In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the
founding of the American Studio Glass
Movement, the Columbia Museum of Art
showcases a special exhibition, Born from
Fire: American Studio Glass from the Collection, featuring more than 30 examples of
glass made by leaders in the movement.
Born from Fire is on view May 29 - September 16 in the Mamie and Andrew Treadway,
The South Carolina State Museum’s Third
Thursday Lunch Discussions begins at noon
on the third Thursday each month through
August, and are held in conjunction with the
museum’s new exhibit Abstract Art in South
Carolina: 1949-2012. Artists scheduled to
appear in upcoming programs include Katie
Walker ( June 21), Paul Yanko and Enid
Williams ( July 19), and Laura Spong and
Mike Williams (Aug. 16). No additional
charge for these events for museum members. southcarolinastatemuseum.org
Columbia, Irmo, and Lexington, SC – The
Saluda Shoals Foundation and Irmo Chapin
Recreation Commission invite artists to submit applications to participate in unearth, a
celebration of naturally inspired art, to be
held October 5-7, 2012 at Saluda Shoals Park.
Deadline for submission is June 1, 2012.
Applications are available at www.unearthsaluda.org or call 213-2015.
EdVenture Children’s Museum Special
Blooming Butterflies through October 6.
Make Your Move! through June 30.
Moneyville t hrough Sept 9.
Family Night at EdVenture – June 12 for
Family Night. Family Night at EdVenture
occurs on the second Tuesday of every
month from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is
Toddler Tuesdays – Visit EdVenture June 5,
12, 19, 26 for Toddler Tuesdays. Every Tuesday at 10 a.m., you and your toddler are invited to drop in to EdVenture Children’s Museum for arts & crafts, music, movement and
stories. Families with children aged 12-24
months. Free with museum admission.
Butterfly Celebration Week– Join us June 11-
15 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for hands-on activities focusing on the wonderful world of
arthropods. Activities include butterfly photography, biodegradable potted butterfly
plants, origami butterfly arts&crafts, face
painting, storytime and theatrical performances. Please visit www.edventure.org
Community Leader Reader–Join us on the
second Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m.
for storytime with a Community Leader followed by crafts, music, and fun! Sheriff Leon
Lott will be reading his favorite storybook on
June 13 at EdVenture.
Tales for Tots – Experience Tales for Tots at
EdVenture – a fun and educational series that
features a read-to-me time followed by a
character appearance that is sure to make
stories come alive! Join us on June 28 at 11
a.m. for “If You Give a Pig a Pancake.” Especially for young children ages 0-4 years. FREE
with museum admission.
Richland Northeast Baseball Camp
Monday, June 4th-Friday, June 8, 9 a.m.-12
p.m. daily. Cost $50. Ages 6 and up
Each camper receives a T-Shirt
For more information contact Thane Maness
@ 477-5225 or email@example.com
Main Street Methodist Church is holding a
garage sale Saturday, May 26, 8–10 a.m. in the
parking lot of the church, 1830 Main Street.
There will be a large variety of sale items.
Food and drinks. Vendors are wanted. $10
per spot. Call Gayle, 803-779-0610.
Cowboys and Ninjas, the Legend of Silver
City Kidz Aud. at Christian Life Church 2700
Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29210
Dates: Sun. June 10: 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
M/T/W June 11–13: Two services: 10 a.m.-
Noon + evening services 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
During the WSP Conference. FREE Event for
Kids for ages 5-11 years. Nursery for birth-4
years for all services.803 798-4488
Stedfast Christian Center will have its Free
Community Feeding on Saturday, May 26,
2012, from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Anyone who
desires a free meal can come out, bring their
entire family and enjoy food, fun, and fellowship. Stedfast Christian Center is located at
5200 Fairfield Road in Columbia. For more
information, contact Stedfast Christian Center at (803) 786-9129.
The South Carolina Advocates for Epilepsy
<http://www.scepilepsy.org/> (SAFE) has
teamed up with the Columbia Blowfish to
promote and make others aware of Epilepsy
by having an awareness night at the June
29th game. To purchase tickets for this game
through SAFE and donate money to this
great cause or if you would like more information, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org. or call Lang Hunt at
Memorial Day BBQ from
the Masons in Olympia
A Memorial Day weekend barbecue, featuring pulled pork cooked over a hickory fire on
site, will be held on Saturday, May 26, from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Yandel’s Produce at 407 S.
Assembly St. near Capital City Stadium. The
barbecue is a fundraising event for Pacific
Lodge #325 A.F.M. www.pacific325.org/. The
cost is $5 per plate, which includes a barbecue sandwich, slaw and iced tea, with an
extra sandwich for $2. Fresh pulled pork will
be sold for $7 a pound. For more information, contact Chris Fletcher at (803) 665-9423
The Jannie R. Jackson Women’s Center –
Girls’ Academy – R.E.A.C.H for Excellence!
Saturday, June 30, 2012, a Day of Pampering
– foot, head and neck massages; great food,
and affordable shopping. The Girls’
Academy - R.E.A.C.H for Excellence is a program seeking to assist every girl to become
an honor roll student! – All are invited: parents, students, educators, vendors, parents,
and community leaders who support academic excellence. For more information
contact us at 803-776-6353 or email
First Presbyterian Church Wednesday lunch
and speaker series is held 11:30 a.m.-12:50
p.m., Jackson Hall, 1324 Marion Street. Free
The Greater Columbia Chapter of the U.S.
Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association
(USADance) will hold their twice-monthly
dances on Saturday, May 26 at the Hugh
Dimmery Memorial Center (The Barn), 680
Cherokee Lane, West Columbia, from 7:15 to
10:30 p.m. Dress for the May 26 event is casual. Admission is $7 for USADance members,
$10.00 for non-members, and $5.00 for students. Non-alcoholic drinks, refreshments
and snacks will be available, and a complimentary dance lesson will be offered from
7:45 until 8:15 with professional instructors.
Go to www.USADance.us for more information.
The 54th Lexington County Peach Festival
will be Wednesday, July 4 in and around the
Gilbert Community Park. An annual part of
the celebration includes pageants and arts &
crafts. Applications are available online at
Deadline to enter all pageants is June 20.
For more information contact Miriam
Matthews, Pageant Chairman, at 803-622-
9909. Vendors who would like to participate
in the 54th Lexington County Peach Festival
can find guidelines and applications online
Visit the Festival’s web site for more information or contact the Peach Festival office at
“Women’s Health in Full Bloom,” will be from
8:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St.,
ground-floor auditorium. This free event will
feature motivational speakers as well as
lunch, music, prizes and an exercise session.
Health information booths also will be available. From 8–11 a.m., those who qualify can
receive a free clinical breast exam, mammogram, and diabetes blood test. Women are
invited to bring their husbands for free diabetes and prostate screenings. Registration is
required. Call 296-CARE(2273) to register.
The Columbia Area Neuropathy Support
Group will meet Tuesday, May 29 at 5:30pm.
Dr Miroslav Cuturic, MD , Neurologist, is
scheduled to speak. Incarnation Lutheran
Church, 3005 Devine St. Visitors are welcome. 782-5823
The Irmo High School Class of 1992 is having its 20 year reunion Saturday, August 4,
2012, at 7:30 p.m. at City Art, located in the
Vista at 1224 Lincoln St. Columbia, SC 29201.
Payment is $50 per person or $100 per couple. Regular pricing valid until May 15 and
then the price goes to $60/per person and
$120 per couple. For payment and other
information, find us on Facebook (Irmo High
School Reunion - Class of 1992) or visit
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
CHANGE ! A. C. Flora Class of 1962. Fifty
years to the day, May 30, 1962, to May 30,
2012, the first graduating class of AC Flora
will celebrate its 50th reunion. It will be held
at the Clarion Townhouse, 1615 Gervais St. at
7 pm. For more information go to acflora.org
or call 407 6619.
Cyclists for Soldiers. FMWR is a quality-oflife program that directly supports Army
readiness by providing a variety of community, Soldier, and family support activities
and services. Show your support for FMWR
by circumnavigating the Fort Jackson “Big
Loop”! Three-12 mile laps equaling 36 miles
or six-12 mile laps equaling 72 miles. This will
be a timed event, your lap times and cumulative time will be recorded and posted.
Refreshment stations every 6 miles. To June
16 - $30.00. June 17, 2012, (day of event)-
$45.00. Fort Jackson ID Card Holders Ride for
free. The event will start at Hilton Field SB
Complex/Graduation Field at Fort Jackson.
To obtain access to the base, you must present a valid drivers license, proof of auto
insurance, and vehicle registration. This
event will be held rain or shine. Check-
In/Registration: Sunday, June 17 from 6:30
a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Race Time: Sunday, June 17
at 8 a.m. TourofFortJackson@gmail.com .
pe=1&EventID=689. On Saturday, May 19
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Martin Luther
King Park (2300 Greene St.).
The Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation
6th Annual “Jailbreak 5K Run & Walk” will
be Saturday, May 26, 2012, at Lexington
County Sheriff’s Department, 521 Gibson
Rd., Lexington, SC. (Call 803-785-8230 for
directions). 6:30 a.m. packet pick up and late
registration. 5K Run & Walk begins 8:30 a.m.
5K prior to race day $25.00. 5K race day
$30.00. Register online at www.strictlyrunning.com
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.
(404) 395-3772 Street.
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.
The Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties and the City of Forest Acres
announce “Backstage Pass: A Performer’s
Showcase 2012.” This is a performance
showcase open to all performers 12 years of
age and older – singers, dancers, musicians,
actors, variety acts, etc. The venue is The
Children’s Theatre at Richland Mall. Performers may submit an application to perform by
going to www.smartarts.info.
Palmetto Health Sponsors Teen Health
Summit Palmetto Health invites teens and
parents to the 2012 Palmetto Health Teen
Summit, “Dating & Waiting.” The event will
take place from 8 a.m. –3 p.m. on Friday, June
8 at Dreher High School, 3319 Millwood
Avenue, Columbia. This free event will give
teens an opportunity to discuss a variety of
health topics and help each other understand the consequences of risky behavior,
which often increases during the summer.
Students in 6–12th grade are invited. Registration and parent/guardian permission are
required. Free transportation is available for
the Lower Richland community. Pick-up
times and locations are as follows: 7 a.m. at
Webber Elementary, 140 Webber School
Road, Eastover. 7:30 a.m. at Lower Richland
High School, 2615 Lower Richland Blvd.,
Horrell Hill. For more information or to register, call 803-296-CARE(2273).