The Columbia Museum of Art will host an exhibition of the most famous and beloved of American illustrators, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera, on view October 17, 2014–January 8, 2015. columbiamuseum.org.
Carolina Ballet company auditions will be held Saturday, August 23, 1 p.m., CMFA ArtSpace, 914 Pulaski Street for ages eight and up. Girls/Ladies wear black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, ballet bun, light make up. Boys/men wear white leotard or Tshirt, black bike shorts, white socks, or black tights, and black shoes. 771-6303 or www.carolinaballet.net.
Nutcracker auditions will be held Saturday, August 23, children ages three–five, 2 p.m.; boys ages six and up, 2:30 p.m.; girls ages six–eight, 3 p.m.; girls ages nine–11, 4 p.m.; girls/ladies ages 12 and up, 5 p.m. Dress requirements: girls/ladies wear black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, slick bun, light makeup. Boys/men wear T-shirt or leotard, black bike shorts, white socks and shoes or black tights and black shoes, Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet, 914 Pulaski Street. 771-6303 or www.carolinaballet.net.
The Greater Columbia Chapter of Allen University Alumni Association (GCCAUAA) will present the Valor Awards Saturday, August 23, 6 p.m. , John Hurst Adams Gymnatorium on Allen University Campus, 1530 Harden Street. email@example.com or 360-3404.
Blood drive will be held at Shandon UMC, Player Dining Room, 3407 Devine Street, Sunday, August 24, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. www.redcrossblood.org sponsor code ShandonUMC or 256-8383 ext. 113.
Brett’s Rainbow Bereavement Camp, sponsored by Palmetto Health Hospice, will be held Saturday, October 11, Westwood High School, 180 Turkey Farm Road, Blythewood. Camper applications are due by Friday, October 3. 296-3100 or CampSite.PalmettoHealth.org.
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church’s Third Annual Classic Car and Art Show will be held Saturday, August 23, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., 6952 St. Andrews Road. 732-2273.
The Spiritual Action Team Ministry will sponsor a youth seminar Saturday, August 23, 7:45 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Rehoboth Baptist Church, 4642 Hardscrabble Road. 743-8425 or www.rehoboth-baptist.org.
The national Sons of Spanish-American War Veterans will hold its 78th national convention in Columbia the weekend of August 29–31. Some events will be open to the public. www.ssawv.org.
Village Church 5th Annual Back-in-the- Swing Fling will be held August 24, 5–7 p.m., 574 Rimer Pond Road, Blythewood. 419-0989 or www.blythewoodvillage.com.
36th annual Jubilee: Festival of Heritage, presented by Historic Columbia, will be held Saturday, August 23, 1–7 p.m., Mann-Simons Site, 1403 Richland Street. istoriccolumbia.org or 252-1770 ext. 23.
City of Cayce will host the Cayce Centennial Celebration Weekend September 5–7, with Centennial Kickoff Party on the Congaree Friday, September 5, 6–10 p.m., Guignard Brick Works, 100 Granby Crossing; Family Fun Day, Saturday, September 6, 12–5 p.m., Granby Gardens Park (City Hall Complex); and History Day and Birthday Party, Sunday, September 7, 2–5 p.m., Cayce Historical Museum (City Hall Complex).
Children’s Trust of South Carolina will celebrate 30 years of keeping kids safe at its annual gala and benefit Saturday evening, August 23, 6–11 p.m., Columbia Marriott, 1200 Main Street. scchildren.org/gala.
Lexington County Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale will be held September 26–28, Friday and Saturday 8 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday 12–5 p.m., S.C. State Farmers Market, 3483 Charleston Highway, West Columbia.
The March of Dimes South Carolina Chapter is accepting applications for 2015 community grants. Organizations interested in applying should request an application by emailing SCGrants@marchofdimes.com. Applications are due by 3 p.m., September 5.
Health Screening will be held at Trenholm Park September 6, noon–4 p.m. healthycolumbia.org or 667-9630.
Columbia Museum of Art will present the final Kress Anniversary Lecture with Rebekah Compton, assistant professor of Renaissance and Baroque art at the College of Charleston’s lecture “The Glory of Color: Pigments in Early Florentine Altarpieces,” Friday, August 29, noon, Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main Street. columbiamuseum.org.
Third annual Martha’s Market will be held Saturday, September 13, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Union United Methodist Church Family Ministry Center, 7582 Woodrow Street, Irmo. 781-3013 or www.unionunitedmethodist.org.
First Market (First Nazareth Baptist Church Farmers Market) will be held Saturdays through November 22, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Millwood Parking Lot across from the church. 254-6232.
Seeds of Hope Farmers Market is held Thursdays, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow Street parking lot.
Greater is Coming (GIC) Business Referral Network meets the second Thursday every month, 6:30 p.m., Southern Wesleyan University Columbia Campus. 743-6900.
South Carolina Midlands First Responders and Military Service Members Night of Remembrance will be held Thursday, September 11, 4:30 p.m., SC Midlands First Responders and Military Service Members Remembrance Memorial (adjacent to Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street).
South Carolina State Museum has new hours, including extended hours every Tuesday. The entire museum, as well as the new planetarium, observatory and 4D theater will be open every Tuesday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Planetarium shows will play on Tuesdays at
11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. 5 p.m., and 7 p.m. 4D movies will play on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. scmuseum.org.
Freeway Music Festival will be held August 23, 1 p.m., Tin Roof, 1022 Senate Street. 237-4620 or 422-5259.
Cornelia Freeman Concert Series will be held Sunday afternoons, 3 p.m., USC School of Music Recital Hall, 821 Assembly Street. www.sc.edu/music/freeman.
The City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department Summer Concert Series will continue through August 29 at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street. Mike Stone & The Kritikal Band has been rescheduled for Friday, August 29, 7–10 p.m.; Karaoke Idol finals will be held Friday, August 29. 545-3100 or www.columbiasc.net.
Westwood Marching Band Invitational will be held Saturday, September 20, 6:45 p.m., featuring Richland District Two high school bands, Westwood High School, 180 Turkey Farm Road, Blythewood. 691-4049 or www.westwoodbands.org.
Columbia Opportunity Resource (COR) will present Music Break, Wednesday, September 3, 5:30 p.m., Music Farm Columbia, 1022 Senate Street. Music Break connects local musicians with business leaders for a unique evening of networking and entertainment. www.ourcor.org/music-break.
I Have a Dream Rally will be held August 28, 8:30–10 a.m., Columbia courthouse lawn, sponsored by Richland County Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) and SCDSS. www.rccasa.org.
Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge (VBOB) reunion will be held August 31, Marriot Hotel. vbob.org.
City Year Columbia AmeriCorps members will kick off a year of full time service in three schools Friday, September 12, 11:30 a.m., lobby, 1201 Main Street. 727-1578 or www.cityyear.org/columbia.
South Carolina Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will hold its 10th Annual Columbia Out of the Darkness Community Walk October 26, Columbia Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel Street, 2–4 p.m. www.outofthedarkness.org, or 667-9853.
SC Team Hope Walk for Huntington’s Disease at Finlay Park will be held Saturday, October 4, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. 983-2052 or www.hdsa.org/thwcolumbiasc.
Columbia Metropolitan Airport will host its 5th and Final Runway Run 5k Saturday, November 22, 10 a.m., Columbia Metropolitan Airport’s runway.
Junior Achievement of Central South Carolina’s annual 5K Fun Run will be held Saturday, August 23, 7:30 a.m., Duncan Street between King and Maple Streets, (behind Hand Middle School). www.strictlyrunning.comwww.columbiaairport.com.
Richland R.U.N.S., a charity road race that celebrates all of Richland County — Rural, Urban, Neighborhoods and Suburbs, will be held Saturday, October 4, 7:45 a.m., Jim Hamilton – L.B. Owens Airport. www.rcgov.us or 576-2050.
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 meets Sundays, 1 p.m., ACOA Club, 2015 College Street. A selfhelp 12 step group for people with mental, emotional, and substance use problems.
Anger Management Group meets Thursdays, at 6 p.m., 427 Meeting Street, West Columbia. Learn multiple techniques for managing triggers and gaining control of emotions. 739-5712.
Sistercare holds a weekly, free teen counseling group for girls ages 13-17 encouraging teens to have healthy dating relationships free of domestic violence. 926-0505.
The Columbia Area Neuropathy Group will meet Tuesday, August 26, 11 a.m., Shandon UMC, 3407 Devine Street, Dunn–Smith Building, room 209. 782-5823 .
American Legion Post 215, 2432 Chappelle Street is open six days a week (closed Wednesday), 5 p.m.– until with cash bar. Open to veterans and non veterans. 765-0175.
A free seminar for veterans and their dependents on the subjects of VA Appeals and Service Connection will be presented Tuesday, September 16, 7:30 p.m., American Legion Post six, 200 Pickens Street. 788-9498.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia will hold its next volunteer orientation session August 27, 6– 7 p.m., 4300 North Main Street. www.bbbsgc.org or 691-5700.
Historic Columbia’s Education Department needs volunteers for its Traveling Trunk program. Training session for interested volunteers will be held 10 a.m., Monday, August 25, Robert Mills Carriage House, 1616 Blanding Street. historiccolumbia.org or 252-1770 ext. 26.
Midlands Audio Institute will hold a free seminar on Tuesday, August 26, 7–8 p.m., Northeast Campus of Midlands Technical College. 732-0432.
Gang awareness, martial arts demo, and basic self defense for scouts will be held August 23, 9 a.m., Life Force Karate Studio, 7808 Garners Ferry Road. 606-8955.
Life Force Karate Studio will put on a demonstration September 6, 11 a.m., Dorn VA Hospital. Boy Scouts will also be there to visit the veterans. 606-8955.
Shepherd Center of Columbia starts fall semester September 10, 3401 Trenholm Road. Hourly classes 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m. New classes include Behind the Scenes with local TV personalities, Myths, Truths, and Rumors of the Civil War, Friedman’s Fables, This Life I Have Lived, and Operatic Surprises. Returning favorites: classic movies, short stories, handbells, WWII jazz and swing, travel trekking, and creative writing. Beginner and advanced classes in bridge, yoga, dulcimers, French, ukulele, acrylic, and watercolor painting. Luncheon speakers, 12 p.m. Lunch available, $7. www.shepherdcentercolumbia.org.
Zumba master class “Neon Lights” will be held Friday, August 22, 6–7:30 p.m., Trenholm Park. 787-0216.