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Columbia - The StateJuly 11, 2013 

Fresh peaches were plentiful at the 55th Annual Lexington County Peach Festival in Gilbert on July 4, 2013.

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City Strolls, Robert Mills House and Gardens: Historic Columbia Foundation will host a guided tour of the Robert Mills Historic District Friday. See some of Columbia’s oldest homes. Tickets: $6 at the Museum Shop, 1616 Blanding St. (803) 252-1770, ext. 24

E-Waste Recycling event: Lexington County Solid Waste Management hosts an electronic waste recycling event from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Red Bank Crossing Center, on the corner of Two Notch Road and Highway 6, Lexington. Computers, TVs, copiers, VCR and DVD players, fax machines, telephones, cell phones, radios, PDAs and electronic game systems will be accepted. (803) 755-3325; www.lex-co.sc.gov/ solidwaste

Peach Day: The State Farmers Market in West Columbia hosts Peach Day at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the North Shed. Each guest will receive a free peach while supplies last. The Happy Birthday America event, which benefits the Blue Star Mothers and Hidden Wounds will also take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Market’s Corbett Building. agriculture.sc.gov

Garden Like a Master: Learn how to grow the perfect tomato Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Lexington County Public Library, Lexington Main Library Branch, 5440 Augusta Road, Lexington.  (803) 794-6791

Town of Lexington’s Farmers Market: The market is open Saturdays through Oct. 26 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 206 N. Church St., Lexington. (803) 359-4164

First Nazareth Baptist Church Farmers Market: The market is open Saturdays through Nov. 23 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Millwood parking lot across from the church, 2351 Gervais St. (803) 254-6232

Year-Round Telephone Book Recycling: As the new 2013 phone books are being delivered, Keep the Midlands Beautiful encourages residents to recycle last year’s books. In Lexington and Richland counties and Columbia, take phone books to a drop-off facility and put them in the recycling bin for newspaper. Residents of Columbia, Forest Acres and Lexington County can also recycle phone books in their recycling bins curbside. Richland County will accept them in their recycling roll carts curbside. (803) 733-1139; www.keepthemidlands beautiful.org

Free plant identifications: The A.C. Moore Herbarium at the University of South Carolina provides free plant identifications. Bring your unknown plant by Coker Life Sciences. (803) 777-8196

“Art in the Garden”: Wingard’s Nursery and Garden Center, 1367 North Lake Drive, Lexington, hosts their 8th annual event at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4. Tickets will be available Aug. 1 and are $40. Proceeds benefit Lexington Interfaith Community Services. (803) 359-9091; wingardsnursery.com/ events


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