Lexington/Columbia, S.C. Things to do June 15 - 21, 2012

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June 15 - 21, 2012


Flag Day: Patriotic Pancakes Today!

Thursday June 14, 2012

In the United States Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777. The United States Army also celebrates the Army Birthday on this date; Congress adopted "the American continental army" after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole on June 14, 1775. (Wikipedia)). So what to do besides flying the red, white and blue? Head to Original Pancake House in Trenholm Plaza (Forest Drive & Trenholm Road) for their famous Patriotic Pancakes - golden brown buttermilk pancakes topped with fresh strawberries, blueberries, freshly whipped cream and an American flag!

2011 Competition Winners

Arthur Fraser International Concerto Competition: Southeastern Piano Festival

Friday, June 15, 2012
Held at the USC School of Music Recital Hall, this exciting competition is free and open to the public. Southeastern Piano Festival participants compete for prizes up to $3000. The competition is sponsored by the Symphony League of the South Carolina Philharmonic.
10 A.M. – 12 P.M. | 2 P.M. – 5 P.M. | 7 P.M. – 9 P.M. More info here.

Avenue Q: Trustus

Friday June 15, 2012 - Saturday July 21, 2012

Winner of the TONY® “TRIPLE CROWN” for BEST MUSICAL, BEST SCORE and BEST BOOK, "Avenue Q" is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. "Avenue Q" is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. There, he meets Kate (the girl next door), Rod (the Republican), Trekkie (the internet sexpert), Lucy the Slut (need we say more?), and other colorful types who help PRINCETON finally discover his purpose in life! Featuring puppets created by The Columbia Marionette Theatre! "Avenue Q" will leave you rolling in the aisles with the most original experience in the Midlands this summer! Visit Trustus for more.

Make this a Father's Day your Dad will always remember!

Father's Day at Jellystone Park! Fishing Tournament

This Weekend!

Our fishing tournament is just one of many events we have planned for our Father’s Day Weekend. Other events include Kid’s Crafts, where the children can make a special present for Dad, and a Pancake Breakfast with Yogi Bear, where Dads eat free. All events are for registered campground guests only. Make a reservation today! Visit the Riverbottom Farms Jellystone Park website!

6th Annual Irish Arts Weekend

Friday June 15, 2012 - Sunday June 17, 2012

Organized by the Redbird School of Irish Music, the weekend kicks off with a concert at Conundrum Music Hall featuring Redbird staff members Caoimhin O Raghallaigh and Mick O'Brien (irish fiddle & uilleann pipes), Turlach Boylan (bodrhan), Myron Bretholz (irish flute & whistle) and more! Saturday and Sunday bring workshops, mini-concerts, lectures and more. View the Irish Arts program for details.

Rollin' on the River: Saluda Shoals Park

Saturday June 16, 2012

Reserve your canoe or kayak today! Join the folks at Saluda Shoals Park for the inaugural Rollin' on the River! This river celebration paddle is open to all ages. Bring your own canoe/kayak or use one of ours. During the trip down the river, participate in wild and fun activities. A photographer will be on hand to capture your exciting moments. Shuttle service will be provided back to Saluda Shoals Park for hot dogs, chips, and drinks provided by the Park. Visit vendors displaying the latest paddle sports gear, see demonstrations, and enjoy some great live music by the Blue Iguanas. Tubes will also be available between 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. for a short tube ride on the Saluda River. Please Note: A limited number of canoes/kayaks will be available and advanced registration is required. To reserve a canoe or for more information: Contact Smith Harden at (803)213-2056 or at sharden@icrc.net.

Giant Wine Sale and Tasting: Cellar on Greene

Saturday June 16, 2012

Giant Wine Sale & Tasting from 12pm-2pm. Over 30 wines to try-before-you-buy! Cellar on Greene opens its doors and bottles giving you the ultimate Saturday afternoon experience. They always have at least 30 wines open for you to taste, and marked down at the lowest prices possible for you to custom build a case (or two!). Best part – this event is free, that is if you buy at least two bottles! Go to the Cellar on Greene website for more info.

42nd Annual Ridge Peach Festival: Trenton SC

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Last year, on the 3rd weekend in June, we drove to Trenton, SC, for the Annual Ridge Peach Festival and I have to say, it was a pretty nice affair. Artists and crafters were set up under big spreading trees in this cute little town, and I bought an original painting, a beautiful hand crafted basket, and my husband bought from the wood carver. Trenton is nestled between Aiken, North Augusta, and Edgefield, SC. The 42nd Annual Ridge Peach Festival is from 9am - 4pm. Arts and Crafts, Antiques Tractors and Cars, Festival Foods, home canned peach preserves, jams, and jellies, peach desserts and ice cream! Visit the Ridge Peach Festival website.

Dinner Out with Dad: Make it Meat!

Father's Day Sunday June 17, 2012

We've turned to some of our favorite places for satisfying our carnivorous cravings, to find something truly special for Dear Old Dad:

Ruth's Chris Steak House: Open Father's Day from 11am - 10pm. ...famous steaks are seared to perfection at 1800 degrees and topped with fresh butter so they sizzle all the way to your table!

Liberty Tap Room: A scrumptious brunch is served on Sundays from 10am - 2pm, and the menu includes Steak (tenderloin) and Eggs (cooked your way) as well as Prime Rib (with breakfast potatoes)!

Little Pigs The folks at Little Pigs want what you want - to make Dads happy! So they are opening this Sunday, special for Father's Day, from 11am - 3pm! Ain't nothin' like it - take Dad to Little Pigs for all-you-can-eat and he'll say "bless you child"!

Let Dad feel the love with a special dinner cruise just for him!

Father's Day Dinner Cruise: Spirit of Lake Murray

Sunday June 17, 2012

Even if Dad's a boater, seeing the Lake from the bow of the Spirit will provide him with a relaxing fresh view - and he won't have to worry if the gas tank is low. Feed him comfort foods like fried chicken and pulled pork bbq, and you'll have to pry him off the boat when the 2 & 1/2 hour cruise ends! Make a reservation at their website: Spirit of Lake Murray

Tell Your Dad to Chill This Father's Day! Massage Specials!

So wonderful to have a day to remind us to thank the fathers in our lives. But, even if you don’t have a father nearby to reward with a Gift Certificate for Massage, perhaps you’ll consider treating yourself or someone else around you who fills the role of Father.

  • 45 minutes at 30 minute rate $25
  • 90 minutes at 1 hour rate $50
  • 90 minutes at 1 hour rate - hot stones $65

Free Upgrades through June 30, 2012: all sessions paid with a gift certificate receive free Hot Towel, Aromatherapy & Hot Stones! Contact Ryan Kern, LMT at 803-727-4124 or email him: rpklmt@gmail.com Conveniently located at 612 St. Andrews Road.

Father's Day Freebies

Sunday June 17, 2012

Columbia Museum of Art: Every Sunday is free admission for Dad and the whole family!
Riverbanks Zoo: Free admission for dads
SC State Museum: Free admission for dads when accompanied by child of any age!
Is Dad a music lover? Carolina Record and CD Show at Hampton Inn & Hilton Columbia Center on Sunday June 17th with free admission for all.

15% Off All Pillow Tops!

Summer Camps: Are Your Kids Bored Already?

Here are some suggestions:
For the budding artist:
Columbia Museum of Art: Classes for ages 4 - 16
City of Columbia Art Camps: ages 5 - 14 Call Brenda Oliver for info: (803) 545-3093
For your little horse-lover:
YMCA Summer Camps
For the budding environmentalist:
Clemson Extension Summer Camp: ages 11-14
For girls:
Girls in Science Day: State Museum June 15, 2012
For boys:
Mark Berson's Carolina Soccer Camps: ages 5 - 19
For your aspiring actor & director:
Town Theatre's Summer Camps: ages 5 - 18

Fashionably Late Dining: Save 15% Off Your Entire Bill After 9PM!

Stay up late and eat for less at Mr.Friendly's!
Or Cellar on Greene! Or Solstice Kitchen!

One thing that drives every restaurant crazy is when a good night of business ends at 9pm! We hate it when we are standing around til close! Yes! We want late business! Any good restaurant does! So here's a little something for you folks who join us "late night"
Take 15% off your entire bill for up to four persons when you ARRIVE AT 9PM OR LATER AND ENJOY AT LEAST ONE ENTREE PER TWO PERSONS! Click for details

Outdoor Concerts

Music at Sandhill begins July 4 with fabulous kick-off featuring Ronnie McDowell & fireworks, and continues til September 21!
Rhythm on the River Through June 16
Summer Concert Series at Finlay Park Through August 18

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Craig Summerall
EXIT Real Estate Consultants
5175 Sunset Blvd, Ste 3
Lexington, SC 29072
Phone: 803-665-9516
Email: gini@sc.rr.com


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