March Madness Pet Adoptions, sponsored by Columbia Animal Shelter, 127 Humane Lane, will be held throughout the month of March. Donate a gift certificate, coupon, or item from your business. This will serve as a prize for one of our adopters who is providing a home for a shelter pet. When a citizen adopts a new pet during the month of March, they will get to spin the prize wheel. Their prize could be anything from a discount on the adoption fee, a donated gift from you or another local business, or even a free pet that day. email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 776-7387.
Pawmetto Lifeline’s Spay/Neuter Clinic is offering free spay/neuter surgeries for cats and dogs for residents of 29044 and 29052 in Richland County and 29123 in Lexington County. www.pawmettolifeline.org or 465-9100.
City Art Gallery will present a body of work by Robert Ariail, the recent recipient of the 2012 Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor’s Award for the Arts for Individual Artist with opening reception for the artist March 7, 5–8 p.m., 1224 Lincoln Street. 252-3613 or www.cityartonline.com.
Palmetto Painters, a SC Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters, will meet Saturday, March 8, 10 a.m., Ashland UMC, 2600 Ashland Road. 781-2340 or www.PalmettoPainters.com.
“Painted Violins” returns Thursday, March 7–31 at the Anastasia and Friend Gallery, 1534 Main Street, during First Thursdays on Main, 6–9 p.m. 771-7937.
The Columbia Museum of Art announces a Call for Entries for its second Craft Bar Happy Weekend, a public market Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 that brings together artists and exceptional handmade goods from across the Southeast. Deadline to enter is Saturday, March 23. Applicants must submit an online application, photo of the work and a $20 nonrefundable application fee via Google Checkout by midnight March 23. columbiamuseum.org.
Spring Valley Rotary Club will host a Red Cross Blood Drive Tuesday, March 5, noon–5 p.m., Northeast Presbyterian Church, 601 Polo Road. 528-8768 or www.redcrossblood.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.
Columbia SC 63 kicks off a year of civil rights programming with We Shall Not Be Moved: A Commemoration of Student Activism in Columbia and the 50th Anniversary of Edwards v. South Carolina March 3, 10:45 a.m., Zion Baptist Church, 801 Washington Street. NotBeMoved.eventbrite.com or 252-7742 ext. 15.
Silver Ring Thing, a concert-style youth event run by college-aged students, will bring their nationwide tour entitled “REWIND” to Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church, 5503 Sunset Blvd Lexington Sunday, March 3 from 6-8 p.m. www.silverringthing.com.
Trudie Harris will be guest speaker at Unity Church, 1801 Legrand Road, Sunday, March 3, 11 a.m.
Temple Zion Baptist Church, 1174 Heyward Brockington Road, will hold its Women’s Conference March 8-10, 11 a.m. 754-0933.
Jones Memorial A. M. E. Zion Church Late Winter Revival will begin Sunday , March 3, 5 p.m. The revival continues nightly, March 4–6, 7 p.m., 2400 Barhamville Road, 787-0877.
Family Connection of South Carolina will host its 19th annual Hopes & Dreams conference for parents of children with special needs and professionals who care for them March 8–9, 8 a.m.–4:15 p.m., First Baptist Church, 1306 Hampton Street. FamilyConnectionSC.org.
New Carolina’s TDL Council will host its third annual South Carolina Transportation, Distribution and Logistics (TDL) Summit Thursday, March 14, 10 a.m.–3:15 p.m., Seawell’s Banquet & Reception Center, 1125 Rosewood Drive. www.tdlcouncilsc.com/summit.
Capital Senior Center Renaming Celebration will be held April 18, 5–8 p.m., 1650 Park Circle. email@example.com or 779-1971.
Cancer of Many Colors, celebrating the lives of cancer survivors, will be presented by the Lexington Medical Center Foundation March 7, 5:30–9:30 p.m., DoubleTree by Hilton, 2100 Bush River Road. www.LMCFoundation.com or 791-2540.
Columbia Opportunity Resource (COR) will host CAUSEmopolitan, a celebration of leadership, service and fun, featuring eight nonprofit partner organizations Thursday, March 7 at IT-oLogy. ourcor.org/cause or 733-2511.
Married in Style, an exhibit of late-19th century wedding gowns and objects, will be on display at the Hampton-Preston Mansion through March 3. Tickets can be purchased at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills, 1616 Blanding Street in downtown Columbia. historiccolumbia.org.
Fish Fry and Grits fundraiser, sponsored by Lower Richland Ruritans, will be held Saturday, March 9, 4–7 p.m., Lower Richland Ruritan Hut, Rabbit Run, behind Lower Richland High School. 369-9538.
Asbury Methodist Men’s Club Annual Pork Bar-B-Que will be held Saturday March 2, noon–5 p.m., Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1005 Asbury Drive (Leesburg Road next to Greenlawn Cemetery).
2013 Championship BBQ Challenge Car Show and Bike Show sponsored by the Columbia Police Department will be held Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Carolina Ale House, 277 Columbiana Drive. 429-3889 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men’s Breakfast will be held Saturday, March 23, 8–10 a.m., Christian Life Church, Kids Auditorium, 2700 Bush River Road. 238-7795 or email@example.com.
2013 Gala: Le Bal Du Moulin Rouge, sponsored by The Columbia Museum of Art will be held Saturday, March 2, 7 p.m.–midnight, 1515 Main Street. 799-2810 or columbiamuseum.org/gala.
Un-Gala event benefiting Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS) will be held March 2, 7 p.m., South Carolina State Museum. paals.org/party-with-paals.
Gardener’s Outpost Spring Preview will be held Friday, March 1, 6–9 p.m., 709 Woodrow Street. www.gardenersoutpost.com or 252-0041.
Midlands Job Fair, hosted by Midlands Workforce Development Board, The Brotherhood and Sisterhood of Brookland Baptist Church, The Brookland Foundation, Midlands SC Works, and additional supporting Midlands Partners, will be held March 25, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., Health & Wellness Center and Conference Center, Brookland Baptist Church, 1066 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia. www.midlandsworks.org.
Hiring Our Heroes career fair, sponsored by the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, will be held Tuesday, March 5, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Solomon Center, 6510 Strom Thurmond Blvd., Fort Jackson. The event is for veterans, active duty military members, Guard and Reserve members, and their spouses. firstname.lastname@example.org or 733-1123.
Columbia Chapter 87 of National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will hold its monthly luncheon meeting March 8, 11:30 a.m., Seawell’s Restaurant, Rosewood Drive. 786-1097.
EdVenture Children’s Museum and Coplon’s present Girls Night Out March 14, 7 p.m., 701 Whaley Street. www.edventure.org or 400-1162.
The University of South Carolina School of Music will present USC’s Concert Choir performing Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B Minor Sunday, March 3, 6 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 1100 Sumter Street. 777-5369 or email@example.com.
Rice Music House will present Sundays with Steinway at Rice Music House in the Village at Sandhill. A Steinway Artist Recital with Dr. Joseph Rackers will be held Sunday, March 24, 3 p.m.; A Steinway Recital with Dr. Jane Luther Smith will be held Sunday, April 14, 3 p.m.; A Steinway Artist Recital will be held Sunday, May 5, 3 p.m., with Dr. Jun Matsuo. www.ricemusichouse.com or 254-2777.
Sounds of the South! concert will be held at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2, 7:30 p.m., 5503 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington. www.saxegotha.org.
Greenville’s Fine Art Ramblers will perform their “post-modern string music,” combining bits of old-time, blues, swing, and other types of Americana, at the South Carolina State Museum Saturday, March 2, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. as part of the many activities celebrating the arts of the Palmetto State during Art Day. www.southcarolinastatemuseum.org.
Columbia Arts Academy Rock Band students will perform a benefit concert for St. Baldrick’s Children’s Cancer Foundation Sunday, March 3, 3 p.m., Jillian’s in the Vista. 787-0931 or www.ColumbiaArtsAcademy.com.
Dixieland Jazz Concert will be held 2:30–5 p.m., Sunday, March 3, Lourie Center (formerly the Capital Senior Center), 1650 Park Circle. 432-1504.
The South Carolina Philharmonic is seeking applicants who wish to be “Music for a Cause” partner charities during the 2013/2014 season. Interested applicants may review 2013/2014 concert dates and download an application from the “News” section of SCPhilharmonic.com. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 29, 2013.
Sesquicentennial State Park will host its 5th Annual Great American Backyard Campout Saturday, April 20–Sunday, April 21. www.SouthCarolinaParks.com or 788-2706. Application deadline is March 24.
Bethel UMC’s Annual Garage Sale will be held March 8–9, 8 a.m.–1 p.m., 4600 Daniel Drive.
Salute to Senior Service program sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, will honor the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes. Nominations for outstanding senior volunteers will be accepted through March 31. SalutetoSeniorService.com.
Midlands Middle College, a tuition-free public school located on Airport Campus of Midlands Technical College, is accepting applications until March 15, Congaree Hall, Room 120, 1260 Lexington Drive, West Columbia. www.midlandsmiddlecollege.com or 822-7043.
Hammond School is offering summer programs for students. To view a complete listing and to register for Summer Programs, visit www.hammondschool.org.
Columbia Model Train Show will be held Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1715 Broad River Road. firstname.lastname@example.org or 438-2087.
The 10th annual March for Meals 5K Run and Walk at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will be held Saturday, March 2, 7:30 a.m. www.seniorresourcesinc.org.
Harlem Ambassadors vs. Recreation Rebounders benefit celebrity basketball game will be held Sunday, March 10, 5 p.m. Westwood High School, 180 Turkey Farm Road, Blythewood. www.richlandcountyrecreation.com.
Sesquicentennial State Park is offering a Wild Neighbors Walk Sunday, March 10, 2 p.m. 788-2706 or email@example.com.
Lace Up and Face It! Palmetto Health Foundation’s Colorectal Cancer Walk & Race will be held Saturday, March 2, 8:30 a.m., Maxcy Gregg Park. colorectelcancerwalk.org or 434-7275.
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. www.columbiaparkinsonsupportgroup.org or 604-0061.
Recovery For Life Small Group Meetings are held every Thursday, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 427 Meeting Street, West Columbia. 739-5712 or www.SCSHARE.com.
Double Trouble in Recovery, a self-help 12 step group for people with mental, emotional, and substance use problems, meets Sundays at 2 p.m., SC SHARE, 427 Meeting Street, West Columbia. 739-5712.
Divorce Care for Men & Women classes will be held March 20–June 26, Wednesdays, 7–9 p.m., Christian Life Church, Conference Room, 2700 Bush River Road. 606-2999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stage 5 Theater will present Story Telling and Irish Fiddle Playing with Catherine & Katharine, Sisters Wee Bit Irish Saturday, March 16, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 17, 3:30 p.m., Stage 5 Theater, 847 Stadium Road, #4 Stadium Park. 781-6144 or Brownpapertickets.com.
Richland Northeast High School’s Education Foundation will hold its 4th Annual Dinner and A Show Saturday, March 23, 5:30 p.m., atrium of the RNHS gym. 699-2800 or email@example.com.
America’s Got Talent Stars, Squonk Opera, will perform at Harbison Theatre March 2, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 3, 2 p.m., 7300 College Street, Irmo. www.harbisontheatre.org.
Richland Library Literary Resident, Chris Weatherhead will celebrate Women’s History Month with the premiere of Rebecca & The Fox, a one–act performance about the adventures of the famous American Revolutionary War heroine, Rebecca Brewton Motte March 9, 3:30 p.m., Richland Library Main, 1431 Assembly Street. 929-3457 or lmorris@richlandlibrary. co.
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.
Caris Healthcare wants you! If you are interested in volunteering for your local hospice, please contact Michelle Robinson, volunteer coordinator, at 803-794-4141 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties has announced the development of “Arts Administrators Institute,” a series of five capacity building workshops for arts administrators, artists, board members, and anyone interested in arts administration. The workshops will be held the fourth Wednesday of every month, 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Palmetto Room of the Chamber of Commerce, 930 Richland Street. 799-3115.
“Introduction to The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services” course will be offered by The Salvation Army of the Midlands at no cost Friday, March 1, 5–9 p.m. and Saturday, March 2, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., The Salvation Army Center for Worship & Service, 3024 Farrow Road. 667-4943 or email@example.com.
Caring for Creation 2013, presented by Midlands Green Congregation Initiative, will be held Monday, March 11, 6:30–8 p.m., 701 Whaley Street. http://caringforcreation2013.eventbrite.com.
Food Safety Workshop, sponsored by Clemson Cooperative Extension Service and the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association will be held Thursday, March 21, Sandhill Research and Education Center. 843-365-6715 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Owens Field Park BioBlitz, sponsored by A.C. Moore Herbarium at the University of South Carolina and the Rosewood Community Council, wil be held at Owens Field Park Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m., corner of South Holly Street and Airport Blvd. 777-8175.
“Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Your Neighbor’s (or Your) Religion But Were Afraid to Ask,” community courses offered by Interfaith Partners of South Carolina in cooperation with Columbia College will be held Sunday afternoons, 4–6 p.m., March 3, 10 ,17, and 24, Judaism and Christianity; April 7, 14, 21, and 28, Islam and Baha’i, Columbia College Breed Leadership Center 103. 315-5481 or email@example.com.
Agape Senior at Kathwood, 4520 Trenholm Road, will host a series of four seminars and support groups for the care givers and family members of people with Dementia/ Alzheimer’s, last Thursday of each month February 28 through May 30, 11 a.m.–noon. 787-1234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) will offer a free Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-certified course, AWR 147 Rail Car Incident Response, 8 a.m.– 5 p.m., April 9, SCEMD Training Annex, 2779 Fish Hatchery Road, West Columbia. Registration deadline is March 26. email@example.com or 737-8649.
Lunch and Learn: “Taking Care of Your Lower Back” will be held Thursday, March 14, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle. 779-1971 ext. 12 or emailinfo@CapitalSeniorCenter.com.
Classes on Engineering,“Machines After School” for children in grades K–5 will be held every Wednesday in March at the South Carolina State Museum, 301 Gervais Street, 4–5 p.m. www.engineeringforkids.net or 574-9198.