2018-09-14 / 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).

South Carolina Wildlife Federation is holding its 16th Annual Photography Contest. Send your best pictures capturing the beauty of South Carolina’s nature. You may submit entries in three categories: Carolina Critters, Scenes of South Carolina, and Backyard Habitat. Entry fee is $15, and the deadline for entries is October 31.scwf.org/events/.

Pawmetto Lifeline, a local no-kill animal shelter committed to reducing pet overpopulation in the Midlands, will host the 12th Annual Fur Ball Moonlight Gala, Saturday, October 20, 7 p.m., Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. www.pawmettolifeline.org.


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.

Columbia Museum of Art will host For Freedoms Town Hall: Freedom of Expression – Arts and Justice, a free event in participation with For Freedoms’ 50 State Initiative, Monday, September 24, 6:30 p.m. columbiamuseum.org.


Authors DW Beam, AM Beam, and Jaylin Beam will be at the Barnes & Noble store in Columbia Saturday, September 15, 2 p.m. for a book signing event. www.dwbeampublishing.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.

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.

Crescent Hill Baptist Church will celebrate 85 years of ministry with a homecoming October 7, 10:30 a.m., 2659 Two Notch Road. www.crescenthillbaptist.org.

Rehoboth United Methodist Church will host its annual revival September 23–26, 6:30 p.m., 6911 Two Notch Road. 803-788-2220.

Shandon Presbyterian Church’s Outreach Ministry will host “fill a truck” for Harvest Food Bank in honor of National Hunger Action Month. Look for the classic Chevy Cheyenne pickup in the church parking lot, 607 Woodrow Street and help fill it with nonperishable food donations for Harvest Hope 10 a.m. –4 p.m. Saturday, September 29 and 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Sunday, September 30. bit.ly/harvesthope2018.

Friends and Family Day will be held at Zion Baptist Church Sunday, September 30, 11 a.m., 801 Washington Street. 803-779-2809.

Elder Dean Page from Power House Christian Church, Dillon, S.C., will be guest speaker at the 51st anniversary of Life Changing Ministries Sunday, September 17, 5 p.m., 928 Kennerly Road, Irmo. 803-665-5451.


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.

West Columbia Beautification Foundation 4th Annual Tribute for Trees will be held Tuesday, September 18, 5:30–7:30 p.m., West Columbia City Hall, 200 N. 12th Street, West Columbia. www.westcolumbiasc.gov.

The City of West Columbia will host its 3rd Annual Fall Back Fest on the 100 Block of State Street on Friday, November 2, 6–9 p.m. www.westcolumbiasc.gov.

VillageChurch will present the 14th Annual Lake Scare-O-Lina, a family friendly Fall festival, Sunday, October 21, 4–6 p.m., Jeep Rogers Family YMCA in Lake Carolina. www.blythewoodvillage.com or 803-419-0989.

Historic Columbia’s 40th annual Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture will be held Saturday, September 22, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Mann-Simons Site, 1403 Richland Street. www.historiccolumbia.org.

Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church will host a Fall Festival Sunday, October 28, 4–6 p.m., 5503 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington. www.SaxeGotha.org.


Grace United Methodist Church will hold its annual “Grace’ous’ BBQ” September 22, 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m., 410 Harbison Boulevard. 803-732-1899.


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.

Columbia Presbyterian Community, 700 Davega Drive, Lexington, will host its 3rd Annual Alzheimer’s Association Fundraiser Street Fair and Yard Sale October 13, with the yard sale beginning at 8 a.m. and street fair and booths opening at 10 a.m. The event goes until 1 p.m. 803-227-8931 or amy.mccormack@prehomesc.org.

Westwood Redhawks boys basketball team will hold a carwash fundraiser Saturday, September 15, 8 a.m.–2 p.m., Bethel Baptist Church, 275 McNulty Road, Blythewood.


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.


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.

South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority will hold a meeting of its Board of Directors September 19, 8:30 a.m., office of the South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority, 1201 Main Street, Suite 1600. 803-737-0268.


University of South Carolina School of Music September 2018 events include 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.

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.


W. Gordon Belser Arboretum will host its monthly open house Sunday, September 16, 1–4 p.m., 4080 Bloomwood Road. Arboretu@mailbox.sc.edu.


In honor of Mental Health Awareness Week and Bullying Prevention Month, self-esteem advocate and Inspirational Artist TiffanyJ has established the Inaugural Buddies, Not Bullies Rally led by self-esteem mascot Super Beauty to be held Sunday, October 7, 5 p.m., S.C. State House, 1100 Gervais Street. www.iamsuperbeauty.com.


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.

Airport High School Education Foundation will sponsor a Tennis Tournament September 29, Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center, 1120 Fort Congaree Trail, Cayce. airporteducationalfoundation.com.

Registration for the Miracle League of Columbia’s fall baseball season for children ages five and older is underway, Columbia Parks & Recreation Department has announced. There is no fee to participate. Games will be held at the Miracle League field at Owens Field Park, 1351 Jim Hamilton Boulevard. The last day to register is Friday, September 21. To register, visit www.miracleleaguecolumbia.com.


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.


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.

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.

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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