2012-08-10 / Events



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.

Palmetto Painters, a SC Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters, will meet Saturday, August 11, 10 a.m., Green Hill Baptist Church, 1734 Augusta Road, West Columbia. 781-2340 or www.PalmettoPainters.com.


A blood drive will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 1422 Washington Street Family Life Center, Wednesday, August 15, 1-7 p.m. 799-9062.


Cottontown Community will hold a ceremonial Wet-Down for Station 7’s new Ladder Truck Saturday, August 11, 10 a.m., Station 7, 2622 Main Street.


The Mayor’s 3rd Annual Back-To-School Drills and Skills Clinics and Health Fair will be held 6-8 p.m., August 13-17 at the following locations: Hyatt Park (basketball – boys, ages 6 to 9); Greenview Park (basketball - boys, ages 10 to 13); M.L. King Park (basketball – boys, ages 14-17); Charles R. Drew Wellness Center (basketball -girls 6 to 17); Greenview Park (tennis for boys and girls, ages 6-17). On Saturday, August 18, there will be a Skills Competition showcasing what the participants have learned and a Health Fair, sponsored by Select Health, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Greenview Park. 545-3100.

Real Sistahood Outreach Ministry will host A Princess Workshop, “It’s All About Me” for girls ages 8-16, Saturday, September 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Hope Baptist Church, 2117 Clemson Road. 463-1681.


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.

Keepin’ It Real Ministries is experiencing a critical need for bottled water. Daily water distribution in Finlay Park has been effective in preventing heat related illness. An average of 15 cases of water per day is needed, as well summer clothing. Keepin’ It Real will also sponsor a “Back to School” event to provide clothing and school supplies to prepare homeless children for their return to school following the 3 p.m. worship in Finlay Park August 12. Volunteers are being sought to collect bottled water, clothing, and/or school supplies. 406-0724 or www.keepinitrealministriessc.blogspot.com.

Saint James A.M.E Church, Wheeler Hill, 413 Henderson Street, will celebrate its 141st church anniversary Sunday, August 12, 3 p.m. 754-5561.

Beacon of Light Foundation Community Extravaganza will be held Saturday, August 11, 9 a.m.-noon, Spirit of Truth Christian Church, 301 Sunset Drive. info@beaconoflightfoundation.org or 771-8933.


Carolina Ballet company auditions will be held Saturday, August 25, CMFA ArtSpace, 914 Pulaski Street, for ages 8 and up. There is a $10 cash audition fee. Registration opens at 1 p.m.; auditions begin at 2 p.m. Girls/ladies dress requirements: black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers/pointe shoes, slick ballet bun, light makeup. Boys/men dress requirements: white leotard or T-shirt, black bike shorts, white socks, white shoes, or black tights and black shoes. 771-6303.

Auditions for Carolina Ballet’s The Nutcracker will be held Sunday, August 26, CMFA ArtSpace, 914 Pulaski Street. There is a $10 cash audition fee. Registration opens at 1 p.m. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to audition time. Audition times: children ages 3-5 years, 2 p.m.; boys ages 6 and older, 2:30 p.m.; girls ages 6-8 years, 3 p.m.; girls ages 9-11 years, 4 p.m.; girls/ladies ages 12 and older, 5 p.m. Dress requirements: girls/ladies must wear black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers/ pointe shoes, slick ballet bun, light makeup. Boys/men must wear white leotard or Tshirt, black bike shorts, white socks, white shoes, or black tights and black shoes. 771-6303.

Community “Hop” will be held Sunday, September 2, 7-10 p.m., “Chapin Idol” tent, Clark Street (Behind the American Legion Hall). 932-2222.

Crash Course in Square Dancing (The Folk Dance of America) will be held Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18, 7-10 p.m., Hugh Dimmery Memorial Center “The Barn.” 772-0546.


The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce Northeast Area Council will host its annual Mini Expo 7:30-10 a.m., August 30, Village at Sandhill, 487-9 Town Center Place. 733-1128 or www.columbiachamber.com.


Lake Carolina will host its tenth-annual Lake Carolina Wine & Food Festival October 13, 2-5 p.m., Lake Carolina’s Village Green. www.lakecarolina.com.


Columbia’s Congaree Vista will host its fifth annual epicurean event to give the Southeast a taste of its award-winning restaurants 12-6 p.m., Saturday, September 29, The Congaree Vista, in and around the Gervais Street corridor at Lincoln Street. www.VivaLaVistaSC.com or 269-5946.

Spring Valley Rotary Club will host a Flapjack Fundraiser Saturday, August 11, 8-10 a.m., Applebee’s, 10102 Two Notch Road. 873-0254.


Bachelor/Bachelorette Bid Benefit will be held at Blue in the Vista, August 18, 5-9 p.m. www.columbiajaycees.org/BBB.htm.


Real Men Summer Health Screening Program, sponsored by Palmetto Health, will be held Saturday, August 25, 7 a.m.-12 p.m., Parkridge Surgery Center, 190 Parkridge Drive. PalmettoHealth.org or 296-CARE(2273).

The Kemetic Institute’s Second Annual Health and Wellness Expo will be held Saturday, August 25, Brookland Baptist Church, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 917-1617.

BlueChoice┬« HealthPlan of South Carolina will hold its 11th Annual Women’s Health Conference August 18, S.C. State Museum, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. www.BlueChoiceSC.com.

Women at Heart, a free heart-health forum and exhibition, sponsored by Palmetto Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, will be held 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Saturday, September 15, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street. PalmettoHealth.org/WomenAtHeart or 803- 296-CARE(2273).

“Healthy Babies: The Easy Way,” a program designed to help become a more confident parent will be held Wednesday, August 15, 1-2 p.m., My Gym Northeast Columbia, 110 Forum Drive #1. 788-1230 or www.drshellyjones.com.


Opportunity Knocks Part-time Job Fair 2012 will be held August 21, noon-3 p.m., Russell House Ballroom. erlake@mailbox.sc.edu or 777-3969.


The Richland Democratic Women will not meet Monday, August 13. The next regular meeting will be held Monday, September 10, 5:30 p.m., Adult Activity Center, 7494 Parklane Road.


Toy Soldier Show returns to S.C. State Museum Saturday, August 11, 10 a.m. 898-4952 or southcarolinastatemuseum.org.

A Sense of Place: Gettin’ Fresh, McKissick Museum’s 2012 Art Exhibition & Gala Sale, will be held August 24. 777-7251 or www.cas.sc.edu/mcks.

The Museum Shop at the Columbia Museum of Art announces a call for entries for its annual juried Artisan Fair & Sale celebrating fine craft. Deadline to enter is Friday, September 14 at 5 p.m. Entry form and information are available at columbiamuseum.org.


The Magnifiers will present their “End of Summer” concert Sunday, August 19, 4 p.m., Main Street United Methodist Church, 1830 Main Street. 779-0610 or 957-3244.

Heart ’n Soul Band will perform at Seawell’s, 1125 Rosewood Drive, Saturday, August 25 beginning at 7:30 p.m. 771-7385.

Greater Columbia Childrens Choirs will hold auditions Tuesday, August 21, 4-6 p.m. and Saturday, August 25, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Palmer Center, 1420 Lady Street. 776-0544, 787-2459, or http://columbiachildrenschoir.com.


Eau Claire High School Class of 1967 will hold a reunion Thursday, September 1, Embassy Suites Hotel, 200 Stoneridge Drive, 7 p.m.- midnight. echs1967reunion@hotmail.com or 408-386-3601 (state single or couple).


The Columbia Philatelic Society will holds its semi-annual stamp show August 18-19, Spring Valley High School cafetorium. It will be titled CPSEX-2012. 783-2979.

Magic In the Midlands Revue Show to benefit Epworth Children’s Home, will be held Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11, 7:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1715 Bull Street. www.scamcon.org/magicclub/ or 779-0030.


11th Annual Run Wild 5K,Wild Child Fun Run & High School XC Invitational will be held August 25, Sesqui State Park, registration opens at 7 a.m., race time is 8 a.m. 556-6295 or www.strictlyrunning.com.

The 3rd Annual Blythewood Labor Day Run 10k, 5k, and 1-mile Kids’ Fun Run, presented by the Town of Blythewood and hosted by Blythewood Middle School PTO and Eggplant Events Production, will be held Monday, September 3, 7:30 a.m., Blythewood Middle School, 2351 Longtown Road, East, Blythewood. www.BlythewoodLaborDayRun.com.

First Tribute Golf Tournament in Honor of First Responders will be held Tuesday, September 11, 7:30 a.m. Registration begins, 9 a.m. shotgun start, Wildcat Golf Course at Fort Jackson Golf Club, 3652 Chestnut Road. www.columbiapd.net or email jsjordan@columbiasc.net.

Movement, Mindfulness, Mandalas, integrating the asanas, mandala-making, mindfulness, art, and yoga will be held Saturday, August 25, 3-6 p.m., Amsa Yoga, 140 Pelham Drive, Woodhill Plaza. 348-3387 or amsayogasc@yahoo.com.

First annual Infant Mortality Awareness Walk, “Small Steps to a Healthy Start,” sponsored by Palmetto Healthy Start, will be held 8-10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 8, Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel Street. 296-CARE(2273) or PalmettoHealth.org.


Sharp Kick-Off for Kids, Pre-Season Tailgate Party will be held at the ZONE,(University of South Carolina) Williams Brice Stadium, August 25, 1-5 p.m. www.kickoff-for-kids.com.


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 .

GriefShare Program for people who have lost a loved one will be held August 21-November 13, 6:30 p.m., Ashland United Methodist Church. 798-5350, ext. 10 or office@ashlandumc.com.

NAMI Mid-Carolina will offer the Family to Family Education program at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Lexington beginning August 21. 206-2916 or www.nami.org.

NAMI Mid-Carolina will offer a Provider Education course for five consecutive Wednesday afternoons at the Columbia Area Mental Health Center beginning September 19. 206-2916.


Historic Columbia Foundation will offer a guided walking tour of Old Shandon Neighborhood Sunday, August 12, 2 p.m. 252- 1770 ext. 24.

Meet the RISE Cyclists August 12, West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater, 6 p.m. Two friends, Thomas Brown and Zachary Chipps, who both lost their older brothers to suicide have formed a nonprofit organization, RISE Phoenix, with RISE standing for Revolution Inspired by Self Evolution to promote suicide prevention. In March, Brown and Chipps set out from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco for a 7,000-mile, cross-country bike trip that will end in September at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, an art museum in Wappingers Falls, N.Y. They will be riding into Columbia Sunday, August 12. http://risephoenix.org/


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


Wine Education Series with Ali Borchardt will be held Tuesdays, September 11-October 2, 7- 8 p.m., Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle. info@capitalseniorcenter.com, or 779-1971 ext. 12.

Lifestyle University Fall 2012, hosted by the Capital Senior Center, will begin with program orientation Tuesday, September 11 and Thursday, September 13. Classes will meet every other Tuesday or Thursday beginning September 18 or September 20, noon-3 p.m., Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle. 779-1971, info@capitalseniorcenter.com, or www.capitalseniorcenter.com.

A canning class will be held at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church, Sparkleberry Lane, across from Spring Valley High School, in Northeast Richland County, Saturday, August 11, 10-2 p.m. 874-2354 ext.113 or nhrrsn@clemson.edu.

Mixed Media Art Class will be held Tuesdays, August 14-October 2, 10 a.m.-noon, Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle. 779-1971 or info@CapitalSeniorCenter.com.

Screen Writing Workshop will be held Saturday, September 22, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; Auditioning Series will be held October 15- November 5, Mondays, 6-8 p.m.; and Advanced Screen Writing Workshop will be held Saturday, October 27, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Fine Arts Center of Forest Acres (2nd level of Richland Mall, above Barnes & Noble). www.theatrerowe.com.

S.C. Shakespeare Company will offer handson intensive acting workshops for beginning and seasoned actors. An Actor’s Tricks: Explore ways professional actors prepare for confident performances and auditions for ages 14-18 will be held Sunday, September 9, 2-5 p.m.; ages 11-13, Saturday, September 15, 9-12 p.m. Script Study:Turn words on the page into life on stage for ages 14-18 will be held Saturday, September 15, 1-4 p.m.; ages 11-13, Sunday, September 16, 2-5 p.m. www.ShakespeareSC.org.

AARP Driver Safety Classes will be held Thursday, September 27 and Friday, September 28, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle. 779-1971 or www.capitalseniorcenter.com.

Entrepreneur (Business Startup) Information Session will be held Wednesday, August 22, 9:30 a.m.-noon, 4th Floor Conference Room, USC Technology Incubator, 1225 Laurel Sreet. www.uscRegionSBDC.com.


“The Big Grab” 25 Mile Yard Sale will be held in Blythewood, Ridgeway, and Winnsboro, Friday, September 7, noon-8 p.m. and Saturday, September 8, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. For a map, please go to www.cottonyardmarket.com.

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