Around the town
Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands is celebrating Hopelights December 5. The artwork was created by a direct survivor of sexual trauma or a secondary survivor through art therapy. The evening will also include a silent auction, reception at the Capital City Club, live music, and the presentation of the Hope Awards. 252-8393
The Carolina Children’s Home would appreciate some good sponsors to help meet the wishes and needs of their boys and girls to assure Christmas is a jolly time for all the children. 782-1421 ext. 216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Salvation Army and Harvest Hope Food Bank are partnering for the holiday season to provide food boxes and toys to families in need December 13–17 at the State Fair Grounds in the Ruff and Hampton buildings. Volunteers are needed during the week. 765-0260
Volunteers are needed for Garden Clean–Up Day at the Robert Mills House and Hampton–Preston Mansion December 10, 9 am–12 pm. 252-1770 ext. 27 or www.historiccolumbia.org.
Shandon United Methodist Church’s annual Love Feast will be celebrated December 11 & 12 at 7 pm, 3407 Devine Street. A nursery will be provided. 917-3246
The National Association of Retired Federal Employees will hold its monthly luncheon
meeting December 10, 11:30 am at Seawells Restaurant. Bill Nicol, President of the SC Federation of NARFE Chapters will be the guest speaker. 951-3213
The nationally syndicated teen radio talk show Teen Forum Show will hold a concert to benefit the Carolina Children’s Home Friday, December 10 at the USC Recital Hall at 7:30 pm. The concert will feature classical pianists Samiron Ray and Amy Zhang. Tickets are $7.
The Festival of Lessons and Carols Christmas concert extends an open invitation to ring in the holidays December 5–7 at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Devine Street. Program times are 3 pm, December 5, and 7:30 pm December 6 and 7. 254-7646 ext. 5.
The SC Shakespeare Company in collaboration with Workshop Theatre is presenting Barbara LeBow’s Tiny Tim Is Dead . Performances will be held at Workshop Theatre December 10–11 and 16–18 at 8 pm. A canned food drive will also take place during the performances to benefit the homeless. 799-6551 or www.scshakespeare.org for additional information.
The Richland County Public Library will host A Christmas Carol , a performance for ages 10 and up by the literary resident Howard Burnham, at 7 pm, December 7 in the Bostick Auditorium of the Main Library. The program is free and open to the public. 929-3440 or email@example.com