2011-10-21 / Events


Annual Trunk or Treat fun will be held at Ashland United Methodist Church, October 30, 4-6 p.m., 2600 Ashland Road. 798-5350, ext. 14.

Party Animals Haunted Hotel, hosted by Animal Mission, will be held October 28, Clarion Town House Hotel, Gervais Street, 7:30 p.m. www.animalmission.org or 422-8713.

Caughman Road Park will host its 28th Annual Halloween Carnival Friday, October 21, 6-8 p.m. 783-0400.

Halloween Celebration at Sandhill Farmers Market will be held Tuesday, October 25, 2-6 p.m. Trick or Treat the vendors; 2:30-5 p.m. pumpkin and gourd painting (available from vendors) for kids with Tim Nafziger; 4:30 p.m. costume contest: Ages 0-3, 4-6, and 7-11, 900 Clemson Road. 788-5700 or 699-3190.

EdVenture will host its 2nd annual Beakers & Broomsticks celebration Saturday, October 29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. www.edventure.org or 779-3100.


Pets Inc.’s Dog’Tober Festival will be held October 29, 10 a.m., Pets Inc adoption center 300 Orchard Drive, West Columbia, to raise funds for the adoption center and the work it does for animals in the community.

Animal Protection League of South Carolina’s annual benefit auction will be held Saturday, November 5, 6-10 p.m. Medallion Center, 7309 Garners Ferry Road. 603-5443 or www.aplsc.org.


The Spann Watson Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. will host an appreciation banquet for outstanding military women on Saturday, November 5, Fort Jackson Non-Commission Officer’s Club, 6 p.m. 783-0388 or rosebud142@gmail.com.


Wanted: 1,200 Black Women in Church Hats to be featured in a new book. Nominate a deserving female to be inducted into the National Hall of Fame for Black Women Who Wear Hats to Church to be held November 13. Nominations taken until October 28. 803-765-6050, 267-663-9003, 843-423-1684, or christophersoriginals@yahoo.com


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.

Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church will hold its annual fall festival October 22 beginning at 8 a.m. Register for 5K run/walk or 1K run/walk at www.strictlyrunning.com or in person at Strictly Running, Harden Street.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church will host its second annual Oktoberfest Celebration Saturday, October 29, 5-8:00 p.m. Craft fair will begin at 3 p.m., 10000 Broad River Road, Irmo. 781-399 or www.bethlehemirmo.org.

Women’s Ministry of Bethlethem Baptist Church of Columbia, Inc., 1218 Lyon Street will present A Diamond Anniversary Celebration, “Women on a Mission for God” at Eau Claire High School Theater, 4800 Monticello Road, October 22, 7 p.m. 254-5651 or 786-2747.

Author and speaker Tony Nolan will speak at Northside Baptist Church October 23, 9:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m., and 6 p.m., 4347 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington. 461-0093.

Our Lady of the Hills' Knights of Columbus Council 6892 will hold a community wide Operation H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Everyday) breakfast Saturday October 29, Fatz Cafe, 7420 Broad River Road, Irmo, 7:30-10:30 a.m. 960-8785.

S.C. Bar Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Voices Against Violence Committee is collecting personal care items for its 2011 Necessities and Paper Products Drive. Items will be donated to various domestic violence shelters throughout the state. Volunteers are collecting and distributing personal care items through November 1-14. Items needed include paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, office paper, canned goods and other food items, powder laundry detergent, cleaning products, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other personal care items. Items can be dropped off locally at any of the following collection sites: S.C. Attorney General’s Office, 1000 Assembly St., Rm. 519; S.C. Bar, 950 Taylor St., 3rd Floor; Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC, 1310 Gadsden St.; Turner, Padget, Graham & Laney, PA, 1901 Main St., 17th Floor. mb@chacity.org or 843-805-3294.

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 900 Calhoun Street, will sponsor its 4th Annual Alternative Gift Fair Saturday, November 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 765-1519 or www.sainttimothyscolumbia.com.


Greater Columbia Chapter of the U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association (USADance) will hold its twice-monthly dances Saturday, October 22, Hugh Dimmery Memorial Center (The Barn), 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia, 7:15-10:30 p.m. www.USADance.us or 315-5445.

USC Dance Company will present Architects of Dance November 10-11, Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene Street, 7:30 p.m. 777- 5112, 251-2222 or www.cas.sc.edu/dance

USC Dance Company will present Polaroid Stories November 11- 19, Longstreet Theatre, 1300 Greene Street, 8 p.m., Wednesday-Friday; 7 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. 777-9353 or www.cas.sc.edu/dance

USC Dance Company will present Romeo and Juliet November 17- 20, Lab Theatre, 1400 Wheat Street, 8 p.m., 777-9353 or www.cas.sc.edu/dance

The Contemporaries, a membership affiliate group of the Columbia Museum of Art will host its sixth annual Black and White Ball: The British are Coming Friday, October 28, 8 p.m.-midnight at the Museum. www.columbiacontemporaries.com

Richland County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will present its 2nd Annual High School Step Show October 29, W.J. Keenan High School, 6 p.m. Admission $8 adults, $5 students with canned goods or toys that will be donated to Harvest Hope and Toys for Tots. 786-7796.


Fall at the Creek will be held Saturday, October 22, 9 a.m., Mill Creek Greenhouses, 2324 Leesburg Road.

9th Annual Lake Carolina Wine & Food Festival will be held Saturday, October 22, 1- 5 p.m., Lake Carolina Village Green, 100 Lake Carolina Boulevard. www.LakeCarolinaWineandFood.com.

Historic Columbia Foundation will host a community celebration November 13, noon-4 p.m. in honor of its 50th Anniversary. An Afternoon of Food, Fashion and Fun will include debut of new exhibit at Robert Mills House, street fair along Blanding Street, tours of each of historic house museums, scavenger hunt, magician, cake walk, and old fashion games, demonstration artists, a magician and the Columbia Baroque Soloists, time capsule, and more. www.historiccolumbia.org.


Asbury Men’s Club Chicken BBQ will be held Saturday, October 22, noon-5 p.m. Adults: $8; children: $4, eat in or take out. Corner of Leesburg Road and Asbury Drive, next to Greenlawn Cemetery. Price includes 1/2 chicken (1/4 for child), cole slaw, baked beans, and drink.

Keepin’ It Real Ministries (a ministry for the homeless in Columbia) will host its 5th Annual Thanksgiving Bash Sunday, November 13, 3 p.m., Finlay Park. Volunteers are needed to help prepare food items for a meal to serve 400-500 people. Donations are gratefully accepted at the office of U-Haul Moving & Storage, 1037 Elmwood Avenue. 406-0724, jmaybin123@yahoo.com, or visit Facebook at Keepin' It Real Ministries - Columbia SC.

Eastover Ruritan Semi Annual Oyster Roast and Shrimp Boil will be held November 5, 5-8 p.m. Hampton Building at the Fairground. Tickets are $25 each in advance and $30 at the door. 776-3811 or 353-2913.

Columbia Ducks Unlimited will hold its annual dinner and conservation banquet Thursday, November 3, 7 p.m., 701 Whaley Street. 422-5708 or ansel.bunch@cbresc.com


Columbia Museum of Art Contemporaries will host the 6th annual Black and White Ball: The British are Coming Friday, October 28. columbiamuseum.org or 343-2197.

Eau Claire Cooperative Health Centers will celebrate 30 years of providing health care service in the Midlands at a gala October 28, 6:30 p.m., 701 Whaley Street. 733-5969, ext. 4160 or ehundley@ecchc.org.

22nd Annual Midlands Heart Ball will be held February 18, 2012, 6-11 p.m., Township Auditorium. 806-3091 or www.heart.org/midlandsscheartball.

Palmetto Health Foundation’s Salute the Senses, to benefit Palmetto Health Hospice and Palliative Care and celebrate National Hospice Month, will be held Tuesday, November 1, 6-8 p.m., Township Auditorium lobby. This event will offer a well-rounded cultural experience, from the sounds of beautiful music and the visual appeal of artwork to the aroma of bountiful wines and tantalizing culinary delights. palmettohealthfoundation.org or 296-2330.


Midlands Job Fair, sponsored by Midlands Workforce Development Board, will be held Saturday, November 5, 10 a.m., Richland Mall, 3400 Forest Drive. www.midlandsonestop.org/workshops.


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

Sandhill Farmers Market is open every Tuesday through November 22, 2-7 p.m., at the entrance to Clemson’s Sandhill Research and Education Center, 900 Clemson Road. 699-3190, 788-5700, or www.clemson.edu/sandhill.

Main Street United Methodist Church 1830 Main Street Trunk and Craft Sale will be held Saturday, November 5, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Vendors wanted. $10/spot until November 1. 779-0610 or www.mainstumc.com.

Lexington United Methodist Women will host an indoor yard sale, Lexington United Methodist Church, 309 East Main Street, Lexington, October 22, 7:30 a.m.-noon.


Columbia Baroque Soloists Concert “Forbidden Dance” will be held Friday, October 28, 7 p.m., First Christian Church, 2062 N. Beltline Blvd.; adn Sunday, October 30, 3:30 p.m., Reformation Lutheran Church, 1118 Union Street. 727-8555.

Palmetto Concert Band will hold its annual Fall Concert Sunday, November 13, 4 p.m., Koger Center for the Arts. Admission is free and open to the public. www.palmettoconcertband.org.

Columbia Community Concert Band will hold a musical concert Friday, October 21, 7:30 p.m., Lexington Baptist Church, 308 East Main Street, Lexington. Admission and parking are free.

Dixieland Jazz Concert will be held 2:30-5 p.m. Sunday, November 6, Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle, Maxcy Gregg Park, Columbia. 432-1504.

Mostly Mozart concert will be held at the Koger Center featuring South Carolina Philharmonic Saturday, November 5, 7:30 p.m. www.capitoltickets.com or 251-2222.

South Carolina Philharmonic will present three chamber orchestra concerts, Beethoven Left His Mark Saturday, November 19, 7:30 p.m.; Time Machine: Mozart in Prague, Sunday, January 8, 4 p.m.; and From Salzburg with Love, Saturday, February 25, 7:30 p.m. Concerts will be held at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1301 Richland Street. www.charlestonsymphony.org or (843) 723-7528, ext. 110.


Lexington County’s 9th annual Veterans Parade will be held November 6, 3 p.m. in Lexington. All Veteran Service Organizations, Schools and the public are invited to participate and attend this event to honor our Veterans. There is no entry fee and a memorial ceremony will be held at the Veterans monument following the parade. 785-1454 or 785-8400.


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.


21st Annual Bazaar and Road Race will be held at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church, October 22, 9 a.m. -2 p.m., 125 Sparkleberry Lane. Bike ride will be October 23, 8 a.m. 788-3589 or www.svpc.org.

12th Annual George Younginer Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Wednesday, October 26, Fort Jackson Golf Club. Play begins at noon with a shotgun start on the Wildcat and Old Hickory courses. healthylearners.com or 454-0354.

A.C. Flora Baseball will host a Captain’s Choice Golf Tournament at Northwoods Golf Course, October 22, tee off at noon, 11 a.m. for registration. 622-8447 or ahallett@richlandone.org.

Technology Olympics will be held Thursday, October 27, EdVenture Children’s Museum, sponsored by University of South Carolina Braille Grant, South Carolina Commission for the Blind, and South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind (SCSDB). Students grades K-12 are eligible to participate in a series of high-tech adventures in access technology 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 864-503-5573, braillesc.org or lkopf@uscupstate.edu.

Bearcats on the Prowl, a charity walk benefiting BCHS Education Foundation, will be held October 29, Brookland- Cayce High School, registration 8-9 a.m.; walk 9 a.m. www.brooklandcaycefoundation.com.

Captain’s choice golf tournament will be held at Fort Jackson Golf Club October 28, to raise funds for the Palmetto State Base Camp, and Camp Sertoma of South Carolina. The tournament is sponsored by the Richland Sertoma Club. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with shotgun start at 10 a.m. jkslks@sc.rr.com, or 419-8558.

Carolina Kick Off For A Cure to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and combine two of Gamecock Nation’s favorite pastimes: food and football, will be held November 5, The Zone in Williams Brice Stadium. 1-866-324-2242, rmacqueen@cff.org or www.carolinakickoff.com.

CMSA Christmas Break Goalkeeper Clinic, Mini Hands Clinic for ages 6-11, December 17-18, 9-10:30 a.m., cost $55; Goalkeeper Clinic for ages 12-15, December 17-18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., cost $65 (includes shirt); Advanced GK Clinic for ages 14- 18, December 16-18, 2-4 p.m., cost $125 (includes shirt) at Dreher High School. Deadline to register is November 30, walk-ups add $15 to camp cost. clark.mccarthy@yahoo.com or 446-7724.

Alala Cancer Society will host “Kick Cancer Where It Hurts,” a charity kickball tournament, Saturday, November 5, 9 a.m., Earlewood Park. Registration is now open, 569-4373 or kim@alala.info.

Midlands Heart Walk will be held March 24, 2012, 9 a.m.-noon, Colonial Life Arena. 806-3092 or www.Midlandsheartwalk.com

Grand opening of Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center will be held 1120 Fort Congaree Trail, Cayce, Sunday, October 23, 3-6 p.m. 227-3030.


Fort Jackson Community Tour, “Come See Your Army,” will be held October 27, 7:45 a.m. 751-1474.


Better Choices, Better Health - Living Well South Carolina, designed for people with chronic health conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and asthma will be held at the Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle, October 24-November 28, Mondays, 1-3:30 p.m.; October 31-December 5, Mondays, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; November 1- December 6, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 779-1971.

“Grant Writing and You: Part I” Boot Camp will be held Thursday, October 27, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 3:30-7 p.m., Carolina Encouragement Center Training Center, 1815 Gervais Street. 931-8881.

Richland County 7th Annual Neighborhood Planning Conference will be held Saturday, October 22, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., South Carolina Department of Archives and History Center, 8301 Parklane Road. www.rcgov.us or 576- 2166.

Forest Pines retirement community, 1720 Devonshire Drive, will host a festival to support the Outward Bound for Veterans program, October 22, 2-4 p.m. 252-3444.

“Lunch and Learns” are being held at the Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle, second Thursday, 11:30 a.m. Upcoming programs include: November 10, Improve Your Memory in an Hour; December 8, Five Ways to Look and Feel Younger; January 12, The Health Benefits of Chocolate; February 9, Dementia, Depression and the Donut Hole; March 8, Getting the Most From Your Doctor Appointment; April 12, Balance and Safety at Home; May 10, Advance Directives; June 14, What is Good Food. 779-1971.

Film expert Marcia Hendrix introduces movies and their stars Wednesday afternoons at the Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle, 2 p.m. October 26, Good Night, and Good Luck; November 2, Cool Runnings; November 9 and 16, Pirates of the Carribean, Curse of the Black Pearl; November 23, No Movie; November 30, Tora, Tora, Tora; December 7, Tora, Tora, Tora Part 2; December 14, Out of the Past; December 21 and 28, No Movie. 779-1971.

S.C. Bar Pro Bono Program will sponsor two free legal clinics in Columbia in November: November 3, real estate and foreclosure issues, 6:30-8 p.m., Richland County Public Library Northeast Branch, 7490 Parklane Road; November 10, bankruptcy law issues, 7-8 p.m., Richland County Public Library Southeast Branch, 7421 Garners Ferry Road. www.scbar.org/clinics or 799-6653, ext. 158.

NAMI SC Annual Conference, “Winning Anyway” will be held October 28-29, 4 p.m., Embassy Suites, Greystone. 733-9592.

DHEC Region 3 Medical Reserve Corps is sponsoring a free training that will offer 5.75 SW hours, October 28, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The topic is psychological First Aid with emphasis on settings public health responds to during all types of emergencies. orrll@dhec.sc.gov or 576-2748.

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