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2006-03-31 / Events

Events

Arts

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

Books

Author Amy Welborn will discuss Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, Wed., April 5, 7 pm in USC's Russell House Ballroom. 799-5870.

The Association of Public Library Administrators of SC and the Friends of SC Libraries will collect funds to help rebuild The New Orleans Public Library. Contact Jim Johnson, 776-9596.

Children/family

The Columbia Museum of Art will present Family Fun Night, Fri., April 7 from 5:30-8 pm.

Church/Charity

St. Paul's Lutheran Church will present Gabriel Faure's Requiem Op. 48, April 9, 10:30 am. Free. 779-0030 or www.stpaulscolumbia.com.

United Methodist Church will present Easter Drive Thru Drama: The Week That Changed the World, April 7 & April 8 from 7:30-9:30 pm. Contact Beverly Clark, 736-3914.

North Trenholm Baptist Church, will present Bigger Than Life, a Christian worship musical, Sun., April 9 at 4:30 pm. 787-2133.

The Greater Columbia Literacy Council will host a Scrabble Tournament Fundraiser April 1 at 9 am. Pick up a registration form at 2728 Devine St. or contact Jann Ewbank, 765-2555.

City Year Columbia will host the Ripples of Hope Gala, Mon., April 10 from 6-9 pm. Contact Jonathan Polson, 254-3349 ext. 201.

The 5th Annual MS Society Bar-B-Que Fundraiser will be April 7 & 8 at the parking lot of Sam's Club on Forest Dr. Plates are $7 eat-in or take-out will be available from 10 am-8 pm. 796-2681.

Clubs

Horrell Hill Family and Community Leaders Club meets the first Thursday of each month at 10:30 am. Contact Alice Williams, 776-7888.

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 Scrabble Club of the Midlands meets Thursday evenings from 6-9 pm at Paneras Garner's Ferry Rd. Contact Peggy, 754-4189.

Health

The 6th Annual Sunshine 5K Run/Walk will 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, the walk at 8 am. Registration fee is $30. 799-4786 or customerservice@strictlyrunning.com.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will sponsor a 5-mile Columbia MS Walk, Sat., April 8 at the State Museum. Check-in is at 8 am; the walk starts at 9 am. 477-2955 or www.nationalmssociety.org/ncp.

The Charles R. Drew Wellness Center and the Arnold School of Public Health will offer a basic course on Alzheimer's disease at USC. Contact Jan Merling, 318-1601.

Meetings

The Midlands Libertarian Society will meet April 10, 7 pm, at Carolina Wings and Rib House in Lexington. 239-1600

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

The Disability Action Center, Inc., 1115 Belleview St., will have a Board of Directors meeting, Fri., April 7 from 2-4 pm. 779-5121.

The Business Association of Columbia/BAC meets in the Summit Club, Wednesdays at 7:30 am. Membership is by invitation. Contact Summers Duffie, 753-5015.

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

The Trenholm Artists Guild meets the second Monday of every month, 7 pm, at the Forest Lake Recreation Center. Meetings are open to the public. 736-2739 or www.trenholmartistsguild.org.

Music/entertainment

USC's Opera at USC will present A Little Night Music, April 7 & 8 at 7:30 pm and April 9, 3 pm at Keenan Theatre, 3455 Pine Belt Rd.

The Carolina Jazz Society will perform a public concert, Sun., April 2 from 2:30-5 pm at the Capital Area Senior Center at Maxcy Gregg Park. 432-1504.

USC's School of Music will present the season finale of its Southern Exposure Series on Thurs., April 13 at 7:30 pm in the recital hall. Contact John Fitz Rogers, 576-5753.

The Rosewood Educational Foundation will host its 2nd Silent Auction and BBQ, Sat., April 1, 7-10:30 pm at The Coop, 1100 Key Rd. The cost is $15 per person, $25 per couple. 779-4686 or http://rosewood.rcsd1.org.

The Greater Columbia Obedience Club, Inc. will hold an all breed American Kennel Club agility trial Fri., April 7 through Sun., April 9 in the Abernathy Covered Horse Arena, 1200 Rosewood Dr., at the Fairgrounds. Contact, Barbara Salmons 787-0375

The Nickelodeon Theatre will hold its 6th Annual Columbia Jewish Festival April 1-8. 254-8234 or www.nickelodeon.org.

The Eye Site, a traveling exhibit on Low Vision, will be at Columbia Place April 1-27. Contact Rhonda Thompson, 864-241-1111 or www.nei.nih.gov/nehep/eyesite.

Training/education

Dr. David Walsh, author of Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain, will conduct a free seminar April 4 from 7-8:30 pm at the SC State Museum. Contact Bud Ferillo, 771-6106.

The Literacy Council will conduct a Basic Literacy Volunteer Tutor Training Workshop, Sat., April 8 from 9 am-2 pm at the Literacy Council office, 2728 Devine St. Contact Paula Crane-Rhyne, 765-2555.

The Shepherd's Center of Columbia, Trenholm Rd. United Methodist Church, will hold a creative writing seminar, taught by Francie Markham, April 5-May 31. 779-4449.

The SC Bar Pro Bono Program will sponsor a series of eight free legal clinics every Tuesday through May 9 at the St. Andrew's Shepherd's Center, 2600 Ashland Rd. All clinics begin at 9 am and are free and open to the public. 799-4015, ext. 158 or www.scbar.org.

Sports

The Palmetto Youth Football League is now accepting registration for the summer football camp, June 19-23. Contact Coach Cornelius, 787-0216. Registration applications for fall football and cheer registration will begin April 1, every Saturday through June at Trenholm Pk., from 10 am-noon. 865-0515.

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