EVENT DATE : September 27, 8:00PM
Firehouse Theatre

The storyline is about how family gatherings are hard enough without the ghost of one's dad showing up to add to holiday anxiety. It was written by Phil Olson and is directed by Glenn Farr. The show runs in Chapin through Oct. 6. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Call 803.240.8544 with questions.

EVENT DATE : October 9, 9:00AM
South Carolina State Fairgrounds

The South Carolina State Fair turns 150 years old this year. This Columbia-based event runs through Oct. 20, including food vendors, rides, contests and concerts. Admission varies by day; parking is $5. Call 803.799.3387 or see online details at SCStateFair.org. Since 1997, the fair has donated more than $3 million in scholarships for South Carolina students.

EVENT DATE : October 9, 9:00AM
Chapin Baptist Church

It's free admission to The Midland's only consignment sale for the whole family, including a huge selection of women and children's clothing, shoes, accessories, gear and toys. To become a consignor or volunteer and get into shop before the public at the Oct. 8 presale, email BackToTheRackSC@gmail.com.

EVENT DATE : October 10, 1:00PM
Lexington Medical Center

This event revolves around a support group for family members of those who are facing a life-threatening diagnosis. For more information, phone 803.791.2901. The group meets in on the ninth floor in the conference room of the main campus—North Tower.

EVENT DATE : October 12, 8:00AM
Lake Murray Public Park

The Dam Tri moves into its ninth season in 2019. This Sprinternational distance event provides a longer distance than a typical sprint tri and incorporates segments of the Lake Murray Dam. Athletes cycle over the dam four times and experience the amazing views from atop. See SouthCarolinaTriathlonSeries.com for information. This event is No. 13 of the South Carolina Triathlon Series.

EVENT DATE : October 12, 9:00AM
Jamil Shrine Temple

This Model Train and Vintage Toy Show will display toys, action figures, barbies, comics, baby toys, dolls, antique dolls, model trains, model platforms, model engines, diecast vehicles and video games collectibles through 160-plus vendor tables. There will be white elephant tables and free appraisals. Food is available. Admission is $5, and kids younger than 10 enter free. SouthCarolinaTradeShows.com

EVENT DATE : October 12, 4:00PM
Icehouse Amphitheater

Ticket includes a complimentary beer tasting glass, unlimited tastings and live music from Ryan Trotti. Advance tickets are $30, $40 the week of the event. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older. Tickets can be purchased at Old Mill Brew Pub for this rain or shine event. Proceeds benefit the Virginia Hylton Park Committee.

EVENT DATE : October 20, 9:00AM
Riverland Hills Baptist Church

Veritas will perform in Irmo at both the 9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. church services that morning. Coming from Nashville, the band members are Jeff Anderson, James Berrian, Andrew Goodwin, Jordan Johnson and Lucas Scott Lawrence. They play contemporary-classical, classical-crossover and adult contemporary music.

EVENT DATE : October 26, 11:30AM
1412 Richland St., Columbia

The Korean Festival organizers claim it's one of the fastest-growing cultural festivals in the Columbia community. It features dance, musical performances, taekwondo demonstrations, audience participation activities, cultural exhibits and children’s games. It also has Korean cuisine favorites, such as kimchi, kimbap and bulgogi. Admission for the event is free; tickets can be purchased for food and activities on-site.

EVENT DATE : October 27, 3:00PM
Lexington County Public Library

Join a book signing and discussion with Karen White, author of the sixth book in the Tradd Street series. Get the full scoop on the writing of The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street while having fun and being entertained through a little holiday magic as the story of Melanie and Jack continues.

EVENT DATE : October 30, 8:30AM
Lexington School District One

This seminar will look at the Civil War, broadly defined, the role Emancipation played in the matter and its effects on Reconstruction. The seminar is scheduled until 3 p.m. Register for this seminar online via Go.TeachingAmericanHistory.org.