Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera exhibit will be on view in the Lipscomb Family Galleries at Columbia Museum of Art Friday, October 17–Sunday, January 18, 2015, 1515 Main Street. www.columbiamuseum.org
Cleaves Memorial CME Church musical choir anniversary program will be held Sunday, September 14, 2:30 p.m., 3407 Beaumont Avenue. 736-9884.
Life Changing Ministries will hold its 48th Anniversary Sunday, September 21, 4 p.m., 928 Kennerly Road, Irmo. 781-2110.
Bluff Road United Methodist Church will host its 2014 Evelyn Jackson Tea Saturday, September 27, 4 p.m., Joe E. Mann Center, Fort Jackson. 776-8977.
Wednesdays@First Lunch Service First Presbyterian Church lunch service is held each Wednesday; lunch served at 11:30 a.m., brief service 12:20–12:50 p.m., Jackson Hall, 1324 Marion Street. 799-9062.
Through the Bible Sermon Series will be held at Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road, Wednesdays through November, 7 p.m. 798-4488.
Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road, will host the Kingsmen Breakfast, Saturday, September 20, 8–10 a.m. 238-7795 or email@example.com.
Lourie Center’s End of Summer Dance will be held Friday September 19, 7:30–10:30 p.m., 1650 Park Circle. 779-1971 or www.louriecentersc.com.
Contra Dance will be held September 20, 7–10:30 p.m., Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 2501 Heyward Street. www.contracola.org or 760-5881.
The 2014 Fall Literary Festival will be held held October 9, 16, and 30, 6 p.m., Hollings Library at the University of South Carolina. library.sc.edu/fallfestival.html.
Jerryfest in Five Points: A Celebration of the Life and Art of Jerry Garcia will be held October 5, 3:30 p.m., in the heart of Five Points at the fountain. www.FivePointsColumbia.com.
The Mad Platter’s 8th Annual Paint the Platter Pink! will be held September 24, 4–9 p.m. to raise funds for Palmetto Health’s Walk for Life, 3101 Millwood Avenue. 771-8080.
2014 Mayor’s Campaign Against Breast Cancer Isabel Law Breakfast will be held Friday, October 17, 6–9 a.m., City Hall parking lot, 1737 Main Street with proceeds going to Palmetto Health Foundation for the Bosom Buddies Fund. 545-3020 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Columbia Area Chivers will hold its 7th “Unofficial Meet-Up” October 11, 7 p.m., Flying Saucer, 931 Senate Street to help raise funds for The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association. ChiveCharities.org.
Lexington County Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale will be held September 26–28, Friday and Saturday 8 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday 12–5 p.m., S.C. State Farmers Market, 3483 Charleston Highway, West Columbia.
Columbia Garden Club Fall Plant Exchange will be held Saturday, October 18, 10 a.m., 4711 Forest Drive (Parking Lot of Forest Park Shopping Center). 261-7471 or columbiagardenclub.com/events/plant-exchange.html.
Columbia Green is accepting grant proposals until October 1, 2014 for its two grant awards, the Neighborhood Grant and Tree Initiative Grant. columbiagreen.org.
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.
Westwood Theatre Department will sponsor a Garage Sale Fundraiser Saturday September 13, 8–11a.m., Auditorium Parking Lot, Westwood High School, 180 Turkey Farm Road, Blythewood. 691-4049, ext. 36703.
Children’s Fall/Winter Consignment Sale will be held Tuesday, September 30, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; Wednesday, October 1, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., 50% off 5–7 p.m.; and Thursday, October 2, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., 50% off; Shandon United Methodist Church, 3407 Devine Street, Dunn Smith Ministry Building. email@example.com.
Cayce United Methodist Church Women will hold a fall fundraising garage sale in Chamber Hall October 11, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., 12th Street at Naples Avenue, Cayce. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Antiques and Artisans Fall Fair will be held Saturday October 4, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., 311 Jeter Street, Edgefield. 637-4600 or 275-7454.
Third Annual Church Bazaar will be held at 105 Lincoln Street, West Columbia, Saturday November 29, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. email@example.com or 794-8978.
League of Women Voters of the Columbia Area Public Policy Luncheon will be held Thursday, September 18, 11:45 a.m., Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle. Carla Damron, executive director – SC Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, will discuss “The Homeless in the Midlands.” Reservations for lunch required by September 16. SusanBJames@sc.rr.com.
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) Chapter 87 meets the second Friday of each month, 11:30 a.m., Seawell’s, 1125 Rosewood Drive. www.NARFE.org or 796-3106.
The Hearth Center for Eating Disorders at the Carolina Children’s Home will sponsor the South Carolina screening of filmmaker Darryl Roberts’ America the Beautiful 3Wednesday, October 1, 6:30 p.m., Senate’s End, 320 Senate Street. www.theheartheals.com or 787-2306.
Capturing Congaree Fire Photography Workshop will be held September 20, 8 a.m.–12 p.m., Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Road, Hopkins. 803-647-3970 or www.nps.gov/cong.
Nature Discovery Hike, led by naturalist John Galbary, will be held at the Carolina Children’s Garden, Saturday, September 20, 2–3:30 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gills Creek Watershed Association will host “Urban Paddle” September 28, 4–7 p.m., a kayak trip and cookout on Cary Lake in the Gills Creek Watershed, 6718 Cary Lane. www.gillscreekwatershed.org or 727-8326.
Ayusa International is looking for Columbia, South Carolina, host families for its exchange student program. www.ayusa.org or 1-888-552-9872.
Richland County Sheriff’s Department seeks youth ages 14–20 for Explorer Post 601, a program to develop and shape young people into becoming responsible adults and exposing them to the law enforcement field by teaching them discipline, leadership, and accountability. Explorer Post 601 meets at least once a week, 6:30 p.m., Richland County Sheriff’s Department Region 3 Headquarters, 6429 Bishop Avenue. 309-5107 or email@example.com.
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.
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.
Columbia Metropolitan Airport will host its 5th and Final Runway Run 5k Saturday, November 22, 10 a.m., Columbia Metropolitan Airport’s runway.
Richland R.U.N.S., a charity road race that celebrates all of Richland County — Rural, Urban, Neighborhoods and Suburbs, will be held Saturday, October 4, 7:45 a.m., Jim Hamilton – L.B. Owens Airport. www.rcgov.us or 576-2050.
South Carolina Philharmonic will host the sixth annual Golfing with the Phil Monday, September 15, 12:15 p.m. shotgun start, The Members Club at Woodcreek, Elgin. SCPhilharmonic.com/Golf or 771-7937.
The 16th annual All Comers Track Meet, sponsored by Richland County Sheriff’s Department, will be held Friday, September 12, 5 p.m., Lower Richland High School track field, 2615 Lower Richland Boulevard, Hopkins. 576-1429.
The 27th Annual Midlands Area Senior Games, sponsored by Richland County Recreation Commission and City of Columbia Parks and Recreation, will be held September 15–19, 7473 Parklane Road. 741-7272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Run For Everyone 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk will be held September 20, 9 a.m., intersection of Main and Lady Streets. www.ARunForEveryone.com.
S.C. Cross Country Coaches Association will host Bob Jenkins Coaches Classic Cross Country Meet Saturday, September 13, 9:10 a.m., Sandhills Research Center, Clemson Road. email@example.com or 414-3098.
Sickle Cell Walk, sponsored by Richland County Sheriff’s Department, will be held Saturday, September 13,8 a.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 1300 Pine Street. 647-0127.
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.
The Kiwan N. Fitch production Finding HOPE in the Struggle, a live show comprised of entertainment and scripted monologues inspired from the Confessions Book Series, will be held September 20, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 8301 Parklane Road. www.findinghopeinthestruggle. eventbrite.com.
American Legion Post 215, 2432 Chappelle Street is open six days a week (closed Wednesday), 5 p.m.– until with cash bar. Open to veterans and non veterans. 765-0175.
A free seminar for veterans and their dependents on the subjects of VA Appeals and Service Connection will be presented Tuesday, September 16, 7:30 p.m., American Legion Post six, 200 Pickens Street. 788-9498.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Charles P. Murray Jr. Post 641 Men’s Auxiliary will host Western Night Saturday September 27, 6 p.m., 534 South Beltline Boulevard, 782-5943.
Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center will host an outreach fair and public town hall meeting for Veterans and their families September 24, with the outreach fair 4:45–5:45 p.m., main lobby of the Medical Center (building 100); town hall meeting, 6–7 p.m. in the auditorium (building 5), 6439 Garners Ferry Road. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Charles P. Murray Jr. Post 641 will host an Oktoberfest Party Friday October 3, 6 p.m.–12 a.m., 534 South Beltline Boulevard. 782-5943.
Lexington County is looking for a few good taggers throughout September, as staff and volunteers will tag storm drains in neighborhoods in Lexington County with markers stating “No dumping...drains to waterway.” 785-8634 or email@example.com.
The I-CARE Program (Insurance Counseling Assistance and Referral for Elders) of the Central Midlands Area Agency on Aging/Aging and Disability Resource Center will conduct an educational seminar on starting Medicare Wednesday, September 16, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., 236 Stoneridge Drive. 376-5390 ext. *309 or *312.
South Carolina State Library will offer a free bring-your-own lunch and learn session on Internet and library resources to be ready for elections, South Carolina legislative topics and laws, and United States government contacts Thursday, September 18, noon–1 p.m., 1500 Senate Street. 734-8625 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department will host the fall session of the Real Women Workshop Saturday, September 27, 9 a.m., Greenview Park. 754-5223.
AARP Smart Driver course will be held at the AARP State Office, 1201 Main Street, September 25, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. 765-7370.
Steam Punk Jewelry workshop will be held Saturday, September 20, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Art Center, 1928 Calhoun Street. 545-3093 or www.columbiasc.net.
Basket Weaving Workshop will be held Saturday, September 27, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Edisto Discovery Park, 1914 Wiley Drive. 545-3093 or www.columbiasc.net.
Drawing and Painting Workshop for Children ages five-17 will be held Saturday, October 4, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. for ages five-10) and 1–4 p.m. for ages 11-17, Edisto Discovery Park, 1914 Wiley Street. 545-3093 or www.columbiasc.net.
Low-Calorie Cracked Candy Mosaic Art Workshop will be held Saturday, October 4 and Saturday, October 11, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Art Center, 1928 Calhoun Street. 545-3093 or www.columbiasc.net.
Collage Art Workshop will be held Saturday, October 25, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Edisto Discovery Park, 1914 Wiley Street. 545-3093 or www.columbiasc.net.
Halloween style Raku Workshop will be held Saturday, October 25, 9 a.m.–7 p.m. 545-3093 or www.columbiasc.net.
Pottery Workshop for Children ages five-16 will be held November 1. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. for ages five–nine, 1:30–4:30 p.m. for ages 10-16, Art Center, 1928 Calhoun Street. 545-3093 or www.columbiasc.net.
Knitting and crochet social gathering for beginner to intermediate needleworkers will be held Saturday, September 13, 9:30–11:30 a.m., Lower Richland Ruritan Club, 1521 Rabbit Run behind Lower Richland High School. 606-2355 or 369-9538.