Jan
20
6:00 PM18:00

2018 ECCO Membership Drive

You're a proud resident of Earlewood.  You care about your neighbors and your community.  You want to maintain and continually improve safety and the quality of life here.  If that sounds like you, it's time to join ECCO for the first time, or renew your membership for 2018.  Our membership year runs January 1 through December 31, and the annual membership is only $10.  Absolutely all proceeds support the projects and community events that make living in Earlewood so special for all of us.

New this year ECCO Member Appreciation Backyard Bar-B-Q; Saturday, January 20 at the home of ECCO President Kathleen McDaniel (3103 Lakewood Drive).  Admission is free for members, $10 for nonmembers (the price of an annual membership), coincidentally, so come join us - literally!

Hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs and turkey dogs will be served.

Join ECCO today, and take an active role in making your neighborhood a better place to live. Join and pay online or mail a check for $10 to ECCO, P. O. Box 30225, Columbia, SC 29230. 

 

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Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Thanksgiving Dinner

The Earlewood Thanksgiving Dinner is a long standing tradition enjoyed by everyone.  All Earlewood residents and their guests are invited.  ECCO provides the turkey, dressing, and iced tea, and neighbors bring sides or a desert to share.  It's a chance to express our collective gratitude for living in one of the best neighborhoods in Columbia and a great opportunity to connect and share a meal with your neighbors.

Please bring our food items to the community center between 6:30-7:00 so we can set up tables.  The meal will begin after a blessing at 7:15.

To volunteer for set up or clean up, please contact Tracy Dueker at (386) 445-0951.  MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK!

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Oct
29
3:00 PM15:00

EARLEJAM 2017 - Earlewood Park Amphitheater

Plan to attend EarleJam 2017 for some family-friendly fun at the Earlewood Amphitheater.  Enjoy popluar beers from Biekeller Columbia, assorted food trucks, and live music from the Station Seven band.  Earlewood residents Landon Thompson and Scott King are members of the band.

Admission is free, but bring cash or credit card for food and drinks.  You may also bring blankets or chairs, but no coolers, please.  Parking will be limited inside the park but available at Earlewood Baptist Church, a short distance from the amphitheater. 

Please note Parkside Drive (that run through the park) and the Northwood Extension (that crosses Earlewood Drive and goes around the ball fields to Parkside Drive) will be closed from 1-8 p.m. for this event.

Volunteers are needed to help set up and breakdown.  To volunteer for EarleJam, please contact Allison Caldwell at (803) 528-0740.

 

 

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Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

October Porch Party

Hosted by Amy and Kai Jorgensen, 3212 Gadsden Street.

Earlewood Porch Parties are a casual and relaxed gathering of Earlewood residents and their friends. Porch Parties offer a great informal and fun way to meet your neighbors. They are held the third Friday of each month from May through October and begin at 7 pm. We ask that you bring a dish to share and if you want an alcoholic beverage, please bring your own. Our hosts provide non-alcoholic beverages, paper plates, utensils, cups, and napkins.

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Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

September Porch Party

Hosted by Evelyn Butterworth May & Dylan Derbyshire, 2836 Clark Street

Earlewood Porch Parties are a casual and relaxed gathering of Earlewood residents and their friends. Porch Parties offer a great informal and fun way to meet your neighbors. They are held the third Friday of each month from May through October and begin at 7 pm. We ask that you bring a dish to share and if you want an alcoholic beverage, please bring your own. Our hosts provide non-alcoholic beverages, paper plates, utensils, cups, and napkins.

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Aug
18
7:00 PM19:00

August Porch Party

Hosted by Mandy Joye, 3204 Gadsden Street

Earlewood Porch Parties are a casual and relaxed gathering of Earlewood residents and their friends. Porch Parties offer a great informal and fun way to meet your neighbors. They are held the third Friday of each month from May through October and begin at 7 pm. We ask that you bring a dish to share and if you want an alcoholic beverage, please bring your own. Our hosts provide non-alcoholic beverages, paper plates, utensils, cups, and napkins.

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Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual event designed to increase awareness of crime prevention programs and strengthen neighborhood spirit. NNO also provides an opportunity to promote and celebrate police-community partnerships in crime prevention efforts.

On the designated night every year, residents in neighborhoods throughout Columbia and across the nation will lock their doors, turn on their front porch light and spend the evening with neighbors and police to promote neighborhood unity against crime. Together we can send a strong message to criminals that we will not tolerate crime in our neighborhood.

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Jul
21
7:00 PM19:00

July Porch Party

Hosted by Jennifer Ashburn, 709 Northwood

Earlewood Porch Parties are a casual and relaxed gathering of Earlewood residents and their friends. Porch Parties offer a great informal and fun way to meet your neighbors. They are held the third Friday of each month from May through October and begin at 7 pm. We ask that you bring a dish to share and if you want an alcoholic beverage, please bring your own. Our hosts provide non-alcoholic beverages, paper plates, utensils, cups, and napkins.

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Jun
16
7:00 PM19:00

June Porch Party

Hosted by Michal Simmonsen & Kelly Yongue, 907 Northwood

Earlewood Porch Parties are a casual and relaxed gathering of Earlewood residents and their friends. Porch Parties offer a great informal and fun way to meet your neighbors. They are held the third Friday of each month from May through October and begin at 7 pm.We ask that you bring a dish to share and if you want an alcoholic beverage, please bring your own. Our hosts provide non-alcoholic beverages, paper plates, utensils, cups, and napkins.

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May
19
7:00 PM19:00

May Porch Party

Hosted by Jackie Ortner
3430 Lyles Street

Earlewood Porch Parties are a casual and relaxed gathering of Earlewood residents and their friends. Porch Parties offer a great informal and fun way to meet your neighbors. They are held the third Friday of each month from May through October and begin at 7 pm.We ask that you bring a dish to share and if you want an alcoholic beverage, please bring your own. Our hosts provide non-alcoholic beverages, paper plates, utensils, cups, and napkins.

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Apr
22
8:00 AM08:00

The Big Flea

Join us for Columbia's best community yard sale, The Big Flea!

In 2002, the Earlewood neighborhood had its first yard sale to benefit the neighborhood association. The popular yard sale morphed into the Big Flea.

This year's Big Flea will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

There are three ways to participate as a seller at The Big Flea this year:

  • ECCO Members (as of January 2017) -- $30 fee
  • ECCO Non-Members, Earlewood Residents -- $40 fee, includes one-year membership in ECCO
  • Non-Earlewood Residents -- $30 fee

Sorry! Registration has closed.  You can still come shop on April 22, 2017!!

As a seller, you keep all of your profits! The registration fee goes towards the expenses of the Big Flea and to help the association, which works on safety and security, entrance bed beautification, Thanksgiving and Holiday parties, Porch Parties and other projects that make Earlewood an attractive place to live.

 Here’s what ECCO will do:

  • Purchase the Garage Sale licenses from the City of Columbia for each participant. The City of Columbia charges $5.50 for a Garage Sale License. ECCO will pick up and pay for the license for every registered participant and then we will deliver your license to you along with signs and balloons and maps. FYI — the fine for holding a garage sale without a license is $25 and City Inspectors will be in the neighborhood checkingon licenses the day of the Big Flea.
     
  •  Purchase and place Banners and Signs advertising the Big Flea throughout downtown Columbia
     
  • Paid advertisement in The State and Free Times
     
  • Advertise and promote the Big Flea on Facebook, Twitter, Craig’s List and all the garage sale web sites.

If you would like to donate items to ECCO for the Earlewood Table, please contact membership@Earlewood.org. Arrangements will be made to pick up the donated items, or you can drop them off at Earlewood Baptist Church on Friday afternoon, April 21.

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