2013-10-18 / Events



Sesquicentennial State Park will offer “Howl-O-Ween,” a Halloween dog event Saturday, October 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Two Notch Road. 788-2706 or sesqui@scprt.com.

Columbia Animal Services will run special adoption prices on all black and/or white cats and dogs for their Halloween Super Adoption event Friday, October 25- Thursday, October 31. All black and/or white pet adoptions will be $31. 776-7387 or www.petfinder.com.


First Presbyterian Church, 1324 Marion Street, will host a blood drive for the American Red Cross Wednesday, October 23, 1–6 p.m. bshealy@firstprescolumbia.org or 799-9062, ext. 261.


Hootin’ Halloween Camp-out, sponsored by Carolina Wildlife Care, will be held for children ages 11-13 6 p.m., Saturday, October 26, Saluda Shoals Park. Campers must be picked up by 9 a.m., Sunday, October 27. info@carolinawildlife.org or 772-3994.

Family Fun Night will be held Wednesday, October 30, 7 p.m., Chosen 2 Conquer International Ministries, 7910 Monticello Road. 691-0962 or chosen2conqueronline.com.


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.

2013 Christmas Craft Show and Holiday Bazaar with Silent Auction to benefit Harvest Hope Food Bank at Lexington Middle School (Cafeteria) Saturday November 2, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Over 50 Crafters and Vendors from around the Midlands. 553-4912.

The Brotherhood of Life Changing Ministries will hold a Men’s Day Program Sunday, October 20, 4 p.m., 928 Kennerly Road, Irmo. 776-3390.


Columbia Writers Alliance (CWA) will host its first “South Carolina Christian Writers’ Showcase” October 26, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Brookland Banquet and Conference Center, 1066 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia. 466-6550 or www.scchristianwritersshowcase.com.


Contra Dance will be held October 19, 7–10:30 p.m., Arsenal Hill Park Building, 1800 Lincoln Street. www.contracola.org or 760-5881.


Blythefest will be held October 25, 5-9 p.m., and October 26, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 90 Boney Road, Blythewood. www.blythefest.com.

Annual Fall Bazaar will be held at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church, 125 Sparkleberry Lane, November 9, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. to benefit Thornwell Home for Children. 788-3589 or www.svpc.org.

Glenforest School, in partnership with the West Metro Rotary will host its ninth annual Chili Cook-off and Fall Festival Saturday, October 26, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Glenforest School, 1041 Harbor Drive, West Columbia. 796-7622 or fallfest.glenforest.org.

Congaree Land Trust will host its annual Fall Festival at Goodwill Plantation Sunday, November 3, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. www.congareelt.org.

The Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center, 306 Flora Drive, will host the Columbia Jewish Book Festival, October 20-25 during JCC operating hours. 787-2023 or www.jcccolumbia.org.


Bubbie’s Brisket & Bakery, A Jewish Food Extravaganza will be held Sunday, November 17, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Beth Shalom Synagogue, 5827 N. Trenholm Road.

“It’s NOT the Beer You Grew Up With,” a beer tasting, will be held Thursday, October 24, 5:30–7 p.m., The Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle. $5 suggested donation. 779- 1971 ext. 12 or www.louriecentersc.com.

Trinity Presbyterian Church Men’s Club will hold its Annual Fall Bar-B-Que Saturday, October 19, 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m., 1000 Greenlawn Drive, between Leesburg Road and Garners Ferry Road. 776-2067.


Family Shelter of Columbia will host its Fifth Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ benefit Thursday, November 7 at Stone River, overlooking the Congaree River in West Columbia. www.columbiafamilyshelter.org/ events.


28th Annual Vista Lights will kick off the 2013 Midlands Holiday Season Thursday, November 21, 5–9 p.m., Gervais Street from Assembly to Gadsden; and Lincoln and Park Streets, between Senate and Lady Streets. www.vistalightssc.com or 269-5946.


Multi-family yard sale will be held at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church October 26, 8 a.m.- 2 p.m., 1107 Olympia Avenue. gkgladden@ sc.rr.com.


The Funeral Consumers Alliance of South Carolina will hold its annual meeting Sunday, October 27, 3-5 p.m., Richland Public Library’s Southeast Branch, 7421 Garner’s Ferry Road. 692-6149 or gereburke@aol.com.


Glenn Miller Orchestra Set will play at an Honor Flight Tribute Show November 3, 3 p.m., Columbia’s Township Auditorium. World War II and Korean War veterans may obtain two free tickets by calling Honor Flight SC at 803-582-8203. Tickets for the general public will be available through Ticketmaster by calling 800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com. honorflightsc.com.

Sterling Chamber Players 2013-2014 concert dates will be November 21, 2013; March 6, 2014; May 8, 2014; and June 26, 2014, 8 p.m., 300 Senate Street.

Rooftop Rhythms, hosted by the City of Forest Acres, will be held Thursday, October 24, 5-9 p.m., rooftop of Richland Mall, corner of Beltline Boulevard and Forest Drive. www.facebook.com/RooftopRhythms.

Columbia Community Concert Band (CCCB) will present its Fall Concert Friday, October 25, 7:30 p.m., Northside Baptist Church , 4347 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington.


South Carolina International Pageants is seeking young women to participate in its annual Miss & Miss Teen South Carolina International® Pageant which will take place April 18-19, 2014 at The Charleston Area Convention Center in North Charleston. Entry deadline is March 15, 2014. www.SouthCarolinaInternational- Pageants.com or 843-631-9269.


Brookland-Cayce Class of ’78 35th Reunion will be held Saturday, November 9, 7 p.m., Stone River in West Columbia. $40 per person. www.bchs1978.com for registration and information or contact@bchs1978.com for any questions.

The W.J. Keenan Class of 1974 is in the process of planning its 40th reunion, to be held in June 2014. All classmates are asked to contact J. Quarles at 706-831-7010.

Ft. Jackson Prior Landowners’ Descendants Reunion will be held Saturday, October 26, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 4440 Ft. Jackson Blvd. 803-361-3637 or fortjacksonfamilyreunion. synthasite.com.

Brookland-Cayce High School Class of ’93 will hold its 20 year reunion Saturday, October 26, 7 p.m., The Club at Lake Frances, 230 Ramblin Road, West Columbia. 429-8295.


Family Connection of South Carolina, a statewide nonprofit organization that provides support, resources and information to families of children with special healthcare needs, will host its 14th annual Columbia Buddy Walk to raise awareness for individuals with Down syndrome at 1 p.m. October 20 at Sesquicentennial State Park.

The Main Street Crit will be held November 23, 7 p.m., in front of Mast General Store. Three races will be held under the lights of downtown for runners and spectators, and will include a kid’s fun run, an open 5k run, and an elite 8k run. www.mainstreetcrit.com or 730-3588.

The South Carolina Nurses Foundation will host its fifth annual Nurses Care Walk Saturday, November 2, 9 a.m., Riverfront Park. Proceeds will go toward nursing scholarships. www.scnursesfoundation.org or 873-1685.

A.C. Flora Baseball’s 2nd Annual Fall 2-Man Scramble Golf Tournament will be held at Northwoods Golf Course, November 9, 12 p.m. for registration, tee off 12:30 p.m. ahallett@richlandone.org or 622-8447.


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.


The Dark Cabaret haunted theatrical production will be held October 18, 19, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, and 31, 8 p.m., 6196 Eastshore Road. 727-6099 or ww.thedarkcabaret.com.

12 Angry Jurors, presented by The Arts at Shandon, will be held October 25 and 26, 7:30 p.m.; and October 27, 3 p.m., Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow Street.


The South Carolina Historical Society will host its annual fall tour through the Cooper River Historic District Sunday October 27, 11 a.m. –4 p.m., Stops on the tour include Middleburg Plantation, Mulberry Plantation, Mepkin Abbey, Cedar Hill Plantation, Cainhoy Plantation, the Sir John Nesbitt House, the Comingtree Plantation ruins, Taveau Memorial Church and Cemetery, and more. www.southcarolinahistoricalsociety.org or 843-723-3225 ext. 11


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.


ETSY Know How, a workshop for those that would like to understand how to set up their own shop on ETSY, a crafters and artisan web site, will be held Saturday November 9, 12-4 p.m., Art Center, 1928 Calhoun Street. bloliver@columbiasc.net.

City of Columbia Parks and Recreation, along with Richland County First Steps and Eau Claire Promise Zone, will host a free Let’s Move Columbia Professional Development Workshop for early child care providers and parents Saturday, October 19, 10 a.m., Hyatt Park, 950 Jackson Avenue. jjwilliams@columbiasc.net or 545-3100.

South Carolina writers Pat Conroy, Aïda Rogers, Dot Jackson, Vennie Deas Moore and Sam Morton will participate in a literary panel Saturday, October 19, 5:30 p.m., Hollings Library at USC. http://library.sc.edu/tcllocate.html.

Introduction to Computer Class will be held Mondays and Wednesdays beginning November 11, 4 weeks, 8 sessions, 1–3 p.m., Rogers Center, 750 Old Clemson Road. Introduction to Computers II will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1–3 p.m., beginning November 12. 736-8787.

Rays of Hope – All About Renewable Energy, a lunch presentation by Fran Rametta will be held at Shandon United Methodist Church, November 10, 12:15-1:30 p.m. in Player Hall. Register no later than November 6 for the lunch and talk. acox@shandon-umc.org or 256-8383 ext. 115. Lunch is $5 at the door.


Boo at the Zoo returns to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden Friday, October 18, 6–9 p.m. www.riverbanks.org.

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