2017-06-23 / Events



Pawmetto Lifeline has been made aware that South Carolina now has positive cases of a new dog virus called canine influenza. Pawmetto Lifeline recommends vaccinating dogs against both canine influenza H3N8 and H3N2 and has the CIV Bivalent vaccine available. (This vaccine protects against BOTH strains.) Special vaccination hours at Pawmetto Lifeline Spay/Neuter Clinic will be Monday–Thursdays, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Fridays, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 2–4 p.m.; first and third Saturdays, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; and every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with Care-A-Van. (visit www.careavansc.com for full schedule of locations in South Carolina.) www.doginfluenza.com or www.pawmettolifeline.org.

Through the “Precious, Not Parents” campaign, Pawmetto Lifeline will provide $20 spay and neuter surgeries for puppies and kittens under six months of age during the month of June. clinic@pawmettolifeline.org or 803-465-9100.


University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum’s exhibition Scenic Impressions: Southern Interpretations from the Johnson Collection, will run through August 5, 2nd floor, North Gallery, corner of Pendleton and Bull street. 803-777-7251 or artsandsciences.sc.edu/mckissickmuseum.

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.

“Carrying on” at Over the Mantel Gallery will be held Thursday, June 29, 5–8 p.m., Over the Mantel Gallery, 3142 Carlisle Street. RSVP 803-719-1713.


Spring Valley Rotary Club will hold a Red Cross blood drive Tuesday, June 27, 1–6 p.m., Spring Valley Presbyterian Church, 125 Sparkleberry Lane. 803-873-0254 or www.redcrossblood.org.


Richland County Sheriff’s Deputy Andre Offing invites kids of all ages to participate in the free Pro-Style Combine, a non-contact football camp, Saturday, June 24, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., Meadowlake Park, 600 Beckman Road; Sunday, July 16, 3–5 p.m., Kelly Mill Sports Complex, 171 Bombing Range Road, Elgin; and Saturday, July 22, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Eau Claire High School, 4800 Monticello Road (stadium). 803-741-7272 Ext. 105 or www.richlandrec.com.


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.

City Baptist Jubilee Choir Union will hold its 95th anniversary Sunday, July 9, 2:30 p.m., Temple Zion Baptist Church, 1174 Heyward Brockington Road. 803-754-0933.

City Baptist Jubilee Choir Union will hold its annual banquet Friday, July 14, 7–10 p.m., Seawell’s Catering, 1125 Rosewood Drive. 803-463-8773.

Zion Baptist Church’s 152nd Church Anniversary Celebration will be held Sunday, June 25, 10:45 a.m., 801 Washington Street.

City Baptist Jubilee Choir Union will hold its annual banquet on Friday, July 14, 7–10 p.m., Seawell’s Catering, 1125 Rosewood Drive. 803-463-8773.


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.


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: June 17—Integrated Pest Management (IPM): A Sustainable Method of Controlling Pest and Diseases in the Garden; 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.


Business Expo and Employment Fair will be held Saturday August 5, 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Florence Civic Center, 3300 West Radio Drive, Florence, S.C. 843-245-8048.

Job Fair will be held Tuesday June 27, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., Medallion Conference Center, 7309 Garners Ferry Road. 678-863-0425 or Unemploymenteliminators.com.


Lower Richland High School Library, in partnership with Richland School District One and Richland Library, will be open through August 3, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Monday–Thursday, 2615 Lower Richland Boulevard. 803-587-3637.

In an effort to expedite construction and ensure the safety of customers, Richland Library is temporarily closing its Northeast location (7490 Parklane Road) and Wheatley location (931 Woodrow Street) at 6 p.m., Saturday, July 1. Both projects are expected to last 12-18 months. Because both properties are restricted, the library is prohibited from housing a temporary cottage at either site. Therefore, customers have to select an alternate pick-up location for their holds online. Other options include Main, North Main, Sandhills, and Southeast locations. 803-587-3637.


Grace United Methodist Church UMW will hold its annual Indoor Yard Sale Saturday, June 24, 7 a.m.–noon, 410 Harbison Boulevard. 803-732-1899.


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.


The City of Columbia’s Summer Movies Series will be held at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street. Movies will be shown Friday nights through July 28. The following movies are free and open to the public: June 23, Ghostbusters; June 30, The Secret Life of Pets; July 7, Sing; July 14, Finding Dory; July 21, Zootopia; July 28, Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them. Preshow activities begin at 7:30 p.m. Movies will begin at sunset. 803-545-3100.

Summer Drive-In Series, presented by What’s Next Midlands, will be held monthly at Historic Columbia Speedway in Cayce—Saturday, July 22: Horror Night ( The Shining); and Saturday, August 12: Star Wars Night ( Rogue One). Gates will open at 7 p.m. for each event, and the movie will start shortly after sundown. summerdriveinseries.com.


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 Friday, June 30–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. Museum-goers 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.


The Five Points Association will host the 19th annual Five After Five, a free and family friendly outdoor concert series in the heart of Five Points, at the fountain, July 2 and August 6, 4:30–9:30 p.m. www.FivePointsColumbia.com.

The Anglican Church of the Epiphany, 2512 Beltline Boulevard, holds an organ and piano recital under the direction of Matthew Ganong every Thursday at noon. Free and open to public.

“100 Strong” John Work Chorus concert of the Booker T. Washington Foundation will be held Sunday, June 25, 6 p.m., 1400 Booker T. Washington Way on the University of South Carolina’s campus. 803-765-0514.

Country music singer Easton Corbin will perform a free concert on the weigh-in stage at Colonial Life Arena Sunday, August 13, 4 p.m. before the world’s premier bass anglers weigh their final-day limits at the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup – professional bass fishing’s world championship. FLWFishing.com.

The City of Columbia’s live Outdoor Concert Series will be held at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street, 7–10 p.m. July 1 (Jazz)— Dante Lewis featuring David P. Stevens and Mike Stone (fireworks at 10 p.m.); July 15 (Beach/Variety)—Ocean Breeze; July 29 (Variety)—The Voltage Brothers; and August 12 (R&B)—S.O.S. Band. 803-545-3100.

City Baptist Jubilee Choir Union will hold its 95th anniversary Sunday, July 9, 2:30 p.m., Temple Zion Baptist Church, 1174 Heyward Brockington Road. 803-754-0933.

Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra will hold its “Star Spangled Symphonic Salute” Concert Monday, July 3, 8 p.m., Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road. www.LMSO.org or 803-731-5208.


The Xtra Inch, in partnership with the First Choice Medicaid health plan, will hold First Choice Fit® Marcus Lattimore youth football camps for boys and girls ages five–17, July 22, 8 a.m.–2 p.m., Heathwood Hall School, 3000 S. Beltline Boulevard. 1-843-569-4643 or www.marcuslattimore.com.

Richland County Sheriff’s Department will host the 5th Annual Ryan Rawl Memorial Event in honor of Deputy/1st Lieutenant Ryan Rawl, Tuesday, July 4, 7 a.m., Sumter Street side of the Statehouse, 1100 Gervais Street. www.strictlyrunning.com/gpuilreg-8l.asp?uRaceId=2603.

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.

Life is a Cycle, a group bike ride that teaches where to bike commute, and the need-to-know essentials of biking for transportation, will be held Thursday, June 29, 6 p.m., Finlay Park. www.lifeisacycle.bike.


Divorce Care for Men and Women will be held Wednesdays through July 19, 7–9 p.m., Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. divorcecare.shannon@mindspring.com or 803-606-2999.


South Carolina’s Sales Tax Holiday weekend will kick off Friday, August 4 and run through Sunday, August 6. During the annual Sales Tax Holiday, a variety of approved school supply items are exempt from the 6 percent state sales tax and any applicable local taxes. Shoppers will pay no sales tax on items ranging from clothing and shoes to book bags and computers. Items such as jewelry, cosmetics, eyewear, furniture, and layaway purchases are not exempt. For more information about this year’s Sales Tax Holiday and for a detailed list of exempt items, please visit the South Carolina Department of Revenue’s website atdor.sc.gov/TaxFreeWeekend.


Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College (HT@MTC) sixth season will give audiences the opportunity to mix and match their favorites from the lineup in order to create the Flex Pass, save their seats for the perennial sell-out S.C. Philharmonic Pops performances, or make sure they are front and center for the National Theatre Live (NTL On Screen) screenings. Package and pass options are available at HarbisonTheatre.org.


Aspen Dental will offer free dental care for local veterans as part of its Healthy Mouth Movement Saturday, June 24, Aspen Dental Harbison, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.; Aspen Dental Garner’s Ferry, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.; Aspen Dental Lexington, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. www.HealthyMouthMovement.com.


NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program will be held Wednesdays, June 28–September 13, 6–8:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. 803-206-2916 or info.namimidcarolina@gmail.com.

John Tudor’s Magic Workshop will be held Saturday June 24, 1–3 p.m., 413 Brookshire Drive. 803-691-4548 or www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com.

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