Columbia Museum of Art will host the 2012 Gala, the CHAIRity Ball, Friday, April 27, 7 p.m.-midnight to celebrate opening night of the museum’s spring exhibition, The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design. columbiamuseum.org/gala.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition opens May 5 at the South Carolina State Museum. www.southcarolinastatemuseum.org or 898-4921.
The Great Columbia Quest and Contest, a city-wide scavenger hunt inspired by The Amazing Race, sponsored by Historic Columbia Foundation will be held April 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. www.historiccolumbia.org.
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 host M.A.D. (Maternal Advocacy and Development) Hatters Tea April 22, 3-6 p.m. WesleyMemorial@umscs.org.
Temple Zion Baptist Church will celebrate its 107th year Church Anniversary Sunday, April 22, 11 a.m., 1174 Heyward Brockington Road. 754-0933.
Keepin’ It Real Ministries will host a Revival in Finlay Park, May 3-6, 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. www.keepinitrealministriessc.blogspot.com or 406-0724.
Youth Neighborhood Leadership Summit will be held at Dreher High School, 3319 Millwood Avenue April 28, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Registration deadlines is April 24. www.columbiasc.net or 545-3403.
TEDxYouth@ColumbiaSC will hold a TED ( Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, April 21, A.C. Flora High School Auditorium. facebook.com/tedxyouthcolumbiasc or www.ted.com/registration.
International Plastic Modelers’ Society Mid-Carolina (IPMS) will hold its 2012 regional contest Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., S.C. National Guard Armory, 1225 Bluff Road. 606-0920 or swampfoxmodelers.com.
Greater Columbia Chapter of the U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association (USADance) will hold its twicemonthly dances Saturday, April 28, 7:15-10:30 p.m., Hugh Dimmery Memorial Center ( The Barn), 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia. www.USADance.us.
Capital City Big Band Dance will be held Tuesday, May 15, 7-10 p.m., Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle. 779-1971 or www.capitalseniorcenter.com.
South Carolina ETV will launch a new program, “This Week in the State House,” Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. www.scetv.org.
Strut Your Junk at the Columbia Design League’s Runaway Runway: A Recycled Fashion Show, sponsored by PaCE Palmetto Clean Energy, will be held Thursday, April 21, 8 p.m., Township Auditorium. www.columbiadesignleague.org.
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The Symphony League will present its annual Derby Day party Saturday, May 5, 4:30-8 p.m., WildeWood Country Club, 90 Mallet Hill Road. 254-4460 or 788-4160.
The Big Nosh: Columbia’s Third Annual Jewish Food and Cultural Festival will take place Sunday, April 22, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Tree of Life Congregation synagogue, 6719 North Trenholm Road. 787-2182 or BigNosh.org.
Israel at 64 Community Celebration will be held at the Katie & Irwin Kahn JCC Sunday, April 29, 1-5 p.m., 306 Flora Drive (Northeast Columbia, off of Rabon Road). 787-2023, ext. 201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earth Fair ’12 will be held Saturday, April 21, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saluda Shoals Wetland Preserve, Saluda Shoals Park. www.tourdelake.com.
Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden will be held Friday, April 27, 7-9:30 p.m. www.riverbanks.org.
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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.
52nd Standard Iris Flower Show will be held April 28, 1-4 p.m., Maxey Gregg Park, 1605 Park Circle. 777-3295 or email@example.com.
Columbia’s Front Porch, Historic Elmwood Park celebrates 30th Home and Garden Tour April 21, featuring six homes on tour and four gardens. www.facebook.com/elmwoodparksc.
Third Annual Pass-a-Long Plant Swap will be held at Rosewood Market, 2803 Rosewood Drive, Saturday, April 28, 9-11 a.m. Bring your plants and swap for something new: veggies, annuals, perennials, vines, ground covers, bulbs, herbs, shrubs, trees, etc. 252-7752.
St. Martin’s Annual Plant Sale will be held Saturday, May 5, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 5220 Clemson Avenue, across the street from Crayton Middle School. 787-0392 or www.stmartinsinthefields.com.
Sandhill Community Yard Sale will be held Saturday, April 21, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Sandhill REC (Farmers Market location), 900 Clemson Road (across from Village at Sandhill). www.clemson.edu/sandhill, 699-3190, or 788-5700.
Sandhill Farmers Market will open for the sixth season Tuesday, May 1, and will be open Tuesdays through November 20, 2-7 p.m., 900 Clemson Road (across from Village at Sandhill). www.clemson.edu/sandhill or 699-3190.
Midlands Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association will hold its Annual Woman of the Year & Business Associate of the Year Banquet Friday, April 27, 7 p.m., The Print Building, 3907 Ensor Avenue. 957-6734 or Huggins_ Melinda@yahoo.com.
Palmetto Painters, a SC Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters, will meet Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m., Green Hill Baptist Church, 1734 Augusta Road, West Columbia. 781-2340 or www.PalmettoPainters.com.
The film We’re not Broke will be shown April 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., USC School of Law auditorium, 701 Main Street. 252- 5733 or www.werenotbrokemovie.com.
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.
Carolina Wind Symphony will conclude its second season with a concert entitled Angels in the Architecture Monday April 23, 7:30 p.m., Riverland Hills Baptist Church, Irmo.carolinawindsymphony.org.
Music for a Cause Program of the South Carolina Philharmonic will feature the Babcock Center at a Philharmonic concert April 28. 799-1970.
Patrons and Friends of the Arts at Ebenezer will present An Evening with Jay Ungar and Molly Mason: The Civil War and Beyond Friday, April 27, 7:30 p.m., Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1301 Richland Street. 765-9430 ext. 17 or www.patronsandfriends.org.
Arts at Shandon will present the Raleigh Ringers in concert 4 p.m., Sunday, May 20, Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow Street. 771-4408 ext 27.
Tchaikovsky’s All-Night Vigil, Op. 52 will be performed in Church Slavonic by Colla Voce Monday, April 23, 7:30 p.m., Cathedral Church of the Epiphany, 2512 N. Beltline Blvd. 777-5369.
“Ode to Joy,” the first Certified S.C. Grown cultural event, closes the South Carolina Philharmonic season at the Koger Center Saturday, April 28, 7:30 p.m. www.capitoltickets.com or 251-2222.
Columbia Community Concert Band with the New Century Salon Orchestra will present a free concert commemorating the Centennial of the Fateful voyage of the Titanic Friday April 27, 7:30 p.m., Northside Baptist Church, 4347 Sunset Drive, Lexington.
Eddie Huss and Annette Matthews will present a concert for two pianos Sunday April 22, 4 p.m., Sanctuary of Shandon UMC, 3407 Devine Street.
The Upton Trio will perform Friday, April 20, 7:30 p.m., Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow Street. 771-4408 or shandonpres.org.
Dixieland Jazz Concert will be held Sunday, May 6, 2:30-5 p.m., Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle, Maxcy Gregg Park. 432-1504.
Palmetto Mastersingers will present its spring concert Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College Street, Irmo. www.palmettomastersingers.org.
Congaree New Horizons Band free spring concert will be held Tuesday April 24, 7 p.m., USC Band and Dance Building, 324 Sumter Street.
Remington College-Columbia Campus is offering complimentary student salon services for local high school students headed to prom Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28 and Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12. Appointments are recommended and can be made by calling 214-9090.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or 794-7073.
Airport High School Educational Foundation (AHSEF) will host an annual auction benefiting Airport High School in West Columbia April 24, 6 p.m., Brookland Baptist Convention Center, West Columbia. 461-8714 or email@example.com.
Grand Opening of Richland County First Steps’ new Early Head Start Classrooms will be held Monday, April 23, 4:30 p.m., 5324 Ridgeway Street, just off Monticello Road north of Eau Claire High School.
Red Bank 5K – Lexington will be held Saturday, May 19, 8 a.m. to benefit Lexington YMCA’s Partners with Youth Campaign. www.runredbank.com or 348-1984. National Multiple Sclerosis Society has opened registration for this year’s walk in Columbia. Walk MS: Columbia will be held Saturday, May 5, State Museum, 301 Gervais Street. To register, visit WalkingForMS.org, or call 1-800-FIGHT-MS.
The sixth annual National Walk @ Lunch Day, sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies will be held Wednesday, April 25, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is encouraging workers to participate by wearing comfortable shoes to work and walking for at least 30 minutes during their lunch break. 264-4612.
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.
Fight for Air Climb Columbia, a challenge to climb 25 floors of the Capitol Center building in downtown Columbia, sponsored by American Lung Association, will be held Saturday, June 2, Capitol Center Building, 1201 Main Street. firstname.lastname@example.org, (404) 395-3772 or (803) 779-5864.
Tour de Cure®, a cycling event sponsored by the American Diabetes Association, will be held May 5, Little Mountain Reunion Park. 888-DIABETES or www.diabetes.org.
Richland Northeast baseball teams are collecting used baseball equipment for Roberto’s Kids to send to third world countries. Collection date is Saturday, April 21, Richland Northeast baseball field, 7500 Brookfield Road, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Donations can include gloves, bats, balls, catcher’s equipment, bases, batting helmets, cleats, sneakers, uniforms, hats, and socks. www.robertos-kids.org.
Palmetto Health Foundation’s 22nd annual McDaniels Golf Classic will be held Friday, April 27, Ft. Jackson Golf Club. palmettohealthfoundation.org or 434-7275.
Harvest Hope Food Bank will host its first Holes for Hope Golf Tournament Monday, April 30, Spring Valley Country Club, Shotgun Start at 9 a.m. email@example.com or 254-4432 ext 1143.
Columbia Parkinson’s Support Group meets the third Sunday of every month (except June) 3-4 p.m., Lexington Medical Center Hospital, Lexington Medical Park Auditorium, 2720 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia. 604-0061 or www.columbiaparkinsonsupportgroup.org
Neuropathy Support Group will meet Tuesday, April 23, 5:30 p.m., Incarnation Lutheran Church, 3005 Devine Street. 782-5823.
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.
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. 606- 2999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leisure Learning through a faith-based organization for and by people of advancing age yearning for independence, enlightenment, and new skills is held each Wednesday in April and May, Trenholm Road United Methodist Church Leisure Center, 3401 Trenholm Road. 779-4449 or Shepherdscent626@bellsouth.net.
City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department will host a one-day batik art class Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Edisto Discovery Park. email@example.com or 545-3093.
Wine and Unwind, “Train Your Brain to Relieve Some Pain!” will be held Thursday, April 26, 6:30-8 p.m., Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle. 779-1971 or www.capitalseniorcenter.com.
City of Columbia’s Preservation Office will host the final installment in a series of free workshops designed to educate homeowners about historic preservation and how they can properly maintain their older or historic homes at Eau Claire Print Building, 3907 Ensor Avenue, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 5. 545-3328 or firstname.lastname@example.org.