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Local life: Richland Library hosts free coffees during the summer holidays, celebrates Independence Day in the Midlands and much more!

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) — The Richland Library is hosting free summer vacation coffees at three different locations for kids and teens. Children and teens under 18 can get a free meal from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through August 12. These three Columbia locations include the Edgewood Library on Oak Street, the North Main branch on North Main Street, and the St. Andrew’s location on Broad River Road. Meals are on site and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Prime Time in the Parks is back for another summer in the capital. The free events for young people run until August 19.

A schedule of Columbia City events can be found below:

  • July 1
    • Community Event: Movie Night at the Park at Pinehurst Park, 2300 Pinehurst Road
  • July 8
    • Game Night Mania at Hyatt Park, 950 Jackson Avenue
  • July 15th
    • Community Event: Movie Night in the Park at Hyatt Park, 950 Jackson Avenue
  • 22nd of July
    • Teen Summer Party at Greenview Park, 6700 David Street
  • July 29
    • Community Event: Movie Night at the Park at Page Ellington Park, 2220 Gregg Street
  • 5 August
    • Teen Wildin’ Out Party at Pinehurst Park, 2300 Pinehurst Road
  • August 12
    • Badges and Parks Alliance Basketball Game, MLK Park, 2300 Greene Street
  • August 12
    • Community Event: Movie Night in the Park at Page Ellington Park, 2220 Gregg Street
  • August 19
    • Teen Summer Kickback at Hyatt Park, 950 Jackson Avenue

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) — There will be a children’s 4th of July parade in Camden this weekend. Children are invited to show their patriotic spirit by decorating their bicycles, scooters and wagons, and wearing their red, white and blue for the sixth annual Children’s 4th of July Parade. It begins Saturday, July 2 in downtown Camden at 10 a.m., with activities outside Camden Town Hall. You can watch the parade by parking on Rutledge Street. The event is free.

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) – The City of Lexington will also host its own Independence Day celebration this weekend. The 246th Army Band will play a concert, followed by a large-scale fireworks display. It begins this Friday at 7:30 p.m. The best viewing areas include the Icehouse Amphitheater, Main Street restaurants, Lexington Square Park and other downtown areas.

Richard Dement

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