Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will feature researcher Liz von Muggenthaler Nov. 17, 7 pm. She will explore whether animals can sense vibrations in the Earth much sooner than humans. Free. 779-8717, ext. 1117
The Columbia College Department of Art will present an exhibit entitled Yokes on the Trail of Tears: The Journey of an Installation featuring sculpture by Arkansas installation artist Pat Musick and photography of Jerry Carr. The exhibit runs through Dec.7 in the Goodall Gallery.
AMBA Studios celebrates its opening with Prints by Jonathan Green by special arrangement by the Columbia City Ballet Nov. 11, 6–8 pm at 3135 Forest Drive.
The Seven Oaks Art League will have an exhibit at the Irmo Public Library through Nov. 30. All artwork will be created by members and will be for sale. The leaguewill hold its monthly meeting Nov. 17 at Seven Oaks Park, 7 pm. Julie Cooper, 781-1390.
The Trenholm Artists Guild meets the second Monday of every month at 6820 Wedgefield Road in Dentsville.
City Art , 1224 Lincoln St., will feature the art of May Riesz through Dec. 30.
Books, poetry, etc
Split P Soup: Poetry for the Community and The South Carolina Poetry Initiative is pleased to announce the 2nd annual SC Gathering of Young Poets will be held Nov. 19 from 9 am–3 pm at the Columbia Museum of Art. Free and open to the public. 777-2230 or CMSPEARE@gwm.sc.edu.
Vista Lights will be Nov. 17, 5–10 pm in the Congaree Vista. Businesses will open their doors. Entertainment will be up and down Gervais St. Horse drawn carriages will shuttle visitors around the Vista. 269-4956
The Children’s Hospital Festival of Trees will be held at the SC State Museum Nov. 18–20. More than 250 holiday items will be part of the weekend–long silent auction and holiday season premier event. 434-2832.
Dance Your Wig Off 4 Alopecia will take place Saturday Nov. 19 from 7 pm at the Holiday Inn on Assembly Street in Columbia until the last couple dances out. 360-0652
North Trenholm Baptist Church will receive gift–filled shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child during the projects National Collection Week, Nov. 14–21.
The Women’s Shelter invites the community to participate in the 26th Annual Thanksgiving Souper, Nov. 17, 5:30–7:30 pm at Eastminster Presbyterian Church. Chick–Fil–A of Columbia and Sumter will sponsor the event and have delicious soup plus coupons. Tables may be sponsored for $150. 779-4706
First Presbyterian Church , 1324 Marion St., continues its Wednesdays at Noon lunch service at 11:45 am. No reservations required. 799-9062
Dreher High School Dance Department will present Movies Through the Movies Nov. 16–18, at 7 pm in the Dreher High School Auditorium, 701 Adger Rd. 253-7079
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. 461-8900
The SC Bar Pro Bono Program will sponsor a free legal clinic on real estate issues, including buying and selling a home and landlord/tenant rights, Nov. 17 at the Northeast Branch of the Richland County Library, 7490 Parklane Rd. Free. 799-4015, ext. 158
Life Line Screening will be screening to find potential stroke victims at 2500 Sunset Blvd. in West Columbia Nov. 21. Appointments begin at 9 am. Call 1-800-697-9721.
Next Step Toastmasters meets every first and third Monday, noon–1 pm at the Indus Building at 7 Science Ct. in Carolina Research Park. 935-8345 or www.geocities.com/nextstepsct/
The Richland Democratic Women will hold their Monday, Nov. 14 meeting at 5:30 pm at the Adult Activity Center on Parklane Road. Mayor Frank Willis, candidate for governor, is the scheduled speaker. 865-2263.
Gallery 701 presents Sam Bush Nov. 18, at Headliners, 700 Gervais St. with special guests Woodwork Roadshow. Doors open at 8 pm. Concert at 9 pm. 544-6069 or www.gallery701.org
Arts at First will present Dr. Bonnie Hoyt Lynch, soprano, in a solo recital on Friday, Nov. 11, at 7 pm in Jackson Hall at First Presbyterian Church. Tickets are $7 with dessert following. 799-9062 ext. 304.
The Palmetto Concert Band will present its fall concert Nov. 20, at 4 pm at the Koger Center for the Arts. Admission is free and open to the public. The concert will feature guest soloist Clifford Leaman.
The Columbia Harmonizers Men’s Chorus invites men of all ages who want to go caroling in December. The group meets Thursday evenings, 7:30 pm at Shandon United Methodist Church. 783-8475.
The USC Dance Company will perform A Time to Dance Nov. 11 at 7:30 pm at the Koger Center for the Arts.
251-2222 for tickets.
Opera at USC will present Rossini’s comic opera L’Italiana in Algeri Nov. 11 and 13 at Keenan High School Theatre. 777-5359
The Greater Columbia Chapter of The American Guild of Organists will present three organists in concert at Centennial Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Monday, Nov. 17, 7:30 pm. The program is free and open to the public.
Bill Gaither & Homecoming Friends will perform at the Colonial Center Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 pm. 866-4SC-TIXX www.thecolonialcenter.com.
The US Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus will perform at the Union United Methodist Church, 7582 Woodrow St., Irmo, Nov. 16, 7 pm. 765-0777
Patrons and Friends of the Arts will present Ensemble Chaconne Nov. 13, 3 pm, at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1301 Richland Street. 765-9430
The Newberry Opera House will feature DRUM Nov. 16, 7:30 pm. 803-276-6264
Congaree National Park will hold the annual Harry Hampton Walk led by Rudy Mancke Nov. 20, 1:30 pm. www.nps.gov/cosw.
A Thanksgiving Day Charity Auction will be held Thursday, Nov. 24, at 3 pm at Eagle Sales & Premium. Proceeds will be donated to local charities. 695-6020 for more information.
Town Theatre will present The Honky Tonk Angels through Nov. 19. 799-2510.
The USC Theatre South Carolina will stage Anton Chekhov’s play The Cherry Orchard Nov. 11–19 at Drayton Hall. 777-2551 for tickets and showtimes.
Workshop Theatre will present The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife Nov. 11–12, and 17–19 at 8 pm, and Nov. 13 at 3 pm. 799-6551 for tickets.