Riverfront Park’s Art Along the Trail showcase will be held Saturday, October 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4122 River Drive. 803-545-3093.
The town of Winnsboro will host approximately 30 artists from around the state and neighboring states as they paint in an outdoor painting competition, Plein Air Paint Out, in and around Winnsboro October 15, with a ceremony for winners 5–7 p.m., Winnsboro Woman’s Club, 102 S. Vanderhorst Street, Winnsboro. Bartoil@aol.com.
Christy Aitken’s exhibition “Portraits In Wood,” a show about questions, labels, and identities, will be held October 3–November 13 with an artist’s reception October 5, 5–7 p.m., Community Hallway 701 Whaley.
The work of glass jewelry artist Susan Ford Robertson mabe be seen Friday, October 7, 5–8 p.m., Gallery West, 134 State Street, West Columbia. www.gallerywestcolumbia.com
Blood Drive will be held Sunday, October 30, 8 a.m.–1 p.m., Shandon United Methodist Church, 3407 Devine Street. redcrossblood.org.
Wednesdays@First Lunch Service—First Presbyterian Church lunch service is 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.
Word Alive! Fall Bible Study will be held Tuesdays through December 6, 10 a.m.–noon, Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. 803-798-4488 or christianlifecolumbia.com.
Cayce First Baptist Church will celebrate its 104th anniversary Sunday, October 16, 10:30 a.m., 600 Holland Avenue, Cayce. Following the morning service, a BBQ lunch will be served in the fellowship hall.
Kingsmen Men’s Breakfast will be held Saturday, October 8, 8–10 a.m., Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. 803-238-7795 or christianlifecolumbia.com.
Auntie Karen’s 14th Annual Young Entrepreneurs Conference will be held October 15, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Benedict College Business Development Center, 2601 Read Street. www.auntiekaren.org.
IT-oLogy will host the Regional Autonomous Robotics Circuit (RARC) competitions. The three competitions will take place at Spirit Communications Park, Saturday, November 19, February 18, and April 29. nicerc.org.
City of Columbia’s Office of Sustainability and the Community Development Department will bring a brand new ballgame to Spirit Communications Park Thursday, October 6, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. with a conference covering topics including sustainability, recycling, homeownership, landscaping, and home maintenance. brandnewballgame.eventbrite.com.
Heart ’n Soul Dinner and Dance for Harvest Hope Food Bank will be held Friday, October 7, 6–10 p.m., The Hall, 320 Senate Street. heartnsoulband.org or 803-338-6821.
Third Annual Midlands Kids Festival, presented by Absolute Total Care, will be held Saturday, October 8, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Jamil Temple, 206 Jamil Road. midlandskidsfest.eventbrite.com.
Local author Bonnie Stanard will sign copies of her latest novel What Missing Means during the Congaree Blue Grass Festival Saturday, October 1, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Historic Columbia Speedway, 2001 Charleston Highway. www.cityofcayce-sc.gov/cbf/info.asp.
VillageChurch will present the 12th Annual Lake Scare- O-Lina, a family friendly Fall festival, Sunday, October 23, 4–6 p.m., Jeep Rogers Family YMCA in Lake Carolina. www.blythewoodvillage.com or 803-419-0989.
Free Super Hero Fun Fest for families with pre-school middle school youth will be held Saturday, October 29, 4–6 p.m., Meadowlake Park, 524 Beckman Road. 803- 397-5072 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greenview Music Festival to benefit the Carolyn Wood- Ellison Scholarship, sponsored by the Greenview Reunion Foundation, will be held October 1, 1 p.m., Greenview Park, 6700 David Street. 803-960-5778.
The Lourie Center will hold its 2016 Fall Festival Friday October 7, 8 a.m.–1 p.m., 1650 Park Circle. 803-779-1971 ext. 12 or www.louriecentersc.com.
Grace United Methodist Church will hold its annual “Grace’ous’ BBQ” October 8, 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m., 410 Harbison Boulevard. 803-732-1899.
The Capital City Club will host its annual Charity Classic “Under the Big Top” Friday, October 14, 7–11 p.m. 803-256-2000.
East Lake Community Church of Irmo will hold its annual Car Show and Silent Auction benefitting local and worldwide mission teams. The fundraiser will begin with the silent auction on the October 16 and will culminate with the car show Saturday, October 29, 10 a.m., East Lake parking lot, 10057 Broad River Road, Irmo. eastlakeonline.com or 803-749-9298.
Historic Columbia’s The Palladium Society (TPS) will present the 13th annual Bluegrass, Bidding & BBQ fundraiser Thursday, October 20, 7–10 p.m., grounds of the Robert Mills House & Gardens, 1616 Blanding Street.historiccolumbia.org/bbq.
City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department will host the following Halloween events at the city’s parks: Healthy Halloween Wednesday, October 26, 5–7 p.m., Katheryn M. Bellfield Booker Washington Heights Cultural Arts Center, 2611 Grant Street; Lorick Park’s Haunted House and Candy Carnival, Thursday, October 27, 5:30–8:30 p.m., Lorick Park, 1600 Lorick Avenue; Friday, October 28—Edisto Park Discovery Center, 3–6 p.m., 1914 Wiley Street; Emily Douglas Park, 2500 Wheat Street, 4–6 p.m.; Greenview Park’s Halloween Party, 6700 David Street, 5:30–8 p.m.; Hampton Park’s Halloween Carnival, 117 Brandon Avenue, 3–5:30 p.m.; Heathwood Park’s Halloween Party, 800 Abelia Road, 3:30–6 p.m.; Lorick Park’s Haunted House and Candy Carnival, 1600 Lorick Avenue, 6–7:30 p.m.; Martin Luther King Jr. Park’s Haunted House, 2300 Greene Street, 6–7:30 p.m.; Pinehurst Park’s Fall Carnival, 2300 Pinehurst Road, 5:30–7:30 p.m.; Sims Park’s Halloween Party, 3500 Duncan Street, 4–6 p.m.; St. Anna’s Park’s Halloween Party, 1315 Liberty Hill Avenue, 4–6 p.m.; Woodland Park’s Halloween Carnival, 6500 Olde Knight Parkway; Saturday, October 29—Hyatt Park’s Trunk or Treat in partnership with Pro’s 4 Charity, Hyatt Park, 950 Jackson Avenue, 3–5 p.m.; Monday, October 31—City of Columbia’s Spooktacular Halloween Carnival, Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street, 5–9 p.m. 803-545-3100.
Skirmishes for Lexington American Civil War Living History and Reenactment will be held Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Clinton Sease Farm, 382 Olde Farm Road, Lexington. 803-730-2863.
Asbury United Methodist Women will host a Fall Garage Sale Saturday, October 15, 8 a.m.–noon, 1005 Asbury Drive. A vegetable soup/cornbread lunch will be served for eat-in or take-out. 803-776-7237.
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral will hold its 68th Bazaar Saturday, October 15, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 1100 Sumter Street. Trinitysc.org.
Rehoboth United Methodist Church Annual Rummage Sale will be held Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1, 7 a.m.–2 p.m., 6911 Two Notch Road.
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.
League of Women Voters will host a Public Policy Luncheon, Thursday October 20, 11:45 a.m., Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle. Catered meal available $10. RSVP by noon Wednesday October 19 to Susan James at firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-6822.
S.C. Mental Health Commission will meet Friday, October 7, 9 a.m., Santee-Wateree Community Mental Health Center, 215 N. Magnolia Street, Sumter.
South Carolina State Museum will transform into the Museum of Oz Saturday, October 1 through November 4. Every Saturday in October the museum will host a number of family friendly activities from scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, and educational activities and will welcome Wizard of Oz characters on site throughout the museum all day. scmuseum.org.
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.
JerryFest in Five Points, a celebration of the life and art of Jerry Garcia, will be held Sunday, October 2, 2–10 p.m., Five Points fountain. www.FivePointsColumbia.com.
Marina Alexandra will be in concert Sunday, October 9, 4 p.m., Kathwood Baptist Church, 4900 Trenholm Road. 803-787-3434 or kathwoodbaptist.org.
USC Symphony Orchestra will perform music from award-winning film scores by legendary American composer John Williams Tuesday, October 18, 7:30 p.m., Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene Street. 803-251-2222 or kogercenterforthearts.com.
Matthew Whitehouse will present an organ/astronomy program Monday, October 3, 6 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2827 Wheat Street.
Carolina Jazz Society will present a Dixieland Jazz Concert Sunday, October 2, 2:30–5 p.m., Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle. www.carolinajazzsociety.com or 803-432-1504.
The Salvation Army will host a free community concert Friday October 28, 6:30 p.m., Shortess Chapel at Columbia International University. doingthemostgood.org.
Oktoberfest for German, Lutheran musical traditions concert will be held Saturday, October 15, 7:30 p.m., Koger Center. KogerCenterForTheArts.com, SCPhilharmonic.com/Oktoberfest, or 803-254-7445.
Jmichael Peeples will be in concert at the ColaJazz Artists Series October 5, 8–11 p.m., Main Street Public House, 1556 Main Street. colajazz.com/venue/main street-public-house.
Sesquicentennial State Park will offer a Children’s Birding program Saturday, October 8, 9 a.m. Two Notch Road. 803-788-2706 or email@example.com.
Columbia Tree and Appearance Commission and Columbia Green will hold the 15th Annual Columbia Choice Awards for Landscaping and Beautification. Awards will be given in six categories—New Construction/Site Development, Renovation/Reuse, Site Beautification Management, Education, Neighborhood/Community, and Special Achievement. Entries must be received by the Columbia Tree and Appearance Commission no later than October 3. Submission forms may be found at www.columbiasc.net and can be submitted via email to FORESTRY@COLUMBIASC.NET.
The City of Cayce’s Guignard Park will reopen Saturday, October 15, 11 a.m. The re-opening festivities will kick off with Mayor Elise Partin speaking at 11 a.m. and will also feature a pop up art event from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. with local artists showcasing and selling their work. The Cayce Avenues Association will be grilling hot dogs for guests, and guided walks showcasing the improvements to the park will be provided.
Camden High School Class of 1991 will host its 25th High School Reunion October 7–9. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
First Annual Cayce Public Safety Foundation Charity Golf Tournament will be held Friday, October 21, 9 a.m., Indian River Golf Club, 200 Indian River Drive, West Columbia. www.eventbrite.com/e/cayce-drives-golf-tournament-registration-26778508239.
The 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held Saturday, October 15, 9 a.m., Spirit Communications Park, 1640 Freed Drive. 803-509-7352 or email@example.com.
GriefShare will be held Wednesdays through November 2, 6:30–8:30 p.m., Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. www.ChristianLifeColumbia.com.
Rick Wade and friends will perform Country and Rock ’n’ Roll classics with A Night of Legends: A Tribute to Dolly Parton, Conway Twitty, and Elvis Presley October 15, 7 p.m., Newberry Opera House. 803-276-6264 or www.newberryoperahouse.com.
Historic Happy Hour Tour will be held Friday, September 30, 5:30–7 p.m., in Five Points. historiccolumbia.org or 803-252-1770 ext. 23.
AARP Foundation is looking to build its team of tax assistance volunteers. Tax-Aide is a free tax assistance and preparation program for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation. www.aarp.org/taxaide or 1-888-OURAARP(687-2277).
NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program will be held Mondays through November 28, 6–8:30 p.m. Free for family members, partners, and significant others, of an adult individual living with Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression), Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Panic Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), or Co-occurring Brain Disorders and Addictive Disorders. 803-206-2916 or www.namimidcarolina.org.
Forestry Commission will hold four Certified Prescribed Fire Manager courses this fall— Columbia, October 11 and January 11; Florence, October 26; and in Moncks Corner, November 15. (803) 896-8809 or www.state.sc.us/forest/cpfm.htm.
South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) will host a Sales & Use Tax Seminar Wednesday, October 19, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Columbia Conference Center, 169 Laurelhurst Avenue. 803-898-5800.
Imagine Mill District Drop-In Public Workshop, sponsored by the City of Columbia Planning & Development Services Department will be held Wednesday, October 5, 4–7 p.m., 701 Whaley at The Market. www.imaginemilldistrict.com.
Gary Paul Nabhan, world-renowned ethnobotanist, will present a free public lecture on “Conservation You Can Taste: The Role of Ethnobiologists in the Collaborative Conservation of Food Diversity” Wednesday, October 19, 6:30–7:30 p.m., USC’s Gambrell Hall, Room 153.