The ABC’s of Titles for Tiny Tales
Author: Mary Lee
The Columbia author’s third children’s book is intended to encourage children to write as well as read. She uses quirky titles from A to Z and vibrant illustration to inspire young readers to write their own stories in the book. Lee, a retired Air Force master sergeant, won awards for her previous books, My Air Force Mom and When Grandma’s False Teeth Fly. She will be signing her books at 2nd & Charles, 275 Harbison Blvd., from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6.
Daily Inspurrations … To Help You Always Land on Your Feet
Author: Romana Gould
Publisher: Blue Mountain Arts
The author, a first grade teacher at Dutch Fork Elementary School, says that cats “provide the ideal inspiration to slow down, savor life and appreciate each moment.” Her book — just released this week — contains photos she took of cats and inspirational messages. A portion of the proceeds from the book will go to support local animal rescue efforts.
Tallyho in the Squat
Author: Asa Ingram
Publisher: Asa Ingram
Smuggling shipments of wild rabbits from Kentucky to South Carolina doesn’t sound like the crime of the century, but the author uses it as the core of this Southern comedy. Along the way, Bill Gulledge, the unemployed-college-graduate-turned smuggler, falls in love with Rye Cotton, the country-grown daughter of the rabbit supplier. Ingram lives in the Charleston area. This is his first novel.
South Carolina essays: Editor Aida Rogers and contributors Cindi Boiter, Dianne Johnson and John Cely will sign State of the Heart: South Carolina Writers on the Places They Love (University of South Carolina Press) at Nest at Main and Hampton on Thursday, Sept. 4. First Thursday activities on Main Street begin at 6 p.m.
Great Gifts for the Whole Family
Don’t miss Half Moon Outfitters’ holiday sale! Up to 30% off Prana, Patagonia, The North Face, and other great brands. Location and hours here.
A Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Carnival
From 6-11 PM on December 31st on Main Street, enjoy rides, games, karaoke, food, drinks and more! More information here.
Going someplace cool this weekend?
Let The Backpacker help you go lightweight, comfortable and in style! Patagonia, Prana, Merrell, The North Face and more! Click for location, hours and more info.
Hickory Tavern Is Now Open!
Find us on Facebook, Twitter (@TheHickoryTav), Instagram (@HickoryTavern), and visit our website for more info. 907 Senate Street in the Vista!
Ice Skate on Main Street
Columbia’s famously hot skating rink is now open! Additional information and discounts can be found here.
Relaxation, Pain Management, and Stress Relief
Licensed massage therapist Allison Morris of AMR Massage offers 50% off your first session and every 5th session free of charge. Click here for location, hours, and more information.
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