-CHURCH/CHARITY First Presbyterian Church will hold lunch service each Wednesday in Jackson Hall at 1324 Marion Street. Lunch 11:30 a.m. –12:15 p.m. followed by a program until 12:50 p.m. Hot meal $6; soup and salad $5. Free parking. 799-9062.
SEED Faith Ministries Fellowship will present Annual Feast of Tabernacles “Restoring the Tabernacle of David” September 22–29, 7 p.m. nightly, Saturday at 10 a.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m., 3905 West Beltline Blvd, Ste 22. 667-4878.
Cleaves Memorial CME Church will hold the 59th anniversary of its musical choir Sunday, September 12, 2:30 p.m., 3407 Beaumont Avenue. 736-9884.
Temple Baptist Church, 806 Universal Drive, will hold a semi–annual garage sale Saturday, September 4, 7 a.m.– 1 p.m. 776-3913.
The 5 Points Wheels program of the Capital Senior Center now operates four days a week – Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Wheels is a free community transportation program for seniors and adults with disabilities. Riders must be 50+ or disabled, and must live within the grid: Sunset Drive (north) to Huger/Elmwood (west) to Rosewood (south) to Beltline (east). Disabled riders under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. email@example.com or 779-1971 ext. 17.
St. Martin’s–in–the–Fields Episcopal Church will hold its 9th annual Jazz Mass Sunday, September 12, with jazz beginning at 10:20 a.m. Experience a soulful celebration of Holy Communion with the Dick Goodwin Quintet and the St. Martin’s Choir. 5220 Clemson Avenue in Forest Acres, across from Crayton Middle School. www.stmartinsinthefields.com or 787-0392.
Brookland Baptist Church Music and Arts Department will host a workshop designed to introduce the art of creating stage presence Saturday, September 11, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 744-7909.
Driven by the Spirit Motorcycle Ministry will hold its 6th Annual Biker Sunday, September 11 and 12, 5 p.m. Saturday, Eddie B. Concert, Midland Valley 1st Church of the Nazarene, 3526 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Clearwater, SC; Sunday, 8 a.m. Aiken Technical College. www.drivenbythespirit.org
Shandon Presbyterian Church, Wednesdays at Shandon (WAS) supper and programs begin for the fall September 8 with supper 5:30–6:30 p.m., adult programming 6:30–7:15 p.m., youth Bible study 6:15–7:15 p.m., children’s programming 6–7:15 p.m. The catered supper is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12, Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow St. www.shandonpres.org or 771-4408. -DANCE Western Square Dance classes will be held starting Monday, September 13, 7 p.m., Yellow Rock Hall, 2211 Platt Springs Road, West Columbia, enter through back door and park in back. 791-9767.
Friday is Dance Night at the Capital Senior Center. Live music 7:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m., Shag, Latin, Waltz, Foxtrot, with mixers and line dances. Cost is $5. All adults welcome. Maxcy Gregg Park, 1650 Park Circle, corner of Pickens and Blossom Streets. 786-2049.
-FESTIVAL Chapin Labor Day Festival will be Saturday, September 4 through Monday, September 6 in downtown Chapin.
-FOOD Columbia’s Congaree Vista is hosting its third annual epicurean event to give the Southeast a taste of its award–winning restaurants, 2 p.m.–7 p.m., Saturday, September 25, Congaree Vista, in and around the Gervais Street corridor. www.vivalavistasc. com, www.VistaColumbia.com or 269-5946.
-HISTORICAL BungalowFest, A Tour of Earlewood Homes & Gardens will be Sunday, September 12, 1–6 p.m. beginning on the front porch of 2901 River Drive across from Reformation Lutheran Church and ending at the Surrender of Columbia Monument at Beaufort and River Drive. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the event and can be purchased at First Citizens Bank North Main Street Branch or online at earlewood.org.
History of Forest Acres, presented by Historic Columbia Foundation in partnership with the City of Forest Acres and Forest Acres Retail Merchant Association will be held Wednesdays, September 15–29, 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Forest Acres City Hall, 5205 Trenholm Road, www.HistoricColumbia.org, 252-1770, ext. 24, or email reservations@historic columbia.org.
-LIBRARY Richland County Public Library will host the Quilters of Gee’s Bend, 3 p.m. Saturday, October 2, Koger Center for the Arts, downtown Columbia. The event is free, but a ticket must be purchased and will be available beginning Tuesday, September 7. 929-3457.
-MEDICAL MedMission, under the direction of Suzanne Schwab, M.D. offers free check–ups, screenings and treatment for residents of Lexington County. Patients will also receive referrals to local community assistance programs for additional treament. Its mobile van will be at Mission of Hope, 1819 Middleton St in Cayce Thursdays, September 9 and 23, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. 530-8805.
-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.
Columbia Chapter 87 National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will hold its monthly luncheon meeting September 10, 11:30 a.m. at Seawells Restaurant, Rosewood Drive. Luncheon will be $13 per person. The meeting is open to all active and retired federal employees and guest in Lexington and Richland Counties. Bill Johnson, Owner Comfort Keepers will be guest speaker.
Palmetto Painters, a SC Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters, will meet Saturday, September 11, 10 a.m., Green Hill Baptist Church, 1734 Augusta Road, West Columbia. www.PalmettoPainters.com or 781-2340.
The Central South Carolina Chapter of ASIS International (American Society for Industrial Security) will host South Carolina’s 2010 Law Enforcement & Security Expo at the group’s meeting Thursday, September 23, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Margaret H. Miller Center, 1509 Fontaine Road. 733-2621.
Richland Democratic Women will meet September 13, 5:30 p.m., Adult Activity Center, 7494 Parklane Rd. 788-9027.
First Citizens Econ Book Club will meet 5:30–7 p.m. Tuesday, September 14; Breed Leadership Center, Columbia College. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver. Dinner free but must RSVP by noon September 13. firstname.lastname@example.org or 777-8676.
-MUSIC Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra concert will be held October 3, 5–6 p.m., Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Rd., Irmo, at “Unearth—A Celebration of Naturally Inspired Art” sponsored by Irmo–Chapin Recreation Commission. www.lmso.org or 781-8846.
GMG Music Center will hold a homeschool interest meeting for those interested in the Homeschool Music Academy Thursday, September 9, at 10 a.m., 1053 Sparkleberry Ln. Extension. 206-8939 or www.gmgmusiccenter.com.
-PETS Pawmetto Lifeline (formerly Project Pet) is offering a special promotional adoption fee to see who can get the most adoptions, basing it on the score of last fall’s Carolina–Clemson football match. Any adult orange cat’s fee is only $17 (the points scored by Clemson) and any adult black cat is only $34 (USC’s points). Come by during the special adoption hours at Pawmetto Lifeline, 6880 St. Andrews Rd. (near Irmo High School), 1 p.m.–5 p.m., every day except Wednesday through Sunday, September 12. Download application at http://www.supportprojectpet.com/site/R?i=dmAPn9wDeGy Kxl6R2zvmXw
Dine Out with The Humane Society, Monday, September 6, 6–9 p.m., Momo’s Bistro, 2930 Devine Street. Print server card off website (www.humanesc.org), and 10% of your meal cost goes to Humane Society as a donation. 783-1267 ext. 17. The Humane Society and Chi Psi Fraternity present USC Back to School Bash on Saturday, September 4, 4 p.m.–2 a.m., Art Bar in the Vista. Proceeds will benefit The Humane Society’s Spay/Neuter Clinic and Cruelty Prevention Programs. 783- 1267 ext. 17.
-REUNIONS 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 email@example.com
Lower Richland High School Classes of 1969, 1970 and 1971 reunion will be Friday, September 24, Meet & Greet at Jillian’s, 800 Gervais Street, 7 p.m.; Saturday, September 25, Dinner Dance at Leaside, 100 East Exchange Place, 6:30 p.m. – 12 p.m. $50/per person, RSVP by September 1. Make checks payable to LRHS Reunion, mail to c/o Rick Reed, 2127 Long Trail Road, Hopkins, SC 29061. 776-3252, firstname.lastname@example.org
-SCHOOL Begin now collecting items for the October 16 Recyle for Charities event at St. John Neumann school gym off Polo Rd. Details: www.stjohnneumannsc.com, scroll down/click on Recycle for Charity event.
-SPORTS Columbia Regional Sports Council will welcome the Woodcreek Classic to The Members Club at Woodcreek, Monday, September 6–12. Woodcreek, 301 Club Ridge Drive Elgin, SC 29045.
The 2nd Annual Vista Charity “Nite Owl Ride,” a unique 12–hour cycling event at night over the historic Gervais Street Bridge between Columbia and West Columbia in the heart of the Vista, will be held Friday, September 17 at 8 p.m. through Saturday, September 18 until 8 a.m., to benefit Children’s Chance, a local cancer charity that helps South Carolina children with cancer. www.niteowlride.org or 727-9662.
Palmetto Health Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Walk for Life and New 5K Race for Life will be Saturday, October 2, Finlay Park. Proceeds will benefit Palmetto Health Breast Center. Runners must register online as no paper registration option is available except for the morning of the event. palmettohealthfoundation. org or 434-7275.
-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. 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.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness, (NAMI) Mid–Carolina will host its September Family–to–Family program beginning at the VA Psychiatric Hospital Monday, September 13, 6 p.m. 376-5081.
-VOLUNTEERS Free To Breathe Midlands Lung Cancer Walk is seeking volunteers for its planning committee. Work with other lung cancer advocates to plan the festivities surrounding the 2nd Annual Free To Breathe Midlands Walk/Rally in November. 920-6913 or email@example.com
-WORKSHOPS Midlands Technical College will host Training and Human Resources Networking Expo September 17, 8 a.m.–12 p.m., MTC’s Northeast Campus. www.astdmidlands.org.
Midlands Technical College Corporate and Continuing Education will offer a one–day class in professional presentation skills, Thursday, September 16, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., MTC’s Northeast Campus. Cost $189. www.mtctraining.com or 732-0432.