CONGAREE NATIONAL PARK: Nature Discovery Walk 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center. Learn about the plant and animal life in the Congaree River Floodplain. Free. (803) 776-4396. nps.gov/cong
CONGAREE NATIONAL PARK: Lunch and learn Dec. Wednesday at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center Auditorium. Visitors can bring a bag lunch and join park staff present a summary of recent vegetation and amphibian monitoring done at the park. (803) 776-4396
LINRICK CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT will be 9 a.m. Monday at LinRick Golf Course, 356 Camp Ground Road. Registration for a four-person team is $240, and the cost for single entry is $60. Prizes and sponsorship opportunities offered. The event will benefit the Hannah House and Richland County Recreation Foundation. To register or for more information, call James Brown at (803) 741-7272 ext. 102, Tiyana Henley at (803) 741-7272 ext. 114 or Lisa W. Lewis at (803) 865-0138.
MAIN STREET ICE outdoor ice skating rink will be open in Boyd Plaza, at the corner of Main and Hampton streets, throughout Jan. 18. Opening day price will be $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. www/columbiasc.net/calendar/1448
RIVERBANKS ZOO AND GARDEN: Homeschool Monday about weather warriors 10 a.m. Monday. Event for children ages 5-13 will focus on how animals survive cold winter temperatures. Cost $5 per participant plus general admission. (803) 779-8717; www.riverbanks.org
RIVERBANKS ZOO AND GARDEN:Discovery Day: Wondrous Whales 9:45 a.m Tuesday and Wednesday. Children ages 2-5 can learn about whales. Cost is $6 for one child with one adult per class, not including general admission. Register for the class at riberbanks.org.
RIVERBANKS ZOO AND GARDEN: Lights before Christmas starts 5 p.m. nightly through Dec. 30. Event will feature more than 1 million lights, marshmallow roasting, a bonfire and visits with Santa. $10 for adults and $8 for children 2-12. Tickets online at riverbanks.org
SEVEN OAKS PARK: Holiday Lights – Parents’ Night Out 6-9:30 p.m. Friday, 200 Leisure Lane. Parents can drop off children for an evening of holiday activities, a field trip to see Holiday Lights on the River and a pizza dinner. Cost is $20 per child ages 4-14. Registration required. (803) 772-3336
SALUDA SHOALS PARK: Holiday Lights on the River, 6-10 p.m., will run through Dec. 31, will feature more than 1 million holiday lights on the river on a two-mile loop of the park. Admission $15 per car, $25 per 15-passenger van or $40 per bus. Various activities also feature every night for a fee. (803) 772-1228; www.icrc.net
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