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-ARTThe Palmetto Center for the Arts Dance Program
will present Witness: An
Evening with Vincent
Thomas, an original modern dance performance on January 23, 8 pm, and Saturday January 24, 2 pm, in the Richland School District Two Auditorium. Tickets will be $5 for adults and $3 for students, the military and senior citizens with proper ID, and will be available in the box office before the performance. 699-2800, ext. 2832.
Patrick Parise will present the program January 12, 7 pm, at the Trenholm Artist Guild meeting to be held at the Richland County Recreation Commission's Forest Lakes Park recreation center. 865-1431.
-DANCESquare Dance & Line Dance classes are held each Tuesday 7 pm- 8:30 pm at the Hugh Dimmery Memorial Center. 772-3847.
South Carolina Philharmonic presents
Dancing with the Phil at 7:30 pm on Saturday, Jan. 10 at the Koger Center. Tickets available at www.capitoltickets.com.
Arts at Shandon Annual Big Band Dance will be January 16, 7:30 pm, at Shandon Presbyterian Church. 771-4408.
All About Beer Magazine and Green's Discount Beverages present the 2009 World Beer Festival January 24 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. http://www.allaboutbeer. com/wbfcolumbia
-EXPOPalmetto Health's PrimeTimes will sponsor A Grand Affair, an exposition of products and services for older adults, on January 15, 8:30 am- 3:30 pm, at the Americraft- Cantey Building on the State Fairgrounds. 296-5978.
-Family Family Night at EdVenture will be January 13, 5 pm- 8 pm. Admission is $1 per person. www.edventure.org
-MEETINGSCapital Senior's monthly lecture series Wine & Unwind returns January 21, 5:30 pm, with the topic:
Palmetto Painters, a SC Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters, will hold its monthly meeting January 10, 10 am, at the Cayce- West Columbia Branch of the Lexington County Library. www.palmettopainters.com
Columbia Chapter 87 of NARFE will hold its monthly luncheon meeting January 9, 11:30 am, at Seawells Restaurant. email@example.com
-MUSICPennyworths will perform January 21, 6:30 pm, at Shandon Presbyterian, corner of Woodrow and Devine Streets. 771-4408.
The Greater Columbia Children's Choir will hold auditions for all ensembles (kids grades 3- 12) January 3, 2 pm- 4 pm, at the First Presbyterian Church. 776- 0544 or 462-0126.
-SPORTSPre- Season High School Tennis Camp will be January 12- 15, 4 pm- 6 pm. Cost for the camp is $120. Camp location will be at the tennis courts at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School. 790-4276.
Auditions for Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra are being held by appointment. Players needed for all five string sections. Limited openings in winds and brass. www.lmso.org or call 359-4929.
-TRAINING/EDUCATIONCore Four Business Planning will be held January 6, 13, 20, and 27. Pre- registration deadline December 30. www.scwbc.org
The Shepherd's Center of Columbia will begin its winter session January 7- March 12 at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church. Fee is $25 per semester. 779-4449. South Carolina State Housing will host a FREE Home Buyer seminar January 17, 4 pm, at 6903 St. Andrews Rd. 467-0772.
The University of South Carolina's String Project will hold spring registration beginning January 13 for third- and fourth- grade students interested in learning to play a stringed instrument. The cost, which covers materials for the 12- week semester, is $80 for students. Participants must provide instruments. 777-9568.
Team Oana Investment Advisors to host The Year Ahead in the Economy - How to Manage the Market Volatility on January 10, 10:09 am- 11:39 am, at the Laurel Crest Activity Center. 343-3343.