Around the town
The Riverbanks Zoo will hold a Winter Break Camp December 27–29 for children ages 6–9 years old. The camp begins at 8:20 am and ends at 3 pm. The camp involves three fun–filled days packed with hands–on activities, live animal encounters, arts and crafts, zoo walks, and tons of games.
Cost is $100 for Riverbanks Society members and $130 for non–members. For more informationcall 779-8717 ext. 1113 or log on to www.riverbanks.org.
First Presbyterian Church will hold its Christmas Eve Candlelight Services December 24 in the sanctuary. 799-9062, ext. 261
Riverbanks Zoo &Garden invites your family to the 3–D Action Theatre for a limited engagement of the holiday film A Tinkerdoodle Christmas. The animated 3–D film plays daily during the zoo’s regular operating hours, as well as nightly during the Lights Before Christmas. The zoo is open daily except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. 779-8717
The International Association of Culinary Professionals will meet January 22 at Trident Tech’s downtown campus in Charleston, SC. Reservations are required and lunch provided, as well as a late afternoon wine/tea party. Contact Nathalie Dupree for additional information. Nathalieonly@aol.com
Let’s Speak English, the Richland County Public Library’s program that facilitates conversation among international and local adult volunteers, will begin in January at three library locations, St. Andrews Regional Branch, Southeast Regional Branch, and the National Regional Branch. Registration is required. To register, call the appropriate library location. To volunteer, contact Suzanne Forrest at 929-3436. Classes are free.
The Columbia Harmonizers Chapter of the International Barbershop Harmony Society invites all men of all ages who want to sing. The group meets on Thursday evenings, 7:30 pm at the Shandon United Methodist Church.
Richland Northeast High School will hold open houses for its three magnet programs on January 13 and 18, at 6:30 pm in the atrium in the new science building at 7500 Brookfield Road. 699-2800 ext. 2811
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Colonial Center at the Frank McGuire Club January 6, 4 pm–8 pm. Cocky will be on hand to thank donors at 6 pm. 576-9072
Arts At Shandon presents a violin and piano duo featuring Neil Casey, violin and Voncille Williams, piano in a program of Mozart, Franck, Liszt, Francesco, and Kreisler January 7, 7:30 pm at Shandon Presbyterian Church. The concert is free to the public and donations are accepted. 771-4408
The USC School of Music will hold an Eckert/Cooper guest artist recital January 10 featuring faculty members of the University of Colorado. USC’s William Terwillinger, violin, also will perform. Charles Fugo will perform classical piano music on January 18. Colin Williams will perform a trombone recital on January 24.
All recitals are free to the public. 777-5400