2018-08-31 / Events



Dog Walk—Woof Walk Wag, hosted by SQ Rescue, will be held October 14, Columbia Country Club. woofwalkwag.myevent.com.


Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road, Fall Sermon Series with Dr. Stephen Chitty, will be held Sundays, September 9–December 9, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. www.ChristianLifeColumbia.com.

Bible Way Church of Atlas Road will host “Church and Community Day; Celebrating 50 Years on Atlas Road” Saturday, November 4, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., A.C. Jackson Wellness Center, 2608 Atlas Road. 803-917-4653.

Author and speaker Liz Curtis Higgs will brings her biblical, down-to-earth humorous style to Columbia International University September 13, 7 p.m. CIU.edu/higgs.

Life Care Center of Columbia will host its annual First Responders Appreciation Breakfast Friday, September 7, 8:30–10:30 a.m., 2514 Faraway Drive. 803-865-1999 or lcca.com.

Dr. Ronald H. High and Alicia Graham will present a church music symposium Saturday, September 22, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Zion Baptist Church, 801 Washington Street. 803-719-0413 or 803-603-5655.


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.

Palmetto Health Foundation is asking for donations for the 29th Festival of Trees, a signature fundraising event benefiting Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital to be held November 16–18 at the South Carolina State Museum. Auction item commitment forms are due by Friday, October 19, 5 p.m. FestivalofTreesColumbia.org.

The City of Cayce and the Cayce Historical Museum will host Congaree Heritage Day of Unity October 13, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Cayce Historical Museum, 1800 12th Street, Cayce. www.caycesc.gov.

Historic Columbia will host the Jubilee Festival of Black History & Culture Saturday, September 22, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Mann-Simons Site, 1403 Richland Street. www.historiccolumbia.org.


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.

Wilson Kibler will host an oyster roast Wednesday, October 5, 5:30–8 p.m., 701 Whaley. alyse.howard@wilsonkibler.com.


One of Columbia South Carolina’s March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction will return for its 20th year November 1, 6:30 p.m., Marriott in downtown Columbia. signaturechefs.org/columbia.


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.


Columbia Green Grant Committee is accepting grant applications for two grant programs, Neighborhood Beautification Grant and Tree Initiative Grant with awards from $500 to $3,000. Non-profits, churches, parks, homeowner associations, and schools in the Columbia metropolitan area can apply. Deadline is October 1, 2018. Find applications and guidelines at columbiagreen.org.


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.


Columbia Baroque has announced its 2018-2019 Concert Series “Splendors of the Baroque,” with four concerts of Baroque music presented at the USC School of Music Friday, September 7; Tuesday, December 18; Friday, January 25; and Tuesday, May 14, 7 p.m., 813 Assembly Street. www.columbiabaroque.org.

University of South Carolina School of Music September 2018 events include Freeman Sundays Sunday, September 9, 3 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall; Serena Hill-LaRoche Faculty Voice Recital with Catherine Garner, piano Monday, September 10, 7:30 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall; The Luise E. Peake Music & Culture Colloquium Series: The Magical Black Gospel Choir Friday, September 14, 1:10 p.m., School of Music, Room 232; Carl DuPont Voice Master Class Friday, September 14, 2 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall; Michael Harley Faculty Bassoon Recital with Phillip Bush, piano Sunday, September 16, 3 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall; Arias and Barcarolles Recital: Songs and Instrumental Music of Leonard Bernstein Thursday, September 20, 7:30 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall; The Luise E. Peake Music & Culture Colloquium Series, Lecture/Performance: The Practice of Free Improvisation Friday, September 21, 1:10 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall; Angelo Xiang Yu Violin Master Class Monday, September 24, 7:30 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall; USC Symphony Orchestra Concert: Opening Night at the Symphony Tuesday, September 25, 7:30 p.m., Koger Center for the Arts; Conor Nelson Guest Artist Flute Recital Wednesday, September 26, 4:30 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall; The Luise E. Peake Music & Culture Colloquium Series: “A Movement, A Shadow, A Possibility: Queer Anxiety in Britten’s Operas” Friday, September 28, 1:10 p.m., School of Music, Room 232; Southern Exposure New Music Series: The Living Earth Show Friday, September 28, 7:30 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall; USC Wind Ensemble Concert Sunday, September 30, 4 p.m., Koger Center for the Arts. sc.edu/music.

Carolina Jazz Society will hold its Dixieland Jazz Concert Sunday, September 9, 2:30–5:00 p.m., Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle. www.carolinajazzsociety.com.


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.

City of Columbia’s outdoor swimming pools will be open for Labor Day, on Monday, September 3 — the last day for recreational swimming. Maxcy Gregg and Greenview pools will be open for recreational swimming 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Monday, September 3. There will be no free swim day on Labor Day. Labor Day is the last day for recreational swimming at the outdoor pools and for operation of the City’s splash pads/spray pools at various parks. 803-545-3100.


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


Historic Columbia’s Tours of Kensington Mansion will be held Saturday, September 8, 9 a.m., 12 p.m., and 3 p.m. in Eastover. www.historiccolumbia.org.


United Way is looking for volunteers to support the Midlands Reading Consortium (MRC) for the 2018-2019 school year. MRC is a tutoring initiative that helps pre-kindergarten through second-grade students improve their reading proficiency and language development. Individuals who can volunteer 30 minutes a week between mid-September or early October 2018 through May 2019 are needed. volunteer.uway.org/mrc.


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 www.louriecentersc.com.

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.

Enhanced Mobility of Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities Section 5310 Application Workshop will be held September 10, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., River Center at Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road. www.eventbrite.com/e/enhanced-mobility-of-seniors-individuals-with-disab...

Strengthening Families Program From Growing Home Southeast will be held weekly for 14 sessions beginning Monday, September 10, 6–8 p.m., Saint John’s Baptist, 3404 W. Beltline Boulevard; Tuesday, September 11, 5:45–7:45 p.m., Seven Oaks Elementary, 2800 Ashland Road; Wednesday, September 12, 6–8 p.m., Hand Middle School, 2600 Wheat Street. Families must have a child ages six–11. 803-791-5513 ext. 101.

Mountain Dulcimer Workshop will be held Saturday, September 22, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, Blythewood. www.dulcimores.com.

September workshops at the Columbia Art Center include Life Drawing, Tuesdays September 4–25; 6:30–8:30 p.m.; The Contemplative Photographer, Saturdays September 8–29; 10 a.m.–12 p.m.; Plarn Crocheting, Wednesday September 19, 6–8 p.m.; Fairy House & Cottage Workshop for teens through adults, Saturday September 22, 10:30 a.m.–4 p.m., 1227-C Taylor Street. 803-545-3093 or www.ColumbiaSC.net/ parks-recreation.

Birthright of Columbia, a pro-life emergency pregnancy service, will begin training for Office Volunteers—individuals who provide one-on-one assistance to girls and women who are faced with an unplanned or problem pregnancy, beginning Tuesday, September 18, 6 p.m. and continuing for two successive Tuesdays, 1405 Gregg Street. 803-765-0165 or georgia@birthrightof columbia.org.

Window to the Ukraine, singing, dancing, native costumes, audience participation, a part of Columbia Art Center’s Cultural Art Series: Worlds of Creativity, will be held Thursday, September 6, 6–8 p.m., 1227–C Taylor Street. www.columbiasc.net.

Midlands Mediation Center (MMC) is accepting registrations for its 20-hour “Introduction to Mediation” training series Tuesday through Thursday, September 18–20, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., 4801 Colonial Drive. midlandsmediation.org or 803-714-1176.

Mold and the Building Enclosure Workshop will be held Thursday, September 13, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m., Columbia Marriott, 1200 Hampton Street. 843-737-6955.

Wine and Unwind: Raegan Teller Book Signing will be held Thursday September 13, 6–8 p.m., Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle. Mystery Author Raegan Teller and a recipient of the 2017 Writers Digest Award Self-Published Book Awards will discuss Murder in Madden and The Last Sale, her first two books of the Enid Blackwell Series, which take place in The Midlands area of South Carolina. RaeganTeller.com.

The SC Bar Public Services Division will sponsor four free legal clinics in the Midlands in September—September 5— End of Life Issues, including health care power of attorney, living wills, DNR orders, funeral planning and cremation, presented by Sarah L. Clingman, 6–7 p.m., Richland Eastover Branch Library, 608 Main Street, Eastover; September 11—Family Law Issues, including divorce, custody, visitation, and support, noon–1:30 p.m., Pelion Branch Library, 206 Pine Street, Pelion; September 20—Wills, Estates, and Probate, 6–7 p.m., Cooper Branch Library, 5317 N. Trenholm Road; September 25—End of Life Issues, including health care power of attorney, living wills, DNR orders, funeral planning, and cremation, 6–7:30 p.m., Richland Ballentine Branch Library, 1200 Dutch Fork Road, Irmo. www.scbar.org/clinics.


Events at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden—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 one-of-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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