>>> WARM AND FUZZY
Adopt a shelter pet
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS ADOPTION SPECIALS: Columbia Animal Services will offer pets for $25 Tuesday and Wednesday at 127 Humane Lane. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; check out the adoptable pets at http://petharbor.com. Gift cards may also be purchased for pet adoptions. For more information about the adoption specials, call (803) 776-7387
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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. This week is the last Tasting Twosday 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
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Meet you at the zoo
LIGHTS BEFORE CHRISTMAS: 5-9 p.m. nightly through Dec. 30 (except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, 500 Wildlife Parkway. Music in Motion lights spectacular, Jingle Bell bonfire, snow every night – tonight is your last chance to visit Santa, he’ll be there from 6-9 p.m. Some of the zoo’s indoor exhibits will remain open – Gorilla Base Camp, Koala Knockabout and Riverbanks Farm. Tickets are $10, ages 2-12, $8. Riverbanks members are eligible to receive one free visit with their current membership card and picture ID; guest passes are not accepted. To avoid long lines, purchase your tickets in advance online at https://etickets.riverbanks.org/eTickets/LightsBeforeChristmas/tabid/161/Default.aspx