2018-07-20 / Events



Remington College Columbia Campus is offering free backto school haircuts for kids with its 10th Annual Cuts for Kids Wednesday, August 1–Friday, August 31, 607 Bush River Road. 803-214-9062.


Spring Valley Rotary Club will hold a Red Cross blood drive Tuesday, July 24, 2–7 p.m., Spring Valley Presbyterian Church, 125 Sparkleberry Lane. 803-873-0254 or www.redcrossblood.org.

Columbia’s Capital Rotary Club will hold its annual summer blood drive Wednesday, July 25, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., first floor conference room, CB Richard Ellis Building, 1333 Main Street.


Richland One’s Challenger Learning Center offers campers a summer of adventure for children ages seven–18, including Intro to Drones (camp full) for ages nine-14 years July 23–26, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; Astronaut Academy for ages eight–12 years, July 16–19, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; Astronaut Academy for ages eight–12 years, July 30–August 2, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; Rocket Fundamentals for ages seven–10 years July 11–12, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; Family Fun Rocket Camp: parents attend with children, all ages July 13, 9 a.m.– 1 p.m.; Robotics Camp for ages nine–14 years July 23-26, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. The Challenger Learning Center is located at 2600A Barhamville Road. www.thechallengecenter.net.

Girls Rock Columbia will celebrate its sixth camp Saturday July 21, 3 p.m., Cottingham Theatre at Columbia College. Tickets are $10 through Eventbrite.


Fan the Flame, a worship and spiritual renewal conference, will be held Friday, August 24, 5:30 p.m., and Saturday, August 25, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road. 803-798-4488 ext. 106.


City Community Development’s Quarterly Conversation Session of “Speak Out!” will be held Saturday, July 28, 10–11 a.m., 3730 North Main Street. 803-545-3373.


The 6th Annual Destined for Greatness Women’s Conference, sponsored by Frances Williams Ministries, will be held August 4, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Doubletree by Hilton, 2100 Bush River Road. 803-728-5005 or franceswilliamsminis.wixsite.com/destined4greatness18.


Heart ‘n Soul Dance at Lourie Center will be held Friday August 3, 7–10:30 p.m., Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle. www.louriecentersc.com.


South Carolina State Fair is accepting entries for this year’s competitive events through September 1. The fair will be held October 10–21, 1200 Rosewood Drive. scstatefair.org/competitors.


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.

The 9th Annual Tasty Tomato Festival, presented by Sustainable Midlands, will be held Saturday, August 11, 1–7 p.m., City Roots, 1005 Airport Boulevard. www.TastyTomatoFestival.com.

Carolina Bridal Showcase will be held Sunday, July 22, 1–5 p.m., Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street. bridecityshows.com.


Fresh produce from a Seeds of Hope family farm will be available Thurdays, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Shandon Presbyterian Church, Devine Street parking lot. 803-787-4258.


S.C. Orchid Society will present its Summer and Fall Distinguished Orchid Speaker Series through the third Sunday of each month through October. The Society meets at 12:30 p.m., Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia Building, 1605 Park Circle. 803-606-1224 or chambleec@gmail.com.


University of South Carolina Purchasing Department will host “2018 Small and Minority Business Matchmaking Event,” for small, minority, and woman- owned construction contractors, Thursday, August 2, 4–7 p.m., Carolina Coliseum, 701 Assembly Street. https://goo.gl/UrXf6G.


Igniting Innovation Gala, sponsored by Future Entrepreneurs Foundation, will be held Friday, September 21, 6–10 p.m., 1951 Pisgah Road, Florence. www.scfutureentrepreneurs.com.


City of Columbia’s Summer Movies Series will be held every other Friday, 7:45 p.m., Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street. July 27— Justice League. 803-545-3100.


South Carolina State Museum will host a full day of history related activities during its annual History Day, July 21, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., 301 Gervais Street. scmuseum.org.


City of Columbia’s free outdoor concert series will be held at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street, 7–10 p.m. on the following dates—July 28, Confunkshun (R&B/Funk). 803-545-3100.

Superstars Benefit Concert will be held August 11, 4–9 p.m., Harley Davidson Thunder Tower, 190 Pontiac Business Center Drive, Elgin.


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.


Sesquicentennial State Park is offering guided hikes every Friday in July at 9 a.m., Two Notch Road. The program, “Hike with a Ranger,” will be a casual hike on the 2-mile Sandhills Hiking Trail around the park’s lake. 803-788-2706 or sjensen@scprt.com.

The 14th Annual Killingsworth Boatload of Fun will be held Saturday July 21,9:30 a.m., on the Saluda River. 803-771-6359 or becky@killingsworth.org.


Richland Northeast Class of 1988 30th Year Reunion will be held July 21, 7:30 p.m.–12 a.m., Capital City Club. edshell34@gmail.com or 803-467-3661.


Strictly Running will host its Hot Summer Night 5K Saturday, August 4, 7 p.m. and will wind its way through Shandon. The 2500 block of Devine Street will be closed 6–8 p.m. that night. 803-799-4786.

The sixth annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run & Walk will be held Friday, September 14, 7 p.m., Columbia’s Vista. The route for the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run & Walk begins near the First Responders Historic Remembrance Memorial next to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Lincoln Street. Participants will travel down Gervais Street, across the Gervais Street Bridge into Cayce, up the Blossom Street Bridge and back to Columbia’s Vista in the early evening. www.t2trunsc.org.

Carolina Affiliate of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America will hold its 4th annual Bowling Bash Saturday, July 21, 12:30–3 p.m., South AMF Columbia Lanes, 1732 Bush River Road. It features two hours of bowling, shoe rental, food, prizes, and more. Proceeds will benefit the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. 803-983-2052.


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


South Carolina’s 2018 Sales Tax Holiday will be held Friday, August 3–Sunday, August 5. During tax free weekend, a variety of back-to-school essentials are exempt from the state’s 6 percent Sales Tax and any applicable local taxes. dor.sc.gov/TaxFreeWeekend.


Tour Main Street’s Next Hot Spot Tuesday, August 7, 6–7:30 p.m., 1649 Main Street. Go behind-the-scenes with Historic Columbia, Garvin Design Group, and Hood Construction to take a sneak peek of what’s to come at Main Street’s next hot spot. 1649 Main Street has a fascinating history, built as a grocery store prior to 1872 and later renovated as a hardware store and then as Hennessey’s restaurant. Today, it is being transformed and will have new life as Hendrix, a restaurant set to open fall 2018. www.historiccolumbia.org.


Sewing Basics workshop will be held Saturday, July 21, August 18, September 8, October 20, and November 3, noon–4 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093. Turkish Cooking Classes will be held August 18 (Mozaik Tatli— mosaic sweet), September 15 (Baklava), October 20 (Dolma— stuffed peppers), November 17 (Patlican Kebap—eggplant kebab), January 19, 2019 (Dolma—stuffed grape leaves), February 16, 2019 (Mercimek koftesi—lentil balls), March 16, 2019 (Kataifi—sweet dessert), and April 20, 2019 (Karisik Kizartma—eggplant stir fry), 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Istanbul Cultural Center, 909 Shull Street, West Columbia.

Lourie Center is launching Midlands Lifelong Learning Program, including Diseases of Famous People, Tuesdays October 2, 9, 16, and 23, 1–1:50 p.m.; Classically Columbia: Musical Understanding, Tuesdays October 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2–2:50 p.m.; Cyber Security, Wednesday, October 3 and Thursdays October 11, 18, and 25, 1–1:50 p.m.; Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda: Your Life, Your Future, Wednesday October 3 and Thursdays October 11, 18, and 25, 2–2:50 p.m., 1650 Park Circle. Register by calling 803-779-1971 or at www.louriecentersc.com.

Meet Your First Responders: EMS will be held 6–7:30 p.m., Monday, August 20, Richland County Emergency Services, 1410 Laurens Street. www.richlandcountysc.gov/Residents/Engage-Richland/ Upcoming-Events.

Pet Registration Event with Animal Care Officers will be held 10 a.m.–noon, Saturday, August 25, Richland County Animal Care, Public Works Facility, 400 Powell Road. www.richlandcountysc.gov/Residents/Engage-Richland/Upcoming-Events.

History and Hangars: Richland County’s Jim Hamilton-L.B. Owens Airport will be held 6–7:30 p.m., Thursday, September 6, 1400 Jim Hamilton Boulevard. www.richlandcountysc.gov/Residents/Engage-Richland/ Upcoming-Events

Tour of the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center will be held 6:30–8 p.m., Thursday, September 27, 201 John Mark Dial Drive. www.richlandcountysc.gov/Residents/Engage- Richland/Upcoming-Events.

Sisters in Crime and the SE Chapter of Mystery Writers of America will host a workshop open to mystery readers and authors July 28, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Chuch, 1715 Bull Street. tinyurl.com/MysteryinMidlands.

Columbia Art Center will hold the following workshops: Introduction to Pottery, Mondays 6–8 p.m.; Creative Throwing, Tuesdays 4–5:30 p.m.; Next Step Throwing, Wednesdays 6–8 p.m.; Intermediate Hand Building, Thursdays 6–8 p.m.; Beginning Throwing, Fridays 2–4 p.m.; Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Lippan Painting; Saturday, July 28, 10–11:30 a.m., Madhubani Painting on Pots for Children, 1227-C Taylor Street. 803-545-3093 or www.ColumbiaSC.net/parks-recreation

Building Fairy House and Cottage out of clay workshop for kids will be held Saturday, August 4, 10:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093.

Painting Simple Landscapes in Acrylics Four Week Workshop will be held Tuesdays, August 7–28, 6:30–8:30 p.m., Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545- 3093.

Columbia Art Center will hold the following workshops: Mixed Media Art, Wednesday, August 8, 6–8 p.m.; Stamped Copper Jewelry, Wednesday, August 15, 6–8 p.m.; Warli Painting on Pots, Saturday, August 25, 1–3 p.m.; Mixed Media Painting Palm Trees, Saturday, August 18, 10 a.m.–noon; Watercolor Calligraphy with a Brush, Thursday, August 23, 6–9 p.m.; Pasta Making, Saturday, August 11, 1–4 p.m. 1227-C Taylor Street. 803-545-3093 or www.ColumbiaSC.net/parksrecreation


Events at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden—Toucan Tuesdays, every Tuesday through August 14, enjoy BOGO (buy one get one) admission at Riverbanks with a donation of two cans of food to Harvest Hope Food Bank; Twilight in the Garden, August 10, the big screen returns to Riverbanks Botanical Garden; Brew at the Zoo, August 3, enjoy a wide selection of brews from domestics to imports to specialty micros, stroll through the zoo, listen to live music, and experience wildlife up-close; Summer Camp, through August 17, young explorers will connect with wildlife and experience the natural world through up-close animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, games, crafts, and more; Animal Enrichment Day, September 15, this fall favorite gives guests an opportunity to see the zoo’s residents sniff, stomp, pounce, and play with tempting treats designed to exercise their minds and bodies; Riverbanks ZOOfari, September 21, take an evening stroll through the zoo, catch a glimpse of some wild creatures, savor tasty cuisine and cool cocktails, and bid on oneof a-kind silent and live auction items; Family on Safari: Noises of the Night, September 22, open up your senses to a new overnight adventure at Waterfall Junction; NOVA Cub Scout Small Group Overnight: Conserving Wildlife, September 28, overnight NOVA experience exploring the zoo’s role in conservation and how you also can take action for wildlife; Cub Scout Day: Nova Wild, September 29, spend a fun-filled day at the zoo working toward Cub Scout electives; Boo at the Zoo, October 19–30; Pumpkin Smash, November 3; Riverbanks Run, November 17; Lights Before Christmas, November 17–December 30. www.riverbanks.org.

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