Lexington/Columbia, S.C. Things to do October 12 - 18, 2012

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October 12 - 18, 2012

Meet between Carolina Wings and Gervais & VIne on Gervais St.!

Happy Hour History Tours of The Vista: Historic Columbia Foundation

Every Friday in October, 2012 | 5:30pm-7pm

Join Historic Columbia Foundation for a happy hour with a twist. Located just west of the heart of Columbia, the Vista is a thriving area for nightlife and shopping, but how did it grow to be the entertainment district it is today? Every Friday in October, HCF will host a guided walking tour of the Vista complete with cocktail and appetizer stops along the way to discuss the history and architecture of this historic district. Price for the tour includes appetizers and two beverages. All participants must be 21 years of age. The tour meets at 5:30 pm between the Gervais and Vine and Carolina Wings restaurants off Gervais Street. $20 for HCF members | $25 for non-members. For reservations, call 803.252.1770 ext. 24 or email reservations@historiccolumbia.org. Visit the Historic Columbia Foundation website for info.

Fall Heritage Festival & Pickin' Party

October 13, 2012 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

It’s the State Museum’s annual autumn tradition— the Fall Heritage Festival & Pickin’ Party! With mouth-watering barbecue on the menu and some of the best of South Carolina’s musical and traditional folk art talent, guests will enjoy a day filled with fall activities for the whole family—plus an evening event, Moonshine and Muscadines, highlighting more of South Carolina’s bountiful heritage. For more information, visit the State Museum's website.

Lake Carolina Wine and Food Festival

Saturday October 13, 2012

Lake Carolina's 10th Annual Wine & Food Festival is only a couple days away. Savor the flavors on Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 2pm - 5pm.

The festival kicks off at 8:00am with the Wine Glass 10K sponsored by Velocity Distance Project. Gates open for wine tastings and food samplings at 2:00pm with live music from "2 For the Road." We are excited to welcome three outstanding chefs to the food demonstration stage: Chef Bertrand Gilli (2:30pm), Chef Katherine Shavo of Columbia's Cooking! (3:15pm) and Chef Larry Platt of Let's Cook Culinary Studio (4:00pm).

Vendors for this year's festival include:
Cafe Caturra, Solstice Kitchen & Wine Bar, Earth Fare, Polliwogs, The Backyard Diner & Grille, Sweet~T Gourmet, Grape and Grains, Rex Goliath Wines, The Fresh Market, Republic National Distributing Company and Ben Arnold Beverage Company.

Browse artwork by The Blythewood Artist Guild and bid on special items at the Silent Auction including a Charleston getaway, an Oyster Roast for the whole family, a cooking class, rounds of golf, a trip to Disney and much more.

Leave the kids with Jeep Rogers YMCA for a "Parents Day Out" for just $10. Call (803) 451-8439 for reservations.

Proceeds from the 2012 Wine & Food Festival benefit Children's Charities of the Midlands, a non-profit corporation formed specifically to raise funds and contributions primarily for the betterment and improvement of the health, welfare and education of children and youth in the South Carolina community.

Visit LakeCarolinaWineandFood.com for tickets and information.

Moonshine & Muscadines: SC State Museum

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 6 – 9 p.m.

Join the State Museum for an exciting new adult evening that explores South Carolina’s heritage of moonshining and muscadine wine.

  • • Samples of hand-spirited, un-aged corn whiskey from the Dark Corner Distillery of Greenville, the state’s first legal “moonshine” micro-distillery.
  • • Tastings of fine South Carolina wine from Hyman Vineyards of Conway and Palmetto Pickup Wines from Cowpens.
  • • Light refreshments featuring Cabot Cheese and more.
  • • Music by Bare Knuckle Champions, whose energetic Celtic bluegrass rock will provide the perfect backdrop for an evening of unique libations.

Ticket prices are $25 general public, $20 members of the State Museum. For more information, visit the SC State Museum website, or to register by phone call 803-898-4999.

Halloween Open House: Belladonna's

Saturday October 13, 2012

Looking for a way to kick off your Halloween fun? Join us on Saturday, October 13th for our Halloween Open House at the shoppe~ cookies, trick-or-treat for the kids (the grown ones too!), readings, chair massage, reiki, and specials throughout the shoppe all day long! Meet a lot of the teachers offering classes and healing work out of the shoppe! Jen's friend Gen will be in with her beautiful photography too! She also offers classes! Help us get in the spirit! ALL HALLOWEEN MERCHANDISE IS 20% OFF ALL MONTH LONG!! Visit Belladonna's website for more info!

Circle H Builders Home Preview Party: You're Invited! Cobblestone Park

Sunday October 14, 2012 2pm-4pm

Randy and Deborah Humphries of Circle H Builders invite you to tour their newly constructed home in Cobblestone Park (Blythewood) this Sunday from 2pm - 4pm. Enjoy food, drinks and live jazz all within the setting of this beautiful Blythewood home. 110 High Point Drive, Cobblestone Park. Let Cobblestone gate guard know you're attending the party! Click for contact info.

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