2008-09-12 / Events


-ART Columbia Museum of Art is now hosting Constantine Manos' A Greek Portfolio. www.columbiamuseum.org

Aviation enthusiast Bill Vartorella will appear Saturday, September 20 at South Carolina State Museum to moderate a panel discussion of the tremendous work involved in raising a World War II B- 25 Mitchell bomber lost during training in Lake Murray, where it remained for more than 60 years before it was recovered in 2005. For information call 898- 4952, email publicprograms@scmuseum.org or visit www.southcarolinastatemuseum. org.
-BOOKS Friends of the Richland County Public Library will host best-selling historical fiction author Jacquelyn Cook September 14, 3 pm in the Bostick Auditorium of the Main Library. 929-3475.

-CHURCH/CHARITY SC United Methodist Conference Youth Choir in concert September 14, 8:45 am and 11 am at Ashland United Methodist Church, 2600 Ashland Road. 798-5350.

First Presbyterian Church continues with its Wednesdays at First Lunch service in Jackson Hall. Lunch 11:30 am- 12:20 pm followed by a speaker and ending at 12:50 pm. Hot meal $6, soup and salad bar $5. Free parking.

St. David Episcopal Church will host Barbecue for Mission on September 26, 11:30-2:30, and 27, 11:30-5:30, at the church located in northeast Columbia at 605 Polo Rd. Call 736-1147 or 609-1631 for information and take-out orders.

-DANCE/ENTERTAINMENT Learn to Square Dance beginning September 23, 7 pm - 8:30 pm at the Hugh Dimmery Memorial Center, 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columia. For more information call Craig Brandt 781-4857.

-FAMILY/KIDS EdVenture Children's Museum will host BubbleLoosa! through September 30. www.edventure.org


"Chagall for Children" will be held at EdVenture Children's Museum, Saturday, September 13 - Sunday, January 4, 2009. For more information about EdVenture, visit www.edventure.org.
Lake Murray Association Quarterly Meeting, September 23 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 6952 St. Andrews Road. 749-3888.

The Professional Women's Network meets for breakfast at Lizard's Thicket on Forest Drive the first and third Thursday of each month at 8 am. 477-6551.

 The Business Association of Columbia meets at the Summit Club Wednesdays at 7:30 am for breakfast and conversation. Contact Summers Duffie at SCANA Communications, 217-7092 or www.columbiabusiness.org

The Columbia Parkinson's Support Group will meet on the third Sunday of every month, 3 pm- 4 pm, Lexington Medical Park Auditorium. 604-0061 or www.columbiaparkinsonsupportgroup.org

West Metro Chamber of Commerce September Business After Hours will be held September 23, 5:30-7 pm at 110 Branch Road, Springdale, S.C.


Pianist Susan Starr will perform Rachmaninoff's "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini" and the USC Symphony also will perform Tchaikovsky's "Symphony No. 5" on September 23 at the Koger Center. For ticket information call 251-2222.

South Carolina Philharmonic presents Fire & Ice September 20, 7:30 pm at the Koger Center. Tickets available at www.capitoltickets.com or by phone at 251-2222.


Jonathan Whitton brings his cabaret evening Something Beautiful to Trustus Theatre Saturday, Sept. 20 at 11:15 pm.
A Navy reunion will be held for former crewmembers who served on the U.S.S. Sylvania (AKA-44 and AFS-2), September 19-21 in Wilmington, NC. Contact John D. Pierce at (616) 897-5178.

The Dorman High School class of '88 is searching for classmates for its 20- year reunion September 19- 20. dorman1988@ charter.net or call 864-578- 6761

Spring Valley High School will hold a weekend reunion for the class of 1988 October 3-4. For information visit http://sv1988.myevent.com/.

-SPORTS Ridge View High School will host the 2008 Ridge View Athletic Department Golf Tournament September 29, 12:30 pm, at Oak Hills Golf Club on Fairfield Road. The event will raise money for the RVHS Athletic Department. Contact Brian Rosefield at 983-4942 or Ridge View HS at 699-2999 x 234.

The 9th Annual Viking Golf Tournament will be held September 19, 10 am at The Country Club of South Carolina at Crickentree. Cost is $400/Team of 4, $100/individual player in advance for cart and green fees, box lunch, cook out, beverages and prizes. www.richland2.org/svh

The Richland County Recreation Commission and the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department will host the 21st annual Midlands Area Senior Games, September 22- 25. Register at www.richlandcountyrecreation.com or call 462-9995.

The Columbia Regional Sports Council is pleased to announce the Congaree Vista Grand Prix a nationally sanctioned cycling race, September 21. www.vistagrandprix.com or call 422-6831.

Sky Carolina will be hosting a tennis exhibition match featuring Tim Wilkison and Don Johnson at the Wildewood Country Club on September 16. www.skycarolina.com.

-THEATER Town Theatre opens its 90th Season with West Side Story, September 5- 27. www.towntheatre.com

Columbia Children's Theatre presents Miss Nelson is Missing, September 19- 28 at the Booker Washington Heights Cultural Arts Center. 691-4548 or visit www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com.

Columbia City Ballet will hold auditions on September 20, for performances of The Nutcracker. Auditions begin at 1 pm. 799-7605.

-TRAINING/EDUCATION Sandhills School is partnering with the SC Branch of the International Dyslexia Association and the Central Carolina Community Foundation to offer a simulation workshop where participants will have the opportunity to experience firsthand the struggles the dyslexic child goes through every day. RSVP at 695-1400.

Historic Columbia Foundation will offer its annual Moonlight Cemetery tours Monday, Sept. 15 at 8 pm and 8:30 pm. at Elmwood Cemetery, 501 Elmwood Avenue. Reservations are required. Call 803-252-7742, ext. 29 or for more information, visit HistoricColumbia.org

-Volunteer/Non-profit The S.C. Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is seeking participants for its 10th Light the Night Walk coming up in Columbia Sept. 25. www.lightthenight.org or call 731-4060.

United Way of the Midlands invites the entire community to rally together and volunteer on September 26. Register at www.uway.org/volunteer or call 758- 6987.

Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands would like volunteers age 18 and older to help answer the 24 hour Crisis Line and provide hospital accompaniment. Please apply for a position by September 19. Fall Training will be October 4, 5, 11, and 12. For times and more information, contact 790-8208 or email lee.lafontant@stsm.org

Rolling Readers, a non- profit children's literacy organization, is seeking volunteers to read aloud or tutor children. The ongoing program will be held at local schools, after school programs, shelters, children's homes and churches. If interested, contact director Darlene Paradise or Myra Chacon at 765-2555 or rollingreaderssc@bellsouth.net

Volunteers Needed for Beach Sweep/River Sweep at Congaree National Park September 20, 9 am - 12 pm. Register at 776-4396 x 0.  

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