SUNDAY, JULY 10
SECOND SUNDAY VEGAN BRUNCH: 10:15 a.m. Sunday at Good Life Cafe, 1614 Main St. This will be in conjunction with the Columbia Vegan group. goodlifecafe.net.
MONDAY, JULY 11
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AN EVENING WITH TOM POLAND: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Gaston Branch Library. Enjoy an evening with author Tom Poland for a nostalgic look at Georgia and South Carolina before development, outsiders and modern conveniences brought about dramatic change. A veteran journalist and Southern storyteller, Poland has been writing about the disappearing rural south for nearly four decades. His latest book, “Georgialina: A Southland as We Knew It,” brings to life the fading – and often forgotten – character of the South. 214 S. Main St., Gaston. (803) 791-3208, tompoland.net.
GEOLOGICAL HISTORY OF SOUTH CAROLINA FROM THE MOUNTAINS TO THE SEA: 6 p.m. Monday, July 11 at Chapin Branch Library. Examine the geological history of South Carolina – its many layers of sand, clay and rock. Dr. Carolyn Murphy discusses her book, “Carolina Rocks! The Geology of South Carolina” and the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated Charleston in 1886. Murphy will display rocks, minerals and fossils from the Palmetto State. 129 NW Columbia Ave., Chapin. (803) 345-5479, www.lex.lib.sc.us
TUESDAY, JULY 12
ARTBREAK: AN EXPLORATION OF DAUFUSKIE ISLAND FLORA AND FAUNA WITH NATURALIST ROGER PINCKNEY: Pop-up cafe begins at 10:30 a.m., program begins at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 12 at Columbia Museum of Art. Each ArtBreak session features a speaker, typically from outside the art world, who interprets works of art. Begin the morning at the museum with pastries and coffee sold at The Wired Goat pop-up cafe. Then, naturalist Roger Pinckney explores the plants and wildlife of Daufuskie Island. 1515 Main St. Free with membership or admission. (803) 799-2810, www.columbiamuseum.org
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13
TECH AFTER FIVE: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 at Jake’s on Devine. Take a business card for this networking event, and the first beer is on the house. For every event we ask, “What are you looking for?” Your answer appears on your name badge so people can see how they might be able to help you and how you could help them. Free, but registration is required. 2112 Devine St. techafterfive.com/ta5/columbia-sc