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Go Columbia: On the horizon, May 8

The new children’s garden at Hampton-Preston Mansion includes benches, swings, lovely plantings and, soon, a gazebo set with a water feature.
The new children’s garden at Hampton-Preston Mansion includes benches, swings, lovely plantings and, soon, a gazebo set with a water feature.

>>> ON STAGE

Celebrate your mom

“MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD”: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Old Chapin Firehouse, 102 Lexington Ave., Chapin. Chapin Theatre Company production returns with a collection of short theatrical works by award-winning American playwrights, TV writers and novelists making for a comic celebration of motherhood. Tickets are $12; members, $10. http://www.chapintheatre.org

>>> TOURS

Five Points tour

HAPPY HOUR HISTORY TOUR – FIVE POINTS: 5:30-7 p.m. Friday at the Five Points Fountain, Greene and Harden streets. Come celebrate Five Points’ centennial with a guided tour exploring the history and architecture of the shopping and commercial district. $25; Historic Columbia members, $20 (includes two cocktails and appetizers along the way, participants must be age 21 or older to enjoy adult beverages). For more information or to reserve a spot on a tour, call (803) 252-1770, ext. 23 or go to http://historiccolumbia.org

>>> FOR MOTHER’S DAY

How ’bout a garden full of flowers?

GARDEN TOURS: 3-7 p.m. Sunday at 2400 Bermuda Hills Road, Spring Valley. Don and Yvonne Russell open up their gardens as a Mother’s Day extra. Seed packets from the garden flowers will be available; land is high-to-low terrain, so wear sensible walking shoes.

>>> MUSIC

Singers/songwriters at the UU

CARRIE ELKIN & DANNY SCHMIDT: 8 p.m. Saturday at the UU Coffeehouse, 2701 Heyward St. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 with a reservation; $17 at the door; students, $3. (803) 200-2824; http://www.uucoffeehouse.org

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