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Today is February 18, 2019
Lexington, SC 29072

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Monday, February 18th, 2019

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - President's Day observes the birthdays of George Washington (Feb 22nd) and Abraham Lincoln (Feb 12). With the adoption of the Monday Holiday Law (which moved the observance of George Washington's birthday from Feb 22 to the third Monday in February), some of the specific significance of the event was lost and added impetus was given to the popular description of that holiday as President's Day as a day to honor all former presidents of the US, though the federal holiday is still Washington's Birthday. Annually, the third Monday in February.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - February 18, 1930, Pluto was discovered by astronomer Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory at Flagstaff, AZ. It was given the name of the Roman god of the underworld. It was considered the ninth planet of the solar system until 2006, when astronomers reclassified it as a dwarf planet.
     
           

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

  • - February 19, 1945. Beginning at dawn, the landing of 30,000 American troops took place on the barren 12-square-mile island of Iwo Jima. Initially there was little resistance, but 21,500 Japanese stood ready underground to fight the last man to protect massive strategic fortification linked by tunnels.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 10:53 AM, EST.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - So called by Native American Tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because this time of year sees heavy snow falls. Also called Hunger Moon because of the meager hunting at this time of winter.
     
           

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

  • | 6:30pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, dinner theatre, 'radio' comedy, melodrama
    - Join us once more in the 1940s for the entertainment of the era. Be our studio audience as we broadcast new comedy and melodrama over the airwaves to our listening audience at home. Break out your vintage glad rags, if you care to!
    Formal, vintage, or just fun-for-you costumes encouraged,but not required!
    $40 per person for show and 3-course meal.
    Beef Tips or Rosemary Chicken. Veggie/Vegan by request.
    Seating at 6:30 p.m.
    Feb 1, 2, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 22, 23.
    Matinee show Feb 24 1:30 p.m. seating, $20 per person).

    Plates & Plots Dinner Theatre
    101 Summer Duck Trail - Ste C Lexington SC 29072
    Plates & Plots Dinner Theatre 864.832.7568 platesandplots@yahoo.com

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

  • | 6:30pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, dinner theatre, 'radio' comedy, melodrama
    - Join us once more in the 1940s for the entertainment of the era. Be our studio audience as we broadcast new comedy and melodrama over the airwaves to our listening audience at home. Break out your vintage glad rags, if you care to!
    Formal, vintage, or just fun-for-you costumes encouraged,but not required!
    $40 per person for show and 3-course meal.
    Beef Tips or Rosemary Chicken. Veggie/Vegan by request.
    Seating at 6:30 p.m.
    Feb 1, 2, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 22, 23.
    Matinee show Feb 24 1:30 p.m. seating, $20 per person).

    Plates & Plots Dinner Theatre
    101 Summer Duck Trail - Ste C Lexington SC 29072
    Plates & Plots Dinner Theatre 864.832.7568 platesandplots@yahoo.com

Sunday, February 24th, 2019

  • | 6:30pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, dinner theatre, 'radio' comedy, melodrama
    - Join us once more in the 1940s for the entertainment of the era. Be our studio audience as we broadcast new comedy and melodrama over the airwaves to our listening audience at home. Break out your vintage glad rags, if you care to!
    Formal, vintage, or just fun-for-you costumes encouraged,but not required!
    $40 per person for show and 3-course meal.
    Beef Tips or Rosemary Chicken. Veggie/Vegan by request.
    Seating at 6:30 p.m.
    Feb 1, 2, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 22, 23.
    Matinee show Feb 24 1:30 p.m. seating, $20 per person).

    Plates & Plots Dinner Theatre
    101 Summer Duck Trail - Ste C Lexington SC 29072
    Plates & Plots Dinner Theatre 864.832.7568 platesandplots@yahoo.com
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA. 91st annual Honoring film achievements of the previous year. Televised live on ABC, with Jimmy Kimmel scheduled to host.
     
           

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

  • - A 1,210-pound bomb packed in a van exploded in the underground parking garage of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 (mostly from smoke inhalation). The powerful blast left a crater 200 feet wide and several stories deep. The cost for damage to the building and disruption of business for the 360 companies with offices in the Center exceeded $591 million. Fifteen people - the fundamentalist Muslim cleric Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman and 14 of his followers were indicted for the bombing. Rahman was given a life sentence, and the others received prison terms of up to 240 years each.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters Last Quarter phase at 6:27 AM, EST.
     
           

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to recognize chili as an American staple and to celebrate our love for a great bowl of red-- especially in the cold winter months. Annually, the last Thursday in February.
     
           

Friday, March 1st, 2019

  • - On March 1, 1872, the first area in the world to be designated a national park, most of the Yellowstone is in Wyoming, with small sections in Montana and Idaho. It was established by an act of Congress.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - An “unofficial” National holiday is celebrated on the first Friday in March. This day honors the value and dedication of the professional salesperson as well as the hard work that they perform.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - It is one month of the year to take the time to recognize our country's everyday heroes who give their time to help people in need. Presidential Proclamation for Red Cross Month issued each year for March since 1943.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday (or near)! Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too! Incorporate these guides and activities to celebrate reading with young people!
     
           

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

  • - Join us for the FREE Midlands Kids Fest & Summer Camp Fair! In its 6th year, the Kids Fest presented by Absolute Total Care is your one-stop shop to the best family products, services, resources, and summer camps! We will also have the Midlands Children's Business Fair onsite so come out and support our young entrepreneurs!

    Kids can enjoy free bounce houses, face painting, photo booth, community stage, character meet & greets, laser tag, balloon animals, crafts, and much more. Sponsor and vendor opportunities are available. For more information, email contact@touchofmagicsc.com.
    Jamil Shrine Temple
    206 Jamil Road Columbia SC 29210
    Sarah Williams 843.936.1510 contact@touchofmagicsc.com
  • | 10:00am - 3:00pm | Shopping
    - Come support 20 young entrepreneurs ages 6-14 showcasing their very own businesses! Check out their unique crafts and products. This event will be held inside the popular 6th Annual Midlands Kids Fest & Summer Camp Fair!

    CALLING ALL KIDS! If you have a great business idea, apply here: click for details

    BUSINESSES! Sponsor opportunities are now available. Support your area youth and help us inspire their inner entrepreneurship! For more information, contact CBFMidlands@gmail.com.
    Jamil Shrine Temple
    206 Jamil Road Columbia SC 29210
    Sarah Williams 843.936.1510 cbfmidlands@gmail.com
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - 47th running of "The Last Great Race on Earth"* (first run March 3, 1973). 1000 miles through Alaskan Wilderness from Anchorage to Nome, AK along the historic Iditarod Trail.
     
           

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Last feast before Lent. Although Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday, literally) is properly limited to Shrove Tuesday, it has come to be popularly applied to the preceding two weeks of celebration. Celebrated especially at New Orleans, LA, Mobile, AL and certain Mississippi and Florida cities. State holiday in Louisiana.
     
           
  • - On March 5, 1770, a skirmish between British troops and a crowd at Boston, MA, became widely publicized and contributed to the unpopularity of the British regime in the colonies before the American Revolution. Five men were killed and six more were injured by British troops commanded by Captain Thomas Preston.
     
           
  • - March 5, 1933 – On his first full day in office, President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed a national "Bank Holiday" to help save the nation's faltering banking system.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Food lovers pick this day to enjoy these round, sugarcoated, fruit-filled, Polish pre-Lenten pastries, pronounced "poonch-kee," available in bakers nationwide. Paczki coincides with Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday.
     
           

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Marks the beginning of Lent. Forty weekdays and six Sundays (Saturday considered a weekday) remain until Easter Sunday. Named for the use of ashes in ceremonial penance.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On March 6, 1836, the anniversary of the fall of the Texan fort, the Alamo. The siege, led by Mexican general Santa Anna, began Feb 23rd and reached its climax March 6th, when the last of the defenders was slain. Texans, under General Sam Houston, rallied with the war cry "Remember the Alamo" and, at the Battle of San Jacinto, April 21st, defeated and captured Santa Anna, who signed a treaty recognizing Texas's independence.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 11:03 AM, EST.
     
           

Friday, March 8th, 2019

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to honor women, especially working women. Said to commemorate an 1857 march and demonstration of New York, NY, by female garment and textile workers.
     
           

Sunday, March 10th, 2019

  • | 3:00pm - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Concert, Barbershop, A Capella
    - Join Heart of Columbia for a short concert as we prepare for our annual contest! It will be a great afternoon of music and fun. Please visit click for detailstofcolumbia for more information.
    Pilgrim Lutheran Church
    1430 N Lake Dr Lexington SC 29072
    Jackie Wiggins Kaminer 803.602.4HOC HeartofColumbiaChorus@gmail.com
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Daylight Saving Time Begins at 2AM. Standard time in each zone is advanced one hour from 2 AM on the second Sunday in March until 2 AM on the first Sunday in November (except where state legislatures provide exemption.) Many use the popular rule "spring forward, fall back" to remember which way to turn the clocks.
     
           

Monday, March 11th, 2019

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - March 11th, since 1999, a day for employees to "lie down and be counted" in support of napping at the work place! This day occurs on the Monday following the advent of daylight savings time.
     
           

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to celebrate Pi! The ratio of a circle's circumference to it's diameter. Since the mathematical constant is about 3.14, March 14 became the day to observe it.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters First Quarter Phase at 6:27 AM, EDT.
     
           

Sunday, March 17th, 2019

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the world observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green.
     
           

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Spring begins today in the northern hemisphere with the vernal equinox at 5:58 PM, EDT. Daylight length is virtually the same everywhere today. 12 hours & 8 minutes.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - So called by the Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because at this time of year there are signs of earthworms as the ground thaws in preparation for spring. March's full moon.
     
           

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - To celebrate puppies for all the joy they bring to our lives! Adopt one today!
     
           

Monday, March 25th, 2019

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Annual day honoring the heroic recipients of the Medal of Honor, the highest award that can be given by the president.
     
           

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Friday, March 29th, 2019

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day recognizing those very special husband-and-wife business owner teams.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Mar 29, 1848 a massive assemblage of ice blocks formed upstream of Niagara Falls late on Mar 29th and by midnight had stopped water flow over the falls. The ice jam held until April 1st when the waters of Lake Erie punched through and things got back to normal.
     
           

Monday, April 1st, 2019

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - April Fools' Day is celebrated every year on 1 April by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Apr. 1-30. This crucial month is designed to educate Americans about cruelty and to urge them to report instances of violence toward animals.
     
           

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Anniversary of when Beatles held the top 5 positions of the Billboard Hot 100.
     
           

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Saturday, April 6th, 2019

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Celebrated across the country to raise awareness for efforts to protect children.
     
           
  • - April 6th, 1917. Congress approved a declaration of war against Germany and the US entered WWI, which had begun in 1914. The US "doughboy" landed in France June 25, 1917.
     
           

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 1866 American diplomat Henry Bergh sought to end animal cruelty through the creation of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - Matthew Galbraith Perry, negotiator of the first treaty between US and Japan.
     
           

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