2010-05-28 / Events


-ART The Village Artist Gallery will host Go Figure, N.E. Columbia artists group, Monday evenings, 6:30 p.m., Village at Sandhill. 699-8886.

The Columbia Museum of Art will present Innovation and Change: Great Ceramics from the Ceramic Research Center May 28–September 5 at 1515 Main St. 799-2810.

Palmetto Painters, a SC Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters, will host its monthly meeting June 12, 10 a.m., Green Hill Baptist Church, 1734 Augusta Road. 781-2340.

Village Artists will present its First Friday Exhibit June 4, 6 p.m.–8:30 p.m., 631-8 Promenade Place. villageartists@villageatsandhill.com

The Columbia Museum of Art will not be open on Tuesdays 11 a.m.–5 p.m., 1515 Main St. columbiamuseum.org

-BOOKS Clair Cook will host her Reinvention Workshop and book signing June 17, 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m., in the Russell House Theatre at the University of South Carolina. 777-5400.

-CAMPS South Carolina State Museum will celebrate the beginning of summer with two week–long art camps beginning June 7, for children ages 5–12. Download enrollment forms at www.southcarolinastatemuseum.org, email publicprograms@scmuseum.org or 803-898-4952.

The South Carolina Shakespeare Company will present 2010 Performance Institute Summer Camps for grades 6–12, Mays Park, 4100 Trenholm Road. www.shakespeareSC.org or 787-2273.

-CHILDREN EdVenture will host “Blue Man Group – Making Waves” June 19–September 19. www.edventure.org

Party Like a Pirate at the SC State Museum will be June 3, 7 p.m.–9 p.m. Advance tickets are $20 for the public and $18 for State Museum members. Day of event prices are $25 public, $23 museum members. www.southcarolinastatemuseum.org or 898-4937.

-CHURCH/ CHARITY First Presbyterian Church will host its Wednesday lunch and speaker series 11:30 a.m.–12:50 p.m., 1324 Marion St. 799-9062.

-COMMUNITY Richland County Recreation Commission will celebrate its 50 year anniversary June 5, Meadowlake Park. 754-6720.

The Columbia Council of Neighborhoods will host the annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony June 26, 6 p.m., 1200 Hampton Street. 799-8241.

City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department summer swim season will begin Memorial Day weekend with the opening of Maxcy Gregg and Greenview pools. 545-3100.

The Benedict–Allen CDC will host a community safety meeting on June 10, 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Cecil Tillis Center, 2111 Simpkins Lane. 705-4696.

-EVENTS National Discussion on Debt National Town Meeting will be June 26, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 11:30 a.m.–6 p.m. USABudgetDiscussion.org

-FOOD/WINE Main Street Marketplace will be held every Friday in May and June, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., corner of Main & Hampton Street. 779-4005 ext. 2042.

Forest Community Market will be held every Wednesday on the roof at Richland Mall, 3 p.m.–7 p.m. forestacressc.net

-FUNDRAISERS/AID The Eau Claire High School Alumni Association will present its 4th Annual Black Tie Weekend of Events June 11–13. www.eauclairealumni.org

-HEALTH Palmetto Health and Macy’s will sponsor Women’s Health in Full Bloom, June 5, 8:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m., at Palmetto Health Baptist’s ground-floor auditorium, 1501 Sumter St. 296-2273

-MEETINGS Columbia Parkinson’s Support Group meets the third Sunday of every month, 3 p.m.–4 p.m., Lexington Medical Park Auditorium www.columbiaparkinsonsupportgroup.org

Columbia’s Crossroads Career Network meets Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m.–10 a.m., in RM 269, Eastminster Presbyterian Church. www.crossroadscareer.org.

-MUSIC Columbia Barbershop Harmonizers, is seeking male singers. Meets Thursdays, 7 p.m., Shandon United Methodist Church, 3407 Devine St. 798-1538.

CMC Steel Rhythm on the River Concert Series will be held each Saturday, through June 12, West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater.

Palmetto Concert Bands Memorial Day Concert will be held May 31, 7:30 p.m., Koger Center for the Arts. 777-4278.

Riverbanks Zoo will host Rhythm and Blooms each Thursday in May, 6 p.m.– 9 p.m., under the Rose Garden Pavilion. www.riverbanks.org

The City of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation will host a Summer Concert Series each Saturday June 12– August 7, 8 p.m.–10 p.m., at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel St. 545-3100.

The 282nd Army Band will present a concert celebrating the Army’s 235th Birthday, June 14, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 1306 Hampton St. Columbia. Free tickets available at the Victory Travel Office, First Baptist Church, Andy’s Deli, Yesterday’s Restaurant, Carolina Ale House, CiCi's Pizza, Bi Lo Grocery Store in Sandhills, Flight Deck Restaurant, and Carolina Ale House. GMG Music Center and GMG Music Arts Afterschool Academy will hold their Annual Music Celebration Concert Saturday, June 5, 2 p.m. Admission is free. Asking for canned goods to be donated to Harvest Hope Food Bank.206-8939 or www.gmgmusiccenter.com.

-REUNION Dentsville High School is having an All Classes Reunion the weekend of July 16–18, Woodlands Country Club. 699-9507.

-SCHOLARSHIPS USC’s Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series is now registering academically talented rising sixth–12th graders for scholarships. 777-9444.

-SPORTS Airport High School Youth Soccer Camp will be June 7–10, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., Airport High School. smasone@lex2.org

Ridge View High School will host its Annual Youth Football Camp June 14–17, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Ridge View High School Sports Complex. 699-2999.

Brookland-Cayce High School will host the 21st Annual Bearcat Soccer Camp June 7–11, 6 p.m.–8 p.m., at Granby Education Center in Cayce. kheise@lex2.org

Columbia United YMCA will host Recreational Youth Soccer throughout the summer. www.southcarolinaunitedfc.com

Richland Northeast Baseball Camp will be held June 7–10. 477-5225.

Columbia Ultimate Disc Association will host its annual Ultimate Frisbee summer league, beginning June 7. Games are played 6:30 p.m. Mondays at Owens Field, Jim Hamilton Boulevard. Register online by June 5, www.columbiaultimate.org

Spring Valley Sports Academy will offer Softball Camp June 7–9, Baseball Camp June 7–10, Boys LaCrosse Camp June 28–July 1, Volleyball Camp June 14–17 and June 28–July 1, Football Camp June 21–24, Cheer Camp June 28–July 1, Soccer Camp July 12–15. www.springvalleysportsmedicine.com or www.richland2.org/schools/svh/

-SUPPORT GROUP NAMI Mid–Carolina, The National Alliance on Mental Illness invites individuals with a mental illness to participate in Connections support groups. 733-9592.

Double Trouble, a group for mental illness and substance abuse, meets Fridays, 6:30 p.m., 427 Meeting Street, West Columbia, SC 29169. 727-4631.


The Saluda Shoals Foundation will present A Midsummer

Night’s Dream May 28–30, 7:30 p.m., Environmental Education Center Outdoor Deck, Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road. www.saludashoalsfoundation.org

-TRAINING/ EDUCATION Palmetto Health will host RealiTeen June 4, 8 a.m.– 3 p.m., at Dreher High School, 3319 Millwood Avenue. 296-2273.

The South Carolina Bar Ask–A–Lawyer program will be held May 25, 5 pm–7:30 p.m., on WLTX. 647-0299.

Capital Senior Center will offer Water Aerobics, beginning Monday, June 7, Shallow Water: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–10:45 a.m.; Walking: 10: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:45 a.m.–11:30 a.m.; Deep Water: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 a.m.–11 a.m. 779-1971.

Capital Senior Center will offer Wine and Unwind “Why Sea Plants Have a Special Role in Protecting the Immune System,” with Dr. Jane Teas, Wednesday, June 16, 5:30 p.m. 779-1971.

Summer Recorder Institute will offer classes in The Baroque Recorder in London: Handel, Purcell, Sammartini and Friends Tuesdays, July 13, 20, 27 and August 3, 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m., Shandon United Methodist Church, 3407 Devine St. $80 Tuition (Pre–registration is required). 256-8383 ext. 113.

Frame of Mind will kick off its summer session June 3 with an indoor/outdoor show, 1500 block of Main St. 988-1065 or email frameofmind@sc.rr.com.

-VOLUNTEERS Rolling Readers, a non–profit children’s literacy organization, seeks volunteers to read aloud or tutor reading to children. 733-7323.

Turning Pages, formerly the Greater Columbia Literacy Council, seeks volunteer tutors to help adults with reading, math, English language, or computer skills. 240-2441.

The Richland County Public Library is looking for volunteers, rising fifth graders through high school students, for its Summer Volunteer Program. 929-3436.

-WALKS/HIKES Congaree National Park will offer “Big Tree Hike” May 29, 10 a.m. 776-4396 ext. 0 or www.nps.gov/cong

-WORKSHOPS Young Leaders Society Professional Development will hold Event Networking for Success featuring Chakisse Newton, June 8, registration at 5:30 p.m., program 6 p.m.–7 p.m. and a rooftop reception from 7 p.m.– 8 p.m., Nelson Mullins Meridian Building, 1320 Main Street, Columbia. Free to YLS members and $15 admission for everyone else. Register online at www.uway.org/events, contact Whitney Sousa. wsousa@uway.org, 733-5419.

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