2017-05-19 / Events



University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum’s exhibition Scenic Impressions: Southern Interpretations from the Johnson Collection, will run May 19–August 5, 2nd floor, North Gallery, corner of Pendleton and Bull street. 803-777-7251 or artsandsciences.sc.edu/mckissickmuseum.

The City of Columbia Art Center, Parks and Recreation Department is currently looking for artists who wish to participate in “Art Along the Trail” Saturday October 14. Specifically, artists are wanted who are willing to share their art with others. There is no fee for artist participation. bloliver@columbiasc.net.


Sixth Annual Boots & Badges Blood Drive will be held Friday, May 26, 7 a.m.–3 p.m., Charles Drew Wellness Center, 2101 Walker Solomon Way and Columbia Place Mall, 7201 Two Notch Road. 1-800-RED CROSS or redcrossblood.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.

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.

The Atlantic Institute and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia will host an Iftar dinner at UUCC, 2701 Heyward Street, June 2, 7:30 p.m. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast by not consuming food or water until after sundown. Once the sun sets Iftar—or fast breaking— dinners take place each night. This is an important time not only for those who participate in Ramadan because of their faith but also an important time to share this tradition with friends from different backgrounds over delicious food and through lively conversation. http://bit.ly/ramadan-uucc.

May is Women’s Month at Life Living Ministries, 6708 Two Notch Road. Upcoming events include—May 24, 7 p.m., “Act Like a Lady, Think Like God;” May 31, 7 p.m., “You Don’t Have to Act Like a Man” Part 2 of Act Like a Lady, Think Like God series. 803-404-0478.

City Baptist Jubilee Choir Union will hold its 95th anniversary Sunday, July 9, 2:30 p.m., Temple Zion Baptist Church, 1174 Heyward Brockington Road. 803-754-0933.

City Baptist Jubilee Choir Union will hold its annual banquet Friday, July 14, 7–10 p.m., Seawell’s Catering, 1125 Rosewood Drive. 803-463-8773.

Kingsmen Breakfast will be held Saturday, June 10, 8–10 a.m. Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. 803-238-7795 or CLColumbia.com


Magic in the Midlands, a family friendly revue show with seven magic acts, be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, corner of Bull and Blanding street, Friday, May 19, 7:30 p.m. The show is to benefit magician Rich Soos and his family, who lost their home in a fire. Tickets are free, a donation is requested. For reservations call 803-799-0030.

Midlands Fatherhood Coalition (MFC) of Lexington is currently seeking local fathers to participate in father-focused programs and weekly peer group sessions that provide assistance, education, and support to help men be responsible fathers for their children. 803-996-2114 or www.Father365.com.


Richland’s International Flavors on Decker Festival will be held Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Decker Center, 2500 Decker Boulevard. 803-799-3452.


Columbia Alumnae Chapter (CAC) of Delta Zeta will host its first Wonder Bowl bowling tournament June 3, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Anchor Lanes, Irmo. The Wonder Bowl will benefit Camp Wonder Hands, a Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital summer camp for deaf and hearing impaired children. Deadline to register is May 10. CACDeltaZeta@gmail.com.


Richland Library will offer a Young Adult Career Fair 2–5 p.m., Saturday, May 20, Main location, 1431 Assembly Street. 803-587-3637 or estoll@richlandlibrary.com.

Business Expo and Employment Fair will be held Saturday August 5, 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Florence Civic Center, 3300 West Radio Drive, Florence, S.C. 843-245-8048.


back to Richland County. The goals of the program are to supplement the diets of low-income seniors with fresh, nutritious produce and to support South Carolina’s small farmers. The program allows low income senior citizens—age 60 and older—to purchase fresh, nutritious, unprocessed fruits and vegetables from authorized farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and community-supported agriculture programs. The program will be available between May and October 15. Participants are awarded $25 in the form of five checks of $5 to spend at authorized farmers’ markets and stands. Checks are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Vouchers will be issued—St. John Baptist Church, 3404 W. Beltline Boulevard, June 3, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.; Grace United Methodist Church, 410 Harbison Boulevard, June 5, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.; Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, 8801 Bluff Road, Gadsden, June 6, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.; Delta Life Development Center, 5307 Fairfield Road, Columbia, June 8, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.


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.

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.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) monthly luncheon meeting is held 11:30 a.m., second Friday of each month, Seawell’s on Rosewood Avenue. 803-796-3106.

The Kingville Historical Foundation will host its first annual banquet, Saturday, June 3, 5 p.m., The Medallion Center, 7309 Garners Ferry Road. Admission tickets can be purchased at Jazza Barber Shop, 6300 Garners Ferry Road. 803-622-5137.

South Carolina State Employees Association Annual Meeting will be held June 3, 9 a.m., SCSEA Office Auditorium complex, 421 Zimalcrest Drive. www.scsea.com.


Vietnam Veterans Of America, Inc.—Chapter 303 Columbia will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony May 29, 1 p.m., Vietnam Memorial in Columbia’s Memorial Park.


The City of Columbia’s Summer Movies Series will kick off on Friday, June 2 at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street. Movies will be shown Friday nights, June 2–July 28. The following movies are free and open to the public: June 2, Star Wars: Rogue One; June 9, Moana; June 16, Angry Birds; June 23, Ghostbusters; June 30, The Secret Life of Pets; July 7, Sing; July 14, Finding Dory; July 21, Zootopia; July 28, Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them. Pre-show activities begin at 7:30 p.m. Movies will begin at sunset. 803-545-3100.

Summer Drive-In Series, presented by What’s Next Midlands, will be held monthly at Historic Columbia Speedway in Cayce—Saturday, May 20: Family Night ( The Sandlot); Saturday, June 17: Throwback Night ( Grease); Saturday, July 22: Horror Night ( The Shining); and Saturday, August 12: Star Wars Night ( Rogue One). Gates will open at 7 p.m. for each event, and the movie will start shortly after sundown. summerdriveinseries.com.


The Five Points Association will host the 19th annual Five After Five, a free and family friendly outdoor concert series in the heart of Five Points, at the fountain, June 4, July 2, and August 6, 4:30–9:30 p.m. www.FivePointsColumbia.com.

The Anglican Church of the Epiphany, 2512 Beltline Boulevard, holds an organ and piano recital under the direction of Matthew Ganong every Thursday at noon. Free and open to public.

Tyler Boone with Carly Burruss will be in concert May 19, 10 p.m., Main Street Public House, 1556 Main Street. www.tylerboonemusic.com.

The University of South Carolina School of Music’s SAVVY Chamber Showcase concert will be held Monday, June 5, 7:30 p.m., Richland Library, 1431 Assembly Street. www.sc.edu/music/savvy.

“100 Strong” John Work Chorus concert of the Booker T. Washington Foundation will be held Sunday, June 25, 6 p.m., 1400 Booker T. Washington Way on the University of South Carolina’s campus. 803-765-0514.


Limitless Sports’ 16th Annual Special Needs Ski Event will be held Friday, June 23, 9 a.m., 2000 Johnson Marina Road, Chapin. Lunch (with ice cream dessert) will be provided. pediatrics.midlandsortho.com/web/community-outreach-2 or 803-933-6118.

Columbia Parks & Recreation Department registration for the City’s Adult Basketball League is now open for men and women age 18 or older. Registration will close Friday, June 2. League play will be held June 11–August 2. Games will be played Mondays, 6–9 p.m. and Sundays, 2–8 p.m., Greenview, 6700 David Street or Martin Luther King Jr., 2300 Greene Street parks. www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation or 803-545-3100.

The Xtra Inch, in partnership with the First Choice Medicaid health plan, will hold First Choice Fit® Marcus Lattimore youth football camps for boys and girls ages five–17, July 22, 8 a.m.–2 p.m., Heathwood Hall School, 3000 S. Beltline Boulevard. 1-843-569-4643 or www.marcuslattimore.com.

Registration for the City of Columbia’s Summer Youth Basketball League is underway for youth ages eight–18. The registration period will close Sunday, May 28. League play will begin in June 2017. 803-545-3100 or www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation.

Richland County Sheriff’s Department will host the 5th Annual Ryan Rawl Memorial Event in honor of Deputy/1st Lieutenant Ryan Rawl, Tuesday, July 4, 7 a.m., Sumter Street side of the Statehouse, 1100 Gervais Street. www.strictlyrunning.com/gpuilreg-8l.aspuRaceId=2603.

Third annual Sweat It Out 5K run/walk will be held June 3, 7 a.m., Old Woodlands Park, 6500 Old Knight Parkway. www.sweatitoutcolumbia.com.


Divorce Care for Men and Women will be held Wednesdays through July 19, 7–9 p.m., Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. divorcecare.shannon@mindspring.com or 803-606-2999.


Telamon Corporation’s Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program will sponsor a Stand Down event for homeless veterans Friday May 19, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Cecil Tillis Center, 2111 Simpkins Lane. Agencies such as the Veteran’s Administration, SC Legal Services, Palmetto Health, SC HIV/Aids, DHEC, Operation Veteran Support, SC Works, United Way, South Carolina Combat Veterans Group and others will be on hand to assist homeless veterans and their families with needed services such as health screenings, veteran’s benefits, employment services, Hepatitis C testing, legal advice, health kits, clothing, housing referrals, and other support services. 803-256-7411.

Aspen Dental will offer free dental care for local veterans as part of its Healthy Mouth Movement Saturday, June 24, Aspen Dental Harbison, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.; Aspen Dental Garner’s Ferry, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.; Aspen Dental Lexington, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. www.HealthyMouthMovement.com.


The Lourie Center will host an educational workshop series about Alzheimer’s the first Thursday of each month through August, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. June 1—Healthy Living: Tips from the Latest Research, July 6—Dementia Conversations, August 3—Effective Communication Strategies. The Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle. www.louriecentersc.com.

Introduction to Sumi-e/Chinese Brush Painting Workshop will be held Saturday, June 10, 1–4 p.m., Edisto Discovery Park. Registration deadline May 26. 803-545-3093.

Jewelry Classes will be held Wednesdays June 14, 21, 28, and July 12, 6–8 p.m., Art Center, 1928 Calhoun Street. 803-545-3093.

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families will host its second annual DADS 2 GRADS educational community summit Saturday, May 20, 9:30 a.m., Midlands Technical College, Airport Campus, 1260 Lexington Drive, West Columbia. 803-227-8800 or www.scfathersandfamilies.com.

City of Columbia will hold a Historic Wood Siding Repair and Painting workshop Saturday, May 20, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., Little Red Schoolhouse, 312 Laurel Street. RLWalling@columbiasc.net.

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