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Community Events Calendar


Find information about upcoming events and opportunities taking place in our community. If you'd like to add your event to our calendar, please complete the form that can be found here: Add Our Event! If you'd prefer to email your event information, please contact us at  *Click the photos for more information!

Columbia Fireflies Holiday Lights from Nov 16-Dec 31

Fireflies Holiday Lights Returns November 16 Your favorite Midlands holiday tradition returns bigger and brighter for its second year at Segra Park this November and December! Walk through the winter wonderland that includes MORE lights, MORE activities, and more festive fun for the whole family. Tickets for all 2023 Holiday Lights dates are on sale now!

Holiday Lights on the River at Saluda Shoals from 11/22-12/31

Repeats every day until Sun Dec 31 2023. Thursday, November 23, 2023 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm The Midlands Largest Drive-Through Light Show! Experience the magic as Saluda Shoals Park comes alive in millions of sparkling lights. Journey through more than two miles of lights featuring colorful, animated light displays of all shapes and sizes! Create lasting family memories this year at Holiday Lights on the River.

Akoma Cares Cocoa and Cards

Akoma Cares Cocoa and Cards at the Richland Library Main on December 5th from 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Use the link to register.

Sensitive Santa at EdVenture in Columbia on Dec.6, 7, and 8!

Sensitive Santa will be at EdVenture Children’s Museum in Columbia on Dec. 6th, 7th, and 8th, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, but you must register soon! To register, go to their website at and then find the "Visit" tab, and click "Purchase Tickets" (tickets are free). Choose your preferred date on the calendar, then choose the Columbia location, and follow the prompts to get registered for this great experience!

Accessibility Morning with Santa at the SC State Museum!

Santa will be stopping by the museum on December 9th to meet with guests, so be sure to have your wish lists ready and bring your cameras to take a photo with our jolly friend during this event. General Admission to Accessibility Morning is Free for participants. Click the link to learn more.

Cayce Holiday Parade of Lights, Sat. Dec. 9th at 5:30 p.m.

Cayce Holiday Parade of Lights, Sat. Dec. 9th at 5:30 p.m.

SC State Museum's Accessibility Mornings

Each month the museum hosts a special morning designed for families of children, teenagers, young adults and adults who would benefit from a quieter, sensory-friendly and disability-adapted experience. Guests who are neurodiverse, autistic, or have other disabilities are welcome to participate in the activities such as open explorations of museum galleries, meet and greets, sensory shows, ASL interpreter services, sensory room, and more! Click "Go to Link" to register.

Sensory Nights at

Enjoy the museum in a sensory-friendly environment. Admission is free with advanced registration.

Able SC & The Comet offer V-Trip!

The V-TRIP program gives riders up to 150 miles a month, or $88 a month, to pay the friends, neighbors, or family living outside their household to drive them.

Affordable Connectivity Program

The Arc of South Carolina is working to help build awareness about the Affordable Connectivity Program, a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program. ACP helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more. Visit the link to learn more!

SC Partners in Policymaking

South Carolina Partners in Policymaking® is an innovative evidence-based leadership training program created to teach adults with disabilities and parents of young children with disabilities to Become agents of long-term change. Be active partners with policymakers whose decisions affect their future. Click the link to download the application.

Beaufort County disAbilities Resource Guide

Find information about resources, services, and opportunities for individuals with disabilities in the Beaufort County area.

2024 PB&J Competition at USC's Russell House on 1/13/2024

The Arc of South Carolina, the University of South Carolina, and AmeriCorps are coming together for our Annual PB&J Sandwich-Making Competition! When: Saturday, January 13, 2024 (9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or until supplies run out) Where: USC'S Ballroom #207, located on the 2nd floor of the Russell House at 1400 Greene St. Columbia, SC Learn more here: Volunteers & Participants Register here:

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