2018-05-11 / Events



Columbia Children’s Theatre (CCT) will hold auditions for its 2018-19 Season Sunday, May 13 and Monday May 14, 6–8 p.m., 3400 Forest Drive in Richland Mall. jerry@columbiachildrenstheatre.com.


Kingsmen Breakfast will be held Saturday, May 12, 8–10 a.m., Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. 803-238-7795 or www.ChristianLifeColumbia.com.

The 26th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive will take place across South Carolina May 12. The food drive raised more than 155,000 pounds of food for Harvest Hope Food Bank in 2017. As the corporate sponsor for the food drive, Food Lion has provided bags for the letter carriers to distribute in the days before the event. The bags will then be picked up May 12 and the food collected will go to local food banks. 803-466-2250.

Mother’s Day Service will be held Sunday, May 13, 10 a.m., Stedfast Christian Center, 5200 Fairfield Road. 803-786-9129.

Eau Claire Ministerial Alliance and other community partners will host a Prayer gathering and Parade in the Greenview Community Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., corner of Easter Street and Farrow Road.

Chappelle Memorial AME Church ladies will host its annual Women’s Day Sunday, May 20, 10:30 a.m., 1101 Pine Street. 803-254-7911.


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.

Seafood Dinner in support of Fisher House (builds comfort homes where military and veterans families can stay free of charge, while a loved one is in the hospital) will be held Saturday, May 12, 5–8 p.m., Lake Murray Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6740, 950 Rock N Creek Road, Leesville. fisherhouse.org.

Lower Richland Ruritan Club is taking orders for Vidalia onions to be delivered May 16. 783-0300 or 369-9538.


The Midlands Chapter of the SC Native Plant Society will hold its May meeting Thursday, May 17, 6:30–8 p.m., St. Andrews Branch of Richland Library, 2916 Broad River Road. 803-345-0158 or mnpsvicepresident@gmail.com.


Charles R. Drew Wellness Center will host a free health fair for seniors ages 50 and older in recognition of National Senior Health & Fitness Day Wednesday, May 30, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., 2101 Walker Solomon Way. 803-545-3200.

Lexington Medical Center Extended Care will host a career fair Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Lexington Medical Center Extended Care campus, 815 Old Cherokee Road, Lexington. LexingtonExtendedCare.com or 803-359 – 5181.

Palmetto Health will host the 2018 Teen Health Summit Friday, June 8, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m., Dreher High School, 3319 Millwood Avenue. This year’s theme is “Explicit Truth: Leaving Nothing Merely Behind.” Registration is required, 803-296-CARE (2273) or www.PalmettoHealth.org/THS.


The City of Columbia will observe National Historic Preservation Month during the month of May to promote history and architecture of communities big and small— Main Street Scavenger Hunt (May 1 – 31)—Clues for the hunt were released May 1 at columbiasc.net/planningpreservation/historic-preservation; City Hall Exhibit (May 1 – 31)—Throughout the month of May, a small exhibit titled Recipe For A Plaster Flower, will be on display in the City Hall Lobby; Preservation Bike Ride (May 19, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.)— Reservations required, topreservation@columbiasc.net; Historic Melrose Scavenger Hunt (May 20, 1:30 – 3 p.m.)


Special Events With Chris will offer Authors’ Night to be held the third Tuesday of each month at Jubilee Circle, 2627 Millwood Avenue. The first Authors’ Night will be held Tuesday, May 15, 6 p.m. to provide a venue for authors to meet and network; offer authors a place to hold book signings; and invite the public to get to know local authors, purchase their books, and have their books personally autographed. chrisemaw.2015@gmail.com.

Columbia Police Department will hold Coffee with a Cop events during the month of May—West Region, May 15, 7:30–9 a.m., Bojangles,’ 7339 Broad River Road; North Region, May 17, 8–9 a.m., Cromer’s, 3030 N. Main Street. 803- 545-4466 .


Matthew Ganong performs weekly piano and organ concerts Thursdays, noon, Anglican Church of the Epiphany, 2512 N. Beltline Boulevard. ganong@bellsouth.net.

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.

Columbia Baroque 10th Anniversary Season Season Finale “Celebration of Women” concert will be held Tuesday, May 15, 7 p.m. USC School of Music Recital Hall, 813 Assembly Street. columbiabaroque.com.

Lexington County Choral Society spring concert event ‘‘Sounds of the Big Band” will be held Friday, May 11, 7:30 p.m., Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church, 5503 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington. www.LexCoChoralSoc.org.

The Greater Columbia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will show three silent comedy film shorts, accompanied by theater organist Ron Carter Friday, May 18, 7 p.m., Shandon United Methodist Church, 3407 Devine Street. 803-781-9781.


S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is accepting nominations for the Community Star award program now through August 1, 2018. Community Star categories include Business Star, Collaborative Star, and Rising Star. www.scdhec.gov/Environment/CommunityStar.


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.


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.

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.

Sesquicentennial State Park will offer a Spring Nature Walk Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Registration deadline is one day prior to the program. 803-788-2706 or sjensen@scprt.com.

Sesquicentennial State Park will hold National Trails Day Hike Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m., Two Notch Road. 803-788-2706 or sesqui@scprt.com.

Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation will hold its 12th Annual Jailbreak 5K Run & Walk Saturday, May 26, 8 a.m., Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, 521 Gibson Road, Lexington. www.strictlyrunning.com.

Richland Northeast High School Summer Boys Basketball School will be held June 11–14, 8:30 a.m.–noon, 7500 Brook Field Road. 803-699-2800.

Gray Collegiate Academy will host its 2018 War Eagle Soccer Summer Camp June 25–27, 6–8 p.m., West Columbia Soccer Complex, 760 Old Barnwell Road, West Columbia. www.gcasoccer.com.


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.


Narconon can help with overcoming addiction in families. 1-800-431-1754


The FriendShip, a local nonprofit dedicated to helping older adults lead healthy, independent, active lives in their own homes and communities, is arranging a group tour of USC's Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library Wednesday, May 16, 1:30 p.m. 803-602-6434.


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.

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.

Palmetto Health will offer free seminars and health screenings during May to help educate the community about the dangers of stroke and hypertension, including Stroke Awareness Seminar, Tuesday, May 15, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Palmetto Health Baptist Auditorium, 1501 Sumter Street; Stroke Awareness Seminar, Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m.–noon, South Sumter Resource Center, 337 Manning Avenue, Sumter. 803-296-CARE (2273) or PalmettoHealth.org/StrokeCenter.

South Carolina Archives and History Foundation (SCDAHF) 2018 Spring Speaker Series final installment, will be held Tuesday, May 15, 6 p.m., 8301 Parklane Road. scarchivesandhistoryfoundation.org/2018/02/08/spring-speaker-series/, or 803-896-0339.


Riverbanks will host Farm to Fork in the Garden Thursday, May 24, 6–9 p.m., Riverbanks Botanical Garden. www.riverbanks.org.

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