Columbia and Lexington Animal Services will hold a Fur- Ever Yours pet adoption special for $14 February 12–15, Columbia Animal Services, 127 Humane Lane, and Lexington Animal Services, 321 Ball Park Road, Lexington. The adoption fee will include spay/neuter, microchip, Feline Leukemia/Heartworm Test, initial vaccines, and deworming. 776-7387 or 785-8149.
Columbia Art Center will host a four-day multimedia visual art camp to keep children engaged during spring break, Spring Break Art Camp, March 28–31, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., Art Center, 1928 Calhoun Street. 545-3093 or www.columbiasc.net.
Wednesdays@First Lunch Service—First Presbyterian Church lunch service each Wednesday; lunch served at 11:30 a.m., brief service 12:20–12:50 p.m. Hot lunch $6; soup and salad $5. Jackson Hall, 1324 Marion Street. 799-9062.
Redeemer Northeast Church is a new church meeting at Jeep Rogers YMCA, 900 Lake Carolina Drive, Sundays, 10 a.m. redeemernortheast.org.
Mast General Store is partnering with Harvest Hope February 13 and 14 to fill its larder with food. The annual Be a Sweetheart, Feed the Hungry event matches each pound of candy purchased with a $1 donation to help ensure that those in our community needing a good meal will have the ability to enjoy one. www.HarvestHope.org.
S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles will be closed on Monday, February 15 in observance of the Presidents’ Day state holiday. www.scdmvonline.com.
Valentine’s Dance with Heart ’n Soul will be held Friday February 12, 7–10:30 p.m., presented by the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle. 779-1971 or www.louriecentersc.com.
Carolina Children’s Garden at Clemson/Sandhill will host the annual Great Backyard Bird Count Saturday, February 13, 8:30–10:30 a.m. Bring binoculars and field guides. Children’s bird activity at 10:30 a.m. email@example.com.
Campsites at Congaree National Park are now available through an online reservation system, Recreation.gov, a national reservation system which includes numerous federal areas nationwide and provides opportunities for trip planning, information sharing and reservations. Reservations can also be made by phone at 877-444-6777.
Puttin’ On the Ritz Senior Talent Show, sponsored by City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department and Greenview Park Senior Club, will be held Saturday, March 19, 2 p.m., Greenview Park, 6700 David Street. Contestants must register by Saturday, February 27. ColumbiaSC.net or 754-5223.
The Palladium Society Chili Cook-Off will be held Saturday, February 27, Music Farm Columbia. Deadline to enter is 5 p.m., February 8. historiccolumbia.org.
Unleash The Beauty Women’s Expo, presented By TAG Makeup Artistry, will be held on Saturday, March 12, 12–4 p.m., The Comedy House, 2768 Decker Boulevard. www.tagmakeupartistry.com.
Growing Home Southeast, a non-profit family services organization, will host its fifth annual Oyster Roast Thursday, February 25, 6–100 p.m., the Carolina Haven, 920 Hemlock Drive. Proceeds will benefit Leaphart Place, Growing Home Southeast’s supportive housing program. 791-5513 or www.oysterroast.org.
Allen University will host its 11th Annual Richard Allen Awards/UNCF fundraising event to raise critical scholarship dollars for Allen University students Saturday, February 13, 11:30 a.m., Columbia Marriott. 255-4770 or www.allenuniversity.edu.
Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter’s Sweet & Savory fundraiser will held Thursday, April 28, 6-9 p.m., South Carolina State Museum Planetarium Lobby. palmettoplaceshelter.com/sweet-savory-chefs-competition-2016. Curing Kids Cancer is joining the Columbia Fire Department for the third annual Curing Kids Cancer Fire Truck Pull Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m., Columbia Fire Department Headquarters, 1800 Laurel Street. Proceeds will benefit the Cancer and Blood Disorders Clinic at Palmetto Richland Children’s Hospital. www.curingkidscancer.org.
Kids’ Chance of South Carolina, a statewide nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to the children of injured workers in S.C., will commemorate 23 years of giving at the “Denim and Diamonds Gala” Saturday, February 20, 6 p.m.–midnight, Marriott, downtown Columbia. bidr.co/events/denimanddiamonds.
Lexington County Herb Bunch will hold its 5th Annual “It’s All About Herbs” Festival Saturday, April 2, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Lexington County Museum, 231 Fox Street, Lexington. 530-7530.
The Annual Mid-Carolina Camellia Society Show and Plant Sale will be held Saturday, February 13, 1–5 p.m., Phillips Market Center, South Carolina State Farmers Market, 3483 Charleston Highway, West Columbia. www.camelliasc.org or www.scstatefarmersmarket.com.
Trenholm Park’s 2016 Health Fair will be held February 13, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., 3900 Covenant Road. 787-0216.
Re-enactment of Sherman’s firing on Columbia, sponsored by the Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans, will be held Saturday, February 13, noon–1 p.m. on both sides of the Gervais Street bridge in downtown Columbia. www.wadehamptoncamp.org.
Historic Columbia will host this month’s Historic Happy Hour at the Mann-Simons Site, 1403 Richland Street, Friday, Feb. 19, 5:30 p.m. A family friendly version of the event, An Afternoon at Mann-Simons, will be held Sunday, February 21, 1–4 p.m. historiccolumbia.org.
Riverbanks Park Commission will convene the third Thursday of each month during 2016. All regularly scheduled meetings will take at place at noon at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden’s Ndoki Lodge. www.riverbanks.org.
Columbia Area League of Women Voters will host a public policy lunch Thursday, February 18, 11:45 a.m., Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle. Topic: Marijuana, Institutional Racism, Prison Overcrowding, and Rationale for Legalizing Marijuana. Catered lunch available $10; reserve by Wednesday, February 17, noon to Susan James at firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-6822.
Skipp Pearson's Jazz Bash and Love Fest (benefit) will be held Sunday, February 28, 5–8 p.m., The Big Apple, 1000 Hampton Street. Reservations suggested, email@example.com.
SC Federation of Music Clubs (SCFMC) $4,000 Music Scholarship auditions will be held Saturday, February 28, Columbia College, Performing Arts Center, for S.C. high school senior pursuing music degree at S.C. institution. firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-2990.
McKissick Museum, USC’s School of Music, and Brookland Baptist Church have partnered to present Shared Traditions: Sacred Music in the South February 26 and 27, kicking off Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday’s programs will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 6:30 p.m. at Brookland Baptist Church, 1066 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia. email@example.com.
St. Pat’s in Five Points is currently accepting submissions for the 9th Annual Battle for St. Pat’s, where bands will battle it out for a spot to perform on stage at the 34th Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points, March 19. Submissions are to be sent as an electronic press kit consisting of the following: band biography, picture, contact information, three or more songs, and at least one YouTube video. Submissions are to be sent to BattleForStPats@yahoo.com by February 19, 2016, 11:59 p.m.
Palmetto Artist Series will host contemporary Christian music’s Point of Grace in concert Friday, February 19, 7 p.m., St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 6952 St. Andrews Road. sapc.net/pas or 732-2273 ext. 1719.
Game of Tones—The 2nd Annual High School Battle of the Bands will be held Sunday, February 28, 3 p.m., Music Farm, 1022 Senate Street. www.musicfarm.com.
Cring & Clazzy will be in concert Sunday February 14, 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Windsor United Methodist Church, 9500 Windsor Lake Boulevard. 788-1858.
Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra’s “Classical Shuffle” Concert will be held Sunday, February 28, 3:30 p.m., Harbison Theater at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College Street, Irmo. www.LMSO.org or 400-3540.
Rice Music House will host Steinway Artist B.K. Davis in concert Sunday, February 21, 3 p.m., Village at Sandhill, 470-16 Town Center Place. 254-2777.
HeartBERN/BERNtheRave, a progressive political “party” to raise awareness and support for Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign, will be held Saturday, February 13, 7 p.m.–2 a.m., The Attic, 638 Harden Street. 765-9851.
U.S. Senator Tim Scott is accepting applications for congressional internships in his Washington, DC, North Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville offices for the summer of 2016. firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 224-6121.
The City of Cayce is currently accepting applications from organizations planning events and activities open to the public that will promote tourism to the City of Cayce during FY 16-17. To obtain an application packet, please go to www.cityofcayce-sc.gov or contact Kara Carmine at Cayce City Hall at 550-9520. Deadline for receipt of application is March 4, 2016.
Richland County Solid Waste & Recycling and the City of Forest Acres will host a joint recycling and paper shredding event for residents 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday, February 20, Crayton Middle School, 5000 Clemson Avenue. 576-2446 or 782-4719.
University of South Carolina’s College of Social Work and the I. DeQuincey Newman Institute for Peace and Social Justice will hold the annual Newman Lecture with guest speaker Patrick Patterson Thursday, February 25, 6 p.m., Spigner House, 915 Gregg Street. cosw.sc.edu or 777-6797.
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Community Options, Inc. will hold its annual Cupid’s Chase 5K Run/Walk, benefiting persons with intellectual disabilities, Saturday, February 13, Maxcy Gregg Park. www.comop.org.
The Quarry Crusher Run (QCR), one of Columbia’s most unique foot races, has expanded onto the national scene with four dates in four different states for 2016. The series will kick off with Columbia as its premier race April 16, followed by Atlanta, Georgia May 21; Birmingham, Alabama June 11; and Baltimore, Maryland September 24. All races will average around 3.7 miles and will be held in Vulcan Materials Company’s quarries in each state. www.quarrycrusherrun.com.
Registration is open for Walk MS 2016. The National MS Society, Greater Carolinas Chapter will host 19 walk locations in April 2016 that span North Carolina and South Carolina, including a walk in Columbia April 16. www.walkmscarolinas.org.
The Eighth Annual Charity Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Midlands Baptist Association (MBA), will be held Monday, March 14, 9 a.m., Oak Hills Golf Country Club with proceeds to benefit hunger and homelessness in the Midlands. 600-2315 or mbaSCgolf@gmail.com.
The second annual One Run Columbia 5K/10K, mapped throughout the Earlewood neighborhood, will be held April 9 and will benefit Ezekiel Ministries and Young Life Columbia. www.oneruncolumbia.org.
City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department’s registration for the 2016 Spring Adult Softball and Adult Kickball leagues are open through Friday, February 26. Season begins week of March 14. 545-3100 or email@example.com.
2016 FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournament season will open Saturday, February 13, for South Carolina Division anglers with an event on Lake Murray, Dreher Island State Park. Facebook.com/FLWFishing.
Central Carolina Community Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 school year through March 15. Interested students should visit the Student section at www.yourfoundation.org to view eligibility criteria and complete their online application.
The SC Bar Young Lawyers Division (YLD), in conjunction with the Upsilon Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., will host the 15th annual Cinderella Project, which provides gently worn formal, bridesmaid, and prom dresses for young women who lack the financial resources to buy a gown for their high school prom. Clean dresses in all sizes, as well as evening bags, jewelry, shoes, and other accessories, are needed. Donations can be dropped off at any of the following locations until February 24: Gallivan White & Boyd P.A., 1201 Main Street, #1200; Greater Cayce West Columbia Chamber of Commerce, 1006 12th Street, Cayce; Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce, 302 Columbia Avenue, Chapin; Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, 930 Richland Street; Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce, 311 W. Main Street, Lexington; LawyerLisa, 534 St. Andrews Road; Lexington Interfaith Community Services, 216 Harmon Street, Lexington; M Boutique, 702 Cross Hill Road, #400a; Richardson Plowden & Robinson, 1900 Barnwell Street; SC Bar, 950 Taylor Street; Strom Law Firm, 2110 N. Beltline Boulevard; Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A., 1901 Main Street, 17th Floor; USC Alpha Chi Omega House, USC Greek Village; or WLTX, 6027 Garners Ferry Road. A boutique will be on Saturday, February 27, 8 a.m.–noon, Brookland Baptist Church. www.scbar.org/yld.
NAMI Mid-Carolina will host a Family-to-Family Education Program free for family members, partners, and significant others, of an adult individual living with major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, borderline personality disorder, panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, co-occurring brain disorders and addictive disorders Thursday evenings February 25- –May 12, 6–8:30 p.m. 206-2916 or www.namimidcarolina.org.
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden’s upcoming events include Free Fridays in January and February for residents of Richland and Lexington counties; Orchids on the Riverbanks Festival, February 12-14; and Small Girl Scout Troop Overnight: Night Creatures, February 20. www.riverbanks.org.