2017-12-29 / Events

Events

•ART

“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.

Tapps Art Center and Palmetto Luna Arts will present Through the Eyes of Salvador: Afro-Cuban Public Art January 4–26 with an opening reception January 4, 6–10 p.m., 1644 Main Street. www.tappsartscenter.com.

•CHURCH/CHARITY

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.

•CLUBS

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.

•COMPETITION

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.

•DMV

South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) is extending its Saturday hours in preparation for the state’s new driver’s licenses and identification cards, including REAL IDs, next year. Beginning Saturday, January 6, 2018, the six offices that currently operate two Saturdays a month from 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. will open for two Saturdays a month, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. for limited services. The six Saturday offices include Aiken, Charleston – Leeds Avenue, Greenville – Saluda Dam Road, Lexington, and Rock Hill. Beginning Saturday, March 3, 2018, these six offices will open every Saturday (besides those connected to holidays, such as Memorial Day) for the foreseeable future. www.scdmvonline.com.

•FUNDRAISER

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.

•HEALTH

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.

•HOLIDAYS

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.

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.

The City of Columbia’s Parks Rangers will host 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.

All Richland Library locations will be closed Sunday, December 31, 2017 and Monday, January 1, 2018 in observance of New Year’s Day. richlandlibrary.com.

Keep the Midlands Beautiful’s Grinding of the Greens Christmas tree recycling program will be held December 26, 2017–January 11, 2018. Hours and locations vary. Drop-off locations in Lexington and Richland Counties—Ball Park Road, 301 Ball Park Road, Lexingtion, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 7 a.m.– 7 p.m., Sunday, 3–7 p.m.; Bush River Road, 6109 Bush River Road, Columbia, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 7 a.m.–7 p.m., Sunday 3–7 p.m.; Caughman Road Park, 2800 Trotter Road, Hopkins, Monday–Friday, 2–9 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.–8 p.m., Sunday, 1–6 p.m.; City of Columbia Compost Facility, 121 Humane Lane, Columbia (off Shop Road across from SPCA), Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.; Chapin, 103 Distant Lane, Chapin, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 7 a.m.–7 p.m., Sunday, 3–7 p.m.; Clemson Road, 900 Clemson Road, daily, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; Crooked Creek Park, 1098 Old Lexington Highway, Chapin (next to Chapin Middle School), daily, 7:30 a.m.–11 p.m.; Edmund, 325 Landfill Lane, Lexington, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 7 a.m.–7 p.m., Sunday, 3–7 p.m.; Forest Lake Park, 6820 Wedgefield Road, Columbia, Monday–Friday, 2–9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.–8 p.m., Sunday 1–6 p.m.; Fort Jackson Recycling Center, Building #6568 on Lee Road, Fort Jackson (Enter the Fort through Gate 2 on Forest Drive. After Burger King, turn left onto Lee Road) Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.–3 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.; Friarsgate Park, 1712 Chadford Road, Irmo, Monday–Friday, 2–9 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.–8 p.m., Sunday, 1–6 p.m.; Hollow Creek Tree Farm, 228 Windmill Road, Gilbert, Sunday–Saturday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; Lexington County Sandhills Collection Center, 3241 Charleston Highway, Cayce, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 7 a.m.–7 p.m., Sunday, 3–7 p.m.; Polo Road Park, 730 Polo Road, Columbia, Monday–Friday, 2–9 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.–8 p.m., Sunday, 1–6 p.m.; Richland County C&D Landfill, 1070 Caughman Road, North (off Monticello), Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Saturday, 12:30–5:30 p.m.; Richland County Adult Activity Center, 7500 Parklane Road, Columbia Monday–Friday, 2–9 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.–8 p.m., Sunday, 1–6 p.m.; Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church, 5503 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington, Sunday–Saturday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; Seven Oaks Park, 200 Leisure Lane, Columbia (Near the intersection of St. Andrews and Piney Grove Roads), Sunday–Saturday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; South Carolina State Farmers Market, 3483 Charleston Highway, West Columbia, Sunday–Saturday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; Southeast Collection Center, 538 Martin Neese Road, Swansea, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 7 a.m.–7 p.m., Sunday, 3–7 p.m.; St. Andrews Park, 920 Beatty Road, Columbia, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 2–9 p.m., Saturday. 9 a.m.–8 p.m., Sunday, 1–6 p.m. Free mulch from the recycled Christmas trees will be available to the public Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Seven Oaks Park, 200 Leisure Lane, Columbia (near the intersection of St. Andrews and Piney Grove Roads); South Carolina State Farmers Market, 3483 Charleston Highway, West Columbia, 8:30 a.m. until the mulch runs out. 803-733-1139 or www.KeepTheMidlandsBeautiful.org.

•MEETING

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.

•MLK

The University of South Carolina will host a series of public events in commemoration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. January 18–21, including the university’s School of Law will open the festivities with a film screening of Rikers: An American Jail followed by a panel discussion Thursday, January 18, 6 p.m., Honorable J. Karen Williams Courtroom, School of Law building, 1525 Senate Street; annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration breakfast Friday, January 19, 7:30 a.m., “The Zone” at Williams-Brice Stadium; “Freedom Rings: An artistic celebration of the life of Dr. Martin L. King Jr.,” Sunday, January 21, 6 p.m. Koger Center. 803-777-9943.

•MUSIC

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, 7:30 p.m., Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene Street. 803- 252-2222 or www.kogercenterforthearts.com.

Dixieland Jazz Concert will be held Sunday, January 7, 2:30–5 p.m., Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle. www.carolinajazzsociety.com or 803-432-1504.

•NOMINATIONS

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.

•REUNIONS

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.

•SENIORS

Atria Forest Lake residents and guests will host Better Together, a story-sharing event that is part of an ongoing effort to create a wiser, more connected world January 11, 2:30 p.m., 4405 Forest Drive. 803-790-9800 or deborah.bailey@atriaseniorliving.com.

•SPORTS/FITNESS

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.

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.

•SUPPORT GROUP

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

•WORKSHOP S

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.

Lexington Medical Center will offer a series of free smoking cessation classes Tuesdays, beginning January 9, 6–8 p.m., 811 West Main Street, Lexington. 803-358-6180 or LexMed.com.

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