FT Happenings

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What's happening in Columbia SC? A lot, and FT Happenings helps you sort it out.
What's happening in Columbia SC? A lot, and FT Happenings helps you sort it out.


Special Events

Global Vision Award Gala

Honoring attorney Inez Moore Tenenbaum. This is the 21st year the Columbia World Affairs Council has presented the award to a leader whose contributions have made a significant impact on South Carolina and helped project the state globally.
Date: Oct 16
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Children's Consignment Sale

Offering gently used children's clothing and toys at great prices and for a great cause. Proceeds go to local non-profits.
Date: Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2014
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Embark on an epicurean expedition, encounter animals up-close and support wildlife conservation at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden's premier fundraiser. Guests are invited to take a sunset safari through the zoo while sampling a variety of African-inspired cuisine seasoned with a taste of the South.
Date: Sep 26
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Carolina Aquarium Expo

Raffles, giveaways, frags for purchase, livestock for purchase, dry goods, topical speakers, workshops and fellowship with other reefers.
Date: Sep 20
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Military Appreciation Day

Open invitation to all veterans, veteran organizations and the general public. Free food with military I.D., food vendors, military story time, drill teams, kids activities and more.
Date: Sep 13
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Music Break: Do Business Like a Rock Star

When a city's music scene rocks, so do its businesses. Show your support for the Columbia music community while trading tips with local professionals who have made a business out of music ... or simply do business like rock stars. Musician workshop, business networking and more.
Date: Sep 3
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Labor Day Festival & Parade

Chapin's signature event is an annual display of patriotism and community pride. Parade, arts and crafts, vendors, amusement area, antique car show, talent contest, book sale and more.
Date: Sep 1
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Battle of the Bulge Veterans Meet-and-Greet

The National Convention of the Battle of the Bulge Veterans is hosting its annual convention in Columbia. This meet and greet helps commemorate the upcoming 70th anniversary of the battle. Displays, equipment and military vehicles from World War II will be on view. Meet-and-greet in lobby.
Date: Aug 31
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Cola Zombie Bar Crawl

Crawl and search for brains at five different bars in The Vista. Group and individual prizes. A portion of the proceeds go to local charities.
Date: Aug 30
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Sons of Spanish-American War Veterans Convention

Delegates from throughout the United States will be coming to take part, including national and state officers. The Convention will include business meetings, officer elections, tours, a breakfast, luncheon and dinner, as well as a memorial service to the Veterans of the War with Spain, the Philippine Insurrection, and China Relief Expedition at the State House.
Date: Aug 29 - Aug 31, 2014
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Ongoing Events

Exhibitions, farmers markets, volunteer opportunities and more.
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