2018-04-13 / Events



City of Columbia’s 6th Annual Small Business Week Leading the Change Conference will be held Thursday, May 3, 8 a.m.–3 p.m., Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street. www.columbiasc.net.

South Carolina Archives & History Foundation and the South Carolina Department of Archives & History will hold the 2018 South Carolina Historic Preservation Conference Friday, April 20, SC Archives & History Center, 8301 Parklane Road. gsalter@scdah.sc.gov.


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.

The eighth 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 8th annual Rosewood Art and Music Festival will be held September 29, 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Rockaways, 2719 Rosewood Drive. rosewoodfestival.com.


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.

The 8th Annual Wine For Water Wine Tasting & Fundraiser to benefit Gills Creek Watershed Association, Rocky Branch Watershed Alliance, and Smith Branch Watershed Alliance, will be held Wednesday, April 18, 6–8:30 p.m., The Hall at Senate’s End, 320 Senate Street. www.gillscreekwatershed.org.

Annual Project Catwalk fashion show and fundraiser will be held April 14 to raise funds to create S.T.E.A.M. and community programs to help women, men, and children in the Columbia Area. The event will take place at Antioch Baptist Church Family Life Center, 5715 Koon Road. www.eventbrite.com/e/project-catwalk-ii-fashion-showtickets.

Richland County Sheriff’s Department will co-sponsor a Spaghetti Dinner (a fresh salad, garlic bread and iced tea) Friday, April 13, Region 3 Headquarters, 6429 Bishop Avenue, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 803-576-3063.

Irmo Knights of Columbus Council 6892, located at Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church, will be raising funds for its “Special Needs” charities by participating in the “Charity Day Sale” May 5, sponsored by Belk Department Stores. The council will be selling tickets for this event through Friday, May 4. Tickets to the “Charity Day Sale,” are $5 and will allow those attending to get discounts on already discounted and rarely discounted store items at all Belk Department Stores in the country. seymour892000@yahoo.com or 803-960-8785.

“Cookout for Kids” will be held Saturday, April 14, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., Epworth Children’s Home, 2900 Millwood Avenue. lross@cbcarolinas.com.

Fish Fry and Yellow Grits Fundraiser will be held by the Lower Richland Ruritans April 21, 4–7 p.m., at the clubhouse on Rabbit Run behind Lower Richland High School. 369-9538 text or leave a message.

TSA Car Wash, Yard and Bake Sale will be held at Airport High School, 1315 Boston Ave, W. Columbia, Saturday, April 21, 7 a.m.–1 p.m. Proceeds to benefit Airport and Fulmer TSA (Technology Student Association) students to attend and compete at the 2018 TSA National Conference in Atlanta.


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.

Annual Festival of Gardens, hosted by Columbia Green, will be held May 4 and 5, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m., 2710 Gervais Street. www.columbiagreen.org.

The Plant Sale at Heyward Career and Technology Center Greenhouse at 3560 Lynhaven Drive will be held April 23-27, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Richland County Master Gardener Association’s “Spring Into Gardening: Bloom and Grow” plant sale and community education day will be held Saturday, April 28 during Sparkleberry Country Fair at the White Cottage at Clemson Research and Education Center, 900 Clemson Road, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. For an early bird pick of plants shop the “day before” 2–6 p.m.

Heathwood Hall School’s budding botanists will hold a Dollar Plant Sale in the Smith Shirley Auditorium on campus, 3000 S. Beltline Boulevard, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., during Habitat Day May 4.

Midlands Chapter of the SC Native Plant Society in conjunction with the St. Andrews Branch of Richland Library will hold its annual spring plant and seed exchange Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., St. Andrews Branch of Richland Library, 2916 Broad River Road. mnpsplantsale@gmail.com.


Yard Sale, sponsored by Benedict College Alumni Club #2 will be held Saturday, April 28, 7 a.m.–3 p.m., Charlie W. Johnson Stadium, 2047 Two Notch Road. 803-788-7389 or 803-699-6744.

Richland County Sheriff’s Department Citizens Academy Alumni Association Yard Sale will be held Saturday, April 14, 8 a.m.–noon, North Springs Recreation Center parking lot, 1320 Clemson Road. 803-518-1442.

South Carolina Museum Yard Sale will be held Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., 301 Gervais Street. scmuseum.org. Please note: There are no artifacts in the yard sale.


The Midlands Society for Social Change will meet Saturday, April 28, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m., meeting room at Meadowlake Park, 600 Beckman Road. 803-786-1051.


Matthew Ganong performs weekly 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.

A Mother’s Day Dinner and African-Inspired Performance will be held Sunday May 13, 4–6:30 p.m., Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle. www.louriecentersc.com.

David Liebman, a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and saxophone legend, has been announced as the Master Clinician for the USC ColaJazz Camp July 13–15. colajazz.com.

Temple Zion Baptist Church Love Fellowship Choir Concert will be held Sunday, April 29, 3 p.m. 1174 Heyward Brockington Road. 803-754-0933 or www.templezbc.org.

Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra will host Concertos & Cupcakes Concert Sunday, April 29, 3:30 p.m., Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College Street, Irmo. www.LMSO.org.

Webb Wilder and the Beatnecks with Elliott and the Untouchables will be in concert April 20, 7 p.m., Post 6 The American Legion, 200 Pickens Street. 803-799-2736 or alrp6@alrp6.org.

Rice Music House will present Sundays with Steinway April 29, 3 p.m., Rice Music House, The Village at Sandhill. 803-254-2777


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.

Columbia High School Class of 1963 will hold its 55th Reunion Saturday, May 19, Seawell’s, 1125 Rosewood Drive, 6–10 p.m. Cost is $35 per person; please send money to CHS ’63 Reunion, PO Box 2044, Irmo, SC 29063. E-mail dollymiller@sc.rr.com, or call Jimmy Brigman 803-727 2089.


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

Columbia Sailing Club registration is now open for it’s 2018 summer sailing program offering seven weeks of sailing sessions for all experience levels, ages seven–17. Sessions will be held Monday through Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and are one-week in duration beginning June 11–July 27. www.familyid.com/organizations/columbia-sailing-clubjunior program or 770-238-9813.

Carolina CrossFit (CCF) will host “The Famously Hot Showdown: Spring Games” April 21, 8 a.m., 1825 Laurel Street. www.CarolinaCrossfit.com/events.

The Let’s Move! Columbia Family Wellness Challenge will begin Monday, May 7 and will be held through Friday, July 27. Up to 20 families will be selected to compete in the wellness challenge. A family must include at least one child and one adult living in the same household. Participants must be age 6 and older. A kick-off celebration will be held Sunday, May 6, 3 p.m., Charles R. Drew Wellness Center, 2101 Walker Solomon Way. To download an application, visit www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/lets-move. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 13.

Walk Like MADD, sponsored by MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) South Carolina, will be held Saturday, April 14, 7 p.m., S.C. Criminal Justic Academy. walklikemadd.org/columbia.

Columbia International University will host The First Annual CIU Golf Classic May 2, with registration at 10:30 a.m. and a noon shotgun start, Woodcreek Farms Golf Course in Elgin. www.ciurams.com.

Lexington Medical Center Heart’s Sole Women’s Five Miler will be held Saturday, April 21, 8 a.m., Arsenal Hill on Laurel Street. HeartAndSolerun.com or HeartAndSoleWalk.com.

The 22nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Brookland Foundation, will be held Friday, June 15, 9 a.m., The Members Club at Woodcreek and Wildewood, 90 Mallet Hill Road. www.BrooklandFoundation.org.

Students and teachers from the Richland Two community will host an Autism Awareness Walk at Doko Meadows Park Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. www.eventbrite.com, search “Autism Awareness Walk” in Blythewood, S.C.

The 4th annual Sweat It Out 5K run/walk will be held June 2, 7 a.m., Woodlands Park, 6500 Olde Knight Parkway. www.sweatitoutcolumbia.com.

Kids Day Superhero Challenge will be held Saturday, May 5, 12–4 p.m., Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street. 803-545-3100 or www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation.


Remington College Columbia Campus is offering free salon services for high school students headed to prom at its annual Prom Night Makeover event Friday, April 20, 27, and May 4, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1–2 p.m., 607 Bush River Road. Call 803-214-9062 for an appointment.

Save Our Sons of the Carolinas will host its annual Family STEM Fest Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Columbiana Center, 100 Columbiana Circle. saveoursons3@gmail.com.


Excelsior Academy’s (a local resource center for homeschool families) advanced drama class will perform Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. April 28, 2 and 6 p.m., A.C. Flora High School, 1 Falcon Drive. 803-220-8258.


South Carolina Veterans Advocacy Council will sponsor Veterans Resource Fair, April 24, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., North Lawn of S.C. Capital. 803-576-1908 or Brownj@rcgov.us.


April Showers Bring May Flowers three part workshop will be held Wednesdays, April 18, 25, and May 2, 6–8 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

Copper Wire Vessels two-day workshop will be held Saturday, April 28, noon–4 p.m. and Sunday, April 29, noon–4 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

Introduction to Kiln workshop will be held Saturday, April 21, noon–4 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

Stamped Copper Jewelry workshop will be held Wednesday, April 18, 6–8 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

Adventures in Learning Spring Program, presented by the Shepherd’s Center of Columbia, will be held Wednesdays through May 30, 9 a.m.–3:15 p.m., Trenholm Road UMC, 3401 Trenholm Road. New educational programs being offered weekly include Champion of Civil Rights in South Carolina; The Bill of Rights from a historical and contemporary context; On the Road with Charles Kurwalt, an Americana experience traveling coast to coast; A Salute to Tin Pan Alley; Your Life, Your Future: planning for life after 70; Stories from around the World; and Color your World with Prismacolors. Returning favorites include Writing: Publication tips; Tai Chai; Yoga for Older Adults; Native American Mythology; Ukelele I (closed for new members) and Ukelele II; Mah-Jongg; A History of South Carolina; Adventure Travel; Handbells; Conversational Spanish; and Imagination Station, an art experience; Also, returning is a series of independent studios: Art, Playing Bridge; and a Thursday Art studio. www.shepherdscentercolumbia.org.

The SC Bar Ask-A-Lawyer program will host a statewide web chat Friday, April 13. Between 5 and 7:30 p.m., the public is encouraged to visit www.scbar.org/aal to engage in a free one-on-one chat with a South Carolina attorney.

Alcohol Ink Tiles workshop will be held Wednesday, May 23, 1–2 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

Children’s Pottery workshop will be held Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. for ages five–nine, 1:30–4:30 p.m. for ages 10–16, Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

Creating Doll Houses workshop will be held Wednesdays, May 9 and 16, 6–8 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

Eco Printing on Silk Scarf workshop will be held Saturday, May 5, 9 a.m.–noon, Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

Life Drawing Four-Session workshop will be held Thursdays, May 10–31, 6:30–8:30 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

South Carolina Archives & History Foundation will continue it’s 2018 Spring Speaker Series with a presentation on Reconstruction in South Carolina 1861-1895 Tuesday, April 17, 5:30 p.m., 8301 Parklane Road. scdah.sc.gov.

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