500 Wildlife Pkwy
Columbia, SC 29210
Book your room: The rooms are for the nights of Saturday, Aug. 19, through Monday, Aug. 21. They are in the Hampton Inn on the Lake at Harbison, 101 Woodcross Drive, Columbia, SC 29212. The room rate is $115 a night, plus 12 percent tax, with no extra charge for up to four people in a room. Rooms either have a king bed or two queens. Call the hotel directly at (803) 749-6999. Please reference the group code of CNP.
Sunday, Aug. 20. We’ll visit the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, which opens at 9 a.m. That evening we’ll have dinner with the Midlands Region at the Grecian Gardens Restaurant. Highlight will be a show-and-tell: We all can bring 3-5 of our favorite images from the year to share.
Monday, Aug. 21. Join Midlands Region members at the Glen Forest School in West Columbia, beginning at 11 a.m. It is a small private school with a large open athletic field that has a close-by air-conditioned gym, with bathrooms and an area with tables where we can sit to eat. There will be no problem shooting from the field since there are no buildings to interfere with line of view and shooting and no big crowds to deal with. The Midlands Region has order 50 pairs of glasses for eclipse watching.