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July 1 - July 7, 2019
City Council Meeting Cancelled |
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

The Columbia City Council will not meet on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 2 p.m.

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City's Bingo Senior Social &
Exercise Classes

The City of Columbia's Parks and Recreation Department host free Bingo Senior Socials and exercise classes that focuses on arthritis.

The classes are designed for those with limited mobility because of arthritis. Low-impact exercises, mostly while seated, allows arthritis sufferers to help improve flexibility through stretching. Learn more about the City's Bingo Senior Social & Exercise Classes.
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City Offices to Close in Observance of Independence Day

In observance of Independence Day, the City of Columbia offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2019.

All garbage and recycle routes will remain on schedule. Emergency police, fire and rescue services may be reached by calling 9-1-1.
Last Day to Apply for Art Along the Trail

The Columbia Art Center is accepting artists for its 2019 Art Along the Trail showcase at Riverfront Park until Monday, July 1, 2019.

To register or for more information, contact Brenda Oliver at 803-545-3093 or || .
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City’s Summer Movies Series at Earlewood Park

The City of Columbia’s Summer Movies Series will continue on Friday, July 5 with "BumbleBee” in the amphitheater at Earlewood Park, 1113 Recreation Dr.

Pre-show activities begin at 7:45 p.m. The movie will begin at sunset. | more |
Summer Concert Series at
Finlay Park

The City of Columbia’s Summer Concert Series will start on Saturday, July 6, 2019, with the "Pieces of A Dream” at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street.

The free Summer Concert Series will be held from 7 - 10 p.m. | more |
SCE&G will perform tree trimming activities along overhead utility lines in the following neighborhoods for the next two weeks:

Burton Height/ Standish Acres

Distribution Line Tree Trimming:

  • Heathwood Park Neighborhood
  • Shandon Neighborhood Council
  • Sherwood Forest Neighborhood
  • Shiloh Community Organization 
  • Kilbourne Park Neighborhood Association
  • Crosshill Neighborhood Association
  • Hampton-Wildcat Neighborhood
  • Heyward Park Neighborhood
These are updated each week !
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Pet of the Week: 
Ralph (ID# A256144)

Meet Animal Services’ new Pet of the Week, Ralph. He is a one-year old, orange and white, domestic short-hair cat. This guy adjusts quickly to change and is very sociable with other felines. Ralph is only a year old and still has his whole life ahead of him. 

This loving “furbaby” has already been neutered, micro-chipped, and is currently ready to meet her “furever” family. 

Visit other pets available for adoption at the Columbia Animal Shelter, 127 Humane Lane. Click | here | or call 803-776-PETS for more information.
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This Week in the City
| This Week in the City |, hosted by Public Relations, Media & Marketing Director Leshia Utsey, brings you an inside look at a few things going on in the City of Columbia. 

If you would like more information about the events shown in "This Week in the City" or other events taking place in the City of Columbia, please visit our | website |.
Planning Ahead

Trash the Poop
Wag-Along Wednesdays

Columbia Water’s Trash the Poop campaign is sponsoring all of the Columbia Fireflies’ “Wag-Along” Wednesday games for the 2019 season.

Columbia Water will be at the events with Trash the Poop trivia wheel (with prizes for correct answers!), and all dog owners will get a free Trash the Poop bag dispenser (filled with bags!).

July Trash the Poop at the Fireflies is Wednesday, July 10 & July 24. | more |
Columbia Police Department Yard Sale

Columbia Police Department will be having a Yard Sale on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 7 a.m. to Noon at Headquarters (1 Justice Sq.).

Alongside the yard sale the CPD Traffic Unit will be conducting Child Safety Seat Checks and SRO’s will be providing Child DNA Kits/Fingerprinting Kits.
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Pick me! SC: South Carolina’s Second Ever Statewide Adoption Event is here
Animal shelters and rescues across South Carolina are coming together to hold an awe-inspiring statewide adoption event  July 12-13, 2019.  This massive lifesaving mission is sponsored by Petco Foundation and is being organized by No Kill South Carolina. 
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Registration begins for 13 th Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and Mayor Pro Tem Tameika Isaac Devine announce that registration is now open for the 13th Mayor's Walk Against Domestic Violence on Saturday, Oct. 5 in Finlay Park.
News In Review

Donations Needed for 2019
Fan the Heat Program 

Columbia Police Chief W. H. “Skip” Holbrook announces that the Columbia Police Department is now accepting donations for the Annual ‘Fan the Heat’ Program.

In particular, CPD will be collecting air conditioning units, fans and financial contributions from now until Labor Day (September 2, 2019). *Air conditioning units are of greater need*
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City’s Recreational Swim
Season Schedule

Both Maxcy Gregg Pool and Greenview Pool will be open for recreational swimming on the following holidays: Independence Day (July 4) and Labor Day (Sept. 2) from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The recreational swim season will remain open until Monday, Sept. 2 (Labor Day).

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