While the weather outside is still trying to figure itself out, the holiday season in the Midlands is warming up. From holiday parades to tree lightings, craft fairs and more – expect to find many opportunities to make holiday...
Winter Break will be here before you know it, which means it's time to start thinking about how your children will be spending the days while they're out of school! Whether you need to finish your holiday shopping for...
With Halloween now in the past and the cooler weather coming in, Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Below are some local events leading up to turkey day! Please note – While we make every effort to crosscheck current links...
November in Columbia is full of fun – from storytimes, art activities, puppet shows, festivals, and more! Get out your calendars and make a note of all there is to do. Don’t forget to check out our other local guides...
Columbia, capital of our beloved state, is a city that is home to 755,000 people and boasts more than 170 foreign-affiliated companies. In addition, Columbia is home to many military families who have traveled all over the globe, as...
It's officially that time of year! The South Carolina State Fair, a local family favorite, returns October 11-22 to the Capital City! While there is lots to see and do, there's always the challenge of how to best tackle...
It's FALL Y'ALL! It's the most wonderful time of the year (in my opinion anyway). My love for autumn goes well beyond the #basic obsession with pumpkin spice lattes and fuzzy boots. I grew up in southern Florida where we only...
Princess Diana: Accredited Access Exhibition takes you on a journey through Princess Diana’s life and legacy from a perspective you’ve never heard before – hers. For the first time in his career, her favorite Official Royal Photographer and trusted...
Every September and October I have the same good intentions. The following conversation takes place in my head every year and goes a little bit like this... I say to myself, "Self? This is the year that we are going...
My husband and I have been longtime fans of Butterkreme Queen Bakery, and we were so excited when we learned that the Butterkreme Queen herself, Jackie Bradley, was opening a bakery nearby. After loyally following her from farmers market...
My son was born in early June. Perfect timing, truly. I didn't have to endure too many days feeling like a cooked whale, and school had just let out, so it seemed like an intelligent time to duck out...
Fall is upon us, which means it's … Halloween time! Check out the great events that the Columbia area has to offer below! From haunted houses to trunk or treats, corn mazes and more – there’s something for everyone! Deceased...
With fall just around the corner, I'm pulling out all my fleece sweatshirts and flannels. I already had my first pumpkin spice latte! Speaking of pumpkins, it's time for some family fun pumpkin patches. Here's a list of some...
There's definitely no shortage of things to do in the Midlands to cool off during the hot summer months. We've got Lake Murray and Lake Wateree nearby, splash pads, pools, and a handful of air-conditioned kid-friendly spaces. But sometimes...
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3 Reasons to Visit All Thirteen Richland Library Locations

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Columbia has many family entertainment options, including Riverbanks Zoo, trampoline parks, bowling alleys, and museums. Libraries are sometimes an overlooked source of entertainment, but...

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