2017-12-22 / Events



“Quilted Fascinations,” a show of quilted art by Janet Swigler, will be exhibited through January 22, 2018, in the social hall of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, 2701 Heyward Street. It can be viewed during the church office hours of 9:15-1:45 Monday-Friday (799-0845) or by appointment. The public is invited to a reception Sunday, January, 7, 2018, at 2 p.m. in the UUCC social hall.

Call for Artists! Registration for Columbia Open Studios, presented by 701 CCA, is now open. Deadline to register is January 18, 2018. Columbia Open Studios will take place Saturday, April 7, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sunday, April 8, 12–6 p.m. www.columbiaopenstudios.org.

The Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) will open Seen and Heard, a free exhibition at Tapp’s Art Center (1644 Main Street), featuring photography and portraiture by a diverse group of women and girls from across the Midlands region February 1–22, 2018. Opening night February 1 will include a free reception with light refreshments beginning at 5:30 p.m., with an artist panel beginning at 6:30 p.m. 803-978-2474.


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.

Kingsmen Breakfast will be held Saturday, January 13, 8–10 a.m., Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. www.ChristianLifeColumbia.com.

IF Blythewood will hold a one day event Saturday, February 10, 8:30 a.m., Sandy Level Baptist Church, 408 Blythewood Road, Blythewood, S.C. register.ifgathering.com/event/ifblythewood.

Saxe Gotha AWE Worship Team will hold a Night of Prayer & Worship Sunday, February 2, 7 p.m., Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church, 5503 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington. www.saxegotha.org.


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.

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.


Irmo Smiles will host Dentistry From The Heart providing adults with free dental care January 27, 7:30 a.m.–7 p.m., 7321 St. Andrews Road, Irmo. www.dentistryfromtheheart.org.


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.

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.

Famously Hot New Year, headlined by artist Elle King, will be held Sunday, December 31, 6:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m., 1201 Gervais Street. FamouslyHotNewYear.com.


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.

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.


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.


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.

Sesquicentennial State Park, Two Notch Road, is offering First Day Hikes Monday, January 1—two-mile hike at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; less strenuous half-mile nature walk at 2 p.m. 803- 788-2706 or sesqui@scprt.com.

Main Street ICE’s special holiday operating hours began Monday, December 18. The ice skating rink, located at Boyd Plaza (corner of Main and Hampton streets), will open from 12 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and noon to 10 p.m. on Friday. Saturday (10 a.m. to 10 p.m.) and Sunday (1 to 9 p.m.) hours will remain the same. The rink will be closed on Christmas Day and will be open from 10 a.m. until midnight on New Year’s Eve. The holiday schedule will end Monday, January 1, 2018. 803-545-3100.

The Columbia Parks & Recreation Department is accepting registrations for its Youth Baseball and Softball Programs. Boys ages three-15 and girls ages 12 and under can participate in the program. The last day to register is Friday, February 16, 2018. 803-545-3100.


Alcoholic’s Anonymous 24 Hours 803-254-5301.


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.

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.

Arnold Bremen’s 100-year tour of American Musical Theater “Another Opening, Another Show: 100 Years of Broadway’s Greatest Musicals,” classes will be held Wednesdays, January 10–February 28, 1:30–3 p.m., Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle. 803-779-1971 ext. 103 or www.louriecentersc.com.

Keeping the Meditation Resolution will be held Thursday, January 4, 11, 18, and 25, 7–8:30 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 213 St. John’s Church Road, Lexington. www.stjohnsmeditation.com.

Dave Ramsey Solutions’ Financial Peace University (FPU) will be held beginning Sunday, January 21, 6 p.m., Columbia Crossroads Church, 2723 Ashland Road. www.fpu.com/1055120.

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