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.
This winter, Richland Library along with End Child Hunger S.C. are inviting the community to special FREE screenings of the highly acclaimed documentary A Place at the Table.
The groundbreaking film tells the story of three American families dealing with hunger, and examines the connections between food access, food security and obesity on our communities and neighborhoods.
Following the FREE screening, a panel of local experts will host an audience discussion on child hunger in the Midlands and how the community can take action.
FREE Community Screenings:
Join the South Carolina State Museum and South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum at Through the Fire, an evening event to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Burning of Columbia and the end of the Civil War.
Dramatic readings from dairies, letters, and other first-hand accounts of the burning of Columbia will take place in the planetarium.
A showing of 3D Civil War photographs presented by the Relic Room in the museum’s new Rev. Dr. Solomon Jackson, JR 4D Theater.
Food & Drink:
Civil War themed cuisine by Dan “The Pig Man” Hartley
Traditional South Carolina Purloo with SC rise and quail
Cornbread and Crackli’n made with SC stone-ground corn meal
The traditional Goober Peas (boiled peanuts)
Guests will also enjoy civil-war themed spirits as part of the ticket price.
Bluegrass band Palmetto Blue will be playing civil-war inspired museum though out the evening. Palmetto blue was formed by a group of seasoned musicians from the greater Columbia area of SC with a common vision: to bring quality bluegrass music to the public, with an emphasis on the traditional bluegrass style.
Tickets are $35 general public and $28 museum members.
This is a limited capacity event, so advance purchase is recommended. Tickets may be purchased at the museum or online via the link .
Hosted by The Palladium Society and presented by Music Farm Columbia, the annual Chili Cook-Off features a variety of chili recipes, judging by local celebrities, live music and prizes for the winners. This year’s event will feature performances by The Capital City Playboys, Dave Britt Music and The Ruby Brunettes. Ticket price includes all you can eat and drink chili, wine and beer, and all proceeds from this event benefit Historic Columbia.
In conjunction with the citywide commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Burning of Columbia, The Palladium Society invites cooks to use the anniversary of this monumental event as inspiration for original pots of chili. The deadline to enter the Cook-Off is 4 pm on Feb. 5, and the $20 entry fee covers one chili entry, plus two tickets (cook and one guest – a value of $60) for this famously hot event. Learn more and register as a cooker at historiccolumbia.org.
Ready to taste? Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at historiccolumbia.org, by phone at 803.252.7742 x 15 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Warm the cold February chill with a tribute to Cole Porter, one of the major songwriters for the Broadway stage. The concert takes place at the Koger Center for the Arts on Tuesday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m. Four soloists and chorus celebrate some of Porter’s greatest hits including I Get a Kick Out of You, You’re the Top, All Through the Night, I Love Paris, Begin the Beguine, So in Love, and Night and Day.
Led by acclaimed director Donald Portnoy, University of South Carolina’s premier orchestra ensemble, the USC Symphony Orchestra, has received accolades for its fine and mature performances. Tickets are on sale now at capitoltickets.com.
Acclaimed singer Lucy Shelton, perhaps contemporary classical’s leading soprano, a “new music diva” with “musicianship, technique and intelligence that are unfailing,” (Boston Globe), Shelton has premiered more than 100 major works by composers that comprise a who’s who of 20th- and 21st-century music, including Elliott Carter, Oliver Knussen, Joseph Schwantner, Charles Wuorinen, Gerard Grisey, David Del Tredici and Ned Rorem. An evening with Philadelphia-based stars Dolce Suono, with a core group of artists from world-renowned Philly institutions like the Curtis Institute of Music and Philadelphia Orchestra, led by flutist Mimi Stillman, is certain to be equally astounding. This concert is comprised of two works that set ancient Chinese poetry, by Pulitzer-prize winner Shulamit Ran and USC’s own Fang Man, and will be preceded by a 6:30 p.m. presentation by Joseph Lam, chair of the Department of Musicology at the University of Michigan.
Performed by a bevy of USC’s world-class faculty and superb students, these major works take on extra-musical topics relating music and society/politics – and, quite apart from any lessons that might be imparted, are masterful, mesmerizing pieces of music. Stephen Hartke’s “Sons of Noah,” featuring USC soprano Tina Stallard and three highly unusual quartets of instruments – classical guitars, flutes and bassoons – sets a short story written during the Crimean War, the first modern conflict between the Islamic world and Europe: a satirical imagining of three “missing chapters of the Bible.” Hartke’s music has echoes of old and new styles, from the Middle Ages and Renaissance to Igor Stravinsky, and strikes a powerful emotional chord. Dutch post-minimalist icon Louis Andriessen’s De Staat (which, while composed in an entirely different style than Sons of Noah, also owes something to the rhythmic legacy of Stravinsky) sets texts from Plato’s Republic. The big, robust work with a large number of singers, brass, woodwinds, strings, pianos and electric guitars onto the stage will blow the roof off of the new hall!
The tour is spreading the bacon love around the country focusing on
local flavors, sights, and sounds as well as the America Loves Bacon Tour menu, which will feature dozens of delectable bacon delights. Other tour stop features include chef demonstrations, bacon eating contests, bacon-off competitions between local participants, live music, full bars, a children’s area, and much much more.
The Sixth Annual event where men from all walks of life strap on high heels and walk a mile to show their solidarity of victims of sexual abuse and assault.