See a Classic Musical! “Cabaret” at Koger Center for the Arts
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
The two of you will love hearing memorable songs and watching the cast perform this Tony-winning dramatic musical, set in Berlin in the 1930s. Cabaret is a classic production that any fan of musical theatre is sure to love! The story revolves around the Kit Kat Klub and its Emcee, Sally Bowles. It’s all about following your heart while the world loses its way. More here.
Roam the Grounds at Old McCaskill’s Farm
Take a trip to Old McCaskill’s and see firsthand what life is like on the farm! Take in the fresh air, visit with the goats, cows, horse, pigs, chickens and dogs that call this place home, then get her a gift from the Farm Store! If you go on a Friday, the two of you can enjoy Lunch on the Farm, a delicious, homemade, farm-to-table meal that starts at 11:30am. More here.
Calling all Married Couples – Win Big at “Bob Eubanks and The Not So Newlywed Game”!
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Eubanks, the charismatic host of the classic Newlywed Game show, takes to the stage at the Sumter Opera House to share stories and award great grand prizes! Eight married couples will be chosen at random from the audience to play in “The Not So Newlywed Game”, answer funny questions and test how well they know each other! Tickets here.
Make Some Memories on Lake Murray!
Take your special someone for a tour on the Spirit of Lake Murray, and let Cupid be your Captain! Lake Murray’s only dinner cruise yacht includes an on-board bar, climate-controlled cabins, outdoor observation decks, and large windows offering panoramic views of the sparkling waters. It’s the perfect place for couples to enjoy a spring night out on the lake, great food and live music! Valentine’s Day Cruise is sold out but there are still tickets available for the Sweetheart’s Dinner Cruise on Saturday, Feb. 16th! Addtional upcoming cruises include a St. Pat’s Sunset Dulcimer Dinner Cruise (March 16), where you’ll enjoy a classic Irish meal during sunset and music from “The Dulcimer Guy”! Sightseeing Saturday (March 24) is a lunch cruise with a full, fresh meal provided as you see all the beautiful sights that Lake Murray has to offer. The Easter Sunday Brunch cruise (April 1) is a great way to spend Easter Sunday, and features a full brunch menu. When you’re done cruising, you can enjoy live music on Lake Murray Deli’s Covered Lakeside Patio, during the Sunday Brunch & Concert Series along the water’s edge. The Easter Sunset Dinner (April 1) gives you a great way to spend quality time this Easter with your one and only, sailing against a perfect natural backdrop for photos and fellowship, and featuring a full dinner. Book here.
Bring your Beloved for a Bite with the Blowfish!
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
You and your baseball-loving partner will have a blast at this special Valentine’s Day Lunch with the Lexington County Blowfish Baseball players! From 12 – 1pm, enjoy a complimentary lunch and for dessert, sample the ballpark’s newest item for 2018 – Dippin’ Dots! Lunch will be held at The Stadium Club, in the Lexington County Baseball Stadium. To RSVP, call Blowfish on Main at 803-254-3474.More here.
Go Wild Together! Free Fridays at Riverbanks
Romance at Riverbanks! Strolling hand in hand, you’ll both marvel at this home to more than 2,000 animals, and at the lush, scenic botanical gardens. Make a day of it! Go on a Friday during the month of February, and receive free admission to the park!* More here.
*(For residents of Richland and Lexington counties. Valid driver’s license, property tax statement or vehicle registration as proof of residency required).
Making a Difference…Together
Volunteering together and making a difference in our community can be a memorable experience that you’ll both feel great about! Here are some ways to help: Serve hungry people at Harvest Hope Food Bank’s Emergency Food Pantries; volunteer to help run the concession stand at Colonial Life Arena during the USC Gamecocks Basketball Season; give your time at a local animal shelter, like PETSinc in West Columbia, and help with everything from walking dogs, to keeping the grounds beautiful, to socializing the cats and dogs in the shelter. More here.
Strolling arm in arm with your beloved on a beautiful day…the Midlands are full of scenic trails and beautiful parks in which to do just that. The Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park is a favorite path for casual walks, with its easy, paved trail and views of the river’s natural beauty, and benches to stop and take it all in. Saluda Shoals Park, on the Saluda River, provides a relaxing set of paved and unpaved walkways through wooded areas, for a more remote feeling. In downtown Lexington, Virginia Hylton Park provides a shady walking path with charming covered gazebos, picnic tables, koi pond, and flower gardens.
Go on a picnic!
Pack a blanket and commune with nature at one of these great picnic spots: Sesquicentennial State Park, known to locals as “Sesqui,” is a natural getaway amongst pine trees and nature trails. The park features several hiking trails and a lake that’s the perfect backdrop for outdoor dining, as well as picnic shelters. Dreher Island State Park is home to a variety of wildlife and wildflowers around Lake Murray. The park is made up of three islands linked to the mainland. Picnic tables and shelters are available. Community Park of Irmo: Home of the famous Okra Strut Festival, this park features an amphitheater, picnic shelters with BBQ grills, walking trails and more. The park’s tall trees provide lots of shade, and make for a comfortable picnicking area.
Discover Jazz Together
Pearlz Upstairz Lounge, located in the beautiful Congaree Vista, is a unique space that features live jazz and blues music from local and regional artists. Jazz bar serves popular hand crafted cocktails at its full service bar, and offers a carefully selected beer list. CMA Jazz on Main is a popular music program that offers a series of great jazz performances under the artistic direction of band leader Noel Freidline. Tickets are required. Since 2009, Chayz Lounge has hosted jazz and blues performers in a warm, relaxed atmosphere, at Nonnah’s in the Vista. You can even indulge in Nonnah’s delicious desserts before, during or after the show! Reservations are recommended.