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Today is September 30, 2016

Sumter, SC 29150

Nearby communities: Bon Air / Brogdon / Frens / Highway Four Forty One / Hoyt Heights / Oswego / Stateburg

Friday, September 30th, 2016

  • | 7:00pm - 11:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Blues, Jazz, BBQ
    - The 14th Annual SwampFest - Part 1: BBQ, Blues & Jazz will be held on Friday, September 30th - 7:00 p.m. The stage show will feature 4 Time Grammy Award winning singer, Deniece Williams, Javier Dykes as Ray Charles and Carlos Santan and his band. Tickets for this fundraiser are $25.00 until September 25, and include admission, food and entertainment ($30.00 – day of event). A Cash Bar will be offered for all beverages. Parking is free. V.I.P. packages are also available. All proceeds will benefit SERCO’s educational component.
    Event Info: (803) 261-5596 – Tickets via PayPal:
    Price: Advance: $25.00
    Historic Harriet Barber House
    116 Barberville Loop Hopkins SC 29061
    Adams Brooks 803.261.5596
  • | NATL - Public Interest, Win, Cash, Lucky, Address, Number
    - On the 30th day of January, March, May, July, September, and November we are giving $30 to 30 Lucky Number winners. Check out at Noon Eastern Time for the winning numbers! The first 30 people to claim their address wins $30 each. Over $5,000 given away to Lucky Number winners in 2016.
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 8:11PM, EDT.

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

  • | 8:00am - 2:00pm | Shopping, Shopping Extravaganza crafts art fun clothing jewelry furniture yard sale Sumter
    - A fantastic array of vendors to make your shopping experience fun and exciting! One day only - free admission - Open from 7:00 AM until 2:00 PM at St. Jude Catholic Church. 611 W. Oakland Ave. Sumter SC

    Bring your car our Youth Group will hold a carwash behind the building - you can shop and get your car washed all at the same time!

    Crafts, Baked Goods, clothing, jewelry, furniture, art and more!!!
    St. Jude Church
    611 W. Oakland Ave Sumter SC 29150
  • | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Bluegrass, Blues, For the Family, Line Dancing, Fair/Festival
    The Congaree SwampFest will take place in two locations – The Congaree National Park and the “Yard” of Old Mt. Moriah. Activities will run throughout the day, offering FREE admission and a great opportunity for visitors to experience the richly diverse culture of the Lower Richland Heritage Corridor. FREE parking will be available near the Old Mount Moriah festival site, with some limited free parking in the Congaree National Park. FREE shuttle buses will carry visitors to/from the festival site and the national park. An array of artists will perform: 2 For The Road w/Jim Graddick, Arrington Jones, Beulah Boys of Atlanta, BluesBox 50, Cultural Expressions, Deacon Joe Davis & Chosen, Entity Band, Fine Thymes String Band, Myisha Thomas, Sumter Tribe of Cheraw Indians, The Pickin Pearls and Wateree Association Choir. Other activities presently include children’s carnival, wagon rides, guided tours of Congaree National Park, and food/non-food vendors.
    Event Info: (803) 261-5596
    Ages: All Ages
    Price: FREE

    2 Locations: Old Mt. Moriah Yard-1001 Old Bluff Rd & Congaree Nat'l Park Hopkins SC 29061
    Adams Brooks 803.261.5596
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - October 1-9. Balloon Fiesta Park, Albuquerque, NM. The largest hot-air balloon gathering in the world. Featuring more than 500 hot-air and gas balloons, specialty shaped balloons and more. Includes entries from more than 20 countries. For more information visit click for details
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Established in 1985 to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. For information visit click for details.
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Register by Sep 2, 2016.
    For more information visit: click for details
  • - October 1, 1932 in the fifth inning of game three of the 1932 World Series, with a count of two balls and two strikes, Babe Ruth pointed to the center field bleachers in Chicago's Wrigley Field and followed up by hitting a soaring home run high above the very spot to which he had just gestured. Did he really call his shot? Some Disagree, some eyewitnesses and Cubs pitcher Charlie Root believe he did not. Even Babe Ruth's Daughter said that he denied it, but Babe himself also claimed he did it.

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Child Health Day in the United States raises people’s awareness of how they can protect and develop children’s health. This event is annually celebrated on the first Monday of October.
  • | NATL - Religious
    - Jewish holy day observed on 2 consecutive days. Beginning of 10 days of repentance and spiritual renewal.
  • - Go Blue! Kids and Adults wear a blue shirt this day to show solidarity against bullying and cyber-bullying. Annually, the first Monday in October. For further information check out click for details.
  • - Traditionally, the Supreme Court's annual term begins on the first Monday in October and continues with seven two-week sessions of oral arguments. Between the sessions are six recesses during which the opinions are written by the justice. Ordinarily, all cases are decided by the following June or July.

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

  • | NATL - Government
    - The debate will take place at Longwood University in Farmville, VA

    The vice presidential debate will be divided into nine 10-minute segments.

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Oct 6-8, Denver CO. The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition.

    Each year, representing the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and diverse beers that make the U.S. the world’s greatest brewing nation.

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters first phase at 12:33 am, EDT.
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A fast 26.2-mile course attracts everyone from elite athletes to novice marathon runners from all 50 states and more than 120 foreign countries. Annually, the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend. For more information check out the website at click for details
  • | NATL - Government
    - The debate will take place at Washington University in St. Louis

    The second presidential debate will be a town meeting, where half of the questions will come from participants and the other from the moderator. The moderator's questions will be based on public interest topics determined via social media and other sources.

Monday, October 10th, 2016

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Observance of Columbus Day the second Monday in October. Commemorates the landfall of Columbus in the new world.

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A project of the Human Rights Campaign since 1988. On October 11, thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and their supportive allies celebrate National Coming Out Day. This day encourages LGBT individuals to come out and be honest about themselves. For additionally information checkout click for details

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

  • | NATL - Religious
    - Holiest Jewish observance. A day for fasting, repentance and atonement. Begins at sundown on Oct 11.
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - National Stop Bullying Day, which is referred to by some as, “Unity Day” is observed annually on the second Wednesday in October. This annual day is designed to bring awareness of the need to stand up against and put and end to bullying by classroom actives and school assembly presentations. For further information check out, click for details & click for details.

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

  • | 11:00am - 3:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, historic, antiques, anniversary
    - Join us on Saturday, October 15th, 2016 for a celebratory barbecue picnic!
    Enjoy Low Country cuisine, festive music, and special tours on the grounds of one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in America.
    Take a tour of this magnificent historic house, explore the gardens and various outbuildings, and have fun playing games and activities for families.  Also, sign-up for an exclusive afternoon event benefitting Millford and go behind-the-scenes to experience up-close the architecture and art that makes this magnificent place a Taj Mahal of the South.
    Millford Plantation
    7320 Millford Plantation Road Pinewood SC 29125
    Julie Smith 212.369.4460
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Sweetest Day originated in Cleveland, Ohio in 1922. Herbert Birch Kingston, a philanthropist and candy company employee wanted to bring happiness into the lives of the sick, orphans, shut-ins and others who were forgotten by distributing candy to them. Thus, Sweetest Day was born. Today is the day to do something nice for someone that will make him or her say, "Oh, that's so sweet!" Annually, the third Saturday in October.

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - The October full moon. So called because the moon's full light in evening extends day's length for hunters.
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