Around the town
The Trenholm Artists Guild sponsors an artists workshop each year at Forest Lake Park. This year the workshop presents figure drawing and watercolor painting. Jo Ann Anderson will conduct the workshop held February 15–17. Contact Pat Devoe at 788–8447 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stedfast Christian Center will have their community fellowship lunch January 22, 12–2 pm. The free, home cooked meal is served every fourth Saturday in the Elijah’s Fellowship Hall, located at Steadfast Christian Center.786-9129
Columbia Inferno Hockey Team and The Lupus Foundation of America are teaming up for a benefit game February 5, at 7:30 pm to create more awareness about lupus. All proceeds go to benefit the Lupus Foundation. Contact Jennifer Barger at 695–1597 or email Jenniforlupus @yahoo.com
Off the Wall & Onto the Stage: Dancing the Art of Jonathan Green, is coming to the Koger Center February 4 and 5. The show will combine Jonathan Green’s painting of Gullah life in SC’s Lowcountry with dance through William Starrett’s choreography. The production will be at the Koger Center for the Arts. 251–2222
Two male spotted hyenas have joined the Riverbanks Zoo & Animal collection and will be on display at the Zoo for several months. The hyenas belong to the Milwaukee Zoo and will remain in SC while their new habitat is being construct in Milwaukee. Call 779–8717, or go to Web site at www.riverbanks.org.
Margot Rochester will be the featured speaker at the Richland County Public Libraryannual meeting. She will discuss her first book, Earthly Delights: Gardening by the Seasons the Easy Way, at 3 pm on January 23 in the Bostick Auditorium of the Main Library. The event is free. Rochester will sign books following the event.
International speaker Barry Powell is scheduled to speak at the next Real Estate Investors seminar on Thursday January 27, 6:30–9 pm at Saluda Shoals River Center on Bush River Road. 206-1935.
The Literacy Council will conduct an English as a Second Language Volunteer Tutor Training Workshop, January 29, 9 am–3 pm. Training will be held at the Literacy Council offices. 765–2555
The Arts at Shandon will present world class pianist Phillip Bush Friday, February 4, 7:30 pm, at Shandon Presbyterian Church. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Call 771-4408 for more information.
The Columbia Harmonizers Chapter of the International Barbershop Harmony Society invites all men of all ages who want to sing. Group meets on Thursday evenings, 7:30 pm at the Shandon United Methodist Church. 798–1538
First Baptist Church will present a concert to celebrate African–American musical heritage: Gospel, spiritual, Gullah and jazz Monday, February 7, at 7 pm. The Capital City Choral, Sandlapper Singers, Marlene Smalls, director of the Hallelujah Singers, and Dick Goodwin Jazz Quintet will perform. 790-4423 or 790-7273
The Palmetto Youth Football League (Falcons) will be accepting registration every Saturday beginning February 5, 12–3 pm at Trenholm Park. Ages 7–13 for football players and cheerleaders. 787–0216
The Carolina Cup Races will be held April 2. The Historic Springdale Race Course in Camden, SC will host a day of the finest steeplechase racing in America. Gates open at 9 am. Post time is 1:30 pm. Admission by ticket. For full information, call 1–800–780–8117 or order on line www.carolina–cup.org
The Columbia Regional Sports Council will hold its first Gamecock Rally prior to the the USC vs. Kentucky men’s basketball game February 15. The rally will take place inside the exhibit hall of the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Free and open to the public, the rally will start at 6 pm with headline band Papa–Soul. If you would like more information on joining the sports council, send your name and address to Sports Council Information, PO Box 15, 29202 or pick up a membership application at the pep rally. 545-0009
A Lesson Before Dying will be shown at Workshop Theatre January 28 through February 12. The play is based on the book of the same name written by Ernest J. Gaines. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, military, and students, $12 for children under 12. Call 799-6551 or visit email@example.com.
Town Theatre presents Forever Plaid January 19–29. Curtain is at 8 pm January 19–22 and 26–29, with a matinee at 3 pm on January 23. The production is directed by Jocelyn Sanders and produced by Eric Bultman. Call 799–2510.
Muscular Dystrophy Association summer camps need volunteer counselors for the upcoming MDA summer camp July 1–6 at Camp Burnt Gin in Wedgefield, SC. To obtain a volunteer application or learn about other ways to support MDA’s summer program, call 799-7435 or go to website www.mdausa.org.