2010-06-18 / Events




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 through September 5 at 1515 Main St. 799-2810.


Life Changing Ministries will hold a community bazaar Saturday, June 19, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., 928 Kennerly Road, Irmo. 786-8344.


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


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

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia will view teachings of Adyashanti the fourth Thursday of each month, 2701 Heyward Street, Classroom 6, 403-4880 or fitcolumbia@hotmail.com


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

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


Greater Columbia Chapter of the U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association (USADance) will be conducting Beginner Ballroom Dance lessons Tuesdays, 7 p.m.–8 p.m. all summer, Hugh Dimmery Memorial Center, 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia. www.USADance.us or 803-315-5445.

Dance Wordz Poetry Meets Ballet will hold 2010–2011 company auditions for ages 18 and up June 28–30, Miss Libby’s School of Dance, 155 West Wesmark Blvd., Sumter, and July 6–8 at Columbia College Godbold Center, 1301 Columbia College Dr., Columbia. Requirements include headshot, pointes shoes, resume, and dance pictures. RSVP dancewordzproduction@yahoo.com or visit www.dancewordz.com


The 23rd Annual 4th of July Celebration on Lake Murray will be Saturday, July 3. Festivities are listed at http://www.lakemurraycountry. com/events_july4.html or 781-5940 ext. -FUNDRAISERS

Pans for Cans Benefit for Harvest Hope Food Bank will be June 19, 2–6 p.m., Rusty Anchor Restaurant, 1925 Johnson Marina Road, Chapin. www.harvesthope.org 749-1555.

Project Pet is hosting its first Mr. Canine Carolina Pageant June 23, 7 p.m. at Jillian’s in the Vista. 407-0991 or www.projectpet.com.


Main Street Marketplace will be held every Friday in 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

The University of South Carolina’s Healthy Carolina Farmers Market will be held Tuesdays through August 3, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Davis Field, between the Russell House University Union and Thomas Cooper Library. www.sc.edu/healthycarolina/, harrin@mailbox.sc.edu, or 777-0597.

The Community Farmers Market at Brookland Baptist Church, 1066 Sunset Blvd, will be open most Saturdays, from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. 463-1588 or 467-1974.


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.

Richland County Democratic Women will meet Monday, June 14, 5:30 p.m., Adult Activity Center, 7494 Parklane Road. jprueitt@att.net.


Movies in the Park, hosted by City of Columbia Parks and Recreation will be held at Finlay Park, Fridays, June 18–July 23. Movies begin at dark (between 8 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.), and are weather permitting. A rainout will be called by 5 p.m. and will be posted at the park. Prior to each movie, attendees can enjoy a variety of free entertainment beginning at 6:30 p.m. www.columbiasc.net/parksandrec or 545-3100.

AMC Entertainment (AMC) and the Autism Society will bring families affected by autism and other disabilities a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis. Toy Story 3 will be shown June 26, 10 a.m., AMC Dutch Square 14, 421 Bush River Rd., Unit 80. www.autismsociety. org/sensoryfilms


Columbia Barbershop Harmonizers, is seeking male singers. Meets Thursdays, 7 p.m., Shandon United Methodist Church, 3407 Devine St. 798-1538. The City of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation will host a Summer Concert Series each Saturday through August 7, 8 p.m.–10 p.m., at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel St. 545-3100.


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

US Navy Reunion, USS Leyte CV–32, All Ships Company, Air Groups and Marines will be September 29 through October 3, North Charleston, SC. Le Grande W. Van Wagenen, 43 Frederick Place, Parlin, NJ 08859. 732-727-5993 or email leyte1956@aol.com

Spring Valley High School Class of 1990 20th reunion will be Saturday, August 7, 6:30 to 11:30 p.m., Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street. www.SVHS90.com, email info@svhs90.com or 479-0411.

Lower Richland High School Class of 1981 is planning its 30th Year Class Reunion. Sheila Harris Jones, 695-4054.


Fortis College, Columbia’s newest college campus, will host an open house and ribbon cutting 12–2 p.m. Thursday, June 24, 246 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 101. 678-4800.


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

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

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.

Palmetto Health Baptist will offer Safe Sitters babysitting classes 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m., July 6–7 and July 13–14, Palmetto Health Baptist Auditorium, 1501 Sumter Street. The two–day course is designed for youth ages 11 to 14. 296-2273.


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


Dawn E. Corley, “The Charleston Silver Lady,” will present a series of programs on silver at the South Carolina State Museum beginning June 19, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. 898-4952, publicprograms@scmuseum. org, or southcarolinastatemuseum. org.

A.C. Moore Stores will hold age–appropriate craft workshops for children ages four and up every Wednesday through August 25, 3 p.m.–5 p.m. No reservations necessary, free while supplies last. www.acmoore.com

Carolina Encouragement Center (CEC), in partnership with Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, is offering a business training workshop to small, minority, women–owned, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, “Internet Search for Bid Opportunities,” Wednesday, June 30, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., CEC Training Center of the Gervais Professional Suites,1815 Gervais St. 931-8881.

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