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December 26 - January 1, 2008
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Through Thursday, January 15. "Christmas on the Potomac" Card Exhibit. The 2008 card exhibit, "Christmas on the Potomac," will feature Christmas cards from US presidents, from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush. Cards from University President Harris Pastides and, if available, US President-elect Barack Obama and Governor Mark Sanford,will also be on display. The cards are from the university library collections. Visit USC Library for more information.

Friday, December 26-Saturday, December 27. Christmas in Hopelands.
Each year the City of Aiken spreads holiday joy with a night-time journey though Hopelands Gardens lit by over 100,000 lights magically arranged in dazzling sculptures of the season. Holiday concerts add to the joy on the first eight evenings of the event starting at 7 p.m. Shuttle service from the Goodwill parking lot at 1400 Whiskey Road is available every night from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Call 803-642-7631 or visit the City of Aiken Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism at (803) 642-7631 for more information.

Friday, December 26-Sunday, December 28. Doo Doo Brown at the Comedy House.
His comedy is as unique as his name. You've seen the one and only Doo Doo Brown on Comic View, Apollo and as a famed member of the Bad Boyz of Comedy and now he is here in Columbia for a few nights only! Visit the Comedy House for more information.

Saturday, December 27-Wednesday, December 31 & Friday, January 2. All Day Skate.Head out to Plex where you can skate from 9 am - 6 pm for $15 (members) or $20 (non-members). Call 360-7300 or visit Plex Indoor Sports for more information.

Saturday, December 27. After Christmas Burn the Calories Hike. This 3 hour hike (9 am - noon) will surely get your new year off on the right foot. Visit Adventure Carolina for more information.

December 27, 29, 30, & 31. Star Lab "Winter Sky" Planetarium Shows. A wintery trip through the seasons, constellations and moon phases. $3 per person. For more information call (803)898-4921 or visit the SC State Museum.

Sunday, December 28. 5, 10, 20 Celebration!The Columbia Museum of Art joins other Columbia museums in celebrating their 10th Anniversary. This year, EdVenture Children's Museum celebrates its 5th anniversary and the South Carolina State Museum celebrates its 20th Anniversary. In conjunction with all museum celebrations in the Columbia area, members of each museum will receive free admission to the museums this Sunday! Please bring your membership card for free admission. Visit the Columbia Museum of Art for more information.

Monday, December 29-Wednesday, December 31. Winter Break Camp
. Warm up at Riverbanks as we escape the cold to visit the animals of the tropics during Winter Break Camp 2008! Join us as we journey from the rainforest to the savanna searching for the hottest critters around. Campers ages 6-10 will participate in activities that focus on how animals are adapted to survive in the world's hottest climates. Come shake off the winter blues with three fun-filled days packed with hands-on activities, live animal encounters, arts & crafts, zoo walks and tons of games! The Riverbanks winter camp program is designed and led by the same professional staff that oversees our summer and spring camp programs. Space is limited, so register in person, by mail, or online.

Tuesday, December 30. USC Basketball. Come out and support the men's and women's basketball teams as they continue their winning seasons! The men will take on Clemson at 7 pm and the women will take on Jacksonville at 3 pm. Both games are home and will be held at the Colonial Life Arena. Visit the Gamecocks Online for additional information.

Tuesday, December 30. Sew Divine: A Gathering of Crafters. Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your portable craft project and share some fun with fellow crafters! 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Southeast Regional branch and from 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Sandhills branch of the Richland County Public Library.

Complements of © 2008 Gardener Publications • Gardener Guides and Laura Jefferson Acquire Real Estate


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Ellie McIntire
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What a great list for your community. This should be a localism feature.

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Hi Laura! Great local post.

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Chip Jefferson
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Thank you. Most of my posts are for localism.

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