Friday, May 25, 2012

Columbia Blowfish Baseball 2012 Season

The Columbia Blowfish Baseball team and their mascot Blowie are looking forward to an exciting 2012 season. With a new Head Coach, a returning All Star, and a new infielder, the Columbia Blowfish are ready to compete as they celebrate the Coastal Plain League's 16th season. Columbia Blowfish home games at Capital City Stadium feature special activities, discounts, and more that range from Discount Beverage Night to Guaranteed Win Night. Take a glance at the Blowfish Schedule below and get your tickets today so that you can join us at the 2012 Columbia Blowfish baseball games! Visiting from out of town to attend a Blowfish Baseball game? Visit for a list of local hotels and Columbia restaurants. We look forward to seeing you at Capital City Stadium!

Photo of Columbia Blowfish Baseball Mascot
Columbia Blowfish Baseball
Capital City Stadium
301 S. Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29201

2012 Schedule
Reserved Field Level Box Seating: $7.00
General Admission: $6.00
Children 12 & Under, Seniors, Military with IDs: $5.00

In October 2011, the Columbia Blowfish baseball team welcomed a new Head Coach to the team! Brian Buscher, a 2003 All-American at South Carolina and former major leaguer with the Minnesota Twins, served as an undergraduate assistant coach for the 2011 season on the South Carolina baseball team. Buscher played on consecutive College World Series teams in 2002 and 2003 before beginning a seven-year stint in professional baseball highlighted by three years in Major League Baseball with the Twins.

Photo of Columbia Blowfish Baseball Coaches
The Columbia Blowfish Baseball Club (member Coastal Plain League) announced the 2012 Roster at the Pepsi Stadium Club during the 7th Annual Media Luncheon at Capital City Park. Head Coach Brian Buscher talked about returning players such as 2011 CPL All Star Zach Smith who will return for his second season at The Cap. In addition to Smith, USC infielder Erik Payne will join the 2012 Blowfish. Players from USC Aiken, USC Lancaster, USC Sumter, Fancis Marion and College of Charleston are providing players from within the State of South Carolina. Players will be joining the Blowfish from as far away as Creighton, Nebraska.

Check out the Columbia Blowfish Schedule to find a list of 2012 home games. Opening Night of the 2012 season is May 30, 2012 at 7:05PM. The first 500 fans will receive a Blowfish magnet schedule upon entrance to the stadium! Throughout the season, there will be special theme nights: On Guaranteed Win Nights, the Blowfish team must win or fans receive a ticket to the next home game. On select nights, kids can bring their ball and glove to play catch on the field with the Blowfish. On Bark in the Park night, dogs are allowed in free! You and your dog can be part of the pre-game Doggy Parade that takes place on the field before the game. With so many fun activities and special discounts, the Columbia Blowfish home games entertain people of all ages and interests. Get your tickets today so that you get to experience these spectacular Columbia baseball games!

South Carolina's Miss Heart of the USA 2012

The South Carolina Miss Heart of the USA pageant will be held in Columbia, South Carolina in June 2012! Contestants can compete in divisions that range from Baby Miss (Ages 0-23 months) to Ms (ages 24 and up). Participants will enjoy building lasting friendships, fun competition, and the opportunity to give back to their community!

Photo of South Carolina Miss Heart of the USA LogoSouth Carolina's Miss Heart of the USA
June 23, 2012
347 Zimalcrest Drive
Columbia, South Carolina 29210
Registration Information

The Miss Heart of the USA Pageant strives to provide their contestants with the opportunity to have fun, establish lasting friendships, build confidence, and self-esteem; all while encouraging them to get involved with organizations in their community, that benefit those in need. Miss Heart of the USA Queens are involved with organizations like the Humane Society, the March of Dimes, Children's Hopsitals, etc.

The Miss Heart of the USA pageant began as a food drive for a local Rescue Mission and blossomed into a National Pageant Program. They have distributed over 750,000 non perishable food items to non profit organizations, collected toys for the Houston County Toys for Tots Progam and assisted a Women's Hope Center by collecting much needed baby items to be distributed to mothers in need.

The  Miss Heart of the USA Pageant Progam is truly unique. They focus on teaching girls the importance of giving back to their community and believe that you are never too young to start and it's never too late to get involved.

The Miss Heart of the USA National event will be held November 17, 2012 at International Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida. If you are from South Carolina and you are interested in competing for your chance to WIN $5,000, register to represent South Carolina in the State Pageant coming up on June 23, 2012!

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Columbia South Carolina Memorial Day Weekend Events

Looking for things to do in Columbia, SC Memorial Day Weekend? Here are a few exciting Columbia events scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend 2012. If you are visiting from out of town, we invite you to check out the hotel deals and local attractions that Columbia, South Carolina has to offer! 

Let's Go Sailing
May 26 - 28, 2012  
Start your holiday weekend with a unique sailing adventure on the beautiful Lake Murray. Lanier Sailing Academy is giving you the chance to try your hand at sailing this Memorial Day Weekend. Their certified sailing instructors will provide close supervision as you help sail the boat. Otherwise, you can sit back, relax, and allow them to be your guide. This special holiday activity is a 2 hour skippered sail and it is only $30 per person! Boats will leave the Southshore Marina dock at 9:30AM, 12:00PM, 2:30PM, and 5:00PM. Don't wait! Give them a call today at 803-317-9070 to make your reservation! 

Lower Richland County Memorial day Celebration
May 28, 2012 at 11:00AM
Enjoy a special Memorial Commemoration at St. John Resurrection Memorial Gardens. Afterwards, guests are invited to the Heritage Celebration at the Historic Harriet Barber House. The Heritage Celebration will begin at noon and there will be live entertainment, hay rides, a kiddie carnival, food vendors, and other vendors. Enjoy this family friendly Memorial Day Weekend Event in Columbia, South Carolina. 

Palmetto Concert Band Memorial Day Concert
May 28, 2012 at 7:30PM
The palmetto concert band presents 'A Memorial Tribute' with James Copenhaver, William Moody and Scott Weiss, conductors. Musical selections include 'Children's March' by Grainger, 'Finale' from Symphony No. 5 by Shostakovich, 'American Civil War Fantasy' by Bilik, 'Armed forces Salute' and 'The Stars and Stripes Forever'. This FREE Memorial Day 2012 event will be held at Koger Center for the Arts. 

Boots and Badges Blood Drive
May 25 - 30, 2012
Looking for way to give back to the community this holiday weekend? Columbia area residents are invited to show their support for local firefighters and police officers and become a hero this summer by giving blood for patients in need. The Columbia Police Department and Columbia-Richland Fire Department are partnering with the American Red Cross South Carolina Blood Services Region for the 3rd annual Boots and Badges Blood Drive. The event will be held at the American Red Cross Columbia donation center on May 25, 26, 28, 29, and 30th. All donors at the Boots and Badges blood drive will receive a free t-shirt and have the opportunity to win prizes!

Enjoy this holiday weekend as you spend time with family and friends. If your Columbia business is offering a special holiday event or discount, please contact us so that we can include your Memorial Day Weekend special in this blog entry. Don't forget to share pictures and stories about your Memorial Day Weekend adventures with our Facebook community! Have a very happy and safe Memorial Day Weekend!

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mother's Day 2012 in Columbia, South Carolina

Mother's Day 2012 is coming up this Sunday, May 13th! How will you celebrate your Mom this year? Take a glance at the Columbia South Carolina Mother's Day ideas listed below and start planning your Mom's special day today!

Mother's Day Staycation in Columbia, South Carolina
Treat your Mom to a special Mother's Day Staycation right here in Columbia, South Carolina. Let your Mom escape from reality for the weekend while she relaxes in one of Columbia's local hotels. Does your Mom enjoy spending time at Lake Murray? Make a reservation at the Hampton Inn Lexington, located just a few miles away from the beautiful Lake Murray. Check out their Lake Murray Special and make your reservation today! Want to book a romantic escape for Mom and her significant other? Book a beautiful hotel suite at the Staybridge Suites downtown Columbia. Mom will enjoy a free breakfast, free wireless internet, and a 42" flat screen TV in her very own suite. Check out the Staybridge Suites website and give them a call today to make your reservation. Booking your Mom's Staycation for two nights? Take advantage of the Two Night Special at Wingate Harbison and receive 20% off per night! Does Mom enjoy Riverbanks Zoo & Garden? Book the Riverbanks Zoo & Garden Package at the Holiday Inn Express Harbison. Two tickets to Riverbanks Zoo & Garden are included in this awesome hotel package!

Mother's Day Facial
Happy Mothers Day Columbia South Carolina Photo
Treat Mom to a special day of relaxation and rejuvenation at m.d. Skin in West Columbia, South Carolina. Mom will enjoy a warm, welcoming atmosphere where she will be lulled into a peaceful state of mind, body, and spirit. Professional skin care is more than a luxury - it's hygiene and exercise for the skin, as well as refreshing for the spirit! Check out the m.d. Skin website and take advantage of their special offers today so that you can plan a spectacular Mother's Day treat for your Mom!

Mother's Day Flowers in Columbia, South Carolina
Mother's Day flowers are a great way to show your Mom that you love her! Visit local florists or order online so that your Mom receives a special flower bouquet this Mother's Day 2012. Rosewood Florist located at 2917 Rosewood Drive in Columbia, South Carolina can tailor a bouquet of flowers to match your Mom's style! Give them a call today at 803-256-8351. Pineview florist is located at 3030 Leaphart Road in West Columbia, South Carolina. They are offering Mother's Day flower delivery to West Columbia and nationwide! Give them a call at 803-796-9394 to place your order today.

Mother's Day Weekend Getaway
Has Mom been looking for a chance to escape for the weekend to a nearby city? Make this a special Mother's Day Weekend and plan a weekend getaway for you and your Mom! Charleston, South Carolina and Wilmington, North Carolina are beautiful coastal cities located just a few hours away from Columbia. Check out our sister sites and to book your hotel reservations and check out local attractions in these amazing cities!

Whether you plan to celebrate in Columbia or plan to escape for a weekend getaway, we hope that you and your family have a wonderful time celebrating Mother's Day 2012! Enjoy this special holiday occasion!

Happy Mother's Day!

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May 2012 Columbia South Carolina Events

Happy May Everyone!
Columbia, South Carolina is getting ready for a month full of exciting local events. Whether you are a member of the local community or visiting from out of town, we encourage you to attend as many of these Columbia events as possible. If you are visiting from out of town, check out the hotel deals and free activities listed on Are you attending or hosting a Columbia event? Contact us with event details so that we can promote your event for free!

Featured Events
The Rosewood Crawfish Festival is quickly approaching on May 5, 2012. Lovers of all things Creole and Cajun are invited to adorn Rosewood Drive and take part in one of the city's favorite celebrations featuring over 7,000 pounds of fresh, Louisiana grown crawfish. The 2012 SC Book Festival is South Carolina's premier literary event in 2012. This special Columbia event is FREE and open to the public on Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. You can also register online to attend special events including writing classes, the opening night reception, and a special session with author & editor of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Family Friendly Events
Enjoy an authentic drive-in theatre experience every weekend in May at The Big Mo. Guests will enjoy a double feature for the price of one movie, a full service concession stand, a play area for the kids, and trivia contests during intermission! Interested in a puppet show? Columbia Marionette Theatre presents a charming adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Follow Dorothy as she is carried by a menacing tornado to the magical Land of Oz! The show runs until May 26th on select days of the week so visit the Columbia Marionette Theatre website today and get your tickets! Perhaps you are looking for a hands on activity? Visit Associated Model Railroads of Columbia every Thursday evening for your chance to watch model trains, learn about model trains, and possibly even run your own model train! Whether you are a young fellow wanting to try your Thomas on the 'big' layout or you are a seasoned hobbyist trying out your new masterpiece, AMROC is for you!

Healthy, Beauty, and Fitness
Take advantage of m.d. Skin Personalized Skin Care's special offers and discounts. Whether it is a 'two for one' deal, a deal of the day, or you are celebrating your birthday, M.D. Skin has something for you. Check out their website and make your reservation today. Treat yourself or a loved one to a relaxing facial!

Columbia Sports
May 30, 2012 is Opening Night at Capital City Stadium! Cheer on the Columbia Blowfish as they challenge Forest City at 7:05PM. Check out the 2012 Blowfish Home Schedule and get your season tickets today! Jamil Temple is hosting two action packed sports this month. Mixed Martial Arts Caged Chaos is coming up on May 5th and Roller Derby is coming up on May 19th!

Columbia Concerts
The City of Cayce is proudly promoting Rhythm on the River 2012. Enjoy a free concert every Saturday in May during this exciting music series! Musicians include John Scollon & Bitteroot, Randall Bramblett, Devils in Disguise, and The Cumberland Collective.

Enjoy these wonderful Columbia events coming up in May 2012. Let us know which events you attend by sharing comments, pictures, and videos on our Facebook wall! We look forward to hearing from you!

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events