A step back in time
BLYTHEWOOD HISTORICAL SOCIETY : Train exhibit and family-friendly activities 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the Langford-Nord House, 100 McNulty Road, Blythewood. Christmas cards designed by Blythewood artist Harold Brabham and the latest in the Society’s series of ornaments – 2014’s ornament will feature Bethel Baptist Church – and limited quantities of ornaments from previous years will be available for sale. Donations welcome. (803) 333-8133
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Visit Lake Murray Country
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: Noon-3 p.m. Sunday at Capital City/Lake Murray Visitors Center, 2184 N. Lake Drive, Columbia. The historic Lorick Plantation House has been transformed to Christmas 1840 by volunteers from the Coldstream Country Club, Saluda Garden Club, Meeting Street Interiors and Pisgah Lutheran Church. Refreshments will be served. (803) 781-5940; http://lakemurraycountry.com
Second Shift Twosday
STATE MUSEUM: Second Shift Twosday, 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at 301 Gervais St. In celebration of the history of its building and the mill workers who decades ago worked the second shift, the museum is extending its Tuesday hours until 8 p.m. Each week, the museum will feature something different, which might include programs, planetarium shows, 4-D movies, lunar observing, exhibit previews, food and beverage events, discounts and more. Also, Tuesdays in December, they’ve come up with Tasting Twosdays, when the food samplings will include tastings of Ginger Wine Ninja Pinot Noir, a new wine label created by three local wine experts. (803) 898-4921; http://scmuseum.org