Festivals & Events

Festivals & Events in Lake City, SC
We host many different events throughout the year that are family-friendly and all are culture-filled. These events include: Easter Eggstravaganza, MFBG Beerfest, MFBG Wine Stroll, Hometown Holidays, Artfields, Rhythm & Q's Live Music and BBQ Competition, and much more.
Jun

18

Lake City Farmers Market

The Bean Market
Join us at the National Bean Market each Thursday, May-November, 12PM-6PM for our Lake City Farmers Market! Come out for fresh produce, local craftsmen, and fun activities!
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Sep

29

History Fields

Jones-Carter Gallery
Lynches Lake Historical Society will be presenting the year 1942 "The Home Front" where we see what's happening at home in Lake City during World War II.
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Sep

19

MFBG BEER FEST

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Travel to breweries across the Southeast without ever leaving Moore Farms Botanical Garden’s scenic grounds during the 7th annual MFBG Beer Fest.
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Aug

29

Sip, Shop & Win

Visit Lake City
Treat yourself to some wine and shopping on Saturday, Aug. 29 for a chance to win one of the grand prizes during Sip, Shop & WIN. This event is an opportunity to drive customers to Lake City.
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Aug

21

Dual Gallery Opening: August 21st

Jones-Carter Gallery/TRAX Visual Art Center
Join us for a an incredible dual gallery opening celebrating over 20 artists! "Memento Morididdle" in Jones-Carter Gallery from Charles Clary and "Environment for Connections" in TRAX.
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Jun

18

Paint Like Picasso

Olio Studio
Students learn the basics of painting with acrylic paint. They learn how to properly use a variety of brushes and different painting techniques.
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Jun

23

Muddy Buddies

Olio Studio
Bring your littles to Olio Studio on Tuesdays from 3:00pm-4:30pm for Muddy Buddies. We will help introduce them to ceramics! Hope to see you there!
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Jun

23

Kids Storytime Art

Olio Studio
Kids Storytime Art: Every Tuesday, we will read a different book and then your child will create a project inspired by the book. The times are 1:00PM-2:30PM.
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Jun

19

The Blood Connection Blood Drive

East Main
Are you wanting to give back to your community? Join us in our partnership with The Blood Connection in donating blood and get Antibody Testing for free!
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Jun

19

Men's Sock Giveaway

The Greater Lake City Community Resource Center
We are inviting the men of greater Lake City to the Greater Lake City Community Resource Center on Friday, June 19, 2020. It will be from 10AM-12PM! Join us!
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Jun

13

Garden Open - It's Summertime

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
We can definitely promise garden fragrances and a blanket of color in June when you visit the garden. We hope to see you there on June 13th from 8AM-1PM!
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Jun

3

Spring Fling Clothing Giveaway

The Greater Lake City Community Resource Center
Are you in legitimate need of clothing? Join us for a FREE clothing giveaway for men, women, boys and girls of all sizes! You must bring your own bag!
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May

30

Life After Lockdown with Lyn Avenue

The Stables
Lyn Avenue will be providing live entertainment! The group you loved that kicked off Rhythm & Q's is back in Lake City! Come see them at The Courtyard on May 30th!
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May

20

Diaper Day

The Greater Lake City Community Resource Center
Do you know a guardian in sincere need of diapers for their baby? Invite them to our Diaper Day! We will distribute FREE size 3 and size 5 diapers to those who make an appointment.
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May

16

Garden Open: May Day

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Come walk our beautiful 65-acre garden for free, and let us bring a sense of normalcy back into your life. There's plenty in bloom to enjoy! Bring a picnic lunch if you so desire
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Apr

1

ColorMe 5K Run/Walk

ACL Building
ArtFields 5K Walk/Run is a splash fest in which you become the canvas! The race in downtown Lake City begins and ends with a splash of color- on you
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Apr

1

Inside The Circle

Marshall's Marine
A new event being piloted by the Canadian Broadcasting Company and SC ETV that transforms rural workplaces into concert spaces, encouraging audiences to see their community in a new light!
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Mar

28

Plant ID: Bulbs and Annuals

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
When flowers bloom, you’re probably not thinking much about the part of the plant that’s underground: the bulb, rhizome, tuber or corm. This class will take place both indoors and out.
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Mar

26

Nutrition Workshop

BioSpine Health & Wellness, LLC
Making Chiropractic and Wellness care accessible for Practice Members in our community! Join us for our Nutrition Workshop on March 26th at 6pm!
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Mar

26

Close Encounters of the Insect Kind

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Have you ever wondered if the insects spotted in your garden are harmful or beneficial? This class will cover how you can tell. Learn to recognize pest damage.
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Jan

31

The Depth of Wire

TRAX Visual Art Center
This show will feature his very first wire sculptures and all of his favorite wire creations whose making paved the way for his most recent, and perhaps most meaning filled sculptures.
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Mar

12

Sister Act

Lake City Community Theatre
The Lake City Community Theater will present the musical comedy Sister Act! This production will be going on for 4 days, March 12th-15th, 2020.
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Jan

31

Formicarium

Formicarium
The objects and environments that he created are fueled by encounters with natural forces, both real and imagined. His intent is to remind us of our relationships to forces of nature.
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Mar

14

Garden Tea Party

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Join us for a delightfully refined, full-service Garden Tea Party at Moore Farms Botanical Garden! You'll spend the afternoon in our beautifully landscaped garden!
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Mar

13

9th Annual Pioneers of Lake City

Inn at the Crossroads
The Lake City Boys & Girls Club is excited to once again host the Pioneers of Lake City Celebration, honoring citizens of Lake City in the areas of Community Service, Education, and Entrepreneurship.
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Mar

11

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

Lake City Public Library
The Lake City Public Library will be presenting storytime to pre-schoolers, ages 2-5 years old on March 11th. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to this weekly
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Mar

7

Orchid-ology: Growing Indoors

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
The golden rule for orchid success indoors is to duplicate the plant’s natural conditions as closely as possible. Each attendee will pot their own orchid to take home.
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Mar

5

Volunteer Kick-Off

The Bean Market
Volunteers will be the engine that drives this 9-day celebration of art, music & much more. ArtFields is seeking enthusiastic people to join our volunteer team!
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Mar

5

Starting Seeds Indoors

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
MFBG is going to give you a leg-up on the growing season with this class. When you start growing seeds indoors, it gives you a few extra weeks of growing time.
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Feb

29

Knife Skills 101

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Get the hang of using your knife properly, and you’ll be saved from lots of frustration and time (and possibly injuries!). So, come learn how to show your knife who’s boss.
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Feb

28

Blue & White Door Hanger Workshop

Olio Studio
Come paint a door hanger inspired by the Blue and White patterns from Delft Pottery! Choose from any of the Door Hanger shapes below: A -Letter B -SC Home C -Ginger Jar D -Custom Shape
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Feb

25

History Fields

Ron McNair Life History Center
This event has the discussion on the development of Lake City as well as the local history of the town. We invite everyone to come and join in the learning of Lake City history!
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Feb

22

3rd Annual "Repack the Backpack" Jamboree

The ROB
It's a school jam fest and you're invited! Healthy Blue has got you covered with games and gifts to get you excited for school season at no cost to you!
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Feb

20

Love The Arts

The Stables
Local artists headline an evening of music, wine, and dessert. Don't miss the silent auction! All proceeds go to arts education in our community schools.
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Feb

20

Flower Pot Gnome Home

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Every yard can use a whimsical, creative touch, why not add a gnome home? Gnomes are said to be magical protectors of our plants and soil. They have been spotted in many gardens all across the globe!
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Feb

8

15th Annual Oyster Roast

The Bean Market
’s that time of year again! Please join the ladies of the Lake City Junior Woman's Club for the 15th Annual Oyster Roast Fundraiser, featuring live music by Jebb Mac Band!
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Feb

8

Plant ID: The Nitty Gritty Basics

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Flowers, leaves, stem, fruits. These are the parts of a plant we can see. Morphology is the study of the form, structure and types of these parts of a plant.
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Feb

5

Wine Down Wednesday

Visit Lake City SC Visitors Center
This month and next, we will be featuring local artist, Sarah Helen Mishoe. Did we mention complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine?! We hope to see you there on Wednesday, February 5 from 5PM to 7PM.
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Jan

30

Art After Dark: Pick Your Own Valentine's Day Paintings

Olio Studio
Art After Dark: Pick Your Own Valentine's Day Paintings! The choice is yours! Pick any design that you want to paint! Art After Dark takes place on January 30th from 6:30 PM to 9 PM!
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Jan

30

Plant ID: The Nitty Gritty Basics

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Flowers, leaves, stem, fruits. These are the parts of a plant we can see. Morphology is the study of the form, structure and types of these parts of a plant.
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Jan

23

Art After Dark: Vienna Van Goat Painting

Olio Studio
Paint this fun goat painting to brighten your day! Or choose any of the other animal paintings we offer! Art After Dark takes place on Thursday, January 23rd, from 6:30 PM-9 PM!
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Jan

21

History Fields

Ron McNair Life Center
This event has the discussion on the development of Lake City as well as the local history of the town. We invite everyone to come and join in the learning of Lake City history!
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Nov

8

Nature Nurture

TRAX Visual Art Center and Jones-Carter Gallery
Nature / Nurture highlights the work of seven artists, focusing on pieces that explore – through form, material, subject, and concept – our complicated, interdependent relationship with the natural...
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Jan

11

Botanical Candles

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Get your home smelling fresh! Join Rebecca Turk, MFBG Director of Education and Events, for a lovely morning making handmade candles. Featuring beautiful botanicals!
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Dec

19

Wreath Wonderland

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Tis’ the season to decorate! Add a fresh evergreen wreath to your home for the perfect festive touch this season. With proper care it can last for months!
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Dec

14

Wreath Wonderland

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
A stunning holiday wreath isn’t that hard to make – just gather the right supplies, a few seasonal embellishments and a healthy dose of holiday spirit. Wreath Wonderland
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Dec

8

Candlelight Tour of Homes

Historic Lake City
Please join us on the Candlelight Tour of Historic Lake City, SC featuring five beautiful homes decorated for the upcoming Christmas season. You are able to purchase your tickets through a Junior...
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Dec

6

Hometown Holidays

The Bean Market
Mark your calendar for the highly anticipated Hometown Holidays Festival, the first weekend in December in downtown Lake City, South Carolina! Plan to spend your weekend shopping & strolling the...
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Dec

7

Colorful Winter Garden

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Let’s explore the endless plant options and design practices that ensure a garden has interesting color and texture to rival the beauty of spring, summer, and fall.
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Dec

7

Enchanted Fairy Gardens

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Create your own enchanted fairy garden for the holidays! Spend the morning fashioning your magic world using natural materials to build a home fit for a fairy.
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Dec

7

Garden Lecture Series: Finding and Promoting Climate Change-Friendly Plants for a Changing Climate

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Finding and Promoting Climate Change-Friendly Plants for a Changing Climate. Join us on Saturday, December 7 from 10:30AM-Noon. The cost is $15 per person.
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Dec

4

Wine Down Wednesday

Lake City Visitors Center
Come enjoy some great ART from regional artists - that can also be purchased! This month and next we will feature a dozen artists from Black Creet Arts of Hartsville, SC.
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Nov

26

History Fields

Ron McNair Life Center
This event has the discussion on the development of Lake City as well as the local history of the town. We invite everyone to come and join in the learning as well as learn more how much Lake City...
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Nov

22

Jingle Bell Market

Florence Center
Join us for the spectacular holiday event of the year featuring handmade crafts, gifts, vintage finds, apparel, monogram items, jewelry, beauty, wellness products and gourmet food treats.
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Nov

23

Model Train & Vintage Toy Show

The R.O.B.
Stop by the R.O.B. to board the train to childhood. Multiple vendors with model trains of various gauges for sale, as well as various model train set parts.
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Nov

16

Cocktails & Cuisine

The Stables at The Inn at the Crossroads
Cocktails and Cuisine brings together the culinary expertise of Crossroads on Main with Chef Jacques Larson of Wild Olive and Obstinate Daughter for a memorable, multi-course meal
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Nov

15

Garden Open: Nature in November

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
There is still plenty to see in the garden despite winter’s approach. Snapdragons, pansies, chrysanthemums and marigolds have just been planted. Did you know November’s birth
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Nov

16

Dog Daze

Moore Farms Botanical Gardens
This day’s going to the dogs! Bring your pooch to take a nice stroll through the garden putting you both in a “dog daze.” A professional photographer will be onsite to take pet/owner pictures...
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Nov

7

Terrariums

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Terrariums are a fun way to incorporate plants into your décor with minimal maintenance. It’s indoor gardening at its finest and easiest. Leave it to instructor Rebecca Turk to know all about...
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Nov

2

Holiday Appetizers

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Entertaining for the holidays? Get the party started with some amazing apps will tantalize the taste buds and add a festive touch to the celebration.
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Nov

2

Lit For Literacy

The R.O.B.
The annual “Lit for Literacy” Jamboree, promotes literacy with fun games and activities for the entire family. The Jamboree’s purpose is to increase the value of literacy within the community by...
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Nov

2

Bug Bungalows

Moore Farms Botanical Gardens
Come spend the morning with us exploring the wonderful world of insects! Did you know insects have homes too? They are always working hard in the garden, so we want to make sure the helpful ones...
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Oct

31

Main Street Trick or Treat

Main Street
Bring the kids and come Trick or Treating Downtown Lake City for a fun, family friendly and safe event! All children 15 years & younger are welcome and please come in costume!!!
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Oct

26

BOOtanical Garden

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Get the whole family together and put on your best costumes for an enchanted Halloween afternoon at MFBG. Experience the bewitchingly beautiful garden like never before, while the little ones enjoy...
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Oct

24

Writers in the Round

The Bean Market
Taking a cue from Nashville’s Bluebird Café, this live performance shines the spotlight on Nashville’s hottest songwriters; Frank Rogers, Brent Anderson, Monty Criswell, and Lynn Hutton.
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Oct

19

Hippie Fest 2019 (Fall Edition)

Cook Farm House
Hippie Fest is a grassroots festival where free-spirited people from across the country gather to celebrate peace, love, and all things groovy!
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Oct

18

Rhythm & Q's BBQ & Live Music Competition

The R.O.B.
Get ready for Lake City’s annual Rhythm & Q’s BBQ and Live Music Competition, offering $45,000 in total cash prizes! Save these dates because you don’t want to miss Rhythm & Q’s.
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Oct

19

Pee Dee Back Country Days (Fall)

Whitehead Infirmary
Revolutionary war reenactors & demonstrators: Native American, blacksmithing, soap/candle makers, woodcrafts, and Indigo processing.
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Oct

19

Gardening with Grasses

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Few plants can compare to ornamental grasses for nearly nonstop performance, strength and visual impact. That’s only a few of the reasons gardeners like growing them. They’re also tough...
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Oct

19

Fall Fishing

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Bring the family to enjoy the morning together with some fishing fun! Our Fishing Pond is stocked with bluegill, bass, and more for catch-and-release fishing. We will provide one pole per child.
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Oct

17

Four Seasons in One Day: Dazzling Woody Plant Suggestions for Four Seasons of Interest in the Landscape

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Landscapes are meant to be enjoyed year-round, not just in the warm-weather months. All you need are a few tips, tricks and treats to develop a more interesting garden ending.
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Oct

11

Garden Open: Celebrate Fall

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Fall has officially arrived and with its luxurious fall color. Verdant green foliage has become an array of russet and gold, and Mother Nature is teasing us with crisp temperatures.
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Oct

11

2nd Annual Greater Lake City Community Baby Shower

The Bean Market
Expected moms are cordially invited to the biggest baby bumpy party in Greater Lake City! During our 2nd Annual Community Baby Shower, moms can receive free baby clothes...
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Oct

4

Fiesta Friday

Sauls Street
Fiesta Fridays are celebrations of local community, held on Sauls Street. The monthly events, typically scheduled on the first Friday of the...
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Oct

3

2nd Annual Senior Citizen's Fall Carnival

The ROB
Join us for a day of fun and festivities as we have a community carnival for our senior citizens! Informational speakers will be on hand to answer questions about various health topics.
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Oct

3

Aquatic Landscapes

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Unlike water features that just have water with plants surrounding it, water gardens actually provide an environment that can sustain and promote plant life growth within it.
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Sep

28

¡Viva! Pee Dee

R.O.B.
Music, dancing, food, and fun! Come celebrate the hispanic culture with friends and family. All of this and more will be found at the 2nd Annual ¡Viva! Pee Dee Hispanic Heritage Festival!
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Sep

28

Paws on the Pad

Splash Pad at Lynches River County Park
It's a dog gone good time at the Lynches River County Park Splash Pad! Please come out for a fun time where the dogs can have just as much fun as the kids in the water.
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