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2014-01-24 / Events

Events

•ART

The Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties, in partnership with the Greater Columbia Metropolitan Airport, is issuing a call to 2-D and 3-D artists for rotating exhibition opportunities at the airport beginning in February, 2014. 799-3115.

•AUDITIONS

Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions will be held Saturday, January 25, 10 a.m., R. Wright Spears Center for the Arts at Columbia College. 787-0287.

•BLOOD DRIVE

Spring Valley Rotary Club will host a Red Cross Blood Drive Tuesday, January 28, 1–6 p.m., Northeast Presbyterian Church, 601 Polo Road. 338-1711 or www.redcross blood.org.

•CHURCH/CHARITY

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. Dr. Henrie Monteith Treadwell will speak during Catholic Schools Week Thursday, January 30, 6–8 p.m., Cardinal Bernardin Center, 1529 Assembly Street, St. Peter’s Catholic School. 957-1431 or mmontgomery2@sc.rr.com.

•CIRCUS

Jamil Shrine Temple will present the Royal Hanneford Shrine Circus January 30, 6:30 p.m.; 31, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.; February 1, 10 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m.; and 2, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., Jamil Shrine Auditorium, 206 Jamil Road. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Jamil Shrine Temple or at the door.

•CITY

The City of Columbia is accepting applications for the Commercial Revolving Loan Review Board. Individuals applying for this board must be a Community Banker. The purpose of this committee is to review and approve/disapprove applications for loans from the City of Columbia Commercial Revolving Loan Fund. The term of office is two years. All applicants must reside within Columbia city limits. Applications are due no later than January 31, 5 p.m. 545-4268 or cflucius@columbiasc.net. You can also visit www.columbiasc.net/boards to download an application. The City of Columbia is accepting applications to fill vacancies on the Planning Commission. The term of office is three years with the possibility of one reappointment for a total of six years of service. All applicants must reside within Columbia city limits. Applications are due no later than January 31, 5 p.m. 545-4268 or cflucius@columbiasc.net. You can also visit www.columbiasc.net/boards to download an application.

•CONFERENCE

The 2014 Leadership Summit–Schools for South Carolina’s Future will be held March 25–26, 11:30 a.m., Downtown Marriott, 1200 Hampton Street. 771-7000 or Carol.Aust@sccharterschools.org.

•DANCE

The Lourie Center offers Friday Night Dances, held yearround on the second and fourth Fridays of each month, 7:30–10:30 p.m., 1650 Park Circle. Upcoming dates include January 24, February 28, March 14 and 28, April 11 and 25. 779-1971 ext. 12 or www.louriecentersc.com.

Big Western Dance will be presented by Arts at Shandon, fun and instruction in line dancing and square dancing, Saturday, February 15, 7 p.m., Shandon Presbyterian Church 607 Woodrow Street. www.shandonpres.org or 771-4408 ext. 127.

•FLAGS

Thompson Funeral Homes provide a dignified option for retired and tattered flags. Members of the community are invited to bring their old flags to any of the Thompson Funeral Home locations to be disposed of in a way that also honors veterans. According to the United States Code, Title 4 Chapter 1, Section 8, the flag when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning. Flags may be dropped off seven days a week, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington, 4720 Augusta Road, Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia, 200 State Street or Thompson Funeral Home at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 845 Leesburg Road, Columbia. 996-1023 or cfrye@thompsonsfuneral.com.

•FOOD

The Robert Burns Society of the Midlands will hold its annual Robert Burns dinner Saturday, January 25, 5:30 p.m., Seawell’s, 1125 Rosewood Drive. 798-2206 or www.rbsm.org.

Mens Breakfast will be held Saturday, February 8, 8–10 a.m., Christian Life Church Main Auditorium, 2700 Bush River Road. 238-7795 or shullg@bellsouth.net.

Oyster and Pig Roast will be held January 25, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., City Roots, 1005 Airport Boulevard. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.farmtotableevent.com.

•GALA

The Friends of Epworth will host the Second Annual Friends Night Gala happening Friday, February 14, 8 p.m.–midnight, at Leaside and will benefit Epworth Children’s Home. epworthchildrenshome.org or 256-7394.

Brookland-Cayce High School Education Foundation will sponsor its Thirteenth Annual Educator Hall of Fame Gala Thursday, February 6, 6:30 p.m., Seawell’s, 1125 Rosewood Drive. 739-8076 or www.BrooklandCayceFoundation.org.

•HEALTH

Get Fit Columbia, a Health and Wellness Expo will be held Saturday, January 25, 8 a.m.–1 p.m., Drew Wellness Center, 2101 Walker Solomon Way. 545-3200.

•LIBRARY

Kick off for the One Book, One Columbia citywide reading initiative will be held 10 a.m., Tuesday, January 21, Richland Library Main, 1431 Assembly Street. 929-3472 or 476-7124.

Richland Library Friends Winter Book Sale will be held Saturday, January 25, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Richland Library Operations Center, 130 Lancewood Road. 988-0885 or www.RichlandLibrary.com/friends.

•MARKET/SALE

Junior League of Columbia will sponsor the 18th annual, one day rummage sale, Clean Sweep February 1, 8 a.m.–1 p.m., Cantey Building at the South Carolina State Fair grounds. jlcolumbia.org.

•MUSEUM

University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum will present Photography of the Rural South through May 10, 2014, in the museum’s third floor lobby. There will be a reception for the exhibit at McKissick Museum Thursday, January 23, 5:30–7:30 p.m. McKissick Museum is located on the University of South Carolina’s historic Horseshoe with available parking in the garage at the corner of Pendleton and Bull streets. artsandsciences.sc.edu/mckissickmuseum or 777-2876.

Columbia Museum of Art will say “thank you” to the community for its support by offering free museum admission for Richland County and City of Columbia residents through Sunday, February 2. columbiamuseum.org or 799-2810.

•MUSIC

Young Africans Choir, hosted by Brookland Baptist Church, will perform Thursday, January 30, 6 p.m., Brookland Foundation, 1066 Sunset Boulevard. The choir will also perform Friday, January 31,7 p.m., Word of God and Church Ministries, 119 Diamond Lane. 744-7914 or www.africanchildrenschoir.com.

The Five Points Association is accepting submissions from local bands interested in competing in the 7th Annual Battle for St. Pat’s at the 32nd Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points March 15. Interested bands need to submit an electronic press kit, which must include: contact information, a band biography, three or more songs (including one YouTube video), and picture to the Five Points Association at battleforstpats@yahoo.com by February 19, 2014. www.StPatsColumbia.com.

Elisabeth von Trapp, granddaughter of Maria and Baron von Trapp whose story inspired The Sound of Music will perform in the Arts at Shandon series Saturday, January 25, 7 p.m., Shandon Presbyterian, 607 Woodrow Street. www.shandonpres.org or 771-4408 ext. 127.

Heart ’n Soul will be playing for Under the Tent 2014, the annual fundraiser which supports the ministries associated with Gravatt Camp and Conference Center, Friday, February 7, 6:30 p.m., 701 Whaley Street. 648-1817.

Heart ’n Soul will perform for a special Valentine’s Dance at the Lourie Center on Friday, February 14, 7 p.m., 1650 Park Circle. 779-1971 or louriecentersc.com.

South Carolina Philharmonic will present The Russian Soul Saturday, February 8, at 7:30 p.m., Koger Center. The “Music for a Cause” event will benefit Harvest Hope Food Bank.capitoltickets.com or 251-2222.

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

Columbia Music Festival Association (CMFA) will hold the 32th annual Lize Wessels Pub Night, February 1, 7:30 p.m., CMFA ArtSpace. 914 Pulaski Street. Tickets are $25 per person in advance and $30 at the door. 771-6303.

•OPEN HOUSE

Covenant Classical Christian School (CCCS) will host an open house in Petersen Hall February 4–6, Tuesday and Wednesday, 9–1 a.m. and 1–3 p.m.; Thursday, 6–8 p.m., 3120 Covenant Road. www.covenantcs.org or 787-0225.

•OUTDOORS

Naturalist John Galbary will lead a Sandhill Nature Discovery Hike starting at the Carolina Children’s Garden Saturday, January 25, 1–2 p.m., Clemson University Sandhill campus, 900 Clemson Road.carolinachildrensgarden@gmail.com.

•PAGEANT

The Miss Blythewood 2013-14 pageant will be held Saturday, January 25, 7 p.m., Blythewood Auditorium, 10901 Wilson Boulevard, Blythewood. Advanced tickets can be purchased in the Blythewood High School Main Office or from a pageant contestant. 691-4090.

•SCHOOL

The W.A. Perry Middle School 21st Century Community Learning Center will offer free GED classes for parents and community members January 27–May 14, Mondays and Wednesdays, 6–8:30 p.m., W.A. Perry Middle School, 2600 Barhamville Road. 256-6347 or jyoung@richlandone.org.

•SPORTS/FITNESS

A team of agents and office members from ERA Wilder Realty will walk in the 2014 Muscle Walk Saturday, March 1, Historic Columbia Speedway. bridgetn@erawilderrealty.com.

8th Annual Red Shoe Run will be held Saturday, January 25, 8 a.m., beginning at Hand Middle School (2600 Wheat Street) and running through the Shandon neighborhood. Register at www.strictlyrunning.com.

•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.

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 6 p.m., SC SHARE, 427 Meeting Street, West Columbia. 739-5712.

Columbia Area Neuropathy Support Group will meet Tuesday, January 28, 11:30 a.m., Shandon United Methodist Church, Dunn- Smith building, 3407 Devine Street.782-5823.

•VETERANS

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.

•VOLUNTEERS

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.

•WORKSHOPS

Lead to Succeed free Lunch and Learn Series will be held Mondays February 3–24, noon–1 p.m., 3905 Ensor Avenue. 586-6185 or www.jackiecapersbrownblog.com.

The City Of Columbia, the Columbia Empowerment Zone, Inc., the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, and RetroTax have partnered to host a tax credits and incentives workshop for business owners Tuesday, January 28, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, 930 Richland Street. www.columbiasc.net or 733-8438.

Lexington Medical Center will begin its 2014 Physician Lecture Series with “Weighing Your Weight-loss Options?” Monday, January 27, 6 p.m., Lexington Medical Center Auditorium, Lexington Medical Park 1, 2728 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia. www.lexmed.com.

Congaree National Park invites all grade level teachers to attend Wilderness Investigations Saturday, March 8, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Road, Hopkins. Please register no later than February 28. 647-3969 or Lauren_ Gurniewicz@nps.gov.

NAMI Mid-Carolina will offer Family to Family Education Program at Dorn VA Medical Center, January 28 and Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Lexington January 30. Pre-registration is required and the class is limited to 20 people. mandy.namimidcarolina@gmail.com or 206-2916.

•ZOO

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will offer Free Fridays to residents of Richland and Lexington counties every Friday during the months of January and February with proof of residency. (A valid ID or property tax statement will be accepted). www.riverbanks.org.

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