2014-07-18 / Events



The Columbia Museum of Art, in partnership with Richland Library, will present the summer exhibition, All the World’s a Stage: Anita Lobel, on view through August 17, CMA’s Wells Fargo Education Gallery and the gallery at Richland Library. columbiamuseum.org.

The Columbia Museum of Art will host an exhibition of the most famous and beloved of American illustrators, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera, on view October 17, 2014–January 8, 2015. columbiamuseum.org.

Palmetto Painters, a SC Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters, will meet Saturday, August 9, 10 a.m., Hospice of Tri- County, SC Oncology Building, 166 Stoneridge Drive. 781-2340 or www.PalmettoPainters.com


5th Annual Jump-Start Back-to-School will be held Saturday, July 26, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., First Choice Community Center, Widewater Square Shopping Center, 3315 Broad River Road. 888-676-9588, or www.selecthealthofsc.com.


Wednesdays@First Lunch Service will be held Wednesdays at First Presbyterian Church,1324 Marion Street, lunch served at 11:30 a.m.; speaker 12:20 to 12:50 p.m. Hot meal $6; soup and salad bar $5. 799-9062.

Book of Mormon Study Class is held Wednesdays, 7 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7449 Broad River Road. 801-361-9688.

Spring Valley Baptist Church will hand package 60,000 meals with ingredients provided by Feeding Children Everywhere (FCE) for Richland and Kershaw County food pantries Saturday, August 23, 8:30 a.m., Spring Valley Baptist Church, 91 Polo Road. The food packets will be distributed to Richland School District Two Backpack Programs, Sacks of Love Food Ministry serving Kershaw County schools, and God’s Store House, a local Columbia charity. 603-1524.


The Edgefield Cruise-In on the Square will be held Saturday, July 19, 4–7 p.m., Edgefield Town Square, Edgefield, S.C. 637-4600.


Summer Dance with Heart ’n Soul will be Friday August 1, 7–10:30 p.m., the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle. 779-1971 or www.louriecentersc.com.


The City Of Columbia will host the seventh annual National Night Out Kickoff Saturday, August 2, 6–10 p.m., Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street. 545-3373 or www.columbiasc.net/community-development.

“Unbelievable Bats” program will be held Friday, August 8, 7:30 p.m. , Sesquicentennial State Park; “Hike with a Ranger” will be held Saturday, August 16, 9 a.m.; “Sandhills Stroll” will be held Friday, August 22, 10 a.m. 788-2706 or sesqui@scprt.com.


Call for Entertainment and Vendors at Historic Columbia’s 36th annual Jubilee: Festival of Heritage to be held Saturday, August 23. Deadline for entertainment registration is June 30, and the entertainer application form is available at historiccolumbia.org. Interested demonstration artists should apply at JubileeEducation78@gmail.com. The festival is free and open to the public, running from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the historic Mann-Simons Site, 1403 Richland Street.

Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival will be held at City Roots Farm for great food, live music, and old-time festival fun July 19, 4–9 p.m. The festival is dog and family friendly.


Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson will host an inaugural “Hogs and Dogs for American Heroes” fundraiser Saturday, August 9, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. to benefit the Columbia-based service dog training organization, PAALS (Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services) during Assistance Dogs International Week (ADIW). www.thundertowerharley.com.


The City of Cayce’s municipal election will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. There will be three seats open for election —Mayor, Council Member District 2, and Council Member District 4. Filing opens on August 1 and in accordance with State Law, closes at noon on August 15. The deadline for writein candidates is August 29. 550-9557.


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s Blythewood Ivy League will present a public health forum, Mind, Body and Soul, Saturday, July 26, 10 a.m.–noon, Brookland Baptist Church Northeast, 1203 Summit Parkway. blythewoodakas@gmail.com.

Wellness Day will be held Saturday, July 26, 9 a.m.–noon, Stedfast Christian Center, 5200 Fairfield Road. 786-9129.


Third annual Martha’s Market will be held Saturday, September 13, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Union United Methodist Church Family Ministry Center, 7582 Woodrow Street, Irmo. 781-3013 or www.unionunitedmethodist.org.

First Market (First Nazareth Baptist Church Farmers Market) will be held Saturdays through November 22, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Millwood Parking Lot across from the church. 254-6232.

Seeds of Hope Farmers Market is held Thursdays, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow Street parking lot.

Garage Sale will be held August 15–16, Friday, 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.–1 p.m., Shandon United Methodist Church, 3407 Devine Street. All proceeds go to missions. 463-7411. Jewelry Workshop to benefit Cardinal Newman School, sponsored by Saint John Neumann Church, will be held Wednesday, July 23, 3–5:20 p.m., Gillin Hall, St. John Neumann Church, 100 Polo Road. 736-0949.


The City of Columbia will host four public meetings to gather input for the initial phase of the Walk Bike Columbia! planning process, District 1, July 29, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Eau Claire Print Building, 3907 Ensor Street; District 2, July 30, 11:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m., Capstone (Campus Room), 898 Barnwell Street; District 3, July 30, 5:30–7:30 p.m., MLK Park Community Center, 2300 Greene Street; District 4, July 31, 5:30– 7:30 p.m., Woodland Park Community Center, 6500 Olde Knight Parkway. 545-3181 or www.walkbikecolumbia.org.


The Summer Movies Series returns to Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel Street, Fridays, 8:30 p.m. July 18, Chicken Run; July 25, Monster vs. Aliens. 545-3100 or www.columbiasc.net.

Sesquicentennial State Park will offer outdoor movie nights August through October. All movies will start at dark. The Amazing Spider- Man, August 15; Captain America: The Winter Soldier, September 12; and The Amazing Spider- Man 2, October 10. 788-2706 or sesqui@scprt.com.


Columbia Baroque Summer Institute, a series of four master classes for harpsichord and recorder players, will be held Monday evenings in July, 6:30–8:30 p.m., University of South Carolina School of Music in the Chorus and Opera rooms. Each week will feature a pair of Baroque dances: Allemande & Courante, Sarabande & Gigue, Gavotte & Menuet, and Passacaglia & Chaconne. Class participants will present an informal recital July 28. www.columbiabaroque.com.

Concert for Children’s Chance featuring Gene Holdway and Nancy Gates Owen at Bill’s Pickin’ Parlor, 710 Meeting Street, West Columbia, Sunday, July 20, 2:30 p.m. Admission is a tax deductible donation to Children’s Chance, a nonprofit assisting families of children battling pediatric cancer.

An Orchestra Concert featuring gifted young solo artists will be held Friday, August 1, 7 p.m., Union United Methodist Church, Irmo. 781-3013 or www.unionunitedmethodist.org.

The Freeway Music Festival will be held August 23, Music Farm at Tin Roof, 1022 Senate Street. There will be two stages with 14 bands, stretching from the afternoon until late night. 237-4620 or 422-5259.


University High School’s 9th All Class Reunion will be held Saturday, July 26, Seawell’s on Rosewood Drive, 6–11 p.m. Music will be by Carl Brunson. Fun will be furnished by 400 to 500 students and faculty who graduated from, attended, or taught at UHS between 1932 and 1966. www.uhsreunionsite.com or 926-5886.

Little Mountain Reunion will be held Friday and Saturday, August 1 and 2, 10 a.m. 260-3974.


Public Charter School Info Expo will be held Wednesday, July 23, 5:30–7p.m., Columbiana Centre, 100 Columbiana Circle and Thursday, July 24, 5:30–7 p.m., Jeep Rogers Family YMCA at Lake Carolina, 900 Lake Carolina Drive. Mary.Carmichael@SCCharterSchools.org or 843-743-6406.


Junior Achievement 5K Fun Run through Shandon will be held Saturday, August 23, 7:30 a.m. Start and finish on Duncan Street at Hand Middle School. www.strictlyrunning.com or 252-1974.

4th Annual Guardians of the Night K-9 5K to benefit Richland County Sheriff’s Foundation (specifically the K-9 unit) will be held Saturday, July 26, 10:30 p.m., Village at Sandhill. The race will begin at the Plex, 741 Fashion Drive and end at the Fountain in the Town Center Commons. strictlyrunning.com or 309-9413.

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.

Family Connection of South Carolina will host its annual Buddy Walks to raise awareness for individuals with Down syndrome October 19, 1–5 p.m., Sesquicentennial State Park. 252-0914 or aball@FamilyConnectionSC.org.

SC Team Hope Walk for Huntington's Disease at Finlay Park will be held Saturday, October 4, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. 983-2052 or www.hdsa.org/thwcolumbiasc.


International High School Exchange Students are seeking host families. To learn more, contact iE South Carolina representative, Emily Rolin, e.rolin@international-experience.net, 269-625-4662, or iE-USA.org. Families interested in hosting this year must apply by August 15.

The First Choice Community Center’s fifth annual Jump-Start Back-to-School event will be held 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Saturday, July 26. 1-888-676-9588 or www.selecthealthofsc.com.

EdVenture Children’s Museum will host the 11th annual Countdown to Kindergarten for rising kindergarteners and their families 5:30–8 p.m., Friday, August 8. www.edventure.org or 779-3100.


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, 1 p.m., ACOA Club, 2015 College Street. A self-help 12 step group for people with mental, emotional, and substance use problems.

Anger Management Group meets Thursdays, at 6 p.m., 427 Meeting Street, West Columbia. Learn multiple techniques for managing triggers and gaining control of emotions. 739-5712.

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.

Columbia Area Neuropathy Support Group will meet Tuesday, July 29, 11 a.m., Shandon UMC, 3407 Devine Street, Dunn- Smith Bldg room 209. 782-5823.


Nickelodeon Theatre will host “A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen,” with special events July 26–27 and weekly Donen screenings through August 26. Saturday, July 26, 6 and 6:30 p.m., Meet at Hollywood Park, 300 S. Gregg Street, and join Historic Columbia Foundation for free walking tours of the historic Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood, where Stanley Donen grew up, including a stop in front of his childhood home; 7 p.m., DJ Scott Padgett, bring-yourown picnic and family fun in Hollywood Park, near Stanley Donen’s childhood home; 8 p.m., free outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain; Sunday, July 27, 3 p.m., free reception and lecture featuring Stephen Silverman, editor at People Magazine and Donen’s biographer, Nickelodeon Theatre, 1607 Main Street; Saturday, August 9, 10 a.m., Screening of The Little Prince as part of Family Fun Day at the Nick; Donen screenings (Monday showings at 5:30 p.m, Tuesday showings at 3 p.m.), July 28 and 29, On the Town; August 4 and 5, Charade; August 11 and 12, Royal Wedding; August 18 and 19, Funny Face; August 25 and 26, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. www.nickelodeon.org.

Little Red Riding Hood and The Not So Big Bad Wolf, sponsored by the Lexington County Arts Association, will be presented by the Junior Arts Summer Workshop July 27–August 3, Village Square Theatre in Lexington, 7:30 p.m., Monday–Sunday; 10 a.m., Saturday; and 3 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday. www.villagesquaretheatre.com.


American Legion Post 215, 2432 Chappelle Street, is open seven days a week, 5 p.m.-until..., cash bar and kitchen. Open to veterans and non-veterans. 765-0175.

U.S. Senator Tim Scott’s Vietnam Era Veterans Honor Ceremony will be held August 2, 10 a.m., First Baptist Church of Columbia, 1306 Hampton Street. scott.senate.gov/veterans or 844-820-0146.


Caris Healthcare wants you... If you are interested in volunteering for your local hospice, please contact Michelle Robinson, volunteer coordinator, mrobinson@carishealthcare.com or 794-4141.


Basket Weaving Workshop, sponsored by City of Columbia Art Center, will be held Saturday, July 26, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Edisto Discovery Park, 1914 Wiley Drive. www.columbiasc.net or 545-3093.

Modern Calligraphy Workshop for Beginners will be held Monday, July 21, 6:30 p.m., NEST, 1450 Main Street. www.gatherandcraft.etsy.com.

Notary Public Seminar for all Midlands-area South Carolina notaries and those interested in becoming a notary will be held Monday, August 25, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Midlands Technical College, Airport Campus Academic Center Auditorium, 1260 Lexington Drive at Traffic Circle, West Columbia. https://events.egov.com/eventreg/SC/registrant.htm?action=n ew&_ event=freelexingtonrichlandcountynotarypublicseminar.

United Way and the SC Coalition for the Homeless along with the Dorn VA and South Carolina Department of Mental Health are partnering to host the second training of the series, “Engagement through Outreach” July 23, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. uway.org or 733-5421.

Making the Right Choices in Caregiving workshop, sponsored by Gamma Nu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. , will be held Saturday, August 16, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Gamma Nu Omega House, 1203 Ashley Street. Monicapbutler@gmail.com


Guests who donate two cans of food to Harvest Hope Food Bank will enjoy buy-one, get-one admission to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden every Tuesday this summer. www.riverbanks.org.

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