2017-12-08 / Events



Brookland Baptist Brotherhood will honor three “Drum Majors in The Movement” during its 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday program, Saturday, January 13, 9 a.m., 1066 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia. 803-776-8072.


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.


Chi Iota Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. along with the Project Aspiration Foundation will host its 2nd Annual Black History Bowl February 17, 9:30 a.m., Irmo High School Auditorium. The competition is for students in grades nine–12 from area high schools, churches, and community groups. The purpose of the competition is to celebrate the contributions of African Americans in American history. 803-371-2851.


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.

Columbia Opportunity Resource (COR) will host its annual Time for Art Holiday Gala Saturday, December 9, 7–10 p.m., Tapp’s Arts Center, 1644 Main Street. www.eventbrite.com/e/time-for-art-holiday-gala-tickets-36958579105.

Spring Valley Rotary Club is holding its annual Young Plantations Pecan sale through late December. Through this annual fundraiser the club provides $40,000 in support to local Columbia non-profits including Harvest Hope Food Bank, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, Transitions, the Lourie Center, and many others and provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors from Spring Valley and Ridgeview High Schools. 803-873-0254, or www.springvalleyrotary.com.

SC’s 3rd Strike Out HD (Huntington’s Disease) Bowling Bash will be held Saturday, December 9, 2:30–5 p.m., Royal Z Lanes, 8512 Two Notch Road. Includes 2 hours of bowling and shoe rental. www.hdsa.org/columbiascstrikeouthd.

Boston Butt Annual Fundraiser Sale by the Lower Richland Ruritans, $30 for Christmas meal. Call or text Pam at 369-9538 or email at pamc@thecolumbiastar.com Deadline to order is December 17. Ready for pickup at the L.R. Ruritan Clubhouse December 20.


Reindogs and Elves, a holiday costume contest for canines and elves will be held at the Carolina Children’s Garden, 900 Clemson Road Sunday, December 10, 2-4pm. www.carolinachildrensgarden.org.

Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church (SGPC), 5503 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington, Christmas schedule includes—Advent Sundays December 10, 17, and 24, 11 a.m.; Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Services, 11 a.m., Children’s Service for Families in the sanctuary featuring SNL Children’s choirs; 5:30 p.m. A.W.E. Contemporary Service in Light House Auditorium; and 7 p.m., Traditional Family Service in sanctuary; Music Drama—December 1 and 2, Lexington County Choral Society Christmas Concerts “Sounds of Christmas,” 7:30 p.m., in sanctuary; December 16, 7 p.m. and December 17, 11 a.m., “Forever Gloria” Cantata; December 3, Children’s Christmas Celebration, 9:45–10:30 a.m.; New Year’s Eve Services December 31, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Traditional Worship and 11 a.m. A.W.E Contemporary Service. www.SaxeGotha.org.

Historic Columbia December 2017 events will include— Holiday House Tours through Saturday, December 31, Robert Mills House & Hampton-Preston Mansion, Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Sunday, 1 and 4 p.m.; tours of the Hampton-Preston Mansion will be offered Tuesday–Saturday, 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m. , 1616 Blanding Street; Second Sunday Roll: Lower Richland, Sunday, December 10, 2–3:30 p.m., meet at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills; Robert Mills House Volunteer Training, Monday, December 11, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Robert Mills House; Candlelight Tours & Carriage Rides, Friday, December 15, 6–9 p.m., Robert Mills House & Hampton-Preston Mansion; Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 16, 8–11 a.m., Robert Mills Carriage House; Dollar Sunday Woodrow Wilson Family Home Sunday, December 17, 1–4 p.m., meet at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills. historiccolumbia.org.

Christopher Towers Crafters Annual Holiday Craft Fair will be held December 8, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. 1805 Devine Street. 240-291-6709.

The Art of Christmas at OTM Gallery—Over the Mantel Artists have created an array of beautiful paintings and artwork in time for holiday giving—Saturday, December 9, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., 3142 Carlisle Street. 803-719-1713 or juliaseabrookmoore@gmail.com.

City of Columbia’s New Year’s Eve Party for Kids will be held Sunday, December 31, 2–6 p.m., Main Street ICE, corner of Main and Hampton streets. 803-545-3100.

Flourishing Families, in partnership with Southeastern Freight Lines, will host a Foster Care Community Christmas Celebration drop in Saturday, December 9, 2–4 p.m., RADIUS Church, 300 W. Main Street, Lexington. www.flourishingfamiliessc.org.

Salon at Remington College Columbia Campus is offering 50 percent off one salon service December 1–31, 607 Bush River Road. Plus, anyone who brings in one new unwrapped toy can enjoy a free manicure, pedicure, or haircut. The toys will be donated to help make sure every child in the Columbia area has a present to open this holiday season. 803-214-9062.


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 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.

University of South Carolina School of Music December Events include—Saturday, December 9, 10 a.m., The Atria; and Sunday, December 10, 2:30 pm, Presbyterian Home of S.C.; Carolina LifeSong Initiative Student Recital Sunday, December 10, 1 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall; USC String Project Concert Sunday, December 10, 3 p.m., Johnson Performance Hall, Darla Moore School of Music; Congaree New Horizons Band Concert Wednesday, December 13, 7 p.m., Copenhaver Band Hall, 324 Sumter Street; Congaree New Horizons Band Jazz Night Thursday, December 14, 7 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall; Pre-college Cello Class Recital Saturday, December 16, 3:30 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall; and Columbia Baroque Winter Holidays Celebration Friday, December 19, 7 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall. www.columbiabaroque.com.

Columbia Community Concert Band will present Sounds of Christmas December 15, 7:30 p.m., Airport High School Auditorium.

Colla Voce Christmas will be held December 15, 7:30 p.m., Anglican Church of the Epiphany, 2512 North Beltline Boulevard. 803-777-5369.

Annelies (Anne Frank), performed by Colla Voce and the Avanti Trio, will be held April 29, 2018, 3 p.m., Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center, 306 Flora Drive. 803-777-5369.

Bach Around the Clock will be held May 11, 2018, noon–midnight, St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 5220 Clemson Avenue. 803-777-5369.

Palmetto Opera will present The Barber of Seville February 2, 2018, 7:30 p.m., Koger Center for the Arts. www.palmettoopera.org.

Christmas Music Vesper program will be held Sunday, December 17, 6 p.m., Sidney Park CME Church, 1114 Blanding Street.

Eddie Huss and Friends Benefit Concert, will be held at Shandon United Methodist Church Sunday, December 17, 5 p.m., 3407 Devine Street. www.shandon-umc.org or 803- 256- 8383.


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 registration period for City Hoops, the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department’s instructional youth basketball program for boys and girls ages four through eight, is open through Friday, December 15. The program is an opportunity for youth to have fun and learn basketball fundamentals. Registration forms are available and can be submitted at any community recreation center or at the Parks and Recreation Administration Office at 1111 Parkside Drive, Columbia, SC 29203. www.columbiasc.net-parks-recreation or 803-545-3100.

Registration for the City’s Winter Adult Basketball League began Monday, December 4. The league is open to males ages 18 and older. The registration period will close Friday, December 29. League play will begin Sunday, January 7. Registration forms are also available at any community center or at the Parks & Recreation Department’s Administration Office, 1111 Parkside Drive. 803-545-3100 or www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation.

The City of Columbia’s Parks Rangers will host the following activities during the month of December—Canal Lantern Tour, Tuesday, December 12, 6–7 p.m., meet at the Red Schoolhouse at the south end of Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel Street; Canal History Tour, Sunday, December 10, 1–2:30 p.m., meet at the Red Schoolhouse at the south end of Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel Street; Nature Walk, Saturday, December 16, 2–3 p.m., meet at the north end of Riverfront Park, 4122 River Drive; Winter Solstice Lantern Parade and Celebration, Thursday, December 21, 5–8 p.m., meet at the Red Schoolhouse at the south end of Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel Street; Last Day Leg Stretch, Sunday, December 31, 1–2:30 p.m., meet at the Red Schoolhouse at the south end of Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel Street. 803-545-3100.


Alcoholic Anonymous 24 Hours 803-254-5301.


Vets Christmas Charity Ride for William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center will be held Sunday, December 10, Carolina Honda, off Interstate 20 at Exit 70. 803-776-4000, ext. 7260 or www.vetsride.org.


Griefshare will be held Sunday, January 7–Sunday, April 8, 2018, 2–4 p.m., Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church, 5503 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington. 803-359-7770 ext 63.

Columbia Art Center will offer a fun and interactive art camp for children ages six–12 to explore the world of pottery and mixed media during their December winter break December 18–22, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

Chabad of South Carolina will partner with The Home Depot to offer a Pre-Chanukah Menorah Workshop Sunday, December 10, 1–2 p.m., 7701 Two Notch Road. 803-237-6084 or Chabadofsc.com.

Two Artists One Painting—Mixed Media Class will be held Wednesdays, January 10–February 7, 9:30–11:30 a.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227-C Taylor Street. 803-545-3093 or www.ColumbiaSC.net/parks-recreation.

Sewing Basics Class will be held Saturday, January 20, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, and June 9, 12–4 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227-C Taylor Street. 803-545-3093 or www.ColumbiaSC.net/parks-recreation.

Stamped Copper Earrings Workshop will be held Saturday, January 13, 12–4 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227-C Taylor Street. 803-545-3093 or www.ColumbiaSC.net/parks-recreation.

Transform Furniture in a Day Workshop will be held Saturday, January 27, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227-C Taylor Street. 803-545-3093 or www.ColumbiaSC.net/parks-recreation.

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