EdStravaganza! Free tickets! You want ’em!

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Update: We have winners! Congratulations to Bryan and Mary Dell! Please check your email in a few minutes for details as to how to claim your tickets. Party on, kids!

The Shop Tart takes great pleasure in giving away tickets to things, because who doesn’t want to be that kind of fairy godmother? The awesomer the tickets, the more excited she gets! This time, she has TWO pairs of tickets to give away. TWO lucky Shop Tart readers will get to attend EdStravaganza, absolutely free, and they will each get to bring a friend.


From the press release (Please excuse the Shop Tart her laziness. She is tired from a day of traveling but wanted to get this one up before she went to bed!):

EdVenture Children’s Museum is proud to present EdStravaGanza on April 27 at 7 p.m. The museum’s largest fundraiser and one of Columbia’s premier charity events will return for another magical evening of play for adults, with creative activities, special performances and museum exploration.


Inquisitive minds are invited to embrace the power of play at tinkering stations throughout the museum, including light painting, spin art, martini mixing and designing art tiles that will become part of a huge mosaic created that night. Alternacirque, South Carolina’s premiere alternative circus, will return with mesmerizing body moves, tricks and spins. A tribal belly dancer, fire juggler, hoop spinner, stilt walker and aerialist will bring an atmosphere of magic and mystique to the evening. Other sideshows include face and body painting, caricatures and tarot card reading.

Fire juggler!

Music by DJ Chris Wenner, cocktails, hors d’ œuvres and special performances will be held throughout the museum.

Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased by phone at 803-400-1162 or online at www.edventure.org. Proceeds benefit EdVenture’s educational outreach and accessibility programs.

EdStravaGanza is presented by Wells Fargo. Additional support provided by TD Charitable Foundation, S-Mart, SCE&G, UPS, Enterprise and Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC.

So. You in? Leave a comment on this post. Any comment! Really! Anything at all! That’s how you enter. Two winners will be chosen at random on Thursday, April 25th, some time after lunch. Good luck!


And where is the Shop Tart this week? Well, she left town at 3:30 am, drove to Charleston and got on a plane to Miami, then hopped another plane to Port au Prince, Haiti, where so much needs to be done. They visited the Holy Trinity Cathedral, beautiful even in ruins.

Port au Prince, Haiti. Holy Trinity Cathedral.

The students speak French in school, and the Shop Tart managed to have a delightful conversation with several eleven year old girls, and a ten year old boy. A few minutes before, she had stopped to listen to another student playing violin outside, having a lesson. All of the girls played an instrument, most of them violin, with one spunky trumpet playing exception. After seeing more of the city, the Shop Tart and friends took the long way up the mountain to Cange, where they will be staying for the next few days. Thirty years ago, this spot was nearly treeless. Thanks to reforestation efforts, this is the view from her dorm today.

That was from earlier. Now we're really here!

Over the next few days, the group from Columbia is really looking forward to seeing and hearing about more of the exciting and much needed efforts being made here in Haiti. Tomorrow, they will hike up the mountain to see the school at Morne Michel. It’s going to be a heck of a few days!

(By the way, the Shop Tart is not clueless. She realizes tales from Haiti might not quite fit with her usual schtick. She may have to plan one bog post, just about the trip. What do you think? Yes, sharing your opinion can count as your entry to win the EdStravaganza tickets!)

Happy Shopping and don’t forget to tell them you read it on the Shop Tart!

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28 comments on “EdStravaganza! Free tickets! You want ’em!
  1. Amanda Benson says:

    I am always so happy to read about efforts still being made in Haiti! Post more pics!

  2. Tekeela says:

    I traveled to Haiti for missionary work a few years ago. I was so blessed by the experience.

  3. Ashley says:

    I would LOVE to go! pick me! 🙂

  4. Lauren says:

    what an amazing trip. safe travels!

  5. Lindsey says:

    Keep the updates on Haiti coming!

  6. Sylvia says:

    I love to read and see about the Haiti trip on this blog! (also, please don’t count this for the ticket giveaway)

  7. Beth says:

    I’d love to attend!

  8. Linda B. says:

    Both the EdVenture evening and Haiti sound wonderful!

  9. Linda says:

    Have loved & continue to love the Shop Tart!!! Please post something from Haiti!

  10. Jessica says:

    Have fun!!

  11. Gretchen says:

    Always love to read the adventures of Shop Tart, both local and abroad!

  12. Bryan Caskey says:

    Definitely do the Haiti blog post! Always good to remind people that the work down there isn’t finished.

  13. Parke says:

    I would love to attend!

  14. Jessica M says:

    I loved the bit about Haiti 🙂

  15. Summer says:

    I would love to go! We are big supporters of EdVenture!

  16. Kevin says:

    Ooooo! Tickets!

  17. ND says:

    Enjoy the trip! Would love to be the lucky recipient of free tickets.

  18. Holly says:

    EdVenture sounds like a blast…would love to attend!

  19. Heather says:

    Love the picture from Cange. I look forward to hearing more about your trip!

  20. Natalie says:

    Definitely keep posting from Haiti. Truly interesting and inspiring! Also I love edventure and all of their events, so yes, I’d love to attend!

  21. Lauren Dee says:

    Pick me! Gorgeous photos from Haiti!

  22. Mehdi says:

    Pick ME so I can take my amazing girlfriend!

  23. Carla says:

    I would love to go to Edventure without a 2 year old! Do the tickets come with babysitting? 🙂

  24. Kate says:

    Very thankful for your pics/story of Haiti! Filled with anticipation for a full blog post.. In the meantime, however, I will settle for a pair of tickets to EdStravaganza?! 😉

  25. Chris says:

    Me me me!!

  26. Mary Dell says:

    I never win these things, but it sure doesn’t stop me from trying!

    PS: Anne, I have a super funny WWAPD (What Would Anne Postic Do) dressing for a job interview story. Would love to catch up with you and Elizabeth soon!

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