Animal Protection League Annual Benefit Auction will be held Saturday November 12, 6–10 p.m., Medallion Center, 7309 Garners Ferry Road. 803-603-5443 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Stedfast Christian Center will host a Community Feeding Saturday, October 22, 12–2 p.m., 5200 Fairfield Road. 803-786-9129.
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 preschool-middle school youth will be held Saturday, October 29, 4–6 p.m., Meadowlake Park, 524 Beckman Road. 803-397-5072 or email@example.com.
The Midlands Crafter’s Association will present the 2016 Christmas Craft Show and Holiday Bazaar November 5, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Lexington Middle School, 702 N. Lake Drive, Lexington. 803-553-4912 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Richland County Sheriff’s Department will hold the fundraiser Cops on Top of Doughnut Shops! to collect donations for Special Olympics Wednesday, November 2–Friday, November 4, Krispy Kreme Doughnut Shops, 6614 Garners Ferry Road, 110 Clemson Road, 1200 Knox Abbott Drive, and 5594 A Sunset Boulevard, Lexington. 518- 6022 or 772-1555; ext. 304.
Columbia Garden Club Plant Exchange Committee will hold a community-wide plant exchange Saturday, October 22, 4711 Forest Drive (Bi-Lo parking lot). Drop off plants between 8:30–9:45 a.m. and stay to participate in the 10 a.m. exchange. There will be a raffle drawing at 10 a.m. It will be over by 10:15. email@example.com.
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.; Heathwoo d 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.
Boo at the Zoo returns to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden October 21–30, 6–9 p.m. Tickets are limited and should be purchased in advance. www.riverbanks.org.
Five Points Association will host Neighborhood-Wide Trick-or-Treating Monday, October 31, with Five Points Association merchants keeping their doors open late and giving out more treats than tricks to people as they come down in their Halloween costumes. A list of participating merchants and specials will be available at www.FivePointsColumbia.com.
The Dark Cabaret haunted theatrical production will be held October 21 and 22, 8 p.m., 6196 Eastshore Road. 803-318-4890 or www.thedarkcabaret.com.
State Museum will welcome guests to “Growl at the Moon” Thursday, October 27, 7–10 p.m. The event will feature the Wizard of Oz 4-D Experience, a laser light show set to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, a fortune teller, live music, delicious food, and craft beer. scmuseum.org.
Second Annual Drive-Thru Trick or Treat will be held Monday, October 31, 6–8 p.m., Atria Forest Lake, 4405 Forest Drive. 803-790-9800.
Historic Columbia will host the Third Annual Trunk or Treat Friday, October 28, 5:30–7 p.m., Robert Mills House & Gardens, 1616 Blanding Street. historiccolumbia.org.
My Carolina Alumni Association will hold its homecoming celebration November 3–5 with a number of events, including the Carolina Block Party at Foundation Square on the corner of Greene Street and Lincoln Street Friday, November 4, 6:30 p.m.; the Black Alumni Council Homecoming Party in the Alumni Center Ballroom, 9 p.m. –1 a.m. MyCarolina.org.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wreaths Across America ceremony will be held Sunday, December 11 with the start of the World’s Longest Veterans Parade from Maine to Arlington National Cemetery and participating locations. S.C. State House wreath-laying ceremonies will be held Monday, December 12, noon, SC Veterans Memorial on the State House Grounds, Assembly Street; Fort Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Road, Saturday December 17, noon. wreathsacrossamerica.org
The Salvation Army will host a free community concert Friday October 28, 6:30 p.m., Shortess Chapel at Columbia International University. doingthemostgood.org.
Columbia Baroque Concert Series Liaisons: Musical Splendor from the Grand Courts of Europe The British Monarchy will be held October 28, 7 p.m., Concert Hall, Spears Center for the Arts Columbia College 1301 Columbia College Drive. www.columbiabaroque.com.
Patrons and Friends of the Arts at Ebenezer, Inc. will host a Reformation Celebration featuring the South Carolina Bach Choir and the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra Saturday, October 29, 7 p.m., 1301 Richland Street. email@example.com.
Colla Voce will perform music from its upcoming Israel tour Sunday, October 30, 3 p.m., St. Peters Catholic Church, 1529 Assembly Street. 803-777-5369 or www.collavoce.info/#index.
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 Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence will be held Saturday, October 29, 10 a.m., Spirit Communications, 1640 Freed Drive. 803-545-3020 or mayorswalkagainstdomesticviolence.eventbrite.com.
Columbia Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina will hold a “Step It Up” walk October 22, 9 a.m., Drew Wellness Walkers Track, Harden Street.
GriefShare will be held Wednesdays through November 2, 6:30–8:30 p.m., Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. www.ChristianLifeColumbia.com.
Brookland Baptist Church will present the stage play The Gospel of Oz Sunday, November 6, 3 and 7 p.m., Brookland Baptist Church Health & Wellness Center, 1066 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia. 803-621-0044 or Gospelofozbrookland.eventbrite.com.
Reformation Play celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, 95 Theses, 500 Years, One Faith will be held Sunday, October 30, 1:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 1416 Broad River Road. www.salutheran.com
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.
What to Know to Maximize Social Security Income Lunch & Learn workshop will be held Thursday, October 27, 12–1 p.m., 1441 Main Street. 803-223-7003.
Interactive Course to Help Military Children Discover their S.P.A.R.C. (Strength, Potential, Aspirations, Resourcefulness, and Confidence) will be held November 2, 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Embassy Suites Columbia-Greystone, 200 Stoneridge Drive. www.MilitaryChild.org.