The 29th Annual Carolina Clemson Blood Drive—a tiebreaker year for the competition with both schools securing 14 blood drive wins each—will be held Monday through Friday, Nov. 18-22, on both school campuses. All University of South Carolina and Clemson University students, faculty, staff, alumni, and fans are encouraged to participate.
The Carolina Clemson Blood Drive is held annually the week before the Carolina Clemson football game. The drive comes at the start of the holiday season when the blood supply typically weakens. Over the past 28 years of competition, the universities have collected more than 90,000 units of blood, potentially saving more than 270,000 lives.
The 2012 event was a very close competition, with a total of 7,189 donors presenting to give blood, 3,655 for Carolina and 3,534 for Clemson.
Donations may be made at the following:
Monday, Nov. 18:
Tuesday, Nov. 19 (USC Alumni Day):
Wednesday, Nov. 20:
Thursday, Nov. 21:
Friday, Nov. 22:
All presenting blood donors at the University of South Carolina will receive a commemorative blood drive T-shirt and a variety of free food. The coveted blood drive trophy will be awarded to the winning team at the game on Nov. 30 at Williams Brice Stadium in Columbia.
Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. The American Red Cross South Carolina Blood Services Region provides lifesaving blood to patients in 54 hospitals. Approximately 500 people need to give blood or platelets each week day to meet hospital demand.
Blood can be safely donated every 56 days. Most healthy people age 17 and older, or 16 with parental consent, who weigh at least 110 pounds, are eligible to donate blood and platelets. Donors who are 18 and younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements.
FREE for Musicians and COR Members. $20 for non-members or become a member of COR at door for $60.
First Thursday is Columbia’s monthly art crawl and streetfest hosted by the Main Street merchants on the first Thursday of every month. This event showcases the revitalized Main Street community and includes our merchants from the Capital to City Hall.
Learn more here.
FREE show from the Mustache Brothers to help raise money for the Congaree Riverkeeper.
$1 from the purchase of any beverage goes to support the Congaree Riverkeeper's ongoing mission to protect and improve water quality, wildlife habitat, and recreation on our three rivers through advocacy, education, and enforcement of environmental laws.
Friday, September 5 - Centennial Kickoff Party on the Congaree with Tokyo Joe
Time: 6:00 – 10:00 pm (Gates Open at 5:30)
Location: Guignard Brick Works, 100 Granby Crossing (just over the Blossom Street Bridge)
Headline Band: Tokyo Joe
Listen to live local bands and enjoy delicious food and drinks, available for purchase, from many local food vendors while you overlook the beautiful Congaree River. Bring your chairs and blankets, but please no coolers! Additional parking will be available around Brookland – Cayce High School. Free trolley rides will be available to take visitors from the parking area to Brickworks and back throughout the evening.
Saturday, September 6 - Family Fun Day
Time: 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Granby Gardens Park (City Hall Complex)
A full day of family fun! Bounce houses, dunking booth, waterslides, face painting, snow cones, a visit from Cinderella and other characters and get your picture taken in a Cayce fire truck!
Sunday, September 7 – History Day & Birthday Party
Time: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Cayce Historical Museum (City Hall Complex)
Come celebrate Cayce's history as we open a time capsule and bury a new one. Enjoy birthday cake, re-enactors, free Museum tours and more as you learn about Cayce's past. Games that were played in 1914 will be available for children to learn about history as well!
The great Fall Forest Acres Get Together returns with free music, free stuff for the kids to do and beer and wine are available for purchase to take the edge off a hectic workday.
SC Pride celebrates 25 years with their annual and diverse festival on SC's Main Street. The crowds have been growing every year with attendees from all walks of life. Hit-maker Deborah Cox will be headlining the Festival
Learn more here.
DOORS: 10:30pm, SHOW: 11:00pm
A fun night of great drag performances where you can expect the unexpected. This late night series is becoming a Trustus favorite. Talented performers and the hilarious antics of host Patti O'Furntiture (drag royalty in Columbia) make this a great evening of entertainment! Don't miss it!
Zoofari is one the the favorite after-hours fundraisers for Riverbanks Zoo, the #1 attraction in Columbia and one of the nation's top zoos.
Explore the sights, sounds and tastes of Africa…
Get tickets and more here.
BEETHOVEN Coriolan Overture
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3
Hugo Kitano, piano
Winner of the 2013 Arthur Fraser International Concerto Competition
Sponsored by David C. McQuillan,
Remembering Barbara Glatz McQuillan
on our 35th wedding anniversary
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7
You can’t have a proper Oktoberfest without beer and sausage, so we’re bringing them to you. River Rat Brewery and Southern Way Catering are partnering with the S.C. Phil for a pre-concert bash at the Koger Center. Beer and sausage selections will be on sale to help us start a festive evening off right!
Starts at 6 p.m. Purchases benefit the S.C. Phil.
Concert tickets not required. Beer and food are first come, first served
Tickets and more here.