Jul 20, 2018 8:30 AM

Augsburg Fortress looks forward to seeing you in Columbia, South Carolina at our FREE Summer Music Clinic!  This summer, join hundreds of other church musicians in exploring fresh and innovative ways to enliven music in worship.Summer Music Clinics are designed for everyone involved in creating and planning music for worship. Clinicians Wayne Wold and Zebulon Highben will lead a variety of workshops, including “500 Years of Singing-Exploring the Lutheran and Reformed Choral Traditions” (Highben) and “Priceless Treasure: Hymns and Songs in Parish Life” (Wold) along with choral, keyboard, children’s, and handbell (Ron Davis) reading sessions. Connect with other church musicians while previewing new seasonal music, discover ways to refresh worship with new resources, and join other musicians and the community for a hymn festival. Day One 8:30 – 9:00 Check-in, Registration for walk-ins. 9:00 -11:00 Handbells - Ron Davis 11:15 – 12:15 Children’s Music Workshop – Highben 12:15-1:30 Lunch on your own 1:30 – 3:00 Keyboard Repertoire – Wold 3:00 - 3:15 –Break 3:15 – 4:30   Workshop: Priceless Treasures: Hymns and Songs in Parish Life -  Wold               4:30 – 5:45 B.  Workshop: 500 Years of Singing - Highben 5:45 – 7:00 – Dinner on your own 7:00 – Hymn Festival: Seasons of the Son with Wayne Wold and Zebulon Highben  Day Two 8:30 – 9:00 Check-in or Registration for walk-ins for those who did not attend Day one 9:00 – 10:15 Treasures From the File Cabinet – Wold & Highben             10:15 – 10:30 – Break 10:30 – 12:00 –  Choral Session I – Highben 12:00 – 1:30 Lunch on your own 1:30 – 3:00 Choral II – Highben 500 Years of Singing: Exploring the Lutheran and Reformed Choral Traditions - Zebulon Highben Martin Luther and his colleagues famously created the German chorales and established a prominent place for vernacular hymns in their worship orders of 1523 and 1526. But Luther also loved choral singing, and a robust repertoire of choral music developed contemporaneously with the chorales. The Reformed tradition is known for its treasury of metrical psalmody, which also gave rise to a rich legacy of choral works. But what exactly are these choral traditions? What are their musical, textual, and liturgical parameters? How did they influence each other? Using repertoire from the new Augsburg Chorale Book and its sister volumes, this session will answer these questions and highlight the various streams of Lutheran and Reformed choral music, from the sixteenth century to the present day. Priceless Treasures: Hymns and Songs in Parish Life - Wayne Wold  In addition to presenting ideas about using hymns creatively in worship, Wold will discuss other areas of parish life—rehearsals, meetings, education, fellowship and outreach events, publications and public relations, and more—where hymns and hymn-singing can be enriching and meaningful tools for spiritual formation, community-building, and memory-making. Hymn Festival: Seasons of the Son A program of readings, prayers, and hymns/songs from many times and places that explore and celebrate the richness of the Church Year.

Jun 30, 2018 1:00 PM

  Please join us for the SouthEast Crab Feast event this summer in Columbia, SC.  This event offers the Low Country Coastal Heritage of outdoor cooking of fresh seafood.  This highly anticipated event will offer ALL YOU CAN EAT fresh Blue Crabs, one side of Fish & Chips, Snow Crab Legs Platter (Optional), Music and a Family Friendly Environment for the entire family.  This event historically sells out early every year therefore we recommend that you secure your tickets ASAP.  All advance ticket purchases will be held in the buyers name to redeem at Will Call on the day of the event.  The buyer will need a valid ID to claim their tickets.  Limited seating will be available on a first come first serve basis.  You are welcome to bring your own chair and/or table to assure you have seating accommodations.  SouthEast Crab Feast seafood is seasoned heavy to a great taste however you are welcome to bring your own personal condiments such as dipping sauces, special seasoning and/or crab mallet.  SouthEast Crab Feast DO NOT allow guest to bring large coolers, beverages or large bags into the event.  Soda and bottle water will be on sale. Finally, all ticket sales are final. The ticket buyer agrees that all ticket holders are not allergic to seafood and hold harmless SouthEast Crab Feast for any allergic reaction. Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any additional questions.  

Oct 06, 2018 10:00 AM

The Beautiful Awakened Daughters Summit is an unforgettable, interactive day of transformation and healing for girls who are growing up with an unattached, unavailable, absent father or flawed father-relationship.   Girls, ages 13-17, from area schools, churches and organizations will be invited to spend a day engaging in interactive workshops/activities.  Based on our groundbreaking work, “The Journey to Being Process™”, attendees will  participate in a transformative curriculum, engage in open panel discussions and listen to powerful speakers.   The girls will also partake in a special ceremony entitled, “The Love Experience.” The Love Experience is an inspirational and heart touching ceremony that will inspire the girls to take the Vow 2 Love, which is a pledge love themselves unconditionally and to live love as a lifestyle.  Girls will be encouraged to never forget who they are and know that they are love, loved, lovable. Combining interactive activities, music, food and some great speakers, this event is sure to transform these daughters into extraordinary young women.  To conclude this life changing event, lunch will be provided and the girls will delight in a special session with a national beauty consultant and learn have fun with some amazing products they can take home.   Each girl will also receive a Swag Bag fill with great items to take home.  The Beautiful Awakened Daughters Summit is committed to helping girls transform into extraordinary young women.

Jul 28, 2018 7:00 PM

Determined to bring the love back, R&B artist Mista Roe is embarking on his inaugural, independent 37 city, 22 state national tour. It begins May 31, 2018 in Arlington, TX and concludes Aug 18, 2018 in New York, NY. The Bees and Birds Tour will feature live performances from Mista Roe, Sia Amun, El DeBarge Jr., Samoht, Ricky Latt and several multi platinum artists, and other celebrity guests at each of the 37 concert stops. The Bees and Birds Tour will be hosted by “Comedian Hot Topic”. He will keep you engaged with laughter between acts. Of course we can't leave out Mista Roe's official Dj, the legendary "Dj Doc Cooley". He's gonna get it done on the wheels of steel. A camera crew will be filming every angle of the tour for a major tv network. Due to confidentiality, we're unable to discuss the network details at this time, but hey... HERE'S A CHANCE FOR YOU TO BE ON TV!!! We're looking for the biggest R&B fans... The biggest MISTA ROE fans, and we KNOW you're out there. Mista Roe will use this tour to fulfill social responsibility by giving to a worthy cause. A portion of the proceeds from every ticket sold for the Bees and Birds Tour will be donated to the American Cancer Society and also to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The tour dates are expected to sell out... Get your tickets NOW! The Bees and Birds tour is about restoring love and promoting more love in our communities. It's about setting the bar high. There's an issue outside our front door, and raising awareness to it is only one part of it. Music is an integral part, and greatly impacts what flows into society. The right music helps us to love in spite of. We are looking forward to making an appearance in your city and the surrounding areas, and we're ready to make an impact on all of the great people just like you, with a great concert experience. What better way to do that, than to bring you a music event of this magnitude?

Aug 25, 2018 12:00 PM

The Taco Crawl is here Columbia! Come stroll through The Vista eating the BEST taco's, enjoying exclusive margarita, tequila, and beer specials. Let's taco about a party!! Your General Admission Ticket Includes: (Must have wristband) •4 Complimentary Tacos (Tabs to exchange for tacos) •Taco Crawl Koozie •Exclusive drink specials at every stop. (Margs, Beer, and Tequila) •The Taco Crawl Signature Crawl Map •Professional photographer on site •Party Stops to dance off the tacos & margaritas VIP Ticket Includes (Must have VIP wristband) •Signature Taco Crawl T-Shirt •5 Complimentary tacos •Early registration starting at 11am (extra hour of crawling) •Taco Crawl Koozie •Exclusive drink specials at every stop. (Margs, Beer, and Tequila) •The Taco Crawl Signature Crawl Map •Professional photographer on site •Party Stops to dance off the tacos & margaritas Participating Taco Spots: Sure Fire Tacos Tin Lizzy's Columbia Carolina Ale House - Vista Vista Union The Woody in the Vista Liberty Tap Room Columbia Wild Wing Cafe *More to come* You also will be provided a voting survey for: •Best Tasting Taco •Best Margarita FAQ: How do we get our tacos? - Your wristband will have tabs on it. You'll need to tear off the tabs in exchange for the taco in the private taco crawl area. How do we get our drink specials? -Show your wristband prior to ordering. Guided or Free Flowing? This is a free flowing event with 5+ restaurants serving delicious tacos & drink specials. This is a 21+ as we'll have exclusive party stops as well. Do I have to go to all the stops? No! We'll share the map in advance of what signature tacos are offered, what drink specials, and more. You can pick which ones you like. All within walking distance. What is this crawl like? Imagine Cinco De Mayo x 3 but with Taco's. Food Crawl meets bar crawl that end up in an epic Cinco De Mayo party. Is this event 21+? Yes. Advice: If you are coming in large groups, it may be difficult for you to get tables for anything 4+ without a wait. Please be flexible and order at the bar, grab a drink, and get your taco. Have fun, grab a drink, and let's get Taco'd! This is a rain or shine event! VIP Ticket includes our awesome Taco Crawl T-shirt (pictured below) as well as an additional taco ticket for all you taco lovers!! Sizes included: Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL, 3XL (Sizes are unisex and run large)

Aug 11, 2018 10:00 AM

The Sistahs in Business Expo will be making the 3rd stop of its 2018 tour on Saturday, August 11th in Columbia, SC from 10am to 5pm at the Medallion Conference Center. Our keynote Speaker is legendary actress, philanthropist, and entrepreneur Vivica Fox.  She'll also be conducting a book signing for her new book, Everyday I'm Hustling.  With over 60 vendors, our signature Super Power panel, and a host of other greatness in the room, this is the one event that you do NOT want to miss.   ​Check out the short recap video of our launch event in Newark, NJ on April 14th.  Over 700 attendees enjoyed an amazing day of inspiration, networking, sales, and empowerment.   Event Details: Doors will open at 10am. The first 250 attendees will receive a VIP gift bag.   Attendees will receive a complimentary Black Enterprise Digital Magazine Subscription.   For groups of 10 or more, please contact us for group rates at [email protected] Media/press, bloggers, and persons interested in sponsorship opportunities should contact us at [email protected]

Nov 27, 2018 10:00 AM

We invite all meeting and events planners in the Columbia area to attend the Luxury Meetings Showcase. Space is limited so register now to reserve your spot for this complimentary luncheon and showcase. AGENDA 10:00am - 10:30am    Casual networking between Planners & Hoteliers enjoyed over a light breakfast.  10:30am - 1:00pm    Speed Meetings™ between Meeting Buyers, Luxury Hoteliers & Suppliers. 1:00pm - 2:00pm    Join our host, Jacob Ahrens, for a 3-course gourmet plated lunch, while enjoying some light humor and game in which each attending luxury hotel will be giving away a prize ranging from gift baskets to certificates for multiple nights stays.  2:00pm    Group Departure and Optional Site Inspection of Host Hotel.

Jun 23, 2018 10:00 AM

Come learn how to start your own home based business through affordable and practical methods and take advantage of MAJOR tax breaks!!

Jul 14, 2018 1:00 PM

You and your family are invited to a Sun Devil Send-Off, an annual tradition that welcomes incoming ASU students and their families to the Sun Devil family. Hosted by the ASU Alumni South Carolina Club, this Sun Devil Send-Off is a great chance to meet other local students coming to ASU in the fall, ask questions of ASU alumni and staff, and most of all, have fun in a casual environment to celebrate your next step into your lifelong ASU experience. Sun Devil Send-Offs are free of charge and refreshments will be provided. Please click the "register" button to RSVP by July 9. We look forward to meeting you! The full address of the home will be on your email confirmation. Questions: Contact Sher Downing at [email protected] By registering for this event, I give permission for ASU staff and volunteers to take and use for any purpose photography and/or videography of me and my family before, during and after the event. The photographs and videotapes will remain the property of ASU. 

Jul 30, 2018 9:00 AM

*$100 off Early Bird pricing! Use code EBC at checkout through June 10.* In this two-day course, you’ll gain an understanding of the role of the Scrum Master in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) enterprise, taught by a SAFe Silver Partner and an instructor with real world experience as an Agile Coach, Release Train Engineer, Development Team Member, and Scrum Master within multiple SAFe implementations at Intel Corporation.  Unlike traditional Scrum Master training that focuses on the fundamentals of team-level Scrum, the SAFe Scrum Master course explores the role of Scrum in the context of the entire enterprise, and prepares you to successfully plan and execute the Program Increment (PI), the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization. This includes learning the key components of scaled Agile development, how Scrum is facilitated throughout the enterprise, and how to execute iteration planning. You’ll also discover how to build high performing Agile teams by becoming a servant leader and coach, and how to coach those teams to deliver the maximum business value that is achievable through SAFe. The SSM certification signifies that you are prepared to perform the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe environment, increasing your value to teams and organizations that are implementing SAFe.  In this course you will: Identify the key components of Agile development Identify the key elements of Scrum Explore Scrum in the context of a SAFe enterprise Describe the roles and responsibilities of the Scrum Master Identify the characteristics of an effective Scrum Master Experience PI planning and explore how to facilitate this event Experience a complete iteration Explore how to facilitate iteration planning, backlog refinement, team and system demos, and the iteration retrospective Identify ways to track iteration progress and foster collaboration and synchronization between the teams in the program Explore improvement at the Program level with the Inspect and Adapt workshop Identify the characteristics of a servant leader Experience coaching with powerful questions Identify ways to facilitate better meetings, foster team member collaboration, and manage conflicts Attendees typically include: New or existing Scrum Masters, Team Leads, Release Train Engineers. This course is intended for people new to the role of the Scrum Master, or people wanting to better understand the role and how it fits in a SAFe enterprise. Every Participant Will Receive: Light breakfast and coffee Catered lunch Afternoon snacks Printed training materials The Scrum Master Certification exam for SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) to be taken at your convenience  Eligibility to apply for 15 PDUs to help maintain certifications such as PMP, PgMP Eligibility to apply for 15 Scrum Alliance SEUs (Category C) upon completion of the course Instructor: Darcy Kruse spent the last half decade as an Agile & Lean Coach at Intel where she launched Intel's first eight SAFe agile release trains, and later helped scale the organization up to nearly 30 agile release trains. In addition to being an agile coach, she also worked in the SAFe system as a Release Train Engineer and Scrum Master. She has also been a Team Member on a scrum team in a Product Development Engineer role. She has taught scrum classes to employees of the State of California, HP, and Blue Shield of California. Darcy holds a graduate degree in Physics. She will share her real world experiences with implementing, continuously improving, and sustaining multiple Scaled Agile Framework implementations in this SAFe class. Cancelation policy: Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made more than 30 days from the start of the course. For cancellations less than 30 days prior to course start, registrants may contact us to change their registration to another offering.  Notice: If you are booking travel please be sure to book refundable tickets. If 4 or more students do not register for the course, the course will be canceled and you will be notified of cancellation at least 2 weeks prior to class. Sprint Ahead will not be responsible for any canceled airline or hotel reservations. For group rates, on-site intact training or any questions contact [email protected] See our other SAFe certification and training offerings.

Sep 20, 2018 8:30 AM

IXL Live brings a wealth of strategies and insights straight to you—all in one fun and convenient half-day session! This hands-on workshop will take you on a deep dive through the most important parts of IXL (including brand-new areas like the Continuous Diagnostic). You’ll explore practical, powerful ways to use IXL’s curriculum and analytics to solve the challenges in your unique classroom. This event is highly interactive and limited to 50 participants so we can offer personalized attention to each attendee. You’ll be led by an experienced IXL Professional Learning Specialist and discover and share ideas with other educators in your community. Everyone will walk away feeling challenged, rewarded, and confident in their newfound expertise. Additional benefits include: You’ll return to your school/district with an abundance of new knowledge to share (and have the certificate to prove it). All these insights and ideas require some processing power, so we’ll provide snacks and coffee to fuel your day. Every attendee will receive exclusive IXL swag! Complimentary parking is available at the Holiday Inn Columbia Airport. Need more info or have questions? Visit www.ixllive.com, or email us at [email protected]! You can also contact us via phone at 650-436-5529.

Apr 20, 2019 12:00 PM

Hippie Fest is the grooviest festival of the year! Featuring one-of-a-kind artists and vendors, local goods, bohemian shopping, live music, cirque performers, drum circle, DIY tie-dye, sideshow acts, food trucks and more! All ages welcome. Fun for the whole family! Event Date:Saturday April 20 & Sunday April 21, 2019 Festival Hours:Noon - 7pm Location:Historic Columbia Speedway2001 Charleston Hwy, Cayce, SC 29033Admission:Saturday Admission - $10Sunday Admission - $10Two Day Pass - $15Two Day Pass with onsite camping Sat night - $35Kids 3 & under free!Tickets must be reserved online in advance through Eventbrite.Vendor Registration:Find vendor info and the online registration form at HippieFest.org/Vendor-Registration.Vendor Registration Fee:Saturday April 20Single Space (10' x 10') - $85Double Space (10' x 20') - $130Food Vendor Fee - $150Sunday April 21Single Space (10' x 10') - $65Double Space (10' x 20') - $110Food Vendor Fee - $125Camping Info:On-site camping is available for the night of Saturday April 20, 2018. A separate camping ticket is required for each person camping. Primitive camping only. No water or electric hook-ups. Restrooms are standard porta-johns. Tents, campers, and RVs permitted. No outside alcohol. Fires in communal fire pit only. Charcoal grills okay. All festival tickets, including tickets for camping, must be reserved in advance. Hippie Car Show Registration:Do you or someone you know own a vintage Volkswagen or hippie bus? We want you to be part of the hippie car show at Hippie Fest! Free to participate. Fun prize categories and trophies for winners. More info at HippieFest.org/Car-Show. May the grooviest ride win!Note: Hippie Fest is a rain or shine event. Ticket and vendor registration fees are non-refundable. Participant assume all risk and liability associated with participating in the event and release Hippie Fest, its organizers, and the venue from all liability for injury and/or property damage that may result.FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:Details vary for each festival date / location. Please check details for each festival. Can tickets be purchased at the gate? Tickets are sold in advance to plan for traffic, parking, and safety protocols. Tickets must be purchased online and cannot be purchased at the gate. Does each person camping need a camping pass?Yes, each person camping at the festival site needs a separate camping pass. Cost is $35 per person, which includes festival admission and camping on Saturday night. Guests not interested in camping can purchase tickets without a camping pass. Is this a pet friendly event? Dogs are welcome if dressed as a hippie :) Please clean up after your pooch. When can guests arrive? Gates open at noon on Saturday April 20. Guests will be admitted after gates open.What are the festival hours?Festival hours are NOON - 7pm Saturday April 20 & NOON - 7pm Sunday April 21. Must have camping pass to be on premises after 7pm on Saturday evening. Are coolers allowed?Coolers are permitted in the camping area only. Do not bring outside food or beverages if you are not camping. Outside alcohol is not permitted.How much are kids tickets? Kids ages 3 and under are free and do not need tickets. Anyone else needs their own admission ticket or camping pass. How do I sign up to become a vendor?Vendor information and the online registration form can be found at HippieFest.org/Vendor-RegistrationAre there water or electric hookups for my RV/camper?Onsite camping is primitive/group camping. There are no water/electric hookups or separate campsites. Fires in communal fire areas only. Restrooms are standard porta-johns. Charcoal grills are permitted.Can I bring a lawn chair?Yes, lawn chairs are encouraged :) Relax and enjoy the groovy entertainment!Have other questions?Please email [email protected] We look forward to hearing from you!