2011-12-23 / Events

Events

ART

The Children’s Trust of South Carolina has opened registration for the 2012 Picasso Project student art competition, for students, grade 6-12. Registration will close February 29, 2012. scchildren.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.

Tripp’s Fine Cleaners will hold its 16th Annual Coats for Kids coat drive at all Tripp’s locations until mid-December. Those in need are invited to come to 5 Points location of Tripps’ Fine Cleaners at 1 p.m. Christmas Eve to pick out a coat.

Third annual Intercessory Prayer Conference will be held Friday, January 6, 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, January 7, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Bethel A.M.E. Church, 819 Woodrow Street. 779-0138.

CONFE R E NCE

Palmetto State Parents of Multiples (PSPM) is accepting registrations for its annual convention, The Great Escape, to be held March 2-3, Clarion Hotel, Gervais Street hosted by the Greater Columbia Area Mothers of Twins Club (GCAMOTC). scpspm.com or kshealymot@gmail.com.

DA NCE

New Year’s Eve Dance will be held at the Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle, 8:30 p.m., December 31. 779-1971.

Arts at Shandon’s tradition of a January dance with Nelson Jarvis, nationally known caller featured for traditional square dancing, line dancing, and the Texas two step, will be held Saturday January 28, 7 p.m., Shandon Presbyterian 607 Woodrow Street. www.shandonpres.org or 771-4408.

Greater Columbia Chapter of the U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association (USADance) will hold its twice-monthly dances Saturday, January 14, and 28, Hugh Dimmery Memorial Center ( The Barn), 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia, 7:15-10:30 p.m. www.USADance.us.

FOOD

Vardell Oyster Roast and Beaufort Stew will be held Saturday, January 21, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Cayce/West Columbia Jaycee’s Hut, 1153 Walter Price Road at 12th Street, Cayce. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit The Friends of the Animals and Camp Hope. chappievardell@yahoo.com or cuteface59@yahoo.com.

FUNDR AIS ER S

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

HOLI DAYS

Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo will illuminate each evening from 6-9 p.m., through December 30. www.riverbanks.org. Hite House turns into Light House for the holidays at 200 Dupre Mill Road, Lexington 6-11 p.m., Friday and Saturday nights and 6-10 p.m., Sunday-Thursday. 360-5998.

Christmas Eve Communion Service will be held Saturday, December 24, 5-6 p.m., main auditorium, Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. 798-4488.

Christmas Day Service will be held Sunday, December 25, 10 a.m., main auditorium, Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. 798-4488.

Food and fellowship for the homeless, sponsored by Keepin’ it Real Ministries, will be held Christmas evening, December 25, 6 p.m., Transit Station (Laurel and Sumter Streets). Bring your family, some Christmas ham or turkey, a casserole, or Christmas goodies, and help spread some Christmas cheer to those who desperately need it. 406-0724.

MUS IC

Greg Bickley and his band, Tokyo Joe, will perform the “Rocketman - Elton John Tribute” January 28, 7:30 p.m., Koger Center for the Arts. Tickets go on sale December 1. www.capitoltickets.com.

Dixieland Jazz Concert will be held 2:30-5 p.m., Sunday, January 8, Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle, Maxcy Gregg Park. 432-1504.

Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra & the USC Dance Company will present The Joy of Dance performance art program Sunday, February 19, 3:30 p.m., Harbison Theater at Midlands Technical College. LMSO.org.

SCHOL ARSHIP S

Nominations are being accepted for the 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Keeper Scholarships. Applications must be returned by Friday, January 6, 2012 to City of Columbia Governmental Affairs and Community Relations, 1737 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201. www.columbiasc.net or 545-3000.

SP ORTS/FITNES S

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

Cupid’s Chase 5k Run, sponsored by Community Options will be held February 11, Finlay Park, 8 a.m. cupidschase@comop.org or 750-8998.

The first annual 5K Run to the Plate sponsored by Brookland-Cayce High School Baseball Team, will be held Saturday, February 4, 9 a.m. at Brookland Cayce High School. Packet pick-up will be Friday, February 3 4-6 p.m., Brookland-Cayce High School gymnasium. www.strictlyrunning.com or 739-4651.

THEATR E

Auditions for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof will be held 7-9 p.m., Sunday, January 15, and Monday, January 16, Workshop Theatre. 799-4876.

WORKSHOP S/LECTURES

“Lunch and Learns” are being held at the Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle, second Thursday, 11:30 a.m. 779-1971.

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