2017-08-18 / Events



Columbia Animal Services will host a Clear the Shelter adoption special Saturday, August 19, Columbia Animal Services, 127 Humane Lane and Lexington County Animal Services, 321 Ballpark Road, Lexington. 803-776-7387 or 803-785-8149.


The City of Columbia Art Center, Parks and Recreation Department is currently looking for artists who wish to participate in “Art Along the Trail” Saturday October 14. Specifically, artists are wanted who are willing to share their art with others. There is no fee for artist participation. bloliver@columbiasc.net.


Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet will hold open auditions for The Nutcracker Sunday August 27, CMFA ArtSpace, 914 Pulaski Street. Registration opens at 1 p.m., audition times are: all children three to five years old, 2 p.m.; boys six and older, 2:30 p.m.; girls, six to eight years old, 3 p.m.; girls nine-11 years old, 4 p.m.; girls 12 and older, 5 p.m. Rehearsals for the production begin in September. 803-771-6303.


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.

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.

Atlantic Institute on a Tour of Faiths will be held Sunday, August 13, 4 p.m., Temple Osireion, 909 Shull Street, West Columbia; Sunday, August 20, 11 a.m.,The Greater Columbia Baha’i Center, 2020 Assembly Street; and Friday, August 25, 6:30 p.m., Beth Shalom Synagogue, 5827 N. Trenholm Road. atlanticinstitutesc.org.

Stedfast Christian Center’s Family and Friends Day will be held Sunday, August 20, 10 a.m., 815 Ashley Street. 803-786-9129.

Saxe Gotha AWE Worship Team will host its 3rd annual Night of Worship Sunday, August 20, 6 p.m., LightHouse Auditorium, Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church, 5503 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington. www.saxegotha.org.

Kingsmen Breakfast will be held Saturday, September 16, 8–10 a.m., Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. 803- 798-4488 or www.ChristianLifeColumbia.com.


PARK(ing) Day, an annual open-source global event where citizens, artists, and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created, and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat … at least until the meter runs out. The City of Columbia, in partnership with the American Society for Landscape Architects and One Columbia for Arts and History, will help facilitate Park(ing) Day Friday, September 15, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. To Par(k)ticipate—get the application; plan your park; get the necessary insurance, or if you are an artist or with an arts organization, contact One Columbia (803-254-5008 or info@onecolumbiasc.com) for support; complete the application; submit the application by 5 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2017; apply to bag meter by noon, Friday, September 8, 2017. parkingday.org.


Modern Woodmen will host The Total Eclipse Tailgate noon–4 p.m., Monday, August 21, Touchdown Zone 2, 1064 Key Road. 803-252-0914 or email PMozingo@FamilyConnectionSC.org.

Historic Eclipse in the Gardens will be held Monday, August 21, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Robert Mills House & Gardens, 1616 Blanding Street. Be part of history and witness the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 with Historic Columbia at Historic Eclipse in the Gardens. Historic Eclipse in the Gardens will feature an outdoor area for eclipse viewing, live music, children’s entertainment, tours of the historic Robert Mills House, and more. Guests are encouraged to bring their own blanket and/or chair. historiccolumbia.org or 803-252-1770 ext. 23.

City Park Rangers will host a Total Eclipse Party Saturday, August 19, 4–7 p.m., Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel Street. 803-545-3100.

Sesquicentennial State Park will host an eclipse viewing party and guided eclipse paddle Monday, August 21, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. 803-788-2706 or sesqui@scprt.com.

City of Columbia’s Parking Services Division has announced upcoming parking options for the Total Solar Eclipse weekend Saturday, August 19–21. The following parking decks will be open for the public Saturday, Sunday, and Monday: Washington Street Deck, Taylor Street Deck, Lady Street Deck, Park Street Deck, Lincoln Street Deck, and PJ Cannon. Event parking rates may apply for City parking decks during the Total Solar Eclipse weekend, cash only. The following City surface lots will be available for parking during the eclipse weekend: Sumter Street lot, Devine Street lot, and Harden Street/Exxon lot. The Convention Center lot will be available for parking only Monday, August 21. On-street parking will operate as normal. columbiasc.net or 803-545-4015.

Columbia Parks & Recreation Department has announced Five parks in the City of Columbia have been designated as public viewing sites for the Total Solar Eclipse Monday, August 21, including Drew Park (beside the Charles R. Drew Wellness Center), 2101 Walker Solomon Way; Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street; Owens Field Park, 1351 Jim Hamilton Boulevard; Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel Street (The north end is also available for viewing at 4122 River Drive); and Southeast Park, 951 Hazelwood Road. Solar eclipse glasses will be available for guests while supplies last. 803-545-3100.

As part of the Midlands commemoration of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, a one of a kind laser light sculpture, designed and installed by USC art professor Chris Robinson is being introduced. Blue and green beams from the laser light sculpture will transect a section of the Congaree River between the Blossom and Gervais street bridges, beginning Saturday, August 19 and continuing for approximately a decade. Sunday afternoon, August 20, 3 p.m., a slide-illustrated lecture, “The Brilliance Behind the Beams,” will be presented at Richland Library by Rachel Haynie, author of the just-released Charles H. Townes: Beam Maker. The presentation will explore the collegial relationship between Robinson and Townes and track the laser’s development and contemporary applications.


The National Pan-Hellenic Council at Columbia, S.C., and the Divine Nine Foundation of Columbia, Inc. will hold the 2017 Greek Explosion Saturday, August 19, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Charlie W. Johnson Stadium, Benedict College. 803-470-5610.

The 8th Annual Summer Celebration of Water will be held Saturday, September 16, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. SummerCelebrationofWater.com.

Eau Claire Unity Festival will be held Saturday, September 9, noon–8 p.m., Hyatt Park, 4200 Main Street.


Barnes & Noble Midtown at Forest Acres will host an event to raise funds for the Columbia Writers Alliance Annual Conference: “Putting it into Words, Our Voices, Visons, and Values” Saturday, August 19, 12–4 p.m., 3400 Forest Drive. Student writers, ages 11–18, are invited to attend the conference and share their creative writing talents through original compositions that reflect the Emanuel Nine tragedy. jerleannoble@yahoo.com or 803-466-6550.

Kingdom Builders Resource Center LLC will host a Fundraising Shoe Drive Saturday, August 19, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Food Lion Grocery Store, 4760 Hardscrabble Road. 803-351-8540.


Columbia Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with the Clemson Cooperative Extension to host a series of gardening workshops designed to give participants the tools needed to start and maintain a healthy garden. The free workshops are open to beginner and experienced gardeners, and will be held at 10 a.m. at the Earlewood Park Community Center, 1113 Parkside Drive on the following Saturdays: August 26—What Vegetables Grow in Fall and Winter in South Carolina; September 16—Incorporating Fruit in Your Garden; October 21—Canning & Preserving; November 18—Starting Seeds. 803-545-3100.


Richland Library will host its 2017 Summer Learning Challenge (SLC) Wrap-Up Party Saturday, August 19, 10:30–11:30 a.m., Richland Library Main, 1431 Assembly Street; and 3–4 p.m., Richland Library Sandhills, 763 Fashion Drive. 803-587-3637 or estoll@richlandlibrary.com.

A new art exhibit, Burd Brains, is coming to Richland Library Gallery at Main, 1431 Assembly Street, featuring the work of artist-in-residence Marius Valdes, August 11–October 13. www.valdesart.com or 803-587-3637


Seeds of Hope Farmer’s Market—Mr. and Mrs. Abraham McFadden, family farmers from Clarendon County, will bring fresh fruits and vegetables to Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow Street, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. each Thursday through August. www.shandonpresbyterian.org or 803-771-4408.

Multiples of the Midlands (The MoM Club) will host its fall/winter consignment sale Saturday, August 26, 7 a.m.–noon, Health and Wellness Center, Brookland Baptist Church, 1066 Sunset Boulevard/Highway 378, West Columbia. www.multiplesofthemidlands.com/sales.htm.

United Methodist Women’s annual sale will be held at Shandon United Methodist Church gym, Friday, August 18, 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 19, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. 803-463-7411.

Church Yard Sale will be held Saturday. August 19, 8 a.m.–1 p.m., All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 1001 Twelfth Street, Cayce. 803-796-5735.


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.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) monthly luncheon meeting is held 11:30 a.m., second Friday of each month, Seawell’s on Rosewood Avenue. 803-796-3106.

Richland Library Friends Annual Meeting, featuring Vivian Howard, author, chef, and co-owner of Chef & the Farmer restaurant in Kinston, N.C., will be held Wednesday, August 30, 6:30–8 p.m., Richland Library Sandhills, 763 Fashion Drive. 803-587-3637.


Columbia Museum of Art will present the summer exhibition That ’70s Show: Cool Art from the Collection, featuring rarely seen works from a decade-sized slice of the CMA collection of contemporary art, on view through Sunday, September 17. www.columbiamuseum.org.

Columbia Museum of Art will offer reduced admission pricing for the duration of building renovations, scheduled for completion in the fall of 2018. Museumgoers gain entry for half the regular amount: Adults are now $6, seniors and military $5, and students $2.50. Children six years old and under remain free. columbiamuseum.org.


Hearts & Hands Disaster Recovery (HHDR) Hearts & Hands Harmony, a South Carolina Benefit Concert will be held Thursday, August 24, 6:30 p.m., Spirit Communications Park. www.hhdr.ngo.

Columbia Baroque will celebrate its 10th Anniversary Season Friday, September 8, with “Celebration of Jerry Curry with Adam Knight Gilbert” 7 p.m., USC School of Music Recital Hall, 813 Assembly Street. columbiabaroque.com.

ColaJazz.com founder Mark Rapp and Rosso Trattoria owner Richard Couture, are teaming up to offer three new jazz happenings at this popular Forest Acres restaurant, including ColaJazz Thursdays at Rosso Trattoria, 6:30–9:30 p.m.; ColaJazz Second Wednesday Soiree, 6:30–9:30 p.m.; and Last Wednesday Jazz witht he Mark Rapp Trio, 6:30–9:30 p.m. Last Wednesday Jazz and ColaJazz Thursdays at Rosso will kick off August 30 and 31, 4840 Forest Drive. 803-787-3949 or colajazz.com.


CA Johnson High School graduating class of 1967 will celebrate its 50th class reunion October 6–8, 803-463- 8773 or cajclass67@gmail.com.

Dreher High Class of ’68, please contact Beth Grimes Williams with your email address for information on the upcoming Class of ’68 reunion scheduled for April 6, 2018. bethgwilliams@bellsouth.net or 803-960-1432.


Fr. Gregory Boyle will speak on “Save the World… or Savor It? Being Reached by the Widow, Orphan and Stranger” Monday, August 28, 7 p.m., Cardinal Newman School. www.cnhs.org.


Richland County Sheriff's Foundation (RCSF) will host the Annual Leon Lott Golf Classic Monday, September 18, 8 a.m., Columbia Country Club, 135 Columbia Club Drive, Blythewood. www.rcsfsc.com or 803-429-6659.

Columbia Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting applications for the fall session of the Miracle League of Columbia baseball program. Registration is open to area youth ages five and older, and there is no fee to participate. Games will be held at the new Miracle League field at Owens Field Park, 1351 Jim Hamilton Boulevard. The last day to register is Friday, August 18. www.miracleleaguecolumbia.com.

Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation’s “Jailbreak Escape Urban Challenge Run – Fifth Time’s The Charm” will be held Saturday, August 19, 8 a.m., Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, 521 Gibson Road, Lexington. 803-785-8230 or www.strictlyrunning.com.

Tai Chi for Health Classes will begin September 11 and will be held Mondays, 6:30–8 p.m., McGregor Presbyterian Church, 6505 St. Andrews Road, Irmo; Thursdays, 6:30–8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2701 Heyward Street, Columbia; and Tuesday and Thursdays, 9–10 a.m., South Carolina Education Association, 421 Zimalcrest Drive, Columbia. www.taoist.org or 803-727-9576.

The Five Points Association and the Babcock Center Foundation will host the 9th Annual Long’s Bar Stool Classic, 5 p.m., September 8. The Long’s Bar Stool Classic is an 8-hole putt-putt bar crawl with proceeds benefiting the Babcock Center Foundation. www.FivePointsColumbia.com.

The Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) will host Columbia Team Hope Walk September 9, 10 a.m., Irmo Community Park, Irmo. www.hdsa.org/thwcolumbiasc.


Historic Columbia’s Main Street Walking Tour will be held Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20, 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Tour begins in front of the State House. Get to know South Carolina’s capital city during the Total Eclipse Weekend and take a guided walking tour of Columbia’s Main Street with Historic Columbia. Offering more than 150 years of architectural trends, Columbia’s Main Street is a physical legacy of its citizens’ aspiration and accomplishments. See the city’s oldest “skyscraper,” an IBM-punch-card-inspired office building, and the State Capitol. Walk through Columbia's first indoor shopping mall and learn how an old department store became an art museum. historiccolumbia.org or 803-252-1770 ext. 23.


NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program will be held Wednesdays, through September 13, 6–8:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. 803-206-2916 or info.namimidcarolina@gmail.com.

Wood Burning Basics workshop will be held Saturday September 16, 12–4 p.m., 1227 Taylor Street. Registration deadline is September 1. 803-545-3093 or bloliver@columbiasc.net.

Mountain Dulcimer Workshop, sponsored by the Dulcimores of South Carolina, will be held Saturday, September 30, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, Blythewood. www.dulcimores.com.

Colonial Gardens Special Alzheimer’s Care Center, 3565 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia, will hold a Learning Curve Educational Series with a special presentation from Halcyon Hospice, “Being Mortal” Tuesday, August 22, 6:15–7:30 p.m. 803-796-2556.


Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will host its first Farm to Fork dinner Thursday, August 31, 6 p.m. www.riverbanks.org.

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