This workshop educates learners on how sign language can encourage speech and language development, enhance overall communication and reduce frustration for children who are not yet able to effectively communicate using speech. All are welcome to attend. All participants receive a Certificate of Attendance and educators may be eligible for Continuing Education credits, depending upon the district in which they are employed. Please contact your district office for more information on whether or not this workshop qualifies for continuing education credits. Learn more on the value of attending this workshop by reading the article 5 Benefits of Learning Sign Language by Jill Eversmann, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist and instructor of this workshop. This is a FREE workshop, however, registration is required to ensure seating availability. Jill Eversmann is a pediatric speech-language pathologist and a Signing Time instructor with 30 years of experience. In addition to working in early intervention, she teaches sign language workshops for parents and professionals and is a national speaker with Vyne Education (Cross Country Education). She loves working with young children and their families, teaching sign language and sharing the many benefits signing can offer to pre-verbal and nonverbal children, children with hearing loss, as well as to typically developing children. Jill received her B.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from James Madison University and her MS in Speech-Language Pathology from Towson University. She is ASHA certified and licensed in SC. Visit Jill's website at www.speechsigns.com.
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What:Family Connection 5K Columbia
When:Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 9:00 am
Where:Saluda Shoals Park, Columbia, United States, 29212
Description:Run, walk or stroll to raise awareness and support healthy lifestyles for all individuals. Thanks to Ainsley’s Angels in South Carolina, those who cannot complete a 5K on their own, can now experience the thrill of crossing the finish line, promoting active lifestyles for everyone. Registration is open at https://www.strictlyrunning.com/gpuilreg-8l.asp
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What:1st Sunday Potluck - Chili Cookoff!
When:Sunday, October 01, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Where:Harriet Hancock LGBT Center, Columbia, United States, 29205
Description:This month we're putting on a Chili Cook off! We'll have a prize for the winner, we're looking for at least 5 chilis (bring about a potcrock's worth) with a mix of meat vs vegetarian. The Center will provide saltines, and drinks. Please bring a friend, a side (or dessert) and your appetite and help us determine the LGBTCenter Chili Champion. sign up to bring your chili today! http://www.perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=AYIV3045&welcome=1 or click ticket button below!
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What:Epworth Food Truck Rodeo
When:Tuesday, October 03, 2017 at 5:00 pm
Where:2900 Millwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29205-1359, United States
Description:***Postponed due to Hurricane Irma, new date: Oct 3*** The Epworth Food Truck Rodeo features the best food trucks in Columbia and it is 100% locally led by volunteers in our community! It is great food and a great time for the whole family, but it is more than that. We are asking for sponsors to make sure that every child at Epworth is provided with a meal from the truck of their choice! There is no admission fee but donations are appreciated. All donations received at the rodeo will benefit the children at Epworth Children’s Home. Celebrating its 5th year, the Epworth Food Truck Rodeo is a family friendly event held on the Epworth campus on Millwood Avenue, nestled in the heart of one of the oldest residential neighborhoods in Columbia. Presented by the Friends of Epworth, the event is planned, organized and hosted by volunteers. In addition to food trucks, there will be games, music and plenty of green space to bring a picnic blanket for your family and friends. The event has grown each year and we are excited to make this the biggest and best yet! Food Trucks: The event features the best food trucks in Columbia and features a variety of menus and cuisines. The Epworth Food Truck Rodeo is not a pop-up concession stand with your typical fast food offerings. These restaurants on wheels prepare fresh food to order—so you will have a fresh meal made just for you! There will be no ATM on site. Some trucks accept credit/debit, all accept cash. Truck line-up announced soon! Parking: While there are multiple parking lots on the Epworth campus accessible only from the main entrance gates at 2900 Millwood Avenue, on-campus parking will be limited. Please carpool with your friends when possible and walk/bike to campus if you can. Volunteers will be on-hand to assist with traffic and parking. Epworth’s campus policy does not allow dogs/pets on its campus. Service animals only, please.
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What:Monthly Meeting - Indivisible Midlands
When:Thursday, October 05, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Where:Mellow Mushroom (Columbia, SC) 1009 Gervais St, Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Description:Join us for some fun and resistance activism on Thursday, October 5th at Mellow Mushroom in Columbia, upstairs in the private meeting room (elevator available). We'll be spending some time getting to know each other, making plans for MoC office visits, and writing some postcards. If you can bring a few postcard stamps for cards you'd like to send, we'll provide postcards and issues/scripts.
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What:Fall Planning Session Indivisible Midlands
When:Sunday, October 08, 2017 at 2:30 pm
Where:Location not set or event data is too old.
Description:DACA. Healthcare. Voting Rights... So many things we value seem to be under attack… it can be hard to prioritize where and how to respond! And being reactive isn't enough. We also want to be proactive. Especially heading towards the 2018 elections! Join Indivisible Midlands for a Fall Planning Session to talk about the issues that are most important to you and help us set our priorities for what we can do in the Midlands. SAVE THE DATE for this 2-hour strategic planning session! We'll have a location soon!
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What:The House I Live In: Criminal Justice and Mass Incarceration
When:Monday, October 09, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Where:Nickelodeon Theatre, Columbia, United States, 29201
Description:This film is a part of our JURISCINEMA: The Law on Screen series. Monday, October 9 at 6:30pm Director: Eugene Jarecki This investigation of the criminal justice system by award-winning filmmaker Eugene Jarecki, blends personal insights with systemic analysis, as the director sets out to understand the economically, socially and culturally devastating impact of the War on Drugs. Surveying policy from throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, The House I Live In examines how American racism and economic disparity – as manifest in the development of narcotics squads, strategies for policing, housing segregation, ghettoization, and the financial tolls of incarceration – have resulted in the disastrously disproportionate incarceration of Americans of color. A conversation with Bill Nettles follows the screening. Bill Nettles is the former United States Attorney for the State of South Carolina (2010-2015), serving in the role for longer than any US Attorney for South Carolina since the 1960s. From 1992-1995 he worked in the Richland County Public Defender’s Office and has also worked in criminal defense in private practice. In 2011 Nettles launched a statewide community policing initiative. Thank you to our sponsors: Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, P.A John and Nancy Freeman Richland County Bar Association
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What:2017 Walk for Life and Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 5K + 10K
When:Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:00 am
Where:Spirit Communications Park, Columbia, United States, 29201
Description:Doing something to help your community is one thing. Knowing what you do makes a big difference is everything. Let us show you how you can be part of something big—a movement to beat breast cancer in our community. On October 14, you and thousands of friends will send a strong message about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Together, we’ll celebrate breast cancer survivors and lift up those who are in the midst of being treated. Walk in the 27th Walk for Life or run in the Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 5K or 10K. Your contributions will help fund a seventh 3D mammography unit at Palmetto Health Breast Center and provide technology that improves the early detection of breast cancer. We’re ready to make a BIG difference in our community. Are you? Register today! #WalkForLifeColumbia #FamouslyHotPinkHalf
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What:To Kill A Mockingbird: The Law and Civil Rights
When:Monday, October 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Where:Nickelodeon Theatre, Columbia, United States, 29201
Description:This film is a part of our JURISCINEMA: The Law on Screen series. Monday, October 16 at 6:30pm Director: Robert Mulligan Based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer-Prize winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most beloved legal films of all time. Set in 1930s rural Alabama, To Kill a Mockingbird is the story of Atticus Finch, an attorney defending Tom Robinson, an African American man falsely accused of assaulting a white woman before an all white jury. Released seven years after the murder of Emmett Till and two years before the Supreme Court case Swain v. Alabama emboldened attorneys’ use of peremptory challenges to create all-white juries (a decision later overturned in Batson v. Kentucky), To Kill a Mockingbird is a moving story of the fight for justice in the face of deeply entrenched institutional racism that remains as powerful and relevant today as it was at the time of its release. A conversation with Luther J. Battiste, III and M. Malissa Burnette follows the screening. Luther J. Battiste, III entered the political arena in 1983 and made history by becoming one of the first two African-Americans elected to Columbia City Council since Reconstruction. He served fifteen years as a member of the Columbia City Council including two terms as Mayor Pro Tempore. In 1998, the City of Columbia dedicated to Luther J. Battiste, III the Monument and Plaza in honor of his dedicated service as a public servant. Battiste has served as president of the Columbia Lawyers Association, the Richland County Bar, Association, the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, and The Southeastern Region of the American Board of Trial Advocates (SEABOTA). Malissa Burnette is a partner in the Burnette Shutt & McDaniel law firm in Columbia. Ms. Burnette has been a Certified Specialist in Employment and Labor Law since 1993. Ms. Burnette has been involved in several ground-breaking cases, including Mellette. v. Jones, which opened the doors of The Citadel to female students, and Tara Bailey v. SC High School League, which allowed girls in South Carolina public schools to play contact sports. In 2014, she represented Police Chief Crystal Moore of Latta, SC, and achieved her reinstatement. Chief Moore had been fired by the Mayor, who was caught on tape in a homophobic tirade. In 2014, Ms. Burnette was one of the lead attorneys in Condon and Bleckley v. SC Attorney General Alan Wilson, South Carolina’s marriage equality lawsuit that was upheld by the United States Supreme Court in June 2015. Thank you to our sponsors: Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, P.A John and Nancy Freeman Richland County Bar Association
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What:SC Pride Parade: Light It Up! featuring Lil' Kim
When:Friday, October 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Where:Main Street, Columbia SC
Description:Join us for the area's first-ever NIGHT TIME PARADE! A first for SC Pride, we are LIGHTING UP MAIN STREET to show our true, brilliant colors! No one's done anything like this! Come join us FRIDAY NIGHT! Join Parade Hosts Tony Snell and, from WACH FOX, Dana Fulton WACH and Brian McConchie (WACH)! We are moving our parade to Friday night to truly LIGHT UP MAIN STREET! With the new, exciting time, we can march RIGHT DOWN MAIN STREET without interfering with any daytime events, assuring that the LGBT community of SC takes center stage! We encourage you to bring things that glow in the dark or light up, and really get into the spirit of LIGHTING UP THE NIGHT! Let's become a beacon in South Carolina! After the parade, join us for a STREET PARTY featuring Mimi Imfurst as DJ and then a special live performance by… Lil Kim! Please note: Our parade is family-friendly, but our street dance and concert are Rated R.
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What:Columbia Walk to End Alzheimer's
When:Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 9:00 am
Where:Spirit Communications Park, Columbia, United States, 29201
Description:The end of Alzheimer's starts with YOU! Whatever your personal reason, we hope you'll join us for the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer's in Columbia. We are excited to announce that the event will be held in a NEW location! We will be at the new Spirit Communications Park. Register today at http://act.alz.org/columbiawalk! It's free to register, but all walkers are encouraged to donate or raise funds in support of the Alzheimer's Association. Our fundraising tools make it easy to collect donations and spread the word. Raise $100 or more to receive a Walk T-shirt! Join us to be a part of the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Stay connected by joining our Columbia Walk to End Alzheimer's Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1741427669465926/
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What:Famously Hot SC Pride Festival
When:Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 12:00 pm
Where:Famously Hot South Carolina Pride, Columbia, United States, 29201
Description:Save the date for our 28th annual SC Pride Festival! Once again we are flooding Main Street with LGBT Pride. Join us for amazing entertainment, important messages and speeches, a ton of vendors and booths, and more more more. Last year, we saw 55,000 people. This year, we want to show the world how we LIGHT IT UP! Smirnoff Stage Lineup! Jody Watley! Betty Who! Debby Holiday! Alissah Brooks! Paris Lefaris! Drag Racers Lineup! Phoenix! The Only Detox! Latrice Royale INC.! Trinity Taylor! Miss Kennedy Davenport! Plus music from DJ Trevor D.
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What:Famously Hot Aftermath
When:Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 10:00 pm
Where:Main Street Public House, Columbia, United States, 29201
Description:Dance the rest of Pride night away in style with DJ Mimi Imfurst at our official afterparty held following SC Pride on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Come dance the night away with all your new friends from Pride— including the full lineup of RuPaul’s Drag Race stars! Phoenix! Trinity Taylor! The Only Detox! Latrice Royale INC.! Miss Kennedy Davenport! $15 — Tickets available at door only 18+ to party / 21+ to drink! This is a Pride Pass event! Purchase a Pride Pass and get in free!
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What:2017 Columbia Buddy Walk
When:Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm
Where:Saluda Shoals Park, Columbia, United States, 29212
Description:Join us to raise awareness and promote acceptance and inclusion of those with Down syndrome. Register your Speciak Buddy or create a team, join a team or make a donation here: https://www.ds-stride.org/columbiabuddywalk Help us show that ALL children are #RockStars!
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What:2017 Gervais Street Bridge Dinner
When:Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 4:00 pm
Where:Gervais Street Bridge, West Columbia, United States, 29169
Description:Approaching its third year, the Gervais Street Bridge Dinner has become a marquee celebration of the Columbia region. The 1,000-person event continues to draw much needed attention to the Congaree River and its vital importance to our area's ecosystem. In its first two years, the Bridge dinner raised over $75,000 for local charities with particular focus on those organizations working to improve the health and wealth of our protected rivers. This year, the bridge dinner's top beneficiary is The River Alliance. The non-profit is dedicated to connecting people to our river system, granting river access, stimulating economic development, attracting tourism, and highlighting the related history and culture of the Broad, Saluda, and Congaree Rivers. The Gervais Street Bridge Dinner is an annual seated sunset Sunday supper on the Columbia region's most iconic landmark, featuring live music, vibrant artists, Southern Lights, and a three course dinner with cocktails, beer, and wine. All proceeds benefit The River Alliance, Canoeing for Kids, The West Columbia Beautification Foundation, Harvest Hope, and Heroes in Blue. Come join us for the 2017 Gervais Street Bridge Dinner on October 22nd (4:00PM-8:00PM). Rain date October 29th. General Admission Tickets: $99.00 Check out the 2016 experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1shz5ILvnEY
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What:2017 National Philanthropy Day
When:Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 11:30 am
Where:Columbia Marriott, Columbia, United States, 29201
Description:Each year, the AFP Central Carolina Chapter joins with national and international colleagues to celebrate National Philanthropy Day, a celebration of exceptional individuals and organizations that have dedicated themselves to philanthropy! Celebrate philanthropy in the Midlands of South Carolina by nominating an individual or organization to be honored at our National Philanthropy Day luncheon on Thursday, October 26. Ready to learn more or make a nomination? http://www.afpcsc.net/NPD Ticket registration opening this summer!
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When:Friday, October 27, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Where:701 Whaley St, Columbia, SC 29201-4359, United States
Description:Able SC cordially invites you to attend the 5th Annual FundAble! Come celebrate with us and unmask the advocate in you!
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