It's time for 'The Buzz' again! Columbia Opportunity Resource let's you know what's 'famously hot' in Columbia, SC this week. Here are the highlights for Thursday, July 19 ' Wednesday, July 25:
Thursday, July 19

Are you a musical theater fan? Avenue Q is back, live on the stage at Trustus Theatre.
Avenue Q is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment. It's the most original experience in the Midlands this summer. All tickets are $30. Get your tickets online!

The Columbia Blowfish are playing Thomasville tonight at Capital City Stadium. It's Thirsty Thursday, tickets are just 6 bucks and first pitch is at 7 p.m.
Friday, July 20

Need to run off some steam? Meet more Columbia-area runners tonight at 7:45 p.m. for the 2ndAnnual Safe in the City 5K Walk and Run. If you register in advance, walk
registration is $20 and 5K $25. It's $30 if you register on site.

Need some cold beer to cool you off in this Columbia heat? Reserve your ticket today and head over to Riverbanks Zoo on August 3 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for the famous Brew at the Zoo. Stroll through the zoo, sample a wide variety of imports, domestics and micros, listen to live music and encounter animals up-close. Food will be available for purchase.

Talking about the Zoo, tonight is Members' night. Riverbanks members can enjoy the
zoo for free at 6 p.m. tonight. Not a member? Join today.

Saturday, July 21
If you're into supporting local farmers, make your way to the All-Local Farmers' Market today. Located at 711 Whaley Street and open every Saturday from 8 a.m. ' 12 p.m., you'll find all-local produce, baked
goods, meat, crafts and more. The Farmers' Market also serves as a collection station for Harvest Hope Food Bank. Look for the marked container inside the market building!

It's Team Shaw appreciation night at the Capital City Stadium. The Blowfishare recognizing all members of Shaw Air Force Base throughout the night. Kids can play catch with the team on the field at 6 p.m. The Blowfish will play Gastonia at 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 22


The Chapin Community Theatre will perform the Little Princess this afternoon at Midlands Tech's Harbison Campus. Enjoy the uplifting story of a little girl banished and left to fend for her self. Showtime is 3 p.m.

Family fun is what summer is all about! Head over to Hyde Park July 29 ' 31 for the annual Hyde Park Community Days. The festival schedule will include live bands, a car show, a fire apparatus show, craft and food vendors, kids games, a playground, a moon walk and more!

Monday, July 23
If you're in a giving mood, meet the Red Cross tomorrow for a downtown blood drive. It will be taking place in the Capital Center building at 1201 Main Street, tomorrow between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Tuesday, July 24
Take me out to the ball game! The Columbia Blowfish play Wilson tonight at
Capital City Stadium. Catch the action and see the first pitch at 7 p.m. Don't forget your peanutsand cracker jacks!

It's Craft Bar Happy Hour tonight at the Columbia Museum of Art. Teens and adults can bring a craft and enjoy snacks and drinks.  Don't have a craft yet? You can get one
there!  Make sure you reserve your spot.

Wednesday, July 25
Think boys in wigs, makeup and high heels sound fun? Come see the contestants and donate to see your favorite crowned Pawmetto Lifeline's Mr. Canine Carolina! Join in the fun at Jillian'sat 7 p.m. tonight for what promises to be an evening full of laughs. 

Contributed by guest blogger Naomi Sargent, Communications and Events Coordinator at Columbia Opportunity Resource. COR is an innovative volunteer-based 501 (c)(3) community development organization focused on engaging and connecting a new generation of Columbians to make our region a better place to live, learn, work and play. Keep up with COR | Columbia Opportunity Resource on Facebook, Twitter (#TheBuzz) and their blog.