Give To Gain Gala
An evening of glitz, glamor, dining, dancing and entertainment to benefit Special Olympics South Carolina. Donations help build additional programs, continue year-round competitions and cover travel costs for athletes and volunteer coach. 7-11 p.m. Thursday at Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center, 200 Stoneridge Drive. Tickets are $50; couples, $80; tables for 10, $1,000. Includes dinner, music by the Root Doctors and live/silent auctions. http://so-sc.org
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Forrest Wood Cup tournament
The Forrest Wood Cup bass fishing tournament comes to Lake Murray this weekend.
Takeoffs are at 7 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Dreher Island State Park. The FLW Expo is 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, with the weigh-in at 5 p.m.
The expo will have fishing contests, exhibitions and demonstrations, a barbecue competition and entertainment, including Jeremey Comb on Friday, John Wesley Satterfield on Saturday and a free show headlined by Rodney Atkins at 4 p.m. Sunday.
Windows to New Worlds
The new additions to the State Museum formally debut to the public Saturday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. The first 100 people win free general admission to the museum for a year. Activities include a ribbon-cutting at 9 a.m., live music all day, family-friendly activities and solar observing (11 a.m.-3 p.m.) Details: www.scmuseum.org