Gore Salon in Irmo will hold its Seventh Annual “Primping for PAALS” fundraiser Sunday, April 12, 1–5 p.m., to benefit the service dog training organization, PAALS (Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services). www.paals.org or 788-7063.
BlueChoice® HealthPlan Medicaid will host “Repack the Backpack” 2–5 p.m., Sunday, March 29, Martin Luther King Park. 382-5817.
Grace United Methodist Church, 410 Harbison Boulevard, will host a Hot Dog Supper, 6 p.m., Friday March 27, followed by the movie Redeemed for adults and VeggieTales – Twas the Night Before Easter for children at 7 p.m. 732-1899.
Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce will hold its 7th Annual Good Deed Friday Charity Event Friday, April 3. On Good Friday, residents are encouraged to support area non-profits by bringing gently used or new items to The Balance Institute, 1905 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia. www.cwcchamber.com/good-deed-friday-charityevent.html or 794-6504.
Congaree Land Trust (CLT), with Palmetto Pride, will host the Cowasee Clean-up Saturday, March 28, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., Cowasee Basin along US #76/#378. Participants will meet at the Billy Tolar Boat Landing which is located on US #76/#378 (Garners Ferry Road) where it crosses the Wateree River between Columbia and Sumter. www.congareelt.org.
South Carolina State Museum will present the inaugural South Carolina Muzzleloader Conference, Show and Sale Friday April 10 and Saturday, April 11, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., 301 Gervais Street. 898-4948 or scmuseum.org.
Allen University Hip Hop Studies Conference will be held Friday, April 17, 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Allen University, 1530 Harden Street. firstname.lastname@example.org.
State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman will deliver the keynote address at the Delta Kappa Gamma State Convention Saturday, May 21 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel. 467-6587.
National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Columbia (SC) Chapter will hold a celebration of its first anniversary, “My Sister’s Keeper Awards Luncheon,” Saturday, April 11, noon–3 p.m., Embassy Suites, 200 Stoneridge Drive. www.nc100bwcolumbiasc.org.
Historic Columbia and the dance team of Richard Durlach and Breedlove will step back in time at the historic Big Apple to present a night of swing dancing for Swingin’ at the Big Apple Friday, March 27, 7 p.m., 1000 Hampton Street. 252-1770 ext. 23 or email@example.com.
Grace United Methodist Church will host its Annual Sunrise Service 7 a.m., Easter Sunday, April 5, on the patio of Lakeside Apartments, 401 Harbison Boulevard.
Mayor Steve Benjamin and family along with the City of Columbia will host the annual Let’s Move! Easter Egg Hunt Friday, April 3, 1–3 p.m., Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street. 545-3100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Temple Zion Baptist Church will celebrate Christ’s resurrection during Easter service Sunday, April 5, 11 a.m., 1174 Heyward Brockington Road. 754-0933.
Village Church’s 14th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza will be held April 4, 11 a.m., Jeep Rogers Family YMCA, Northeast Columbia. www.blythewoodvillage.com or 419-0989.
Holy Week schedule of services at St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 5220 Clemson Avenue: Liturgy of the Palms Sunday, March 29, 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Morning Prayer, 7:30 a.m., Monday– Thursday, March 30–April 2, chapel and tomb on back patio Friday, April 3; Maundy Thursday Footwashing, Holy Eucharist, and Stripping of the Altar 7 p.m., Thursday, April 2; Good Friday services, noon and 6 p.m., Friday, April 3; Way of the Cross, outdoor walking of the stations, 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 3; the Great Vigil of Easter with Holy Baptism 8:30 p.m., Saturday, April 4; Festival Choral Eucharist with Baptism 8:30 a.m., Sunday, April 5; and Festival Choral Eucharist, 10:30 a.m., Sunday, April 5. www.stmartinsinthefields.com.
Fourth Annual “It’s All About Herbs” Festival, presented by The Herb Bunch of Lexington, S.C., will be held Saturday, April 11, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Lexington County Museum, 231 Fox Street, Lexington. 530-7530 or email@example.com.
Slow Food at Indie Grits Sustainable Chefs Showcase & Potluck will be held April 19, 3–6 p.m., 711 Whaley Street. www.indiegrits.com/events/slow-food/.
Curing Kids Cancer and the Columbia Fire Department will hold the second annual Fire Truck Pull to benefit pediatric cancer research Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m., Columbia Fire Department, 1800 Laurel Street. www.curingkidscancer.org/firetruckpull or 238-19210.
Riders Remembered Angels of Support will host a Memorial Ride for Kyle Gause, a single father who was the victim of a hit and run in August 2014, April 11 , 9 a.m., Harley Haven, just off I-26 at exit 101-B. 255-5547 or www.ridersremembered.org.
Columbia Area Chivers will hold its 8th Unofficial Meet-Up to help raise funds for one of its own Chivettes diagnosed with colon cancer, May 16, 7 p.m., Music Farm, 1022 Senate Street. www.chiveonsc.org or 231-8803.
Columbia Garden Club Plant Exchange will be held Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m., Forest Park Shopping Center, Forest Drive. 261-7471 or columbiagardenclub.com/events/plantexchange. html.
BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center will be at the Columbiana Belk store, 100 Columbiana Centre Circle, Wednesday, April 1 and Thursday, April 2, 9:30 a.m.–7 p.m. to offer free, convenient mammogram screenings. 855-655-BMMC (2662) or www.belk.com/pink.
United Methodist Women at Grace United Methodist Church, 410 Harbison Boulevard, will hold its annual Indoor Yard Sale Saturday, June 14, 7 a.m.–1 p.m. 732-1899.
South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority will hold a special telephonic Board of Director Meeting April 6, 10:30 a.m., office of the South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority, 1201 Main Street, Suite 1600. 737-0268.
Reid Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will hold its 10th Annual Easter Concert, “A Joyous Proclamation,” Sunday, March 29, 5 p.m., 704 Gabriel Street. 786-0701.
Opera at USC will wrap up the academic year with Firebird Motel and At the Boar’s Head at the School of Music Recital Hall, 813 Assembly Street, Saturday, April 11, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 12, 3 p.m. 777-1983 or ww.sc.edu/music.
Carolina Jazz Society Dixieland Jazz Concert will be held 2:30–5 p.m., Sunday, April 12, Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle. sites.google.com/site/carolinajazzsociety/or 432-1504.
Lexington and Richland County residents will have the opportunity to recycle electronics, household hazardous waste, tires (limited amount), scrap metal, cooking oil, and shred paper at the regional recycling event April 11, 8 a.m.–12 p.m. Crossroads Middle School, 6949 St. Andrews Road. www.lexco. sc.gov/recycling or 785-3340.
A.C. Flora Class of 1975 will hold its 40th year reunion June 12-13 in Columbia. A search is on for classmates. A Friday evening meet and greet will be held at a Columbia restaurant to be determined. Saturday’s activities, including a tour of the campus and a catered dinner, will take place at the school, 1 Falcon Drive. Tours are scheduled for 3-5 p.m., hosted by current students of the school’s ROTC. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. with a social time, a catered meal, a program, and music for dancing. Details will be posted on the A.C. Flora Class of 1975 Facebook page and its website, www.acfloraclassof1975.org. For more information, call Brenda Peterson at 301-821-3436.
Suddeth Automotive will offer a free Women’s Car Care Seminar Saturday, April 18, 9:30 a.m., 1410 North Millwood Avenue. 256-2110 or www.SuddethAuto.com.
Pastor’s Cup Golf Classic will be held Monday, April 20, Columbia Country Club, 135 Columbia Club Drive, Blythewood. 754-6000 or PastorsCupscGolf@gmail.com.
Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation will host the 9th Annual “Jailbreak 5K Run & Walk” Saturday, May 23, 8 a.m., Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, 521 Gibson Road, Lexington. 785-8230 or www.strictlyrunning.com.
City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor the Active Adults Olympic Games for adults age 50 and older Monday, May 18–Friday, May 22. Competitions will be held in the evenings. Times and locations will vary. Olympic-style medals will be awarded. 545-3100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Palmetto Half Marathon will be held April 10–11, 7 a.m., Village at Sandhill, 741 Fashion Drive. email@example.com or 600-1800.
EWGA Columbia SC Chapter will host its 2015 Golf Season Kick-Off Event Saturday March 28, 9 a.m., Wildewood Country Club,10120 Two Notch Road, Ste. 2, PMB 325. www.ewgacolumbia.org/home.
Cayce Serves Tennis Tournament will be held April 11, Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center, 1120 Fort Congaree Trail, Cayce. 550-9529.
Volksmarch, a 5/10 K Historic Capital City Walk, sponsored by the Asheville Amblers walking club, will be held Saturday, April 5, 1 p.m., leaving from Columbia Metropolitan Visitor Center, 1101 Lincoln Street. www.ava.com.
Columbia Area Neuropathy Support Group will meet Tuesday, March 31, 11 a.m., Dunn- Smith building, Shandon United Methodist Church, 3004 Devine Street. 782-5823.
Arts at Shandon will present Becoming Harriet Tubman April 10, 730 p.m., Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow Street. 771-4408 or www.shandonpres.org.
Abraham. In. Motion, a contemporary dance show, will be performed at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College Saturday, March 28, 7:30 p.m. HarbisonTheatre.org.
Richland County Conservation Commission will present a free screening of the 25-minute documentary film, Votesville, Saturday, April 11, 3 p.m., Greenview First Baptist Church, 101 Isaac Street. 786-1051.
Historic Elmwood Park Tour of Homes + Gardens will celebrate its 32nd year Saturday, April 11, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Elmwood Park, Downtown Columbia, corner of Bryan and Park Streets. www.historicelmwoodpark.org.
SERCO will present PREVUE—the launch of a Lower Richland Heritage Corridor Tours Packages, April 25, noon–3 p.m., Historic Harriet Barber House, 116 Barberville Loop, Hopkins. firstname.lastname@example.org or 261-5596.
Historic Columbia’s annual Cemetery Tours will return Thursday, April 9 and continue the second Thursday of each month through September. The Secrets from the Grave tour starts at 7:30 p.m. and The Moonlight Cemetery Tours at 8 and 8:30 p.m. historiccolumbia.org or 252-1770 ext. 23.
WWII Ceremony, hosted by Military Timeline Impressions, will be held March 29, 2 p.m. to Commemorate the First Us Army Mass Parachute Drop, at the site of the 82d Airborne Division Monument on Highway US1 between Elgin and Camden. 356-0611.
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Charles P. Murray Jr. Post 641 Spring Party will be held Saturday April 25, dinner 4–7 p.m., Jerry Cummings Band 7 p.m.–12 a.m., 534 South Beltline Boulevard. 782-5943.
International Coordinator Juanita Mendenhall will speak about how Disaster Assistance Partnerships (DAP) helped to open the first school in Madina, Sierra Leone, one year ago, 7 p.m., Monday, April 13, University of South Carolina Russell House Theater. ifhe.org.
Columbia Art Center will offer a four-day multimedia visual art camp, Spring Break Art Camp, for children ages six-12, March 30–April 2, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1928 Calhoun Street. 545-3093.
Brighten your Spring at Shepherd’s Center of Columbia, 3401 Trenholm Road with choice of 31 hourly classes offered nine Wednesdays, starting April 1. www.shepherdcentercolumbia.org or 779-4449.
Stephen Ministry Introductory Workshop will be held Saturday, May 2, 9 a.m. –1 p.m., Forest Lake Presbyterian Church, 6500 N. Trenholm Road. www.stephenministry.org/workshop or 314-428-2600.
Lexington County office of the Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem Program will offer a 30 hour training program at no cost beginning March 30. www.lexington.scgal.org or 957-6484.