Mr. Lake Murray Open Bass Tournament -
The Bass Federation of South Carolina once again is hosting the Mr. Lake Murray Open Bass Tournament on Lake Murray October 5th. Registration will be at Dreher Island State Park. The two-person team bringing in the heaviest 5 bass limit could win as much as $5000. There is also a $500 prize value for big bass. For more information, call (210)772-6401.

Bow Ties and Blue Jeans Gala -
The Greater Chapin Community Endowment invites you to attend their "Bow Ties and Blue Jeans Gala" on Saturday, September 28th at Timberlake Country Club, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Music will be provided by SoundQuest DJ's. There will be a silent and live auction featuring merchandise and services donated by Chapin area businesses, organizations and individuals. Tickets are $55 per person and are available at the Chamber House or by calling Gala Chair Toni Brown at (803)345-6562.

Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra -
The Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 2013-14 season with its annual fundraiser gala. Wine & Waltzes, September 27th from 6:30-9:30 p.m. This year, they're adding a "Touch of New Orleans" for a bit of Dixieland-Cajun, Mardi Gras-style. Reservations are being accepted at LSMO.org. The gala includes dining, dancing and a silent auction. The buffet-style dinner includes some Cajun specialties and traditional Southern favorites. Beverages include wine, beer and non-alcoholic choices. Tickets are $45 per person and $50 per person beginning September 23rd. Online sells end September 25th. The gala will take place at The River Center at Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road. For more information, call Saluda Shoals, (803)772-1228.