Like most Columbia beer lovers, the ladies of Girls’ Pint Out can’t wait to get their hands on some beers from Columbia’s second post-Prohibition production brewery. They will be out at River Rat Brewery on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m., tasting its beers and taking a special tour of the brewery facilities. Ladies, if you missed the River Rat grand opening on Monday, you should do your darnedest to get there for this event. The beer costs money, of course, but the tour is free.
Spring has most definitely sprung, and that has lots of us thinking about what to do with our yards and gardens. I know I spent far too much time with a rake in my hands this past weekend. If you’re looking for a little home improvement inspiration, you should check out the Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show this Friday through Sunday at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds. If you’re like me, though, just thinking about how much mulch you need to buy and how to repair that tricky stair on your deck gets you a little anxious. So why not enjoy the second annual Wine Walk at the show this weekend? On Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., participants will be able to walk around the 250 exhibits and stop for wine tastings at various stations throughout the show. It will certainly make talking about vinyl siding more enjoyable. Tickets for the Wine Walk are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate. You can find out more about the schedule and exhibitors and get your advance tickets at columbiabuilders.com.
Snake Charmer Shiraz
One of my favorite wineries over the past couple years has been Australian winery Vinaceous. If you’ve been in a wine store recently, I’m sure you’ve noticed their evocative carnival-poster-style labels. It certainly made the brand stand out to me, and first led me to its Snake Charmer Shiraz. This Tuesday, March 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gervais & Vine, you can taste six of their wonderful wines, enjoy some light tapas, and meet Vinaceous owner Nick Stacy. To attend, you must RSVP either by calling Gervais & Vine at 799-8483 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission is $15 per person.
One More Thing ...
You know, I get the feeling there’s some other drinking event happening this week that I’ve forgotten to mention. Hmm. Can’t imagine what it would be, though. Oh yeah, check out our cover package starting on page 18.
Music Break at Music Farm Columbia
Join COR for an evening of networking for music and business leaders on September 3rd, featuring performances by Josh Roberts and the Hinges, Death of Paris, Fat Rat Da Czar, and Lazy A and the Green Thang. Free admission for musicians and members! Register here.
Yard Sale this Saturday, Sept. 6, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Located at 417 Juniper St., Columbia, 29203. Furniture/baby items/clothing and more! For directions or details call 803-463-8017.
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.
Garage Sale at 232 Long Iron Court, West Columbia, 29172. This Saturday, 9/6/14 between 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Kitchen items, decorative prints, jewelry, clothing and more!
Delicious Downtown Breakfast
Tony’s is open for breakfast every day from 7:30-10:30! Conveniently located on Washington St. right off Main. Stop in for something filling and delicious before work! Follow us for updates on specials.
A two-day outdoor art and crafts show celebrating its 38th year. Being held on September 5 & 6, 2014, Click for details
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