5 Things to Do This May in Columbia SC

Columbia SC EventsNow that we are in the middle of May, you may be anticipating the coming of summer, the hot June and July months, and all that the warm weather brings. But, hold on a minute – May is a great month with tons to do as well!

Sure, we at Dick Dyer Toyota are looking forward to summer too but we’re not done with May yet! Check out our picks for some fun things to do during the remaining days in May:

Block Party at Lake Carolina: May 17th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM

This family friendly block party will be hosted in Lake Carolina on Lake Carolina Boulevard. Enjoy food like 2 Fat 2 Fly wings and Marco’s Pizza, music from The Boomers, a bouncy house, face painting, and more.

Forest Acres Festival: May 18th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Come to the AC Flora Athletic Field for the best free family festival of the year! Events include a free magic show, petting zoo, face painting, pony rides, games, live bands, and community performances. In addition, fresh fare from local restaurants will also be available for purchase. This year marks the 14th year of the Forest Acres Festival, with thanks to the Rotary Club which hosts the event.

Hansel and Gretel: May 24th at 6:00 PM and May 25th at 2:00 PM

Hosted by the USC Dance Conservatory, come to the Drayton Hall Theatre to experience this rendition of the classic ballet. The show will feature student dancers ranging in age from 3 to adult. USC Dance Conservatory director and an instructor choreographed the ballet and wrote the words for this version of Hansel and Gretel.

The Haynes 4th Saturday Bluegrass Series:  May 25th beginning at 4:30

Come to The Haynes Auditorium to see The Carolina Rebels and The Hinson Girls perform live. Admission is only $7 and you can enjoy an early jam session and open stage performances before the show.

Get Your Bid On, Silent Auction & Wine Tasting: May 30th from 6:00 to 10:00 PM

Put on by the Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center, this silent auction features tons of products and services to bid on as well as a variety of wines and appetizers to try from local restaurants. Tickets are priced at $25 a person.

See, May is a pretty exciting month after all! TO find out more about these events and to check out everything else going on during the month, visit http://www.columbiacvb.com/visitors/calendar-of-events/.

National Military Appreciation Month May 2013

Military Appreciation MonthMay of 2013 has arrived and while some are looking forward to warm weather and summer vacations, there is a much more important event to focus our attention on: National Military Appreciation Month.

The US armed forces risk their lives every day to uphold our freedoms and quality of life.  Military Appreciation Month is a time for everyone to say thank you for all of the sacrifices and hardships that the US military endure.

As the National Military Appreciation Month website states, “This month gives the nation a time and place on which to focus and draw attention to our many expressions of appreciation and recognition of our armed services.”

Dick Dyer Toyota supports the US military not only during the month of May but all year round as a proud supporter of Fort Jackson. In order to show that expression of appreciation and recognition, Dick Dyer Toyota proudly participates in the USAA Buying Program which provides lower prices on new and used cars, without negotiation.

In addition, the Service Department offers 10% off any parts or service to all military members. This discount is valid on any make or model, even if it wasn’t purchased at Dick Dyer Toyota.

Let us all take the month of May as a time to express our gratitude to the armed forces. For more information on Dick Dyer Toyota’s military discounts, please visit their website.