Museum of Oz returns

COLUMBIA -- The South Carolina State Museum has transformed into the Museum of Oz, enhanced with even more exciting “Oz” events for the entire family all month. Guests will travel to Oz with daily showings of, The Wizard of Oz 4-D Experience, enjoy special OZ themed events all month long and adventure through the Magical Maze of Oz as they follow the Yellow Brick Road. Visit scmuseum.org to learn more.

Senior Games Oct. 15, 17

The City of Orangeburg Parks and Recreation Department will host the annual Senior Games at the Orangeburg County Council on Aging on Tuesday and Thursday, October 15 and 17, 2019.  Seniors 50 and older may stop by the Parks and Rec office, 367 Green Street, to register prior to September 20. Registration is $10 and includes a t-shirt. For more information, call 803-533-6020. 

Harlem Globetrotters coming to Columbia

COLUMBIA - The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring larger than life entertainers, will bring their ALL-NEW show, “Pushing the Limits” to Colonial Life Arena at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 3, 2020. Every show features a blend of hilarious hijinks and incredible basketball skills including ball handling, high flying dunks, and a new record-breaking attempt.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, October 16 and will be available online at harlemglobetrotters.com or ticketmaster.com and in person at the Lexington Medical Center Box Office inside Colonial Life Arena.

Golf tournament planned Oct. 17

The 33rd annual Chamber of Commerce's Golf Tournament presented by South State Bank will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Hillcrest Golf Course for members only. Check-in and lunch will be from noon to 1 p.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. For more information or to register, call 803-534-6821.

Boo at the Zoo begins Oct. 18

COLUMBIA -- Come out to Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens for its annual "Boo at the Zoo" spooktacular. Explore 13 wild nights of family-friendly fun October 18-30, brought to you by South Carolina Farm Bureau. Trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo, frolic in Frankenstein's Foam Zone and rock the night away at Mummy's Eeky Freaky Dance Party. "Boo at the Zoo" will take place each evening from 6 to 9 p.m. All tickets should be purchased in advance online at riverbanks.org.

Coin Show/Convention in Greenville

GREENVILLE -- The South Carolina Numismatic Association will hold the 47th annual Coin Show and Convention Oct. 25-27, at the Greenville Conference Center in Greenville. The show’s hours are 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. October 25 and 26 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on October 27.

Admission to the show and all convention programs is free. For more information, call 843-532-5089.

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'Dracula: Ballet with a Bite' returns

COLUMBIA -- The Columbia City Ballet will bring the favorite Halloween cult classic "Dracula: Ballet with a Bite," based on the novel by Bram Stoker, to the Koger Center on October 26-27 with a Gala on Thursday, Oct. 24. Visit ColumbiaCityBallet.com for information on reserving tickets.

Taste of Orangeburg Oct. 27

The Downtown Revitalization Association will be hosting the 23rd annual Taste of Orangeburg from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, on the Square in Downtown Orangeburg. If you are interested in becoming a vendor please contact the DORA office at 803-531-6186 or visit www.downtownorangeburg.com for an application.

Zoo sleepovers coming in November

COLUMBIA -- Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens will hold "Coastal Close Up Overnight" Nov. 2, 8 and 16.

Experience this all-new overnight adventure at Sea Lion Landing. Explore ocean life and aquatic habitats. Guests also will enjoy up-close animal encounters and a behind-the-scenes tour of Riverbanks' seal and sea lion habitat before heading to bed inside Sea Lion Landing. For more information or to reserve a spot, email education@riverbanks.org.

Miranda Lambert tour stops in Columbia Nov. 9

COLUMBIA -- Country singer Miranda Lambert is headed to the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, with her "Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars" tour. Special guests will include Maren Morris and Pistol Annies during the November 9, 2019 concert. Tickets are on sale now at livenation.com.

Concert to salute veterans

FORT JACKSON – The Fort Jackson 282nd Army Band will present a Veterans Day concert titled "Salute to Service." The concert will be held Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. at Shandon United Methodist Church, 3407 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 20205.

Salt-N-Pepa to headline new year's bash

COLUMBIA -- Famously Hot New Year is excited to host legendary hip-hop trailblazers, Salt-N-Pepa, as the headliner for this year's free celebration. The revolutionaries of rap will perform a free concert at Famously Hot New Year, South Carolina’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration, in downtown Columbia, S.C. on Dec. 31, 2019. The performance by the Grammy Award-winning pair will lead up to a midnight countdown and the biggest NYE fireworks display in the state.

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