Garden Tours, Robert Mills House and Gardens: Compare the visual aesthetics of late 18th- and 19th-century landscape gardening to an earlier-style English boxwood garden the third Thursday of each month. Tickets $6. (803) 252-1770, ext. 24, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Richland County Master Gardener Association Presentations: “Southern Garden Tour,” 10 a.m. Dec. 6, Richland Library Cooper Branch, 5317 N. Trenholm Road. (803) 787-3462
ICRC Art & Garden Workshops: “Succulent Wreath,” 9:30-11 a.m. Dec. 4, Seven Oaks Park, 200 Leisure Lane. Open to age 12 and older. Cost is $20 for Irmo or Chapin residents and $21 for all others. Register in advance. (803) 772-3336; www.icrc.net
Historic Columbia Foundation Family Day: 10 a.m. Dec. 7 at the Robert Mills House and Gardens, 1616 Blanding St. Learn about the history of several holiday traditions and enjoy crafts and activities as a family. Cost is $6 for the first child, $3 for each additional child, and free for Historic Columbia Foundation members.
Clemson Extension Master Gardener Program: Applications are being accepted through Dec. 13. The course meets from 9 a.m.-noon Thursdays beginning Jan. 9 through mid-May (and 8 a.m.-11 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month) at the Lexington County Clemson Extension Office, 605 West Main St., Lexington. The class is limited to 35 students. The course fee is $300; payment will be requested after the selection process is complete. Applications are available at www.clemson.edu/extension/mg/counties/midlands/mgtcapplication.pdf.
Santa’s Little Helpers: Through Dec. 20 at the Carriage House at the Robert Mills House and Gardens, 1616 Blanding St. Cost is $6 per child (ages 3-8). Enjoy the holiday season with the Historic Columbia Foundation. Children can make crafts, play games, listen to stories and have their picture taken with a Victorian Santa. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served. (803) 252-7742
Soda City Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday at the 1500 block of Main Street. www.sodacitysc.com