Barkin’ Boots ’n’ BBQ will be held Saturday, August 6, 6 p.m., PETSinc, 300 Orchard Drive, West Columbia. 803-739-9333.
Exhibition Route to (re)settlement is on display through July 30, Mann-Simons Site, 1403 Richland Street, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 1–4 p.m. or by appointment. historiccolumbia.org.
Congaree Rapid FC will host its 2017 Rapid FC Elite Camp July 27–29, 6–8 p.m., Northside Middle School, West Columbia. The camp is open for boys/girls ages 12–18. This is not a beginner’s camp. www.congareerapid.com.
EdVenture will offer Summertime Saturdays, special themed event days through August 13. Saturday, July 23: Christmas in July; Saturday, July 30: Moon Bounce Mania; Saturday, August 6: EdLympics 2016; Saturday, August 13: Dragon Day. www.edventure.org or 803-779-3100.
Select Health of South Carolina and its First Choice Community Center will host the seventh annual Jump-Start Back-to-School event, featuring back-to-school information, health screenings, children’s activities, and backpacks with school supplies provided at no cost, while quantities last, Saturday, July 23, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., 3315 Broad River Road. To expedite entry into the event, participants are asked to register in advance by calling 1-888-676-9588.
National Night Out, sponsored by Richland County Sheriff’s Department, will be held Tuesday, August 2, 6-10 p.m., Finlay Park. Call (803) 309-5070, to register your neighborhood for National Night Out and discuss crime prevention tips with the Community Action Team.
Remington College’s Cuts for Kids program will provide free haircuts for kids 17 and under throughout the month of August, Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., and walk-ins every other Saturday, 8:30–11 a.m. and 12–1 p.m., 607 Bush River Road. 803-214-9062 or remingtoncosmo.com.
South Carolina’s Sales Tax Holiday weekend will be held Friday, August 5–Sunday, August 7. South Carolina shoppers can purchase a number of back-to-school items tax free.
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.
Jungle Safari Vacation Bible School designed for children ages K4-fifth grade will be held at Chosen 2 Conquer International Ministries, 7910 Monticello Road, Saturday, July 30, 10:30 a.m. chosen2conquer.com or 803-691-0962.
The Holidays at Christopher Towers Crafts Fair will be held Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Christopher Towers Recreation Room, 1805 Devine Street. 803-661-9612 or email@example.com.
The Lourie Center will present the Beach Ball, a summer dance featuring live music with the Heart ’n Soul band, Friday, August 12, 7–10:30 p.m., 1650 Park Circle. 779-1971 or www.louriecentersc.com.
South Carolina State Fair announces the official call for entry registrations for the 2016 Competitive Exhibits. Competitive exhibits include Fine Art, Student Art, Agriculture, Flowers, and Home & Craft Department. Competitive livestock exhibits include cattle, dairy goat, sheep, smallstock, swine, youth horse, and 4-H/FFA Meat Goat. All competitions require pre-registration which is open through September 1.To complete a registration form, please visit the South Carolina State Fair website at www.scstatefair.org. The 2016 South Carolina State Fair runs from October 12–23 at the fairgrounds on Rosewood Drive and George Rogers Boulevard.
Rosewood Art and Music Festival (RAMF), formerly known as the Rosewood Art Festival, is getting ready for its sixth annual festival and is accepting vendor applications from now until midnight July 26. The Rosewood Art and Musical Festival will be held Saturday, September 10, 10 a.m.–10 p.m., outside Rockaway Athletic Club, corner of Howard and Rosewood, 2719 Rosewood Drive. 803- 608-3057.
The Five Points Association and the Babcock Center Foundation will host the 8th Annual Long’s Bar Stool Classic throughout Five Points bars and restaurants, starting at 5 p.m. August 26. The Long’s Bar Stool Classic is an 8-hole putt-putt bar crawl with proceeds benefiting the Babcock Center Foundation. www.FivePointsColumbia.com.
2016 SC State Fair Rose Show will be held Friday, October 4, 7–10 a.m., with judging at 11 a.m., Cantey Building on the SC State Fairgrounds. www.facebook.com/ Greater-Columbia-Rose-Society- 561951970527338/ or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Historic Columbia, in partnership with Dan Clayton of Paradise Plants Plus, will offer an indoor, hands-on garden workshop focusing on off-season camellia care Saturday, July 30, 9:30 a.m., historic Seibels House and Garden, 1601 Richland Street. historiccolumbia.org.
Richland Library Friends will hold its annual book sale Saturday, July 23, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Richland Library Operations Center, 130 Lancewood Road. www.richlandlibrary.com.
Richland Library will team with the Gamecocks Friday, July 29, 3 - 4:30 p.m., Drew Wellness Center, 2101 Walker Solomon Way, for Pigskin Poets. Come in your garnet and black gear, and join student athletes from the University of South Carolina’s football team, cheerleaders, and Cocky as they huddle off the field for an afternoon of stories, games, and autographs. 803-587-3637 or www.richlandlibrary.com.
Devine Street and Five Points Sidewalk Sale will be held Friday, August 5–Sunday, August 7, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. www.fivepointscolumbia.com.
NAMI Education meetings are held second Tuesday of each month at Trenholm Road Methodist Church, 3401 Trenholm Road, 6–7:30 p.m., Room 110. email@example.com.
City of Columbia’s Summer Movies Series continues Friday nights 7:30 p.m., Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street. Movies will be shown Friday nights through July 29. July 22: The Nut Job; and July 29: Star Wars: The Force Awakens. 545-3100.
Five Points Association will host the fourth concert of this season’s Five After Five July 28, 6:30–10 p.m., Five Points fountain, with Barnwell, a local indie, rock band from Columbia. USC Athletics. www.FivePointsColumbia.com.
City of Cayce’s 9th Annual Congaree Bluegrass Festival will be held October 1, 11 a.m. and October 2, 1 p.m., Historic Columbia Speedway Event Facility, 2001 Charleston Highway. congareebluegrassfestival.org.
Columbia Museum of Art, Baker and Baker Series will present Columbia Baroque’s performance “Musical Masterpieces of Italy and England” Friday, July 29, noon, Renaissance gallery of the Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main Street. columbiamuseum.com or 803-799-2810.
United Way of Midlands will host the Harmony of Giving United Way Concert Saturday, August 6, 5 p.m., The Music Farm, Columbia, 1022 Senate Street. www.musicfarm.com.
Summer Stamp and Postcard Show will be held August 13-14, Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Spring Valley High School, 120 Sparkleberry Lane. www.sefsc.org/columbia-stamp-show.html.
The 26th Walk for Life and a rebranded race—“Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon,” to benefit Palmetto Health Breast Center, will be held Saturday, October 22 beginning and ending around Spirit Communications Park. WalkForLifeColumbia.org.
The 6th Annual Guardians of the Night K-9 5K, to benefit Richland County Sheriff’s Foundation, will be held Saturday, July 30, 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 803-309-9413.
EdVenture Children’s Museum will host Military Appreciation Day November 11, offering free admission to all military members and dependents. Military members must show a valid military ID on appreciation days to receive free admission and on normal operating days to receive discounted admission. www.EdVenture.org.
Learn to play Appalachian guitar beginning Monday, August 1 Grace United Methodist Church, 410 Harbison Boulevard. This program is open to students from third grade through adults of all ages (beginners are welcome). 864-979-9188 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, INC. (CALEA ®), will arrive July 24 to examine all aspects of the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. The Academy’s performance will be assessed in nine basic areas: Credentialing; Organization; Direction and Authority; Human Resources; Recruitment, Selection, Employment and Promotion; Instructional Systems; Training Administration; Instructors; and Students. As part of the on-site assessment, academy employees, state and local law enforcement agencies, the law enforcement training community, and the public are invited to offer comments by calling 803-896-7785 Monday, July 25 between the hours of 2–4 p.m. Comments will be taken by the assessment team. Telephone comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA Standards. A copy of the Standards is available at the Academy, 5400 Broad River Road.
As a part of the Office of Business Opportunities’ #SmartBusiness Small Business Series, OBO will hold a workshop, “Key Strategies to Attracting High-End Clients,” Thursday, July 28, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., 1201 Main Street, Suite 250. 545-3950 or www.eventbrite.com/e/key-strategies-to-attracting-high-end-clients-ticke....
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden’s annual Brew at the Zoo will be held Friday, August 5, 7–9:30 p.m. and will feature more than 100 varieties of beer to sample. All proceeds from the event will support ongoing wildlife conservation and education efforts at Riverbanks. www.riverbanks.org.