Around the Town
Seeds of Hope Farmer, Louis Reid will be at Shandon United Methodist on Devine Street October 9. Vegetables lovers, this a one–time fall sale of greens, and field peas. It will be held in Shandon’s parking lot from 8 am to noon.
Northside Baptist Church invites the community to their annual Fall Festival Celebration at 6 pm, October 31. There will be outdoor activities, food for sale, a stage for karaoke, talent shows, and a costume contest. Special activities for younger children in the gym. Northside Baptist Church is located at 1303 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia, 29169. For more information, call 796-9786.
Riverbanks Zoo will hold its second annual Halloween spooktacular for 10 nights October 15-17, 22–24 and 27–30 from 6–9 pm. Hours are 9 am–5 pm. The Zoo is open daily except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information, call Riverbanks at 779-8717, e-mail email@example.com, or visit Web site at www.riverbanks.org.
Young poets ages 14–18 are invited to share their skills at the first SC Young Poets Conference October 23 10 am–5pm at the Columbia Museum of Art. The confererence will feature award–winning New York poet Patricia Smith, a series of workshops, and an open mic session. The conference is free and open to the public. For more information, call 777-2230 or visit Web site www.cla.sc.edu/engl/poetry/.
USC to hold Fall Festival of Authors October 20–22. Writer Stanley Crouch, National Book Award nominee, Pulitzer Prize winning poet Mark Strand, and writer Susan Vreeland will be featured speakers. All events are open to the public and will be held in various locations on USC’s campus. For more information, visit Web site at www.cla.sc.edu/litfest.
The League of Women Voters and neighbors of the area would like to invite the candidates running for Richland County District 1 School Board to attend a meeting of the public at Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church. The meeting will be held in the church’s social hall at the back of the church, October 12, from 7–9 pm. RSVP Joe Lawrence, Saint Marks Wood Neighborhood Association at 776-2385, 312-4749, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Capital City Republican Women will hold their next meeting October 12 at the Suggs & Kelly Vista Community Room, 500 Taylor Street on the corner of Huger and Taylor Streets. Refreshments will be available at 6 pm, and the program will begin at 6:30 pm. For more information, call 782-0016 or 446-3105. The meeting is open to the public.
The newly formed Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra is holding auditions for experienced string and bassoon players. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings at Lexington Middle School. Applicants please call Sylvia Howell, 359-4929.
Patrons and Friends of the Arts will present the Spivey Hall Children’s Choir October 10 at 3 pm. The concert is free and open to the public at the Ebenezer Lutheran Church. Call 765-9430.
USC’s October Music Notes on October 19 faculty recital is featuring guitarist Christopher Berg. He will perform the only full–length guitar concert for the season in the School of Music recital hall. For more details on this and other USC School of Music offerings, visit website www.music.sc.edu or call 576-5763.
Sundays at Lowman piano series begins this month. NC pianist Ella Ann Holding will present the first recital in the Sundays at Lowman piano series October 17 at 3:30 pm in the Life Chapel at Lowman Home retirement community in White Rock. A reception will follow the performance. The three Sundays at Lowman piano series are open to the public. The series continues with a performance Noevember 21 by Dr. John Kenneth Adams and on January 25, 2005 with a recital by Chapin native Patrick Connolly. For more information, call 732-8797, ext. 228.
The SC Shakespeare Company will open with Macbethat Finlay Park October 15, at 8 pm. The performance runs October 15–16, 21–23, 28–30. Seating is on a first come first serve basis. For additional information, contact Rob Schaller, director of public relations, phone and fax: 803-787-2273.