Author: Brenda Gable
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Prince Wolfrick from the magical New Camelot and his companion Darren the Bastard have been turned into animals by an evil curse. Then Bethany, a modern woman with latent magical power, appears on the scene and might hold the power to free them from the spell. But will evil overcome her first? This is the Lexington County author’s first published novel, and she hopes to turn it into a series. She will be signing copies from 2 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 26 at The Book Dispensary.
Waltzing with Deception
Author: Levon Sparks Salone
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
The female protagonist of this first novel is an irreligious corporate guru with a secret. Pressure mounts in her life, and her major support comes from a man who is a dedicated Christian. She bridles at what she considers his self-righteousness — until tragedy from an unexpected source threatens his life and she prays for a miracle. The author is a former clinical counselor who lives in Columbia.
Down the Owlhoot Trail
Author: J.E.S. Hays
Publisher: JMS Books
This collection of Wild West short stories follows the early teenage years of two likable scoundrels — Devon Day and the Sweetwater Kid — who aspire to become the best outlaws west of the Mississippi. The stories mix historical perspective, old-fashioned adventure and a slightly skewed sense of humor. One of the stories won second place in Art Affair’s Western Short Story Contest of 2012. The author is a pharmacist from Greenville, and she has published short stories in many different genres.
Christian Writers Showcase: The Christian Writers Alliance, a nonprofit writers support group founded in 2002, is sponsoring its first SC Christian Writers Showcase with the theme “Remembering Christ at Thanksgiving Through the Christian Writer.” Curtis Wilson, radio personality and former WLTX news anchor, is the keynote speaker for the fundraiser. Among the featured authors is Anna Courie, a fitness writer formerly from Columbia. The event is Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Brookland Banquet and Conference Center in West Columbia. Tickets required. Details at scchristianwritersshowcase.com.
3LAU on Sunday, October 26th and the Unofficial Skrillex Mothership Tour After-Party on the 27th. More information and tickets for both can be found here. VIP tables available.
King Lear in Finlay Park
October 16th-18th and 22nd-25th, the South Carolina Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare’s King Lear. All performances held at the Finlay Park Ampitheatre at 7:30 PM. For tickets and more information, click here or call 803-665-2000.
The Other Place at Trustus Theatre
Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. A mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth of Juliana’s mental health boils to the surface in The Other Place, running at Trustus Theatre October 17th through November 1st. There will be a talk-back following the matinee on October 19th. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling the box office at 803-254-9732.
Four Miles, Twelve Doughnuts
Winston’s Wish aims to increase knowledge and understanding of children with autism, and you can help by participating in the 4.donut Race on October 25th. Start at Edventure Children’s Museum, run 2 miles to Krispy Kreme, eat 12 doughnuts, and run back! Registration is required and can be done here before October 23rd at 5 p.m.
Bluegrass, Bidding, and BBQ
Join The Palladium Society Thursday, October 23rd from 7-10 p.m. for its 11th annual silent auction, featuring music by The Mustache Brothers and catering by Bourbon and The Oak Table. Tickets are $30 at the door and include admission, drinks, and food. Get yours online now!
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Local business is searching for new associates who are looking for a fun environment to earn great wages. Great position for college students/recent graduates. Must be well-mannered with excellent customer service skills/work ethic/ability to lift heavy items/must have valid Driver’s License. Call 803-376-4884 or email resume: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cupcake now hiring a closing manager. Must be outgoing, customer service focused, able to work evenings and weekends. Apply in person. 1213 Lincoln Street, Columbia SC 29201. freshcupcakes.com
U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
Real Estate Spotlight
BB&T Home Mortgage Sharing knowledge with satisfied homeowners. BBT.com/Mortgage
CoMar Products Inc. Manufacturing quality surfaces for kitchens & baths since 1965. www.comarproducts.com