Are Grocery Store Co-ops the Solutions to “Food Deserts” in the Columbia Area –  Friday, June 16, 2017 from 12Noon – 1:15 PM at Palmetto Room, 930 Richland Street.  For reservations, please contact Sonya Chapman  at 803-733-1134 or email Or just show up if your schedule allows.

Mike Epps –  June 16-18, 2017 at the Comedy House, 2768 Decker Blvd. Columbia SC 29206. Mike Epps is everywhere doing everything, but he’s still stops by the Comedy House to make people laugh doing his stand-up comedy! Up close and personal with Mike! Get tickets:


2nd Annual Columbia’s Shrimp & Grits Fest – Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 6 PM – 10 PM at Columbia Conference Center, 169 Laurelhurst Ave, Columbia, South Carolina 29210. Many restaurants have shrimp and grits on their menu; most even claim theirs is the best. Now is the chance to find out who really has the best shrimp and grits! On Saturday, June 17th, area restaurants will compete in Columbia’s 2nd Shrimp & Grits Fest. One restaurant will be named “Columbia’s Best Shrimp & Grits” by a panel of judges. There will also be a winner in the “People’s Choice” division.

Tickets will include unlimited shrimp & grits samples from restaurant participants, music from Mark Rapp band, dancing, and more. Please visit

Youth and Homeless Awareness Charity Event – Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 11 AM – 4 PM at 2611 Grant St, Columbia, SC 29203-7089. We would love to have you and your family at the Youth and Homeless Awareness Charity Event. Please bring any items to donate (clothes, toiletries, non-perishables & small furniture items…some have recently moved into a home!!! YAY). By the way, for those of you who are looking for a shop to buy modern miami furniture, check out this website to see quality products with a great offer. If you have questions or want to participate, comment, inbox, or email #PEACE #R2Rpro #FREEevent


Mayor Benjamin to Host Annual Father’s Day Cookout – Sunday, June 18, 2017.  Celebrate Father’s Day with Mayor Steve Benjamin at the second annual Father’s Day Cookout on Sunday, June 18 from 3-7 p.m. at Pinehurst Park, 2300 Pinehurst Road. The event will feature a grilling competition, a family 3-on-3 basketball tournament and skills challenge, a chess/checkers tournament, inflatables, games and more!  The Father’s Day Cookout is free and open to the public. Guests can bring lawn chairs and blankets. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call the Parks & Recreation Department at 803-545-3100.

Anthony Hamilton, Tamar Braxton & Sir Charles Jones  – Sunday, June 18, 2017 from 7 PM – 11 PM at Colonial Life Arena, 801 Lincoln St, Columbia, South Carolina 29208. June 18 – A Father’s Day Celebration with Anthony Hamilton, Tamar Braxton-Herbert, Sir Charles Jones, comedian D.Elli$ Mr Entertainment hosted by Atlanta’s own Stanford MC Lightfoot. TIcket On-Sale Now!

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