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Domestic Violence Town Hall, sponsored by Rep. Mia McLeod, S.C. House District 79. Moderated by Meaghan Norman, WIS-TV – Monday February 3rd  2014. Monday February 3, 2014. Ridge View High School Auditorium 4801 Hard Scrabble Rd, Columbia, SC 29229 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. To raise awareness about dating violence among teens. Did you know…one in 10 adolescents reports being a victim of physical violence by a boyfriend or girlfriend.


Ryde For The Kids  – Tuesday February 4th  2014. Participate in a class For The Kids. Proceeds to go to University of South Carolina Dance Marathon benefitting Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital.

Location: C Cycle Studio on Devine, 2604 Devine Street, Columbia, South Carolina.Time: Tuesday at 6:30pm until Wednesday at 7:15pm.

USC Dance Marathon at the University of South Carolina! (USCDM) is a student-led philanthropy that raises funds and awareness for Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. It is an annual 24-hour no-sitting, no-sleeping event where we celebrate our For The Kids (FTK) philosophy. For information please visit http://web.sa.sc.edu/dm/.

Remember everything we do is, FOR THE KIDS!

Columbia Speed NetworkingTuesday February 4th  2014. Tuesday 4, 2014 from 6:00pm-9:00pm at Seawell’s 1125 Rosewood Drive Columbia, SC 29201. Join the premiere Business Networking organizations in the Midlands for a night to network with the elite business professionals in our area!  Networking organizations across the Midlands are partnering with BNI to offer you this one-of-a-kind event. So, what is Speed Networking? It’s just like Speed Dating, only you’re talking business, and the “match” you’re trying to make is to help the other person connect with a potential client or strategic partner. For more info call 803.771.7385

Legends of 2014 Preview PartyTuesday February 4th  2014. Tuesday 4, 2014 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at KiKi’s Chicken & Waffles 110 Columbia Northeast Drive, Columbia, SC 29223. Join Us! Let’s celebrate Legends of 2014 upcoming concert, featuring Jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum, singer extraordinaire, Lalah Hathaway and the silky sounds of Jonathan Butler. Meet us at KiKi’s Chicken & Waffles, sample Columbia’s Best. There you can purchase, at special pricing, tickets in Grand Tier. This will be our offer to you, this night only. For more info contact 803-800-8446


Big Kid Science Fair – Thursday February 6th 2014. It is time to celebrate the STEM fields, not only in education, but the STEM facets that are within our leading businesses as well. South Carolina Science Academy is hosting a celebration…the Big Kid Science Fair!! Come prepared to expand your imaginations and witness the scientific innovations and STEM initiatives area businesses are using everyday to help SC run!!  With the engaging Science Gallery of the State Museum as the back-drop, come ready to enjoy an evening filled with fun, musical entertainment and STEM! Heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine will be included as well!

Your attendance at our Big Kid Science Fair and support of our school will help to cover the vital gaps in our funding, which inturn will provide our students with amazing educational opportunities they could not previously afford!!

For businesses who are interested in being a part. You have the opportunity to promote your organization’s relationship to both STEM and education in an innovative way. Big Kid Science Fair display tables can be reserved with a donation to the South Carolina Science Academy. This will secure your organization’s table, plus two tickets to the wonderful event!


Single $30.00

Couple $45.00

Science Fair Vendor: 200.00

Location: South Carolina State Museum – Science Gallery, 301 Gervais St., Columbia, SC from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Visit https://bigkidsciencefair.eventbrite.com/ for more details.

First Thursdays on Main – Thursday February 6th 2014. The Welcome to Main Street’s First Thursday.  First Thursdays on Main is Columbia’s monthly art crawl and streetfest hosted by the Main Street merchants on the first Thursday of every month from 6 to 10 pm. This event showcases the revitalized Main Street community and includes our merchants from the Capital to Town Hall.

Come out and enjoy! Free!!!

Location: Main Street. For more, visit firstthursdaysonmain.com.

Grapes & Gallery (Wine Bar Grand Open) – Thursday February 6th 2014. GRAND OPENING of wine bar Thursday, February 6th. Stop by and check out the new setup and enjoy a drink. The Grapes are joining the Gallery! After almost two years of offering artist-led painting sessions, Grapes and Gallery (1113 Taylor St. behind Mast General) is introducing a wine bar to complement the existing services. Patrons will be able to purchase wine and beer while painting in the art studio or while relaxing in the upstairs bar area or downstairs lounge. In addition, Grapes and Gallery will have expanded hours (11AM-9PM Monday-Saturday). Whether you paint or not, check out the selection of wines from around the world and local craft beers. Stop in for a drink and a snack, purchase art supplies and wine from the retail offering, paint on your own in the art studio, or sign up for one of the artist-led painting sessions. GRAPES AND GALLERY STILL PAINTS!

Location: 1113 Taylor Street, Columbia, SC from 5PM-9PM. For more information and to see the calendar of scheduled painting sessions, visit grapesandgallery.com or facebook.com/grapesandgallery.

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Sharon Sanders

Sharon Sanders is Co-Founder, Co-owner of the The MinorityEye. She is also a Digital Engagement Strategist and a Curator of information at The Minorityeye and the President of Clairvoyant, LLC which specializes in strategic communications and multimedia services. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Argosy University and she specializes in “Online Consumer Psychology.” Sharon provides companies with research and insight into the processes underlying consumer behavior in online environments…

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