WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12
S.C. CENTER FOR THE BOOK: Book talk and signing, noon-1 p.m. Wednesday at the State Library, 1500 Senate St. Speaker will be Tom Mack, co-editor of The South Carolina Encyclopedia Guide to South Carolina Writers. Bring your lunch and enjoy learning more about South Carolina. Free. readsc.org
THURSDAY, MARCH 13
ACES FOR ARMOR GOLF TOURNAMENT: 7:45 a.m. Thursday at Fort Jackson Golf Course. $280 for a four-member team (includes 18 holes of golf, cart fee, raffles and prizes); hole sponsorships are $500. Sponsored by In-Vest USA, proceeds from the event will be used to pay for bulletproof vests for law enforcement officers. (803) 200-6333 or (803) 447-3241
ST. PATRICKS GREEN DAY CELEBRATION: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Lorick Park, 1600 Lorick Ave. Carnival-style games, activities and refreshments for all ages. Free; sponsored by the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation department. (803) 545-3100 or columbiasc.net
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