2017-02-17 / Events



EdVenture summer camp registration will open February 15. Beginning June 4 through August 18, 26 different Ed-traordinary themed camp sessions will provide children ages four–12 years old fun for the summer. Camps are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a complimentary early drop-off starting at 7:30 a.m. Extended stay is available until 6 p.m. for $10 per day. www.edventure.org or 803-779-3100.


Wednesdays@First Lunch Service—First Presbyterian Church lunch service is each Wednesday; lunch served at 11:30 a.m., brief service 12:20–12:50 p.m. Hot lunch $6; soup and salad $5. Jackson Hall, 1324 Marion Street. 799-9062.

Redeemer Northeast Church is a new church meeting at Jeep Rogers YMCA, 900 Lake Carolina Drive, Sundays, 10 a.m. redeemernortheast.org.

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, with Rev. Tula Henson, Rector, holds services Sundays, 10 a.m., 900 Calhoun Street. 803-765-1519 or www.SaintTimothysChurch.com.


The Little Gym of Columbia, the experiential learning and child physical development center, will sponsor a Family Fun Night at EdVenture Friday, February 24, 5–8 p.m., 211 Gervais Street. 803-738-1115 or www.TheLittleGym.com/ColumbiaSC.


Kingsmen Men’s Breakfast will be held Saturday, February 18, 8–10 a.m., Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. 803-238-7795.

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 900 Calhoun Street will hold its annual Mardi Gras Celebration Saturday February 25, 5:30 p.m. 803-699-9642.


“Let’s Talk Golf,” a fundraiser benefiting independent living for Columbia seniors, will be held Saturday, February 25, 9 a.m., Gymnasium of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2827 Wheat Street. 803-602-6434, or www.thefriendship.org.

Spring Valley Education Foundation’s 31st Annual Auction, “Greetings From the Valley,” will be held March 4, 6 p.m., Richland Two Institute of Innovation (R2i2), Village at Sandhill), 763 Fashion Drive. www.supportspringvalleyhigh.org.

Tickets are now on sale for Riverbanks spring fundraiser, Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden, which will be held Friday, April 28, 7–9:30 p.m., 1300 Botanical Parkway in West Columbia. 803-779-8717 or www.riverbanks.org.


Columbia Museum of Art will host its 2017 Gala, A Night in Wonderland, Saturday, April 1, 2017, 7 p.m.–midnight, 1515 Main Street. columbiamuseum.org/gala.


SC Garden Jamboree Let’s Go Native! will be held Friday, April 21, 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Old Bush River Road. Hosted by Lexington County Master Gardener Volunteer Association. 803-338-9495 or Lcmgv.org.


Black History Extravaganza, hosted by the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department, will be held Monday, February 20, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Greenview Park, 6700 David Street. 803-545-3100.


NAMI Education meetings are held second Tuesday of each month at Trenholm Road Methodist Church, 3401 Trenholm Road, 6–7:30 p.m., Room 110. info.namimidcarolina@gmail.com.

South Carolina Advocates for Epilepsy (SAFE) will meet Sunday, February 19, 3 p.m., Episcopal Church of St. Simon and St. Jude, 1110 Kinley Road, Irmo. www.scepilepsy.org.

South Carolina Mental Health Commission business meeting will be held Friday, March 3, 10:30 a.m., SCDMH Administration Building, 2414 Bull Street, Room 320.

The Newcomers Club of Greater Columbia will hold its next luncheon Thursday, February 23, 11:30 a.m., Lexington Country Club, 1066 Barr Road, Lexington. 750-6695 or www.newcomersofgreatercolumbia.com.


Grace United Methodist Church, 410 Harbison Boulevard, will host a hot dog supper followed by the movie Joshua, Friday, February 24, 6 p.m. 803-732-1899.


Harpeth Rising will be in concert Saturday, February 18, 8 p.m., Blue Moon Series, 2701 Heyward Street. 803-200-2824 or www.uucoffeehouse.org.

Guest artist Joyce Yang, piano, will join USC Symphony Orchestra February 21, 7:30 p.m., Koger Center for the Arts. 803-251-2222 or kogercenterforthearts.com.

The Symphony League will host Come to the Cabaret! Friday, February 24, 5:30–8:30 p.m., Michell’s M Grille/M Space, 530 Lady Street. 803-782-5084.

The 2017 Young Organist Competition will be held Saturday, March 11, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Shandon Methodist Church, 3407 Devine Street.

Rick Monroe will be in concert Saturday, March 4, 8–11 p.m., Frayed Knot Bar and Grill, 1701 Dreher Island Road, Chapin. www.rickmonroe.com.

Love Fellowship Choir Concert will be held Sunday, February 26, 4 p.m., Temple Zion Baptist Church, 1174 Heyward Brockington Road.

Opera at USC will present Later the Same Evening Friday and Saturday, February 24 and 25, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 26, 3 p.m., Drayton Hall, 1214 College Street. sc.edu/music/opera or 803-777-5369.


The Great Backyard Bird Count, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Audubon Society, will be held at the Carolina Children’s Garden, 900 Clemson Road, Saturday, February 18, 8:30–10:30 a.m. carolinachildrensgarden@gmail.com.

Columbia Parks & Recreation Department will free ranger-led activities for both youth and adults during the month of February, including— Love, Riverfront Park!, Tuesday, February 14, 5:30–8:30 p.m., 312 Laurel Street; Citizen Science and the Great Backyard Bird Count, Saturday, February 18, 8:30 a.m., Granby Park, 100 Catawba Street; and Sunday, February 19, 3:30 p.m., Riverfront Park North, 4122 River Drive; Knowing the Night, Tuesday, February 21, 6 p.m., Riverfront North parking lot, 4122 River Drive; and Lower Trail Loop Walk, Saturday, February 25, 1 p.m.; Riverfront Park North parking lot, 4122 River Drive. 803-545-3100.


Registration for the City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department’s Youth Baseball League has begun. Youth ages three–15 can participate in the program. The last day to register is Friday, March 3, 2017. The Youth Baseball League regular season will be held April 3–June 3, 2017. To download a registration form, visit www.columbiasc.net/parksrecreation/programs-activities/youth. Registration forms are also available at any City recreation center or at the Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 1111 Parkside Drive. 803-545-3100.

City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department’s registration for the 2017 Spring Adult Softball and Adult Kickball leagues are now open. The leagues are open to adults age 18 and over. Adult Softball for Men’s, Coed, and Law Divisions—registration deadline Friday, February 24, games begin the week of March 13, Earlewood Park, 1111 Parkside Drive and T. S. Martin Park, 1810 Germany Street. Adult Kickball League (Coed, Competitive, and Noncompetitive Divisions), registration deadline Friday, February 24, games begin the week of March 13, Earlewood Park, 1111 Parkside Drive. www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/programs-activities/adult or 803-545-3100.

Columbia NEDA Walk at USC will be held Saturday, February 18, 10 a.m., 1400 Greene Street. nedawalk.org/columbiasc2017.

The 2017 Midlands Heart Walk will be held April 1, 8–10:30 a.m., Colonial Life Arena, 801 Lincoln Street. 803-806-3092 or midlandsheartwalk@heart.org.

The First Tee of Columbia at the James E. Clyburn Golf Center will hold its Spring Golf Session for children ages five–17 March 14–May 20, 2091 Slighs Avenue. Peewees (ages five–six)—Thursdays, 5:30–6:30 p.m.; PLAYer (First time or returning participants, ages seven–17)— Wednesdays, 5:15–6:45 p.m. or Saturdays, 8:30–10 a.m.; Par (Must be a Certified PLAYer to participate, ages seven–17)— Saturdays, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.; Birdie (Must be a Certified PLAYer to participate, ages 11 and up)—Saturdays, 8:30–10 a.m. at Riverside Par-3. 803-255-8920 or www.TheFirstTeeColumbia.org.


Weekly meeting of Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families is held every Thursday, 7–8 p.m., ACOA Club, 2015 College Street. thelaundrymatattheacoaclub@gmail.com.

GriefShare will be held Wednesdays, through April 19, 6:30–8:30 p.m., Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. www.clcolumbia.com.


The City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department and Greenview Park Senior Club will host the Puttin’ on the Ritz Senior Talent Show Saturday, March 11, 2 p.m. Contestants must register by Saturday, March 4. 803-754-5223 or tcchatman@columbiasc.net.


Ridge View High School will present The Academy of Dance Arts Performance of The Wizard of Oz February 18, 3 and 7 p.m.; and February 19, 3 p.m., 4801 Hard Scrabble Road. 803-699-2999.


Dr. Rudy Mancke will hold a Guided Nature Tour of Guignard Park Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tour participants will meet at the entrance to Guignard Park at the intersection of Knox Abbott Drive and Axtel Drive. The tour is free of charge, however, space is limited. Advance registration is required. Call to register, 803-550-9520 by March 31.


What to Know to Maximize Social Security Income Lunch & Learn workshop will be held Thursday, February 23, 12–1 p.m., Main Street in Columbia. 803-223-7003.

Addiction, Identifying It and Getting Help workshop will be held Saturday February 18, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., 1105 Belleview Street. www.BetterDecisionsBetterHealth.Com.

Conflict & Resolution, with a Victim Component workshop will be held Saturday, March 11, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., 1105 Belleview Street. www.BetterDecisionsBetterHealth.Com.

Richland 101, a free, annual course that teaches residents the basics of Richland County Government, will be held 6–8 p.m., Monday and Thursday, March 9–April 10, at various locations. www.rcgov.us/Residents/Richland101 or 803-576-2067.

Jackie Whitmore will speak on Historical Connections to Lang Syne Plantation in Fort Motte, S.C. Sunday, February 19, 3 p.m., Richland County Library, Southeast Branch, Garners Ferry Road.

The City of Columbia Community Development Department will host its Second annual All Access Columbia Conference Saturday, March 4, 8:45 a.m.–2 p.m., Dreher High School, 3319 Millwood Avenue. 803-545-3373.

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