Lexington/Columbia, S.C. Things to do June 29 - July 5, 2012


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June 29 - July 5, 2012

Cupcake/Craft Days: Cupcake on Lincoln St. in The Vista

Today June 28, 2012 - Friday June 29, 2012
Bring your child to
Cupcake in the Vista today or tomorrow between 10am and 1pm, and you can participate in cupcake decorating or crafts. Drop in today, Thursday for Treasure Day and you'll design a treasure box, jewelry box or cupcake bank, find a treasure, redeem your treasure for a cupcake and drink and enjoy eating your cupcake! Friday is Decorate Your Own Day where you'll decorate your own cupcake, have your picture taken with you and your cupcake, decorate a picture frame for your picture and enjoy eating your cupcake! Moms and Dads will have fun too! $10 per activity for 1st child; $8 each additional child. Includes craft, cupcake and drink. Parent or guardian must accompany kids. (803) 212-4949

Anberlin Acoustic Tour: Jillian's Outdoor Stage

Friday June 29, 2012

The Anberlin Acoustic tour w/ Mychal Cohen from Campfire Ok and Monsters Calling Home appears on the outdoor stage at Jillian’s.

ZooVie Night: Riverbanks Zoo

Friday June 29, 2012

Puss in Boots
Grab your lawn chair and enjoy family-friendly, outdoor movies at the Zoo! Concessions will be available for purchase. Admission: $3 Riverbanks members / $5 general public.
Tickets are available at the gate only. Visit the
Zoo website for info.

Celebrate Your Liberty on The Lake!

Saturday June 30, 2012 11am - 7pm

Liberty Tap Room is super-excited about their new sister location, Liberty Tap Room on the Lake, coming soon to the shores of beautiful Lake Murray! Join them on the new site at Lake Murray Marina on Marina Road to kick off your 4th of July weekend!

  • 								   Pulled Pork BBQ & Oyster Roast
  • 								   Burgers and Hot Dogs Available for Kids
  • 								   Budweiser Mobile Bar and Budweiser Girls
  • 								  Live Entertainment : Pantasia Steele Drum Band1pm - 4pm  and Parrot Heads in Paradise 4pm-7pm

Like their new facebook page and find out all the details leading to their grand opening!


Saturday June 30, 2012

Lake Murray: At dusk (approx. 9:15pm) – Fireworks, launching from both Spence & Dreher Islands.

Wednesday July 4, 2012

Freedom Festival See description below: fireworks show at 9:00pm.

Fort Jackson's Hilton Field (Gates 2, 4, or 5) | 10000 Lee Road
Salute to the Nation (a canon salute to each state and territory in the Union), music by the 282nd Army Band, and a phenomenal 30-minute fireworks display! FREE. Gates open at 4pm and fireworks start at dark.

Lexington County Peach Festival: See description below: fireworks at 10 pm

Enjoy the fireworks this year from the comfort of the Spirit of Lake Murray!

See the Fireworks from Aboard the Spirit of Lake Murray!

Saturday June 30, 2012

You don't have to be out there bobbin' around in your rowboat, trying to stay afloat while you watch the fabulous fireworks explode over the lake! This year treat yourself to a dinner cruise aboard the Spirit of Lake Murray, enjoy live entertainment with Red Farley, have a beer or glass of wine, and sit or stand back and watch the awesome fireworks display fill the night sky! Only $65 includes everything! Visit the Spirit of Lake Murray website for more info.

Ronnie McDowell performs live at Village at Sandhill's Freedom Festival on the 4th of July!

Freedom Festival: Village at Sandhill

Wednesday July 4, 2012

Village at Sandhill’s annual Freedom Festival returns on Wednesday, July 4th with a day of carnival rides, a free concert featuring country music star and Curb Records recording artist Ronnie McDowell at 7pm, and capped off by the mid-state’s premier fireworks show at 9:00pm. In addition to a Nashville musical performer in Ronnie McDowell, another added twist to this year’s Freedom Festival Celebration is a high-energy carnival featuring over a dozen rides for kids of all ages. Village at Sandhill is definitely the place to celebrate our nation’s birthday this year on July 4!

The Lexington County Peach Queens deliver a basket of peaches to Gov. Nikki Haley

54th Annual Lexington County Peach Festival: Gilbert

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Arts and crafts, children’s rides, great foods, a parade, three stages of entertainment, an antique tractor and farm equipment display, a car show, a Revolutionary War reenactment, cannon firings, a reading of the Declaration of Independence and a fireworks show add up to one wonderful day of fun in Gilbert, SC - beginning at 9:30am with the parade and ending at 10pm with fireworks! Everything's peachy - peach ice cream, peach cobbler, peach slush, peach parfaits, peach zip, peach berry split, peach sundaes, peach tea, peach almond delights, peach fruit bar, fresh peaches, as well as festival foods like BBQ and hot dogs. Visit the Peach Festival website for more info.

This is a 3D bird... so if you have your glasses handy, give it a try!

Purple Martin Cruises Begin!

Thursday July 5, 2012

Step aboard the Spirit of Lake Murray, the lake's premier dinner yacht, and be treated to an excellent dinner of roast beef, chicken breast, sides and dessert, as you sail around gorgeous Lake Murrary. When the sun begins to set, the boat will head for Bomb Island, so guests can watch the internationally known spectacle - jillions of purple martins coming in to roost for the night. Watch as the amazing clouds of birds swish and swoosh about the sky before settling into the trees. Bomb Island is home to the largest colony of purple martins in the world. Just $49 covers a 2 1/2 hour ride with dinner, soda and tea. For reservations, visit the Spirit of Lake Murray website.

Camp Chaverim: A Very Special Summer Camp!

Enrolling Now!

Summer camp is often the highlight of a child's year. Camp Chaverim programs have quality and safety as our foremost objectives. Challenging recreational activities encourage each camper's growth and development. Creative cultural programs culminate in the joyful celebration of Shabbat each week. At the same time, children do not have to be Jewish to attend: Camp Chaverim welcomes everyone regardless of race, religion, creed, or national origin. Friendships and experiences shared at Camp Chaverim have a positive impact that last a lifetime. Camp Chaverim: A complete summer camp experience! Visit the Jewish Community Center's webpage for more information! Camp Chaverim welcomes children of all faiths and backgrounds.

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

Sign up for an empowering tennis experience with LATA!!

Junior Team Tennis: Fall Registration Now!

Now - August 10, 2012

Do you know a young tennis player or tennis player wannabe? Lexington Area Tennis Association (LATA) is preparing for another great season of USA Junior Team Tennis! They play out of the Lexington County Tennis Complex and public facilities in Lexington County, with an emphasis on Fun, Fitness and Friends! The 2012 Fall season will begin September 21, 2012 and is open to players ages 6-17. Skill level from very beginner (QuickStart), beginner to advanced. Visit the LATA website for all the details!

Summer Camps: Are Your Kids Bored Already?

Here are some suggestions:
For a cultural adventure:

Camp Chaverim
For a Montessori experience, ages 3 - 6
Midlands Montessori School in Lexington
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 boys:
Mark Berson's Carolina Soccer Camps: ages 5 - 19
For your aspiring actor & director:

Town Theatre's Summer Camps: ages 5 - 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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