Stay Glassie!

Glassie Ladies in West Columbia is more than a showroom for glass art and purveyor of glass and glass supplies; it’s also a studio, where Stained Glass Artist Pat Formo Stone conducts her Stained, Mosaic and Fused Glass classes each week. Her manager, Jan Key, also teaches each class and is their resident Fused Glass expert! What’s…

Learning Something New

Historic Columbia 803.252.7742 historiccolumbia.org Historic Columbia is a non-profit organization that focuses on preserving Columbia’s wealth of historic properties and artifacts, and educating the public on local history. They offer year-round workshops geared towards helping citizens form a better understanding of the world around them in ways that are both entertaining and educational. Richland County Public…

SC’s Military History

From the colonial era to the present, South Carolinians have answered the call to military service and served our state and our country with honor and distinction. Learn more about South Carolina’s fascinating military history by visiting the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum! Founded in 1896, the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military…

Learning Something New

Let’s Cook Culinary  It’s always fun mastering new recipes! This culinary studio offers classes such as Tapas Friday, Couples Cooking and Heels After Five where Chef/Owner John Militello will guide you step by step through the each course. And don’t forget each class is BYOW— bring your own wine! City Yoga Classes at City Yoga…

Get to Know the Lake!

Interview with President + CEO of the Lake Murray Chamber of Commerce + lake enthusiast, Richard Peterson Most local residents know a little about Lake Murray – that it was created in 1930 to supply electrical power to the area by damming the Saluda River, that it’s beloved by the Purple Martins who nest there,…

8 Week Class :: Broadway Shows

Musical Theater is the greatest distinctly American contribution to the world of theater.  Arnold Bremen takes his class on an entertaining and historical 100-year tour of American Musical Theater with this eight-week series “Another Opening, Another Show: 100 Years of Broadway’s Greatest Musicals”.  From Cole Porter to Rogers and Hammerstein, Florenz Ziegfeld to George M….

Planning for Retirement: Your 401(k)

If you are thinking about retiring, getting close to retiring or recently retired, you’ll need to begin thinking about how to make the switch from living off of your paycheck to making the most of the money you’ve saved. 401(k) plans are the most popular type of retirement savings plans for employers in America. They…

South Carolina State Library’s Blind Services & Online Collections

3 Cool Things to Know About the South Carolina State Library Talking Book Services The South Carolina State Library’s Talking Book Services department provides reading materials to residents who are unable to use conventional print materials due to physical disabilities, visual impairment or blindness, temporary disabilities and physically-based reading disabilities. The department’s collection includes over…

Kazoos, Wildlife, Stars and Crafts

The Kazoobie Kazoo Factory Tour Experience Take your grandchild on a guided tour of the Kazoo Museum and Factory, where they will learn all about this unique musical instrument, and even have the opportunity to make their own kazoo at the end of the tour! Cost: $5 per person, children 3 and under free. Guided…

Columbia’s First Residents: The Congaree Indians

Written by Tom Elmore, Historian & Author November is celebrated nationwide as Native American month. While most people do not think of South Carolina when they think of the indigenous people of the United States, the fact is that there were four to five dozen Indian tribes living within the boundary of the modern Palmetto…