2018-03-02 / Events



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


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.


Columbia Fireflies are scheduling National Anthem auditions. Singers, instrumentalists, and groups are invited to audition. There are 70 home games scheduled between April and August. Live auditions will be held at Spirit Communications Park in February and March by appointment only. 803-888-3047 or apersky@columbiafireflies.com.


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


Francis Burns United Methodist Women will hold its Women’s Day Celebration Saturday, March 17, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., 5616 Farrow Road.

Jones Memorial AME Zion Church will host a Homecoming Celebration Sunday, March 11, 11 a.m. On that same day the church will begin its annual revival at 4 p.m. The revival will run Monday and Tuesday nights, 7 p.m., 2400 Barhamville Road.

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is holding Lenten Mini Services Wednesdays through March 28, 12:15–12:45 p.m., 2062 Beltline Boulevard. 803-787-9777.


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.


Intro to Square Dance will be held Sunday, March 4, 2–4 p.m., Barn Annex, 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia. Free admission. 803-772-0546.


Mayor Steve Benjamin and the City of Columbia will host the 8th annual Let’s Move! Columbia Easter Eggstravaganza Saturday, March 24, 2–5 p.m., Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street. 803-545-3100.

Village Church’s 17th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza at the Jeep Rogers Family YMCA in Northeast Columbia will be held March 31, 11 a.m. www.blythewoodvillage.com or 803-419-0989.

Historic Columbia’s Easter Egg Hunt in the Gardens will be held Saturday, March 24, 10–11:30 a.m., Seibels House & Gardens, 1601 Richland Street. HistoricColumbia.org or 803-252-1770 ext. 23.

Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church (SGPC) will hold a number of special services during Holy Week this year, including March 25, Palm Sunday, 8:30 and 11 a.m., traditional service in sanctuary with palm processional, plus 11 a.m., AWE contemporary service in Light House; March 29, Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m., communion service in sanctuary; March 30, Good Friday, “The Weeping Tree” cantata with orchestra, choir, and drama, 7 p.m. Tenebrae service in sanctuary; April 1, Easter Sunday, 6:30 a.m. Sunrise Service in front of SGPC, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. traditional services in sanctuary, and 11 a.m. AWE contemporary service in Light House, 5503 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington. www.saxegotha.org.


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.

The 35th Annual Craftsmen’s Spring Classic will be held March 2, 3, and 4, Friday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m, and Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Cantey and Goodman buildings, SC State Fairgrounds, 1200 Rosewood Drive. www.CraftShow.com.

The 3rd annual Patter Pets Dog and Pony Show will be held March 11, 1–5 p.m., State Farmers Market. The dog pageant is open to all well-behaved dogs from the public and all adoptable dogs from multiple Midlands pet charities, and it is certain to be one of the favorite activities at the event. The informal pageant will award prizes based on cuteness in three different size categories as well as an overall winner for personality. www.patterpets.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.

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.

Annual UMM BBQ Pork Dinner and UMW Bake Sale will be held Saturday, March 3, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., 1005 Asbury Drive. 776-7237.

Richland County Sheriff’s Foundation (RCSF) will kick off the Inaugural Oyster Roast & Pig Pickin’ Saturday, March 3, Hay Hill Events, 1625 Bluff Road. 803-465-6484 or www.rcsd.net.

St. Katherine’s Ladies Philoptochos 71st Annual Bake Sale + Luncheon will be held Thursday, March 29, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1931 Sumter Street. 803-461-0249.

Fins & Feathers Fundraiser for fire victim Tara Webb will be held March 10, 12:30–3:30 p.m. The fish and chicken wing fundraiser cost will be $10 for take out of fish or chicken, $12.50 for both fish and chicken, or $12.50 for eat-in (enjoy multiple rounds of both chicken and fried fish). cuteface59@yahoo.com.


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.

Columbia Garden Club will hold its annual Spring Plant and Tree Exchange Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m., Forest Park Shopping Center parking lot, 4711 Forest Drive. cgcplantexchange@gmail.com.

Historic Columbia’s Gardening Symposium, South Carolina’s Early Horticultural History will be held Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Robert Mills Carriage House, 1616 Blanding Street. HistoricColumbia.org or 803-252-1770 ext. 23.


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.


Historic Columbia’s Dollar Sunday will be held Sunday, March 18, 1, 2:30, and 4 p.m., Robert Mills House & Gardens, 1616 Blanding Street. HistoricColumbia.org


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.

School Counselors/Technical College Advisors Luncheon, sponsored by Allen University, will be held Tuesday, March 20, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Chappelle Hall Gallery, 1530 Harden Street. 803-758-2708 or www.AllenUniversity.edu.


U.S. Army recruits in uniform are 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.

South Carolina State Museum will celebrate art in South Carolina during Art Day Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., 301 Gervais Street. 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.

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.

Dixieland Jazz Concert will be held Sunday, March 4, 2:30–5 p.m., Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle. 803-432-1504 or www.carolinajazzsociety.com.


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.

Protect Our School Children will hold a Rally Day Saturday, March 3, 2 p.m., South Carolina State Capitol, Gervais Street. 803-984-5542.


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.


First Choice by Select Health of South Carolina is offering two scholarships to qualified applicants who are furthering their education or pursuing a second career in 2018. Applications are due by March 5. www.selecthealthofsc.com or 1-888-276-2020.


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.

Palmetto Health Foundation Golf Classic, presented by Aflac, will be held Friday, April 20, Ft. Jackson Golf Club. 803- 434-7275 or PHFGolfClassic.org.

The First Tee of Columbia has partnered with the Karcher Group and B-Squared to host its second annual fundraising golf tournament Friday, March 23 at the Cobblestone Park Golf Club, 1298 University Parkway, Blythewood. www.thefirstteecolumbia.org/golf-outing.


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


Historic Columbia’s Saturday Stroll Five Points will be held Saturday, March 3, 2–3:30 p.m., meet at the Five Points fountain. HistoricColumbia.org or 803-252-1770 ext. 23.

Historic Columbia’s Second Sunday Stroll Jewish Sites Downtown will be held Sunday, March 11, 2–3:30 p.m., tour begins at Michael’s on Main, 1620 Main Street. HistoricColumbia.org or 803-252-1770 ext. 23.

Historic Columbia’s Renovation Rodeo Tour Mid-Century Ranch will be held Thursday, March 15. 6–7:30 p.m. HistoricColumbia.org or 803-252-7742 ext. 15.


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.

Columbia Art Center will hold Spring Break Art Camp for children ages five-12 April 2–6, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., 1227 Taylor Street, Suite. C. 803-545-3093.

Mosaic Tile Art workshop will be held Saturdays, March 10 and 24, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Edisto Discovery Park, 1914 Wiley Street. For more information, call the Columbia Art Center at 803-545-3093.

Sewing Basics will be held Saturday, March 10, 12–4 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street. 803-545-3093.

Dipping, Pouring and More (Glazing) will be held Saturdays, March 17 and April 7, 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite. C. 803-545-3093.

Life Drawing will be held March 8–29, Thursdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street. 803-545-3093.

Introductory Pine Needle Basketry: A Contemporary Approach will be held March 6–27, Tuesdays, 5:30–8 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street. 803-545-3093.

Stroke Symptoms, Prevention, and Treatments Lunchtime Lecture program will be held Thursday March 8, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., The Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle. www.louriecentersc.com.

Historic Columbia’s Robert Mills House Volunteer Training will be held Monday, March 12, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Robert Mills Carriage House, 1616 Blanding Street. HistoricColumbia.org or 803-252-1770 ext. 24.

Historic Columbia’s South Carolina’s African American Lawyers and their Legal Education will be held Wednesday, March 28, 6–7 p.m., University of South Carolina, School of Law, 1525 Senate Street. HistoricColumbia.org or 803-252-1770 ext. 23.

Personalized Medicine: What, Why, How? will be held Thursdays, April 4–April 30, 1–2 p.m., Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle. 803-779-1971 or www.louriecentersc.com.

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