By Janet Prince
Spring time is my favorite time of year! I love the longer days (don’t forget to change your clocks on March 10!), the grass turning green, the flowers starting to bloom, and all the leaves coming back on the trees. Another way to know that Spring is on the Horizon in Columbia is when you start hearing about all the fun things you can do on the weekend. Whether it’s a hobby you enjoy or a fundraiser for charities in our area, Columbia is full of great things.
I thought I would share with you some of the great things on the horizon for you to consider doing in our community. I have attended or participated in many of these activities before, and many of these activities I had no idea about but am now intrigued. Remember, this is just a sampling of events from our immediate area, but you can always go online and find many, many more.
I hope you will get out and enjoy some of these with your family or your best friends!
The Craftsmen’s Spring Classic Art & Craft Festival, March 1 – 3 at the SC State Fairgrounds. (www.crafshow.com)
Lexington Medical Center Foundation “Aim for Clarity” Sporting Clay Tournament, March 9 at Palmetto State Armory course in Swansea. For more information contact Beth Wingard at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rock Horry Picture Show Festival, Friday, March 15, 6:00 p.m. at the Historic Columbia Speedway.
St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Five Points, March 16, 2019.
Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic, March 22-24 at the SC State Fairgrounds. (email@example.com)
GFWC Jr. Woman’s Club of Columbia “Baubles & Bubbles” Brunch, March 23 from 11am – 2pm at the Sims Stackhouse Mansion, 1511 Laurel Street…more information on the Junior Woman’s Club of Columbia Facebook page.
GFWC Lexington Woman’s Club 35th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, March 25 at the Country Club of Lexington…more information on the Lexington Woman’s Club Facebook page.
Spring Arts & Craft Show, March 30, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Lexington Middle School.
River Rocks 2019 by the Congaree Riverkeeper, April 13, noon – 8:00 p.m., at the Congaree River near Founder’s Park, 555 Williams Street, Columbia.
“Hippie Fest,” April 20 at the Historic Columbia Speedway in Cayce.
Lexington Medical Center Foundation McDaniel’s Golf Classic “Campaign for Clarity” Gala, April 24 and 26 at the Columbia Metro Convention Center. For more information LMCFoundation@lexhealth.org
GFWC Chapin Woman’s Club Fabulous Flamingo Fling, April 26 at the Timberlake Clubhouse. For more information visit www.chapinwomansclub.com
GFWC Woman’s Club of Cayce “Hot Flash 5K at Timmerman Trail, May 4. Signup at www.StrictlyRunning.com or visit the Woman’s Club of Cayce Facebook page.
GFWC Celebrating “Tote-ally” Amazing Women at the Sims Stackhouse Mansion, May 11, 10:00 a.m. – noon at 1511 Laurel Street. Tickets are just $10 and can be purchased at the door.
Lexington Wine Walk, May 11, 6:00 p.m. at the Icehouse Amphitheater.
Lexington Medical Center 2019 Governor’s Cup Road Race, May 17-18, ½ marathon, 5K run/walk, Main Street Mile, Kid’s 1-Mile Run. For more information visit firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember this is just a sampling of fun things to plan and do this spring. Get out and enjoy yourselves!