Animal Protection League will host its annual benefit auction, Sat., August 26 from 6-11 pm at Rosewoods, inside the State Fairgrounds. Admission is $25 per person.
The McCrory Gallery , 1276 Assembly St., will present exhibits through May 2007. For a complete schedule call 400-1205.
The Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra will hold auditions for all string section players, bassoon, and oboe. Rehearsals will be Tuesday nights in Lexington. Contact Sylvia Howell, 359-4929.
Tom Summers , a local author, will sign his new book Want a Frog?: Memories, Sports and Other South Carolina Tales Fri., Aug. 25 from 12:30-2 pm in the Heritage Bookstore of the Columbia Metropolitan Airport. 788-6950 or www.edistopress.com.
The Spirit of Church Christian Church, 3801 River Drive, invites all women to rejoice, praise, and celebrate for their annual Women's Day Program, August 27 at 5 pm. The theme is Daughters of the King, Destiny Waits . Also, there will be a Women in Unity Prayer Service at 7 am. Please arrive at 6:45 am.
First Baptist Church , 1306 Hampton St. will offer a free six-week seminar for couples considering marriage, Sundays beginning September 10 at 9:15 am. 343-8585 or www.FirstBaptistColumbia.com. The church will also host their profit and loss lunch, Wednesdays at 11:45 am beginning Sept. 6. 256-4251 or www.FirstBaptistColumbia.com.
Horrell Hill Family and Community Leaders Club meets the first Thursday of each month at 10:30 am. Contact Alice Williams, 776-7888, for the next meeting location.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will host Light the Night Walk in Columbia on Sept. 21 at the Saluda Shoals
Park in Columbia. Registration begins at 6 pm; the walk begins at 7 pm. 749-4299 or www.lightthenight.org.
Columbia's Parks and Recreation Toastmasters Club meets at noon on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at The Charles R. Drew Wellness Center, 2102 Walker Solomon Way. Contact Larry S. Thompson, 545-3095.
The Business Association of Columbia , sales leads club, meets every Wednesday at the Summit Club for breakfast to share sales leads. Contact Ken Connor, 256-2354.
The Kiwanis Club of Richland meets the 1st & 3rd Mondays of each month at the Lizard's Thicket on Beltline. Call Ken Connor, 256-2354.
The Trenholm Artists Guild meets the second Monday of every month at 7 pm at the Forest Lake Recreation Center, 6820 Wedgefield Rd. Contact Mary Williams, 356-0381 or www.trenholmartistsguild.org.
USC's McKissick Museum will present the exhibit, Talking with the Turners: Southern Folk Pottery . The exhibit will remain on display through January 6.
777-7251 or www.cas.sc.edu/MCKS/.
Edventure Children's Museum , 211 Gervais St., will celebrate Labor Day weekend at the World of Work from 9 am-5 pm. EdVenture will also celebrate Grandparent's Day, Sept. 10 from noon-5 pm. 779-3100 or at www.edventure.org.
The SC State Museum , 301 Gervais St., will present the exhibit NAPOLON An Intimate Portrait through Jan. 1. 898-4917 or www.museum.state.sc.us.
Columbia Harmonizers male chorus/ensemble meets Thursdays, 7:30 pm at Shandon United Methodist Church, 3407 Devine St. Call Joe Solito,
Greenview , 6700 David St. and Maxcy Gregg Pools , 1650 Park Circle, will have no charge for anyone (resident or
nonresident) for public swimming through Labor Day when they close for the season. 545-3097.
The Renaissance Salon , 6531 Two Notch Rd., will host its grand opening and community celebration Sat., September 12 from 5-8 pm. There will be food, face painting and entertainment. 665-5265.
Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site will host a day-long program Sept. 16 on how historians and other professionals present slavery to the public. The public is invited to the program, which runs from 10 am-5 pm and includes a barbecue lunch for the $10 admission fee. Register by Sept. 1. (864) 427-5966 or email@example.com.
The Center for Learning Foundation will host its Youth Golf Tournament, Adult Hole-In-One Competition, and Silent Auction on Sat., Sept.16, from 9 am-4 pm at The Riverside Golf Center, 1600 Garner Lane. There will be an Awards Banquet and Silent Auction to follow. The cost is $5 for participants 3-18 years old. Contact Frederick Hogsett, 238-3337.
The SC Women's Business Center and the Midlands Community Development Corporation will host How to start your own Business in SC, Wed., Sept. 13 from 9 am- noon at The C.R. Neal Dream Center, 2430 Atlas Rd. A $25 advanced registration fee is required. 461-8900.
The Lexington Police Department is currently seeking applicants for the Citizen's Police Academy. The academy will run for ten weeks starting Sept. 14 through Nov. 16 Thursday nights from 7 pm-9 pm. Contact Officer Jason Harbaugh, 359-6260 or 358-1504.
Meals on Wheels needs volunteers to pack and deliver meals Monday-Friday during the midmorning hours. Schedules are available to deliver or pack meals weekly, twice a month, as a substitute or only one time on a day you have free. Contact Gail Byrum, 252-7734.
The Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands needs volunteer advocates to staff 24-hour crisis line and provide hospital accompaniment. Contact Sarah, 252-8393.