SCIWAY News No. 87 – May 2010
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SC Picture of the Month – Golden Creek Mill in EasleyToday's Golden Creek Mill, which is one of the prettiest stops along the South Carolina Heritage Corridor, is actually a replica of the original Golden Creek Mill. That mill stood on the opposite bank, where its ruins are still visible.
The original mill was built in the early 1800s by William O'Dell and served as a testament to the ingenuity of that century. Over time, the mill produced cornmeal, grits, flour, cotton, and even ice cream – all without the aid of electricity! For over 110 years, the mill was powered solely by the water in Golden Creek.
The mill was designed for grist, but in 1835, a cotton gin and press were added. Then, in the 1900s, an ice plant was introduced. Several elders in the area still fondly remember the ice cream made with that ice!
Last Call for SC Photos – You Could Win $50!
SCIWAY's second photo contest is underway, and this time we're awarding five prizes of $50 each – a prize for the most popular picture in these five categories: Allendale County, Calhoun County, Jasper County, Marion County, and Union County. The pictures should represent one of these counties by showing a cultural landmark, historic building, or natural scene.
We currently have very few entries for any of these counties except Union. SCIWAY would love to be able to celebrate the beauty of every area in South Carolina so please submit your pictures!
The contestants who receive the most votes for each of these five counties will win $50. See our complete contest rules. Entries are due Friday, April 30, at 5 PM. We'll announce the finalists in our next newsletter, due out May 6th. Then it will be time for everyone in South Carolina to vote!
South Carolina's May EventsAs always, please be sure to check out our complete May calendar. Also, remember that all of our event calendars, for every month of the year, are available on SCIWAY's website 24/7/365 – just go to http://www.sciway.net/calendar.html.
May 1: Camden Cup Polo Match and Kentucky Derby Party - Variety of events to choose from - benefits Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County
May 1: Charleston Dog Show - Demonstrations, exhibits, competitions - proceeds benefit local animal rescue organizations
May 1: Cinco De Mayo - Charleston - Mexican cuisine, salsa band, DJ, "Dancing with the Local Stars," professional dancers
May 1: Greer Family Fest - Live music, children's parade, KidsZone, Creation Station, arts & crafts, restaurant row
May 1: Heart & Sole Women's Five Miler - Columbia - run/walk 3 or 5 miles to raise heart disease awareness - post-race expo, celebration
May 1: Lowcountry Shrimp Festival & Blessing of the Fleet - McClellanville - entertainment, art, kids' corner, food
May 1: Make-A-Wish Wine Festival - Johns Island - taste over 85 select wines from around the world, Charleston cuisine, and live music - site no longer exists
May 1: Miles of Hope - Rock Hill - 5K run or 1-mile fun run - benefits area hospice care patients - site no longer exists
May 1: Peach Blossom Festival - Johnston - parade, rides and games, arts & crafts, food vendors, live entertainment
May 1: Rosewood Crawfish Festival - Columbia - kids' area, Creole & Cajun cuisine, live music, "Crawdaddy Dash," pole vaulting
May 1: Spring Festival on the Square - Abbeville - amusement rides, antique car show, local performers, Swingin' Medallions concert
May 1: St. Francis Mud Run - Greenville - 4-person teams, kids' course - benefits Goodwill Foundation & Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
May 1: Taste of Beaufort - Features dishes from 15 local restaurants, live music, 5K race in the morning
May 1: Tour de Cure - Little Mountain - bicycling with choice of 4 routes, 5 miles to 100 miles - for American Diabetes Association - site no longer exists
May 1-2: Battle for Columbia - Sandy Run - Civil War reenactment, period demonstrations, exhibits - don't forget your lawn chair
May 1-2: Black Cowboy Man or Myth African American Festival - Rembert - concerts, horse show, period demonstrations, and food
May 1-2: Orangeburg Festival of Roses - Kids' area with inflatables, arts & crafts, car show, airplane rides, Princess & Queen of Roses
May 1-2: Spring Fling - Spartanburg - street festival - dozens of bands, art show, kids' carnival, food court, Rock Band competition
May 1-8: North Charleston Arts Festival - Over 40 performances at various venues, art exhibits, kids' activities, fireworks
May 3 - Jun 5: Allendale Paleoamerican Expedition - Near Martin - help excavate the Topper Archaeological Site
May 7: Bid for a Cure - Columbia - wine tasting, silent auction - benefits South Carolina Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - site no longer exists
May 7: Relay For Life of Clarendon County - Manning - benefits American Cancer Society
May 7-9: Artisphere - Greenville - visual arts, live performances, opening night gala, "Kidsphere" area, local restaurants
May 7-16: Myrtle Beach Bike Week and Spring Rally - Murrells Inlet - motorcycles - view City of Myrtle Beach's ordinances - site no longer exists
May 8: Bluegrass on the Waccamaw - Conway - live music festival, plus workshops, encouraging all to bring a lawn chair - site no longer exists Learn more about bluegrass in South Carolina
May 8: Bluffton Village Festival - live music, children's activities, art vendors, ugly dog contest, Civil War reenactment, after hours party
May 8: Dragon Boat Charleston Festival - 250-meter paddling races celebrate cancer survivors
May 8: Lancaster Area Literacy Cooperative 5K Race for Literacy - Race location is USC-Lancaster - benefits literacy efforts
May 8: Mayfest on Main - North Myrtle Beach - street festival with live music, car show, community stage, children's area, crafts, food
May 8: Ride for the Rack Breast Cancer Benefit - Spartanburg - poker run, auction, music, professional bull riding and barrel racing
May 9: Mother's Day - Sunday - Hooray Moms!
May 11-12: InnoVenture Southeast Conference - Greenville - information to assist small and medium enterprises grow - site no longer exists
May 12: Salute to Small Business - Columbia - exhibits, luncheon and workshops on procurement, marketing, development
May 13-15: Pine Straw Festival - Patrick - Taste of Patrick, rodeo, parade - site no longer exists
May 13-16: BMW Charity Pro-Am - Spartanburg - golf tournament benefits 99 charities - $7.3 million raised over the last 9 years!
May 13-16: Charleston Lindy Exchange - Lindy hop, balboa, blues dancing at various venues - DJs & live music
May 13-16: Greek Festival - Greenville - live music, folk dancing, children's rides, arts & crafts, tours, and lots of food!
May 14-15: Blue Ridge Fest - Pickens - music, food, car cruise-in, motorcycle ride - benefiting 13 local charities
May 14-15: Spring Skunk Music Fest - Greer - 13 bluegrass bands playing live
May 15: Angel Walk - Mount Pleasant - 5K walk, pre-event expo, post-walk festival - benefits MUSC medulloblastoma research
May 15: Cateechee Fest - Ninety Six - honoring Native American heritage, performers, costume & tee-pee contests, plus Model A cars - site no longer exists
May 15: HOGS Gone Wild Rally for the Rugrats - Myrtle Beach - motorcycles - benefits Toys For Tots & Freedom Alliance Scholarship - site no longer exists
May 15: Strawberry Festival - Slater, Greenville County - pancake breakfast, music, food, arts & crafts
May 15: Tour de Midlands - Lexington - bicycling with choice of 4 routes, 15 miles to 102 miles - benefits Lexington Greenways Alliance
May 15-16: Sculpture in the South - Summerville - features sculptors from across the US - benefits Permanent Public Sculpture Program - page no longer exists
May 20: Wine Tasting to Benefit Camp Opportunity - Greenville - plus silent auction - page no longer exists
May 20-22: Black Expo - Columbia - entertainment, Gospel Best competition, charity golf tournament - site no longer exists
May 20-24: Greenwood Music Festival - "Vive La France!" - concerts, opera, movie - various venues
May 21-22: Chesnee Festival - Midway rides, BBQ cookoff, live entertainment - benefits Kop's Kids Organization & Boys and Girls Club - site no longer available
May 22: Black Tie and Tails Gala - Columbia - live band, silent auction - tickets $100/each or $175/couple - benefits Carolina Wildlife Care
May 22: Foothills 5K and the Beat Goes On - Westminster's historic district - proceeds benefit the Foothills Pregnancy Care Center - site no longer available
May 22: Going the Extra Mile 5K - Irmo - run or walk - fundraiser for ACTS Metro Outreach's local family and support programs
May 22: Golf Fore Life - Greenville - golf tournament - benefits the SC Organ and Tissue Donor Registry
May 22: Midlands Walk to Defeat ALS - Irmo - Saluda Shoals - 3-mile walk to help fight Lou Gehrig's Disease
May 22: Palmetto Patriots' Ball - Columbia - reception, dinner, silent auction, guest speaker - Blue Star Mothers of South Carolina benefit
May 22: Water for Haiti Ride - Hopkins - benefit bicycle ride - choose from four distances of 11, 24, 49, or 62 miles
May 23-26: Veterans Golf Classic - Myrtle Beach - at least one team member must be active-duty or veteran
May 24: South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony - Columbia - plus silent auction
May 27-30: Iris Festival - Sumter - concerts, arts & crafts, flower show, food tasting, contests, children's activities, pageant, market place
May 28-29: Arts on the Alley - Seneca - events showcase local artists and performers
May 28-29: Plum Hollow Alternative Bluegrass Festival - Campobello - live bands, camping, all-night pickin'
May 28-30: Gullah Festival - Beaufort - entertainment, food, local tours, forums, plays
May 28-31: Freedom Weekend Aloft - Simpsonville - hot-air balloons, concerts, fun zone, disc dog nationals, amusement rides, car show
May 28-31: Military Appreciation Days - Myrtle Beach - competitions, concerts, fireworks, kids' zone, laser show, 5K, combat cuisine cookoff
May 28 - Jun 13: Piccolo Spoleto - Charleston - local visual and performing arts events at various venues
May 28 - Jun 13: Spoleto Festival USA - Charleston - international festival for performing and visual arts
May 29: Invitational Golf Tournament - Longs - four-man captain's choice - benefits Cedar Branch Community Empowerment Center
May 29: SummerFun Horseshoe Tournament - Newberry - SC's largest annual horseshoe tournament
May 29: Tri-County 5K Race: Run for the Health of It! - Anderson - benefiting health education program and scholarships - site no longer exists
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