The US Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management–Eastern States will hold a Wild Horse and Burro Adoption in Wilmington, NC at the Boys and Girls Home of NC Exhibition Center at Lake Waccamow October 14–16. Call 1-888-274-2133 or visit www.wildhorseandburro.blm.gov for times.
The Great Hall Floral Arrangement Demonstration and Book Signing for Chris Giftos will be held from 2:30–3:30 pm Thursday, October 20 at the Columbia Museum of Art. Tickets are $30 and include refreshments. For more Chris Giftos related events call 799-2810 or visit www.columbia museum.org.
The Columbia Museum of Art presents Contemporary Photography and the Garden – Deceits and Fantasies looks at gardens as a subject in photography produced in the last two decades by 16 American and European artists. The exhibition runs from October 21– December 31. Call 799-2810 or visit www.columbia museum.org.
The USC McKissick Museum presents Mimicry and Magic: The Metaphors of David Voros . Voros, a USC art professor, draws heavily on his Central European heritage for imagery in his works. The exhibition runs through October 15. Admission is free and open to the public. Call 777-7251 or visit www.cas.sc.edu/MCKS.
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The Richland County Public Librar y will host performances by RCPL Literary Resident Howard Burnham at three library locations this fall. On October 20 at 7 pm at the Northeast Regional Branch he will perform I Wants to Make Your Flesh Creep: Aspects of the Gothic Novel . Call 736-6575. And on October 27 at 7 pm at the Southeast Regional Branch he will perform Nine Tales. Call 776-0855.
Reach out and Read–SC will hold a family benefit event, Read and Romp, October 16 at the SC State Museum from 1 pm. For tickets, call 434-2523 or toll free 800-367-8839.
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral will be awarding one to two grants to local nonprofit agencies to fund early childhood programs that promote the well-being of Columbia–area children. The total available funding is $35,000. The deadline for submission is October 28. Visit www.trinityepiscopalcathedral.org/ministries/-MissionandOutreach2.asp or email email@example.com.
The Providence Presbyterian Church in West Columbia will sponsor a run/walk October 8 beginning at 8 am. To participate call 794-6766 or visit www.providencepresbyterian.net.
Rehoboth United Methodist Church will hold a Fall Festival Saturday, October 15 from 7 am–12:30 pm. There will be a yard and bake sale as well as children’s activities. Call 736–3914 or 788–2220.
USC and Shandon United Methodist Church will host Hymns: A Lasting Spiritual Legacy , a program of hymns and visual images that illustrate the themes of adoring, interceding, opening, receiving, and sharing. The program is free and begins at 4 pm October 9 in Rutledge Chapel on the USC Horseshoe and at 6 pm at Shandon United Methodist Church. Call 777-2178.
Christian Life Assembly will present Josh Garrels and Band October 14 at 7 pm in the church auditorium, 2700 Bush River Road. Admission is $5 and includes coffee and refreshments. Call 798-4488 or visit www.joshgarrels.com
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church , 1715 Bull Street, will feature Autumn Jazz with Dick Goodwin Quintet October 9 at 4 pm. A reception follows.
First Presbyterian Church will hold its fall conference for women, the theme of which is Developing Spiritual Authenticity October 28–29. Internationally renowned speaker, Carol Kent, will deliver three messages. Dinner will be served for $5 on Friday at 6 pm. Call 799-9062.
The new Bonefish Grill Restaurant will host C harity Night for the American Heart Association . A $25 per person donation includes complementary appetizers and a main course tasting will all proceeds benefiting the American Heart Association. To RSVP call 461-9550.
Everyone is invited to join a Family and Community Leaders Club . The fall tour is October 21 at Orchid Farm, Newberry. Call 788-1282
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Columbia Chapter 87 will hold a luncheon meeting Friday, October 14, 11:30 am at Seawells Restaurant. Patsy Lightle of SLED will be the guest speaker. Call 951–3213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coffee Talk or High Tea meets every Wednesday from 2–4 pm beginning October 12 through December at the Capital Senior Center. The cost is $2. The group is for people 45 years or older who find themselves alone and want to get together for conversation, camaraderie, coffee, or tea. Call 545–3093 or 779–1971.
Arts at First Presbyterian Church will present Melodies from the Heartland , an evening featuring The Dick Goodwin Quintet playing traditional jazz standards with the Chancel Choir on October 7 at 5 pm. Admission is $7 and a light dessert will follow the program. Call 799–9062 ext. 304.
The new Fall Magnolia Market Series , “Main Street Marketplace,” will be from 11 am–3 pm, October 7, 14, 21, and 28. There is an open air market featuring fresh produce, flowers, specialty gifts, art, and handmade crafts, as well as, musical performances.
Columbia College will present Serena Hill, soprano, who will perform works by Bellini, Berg, Puccini, and Dominick Argento on Monday, October 10, 7:30 pm, in the concert hall of Spears Music/Art Center at Columbia College. The event is free and open to the public.
Elloree Arts and Antiques Festival will be October 7 and 8 on Historic Cleveland Street from 9 am–6 pm.
The SC State Museum will hold the annual Fall Heritage Festival Saturday, October 15, from 10 am–5 pm. The festival will feature many folk artisans, bluegrass music, and barbecue. Events inside the museum are included with museum admission. Call 898–4952 or 898–4902.
The Columbia Museum of Art will present Great Hall Floral Arrangement Demonstration and Book Signing October 20, 2:30–3:30 pm. and a slide–illustrated lection October 21, 9:30 am–1 pm or 1:30–5 pm. Contemporary Photography and the Garden Deceits and Fantasies will be on exhibit October 21–December 31. 343-2215
Cornerstone Chorale and Brass , a national touring ensemble featuring 22 singers, brass quintet, a pianist and organist, will be performing “Go Now and Love One Another” at St. Peter’s Church Monday, October 24 at 7 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Call 779-0036 or email email@example.com.
The Palmetto Painters 6th Annual Auction will be held October 29 at 9:30 am at the The Communication Worker’s of America CWA Building in West Columbia. Visit www.palmettopainters.com.
The SC Philharmonic with 14–year–old piano prodigy Ji-Yong will present a potpourri of Russian music at the Koger Center for the Arts at 7 pm Saturday, October 15. Tickets are available by calling 254-7445 or visit www.SCPhilharmonic.com.
The Columbia Harmonizers Chapter of the International Barbershop Harmony Society invites men of all ages who want to sing in a men’s chorus. They rehearse Thursday evenings, 7:30 pm at Shandon United Methodist Church. Call 798-1538.
Round Top Elementary School will host a golf tournament October 10 at Columbia Country Club. The annual PTO fundraiser includes lunch and dinner and is followed by a silent auction. Call Karen Howell, 333-0701 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golfers will tee off in Columbia for a chance to compete at Pebble Beach. The Cadillac Invitational will be held Monday, October 17, at the Columbia Country Club in Blythewood. Registration begins at 9 am, with a shotgun start at 11:30 am. For more information call 799–3870 or visit www.kidneysc.org.
The Out of Darkness Community Walk, sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, will be October 9 at 2 pm beginning at Riverfront Park at the corner of Laurel and Huger. Registration is at 1 pm. Call Helen Pridgen, 206-8214.
The YWCA of the Midlands will conduct an annual golf tournament to fund programs aimed at empowering women and girls and eliminating racism. The Captain’s Choice tournament will be October 7 at Northwoods Golf Course with a shot gun start at noon. Check in begins at 10 am. Call Mary Griffin, 749-5432.
The National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its 12th Annual Outdoor Connection, Still Target Championships October 7–9 at the Wild Turkey Center in Edgefield. Contact Brian Dowler at email@example.com or call 1-800-THE-NWTF or visit www.nwtf.org.
The Carolina Marathon Association will hold the 33rd Annual Governor’s Cup Road Race October 15 beginning at the State House. www.carolinamarathon.org.
The Richland County Recreation Commission offers programs for all ages in many areas. For information, visit www.richlandcountyrecreation.com.
The Charleston Stage will present The Hobbit beginning October 14 at the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston. For showtimes and tickets call 843-577-7183 or visit www.charlestononstage.com.