2005-09-09 / Events

Events Calendar

September 9

September 9–16Friday 9

The National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will hold a luncheon meeting at 11:30 am at Seawells Restaurant. LaMond Riley, OWCP Hearing Loss Program, will be the guest speaker. Call 951-3213.

Dr. Brad Collins will lecture on The Figure in the 20th Century at 6:30 pm at the Columbia Museum of Art. Free with museum admission or membership.

The ArtShack Gallery & Supplies will hold an Open House Night from 6:30–8:30 pm. This is an opportunity to meet the artists and watch some of them create their masterpieces. Call 799-9409.

The First Nazareth Foundation will launch its First Annual Community Celebration Weekend with a Greater Waverly Community Distinguished Service Awards banquet at the David H. Swinton Center at Benedict College starting at 6 pm with a reception and 7 pm dinner. Craig Melvin of WIS TV10 will moderate the program. Ticket donations are $35 per person. Call 252-0076.

The World Affairs Council of Columbia will celebrate their past year from 6–8pm in the atrium of the Capitol Center. This event is open to members only. Call 252-2197 or email kellyvautrain@columbiawac.org.

Congaree National Park will hold an Owl Prowl at 7:30 pm for two hours. The walk is free, however reservations are required and can be made no earlier than two weeks in advance of each walk. Call 776–4396.

10 Saturday

The Dept. of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services will sponsor a “Dry Run” 5K Road Race to celebrate Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month from 9 am–noon at Sims Park. Race/walk registration is from 7:30–8:30 am and is $20. Admission to the festival is free. Visit www.scfavor.org.

Local artists will exhibit their works from noon–5 pm at the plaza fountain in Five Points. For more information visit www.fivepointscolumbia.com.

St. John’s Episcopal Church, Congaree of Hopkins will hold the St. John’s Market Place from 9 am–2 pm. Local and national artisians will be present. There will also be a book sale, pony rides, and raffles.

The 9th Annual Womens Conference will be held at the Spartanburg County Library in the Barrette Room at 10 am. Poetry will be presented and refreshments provided. To register to display an organization, call 864-582-3240 or 864-494-9100 and ask for Linda.

McGregor Presbyterian Church will host ParentCare: A Resource Expo for the Sandwich Generation to provide information about helping aging parents. Call 781-2391.

Proof will run at the Sumter Little Theatre September 8–11 and 15–18 at 8 pm on Thursday–Saturday and 3 pm on Sunday. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Call 803-775-2150.

Lake Carolina, The Cycle Center, Outspokin’ Bicycle Shop, Strickly Running, and Palmetto Aquatic will hold the 2005 Kid’s Triathlon for kids ages 4–14 at 8 am at Lake Carolina. The pre–race meeting will begin at 7:30 am. Packet pickup is Friday, September 9 from 5–9 pm at the bandstand on Harborside Village Gree. Registration fee is $30 and registration runs from 6:30–7:15 am the day of the race. Visit www.active.com/event_detail.cfm? event_id=1240918 or www.strictly running.com

The First Nazareth Foundation, Inc welcomes the community to celebrate the grand opening of the Foundation’s Food Pantry from 10 am–noon at 1207 Heidt Street.

The Filipino–American Association of Greater Columbia will celebrate its 15th Annual Gala at the Embassy Suites Hotel from 6 pm–midnight. Tickets are $45 per person or $30 for full–time students. The affair features a three–course dinner and entertainment program. Visit www.filamsc.org.

11 Sunday

USC’s School of Music presents an All–German program featuring works by Schumann and Schubert at 3 pm in the school recital hall. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for USC faculty, staff, and senior citizens, and $5 for students. Call 576-5153.

Andrew Carroll will discuss his new book Behind the Lines: Powerful and Revealing American and Foreign War Letters–and One Man’s Search to Find Them at the Friends of the Richland County Public Library’s Annual Meeting at 3 pm in the Bostick Auditorium of the main library.

12 Monday

The Richland Democratic Women’s Club will meet at 5:30 pm at the Adult Activity Center on Parklane Road. The guest speaker will be Sen. Tommy Moore, candidate for governor. Call 865-2263.

The SC State Museum will offer a training session from 9:30 am–noon for volunteers to lead tours and help weekday visitors explore the art of Norman Rockwell. Training continues weekdays September 13–23. Call 898-4912.

The deadline to enter the 2005 Fine Arts Juried Exhibition at the SC State Fair is September 12. Visit www.scstatefair.org under the Competitive Exhibits menu to register or download a form.

The Trenholm Artists Guild will meet at the Forest Lake Recreation Center the second Monday of every month from September–May at 7 pm, with a program on the visual arts presented each month. On September 12, Michael Story will do a short demo and a talk on his work. Visit

www.trenholmartistsguild.org or

call 736-2739.

13 Tuesday

The Employment and Labor Law Practice Group of Nexsen Pruet, LLC will present free breakfast briefings from 7:30–8 am at the Main Street offices of Nexsen Pruet to help human resources professionals better understand and identify important employee benefits issues. To register print and complete the form on nexsenpruet.com under “Events” in the toolbar. Email form to KStoudemire@nexenpruet.com or fax 253-8277.

The SC Women’s Business Center is holding a workshop to train women who wish to learn how to put together a business plan and start a new business from 9–11 am and again from 2–3:30 pm at the SCWBC office, 817 Calhoun Street. The cost is $20. Call 461-8900.

St. Peter’s Church is offering a Grief and Loss Support Group for six consecutive Tuesdays from 6:30–7:45 pm at St. Peter’s Parish Center. It is free and all are welcome. To register call 779-0036 or email emily@visitstpeters.org.

14 Wednesday

The Columbia Museum of Art will hold Figure Drawing art classes with a live model Wednesdays, September 14–October 19. The class is limited to ten. Enrollment is $190, $155 for museum members, $140 for About Face members. Call 799-2810.

Trinity Cathedral will present a half–hour concert with the Dick Goodwin Jazz Quintet at 12:30 pm. Admission is free. Lunch is available in Satterlee Hall from 12–12:30 and from 1–1:30.

Visit www.trinitysc.org.

A Memoir Writing Class will be held at the Beltline Campus of Midlands Technical College Wednesdays, September 14–November 9, from 1–3 pm. Register online at www.midlandstech.com or call 732-0432.

Columbia’s First Baptist Church will hold Community Bible Study sessions Wednesday mornings September 7–May 17, 2006 from 9:15 –11:15 am at the church. Call 345-3322 or email ransfordhome@bellsouth.net.

Richland County employees will be collecting items for a large rummage sale to be held on Friday, September 16. Bring items to the Guard Shack just inside the garage at the Judicial Center until September 14.

15 Thursday

The Columbia Harmonizers Chapter of the International Barbershop Harmony Society invites men of all ages who want to sing in a men’s chorus to meet at 7:30 pm at Shandon United Methodist Church. Call 798-1538.

The Seven Oaks Art League will hold its monthly meeting from 7–9 pm at the Seven Oaks Recreation Center in St. Andrews. The meeting will feature accomplished artist Nancy Grills. Annual dues are $20 a year. Call 781-1390.

The free Let’s Speak English program will run September 8–November 17 at the North Main Branch of the RCPL from 6:30–7:30 pm. Call 754-7734.

Writing Novels and Short Stories Course will be given at the Beltline Campus of Midlands Technical College with instructor Janna McMahan. Class is held Thursdays, September 15–October 20 from 6–9 pm. Register online at www.midlandstech.com. or call 732-0432.

The SC Shakespeare Company will kick–off its 2005–2006 Season with Man of La Mancha at the Finlay Park Amphitheater. The show runs September 16–17, 21–24, and September 28–October 1. The show begins at 8 pm and tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, students and military, and $5 for children 12 and under.

16 Friday

Moonlight Movies on Main will present My Big Fat Greek Wedding at 8 pm on Boyd Plaza in front of the Columbia Museum of Art. The movie is in celebration of the Greek Festival at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church to be held next week. Greek Festival dancers and Greek music will begin at 5:30 pm and the Greek Boys restaurant will serve food from 5:30–8 pm. Admission and parking is free. Call 779-4005.

Congaree National Park will hold an Owl Prowl at 7:30 pm for two hours. The walk is free, however reservations are required and can be made no earlier than two weeks in advance of each walk. Call 776–4396.

Part 2 of Henry Moore: Carving a Reputation will be shown at 7 pm at the Columbia Museum of Art. Free with museum admission or membership.

The Annual Railfest and Mountain Craft Fair will be held Bryson City on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad September 16–18. Special train excursions, railroad memorabilia and music of the rails will be presented. Call 828-586-8811 or 800-872-4681 for more information.

Richland County employees will hold a large rummage sale from 9 am–2 pm at the County Judicial Center. All proceeds go toward breast cancer research. Call 576-1944 or 748-4919.

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