2017-03-17 / Events



Columbia Arts Academy will host Dogs Rock IV, a benefit concert for PETSinc, Sunday, March 26, 3 p.m., Wild Wings Café in Harbison. www.petsinc.org/super-powermatch.


South Carolina State Museum will offer a new line up of camps for spring break and summer presented by Aflac for the 2017 season, including Spring Break Camps— Monday, April 10, Astronomy Day; Tuesday, April 11, S.T.E.A.M Day; Wednesday, April 12, Natural History Day; Thursday, April 13, History Day; Friday, April 14, Art Day. Summer Camps include (for six–eight years old) Creative Engineering—June 6–10 and July 18-22; We Like to Move it, Move it! June 5–24 and August 1-5; Stayin’ Alive: A Megalodon-sized Mystery—June 12–16 and July 24–28; Full STEAM Ahead—June 19–23 and July 31–August 4; RoboCamp—June 26–30 and August 7–11; (for ages nine–11) Build-a-Bot—May 29–June 2 and July 10–14; Journey through the Stars—June 5–9 and July 17–21; Engineering in Flight—June 12–16 and July 24–28; History Mysteries: Detective Finn and the Case of Museum Mania—June 19–23 and July 31–August 4; Positively Patterned—June 26–30 and August 7–11; (for middle school campers) Soda City Scholars Summer Field Study—The Art of History—May 29–June 2 and July 10–14; Eco- Adventure Field School—June 5–9 and July 17–21; Professionals. . . in Spaaaace!—June 12–16 and July 24–28; SciFi Science—June 19–23 and July 31–August 4; Historian 101— June 2–30 and August 7–11. scmuseum.org.

Columbia Art Center will hold Spring Break Art Camp April 10–13, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., Art Center, 1928 Calhoun Street. Youth, ages six–12 may participate. Deadline to register is Monday, March 27. www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/art -center.


“Women Pouring into Women” Conference will be held Saturday, March 18, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m., Dunn’s Chapel Church, 281 Chapel Road, West Columbia. www.dunnschapel.com.

St. James AME Church, 413 Henderson Street, will celebrate its Family and Friends Event Saturday, March 18, 6:30 p.m. and March 19, 10 a.m. 803-561-9624.

Community Feeding will be held at Stedfast Christian Center Saturday, March 25, 12–2 p.m., 5200 Fairfield Road. 803-786-9129.

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.


Holy Week Services at Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road, include: Maundy Thursday Communion Service April 13, 7–8 p.m.; Good Friday Communion Service April 14, 7 p.m.; Easter Egg Hunt April 14, 7:45 p.m.; Easter Worship Family Services Sunday, April 16, 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m. clcolumbia.com.

Village Church’s 15th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza at the Jeep Rogers Family YMCA in Northeast Columbia will be held April 15, 11 a.m. 803-419-0989 or www.blythewoodvillage.com.


Columbia Design League is now accepting entries for the annual Runaway Runway design competition and recycled fashion show which will be held Saturday, April 29, 7 p.m., Columbia Museum of Art. www.columbiadesignleague.org.

Project Catwalk Fashion Show, hosted by the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. Columbia, SC Section, will be held Saturday, May 6, 2 p.m., Antioch Baptist Church Family Life Center, 5715 Koon Road. ncnwcolumbiasc@gmail.com.


35th Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points will be held Saturday, March 18, gates open 9 a.m.–7 p.m., Five Points, Columbia. www.StPatsColumbia.com.

Historic Happy Hour Leprechauns and Libations will be held Friday, March 17, 5:30–7 p.m., Robert Mills Carriage House. www.historiccolumbia.org.


Knights of Columbus Fish Fry will be held Fridays through April 7, 5:30–8 p.m., 1623 Marion Street. $8 adults, $5 kids, or family $25.

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin will be cooking at EdVenture’s first 100 Men Who Cook for Kids event, Sunday May 21, 6:30 p.m. EdVenture.org


The 11th Annual St. Baldrick’s Event for Childhood Cancer Research will be held Saturday, March 25, 1–5 p.m., Carolina Ale House in the Vista, 708 Lady Street. Richland County Sheriff’s Department Deputies will shave their heads for kids cancer research! www.stbaldricks.org.

Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser to Benefit American Heart Association/Relay for Life, co-sponsored by Richland County Sheriff’s Department, will be held Wednesday, March 29, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., Region 3 Headquarters, 6429 Bishop Avenue. 803-576-3063.

The Epworth Alumni Association will hold its 9th annual Cook-Out for Kids April 8, Epworth Children’s Home, 2900 Millwood Avenue. www.epworthchildrenshome.org.

Low Country Shrimp Boil Fundraiser will be held at Asbury United Methodist Church, 1005 Asbury Road, April 22, 4:30–7:30 p.m. 803-394-8421 or 803-606-2957.


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.

Allen University will host its 12th Annual Richard Allen / UNCF Awards Gala Saturday, March 18, 6–11:30 p.m., Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street. 803-255-4770 or www.allenuniversity.edu.


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.


Souper Bowl of Caring Tackle Hunger Midlands Luncheon will be held April 19, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., The Zone at Williams Brice Stadium. debbie.summers@souper bowl.org.

National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Columbia (SC) Chapter will host its annual “My Sister’s Keeper Awards and Scholarship Luncheon” Saturday, April 8, 12 p.m., The Medallion Conference Center. mysisterskeeperaward17@gmail.com.


The Lourie Center, in partnership with the Capital City Big Band (CCBB) and with support of some of the area’s patriotic and cultural organizations, will present a dance and concert of live music from the WWII-era Tuesday, April 18, 7–9 p.m. The weekday event will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid. April 18, 1942, is the date on which the audacious Doolittle Raid took revenge on Tokyo for the unprovoked bombing of Pearl Harbor. 803-779-1971 or www.louriecentersc.com.

Israeli-American cellist Amit Peled will be in concert Tuesday, March 21, 7:30 p.m., Koger Center for the Arts. 803-251-2222 or kogercenterforthearts.com.


Columbia Park Rangers are offering free outdoor adventure programs, including— Seasonal Trees & Plants, Saturday, March 18, 1–2:30 p.m., Riverfront North parking lot, 4122 River Drive; Celebrate the Equinox! Monday, March 20, 7–8 p.m., Red Schoolhouse at Riverfront Park South parking lot, 312 Laurel Street; World Water Day, Wednesday, March 22, 5–7 p.m., Red Schoolhouse at Riverfront Park South parking lot, 312 Laurel Street; Spring Fever Fix, Tuesday, March 28, 7–8 p.m., Riverfront North parking lot, 4122 River Drive; No Foolin’ Nature Walk, Saturday, April 1, 9–10:30 a.m., Riverfront North parking lot, 4122 River Drive. 803-545-3100.


Columbia Parks and Recreation Department is offering a variety of day and overnight trips for adults age 50 and older through its 2017 Senior Trips Program, including Cherokee Indian Casino, 6 a.m.–8 p.m., Thursdays, March 23, July 13, and November 2; Fruit Farms Tour, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Tuesdays: May 9 (strawberries), June 13 (blueberries), and July 11 (peaches); Lake Murray Dinner Cruise, 5 p.m., Tuesday, August 8; Apple picking in Hendersonville, N.C., Thursday, September 7; Senior Beach Retreat (sponsored by the S.C. Recreation and Parks Association), Monday, October 16–Thursday, October 19 (Full payment due by Friday, July 28); Holiday Lights/Shopping Trip to North Charleston (Tanger Outlets), Monday, December 4; Key West and Cozumel Cruise, Monday, December 11–Friday, December 15 (full payment due by October 1). 803-545- 3100 or www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs/senior/trips.


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.

Turning Pages Third Annual Golf Tournament will be held Saturday April 1, 9:30 a.m., Charwood Golf Club, 222 Clubhouse Drive, West Columbia. 803-775-2000 or www.charwood.com.

Joe Strong Bocce Tournament to benefit Special Olympics South Carolina will be held Sunday, March 19, 12 p.m., Thirsty Fellows, 621 Gadsden Street. (803) 360-2446 or www.so-sc.org.

Bowl For Kids’ Sake, sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia, will be held Saturday, March 25, 2:30–8 p.m., AMF Park Lanes, 900 Axtell Drive, Cayce. www.bbbsgc.org/bfks.

City of Columbia Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) will hold the City of Columbia Open Streets Event Sunday, April 2, 1–4 p.m. (road closure from 12–5 p.m.), Devine Street between King Street and the Fire Department.

The First Tee of Columbia will hold a fundraising golf tournament at Cobblestone Park Golf Club, March 24. www.thefirstteecolumbia.org.

ABC Carolinas Columbia Council will present The Capital Classic Golf Outing Tournament Thursday, April 13, 12 p.m. check-in, Timberlake Country Club, 222 Timberlake Drive, Chapin. 803-345-9909 or associatedbuilderscarolinasncassoc.weblinkconnect.com.

The South Carolina Autism Society will hold its annual signature fundraising and awareness walk, Strides for Autism, Saturday, April 1, 9 a.m., Saluda Shoals Park in Irmo. www.scautism.org/strides or 803-750-6988.


Columbia City Ballet will perform Beauty & The Beast Saturday, March 18, 3 and 7:30 p.m., Koger Center for the Arts. 803-251-2222 or www.kogercenterforthearts.com.


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.


The City of Columbia Office of Business Opportunities (OBO) will host a Women’s Business Opportunity Conference Wednesday, March 29, 1–5 p.m., AGAPE Conference Center, 1624 Main Street. 803-545-4433 or ebwade@columbiasc.net.

The SC Bar Young Lawyers Division (YLD) will host an adoption fair, Families Forever Fair, Saturday, April 1, 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Cecil Tillis Center, 2111 Simpkins Lane, to assist families considering adoption. www.scbar.org/adoption or 803-799-6653, ext. 135.

South Carolina Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network will hold the first SBDC Day March 22, a national movement to help share the small business success stories and notable impact SBDCs have fostered nationwide. www.AmericasSBDC.org/SBDCDay.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) of South Carolina will host WorkSmart, a salary-negotiating workshop for women in mid-career or seeking advancement, Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m., Columbia College. aauw-sc.aauw.net.

“Grow Your Business Event” will be held Thursday March 30, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Columbia International University Entrepreneurial Center, 7435 Monticello Road. Register by Tuesday March 28 at www.ciu.edu/grow.

Columbia Housing Development Corporation will hold a Homebuyer Workshop Thursday, March 23, 5:30–7 p.m., 1225 Lady Street, Suite 201. 803-545-3767.

John Tudor’s Magic Workshop will be held Saturday April 1, 1–3 p.m., Columbia Children’s Theatre, 413 Brookshire Drive. www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com, or 803-691-4548.

Vessel Yoga: Mindful Movement for Health of Mind and Body series begins in April, Fridays, 1:30–2:30 p.m.; Beginners Yoga will be held Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.; Intermediate Yoga will be held Tuesdays, 12–1:30 p.m., Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle. 803-779-1971 or www.louriecentersc.com.

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