There’s always a fun event coming up on COR’s calendar. COR hosts networking and social events throughout the year to help you continue to grow personally and professionally. In addition to our annual signature event Time for Art, we regularly host Table for Six, Activate, and Connect events. Volunteer opportunities are also ongoing, year round opportunities to be involved.

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November 2021

Time to Give

November 11, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Junction 800, 800 Gervais Street
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$45 – $65

Columbia Opportunity Resource’s (COR) is proud to announce the return of their signature event…Time to Give! Formerly Time For Art, this affair celebrates the Midlands arts, our local nonprofit organizations, and business communities through a unique silent auction where attendees bid with volunteer hours instead of dollars to claim their item once their service hours are completed. Please make plans to join us on Thursday, November 11th from 6-11 pm at Junction 800 in the heart of The Vista. This…

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January 2022

Table for Six- “Cola on the Move”

January 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ratio, 566 Spears Creek Church Road
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$40 – $45

An evening of dinner and conversation around Columbia's growth and future. Table for Six is a networking dinner hosted by Columbia Opportunity Resource that connects aspiring leaders with seasoned executives and influencers in the community over a shared meal at a local restaurant.  At each table, an established leader hosts five guests and guides discussion on a selected topic.  This event affords guests unique opportunities to build relationships with local persons of influence. This event will focus on leaders who…

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February 2022

COR Connections at Studio Fire

February 5 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Studio Fire, 3000 Rosewood Dr suite 6
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Due to an unexpected snow day on January 22nd, this event has been rescheduled to February 5th at 9:45AM. Kick off the New Year with members at Studio Fire Columbia with a morning of movement and community.⁠ ⁠ Tickets: $15 // includes hot yoga class and a smoothie from The Well Cafe ⁠ ⁠ COR Connections are members only insider experiences to deepen connections within our organization.⁠ ⁠ Bring your yoga mat and arrive 5-10 minutes early. Want to connect…

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Volunteer with Camp Cole

February 19 @ 9:00 am
Camp Cole, 1571 Crossing Creek Road
Eastover,SCUnited States
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Camp Cole is a fully accessible camp and retreat facility for children facing serious illnesses and other physical, mental and emotional health or life challenges. COR will be assisting the Camp Cole staff with various outdoor tasks/activities from 9:00 AM to Noon. Please wear warm, comfortable clothing. Specific volunteer tasks and activities will be listed at a later time. Sign up to volunteer here: Camp Cole Volunteer

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Volunteer at the Mardi Gras Festival

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
City Roots, 1005 Airport Blvd
Columbia,South Carolina
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Columbia's annual Mardi Gras Festival and parade will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at City Roots Farm in downtown Columbia’s historic Rosewood neighborhood. The event offers 12 bands, 3 stages, Mardi Gras Parade, beers, food trucks and more from 10:00am- 6:00pm. COR volunteers will work the check-in, and beer chip sales tables. Volunteers will receive 2 beer tokens and free admission.   Please sign up to volunteer for a shift via this link.

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April 2022

Volunteer at The Columbia Food and Wine Festival

April 3 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street
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The Columbia Food and Wine Festival is a one-of-a-kind gastronomical journey through Columbia’s finest plates and pours. Join us at the historic Robert Mills House and Gardens along with over 40 of your favorite restaurants, breweries, wines, and more! When: Sunday, April 2, 2022 from 12- 4PM Where: Historic Robert Mills House & Gardens COR volunteers will be stationed at beer and wine pouring stations and will receive free entry to the festival for volunteering ($65 value)⁠ Sign up to…

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Activate- Books & Brews

April 9 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WECO, 626 Meeting Street
West Columbia,SC29169
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Remember the days of excitement around a book fair in elementary?  Well we're bringing back that joy with a "grown up book fair" at WECO Biergarten on April 9th.  Come out and enjoy a day with COR while you sip brews and shop with Odd Birds Books. This event is open to the public and free to attend.

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Table for Six- Bridging the Gap: Education & Innovation

April 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Strudel Shop, 1237 Washington Street
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Our next Table for Six dinner will focus on bridging the gap within education & innovation with local leaders in our region.  The evening will kick off at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, April 19th with drinks and conversation at downtown's newest addition, The Strudel Shop.  Guests will receive two complimentary drinks and dinner with a local leader at their table of choice. Tickets are $30 for COR members // $35 for non-members Get My Ticket Meet your table hosts: Laura…

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WeCo Kinetic Derby Day- Volunteer Opportunity

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

On Saturday, April 23, 2022, the streets of West Columbia will be filled with art, soapbox racing, and an obstacle course with thousands of people gathering together for the third annual Kinetic Derby Day. The event spurs creative thinking, competition, and family fun as teams come together to build unusual vehicles and awe-inspiring art installations. The day begins with soapbox cars taking over the massive hill on Meeting Street to race in adult and children divisions. After the traditional side-by-side…

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May 2022

COR Connections- Midlands Gives Member Celebration

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Pastor’s Study, 1633 Main Street Suite 100
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Celebrate a day of giving on May 3rd aka Midlands Gives Day.   On the first Tuesday of May, an 18 hour giving challenge begins for local non-profits and organizations to raise funds for their programs for the year.   This year, we would like to celebrate another year of "connecting Columbia" and a day of growing our organization. Meet fellow members for an evening of networking, refreshments and an opportunity to take a complimentary professional headshot for your personal…

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