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.
Make Your Own Beer and Wine!
Come get started on your “liquid hobby” and help us celebrate our 46th year in the Columbia area. Bet Mar Liquid Hobby Shop: 736 St. Andrews Road.
We Practice After Hours Too!
Midlands Orthopedics clinics are open when young athletes need us most. Locations and hours can be found here.
A Re-Imagined Christmas Carol at Trustus
Watch as five actors perform all the characters of Charles Dickens’ classic story and create a live musical score in a production that had audiences and critics raving last year. Get your tickets here!
Now Hiring in the Vista!
Hickory Tavern is opening mid-December and looking for bartenders, servers, hosts and kitchen staff. Apply in person: Click for details!
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.
Ice Skate on Main Street
Columbia’s famously hot skating rink opens Thanksgiving Day! Additional information and discounts can be found here.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Holiday Wish ListWhere to shop for gift ideas in Columbia this season: