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Much is made of the many receptions/events that are held during each legislative session. Most people envision some swanky, wine-and-dine sort of event every night in town when the General Assembly is in town. While that could be the case in some instances, all of these below are either breakfasts/lunches on the State House grounds or receptions later in the evening within a few blocks of the State House. Usually about half the House/Senate drop-by and sometimes only for a few minutes.

But in case you were wondering…here’s over 90 events that are already on the calendar. Keep in mind this list does not include the Committee Dinners which are generally a little more wine-and-dine than the events listed below. If no location is listed, the event is in the Blatt Building, Room 112, or on the State House grounds.

January 12: SC BIPEC reception (Marriot), SC Bankers Association reception (Marriot)

January 13: SC Children’s Hospital Collaborative breakfast , SC Realtors Association luncheon

January 14: SC Broadcasters Association breakfast

January 19: SC Telecommunications Association reception (Columbia Museum of Art),Amercian Council of Engeineering Companies of SC, Society of Professional Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engieneers-SC Section reception (Clarion)

January 20: SC High School League breakfast, SC Consortium for Gifted Education luncheon, Women Honor Valor luncheon (Convention Center)

January 21: SC Foundation for the Commission of the Blind breakfast

January 26: SC Departement of Commerce Industry Appreciation Week (reception), SC Economic Developers Association reception (Palmetto Club), SC Technical College Commissioners reception (Clarion)

January 27: SC Association of Nurse Anesthetists breakfast, SC Baptist Convention lunch, National Federation of the Blind lunch, SC Chamber of Commerce reception (Marriott), Clarion Hotel reception (Clarion)

January 28: SC Association of Christian Schools breakfast, SC Department of Commercce: Industry Appreciate Week breakfast (Clarion)

February 2: SC Arts Advocacy Day luncheon (Capital City Club), SC Funeral Directors Association reception (Palmetto Club), Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina reception (Convention Center)

February 3: Piedmont Natural Gas breakfast, Carolina Recycling Association luncehon, Carolinas AGC reception (Koger Center)

February 4: Association of Cosmetology Salon Profesionals breakfast

February 16: York County Day reception (Clarion), The Hilton Columbia Center reception (Hilton)

February 17: SC Prayer Fellowship breakfast (Radisson), SC Assisted Living Federation of America breakfast, SC Athletic Trainers’ Association luncheon, Palmetto Affordable Housing Forum reception (Convention Center), Municipal Association of SC reception (Marriott), Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce reception (TBD), SC Credit Union League reception (Clarion)

February 23: SC Association of Conservation Districts reception (Seawell’s), College of Charleston reception (Clarion)

February 24: SC Association of School Administrators breakfast, One Voice/One Plan Nursing Initiative luncheon, SC Association of Counties receptions (Embassy Suites)

February 25: SC Nursery and Lanscaping Association breakfast, SC Relators reception (Convention Center), SC Centers of Economic Excellence, Health Science South Carolina and SC Research Authority reception (Hilton)

March 3: SC Aviation Association breakfast, SC Public Defender Association luncheon, ALEC reception (Clarion), SC Governor’s School: Annual Townes Dinner reception (Marriott)

March 4: Behavioral Health Services Association breakfast

March 16: SC Concrete and Pavement Association reception (TBD)

March 17: Donate Life South Carolina breakfast, SC SChool Nutrition Association luncheon, SC Hemophilia Foundation luncheon, SC Hospital Association reception (701 Whaley)

March 18: The South Carolina Education Association breakfasat

March 23: State Farm luncheon, Florence County Day reception (Columbia Museum of Art)

March 24: SC Apartment Association luncheon, SC State Firefighters’ Association luncheon, SC Homebuilders Association 40th Annual Bird Supper reception (Marriott)

March 25: SC Governor’s School breakfast

April 13: SC Association of Municipal Power Systems reception (Clarion)

April 14: Multiple Sclerosis Society breakfast, SC Association of Non Profits luncheon

April 15: SC Dental Association breakfast

April 20: Citadel Alumni Association Barbeque reception (Cantey Building)

April 21: Children’s Turst Fund of SC breakfast (Marriott), The Hospitality Association of SC: “A Taste of SC” luncheon, SC Junior Golf Foundation reception (Blue Marlin)

April 22: Association of SC Life Insurance Companies breakfast

April 27: Darlington Raceway Day luncheon (TBD), South Carolina Beer Wholesalers Association reception (1114 College Street)

April 28: SC Home Educators’ Association breakfast, SC Health Solutions luncheon, SC Association of CPA’s luncheon

April 29: SC Heating and Air Contractors Association breakfast

May 4: 7th Annual Conservation Lobby Day Oyster Roast reception (701 Whaley)

May 5: SC Primary Healthcare Association breakfast, Associated Marine Institutes of SC luncheon, Palmetto Agriculture & Food Industry Council “SC: A Taste” luncheon

May 6: SC Vocational Rehabilitation Association breakfast

May 11: Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC: Annual Legislative Softall Game (Capital City Stadium)

May 12: Children Come First breakfast, Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School luncheon

May 13: SC HIV/AIDS Council breakfast

May 19: SC Forestry Association breakfast, South Carolina Health Information Management Association luncheon

May 20: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority breakfast

May 26: Project Faith breakfast, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority luncheon

May 27: SC Department of Archives and History breakfast