Political activists on the left and right are gearing up for the second session of the 120th General Assembly of South Carolina, which reconvenes Tuesday. Look out for dueling demonstrations of political will on the State House grounds that day, as activists try to impress their electoral might, such as it may be, upon returning lawmakers.
The Obamacare Nullfication rally, organized by the John Birch Society, will carry on from 10 a.m. until noon, at which point participants are scheduled to birddog lawmakers around the lobby, urging passage of H.3101 and foretelling of socialist doom. Organizers plan to bus tea party types down from Spartanburg.
The Enough Is Enough rally, scheduled for noon on the south side of the State House, is organized by the Truthful Tuesday Coalition, which doesn’t quite roll off the tongue like North Carolina’s “Moral Monday” series of progressive protests, from which this rally’s planners apparently drew inspiration, but their policy wish list is similar. It includes the expansion of Medicaid, the protection of voting rights and a fully funded education budget, as state law demands but rarely receives. Expect protesters to don black in symbolic mourning of the 1,300 South Carolinians they say will die this year as a result of Gov. Nikki Haley’s refusal to expand Medicaid in defiance of Obamacare. The Truthful Tuesday Coalition consists of the National Association of Social Workers (SC), South Carolina AFL-CIO, the South Carolina Christian Action Council, South Carolina NAACP, the South Carolina Progressive Network and the South Carolina Education Association.
Trustus Theatre Presents Evil Dead, The Musical
This musical version of Sam Raimi’s cult classic films promises to serve up more humor than horror. You can read more and purchase your tickets here.
A Healthy Happy Hour
4-7 p.m at Good Life Cafe on Main St. Try our $4 local draft beers, $4 organic wine, 1/2 off select bottles of house wine and $5 handcrafted house cocktails with juices cold pressed and made daily. Click here for more info.
$7 Special Summer Menu at Tony’s Downtown
Stop in and try our special $7 summer menu (tax and drink included!) at Tony’s Pizza & Italian Eatery, downtown Columbia. 1120 Washington St., Suite 2.
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. Click to find out how!
Happy Hour and Sushi Specials All Week
Red Bowl in Lexington now has great early bird and late night sushi specials 7 days a week, as well as 99-cent kids meals on Saturdays! Click here for special information and hours.
The Castle Summer Camps
Clown Camp: Ages 7-12. Week of July 28 • Zombie Camp: Ages 10-15. Week of August 4. $125 per camp, discounts for siblings! 2076 Hwy Church Rd. 803-309-5586. TheEventCastle@yahoo.com
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Local restaurants serving locally grown food during Palmetto Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast, July 11-18: