2011-05-06 / Events



Fill Up the Red Truck, the third annual benefit for the Columbia Animal Mission, will be held May 14–15, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., corner of Heyward and Holly streets (2901 Heyward Street). Biscuits, Bow–Wows, and BBQ, a FIDO fundraising event featuring BBQ and music from Black Bottom Biscuits, will be held May 14, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., West Columbia Riverwalk Ampitheater. www.biscuitsandbbq.com, www.fido.petfinder.com, or www.blackbottombiscuits.com


A Magical Night in the City of Lights, with works by Rice Estate residents and local artists, will be held Friday, May 13, 6–8 p.m., Rice Estate, 100 Finley Road. 691-5727 or 691-7198.


EdVenture Children’s Museum will host The EdVenture Gala May 21, 7 p.m. 400-1152 or www.edventure.org

Ripples of Hope 2011 School House Rock! will be held Monday, May 16, 6–8:30 p.m., EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais Street. crawl@cityyear.org or 254-3349 ext. 2223. Blooming Butterflies will be on exhibit at Edventure Children’s Museum May–October. www.edventure.org or 779-3100. Clemson Extension will offer 4-H2O Pontoon Classroom for youth ages 10–12 at Lake Murray June 13–17, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Lake Murray, SCE&G Recreation Area, Lexington. 4-H2O Environmental Classroom for youth ages 11–14 at Harbison State Forest, June 27–July 1, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m., Harbison State Forest. www.clemson.edu/carolinaclear/ lcsc or 359-8515 ext. 413.


Church Women United of Columbia will hold its May Friendship Day Friday, May 6, 10:30 a.m., Zion Baptist Church, 807 Washington Street. 738-0865.

First Presbyterian Church Wednesday lunch and speaker series is held 11:30 a.m.–12:50 p.m., Jackson Hall, 1324 Marion Street. Free parking. 799-9062.


Strengthening and Empowering the 21st Century Woman will be presented May 14, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Breed Leadership Center, Columbia College, 1301 Columbia College Drive. www.crossculturalactioncouncil.org or 843-669-3354 ext. 219. First Annual BBB Business Trust Expo will be held Saturday, May 21, new S.C. State Farmers Market inside and adjacent to the T. Ashton Phillips Market Center. info@columbia.bbb.org or 800-892-3584.


Contra Dance will be held May 21, Arsenal Hill Park Building, 1800 Lincoln Street, 7–10:30 p.m. 760-5881 or www.contracola.org Greater Columbia Chapter of the U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association (USADance) will hold its twice–monthly dances Saturday, May 14 and 28, Hugh Dimmery Memorial Center (The Barn), 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia, 7:15–10:30 p.m. www.USADance.us


Congaree Riverkeeper will present River Rocks May 28, Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel Street. Music will be performed by Acoustic Syndicate, Treadmill Trackstar, Danielle Howle, Wanda Johnson, Whiskey Tango Revue, The Papa String Band, The Project, and J’Ouvert Steel Band. www.congareeriverkeeper.org 2011 Rosario Guitar Festival and Competition, hosted by the University of South Carolina School of Music, will be held May 12–15. 330-472-9939 or www.rosarioguitar festival.com 13th Annual Sculpture in the South show and sale will be held Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., and Sunday, May 15, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Azalea Park, corner of South Main Street (Hwy 17A) and West Fifth Street South, Summerville, S.C. www.sculptureinthesouth.com


Mother’s Day Brunch will be held at Seibels House & Garden, 1601 Richland Street, May 8, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. historiccolumbia.org Thrillers! Fillers! Spillers! Container Gardening Workshop will be held May 7, 9–11 a.m., Robert Mills House and Gardens, 1616 Blanding Street. historiccolumbia.org

Second Annual Pass–a–Long Plant Swap will be held at Rosewood Market, 2803 Rosewood Drive, Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m.–noon. 252-7752.


Mega–Yard Sale to Benefit Babcock Center will be held May 7, 194 Tram Road. 799-1970.

Sandhill Farmers Market will be open Tuesdays through November 22, 2–7 p.m., entrance to Clemson’s Sandhill Research and Education Center, 900 Clemson Road (across from Village at Sandhill). 699-3190, 788-5700, or www.clemson.edu/sandhill Blythewood Farmers Market will be held Mondays through October, 2–6 p.m., 171 Langford Road. 754-0501 or chavousl@ townofblythewoodsc.gov South Kilbourne Neighborhood Yard Sale will be held Saturday May 14, Valencia Ballpark, 7:30 a.m.–12 p.m.


Columbia Council of Neighborhoods will hold its annual banquet and awards ceremony Saturday, June 11, 6 p.m., Downtown Marriott Hotel, 1200 Hampton Street. 799-8241. 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.

Horrell Hill Family and Community Leaders Club meets the first Thursday of each month (except July and August), 10:30 a.m. 776-7888.

Mental Health America of South Carolina will hold its 57th Annual Meeting Friday, May 13, 9 a.m., Midlands Technical College, Room 143, Academic Center, Airport Campus. 779-5363 or www.mha-sc.org


“Sing into Spring” with the Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra will be held Sunday, May 15, 3:30 p.m., Union United Methodist Church, 7582 Woodrow Street, Irmo. 400-3540 or www.lmso.org Columbia Community Orchestra will hold a free concert Monday, May 9, 7 p.m., Redbank United Methodist Church, 2909 Old Barnwell Road. www.columbiaorchestra.com


Keep the Midlands Beautiful will host a cleanup of the Booker Washington Heights neighborhood Saturday, May 14, 9–11:30 a.m. Volunteers will meet at St. John Baptist Church, 3404 West Beltline Blvd. 733-1139.


USS NIMITZ (CVN68) Association 14th Annual Reunion will be held October 26–29, Pensacola, Florida, celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Naval Aviation. 228-243-2699, bpaschal@cableone.net, or www.ussnimitzassociation.org University High School’s Eighth All Class Reunion will be held Saturday, July 16, Seawell’s on Rosewood Drive, 6 p.m.–midnight. www.uhsreunionsite.com or 926-5886. 2011 Dreher Classes of ’46 and ’47 Reunion will be held Thursday, June 9, 1:30 p.m., 300 Senate Restaurant, 300 Senate Street. RSVP, with names and number coming, to 300 Senate at dpercival@duprecatering.co m (preferred), 748-4144, or Vista Events, 300 Senate Street, Columbia, SC 29201.


The Congaree Rapid Soccer Association will hold boys/girls U13–U18 Select Tryouts May 24–25, Northside Middle School, West Columbia. www.congareerapid.com Fit Columbia is offering a free boot camp the first Saturday of every month through October to inspire Columbians to get fit and be well, Emily Douglas Park, 2500 Wheat Street, 9 a.m. 403-4880 or getfit@fitcolumbia.com

Palmetto Health will sponsor Women’s Health in Full Bloom, Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Columbia, 1306 Hampton Street. 296-2273.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International will host its 11th annual golf tournament Monday, May 23, WoodCreek Farms Country Club, 9 a.m. astrickland@jdrf.org or 782-1477. A.C. Flora Falcon Youth Football Camp will be offered 8:30–11:30 a.m., Monday–Wednesday, June 27–29, Flora campus, open to rising third through eighth grade boys. www.acflorafootball.net or 238-9518. The 22nd Annual Bearcat Soccer Camp hosted by Brookland–Cayce HS will be held June 13–17, Granby Education Center, Cayce, 6–8 p.m. www.scsoccer.com/bcsoccer.

2nd annual Captain’s Choice Golf Tournament to benefit A.C. Flora Falcon football program will be held Saturday, May 21, teeing off at 2 p.m., lunch 12:30 p.m., Charwood Country Club, West Columbia. 238-9518 or ahowell@richlandone.org

Capital City Youth Football Association is accepting registration for players ages 7–12 and volunteers interested in coaching. www.capitalcityyouthfootball.org or 391-9698. Mission 4 Mongolia Charity Run to benefit The Children’s Place Mongolia, an orphanage located in the capital of Mongolia, hosted by KB Mirage Restoring Mongolia one sole at a time, will be held May 14, 7 a.m., Columbia’s Pivotal Fitness, 4350 St. Andrews Road. kblythemirage@yahoo.com, 719-3252, or www.kbmirage.com


Broadway and Barbeque, Workshop Theatre’s fundrais er to benefit “Building the Next Stage” Capital Campaign, will be Sunday, May 15, 5– 9 p.m., Doc’s Barbeque, 1601 Shop Road. workshoptheatre. pmailus.com or 799-6551. Tree of Life Congregation and Stage 5 Theatre in Columbia will present Theophilus North, a play based on the work of Thornton Wilder, June 9 and 11, 7:30 p.m., and June 12, 3:30 p.m., Tree of Life, North Trenholm Road. www.tolsc.org/play or 787-2182 option 11.


Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium will sponsor its fourth Rain Barrel building workshop Saturday May 21, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., Lexington County Fire Training Facility, Ball Field Road. www.clemson.edu/ carolinaclear/lcsc American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE) will host a free information session Thursday, May 12, Harbison Recreation Center, 106 Hillpine Road, 6 p.m. www.abcte.org/teach/events

Peter P. Leventis IV, a key Workers’ Compensation attorney with McKay Firm, will address association and industry leaders at the One Day Seminar being conducted by the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association May 6, 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. www.scwcea.org

Seminar to address little–known veterans benefits will be held May 7, 10 a.m., Forest Pines, 1720 Devonshire Drive. 252-3444 or http://holidaytouch.com/Veterans/aidattendance benefits.aspx

Wine and Unwind will be held Thursday, May 19, 5:30–7 p.m., Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle. 779-1971.


Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will kick off 2011 Members’ Night Series, Friday, May 20, 6–9 p.m. Admission to Members’ Night is free for Riverbanks members. www.riverbanks.org

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