2017-11-10 / Events



Delta House, Inc. (DHI) will host its Holiday Bazaar November 11, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Delta Life Development Center, 5307 Fairfield Road.


Save our Sons Saturday Character Club meets Saturdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Harmony Project & the Burton Education Foundation, 1810 Court Plaza. 864-349-9754 or www.latchkeyinc.net.


Darla Moore School of Business will hold its 37th Annual Economic Outlook Conference (EOC) Friday, December 8, noon–4 p.m., University of South Carolina Alumni Center, 900 Senate Street. events@moore.sc.edu or 803-777-7311.


Blessings Galore Vendors’ Fair will be held Saturday, November 18, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Windsor United Methodist Church, 9500 Windsor Lake Boulevard. 803-788-1858.

SC Oyster Festival and $2 Historic House Tours will be held Sunday, November 19, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Robert Mills House and Hampton-Preston Mansion. scoysterfest.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.

The City of Columbia, Richland School District One, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Foundation have kicked off the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Honor the Dream Food Drive benefiting Harvest Hope Food Bank. The food drive ends December 8. The public can drop off donations at the following locations—City Hall, 1737 Main Street; Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C; Columbia Tennis Center, 1635 Whaley Street; Charles R. Drew Wellness Center, 2101 Walker Solomon Way; Earlewood Park, 1111 Parkside Drive; Emily Douglas Park, 2500 Wheat Street; Greenview Park, 6700 David Street; Hampton Park, 117 Brandon Avenue; Heathwood Park, 800 Abelia Road; Hyatt Park, 950 Jackson Avenue; Katheryn M. Bellfield Booker Washington Heights Cultural Arts Center, 2611 Grant Street; Lorick Park, 1600 Lorick Avenue; Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 2300 Greene Street; Melrose Park, 1500 Fairvew Road; Pinehurst Park, 2300 Pinehurst Road; St. Anna’s Park, 1315 Liberty Hill Avenue; Sims Park, 3500 Duncan Street; Woodland Park, 6500 Olde Knight Parkway; City Human Resources, 1225 Lady Street; Columbia Fire Department Headquarters, 1800 Laurel Street; Columbia Police Department Headquarters, 1 Justice Square; City of Columbia Satellite Payment Center, 3905 Ensor Avenue; Public Works, 2910 Colonial Drive; and Washington Square Payment Center, 1136 Washington Street. 803-545-3100.


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.

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


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.

The 32nd Annual Vista Lights will kick off the 2017 Midlands Holiday Season Thursday, November 16, 5–10 p.m., Lincoln and Park streets closed to auto traffic 5–10 p.m., and Gervais Street in the heart of the Vista closed to traffic 6–10 p.m. New this year—Vista Lights will feature a Kids Zone for 2017 with activities for children, face painting, balloon artists, and more on Lincoln Street. The evening’s highlight will be a tree-lighting ceremony at 7 p.m. at the intersection of Gervais and Lincoln. Be there by 6 p.m. to see the music and dance performances before the main event, the tree lighting. Prettier than Matt will play on stage immediately following the tree lighting and then Soda City Jazz Band will begin at 8 p.m. VistaColumbia.com.

Operation Turkey is an annual outreach ministry of Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church. Members will prepare and deliver over 1,000 Thanksgiving Day meals to people in need in the community. On November 22 and 23, volunteers will prepare and deliver meals to the needy. To volunteer for this ministry or to make a donation, please contact Eve Barker at missions@saxegotha.org. www.saxegotha.org.

Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church (SGPC) will hold its Operation Christmas Child Packing Party Wednesday evening, November 15, 6:15 p.m., SGPC Light House auditorium, 5503 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington. www.saxegotha.org.

The 28th Annual Christmas Traditions Holiday Open House at the Cayce Historical Museum will be held Saturday, December 2, 6–9 p.m., 803-739-5385 or www.cityofcaycesc.gov/museum.asp.


Open enrollment for individual health insurance began Wednesday, November 1, and this year’s open enrollment period for the Affordable CareAct (ACA) has been shortened to 45 days, ending December 15. BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina offers 24 plans available for individuals and families. www.SouthCarolinaBlues.com.


Second Chance Job Fair will be held Wednesday, November 15, 3–6 p.m., Dutch Square Center, 421 Bush River Road. 803-645-1936 or www.ynotu2.org.


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.

SAFE Federal Credit Union Easy Street Dinner will be held November 16, 6 p.m., Seawell’s Banquet Facility, Rosewood Drive. 803-469-8600.


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.

Bruce Xu, 14-year old music prodigy will perform an organ recital Friday, November 10, 7 p.m., Shandon United Methodist Church, 3407 Devine Street.

Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra Classics in Time Concert will be held Sunday, November 19, 3:30 p.m., Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College Street, Irmo. www.LMSO.org or 803-400-3540.

Temple Zion Baptist Church, 1174 Heyward Brockington Road, will host a free missions concert Saturday, November 11, 2:30 p.m. 803-754-0933.


The State of South Carolina is seeking nominations for the South Carolina Environmental Awareness Award through January 19, 2018. The award recognizes outstanding contributions toward the protection, conservation, and improvement of South Carolina’s natural resources. 803-898-4132 or scdhec.gov/environment/docs/eac/2016_ SC_ Environmental _Awareness_ Award_ Nomination_ Form.pdf.


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.


The Columbia, SC Gem & Mineral Society will hold its 2017 50th Annual Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show Friday, November 17, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday, November 18, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; and Sunday, November 19, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Jamil Temple, 206 Jamil Road. 803-736-9317 or www.cgams.org.


Alcoholic’s Anonymous call anytime 24 hours a day at 843-254-5301. GriefShare: Help for the Grieving—Surviving the Holidays will be held Wednesday, November 15, 7 p.m., Christian Life Church conference room, 2700 Bush River Road. 803-798-4488 or www.ChristianLifeColumbia.com


Second Sunday Stroll: Old Shandon will be held Sunday, November 12, 2–3 p.m., Richland Library’s Wheatley Branch. historiccolumbia.org.


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 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.

City of Columbia will host one of the Southeast’s largest Veterans Day Parades Friday, November 10, 11 a.m. from the intersection of Sumter and Laurel streets, and travel southbound on Sumter Street ending at Pendleton Street near the State House. 803-545-3100.

Remington College, 607 Bush River Road, is offering free salon services for veterans throughout the month of November. Veterans Day is November 11, but during the whole month, veterans can get a free service at the Columbia campus salon. This includes a haircut, shampoo and set, thermal style, makeup application, or facial. 803-214-9062 or remingtoncosmo.com.


The Turning Pages adult literacy tutoring program will sponsor “Authors for Literacy Book Signings” Saturday, December 2, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Lexington County Library, 5440 Augusta Road, Lexington. www.facebook.com/pg/turningpagesSC/about/?ref=page_internal.

The Lourie Center, in partnership with Columbia’s Gye Nyame Ensemble, will present “Echoes of the Past, Present, and Future: An African Experience,” Saturday, November 18, 6–7:15 p.m., 1650 Park Circle. 803-779-1971 ext. 103 or www.louriecentersc.com.

Book Binding Workshop will be held Tuesday, November 14, 5:30–8:30 p.m., City of Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street. 803-545-3093.

Pottery Workshop for Children will be held Saturday, November 18, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., City of Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street. 803-545-3093.

Chip Carved Bird House Workshop will be held Saturday, November 11, 12–4 p.m., City of Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street. 803-545-3093.

Sewing Basics classes will be held Saturday, November 18 and Saturday, December 9, 12–4 p.m., Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street. 803-545-3093 or bloliver@columbiasc.net.

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