2012-06-01 / Events

Events

•ART
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 through September 16 in the Mamie and Andrew Treadway,
Jr., Gallery.

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.

•CHILDREN
EdVenture Children’s Museum Special
Attractions!
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
only $1.
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.

•CAMPS
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
tmaness@richland2.org

City of Columbia’s Parks and Recreation
Department will sponsor three 11-week
summer camps for kids of all ages through
August 10: Day Camp for children ages 6-12,
7 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday at
thirteen different parks in the city of
Columbia; Camp Horizons (Teen Camp),
Hyatt Park, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through
Friday; Sports Camp at M.L. King Park, 7:30
a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Friday. 545-
3100 or www.columbiaparksandrec.net.

•CHURCH/CHARITY
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
www.ChristianLifeColumbia.com
dianar@christianlifecolumbia.com

The South Carolina Advocates for Epilepsy
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 langhunt@earthlink.net. or call Lang
Hunt at 803-361-7969

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 jrjwc@bwcar.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.

Vacation Bible School will be held at Ashland United Methodist Church, 2600 Ashland Road, June 18- 22, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for
Children 4 years old by August through
those who have completed sixth grade.
www.ashlandumc.com or 798-5350 ext. 14.

•DANCE
Greater Columbia Chapter of the U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association
(USADance) will hold its twice-monthly
dances on Saturday, June 9 and June 23,
Hugh Dimmery Memorial Center (The
Barn), 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia,
7:15 to 10:30 p.m. www.USADance.us.

•FESTIVALS
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
www.lexingtoncountypeachfestival.com.
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
at www.lexingtoncountypeachfestival.com.
Visit the Festival’s web site for more information or contact the Peach Festival office at
803-892-5207.

•HEALTH
“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.

•MARKET/SALE
Asbury United Methodist Church will hold a
garage sale Saturday, June 2, 8 a.m.-noon,
corner of Asbury and Leesburg roads. 776-
7305.

•REUNION
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
www.irmo1992.com.

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
naomigs1@yahoo.com.

•SPORTS/FITNESS
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 .
www.prereg.com/Users/RacerMain.aspx?Ty
pe=1&EventID=689. On Saturday, May 19
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Martin Luther
King Park (2300 Greene St.).

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. midlandsintern@lungsc.org,

The 15th Annual Billy Mill Charity Golf
Classic benefits Children’s Chance and will
be held Monday, June 4, Country Club of
Lexington, 1066 Barr Road. Registration
begins at 8 a.m. with the shotgun start at 10
a.m. 254-5996, www.childrenschance.org, or
childrenschance@childrenschance.org.

•SUPPORT GROUPS
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

•TEENS
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).

Newly renovated Columbia Tennis Center
will reopen Friday, June 1, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1635 Whaley Street, 10 a.m.
Public play is welcomed at no charge during
the open house weekend, June 1-3. 545-
3100.

•THEATER
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.

•TOUR
Historic Columbia Foundation will offer a
guided walking tour of Arsenal Hill
Neighborhood Sunday, June 10, 2 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at historiccolumbia.org, by calling 252-1770 ext. 24, or by
email at reservations@historiccolumbia.org.
Walk-up registrations are also accepted – the
tour will meet at Palmetto Armory and
Ironworks, 1900 Lincoln Street.

•VETERANS
American Legion Post 215, 2432 Chappellle
Street, is open seven days a week, 5 p.m.-
until..., cash bar and kitchen. Open to veterans and non-veterans. 765-0175.

Veterans benefits seminar will be held
Saturday, June 9, 2 p.m., Forest Pines senior
retirement center, 1720 Devonshire Drive.
252-3444.

•WORKSHOP
“What is Good Food?” Lunch and Learn
will be held Thursday June 14, 11:30 a.m.-
12:30 p.m., Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park
Circle. 779-1971,
info@CapitalSeniorCenter.com, or
www.CapitalSeniorCenter.com.

Dementia Care Series for Family and
Professional Caregivers will be held
Tuesdays starting June 12, 6-7:30 p.m.,
Agape Senior, 2705 Leaphart Road, West
Columbia. 939-3000 or 542-6371.

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