Go for the glow
EDVENTURE AFTER DARK: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais St. Adults can have fun at the museum, too. There will be glow-in-the-dark manicures and body paint, laser tag and light graffiti as well as beer, wine, pizza and networking. Tickets are $20 (includes two drinks); available at http://www.edventure.org. Proceeds will benefit the Yes, Every Child fund, EdVenture’s commitment to providing underserved families with access to the museum for only $1 per person.
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It’s swing time!
SWINGIN’ AT THE BIG APPLE: 8 p.m.-midnight Feb. 21 at the Big Apple, 1000 Hampton St. Swing dance lessons will be held at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8; Historic Columbia and Palmetto Swing Dance Association members, $5. (803) 252-1770, ext. 23; www.historiccolumbia.org
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SHUCKIN’ ON THE SHOALS: 4-7 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Environmental Education Center at Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road. Saluda Shoals Foundation fundraiser will feature oysters (don’t forget your oyster knife and gloves), smoked chicken and rice gumbo, beer, wine and a benefit auction. (803) 213-2036; www.saludashoalsfoundation.org