Art in Motion – Art in Concert, hosted by the Brookland Foundation, will be held Thursday, October 23, 6–10 p.m., Seawell’s Banquet Center, 1125 Rosewood Drive. www.brooklandfoundation.org or 744-7914.
The Columbia Museum of Art will present The Art of Giving, a planned giving series, with guest speaker Barbara Bonner, author of Inspiring Generosity, Thursday, October 23, 4–6 p.m., Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main Street. columbiamuseum.org.
Wednesdays@First Lunch Service First Presbyterian Church lunch service is held each Wednesday; lunch served at 11:30 a.m., brief service 12:20–12:50 p.m., Jackson Hall, 1324 Marion Street. 799-9062.
Lectionary Lunch and Learn is held every Wednesday, 12:10–12:50 p.m., in the fellowship hall, Main Street United Methodist Church. Please enter the building from the Richland Street side of the building.
Patrons and Friends of the Arts at Ebenezer, Inc. will present “Ebenezer, Music and the Civil War,” a symposium observing the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, October 17–18 Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1301 Richland Street. 765-9430 ext. 17.
Common Ground, a new way for students and young professionals to worship and grow in faith,will be held Tuesdays, 6:56 p.m., Main Street United Methodist Church, 1830 Main Street. 779-0610.
Cayce First Baptist Church will celebrate its 102nd birthday October 19, 10:30 a.m., main auditorium, 600 Holland Avenue, Cayce.
Annual Clean Sweep, sponsored by Capitol View Area Neighborhoods and Richland County Special Services, will be held Saturday, October 18, 8 a.m.; meet at Southeast Community Church, 1540 Elmtree Road. Items must be at curbside by Friday, October 17 prior to the Clean Sweep. 576-2442.
Paint the Town Red, sponsored by the S.C. HIV/AIDS Council and Talented Tenth, will be held Thursday, November 13, 6–8:30 p.m., Sheraton Convention Center, 1208 Washington Street. www.talentedtenth.info/paintthetownred.
Auntie Karen’s 12th Annual Young Entrepreneurs Conference will be held October 18, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., campus of Benedict College. 748-7124, or www.auntiekaren.org.
14th Annual South Carolina Public Charter School Conference will be held November 6–8, Columbia Marriott, 1200 Hampton Street. 843-743-6406 or www.sccharterschools.org/2014-annual-conference.
The Lourie Center will host the return of the Sensational Epics Band for a live performance and Halloween Night Dance Friday October 31, 7–10:30 p.m., 1650 Park Circle. 779-1971 or www.louriecentersc.com.
Repticon, a nationwide promoter of reptile and exotic animal expos, will bring its unique blend of vendors, breeders, and educators to the Jamil Temple, 206 Jamil Road, for a familyoriented event, Saturday and Sunday, November 1 and 2, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday; and 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Sunday. www.repticon.com/columbia.
The USC Child & Family Program is for parents of children ages three to seven years who show difficult behavior. From now through the end of 2017, this intervention service will be offered free of charge. childfamily.sc.edu or 978-7534.
Calling All Chefs for the 28th Annual Chili Cook-Off in Five Points noon–7 p.m., Five Points, Saturday, November 8. www.eventbrite.com/e/28th-annual-chilicook off-in-five-points-registration- 13261927783.
The 6th annual Bubbie’s Brisket & Bakery, A Jewish Food Extravaganza will be held Sunday, November 16, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., 5827 North Trenholm Road.
Grace United Methodist Church will host an Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser Saturday, November 15, 8–10 a.m., 5185 Fernandina Road.732-1899.
Newberry Boys Farm BBQ will be held Saturday, October 18, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., SC Highway 34/121 South, Newberry. 276-5910.
The 2014 Native American Cherokee Trail River Festival will be held Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Granby Gardens Park, 1800 12th Street Extension, Cayce.
Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church (SGPC) will hold a Fall Festival Sunday, October 26, 5–7 p.m., 5503 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington. www.SaxeGotha.org.
Tip-A-Cop, sponsored by Richland County Sheriff’s Department to raise funds to benefit Special Olympics South Carolina, will be held Saturday, October 18, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. and 4–8 p.m., Red Robin restaurants, 247 Forum Drive. Deputies will wait tables for tips as part of Law Enforcement for Special Olympics South Carolina. 360-2446.
Blues, Brews & BBQ benefit, hosted by Family Shelter, will be held Thursday, November 6 to support food, shelter, and program services offered to homeless families in the Midlands, Doc’s Barbeque and Southern Buffet, 1601 Shop Road. www.columbiafamilyshelter.org.
South Carolina Midlands Master Gardeners 24th annual symposium “Gateway to Gardening - Tomorrow and Beyond” will be held at the Columbia Conference Center, Thursday, October 23, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. www.scmmga.org.
VillageChurch will present Lake Scare-OLina, a family friendly Fall festival, Sunday, October 26, 4–6 p.m., Village Green in Lake Carolina. www.blythewoodvillage.com or 419-0989.
City of Columbia’s “Spooktacular Block Party” will be held October 31, 7–10 p.m., Taylor Street, beside Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street. 545-3100.
South Carolina State Museum’s annual Halloween Tricks & Treats will be held 10 a.m.–5 p.m. October 18 and 25, 301 Gervais Street. scmuseum.org.
Grace United Methodist Church will host its annual Trunk or Treat October 25, 6–8 p.m., 410 Harbison Boulevard. 732-1899.
Community Relations Council, in partnership with Richland Library, will host a forum on information for health coverage through the Marketplace 6 p.m., Wednesday, October 22, Richland Library Main, 1431 Assembly Street. 231-6383.
Third Annual Church Bazaar will be held at 105 Lincoln Street, West Columbia, Saturday November 29, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. email@example.com or 794-8978.
2014 Christmas Craft Show and Holiday Bazaar with silent auction to benefit Harvest Hope Food Bank will be held Saturday November 8, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., 702 N. Lake Drive, Lexington. 553-4912.
3rd Annual Ladies’ Day Christmas Extravaganza to benefit “Joy in the Mourning” Center for Life Losses, will be held Saturday, November 15, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Seven Oaks Park Gymnasium, 200 Leisure Lane. 546-2923 or www.joyinthemourningcenter.org.
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral will host the 66th Annual Trinity Bazaar Saturday, November 8, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., 1100 Sumter Street.
City of Columbia Annual Holiday Art Sale and Silent Auction will be held Saturday, November 22, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Earlewood Park Community Center, 1113 Parkside Drive. 545-3093.
Palmetto Painters will hold a Holiday Bazaar Thursday, November 13, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., SC Oncology Building, 166 Stoneridge Drive. 781-2340 or www.PalmettoPainters.com.
United Way of the Midlands will host a free breakfast for small businesses on the Affordable Care Act Wednesday, October 29, 7:30–9:30 a.m., 1800 Main Street. www.uway.org.
Autism Speaks along with the South Carolina Autism Society, the ARC of South Carolina, and Family Connection SC will hold an informational meeting about new rulings Sunday, October 19, 2:30–4:30 p.m., Autism Academy of South Carolina, 1505 Blanding Street.
South Carolina State Museum is staying open late every Tuesday until 8 p.m. for Second Shift Twosdays October 14, 21, and 28 offering guests more time to experience the museum. scmuseum.org.
Fall Concert of the Columbia Community Concert Band (CCCB) will be held Friday, October 24, 7:30 p.m., Airport High School Auditorium, 1315 Boston Avenue, West Columbia. CCCB.Bandlink.org.
Columbia Baroque concert “Witches, Death, and Chaos” will be held Friday, October 24, 7 p.m., Concert Hall, Spears Center for the Arts, Columbia College, 1301 Columbia College Drive. www.columbiabaroque.com.
Alden Wright, 16-year-old organ prodigy from Salisbury, North Carolina, will be in recital Saturday, November 8, 2 p.m., Shandon United Methodist Church, 3407 Devine Street.
The USC Symphony Orchestra will present music by three American masters, The Music of Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, and Duke Ellington Tuesday, October 21, 7:30 p.m., Koger Center for the Arts. 251-2222 or capitoltickets.com.
Palmetto Artist Series will present the Slugs and Bugs Concert Tour Sunday, October 19, 6 p.m., St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 6952 St. Andrews Road. www.sapc.net/pas or 732-2273 ext. 210.
Opera at USC will open its season with Hänsel und Gretel November 7–9, 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Drayton Theatre on the USC Columbia campus. www.sc.edu/music/opera or 777-5369.
The Claflin University Concert Choir will perform Sunday, October 19, 11 a.m., Shandon United Methodist Church, 3407 Devine Street. shandon-umc.org.
Open House will be held at The Little Gym of Columbia Sunday, November 9, 3–6 p.m., 4420 Rosewood Drive. www.thelittlegym.com.
All Seasons Hospice will host a Volunteer Open House Thursday October 23, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., 7142 Woodrow Street, Suite B, Irmo. 602-0300.
S’mores Night will be held Saturday, October 18, 7–8 p.m., Sesquicentennial State Park. 788-2706 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Owl Prowl will be held Friday, October 24, 6:30 p.m., Sesquicentennial State Park. 788-2706 or e-mail email@example.com.
Nature Discovery Hike, led by naturalist John Galbary, will be held at the Carolina Children’s Garden, Saturday, October 18, 2–3:30 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep the Midlands Beautiful, in partnership with Pratt recycling and YP cares, will host an electronics waste recycling event Saturday, October 18, 9 a.m.–12:00 p.m., West Columbia City Hall, 200 North 12th Street, West Columbia. Acceptable materials include Computers (laptops, monitors, CPU’s, keyboards, printers, scanners), TVs, copiers, VCR and DVD players, Fax machines, telephone systems, cell phones, and household electronics including stereos, Radios, PDAs, and electronic game systems. There will also be paper shredding. No limit on how many bags or boxes of documents you need shredded. Also accepting waste cooking oil. 733-1139 or keepthemidlandsbeautiful.org.
RecyclonomicsSC and the Recycling Market Development Advisory Council (RMDAC) will host a recycling industry event November 6, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m., Edventure, 211 Gervais Street. www.eventbrite.com/e/recyclonomicssc and-rmdac-joint-meeting-tickets- 13490322919.
South Carolina Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will hold its 10th Annual Columbia Out of the Darkness Community Walk October 26, Columbia Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel Street, 2–4 p.m. www.outofthedarkness.org, or 667-9853.
“Hearts and Hands Forever Walk,” sponsored by Palmetto Health, a one-fourth mile memorial walk for anyone whose life has been touched by the loss of a baby, will be held Sunday, October 19, 3–4:30 p.m., Riverfront Park amphitheatre. 296-5636 or PalmettoHealth.org.
The City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the Youth Winter Basketball league. Boys and girls ages 9-17 can participate in the league. The last day to register is October 26. The Youth Winter Basketball season begins Monday, November 10. 545-3100 or www.columbiasc.net.
Sesquicentennial State Park will offer a Tai Chi class Sunday, November 2, 4:30 p.m. 788-2706 or email@example.com.
The Charles R. Drew Wellness Center will host the 2nd annual Lupus Walk for a Cure 7:30 a.m., October 25, Drew Wellness Center, 2101 Walker Solomon Way. 563-8117 or www.lupuscsc.org.
Registration for City Hoops, the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department’s instructional youth basketball program, is now open for boys and girls ages three through eight. The last day to register is November 14. Registration forms are available and can be submitted at any community recreation center or at the Parks and Recreation Administration Office at 1111 Parkside Drive, Columbia, SC 29203. 545-3100.
The City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the 2014 Adult Volleyball League for men and women ages 18 and older. Deadline to register is October 31. 545-3109.
Clark McCarthy Soccer Academy will hold a Christmas Goalkeeper Clinic. Junior academy, for ages eight–10, will be held December 13–14, 9–11 a.m. Advanced academy, for ages 11–18, will be held December 20–22, 9–11 a.m. firstname.lastname@example.org.
14th Annual Sertoma Charity Golf Tournament will be held Monday, October 27 Oak Hills Golf Club, registration at 11 a.m.; Shotgun Start at 12:15 p.m. email@example.com.
Need a mental health support group? Meetings are held Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 427 Meeting Street, West Columbia. 739-5712 or www.SCSHARE.com.
Double Trouble in Recovery meets Sundays, 2 p.m., ACOA Club, 2015 College Street. A selfhelp 12 step group for people with mental, emotional, and substance use problems.
Sistercare holds a weekly, free teen counseling group for girls ages 13-17 encouraging teens to have healthy dating relationships free of domestic violence. 926-0505.
AMIkids Night of Laughter will be held Monday, October 20, 7:30 p.m., Trustus Theater, 520 Lady Street. tinyurl.com/AMIkids.
Monstrous Musical Mayhem, a special Halloween concert at Columbia Children’s Theatre, will be held Tuesday, October 28, 7:30 p.m., Suite 57, 3400 Forest Drive.
Grace United Methodist Church, 410 Harbison Boulevard, will host a free Community Thanksgiving Luncheon November 22, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
American Legion Post 215, 2432 Chappelle Street is open six days a week (closed Wednesday), 5 p.m.– until with cash bar. Open to veterans and non veterans. 765-0175.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Charles P. Murray Jr. Post 641 will host a Merlin Jones Jam Session Sunday October 19, 1–8 p.m., 534 South Beltline Boulevard. 782-5943.
Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. Chapter 303 will sponsor a special seminar October 21, 7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 6, 200 Pickens Street. This seminar is of great importance of all service men and women (especially MARINES), who were stationed at Camp Lejeune between 1957-1987. 788-9498.
Historic Columbia’s new volunteer training will start Monday, November 10, 9 a.m., 1601 Richland Street. historiccolumbia.org or 252-1770 ext. 24.
Collage Art Workshop will be held Saturday, October 25, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Edisto Discovery Park, 1914 Wiley Street. 545-3093 or www.columbiasc.net.
Halloween style Raku Workshop will be held Saturday, October 25, 9 a.m.–7 p.m. 545-3093 or www.columbiasc.net.
Pottery Workshop for Children ages five-16 will be held November 1. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. for ages five–nine, 1:30–4:30 p.m. for ages 10-16, Art Center, 1928 Calhoun Street. 545-3093 or www.columbiasc.net.
Introduction to Basic Mediation (After-Work Training) will be held October 18, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; October 20–23, 5–8 p.m. , 4801 Colonial Drive. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early Columbia Lecture Series, Part I, hosted by Historic Columbia, with speaker Dr. Warner Montgomery, will be held Tuesdays, 6 p.m., through November 11, Robert Mills Carriage House, 1616 Blanding Street. historiccolumbia.org or 252-1770 ext. 23.
Knitting and Crochet Gathering will be held Saturday, October 25, 9:30–11:30 a.m., Lower Richland Ruritan Club, 1517 Rabbit Run. 606-2355 or 369-9538.
Boo at the Zoo returns to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden Friday, October 17–30, 6–9 p.m. 779-8717 or www.riverbanks.org.