2018-05-18 / Events



City of Columbia Animal Services Department will hold Fill the Red Truck Drive May 19 and 20, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Animal lovers are encouraged to drop off pet supplies at the corner of Heyward and Holly Street. www.columbiasc.net/animalservices or 803-776-PETS.


Eau Claire Ministerial Alliance and other community partners will host a Prayer gathering and Parade in the Greenview Community Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., corner of Easter Street and Farrow Road.

Chappelle Memorial AME Church ladies will host its annual Women’s Day Sunday, May 20, 10:30 a.m., 1101 Pine Street. 803-254-7911.

Second Annual Ramadan Presentation and Dinner will be held June 8, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, 2701 Heyward Street. 803-386-4377 or 803-799-0845.


The 8th annual Rosewood Art and Music Festival will be held September 29, 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Rockaways, 2719 Rosewood Drive. rosewoodfestival.com.

Forest Acres Festival will be held Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m., A.C. Flora Athletic Field.

10th Annual Spring Valley High School Open Car & Truck Show will be held Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m., Spring Valley High School Student Parking Lot, 120 Sparkleberry Lane.


Midlands Go Red For Women Luncheon will be held Friday, May 18, 2018, 11 a.m., USC Alumni Center, 900 Senate Street. t-Ciara.Gray@heart.org.


Charles R. Drew Wellness Center will host a free health fair for seniors ages 50 and older in recognition of National Senior Health & Fitness Day Wednesday, May 30, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., 2101 Walker Solomon Way. 803-545-3200.

Lexington Medical Center Extended Care will host a career fair Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Lexington Medical Center Extended Care campus, 815 Old Cherokee Road, Lexington. LexingtonExtendedCare.com or 803-359 – 5181.

Palmetto Health will host the 2018 Teen Health Summit Friday, June 8, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m., Dreher High School, 3319 Millwood Avenue. This year’s theme is “Explicit Truth: Leaving Nothing Merely Behind.” Registration is required, 803-296-CARE (2273) or www.PalmettoHealth.org/THS.


The City of Columbia will observe National Historic Preservation Month during the month of May to promote history and architecture of communities big and small— Main Street Scavenger Hunt (May 1 – 31)—Clues for the hunt were released May 1 at columbiasc.net/planningpreservation/historic-preservation; City Hall Exhibit (May 1 – 31)—Throughout the month of May, a small exhibit titled Recipe For A Plaster Flower, will be on display in the City Hall Lobby; Preservation Bike Ride (May 19, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.)— Reservations required, topreservation@columbiasc.net; Historic Melrose Scavenger Hunt (May 20, 1:30 – 3 p.m.)


Matthew Ganong performs weekly piano and organ concerts Thursdays, noon, Anglican Church of the Epiphany, 2512 N. Beltline Boulevard. ganong@bellsouth.net.

David Liebman, a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and saxophone legend, has been announced as the Master Clinician for the USC ColaJazz Camp July 13–15. colajazz.com.

Spring Concert with Smooth Jazz Artist Dante Lewis will be held Thursday, May 24, 7–8 p.m., Richland Library Main, 1431 Assembly Street. 803-587-3637.

Free patriotic concert commemorating Memorial Day 2018 will be held on grounds of Dorn VA Medical Center, Garners Ferry Road, Thursday, May 24, 11 a.m., showcasing the sounds of The Patriots Band. ThePatriotsBand@gmail.com.


S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is accepting nominations for the Community Star award program now through August 1, 2018. Community Star categories include Business Star, Collaborative Star, and Rising Star. www.scdhec.gov/Environment/CommunityStar.


Columbia High School Class of 1963 will hold its 55th Reunion Saturday, May 19, Seawell’s, 1125 Rosewood Drive, 6–10 p.m. Cost is $35 per person; please send money to CHS ’63 Reunion, PO Box 2044, Irmo, SC 29063. E-mail dollymiller@sc.rr.com, or call Jimmy Brigman 803-727 2089.

Airport High School’s Classes of 1964 and 1965 will hold an Annual Class Reunion June 30, 6 p.m., Country Club of Lexington. 269-9063, dannette@sc.rr.com, 794-7073, or ameliabp@bellsouth.net.


The 22nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Brookland Foundation, will be held Friday, June 15, 9 a.m., The Members Club at Woodcreek and Wildewood, 90 Mallet Hill Road. www.BrooklandFoundation.org.

The 4th annual Sweat It Out 5K run/walk will be held June 2, 7 a.m., Woodlands Park, 6500 Olde Knight Parkway. www.sweatitoutcolumbia.com.

Sesquicentennial State Park will hold National Trails Day Hike Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m., Two Notch Road. 803-788-2706 or sesqui@scprt.com.

Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation will hold its 12th Annual Jailbreak 5K Run & Walk Saturday, May 26, 8 a.m., Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, 521 Gibson Road, Lexington. www.strictlyrunning.com.

Richland Northeast High School Summer Boys Basketball School will be held June 11–14, 8:30 a.m.–noon, 7500 Brook Field Road. 803-699-2800.

Gray Collegiate Academy will host its 2018 War Eagle Soccer Summer Camp June 25–27, 6–8 p.m., West Columbia Soccer Complex, 760 Old Barnwell Road, West Columbia. www.gcasoccer.com.

Columbia Parks & Recreation Department will offer free swim days at Maxcy Gregg and Greenview pools for the 2018 swim season, which kicks off on Saturday, May 26. Both Maxcy Gregg Pool and Greenview Pool will open 10 a.m.–7 p.m. opening day and 2–6 p.m., Sunday, May 27. Swim season will remain open until Monday, September 3. Maxcy Gregg Pool, 1655 Park Circle. Greenview Pool, 6700 David Street. 803-545-3100 or www.ColumbiaSC.net.


Save Our Sons of the Carolinas will host its annual Family STEM Fest Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Columbiana Center, 100 Columbiana Circle. saveoursons3@gmail.com.


Narconon can help with overcoming addiction in families. 1-800-431-1754


John Tudor’s Magic Theatre will be held Saturday, June 30, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 1, 3 p.m., Village Square Theatre, 105 Caughman Road, Lexington. www.villagesquaretheatre.com or 803-359-1436.


Vietnam Veterans Of America, Inc., Chapter 303 Of Columbia will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 28, 1 p.m., Vietnam Memorial in Columbia’s Memorial Park, property bordered by Hampton, Gadsden, Washington, and Wayne Streets. 803-788-9498.

National Poppy Day will be celebrated by the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Unit 6 Richland May 25, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Doc’s Barbeque, 1601 Shop Road. 803-446-9191.


Adventures in Learning Spring Program, presented by the Shepherd’s Center of Columbia, will be held Wednesdays through May 30, 9 a.m.–3:15 p.m., Trenholm Road UMC, 3401 Trenholm Road. New educational programs being offered weekly include Champion of Civil Rights in South Carolina; The Bill of Rights from a historical and contemporary context; On the Road with Charles Kurwalt, an Americana experience traveling coast to coast; A Salute to Tin Pan Alley; Your Life, Your Future: planning for life after 70; Stories from around the World; and Color your World with Prismacolors. Returning favorites include Writing: Publication tips; Tai Chai; Yoga for Older Adults; Native American Mythology; Ukelele I (closed for new members) and Ukelele II; Mah-Jongg; A History of South Carolina; Adventure Travel; Handbells; Conversational Spanish; and Imagination Station, an art experience; Also, returning is a series of independent studios: Art, Playing Bridge; and a Thursday Art studio. www.shepherdscentercolumbia.org.

Alcohol Ink Tiles workshop will be held Wednesday, May 23, 1–2 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of the Secretary, and the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization will host “Getting Back 2 Business” May 23 at Midlands Technical College—Harbison Campus. The event aims to educate small businesses on the federal procurement process. MIDLANDSTECH.EDU/gettingback2business or 202-690-7300.


Riverbanks will host Farm to Fork in the Garden Thursday, May 24, 6–9 p.m., Riverbanks Botanical Garden. www.riverbanks.org.

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