2018-09-07 / Events



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

Columbia and Lexington Animal Services will hold a Pre- Owned Pets Adoption Special September 21–22, Columbia Animal Services, 127 Humane Lane and Lexington Animal Services, 321 Ball Park Road, Lexington. www.columbiasc.net/animal-services or (803)-776-PETS (7387).


Columbia Art Center and park rangers with the Columbia Parks & Recreation Department will host the 2018 Art Along the Trail showcase at Riverfront Park Saturday, October 13, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., north end of Riverfront Park, 4122 River Drive. In the event of rain, the showcase will be rescheduled for Saturday, October 27. 803-545-3093.

City Art Gallery, 1224 Lincoln Street, will host the South Carolina Watermedia Annual Juried Exhibition October 6–November 26 with opening reception and award ceremony Saturday, October 6, 4:30–6:30 p.m. www.scwatermedia.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.

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.


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.


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.


Weight Management Center at Palmetto Health will offer a free weight loss surgery seminar for individuals interested in bariatric surgery Tuesday, September 11, 5:30–6:30 p.m., Palmetto Health Baptist auditorium, 1501 Sumter Street. 803- 376-5982.

Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings will be held Tuesday, September 11, 18, and 25, 5–7 p.m., Palmetto Health Women’s Center, 1801 Sunset Drive. Registration is required. 803-296-CARE (2273).

Take Five–Free Prostate cancer and Diabetes Screenings will be held Thursday, September 13, 20, and 27, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter Street, basement level. Registration is required. 803-296-CARE (2273).


Fort Jackson’s Army Community Service Center and community partners will host a job fair for military spouses September 18, 9 a.m.–noon, NCO Club, 5700 Lee Road. There will be an optional career fair prep workshop September 11, 9 a.m.–noon, Army Community Service Building, 9810 Lee Road. The workshop will cover resume writing, interviewing skills and how to navigate a job fair. 803-751-5256.


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.


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.

Riding on Dubs—Music for Flute & Electronics will be held Friday, September 14, 7:30 p.m., Tapp’s Arts Center. www.tappsartscenter.com.

Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra will hold “Tales of Vienna” concert Sunday, September 23, 3:30 p.m., Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College Street, Irmo. www.LMSO.org or 803-400-3540.


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.

In recognition of September as Infant Mortality Awareness Month, Palmetto Health will host its Infant Mortality Awareness Walk Saturday, September 15, 10 a.m., Irmo Community Park, 7507 Eastview Drive, Irmo. 803-296-3780 or 1-888-788-4367.


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

Joe Niekro Foundation Brain Aneurysm and AVM Support Group will meet Thursday, September 20, 6–7 p.m., 5 Richland Medical Park Drive, Palmetto Health Richland Auditorium, first floor. ColumbiaSC@JoeNiekroFoundation.org.


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.

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.

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.

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.

The FriendShip, a local nonprofit dedicated to helping older adults lead healthy, independent, active lives in their own homes and communities, will host a discussion called “Caring for the Skin You’re In” Friday, September 14, 2:30–3:30 p.m., St. John’s, 2827 Wheat Street. 803-602-6434.

Ebru: The Turkish Art of Marbling, a cultural painting class hosted by the Istanbul Cultural Center, will be held Saturday, October 13, 1–3 p.m., Columbia Parks & Rec Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street. 803-386-4377.

American Heart Association CPR and Basic Life Support (BLS) classes are offered weekly by the Palmetto Health/USC Simulation Center every Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, 1 p.m., 14 Medical Park, Suite 300, Palmetto Health Richland campus. 803-296-CARE (2273).


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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