Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sesquicentennial Park

Admissions: $2 adults; $1.25 SC seniors; age 15 & younger free
Office Hours: 11 am-noon & 4-5pm
Days and Hours of Operation: M-Su 8am-6pm (extended from 7am to 9pm during Daylight Savings Time)
Driving Directions: From I-20: Take exit 74. Turn left onto Hwy 1 (Two Notch Rd.), travel N 3 mi, park will be on the right. From I-77: Take exit 17. Go N. on Hwy 1 (Two Notch Rd.), for 2 mi. Park will be on the right. (turn left if traveling I-77 Southbound turn left onto Hwy 1; or turn right if traveling I-77 northbound)
Lake Location: Yes
Miles to Nearest Hospital: 12
Miles to Nearest Town: 13
Miles to Nearest Grocery Store: 1

Monday, July 6, 2009

Request Favorite Songs for Saturday

Send in your requests for the songs you would like to hear at the Saturday Dinner/Dance!

Send you request via email:
or text Adrianne: (803) 231-9517

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Congaree Walks and Talks

Congaree National Park

SC Governor's Mansion Tour

Governor's Mansion Tour

Ghosts and Legends Tour of Columbia

Ghosts & Legends Tour of Columbia

Tours Thurs - Sat
8:00 PM

Duration: 90 minutes ~ Distance: 1 mile

Adult: $18.00 ~ Child (8-14): $10.00 Children Under 8: Free

Columbia Marionette Theatre

Performances every Saturday 11 AM and 3 PM

April 11 through August 15

Join Pinocchio on his adventures as he seeks fame and fortune as a performer, travels to the mysterious Isle of Joy, and rescues his father from the inside of a whale!

Columbia Marionette Theatre

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Richland County Library

The Richland County Public Library located downtown Columbia

Caroliniana Library

The Caroliniana Libary

The State Museum

Plan to see the African American History Exhibit
at the State Museum located downtown Columbia!


  • Open: Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sundays 1- 5 p.m.
  • Open: Mondays - Memorial Day through Labor Day
  • Closed: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day


  • Adults 13 - 61: $7.00
  • Seniors 62 & over: $5.00
  • Children 3-12: $3
  • Infants 2 and under: FREE
  • The military discount is $1 off

Block Buster exhibits have an additional admission charge. See Calendar!

Click here to find out how to get $1 off general admission!

Groups (10 or more guests)

  • Adults (13 - 61): $6.00
  • Seniors (62 & over): $4.00
  • Children (3 -12): $2.00
  • Infants (2 and under): FREE
Interested in an educational program or tour? Click Here.
The State Museum cannot admit unaccompanied children under 13 years of age.

Columbia Events at J-V Reunion Time

Check out the Calendar of Events to see other activities you might like while here for the J-V Reunion. The Columbia Museum of Art exhibit is detailed below

Cleve Gray: Man and Nature
June 26, 2009 - September 27, 2009 Times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; Friday 10 am - 9 pm; Sunday 1 - 5 pm
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Phone: (803)799-2810
Admission: $5 adults, $2 students, $4 military, $4 senior citizens, Free on Saturdays, And Free for Museum members and children 5 and under

A 30-year retrospective of noted American painter Cleve Gray, will be on view at the Columbia Museum of Art. The exhibition illustrates the full progression of Gray's practice as he developed his signature gestural style between 1970 and 2004, the year he died. Man and Nature is the first comprehensive touring exhibition of Gray's work and is the only museum exhibition to date to focus on his mature abstraction. The 47 paintings in the show follow the development of the artist's color-based abstractions, forged out of introspection, his responses to his extensive travels and his deep understanding of European and American modernism and Asian sources.

Free Movies in Finlay Park!

Movies in the Park 2009
June 12, 2009 - August 14, 2009 Times: 8 pm
Location: Finlay Park
Phone: (803) 261-1742

Check out the Calendar to see the movies playing.

Movies in the Park will feature a different current family movie every Friday night! This is a great community event that is in its 6th year. There will be free popcorn and drinks provided for everyone!

Movies will begin at sunset. Please bring a blanket or chairs for sitting on the grassy area in front of the stage. Please no pets, alcohol or glass containers. Picnics are welcome.

Edventure Museum for Children

The Edventure Museum is located in downtown Columbia right next to The State Museum.
They have some great things going on while you are here for the reunion.

Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.

Open Mondays after Memorial Day and all federal holidays.

Children: $6.95 (ages 12 and under)
Adults: $8.95
Members: Free
Children under one: Free
Blooming Butterflies: $3.00 plus admission - members free!

Family Nights

The second Tuesday of every month, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. $1.00 per person for general admission, and just $3.00 each to also visit Blooming Butterflies!


211 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Tel: 803 779 3100
Fax: 803 779 3144

Check out the Calendar. Click here

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

UPDATE: Hotel Information

2009 Johnson-Vance Reunion
Hotel Information!
Reserve your room as soon as you can.

Comfort Suites
1540 Daulton Drive Rate: $88.80
Columbia, SC 29223 Ask for the Sales Manager, Rebecca Reeves
(803) 678-4266 and tell her you coming for the Johnson-Vance

In-door swimming pool, Wifi/High speed internet, microwave, refrigerator in each room.

Continental Breakfast included (7am-10am)
I-HOP is also in walking distance if you prefer to meet for breakfast there. More to come on that.

Other nearby Restuarants: Fazoli, Outback, Hooters, Chili's.

This information will now be mailed to those who do not have email and who do not reply. Please let me know that you received this so we can save on postage.