2013-08-30 / Events



The Animal Protection League will hold its annual Benefit Auction Saturday September 21, 6–10 p.m., Medallion Center, 7309 Garners Ferry Road. 603-5443, judyjeweler@gmail.com, or aplsc.org.


Palmetto Painters, a SC Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters, will meet Saturday, September 14, 10 a.m., Ashland UMC, 2600 Ashland Road. 781-2340 or www.PalmettoPainters.com. 11th Annual SwampFest Student Art Competition is open for entries. Students in grades K–eight are asked to submit art to their teachers, depicting plants, animals, water, or recreational opportunities found within Congaree National Park. Park staff will select first place and honorable mentions from the entries. Teachers should ensure that all entries include: student name, school, teacher name, grade level, teacher contact information. Teachers can mail entries to: Lindsay Compton, Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Rd., Hopkins, S.C. 29061 or drop off in person at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center 9 a.m.–5 p.m. daily. All entries are due no later than Friday, September 20, 2013. 647-3965 or Lindsay_ Compton@nps.gov.

Expressive Arts Class has been added to The Lourie Center’s activities. The class meets Tuesdays, September 24–November 12, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. The class is free to Lourie Center full members, plus a $40 materials fee. Non-members pay $75 plus a $40 materials fee. To register and pay, stop by the Lourie Center at 1650 Park Circle, Monday through Friday 9 am – 5 pm. Maximum of 10 students.


Life Center Ministries of Columbia, 7330 Monticello Road, will be hosting Back to School Celebration 2013 Saturday August 31, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. 381-0505 or www.lcmcolumbia.org.


Wednesdays@First Lunch Service will be held Wednesdays at First Presbyterian Church,1324 Marion Street, lunch served at 11:30 a.m.; speaker 12:20 to 12:50 p.m. Hot meal $6; soup and salad bar $5. 799- 9062.

Sing, Laugh, and Dance Towards Peace with Jen Friedman September 7, 2:30–9 p.m., and Sunday, September 8, 11 a.m.–3:45 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, 2701 Heyward Street. www.jenniferfriedman.com.

St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 5220 Clemson Avenue, will dedicate The Commons, a new $3 million, 17,000-square-foot building that houses education classrooms, Drop-in Nursery, youth loft as well as two reception rooms for special events, September 7, 11 a.m. Classes will be held in The Commons for the first time September 8 and the 12th Annual Jazz Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. 787-0392 ext. 101 or www.stmartinsinthefields.com.


The Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center will host a Mental Health Summit titled “A Community of Care: Everyone Has A Role” September 11 at the Medallion Conference Center. Amy.LaClaire@va.gov or 776-4000 ext. 4360.

NAMI South Carolina State Conference will be held September 27, 5:30 p.m., and September 28, 9 a.m., Embassy Suites, 200 Stoneridge Drive. 252-8700.


The Lourie Center’s Summer’s End Dance Mixer will be held Friday September 6, 7:30-11 p.m., 1650 Park Circle. 779-1971 ext. 12 or www.LourieCenterSC.com.

Contra Dance will be held September 21, 7–10:30 p.m., Arsenal Hill Park Building, 1800 Lincoln Street. www.contracola.org or 760-5881.

First South Carolina Statewide Step Show Competition will be held October 3, 7 p.m., Benedict College HRC Arena. www.scstatewidestepshow.com.


The second annual Smoke on the Water, a South Carolina Barbeque Association competition, will be held at Senate’s End, 316 Senate Street, Friday, September 20, 11 a.m.–10 p.m. 351-1786 or dupre@302artisans.com.


The Crescent Olive at 2901-C Devine Street is donating a portion of its proceeds to Curing Kids Cancer for Palmetto Health Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Clinic in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month September 12, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. www.curingkidscancer.org or 238-1920.


Palmetto Health, in collaboration with the City of Columbia and other local partners, will present the sixth annual “Women at Heart,” a free heart-health forum and exhibition, Saturday, September 14, 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street. PalmettoHealth.org/WomenAtHeart or 296-CARE (2273).

Palmetto Health recognizes September as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month with the following events: Prostate health awareness lunchtime learning and screenings (free lunch included and registration is required), Wednesday, September 25, 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Palmetto Health Richland, 5 Medical Park Drive, first-floor auditorium; Saturday, September 28, 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter Street, ground-floor auditorium; Barbershop and health screenings (free haircuts for men who participate in the screening and registration is required), Saturday, September 14, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Phat Headz Barber & Beauty, 2205B Decker Boulevard, Saturday, September 28, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Kingdom Kutz, 119 Diamond Lane. In addition, free prostate cancer and diabetes screenings are available every Thursday, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter Street, Office of Community Health, basement level. 296-CARE (2273) or 1-800-249-4340.


Fundraising Garage Sale, sponsored by Keep the Midlands Beautiful will be held Friday August 30, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m., 1307 Augusta Road, West Columbia.733-1139 or www.keepthemidlandsbeautiful.org.

Second annual Martha’s Market featuring over 40 vendors selling crafts, jewelry, art, homemade goods, smocked children’s clothes, honey, scarfs, etc will be held Saturday, September 7, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Union United Methodist Church Family Ministry Center, 7582 Woodrow Street, Irmo. 781- 3013.

The Fresh Market and JDRF Palmetto will host the 19th annual sidewalk sale to benefit JDRF September 6–8, 4840 Forest Drive. 782-1477.

Yard Sale “Give-Away” will be held Saturday, September 7, 8 a.m.–noon, First Northeast Baptist Church’s Outreach and Women’s Ministry, 311 Sparkleberry Lane. Items of clothing, books, small household items, etc. will be given away free to firstcome, first serve.


SC State Museum will host “Bourbon & Bowties” to celebrate final days of traveling exhibition, “Between the Springmaid Sheets,” Thursday, September 5, 6–9 p.m. scmuseum.org.


Dixieland Jazz Concert will be held 2:30–5 p.m., Sunday, September 8, Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle, Maxcy Gregg Park, https://sites.google.com/site/carolinajazzsociety/ or 432-1504.

Rooftop Rhythms, hosted by the City of Forest Acres, will be held Thursday, September 19 with Heart ’n Soul at 5 p.m. and Reggie Sullivan Band at 7 p.m.; and Thursday, October 24 with BandKamp at 5 p.m. and Right to Party at 7 p.m., rooftop of Richland Mall, corner of Beltline Boulevard and Forest Drive. www.facebook.com/RooftopRhythms.

Sandlapper Singers have an opening for a few good male singers. Tenors and basses who wish to be a part of this professional ensemble should contact artistic director and co-founder Dr. Lillian Quackenbush, 790-4423 or lillianq@sc.rr.com.


SC Works Lexington Open House will be held Tuesday, September 10, 4–7 p.m., 201 Duffie Drive, Lexington. www.midlandsworks.org.


Dreher High School Class Reunion (1975- 1980, all other classes are encouraged to attend as well) will be held August 30, 31, and September 1. Friday, August 30 Meet & Greet, 3–7 p.m., Jillian’s, Gervais Street. Saturday, August 31 Main Event Banquet, 7–12 p.m., Courtyard Marriott, Assembly Street. Sunday, September 1 Family Day Gathering, 1–8 p.m., Lake Caroline Lake House. Reservation deadline June 30. Cost is $40 per person for the three-day event, $75 per couple. Checks should be made out to Dreher High School Class Reunion and mailed to Elaine Norwood, Coordinator, 3 Twig Lane, Columbia, S.C. 29229. Greg.Whaley@capitol-imports.com or 315- 9324.

The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division at any time. The annual reunion will be held in Columbus, Georgia September 17–21. 2idahq@comcast.net or 224-225-1202.

Brookland Cayce High Class of 1958 will have a buffet lunch at Lexington Country Club October 12, 2013, noon–4 p.m. Contact Alvin Whitworth for reservations by September 2, 359-3602.

Dreher High School class of 1968 will hold its 45th reunion Friday, October 25, 7 p.m.–midnight, 300 Senate Street. bethgwilliams@bellsouth.net.

Dreher High School class of 1963 will celebrate 50 years since graduation October 11, 6:30 p.m., Mousetrap, just off Forest Drive in Middleburg Plaza. October 12, the Blue Devils from 1963 will gather at Forest Lake County Club 7–11 p.m. for food, beverages, memories, and fun. dreher63@yahoo.com


“Catch Him If You Can” Frank Abagnale Jr. will speak at the S.C. Victim Assistance Network benefit luncheon Friday, September 6, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., 701 Whaley. 750-1200 ext. or 111http://scvan.eventbrite.com.

“Doctor of Valor” American Naval Surgeon Richard Jadick will be keynote speaker at a Lexington Medical Center Foundation dinner Wednesday, September 11, 7 p.m., Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Lincoln Street. 791-2540 or LMCFoundation.com.

S.C. Green is Good for Business Conference, with speakers Jim Gandy and Dr. Andrew Spicer, will be held September 10 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. greenbiz13-eorg.eventbrite.com.

50th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech will be celebrated Saturday, September 7, 10–11:30 a.m., Hyatt Park in the Eau Claire community, corner of North Main and Monticello. www.29203.org.


Athletes still needing physicals for the 2013–14 year can take advantage of MEDcare Urgent Care’s $20 sports physical offer through August 31. Closest location to AC Flora High School is 7418 Garners Ferry Road, 509-6310. MEDcare will donate $5 from each sports physical back to ACF, so be sure to designate Flora at check-in.

Palmetto Youth Football and Cheerleading registration ages 5-12 for the 2013 season will be Saturdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. and Sundays, 2–5 p.m., Trenholm Park, 3900 Covenant Road. 787-0216 or 865-0515. Cheerleading contact, 422-7660.

The first Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run and Walk, sponsored by Lexington Medical Center, will be held September 6, 7:30 p.m. in Columbia’s Congaree Vista, to mark the twelfth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. www.t2trun.org.

Color Me Rad 5K returns to Tie-Dye Runners with Color September 28, 8 a.m., Colonial Life Arena. colormerad.com.

“Jailbreak Escape Urban Challenge Run,” sponsored by the Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation, will be held Saturday, September 7, 8 a.m., Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, 521 Gibson Road, Lexington. 785-8230 or www.strictlyrunning.com.

The second annual Infant Mortality Awareness Walk, “Small Steps to a Healthy Start,” sponsored by Palmetto Healthy Start, will be held Saturday, September 7, 8–10:30 a.m., Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel Street. 296-CARE (2273) or Palmetto- Health.org/HealthyStart.

Ryan Rawl Freedom Run 5k and Kids’ Fun Run, hosted by Richland County Sheriff’s Department will be held Saturday, September 7, 8:30 a.m., Crayton Middle School. info@eggplantevents.com.

The 3rd annual Bow Tie Run, hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia, will be held Saturday, September 21, 9 a.m., adjacent to the Horseshoe at the intersection of Sumter and College Streets. Registration is now open. www.bowtierun.org.

The 7th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence, hosted by the City of Columbia, will be held Saturday, October 12, 9 a.m., Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street. Registration is now open at columbia.sc.gov/StopThe- Violence. Deadline to pre-register is Wednesday, October 9.

Sesquicentennial State Park will offer a tree walk Saturday, September 21, 10 a.m.; and a nature walk Sunday, September 22, 2 p.m. 788-2706 or sesqui@scprt.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.

Need a mental health support group? Meetings are held Thursdays, 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 Mondays at 12:15 p.m., SC SHARE, 427 Meeting Street, West Columbia. 739-5712


Historic Columbia Foundation will offer a guided walking tour of Heathwood neighborhood Sunday, September 8, 2 p.m., meet at Heathwood Park, 800 Abelia Road. historiccolumbia.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.


Caris Healthcare wants you... If you are interested in volunteering for your local hospice, please contact Michelle Robinson, volunteer coordinator, 794-4141 or mrobinson@carishealthcare.com.


Dulcimer Workshop, sponsored by the Dulcimores of Blythewood, will be presented Saturday, September 21, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, Blythewood. www.dulcimores.com or 429-1319.

Secretary of State Mark Hammond will offer a free regional notary public seminar for South Carolina notaries and those interested in becoming a notary Tuesday, September 24, 6–7:30 p.m., Midlands Technical College, Airport Campus, Academic Center Auditorium, 1260 Lexington Drive at the Traffic Circle, West Columbia. www.scsos.com.

Small business marketing, advertising and publicity seminar will be held Friday, September 27, 8:45 a.m., West Metro Chamber of Commerce. JerryBellune@yahoo.com.

Technical Assistance Workshop will be held Saturday, September 28, 8:30 a.m., Allen University, Math/Science Building, Gibbs 101, 1530 Harden Street. pico.library.musc.edu/MidlandsTAW/.

Historic Columbia Foundation’s Early Columbia Lecture Series returns with Part I, kicking off September 11 and running through October 16, Seibels House & Garden. Local writer and historian Warner M. Montgomery, Ph.D, will lead the series. Lectures are held 6–7:30 p.m. September 11: Buffalo, Indians, Explorers and Settlers; September 18: The United States’ First Planned City; Optional Bus Tour: Sunday, September 22; September 25: Columbia’s First Families; October 2: Columbia’s First Churches; October 9: Columbia’s First Schools; and October 16: The Columbia Canal. reservations@historiccolumbia.org or 252-1770 ext. 23.

Home-Based Business Expo, will be held Saturday, September 21, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Bill’s Music Shop and Pickin’ Parlor, 710 Meeting Street, West Columbia. 708-9619 or maw_ chris@yahoo.com.

“Benefits of Aquatic Therapy” will be the topic of the Lourie Center’s Lunch and Learn lecture Thursday September 12, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 1650 Park Circle. 779-1971 ext. 12 or www.LourieCenterSC.com.

S.C. Bar Pro Bono Program will sponsor two free legal clinics September 5 Attorney Michael J. Polk will discuss wills, estates and probate issues 6:30–8 p.m., Richland Library, 1431 Assembly Street and September 26—Attorney Kathleen D. Cauthen will discuss family law issues, including divorce, custody, visitation, and support, 7–8:30 p.m., Richland Library Sandhills Branch, 1 Summit Parkway. 799-6653, ext. 158.

G and H Educational Foundation, Inc. will host Praxis I Workshops September 28, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; October 26, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; November 23, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Benedict College Technology and Learning Center, 1903 Two Notch Road. drcgscott@gmail.com or 610-864-7903.

Small, Minority and Woman Owned Business Outreach Program will be held Tuesday, September 10–Thursday, September 12, Carolina Room at Columbia Metropolitan Airport. registration@columbiaairport.com or 822- 5066.

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