Originally created 11/29/06

Events



SOUTH CAROLINA SPECIAL EVENTS

HOLIDAY LIGHTS ON THE RIVER: 6-9:30 p.m. through Dec. 31; Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road, Columbia; featuring more than 200 light displays; Nights of Wonder, Dec. 15-23: hayride, horse-drawn carriage rides, concessions, crafts; $10 per car, $20 per 15-passenger van, $35 per bus; (803) 731-5208, www.icrc.net

HOLIDAY TOUR OF HOMES: 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9; select homes in McCormick, S.C., will be open for viewing; sponsored by the McCormick Garden Club; $10 in advance, $12 at door on tour day; (864) 391-3775

NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION WILD TURKEY CENTER AND MUSEUM - Edgefield (803) 637-3106

LEGACY SCULPTURE AND GARDEN: Outdoor Education Center, two miles of hiking trails, wetlands habitat and a pavilion; self-guided tours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, guided group and weekend tours by appointment; www.nwtf.org

COLUMBIA MUSEUM OF ART - (803) 343-2216

HOURS: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays; 1-5 p.m. Sundays; closed Mondays, Tuesdays

ADMISSION FEES: $5 adults, $4 for 60 and older

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE PARK SERVICE - (803) 734-0156

RESERVATIONS FOR RENTAL FACILITIES: Camping reservations for coastal state parks should be made by telephone, mail or in person at least 14 days before occupancy dates for a minimum of four nights during the week or three nights on weekends. Call Edisto Beach, Hunting Island, Huntington Beach or Myrtle Beach state parks to make reservations; maximum stay on a campsite is 14 days; South Carolina State Parks System, 1205 Pendleton St., Columbia, SC 29201

STATE MUSEUM - Columbia (803) 898-4921

HOURS: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday

ADMISSION FEES: $5 adults, $3 ages 3-12, younger than 3 admitted free, $1 first Sunday of the month

FREE ADMISSION PROGRAM: Tuesday; South Carolina State Museum offers free admission to members of any museum support group

SPACE EXPLORATION: Ongoing exhibit focusing on the unmanned exploration of Mars

GEORGIA - SPECIAL EVENTS

HOLIDAYS IN OLDE LINCOLN TOWNE: Holidays Festival and Shopping Day, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday; downtown Lincolnton, Main and N. Peachtree streets; parade 3 p.m. Saturday; (706) 359-7970

GEORGIA AVIATION EXPO & CONFERENCE: 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8; 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9; Embassy Suites - Perimeter Center, 1030 Crown Pointe Parkway, Atlanta; advance individual registration $125; advance spouse/guest registration $65; (912) 247-0368, www.gata.aero

JARRELL PLANTATION STATE HISTORIC SITE - Juliette (478) 986-5172

HOURS: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2-5:30 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday; $4 adults, $3.50 ages 62 and older, $2.50 ages 6-18, free ages 5 and younger; group rates available, $2 students