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SCIWAY News No. 64 – April 2009


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In This Issue

  1. SC Picture of the Month
  2. What's New with SCIWAY News?
  3. Upcoming SC Festivals & Events

1. SC Picture of the Month

Pineapple motifs represent hospitality, and this fountain is a focal point of Charleston's Waterfront Park. The park also features a larger splash fountain, where children play during hot Lowcountry summers. Another highlight is the park's long pier, where residents and visitors can walk, fish, picnic, or swing.

Pineapple Fountain
—  PINEAPPLE FOUNTAIN | MORE INFO  —

Our April Photo of the Month was sent to us by Alan Tobey from California, who vacationed here in 2007.

If you would like your picture to be featured, please send it to SCIWAY. We select photos for the newsletter from the ones we receive, and it is a great way to bring publicity to you or your town.

2. What's New with SCIWAY News?

Starting this month, we'll be sending SCIWAY News in two short issues instead of one long one. One issue – like this one – will be published the third week of the month and will include our complete SC Calendar of Events for the following month. It will also include our perennially popular Photo of the Month!

Our other issue, published the first week of the month, will feature photos from our "SCIway on the Highway" roadtrips. Stay tuned in early April for shots from Georgetown and Awendaw.

We hope that breaking SCIWAY News into two will help make it more manageable and reader-friendly for all of you! Please reply to this email or write news@sciway.net if you have any feedback or suggestions. We really appreciate feedback!

3. Upcoming SC April Festivals & Events

South Carolina's Featured April Event

2009 Indie Grits Film Fest – Columbia – Nickelodeon Theatre – April 15-19, 2009

Adding Southern flavor to celluloid, The Indie Grits Film Festival brings together a series of low-budget films from South Carolina, as well as other neighboring Southern states like North Carolina and Georgia. The festival spans five days and features over 40 films. The festival director, Andy Smith, aims to give experienced and new media-makers a place "to come together and share their interest in independent media production."

More SC April Festivals, Events

Apr 1-4: Egg Scramble Jamboree - Lamar - parade, car show, carnival, entertainment - page no longer exists

Apr 1-18: Festival of Houses & Gardens - Historic Charleston Foundation - 8-10 properties per tour

Apr 1 - May 9: Key Ingredients: America By Food - Edisto Island - Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition - site no longer available
Learn more about Key Ingredients in South Carolina

Apr 2: Pee Dee Job Fair - Florence - South Greer Road National Guard Armory - page no longer exists

Apr 2: SC Midlands Master Gardeners Spring Symposium - Columbia - plant sale, garden art, lectures, more - page no longer exists

Apr 2-5: Midlands Plant and Flower Festival - Columbia State Farmer's Market

Apr 3: Smoke at the Lodge - Summerville - BBQ competition and dinner, featuring The Embers

Apr 3-4: Kids' Day Columbia - Finlay Park - carnival rides, food, Friday night movie - page no longer exists

Apr 3-4: Plantation Tours of Prince George Winyah Parish - Georgetown - 20 historic plantations, sites

Apr 3-5: Aiken Horse Show - benefits Hitchcock Woods, the largest urban forest in America

Apr 3-5: Cheraw Spring Festival - car show, parade, kids' fair, exhibits, crafts, music, food, tours, more - page no longer exists

Apr 3-5: Flowertown Festival - Summerville - 200+ artists/craftsmen, gourmet food, children's jubilee, orchestra

Apr 3-5: SC Alcoholics Anonymous State Convention - Columbia - speakers, workshops, dance, games, more

Apr 3-5: Werewolf's Curse: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow - Charleston - benefits TTC's lemente Courses

Apr 4: Art's Alive - Florence - festival of performing and visual arts at Francis Marion University - page no longer exists

Apr 4: Cooper River Bridge Run - Charleston - world-class 10-K run and walk - kids' run too!

Apr 4: Tartan Fest - Columbia - SC State Museum - Scottish & Highland music, dancing, food, demonstrations - page no longer exists

Apr 4-5: Columbia International Festival - State Fairgrounds - food, exhibits, and shopping from 60+ countries

Apr 4-5: Historic Pendleton Spring Jubilee - nearly 100 artists plus food, music, Scottish dancing, and more!

Apr 4-5: Palmetto Alpaca Classic Show - Clemson - fleece competition, vendors, banquet dinner, more - site no longer exists

Apr 4-5: Revolutionary War Days - Ninety Six National Historic Site - enjoy reenactments of military & camp life - page no longer exists

Apr 5: Charleston Lowcountry Cajun Festival - James Island County Park - Creole food and Zydeco music

Apr 10: Fun Day with Space Walk - Summerville - jump castles, clowns, cotton candy, carnival games - free!

Apr 11: Fun Sun Run - Murrells Inlet - Huntington Beach - 5K & 10K run - page no longer exists

Apr 11: Governor's Frog Jump Festival - Springfield - frog-jumping contest plus parade, egg hunt, music, more

Apr 11-19: Family Circle Cup - Daniel Island - WTA women's tennis tournament

Apr 13: Monday After the Masters - North Myrtle Beach - celebrity Pro-Am charity golf tournament

Apr 13-19: Verizon Heritage Golf Tournament - Hilton Head - PGA men's golf tournament - 2011 renamed RBC Heritage Golf Tournament

Apr 15-19: Indie Grits Film Fest - Columbia - The Nickelodeon presents films from new media makers, pros

Apr 16-18: Doolittle Raiders Reunion - Columbia - honors WWII's Doolittle Raid - autographs, dance, flyover - page no longer available

Apr 16-18: Pickens Azalea Festival - music, food, carriage rides, amusement rides, classic car cruise-in

Apr 16-18: Puddin' Swamp Festival - Turbeville - carnival, music, pet contest, Swamp Stomp Street Dance

Apr 16-19: Charleston Race Week - international sailboat regatta - inshore and offshore races

Apr 16-19: Southern Plant and Flower Festival - Florence - Pee Dee State Farmer's Market

Apr 16-25: Come-See-Me Festival - Rock Hill - bands, parade, fireworks, BBQ contest

Apr 17: Emerald Evening - Greenville - tickets $75 - fundraiser for Carolina Ballet Theatre - see info on right

Apr 17-18: Iron City Festival - Blacksburg - music, street dance, car show, kid's parade, model train exhibit

Apr 17-18: Stone Soup Festival - Woodruff - storytelling workshops and award-winning storytellers

Apr 17-19: Battle of Charleston - Johns Island - Civil War reenactment and living history demonstrations - page no longer exists

Apr 17-19: East Coast Canoe & Kayak Fest - James Island County Park - lectures, on-water classes

Apr 17-19: Olde Towne Artisans' Fair - North Augusta - artisans create traditional crafts at Living History Park

Apr 17-19: World Grits Festival - St. George - parade, carnival, grits grinding, "Rolling in Grits" contest, 5K run

Apr 18: Bark to the Park Walk and Festival - Columbia - benefits Project Pet's homeless animals

Apr 18: Fort Lawn Spring Festival - train rides, model train display, car show, games, storytelling - page no longer exists

Apr 18: Sea and Sand Festival - Folly Beach - music, carnival, art, food, 5K fun run, skate or walk, beach dance - site no longer available

Apr 18: Soft Shell Crab Festival - Port Royal - food, crafts, car show, tunes from The Showmen and Fatback

Apr 18: Tame the Tyger River Race & Festival - Spartanburg - whitewater paddling, demos, film, live music - page no longer exists

Apr 18: 3-D Biking - St. Stephen - scenic family bicycle ride along the Rediversion Canal on Lake Moultrie - page no longer exists

Apr 18-26: Striped Bass Festival - Manning - fireworks, dances, parade, pageant for "Miss Striped Bass"

Apr 19: East Cooper Coastal Triathlon - Isle of Palms - .6 mile ocean swim, 16 mile bike, 4 mile run - page no longer available

Apr 19: Kiawah Island Earth Day Festivities - beach fun run, trash sculpture contest, Yippie Hippy Olympics - page no longer available

Apr 19: Low Country Grits Festival - Bowens Island in Charleston County - cooking & eating contests, live music - page no longer exists

Apr 19-26: Charleston Clean Cities Sweep - community landscaping projects, recycling drives, litter pickups - page no longer exists

Apr 20: Survivors of Sexual Assault Charity Golf Tournament - Lexington - Golden Hills Golf & Country Club - page no longer exists

Apr 22: Earth Day - South Carolinaians come together to promote a cleaner, safer environment - page no longer exists

Apr 22-25: Rholetter's Bluegrass Festival - Long Creek in Oconee County - bluegrass bands and open jams - page no longer exists

Apr 23-25: SC BBQ Shag Festival - Hemingway - pig cook-off, fireworks, rides, shaggin' with Swingin' Sows

Apr 23-26: Charleston International Film Festival - over 60 not-yet-released films, shorts, documentaries

Apr 24-25: Anderson Soiree - street festival, music, kids' activities, crafts - features the Budweiser Clydesdales - page no longer exists

Apr 24-25: A(ugusta) Baker's Dozen - Columbia - celebration of nationally-renowned authors and storytellers

Apr 24-25: Colleton County Rice Festival - Walterboro - rice parade, pageant, crafts, 5K race, cooking contest

Apr 24-26: Santee Birding and Nature Festival - Clarendon County - birding, canoe trips, fossil walks - page no longer exists

Apr 24-26: SC Toastmasters Spring Conference - Columbia - improve communication at weekend retreat

Apr 25: Angel Walk - Beaufort Waterfront Park - benefits programs that fight child abuse and neglect

Apr 25: Congaree Arts Festival - Columbia - SC State Museum - demonstrations, music, children's activities - page no longer available

Apr 25: Firing on Fort Sumter: "The Opening Ball" - Spartanburg - period Civil War era dinner and public ball

Apr 25: 5K Riverfest Epilepsy Run / Walk - Columbia - food and live music at Riverfront Park - page no longer exists

Apr 25: Greater Greenville Master Gardener Plant Sale - shrubs, trees, perennials, houseplants, veggies, herbs

Apr 25: Hilton Head Seafood Fest - gourmet food, live music, "Iron Chef" competition - benefits Cancer Society

Apr 25: MVP PRO Football Camp - techniques, instructions to help high school student athletes - ages 14-18 - site no longer available

Apr 25: Sparkleberry Country Fair - Columbia - petting zoo, rides, games, food, entertainment, crafts, tractors

Apr 25: Walk to Defeat ALS - Columbia - Saluda Shoals Park - benefit walk to fight Lou Gehrig's Disease - site no longer available

Apr 25-26: Art Market at Historic Honey Horn - Hilton Head - juried contest - art on display and for sale - site no longer available

Apr 26: Blessing of the Fleet - Mount Pleasant - arts, crafts, live music, shrimp-eating and shagging contests - page no longer exists

Apr 27: SPINX Charity Golf Classic - Greenville - amateur tournament to raise $150,000 for childrens' charities

Apr 28: I Believe Golf Marathon - Mt Pleasant - benefits Dee Norton Lowcountry Children's Center

Apr 28-30: Food for Thought Conference - Greenville - celebrates food, creative thinking, entrepreneurialism

Apr 29 - May 1: SC Association of Nonprofit Organizations Conference - Spartanburg - seminars, networking

Apr 30: "It's in the Bag" Purse Auction - Charleston - fun, fabulous, feminine fundraiser for Center for Women - page no longer exists

Apr 30 - May 2: Spring Festival on the Square - Abbeville - rides, car show, music by Swingin' Medallions, more

Apr 30 - May 3: Piedmont Plant and Flower Festival - Greenville State Farmer's Market

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