2018-02-09 / 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.


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.

Columbia Open Studios, presented by 701 Center for Contemporary Arts, will be held Saturday, April 7– Sunday, April 8. www.facebook.com/701CCA/ or twitter.com/701CCA?lang=en.

Tea for Two: Jonathan Green & You, renowned artist, will be at First Nazareth Baptist Church February 24, 1 p.m., 2351 Gervais Street. fnbc140@gmail.com.


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.

JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) will host the Hope Gala—Field of Dreams Saturday, March 24, Spirit Communications Park. palmettohopegala.org.


The 11th Annual Jack D. Oliver Sr. Memorial Blood Drive will be held February 10, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Jack Oliver’s Pool, Spa and Patio, 3303 Forest Drive. www.redcross.org.


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.

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

Women’s Fellowship at Stedfast Christian Center will be held Saturday, February 10, 10 a.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.


Talented Tenth Conference, Millennials in America – The Work Ahead will be held through Sunday, February 11, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street. www.eventbrite.com/e/millennials-in-america-the-work-ahead-tickets-41859....


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.

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

The eight Annual River Rocks Music Festival will be held Saturday, April 14, noon–8 p.m., along the banks of the Congaree River next to Founders Park. The New Orleans’ funk band, Dumpstaphunk, will headline the 2018 festival. riverrocksfestival.com.


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.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia will host Bowl for Kids’ Sake Friday, March 30, 6–9:30 p.m., Anchor Lanes, 1057 Lake Murray Boulevard, Irmo. www.bbbsgc.org/bfks.

The Palladium Society’s 20th annual Chili Cook-Off will be held Saturday, February 24, 5:30–8 p.m., Music Farm Columbia, 1022 Senate Street. historiccolumbia.org/chili.

Battle for the Blue, helping In-Vest USA raise money to provide bullet proof vests for police officers, their K-9 companions, and first responders, will be held Saturday, February 10, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Ice House Amphitheater in Lexington. www.investusa.org.

The Courage Center will host its 1st Annual Valentine’s Day Celebrity Breakfast and Silent Auction February 14, 7:30 a.m., Mt. Horeb UMC, 1205 Old Cherokee Road, Lexington. CourageCenterSC.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.


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).

Brookland Foundation’s Health and Wellness Program will present its 18th Annual Community Health Fair Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., 1066 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia. 803-261-4723 or hwguild@brookland.cc.


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.

Gills Creek Watershed Association will host a talk by Dr. J. Drew Lanham about the nature of water, his connections to it, and how inclusion and diversity must be a part of the conversation going forward as we strive to protect nature and its resources Thursday, February 15, 6:30–8 p.m., Richland Library Main Auditorium. www.gillscreekwatershed.org.


Sword Fest will be held Saturday, February 10, 10 a.m., S.C. Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum, 301 Gervais Street. crr.sc.gov.

U.S. Army recruits in uniform will be admitted free of charge to the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum on graduation Thursdays, 301 Gervais Street. The museum is open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1–5 p.m. the first Sunday of each month. crr.sc.gov.


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.

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 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.

Saxe Gotha Presbyterian will host Lexington Choral Society’s 22nd Season, Winter Concert Event Friday, March 2, 7:30 p.m., Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church, 5503 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington. www.saxegotha.org.

A jazz celebration of The Beatles with the Noel Freidline Quartet will be held Friday, February 23, 7:30 p.m., Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main Street. columbiamuseum.org.


Preservation South Carolina’s nominations are now open for S.C.’s 2018 Historic Preservation Awards and for the 2018 Places at Risk List. Nominations for the Places at Risk List, presented by Preservation S.C., can be a building, structure, site, district, landscape, or streetscape, nominated by a community, group, or an individual. Nominated properties must be at least 50 years old and must be significantly threatened by direct demolition, demolition by neglect, or some other imminent threat. All nomination forms for the 2018 Places at Risk List must be postmarked by April 6, 2018. There are six Historic Preservation Awards: The Honor Awards, Stewardship Awards, Preservation Service Awards, Heritage Tourism Awards, Elected official Honor Award, and the Governor’s Award. Awards forms must be postmarked by March 2, 2018. The Historic Preservation Awards will be notified by mid-April and a formal presentation will take place with the Office of the Governor in June. The Places at Risk List will be announced at S.C.’s Statewide Historic Preservation Conference to be held April 20, 2018. PreserveSC.org.


Sesquicentennial State Park will host its 10th Annual Palmetto Campout Saturday, March 24–Sunday, March 25. Application deadline is March 9. Applications are available at www.SouthCarolinaParks.com or at the park office.


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.

Dreher Class of 63’s 55th reunion is planned for Friday, April 20, 7–11 p.m., Rockbridge Club, 4135 Rockbridge Road. Classes from 1962–64 are also invited. The cost including hors d’oeuvres, open bar, and band is $60 per person due by April 2. Make checks payable to Dreher Class of ’63, and mail to 4711 Forest Drive, Ste. 3. Box #117, Columbia, SC 29206. Facebook—Dreher High School Class of ’63 Reunion. Email— 63dreher@gmail.com. Phone—803-728-0239.


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.

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.

Cardinal Newman performing arts students, The Card Players, will take to the stage with their rendition of The Sound of Music February 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, and 17, 7 p.m. nightlyexceptforthe11th,whichisa3p.m.matinee.cardplayerstickets@yahoo.com.

Columbia City Ballet will feature Off the Wall and Onto the Stage: Dancing the Art of Jonathan Green February 9, 7:30 p.m., Township Auditorium. www.thetownship.org or 803-576-2356.


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.

Church Safety and Security Training with Sr. Deputy Garo Brown, Richland County Sheriff’s Department, will be held Monday, February 19, 6 p.m., Beulah Baptist Church, 9487 Garners Ferry Road, Hopkins. 803-776-2188.

Palmetto Health will host Atrial fibrillation: treatment options seminar Tuesday, February 13 and 20, 6–7 p.m., Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge, 300 Palmetto Health Parkway, Birch Classroom. PalmettoHealth.org/Heart.

Palmetto Health will host Heart failure: a survival guide seminar Friday, February 23, noon–1 p.m. and Tuesday, February 27, 6–7 p.m., Palmetto Health Baptist Auditorium, 1501 Sumter Street. PalmettoHealth.org/Heart.

College Goal South Carolina will be held Saturday, February 17, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., Midlands Tech Airport Campus, Academic Center, Room 116. midlandstech.edu.

The SC Bar Public Services Division will sponsor three free legal clinics—February 13, Bankruptcy Law Issues, 7–8 p.m., Irmo Branch Library, 6251 St. Andrews Road; February 13, Wills, Estates and Probate, 6–7 p.m., Richland Eastover Branch Library, 608 Main Street, Eastover; and February 20, ID Theft, Fraud and Scams, 6:30–8 p.m., Richland Library, 1431 Assembly Street. www.scbar.org/clinics.

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