PETS, Inc., The Carolinas Humane Society will hold its Third Annual Easter B’egg Festival Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. PETS Inc. Adoption Center, 300 Orchard Drive, West Columbia. 739-9333 or
The University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum will host the exhibit, “From Snapshot to Civic Action: Creating Healthy Environments through Community Engagement” through March 26 in McKissick Museum’s North Gallery. www.cas.sc.edu/MCKS/ or 777-2876.
Palmetto Painters, a SC Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters, will meet Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m., Green Hill Baptist Church, 1734 Augusta Road, West Columbia. www.PalmettoPainters.com or 781-2340.
Uncommon Folk Spotlights, an exhibition of traditional South Carolina folk art will open February 26, South Carolina State Museum’s Lipscomb Art Gallery. www.southcarolinastatemuseum.org
The Charleston Silver Lady, Dawn E. Corley, will present “Small Town Silver,” Saturday, February 26, Palmetto Collegiate Institute, 104 Hendrix Street, Lexington, 10 a.m.–noon and 2–4 p.m. 898-4952 or www.southcarolinastatemuseum.org
BlueChoice; HealthPlan of South Carolina’s 10th annual Women’s Health Conference will be held February 26, 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Medallion Center, 7309 Garner's Ferry Road. Registration must be made online at BlueChoiceSC.com/2011womenshealthconference. 800-327-3183, ext 25068.
Zoo Camp will be offered by Riverbanks Zoo with 25% off fees now through March 15. Zoo Camp, for children ages four to 12 will offer 10 one–week sessions, June 6 through August 12. www.riverbanks.org or 978-1113.
First annual 2011 Mentoring Summit will be held Saturday, March 12, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., C.A. Johnson High School, 2219 Barhamville Road. MentoringSummit@columbiasc.net
Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. will host its annual gala April 29, 6–9 p.m., Seventeenth Floor of the Meridian Building, Nelson Mullins. 217-6708.
The South Carolina Prayer Breakfast (also known as the Governor’s Prayer Breakfast) will be held March 9, 7:30 a.m., Radisson Hotel, Bush River Road. SCPrayerbreakfast.com or 772-6152.
Church Women of Columbia will host a World Day of Prayer program Friday March 4, Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow Street, 10 a.m.–noon.
Wednesday Night Lenten Services will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, corner of Bull and Blanding Streets, March 9 (Ash Wednesday Service), 6 p.m.; six Wednesdays in Lent, evening services, 6 p.m. www.stpaulsplayers.webs.com
Arts at Shandon presents The Shandon Players in The Crucible Friday, March 18, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 20, 4 p.m. Shandon Presbyterian Church, corner of Devine and Woodrow Streets. 771-4408 or www.shandonpres.org
Lutheran Bach Choir of South Carolina will present its annual concert 4 p.m., Sunday, March 6, Christ Chapel, campus of the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, 4201 N. Main Street. 791-4306.
Dickerson Center for Children, a local child advocacy center that helps victims of child abuse, will host its 12th Annual Mardi Gras Benefit Gala March 5, 7 p.m., Lexington Municipal Complex. 791-1511.
Spring Valley Education Foundation will host its 25th annual live and silent auction at The Members Club at WildeWood Tennis Center February 26, 6 p.m. www.supportspringvalley.org or firstname.lastname@example.org
Third Annual Red, White + Black Tie Gala, hosted by The American Red Cross of Central South Carolina will be Friday, March 4, The Medallion Center, 7 p.m. 540-1219 or www.centralscredcross.org
Spaghetti Dinner, co–sponsored by Richland County Sheriff’s Department, Saturday, March 5, 6708 Two Notch Road, Dentsville Baptist Church, noon–4 p.m. All proceeds benefit the American Heart Association. 576- 3441.
Eastover Ruritan’s Bi–Annual Oyster Roast and Boiled Shrimp will be held Saturday, April 9, 5–8 p.m., Hampton Building, State Fairgrounds. Tickets $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Tickets are limited and may be purchased from Taylor at 331-3796, Bill at 776- 3811, Gene at 353-2913 or Columbia Cleaners across from VA Hospital.
Asbury Memorial United Methodist Men’s Club Pork Bar–B–Q, Leesburg Road and Asbury Drive, will be held Saturday, March 5, noon–5 p.m., adult–$8, child–$5, eat in or drive through take out. Also BBQ available by the pound, dessert by UMC Women’s Bake Sale. 776-7237.
Blythewood Farmers Market will be held every Monday, March–October, 2–6 p.m., 171 Langford Road (front lawn of Town Hall). 754-0501 or chavousl@townofblythewoodsc. gov
Columbia North East Multiple Sclerosis Self–Help Group meets the fourth Monday of every month, 6:30–8:30 p.m., Providence Hospital NE, 120 Gateway Corporate Blvd. 316-3653 or 727-4962.
First Friday Artist Wine and Cheese Reception will be held Friday, March 4, 6–8:30 p.m., Village Artists Gallery, Village at Sandhill.
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) Columbia Chapter 87 will hold its monthly luncheon meeting Friday, March 11, 11:30 a.m., Seawells Restaurant, Rosewood Drive.
Quilting Group will be held 10 –1 p.m., Mondays, Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle. 779-1971 or www.capitalseniorcenter.com
USC Concert Choir will present “Songs for the Spirit,” St. Andrews Baptist Church, Tuesday, March 1, 7:30 p.m. 777-5369 or email@example.com
Lexington County Choral Society will present “Spicy Salsa Sounds” concert Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5, 7:30 p.m., Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church, Lexington. 359-8794 or www.LexCoChoralSoc.org
University of South Carolina Opera will present Cendrillon, a French opera based on the Cinderella fairy tale, February 25–27, 7:30 p.m., Drayton Hall stage. 777-0058.
Sterling Chamber Players concert will be held March 3, 8 p.m., cash bar 7:30 p.m., 300 Senate Street in the Vista. 252-2001 or sterlingchamberplayers.org
Covenant Classical Christian School will hold an Admissions Open House for prospective families Thursday, March 3, 7 p.m., Covenant Presbyterian Church Sanctuary, 3100 Covenant Road. 787-0225 or www.covenantcs.org
Midlands Technical College will host a Spring Open House Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., college’s Airport Campus. midlandstech.edu/openhouse or 738-8324.
5th annual Baubles & Bubbles Event to benefit Palmetto Place Children’s Emergency Shelter will be held Thursday, March 24, 6–9 p.m., Embassy Suites. baublesandbubbles.eventbrite.com
13th Annual Chili Cook–Off, hosted by the Palladium Society, will be held Saturday, February 26 , 5–8 p.m., Ellison Building on the State Fairgrounds. www.thepalladiumsociety. eventbrite.com or 252-7742 ext. 17.
Central Carolina Community Foundation will host the 17th annual Central Carolina Food & Wine Festival, Friday, April 1, 7–9:30 p.m., Medallion Center. www.yourfoundation.org or 254-5601 ext. 327.
Central Carolina Community Foundation will host the 17th annual Central Carolina Food & Wine Festival gala event Friday, April 1, The Medallion Center, 7–9:30 p.m. www.yourfoundation.org or 254-5601 ext. 327.
Festival of Flowers at Biltmore Asheville, N.C. trip will be offered by the Capital Senior Center’s Tours with Faye, April 1. 397- 4187, 779-1971 or www.capitalseniorcenter.com
Second Annual Palmetto Half Marathon, sponsored by Columbia Regional Sports Council (CRSC), will be held April 15–16, Friday, April 15, 4–8 p.m.; Saturday, April 16, 7 a.m. www.palmettohalfmarathon.com or 206-3123.
Eighth Annual March for Meals 5K Run and Walk at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will be held Saturday, March 5, beginning 7:30 a.m. Register by February 15, 252-7734, ext. 256 or www.seniorresourcesinc.org
Tennis Night in America will be held at Rawls Creek Tennis Club, Irmo, February 28, 5:30–9:30 p.m., just off Lake Murray Blvd. firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-8330.
Odyssey Golf Foundation will host its 2011 Nine Hole Youth and Adult Tournament to benefit the youth of Richland County
Saturday, March 12, 9 a.m., 1084 Langford Road, Blythewood. email@example.com or 754-8600.
Palmetto Health Foundation’s Colorectal Cancer Walk will be held March 12, 10 a.m., Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel Street. palmettohealthfoundation.org or 434-7275.
Rotary Club of Lake Murray–Irmo Foundation will host the 2011 Tour de Lake bike rally benefiting the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics and other local non–profit charitable projects Saturday, April 23, Saluda Shoals Park. www.tourdelake.com or 920-9542.
Multilevel Yoga will be held Wednesdays, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle. 779-1971 or www.capitalseniorcenter.com
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
Hospice Care of Tri–County Volunteers will sponsor a “Night at the Theatre” Wednesday, March 2. The Marvelous Wonderettes is a cotton– candy, colored non–stop pop musical blast from the past and features favorite songs from the ’50s and ’60s, 8 p.m. with doors opening at 7:30 p.m., Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter Street. 400-1177.
Arts at Shandon will present a workshop with a theater company that specializes in making the Christian message challenging and fun Saturday, February 27, 9 a.m.–noon, Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow Streety. www.shandonpres.org or fog.homestead.com
University of South Carolina TRIO Programs and partners will offer a free financial–aid workshop Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., 1400 Wheat Street, for persons interested in attending college or who are currently enrolled. www.collegegoalsc.org or 777-5127.
21st Annual SC Midlands Master Gardener Symposium, “Footprints in the Garden” will be held March 17, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Columbia Conference Center. 520-7437 or www.scmmga.org
Fundamentals of Pilates Class will be held Mondays, 10–10:30 a.m., March 7–April 11, Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle. 779- 1971 or www.capitalseniorcenter.com