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2011-06-24 / Events

Events

ART

City of Columbia Arts Center and Backman Gallery will feature a One Woman Show by West Columbia artist, Constance Reid Cashwell through June 30, 1932 Calhoun Street. 545-3093.

The Toy Republic and The Dream Life of Broken Toys by Dianna Farfan exhibit will be at 701 Center for Contemporary Art, 701 Whaley Street, Second Floor, through July 31. 779-4571 or www.701cca.org

Palmetto Painters, a SC Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters, will meet Saturday, July 9, 10 a.m., Green Hills Baptist Church, 1734 Augusta Road, West Columbia. 781-2340 or www.PalmettoPainters.com.

“Under an August Moon” will be on exhibit at University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum through August 19, South Gallery with the 17th annual gala art sale Friday, August 19, 7:30-10 p.m. 777-7251 or www.cas.sc.edu/mcks/

Tapp’s Arts Center, 1644 Main Street, will host PIENSA: Art Company’s Heavy Feather Falls comic book release party to benefit the Red Cross Japanese Tsunami Relief Fund 6 p.m., Saturday, June 25. kwalker@kawcommunications.com or 250-5292.

AWARDS

IT-oLogy is calling for nominations for the inaugural IT in Manufacturing Award, to be presented at the Silver Crescent Foundation’s 2011 Salute to Manufacturing Awards Luncheon to be held September 22, Carolina First Center, Greenville. www.IT-oLogy.org or 354-5735.

BOOKS

Book Fair for “Already Enjoyed” books will be held Thursday, June 30, 4-7 p.m., Cecil Tillis Center, 2111 Simpkins Lane. 553-1814.

CHILDREN/FAMILY

Mad Science of Columbia returns to the State Museum with science camps for children ages five-12, through August 12. 739-2122 or www.madscience.com/columbia.

Family Day Activities, sponsored by Historic Columbia Foundation, will be held at the Hampton-Preston Mansion Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m.-noon, 1615 Blanding Street. www.HistoricColumbia.org or 252-1770, ext. 36.

Jubilee: Festival of Heritage Poster Contest, sponsored by the Historic Columbia Foundation, is now accepting entries. Children kindergarten-eighth grade are invited to create a poster based on a topic from the recent citywide reading initiative, One Book, One Columbia and the book Having Our Say, the Delaney Sisters First 100 Years by Amy Hearth. Deadline for entry is Tuesday, August 23, 5 p.m. 252-1770, ext. 36 or www.HistoricColumbia.org.

CHURCH/CHARITY

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.

Zarephath Life and Dream Global Center, 1823 Gregg Street, will hold a cookout at Lake Murray (Shelter A) with Zarephath & partner churches Sunday, July 31, 2-5 p.m. 212-7056, 443-2160, or www.zarephathdreamcenter.com.

Reid Chapel A.M.E. Church, 704 Gabriel Street, will host its Women’s Jubilee Conference Saturday, June 25, 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Shekinah Glory Family Care Ministries will host Vacation Bible School June 27-July 1, 6 p.m., 2500 Decker Boulevard (inside the Decker Mall). 926-0826.

Local community leaders plan a 9-11 memorial service Sunday, September 11. Heroes and victims of the 2001 terrorist attack on America will be honored at the Sunday morning service at the Riverwalk Amphitheater near the Gervais Street Bridge in West Columbia, 7:30 a.m. Volunteers needed to work or sing. 794-3200.

Her Excellency Madame Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, first and only female president on the continent of Africa, President of the Republic of Liberia, West Africa will speak at the investiture service for the Right Reverend David R. Daniels, Jr., first elected and consecrated Bishop from West Africa born in Liberia, as President of the Council of Bishops at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street, Monday, June 27, 7 p.m. danielsinvestiture2011@gmail.com or 238-9490.

DANCE

The Greater Columbia Chapter of the U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association (USADance) will hold its twice-monthly dances Saturday, July 9 and 23, Hugh Dimmery Memorial Center (The Barn), 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia, 7:15 to 10:30 p.m. www.USADance.us

FUNDRAISERS

RE: Boutique, a unique shopping event, will be held Saturday, June 25, Activity Center, Virginia Wingard Memorial United Methodist Church, 1500 Broad River Road, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Bead For Life project in Uganda and Epworth Children’s Home in Columbia. 772-0794 or www.virginiawingardumc.com.

Lower Richland Ruritan Fish Fry & Yellow Grits Fundraiser will be held Saturday, June 25, 4-7 p.m., Rabbit Run at the LR Ruritan Clubhouse behind LR High School. Please purchase tickets at Columbia Cleaners or call Pam at 776-5033 or 771-0219.

 FATZ will host a pancake breakfast at the Wall Street restaurant in Camden June 25, to benefit Camden Kershaw Youth Council NAACP, 7:30 – 10:30 a.m.

LIBRARY

Spurrier’s SEC East Division Champions will take the field at the Richland County Public Library for Pigskin Poets 11 a.m., Friday, July 15, Bostick Auditorium, Main Library, 1431 Assembly Street. 929-3434 or www.myRCPL.com.

MARKETS/SALES

Blythewood Farmers Market will be held Mondays through October, 2-6 p.m., 171 Langford Road. 754-0501 or chavousl@townofblythewoodsc.gov.

Main Street Marketplace will be held Fridays during June, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., in front of the Columbia Museum of Art, corner of Hampton and Main streets. la@cartertodd.com or 779-4005, ext. 2040.

Community Farmers Market at Brookland Baptist Church, 1066 Sunset Blvd., will be open most Fridays, 1-7 p.m. 463-1588 or 467-1974.

Seeds of Hope Farmers’ Market will be held at the Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle, Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 779-1971 or www.capitalseniorcenter.com.

Sandhill Farmers Market will celebrate Independence Day Tuesday, June 28, 2-7 p.m., across from the Village at Sandhill, 900 Clemson Road. 788-5700, 699-3190, or www.clemson.edu/sandhill.

MEETINGS

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.

MOVIES

Movies in the Park, sponsored by City of Columbia Parks and Recreation, will be held Friday nights beginning at dark through July 22, Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street. June 24, Dr. Doolittle: Tail to the Chief; July 1, Horton Hears A Who; July 8, Ice Age: The Meltdown; July 15, Nim’s Island; July 22, Space Chimps 2. www.columbiasc.net/parksandrec or 545-3100.

MUSIC

Summer Concert Line–up at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street, 8 p.m. each Saturday, includes June 25, Second Nature; July 2, The Entertainers; July 9, The Latin Connection; July 16, Terence Young; July 23, Coolie G & Lion Soul; July 30, Soul Unique. 545-3100.

USC Summer I Choruswill presentBrahms’ Requiemin two performances in the School of Music Recital Hall Sunday, June 26, 4 p.m. and Tuesday, June 28, 7:30 p.m. 777-5369.

South Carolina Festival of Flowers will present an evening of bluegrass featuring J.D Crowe and The New South, Don Rigsby and Midnight Call, and Volume Five Saturday, June 25, 6 p.m., Greenwood, SC, downtown on the square, Main Street, The County Bank Plaza.

Glee Week Camp for students entering grades 7-12 to learn vocal technique, choreography, and stage presence, will be held July 11-15 and/or July 18-22, Midlands Technical College Harbison Theatre, 7300 College Street, Irmo. Students will form their own Glee Club and perform for family and fans on Friday night. Two other camp courses are also being offered each week: Improv Power and Guerilla Filmmaking. www.mtctraining.com or call 732-0432.

REUNIONS

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.

A.C. Flora High School Class of 1971 40th Reunion will be held August 6, 7–11 p.m., Forest Lake Club, 340 Country Club Drive. flora.reunion71@gmail.com.

Multi-Class Reunion will be held for anyone who graduated from Brookland-Cayce High School before 1980 11 a.m.-3 p.m, Saturday, July 16, Brookland-Cayce High School cafeteria. Please bring your own lunch. There is no charge for the reunion, although donations will be accepted for the Brookland Cayce High School Education Foundation. If rooms are needed for overnight lodging, the official hotel for the reunion is the Hilton Columbia Center downtown in the Vista.

SPORTS/FITNESS

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.

Capital City Youth Football Association is accepting registration for players ages 7-12 and volunteers interested in coaching. www.capitalcityyouthfootball.org or 391-9698.

Alpha Phi Alpha will sponsor a 5K Race/Walk Saturday, June 26 to benefit The American Diabetes Association. The race & walk will begin at 8 a.m. on Preston Street at Santee Avenue. 2200 block of Santee Ave. (between Lee St. and Heidt St.) will be closed from 7 a.m.-10 a.m. to allow for setup.

Citywide Adult Basketball Leagues are scheduled throughout the year for ages 18 years and above. Teams will play an eight to 10 game regular season and a tournament. Awards are presented to the regular season and tournament champions. Men’s Basketball registration through July 1; league play begins July 12; registration fee $300. Women’s Basketball registration through July 1; league play begins July 12; registration fee $225. 545-3100.

Tomato Open Golf Tournament Party and Live Auction will be held Friday, June 24, Plantation Course at Edisto. 843-869-1111.

GCEAF/Chick-fil-A Classic, 2nd Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held Monday, June 27, Columbia Country Club, 135 Columbia Club Drive West, Blythewood. adcoach49@yahoo.com

SUPPORT GROUPS

National Alliance on Mental Illness Mid–Carolina offers the following Family Support and Connection Support Groups: Dorn VA Hospital, Garners Ferry Road, Building 106, A-201, Mondays, noon; St Stephens Lutheran Church, 119 N Church Street, Lexington, Mondays 6-7:30 p.m.; Trenholm Road United Methodist Church, 3401 Trenholm Road, Tuesdays (except second Tuesday), 6 p.m.; Dorn VA Hospital, Garners Ferry Road, Building 106, A-201, Wednesdays, 3 p,.m.; Redeemer Lutheran Church, 525 St Andrews Road, Thursdays 6-7:30 p.m. 206-2916 or www.namimidcarolina@namisc.org.

Support Group for Caregivers is held at The Waterford third Tuesday of each month, 1-2 p.m., 9370 Windsor Lake Blvd. 699- 1121.

TEENS

“Prime Time in the Parks,” a late night teen recreation program, will be held each Friday, 8-11 p.m. through August 12. Three of the City’s recreation centers will open after hours to provide a safe and fun alternative for Columbia’s youth, Hyatt Park, 950 Jackson Street; Martin Luther King Park, 2300 Greene Street; and Greenview Park, 6700 David Street. www.columbiasc.net or 545-3100.

WORKSHOPS

Hospice Care of Tri-County will sponsor an educational event Tuesday, June 28 with Dr. Henry J. Marion from Lexington Family Practice Northeast presenting “Providing the Best Care for Someone with Diabetes, Obesity or Both,” 2-3 p.m., Cecil A. Tillis Center, 2111 Simpkins Lane. Register by Friday, June 24, 461-5059 or fax 749-7930.

S.C. Barbeque Association will conduct a class to train new barbeque judges Saturday, July 9, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bull Street, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lhigh1@sc.rr.com or www.scbarbeque.com.

ZOO

Brew at the Zoo tickets are on sale now; the event will be held at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden Saturday, August 6, 7-9:30 p.m. www.riverbanks.org

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