City Art ,1224 Lincoln St., will present a new exhibit of landscape paintings by USC Master of Fine Arts candidate Blake Morgan through March 25. http://www.cityartonline.com
Arts at Shandon will presentSt. Peter Meets Jack Kevorkian , Sun., March 5, 4 pm at the Shandon Presbyterian Church. 771-4408, ext. 27.
Columbia Traditional Music and Dance will present theColumbia Contra Dance , Sat., March 11, 7:30-10:30 pm at the Arsenal Hill Park Building. Admission is $7. 796-8935 or http://www.contracola.org
Benedict College's Ponder Fine Arts Gallery and The Columbia Museum of Art will host Richard Hunt: A Visit to Columbia through April 7, at the Henry Ponder Fine Arts/Humanities Center. Contact Tyrone Geter or Vonda K. Wright, 758-4460.
The Red Tub , 134 1/2 State St., West Columbia, is hosting an art exhibit of original oil paintings by Stewart Aleshire. The free exhibit runs through March and is open Mon.-Sat. till 5 pm.
Town Theatre ,1012 Sumter St., will presentLucky Stiff , March 10-25. 799-2510 or http://www.towntheatre.com
Richland One will hostThe 2006 Arts Festival, Mozart, Magic and the Muses! Wed., March 8, 7 pm at the Carolina Coliseum. The festival is free and open to the public. 231-7510 or 231-7504.
Books, poetry, etc
The Richland County Public Library , 1431 Assembly St., needs adult volunteers to work at the information desk of the main library. Contact Cathy Dolan, 929-3436.
The Richland County Public Library will host Get a Job/Keep a Job, a program for teens, Sat., March 4, 2:30 pm at the Bostick Auditorium, 1431 Assembly St. 929-3434 or http://www.richland.lib.sc.us/teen
The Montessori School of Columbia will hold a rummage sale Sat., March 11, 8 am at 710 Crosshill Rd., formerly Fechter's Antiques. Contact Nancy Tuten, 776-7458 or Sue Cate, 787-3190.
Tree of Life Congregation will host its 3rd annual Jewish Food Festival, Sun., March 5, 11am-4 pm at the temple social hall, 6719 N. Trenholm Rd. Contact Cheri Alexander,
St. Paul's Lutheran Church , 1715 Bull St., will hold three weekly services, Sundays at 8:15 am & Wednesdays at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm. 779-0030 or http://www.stpaulscolumbia.com
Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church , 1005 Asbury Dr., will host its 44th Annual Pork BBQ, Sat. March 4. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children, $8 bulk per pound. Eat in or take out.
The March for Meals 5k at Riverbankswill be March 4 at 7:30 am. Registration is $30 on the day of the race. 252-
7734 or http://www.seniorresources.org
Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Centerwill hostPurim Carnival , Sun., March 12, 1:30-4 pm. Contact Kathleen Roberts at 787-2023, ext. 205 or email@example.com.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,4440 Ft. Jackson Blvd.,will hold its annual genealogy workshop Sat., March 11, 9:30 am-4 pm, registration at 8:30 am.
739-0492 or http://www.familyhistoryworkshop.com
Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1301 Richland St.,will presentShorter Chorale , Sun., March 5 at 3 pm. The concert is free and open to the public. 765-9430.
The AIDS Benefit Foundation of SC will host Dining with Friends 2006 through April 29. Contact Matt Chisling, 254-5223.
The Richland Kiwanis Club meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, 12:30 pm at Lizard's Thicket on S. Beltline next to the Midlands Tech campus. Contact Ken Connor, 256-2354.
The Greater Columbia Area Mothers of Twins Club will host its Semi-Annual Children's Clothing and Equipment Sale, Sat., March 11, 7:30 am-2 pm at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church. 749-1221.
The Palmetto Personal Computer Clubwill meet Thur., March 9, 6-8:30 pm at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 3200 Trenholm Rd. 315-3678 or http://www.PalmettoPC.org
The First Tuesday Republican Clubwill meet Tues., March 7 from noon-1 pm at Tronco's, at the State Fair Grounds. The cost of lunch is $10. RSVP, 787-8789.
The Capitol City Real Estate Investorsmeets the second Thursday of each month at Saluda Shoals Park, 6:30 pm.
209-1935 or http://www.screi.com
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will hold its luncheon meeting Fri., March 10, 11:30 am at Seawells Restaurant, Rosewood Dr. 951-3213.
The SC Coalition for Obesity Prevention Effortswill meet Wed., March 8, 9:30 am at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 525 St. Andrews Rd. 545-4480 or FACEMK@dhec.sc.gov.
Every Tuesday theColumbia Supporters of Fair Taxation meets to discuss the Fair Tax bill at 7 pm at the Irmo Branch Library. 803-312-3765.
The Business Association of Columbia/BAC meets in the Summit Club, Wednesdays at 7:30 am for breakfast and conversation. Membership is by invitation. Contact Summers Duffie, 753-5015.
The Paschal Academy of Musicwill presentFootloose , March 9-12, 3 pm at Keenan Theater. Tickets are available at the door, $7.50 for adults & $5 for students.
The 6th Annual Sunshine 5K Run/Walkwill be Sat., April 8, 8 am at First Citizens Bank, at the intersection of Forest Dr. & Trenholm Rd. 799-4786.
The Columbia Harmonizersmeets Mondays, 7:30 pm at Shandon United Methodist Church, 3407 Devine St. Contact Joe Solito. 783-8475.
The SC Philharmonic Youth, Repertory, and Junior Strings Orchestra will perform Sun., March 5, 3 pm at the Koger Center for the Arts. Tickets are $5 for adults, and $3 for students at the door. 771-7937 or http://www.SCPhilharmonic.com
The Trinity Cathedral will present The Saint Thomas Choir,
March 10 at 7:30 pm. Contact Doak Wolfe, 771-7300.
The Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia will present the 40th Annual Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show, March10-12 at the State Fairgrounds. http://www.columbiabuilders.com
The Dr. Miracle's Bad Hair Day Contestwill be Sat., March 4, 11:30 am at Columbia Place, 7201 Two Notch Rd. 866-843-5600or
Historic Columbia Foundation's 2006 Parlor Lecture , Sun., March 5, 2 pm at The Inn at USC. Contact Kaela Harmon, 252-7742, ext. 25.
The Koger Center for the Arts will present Virtuoso pianist Marina Lomazov Sat., March 4 at 7 pm. 254-7445 or http://www.SCPhilharmonic.com
New Life Productionswill performThe Last Generation , Sat., March 11, 6 pm at the Friendship Baptist Church, 1237 House St. 865-8462.
The SC State Museum is accepting applications for the 3rd Annual Congaree Art Festival, Sat., April 29. All applications are due Mon., March 6 by 5 pm. Contact Paul Matheny, 898-4941.
The SC State Museum &the Ancient Order of the Hibernians will celebrate Irish Heritage Day, Sat., March 4, 11am.
898-495 or http://www.museum.state.sc.us
USC's McKissick Museumwill present Somali Lenses, through April 1 and A Fool for Art, through April 8. For more information and other exhibitions, contact Peggy Binette, 777-5400.
The SC State Museum will present A Camera Man's Journey: Julian Dimock's South through Aug. 20. Contact Elaine Nichols, 898-4952.
Grace Evangelical Methodist Churchwill host a Vacation
Bible School Networking and Training Party, March 11 from 9am-noon in the conference room at Town Hall, 111 Maiden Lane. 1-800-366-8948 or http://www.groupvbs.com
Northeast Campus of Midlands Technical College will hold a short-story seminar, Sat., March 4, 8:30 am-4:30 pm, with speaker, award-winning author, Janna McMahan. The cost is $60. 732-0432 or http://www.mtctraining.com
The Association of Lutheran Musicians of SC (ALM) will hold a workshop on music and drama Saturday, March 4. Contact Susan Sturkie, 788-6807.
The USC Poetry Initiativewill hold a poetry writing workshop, Tues., March 7 & 14, 6:30 pm at St. Peter's Church, 1529 Assembly St. Contact Emily Hero, 779-0036.
Regency Hospice , 1611 Hampton St., will host its Grief Education Series March 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 11 am-12:30 pm. Contact Carol E. O. Anderson, 765-0099.