Blessing of the Animals, First Presbyterian Church, 16 Hitt St., Columbia

Pets will receive a collar as a sign of their blessing on Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, 16 Hitt St. in Columbia (next to Uprise and Ragtag).

The Blessing of the Animals will take place from 4-5 p.m., with a costume contest preceding the blessing.


Bethany Voight gives hubby Adam a trim at M.Boss.

Foxy Boss, Salon + Social, 28 N 9th Street, Columbia

Opening in November, Foxy Boss is the latest venture for husband-and-wife duo, Adam and Bethany Voight. Five years ago they saw a need for a high-quality, modern barbershop in Columbia, and M.Boss was born. Since those beginning days, Adam and Bethany envisioned an expansion of the brand with the creation of a unique full-service salon experience.

Foxy Boss Salon + Social became the perfect complement to the barbershop. They describe Foxy Boss as “the younger, sassy sister to M.Boss.” Foxy features precision haircuts, color, styling, spa treatments, manicures, and pedicures, set in a stylish, posh environment.

Bethany manages the day-to-day operations of M.Boss and Foxy Boss, while Adam provides  marketing and business support. Bethany has 15+ years of experience in the salon and barbering industry. Adam has 15+ years of marketing experience, including currently working for Socket Telecom as the manager of marketing and consumer sales in Columbia.

Beverages will be offered as an add-on to enhance the customer experience. The salon and patio can be rented for private events such as bridal showers and bachelorette parties. Check the M.Boss Facebook page for updates.