June 1-2, 2013 FREE: South Carolina Day of Civic Hacking

There’s tons of public information out there – learn how to find and use it! Join IT-ology, the Richland Library, the Columbia Museum of Art and the Children’s Museum for a day of free food, fun, and classes that will help you access the information you need.







May 26: FREE Memorial Day Concert

Looking for a fun and FREE way to celebrate Memorial Day?

The Palmetto Concert Band of USC is holding a free concert on Sunday, May 26 at 4 pm at the Koger Center (1051 Greene St.)! See here for more details or call 803-777-4278.

Restaurant Reviews VELLA’S


At first glance i could tell Vella’s on Knox Abbot was going to be the place to dine any night for me. Upon walking in i was greeted by a fantastic atmosphere and general cleanliness. The staff at Vella’s seemed happy and eager to help. The aroma  coming from the kitchen was quite intoxicating and i knew i was ready to eat. Vella’s has a full menu from salad to steak and even appetizer’s. The friendly wait staff came quickly and i ordered a prime rib sandwich and a drink. The waitress was very quick to bring my order. At first glance the prime rib sandwich made me mouth salivate. I took my first bite and it practically melted in my mouth. The texture of the food was fantastic and the taste was out of this world. I totally loved it! I plan on eating at Vella’s weekly now probably on monday’s after the cola guide meeting. Finally i would like to say that me and Vella’s are now definitely TASTE BUD’S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


829 Knox Abbott Dr  Cayce, SC 29033
(803) 796-4629

MAY 17-19: SC Book Festival

The South Carolina Book Festival is coming up this weekend, May 17-19 at the Columbia Metro Convention Center (1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC 29201). The weekend activities feature award-winning authors discussing their works and other interesting literary topics. Book signings by featured authors take place in  the Exhibit Hall. More than 100 exhibitors set up their booth spaces where you can shop all weekend long for that special literary treat.  An Antiquarian Book Fair is located within the Exhibit Hall featuring rare and collectable books– go to scbookfestival.org for all the details!

Admission is FREE to events Saturday & Sunday! Go here for a look at the schedule.If you’re interested in volunteering, find more information here!

May 11: Rosewood Crawfish Festival & Eau Claire Fest

There are lots of fun events coming up in Columbia this weekend! Check these out:

The Rosewood Crawfish festival is this Saturday, May 11 from 11a-8p on Rosewood Drive. Admission is $12 at the event, $9 in advance.

POUNDS of boiled crawfish, other food vendors with delicious cajun food, art vendors, and live music!

Go to http://rosewoodcrawfishfest.com/ for more information!

Come celebrate Eau Claire’s history with the Eau Claire fest! There will be a parade starting at 11:11 am, followed by lots of live music, vendors, and delicious food! And it’s free admission!

Check out their facebook page for more details: http://www.facebook.com/EauClaireFest