2017 Total Solar Eclipse – Blythewood Events

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Monday, August 7, 2017, 5:30-7:00pm

Venue: Richland Library, 218 McNulty St., Blythewood

Tips for Photographing an Eclipse

Learn how to get the best shots of a solar eclipse from photographer Eric Glenn. FOR ADULTS AND TEENS

Thursday, August 10, 2017, 3:00-4:00pm

Venue: Richland Library, 218 McNulty St., Blythewood

Solar Opposites

Join us as we read stories about the sun and the moon, then make a craft that is simply out of this world! FOR AGES 6-12. *Requires Registration: Please click here to sign up or call 803-691-9806.

Saturday, August 12, 2017, 10:30-11:30am

Thursday, August 17, 2017, 3:00-4:00pm

Venue: Richland Library, 218 McNulty St., Blythewood


Join us to learn all about eclipses and make a craft that will put you in orbit! FOR AGES 3-12. *Requires Registration: Please click here to sign up or call 803-691-9806.

Thursday, August 17, 2017, 7:30pm

Venue: Blythewood Historical Society & Museum, 100 McNulty St., Blythewood

Eclipses in Blythewood History

Join the Blythewood Historical Society for a discussion of solar eclipses visible in our town over the years. Bob Wood will try to reconstruct each eclipse based on our resi-dents and businesses at the time and on our weather each day. But more importantly the talk will give us insights into what Blythewood was like at different points in its history. What was our area like during the total eclipse of the Revolutionary War? How prosperous was Blythewood during the near-total eclipse of 1834? How about the total eclipse George Y. Langford & Sons saw in 1900? How about Roger Wilson’s near-total eclipse in 1951? Do you remember trying to find x-ray film for the near-total eclipse of 1970? Or did you have to poke a hole in a shoebox? Members and their guests are invited.

Friday, August 18, 2017, 3:00-5:00pm

Venue: Richland Library, 218 McNulty St., Blythewood

Moonlight Matinee

Watch the movie “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” featuring Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming and a solar eclipse. FOR ALL AGES

Monday, August 21, 2017, 12:00-4:00pm

Venue: Doko Meadows Park, Blythewood

Shred in the Dark in the Park

Help protect yourself from identify theft and fraud by securely shredding personal documents you no longer need. You will also be doing your part to help the environment, as all paper collected will be recycled. (During the totality is a great time to shred those super secret docs!) This is a FREE event for the community provided by Mid Carolina Credit Union. The shred truck will be located at the park from Noon until 4:00pm or until the truck fills up. Four-box limit per person. www.midcarolinacu.com

Monday, August 21, 2017, 12:00-4:00pm

Venue: Doko Meadows Park, Palmetto Citizens Amphitheater, Blythewood

Moondoggled! An Eclipsing Battle of the Bands

Join us for the best viewing site in Blythewood for the historic 2017 Total Eclipse. Blythewood Chamber member, Freeway Music, is organizing this event in partnership with the Blythewood Chamber.  Five area bands will be competing for a $500 Grand Prize by playing 15-20 minute sets of their own mix of music that must include at least one song involving the sun or moon (such as Total Eclipse of the Heart, etc.). The competition will take place between 1:30pm and 3:30pm. Food trucks will be setting up by lunch time so come early, grab a bite and get a good seat!

The bands will take a break as the eclipse enters totality but don’t worry, we’ll be playing just the right songs over the sound system to enhance your experience. Can you guess what they will be?


Monday, August 21, 2017, 12:00-3:00pm

Venue: Camp Discovery, 208 Claude Bundrick Rd., Blythewood

Picnic and Solar Eclipse Viewing

Families and friends are invited to spend the solar eclipse with us and enjoy a unique viewing experience of the solar eclipse in the wide-open fields of Camp Discovery.
Join us for a traditional picnic, you bring your picnic lunch and we bring the water-melon. Learn about daytime versus nighttime animals as we explore the different ways that animals adapt to their night or day environment. Children will make and take a craft commemorating the special day. Then let’s view the historic event together!
Bring your nature journal and record your observations of the solar eclipse as it unfolds. After the eclipse, we will gather around the old pecan trees, savor the taste of cold watermelon, and reflect on the experience.
Eclipse viewing glasses will be provided. Spaces are limited and pre-registration is required. To learn more or to register now, visit www.campdiscoverysc.org.

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