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With the 2020-2021 flu season underway, Richland Library is once again partnering with Walgreens to host free flu shot clinics at several of our locations.

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South Carolina State University is partnering with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) to offer free drive-thru COVID-19 testing to the university and Orangeburg community. Testing will be available every Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. …

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Join Richland Library as we feature a James Beard Award winner and renowned chef during Let's Talk Race: A Conversation with Culinary Historian Michael Twitty from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Thursday, November 12. Please register at richlandlibrary.com or call 803-799-9084 to attend this online progr…

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Calling all ghouls and goblins! EdVenture is pleased to announce Spooky Saturdays, coming this October to EdVenture’s Columbia location. (211 Gervais Street) Join us on select Saturdays in October for healthy and safe Halloween fun for the whole family; featuring spooky science shows, pumpki…

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Make tracks to Riverbanks for eight nights of safe, family-friendly fun when Boo at the Zoo returns Friday, October 23 – Friday, October 30. A limited number of timed tickets are available each evening and should be purchased in advance as most nights will sell out.

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The Lourie Center will host its annual Fall Festival on October 30 and we want you to be a part of the fun! We will be making some BIG changes this year to adapt to the "new normal" and allow for social distancing. For the first time ever, the Lourie Center Fall Festival will be an outdoor, …

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The Columbia Museum of Art announces a series of exciting purchases in the past year of works by contemporary African American artists — Sanford Biggers, Kwame Brathwaite, Elizabeth Catlett, Sam Middleton, and Winston Wingo — that add significantly to its collection.

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The Elizabeth Dole Foundation and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have launched an emergency respite care fund for the family caregivers of wounded, ill, and injured veterans. The program, Respite Relief for Military and Veteran Caregivers, will provide non-medical, no-cost, professional…

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Prisma Health has launched an aggressive systemwide flu-vaccination campaign with reduced-cost flu vaccinations being offered throughout its physician offices, hospitals, mobile clinics, community outreach, business-health sites or additional flu-vaccine events in 11 counties across the Midl…

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The culture of black women wearing hats to church and for occasions has a rich history in the black community. Hat wearing was deemed as one of the indications of rise and giving rise to others among black women. Author Christopher Davis pens a new narrative of such culture.

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Zion Baptist Church’s Annual Friends and Family Day will be on September 27, at 11:00 a.m. The theme for Family and Friends Day is “Family and Friends Faithfully Serving God.” The supporting scripture is Proverbs 3:3-4.

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In October, Prisma Health will be protecting families in the Midlands by providing free flu shots. From October 3 - 31, families in Richland, Lexington, Sumter and Kershaw counties can receive free flu shots at locations throughout the four counties. Richland One’s Lower Richland High School…

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Midlands Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery, PA is pleased to announce that Drs. Simonne Francis and Jenna Walters joined the practice as of September 2020.

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Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed September as Kinship Care Month. During this month SC DSS would like to take the time to recognize advocates who work tirelessly to provide assistance and services to kinship caregiving families.

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Benedict College and CVS Health today announced the launch of rapid COVID-19 testing on the College’s Columbia campus. CVS Pharmacists and pharmacy employees will staff the testing operation, which will be available at no cost to patients.

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A recent survey on Blackdoctor.org (BDO) revealed a staggering 58% of the respondents wouldn't take a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as it's available. In addition to 58% saying "no" to the vaccine, 22% reported they would take the vaccine, but had "concerns". In total, 80% of respondents eith…