Columbia and Lexington Animal Services will hold an August pet adoption special. Whether you’re adopting a new pet or reclaiming a lost pet, the fee is only $40. All adoption fees include spay/neuter, microchip, Feline Leukemia/Heartworm Test, initial vaccines and deworming. Columbia Animal Services, 127 Humane Lane, Columbia, and Lexington Animal Services, 321 Ball Park Road, Lexington; Monday, August 1,–Wednesday, August 31. 803-776-7387 or 803-785-8149.
Artist Tripp Barnes is exhibiting 12 pieces of his art collection at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport. The exhibit is located in the connector area between the security checkpoint and the departure gates. It will be on display through the fall.
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 Goodall Gallery at Columbia College will kick off its 2016-17 season with “Critical Materiality” featuring clay works by three S.C. women artists: Mary Carlisle, Glenda Guion and Ashley Welsh. The exhibit runs through Sunday, October 16. An artists’ gallery talk and reception will be held Thursday, September 8, 12:45 p.m. in the Goodall Gallery of the Spears Center for the Arts, 1301 Columbia College Drive. 803-786-3899 or columbiasc.edu/goodallgallery.
Remington College’s Cuts for Kids program will provide free haircuts for kids 17 and under throughout the month of August, Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., and walk-ins every other Saturday, 8:30–11 a.m. and 12–1 p.m., 607 Bush River Road. 803-214-9062 or remingtoncosmo.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.
Sunday Sermon Series, The Spirit and Power of Elijah will be held Sundays through September, 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11 a.m., Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. www.ChristianLifeColumbia.com.
Wednesday Sermon Series—School of Prayer will be held Wednesdays through September 28, 7 p.m., Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. 803-798-4488 or www.ChristianLifeColumbia.com.
Kingsmen Men’s Breakfast will be held Saturday, September 10, 8–10 a.m., Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. 803-238-7795 or christianlifecolumbia.com.
Women Connecting Women will be held Monday, August 29, 7 p.m., Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. 803-798-4488 or christianlifecolumbia.com.
Word Alive! Fall Bible Study will be held Tuesdays, September 6– December 6, 10 a.m.–noon, Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. 803-798-4488 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.
The Holidays at Christopher Towers Crafts Fair will be held Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Christopher Towers Recreation Room, 1805 Devine Street. 803-661-9612 or email@example.com.
South Carolina State Fair announces the official call for entry registrations for the 2016 Competitive Exhibits. Competitive exhibits include Fine Art, Student Art, Agriculture, Flowers, and Home & Craft Department. Competitive livestock exhibits include cattle, dairy goat, sheep, smallstock, swine, youth horse, and 4-H/FFA Meat Goat. All competitions require pre-registration which is open through September 1.To complete a registration form, please visit the South Carolina State Fair website at www.scstatefair.org. The 2016 South Carolina State Fair runs from October 12–23 at the fairgrounds on Rosewood Drive and George Rogers Boulevard.
Rosewood Art and Musical Festival will be held Saturday, September 10, 10 a.m.–10 p.m., outside Rockaway Athletic Club, corner of Howard and Rosewood, 2719 Rosewood Drive. 803-608-3057.
Historic Columbia’s Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture will be held Saturday, September 17, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., grounds of the Mann-Simons Site, 1403 Richland Street. JubileeSC.org.
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.
Eau Claire Unity Festival will be held Saturday, September 10, noon–8 p.m., Hyatt Park, 4200 Main Street.
2016 SC State Fair Rose Show will be held Friday, October 4, 7–10 a.m., with judging at 11 a.m., Cantey Building on the SC State Fairgrounds. www.facebook.com/ Greater-Columbia-Rose-Society- 561951970527338/ or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Palmetto Health will sponsor Girlology and Guyology Forum at Palmetto Health Richland, 7 Medical Park Drive, Sunday, September 11, 1–5 p.m. Designed for fourth and fifth graders, the forum for children and their parents explores questions and issues about sexual development and maturity in a fun and engaging way. There also are forums tailored to fifth and sixth graders. Pre-registration is required, www.girlology.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. email@example.com.
Richland County’s Blue Ribbon Committee has scheduled its next five meetings for discussing flood recovery initiatives and making recommendations on behalf of those affected by the October 2015 flood. The meetings will be held September 1, September 15, October 6, and October 20. 2–4 p.m., fourth floor conference room of the Richland County Administration Building, 2020 Hampton Street. www.rcgov.us/floodrecovery.
SOCO and The Iron Yard will host the Columbia Women in Technology’s first meeting for local women interested in technology Tuesday, August 30, 5 p.m., 823 Gervais Street, Suite 220. www.meetup.com/Columbia-Women-in-Tech/.
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.
Heart ’n Soul will provide music during the Party with a Purpose to raise money for the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Academy Foundation Saturday, August 27, 6–11 p.m., Columbia National Guard Armory, 1225 Bluff Road. 803-530-6548.
Lexington County Choral Society will hold auditions for its 21st consecutive season September 6, 13, and 20, 7:30 p.m., Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church, 5503 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington. 803-348-7445 or www.LexCoChoralSoc.org.
Matthew Ganong will be in concert Sunday, August 28, 4 p.m., Kathwood Baptist Church, 4900 Trenholm Road. 803-787-3434 or kathwoodbaptist.org.
Carolina Jazz Society Dixieland Jazz Concert will be held Sunday, September 11, 2:30–5 p.m., Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle. www.carolinajazzsociety.com or 803-432-1504.
Members of “Fort Jackson’s Own” 282nd Army Band and violinist Sayaka Shoji will perform Russian Fireworks to kick off South Carolina Philharmonic Masterworks Series Friday, September 9, 7:30 p.m., Koger Center for the Arts. KogerCenterForTheArts.com.
Dreher High School Class of 1961 will celebrate its 55th reunion Saturday, September 24, 6 p.m., Gregg Park Clubhouse, 100 Gregg Parkway. 843-442-7679, 843-442- 0908, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com.
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.
Airport High School Education Foundation will sponsor a Tennis Tournament September 10, Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center, 1120 Fort Congaree Trail, Cayce. Register at www.southcarolina.usta.com, tournament ID is 700117816. 803-227-3030.
Richland County Sheriff's Foundation (RCSF) will host the Annual Leon Lott Golf Classic Monday, September 19, with registration beginning at 8 a.m., Woodlands Country Club, 100 Norse Way. www.rcsfsc.com.
City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department registration periods for Fall Youth Sports include Youth Baseball for ages 12–15, Saturdays, 10 a.m., Greenview Park, 6700 David Street, registration deadline Friday, August 26, season begins September 6; Youth Flag Football for ages five–12, Thursday, 6–8 p.m., T.S. Martin Park, 1810 Germany Street, registration deadline Friday, August 26, season begins September 15; Youth Soccer for ages three–nine, Wednesdays, 6–8 p.m., T.S. Martin Park, 1810 Germany Street; registration deadline Friday, August 26, season begins September 14. 803-545-3100.
Congaree Rapid FC will host the 8th Annual Jesse Eudy Memorial Charity Golf Classic Friday, September 16, 1 p.m., Cobblestone Park, Blythewood. congareerapid.com/jesse-eudy-memorial-charity-golfclassic.
The fourth annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run & Walk will be held Friday, September 16, 7 p.m., Columbia’s Vista. www.t2trunsc.org.
The City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department will host several Pokémon GO meetups for trainers of all ages on Fridays at various parks in the City, including August 26, 6–8 p.m., South East Park, 951 Hazelwood Road; September 2, 12–2 p.m. and 6–8 p.m., Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street. 803-545-3100.
Carolina Cougars would like to extend an open invitation to all athletes, 18 years and older, interested in playing in the American Basketball Association league. The Cougars will be holding their final tryout Saturday, August 27, 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Brookland Baptist Convention Center, 1066 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia. JWeston@carolinacougarsaba.com.
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.
GriefShare will be held Wednesdays through November 2, 6:30–8:30 p.m., Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Workbook is provided; childcare provided free for ages birth–11 years. www.ChristianLifeColumbia.com.
Richland Sertoma will host Town Theatre’s My Fair Lady Thursday, September 8, 8 p.m. RichlandSertoma@yahoo.com or 803-467-1149.
EdVenture Children’s Museum will host Military Appreciation Day November 11, offering free admission to all military members and dependents. Military members must show a valid military ID on appreciation days to receive free admission and on normal operating days to receive discounted admission. www.EdVenture.org.
Secretary of State Mark Hammond will offer six free regional Notary Public Seminars this summer and fall for all South Carolina notaries and those interested in becoming a notary. Locally this seminar will be held in Lexington County, Tuesday, August 30, 6 p.m., Midlands Technical College, Airport Campus, Academic Center Auditorium, 1260 Lexington Drive at Traffic Circle, West Columbia. www.sos.sc.gov/From_ the_ Secretarys_ Desk/Media_ and_ News_ Releases/id/200.
What to Know to Maximize Social Security Income Lunch & Learn workshop will be held Wednesday, August 31, 12–1 p.m., 1441 Main Street. 223-7003.
Terrorism Targets, Tactics, and Procedures Mini- Symposium will be held Sunday, September 18, 1–5 p.m., American Legion Post 6, 200 Pickens Street. countercon.com.
Renewable Energy and Technology, a special cyber Saturday for middle and high school girls will be held Saturday, August 27, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Allen University, Willie H Johnson Center for Educational Excellence, Mattie Scott Conference Room, 2300 Taylor Street. cybersaturdaygirlsaug.eventbrite.com.
NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program will be held Mondays, September 12–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.
Hope Of Israel (HOI) Columbia will begin a mid-week study on the book The Messianic Answer Book Wednesdays, beginning September 7, 6 p.m., USC Technology Incubator, 1225 Laurel Street, 4th Floor Event Room. HOI.Columbia@Gmail.com or 803-210-5445.
Central Carolina Community Foundation (steward of programs like Midlands Gives and Connected Communities grants) will celebrate the sixth annual nationwide initiative Black Philanthropy Month by hosting a panel about multicultural giving in the Midlands Saturday, August 27, 10–11:30 a.m., South Carolina State Museum. 843-230-1611.
Modern Calligraphy Workshop for Absolute Beginners will be held September 15, 6–8 p.m., Blush Boutique and Home, 5175 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington. All materials, supply list, and handouts will be provided. www.leenmachine.com/shop.
Relations 2 Business, LLC will host a customer service workshop Wednesday, August 31, entitled “How to Show Appreciation to Your Customers and Get Appreciated Back in Return,” 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m., Comfort Suites of Lexington, 325 West Main Street, Lexington. 803-237-2089.