Palmetto Painters, a SC Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters, will meet Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m., Green Hill Baptist Church, 1734 Augusta Road, West Columbia. 781-2340 or www.PalmettoPainters.com.
Shandon Presbyterian Child Development Center will host a seven week Summer Enrichment Camp 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Monday- Thursday, June 11-August 2. 799-8533.
2012 Horseback Riding Summer Camp registration is now open. | www.windchimestables.com.
Spring Break workshops will be held at the Columbia Museum of Art Monday, April 2 and Tuesday, April 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. including Turtles and Terrariums for ages 4-7, Mythological Marvels for ages 8-11, and Intro to Printmaking for ages 12 - 16. 799-2810 or www.columbiamuseum.org.
Christ in the Passover will be held Wednesday, March 28, 6 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, corner of Bull and Blanding Streets. 779-0030.
Good Friday Service will be held April 6, 7 p.m., Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church, 5503 Sunset Blvd. Lexington.
Good Friday Communion Service will be held Friday, April 6, 7 p.m. and Easter Celebration Service will be held Sunday, April 8, 9 and 11 a.m., Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. 798-4488 or www.ChristianLifeColumbia.com.
Greater Columbia Chapter of the U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association (USADance) will hold its twice-monthly dances Saturday, April 14 and 28, 7:15-10:30 p.m., Hugh Dimmery Memorial Center (The Barn), 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia. www.USADance.us.
Strut Your Junk at Runaway Runway: A Recycled Fashion Show, sponsored by Columbia Design League, will be held Thursday, April 19, 6 p.m. Registration deadline is April 6. www.columbiadesignleague.org.
Richland County Recreation Commission’s 43rd annual Cottontail Festival will be held Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sesquicentennial State Park, 9564 Two Notch Road. www.richlandcountyrecreation.com or 754-6720 ext. 237.
Tartan Day South will be held March 30-31, West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater Friday March 30, 6:30-9:30 p.m., including performances from Celtic bands, Highland Dancers, and Bag Pipe Bands. The Historic Columbia Speedway in Cayce plays host to the main event Saturday, March 31, 9 a.m. www.tartandaysouth.com.
Cookout For Kids BBQ fundraiser for Epworth Children’s Home will be held Saturday, April 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Epworth Children’s Home Campus, 2900 Millwood Avenue. 256-7394.
Oyster Roast and Shrimp Boil for Eastover Ruritan Club will be held April 14, 4:30-7:30 p.m.776-3811 or 353-2913.
Dining with Friends Annual Dessert Finale will be held March 24, 8 p.m., the Zone at William’s Brice Stadium, 1127 George Rogers Boulevard. www.abfsc.org.
Food Justice Week, sponsored by Sustainable Carolina, will be held Sunday, March 25 through Saturday, March 31, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., University of South Carolina. sc.edu/green/FoodJusticeWeek.
Gills Creek Watershed Association will hold Urban Paddle & Country Picnic fundraiser Sunday, March 25, Paddle Gill Creek 1-3 p.m. for free. BBQ picnic at Millaree Hunt Club 3-6 p.m. 727-8326 or www.gillscreekwatershed.org.
Trinity Presbyterian Church will hold its annual Spring Bar-B-Que and Bake Sale Saturday March 31, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., off Garners Ferry Road, 1000 Greenlawn Drive. 776-2067.
Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant will donate 10 percent of all pre-taxed food sales (with a fundraising ticket) to South Carolina Advocates for Epilepsy March 26. Devine Street, Bower Street, and Two Notch Road locations only.
EdVenture Children Museum will present EdStravaGanza May 5, 7 p.m., a fundraiser and one of Columbia’s premier charity events. 400-1162 or www.edventure.org.
Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter will hold its Annual Sweet & Savory Competition with “Rocking Chair-ity” May 10, Embassy Suites Hotel, 200 Stoneridge Drive, 6 p.m., with proceeds to benefit abused and neglected children. 786-6819 or www.palmettoplacechildrensshelter.org/events.
Spring Fling at Rebekah’s Garden, 927 Leesburg Road, will be held April 14, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. with arts and crafts from local folks along with food, games, and fun. An Herb Class will be held 10 a.m., container planting demonstration 11:30 a.m. 647-1557.
Sandhill Plant and Flower Market will be held Saturday, March 31, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 900 Clemson Road (across from the Village at Sandhill). Plants, flowers, annuals, perennials, vegetable plants, herbs, grass, trees, house plants, gardening supplies, yard art and Master Gardeners. Free admission. Rain date: April 14. Vendor information www.clemson.edu/sandhill, 699-3190, or 788-5700.
South Carolina Advocates for Epilepsy will celebrate International Epilepsy Awareness Day Monday, March 26. Buffalo Wild Wings will be donate a portion of the proceeds from that evenings’ receipts to SAFE. Stop by 5-8 p.m., get a SAFE coupon, and help raise epilepsy awareness. 843-991-7144.
Bernice Scott, former Richland County Councilwoman, invites the We Are Olympia Members to her annual lunch at Seawells Thursday, April 5, 10 a.m.
The Arts at Shandon will present a full orchestra and soloists with Shandon Presbyterian Chancel Choir in “The Death of Jesus” Good Friday, 7 p.m., April 6, 607 Woodrow Street. www.shandonpres.org or 771-4408.
Dixieland Jazz Concert will be held 2:30-5 p.m., Sunday, April 1, Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle, Maxcy Gregg Park. 432-1504.
Brotherhood Chorus of Second Calvary Baptist Church, 1110 Mason Road, will present a musical event Sunday, March 25, 5 p.m. The group will be featured in concert. 714-9669.
The South Carolina Philharmonic’s season finale “Ode to Joy” is now a “Certified S.C. Grown” event by the S.C. Department of Agriculture, and will be presented at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 28, Koger Center for the Arts. www.capitoltickets.com or 251-2222.
Songs of the Spirit, will be presented by The Sandlapper Singers Friday, March 30, 7:30 p.m., Dreher High School Performing Arts Center. www.sandlappersingers.org or 381-5481.
CA Johnson High School Class of ’67 will hold its 45th Class Reunion June 15 and 16, 2012, the registration fee is $65. 736-4425 or email@example.com.
Airport High School’s Classes of 1964 and 1965 will hold their Annual Class Reunion April 14, 6 p.m., American Legion Post 130, “N” Avenue, Cayce. 269-9063, firstname.lastname@example.org, 794-7073, or email@example.com.
11th Annual Resurrection Run 5K and Power Walk, sponsored by Life Changing Ministries, will be held Saturday, April 7, 7:30 a.m. www.active.com or 781-0801.
NAMI Mid-Carolina has opened the call for new and returning NAMIWalks team captains for the May 19 5k event at the West Columbia Riverwalk. Anyone who would like to lead a NAMIWalks team can register for free at www.midcarolinanamiwalks.org.
Palmetto Health Foundation’s 12th Annual Colorectal Cancer Walk will be held Saturday, March 31, 10 a.m., Riverfront Park. Proceeds will benefit Palmetto Health Cancer Centers. palmettohealthfoundation.org or 434-7275.
Richland County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. presents Health Thru Movement Saturday, March 31, 9:30 a.m., Meadow Lake Park, 600 Beckman Road. 786-7796.
Richland County Sheriff’s Department is teaming up with CrossFit Blythewood to raise money for the Special Olympics Saturday, March 31, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Lake Carolina Town Center. www.rcsd.net.
Brookland-Cayce High School Education Foundation will hold its 12th Annual Golf Classic & Raffle Monday, April 9, Charwood Country Club, 11:30 a.m. 461-5266 or www.brooklandcaycefoundation.org.
North Columbia Business Association’s Annual Spring Golf Outing & Fundraiser will be held Friday, April 13, Linrick Golf Course, 356 Camp Ground Road. 331-2931 or 360-3574.
Neuropathy Support Group will meet March 27, 5:30 p.m., Incarnation Lutheran Church, 3005 Devine Street. 782-5823.
Arts at Shandon will present A Dinner Theater with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the play Doubt at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24. Dinner tickets $18, play only $10 may be purchased at the church office or at the door, Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow Street. 771-4408 or www.Shandonpres.org.
Guided Nature Tour of Cayce Riverwalk Park hosted by Dr. Rudy Mancke, will be held Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 796-9020 or www.cityofcayce-sc.gov.
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City of Columbia Art Center, 1932 Calhoun Street, will host a workshop on the essentials of Japanese pottery Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org or 545-3093.
Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands will offer a free, day-long training to help define the spectrum of sexual violence, list the effects of sexual violence, including symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, describe the manifestation of sexual violence in the rural and Latino communities, including the needs and barriers experienced by survivors of sexual violence in those populations, and understand cultural competence, specifically one’s own beliefs and how that manifests itself in the work that he/she does and its effects on survivors Friday, March 30, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Hal Kohn Memorial Library 1100 Friend Street, Newberry. email@example.com or 790-8208.
Nature Photographer’s Workshop will be held at Congaree National Park Saturday, March 24, 9:30 a.m. 776-4396, ext. 0 or www.nps.gov/cong.
Former Mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin will speak at the Circle of Influence Leadership Summit Friday, March 30, 12:30 p.m., Clarion Hotel, 1615 Gervais Street. www.imarawoman.com.
Personal Safety, Security & Self Defense, a symposium for women, sponsored by Preceptor Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigman Phi, will be held Saturday, March 24, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., First Christian Church, 2062 Beltline Blvd. firstname.lastname@example.org.
S.C. Bar Pro Bono Program will sponsor two free legal clinics April 3, Family law issues, 6:30-8 p.m., Lexington County Public Library- Main Branch, 5440 Augusta Road, Lexington; and April 19, Criminal law issues, 6:30-8 p.m., Richland County Public Library, Main Branch, 1431 Assembly Street www.scbar.org/clinics or 799-6653, ext. 158.
Benedict-Allen Community Development Corporation will hold a Citizen’s Community Policing Academy Training Orientation April 17, 6-8 p.m., multi-purpose room, Benedict College Business Development Center, 2601 Read Street. 705-4756 or 705-4696.
David Cay Johnston, investigative journalists, will share his secrets on how to uncover wrongdoing in business and government Wednesday, March 21, 6:30 p.m., University of South Carolina School of Law auditorium. 777-5232 or email@example.com.
Vision Awareness Day in Columbia will be held March 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Federation Center of the Blind, 119 S. Kilbourne Road. 800-336-5658 or www.FreedomScientific.com/Seminars.
Divorce Care for Men & Women workshops will be held April 25 through August 8, Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., Christian Life Church, conference room, 2700 Bush River Road. firstname.lastname@example.org or 606-2999.