2018-01-26 / Events



PAALS will host its annual Un-Gala, Jurassic Bark March 3, 7 p.m., S.C. State Museum. www.paals.org/ungala.


The TV show American Pickers will be filming in South Carolina this winter. The show is looking for leads and would love to explore hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send your name, phone number, location, and description of the collection with photos to americanpickers@cineflix.com or call 855-OLD-RUST.


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.

South Carolina State Museum will present Requiem for Mother Emanuel opening, Saturday, January 27. scmuseum.org.

Morris and Moore: In Person, the Contemporary Art of Page Morris and Julia Moore will be on exhibit Thursday, February 8, 5–8 p.m., Over the Mantel Gallery, 3142 Carlisle Street. overthemantel.com or 803-719-1713.


Metropolitan Opera Company of New York will hold auditions in Columbia Saturday, January 27, 10 a.m., Wright- Spears Center for the Arts at Columbia College.803-787-0287.


Columbia Parks and Recreation Department will host its Black History Heritage Ball Sunday, February 25, 5–8 p.m., Greenview Park, 6700 David Street. Tickets can be purchased at any recreation center with a check or money order. To find a recreation center near you, visit gis.columbiasc.gov/parkfinder/. To purchase a ticket with cash or a debit/credit card, visit the Parks and Recreation Department Administration Office, 1111 Parkside Drive. 803-545-3100.


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.

Kingsmen Breakfast will be held Saturday, February 10, 8–10 a.m., Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. 803-238-7795.

Community Feeding at Stedfast Christian Center will be held Saturday, January 27, 12–2 p.m., 5200 Fairfield Road. 803-786-9129.


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.


Valentine’s Dance with Heart ’n Soul will be held Friday, February 9, 7–10:30 p.m., Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle. 803-779-1971 or www.louriecentersc.com.

Columbia City Ballet’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be performed Saturday, January 27, 3 and 7:30 p.m., Koger Center for the Arts. www.kogercenterforthearts.com or 803-251-2222.


The City of Cayce will host the second annual Soiree on State April 14, 12– 8 p.m., along State Street, from Michaelmas Avenue (M Ave.) to Railroad Street. Artist, food, and community vendor applications are currently being accepted. RMoody@caycesc.gov or 550-9506.

Celebrate Black History Month at the 14th Annual Karamu Statewide Black History Parade and Festival Saturday, February 3, 12 p.m. Parade will kick off at the corner of Harden and Gervais streets and will travel south on Harden Street and end at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 2300 Greene Street. Festival will begin at 1:15 p.m. at the park. 803-545- 3100.

Deckle Edge Literary Festival 2018, with keynote speaker Terrance Hayes, will be held March 3, Richland Library, downtown Columbia. www.Deckleedgesc.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.

Family Promise of the Midlands will celebrate its third anniversary with a gala fundraiser February 10 at Stone River in West Columbia. www.familypromisemidlands.org or 803- 832-4765.

The nationally renowned expert on antique silver, the Charleston Silver Lady, and her Southern Pearls, will host a fundraising event to benefit South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA) January 28, 2–4 p.m., William L. Yates Conference Center, 1000 Center Point Road. 803-256-2900 or www.sccadvasa.org.


Mid-Carolina Camellia Society will host its annual winter Camellia Show Saturday February 10, 1–5 p.m., Phillips Market Center, South Carolina State Farmer’s Market, West Columbia. www.camelliasc.org.

Lexington County Master Gardener Volunteers will present “Sowing Seeds for the Miracles of Tomorrow,” the SC Garden Jamboree Friday, April 20, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Saluda Shoals Park. lcmgv.org.


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.

Trenholm Park Health Fair will be held Saturday, February 3, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. at Trenholm Park. 803-787-0216 or richlandrec.com.

Palmetto Health’s Women at Heart Forum and Exhibition will be held Saturday, February 24, 8 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street. PalmettoHealth.org/WomenAtHeart or 803-296-CARE (2273).


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.

Robert Burns Society of the Midlands will host its 40th Annual Robert Burns Dinner Saturday, January 27, 6:30 p.m., Seawell’s, 1125 Rosewood Drive. RBSM.org.

Breakfast with City Manager, Teresa Wilson will be held February 8, 8:30 a.m., Earlewood Park Community Center, 1113 Parkside Drive. www.eventbrite.com/e/breakfast-with-city manager-teresa-wilson-tickets-42097972168.

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (CHE) will hold a town hall forum Thursday, February 1, 5:30 p.m., Columbia Chamber of Commerce, 930 Richland Street. 803-730-5638.

The FriendShip monthly Dutch treat lunch outing will be held February 5, 11:30 a.m. Please call the office at 803-602-6434 for details.


The Museum Roadshow, one of the State Museum’s signature events, will be held Saturday, January 27, 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m., 301 Gervais Street. scmuseum.org or 803-898-4999.

South Carolina State Museum will host The Case of the Purloined Pendant during a special Night at the Museum: Mystery Friday, February 9–Saturday, February 10. Friday night check-in is 5–5:45 p.m. and lights-out is 11 p.m. Saturday morning wake-up time is 7:30 a.m. and departure is 10 a.m. 803-898-4999 or scmuseum.org.


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 2:30–5 p.m., Sunday, February 4, Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle. www.carolinajazzsociety.com or 803-432-1504.

Cring & Clazzy will perform Come and See at the Cayce United Methodist Church, 1600 12th Street, Sunday, February 4, 10:30 a.m. 803-794-3200.

Palmetto Mastersingers will present a Festival of Choirs program Saturday, February 24, 7:30 p.m., Saint Andrews Baptist Church, 230 Bush River Road. Choirs participating include Dreher High School Chorus, Rosewood Elementary Honor Choir, Saint Andrews Baptist Chancel Choir, and the Mastersingers. www.palmettomasteringers.org.

Matthew Michael Brown, organist, will present an organ recital at the Shandon United Methodist Church Sunday, January 28, 5 p.m., 3407 Devine Street. www.shandon-umc.org


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.

Contact Gayle Poppell at Gayle@gaylepoppell.com for information about Brookland Cayce High School Class of 1968 50th reunion to be held March 24, 2018.


Charles R. Drew Wellness Center is offering a New Year’s resolution membership special for new or returning members during the month of January. Adults age 18-49, seniors age 50 and older and families of up to four people can save on a yearly membership when they sign up by January 31. New Year’s Resolution membership special rates are adults 18-49, $210; seniors 50+, $160; and family (up to four people), $325. 803-545-3200.

Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands will host Walk A Mile In Their Shoes Thursday, April 12, 5:30–8 p.m., South Carolina State House Grounds. www.walkamilesc.com.

Columbia Parks & Recreation Department is accepting registrations for its Youth Baseball and Softball Programs. Boys ages 3-15 and girls ages 12 and under can participate in the program. The last day to register is Friday, February 16. Registration forms are available at any City recreation center or at the Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 1111 Parkside Drive. 803-545-3100 or olfrancis@columbiasc.net.

The Great Amazing Race will take place at Sesqui State Park Sunday, January 28, 2 p.m. www.greatamazingrace.com.

NAMI Walks kick-off event will be held Thursday, February 1, 12 p.m., Trenholm Road United Methodist Church, 3401 Trenholm Road. www.namiwalks.org.

Sesquicentennial State Park, Two Notch Road, will offer a “Wild Winter Walk” Saturday, January 27, 10 a.m. 803-788-2706 or sesqui@scprt.com.

Columbia NEDA Walk at USC (National Eating Disorders Association) will be held Saturday, February 17, 10 a.m., 1400 Greene Street. nedawalk.org/columbiasc2018.


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


The Arts at Shandon/Tom Glenn Players will present The Exonerated, a 2002 play by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen at Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow Street, Friday and Saturday, February 9 and 10, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, February 11, 4 p.m. Admission is free with contributions welcomed.


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.

Tai Chi for Health Classes for Beginners begins the week of February 5. Monday evenings, 6:30–8 p.m., McGregor Presbyterian Church, 6505 St. Andrews Road, Irmo; Thursday evenings, 6:30–8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2701 Heyward Street; Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 9–10 a.m., South Carolina Education Association, 421 Zimalcrest Drive. www.taoist.org or 803-727-9576.

City of Columbia Community Development Department will hold its fourth session of a quarterly conversation “Speak Out! A Conversation on Fair Housing and Equal Access” Thursday, February 1, 8:30–9:30 a.m., 3730 North Main Street. 803-545-3373.

Indigo and Shibori Cotton Napkins Workshop will be held Saturday, February 3, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., Columbia Art Center 1227 Taylor Street. 803-545-3093.

Tai Chi for Fall Prevention and Balance Program will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 5, 10–11:30 a.m.; Introduction to Tai Chi for Fall Prevention and Balance will be held Thursdays, 3:30–5 p.m., February 1–April 5, Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle. 803-779-1971 ext. 103 or www.louriecentersc.com.

The City of Columbia Community Development Department will host a Homebuyer Workshop Saturday, February 10, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Earlewood Park, 1111 Parkside Drive. gate.columbiasc.gov/hbw2018/ or 803-545-3373.

Beginner Pyrography (Wood Burning) Workshop will be held Saturday, February 10, 12–4 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227-C Taylor Street. 803-545-3093 or bloliver@columbiasc.net.

Valentine’s Day Paper Art Class will be held Monday, February 12, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227-C Taylor Street. 803-545-3093 or bloliver@columbiasc.net.

Quilted Tote Bag in 4 Hours Workshop will be held Saturday, February 17, 12–4 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227-C Taylor Street. 803-545-3093 or bloliver@columbiasc.net.

Indigo Silk Scarf Workshop will be held Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227-C Taylor Street. 803- 545-3093 or bloliver@columbiasc.net.

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