Around the Town
Spring Valley Baptist Church will present Passion Play March 18, 19, and 20 at 7:30 pm; March 19, 3 pm matinee. Tickets are free. The church is located at 91 Polo Road. 736-0624
ECKANKAR , the Religion of the Light and Sound of God, will present a regional Seminar Accepting the Gift of Spiritual Freedom on March 4, 5, and 6 at the Clarion Townhouse Hotel in Columbia. The public is invited free of charge. 318-1887
The Women After Five will sponsor its Annual Sistercare Benefit on May 10. The benefit will be at the SC State Museum, 301 Gervais Street, 5:30 – 7:30 pm on May 10. 782-7525
Christian Women Living a Purpose Driven Life is the theme for the 33rd annual woman’s day celebration to be held February 29, at the 11 am worship service at Zion Baptist Church located at 801 Washington Street. 779-2809
World Affairs Council Members are accepting nominations for the 2005 Global Vision Award, a blacktie gala dinner. The award will be given to an individual, organization, or business that has best demonstrated vision toward advancement of international affairs in SC. Event nominations must be received by March 7. P.O. Box 5593, zip 29250. 252-2197
Tibetan Buddhists invite the community to join them for Losar, the traditional Tibetan new year festivities in March, welcoming the Year of the Wood Bird . SC Dharma Group will host a Tibetan meal with a cultural film and a raffle with proceeds to assist tsunami victims. The festivities will be held March 5 at 6 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2701 Heyward Street. 695-0612
The Starnes Triennial Association meets once a year. This year a branch of the Starnes Family is hosting the meeting in Columbia. They will stay at the Holiday Inn on I–26, June 23–26. 576-2065 or 576-2062
Family Connection of SC will present Of Hopes and Dreams Conference XI—The Games of Life. The conference is developed to explore challenges caring for children with developmental disabilities, chronic illnesses, and health needs. A pre–conference will be March 18, 7—9 pm at The SC State Museum. The conference will be March 19, 8 am—4:30 pm at the Fort Jackson Community Activities Center. 1-800-578-8750 or 252-0914
USC School of Medicine will hold a lecture March 3 and 4, 5:30 pm, in USC’s law school auditorium. The lecture will focus on medical malpractice crisis. 777-5400
Irmo High School – Class of 1984 will have its 20—year class reunion on April 9. If you have not been contacted, call 234-5566.
Spring Valley High School – Class of 1985 will have its 20—year class reunion on April 9. If you have not been contacted, call 864-234-5566.
Harmonizers Chapter of the International
Barbershop Harmony Society invites men of all ages who want to sing. The group meets Thursday evenings, 7:30 pm at Shandon United Methodist Church, Devine Street. 798-1538
USC will present Dancing at Lughnasa February 25— March 5. Curtain times are 8 pm Tuesday—Saturday. Matinees at 3 pm February 27 and March 5. 777-2551