2017-10-13 / Events



Animal Protection League Annual Benefit Auction will be held Saturday November 4, 6–10 p.m., Medallion Center, 7309 Garners Ferry Road. 803-603-5443 or aplscevent@gmail.com.

Columbia and Lexington Animal Services will host a Halloween Adoption Special with adoption fees reduced to $31 Friday, October 27–Tuesday, October 31, Columbia Animal Services, 127 Humane Lane, Columbia; and Lexington Animal Services, 321 Ball Park Road, Lexington. 803-776-7387 or 803-785-8149.


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.


Pure Barre Pop-Up: Celebrating Five Years in Five Points Saturday, October 14, 9–10 a.m. (street will close at 8 a.m., class 9–10 a.m., post-class meet and greet until 11 a.m.), Five Points fountain. MindyBody.com.


Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church (SGPC) Worship Arts Ministry will hold its annual “Music Sunday” Sunday, November 5, 11 a.m., 5503 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington. www.saxegotha.org.

Celebrating six years in ministry honoring Pastor Kimberly Brown will be held Friday–Sunday, October 13–15, Temple of Deliverance Prayer and Praise Ministry, 121 John Mark Dial Road. 803-776-1330.

Kingsmen Breakfast will be held Saturday, October 14, 8–10 a.m. , Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. 803-238-7795 or www.ChristianLifeColumbia.com.


Every third Saturday in September Keep the Midlands Beautiful, along with thousands of South Carolinians, volunteer to clear trash from our beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes, and swamps. Due to Hurricane Irma, the cleanup has been postponed until Saturday, October 21, 9 a.m.–noon. This year, participants will again clean the banks of the Lower Saluda River. 803-733-1139 or www.keepthemidlandsbeautiful.org.


The Future Scholar 529 College Savings plan is hosting Future Scholar Holler Facebook Sweepstakes, which will award lucky Clemson University and University of South Carolina football fans game tickets, memorabilia signed by the coaches and $529 in Future Scholar college savings. Through October 20, parents are invited to enter the sweepstakes by posting a public photo to their personal Facebook page of their child or family decked out in USC or Clemson gear with the hashtag “#FutureScholarHoller.” One fan from each school will be randomly selected to win a prize pack and a $529 Future Scholar contribution. Entrants must be the parent or guardian of a current or potential Future Scholar beneficiary, who must be a legal resident of South Carolina under the age of 18 (infants to high school seniors). www.futurescholar.com/holler.


Columbia Classical Ballet’s Imagine: Ballet Rocks, a fusion of classic rock and classical ballet, premieres Friday, October 13, Koger Center for the Performing Arts. www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=441 or go to columbiaclassicalballet.com or 803-252-9112.


Trinity Cathedral Bazaar will be held October 14, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., 1100 Sumter Street. trinitysc.org/trinitybazaar.

The Midlands Crafter’s Association in conjunction with Lexington Middle School will present the 2017 Christmas Craft Show and Holiday Bazaar November 4, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Lexington Middle School, 702 N. Lake Drive, Lexington S.C. 803-553-4912 or haleymackphotog@gmail.com.

UofSC Fall Literary Festival 2017 will be held October 26, October 31, and November 9, 6 p.m., Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library, Thomas Cooper Library. library.sc.edu/news/index.php?post_id=1883.

Corpus Christi Catholic Church will hold its 2nd Annual Health and Wellness Fair Saturday, October 14, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., 2350 Augusta Road, Lexington. 803-808-7559 or jmunnett@sc.rr.com.


Five Points Association will present the 30th Annual Chili Cook-Off in Five Points Saturday, October 21, noon–6 p.m., intersection of Greene Street and Pavilion Avenue. www.FivePointsColumbia.com.

Bubbie’s Brisket & Bakery Jewish Food Extravaganza will be held Sunday, November 12, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., Beth Shalom Synagogue, 5827 N. Trenholm Road. 803-782-2500 or www.BethShalomColumbia.org.

A Soup-er Celebration will be held October 28, 12–2 p.m. with all you can eat home-made soups, bread, beverage, dessert for $10 (check or cash), plus old-fashioned, homemade, take-out bake sale, hosted by Shepherd's Center, 3401 Trenholm Road. Entertainment by Blue Serenade Orchestra.Order tickets by October 25 at 779-4449 or shepherdscent626@bellsouth.net.

Mayor’s Campaign Against Breast Cancer Isabel Law Breakfast will be held Friday, October 20, 6–9 a.m., City Hall Parking Lot, 1737 Main Street. 803-545-3546. The annual College of Education Homecoming BBQ will be held Friday, October 27, 6–8 p.m., Wardlaw Courtyard. Please RSVP by October 24. kleinja@mailbox.sc.edu.


Midlands Heart Ball will be held January 19, 2018, State Fair Grounds, Cantey Building 1200 Rosewood Drive. midlandsheartball.heart.org.

Midlands Heart Walk, sponsored by the American Heart Association, will be held March 24, 2018, Colonial Life Arena. midlandsheartwalk.org.

Midlands Go Red For Women Luncheon will be held Friday, May 18, 2018, 11 a.m., USC Alumni Center, 900 Senate Street. t-Ciara.Gray@heart.org.

Historic Columbia’s The Palladium Society (TPS) will host the 14th annual Bluegrass, Bidding & BBQ fundraiser Thursday, October 19, 7–10 p.m., grounds of Robert Mills House & Gardens, 1616 Blanding Street. historiccolumbia.org/bbq.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Annual Walk will be held Saturday, October 21, 9 a.m., Spirit Communications Park. www.alz.org/walk and select Columbia Walk or 1-800-272-3900.

Jukebox Memories for Alzheimer’s will be held Friday, November 17, 7 p.m., Seawall’s. www.jukeboxmemoriesforalz.com or 803-917-5502.


Bravo Blythewood, the Town of Blythewood, and the Doko Meadows Park Foundation will present the Palmetto Citizens Amphitheater Grand Opening and Dedication Thursday, October 26, 6 p.m., Doko Meadows Park in Blythewood. bit.ly/2wtl2Qz.


City of Columbia’s “Spooktacular Halloween Party” will be held Tuesday, October 31, 5–9 p.m., at Dutch Square Mall, 421 Bush River Road. 803-545-3100.

VillageChurch will present the 13th Annual Lake Scare-O-Lina, a family friendly Fall festival, Sunday, October 22, 4–6 p.m., Jeep Rogers Family YMCA in Lake Carolina. www.blythewoodvillage.com or 803-419-0989.

SAFE Columbia purple pumpkin party will be held Sunday, October 22, 3–5 p.m., 1110 Kinley Road, Irmo (Episcopal Church of St. Simon & St. Jude). RSVP is required by October 18 in order to participate. karen@scepilepsy.org.

“Rock the Lott” Halloween Trunk or Treat, sponsored by Richland County Sheriff’s Department, will be held Tuesday, October, 31, 6–8 p.m., 1701 Westchester Drive (Columbia High School Parking Lot).


South Carolina’s 64th Annual Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade will be held on December 2, 9:45 a.m. in Downtown Columbia. This year’s parade theme is “A Superhero’s Holiday!” Applications for participation and sponsorship information can be found at www.carolinacarillon.com.


Allen University will host its Fall Career Fair for Full & Part - Time Jobs and Internships Monday, November 6, 1–4 p.m., John Hurst Adams Gymnatorium, 1517 Pine Street. 803-255-4742 or 376-5704.


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.


Matthew Ganong will perform a weekly series of piano and organ concerts Thursdays, noon, Anglican Church of the Epiphany, 2512 N. Beltline Boulevard. ganong@bellsouth.net.

Freeman Sundays @ 3 concerts will be held November 19, February 4, and March 25, 3 p.m., USC School of Music Recital Hall, 813 Assembly Street. sc.edu/music/freeman or 803-777-4280.

Dr. Ronald H. High will conduct a Vocal Music Workshop for Church Soloists Saturday, October 21, 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Mt. Olive AME Church, 216 Blue Ridge Terrace Lane. 803- 719-0413.

Dixieland Jazz Concert will be held 2:30–5 p.m., Sunday, November 5, Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle, Maxcy Gregg Park. www.carolinajazzsociety.com.

Palmetto Chamber Orchestra will present Italian and Spanish Extravaganza with works by Vivaldi, Ravanello, Rossini, and Granadas Sunday, October 22, 7 p.m., Katie and Irwin Kahn JCC, 306 Flora Drive. 803-787-2023.

The Michael Miller Band will be in concert Saturday, October 21, 6–9 p.m., The Backyard Café, 940 Old Barnwell Road, West Columbia. 803-951-0405 or thebackyardcafe.com.


Columbia’s fabled B-25C GF-2 is turning 75, and the South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation (SCHAF) is celebrating with an October 14 Open House and celebration, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Hamilton-Owens Airport. schistoricaviation.org.


Midlands Chapter of the SC Native Plant Society will hold a plant swap Saturday, October 14, 10 a.m.–noon, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3909 Forest Drive. 767-8660 or 457-4081.


Dreher High Class of ’68, please contact Beth Grimes Williams with your email address for information on the upcoming Class of ’68 reunion scheduled for April 6, 2018. bethgwilliams@bellsouth.net or 803-960-1432.


Annual Fall Camellia Show will be held at the SC State Fair Cantey building Friday, October 20, 7 a.m.–noon. Rules for entry: scfairgrounds.com/oes/entry_ exhibitor/docs/flowers/ Camellia_ Blooms_ Show.pdf


Spes Technologies will host the 2017 SC WOD for the Fallen as well as the SC Run for the Fallen. Scheduled for November 4–5, the third annual SC Run for the Fallen takes place over 120 miles from Charleston to Columbia. The race dedicates each mile to a fallen South Carolina soldier with an American Flag and biographical card to honor their memories. The end of the race is signified by a 5K that ends at the State House with a short ceremony. www.scrunforthefallen.org.

Greenview Park will host its first Pong Fest (table tennis) Saturday, October 14, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., 6700 David Street. 803-754-5223.


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., Thursday, November 2; Senior Beach Retreat, Monday, October 16–Thursday, October 19; Holiday Lights/Shopping Trip to North Charleston Tanger Outlets, Monday, December 4; Key West and Cozumel Cruise, Monday, December 11–Friday, December 15. www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs /senior/trips or 803-545-3100.


The Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center is offering the seasonal flu vaccine at no cost to veterans. At Dorn VAMC, Veterans can visit their Primary Care Clinic, Medical Clinic, or Community-Based Outpatient Clinic to get their flu shot during scheduled appointments or on a walk-in basis, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Employment Group will host Employment Law Seminars Wednesday, October 25, 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m., Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Columbia Office, 1201 Main Street, 24th Floor. www.hsblawfirm.com/connect/events/columbia-hr-law-seminar.

HomeschoolCounselor.com,® a nationwide counseling service for homeschoolers, will host a two-day homeschool parent conference October 27–28, 6–9 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday, Faith Presbyterian Church, 1811 Dutch Fork Road, Irmo. homeschoolcounselor.regfox.com/rhetoric-for-grading-sc17.

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