Biggest Halloween Party in the City
The “Biggest Halloween Party in the City” will be held October 30, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Dutch Square Mall, 421 Bush River Road.
The City of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation invites families and friends to the many neighborhood Halloween activities and the city’s annual ghoulish bash at Dutch Square Mall. The events provide a safe environment for youth to celebrate Halloween.
October 29, Halloween Party 6–8 p.m., Edisto Discovery Park, 1914 Wiley Street, 255-8103.
October 29, Fall Festival, 4–6 p.m., Emily Douglas, 2500 Wheat Street, 733-8531.
October 29, Halloween Party 5:30– 7:30 p.m., Greenview Park 1700 David Street, 754-5223.
October 29, Halloween Drop–In, 3–5:30 p.m., Hampton Park, 1117 Brandon Avenue, 776-9082.
October 29, Halloween Party, 4–6 p.m., Heathwood Park, 800 Abelia Road, 733-8446.
October 29, Halloween Party 6–8 p.m., Hyatt Park 950 Jackson Ave. 733-8445.
October 29, Costume Contest, 5:30–6 p.m. and Haunted House, October 29, 6–8 p.m., Lorick Park, 1600 Lorick Avenue, 691-9339.
October 29, Halloween Party and Haunted House, 6–8 p.m., Martin Luther King Park, 2300 Greene Street, 733-8452. October 29, Halloween Drop–in, 4–6 p.m., Melrose Park, 150 Fairview Road, 733-8493.
October 29 , Halloween Party 6–8 p.m., Pinehurst Park, 2300 Schoolhouse Road, 733-8449.
October 29, Halloween Bash, 4–7 p.m., St. Anna Park, 1313 Liberty Hill Avenue, 733-8450. October 29, Halloween Celebration, 4–6 p.m., Sims Park, 3500 Duncan Street, 733-8451.
October 29, Halloween Party, 4–5:30 p.m., Woodland Park, 6500 Old Knight Parkway, 776-1096.
For more information about Columbia’s Parks and Recreation programs and special events, call 545-3100. -ART Annual Art Auction of Palmetto Painters, a SC Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters will be held Saturday, October 9. Preview begins 10:30 a.m., silent auction at 11:30 a.m., Green Hill Baptist Church, 1734 Augusta Road, West Columbia.
107 Ordinary Days, exhibition of 107 drawings by Stephen Chesley, will be October 28–November 9, opening reception, Thursday, October 28, 6–8 p.m., Gallery 80808, 808 Lady Street. email@example.com
-BRIDGE Columbia Regional Bridge Tournament, hosted by the Columbia Bridge Club, will be held October 18–24, Radisson Conference Center, Bush River Road. columbia.bridgeclub. org, www.mabcbridge.org, 348-0852, or 359-7434.
-CAR CARE Free Fall Car Care Inspections are being offered by Suddeth Automotive during the entire month of October, Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., 1410 North Millwood Avenue. 256-2110.
-CHILDREN Garden Chemistry Workshop will be held Saturday, October 23, 9–11 a.m., Carolina Children’s Garden, 900 Clemson Road. 459-3212, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.carolinachildrensgarden.org
-CHURCH/CHARITY Going Beyond conference will be held October 8–9, Shandon Baptist Church, 5250 Forest Drive. www.lifeway.com or 254-2022.
P.O.W.E.R to Win Conference 2010: Prayer Obedience Worship Energy Reward will be hosted by the Brookland Baptist Young Adult Ministry October 8–10, Brookland Baptist Church, 1066 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia. 843-830-5891 or 803-238-9045.
2010 Word Explosion will be held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street, October 14–16. www.kcm.org
9th Annual Health Ministry Empowerment Tour will be held Saturday, October 16, 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m., C.A. Johnson High School. www.imarawomen.com or 252-0647, registration required.
Women’s Night Out, Lexington Medical Center’s event honoring breast cancer survivors and families, will be held Tuesday, October 12, Embassy Suites Hotel. Exhibits and a silent auction begin at 5 p.m. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35. 936-8850 or www.lexmed.com
-DANCE A Father–Daughter dance will be held Saturday, October 23, 5–9 p.m., hosted by YMCA Trailblazers – part of the YMCA Indian Guides Program, Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church, Lexington. Tickets are $40 per couple and $15 for each additional daughter. 359-3376 ext. 15.
Contra Dance, sponsored by Columbia Traditional Music and Dance, will be held October 9, 7–10:30 p.m., Arsenal Hill Park Building, 1900 Lincoln Street. email@example.com, www.contracola. org, or 787-1592.
Ross Holmes Big Band Dance will be held at the Capital Senior Center, Friday, October 15, 7:30–11 p.m. 779-1971.
-FESTIVALS Rebekah’s Garden, Inc. will host a Fall Festival October 16, 9 a.m., 927 Leesburg Road. 647-1557.
Edisto Fall Festival, sponsored by the Edisto Chamber of Commerce, will be held Saturday, October 15, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. www.edistochamber.com or 843-869-3867.
Wateree River Fish Festival, sponsored by Richland County Recreation Commission, will be held Saturday, October 30, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Eastover Park, 1031 Main Street, Eastover. 353-7137.
South Carolina State Museum’s Fall Heritage Festival and Pickin’ Party will host special guest Pearl Fryar Saturday, October 9, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 898-4952 or 898-4982 or southcarolinastatemuseum.org
-FITNESS Get Fit, Get Happy Senior Wellness Expo will be held Thursday, October 14, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center, off Two Notch at 306 Flora Drive. 787-2023.
Pilates Fundamentals Class will be held at the Capital Senior Center Thursday, October 14, 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. 779-1971.
-FOOD The 26th Annual Low Country Shrimp Boil, hosted by MIRCI (Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc.), will be held October 21, 5–7 p.m., MIRCI offices, 3809 Rosewood Drive, to raise money for MIRCI’s homeless programs. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased by calling 786-1844. Autumn Auction Dinner Buffet with speaker USC sport’s star Bobby Bryant, will be held Tuesday, October 26, 6:30 p.m., Seawell’s, 1125 Rosewood Drive. 520-4031.
-FUNDRAISER Connect for the Cause Yoga–Thon, hosted by Amsa Yoga, will be held Saturday, October 16, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., 140 Pelham Drive next to Woodhill Mall, to raise funds to provide free yoga classes for women cancer survivors. www.thelibbyrossfoundation.com
-GARAGE SALE Columbia Pastoral Counseling Center’s Second Annual Garage Sale, will be Saturday, October 16, 7:30 a.m.–noon, Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow Street. www.shandonpres.org or 771-4408.
-HALLOWEEN Riverbanks Boo at the Zoo will open Friday, October 15, and run nightly October 15–17 and October 22–30, 6–9 p.m. nightly. www.riverbanks.org
-LIBRARY Richland County Public Library’s Teen Idol, a vocal competition just for teens, will be held 6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 28, Bostick Auditorium, RCPL, 1431 Assembly Street. 929-3434 or www.myRCPL.com/teen
-LITERACY Reach Out and Read–South Carolina will host the 6th annual Read and Romp Family Benefit Event Sunday, October 10, 1–4 p.m., SC State Museum. 434-2523, toll free 877-367-8839 or www.reachoutandreadsc.org
Literacy Summit, hosted by Central Carolina Community Foundation, will be held Saturday, October 16, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Richland County Public Library, 1431 Assembly Street. www.yourfoundation.org.
-MEETINGS North Main Columbia Business Association holds Coffee Talk Thursday mornings 7:30–9:30 a.m., NCBA office, 2965 Main Street.
Millwood Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will meet Sunday, October 10, 2–4 p.m., Spring Valley Country Club house, 300 Spring Valley Road. 783-0239.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a weight loss program, meets Fridays at the Capital Senior Center, 10:30 a.m. 779-1971.
Richland Democratic Women will meet Monday, October 11, 5:30 p.m., Adult Activity Center, 7494 Parklane Road. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Renaissance Foundation will host its inaugural “Passing the Torch” awards gala October 15, with a reception at 6 p.m. and the gala at 7 p.m., Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Tickets are $50 per person. 733-5634, or www.renaissancefoundationsc.org
-MUSIC Arts at Shandon presents Matthew Jones on xylophone with friends, Friday, October 22, 7:30 p.m. 607 Woodrow Street. www.shandonpres.org or 771-4408.
Music at Mills, sponsored by Historic Columbia Foundation and the Palmetto Opera, will be held October 14. Gates open 6 p.m., performance 7 p.m., Robert Mills House Grounds, 1616 Blanding Street. Admission $35 in advance, $40 at the gate. 252-1770, ext. 24, email@example.com, or www.HistoricColumbia.org
Reid’s Rock’n on the Raceway concert series, presented by The West Metro Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center, will be held every Friday in October, 7–10 p.m., Historic Columbia Speedway, 2001 Charleston Hwy., Cayce. www.rocknontheraceway.com
Bill's Pickin’ Parlor will host the Larry Stephens Band Saturday, October 16, 8 p.m., Bill's listening room in the rear of his store, 710 Meeting Street. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. 796-6477 or www.billsmusicshop.com
-OUTDOORS The 17th Edition of the Women’s Outdoor Recreation Retreat, sponsored by the South Carolina Wildlife Federation, will be October 8–10, Hickory Knob State Park near McCormick, S.C. www.scwf.org or 256-0670.
-PETS Howlin’ for Halloween, Half–Price Cat Spays. For the month of October, The Humane Society is offering half price ($20) spay surgeries for female cats. Cat must be three months–seven years old and weigh a minimum of three pounds. Rabies and distemper vaccines are required for surgery. Application online www.humanesc.org, or come by office at 121 Humane Lane.
-REUNIONS Ft. Jackson 2010 Prior Landowners Reunion will be held October 16, 9 a.m., McCrady Army National Guard Training Center, Ft. Jackson, 5405 Leesburg Rd, Eastover. First Annual Kingville Reunion will be held Saturday, October 9, 10 a.m.–10 p.m., Wilson’s Lakehouse, 1029B George Wilson Blvd., Gadsden.
1980 Spring Valley/Richland Northeast 30–year reunion will be held at Holiday Inn NE, November 5–6. Checks payable to John Hudgens, 1305 Greenhill Road, Columbia, SC 29206. More information on classmates.com or facebook.com
Columbia High School Class of 1947 will have a Luncheon Reunion Thursday, October 14, noon, 300 Senate Street. Lunch will be casual, order from the menu. 772-4973 or 786-2049.
-SPORTS Swing For the Kids Charity Golf Tournament will be held Friday, October 22, Cobblestone Park Golf Club to benefit Epworth Children’s Home Early Intervention Center, sponsored by AMA & MSA student organizations of USC School of Medicine. Tee–off begins at 1:30 p.m. BBQ buffet dinner and silent auction, 6:30 p.m. http://msa.webhop.org/golf or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Palmetto Cycling Coalition will host a bicycling skills course Saturday, October 9, 8:30 a.m., 2500 Devine Street. 445-1099.
5th Annual Columbia Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association (CPAAA) Golf Tournament will be held Tuesday, October 26, The Club at Rawls Creek, 2121 Lake Murray Blvd. to benefit CCPAAA’s Scholarship and Medical Assistance Fund. 781-6094.
-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.
Wee Remember, a support group sponsored by Palmetto Health Baptist, for parents grieving a pregnancy loss or early infant loss, meets 6:30–8 p.m., the fourth Tuesday of each month, Palmetto Health Baptist’s Pastoral Counseling Seminar Room. 296-5636.
-TEENS Prom GOWNarama! Want to get a new dress but you have a closet full of old dresses? Sell them at GOWNarama Sunday, October 10, 1–5 p.m., Radisson Hotel Columbia & Conference Center, I-20 & Bush River Rd. www.GOWNarama.com
-WALKS Hearts and Hands Forever Walk, sponsored by Palmetto Health Baptist and Palmetto Health Richland, will be held 3–4:30 p.m., Saturday, October 10, Riverfront Park. In case of rain, the event will be held in Palmetto Health Baptist Auditorium, 1501 Sumter Street, first floor. 296-5636.
Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence will be held Saturday, October 9, registration begins at 8 a.m., the walk begins at 9 a.m., Finlay Park (930 Laurel Street). email@example.com, www.columbiasc.net, or 545-4418.
Community Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, sponsored by Richland County Recreation Commission, will be held Saturday, October 16, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Caughman Road Park, 2800 Trotter Road, Hopkins. 783-0400.
Buddy Walk, the annual celebration of people with Down syndrome, will be held Sunday, October 17, 1–4:30 p.m., Saluda Shoals Park. 252-0914 or www.firstgiving.com/bwcolumbia
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation ( JDRF) Palmetto Chapter will say Boo to Diabetes at their annual Walk to Cure Diabetes, Sunday, October 31, Colonial Life Arena. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m., the walk begins at 2 p.m. www.jdrfpalmetto. org or 782-1477.
-WORKSHOPS South Carolina Midlands Master Gardeners (SCMMGA) will present the following programs during the month of October: Wednesday, October 13, Irmo Branch Library, St. Andrews Road, Irmo, topic, Trees and Shrubs; Thursday, October 21, Cayce/West Columbia Library, West Columbia, topic, Trees and Shrubs; Tuesday, October 26, Lexington Main Library, Lexington, topic, Composting.
Good Grieving: Strategies for Coping with Loss will be presented by Rev. Charles Pollock, Hospice Staff Chaplin for Palmetto Health and board member of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of South Carolina, at the Alliance’s annual meeting October 10, 3–5 p.m., Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle 787-2979 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Techniques, Technology, and To–Do’s, a free how–to program providing solutions to lowering energy costs at home and in the office, will be held Monday, October 18, 6–7:30 p.m., 701 Whaley Street, Olympia Room, Second Floor. ryan@sustainablemidlands. org
The Many Faces of Dementia, a two hour free program, sponsored by Heartstrings Hospice and Comfortkeepers, will be held at the Haven Tuesday, October 19, 6–8 p.m. 788-4633.