MONDAY, JUNE 27
>>> AT THE LIBRARY
THE HYPERBOLIC CROCHET PROJECT:10-11:30 a.m. Monday at Richland Library Ballentine. Join artist Barbara Streeter in this series of workshops as she teaches community members how to crochet their own gorgeous piece of yarn wisteria. Soon, all of these community-created pieces will be added the larger vine as public art in the new Richland Library Ballentine. No crochet experience required, and all ages are welcome. 1321 Dutch Fork Road. www.richlandlibrary.com
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“THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY:” 6:30 p.m. Monday at Nickelodeon Theatre. The Nick is hosting “Six-Gun Summer,” a series of five classic Western films offering a sample of the ‘greatest hits’ of the genre. The series runs through July 25. The first film is “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.” $8 Sunday, $10 Monday. 1607 Main St. www.nickelodeon.org
TUESDAY, JUNE 28
WILDLIFE WALK, FISH PASSAGE: 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at Riverfront Park. Discover the abundant and diverse wildlife that inhabit Riverfront Park. Meet in Riverfront Park’s parking lot, 4122 River Drive. Details: Parks & Recreation Department, (803) 545-3100.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29
“WILD WEDNESDAYS:” 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sesquicentennial State Park. The final in a June series of morning programs for kids that focus on the many plants and animals found at the park. For ages 6-10; dress for the outdoors. Adults must accompany children. $5 per program, advance reservations required at (803) 788-2706 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 9564 Two Notch Road, Northeast Richland.
THURSDAY, JUNE 30
WOMEN OF FITNESS: 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, June 30 at Fit Columbia. Fit Columbia in Five Points will host a garden party to recognize 13 local Women of Fitness and to benefit local children’s charity Innersole, co-founded by USC women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and champagne. Admission is a donation of new athletic shoes for Innersole. 2002 Blossom St. email@example.com
SATURDAY, JULY 2
>>> FOURTH OF JULY
CELEBRATION ON LAKE MURRAY: Noon boat parade, 9 p.m. fireworks at Lake Murray. This annual July 4 celebration draws crowds for a day of fun on and off the water. Call (803) 781-5940 or stop by the Lake Murray Country Visitors Center at 2184 North Lake Drive to register your boat for the parade. The fireworks show is from Spence and Dreher islands; get there early because gates will close at 8 p.m. Park admission for Dreher Island State Park is $2 for adults, $1.25 for seniors and free for children under 15. Or watch the fireworks from Lake Murray dam sites for $3 per car, $2 per motorcycle and $5 per bus. Gates will be open until park spaces reach capacity. Dreher Island State Park is at 3677 State Park Road. The SCE&G Dam Public Boat Ramp is at 1201 North Lake Drive. www.lakemurraycountry.com
STAR SPANGLED DAY AT EDVENTURE:9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Edventure Children’s Museum. Celebrate the nation’s 240th birthday by indulging in red, white, and blue birthday cake. Learn patriotic songs and the science behind fireworks. Listen to Independence Day stories and join in a parade in the museum led by Uncle Sam. Free with membership or regular admission. 211 Gervais St. www.edventure.org
TORCHLIGHT TATTOO & FIREWORKS: 4-10 p.m. Saturday at Hilton Field on Hartsville Guard Road, Fort Jackson. The annual Torchlight Tattoo and Fireworks display includes a cannon salute to each state and territory, music by the 282nd Army Victory Band and a 30-minute fireworks display. There will be kiddie rides and games on Hilton Field beginning at 4 p.m. and a flyover at 6:30 p.m. The Root Doctors and Mya Marie Harrison will provide entertainment. The military tattoo begins at 9 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome, and there is bleacher seating. Food vendors will be available. Free. Access to the installation for non-military affiliated people will be through Gate 2 (Forest Drive/Strom Thurmond Boulevard), or Gate 4 (Percival/Boyden Arbor Road). Everyone older than 16 must have valid ID for entry. www.discoversouthcarolina.com
SUNDAY, JULY 3
>>> FOURTH OF JULY
STAR SPANGLED SYMPHONIC SALUTE: 8 p.m. Saturday at Saluda Shoals Park. Join Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra for a musical tribute to the founding of our nation. The symphony will play a selection of patriotic songs as well as a few Broadway show tunes and sing-alongs. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. 5605 Bush River Road. Free, but $5 per car parking fee. www.lmso.org
MONDAY, JULY 4
>>> FOURTH OF JULY
LEXINGTON COUNTY PEACH FESTIVAL: 9 a.m.-11p.m. July 4 in Gilbert Community Park. The Peach Festival is back for its 58th year with food, entertainment, a parade and fireworks. Enter the peach recipe contest, drool over antique cars and chow down on all things peach including cobblers, pies, slushies, sundaes and ice cream. Parade begins at 9:30 a.m. on Hampton Street. The day ends with fireworks at 10 p.m. in the field behind Gilbert Primary School. Free admission. www.lexingtoncountypeachfestival.com
BORN IN THE USA 4-MILER RUN AND RELAY: 7:45 a.m. July 4 at Trenholm Road and 4801 Forest Drive. Put on some red, white and blue running clothes for this event. Run four miles yourself, or sign up as a team of two. $35, $45 on race day. www.strictlyrunning.com