Good people of Columbia, ever wish you had more spending money lining your pockets? If the sushi + beer fund has been looking a little low, we’ve got four leads for a side hustle that you can implement now.
And for those of you already bringing home the bacon — if you need extra storage space, a place to park your car, or help with your summer lawn, this conversation is for you, too.
💸 Turn that empty garage, attic, or shed into moola
A parking spot near Main Street is practically worth gold.Become a storage host on Neighbor to rent out anything from closets to parking spots + driveways to sheds. Listing your space is free + you’ll give another Soda Citizen the storage space they’ve been needing (if that’s you, surf the local listings here).
Rent out local parking + storage to bring in the big bucks | Photo by COLAtoday
💸 Convert your hobbies into services for hire
Picture this: You’re leading a yoga class on the State House grounds or snapping graduation photos at one of our riverfronts, and you’re getting paid. Land local gigs by advertising your services for free on Thumbtack. You can list pro skills like dog training, notarizing, and assembling furniture — basically, the sky’s the limit. And for those looking for hired hands, browse local pros for jobs like house cleaning or interior painting.
Tipsy Terrarium Tuesday | Tues., July 5 | 6:30-8 p.m. | PlantHouse Cola, 702 Cross Hill Rd. | $26 | You’ll be able to select your succulents and decor to make a six-inch terrarium that is perfect to display at your home or office. 🌱
Encanto Dance Camp | Tues., July 5-Tues., July 19 | 6-7 p.m. | North Springs Park | $75 | Kiddos ages 5-8 are invited to participate in this Tuesday evening camp on July 5, 12 + 19. 🎶
91º | Scattered thunderstorms | 40% chance of rain ⛈
Steel Hands Brewing is releasing its newest assortment of IPAs. The Juicy Hazy Variety six-pack is dropping on Fri., July 8 and will consist flavors like tangerine, passion fruit + yuzu citrus. The beers will beavailable on draft or packaged for your convenience. 🍻
The City of Columbia decided to continue Food Truck Fridays into July. Beginning last Friday through July 15, new food vendors + food trucks will operate from one location. Visit 2300 Bull St. every Friday from 1-3 p.m. for local food options. See the line up here. 🛻
The Richland County Sheriff’s Department will participate in On Patrol: Live — a new tv show where camera crews ride along with deputies across America. The new series will showcase live patrols on Friday + Saturday nights. On Patrol: Live will air beginning Fri., July 22 from 9 p.m.-12 a.m. on Reelz. 🚓
All hands on deck. The Tasty Tomato Festival kicks off next month and the event is in need of volunteers to help prepare and run the festival taking place on Sat., July 23. Volunteer duties include assisting with check-in, cutting tomatoes, keeping track of compost bins + attending the kick-off event. 🍅
Over the weekend, the Columbia Fireflies hosted the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra at Segra Park for the second Fireworks with the Phil event. Soda Citizens celebrated America by singing along to patriotic songs + watching the largest fireworks show in Segra Park history.
Editor’s pick: Happy Fourth of July, Soda Citizens. I will be spending the day grilling out poolside with friends and family before setting off fireworks tonight. Click here for some saucy secrets about the best barbecue sauces in town, according to our readers+where to get them.
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