Saturday, January 29, 2011

Discount on My Gym

Today's Columbia Groupon gets you Lifetime Membership, Four Classes and Four Freeplays at My Gym Children's Fitness for just $39! That's a savings of more than $100. Instructors use gymnastics, music and dance to build children's strength and self-esteem. My Gym Children's Fitness has more than 200 locations worldwide. There are two in Columbia: Northeast Columbia and Lexington. If you are interested, get your Groupon today!

Free this Weekend: 1/29--1/31

Saturday, January 29

Morning of Puppets: 11:00 a.m., Southeast Regional Branch (RCPL).

Family Movie Time: 11:00 a.m., Lexington County Public Library (Main).

Celebration of Motherland Africa: 2:00 p.m., North Main Branch (RCPL). Come celebrate Black History Month and the beauty of Africa with food, music and dance.

Game On! Winter Games: 3:00 p.m., Cooper Branch (RCPL). Challenge your friends in Wii games. Ages 9-12. Call 787-3462 to register.

Family Storytimes:
10:30 a.m., Richland County Public Library (Main)
11:00 a.m., Northeast Regional (RCPL)
11:00 a.m., St. Andrews Regional (RCPL)
11:00 a.m., Cooper Branch (RCPL)
11:00 a.m., Sandhills Branch (RCPL)

Sunday, January 30
Guided Canoe Tour: 2:00 p.m., Congaree National Park. Ages 5 and up. Registration required: 776-4396. Do NOT leave a voicemail for reservations.

The Three Little Pigs Opera: 3:00 p.m., Richland County Public Library (Main). FBN Productions performs and operatic version of the classic tale.

Free Admission to Columbia Museum of Art

Monday, January 31

Pajamarama Storytime: 6:30 p.m., Southeast Regional Branch (RCPL). Wear your pajamas!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Discount on clothes from Bumble Boutique

Easter is coming, and those of you who plan ahead may be interested in today's Columbia Groupon: a $30 gift card to Bumble Boutique for only $15! Bumble Boutique is an upscale children's boutique located in Forest Acres, next to the Publix on Trenholm and Forest Drive. They carry smocked clothing, baby and children clothes, accessories, toys, and more! It doesn't expire until July 27, 2011, so grab one now for that perfect Easter dress or for picture-perfect clothes for your summer beach trip. Not valid on online purchase or on sale items.

Interested? Go to Groupon today!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Free this Week

Tuesday, 1/25/11

Art Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m., Ballentine Branch (RCPL): Self-directed art projects.

Reader's Theatre, 4:15 p.m., Cooper Branch (RCPL): Theatre group with Columbia Children's Theatre. Learn character development, acting skills, and have fun. Ages 9-12. Call 787-3462 to register.

Lego Madness, 6:30 p.m., Northeast Regional Branch (RCPL): create cities, robots, and more using LEGOS and other tools. Ages 6-12.

Astronomy Night, 6:30 p.m., Lexington County Public Library (Main): star gazing and telescope viewing (weather permitting); talk led by Lexington High School Astronomy Instructor Bob Carroll. Ages 12 and up. Call 785-2684 if you have questions.

Wednesday, 1/26/11

Teen Time--Pizza and Puzzles, 4:00 p.m., Batesville-Leesville Branch (LCPL). Ages 6-12.

Family Storytimes:
10:30 a.m., Richland County Public Library, Main
10:30 a.m., Southeast Regional (RCPL)

Thursday, 1/27/11

Afternoon of Puppets, 4:00 p.m., Richland County Public Library (Main).

Scrapbooking workshop for Teens, 5:00 p.m., Cayce West Columbia Branch (RCPL). Bring your own pictures and pages. Grades 6-12. Call 791-6791, ext. 5, to register.

Books and Beyond, 4:00 p.m., Gaston Branch (LCPL). K5-5th grade. Call 791-3208 for more information.

Friday, 1/28/11

Free Admission to Riverbanks Zoo

Teen Time: Amazing Race, 4:00 p.m., South Congaree-Pine Ridge Branch (LCPL). Race to compete in various contests: food, trivia and relay. Call 785-3050 for more information.

Family Storytimes:
10:30 a.m., Richland County Public Library (Main)
11:00 a.m., Ballentine Branch (RCPL)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Kids Books at a Great Price

I'm excited about today's Columbia Groupon: $7 for $15 worth of used books at Books Revisited! I've never been to Books Revisited, but I'm excited to learn that we have a used book store in Columbia. I love the idea of reselling used books--it saves money, saves trees, and saves space in our landfills. And according to thier website, all children's books are $2--something every budget-minded parent should be thrilled about! Want even more savings? Gather up your old books and they will give you store credit for them!

If this sounds like a good deal to you, head over to Groupon to get a $15 gift card for $7!