2015-03-20 / Events



Gore Salon in Irmo will hold its Seventh Annual “Primping for PAALS” fundraiser Sunday, April 12, 1–5 p.m., to benefit the service dog training organization, PAALS (Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services). www.paals.org or 788-7063.


Columbia Infringement Arts Festival will be held March 20-22 in multiple venues around the city including Conundrum, Drip Coffee, the Cotton Gin, and City Yoga. www.infringementcolumbia.org.


BlueChoice┬« HealthPlan Medicaid will host “Repack the Backpack” 2–5 p.m., Sunday, March 29, Martin Luther King Park. 382-5817.


Temple Zion Baptist Church Women’s Ministry will hold its annual Women’s Ministry Conference Sunday, March 22, 11 a.m., 1174 Heyward Brockington Road. 754-0933 or www.templezbc.com.

55th Anniversary Program of the Gospel Choir of Cleaves Memorial CME Church will be held Sunday, March 22, 2:30 p.m., 3407 Beaumont Avenue. 736-9884.

Grace United Methodist Church, 410 Harbison Boulevard, will host a Hot Dog Supper, 6 p.m., Friday March 27, followed by the movie Redeemed for adults and VeggieTales – Twas the Night Before Easter for children at 7 p.m. 732-1899.


Congaree Land Trust (CLT), with Palmetto Pride, will host the Cowasee Clean-up Saturday, March 28, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., Cowasee Basin along US #76/#378. Participants will meet at the Billy Tolar Boat Landing which is located on US #76/#378 (Garners Ferry Road) where it crosses the Wateree River between Columbia and Sumter. www.congareelt.org.


Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina wil host the Alliance Leadership Summit March 24 and 25, 9:30 a.m., Embassy Suites, 200 Stoneridge Drive. www.sccharterschools.org.

South Carolina State Museum will present the inaugural South Carolina Muzzleloader Conference, Show and Sale Friday April 10 and Saturday, April 11, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., 301 Gervais Street. 898-4948 or scmuseum.org.

Allen University Hip Hop Studies Conference will be held Friday, April 17, 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Allen University, 1530 Harden Street. ktrumpeter@allenuniversity.edu.

State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman will deliver the keynote address at the Delta Kappa Gamma State Convention Saturday, May 21 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel. 467-6587.


Contra Dance will be held March 21, 7 p.m., Heyward Street United Methodist Church, 2501 Heyward Street. www.contracola.org or 760-5881.

Historic Columbia and the dance team of Richard Durlach and Breedlove will step back in time at the historic Big Apple to present a night of swing dancing for Swingin’ at the Big Apple Friday, March 27, 7 p.m., 1000 Hampton Street. 252-1770 ext. 23 or reservations@historiccolumbia.org.


Grace United Methodist Church will host its Annual Sunrise Service 7 a.m., Easter Sunday, April 5, on the patio of Lakeside Apartments, 401 Harbison Boulevard.

Mayor Steve Benjamin and family along with the City of Columbia will host the annual Let’s Move! Easter Egg Hunt Friday, April 3, 1–3 p.m., Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street. 545-3100 or kcmitchell@columbiasc.net.

Temple Zion Baptist Church will celebrate Christ’s resurrection during Easter service Sunday, April 5, 11 a.m., 1174 Heyward Brockington Road. 754-0933.

Village Church’s 14th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza will be held April 4, 11 a.m., Jeep Rogers Family YMCA, Northeast Columbia. www.blythewoodvillage.com or 419-0989.


Fourth Annual “It’s All About Herbs” Festival, presented by The Herb Bunch of Lexington, S.C., will be held Saturday, April 11, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Lexington County Museum, 231 Fox Street, Lexington. 530-7530 or patricia.gates@oit.edu.


Ashland United Methodist Men’s Annual Chicken BBQ will be held March 21, 2–6 p.m., 2600 Ashland Road. 798-5350.

Slow Food at Indie Grits Sustainable Chefs Showcase & Potluck will be held April 19, 3–6 p.m., 711 Whaley Street. www.indiegrits.com/events/slow-food/.


Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter will host a Sweet & Savory fundraiser 6–9 p.m., Thursday, March 26, EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais Street. During the event, local chefs will compete for best savory hors d’oeuvres and best sweet treats. 786-6819 or www.palmettoplaceshelter.org.

Curing Kids Cancer and the Columbia Fire Department will hold the second annual Fire Truck Pull to benefit pediatric cancer research Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m., Columbia Fire Department, 1800 Laurel Street. www.curingkidscancer.org/firetruckpull or 238-19210.

Riders Remembered Angels of Support will host a Memorial Ride for Kyle Gause, a single father who was the victim of a hit and run in August 2014, April 11 , 9 a.m., Harley Haven, just off I-26 at exit 101-B. 255-5547 or www.ridersremembered.org.

Toasting the Ivories fundraiser will be held March 24, 6–8 p.m., to help purchase the new piano at The Cabaret at Marv’s, Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady Street. 254-9732.


Columbia Garden Club Plant Exchange will be held Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m., Forest Park Shopping Center, Forest Drive. 261-7471 or columbiagardenclub.com/events/plantexchange. html.


Vetready: Putting our Veterans Back to Work will host Support Our Troops Resource & Career Fair Thursday, March 26, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Medallion Conference Center, 7309 Garners Ferry Road. www.vetready.org.


United Methodist Women at Grace United Methodist Church, 410 Harbison Boulevard, will hold its annual Indoor Yard Sale Saturday, June 14, 7 a.m.–1 p.m. 732-1899.


Columbia Baroque Sixth Annual Gala “Going Green” will be held Sunday, March 22, 4–6 p.m., Spring Valley Country Club, 300 Spring Valley Road. www.columbiabaroque.com.

Reid Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will hold its 10th Annual Easter Concert, “A Joyous Proclamation,” Sunday, March 29, 5 p.m., 704 Gabriel Street. 786-0701.


The first annual Miss Victorious Gala™ & Pageant will be held March 27, 7:30 p.m., South Carolina State Museum, 301 Gervais Stree. www.missvictoriousgala.com.


Suddeth Automotive will offer a free Women’s Car Care Seminar Saturday, April 18, 9:30 a.m., 1410 North Millwood Avenue. 256-2110 or www.SuddethAuto.com.


Scott Bader-Saye will speak on “Guns, Violence, and Fear: A Theological Response to the Idolatry of Security” at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (LTSS) Thursday, March 26, 1 p.m., Stavros Lecture Hall, 4201 North Main Street. www.scottbadersaye. eventbrite.com or 461-3217.


Walk Like MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) Columbia will be held March 22, Saluda Shoals Park. Registration is 2 p.m.; opening ceremony, 3 p.m. 748-7333 or www.walklikemadd.org/columbia.

Pastor’s Cup Golf Classic will be held Monday, April 20, Columbia Country Club, 135 Columbia Club Drive, Blythewood. 754-6000 or PastorsCupscGolf@gmail.com.

Richland Sertoma Club will host the Celebrate Sound Walk—Columbia Saturday, March 21, 9 a.m., Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road. richlandsertomaclub.org.

Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation will host the 9th Annual “Jailbreak 5K Run & Walk” Saturday, May 23, 8 a.m., Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, 521 Gibson Road, Lexington. 785-8230 or www.strictlyrunning.com.

City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor the Active Adults Olympic Games for adults age 50 and older Monday, May 18–Friday, May 22. Competitions will be held in the evenings. Times and locations will vary. Olympic-style medals will be awarded. 545-3100 or kcmitchell@columbiasc.net.

Swim for a Cause will be held Friday, March 20, 6 a.m.–6 p.m., Downtown YMCA Pool, 1420 Sumter Street. 799-9187 or www.columbiaymca.org.


Columbia Area Neuropathy Support Group will meet Tuesday, March 31, 11 a.m., Dunn- Smith building, Shandon United Methodist Church, 3004 Devine Street. 782-5823.


Arts at Shandon will present Becoming Harriet Tubman April 10, 730 p.m., Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow Street. 771-4408 or www.shandonpres.org.


Historic Elmwood Park Tour of Homes + Gardens will celebrate its 32nd year Saturday, April 11, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Elmwood Park, Downtown Columbia, corner of Bryan and Park Streets. www.historicelmwoodpark.org.

SERCO will present PREVUE—the launch of a Lower Richland Heritage Corridor Tours Packages, April 25, noon–3 p.m., Historic Harriet Barber House, 116 Barberville Loop, Hopkins. sercoevents@gmail.com or 261-5596.


WWII Ceremony, hosted by Military Timeline Impressions, will be held March 29, 2 p.m. to Commemorate the First Us Army Mass Parachute Drop, at the site of the 82d Airborne Division Monument on Highway US1 between Elgin and Camden. 356-0611.


International Coordinator Juanita Mendenhall will speak about how Disaster Assistance Partnerships (DAP) helped to open the first school in Madina, Sierra Leone, one year ago, 7 p.m., Monday, April 13, University of South Carolina Russell House Theater. ifhe.org.

Columbia Art Center will offer a four-day multimedia visual art camp, Spring Break Art Camp, for children ages six-12, March 30–April 2, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1928 Calhoun Street. 545-3093.

Office of Business Opportunities, in partnership with ECI-Find New Markets, will hold a social media workshop for small businesses Thursday, March 26, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., 1301 Gervais Street. 545-3950.

Historic Columbia, Shenandoah Restorations Inc., and the Committee for the Restoration and Beautification of Randolph Cemetery will hold a hands-on window restoration workshop Saturday, March 21, 9 a.m., Debruhl- Marshall House, 1401 Laurel Street and Thompson Cottage,1623 Richland Street. historiccolumbia.org or 252-1770 ext. 23.

Lexington Medical Center will present its March physician lecture, “What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting It,” Monday, March 23, 6 p.m. inside the Lexington Medical Park 1 Auditorium. LexMed.com.

Brighten your Spring at Shepherd’s Center of Columbia, 3401 Trenholm Road with choice of 31 hourly classes offered nine Wednesdays, starting April 1. www.shepherdcentercolumbia.org or 779-4449.

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