2006-03-17 / Events


Don't miss the Carolina Kudzu Queens at the St. Pat's in 5 Points parade March 18 at 10 am.

The Arts

Trenholm Artists Guild & City Artwill present its 25th Anniversary Annual Juried Exhibition, March 30-April 16 at City Art Gallery, 1224 Lincoln St. An open reception will be held from 5:30-7:30 pm at City Art.

Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St., will presentLucky Stiff, through March 25. 799-2510 or http://www.towntheatre.com


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.


Food Not Bombs, an international movement that feeds the hungry while building peaceful societies, will host a benefit, Sat., March 18 from, 7:30-11 pm at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. Contact Mike Leonard, 256-0401 or call 256-8968.

First Baptist Church, 1306 Hampton St., will hostSong of Solomon, a conference about the biblical truth on love, sex, marriage, & romance, March 31 & April 1.

343-8585 or http://FirstBaptistColumbia.com

The Brotherhood ministry of Brookland Baptist Church will sponsor its annual Father-Daughter Banquet, A Night to Remember, Sat., March 25, 6 pm at the Brookland Banquet and Conference Center, 1066 Sunset Blvd. Contact Michael Powe, 931-0308.

The AIDS Benefit Foundation of SC will host Dining with Friends 2006 through April 29. Contact Matt Chisling, 254-5223.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church will present Gabriel Faure'sRequiem Op. 48, April 9, 10:30 am. The concert is free. Call 779-0030 or http://www.stpaulscolumbia.com.

First Baptist Church, 1306 Hampton St., will host its Women's Spring Fling & Fashion Show, Sat., March 25 from 11am-2 pm. The cost is $15, includes lunch. 256-4251 or http://FirstBaptistColumbia.com

Spring Valley Baptist Church, 91 Polo Rd., will present The Columbia Passion Play, Sat., March 25, 7 pm at the Koger Center. 736-0624 or http://www.springvalleybaptist.com.

Centennial Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 1413 Laurel St., will host an organ concert by Robert Blevins, Sun., March 19 at 4 pm.

A Giant Garage Sale will benefit Cotton Branch Farm Animal Sanctuary April 1 & 8, 8 am-2 pm, Parkland Plaza Knox Abbott Dr. Donations needed and accepted on March 18 & 25, 9am-2 pm; March 22 & 29 6 pm-8 pm at Parkland Plaza. 736-2176 or http://www.cottonbranch.org.


The Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia will meet Mon., March 27, 10 am, refreshments served at 9 am, at the council building, 1605 Park Circle, Maxcy Gregg Park.

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 Columbia Doll Club will sponsor a Doll Show & Sale

March 18 in the Trinity Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall from 9 am-4 pm. Admission is $3, and parts of the proceeds will go to organizations that work with abused children.


The Richland County Recreation Commissionwill sponsor events throughout March and April. Contact Cynthia M. Robinson, 754-7275, ext. 218.

The 6th Annual Sunshine 5K Run/Walkwill take place Sat., April 8 at First Citizens Bank at the intersection of Forest Dr. and Trenholm Rd. The run will begin at 5:45 am, and the walk will begin at 8 am. Pre-registration fee is $25 before March 31, and thereafter the fee is $30. 799-4786 or customerservice@strictlyrunning.com.

Life Line Screeningwill give low-cost health screenings at the Waterford, 9370 Windsor Lake Blvd., Fri., March 24 at 9 am. Pre-registration is required. To schedule an appointment call 1-800-697-9721 or contact Paula Motolik, 216-518-8456.

The 2006 Hispanic Health Fair will be Sat., March 25 from 1-6 pm at Greenlawn Baptist Church, 6612 Garner's Ferry Rd. Contact Pat Hickey, 777-7056.

The National Kidney Foundation of SC will be giving free health screenings, Sat., March 25 from 9 am-1 pm at the Brookland Baptist Church, 1066 Sunset Blvd. 799-3870 or http://www.kidneysc.org.


The Capital City Republican Womenwill host a debate between the Republican candidates for State Superintendent of Education, Tues., March 21 at the Suggs & Kelly Law Building in the Vista Community Room, 500 Taylor St. Doors open at 6 pm, the debate begins at 6:30 pm.

The Capitol City Real Estate Investors meets the second Thursday of each month at Saluda Shoals Park, 6:30 pm. 209-1935 or http://www.screi.com .

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 SC General Assembly Women's Caucus will meet Wed., March 22, 12:30 pm at Seawells.

The Columbia Harmonizers meets Thursdays, 7:30 pm at Shandon United Methodist Church, 3407 Devine St. Contact Joe Solito, 783-8475.


Palmetto Opera will present an evening of beloved music, delectable food and wine and a silent auction at the SC Department of Archives and History Sunday evening, March 26 beginning at 5:30 pm. The event will begin with wine and hors d'oeuvres in the atrium of the state's History Center where attendees can participate in a silent auction for the benefit of the Palmetto Opera. This social hour will be followed by dinner sponsored by Carrabba's Italian Grille. After dinner everyone will move to the spacious auditorium for a program of opera music performed by some of the finest vocalists in South Carolina. Following the performance there will be another informal social time while the winners of the silent auction are posted. A donation of $50 to The Palmetto Opera is requested; for more information

please call 787-0287. The SC Department of Archives and History is located on Parklane Road.

USC will host its 5th Annual Orphan Film Symposium, March 22-25, each night at 8 pm. Contact Dr. Dan Streible, 777-9158 or www.sc.edu.

USC's Newsfilm Librarywill present Bill Birch, a former NBC News & ABC News cameraman, Thurs., March 23, 3 pm in the Thomas Cooper Library's Graniteville Room.

777-5556 or http://www.sc.edu/library/newsfilm.

The USC School of Music will present Cellist Bonnie Hampton of the Juilliard School of Music, Sat., March 25, 2:30 pm. Contact Professor Robert Jesselson, 777-2033.

USC's School of Music will present Christopher Berg, faculty guitar recital, Tues., March 28, 7:30 pm at USC's recital hall. 777-4336.

The Richland Northeast High School Northeast Current will present a concert of classical and modern music, Sat., March 18 at 7 pm in the Richland School District Two Auditorium, 7500 Brookfield Rd. Contact Jose Carrion, 699-2800, ext. 2890.

The Creative Music and Film Society will present a concert, Fri., March 24, 8 pm at the Gambrell Hall Auditorium. Admission is $3. Also on Sun., March 26, 3 pm there will be a matinee showing of David Lunch's Eraserhead. 791-7378.

Columbia Music Festival Associationwill present The Carolina Ballet Production ofCoppelia, Sat., March 18, 8 pm & Sun., March 19, 3 pm at Keenan Theater. Tickets are available at the door, $10 for adults and $5 students/seniors. 771-6303.


The SC Bar Pro Bono Program will sponsor a series of eight free legal clinics every Tuesday beginning March 21 at the St. Andrews Shepherd Center, 2600 Ashland Rd. All clinics begin at 9 am and are free and open to the public. 799-4015, ext. 158 or http://www.scbar.org.

Richland One will host its Annual Certified Teacher Job Fair, Sat., March 25 from 9 am-1 pm at the Olympia Learning Center, 621 Bluff Rd. 231-7510 or http://www.richlandone.org.

Next Step Toastmasters holds a seminar on speaking and leadership skills every 1st and 3rd Monday from noon-1 pm at the Indus Building, 7 Science Ct. in Carolina Research Park. 935-8935 or http://www.geocities.com/nextstepsct/.

The SC Bar Pro Bono Program will sponsor a free legal clinic on Bankruptcy issues, Tues., March 21, 6:30-8 pm at the North Main Branch of the Richland County Public Library, 5306 N. Main St. 799-4015, ext. 158.

The Palmetto Garden Club of SC will host a presentation by well-known Atlanta Conservationist, Marion Hill, Tues., March 21, 11 am at the Garden Club Council Headquarters, Maxcy Gregg Park.

USC will host Reporting from Moscow: Khrushchev to Putin, a panel of Moscow bureau chiefs, Fri., March 24, 4:30 pm in the Gambrell Hall auditorium. 777-9573.

Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie will speak at 7 pm on March 23 at USC in the Russell House Ballroom. Free and

open to the public. 777-7248.

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