Children of Hope 2006 Art Exhibit will run through August 27 at The Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main Street. The exhibit displays art work created by children with cancer and blood disorders. Sponsored by Palmetto Richland's Center for Children with Cancer and Blood Disorders, Children's Chance, and a group of special donors, the "Art Angels," exhibit will be open to the public Wed.-Sat. from 10 am-5 pm, and Sun. from 1-5 pm. www.childrenschance.org.
Protecting People, the Planet & Profit, an interactive national exhibit on "green building" and "green buying," is on display through July 11 on the first level of the Richland County Public Library, 1431 Assembly St. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours. 929-3457.
First Presbyterian Church , 1324 Marion St., will host the Thornwell Lecture Series Sun., June 25 at 9:45 am in the Family Life Center, 1420 Washington Street. Parking is available at the church. Dr. Sinclair Ferguson, senior pastor, will speak on "The Day of Grace" Sun., June 25, at the 8:30 and 11 am worship services. 799-9062, ext. 261.
The All-Local Farmers' Market will be at Yo Burrito, Sat., June 24 from 8 am-noon. 779-1124 or www.carolinafarmsteward.org.
The first Ladies' Walk for Life, Steps Against Breast Cancer will be Sat., October 7, 2006, at Finlay Park. Individual, team, and school team registration is underway. The team registration deadline is Fri., August 18, and the deadline for school teams is Fri., September 15. 434-7275.
The Palmetto PC Club meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6 pm at the Eastminster Presbyterian Church Christian Life Center.
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 Small Business Breakfast Club will meet June 29 from 7 am-8:30 am at Kroger's, 10136 Two Notch Rd. 462-9816.
McKissick Museum will extend viewing for the popular "Sudan: The Land and the People" exhibit through June 24. Contact Margaret Lamb, 777-5400. http://www.meridian.org/ARTS/Sudan/welcome.html.
Town Theatre will present Peter Pan July 7,8; 12-15; and 19-22 at 8 pm. July 8, 9,15,16, 22 at 3 pm. 799-2510 or www.towntheatre.com
Workshop Theatre will present Leader of the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical July 7-22. Performances are 8 pm July 7, 8; 11-15; 18-22; and 3 pm July 16. 799-6551
The Columbia Jazz Dance Company will present Around the World June 27, 7:30 pm, at the Koger Center for the Arts. There will be a special matinee for children at 2 pm. 251-2222 or www.capitoltickets.com.
Columbia Harmonizers male chorus/ensemble, all types of music in barbershop quartet style meets Thursdays, 7:30 pm at Shandon United Methodist Church, 3407 Devine St. Call Joe Solito, 783-8475.
The Columbia Action Council will host Sounds Like Summer '06 free concerts Saturday nights through July 29 from 7-10 pm. 343-8750 or www.columbiaactioncouncil.org.
The Lake Murray Association (LMA) and the SC Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host Ladies' Day on the Lake June 27 from 9 am-3 pm at Lighthouse Marina, 1925 Johnson's Marina Road, Chapin, SC. Contact Mike Murrell, 407-4007. www.lakemurrayassociation.org.
Trustus Theatre will present GOLF: The Musical through July 8. The show will be performed Thursday nights at 7:30 pm, Friday and Saturday nights at 8 pm and two Sunday matinees on June 25th and July 2nd beginning at 3 pm. All tickets are $22.50. 803-254-9732 or www.trustus.org.
The Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra will be holding auditions for a bassoon player and all sections of strings. Four concerts are scheduled yearly. Rehearsals are in Lexington on Tuesday evenings. Contact Sylvia Howell, 359-4929.
Fast Forward is offering a new camp this summer, Music Video. Students will create music videos for local bands. Camps run through June 30, one week each at Shandon Presbyterian Church. Contact Dee Allbritton, 343-2577.
TRAINING/Education How to Start Your Own Business in SC , a comprehensive, monthly seminar that will provide you with the tools and knowledge of how to start your own business will be on Wed., July 12 from 9 am - noon at The C.R. Neal Dream Center, 2430 Atlas Rd. A $25 advanced registration is required. 461-8900.
Palmetto Health Baptist will offer Safe Sitters babysitting classes 9 am-3:30 July 12, 13 and 26, 27 for 11-14 year olds. 296-2273.
The Microsoft Across America Tour will appear at AMC Dutch Square on Bush River Rd., Tues., June 27 from 8 am-5 pm. The seminar will give local business representatives the opportunity to learn about the latest business technology through a series of free seminars. www.microsoft.com/acrossamerica.
The Historic Columbia Foundation 's moonlight tours of Elmwood Cemetery will have three additional dates in order to take the tour. Wed., July 12 Wed., August 9 and Thurs., Aug. 10. All tours begin at 8:30 pm. Krissy Dunn, 252-1770, ext. 33.