History and mystery
CEMETERY TOURS: Historic Columbia’s tours of Elmwood Cemetery, 501 Elmwood Ave., are back; they will be conducted the second Thursday each month through September. There are two guided tour options — the Secrets From the Grave tour starts before dark at 7:30 p.m. to allow for study of the iconography symbols on many of the markers and headstones in the cemetery. The Moonlight Cemetery tours at 8 and 8:30 p.m., discuss the lives, burials, cemetery plots and tombstones of families and prominent Columbia citizens from the 19th and 20th centuries. Bring a flashlight. Tickets are $12, age 17 and younger, $5; HC member adults, $8; HC member youth, $4. Tickets are available by calling (803) 252-1770, ext. 23; online at www.historiccolumbia.org or email email@example.com
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‘Monsters’ in Sumter
MOVIES AT THE OPERA HOUSE: “Monsters University,” 10 a.m., 1 and 7 p.m. Thursday at the Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., Sumter; $1. (803) 436-2616; http://sumteroperahouse.com
LUNCHTIME LECTURE SERIES: “Maximize Your Social Security Benefits,” 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Roger Hall of Hall Asset Management Group will cover the following points: avoid starting your benefits too early; avoiding taxes on Social Security benefits; protecting your spouse after you are gone and special claiming strategies to increase your family’s benefits. Free and open to the public. (803) 799-1971; http://louriecentersc.com