2017-03-24 / Events



Columbia Arts Academy will host Dogs Rock IV, a benefit concert for PETSinc, Sunday, March 26, 3 p.m., Wild Wings Café in Harbison. www.petsinc.org/super-power-match.

Pawmetto Lifeline’s 9th Annual Bark To The Park Walk for the Animals will be held Saturday, April 8, 9 a.m., Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street. www.barktothepark.com.


South Carolina State Museum will offer a new line up of camps for spring break and summer presented by Aflac for the 2017 season, including Spring Break Camps—Monday, April 10, Astronomy Day; Tuesday, April 11, S.T.E.A.M Day; Wednesday, April 12, Natural History Day; Thursday, April 13, History Day; Friday, April 14, Art Day. Summer Camps include (for six–eight years old) Creative Engineering—June 6–10 and July 18-22; We Like to Move it, Move it! June 5–24 and August 1-5; Stayin’ Alive: A Megalodon-sized Mystery— June 12–16 and July 24–28; Full STEAM Ahead—June 19–23 and July 31–August 4; RoboCamp—June 26–30 and August 7–11; (for ages nine–11) Build-a-Bot—May 29–June 2 and July 10–14; Journey through the Stars—June 5–9 and July 17–21; Engineering in Flight—June 12–16 and July 24–28; History Mysteries: Detective Finn and the Case of Museum Mania— June 19–23 and July 31–August 4; Positively Patterned—June 26–30 and August 7–11; (for middle school campers) Soda City Scholars Summer Field Study—The Art of History—May 29–June 2 and July 10–14; Eco-Adventure Field School—June 5–9 and July 17–21; Professionals. . . in Spaaaace!—June 12–16 and July 24–28; SciFi Science—June 19–23 and July 31–August 4; Historian 101—June 2–30 and August 7–11. scmuseum.org.

Columbia Art Center will hold Spring Break Art Camp April 10–13, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., Art Center, 1928 Calhoun Street. Youth, ages six–12 may participate. Deadline to register is Monday, March 27. www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/art -center.


The Scottish Rite Center, 7230 Garners Ferry Road, will host a Massing of the Colors Ceremony Sunday, March 26, 3 p.m. The ceremony is a way to honor the flag and to teach patriotism to the youth and community. 803-920-8089.


Community Feeding will be held at Stedfast Christian Center Saturday, March 25, 12–2 p.m., 5200 Fairfield Road. 803-786-9129.

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, with Rev. Tula Henson, rector, holds services Sundays, 10 a.m., 900 Calhoun Street. 803-765-1519 or www.SaintTimothysChurch.com.

New Faith Covenant will hold a Woman’s Day Service March 26, 2 p.m., 7101 Ste D Parklane Road. 803-269-2469.

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.

Stedfast Christian Center’s 33rd Church Anniversary will be held Friday, April 7, 7 p.m., 5200 Fairfield Road. 803-786-9129.


Holy Week Services at Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road, include: Maundy Thursday Communion Service April 13, 7–8 p.m.; Good Friday Communion Service April 14, 7 p.m.; Easter Egg Hunt April 14, 7:45 p.m.; Easter Worship Family Services Sunday, April 16, 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m. clcolumbia.com.

Village Church’s 15th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza at the Jeep Rogers Family YMCA in Northeast Columbia will be held April 15, 11 a.m. 803-419-0989 or www.blythewoodvillage.com.


Columbia Design League is now accepting entries for the annual Runaway Runway design competition and recycled fashion show which will be held Saturday, April 29, 7 p.m., Columbia Museum of Art. www.columbiadesignleague.org.

Project Catwalk Fashion Show, hosted by the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. Columbia, SC Section, will be held Saturday, May 6, 2 p.m., Antioch Baptist Church Family Life Center, 5715 Koon Road. ncnwcolumbiasc@gmail.com.

Friends of the Eau Claire Community Council and the Children’s Alliance will host “Positive Images and Aspirations, Then and Now a Fashion Show” Sunday, March 26, 4 p.m., Eau Claire Print Building, 3907 Ensor Avenue. 803-201-5282.


Love, Peace & Hip-Hop will present “World Famous Hip-Hop Family Day” Saturday, April 8, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Main and Laurel Streets. LovePeaceHipHop.com.

South Carolina Cornbread Festival will be held Saturday, April 22, 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Earlewood Park, 1111 Parkside Drive. www.sccornbreadfestival.com.


Knights of Columbus Fish Fry will be held Fridays through April 7, 5:30–8 p.m., 1623 Marion Street. $8 adults, $5 kids, or family $25.

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin will be cooking at EdVenture’s first 100 Men Who Cook for Kids event, Sunday May 21, 6:30 p.m. EdVenture.org


The 11th Annual St. Baldrick’s Event for Childhood Cancer Research will be held Saturday, March 25, 1–5 p.m., Carolina Ale House in the Vista, 708 Lady Street. Richland County Sheriff’s Department Deputies will shave their heads for kids cancer research. www.stbaldricks.org.

Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser to Benefit American Heart Association/Relay for Life, co-sponsored by Richland County Sheriff’s Department, will be held Wednesday, March 29, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., Region 3 Headquarters, 6429 Bishop Avenue. 803-576-3063.

The Epworth Alumni Association will hold its 9th annual Cook-Out for Kids April 8, Epworth Children’s Home, 2900 Millwood Avenue. www.epworthchildrenshome.org.

Sheriff’s Department—Citizens Academy Alumni Association Yard Sale, with proceeds to benefit the Richland County Sheriff’s Foundation, will be held Saturday, April 22, 8 a.m.–noon, North Springs Recreation Center parking lot, 1320 Clemson Road. 803-309-5070.

Palmetto Place will celebrate 40 years at “Sweet & Savory” Annual Chef’s Competition to benefit the children’s home Thursday, April 27, 6–9 p.m. in the planetarium lobby of the South Carolina State Museum, 301 Gervais Street. palmettoplaceshelter.org/ss2017.


Columbia Museum of Art will host its 2017 Gala, A Night in Wonderland, Saturday, April 1, 2017, 7 p.m.–midnight, 1515 Main Street. columbiamuseum.org/gala.


SC Garden Jamboree Let’s Go Native! will be held Friday, April 21, 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Old Bush River Road. Hosted by Lexington County Master Gardener Volunteer Association. 803-338-9495 or Lcmgv.org.


Killian Community Club will sponsor a Community Yard Sale April 1, 7 a.m.–noon, 104 Joe Apree Circle.


Souper Bowl of Caring Tackle Hunger Midlands Luncheon will be held April 19, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., The Zone at Williams Brice Stadium. debbie.summers@souper bowl.org.

National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Columbia (SC) Chapter will host its annual “My Sister’s Keeper Awards and Scholarship Luncheon” Saturday, April 8, 12 p.m., The Medallion Conference Center. mysisterskeeperaward17@gmail.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. info.namimidcarolina@gmail.com.

Weekly meeting of Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families is held every Thursday, 7–8 p.m., ACOA Club, 2015 College Street. thelaundrymatattheacoaclub@gmail.com.


South Carolina State Museum will give families a chance to experience a night at the museum, Friday, March 31–Saturday, April 1. Guests will get to explore the entire museum, including the museum’s new blockbuster exhibit Savage Ancient Seas and a variety of programs geared toward astronomy. The event will also include special shows in the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium, the Rev. Dr. Solomon Jackson, Jr. 4D Theater and a night under the stars in the Boeing Observatory as they explore constellations, planets, the moon and more. 803-898-4999 or Group_Visits@scmuseum.org .


The Lourie Center, in partnership with the Capital City Big Band (CCBB) and with support of some of the area’s patriotic and cultural organizations, will present a dance and concert of live music from the WWII-era Tuesday, April 18, 7–9 p.m. The weekday event will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid. April 18, 1942, is the date on which the audacious Doolittle Raid took revenge on Tokyo for the unprovoked bombing of Pearl Harbor. 803-779-1971 or www.louriecentersc.com.

Dixieland Jazz Concert will be held April 2, 2:30–5 p.m. , Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle. www.carolinajazzsociety.com.

Opus Two, comprised of USC violin professor William Terwilliger and pianist Andrew Cooperstock, will perform Wednesday, March 29, 7:30 p.m., USC School of Music, 813 Assembly Street. www.opustwo.org.

Parker Quartet will be in concert Thursday, April 6, 7:30 p.m., University of South Carolina School of Music Recital Hall; Chamber Music Day High School Quartet Performance Competition Saturday, April 8, 7:30 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall; Parker Quartet Family Concert, Sunday, April 9, 5 p.m., Johnson Performance Hall, Moore School of Business, 1014 Greene Street. sc.edu/music/parker-residency.


The Columbia World Affairs Council (CWAC) will host Abdülhamit Bilici, recently exiled editor-in-chief of the largest daily newspaper in Turkey, who will speak on “The Recent Turmoil in Turkey & Freedom of the Press” noon, Tuesday, April 4, The Palmetto Club, 1231 Sumter Street. columbiaworldaffairs.org.


The 2017 Midlands Heart Walk will be held April 1, 8–10:30 a.m., Colonial Life Arena, 801 Lincoln Street. 803-806-3092 or midlandsheartwalk@heart.org.

Turning Pages Third Annual Golf Tournament will be held Saturday April 1, 9:30 a.m., Charwood Golf Club, 222 Clubhouse Drive, West Columbia. 803-775-2000 or www.charwood.com.

Bowl For Kids’ Sake, sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia, will be held Saturday, March 25, 2:30–8 p.m., AMF Park Lanes, 900 Axtell Drive, Cayce. www.bbbsgc.org/bfks.

City of Columbia Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) will hold the City of Columbia Open Streets Event Sunday, April 2, 1–4 p.m. (road closure from 12–5 p.m.), Devine Street between King Street and the Fire Department.

ABC Carolinas Columbia Council will present The Capital Classic Golf Outing Tournament Thursday, April 13, 12 p.m. check-in, Timberlake Country Club, 222 Timberlake Drive, Chapin. 803-345-9909 or associatedbuilderscarolinasncassoc.weblinkconnect.com.

The South Carolina Autism Society will hold its annual signature fundraising and awareness walk, Strides for Autism, Saturday, April 1, 9 a.m., Saluda Shoals Park in Irmo. www.scautism.org/strides or 803-750-6988.

The 13th Annual Crimestoppers Golf Tournament will be held Monday, April 10, 7 a.m., Spring Valley Country Club, 300 Spring Valley Road. 803-429-8841.

Limitless Sports’ 16th Annual Special Needs Ski Event will be held Friday, June 23, 9 a.m., 2000 Johnson Marina Road, Chapin. Lunch (with ice cream dessert) will be provided. pediatrics.midlandsortho.com/web/community-outreach-2 or 803-933-6118.


GriefShare will be held Wednesdays, through April 19, 6:30–8:30 p.m., Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. www.clcolumbia.com.

Divorce Care for Men and Women will be held Wednesdays, 7–9 p.m., April 5–July 5, Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. divorcecare.shannon@mindspring.com or 803-606-2999.


Dr. Rudy Mancke will hold a Guided Nature Tour of Guignard Park Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tour participants will meet at the entrance to Guignard Park at the intersection of Knox Abbott Drive and Axtel Drive. The tour is free of charge, however, space is limited. Advance registration is required. Call to register, 803-550-9520 by March 31.


The City of Columbia Office of Business Opportunities (OBO) will host a Women’s Business Opportunity Conference Wednesday, March 29, 1–5 p.m., AGAPE Conference Center, 1624 Main Street. 803-545-4433 or ebwade@columbiasc.net.

The SC Bar Young Lawyers Division (YLD) will host an adoption fair, Families Forever Fair, Saturday, April 1, 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Cecil Tillis Center, 2111 Simpkins Lane, to assist families considering adoption. www.scbar.org/adoption or 803-799-6653, ext. 135.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) of South Carolina will host WorkSmart, a salary-negotiating workshop for women in mid-career or seeking advancement, Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m., Columbia College. aauw-sc.aauw.net.

“Grow Your Business Event” will be held Thursday March 30, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Columbia International University Entrepreneurial Center, 7435 Monticello Road. Register by Tuesday March 28 at www.ciu.edu/grow.

John Tudor’s Magic Workshop will be held Saturday April 1, 1–3 p.m., Columbia Children’s Theatre, 413 Brookshire Drive. www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com, or 803-691-4548.

Vessel Yoga: Mindful Movement for Health of Mind and Body series begins in April, Fridays, 1:30–2:30 p.m.; Beginners Yoga will be held Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.; Intermediate Yoga will be held Tuesdays, 12–1:30 p.m., Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle. 803-779-1971 or www.louriecentersc.com.

The City of Columbia Community Development Department will host a two-part Homebuyer Workshop Tuesday, April 4 and Wednesday, April 5, 6–8 p.m., Richland County Library Southeast branch, 7421 Garners Ferry Road. gate.columbiasc.gov/hbw2017/or 803-545-3373.

Residents are asked to attend one of three upcoming public workshops to help steer the zoning and land development updates. The same information will be presented at each of these workshops—6–8 p.m., Monday, March 27, Lower Richland High School, 2615 Lower Richland Boulevard, Hopkins; 6–8 p.m., Monday, March 27, Longleaf Middle School, 1160 Longreen Parkway, Columbia; and 6–8 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, Ballentine Community Center, 1009 Bickley Road, Irmo. www.weplantogether.org or 803-576-2166.

The BeABoss Youth Summit will be held at EdVenture Saturday, March 25 for the second year. More than 200 sixth to tenth grade students from across South Carolina, eager to plan for their futures and careers, will be in attendance for this free one-day event at the museum. www.edventure.org or 803-779-3100.

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